Document ReferenceBu 46/21
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J.Harris], Foreign Office, London; 7 Nov 1858.
Date7 November 1858
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports that Spain will almost certainly declare war against Mexico; reveals that because the Spanish Government 'have long been in the habit of making political capital out of this question', previous reports regarding the seriousness of the situation may have been ignored by the mediating powers; relays apologies to the British Government who may find the present threat of war surprising; discusses the Convention proposed by Spain and explains the Mexican Government should accept the terms, as assurances have been given by Calderón Collantes that Spain will 'fulfill all the obligations she has contracted under the Convention'.
Termforeign affairs, Spain and Mexico 1858
Spanish affairs, government
Mexican affairs, government
Mexican affairs, 'Mexican Question'

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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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