Document ReferencePl C 1/689
TitleLetter from John Cossen, Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 18 Feb. 1730/1
Date18 February 1731
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports the strong words he has had with William Holben while asking him to leave; writes that the tenant of Kingston Wood Farm has insisted to Cossen and to Mr Hurrell that the rent must be reduced by £60 p.a.; states that nothing was decided; asks that the earl write to Mr Hurrell about the matter.

Refers to 'the Italians' who are working in 'the little Room' and will then work on 'the Cornice of the great Room'; writes that Joseph Norman has promised to pay all his arrears; adds that the brewing is about to start and that Charles requests to have what grain is left over.

Letter dated 18 Feb. 1730/1.
Termtenants, Wimpole
building works, Wimpole, ceilings

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39137Holben; William (fl 1727-1731); Mr; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford in Cambridgeshirefl 1727-1731
NA39103Hurrell; - (fl 1725-1734); Mr; of Cambridgeshirefl 1725-1734
NA39041Norman; Joseph (fl 1723-1736); Mr; tenant of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Arrington Cambridgeshirefl 1723-1736
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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