Document ReferenceBu 2/72
TitleIncomplete letter from D. Cameron, H.M.S. Furious, Canton, China, to A. Buchanan, Copenhagen, Denmark; 23 Jan 1857.
Date23 January 1857
Extent6 ff
Content DescriptionFound his news from Copenhagen of interest; complains of being cooped up in his ship for 3 months with opium dealers; the shoreline is very dull and consists of deep mud; it is unsafe to land unless armed and in a group; the shops are empty and the streets are very narrow and unpleasant; Baron Grogs is behaving well and does as Lord Elgin bids him; the French naval brigade are causing some problems; asks him to write with more details of life in Copenhagen; further descriptions of China are given; advises him to read the Times for more information on Elgin's actions.
Termdrugs, opium dealers
navies, French
travel, China
press, Times
maritime vessels, naval, H.M.S. Furious

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA987Bruce; James (1811-1863); 8th Earl of Elgin and 12th Earl of Kincardine1811-1863
NA6123Grogs; - (fl 1857); Baronfl 1857
NA6124Cameron; Donald (1835-1905); Mr; diplomat and M.P.1835-1905
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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