Document ReferenceBu B 6 ff 58-86
TitleJournal of Meriel Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; July to Dec. 1914
DateJul 1914-December 1914
Extent27 ff
Content DescriptionGives news of rapid developments since Austria gave its ultimatum to Serbia and declared war; describes mobilisation, cancellation of leave and the sailing of the Fleet with sealed orders; mentions Kitchener's command of the British Land Forces; describes disturbance when stones were thrown at the Austrian Embassy and the distress of women as men went off to war; reports Germany's declaration of war on Russia and the constant level of activity in the Embassy; reports that Sir G. Buchanan had an audience with the Emperor and that there was annoyance at Britain's hesitation in declaring war.

Inserts newscutting giving address by Sir Edward Grey to Parliament about the international situation, and comments on the news that Britain has finally declared war on Germany; mentions that with her friend Miriam she has started visiting the hospital and the women at the Embassy have begun to make bandages; describes her regular work at the hospital, and comments on the bravery of the wounded; mentions rumours and uncertainty about what was happening in the war; writes that the British colony had set up a hospital for wounded soldiers.
Termmilitary campaigns, First World War 1914-8
occupations and professions, nurse
occupations and professions, soldier
occupations and professions, of women

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA138Buchanan; Meriel (1886-1959); Miss; daughter of Sir George1886-1959
NA6483Buchanan; George W. (1854-1924); Sir; 5th son of Andrew Buchanan and diplomat1854-1924
NA7123Buchanan; Georgina M. (-1922); Lady; née Bathurst wife of Sir George-1922
NA20George V (1865-1936); King of Great Britain and Ireland; succeeded 1910 Emperor of India1865-1936
NA7731Grey; Edward (1862-1933); 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon; statesman and bird-lover; 3rd Baronet cr. viscount 19161862-1933
NA7733Kitchener; Horatio H. (1850-1916); 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum; field marshal1850-1916
NA7734Asquith; Herbert H. (1852-1928); 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith; created earl 1925 Prime Minister1852-1928
NA7735Pain; Barry E. (1864-1928); Mr; humorist1864-1928
NA7736Nadejda (1898-1963); Marchioness of Milford Haven; (granddaughter of Nikolai I Emperor of Russia and wife of 2nd Marquess)1898-1963
NA7737Wrangel; - (fl 1914); Baronessfl 1914
NA7738Somoff; Nathalie (fl 1914); Missfl 1914
NA7739Shipoff; - (fl 1914); Mrsfl 1914
NA7740Razianko; Irene (fl 1914); Missfl 1914
NA7741Pourtales; - (fl 1914); Countfl 1914
NA7742Karloff; Maryka (fl 1914); Missfl 1914
NA7597Constantin (1858-1915); Grand Duke; (general grandson of Emperor Nikolai I )1858-1915
NA7743Elisaveta; Grand Duchess; 1865-1927
NA7744Viviani; René (1863-1925); Monsieur; French statesman1863-1925
NA7745Lombard; - (fl 1914); Mrfl 1914
NA7746Ramsay; - (fl 1914); Mrfl 1914
NA6499Wilhelm II (1859-1941); German Emperor; ( reigned 1888-1918)1859-1941
NA138Buchanan; Meriel (1886-1959); Miss; daughter of Sir George1886-1959
PL81/St Petersburg/Russia
PL7051/Liepaja/Baltic region
PL7055/Eydtkuhnen/East Prussia/Germany
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