The Jewish Question in Anglo-Swiss Diplomacy,

The particular phase of the Jewish question which forms the subject of this paper deals with the diplomatic efforts made by England during the middle of the nineteenth century to establish the principle of equality in Switzerland without any distinction based upon divergent religious belief. These efforts are the more noteworthy when it is remembered that they were made before the political emancipation of the Jews in England had been fully obtained. The material upon which this paper is based comes from the hitherto unpublished Foreign Office correspondence which is available in manuscript form at the Public Record Office. No use appears to have been made of these original sources, and there is only one reference to the existence of this material in the printed literature on the subject.1

Switzerland came into diplomatic conflict with the U.S.A. and France, besides England, because of the attitude adopted by the Federal Government

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