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Diary – James Losh – 14 Sep 1833

Mr. Crawhall died today...He will be a great loss in many respects to me, but mainly in respect to the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway. He was an honest and kindhearted man, well acquainted with general business and an excellent accountant and orderly and persevering in whatever he undertook. He also had considerable knowledge in Mineralogy, Natural Philosophy and a taste for literature and the fine arts. His faults were want of flexibility in manner and obstinacy in whatever measures he ha

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Grace & Yallop – 16 Sep 1833

Messrs Grace & Yallop London Sep 16th 33 In reply to your favour of the 13th inst I must decline your offer of £14-10 for WB Litharge. Our last Sales were made at £15 and anticipate an immediate advance. BJ

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Robert Bayley & Co – 16 Sep 1833

Messrs Rob[er]t Bayley & Co Bristol Sep 16th 1833 I beg leave to hand you an amended invoice of your Purchase of 3000 p[iece]s WB Lead, a mistake having been made by our Clark at Blaydon in his return of the weight to this office and beg to thank you for your communication to Mr Hodgson which we should not have detected until we took stock at the end of the year. The error in weight was 100 Cwt and arose from an error in addition. BJ

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to William Ferry & Co – 16 Sep 1833

Messrs Ferry & Co Gateshead Sept 16th 1833 Your account for Litharge being due on the first inst you will oblige me by remitting a Cheque for the am[oun]t £52-4-11. We do not normally draw bills for small am[oun]ts and <we> should have had to add two <Mrs. Mr.> in this case had we done so. I enclose the stamp left at this office. BJ

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 17 Sep 1833

Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co London Sep 17th 1833 I duly received your letter of the 14th inst advising the receipt of £127-17 from Messrs Locke & Co and Paym[en]t of the same to Mr B[eaumon]ts credit with Messrs Glyn & Co. I have extended Messrs Locke Blackett & Co Purchae 2000 P[iece]s half Ref[ine]d half Com[mon] including 1/10 Slag at £14 and £14-10. We have 3000 p[iece]s Slag Lead at Blaydon unsold one half of < oh/w> is ref[ine]d Slag. Mr

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Grace & Freeman – 18 Sep 1833

Messrs Grace & Freeman Chelsea Sep 18th 1833 I have duly received your letter of the 16th inst and find on referring to Mr Key’s Letter advising the Sale to you that the figures are 3600 <……> not 3000 as I had read it. I have given Orders for the shipment of 300 p[iece]s this week and the same next week. BJ

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 18 Sep 1833

Finlay Hodgson & Co 18 Sept 1833 Dr Sirs I am favoured with your letters of the 19th & 20th Inst advising of Sale of 3 p[iece]s of fine Silver & payment of the net proceeds amounting to 1005-16-8 & to Mr Beaumonts Credit at Glyn & Co. My letter to you under date of 19th Inst would in great measure give you the information required from Mr Pattinson nevertheless forwarded your letter to him & now inclose his answer. We shall be able to deliver 7000 p[iec

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 19 Sep 1833

Messrs Finlay & Co In reply to your lre of the 17th inst the return made on 31st July and stated 31,879P[iece]s of Refinable Lead, is a correct statement of the stock of that description of Lead at Blaydon and at the Mills- Mr Pattinson will work up the whole of the refinable lead now on hand at Blaydon, as well as the refinable lead made from the Ore of the year ending Sept 1833 in twelve months from this time. The old stock will have to be worked up as conscience may <eccise.

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Grace & Freeman – 23 Sep 1833

Messrs Grace & freeman London Sep 23rd 1833 I beg leave to hand you Invoice of 600 P[iece]s WB Refined Lead to complete Mr Key’s Sale to you. BJ

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to John Hodgson – 23 Sep 1833

John Hodgson London Sep 23rd 1833 I have the pleasure to enclose you our Balance & that of last year. The stock of Lead remaining on hand Xmas 1832 is valued at £11 per fodder ch/w I state for your guidance. I shall be glad if you will state any observation you may think necessary to make, and favour me with them when Mr Knox comes down. I have just heard that Mr Losh, who is at Greta Bridge on his circuit as serving Barrister, has been taken dangerously ill and is not exp

Letters – Hugh Pattinson to John Hodgson – 23 Sep 1833

Lead Works Blaydon Sept 23/33 Sir Mr Johnson yesterday handed to me that part of your letter to him of the 20th Inst containing some queries to me which on his request I have the honor of proceeding to answer. The statement you have given of the Stock of Refinable Lead on hand at Blaydon at the different dates you mention is of course correct & shews an increase in 13 Months (viz from June 30th 1832 to July 31 1833 of 8775 pieces. This increase was occasioned not entirely by

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to John Stagg – 23 Sep 1833

Dear Sir 23 Sept 1833 I cannot offer you 500 p[iece]s of Ref[ine]d Slag Lead at £13-10/- but will let you have that quantity half Refined half Ordinary at £13-15/- & the whole Refined at £14 I have offered the whole of our remaining Stock of Slag Lead to a London House at £13.15/- without distinction of quality. I have no doubt any offer will be accepted. John Stagg I am etc BJ

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Key – 28 Sep 1833

Tho[ma]s Key Esq London Sep 28 1833 I beg leave to hand you Invoice of your last purchase of Ordinary refined Lead ch/w. Depend upon it the Market will advance and that £14-10 and £15 will be obtained for common and Ref[ine]d in a very short time. We are still selling Litharge at £15 but it must also advance. BJ

