Reference numberNLB/3/993
Alternative reference numberNLB/3 p456
TitleCopy letter from Herbert Rix, to Mr Newman, care of Messrs West, Newman & Company, 54 Hatton Garden
Date3 December 1889
DescriptionRix has seen Mr Harrison with regard to Mr Knight's memorandum of 29 November, and Harrison maintains that there is no evidence that the plates were damaged in their house, and as they are just as likely to have been damaged by either firm, splitting the costs would be the fairest outcome. Harrison points out that the cut was not made with a cutting machine such as they have; the man had no reason to cut the plate and denies doing so; it is not unlikely that Newman's man may have attempted to trim the edges with shears and had an accident; the length of time since the accident creates uncertainty as to where the fault lies.

Harrison admits that their man should have thrown the plate out, and so is willing to unpack the stock, insert the plates, and repack, if Newman is willing to undertake the expense of supplying the hundred or so plates as the drawing is still on the stone. Rix asks if Newman is willing to consent to this compromise.
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