DISPUTE

[Mrs M. A. Cranstoun of Friars Haugh.] Autograph Letter Signed to Charles Erskine of Erskine & Curle, Writers, Melrose, regarding a dispute with neighbour Mr Usher regarding right of way and 'the taking of Gravel'.

Author: 
[Mrs M. A. Cranstoun of Friars Haugh, Borders, Scotland; Charles Erskine of Erskine & Curle, Writers [solicitors], Melrose]
Publication details: 
Friars Haugh [Borders, Scotland]; 9 May 1821.
£40.00

2pp., 4to. Bifolium. Addressed, with red wax seal, on reverse of second leaf, to 'Charles Erskine Esqre. | Melrose'. Docketted: '7 May 1821 | Mrs Cranstown [sic] | About Mr Usher preventing the taking of Gravel'. A well-written letter, and a nice piece of social history. She lays out her case extremely clearly: 'I trouble you with this letter on the following account. Having occasion for some Gravel to beautify our Court, I employed a man to bring it from the river on Friday last. Mr Usher objected to his doing so, the man answered, "have not they a right?

Galley proofs of article 'lifted from the New York Times', giving 'a factual account of events that led up to the implementation of a policy that will effectively abolish the traditional methods of printing newspapers'.

Author: 
[New York Times; press unions; newspaper printing; electronic typesetting; automation]
Publication details: 
[Circa 1974. From an unknown source. (For circulation among members of the English SOGAT and NGA print unions?]
£95.00

Six pages in double column and one page in single column, on seven leaves roughly 63 x 15.5 cm. Not entirely uniform: dimensions of type of first leaf approximately 50 x 10 cm; and of last (single-column) page roughly 56 x 5 cm. Clear and complete. On aged and folded high-aciditiy paper. Stapled, but with last leaf creased and detached from rest. The article is headed: 'This is a factual account of events that led up to the implementation of a policy that will effectively abolish the traditional methods of printing newspapers, with particular emphasis on the composing area.

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