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Foreign Relations and Diplomatic Documents

Diplomatic documents and resources for a selection of countries

Diplomatic Documents

Foundations of British Foreign Policy from Pitt (1792) to Salisbury (1902) or Documents, Old and New
Documents on the British foreign policy presented within their historical context.
(Cambridge University Press, 1938)
942(093.2) HEIA 9580

British and Foreign State Papers: index to vol. 1(1373)-138(1934)
Edited by the Foreign Office, it includes correspondence by members of the Foreign Office, foreign policy speeches given by the King, and relevant acts of Parliament.
(Washington D.C.: Microcard Ed., 1968)
942(093.2) HEIA 16068

British Documents on Foreign Affairs: Reports and Papers from the Foreign Office Confidential Print (1837-)
Compilations of diplomatic reports, dispatches, and telegrams printed for limited circulation within the British government.
([Frederick MD]: University Publications of America, 1983-)
942(093.2) HEIA 5255

- Part I: mid-19th Century to 1914

  • Series A: Russia (1859-1914)
  • Series B: The Near and Middle East (1856-1914)
  • Series C: North America (1837-1914)
  • Series D: Latin America (1845-1914)
  • Series E: Asia (1860-1914)
  • Series F: Europe (1848-1914)
  • Series G: Africa (1854-1914)

- Part II: 1914-1939

  • Series A: The Soviet Union (1917-1939)
  • Series B: Turkey, Iran and the Middle East (1918-1939)
  • Series C: North America (1919-1939)
  • Series D: Latin America (1914-1939)
  • Series E: Asia (1914-1939)
  • Series F: Europe (1919-1939)
  • Series G: Africa (1914-1939)
  • Series H: The First World War (1914-1918)
  • Series I: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919
  • Series J: The League of Nations
  • Series K: Economic Affairs and the Reform of the Foreign Office

- Part III: 1940-1945

  • Series A: The Soviet Union and Finland
  • Series B: The Middle East
  • Series C: North America
  • Series D: Latin America
  • Series E: Asia
  • Series F: Europe
  • Series G: Africa
  • Series L: World War II and General

- Part IV: 1946-1950

  • Series A: The Soviet Union and Finland
  • Series B: The Near and Middle East
  • Series C: North America
  • Series D: Latin America
  • Series E: Asia
  • Series F: Europe
  • Series G: Africa
  • Series M: International Organisations, Common-wealth Affairs, and General

- Part V: 1951-

  • Series A: The Soviet Union and Finland
  • Series B: The Near and Middle East
  • Series C: North America
  • Series D: Latin America
  • Series E: Asia
  • Series F: Europe
  • Series G: Africa
  • Series M: International Organisations, Common-wealth Affairs, and General

British Documents on the Origins of the War: 1898-1914
Key documents in British diplomatic history from the abandonment of the policy of 'splendid isolation' in 1898 to the declaration of war against Germany on 4 August 1914.
(London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1926-1954)
942(093.2) HEIA 13148
 E-book

  • Vol. 1: The End of British Isolation
  • Vol. 2: The Anglo-Japanese Alliance and the Franco-British Entente
  • Vol. 3: The Testing of the Entente
  • Vol. 4: The Anglo-Russian Rapprochement
  • Vol. 5: The Near East: The Macedonian Problem and the Annexation of Bosnia
  • Vol. 6: Anglo-German Tension: Armaments and Negotiation
  • Vol. 7: The Agadir Crisis
  • Vol. 8: Arbitration, Neutrality and Security
  • Vol. 9: The Balkan Wars
  • Vol. 10: The Last Years of Peace
  • Vol. 11: The Outbreak of War

Documents on British Foreign Policy 1919-1939
The most important documents in the Foreign Office archives relating to British foreign policy between 1919 and 1939.
(London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1947-1986)
942(093.2) HEIA 15383

British Documents on the End of Empire (1925-)
Documents from British official archives on the ending of colonial and associated rule.
(London: His Majesty's Stationery Office)
942(094.1) HEIA 469
Online platform: bdeep.org

Documents and Speeches on British Commonwealth Affairs 1931-1962
(London etc.: Oxford University Press, 1953-1963)
942(093.2) HEIA 23855

Documents on British Policy Overseas (1945-)
Primary source documents from Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office from World War II conferences. Following the "Documents on British Foreign Policy 1919-1939" series.
(London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1984-)
942(093.2) HEIA 6335
942(093.2) HEIA 6337 (Series I and II supplement)