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TitleLetters from Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 1863-1866.
Extent1 volume
Content DescriptionLetters received by Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, from the Foreign Office; refer to the maintenance of good relations between the British and Russian governments and attempts to improve commercial relations; the letters illustrate the instability of Europe at this time and the tensions between the European powers, especially with regard to the Balkan states; they contain information on the abdication of Prince Couza as head of state in Moldavia and Wallachia and the establishment of Prince Charles [Carol I] of Hohenzollern as the new ruler; the volume also contains references to Russian domestic affairs; the attempted assassination of Alexander II, the death of the Tsesarevitch and the visit to Russia by the Prince of Wales.
Termassassinations, attempted, Alexander II
Turkish affairs, 'Eastern Question'
royalty, visits
business and commerce

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6720Nikolai (1843-1865); Grand Duke Tsesarevitch1843-1865
NA6192Alexander II (1818-1881); Emperor of all the Russias; (succeeded 1855)1818-1881
NA992Edward VII (1841-1910); King of Great Britain and Ireland1841-1910
NA6561Cuza; Alexandru I. (1820-1873); Prince; Prince of Moldavia and Wallachia then Prince of Roumania1820-1873
NA6722Carol I (1839-1914 ); King of Roumania; (prince 1866; king 1881)1839-1914
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA6093Villiers; George W.F. (1800-1870); 4th Earl of Clarendon1800-1870
NA6449Layard; Austen H. (1817-1894); Sir; diplomat and politician1817-1894
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
PL1823/Moldavia/Eastern Europe
PL1822/Wallachia/Central Europe
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