Letter: Ernest Boyce, Ordnance Survey Office, Bedford to T. Fanning Evans

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 221 WDAP/4/12
  • Alternative Id.
      GB 221 WDAP/34
  • Dates of Creation
      [1887 Dec. 15]
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

LETTER: Ernest Boyce, Ordnance Survey Office, Bedford to T. Fanning Evans enquiring re the name and object of the colour works belonging to Mr Evans.

Endorsed

DRAFT LETTER: [T. F. Evans] to Mr Boyce. The colour works which Mr Boyce mentions were erected many years ago by a Mr Parry for the purpose of producing Venetian Red and various shades of yellow ochre. He styled the works the St. Eilian Colour Works. Mr Evans bought it from Mr Parry's son twenty years previously. he describes the material produced at the works, including purple shine which is used for painting the bottom of iron ships. The manufacture of venetian red was discontinued.

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Cyflwr da/Good condition