Document ReferenceOs C 449
TitleLetter from [W.H. Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck], 4th Duke of Portland, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire, to J.E. Denison; 5 Dec. n.y. [1847]
Date5 December 1847 (c)
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionAlludes to work of John Burke and his son; refers to Sir William Symonds and ship design of the 'Albion'; comments on Captain Willes' report; refers to narrowing beams in design of 'Albion' and 'Queen'; wishes Lord Auckland to change design now built; believes Admiralty advisers will do harm by diminishing stability of ships.

Autograph note by J.E. Denison on f 4v reads 'The D. of P. Albion & Queen & changes in their build'.

Dated from watermark.
Termmaritime vessels, ships, 'Albion'
maritime vessels, ships, 'Queen'
navies, British
government departments, Admiralty

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA10046Burke; John (1787-1848); Mr; genealogist1787-1848
NA10047Burke; John B. (1814-1892); Sir; king-of-arms1814-1892
NA8975Symonds; William (1782-1856); Sir; rear-admiral1782-1856
NA9888Eden; George (1784-1849); 1st Earl of Auckland; statesman1784-1849
NA1045Bentinck; William H. Cavendish-Scott- (1768-1854); 4th Duke of Portland; styled Marquess of Titchfield 1768-18091768-1854
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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