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PlC - Correspondence in the Portland (London) Collection, and Papers of W.H.C. Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, 1664-1809
1 - Correspondence relating to the Harley estates based at Wimpole and Welbeck (1707-39), with various earlier enclosures; 1664-1739
Pl C 1/801
Fragment of a letter [from John Cossen], Wimpole, to Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, Dover Street, London; 14 May n.y. [1724-1736]
14 May 1724-14 May 1736
Will sell as many sheep as he can; writes that 'Old Con' is very ill; has paid the boardwages and hopes the servants' wages can be paid soon; has asked the gardener to prepare an account of labourers' wages.
Remainder of letter is damaged, with text loss.
Writer identified by context and handwriting.
Date estimated from the 2nd Earl of Oxford's style of address and the date of the last document in this series.
estate business, Wimpole
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Dates of existence
Cossen; John (fl 1713-1738); Mr; wood agent later chief agent of 2nd Earl of Oxford at Wimpole
Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-1724
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