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TitleLetter from Lord Augustus Loftus, Berlin, Prussia to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 13 July 1866.
Date13 July 1866
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionCongratulates him on his G.C.B.; comments on the success of the Prussian armed forces, stating that an armistice would be delayed until they were in possession of Frankfurt, referring to 'Rothschild and the other Jews'; reports that Benedetti had left Berlin and that Barral had also departed; comments on Prussian reaction to their victory and reports in the press which were demanding the annexation of Saxony, Hanover and Hesse-Cassal; states that he did not think the King would go so far or that he would oust the King of Hanover; informs him that the Austrians will make a final stand and comments on the effect of the war on Italy, stating that the French fleet had been ordered to Venice; expresses his wish that the war would terminate without England and France having to intervene.

States that he had to rely upon the papers for information; negotiations were taking place between the King and Emperor and he believed Werther knew nothing; comments on Benedetti's attempt to hold the King of Prussia's march on Venice and reaction of Napoleon; states that Bismarck intended victory in war to secure the unification of Germany under the Prussian banner; informs him of Cowley's resignation and expresses sadness at the death of Lansdowne.
Termhonours and decorations, GCB
unification, Germany
military campaigns, Austro-Prussian War 1866

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6717Benedetti; Vincent (1817-1900); Count; French diplomat1817-1900
NA6500Werther; Karl A.P. (1809-1894); Herr; diplomat1809-1894
NA6231Wilhelm I (1797-1888); German Emperor; ( King of Prussia from 1861 German Emperor from 1871)1797-1888
NA6526George V (1819-1878); King of Hanover; reigned 1851-1866 also 2nd Duke of Cumberland1819-1878
NA140Bismarck; Otto E.L. von (1815-1898); Prince; German statesman and Prussian minister-president1815-1898
NA6421Franz Joseph I (1830-1916); Emperor of Austria; ( succeeded 1848)1830-1916
NA1901Napoléon III (1808-1873); Emperor of the French; president of 2nd French Republic 1850-52 emperor 1852-701808-1873
NA6062Wellesley; Henry R.C. (1804-1884); 1st Earl Cowley1804-1884
NA6114Fitzmaurice; Henry Petty- (1816-1866); 4th Marquess of Lansdowne; M.P. styled Earl of Shelburne 1836-18631816-1866
NA6208Loftus; Augustus W.F.S. (1817-1904); Lord; diplomat1817-1904
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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