Document ReferenceBu 16/ 1-143
TitleLetters from British Legations to Sir A. Buchanan, Berlin, Prussia; 1863-1864.
Extent1 volume
Content DescriptionLetters received by A. Buchanan, whilst he was Ambassador to the King of Prussia; the letters contain detailed accounts of the uneasy state of Europe in the early 1860s and of the dramatic events which occurred at this time; particularly concerning the Polish Rebellion and the Schleswig-Holstein dispute; many of the letters attack the policy of the British Government and Lord John Russell for their handling of foreign affairs during this difficult period; criticism is levied at the Government for the lack of active support given to Denmark, culminating in the cession of Schleswig-Holstein to Prussia and Austria by the Treaty of Vienna in October 1864.
Termcivil disorder, Polish Rebellion 1863
territorial disputes, Schleswig-Holstein
foreign policy, British
European affairs, Schleswig-Holstein question
foreign relations, Schleswig-Holstein question

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA6208Loftus; Augustus W.F.S. (1817-1904); Lord; diplomat1817-1904
NA6390Napier; Francis (1819-1898); 10th Baron Napier; succeeded 1834 also Baron Ettrick from 1872 diplomat1819-1898
NA6246Paget; Augustus B. (1823-1896); Sir; diplomat1823-1896
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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