Document ReferencePl C 1/367
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Dover Street, London; 16 Jan. 1721/2
Date16 January 1722
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWrites that he has been with John Dickenson looking for brick earth in Whaddon Field; mentions that they found a brick there which was quite poor quality; adds that they found more earth closer to the river and that Dickenson wishes to test out the brick by firing it in comparison with others; mentions that he has received very few rents; adds that work has begun on making the roadway to Johnson's house; writes that the painters are hoping that Sir James Thornhill can provide them with accommodation.

Dated 16 Jan. 1721/22.
Termbuilding works, Wimpole, brick-making
estate business, Wimpole

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38980Dickenson; John (-1729); Mr; brick-maker of Gamgay Cambridgeshire-1729
NA10335Thornhill; James (1675-1734); Sir; painter and M.P.1675-1734
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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