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British Diplomatic Representatives in Iran 1800-1950

The sources of information for the following list of British diplomats are extracted from Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia by J.G.Lorimer (Calcutta, 1908-15) and various annual reports in the Foreign Office confidential prints.

  • Sir Harford Jones (Brydges), Envoy Extraordinary 1807-11
  • Sir Gore Ouseley, Ambassador 1810-14
  • Mr James Morier, Minister Plenipotentiary Apr 1814-Oct 1815
  • Sir Henry Ellis, (Deputy) Minister Plenipotentiary 13 April 1814
  • Mr Henry Willcock, Chargé d'Affaires 1815-22, 1823-26
  • Major G.Willcock, (Deputy) Chargé d'Affaires 1822-23
  • Colonel John MacDonald, Envoy Extraordinary from the Indian Government 29 July 1826
  • Sir John Campbell, Appointed to negotiate a treaty 4 December 1833
  • Sir Henry Ellis, Ambassador 1835-36
  • Sir John MacNeill, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary 1836-42
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Justin Sheil, Secretary of Legation at Teheran February 1836; Head of the Mission to Persia 1839-44; Envoy Extraordinary and Minister plenipotentiary 1844-54
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Farrant, Chargé d'Affaires 1847-49
  • Sir William Taylour Thomson, Chargé d'Affaires November 1849, 1853-55
  • Sir Charles Murray Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary 1854-55, 1857-58
  • Sir William Doria, Chargé d'Affaires 1858-59
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Henry Rawlinson, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary 1859-60
  • Sir Ronald Thomson, Chargé d'Affaires Nov - Dec 1859
  • Mr Charles Allson, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary April 1872
  • Captain (Colonel Sir) Lewis Pelly, Chargé d'Affaires May-July 1860
  • Sir Ronald Thomson, Chargé d'Affaires Nov-Dec 1862
  • Mr Edward Eastwick, Chargé d'Affaires Dec 1862-Jan 1863
  • Sir Ronald Thomson, Chargé d'Affaires 1863, 1869-70
  • Mr William Dickson, Chargé d'Affaires Apr - May 1872
  • Sir Ronald Thomson, Chargé d'Affaires 1872-73
  • Sir William Taylour Thomson, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary 1872-79
  • Sir Ronald Thomson, Chargé d'Affaires 1878-79. Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary 1879-87
  • Sir Arthur Nicolson, Chargé d'Affaires 1885-88
  • Sir Henry Drummond Wolff, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary 1887-91
  • Mr Robert John Kennedy, Chargé d'Affaires 1889, Nov 1890, Nov 1891
  • Sir Frank Lascelles, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary 1891-94
  • Sir William Conynham Greene, Chargé d'Affaires 1894
  • Sir Mortimer Durand, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary 1894-1900
  • Lord (Charles) Hardinge, Chargé d'Affaires 1897-98
  • Sir Cecil Spring Rice, Chargé d'Affaires 1900-1901
  • William Erskine, Chargé d'Affaires Oct - Nov 1902
  • Sir Arthur Henry Hardinge, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary 1900-06
  • Mr Evelyn Grant Duff, Chargé d'Affaires 1904, 1905
  • Sir George Head Barclay, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary 1908-12
  • Sir Walter Beaupre Townley, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary 1912-15
  • Sir Charles Murray Marling, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary 1915-18
  • Sir Percy Zachariah Cox, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary 1918-20
  • Herman Cameron Norman, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary 1920-21
  • Sir Percy Loraine, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary 1921-26
  • Sir Robert Henry Clive, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary 1926-31
  • Sir Reginald Hervey Hoare, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary 1931-34
  • Sir Hughe Montgomery Knatchbull Hugesson, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary 1934-36
  • Sir Horace James Seymour, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary 1936-39
  • Sir Reader William Ballard, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary; Ambassador from Feb 1944. 1939-46
  • Sir John Haller Le Rougetel, Ambassador 1946-50