|Document Reference||Pl C 1/410|
|Title||Letter [from John Cossen], Norton, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Dover Street, London; 19 Jun. 1723|
|Date||19 June 1723|
|Content Description||Discusses the prospects for the arable crops in Nottinghamshire this year; reports that parts of the pail fences at Welbeck have been mended; mentions another fence around 'the Licorish Garden' which is in urgent need of repair; adds that the timber in the Riding House roof has rotted because there weren't enough tiles; provides an account of trees to be felled, and promises to bring a more detailed account to be looked at alongside Mr Percival's estimate; writes that his ten-year old son John has died of smallpox and 'purples'.|
Postscript: received Lord Harley's letter too late to prevent wood-cutting at Cock Glode; will leave the wood 'to spring agen' but advocates grubbing it all up and letting the land.
Writer identified by the signature 'J.C.'.
|estate business, fence-building|
|timber, felling of|
|medical conditions, smallpox|
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|Code||PersonName||Dates of existence|
|NA38961||Percival; - (fl 1721-1723); Mr; agent connected with Lord Harley's woods||fl 1721-1723|
|NA39035||Cossen; John (c.1713-1723); second son of John Cossen||c.1713-1723|
|NA38705||Cossen; John (fl 1713-1738); Mr; wood agent later chief agent of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Wimpole||fl 1713-1738|
|NA1047||Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-1724||1689-1741|