Document ReferenceDe Wm C 60
TitleLetter from [H.P.F. Pelham-Clinton], 5th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne, Downing Street, London, to Sir W.T. Denison; 3 July 1854
Date3 July 1854
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionStates that the newspapers will explain his reasons for leaving Colonial Office; informs him that he has recommended Denison for Governorship of New South Wales to which Queen [Victoria] has agreed; states that he is motivated by public not personal considerations; informs him that he is aware he still faces opposition after problems over transportation; believes he will overcome this and benefit colony; has passed on his letter to his successor Sir George Grey.

Marked 'Private' on f 1r.

Autograph note on f 2v reads 'Duke of Newcastle 3 July 54'.
Termappointments, government
appointments, colonial
patronage, political
government departments, Colonial Office

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA985Victoria (1819-1901); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland; Empress of India1819-1901
NA8692Fitzroy; Charles A. (1796-1858); Sir; governor of New South Wales 1846-501796-1858
NA6685Grey; George (1799-1882); 2nd Baronet; statesman1799-1882
NA945Clinton; Henry P.F. Pelham- (1811-1864); 5th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; styled Earl of Lincoln until 18511811-1864
NA207Denison; William T. (1804-1871); Sir; colonial governor brother of J.E. Denison knighted 18461804-1871
PL122/New South Wales/Australia
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