Document ReferenceBu 19/76
TitleLetter from H. Hope-Crealock, Vienna, Austria, to Sir A. Buchanan; 29 June 1866.
Date29 June 1866
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionLetter headed 'Vienna ideas on Prussian campaign of 1866' in hand of Andrew Buchanan.

Comments that they both have the same knowledge of the war; informs him that the King of Saxony has begged for his land not to be occupied by Austrian troops; gives details of troop movements and numbers; remarks on the quality of the Italian infantry and cavalry; calculation of the numbers of casualties; states he is unsure of how long he is to remain in Austria; requests his luggage be forwarded from St Petersburg to the Austrian frontier to avoid it being 'touched' in Poland; comments that he saw Mrs Rashleigh before leaving London; informs him that Lumley has left for Prague to look for 'his king'[unspecified]; sends best wishes to Lady Buchanan and members of the legation.

Postscript states that he wishes the Buchanan's 'reigned' in Vienna as it would be 'very jolly'.

Bu 19/76/4; ink caricature entitled 'A minister in search of his King, or Lumley's arrival at Dresden' drawn by Hope-Crealock.
Termmilitary campaigns, Austro-Prussian War 1866
appointments, diplomatic, Dresden

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6742Rashleigh; William (-1871); Mr; brother in law of Lady Buchanan-1871
NA6233Buchanan; Georgiana E. (-1904); Lady Buchanan; née Stuart 2nd wife of Andrew Buchanan-1904
NA6736Johann I (1801-1876); King of Saxony; ( succeeded 1854)1801-1876
NA6253Savile; John (1818-1896); 1st Baron Savile; diplomat cr. baron 1888; eldest natural son of 8th Earl of Scarbrough1818-1896
NA6610Crealock; Henry Hope- (1831-1891); Colonel1831-1891
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
PL3437/Prague/Central Europe
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