Document ReferenceOs C 611
TitleLetter from William C. Copperthwaite, Malton, Yorkshire, to J.E. Denison; 25 Feb. 1854
Date25 February 1854
Extent6 ff
Content DescriptionBelieves country does not need extension of present Reform Bill; refers to manufacturing interests, agricultural prices and cost of poor rate; comments on potential for local strikes; believes Denison should look at interests of borough and of voters; refers to proposal of Mr Pickering as county M.P.; comments on political education of electorate; hopes Denison will visit; refers to faction fighting at local political meeting; states that Denison is to address another meeting; makes comments on Denison's speech; believes there to be little enthusiasm for reform.

Note on f 6v refers to patronage of local Methodist candidate.
Termpolitics, local
parliamentary business, bills, Reform Bill 1854
politics, reform
social conditions
elections, Malton 1854
public opinion

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA9998Copperthwaite; William C. (fl 1848-1854); Mr; of Malton Yorkshirefl 1848-1854
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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