Letter – Read Lucas & Read to John Erasmus Blackett – 30 Mar 1799

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Mar 1799
Correspondent: Read Lucas & Read
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 260 2
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      Sheffield Mar 30 1799

Mr. Blackett


      In Mr Crawhalls Letter of the 26th Inst, he advised us to acquaint you with the price of silver plated Dishes & Covers for side Dishes 11 inches long We have therefore inquired this morning of some of the best makers & they inform us that the price of plain, oval, side Dishes & Covers 11 inches long will be from 70 to 80s a pair (that is the Dish & cover) & if made with silver edges about 12s a pair more We shall be happy to render you every service in our power either in this or any other occasion & am

      Sir  Your Obdt

      Read Lucas & Read

[annotated in JEB’s hand:] Two oval Plated Dishes with Covers 11 ½ Inches long with silver edges ___

[on verso:] John E Blackett / Newcastle upon Tyne

[annotated in JEB’s hand:] Reed Lucas & Reed / 3rd March 1799






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