Document ReferenceOs C 136
TitleLetter from E. Everett, [Harvard University], Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A, to J.E. Denison; 14 Sept. 1846
Date14 September 1846
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionApologises for delay in replying to Denison's letter and alludes to pressures of his appointment [as Principal of Harvard University]; comments on economic changes caused by repeal of corn laws in terms of prices and wages; hopes that Denison will be posted to Washington [as minister plenipotentiary to U.S.] if [Richard] Pakenham returns; comments on Oregon settlement and his belief that Mexican War will end; expresses views on quality of American soldiers and West Point officers; refers to his writer friend Mr Bancroft's appointment [as U.S. minister to Great Britain]; refers to attack on [Daniel] Webster in Senate by C.J. Ingersoll; refers to American manufacturing and competition with Britain; refers to failed potato crop in U.S. and Ireland.

Post-script is puzzle for Lady Charlotte.
Termappointments, academic
Corn Laws
wars, Mexican War 1846
armies, American, armed forces
agriculture, crops, potatoes
famine, Irish potato famine
American affairs, politics
appointments, diplomatic

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1016Scott; Charlotte (1806-1889); Viscountess Ossington; née Cavendish-Bentinck m 1827 J.E. Denison Viscount Ossington1806-1889
NA9689Taylor; Zachary (1784-1850); Mr; Commander of army in Southwest 1840-47 12th President of U.S.1784-1850
NA9690Webster; Daniel (1782-1852); Mr; American statesman1782-1852
NA9691Ingersoll; Charles J. (1782-1862); Mr; Congressman 1840-18491782-1862
NA9692Pakenham; Richard (1797-1868); Sir; diplomat1797-1868
NA9693Bancroft; George (1800-1891); Dr; American historian and statesman1800-1891
NA9684Everett; Edward (1794-1865); Mr; American statesman and scholar1794-1865
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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