Document ReferenceOs C 632
TitleLetter from T.E. May, [later 1st Baron Farnborough], to J.E. Denison; 9 Jan. 1867
Date9 January 1867
Extent6 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to changes in private bill legislation and appointment of parliamentary referees; appointments will relieve pressure on Mr Rickards [as counsel to Speaker] and Mr Dodson; hopes that Lords will use referees to submit bills to committee; refers to Mr Adair and changes to Board of Trade report procedure; states that barriers are needed to prevent 'ugly rush' to [House of] Lords and informs him that issue was raised by Colonel Wilson Patten; refers to Bonham-Carter and Sir Denis [Le Marchant] at Committee Office; refers to Reform Bill proposal; quotes Lord Derby's comments; comments on election expenses; gives Colonel Taylor's address; comments on London weather.

F 5 and 6 are continuation of letter; refers to Reform Bill discussion at Carlton [Club]; discusses stance of political parties; comments on Disraeli's views; Delane believes there will be no dissolution [of parliament].
Termpolitical parties, Tories
political parties, Whigs
political parties, Radicals
parliamentary business, committees
appointments, political
parliamentary business, bills, Reform Bill 1867
elections, cost of
clubs and societies, gentlemen's clubs

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA10186Dodson; John G. (1825-1897); 1st Baron Monk Bretton; deputy speaker to J.E. Denison created Baron 18841825-1897
NA10187Rickards; George K. (1812-1889); Sir; political economist1812-1889
NA9623Patten; John Wilson (1802-1892); Baron Winmarleigh; Lancashire M.P. and statesman created 18741802-1892
NA10059Le Marchant; Denis (1795-1874); 1st Baronet; M.P. chief clerk House of Commons 1850-711795-1874
NA10061Carter; John Bonham- (1817-1884); Mr; Deputy Speaker of House of Commons 1872-741817-1884
NA6073Stanley; Edward G. Smith- (1799-1869); 14th Earl of Derby; statesman1799-1869
NA314Disraeli; Benjamin (1804-1881); 1st Earl of Beaconsfield; statesman; created Earl of Beaconsfield 18761804-1881
NA10045Delane; John T. (1817-1879); Mr; editor of The Times1817-1879
NA9720May; Thomas Erskine (1815-1886); 1st Baron Farnborough; constitutional jurist created 18861815-1886
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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