Document ReferenceOs C 369
TitleLetter from William Sample, Bothal, Northumberland, to [W.H. Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck], 4th Duke of Portland; 19 Sept. 1848
Date19 September 1848
Extent3 ff
Content DescriptionReports on agricultural experiments on land of poor farms on Bothal estate; quotes from Duke of Portland's 1843 correspondence concerning experiments with sheep grazing and linseed cake; gives examples of experimentation on different farms; refers to draining and furrowing of land; comments on crop yields including beans and wheat; compares soil types and yields on experimental farms; states that experiment has failed which he blames on on initial seed failure.

F 3 is extract from Duke of Portland's letter 3 Mar. 1843.
Termagriculture, crops
agriculture, drainage
land, use of
animals, sheep
agricultural improvements

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA9993Sample; William (fl 1848); Mr; land agent for Duke of Portlandfl 1848
NA1045Bentinck; William H. Cavendish-Scott- (1768-1854); 4th Duke of Portland; styled Marquess of Titchfield 1768-18091768-1854
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