Document ReferenceBu 5/11
TitleLetter from A. Magenis, Stockholm, Sweden, to A. Buchanan, Copenhagen, Denmark; 20 Dec 1855.
Date20 December 1855
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionInforms him that a treaty has been ratified preventing Russia gaining a port in Norway which does not freeze in winter; Sweden has changed policy and is likely to support the British cause; states that he has little hope of a solution and feels Plessen is supporting the Russian cause, when as a Danish Minister, he should adopt his Government's line; expresses surprise at Valdes' suicide but had thought him a bore; does not know anything of his wife; remarks on the connection of the Beresford family to the de la Poer's; the port was frozen and it would be expensive to cut a passage through; comments that the American speculation was a failure and unlikely to be repeated.
Termmilitary campaigns, Crimean War 1853-6
death, suicide

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6076Plessen; Schale (fl 1849-1865); Baron; Danish statesmanfl 1849-1865
NA6196Beresford; Henry (1811-1859); 3rd Marquess of Waterford; succeeded 18261811-1859
NA6197Beresford; Louisa (1818-1891); Marchioness of Waterford; née Stuart wife of 3rd Marquess1818-1891
NA6198Valdes; - (-1855); -; committed suicide-1855
NA6168Magenis; Arthur C. (1801-1867); Sir; diplomat1801-1867
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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