TitleDrabble Family of Sheffield
AdminHistoryThe correspondence is between and about the Drabble brothers (James, Robert, George, William, Charles and Fred) and their mother Marianne, mainly between James and Robert.

James Drabble was a factor in South America (Montevideo, Buenos Aires, River Plate) and Robert a factor in India (Calcutta). Their father, James Drabble, left an estate of over £21,000, some with trustees, the uncles of the brothers.

The letters relate to this legacy, trade to the Americas and India, the trade of Manchester, the textile trade and bobinett trade, observations on trade generally (prices and credit), the efforts of the brothers to find more lucrative employment including their attempts to raise capital to purchase an Indigo factory in 1845, social affairs in Sheffield, investment in railway stock, etc
DescriptionCorrespondence including from India and South America, 1841-1849 and n.d.
Date1841 - 1849
Extent79 items
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