Document ReferenceOs C 554
TitleCopy of of letter from J.E. Denison, Speaker's House, Westminster, London, to [S. Wilberforce], Bishop of Oxford; 5 Feb. 1863
Date5 February 1863
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionStates that British Museum trusteeship is delicate matter; informs him that he received letter in Nov. 1862 from Mr Walpole at Lord Stanhope's suggestion recommending Mr Disraeli; has waited until his opinion has been asked on matter; comments that consideration of appointment is still pending; states that he cannot speak to Lord Palmerston due to difficulty of his position.

Autograph note by J.E. Denison on f 2v reads 'Letters from Bp of Oxford ab[ou]t his being made a Trustee of the British Museum & my answer 1863'.

Relates to Os C 553.
Termlegal business, trustees, British Museum
patronage, personal

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA9855Stanhope; Philip H. (1805-1875); 5th Earl Stanhope; styled Viscount Mahon 1816-1855 historian1805-1875
NA314Disraeli; Benjamin (1804-1881); 1st Earl of Beaconsfield; statesman; created Earl of Beaconsfield 18761804-1881
NA9857Walpole; Spencer H. (1806-1898); Mr1806-1898
NA143Temple; Henry John (1784-1865); 3rd Viscount Palmerston; succ. 1802; statesman; Prime Minster 1855-1858 and 1859-18651784-1865
NA199Denison; J. Evelyn (1800-1873); 1st Viscount Ossington; M.P. Speaker of House of Commons 1857-72 created Viscount Ossington 18721800-1873
NA7627Wilberforce; Samuel (1805-1873); Bishop of Winchester; Bishop of Oxford 1845-69 Winchester 18691805-1873
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