Document ReferenceBu 12/1
TitleLetter from J. Drummond-Hay, Tangier, Morocco, to Sir A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain; 8 Jan 1860.
Date8 January 1860
Extent14 ff
Content DescriptionStates that he has not written as accounts of the war appear in the press; these are exaggerated by Spain and Morocco; discusses Moorish troop numbers and movements between Tetuan and Tangier; agrees with Wellington's low opinion of Spanish troops; fighting will increase if O'Donnell reaches Tetuan; estimates cost of war to O'Donnell at 30,000 men and $30,000, unless England and France urged him to make peace with the Sultan; the Admiral informed him of Buchanan's remarks about [Calderon] Collantes opinion of the blockade; states that the blockade was ineffective; mentions accusations made against him [Drummond-Hay] by the Spanish and asks if Collantes and Blanco had any proof of false charges that he was assisting Morocco.
TermMoroccan affairs, 'Moroccan Question'
territorial disputes, Morocco
armies, Moorish
armies, Spanish

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6019Wellesley; Arthur (1769-1852); 1st Duke of Wellington1769-1852
NA6258O'Donnell; Leopoldo (1809-1867); Duke of Tetuan; general and politician1809-1867
NA6302Muhammad IV (d 1873); Sultan of Morocco; ( succeeded 1859)d 1873
NA6255Collantes; Saturnino Calderón- (1799-1864); Señor; Spanish Foreign Minister 1853-631799-1864
NA6257Blanco; Juan (fl 1858-1861); Donfl 1858-1861
NA6225Hay; John Hay Drummond- (1816-1893); Sir; diplomat1816-1893
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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