Document ReferenceOs C 521
TitleLetter from [F. Egerton], 1st Earl of Ellesmere, Worsley, Lancashire, to J.E. Denison; 20 Nov. 1853
Date20 November 1853
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionComments on difficulties in answering letters due to Denison's movements in Italy; comments on [Pope Pius IX]; refers to his ill-health; comments on strikes and economic distress in neighbourhood [Lancashire]; states that miners are more contented than 'manufacturing population'; refers to Lord John Russell's pledge on franchise; states that it is impossible to publish account of their American expedition; comments on [Daniel Webster] and state of American art; refers to [Benjamin] Haydon as 'a clever author & excrable artist' and advises Denison to read his journal; refers to dining with with Lady Shelburne and 'Sir Joshuas Mrs Sheridan'; refers to news of [Lord] Beaufort and [Princess] Esterhazy; comments on divisions in Cabinet over reform; believes Palmerston and Gladstone are held in public esteem; refers to book of Faraday lectures concerning properties of ozone.
Termart, American
parliamentary business, reform
economic affairs
industrial unrest, strikes
social conditions, England
social news
science, ozone
public opinion
government departments, Cabinet

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6087Pius IX (1792-1878); Pope; Giovanni M.M. Ferretti Pope from 18461792-1878
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA9690Webster; Daniel (1782-1852); Mr; American statesman1782-1852
NA10094Haydon; Benjamin R. (1786-1846); Mr; artist and author1786-1846
NA143Temple; Henry John (1784-1865); 3rd Viscount Palmerston; succ. 1802; statesman; Prime Minster 1855-1858 and 1859-18651784-1865
NA982Gladstone; William E. (1809-1898); P.M. 1868-74 1880-85 1886 1892-941809-1898
NA10095Faraday; Michael (1791-1867); Mr; scientist1791-1867
NA9701Fitzmaurice; Emily J. Petty- (1819-1895); Marchioness of Lansdowne; Lady Shelburne until 1863 Baroness Naire from 1867 wife of 4th Marquess1819-1895
NA10096Somerset; Henry (1792-1853); 7th Duke of Beaufort; M.P. succeeded 18351792-1853
NA10097Esterhazy; Sarah F.C. (1822-1853); Princess Esterhazy; daughter of 5th Earl of Jersey1822-1853
NA9447Egerton; Francis (1800-1857); 1st Earl of Ellesmere; also F. Leveson-Gower M.P.1800-1857
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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