Document ReferenceOs C 496
TitleLetter from [C.W.W. Fitzwilliam], 5th Earl Fitzwilliam, Milton House, Northamptonshire, to J.E. Denison; 7 July 1846
Date7 July 1846
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionAgrees with Denison's sentiments [on landed interests in Cabinet]; states that he has written to Duke of Bedford to discuss [Richard] Cobden; believes Whig administration should have landed character; refers to free traders; states that administration needs landed foundations without excluding manufacturing interests; describes Lord Lansdowne as [Irish] not English landowner and refers to him as 'statesman' not 'country gentleman'; believes great opportunity lost has been lost; discusses Lord Morpeth's address; compares Robert Peel to Cesar Borgia as he believes he 'invited the squires in 1841 and...killed them in 1846'.

Autograph note by J.E. Denison on f 4v reads 'Letter to Ld Fitz on the formation of the Govt. July 1846 by Ld J Russell & Ld Fitz's answer'.

Relates to Os C 497.
TermFree Trade
government departments, Cabinet
governments, Whig Government 1846-52

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1900Cobden; Richard (1804-1865); Mr; statesman1804-1865
NA9706Russell; Francis (1788-1861); 7th Duke of Bedford; succeeded 18391788-1861
NA6250Fitzmaurice; Henry Petty- (1780-1863); 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne; succeeded 18181780-1863
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA9663Howard; George W.F. (1802-1864); 7th Earl of Carlisle; styled Viscount Morpeth succeeded 18481802-1864
NA1860Peel; Robert (1788-1850); 2nd Baronet; Prime Minister 1841-18461788-1850
NA9655Fitzwilliam; Charles W. Wentworth- (1786-1857); 5th Earl Fitzwilliam; 3rd Earl of 2nd creation; succ. 18331786-1857
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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