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Henry Stanyford Blanckley Letters to Maria Tonna and Mary Louisa, 1813 September 7-1816 April 23
Collection Description & Creator Information
Consists of a group of assorted family papers of the Blanckley family, primarily relating to Henry Stanyford Blanckley (1752-1820), British consul in Algeria and the Balearic Islands, along with his children and grandchildren in Great Britain, Malta, the Balearic Islands, France, and Greece. While this group of materials centers around Blanckley and his descendents, the Tonna, Philippides Cammenos, Androutsos, and Rogers families are also represented. Materials follow three generations of the family from the early 1800s until the century's close and relate to subjects including British involvement in the Mediterranean, the Greek War of Independence, and the final years of the Napoleonic Wars.
Materials include correspondence between Henry Stanyford Blanckley and his children, Edward, Henry, Jr., and Maria Tonna; correspondence and documents of Maria Tonna, including letters from her sister-in-law Elizabeth Diana Blanckley and from various Rogers family members, as well as a school report card for one of her children; and correspondence and documents of Mary Louisa Philippides Cammenos, including letters from her brother, Lewis Hippolytus Joseph Tonna, and from various Greek and American consular officials, letters she wrote to her cousin Henriette Blanckley at Versailles, and her will. There are also single letters to the elder Lewis Tonna from a Spanish duke and to Henriette Blanckley. Additional documents include a list of family members of Odysseus and Tersitsa Androutsos and an unsigned seven-page poem about life in Malta. The majority of materials are in English, though several letters are written in French or Spanish.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
Nothing was separated from the collection during 2016 processing.
- Processing Information:
This collection was processed by Kelly Bolding in November 2016. Finding aid written by Kelly Bolding in November 2016.
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Open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
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Henry Stanyford Blanckley Letters to Maria Tonna and Mary Louisa; Blanckley Family Papers, C1542, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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