Document ReferencePl C 1/438
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Dover Street, London; 9 Feb. 1723/4
Date9 February 1724
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDescribes the clothes received for 9 servants; has found J. Smith's 1st and 2nd volumes of prints in the furthest chest in the library, 'where the 1st printed books were open', and will send them along with the keys; mentions that Mr Hayford claims he is still owed some money for cordwood due from the late Duchess [of Newcastle]; reports that Mr Hudson is being slow making the breeches, and that Thomas Thornton's suit is due to arrive on Tuesday; is to show no charity to Mr Pluckrose since he allows his young son Joseph the stable boy to drink so much 'that I am afraid he will perish some night in the mire and Dirt'.

Letter dated 9 Feb. 1723/24.
Termdomestic affairs, servants, clothing
art, prints
alcohol, abuse of

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38964Hayford; - (fl 1721-1727); Mr; purchaser of woods from 2nd Earl of Oxfordfl 1721-1727
NA39058Hudson; George (fl 1724-1727); Mr; tailor of Cambridgefl 1724-1727
NA39014Thornton; Thomas (-1731); Mr; servant to Lady Harley; dismissed through old age-1731
NA39047Pluckrose; William (fl 1724-1735); Mr; servant at Wimpole working with horsesfl 1724-1735
NA39064Pluckrose; Joseph (fl 1724); Mr; stable boy at Wimpolefl 1724
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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