Document ReferencePl C 27/50
TitleLetter from William Speechly, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 12 July 1779
Date12 July 1779
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionEncloses the letter of Dr Hunter [Pl C 27/51]; had wanted to Hunter to answer his questions relating to the publication of his book and whether the title page should bear a note that the book is entered in Stationers Hall; Dr Hunter does not think that he should raise the price of the unsold copies; discusses the arrangements for the sale of these copies; for example, suggests that if duke agrees, Richard Chill will deliver the books 'for ready money' to various booksellers, who should not advertise the books at a higher price than originally.

Informs duke of the death of Dr Brown; received the duke's message via Mr Cleaver, and sent 'garden-stuff', fruit etc while Lord Bathurst was still at [Nether] Langwith; has only had one good pine recently; adds that the Honorable Booth Grey and 3 other gentlemen called a few days ago.
publications, books, on gardening

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA11656Bathurst; Henry (1714-1794); 2nd Earl of Bathurst; created Baron Apsley in 17711714-1794
NA32355Cleaver; John (-1779); Mr; steward to 3rd Duke of Portland 1771-79-1779
NA40396Chill; Richard (fl 1779); Mrfl 1779
NA34357Grey; Booth (1740-1802); Mr; M.P. Leicester Borough 1768-841740-1802
NA40397Brown; - (-c.1779); Dr-c.1779
NA35041Hunter; Alexander (1729-1809); Dr; physician and author1729-1809
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
PL955/Nether Langwith/Nottinghamshire/England
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