Document ReferenceBu 42/17
TitleCopy letter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J. Harris], Foreign Office, London; 7 Nov 1858.
Date7 November 1858
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionGives details of his reasons for declining to accept post of Minister to United States; he has been suffering from a series of illnesses caused by 'incautious use of arsenic'; the climate in Madrid is suitable to his recovery; his nine children are dependant on him as are his parents who were ruined by the Western Bank of Scotland.
Termappointments, diplomatic, U.S.A.
banks and banking, Western Bank of Scotland
medical treatments, arsenic

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NA5992Buchanan; James (1776-1860); Mr; father of Andrew Buchanan1776-1860
NA6427Buchanan; Andrew A. (1850-1932); Mr; 4th son of Andrew Buchanan1850-1932
NA6426Buchanan; Edward (1844-1870); Mr; 2nd son of Andrew Buchanan1844-1870
NA6318Buchanan; Eric Alexander (1848-1928); 3rd Baronet; succeeded 19011848-1928
NA6483Buchanan; George W. (1854-1924); Sir; 5th son of Andrew Buchanan and diplomat1854-1924
NA6117Buchanan; James (1840-1901); 2nd Baronet; succeeded 1882 commander Royal Navy1840-1901
NA5993Buchanan; Janet (-1867); Lady; née Sinclair mother of Andrew Buchanan-1867
NA6998Fox; Maxwell (-1899); Captain; husband of Florence Buchanan-1899
NA7166Clark; Frances M. (-1908); Mrs; 2nd daughter of Andrew Buchanan-1908
NA7037Bonham; Louisa (-1923); Lady Bonham; née Buchanan daughter of Andrew-1923
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
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