Document ReferencePl C 27/54
TitleLetter from William Speechly to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 1779
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionMentions that when he had his book printed, he had some printed on royal writing paper to give to some particular friends; noted what the duke said about not allowing these to go out as sale copies; comments on the importance of these few copies; sent six of the books that morning by the Leeds coach and asks that one be given to the duchess, one to the Marquis of Titchfield, and the rest to the duke himself; also sent on the coach four parcels, containing a book and a note, to the Countesses Bathurst and of Stamford, Dr Kaye and Mr Bindley; mentions the friendship of Mr Bindley; hopes that the additions made to the book meet with the duke's approval.

Has sent this morning french beans, lettuce, potatoes, 'Pines', and apricots; remarks on the great quantity of lettuce around, due to the weather; remarks that the ground between the Lake and the Duchess's flower garden that has been drained should be levelled and mentions that Mr Beilby of Berry Hill wants to employ those labourers involved in the draining; adds in postscript note on arrangements for his book and comments that Mr Pelham has engaged Mr Tomlinson (the late gardener at Castle Howard) whom he had expected to be with Lord Weymouth.
Termestate business, Nottinghamshire
domestic affairs, provisions

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1045Bentinck; William H. Cavendish-Scott- (1768-1854); 4th Duke of Portland; styled Marquess of Titchfield 1768-18091768-1854
NA1079Bentinck; Margaret Cavendish (1715-1785); Duchess of Portland; née Cavendish-Harley; dau. of 2nd Earl of Oxford; m 2nd Duke of Portland 17341715-1785
NA40402Beilby; - (fl 1779); Mr; of Berry Hillfl 1779
NA32644Bindley; John (c.1735-1786); Mr; M.P. 1766-1768; wine merchant went bankrupt in 1769c.1735-1786
NA40403Pelham; - (fl 1779); Mrfl 1779
NA40404Kaye; - (fl 1779); Mrfl 1779
NA40405Tomlinson; - (fl 1779); Mr; gardener at Castle Howardfl 1779
NA32403Grey; Henrietta Cavendish (1737-1827); Countess of Stamford; née Bentinck dau. of 2nd Duke of Portland; m 1763 5th Earl of Stamford1737-1827
NA40406Bathurst; Tryhena (-1807); Countess of Bathurst; née Scawen dau. of Thomas Scawen; 2nd wife of the 2nd Earl Bathurst-1807
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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