Document ReferenceOs C 614
TitleLetter from C. Paget, Ruddington Grange, Ruddington, Nottinghamshire, to J.E. Denison; 1 Mar. 1854
Date1 March 1854
Extent5 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to Denison's health; informs him that he has made enquiries at Nottingham into opinions on Reform Bill; refers to opinions of Mr Enfield and Mr Birkin; comments on disenfranchisement of farmers; compares franchise in Nottingham with Birmingham and Sheffield; discusses local politics; compares franchise in manufacturing and rural villages; states that 30 of Ratcliffe votes will come from Lord Manvers' servants; comments on Ruddington tenants; refers to protectionist clause in new bill; refers to opinions of Hungarian refugee who is staying at Ruddington regarding European political situation; thanks Denison for recommending book 'Of the Plurality of Worlds'.
Termpolitics, European
parliamentary business, bills, Reform Bill 1854
politics, local
public opinion

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA9967Enfield; William (1801-1873); Mr; Nottingham town clerk 1845-701801-1873
NA9969Birkin; Richard (1805-1870); Mr; lace manufacturer1805-1870
NA8312Pierrepont; Charles Herbert (1778-1860); 2nd Earl Manvers; succ. 18161778-1860
NA9523Paget; Charles (1799-1873); Mr; M.P. for Ruddington Nottinghamshire 1856-651799-1873
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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