Document ReferenceBu 25/33
TitleLetter from E. Hammond [later 1st Baron Hammond], Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 2 Oct 1870.
Date2 October 1870
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionExpresses approval at his decision not to take leave of absence at a time of much diplomatic activity; states that he expected nothing from St Petersburg except 'dishonesty and intrigue'; reports negotiations between Bismarck and Bazaine and the possibility of an imperial restoration in France with the Empress acting as regent; informs him that the Spanish had broken off their communication with the outside world; encloses a copy of the reply sent to Bernstorff [not present] about English neutrality; comments on the supply of armaments by Prussia to England and America; instructs him not to show Gorchakov a copy of the letter to Bernstorff.
Termmonarchy, Spanish
military campaigns, Franco-Prussian War 1870-1
unification, Germany

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6948Eugénie (1826-1920); Empress of the French; wife of Napoléon III1826-1920
NA6949Bazaine; François A. (1811-1888); General; French soldier1811-1888
NA6199Bernstorff; Albrecht (1809-1873); Count1809-1873
NA140Bismarck; Otto E.L. von (1815-1898); Prince; German statesman and Prussian minister-president1815-1898
NA141Gorchakov; Alexander M. (1798-1883); Prince; Russian Foreign Minister1798-1883
NA6023Hammond; Edmund (1802-1890); 1st Baron Hammond1802-1890
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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