Document ReferenceBu 15/9
TitleLetter from 2nd Baron Bloomfield [J. Bloomfield], Vienna, Austria, to Sir A. Buchanan; 18 Feb 1863.
Date18 February 1863
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionSends a copy of a despatch [not present] referring to a commission that he had been given [not specified]; the matter has been kept quiet in Vienna, but following his audience with the Emperor, he doubts that will continue to be the case; wonders how Lord Russell can have supported an [unnamed] Austrian Archduke as a candidate for the Greek throne; the Foreign Office is ignorant of the 'feelings and prejudices of foreigners'; this was especially true when it comes to matters of religion; Rechberg's views do not seem to have influenced Russell, who insists on pursuing the matter; the Greeks will probably prefer a republic and the Bavarian dynasty has very little chance; the Berlin Parliament seems certain to go ahead; Bismarck is a clever man and an absolutist.

Suggests that Russia will quell the Polish Rebellion and that Bismarck and Prussia will claim the success; is pleased to learn that Howard and Paget are to receive the KCB; does not envy him the journey to Aix La Chapelle [Aachen]; it is on such a journey that Lord Russell had told him he was to become Ambassador at Vienna; asks about Strachey and his wife.
Termforeigners, attitudes to
royalty, succession, Greek
appointments, diplomatic, Vienna
honours and decorations

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6480Stracey; Henry J. (1802-1885); 5th Baronet; M.P.1802-1885
NA6083Howard; Henry F. (1809-1898); Sir; British Diplomatic Service1809-1898
NA6246Paget; Augustus B. (1823-1896); Sir; diplomat1823-1896
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
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA6421Franz Joseph I (1830-1916); Emperor of Austria; ( succeeded 1848)1830-1916
NA6057Bloomfield; John A.D. (1802-1879); 2nd Baron Bloomfield; diplomat1802-1879
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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