Document ReferenceBu 14/37
TitleLetter from 2nd Baron Bloomfield [J. Bloomfield], Vienna, Austria, to Sir A. Buchanan, Berlin, Prussia; 17 Dec 1862.
Date17 December 1862
Extent6 ff
Content DescriptionInforms him that he has seen reports in the papers that he has already had his audience [with the King] and must now make the acquaintance of Berlin society; asks him what rank he will hold in the Prussian court and discusses protocol for this; informs him that his house in Vienna is too small to give balls; states that the official mourning will not prevent him and Lady Bloomfield from attending functions to which they are invited; advises him to follow the example of the Princess Royal with regard to mourning; refers to the appropriate celebrations to be held for the marriage of the Prince of Wales and for the Queen's birthday; mentions that he had hoped to go shooting in Bohemia; states that the Ionian Islands and Greece are causing the Emperor concern.

PS Discusses the appropriate rank ambassadors should hold at court in response to his telegram.
Termappointments, diplomatic
diplomacy, protocol
entertainments, balls
marriage, royal

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA992Edward VII (1841-1910); King of Great Britain and Ireland1841-1910
NA6231Wilhelm I (1797-1888); German Emperor; ( King of Prussia from 1861 German Emperor from 1871)1797-1888
NA6139Bloomfield; Georgiana (1822-1905); Baroness; wife of 2nd Baron Bloomfield1822-1905
NA985Victoria (1819-1901); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland; Empress of India1819-1901
NA6421Franz Joseph I (1830-1916); Emperor of Austria; ( succeeded 1848)1830-1916
NA6217Victoria Adelaide Mary Louise (1840-1901); Empress of Germany; styled 'Princess Royal' until 1858; dau. of Queen Victoria; m. Frederick III Emperor of Germany 18581840-1901
NA6057Bloomfield; John A.D. (1802-1879); 2nd Baron Bloomfield; diplomat1802-1879
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
PL1818/Ionian Islands
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