Document ReferencePl C 1/655
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 21 May 1729
Date21 May 1729
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWrites that he sent butter and garden things the previous week, and that Samuel Jackson is bringing a veal, a mutton and other garden things; mentions that the veal is finished and so there is no more point in sending servants with two horses just to transport butter and mutton.

Suggests that the bricklayers ought to be employed in constructing arches to carry water away from the grand Avenue in the Park, and that the potholes in the roadway ought to be filled in; reports that there is a distemper going around which has swiftly killed a man, his wife and his son from Croyden and which is now likely to kill his sister who lives in Wimpole.
Termdomestic affairs, provisions
parks, Wimpole
building works, Wimpole, drains
medical conditions, epidemics

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39125Jackson; Samuel (-1736); Mr; servant at Wimpole-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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