Foster, Augustus John, Sir, 1780-1848

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British minister to the United States.

From the description of Sir Augustus John Foster papers, 1794-1844. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981837

Epithet: Plenipotentiary to the United States

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Epithet: diplomatist

Title: 1st Baronet

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Biographical Note

  • 1780, Dec. 1: Born, Ireland [?]
  • circa 1802 - 1804 : Secretary to British legation, Naples, Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (Italy)
  • 1805 - 1807 : Secretary to British legation to the United States
  • 1808 - 1810 : British chargé d’affaires, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1811 - 1812 : Great Britain’s minister plenipotentiary to the United States
  • 1812: Returned to Great Britain; elected member of Parliament for Cockermouth, England
  • 1814 - 1824 : British minister plenipotentiary, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1815: Married Albinia Jane Hobart
  • 1822: Became member of Privy Council, London, England
  • 1824 - 1840 : British minister plenipotentiary to Turin, Kingdom of Sardinia (Italy)
  • 1825: Knighted by King George IV
  • 1831: Named Baron of Clyde Court, Ardee, County Louth, Ireland
  • 1840: Retired from diplomatic service and began writing “Notes on the United States...”
  • 1848, Aug. 1: Committed suicide at Branksea Castle, near Poole, England

From the guide to the Sir Augustus John Foster Papers, 1794-1844, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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creatorOf Biddle, Nicholas, 1786-1844,. Nourse Family papers [manuscript], 1685-1904. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Vol. III (ff. 177). 1809-1830.includes:ff. 1, 35 John Swift Emerson, solicitor, of Dublin: Letters to J. W. Croker: 1809, 1812.f. 3 Sir John Beckett, 2nd Baronet: Letter to J. W. Croker: 1809.f. 5 General Sir John Floyd, 1st Baronet: Letter to ..., 1809-1830 British Library
referencedIn John Vaughan papers, 1768 - Circa 1936, 1768 - Circa 1936 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Foster, Augustus John, Sir, 1780-1848. Sir Augustus John Foster papers, 1794-1844. Library of Congress
referencedIn Vol. CCVII (ff. 367). Oct. 1845-March 1846.includes:ff. 1, 50, 68-70b Sir Augustus John Foster, 1st Baronet; diplomatist: Correspondence with Lord Aberdeen: 1828-1846.ff. 3, 21, 71-74, 109 John William Perry Farren, Consul at Manila: Corresponden... British Library
referencedIn Vol. Lll (ff. 333). 10 Nov.-Dec. 1813.includes:ff. 1, 2 b Richard Davies, Vicar of St. Nicholas, Leicester: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1813.ff. 3, 4 b, 36 Sir Richard Hardinge, 1st Baronet: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1812-1815.f. 5 ... British Library
creatorOf Madison, Dolley, 1768-1849. Letters received : by Dolley Madison, 1795-1812. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Vol. LVIII (ff. I+38). From Papal States, Apr.-Sept. 1832, and Sardinia, 1832-Aug. 1834.includes:ff. 1b-7b Sir George Hamilton Seymour, GCB; diplomatist: Correspondence with Lord Palmerston: 1831-1847.: Partly Fr.: Drafts, copies and abstracts.ff.... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CXCVI (ff. 365). Oct. 1829-April 1830.includes:f. 1 Jane Davy, wife of Sir H Davy, Baronet: Letter to Lord Aberdeen: 1829.f. 3 Andrew Loughnan, junior; merchant: Letter to Lord Aberdeen: 1829.ff. 7, 198, 208, 229, 253, 255 Prince Christofo... British Library
creatorOf Great Britain. Foreign Office. Precis books of dispatches sent from America, 1809-1811. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Vol. CCVI (ff. 369). Jan.-Sept.1845.includes:f. 1 R. B. Hughes, of Liverpool: Letter to Lord Aberdeen: 1845.ff. 3-5b Admiral Sir William James Hope-Johnstone, KCB: K.C.B. 1862. Correspondence with Lord Aberdeen: 1845.ff. 7-8 b Dudley Fieschi H... British Library
referencedIn Vol. XLVI (ff. 366). Apr.-9 May 1813.includes:ff. 1, 223 Du Pre Alexander, 2nd Earl of Caledon: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1812-1837.f. 3 Thomas Graham, Baron Lynedoch: Letters to Sir R. Peel: 1813-1822.ff. 5, 6 b General Francis Needham,... British Library
referencedIn ROSE PAPERS. Vol. XXIII (ff. 186). (1) Correspondence with Sir Charles Stuart, G.C.B. (Baron Stuart de Rothesay 1828), Ambassador to France; 1816-1822. ff. 1-16b. (2) Letters from:-(a) Richard Le Poer Trench, 2nd Earl of Clancarty, both as Plenipoten..., 1814-1822 British Library
