Document ReferenceOs C 197
TitleLetter from H. Denison, Cochrabell, New South Wales, Australia, to S.C. Denison, 4 Harcourt Buildings, Inner Temple, London; 26 Apr. 1840
Date26 April 1840
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionInforms him that he is intending to visit places in Northern Australia; is yet to invest money; is staying with Mr Jones in Sydney; refers to purchase of land; comments on necessity of convict labour and adjustment system; comments on sheep farming profits and costs; gives relative values of cows and sheep; refers to cost of servants; comments on difficulty of acquiring land in colonies; states that British Government is unpopular in colony; refers to members of polite society; has learned of Francis Doyle's death; is expecting brood mares and Durham bulls from Denison; orders clothes from England; refers to Eton friends now in colony; comments on weather.

Autograph note by J.E. Denison on f 2v; reads 'Henry to Stephen April 26 1840. Durham Bulls and Cows'.

Letter is crossed on f 1r.
Termanimals, horses
agriculture, crops
animals, sheep
land, purchase of
agriculture, livestock
animals, cattle
financial affairs, investments
travel, Australia

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA9762Gipps; George (1791-1847); Sir; Governor New South Wales 1838-461791-1847
NA9763Doyle; Francis Hastings (1783-1839); 1st Baronet; cr. baronet 18281783-1839
NA9764Jones; John (c.1808-1869); Mr; Australian merchant and entrepreneurc.1808-1869
NA9765Dumaresq; Henry (1792-1838); Lieutenant-Colonel1792-1838
NA9766Dumaresq; Elizabeth S. (-1877); Mrs; née Butler-Danvers wife of H. Dumaresq-1877
NA8650Denison; Henry (1810-1858); Mr; barrister brother of J.E. Denison1810-1858
NA8661Denison; Stephen C. (1811-1871); Mr; barrister brother of J.E. Denison1811-1871
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