British Documents on the Origins of the War, 1898-1914

List of Documents: Vol. XI - Items 1 - 299


Go to List of Documents, Items 300 - 677 and Appendices

June 28th-August 4th, 1914

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LIST OF DOCUMENTS

(l) The date given is the date of writing. In the case of communications to the Foreign Office, the date of receipt follows, where this is not the same as the date of writing. Where the communication is a telegram, it is marked (Tel.) in brackets. Where Minutes are attached to a communication, this is indicated by (Min.), placed in brackets after the subject.

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June 1914

Go to Documents Numbers 1 - 12


1: From Sir M. de Bunsen 19 June: Visits of German Emperor to Konopischt (Recd. 23 June) and of Russian to Constantza

2: From Mr. Akers-Douglas 22 June -- Press comments on above (Recd, 6 July)

3: Sir G. Buchanan to Sir A. Nicolson, 25 June -- Visit of Russian Emperor to Constantza, Private

4: To Sir E. Goschen, 24 June -- Conversation with Prince Lichnowsky

5: To Sir G. Buchanan, 25 June -- Conversation with Count Benckendorff

6: From Sir H. Rumbold, 2 July -- Visit of British Squadron to Kiel. (Recd. 6 July)

7: 3 July -- Enclosing report of Captain Henderson on visit to Kiel. (Recd. 6 July)

8: Sir G. Buchanan to Sir A. Nicolson, July. Enclosing report of Speech at Embassy dinner on 4 June. (Private)

9: From Consul Jones, (Telegram), 28 June -- Assassination of Archduke

10: From Sir M. de Bunsen, (Telegram)

11: (Telegram)

12: From Sir E. Goschen, (Telegram)

Go to Documents Numbers 13 - 22

13: From Consul Jones, 29 June (Telegram).

14: To Sir M. de Bunsen (Telegram)

15: To Count Mensdorff, Private.

16: From Count Mensdorff. Private. (Recd. 6 July)

17: From Consul Jones (Telegram) Anti-Servian demonstration.

18: From Sir M. de Bunsen (Telegram) Funeral of Archduke

19: Sir A. Nicolson to Sir G. Buchanan, 30 June -- Assassination of Archduke. Private.

20: From Consul Jones. (Telegram) Destruction of Serb property

21: From Sir M. de Bunsen, 29 June -- Assassination of Archduke, (Recd, 2 July).

22: From Sir H. Rumbold, 30 June -- Conversation with Herr Zimmermann, (Recd. 2 July)

July 1914

Go to Documents Numbers 23 - 34

23: From Consul Jones (Telegram) 2 July -- Proclamation of martial law.

24: From Sir H. Rumbold (Telegram) Funeral of Archduke.

25: From Consul Jones (Telegram) 3 July -- Arrest of accomplices in Assassination

26: From Sir H. Rumbold, 3 July -- Effect of Assassination in Germany, (Recd. 6 July)

27: From Mr. Crackanthorpe, 2 July -- Effect of Assassination in Servia, (Recd. 6 July)

28: From Sir M. de Bunsen, Effect of assassination in Austria

29: Sir M. de Bunsen to Sir A. Nicolson, 3 July -- Servian attitude to Assassination: problems of Albania (Private).

30: From Mr. Akers-Douglas, 30 June -- Effect of Assassination in Roumania (Recd. 6 July)

31: From Sir M. de Bunsen, (Telegram) 6 July -- Servian, responsibility

32: To Sir H Rumbold, Conversation with Prince Lichnowsky

33: Sir A. Nicolson to Sir M. de Bunsen, The Albanian question, &c., Private.

