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Malmesbury James Harris

Malmesbury, James Harris, Earl (1746-1820), diplomatist, was born at Salisbury, and was educated at Winchester, Oxford, and Leyden. In 1768, as secretary to the embassy at Madrid, he did a valuable piece of diplomatic service, and in 1772 he was sent as plenipotentiary to Prussia. In 1776 he was sent to Russia, where he firmly established his reputation as a diplomatist. In 1784 he w-ent to the Hague and was instrumental in bringing about the restoration of the House of Orange. His grandson, himself a statesman and author of Memoirs of an Ex-Minister, edited the Biaries and Letters and Lord Malmesbury and his Friends.