Document ReferenceBu 48/ 1-140
TitleCopy letters and telegrams exchanged between Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russian and 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], Foreign office, London and other; 1870-1.
Content DescriptionThe volume consists of printed copies of letters which were published as Blue Books; the letters have been cut out and pasted in to the volume and some fragments exist which are difficult to identify.

The main subject with which the correspondence is concerned is Russia's attempt to overturn the Treaty obligations made at Paris in 1856 denying her the right to keep warships in the Black Sea [following her defeat in the Crimean War]; this issue caused a rift in relations between Russia and England; the documents also refer to the Eastern question in general and to the Ottoman Empire; there are also references to the Franco Prussian War.
Termmilitary campaigns, Franco-Prussian War 1870-1
treaties, Treaty of Paris 1856, Russian repudiation
Turkish affairs, 'Eastern Question'
navies, Russian
politics, British, Blue Books

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6137Gower; Granville G. Leveson- (1815-1891); 2nd Earl Granville; diplomat M.P. statesman1815-1891
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