34: From Sir M. de Bunsen, 4 July -- Funeral of Archduke: encloses letter from Consul Jones (Recd. 7 July)

Go to Documents Numbers 35 - 50

35: From Mr. Crackanthorpe, (Telegram), 4 July -- Servian attitude to Assassination

36: Sir R. Rodd To Sir E. Grey. (Private) 7 July -- Effect of Assassination in Italy

37: From Sir M. de Bunsen (Telegram), 5 July -- Letters of Emperor Francis Joseph on the Assassination (Recd. 8 July)

38: To Sir F. Bertie, 8 July -- Conversation with M. Cambon

39: To Sir G. Buchanan, Conversation with Count Benckendorff

40: From Sir M. de Bunsen, 5 July -- Views of Russian, French, German and Italian Ambassadors at Vienna. (Min.) (Recd. 9 July)

41: To Sir H. Rumbold, 9 July -- Conversation with Prince Lichnowsky

42: From Lord Granville, 9 July -- Comments in French Press, (Recd. 10 July)

43: Sir H. Bax-Ironside to Sir A. Nicolson, 6 July -- Outlook in Balkans on. (Private.)

44: From Sir H. Rumbold, 11 July -- Situation in Germany (Recd. 13 July)

45: From Mr. Crackanthorpe, 10 July -- Attitude of Servian Press, (Recd. 13 July)

46: From Sir M. de Bunsen, 11 July -- Austrian attitude to Servia, (Recd. 15 July)

47: Communication from Servian Legation, Article in John Bull

48: From Mr. Crackanthorpe (Telegram), 11 July --
(a) death of M. de Hartwig. (Min);
(b)

49: Sir G. Buchanan to Sir A. Nicolson, 9 July, Meeting of M. Poincaré and M. Sazonof, (Private), Assassination of Archduke

50: From Sir M. de Bunsen (Telegram), 16 July -- Austrian attitude to Servia. (Min)

Go to Documents Numbers 51 - 66

51: Count Tisza's Speech in Hungarian Chamber

52: From Lord Granville, 16 July -- The Temps on Russian military strength, (Recd. 17 July)

53: From Mr. Crackanthorpe (Telegram), 17 July -- Servian attitude to Austria

54: From Lord Granville, 17 July -- Annual Congress of French Socialists, (Recd, 18 July)

55: From Sir M. de Bunsen(?) 13 July -- Austrian attitude to Servia, (Recd. 18 July)

56: Sir M. de Bunsen to Sir A. Nicolson, 17 July -- Private

57: From Mr. Crackanthorpe, 18 July. (Telegram)

58: From Sir M. de Bunsen (Telegram) Article in Westminster Gazette . (Min)

59: (Telegram) Views of Italian Ambassador

60: From Sir G. Buchanan (Telegram), Conversation with M. Sazonof

6l: From Mr. Crackanthorpe, 19 July -- Conversation with Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (M. Grouitch)

62: (Telegram) 13 July -- Death of M. de Hartwig, (Recd. 20 July)

63: From Sir H. Rumbold, 18 July -- Conversation with M. Jules Cambon, (Recd. 20 July)

64: From Sir M. de Bunsen, 15 July -- Enclosing five reports of Consul Jones upon Assassination of Archduke, (Recd. 20 July)

65: 16 July -- Statements by Count Tisza in Hungarian Chamber (Recd. 20 July)

66: From Lord Granville, (Telegram), 18 July -- Articles in Matin and Temps (Recd . 20 July)

Go to Documents Numbers 67 - 74

67: To Sir G. Buchanan (Telegram), 20 July -- Austrian demands to Servia

68: To Sir H. Rumbold, Conversation with Prince Lichnowsky on same subject

69: From Sir F. Bertie, 20 July -- Communication in Matin on military position of the Powers, (Recd. 21 July)

70: From Mr. Max Muller, 14 July -- Hungarian attitude to Assassination of Archduke and to Servia (Recd. 21 July)

71: From Sir M. de Bunsen (Telegram), 21 July -- Views of French, Italian and Russian Ambassadors at Vienna on possibility of sudden Austrian offensive. (Min)

72: To Sir F. Bertie, Conversation with M. Cambon on Austrian demands to Servia

73: From Sir H. Rumbold, 20 July -- Press statements on Austro-Servian relations (Recd. 22 July)

74: Sir R. Rodd to Sir E. Grey, 20 July -- Austrian demands to Servia, Private

Go to Documents Numbers 75 - 87

75: From Sir G. Buchanan (Telegram), 22 July -- Persian question

76: (Telegram), Austro-Servian relations and possibility of representations by France and England.

