Document ReferenceOs C 380
TitleLetter from C. Paget, Ruddington Grange, Ruddington, Nottinghamshire, to J.E. Denison; 4 May 1848
Date4 May 1848
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to change in state of electoral reform question; comments on writings by [George] Wilson; describes last Nottingham election as 'instructive'; states that [Thomas] Gisbourne lost his seat due to his opposition to Factory Act and Framework Knitters Bill; comments that [John] Walter gained his support due to his father's opposition to poor law; describes Members as 'worst class of Tories'; believes them to be corrupt protectionists; refers to Lord Manners shaking hands with Charles Cooper; comments if borough is represented by Fergus O'Connor then Louis Blanc should be Prime Minister; refers to farming experiments with grasses and hoeing wheat.
Termelections, electioneering
agricultural improvements
political parties, Protectionists
political parties, Tories
elections, Nottinghamshire 1848
Poor Law
parliamentary business, reform
governments, Whig Government 1846-52
agriculture, crops, wheat

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA10000Wilson; George (1808-1870); Mr; chairman Anti-Corn Law League 1841-6 President National Reform Union 18641808-1870
NA1900Cobden; Richard (1804-1865); Mr; statesman1804-1865
NA9734Manners; Charles C.J. (1815-1888); 6th Duke of Rutland1815-1888
NA9999O'Connor; Feargus (1794-1855); Mr; Chartist leader M.P. 18471794-1855
NA10001Blanc; J.J. Louis (1811-1882); Monsieur; French Socialist statesman1811-1882
NA10002Dickinson; Joseph (-1865); Mr; botanist-1865
NA10003Walter; John (1818-1894); Mr; M.P. chief proprietor of The Times1818-1894
NA10005Gisbourne; Thomas (1794-1852); Mr; 'the younger' M.P.1794-1852
NA9523Paget; Charles (1799-1873); Mr; M.P. for Ruddington Nottinghamshire 1856-651799-1873
NA199Denison; J. Evelyn (1800-1873); 1st Viscount Ossington; M.P. Speaker of House of Commons 1857-72 created Viscount Ossington 18721800-1873
NA17383Walter; John (1776-1847); Mr; chief proprietor of The Times; M.P. for Nottingham 1841-1842, 1842 election declared void1776-1847
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