VOL. 7B Summary of Contents. Political and administrative correspondence and memoranda. Politics and government: Exchequer quarterly returns; emoluments of Serjeant at Arms. J. B. Macaulay's political review: he cannot vote against the secret ballot andleaves parliamentary life. Sir Charles Trevelyan's memorandum on Public Boards, the Audit Office and expenditure control. Correspondence: Sir Charles Wood; Henry Tufnell; Sir George Grey; Duke of Newcastle; J. Poulett Scrope; A. Bannerman and others. Ireland: unrest; fears of general uprising. Dismissal of a co. Galway magistrate. Obstacles to landlord and tenant legislation. Ireland: J.R's state of Ireland memorandum of Mar. 30 and cabinet views thereon. Cost of Ireland to British taxpayers. Question of punishment for treason; suggested procedure for appointment of sheriffs. Ireland: Question of Union repeal: ".... we have declared our firm will against (it)" ... J.R. (fs. 350-3). Poor Law abuses. Ireland: Correspondence: J.R; Sir R. Routh; J. Pim; J. O'Connell; E. Bullen; Duke of Leinster; J. N. Redington; Sir Charles Wood; Lords Clare, Grey, Clanricarde, Palmerston, Campbell, Clarendon; Col. Harry Jones; C. E. Trevelyan; R. Lalor Sheil; H. Labouchere and others. Foreign affairs: Italy: Lord Minto's reports from Naples and Sicily; his proposals for a joint kingdom; notes effect of French revolution on Sicily. Ralph Abercromby's reports on Sardinia, Piedmont and Lombardy. Fears of a French attack on northern Italy. The Milan uprising (vivid description by an unidentified schoolboy, f. 138). Foreign affairs: France: Provisional government: de Lamartine's correspondence with Duke of Wellington. The French royal family at Claremont. Correspondence: J.R; Lords Spencer, Normanby, Lansdowne, Palmerston; J. Wellesley; Charles Greville. Foreign affairs: Schleswig Holstein: revolt of the Duchies and Prussian invasion of Jutland. Sir Charles Wood considers that Britain should confine involvement to mediation. Colonial affairs: Mosquito coast; question of defence and protection; Nicaraguan claims. Mauritius: proposed recruitment of men from Calais for engineering service in the island. Colonial affairs: Cape of Good Hope: question of payment for the Kaffir wars. Colonial affairs: Sierra Leone: appointment of Queen's advocate. Colonial affairs: Proposal to extend Board of Trade functions to include colonies. Correspondence: Lord Grey; Gen. Sir H. Smith; H. Labouchere and others. Defence: Navy: naval dispositions in the Mediterranean (named ships); Lord Auckland wants "every ship of the line (to) have her attendant steamer" (fs. 136-7). Defence: Army: Fox Maule's views on Artillery and Ordnance recruitment. Chartism: failure of "monster" procession of April 10; decline of movement; reports from Scotland. Duke of Buckingham offers his yeomanry regiment to assist government. Correspondence: Lord Spencer; Sir George Grey; C. E. Trevelyan; Joseph Hume and others. Ecclesiastical: appointment of Dr. Graham to diocese of Chester. Church leases: J. Shaw Lefevre's interpretation of 5 & 6 Vict. C.108. Education: Cambridge university: Dr. Phelps, vice chancellor, appointed to living of Willingham: correspondence of J.R. and Prince Albert. Study reform: report of the Syndicate; recommends new courses in Moral and Natural Sciences. Personal: J.R.'s poor health; birth of his second son; Duke of Bedford sends him two heifers from his herd. Lord Edward Russell's debts: "... the Duchess ... intends to sell Campden Hill (to raise) the money" (fs. 87-8).