Document ReferenceOs C 58
TitleLetter from [J.R. Townshend], Viscount Sydney, [later 1st Earl Sydney], Foots Cray, Kent, to J.E. Denison; 7 Feb. 1869
Date7 February 1869
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to agreement for modifications to Court dress at home and abroad; states that Mr Bright's costume has been on order since 1859 and that 'the Quaker' may adapt dress due to religious principles; believes public will approve modifications; informs him that he does not yet know whether Parliament will be opened in person or not [by Queen Victoria].
Termparliamentary business, opening
ceremonial, court dress
religions, Quakers
monarchy, British

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA985Victoria (1819-1901); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland; Empress of India1819-1901
NA923Bright; John (1811-1889); statesman and orator1811-1889
NA6621Townshend; John R. (1805-1890); Earl Sydney; 3rd Viscount; cr. earl 18741805-1890
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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