Document ReferenceOs C 458
TitleLetter from [F. Russell], 7th Duke of Bedford, Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire, to J.E. Denison; 19 Dec. 1847
Date19 December 1847
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to Denison's interest in agricultural improvements and improvement of labourers' social conditions; believes good housing to be basis of improvement; invites Denison and Lady Charlotte to visit; informs him that Lord Portman and Lord De Mauley are staying; refers to his cottage building activities; believes landlords are allies; further discusses cottages and estates; refers to health of labourers.
Termagricultural improvements
social conditions, England
occupations and professions, agricultural labourers
social life, invitations
housing, conditions
building works

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1016Scott; Charlotte (1806-1889); Viscountess Ossington; née Cavendish-Bentinck m 1827 J.E. Denison Viscount Ossington1806-1889
NA9676Portman; Edward B. (1799-1888); 1st Viscount Portman; M.P. 1823-33 Baron from 1837 Viscount from 18731799-1888
NA10050Ponsonby; William F.S. (1787-1855); 1st Baron De Mauley1787-1855
NA9706Russell; Francis (1788-1861); 7th Duke of Bedford; succeeded 18391788-1861
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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