Document ReferenceBu 16/76
TitleLetter from Sir H. Howard, Hanover, to Sir A. Buchanan; 7 Jan 1864.
Date7 January 1864
Extent10 ff
Content DescriptionReports that he has received his note from a messenger who had missed his regular train; the messenger had taken a special parliamentary train and had not telegraphed his arrival from Cologne; was glad to know the views of the Prussian representative relative to the conference; relates the position of Hanover; following the death of Frederick VII, Platen had suggested a conference of the great powers; Platen now thought the 1852 treaty ought to be taken into consideration; comments that war would be the best solution for Germany as it would prevent internal revolution; Platen's position was difficult; 4 out of 7 ministers had not forgiven him for declaring Hanover's adherence to the Treaty of 1852; those Ministers favoured recognising the Prince of Augustenburg as a first step to him becoming King.

Platen denied having moved to the Bavarian camp; he did not know the position of W├╝rttemburg; Hanover should aim to prevent revolution at home; Lord Russell had stated that if the Diet did not insist upon Augustenburg having Holstein, that Austria and Prussia would send troops; Platen reports the King of Prussia had refused to allow the governments of Austria and Prussia to take the matter into their own hands; Bismarck had advocated the course referred to by Lord Russell, but the King refused; Wodehouse had telegraphed information to Russell that the Danes would use force to prevent the occupation of Schleswig; would like to know the reaction of Austria, France and Prussia; discusses the effect of the Danish change of ministry.
Termcommunications, messengers
military campaigns, Second Schleswig-Holstein War 1863-4

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6157Platen; August G. von (fl 1863); Countfl 1863
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA6231Wilhelm I (1797-1888); German Emperor; ( King of Prussia from 1861 German Emperor from 1871)1797-1888
NA6586Wodehouse; Henry (fl 1863-1868); Mr; British diplomatfl 1863-1868
NA140Bismarck; Otto E.L. von (1815-1898); Prince; German statesman and Prussian minister-president1815-1898
NA6159Frederik VII (1808-1863 ); King of Denmark; ( succeeded 1848)1808-1863
NA6146Christian August (1798-1869); Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg1798-1869
NA6565Friedrich VIII (1829-1880 ); Duke of Schleswig-Holstein; ( Duke Friedrich of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg)1829-1880
NA6083Howard; Henry F. (1809-1898); Sir; British Diplomatic Service1809-1898
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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