77: From Sir H. Rumbold (Telegram), 22 July -- Conversation with Herr von Jagow upon Austro-Servian relations. (Min)

78: From Sir R. Rodd (Telegram), Conversation with Marquis Di San Giuliano upon same subject

79: To Sir G. Buchanan, Conversation with Count Benckendorff on possibility of representations by Russia

80: From Mr. Crackanthorpe, (?) July -- Conversation with M. Grouitch on Servian (Recd. 23 July), attitude, and that of Austria and Germany. (Min)

81: From Mr. Max Muller, 16 July -- Hungarian attitude to Servia, (Recd. 23 July)

82: 17 July -- Debate in Hungarian Chamber: Speech (Rec. 23 July) by Count Tisza

83: From Sir M. de Bunsen (Telegram) 23 July -- Further debate

84: From Sir G. Buchanan, (Telegram) Representations at Vienna. (Min.)

85: From Mr. Max Muller (Telegram), Debate in Hungarian Chamber

86: To Sir M. de Bunsen, Conversation with Count Mensdorff on Austrian demands to Servia

87: Communication by Servian Minister Austrian demands to Servia

Go to Documents Numbers 88 - 101

88: From Sir M. de Bunsen, 21 July -- Article in Neue Freie Presse on Austrian demands to Servia (Recd. 4 July)

89: From Mr. Crackanthorpe, (Telegram) 23 July -- Austrian note to Servia

90: From Sir M. de Bunsen, (Telegram) Representations at Vienna

91: To Sir M. de Bunsen, (Telegram) 24 July -- Austrian note to Servia

92 From Mr. Crackanthorpe (Telegram)

93: From Sir M. de Bunsen, (Telegram) Austrian note to Servia: views of French Ambassador

94: From Mr. Crackanthorpe, (Telegram), Terms of Austrian note to Servia

95: From Sir H. Bax-Ironside, (Telegram), Austrian relations with Bulgaria

96: From Mr. Crackanthorpe, (Telegram), Servian appeal to Italy

97: From Sir M. de Bunsen, (Telegram), Representations of Powers: attitude of Turkey

98: To Sir F. Bertie, Conversation with M. Cambon on Austrian note to Servia

99: To Sir H. Rumbold, Conversation with Prince Lichnowsky on same subject. (Min.)

100: Communication by German Ambassador 24 July -- Austrian note to Servia. (Min.)

101: From Sir G. Buchanan (Telegram) 24 July -- Austrian note to Servia meeting with M. Sazonof and M. Paleologue, (Min.)

Go to Documents Numbers 102 - 114

102: To Mr. Crackanthorpe (Telegram) 24 July -- Advice as to Servian action

l03: From Sir H. Rumbold (Telegram) 24 July -- Conversation between M. Jules Cambon and Herr von Jagow. (Min.)

104: Communication by Austrian Ambassador 24 July -- Austrian note to Servia

105: To Sir G. Buchanan. (Telegram) 25 July -- Austrian note to Servia

106: From Mr. Max Muller. (Telegram) 24 July -- (Recd. 25 July): Attitude to note in Hungary

107: From Mr. Crackanthorpe (Telegram) 24 July -- Abandonment of Belgrade in event of war

108: From Sir G. Buchanan (Telegram) 25 July -- Enquiring as to instructions to Vienna (Min.)

109: From Sir G. Buchanan (Telegram) 25 July -- Russian attitude to Servo-Austrian conflict

110: From Sir M. de Bunsen. (Telegram) 25 July -- Austrian procedure relative to Servian reply

111: From Mr. Crackanthorpe. (Telegram) 25 July -- Question of advice to Servian Government

112: To Sir G. Buchanan. (Telegram) 25 July -- Prospect of Peace: importance of co-operation of Germany

113: From Sir R. Rodd. (Telegram) 25 July -- Conversation with Secretary - General (Signor Martino)

114: From Mr. Crackanthorpe. (Telegram) 25 July -- Servian reply to Austria

Go to Documents Numbers 115 - 130

115: To Prince Lichnowsky. 25 July -- Enclosing forecast of Servian reply

116: To Sir H. Rumbold 25 July -- Prospects of Peace

117: Communication by Russian Ambassador - 25 July -- Plea of M. Sazonof for extension of time limit to Servia

