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Catalogue of the Papers of Sir Andrew Buchanan

Buchanan Catalogue: 1864-1871, St Petersburg



Bu 19/ 1-117    1864-1866                   Letters from miscellaneous correspondents, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 1864-6.
                                            
                                            Letters received by Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg,
                                            from various correspondents, including Lord Napier 
                                            and then Lord Loftus, in Berlin; contents relate to
                                            the internal affairs of Prussia and her relations 
                                            with other German States and to the hostilities 
                                            prior to the Austro-Prussian War and the subsequent
                                            peace negotiations; there are references to the 
                                            positions adopted by France and Britain to the war;
                                            several letters comment upon Sir Andrew's award of 
                                            the Grand Cross of the Bath [July 1866]; the volume
                                            contains references to British domestic politics, 
                                            including debate on reform and to the 'cattle 
                                            plague' panic; the volume contains little 
                                            information relating to Russia.
                                            
Bu 19/1         29.3.1864                   Letter from J. Chapman, London, to Sir A. Buchanan,
                                            Berlin, Prussia; 29 Mar 1864.
                                            
                                            Gives details of his meeting with Dr Strousberg to 
                                            relate his legal advice; comments on the 
                                            investigation of unfavourable reports that have 
                                            been circulated. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/2         24.6.1864                   Letter from 10 Grosvenor Crescent, London, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, Berlin, Prussia; 24 June 1864.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for carrying out his commission and 
                                            states he was forwarding a cheque to Thomson 
                                            Hankey; states that he was sorry to hear he had 
                                            been unwell; comments on German politics.
                                            
Bu 19/3         8.9.1864                    Letter from T. Hankey, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, 
                                            Berlin, Prussia; 8 Sep 1864.
                                            
                                            Congratulates him on the engagement of his daughter
                                            Florence; comments that he has been spending a lot 
                                            of time in the country; remarks that Lyons is to 
                                            return home and on the response of Lord John; 
                                            discusses of the likelihood of him [Buchanan] going
                                            back to 'Yankeeland' and of the settlement of the 
                                            Southern States; reports that he is to visit Paris 
                                            and Nice; suggests he read an article in 'Revue des
                                            deux mondes' on British and French finance; 
                                            comments on Russian and Spanish financial dealings;
                                            suggests Lord Russell may send William Stuart to 
                                            Washington. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/4         13.11.1864                  Letter from W. Forster, Burley, England to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, Berlin, Prussia; 13 Nov 1864.
                                            
                                            Reminds him that they met at St Ives; he is 
                                            forwarding a copy of a 'Memorial on the Russian 
                                            Tariff presented by the Bradford Chamber of 
                                            Commerce to Lord Russell'; makes brief reference to
                                            trading links between Prussia and England; sends 
                                            kind regards to Lady Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/5         27.3.1864                   Letter from T. Hankey, Folkestone, England, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, Berlin, Prussia ; 27 Mar 1864.
                                            
                                            Confirms the good character of John Chapman; 
                                            comments that they are to travel onto Paris; 
                                            expresses his displeasure at the diplomacy employed
                                            by him [Buchanan], Wodehouse, Cowley and Russell in
                                            maintaining the 1852 Danish Treaty; gives his 
                                            opinion on the settlement of Schleswig-Holstein 
                                            without war; comments that his wife is well, and on
                                            their social plans. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/6         22.3.1864                   Draft letter from Sir A. Buchanan, Berlin, Prussia;
                                            22 Mar 1864.
                                            
                                            States that Dr Bethel Strousberg is legal adviser 
                                            to the Legation; he was in his post when he 
                                            [Buchanan] arrived and was introduced by Lord 
                                            Augustus Loftus; comments that he [Strousberg] is 
                                            consulted on specific legal questions; states that 
                                            he is a worthy and honourable man. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 19/7         29.3.1864                   Letter from Sir W. Stuart, Pera, Turkey, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 29 Mar 1865.
                                            
                                            Comments on Eric's [Buchanan] accident and 
                                            Georgiana [Buchanan] and the season in St 
                                            Petersburg; remarks on Ignatiev's personality and 
                                            style of diplomacy; remarks on the friendliness of 
                                            his Prussian colleague; comments on forthcoming 
                                            [Turkish] political discussions; states that Lord 
                                            Russell's instructions are confusing; discussion of
                                            Suez Canal question; informs him Russell has 
                                            requested Sir H. [?] to return to Egypt; comments 
                                            that he [Stuart] would like the opportunity to 
                                            return home; sends 'kind love' to Georgiana.
                                            
                                            Postscript telling him that his old colleagues wish
                                            to be remembered to him. 5 ff
                                            
Bu 19/8         25.1.1865                   Letter from J. Savile [later 1st Baron Savile of 
                                            Rufford], London, England to Sir A. Buchanan; 25 
                                            Jan 1865.
                                            
                                            Informs him he will consider the best method to 
                                            replace Mitchell; comments that he has been in the 
                                            country; he is going to a ball at Lord Ely's; 
                                            states that Lord Clarendon told him the 'Premier 
                                            looked fresher'[Palmerston]; remarks that Lord John
                                            did not mention diplomatic appointments and that 
                                            the post of Washington seems difficult to fill; 
                                            comments that Lord Clarendon has contacted the 
                                            Paget's about the St Petersburg post, remarks 
                                            family illness may prevent acceptance; informs him 
                                            that Lyons health would not allow him to return to 
                                            Washington but he will not be leaving the service, 
                                            Wyke is still to be placed; discussion of Russian 
                                            aggression in Central Asia and a speech by Lord 
                                            Ellenborough; comments on how close the Russians 
                                            are to Tashkent.
                                            
                                            Requests that he sends him any autographs he may 
                                            have of eminent Russians, especially the Imperial 
                                            family; informs him of the wedding of Lord Coventry
                                            and Lady Blanche Craven and the engagement of Lord 
                                            Chelsea and Lady Beatrice Craven; comments that 
                                            'suppers and plays are very much in vogue' and that
                                            he was chaperoned by Lord Ely and suppered at Lord 
                                            Cadogans the previous evening; sends kind wishes to
                                            Lady Buchanan. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 19/9         4.3.1865                    Letter from J. Savile [later 1st Baron Savile of 
                                            Rufford], 39 Eaton Place, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 4 Mar 1865.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for the autograph of Prince Gorchkoff 
                                            [Gorchkov] and requests he send others; comments on
                                            the carnival atmosphere in London; gives details of
                                            the dance held at Lady Fife's for the Prince and 
                                            Princess of Wales; informs him of changes his 
                                            brother has made to decorations in The Hague 
                                            residence; comments on the offence caused by 
                                            invitations sent out for the last Court held by the
                                            Queen; informs him that Sydney has communicated 
                                            with Sir E. Cust on this matter; informs him that 
                                            since the death of the Consort [Saxe-Coburg-Gotha] 
                                            'blunders' have consistently been made in Court 
                                            invitations; comments on how keen the Consort was 
                                            on correct Court ceremony and etiquette;
                                            
                                            Gives details of his conversation with Bloomfield 
                                            and Sydney; Sir F. Bruce is unhappy about being 
                                            'obliged' to go to Washington having spent so much 
                                            time in China; comments on the possibility of 
                                            enhancements being made to the salary and standing 
                                            of the Washington post; comments that Spring-Rice 
                                            is dissatisfied and on Hammond's social life in 
                                            Vienna; relates two riddles he has been told; sends
                                            best wishes to Lady Buchanan and members of the 
                                            legation. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 19/10        26.2.1865                   Letter from Sir H. Williamson, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 26 Feb 1865.
                                            
                                            Letter of thanks for his congratulations on 'my 
                                            first appearance before Mr Speaker' [Denison]; 
                                            informs him of the general nature of his speech; 
                                            comments that he [Buchanan] is at the 'top of the 
                                            diplomatic ladder'; remarks that he often recalls 
                                            his diplomatic service; informs him he is now a 
                                            father; comments that he has seen Lord and Lady 
                                            B[lantyre] and on the possibility of his 
                                            retirement; discusses of events in America; informs
                                            him that Tom Conolly has been arrested for trying 
                                            to run the blockade; comments on rumours relating 
                                            to the household of the Prince of Wales. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 19/11        2.10.1864 (c)               Letter from 1st Earl of Lytton to Sir A. Buchanan; 
                                            2 Oct 1864 (c).
                                            
                                            Apologises for not being in when he called; invites
                                            him to lunch on his way back from church; informs 
                                            him his is to see Lord Clarendon; extends his 
                                            invitation to Lady Buchanan also. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/12        8.1.1865                    Letter from W. Lowther, Ampthill, England, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 8 Jan 1865.
                                            
                                            Comments that he has heard a good account of his 
                                            brother in law [Stuart] despite his health; 
                                            comments on the success of his [Buchanan] ball; 
                                            Napier is complaining of the cold in his house; 
                                            remarks he invited Lumley [Savile] to stay; sends 
                                            best wishes for the New Year. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/13        29.12.1865                  Letter from G. Russell, Richmond Park, England, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 29 Dec 
                                            1865.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for the autographed photo of the 
                                            Emperor; comments that her father [Lord Russell] 
                                            was very pleased; requests he forward her thanks to
                                            H[is] M[ajesty]; sends best wishes to Lady 
                                            Buchanan. 1 f
                                            
Bu 19/14        24.11.1865                  Letter from Sir F. Grey, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 24 Nov 1865.
                                            
                                            Informs him that Admiral Eden is aware of his wish 
                                            for his son [James Buchanan] to join the 'Pallas'; 
                                            comments that the 'Pallas' will not be ready for 
                                            some time and that deferring his appointment may 
                                            not be possible; remarks briefly on home reform 
                                            politics; states that the threat of cattle plague 
                                            is over. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/15        10.2.1865                   Letter from 10th Baron Napier, Berlin, Prussia, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 10 Feb 
                                            1865.
                                            
                                            Gives account of the success of his most recent 
                                            ball attended by Prince Alfred; comments there is 
                                            little political news; Bismarck has not stated his 
                                            demands to Austria so the Treaty of Commerce is on 
                                            hold; comments him that Bismarck is preventing the 
                                            progress of the Treaty; informs him although Morier
                                            has gout the rest of the legation is well; relates 
                                            cryptic message from Wyndham relating to Lady 
                                            Buchanan's 'plate.'
                                            
                                            Postscript commenting on Mitchell's reports on 
                                            constitutional representation as a future for 
                                            Russia. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/16        24.2.1865                   Letter from 10th Baron Napier, Berlin, Prussia to 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 24 Feb 1865.
                                            
                                            Remarks that he is on his way to Strelitz with his 
                                            wife who is unwell; informs him that Bismarck has 
                                            sent his conditions for the recognition of Holstein
                                            to Vienna; discussion of the independence of 
                                            Schleswig Holstein; comments on commercial 
                                            negotiations and the involvement of his legation; 
                                            informs him that Morier, whose gout has improved, 
                                            will represent Britain at the Conference on the 
                                            Austrian tariff; sends kind regards to Lady 
                                            Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/17        27.1.1865                   Letter from 10th Baron Napier, Berlin, Prussia, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 27 Jan 
                                            1865.
                                            
                                            Informs him that Lowther has returned to organise 
                                            the balance sheets; comments that no progress is 
                                            being made in the Schleswig-Holstein issue; remarks
                                            that M. Kock's Austrian commercial negotiation may 
                                            fall through; discussion of possible methods of 
                                            reconciliation between the King [Prussia] and the 
                                            Government; remarks on the upswing in social 
                                            occasions caused by the visit of Princess Alice and
                                            her husband, also by that of Prince Alfred; brief 
                                            comment on Bismarck's strengths and also on 
                                            Benedetti's reception.
                                            
Bu 19/18        7.4.1865                    Letter from 10th Baron Napier, Berlin, Prussia, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 7 Apr 1865.
                                            
                                            Comments on the outbreaks of Petersburg fever, 
                                            Siberian cattle mania and Russian brain cramp in 
                                            England; remarks on the illnesses that are rife in 
                                            Prussia, lists symptoms; informs him that the 
                                            Frankfurt Diet have resolved in favour of 
                                            Augustenburg, thus impeding the settlement of 
                                            Oldenburg and Brandenburg; expresses opinion on a 
                                            general resolution confirming the independence of 
                                            the Duchies; Bismarck takes it all 'very coolly'; 
                                            gives brief details of Michell's marriage ceremony.
                                            
Bu 19/19        4.5.1865                    Letter from 10th Baron Napier, Berlin, Prussia, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 4 May 1865.
                                            
                                            Discusses progress with the Duchies; informs him 
                                            that the Austrians have agreed to the Prussian 
                                            proposal in principle; speculates on possible 
                                            outcomes and the long term opinion of Bismarck; 
                                            comments on the distress felt by the Emperor and 
                                            Empress of Russia [due to the death Nikolai]; brief
                                            comment on a book being written about the 'plague'.
                                            2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/20        25.3.1865                   Letter from 10th Baron Napier, Berlin, Prussia, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 25 Mar 
                                            1865.
                                            
                                            Remarks on how 'moderate and conciliatory' Bismarck
                                            is over the Schleswig-Holstein issue; informs him 
                                            that the Governments of Saxony and Bavaria will 
                                            make a motion in the Diet to affirm the 
                                            independence of the Duchies; comments that the 
                                            Commercial Convention is almost concluded; Morier 
                                            has gone to Vienna for further tariff debates'; 
                                            remarks that there is little society news; informs 
                                            him that there is little hope of reconciliation 
                                            between the King and the Government this session; 
                                            states that he is expecting Michell; sends best 
                                            wishes to Lady Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/21        1.4.1865                    Letter from 10th Baron Napier, Berlin, Prussia, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 1 Apr 1865.
                                            
                                            Gives details of the change in Bismarck's 
                                            personality, 'He cannot even fizz'; comments on the
                                            Commercial Treaty; informs him that he will stay in
                                            Berlin until June but that his wife will go to 
                                            Kitzingen and then to Scotland; remarks that 
                                            Michell has arrived.
                                            
Bu 19/22        21.4.1865                   Letter from 10th Baron Napier, Berlin, Prussia, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 21 Apr 
                                            1865.
                                            
                                            Discussion of the abatement of the 'plague' in 
                                            England and the continuing fear in Prussia; reports
                                            that his despatch concerns the health of the Grand 
                                            Duke [Frederick III]; comments on the response of 
                                            the Emperor; remarks that correspondence between 
                                            Berlin and Vienna respecting Kiel is 
                                            unsatisfactory; expresses his opinion on the 
                                            independence of the Duchies; remarks on Bismarck's 
                                            comment that the King is 'armed' against Austria. 2
                                            ff
                                            
Bu 19/23        12.4.1865                   Letter from 10th Baron Napier, Berlin, Prussia, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 12 Apr 
                                            1865.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the Treaty of Commerce has been 
                                            signed and that Bavaria will now come under the 
                                            British Treaty; he will forward a copy by the next 
                                            messenger; further discussion of the threat of 
                                            'plague'; comments that the progress of the 
                                            Commission in Vienna is promising. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/24        18.5.1865                   Letter from 10th Baron Napier, Berlin, Prussia, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 18 May 
                                            1865.
                                            
                                            Informs him that 'our Treaty' has been accepted by 
                                            all but Hanover; comments that the point they 
                                            object to will probably be omitted; comments that 
                                            he has no further information on the 
                                            Schleswig-Holstein issue; remarks on the attitude 
                                            of the Chamber towards Bismarck; comments that he 
                                            has dined with the Sternbergs. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/25        14.10.1865                  Letter from 10th Baron Napier, Berlin, Prussia, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 14 Oct 
                                            1865.
                                            
                                            Informs him of his return; discussion of Bismarck's
                                            assurance relating to the Gastein Convention; 
                                            letter of introduction for a Scottish lady 
                                            travelling in Russia; comments that she has met 
                                            Lady Buchanan and his wife previously;
                                            
                                            Postscript giving details of messengers. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/26        20.10.1865                  Letter from 10th Baron Napier, Berlin, Prussia, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 20 Oct 
                                            1865.
                                            
                                            Discusses the death of Palmerston; comments that 
                                            when he left England a fortnight ago he was not 
                                            even ill; remarks on the demise of his 
                                            contemporaries, Metternich and Nesselrode; Lord 
                                            Russell and Gladstone have put into operation their
                                            contingency plan; comments on new roles for Lord 
                                            Clarendon and Granville; remarks on Russell's 
                                            anxiety about Bismarck's home policy; sends best 
                                            wishes to Lady Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/27        4.11.1865                   Letter from 10th Baron Napier, Berlin, Prussia, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 4 Nov 1865.
                                            
                                            Informs him that Bismarck is expected tomorrow; 
                                            comments that the social year will begin with the 
                                            marriage of Princess Alexandrine; remarks on dowry 
                                            negotiations and plans for the ceremony; requests 
                                            he pass on the parcel in the bag. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/28        16.11.1865                  Letter from 10th Baron Napier, Berlin, Prussia, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 16 Nov 
                                            1865.
                                            
                                            Discusses negotiations for the recognition of Italy
                                            by Bavaria, Saxony and possibly Württemberg; 
                                            comments on effect on the Commercial Treaty; tells 
                                            him he is going to pay a farewell visit to 
                                            Strelitz, but is not expected to leave Berlin until
                                            January; expresses his opinion on being posted to 
                                            the Colonies.
                                            
                                            Postscript stating that he believes Lord Granville 
                                            will be his successor. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/29        29.12.1865                  Letter from 10th Baron Napier, Berlin, Prussia, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 29 Dec 
                                            1865.
                                            
                                            Comments on progress in the Treaty with Italy and 
                                            the maintenance of protocol; remarks on the health 
                                            of Bismarck; states that 'we' are to confirm our 
                                            stance with Russia on the question of the Danish 
                                            Commission; remarks on the prospect of bringing 
                                            Gorchakoff [Gorchakov] and Bismarck 'round.' 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/30        1.11.1865                   Letter from 2nd Baron Bloomfield, Vienna, Austria, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 1 Nov 
                                            1865.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for the slippers sent by Lady Buchanan 
                                            and encloses payment; comments on the death of 
                                            Palmerston and on the letter of sympathy received 
                                            from Gorchkoff [Gorchakov]; details Lord Russell's 
                                            proposed changes to the Foreign Office. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/31        9.1865                      Letter from 1st Earl Cowley, Paris, France, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; Sep 1865.
                                            
                                            Requests that he supply a letter of introduction 
                                            for a gentleman recommended by Layard.
                                            
Bu 19/32        30.12.1865                  Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 30 Dec 1865.
                                            
                                            BU 19/32/1; folio damaged, part of text missing.
                                            
                                            Sends thanks for congratulations on his 
                                            'elevation'; gives brief outline of pressing 
                                            matters within his legation; passes on news of 
                                            appointments for Corbett and Morier; sends kind 
                                            wishes for the new year. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/33        23.3.1866                   Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 23 Mar 1866.
                                            
                                            Discusses the Austro/Prussian crisis, stating that 
                                            the only news was that Károlyi had been instructed 
                                            to ask Bismarck if Prussia would abide to the 
                                            Justice Convention and had been given an evasive 
                                            answer; reports that he had been told that the 
                                            Emperor Napoleon had told the Prussian envoy that 
                                            he did not support the policy of the Prussian 
                                            Cabinet; informs him that he had seen the King and 
                                            warned him against the 'danger of disturbing the 
                                            peace of Europe'; states that France, Russia and 
                                            England should urge Austria and Prussia not to 
                                            disturb the peace and to settle their differences 
                                            at a conference.
                                            
                                            Discusses the position of Bismarck in a peaceful 
                                            Europe and compares it with that of Europe at war; 
                                            informs him that the Queen of Würtemberg had gone 
                                            to St Petersburg to try and destroy the reputation 
                                            of Bismarck; discusses how the German states would 
                                            support either Prussia or Austria and hopes that 
                                            the possibility of war would restrain the King of 
                                            Prussia; comments on his busy social life in Berlin
                                            and refers to Bismarck's dance which went well. 4 
                                            ff
                                            
Bu 19/34        6.4.1866                    Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 6 Apr 1866
                                            
                                            Informs him that war now seemed inevitable; 
                                            comments on the influence exercised by Bismarck 
                                            over the King and that he intended to create a 
                                            parliament for Germany to be based at Frankfurt; 
                                            reports that the Emperor of Russia had sent General
                                            Richter to Vienna to offer Russia's 'good offices' 
                                            and that Napoleon was placing a Corps of 
                                            observation on the Eastern frontier. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/35        20.4.1866                   Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 20 Apr 1866.
                                            
                                            Comments on the escape of the Russian Emperor from 
                                            an assassination attempt; discusses the Prussian 
                                            answer to a recent proposal, stating that it had 
                                            been well received at Vienna and that he hoped 
                                            there would be a 'mutual disarmament', although the
                                            question of the Duchies remained; informs him that 
                                            Bismarck was in poor health and that he had seen a 
                                            private doctor from Frankfurt; discusses the 
                                            possibility of a German parliament and who should 
                                            be head of state; reports that the Crown Princess 
                                            [Victoria] had ordered a special train to Potsdam 
                                            and had given birth to her baby shortly after 
                                            arriving there; an English doctor and Lady 
                                            Barrington had attended her afterwards; reports the
                                            arrival of Colonel Crealock from Warsaw. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 19/36        1.6.1866                    Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 1 Jun 1866.
                                            
                                            Comments on the lack of reaction in Russia to the 
                                            escapade of the Prince C. of Hohenzollern in the 
                                            principalities; asks if there was any complicity 
                                            with France or Prussia or if it was hoped the 
                                            Prince would marry the Leuchtenburg Princess; 
                                            expresses the hope that the Turks would not enter 
                                            the principalities and states that the Emperor did 
                                            not know anything of the intentions of Prince C., 
                                            but doubted that the same was true of Bismarck; 
                                            informs him that Bismarck had accepted the 
                                            Conference; discusses the size of the Prussian and 
                                            Austrian armies and reports discontent among the 
                                            Bavarian lower classes; states that Bismarck did 
                                            not really like the idea of the conference. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 19/37        11.5.1866                   Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 11 May 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that things were gradually drifting 
                                            into war; states that Austria would occupy Saxony 
                                            and that the whole Prussian army was mobilized; 
                                            states that the whole of Europe was in an alarming 
                                            state and war was not popular in Berlin but 
                                            Bismarck had showed courage and his prestige had 
                                            increased with the people and the King; informs him
                                            that Benedetti had received nothing from Paris and 
                                            that he also regarded war as inevitable. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 19/38        21.5.1866                   Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 21 May 1866.
                                            
                                            Introduces the bearer of the letter as the Bishop 
                                            of Moray Caithness and the brother of Admiral Eden;
                                            reports Prince Charles of Hohenzollern has entered 
                                            the principalities and accepted sovereignty; states
                                            that he believed this was an intrigue of Bismarck's
                                            and a double edged sword which may turn against 
                                            him; believes Prince Charles does not care about 
                                            the crown but had been influenced by his father; 
                                            informs him that Benedetti had still not received 
                                            anything from Paris; discusses a possible solution 
                                            the Italian question of Austria ceding Venetia to 
                                            Italy; reports the ongoing preparations for war, 
                                            the press was being censored and the opinion of the
                                            king was uncertain; news from Vienna proved Austria
                                            was preparing for war; comments that Bismarck had 
                                            long intended to fight. 6 ff
                                            
Bu 19/39        15.6.1866                   Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 15 June 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that if Austria did not agree to 
                                            Bismarck's peace terms by midnight, that war would 
                                            commence the following day. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/40        29.6.1866                   Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 29 June 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the 'race was on for Cologne' and 
                                            if the southern German army took Cologne, 
                                            communications would be badly affected; suggests 
                                            that the best route for Lady Buchanan to take would
                                            be to travel by sea from Hamburg; discusses the 
                                            progress of the war and the possibility of Prague 
                                            falling to the Crown Prince [William]; reports that
                                            the King of Hanover had capitulated together with 
                                            his entire army and that the King and Bismarck were
                                            going to Reichenberg; comments on changes in 
                                            domestic politics stating that Stanley was to be 
                                            Foreign Secretary, Cranbourne Home Secretary and 
                                            Disraeli was to go to the Colonial Office. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 19/41        13.7.1866                   Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 13 July 1866.
                                            
                                            Congratulates him on his G.C.B.; comments on the 
                                            success of the Prussian armed forces, stating that 
                                            an armistice would be delayed until they were in 
                                            possession of Frankfurt, referring to 'Rothschild 
                                            and the other Jews'; reports that Benedetti had 
                                            left Berlin and that Barrral had also departed; 
                                            comments on Prussian reaction to their victory and 
                                            reports in the press which were demanding the 
                                            annexation of Saxony, Hanover and Hesse-Cassal; 
                                            states that he did not think the King would go so 
                                            far or that he would oust the King of Hanover; 
                                            informs him that the Austrians will make a final 
                                            stand and comments on the effect of the war on 
                                            Italy, stating that the French fleet had been 
                                            ordered to Venice; expresses his wish that the war 
                                            would terminate without England and France having 
                                            to intervene.
                                            
                                            States that he had to rely upon the papers for 
                                            information; negotiations were taking place between
                                            the King and Emperor and he believed Werther knew 
                                            nothing; comments on Benedetti's attempt to hold 
                                            the King of Prussia's march on Venice and reaction 
                                            of Napoleon; states that Bismarck intended victory 
                                            in war to secure the unification of Germany under 
                                            the Prussian banner; informs him of Cowley's 
                                            resignation and expresses sadness at the death of 
                                            Lansdowne. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 19/42        27.7.1866                   Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 27 Jul 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the preliminaries had been signed 
                                            and an armistice agreed to with Prussia accepting 
                                            Bohemia and Moravia; states that Austria had been 
                                            wise to surrender with the integrity of her 
                                            monarchy intact except for Venetia; states that in 
                                            his opinion the North German Confederation would 
                                            not last and states that England would be wise to 
                                            keep out of European politics until things settled 
                                            down; reports that Bismarck and the King were to 
                                            return to Berlin. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 19/43        10.8.1866                   Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 10 Aug 1866.
                                            
                                            Reports that the negotiations had commenced and 
                                            that Bismarck was to participate; informs him that 
                                            Beneditti had applied to Bismarck for compensation 
                                            on behalf of France and that Bismarck had refused; 
                                            states that the Emperor Napoleon was not 'a man to 
                                            advance a claim and then withdraw it'; the French 
                                            had referred to the position of 1814 but had not 
                                            mentioned Belgium and its frontiers; states that 
                                            the matter would have to be settled before the 
                                            annexation of Hanover, Hesse and Frankfurt were 
                                            officially announced; discusses the possibility of 
                                            a war between France and Prussia, which the German 
                                            press seemed enthusiastic to fight.
                                            
                                            Reports that there was some anxiety in Berlin as to
                                            the intentions of Russia and Manteuffel as Russia 
                                            was said to be 'indignant at the policy of Prussia'
                                            and Gorchakov would look for something 'in the 
                                            distribution of loaves and fishes'; reports that 
                                            Bloomfield wrote informing him of the total state 
                                            of confusion in the Austrian Government; informs 
                                            him that he hoped to take leave but did not think 
                                            it would be possible. 6 ff
                                            
Bu 19/44        24.8.1866                   Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 24 Aug 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that peace between Prussia and the 
                                            southern states had been secured, with the 
                                            exception of Saxony and that Bavaria had done 
                                            better than expected; states that Prussia had shown
                                            'a grasping rapacity which is not worthy of a great
                                            power' and blames the King rather than Bismarck for
                                            this; reports that the Crown Prince may go to 
                                            Hanover as regent; asks what he knew of Manteuffels
                                            intention as regards Russian policy in the East, 
                                            with reference to the Polish question; Benedetti 
                                            was reported to be 'incensed' with Prussia; reports
                                            that Lord Westmorland had announced the marriage of
                                            Julian Fane to Adine Cowper; mentions that the fate
                                            of Belgium was not yet secure. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 19/45        7.9.1866                    Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 7 Sep 1866.
                                            
                                            States that he is uncertain if the letter will 
                                            reach him before he leaves St Petersburg; informs 
                                            him that he is unaware of Manteuffel's mission to 
                                            see Gorchakov; discusses the peace settlement and 
                                            the position of the King [George] and Crown Prince 
                                            [Ernest Augustus] of Hanover and the offer of 
                                            Brunswick to the Crown Prince which was declined; 
                                            informs him that reports from Paris say that 
                                            Benedetti is to go to Constantinople and that the 
                                            fate of Drouyn is uncertain; congratulates him on 
                                            the marriage of William Stuart and compliments his 
                                            bride; reports that the situation in Vienna was 
                                            very unstable. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 19/46        30.11.1866                  Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 30 Nov 1866.
                                            
                                            Discusses the transmission of messages to St 
                                            Petersburg via Copenhagen and the difficulties 
                                            being experienced, also refers to the Warsaw 
                                            service; informs him that he had heard nothing 
                                            about the Prince Of Wales' trip to Berlin other 
                                            than a telegram from the Crown Princess saying she 
                                            would be either in Berlin or Potsdam; reports the 
                                            death of Conyngham and states that the behaviour of
                                            his son had contributed to his death; reports that 
                                            Bismarck was to return the following day and was 
                                            restored to health; sends regards to Lady Buchanan.
                                            4 ff
                                            
Bu 19/47        14.12.1866                  Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 14 Dec 1866.
                                            
                                            Discusses the nature of the relationship between 
                                            France, Austria, Prussia and Russia and the 
                                            position of Prince Charles of Hohenzollern; 
                                            comments on the position Gorchakov would take at 
                                            the Conference of Paris and issues that would be 
                                            discussed including the Danube Navigation Act; 
                                            informs him the 'European politics' had been 
                                            abandoned in Prussia while the new Parliament was 
                                            being created; reports that Delbuck and Phipps were
                                            going to Vienna to open negotiations for a 
                                            commercial treaty between the Zollverin and 
                                            Austria; informs him that he and Benedetti had been
                                            invited to shoot with the King and they had hunted 
                                            wild boar and deer. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 19/48        22.12.1866                  Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 22 Dec 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the messenger had arrived from 
                                            London and that he had to send a telegram with 
                                            information relating to the question of the 
                                            principalities which was to be discussed at the 
                                            conference; expresses the hope that Russia would 
                                            not isolate herself and informs him that Thile had 
                                            informed him and Benedetti that Prussia would act 
                                            with the majority; informs him that he had sent 
                                            some game to Prince Charles and comments on the 
                                            weather. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/49        28.12.1866                  Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 28 Dec 1866.
                                            
                                            Sends him seasons greetings; informs him that he 
                                            had received a telegram from [?] stating that his 
                                            brother was dangerously ill; mentions that Lord 
                                            Stanley had informed him that he could not raise 
                                            his salary; reports that he had met Prince 
                                            Katschrasky at a dinner given by the King; reports 
                                            that Bismarck's speech had made a favourable 
                                            impression at Paris; asks him to send a barrel of 
                                            caviar; Lady Loftus sends her best wishes to Lady 
                                            Buchanan. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 19/50        18.12.1865                  Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 18 Dec 
                                            1865.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for the introduction to Prince Obolensky
                                            who he had met at the Tcherkaskys; asks him to send
                                            any information relating to Poland by way of Berlin
                                            as Lord Napier always sent a messenger to Warsaw at
                                            the end of each month; states that he had been well
                                            received in Poland and that new government measures
                                            provided plenty of interest; comments on the 
                                            oppressive regime in Lithuania which was under 
                                            General Kaufmann's control; invites him and Lady 
                                            Buchanan to visit; states that Lord Augustus' 
                                            return to Berlin was not popular; reports that Mrs 
                                            Lowther had written to him to say they were taking 
                                            2 years leave. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 19/51        4.3.1866                    Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 4 Mar 1866.
                                            
                                            Comments on military preparations and the political
                                            considerations which outweigh the comfort of 
                                            soldiers; sends regards to Lady Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/52        27.2.1866                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Prussia, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 27 Feb 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his support and the copy of his 
                                            despatch to Lord Clarendon; states that his own 
                                            despatch to Clarendon showed how he had been 
                                            misrepresented; informs him that Gorchakov was 
                                            wrong to say he gave a second party to satisfy 
                                            those who had not attended the first; informs him 
                                            that the incident had not caused him any 
                                            embarrassment and that he was still well received 
                                            amongst the Poles. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/53        15.3.1866                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 15 Mar 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he did not choose to send post 
                                            with Augustus Lumley [Savile], but to use the 
                                            regular Berlin messenger; informs him that the 
                                            struggle between Berg and Tscherasky was 
                                            continuing; reports that Berg intended to try and 
                                            ensure that his case went before the Emperor when 
                                            Grand Duke Nicholas visited Warsaw; informs him 
                                            that Tchevesky and Milyutin both disapproved of 
                                            Kochelev, the Minister of Finance for Poland; 
                                            comments on how the complications arising from the 
                                            abdication of Couza were being discussed; sends 
                                            regards to Lady Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/54        2.4.1866                    Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 2 Apr 1866.
                                            
                                            Sends letter and copies of despatches sent to 
                                            Clarendon with Count Kmety [Ismail Pasha] who was 
                                            travelling to St Petersburg; comments on the 
                                            position of the Corps of Observation, stating that 
                                            command may be given to General Krasnakoutsky, who 
                                            is described as a kind and just man. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/55        17.4.1866                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 17 Apr 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Encloses copies of his last two despatches which 
                                            Crealock was carrying to Berlin; informs him that 
                                            Clarendon was considering the question of 
                                            messengers to Warsaw and discusses the present 
                                            arrangements; asks for any news of interest. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 19/56        5.5.1866                    Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 5 May 1866.
                                            
                                            Understands that it would not be practical to 
                                            divert the St Petersburg messenger to Warsaw; 
                                            informs him that the Russians continued to bicker 
                                            amongst themselves with reference to Tcherasky and 
                                            Trelov; comments on a ball given by the Russians. 2
                                            ff
                                            
Bu 19/57        18.5.1866                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 18 May 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            States that Poland was in a state of stagnation as 
                                            regards local affairs; informs his that General 
                                            Zaboltski, who was to have replaced General Trelov,
                                            was ill and that Zimmerman may now take over; 
                                            discusses the fall in the value of the Russian 
                                            currency which may draw some foreign capital into 
                                            Poland and states that several Germans were 
                                            interested in property in Poland; sends regards to 
                                            lady Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/58        11.6.1866                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 11 June 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the only item of interest was the 
                                            possible substitution of Milyutin for Platanov; 
                                            states that if Poland were to be discussed at an 
                                            international conference, Gorchakov would be ready 
                                            with his answer and would state that Poland was now
                                            an integral part of the Russian Empire with the 
                                            same institutions and government as other 
                                            provinces. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/59        22.6.1866                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 22 June 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Comments on information in the enclosed document 
                                            [not present] that preparations for war were well 
                                            advanced; states that the Poles hoped to gain from 
                                            the general state of confusion; informs him that 
                                            [Savile] Lumley had left for Vienna where he would 
                                            join the King of Saxony; informs him that Victor 
                                            Magnus had been appointed Consul General at Berlin 
                                            and that Lord Loftus and the rest of the Embassy 
                                            would follow the King [of Prussia]; hoped he had 
                                            enjoyed his visit to Moscow; states that he was 
                                            sorry to learn from Lady Buchanan's letter to Mrs 
                                            Mansfield that they could not visit him in Warsaw. 
                                            2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/60        4.7.1866                    Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 4 July 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that reports in the German press 
                                            stating that there were concentrations of troops in
                                            Poland were false, but in the event of war 
                                            Bariatinsky may take command; Armenkov had arrived 
                                            with details of the new organisation for Poland; 
                                            states that he did not understand why Berg should 
                                            have gone to such trouble to get Fredrichs 
                                            appointed for such a short period; congratulates 
                                            him on William Stuart's appointment as it would be 
                                            pleasant for Lady Buchanan to have her brother's 
                                            company. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/61        23.7.1866                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 23 July 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the Russians were talking about 
                                            exchanging parts of Poland for the Ruthenia 
                                            district of Galicia and that communications on the 
                                            subject had been sent to the Prussian Government; 
                                            gives details of troops assembled for summer 
                                            exercises but doubted the Emperor would visit. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/62        12.7.1866                   Letter from C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 12 July 1866.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for information on precautionary 
                                            measures taken in light of military activity in 
                                            Poland; states that Russia would not keep pace in 
                                            terms of organisation in the first few weeks of 
                                            war, unless it was fought against England and 
                                            France; states that the Emperor was unlikely to 
                                            visit Warsaw and that Milyutin did not wish him to 
                                            come although Tchukasky did; informs him that the 
                                            harvest looked promising and refers to the Polish 
                                            agricultural policy of 'undercutting' the rest of 
                                            the Empire. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/63        9.8.1866                    Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 9 Aug 1866.
                                            
                                            Comments on the number of troops in the region and 
                                            the military situation in general; sends regards to
                                            Lady Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/64        20.8.1866                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 20 Aug 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Writes regarding the commercial concerns of an 
                                            English company in Warsaw and problems being 
                                            encountered with the police; questions the legality
                                            of this and asks him to raise the issue with Prince
                                            Gorchakov. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/65        5.9.1866                    Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 5 Sep 1866.
                                            
                                            Despatch number 51 will inform him about the 
                                            proposed changes for Poland; informs him in 
                                            confidence that Militine [Milyutin] contemplated 
                                            asking the Emperor to withdraw part of the consular
                                            body at Warsaw; asks him for any news which may 
                                            confirm this rumour which was very disturbing. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 19/66        22.11.1866                  Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 22 Nov 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him things were quiet in Warsaw; Tcherasky 
                                            was continuing his persecution of the United 
                                            Greeks. 1 f
                                            
Bu 19/67        6.12.1866                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 6 Dec 1866.
                                            
                                            Reports that he had informed the Zannijski family 
                                            of the return of Count Stanislas to Poland; informs
                                            him that the illness of General Milyutin had caused
                                            much excitement amongst the supporters of Count 
                                            Stanislas. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/68        20.12.1866                  Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 20 Dec 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the resignation of Tcherkasky had 
                                            caused great 'satisfaction among the Poles' and 
                                            would have far-reaching consequences; Solovieff had
                                            already resigned and Marcus, the Director of 
                                            Finances, would be unable to remain; expresses the 
                                            hope that the return of the Count [Stanislas] would
                                            calm things down and informs him that Stanislas had
                                            promised to abandon Milyutin's reforms upon his 
                                            return. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/69        6.3.1866                    Letter from 10th Baron Napier, "Tanjore," off 
                                            Alexandria, Egypt to Sir A. Buchanan; 6 Mar 1866.
                                            
                                            Thanks him and Lady Buchanan for their hospitality 
                                            and describes his voyage to date as pleasant; 
                                            comments on the latest news of Bismarck's stringent
                                            measures against Prince Couza; states that 
                                            Gorchakov would be pleased with the fall of Couza 
                                            and that the event would be pleasing to everyone 
                                            except the French; informs him that he had visited 
                                            the Foreign Office to discover how much he owed him
                                            and discovered the sum to be £ 50.00. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/70        31.12.1866                  Letter from 10th Baron Napier, Berlin, Prussia, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 31 Dec 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Letter of introduction for Charles Edmonstone, a 
                                            Scottish Army physician who held high office in 
                                            Calcutta. 1 f
                                            
Bu 19/71        16.5.1866                   Letter from W. Lowther, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 16 May 1866.
                                            
                                            Asks him to thank Lady Buchanan for her letter; 
                                            informs him that opinion in Berlin was divided as 
                                            to whether there would be war; encloses Mr Wizard's
                                            bill; informs him that he had a letter from Edward;
                                            comments on the attempted assassination of Bismarck
                                            and the suicide of the assassin who would have 
                                            spent at least 15 years in prison; gives details of
                                            the furnishing of the embassy as requested by Lady 
                                            Buchanan; informs him that Wyndham was going to 
                                            Potsdam and that he heard London was dull due to 
                                            'want of money and the cattle disease.' 4 ff
                                            
Bu 19/72        7.9.1866                    Letter from W. Lowther, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 7 Sep 1866.
                                            
                                            States that the messenger was bringing him 
                                            permission to take leave and invites him to stay 
                                            with him in Berlin on his way back to England; 
                                            reports that Napier thought Bloomfield would get 
                                            the Paris post; informs him that there was not a 
                                            messenger available to take his [Buchanan's] 
                                            letters to Mansfield in Warsaw; discusses the 
                                            possibility of Lyons going to Paris and states that
                                            Wyke was to go to Dresden. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/73        16.4.1866                   Letter from H. Hope-Crealock, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 16 Apr 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he has been inspecting barracks 
                                            and regiments and of his travel plans to return to 
                                            London; gives details of numbers of Russian troops 
                                            stationed; remarks on troop movement to work on 
                                            Kiev to Odessa railway; comments on how well 
                                            Mansfield does; remarks that despite their wealth 
                                            Polish society are as 'dull as ditchwater' and 
                                            'dirty and ugly'; request he pass on the enclosed 
                                            to Lumley; sends best wishes to Lady Buchanan, 
                                            Drummond and Michell. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/74        15.5.1866                   Letter from H. Hope-Crealock, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 14 May 1866.
                                            
                                            Gives details of the second reading of the 
                                            'redistribution' and the response of the 
                                            opposition; remarks on suspicion surrounding the 
                                            Bank Charter; comments that he has spoken to the 
                                            Prince of Wales about Italy; states that he has 
                                            spoken to Mrs Rashleigh about her Ladyship's ball 
                                            [Buchanan]; comments on diplomats currently in 
                                            London; informs him of concern about Gladstone's 
                                            health; sends kind regards to them both. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/75        12.6.1866                   Letter from H. Hope-Crealock, London, England to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 12 June 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for recommending his leave; informs him 
                                            that should war break out he will return to Poland 
                                            on intelligence supplied by Mansfield; gives brief 
                                            details of his contingency plans for these 
                                            circumstances; comments on discussion in the 
                                            'House' on Europe and Austria; Gladstone holds 
                                            little hope of continued peace; remarks that he 
                                            'dreads the thought of St Petersburg'; sends best 
                                            wishes to Lady Buchanan.
                                            
                                            Postscript stating he has seen his [Buchanan's] son
                                            [unspecified] at Lady Wensleydales's, lunched with 
                                            Mr and Mrs Rashleigh and seen Lady Blantyre. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/76        29.6.1866                   Letter from H. Hope-Crealock, Vienna, Austria, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan; 29 Jun 1866.
                                            
                                            Letter headed 'Vienna ideas on Prussian campaign of
                                            1866' in hand of Andrew Buchanan.
                                            
                                            Comments that they both have the same knowledge of 
                                            the war; informs him that the King of Saxony has 
                                            begged for his land not to be occupied by Austrian 
                                            troops; gives details of troop movements and 
                                            numbers; remarks on the quality of the Italian 
                                            infantry and cavalry; calculation of the numbers of
                                            casualties; states he is unsure of how long he is 
                                            to remain in Austria; requests his luggage be 
                                            forwarded from St Petersburg to the Austrian 
                                            frontier to avoid it being 'touched' in Poland; 
                                            comments that he saw Mrs Rashleigh before leaving 
                                            London; informs him that Lumley has left for Prague
                                            to look for 'his king'[unspecified]; sends best 
                                            wishes to Lady Buchanan and members of the 
                                            legation.
                                            
