• This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 EGT/1/1
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 EGT/1/1/1-9.
  • Dates of Creation
      23 Jul 1650-19 Jul [16]59
  • Physical Description
      9 pieces. Condition: all the letters are in a very fragile condition and are at various stages of deterioration; some portions of text are missing, and some rather primitive paper repairs have been carried out at an earlier date.

Scope and Content

Letters to Captain Gerald Barbour, who seems to have been based at Wrexham, from Thomas Allcock and John Spencer in London, Peter Leigh in Chester and Arthur Millington in Wrexham, relating to business and financial matters. The letters from Allcock and Spencer (1/1/1-7) largely concern the prices and sales of an unidentified commodity, produced or procured in Wrexham by Barbour and sent in packets to London to be sold. 1/1/1 contains a reference to Cromwell's imminent invasion of Scotland in 1650: Allcock states that the "Lord General" is in "Barwick" [presumably Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumb], remarking that "some say the Scotts will fight but I beleave they wil[l] rather runn". 1/1/8 is undated but has been left in its original position in the sequence.