Document ReferenceBu 16/53
TitleLetter from 10th Baron Napier [F. Napier], St Petersburg, Russia, to Sir A. Buchanan; 22 May 1864.
Date22 May 1864
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAsks him to read and then forward the enclosed letter to Lord Russell, and to forward a letter for the Queen of Holland; the treaty is on the point of being abandoned; will do all he can to save the north of Schleswig with a good frontier; believes Holstein is lost to Denmark forever; had urged the Government to take a resolute stand; it did not do so and then Jutland was sacrificed; agrees with Lord Russell that the best settlement for Denmark would be the establishment of a free state; asks his opinion on this.
Termmilitary campaigns, Second Schleswig-Holstein War 1863-4

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6432Sophie (1818-1877); Queen of the Netherlands; ( wife of Willem III)1818-1877
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
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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