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Letters – George Backhouse to Finlay & Hodgson – 27 Nov 1832

MessrsFinlay Hodgson & Co Newcastle Novr 27th 1832 Gentm In handing you the annexed statement of our stock of Lead, I have the pleasure to inform you of having yesterday sold 1800 p[iece]s Refd at £12-10 per fr & Comm £12 per fr (including 1/10 Slag) the greatest part if not the whole of which will be refined, I have also an application today from a Stockton House & anticipate a Sale in that quarter in a few days. Mr Johnson is at present receiving Rents at

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 28 Nov 1832

Copy of Ths Pattinsons Letter to Finlay Hodgson & Co Lead Works Blaydon Novr 28 1832 Gentm Mr Johnson handed me your obliging lre of the 1st Inst which attentively considered & upon which I will proceed to give my opinion. The subject is one of great importance & some difficulty but whatever may be the result of our future experience I feel that I cannot err far at present by delivering my ingenuous sentiments which indeed it is almost needless to say I h

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 10 Dec 1832

Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co London Newcastle Decr 10th 1832 Dear Sirs I have the pleasure to inform you that Messrs Walkers Parker & Co have this day purchased 5000 p[iece]s Refd Lead at £12-10- 10,000 p[iece]s Common Lead at £12- and 1000 p[iece]s Slag at £11-10- To be delivered 5000 p[iece]s monthly commencing 1st Jany next and to be paid for in Bills as usual 6? Mos from 1st of each month. I was absent the whole of last week at the mines which prevented me repl

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Isaac Spencer & Sons – 12 Dec 1832

Messrs Isaac Spencer & Son York Newcastle Decr 12th 1832 Sirs I duly recd your lre of the 29thNovr last with cheque value £1-18s- 8d The discount on your payment of £20 was 6s/8d and not £1 as in your statement. You are well aware that no allowance has at any time been made for freight or any other charge, & that our invariable practice is to deliver our Lead & Litharge at Blaydon subject to all subsequent charges. Your Balance therefor remains £1-1s10d

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Sigar & Champeny – 12 Dec 1832

Messrs Sigar Champeny & Co Beverly Newcastle Decr 12th 1832 Sirs I beg reference to my lre of the 12th Nov & request immediate payment of the balance of you’re a/c £3-2s-5d due to the Exors of the late Mrs Beaumont I am Sirs yr Obdt Servt Benj Johnson

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 27 Dec 1832

Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co London Newcastle Decr 27th 1832 Dear Sirs I am favoured with your letter of the 24th inst & enclose you a copy of Mr Taylor’s lre to Mr Pattinson & one from Mr Henry – both relating to the stock of Lead and Lead Ore on the Western side of the Island. I have just had Mr Parker – he offers £12/10- & £13- for 10,000 p[iece]s which I have declined. Mr Beaumont who is here has directed me to offer him that quantity a

Letters – George Backhouse to Thomas Key – 29 Dec 1832

T Key Newcastle Decr 29th 1832 Dear Sir Above I hand you invoice of 300 p[iece]s Comm Lead which I wish to draw your partic attention to. It was made at Rookhope mill somewhat different from the usual process – we expect you will find it of a much softer quality & we are anxious to receive your report upon it . As you have a balance of Cash on hand I will thank you to pay Finlay & Hodgson £600 to Mr Bts credit, & any further sum you can spare to Mr Bt

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to John Stagg – 29 Dec 1832

Mr Jn Stagg Stockton Newcastle Dec 29th 1832 Dear Sir, In answer to your lre of the 20th Inst our present price for 500 p[iece]s Refd Lead & 500 p[iece]s Comm including (1/10 Slag) will be £13-10s & £13 – usual credit & weight. We are not anxious to make sales at present & I am induced to make you this offer to keep up old connection. I am Dr Sir Yrs truly Benj Johnson

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 31 Dec 1832

Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co London Newcastle Decr 31st 1832 Dear Sirs I have duly recd your lres of the 2th & 29th inst Mr Parker called this morning to decline my offer of 10,000 p[iece]s at £13-10s & £13 which I by no means regret. The delivery could not have taken place before March or April & I have no doubt before that period to see a great improvement in the Lead Market. I have a lre from Mr Key this morning advising of his having to Messrs Coats &

Diary – James Losh – 4 Jan 1833

Dinner with Beaumont at the Recorder's Club. It was the anniversary and Mr. Dixon was in the Chair. Most of the party were of the Tory faction, but everything went off very well and with apparent good humour. Beaumont and I sat by John Clayton and I cou'd not help laughing in my sleeve at the frankness and candour which were exhibited on both sides.

Letter – John Fonblanque to John Bell – 9 Jan 1833

Sir, I am wishing to hope that I ought not to ascribe your not having answered my last letter respecting Mr Scott to any unkind feeling towards me My motive was to ascertain whether that suffering individual had a claim which if established would somewhat alleviate his suffering & in applying to you I give you credit for that good feeling which would secure to him your sympathy in aid of my wish that he should have justice – your general character justifies the continuance of my

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Hedley – 10 Jan 1833

Thos Hedley Newcastle Jany 10th 1833 Dear Sir At present we are out of stock of Lead & decline selling in the expectation of a considerable advance in the Market Your Obdt Servt BJ

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Grace & Freeman – 10 Jan 1833

Messrs Grace & Freeman Newcastle on Tyne Jany 10th 1833 Dear Sirs The above 300 p[iece]s are shipped on board the Hudgill Capt Curry who sails on Saty next we shall continue to Ship you the qty at the commencement of each month until June, in conformity to your contract with Mr Hodgson Yr mo Obdt Servt Benj Johnson

