Edgar Vincent, 1st Viscount D'Abernon


Edgar Vincent, 1st Viscount D'Abernon

Edgar Vincent, 1st Viscount D'Abernon GCMG (19 August 1857 – 1 November 1941) was a British politician, diplomat and writer.

Sir Edgar Vincent, appointed Knight Commander of St Michael and St George in 1887, elevated to Baron in 1914 and Viscount in 1926, and succeeding as 16th Baronet in 1936, was financial adviser to the Egyptian government (1883-1889), governor of the Imperial Ottoman Bank (1889-1897), Conservative Member of Parliament for Exeter (1899-1906), chairman of the Central Control Board (Liquor Traffic) (1915-1920), and British ambassador in Berlin (1923-1926) [http://www.kcl.ac.uk/lhcma/cats/godley/go20-0.shtml] .

He was part of the Interallied Mission to Poland in 1920, during the Polish-Soviet War. Later this experience provided material for his book "The eighteenth decisive battle of the world: Warsaw, 1920" (1931). His other writings include "Alcohol - Its Action on the Human Organism" (1918) and three volumes of memoirs called "An Ambassador of Peace" (1929 -1931).

He was a member of the Royal Society. He married Helen Venetia Duncombe in 1890. They were childless, and his titles became extinct when he died.

Bibliography

*"Alcohol - Its Action on the Human Organism", His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1918
*"An Ambassador of Peace", Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1929-1931
*"The eighteenth decisive battle of the world: Warsaw, 1920", Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1931; reprinted by Hyperion Press, Westport, Conn., 1977, ISBN 0-88355-429-1

External links

* [http://jch.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/39/1/57 Lord Curzon and the Appointment of Lord D'Abernon as Ambassador to Berlin in 1920] by Gaynor Johnson, "Journal of Contemporary History", Vol. 39, No. 1, 57-70 (2004)
* [http://www.nra.nationalarchives.gov.uk/nra/searches/pidocs.asp?P=P29369 National Registry Archive contains several excerpts of D'Abernon writings]

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