Document ReferenceBu 5/4
TitleLetter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], Foreign Office, London, to A. Buchanan, Copenhagen, Denmark; 12 Mar 1855.
Date12 March 1855
Extent6 ff
Content DescriptionReports little positive news; Lord John [Russell] was pleased with Count Buol; Austria would probably be unwilling to force the guarantees thought necessary for peace; the death of [Tsar] Nicholas may improve long term European prospects, but not contribute to an immediate peace as the new Emperor [Alexander II] needed to assert his authority, especially to his brother Constantine; hesitated to press Denmark and Sweden to alter their stance; Danish action would depend upon the course of Sweden; hoped they would imitate Piedmont, extending the number of British alliances; asks for intelligence from Denmark; mentions sound dues in the Baltic, the subject may be broached with M. Scheel.
Termtaxation, duties, Sound Dues
military campaigns, Crimean War 1853-6
military campaigns, neutrality

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6191Schauenstein; Karl F. Buol- (1797-1865); Count; Austrian Foreign Minister1797-1865
NA6000Nicholas I (1796-1855); Tsar of Russia; ( succeeded 1825)1796-1855
NA6192Alexander II (1818-1881); Emperor of all the Russias; (succeeded 1855)1818-1881
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA6193Constantine (1827-1892); Grand Duke; (son of Emperor Nikolai I)1827-1892
NA6189Scheel; L.N. de (fl 1855); Mr ; (Danish statesman)fl 1855
NA6093Villiers; George W.F. (1800-1870); 4th Earl of Clarendon1800-1870
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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