referencedIn Precis books of dispatches sent from America, 1809-1811 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Vol. CCCXLV (ff. 420). 15 Feb. -9 Mar. 1843.includes:ff. 1, 4, 55 Walter Francis Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 5th Duke of Buccleuch: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1834-1847.f. 3 Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Baronet; Prime Minister: Correspondence with the ... British Library
creatorOf Rosenkrantz, H. [Letter] 1820 avril 5, Copenhague [to] Monsieur Foster / H. Rosenkrantz. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf WELLESLEY LETTER BOOKS. Vol. XII (ff. ii+80). To the United States; 1811-Feb. 1812.British America, and United States: Despatches of Lord Wellesley rel. to,: 1810-1812: Copies and abstracts.British America, and United States: Official correspondence ... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CXCVII (ff. 324). May-Dec. 1830.includes:f. 1 Richard Lavington: Letter to Lord Aberdeen: 1830. ff. 3, 10 General Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill: Correspondence with Lord Aberdeen: 1830. ff. 5, 8 Thomas Peregrine Courtenay, statesman and author... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCVIII (ff. 349). April 1846-Feb. 1848.includes:f. 1 Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton: Correspondence with Lord Aberdeen: 1829-1846.f. 2 Montagu John Wynyard, Rector of West Rounton, county Yorkshire: Correspondence with Lord Aberdeen: ... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCL (ff. 433). 10 June -6 July 1843.includes:ff. 1, 2 General Stapleton Stapleton-Cotton, Baron and (1827) 1st Viscount Combermere formerly Cotton; Field Marshal 1855: Correspondence with Sir, R. Peel: 1841-1845. ff. 4, 6 Edward William Wynne-... British Library
creatorOf Sir Augustus John Foster Papers, 1794-1844 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Vol. III. (ff. 330), April 1811-1814.includes:f. 1 Domingo Antonio de Souza-Couttinho, Conde de Funchal; Portuguese Envoy to England: Letter to the Duke of Wellington: 1811.: Fr.: Copy.f. 5 Richard Wellesley, 2nd Earl of Mornington; Marquess Well... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CXCIV (ff. 332). June-Dec. 1828.includes:ff. 1, 17, 80 Lord Granville Leveson-Gower, Viscount Granville 1815; 1st Earl Granville 1833: Correspondence with Lord Aberdeen: 1828-1841.: abstracts. ff. 3, 6, 233, 238 Admiral Sir William Sidney Smith,... British Library
referencedIn Vol. LX (ff. 262). 25 Oct.-24 Nov.1814-includes:f. 1 William Brownlow, MP: Letters to Sir R. Peel: 1814.f. 3 Charles Kendal Bushe, Chief Justice of Ireland: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1813-1841.f. 5 'Friend to Humanity, A.': Letter, so si... British Library
referencedIn Autograph File, F, 1447-1994. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Vol. CCCXLVIII (ff. 380). 24 Apr.-14 May 1843.includes:ff. 1-6 William Lyde Wiggett-Chute, MP: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1842-1844.ff. 7, 9, 165 Reverend John Cross Morphew: Letters to Sir R. Peel: 1843.f. 11 Francis Bernard, Viscount Be... British Library
creatorOf Forrest-Furietti, 1815-1827 British Library
referencedIn Vol. LV (ff. i+69). From Sardinia, Nov. 1830-Mar. 1832; from Naples and Tuscany, Nov. 1830-1831.includes:ff. 2-33 Sir Augustus John Foster, 1st Baronet; diplomatist: Correspondence, as Minister at Turin, with Lord Palmerston: 1831-1834.ff. 35-41 ... British Library
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correspondedWith Devonshire, Elizabeth Cavendish, Duchess of, 1758-1824 person
associatedWith Great Britain. Foreign Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Madison, Dolley, 1768-1849. person
associatedWith Rosenkrantz, H. person
associatedWith Vaughan, John, 1756-1841 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Great Britain
Ireland, Europe
Spanish America, Americas
Paraguay, South America
Scotland, United Kingdom
Manchester, Lancashire
Meath, county of, Ireland
Greece, Europe
Brazil, South America
Poland, Kingdom of, Europe
Fermanagh, county of, Ireland
Texas, U.S.A.
Egypt, Africa
Canada, North America
Glasgow, Scotland
Belgium, Europe
Blackburn, Lancashire
Cavan, county of, Ireland
Greece, Europe
Euboea, Greece
United States of America
United States
India, Asia
United States
United States of America
Kingdom of the Two Sicilies
Sardinia (Italy)
Ireland, Europe
Mykonos, Greece
Sicily, Italy
Satara, Bombay Presidency
Margate, Kent
Great Britain
Society Islands, South Pacific Ocean
Cavan, Ireland
Chile, South America
Mexico, Central America
Tramore, Waterford
Sardinia (Italy)
Kingdom of the Two Sicilies
Portugal, Europe
Ionian Islands, Greece
Cracow, Poland
Stockport, Cheshire
Cork, Ireland
United States of America
Dublin, Ireland
Brazil, South America
Fermoy, Cork
Italy--Kingdom of the Two Sicilies
East Dunmore, Waterford
Hungary, Europe
Diplomats--Great Britain


Birth 1780-12-04

Death 1848-08-01



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