Document ReferenceOs C 519
TitleLetter from Sir C. Wood, [later 1st Viscount Halifax], Hickleton, Yorkshire, to J.E. Denison; 10 Oct. 1852
Date10 October 1852
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to Duke of Newcastle's letter concerning attack on [un-named] member of Lord Russell's Government; states that he believes member is Lord Grey; reports Grey's comments that Irish opposition to Russell makes it impossible to gain House of Commons majority; comments that Duke [of Newcastle]'s letter conveyed differing sentiments concerning Russell's leadership of House; enquires whether Wilson Patten will chair Ways and Means Committee; describes office as 'disagreeable'; refers to his East Riding tenants; refers to rent rises and land values; states that necessary building work is expensive; refers to architectural designs in comparison with Castle Howard; informs him that Lady Grey is staying and invites the Denisons to visit.
Termgovernments, Whig Government 1846-52
estate business, tenants
estate business, rentals
political intrigue
parliamentary business, committees, Ways and Means Committee
social news
governments, Conservative Government 1852
building works

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA945Clinton; Henry P.F. Pelham- (1811-1864); 5th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; styled Earl of Lincoln until 18511811-1864
NA6636Grey; Henry G. (1802-1894); 3rd Earl Grey1802-1894
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA9623Patten; John Wilson (1802-1892); Baron Winmarleigh; Lancashire M.P. and statesman created 18741802-1892
NA1016Scott; Charlotte (1806-1889); Viscountess Ossington; née Cavendish-Bentinck m 1827 J.E. Denison Viscount Ossington1806-1889
NA9696Grey; Maria (1803-1879); Countess Grey; née Copley wife 3rd Earl1803-1879
NA211Wood; Charles (1800-1885); 1st Viscount Halifax; Secretary of State for India 1859-66 created Viscount Halifax 18661800-1885
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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