Document ReferenceBu 16/63
TitleLetter from H. Howard, Hanover, to Sir A. Buchanan, Berlin, Prussia; 1 Jan 1863.
Date1 January 1863
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionReports that Count Platen believes Austria and her allies would not push the question of the assembly of delegates to extremes; Platen believes the Hanoverian vote will be given; he also thinks that all German states should stand up to Bismarck's aggressive policies, which threaten their independence; during the Crown Prince of Prussia's visit to Vienna, Werther read the despatch from Bismarck to Rechberg; much of Bismarck's talk was taken as bravado, but his internal policy indicates that he will take external complications seriously; all German states should act with caution, as if the confederation was broken up, foreign (ie French) interference will occur; believes, with the exception of Beust, that there is not a single German Statesman who wishes to see a German Parliament established.

All other questions, including the French treaty are overshadowed by curiosity over Bismarck's next move; understands that he and Lady Buchanan have made an excellent impression in Berlin.
Termpolitics, Prussian
unification, Germany

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6157Platen; August G. von (fl 1863); Countfl 1863
NA6500Werther; Karl A.P. (1809-1894); Herr; diplomat1809-1894
NA140Bismarck; Otto E.L. von (1815-1898); Prince; German statesman and Prussian minister-president1815-1898
NA6216Friedrich III (1831-1888 ); German Emperor; ( succeeded 1888)1831-1888
NA6233Buchanan; Georgiana E. (-1904); Lady Buchanan; née Stuart 2nd wife of Andrew Buchanan-1904
NA6571Beust; Friedrich F. von (1809-1886); Count; Austrian politician1809-1886
NA6083Howard; Henry F. (1809-1898); Sir; British Diplomatic Service1809-1898
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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