Letter – Thomas Wentworth Beaumont to Diana Beaumont – 5 Aug 1819

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Aug 1819
Correspondent: Thomas Wentworth Beaumont
Recipient: Diana Beaumont
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							Dissington Hall. Aug. 5. 1819.

My dear Mother,

      I am anxious to receive a letter from you, by which I may know how and where you intend passing your time until you visit the Duke at Blair; you will probably have left L[or]d Kinnoull’s before this reaches you as that is the last <house>, to which you have <...........> me.

	When you are at Taymouth I hope you will not fail seeing the numerous waterfalls in the neighbourhood, which are the finest in Scotland.

	I have seen Thomas & had some conversation with him respecting Bywell. I fear however Mr. Grey or Mr. <Cupwell> will anticipate us in the purchase. The former I know is very eager for it, & Mrs. <Cupwell> is I understand, using her influence with her husband, their place by the sea side being very bleak & dreary – The value of the estate according to Thomas’s account is 4,000£ a year, & he is of opinion that it is a very <improvable> property. The timber will be about 10,000£ & certainly not exceed 15,000£- The price that is now asked is £120,000 (Not including the timber), of which he thinks they might be disposed to state 8 or 10,000£.

	The Townley Family, will probably be disposed to purchase Winlaton, if L[or]d Strathmore or Sir T. <Liddell> are not so. There is a report that L[or]d <S.> has married in Town – That property might be worth 20,000£. There is no part of Bywell <detached>.

	I believe these were the questions to which you wished to have an answer – If you are willing that Thomas & I should negotiate for the purchase I will thank you to mention it, when you write to me next, and I think no time sh[oul]d be lost, as Hodson may be inclined to raise the price if he finds that there are many competitors in the market.

	This house is extremely comfortable, and I look forward with much pleasure to <receiving you all> here upon your return – 

	I am just going to start for Alnwick Castle, this being I believe the last of the <Duke’s> public days – The <Powys’s> & the <Wynnes> <have> been staying there – 

With best love to my Sisters,

      I remain. My dear Mother, Your aff[ectiona]te Son

      TW Beaumont.  

[On front:] Morpeth Augt five 

Mrs Beaumont, The Earl of Kinnoull, Dupplin Castle, Perth, N.B.
Addressed to DB in Perth.

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