London Metropolitan Archives - Item Details


Date of Creation:

1879 - 1913

Reference Code:


Scope and Content:
  • Papers of Sir Willoughby Maycock relating to his career at the Foreign Office, including letters and cuttings.
Extent: 0.01 linear metres (112 documents).
Site Location: London Metropolitan Archives
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Administrative History:
  • Sir Willoughby Robert Dottin Maycock was born in July 1849, the son of Colonel Dottin Maycock of the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons. He served with the Exchequer and the Audit Department before gaining a clerkship at the Foreign Office in 1872. He was attached to Chamberlain's mission to Washington in 1887 and received a Royal Commission as Acting Second Secretary in the Diplomatic Service in the same year. He became an Assistant in the Treaty Department of the Foreign Office in 1897 and was Superintendent 1903-1913. He retired in 1913 and died in November 1922. He published "With Mr Chamberlain in the United States and Canada, 1887-1888".

    Information from ‘MAYCOCK, Sir Willoughby Robert Dottin’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007.
Creator: Maycock | Sir | Willoughby Robert Dottin | 1849-1922 | Knight | civil servant
Copyright: City of London
Source of Acquisition:
  • Ac/63/006
  • Gifted to the Archive in January 1963.
Access Restrictions: These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions
Physical Condition: Fit
Arrangement: F/MCK/001 to F/MCK/112.