118: To Sir M. de Bunsen. (Telegram) 25 July -- Plea of M. Sazonof for extension of time limit to Servia

119: Communication by Servian Minister 25 July -- Servian reply to Austria

120: To Sir F. Bertie. (Telegram) 25 July -- Servian reply to Austria

121: From Sir F. Bertie. (Telegram) 25 July -- French advice to Servia

122: From Sir H. Rumbold (Telegram) 25 July -- Views of Herr von Jagow on extension of time-limit, attitude of Russia and character of Austrian note

123: From Sir F. Bertie (Telegram) 25 July -- Echo de Paris on German cognisance of Austrian note

124: From Sir M. de Bunsen (Telegram) 25 July -- Austrian preparations for war

125: From Sir G. Buchanan (Telegram) 25 July -- Conversation with M. Sazonof upon Servian position, Russian preparations, attitude of France and Great Britain; (extracts From Sir G. Buchanan's despatch of 3rd April)

126: From Mr. Max Muller (Telegram) 25 July -- Departure of Austrian Minister for Belgrade

127: From Sir F. Bertie (Telegram) 25 July -- Conversation with M. Bienvenu-Martin, Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs, France

128: From Sir H. Rumbold (Telegram) 25 July -- Views of Austrian Embassy on attitude of Great Britain

129: From Sir F. Bertie ... ..(Telegram) 25 July -- Conversation with M. Bienvenu-Martin on same subject

130: From Mr.Crackanthorpe (Telegram) 25 July -- Mobilisation in Servia

Go to Documents Numbers 131 - 145

131: From Mr. Crackanthorpe (Telegram) 25 July -- Departure of Austrian Minister: retirement to Nish

132: To Sir G. Buchanan 25 July -- Conversation with Count Benckendorff upon intervention of the Powers

133: To Sir R. Rodd 25 July -- Conversation with Italian Ambassador (Marquis Imperiali)

134: Sir F. Bertie to Sir E. Grey. Private 25 July -- Attitude of France

135: From Sir M. de Bunsen ....(Telegram) 25 July -- Expectation of war

136: From Sir M. de Bunsen (Telegram) 26 July -- Military dispositions in Austria

137: From Mr. Findlay (Tel) 26 July -- Movements of German fleet.

138: From Mr. Findlay (Telegram) 26 July -- Departure of Emperor for Kiel

139:
(a.) Sir A. Nicolson to Sir E. Grey 26 July -- Proposal for Conference of Ambassadors in London (Tel .)
(b.) To Resident Clerk, Foreign Office (Telegram) 26 July -- Grey approves

140: To Sir F. Bertie (Telegram) 26 July -- Proposal for Conference of Ambassadors in London

141: To Sir M. de Bunsen (Telegram) 26 July -- Proposal for Conference of Ambassadors in London

142: From Sir M. de Bunsen (Telegram) 26 July -- Military dispositions in Hungary

143: To Sir F. Bertie (Telegram) 26 July -- Joint action by Powers

144: Sir A. Nicolson to Sir E. Grey 26 July -- Prospects of Peace

145: From Prince Lichnowsky .... 26 July -- Question of Mobilisation in Russia and Germany

Go to Documents Numbers 146 - 160

146: Communication by Prince Lichnowsky 26 July -- Question of Mobilisation in Russia and Germany

147: From Sir H. Rumbold (Telegram) 26 July -- Attitude of Germany

148: From Sir R. Rodd (Telegram) 26 July -- Attitude of Italy .. ..

149: From Sir H. Rumbold (Telegram) 26 July -- German communication to Vienna. (Min.)

150: From Sir M. de Bunsen (Telegram) 26 July -- Conversation with German Ambassador to Vienna (Herr Tschirschky). (Min.)

