Hamond, Charles Frederick
XI/38/129, 2 boxes
Better known in Newcastle as the father of the Newcastle Council, C. F. Hamond is credited with creating the Spanish coke, coal and lead trade, importing silver and exporting coal. In these letters, he discusses the sale of lead to NMR and reports on the shipping of lead, silver, soft lead and coke as well as contracting ships for NMR, getting offers for shipments and arranging cash discounts on delivery. The letters list the names of ships used, trading between Newcastle and Liverpool, and the series includes transcripts of letters from J. Walker, Parker & Co., Liverpool. The sundry correspondence series contain correspondence with Hamond, particularly regarding the provision of coal for the Madrid Zaragoza Alicante railway.