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Hon. William Nassau Jocelyn

(1832-1892), Son of 3rd Earl of Roden; husband of Cecilia Mary Jocelyn (née Elliot)

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Hon. William Nassau Jocelyn, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax88602

Hon. William Nassau Jocelyn

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, 1860s
NPG Ax88602

Hon. William Nassau Jocelyn, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax129244

Hon. William Nassau Jocelyn

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, 1860s
NPG Ax129244

Hon. William Nassau Jocelyn, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax129311

Hon. William Nassau Jocelyn

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, 1860s
NPG Ax129311

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Susan Strane

27 April 2020, 15:37

William Nassau Jocelyn, attached as a photographer to Lord Elgin's expedition to Japan, also became a diplomat. In 1876 he was attached to the British Embassy in Constantinople in some capacity and during July at least he was signing dispatches to Foreign Secretary Lord Derby in London "in the absence of Sir H. Elliot," the British Ambassador. This was in the midst of the famous international agitation over the "Bulgarian Horrors." It may have been that Jocelyn was left to conduct business in the Embassy when his superiors moved up the Bosphorus to the summer embassies at Therapia. Or it may have been, as fugitive accounts mention, that Elliot was ill at some point in this period. Joclyn was still working at the Embassy in Constantinople a year later.

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