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Macartney, George Macartney Earl 1737-1806

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Works: 378 works in 989 publications in 7 languages and 10,098 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Dictionaries  Records and correspondence  Prospectuses  Poetry  Juvenile works  Archives  Fiction  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Recipient, Other, Contributor, Former owner, Engraver, Honoree, Correspondent, Cartographer
Classifications: DS708, 915.1
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An embassy to China; being the journal kept by Lord Macartney during his embassy to the Emperor Chʻien-lung, 1793-1794 by George Macartney Macartney( Book )

22 editions published between 1962 and 2004 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The private correspondence of Lord Macartney, Governor of Madras (1781-85) by George Macartney Macartney( Book )

11 editions published between 1949 and 1950 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence between Lord Macartney and Major-General Stuart : since Lord Macartney's arrival in England, from 10th January to 8th June, 1786 by James Stuart( )

15 editions published between 1786 and 2018 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of Ireland in 1773 by George Macartney Macartney( )

17 editions published between 1773 and 2005 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some account of the public life, and a selection from the unpublished writings, of the Earl of Macartney ; the latter consisting of extracts from an account of the Russian empire: a sketch of the political history of Ireland: and a journal of an embassy from the king of Great Britain to the Emperor of China : with an appendix to each volume by John Barrow( Book )

18 editions published between 1807 and 2011 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Macartney (1737-1806) had a long and distinguished political and diplomatic career. He held the post of Secretary for Ireland, was successively governor of Grenada, Madras and the Cape Colony, and served as trade envoy to Russia and China. The son of an Irish landowner, Macartney rose in his profession through diligent diplomacy, perseverance, ambition and integrity; he gradually advanced in both the British and Irish peerage. This two-volume biography by Sir John Barrow, who had accompanied Macartney to China and the Cape, was first published in 1807, and draws heavily on official documents from Macartney's periods in office. Volume 2 contains substantial extracts from Macartney's writings on Russia and China, giving frank and wide-ranging accounts of the countries, their customs and their governments that provide valuable primary source material for historians of the eighteenth century. It also contains Macartney's sketch of the political history of Ireland
An account of Russia. MDCCLXVII by George Macartney Macartney( )

14 editions published between 1761 and 2018 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private remarks in a voyage from England to China : in the ship, Lord Macartney, Captain James Hay, in the years 1785 and 1786 : with an accurate account of the Chinese coins, weights, measures, manners, customs, &c. &c. by Gentleman in the honourable East India Company's service( )

7 editions published between 1787 and 2005 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viaggi dalla China alla costa nord=ovest d'America fatti negli anni 1788 e 1789 dal Capitano G. Meares : prima traduzione italiana by John Meares( )

12 editions published between 1796 and 1983 in Italian and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ying shi ye jian Qianlong ji shi by George Macartney Macartney( Book )

33 editions published between 1796 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shi yi qi jiu san qian long ying shi jin jian ji,Wen bi xi ni er sheng dong,Jiang zhei duan li shi miao shu de hui sheng hui se,Xian huo er ling dong
Voyage dans l'intérieur de la Chine et en Tartarie : fait dans les années 1792, 1793 et 1794, par Lord Macartney ... by George Staunton( Book )

15 editions published between 1797 and 1804 in French and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our first Ambassador to China : an account of the life of George, Earl of Macartney, with extracts from his letters, and the narrative of his experiences in China, as told by himself, 1737-1806, from hitherto unpublished correspondence and documents by Helen H Robbins( Book )

10 editions published between 1908 and 2011 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Macartney (1737-1806) was a British statesman, diplomat and administrator who held a succession of important appointments. In 1764 he was sent as envoy extraordinary to Russia, but described the Russian nobility as 'vain, petulant, inconsequent, indiscreet, and changeable'. After several years as Chief Secretary for Ireland (1767-1772) and a governorship in the West Indies, he served as Governor of Madras in the early 1780s, a difficult role surrounded by controversy and intrigue. In 1792-1794 he travelled to China on behalf of the government and the East India Company on a mission to negotiate a trade agreement, but was unsuccessful. He ended his career as Governor of the Cape Colony. This 1908 biography, which includes extracts from previously unpublished letters by Macartney and other newly-researched archival material, complements the two-volume 1807 account of Macartney's life by Sir John Barrow, also reissued in this series
Reise der englischen Gesandtschaft an den Kaiser von China, in den Jahren 1792 und 1793. : Mit Charten und Kupfern by George Staunton( Book )

12 editions published between 1798 and 1799 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative of the British embassy to China in the years 1792, 1793, and 1794; containing the various circumstances of the embassy, with accounts of customs and manners of the Chinese and a description of the country, towns, cities &c. &c. by Aeneas Anderson( Book )

1 edition published in 1795 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

News of Lord Macartney's embassy, the first British diplomatic mission to China, caused much excitement in Britain. Publishers were naturally keen to rush accounts into print as soon as possible and the present narrative, by Macartney's valet, was the first book describing the embassy to appear. It went through several editions, indicative of widespread popular interest, even if scholars and other writers consider that it lacks the gravitas of the authorised account published by Staunton in 1797, three years after the embassy's return
An abridged account of the embassy to the emperor of China by George Staunton( )

2 editions published in 1797 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Our first Ambassador to China : an account of the life of George, Earl of Macartney, with extracts from his letters, and the narrative of his experiences in China, as told by himself, 1737-1806, from hitherto unpublished correspondence and documents
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English (389)

Chinese (35)

French (21)

German (14)

Italian (12)

Spanish (11)

Japanese (5)

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Our first Ambassador to China : an account of the life of George, Earl of Macartney, with extracts from his letters, and the narrative of his experiences in China, as told by himself, 1737-1806, from hitherto unpublished correspondence and documents