Document ReferenceBu 46/19
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J.Harris], Foreign Office, London; 7 Nov 1858.
Date7 November 1858
Extent6 ff
Content DescriptionConcerns the efforts of Great Britain and France to prevent Spain declaring war on Mexico; refers to a meeting with Calderón Collantes and refers to an enclosed memorandum drafted by himself and M. Fournier for use by Collantes; explains the memorandum contains 'assurances of a nature to render General Almonte less reluctant to accept the Spanish ultimatum' and advises that the mediating powers be allowed more time to ensure the demands of Spain are acceptable to the Mexican Government; discusses changes made to the memorandum by Collantes; reveals the Spanish Government have authorized him to adopt the draft with slight modifications.

Enclosure at Bu 46/20.
Termforeign affairs, Spain and Mexico 1858
Spanish affairs, government
Mexican affairs, government
Mexican affairs, 'Mexican Question', British involvement
Mexican affairs, 'Mexican Question', French involvement

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA7422Almonte; - (fl 1858-1859); Generalfl 1858-1859
NA6271Fournier; Edouard (1819-1880); Monsieur; politician1819-1880
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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