PP/GC/CA/217 Letter from Sir S.Canning to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, concerning the visit of Baron Perglass to Constantinople and the implications for the Porte of England's dispute with France over Greece, 19 June 1850
Letter from Sir Stratford Canning, [British ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary at] Constantinople, to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: he reports a visit of Baron Perglass, the Bavarian minister at Athens, who is on his way home from Athens via Trieste. Canning does not know why Perglass should have chosen such a tricky route. Perglass praises Otto, King of Greece, at the expense of Mr Wyse, whom Canning defended. Canning hopes that the dispute with France over Greece has been settled. Reschid Pasha is very anxious about it, thinking it might lead to an alliance between Russia, Austria and "presidential" France against England, with the Porte being put under pressure for its support for England. This would adversely affect British influence over the Porte. 19 Jun 1850 The letter is marked: "Private".
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Sir Stratford Canning, later first Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe, British ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary at Constantinople
Turkey; Ottoman empire; Sublime Porte; Constantinople: reform, defence
Maximilian Pergler, Baron Perglass, Bavarian Minister at Athens
Otto or Otho I, King of Greece
Thomas Wyse, later Sir Thomas Wyse, British minister plenipotentiary at Athens
Reschid Mustapha Pasha, alias Reshid Mustafa Pasha, Grand Vizier
France: relations with Great Britain
Don Pacifico incident
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