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TitleLetter from 2nd Baron Bloomfield [J. Bloomfield], Vienna, Austria, to Sir A. Buchanan; 18 Nov 1863.
Date18 November 1863
Extent5 ff
Content DescriptionComments on the messenger service, stating that the most direct route to London is via Munich and Paris, he is therefore sending a different messenger to Berlin; reports that Rechberg, the King of Prussia and the Russians are all agreed on the limitations to be set for a congress, if one took place; with regard to Denmark he thinks Bismarck will take advantage of the new King [Christian IX] as King Frederick VII has died prior to the settlement of the constitution relating to Schleswig-Holstein question; reports that notwithstanding the comments of Bismarck, the Prussians have claimed they can find nothing in their archives relating to the issue; states that both Rechberg and Werther have referred to the matter in strict confidence; notes that Lord Russell is furious with both Vienna and Berlin.

Informs him that he has attempted to discover what Karolyi has said to Bismarck on the subject of the reform of the Diet; his intelligence came from Rechberg who stated that Karolyi had told Bismarck that the 47th Article, which provided for the defence of states within the German Confederation, should be retained and that if Austria could not count on Prussia, she would seek a foreign alliance; states that Paget will get nowhere and that the 'storm would blow over' once the Emperor Napoléon discovers that he is alone on the issue of a congress [on Poland].
Termcivil disorder, Polish Rebellion 1863
European affairs, Schleswig-Holstein question
foreign relations, Schleswig-Holstein question

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6150Christian IX (1818-1906 ); King of Denmark; (succeeded 1863)1818-1906
NA6540Rechberg; Johann B. (1806-1899); Count; Austrian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister1806-1899
NA140Bismarck; Otto E.L. von (1815-1898); Prince; German statesman and Prussian minister-president1815-1898
NA6500Werther; Karl A.P. (1809-1894); Herr; diplomat1809-1894
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA6289Karolyi; Mihaly (1793-1875); Count; Austrian Envoy Berlin1793-1875
NA6246Paget; Augustus B. (1823-1896); Sir; diplomat1823-1896
NA6159Frederik VII (1808-1863 ); King of Denmark; ( succeeded 1848)1808-1863
NA6231Wilhelm I (1797-1888); German Emperor; ( King of Prussia from 1861 German Emperor from 1871)1797-1888
NA6057Bloomfield; John A.D. (1802-1879); 2nd Baron Bloomfield; diplomat1802-1879
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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