Document ReferenceBu 10/63
TitleLetter from J. Baker, Barcelona, Spain, to A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain; 27 May 1859.
Date27 May 1859
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWrites in addition to his official despatches; four French vessels had passed through the port in search of coal; Tuscan vessels had taken down the Tuscan flag and hoisted the colours of Italy; there had been celebrations and fireworks; the authorities expressed some doubt as to the legality of changing nationality; the locals had sympathy for the Italian cause; the customs officer at Barcelona had been attempting to keep vessels separate from their consuls to prevent fraud; this had reduced consular fees, as documents no longer required the consul's signature; has reported the loss of revenue to Lord Malmesbury but has received no reply; may send a more formal notification to Lord Malmesbury through him.
Termunification, Italy
maritime vessels, ships, Tuscan

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
NA6268Baker; James (fl 1859-60); Mr; diplomatfl 1859-60
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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