Document ReferenceBu 49/167
TitleCopy letter from Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia, to Lord Stanley [E. Stanley, later 15th Earl of Derby]; 23 Sep 1868.
Date23 September 1868
Content DescriptionHopes he enjoyed his stay in Switzerland; Westman has informed him that the situation in Bucharest is serious; this contradicts Brunnow's statement; fear of Austrian pretensions; Gorchakov is yet to return; Russians propose to stop using explosive bullets; supported by the Emperor and General Milutine [Milyutin]; Prussian support to the principle was not expected; further discussion of a replacement shell; the Governments will probably follow the British lead; there has been no rain for three months.

Postscript relates latest development in Bukhara.
TermCentral Asian affairs, 'Central Asian Question'
arms and weapons, explosive bullets

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6099Brunnow; Philipp I. von (1797-1875); Baron; Russian diplomat1797-1875
NA141Gorchakov; Alexander M. (1798-1883); Prince; Russian Foreign Minister1798-1883
NA6608Milyutin; D.A. (1816-1912); Count; Russian Minister of War; general1816-1912
NA6811Westman; Vladimir I. (fl 1866-1875); Russian assistant minister for foreign affairsfl 1866-1875
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA144Stanley; Edward H. (1826-1893); 15th Earl of Derby; statesman1826-1893
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