CAMBON, Paul. 12064



Letter Signed, as French Ambassador in London, to Harry Foster, Consul General of Persia in London, thankig him for the invitation to the dinner for the “Association of Foreign Consuls in the British Empire”. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches, light stains at left margin, otherwise good. London, 28 April 1906. Paul Cambon (1843-1924), French diplomat. In 1886 Cambon became French ambassador to Madrid; was transferred to Constantinople in 1890, and in 1898 to London, where he served until 1920. In London, Cambon quickly became an important figure, helping to negotiate the Entente Cordiale between Britain and France in 1904, and serving as the French representative at the London Conference which resolved the Balkan Wars between 1912 and 1913. Upon the outbreak of the First World War, Cambon helped secure British intervention on the French side. He was decorated with the Grand Cross of the Légion d’honneur, and became a member of the French Academy of Sciences.