Document ReferenceBu 48/13
TitleCopy letter from 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 11 Nov 1870.
Date11 November 1870
Content DescriptionReports that the Emperor has recommenced to the King of Prussia moderation in the annexation of territory; has told Baron Brunnow that the British Government had given reasons why they could not accept the Russian declaration; the assumption that one power had the right to alter a European Treaty could render all international engagements invalid; if Russia had requested international discussion on the revision of this Treaty such complications would have been avoided; Baron Brunnow states that he can only maintain reserve at present.

Copy telegram from 2nd Earl Granville to Sir A. Buchanan, stating that a communication has been made to Brunnow, and an answer will be sent by messenger tonight, is attached.
Termtreaties, Treaty of Paris 1856, Russian repudiation
Turkish affairs, 'Eastern Question'
unification, Germany

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA141Gorchakov; Alexander M. (1798-1883); Prince; Russian Foreign Minister1798-1883
NA6099Brunnow; Philipp I. von (1797-1875); Baron; Russian diplomat1797-1875
NA6231Wilhelm I (1797-1888); German Emperor; ( King of Prussia from 1861 German Emperor from 1871)1797-1888
NA6192Alexander II (1818-1881); Emperor of all the Russias; (succeeded 1855)1818-1881
NA6137Gower; Granville G. Leveson- (1815-1891); 2nd Earl Granville; diplomat M.P. statesman1815-1891
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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