File WLS XVIII/7, 410X8 - Correspondence and papers of Thomas, the 5th Earl, mostly on estate matters.

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WLS XVIII/7, 410X8


Correspondence and papers of Thomas, the 5th Earl, mostly on estate matters.


  • 1831-1870 (Creation)

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Inc. letters from agent H. Woods, papers re Tottington and Stanford tithe commutation, counsel's opinion re title to Watton vicarage house, 1840, plans of Merton Hall Farm, 1840 and Mouse Hall Farm, Stanford, 1852, the latter with marling dates added, estimate of cost of horse keeping, 1851, correspondence with the Duke of Rutland re sheep shown at Smithfield, 1856, sale particular of timber, 1857, letters etc. re alterations to Merton Hall, 1861, and to 23 Arlington Street, Piccadilly, 1867-1870, letters re restoration of Blubberhouses (Yorkshire) church, 1867, and Tottington, Merton and Wereham Churches, 1870 and nd, copy of letter by Woods to the 'Norfolk News' replying to attack re state of cottages at Merton, 1863, and offprint of article by him on underwood cultivation from the Irish Farmer's Gazette, papers re Stanford benefice, 1864-1870, agent's account, 1864, correspondence re the gang labour system, 1865, letters from his son Thomas re the Second Reform Bill, inc. reported conversations with Disraeli, recipes for ginger beer and rat poison, letter from tenants thanking Lord Walsingham for permission to course.

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Created 31/07/2002 by Droip. Modified 16/03/2018 by Droip.


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