Document ReferenceBu 15/5
TitleLetter from 2nd Baron Bloomfield [J. Bloomfield], Vienna, Austria, to Sir A. Buchanan; 21 Jan 1863.
Date21 January 1863
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionStates that he cannot predict the outcome of the vote due to take place at Frankfurt the following day; Rechberg is calm and prepared to take advantage of any mistake made by the Berlin Cabinet; discusses the differences between the German peoples; the southern Germans are different both politically and commercially from those in the north; Bismarck's views indicate that reform is possible; mentions the idea of a national parliament; Rechberg has been pleased with Lord John Russell's despatch; there are points on which Austria and Prussia could agree, but Austria will not accept an 'alternation of presidentship'.

Meriel has only had the political aspects of the commercial treaty confirmed; refers to a visit by the Queen [Victoria] to Vienna; looked forward to hearing about his relationship with the King [William I of Prussia]; mentions Lord Russell's role as mediator between Prussia and Austria; the Duke of Coburg had provisionally accepted the throne of Greece.
Termpolitics, Prussian
unification, Germany

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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
NA985Victoria (1819-1901); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland; Empress of India1819-1901
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA6231Wilhelm I (1797-1888); German Emperor; ( King of Prussia from 1861 German Emperor from 1871)1797-1888
NA6542George I (1845-1913); King of the Hellenes; succeeded 1863 2nd son of Christian IX of Denmark1845-1913
NA6057Bloomfield; John A.D. (1802-1879); 2nd Baron Bloomfield; diplomat1802-1879
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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