Letter from Joseph Bacon of Castlelough to George Moore, merchant in London,
1725 Aug. 8.
|Main Creator:||Bacon, Joseph|
The main subject matter of the letter is mining, but Bacon also describes the difficult behaviour of the wife of one of the workers, a Mr Key. He says 'Her frequent way is to drink a quart brandy every day ...' but Mr. Key is too blind to ' ... see into her folly'.
The letter is damaged with some loss of text.
In 1726, Joseph Bacon of Castlelough obtained a 21 year agreement to work the mine at Ross Island, with little apparent success as the lease was surrendered in 1731 (from website of NUI Galway).
Physical description: 1 item (4 pages).
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|MS 50,122||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Manuscripts|
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