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Guide to the Percy Lyham Loraine Papers, 1905-1938

Abstract

Sir Percy Lyham Loraine (1880-1961), was the 12th Baronet of Kirk Harle, Northumberland, and a British diplomat. After joining the Diplomatic Service in 1904, Loraine was stationed in Istanbul, Turkey, for three years before transfer to Iran, Greece, Egypt, and other locations. The collection includes correspondence concerning diplomatic matters in Turkey and the surrounding area (1906-1909, 1929, 1935?, 1938) and a detailed narrative journal by Loraine relating to Egyptian activity on the Turkish border near Akaba (Aqabah), 1905-1906.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
RL.00824
Title
Percy Lyham Loraine papers
Date
1905-1938
Creator
Loraine, Percy Lyham, Sir, bart., 1880-1961
Extent
0.2 Linear Feet, 37 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

The collection includes correspondence concerning diplomatic matters in Turkey and the surrounding area (1906-1909, 1929, 1935?, 1938). Chiefly letters to Percy Lyham Loraine from fellow diplomats including George Lloyd and Gerald Fitzmaurice, and some letters and drafts of letters from Loraine to colleagues in the foreign service. Also included is a detailed narrative journal by Loraine relating to Egyptian activity on the Turkish border near Akaba (Aqabah), 1905-1906. Letters from Loraine to his wife (1929, 1935? and 1938) include observations about Turkey, the Balkan Conference, Romania, Germany, Austria, Japan, Churchill, and Ataturk's illness.

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Journal of activities near Akaba (Aqabah), 1905-1906
Box 1
Letters from colleagues to Loraine, 1906-1909
Box 1
Letters from Loraine to colleagues, 1907-1908 and undated
Box 1
Letters from Loraine to wife, 1929-1938
Box 1

Historical Note

Sir Percy Lyham Loraine (1880-1961), was the 12th Baronet of Kirk Harle, Northumberland, and a British diplomat. After joining the Diplomatic Service in 1904, Loraine was stationed in Istanbul, Turkey, for three years before transfer to Persia and other locations.

Loraine's diplomatic appointments:

Date Event(s)
1921-1926 British Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Iran
1926-1929 British Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Greece
1929-1933 British High Commissioner to Egypt and Sudan
1933-1939 British Ambassador to Turkey
1939-1940 British Ambassador to Italy

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Percy Lyham Loraine Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Percy Lyham Loraine Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1998.

Processing Information

Processed by Danielle Moore, June 2010

Encoded by Danielle Moore, June 2010

Accession 1998-0004 is described in this finding aid.