151: From Mr. Beaumont (Telegram) 26 July -- Attitude of Turkey

152: From Mr Max Muller (Telegram) 26 July -- Mobilisation in Hungary

153: Sir G. Buchanan to Sir E. Grey. 26 July -- Responsibility for danger of war Private (Telegram)

154: From Sir R. Rodd. (Tel) 26 July -- Conference of Ambassadors

155: From Sir G. Buchanan (Telegram) 26 July -- Probability of Mobilisation in Russia 156: From Sir M. de Bunsen 19 July -- (Recd. 27 July) Conversation with Italian, Russian and French Ambassadors at Vienna upon Austrian Press

157: From Mr. Max Muller 23 July -- Debate in Hungarian Chamber (Recd. 27 July)

158: From Sir H. Rumbold 22 July -- Conversation with Herr von Jagow upon Austrian action. (Min.) (Recd. 27 July)

159: From Sir H. Rumbold 2 July -- Berlin Press Comments. (Min.) (Recd. 27 July)

160: From Sir H. Rumbold 2 July -- Conversation with M. Jules Cambon and Russian Chargé d'Affaires. (Min.) (Recd. 27 July)

Go to Documents Numbers 161 - 175

161: From Sir R. Rodd 22 July -- Conversation with Marquis Di San Giuliano on Italian and British attitudes (Recd. 27 July)

162: From Sir R. Rodd 23 July -- Attitude of Italy (Recd. 27 July)

163: From Sir R. Rodd 23 July -- Conversation with M. Rizoff on situation in Russia and attitude of Bulgaria (Recd. 27 July)

164: Sir G. Buchanan to Sir A. Nicolson. Private. 23 July -- Conversation with M. Sazonof on Persian question: Russian attitude in Austro-Servian relations: internal difficulties

165: From Sir M. de Bunsen (Telegram) 26 July -- Military movements in Austria

166: From Sir M. de Bunsen (Telegram) 26 July -- Mobilisation in Austria, views of French, Russian and Italian Ambassadors

167: From Consul-General Roberts (Telegram) 27 July -- Military movements in Servia.

168: From Mr. Findlay (Telegram) 27 July -- Movements of German fleet.

169: From Sir H. Lowther (Telegram) 27 July -- Cancellation of visit of French President to Copenhagen

170: From Sir G. Buchanan (Telegram) 27 July -- Conversation with M. Sazonof: mobilisation, (Min.)

171: Communication by Servian Minister 27 July -- Servian reply to Austria. (Min.)

172: Communication by Swiss Minister 27 July -- Prospects of Peace

173: Communication from French Embassy 27 July -- Mobilisation in Russia.

174: Communication from French Embassy 27 July -- Conversation between M. Bienvenu-Martin and Herr von Schoen (Min.)

175: From Sir M. de Bunsen (Telegram) 27 July -- Suggestion of Italian Ambassador to promote peace. (Min.)

Go to Documents Numbers 176 - 190

176: To Sir E. Goschen (Telegram) 27 July -- Conversation with Prince Lichnowsky as to mediation and counsels of moderation

177: To Sir G. Buchanan (Telegram) 27 July -- Attitude of Great Britain

178: From Consul Bosanquet (Telegram) 27 July -- Military and naval preparations

179: From Sir G. Buchanan (Telegram) 27 July -- Proposal for Conversation between Vienna and St. Petersburg. (Min.)

180: From Mr. Findlay (Telegram) 27 July -- Visit of French President to Norway

181: From Sir F. Villiers (Telegram) 27 July -- Military preparations in Belgium

182: From Mr Max Muller (Telegram) 27 July -- Release of Chief of Servian General Staff 183: From Sir F. Bertie (Telegram) 27 July -- Proposal for Conference of Ambassadors and joint representations.

184: From Sir F. Bertie, (Telegram) 27 July -- Conversation between Herr on Schoen and M. Bienvenu-Marin as to press communiqué. (Min.)

185: From Sir E. Goschen (Telegram) 27 July -- Proposal for Conference of Ambassadors and joint representations. (Min.)

186: From Sir F. Bertie (Telegram) 27 July -- Departure of M. Poincaré for Denmark

187: To Sir M. de Bunsen (Telegram) Mediation and counsels of moderation

188: To Sir M. de Bunsen (Telegram) 27 July -- Conversation with Count Mensdorff upon Servian reply and prospects of Russian action .

