Document ReferenceBu 16/33
TitleLetter from 10th Baron Napier [F. Napier], St Petersburg, Russia, to Sir A. Buchanan; 7 Oct 1863.
Date7 October 1863
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionCongratulates him on his return to Berlin; is due to leave St Petersburg, but may defer it till the spring; has got permission to take a residence at the expense of the embassy; has taken the former Austrian Embassy for the purpose; describes the interior; Gorchakov's despatches have been calmly received; the Emperor is continuing his programme of internal reform; freedom is restricted in Finland, and more so in Poland; Stanton had told him that the insurrection was in decline; his eldest son is to go to Darmstadt to learn German; describes his son as 'a big lad with as much knowledge as can be got off the football and cricket ground of Harrow'.
Termschools, Harrow
education, languages, German
sports, cricket
sports, football
civil disorder, Polish Rebellion 1863
appointments, diplomatic, Berlin
politics, Prussian, reform

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA141Gorchakov; Alexander M. (1798-1883); Prince; Russian Foreign Minister1798-1883
NA6192Alexander II (1818-1881); Emperor of all the Russias; (succeeded 1855)1818-1881
NA6602Stanton; - (fl 1863-1864); Colonel; British Consul at Warsawfl 1863-1864
NA6603Napier; William G. (1846-1913); 11th Baron Napier; diplomat1846-1913
NA6390Napier; Francis (1819-1898); 10th Baron Napier; succeeded 1834 also Baron Ettrick from 1872 diplomat1819-1898
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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