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TitleLetter from 4th Earl Clarendon [G. Villiers], Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 19 Jan 1870.
Date19 January 1870
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionReports that Brunnow was always 'fishing for compliments' to send to Gorchakov, but states that he was sincere in thinking Gorchakov a good minister; comments on the development of Russian activity in Central Asia with reference to the annexation of Khiva [annexed by Russia in 1873] and the importance of the area around the Oxus; asks him to convey thanks to Prince Gorchakov for the improved language of Catagazy and states that he could not see why Catagazy should wish to promote war between England and the U.S.A.; discusses the activities of the revolutionaries in Paris who were seeking to disrupt trade in order to damage the government and reports that Lyons thought the present ministry would succeed.
TermCentral Asian affairs, 'Central Asian Question'
politics, French, revolutionary
trade, French

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6041Lyons; Richard B.P. (1817-1887); 1st Earl Lyons; 2nd Baron Lyons cr. viscount 1881 and earl 1887; diplomat1817-1887
NA6099Brunnow; Philipp I. von (1797-1875); Baron; Russian diplomat1797-1875
NA141Gorchakov; Alexander M. (1798-1883); Prince; Russian Foreign Minister1798-1883
NA6786Catagazy; - (fl 1866-1871); Monsieurfl 1866-1871
NA6093Villiers; George W.F. (1800-1870); 4th Earl of Clarendon1800-1870
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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