                                            Postscript states that he wishes the Buchanan's 
                                            'reigned' in Vienna as it would be 'very jolly'.
                                            
                                            BU 19/76/4; ink caricature entitled 'A minister in 
                                            search of his King, or Lumley's arrival at Dresden'
                                            drawn by Hope-Crealock. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 19/77        6.3.1865                    Letter from J. Savile [later 1st Baron Savile of 
                                            Rufford], 39 Eaton Place, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 6 Mar 1865.
                                            
                                            Comments on the death of Madame Julie Stieglitz; 
                                            remarks that this will be a sad loss to the 
                                            diplomatists who found 'a great resource in her 
                                            hospitable home'; informs him of his travel 
                                            itinerary; remarks on reports of the 'plague' and 
                                            the sanitary conditions of the lower orders; 
                                            comments on diplomatic appointments for Sir Henry 
                                            Parkes, Cowper, Brackenbury; send regards to Lady 
                                            Buchanan and the Embassy staff. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/78        18.7.1865                   Letter from J. Savile [later 1st Baron Savile of 
                                            Rufford], 39 Eaton Place, London to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 18 July 1865.
                                            
                                            States that he had been ordered home by the Foreign
                                            Office as a consequence of the King of Saxony's 
                                            visit to Vienna; comments on his visit to Vienna, 
                                            which had made him ill and describes his journey to
                                            England via Munich and Paris; had met Beust who was
                                            visiting the Emperor Napoleon to find out if he was
                                            a friend or enemy of Franz Joseph; Beust had told 
                                            him that Prussia and Austria would not cease 
                                            military operations until Austria had secured 
                                            Venetia and Prussia, an equal slice of Austrian 
                                            territory; reports that Beust had asked him not to 
                                            inform Cowley of his arrival in Paris and he had 
                                            not done so as both Cowley and Julian Fane were out
                                            when he called; informs him that he found the new 
                                            chief [Clarendon] at the Foreign Office more 
                                            agreeable than he expected and that Hammond would 
                                            provide further details.
                                            
                                            Reports that Clarendon considered Beneditti's visit
                                            to the King of Prussia a good idea; mentions that 
                                            he had seen Hammond who had said he could go to 
                                            Dresden; states that the new instruction for 
                                            ministers not to follow monarchs outside their 
                                            realm did not work; informs him he had visited Lord
                                            Russell at Pembroke Lodge and found him in low 
                                            spirits, Kette had also been present and they had 
                                            discussed the Prussian desire to annexe Saxony, 
                                            Hanover and the Elbe provinces; points out that the
                                            Austrian army may not be well organised but had 
                                            proved difficult to defeat; the establishment of a 
                                            liberal protestant power [Prussia] was popular in 
                                            England; mentions that he had seen Lord Clarendon 
                                            who was preoccupied with the affairs of Germany; 
                                            sends regards to Lady Buchanan and informs him that
                                            Col. Blane is to be the new military attaché in St 
                                            Petersburg. 6 ff
                                            
Bu 19/79        8.8.1866                    Letter from J. Savile [later 1st Baron Savile of 
                                            Rufford], 39 Eaton Place, London to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 8 Aug 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the latest news from Paris was 
                                            that a privileged position for Saxony had been 
                                            secured within the north German confederation; 
                                            states that the newly established order in central 
                                            Europe would not last and all parties would take 
                                            any opportunity to 'throw of the yoke of Prussia'; 
                                            reports that the Emperor Napoleon was in poor 
                                            health; reports from Bloomfield and from Florence 
                                            suggested there would be war in southern Europe; 
                                            reports that the Duke of Cambridge was indignant 
                                            that the King of Hanover's letter to the King of 
                                            Prussia had been returned unopened, and that the 
                                            Queen had instructed the Government to do what it 
                                            could for the King of Hanover; reports that 
                                            Clarendon was to go to Paris and that there was 
                                            competition between Loftus, Paget and Bulwer for 
                                            Paris and that Bloomfield had said he did not want 
                                            the job. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 19/80        16.7.1866                   Letter from 2nd Baron Bloomfield, Vienna, Austria, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 16 July 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Congratulates him on his G.C.B [Grand Cross of the 
                                            Bath]; states that he was suffering from the horror
                                            of war which was at the gates of Vienna; comments 
                                            on the Prussian policy of aggrandizement under 
                                            Bismarck and on their success in war; informs him 
                                            that Lady Bloomfield was enjoying herself 'at a 
                                            quiet watering place' in north Wales. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/81        18.8.1866                   Letter from 2nd Baron Bloomfield, Vienna, Austria, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 18 Aug 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he had delivered a parcel on his 
                                            behalf to Labranger; was sorry to learn of the 
                                            reason for his return to England; expresses the 
                                            hope that [William] Stuart's marriage would be a 
                                            success; expresses a desire to return to England 
                                            and informs him Lady Bloomfield was now in Ireland.
                                            2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/82        2.1.1866                    Letter from Sir W. Stuart, Odessa, Russia, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 2 Jan 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he had received a telegram from Mr
                                            Lister, after he had written to Georgiana, saying 
                                            that Paris and Vienna were disposed of and offering
                                            him Berlin as Lowther would be willing to change 
                                            places; reports that he had turned down the offer 
                                            and feels that Lord Clarendon should have 
                                            remembered how he felt about Berlin; encloses a 
                                            photograph [not present] of himself taken in 
                                            Constantinople; reports that he had visited General
                                            Kotzebue. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/83        10.4.1866                   Letter from Sir W. Stuart, Constantinople, Turkey 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 10 Apr 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for sending letters when Georgiana 
                                            writes to him; discusses a legal dispute and the 
                                            report he sent home on the case from Odessa; 
                                            reports that Ignatiev had stopped visiting him and 
                                            Lord Lyons and was suspicious of his behaviour; 
                                            discusses the relationship between Russia and 
                                            Turkey with regard to the principalities; refers to
                                            pilgrims visiting Mecca. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 19/84        20.6.1866                   Letter from Sir W. Stuart, 19 Albermarle Street, 
                                            London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            20 June 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he was to be his new Secretary in 
                                            St Petersburg; asks for permission to remain on 
                                            leave and for details of any duty that would have 
                                            to be paid on items entering Russia; states that 
                                            Georgiana could tell him what sort of things he 
                                            would need if she returned home; informs him that 
                                            the Queen was at Balmoral and that William Lowther 
                                            had been offered Constantinople; points out that 
                                            [Savile] Lumley would have problems finding the 
                                            court at Saxony. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/85        9.7.1866                    Letter from Sir W. Stuart, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 9 July 1866.
                                            
                                            Congratulates him on his promotion in the Order of 
                                            the Bath to G.C.B., especially in light of comments
                                            made by Magenis, who had told him that the War 
                                            Office were not issuing any extra awards; informs 
                                            him he will discuss his move to St Petersburg with 
                                            Georgiana who was due to arrive at home; asks him 
                                            not to announce his intention to take leave in 
                                            October to the Foreign Office until the last 
                                            moment; reports in confidence that Brunnow had told
                                            Clarendon how pleased Gorchakov and the Emperor 
                                            were with his [Buchanan's] services; comments on 
                                            his salary and allowances compared with those of 
                                            [Savile] Lumley; reports seeing his daughter at a 
                                            ball and that he had dined with Hammond who 
                                            expressed pleasure at the news of his G.C.B. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 19/86        6.8.1866                    Letter from Sir W. Stuart, Penzance, Cornwall, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 6 Aug 1866.
                                            
                                            Thanks him and Georgiana for the gift of a bracelet
                                            to his bride-to-be; reports that they were in 
                                            Cornwall where General Tremenheere had a small farm
                                            and that preparations were going ahead; hoped to 
                                            visit Scotland in September and then to leave for 
                                            St Petersburg; reports that he had dined with John 
                                            [Savile] Lumley who was selling his furniture and 
                                            asked him to have it valued. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 19/87        19.8.1866                   Letter from Sir W. Stuart, Queen's Hotel, Penzance,
                                            Cornwall, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia; 19 Aug 1866.
                                            
                                            Discusses arrangements for his wedding, which was 
                                            to take place on 6th September; understands that he
                                            wished to take leave and asks if it would be 
                                            possible for Gould to take charge in St Petersburg 
                                            for a few days; discusses servants and says he 
                                            would take [Savile] Lumley's cook if he refused to 
                                            leave Russia to work for Lumley. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/88        29.8.1866                   Letter from Sir W. Stuart, 8 St James's Place, 
                                            London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            28 Aug 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he had seen Lord Stanley who had 
                                            agreed that Gould could take charge in St 
                                            Petersburg in order to allow him a longer 
                                            honeymoon, provided Buchanan made a formal proposal
                                            to that effect; thanks him and Mr Michell for 
                                            helping with the arrangement for his move to St 
                                            Petersburg and for him to take over [Savile] 
                                            Lumley's house and furniture; reports Hammond was 
                                            in leave in the country. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 19/89        11.6.1866                   Letter from J. Clark, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 11 June 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for securing an aurcohs [extinct rare 
                                            European bison] which was a valuable specimen for 
                                            the University; informs him that the bison of 
                                            Lithuania was the only one to have survived from 
                                            pre-historic times to the present; discusses 
                                            arrangements for delivery of the specimen. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 19/90        13.7.1866                   Letter from Lady Janet Buchanan, Measham Hall, 
                                            Measham, Leicestershire, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg Russia; 13 July 1866.
                                            
                                            Congratulates him on his promotion in the Order of 
                                            the Bath to G.C.B.; hoped to see him soon and asks 
                                            him to bring his star for her to see. 1 f
                                            
Bu 19/91        12.8.1866                   Letter from 10th Baron Napier, Madras, India, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 12 Aug 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his letter; reports he had been to 
                                            the Bengal frontier where the people were dying of 
                                            hunger as result of a prolonged drought and that it
                                            had rained upon his arrival, giving him a 'lucky 
                                            reputation'; informs him that he had been out bear 
                                            shooting, describes his party and states that he 
                                            had enjoyed the experience; he was now going to the
                                            hills to join his wife; states that he thought he 
                                            had paid Michell's stationary bill before leaving 
                                            England; reports that he had appointed Colonel 
                                            Miller on his recommendation and comments on the 
                                            Miller family's misfortune in losing their 
                                            Dumfriesshire estates.
                                            
                                            Discusses European politics and expresses 
                                            disapproval of the policy of the Prussian 
                                            Government, stating that they provoked Austria into
                                            war; on the other hand, he was pleased that the 
                                            status quo preserved by Austria was now broken in 
                                            both Germany and Italy on behalf of the 
                                            protestant/liberal lobby; states that providing 
                                            Bismarck was reasonable about territorial 
                                            acquisitions, the change would be beneficial. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 19/92        8.7.1866                    Letter from W. Wotton Abney, Ems, Prussia, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 8 July 1866.
                                            
                                            Congratulates him on his G.C.B; comments on his own
                                            health and informs him that he was taking the 
                                            waters. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/93        27.11.1866                  Letter from A. Smith, Jordanhill, Glasgow, 
                                            Scotland, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia; 27 Nov 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he had received from Admiral 
                                            Crabbe, the Russian Minister of Marine, a valuable 
                                            gold compass as a present from the Emperor; the 
                                            gift was in acknowledgment of his explanation of 
                                            the Admiralty manual on the 'Deviations of the 
                                            Compass'; asks him to thank the Emperor, Empress 
                                            and Admiral Crabbe on his behalf. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/94        15.6.1866                   Letter from T. Barclay, Glasgow University, 
                                            Glasgow, Scotland, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 15 June 1866.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for the gift of a case of minerals to 
                                            the University. 1 f
                                            
Bu 19/95        1.8.1866                    Letter from J. Savile, 39 Eaton Place, London, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 1 Aug 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him he had dined with Lady Buchanan at Mrs 
                                            Rashleigh's house; Lord and Lady Seafield and 
                                            William Stuart were also present; states that he 
                                            had advised Stuart to visit St Petersburg to view 
                                            accommodation and informs him he had recommended 
                                            his former residence; states he had dined with Lord
                                            Derby, Stanley, Disraeli and other members of the 
                                            cabinet at Lord Cadogan's; comments on relations 
                                            between Austria and Prussia and on Austrian defence
                                            of Saxony; states that Sir F. Bruce is to leave 
                                            Washington and the profession and that this would 
                                            create a chance for Malet or Wyke; states Paget 
                                            hopes to get Vienna should Bloomfield leave. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 19/96        26.2.1866                   Letter from W. Graham, Bayonne, France, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 26 Feb 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him and Lady Buchanan that he had been 
                                            appointed as Consul to Palma in the Balearic 
                                            Islands; thanks him for his support; comments on 
                                            Brackenbury's appointment to Lisbon, following a 
                                            short stay in Manila; informs him that he heard 
                                            from Middleton, who was happy in Mexico. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/97        23.3.1866                   Letter from T. Hankey, 45 Portland Place, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 23 Mar 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Comments on the current political crisis over 
                                            reform of the franchise; the reformers had 
                                            persuaded Lord Grosvenor to take the lead of the 
                                            opposition within the ranks of the liberal party; 
                                            reports that Russell had ordered the party to 
                                            assemble at Downing Street and informs him that he 
                                            was going to Folkestone and then to Paris; 
                                            discusses the chances of the Reform Bill getting a 
                                            second reading and suggest the qualification [for 
                                            the franchise] would be £ 7-8; informs him that they
                                            were all well; the Bathursts were in Florence and 
                                            Ferrand had asked after him. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/98        31.5.1866                   Letter from T. Hankey, House of Commons Library, 
                                            London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            31 May 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he had dined with Mrs Fox who had 
                                            said he was coming to England; refers to the 
                                            financial crisis in England and to the reform 
                                            debate; states that if the Government could not 
                                            carry through the bill they would be forced to 
                                            resign; comments on the possibility of a European 
                                            war. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/99        9.7.1866                    Letter from T. Hankey, Hyams, Bagshot, Surrey, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 9 July 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he is staying with Mrs Bathurst 
                                            and congratulates him on his new honours [G.C.B.]; 
                                            states that Russell was right to honour his 'old 
                                            friends' before leaving office and that Hammond had
                                            also been honoured; comments on the changed state 
                                            of European politics with reference to Prussia, 
                                            Austria and Italy; states that Lord Stanley would 
                                            do well in the Cabinet and refers to Gladstone's 
                                            conduct during the problems over the passage of the
                                            Reform Bill. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/100       22.11.1866                  Letter from 2nd Marquess Clanricarde [H. De Burgh 
                                            Canning], Portumna Castle, Galway, Ireland to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 22 Nov 1866.
                                            
                                            Reminds him that he had helped a Mr Jackson who had
                                            a claim on the Russian Government respecting a 
                                            railway in the vicinity of Riga; informs him that 
                                            Mr Jackson had been recommended by Tom Taylor, a 
                                            literary friend; refers to a failed stockjobbing 
                                            attempt involving the reported death of the Prince 
                                            of Wales [to affect stock prices]; reports that the
                                            situation in Ireland was very unsettled and 
                                            expected trouble in Dublin and the countryside. 2 
                                            ff
                                            
Bu 19/101       1866                        Letter from V. Drummond, to Sir A. Buchanan; St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; n.d. [1866].
                                            
                                            Adds his congratulations to those contained in the 
                                            telegram from Baron Hammond [on his receipt of the 
                                            G.C.B.].
                                            
                                            Portion of letter contained date and possibly the 
                                            address is missing; dated from internal evidence. 2
                                            ff
                                            
Bu 19/102       1866                        Telegram from Baron Hammond, London, to Sir A 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 1866
                                            
                                            Congratulates him on receiving the Grand Cross of 
                                            the Bath. 1 f
                                            
Bu 19/103       27.11.1866                  Letter from T. Michele, British Seamans' Hospital 
                                            Committee, St Petersburg, Russia to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 27 Nov 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the Committee of the British 
                                            Seamans' Hospital Committee wished to secure the 
                                            joint protection of the Prince of Wales and Her 
                                            Majesty's Ambassador to St Petersburg and hopes he 
                                            will accept the title of patron. 1 f
                                            
Bu 19/104       6.12.1866                   Draft letter from Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia, to T. Michele, British Seamans' Hospital 
                                            Committee, St Petersburg, Russia; 6 Dec 1866.
                                            
                                            Accepts the office of patron to the British 
                                            Seamans' Hospital at Kronshtadt, of which the 
                                            Prince of Wales was also to be patron. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/105       28.5.1866                   Letter from Sir C. Teesdale, Marlborough House, 
                                            Pall Mall, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 28 May [1866].
                                            
                                            Informs him that he had asked the Prince [of Wales]
                                            if he would be visiting Russia but that there were 
                                            no immediate plans for him to do so; informs him 
                                            that the Crown Prince of Denmark was in London; 
                                            reports that the Prince and Princess of Wales and 
                                            their children were in good health; sends regards 
                                            to Lady Buchanan. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 19/106       28.2.1866                   Letter from J. Michell, St Petersburg, Russia to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 28 Feb 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for letting him know the decision by the
                                            House of Commons to cut his income by one third; 
                                            states that this is very unfair and that the House 
                                            did not normally interfere in these matters, and 
                                            that he had addressed Lord Clarendon on the 
                                            subject; informs him that he had turned down the 
                                            consulship at Bordeaux. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/107       27.2.1866                   Letter from Miss Georgiana Russell, London, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 27 Feb 1866.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for sending signed photographs of the 
                                            Emperor and Empress of Russia; her father sends 
                                            regards; also expresses thanks to Prince Gorchakov 
                                            and states that his note made a valuable autograph 
                                            in itself. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/108       15.3.1866                   Letter from 12th Baron Blantyre [C. Stuart], 
                                            Erskine, Renfrewshire, Scotland, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 15 Mar 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the Clyde Case was being heard by 
                                            Lord Barcaple; informs him that he had been ill 
                                            with smallpox and the separation form his family 
                                            had made the disease seem worse, his mother had 
                                            been very distressed; reports that his wife had 
                                            recently visited him but had returned to the 
                                            Duchess who was in very poor health; reports that 
                                            it had been a good year for rabbits; informs him 
                                            that he had acquired a house in London and gives 
                                            the address as 3 Cromwell Houses, Kensington W. 2 
                                            ff
                                            
Bu 19/109       17.3.1866                   Letter from 1st Baronet Tufton, Paris, France, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 17 Mar 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Thanks him and Lady Buchanan for their kindness to 
                                            his son during a recent illness; Lady Tufton also 
                                            sends her thanks. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/110       25.4.1865                   Letter from G. Stevens, Kherson, Ukraine, Russia, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 25 Apr 
                                            1865.
                                            
                                            Expresses surprise at the information given by 
                                            Prince Gorchakov; states that Tcherniasky was 
                                            worried that the treatment of the exiles by the 
                                            Lutherean Churchmen would be exposed in England; 
                                            comments on the threat to British commerce and 
                                            states that Tcherniasky and his countrymen viewed 
                                            him [Stevens] as a spy. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/111       27.1.1866                   Letter from J. Fleming, 21 Austin Friars, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 27 Jan 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that his two sons, who had been 
                                            visiting them in London, were both well; reports he
                                            had discussed matters [unspecified] with Eric; his 
                                            wife sends her regards to Lady Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/112       2.3.1866                    Letter from J. Fleming, 21 Austin Friars, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 2 Mar 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Discusses the education of Eric Buchanan and states
                                            he should continue his studies for a further six 
                                            months; the delay would not damage his chances of a
                                            career in commerce. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/113       22.5.1866                   Letter from J. Fleming, 21 Austen Friars, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 22 May 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for helping Mr Cattley of Cattley and 
                                            Co.; informs him that Mr Ferrand had been defeated 
                                            at the Devonport election by a radical. 1 f
                                            
Bu 19/114       3.5.1866                    Letter from J. Fleming, 21 Austin Friars, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 3 May 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the people of Devonport had 
                                            petitioned against his and Mr Ferrand's return [to 
                                            Parliament]; gives details of the claim by Mr 
                                            Cattley of Cattley and Co., St Petersburg against 
                                            Mr Krentzer and the decision by the Russians to 
                                            disregard his claim; informs him that he had not 
                                            heard from his son, but still thought he should 
                                            continue at school for a while longer. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/115       25.2.1866                   Letter from Richmond Lodge, Sidmouth, Devon, to Sir
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 25 Feb 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he had to return to England on a 
                                            matter of urgency; comments on his financial 
                                            affairs; sends his regards to Lady Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 19/116       13.7.1866                   Letter from Austrian Envoy, St Petersburg, Russia, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 13 July 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Refuses his kind invitation to dinner.
                                            
                                            The words 'Austrian Envoy, July 13 1866' added by 
                                            Sir Andrew. 1 f
                                            
Bu 19/117       18.1.1865                   Letter from Sir H. Strachey, Vienna, Austria, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, Berlin, Prussia; 18 Jan 1865.
                                            
                                            Encloses a translation from the Fortnightly Review 
                                            [not present]; gives his impressions of the Emperor
                                            and Empress of Austria as he had observed them at 
                                            social functions in Vienna. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/ 1-137    1863-1866                   Letters from Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 1863-1866.
                                            
                                            Letters received by Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg,
                                            from the Foreign Office; refer to the maintenance 
                                            of good relations between the British and Russian 
                                            governments and attempts to improve commercial 
                                            relations; the letters illustrate the instability 
                                            of Europe at this time and the tensions between the
                                            European powers, especially with regard to the 
                                            Balkan states; they contain information on the 
                                            abdication of Prince Couza as head of state in 
                                            Moldavia and Wallachia and the establishment of 
                                            Prince Charles [Carol I] of Hohenzollern as the new
                                            ruler; the volume also contains references to 
                                            Russian domestic affairs; the attempted 
                                            assassination of Alexander II, the death of the 
                                            Tsesarevitch and the visit to Russia by the Prince 
                                            of Wales. 1 volume
                                            
Bu 20/1         16.2.1863                   Letter in French from Professor Chambeau and M. 
                                            Barthélemy, Berlin, Prussia to Sir A. Buchanan; 16 
                                            Feb 1863.
                                            
                                            Requesting he become a patron of Saint Evangile, a 
                                            Christian charity; this is housed in the Maison 
                                            d'Orange, a hospice founded in 1704 for protestants
                                            in exile; gives further details of the history; 
                                            Lords Westmoreland, Bloomfield and Loftus have been
                                            associated in the past; lists members of the 
                                            committee; the charity would appreciate him lending
                                            his support. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/2         3.5.1865                    Letter from 1st Earl Russell, London to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 3 May 1865.
                                            
                                            Informs him that an escort will be send to 
                                            accompany the remains of the Duke; requests he 
                                            inform P. Gortchckoff [Gorchakov] of his 
                                            [Buchanan's] absence in June; requests information 
                                            on the possible marriage of Grand Duke Alexander 
                                            and Princess Dagmar. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/3         11.6.1865                   Letter from 1st Earl Russell, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 11 Jun 1865.
                                            
                                            Reports that he has heard from French sources that 
                                            Russian commerce, agriculture and finance are in 
                                            difficulties; wishes to know if this is as a result
                                            of the emancipation of the serfs. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/4         17.8.1865                   Letter from 1st Earl Russell, Michelover Station, 
                                            Hampshire to Sir A. Buchanan; 17 Aug 1865.
                                            
                                            States that he has little to say; he has sent a 
                                            message of peace to Gortchakoff [Gorchakov]; should
                                            he receive a favourable response good relations 
                                            with Russia will last. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/5         12.9.1865                   Letter from 1st Earl Russell, North Berwick, 
                                            Scotland, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia; 12 Sep 1865.
                                            
                                            States that he is sorry that the Russian Government
                                            gave an unsatisfactory answer; Gortschkoff 
                                            [Gorchakov] has returned his despatch; he [Russell]
                                            has informed Brunnow of his intentions and has 
                                            telegraphed Gortschkoff [Gorchakov]; he does not 
                                            think his actions will harm British dignity. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/6         29.11.1865                  Letter from 4th Earl Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            London to Sir A. Buchanan; 29 Nov 1865.
                                            
                                            Apologises for his late response, this was due to 
                                            illness; he wishes Anglo-Russian relations to 
                                            remain good; discusses Russian policy towards the 
                                            principalities; he is unsure of Gorchakoff's 
                                            [Gorchakov] policy on Central Asia; relates British
                                            policy on Central Asia; wishes to avoid 'uneasiness
                                            of India'; requests he [Buchanan] try to talk sense
                                            in to Gorchakoff and not recall Brunnow; Brunnow 
                                            informs him that he [Buchanan] is well liked by 
                                            Gorchakoff and the Emperor. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/7         27.12.1865                  Letter from 4th Earl Clarendon, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 27 Dec 1865.
                                            
                                            States that he hopes that today's communications 
                                            will enlighten him on the 'Danubian matter'; 
                                            Brunnow has exerted influence over the Emperor; 
                                            discusses at length the Great Powers of Europe; 
                                            reports that there is a possibility of the 
                                            conference being held in London; relates details of
                                            discussion with Brunnow on Greece; England are 
                                            prepared to join Russia; he wishes they could get 
                                            rid of Prince Couza; sends New Year Wishes to 
                                            Buchanan and Lady Buchanan.
                                            
                                            Postscript stating he has had conversation with the
                                            French Ambassador.
                                            
                                            Pencil annotations marked some paragraphs. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 20/8         24.1.1865                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan; 24 Jan 1865.
                                            
                                            Reports that he has shown his letter relating his 
                                            conversation with Gorchakov to Lord Russell; 
                                            comments that Brunnow is a 'wily old fox'; he has 
                                            tried to get Lord Cowley to take up his [Hammond's]
                                            opinion; things are quiet at home and abroad. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/9         18.2.1865                   Letter from Baron Hammond, London to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 18 Feb 1865.
                                            
                                            Relays Lord Russell's approval of his 
                                            non-attendance at 'Sunday Parties'; he [Hammond] 
                                            wishes Cowley [Cowley] would follow this example. 1
                                            f
                                            
Bu 20/10        26.4.1865                   Letter from Baron Hammond, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 26 Apr 1865.
                                            
                                            The death of the Tsesarevitch will interfere with 
                                            everyone's summer plans; he is glad Buchanan has 
                                            reported on the spread of disease, especially as 
                                            the navigation is about to open. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/11        3.5.1865                    Letter from Baron Hammond, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 3 May 1865.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he has shown Lord Russell the 
                                            letter about the Tsesarvitch; this has interfered 
                                            with the Russian Imperial programme for the summer;
                                            details Brunnows plans; things in England are 
                                            quiet; Lord Palmerston is recovering from gout; 
                                            details news from America. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/12        17.5.1865                   Letter from Baron Hammond, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 17 May 1865.
                                            
                                            Reports that he has forwarded his letter to 
                                            Thompson Hankey; there is little news; Michele 
                                            hopes to secure an Indian appointment; he is 
                                            sending published details of Russian policy in 
                                            Asia; the body of the Tsesarvitch arrived in 
                                            Devonport; reports that his [Hammond's] children 
                                            enjoyed Buchanan's daughter's [Florence-Jane's] 
                                            wedding [Florence]; he is pleased with the report 
                                            on the cotton trade. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/13        31.5.1865                   Letter from Baron Hammond, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 31 May 1865.
                                            
                                            States that he has sent the proposal to Lord 
                                            Russell for approval; existing diplomatic practice 
                                            does not cover it; problems with the Russian 
                                            language are usually dealt with by the Secretary; 
                                            he was unaware of Michell's application to manage 
                                            the Russian Bank; gives opinion of Michell's 
                                            personality. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/14        8.11.1865                   Letter from Baron Hammond, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 8 Nov 1865.
                                            
                                            States that has requested the provision of special 
                                            funds for translation; Michele will shortly 
                                            complete his report; sends best wishes to Lady 
                                            Buchanan.
                                            
                                            Postscript states there is no news. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/15        12.12.1865                  Letter from Baron Hammond, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 12 Dec 1865.
                                            
                                            Adds further details to his telegraph; gives 
                                            details of official mourning periods in London; the
                                            Prince of Wales, Prince Arthur and Lord Sydney will
                                            attend the funeral; informs him of Brunnow 
                                            speculations; requests further details of his Blue 
                                            Book requirements; Michele is disappointed over not
                                            being posted to India; Drummond is to travel to St 
                                            Petersburg; the office is quiet; informs him that 
                                            his 'old friends in Madrid' are in trouble in South
                                            America.
                                            
                                            Postscript stating that Brunnow has been showing a 
                                            map of Central Asia from a St Petersburg newspaper.
                                            2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/16        27.12.1865                  Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 27 Dec 
                                            1865.
                                            
                                            Informs him that Lord Clarendon requires further 
                                            information about Michele; acknowledges he will 
                                            attend to wishes regarding Ignatieff's [Ignatiev] 
                                            correspondence; he [Hammond] has sent a copy of a 
                                            despatch to Napier to Buchanan by messenger; 
                                            comments that the Danube question is only 
                                            remembered by England; difficulties in St 
                                            Petersburg are caused by Brunnow; discusses the 
                                            Russian response to diplomatic changes in 
                                            Constantinople; Michele will leave on Saturday; 
                                            Lord Bloomfield's Vienna Treaty has been signed; 
                                            the death of William Grey was a shock. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 20/17        30.11.1864                  Letter from Sir A. Layard, London to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 30 Nov 1864.
                                            
                                            Remarks that Buchanan's last letter was wrongly 
                                            addressed; comments that he saw nothing in Napier's
                                            speech to give offence; hopes he and Lady Buchanan 
                                            like their new 'abode'; informs him that Hammond 
                                            will send details of the Chamber of Commerce to 
                                            Austria; discusses trading agreements in Europe; 
                                            remarks that problems may be caused by the 
                                            Russo-Prussian Treaty; Bulwer is dangerously ill in
                                            Pireus. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/18        28.12.1864                  Letter from Sir A. Layard, London to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 28 Dec 1864.
                                            
                                            States that he has not communicated Russian 
                                            speculation on the health of the Grand Duke to Lord
                                            Russell; a despatch has been sent giving Lord R's 
                                            [Russell] opinion on Ignatieff's [Ignatiev] 
                                            proposal of a Anglo-Russian Treaty; brief 
                                            discussion of changes in the Turkish Government; 
                                            sends best wishes for Christmas to him and Lady 
                                            Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/19        8.2.1865                    Letter from Sir A. Layard, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan; 8 Feb 1865.
                                            
                                            Reports that British politics were quiet; the 
                                            Queen's speech stirred only the Irish members; the 
                                            election will probably take place in July; remarks 
                                            on the usefulness of statistics sent by Buchanan 
                                            relating to the Board of Trade; he and Conyngham 
                                            send best wishes to Lady Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/20        8.3.1865                    Letter from Sir A. Layard, London to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 8 Mar 1865.
                                            
                                            Reports that there is no official information about
                                            the commercial delegates in Moscow; Parliament may 
                                            require details; he is making enquiries about the 
                                            success of commercial treaties in Vienna; discusses
                                            the role of Mr Thompson at the Chamber of Commerce;
                                            Lord Russell wishes to clear up the matter of 
                                            Michele; briefly mentions changes in duty on paper;
                                            sends best wishes to Lady Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/21        22.3.1865                   Letter from Sir A. Layard, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan; 22 Mar 1865.
                                            
                                            Reports that there is little news; discusses of how
                                            commercial relations in Europe are reported in the 
                                            newspapers; the Treaty with Austria could be 
                                            applied to Russia; he does not expect the 
                                            Commission in Vienna to conclude satisfactorily; 
                                            comments that the climate has been 'Siberian.' 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/22        3.5.1865                    Letter from Sir A. Layard, London to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 3 May 1865.
                                            
                                            Informs him that his correspondence has been 
                                            delayed by his holiday in France; he has been 
                                            unable to appoint someone to go to Moscow; he has a
                                            meeting with the Chairman of the Chamber of 
                                            Commerce and the Member for Liverpool and 
                                            Manchester; informs him of the agenda for 
                                            discussion; public opinion has been affected by 
                                            news from the United States rather than the death 
                                            of the Tsesarvitch. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/23        17.5.1865                   Letter from Sir A. Layard, London to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 17 May 1865.
                                            
                                            Gives details of his meeting with the Member for 
                                            Liverpool and Manchester, Mr Sampson Lloyd and the 
                                            Chairman of the Associated Chambers of Commerce, Mr
                                            Ashworth; informs him that they spoke of sending a 
                                            commercial representative to Moscow; the Prime 
                                            Minister [Palmerston] is interested in the 
                                            proposal; Samson Lloyd and Michele are to confer; 
                                            he hopes negotiations will be a success. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/24        31.5.1865                   Letter from Sir A. Layard, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 31 May 1865.
                                            
                                            Thanks Buchanan for his explanation of commercial 
                                            borders to Mr Sampson Lloyd, who has now travelled 
                                            to the North; reports that Lord Russell has 
                                            authorised the payment of Michele's travelling 
                                            expenses; brief discussion of Foreign Office 
                                            holidays; enquires when Buchanan proposes to come 
                                            home. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/25        14.6.1865                   Letter from Sir A. Layard, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 14 Jun 
                                            1865.
                                            
                                            Informs him that Sampson Lloyd and associated 
                                            gentlemen will leave with Michele on friday; they 
                                            will travel to St Petersburg and Moscow; Michele is
                                            to report on the Moscow exhibition; enquires if he 
                                            [Buchanan] will come straight to England. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/26        27.12.1865                  Letter from Sir A. Layard, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 27 Dec 1865.
                                            
                                            States that he is to go to Rome and will be in 
                                            Florence during the elections and opening of the 
                                            new Parliament; discusses progress of Italian 
                                            unity; he heard of Palmerston's death whilst in 
                                            Venice; Clarendon is a 'capital chief'; 'reform' 
                                            will create a lot of work for the House of Commons;
                                            supposes he [Buchanan] and Lady Buchanan were 
                                            grieved by the death of Baslleton; Layard had seen 
                                            him at Milan and Pisa; relates news from the 
                                            department.
                                            
                                            Postscript informing him of the sadness of Tom 
                                            Grey's death; cholera is given as the cause. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/27        13.1.1864                   Letter from 10th Baron Napier, Berlin, Prussia to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan; 13 Jan 1864.
                                            
                                            Relates details of the movements of messengers; 
                                            gives reasons for the routes they have used; he has
                                            little to say as he lives a quiet life; there is no
                                            political business, the Government will take no 
                                            further part in the succession question; the 
                                            negotiation with Austria continues; Ignatieff's 
                                            [Ignatiev] proposal could not be carried against 
                                            France and Prince Couza and was impractical; 
                                            informs him [Buchanan] that he wrote a despatch on 
                                            this subject; relates his opinion on how the 
                                            question of the churches may be settled; the 
                                            Russians have no motive to keep the Greek clergy in
                                            their provinces; the Roman clergy is more 'disposed
                                            to the Russian partisans'; congratulates him 
                                            [Buchanan] on the success of his receptions; 
                                            apologises for not settling compensation for the 
                                            pictures in the house; informs him of his 
                                            redecoration. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/28        18.10.1865                  Telegram from G. Lenox-Conyngham, Foreign Office, 
                                            London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            18 Oct 1865.
                                            
                                            Informs him of the death of Lord Palmerston. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/29        3.1.1866                    Letter from 4th Earl Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            London, to Sir A. Buchanan; 3 Jan 1866.
                                            
                                            States that he is anxious for Russia to let the 
                                            European Commission settle peace terms; informs him
                                            that Gorchakoff [Gorchakov] is taking part in 
                                            discussion to regulate Russian expansion plans; he 
                                            [Clarendon] is grateful for Michele's opinion and 
                                            pleased with his report on Russian trade; he sees 
                                            Michele as a potential minister; relates the new 
                                            pay scale for Michele; requests Buchanan sends his 
                                            opinion. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 20/30        24.1.1866                   Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan; 24 Jan 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Reports that the Danubian Commission is arranged, 
                                            he does not think it has been worthwhile; Brunnow 
                                            is very concerned about Greece, he has sent 
                                            explicit instructions to Budberg; relates 
                                            correspondence with Prince Gorchakoff [Gorchakov]; 
                                            discussion of impending policy changes; he hopes 
                                            Michele is pleased with his new terms and that he 
                                            will be able to find him a new position. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 20/31        7.2.1866                    Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon, London, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan; 7 Feb 1866.
                                            
                                            States that he is glad that Gorchakoff [Gorchakov] 
                                            responded favourably to the message; improvements 
                                            in relations between England and Russia are 
                                            progressing; discusses Russian role in Turkey and 
                                            relations with Moscow; he does not think that 
                                            commercial reform will be a success; informs him of
                                            plans for Michele; requests Buchanan's opinion on 
                                            Michele, Clay and Smith; he is to expect a letter 
                                            from Hammond; discusses of the professional conduct
                                            of Brunnow. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 20/32        21.2.1866                   Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            London, to Sir A. Buchanan; 21 Feb 1866.
                                            
                                            Discussion of Smith's case and influence held by 
                                            Gorchakoff [Gorchkov]; he has not spoken to Brunnow
                                            about the opening of the Porte; he will authorise a
                                            carriage for Michele; he is anxious to improve 
                                            commercial relations with Russia; Michele's 
                                            translated report is to be circulated; he 
                                            [Clarendon] wishes for Buchanan to report on the 
                                            Budget; remarks on how good his relationship is 
                                            with Gorchakoff.
                                            
                                            Postscript requesting he send kind regards to 
                                            Gorchakoff. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/33        26.2.1866                   Letter from 4th Earl Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            London, to Sir A. Buchanan; 26 Feb 1866.
                                            
                                            Brunnow is concerned that a foreign Prince may 
                                            replace Couza; discussion of possible effect this 
                                            would have on the balance of power in Europe; a 
                                            Conference is to meet in Paris; Prince Gorchakoff 
                                            [Gorchkov] is anxious not to employ troops in the 
                                            Porte; Clarendon hopes intervention will not be 
                                            necessary. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/34        7.3.1866                    Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            London, to Sir A. Buchanan; 7 Mar 1866.
                                            
                                            Comments that he is disappointed Budberg was 
                                            detained; the Porte is being obstinate; the Prince 
                                            [Gorchakov] wishes to know the intentions of the 
                                            Powers; discussion of the role of the Conference 
                                            and the agenda it is to consider; offers his 
                                            interpretation of the Prince's [Gorchakov] opinion 
                                            of European politics; they are working hard to 
                                            maintain a good working relationship.
                                            
                                            Postscript relating to Michele and the redefinition
                                            of boundaries. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 20/35        21.3.1866                   Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            London, to Sir A. Buchanan; 21 Mar 1866.
                                            
                                            Reports that the Conference is 'not very 
                                            harmonious' and Drouyn is obstinate; relates 
                                            problems in making the conference function; delays 
                                            will mean a long term set back; requests that he is
                                            informed of arrangements relating to Michele.
                                            
Bu 20/36        4.4.1866                    Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon, London, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan; 4 Apr 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him of the limited progress of the Paris 
                                            Conference; Russia is seen as the cause of the 
                                            delay; relates opinions of Budberg on the creation 
                                            of a republic; discusses the opening of the Porte; 
                                            criticises the conduct of Bismark, 'the real king 
                                            of Prussia'; discusses Prussian relations with 
                                            Austria; he [Clarendon] inquires if Gorchakoff 
                                            [Gorchakov] is aware of Prussian foreign policy 
                                            plans; informs him of the increase in pay for 
                                            Mitchell. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 20/37        18.4.1866                   Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan; 18 Apr 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Discussion of the role of and influence of Prince 
                                            Gorchakoff and the Emperor's wife on Russian 
                                            reform; uneasiness caused by events in Bucharest 
                                            and Paris; the Prince of Hohenzollern is on a 
                                            mission for France; he [Clarendon] hopes the Porte 
                                            will accept a compromise; expresses opinion on 
                                            French and Russian involvement and consequent 
                                            complications caused; hopes Gorchakoff [Gorchakov] 
                                            will agree.
                                            
Bu 20/38        2.5.1866                    Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 2 May 1866.
                                            
                                            Discusses the role of the Emperor [Alexander II]; 
                                            refers to Gorchakoffs [Gorchakov] work on the 
                                            Porte; raises the possibility of parts of Turkey 
                                            declaring independence from the Ottoman Empire and 
                                            questions how long the Empire will survive; he is 
                                            sorry Gorchakoff [Gorchakov] is not concerned about
                                            Mr St Clair being in Jassy; states Gorchakoff is 
                                            encouraging 'Polish intrigues'; was glad he 
                                            [Clarendon] approved of Michell's report being 
                                            published. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 20/39        16.5.1866                   Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon, Foreign Office, 
                                            London to Sir A. Buchanan; 16 May 1866.
                                            
                                            Supporting information to his last despatch; the 
                                            Congress will take place in Paris; Gorchakoff 
                                            [Gorchakov] must make his decisions by then; the 
                                            Emperor is 'the master of the situation'; relates 
                                            the opinion that Prussia is frightened and Austria 
                                            'warlike'; matters must be referred to Paris; he 
                                            [Clarendon] has a good relationship with Brunnow 
                                            and relates their conversation on the Paris 
                                            Congress; Cowley is awaiting further information 
                                            from St Petersburg; complications have been caused 
                                            by the Turks; he [Clarendon] believes Gorchakoff to
                                            be misinformed about Mr St Clair's situation; he is
                                            concerned the Russian Government are behind the 
                                            disturbances in Jassy. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 20/40        30.5.1866                   Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan; 30 May 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Expresses his approval of Gorchakoff's [Gorchakov] 
                                            amendment to the 'carte d'invitation'; this has 
                                            encouraged Austria to attend; the French Emperor 
                                            has requested Foreign Ministers attend the 
                                            Congress; discussion of subjects on agenda; relates
                                            opinion on Prussian policy and role of Bismarck; 
                                            developments in negotiations regarding the Porte; 
                                            he [Clarendon] is happy with Russian relations; he 
                                            sees no reason why Buchanan should not travel to 
                                            Moscow.
                                            
Bu 20/41        27.6.1866                   Letter from 4th Earl Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London to Sir A. Buchanan; 27 Jun 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that this will be his last letter; he 
                                            and Brunnow are pleased with relations between the 
                                            Governments; sends message of thanks to Prince 
                                            Gorchakoff [Gorchakov], he regrets they did not 
                                            meet at Paris; warns of future Russian policy in 
                                            Central Asia; advises Buchanan to keep a 'tight 
                                            hand' on military proceedings in St Petersburg. 3 
                                            ff
                                            
Bu 20/42        13.6.1866                   Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan; 13 June
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Requests he inform Prince Gorchakoff of his regret 
                                            at their not meeting in Paris; he hopes the war 
                                            will not be very long; applauds effort of Louis 
                                            Napoleon; he [Clarendon] hopes the Porte will 
                                            acknowledge the Hohenzollern; events in Central 
                                            Asia are not progressing as he thought; he does not
                                            blame the Russians for 'thrashing the Emir of 
                                            Bukhara'; he is concerned at their close proximity 
                                            to the Indian frontier.
                                            
