Document ReferencePl C 1/552
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 9 Mar. 1726/7
Date9 March 1727
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWrites that Frank is taking one of the stable boys to help him move the hounds to Herefordshire; reports that when he was at the Tigar Inne with John Bouron he discovered that was in great need of repair due to the neglect of 'the widdow'; explains how the cracks in the ceiling 'of the 3 Rooms' have been covered over; writes that he has paid £100 to Mr Cole and discusses the garden account and Mr Bridgeman's account in relation to the works at the great Bason and the planting of the Avenue; has sent butter and mutton by the Royston waggon; adds that work is carrying on to drain 'the great Avenue and the Front Court', to level the area and to plant hay seeds.

Letter dated 9 Mar. 1726/7.
Termgardens, Wimpole
accounts, Wimpole
building works, houses, repairs

Click the links below to view related name indexes

Click the links below to view related place indexes

CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA38991Bouron; John (fl 1722-1731); Mr; servant at Wimpole working with horsesfl 1722-1731
NA39021Cole; - (fl 1723-1735); Mr; gardener at Wimpolefl 1723-1735
NA38958Bridgeman; Charles (-1738); Mr; landscapist-1738
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
Add to My Items