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TitleLetter from 2nd Baron Bloomfield [J. Bloomfield], Vienna, Austria to Sir A. Buchanan; 25 Apr 1863.
Date25 April 1863
Extent6 ff
Content DescriptionComments that he hopes the impression in Vienna that Bismarck is becoming more conciliatory is true; discusses at length the various celebrations to mark the marriage of Edward and Alexandra; has not given much thought to the Russo-Prussian convention; thinks Prussia will not benefit from the example of conciliation set by Austria in European affairs; wonders why Englishmen abroad do not observe Sunday; mentions that Lady Bloomfield is regularly declining invitations but feels he should observe English custom as the Queen's representative; notes that the Princess Royal [Victoria] had become 'quite German' in her habits; Rechberg hoped the Russian Emperor will announce an amnesty for Polish revolutionaries; understands that the King of Prussia does not want Karolyi to send representations to St Petersburg .
Termmarriage, royal
civil disorder, Polish Rebellion 1863
religion, Sunday observance

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA140Bismarck; Otto E.L. von (1815-1898); Prince; German statesman and Prussian minister-president1815-1898
NA6289Karolyi; Mihaly (1793-1875); Count; Austrian Envoy Berlin1793-1875
NA6139Bloomfield; Georgiana (1822-1905); Baroness; wife of 2nd Baron Bloomfield1822-1905
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
NA985Victoria (1819-1901); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland; Empress of India1819-1901
NA6231Wilhelm I (1797-1888); German Emperor; ( King of Prussia from 1861 German Emperor from 1871)1797-1888
NA6540Rechberg; Johann B. (1806-1899); Count; Austrian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister1806-1899
NA992Edward VII (1841-1910); King of Great Britain and Ireland1841-1910
NA6505Alexandra (1844-1925); Queen Consort; (wife of Edward VII and daughter of King Christian IX of Denmark)1844-1925
NA6057Bloomfield; John A.D. (1802-1879); 2nd Baron Bloomfield; diplomat1802-1879
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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