Bu 20/43        6.7.1866                    Letter from 4th Earl Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            London to A.Buchanan; 6 Jul 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the Queen is to honour him with a 
                                            K.C.B; Loftus and Magenis are also to receive the 
                                            honour. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/44        31.10.1866                  Letter from Lord Stanley [later 15th Earl of 
                                            Derby], London, to Sir A. Buchanan; 31 Oct 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that Mr Dicey, a respectable member of 
                                            the London press, is to arrive in St Petersburg; he
                                            will be carrying a letter of introduction from him 
                                            [Stanley]; he wishes to see the Imperial wedding. 1
                                            f
                                            
Bu 20/45        21.11.1866                  Letter from Lord Stanley [later 15th Earl of 
                                            Derby], Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan,
                                            St Petersburg, Russia; 21 Nov 1866.
                                            
                                            Congratulates him on the success of the visit of 
                                            the Prince of Wales and states the Russians were 
                                            also pleased; makes general comments on European 
                                            politics; the Serbian question will be the next 
                                            major problem; he has not seen Brunnow for some 
                                            time. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/46        24.1.1866                   Letter from Sir A. Layard, London to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 24 Jan 1866.
                                            
                                            Discusses change in Michele's employment; relates 
                                            developments in policy made by Lord Clarendon; 
                                            considers methods to settle the Austrian question; 
                                            remarks that Obolensky is interfering in the 
                                            affairs of the Commission of enquiry.
                                            
                                            Postscript informing him the Commission reports 
                                            will be sent by the next messenger. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 20/47        10.1.1866                   Letter from Sir A. Layard, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan; 10 Jan 1866.
                                            
                                            Discussion of changes in shipping passed by the 
                                            House of Commons; remarks on being told that 'no 
                                            man can live in St Petersburg like a Gentleman 
                                            under £ 1500 a year'; this supports his claim for 
                                            Michele's pay increase; Lord Clarendon is satisfied
                                            with the arguments put forward. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/48        10.1.1866                   Letter from Mr Poole, Foreign Office, London, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan; 10 Jan 1866.
                                            
                                            States that Layard is too overworked to write by 
                                            this messenger; sends kind regards to the Emperor 
                                            and Russia. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/49        21.2.1866                   Letter from Sir A. Layard, London to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 21 Feb 1866.
                                            
                                            States that he hopes that Lady Buchanan has 
                                            recovered from her cold; details of the settlement 
                                            of the Michele 'affair'; explains difficulties 
                                            experienced in getting Treasury approval; Michele's
                                            report to the Chamber of Commerce has been well 
                                            received, it has been passed onto Mr Samson Lloyd; 
                                            he hopes the suspension of habeas corpus in Ireland
                                            will put an end to the Fenians; sends kind regards 
                                            to Lady Buchanan.
                                            
Bu 20/50        7.3.1866                    Letter from Sir A. Layard, London to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 7 Mar 1866.
                                            
                                            States that he is maintaining his stance on Michele
                                            to the House of Commons; reports on problems with 
                                            British shipping; informs him that Clay may be sent
                                            to Bordeaux; briefly comments on relations between 
                                            Austria and Prussia, the influence of the Parisian 
                                            Conference and the Schleswig-Holstein question; 
                                            Italy may go to war; the principalities threaten to
                                            be the next problem; it is quiet before the Reform 
                                            Bill 'storm'.
                                            
Bu 20/51        21.3.1866                   Letter from Sir A. Layard, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 21 Mar 1866.
                                            
                                            Reports that he has written a private letter to him
                                            for Lord Clarendon, the contents should be 
                                            communicated to Michele; discusses the Russian 
                                            economy; relates further developments in the 
                                            relationship between Prussia and Austria; Michele's
                                            increase in salary has caused problems with others 
                                            on his grade; informs him [Buchanan] that it was 
                                            correct to circulate translations of Michele's 
                                            report; the Reform Bill occupies all political 
                                            attention at home; gives brief account of 
                                            progression of discussions. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 20/52        21.3.1866                   Letter from Sir A. Layard, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 21 Mar 1866.
                                            
                                            Refers to contents of Buchanan's last despatch; 
                                            Lord Clarendon is interested in the speech made by 
                                            Michele; expresses concern that Michele's attitude 
                                            will cause offence; discussion of Russian economic 
                                            and trade policy; requests Buchanan ask Michele to 
                                            be prudent in his speech. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/53        3.4.1866                    Letter from Sir A. Layard, Canford, Dorset to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan; 3 Apr 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him he is away from London on holiday and 
                                            so has little news; there is a fear of the Reform 
                                            Bill in the House of Commons; gives details of 
                                            proposed changes in Borough and County seats; 
                                            compares with systems used in France, America and 
                                            Germany; states the importance of the 1832 Reform 
                                            Bill and of progress; requests him not to take too 
                                            seriously reports of Gorchakoff [Gorchakov] in the 
                                            St Petersburg Gazette; the principalities will be 
                                            difficult to settle as the Ministers involved do 
                                            not get on; brief discussion of Prussia and Austria
                                            going to war; sends regards to Lady Buchanan. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 20/54        18.4.1866                   Letter from Sir A. Layard, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 18 Apr 1866.
                                            
                                            Reports that division on the Reform Bill will take 
                                            place next week; gives details of tactics of the 
                                            opposition; relates news from Germany on the 
                                            principality question and lists the favoured 
                                            parties; Austria, Prussia and Turkey do not oppose 
                                            independence; discussion of possible solutions 
                                            available to the principalities; he sees no 
                                            'daylight' in the Michele affair. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/55        2.5.1866                    Letter from Sir A. Layard, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 2 May 1866.
                                            
                                            States that he is very concerned about the state of
                                            Europe; the terms set by Emperor Napoleon at the 
                                            Paris Conference may not be agreed; discusses the 
                                            boundaries of Germany, maintenance of Turkey and 
                                            the Russian policy in the East; 'all together the 
                                            state of things is most critical'; informs him he 
                                            may claim for the translation of Michele's report; 
                                            he will pass the message to Mr Samson Lloyd; brief 
                                            mention of the progress of the Reform Bill. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 20/56        16.5.1866                   Letter from Sir A. Layard, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 16 May 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Reports that the situation has not improved; asks 
                                            if he [Buchanan] can see a solution; the French 
                                            Emperor is concerned about Italian politics and 
                                            especially Garibaldi; he [Napoleon] now fears the 
                                            power of the Italian Confederation; possibility of 
                                            Italy joining Prussia and Austria; the Danubian 
                                            principalities are a cause for concern; the Prince 
                                            of Hohenzollern is working as Bismarck's agent; 
                                            relates his [Layard] interpretation of possible 
                                            European response; the Reform Bill will not be 
                                            passed until the opposition is dealt with. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/57        30.5.1866                   Letter from Sir A. Layard, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 30 May 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Reports that Michele's affairs have been arranged 
                                            with the Treasury; relates advice he has given to 
                                            Lord Clarendon on the matter; Biecroft thanks him 
                                            [Buchanan] for helping with his protegé he 
                                            [Layard] spent his holiday in Paris; he saw the 
                                            Emperor once to discuss Franco-Italian relations; 
                                            gives detail of the conversation; he [Layard] 
                                            believes the Emperor to be influenced by Bismarck; 
                                            informs him that affairs in the principalities are 
                                            becoming more fraught, the number of intrigues is 
                                            increasing.
                                            
                                            Postscript presuming Gorchakoff [Gorchakov] will 
                                            attend the conference if Clarendon does.
                                            
Bu 20/58        13.6.1866                   Letter from Sir A. Layard, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 13 June 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him of further correspondence dealing with 
                                            Michele's salary; gives details of the contents of 
                                            Michele's letter which he [Layard] has shown to 
                                            Hammond; gives brief details of the progression of 
                                            the Reform Bill; the Turks seem determined to 
                                            contest the principalities; discussion of Turkish 
                                            policy relating to Europe; relates details of 
                                            events in Italy; the Italian military seem 
                                            confident to deal with Austria without French aid; 
                                            he hopes he [Buchanan] enjoyed his visit to Moscow;
                                            informs of possible new appointments for Lumley or 
                                            Lowther. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 20/59        27.6.1866                   Letter from Sir A. Layard, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 27 Jun 1866.
                                            
                                            States that as telegraph announced 'our official 
                                            execution and death' this will be his last letter; 
                                            remarks on how much he has enjoyed their 
                                            correspondence; he will not leave office until his 
                                            successor has been found; gives personal opinion on
                                            the election and the influence of Reform Bill; 
                                            Gladstone will present moderate reform to 
                                            Parliament; he is glad the Michele affair is 
                                            settled. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/60        27.12.1865                  Letter from Baron Hammond, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 27 Dec 1865.
                                            
                                            Michele has spoken to him about his allowances in 
                                            St Petersburg; Lord Clarendon is acquainted with 
                                            the matter and may sanction an increase; lengthy 
                                            discussion of Michele's allowances and career 
                                            prospects. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/61        10.1.1866                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan; 10 Jan 1866.
                                            
                                            Discusses Prince Gorchakoff's [Gorchakov] 
                                            understanding of the Danube Act; Lord Clarendon's 
                                            despatch to William Grey has also been sent to him;
                                            Brunnow read this communication and responded to it
                                            point by point, contradicting the statement of 
                                            Prince Gorchakoff; Mr Drouyn de Lhuys has 
                                            communicated the views of the French Government. 1 
                                            f
                                            
Bu 20/62        23.1.1866                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan; 23 Jan 1866.
                                            
                                            Gives further discussion of the salary and terms of
                                            employment of Michele and other members of the 
                                            Legation; Layard did not pursue the question of 
                                            Michele in Parliament. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/63        23.1.1866                   Letter from Baron Hammond, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 23 Jan 1866.
                                            
                                            States that General politics are quiet; he hopes 
                                            Gorchakoff [Gorchakov] will be 'wise' about the 
                                            Danube Question; the Russians and Austrians have 
                                            risen to the 'bait ' of a Communal Treaty; 
                                            Michele's report is being circulated; remarks on 
                                            the death of Mellish and informs him of the length 
                                            of mourning; Mrs Hammond has been unwell for some 
                                            time; sends his compliments to Lady Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/64        3.1.1866                    Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan; 3 Jan 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that Lord Clarendon supports Michele's 
                                            pay claim; states that enquiries show that it is as
                                            expensive to live in St Petersburg as Vienna; he 
                                            [Hammond] hopes the Russian Government will not 
                                            dispute the European Commission; remarks on the 
                                            change in weather; comments on damage to Lady 
                                            Buchanan's wardrobe. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/65        7.2.1866                    Letter from Baron Hammond, London to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 7 Feb 1866.
                                            
                                            States that he will organise a replacement for 
                                            Gould; informs him that he does not have to supply 
                                            stationary to the military attaché he is pleased 
                                            with Michele's manner regarding his promotion; 
                                            discusses promotions within the legation; reports 
                                            that the opening of Parliament went well; 
                                            speculates on a cabinet reshuffle.
                                            
                                            Postscript informs him of details of changes in 
                                            Government post. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 20/66        7.2.1866                    Letter from Baron Hammond, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 7 Feb 1866.
                                            
                                            Warns him of the manner in which Brunnow will 
                                            represent the Master of Ceremonies to Prince 
                                            Gorchakoff [Gorchakov]; informs him of the 
                                            unprecedented behaviour of Lord Clarendon in 
                                            requesting seating provision for the diplomatic 
                                            body at the opening of Parliament; Cust organised 
                                            this provision; relates reason for French and 
                                            Muscovite Ambassadors unhappiness; he [Hammond] was
                                            pleased to sort out their grievance; informs him 
                                            that Brunnow has written to him [Hammond] enclosing
                                            a letter from Cust; he [Hammond] is forwarding 
                                            copies of correspondence to him [Buchanan]. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 20/67        21.2.1866                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan; 21 Feb 1866.
                                            
                                            Send his thanks to Lady Buchanan for informing him 
                                            of the gossip from St Petersburg, 'her 
                                            reports...could be much more amusing than your 
                                            despatches'; informs him that he has sent details 
                                            that will satisfy the Russians regarding the 
                                            suspension of habeas corpus; reports that Brunnow 
                                            has been very busy; refers to Russian policy in 
                                            Central Asia and the proximity of troops to the 
                                            Indian frontier; discusses of Michele's payment and
                                            allowances; he hopes Princess Dagmar will not 
                                            continue her betrothal as 'the people give a bad 
                                            account of her.' 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/68        20.3.1866                   Letter from Baron Hammond, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 20 Mar 1866.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for information on Prince Gorchakoff 
                                            [Gorchakov]; he does not think he [Gorchakov] will 
                                            be able to continue in office; informs him 
                                            [Buchanan] of details of Russian intrigues in the 
                                            Principalities; speculates as to the role of Russia
                                            in the event of a war in Germany; comments on the 
                                            possible reconciliation of Austria and Hungary; 
                                            informs him that he [Hammond] or Layard will send 
                                            instructions forbidding Michele to make speeches at
                                            public dinners; discussion of achievements of this 
                                            session of Parliament; he sympathizes with his 
                                            [Buchanan's] ailments; Lord Cowley had put forward 
                                            a proposal to the Conference, the details of which 
                                            will be available shortly; it is believed it is in 
                                            support of Louis Napoleon's scheme for a 
                                            resettlement of Europe. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 20/69        3.4.1866                    Letter from Baron Hammond, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 3 Apr 1866.
                                            
                                            Discusses the problems that would arise should 
                                            Gorchakoff [Gorchakov] resign; acknowledges receipt
                                            of details regarding Russian policy in Central 
                                            Asia; he [Hammond] is troubled by opinion from the 
                                            Chinese frontier; the Russians could not keep out 
                                            of a war between Austria and Prussia to settle 
                                            Germany; he thinks Europe will have most sympathy 
                                            with Austria; he has no domestic news; the debate 
                                            on the Reform Bill will take several days. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/70        2.5.1866                    Letter from Baron Hammond, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 2 May 1866.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for the photograph; the messenger has 
                                            been detained in Berlin to obtain an answer for 
                                            Lord Cowley about the Congress; gives brief 
                                            discussion of Russo-Turkish relations and the 
                                            possibility of war; expresses concern as to 
                                            movements of Prussian military; he sees no hope of 
                                            peace being preserved; questions whether France 
                                            will join hostilities. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/71        16.5.1866                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 16 May 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for the photograph of Kenenicssaroff and
                                            his wife which have been put into Mrs Hammond's 
                                            'Book'; speculates as to his [Kenenicssaroff's] 
                                            involvement in the assassination attempt; he is 
                                            uneasy that the assassin is still at large; he 
                                            believes there to be a number of them in Paris and 
                                            Slutz [Slupsk]; the first meeting of the 'three' 
                                            was not a success; he [Hammond] is sure war will 
                                            break out very soon; Louis Napoleon will certainly 
                                            be 'called into the field' to support his designs 
                                            on Italy. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/72        30.5.1866                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 30 May 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that Gorchakoff [Gorchakov] will be 
                                            invited to the Paris Conference; Louis Napoleon is 
                                            inviting Ministers for Foreign Affairs; he 
                                            [Hammond] thought Bismarck would not wish to leave 
                                            Berlin but has accepted the invitation; Austria and
                                            Italy refuse to suspend military preparations; 
                                            gives details of the state of each army; he 
                                            suspects that the King of Prussia may be influenced
                                            to adopt a more peaceable policy by his family 
                                            whilst Bismarck is away; gives brief details of the
                                            contents of the next despatch; explains confusion 
                                            over the destination of despatch number 159. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/73        13.6.1866                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 13 June 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            States that there is no doubt about the war; 
                                            discusses Russian and Austrian troop deployment 
                                            around Italy; he is sending an official letter 
                                            about Mitchell; Layard has shown him [Hammond] a 
                                            letter from Mitchell which he read with disgust; 
                                            warns that if any more letters in this manner come 
                                            he will have to inform Lord Clarendon; he is firm 
                                            in his belief that Mitchell has an adequate salary;
                                            he hopes his [Buchanan] health is improved; further
                                            explanation of the confusion around despatch number
                                            159; he does not know what will happen with the 
                                            Reform Bill.
                                            
                                            Postscript informing him Paget moves to Lisbon and 
                                            Murray to Copenhagen. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 20/74        27.6.1866                   Letter from Baron Hammond, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 27 Jun 1866.
                                            
                                            States that he has little to add to his telegraph 
                                            of the previous day; Lord Derby is to see the 
                                            Queen, presumably to discuss the formation of 
                                            Government; informs him of the opinion of 'The 
                                            Times'; he sees no point in speculation; informs 
                                            him that Lord Stanley will be Foreign Secretary; 
                                            inquires as to Gorchakoff's motives for 
                                            intervention in Serbia; reports that Lumley was 
                                            last heard of in Vienna, and he will not see the 
                                            King of Prague; Mansfield reports 'mysterious' 
                                            preparations for moving troops in Poland; it will 
                                            be suggested to the Bishop of London that he 
                                            withdraw the chaplaincy from Moscow to settle the 
                                            dispute, 'it is the only way of dealing with over 
                                            zealous parsons.' 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/75        11.7.1866                   Letter from Baron Hammond, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 11 Jul 1866.
                                            
                                            Comments on Louis Napoleon; the Prussian and 
                                            Italians will not agree on peace; asks why the 
                                            Russians do not recommend peace; he has told 
                                            Brunnow that it is a question of humanity and 
                                            'involved nothing more'; the French support the 
                                            English on this; the Prussians may disperse when 
                                            they reach Frankfurt. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/76        25.7.1866                   Letter from Baron Hammond, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 25 Jul 1866.
                                            
                                            Comments that the Russians will be involved in 
                                            settling a new map of Europe; Brunnow has discussed
                                            Russian grievances and French involvement with Lord
                                            Stanley; discusses of the political strength of 
                                            France and Germany; level of Russian involvement in
                                            Poland; he [Hammond] concludes that peace will 
                                            follow the suspension of hostilities; he is pleased
                                            Michele is concentrating on consular affairs; he 
                                            has dined with William Rushleigh; discussion of 
                                            'Hyde Park row'. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 20/77        8.8.1866                    Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan; 8 Aug 1866.
                                            
                                            States that he has little news; the Russian 
                                            proposal is popular in England; Poland and Germany 
                                            will have to be settled; Gorchakoff [Gorchakov] and
                                            Drouyn do not give consistent information; remarks 
                                            on Louis Napoleon's hasty departure from Vichy; he 
                                            [Hammond] is sure the Italian question is causing 
                                            problems. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/78        1.11.1866                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan; 1 Nov 1866.
                                            
                                            Reports that he is pleased that the Prince of 
                                            Wales's visit went well; he has received 
                                            correspondence from General Knollys about the 
                                            visit; complains that Knollys did not contact him 
                                            earlier; he [Hammond] believes the Prince will 
                                            leave St Petersburg before the 25th; requests 
                                            information to assist in the planning of 
                                            messengers; he does not know how the Queen will 
                                            respond to the telegram. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/79        21.11.1866                  Letter from Baron Hammond, London to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 21 Nov 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him he has sent a bag to allow the Prince 
                                            of Wales to send letters to St Petersburg; there 
                                            have been rumours about the Prince being involved 
                                            in accidents; he [Hammond] hopes the Ball is a 
                                            success. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/80        28.11.1866                  Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 28 Nov 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him of the death of Conyngham; informs him 
                                            that he has settled his [Buchanan] claim with the 
                                            Treasury; he hopes the Prince's visit will conclude
                                            well; he looks forward to hearing about the fêtes 
                                            via Lady Buchanan; he was sure the Russians would 
                                            not join the Parisian conference; he is not sure 
                                            that Prince Charles [Carol 1] will be a good 
                                            solution to the Eastern question.
                                            
Bu 20/81        12.12.1866                  Letter from Baron Hammond, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 12 Dec 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him the 'clerical case' must be referred to
                                            the Russia Company; the Prince of Wales enjoyed his
                                            visit; Lord Stanley has heard the whole story; he 
                                            [Hammond] is sure Buchanan must be worn out by all 
                                            the festivities in St Petersburg; Gould has taken a
                                            post in Buenos Ayres.
                                            
Bu 20/82        19.12.1866                  Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan; 19 Dec 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him Loftus will send on despatches relating
                                            to the recognition of Prince Charles [Carol]; he 
                                            [Hammond] does not think the Russians will 'stand 
                                            alone in Europe'; brief mention of Christians in 
                                            Turkey; the Prince of Wales has been unwell; 
                                            informs him of the death of 'young' Conyngham in 
                                            Rio, he is pleased Conyngham was spared the misery.
                                            
Bu 20/83        26.12.1866                  Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan; 26 Dec 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that Mrs Hammond sends thanks for the 
                                            photographs; informs him that Drummond will remain 
                                            in post; discusses the opinion of Gorchakoff 
                                            [Gorchakov]; expresses his [Hammond's] opinion on 
                                            Turkish Christians; Bismarck is gaining influence 
                                            in Germany; relates problems in France, and 
                                            comments that the Emperor has made many mistakes; 
                                            relates how Mrs Conyngham is coping with her 
                                            bereavement; brief mention of problems with leave; 
                                            comments that the Americans like the Prince of 
                                            Wales; discusses problems in Washington and 
                                            Alabama; Mansfield is pleased with 'the prospect of
                                            Poland'; gives details of the role of the political
                                            role of the Pope; wishes him [Buchanan] a happy 
                                            Christmas.
                                            
Bu 20/84        21.2.1866                   Letter from G. Lenox-Conyngham, Foreign Office, 
                                            London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            21 Feb 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the Treasury have decided that 
                                            House Rent is not subject to Income Tax; sends 
                                            regards to Lady Buchanan. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/85        25.11.1866                  Letter from T. Staveley, Foreign Office, London, to
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 25 Nov 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him of the death of Conyngham; gives 
                                            details of his illness; brief discussion of the 
                                            impact of this news.
                                            
Bu 20/86        11.12.1866                  Letter from T. Staveley, Foreign Office, London, to
                                            Sir A. Buchanan; 11 Dec 1866.
                                            
                                            Discusses the impact of the death of Conyngham; 
                                            relates his personal opinion of Conyngham as a 
                                            friend and colleague.
                                            
Bu 20/87        12.12.1866                  Letter from F. Alston, Foreign Office, London, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 12 Dec 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Relates his feelings of sorrow at the death of 
                                            Conyngham; he [Alston] has already discovered being
                                            Chief Clerk is 'no bed of roses'; the work load is 
                                            immense; Conyngham wished him to take over; 
                                            Spring-Rice will continue in his position; states 
                                            that he does not wish for a repetition of the 
                                            events which offended John Bidwell.
                                            
                                            Postscript telling him that Mrs Alston has given 
                                            birth to a girl.
                                            
Bu 20/88        1865 (c)                    Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 1865 (c).
                                            
                                            Letter dated "Samedi", of introduction for the 
                                            representative of the Emperor of Athens. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/89        28.5.1865                   Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 28 May 1865.
                                            
                                            Requests he send his [Gorchakov's] sincere good 
                                            wishes to the English Royal House; reports that 
                                            their Imperial Majesties have telegraphed London; 
                                            suggests dates for them [Gorchakov and Buchanan] to
                                            meet; thanks him for his correspondence.
                                            
Bu 20/90        1865-1866 (c)               Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 1865-1866 (c).
                                            
                                            Letter is marked 'trés confidential'; reports that 
                                            he received the answer from Souvorow [Solovyov] 
                                            this morning; assures him he will give his full 
                                            consideration. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/91        19.11.1865 (c)              Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 19 Nov 1865 (c).
                                            
                                            Requests, if he is not too tired, that he attend a 
                                            meeting the following morning. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/92        1865-1866 (c)               Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 1865-1866 (c).
                                            
                                            Letter marked "samedi"; informs him that he is 
                                            sending a book that he thinks will be of interest. 
                                            1 f
                                            
Bu 20/93        1865-1866 (c)               Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 1865-1866 (c).
                                            
                                            Letter marked 'jeudi'; states that he hopes that 
                                            the courier will take the packages via Paris to 
                                            London; Brunnow has sent interesting information; 
                                            comments that Loftus is a good Ambassador to 
                                            Berlin, he was very successful in Munich and has a 
                                            good relationship with Lord Clarendon. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/94        1865-1866 (c)               Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 1865-1866 (c).
                                            
                                            Letter marked 'mercredi matin'; requests he calls 
                                            to visit that day; he wishes to speak to him before
                                            his courier leaves for London that evening.
                                            
                                            Postscript relating that the subject in question is
                                            the European Commission on the Danube. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/95        1865-1866                   Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; n.d. [1865-1866].
                                            
                                            Letter marked 'vendredi'; informs him that he is 
                                            sending a map authorised by the Emperor's signature
                                            and supported by that of the Hereditary Grand Duke.
                                            1 f
                                            
Bu 20/96        1865-1866 (c)               Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 1865-1866 (c).
                                            
                                            Letter marked 'mercredi soir'; speculates on 
                                            whether there will be a new approach to the Porte; 
                                            implementing the accord drawn up by Palmerston 
                                            could be problematic. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/97        1865-1866 (c)               Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 1865-1866 (c).
                                            
                                            Letter marked 'vendredi'; he and his sons send an 
                                            invitation for Tuesday. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/98        1865-1866 (c)               Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 1865-1866 (c).
                                            
                                            Letter marked 'samedi'; requests that he comes to 
                                            the offices at midday. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/99        18.5.1865                   Letter from Count Greig to Sir A. Buchanan; 18 May 
                                            1865.
                                            
                                            States that he is happy for Lady Buchanan to use 
                                            his barge to view the Tsesarvitch's funeral; gives 
                                            details of the procession; accepts his invitation 
                                            for that day.
                                            
Bu 20/100       11.4.1865                   Letter in French from E. de Tadleburg to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 11 Apr 1865.
                                            
                                            Recommends Doctor Whetlay as a suitable physician 
                                            for his respiratory problems; informs him that the 
                                            doctor speaks English; gives brief resumé of his 
                                            professional career. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/101       24.9.1864                   Letter from Monsieur Talleyrand, Baden-Baden, 
                                            Württemburg-Baden to Sir A. Buchanan; 24 Sep 1864.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he will not arrive in Berlin until
                                            1 November; he wishes to be kept acquainted with 
                                            events; sends his best wishes to Lady Buchanan and 
                                            himself. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/102       1864-1865                   Letter in French from Baron Plessen to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 1864-1865.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the Royal Prince [unspecified] is 
                                            to pass through; requests that he [Buchanan] and 
                                            Lady Buchanan dine with them. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/103       13.5.1865                   Letter in French from Monsieur Lannay, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia, to Sir A. Buchanan; 13 May 
                                            1865.
                                            
                                            Letter of introduction for Madame Catherine 
                                            Mackinnon. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/104       1865-1866                   Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 1865-1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he has just received a telegram 
                                            from Bucharest, stating that the Prince Couza has 
                                            been taken prisoner by the provisional government; 
                                            he requests that he is informed of Buchanan's 
                                            opinion and that of the Government. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/105       27.2.1865                   Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 27 Feb 1865.
                                            
                                            Informs him that M. Drouyn has been invited to be a
                                            representative at the Conference; requests that 
                                            Buchanan give his opinion. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/106       1865-1866                   Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 1865-1866.
                                            
                                            Letter marked 'dimanche'; informs him that the 
                                            Emperor has recommended that copies of the three 
                                            courses be sent to the Russian Minister in 
                                            Frankfurt. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/107       4.4.1866                    Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 4 Apr 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the Emperor requests the presence 
                                            of His Excellency [Buchanan] and the diplomatic 
                                            corps next Wednesday at 1pm.
                                            
                                            Note in English on foot of page stating they are to
                                            celebrate the Emperor's successful escape from 
                                            assassination. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/108       6.4.1866                    Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 6 Apr 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he will send on a letter from the 
                                            Emperor which he [Buchanan] is to translate and 
                                            forward to Queen Victoria. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/109       1865-1866                   Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 1865-1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he has received a telegram from 
                                            Talleyrand. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/110       1865-1866                   Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 1865-1866.
                                            
                                            Letter marked 'lundi'; relates brief details of 
                                            correspondence he has received; requests he 
                                            [Buchanan] attend by 12.45. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/111       1865-1866                   Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 1865-1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he will receive the French 
                                            Ambassador at 11.30am; they will discuss the 
                                            Conference; requests he [Buchanan] attend by 12.45 
                                            should his courier have arrived.
                                            
                                            Postscript informing him of tomorrow's appointment.
                                            1 f
                                            
Bu 20/112       1865-1866                   Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 1865-1866.
                                            
                                            Letter marked 'vendredi'; he is forwarding details 
                                            of communications between Brunnow and Lord 
                                            Clarendon. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/113       1865-1866                   Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 1865-1866.
                                            
                                            Letter marked 'samedi'; informs him that Count 
                                            Mensdorff [Mensdorff-Pouilly] has sent details of 
                                            Austrian opinion on Italian Unification to the 
                                            Pope, and that he renews his demand for the 
                                            'declaration' to be honoured; reports that London 
                                            and Paris have declined to venture an opinion;
                                            
                                            Postscript informing him that he has a backlog of 
                                            letters but little information from the Emperor; he
                                            [Gorchkov] has appointed the 'Salon d'hiver' for 
                                            11.30am. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/114       1.6.1866                    Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 1 Jun 1866.
                                            
                                            Letter marked 'vendredi'; requests he attends after
                                            2pm.
                                            
                                            Note in English at foot of page 'Austrian condition
                                            which prevents Congress'. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/115       4.6.1866                    Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 4 Jun 1866.
                                            
                                            Letter marked 'lundi'; informs him that he is 
                                            leaving in the morning and that he has sent the 
                                            courier to Berlin; requests opinion on policy of 
                                            Bismarck and Austria. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/116       6.1866                      Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; Jun 1866.
                                            
                                            Letter marked 'samedi'; quote from Brunnow's 
                                            telegram of the 8th of June regarding the 
                                            ministerial crisis in British politics; problems 
                                            with the Reform Bill have necessitated them 
                                            contacting the Queen at Balmoral. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/117       16.6.1866                   Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 16 Jun 1866.
                                            
                                            Requests Lord Clarendon's opinion on the German 
                                            Confederation; the Minister in Frankfurt has not 
                                            resigned; informs him of details from Brunnow's 
                                            telegrams; the first related to Lord Russell's 
                                            announcement about the Cabinet; the second to Lord 
                                            Derby's conflict with the Queen about the formation
                                            of the Cabinet and foreign affairs. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/118       1.7.1866 (c)                Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 1 Jul 1866 (c).
                                            
                                            Informs him that he is sending on a letter to him; 
                                            requests he pass on his best wishes to Lady 
                                            Buchanan; he will leave St Petersburg on the 5th.
                                            
                                            Copy of letter to Prince Gorchakov from Brunnow 
                                            dated London 26 Jun - 6 Jul 1866; refers to the 
                                            personal relationship between the Prince and 
                                            Buchanan and how this is viewed in London. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/119       1866 (c)                    Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 1866 (c).
                                            
                                            Letter marked 'dimanche'; thanks him for his 
                                            communications; he has sent a courier to Brunnow; 
                                            he hopes Brunnow has spoken with Lumley; send best 
                                            wishes to Lady Buchanan. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/120       1866 (c)                    Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 1866 (c).
                                            
                                            Letter marked 'a Samedi'; informs him that the 
                                            marriage will be on Thursday. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/121       1.7.1866                    Letter in French from Monsieur Catagazy to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 1 Jul 1866.
                                            
                                            Accepts his invitation; states that Prince 
                                            Gorchakov requests further information from him and
                                            Lady Buchanan; congratulates him on this occasion 
                                            [unspecified].
                                            
Bu 20/122       26.3.1866                   Letter from Monsieur Walanaroff to Sir A. Buchanan;
                                            26 Mar 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he hopes to send further 
                                            information on plague conditions; informs him of 
                                            the symptoms and the number of deaths he has seen; 
                                            states that he has not been able to trace 
                                            statistics; he is concerned of the effect should it
                                            be transmitted abroad. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/123       29.3.1866                   Letter from Monsieur Walanaroff to Sir A. Buchanan;
                                            29 Mar 1866.
                                            
                                            Reports that typhus is at almost epidemic 
                                            proportions in St Petersburg; makes comment on the 
                                            number of cases. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/124       27.3.1866                   Letter from Monsieur Walanaroff to Sir A. Buchanan;
                                            27 Mar 1866.
                                            
                                            Reports that he is sending information from the 
                                            medical authorities about the epidemic [typhus]. 1 
                                            f
                                            
Bu 20/125       4.4.1866-23.5.1866          Letter in French from Monsieur Walanaroff to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan; 4 Apr 1866 - 23 May 1866.
                                            
                                            Gives further details of the epidemic [typhus]; 
                                            informs him of the methods used to control and of 
                                            the numbers believed to be dead. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 20/126       27.3.1866-8.4.1866          Letter from Monsieur Walanaroff to Sir A. Buchanan;
                                            27 Mar - 8 Apr 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him he is unable to pass on public health 
                                            information until tomorrow; he will forward a 
                                            statement based on the clearest medical authority 
                                            and 'calculated to meet Lord Russell's wisdom'; he 
                                            does not think there is much chance of a 
                                            satisfactory answer being found. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/127       26.3.1866-7.4.1866          Incomplete unsigned letter in French to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 26 Mar - 7 Apr 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him of developments in medical plans to 
                                            cope with the typhus epidemic. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/128       23.1.1866                   Letter from Monsieur de Helmersen to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 23 Jan 1866.
                                            
                                            Letter of presentation of gift from Imperial Mines 
                                            Museum offered with the approval of the Minister of
                                            Finance [Reuteurn] and the Emperor. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/129       11.5.1865-23.5.1865         Letter in French from A. Budberg, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia to Sir A. Buchanan; 11-23 May 1865.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he too is waiting for statistics 
                                            to be forwarded to him. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/130       3.12.1866-15.12.1866        Unsigned letter in French to Sir A. Buchanan; 3 - 
                                            15 Dec 1866.
                                            
                                            States that the Comte de Berg requests that he 
                                            inform him of his opinion [unspecified subject]. 1 
                                            f
                                            
Bu 20/131       22.6.1866                   Letter in French to Sir A. Buchanan; 22 Jun 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him he has received information from 
                                            Michell; gives details of movements of troops in 
                                            Central Asia, especially between Tashkent and 
                                            Turkestan; the troops will remain the provinces 
                                            until Spring; assures him he will pass on any 
                                            further information which becomes available to him.
                                            1 f
                                            
Bu 20/132       9.1.1866 (c)                Letter in French to Sir A. Buchanan; 9 Jan 1866 
                                            (c).
                                            
                                            Discusses the appointment to the post of 'Governor 
                                            General of the New Russia.' 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/133       1865-1866                   Letter in French from A. Barel, to Sir A. Buchanan;
                                            1865-1866.
                                            
                                            Letter marked 'a Samedi matin'; apologises for this
                                            being only a short letter; puts his services at the
                                            disposal of the Ambassador [Buchanan]. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/134       26.3.1866-8.4.1866          Letter in French from E. de Tadberg to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 26 Mar - 8 Apr 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the Emperor's order have been 
                                            telegraphed to Colonels Mansfield and Crealon. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/135       28.6.1866                   Letter in French from E. de Tadberg to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 28 Jun 1866.
                                            
                                            Apologises for not arriving at his [Buchanan's] 
                                            dinner party held to entertain the Princess of 
                                            Oldenburg. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/136       20.5.1865                   Letter in French to Sir A. Buchanan; 20 May 1865.
                                            
                                            Introduction letter from Mr Thompson; sends best 
                                            wishes to Lady Buchanan. 1 f
                                            
Bu 20/137       1865-1866                   Letter in French to Sir A. Buchanan; 1865-1866.
                                            
                                            Letter marked 'le mercredi'; informs him that he 
                                            has not enough time to visit him during this stay; 
                                            should he decide to stay longer he will call round.
                                            1 f
                                            
Bu 21/ 1-31     1867                        Letters from Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 1867.
                                            
                                            Letters received by Sir A. Buchanan, whilst 
                                            Ambassador in St Petersburg from Lord Stanley and 
                                            E. Hammond of the Foreign Office; expressing 
                                            concern over Russian ambition in the Balkans, with 
                                            reference to the possibility that Russia would 
                                            encourage a revolt against Turkish rule, and in 
                                            Central Asia; the letters also reflect distrust of 
                                            French foreign policy with regard to Turkey; there 
                                            are also references to Italy and to Luxembourg. 1 
                                            volume
                                            
Bu 21/1         8.1.1867                    Letter from 14th Earl of Derby [E. Stanley], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 8 Jan 1867.
                                            
                                            Discusses Brunnow's attitude to the new portion of 
                                            the [German] Principalities and the French desire 
                                            to hold a conference to recognize their new status;
                                            comments on the possibility of Crete becoming part 
                                            of Greece and states that the British Government 
                                            were adopting a neutral stance on that question. 2 
                                            ff
                                            
Bu 21/2         9.1.1867                    Letter from 14th Earl of Derby [E. Stanley], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 9 Jan 1867.
                                            
                                            Comments on the situation in Crete and sends him a 
                                            copy of Brunnow's despatch on the subject; reports 
                                            that the Russian Government had proposed that the 
                                            Serbian Fortresses should be given to the Porte; 
                                            Russia wished to remain neutral and had suggested 
                                            that England and France should do the same. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 21/3         22.1.1867                   Letter from 14th Earl of Derby [E. Stanley], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 22 Jan 1867.
                                            
                                            Discusses the civil war in Serbia and the position 
                                            of Belgrade; comments on Brunnow's attitude to 
                                            Crete and the Russian desire to see it remain 
                                            independent; refers to Greece and to reports of 
                                            disturbances in Moldavia. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 21/4         29.1.1867                   Letter from 14th Earl Stanley, Foreign Office, 
                                            London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            29 Jan 1867.
                                            
                                            Comments on Mansfield's report that a war between 
                                            Russia and Austria was not impossible; states that 
                                            this was surprising despite the ill feeling which 
                                            existed between the two countries over Poland and 
                                            Galicia; informs him that Fane had reported that 
                                            Moustier and his government were to take a firm 
                                            line with Turkey and that Moustier saw the 
                                            annexation of Crete to Greece as a necessity; the 
                                            French Ambassador had told him that the Emperor 
                                            wished to take out a large loan to be spent on 
                                            public works. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 21/5         6.2.1867                    Letter from 14th Earl of Derby [E. Stanley], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 6 Feb 1867.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his despatches; states that Brunnow 
                                            seems to have confined himself to facts; discusses 
                                            European politics with reference to the aspirations
                                            of the great powers including Prussia, Russia, 
                                            Austria and France. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 21/6         20.2.1867                   Letter from 14th Earl of Derby [E. Stanley], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 20 Feb 1867.
                                            
                                            Reports that there were no new developments in the 
                                            Eastern Question and Crete and that none were 
                                            likely until spring; states that Moustier had not 
                                            confided in him; informs him that Lord Lyons had 
                                            telegraphed to say that the Turkish Government 
                                            hoped to settle the Serbian question with a 
                                            proposition on Belgrade, but that he had not 
                                            supplied details; reports that accounts from Italy 
                                            were not good and that there was uncertainty over 
                                            the relationship of France and Belgium; states that
                                            the British Parliament seemed anxious to settle the
                                            [electoral] reform issue. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 21/7         6.3.1867                    Letter from 14th Earl of Derby [E. Stanley], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 6 Mar 1867.
                                            
                                            Comments on Turkey and the Eastern Question; states
                                            that the suggested provision of a separate 
                                            administration and judiciary for Christians and 
                                            Muslims would not be workable. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 21/8         20.3.1867                   Letter from 14th Earl of Derby [E. Stanley], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 20 Mar 1867.
                                            
                                            States that he should not worry about Gorchakov 
                                            acquiring copies of his despatches; reports he had 
                                            met with Brunnow and that they had discussed Crete,
                                            Turkey and the position of the Christians and 
                                            Muslims in Serbia. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 21/9         3.4.1867                    Letter from 14th Earl of Derby [E. Stanley], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 3 Apr 1867.
                                            
                                            States that he had not seen Brunnow and had no news
                                            of the Eastern Question; reports that the situation
                                            in Luxembourg appeared serious; states that the 
                                            Emperor would not give way and that he had been 
                                            encouraged by Bismarck; Bernstorff believed war was
                                            inevitable; discusses the portion of British 
                                            Columbia, which he felt was in a position that was 
                                            impossible to defend, and states that its 
                                            commercial relations were with California. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 21/10/1-2    17.4.1867                   Letter from 14th Earl of Derby, [E. Stanley], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 17 Apr 1867.
                                            
                                            Encloses a copy of a letter which he sent to 
                                            Berlin; reports he had met with Brunnow who had 
                                            denied reports by Mansfield of a military build up 
                                            in Russia; hoped that the war in Crete would soon 
                                            be settled; informs him that the Russian sale of 
                                            land in America had not caused any interest amongst
                                            the public in England.
                                            
                                            Copy letter from Lord Stanley, Foreign Office, 
                                            London, to A. Loftus, Berlin, Prussia; 17 Apr 1867;
                                            comments on the situation in Luxembourg and on the 
                                            British dispute with Spain; refers to Belgium and 
                                            to the electoral reform in England. 5 ff
                                            
Bu 21/11        8.7.1867                    Letter from 14th Earl Derby [E. Stanley], Foreign 
                                            Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia; 8 July 1867.
                                            
                                            Reports that he had met with Brunnow but that he 
                                            could not rely on the information given to him and 
                                            asks him to report that England was receiving 
                                            contradictory statements from Russian officials; 
                                            comments on the situation in Crete which was going 
                                            badly for the Turks; the execution of Maximilian in
                                            Mexico had caused unease in Berlin and there was a 
                                            feeling that Napoleon would attempt to recover his 
                                            prestige; informs him that the Viceroy of Egypt was
                                            in London. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 21/12        18.9.1867                   Letter from 14th Earl of Derby [E. Stanley], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 18 Sep 1867.
                                            
                                            Comments on the change in French policy towards the
                                            Eastern Question, which he felt was due to Austrian
                                            influence used at Salzburg; states that he believes
                                            the struggle in Crete is almost over. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 21/13        2.10.1867                   Letter from 14th Earl of Derby [E. Stanley], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 2 Oct 1867.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his despatches; states that it did 
                                            not matter whether or not Gorchakov retired but 
                                            that his attitude to Austria proved Beust had 
                                            caused Napoleon to alter his policy to Turkey; 
                                            informs him that the Queen of Holland had been 
                                            staying at Knowsley; states that the King of 
                                            Hanover [Ernest Augustus] had agreed to accept the 
                                            indemnity offered by Prussia; comments on the 
                                            failure of Garibaldi's attempt on Rome; informs him
                                            that British policy to Russian tariffs was not 
                                            changed and that rates should be reduced whenever 
                                            possible. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 21/14/1-2    16.10.1867                  Letter from 14th Earl of Derby [E. Stanley] Foreign
                                            Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia; 16 Oct 1867.
                                            
                                            Encloses a copy of a letter sent to Augustus Loftus
                                            on the Roman Question.
                                            
                                            Copy letter from 14th Earl of Derby [E. Stanley], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Loftus, Berlin, 
                                            Prussia; 16 Oct 1867; comments on the situation in 
                                            Rome and speculates on the possibility that 
                                            Napoleon will send troops to protect the Pope; 
                                            states that this may lead to war between France and
                                            Prussia. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 21/15        30.10.1867                  Letter from 14th Earl of Derby [E. Stanley], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 30 Oct 1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he was glad Russia was to adopt a 
                                            moderate policy to Crete and that Gorchakov had 
                                            been expressing his own views rather than those of 
                                            his government; states that foreign policy was 
                                            being dominated by the Roman question and that a 
                                            conference would probably settle the position of 
                                            the Pope and maintain the peace; states that 
                                            Brunnow 'had been improving upon fact' as usual. 2 
                                            ff
                                            
