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TitleLetter from 2nd Baron Bloomfield [J. Bloomfield], Berlin, Prussia, to A. Buchanan, Copenhagen, Denmark; 2 Apr 1858.
Date2 April 1858
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionComments on his appointment to Madrid and life in Spain; the only other appointments he is certain of are Gordon to Hanover and Harris to Berne; discusses the way in which appointments were made without consultation with individual diplomats or foreign governments, citing the example of Loftus whose appointment to Vienna had not been satisfactory to the Austrian Government; states that in his opinion both Lord and Lady Augustus Loftus were unsuitable representatives for the court in Vienna; informs him that Julian Fane was to succeed Elliot in Vienna; comments on the weak position of the English Government, which he thought, may be defeated on the India and Finance Bills; speculates as to whether Palmerston or Russell would form the next Government.

Informs him that Manteuffel is in the country and there was no news on the Holstein question.
Termappointments, diplomatic, Vienna
appointments, diplomatic, Berne
appointments, diplomatic, Madrid
parliamentary business, bills, India Bill
parliamentary business, bills, Finance Bill
politics, British, domestic
territorial disputes, Schleswig-Holstein
appointments, diplomatic, Hanover

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6243Harris; Edward A.J. (1808-1888); Sir; diplomat1808-1888
NA6031Gordon; Robert (1791-1847); Sir; diplomat1791-1847
NA6205Manteuffel; Otto T.F. von (1805-1882); Baron; statesman retired 18581805-1882
NA6235Loftus; Emma M. (-1902); Lady; née Greville; Lady Augustus Loftus-1902
NA6208Loftus; Augustus W.F.S. (1817-1904); Lord; diplomat1817-1904
NA143Temple; Henry John (1784-1865); 3rd Viscount Palmerston; succ. 1802; statesman; Prime Minster 1855-1858 and 1859-18651784-1865
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA6100Elliot; Henry G. (1817-1907); Sir1817-1907
NA6244Fane; Julian H.C. (1827-1870); Mr; diplomat1827-1870
NA6057Bloomfield; John A.D. (1802-1879); 2nd Baron Bloomfield; diplomat1802-1879
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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