Document ReferencePl C 37/9
TitleLetter in French from P. Grandey, Shireoaks, Nottinghamshire to John Achard; 9 Nov. 1744
Date9 November 1744
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWas extremely concerned about Achard's long silence; reflects on the nature of friendship; is trying to follow his example; neither Sir George [Savile, 8th Baronet], Mr Thornhagh nor his wife have spoken of leaving Shireoaks for town; has read in the papers that 'he' has been nominated for sheriff along with two others [John Thornhagh, sheriff of Nottingham 1746?]; 'he' has told Grandey he does not want to avoid paying the tribute; there is plenty of company around; has been drawing and reading as it has been raining and windy; the hunting has been left up to Sir George, while Mr Thornhagh likes shooting; is reading 'Vitruve', translated by Perrault; the engravings are as much finished as the pictures.

Praises 'your young people' and the examples of wisdom and virtue around them; reports that Milady Oxford is much better and that the feeling is that Mr Mason, the Worksop apothecary, saved her life; mentions the death of the duchess of Marlborough, and the Duke of Leeds; requests to be sent 'a few francs' if 'Mylord Duc' [2nd Duke of Portland?] would be so kind; sends his brother's, his sister's, and Sir George's compliments .
Termappointments, local government
local government, sheriffs
social life
social news
publications, books, 'Vitruve'
medical conditions, ill health, Countess of Oxford
weather, rain
weather, wind
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
NA40652Hewett; Arabella Thornhagh (-1767); Mrs; daughter of Sir George Savile 7th Baronet; wife of John Thornhagh Hewett-1767
NA12333Hewett; John Thornhagh (c.1721-1787); Mr; M.P.for Nottinghamshire 1747-74c.1721-1787
NA1048Harley; Henrietta Cavendish (1694-1755); Countess of Oxford and Mortimer; née Lady Henrietta Cavendish Holles wife of the 2nd Earl of Oxford1694-1755
NA40649Mason; - (-1750); Mr; apothecary of Worksop, Nottinghamshire-1750
NA1046Bentinck; William (1709-1762); 2nd Duke of Portland1709-1762
NA40659Godolphin; Henrietta (1681-1733); Duchess of Marlborough; heiress of John Churchill 1st Duke of Marlborough wife of 2nd Earl of Godolphin1681-1733
NA11806Osborne; Thomas (1713-1789); 4th Duke of Leeds1713-1789
NA40650Grandey; P. (fl 1744-1753); Mrfl 1744-1753
NA1049Achard; John (-1770); tutor to 2nd Duke of Portland-1770
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