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Augustus Loftus diplomatic correspondence, 1821-1904

Identifier: 1984-001

Scope and Contents

Augustus William Frederick Spencer Loftus (b.1817 - d.1904) was a British Lord in diplomatic service to Europe and Russia from 1837-1899.

The correspondence consists of 105 autograph letters and notes, 1 typed/handwritten letter, 2 typed letters, and 21 envelopes addressed to Loftus but without corresponding contents. Nearly all of the letters and notes are to Lord Augustus and/or Lady Loftus from members of the nobility of Great Britain and Europe, including members of the British royal family. Every effort was made to identify all correspondents, however, it should be noted that identifications were often best guesses based on titles and dates. Each letter has been assigned a number; an index is provided in this inventory.

Dated correspondence is arranged chronologically and is followed by the unidentified and/or undated correspondence. All pieces of correspondence have been transcribed wherever possible. Included within the correspondence is an autograph draft oration written by Loftus to Lord Worsley as well as a printed prayer.


  • 1821 - 1904


These materials are in English.


This material is open for research use by any registered reader.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Physical Location

Collection shelved on 3rd floor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Physical Description

All correspondence consists of handwritten and signed letters and notes unless otherwise specified.

Augustus Loftus diplomatic correspondence, 1821-1904
Milissa Burkart
2016 June
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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University of Tulsa
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