ST MARY'S CATHEDRAL, NEWCASTLE
Volume of correspondence relating to the early history of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Newcastle, ca 1842, with later material up to ca 1890. Bound in quarter cloth (rather worn with some contents loose). The spine lettered 'Local Records / 21'.
Augustus Welby Pugin: Autograph Letter Signed to the Rev J. Riddell (? perhaps a mistake for William, later Bishop William Riddell and the first Administrator of the Cathedral) at the 'Catholic Chapel, Pilgrim Street', 1 page 4to, April 1842, with two sketches on the address-leaf (detatched) of alternative designs for the presbytery.
Four further Autograph Letters Signed from Pugin relating to the house, the last addressed to the Bishop concerning plans for the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
Edward Welby Pugin: thirteen Autograph Letters Signed to Canon Monsignor Charles Eyre, all 1857, relating to building work, and including a sketch ('View of Lodge St Marie's Newcastle')
About 20 further letters, estimates and receipts, mostly addressed to Canon Eyre or Canon Humble, from builders and craftsmen, largely concerning the presbytery or 'Lodge'.
The latter part of the volume comprises later material, mostly letters to Canon Robert Franklin (Administrator of the Cathedral 1885 to 1895): the manuscript of a sermon by Bishop Chadwick, ca 40 miscellaneous letters, together with a good series of 16 Autograph Letters Signed from Cardinal Manning, 1885-1891, pasted to lined pages.
The image is from a letter of Edward Welby Pugin.