Bu 21/16        22.1.1867                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 22 Jan 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            States that he will not send any official 
                                            communication to Cortozza; informs him that he does
                                            not think that the Russian influence on the Eastern
                                            Question is crucial; comments on Brunnow's 
                                            statement that Russia will not allow Turkey to 
                                            attack Greece, which he feels is not an accurate 
                                            reflection of Russian policy. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 21/17/1-2    6.2.1867                    Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 6 Feb 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Reports he has met with Brunnow and has discussed 
                                            the Eastern Question and British representations to
                                            Gorchakov on the subject; encloses a copy of a 
                                            letter from Glascott; instructs him in the correct 
                                            form of address to be used in corresponding with 
                                            the Prince of Wales.
                                            
                                            Letter from A. Glasscott, Edinburgh, Scotland, to 
                                            Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London; 30 Jan 1867;
                                            concerns the accuracy of the boundary map covering 
                                            the area of the border between Turkey and Persia. 5
                                            ff
                                            
Bu 21/18        20.2.1867                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 20 Feb 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his suggestions on the issue of the 
                                            Turkish/Persian boundary maps; states that he did 
                                            not rely on Grenville Murray's comments on Russia; 
                                            discusses the situation in Greece and Turkey and 
                                            hoped that problems in Belgrade would soon be 
                                            settled and reports that Aali Pasha had told Lyons 
                                            that a proposal would be made which would be 
                                            acceptable to all sides; comments on domestic 
                                            politics and the course being pursued by Disraeli; 
                                            informs him that the Princess of Wales had given 
                                            birth to a baby girl [Louise]. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 21/19        6.3.1867                    Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 6 Mar 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Comments upon the deceit being employed between 
                                            Austria, France and Russia on Eastern affairs; 
                                            discusses Disraeli and the Reform Bill; reports 
                                            that the press claimed Gorchakov was in a dangerous
                                            position. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 21/20        20.3.1867                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 20 Mar 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Comments on domestic politics with reference to the
                                            lack of unity in both the Conservative and Liberal 
                                            parties and on the fate of the [Reform] Bill, which
                                            he feared would fail; discusses the Eastern 
                                            Question and comments on the Russian publication of
                                            correspondence on that question from 1860/1; 
                                            informs him that he should receive a despatch from 
                                            Elliot on the subject of Turkey. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 21/21        3.4.1867                    Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 3 Apr 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Comments on the recent deal between Russia and the 
                                            U.S.A., stating that it made no difference to 
                                            England; states that he would receive a copy of 
                                            Moustier's memorandum on the Eastern Question; 
                                            discusses Napoleon's ambitions in Luxembourg, 
                                            suggesting that Bismarck may have encouraged him; 
                                            refers to domestic politics stating that Disraeli 
                                            did 'not have much at his disposal to buy 
                                            popularity' in the forthcoming budget; informs him 
                                            that the Princess of Wales' health was improved. 4 
                                            ff
                                            
Bu 21/22/1-2    20.4.1867                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 20 Apr 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Comments on the disagreement between France and 
                                            Germany over Luxembourg; Beust had made a 
                                            suggestion that Luxembourg be granted to Belgium in
                                            exchange for some Belgian territory but that the 
                                            King of the Belgians had refused; states that the 
                                            Russians were not likely to take advantage of this 
                                            situation by acting in the East; discusses the sale
                                            of Russian land [Alaska] by the U.S.A. and notes 
                                            that the Hudson Bay Company had refused to buy the 
                                            land from Russia in the past; discusses the health 
                                            of the Princess of Wales.
                                            
                                            Extract of a letter, Galati, Romania; 8 Apr 1867; 
                                            states that Russian troops had been seen assembling
                                            on the Austrian frontier. 6 ff
                                            
Bu 21/23        30.4.1867                   Copy telegram from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, 
                                            London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            30 Apr 1867.
                                            
                                            Discusses the attempt of Brunnow to exclude Belgium
                                            from the forthcoming conference on Luxembourg; 
                                            states that in his opinion, Belgium should be 
                                            included. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 21/24        1.5.1867                    Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 1 May 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Comments on Brunnow's attempt to exclude Belgium 
                                            from the conference on Luxembourg and states that 
                                            he was glad that Lord Stanley realised Brunnow was 
                                            being difficult; discusses the possible outcome of 
                                            the conference and the attitudes of Bismarck and 
                                            the King of Holland; states that Napoleon and the 
                                            French people were grateful for English support; 
                                            comments on the difficulty between Spain and 
                                            England which was being handled by Crampton in 
                                            Madrid; informs him that diplomats were attempting 
                                            to assist the King of Hanover settle his dispute 
                                            with Prussia. 5 ff
                                            
Bu 21/25        15.5.1867                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 15 May 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            States that the conference on Luxembourg had been a
                                            success and that 'Gorchakov and his Emperor might 
                                            go to Paris'; informs him that the Queen was due to
                                            go to Balmoral; comments on the apparent desire of 
                                            Russia and France to interfere in Turkish affairs; 
                                            discusses the slow progress of the Reform Bill 
                                            through Parliament. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 21/26        29.5.1867                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 29 May 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Comments on possible attempt of Gorchakov to cause 
                                            trouble in Paris for the Greeks and states that he 
                                            will not succeed if Lord Stanley remained firm; 
                                            informs him that the King of Prussia would be in 
                                            Paris a few days before the departure of the 
                                            Russian Emperor. 1 f
                                            
Bu 21/27        12.6.1867                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 12 June 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            States that he was sorry to hear of his recent 
                                            accident; comments on the Russian Emperor's recent 
                                            visit to Paris, which he did not feel would make 
                                            relations between Russia and France any closer. 1 f
                                            
Bu 21/28        10.7.1867                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 10 July 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Requests that he sort out the 'map affair' 
                                            [boundary map of Turkey and Persia] and states that
                                            he did not wish Glascott to remain in St 
                                            Petersburg; informs him that Gorchakov had told the
                                            Italian Government that England had agreed to allow
                                            French and Russian ships to go to Crete to evacuate
                                            women and children; comments on the situation in 
                                            Crete. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 21/29        2.7.1867                    Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 2 Jul 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the map he had requested had to be
                                            obtained from Constantinople; states that his 
                                            commercial reports were promising; informs him that
                                            the French had sent ships to Crete and speculates 
                                            on their motivation which may have been to cause 
                                            trouble with Prussia; states that Brunnow was 
                                            anxious to know what the French stated their 
                                            position to be to the English Government. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 21/30        4.9.1867                    Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 4 Sep 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he was in London for a month; 
                                            states that there was not much news apart from the 
                                            activities of Gorchakov; comments on an article in 
                                            the Daily News contrasting the Russian and Turkish 
                                            systems of government and then drawing conclusions 
                                            favourable to Turkey; did not feel that Russian 
                                            policy could cause further damage to Crete; informs
                                            him that Lord Stanley was on at Balmoral and that 
                                            accounts of the Princess of Wales, who was visiting
                                            Wiesbaden, were good; states that Thornton was to 
                                            succeed Paget at Lisbon but that his successor in 
                                            Rio was not yet named. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 21/31        18.9.1867                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 18 Sep 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Comments on the French change of policy to the 
                                            Eastern Question and the disappointment expressed 
                                            by Gorchakov; states that he was amused by his 
                                            accounts of Brunnow's reports; speculates on the 
                                            possibility of a change in the French Ministry; 
                                            discusses Russian commerce and the tariff question;
                                            gives details of diplomatic appointments, stating 
                                            that Thornton was to move to Lisbon, Lyons to Paris
                                            and Elliot to Constantinople but states that 
                                            Erskine would not make room for Stuart to move to 
                                            Greece; states that both domestic and foreign 
                                            politics were quiet. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 22/ 1-112    1866-1867                   Letters from various correspondents to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 1866-1867.
                                            
                                            Letters received by Sir A. Buchanan whilst in St 
                                            Petersburg; several letters are from Augustus 
                                            Loftus, Berlin, commenting on relations between the
                                            European powers, with reference to events 
                                            concerning Luxembourg, the Balkans and attempts by 
                                            Prussia to consolidate her position in Germany; 
                                            letters from C. Mansfield, Warsaw, concern the 
                                            economic and financial position of Poland, Russian 
                                            influence, disorder in the country and the 
                                            development of a railway system; other letters 
                                            refer to family matters, including the death of 
                                            Buchanan's mother [24 Feb 1867] and to 'routine' 
                                            matters, including gifts sent to the Prince of 
                                            Wales from Russia. 1 volume
                                            
Bu 22/1         15.12.1866                  Letter from J. Murray, London, England to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 15 Dec 1866.
                                            
                                            Informs him that Hammond has requested he read his 
                                            [Buchanan's] letter about 'Mr Consul Campbell' of 
                                            Helsingor; he does agree with his opinion of Mr 
                                            Campbell; gives reasons for the rejection of 
                                            Campbell's plea for a raise in salary. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/2         22.3.1867                   Letter from Sir A. Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan; 22 Mar 1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the Prince of Wales is recovering;
                                            Lord Stanley reports he [Prince of Wales] is out of
                                            danger; General Seymour has returned from the Duke 
                                            of Augustenburg's funeral; mentions alliance 
                                            between Prussia, Bavaria and Baden; discusses of 
                                            the sale of Luxembourg to France; he [Loftus] is 
                                            unsure of Russian and Prussian policy in the East; 
                                            he thinks Bismarck could save Prussia; informs him 
                                            that the French Emperor has sent a letter to the 
                                            King on the occasion of the opening of the 
                                            Exhibition in Paris; informs him that today was the
                                            King's birthday and of the sittings of the German 
                                            Parliament; states that 'Dizz has brought the gov. 
                                            into a pretty fix'; sends regards to Lady Buchanan.
                                            2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/3         5.4.1867                    Letter from Sir A. Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 5 Apr 1867.
                                            
                                            Updates him on the Luxembourg question and the role
                                            of Bismarck; relates the opinion of Benedette 
                                            [Benedetti]; discusses of the possibility of the 
                                            Prussians going to war; inquires if he [Buchanan] 
                                            has further information on Candia [Crete]; remarks 
                                            on possible Austro-Prussian alliance. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 22/4         9.4.1867                    Letter from Sir A. Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 9 Apr 1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him that Lady Augustus has written to thank
                                            Lady Buchanan; he hopes the church in Baden will be
                                            consecrated soon; comments on European politics, 
                                            the sale of Luxembourg and the role of Bismarck; he
                                            [Loftus] is convinced France 'mean war'; predicts 
                                            war will begin within two months, that Russia will 
                                            'hold aloof' but all is dependant on Austrian 
                                            behaviour; discussion of the impact of the Eastern 
                                            Question; inquires about American affairs. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 22/5         17.4.1867                   Telegram in German to Sir A. Buchanan; 17 Apr 1867.
                                            
                                            Gives information regarding French armaments and 
                                            reserve troop forces. 1 f
                                            
Bu 22/6         3.5.1867                    Letter from Sir A. Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 3 May 1867.
                                            
                                            Discusses the success of the London Conference; he 
                                            has heard reports of a secret meeting between 
                                            Bismarck and Gorchakoff [Gorchakov] in Poland; he 
                                            has been made aware of the offer of naval 
                                            assistance made to Russia by America; speculates on
                                            Brunnow's behaviour at the Conference; he is sure 
                                            the Luxembourg question will be settled on French 
                                            terms. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/7         17.5.1867                   Letter from Sir A. Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 17 May 1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him of the impact of the success of the 
                                            London Conference in Prussia; the Crown Prince and 
                                            Princess are to travel to Paris; if their trip is 
                                            successful the King, accompanied by Bismarck, will 
                                            visit to meet with the Emperor of Russia; informs 
                                            him of news on the Eastern Question; discusses 
                                            politics at home and comments that he has heard 
                                            Gladstone is in a very 'excited nervous state'; 
                                            sends regards to Lady Buchanan.
                                            
Bu 22/8         31.5.1867                   Letter from Sir A. Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 31 May 1867.
                                            
                                            Reports that the Emperor of Russia arrived 
                                            yesterday; he [Loftus] has not seen Bismarck since 
                                            he returned from Potsdam; the Prussian [Royal] 
                                            visit to Paris was a success; speculates on what 
                                            Gorchakoff [Gorchakov] is planning; gives dates of 
                                            the planned meeting of the Emperor and the King; 
                                            comments on the 'Derby' and the winners; remarks 
                                            that the settlement of Germany has developed into a
                                            more moderate question; informs him that Benedette 
                                            [Benedetti] is shortly to leave for Paris. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 22/9         14.6.1867                   Letter from Sir A. Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 14 Jun 1867.
                                            
                                            States that he was sorry of hear of his 'mishap'; 
                                            informs him that the Czar [Tsar] is regarded as the
                                            new Polignac; reports that there has been a lot of 
                                            talk with 'no practical result'; Bismarck has told 
                                            him [Loftus] of Gorchakoff's [Gorchakov] opinions 
                                            on Russian reform and Christian grievances; remarks
                                            that the Emperor's [Russia] visit to Paris was not 
                                            well received in Russia; there is no further news 
                                            about Bavaria; he is curious as to the actions of 
                                            the Austrian Emperor; sends regards to Lady 
                                            Buchanan.
                                            
Bu 22/10        15.6.1867                   Letter from Sir A. Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 15 Jun 1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him he was incorrect in reporting that Lord
                                            Stanley had visited Paris; requests he inform him 
                                            by return messenger of his health; the King has 
                                            returned to Potsdam and the Emperor arrives 
                                            tomorrow. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/11        29.6.1867                   Letter from Sir A. Loftus, Berlin, Prussia to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 29 Jun 1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him the Crown Prince of Italy will visit 
                                            Berlin on his way to St Petersburg; the King 
                                            [Prussia] will not be resident in Berlin; Thile 
                                            will make excuses on his behalf; comments on 
                                            Prussian displeasure with the interpretation made 
                                            by Lord Derby of the Luxembourg question; Lord 
                                            Stanley has been conversing with Bernstorff; 
                                            discusses developments in Turkey and Greece with 
                                            reference to Bismarck's policy; reports that 
                                            Bismarck is in the country; he [Loftus] thinks 
                                            little of the Royal [Prussian] visit to Paris; 
                                            remarks on Lord Vane's appointment to St 
                                            Petersburg. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 22/12        12.7.1867                   Letter from Sir A. Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 12 Jul 1867.
                                            
                                            Comments that his last correspondence contradicts 
                                            his previous views on the Emperor; gives details of
                                            social events in Berlin; Bismarck is with his wife 
                                            in Baden; relates 'disquiet' felt in Berlin about 
                                            the French sortie to Mexico; details of the 
                                            Austrian Emperor's visit to Paris and of hostility 
                                            to Prussia; Thornton is to be appointed to Lisbon 
                                            and John Lumley to Rio; sends best wishes to Lady 
                                            Buchanan.
                                            
Bu 22/13        1.1.1867                    Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland to Sir
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 1 Jan 1867.
                                            
                                            States his belief that the Poles will behave 
                                            reasonably; he is concerned that they will be 
                                            troubled by the 'new synod for the United Greeks'; 
                                            gives brief details of proposals for a German synod
                                            of Roman Catholics; sends regards to Lady Buchanan.
                                            2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/14        8.1.1867                    Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 8 Jan 1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the Poles are disturbed by reports
                                            of the abolition of the Kingdom; the Count has 
                                            returned in high spirits; discussion of possible 
                                            changes in the 'Milutine programme'; he [Mansfield]
                                            does not think the Count will behave in a manner 
                                            contrary to the wishes of the Emperor; sends good 
                                            wishes for the new year. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/15        8.2.1867                    Letter from Sir A. Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 8 Feb 1867.
                                            
                                            States that he is sure that a settlement on the 
                                            Eastern Question will be made between France and 
                                            Russia; Austria has reversed her national policy to
                                            be in line with Russia; gives details of Bismarck's
                                            predictions of Eastern developments; Benedetti is 
                                            reserved in expressing his opinions publicly; brief
                                            mention of the Porte; he has just returned from 
                                            seeing Princess Alice off, her marriage will take 
                                            place in May; sends best wishes to Lady Buchanan. 3
                                            ff
                                            
Bu 22/16        11.2.1867                   Letter from Sir A. Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 11 Feb 1867.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his 'kind expression of sympathy'; 
                                            relates that changes in Poland have not produced 
                                            the changes expected in Paris and London; discusses
                                            the motives of Gorchakov in promoting the Polish 
                                            cause; the war in Crete appears to be ended; Turkey
                                            will not remain quiet; Bismarck will want to 
                                            consolidate the Prussian position in Germany; 
                                            informs him of his [Loftus] social plans with 
                                            Benedetti; Milbanke is to return to The Hague, 
                                            Cowley will give up after the Prince of Wales visit
                                            to Paris; thanks him [Buchanan] for the Caviar.
                                            
Bu 22/17        22.1.1867                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 22 Jan 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him of his belief that there will be major 
                                            differences between the Russian and Austrian 
                                            Governments; his informant has told him of plans 
                                            for Russian troop movements and of a visit by the 
                                            Emperor; this story has been verified by another 
                                            source; Count Berg has held a military council 
                                            under secret conditions; relations with Austria are
                                            becoming increasingly hostile.
                                            
Bu 22/18        15.1.1867                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 15 Jan 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he presented Mr Marmont to the 
                                            Field Marshal [unspecified]; they are anxious for 
                                            the planned railway to go ahead; communications 
                                            between Warsaw and Moscow would allow the export of
                                            Russian cereals; he [Mansfield] relates details of 
                                            his conversation on Polish affairs with the Field 
                                            Marshall; they are sure the Kingdom will still be 
                                            called Poland; informs him that M. Koskohl 'vice 
                                            directeur des cultes' is to visit with the aim of 
                                            settling the 'ecclesiastical question.' 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/19        7.2.1867                    Letter from C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 7 Feb 1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him of his after-dinner conversation with 
                                            the Count; he did not commit himself on the Polish 
                                            bank or the Code Napoléon; gives details of the 
                                            development of the East Prussian railway which is 
                                            awaiting ratification from St Petersburg. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/20        21.2.1867                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 21 Feb 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Further information relating to despatch number 10 
                                            and financial arrangements; the Polish Russians are
                                            'gloomy' about financial problems in St Petersburg;
                                            sends best wishes to Lady Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/21        12.3.1867                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 12 Mar 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he has given a letter of 
                                            introduction to Mr Vignoles; he has been 
                                            recommended to the authorities in St Petersburg to 
                                            tender for the Moscow Kieff [Kiev] line; his next 
                                            despatch will concern the King of Prussia. 1 f
                                            
Bu 22/22        26.3.1867                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 26 Mar 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Remarks on how uninteresting Warsaw is; he is 
                                            continuing to watch for signs of military 
                                            preparations; the press is full of reports of 
                                            financial disaster and railway development; he has 
                                            sure Mr Vignoles will succeed in his tender for the
                                            Brescz and Moscow line; sends kind regards to Lady 
                                            Buchanan. 1 f
                                            
Bu 22/23        7.4.1867                    Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 7 Apr 1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him that there is no further news to that 
                                            contained in the despatches.
                                            
Bu 22/24        29.6.1867                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 29 Jun 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the telegraph office have a 
                                            connection to Bucharest;
                                            
                                            Postscript relating details of rumours of war and 
                                            the preparation of the Government.
                                            
                                            Russia & Baltic Provinces & St Petersburg 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/25        15.4.1867                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 15 Apr 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him that there is general discussion of the
                                            level of Russian armaments in Poland; the Commander
                                            of the Royal Cavalry is selecting his regiments; 
                                            financial institutions are concerned by the 
                                            blockade of Hamburg, Stettin and Dantzig [Danzig].
                                            
Bu 22/26        15.4.1867                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 15 Apr 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the Emperor [unspecified] will 
                                            visit but stay only two days; this visit is being 
                                            looked forward to by the Russians and not the 
                                            Poles. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/27        30.5.1867                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 30 May 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him of the preparation for the visit of the
                                            Emperor [unspecified]; the Poles are 'hurrying to 
                                            get out of town before his arrival'; the visit 
                                            coincides with the annual Warsaw wool fair.
                                            
Bu 22/28        22.6.1867                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 22 Jun 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            States that he is sending documents by Lord 
                                            Powerscourt; explains problems with the messengers 
                                            due to Gorchakoff [Gorchakov], Talleyrand and 
                                            Benedetti being in Paris; informs him that the 
                                            Emperor is in a bad mood despite his good 
                                            reception. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/29        29.6.1867                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 29 Jun 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Remarks on relief felt by Poles now the Emperor has
                                            left; relates the series of blunders made by the 
                                            Court during the visit; gives details of the ball 
                                            held in honour of the Emperor; he [Emperor] was 
                                            well received by the public. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/30        26.4.1867                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 26 Apr 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            The only new news relates to military rumours; 
                                            remarks on the qualities of his Prussian colleague 
                                            who was employed on 'special service' by Bismarck; 
                                            there are no 'warlike preparations.'
                                            
Bu 22/31        20.7.1867                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 20 Jul 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Accompanying letter to despatches relating to the 
                                            Imperial visit; notes that everyone coming from St 
                                            Petersburg agrees the Emperor is anti-Poland; 
                                            remarks on the floods and the cholera epidemic. 2 
                                            ff
                                            
Bu 22/32        11.8.1867                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 11 Aug 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            States that he hopes the cholera will not reach St 
                                            Petersburg; many people have left Warsaw to escape 
                                            the disease; he was glad to meet Fane; sends best 
                                            wishes to Lady Buchanan.
                                            
                                            Postscript remarking that the Prussians are not 
                                            happy.
                                            
Bu 22/33        6.9.1867                    Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 6 Sep 1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him of the level of pressure from Prussia 
                                            on Poland; remarks on how difficult it is to get 
                                            information as the Polish employees have been 
                                            'driven out' of office; he has heard his [Buchanan]
                                            intention to return home for the winter; remarks on
                                            how pleased Lady Buchanan must be by this.
                                            
Bu 22/34        19.9.1867                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 19 Sep 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Gives details of disturbances in the district 
                                            between Sielce and Biala; the peasants assaulted a 
                                            Russian priest; he will give further information in
                                            his next despatch; informs him that 'several 
                                            hundred picked men' have been sent to the country; 
                                            the Chief of Police and General Moller are 
                                            constantly on the move. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/35        11.10.1867                  Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 11 Oct 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Relates details of military preparations advanced 
                                            to him by his informer; the Ultra party continues 
                                            to denounce the Germans; Russians have told him it 
                                            would be relatively easy to arouse anti-German 
                                            feeling throughout Russia, especially in the Centre
                                            and South. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/36        9.5.1867                    Letter from Brussels, Belgium to Sir A. Buchanan; 9
                                            May 1867.
                                            
                                            Explains the reasons for the bag being delayed; a 
                                            special messenger will be sent to Calais; suggests 
                                            possible methods to rectify the problem of a 
                                            missing messenger.
                                            
Bu 22/37        26.5.1867-7.6.1867          Letter in French from Monsieur Westmann to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 26 May - 7 June 1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the Empress has telegraphed 
                                            inviting two Ambassadors to visit on Sunday; he has
                                            the honour of inviting him [Buchanan] and Lady 
                                            Buchanan. 1 f
                                            
Bu 22/38        7.5.1867                    Letter from Monsieur Walanaroff to Sir A. Buchanan;
                                            7 May 1867.
                                            
                                            Expresses his opinion that America could be the New
                                            World in geographical and economic terms. 1 f
                                            
Bu 22/39        29.6.1867                   Letter from Monsieur Walanaroff, Ligovo, Russia, to
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 29 June 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Thanks him and Lady Buchanan for staying in Ligorno
                                            until he and Madame Walanaroff arrive. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/40        29.6.1867                   Letter from A. Robertson, Edinburgh, Scotland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 29 Jun 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Requests he inform him of any knowledge he may have
                                            of overseas institutions set up for the 
                                            'reformation of Ladies addicted to habits of 
                                            intemperance'.
                                            
                                            Postscript stating that they have a mutual 
                                            acquaintance in Mr Yuille of Darleith. 1 f
                                            
Bu 22/41        1867                        Letter from Monsieur Walanaroff to Sir A. Buchanan;
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he is to arrive with M. Shucky; 
                                            they have been granted an audience with the 
                                            Emperor.
                                            
Bu 22/42        1867 (c)                    Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 1867 (c).
                                            
                                            Letter marked 'vendredi'; has received a telegraph 
                                            from Baron Brunnow giving further details of the 
                                            Conference; remarks that diplomatic success will be
                                            dependent on the Ministers from the East. 1 f
                                            
Bu 22/43        1867 (c)                    Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 1867 (c).
                                            
                                            Letter marked 'mardi'; comments on their discussion
                                            on Serbia; refers to the settlement of 1860. 1 f
                                            
Bu 22/44        1867                        Copy letter from Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia, to Prince Gorchakov; 1867.
                                            
                                            Responds to being challenged on his interpretation 
                                            of events in Servia [Serbia]; he has checked his 
                                            files and discovered His Highness [unspecified] was
                                            not present.
                                            
Bu 22/45        15.1.1867                   Letter in French from Monsieur Lannay, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia, to Sir A. Buchanan; 15 Jan 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Discusses of the political affairs of Greece and 
                                            Crete; the Cabinet in St Petersburg are concerned 
                                            about the Porte; questions the influence of British
                                            and French on the Dutch Government; requests he 
                                            [Buchanan] discusses the matter with Prince 
                                            Gorchakov. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/46        1867                        Letter to C. Grey, Balmoral Castle, Aberdeenshire, 
                                            Scotland; 1867.
                                            
                                            Letter requesting he send a letter to Andrew 
                                            Buchanan on behalf of the Queen.
                                            
Bu 22/47        9.6.1867                    Letter from C. Grey, Balmoral, Aberdeenshire, 
                                            Scotland to Sir A. Buchanan; 9 Jun 1867.
                                            
                                            States that On behalf of the Queen he is quoting an
                                            extract of a letter from Mr Benson relating to Eric
                                            Buchanan being selected for the Queen's medal.
                                            
Bu 22/48        14.5.1867                   Letter from Sir T. Biddulph, Osbourne House, Isle 
                                            of Wight, England to Sir A. Buchanan; 14 May 1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he has submitted his letter to the
                                            Queen who is willing to accept the 'Album by Prince
                                            Alexander Mertchersky.' 1 f
                                            
Bu 22/49        17.6.1867                   Letter from Sir T. Biddulph, Balmoral, 
                                            Aberdeenshire, Scotland to Sir A. Buchanan; 17 Jun 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Acknowledges receipt of the album from Prince 
                                            Mertchersky and letter whilst in London; informs 
                                            him the Queen has been in residence for a month and
                                            will shortly be returning south; he [Biddluph] 
                                            thinks 'political difficulties' will prevent the 
                                            Sultan [unspecified] from visiting England or 
                                            Paris; congratulates him [Buchanan] on the 
                                            achievements of his son [Eric]. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/50        16.8.1867                   Letter from Princess Victoria, Potsdam, Prussia, to
                                            Sir A. Buchanan; 16 Aug 1867.
                                            
                                            Requests he present the enclosed printed papers for
                                            signature; they should have been signed in Paris; 
                                            sends kind regards to Lady Buchanan and hopes they 
                                            have not forgotten their friends in Berlin. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/51        17.12.1866                  Letter from the Prince of Wales [Edward VII], 
                                            Sandringham, Norfolk, England, to Sir A. Buchanan; 
                                            17 Dec 1866.
                                            
                                            Sends thanks to Count Peroffsky [Perovsky] for the 
                                            march he has composed; he is pleased to hear good 
                                            accounts of the Imperial family; states he will not
                                            forget his visit to Russia but was glad to find the
                                            Princess and children well on his return; thanks 
                                            him for his kindness in St Petersburg and sends 
                                            regards to Lady Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/52        21.12.1866                  Letter from 5th Earl of Albemarle [A. Keppel], 
                                            Sandringham, Norfolk, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 21 Dec 1866.
                                            
                                            Reports that he is forwarding a letter from the 
                                            Russian attaché in London; he is aware that the 
                                            Prince of Wales has accepted the dedication of some
                                            marches; the enclosed letter is relative to this; 
                                            requests his opinion on the payment of the 
                                            composer. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/53        11.3.1867                   Letter from Sir W. Knollys, London, England, to Sir
                                            A. Buchanan; 11 Mar 1867.
                                            
                                            Letter relating to the settlement of the Prince's 
                                            account; discussion of misunderstanding in the 
                                            currency in which it was paid. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/54        27.12.1866                  Letter from Sir W. Knollys, Sandringham, Norfolk, 
                                            to Sir A.Buchanan, St Petersburg, Prussia; 27 Dec 
                                            1866.
                                            
                                            Requests assistance in processing a book of poetry 
                                            sent from St Petersburg. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/55        22.2.1867                   Letter from Sir W. Knollys, Sandringham, Norfolk, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 22 Dec 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Conveys thanks from the Prince of Wales for his 
                                            letter; agreement of payment to be made to the 
                                            Russian composer, for the delivery of books and for
                                            accommodation; requests he send the bill for 
                                            payment when they are settled.
                                            
Bu 22/56        5.2.1867                    Letter from Sir W. Knollys, London, England, to Sir
                                            A. Buchanan; 5 Feb 1867.
                                            
                                            Requests he deliver the enclosed ring to the master
                                            of the Russian Guards on behalf of the Prince of 
                                            Wales. 1 f
                                            
Bu 22/57        19.2.1867                   Letter from Sir W. Knollys, Marlborough House, Pall
                                            Mall, London, to Sir A. Buchanan; 19 Feb 1867.
                                            
                                            Reports that he has passed on the contents of his 
                                            letter to the Prince; requests he use his 
                                            discretion; discusses the settlement of outstanding
                                            bills; reports that the Princess is suffering from 
                                            rheumatism. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/58        6.3.1867                    Letter from Sir W. Knollys, Marlborough House, Pall
                                            Mall, London, to Sir A. Buchanan; 6 Mar 1867.
                                            
                                            The Prince sends his thanks to him and Lady 
                                            Buchanan for their congratulations of the birth of 
                                            the Princess; informs him of the progress of the 
                                            child; the Princess is suffering from rheumatism; 
                                            continuing discussions of the settlement of 
                                            outstanding bills.
                                            
Bu 22/59        20.3.1867                   Letter from Sir W. Knollys, Marlborough House, 
                                            London, to Sir A. Buchanan; 20 Mar 1867.
                                            
                                            Requests he pass on the enclosed to the Grand 
                                            Duchess Michael on behalf of the Prince; he is 
                                            confident that the Princess will recover; informs 
                                            him that the Queen is much better and the King is 
                                            to arrive in an hour. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/60        1.5.1867                    Letter from Sir W. Knollys, Marlborough House, 
                                            London, to Sir A. Buchanan; 1 May 1867.
                                            
                                            Concerns music ordered by the Prince through 
                                            Teesdale; informs him that the Princess is 
                                            recovering well.
                                            
Bu 22/61        23.5.1867                   Letter from Sir W. Knollys, Marlborough House, Pall
                                            Mall, London, to Sir A. Buchanan; 23 May 1867.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his congratulations on being 
                                            conferred a house by the Queen and for settling the
                                            Prince of Wales 'little debts'; gives report on the
                                            health of the Princess; the Queen of Denmark has 
                                            gone home as the Princes are due home from Paris. 2
                                            ff
                                            
Bu 22/62        18.6.1867                   Letter from Sir W. Knollys, Marlborough House, Pall
                                            Mall, London, to Sir A. Buchanan; 18 June 1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him he has deposited £ 53 with his bankers; 
                                            acknowledges receipt of the painting; changes in 
                                            the weather have adversely affected the health of 
                                            the Princess.
                                            
Bu 22/63        21.12.1866                  Letter from H. Nevill Dering, Ashford, Kent, 
                                            England, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia;
                                            21 Dec 1866.
                                            
                                            Sends festive greetings to him and Lady Buchanan; 
                                            informs him he met his son [Edward]; he [Nevill 
                                            Dering] will return to Florence at the end of 
                                            February; comments on how difficult things have 
                                            been in St Petersburg; sends kind regards from his 
                                            father. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/64        17.5.1867                   Letter from W. Cowper [later Baron Mount Temple], 
                                            London, to Sir A. Buchanan; 17 May 1867.
                                            
                                            Letter of introduction for the Rev Herman Douglas 
                                            of Northamptonshire. 1 f
                                            
Bu 22/65        17.5.1867                   Letter from W. Cowper [later Baron Mount Temple], 
                                            London, England, to Sir A. Buchanan; 17 May 1867.
                                            
                                            Accompanying letter to Bu 22/64.
                                            
                                            He wishes to make clear that he does not share the 
                                            views of Rev. Douglas on diplomacy in Europe; 
                                            suggests that he may be useful as he has had 
                                            meetings with the 'Crowned Heads at Vienna and 
                                            Paris.' 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/66        11.4.1867                   Letter from 2nd Baron Bloomfield, Vienna, Austria, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan; 11 Apr 1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him that Colonel Blane has arrived with 
                                            excellent accounts of him and Lady Buchanan; states
                                            that he [Bloomfield] staying in Vienna as the 
                                            climate is good for his health; he has no political
                                            news; he is 'agog' about Luxembourg and glad the 
                                            Eastern Question has abated. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/67        21.7.1867                   Letter from 2nd Baron Bloomfield, Vienna, Austria, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan; 21 Jul 1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him that Colonel Blane has called on his 
                                            way to Russia; he [Bloomfield] has been at his post
                                            since February and Lady Bloomfield is due to join 
                                            him; discusses his housing problems compared to 
                                            those experienced in St Petersburg; reports that 
                                            the Sultan [unspecified] is due to visit; he has 
                                            little comment to make on politics and makes only 
                                            brief general comments; they have been 'amused' by 
                                            the publication of Prussian despatches in the 
                                            newspaper, remarks that the Gorchakov despatch is 
                                            not believed to be genuine; sends best wishes to 
                                            Lady Buchanan. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 22/68        29.7.1867                   Letter from T. Hankey, London, England to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 29 Jul 1867.
                                            
                                            Sends best wishes to Captain and Mrs Fox; his 
                                            [Hankey's] work is coming to a close at the House 
                                            of Commons; gives advise on the buying and selling 
                                            of stocks; discusses of the possibility of war 
                                            between France and Prussia; remarks on the visit of
                                            the Sultan [of Egypt]; comments on the new book 
                                            about Prince Albert which has been approved by the 
                                            Queen; relates list of home leave arrangements; 
                                            remarks on stormy weather. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/69        18.6.1867                   Letter from H.Skinner, New York, U.S.A. to 
                                            A.Buchanan; 18 Jun 1867.
                                            
                                            Bu 22/69/1; supporting information to the enclosed 
                                            newspaper reports concerning hunting; remarks that 
                                            he has been 'driven from Virginia by the infernal 
                                            yankees' and on the abolition of domestic slavery.
                                            
                                            Bu 22/69/2; article from 'The Turf, Field and Farm'
                                            about fox hounds and fox hunting with reference to 
                                            A.Buchanan.
                                            
Bu 22/69/1-3    18.6.1867                   Letter from H. Skinner, New York, U.S.A., to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan; 18 Jun 1867.
                                            
                                            Bu 22/69/1; supporting information to the enclosed 
                                            newspaper reports concerning hunting; remarks that 
                                            he has been 'driven from Virginia by the infernal 
                                            yankees' and on the abolition of domestic slavery.
                                            
                                            Bu 22/69/2; article from 'The Turf, Field and Farm'
                                            about fox hounds and fox hunting with reference to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan.
                                            
Bu 22/70        21.7.1867                   Letter from E. Buchanan, Brighton, England to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 21 Jul 1867.
                                            
                                            Paper printed with address 33 Lawndes Square, SW.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he is in Brighton with Uncle 
                                            George; relates details of his visit to stay with 
                                            Jim on board 'The Gladiator' docked in Portsmouth 
                                            with Albert Bankes and a party of friends from 
                                            London including two daughters and two sons of Lady
                                            Galloway and their cousin; details what he saw of 
                                            the Naval Review; on reaching Osbourne the Sultan 
                                            [unspecified] was received by the Queen; the 
                                            formalities were followed by a dance on board ship 
                                            and a firework display; sends best wishes to 
                                            'Flo'[Florence Buchanan]. 8 ff
                                            
Bu 22/71        22.8.1867                   Letter from J. Savile-Lumley, Antwerp, Belgium, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 22 Aug 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he has accepted Lord Stanley's 
                                            offer of a post in Berne; relates details of his 
                                            plans to visit the city to look for a house and to 
                                            return via Paris to London; he believes his new 
                                            posting may be delayed by Milbanke's move from The 
                                            Hague; sends kind wishes to Lady Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/72        9.8.1867                    Letter from W. Lowther, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 9 Aug 1867.
                                            
                                            Requests he inform Lady Buchanan that her letter 
                                            only arrived this morning; relates possible routes 
                                            by which it may have travelled and thus been 
                                            delayed; he is shortly to leave for Baden; Bismarck
                                            is to return in a few days with the King; brief 
                                            mention of pony racing. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/73        23.8.1867                   Letter from Admiral Faraquet to Sir A. Buchanan, St
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 23 Aug 1867.
                                            
                                            Declines his and Lady Buchanan's 'kind invitation.'
                                            1 f
                                            
Bu 22/74        22.6.1867 (c)               Letter in French from Monsieur de Gabriay, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia, to Sir A. Buchanan; 22 Jun 1867
                                            (c).
                                            
                                            Informs him that he is returning the volumes of 
                                            despatches; compliments him on his correspondence 
                                            with Lord Stanley and on his knowledge of 
                                            government procedure; sends best wishes to Lady 
                                            Buchanan. 1 f
                                            
Bu 22/75        24.7.1867                   Letter from T. Staveley, London, England, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 24 Jul 1867.
                                            
                                            Request that he ensure that the valuable manuscript
                                            contained in the bag is safely delivered to the 
                                            Russian Library in St Petersburg; informs him of 
                                            the death of John Ward; sends best wishes to Lady 
                                            Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/76        7.9.1867                    Letter from Sir H. Elliot, Minto, Roxburghshire, 
                                            Scotland, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia; 7 Sep 1867.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his congratulations on promotion; 
                                            remarks on how sorry he will be to leave Florence 
                                            and how easy it is to become attached to 
                                            Constantinople; he saw Stuart in London, he is not 
                                            hopeful of a return to St Petersburg; Wyke has 
                                            refused the mission at Rio; he [Elliot] thinks 
                                            Stuart will be appointed to Athens; he [Elliot] saw
                                            Julian Fane in London, they discussed the St 
                                            Petersburg Hunt; remarks on how unpleasant Jamie's 
                                            [James Buchanan] berth must be; informs him Lady 
                                            Napier has been to stay; gives brief details of 
                                            their proposed route across Europe home. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 22/77        1867 (c)                    Letter from 4th Duke of Cleveland [H. Vane] to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 1867 (c).
                                            
                                            Confirms arrangements for his visit. 1 f
                                            
Bu 22/78        3.9.1867                    Letter from 4th Duke of Cleveland [H. Vane], 
                                            Stockton on Tees, Durham, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 3 Sep 1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him of the delay in the transportation of 
                                            his horses across the Baltic; gives details of the 
                                            necessary payments made through Thompson Hankey and
                                            Co. in London; he [Vane] is to travel to Wales but 
                                            his mail will be forwarded from his London address;
                                            sends best wishes to Lady Buchanan.
                                            
                                            Remarks on the Artillery Brigade he saw in Durham. 
                                            2 f
                                            
Bu 22/79        1867                        Letter from 1st Viscount Chaplin, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; n.d. [1867].
                                            
                                            Informs him that he would like to come cub hunting 
                                            but is unsure of the date of his arrival as he may 
                                            have a chill; if the symptoms do not develop he 
                                            will travel from Moscow; advises he make his 
                                            arrangements with him in mind. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/80        18.8.1867                   Letter from Count Greig to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 18 Aug 1867.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for forwarding a copy of Savile's 
                                            report. 1 f
                                            
Bu 22/81        4.9.1867                    Letter from Lady G. Napier, Thirlestane, Scotland, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 4 Sep 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him that she has no knowledge of the lady 
                                            that he has written to her about, she cannot 
                                            remember having heard Lord Napier mention her name;
                                            she is at home to see her sons and gives brief 
                                            details of how they are progressing; sends kind 
                                            wishes to Lady Buchanan.
                                            
                                            Signed Nina Napier.
                                            
Bu 22/82        28.2.1867                   Letter from 10th Baron Napier, Calcutta, India to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 28 Feb 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him that his letter was forwarded from 
                                            Bombay; he is visiting his 'chief', Sir John 
                                            Lawrence on whose character he makes a great number
                                            of comments; further discussion of the 
                                            personalities of Lady Lawrence and Sir W Mansfield;
                                            informs him that he [Napier] and Lawrence both 
                                            support Milutines [Milyutin's] policy; he [Napier] 
                                            was glad to hear of the success of the visit of the
                                            Prince of Wales but disappointed in reports of his 
                                            poor behaviour in Berlin; sends 'affectionate 
                                            regards' to Lady Buchanan. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 22/83        23.2.1867                   Letter from 9th Lord Belhaven, Wishaw, Scotland to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Scotland; 23 Feb 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Letter of introduction for the son of the gentleman
                                            who invented the 'Hot Air Blast'; informs him that 
                                            Montgomerie-Neilson is a large manufacturer of 
                                            locomotive engines and wishes to visit St 
                                            Petersburg; states that he is one of the great men 
                                            of Glasgow; hopes he, Lady Buchanan and her brother
                                            William [Stuart] are all well. 1 f
                                            
Bu 22/84        28.1.1867                   Letter from Mr Montgomerie-Neilson, Glasgow, 
                                            Scotland, to 9th Lord Belhaven; 28 Jan 1867.
                                            
                                            Letter asking if he would contact the Ambassador to
                                            St Petersburg [Buchanan] on his behalf; informs him
                                            that the nature of his visit would be for business;
                                            reminds him of the kindness he showed to his late 
                                            father. 1 f
                                            
Bu 22/85        16.4.1867 (c)               Letter from Mr Montgomerie-Neilson to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 16 Apr 1867 (c).
                                            
                                            Acceptance of an invitation to dinner extended by 
                                            him and Lady Buchanan.
                                            
Bu 22/86        12.2.1867-24.2.1867         Letter from Count Stieglitz to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 12-24 Feb 1867.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for forwarding Mr Wrigley's report which
                                            he has read and is returning. 1 f
                                            
Bu 22/87        10.3.1867                   Letter from 12th Baron Blantyre [C. Stuart], 3 
                                            Cromwell House, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 10 Mar 1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him that they returned safely from Naples; 
                                            'Lady B' gave birth to a daughter; expresses 
                                            concern about the health of the Princess of Wales; 
                                            makes brief remarks on the strength of the British 
                                            in Ireland; discusses the merits of the Italian 
                                            political system; sends best wishes to Georgiana 
                                            [Lady Buchanan]; informs him that he wrote to 
                                            William [Stuart] from Naples. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 22/88        5.10.1867                   Letter from 14th Earl Clanricarde [J. de Burgh], 
                                            Frome, England to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia; 5 Oct 1867.
                                            
