Document ReferenceBu 47/28
TitleCopy letter from Sir A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to T. Hankey; 2 Dec 1860.
Date2 December 1860
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionConfirms that the rumour of his removal to The Hague is true and that this will allow Napier to be made Ambassador at St Petersburg; states that his [Buchanan's] 'going down a peg' will 'break Crampton's fall'; comments on his new appointment which carries a smaller salary; although the rank of both missions is the same the importance is very different; expresses his feeling that his efforts in Spain have not been appreciated; informs him that the move from Copenhagen had been expensive and his finances were still not organised; states that he was not sure about what would happen to the children and that one day he will tell him of the mistakes he made when he first took his wife to Copenhagen; states he was not looking forward to setting up another establishment and that it would be difficult supporting his large family on a smaller income.
Termappointments, diplomatic, Vienna
appointments, diplomatic, St Petersburg

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6390Napier; Francis (1819-1898); 10th Baron Napier; succeeded 1834 also Baron Ettrick from 1872 diplomat1819-1898
NA6206Crampton; John Fiennes Twisleton (1805-1886); 2nd Baronet; succ. 1858; British Diplomatic Service1805-1886
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6204Hankey; Thomson (1805-1893); Mr; M.P. Governor of the Bank of England 1851-31805-1893
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