Document ReferenceBu 48/20/1-2
TitleCopy letter from Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia, to 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], Foreign Office, London; 9 Nov 1870.
Date9 November 1870
Content DescriptionReports that he believes that the Russian Government is about to re-open the question of the Treaty of 1856 in a way that may prove embarrassing to the British Government; he has long anticipated this intention but not the manner by which it is proposed to carry it out; discusses how the information was communicated to him; some people he spoke to saw it as a "stock-jobbing story" connected with General Ignatieff's presence at St Petersburg; he has told Prince Gorchakov that Britain might seriously resent abrogation of the Treaty by Russia, but would support negotiations; told Prince Gorchakov that he was apprehensive as to how the British Government would receive the news.

Contains inclosure: copy letter from Sir A. Buchanan to Prince A. Gorchakov, in which he says that he has received confirmation of the Russian declaration, and that he has serious apprehensions as to how the British Government will receive this news.
Termtreaties, Treaty of Paris 1856, Russian repudiation

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA141Gorchakov; Alexander M. (1798-1883); Prince; Russian Foreign Minister1798-1883
NA6192Alexander II (1818-1881); Emperor of all the Russias; (succeeded 1855)1818-1881
NA6975Reuss; Eduard (1804-1891); Prince1804-1891
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6137Gower; Granville G. Leveson- (1815-1891); 2nd Earl Granville; diplomat M.P. statesman1815-1891
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