Guide to the Papers of Viscount Canterbury


MS 8378

National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Created: February 1992

Collection Summary

John Henry Thomas Manners-Sutton, Viscount Canterbury
Papers of Viscount Canterbury
Date Range
Collection Number
MS 8378
0.03 metres (1 folder)
Language of Materials
National Library of Australia


Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record ( for the access conditions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Viscount Canterbury, National Library of Australia, MS 8378, [box number and series and/or folder number]'.

Biographical Note

John Henry Thomas Manners-Sutton (1814-1877), 3rd Viscount Canterbury (succeeded 1869). Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick (1854-1861), Governor of Trinidad (1864-1866), Governor of Victoria (1866-1873).

Item Descriptions

Sir William Denison (Sydney) to Manners-Sutton, 1 October 1856: constitutional difficulties in N.S.W. and New Brunswick; seeks information about Canadian railways; Sydney climate ; family news (Item 1)

Manners-Sutton (Fredericton) to Sir William Denison, 4 June 1859: Canadian railways; working of responsible government; life as Governor; geological specimens (draft) (Item 2)

General J. Williams (Halifax) to Manner-Sutton, 30 June 1859: Canadian defences; volunteers (Item 3)

General J. Williams (Montreal) to Manners-Sutton, 20 October 1859: supply of armaments (Item 4)

General J. Williams (Montreal) to Manners-Sutton, 8 November 1859: supply of armaments (Item 5)

Admiral A. Milne (Halifax) to Manners-Sutton, 29 June 1861: colonial defences, possibility of war with United States (Item 6)

Sir John Pope (Barbados) to Manners-Sutton, 3 April 1864: discussion with French Admiral; travels in West Indies (Item 7)

Duke of Buckingham to Manners-Sutton, 26 November 1867: difficult position of Governor (Item 8)

C. Adderley to Manners-Sutton, 29 January 1868: introduces Mr Home going to Victoria (Item 9)

C. Adderley to Manners-Sutton, 30 August 1868: congratulations on handling of constitutional crisis in Victoria (Item 10)

Duke of Buckingham to Manners-Sutton, 9 December 1868: resignation as Secretary of State; thanks for work as Governor (Item 11)

Lord Granville to Manners-Sutton, 5 November 1869: honours for C. Sladen and J O'Shanassy (Item 12)

Lord Kimberley to Canterbury, 4 November 1870: apologies for not sending by telegraph news of Franco-Prussian war (Item 13)

Lord Carnavon to Canterbury, 6 November 1871: introduces Mr Wright, Australian colonist; progress of Canterbury's administration in Victoria (Item 14)

Lord Salisbury to General Johnson, 5 November 1874: seeks comments on papers from War Office (Item 15)