Document ReferenceNe C 10868
TitleLetter from Lord R. P. Clinton, 6 Charles Street, Berkeley Square, London, to [Henry Pelham-Clinton] 5th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; 22 Nov. n.y. [c.1855]
Date22 November 1855 (c)
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to discussions regarding replacements for Sir W. Molesworth (deceased) and Canning; refers to the widely believed rumour that Newcastle had been 'named as the certain Colonial Secretary'; says that all believes this until Labouchere was appointed; has heard from Cook that Newcastle has been named to the 'vacant garter'; says that this is not widely reported; says that Newcastle will find himself 'the popular man of the day' when he returns; reports that Palmerston has no thoughts of a 'dissolution' and will be better supported than in the previous session; says that he has seen the doctor and paid him; says that 'Little Argyll' [8th Duke of Argyll] has been 'cut into two parts' and given a new position in the Post Office to share with his old one.

Reports that the King of Sardinia [Victor Emmanuel II, later King of Italy] is in England; says that Newcastle is expected on 3 Dec. 1855; recommends that Newcastle visit the Emperor [Napoléon III] in Paris if he is able.

Dating based on dates of related documents.

This document is addressed to 'My dear' Lincoln'; content suggests that it is intended for the 5th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne.
Termappointments, cabinet
appointments, post office
governments, Palmerston 1855-1858
royalty, visits
estate business, accounts

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1109Canning; Charles J. (1812-1862); Earl Canning; governor general of India 1856-18621812-1862
NA9872Molesworth; William (1810-1855); 8th Baronet; M.P. colonial secretary 18551810-1855
NA6474Labouchere; Henry (1798-1869); 1st Baron Taunton; statesman1798-1869
NA143Temple; Henry John (1784-1865); 3rd Viscount Palmerston; succ. 1802; statesman; Prime Minster 1855-1858 and 1859-18651784-1865
NA1901Napoléon III (1808-1873); Emperor of the French; president of 2nd French Republic 1850-52 emperor 1852-701808-1873
NA16610Victor Emmanuel II (1820-1878); King of Italy; King of Italy 1861-1878; King of Sardinia from 18491820-1878
NA2016Campbell; George D. (1823-1900); 8th Duke of Argyll; Whig M.P.1823-1900
NA16435Cook; - (fl 1855-1856); Mr; of the War Office?fl 1855-1856
NA950Clinton; Robert R. Pelham- (1820-1867); Lord; son of 4th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; M.P. North Nottinghamshire1820-1867
NA945Clinton; Henry P.F. Pelham- (1811-1864); 5th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; styled Earl of Lincoln until 18511811-1864
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