Document ReferenceBu 10/17
TitleLetter from J. Savile [later 1st Baron Savile], Nice to A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain; 15 Jun 1859.
Date15 June 1859
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionComments that he is glad that his absence will not cause too much inconvenience, but fears Plunkett will have extra work when Middleton leaves; Plunkett [Francis Richard] is a hard working public servant deserving of promotion; the change of scene has been good for his brother's health; describes the French Cavalry riding through town and offering women cigars and flowers; people are unhappy with French accounts of the battles; Cavour is not happy with the Emperor [Napoleon] who takes no notice of him; is dependent upon the Times for news from Lombardy; discusses the situation in Europe at length; was amused by his observations on Mr Preston, who had been notorious for giving long dinner parties in Washington; has seen Lord Russell has become Foreign Secretary but had hoped it would be Lord Clarendon.
Termappointments, diplomatic
military campaigns, Austrian War with France and Piedmont 1859
press, British
entertainments, dinners

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6320Plunkett; Francis R. (1835-1907); Sir; diplomat1835-1907
NA6313Middleton; Robert T.C. (-1902); Mr; diplomat-1902
NA6334Cavour; Camillo B. di (1810-1861); Count; Italian statesman1810-1861
NA1901Napoléon III (1808-1873); Emperor of the French; president of 2nd French Republic 1850-52 emperor 1852-701808-1873
NA6126Preston; William (1816-1887); Mr; American diplomat soldier and congressman1816-1887
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA6093Villiers; George W.F. (1800-1870); 4th Earl of Clarendon1800-1870
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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