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TitleCopy letters from Sir A. Buchanan, Copenhagen, Denmark then Madrid, Spain, then The Hague, Netherlands, then Berlin, Prussia, and then St Petersburg, Russia, to the Foreign Office and others; 1857-68.
Extent1 volume
Content DescriptionCopies of letters sent by Sir A. Buchanan from his various postings between 1857-68 to the Foreign Office and other colleagues; subjects covered are diverse; Buchanan received his KCB when he moved from Madrid to the Hague but was unhappy with that particular posting; there are references to events in European history such as the Moroccan Question, the Eastern Question, the Roman Question, the Cretan Revolt and the Central Asian Question; there are also personal references to Bismarck and other European leaders as well as to information about Buchanan's social life and the lifestyle of an Ambassador at this time.
TermTurkish affairs, 'Eastern Question'
military campaigns, Second Schleswig-Holstein War 1863-4
Central Asian affairs, 'Central Asian Question'
Moroccan affairs, 'Moroccan Question'
Italian affairs, 'Roman Question'
revolutions, Cretan Revolt 1867
social life
honours and decorations, KCB

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA140Bismarck; Otto E.L. von (1815-1898); Prince; German statesman and Prussian minister-president1815-1898
NA141Gorchakov; Alexander M. (1798-1883); Prince; Russian Foreign Minister1798-1883
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6093Villiers; George W.F. (1800-1870); 4th Earl of Clarendon1800-1870
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA144Stanley; Edward H. (1826-1893); 15th Earl of Derby; statesman1826-1893
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