Document ReferenceBu 49/36
TitleCopy letter from Sir A. Buchanan, Berlin, Prussia, to 1st Earl Russell [J. Russell]; 7 Mar 1863.
Date7 March 1863
Content DescriptionApologises for not mentioning His Lordship's suggestion regarding custom houses to Bismarck; his interview with Bismarck was short; he received an explanation of French influence over the King in the Austrian question; inconsistencies could possibly allow the King to be swayed against the policy of Count Bernsdorff and M. de Schleiuity; a peaceful understanding with Austria could be reached; Baron Mauteuffel has consented to take office once the King accepts Bismarck's resignation; he called on M de Thile who congratulated him on the accuracy of his despatch regarding the Convention; the only doubt was over Bismarck's observations of Count Bernstorff; denial of Gorchakov's assertion that the Convention came from Berlin; France was spoken of with bitterness.

The King [of Prussia] is glad of good relations with England; comments on possibility of Russian evacuation of Poland and the possible transference of Poland to Prussia; discusses the make up of the Polish population; Bismarck had requested his opinions be viewed as confidential
Termcivil disorder, Polish Rebellion 1863
politics, Prussian, foreign policy
foreign policy, Prussian
politics, Prussian, domestic

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
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
NA6199Bernstorff; Albrecht (1809-1873); Count1809-1873
NA141Gorchakov; Alexander M. (1798-1883); Prince; Russian Foreign Minister1798-1883
NA6653Thile; Karl H. von. (1812-1889); Herr; Prussian diplomat1812-1889
NA6572Manteuffel; Edwin H.K.F. von (1809-1885); General; Prussian soldier1809-1885
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
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