Document ReferenceBu 15/35
TitleLetter from 2nd Baron Bloomfield [J. Bloomfield], Vienna, Austria, to Sir A. Buchanan, Berlin, Prussia; 7 Oct 1863.
Date7 October 1863
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionReports that Germany and Europe are in a state of crisis; Austria seems resolute, but he still hopes for peace on the basis that Germans will hesitate until the last moment before taking a serious decision; Lord Russell's despatch must have made Bismarck happy; nothing is known about it in Austria; Lord Russell seems to have a desire to prolong Bismarck's ministerial existence; discusses the position of Austria and Prussia in relation to the smaller German states; refers to the Schleswig-Holstein situation and to the Zollverein, which is in a state of confusion.
Termtrade, Zollverein

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA140Bismarck; Otto E.L. von (1815-1898); Prince; German statesman and Prussian minister-president1815-1898
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA6057Bloomfield; John A.D. (1802-1879); 2nd Baron Bloomfield; diplomat1802-1879
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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