Document ReferenceBu 46/87
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, San Ildefonso, Spain, to Lord John Russell [later 1st Earl Russell], Foreign Office, London; 9 Aug 1859.
Date9 August 1859
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionRefers to a conversation with Calderón Collantes concerning the capture of the 'Heron'; reveals that when Mr Collantes was questioned about Spain's right to claim the 'zone of 6 miles from the coast claimed by Her Catholic Majesty's Government as Spanish waters' he replied that 'reciprocity was the best principle for the arrangement of such questions'; explains that if the British Government entered into such an arrangement it may help persuade the Spanish Government to 'abandon their exaggerated pretensions to jurisdiction over the seas on the Spanish and Cuban coasts'.
Termforeign affairs, Great Britain and Spain
Spanish affairs, government
maritime vessels, ships, Heron

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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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