Document ReferenceBu 46/6
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J.Harris], Foreign Office, London; 7 Nov 1858.
Date7 November 1858
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionRelays comments from a coversation with Marshal O'Donnell; states that O'Donnell has clearly said he will not accept the state of anarchy in Mexico, and although he will allow Britain and France time to try to find an amicable solution, he is determined that the Republic should 'respect the Spanish name and the subject of Her Catholic Majesty residing in Mexico'; states O'Donnell's lack of concern regarding U.S. naval involvement which he doubts the strength of and believes will be weakened by Spanish pirates; relays the British Queen's wish to have suitable time to bring the question to an amicable settlement; explains that Mr Olózaga intends to oppose hostile measures but that O'Donnell is assured of his overall support.

Despatch No. 229
Termcivil disorder, anarchy, Mexico 1858
foreign relations, Spain and Mexico 1858
foreign relations, Spain and U.S.A. 1858
diplomacy, British in Mexican Question
diplomacy, French in Mexican Question
navies, American
wars, Spain and Mexico 1858
wars, tactics, use of pirates

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA7535O'Donnell; Francisco J.I.L. (fl 1858-1863); Marshal; Prime Minister of Spain 1858-1963fl 1858-1863
NA985Victoria (1819-1901); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland; Empress of India1819-1901
NA7455Olózaga; Salustiano (1805-1873); Señor; Spanish politician1805-1873
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
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