About Me

Quite simply, I love collecting old historical documents!

I have collected a range of historical documents, dating from between the 17th Century to the 20th Century, from all parts of the United Kingdom.

The historical documents that I own are of importance and interest to genealogists, family historians, and local historians.

This blog is my attempt to make my collection of historical documents freely available to anyone with a passion for studying genealogy or history!

All I ask in return is fairness and that you comply with the terms & conditions of using the copyright material contained in this blog.

To assist Readers, an Index of Place Names and Surnames mentioned in the Blog Posts is available at the bottom of the Blog Page - Sadly, this feature is not available on some mobile devices.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Letter from Winfield requesting Payment of Account, 25th June 1889

Handwritten Letter from Winfield requesting Payment of Account, 25th June 1889

"{Illegible} 25 June 1889
Dear Sirs,

As I have to get my a/c {account} at the Bank in order by Saturday I should be obliged if you would kindly let me have cheque for your last midsummer & xmas a/c's in the course of today.

The amount is £9.14.7

{illegible}

{illegible} Winfield"

Blog Authors Note:

The document deducts 5.10 leaving a balance of £4.4.7 as monies owed to them.

Monday, 28 July 2014

The Manchester Corn, Grocery & Produce Exchange, Chairman's File, 17th June 1892

The Manchester Corn, Grocery & Produce Exchange, Chairman's File, 17th June 1892

17th June 1892

"It was reported that a letter had been received from Mr Barclay threatening to apply for an injunction to restrain the Company from causing any obstruction to his right of light."

Challinors & Shaw Receipt regarding the Salary of Edward Harrison, dated 20th June 1891

Challinors & Shaw Receipt regarding the Salary of Edward Harrison, dated 20th June 1891

"Leek, 20 June 1891

Received from Messrs. Challinors & Shaw the sum of seven pounds & ten shillings being months salary to date

Edward Harrison

£7.10.0"


Thursday, 24 July 2014

Letter Regarding Investment Advice - C. Binns Deceased, 13th June 1911

Typed Letter Regarding Investment Advice - C. Binns Deceased, 13th June 1911

"FOSTER & BRAITHWAITE
_________________________
TELEGRAMS: "BRAITHWAITE, LONDON"
TELEPHONE: 6740 LONDON WALL
(4 LINES)
27 Austin Friars
London, E.C

13th June 1911

Messrs Challinors & Shaw

Dear Sirs,

C. Binns Esq decd {deceased}

In reply to your favour of the 12th inst {instant} we would recommend that the £500 in question should be invested in one or more of the following securities which are eligible under the terms of the Investment clauses:-

Union Pacific Rail'd {Railroad} 4% 1st Lien & Refund'g {Refunding} Mg Sterling Bonds 2008 @ 98 3/4, Div's {Dividends} March & Sept'r (september) Yield £4.2.0

Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Rail'y {Railway} 4% General Mort'e Gold Bonds 1995 @ 103 3/4, Div's {Dividends}, April & & Oct'r {October}, Yield £3.19.6

Illinois Central 4% Gold Bonds 1953 @102 3/4, Div's May & Nov'r {November}, Yield £4.0.0

Yours Faithfully,

{illegible}"

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Letter to Solicitors, Sugden & Lovatt, Leek, Staffordshire, 3rd August 1899

Handwritten Letter to Solicitors, Sugden & Lovatt, Leek, Staffordshire, 3rd August 1899

Company / People Mentioned:
Sugden & Lovatt Silk Manufacturers
Challinors & Shaw
Paterson

Places Mentioned:
Acorn Mills, Leek, Staffordshire
30 & 31 Newgate Street, London
7, Back George Street, Manchester

Handwritten Letter to Solicitors, Sugden & Lovatt, Leek, Staffordshire, about Paterson, 3rd August 1899
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