PP/GC/CA/99 Letter from Sir S.Canning to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, regarding his journey to Constantinople and hopes of successful negotiations with the Sublime Porte, 1 February 1832
Letter from Sir Stratford Canning, [British ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary on a special mission to Constantinople], Therapia, to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: he has been a long time reaching Constantinople but feels that the delays were worthwhile and the negotiations ought still to be finished on schedule. He will write more fully when he can; he is just forwarding letters to be posted at the Austrian border. He would have arrived earlier but there was an adverse wind and the steamer ran out of coal in the sea of Marmora and then the frigate ran aground sailing up the Bosporus. Captain Grey has managed to free the boat with no injury. The house in Therapia is very cold but Canning will manage quite well and he is near colleagues; and the consul has given him room in his house in Constantinople, so at least he will not need to live upon the ship. Sir James Graham will be pleased to know that his arrangement is likely to suffice, though Admiral [Hotham] will give Canning extra assistance if he needs it. 1 Feb 1832 This letter is marked: "Private". The docket notes that it arrived on 8 March 1832.
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Sir Stratford Canning, later first Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe, British ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary on a special mission to Constantinople
Vice Admiral Sir Henry Hotham, Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean fleet
Captain Frederick Grey, later Sir Frederick Grey
James Robert Graham, second Baronet, first Lord of the Admiralty
Greek borders settlement; Greek protocol Adate=01/02/1832
Turkey; Ottoman empire; Sublime Porte
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