Document ReferenceBu 25/20
TitleLetter from E. Hammond [later 1st Baron Hammond], Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 13 Apr 1870.
Date13 April 1870
Extent3 ff
Content DescriptionReports that he had finished giving evidence, in answers to 1171 questions, to the Diplomatic Committee, which was progressing slowly and causing considerable interest; reports that Sir Charles Hartley had explained his despatch regarding the building of a railway to Krasnovodsk; comments on the French Ministerial crisis, the difficulties of the Emperor and the impact on his health; suggests that the Russian armaments described by Blane were probably a precautionary measure possibly prompted by the age of the King of Prussia; states that Russia was lucky to have sold Alaska to America as the Senate seemed inclined not to agree to further land purchases; comments on the Pope's position which hung in the balance; informs him the Irish Land Bill was making slow progress; comments on the Education Bill.
Termtransport, railways
Irish affairs, Irish Question
parliamentary business, bills, Education Bill 1870
parliamentary business, bills, Irish Land Bill 1870
land, purchase, Alaska Purchase 1867

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6946Hartley; Charles A. (1825-1915); Sir; civil engineer European Commission of Danube1825-1915
NA1901Napoléon III (1808-1873); Emperor of the French; president of 2nd French Republic 1850-52 emperor 1852-701808-1873
NA6231Wilhelm I (1797-1888); German Emperor; ( King of Prussia from 1861 German Emperor from 1871)1797-1888
NA6747Blane; Robert (-1871); Colonel; military attaché in St Petersburg-1871
NA6087Pius IX (1792-1878); Pope; Giovanni M.M. Ferretti Pope from 18461792-1878
NA6023Hammond; Edmund (1802-1890); 1st Baron Hammond1802-1890
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
PL4175/Krasnovodsk/Central Asia
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