Document ReferenceDe Wm C 251
TitleIncomplete letter from Sir W.T. Denison, Government House, Sydney, Australia, to W.E. Denison and F.G. Denison; 23 May 1857
Date23 May 1857
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses social activities; comments that he is hoping to create greater sense of Christian community among members of their parish and refers to importance of following good example; discusses family news from England; his brother Charles has sent him shells from India for his collection; comments on new gas lighting in their house; refers to his proposed visit to Melbourne; informs them of family news; comments on recent excessive rainfall; discusses sermons of various authors and importance of Bible study; describes various public events in honour of Queen [Victoria]'s birthday; discusses book he has been reading; refers to visit to the races and effect of rain on course and roads; comments on further social events; refers to his health; discusses religious issues; discusses how it is possible to prove that the moon rotates on its axis.

Includes postscript from C.L. Denison explaining why letter was not finished.

Previous page numbering 55-56.
Termgas, lighting
religions, Church of England
weather, Australia
sports, horse racing
publications, books
social life, Australia
family news, Denison family

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA208Denison; Caroline L. (1818-1899); Lady Denison; née Hornby wife of William T. Denison1818-1899
NA8973Metcalfe; Charles T. (1785-1846); 1st Baron Metcalfe1785-1846
NA8688Denison; Charles A. (1819-1877); Lieutenant-Colonel; brother of J.E. Denison1819-1877
NA8923Barkly; Henry (1815-1898); Sir; governor of Victoria 1856-631815-1898
NA8724Paley; William (1743-1805); Dr; archdeacon of Carlisle author1743-1805
NA8940Whately; Richard (1787-1863); Archbishop of Dublin; Archbishop 1831-631787-1863
NA1899Arnold; Thomas (1795-1842); Dr; headmaster of Rugby school 1828-42; author1795-1842
NA985Victoria (1819-1901); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland; Empress of India1819-1901
NA1016Scott; Charlotte (1806-1889); Viscountess Ossington; née Cavendish-Bentinck m 1827 J.E. Denison Viscount Ossington1806-1889
NA8694Denison; Mary C. (1839-); Miss; daughter of W.T. Denison1839-
NA216Denison; Alfred R. (1816-1887); brother and private secretary to J.E. Denison1816-1887
NA8698Breeks; Susan M. (1841-); Mrs; daughter of W.T. Denison1841-
NA8696Denison; Caroline E. (1850-); Miss; daughter of W.T. Denison1850-
NA8974Barrow; Isaac (1630-1677); Prof.; mathematician divine and author1630-1677
NA207Denison; William T. (1804-1871); Sir; colonial governor brother of J.E. Denison knighted 18461804-1871
NA209Denison; William E. (1843-1916); Captain; son of W.T. Denison1843-1916
NA210Denison; Frank G. (1844-); son of W.T. Denison1844-
PL9177/Homebush/New South Wales/Australia
PL122/New South Wales/Australia
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