Document ReferencePl C 1/434
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Dover Street, London; 30 Jan. 1723/4
Date30 January 1724
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHas discovered that the post was not picked at the Tygar because the post-boy was drunk and forgot; claims that the tailor's measures were addressed directly to Lord Harley by John Bowron; has asked Thomas Thornton to come to his house and adds 'he were very sober but did not let him know Yr Lordship's great Kindness design'd him'.

Transcribes a letter sent by him to Mr Hudson the breeches maker: complains of the high price and poor quality of the buckskin breeches; states that he has had an estimate for a lower price, and must hear from him immediately; writes that 'my Lord' is prepared to pay a guinea per pair.

Transcribes George Hudson's reply: will make them at the offered price; has top quality stout leather to work with.

Letter dated 30 Jan. 1723/24.
Termdomestic affairs, servants, clothing
occupations and professions, breeches-maker

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38991Bouron; John (fl 1722-1731); Mr; servant at Wimpole working with horsesfl 1722-1731
NA39014Thornton; Thomas (-1731); Mr; servant to Lady Harley; dismissed through old age-1731
NA39058Hudson; George (fl 1724-1727); Mr; tailor of Cambridgefl 1724-1727
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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