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Free letter ( front only ) dated December 4, 1828 .

By: Earl Stanhope - Postal History

Price: £15.00

Publisher: 1828 0:

Seller ID: 36951

Clear red stamp: "Free 4 Dec, 1828". From Stanhope, Sevenoaks, December Third, 1828. To Mrs. Howard, Rectory, Hoggeston, near Windsor, Bucks". ** Excerpt from: History of Chevening House, Sevenoaks, Kent" - "...The 4th Earl (1781-1855) inherited “a dilapidated and decayed house standing in a hayfield”. Between 1817 and 1821 he spent £4,824 15s 5d on essential repairs, but his main interest lay in the garden and woodlands. He laid out Italian gardens in front of the house and the parterre on the west side. His son, Lord Mahon, designed the maze. The 4th Earl also re-ope... View more info