Document ReferenceBu 46/46
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J. Harris], Foreign Office, London; 7 Feb 1859.
Date7 February 1859
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReveals the Spanish Government cannot find any documents showing that the stores supplied to them during the Civil War of 1835 were ever received; reports that unless receipts can be produced to show that Spanish authorities received these stores, the Spanish Government will feel under no obligation to repay the debt; explains the absence of these documents is due to a fire in the War Office and to the 'unsatisfactory manner in which accounts seem to have been kept during the confusion of the Civil War'; reveals the receipts appear to have been forwarded to the Spanish Government in 1835; reports that if these documents can be produced the debt will be settled in a fortnight.
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
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
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