Document ReferenceOs C 64
TitleLetter from [D. Ryder], Viscount Sandon, [later 2nd Earl of Harrowby], Torquay, Devon, to J.E. Denison, Ossington, Nottinghamshire; 10 Jan. 1829
Date10 January 1829
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAlludes to current state of rapid political change and refers to Irish Question as looking 'black'; describes Wellington's letter on subject [published by Curtis] as 'absurd in its sentiments' and will make it difficult to maintain his current ambiguous position; argues that Wellington will be forced to take action which will create real opposition [in House of Commons]; discusses easing of diplomatic tensions in relationship with Canada; refers to F. Leveson's estates in Ireland; alludes to problems caused by Lord A [Marquess of Anglesey]'s letter and views on Catholic Question; refers to visit by Lady Bute.

Autograph note by J.E. Denison on f 2v reads 'Ld Sandon 1829 ab Public Affairs'.
Termgovernments, Wellington Ministry 1829
diplomacy, with Canada
politics, opposition
Irish affairs, politics
religious affairs, Roman Catholic emancipation

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6019Wellesley; Arthur (1769-1852); 1st Duke of Wellington1769-1852
NA9482Stuart; Maria Crichton- (1793-1841); Marchioness of Bute; wife of 2nd Marquess1793-1841
NA9447Egerton; Francis (1800-1857); 1st Earl of Ellesmere; also F. Leveson-Gower M.P.1800-1857
NA9635Paget; Henry W. (1768-1854); 1st Marquess of Anglesey; created 1815 Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1828-29 and 1830-331768-1854
NA9480Ryder; Dudley (1798-1882); 2nd Earl of Harrowby; styled Viscount Sandon 1809-18471798-1882
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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