Document ReferenceBu 19/38
TitleLetter from Lord Augustus Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 21 May 1866.
Date21 May 1866
Extent6 ff
Content DescriptionIntroduces the bearer of the letter as the Bishop of Moray and Caithness and the brother of Admiral Eden; reports Prince Charles of Hohenzollern has entered the principalities and accepted sovereignty; states that he believed this was an intrigue of Bismarck's and a double edged sword which may turn against him; believes Prince Charles does not care about the crown but had been influenced by his father; informs him that Benedetti had still not received anything from Paris; discusses a possible solution the Italian question of Austria ceding Venetia to Italy; reports the ongoing preparations for war, the press was being censored and the opinion of the king was uncertain; news from Vienna proved Austria was preparing for war; comments that Bismarck had long intended to fight.
Termmilitary campaigns, Austro-Prussian War 1866

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6121Eden; Henry (1797-1888); Admiral1797-1888
NA6723Eden; Robert (1804-1886); Bishop of Moray Ross and Caithness1804-1886
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
NA6724Karl Anton (1811-1885); Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen; (ceded sovereign rights to King of Prussia 1849)1811-1885
NA6722Carol I (1839-1914 ); King of Roumania; (prince 1866; king 1881)1839-1914
NA6208Loftus; Augustus W.F.S. (1817-1904); Lord; diplomat1817-1904
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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