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TitleLetter [from John Cossen], Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 23 Oct. 1726
Date23 October 1726
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDescribes the works at the old fish pond, where considerable quantities of earth have been moved; is to discharge the workmen there and also most of those working at the reservoir; mentions the grates at both places; writes of the injuries suffered by the horses Bumper and Dimple and adds that John Bouron has come back from Nottinghamshire; mentions that William Gore has sent some game by the Orwel Higler; reports that the men from the reservoir assisted in putting out a fire in a haystack.

Writer identified by context and handwriting; letter unsigned.
Termgardens, Wimpole, ponds
building works, Wimpole, ponds
animals, horses
fires, haystack

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38991Bouron; John (fl 1722-1731); Mr; servant at Wimpole working with horsesfl 1722-1731
NA38997Gore; William (-1735); Mr; gamekeeper at Wimpole-1735
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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