                                            Thanks him on his behalf and that of Lady 
                                            Clanricarde for his expression of sympathy on the 
                                            death of 'poor Dunkellin'; informs him that they 
                                            are shortly to leave for Scotland; Lady Clanricarde
                                            sends her regards. 1 f
                                            
Bu 22/89        25.6.1867                   Letter from Colonel Blane, Staines, England, to Sir
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 25 Jun 1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him that his health is improving; Lord 
                                            Stanley has given him a leave of absence; the 
                                            newspapers report Lord Vane is to travel to St 
                                            Petersburg to speak with the Emperor; he [Blane] 
                                            has not been up to London; relates how enjoyable 
                                            his stay in Paris was; remarks on the fate of Fane;
                                            sends best wishes to Lady Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/90/1-2    14.9.1866                   Letter from Countess Glasgow [J. Boyle], Buteshire,
                                            Scotland, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia; 14 Sep 1866.
                                            
                                            Bu 22/90/1; informs him that she has written to Sir
                                            John Packington recommending James Buchanan for 
                                            promotion in the navy; remarks that she is pleased 
                                            Lady Janet was well and that the Abney's were to 
                                            retain Measham Hall; gives details of the planned 
                                            summer amusements; sends kind regards to Lady 
                                            Buchanan; encloses Packington's return letter.
                                            
                                            Bu 22/90/2; states that he will give due 
                                            consideration to the possibility of the promotion 
                                            of James Buchanan. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 22/91        13.3.1867                   Letter from Admiral Dalrymple-Hay, London, England,
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 13 Mar 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he will make his [Buchanan's] 
                                            wishes known to Mr Corry. 1 f
                                            
Bu 22/92        15.3.1867                   Letter from Admiral Dalrymple-Hay, London, England,
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 15 Mar 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Apologises for not being able to promote his son 
                                            [James Buchanan]. 1 f
                                            
Bu 22/93        2.4.1867                    Letter from Admiral Dalrymple-Hay, London, England,
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 2 Apr 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him that arrangements will be made for a 
                                            new posting for his son [James Buchanan]. 1 f
                                            
Bu 22/94        3.4.1867                    Letter from H. Corry, London, England, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 3 Apr 1867.
                                            
                                            Remarks that the question in the House about Yorke 
                                            'was certainly most inopportune'; he has mentioned 
                                            his son's [James Buchanan's] case for promotion; 
                                            sends regards to Lady Buchanan. 1 f
                                            
Bu 22/95        10.10.1867                  Letter from J. Buchanan to Sir A. Buchanan; 10 Oct 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he has not received his letter and
                                            is about to leave; thanks him for the books he 
                                            sent; he is sorry they have not seen each other for
                                            so long. 1 f
                                            
Bu 22/96        5.2.1867                    Letter from J. Wrigley, Huddersfield, England, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 5 Feb 1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he is sending a copy of his report
                                            of his last visit to the Russian Chamber of 
                                            Commerce; he hopes his views will concur with his 
                                            [Buchanan's]; thanks him for his hospitality whilst
                                            in St Petersburg. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/97        11.3.1867                   Letter from Sir H. Williamson, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 11 Mar 1867.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for the 'goods' he has sent; informs him
                                            that he has forwarded a cheque to Staveley to cover
                                            the cost; remarks on how troublesome the Fenians 
                                            are, especially with American support; informs him 
                                            that the Princess of Wales is very ill and is much 
                                            affected by the volume of morphine she is 
                                            prescribed. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/98        27.3.1867                   Letter from E. Benson, Wokingham, England, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 27 Mar 1867.
                                            
                                            Reports on the education of his son Andrew; advises
                                            against his taking a year out to prepare for 
                                            Oxford; remarks on how improved his Latin has 
                                            become with extra tuition. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 22/99        17.7.1867                   Letter from Monsieur Elleestern to Sir A. Buchanan;
                                            17 Jul 1867.
                                            
                                            Comments on how well he is coping; remarks on 
                                            political developments; discusses the tragedy of 
                                            the 'Mexican catastrophe'; sends regards to Lady 
                                            Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/100       28.7.1867-9.8.1867          Letter in French to Sir A. Buchanan; 28 Jul - 9 Aug
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Discusses an invitation to visit the Grand Duchess;
                                            comments on travelling arrangements and etiquette. 
                                            2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/101       1867                        Telegram from F. Alston, London, England to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him that Lady Janet Buchanan died at 
                                            Measham on Sunday.
                                            
Bu 22/102       1867                        Letter from Mrs H. Abney, Measham, Leicestershire, 
                                            England to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him that their mother died quietly and 
                                            peacefully from pressure on the brain; gives 
                                            details of their last days together. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/103       1867                        Letter from Mrs H. Abney, Measham, Leicestershire, 
                                            England to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Gives description of the laying out of the body of 
                                            their mother. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/104       1867                        Letter from Mrs H. Abney, Measham, Leicestershire, 
                                            England to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Gives details of the last days prior to their 
                                            mother's death as requested by him. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 22/105       27.2.1867                   Letter from E. Buchanan, Measham, Leicestershire, 
                                            England to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            27 Feb 1867.
                                            
                                            Gives account of the arrangements for the funeral 
                                            of his grandmother. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/106       3.3.1867                    Letter from E. Buchanan, Measham, Leicestershire, 
                                            England to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            3 Mar 1867.
                                            
                                            Gives details of his travel arrangements to his 
                                            grandmother's funeral; gives list of attendants at 
                                            the funeral. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 22/107       26.2.1867                   Letter from Sir W. Stuart to Sir A. Buchanan; 26 
                                            Feb 1867.
                                            
                                            Sends condolences on the death of his mother.
                                            
Bu 22/108       31.10.1867                  Letter from Sir E. Fane, London, England to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 31 Oct 1867.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he is sending a copy of a magazine
                                            in which there is an article on the St Petersburg 
                                            Hunt; he is shortly to leave for Liverpool to board
                                            the 'Scotia' bound for New York; he will not be 
                                            able to afford to hunt in America as despite his 
                                            and Lady Buchanan's hospitality his time in St 
                                            Petersburg was a financial disaster; he saw Stuart 
                                            but missed Drummond whilst in London; hopes to see 
                                            him and Lady Buchanan on his return from 
                                            'Yankeedom'.
                                            
Bu 22/109       24.11.1867                  Letter from Sir A. Paget, Florence, Italy, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan; 24 Nov 1867.
                                            
                                            Apologises for not answering his letter; he was 
                                            glad to see Mr Hardman; he will be glad to see him 
                                            and Lady Buchanan along with the Bloomfields in the
                                            summer; comments on the doubt surrounding Mr 
                                            Thornton going to Washington and that may be 
                                            looking for a post in Lisbon; expresses surprise 
                                            that Stuart declined Berlin in favour of Paris; 
                                            makes brief remarks on the 'Roman question.'
                                            
Bu 22/110       25.12.1867                  Letter from Foston Hall, York, England, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, Measham, Leicestershire, England; 25 Dec 
                                            1867.
                                            
                                            Expresses sympathy on the death of his mother; he 
                                            hopes that they may meet up before his return to St
                                            Petersburg; sends best wishes to his sons. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/111       20.11.1867                  Letter from Baron Brunnow, London, England, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan; 20 Nov 1867.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for the photographs and remarks on how 
                                            good the likenesses are; comments on what a good 
                                            and true friend he is; he [Brunnow] will not call 
                                            as he has a bad cold; Baroness Brunnow sends her 
                                            apologies to Lady Buchanan for not calling. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 22/112       28.2.1867                   Letter from Mrs C. Rashleigh, Point Neptune, 
                                            England, to Sir A. Buchanan; 28 Feb 1867.
                                            
                                            Expresses sympathy on the death of his mother; 
                                            gives brief details of family news; enquires after 
                                            the health of her sister. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/ 1-98     1868                        Letters from Foreign Office, London, and other 
                                            correspondents to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia; 1868.
                                            
                                            Letters received by Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg 
                                            from Lord Stanley and E. Hammond; the letters 
                                            reflect a period of relative quiet in foreign and 
                                            diplomatic policy, the main concern being the 
                                            accumulation of armaments by France and the 
                                            possibility of war between France and Prussia; 
                                            there are references to problems in Spain and to 
                                            the progress of Italian unification; issues 
                                            relating to the Balkans, Greece and Turkey are 
                                            discussed with reference to the attitude of 
                                            European powers in these areas; other letters 
                                            relate to routine matters. 1 volume
                                            
Bu 23/1         25.3.1868                   Letter from E. Stanley [later 15th Earl of Derby], 
                                            London, England to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia; 25 Mar 1868.
                                            
                                            General discussion of events in Russia; gives 
                                            details of his conversations with Brunnnow on 
                                            Rumania; informs him of news of the French 
                                            Emperor's plans for Germany and his wish to 
                                            withdraw from Rome; remarks on the crisis being 
                                            faced in the States; comments on political 
                                            development in Italy; states that his office is 
                                            quiet. 5 ff
                                            
Bu 23/2/1       15.4.1868                   Letter from E. Stanley [later 15th Earl of Derby], 
                                            London, England, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg,
                                            Russia; 15 Apr 1868.
                                            
                                            Informs him that general politics are quiet; 
                                            Brunnow has made a friendly visit; comments on the 
                                            revival of talk of a Franco-Prussian war; he is 
                                            enclosing a letter he wrote to Lord Bloomfield; 
                                            remarks on the quality of reporting in the 'Revue 
                                            des deux Mondes'; comments on the reopening of 
                                            Parliament; Fenianism has been forgotten in the 
                                            preparations for the Prince of Wales' visit.
                                            
                                            Copy of letter from Lord Stanley to Lord 
                                            Bloomfield; discussion of military preparation and 
                                            general uneasiness in France; expresses concern as 
                                            to Bismarck's response; comments on French 
                                            interference in Greece; remarks that Thornton's 
                                            reports from Washington are now satisfactory. 6 ff
                                            
Bu 23/3         13.5.1868                   Letter from E. Stanley [later 15th Earl of Derby], 
                                            London, England, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg,
                                            Russia; 13 May 1868.
                                            
                                            Informs him that Brunnow has not called for some 
                                            while; comments on the possibility of a Russian 
                                            alliance to ensure France and Austria were enemies;
                                            remarks on the opinion expressed by the Czar to 
                                            Revertera [Reveitera]; discusses the suspension of 
                                            all business with America; relates current opinion 
                                            on the Polish question. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 23/4         9.6.1868                    Letter from E. Stanley [later 15th Earl of Derby], 
                                            London, England, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg,
                                            Russia; 9 Jun 1868.
                                            
                                            Relates details of his conversation with Brunnow on
                                            Greek affairs; gives lengthy discussion on the 
                                            subject of the selection of a suitable king; 
                                            comments on anxiety regarding the Russian presence 
                                            in Asia felt in Britain. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 23/5         23.6.1868                   Letter from E. Stanley [later 15th Earl of Derby], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 23 June 1868.
                                            
                                            Comments on the problems facing Gorchakoff 
                                            [Gorchakov]; relates conversation with Brunnow 
                                            about the King of Greece [George I]; remarks on the
                                            speed of Russian progress in Asia and there being 
                                            no motion relating to this in the House of Commons;
                                            informs him of Beusts' more temperate line 
                                            regarding Servia [Serbia]. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 23/6         15.9.1868                   Letter from E. Stanley [later 15th Earl of Derby], 
                                            London, England, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg,
                                            Russia; 15 Sep 1868.
                                            
                                            Informs him that Brunnow has gone to meet the 
                                            Emperor at Dornstadt; comments on discussion 
                                            relating to Bulgaria and the principalities; Beust 
                                            is concerned about events in Turkey; general 
                                            discussion of Bulgarian, Turkish and Greek 
                                            independence issues; comments on Russian 
                                            advancements in the East and the possible threat to
                                            India; remarks on the mood in France and the 
                                            anxiety of the Emperor; he [Stanley] is waiting to 
                                            hear a deputation from the American representative.
                                            3 ff
                                            
Bu 23/7         14.10.1868                  Letter from E. Stanley [later 15th Earl of Derby], 
                                            London, England to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia; 14 Oct 1868.
                                            
                                            Reports that Brunnow is out of town so news is 
                                            limited; remarks on poor relations between the 
                                            military leaders of Russia, Prussia, France and 
                                            Austria; lengthy discussion of internal political 
                                            problems in Austria; comments on the difficulty in 
                                            finding suitable candidates for the Spanish throne.
                                            3 ff
                                            
Bu 23/8         25.11.1868                  Letter from E. Stanley [later 15th Earl of Derby], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 25 Nov 1868.
                                            
                                            Gives further information relating to the 
                                            confidential despatch sent outlining his 
                                            conversations with Brunnow; informs him of the 
                                            hostility expressed by Brunnow towards Austrian 
                                            policy and especially Beust; comments that Brunnow 
                                            is behaving out of character and speculates on his 
                                            health; requests he discovers if Brunnow was 
                                            following the official line prepared by Gorchakoff 
                                            [Gorchakov].
                                            
                                            Encloses copy of official memo transcribing 
                                            conversation described above with Brunnow. 9 ff
                                            
Bu 23/9         16.12.1868                  Letter from E. Stanley [later 15th Earl of Derby], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 16 Dec 1868.
                                            
                                            Comments that he is sorry their official 
                                            correspondence is to end; remarks on the 
                                            improbability of successful relations with Brunnow;
                                            expresses concern that Russian claims in the East 
                                            will become more serious, speculates on probability
                                            of a 'second Crimean War'; informs him of his faith
                                            in Clarendon; remarks that Moustier shares his 
                                            [Stanley's] opinion of the 'sick man'; wishes him 
                                            [Buchanan] well for the future. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 23/10        9.12.1868                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 9 Dec 
                                            1868.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he has no time to write other than
                                            to thank him for his correspondences. 1 f
                                            
Bu 23/11        23.12.1868                  Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 23 Dec 1868.
                                            
                                            Comments that he is pleased to renew their official
                                            correspondence; requests he inform Gorchakoff 
                                            [Gorchakov] of his support for the meeting at Baden
                                            and the resolution of the Treaty; informs him that 
                                            the Paris Conference is to go ahead; he hopes 
                                            discussion of the Eastern Church will continue; 
                                            briefly comments on Beusts' relationship with 
                                            Gorchakoff [Gorchakov]. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/12        11.3.1868                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 11 Mar 
                                            1868.
                                            
                                            Informs him it is thought best not to release 
                                            details of Richard Crompton's case; comments on 
                                            Brunnow's application to the Government for 
                                            compensation; remarks on his [Buchanan's] trip to 
                                            Baden.
                                            
Bu 23/13        31.3.1868                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 31 Mar 
                                            1868.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for the gift of the samovar; remarks on 
                                            the level of unease in Europe; encloses stamps to 
                                            cover his debt; makes brief mention of the progress
                                            of Irish Bill. 1 f
                                            
Bu 23/14        14.4.1868                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 14 Apr 
                                            1868.
                                            
                                            Requests he send the receipt for £ 500; speculates 
                                            on Gorchakoff's [Gorchkov] response to Budberg; 
                                            enquires about Gorchakoff's new policy on the 
                                            principalities; comments on unease in Paris and 
                                            Berlin; remarks on the death of Lord Salisbury. 2 
                                            ff
                                            
Bu 23/15        13.5.1868                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 13 May 
                                            1868.
                                            
                                            Assures him his last despatch will not be 
                                            published; expresses his doubt that Russia and 
                                            Prussia will join forces against France, but should
                                            this action go ahead they must consider the 
                                            implications of a blockade; comments that he cares 
                                            'very little for what Russia does or says'; turns 
                                            to discuss home politics, especially Scottish 
                                            Reform and the possible intervention of the Queen; 
                                            remarks that this could allow Gladstone to pass his
                                            Irish Bill; speculates on the possible level of 
                                            debate in the House of Commons. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/16        10.6.1868                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 10 Jun 
                                            1868.
                                            
                                            Explains that illness has prevented him from 
                                            writing; comments that there is little news, 
                                            foreign or home; remarks on the visit of the 
                                            Wollaston Blakes to St Petersburg; informs him of 
                                            Julian Fane's resignation from his post in Paris on
                                            ground of ill-health. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/17        24.6.1868                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 24 Jun 
                                            1868.
                                            
                                            Comments on the opening of the new Foreign Office; 
                                            remarks that he was pleased Rawlinsons' speech on 
                                            Russian policy in Asia was cut off as this 
                                            prevented Layard from joining in; remarks on fears 
                                            for the seasons crop due to drought; parliament 
                                            appears more peaceable; the Queen is to spend time 
                                            in Switzerland; remarks there is no further news of
                                            the maintenance of peace. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/18        8.7.1868                    Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A.Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 8 Jul 
                                            1868.
                                            
                                            Comments on Gorchakoff's [Gorchakov] assurances 
                                            about Asiatic policy; makes brief mention of his 
                                            despatch on Poland; informs him that Grenville 
                                            Murray has been dismissed from Odessa, Abbott from 
                                            Turkey will replace him and that Stuart is to leave
                                            for the 'New World'; suggests Gorchakoff 
                                            [Gorchakov] consult the British papers for the 
                                            reorganisation of his Foreign Office; comments on 
                                            how well received the new building has been and on 
                                            his plans for the holidays; speculates briefly on 
                                            the possibility of an election. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 23/19        21.7.1868                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Sevenoaks, Kent, 
                                            England, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia;
                                            21 Jul 1868.
                                            
                                            Remarks on now being established in the country; 
                                            relates his plans to travel up to town daily when 
                                            Parliament opens; muses on how the Russians will go
                                            back on their previous public Asiatic policy; 
                                            comments on the non-payment of the 'American 
                                            indemnity'; gives lengthy discussion of the rights 
                                            and privileges of the British citizen. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 23/20        18.8.1868                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 18 Aug 
                                            1868.
                                            
                                            Comments that St Petersburg cannot be quieter than 
                                            London; informs him that the Queen and Lord Stanley
                                            are at Lucerne; agrees with him [Buchanan] on the 
                                            question of privilege; replies to his comments on 
                                            the poor quality of riding routes; states he does 
                                            not find train travel in summer too arduous. 1 f
                                            
Bu 23/21        2.9.1868                    Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 2 Sep 
                                            1868.
                                            
                                            Informs him of the progress of the orders for 
                                            stationary; states he has little to relate as 
                                            Stanley is still away; comments on the suddenness 
                                            of Howard de Walden's death from apoplexy.
                                            
Bu 23/22        15.9.1868                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 15 Sep 
                                            1868.
                                            
                                            Gives further details of the progress of the 
                                            stationary order; compares volume used in other 
                                            legations to that in St Petersburg; comments on 
                                            Ignatieff [Ignatiev] having created animosity with 
                                            the American navy; gives brief discussion of 
                                            developments in the opening of the Porte; remarks 
                                            that he is unaware of who will be appointed to 
                                            Brussels, that Stuart has reached Buenos Aires and 
                                            that Bloomfield is to return home due to a 
                                            bereavement. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 23/23        30.9.1868                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 30 Sep 
                                            1868.
                                            
                                            Informs him he will chase up his stationary order; 
                                            remarks on arrangements for de Walden's funeral; 
                                            comments that he has not heard from Bloomfield; 
                                            discusses the possible fall of the Spanish throne 
                                            and intervention of Portugal. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/24        28.10.1868                  Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 28 Oct 
                                            1868.
                                            
                                            Refers to his despatches concerning the provisional
                                            government in Spain; comments that the French have 
                                            agreed with the British line but not the Americans;
                                            discusses the possible candidates for the 
                                            succession; informs him of the rumour of Queen 
                                            Isabel travelling to Brighton; comments that 'our 
                                            Queen' will not appreciate this as she is a bore; 
                                            informs him that he has no reliable news on home 
                                            politics. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/25        23.11.1868                  Letter from Baron Hammond, London, England, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 23 Nov 1868.
                                            
                                            Remarks on his wish for Glascott to remain in St 
                                            Petersburg; comments on problems with his 
                                            [Buchanan's] subscription to the Geographical 
                                            Society; gives brief mention of his recent dealings
                                            with Brunnow; informs him of his [Hammond's] health
                                            problems; remarks on the high level of election 
                                            coverage in the press; he is sending a copy of the 
                                            'Protocol.' 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/26        23.12.1868                  Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 23 Dec 
                                            1868.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the despatch from Lord Clarendon 
                                            will clarify the position on the Eastern question; 
                                            comments on the opinions of the Prussians and the 
                                            French Emperor; remarks on opening of the Porte; 
                                            comments briefly on weather and lack of speed of 
                                            the India Office; states opinion that Beust 
                                            supports the 'union' of Prussia and Russia by a 
                                            conventional treaty. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 23/27        20.3.1868                   Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 20 Mar 1868.
                                            
                                            States he is glad to hear of his and Lady 
                                            Buchanan's safe arrival from Stuart who has arrived
                                            in Berlin; comments on Bismarck's intention to 
                                            resume the Foreign Office; expresses uncertainty as
                                            to affairs in Rumania as he does not have exact 
                                            information; remarks that the North German 
                                            Parliament opens on Sunday; sends best wishes to 
                                            Lady Buchanan from Lady Loftus. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 23/28        17.4.1868                   Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 17 Apr 1868.
                                            
                                            Discussion of delays in their communications; 
                                            comments on relations between Budberg and 
                                            Megendorff; remarks that he [Loftus] feels Budberg 
                                            has been made a scapegoat; comments on the level of
                                            uneasiness; informs him the Wyndhams are to travel 
                                            to Brussels; sends best wishes to Lady Buchanan 
                                            from himself and his wife. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 23/29        1.5.1868                    Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 1 May 1868.
                                            
                                            Informs him he has received the report on Budberg 
                                            and will pass it on; briefly comments on the 
                                            contents; remarks on how fortunate the Duke of 
                                            Edinburgh was to survive being shot; comments that 
                                            'nothing but a strong arm will put down Fenianism' 
                                            and that the abolition of the Irish Church will not
                                            stop them; remarks on the issue of equal pay for 
                                            Catholics; informs him of the details of the voting
                                            against Gladstone's Bill; remarks that Plunkett is 
                                            to go to Vienna and that Budberg and his bride have
                                            arrived; comments on Bavarian affairs. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 23/30        29.5.1868                   Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 29 May 1868.
                                            
                                            Comments that he has only recently returned; 
                                            remarks on the lack of progress in European 
                                            politics; suggests he look out for an article in 
                                            the 'Journal des Debats' commenting on Bismarck and
                                            himself; informs him that Lady Elizabeth 
                                            [unspecified] and Sir Joseph Hawley have visited; 
                                            comments on Gladstone's continuing problems in 
                                            Ireland and England; sends best wishes to Lady 
                                            Buchanan from his wife. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 23/31        12.6.1868                   Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 12 Jun 1868.
                                            
                                            Informs him that his letter was forwarded from The 
                                            Hague; comments that he is pleased that Budberg has
                                            been well received and that Gorchakoff [Gorchakov] 
                                            may regret not leaving him in Paris; remarks on the
                                            assassination of Prince Michael at Belgrade; 
                                            discusses the opening of the Porte and the 
                                            influence and opinions of European powers; informs 
                                            him that Bismarck is recovered; comments on the 
                                            scandal [unspecified] of the Prince of Orange and 
                                            the response of the King. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 23/32        26.6.1868                   Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 26 Jun 1868.
                                            
                                            Comments that he was amused by his remarks on the 
                                            Leuchtenburg marriage; remarks that the previous 
                                            year the Prince was to marry Lady Mary Hamilton 
                                            [later Countess de Tolna]; states that he is sure 
                                            Gorchakoff [Gorchakov] will regret Budberg's return
                                            to St Petersburg; remarks on the 'dead calm' in 
                                            Berlin; Talleyrand has expressed a wish to return 
                                            to St Petersburg, he may be replaced by Persigny; 
                                            informs him that Bismarck is fully recovered; 
                                            comments on the 'excessive heat' and potential 
                                            damage to crops; informs him he has had letters 
                                            from Lord Stanley and is expecting Lord Ely and his
                                            nephew from the Lebanon.
                                            
                                            Brief comment on a report from Crampton; sends best
                                            wishes to Lady Buchanan from him and his wife. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 23/33        24.7.1868                   Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 24 Jul 1868.
                                            
                                            Informs him that Lady Ely has arrived, relates her 
                                            itinerary and remarks that she is to meet the King 
                                            of Prussia; informs him of court engagements for 
                                            the forthcoming season; comments that Stanley is to
                                            accompany the Queen to Lucerne; sends regards to 
                                            Lady Buchanan. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 23/34        16.10.1868                  Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 16 Oct 1868.
                                            
                                            Comments that the rumour regarding relations 
                                            between Prussia and Russia originated in Vienna; 
                                            expresses his opinion at length; speculates on the 
                                            possible effects in Europe; makes brief reference 
                                            to the Paris conference; sends best wishes to Lady 
                                            Buchanan. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 23/35        30.10.1868                  Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 30 Oct 1868.
                                            
                                            Comments that he has little news that he will not 
                                            already be aware of and on the 'stagnation of 
                                            European affairs'; Bismarck's health is the main 
                                            topic of conversation; speculates on possible 
                                            outcomes of the Paris conference; discusses 
                                            combinations of countries which may go to war; 
                                            informs him he has heard from Crampton and Werther;
                                            sends best wishes to Lady Buchanan from his wife. 4
                                            ff
                                            
Bu 23/36        1.9.1868                    Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 1 Sep 1868.
                                            
                                            Comments that Captain Mildenay is their only 
                                            'tourist' this year; the meeting of the Emperor and
                                            the ministers has given rise to gossip and 
                                            speculation; informs him of Timaschoff's 
                                            [Timaschov] opinion; informs him that the harvest 
                                            has been badly affected by the rain; Grand Duke 
                                            Nicolas will accompany the Emperor to instruct the 
                                            troops in his 'latest crotchet'; the military 
                                            deputation from St Petersburg are very impressed by
                                            Blane. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/37        22.9.1868                   Letter from Colonel Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 22 Sep 
                                            1868.
                                            
                                            Comments on the contrast in gossip between the 
                                            visit of the Austrian Emperor to Galicia and that 
                                            of Emperor Alexander to Warsaw; remarks that the 
                                            Russians are annoyed that their policy in Poland is
                                            poorly thought of in Europe; informs him that the 
                                            Emperor is in good humour and that his stay has 
                                            been shortened. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/38        5.10.1868                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 5 Oct 1868.
                                            
                                            States that Blane's return to St Petersburg has 
                                            given rise to this letter; Count Berg informed him 
                                            of the decision for the King of Prussia to 
                                            accompany the Emperor on his visit; the Austrians 
                                            expressed a wish to send a representative to 
                                            reassure the leaders about Franz Joseph's policies;
                                            by the time the Austrian representative had arrived
                                            the visit by the King was cancelled, former plans 
                                            were reverted to and trouble in the Galician Diet 
                                            ensured the plan was dropped; remarks that Berg is 
                                            not saying he at no time believed the joint visit 
                                            would go ahead; comments on how pleased the 
                                            Russians are that the Poles have a strong position 
                                            in the Galician Diet; remarks on the development of
                                            an 'Ultra-Polish Party' in the provinces; the 
                                            Emperor is said to be in good humour. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/39        11.8.1868                   Letter from F. Alston, Foreign Office, London, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 11 Aug 
                                            1868.
                                            
                                            Request he send Glascott's accounts for the March 
                                            quarter; assures him that he does not see his 
                                            expenses as extravagant for the 'Moscow Committee' 
                                            but must ensure they are charged to the correct 
                                            account.
                                            
Bu 23/40        16.9.1868                   Letter from F. Alston, Foreign Office, London, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 16 Sep 
                                            1868.
                                            
                                            Comments on his distress at the fate of Mr Roberts;
                                            he is not allowed to comment on the question of his
                                            [Roberts] expenses; informs him [Buchanan] that he 
                                            must claim for the expenses he paid Roberts in the 
                                            first quarter. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/41        6.3.1868                    Letter from H. Lennox, Foreign Office, London, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 6 Mar 1868.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the frigate 'Liffey' will 
                                            transport powder to St Petersburg; remarks that he 
                                            would like to 'escape' from his parliamentary 
                                            duties to cruise with her but that it is unlikely. 
                                            1 f
                                            
Bu 23/42        12.4.1868                   Letter from H. Elliot, Constantinople, Turkey, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 12 Apr 
                                            1868.
                                            
                                            States that he hopes he enjoyed his visit to 
                                            England; requests he send a confidential report on 
                                            the case of Captain Hobart, comments on rumours of 
                                            a financial scandal and informs him that he is now 
                                            in the Turkish service; details the progress of 
                                            religious toleration reforms; Ignatiev has visited;
                                            remarks on there being no change in the affairs of 
                                            Crete. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/43        28.4.1868                   Letter from 1st Viscount Chaplin, Newmarket, 
                                            England, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia;
                                            28 Apr 1868.
                                            
                                            Relates arrangements for sending a consignment of 
                                            fox hounds; gives details of pedigrees and 
                                            particular hunting purposes they would be suited 
                                            to. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 23/44        28.4.1868                   Letter from 1st Viscount Chaplin, Lincoln, England,
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 28 Apr 
                                            1868.
                                            
                                            Discusses methods of transportation for a 
                                            consignment of fox hounds being sent by sea. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/45        4.4.1868                    Letter from G. Stevens, Odessa, Russia, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 4 Apr 1868.
                                            
                                            Letter to accompany his report; informs him that a 
                                            lack of support staff has prevented him from 
                                            completing his tasks; comments on his undertaking 
                                            to attack 'fraudulent proceedings' against British 
                                            insurance companies; details method by which this 
                                            scam is run; comments on the representative from 
                                            Lloyds and the strength of the 'cliques'; 
                                            apologises for the length of his report. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/46        15.4.1868                   Letter from W. Stuart, Isleworth, England, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 15 Apr 1868.
                                            
                                            Comments that he has been living in the country and
                                            has seen few colleagues; informs him that Hammond 
                                            has intervened in the matter of his salary; 
                                            discusses uneasiness about the level of French 
                                            armaments and speculates on the timing of planned 
                                            'mischief' by the French Emperor; informs him of 
                                            family news and enquires after Lady Buchanan.
                                            
                                            Postscript requesting he check to ensure there are 
                                            no outstanding bills between them. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 23/47        17.5.1868-29.5.1868         Letter from W. Ralston, St Petersburg, Russia, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 17-29 May 
                                            1868.
                                            
                                            Letter of thanks for the hospitality shown by him 
                                            and Lady Buchanan; states he should contact him at 
                                            the museum [British Museum] should he be able to be
                                            of service to them; sends kind regards to Lady 
                                            Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/48        10.12.1867                  Letter from H. Seward, Washington, U.S.A. to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 10 Dec 1867.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his expression of sympathy on the 
                                            late 'National Bereavement'[assassination of 
                                            President Lincoln]. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/49        11.4.1868                   Letter from 3rd Baronet Edmonstone, London, England
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 11 Apr 
                                            1868.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the widow of the Earl of Ilchester
                                            is travelling in Europe [Lady Sophia]; requests 
                                            that should she wish to travel to St Petersburg he 
                                            introduce her on his behalf; gives his address in 
                                            Scotland and her address in Frankfurt. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/50        8.5.1868                    Letter from 3rd Baronet Edmonstone, Kilsyth, 
                                            Scotland, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia; 8 May 1868.
                                            
                                            Discusses problems in correspondence arranging the 
                                            visit of Lady Fox-Strangways. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/51        27.5.1868                   Letter from 3rd Baronet Edmonstone, Kilsyth, 
                                            Scotland, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia; 27 May 1868.
                                            
                                            Remarks on how friendly the Fox-Strangways have 
                                            always been with Lord Bloomfield; comments that the
                                            late Lord Ilchester was a college friend of his; 
                                            gives details on ongoing 'courtly' politics; refers
                                            to Sir Alexander Maitland and the possible 
                                            influences of the Reform Bill. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 23/52        14.5.1868                   Letter from Lady Fox-Strangways, Frankfurt, 
                                            Germany, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia;
                                            14 May 1868.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his correspondence with Lord 
                                            Bloomfield and Sir Archibald Edmonstone on her 
                                            behalf; comments on how they [she and Buchanan] 
                                            have mutual friends in Paris. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/53        23.4.1868                   Letter from Lord Hamilton, House of Commons, 
                                            London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            23 Apr 1868.
                                            
                                            Requests assistance in the shipment of parcels from
                                            St Petersburg to London for a Polish lady who is 
                                            staying with him; expresses of concern about the 
                                            level of police searches and espionage and would 
                                            like the protection of the Embassy; requests that 
                                            he direct the parcels by the best commercial route 
                                            to him [Hamilton] in London.
                                            
Bu 23/54        26.4.1868                   Letter from 2nd Baron Bloomfield, Vienna, Austria, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 26 Apr 
                                            1868.
                                            
                                            Informs that Lady Fox Strangways has requested he 
                                            forward the enclosed papers to him, it is wished 
                                            for them to be passed onto the Minister of the 
                                            Interior; he enquires after his [Buchanan's] health
                                            and that of Lady Buchanan; remarks on the good 
                                            spirits of Lady Bloomfield. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/55        6.10.1868                   Letter from 2nd Baron Bloomfield, Loughton, 
                                            Ireland, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia;
                                            6 Oct 1868.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his intervention to assist Lady 
                                            Fox-Strangways; gives details of his and Lady 
                                            Bloomfield's travel arrangements from Vienna to 
                                            Ireland via London; informs him of his holiday 
                                            plans; comments that he hopes he will see his 
                                            [Buchanan's] children on his return to London.
                                            
Bu 23/56        30.9.1868                   Letter from 12th Baron Blantyre [C. Stuart], 
                                            Karlsbad, Bohemia, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 30 Sep 1868.
                                            
                                            Informs him that his previous letter was opened, 
                                            suggests he use plain envelopes when using the 
                                            post; remarks that Evelyn [Lady Blantyre] has heard
                                            from Georgy [Lady Buchanan]; comments on the loss 
                                            of their daughter and on their still being 
                                            distraught; informs him that his wife has been 
                                            staying the 'Duchess' who is unable to 'shake off 
                                            her boils'; comments on his travel to and the spa 
                                            town of Karlsbad; informs him that his wife does 
                                            not want to go to their London or Scottish homes; 
                                            informs him that she has found a cure for her 'sick
                                            headaches' and suggests he pass the suggestion onto
                                            Lady Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/57        4.1.1868                    Letter from 10th Baron Napier, Bellary, India, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 4 Jan 1868.
                                            
                                            Remarks on the beauty of the region and his reasons
                                            for being there; comments that he is pleased 
                                            Milutine [Milyutin] is accepting his promotion; 
                                            gives details of the problems of setting up home in
                                            India; makes brief general comments on Russia; 
                                            remarks on the marriage of the King of Greece and 
                                            requests details of the bride and of his abilities 
                                            as a ruler; comments on the seriousness of his 
                                            [Buchanan's] accident; relates story of his 
                                            accident involving an elephant; remarks on how 
                                            interesting Lady Buchanan would find India. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 23/58        29.5.1868                   Letter from W. Lowther, London, England, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 29 May 1868.
                                            
                                            Encloses a supply of envelopes; states he has 
                                            'tried his voice in the House'; informs him that 
                                            Lord Stanley has spoken in defence of Foreign 
                                            Office policy; Layard does not wish to vote against
                                            his friends; comments on the decoration of the new 
                                            Foreign Office building; tells him Mr Fox 
                                            [unspecified] has invited him to dine; he has 
                                            spoken to Lord Hastings; Julian Fane is to return 
                                            to Paris. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/59        1868                        Letter from W. Wynn, London, England, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 1868.
                                            
                                            Informs him that a letter was sent with the hounds 
                                            listing their pedigrees; expenses stand at £ 20; 
                                            discusses of the purchase of a horse who is better 
                                            than the 'Prince of Denmark'; comments on the crowd
                                            at the races [Ascot]; sends his best to Lady 
                                            Buchanan.
                                            
Bu 23/60        1868                        Letter from W. Wynn, London, England to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 1868.
                                            
                                            Acknowledges receipt of his cheques; informs him of
                                            the winning horses and the betting form at the 
                                            races [Ascot]. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/61        2.6.1868                    Letter from Sir T. Biddulph, London, England, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 2 Jun 1868.
                                            
                                            Acknowledges the safe arrival of horses sent by 
                                            Prince Alexander Mertchersky.
                                            
Bu 23/62        14.6.1868                   Letter from Lord Airey, Gibraltar, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 14 Jun 1868.
                                            
                                            Remarks that he will find out where the 'Antelope' 
                                            is; informs him that Lord Blantyre and two of his 
                                            daughters [unnamed] were there in the winter, also 
                                            that Sir David and Lady Baird have visited on their
                                            way to Tangier; comments on society in Gibraltar 
                                            and supposes St Petersburg to be a 'capital place';
                                            invites him to visit. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/63        10.7.1868                   Letter from E. Twisleton, St Petersburg, Russia, to
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, Ligovo, Russia; 10 Jul 1868.
                                            
                                            Informs him he has returned from Moscow and is to 
                                            travel to Stockholm; thanks him for his 
                                            hospitality; comments that Moscow is a more 
                                            impressive city than Constantinople, Cairo and 
                                            Damascus; he hopes they will meet in England; sends
                                            best wishes to Lady Buchanan. 1 f
                                            
Bu 23/64        4.8.1868                    Letter from F. Vyner, Mala Morshoi, Russia, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 4 Aug 1868.
                                            
                                            Informs him of the travel arrangements for 
                                            Rosebery, his friends and himself; thanks him for 
                                            his hospitality; comments on their view of Moscow; 
                                            sends regards to Lady Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/65        11.1.1868-25.1.1868         Letter from 5th Earl Rosebery [A. Primrose], to Sir
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 11-25 Jan 1868.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his kindness; informs him that he 
                                            and Fred Vyner will go to the Review and will then 
                                            come on to dine with him and Lady Buchanan; Bute 
                                            will also be present; comments that he will not 
                                            need a horse as the weather will be hot and his 
                                            'wardrobe presents obstacles.'
                                            
                                            Informs him that the paper belongs to Bute; 'I 
                                            can't help being a jackdaw in peacock's plumage as 
                                            I have forgotten my mourning paper.' 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/66        23.4.1868                   Letter from T. Hankey, London, England, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 23 Apr 1868.
                                            
                                            Informs him he has just returned from Europe; gives
                                            details of a purchase he has made on his behalf; 
                                            comments on the policy of Gladstone and the 
                                            intervention of the Queen to suspend ecclesiastical
                                            appointments; Derby is to make a speech in the 
                                            House of Commons today. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/67        2.7.1868                    Letter from A. Buchanan, Stirlingshire, Scotland to
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 2 July 
                                            1868.
                                            
                                            Letter informing him of the death of his aunt; 
                                            gives details of her illness and decline; comments 
                                            on the outbreak of smallpox in Calais; sends best 
                                            wishes to Lady Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/68        1868                        Letter from 14th Baron St John [St A. Beauchamp] to
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 1868.
                                            
                                            Informs him that at the request of Colonel Blane he
                                            is to be shown 'military telegraph material'; he is
                                            to view this today.
                                            
Bu 23/69        24.10.1868                  Letter from H. Corry, Devon, England, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 24 Oct 1868.
                                            
                                            Discusses promotion prospects for his son [James]. 
                                            2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/70        26.10.1868                  Letter from 1st Earl of Beaconsfield [B. Disraeli],
                                            London, England to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia; 26 Oct 1868.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he will support his request for 
                                            his son [James] to be promoted within the Navy. 2 
                                            ff
                                            
Bu 23/71        28.10.1868                  Letter from J. Savile [later 1st Baron Savile of 
                                            Rufford], Berne, Switzerland, to Sir A. Buchanan, 
                                            St Petersburg, Russia; 28 Oct 1868.
                                            
                                            Thanks him and Lady Buchanan for their 
                                            congratulations on his appointment to Brussels; 
                                            remarks that he has only been in Berne a year and 
                                            has enjoyed himself 'thoroughly'; comments that his
                                            family have been visiting him; states he looks 
                                            forward to seeing more of them as they travel 
                                            through Brussels to and from St Petersburg. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/72        28.10.1868                  Letter from R. Meade, Foreign Office, London, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 28 Oct 
                                            1868.
                                            
                                            Informs him he has passed on his letter to Lord 
                                            Howden; he encloses the stamps as requested; 
                                            comments that the Duchess of Sutherland is 
                                            'sinking' and that the Blantyres will go abroad 
                                            only after her death; remarks that he saw Lord 
                                            Clarendon at Lord Granville's and that he was 'full
                                            of Spain.' 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/73        9.11.1868                   Letter from 2nd Baron Howden [J. Caradoc], Paris, 
                                            France, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            9 Nov 1868.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for taking charge of the Russian 
                                            breechloader; comments that Meade has made good any
                                            outstanding debt; informs him that Middleton has 
                                            had a severe operation, remarks that he was an 
                                            'idiot' not to have kept to Berne; gives his 
                                            opinion of the state of affairs in Spain, comments 
                                            he has had letters from Serrano.
                                            
                                            Postscript asking after Stuart and hoping he likes 
                                            Buenos Aries as much as he did.
                                            
Bu 23/74        14.10.1868                  Letter from 1st Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe [S.
                                            Canning], North Berwick, Scotland, to Sir 
                                            A.Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 14 Oct 1868.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for ensuring the enclosed letter is 
                                            passed to Glascott; comments on his [Glascott] 
                                            letter regarding the Turco-Persian boundary map; 
                                            states he has a personal interest in this matter 
                                            and request he confidentially write him a few words
                                            on Glascott.
                                            
Bu 23/75        11.8.1867                   Letter from 3rd Earl of St Germans [E. Eliot], St 
                                            Germans, England, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 11 Aug 1867.
                                            
                                            Letter of introduction for the daughter of Colonel 
                                            Pringle, his cousin. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/76        10.8.1868                   Letter from W. Graham, Bayonne, France, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 10 Aug 1868.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his letter; comments on his new 
                                            posting; sends kind regards to Lady Buchanan. 1 f
                                            
Bu 23/77        12.10.1868                  Letter from 15th Lord Elphinstone, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            12 Oct 1868.
                                            
                                            Requests he arrange for him to be presented to the 
                                            Emperor to thank him in person for consenting to be
                                            godfather to his son. 1 f
                                            
Bu 23/78        5.11.1868                   Letter from J. George, St Petersburg, Russia, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 5 Nov 1868.
                                            
                                            Remarks that he has informed Baron Gevers of the 
                                            postponement of the meeting. 1 f
                                            
Bu 23/79        18.4.1868-30.4.1868         Letter from Monsieur Walanaroff to Sir A. Buchanan,
                                            St Petersburg, Russia; 18-30 Apr 1868.
                                            
                                            Encloses Lord Bloomfield's letters; comments that 
                                            he may stay at Wiesbaden for some time; states he 
                                            will be sure to pass on instructions. 1 f
                                            
Bu 23/80        14.3.1868                   Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 14 Mar 1868.
                                            
