By G.R. Berridge
Because the early 20th century the resident embassy has been speculated to be dwelling on borrowed time. through an exhaustive old account of the contribution of the British Embassy in Turkey to Britain's diplomatic courting with that nation, this e-book exhibits this to be fake. half A analyses the evolution of the embassy as a operating unit as much as the 1st global conflict: the structures, diplomats, dragomans, consular community, and communications. half B examines how, with none radical alterations other than in its communications, it effectively met the heavy calls for made on it within the following century, for instance through enjoying a key function in a mess of bilateral negotiations and supplying conceal to mystery brokers and medication liaison officials.
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1831. 41 This was a calamity for the embassy because not only was much property belonging to the ambassador, at the time Sir Robert Gordon, entirely lost but so also were its archives. 42 Once more the embassy had to retreat to Therapia, where it now appears to have owned a summer residence. 43 The Difficult Birth of the Smith-Barry Embassy The urgent need to replace the English Palace which had been destroyed in 1831 occasioned an astonishingly long and lively debate between a new ambassador and the Foreign Office.
To his mind, furthermore, the first plans drawn up 45 HCPP (382), 25 July 1870: Mins. , para. 1548; see also Auldjo, Journal of a Visit to Constantinople, pp. 46, 62. 46 Journal of a Visit to Constantinople, p. 101. 47 Boase, ‘Ponsonby’. 16 chapter one for the new embassy building were as unsuitable as the neighbourhood in which it was proposed to erect it: ill-adapted to both the country and the requirements of his mission. Rejecting the Foreign Office plan, Ponsonby argued that the new British Palace should be built at Therapia.
47 And the trouble was that he loathed Pera, with its polyglot population, narrow and dirty streets, numerous poor buildings and constant risk of fire and plague. To his mind, furthermore, the first plans drawn up 45 HCPP (382), 25 July 1870: Mins. , para. 1548; see also Auldjo, Journal of a Visit to Constantinople, pp. 46, 62. 46 Journal of a Visit to Constantinople, p. 101. 47 Boase, ‘Ponsonby’. 16 chapter one for the new embassy building were as unsuitable as the neighbourhood in which it was proposed to erect it: ill-adapted to both the country and the requirements of his mission.