Document ReferenceOs C 376
TitleCopy of letter from William Sample, Matfen, Northumberland, to [W.H. Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck], 4th Duke of Portland; 18 Oct. 1848
Date18 October 1848
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to soil burning experiments at Cockle Park Farm [on Bothal estate]; refers to cost per acre of proceedings; comments on crop production and details yields of wheat crop on burnt soil and on land manured with guano; comments on drawbacks with experiment which he wishes to repeat.

Post-script refers to sending him letters from George Kelk and [Samuel] Woodward.

Marked 'Copy' on f 1r; enclosed within Os C 377.
Termagricultural improvements
land, use of
agriculture, crops
agriculture, drainage
agriculture, fertilizers
agriculture, soil burning

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
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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