Cookson, Kenneth, c.1882-1963 (lead manufacturer)
Kenneth Cookson was born circa 1882, the youngest son of Norman Charles Cookson (1842-1909), lead manufacturer and coal owner. He was admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge in 1900 to study Natural Sciences and was awarded a BA degree in 1903. On 26 November 1913 he married Vivienne Tiller Butler. They had three children: Mary (b.1916), Christopher (1917-1941) and John Butler (1924-2003). Kenneth died on 6 March 1963.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Single letter from Kenneth [Cookson] to Erasmus Darwin dated 5 March 1911. The letter was sent from Perth, Western Australia and gives a descriptive account of Cookson's purchase of land in Western Australia, his plans for the future and his opinions of the local population.
Letters and related papers re purchase, valuation, disposal and sale of opals by Erasmus Darwin in 1913-1914. Includes a valuation and catalogue of the stones, and letters from Nora Barlow, Kenneth and Clive Cookson, Thomas McKenny Hughes, Frederick Stirling Newall and Margaret Newall, all of whom expressed an interest in acquiring some of the stones.