Document ReferenceBu 46/28
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J.Harris], Foreign Office, London; 24 Jan 1859.
Date24 January 1859
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReveals the Mexican minister in London suggests Great Britain and France should intervene in the affairs of Mexico; explains Calderón Collantes has been informed of this development; reveals the Spanish Government are willing to assist the mediating powers in their attempt to resolve the differences between Spain and Mexico; discusses the involvement of the United States; reveals Great Britain, France and Spain must demonstrate to the United States Government they support the 'independence and present territorial arrangement of Central America' and will not allow the annexation of Mexico; explains Great Britain will not object if Mexico decides to join the North American Confederacy; refers to 'the state of anarchy now existing in Mexico'.
Termforeign affairs, Spain and Mexico 1858
Spanish affairs, government
Mexican affairs, government
Mexican affairs, 'Mexican Question', American involvement
Mexican affairs, 'Mexican Question', British involvement
Mexican affairs, 'Mexican Question', French 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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