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TitleLetter from William Wenman to [E. Harley] Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford]; 5 Apr. 1718. Imperfect
Date5 April 1718
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionEncloses a bill for £500 from Samuel Smith which he received from Mr Gace; would like to know that it arrives safely; will send him £500 next week from his own collection and explains that £250 will come from Mr Chappell; has arranged to see Robin Banks to arrange his matters; explains his own ineptitude as a hunter of game; thanks the Harleys for their previous gifts of venison and hopes that they continue to favour him; adds that he cannot ask Palmer for more due to his 'insolence', which makes Wenman think he [Wenman] must have done something to earn the Harleys' disfavour; reiterates his loyalty and affection to them.
Termsports, hunting
accounts, Harley

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38740Chappell; Robert (fl 1714-1731); Mr; rent collector and agent to 2nd Earl of Oxford in Nottinghamshirefl 1714-1731
NA38791Banks; Robin (fl 1715-1719); Mr; rent collector for Edward Lord Harleyfl 1715-1719
NA38814Palmer; - (fl 1716); Mr; seniorfl 1716
NA38770Smith; Samuel (-1751); Mr; brother of Abel Smith; of Woodstreet and London-1751
NA38717Gace; - (fl 1713-1730); Mr; rent collector and agent to 2nd Earl of Oxford in Nottinghamshirefl 1713-1730
NA38704Wenman; William (-1750); Mr; secretary and agent to the Duke and Duchess of Newcastle and the Earl and Countess of Oxford-1750
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
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