Document ReferenceBu 60/5
TitleIncomplete letter from G. Buchanan, Yedo [Tokyo], Japan, to Sir A. Buchanan; 10 Sep 1880.
Date10 September 1880
Extent6 ff
Content DescriptionInforms him he had visited the spa towns of Miohoshita and Flakone, he found the summer heat trying and had been ill, but the weather was now enjoyable; states that he got up early to exercise his ponies and that Campbell was a good light weight rider; informs him life would not be so enjoyable next year as Campbell and his companions at Yokahama were leaving; states he was not impressed by the ladies of Yokahama society; reports Kennedy was to leave upon Sir Harry's return.

Comments on domestic politics, stating he had received little information about the Irish and Afghan questions, but was glad the Lords had rejected the Compensation Bill which would only encourage seditious agitation in Ireland; states there was the chance of a Russo-Chinese War, but hoped for a peaceful settlement; notes the Russians had a powerful fleet in the China Seas.
Termparliamentary business, House of Lords
Irish affairs, Irish Question
Central Asian affairs, 'Central Asian Question'
parliamentary business, bills, Compensation Bill 1880
navies, Russian
medical treatments, spas
animals, horses
climate, Japanese

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6385Parkes; Harry S. (1828-1885); Sir; diplomat1828-1885
NA6483Buchanan; George W. (1854-1924); Sir; 5th son of Andrew Buchanan and diplomat1854-1924
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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