Document ReferenceBu 46/116
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J. Harris] Foreign Office, London; 25 Dec 1858.
Date25 December 1858
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to a meeting with Marshal O'Donnell concerning Fernando Po; explains O'Donnell has given assurances that Baptist missionaries will not be expelled from the island; reports the missionaries wish to sell their church; explains that the Protestant residents might be satisfied if the Spanish Government stated that they 'would not be deprived of privileges which they had hitherto enjoyed'; reveals that if the missionaries leave the island, they will probably be accompanied by a large portion of their congregation; reveals the Spanish Government may be trying to attract Spanish emigrants to Fernando Po by warning them of the yellow fever in Rio, their most favoured destination.
Termforeign relations, Spain and Great Britain
Spanish affairs, government
religions, Baptist
religions, Protestant
religious affairs, intolerance

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA7535O'Donnell; Francisco J.I.L. (fl 1858-1863); Marshal; Prime Minister of Spain 1858-1963fl 1858-1863
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
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