Document ReferenceBu 16/34
TitleLetter from 10th Baron Napier [F. Napier], St Petersburg, Russia, to Sir A. Buchanan; 14 Oct 1863.
Date14 October 1863
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionReports that Blackwood has informed him that he had offered to allow his son to stay; his children have all now left home; the Duchess of Montebello had died; describes her illness over a long period and her bravery; notes that she had changed her religion, more for the sake of the Duke and her children, but remained a protestant at heart; the Poles and Russians are still fighting each other; asks if he thinks the Danes will fight.
Termcivil disorder, Polish Rebellion 1863
military campaigns, Second Schleswig-Holstein War 1863-4
religions, Roman Catholic
religions, Protestant

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6603Napier; William G. (1846-1913); 11th Baron Napier; diplomat1846-1913
NA6163Blackwood; Frederick (1838-1880); Captain; soldier1838-1880
NA6604Lannes; Eleanor M. (-1863); Duchess of Montebello; wife of Napoléon Lannes 2nd Duke; dau. of Sir Charles Jenkinson 10th Bart-1863
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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