Document ReferenceDe Wm C 247
TitleLetter from Sir W.T. Denison, Government House, Sydney, Australia, to W.E. Denison and F.G. Denison; 7 Mar. 1857
Date7 March 1857
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionComments on excessively humid weather; refers to family riding expeditions; discusses social and sporting activities; refers to the Hawkins' return to England; discusses the prorogation of Executive Council; comments on 'trials' of illness and importance of prayer; discusses cost and type of accommodation available on mail boats [to England]; describes introduction of gas lighting to their house; discusses divisions among opposition in [Legislative] Assembly; refers to photographs he intends to send to family [in England]; discusses importance of Bible study; refers to attending meeting of Church Society; discusses visiting the dentist and reminds them to have their teeth checked regularly; refers to imminent [solar] eclipse; discusses family news; examines meaning of certain Biblical texts.

Includes sketches of gas lights on f 1v.

Previous page numbering 47-48.
Termweather, Australia
gas, lighting
transport, ships
dental treatment
religions, Church of England
governments, Australian 1857
family news, Denison family
clubs and societies, Church Society
religious observance
eclipse, solar

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA8698Breeks; Susan M. (1841-); Mrs; daughter of W.T. Denison1841-
NA8694Denison; Mary C. (1839-); Miss; daughter of W.T. Denison1839-
NA216Denison; Alfred R. (1816-1887); brother and private secretary to J.E. Denison1816-1887
NA8742Nichols; George R. (1809-1857); Mr; lawyer and politician1809-1857
NA199Denison; J. Evelyn (1800-1873); 1st Viscount Ossington; M.P. Speaker of House of Commons 1857-72 created Viscount Ossington 18721800-1873
NA1899Arnold; Thomas (1795-1842); Dr; headmaster of Rugby school 1828-42; author1795-1842
NA8699Cooper; Daniel (1821-1902); 1st Baronet; speaker legislative assembly New South Wales 1856-601821-1902
NA8790Parker; Henry W. (1808-1881); Sir; Australian politician1808-1881
NA8874Belisario; John (1820-1900); Dr; Australian dental surgeon1820-1900
NA8792Denison; Ellen M. (1851-1858); Miss; daughter of W.T. Denison1851-1858
NA8696Denison; Caroline E. (1850-); Miss; daughter of W.T. Denison1850-
NA8695Denison; Lucy E. (1846-); Miss; daughter of W.T. Denison1846-
NA8705Denison; Henry P. (1848-1940); Rev.; son of W.T. Denison1848-1940
NA8969Cartwright; Samuel (1789-1864); Mr; dentist1789-1864
NA8796Scott; - (fl 1856-1858); Captain; A.D.C. to Sir W.T. Denison 186-8; of the 11th Footfl 1856-1858
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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