Research Papers relating to Nailsea Glassworks
- Reference Number: BS6/10/4/1
- Date: c. 1800s - [c.1970s]
- Level: File
- Extent: 2 folders containing c. 184 items
- Creator: Chance Brothers
- Description: A large and varied collection of papers most likely used as part of research into the history of Nailsea Glassworks. It includes a plan of Nailsea Glassworks [19th century]; an envelope containing a plan of Nailsea Glassworks (1870) along with a photographic negative of the plan [20th century]; Joseph Withers' account of his visit to the Nailsea Glassworks (1855); an article by Sir Hugh Chance titled 'The Nailsea Glass Works' [1950s]; an envelope containing 6 letters between Robert Lucas Chance, J.T. Chance, Henry Chance and John H. Chance discussing the closure of the Nailsea Glassworks (1873); an envelope containing papers referring to and listing the title deeds for Nailsea Glassworks (1889); an envelope containing notes and correspondence to G.F. Chance discussing the sale of Nailsea Glassworks between 1889 and 1905 (1918); two letters from Coathupe of Nailsea Glassworks and W.H. Powell discussing the character of Thomas Green, a mixer wishing to be employed by Chance Brothers (1847); agreement between Chance Brothers and William Morgan to employ the latter to collect rents and look after property in Nailsea (1878); contract of service between George Fitzgerald Neale and Chance Brothers & Co. for the former to manage the Nailsea Glassworks (1872); applications and character references for the post of manager at Nailsea Glassworks, applicants include D. Robertson, T.A. Bell, T. Davies, G. Potts, T. Dickman, J. Stenger, C. Bartrain, J. Anderson, J. Malcolm, J. Davis (1871); papers mostly consisting of accounts for Nailsea Glassworks and Nailsea Heath Colliery (1870-1873); an envelope containing c. 29 letters mostly to Edward Forster of Chance Brothers, Spon Lane, from William Brown of the Nailsea Glassworks updating Forster on the running of the Nailsea works including any problems encountered and requests for supplies (1871); an envelope containing a receipt for 100 compensation given to Samuel Davis, proprietor of the Royal Oak Inn, Nailsea, by Chance Brothers and correspondence discussing the compensation (1871); an envelope containing 66 letters mostly between Mr E. Forster, J.T. Chance, William Brown and John H. Chance discussing the day-to-day business of Nailsea Glassworks (1870); a folder labelled 'Nailsea' containing two photocopies of a plan of Nailsea Glassworks [20th century], an article by Sir Hugh Chance titled 'The Nailsea Glass Works' from the 'Pottery Gazette and Glass Trade Review' (1958), correspondence between Chance Brothers, Richard Quick and Reginald J. Wallis-Jones discussing the history of the Nailsea Glassworks (1907-1909), a list of carriage rates for The Nailsea & Stourbridge Crown Sheet & Plate Glass Works [19th century], timeline of ownership of Nailsea Glassworks and accompanying letter from J.T. Chance (1907), correspondence between W.A. Thorpe and Sir Hugh Chance discussing the history of Nailsea Glassworks (1947), attached to the correspondence is a postcard photograph of some Nailsea glass at Clevedon Court (c. 1962), letter to Walter Chance from John J. Rayll(?) discussing James Hartley's connection with Chance Brothers (1911) with accompanying newspaper article on James Hartley (1877), photocopy of an article by Doris Parton titled 'Lowestoft 1757-1802', from 'Pottery Gazette and Glass Trade Review' (20th century), two letters and accompanying notes discussing deeds of Nailsea and J.T. Chance's descision to sell his half of the Nailsea property to John Chance (1889); photograph of an 1870 plan of Nailsea Glassworks [20th century]. Originally in packaging labelled 'Box 16' and 'Nailsea. For contents see list for Box No. 1'.
- Terms:Gorgeous Glass
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- Access Status: Open
- Contact: Sandwell Archives, Sandwell Community History and Archives Service
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