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

Document Type: Letters
Date: 19 Mar 1833
Correspondent: Benjamin Johnson
Recipient: Finlay & Hodgson
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/7
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Finlay Hodgson & Co London					Mar 19 1833

      In answer to your letter of 15th Inst. The Mark  WB [within an oval] is put upon all the lead refined at Blaydon to distinguish it from the refd lead made at Dukesfd and Allen Mills. The 140 p[iece]s alluded to by Messrs Maltby must therefore be refd Lead. I will thank you to ascertain from them by what ship they recd and at what date. I am surprised at Mr W Parkers ire at our selling to G&F. He must know that they have long been purchasers of us, and he might as well object to our sales to L. B & Co or James & Co. I will thank you to request Mr Key to pay £1000 to the Bishop on the 31st inst. Walkers Parker & Co are shipping largely to Liverpool port. Last Week Mr Parker has purchased a parcel of Litharge from the Lead Company. We must lower our price or lose our sale. I shall now sell £14/- per ton. Walkers Parker & Co commence working in a few days when we must again reduce our price.

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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