Austrian Despatches and Minutes of Council before and during the Crimean War

Scope and Content

Transcripts of Austrian despatches and minutes of council before and during the Crimean War, taken from originals in the Austrian State Archives and French Foreign Office, in typescript and various hands, 1849-1857, 236 folios: (fos 1-21) Count Buol to Emperor Francis Joseph and General Hess; (fos 22, 55, 63, and 75) protocols drawn up by the Vienna Conference, 1854; (fos 27-45, 72-74, and 81-98) Count Buol to Baron Hübner and Emperior Francis Joseph; (fos 102-110) Count Nesselrode, Baron Budberg, E. Drouyn de Bourqueney, Count Buol, General Hess, Count Waleski; (fo. 121) statement of Austrian Government; (fo. 125) Nesselrode to Prince Alexander Gortschakopff; (fos 137-149) London meeting, Count Valentin Esterhazy, Viscount de Redcliffe, Earl of Clarendon; (fos 150-158) notes, observations on Vienna Conferences, Count Prokesch-Osten; (fos 176-205) Emperor Francis Joseph, Count Buol, Baron Hübner, suggested clauses for insertion in the peace treaty; (fo. 208) Austrian answers to proposals made by Pope Pius IX; (fo. 210) Count Buol, Count V. Esterhazy, draft despatches.

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Acquisition Information

Presented by I.F.D. Morrow, 1928.

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