Diary – James Losh – 10 Jan 1833

I went with Beaumont to Hexham where a public dinner was given to him by a large body of electors. Mr. Blackett was in the chair and the day went off very well. Blackett made an excellent chairman and spoke very well and like a gentleman. Beaumont made the most regular and statesmanlike speech I ever heard him deliver. I had not prepared myself so much as I ought to have done but being a good deal excited by the general enthusiasm which prevailed, I spoke with considerable force and effe

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 13 Jan 1833

Messrs Finlay Hodgson London Newcastle on Tyne Jany 13th 1833 Dear Sirs I have advised Messrs Newton Lyon & Co of our having weighed off 1000 p[iece]s of Lead & that want this order to whom it is to be delivered, I have also stated to them that our credit takes place from the date of sale, or contract, and not from the date of invoice. This point has long been known to them, however ignorant they may wish to make themselves of it. Now in respect to the date from which

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Key – 13 Jan 1833

T Key Newcastle Jany 13 1833 Dear Sir I am in receipt of your lre of the 8th inst with abstract of accts. The £ 4000 paid to the Bp of Durhm & the £300 paid to Batson & Co on the 29th Sept was carried to the Exhors a/c at your request as you will find on referring to your lre of that date. The 300 frs Slag were shipped on board the Beaufoot on the 27th Decr the ship however from some cause has not sailed until today – we have had a brisk demand of late for Lithar

Letters – George Backhouse to Newton & Lyon – 15 Jan 1833

Messrs Newton Lyon & Co Liverpool Royal Arcade Newcastle on Tyne Jany 15th 1833 Gentm In the absence of Mr Johnson I have to acknowledge the receipt of your favour of yesterdays date covering two Bills value together Eight Hundred & Sixteen Pounds thirteen Shillings & Sixpence which sum is passed to the credit of you’re a/c with Thos W Beaumont Esqr I am Gentm Yr mo Obt Servt Geo Backhouse

Letters – George Backhouse to William Parker – 16 Jan 1833

Wm Parker Esqr Newcastle Jany 16th1833 Sir Mr Beaumonts agent at Blaydon writes me today, that on making up a/cs for the past year he finds a mistake of 2 – 0 – 2 /- in your parcel of Litharge (50 Casks) deld June last, that he has deducted 13 – 0 – 4 for Fare & ought to have deducted only 10 – 3 – 5 this makes a diff of £1 – 6 – 11 with which I debit your acct trusting you will approve of the same. I am Sir Yr mo Obt Servt Geo Backhouse P.S.

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Grace & Freeman – 20 Jan 1833

Messrs Grace & Freeman Chelsea Newcastle on Tyne Jany 20th 1833 Dear Sirs I duly received your lre of the 15th inst & have now the pleasure to inform you that the 300 p[iece]s Lead of which I advised you were of the best description of Refd Lead, which as no other house I believe can furnish, unless purchased of us, at Mr Keys request we shall ship you 300 p[iece]s more of the same description of Refd Lead in the course of this week of which you shall be duly advised , t

Diary – James Losh – 22 Jan 1833

I dined, as Recorder, at a sumptuous dinner given by the Master and Brethren of the Trinity House (The Trustees for a charitable Institution!). Mr. Bell, M.P., the Mayor, and all the Tory crew formed the dignitaries at this feast much in principle resembling a parish dinner - given out of the poor rates. I was nearly alone of the liberal party and the most studied attention and respect was paid me. Mr. Bell affected to speak in the most friendly and familiar manner (after having during the

Letter – John Bell to John Fonblanque – 23 Jan 1833

Sir, I duly recd. your former letter respecting certain enquiries to be made of Mr Isaac Hunter relating Mr Scotts claim on the Trustee under the will of Mr Hunters late Father & I have to apologise to you for not attending to it before I did, but we had for so long been kept busy by the preparations for the late contested election that it & some other things got out of mind that ought to have been attended to. I had however before the date of your letter of the 9th inst: sent your fo

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 31 Jan 1833

Messrs Finlay Hodgson Newcastle Jany 31st 1833 Dear Sirs on my return from the west this morng I found your letter of the 26th inst, and statement of Messrs Wm Thompson & Co which is correct, & credit them with £1226 –14s-3d paid Glyn & Co. Messrs Locke Blackett & Co applied to purchase this morng but declined at £ !3 & £13-10. I have not heard of any sales having been effected in this quarter since I last wrote. B Johnson

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 2 Feb 1833

Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co London Newcastle Feby 2nd 1833 Dear Sirs I duly receive your lre of the 31st inst & note your having paid to Glyn & Co for Mr Bts a/c with Batson Berry & Co £274 -5s 2d received from MessrsGrace & Freeman for which sum we give them credit, 300 f[othe]rs refined Lead shipped aboard the Esther for Messrs Grace & Freeman will leave this port on Monday next & I expect to ship 20 Casks of Litharge in ten days. Mr Keys a/c C

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to John Allport – 5 Feb 1833

Mr Jn Allport London WB Lead Office Newcastle Feby 5th 1833 Sir I will thank you to ship six Hogsheads of the best bone ashes, of the same fineness as the last parcel you sent, provided you can ship them by one of our traders in a week from this date, & advise by return of post to that effect. Your Obt Servt BJ

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Grace & Freeman – 5 Feb 1833

Messrs Grace & Freeman Newcastle on Tyne Feby 5th 1833 Dear Sirs The above are shipped on board the Esther Capt Garbutt who sails tomorrow, and are part of the 3000 p[iece]s you purchased of Mr Key. We shall ship 300 p[iece]s more next week and 20 Casks of Litharge. I am Dr Sirs YrMo Obdt Servt Benj Johnson (with Invoice of 300 frs)
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