Document ReferencePw M 332
TitleLetter from George A.F. Cavendish Bentinck, Brownsea Island [Dorset] to Rawdon Brown; 1 Jan. 1880
Date1 January 1880
Extent2 ff (plus envelope)
Content DescriptionConfirms that he has not heard from Edwards. Returns Jessie's letter [not present] and feels unable to offer advice on the matter [possibly referring to the breakdown of the marriage of Jessica and Sir Tatton Sykes?].

Discusses his seat at the Whitehaven election and radical uprisings. Goes on to discuss the troubles in India. Compares conduct over India to the Whig reaction to the Peninsular War, and quotes Lord Byron's response to the Battle of Waterloo.

Gives news of the terrible weather, including the Tay Bridge disaster [collapse of the Tay Bridge resulting in the death of an entire train full of passengers, 28 Dec. 1879].

Pw M 332/2 is an envelope addressed to Sigr Rawdon Brown, Casa della Vida, Venezia.
Termmarriage, separation
politics, British, radical
elections, Whitehaven
nationalism, Indian
politics, Indian
colonial affairs, India
Waterloo, Battle of, 1815
weather, severe storms
accidents, railways

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA79683Sykes; Tatton (1826-1913); 5th Baronet; succ. 1863; married C.A. Jessica Cavendish-Bentinck in 18741826-1913
NA71273Sykes; C.A. Jessica (1852-1912); Lady Sykes; dau. of G.A.F. Cavendish-Bentinck; estranged wife of Sir Tatton Sykes 5th Bart, married 1874; spendthrift1852-1912
NA7556Byron; George Gordon (1788-1824); 6th Baron Byron; poet1788-1824
NA650Brown; Rawdon Lubbock (1803-1883); historian; editor of Calendars of Venetian State Papers1803-1883
NA1107Bentinck; George A.F. Cavendish- (1821-1891); Mr; M.P.; son of Lord Frederick Bentinck1821-1891
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