February 27, 1859, St. George Hanover Square, Middlesex, England.

February 14, 1918, Ottawa, Canada.

Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Canada.


Spring-Rice attended Eton and Balliol College, Oxford, and served in the War Office and Foreign Office, and as Earl Granville’s private secretary. He became the British Chargé d’Affaires in Tehran, Iran, in 1900, and British Commissioner of Public Debt in Cairo, Egypt, in 1901. He went on to serve in St. Petersburg, Russia (1903); Persia (1906); Sweden (1908); and as ambassador to the United States (1912–18). His works include:

  1. I Vow to Thee, My Country