Document ReferenceBu 3/36
TitleLetter from 3rd Baron Wodehouse [J. Wodehouse, later 1st Earl of Kimberley], Foreign Office, London, to A. Buchanan; 8 Feb 1854.
Date8 February 1854
Extent3 ff
Content DescriptionInforms him that Lord Clarendon wished for confirmation of the contents of his letter [about Sound Dues]; discusses the approaching war; it seemed that Prussia would be neutral and hoped Sweden would 'look after Götland'; reports that Prince Napoleon was unhappy with his reception at Brussels and states that, if the report was true, King Léopold had acted foolishly; informs him that he was attempting to persuade Lord Clarendon to put a regular messenger in Copenhagen who would also serve Stockholm.

Postscript dated 9 Feb; reports that he had received an answer from Atkinson on weather conditions in the Baltic area with reference to Riga, Kronstadt and Vyborg.
Termmilitary campaigns, Crimean War 1853-6
military campaigns, neutrality
climate, Baltic
appointments, diplomatic, messenger for Copenhagen and Stockholm

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6149Léopold I (1790-1865); King of the Belgians; ( succeeded 1831 formerly Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha)1790-1865
NA1901Napoléon III (1808-1873); Emperor of the French; president of 2nd French Republic 1850-52 emperor 1852-701808-1873
NA6093Villiers; George W.F. (1800-1870); 4th Earl of Clarendon1800-1870
NA6095Wodehouse; John (1826-1902); 1st Earl of Kimberley; 3rd Baron Wodehouse 1846 created earl 18661826-1902
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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