Document ReferenceBu 15/6
TitleLetter from 2nd Baron Bloomfield [J. Bloomfield], Vienna, Austria, to Sir A. Buchanan; 28 Jan 1863.
Date28 January 1863
Extent6 ff
Content DescriptionMentions the difficulty of dealing with messengers in Berlin; is due to attend a grand ball that evening; speculates that Bismarck has charged Werther with a difficult communication; gives his views on Bismarck's character and the progress of Prussia at Frankfurt; Austria is resisting pressure to 'retire from Germany'; is pleased to hear of his progress in Berlin and of his increased popularity; praises the ability of Mr Loftus in Berlin.

Continues at 1 am; has returned from the ball at the royal palace and both he and Lady Bloomfield have been impressed by the occasion and by the appearance and conduct of the Emperor and Empress; has discovered Werthern's communication with Rechberg [from Bismarck] has been about the Austrian press; is glad to give a State Dinner on the occasion of the marriage of the Prince of Wales [to Alexandra of Denmark] on behalf of the Queen; adds further details of the grand ball including the treatment of the Prussian ambassadors.
Termentertainments, balls
politics, Prussian

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA140Bismarck; Otto E.L. von (1815-1898); Prince; German statesman and Prussian minister-president1815-1898
NA6500Werther; Karl A.P. (1809-1894); Herr; diplomat1809-1894
NA6208Loftus; Augustus W.F.S. (1817-1904); Lord; diplomat1817-1904
NA6421Franz Joseph I (1830-1916); Emperor of Austria; ( succeeded 1848)1830-1916
NA6543Elisabeth (1837-1898); Empress of Austria; ( wife of Franz Joseph I)1837-1898
NA6139Bloomfield; Georgiana (1822-1905); Baroness; wife of 2nd Baron Bloomfield1822-1905
NA992Edward VII (1841-1910); King of Great Britain and Ireland1841-1910
NA985Victoria (1819-1901); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland; Empress of India1819-1901
NA6540Rechberg; Johann B. (1806-1899); Count; Austrian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister1806-1899
NA6505Alexandra (1844-1925); Queen Consort; (wife of Edward VII and daughter of King Christian IX of Denmark)1844-1925
NA6057Bloomfield; John A.D. (1802-1879); 2nd Baron Bloomfield; diplomat1802-1879
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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