Document ReferenceOs C 172
TitleLetter from [J.C. Spencer], 3rd Earl Spencer, Althorp Park, Northamptonshire, to J.E. Denison; 30 May 1841
Date30 May 1841
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionStates that he believes all favourable supporters of altering corn laws will not be carried in Bassetlaw elections; believes there must be division between Free Traders and Protectionists; believes there will be few Whigs in next Parliament; states he will support Foljambe at Bassetlaw instead of Angerstein and hopes to avoid election quarrels unless they have clean sweep; refers to Denison's report of farmer's opinions which is favourable; expects gentlemen and clergy to be against them although independent force in Bassetlaw gives them good chance.

Autograph note by J.E. Denison on f 1r reads 'Ld Spencer on Election Matters 1841'.
Termelections, Bassetlaw 1841
political parties, Whigs
Corn Laws
parliamentary business, divisions
Free Trade
governments, Whig Government 1835-41

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA9723Foljambe; George S. (1800-1869); Mr1800-1869
NA9667Spencer; John C. (1782-1845); 3rd Earl Spencer; Viscount Althorp leader of Commons 1830-34 succeeded 18341782-1845
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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