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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Letters, 1882-1889

Series II: Letters, 1901-1913

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to Macedonia troubles correspondence, 1882-1913



Descriptive Summary

Creator Symonds, Arthur G.
Title: Macedonia troubles correspondence
Dates: 1882-1913
Abstract: This is a collection of 31 letters dated variously between 1882-1913, regarding the troubles in Macedonia, written to A. G. Symonds and others of the National Reform Union.
Identification: MS 128
Extent: 1 lin. inch (1 folder)
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center,  Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

Arthur G. Symonds was the Secretary of the National Reform Union in London, England during the time these letters were received. After the revival of Greek, Serbian, and Bulgarian statehood in the 19th century, the Ottoman lands in Europe that became identified as Macedonia, were contested by all three governments, leading to the creation in the 1890s and 1900s of rival armed groups who divided their efforts between fighting the Turks and one another. In 1912, the allied Balkan states of Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia and Montenegro declared war against Turkey.

A portion of this brief sketch was excerpted from wikipedia, accessed on July 9, 2008, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macedonia_%28region%29.

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Scope and Contents

This is a collection of 31 letters in one folder, dated variously between 1882-1913, regarding the troubles in Macedonia, written to A. G. Symonds and others of the National Reform Union; letters are from Noel Buxton, G.O. Trevelyan, J. Biggar, Gladstone, Goldwin Smith, Lord Hugh Cecil, the Bishop of London (“deplorable state of things in Macedonia”); Montagu Butler, Earl Grey (“I fear that separate action of the British Government alone would be useless or worse”), R.B. Haldane (“public opinion is apathetic”), Drummond Wolff (“We are bound by our action in 1878 to secure the well-being and the freedom of the Christian and Non-Muslim populations of Turkey”), Hensley Henson, James Bryce, M. Javid, Turkish Statesman; The Archbishop of Canterbury; Randall Davidson (to the Bishop of Worcester condemning the outrages in the Balkans).

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Macedonia troubles correspondence, MS 128, must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Banerjea, Surendranath, 1848-1925
Bryce, James Bryce, viscount, 1838-1922
Cecil, Lord Hugh Richard Heathcote, 1869-
Davidson, Randall Thomas, archbishop of Canterbury, 1848-1930
Gladstone, William Ewart, 1809-1898
Grey, Edward Grey, 1st viscount, 1862-1933
Haldane, Richard Burdon Haldand, 1st viscount, 1856
Noel-Buxton, Noel Edward, baron, 1869-
Trevelyan, Sir George Otto, bart, 1838-1928
Subjects
Political Parties – Great Britain
Subjects (Places)
Balkans – History
Great Britain – Liberal Party
Macedonia
Great Britain – Liberal Party
Formats
Correspondence

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Macedonia troubles correspondence, 1882-1913, MS 128, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Purchased in July 1961 on the recommendation of Rice History Professor Hardin Craig.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Letters, 1882-1889

folder
1 Thomas Burt to Arthur G. Symonds; signed postcard 1882 February 15
G.O. Trevelyan to Arthur G. Symonds; handwritten letter, signed 1885 March 19
R. Reid to Arthur G. Symonds; handwritten letter, signed 1885 May 13
Henry Richard to “Dear Sir”; handwritten letter, signed 1887 June 28
Joseph E. Biggar to Arthur G. Symonds; handwritten letter, signed 1889 May 14
William Gladstone to Arthur G. Symonds; handwritten note, signed 1889 November 20

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Series II: Letters, 1901-1913

folder
1 George Lewis to Arthur G. Symonds; handwritten letter, signed 1901 September 15
Goldwin Smith to Arthur G. Symonds; handwritten letter, signed 1901 October 9
John Clifford to Arthur G. Symonds; handwritten letter, signed 1902 November 17
Montague Butler to Noel Buxton; handwritten letter, signed 1903 September 18
Drummond Wolff to Noel Buxton; handwritten letter signed 1903 September 24
J. Hereford to Noel Buxton; handwritten letter, signed 1903 September 24
Carid to “Dear Sir”; handwritten letter, signed 1903 September 25
Randall Cantaur to Bishop of Worcester; handwritten letter, signed 1903 September 25
H. Hensley Henson to “Dear Sir”; handwritten letter, signed 1903 September 26
E. Grey to “My dear Bryce”; handwritten letter, signed 1903 September 27
A. Exon to “My dear Bryce”; handwritten letter, signed 1903 September 28
Randall Cantaur to “Dear Sir”, handwritten letter, signed 1903 September 30
Hugh Cecil to Noel Buxton; handwritten letter, signed 1904 March 18
John Clifford to Arthur G. Symonds; typed letter, signed 1904 June 11
Surendranath Banerjea to Arthur G. Symonds; handwritten letter; signed 1907 June 30
A.F. Tardon to Noel Buxton; handwritten letter; signed 1907 September 20
R.B. Haldane to Scott James; handwritten letter, signed 1907 September 26
Surendranath Banerjea to Arthur G. Symonds; typed letter, signed 1909 July 2
Surendranath Banerjea to Arthur G. Symonds, handwritten, signed 1909 July 19
M. Ealcat to “Dear Sir”; handwritten letter, signed 1911 November 14
Djouid Sey to Noel Buxton; typed letter, signed 1911 December 11
M. Javid to “Dear Sir”; handwritten letter, signed 1911 December 14
Randall Cantaur to Noel Buxton; handwritten letter, signed 1913 January 20
Hugh Cecil to “Dear Sir”; handwritten letter, signed Circa 1904
J. Bryce to Arthur G. Symonds; handwritten letter, signed [no year] August 17

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