Document ReferenceOs C 428
TitleLetter from J. Bright, 14 St James's Square, London, to J.E. Denison; 22 Aug. 1848
Date22 August 1848
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionComments on principle adopted by 'Mr Canning's bailiff' in Ireland which he believes to be incorrect; population on way to being reduced; reflects on mixing of English, Irish and Scottish 'blood' engendered by current situation [Irish potato famine]; believes Irish circumstances have make men 'idle and improvident and untruthful'; believes that legislation is removing such circumstances in Ireland; comments that Dublin Election Committee has taught him that Irish representation is 'a fraud'; refers to Colonel Dunne's Irish policy and Reynolds taking seat.
Termgovernments, Whig Government 1846-52
parliamentary business, committees, Dublin Election Committee
Irish affairs, attitudes towards
social conditions, Ireland
famine, Irish potato famine
Irish affairs, politics

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1109Canning; Charles J. (1812-1862); Earl Canning; governor general of India 1856-18621812-1862
NA10031Dunne; Francis P. (1802-1874); Lieutenant-Colonel; M.P. 1847-571802-1874
NA10032Reynolds; John (1794-1868); Mr; M.P. Dublin 1847-521794-1868
NA923Bright; John (1811-1889); statesman and orator1811-1889
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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