Document ReferenceBu 48/98
TitleCopy letter from 2nd Earl Granville [G.Leveson-Gower], Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Baltic Provinces, Russia; 4 Jan 1871.
Date4 January 1871
Content DescriptionReports that he has informed Baron Brunnow that the other participants in the conference are unhappy with the wording of the protocol; if submitted to the conference, an amendment will be moved on it; he has a telegram from Mr Odo Russell saying that Count Bismarck thinks that Baron Brunnow should sign a Protocol stating that no power can in future denounce a treaty without consent of the other concerned parties; Baron Brunnow objects to this on the grounds that it condemns Prince Gorchakov's circular; eventually he agreed to the proposed course; he has been informed by Count Bernstoff that Baron Brunnow strongly objected to the Protocol; he received a letter from Odo Russell stating what he had already said in his earlier telegram; Baron Brunnow has agreed to refer to the Emperor the draft of a Protocol.

Prince Gorchakov prefers the original Protocol; Count Bernstoff has received instruction to sign the latest proposed Protocol; Mr Odo Russell sent him a telegram stating that Count Bismarck has instructed Count Bernstoff to agree with any text or wording calculated to gain the consent of all parties.
Termtreaties, Treaty of Paris 1856, Russian repudiation

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA141Gorchakov; Alexander M. (1798-1883); Prince; Russian Foreign Minister1798-1883
NA6099Brunnow; Philipp I. von (1797-1875); Baron; Russian diplomat1797-1875
NA6903Russell; Odo W.L. (1829-1884); 1st Baron Ampthill; diplomat and statesman; styled Lord Odo Russell 1872-811829-1884
NA6199Bernstorff; Albrecht (1809-1873); Count1809-1873
NA140Bismarck; Otto E.L. von (1815-1898); Prince; German statesman and Prussian minister-president1815-1898
NA6192Alexander II (1818-1881); Emperor of all the Russias; (succeeded 1855)1818-1881
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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