Document ReferenceBu 15/25
TitleLetter from 2nd Baron Bloomfield [J. Bloomfield], Vienna, Austria, to Sir A. Buchanan; 27 May 1863.
Date27 May 1863
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionStates that he will have nothing for the messenger apart from information from his meeting with Rechberg; hopes that the messenger from Paris will have news on Poland; Austrian proposals have not been popular in England or France; proposals to St Petersburg are difficult to make until the powers reach agreement; Austria thinks France is attempting to lead England into war; the objective is to cause confusion in Germany which will enable France to secure the Rhine province; Austria can do nothing but send 'civil despatches' and appeal to Tsar Alexander II; Lord Russell is to submit a draft proposal for an armistice to Cabinet; he will then send a messenger to France; refers to the publication of a Blue Book on Poland.

Informs him that reports from Galicia indicate that the insurrection is coming to an end, but that is not true of the whole of Poland; Werther has 'nearly killed' Rechberg with the affairs of Germany; discusses religion; asks how he is getting along with the chapel in Berlin and the furniture there, which Bellson cannot not claim credit for.
Termcivil disorder, Polish Rebellion 1863
government business, Cabinet
politics, British, Blue Books

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA6540Rechberg; Johann B. (1806-1899); Count; Austrian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister1806-1899
NA6192Alexander II (1818-1881); Emperor of all the Russias; (succeeded 1855)1818-1881
NA6555Bellson; - (fl 1863); Mrfl 1863
NA6500Werther; Karl A.P. (1809-1894); Herr; diplomat1809-1894
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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