Catalogue description Secretaries of State: State Papers Foreign, Supplementary

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Details of SP 110
Reference: SP 110
Title: Secretaries of State: State Papers Foreign, Supplementary

Mainly records of factors of the Levant Company based at Aleppo and records of the Aleppo consulate, maintained by the Levant Company. Included are registers of the insurance of cargoes; registers of wills and commercial disputes; a register of births, marriages and deaths; and letter books of correspondence from factors based in Aleppo to their principals in London and other Levant factors.

Most of the remainder of the series is comprised of letter books, correspondence and papers of British envoys, agents and ambassadors to Denmark and Turkey; petitions to the British ambassador to Spain; the correspondence of envoys to the Holy Roman Empire, Bavaria and the Imperial Diet; and letter books of envoys to Brandenburg-Prussia. In addition, there are a number of foreign entry books, mainly for the Northern Department, and including circular letters.

Date: 1600-1871
Related material:


For FO letter books relating to the Ottoman Empire FO 261

For later records of the Aleppo Consulate FO 861

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 92 volume(s)
Publication note:

Many of these records are discussed in detail inRalph Davis, Aleppo and Devonshire Square: English Traders in the Levant in the Eighteenth Century (London, 1967).

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