Document ReferenceOs C 805
TitleLetter from W.E. Gladstone, Hawarden, Wales, to J.E. Denison; 6 Nov. 1868
Date6 November 1868
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionStates that Denison's period as Speaker is about to expire; informs him that Walpole has refused to be nominated for speakership in new House of Commons; hopes Denison will be proposed for Liberals against any Government candidate; believes Prime Minister [Disraeli] will accept Liberal nomination [of Denison] unopposed despite lack of precedent; hopes Denison's nephew [Edward] continues to prosper; states that he cannot take his part against Philip Handley but would gladly see him in Parliament.

Post-script refers to funeral of [H. Leveson-Gower, Duchess of Sutherland] at Trentham [Hall].

Marked 'Private' on f 1r.
elections, speakership, 1868
governments, Conservative Government 1866-68
governments, Liberal Government 1868-74
political parties, Liberals
elections, Newark 1868
parliamentary business, procedures

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA9857Walpole; Spencer H. (1806-1898); Mr1806-1898
NA314Disraeli; Benjamin (1804-1881); 1st Earl of Beaconsfield; statesman; created Earl of Beaconsfield 18761804-1881
NA8621Denison; Edward (1840-1870); Mr; philanthropist; nephew of J.E. Denison1840-1870
NA6696Gower; Harriet E.G. Sutherland-Leveson- (1806-1868); Duchess of Sutherland; wife of 2nd Duke1806-1868
NA10359Handley; Philip (1809-1884); Mr; Mayor of Newark 18631809-1884
NA982Gladstone; William E. (1809-1898); P.M. 1868-74 1880-85 1886 1892-941809-1898
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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