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To George Liddell of Hartb[ur]n grange Ravensworth Castle March 14. 1741 George Mr Barraw has applied to Mr Boag & me about some Corf Rodds at Hartburngrange, which he is willing to pay us for by bunch or otherwise as we shall think proper. We have therefore agreed that he shall begigin [sic] to Cutt so that you are to Shew him the places & take care to keep an Accot. of the quantity, and therewith acquaint. Your Hble Servt Nichos. Walton
Corf rods were pliable shoots from coppiced hazel bushes, used to make corves – baskets in which coal was carried out of mines. Corf rods were a traditional by-product of coppiced woodland.