Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Key – 27 May 1833

Document Type: Letters
Date: 27 May 1833
Correspondent: Benjamin Johnson
Recipient: Thomas Key
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/7
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Thos Key Esq   London						May 27th 1833

      After a long delay I shipped on Saturday last 300 frs of the common Lead which I have been so anxious for you to report upon I expect you will find it particularly soft and pliable and shall be glad to hear the results as soon as you have tried it.

      I expect to send you 300 frs more next week. I cannot make the transfer of the 600 frs slag to Messrs Walkers & Co they having none purchased of us. I shall be glad to receive your orders for Litharge, which we continue to sell at £14.10 altho[ugh]’ the price of Lead is £13-10 & £14


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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