Document ReferencePl C 1/324
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Dover Street, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Wimpole, Cambridgeshire; 1 Oct. 1720
Date1 October 1720
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports that he has delivered the Golden Egg to Mr Askew who will make a new case; also refers to 'the Tortoise Shell Winder'; mentions trips to Deptford, Woolwich, Gravesend, Chatham ('worthy of seeing') and Southwark; has met with Mr Pierson who can supply any number of trees for planting which may be required; discusses some of the plants which Mr Pierson has; refers to the production of timber logs at the Kings Yard in Deptford; is shortly to go to Brumpton Park, or to Wimp[o]le if the things at Mr Askew's are not ready.
Termhorticulture, trees
art, ornaments, 'Golden Egg'
industry, timber sawing

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38955Pierson; - (fl 1720); Mr; plant salesman of Deptfordfl 1720
NA38956Askew; - (fl 1720); Mrfl 1720
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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