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Business and Family in the North of England During the Early Industrial RevolutionRecords of the Lives of Men and Women in Trade, 1788-1832$
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Hannah Barker and David Hughes

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780197266700

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197266700.001.0001

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Introduction to George Heywood’s Diary and Memoir

Introduction to George Heywood’s Diary and Memoir

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(p.169) Introduction to George Heywood’s Diary and Memoir
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Business and Family in the North of England During the Early Industrial Revolution
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Hannah Barker, David Hughes
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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266700.003.0007

Inspired to keep a record of his life by a sermon on self-examination by a local Unitarian preacher, and further encouraged by the examples set by John Wesley and his fellow Methodist Thomas Coke, the Manchester grocer George Heywood spent 5 shillings on a specially made book for this purpose in 1815. After beginning his book with ten pages of accounts showing his income and outgoings between 1809 and 1816, Heywood continued by filling its pages in part with a daily record of his life, then devoting the rest to a memoir of his earlier years compiled in part from a series of contemporaneous notes and memoranda....

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