Document ReferenceBu 48/7
TitleCopy letter from 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 9 Nov 1870.
Date9 November 1870
Content DescriptionReports that Baron Brunnow called today and informed him that he had two despatches to communicate to him, one is addressed to the British Government and the other a circular addressed to all the powers who signed the Treaty of Paris of 1856; the circular explains that the Emperor no longer feels bound by the Special Convention which limits Russia's naval powers in the Black Sea, but is ready either to adhere to the general principles of the Treaty or to revise them in concert with the other powers; the other despatch asserts that this decision does not imply a change in the Emperor's Eastern policy; he cannot comment without consulting his colleagues.
Termtreaties, Treaty of Paris 1856, Russian repudiation
Turkish affairs, 'Eastern Question'
navies, Russian

Click the links below to view related name indexes

Click the links below to view related place indexes

CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6192Alexander II (1818-1881); Emperor of all the Russias; (succeeded 1855)1818-1881
NA6099Brunnow; Philipp I. von (1797-1875); Baron; Russian diplomat1797-1875
NA6137Gower; Granville G. Leveson- (1815-1891); 2nd Earl Granville; diplomat M.P. statesman1815-1891
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
Add to My Items