from letter 21/1/1890 from James Sprott
have this moment received the unfortunate communication enclosed. You shall hear
again in a few days
I am Dear Sir
also extract from one of the Liverpool papers enclosed
James Sprot Esqre.
Sunday Jan 30th 1870
will be sorry to learn Rimmerís Farm Buildings are partly destroyed by fire
which took place about half past two oíclock this morning.
Stable & part of the roof of the barn, the engine from the Hall was there
almost directly the alarm was given, & the fire put out, before the engine
from Lípool could get there & fortunately there was water close to the
Farm Yard, in a day or two I will call on you.
Your obt. Servt.
premises are insured us under
on Dwelling house
ALLEGED INCENDIARISM AT A
from letter 5/2/1870
Mr. Shelmerdine has inspected these & will report, you are wrong in supposing the whole of the Insurance money will come to the estate, so much only will be payable as will reinstate the property in its original state.
from letter from 6/2/1869 from Geo Whitley
The old lady has called on me and asked if I had heard from you as she
fancies you made her some sort of promise that you would take her case into
further consideration. I have however told her that she must be mistaken as her
land had been divided between other parties.
Mr. Shelmerdine is from home for a few days but I
previously urged him to proceed with all dispatch with his plans and estimates
of the proposed improvements at Speke.
For myself I can only say that I have to apologize
for the delay in the delivery of my account which shall without fail be in your
hands in a few days
from letter from 11/12/1869 from Geo Whitley
The Tenant has brought me in a bill of £24.18.8 for gates and unexhausted improvements on which I have made my remarks and I will thank you for your observations. The work has, I have reason to believe been done, but some of the charges are high and the oncoming tenants will not expect to pay any part of them.