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MS 671

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MS 671


Caccia family archive



Administrative / Biographical history

Caccia, Antonio (1802-1867); Caccia, Mario (1830-1879); Caccia, Mario (1874-1957); Caccia, Anthony Mario (1868-1962); and Caccia, Harold Anthony (1905-1990).

The Caccia family can trace its roots back to 1012, descended from Count Caccia of Asciano in Tuscany, Italy. The family was particularly active in politics in Florence between the 14th and 16th centuries.

The collection begins with Antonio Caccia, born 1801. He had two sons, Mario (1830-1879) and Fabio (1832-1875).
Mario Caccia (1830-1879) had two daughters and two sons: Alma Sabina, Margaret Yule, [Gustavo] Aroldo and Mario.
Fabio Julian Caccia (1832-1875) had three sons, including Anthony Mario Caccia and Giuliano Edoardo Caccia. Anthony Mario had one son, Harold Anthony Caccia, later Baron Caccia.

Further biographical details of individuals family members are given at sub-sub-fonds level, while a more detailed overview of the Caccia genealogy can be found under MS 671 05 07 (Caccia Genealogy and Harold Caccia’s Barony) amongst Harold Caccia’s papers.


19th-20th century

Extent & medium

5 sub-sub-fonds

Content description

Spanning nearly two centuries, the collection represents five generations of the Caccia family, descending from Antonio Caccia through his two sons. It provides a comprehensive history of the family, including extensive genealogical papers. In addition, the collection provides a fascinating insight into nineteenth-twentieth century Italian history and English diplomacy, as well as the personal relationships within a prominent family in first Italian and then English society.

It contains the papers of Antonio Caccia, his son Mario Caccia and his son, also named Mario. In addition, it contains the papers of Antonio Caccia’s grandson Anthony Mario, descended from Antonio’s younger son Fabio. The papers of Fabio Caccia do not form part of the collection.

The most extensive part of the collection is made up of the papers of Antonio Caccia’s great-grandson, Harold Anthony Caccia (Baron Caccia), the son of Anthony Mario Caccia.

Details for the individuals represented and further family biographical details are at the appropriate level.


The papers were created and accumulated by the Caccia family over five generations. Harold Anthony Caccia first sorted the papers, along with his wife Nancy Caccia before their daughter Clarissa Pryce-Jones, took over possession of the papers after her parent’s death.
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