letter – Isaac Hunter to Friedrich Wilhelm von Reden – 20 Nov 1789

Document Type: letter
Date: 20 Nov 1789
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: Friedrich Wilhelm von Reden
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Count de Reden, Black Bull  Hexham		Dukesf[iel]d 20th Nov'r 1789


      The two Test Bottoms weighed 29 stone 11 lb. Inclosed you a Plan of the Refinery with explanations which I hope you will be able to make out but if theres anything in the Plan or of the Works here that I can inform you of shall with pleasure do it, on your acquainting me with it - the specimens of Slags &c that you left here I sent to Newcastle (in a Box w[i]th the few Spars that Kilty gave you) last Monday directed to be left at Mr Turners. I am w[i]th due deference

      Sir, your mo Humble Srvt 

      Isaac Hunter                
von Reden (1752 –1815) was a German pioneer in mining and metallurgy, heavily involved in developing industry in Silesia, now in Poland (Wikipedia). He evidently took an interest in the North Pennines lead industry.

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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