Document ReferenceBu 15/58
TitleLetter from 2nd Baron Bloomfield [J. Bloomfield], Vienna, Austria, to Sir A. Buchanan, Berlin, Prussia; 2 Mar 1864.
Date2 March 1864
Extent6 ff
Content DescriptionInforms him that the possibility of a conference [on the Schleswig-Holstein dispute] had failed due to the impossible position of the King of Denmark; states that he had offered the government his comments on the latest Blue Book, especially with regard to the favourable coverage of Bismarck's position; agrees that Denmark has mentally conceded the loss of Schleswig; comments on the attitude of Queen Victoria to European affairs and upon her health; expects to see General Manteuffel before he leaves Vienna and believed he was attempting to secure a common policy against any revolutionary movements; comments upon Austrian public opinion to the Schleswig dispute; reports on the health of Mrs Stachey and Julian Fane.

Discusses domestic politics with reference to the position of Lord Palmerston; asks if he had heard that Bernstorff wished the forthcoming conference to be in Brussels rather than London and that he disapproves of his government' policy in supporting the claim of Augustenburg [to Schleswig-Holstein].
Termmilitary campaigns, Second Schleswig-Holstein War 1863-4

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6150Christian IX (1818-1906 ); King of Denmark; (succeeded 1863)1818-1906
NA6572Manteuffel; Edwin H.K.F. von (1809-1885); General; Prussian soldier1809-1885
NA140Bismarck; Otto E.L. von (1815-1898); Prince; German statesman and Prussian minister-president1815-1898
NA6244Fane; Julian H.C. (1827-1870); Mr; diplomat1827-1870
NA6199Bernstorff; Albrecht (1809-1873); Count1809-1873
NA6565Friedrich VIII (1829-1880 ); Duke of Schleswig-Holstein; ( Duke Friedrich of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg)1829-1880
NA143Temple; Henry John (1784-1865); 3rd Viscount Palmerston; succ. 1802; statesman; Prime Minster 1855-1858 and 1859-18651784-1865
NA985Victoria (1819-1901); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland; Empress of India1819-1901
NA6573Strachey; Charlotte (fl 1864); Lady Stracheyfl 1864
NA6057Bloomfield; John A.D. (1802-1879); 2nd Baron Bloomfield; diplomat1802-1879
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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