189: Communication by Italian Ambassador 27 July -- Proposal for Conference of Ambassadors and joint representations

190: Parliamentary Debates, House of Commons 27 July -- Statement by Sir E. Grey

Go to Documents Numbers 191 - 205

191: From Mr. Max Mueller 24 July -- Press Comments in Hungary. (Recd. 25 July)

192: Sir F. Bertie to Sir E. Grey. 27 July -- Possibility of French Counsels to Russia (Private) consultations of Ambassadors in London.

193: From Sir F, Bertie 27 July -- Press communiqué and press comments on German attitude (Min.) (Recd. 28 July)

194: From Sir F, Bertie 27 July -- Enclosing Memorandum from M. Bienvenu-Martin on measures to prevent war (Recd. 28 July)

195: From Mr. Chilton 27 July -- Attitude in Holland (Recd. 28 July)

196: From Sir G. Buchanan 20 July -- Press comments on Austro Servian crisis, enclosing press communiqué (Recd 28 July)

197: From Mr. Crackanthorpe (Telegram) 28 July -- Damage to Servian vessel .

198: From Sir G. Buchanan (Telegram) 27 July -- Conversation with M. Sazonof upon exchange of views with Austria, and Conference of Ambassadors. (Recd. 28 July)

199: From Sir M. de Bunsen (Telegram) 27 July -- Conversation between Russian Ambassador (Schebenko) and Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Baron Macchio) (Recd. 28 July) (Min )

200: From Sir M. de Bunsen (Telegram) 27 July -- Mobilisation in Austria

201: From Mr. Beaumont (Telegram) 27 July -- Departure of Grand Vizier for Brussels

202: From Sir R. Rodd (Telegram) 27 July -- Conversation with Minister for Foreign Affairs

203: To Sir G. Buchanan (Telegram) 28 July -- Exchange of views between Russia and Austria

204: To Sir F. Bertie (Telegram) 28 July -- Press communiqué

205: From Sir R. Rodd . (Telegram) 28 July -- Communication to Marquis Di San Giuliano

Go to Documents Numbers 206 - 220

206: Communication by Russian Ambassador. 28 July -- Views of M. Sazonof upon Conference of Ambassadors and Russo-Austrian conversations

207: Communication by Russian Ambassador. 28 July -- Conversation between M. Sazonof and Count Szàpàry, upon Austrian note to Servia. (Min.)

208: Russian Ambassador to Sir A. Nicholson. 28 July -- Enclosing telegrams from M. Sazonof. (Min.)

209: Sir A. Nicolson to Sir E. Grey 28 July -- Communications from M. Sazonof

210: Russian Ambassador to Sir A. Nicholson 28 July -- Enclosing further telegrams from M. Sazonof.

211: Communication from French Embassy 27 July -- Conference of Ambassadors and joint representation

212: Communication by Russian Ambassador 28 July -- Communication of Austrian Ambassador at Paris (Count Szecsen) relative to Austrian action

213: From Mr. Chilton (Telegram) 28 July -- Preparations for mobilisation in Holland

214: From Consul-General Sinclair 28 July -- Reported mobilisation in Montenegro

215: From Sir E. Goschen. Conversation, 28 July -- Conference of Ambassadors and joint representation. (Min.)

216: From Sir F. Bertie. Conversation, 28 July -- Conversation between Lord Granville and M. Ivolsky on attitudes of Great Britain and Russia

217: From Sir E. Goschen (Telegram) 28 July -- Movement of German torpedo-boats

218: To Sir E. Goschen (Telegram) 28 July -- Conference of Ambassadors and Russo- Austrian conversations

219: To Sir G. Buchanan (Telegram) 28 July -- Conference of Ambassadors and Russo-Austrian conversations.

220: To Sir F. Bertie. (Telegram) 28 July -- Conference of Ambassadors and Russo-Austrian conversations.

Go to Documents Numbers 221 - 235

221: From Mr. Crackanthorpe (Telegram) 28 July -- Servian plans. (Min.)

