Document ReferenceBu 25/9
TitleLetter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 13 Apr 1870.
Date13 April 1870
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionStates that the experiment of 'frankness' in dealing with foreign policy in Central Asia was a success and had averted conflict between Montenegro and Turkey; notes that the 'gentlemen of Khiva' may still make trouble; comments on Colonel Blane's report on the Russian military and on the behaviour of the Prince of Rumania; reports that he had learned from Rumbold of the proposed marriage of the Duke of Edinburgh and that the difference in religion would not be popular.
TermCentral Asian affairs, 'Central Asian Question'

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6272Alfred (1844-1900); Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke of Edinburgh; (2nd son of Queen Victoria)1844-1900
NA6644Rumbold; Horace (1829-1913); 8th Baronet; diplomat1829-1913
NA6747Blane; Robert (-1871); Colonel; military attaché in St Petersburg-1871
NA6722Carol I (1839-1914 ); King of Roumania; (prince 1866; king 1881)1839-1914
NA6093Villiers; George W.F. (1800-1870); 4th Earl of Clarendon1800-1870
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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