Document ReferenceBu 19/9
TitleLetter from J. Savile [later 1st Baron Savile], 39 Eaton Place, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 4 Mar 1865.
Date4 March 1865
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionThanks him for the autograph of Prince Gorchkoff [Gorchakov] and requests he send others; comments on the carnival atmosphere in London; gives details of the dance held at Lady Fife's for the Prince and Princess of Wales; informs him of changes his brother has made to decorations in The Hague residence; comments on the offence caused by invitations sent out for the last Court held by the Queen; informs him that Sydney has communicated with Sir E. Cust on this matter; informs him that since the death of the Consort 'blunders' have consistently been made in Court invitations; comments on how keen the Consort was on correct Court ceremony and etiquette;

Gives details of his conversation with Bloomfield and Sydney; Sir F. Bruce is unhappy about being 'obliged' to go to Washington having spent so much time in China; comments on the possibility of enhancements being made to the salary and standing of the Washington post; comments that Spring-Rice is dissatisfied and on Hammond's social life in Vienna; relates two riddles he has been told; sends best wishes to Lady Buchanan and members of the legation.
Termappointments, diplomatic, Washington DC
social conduct, protocol

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NA6399Stuart; Charles (1818-1900); 12th Lord Blantyre1818-1900
NA985Victoria (1819-1901); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland; Empress of India1819-1901
NA6711Cust; Edward (1794-1878); 1st Baronet; Master of Ceremonies to Queen Victoria1794-1878
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NA6057Bloomfield; John A.D. (1802-1879); 2nd Baron Bloomfield; diplomat1802-1879
NA6279Bruce; Frederick W.A. (1814-1867); Sir; diplomat son of 7th Earl of Elgin1814-1867
NA6229Rice; Charles W.T. Spring- (1819-1870); Mr1819-1870
NA6233Buchanan; Georgiana E. (-1904); Lady Buchanan; née Stuart 2nd wife of Andrew Buchanan-1904
NA6712Duff; Agnes G.E.H. (-1869); Countess of Fife; née George wife of 5th Earl-1869
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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