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Title: Letter re sale of land
Item Name: Local Government
Maker: Culvin, H.


Letter written in black ink on a folded buff piece of paper. It is headed "Copy. From Office. 4th July 1873." The text runs as follows: "Sir. I am desired by Mr. Secretary Cardwell to accept the offer of Mr. Richard Whiteing for the sale to him of 10 acres of land in the parish of St. John, Beverley at the sum of £250 per acres and to request you will also be so good as to furnish me with a list of the modern title Deeds, with a view to my selecting such of them as it may be thought expedient to have abstracted - I have the honor to be Sir Your obedient servant M. Culvin assessor(?). Thomas Crust Esquire, Beverley." Richard Whiteing was a prominent businessman in Beverley and is depicted in Fred Elwell's painting "Four Friends". The land referred to was where the Victoria Barracks were erected. There is a pencil doodle of a church tower on the back of the letter.

Year: 1873
Materials: paper
Measurements: L:20.2cm; W:12.6cm (folded)
ID_Number: ERYMS (Guildhall) : 2005.30