Document ReferencePl C 1/654
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 11 May 1729
Date11 May 1729
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHas sent 22 lb of butter and some things from the garden to Dover Street; on Wednesday Samuel Jackson will come with veal, mutton, butter and more garden things; explains that sending a servant directly rather than using a waggon means that the food can be served up at dinner the next day, but adds that it is more expensive.

Intends to send 60 'fat Sheep' to market in London because of the high price of mutton, and states that there are more waiting to be fattened and killed; mentions Mr Kimpton's grave illness and writes that he has requested some wood 'for a Hog Trough'.
Termdomestic affairs, provisions
livestock, sheep

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39125Jackson; Samuel (-1736); Mr; servant at Wimpole-1736
NA39251Kimpton; - (fl 1729); Mrfl 1729
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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