Document ReferencePl C 1/43
TitleLetter from Charles Palmer, Clipston[e] Park, Nottinghamshire to [E. Harley] Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], St James's Street, London; 1 Feb. 1714/15. Imperfect
Date1 February 1715
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionMentions the presence of Mr Dixon at Clipstone Park; describes the problems of getting hay for the deer and repairing the park fence there; cannot get any money from the duchess for this and fears they may lose deer unless something is done; explains that since he saw the duchess there was a 'very Grate harakan' which blew down 4 miles of the park fence; because they can no longer keep the deer in one place, fear that they will be poached; explains that the duchess has left the hounds with him, and ordered him to take care of them, but has given him no money; asks that Harley does not grant Clarke a lease for Clipstone Warren until he sees the damage he has done there; mentions the lease for the forge; congratulates Harley on the birth of his son.

Letter dated 1st February 1714/15.
Termestate business, Clipstone
estate business, fence-building
weather, hurricanes
ConditionPartially indecipherable

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38711Dixon; William (fl 1713-1718); Mr; lawyer working for Edward Lord Harleyfl 1713-1718
NA592Holles; Margaret (1661-1716); Duchess of Newcastle upon Tyne; née Cavendish; dau. of 2nd Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne; m 3rd Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne 16901661-1716
NA38765Clarke; William (fl 1715-1716); Mr; tenant of Clipstone Warrenfl 1715-1716
NA38749Palmer; Charles (fl 1714-1723); Mr; keeper of Clipstone Parkfl 1714-1723
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
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