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Autograph Letter Signed (Sr. D. W. Smith') to Messrs Thorp & Dickson, Alnwick.

Sir David William Smith (1764-1837), property manager for the Duke of Northumberland [Farne Islands, Northumberland]

Editorial: 21 July ; Alnwick., 1834
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4to bifolium: 2 pp. Good, with slight loss to second leaf from breaking of red wax seal, traces of which still adhere. Twenty lines of text. Docketed in pencil and ink on second leaf. Asks them to furnish him with 'all the particulars relative to the Farne Islands [.] who the Lessee? - their estimated quantiy or extent? - Rent? length of lease? - [.] whether Birds, feathers, down, Eggs, Rabbits - Kelp, or Seaware, fish &c? all which I should hope you would be able to obtain from some of your Bamburgh friends? - or from Blackett, at N. Sunderland? - how they are protected? whether by force, [.] informations for trespass? - whether any convictions have taken place, for killing birds or taking Eggs? - & to what distance from the Waters Edge, or low water mark, the Lessee would feel himself justified in defending? - & has he power of preventing people from Landing?' Smith was a member of the Executive Council of Upper Canada. Returning to England he became property manager for the Duke of Northumberland. N° de ref. de la librería 6196

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Título: Autograph Letter Signed (Sr. D. W. Smith') ...

Editorial: 21 July ; Alnwick.

Año de publicación: 1834

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