Document ReferencePl C 27/41
TitleLetter from William Speechly, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 3 June 1779
Date3 June 1779
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionSent a box by coach that morning with 6 'Pines', three peaches and some grapes; regrets that the grapes may be very 'indifferent', because of their inferior position in the garden; remarks that there are many more white grapes in the hot house; reports on the good crop of 'Pines', grapes, and young vines; mentions that a recent frost has meant that the apple crop and other fruit on trees will not be very plentiful, although the fruit growing against the walls is flourishing.
Termhorticulture, fruit growing
domestic affairs, provisions

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA40383Speechly; William (1733-1819); Mr; gardener to the 3rd Duke of Portland; author of several works on horticulture1733-1819
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
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