Document ReferenceDe Wm C 76
TitleLetter from Sir W.T. Denison, Guindy, Saidapet, India, to W.E. Denison; 7 May 1863
Date7 May 1863
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionComments on excessive heat which prevents outdoor daytime activities; refers to comments in newspapers that British finance and industry should invest in India; believes Europeans could not work outdoors in Indian climate and India cannot be compared with other colonies; states that India was already settled and British only rule there; states that Susan and [James] Breeks will soon arrive [in Britain]; discusses house he is renting in cooler region; hopes to see wild animals; refers to giving prizes at local school of arts; comments on need for mechanical engineers in India and recommends he develops thorough knowledge of mechanics.
Termclimate, India
Indian affairs, administration
financial affairs, investments
foreigners, attitudes towards
travel, India
occupations and professions, mechanical engineers

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA208Denison; Caroline L. (1818-1899); Lady Denison; née Hornby wife of William T. Denison1818-1899
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
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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