Document ReferenceBu 44/66
TitleCopy despatch from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to Lord John Russell [later 1st Earl Russell], Foreign Office, London; 26 Dec 1859.
Date26 December 1859
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports an account of an American who had visited Ceuta and who estimated the strength of the Spanish Army to be 35,000 men, including 1,000 cavalry; the numbers were being reduced by about 70 deaths a day from cholera and dysentery; reports the construction of a road towards Tetuan; the Spanish were convinced the Moors were commanded by Europeans and had complained about the role of England and Mr Drummond-Hay; there were also reports that batteries were being constructed by British officers in Tangier, although there was acceptance that the Governor of Gibraltar may have been in ignorance of this.
Termmedical conditions, cholera
medical conditions, dysentery
armies, Spanish
Moroccan affairs, 'Moroccan Question'

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6275Codrington; William J. (1804-1884); Sir; general Governor of Gibraltar 1859-18651804-1884
NA6225Hay; John Hay Drummond- (1816-1893); Sir; diplomat1816-1893
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
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