Document ReferenceBu 3/38
TitleLetter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], Foreign Office, London, to A. Buchanan; 9 Feb 1854.
Date9 February 1854
Extent8 ff
Content DescriptionInforms him of the importance to Britain that the Russians were kept out of the Danish Sound; had sent a despatch to Copenhagen explaining this and asks him to try and secure compliance; also attaches great importance to information contained in 'the London paper' which he had sent to Bloomfield in Berlin; understands that Prince Christian was impressed by the Emperor of Russia but states that it was his belief that Tsar Nicholas wished to plunge Europe into war; comments on the desirability of employing Danish naval officers and seamen for the Baltic fleet; asks him to see if this would be possible without violating the Danish policy of neutrality; informs him he had asked Grey to do the same in Sweden; notes that coal supplies would be crucial to the success of the Baltic Campaign.

Enclosure; list of questions about the Baltic region.
Termnavies, British
military campaigns, Baltic 1854-5
military campaigns, Crimean War 1853-6
military campaigns, neutrality
military campaigns, supplies

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6057Bloomfield; John A.D. (1802-1879); 2nd Baron Bloomfield; diplomat1802-1879
NA6000Nicholas I (1796-1855); Tsar of Russia; ( succeeded 1825)1796-1855
NA6150Christian IX (1818-1906 ); King of Denmark; (succeeded 1863)1818-1906
NA6148Grey; William (1818-1878); Sir1818-1878
NA6093Villiers; George W.F. (1800-1870); 4th Earl of Clarendon1800-1870
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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