United States Embassy (Spain) records, 1859-1861

Descriptive Summary

Title
United States Embassy (Spain) records, 1859-1861
Creator
United States. Embassy (Spain)
Extent
1 Reel of microfilm.
Subjects
Preston, William, 1816-1887.
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868.
Volger, Ernest.
United States.--Embassy (Spain)
Confederate States of America.--Army.
United States.--Congress.
Whig Party (Great Britain)
Diplomatic and consular service, Confederate.
Diplomatic and consular service--History.
Diplomats.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States--Foreign relations--Spain.
Spain--Foreign relations--United States.
Barcelona (Spain).
Correspondence
Arrangement
Arranged by institution of origin and thereunder chronological.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Diplomat. The records of this collection were gathered during the time period when William Preston served as minister to Spain (1859-1861). Preston, a former Whig Congressman from Kentucky, was appointed by President James Buchanan as Minister to Spain in 1858. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Preston resigned his post, joined the Confederate Army, serving as a brigadier, and later major general, and, briefly as the Confederate minister to Mexico.
Scope and Content
The collection contains correspondence from the United States Embassy to Spain during the period 1859 to 1861. Letters from the Spanish government to the Ambassador are in Spanish. Letters from Preston to the government, copied by his secretaries, concern routine diplomatic affairs. Much of the miscellaneous correspondence, some of which is also in Spanish, is from Ernest Volger, the U.S. consul in Barcelona.
Originals: National Archives: Records of the American Embassy in Spain; Notes from the Spanish Government, Vol. 9; Notes to the Spanish Government, Vol. 5; Miscellaneous correspondence, Vols. 9 & 10, Washington D. C.

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Conditions Governing Access
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