Scope and Content

Report of Mr Garrett Taylor of Norwich to Messrs Taylor, Kirkman & Co., 8 John Dalton Street, Manchester. The report is a survey of the Manchester Botanical Gardens, "for the purpose of advising the trustees of the de Trafford estates as to whether it would be a safe security for a portion of the capital monies which it is proposed should be advanced upon mortgage." The report contains the following headings: Plan, Quantity, Tithe rent charge and land tax, Situation, Description. Garrett Taylor recommends that the de Trafford trustees may advance £13,000 upon mortgage of the property.