Document ReferenceBu 25/65
TitleLetter from Lord Augustus Loftus, Berlin, Prussia, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 18 Feb 1870.
Date18 February 1870
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionAssures him that he read all of his despatches with interest; Ignatiev admitted that the fears of Gorchakov had been exaggerated and made worse by Beust who always appeared to be 'the scapegoat of Europe'; reports that he was giving a ball for the King and asks him to forward two boars heads which he hoped would be as good as those sent to Lord Clarendon; comments on the recent agitation in Bavaria and awaits the reaction of Paris, stating that Bismarck hoped the French would adopt a policy of non intervention to German internal affairs; reports that the King was much aged and that Bismarck was in good health and attending all the balls.
Termunification, Germany
entertainments, balls

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6704Ignatieff; Nikolai P. (1832-1908); Count; general and diplomat1832-1908
NA141Gorchakov; Alexander M. (1798-1883); Prince; Russian Foreign Minister1798-1883
NA6231Wilhelm I (1797-1888); German Emperor; ( King of Prussia from 1861 German Emperor from 1871)1797-1888
NA6571Beust; Friedrich F. von (1809-1886); Count; Austrian politician1809-1886
NA140Bismarck; Otto E.L. von (1815-1898); Prince; German statesman and Prussian minister-president1815-1898
NA6093Villiers; George W.F. (1800-1870); 4th Earl of Clarendon1800-1870
NA6208Loftus; Augustus W.F.S. (1817-1904); Lord; diplomat1817-1904
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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