Document ReferencePl C 1/416
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Dover Street, London; 23 Aug. 1722
Date23 August 1722
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHas arrived at Wimpole to find the harvest delayed and cut trees lying in the open; has set four teams of men on the task of moving the timber inside; mentions that the bean crop has suffered because the thistles had not been weeded out; writes that the chapel windows are being painted and that the King's Hall has been completed, and adds that Mr Pridmore's men are working on the new chapel stairs and the coach houses.
Termagriculture, crops, Wimpole
estate business, Wimpole
building works, Wimpole, chapel
building works, Wimpole, Kings Hall

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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
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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