Document ReferenceNe C 4536
TitleLetter from D. Gilborne Deale, 28 St George's Road, Wooden Bridge, Pimlico, London, to [Henry P.F. Pelham-Clinton] 4th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; 26 Apr. 1831
Date Of Creation26 April 1831
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionSays that if he had been successful in establishing a daily paper a few years previously, there would have been a 'staunch, able and influential advocate' for upholding institutions against the 'wild and visionary schemes and efforts of a reckless and an ambitious party'; comments that the press possesses a 'fearful power' for good or bad'; refers to the recent attacks in the press upon the duke which are becoming less political and ever more personal; believes the Reform Bill to be nothing more than a struggle by the Whigs to gain political ascendency over the Tories; fears that the bill will result in the destruction of the power of the Crown, aristocracy and government, as is the case in France; offers his services at the next election.
Termpolitics, national
political parties, Conservatives
political parties, Whigs
parliamentary business, bills, Reform 1831
social attitudes, hostility to the aristocracy
royalty, authority, threats to
foreigners, French, attitudes towards
press, attacks, 4th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne
press, power of

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CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA11161Deale; D. Gilborne (fl 1831); against Reform Bill; offered election services to 4th Duke of Newcastlefl 1831
NA900Clinton; Henry P.F. Pelham- (1785-1851); 4th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne1785-1851
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