Document ReferencePl C 1/646
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 8 Apr. 1729
Date8 April 1729
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWrites that mares belonging to the Duke of Bridgwater and the Duke of Ancaster have been bred with the Arabian and are staying at the Tigar Inne; reports that the two Mr Foleys, the eldest son of the Duke of Montrose, and another gentlemen, spent three hours in seeing the park, the gardens and the house; they were pleased with everything but especially the chapel and the library.

They were provided with bread, cheese and white wine, and their servants were given strong beer, before they left for Cambridge; reports the safe arrival of the case of books; refers to the transportation of provisions.
Termtourism, country houses
animals, horses

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA30171Egerton; Scroop (1681-1745); 1st Duke of Bridgwater; cr. 1720; succ. as 5th Earl of Bridgwater 17011681-1745
NA39235Bertie; Peregrine (1686-1742); 2nd Duke of Ancaster; succ. 17231686-1742
NA39244Foley; - (fl 1729); Mrfl 1729
NA39245Graham; David (1705-1731); Marquess of Graham; eldest son of 1st Duke of Montrose; courtesy Marquess of Graham; substantive 1st Earl Graham 17221705-1731
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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