LETTER from Caleb Watson, Financial Agents, Liverpool.
On headed paper, to an unknown correspondent, advising him about a Colliery which is for sale, and giving details of cost, location, production, type of engines '20 inch Cylinder good vertical winding Engine at original pit's mouth also 15 inch winding and pumping Engine...' etc. 2p., 8vo, in a small hand.
18th June, 1873.
¶ 'It now produces 350 tons weekly... the soft part of which is useful for house Coal and the hard is much in demand in the neighbourhood for Steam purposes'.
Derby and Midland Oddfellows
ACCOUNT BOOK June 15th 1846 - December 30th 1933.
Cash book, size 14" x 9", full parchment boards, front inner hinge broken, so front board and spine, although not detached, have come away from the spine. On the first two pages is a list of 70 members with year of entrance (going back to 1789). There is also a list of 22 Honorary Members. 290 pages. Each year's accounts signed by auditors. A few pages loose, parchment darkened, some tears in parchment on back board, back inner hinge partly broken. Neatly written throughout. Blanks at end.
¶ Includes money paid out for funerals, provisions for the Feast 'One gallon of ale to Band at John Colledge's', 'Singers at Church', 'Ringers at Church', payments to hundreds of named people, presumably while they were sick, 'Surgeon half year's salary...' etc. Receipts include subscriptions, odd sums such as 'received from Bolehill Lodge for use of the Flag... 5s'.
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION by: Mr. Shaw, at the George Inn, in Derby...12th day of July.... Estates In Mackworth and Langley and in Spondon.
Handbill, size 13" x 8", describing 4 Lots, with occupiers.
J. Drewry, Printer, Derby, June 29th, 1805.
¶ Included the house 'Wheat Hill' with thirty acres adjoining, and a close of forty acres on the banks of the River Derwent.
LEASE OF A WATERMILL dwelling house, barns etc. and 225 acres in the Township of Drakelow, Sir Roger Gresley to John Pycroft, farmer and miller.
Printed agreement with manuscript inserts, 3pp., folio, signed by Pycroft. Folded with docket title... together with... 6 manuscript documents on paper relative to a case brought by Pycroft against Sir Roger and Jonah Deane, in the King's Bench, including copy Order of Reference, 1831, and a valuation of crops and some work done by Pycroft, such as 'Winter Ploughing', 'road making'.
¶ Under the lease Pycroft is required to perform 8 days work for Sir Roger with a team of at least four horses, if required. The Arbitrator in the Court case awarded Pyecroft £302.
VALUABLE PROPERTY at Measham To Be Sold by Auction by B. Cheatle & Son... June 4th, 1847...
Poster, size 9" x 11", folds. Describes 2 Lots, comprising four houses fronting the Cross in Measham, with four others in the yard at the back. Gives occupiers.
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North Staffordshire & Mid-Derbyshire Railway
A BILL For making new Railways in the County of Derby and for other purposes.
22pp., small folio. Folded vertically with docket title.
ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXXI. N.E.
Quarter sheet, size 13" x 15" plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding to small 8vo. A few foxing spots.
Electrotyped in 1862.
¶ Covers Kinder Scout, Hope, Castleton, Chapel en le Frith.
Pigot & Co.
DERBYSHIRE Engraved map
Outline colour, engraved surface approx. 14" x 8", plus margins, vignette. Reference to the Hundreds. Stab holes near top edge in margin, some slight dustmarking at extreme edges.
PARTICULARS of Several Very Valuable Freehold Messuages, Farms & Lands, Situate in the Parishes of Shirley, Crich, Wessington, & Morton... Containing Together nearly Four Hundred Acres to be Sold by Auction in Lots.... 14th day of September and... the Next Day the 15th.
6pp., small folio. Gives names of fields etc., with acreage.
Printed at J. Drewry's Office, Derby. 1812.
¶ Occupiers were Pearce, Bestall, Machin, Jackson and Chawner. The first day's sale was held at the Green Man, Ashburn, and the second day's sale at the Peacock Inn, Upton Barns.
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