Document ReferenceBu 20/56
TitleLetter from A. Layard, Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 16 May 1866.
Date16 May 1866
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports that the situation has not improved; asks if he [Buchanan] can see a solution; the French Emperor is concerned about Italian politics and especially Garibaldi; he [Napoleon] now fears the power of the Italian Confederation; possibility of Italy joining Prussia and Austria; the Danubian principalities are a cause for concern; the Prince of Hohenzollern is working as Bismarck's agent; relates his [Layard] interpretation of possible European response; the Reform Bill will not be passed until the opposition is dealt with.
Termpolitics, Italian
politics, British, reform

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6278Garibaldi; Giuseppe (1807-1882); General1807-1882
NA1901Napoléon III (1808-1873); Emperor of the French; president of 2nd French Republic 1850-52 emperor 1852-701808-1873
NA140Bismarck; Otto E.L. von (1815-1898); Prince; German statesman and Prussian minister-president1815-1898
NA6722Carol I (1839-1914 ); King of Roumania; (prince 1866; king 1881)1839-1914
NA6449Layard; Austen H. (1817-1894); Sir; diplomat and politician1817-1894
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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