Document ReferenceBu 45/122
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, San Ildefonso, Spain, to Lord John Russell [later 1st Earl Russell], Foreign Office, London; 3 Sep 1859.
Date3 September 1859
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports on a discussion he has had with Mr Collantes on the subject of the Spanish debt to France for the expenses of the army of occupation in 1823; Mr Collantes stated that on the outbreak of the present war he was concerned that the French would not use their claim against Spain as a pretext for occupying Spain's territory or influencing her independent action; Mr Collantes has therefore made arrangements for its payment; he [Buchanan] has heard that it is unlikely that the Spanish people will object to the payment, as anti-French feeling is strong and therefore they would not wish to be in debt to France.
Termpolitics, Spanish, foreign policy
military campaigns, Austrian War with France and Piedmont 1859
foreign policy, Spanish

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6255Collantes; Saturnino Calderón- (1799-1864); Señor; Spanish Foreign Minister 1853-631799-1864
NA1901Napoléon III (1808-1873); Emperor of the French; president of 2nd French Republic 1850-52 emperor 1852-701808-1873
NA6259Isabella II (1830-1904); Queen of Spain; ( reigned 1833-1868)1830-1904
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
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