Thomas A Cook letter

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Address: Newcastle upon Tyne. To H B Jordan, Esq, Alkali Works, Bristol. Acknowledges Jordan's letter of 4 December 1845. Discusses at length the relative efficiency of stone stills [?for manufacturing alkalis] used by Cook [?at Walker, Newcastle], by Jordan and by Lee & Co; advises Jordan to visit Lee & Co and copy their stills exactly. Mentions a Mr Bell's patent, the surprising cheapness of coal, and a meeting of masters [i.e. factory owners] which he was unable to attend. Notes that the returns show an increase of stock.
Autograph, with signature. A note [?in Jordan's hand] on page 3 states: 'Ansd. 5 Jany'.


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