Document ReferenceBu 15/51
TitleLetter from 2nd Baron Bloomfield [J. Bloomfield], Vienna, Austria, to Sir A. Buchanan, Berlin, Prussia; 20 Jan 1864.
Date20 January 1864
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionReports that he has sent despatches directly to London and not via Berlin; states that there is nothing in them of great interest; Rechberg is uncertain which direction to take and the Chamber seems to disapprove of his policy on the Schleswig-Holstein question; asks for Bismarck's response to the demand for the maintenance of the Danish monarchy; Rechberg had not replied, having asked for time to consult with Berlin but it was evident he was not happy with the idea; discusses the Danish question, stating his opinion that war seems inevitable and that the Danes might even fight; agreed that Murray has acted without tact in writing to Beust; discusses the possibility of German unity; states that Rechberg is interested in the activities 'of the small Germans' and especially of the Duke of Coburg with Napoléon.
Termmilitary campaigns, Second Schleswig-Holstein War 1863-4

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
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
NA6035Murray; Charles A. (1806-1895); Sir; diplomat1806-1895
NA6571Beust; Friedrich F. von (1809-1886); Count; Austrian politician1809-1886
NA1901Napoléon III (1808-1873); Emperor of the French; president of 2nd French Republic 1850-52 emperor 1852-701808-1873
NA6492Ernst II (1818-1893); Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha1818-1893
NA6057Bloomfield; John A.D. (1802-1879); 2nd Baron Bloomfield; diplomat1802-1879
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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