                                            Expresses regret at the assassination attempt made 
                                            on the Duke of Edinburgh; he received the 
                                            information from Baron Brunnow; their Imperial 
                                            Majesties send their sympathy. 1 f
                                            
Bu 23/81        13.3.1868                   Telegram from 2nd Baron Stanley, London, England, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 13 Mar 
                                            1868.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the Duke of Edinburgh was shot in 
                                            the back by a Fenian; he is recovering well and 
                                            will return to England in a week.
                                            
Bu 23/82        9.3.1868                    Telegram from Queen Victoria, London, England to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 9 Mar 1868.
                                            
                                            Requests he pass on congratulations to the Russian 
                                            royal family on the birth of the Grand Duchess.
                                            
Bu 23/83        9.3.1868                    Telegram from Edward, Prince of Wales, London, 
                                            England to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            9 Mar 1868.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his telegrams relating news of the 
                                            Grand Duchess.
                                            
Bu 23/84        1868                        Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 1868.
                                            
                                            Expresses the thanks from the Imperial House, to be
                                            sent onto the Queen for her kind wishes on the 
                                            Imperial birth. 1 f
                                            
Bu 23/85        23.12.1868                  Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 23 Dec 1868.
                                            
                                            States that he is enclosing an order for Wedgwood 
                                            and requests to be informed of its progress. 1 f
                                            
Bu 23/86        1868                        Letter in French from A. Budberg to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 1868.
                                            
                                            Accepts his and Lady Buchanan's invitation to 
                                            dinner on June 2. 1 f
                                            
Bu 23/87        1868                        Letter in French from Baron Sternberg to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 1868.
                                            
                                            Letter marked 'jeudi'; accepts his and Lady 
                                            Buchanan's invitation to dine.
                                            
Bu 23/88        22.5.1868                   Letter in French from General Count Milyutin to Sir
                                            A. Buchanan; 22 May 1868.
                                            
                                            Reports that he has given the necessary orders 
                                            about the forts at Cronstadt to Commandant Johnson 
                                            who will inform General Sodtleben. 1 f
                                            
Bu 23/89        25.10.1868-6.11.1868        Letter in French from General Count Milyutin to Sir
                                            A. Buchanan; 25 Oct - 6 Nov 1868.
                                            
                                            States that he is returning volume 8 of the 
                                            'Journal Anglais'; thanks him for the loan. 1 f
                                            
Bu 23/90        6.7.1868                    Letter from Count Greig to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 6 Jul 1868.
                                            
                                            Gives brief details of the progress of the 
                                            Committee set up by the Emperor to organise new 
                                            custom houses and tariff measures. 1 f
                                            
Bu 23/91        16.7.1868-28.7.1868         Letter in French from Count Sodtleben to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 16 Jul-28 Jul 1868.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his hospitality; relates his travel 
                                            arrangements to Prussia; he is sorry they will not 
                                            have time to meet before he leaves and sends his 
                                            apologies to Lady Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/92        11.7.1868-22.7.1868         Letter in French from Count Adlerberg to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 11 Jul - 22 Jul 1868.
                                            
                                            Reports that he has had the honour to receive 
                                            Captain Sir John Mildmay and Lieutenant Cecil 
                                            Drummond; they have not been presented to His 
                                            Majesty as he has yet to find an appropriate 
                                            occasion. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 23/93        22.7.1868-3.8.1868          Letter in French from the Duke of Mecklenburg to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan; 22 Jul - 3 Aug 1868.
                                            
                                            Sends his compliments and responds to his question 
                                            on the forestry bordering his land. 1 f
                                            
Bu 23/94        25.9.1868-7.10.1868         Letter in French from V. Westmann to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 25 Sep 1868 - 7 Oct 1868.
                                            
                                            Discusses a suitable date for them to meet to hold 
                                            talks. 1 f
                                            
Bu 23/95        1868                        Letter in French from Veteria to Sir A. Buchanan; 
                                            1868.
                                            
                                            Letter marked 'dimanche soir'; reminds him that his
                                            response to 'the question' was very confidential. 1
                                            f
                                            
Bu 23/96        18.9.1868                   Letter in French from V. Westmann to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 18 Sep 1868.
                                            
                                            Informs him has just received a telegram of thanks 
                                            from the Emperor; quotes the whole telegram signed 
                                            from Comte Adlerberg. 1 f
                                            
Bu 23/97        18.9.1868                   Letter in French from V. Westmann, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia, to Sir A. Buchanan; 18 Sep 1868.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the Emperor has sent a telegram of
                                            thanks to him; quotes the complete contents of the 
                                            telegram. 1 f
                                            
Bu 23/98        19.9.1868-1.10.1868         Letter in French to Sir A. Buchanan; 19 Sep - 1 Oct
                                            1868.
                                            
                                            Invitation from the leaders of the 'Mission' for 
                                            him to be presented to the Grand Duke Alexis.
                                            
                                            Gives full list of members of the 'Mission.' 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/ 1-114    1869                        Letters from Foreign Office, London, and other 
                                            correspondents to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia; 1869.
                                            
                                            Letters received by Sir A. Buchanan at St 
                                            Petersburg from the Foreign Office and other 
                                            diplomats; the letters discuss the relations 
                                            between Greece, Turkey and Egypt and also between 
                                            France and Belgium; the Central Asian question and 
                                            relations between Russia and Britain are also 
                                            covered, with reference to British interests in 
                                            India; a number of letters concern travel in Russia
                                            and the Balkans. 1 volume
                                            
Bu 24/1         6.1.1869                    Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 6 Jan 1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he thought Gorchakov's stated 
                                            desire to take an impartial stance and limit the 
                                            scope of the conference to be held at Paris was 
                                            false; comments on disagreement between Greece and 
                                            Turkey and the poor government of Crete; states 
                                            that it was important that Britain and Russia acted
                                            together on the matter of the Greek/Turkish dispute
                                            in an attempt to secure peace. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 24/2         20.1.1869                   Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 20 Jan 1869.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his despatch and expresses approval 
                                            at the manner in which he had dealt with Prince 
                                            Gorchakov; comments on Brunnow's misrepresentation 
                                            of their conversation; states that it appeared the 
                                            Turks had behaved well following a meeting between 
                                            the Turks and Prince Gorchakov; refers to the Greek
                                            vessels in the Danube and Levant, which were 
                                            trading under the Russian flag as agreed by 
                                            Gorchakov and Bismarck at the conference; asks him 
                                            to convey to Gorchakov his satisfaction that 
                                            England and Russia had been able to agree at the 
                                            conference and secure a policy which would support 
                                            the King of Greece. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 24/3         3.2.1869                    Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 3 Feb 1869.
                                            
                                            Comments on the diplomacy of Gorchakov, Brunnow and
                                            Ignatiev and on the reported complaints about 
                                            Elliot [who was often in conflict with the 
                                            Russians]; discusses Balkan politics with reference
                                            to Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 24/4         17.2.1869                   Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 17 Feb 1869.
                                            
                                            Asks him to convey to Prince Gorchakov the 
                                            satisfaction of the British Government on the 
                                            outcome of the conference in Paris; informs him 
                                            that the Greeks had accepted the outcome but 
                                            remained ready to 'show hostility' to Turkey. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 24/5         3.3.1869                    Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon, Foreign Office, 
                                            London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            3 Mar 1869.
                                            
                                            Comments on relations between the Russian and 
                                            British Governments, noting that John Bright was 
                                            the greatest supporter of Russia in Parliament; 
                                            informs him that papers relating to recent 
                                            discussions between the two countries were 'unfit 
                                            for publication.' 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/6         17.3.1869                   Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 17 Mar 1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he was glad that Prince Gorchakov 
                                            was satisfied with the Blue Book on the outcome of 
                                            the problems relating to Greece and Turkey; 
                                            discusses the expected despatch regarding Central 
                                            Asian affairs and potential points of difference 
                                            between Britain and Russia. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/7         5.7.1869                    Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Grove Court, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia; 5 July 1869.
                                            
                                            Instructs him to return from his post for an 
                                            audience with the Queen. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/8         7.7.1869                    Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Grove Court, to Sir A. Buchanan; 7 July 1869.
                                            
                                            Invites him to call on Monday evening. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/9         4.8.1869                    Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon, Grove Court, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 4 Aug 1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he had acted correctly with regard
                                            to the Emperor of Russia, who did not appear 
                                            disposed to 'make trouble' in Central Asia; 
                                            Gorchakov was to see the Emperor and would discuss 
                                            policy in Asia and also commercial matters; states 
                                            that England did not intend to act in a hostile way
                                            towards Russia; informs him that he is going to 
                                            Wiesbaden. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 24/10        8.9.1869                    Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Wiesbaden, Hesse, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 8 Sep 1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he was to meet with Prince 
                                            Gorchakov at Heidelberg and hoped to find out how 
                                            Russian policy matched that of Great Britain in 
                                            Central Asia; discusses Indian and Turkish 
                                            commerce; informs him that he intends returning 
                                            home via Paris. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 24/11        29.9.1869                   Letter from 4th Earl Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 29 Sep 1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he was pleased to learn that 
                                            Prince Gorchakov was pleased with their recent 
                                            meeting [Gorchakov/Clarendon]; discusses religious 
                                            affairs. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/12        13.10.1869                  Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 13 Oct 1869.
                                            
                                            Comments that he was pleased that the Heidleberg 
                                            Conference [between Clarendon and Gorchakov] would 
                                            make his relations with Gorchakov easier; states 
                                            that Westman was mistaken in his belief that there 
                                            was to be a convention with Rumania; notes that 
                                            Prince Charles [Carol I] seemed to be aiming at 
                                            independence; comments on events in Paris and notes
                                            that the Emperor does not have a single good 
                                            adviser. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 24/13        27.10.1869                  Letter from 4th Earl Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 27 Oct 1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he was back in London as the 
                                            Cabinet was due to meet; discusses events in Paris 
                                            and possible policy in Central Asia. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/14        10.11.1869                  Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 10 Nov 1869.
                                            
                                            States that he had given Forsyth all necessary 
                                            assistance and hoped that he had assisted the 
                                            Russians with his 'local knowledge' [in central 
                                            Asia, especially Turkestan and India]; comments on 
                                            commercial activity in Central Asia and feared it 
                                            may become political; asks him to assure Prince 
                                            Gorchakov that he wished to maintain friendly 
                                            relations between England and Russia. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 24/15/1-3    24.11.1869                  Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 24 Nov 1869.
                                            
                                            Reports that he has received an account from 
                                            Forsyth of his visit to St Petersburg and thanks 
                                            him for his assistance; comments on the commercial 
                                            situation in Central Asia; encloses an extract of a
                                            letter sent to the Duke of Argyll; informs him that
                                            both he and Gladstone would like to know the rights
                                            of peasants over their land.
                                            
                                            Extract of a letter sent to the Duke of Argyll; 
                                            refers to commerce in central Asia with reference 
                                            to Turkestan, India, Persia and Russia.
                                            
                                            Extract of a letter from Mr Thornton, to Lord 
                                            Clarendon; comments on the character of his new 
                                            colleague Catagazy. 8 ff
                                            
Bu 24/16        8.12.1869                   Letter from 4th Earl Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 8 Dec 1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he was sending 'Indian papers' 
                                            sufficient to answer Russian rumours; comments on 
                                            Russian policy towards Central Asia and to the 
                                            attitudes of Gorchachov and Brunnow; states that he
                                            had learned more about Catagazy, who had moved from
                                            America to St Petersburg; comments on events in 
                                            Turkey and states that he hoped to receive a 
                                            telegram from Elliot; Lyons did not know if the 
                                            situation in Paris would remain stable, or how it 
                                            suited the Emperor. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 24/17        22.12.1869                  Letter from 4th Earl Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 22 Dec 1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he was pleased Gorchakov was not 
                                            to resign in favour of Ignatiev and that he had 
                                            informed Brunnow of this; comments on Russian 
                                            Policy in Central Asia; refers to events in Egypt 
                                            [the opening of the Suez canal] and states that it 
                                            was fortunate that Elliot had been present. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 24/18        15.9.1869                   Letter from J. Hole, Foreign Office, London, to Sir
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 15 Sep 1869.
                                            
                                            Sends him a copy of official despatch 259 addressed
                                            to Elliot referring to judicial reform in Egypt; 
                                            acknowledges receipt of his despatches which were 
                                            awaiting Lord Clarendon's attention. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/19        16.7.1869                   Letter from T. Lister, Foreign Office, London, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 16 July 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Instructs him to pass a letter from the Duchess of 
                                            Hamilton to the Empress of Russia. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/20        10.1869                     Letter from C. Spring-Rice, Foreign Office, London,
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; Oct 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Instructs him to inform Consul Barrow that he 
                                            cannot claim exemption from Russian tribunals and 
                                            must be asked to 'retire on private grounds.' 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/21        19.2.1869                   Letter from T. Staveley, Foreign Office, London, to
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 2 Feb 1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the matter of the copies of 'The 
                                            Queen's Messenger' and the type of envelope used 
                                            for his despatches has been brought to the 
                                            attention of Lord Clarendon.
                                            
Bu 24/22        6.1.1869                    Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 6 Jan 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Comments on Brunnow's misrepresentation of Lord 
                                            Clarendon's language and states that Beust is also 
                                            a dangerous person to deal with; states his fear 
                                            that Turkish intentions to Greece were hostile; 
                                            informs him that the unpleasant affair of Barrow 
                                            was before the Queen's Advocate; comments on the 
                                            commercial treaty and the input of Lord Bloomfield;
                                            informs him that he had heard little from the India
                                            Board. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/23        20.1.1869                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 20 Jan 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Expresses the hope that the confusion over the 
                                            Greek situation will soon end; states that Lyon's 
                                            despatch made it clear that the stance taken by 
                                            Prussia was influenced by Russia; informs him that 
                                            Brunnow had stated that the Russians would advise 
                                            the Greeks to submit and that the Prince of Wales 
                                            would no longer be visiting Greece. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/24/1-2    2.2.1869                    Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 2 Feb 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Encloses a despatch and asks if he objects to its 
                                            publication.
                                            
                                            Despatch from Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia, to 4th Earl Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office London, nos 5-6; 11 Jan 1869; 
                                            regarding the situation in Greece and Turkey. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/25        3.2.1869                    Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 3 Feb 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            States that it was a pity the 'Russia and her 
                                            agents' could not be criticised in the Blue Book, 
                                            but that the Greek despatches were not so critical 
                                            of Ignatiev as may have been expected; comments on 
                                            Gorchakov's praise of Ignatiev and his criticism of
                                            Elliot; states that he thought the alliance of 
                                            Russia and Prussia was due to Prussian fear of the 
                                            French; comments on Russian demands that King 
                                            George [of Greece] submit to the direction of the 
                                            Paris Conference and the problems caused by the 
                                            Christian population of Turkey. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/26        14.2.1869                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan; 14 Feb 1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the Admiralty could not provide 
                                            him with a vessel for him to return to St 
                                            Petersburg from Constantinople and that he should 
                                            travel up the Danube and then overland; comments on
                                            the poor relations between France and Prussia and 
                                            the positions adopted by Napoleon and Bismarck, 
                                            with reference to the role of the French press; 
                                            asks him what he knew about the Russian sale of 
                                            Alaska to America. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 24/27        3.3.1869                    Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan; 3 Mar 1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the Admiralty would send a vessel 
                                            to convey him either from Athens or Corinth; states
                                            that Gladstone's speech was to be published in 
                                            pamphlet form; comments on the policy of the 
                                            Emperor of the French towards Belgium. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 24/28        17.3.1869                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan; 17 Mar 1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the Admiralty would provide him 
                                            with a ship to carry him from Corinth to Brindisi 
                                            or Naples; was unsure if he would meet the Prince 
                                            of Wales at Athens or Constantinople; states that 
                                            he was glad Gorchakov approved of the Blue Book; 
                                            comments on the possibility of an understanding 
                                            between the Russians and Americans on 'warlike 
                                            eventualities' and states that in his opinion 
                                            America would like to see us at war with Russia; 
                                            reports that he did not know if Brunnow had made 
                                            any further reports on Central Asia; states that 
                                            the Russians seemed to be occupied with Japan. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 24/29        15.9.1869                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 15 Sep 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that Lord Clarendon wished him to make 
                                            enquires about the subject of the enclosed 
                                            memorandum [not present], before he [Clarendon] 
                                            arrived in St Petersburg. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/30        30.10.1869                  Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 30 Oct 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Comments on his salary and his expenses; discusses 
                                            the appointment of Layard, possibly to Madrid, and 
                                            does not doubt that it would upset some people in 
                                            the diplomatic service; reports that there was a 
                                            rumour that the Emperor of Russia was in ill health
                                            and may cancel his visit to Egypt. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/31        10.11.1869                  Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 10 Nov 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that there was no possibility of his 
                                            salary being increased; discusses the transfer of 
                                            Layard into the diplomatic service and states that 
                                            there were precedents for this. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/32        8.12.1869                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 8 Dec 1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he has been unwell and the Prince 
                                            Catagazy had been 'making a fool of himself' in 
                                            Washington; comments on Russian policy in the 
                                            U.S.A. and on President Grant's decision to appoint
                                            the 18th November as thanksgiving day; comments on 
                                            problems which kept Elliot in Egypt; states that it
                                            no longer seemed that Ignatiev was to succeed 
                                            Gorchakov; informs him that he had seen reports of 
                                            Lady Blantyre's death. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/33        29.9.1869                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 29 Sep 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Discusses the release of foreign prisoners and asks
                                            for numbers of prisoners being held in Russia. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/34        13.10.1869                  Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 13 Oct 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Reports that Lord Derby is dangerously ill; informs
                                            him that he should receive a despatch about the 
                                            Greek loan and that both France and Russia had been
                                            'living in a fools paradise' regarding the loan of 
                                            1832. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/35        9.8.1869                    Letter from A. Otway, Foreign Office, London, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 9 Aug 1869.
                                            
                                            Letter of introduction for David Chadwick, who had 
                                            business with the Russian Government. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/36        18.8.1869                   Letter from A. Otway, Foreign Office, London, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 18 Aug 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Forwards a letter from Sir James Carmichael, who is
                                            a personal friend. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/37        2.9.1869                    Letter from A. Otway, Foreign Office, London, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 2 Sep 1869.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his recent letter and informs him 
                                            that he is leaving for Wiesbaden. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/38        8.1.1869                    Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 8 Jan 1869.
                                            
                                            Sends him and Lady Buchanan seasons greetings; 
                                            comments on Turkey, Greece and the forthcoming 
                                            conference; refers to the apparent alliance between
                                            Russia and Prussia and the attitudes of Bismarck 
                                            and Gorchakov on this one subject; encloses an 
                                            article from a Cologne newspaper [not present] 
                                            commenting on the reported hostility of the Baltic 
                                            Provinces to the Emperor; states that the press in 
                                            Russia and Prussia were hostile to each other and 
                                            comments further on Bismarck and his policies. 6 ff
                                            
Bu 24/39        5.2.1869                    Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 5 Feb 1869.
                                            
                                            Comments on a recent article in the press, 
                                            reportedly by Bismarck, referring to information 
                                            from Vienna which 'should have been kept secret.' 2
                                            ff
                                            
Bu 24/40        5.3.1869                    Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 5 Mar 1869.
                                            
                                            Comments on Bismarck's response to the arrest of 
                                            Rumanian agents and to the Belgium railway; states 
                                            that the Prussians seemed to have taken the 
                                            initiative with regard to the proposed conference; 
                                            has heard that he was about to make a tour of 
                                            Moscow, Odessa, Constantinople and Athens; notes 
                                            that the situation in Rumania seemed 'very black'; 
                                            comments on the return of the cold weather. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/41        15.10.1869                  Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 15 Oct 1869.
                                            
                                            Reports that the King has returned from Baden to 
                                            open Parliament; comments on Prussian politics and 
                                            states that the upper house thought Bismarck had 
                                            gone 'too far in his liberal notions' and that 
                                            people resented the disordered state of Prussian 
                                            finances; discusses the opening of the Suez canal 
                                            where Elliot was to represent the Queen; reports 
                                            that Lord Derby was in poor health and Bloomfield 
                                            was due to take his 'usual winter leave.' 3 ff
                                            
Bu 24/42        21.3.1869                   Letter from 1st Earl Lyons, Paris, France, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 21 Mar 1869.
                                            
                                            Instructs him to direct the enclosed letter to the 
                                            Grand Duchess Cesarevona on behalf of the Prince of
                                            Wales. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/43        19.6.1869                   Letter from Sir H. Elliot, Therapia, Turkey, to Sir
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 19 June 1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that it was true that one of the men in
                                            his charge was to become a priest; comments on the 
                                            influence of Russia and Ignatiev on the region of 
                                            the Levant, which was at an unusually low ebb; 
                                            invites him and Lady Buchanan to visit, should they
                                            visit the region the following year. 6 ff
                                            
Bu 24/44        26.8.1869                   Letter from Sir H. Elliot, Constantinople, Turkey, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 26 Aug 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Reports that Sir H. Bulwer had voted for a 
                                            reduction in the expenses allowed to 
                                            Constantinople; informs him that in Turkey there 
                                            was no fear of there being an 'Egyptian question'; 
                                            states that he would tell the Admiral that the 
                                            commander's ship [James Buchanan] was in good order
                                            and that he looked forward to meeting his brother 
                                            Edward again; assumes that he will be enjoying the 
                                            hunting season; informs him that he is returning to
                                            England in November and sends regards to Lady 
                                            Buchanan. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 24/45        10.11.1869                  Letter from Sir H. Elliot, Constantinople, Turkey, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 10 Nov 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he was due to depart for Egypt; 
                                            reports that his son Edward had arrived two days 
                                            after the departure of his brother [James]; states 
                                            that he may return to England direct from Egypt; 
                                            reports that Ignatiev was surprised that he was 
                                            allowed to go to Suez. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/46        13.4.1869                   Letter from E. Erskine, Athens, Greece, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 13 Apr 1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he received his letter from St 
                                            Petersburg and was attempting to secure him hotel 
                                            accommodation in Athens, but warns that the hotels 
                                            were 'somewhat backward'; had arranged for him to 
                                            stay in the same apartment that had been used 
                                            recently by the Prince of Wales. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/47        1869                        Letter from Sir S. Dacres, Admiralty, Whitehall, 
                                            London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that Sir H. Elliot had written 
                                            favourable reports about his son [James Buchanan] 
                                            from Constantinople. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/48        12.10.1869                  Letter from H. Childers, Admiralty, London, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 12 Oct 1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he should be wary when dealing 
                                            with Mr Scott Tucker who had claimed to have 
                                            invented the torpedo; asks him to tell him that the
                                            Admiralty would be happy to consider his invention.
                                            2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/49        1.11.1869                   Letter from H. Childers, Admiralty, London, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 1 Nov 1869.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for conveying information regarding the 
                                            invention of torpedoes; informs him that 
                                            experiments were being carried out on this 
                                            invention throughout Europe and America. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/50        5.1.1869                    Letter from H. Childers, Admiralty, London, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 5 Jan 1869.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for the information about torpedoes; 
                                            does not know who his namesake was who was due to 
                                            attend his exhibition the following year; reports 
                                            that the Duchess of Argyll was out of danger. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/51        25.2.1869                   Letter from C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 25 Feb 1869.
                                            
                                            Conveys thanks on behalf of Mr Joseph Morris; 
                                            reports that the newly established authority in 
                                            Poland was very unsure of its power and sought to 
                                            refer to St Petersburg whenever possible; reports 
                                            the death of his sister Charlotte and describes her
                                            illness. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/52        1.9.1869                    Letter from C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 1 Sep 1869.
                                            
                                            Reports seeing Blane in Berlin and that he hoped to
                                            visit Warsaw with Sir William Codrington. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/53        7.10.1869                   Letter from C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 7 Oct 1869.
                                            
                                            Reports that the Russian authorities had refused to
                                            allow Polish working men to contribute articles to 
                                            the International Working Mens Exhibition due to be
                                            held in London; sends regards to Lady Buchanan. 2 
                                            ff
                                            
Bu 24/54        17.11.1869                  Letter from C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 17 Nov 1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the subject of despatch no 28 was 
                                            very out of date but the amount of evidence was so 
                                            great that he had addressed Lord Clarendon on the 
                                            issue; states that he will tell him more on the 
                                            subject when they meet in person. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/55        26.9.1869                   Letter from 6th Earl Mayo [R. Bourke], Simla, 
                                            Punjab, India, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia; 26 Sep 1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that Mr Eric Fox has been appointed as 
                                            assistant conservator in the forest department in 
                                            the central provinces; encloses a copy of map [not 
                                            present] showing the northern frontier of 
                                            Afghanistan; describes the events, places and 
                                            people of the region in considerable detail; also 
                                            mentions Turkestan, India and Asia in general. 9 ff
                                            
Bu 24/56        7.11.1869                   Letter from 6th Earl Mayo [R. Bourke], Allahabad, 
                                            India, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 7
                                            Nov 1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the latest accounts from Cabul 
                                            indicated that the Ameer had adopted their advice; 
                                            Shir Ali had forbidden the son of the King of 
                                            Bukhara from making rebellious demonstrations in 
                                            Cabul and states his contact with the young prince 
                                            [Yákub Khan] was over; states that Russia should 
                                            tell the King of Bukhara not to interfere in the 
                                            affairs of Afghanistan or any other province in the
                                            region; discusses the Central Asian Question in 
                                            detail. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/57        10.12.1869                  Letter from 1st Viscount Knollys, Marlborough 
                                            House, Pall Mall, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 10 Dec 1869.
                                            
                                            Conveys thanks for his kind attention on behalf of 
                                            the Prince of Wales; informs him the Princess of 
                                            Wales was unwell. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/58        5.5.1869                    Letter from Sir H. Rumbold, St Petersburg, Russia, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, Foreign Office, London; 5 May 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he is directing the letter to the 
                                            Foreign Office; was glad his trip to the Crimea had
                                            been successful and that he had a comfortable 
                                            journey on board the Caradoc; informs him that the 
                                            Central Asian Question was the only thing happening
                                            of any interest; the Turkish Naturalization had not
                                            caused much interest in Russia; informs him that 
                                            Lord Clarendon had offered him Venezuela and states
                                            that he would rather go to Paris; informs him of 
                                            the death of Menschikov and states that his wife, 
                                            who was unwell, had gone to Berne; asks in 
                                            confidence what is thought of him at headquarters. 
                                            3 ff
                                            
Bu 24/59        16.6.1869                   Letter from Sir H. Rumbold, St Petersburg, Russia, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 16 June 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he was to depart for Kronshdaht 
                                            and that Gorchakov and the Emperor were no longer 
                                            in St Petersburg; the infant Alexander is to be 
                                            christened and he is going to the ceremony; his 
                                            wife is due back and her health is much improved. 2
                                            ff
                                            
Bu 24/60        26.10.1869                  Letter from Sir H. Rumbold, Villa Delmar, 
                                            Baden-Baden, Württemberg-Baden, to Sir A. Buchanan,
                                            St Petersburg, Russia; 26 Oct 1869.
                                            
                                            Encloses a memorandum [not present]; informs him 
                                            that he and his wife, whose health was not good, 
                                            were going on to Switzerland; complains about the 
                                            cold weather; has heard the Morier was publicly 
                                            boasting of succeeding Odo Russell at Rome and 
                                            hoped it was not true as he felt the post would 
                                            suit him; reports a meeting with Gorchakov who had 
                                            praised Bismarck and the King of Prussia; his wife 
                                            asks to be remembered to Lady Buchanan and he 
                                            states that he was very sad to leave St Petersburg.
                                            2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/61        5.2.1869                    Letter from T. Michell, 33 Queen Street, Edinburgh,
                                            Scotland, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia; 5 Feb 1869.
                                            
                                            Encloses an article from the Scotsman; comments on 
                                            trade tariffs; informs him that he and his wife had
                                            gone to Edinburgh from Cheltenham due to the death 
                                            of Mrs Pearson; comments on the weather.
                                            
                                            Note asking him to show the enclosed article to his
                                            brother [J. Michell]. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/62        1869                        Letter from Sir E. Phipps, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 1869.
                                            
                                            Expresses thanks on behalf of himself and his wife 
                                            to him and Lady Buchanan for their kindness during 
                                            his posting to St Petersburg. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/63        4.7.1869                    Letter from F. Antrobus, The Oratory, London, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he has given up his position in 
                                            the diplomatic service to study for the Priesthood;
                                            sends his regards to Lady Buchanan. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/64        6.6.1869                    Letter from R. Middleton, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 6 June 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Writes to inform him that he has been appointed to 
                                            Venezuela; refers to their recent meeting in 
                                            London. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/65        24.10.1869                  Letter from R. Middleton, Carácas, Venezuela, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 24 Oct 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for applying to Lord Clarendon on his 
                                            behalf; sends regards to Lady Buchanan. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/66        27.4.1869                   Letter from G. Stevens, Odessa, Russia, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 27 Apr 1869.
                                            
                                            Transmits a note of disbursements; had heard of his
                                            safe arrival at Constantinople. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/67        1.10.1869                   Letter from G. Stevens, Odessa, Russia, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 1 Oct 1869.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for sorting out the problem with the 
                                            delivery of his newspapers, which had arisen as a 
                                            result of the Carrington/Murray scandal [Lord 
                                            Carrington publicly horsewhipped Murray]; asks him 
                                            to forward a despatch to Lord Clarendon; comments 
                                            on the efficiency of Mr Abbot; reports that Mr 
                                            Kingslake was with him and had been to see 
                                            battlefields [to assist with the preparation of the
                                            next volume of his history of the Crimean War], 
                                            having brought with him a letter of introduction 
                                            from Captain Ellis; reports that he had received 
                                            many visitors including Mr and Mrs Powell and gives
                                            family background of Mrs Powell, who was the 
                                            stepsister of Hon Mr Stuart and whose maiden name 
                                            was Lumsden, her mother married General Trimmonief;
                                            she had shown him a portrait of the Misses 
                                            Trimmonief; reports that the Emperor and Empress of
                                            Russia were unwell.
                                            
                                            Reports that the Grand Duke and Duchess were very 
                                            well received; describes an incident in which 
                                            General Todleben offended Grand Duke Nicholas; 
                                            describes an accident at sea resulting in the loss 
                                            of the Tourida which nearly resulted in the death 
                                            of the Prince of Oldenburg; Mr Abbot had answered 
                                            his query about Mr Searle and he was waiting to 
                                            hear about the 'Garrett's affair.' 10 ff
                                            
Bu 24/68        20.10.1869                  Letter from G. Stevens, Odessa, Russia, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 20 Oct 1869.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his support in his application for 
                                            leave to Lord Clarendon; comments on the state of 
                                            disorder in which he had found things in Odessa and
                                            the expense involved in the reorganisation; informs
                                            him that Mr Abbot was now in a position to take 
                                            over the post, providing his health permitted it; 
                                            states that Belgrade would be a more suitable post 
                                            for Abbot should Langworth vacate it; reports that 
                                            the Emperor had arrived from Yalta and that he 
                                            looked unwell but that General Kotzebue seemed in 
                                            good health, the party had departed for Kiev; had 
                                            called on Filleul to thank him for his kindness to 
                                            Forsyth; had introduced Forsyth to Count Babrinsky 
                                            and Baron Ungen Sternberg; asks for portraits of 
                                            him and Lady Buchanan for his Crimean album which 
                                            also contained Major Alison and Mrs Grey.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he had done everything possible 
                                            for Forsyth and his party, which included a Mr 
                                            Elsmie who had been a friend of his late brother, 
                                            Richard; reports the murder of a family of Jews and
                                            the escape of the assailants; Mr Kingslake had 
                                            returned to England from Constantinople; informs 
                                            him that he was in receipt of letters from Mr 
                                            Hepworth Dixon.
                                            
                                            PS Reports that Mr Hunt, the assistant of Mr Abbot,
                                            wished to marry a Russian Lady; discusses the 
                                            education of children born into the orthodox faith 
                                            as he had a report which originated from Mr 
                                            Grenville Murray that he [Buchanan] had dealt with 
                                            a similar case and that the consul was exempted 
                                            from swearing an oath to educate their children in 
                                            the orthodox faith. 8 ff
                                            
Bu 24/69        1.3.1869                    Letter from Lord Hamilton, 19 Eaton Square, London,
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 1 Mar 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Asks him to pass the enclosed letter to the Finance
                                            Minister; expresses interest in railway 
                                            construction in Poland. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/70        11.9.1869                   Letter from Lord Hamilton, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 11 Sep 1869.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his assistance in the recovery of a 
                                            missing bag and for supplying a passport; Lady 
                                            Claud also sends her thanks. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/71        25.8.1869                   Letter from Lord E. Gascoyne, Hotel de France, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 25 Aug 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him of his travel arrangements and his 
                                            expected time of arrival so that he could meet his 
                                            train. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/72        25.8.1869                   Letter from Lord E. Gascoyne, Hotel de France, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 25 Aug 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Thanks him and Lady Buchanan for their hospitality 
                                            in St Petersburg and informs him that he had 
                                            written to Mr Gibson about his travels in Russia; 
                                            describes his journey which took him to Sebastapol 
                                            and Yalta in the Crimea including the quality of 
                                            hotels in the region; had meet General Kotzebue and
                                            Mr Kingslake; he and Lady Eustace send regards to 
                                            him and Lady Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/73        15.10.1869                  Letter from J. Chadwick, St Petersburg, Russia, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 15 Oct 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that urgent business had called him 
                                            back to England and expresses regret at not saying 
                                            goodbye in person. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/74        21.7.1869                   Letter from 1st Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe, 
                                            [S. Canning], Grosvenor Square, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 21 July 1869.
                                            
                                            Letter of introduction for Oscar Browning of King's
                                            College Cambridge who was touring during that 
                                            summer and who hoped to visit St Petersburg and 
                                            Constantinople. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/75        26.7.1869                   Letter from H. Bulwer, 53 Upper Brook Street, 
                                            London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            26 July 1869.
                                            
                                            Letter of introduction for Lord and Lady Eustace 
                                            Cecil; informs him that Lord Eustace was brother to
                                            Lord Salisbury. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/76        6.7.1869                    Letter from J. Stuart, 5 Queen's Gate, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 6 July 1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that Norman MacColl, a fellow of 
                                            Cambridge University, was currently in St 
                                            Petersburg. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/77        4.8.1869                    Letter from J. Clark, Trinity College, Cambridge, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 4 Aug 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Letter of introduction for two Cambridge fellows, 
                                            Mr Brocklebank and Mr Law, both of King's College. 
                                            1 f
                                            
Bu 24/78        13.7.1869                   Letter from J. Rebow, House of Commons, London, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 13 Jul 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Letter of introduction for Lord Eustace Cecil, 
                                            brother of Lord Salisbury, who was to visit St 
                                            Petersburg. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/79        22.7.1869                   Letter from Lord St Germans, 36 Dover Street, 
                                            London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            22 Jul 1869.
                                            
                                            Letter of introduction for Sir Henry Vavasour who 
                                            married the daughter of the late Lord Braybrooke. 2
                                            ff
                                            
Bu 24/80        2.8.1869                    Letter from Countess of Clarendon, Grosvenor 
                                            Crescent, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 2 Aug 1869.
                                            
                                            Letter of introduction for Fabio Campana, who was 
                                            travelling to St Petersburg with his new opera; 
                                            informs him he intended to take it to London if it 
                                            was a success. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/81        21.5.1869                   Letter from 6th Viscount Powerscourt [R. 
                                            Wingfield], 37 Grosvenor Square, London, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 21 May 1869.
                                            
                                            Enquires what would be the best method of 
                                            transporting a box to a General in St Petersburg. 2
                                            ff
                                            
Bu 24/82        19.8.1869                   Letter from W. Rogers, St Petersburg, Russia, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 19 Aug 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his invitation to dinner which he 
                                            must refuse as he was leaving for Moscow. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/83        1869                        Letter from Alfonds, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 1869.
                                            
                                            Invites him to dinner. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/84        1869                        Letter from A. Bailey, 34 Grosvenor Street, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan; 1869.
                                            
                                            Invites him to dinner. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/85        6.1.1869                    Letter from Elderslie, Scotland, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 6 Jan 1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him of the death of his nephew and the 
                                            sorrow of his family; asks to be remembered to Lady
                                            Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/86        13.1.1869                   Letter from 12th Baron Blantyre [C. Stuart], 
                                            Erskine, Scotland, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 13 Jan 1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he and his wife had returned home 
                                            from the trip to Europe; describes his travels in 
                                            Nice, Milan, Florence, Rome, Lake Como, Lake 
                                            Guarda, Venice, Bologna and then back to France; 
                                            had meet the Bagots, Lord Albert and some friends; 
                                            asks him to send some cigarettes and some Russian 
                                            leather to make waterproof boots; informs him that 
                                            he was looking for a house in Grosvenor Square 
                                            which would allow him to travel to Westminster by 
                                            'underground rails'; informs him that Walter was 
                                            well and that he wished to find a tutor who would 
                                            take him abroad to study; reports that he had an 
                                            excellent crop of turnips and Swedes; informs him 
                                            that the Bairds had left for Gibraltar. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 24/87        21.2.1869                   Letter from 12th Baron Blantyre [C. Stuart], 
                                            Erskine, Scotland, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 21 Feb 1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he had returned from Lennoxlove; 
                                            advises him that the Master of the Cheshire Hounds,
                                            Mr Corbett, may sell his horses; thanks him for the
                                            cigarettes and the pieces of leather; informs him 
                                            that the Bairds had arrived in Malta and were to go
                                            to Corfu and that his mother had been to the 
                                            Eagles. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/88        7.1.1869                    Letter from Sir W. Stuart, Buenos Aires, Argentina,
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 7 Jan 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his letter; offers comparison 
                                            between the climate of St Petersburg and that of 
                                            Buenos Aires; expresses regret that he had not got 
                                            the Swiss mission; thanks him for settling his 
                                            financial affairs and to pass on his thanks to Mr 
                                            Rumbold, who had paid him £ 90 for furniture; 
                                            reports that his wife had received a letter from 
                                            Lady Buchanan and that her health had deteriorated 
                                            since her arrival in South America; reports that 
                                            the Paraguayan war seemed to be over; expresses the
                                            hope that Georgiana was free from headaches and 
                                            sends regards to everyone in St Petersburg. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 24/89        14.11.1869                  Letter from Sir W. Stuart, Buenos Ayres, Argentina,
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 14 Nov 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            States that he had enjoyed his trip as described in
                                            a letter from his wife to Lady Buchanan; comments 
                                            on the decision of Antrobus to study for the 
                                            priesthood and states that times were hard for 
                                            diplomats and those who could transfer to another 
                                            profession were very fortunate; comments on the 
                                            unstable situation in Madrid and states that Lord 
                                            Clarendon would have problems appointing anyone to 
                                            the post; sends regard to Georgiana, Blane and 
                                            Drummond. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 24/90        26.9.1869                   Letter from A. Buchanan, Dumbartonshire, Scotland, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 26 Sep 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Comments on the visit of Mr Forsyth and his party 
                                            from India to the Crimea and St Petersburg and 
                                            recommends them to him; sends regards to Lady 
                                            Buchanan. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 24/91        26.9.1869                   Letter from Sir T. Forsyth, Vienna, Austria, to Sir
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 26 Sep 1869.
                                            
                                            States that he will be arriving on 21 October and 
                                            understands Lord Clarendon will have informed him 
                                            of his visit; reports that he will travel from 
                                            Constantinople to Odessa, Kiev and Moscow and asks 
                                            him to keep any mail which will be confidential in 
                                            nature until his arrival; states that he is 
                                            travelling with Mr Hall Plumer and Mr Elsmie and 
                                            asks for information about rail travel in Russia. 2
                                            ff
                                            
Bu 24/92        15.2.1869-27.2.1869         Letter in French from V. Westmann to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 15 - 27 Feb 1869.
                                            
                                            States that he has a copy of the letter to Mr 
                                            Jenner-Blakeney of Gloucestershire; informs him 
                                            that he has seen Elliot. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/93        3.7.1869-17.7.1869          Letter in French from V. Westmann to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 3 - 17 Jul 1869.
                                            
                                            Invitation from the Emperor to visit at 6pm and 
                                            stay until Tuesday morning; gives brief details of 
                                            planned events. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/94        16.8.1869-28.8.1869         Letter in French from V. Westmann to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 16-28 Aug 1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that two messengers are to leave for 
                                            Teheran and two for Constantinople; there are 
                                            despatches for his and the English legations. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/95        1868-1869                   Letter in French from F. Jonieur, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 1868-1869.
                                            
                                            Letter marked 'dimanche'; replies to his questions 
                                            about maps forwarded to him by M. de Westman; gives
                                            brief explanation of the map of London. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 24/96        16.2.1869                   Letter from Count Greig to Sir A. Buchanan; 16 Feb 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him of the date and time that the 'Cattley 
                                            case' was settled; the Senate have upheld the 
                                            decision. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/97        5.2.1869                    Letter from Count Greig to Sir A. Buchanan; 5 Feb 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he has signed the Senate decision 
                                            on the 'Cattely case';
                                            
                                            Annotation stating that 200 roubles was recovered 
                                            for Messrs Colley and Co. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/98        16.9.1869                   Letter from Count Greig to Sir A. Buchanan; 16 Sep 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            He is forwarding paper relating to his questions on
                                            taxation. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/99        17.2.1869                   Letter from H. Cattley, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 17 Feb 1869.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his note and for his help. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/100       1.3.1869                    Letter from H. Cattley, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 1 Mar 1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the paper had reached the 
                                            Commercial Court and thanks him for his help in the
                                            matter. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/101       5.8.1869-17.8.1869          Letter in French from A. Hall, Peterhoff, Russia, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 5-17 Aug
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Tells him that he will reply to his letter fully 
                                            when he returns; the Grand Duke has already left 
                                            and regrets not being able to see him and Lady 
                                            Buchanan. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/102       1869                        Letter in French from the Comte de Peserroy, to Sir
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 1869.
                                            
                                            Letter marked 'a mardi soir'; comments on Monsieur 
                                            Westman's explanation of the diplomatic 'order of 
                                            the day'; requests he pass on a short note and 
                                            small parcel by courier to Monsieur Sabourow. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/103       1869                        Letter in French from Comte de Danzeele to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 1869.
                                            
                                            Letter marked 'lundi matin'; informs him that he 
                                            will not be able to receive the telegram personally
                                            as he will be absent from the office.
                                            
                                            Postscript sending regards to Lady Buchanan. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/104       14.9.1869-26.9.1869         Letter in French from Prince Georg of Oldenburg, St
                                            Petersburg, Russia to Sir A. Buchanan; 14-26 Sep 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Sends apologies to Lady Buchanan and him on his own
                                            behalf and that of his family for being unable to 
                                            take up their kind invitation.
                                            
Bu 24/105       1869                        Letter in French from Vetiera to Sir A. Buchanan; 
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Accepts his invitation to dine.
                                            
Bu 24/106       29.11.1869                  Letter in French to Sir A. Buchanan; 29 Nov 1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he is in agreement with the 
                                            language used about the 'affair' [unspecified]. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/107       19.8.1869                   Letter in French to Sir A. Buchanan; 19 Aug 1869.
                                            
