Document ReferenceBu 3/39
TitleLetter from 3rd Baron Wodehouse [J. Wodehouse, later 1st Earl of Kimberley], Foreign Office, London, to A. Buchanan; 4 Mar 1854.
Date4 March 1854
Extent6 ff
Content DescriptionStates that he was not surprised by the Danish refusal to comply with the British request [of closing the Danish Sound to Russian ships]; General Oxholm and Monsieur de Bluhme both stated that Denmark must remain neutral; he agreed, noting that if Denmark closed the Sound to Russian vessels, Sweden may be forced by Russia to close her ports to allied ships; informs him that both he and Lord Clarendon had been impressed by his 'great despatch'; was surprised to hear from Rainals that Danish opinion favoured Russia; discusses the position taken on the conflict by Prussia and Austria.
Termmilitary campaigns, Crimean War 1853-6
military campaigns, neutrality
navies, British
navies, Russian
military campaigns, Baltic 1854-5

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6151Oxholm; - (fl 1854-1863); Generalfl 1854-1863
NA6116Bluhme; Christian A. (1794-1866); Mr; Danish minister1794-1866
NA6152Rainals; Harry (fl 1859-1861); Mr; Vice-Consul at Copenhagen Denmarkfl 1859-1861
NA6116Bluhme; Christian A. (1794-1866); Mr; Danish minister1794-1866
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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