Document ReferenceBu 48/22/1-2
TitleCopy letter from Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, to 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], Foreign Office, London; 11 Nov 1870.
Date11 November 1870
Content DescriptionReports that he has written to Prince Gorchakov, asking him to find out if the Emperor in his last letter to the King of Prussia requested that he abstain from annexing French territory; Prince Gorchakov saw him and replied that the Emperor has merely urged moderate terms of peace; Prince Gorchakov is unaware of the compensation that Count Bismarck is asking for in return for a relaxation of the blockade of Paris, which have appeared to have caused the failure of the armistice negotiations.

Contains enclosure; letter from Sir A. Buchanan to Prince A. Gorchakov, enquiring as to whether the Emperor has asked the King of Prussia to abstain from annexing French territory, and saying that he had hoped to meet him that night at Princess Kotchoubey's.
Termmilitary campaigns, Franco-Prussian War 1870-1
military campaigns, siege of Paris

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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
NA6231Wilhelm I (1797-1888); German Emperor; ( King of Prussia from 1861 German Emperor from 1871)1797-1888
NA7548Kotchoubey; Eugénie (1838-1909); Princess1838-1909
NA140Bismarck; Otto E.L. von (1815-1898); Prince; German statesman and Prussian minister-president1815-1898
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6137Gower; Granville G. Leveson- (1815-1891); 2nd Earl Granville; diplomat M.P. statesman1815-1891
PL5947/Tsarskoye Selo/Russia
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