Document ReferenceBu 46/8
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J.Harris], Foreign Office, London; 8 Nov 1858.
Date8 November 1858
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports that Calderón Collantes and Marshal O'Donnell suggest that England and France should help Spain establish a 'legitimate authority in Mexico'; explains that Great Britain and France will not support a war against Mexico as this will threaten the 'peace and prosperity of all maritime States'; explains that the Spanish Government feels war is justified in order to 're-establish in some degree the dignity of the national character and the former prestige of Spanish arms'; suggests that in the event of war, intervention from England and France would lead to a settlement of 'territorial arrangements' the outcome of which would be to Spain's advantage.
TermMexican affairs, 'Mexican Question', British involvement
Mexican affairs, 'Mexican Question', French involvement
Spanish affairs, government

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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
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
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