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Bloomfield, John Arthur Douglas, 1802-1879 (2nd Baron Bloomfield and diplomat)



John Arthur Douglas Bloomfield (1802-79), 2nd Baron Bloomfield and diplomat, was born on 12 November 1802, and educated privately; at the early age of sixteen he became an attaché to the embassy at Vienna. Throughout his life he remained in the diplomatic service, and his history consists of little more than a list of the places where he served his country. He was paid attaché at Lisbon, from October 1824; secretary of legation at Stuttgart, from December 1825, and at Stockholm, from September 1826; and secretary of embassy at St Petersburg, from June 1839. He served as envoy-extraordinary and minister-plenipotentiary to the court of St Petersburg from 3 April 1844, and then moved in the same capacity to Berlin, on 28 April 1851. He was made ambassador-extraordinary and -plenipotentiary to the emperor of Austria on 22 November 1860, but resigned on 28 October 1871, when he retired on a pension and was created Baron Bloomfield of Ciamhaltha in the UK peerage.

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John Arthur Douglas Bloomfield, 2nd Baron Bloomfield: Letter to 1st Lord Acton

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/112
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Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

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