Document ReferenceBu 11/44
TitleLetter from J. Savile [later 1st Baron Savile], Barcelona, Spain, to A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain; 22 Mar 1859.
Date22 March 1859
Extent10 ff
Content DescriptionDescribes his journey from Madrid to Barcelona in some detail, including local customs and landmarks; had failed to find Goya's house; disliked the countryside of Aragon, preferring Catalonia; had seen some of Mr Clifford's photographs; had seen Baker and Pratt who were both expecting to have to lobby on behalf of Dr Roberts who had been practising medicine without a licence; Captain Fraser of the Life Guards delivered a letter from his brother Augustus who had been visiting galleries in Madrid with the Prince of Wales [Edward]; remarks that the Prince was not allowed to attend balls but had managed to 'amuse himself very well'; had liked Vice Consul [Charles] Barrie.

Had received letter from Sir Hamilton stating that the government is doomed; Lord John would be most likely to succeed Lord Derby; wonders if the 'pestilent Quaker' Bright would demand a place in the Cabinet; reports that it is said the Lord Cowley has rung many concessions from the Emperor of Austria; the German people back him against the French; a friend had sent him the enclosed account of Ball given by Lord and Lady Napier in Washington; states that Lady Napier was the object of scandal.
Termtravel, Spain
entertainments, balls
art, galleries
politics, British
social conduct, protocol

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6381Clifford; - (fl 1859-60); Mr; photographerfl 1859-60
NA6368Baker; Mark (fl 1859); Mr; British Consul Spainfl 1859
NA6419Pratt; - (fl 1859); Mrfl 1859
NA6374Roberts; - (fl 1859); Drfl 1859
NA6221Savile; Augustus W. (1828-1887); Mr; natural son of 8th Earl of Scarbrough previously Savile-Lumley1828-1887
NA992Edward VII (1841-1910); King of Great Britain and Ireland1841-1910
NA6263Barrie; Charles (fl 1858-1862); Mr; British Consul Spainfl 1858-1862
NA6420Fraser; - (fl 1859); Captain; Life Guardsfl 1859
NA923Bright; John (1811-1889); statesman and orator1811-1889
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA6073Stanley; Edward G. Smith- (1799-1869); 14th Earl of Derby; statesman1799-1869
NA6062Wellesley; Henry R.C. (1804-1884); 1st Earl Cowley1804-1884
NA6421Franz Joseph I (1830-1916); Emperor of Austria; ( succeeded 1848)1830-1916
NA6422Napier; Anne (1824-1911); Baroness Napier; née Lockwood wife of 10th Baron1824-1911
NA6390Napier; Francis (1819-1898); 10th Baron Napier; succeeded 1834 also Baron Ettrick from 1872 diplomat1819-1898
NA6253Savile; John (1818-1896); 1st Baron Savile; diplomat cr. baron 1888; eldest natural son of 8th Earl of Scarbrough1818-1896
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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