Document ReferenceBu 15/8
TitleLetter from 2nd Baron Bloomfield [J. Bloomfield], Vienna, Austria to Sir A. Buchanan; 11 Feb 1863.
Date11 February 1863
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionComments that people in Vienna seem to accept that Bismarck will gain the upper hand; comments on the German character, stating that he expects them to do the opposite of what was originally intended; Bernstorff had taken the opportunity of speaking to the Queen whilst at Osborne on the subject of Schleswig-Holstein; Lord Russell and the Cabinet are at one on the issue; Oxholm, who has accompanied Princess Alexandra to Britain, has reported this at Copenhagen; encloses a letter [not present] from Henry Elliot which referred to the Duke of Coburg's candidature for the throne of Greece and discusses the issue; mentions the Prussian show of force to the Polish uprising, and the public reaction.

PS Refers to his despatch and the nature of the relationship between Russia and Turkey, Prussia and Turkey and the balance of power in the East; recommends the character of Werther who has been recalled from Turkey.
Termcivil disorder, Polish Rebellion 1863
politics, British
military 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
NA6199Bernstorff; Albrecht (1809-1873); Count1809-1873
NA985Victoria (1819-1901); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland; Empress of India1819-1901
NA6505Alexandra (1844-1925); Queen Consort; (wife of Edward VII and daughter of King Christian IX of Denmark)1844-1925
NA6100Elliot; Henry G. (1817-1907); Sir1817-1907
NA6542George I (1845-1913); King of the Hellenes; succeeded 1863 2nd son of Christian IX of Denmark1845-1913
NA6151Oxholm; - (fl 1854-1863); Generalfl 1854-1863
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA6500Werther; Karl A.P. (1809-1894); Herr; diplomat1809-1894
NA6057Bloomfield; John A.D. (1802-1879); 2nd Baron Bloomfield; diplomat1802-1879
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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