Accounts and Costs book for THE SNAILBEACH LEAD ORE & Barytes MINES Stiperstones SHROPSHIRE 1958-1863 Primary Source Manuscript Document ([ 1858 - 1863 ])

SHROPSHIRE 1858-1863


Date: [ 1858 - 1863 ]

This is a fascinating original large Elephant Folio size Ledger book for the Snailbeach Lead Ore Mines located on the lower slopes of the eastern end of the Stiperstones in Shropshire, the book contains records all the daily expenses of the mine from June 1858 to August 1863, listing the amounts of Ore Extracted, the costs of wages to the various employees above and below ground, working the different mine levels, the Engine House, Candle Makers, Carpenters, Smiths, Masons etc, with names of the individual workers, and more across 435 used pages, the book is a large format bound in full reverse calf leather, measuring 19 inches by 13 inches approx., The Snailbeach Mine still remains open to visitors and is one of the best preserved Victorian Lead mines in the country now under the management of the Shropshire Mines Trust, the binding is in good solid condition with only some marks and mild rubbing wear, internally there is some noticeable browning to opening pages, with some mild loss to leading edges of first few pages which have been restored and strengthened, which only touches the handwritten entries in a few places. A primary manuscript record of the Snailbeach mines activities and costs in the five year period from 1858-1863. Book is very large and heavy, overseas shipping costs will be expensive

Full Calf Leather


Offered by Andrew Cox