Document ReferenceOs C 247
TitleLetter from H. Denison, Brighton, Sussex, to J.E. Denison; 15 Apr. n.y. [1854]
Date15 April 1854 (c)
Extent8 ff
Content DescriptionRefers in detail to book 'Of the Plurality of Worlds' which he states has shocked his 'notions of humility'; contemplates philosophical and scientific questions; believes that book supports the authority of Revelations; discusses morality; refers to 'revelation of the microscope'; comments on solar system and weather systems; believes that there is conflict between science and religion; refers to work of Dr Whewell and includes egigram on science and religion by Doyle; refers to meeting [Earl] Canning at dinner at [Baron] De Tabley's where they played word puzzles.

Contains example of puzzle on f 8v.
Termentertainments, puzzles
learning and scholarship
publications, books, 'Of the Plurality of Worlds'

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1109Canning; Charles J. (1812-1862); Earl Canning; governor general of India 1856-18621812-1862
NA9825Whewell; William (1794-1866); Dr; vice-chancellor Cambridge University1794-1866
NA9826Warren; George Fleming (1811-1887); 2nd Baron de Tabley; succ. 1827; né Leicester; took surname Warren in 1832 under the will of his cousin Viscountess Bulkeley1811-1887
NA9827Doyle; Francis Hastings Charles (1810-1888); 2nd Baronet; succ. 1839; poet1810-1888
NA8650Denison; Henry (1810-1858); Mr; barrister brother of J.E. Denison1810-1858
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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