Earl of Spencer to John Grey of Dilston

Scope and Content

Photocopy of letter. Written from Althorp. He knows that Mr Grey is a much better judge than he is of what an account of the Agriculture of Northumberland ought to contain. He therefore asks his help in compiling such an account. It should include details of tenure, usual area of farms, labour conditions and other topics which he thinks should be included. He leaves the length to him.

Administrative / Biographical History

Althorp, Jan 8 1841

John Charles Spencer, viscount Althorp and 3rd Earl Spencer (1782-1845) (See Biog Index)

John Grey of Dilston (father of Josephine Butler and noted agriculturist)

See Note letter of 12 Mar 1866

Biog: Spencer, John Charles, 3rd Earl of Spencer (1782-1845); John Grey of Dilston