NEIMME/For/1/4/22. Agreement between Cuthbert Richardson of North Shields and Thomas Baker of Birtley for a licence for 9 years to prospect for and mine coal at Blackburn. 2 Feb 1737.
Forster, Thomas Emerson (fl 1830-1870), engineer
Forster, George Baker (fl 1830-1870, engineer
Scope and Content
The Forster collection consists of three distinct sections. Section 1 comprises a collection of report books relating to various eighteenth and nineteenth century viewers, collected by Thomas Emerson Forster but not relating to the Forster family. Sections 2 and 3 comprise working papers of Thomas Emerson Forster and his son George Baker Forster.
Section 1 comprises a collection of report and account books. These include report books of important viewers such as Amos and John Barnes, John Straker, Richard Peck and Matthias Dunn, accounts of the Conyers family and of the Delaval family of Seaton Delaval and a volume of newspaper cuttings and pamphlets relating to the miners strikes of 1831/2 and 1844.
Section 2 comprises bound volumes of correspondence, report, working papers and plans of George Baker Forster. These relate to his colliery interests in the North East and in Yorkshire, the Midlands, Cumberland, Wales and elsewhere.
Forster Collection Section2 1_4
Forster Collection Section2 5_9
Forster Collection Section2 10_14
Forster Collection Section2 15_19
Forster Collection Section2 20_24
Forster Collection Section2 25_29
Forster Collection Section2 30_34
Forster Collection Section2 35_39
Forster Collection Section2 40_49
Forster Collection Section2 50_54
Section 3 is a volume of reports, correspondence and plans, 1855 – 1870.
Forster Collection Section3 1_4
Forster Collection Section3 5_9
Forster Collection Section3 10_14
Forster Collection Section3 15_19
Forster Collection Section3 20_24
Forster Collection Section3 25_29
Forster Collection Section3 30_34
Forster Collection Section3 35_39
Forster Collection Section3 40_44