Letter from John Wesley Hackworth, Soho Works, Shildon to the editors of the Mining Journal, Railway Times, Herpath’s Railway Journal, Leeds Mercury and the Gateshead Observer

Made:
1849-10-23
part of archive:
Hackworth Family Archive
maker:
Hackworth, John Wesley (b 1820 – d 1891)
and
Hackworth, Ann (b c 1818 – d 1872) (nee Turner)

Copy letter challenging Robert Stephenson, ‘I am prepared to contest with you, and prove to whom the superiority in the construction and manufacture of locomotive engines, now belongs’, believes that the York Berwick and Newcastle Railway Company will be ‘willing [sic] afford every facility towards the carrying out of this experiment’. Referenced in Robert Young, Timothy Hackworth and the Locomotive (London: Locomotive Publishing Company, 1923), p. 328.

Details

Extent:
1 item
Identifier:
HACK/3/1/15

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