Document ReferenceBu 15/49
TitleLetter from 2nd Baron Bloomfield [J. Bloomfield], Vienna, Austria, to Sir A. Buchanan, Berlin, Prussia; 25 Jan 1864.
Date25 January 1864
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionReports that Lord Russell has ordered him to send a messenger to London to make clear what he had done with regard to Paget's despatches on the Danish question; Lord Russell appeared to be upset by Paget and asked him to send the messenger by way of Berlin; informs him that he may read the despatches, but not to delay the messenger; suggests that the Danish project had arrived too late; Rechberg is alarmed by the state of public opinion; states that Buchanan has had the best of his tussle with Bismarck, who 'humbugged a great deal'; states that England is moving closer to the French position; has heard rumours that Austria was recruiting 20,000 more troops, but that they were destined for Italy and not the north.
Termmilitary campaigns, Second Schleswig-Holstein War 1863-4
communications, messengers

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA6246Paget; Augustus B. (1823-1896); Sir; diplomat1823-1896
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
NA6057Bloomfield; John A.D. (1802-1879); 2nd Baron Bloomfield; diplomat1802-1879
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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