Document ReferenceBu 46/104
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to Lord John Russell [later 1st Earl Russell], Foreign Office, London; 17 Jan 1860.
Date17 January 1860
Extent3 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses a claim made by the owner of the 'Adventure' for damages received from shots fired from the fortress at Tarifa; refers to the protest by the master of another vessel, the 'Hampden'; refers to the testimony of the officers and passengers on board the 'Indus' and to the case of 'the Providence'; reveals Calderón Collantes has stated that Her Catholic Majesty's Government cannot be held responsible for injuries suffered by British vessels from shots fired from Tarifa; refers to a letter received from Mr Collantes on the subject, in which he states that 'the practice followed in Spain is in harmony with the regulations observed in other countries'; reports that when ships which are flying their flags are fired at, the testimony of the passengers and crew is always contradicted by her attackers.
Termforeign relations, Spain and Great Britain
Spanish affairs, government
maritime vessels, ships, Indus
maritime vessels, ships, Providence
maritime vessels, ships, Hampden
maritime vessels, ships, Adventure

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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
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
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