Document ReferenceBu 19/8
TitleLetter from J. Savile [later 1st Baron Savile], London, England to Sir A. Buchanan; 25 Jan 1865.
Date25 January 1865
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionInforms him he will consider the best method to replace Mitchell; comments that he has been in the country; he is going to a ball at Lord Ely's; states that Lord Clarendon told him the 'Premier looked fresher'[Palmerston]; remarks that Lord John did not mention diplomatic appointments and that the post of Washington seems difficult to fill; comments that Lord Clarendon has contacted the Paget's about the St Petersburg post, remarks family illness may prevent acceptance; informs him that Lyons's health would not allow him to return to Washington but he will not be leaving the service, Wyke is still to be placed; discussion of Russian aggression in Central Asia and a speech by Lord Ellenborough; comments on how close the Russians are to Tashkent.

Requests that he sends him any autographs he may have of eminent Russians, especially the Imperial family; informs him of the wedding of Lord Coventry and Lady Blanche Craven and the engagement of Lord Chelsea and Lady Beatrice Craven; comments that 'suppers and plays are very much in vogue' and that he was chaperoned by Lord Ely and suppered at Lord Cadogans the previous evening; sends kind wishes to Lady Buchanan.
Termappointments, diplomatic, Washington DC
appointments, diplomatic, St Petersburg
entertainments, balls
entertainments, dinners

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6613Michell; John (1836-1921); Mr; British Consul at St Petersburg1836-1921
NA6705Loftus; George H. (1854-1935); 6th Marquess of Ely; Mr G.H. Loftus then Lord George Loftus succeeded 19251854-1935
NA143Temple; Henry John (1784-1865); 3rd Viscount Palmerston; succ. 1802; statesman; Prime Minster 1855-1858 and 1859-18651784-1865
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA6093Villiers; George W.F. (1800-1870); 4th Earl of Clarendon1800-1870
NA6246Paget; Augustus B. (1823-1896); Sir; diplomat1823-1896
NA6041Lyons; Richard B.P. (1817-1887); 1st Earl Lyons; 2nd Baron Lyons cr. viscount 1881 and earl 1887; diplomat1817-1887
NA6386Wyke; Charles L. (1815-1897); Sir; diplomat1815-1897
NA6666Law; Edward (1790-1871); Earl of Ellenborough; 2nd baron cr. earl 18441790-1871
NA6706Coventry; George W. (1838-1930); 9th Earl of Coventry1838-1930
NA6707Cadogan; Henry C. (1812-1873); 4th Earl Cadogan1812-1873
NA6708Coventry; Blanche (-1930); Countess of Coventry; née Craven wife of 9th Earl-1930
NA6709Cadogan; George H. (1840-1915); 5th Earl Cadogan; styled Viscount Chelsea to 18731840-1915
NA6710Cadogan; Beatrix J. (-1907); Countess Cadogan; née Craven wife of 5th Earl of Cadogan-1907
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
PL3385/Tashkent/Central Asia
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