Document ReferenceNe C 9553/67
TitleCopy of letter from [H.P.F. Pelham-Clinton] 5th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne, Downing Street, [London] to G.F.R. Harris, 3rd Baron Harris, Trinidad; 16 Nov. 1853
Date16 November 1853
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionExplains that although Harris has exceeded the colonial limit of 6 years in his current post he is unwilling to let him resign from service; mentions that he has told Sir C Wood of Harris' interest in a presidency; notes that there is a possibility that he could be offered the governorship of Sydney and asks whether that would be agreeable to him.
Termcolonial affairs, resignations and dismissals
colonial affairs, appointments
appointments, colonial, governors

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA15897Great Britain and Ireland; War and Colonial Department
NA211Wood; Charles (1800-1885); 1st Viscount Halifax; Secretary of State for India 1859-66 created Viscount Halifax 18661800-1885
NA945Clinton; Henry P.F. Pelham- (1811-1864); 5th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; styled Earl of Lincoln until 18511811-1864
NA10439Harris; George F.R. (1810-1872); 3rd Baron Harris; succeeded 1845 governor of Madras 1854-591810-1872
PL8751/Sydney/New South Wales/Australia
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