Document ReferenceOs C 287
TitleLetter from Sir W.T. Denison, Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, to J.E. Denison; 6 Feb. 1848
Date6 February 1848
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionInforms him that he has written to Henry and Stephen Denison; refers to trouble with judges in colony who are deciding on legislation; states that Legislative Council in session; refers to mutiny and comments on judges interpretation of statute 9 Geo.IV c.82 sect.22; comments on attempts by merchants to recover customs duties; refers to political divisions; refers to government of Sir G. Arthur and that of Sir J. Franklin and states that he has inherited divisions; refers to politics of Colonial Office; believes that he has kept colony out of debt; expresses views on convicts; believes colony is lacking moral and religious principles; comments on family; refers to weather in Australia; comments on servants; informs him that he hopes to begin hunting soon.
Termoccupations and professions, servants
colonies, Van Diemen's Land
colonial affairs, convicts
political relations
taxation, customs duty
judicial system, colonial
colonial affairs, administration
parliamentary business, bills
government departments, Colonial Office
family news, Denison family

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
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
NA9866Arthur; George (1784-1854); Sir; lieutenant-governor Van Diemen's Land 1823-371784-1854
NA9867Montagu; John (1797-1853); Mr; Colonial official1797-1853
NA9868Franklin; John (1786-1847); Sir; explorer governor Van Diemen's Land 1837-431786-1847
NA6073Stanley; Edward G. Smith- (1799-1869); 14th Earl of Derby; statesman1799-1869
NA6636Grey; Henry G. (1802-1894); 3rd Earl Grey1802-1894
NA216Denison; Alfred R. (1816-1887); brother and private secretary to J.E. Denison1816-1887
NA8688Denison; Charles A. (1819-1877); Lieutenant-Colonel; brother of J.E. Denison1819-1877
NA1016Scott; Charlotte (1806-1889); Viscountess Ossington; née Cavendish-Bentinck m 1827 J.E. Denison Viscount Ossington1806-1889
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
PL122/New South Wales/Australia
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