Letter from W. H. Ashurst to Robert Owen

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Manuscript letter discussing a lease for property at East Tytherley, Hampshire. Ashurst states that the lease stands as per the Landlord, Isaac Lyon Goldsmid, is willing to grant it, and that is not what he, Ashurst, had hoped to have obtained. This is due to the lease not allowing the Lessees to "buy down the rent, so as ultimately to possess as a Freehold". Further reference is made to the unwillingness of Goldsmid to give up his shooting rights on the land and the hindrance of a covenant to protect them would entail.

Ashurst then refers to a letter he sent to the Board (of the National Community Friendly Society) 3 weeks previous, and notes that he has discussed the pros and cons of the lease with W[illiam] Pare and Owen; states that the Board can have "no difficulty, as far as the opinion of an attorney is necessary, to enable them to form their determination in forming it".


Stamped number: 1134

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