PP/GC/LE/36 Letter from Sir G.C.Lewis to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, on his resignation from the Oxford University Commission, 25 September [1855]
Letter from Sir George Cornewall Lewis, [second Baronet, Chancellor of the Exchequer], Downing Street, [Whitehall, London], to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, [Prime Minister]: Lady Theresa is not in town, but Lewis will have great pleasure in dining with Palmerston the following day [26 September]. When he accepted his present office Lewis intended to resign from the Oxford Commission. "Two or three persons suggested doubts, on account of my being named as a commissioner in the act, whereas my successor could only be appointed by the Crown." Lewis consulted Lord Ellesmere, chairman of the Commission. He informed Ellesmere that he was ready to resign whenever it was thought expedient. He has since remained on the Commission, hoping to attend during the recess. He sees now, however, that he shall not have time to regularly attend meetings. Lewis therefore wishes to resign without further delay. He is happy for Palmerston to appoint a replacement at the earliest opportunity. 25 Sep [1855]
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Lady Maria Theresa Lewis
Oxford University Commission appointed under 17 & 18 Vict cap. 36: An act to make further provision for good government and extension of the University of Oxford, of the colleges therein, and of the College of St Mary, Winchester
Francis Egerton, first Earl of Ellesmere, chairman of the Oxford University Commission
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