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Business and Family in the North of England During the Early Industrial Revolution – Records of the Lives of Men and Women in Trade, 1788-1832 - British Academy Scholarship Online
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Business and Family in the North of England During the Early Industrial Revolution: Records of the Lives of Men and Women in Trade, 1788-1832

Hannah Barker and David Hughes

Abstract

This volume of transcribed and annotated primary sources focuses on the lives of tradesmen and women in the northern ‘industrial’ and commercial towns of Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester and Liverpool between 1780 and 1832. It incorporates the correspondence of the Wilson family of Sheffield snuff manufacturers (1780-95); the memoir of a Liverpool baker, John Coleman (1797); the diary of George Heywood, a Manchester grocer (1809-15); and the letterbook of the Leeds milliner, Robert Ayrey (1832). Each of the four sets of primary materials contained in the book offers detailed insights into the dome ... More

Keywords: Industrial Revolution, Trade, Work, Families, Business, Religion, Towns, Generation, Gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780197266700
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266700.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hannah Barker, editor
Professor of Modern History, Univeristy of Manchester

David Hughes, editor
Independent Scholar, N/A