Macartney papers, 1764-1792 (bulk 1764-1767)


Macartney papers, 1764-1792 (bulk 1764-1767)

The papers are almost entirely concerned with Macartney's embassy to Russia in 1764-67, and include notes, memoranda, drafts of the trade treaty he negotiated, and a final copy; accounts of travel in Russia and general descriptions of the country, including a treatise on the natural history of Siberia and fossils found there; descriptions of principal figures of the Russian Court and of court protocol; and copies of correspondence. The collection also contains a printed copy of a 1762 decree by Catherine II concerning Alexis Bestoucheff-Rumin; and a dispatch sent by Russia to China in 1792 during Macartney's mission in Peking.

1.0 linear ft. (2 boxes)



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