Document ReferencePl C 1/313
TitleLetter from [John] Cossen, Norton, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Dover Street, London; 17 Mar. 1717/8
Date17 March 1718
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionThanks him for his letter; writes that he has told Mr Pridmore the details and expects him to write to Lord Harley soon; explains how it is regrettable that the '1st Floor...must be lin'd with Elm Wood' rather than oak, pointing out that enough oak could not be found within 10 miles of Wimp[o]le; warns that the goats are damaging the hop ground, and has asked Mr Morley and Mr Pridmore to keep them tied up until Lord Harley sends instructions.

Letter dated 17 Mar. 1717/18.
Termbuilding works, Wimpole, floors
animals, goats

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38950Pridmore; John (fl 1718-1731); Mr; supervisor of repairs and rebuilding at Wimpole and Down Hallfl 1718-1731
NA38838Morley; John (1656-1732); Mr; of Halstead; land jobber; adviser to 2nd Earl of Oxford1656-1732
NA38705Cossen; John (fl 1713-1738); Mr; wood agent later chief agent of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Wimpolefl 1713-1738
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
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