Catalogue description VOL. 4A Summary of Contents. Political correspondence and memoranda. Parliament and...

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VOL. 4A Summary of Contents. Political correspondence and memoranda. Parliament and government administration: question of resignation or dissolution; Lord Melbourne's indecision; Joseph Parkes' memorandum. Tariffs and free trade: sugar duties; table ofconsumption, prices etc.; question of slave-grown crops. Corn duties and the revenue. Timber duties. Gen. election June 1841. City of London electors' requisition; City poll results. JR's farewell address to Stroud electors. JR's draft for the Queen's speech. Sir William Hooker appointed director, of Kew gardens; seeks Prince Alberts interest. Colonial affairs: Canada: legislation and finances following Union; Kingston as seat of new government. American border dispute. Defence expenditure and immigration. Sir John Harvey recalled from New Brunswick. Correspondence: JR.; Lords Sydenham, Palmerston, Anglesey, Wellesley; Edward Ellice; Sir Charles Metcalfe and others. Colonial affairs: New Zealand: appointment of Bishop Selwyn as Primate. Colonial affairs: Bermuda: J.W. Croker's views on defence of the island. Colonial affairs: Jamaica: sickness and mortality of troops. Correspondence: Lord F. Somerset; Gen. Sir W. Gomm. Foreign affairs: China: East India Company's punitive expedition to Chusan. Disagreements between British and Indian commanders in chief. Question of precedence of naval and military officers. Disatisfaction with Capt. Charles Elliot. Lord Palmerston considers expedition a failure. Foreign affairs: Eastern Question: crisis aftermath; Sir David Wilkie's report on his Syrian journey. Maj. Gen. Sir Charles Smith at Acre. Foreign affairs: Lord William Russell's letters from Berlin. Ireland: franchise proposals. Question of appointment of a Roman Catholic chancellor. Corn tariffs. Personal: JR and Holland family affairs. Correspondence: JR.; Lady Holland; John Allen; Col. C.R. Fox; Henry Lord Holland. Personal: JR engaged to Lady Frances Elliot; question of Scottish marriage

Date: 1841 Jan.-June
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Not Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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