Document ReferenceOs C 495
TitleDraft letter from J.E. Denison, Burlington House, London, to [C.W.W. Fitzwilliam], 5th Earl Fitzwilliam; 6 July 1846
Date6 July 1846
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionStates that Government [appointments] are completed and Cabinet can now be reviewed; refers to [Robert] Peel's party [Tories] and Protectionists; believes deficiency of Cabinet is its inadequate representation of landed interests although great towns, law, and anti-corn law league are all represented; includes lists of towns with representation; comments that Lord Morpeth represents West Riding of Yorkshire; states that Lord Lansdowne is the only landed representative but health restricts his activities in administration; states that Morpeth is influenced by Yorkshire manufacturers and anti-corn law league; comments that Lord Grey believes repeal of corn laws will increase his rents; believes no-one represents agricultural constituency and social conditions and local government issues will not be fully understood; believes rural issues need careful handling.
TermCorn Laws
political movements, Anti-Corn Law League
political parties, Protectionists
appointments, government
political parties, Tories
politics, representation
social conditions, England
poverty, relief of
politics, local

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1860Peel; Robert (1788-1850); 2nd Baronet; Prime Minister 1841-18461788-1850
NA9663Howard; George W.F. (1802-1864); 7th Earl of Carlisle; styled Viscount Morpeth succeeded 18481802-1864
NA10080Fitzmaurice; Henry C.K. Petty- (1845-1927); 5th Marquess of Lansdowne; statesman succeeded 18661845-1927
NA6636Grey; Henry G. (1802-1894); 3rd Earl Grey1802-1894
NA199Denison; J. Evelyn (1800-1873); 1st Viscount Ossington; M.P. Speaker of House of Commons 1857-72 created Viscount Ossington 18721800-1873
NA9655Fitzwilliam; Charles W. Wentworth- (1786-1857); 5th Earl Fitzwilliam; 3rd Earl of 2nd creation; succ. 18331786-1857
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