Document ReferenceBu 15/12
TitleLetter from 2nd Baron Bloomfield [J. Bloomfield], Vienna, Austria, to Sir A. Buchanan; 11 Mar 1863.
Date11 March 1863
Extent5 ff
Content DescriptionReturns with thanks his despatch; comments that the convention has done Prussia a great deal of harm, for which Bismarck will pay; Austria does not intend to invoke the Treaty [of Vienna] of 1815 regarding Poland; a Polish kingdom will make a more powerful neighbour than Russia in the region leading to the Black Sea; Gromont has received an instrument from William Grey suggesting that all the signatories to the Treaty of Vienna call on Russia to honour the 1815 agreement on Poland; relations between Rechberg and Bismarck are very poor; Rechberg kept Karolyi informed but refuses to allow him to pass any papers to Bismarck; Metternich has been sent for in order that Rechberg may know his private impressions about the intentions of Napoléon; Howard will be very happy [to receive his KCB], which had been denied him by Loftus.

Reports that things have gone well in London; it was a pity the Queen had not allowed state carriages and flags in Paddington station [for the arrival of Edward and Alexandra]; understands that the King and Queen have dined with him the previous day; his own state banquet has been a great success; Bülow also has had a banquet; Cowley was not present.

Note bound in volume on separate sheet; note of recommendation for Monsieur de Schactere who was to spend his final days in Berlin.
Termpolitics, Prussian, foreign policy
foreign policy, Prussian
treaties, Treaty of Vienna 1815
politics, Prussian
marriage, royal
entertainments, banquets

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6148Grey; William (1818-1878); Sir1818-1878
NA140Bismarck; Otto E.L. von (1815-1898); Prince; German statesman and Prussian minister-president1815-1898
NA6289Karolyi; Mihaly (1793-1875); Count; Austrian Envoy Berlin1793-1875
NA6540Rechberg; Johann B. (1806-1899); Count; Austrian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister1806-1899
NA1901Napoléon III (1808-1873); Emperor of the French; president of 2nd French Republic 1850-52 emperor 1852-701808-1873
NA6500Werther; Karl A.P. (1809-1894); Herr; diplomat1809-1894
NA6083Howard; Henry F. (1809-1898); Sir; British Diplomatic Service1809-1898
NA6208Loftus; Augustus W.F.S. (1817-1904); Lord; diplomat1817-1904
NA6231Wilhelm I (1797-1888); German Emperor; ( King of Prussia from 1861 German Emperor from 1871)1797-1888
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
NA6064Winneburg; Clement W.L. Metternich- (1773-1859); 2nd Prince of Metternich-Winneburg; Austrian diplomatist and statesman1773-1859
NA6057Bloomfield; John A.D. (1802-1879); 2nd Baron Bloomfield; diplomat1802-1879
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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