Title:
PP/GC/PO/255 Letter from Lord Ponsonby to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, desiring approbation from Palmerston for his actions as Minister to Constantinople, 21 July 1836
Date:
21/07/1836
Content:
Letter from John Ponsonby, second Baron Ponsonby, later first Viscount Ponsonby, British ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary at Constantinople, [Constantinople], to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: he has urged McNeill to report to Palmerston on the situation in Turkey. Ponsonby is sure that Palmerston approves of his stand in Turkey which has prevented war. He hopes that the British government will support his actions as minister to Constantinople. 21 Jul 1836 It was received on 11 August 1836.
Extent:
One paper, punched for disinfection
License:
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Subject:
Ottoman Empire, Sublime Porte, Turkey
William Churchill, British journalist [sometimes described as a merchant] in Constantinople; Churchill affair: Churchill accidentally shot a Turkish boy at Scutari and was severely bastinadoed and thrown into the bagnio, Ponsonby demanded senior members of the Porte, such as the Reis Effendi, be dismissed from the Turkish government
John McNeill, later Sir John McNeill, British envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary at Teheran
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