PP/GC/CA/91 Letter from Sir S.Canning to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, regarding Sir R.Gordon's opinion of Canning becoming special ambassador at Constantinople, 9 November 1831
Letter from Sir Stratford Canning, Thomas's Hotel, Berkeley Square, London, to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: Canning has had a long talk with Sir Robert Gordon about Canning's appointment as special ambassador at Constantinople and has learned that Gordon does not approve of the appointment. Palmerston should not feel obliged out of a sense of duty still to send Canning to Constantinople if, after talking to Gordon himself, Palmerston changes his mind. 9 Nov 1831 p> The letter is docketed: "Private"
Two papers
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Sir Stratford Canning, later first Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe: appointment as British ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary on a special mission to Constantinople
Turkey; Ottoman empire; Sublime Porte
Sir Robert Gordon, British ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary at Constantinople: no longer at post due to ill health
Diplomatic appointments
Greek borders settlement
Greece: civil war
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