Correspondence with statesmen, historians, staff of the Daily Telegraph, family, etc., memoranda, diaries, subject files,
articles, materials on Oriental studies, books and journals, and photographs.
An academic (Professor of Philology at University of Kharkov, authority on oriental languages, ancient Armenian and Sanskrit),
Dillon was best known as a foreign correspondent for London's Daily Telegraph from 1886 unti well after the 1914-1918 war.
He was considered a "semi-official ambassador", and wrote frequently on foreign affairs in CONTEMPORY REVIEW and other leading
magazines and journals. He traveled widely and covered such major events as the Boxer Rebellion in China, the Russo-Japanese
War, the Balkan wars, Mexico, and the Dreyfus case. He was considered particularly an expert on Russia, and was the confidential
adviser to Count Witte, the Russian Minister and Prime Minister.
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