Document ReferencePl C 27/58
TitleLetter from William Speechly, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 25 Feb. 1779
Date25 February 1779
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionThanks the duke for his letter; suggests, as not many of the 'succession plants' of the 'Pine Plants' have gone into fruit, giving Lord Craven 50 two year old plants and 100-150 smaller plants; asks duke to tell Lord Craven to take them from Welbeck before the end of March, and explains in detail the reasons for this; suggests that if part of Lord Craven's land lies empty, then they should give him some of their succession plants that are going into fruit; discusses the issue of breeding from 'Runners'; adds in postscript that he hopes the french beans and 'Pine' arrive safely.
domestic affairs, provisions

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA32415Craven; William (1738-1791); 6th Baron; succ. 1769; Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire 1786-911738-1791
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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