Document ReferencePl C 1/450
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to William Thomas at the Earl of Oxford's in Dover Street, London; 2 Jun. 1724
Date2 June 1724
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWishes Mr Thomas to show the letter to 'my Lord'; reports that Newman the painter has worked on the dial board above the stables, the windows in the chapel, and some other windows in the house; adds that Newman is now waiting for some coloured paint from London; cannot carry on with the work at the reservoir until the sluice is in place; has instructed some workmen to cut the grass in the Whaddon part of the Avenue; wishes to know whether to build a brick head to the reservoir as advocated by Mr Morley or an earth one; adds that Mr Warren is working on the jack in the kitchen and that Thomas Nixson is making preparations for hanging the iron gates in the stable court.
Termbuilding works, Wimpole, painting
building works, Wimpole, reservoir
building works, Wimpole, stable court

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
NA39071Newman; Isaac (fl 1724-1736); Mr; painting contractor at Wimpolefl 1724-1736
NA38838Morley; John (1656-1732); Mr; of Halstead; land jobber; adviser to 2nd Earl of Oxford1656-1732
NA39072Warren; - (fl 1724); Mr; ironworker at Wimpole; died before 1735fl 1724
NA39007Nixson; Thomas (fl 1722-1736); Mr; workman and tenant at Wimpolefl 1722-1736
NA38705Cossen; John (fl 1713-1738); Mr; wood agent later chief agent of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Wimpolefl 1713-1738
NA38810Thomas; William (fl 1715-1742); Mr; steward for the 2nd Earl of Oxford's Marylebone estatefl 1715-1742
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