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TitleLetter from 2nd Baron Bloomfield [J. Bloomfield], Berlin, Prussia, to A. Buchanan, Copenhagen, Denmark; 26 Feb 1858.
Date26 February 1858
Extent3 ff
Content DescriptionComments on the unpopularity of Lord Palmerston and the 'unfortunate' appointment of Lord Clanricarde; states that Palmerston has been abused for his weakness in dealing with Louis Napoleon and that he was sorry at the departure of Lord Clarendon; speculates on the composition of the new government, which may be led by Lord Russell; discusses the effect the new government would have on the diplomatic service with relation to Lord Augustus Loftus and William Lowther; informs him that he had been unable to discover the intentions of the Prussian Government and Bismarck in relation to the Duchies [Schleswig-Holstein]; comments on the impact of the death of Drönberg.
Termterritorial disputes, Schleswig-Holstein
politics, British, domestic

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA143Temple; Henry John (1784-1865); 3rd Viscount Palmerston; succ. 1802; statesman; Prime Minster 1855-1858 and 1859-18651784-1865
NA6172De Burgh; Ulick J. (1802-1874); 1st Marquess of Clanricarde; 14th Earl cr. Marquess 18251802-1874
NA6239Lowther; William (1821-1912); Mr; diplomat and M.P.1821-1912
NA6208Loftus; Augustus W.F.S. (1817-1904); Lord; diplomat1817-1904
NA6093Villiers; George W.F. (1800-1870); 4th Earl of Clarendon1800-1870
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA1901Napoléon III (1808-1873); Emperor of the French; president of 2nd French Republic 1850-52 emperor 1852-701808-1873
NA140Bismarck; Otto E.L. von (1815-1898); Prince; German statesman and Prussian minister-president1815-1898
NA6240Drönberg; - (-1858); --1858
NA6057Bloomfield; John A.D. (1802-1879); 2nd Baron Bloomfield; diplomat1802-1879
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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