Document ReferenceNe C 8653/2
TitleLetter from John W. Ponsonby, Baron Duncannon of Bessborough [later 4th Earl of Bessborough], Bessborough House, County Kilkenny, Ireland, to H. William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne; 26 Oct. 1836
Date26 October 1836
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionSays he cannot send anything that will be satisfactory to the Duke of Newcastle [regarding mineral rights over the Hafod estate]; gives assurances that he is above political influence; refers to a report made by a surveyor in 1831 in which the Crown's mineral rights were stated to be most valuable and that there was no possibility of putting a value on the property; thinks 'no public Board could be justified in alienating such a property'.

Enclosed in Ne C 8653/1.
Termestate business, Hafod estate
mineral rights
Crown rights

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA900Clinton; Henry P.F. Pelham- (1785-1851); 4th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne1785-1851
NA9717Ponsonby; John W. (1781-1847); 4th Earl of Bessborough; Viscount Duncannon Home secretary 1834-51781-1847
NA6068Lamb; H. William (1779-1848); 2nd Viscount Melbourne; M.P., Home Secretary 1830-4, P.M. 1834 and 1835-411779-1848
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