Document ReferenceBu 25/87
TitleLetter from 6th Earl of Mayo [R. Bourke], Government House, Calcutta, India, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 25 Jan 1870.
Date25 January 1870
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionInforms him that Forsyth had returned from St Petersburg and that they had discussed his visit; encloses for his 'private' information copies of letters and diaries [not present] written by a friend at Kabul; comments on the information they contain, which is based on a visit to Samarkand, regarding Bukhara and the actions of the Bukharan army in the region of the river Oxus; states that the information given from the Russian point of view was reliable; discusses what the diaries say about Khiva and the establishment by Russia of 'friendly relations' with the natives at Krasnovodsk; discusses trade tariffs and British diplomacy in the region, stating that if recent negotiations had resulted in the Bukharan withdrawal, it would be a success.
TermCentral Asian affairs, 'Central Asian Question'
armies, Bukharan

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6884Forsyth; Thomas D. (1827-1886); Sir; Indian civilian promoted trade in central Asia1827-1886
NA6897Bourke; Richard S. (1822-1872); 6th Earl of Mayo; statesman1822-1872
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
PL4175/Krasnovodsk/Central Asia
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