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PAKINGTON, Sir John (1799-1880), 1862 December 30

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Politician. ALS (third person) to William Denton. Westwood Park, Droitwich. Two pages, 8vo. Responding to a letter about transportation: "In considering how far it is desirable to adopt the Siberian system of transportation for this country, it must be remembered how small a proportion of our convicts are married men." In Russia, those sent into internal exile were usually accompanied by their spouses -- presumably Denton had suggested the same, on compassionate grounds. (It could well be the only time anyone has suggested adopting a Russian prison system for reasons of human rights.)


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent name.

Collection History


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Processing Information

This collection was processed by John Delaney in June 2007. Finding aid written by John Delaney from text provided by Christopher Edwards in June 2007.

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Credit this material:

PAKINGTON, Sir John (1799-1880); William Denton Correspondence, C1185, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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