Document ReferenceBu 41/11
TitleCopy letter from A. Buchanan, Copenhagen, Denmark, to H. Canning-De Burgh [later 2nd Marquess of Clanricarde]; 2 July 1855.
Date2 July 1855
Extent5 ff
Content DescriptionExpresses his opinions on the role of the diplomatic body; gives a description of the profession and details of the Russian diplomatic service; outlines methods of making progress within the profession, examples given are Lord Cowley, Crampton, Magenis, Doyle and himself; gives examples of postings; states that Hudson, Charles Murray and Christie are intruders into the service; gives details of why Lord John Russell gave him this mission; states that an attack has been made on level of salaries; quotes a 'quip' relating to salary scales made by an American on death of Sir Charles Vaughan.
Termsalaries and wages, diplomatic
occupations and professions, diplomat

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6062Wellesley; Henry R.C. (1804-1884); 1st Earl Cowley1804-1884
NA6206Crampton; John Fiennes Twisleton (1805-1886); 2nd Baronet; succ. 1858; British Diplomatic Service1805-1886
NA6168Magenis; Arthur C. (1801-1867); Sir; diplomat1801-1867
NA6241Hudson; James (1810-1885); Sir; British Diplomatic Service1810-1885
NA6035Murray; Charles A. (1806-1895); Sir; diplomat1806-1895
NA6283Christie; William D. (1816-1874); Mr; British Diplomatic Service1816-1874
NA6059Vaughan; Charles R. (1774-1849); Sir; British Diplomatic Service1774-1849
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA6242Doyle; Percy W. (1806-1888); Mr; diplomat1806-1888
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6071De Burgh; Hubert G. Canning- (1832-1916); 2nd Marquess of Clanricarde; M.P.1832-1916
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