Document ReferenceOs C 323
TitleLetter from [G.D. Campbell], 8th Duke of Argyll, Castle Howard, Yorkshire, to J.E. Denison; 25 Dec. 1851
Date25 December 1851
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to appointment of Greek chair [at St Andrews University]; states that friends are canvassing for Mr Price and he is waiting for enquiries before decision is made; states that he does not know why he is refered to as pupil of Dr Arnold as 'I never saw Dr A. in my life'; comments on Layard's publications concerning excavation of Nineveh; refers to Louis Napoléon's success in coup d'état and subsequent dismissal of Palmerston; states that he has high opinion of 'Lord G.' [Granville] but would wish someone with more experience at Foreign Office [as successor to Palmerston]; informs him that he intends to visit soon.

Drawing of topiary hedge on f 4v.
Termpolitics, French
patronage, university
appointments, educational
resignations and dismissals
governments, Whig Government 1846-52
government departments, Foreign Office

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1016Scott; Charlotte (1806-1889); Viscountess Ossington; née Cavendish-Bentinck m 1827 J.E. Denison Viscount Ossington1806-1889
NA1899Arnold; Thomas (1795-1842); Dr; headmaster of Rugby school 1828-42; author1795-1842
NA6449Layard; Austen H. (1817-1894); Sir; diplomat and politician1817-1894
NA1901Napoléon III (1808-1873); Emperor of the French; president of 2nd French Republic 1850-52 emperor 1852-701808-1873
NA143Temple; Henry John (1784-1865); 3rd Viscount Palmerston; succ. 1802; statesman; Prime Minster 1855-1858 and 1859-18651784-1865
NA6137Gower; Granville G. Leveson- (1815-1891); 2nd Earl Granville; diplomat M.P. statesman1815-1891
NA1893Price; Bonamy (1807-1888); Professor; economist1807-1888
NA2016Campbell; George D. (1823-1900); 8th Duke of Argyll; Whig M.P.1823-1900
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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PL10193/Mosul/Asia Minor
PL10194/St Andrews/Fife/Scotland
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