Document ReferenceTHF/X/3/6/17/1-2
TitleLetter from 'Sy' [John T. Townshend, 2nd Viscount Sydney], Frognal [Kent], to [the Hon. John R. Townshend]; 19-24 Aug. 1826
Date19-24 August 1826
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionNews that the 'fat headed' rector of Chis't [Chislehurst] [Francis Dawson] has written to John's sister [Sophia] and asked to meet her; she has said no; wishes his 'uncle of Canterbury' [Charles Manners-Sutton, Archbishop of Canterbury] would give him a second living; repeats the reasons why the prospect of a marriage with Dawson was disliked; (24 Aug) John's niece Frances Sophia was christened today; news of mutual friends; John's letter from Moscow arrived on the 21st after three weeks; is surprised that the communications are so bad; walked the whole length of 'Oxford Road' [Oxford Street] shopping with Sophia, and met Jack Manners; reports that the Duke of Leeds has offered to see his daughter [Charlotte Lane-Fox née Osborne] if she tells him the name of the person who carried on the business between her and [Sackville Lane] Fox; discusses the issue of silk manufacture and the admission of French and Indian silks; asks to be brought 'Russian Stock' seeds for the garden.
Termhorticulture, seeds
imports and exports, silk
trade, silk
social news
marriage, broken engagements

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA63063Townshend; John T. (1764-1831); 2nd Viscount Sydney1764-1831
NA6621Townshend; John R. (1805-1890); Earl Sydney; 3rd Viscount; cr. earl 18741805-1890
NA79041Dawson; Francis (fl 1826); Mr; grandson of Thomas Thoroton of Screveton; rector of Chislehurst, Kentfl 1826
NA79040Cust; Sophia M. (-1852); Mrs; née Townshend, daughter of 2nd Viscount Sydney; wife of Peregrine Francis Cust-1852
NA22518Osborne; George William Frederick (1775-1838); 6th Duke of Leeds; succ. 17991775-1838
NA79044Fox; Charlotte M.A.G. Lane- (-1874); Mrs; née Osborne, daughter of 6th Duke of Leeds; wife of Sackville Lane-Fox-1874
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