Document ReferenceBu 15/16
TitleLetter from 2nd Baron Bloomfield [J. Bloomfield], Vienna, Austria, to Sir A. Buchanan; 18 Mar 1863.
Date18 March 1863
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionCongratulates him on the success of his royal wedding dinner; comments on the amount of alcohol consumed; notes that servants are difficult to control on such occasions; describes an impressive event at the Imperial Riding School; points out that he will see a new face at the court of the Crown Prince of Prussia, Major Schevering, who was formerly been removed for being 'a bad influence'; has very little political news; a French envoy had been sent by Louis Napoléon from Paris; Rechberg desires an understanding with England to counterbalance France; discusses Bismarck; asks him if he trusts Bismarck's word; points out that Finkerston [English grain merchant] is in trouble in Poland.
Termentertainments, dinners
marriage, royal
politics, Prussian, foreign policy
foreign policy, Prussian
occupations and professions, servant

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6216Friedrich III (1831-1888 ); German Emperor; ( succeeded 1888)1831-1888
NA6549Finkerston; - (fl 1863); Mr; English grain merchantfl 1863
NA140Bismarck; Otto E.L. von (1815-1898); Prince; German statesman and Prussian minister-president1815-1898
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
NA6057Bloomfield; John A.D. (1802-1879); 2nd Baron Bloomfield; diplomat1802-1879
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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