Document ReferenceBu 48/57
TitleCopy letter from Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia, to 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], Foreign Office, London; 26 Nov 1870.
Date26 November 1870
Content DescriptionReports the Italian Government were waiting to hear of the views of the British Government, and are anxious that good relations between the interested powers are maintained; they believed that the powers should wait until they hear how the news has been received by the Porte; and they would be ready to discuss the matter with the other powers; they make no reference to the principles involved or the form in which the declaration was made; Marquess Bella believes that both the King and the Italian government might take a warmer view if this issue were brought into connection with the Franco/Prussian conflict, and lead to intervention in favour of France.
Termtreaties, Treaty of Paris 1856, Russian repudiation
military campaigns, Franco-Prussian War 1870-1

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA141Gorchakov; Alexander M. (1798-1883); Prince; Russian Foreign Minister1798-1883
NA6280Vittorio Emanuele II (1820-1878); King of Italy; ( King of Sardinia from 1849 King of Italy from 1861)1820-1878
NA7549Venosta; Emilio Visconti- (1829-1914); Marquess; Italian statesman and diplomat1829-1914
NA6978Carracciolo; - Bella (fl 1870); Marquess; Italian ministerfl 1870
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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