Document ReferenceBu 46/56
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to Lord John Russell [later 1st Earl Russell], Foreign Office, London; 7 Oct 1859.
Date7 October 1859
Extent8 ff
Content DescriptionReports the Spanish press has become 'extremely arrogant' and that a 'feeling of irritation' is 'general among the public against England'; reveals that although Calderón Collantes has given assurances that Spain has 'no views of conquest in Morocco', Marshal O'Donnell has announced he will take command of the army destined for Africa; refers to a note sent by Great Britain to the Spanish Government and discusses the reply; explains that although assurances have been given that in the event of war Spain will not take any portion of Morocco, the British Government cannot accept the reply in its present form as Spain must give assurances that she will not hold Tangier as security for an indemnity; reveals that if Spain refuses to give assurances she will not take Tangiers and that the British Government will be justified in taking measures to protect British interests there.
TermMoroccan affairs, 'Moroccan Question'
Spanish affairs, government
foreign affairs, Spain and Morocco
foreign affairs, Great Britain and Spain
press, Spanish
public opinion, Spanish

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6255Collantes; Saturnino Calderón- (1799-1864); Señor; Spanish Foreign Minister 1853-631799-1864
NA7535O'Donnell; Francisco J.I.L. (fl 1858-1863); Marshal; Prime Minister of Spain 1858-1963fl 1858-1863
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
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