[B & w photograph, in 3 parts, of ms. letter] 1829 Oct 16, P

[B & w photograph, in 3 parts, of ms. letter] 1829 Oct 16, Patricroft [to] James [Dixon] / John Dixon. [He reports to his brother on the Rainhill Trials where 'G S or R S has come off triumphant ... Rocket is by far the best Engine I have ever seen for Blood and Bone united'. He comments on Hackworth's behaviour: 'out of temper ever since he came ... nothing our men did for him was right ... he openly accused all G Ss people of conspiring to hinder him', as well as on the performance of his Engine, adding that 'he must ... own that he has been taught a lesson in humility'. He also gives details of the performance of 'Braithwate & Erickson' (Novelty) and 'Burstall from Edinbro'. He refers to Rastrick and Walker's report]


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