[John Brown, industrialist and Yorkshireman] Autograph Letter Signed "John Brown" to "His Worship the Mayor of Sheffield".

John Brown (1816–1896), industrialist, known as the Father of the South Yorkshire Iron Trade. [Oaks Colliery disater
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[Embossed heading] Endcliffe Hall, Sheffield, 20 Dec. 1866.
SKU: 16036

One page, 12mo, edges sunned and stained, text slightly obscured but readable. "I regret I was confined to the House yesterday (in fact since Saturday so could not attend the meeting at the [?] Hall in the sad Oaks Colliery affair [worst ever English mining disaster] [.] My two partners were also from Home. Will you add the name of my Company 'John Brown & Co." without LImited for £100[.] If our Directors will not pay the same I will."