Catalogue description Secretaries of State: State Papers Foreign, Genoa

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Reference: SP 79
Title: Secretaries of State: State Papers Foreign, Genoa

Correspondence and papers of the Secretary of State concerning the republic of Genoa, including letters from Pasquale Paoli about the rebellion of Corsica, 1763.

The records are mainly original in-letters to the Secretary of State from the English (later British) consul in Genoa (often called in the correspondence 'Genova', its Italian name). A number of petitions addressed to the Secretary of State, letters from the Doge of Genoa or his ministers to successive English or British monarchs, and some correspondence with the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations may also be found.

Date: 1584-1775

The records are generally arranged in chronological order.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English, French and Italian
Physical description: 26 volume(s)
Administrative / biographical background:

The republic of Genoa was incorporated into Piedmont in 1815, and Italy in 1860.

Corsica was administered by Genoa until 1768.

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