|Document Reference||Os C 376|
|Title||Copy of letter from William Sample, Matfen, Northumberland, to [W.H. Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck], 4th Duke of Portland; 18 Oct. 1848|
|Date||18 October 1848|
|Content Description||Refers 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.
|land, use of|
|agriculture, soil burning|
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|Code||PersonName||Dates of existence|
|NA9996||Woodward; Samuel P. (1821-1865); Prof.; agriculturist and geologist||1821-1865|
|NA9993||Sample; William (fl 1848); Mr; land agent for Duke of Portland||fl 1848|
|NA1045||Bentinck; William H. Cavendish-Scott- (1768-1854); 4th Duke of Portland; styled Marquess of Titchfield 1768-1809||1768-1854|
|NA1103||Kelk; George (fl 1837-1854); Mr; Steward of Welbeck, Nottinghamshire for Duke of Portland; later factor in Ayrshire||fl 1837-1854|