File WLS LXVIII/24-25, 478X9; WLS LXVIII/26-29, 479X1 - Merton Estate correspondence

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WLS LXVIII/24-25, 478X9; WLS LXVIII/26-29, 479X1

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Merton Estate correspondence

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  • 1872-1891 (Creation)

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6 bundles

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Inc. tenants', agent's and solicitors' letters. Subjects include Southdown flock, labourers' unrest in 1873 and 1885, repairs to Tottington parsonage, rating of game woods and other game matters, agricultural depression, emigration to Canada, proposed reredos by Mayor of Munich, cottage rent rebates based on numbers of partridges shot on the estate (with printed scheme), ensilage and building of silo, telephone installation, some local political comment, Lord Walsingham's desire to run the estate on commercial principles, ornamental cottage building at Merton (John Birch architect), purchase of Indian teak bridge, experiments in growing tobacco and maize, stipulation that the new incumbent of Tottington should avoid Puseyite practices, provision of school places at Thompson and Tottington, Lord Walsingham's horse Pacific purchased by the Cape Government, local Jubilee celebrations, alterations at Merton Hall by Arthur Blomefield inc. to Clockhouse, purchase of horses from Russia, sale of game from the estate in Paris, appointment of sub-agent, fire in stable wing and design of gatehouse based on Oxborough (Milne and Hall architects). Inc. estimate of damage by rabbits on Sturston and Stanford farms, letter from Adcock and Sons of Watton clay lump makers, sketch by William Brodrick Thomas re tree lopping, letters from Hardy and Page on evidence in the Public Records re Merton woods, memo. of terms for felling timber, estimate of dilapidations at Merton Hall during tenancy of Baron de Hirsch, sketch for removal of ornamental turret at Mousehall farm, inventory of plate, notes on mode of managing Lord Tollemache's Cheshire estate.

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WLS LXVIII/29 was missing: noted 8 October 2004. Found stocktaking November 2010.

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34b1c579-3f6d-427f-89ba-f6eb97b780f8

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Created 31/07/2002 by Droip. Modified 20/04/2018 by Droip.

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