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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