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THE DANSON FAMILY ARCHIVE


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Reference D/D
Covering dates 1760 - 1976
Held by National Museums Liverpool, Maritime Archives and Library
Extent 13 Sub fonds
Conditions of access This collection is held in a reserve store and is available by advance appointment only.


No further details   Book of letters written at Grasmere to Edward Chester Danson, J.W.W.D. and Rosa Rudolf  D/D/III/1/91  May 1897 - Jan 1898

Folder icon  Dry Close, Grasmere  D/D/III/3/2/1 - 27  [n.d.]


Contents:
(Land purchased 1879, house built 1880-1883. House designed by D. Walker, architect, of Liverpool)


No further details   Notebook entitled 'Dry Close, Latitude 54.27.4, Longitude 3.0.47', containing rough notes and plans, accounts of wages and other expenses  D/D/III/3/2/2  Dec 1879 - Aug 1883
No further details   Notebook entitled 'Dry Close (6 in. Ord. Maps)', containing sections of Westmorland O.S. maps and miscellaneous notes and sketches relating to the building of Dry Close  D/D/III/3/2/3  c.May 1880 - June 1880
No further details   Notebook containing inventory of furniture, divided into 3 categories: to be moved to Grasmere; to be sold; and to stay at Chester  D/D/III/3/2/4  Aug 1880
No further details   Duplicate inventory of goods stored by Browns of Chester for J.T.D  D/D/III/3/2/5  Sept 1880
No further details   List of carpets, curtains and blinds at Chester  D/D/III/3/2/6  1880
No further details   Loose specifications for the residence and outbuildings, and Levi Hodgson's contract with J.T.D  D/D/III/3/2/7  1880
No further details   Notebook entitled 'Dry Close', containing rough notes and plans re building of the new house  D/D/III/3/2/8  May 1880 - Feb 1881
No further details   Contents of letter-book entitled, 'Letters to D. Walker architect, D.C.'  D/D/III/3/2/10  Sept 1880 - Jan 1882
No further details   Bundle of correspondence, mainly from D. Walker, architect, and Tomlinson & Co., contractors. (Includes letters re bankruptcy of Levi Hodgson, original contractor for Dry Close)  D/D/III/3/2/11  Jan 1881 - Dec 1881
No further details   Loose plans of small details of Dry Close, including doors, ceilings and fireplaces. (Includes a plan of store for study, 1895)  D/D/III/3/2/12  1881 - 1883
No further details   Notebook entitled, 'White Moss Quarry', containing accounts of receipts and expenses. (The quarry was leased to J.T.D. by the Earl of Lonsdale for 2 years, and stone was quarried for the new house.)  D/D/III/3/2/13  Apr 1881 - Jul 1882
No further details   Bundle of correspondence from D. Walker and statements of account, etc., from W. Boden, surveyor of Chester; J. Tomlinson & Sons, contractors of Sheffield and D. Thomas, builder of Kendal  D/D/III/3/2/14  1881 - 1883
No further details   Royal Insurance Co., policy for the building  D/D/III/3/2/15  Dec 1881 - Dec 1882
No further details   Bundle of correspondence, notes and sketches relating to the building of Dry Close  D/D/III/3/2/16  Jan 1882 - Dec 1882
No further details   Notebook entitled, 'Journey to Birmingham, Oxford, Stratford and London, and furnishing of Dry Close'. Mainly diagrams and lists re furnishing of Dry Close  D/D/III/3/2/17  'May - June 1882'
No further details   Bundle of correspondence with Brown's of Chester about removal of J.T.D.'s household goods  D/D/III/3/2/18  Nov 1882 - Mar 1883
No further details   Bundle of accounts and correspondence about kitchen range, plumbing and roof  D/D/III/3/2/19  Mar 1886 - Jul 1886
No further details   Correspondence about stable bricks for Dry Close  D/D/III/3/2/21  Jul 1897 - Sept 1897


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