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Guide to the Emil J. Dillon Papers, ca. 1873-1933
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Emil J. Dillon Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1873-1933
    Collection number: M0935
    Creator: Dillon, Emil Joseph, 1854-1933
    Extent: 80 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Abstract: Correspondence with statesmen, historians, staff of the Daily Telegraph, family, etc., memoranda, diaries, subject files, articles, materials on Oriental studies, books and journals, and photographs.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    There are no restrictions on access.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    Emil J. Dillon Papers. M0935. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased, 1997.

    Biography

    An academic (Professor of Philology at University of Kharkov, authority on oriental languages, ancient Armenian and Sanskrit), Dillon was best known as a foreign correspondent for London's Daily Telegraph from 1886 unti well after the 1914-1918 war. He was considered a "semi-official ambassador", and wrote frequently on foreign affairs in CONTEMPORY REVIEW and other leading magazines and journals. He traveled widely and covered such major events as the Boxer Rebellion in China, the Russo-Japanese War, the Balkan wars, Mexico, and the Dreyfus case. He was considered particularly an expert on Russia, and was the confidential adviser to Count Witte, the Russian Minister and Prime Minister.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    Correspondence with statesmen, historians, staff of the Daily Telegraph, family, etc., memoranda, diaries, subject files, articles, materials on Oriental studies, books and journals, and photographs.

    Access Terms

    Daily Telegraph (London, England)
    Diplomacy--Great Britain.
    Foreign correspondents.
    Journalism.
    Witte, Count, 1849-1915.