Document ReferenceBu 35/7
TitleCopy letter from A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia, to C. Dawkins; 1 Apr 1845.
Date1 April 1845
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses the unpopularity in Russia of recruiting troops for the army, including in the provinces; informs him that the Emperor had ordered his regrets to be expressed; states that the Emperor's opinions on Prussian politics are very decided and the Prussian charge d'affairs did not anticipate any change in the constitution of the monarchy; Count Nesselrode said things were calmer in Prussia but that Switzerland was in an 'alarming state'; informs him his Dutch colleague was upset about sugar duties; mentions the duty imposed on earthenware.

PS His nurse has been offered a better salary by someone else.
Termtrade, Russian
trade, earthenware
trade, sugar
taxation, duties, commercial
armies, Russian
occupations and professions, nurse
politics, Prussian

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6058Nesselrode; Karl R. (1780-1862); Count; Russian Foreign Minister1780-1862
NA6192Alexander II (1818-1881); Emperor of all the Russias; (succeeded 1855)1818-1881
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6131Dawkins; Clinton G. (fl 1844-1853); Mrfl 1844-1853
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