Document ReferenceBu 47/5
TitleCopy letter from Sir A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to J. Drummond-Hay, Morocco; 2 May 1860.
Date2 May 1860
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionInforms him that his letter arrived after the messenger had left and that he will keep it until the next as he does not trust the French post; states that peace was signed on 26th but that there was little hope of the evacuation of Tetuan prior to the final payment of the Moorish debt; informs him he had not seen Collantes or the 'Conqueror of Africa' who was still at Aranjuez; reports there was a feeling of good faith in the Mulay Abbas; informs him Mr Weisweiller 'the Rothchild of Madrid' cannot believe that the Moors have money and that he spoke of sending a representative to Tangier to suggest the possibly of involvement in sending the money to London; discusses the incident at Drummond-Hay's brother's house (see Bu 44/4) and the possible involvement of Lord Russell; outline of the official role of Collantes in this matter; states that he was to see O'Donnell.
TermMoroccan affairs, 'Moroccan Question'
communications, postal
communications, messengers

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6255Collantes; Saturnino Calderón- (1799-1864); Señor; Spanish Foreign Minister 1853-631799-1864
NA6258O'Donnell; Leopoldo (1809-1867); Duke of Tetuan; general and politician1809-1867
NA6302Muhammad IV (d 1873); Sultan of Morocco; ( succeeded 1859)d 1873
NA7434Weisweiller; - (fl 1859-1860); -fl 1859-1860
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6225Hay; John Hay Drummond- (1816-1893); Sir; diplomat1816-1893
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