Document ReferenceBu 25/89
TitleLetter from 6th Earl of Mayo [R. Bourke], Simla, India, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 8 May 1870.
Date8 May 1870
Extent6 ff
Content DescriptionThanks him for his letter which had taken 6 weeks to arrive; describes communications in India and the vast distances which had to be covered; states that he does not feel Russian interests in India should vary with British interests; sends in confidence papers regarding the treaty reached with Maharajah of Cashmere and the visits of Mr Forsyth who had reported on commerce in the region; informs him that he was recommending to the Foreign Secretary that the question of the Afghan borders should be addressed; will be happy to keep him informed about policy decisions regarding Central Asia; informs him that the Yarkand envoy was the same man who had visited St Petersburg and had shown Forsyth photographs of Prince Gorchakov and others.
TermCentral Asian affairs, 'Central Asian Question'

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6967Runbeer Singh (1832-); Maharajah of Kashmir1832-
NA141Gorchakov; Alexander M. (1798-1883); Prince; Russian Foreign Minister1798-1883
NA6884Forsyth; Thomas D. (1827-1886); Sir; Indian civilian promoted trade in central Asia1827-1886
NA6093Villiers; George W.F. (1800-1870); 4th Earl of Clarendon1800-1870
NA6897Bourke; Richard S. (1822-1872); 6th Earl of Mayo; statesman1822-1872
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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