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TitleLetter from J. Savile [later 1st Baron Savile], Boodles Club, London, to A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain; 15 Jul 1859.
Date15 July 1859
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionExplains his reasons for declining the post of Secretary at the Embassy in St Petersburg; would like to remain with his present chief [Buchanan] and see more of Spain; had called on Lord Wodehouse who informed him that Lord Russell had not received his telegram which he considered fortunate; Wodehouse had explained that it would be in his interest to accept if he desired to advance in the service; the salary was £ 900 p.a.; had now decided to accept the appointment; is not surprised at the peace and was right in supposing Napoleon wished merely to quell the revolutionary movement in Europe.
Termappointments, diplomatic, St Petersburg
salaries and wages, diplomatic
military campaigns, Austrian War with France and Piedmont 1859

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6095Wodehouse; John (1826-1902); 1st Earl of Kimberley; 3rd Baron Wodehouse 1846 created earl 18661826-1902
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA1901Napoléon III (1808-1873); Emperor of the French; president of 2nd French Republic 1850-52 emperor 1852-701808-1873
NA6253Savile; John (1818-1896); 1st Baron Savile; diplomat cr. baron 1888; eldest natural son of 8th Earl of Scarbrough1818-1896
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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