Document ReferenceDe Wm C 72/1-2
TitleLetter from Sir W.T. Denison, Guindy, Saidapet, India, to W.E. Denison [with envelope]; 17 Feb. 1862
Date17 February 1862
Extent6 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to report from Woolwich [Military Academy] that he is behind in mathematics and encourages him to work harder; describes Christmas celebrations which were postponed after Prince Albert's death; discusses paper hunt on horseback; comments on geological phenomena of region; recommends he join various societies; discusses use of heat to cool down; comments on his horses; discusses safety of local fort; recommends he visit Woolwich arsenal; refers to amalgamation of engineer corps; wishes him a happy birthday; discusses importance of unselfishness.

Autograph note on envelope reads '17 Feb 1862' and pencil annotation reads 'Willy - Lucy'; also note in red pencil.
Termeducation, military academy
sports, horse riding
animals, horses
entertainments, paper hunts
armies, British, armed forces
celebrations, Christmas
buildings, fortresses

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA208Denison; Caroline L. (1818-1899); Lady Denison; née Hornby wife of William T. Denison1818-1899
NA986Albert (1819-1861); Prince Consort; (Saxe-Coburg-Gotha; husband of Queen Victoria)1819-1861
NA8666Murchison; Roderick I. (1792-1871); 1st Baronet.; geologist1792-1871
NA8756Hornby; Maria E. (fl 1850-1860); Miss; sister of Caroline Denisonfl 1850-1860
NA8758Hornby; Phipps (1785-1867); Sir; admiral father of Caroline Denison1785-1867
NA8688Denison; Charles A. (1819-1877); Lieutenant-Colonel; brother of J.E. Denison1819-1877
NA8698Breeks; Susan M. (1841-); Mrs; daughter of W.T. Denison1841-
NA8759Breeks; James W. (1830-1872); Mr; private secretary and son-in-law to W.T. Denison1830-1872
NA8760Airy; George B. (1801-1892); Sir; astronomer1801-1892
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
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