Document ReferenceBu 44/25
TitleCopy despatch from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J. Harris], Foreign Office, London; 9 Mar 1859.
Date9 March 1859
Extent6 ff
Content DescriptionReports contents of a private letter from Drummond-Hay informing him that the Spanish prisoners were still being held by the Rifs; informs him instructions from the Sultan to Khateeb proved Moroccan good faith and he had asked Calderon Collantes to allow Morocco time to comply; comments on Don Juan Blanco's return to the area with warships; discusses Spanish ambitions to expand the amount of territory held around Melilla and Drummond-Hay's expectation that this would lead to war; discusses the safety of British subjects in Morocco and the question of Gibraltar.
Termnavies, Spanish
military campaigns, prisoners of war
Moroccan affairs, 'Moroccan Question'

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6256Khateeb; Said Mahommed (fl 1858-1861); Moorish ministerfl 1858-1861
NA6225Hay; John Hay Drummond- (1816-1893); Sir; diplomat1816-1893
NA6254Abd ar-Rahman (d 1859); Sultan of Morocco; ( succeeded 1822)d 1859
NA6255Collantes; Saturnino Calderón- (1799-1864); Señor; Spanish Foreign Minister 1853-631799-1864
NA6257Blanco; Juan (fl 1858-1861); Donfl 1858-1861
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
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