Document ReferenceOs C 484
TitleLetter from A. Bonham-Carter, Carlisle Place, London, to Sir G. Grey; 26 Nov. 1870
Date26 November 1870
Extent3 ff
Content DescriptionComments that Sir T. Erskine May has accepted chief clerkship of House of Commons on Sir Denis Le Marchant's retirement and that Mr Palgrave is to be promoted; wishes to recommend himself to Speaker [Denison] for vacant junior clerkship post; asks for George Grey's support; describes his career in House [of Commons] since 1854; states that he was Private Secretary to Mr FitzRoy and worked for Mr Cowper, Commissioner of Works; was made referee of private bills by Speaker but work is sessional and now wishes permanent position; informs him that his elder brother [John Bonham-Carter] has addressed Speaker on his behalf; comments that he is applying to Sir George Grey due to his friendship with his father.

Refers to Os C 476.
appointments, government
patronage, political
patronage, social
civil service

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA10061Carter; John Bonham- (1817-1884); Mr; Deputy Speaker of House of Commons 1872-741817-1884
NA9720May; Thomas Erskine (1815-1886); 1st Baron Farnborough; constitutional jurist created 18861815-1886
NA10059Le Marchant; Denis (1795-1874); 1st Baronet; M.P. chief clerk House of Commons 1850-711795-1874
NA9625Palgrave; Reginald F.D. (1829-1904); Sir; clerk of House of Commons 1886-19001829-1904
NA199Denison; J. Evelyn (1800-1873); 1st Viscount Ossington; M.P. Speaker of House of Commons 1857-72 created Viscount Ossington 18721800-1873
NA6692Temple; William F. Cowper- (1811-1888); Baron Mount-Temple; created 18801811-1888
NA10067Fitzroy; Henry (1807-1859); Mr; M.P. chief commissioner of works 18591807-1859
NA10068Carter; John Bonham- (1788-1838); Mr; father of John and Alfred Bonham-Carter1788-1838
NA10060Carter; Alfred Bonham- (1825-1910); Mr; referee of private bills House of Commons 1866-19031825-1910
NA6685Grey; George (1799-1882); 2nd Baronet; statesman1799-1882
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