222: From Mr. Erskine. (Telegram) 28 July -- Movements of M. Venizelos

223: To Sir E. Goschen (Telegram) 28 July -- Joint mediation of Powers

224: From Mr. Erskine (Telegram) 28 July -- Attitude of Greece

225: From Mr. Crackanthorpe. (Telegram) 28 July -- Declaration of War by Austria

226: From Sir M. de Bunsen (Telegram) 28 July -- Declaration of War by Austria

227: Conversation. 28 July -- Conversation with Count Berchtold on same subject

228: From Consul Bosanquet. (Telegram) 28 July -- Signs of war at Riga

229: From Sir F. Bertie. (Telegram) 28 July -- Conversation with M. Bienvenu-Marin

230: From Sir M. de Bunsen (Telegram) 28 July -- Conversation with Count Berchtold on conversations between the four Powers and prospects of war

231: From Sir R. Rodd (Telegram) 28 July -- Communication from Marquis Di San Giuliano on possibility of Servian acceptance of Austrian note

232: From Sir F. Bertie (Telegram) 28 July -- Attitude of Great Britain: question of Servian independence

233: From Mr. Crackanthorpe, Conversation. 28 July -- Declaration of War by Austria

234: From Sir G. Buchanan, Conversation 28 July -- Movement of troops in Russia

235: From Sir G. Buchanan (Telegram) 28 July -- Mediation of Powers and mobilisation in Russia

Go to Documents Numbers 236 - 250

236: From Prince Lichnowsky (?) 28 July -- Counsels of moderation at Vienna

237: Sir E. Grey to M. Cambon. (Private) 28 July -- Austro-Russian conversation. at St. Petersburg

238: To Sir F. Bertie. 28 July -- Conversation with M. Cambon on attitude of Great Britain

239: Sir A. Nicolson to Sir G. Buchanan. (Private) 28 July -- Proposals of M. Sazonof: German interpretation of " co-operation ": attitude of Great Britain

240: Parliamentary Debates. 28 July -- Statement by Prime Minister

241: From Sir M. de Bunsen 26 July -- Enclosing despatch from Consul Jones (Recd. 29 July) upon plot to assassinate Archduke

242: From Mr. Max Muller 26 July -- Debates in Hungarian Chamber

243: From Sir F. Villiers. 28 July -- Preparations in Belgium for defence of neutrality

244: Sir F. Bertie to Sir E. Grey. (Private) 28 July -- Conversation with M. Bienvenu-Martin as to prospects of peace

245: From Sir R. Rodd 26 July -- Press comments (Recd. 29 July)

246: To Sir R. Rodd (Telegram) 29 July -- Mediation of Powers.

247: From Sir G. Buchanan 28 July -- Conversation with M. Sazonof as to attitude of Russia: with Austrian and German Ambassadors. (Min.) (Recd. 29 July)

248: From Sir M. de Bunsen, Conversation 28 July -- Russo-Austrian conversations and conference of Powers

249: From Sir E. Goschen. (Telegram) 28 July -- Conversation with Herr von Bethmann- Hollweg on same subject. (Min.)

250: From Sir M. de Bunsen. Conversation 28 July -- Declaration of War on Servia. (Min.)

Go to Documents Numbers 251 - 270

251: From Sir M. de Bunsen. Conversation 28 July -- (Telegram) Mobilisation in Austria

252: From Sir R. Rodd (Telegram) 28 July -- German attitude to conference of Powers. (Min.) 253: From Sir M. de Bunsen (Telegram) 28 July -- Mobilisation of Fleet in Austria

254: From Mr. Findlay (Telegram) 29 July -- Departure of German warship

255: From Count de Salis (Telegram) 28 July -- Attitude of Montenegro (Min.) (Recd- 29 July)

256: From Mr. Crackanthorpe (Telegram) 29 July -- Danger to Belgrade

257: From Mr. Chilton (Telegram) 29 July -- Military preparations in Holland

258: Count Benckendorff to Sir A. Nicolson. 29 July -- Enclosing telegrams from M. Sazonof upon mobilisation and Russo-Austrian conversation

259: Mr. W. H. Page to Sir E. Grey. 29 July -- Enclosing telegram from Secretary of State as to good offices of United States

260: From Consul - General Roberts, Conversation. 29 July -- Military preparations in Russia
261: From Sir E. Goschen (Telegram) 29 July -- Movement of German cruiser

262: From Sir M. de Bunsen (Telegram) 29 July -- Austrian fleet at Catarro.

