Document ReferenceOs C 77
TitleLetter from F. Ryder, Viscountess Sandon, [later Countess of Harrowby] Knowsley, Lancashire, to J.E. Denison, Ossington, Nottinghamshire; 15 Sept. 1830
Date15 September 1830
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDescribes William Huskisson's accident [at opening Liverpool-Manchester railway]; is being treated at Eccles Vicarge where his wife is in attendence; believes he is not expected to survive; eye-witness account was gained from Lord Sandon; describes extent of crowds at railway opening; believes railway director is partly to blame due to speed of train.

Autograph note by J.E. Denison on f 2v reads 'Lady Frances Sandon from Liverpool announcing Mr Huskisson's accidents on the Railway'.
Termaccidents, railway
railways, Liverpool-Manchester opening

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA9480Ryder; Dudley (1798-1882); 2nd Earl of Harrowby; styled Viscount Sandon 1809-18471798-1882
NA9468Huskisson; William (1770-1830); Mr; statesman1770-1830
NA9633Huskisson; Elizabeth M. (fl 1828); Mrs; née Milbanke wife of W. Huskissonfl 1828
NA9479Ryder; Frances (1801-1859); Countess of Harrowby; née Stuart styled Viscountess Sandon until 18471801-1859
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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