Document ReferenceBu 48/16
TitleCopy letter from 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 13 Nov 1870.
Date13 November 1870
Content DescriptionReports that he has discussed Russia's declaration with Baron Brunnow; Baron Brunnow cited the precedent of the conduct of Austria and Prussia in the affair of Denmark [Schleswig-Holstein War], and the events of 1866 in the German Confederation, which occurred without the consent of the signatories of the Vienna Treaties of 1815; he argued that Russia was therefore conforming to a principle to which it had formerly objected; Baron Brunnow said that the value of treaties depended on their longevity; Baron Brunnow complained of Russia's humiliation; he made known the British Government's indignation; they both wished to maintain good relations between the two countries.
Termtreaties, Treaty of Paris 1856, Russian repudiation
treaties, Treaty of Vienna 1815
Turkish affairs, 'Eastern Question'
military campaigns, Second Schleswig-Holstein War 1863-4
military campaigns, Austro-Prussian War 1866

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6099Brunnow; Philipp I. von (1797-1875); Baron; Russian diplomat1797-1875
NA143Temple; Henry John (1784-1865); 3rd Viscount Palmerston; succ. 1802; statesman; Prime Minster 1855-1858 and 1859-18651784-1865
NA6842Brunnow; - (fl 1870); Baroness; wife of Baron Brunnowfl 1870
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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