263: To Sir E. Goschen (Telegram) 29 July -- Conversation with Prince Lichnowsky as to mediation between Austria and Russia

264: From Sir E. Goschen (Telegram) 29 July -- Conversation with Herr von Bethmann Hollweg as to attitude of Austria towards proposed discussions. (Min.)

265: From Sir M. de Bunsen (Telegram) 29 July -- Views of French and Italian Ambassadors as to certainty of war

266: To Sir E. Goschen. Conversation. 29 July -- Austrian attitude to proposed discussions

267: From Sir P. Bax-Ironside 29 July -- Bulgaria

268: From Sir R. Rodd (Telegram) 29 July -- Views of Marquis di San Giuliano on present position

269: From Mr. Crackanthorpe, Conversation 29 July -- Danger to Belgrade

270: From Sir F. Bertie (Telegram) 29 July -- Public opinion in France

Go to Documents Numbers 271 - 285

271 From Sir G. Buchanan (Telegram) 29 July -- Attitude of Roumania: military preparations in Russia

272: From Sir R. Rodd (Telegram) 29 July -- Military preparations in Italy

273: To Mr. Crackanthorpe, Conversation 29 July -- Danger to Belgrade

274: From Mr. Crackanthorpe, Conversation 29 July -- Danger to Belgrade

275: From Mr. Crackanthorpe, (Telegram) 29 July -- Sir E. Grey's statement in Commons on 27 July

276: From Sir G. Buchanan (Telegram) 29 July -- Mobilisation in Russia: Russo-Austrian conversations; conference of Powers German counsels to Vienna

277: From Mr. Beaumont (Telegram) 29 July -- Austrian designs in Balkans. (Min.)

278: To Mr. Crackanthorpe (Telegram) 29 July -- Cyphers and papers at Belgrade

279: From Consul Bosanquet 29 July -- Signs of war at Riga.

280: From Sir G. Buchanan, Conversation 29 July -- Signs of war at Sebastopol

281: From Sir E. Goschen (Telegram) 29 July -- Conversation with Herr von Jagow as to prospects of peace

282: To Sir M. de Bunsen 29 July -- Conversation with Count Mensdorff as to relations between Austria and Servia

283: To Sir F. Bertie 29 July -- Conversation with M. Cambon as to attitude of Great Britain

284: To Sir E. Goschen, 29 July -- Conversation with Prince Lichnowsky as to present position

285: To Sir E. Goschen, 29 July -- Conversation with Prince Lichnowsky as to possibility of mediation

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286: To Sir E. Goschen, 29 July -- Conversation with Prince Lichnowsky as to attitude of Great Britain

287: To Sir R Rodd Conversation with Italian Ambassador as to possibility of mediation

288: Parliamentary Debates 29 July -- Statement by Prime Minister

289: From Sir G. Buchanan 27 July -- Public opinion in Russia. (Recd. 30 July)

290: From Sir M. de Bunsen (Telegram) 29 July -- Military report. (Recd. 30 July)

291: From Mr. Crackanthorpe (Telegram) 30 July -- (a.) Danger to Belgrade

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292: From Count de Salis (Telegram) 29 July -- Mobilisation in Montenegro. (Recd. 30 July)

293: From Sir E. Goschen (Telegram) 29 July -- Conversation with Herr von Bethmann, Hollweg as to attitude of Great Britain. (Min.)

294: Communication from French Embassy. 30 July -- Russian mobilisation: attitude of France

295: From Sir M. de Bunsen (Telegram) 29 July -- Russian attitude: prospects of mediation. (Recd. 30 July)

296: From Consul-General Roberts. 30 July -- Mobilisation in South-West Russia. Conversation.

297: From Mr. Chilton (Telegram) 30 July -- Signs of war in Netherlands

298: From Consul-General Hearn (Telegram) 30 July --

(a.) Naval preparations at Bremerhaven. (Min.)
(b.) Activities at Emden

299: Count Benckendorff to Sir A. Nicolson 30 July -- Enclosing telegrams from M. Sazonof upon Austro-Russian conversations and German counsels of moderation

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