Representing Britain: International relations and diplomacy is a thematic series contained as a sub-set within the digitized archival content known as British Online Archives (BOA), distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP). This series includes the following collections:
Military tactics discussed in letters to and from military leaders, 1881-1935
This collection provides access to 6,190 pages in 9 volumes. According to MAP this collection consists of: "The collected papers and correspondence of the military historian and correspondent, Professor Henry Spenser Wilkinson (1853-1937). They include correspondence with Lord Roberts, General Sir lan Hamilton, Prime Minister Asquith, Lord Kitchener and Field Marshal Sir William Robertson on the course of the First World War; articles and lectures on defence problems and the South African, Balkan wars as well as the Great War; discussion and comment on reorganisation of the Board of Admiralty and on the campaigns and theories of Marlborough, Napoleon, Moltke and Bismarck. The material is prefaced by a detailed contents list, in which correspondent and nature of correspondence are indicated. The papers are now held at the National Army Museum, London."
British diplomacy with America and Ireland, an Ambassador's letters, 1909-1962
This collection provides access to 3,049 pages in 8 volumes of correspondences of British ambassador, Arthur C. Murray. These correspondence cover the period of 1909-1962, which covered the Irish Home Council, the U.S. Great Depression, and World War II among other topics.
Taking India, how the military established Company rule, 1752-1774
This collection provides access to 24,508 pages in 18 volumes of personal papers, correspondences, financial papers from Colonel Robert Clive and Brigadier General John Carnac. According to MAP: "These key East India Company employees worked in mid-18th century Bengal. The papers of Col. Robert Clive and Brig.-Gen. John Carnac cover the transfer of power from the Mughal Empire to the British Empire. Most of these papers focus on Col. Clive, with his items covering his victory over the Nawab of Bengal in 1757 at Plassey. Other events include the 'Black Hole of Calcutta' incident and the thorough defeat of the Dutch in 1759. You can also discover what happened to Clive's chief administrator of revenues, Maharaja Nandakumara. Brig.-Gen. John Carnac led the British forces in India during from 1760 to 1761. Carnac fought and defeated the French-supported forces of the Mughal Emperor, Shah Alam II, near Bihar. In 1764 he returned to the British command, defeating the Marathas in 1765. These papers enable the reader to contrast how these commanders practised the EIC's approach to running India, combining commercial with growing political power."
The Middle East, its division into countries and the creation of Israel, 1879-1919
This collection provides access to 4,860 pages in 4 volumes. According to MAP: "One of the authors of the Sykes-Picot agreement in 1916; Sykes' work would be the basis for carving up the Ottoman Empire after its collapse. This former Empire would be divided between Britain and France. These papers focus on Sykes' experience in military intelligence and diplomacy in the Middle East, both before and during the First World War. These records also include items on the Armenian genocide. The Zionist movement was active during this time and records of its influence upon him are included in these papers."
World War 1 and the Spanish Civil War: as reported by an Ambassador, 1863-1939
This collection provides access to 37,288 pages in 8 volumes of Papers of Sir Esme Howard, 1863-1939. According to MAP, "Esme Howard was one of the greatest British diplomatists in the first half of the twentieth century. A member of the famous Howard family that had played a notable role in British history, Howard's career is significant for its breadth and impact... Accompanied by a guide to the online version by Erik Goldstein, Professor of International Relations and History, Boston University."