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TitleLetter from Sir W.T. Denison, Sydney, Australia, to W.E. Denison and F.G. Denison; 17 Apr. 1856
Date17 April 1856
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDescribes family birthday party; comments on problems within Government of New South Wales; discusses sermon given in church; informs them that Alfred [Denison] has arrived; refers to their going to Eton; states that he has asked Mr Donaldson to form Ministry; comments on family horses and riding expeditions; refers to dinner party and playing word game; lists members of new Government; refers to family portraits; discusses importance of reading; comments on sermon sent by Lady Charlotte; discusses business of new Government; describes Aboriginal hand paintings in cave on Cockatoo Island; states that he has finalised membership of Upper House [of Government]; comments on good reports of them from England; describes new design of garden; comments on his birthday and general household matters.

Includes sketches of aboriginal drawings on f 2r and of the garden and house furniture on 2v.

Autograph note on f 2v reads '17 April 1856'.
Termgovernments, Australian 1856
education, public school
animals, horses
social occasions, dinners
art, paintings, Aboriginal hand paintings
art, portraiture
family news, Denison family
religious affairs, sermons

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA8698Breeks; Susan M. (1841-); Mrs; daughter of W.T. Denison1841-
NA208Denison; Caroline L. (1818-1899); Lady Denison; née Hornby wife of William T. Denison1818-1899
NA8694Denison; Mary C. (1839-); Miss; daughter of W.T. Denison1839-
NA216Denison; Alfred R. (1816-1887); brother and private secretary to J.E. Denison1816-1887
NA8736Plunkett; John H. (1802-1869); Mr; lawyer and politician1802-1869
NA8737Manning; William M. (1811-1895); Sir; barrister and politician1811-1895
NA8738Walsh; William H. (1812-1882); Rev.1812-1882
NA8713Hornby; Maria S. (-1860); Lady Hornby; mother of Caroline Denison-1860
NA8739Donaldson; Stuart A. (1812-1867); Sir; Australian politician1812-1867
NA8699Cooper; Daniel (1821-1902); 1st Baronet; speaker legislative assembly New South Wales 1856-601821-1902
NA8705Denison; Henry P. (1848-1940); Rev.; son of W.T. Denison1848-1940
NA8695Denison; Lucy E. (1846-); Miss; daughter of W.T. Denison1846-
NA199Denison; J. Evelyn (1800-1873); 1st Viscount Ossington; M.P. Speaker of House of Commons 1857-72 created Viscount Ossington 18721800-1873
NA8658Jacob; Henrietta S. (1808-1860); Mrs; née Denison sister of J.E. Denison1808-1860
NA1016Scott; Charlotte (1806-1889); Viscountess Ossington; née Cavendish-Bentinck m 1827 J.E. Denison Viscount Ossington1806-1889
NA985Victoria (1819-1901); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland; Empress of India1819-1901
NA8740Thomson; Edward Deas (1800-1879); Sir; Australian public servant1800-1879
NA8741Darvall; John B. (1809-1883); Sir; barrister and politician1809-1883
NA8742Nichols; George R. (1809-1857); Mr; lawyer and politician1809-1857
NA8743MacLeay; George (1809-1891); Sir1809-1891
NA8744Macarthur; James (1798-1867); Mr; Australian landowner and politician1798-1867
NA8745Rolleston; Christopher (1817-1888); Mr; Australian public servant and private secretary to W.T. Denison1817-1888
NA8746Rolleston; Katherine (fl 1854-1888); Mrs; née Lesliefl 1854-1888
NA8729Jenner; Augustus F. (1815-1908); Colonel1815-1908
NA8728Jenner; Caroline C. (-1901); Mrs; née Wynyard wife of A.F. Jenner-1901
NA8747Stanley; Eliza D. (-1901); Mrs; née Clayton wife of C.E. Stanley-1901
NA8748Fremantle; Stephen G. (1810-1860); Captain; naval officer son of Sir T.R. Fremantle1810-1860
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-
PL8751/Sydney/New South Wales/Australia
PL8757/Botany Bay/New South Wales/Australia
PL8758/Port Stephen/New South Wales/Australia
PL8759/Cockatoo Island/New South Wales/Australia
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