The Times/1873/Obituary/Robert Curzon

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Obituary: Robert Curzon, 14th Baron Zouche  (1873) 
Source: The Times, Thursday, Aug 07, 1873; Issue 27762; pg. 12; col C

The late Lord Zouche.—Our obituary column yesterday contained the name of a nobleman, Lord Zouche, who was better known by his former designation as the Hon. Robert Curzon and as the author of The Monasteries of the Levant. Lord Zouche, who died on Saturday at Parham-park, his seat near Petsworth, Sussex, at the age of 63, was the elder son of the late Harriet Anne (in her own right) Baroness Zouche, or De la Zouche, by the Hon. Robert Curzon, youngest cousin of the first Viscount Curzon. He was born in London in March, 1810, and was educated at the Charter-house under Dr. Russell, and subsequently at Christ Church, Oxford. Entering the diplomatic service, he became an Attaché at Constantinople, and was employed as joint Commissioner on behalf of this country at the Conference of Erzereum. He acted also for some time as Private Secretary to our Ambassador at the Porte, Lord Stratford de Redcliffe, through whose influence in Turkey and Greece he obtained access to the various religious houses, convents, and monasteries in the districts bordering on the Levant—houses which he so charmingly described in the volume above-mentioned, and from which he was enabled to bring to Europe many curious and valuable treasures. He was also the author of another work entitled Armenia, or a Residence at Erzeroum. He sat in the unreformed House of Commons for a short time in 1831, as M.P for the borough of Clitheroe, and succeeded to the family title and estates on his “mother's death” in The Times (1870)


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