Easton Collection

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NEIMME/East/7/2/17. James Easton – Tyne Coal Company Memoranda Book no.2. 16 November 1866.


Main content:

7 colliery journals (Vol 5 missing) containing a daily diary of the business and personal affairs of James Easton as colliery engineer for the Tyne Coal Company 1864 – 1867 and for various collieries and other engineering business in Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire.

Volume containing reports, accounts, valuations and estimates by George Hill and others, mainly 1797 – 1825 but with occasional earlier reports 1746 – 1792

John Blenkinsop’s lease book containing copy deeds re Gateshead Park Colliery 1790 – 1794 and Rothwell and Middleton, Yorks, 1799 – 1810

Matthias Dunn’s daily journal of colliery business relating mainly to work at Jarrow, Hebburn, Howden, Percy Main, Wallsend and Willington with frequent mentions of work with John Buddle, 1 Jan – 24 Dec 1812

Matthias Dunn’s History of the Viewers

Volume of papers relating to the coal trade including committee minutes, details of the vend and coal exports and newspaper cuttings, mainly 1786 – 1842 but with earlier statistics 1700 – 1800

Letter book containing copy letters from James Easton at Nest House, Gateshead to Cuthbert Ellison, Sir Walter James and others, 1844 – 1874

Report by William Wallace on the mineral resources remaining in the unworked lead veins in the Nenthead Mines on Alston Moor

Book of copy extracts and cuttings from national and local newspapers, mainly re persons killed or injured in mining accidents but also advertisements of colliery leases and equipment and general colliery matters. The reports relate mainly to Northumberland and Durham. 1826 – 1830.

Two daily journals of colliery visits, probably of Christopher Bedlington, in connection with work for William Brown. 24 Nov 1765 – 26 Dec 1766 and 15 Jan 1767 – 16 March 1768.




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