                                            Requests he confirm the receipt of technical 
                                            information from the Ministry of War. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/108       23.12.1869                  Letter in French from Comte de Gobineau to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 23 Dec 1869.
                                            
                                            Remarks on numbers of appointments in his legation.
                                            1 f
                                            
Bu 24/109       28.7.1869                   Letter in French from Monsieur Concmenos, Krasnoé 
                                            Sélo to Sir A. Buchanan; 28 Jul 1869.
                                            
                                            Relates brief details of his outing with Madame 
                                            Concmenos and Lady Buchanan to Ligova; informs him 
                                            that he has recommended his courier be appointed to
                                            Paris.
                                            
Bu 24/110       5.1.1869-17.1.1869          Letter in French from Prince Gregorine to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 5-17 Jan 1869.
                                            
                                            Requests permission to present Colonel Prince 
                                            d'Ienérétie, aide de camp, to the Emperor; informs 
                                            him only to respond if this is not possible.
                                            
Bu 24/111       1869                        Letter in French from General de Berg to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 1869.
                                            
                                            Invitation to dine extended to Sir Andrew and Lady 
                                            Buchanan. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/112       1869                        Letter from A. Silmanowitz to Sir A. Buchanan; 1869
                                            
                                            Accepts his invitation to dinner; requests Lady 
                                            Buchanan excuse him early as he is to dine with the
                                            Emperor on the following evening. 1 f
                                            
Bu 24/113       15.9.1869-27.9.1869         Letter in French from Comte de Peserroy to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; 15-27 Sep 1869.
                                            
                                            Informs him Monsieur Baranowsky will leave St 
                                            Petersburg next Tuesday; he is delegated as part of
                                            a mission to discuss the situation in France, 
                                            England, Egypt and the Orient; requests that he 
                                            [Buchanan] write a letter of introduction for 
                                            Monsieur Baranowsky to Lord Mayo and Lord Napier. 1
                                            f
                                            
Bu 24/114       28.9.1869                   Copy letter from Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia, to 6th Earl Mayo [R. Bourke], India; 28 Sep
                                            1869.
                                            
                                            Introduces Mr Baranowsky, an agent of the Russian 
                                            Steam Navigation Company who was to go to India 
                                            with the objective of establishing commercial 
                                            relations between the two countries. 1 f
                                            
Bu 25/ 1-98     1870                        Letters from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            E. Hammond, 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], 
                                            1st Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe [Canning], 1st 
                                            Baron Headley [C. Winn], W. Alexander, 6th Earl 
                                            Mayo [R. Bourke, 2nd Baron Bloomfield, Lord Loftus,
                                            C Mansfield, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg 
                                            Russia; 1870.
                                            
                                            Letters refer to relations between England and 
                                            Russia; the situation in the Balkans and central 
                                            Asia; events leading up to outbreak of 
                                            Franco-Prussian War and Turko-Russian War; european
                                            and British politics; the territorial dispute 
                                            concerning Afghan borders is discussed in Lord 
                                            Mayo's correspondence.
                                            
                                            The region of Uzbekistan existed from c 1800 and 
                                            was an area disputed between Turkey and Russia, 
                                            which was conquered by Russia between 1868-1875; 
                                            the Khiva region remained Turkish until 1873; 
                                            Bukhara was ruled by Turks until 1868, as was the 
                                            town of Samarkand; the Turkestan region was 
                                            conquered from, Krasnovodsk, a town on the coast of
                                            the Caspian Sea [within the region]; the area was 
                                            important for commerce especially with the building
                                            of the Trans-Caspian Railway; British interest in 
                                            the region was due to commerce and the effect on 
                                            India. 1 volume
                                            
Bu 25/1         12.10.1869                  Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 12 Oct 1869.
                                            
                                            Comments on the poor treatment of the widow of Mr 
                                            Baring by the Russian Government; asks him to raise
                                            the matter with Prince Gorchakov. 1 f
                                            
Bu 25/2         5.1.1870                    Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 5 Jan 1870.
                                            
                                            Comments on Russian policy in Central Asia and the 
                                            control exercised over the Emir of Bukhara; states 
                                            that Gorchakov was right to praise the actions of 
                                            Elliot in Egypt and that Beust had taken all the 
                                            credit for the settlement; discusses Catagazy and 
                                            the importance of Russian influence in Washington; 
                                            comments on the convention between Russia and 
                                            Rumania. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 25/3         19.1.1870                   Letter from 4th Earl Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 19 Jan 1870.
                                            
                                            Reports that Brunnow was always 'fishing for 
                                            compliments' to send to Gorchakov, but states that 
                                            he was sincere in thinking Gorchakov a good 
                                            minister; comments on the development of Russian 
                                            activity in Central Asia with reference to the 
                                            annexation of Khiva [annexed by Russia in 1873] and
                                            the importance of the area around the Oxus; asks 
                                            him to convey thanks to Prince Gorchakov for the 
                                            improved language of Catagazy and states that he 
                                            could not see why Catagazy should wish to promote 
                                            war between England and the U.S.A.; discusses the 
                                            activities of the revolutionaries in Paris who were
                                            seeking to disrupt trade in order to damage the 
                                            government and reports that Lyons thought the 
                                            present ministry would succeed. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 25/4         2.2.1870                    Letter from 4th Earl Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 2 Feb 1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that it was good policy to let 
                                            Gorchakov know that the British Government was 
                                            watching Russian policy towards Central Asia, 
                                            especially regarding Khiva; states that in his 
                                            opinion Montenegro was not in any real danger from 
                                            Turkish aggression and that Ignatiev had worried 
                                            Gorchakov without real cause; refers back to the 
                                            recent Paris Conference which had been very 
                                            favourable to Turkey. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 25/5         16.2.1870                   Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 16 Feb 1870.
                                            
                                            Comments on the situation in Montenegro which he 
                                            thought was causing Gorchakov unnecessary anxiety; 
                                            states that Turkey wished to maintain peace in 
                                            Europe; encloses a letter from Forsyth who wished 
                                            to know the attitude of the Emir of Bukhara and the
                                            situation in Afghanistan; reports on Gladstone's 
                                            speech to the House of Commons which was a great 
                                            success. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 25/6         2.3.1870                    Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 2 Mar 1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the surprise appearance of the 
                                            Emperor at his ball was a great compliment and that
                                            the Queen would be sending the Emperor a message in
                                            return; instructs him to tell Prince Gorchackov 
                                            that he [Clarendon] did not doubt his intentions; 
                                            expresses the hope that Aali Pasha's purpose would 
                                            be well received and that Gorchakov would not 
                                            perceive Turkey as a threat to Montenegro. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/7         16.3.1870                   Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 16 Mar 1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that a long Cabinet prevented him from 
                                            writing much, but that he wished him to 
                                            congratulate Gorchakov on his handling of the 
                                            Montenegro affair; states that Gorchakov's policy 
                                            in Central Asia was very prudent and that no other 
                                            power would dispute Russia's policy; reports that 
                                            the Pope was 'marching to victory'; discusses the 
                                            power of the church in state and society. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 25/8         30.3.1870                   Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 30 Mar 1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he was acting correctly with 
                                            regard to Central Asia by telling Gorchakov that 
                                            the British Government were aware of Russian policy
                                            in the region; expresses the hope that England and 
                                            Russia could work together to maintain peace 
                                            between Turkey and Montenegro; informs him that he 
                                            had not seen Brunnow for several days. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 25/9         13.4.1870                   Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 13 Apr 1870.
                                            
                                            States that the experiment of 'frankness' in 
                                            dealing with foreign policy in Central Asia was a 
                                            success and had averted conflict between Montenegro
                                            and Turkey; notes that the 'gentlemen of Khiva' may
                                            still make trouble; comments on Colonel Blane's 
                                            report on the Russian military and on the behaviour
                                            of the Prince of Rumania; reports that he had 
                                            learned from Rumbold of the proposed marriage of 
                                            the Duke of Edinburgh [] and that the difference in
                                            religion would not be popular. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 25/10        27.4.1870                   Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villier], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 27 Apr 1870.
                                            
                                            Discusses European political intrigue and Austria's
                                            attitude to Montenegro, stating that this would not
                                            do Austria any good; comments on the recent tragedy
                                            in Greece, stating that the press reflected public 
                                            opinion and did not exaggerate it; refers to the 
                                            drive for 'emancipation from the Turkish yoke'. 3 
                                            ff
                                            
Bu 25/11        11.5.1870                   Letter from 4th Earl Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 11 May 1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that Hammond was ill and that he was 
                                            pressed for time due to the 'Greek business'; 
                                            expresses the hope that peace would be maintained 
                                            in Rumania. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/12        25.5.1870                   Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 25 May 1870.
                                            
                                            Comments on the forthcoming move of Brunnow to the 
                                            Embassy in Paris and states that Gorchakov had made
                                            a mistake in moving him; asks him to convey his 
                                            regrets to Prince Gorchakov on the loss of Brunnow 
                                            from London; reports Thornton's comments on the 
                                            behaviour of Cartagzy in Washington. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 25/13        8.6.1870                    Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 8 June 1870.
                                            
                                            States that Brunnow had not wanted to move to Paris
                                            and that he was sorry to lose him; comments on the 
                                            problems in Greece and speculates on possible 
                                            differences with Russia on this question; requests 
                                            that he find out as much as possible about Russian 
                                            policy; reports that there is a great deal of 
                                            speculation about the visit of the King of Prussia 
                                            and Prince Bismarck to the Tsar, as the Tsar had 
                                            only just returned from Berlin; was glad that 
                                            relations between America and Russia were 
                                            stabilizing following the sale of Alaska; was not 
                                            sure if he would go to Wiesbaden that summer. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 25/14        22.6.1870                   Letter from 4th Earl of Clarendon [G. Villiers], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 22 June 1870.
                                            
                                            States that he was unwell and could only touch on 
                                            the many interesting issues raised in his last 
                                            despatch; refers to the firm stance taken by 
                                            England with regard to Russian policy in Asia and 
                                            the decision to inform Gorchakov of English 
                                            scrutiny, the Greek situation and the move of 
                                            Brunnow to Paris. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 25/15        18.1.1870                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 18 Jan 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he was at home due to illness and 
                                            did not know what answer he had been given to his 
                                            [Buchanan's] despatch; states that Barron should 
                                            not have told Aali [Pasha] what Buchanan had 
                                            written about Gorchakov; reports that there was no 
                                            new information on Catagazy's behaviour in 
                                            Washington, or about Central Asia. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/16        2.2.1870                    Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 2 Feb 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he cannot send information on 
                                            Turkish affairs that is not in the possession of 
                                            the Foreign Office for him to dispute the lies 
                                            Gorchakov told him; comments on the 'mischief 
                                            making Beust's comments found in the Vienna 
                                            despatch No 220 to Bloomfield, which stated that 
                                            Beust had brought about peace in Montenegro; states
                                            that he does not trust Gorchakov with regard to 
                                            Central Asia and implies that he might attempt to 
                                            lay blame on Kaufmann; discusses Russian activity 
                                            on the Afghan border; Brunnow had tried to blame 
                                            him [Buchanan] for not informing the Russian 
                                            Government of the proposed instruction to Erskine 
                                            with regard to Greece; did not doubt that Michell's
                                            report would be interesting.
                                            
Bu 25/17        16.2.1870                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 16 Feb 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that Gorchackov's 'designs against the 
                                            Turks' were reported everywhere, even by Count 
                                            Beust; comments on Mansfield's report on the new 
                                            railway which may weaken the position of Russia on 
                                            the Polish frontier; states that it was his opinion
                                            that Gorchakov was preparing for war; comments on 
                                            Bismarck's recent defeat in the upper house which 
                                            may cause a crisis in Prussia; discusses the 
                                            possibility of a Prussian alliance with Austria and
                                            the effect this would have on Russian designs 
                                            against Turkey; informs him that Layard was doing 
                                            well in Spain but that he complained about his 
                                            house which Crampton had left as a 'pig sty.'
                                            
                                            Informs him that a large number of despatches had 
                                            been sent from Brunnow to Catagazy and speculates 
                                            on their contents; comments on Russian activity in 
                                            the Black Sea and states that the experience of 
                                            Sebastopol should have warned them against such an 
                                            action; informs him that the Irish Land Bill had 
                                            been launched but that he had not yet had time to 
                                            read Gladstone's speech which ran to many pages. 3 
                                            ff
                                            
Bu 25/18        15.3.1870                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 15 Mar 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he had appeared before the 
                                            Diplomatic Committee on several occasions and that 
                                            it seemed well disposed; comments on Gorchakov's 
                                            intentions towards Turkey and the influence he 
                                            exercised over the Emperor; informs him that his 
                                            last despatch had been sent to the Admiralty; 
                                            expresses doubts that the Russian alliance with 
                                            Austria would last, suggesting that it would fail 
                                            at the end of Prince Charles of Rumania's reign; 
                                            states that the interests of Austria and Hungary in
                                            the lower Danube clashed with those of Russia; 
                                            comments on Russian ambition in Central Asia, with 
                                            reference to Krasnovodsk and the Caspian Sea; 
                                            comments on the Irish question in the Commons which
                                            was currently dealing with land and education. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/19        29.3.1870                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 29 Mar 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Comments on the progress of the Diplomatic 
                                            Committee; states that Orlov's exposure of 
                                            Gorchakov was amusing but there was little to 
                                            choose between Gorchakov and Beust; informs him 
                                            that he did not think the despatches were being 
                                            tampered with but had suggested the bags remain in 
                                            the chancery while they were in Berlin; comments 
                                            favourably on the character of Sir George Bonham; 
                                            reports the illness and possible death of General 
                                            Grey and states it would be sad for the Queen; 
                                            comments on his last despatch relating to Russia, 
                                            Turkey and the Caspian Sea; states that he did not 
                                            think the Pope would be overthrown. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/20        13.4.1870                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 13 Apr 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Reports that he had finished giving evidence, in 
                                            answers to 1171 questions, to the Diplomatic 
                                            Committee, which was progressing slowly and causing
                                            considerable interest; reports that Sir Charles 
                                            Hartley had explained his despatch regarding the 
                                            building of a railway to Krasnovodsk; comments on 
                                            the French Ministerial crisis, the difficulties of 
                                            the Emperor and the impact on his health; suggests 
                                            that the Russian armaments described by Blane were 
                                            probably a precautionary measure possibly prompted 
                                            by the age of the King of Prussia; states that 
                                            Russia was lucky to have sold Alaska to America as 
                                            the Senate seemed inclined not to agree to further 
                                            land purchases; comments on the Pope's position 
                                            which hung in the balance; informs him the Irish 
                                            Land Bill was making slow progress; comments on the
                                            Education Bill. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 25/21        24.5.1870                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 24 May 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Asks him to inform Lady Buchanan that Lady Hammond 
                                            had seen Mrs Rashleigh; informs him that he has 
                                            been unwell; comments on the 'Greek papers' and 
                                            states that brigandage in the area would be stamped
                                            out; states that he would not be surprised if 
                                            Catagazy returned to St Petersburg; expresses 
                                            regret upon Brunnow's departure for Paris and 
                                            blames Gorchakov for the move; comments that the 
                                            Irish Land Bill would get through the Commons, and 
                                            that the Diplomatic Committee continued to make 
                                            slow progress and Christie, Baker and Clarendon 
                                            were to appear before them. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/22        8.6.1870                    Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 8 June 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Reports a fire at Pera, discusses Gibraltar and 
                                            Greece with reference to brigands; informs him that
                                            Lord Clarendon had silenced Rylands with his latest
                                            speech. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/23        14.6.1870                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 14 June 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Comments on Elliot's official report on the fire at
                                            Pera, congratulating the conduct of his son and 
                                            expressing sympathy due to the loss of life and 
                                            property; informs him that Layard's 'brigands' had 
                                            been arrested after they fell into a trap. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/24        23.6.1870                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 23 June 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Discusses the fire at Pera in light of Elliot's 
                                            official report; states that it was not easy for 
                                            Britain to adopt the schemes put forward by 
                                            Gorchakov; informs him that the Greeks claimed that
                                            the brigands came from Turkey; states that Brunnow 
                                            did not seem in a hurry to go to Paris; informs him
                                            that a Mr Cope will be visit St Petersburg in the 
                                            near future. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 25/25        6.7.1870                    Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 6 July 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Expresses sympathy upon the death of his son 
                                            [Edward] and comments on the death of Lord 
                                            Clarendon; states that Lord Granville would make an
                                            excellent replacement; comments on the crisis in 
                                            the Spanish monarchy; informs him that he should 
                                            receive a copy of Erskine's telegram relating to 
                                            Greece and the position of King George and that 
                                            Lord Granville was to appraise Brunnow of the 
                                            content; reports that Kaufmann's letter had been 
                                            accepted by the India Office but that he should 
                                            observe Kaufmann's activities in Central Asia with 
                                            care; reports that French missionaries were 
                                            experiencing problems in China. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 25/26        13.7.1870                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 13 July 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that a special messenger was being sent
                                            to keep him up to date with the difficulty between 
                                            France and Prussia. 1 f
                                            
Bu 25/27        4.8.1870                    Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 4 Aug 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Short note stating he had not time to write on the 
                                            subject of official despatches. 1 f
                                            
Bu 25/28        12.8.1870                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 12 Aug 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that Lord Granville had agreed to him 
                                            taking leave from St Petersburg for one month. 1 f
                                            
Bu 25/29        17.8.1870                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 17 Aug 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Sends all the latest reports on the Franco/Prussian
                                            war; comments on the unrest in Paris and the 
                                            problems faced by the Emperor. 1 f
                                            
Bu 25/30        31.8.1870                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 31 Aug 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Comments on the Franco/Prussian war, stating that 
                                            the Prussians were prepared to march on Paris; 
                                            informs him that Brunnow had been given a note 
                                            regarding English neutrality and recommends that he
                                            say nothing in St Petersburg on the issue. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/31        14.9.1870                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 14 Sep 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Comments briefly on the diplomacy of the 
                                            Franco/Prussian war. 1 f
                                            
Bu 25/32        22.9.1870                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 22 Sep 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him of Bismarck's latest moves in the 
                                            Franco/Prussian war; comments on Mansfield's report
                                            of unease in the German provinces of Russia which 
                                            may make Gorchakov anxious. 1 f
                                            
Bu 25/33        2.10.1870                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 2 Oct 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Expresses approval at his decision not to take 
                                            leave of absence at a time of much diplomatic 
                                            activity; states that he expected nothing from St 
                                            Petersburg except 'dishonesty and intrigue'; 
                                            reports negotiations between Bismarck and Bazaine 
                                            and the possibility of an imperial restoration in 
                                            France with the Empress acting as regent; informs 
                                            him that the Spanish had broken off their 
                                            communication with the outside world; encloses a 
                                            copy of the reply sent to Bernstorff [not present] 
                                            about English neutrality; comments on the supply of
                                            armaments by Prussia to England and America; 
                                            instructs him not to show Gorchakov a copy of the 
                                            letter to Bernstorff. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/34        2.11.1870                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 2 Nov 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Reports that the Foreign office was in a state of 
                                            stagnation while awaiting the outcome of Thiers' 
                                            mission but did not doubt that there would be a 
                                            violent reaction in Paris; speculates that Prussia 
                                            would have to lay siege to Paris and states that 
                                            this would be difficult, but that the Prussian army
                                            was well supplied; reports that Beust was 
                                            suspicious of the Russians but that there were 
                                            rumours in Berlin of an understanding between 
                                            Prussia and Russia; expresses doubt that this 
                                            understanding would damage Turkey and suggests 
                                            neither Bismarck or Russia would want another war 
                                            and that Beust was 'making mischief'; encloses 
                                            evidence of the Diplomatic Committee [not present];
                                            reports that the Americans were selling weapons to 
                                            France.
                                            
                                            Informs him he will receive the answer to 
                                            Bernstorff's letter; reports that Bismarck was 
                                            manipulating the German press and states the 
                                            Prussian people were tired of war; reports the war 
                                            was having an adverse effect on the harvest; 
                                            comments on events in China; reports that the Pope 
                                            was maintaining a 'dignified seclusion' in the 
                                            Vatican, speculates that he may snub Victor 
                                            Emmanuel when he entered Rome and reports Bismarck 
                                            had probably suggested the Pope take up residence 
                                            in Cologne; has passed Colonel Blane's application 
                                            for leave to the War Office; comments on Russian 
                                            policy in the Black Sea; reports that the Empress 
                                            Eugénie had published a statement denying 
                                            participation in Prussian intrigue; reports Spain 
                                            had a new King and that this was the best hope of 
                                            escaping anarchy [Spain did not have a new King 
                                            until 1874 Alfonso XII]. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 25/35        28.11.1870                  Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 28 Nov 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Sends a messenger with an answer to the last 
                                            Prussian despatch and discusses a possible 
                                            conference with reference to the attitudes of 
                                            Bismarck, Gorchakov and Bernstorff but did not know
                                            what the French reaction to the suggested 
                                            conference would be; states that everyone was alert
                                            for news of battles; reports that the only 
                                            information from Odo Russell came by telegraph; 
                                            commends his handling of Prince Gorchakov. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/36        21.12.1870                  Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 21 Dec 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Expects that the proposed conference [on 
                                            Franco/Prussian War] would soon go ahead, once the 
                                            French had agreed; states that William Stuart would
                                            be the protocolist, which he preferred to going 
                                            straight back to Buenos Aires; comments on the 
                                            diplomacy of Bismarck, Gorchakov and Brunnow; 
                                            reports that Lyons had gone to Barcelona; comments 
                                            on Russian censorship. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/37        20.7.1870                   Letter from 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 20 July 1870.
                                            
                                            Expresses sympathy upon the death of his son 
                                            [Edward] and at the loss of Lord Clarendon; asks 
                                            what Gorchakov was doing 'about Paris' and states 
                                            he was pleased with his account of Orlov, who had 
                                            previously been described by Brunnow as being 
                                            'clever and pleasant but knows nothing of 
                                            business.' 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/38        4.8.1870                    Letter from 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 4 Aug 1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he was anxious to communicate with
                                            Russia during the present crisis and states that in
                                            his answer to Brunnow he had made clear that Russia
                                            should tell Denmark not to join forces with France 
                                            against Prussia; encloses a copy of the 
                                            communication which he had received from Brunnow 
                                            [not present]. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/39/1-2    2.8.1870                    Letter from 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 2 Aug 1870.
                                            
                                            Encloses letter of introduction for Mr Brozden on 
                                            behalf of Mr Lancaster.
                                            
                                            Letter from John Lancaster, House of Commons, 
                                            London, to Lord Granville; 2 Aug 1870; informs him 
                                            of reason for Mr Brozden's visit to St Petersburg 
                                            which was to buy property; explains that Lord 
                                            Clarendon had sent a letter of introduction to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 25/40        17.8.1870                   Letter from 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 17 Aug 1870.
                                            
                                            Comments on Gorchakov's decision to circulate all 
                                            the neutral powers with the British plan, stating 
                                            it had taken him by surprise and upon the behaviour
                                            of Lavalette which had alarmed Hammond; reports 
                                            that Brunnow was anxious to maintain good relations
                                            between Russia and England and had told the Emperor
                                            he needed to remain in England where he exercised 
                                            influence; discusses Danish neutrality [in the 
                                            Franco/Prussian War]. 5 ff
                                            
Bu 25/41        20.8.1870                   Letter from 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], 
                                            Walmer Castle, Deal, Kent, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 20 Aug 1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that instructions by the Emperor had 
                                            been given at Ems in the presence of Brunnow. 1 f
                                            
Bu 25/42        20.8.1870                   Letter from 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], 
                                            Walmer Castle, Deal, Kent, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 20 Aug 1870.
                                            
                                            Reports that Brunnow had told him that he had 
                                            informed his government that he [Granville] had 
                                            accepted the Russian refusal to join in the new 
                                            treaty; expresses curiosity over Austria's 
                                            position. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/43        20.8.1870                   Letter from 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], 
                                            Walmer Castle, Deal, Kent, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 20 Aug 1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that Austria had backed down on the 
                                            Italian issue; reports that Thiers was in London on
                                            his way to St Petersburg and states there were 
                                            rumours that he was seeking to avoid the siege [of 
                                            Paris] as the purpose of his journey was unclear; 
                                            states that Brunnow watched over him with 'paternal
                                            care.' 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/44        2.11.1870                   Letter from 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 2 Nov 1870.
                                            
                                            Encloses a copy of a despatch which suggested that 
                                            he [Granville] was 'open' in communications with 
                                            Russia; states that he had told Brunnow that he 
                                            expected him to reciprocate and asks him to impress
                                            this upon Gorchakov; reports that Thiers had 
                                            returned to Versailles; states that a winter 
                                            campaign would be painful to France and possibly to
                                            Prussia. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 25/45        11.11.1870                  Letter from 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 11 Nov 1870.
                                            
                                            Asks him to find out how far-reaching the agreement
                                            between Russia and Prussia was and the role played 
                                            by Bismarck. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/46        23.11.1870                  Letter from 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 23 Nov 1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that there was a cabinet meeting on 
                                            Friday and that he expected to have Gorchakov's 
                                            answer from Brunnow or the substance of it from him
                                            [Buchanan]; comments on European diplomacy in the 
                                            Franco/Prussian War with reference to Bismarck. 3 
                                            ff
                                            
Bu 25/47        30.11.1870                  Letter from 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 30 Nov 1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that Brunnow had stated he could not go
                                            into a conference unless there was a clear 
                                            understanding between England & Russia; states that
                                            France seemed disappointed by the 'peaceable' turn 
                                            of affairs and that she had hoped for a more 
                                            general conflagration; Brunnow was anxiously 
                                            awaiting instructions from his government. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 25/48        10.7.1870                   Letter from 2nd Baron Bloomfield, Vienna, Austria, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 10 July 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            He and Lady Bloomfield send sympathy upon the death
                                            of his son Edward; comments with great sadness upon
                                            the death of Lord Clarendon, who had been a very 
                                            sympathetic Minister towards the diplomatic 
                                            service. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/49        7.7.1870                    Letter from 2nd Baron Bloomfield, Vienna, Austria, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 7 July 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Comments on the death of Prince Auersberg and the 
                                            effect on his parents; recommends to him Lieutenant
                                            Colonel Bechtreshiem, who attended the Prince of 
                                            Wales on his last visit to Vienna; had heard that 
                                            Prince Novikov was to replace Orlov in Vienna and 
                                            the Austrians were not pleased; had heard Novikov 
                                            was a favourite with the Emperor and Gorchakov; 
                                            states that Lord Clarendon had informed him that 
                                            S--- may go to Vienna and that he is a gentleman; 
                                            comments on Brunnow's possible move to Paris; 
                                            discusses the eastern question with reference to 
                                            the Danube and Kiev; comments the state of Austrian
                                            politics and the commercial revival and the impact 
                                            of the railway; informs him that he and Lady 
                                            Bloomfield were moving to the country; hoped Elliot
                                            had moved to Therapia; he and Lady Bloomfield send 
                                            regards to Lady Buchanan. 6 ff
                                            
Bu 25/50        14.4.1870                   Letter from 2nd Baron Bloomfield, Vienna, Austria, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 14 Apr 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Reports that Beust had instructed Chotek not to 
                                            attend the 'theatrical representations' which were 
                                            to take place at St Petersburg; hoped that he and 
                                            Lady Buchanan were emerging from a tedious winter; 
                                            Lady Bloomfield joins in sending her regards. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/51        11.11.1870                  Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 11 Nov 1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that his son had visited and that he 
                                            would have offered him hospitality had he known of 
                                            the visit in advance; reports that he was in charge
                                            of 300,000 French prisoners of war; states that he 
                                            did not think the French could resist the Prussian 
                                            armed forces; states that modesty and moderation 
                                            were never part of the Prussian character and that 
                                            this was especially true under Bismarck; discusses 
                                            Prussian territorial gains in Alsace Lorraine; 
                                            reports that the Americans were selling armaments 
                                            to France; notes that it was curious that the 
                                            Prussian press defended Bazaine and suggests he was
                                            in league with Bismarck to restore the imperial 
                                            dynasty; discusses Bavarian reluctance to yield to 
                                            Prussian proposals and that the King was against 
                                            giving the King of Prussia the title of Emperor of 
                                            the Germans. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 25/52        25.11.1870                  Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 25 Nov 1870.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his letter and informs him that his 
                                            despatches have now been sent to England; states 
                                            that in his opinion the affair with Russia was more
                                            serious than was thought and that Bismarck was 
                                            attempting to persuade Turkey to accept the 
                                            'Russian circular' and that he would endeavour to 
                                            draw Italy in his wake; Gorchakov seemed to have 
                                            taken Bismarck at his word and would not be 
                                            outwitted by him; expresses hope that the present 
                                            'emergency' as Lord Russell calls it would awaken 
                                            the British nation, even if war did not break out; 
                                            praises Lord Granville's handling of the situation;
                                            informs him that Paris had provisions for 2 months 
                                            and that Bismarck was starting to favour the idea 
                                            of bombardment against the wishes of the King and 
                                            informs him that Bismarck had not been on speaking 
                                            terms with Count Moltke. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 25/53        30.11.1870                  Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 30 Nov 1870.
                                            
                                            Reports the arrival of Vivian; expresses doubt that
                                            Gorchakov would abandon his previous position and 
                                            agree to a conference; Lord Granville had done his 
                                            best within the constraints of the Cabinet; 
                                            comments on the situation between Prussia and 
                                            Russia with reference to the attitudes of Bismarck 
                                            and Gorchakov. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/54        9.12.1870                   Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 9 Dec 1870.
                                            
                                            Discusses the compromise reached in Prussia with 
                                            England and Austria and states that Bismarck had 
                                            submitted to his federal parliament; comments on 
                                            relations between the powers, the position of 
                                            Bismarck and treaty obligations; states that 
                                            Bismarck had been told that the Eastern Question 
                                            must be discussed by parliament; informs him that 
                                            bad accounts were coming from Rumania and states 
                                            that if King Charles retired and the state became a
                                            republic, things would become critical; Russia had 
                                            always been against the idea of a stable government
                                            existing in Rumania and against King Charles 
                                            himself; reports that Vivian was to return to 
                                            London. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 25/55        15.9.1870                   Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 15 Sep 1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he gained all his intelligence 
                                            with regard to the Franco/Prussian War from the 
                                            newspapers; states that the Emperor Napoleon 
                                            received a great deal of attention and that he may 
                                            regain power thanks to Bismarck who preferred him 
                                            to the idea of a republic; reports that he was 
                                            unsure as to the nature of the relationship between
                                            Austria and Russia; notes that Germany would hold 
                                            the key to the balance of power in Central Europe 
                                            for some time; reports that the feeling in Germany 
                                            in favour of annexing Alsace Lorraine was very 
                                            strong and that Bismarck and the King would find it
                                            hard to resist this pressure; states that he was 
                                            sorry to have missed his son when he visited 
                                            Berlin, explaining he was in Potsdam. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 25/56        13.8.1870                   Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 13 Aug 1870.
                                            
                                            Gives details of trains to Cologne for Lady 
                                            Buchanan; expresses the hope that the 
                                            [Franco/Prussian] war will soon be at an end.
                                            
Bu 25/57        8.8.1870                    Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 8 Aug 1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he is very busy; reports that the 
                                            French were in a bad way and that a final battle 
                                            was expected at Nancy with Châlons being the 
                                            fallback position; states that a revolution was 
                                            expected in Paris; was glad that England was taking
                                            an interest in European affairs; discusses losses 
                                            on both sides and the fate of Alsace Lorraine. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/58        10.6.1870                   Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 10 June 1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the messenger had arrived without 
                                            the parcel bags, one of which was for him, and that
                                            he was making arrangements to reclaim them; 
                                            discusses problems with the messenger service 
                                            including those experienced by Mansfield in Warsaw,
                                            Constantinople and Copenhagen; reports that 
                                            Bismarck was going to a meeting at Ems and 
                                            expresses a belief that the Eastern Question would 
                                            be discussed with reference to Austria, Bohemia and
                                            Poland; informs him that he hoped to go to Baden.
                                            
                                            PS States that he was sorry for Elliot. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 25/59        27.5.1870                   Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 27 May 1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he had been trout fishing; had no 
                                            news to report but had seen Bismarck who looked 
                                            'pale and weak'; informs him that the Emperor had 
                                            sent Benedetti to Paris and that Orlov was to 
                                            replace Brunnow in London. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/60        29.4.1870                   Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 29 Apr 1870.
                                            
                                            Encloses a pamphlet [not present] written by a 
                                            Russian general; comments on the recent Greek 
                                            tragedy during which a friend had been killed by 
                                            brigands; reports that the King of Bavaria was 
                                            expected in Berlin and that Bismarck was in the 
                                            countryside for his health. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/61        1.4.1870                    Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 1 Apr 1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that there was nothing to report except
                                            some local news; comments on events in Rome and the
                                            attitude of France and Prussia; discusses the visit
                                            of the King of Prussia to St Petersburg; reports 
                                            Petre's return from England. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 25/62        15.4.1870                   Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 15 Apr 1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he was ill with lumbago; did not 
                                            have any news of interest except that Bismarck had 
                                            been unwell. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/63        4.3.1870                    Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 4 Mar 1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that Lady Buchanan's letter was being 
                                            forwarded to England; reports that the Dervish 
                                            Pasha had upset Prince Gorchakov; discusses Rumania
                                            and King Charles; reports that Bismarck was in poor
                                            health; asks if he had heard anything of the King 
                                            of Prussia's visit to St Petersburg in exchange for
                                            the forthcoming visit by the Emperor of Russia to 
                                            Berlin; states that the King of Prussia was very 
                                            pro Russian but that he was not sure the same was 
                                            true of Bismarck; Hammond reports that the 
                                            Diplomatic Committee was making satisfactory 
                                            progress. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 25/64        4.3.1870                    Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 4 Mar 1870.
                                            
                                            States that there was not much to report on the 
                                            political front except for Bismarck's recent 
                                            speech; comments on religious affairs with 
                                            reference to the German Bishops and the Pope; gives
                                            an account of his recent ball which had been a 
                                            great success and was attended by the King; reports
                                            that there had been an accident involving a woman 
                                            and a horse and carriage. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/65        18.2.1870                   Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 18 Feb 1870.
                                            
                                            Assures him that he read all of his despatches with
                                            interest; Ignatiev admitted that the fears of 
                                            Gorchakov had been exaggerated and made worse by 
                                            Beust who always appeared to be 'the scapegoat of 
                                            Europe'; reports that he was giving a ball for the 
                                            King and asks him to forward two boars heads which 
                                            he hoped would be as good as those sent to Lord 
                                            Clarendon; comments on the recent agitation in 
                                            Bavaria and awaits the reaction of Paris, stating 
                                            that Bismarck hoped the French would adopt a policy
                                            of non intervention to German internal affairs; 
                                            reports that the King was much aged and that 
                                            Bismarck was in good health and attending all the 
                                            balls. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 25/66        4.2.1870                    Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 4 Feb 1870.
                                            
                                            Comments on relations between Prussia, Russia, 
                                            Turkey and Montenegro; reports that Lady Loftus was
                                            going to England to ensure their youngest son 
                                            settled in at school; encloses articles from a 
                                            French newspaper [not present]. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 25/67        21.1.1870                   Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 21 Jan 1870.
                                            
                                            Encloses articles from newspapers [not present] 
                                            which highlight the Russian support for Prussia; 
                                            reports that the Chinese envoys were leaving Berlin
                                            for St Petersburg; comments on the good health of 
                                            the Princess Royal, her skill on the dance floor 
                                            and his social life in Berlin. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/68        8.1.1870                    Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 8 Jan 1870.
                                            
                                            He and Lady Loftus wish him and Lady Buchanan a 
                                            happy new year; reports there was very little news 
                                            of interest; informs him that the Moscow Gazette 
                                            was acquiring a significant amount of interest; 
                                            comments on Bismarck's political ambitions and his 
                                            manipulation of Austria and Russia to help him to 
                                            secure German unification. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 25/69        12.1.1870                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 12 Jan 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Comments on the 'unscrupulous' way that 
                                            subscription is used in Poland for political ends 
                                            in Russia; blames the policy on the visit to Warsaw
                                            of Countess Bludov, who he describes as a 'pillar 
                                            of orthodoxy'; comments on her influence with the 
                                            Empress and within the Russian Church. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/70        28.1.1870                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 28 Jan 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Comments on the rumours of increased influence of 
                                            Count Berg at St Petersburg. 1 f
                                            
Bu 25/71        15.2.1870                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 15 Feb 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Comments on a translation of German newspaper 
                                            article contained in despatch no 6; all travellers 
                                            in Poland were subject to search for political 
                                            pamphlets as a result. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/72        11.3.1870                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 11 Mar 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Sends a bag by Mr Rumbold and thanks him for his 
                                            kindness to Joseph Morris in respect to the 
                                            question of nationality; states that Lord Clarendon
                                            would be circulating a document on the question of 
                                            nationality. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/73        4.4.1870                    Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 4 Apr 1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he had written to Blane with 
                                            regard to the Polish Army; asks for any 
                                            intelligence from St Petersburg about Poland; 
                                            reports of troops from Kiev on the Galician border 
                                            are an example of the type of rumour that 
                                            circulated; sends regards to Lady Buchanan. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 25/74        16.5.1870                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 16 May 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him of reports being circulated in Germany 
                                            that the Polish question was moving up the European
                                            political agenda; asks for news from St Petersburg 
                                            and reports low morale among the Polish people. 2 
                                            ff
                                            
Bu 25/75        4.6.1870                    Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 4 June 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Reports that the Emperor was to visit Warsaw and 
                                            that the town was to give a ball in his honour with
                                            2,000 guests; comments on the risks involved with 
                                            the venture; sends regards to Lady Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/76        25.6.1870                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 25 June 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Reports that instructions from Count Shuvalov had 
                                            been received stating that demonstrations and 
                                            triumphal arches should be kept to a minimum during
                                            the Emperor's visit to Warsaw; Count Berg may 
                                            organise special 'graces' for individuals; comments
                                            on the good harvest and large orders from Prussia 
                                            where the harvest had failed. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/77        18.7.1870                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 18 July 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Comments on events in Western Europe [outbreak of 
                                            Franco/Prussian War], which had overshadowed Polish
                                            affairs; informs him that he had cancelled his trip
                                            to Karlsbad and expected that he had also postponed
                                            his holiday. 1 f
                                            
Bu 25/78        3.8.1870                    Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 3 Aug 1870.
                                            
                                            Encloses reports [not present] of public opinion to
                                            the Franco/Prussian war; comments on the reports 
                                            stating that the Russians seemed to side with 
                                            France, although they were alarmed at the presence 
                                            of the French Navy in the Baltic; reports from 
                                            Paris stated that the French Government refused to 
                                            allow Polish volunteers to join the French army. 2 
                                            ff
                                            
Bu 25/79        24.8.1870                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 24 Aug 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Reports that the opinions and sympathies of Count 
                                            Berg to the Franco/Prussian War were all on the 
                                            side of Prussia; informs him that he had 
                                            established a pack of hounds and hoped for good 
                                            sport. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/80        15.9.1870                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 15 Sep 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Reports that Russian sympathy towards France was 
                                            undiminished, although even Russian radicals did 
                                            not trust the French; discusses the possibility of 
                                            the Polish army being assimilated into that of 
                                            Russia; informs him that his Prussian colleague 
                                            continued to influence the sympathies of Count 
                                            Berg. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/81        7.10.1870                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 7 Oct 1870.
                                            
                                            States that the enclosed despatches [not present] 
                                            showed that he had endeavoured to discover what 
                                            armaments were being manufactured; reports that the
                                            Russian people and press were urging aggression 
                                            against Austria and Turkey and comments on press 
                                            censorship. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/82        8.11.1870                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 8 Nov 1870.
                                            
                                            Reports that regulations for conscription of Poles 
                                            were due to be published; comments on the weather 
                                            and hunting; foxes and hares were rare and wolves 
                                            gave the best runs. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/83        24.11.1870                  Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 24 Nov 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Discusses preparations for war which he thought 
                                            were more advanced in Russia than Austria and the 
                                            different systems employed in Poland, Kiev and 
                                            Odessa; Grand Duke Nicholas had despatched a staff 
                                            officer to inspect troops in Warsaw. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/84        11.1.1870                   Letter from 1st Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe [S.
                                            Canning], Aske, Richmond, Yorkshire, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 11 Jan 1870.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his congratulations and asks him to 
                                            thank the Viceroy of Poland [Gorchakov] for his 
                                            kind consideration; informs him that the reports of
                                            the Emperor's health were not good; states that 
                                            events in Rome and Ireland were occupying the minds
                                            of British politicians including Gladstone.
                                            
Bu 25/85        3.1.1870                    Letter from 3rd Baron Headley [C. Winn], Carlton 
                                            Club, Pall Mall, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 3 Jan 1870.
                                            
                                            Asks for his help with a problem being experienced 
                                            by an English lady, widow of John Samuel Bandan who
                                            had died the previous year leaving her his property
                                            in Russia for her lifetime. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/86        15.7.1870                   Letter from W. Alexander, 22 St James' Place, 
                                            London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            15 July 1870.
                                            
                                            Letter of introduction for Sir Mordaunt Wells who 
                                            was travelling to Russia and then to India. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/87        25.1.1870                   Letter from 6th Earl Mayo [R. Bourke], Government 
                                            House, Calcutta, India, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 25 Jan 1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that Forsyth had returned from St 
                                            Petersburg and that they had discussed his visit; 
                                            encloses for his 'private' information copies of 
                                            letters and diaries [not present] written by a 
                                            friend at Kabul; comments on the information they 
                                            contain, which is based on a visit to Samarkand, 
                                            regarding Bukhara and the actions of the Bukharan 
                                            army in the region of the river Oxus; states that 
                                            the information given from the Russian point of 
                                            view was reliable; discusses what the diaries say 
                                            about Khiva and the establishment by Russia of 
                                            'friendly relations' with the natives at 
                                            Krasnovodsk; discusses trade tariffs and British 
                                            diplomacy in the region, stating that if recent 
                                            negotiations had resulted in the Bukharan 
                                            withdrawal, it would be a success. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 25/88/1-2    3.2.1870                    Letter from 6th Earl Mayo [R. Bourke], Government 
                                            House, Calcutta, India, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 3 Feb 1870.
                                            
                                            Encloses copy of a letter from the Ameer to Naib 
                                            Mohomed Alum Khan.
                                            
                                            Extract from Cabul Diary from 14th to 17th Jan 
                                            1870; abstract translation form the above letter 
                                            urging Naib Mohomed Alum Khan not to interfere with
                                            territories under the control of the King of 
                                            Bukhara. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 25/89        8.5.1870                    Letter from 6th Earl Mayo [R. Bourke], Simla, 
                                            Punjab, India, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia; 8 May 1870.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his letter which had taken 6 weeks 
                                            to arrive; describes communications in India and 
                                            the vast distances which had to be covered; states 
                                            that he does not feel Russian interests in India 
                                            should vary with British interests; sends in 
                                            confidence papers regarding the treaty reached with
                                            Maharajah of Cashmere and the visits of Mr Forsyth 
                                            who had reported on commerce in the region; informs
                                            him that he was recommending to the Foreign 
                                            Secretary that the question of the Afghan borders 
                                            should be addressed; will be happy to keep him 
                                            informed about policy decisions regarding Central 
                                            Asia; informs him that the Yarkand envoy was the 
                                            same man who had visited St Petersburg and had 
                                            shown Forsyth photographs of Prince Gorchakov and 
                                            others. 6 ff
                                            
