Document ReferencePl C 37/3
TitleLetter in French from P. Grandey, Rufford, Nottinghamshire, to John Achard; 2 Nov. 1743
Date2 November 1743
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionThanks him for his letter; he would have replied earlier; he showed Sir George [Savile, 8th Baronet] the last letter; Sir George thanks him, and now knows of the dangers which exist at English universities; his guardians think he will go to Oxford and it is no use opposing them; however, Sir George still wishes to spend a few days in Leiden and thanks the [2nd] duke [of Portland] for his recommendation; reports that the Duke and Duchess of Norfolk visited them; he gave two plans of Hardwick, one in perspective and one geometrical, to the Duchess; he has done another for Sir George, and has taken great care because of all that he owes him; asks to be sent a few more 'francs', as there is uncertainty as to when the family will go to London.
Termeducation, Sir George Savile 8th Baronet
gifts, plans
Related MaterialFurther correspondence from the writer to John Achard can be found in the Portland Collection in Nottingham University Library, reference Pw C.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA8508Savile; George (1726-1784); 8th Baronet; succ. 1743; M.P. Yorkshire 1758-17831726-1784
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
NA12204Howard; Edward (1686-1777); 9th Duke of Norfolk; succ. his brother in 17321686-1777
NA11853Howard; Mary (-1773); Duchess of Norfolk; née Blount; wife of 9th Duke of Norfolk-1773
NA40650Grandey; P. (fl 1744-1753); Mrfl 1744-1753
NA1049Achard; John (-1770); tutor to 2nd Duke of Portland-1770
PL37144/Leiden/Central Europe
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