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TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 11 Feb. 1724/5
Date11 February 1725
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionUrges that the best time to enlarge the two great Fish Ponds, if desired, would be now as the trees could be felled and used for pipes while they were fresh; lists the meat which is being sent to London; writes that he has noted £70 received for debts in his wood account for Nottinghamshire; reports that although Mr Papworth of Napwell does not intend to renew his present lease, he does not want to take Kimpton's farm either because he considers the rent too high; has not heard from Mr Smith recently; adds that Mr Hurrel also thinks the rent too high; passes on grateful thanks for the earl's donations to the poor 'of the 4 Towns'.

Letter dated 11 Feb. 1724/5.
Termleases, Wimpole
gardens, Wimpole, ponds

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39020Papworth; Richard (fl 1723-1725); Mr; of Knapwell Cambridgeshirefl 1723-1725
NA39098Smith; - (fl 1725); Mr; potential tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Kingston Cambridgeshirefl 1725
NA39103Hurrell; - (fl 1725-1734); Mr; of Cambridgeshirefl 1725-1734
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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