Document ReferenceBu 15/4
TitleLetter from 2nd Baron Bloomfield [J. Bloomfield], Vienna, Austria, to Sir A. Buchanan, Berlin, Prussia; 14 Jan 1863.
Date14 January 1863
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionDoes not see the possibility of an understanding being reached between Vienna and Berlin as long as Bismarck opposes the idea; Rechberg has been hopeful but appears to be inclined to let matters take their course; Rechberg has not heard about the King of Prussia's speech; the Austrians do not intend to withdraw their proposal; has asked if Prussia will recall her Minister and Rechberg has replied that it will not gain by doing so; the meeting at Leipzig will be delayed for some time; Bulwer has returned to Constantinople; mentions that the French have allowed natives to join the army in Egypt; encloses a letter from Henry Elliot and asked for its return.

The Duke of Coburg is the favoured candidate [for the throne of Greece] but is not popular in Vienna; he is said to be 'the most ambitious Prince in Germany' but he has no children; discusses his family members, mentioning that they are Roman Catholics; the Greeks, having got rid of Otto, will make an issue of their religion.
Termreligions, Roman Catholic
politics, Prussian
royalty, succession, Greek

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
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
NA6231Wilhelm I (1797-1888); German Emperor; ( King of Prussia from 1861 German Emperor from 1871)1797-1888
NA6040Otto I (1815-1867); King of Greece; ( reigned 1832-1862)1815-1867
NA6207Bulwer; W. Henry L. Earle (1801-1872); 1st Baron Dalling and Bulwer; diplomat cr. baron 18711801-1872
NA6057Bloomfield; John A.D. (1802-1879); 2nd Baron Bloomfield; diplomat1802-1879
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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