Document ReferenceBu 20/26
TitleLetter from A. Layard, London, to Sir A. Buchanan; 27 Dec 1865.
Date27 December 1865
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionStates that he is to go to Rome and will be in Florence during the elections and opening of the new Parliament; discusses progress of Italian unity; he heard of Palmerston's death whilst in Venice; Clarendon is a 'capital chief'; 'reform' will create a lot of work for the House of Commons; supposes he [Buchanan] and Lady Buchanan were grieved by the death of Baslleton; Layard had seen him at Milan and Pisa; relates news from the department.

Postscript informing him of the sadness of Tom Grey's death; cholera is given as the cause.
Termmedical conditions, cholera
unification, Italy
elections, 1865
parliamentary business, House of Commons
politics, British, reform

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA143Temple; Henry John (1784-1865); 3rd Viscount Palmerston; succ. 1802; statesman; Prime Minster 1855-1858 and 1859-18651784-1865
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
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