Document ReferenceBu 11/45
TitleLetter from J. Savile [later 1st Baron Savile], London, to Sir A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain; 24 Apr 1860.
Date29 April 1860
Extent6 ff
Content DescriptionThanks him for congratulations on his posting to Constantinople; he is looking forward to his new duties; the post had been turned down by Julian Fane on grounds of ill health; the appointment had come as a surprise as Lord Hammond had only just employed him as messenger to St Petersburg; on his return from holiday he found a note from Lord John Russell offering him the posting; Erskine is to succeed him at St Petersburg; believes Crampton does not want to move; has heard Buchanan and Napier's names in connection with rumours about him; is glad Spain agrees with his health.
Termappointments, diplomatic, Constantinople
appointments, diplomatic, St Petersburg
communications, messengers

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6244Fane; Julian H.C. (1827-1870); Mr; diplomat1827-1870
NA6423Erskine; Edward M. (1817-1883); Mr; diplomat1817-1883
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA6206Crampton; John Fiennes Twisleton (1805-1886); 2nd Baronet; succ. 1858; British Diplomatic Service1805-1886
NA6023Hammond; Edmund (1802-1890); 1st Baron Hammond1802-1890
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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