Document ReferenceBu 45/157
TitleLetter from Sir A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to Lord John Russell [later 1st Earl Russell], Foreign Office, London; 22 Oct 1860.
Date22 October 1860
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionComments on an article in a moderate Spanish journal that advocates the union of the various parties opposed to the government, in order to overthrow Marshall O'Donnell; it also discussed the downfall of the Bourbon dynasty in Naples, in terms which were open to interpretation; the articles have incurred much disapproval from Moderatos and approval from Progressivistas; it is possible that Mr Gonz lez Bravo was responsible, acting on Mr Salamanca's advice; Mr Salamanca was possibly implicated in the seditious proceedings at Tarragona; discusses Mr Salamanca's connections with people in high places, and his character; Mr Olosaga may also have been involved; comments that many Spanish statesman privately wish for the Queen's abdication; there are many Spaniards who wish for Iberian Unity.

Informs him there is a society in Madrid whose ostensible, but not sole object is to promote a customs union of the Iberian Peninsula.
Termpolitics, Spanish
press, Spanish
politics, Spanish, Progressivista Party
politics, Spanish, Moderato Party

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6259Isabella II (1830-1904); Queen of Spain; ( reigned 1833-1868)1830-1904
NA6102Edwardes; Richard (1807-1866); Mr; diplomat1807-1866
NA6258O'Donnell; Leopoldo (1809-1867); Duke of Tetuan; general and politician1809-1867
NA7421Salamanca; José (1811-1883); Marquess; Spanish politician1811-1883
NA7504Gonz lez Bravo; Luis (1811-1871); Señor; Spanish statesman1811-1871
NA7455Olózaga; Salustiano (1805-1873); Señor; Spanish politician1805-1873
NA7481Escorsura; - (fl 1856); Señor; Spanish politicianfl 1856
NA7505Conrade; - (fl 1860); Señor; Spanish journalistfl 1860
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
PL1920/Kingdom of the Two Sicilies/Italy
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