Document ReferenceBu 45/108
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Old Castile, Spain, to Lord John Russell [later 1st Earl Russell], Foreign Office, London; 20 July 1859.
Date20 July 1859
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionDiscusses the proposed visit from Count Cortina from Mexico to Britain, France and Spain, in order to solicit assistance for the establishment of a settled government in Mexico; Count Cortina is a Spanish subject and Queen Isabel has authorised his visit; he [Buchanan] believes that although the powers may desire an end to the anarchy prevalent in Mexico, the possibilities for action will be extremely limited; Collantes believes they might have some impact, and would be unlikely to meet with opposition from the United States; Collantes stated that Spain had no bias towards any political party in Mexico.
TermMexican affairs, 'Mexican Question'
politics, Mexican
foreign policy, American
politics, American, foreign policy

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6259Isabella II (1830-1904); Queen of Spain; ( reigned 1833-1868)1830-1904
NA6255Collantes; Saturnino Calderón- (1799-1864); Señor; Spanish Foreign Minister 1853-631799-1864
NA7486Cortina; - (fl 1859); Count; Mexican politicianfl 1859
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
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