Čedomir Antić

Institute for Balkan Studies

Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts


To Crimea via Belgrade

Thomas Fonblanque to Lord Raglan 1854–1855

Abstract: Eleven letters sent to Lord Raglan, Commander-in-Chief of British troops in the Crimea in 1854 and 1855, by Thomas Fonblanque, British Consul General at Belgrade, constitute a little known group of documents that provided useful information for the Allied campaign in the Balkans and the Crimea. The paper, however, pays special attention to the Consul’s “Sanitary Memorandum”, as it reflects the scope of interest and range of knowledge of the average British diplomat at the time.

Keywords: Raglan, Fonblanque, Crimean War, Sanitary report, diplomatic relations, Serbia, Great Britain