Arthur Nicolson, 1st Baron Carnock


Arthur Nicolson, 1st Baron Carnock

Arthur Nicolson, 1st Baron Carnock (1849-1928), known as Sir Arthur Nicolson, 11th Baronet, from 1899 to 1916, was a British diplomat and politician through the last quarter of the 19th century to the middle of World War I. He was educated at Rugby and Oxford

Lord Carnock's sons included Sir Harold Nicolson, the writer and husband of Vita Sackville-West.

Career summary

* Foreign Office, 1870-74;
* Author of the History of the German Constitution, 1873.
* Secretary to Earl Granville, 1872-74;
* Embassy at Berlin, 1874-76;
* at Peking, 1876-78;
* Chargé, Athens, 1884-85;
* Teheran, 1885-88;
* Consul-General, Budapest, 1888-93;
* Embassy, Constantinople, 1894;
* Minister at Tangiers, 1895-1904;
* Ambassador, Madrid, 1904-5;
* Ambassador, Saint Petersburg, 1906-10;
* Permanent Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs, 1910-16.

External links

*gutenberg|no=15306|name=The Mirrors of Downing Street by Harold Begbie, 1921, by Harold Begbie, at Project Gutenberg


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