The British Diplomatic Service 1815 – 1914 ,
The British Diplomatic Service 1815 – 1914 , Raymond A. Jones, 1983
“The study of Jones in the book demonstrates that the diplomatic service was an equal if not senior partner with the Foreign Office in the execution of British foreign policy. He traces the demise of the family embassy, and of a diplomacy deeply rooted in patronage, and the corresponding development of the professional, bureaucratic elite of the Edwardian era.
The volume will be of interest to historians of diplomacy and foreign policy, and to students of international relations.”