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TitleLetter from Sir W.T. Denison, Government House, Sydney, Australia, to W.E. Denison and F.G. Denison; 7 Dec. 1856
Date7 December 1856
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses state of health of various family members; describes preparations for Christmas; comments on state of cricket in New South Wales; refers to weather; comments on sermon preached by Bishop [Barker]; states that he was sad to receive reports of quarrels between them and encourages them to overcome their faults through prayer and [religious] faith; comments on carrying out various public duties; describes celebrations to mark laying the first stone of [Sir Daniel] Cooper's new house; describes failed [hot air] balloon ascent which ended in riot; refers to experimenting with large kites; discusses sermon by [Thomas] Arnold; comments on news of the family and their Christmas games and activities; discusses importance of prayer; refers to his shell collection.

Previous page numbering 43-44.
Termfamily news, Denison family
celebrations, Christmas
games, cricket
religions, Church of England
celebrations, stone laying
civil disorder, New South Wales 1856
hot air balloons
entertainments, kite flying

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA216Denison; Alfred R. (1816-1887); brother and private secretary to J.E. Denison1816-1887
NA8698Breeks; Susan M. (1841-); Mrs; daughter of W.T. Denison1841-
NA8705Denison; Henry P. (1848-1940); Rev.; son of W.T. Denison1848-1940
NA8695Denison; Lucy E. (1846-); Miss; daughter of W.T. Denison1846-
NA8894Barker; Frederick (1808-1882); Bishop of Sydney and Metropolitan of Australia; bishop 18541808-1882
NA8809Dod; Charles Wolley- (1826-1904); Rev.; Assistant Master at Eton College 1850-781826-1904
NA8713Hornby; Maria S. (-1860); Lady Hornby; mother of Caroline Denison-1860
NA208Denison; Caroline L. (1818-1899); Lady Denison; née Hornby wife of William T. Denison1818-1899
NA8699Cooper; Daniel (1821-1902); 1st Baronet; speaker legislative assembly New South Wales 1856-601821-1902
NA8694Denison; Mary C. (1839-); Miss; daughter of W.T. Denison1839-
NA8696Denison; Caroline E. (1850-); Miss; daughter of W.T. Denison1850-
NA8792Denison; Ellen M. (1851-1858); Miss; daughter of W.T. Denison1851-1858
NA8724Paley; William (1743-1805); Dr; archdeacon of Carlisle author1743-1805
NA8748Fremantle; Stephen G. (1810-1860); Captain; naval officer son of Sir T.R. Fremantle1810-1860
NA8793Ward; Edward W. (1823-1890); Sir; military engineer1823-1890
NA8749Denison; Charles (1855-1858); Mr; son of W.T. Denison1855-1858
NA8658Jacob; Henrietta S. (1808-1860); Mrs; née Denison sister of J.E. Denison1808-1860
NA1899Arnold; Thomas (1795-1842); Dr; headmaster of Rugby school 1828-42; author1795-1842
NA8947Baptist; John T. (-1873); Mr; florist of Sydney New South Wales-1873
NA207Denison; William T. (1804-1871); Sir; colonial governor brother of J.E. Denison knighted 18461804-1871
NA209Denison; William E. (1843-1916); Captain; son of W.T. Denison1843-1916
NA210Denison; Frank G. (1844-); son of W.T. Denison1844-
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