Document ReferenceNe C 10964/1-4
TitleLetter from Sir H. Storks, Palace, Corfu, to [Henry Pelham-Clinton] 5th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; 23 Dec. 1862
Date23 December 1862
Extent8 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses the British government's decision in favour of the cession of the Ionian Islands to Greece; comments on the views of the inhabitants of Corfu; suggests that the cries for union with Greece were intended to 'frighten England'; says that the Ionians would not be so hesitant if Prince Alfred had accepted the Greek throne; comments that Greece has 'never been anxious for the possession of the Ionian Islands'; believes that the unstable political climate in Greece makes its future uncertain; discusses the possible effects of the revolution in Greece for that country; comments on the strategic value of Corfu in naval terms; encloses a specimen [in Greek] of notices which have been put up around 'some parts of the town' which are in opposition to union with Greece.

Letter marked 'Private'.

Enclosure at Ne C 10964/5.
Termcolonies, Ionian Islands
revolutions, Greece 1862
colonial affairs, cession of Ionian Islands to Greece
colonial affairs, indigenous populations, attitudes of
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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6272Alfred (1844-1900); Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke of Edinburgh; (2nd son of Queen Victoria)1844-1900
NA16298Storks; Henry K. (1811-1874); Sir; lieutenant-general; M.P. Ripon 1871-74; knighted 18571811-1874
NA945Clinton; Henry P.F. Pelham- (1811-1864); 5th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; styled Earl of Lincoln until 18511811-1864
PL1818/Ionian Islands
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