Document ReferenceOs C 131
TitleLetter from [A.A. Cooper], Lord Ashley, [later 7th Earl of Shaftesbury], Broadlands, Hampshire, to J.E. Denison; 1 Jan. 1845
Date1 January 1845
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses new prebendary Rev. Gilly whom he hopes will become friend to Denison; comments on Gilly's writings and work with working classes in Norham including miners; believes that Denison has opportunity of setting example [in developing model colliery village]; comments that working classes are 'wild men...because they have never been trained in the decencies of life'; states that his plans in parliamentary campaign are limited; does not intend to 'interfere' in India but may attempt legislation regarding young children; refers to case of Bishop of Exeter [Phillpotts].
Termappointments, clerical
poverty, attitudes towards
occupations and professions, miners
buildings, model villages
politics, Indian
social attitudes
governments, Conservative Government 1841-46

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA9683Gilly; William S. (1789-1855); Rev.; vicar Canon of Durham 18531789-1855
NA1860Peel; Robert (1788-1850); 2nd Baronet; Prime Minister 1841-18461788-1850
NA9632Phillpotts; Henry (1778-1869); Bishop of Exeter; bishop 18301778-1869
NA6634Cooper; Anthony Ashley- (1801-1885); 7th Earl of Shaftesbury; succ. 1851; styled Lord Ashley 1811-511801-1885
NA199Denison; J. Evelyn (1800-1873); 1st Viscount Ossington; M.P. Speaker of House of Commons 1857-72 created Viscount Ossington 18721800-1873
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