Document ReferenceBu 19/35
TitleLetter from Lord Augustus Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 20 Apr 1866.
Date20 April 1866
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionComments on the escape of the Russian Emperor from an assassination attempt; discusses the Prussian answer to a recent proposal, stating that it had been well received at Vienna and that he hoped there would be a 'mutual disarmament', although the question of the Duchies remained; informs him that Bismarck was in poor health and that he had seen a private doctor from Frankfurt; discusses the possibility of a German parliament and who should be head of state; reports that the Crown Princess [Victoria] had ordered a special train to Potsdam and had given birth to her baby shortly after arriving there; an English doctor and Lady Barrington had attended her afterwards; reports the arrival of Colonel Crealock from Warsaw.
Termassassinations, attempted, Alexander II
military campaigns, Austro-Prussian War 1866
unification, Germany

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA140Bismarck; Otto E.L. von (1815-1898); Prince; German statesman and Prussian minister-president1815-1898
NA6610Crealock; Henry Hope- (1831-1891); Colonel1831-1891
NA6217Victoria Adelaide Mary Louise (1840-1901); Empress of Germany; styled 'Princess Royal' until 1858; dau. of Queen Victoria; m. Frederick III Emperor of Germany 18581840-1901
NA6192Alexander II (1818-1881); Emperor of all the Russias; (succeeded 1855)1818-1881
NA6208Loftus; Augustus W.F.S. (1817-1904); Lord; diplomat1817-1904
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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