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Digital Index


The Digital Index is a combined subject and biographical index of the two series British Envoys to Germany and British Envoys to the Kaiserreich. It allows to search for dispatches from all or each of the eight British missions to Germany, for names, subjects, or places mentioned in or related to the dispatches, and for a specific year as well as a certain period covered by the edition. All results can be sorted chronologically, by mission or by sender. On request short summaries allow quick information on the content of the dispatches.

For specific dispatches, exact day or month, the archive class mark, or search for any combination of missions, names, subjects, and year please use Advanced Search.

The record for each diplomatic dispatch provides information on the archive class mark, author, addressee, number of dispatch, place and date of origin, a brief summary of the dispatch, the volume and page number in the printed edition, and all related entries in the index of names and of subjects and places.

Additionally all entries in the index of names and of subjects and places are accessible alphabetically or by individual search. Index entries provide the exact page number in the respective printed volume. All related dispatches are shown on request. The records of the name index provide short biographical sketches of the persons in question.

Please note that the Digital Index is currently under development.  For the time being dispatches from Darmstadt and Berlin (after 1871) can only be listed using the ‘all missions’ option in Advanced Search.  Volume I of British Envoys to the Kaiserreich is displayed as British Envoys to Germany, Volume V; furthermore search results can currently not be sorted by mission. Please excuse any occurring errors.

The Digital Index is based on the software DENQ 1 developed by Jörg Hörnschemeyer for the German Historical Institutes in Rome and London. It was realized by Jörg Hörnschemeyer, Markus Mösslang, and Christoph Schönberger in Cooperation with the Arbeitsgruppe Digitale Editionen. For comments please contact envoys(ghi)ghil.ac.uk.