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MS 599

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MS 599

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Edward Hope Vere archive

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Edward James Hope-Vere, born in 1885, was the elder son of Colonel James Charles Hope-Vere, of Craigie Hall and Blackwood, Kirkmuirhill, Lanarkshire; his mother being Marie, daughter of M. Guillemin, of Villa Navarre, Pau, and great-granddaughter of Marshal Lannes, Duc de Montebello. After going to Beaumont and Eton, he decided upon a military life and passed into Sandhurst, but reasons of health compelled him to abandon the Army for the Diplomatic Service, in which he was appointed an Attaché in 1905. In the following year he worked for some months at the Foreign Office, after which he served in turn as Attaché to the Embassy at Madrid and the Legation at Morocco. In 1908 Mr. Hope-Vere went as Third Secretary to Lisbon; and from 1909 onwards, for several years, he was successively at Constantinople, Belgrade, and Athens. Promotion as Second Secretary came in 1914, when he was appointed to Berlin, and remained there until the declaration of war; in the following year he returned to Madrid as Second Secretary. Subsequent appointments included a commission in the King's Bodyguard for Scotland (the Royal Company of Archers) in 1916 ; First Secretary to the Residency at Cairo in 1919-20, and at Belgrade in 1921; and Chargé d'Affaires at Buenos Aires and Montevideo, and at Christiania. He died on 4th November, 1924. This archive covers the years in the Diplomatic Service 1906-1924.

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1906-1924?

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Ms. diaries accompanied by scrap/photograph albums.

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