Catalogue description Secretaries of State: State Papers Foreign, Supplementary
|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.
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)|
|Physical description:||92 volume(s)|
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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