Document ReferenceBu 19/33
TitleLetter from Lord Augustus Loftus, Berlin, Prussia to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 23 Mar 1866.
Date23 March 1866
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses the Austro/Prussian crisis, stating that the only news was that Karolyi had been instructed to ask Bismarck if Prussia would abide to the Justice Convention and had been given an evasive answer; reports that he had been told that the Emperor Napoleon had told the Prussian envoy that he did not support the policy of the Prussian Cabinet; informs him that he had seen the King and warned him against the 'danger of disturbing the peace of Europe'; states that France, Russia and England should urge Austria and Prussia not to disturb the peace and to settle their differences at a conference.

Discusses the position of Bismarck in a peaceful Europe and compares it with that of Europe at war; informs him that the Queen of Württemberg had gone to St Petersburg to try and destroy the reputation of Bismarck; discusses how the German states would support either Prussia or Austria and hopes that the possibility of war would restrain the King of Prussia; comments on his busy social life in Berlin and refers to Bismarck's dance which went well.
Termentertainments, dances
military campaigns, Austro-Prussian War 1866

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6289Karolyi; Mihaly (1793-1875); Count; Austrian Envoy Berlin1793-1875
NA1901Napoléon III (1808-1873); Emperor of the French; president of 2nd French Republic 1850-52 emperor 1852-701808-1873
NA140Bismarck; Otto E.L. von (1815-1898); Prince; German statesman and Prussian minister-president1815-1898
NA6231Wilhelm I (1797-1888); German Emperor; ( King of Prussia from 1861 German Emperor from 1871)1797-1888
NA6721Olga (1822-1892 ); Queen of Württemberg; (wife of Karl I)1822-1892
NA6208Loftus; Augustus W.F.S. (1817-1904); Lord; diplomat1817-1904
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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