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'.
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.
DEED OF BARGAIN AND SALE of three beast-grasses in Green Fairfield adjoining the Chapel lands of Wormhill, Nicholas Hayward of Chapel-le-Frith to Samuel Alsop of Wormhill.
Vellum, size 17" x 24", wax seal with a swan. Witnessed on verso. Brown spotting at right-hand side about 6" into text.
WHEELWRIGHT'S ACCOUNT BOOK 1872-1891.
4to notebook, ruled for cash, parchment-covered boards, covers darkened, spine worn at top and bottom, spine and edges of board lightly rubbed. 166 pages of neatly-written accounts, listing work making and repairing carts, wheels, repairing agricultural tools and machinery. Very detailed accounts listing price of bolts, nuts, springs, lengths of wood, etc., for example Mr. John Tingey's account for a 'New Cart' lists 42 items, including 'piece of larch fir 9ft.', '4ft of oak rails'.
¶ Examples of entries: 'new pair of strong waggon wheels painted complete... £5.0s.0d'., 'to new tailboard to Scotch cart', 'to taking out motion wheels of horse power cleaning and packing and sending them to Derby', 'to cleaning and repairing haymaking machine, new nuts & keys on main axle, new lifter and new teeth to drums, new spring and bolts...', 'to cutting and sharping turnip cutter', 'to new pair of strong ash shafts 2 new cross bars new 1in. deal bottom to Pony Cart'.
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.
DERBYSHIRE Manuscripts, Maps, Engravings, Ephemera, etc.
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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.
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.
WATERCOLOUR titled in bottom margin, 'Stavely Church, Derbyshire. S.'
Competent watercolour in grey tones and pen and ink, size 4" x 6", ruled border, margins trimmed. Small edge tear.
Sylvester (Charles), Engineer
TICKET FOR A LECTURE 'Mr. Sylvester's Lectures on Galvanism. Lecture II.
Finely printed on card, size 2«" x 3«", in a decorative oval cartouche with the three Prince of Wales feathers at the top. With the signature added in ink 'C. Sylvester'.
¶ Charles Sylvester was a mechanical engineer who took out a patent for 'galvanised metal' in the early 1800's. He gave lectures on Galvanism in Derby and worked with William Strutt, head of the Derby Foundry. He published 'The Philosophy of Domestic Economy' in 1819.
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