Document ReferenceBu 45/64
TitleCopy despatch from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J. Harris], Foreign Office, London; 10 Nov 1858.
Date10 November 1858
Extent5 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses the position of Spanish subjects in Guatemala, who are under French protection; Mr Collantes believes that the Spanish Government should follow a similar policy to that which it has followed in Mexico, i.e. maintaining the rights of Spain by force; the United States are attempting by means of intrigues to forward an aggressive Anglo Saxon policy in the former Spanish colonies, which has distracted them; M. Fournier argued that the proposed Spanish policy was likely to fail even if the Great Powers did not oppose it; Mr Collantes believes that it is a "glorious mission for Spain"; this is further evidence of Spanish desire to resume her former place among the Great Powers; this is likely to be disastrous both to Spain and other countries; Mr Ológoza and the extreme liberals intend to oppose the Mexican policy.

However, there is no likelihood that the Queen would address herself to them if the present Government should fall; the moderate party are likely to support General O'Donnell's policy; discusses the likelihood of Spanish success; there is reason to hope that settled government can be re-established.
Termpolitics, Spanish, foreign policy
foreign policy, Spanish

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6258O'Donnell; Leopoldo (1809-1867); Duke of Tetuan; general and politician1809-1867
NA6255Collantes; Saturnino Calderón- (1799-1864); Señor; Spanish Foreign Minister 1853-631799-1864
NA7455Olózaga; Salustiano (1805-1873); Señor; Spanish politician1805-1873
NA6271Fournier; Edouard (1819-1880); Monsieur; politician1819-1880
NA6259Isabella II (1830-1904); Queen of Spain; ( reigned 1833-1868)1830-1904
NA7428Pidal; Pedro J. (1800-1865); Marquis of Pidal; Spanish Foreign Minister1800-1865
NA6384Narv ez; Ramón M. (1799-1868); Duke of Valencia; general and politician1799-1868
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
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