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Document ReferenceBu 16/35
TitleLetter from 10th Baron Napier [F. Napier], St Petersburg, Russia, to Sir A. Buchanan; 16 Nov 1863.
Date16 November 1863
Extent2 ff
LevelPiece
Content DescriptionReports that he has gleaned information regarding the overtures of the French from Gorchakov; the only English Minister ever to have kept him up to date was Lord Clarendon; Lord Russell did not have the same understanding of the need for prompt and accurate intelligence; the Russian Government had used the absence of the Emperor to delay their answer; the Emperor's letter was more artful than his speech had been; notes the mildness of the weather.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA141Gorchakov; Alexander M. (1798-1883); Prince; Russian Foreign Minister1798-1883
NA6093Villiers; George W.F. (1800-1870); 4th Earl of Clarendon1800-1870
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA6192Alexander II (1818-1881); Emperor of all the Russias; (succeeded 1855)1818-1881
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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