Document ReferenceOs C 375
TitleLetter from William Sample, Bothal, Northumberland, to [W.H. Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck], 4th Duke of Portland; 16 Oct. 1848
Date16 October 1848
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to Mr Woodward's letter concerning soil burning; states that his only experience of technique was at Cockle Park [Farm on Bothal estate] and believes [samuel] Woodward's advocation to be exaggerated; comments on Mr Angas' experiments with soil burning at Driffield; states that he has had good results with large quantities of lime on drained land; comments on quality and price of lime; refers to Mr Kelk's letter on land drainage.

Post-script refers to return to Matfen for winter.
Termagriculture, drainage
agricultural improvements
land, use of
agriculture, soil burning
minerals, lime

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA9995Angas; Caleb (1782-1860); Mr; farmer1782-1860
NA9996Woodward; Samuel P. (1821-1865); Prof.; agriculturist and geologist1821-1865
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
NA1103Kelk; George (fl 1837-1854); Mr; Steward of Welbeck, Nottinghamshire for Duke of Portland; later factor in Ayrshirefl 1837-1854
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