Document ReferenceBu 45/150
TitleLetter from Sir A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to Lord John Russell [later 1st Earl Russell], Foreign Office, London; 1 Apr 1860.
Date1 April 1860
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses the recent interference of the civil authorities in the activities of the British Protestant Congregation at Bilbao; the Minister of Grace and Justice has said that the Congregation had been infringing the law, and therefore had to be warned, but the Spanish Government had no wish to interfere in their private practices; Mr Negreti then said that the Spanish Government would do everything possible to improve their position and introduce greater religious toleration, on the condition that the Protestants worshipped discreetly; comments on the fanatical Catholicism of the Queen.
Termreligions, Protestant
religions, Roman Catholic
religious affairs, toleration

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA7450Negreti; - (fl 1858); Señor; Spanish statesmanfl 1858
NA6259Isabella II (1830-1904); Queen of Spain; ( reigned 1833-1868)1830-1904
NA6255Collantes; Saturnino Calderón- (1799-1864); Señor; Spanish Foreign Minister 1853-631799-1864
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
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