Strangford, Percy Clinton Sydney Smythe, Viscount, 1780-1855

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Lord Strangford was the British ambassador at Constantinople from August 1820 to October 1824. The recipient of his diplomatic reports, the Marquis of Londonderry (1778-1854), was the British ambassador at Vienna from 1814-1822. The first of the Strangford's missives deals with the centerpiece of the internal reforms implemented under Sultan Mahmud II, the modernization of the army along Western lines, which brought the Sultan into conflict with the Janissaries, the elite corps of the Turkish army. Strangford's report describes the Sultan's severe crack-down on those Janissary corps, which had terrorized Constantinople through their violent excesses. The other reports deal with questions of diplomatic protocol and with the Turkish evacuation of the Danubian principalities, which is also the subject of the official note, of which we have a French copy. Strangford reported on the Porte's assurances regarding the evacuation of the principalities at the Verona Congress in the fall of 1822 and they were in fact subsequently evacuated before Strangford left his post in 1824. Strangford was probably the most important diplomat at Constantinople during this time.

From the description of Percy Clinton Sydney Smythe Strangford papers, 1815-1822. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122553088

British diplomat.

From the description of Letters, 1807-1837. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 32878724

English philologist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to an unidentified recipient, "Monday," [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270860443

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creatorOf Sidney, Philip, Sir, 1554-1586. [Defence of the Earl of Leicester] : autograph manuscript, undated. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Huntingdon, Lucy Davies Hastings, Countess of, d. 1679. Manuscript bond signed and sealed, 1667 Sept. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Strangford, Percy Clinton Sydney Smythe, 6th viscount, 1780-1855. Letters, 1807-1837. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Hutchinson, Ralph. Manuscript document signed, 1655 Jan. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Temple, William, Sir, 1555-1627. Manuscript receipt signed and sealed, 1621 Oct. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Sidney, Henry, Sir, 1529-1586. Manuscript order signed, 1573 Aug. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Strangford, Percy Clinton Sydney Smythe, Viscount, 1780-1855. Percy Clinton Sydney Smythe Strangford papers, 1815-1822. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Strangford, Percy Clinton Sydney Smythe, Viscount, 1780-1855. Autograph letter signed : [London], to an unidentified recipient, "Monday," [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Temple, William, Sir, 1555-1627. Manuscript receipt signed and sealed, 1609 Oct. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1679-1837 (inclusive), 1789-1837 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Throckmorton, John, 16th cent. Autograph letter signed : Flushing, to Robert Sidney, Earl of Leicester, 1598 Apr. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Sidney, Philip, Sir, 1554-1586,. Manuscript bond signed by Philip Sidney, William Blount, and Richard Rodmay, 1575 June 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Leicester, Robert Sidney, Earl of, 1595-1677. Contemporary copy of a document, [1671 Nov. 16]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Leicester, Robert Sidney, Earl of, 1595-1677. Manuscript document signed and sealed, 1647 Oct. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Strangford, Percy Clinton Sydney Smythe, Viscount, 1780-1855. Autograph letter signed : Belem, near Lisbon, to Lord Nelson, 1805 Aug. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Burghley, William Cecil, Baron, 1520-1598. Manuscript order, with autograph closing and signature : to Sir Henry Sidney, 1583 June 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Leicester, Robert Sidney, Earl of, 1563-1626. Manuscript order signed : to Kenrick Parry, 1624 Oct. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649. Contemporary copy of a letter : to William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, undated [after May 1641]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Porter, Endymion, 1587-1649. Autograph letter signed : to his wife Olive, undated [ca. 1624]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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