Denison, Alfred Robert (1816 -1887)
Alfred Robert Denison was the eighth son of John Denison (formerly Wilkinson), of Ossington Hall in Nottinghamshire, and his second wife, Charlotte, second daughter of Samuel Eastwick, M.P. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford where he matriculated 4 June 1834, and took a B.A. in 1839, he settled for a time in New South Wales. On his return he collected a small but valuable library of books on fishing which he left to his nephew William Evelyn Denison, whose widow sold it at Sotheby's in two parts on 17 July 1933 and 4 April 1949, The Library from Ossington Hall in Nottinghamshire, formed by Alfred Denison, was sold at Sotheby's on 12 November 1956 and 14 June 1960.