Document ReferenceOs C 321
TitleLetter from [F. Egerton], 1st Earl of Ellesmere, Hatchford, Surrey, to J.E. Denison; 9 Nov. 1851
Date9 November 1851
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionComments that he knows of nothing 'but Napier & the dispatches' which tell anything about the Duke; refers to Wellington's performance in Peninsular War and informs him that he has notes from their conversations; refers to 'literary piracy' which prevents publication of translations; comments that he has German works to translate; states that Muffling's memoirs contain description of Belgian Campaign and refers to publication in Quarterly [Review]; refers to 'Manchester Mayor' and his supporters and information concerning Kossuth; alludes to Sir Dudley Ward sending for Sir Jus[tice] Clarke; refers to his children being at Stackpole; comments that he is waiting for Duke to vacate Walmer [Castle] before taking possession.

Signed E.E.; autograph note by J.E. Denison on f 2v reads 'Ld Ellesmere 1851 nothing to recommend about the D of Wellington no authentic record'
Termpublications, journals, 'Quarterly Review'
wars, Peninsular War 1808-14

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6019Wellesley; Arthur (1769-1852); 1st Duke of Wellington1769-1852
NA6115Napier; Charles (1786-1860); Sir; admiral of the fleet1786-1860
NA9483Stuart; Dudley C. (1803-1854); Lord1803-1854
NA2006Kossuth; Lajos (1802-1894); Hungarian statesman1802-1894
NA9893Müffling; Friedrich K.F. (1775-1851); Field-Marshal; Prussian commander and cartographer1775-1851
NA9894Clarke; Robert B. (1802-1881); Sir; chief justice of Barbados and St Lucia knighted 18401802-1881
NA9447Egerton; Francis (1800-1857); 1st Earl of Ellesmere; also F. Leveson-Gower M.P.1800-1857
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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