Document ReferenceBu 46/45
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J. Harris], Foreign Office, London; 6 Jan 1859.
Date6 January 1859
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReveals the debt owed by Spain to Great Britain for arms and ammunition supplied during the Civil War of 1835 has not yet been settled because the archives of the War Department of the Spanish Government 'have been found very suspect'; reveals Calderón Collantes has requested a 'detailed statement of the claim' from the British Government; explains the Spanish Government has not yet agreed to the terms of repayment; reveals the British Government are prepared to allow the debt to be repayed over a greater number of years than originally agreed; expresses surprise that the Spanish Government had not 'been able to satisfy themselves from the documents in their possession that they owed to Her Majesty's Government the sum of £564,169.'
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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