Reference numberMS/710/36
TitleLetter from Robert Were Fox, Falmouth, to Davies Giddy [Gilbert], London
Date2 May 1807
DescriptionFox presents thanks to Gilbert for information on copper and for supporting Cornish mining interests. Notes the potential of the British Government's proposed gift of 'a million or two' to the Russian Government for shipment of copper to Russia. Fish and oyster shipments are also considered, the latter 'a fine thing for many of the labouring people at St Mawes'. A postscript states that 'the Admiralty will not hesitate to sacrifice the British Mines for the sake of having foreign copper cheaper'.
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NA6084Fox; Robert Were (1789 - 1877); geologist and physicist1789 - 1877
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