Document ReferenceBu 46/14
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J.Harris], Foreign Office, London; 7 Oct 1858.
Date7 October 1858
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to a meeting with Calderón Collantes; reveals the United States will not support the use of force by Spain against Mexico; explains the United States may invade Cuba; reveals Spain has no intention of interfering with the 'internal affairs of Mexico' but comments that she 'could not and would not' quietly look on while Spanish subjects were exposed to danger; reveals that Great Britain and France have offered their mediation; explains that if Spain is left alone she 'will trust to her own resources for accomplishing her object', and that the presence of Spanish troops in Mexico could lead to the invasion of that country by the United States; comments that the position of Spain in this question is a difficult one.
Termforeign affairs, Spain and Mexico 1859
Spanish affairs, government
Mexican affairs, government
Mexican affairs, 'Mexican Question', American involvement

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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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