Document ReferenceBu 46/67
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to Lord John Russell [later 1st Earl Russell], Foreign Office, London; Dec 1859.
DateDecember 1859
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionConcerns articles which have appeared in various Spanish newspapers and ministerial papers commenting unfavourably on the debt owed by Spain to Great Britain; discusses one article which reported that a British statesman had made comments to a foreign minister which were 'entirely inconsistent with statements made to the British Parliament by the Government of which he was a member'; reports that Calderón Collantes stated that his Government could not be held responsible for such articles as they had not been submitted to them for approval before publication; reports that another article appeared in the Epoca newspaper probably a result of a conversation that took place with Mr Collantes last year.
TermSpanish affairs, government
foreign affairs, Great Britain and Spain, debt
press, Spanish

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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
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
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