Document ReferenceBu 16/44
TitleLetter from 10th Baron Napier [F. Napier], St Petersburg, Russia, to Sir A. Buchanan; 4 Feb 1864.
Date4 February 1864
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionInforms him that the Austrians and Prussians expect that war with Denmark will be over within a week; the position of the Danish monarchy with Schleswig-Holstein would be settled, with the unity of the region being nominally maintained; suggests that the fleet and land forces be sent to one of the Danish islands; has delayed the messenger for a day as there is to be a hunting party at which, he hopes, the Emperor will comment upon Danish affairs; encloses a packet on behalf of Prince Gorchachov.
Termsports, hunting
military campaigns, Second Schleswig-Holstein War 1863-4

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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
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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