Document ReferenceBu 15/54
TitleLetter from 2nd Baron Bloomfield [J. Bloomfield], Vienna, Austria, to Sir A. Buchanan, Berlin, Prussia; 3 Feb 1864.
Date3 February 1864
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionThanks him for writing at 3am, but the current situation requires information to be reported as quickly as possible; fears a European war would grow out of the Schleswig-Holstein situation unless there are immediate negotiations; states that the Germans would demand more than the Danes would be prepared to give; the Government in Austria seemed prepared to respect the Treaty of London and to keep out [the Duke of] Augustenburg, but he was not sure if Prussia would do the same; the English Parliament would have to tackle the issue; states his belief that the Blue Book on Schleswig-Holstein would contain damaging material and that England no longer commanded the respect she used to; Lady Bloomfield had written stating that she had seen Lord Russell and hoped to return to Vienna soon; comments on the strong character of Bismarck, stating that that is the key to strong government.
Termtreaties, Treaty of London 1852
politics, British, Blue Books
military campaigns, Second Schleswig-Holstein War 1863-4
foreign policy, British

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6139Bloomfield; Georgiana (1822-1905); Baroness; wife of 2nd Baron Bloomfield1822-1905
NA140Bismarck; Otto E.L. von (1815-1898); Prince; German statesman and Prussian minister-president1815-1898
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA6565Friedrich VIII (1829-1880 ); Duke of Schleswig-Holstein; ( Duke Friedrich of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg)1829-1880
NA6057Bloomfield; John A.D. (1802-1879); 2nd Baron Bloomfield; diplomat1802-1879
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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