Document ReferenceOs C 286
TitleLetter from Sir W.T. Denison, Van Diemen's Land, to J.E. Denison, Burlington House, London; 18 Oct. 1847
Date18 October 1847
Extent3 ff
Content DescriptionInforms him that ship containing post has been wrecked; comments on family; states that he has left Hobart to attend Midland Agricultural Society meeting; comments on stock at show; expresses views on transportation; states that he has written to Lord Grey on matter; believes that convict labour and transportation system had profound effect on community; comments on principle of assignment; gives example of farm using convict labour; refers to settlers and colony improvements; refers to his Colonial Secretary as incompetent; discusses state of island; states that land is being divided into farms; refers to Gladstone's letters; informs him that he has had news of Alfred's estates; refers to attendance at stock sales and purchase of cattle.
Termcolonies, Van Diemen's Land
colonial affairs, administration
financial affairs, investments
colonial affairs, convicts
punishments, transportation
agriculture, livestock
clubs and societies, Midland Agricultural Society
postal service
transport, ships
family news, Denison family

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA9864Cape Company
NA216Denison; Alfred R. (1816-1887); brother and private secretary to J.E. Denison1816-1887
NA208Denison; Caroline L. (1818-1899); Lady Denison; née Hornby wife of William T. Denison1818-1899
NA6636Grey; Henry G. (1802-1894); 3rd Earl Grey1802-1894
NA982Gladstone; William E. (1809-1898); P.M. 1868-74 1880-85 1886 1892-941809-1898
NA9865Wilmot; John E. Eardley- (1783-1847); 1st Baronet; colonial governor1783-1847
NA207Denison; William T. (1804-1871); Sir; colonial governor brother of J.E. Denison knighted 18461804-1871
NA199Denison; J. Evelyn (1800-1873); 1st Viscount Ossington; M.P. Speaker of House of Commons 1857-72 created Viscount Ossington 18721800-1873
PL8740/Hobart Town/Van Diemen's Land
PL10115/New Norfolk/Van Diemen's Land
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