Document ReferenceOs C 293
TitleLetter from Sir W.T. Denison, Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, to J.E. Denison; 21 Feb. 1849
Date21 February 1849
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionInforms him that previous letter was answer to printed letter to Joseph Hume; refers to Denison as agriculturist; comments that he has travelled to convict stations with John Hampton; refers to wish to set up productive convict labour system; comments on farming conditions and experiments in applying whalebone and growing turnips; states that he is experimenting with grass and fodder production; wants Denison to order him grass seed; refers to diminishing criticism of his regime in newspapers; comments on family and refer to baby's illness; refers to removal of Judge Montagu.
judicial system, colonial
agricultural improvements
colonial affairs, labour
colonial affairs, convicts
press, attitudes towards
family news, Denison family

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA9875Olivett and Moore
NA9874Hume; Joseph (1777-1855); Mr; Radical M.P.1777-1855
NA8705Denison; Henry P. (1848-1940); Rev.; son of W.T. Denison1848-1940
NA8688Denison; Charles A. (1819-1877); Lieutenant-Colonel; brother of J.E. Denison1819-1877
NA208Denison; Caroline L. (1818-1899); Lady Denison; née Hornby wife of William T. Denison1818-1899
NA216Denison; Alfred R. (1816-1887); brother and private secretary to J.E. Denison1816-1887
NA1016Scott; Charlotte (1806-1889); Viscountess Ossington; née Cavendish-Bentinck m 1827 J.E. Denison Viscount Ossington1806-1889
NA9876Montagu; Algernon S. (1802-1880); Mr; Puisne Judge of Supreme Court Van Diemen's Land 18471802-1880
NA8726Hampton; John Stephen (c.1810-1869); Dr; comptroller-general of convicts to Van Dieman's Land 1846-55; governor of Western Australia 1862-68c.1810-1869
NA9877Gibbs; Benjamin T.B. (1821-1885); Sir; agriculturist and director of Royal Agricultural Society knighted 18781821-1885
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
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