Letter – Edward Blackett to William Smith – 21 Sep 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Sep 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Smith
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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      21 Sept 1714

Mr Smith

	I desired Mr Aislabie sometime agoe to write to you at Brompton Park, if you Cou’d help me to an Extraordinary Experienced  good Gardiner but he reced noe Answer from you, Soe I desire pray upon the recept of this Letter acquaint me wheither you can furnish me wth such a man or not. I am Willing to keep a Good Gardiner under him, for I designe to make great Alterations this winter in my plantation Garden, Soe I desire you’l let me know as soon as Conveniently you Can, if you can help me to such a man, & w[ha]t wages he expects, wth my Service to Mr Wise

	I am Your Assured Friend to Serve



For Mr Smith at Brompton Parke nigh London
In 1714 Mr Wise sold his interest in Brompton Park to William Smith (& Joseph Carpenter). Through Mr Henry Wise (& George London) Brompton Park nursery had dominated the formal Anglo Dutch style of design for the most important gardens in England (prior to the introduction by Capability Brown of his English landscape garden).

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