Title:
PP/GC/CA/267 Copy of a letter from Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, to Sir S.Canning, approving his objection to a Frenchman being attached to the Turkish embassy in London as an interpreter, 22 December 1848: contemporary copy
Date:
22/12/1848
Content:
Copy, in the hand of a secretary, of a letter from Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, Carlton Gardens, [London], to Sir Stratford Canning, [British ambassador extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary at Constantinople]: he agrees with Canning's decision to object to Blaque being attached to the Turkish embassy in London. The mere fact of Blaque being a Frenchman is enough reason: he could be of no use as an interpreter and he would be an object of suspicion, however unfounded. The ambassador himself needs nobody to translate Turkish into French for he speaks French "just as well as we do" and to his staff French would be of scarcely any more use to them in their daily business than Turkish. Canning should let the matter drop.<P> Palmerston is putting pressure on the Russians to withdraw from the Danube principalities by speaking to the Russian ambassador at London, Baron Brunnow, and through the British ambassador at St Petersburg, Andrew Buchanan. Both should help the efforts that Canning is making towards the same aim.<P> 22 Dec 1848 contemporary copy
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Subject:
Sir Stratford Canning, later first Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe, British ambassador extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary at Constantinople
Diplomatic appointments
Mehemed or Mehemet Pasha, Turkish ambassador at London
Edouard Blaque, alias Blacque Bey, former writer for the COURIER DE CONSTANTINOPLE
Philip, Baron Brunnow, alias Brunnov, Russian envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary at London
Wallachia, Rumania, Hungary
Russia: relations with Turkey
French relations with the Ottoman empire
Andrew Buchanan, later Sir Andrew Buchanan, charge d'affaires at the British legation at St Petersburg
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