Document ReferenceBu 46/71
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to Lord John Russell [later 1st Earl Russell], Foreign Office, London; 9 Jan 1860.
Date9 January 1860
Extent8 ff
Content DescriptionConcerns a discussion with Calderón Collantes; reports the Spanish Government will settle the debt in one instalment if the British Government will agree to deduct the '5 per cent charged by the British Ordnance Office on the cost price of arms'; reveals that the British Government have refused this proposal but will settle the debt for £500,000; explains in detail how the different proposals for payment would affect the total amount due; reports the Spanish Government has agreed to pay £496,385 immediately.
Termforeign affairs, Great Britain and Spain, debt
Spanish affairs, government
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
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
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