Ratification by King George V of a Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1914 (catalogue reference: FO 49/999)

22 July 2014

09.30 - 12.30, Conference room A/B

This workshop will look at records of the Foreign Office from when it was established in 1782, through to the merger with the Commonwealth Office in 1968 and up to the latest releases of records for 1982.

The course will begin with an administrative outline considering how diplomatic and consular relations work in the modern period, before examining in detail the different types of records created by the Foreign and Commonwealth office:

  • official correspondence
  • confidential print
  • embassy and consular archives
  • treaties
  • commissions
  • conferences and special missions
  • private papers and the recently released 'migrated archives'

James Cronan, a member of the Diplomatic and Colonial team, is an expert in Foreign Office records. He specialises in records relating to South West Europe (especially Italy, France, Spain and Portugal) and their colonial possessions and in treaties, pacts and agreements.

Book a place on this event.

This event is part of our themed programme. Diplomacy is at the heart of all human interaction. Whether between international states and colonies, monarchs and their ministers, the major players in the theatres of war, kith and kin, or friends and enemies: diplomacy - or lack of it - will play its part. This programme of events aims to reflect the broad spectrum of interpretations of historical diplomacy and the art of peace-making..

Sponsored by the Friends of The National Archives.

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