Document ReferenceBu 19/78
TitleLetter from J. Savile [later 1st Baron Savile], 39 Eaton Place, London to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 18 July 1865.
Date18 July 1865
Extent6 ff
Content DescriptionStates that he had been ordered home by the Foreign Office as a consequence of the King of Saxony's visit to Vienna; comments on his visit to Vienna, which had made him ill and describes his journey to England via Munich and Paris; had met Beust who was visiting the Emperor Napoleon to find out if he was a friend or enemy of Franz Joseph; Beust had told him that Prussia and Austria would not cease military operations until Austria had secured Venetia and Prussia, an equal slice of Austrian territory; reports that Beust had asked him not to inform Cowley of his arrival in Paris and he had not done so as both Cowley and Julian Fane were out when he called; informs him that he found the new chief [Clarendon] at the Foreign Office more agreeable than he expected and that Hammond would provide further details.

Reports that Clarendon considered Beneditti's visit to the King of Prussia a good idea; mentions that he had seen Hammond who had said he could go to Dresden; states that the new instruction for ministers not to follow monarchs outside their realm did not work; informs him he had visited Lord Russell at Pembroke Lodge and found him in low spirits, Kette had also been present and they had discussed the Prussian desire to annexe Saxony, Hanover and the Elbe provinces; points out that the Austrian army may not be well organised but had proved difficult to defeat; the establishment of a liberal protestant power [Prussia] was popular in England; mentions that he had seen Lord Clarendon who was preoccupied with the affairs of Germany; sends regards to Lady Buchanan and informs him that Col. Blane is to be the new military attaché in St Petersburg.
Termunification, Germany
appointments, diplomatic, St Petersburg

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6736Johann I (1801-1876); King of Saxony; ( succeeded 1854)1801-1876
NA6571Beust; Friedrich F. von (1809-1886); Count; Austrian politician1809-1886
NA6093Villiers; George W.F. (1800-1870); 4th Earl of Clarendon1800-1870
NA6062Wellesley; Henry R.C. (1804-1884); 1st Earl Cowley1804-1884
NA6244Fane; Julian H.C. (1827-1870); Mr; diplomat1827-1870
NA6421Franz Joseph I (1830-1916); Emperor of Austria; ( succeeded 1848)1830-1916
NA1901Napoléon III (1808-1873); Emperor of the French; president of 2nd French Republic 1850-52 emperor 1852-701808-1873
NA6023Hammond; Edmund (1802-1890); 1st Baron Hammond1802-1890
NA6746Kette; M.F. (fl 1866-1870); Herr; Prussian diplomatfl 1866-1870
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA6717Benedetti; Vincent (1817-1900); Count; French diplomat1817-1900
NA6747Blane; Robert (-1871); Colonel; military attaché in St Petersburg-1871
NA6233Buchanan; Georgiana E. (-1904); Lady Buchanan; née Stuart 2nd wife of Andrew Buchanan-1904
NA6253Savile; John (1818-1896); 1st Baron Savile; diplomat cr. baron 1888; eldest natural son of 8th Earl of Scarbrough1818-1896
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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