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TitleLetter from 2nd Baron Bloomfield [J. Bloomfield], Vienna, Austria, to Sir A. Buchanan, Berlin, Prussia; 10 Feb 1864.
Date10 February 1864
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionComments that the Schleswig-Holstein situation meant that they would both be kept busy; discusses the current state of affairs; states that the English Government should be careful what was said on the subject if they were not prepared to go to war over the issue; does not feel that Austrian and Prussian declarations were unsatisfactory; comments on the possibility of the admission of the Duke of Augustenburg to the Frankfurt Diet; reports that the Emperor and the people of Austria were overjoyed at the retreat of the Danish army; states that Rechberg is being led by Bismarck on the Schleswig-Holstein issue; considered that the Danes had fought well and that the retreat to Alsen Island would be painful to the people of Copenhagen.
Termmilitary campaigns, Second Schleswig-Holstein War 1863-4

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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
NA6421Franz Joseph I (1830-1916); Emperor of Austria; ( succeeded 1848)1830-1916
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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