Document ReferenceBu 15/10
TitleLetter from 2nd Baron Bloomfield [J. Bloomfield], Vienna, Austria, to Sir A. Buchanan; 25 Feb 1863.
Date25 February 1863
Extent5 ff
Content DescriptionReports very little political excitement; discusses the Polish rebellion and Bismarck's decision to allow Russian troops onto Prussian soil in pursuit of refugees; comments that the late King, Frederick William IV, would never have allowed it; Prussia is always 'Playing at the Great Power'; not even Rechberg is aware of his audience with the Emperor; attention is focused on Poland and the rebellion, especially on Galicia [part of Austria at this time]; Turkey is sure to split up; hopes that he will have a good journey to Strelitz; the Duke and Duchess always give a warm welcome; Mr Lytton have arrived, as had Mr Strachey, asked how he found Strachey at The Hague.

Reports that the Spanish Secretary and the Dutch Secretary have fought a duel in which the Dutchman was killed; the argument had been over a woman; the victim was an only son and heir to £7,000 a year; discusses political alliances with regard to Turkey and the Eastern question.
Termdeath, duelling
disputes, duelling
civil disorder, Polish Rebellion 1863
Turkish affairs, 'Eastern Question'

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA140Bismarck; Otto E.L. von (1815-1898); Prince; German statesman and Prussian minister-president1815-1898
NA6081Friedrich Wilhelm IV (1795-1861); King of Prussia; ( succeeded 1840)1795-1861
NA6421Franz Joseph I (1830-1916); Emperor of Austria; ( succeeded 1848)1830-1916
NA6544Lytton; E. Robert Bulwer (1831-1891); 1st Earl of Lytton; diplomat and poet; 2nd Baron Lytton cr. earl 18801831-1891
NA6480Stracey; Henry J. (1802-1885); 5th Baronet; M.P.1802-1885
NA6545Augusta (1822-1916); Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; wife of Grand Duke Friedrich Wilhelm daughter of Adolphus Duke of Cambridge1822-1916
NA6546Friedrich Wilhelm (1819-1904); Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; ( succeeded 1860)1819-1904
NA6057Bloomfield; John A.D. (1802-1879); 2nd Baron Bloomfield; diplomat1802-1879
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
PL2703/Galicia/Eastern Europe
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