United States of the Ionian Islands

(under the suzerainty of the British Empire)

[22 May] 3 June 1826. Letter from the British Resident of the Lord High Commissioner in Zakynthos, Charles Sutton, to the Greek Government. Direct high-level contact between the Greek Government and the authorities of the United States of the Ionian Islands (under British rule) had begun during the Revolution, mainly for citizens’ affairs of both sides.

[19 April] 1 May 1828. First and last two pages of an extensive letter from the Lord High Commissioner of the Ionian Islands, Frederick Adam, to Governor of Greece Ioannis Kapodistrias regarding the detention of two Greek armed vessels by the authorities of the United States of the Ionian Islands in Lefkada, because they did not carry on board the necessary documents from the Greek Government. Adam’s letter, which demonstrates, inter alia, that the (British-appointed) Ionian Islands Administration recognized the Greek Government under Kapodistrias, concludes: “I cannot allow the opportunity which Your Excellency has given me to pass without bringing under your notice the urgent necessity of having all Greek Armed Vessels furnished with regular Commissions from the Government, and of assuring you that whenever I have fell myself called upon to detain any Greek Vessels, I have never done so without the greatest regret.”

27 May / 8 June 1833. Nomination of I. L. Faber as the first Consul of Greece in Corfu. Two months later, he was re-nominated Consul General in charge of all the Ionian Islands.