Document ReferenceBu 25/55
TitleLetter from Lord Augustus Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 15 Sep 1870.
Date15 September 1870
Extent3 ff
Content DescriptionInforms him that he gained all his intelligence with regard to the Franco/Prussian War from the newspapers; states that the Emperor Napoleon received a great deal of attention and that he may regain power thanks to Bismarck who preferred him to the idea of a republic; reports that he was unsure as to the nature of the relationship between Austria and Russia; notes that Germany would hold the key to the balance of power in Central Europe for some time; reports that the feeling in Germany in favour of annexing Alsace Lorraine was very strong and that Bismarck and the King would find it hard to resist this pressure; states that he was sorry to have missed his son when he visited Berlin, explaining he was in Potsdam.
Termunification, Germany
press, Prussian

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA140Bismarck; Otto E.L. von (1815-1898); Prince; German statesman and Prussian minister-president1815-1898
NA1901Napoléon III (1808-1873); Emperor of the French; president of 2nd French Republic 1850-52 emperor 1852-701808-1873
NA6208Loftus; Augustus W.F.S. (1817-1904); Lord; diplomat1817-1904
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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