Document ReferenceNe C 4619
TitleLetter from G. Barron, Ringwood Hall, Derbyshire, to [Henry P.F. Pelham-Clinton] Lord Lincoln [later 5th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne]; 18 Feb. 1846
Date Of Creation18 February 1846
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAdmires Lincoln's address, but is unable to promise his vote, even though he would have been 'glad' to give it 'personally'; remembers the 'folly' of the Duke of Wellington and Sir Robert Peel 'yielding to popular clamour about the Roman Catholics'; says his predictions of the resulting 'constant agitation' have been proved correct; fears that the result of Lincoln's present leanings will be a state of 'democracy'; explains his opposition to the position of Lincoln's party in relation to the Corn Laws; thinks their repeal will reduce the price of wheat and wages; expresses his support for Lincoln's father [4th Duke of Newcastle] who is 'one of the brave men...determined to brave the storm'.
Termelections, canvass
political reform, opposition to democracy
Corn Laws, support for
agriculture, wages
agriculture, crops, wheat, price of
religions, Roman Catholicism
elections, South Nottinghamshire 1846
Publication NotePublished as part of the 'Politics of the 4th Duke of Newcastle' e-learning resource on the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections, The University of Nottingham

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CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA1860Peel; Robert (1788-1850); 2nd Baronet; Prime Minister 1841-18461788-1850
NA6019Wellesley; Arthur (1769-1852); 1st Duke of Wellington1769-1852
NA900Clinton; Henry P.F. Pelham- (1785-1851); 4th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne1785-1851
NA11215Barron; G. (fl 1846); of Ringwood Hall Derbys.fl 1846
NA945Clinton; Henry P.F. Pelham- (1811-1864); 5th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; styled Earl of Lincoln until 18511811-1864
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