Document ReferenceBu 5/3
TitleLetter from A. Magenis, Stockholm, Sweden, to A. Buchanan, Copenhagen, Denmark; 21 Feb 1855.
Date21 February 1855
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHad despatched Haviland; was awaiting outcome of events, not in Sebastopol but Vienna; speculates on Austrian participation in the war; hoped for Swedish co-operation; understood their hesitation, as did Lord Clarendon; Plessen was still 'Russian' or in favour of neutrality; informs him that [Rear Admiral] Dundas had succeeded Napier; public opinion demanded the fittest man for the job; a bad impression had been created in Copenhagen; comments on his social life and the ability of his servant.
Termpublic opinion
diplomacy, Vienna Conference 1855
military campaigns, Crimean War 1853-6
military campaigns, neutrality
occupations and professions, servant
social life
appointments, military
military campaigns, Battle of Sebastopol

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6115Napier; Charles (1786-1860); Sir; admiral of the fleet1786-1860
NA6076Plessen; Schale (fl 1849-1865); Baron; Danish statesmanfl 1849-1865
NA6093Villiers; George W.F. (1800-1870); 4th Earl of Clarendon1800-1870
NA6174Dundas; Richard Saunders- (1802-1861); Sir; admiral of the fleet1802-1861
NA6190Haviland; Robert (fl 1855-1860); Mr; Foreign Office messengerfl 1855-1860
NA6168Magenis; Arthur C. (1801-1867); Sir; diplomat1801-1867
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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