Correspondence About Brecon and Merthyr Railway/Bute Dock Bills Part 2

Correspondence About Brecon and Merthyr Railway/Bute Dock Bills Part 2
  • Title: Plymouth Estate Correspondence 2

  • Date : 17/18 February 1864

  • Catalogue number : Glamorgan Archives DPL/821/26

  • Description :

    Our group found correspondence in the Plymouth Estate collection held by Glamorgan Archives that showed Lady Windsor was active in opposing a number of bills that threatened her interests.  As well as the Bute Dock Bill, this letter, from Samuel Dobson to James Tomson, Lady Windsor’s Agent, shows that she was also opposing the Brecon and Merthyr Bill which was going through Parliament at the same time.

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  • Transcript:

    ...to Lady Windsor.  I don’t know what your views are, but I cannot come to the same conclusions that Mr Burnett seems to have come to.  I don’t for a moment suppose that Lady Windsor alone could throw out the Bute Bill, but I think she might contribute materially towards that object; and considering the magnitude of the interests at stake, I think she should offer every resistance in her power to the Passage of the Bill.

    I understand from you that that course would be taken and I so informed the Penarth Company and also the Taff Company.