Document ReferenceBu 45/97
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J. Harris], Foreign Office, London; 26 May 1859.
Date26 May 1859
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports on a discussion he has had with Mr Collantes about the war in Italy; Spain is sympathetic with Italy and wishes it to be free of Austria but also wishes to maintain good relations with France; Spain however is aware of the dangers of increased French influence in the south of Europe; Spain will not therefore depart from its position of neutrality; he [Buchanan] assured Collantes of Britain's willingness to assist in the search for peace.
Termmilitary campaigns, Austrian War with France and Piedmont 1859

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6255Collantes; Saturnino Calderón- (1799-1864); Señor; Spanish Foreign Minister 1853-631799-1864
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
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