Document ReferenceBu 25/18
TitleLetter from E. Hammond [later 1st Baron Hammond], Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 15 Mar 1870.
Date15 March 1870
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionInforms him that he had appeared before the Diplomatic Committee on several occasions and that it seemed well disposed; comments on Gorchakov's intentions towards Turkey and the influence he exercised over the Emperor; informs him that his last despatch had been sent to the Admiralty; expresses doubts that the Russian alliance with Austria would last, suggesting that it would fail at the end of Prince Charles of Rumania's reign; states that the interests of Austria and Hungary in the lower Danube clashed with those of Russia; comments on Russian ambition in Central Asia, with reference to Krasnovodsk and the Caspian Sea; comments on the Irish question in the Commons which was currently dealing with land and education.
Termgovernment business, committees, Diplomatic Service Committee
diplomatic service, Diplomatic Service Committee
Irish affairs, Irish Question

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA141Gorchakov; Alexander M. (1798-1883); Prince; Russian Foreign Minister1798-1883
NA6192Alexander II (1818-1881); Emperor of all the Russias; (succeeded 1855)1818-1881
NA6722Carol I (1839-1914 ); King of Roumania; (prince 1866; king 1881)1839-1914
NA6023Hammond; Edmund (1802-1890); 1st Baron Hammond1802-1890
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
PL4175/Krasnovodsk/Central Asia
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