Document ReferenceBu 15/43
TitleLetter from 2nd Baron Bloomfield [J. Bloomfield], Vienna, Austria, to Sir A. Buchanan, Berlin, Prussia; 2 Dec 1863.
Date2 December 1863
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionReports that the affairs of Schleswig-Holstein are continuing to move quickly; regrets that Denmark does not accept Lord [Russell]'s proposal of 1862; states that Rechberg is frantic as he has failed to achieve the expected majority at Frankfurt due to Bavaria; believes that Gorchakov's idea is good and that Austria will accept it if Prussia does likewise; Rechberg is waiting to hear from Berlin; reports that the state of public opinion in Germany is giving him cause for alarm; states that 'we [the English] abused the French for making war for an idea and should like to know what the Germans now are about'; reports a rumour that Schweinitz has attempted to 'make the king go wrong' but that he had failed.
Termpublic opinion
politics, Prussian
military campaigns, Second Schleswig-Holstein War 1863-4

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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
NA141Gorchakov; Alexander M. (1798-1883); Prince; Russian Foreign Minister1798-1883
NA6231Wilhelm I (1797-1888); German Emperor; ( King of Prussia from 1861 German Emperor from 1871)1797-1888
NA6567Schweinitz; Hans von (1822-1901); General; Prussian diplomat1822-1901
NA6057Bloomfield; John A.D. (1802-1879); 2nd Baron Bloomfield; diplomat1802-1879
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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