Document ReferenceBu 19/40
TitleLetter from Lord Augustus Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 29 June 1866.
Date29 June 1866
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionInforms him that the 'race was on for Cologne' and if the southern German army took Cologne, communications would be badly affected; suggests that the best route for Lady Buchanan to take would be to travel by sea from Hamburg; discusses the progress of the war and the possibility of Prague falling to the Crown Prince; reports that the King of Hanover had capitulated together with his entire army and that the King and Bismarck were going to Reichenberg; comments on changes in domestic politics stating that Stanley was to be Foreign Secretary, Cranborne [later 3rd Marquess of Salisbury] Home Secretary and Disraeli was to go to the Colonial Office.
Termmilitary campaigns, Austro-Prussian War 1866

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6526George V (1819-1878); King of Hanover; reigned 1851-1866 also 2nd Duke of Cumberland1819-1878
NA6233Buchanan; Georgiana E. (-1904); Lady Buchanan; née Stuart 2nd wife of Andrew Buchanan-1904
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
NA144Stanley; Edward H. (1826-1893); 15th Earl of Derby; statesman1826-1893
NA314Disraeli; Benjamin (1804-1881); 1st Earl of Beaconsfield; statesman; created Earl of Beaconsfield 18761804-1881
NA6662Cecil; Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne- (1830-1903); 3rd Marquess of Salisbury; succ. 1868; Prime Minister 1885, 1886-921830-1903
NA6208Loftus; Augustus W.F.S. (1817-1904); Lord; diplomat1817-1904
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
PL3437/Prague/Central Europe
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