Document ReferenceBu 11/5
TitleLetter from Lord John Russell [later 1st Earl Russell], Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire, to Sir A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain; 1 Nov 1860.
Date1 November 1860
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports that he had received word from Paris that the Queen of Spain intended to dismiss O'Donnell and appoint Narv ez, on condition that he despatched an army to assist the Pope; hopes this is not the case; would like to keep on good terms with the Spanish; Mr Parkes had been to see him regarding bonds; asks him to speak to the Minister of Finance about this as he understands Spain has a surplus and feels debts should be settled; has spoken to Palmerston; the government is not as devoid of humanity as Lord Howden appears to be; Serrano has behaved well.
Termpolitics, Spanish
Italian affairs, 'Roman Question'

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6258O'Donnell; Leopoldo (1809-1867); Duke of Tetuan; general and politician1809-1867
NA6384Narv ez; Ramón M. (1799-1868); Duke of Valencia; general and politician1799-1868
NA6259Isabella II (1830-1904); Queen of Spain; ( reigned 1833-1868)1830-1904
NA6087Pius IX (1792-1878); Pope; Giovanni M.M. Ferretti Pope from 18461792-1878
NA6383Serrano y Dominguez; Francisco (1810-1885); Duke de la Torre; Spanish general and politician1810-1885
NA6097Caradoc; John H. (1799-1873); 2nd Baron Howden; diplomat; succeeded 18391799-1873
NA143Temple; Henry John (1784-1865); 3rd Viscount Palmerston; succ. 1802; statesman; Prime Minster 1855-1858 and 1859-18651784-1865
NA6385Parkes; Harry S. (1828-1885); Sir; diplomat1828-1885
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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