Document ReferencePl C 27/57
TitleLetter from William Speechly, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 18 Feb. 1779
Date18 February 1779
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports that they have nearly finished the printing of the book; discusses the proof-reading of the dedication and title page; reports that Dr Hunter is very pleased with the work; mentions that the vines and 'Pines' are doing well in the garden; hopes the 20 rose buds for the Duchess and the 210 french beans sent that day arrive safely; reports on the health of the lettuce; adds in postscript that he has changed the book since the duke last read it and regrets that he did not have time to send it to the duke to check over.
Termhorticulture, flowers, transportation of
horticulture, vegetables, transportation of
publications, books, on gardening

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA35041Hunter; Alexander (1729-1809); Dr; physician and author1729-1809
NA1079Bentinck; Margaret Cavendish (1715-1785); Duchess of Portland; née Cavendish-Harley; dau. of 2nd Earl of Oxford; m 2nd Duke of Portland 17341715-1785
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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