Document ReferenceBu 46/79
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J.Harris], Foreign Office, London; 5 Aug 1858.
Date5 August 1858
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to a complaint made by the Governor of Gibraltar regarding the illegal capture of a ferry boat and her cargo by a Spanish revenue vessel; reports that despite Sir James Ferguson's attempts to demonstrate that the capture took place in British waters, Calderón Collantes has stated that the vessel was properly condemned by a Spanish Fiscal Tribunal; reports that the question is 'not that of mere condemnation of acquittal of a smuggling boat, but one of grave international importance'.
TermSpanish affairs, government
foreign affairs, Spain and Great Britain

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6255Collantes; Saturnino Calderón- (1799-1864); Señor; Spanish Foreign Minister 1853-631799-1864
NA6260Fergusson; James W. (1787-1865); Sir; Governor of Gibraltar 1855-591787-1865
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
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