Document ReferenceDe Wm C 61
TitleLetter from C. Wood, [later 1st Viscount Halifax], India Office, Whitehall, London, to Sir W.T. Denison; 8 Apr. 1861
Date8 April 1861
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionStates that he is pleased Sir Patrick Grant and Sir William Mansfield agree with unspecified scheme for amalgamation; states that he does not agree with idea of uniting native armies; believes it would pose threat [to British Government]; discusses distribution of English forces in India; comments on financial and other limitations on carrying out public works; discusses transfer of district from Madras territory to Bombay.

Autograph note on f 4v reads ' Sir C. Wood 13 May 61'.
Termgovernments, Indian 1861
armies, British, armed forces
colonial affairs, administration

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA8693Grant; Patrick (1804-1895); Sir; field marshal1804-1895
NA6829Mansfield; William R. (1819-1876); 1st Baron Sandhurst; general1819-1876
NA1109Canning; Charles J. (1812-1862); Earl Canning; governor general of India 1856-18621812-1862
NA211Wood; Charles (1800-1885); 1st Viscount Halifax; Secretary of State for India 1859-66 created Viscount Halifax 18661800-1885
NA207Denison; William T. (1804-1871); Sir; colonial governor brother of J.E. Denison knighted 18461804-1871
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