Document ReferenceBu 19/37
TitleLetter from Lord Augustus Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 11 May 1866.
Date11 May 1866
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionInforms him that things were gradually drifting into war; states that Austria would occupy Saxony and that the whole Prussian army was mobilized; states that the whole of Europe was in an alarming state and war was not popular in Berlin but Bismarck had showed courage and his prestige had increased with the people and the King; informs him that Benedetti had received nothing from Paris and that he also regarded war as inevitable.
Termmilitary campaigns, Austro-Prussian War 1866

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6717Benedetti; Vincent (1817-1900); Count; French diplomat1817-1900
NA6231Wilhelm I (1797-1888); German Emperor; ( King of Prussia from 1861 German Emperor from 1871)1797-1888
NA140Bismarck; Otto E.L. von (1815-1898); Prince; German statesman and Prussian minister-president1815-1898
NA6208Loftus; Augustus W.F.S. (1817-1904); Lord; diplomat1817-1904
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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