MANNING Henry Cardinal - Autograph Letter Signed 1890 about fishing in Newfoundland
Henry, Cardinal MANNING (1808-1892)
Autograph Letter Signed ("Henry E. Card. Manning") to Lord Knutsford, requesting an interview for the Rev. Dr. Howley, Vicar General of the Archbishop of St. Johns Newfoundland, with the minister.
2 pages 8vo with integral blank leaf, Archbishop's House, Westminster, 20 July 1890.
"The Revd. Dr. Howley Vicar General of the Archbishop of St. Johns Newfoundland is now in London and is anxious to be admitted to an interview with you. He is stationed in the West of Newfoundland and among the population most affected by the Fishery question. Let me make him known to you as a thoroughly prudent and trustworthy man. I hope you may be able to give him an audience."
Lord Knutsford was, at the time, Colonial Secretary and would therefore have been responsible for this matter which was of great importance to the economy of Newfoundland, centering on a dispute with the French over fishing rights in the waters surrounding Newfoundland. The situation was finally resolved in 1904, following Edward VII's tremendously successful visit to Paris which did much to restore amicable relations between France and Britain.
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