Document ReferenceBu 46/41
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J. Harris], Foreign Office, London; 9 Dec 1858.
Date9 December 1858
Extent3 ff
Content DescriptionConcerns a meeting with Calderón Collantes to discuss the repayment of the debt contracted by Spain for arms and ammunition supplied by Great Britain during the Civil War of 1835; reports Calderón Collantes is unhappy that the British government is demanding repayment of the dept at a time when there is 'an unusual strain on the military and financial resources of the country'; reports that Great Britain cannot allow Spain to make the excuse that her recent military expeditions have caused a drain on finances, as Great Britain did not approve of these expeditions; explains the payments demanded by Great Britain will not 'embarrass the finances of Spain'; reveals Calderón Collantes has agreed to make arrangements for payment of the debt, possibly over a number of years.
TermSpanish affairs, government
foreign affairs, Spain and Great Britain, debt
wars, Spanish Civil War 1835
arms and weapons, supply of
trade, arms and armaments

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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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