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 29 Sep 1833

Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co I am in receipt of your favour of the 26th inst advising the receipt of £292-6s-9d from Messrs Grace & Freeman and payment of the same to Mr B[eaumon]ts credit with Glyn & Co. I note your sale to them of 2000 p[iece]s refined Lead at £14-10 and await your further instructions upon it. I conclude I am to ship it as usual, charging as usual for the Keel dues and Commission. I also note your sale of 3000 p[iece]s Slag Lead 1/2 refined 1/2 ordinary t

Letters – Hugh Pattinson to John Hodgson – 2 Oct 1833

Blaydon Lead Works Oct 2nd 1833 In reference to the matter on which you received my opinion on the 30th ult viz whether it will suit Mr Beaumont to sell 2000 tons of Ore besides the 1000 Tons now under treaty and if so what description of Ore should be offered and what price. I beg to lay before you the following observations. I am of the Opinion that it would suit Mr Beaumont very well to sell 2000 tons of Ore provided the purchaser will take the description of Ore which

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 3 Oct 1833

Messrs Finlay hodgson & Co London Oct 3rd 1833 In ans[wer] to your letter of the 28th & 30th ult you will see by the enclosed return of Stock at Blaydon that we are enabled to deliver Messrs Maltby Son & Co the whole of their last purchase of 5000 p[iece]s and have given them an Order for delivery of same. They are now shipping their purchase of Slag Lead for Petersburgh via Hull, as no Ships from this Port will take Lead for the Baltic after the month of Sept. Messrs W

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 3 Oct 1833

Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co London Newcastle Oct 3rd 1833 I am in receipt of your letters of the 27th28th& 30thult and have the pleasure of forwarding Mr Pattinsons Report upon the Lead Ores. You will observe that he now thinks we ought not to sell any unrefinable Ore under £9-10 a Ton, whereas in his letter of 11th Sept he states “My opinion is that Mr B[eaumon]t should not on any account have less than £3-10 in a Bing” which would be £8-15 a ton. I suppose the diffe

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 5 Oct 1833

Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co London Oct 5th 1833 I have duly received your letter of the 2nd inst advising Sale of 1500 p[iece]s selected refined Lead to Mr Th[oma]s Thompson Cattley at £14-10. Mr Abbott his Agent at this place applied to me a few days ago to make this Purchase for him, and 1000 p[iece]s for himself; but as our Stock of selected refined Lead did not exceed 1445 p[iece]s at that time as you will see by our Return of the 30th inst. I refused to sell under £15 – Whe

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Storr & Mortimer – 5 Oct 1833

Messrs Storr & Mortimer 13 New Bond Street Oct 5 th 1833 I have duly received your letter of the 3rd inst and in answer have to observe that since Messrs Finlay & Hodgson have been appointed Mr B[eaumon]ts Agents in London I have consigned the Silver to them at the Bullion Office for which they are now obtaining 5s/6d an ounce in cash on the day of sale. BJ

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Samuel Parker – 9 Oct 1833

Sam[ue]l W. Parker Newcastle Oct 9th 1833 I have not received any amount from Mr Hodgson or our London Bankers of any Payment on your Acc[oun]t on the 1st inst. According to our agreement, you were to have paid Cash on that day £5260. 15.9 which was due on the 1st Sept last. BJ

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to William Ferry & Co – 9 Oct 1833

Messrs Ferry & Co Gateshead Oct 9th 1833 I beg to refer you to my letter of the 16th Sept and have to request that you will favour me with the am[oun]t of you’re ac[coun]t for WB Litharge or a cheque by tomorrows post. BJ

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 9 Oct 1833

Messrs Finlay Hodgson London Oct 9th 1833 I have duly rec[eive]d your esteemed fav[ou]r of the 7th inst and credit your Acc[oun]t with £416..9..5 paid to Mr B[eaumon]ts aredit with Messrs Glyn & Co. The net proceeds of a piece of fine silver weight 1564 Ounces. The Sale of 3000 p[iece]s Slag Lead to Messrs Maltby & Co is certainly remitted in my return of last Months Sales but is accounted for in the return of Stock. Please to rectify the omission. I yesterday fo

Letters – George Backhouse to Finlay & Hodgson – 10 Oct 1833

Finlay & Co 10th Oct 1833 By the usual conveyance I forward you to the Bullion Office a piece of fine Silver weighing 1498 Ozs which you will please attend to on arrival. I have the pleasure also to inform you that I have sold to Walkers & Co this day 1000 p[iece]s Slag Lead at £13..15s/- per f[odde]r this will be all of the ord[inar]y Slag. Mr Johnson has laft this today to be in readiness to attend a meeting of the Inhabitants of Stanhope, at that place tomorr

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Grace & Freeman – 12 Oct 1833

Messrs Grace & Freeman London Oct 12 !833 Above I hand you Invoice of 300 p[iece]s Lead shipped on Board the Miner Capt[ain[ Sim. Mr Hodgson has advised me of your purchase of 2000 p[iece]s Refined Lead which we can ship at any time on receiving your instructions. BJ

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 12 Oct 1833

Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co London Oct 12th 1833 I am in receipt of your fav[our] of the 8th & 9th inst. By referring to your Book in which the Stockton List were copied you will find the return for the month of Jany 1832 under date of the 1st Feb and that all the returns are dated the 1st of the following Month. The return for Nov I now send you which will complete your set. Mr Pattinson will go up next week and ascertain the exact stock of Lead the Duke of Clevela
The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467