Document ReferenceBu 48/140/1-5
TitleIncomplete copy letter from Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; n.d. [1870-71].
Content DescriptionReports that Prince Gorchakov has read the article with great surprise, and that the editor [of the "Journal de St Pétersbourg"] has been instructed not to reprint articles from other newspapers which contradict the views of the imperial cabinet.

Enclosure 1: extract, in French, from the "Journal de St Pétersburg", which discusses the recent Russian declaration, and argues that the only purpose that a conference on the matter would serve would be to recognise accomplished fact.

Enclosure 2: letter from Sir A. Buchanan to Prince Gorchakov, 21 November 1870, discussing the article in the "Journal de St Pétersbourg", and says that the editor must have very erroneous views as to the spirit of reconciliation being promoted between Britain and Russia.

Enclosure 3: letter, in French, from M. de Westman to Sir A. Buchanan, on behalf of Prince Gorchakov, in which he tells of the Prince's surprise at seeing this article published, and says that the editor needs to be more tactful.

Enclosure 4: extract, in French, from the "Journal de St Pétersbourg", in which it discusses the response it has received to its publication, on the previous day, of the controversial article.
Termtreaties, Treaty of Paris 1856, Russian repudiation
press, Russian
press, St Petersburg Journal

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA141Gorchakov; Alexander M. (1798-1883); Prince; Russian Foreign Minister1798-1883
NA6811Westman; Vladimir I. (fl 1866-1875); Russian assistant minister for foreign affairsfl 1866-1875
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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