Document ReferenceTHF/X/3/6/6/1-3
TitleLetter from 'Sy' [John T. Townshend, 2nd Viscount Sydney], Grosvenor Square, [London], to the Hon. John R. Townshend at the Duke of Devonshire's Embassy, St Petersburg; 28-29 Jun. 1826
Date28-29 June 1826
Extent4 ff plus wrapper
Content DescriptionHeard the day before yesterday of the Duke of Devonshire's safe landing at Cronstadt [Kronstadt, Russia], and discusses the 'mutinous' behaviour of some of the passengers; the Duke of Leeds is excessively hurt by Sackville Fox and Lady Charlotte Osborne and especially with the complicity of his friend Lord Frederick Bentinck in the business; news of Nathaniel Clements; is enjoying the sunshine; discusses the lifestyle of Mr B[- illegible] at Alverstoke; lists the people engaged to be married; Louisa Kerr is mortified that her two younger sisters are marrying before her; has received his letter of 1 June and is glad to hear he has landed; remarks on the long drought and the lack of hay and potatoes in Ireland; plans for alterations at Frognal; news of the General Election; social news and gossip.
Termelections, general 1826
marriage, elopements
social news
weather, drought, 1826

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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
NA68525Fox; Sackville W. Lane (1797-1874); Mr; father of 12th Baron Conyers; brother-in-law of 7th Duke of Leeds1797-1874
NA79044Fox; Charlotte M.A.G. Lane- (-1874); Mrs; née Osborne, daughter of 6th Duke of Leeds; wife of Sackville Lane-Fox-1874
NA22518Osborne; George William Frederick (1775-1838); 6th Duke of Leeds; succ. 17991775-1838
NA79043Clements; Nathaniel (1768-1854); 2nd Earl of Leitrim; succ. 1804; cr. 1st Baron Clements of Kilmacrenan in UK peerage 18311768-1854
NA13221Cavendish; William S. (1790-1858); 6th Duke of Devonshire; succ. 1811; styled Marquess of Hartington to 18111790-1858
PL99915Frognal House/Sidcup/Kent/England
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