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Greek Committee Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS 133
Finding aid note: Stored on-site at the Woodson Research Center.

Scope and Contents

The correspondence includes letters and post cards from noted liberals of the period in Great Britain. Most are written to the Secretary of the Committee, Lewis Sergeant. Sergeant was on the editorial staff of The Daily Chronicle and was particularly interested in the politics and literature of modern Greece. Correspondents include Lord Rosebery, Herbert Chamberlain, Sir C.W. Dilke, Sir J. Bryce, Leveson Gower (regarding the Memorial from the Thessalians of Athens), Bishop of Manchester, Max Muller, Sir William Watson, L.H. Courtney, J.P. Mahaffy, Roden Noel, Ernest Myers, Karl Blind (regarding Russia’s renewed push toward Constantinople), and G.A. Sala.

Dates

  • 1879 - 1897

Creator

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored on-site at the Woodson Research Center.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish material from the Greek Committee Letters, 1879-1897 must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

Biographical Note

The “Greek Committee” was formed at the outbreak of the Greco-Turkish war of 1878-1897. Originating in Great Britain, the committee’s purpose was to promote support among Britons for Greece against the “despotic power” of Turkey.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 folder of 41 letters)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The correspondence includes letters and post cards from noted liberals of the period in Great Britain. Most are written to the Secretary of the Committee, Lewis Sergeant.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Myers (dealer) from funds donated by Friends of Fondren

Creator

Title
Guide to the Greek Committee Letters, 1879-1897
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Contact:
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA