PP/GC/PO/332 Letter from Lord Ponsonby to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, asking to be transferred to the post of ambassador at Vienna, 20 May 1838
Letter from John Ponsonby, second Baron Ponsonby, later first Viscount Ponsonby, [ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary at Constantinople], to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: he believes Sir F[rederick] Lamb intends to give up his embassy. Unless Palmerston has a friend whom he would prefer to Ponsonby, he would be grateful for the appointment himself. He does not think any apology is needed, and Palmerston is not one to be swayed by fine writing. He asks Palmerston to send his answer to Lord Grey, as his sister will be anxious to know how the matter has been settled. 20 May 1838 The letter is marked: "Private" and it is noted that it was received on 4 July 1838.
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Frederick James Lamb, later first Baron Beauvale and third Viscount Melbourne, British ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary at Vienna
Charles Grey, second Earl Grey, former British Prime Minister
Mary Elizabeth, Countess Grey, daughter of William Brabazon Ponsonby, first Baron Ponsonby
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