Document ReferenceBu 46/128
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J.Harris], Foreign Office, London; 5 May 1859.
Date1 May 1859
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to a meeting between Mr Nesbitt and the Minister of Finance concerning a claim made by Messrs Foster and Braithewaite against the Spanish Government; explains that, despite assurances, the claim remains unsettled; comments that the war between France and Austria has reduced the value of the Spanish Bonds; reveals Mr Nesbitt has withdrawn his offer to sell the Bonds to the Spanish Government and that he is most unsatisfied with the situation; explains a note has been sent to Calderón Collantes stating that the Spanish Government will be held responsible for any loss incurred by Messrs Braithewaite and Company, and accusing the Government of promoting 'objects in which they have no responsibility or interest'.
TermSpanish affairs, government

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA7540Foster and Braithwaite; fl 1859; London stockbrokersfl 1859
NA6359Nesbitt; H. (fl 1859-1860); Mrfl 1859-1860
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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