Document ReferenceBu 19/91
TitleLetter from 10th Baron Napier [F. Napier], Madras, India, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 12 Aug 1866.
Date12 August 1866
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionThanks him for his letter; reports he had been to the Bengal frontier where the people were dying of hunger as result of a prolonged drought and that it had rained upon his arrival, giving him a 'lucky reputation'; informs him that he had been out bear shooting, describes his party and states that he had enjoyed the experience; he was now going to the hills to join his wife; states that he thought he had paid Michell's stationery bill before leaving England; reports that he had appointed Colonel Miller on his recommendation and comments on the Miller family's misfortune in losing their Dumfriesshire estates.

Discusses European politics and expresses disapproval of the policy of the Prussian Government, stating that they provoked Austria into war; on the other hand, he was pleased that the status quo preserved by Austria was now broken in both Germany and Italy on behalf of the protestant/liberal lobby; states that providing Bismarck was reasonable about territorial acquisitions, the change would be beneficial.
Termsports, hunting, bear
unification, Germany
climate, Indian

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6422Napier; Anne (1824-1911); Baroness Napier; née Lockwood wife of 10th Baron1824-1911
NA140Bismarck; Otto E.L. von (1815-1898); Prince; German statesman and Prussian minister-president1815-1898
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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