Document ReferenceOs C 526
TitleLetter from [H.P.F. Pelham-Clinton], 5th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne, Downing Street, London, to J.E. Denison; 5 Dec. 1853
Date5 December 1853
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionInforms him that he was unaware of Denison's visit; refers to improvements for Sir William [Denison] in governing Van Diemen's Land; states that there are no plans at present to remove him as Governor due to his length of service but he cannot show partiality as Sir Charles Fitzroy has been given notice after same term of years; comments that he wishes terms as Governor were 'forever'; discusses exercise of patronage; refers to Denman's statement [in House]; comments on conditions of Nottinghamshire farmers; states that weather is 'the worst summer & autumn I ever remember'.
Termweather, England
social conditions, England
agriculture, Nottinghamshire
governments, Van Diemen's Land 1853
appointments, colonial
patronage, political

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA207Denison; William T. (1804-1871); Sir; colonial governor brother of J.E. Denison knighted 18461804-1871
NA8692Fitzroy; Charles A. (1796-1858); Sir; governor of New South Wales 1846-501796-1858
NA10007Denman; Thomas (1779-1854); 1st Baron Denman; M.P. Speaker House of Lords 18351779-1854
NA945Clinton; Henry P.F. Pelham- (1811-1864); 5th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; styled Earl of Lincoln until 18511811-1864
NA199Denison; J. Evelyn (1800-1873); 1st Viscount Ossington; M.P. Speaker of House of Commons 1857-72 created Viscount Ossington 18721800-1873
PL123/Van Diemen's Land
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