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Edward William Cooke letter to Richard Redgrave, 1865 October 16

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 20
Call Number: MSS 22

Scope and Contents

Cooke tells Redgrave that he is to "relinquish" a parcel of land he was intending to buy at Dorking as the price has been raised, the acreage reduced, and there is to be a charge for the timber on the land. He writes that he is "glad" to be "free of it for who knows what still further demands the rich nabob might make on the poor devil artist." He adds "The farm on the opposite hill might be let to speculators who possibly might cover it with small snobby villas." Cooke "now cling[s] to the lovely ground near Haslemere." Cooke is accompanying the Robinsons to Petworth and he will see Salvin there and "also call on Dobson if he is still there." Cooke writes about several farms he is to see, including one near Horosham.


  • 1865 October 16


Physical Description

1 sheet (4 pages) : autograph letter, signed ; 18 x 22.5 cm folded to 18 x 11.25 cm

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection: The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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