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United States Embassy (Spain) records, 1859-1861, 1859

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kukm1f65m_623Guide to the United States Embassy (Spain) records, 1859-1861Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric WeigSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039 USAPhone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Copyright 2002University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC Database Date of source: n.d.Description is in English.Guide to the United States Embassy (Spain) records, 1859-1861Collection number: 1F65M-623Contact InformationSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039Phone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3Processed by: Archives StaffEncoded by: Eric Weig Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved.United States Embassy (Spain) records, 1859-18611F65M-623United States. Embassy (Spain)1 Reel of microfilm.None online. Must visit contributing institution.The materials are in English.University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506National Archives and Records Service, Washington D. C. Purchase March 4, 1965Collection is open for research.Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.[Identification of item], United States Embassy (Spain) records, 1859-1861, 1F65M-623, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.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.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.Arranged by institution of origin and thereunder chronological.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