Bu 25/90        27.5.1870                   Letter from 6th Earl Mayo, Simla, Punjab, India, to
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 27 May 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Sends copies of 'Cabul Diaries' [not present] and 
                                            asks for his comments on the marked passages. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/91/1-2    22.7.1870                   Letter from 6th Earl Mayo [R. Bourke], Simla, 
                                            Punjab, India, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia; 22 July 1870.
                                            
                                            Encloses an extract from a Cabul Diary and states 
                                            that he does not believe the report contained 
                                            therein; did not see any reason why Russia should 
                                            wish to cause trouble between Cabul and Bukhara; 
                                            informs him that all India had been astounded by 
                                            the false report of war between Russia and Prussia;
                                            asks for information about the enclosed report.
                                            
                                            Cabul Diary from 5-7 July 1870 from an adherent of 
                                            Naib Mohomed Alum khan, Governor of Turkistan; 
                                            addresses the Naib; discusses diplomatic relations 
                                            between Kabul and Bukhara and states that the 
                                            Russians had demanded that the Kabul envoy be 
                                            dismissed from Bukhara, among other various 
                                            demands. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 25/92        24.6.1870                   Letter from 6th Earl Mayo [R. Bourke], Simla, 
                                            Punjab, India, to A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia; 24 June 1870.
                                            
                                            Encloses a copy of a letter [not present] from 
                                            General Kaufmann to the Ameer of Afghanistan which 
                                            had caused alarm in India and Kabul and states that
                                            St Petersburg must have instructed Kaufmann; asks 
                                            him if the translation of the letter was accurate; 
                                            reports that he had informed the Ameer [of 
                                            Afghanistan] of what had passed; also encloses 
                                            Cabul Diaries [not present] with information about 
                                            Khiva. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/93        29.7.1870                   Letter from 6th Earl Mayo [R. Bourke], Simla, 
                                            Punjab, India, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia; 29 July 1870.
                                            
                                            Comments on enclosed information [not present]; 
                                            states that he cannot believe the 'Shahgarrie' 
                                            could have been so foolish as to make such a 
                                            proposal to the Ameer of Bukhara and comments on 
                                            the character of Shahgarrie; informs him that he 
                                            was going to ask Shir Ali for a denial; asks him to
                                            keep the information to himself. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/94        5.8.1870                    Letter from 6th Earl Mayo [R. Bourke], Simla, 
                                            Punjab, India, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia; 5 Aug 1870.
                                            
                                            Encloses two Cabul Diaries [not present] and states
                                            that Shahgarrie did not give the identity of the 
                                            'Russian officials' who had written to the King of 
                                            Bukhara or say what had passed between the 
                                            Bukharans and the Kabul envoy; reports that Shir 
                                            Ali had reacted well upon receipt of his [Mayo's] 
                                            letter on the actions of Shahgarrie; asks for any 
                                            papers which shed light on Russian policy in Asia, 
                                            especially relating to commerce; comments on the 
                                            departure of Lord Clarendon from the Foreign Office
                                            and did not envy Granville's role as his 
                                            replacement; reports that Forsyth would soon be in 
                                            Yarkand [China]. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/95/1-2    26.8.1870                   Letter from 6th Earl Mayo, Simla, Punjab, India, to
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 26 Aug 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Encloses an extract from Pollock's letter 
                                            expressing doubts about reports of anti-Russian 
                                            activity in Asia; asks for news of events in 
                                            France.
                                            
                                            Extract of letter from Colonel Pollock to Mr 
                                            Aitchison; 22 Aug 1870; commenting on reports of 
                                            the Mohamedans in Central Asia acting in concert 
                                            against Russia and states that there was no 
                                            evidence for this; it would appear that the reports
                                            were founded on the Bukharan war and Shahghasse. 4 
                                            ff
                                            
Bu 25/96        20.9.1870                   Letter from 6th Earl Mayo [R. Bourke], Simla, 
                                            Punjab, India, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia; 20 Sep 1870.
                                            
                                            Encloses a paper [not present], which he expected 
                                            him to receive officially from the Foreign Office; 
                                            reports the expected arrival of the Afghan envoy 
                                            from Kabul; comments on the sudden departure of 
                                            Yàkub Khan from Kabul and states this may cause 
                                            trouble, but that Shir Ali was in pursuit; asks for
                                            news from France as he was dependent upon official 
                                            despatches. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 25/97        20.9.1870                   Letter from 6th Earl Mayo [R. Bourke], Simla, 
                                            Punjab, India, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia; 20 Sep 1870.
                                            
                                            Comments on the rebellion of Yàkub Khan which has 
                                            lead to civil war in Afghanistan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 25/98        23.11.1870                  Letter from 6th Earl Mayo [R. Bourke], Calcutta, 
                                            India, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            23 Nov 1870.
                                            
                                            Reports that Yàkub's insurrection in Afghanistan 
                                            had failed; informs him that Forsyth had returned 
                                            from Yarkand and that he would send him a copy of 
                                            his report; expects his hands are full in Russia 
                                            due to the increased activity in Asia. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/ 1-101    1870-1871                   Letters from various correspondents to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russian and then Vienna, 
                                            Austria; 1870-1.
                                            
                                            Letters received by Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg,
                                            Russia, and from 16 Oct 1871, in Vienna, Austria; 
                                            the letters relate to the Franco-Prussian War and 
                                            the siege of Paris; other issues covered are the 
                                            Central Asian question and the rebellion of Yákub 
                                            Khan against his father, the Ameer of Afghanistan; 
                                            other letters of interest relate to the Russian 
                                            repudiation of the Treaty of 1856 which forbade 
                                            Russia from having a naval presence in the Black 
                                            Sea following her defeat in the Crimean War; other 
                                            letters are routine and contain information of 
                                            personal and family interest. 1 volume
                                            
Bu 26/1         25.3.1870                   Letter from 8th Duke of Argyll [G. Campbell], India
                                            Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia, 25 Mar 1870.
                                            
                                            Encloses packet of specimen teas cultivated in 
                                            Kengra Valley, India; asks him to circulate the tea
                                            amongst the Russians, stating that it was a very 
                                            valuable, strong tea which needed mixing with other
                                            varieties; comments on the 'deplorable' state of 
                                            Ireland. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 26/2         24.2.1870                   Letter from A. Brogden, House of Commons, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia, 24 Feb 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his kindness during his visit to St 
                                            Petersburg; reports that Mr Bright's health was 
                                            improved; informs him that the Irish land Bill and 
                                            the Education Bill were well received in the 
                                            Commons. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/3         1870                        Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 1870.
                                            
                                            Letter marked 'lundi'; invites him and the 
                                            diplomatic corps to the unveiling of a portrait of 
                                            the Hereditary Grand Dike [Constantine Nikoleavich]
                                            attended by the Emperor. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/4         1870                        Letter in French to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg,
                                            Russia; [1870].
                                            
                                            Gives information relating to troop advancements in
                                            towards Bukhara; informs him that they wish to 
                                            remain friendly with China. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/5         8.11.1870                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 8 Nov 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he is enclosing a memorandum [not 
                                            present] of a conversation held between Lord 
                                            Granville and Brunnow and asks him to keep the 
                                            contents confidential; suggests that he does not 
                                            inform Gorchakov of the language used in Parliament
                                            with reference to the treaty of 1856; comments on 
                                            the Franco/Prussian war and the proposed 
                                            conference; refers to the siege of Paris, stating 
                                            Paris could hold out for some time. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/6         7.12.1870                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 7 Dec 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Comments on his decision to show Gorchakov Lord 
                                            Granville's despatch and informs him that the 
                                            messenger would bring the 1856 papers; enquires if 
                                            Gorchakov had told him what Bismarck had said 
                                            regarding the preliminaries to the conference; 
                                            informs him that William Stuart would act as 
                                            protocolist at the conference to be held in France;
                                            reports that Brunnow was concerned about acting 
                                            contrary to the Emperor's wishes; Brunnow regretted
                                            delaying Orlov's arrival in London and his move to 
                                            Brussels; discusses the war, stating his belief 
                                            that there was a desire for peace in France and 
                                            Prussia; informs him that he did not know if the 
                                            President of the U.S.A. [Grant] had been influenced
                                            by the prospect of war between England and Russia 
                                            when he proposed to congress that the state take 
                                            over the Alabama claims; informs him he could not 
                                            take leave and join Lady Buchanan in England. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/7         22.11.1870                  Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 22 Nov 
                                            1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that Brunnow would tone down the note 
                                            [from Russia] to make it acceptable; comments on 
                                            the influence of Russia in Western Europe and 
                                            Gorchakov's desire to send Ignatiev, who he saw as 
                                            a rival, away from St Petersburg; informs him that 
                                            it was important to have full details of movement 
                                            of the Russian fleet and to know the position of 
                                            the United States, asking specifically for details 
                                            of the force in the Black Sea and at Odessa; 
                                            discusses the siege of Paris and the ability of the
                                            French Army to hold back the Prussians; informs him
                                            that Wodehouse had left Paris and reported food 
                                            entering the city, which was in good health; 
                                            reports that Odo Russell had arrived in Paris and 
                                            that he had been well received by Bismarck; states 
                                            that he was not concerned about any threat from the
                                            United States as they had no Navy and were 
                                            internally divided.
                                            
                                            Reports that Prussia seemed more inclined to be 
                                            friendly to England and Bismarck had instructed the
                                            press to keep silent; Layard reports [from Spain] 
                                            that prospects for the new King [Amadeus I] seemed 
                                            good, but there was still a threat of republican 
                                            uprisings; comments on the Russian policy of 
                                            encouraging Christians to rise up against the Porte
                                            [in Turkey]. 5 ff
                                            
Bu 26/8         3.2.1871                    Letter from Lord A. Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 3 Feb 1871.
                                            
                                            Discusses the final stages of the Franco/Prussian 
                                            War and the possible effect on French elections, 
                                            stating that if Prussia made moderate demands, all 
                                            would be well; reports disappointment in Berlin 
                                            that the Prussian army had not occupied Paris and 
                                            states Bismarck had shown wisdom in his restraint; 
                                            states that there was a widespread belief that 
                                            Prince Charles of Rumania would not be allowed to 
                                            remain in the principalities and that Bismarck 
                                            disliked him; reports that General Schweinitz had 
                                            visited Beust and it was clear Bismarck intended to
                                            act with Austria with regard to Prince Charles; 
                                            informs him that a fortune teller, who had foretold
                                            the date of her own death, had forecast that peace 
                                            would be refused on 4th March; reports from 
                                            Brussels on French capitulation state that there 
                                            was concern among both republicans and 
                                            imperialists. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 26/9         3.1.1871                    Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 3 Jan 
                                            1871.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the messenger was bringing the 
                                            Russian circular which the Foreign Office intended 
                                            to place before Parliament; discusses the 
                                            forthcoming conference and the schemes and 
                                            proposals of Gorchakov and Beust; enquires whether 
                                            the Russian Government would be prepared to 
                                            participate in a Commission for the River Danube; 
                                            states that the siege of Paris showed no sign of 
                                            coming to a close; reports that Bismarck regretted 
                                            the circumstances of the sinking of English 
                                            colliers; informs him that he was sorry to hear 
                                            poor accounts of Rumbold's health. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 26/10        15.1.1871                   Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 15 Jan 
                                            1871.
                                            
                                            Discusses the progress of the Franco/Prussian war 
                                            and the siege of Paris; states that the French were
                                            keeping up the contest in the provinces; refers to 
                                            the management of the Danube. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/11        1.2.1871                    Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 1 Feb 
                                            1871.
                                            
                                            Informs him he may take leave as the conference had
                                            been postponed due to 'foolish difficulties' raised
                                            by Beust and Aali Pasha; reports that he could not 
                                            predict the course of events in France or 
                                            Bismarck's policy decisions. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/12        5.7.1871                    Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 5 July 
                                            1871.
                                            
                                            Comments on his move to Vienna and expresses the 
                                            hope that he and Lady Buchanan would prefer that 
                                            post; informs him that he was taking a few months 
                                            leave of absence. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/13        11.10.1871                  Letter from Baron Hammond, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 11 Oct 
                                            1871.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he would deliver his message to 
                                            General Goldsmid who was due to return to India; 
                                            expresses the hope that he will like Vienna and 
                                            asks if he intended coming to England before taking
                                            up his new post; informs him that Loftus was 
                                            returning to England and that Odo [Russell] was 
                                            also coming home, for his wife's confinement, after
                                            presenting his credentials in Berlin; comments on 
                                            Gorchakov's decision to send Catagazy as envoy to 
                                            the U.S.A. and comments on the character of the 
                                            American people; comments on the situation in 
                                            France; informs him that the Bavarians had broken 
                                            up their mission in England. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/14        4.1.1871                    Letter from 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 4 Jan 1871.
                                            
                                            Encloses an account [not present] of difficulties 
                                            experienced with Brunnow, Bernstorff and Bismarck; 
                                            comments on Gorchakov's policy in the Black Sea 
                                            region; reports Otway's departure and his statement
                                            that we should have threatened Russia and Prussia 
                                            with war. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/15        18.1.1871                   Letter from 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 18 Jan 1871.
                                            
                                            Encloses copies of protocols; informs him that the 
                                            absence of a French representative could not delay 
                                            the conference for much longer; reports Austria had
                                            proposed admitting ships [to the Danube] in 
                                            proportion to those built by the Russians and the 
                                            Turks had put forward an unreasonable claim 
                                            regarding the principalities. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/16        30.1.1871                   Letter from 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], 
                                            16 Bruton Street, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 30 Jan 1871.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he was on friendly terms with 
                                            Brunnow since he had signed the protocol; informs 
                                            him that he had been obliged by Bernstorff to say 
                                            what he did about St Petersburg; reports that 
                                            France had objected to the conference on the 
                                            grounds that it was a Prussian proposal. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 26/17        15.2.1871                   Letter from 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 15 Feb 1871.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he had postponed the conference as
                                            Lyons had reported that the French were to send a 
                                            representative; refers to the Black Sea and hoped 
                                            to talk to him about the situation when he visited 
                                            England. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/18        30.3.1871                   Letter from 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], 
                                            16 Bruton Street, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, 
                                            London; 30 Mar 1871.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the Queen will receive him at 3pm.
                                            1 f
                                            
Bu 26/19        16.4.1871                   Letter from 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], 
                                            Walmer Castle, Deal, Kent, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 16 Apr 1871.
                                            
                                            Asks if he could do anything for Drummond Wolfe. 1 
                                            f
                                            
Bu 26/20        26.4.1871                   Letter from 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 26 Apr 1871.
                                            
                                            Asks him not to show an objection to the possible 
                                            marriage of Princess Marie to the Prince of Orange;
                                            informs him the Queen would not object, although 
                                            one of her sons [Alfred] might. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/21        10.5.1871                   Letter from 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], 
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 10 May 1871.
                                            
                                            Comments on Brunnow's handling of the signing of 
                                            the protocol; informs him that John Russell's 
                                            treaty with America would be popular in England, 
                                            but did not know if it would be popular in Russia. 
                                            2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/22        16.8.1871                   Letter from 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], 
                                            16 Bruton Street, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 16 Aug 1871.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he will place his son's name 
                                            [George Buchanan] on the list of candidates for a 
                                            clerkship at the Foreign Office. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/23        7.9.1871                    Letter from H. Hervey, Walmer Castle, Deal, Kent, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 7 Sep 
                                            1871.
                                            
                                            Writes on behalf of Lord Granville to inform him 
                                            that a telegram had been despatched to him. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/24        1870                        Letter in French from E. Reuss, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            n.d. [1870].
                                            
                                            Marked 'vendredi soir'; informs him that Prince 
                                            Gorchakov has received a telegraph from London on 
                                            the subject of peace in the Orient and the 
                                            independence of the Porte; states that the opinion 
                                            of Lord Granville is respected in St Petersburg. 1 
                                            f
                                            
Bu 26/25        14.6.1870                   Letter in French from E. Reuss, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            14 June 1870.
                                            
                                            Inquires if London will accept the new proposals 
                                            [unspecified]. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/26        1870-1871                   Letter in French from E. Reuss, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            1870-1871.
                                            
                                            He was pleased to hear from Brunnow that Lord 
                                            Granville had arrived at Versailles. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/27        25.8.1871                   Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 25 Aug 1871.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he is to leave for London to meet 
                                            with Lord Granville and Baron Brunnow. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/28        1871                        Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 1871.
                                            
                                            Letter marked 'dimanche'; informs him that he 
                                            regrets any inconvenience that he may have caused; 
                                            he has telegraphed Brunnow this evening with the 
                                            permission of the Emperor on the subject of the 
                                            settlement of the Porte. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/29        25.1.1871                   Letter in French from Prince Gorchakov, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 25 Jan 1871.
                                            
                                            Letter marked 'mercredi'; informs him that the 
                                            session of the conference went well. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/30        6.5.1871-18.5.1871          Letter in French from V. Westmann, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            6 - 18 May 1871.
                                            
                                            Informs him of the latest court news. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/31        9.7.1871                    Letter in French from V. Westmann, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            9 July 1871.
                                            
                                            Letter marked 'vendredi'; informs him that he has 
                                            received a telegram on the subject of Faleta; he 
                                            will pass on further details to him when he 
                                            [Buchanan] calls. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/32        1871                        Letter in French from V. Bohtlingk to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan; n.d. [1871].
                                            
                                            Declines his invitation to visit; he will be 
                                            detained at work until 7pm. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/33        18.10.1871                  Letter in French to Sir A. Buchanan; 18 Oct 1871.
                                            
                                            Covering letter sending passports for Buchanan's 
                                            children; sends regards to Lady Buchanan and the 
                                            family. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/34        3.2.1871                    Letter in French from E. Evers, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            3 Feb 1871.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he is returning the volume of 
                                            state-papers lent by him; comments on relations 
                                            between France and England; remarks that this 
                                            correspondence could be used as a model for England
                                            and Russia. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/35        1871                        Letter in French from Marquess Bella Carracciolo, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan; n.d. [1871].
                                            
                                            Remarks that he has not seen Lady Buchanan 
                                            recently; requests that he give an audience to 
                                            Baron Mensahicki who is a friend of his and of 
                                            General Vetiera. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/36        12.3.1870                   Letter from United Services Club, Pall Mall, 
                                            London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            12 Mar 1870.
                                            
                                            Asks him to send details of the Russian education 
                                            system and for any regulations available, together 
                                            with translations; informs him that a Committee was
                                            investigating education and needed details of 
                                            systems abroad; understood Russia and Sweden would 
                                            provide valuable information. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/37        24.11.1870                  Letter from Lady F. Blantyre [Stuart], St Leonards,
                                            Sussex, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            24 Nov 1870.
                                            
                                            Thanks him and Georgiana for their gift. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/38        8.4.1870                    Letter from T. Hankey, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, 
                                            St Petersburg, Russia; 8 Apr 1870.
                                            
                                            Requests 30 yards of gold brocade; informs him that
                                            he was visiting Northamptonshire for ten days; 
                                            reports Gladstone was making slow progress with the
                                            Irish Land Bill and Cardwell was 'not up to his 
                                            Army reforms'; mentions a rumour that the Speaker 
                                            [of the House of Commons, J.E. Denison] may retire 
                                            and be replaced by Cardwell, which would allow 
                                            Northbrook to enter the Cabinet as Secretary of 
                                            State for War and Baxter to move from the Admiralty
                                            to the War Department; informs him that he had 
                                            discussed the Mordaunt affair [he obtained a 
                                            divorce in 1875] and the Prince of Wales with the 
                                            Lord Chancellor, who had told him that he had 
                                            received a letter whilst at Constantinople stating 
                                            that the Prince may be named a co-respondent, but 
                                            that the Prince was innocent; reports that Ponsonby
                                            may take General Grey's place [as the Queen's 
                                            Private Secretary]. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/39/1-2    26.10.1870                  Letter from T. Hankey, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, 
                                            St Petersburg, Russia; 26 Oct 1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that Mr Ross Mangles had asked him to 
                                            write on the subject of introducing a new type of 
                                            tea into Russia and encloses his letter; asks how 
                                            much he owed for the gold brocade ordered on behalf
                                            of Lady Margaret Beaumont.
                                            
                                            Letter from R. Mangles, India Office, London, to T.
                                            Hankey, London; 24 Oct 1870; informs him that the 
                                            Duke of Argyll was in the Highlands and asks him to
                                            write to Buchanan on the subject of tea produced in
                                            the Kangra valley of India. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 26/40        23.8.1870                   Letter from Lady E. Petre, Namur, Belgium, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 23 Aug 1870.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his telegram; refers to George 
                                            [Petre] being detained in St Petersburg by illness.
                                            2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/41        12.8.1870                   Letter from Lady E. Petre, Namur, Belgium, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 12 Aug 1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that her brother would be visiting St 
                                            Petersburg; refers to their former meeting at 
                                            Florence. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/42        1870                        Letter from Sir H. Rumbold, St Petersburg, Russia, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; n.d. 
                                            [1870].
                                            
                                            Thanks him for providing an extra room. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/43        10.6.1870                   Letter from 3rd Earl St Germans [E. Eliot], 36 
                                            Dover Street, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 10 June 1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him he had seen Sir Henry Vavasour, who had
                                            just returned from Russia, and thanks him for his 
                                            kindness to Sir Henry. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/44        8.4.1870                    Letter from 6 St James's Terrace, London, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 8 Apr 1870.
                                            
                                            Encloses a copy of 'Free Russia' as a gift for 
                                            himself and Lady Buchanan and a copy for the Grand 
                                            Duchess Helene; encloses another book at the 
                                            request of Baron Brunnow; informs him that he had 
                                            passed on the Russian request to Lord Clarendon; 
                                            expresses hope that he was not causing him much 
                                            difficulty but states he did not wish to offend the
                                            Emperor. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/45        10.5.1870                   Letter from 6 St James's Terrace, London to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 10 May 1870.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for forwarding Prince Gorchakov's letter
                                            together with the Emperor's note; was glad his book
                                            'Free Russia' had been well received; sends regards
                                            to Lady Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/46        15.9.1870                   Letter from Grieg, Russia, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 15 Sep 1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the Excise Department had given up
                                            its claim against Krentzer, the man against whom Mr
                                            Cattley was fighting a law suit; apologises for the
                                            delay in answering his letter. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/47        23.6.1870                   Letter in French from Comte Heiden, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            23 June 1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he has received the English maps 
                                            of the Indes; remarks that he is very impressed 
                                            with their quality and thanks him for his 
                                            assistance in procuring them. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/48        11.1870                     Letter from B. Chotek, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; n.d. [Nov 1870].
                                            
                                            Informs him he had received a telegram dated 10 Nov
                                            from Count Beust commenting on the Russian 
                                            proposals relating to the Danube and the 
                                            surrounding principalities; states that Prince 
                                            Bariatinsky would command any Russian troops in the
                                            area. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/49        6.1870                      Letter from B. Chotek, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; n.d. [June 1870].
                                            
                                            Expresses sympathy at the loss of Lord Clarendon; 
                                            informs him he was travelling to Warsaw to meet 
                                            Archduke Albert.
                                            
                                            Dated on internal evidence; the death of Lord 
                                            Clarendon. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/50        11.2.1870                   Letter from Sir C. Hartley, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 11 Feb 1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he was delayed as Mr Charlton had 
                                            been unable to secure an appointment with his 
                                            lawyer and that he intended visiting Berlin. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/51        1.2.1870                    Letter from 1st Baron Houghton [R. Milnes], Fryston
                                            Hall, Fryston, Yorkshire, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 1 Feb 1870.
                                            
                                            Letter of introduction for James Ridden, who was 
                                            famous for manufacturing steam engines; informs him
                                            he had once taken him [Buchanan] a letter of 
                                            introduction from Lord Stanley; sends regards to 
                                            Lady Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/52        16.7.1870-28.7.1870         Letter in French from Count Adlerberg, Rupscha, 
                                            Russia to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            16-28 Jul 1870.
                                            
                                            Gives brief details of the movements of the Royal 
                                            party. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/53        7.5.1870                    Letter from W. Rashleigh, Point Neptune, Fowey, 
                                            Cornwall, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia; 7 May 1870.
                                            
                                            Thanks him and Lady Buchanan for their hospitality 
                                            and kindness to Edith during her visit to St 
                                            Petersburg, on behalf of himself and his wife. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/54/1-2    20.9.1870                   Letter in French from General Trepov, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 20 Sep 1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he has consented for items of 
                                            clothing, a portrait of and a bust of Nicholas I to
                                            be used for an exhibition by Madame Tussaud's 
                                            waxworks in London.
                                            
                                            List of items being sent to England. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 26/55        1870-1871                   Letter in French from Orloff, St Petersburg, Russia
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan; n.d. [1870-1871].
                                            
                                            Marked 'samedi matin'; informs him that the Grand 
                                            Duchess Marie and her family are to arrive that 
                                            evening; requests that he call to visit the 
                                            following morning with Lady Buchanan. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/56        4.7.1870-16.7.1870          Letter in French from V. Westmann, Krasnoé Sélo, 
                                            Russia, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            4-16 July 1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the situation [unspecified] is 
                                            grave; he does not think the Emperor's policy will 
                                            be strong enough; he [Westmann] is to travel to 
                                            Ligovo. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/57        4.5.1870-16.5.1870          Letter in French from Count P. Kotzebue, Odessa, 
                                            Russia to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            4-16 May 1870.
                                            
                                            Relates the concluding details of the 'Turner 
                                            Affair'; he is pleased with the arrangement that Mr
                                            Mitchell negotiated; informs him that he will 
                                            shortly be leaving to join his family; sends best 
                                            wishes to Lady Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/58        6.7.1870-18.7.1870          Letter in French from the Duke of Mecklenburg, 
                                            Pavillon Chinois, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 6-18 July 1870.
                                            
                                            Requests that he forward a letter to his sister who
                                            is in London; gives brief explanation of his 
                                            previous problems with the post. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/59        28.6.1870                   Letter from H. Childers, Admiralty, Whitehall, 
                                            London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            28 June 1870.
                                            
                                            Letter of introduction for his uncle who was 
                                            travelling in Russia and intended visiting St 
                                            Petersburg. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/60        13.10.1870                  Letter from H. Childers, Admiralty, Whitehall, 
                                            London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            13 Oct 1870.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his letter of sympathy following the
                                            death of his son who had died in the service of his
                                            country. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/61        21.12.1870                  Letter from 2nd Earl Granville, [G. Leveson-Gower],
                                            Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 21 Dec 1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that Brunnow had received instructions 
                                            to alter the wording of the Russian proposal [for 
                                            the forthcoming conference] from Prince Gorchakov 
                                            and that he had objected; reports that Brunnow had 
                                            approved the content of his own speech which was to
                                            open the conference; discusses the rights of the 
                                            Sultan of Turkey and the question of neutrality in 
                                            the Black Sea; states that England, France and 
                                            Austria would agree their response. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 26/62        14.12.1870                  Letter from 6th Earl Mayo [R. Bourke], Calcutta, 
                                            India, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            14 Dec 1870.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the 'fat Shahgarrie' seemed 
                                            determined on continuing the course of action set 
                                            in motion at Bukhara; comments on the actions of 
                                            the Ameer [Shir Ali] and the unstable situation in 
                                            Kabul; informs him that Prince Gorchakov's letter 
                                            was stronger in tone than his telegram had 
                                            suggested; states that the Black Sea clauses would 
                                            cause difficulty at the conference in France. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 26/63        28.1.1871                   Letter from 6th Earl Mayo [R. Bourke], Calcutta, 
                                            India, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            28 Jan 1871.
                                            
                                            Sends information from Kabul illustrating the 
                                            Ameer's intention to avoid conflict over Bukhara; 
                                            discusses the rebellion of the Ameer's son [Yàkub 
                                            Khan]. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/64        22.2.1871                   Letter from 6th Earl Mayo [R. Bourke], Calcutta, 
                                            India, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            22 Feb 1871.
                                            
                                            Encloses some 'Cabul diaries' [not present] and 
                                            asks for his opinion; refers to Forsyth's mission 
                                            and to the situation in Bukhara and Turkestan; 
                                            comments on the conference and states the results 
                                            will teach statesmen not to make unnatural 
                                            alliances. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/65        9.5.1871                    Letter from 6th Earl Mayo [R. Bourke], Government 
                                            House, Simla, India, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 9 May 1871.
                                            
                                            Encloses 'Cabul diaries' [not present] commenting 
                                            on Russian troop movements in the Bukhara region 
                                            and possible territorial ambitions in Afghanistan; 
                                            reports the Ameer [Shir Ali] to be in a difficult 
                                            position and his son [Yàkub Khan] was continuing 
                                            his rebellion. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/66        15.5.1871                   Letter from 6th Earl Mayo [R. Bourke], Government 
                                            House, Simla, India, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 15 May 1871.
                                            
                                            Encloses 'Cabul diaries' and the Turkestan Gazette 
                                            [not present]; comments on the rebellion of Yàkub 
                                            Khan against his father [Shir Ali, Ameer of 
                                            Afghanistan]. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/67        23.5.1871                   Letter from 6th Earl Mayo [R. Bourke], Government 
                                            House, Simla, India, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 23 May 1871.
                                            
                                            Comments on rumours of an expedition to Khiva and 
                                            events in Central Asia including the rebellion of 
                                            Yàkub Khan against his father [Shir Ali, Ameer of 
                                            Afghanistan]; states that the Russians would have 
                                            an opportunity of showing good faith in the region 
                                            should Yàkub flee to any country under Russian 
                                            control. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/68        9.6.1871                    Letter from 6th Earl Mayo [R. Bourke], Government 
                                            House, Simla, India, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 9 June 1871.
                                            
                                            Encloses 'Cabul diaries' [not present] which 
                                            contained information on Bukhara; comments on the 
                                            difficulties of Shir Ali in Afghanistan and asks 
                                            for news from St Petersburg; informs him there have
                                            been no reports from Khiva. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/69        24.7.1871                   Letter from 6th Earl Mayo [R. Bourke], Government 
                                            House, Simla, India, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 24 July 1871.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he was sorry to learn he was 
                                            moving to Vienna, but hoped he wanted the post; 
                                            informs him that he had written to Kaufmann on the 
                                            subject of Russian policy in Central Asia; comments
                                            on the situation in Afghanistan and the problems 
                                            faced by the Ameer; informs him that he did not 
                                            know Loftus [who was due to take Buchanan's place 
                                            in St Petersburg] well and asks if he should write 
                                            to him and what interest he would take in Asian 
                                            affairs.
                                            
                                            PS States he did not believe Stremaoukov when he 
                                            claimed the Russians were not aiming to take 
                                            control of the Oxus along the Afghan boundary. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 26/70        5.1.1871                    Letter from J. Savile [later 1st Baron Savile of 
                                            Rufford], Brussels, Belgium, to Sir A. Buchanan, St
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 5 Jan 1871.
                                            
                                            Informs him he was pleased to have met his son 
                                            Andrew; comments on Bismarck's policies with 
                                            reference to his note about Luxembourg and the 
                                            difficult position that the low countries were in. 
                                            2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/71        6.1.1871                    Letter from Lord Loftus, Berlin, Germany, to Sir A.
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 6 Jan 1871.
                                            
                                            Wishes him a happy new year and hopes the year will
                                            end in peace; states that the next ten days would 
                                            decide the fate of Paris as Prussian forces were 
                                            combining for an assault on the city; states that 
                                            it looked as if Bismarck would occupy Luxembourg, 
                                            which he would then use to as a bargaining chip for
                                            Lorraine at peace negotiations; comments on 
                                            Austrian policy and Beust, who was popular in 
                                            Prussia; notes Russian restraint exercised over 
                                            Bismarck at present would not last; discusses 
                                            Napoleon and states he hoped for restoration but 
                                            that French prisoners of war were against him; 
                                            reports 'wild rumours' were circulating about 
                                            Belgium. 4 ff
                                            
Bu 26/72        2.1.1871                    Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Poland, Warsaw, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 2 Jan 1871.
                                            
                                            Informs him he had little to report but there was 
                                            some evidence of military preparations and 
                                            increased activity in hospitals. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/73        1871                        Letter from [O.W.L. Russell] 1st Baron Amptill, 
                                            Windsor Castle, Berkshire, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; n.d. [1871].
                                            
                                            Thanks him for telling him what sort of questions 
                                            he would be asked by the [Diplomatic Service] 
                                            Committee; states that he knew about Russian agents
                                            at headquarters [Berlin] and asks for information 
                                            about Prussian agents at St Petersburg as Bismarck 
                                            had told him that Reuss could have access to the 
                                            Emperor, and he wished to know what to say to 
                                            questions on that subject; gives his address in 
                                            London as 17 Upper Grosvenor Street, Grosvenor 
                                            Square. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/74        17.3.1871                   Letter from Viscount Ossington [J. Denison], House 
                                            of Commons, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 17 Mar 1871.
                                            
                                            Admits him to a seat under the Gallery in the House
                                            of Commons. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/75        3.7.1871                    Letter from G. Goschen [later Viscount Goschen], 
                                            Admiralty, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 3 July 1871.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for sending information and would be 
                                            pleased to receive any further intelligence. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/76        19.8.1871                   Letter from G. Goschen [later Viscount Goschen], 
                                            Admiralty, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 19 Aug 1871.
                                            
                                            Discusses the movement of the fleet in the Baltic 
                                            Sea and informs him of an outbreak of cholera. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/77        16.6.1871                   Letter from G. Goschen [later Viscount Goschen], to
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 16 June 
                                            1871.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his interesting letters and the 
                                            useful information they contained; comments on his 
                                            son's [James Buchanan] progress and his prospects 
                                            for promotion. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/78        19.3.1871                   Letter from Sir C. Lennox Wyke, Copenhagen, 
                                            Denmark, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia;
                                            19 Mar 1871.
                                            
                                            Asks for details of fireplaces which he understood 
                                            him to have purchased when he was in Copenhagen; 
                                            was glad the 'Russian difficulty' had been settled;
                                            enquires if he was due to appear before the 
                                            Diplomatic Services Committee and hoped he would 
                                            point out the 'hardships' of the profession, and 
                                            states Augustus Paget was of the same opinion; 
                                            hoped the Dowager Duchess of Somerset was well. 2 
                                            ff
                                            
Bu 26/79        17.3.1871                   Letter from Sir H. Elliot, Constantinople, Turkey, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 17 Mar 
                                            1871.
                                            
                                            Asks him not to worry about telling Ignatiev of the
                                            contents of his report about relations between the 
                                            Sultan of Turkey and Ignatiev; refers to Brunnow 
                                            and to the conference which had discussed the 
                                            Eastern Question. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/80        22.3.1871                   Letter from Sir H. Rumbold, St Petersburg, Russia, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 22 Mar 
                                            1871.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he had accepted a transfer and 
                                            would be leaving St Petersburg; reports the cholera
                                            outbreak was very bad and had resulted in the death
                                            of the chaplain to the Grand Duke Constantine and 
                                            the young Oldenburg; asks if he would like to buy 
                                            his horses. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/81        29.4.1871                   Letter from J. Erskine, Albany, Piccadilly, London,
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 29 Apr 
                                            1871.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for sending a copy of the Russian Navy 
                                            list. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/82        3.5.1871                    Letter from T. Hankey, 9 Portland Place, London, to
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 3 May 1871.
                                            
                                            Asks him to send a menu or bill of fare for a cheap
                                            St Petersburg restaurant; informs him that Florence
                                            and her husband had dined with them, but he had not
                                            seen Eric who had been overworking; comments on 
                                            Lowe's Budget and the unpopularity of Gladstone's 
                                            government; discusses the situation in Paris and 
                                            the position of Thiers; informs him Odo Russell was
                                            to move to Berlin and states he doubted if 
                                            Cardwell's Army Bill would succeed; sends regards 
                                            to Lady Buchanan. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/83        18.1.1871                   Letter from Sir W. Stuart, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 18 Jan 
                                            1871.
                                            
                                            Informs him Blantyre had left for Erskine and he 
                                            had forwarded his letter; comments on a visit to 
                                            Georgiana and reports her to be in good health; 
                                            reports Brunnow to be in 'cordial' spirit; would 
                                            ask Hammond for permission to have some brocade 
                                            sent for Georgiana in the [diplomatic] bag. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/84        3.1.1871                    Letter from Sir W. Stuart, Torquay, Devon, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 3 Jan 1871.
                                            
                                            Comments on the European political situation and 
                                            the forthcoming conference which was preventing him
                                            from returning to Buenos Aires; informs him that 
                                            his wife and her mother were in Torquay and 
                                            comments on Lady Buchanan's problems with her 
                                            teeth; comments on relations between Prussia, 
                                            France and Russia with reference to Bernstorff and 
                                            reports Hammond was taking a weeks leave of 
                                            absence. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 26/85        1.2.1871                    Letter from Sir W. Stuart, Foreign Office, London, 
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 1 Feb 
                                            1871.
                                            
                                            Encloses a package from Lady Buchanan; comments on 
                                            the Black Sea question with reference to articles 
                                            on neutrality and Brunnow's attempts to persuade 
                                            Gorchakov to accept them; states that the 
                                            adjournment in the conference had been longer than 
                                            he expected and he wished he had gone to Torquay; 
                                            enquires when he was to take leave; reports 
                                            Wodehouse was to return to Paris and discusses 
                                            French politics. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/86        6.5.1871                    Letter from Sir W. Stuart, Trieste, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 6 May 1871.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he was going to Athens, to relieve
                                            Erskine whose health had broken down, on Lord 
                                            Granville's instruction; gives details of his route
                                            which had taken him to Munich, where he had seen 
                                            Henry Howard, Verona and Venice and informs him his
                                            wife was due to join him and would sail from 
                                            Brindisi; hoped the provisional move would keep him
                                            'safe' from Buenos Aires; sends regards to Lady 
                                            Buchanan.
                                            
                                            PS States that he was accredited as on a special 
                                            mission to King George, but that Brunnow did not 
                                            seem to believe this. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/87        2.8.1871                    Letter from 1st Earl Strafford [J. Byng], Foreign 
                                            Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, 
                                            Russia; 2 Aug 1871.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his telegram regarding English 
                                            workmen in Russian Government dockyards. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/88        1.5.1871                    Letter from J. Vivian, War Office, London, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 1 May 1871.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for carrying out his [unspecified] 
                                            commission and encloses Thomson Hankey's receipt; 
                                            comments on the domestic political crisis and the 
                                            unpopular budget of Robert Lowe; sends regards to 
                                            Lady Buchanan. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 26/89        11.5.1871                   Letter from Colonel R. Blane, 11 Eaton Terrace, 
                                            London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            11 May 1871.
                                            
                                            Discusses the sale of antiques on behalf of a 
                                            Russian Countess and the prices in the current 
                                            market; gives examples of prices paid by the 
                                            Kensington Museum; sends regards to Lady Buchanan. 
                                            4 ff
                                            
Bu 26/90        26.1.1871                   Letter from 12th Baron Blantyre [C. Stuart], 
                                            Erskine, Scotland, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 26 Jan 1871.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his congratulations on the 
                                            forthcoming marriage of his daughter Evelyn to the 
                                            Marquess of Ailsa, who seemed 'free of his father's
                                            fault of temper' and praises his mother; informs 
                                            him that William was in London and comments on the 
                                            situation in Paris. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/91        24.7.1871                   Letter from Sir C. Mansfield, Warsaw, Poland, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 24 July 
                                            1871.
                                            
                                            Congratulates him on his transfer to Vienna and 
                                            expresses regret that their official relations were
                                            coming to an end; sends regards to Lady Buchanan. 1
                                            f
                                            
Bu 26/92        6.10.1871                   Letter from J. Blackie, Altnacraig, Oban, Scotland,
                                            to Sir A. Buchanan, Vienna, Austria; 6 Oct 1871.
                                            
                                            Informs him that copies of his book were being sent
                                            to him, Michell and Orlov as thanks for their 
                                            kindness during his stay in St Petersburg; 
                                            congratulates him on his move to Vienna; informs 
                                            him he would be in Edinburgh for two weeks and 
                                            sends regards to Lady Buchanan. 3 ff
                                            
Bu 26/93        2.8.1871                    Letter from 1st Earl Cowley [H. Wellesley], 20 
                                            Albermarle Street, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St 
                                            Petersburg, Russia; 2 Aug 1871.
                                            
                                            Informs him that his son had been appointed to St 
                                            Petersburg and hoped he would be kind to him, 
                                            although they would not work together for long.
                                            
Bu 26/94        29.7.1871                   Letter from W. Alexander, 22 St James' Place, 
                                            London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            29 July 1871.
                                            
                                            Comments on the appointment of Frederick Wellesley 
                                            as Military attaché at St Petersburg and informs 
                                            him that seven superior officers had declined the 
                                            post; states that he is a dedicated solider and an 
                                            excellent linguist; mentions that he would bring a 
                                            letter of introduction for his father, Lord Cowley,
                                            and that his social position would be advantageous;
                                            hoped he was happy with his transfer to Vienna and 
                                            informs him that Odo Russell liked Berlin. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/95        5.8.1871                    Letter from 1st Earl Lytton, Vienna, Austria, to 
                                            Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 5 Aug 1871.
                                            
                                            Thanks him for his contribution and states that his
                                            anxiety had been for his only son.
                                            
Bu 26/96        6.9.1871                    Letter from K. Abbot, Odessa, Russia, to Sir A. 
                                            Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 6 Sep 1871.
                                            
                                            Apologises for the delay in answering his letter; 
                                            reports the cholera epidemic had not arrived but 
                                            had been severe in Kiev; reports Mr Stevens had 
                                            been ill and that Sir George Bonham had not 
                                            arrived; the Empress of Russia had just passed 
                                            through Odessa. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/97        14.9.1871                   Incomplete letter from Nicolaieff, Russia, to Sir 
                                            A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 14 Sep 1871.
                                            
                                            Informs him he would send a despatch from Odessa; 
                                            comments on Nicolaieff and the community there, 
                                            including acting consul Cicognani and the English 
                                            engineer Mr Miller; comments on the health of Mr 
                                            Stevens. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/98        20.12.1871                  Letter in French from Baron Brunnow, London, 
                                            England to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 
                                            20 Dec 1871.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the courier arrived with his 
                                            correspondence and that of Prince Gorchakoff 
                                            [Gorchakov]; inquires after the Emperor and his 
                                            trip to Vienna; reminds him of their friendship 
                                            whilst in Constantinople during 1829. 2 ff
                                            
Bu 26/99        28.9.1871                   Letter in French to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg,
                                            Russia; 28 Sep 1871.
                                            
                                            Informs him that the opinion he expressed during 
                                            previous discussions was private and should not be 
                                            known of in London. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/100       6.10.1871                   Letter in French to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg,
                                            Russia; 6 Oct 1871.
                                            
                                            Informs him that official discussions are taking 
                                            place with Westman. 1 f
                                            
Bu 26/101       22.9.1871-4.10.1871         Letter in French to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg,
                                            Russia; 22 Sep - 4 Oct 1871.
                                            
                                            Informs him that he is guilty of committing an 
                                            error [unspecified]; makes brief comment on how 
                                            this may be rectified. 1 f



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