Discusses rent reduction and possibility of a lease.
Down Farnborough | Kent
My dear Sir
I am really much obliged by your kind letter, but am sorry that I should have given you the trouble of writing it.
From what I had occasionally heard & seen in Print, & more especially from what I had heard from a distant connection, having considerable estates in Worscesterhire, I had thought that perhaps I could get some increase of Rent by lease. But what you say shows that leases are very unusual in lands under your care, & I confess I somehow quite forgot the very obvious (when recalled to one's mind) importance of the probable effect on the currency by the wonderful Australian discoveries. This, I conceive, would be reason enough by itself against a long lease.
Again I beg to say that I am sorry that you
- f1 1485.f1Edward Holland, lord of the manor of Dumbleton, Gloucestershire, was greatly interested in agriculture and owned large estates in Worcestershire.
- f2 1485.f2CD refers to the effects of the Australian gold-rush. See also letter to W. D. Fox, 7 March .