Document ReferencePl C 1/591
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 15 Oct. 1727
Date15 October 1727
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAssumes that Henry Flanders has been kept on because his prospective employer Mr Weldbore of Fauxton has died; writes that Henry Flanders is ill of the fever and of an ague, and that Samuel Jackson has been poorly for a long time; reports that the horses are out to grass and asks for orders as to the amount of oats to feed them.

Discusses the price of grain and the financial problems caused by the general fever among the labourers; is attending to the matters raised in letters from Mr Vaughan and Mr Cuttle; will send butter, a goose, pigeons, 'a porket', mutton and veal by various carriers.
Termdomestic affairs, provisions
medical conditions, fever
economic affairs, food prices
animals, horses

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39193Flanders; Henry (fl 1727-1728); Mr; servant at Wimpolefl 1727-1728
NA39197Weldbore; - (-1727); Mr; of Foxton Cambridgeshire-1727
NA39125Jackson; Samuel (-1736); Mr; servant at Wimpole-1736
NA39059Vaughan; - (-1729); Mr; servant to 2nd Earl of Oxford-1729
NA39113Cuttle; Godfrey (fl 1725-1736); Mr; servant to 2nd Earl of Oxford in Dover Streetfl 1725-1736
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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