Letter – Edward Blackett to William Banson – 18 May 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 May 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Banson
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      May the 18 

Mr Banson

      Sr I would not by any means have Mr Curtis to putt himselfe to any charge in buying his son Fine Cloaths, for the same Cloaths that I send him at School will serve him here well Enough but in case he Want a small sum to Furnish him with Linnen &c speak to my servt Mewburne & he shall lend him it, I am

      Your Assured Friend & servt


[For] Mr Wm Banson att his house in Westgate Newca[stle]
Banson ran a commercially-focused writing school in Newcastle and -in similar vein- was author of The Merchant’s Penman, (1702), and An Arithmetical Exercise, (1709).works. Curtis was evidently one of his pupils before befing indentured as a Hostmen’s company apprentice to EB (see other letters from EB of the same date)

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