Document ReferenceBu 45/101
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J. Harris], Foreign Office, London; 17 June 1859.
Date17 June 1859
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports that Marshall O'Donnell has stated that he intends that Spain should remain neutral in the Franco/Austrian War, and also that he hopes that the other great neutral powers will work together to localise the war and bring it to a speedy conclusion; if the area of War expands Spain would have to take steps to defend her interests if necessary; he [Buchanan] assured him that should the British Government abandon its current neutral policy it would not seek allies by coercion; he stated to Marshall O'Donnell that there is strong feeling in Britain in favour of an alliance with France; even if England were forced into a war with France, English and Spanish interests would be identical.
Termmilitary campaigns, Austrian War with France and Piedmont 1859

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6258O'Donnell; Leopoldo (1809-1867); Duke of Tetuan; general and politician1809-1867
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
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