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TitleLetter from J. Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 21 Jun. 1724
Date21 June 1724
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionEncloses three letters for the earl and countess [not present]; mentions that Mr Bacon and Sir Robert Clark are rumoured to be standing at the election; writes that it is thought better to tile rather than thatch Jekin's house because of the cost and the way it will look from the bowling green; reports that Frank the gamekeeper has twice been attacked by terrible pains under his left breast; adds that Mrs Hubbert bled him and followed the instructions given by the apothecary, and that now he is better.

Mentions that he has met up with one of the sons of Mr Simpson, Mr Hayford's partner, both of whom are at college in Cambridge; writes that they were keen to see Wimpole and asks if they might be allowed to see the library; adds that both their grandfathers were respected JPs in Nottinghamshire; lists the items of mourning clothes for the servants which have not yet arrived from London.
Termelections, Cambridgeshire 1724
domestic affairs, servants, clothing
medical conditions, chest pains
building works, houses, roofing

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39076Clarke; Robert (-1746); 2nd Baronet; MP for Cambridgeshire 1717-22; of Snailwell-1746
NA39002Bacon; Thomas (c.1664-1736); Mr; son of Edward Sclater assumed name Bacon 1716; MP for Cambridge of Catley Cambridgeshirec.1664-1736
NA39079Hubbert; - (fl 1724); Mrs; doctor at Wimpolefl 1724
NA39081Simpson; - (fl 1724); Mr; son of Mr Simpson of Nottinghamshire studying at Cambridgefl 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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