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Marshalls of Leeds Flax-Spinners 1788-1886 : Cambridge Studies in Economic History - W.G. Rimmer

Marshalls of Leeds Flax-Spinners 1788-1886

Cambridge Studies in Economic History

Paperback Published: 24th August 2012
ISBN: 9780521168328
Number Of Pages: 366

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This book was first published in 1960. Its author, W. G. Rimmer, here forms a case study of the Marshalls of Leeds, and their progress and prominence in the field of flax spinning since the outbreak of the French War in 1793. The founder of Marshall and Co., John Marshall, was made a millionaire by the company's success. In documenting the company's economic history, Rimmer draws upon private ledgers, stock books, score letters and notebooks, primarily spanning the years 1806-1846. He aims to give a thorough and engaging narrative account of this family and their firm by drawing upon their relationships with the citizens of Leeds, politicians, customers and landowners, as well as looking at the internal development of their business. This engaging and thoroughly researched book will be of great interest to any scholars of nineteenth-century industry in general, or the industrial history of Leeds more specifically.

List of illustrations
Preface
John Marshall's inheritance
Making a fortune, 1788-1815
Gentleman flax-spinner, 1815-1826
Wet spinning, 1826-1846
The final phase, 1846-1886
Appendix
Genealogical Table of Marshalls of Leeds
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521168328
ISBN-10: 0521168325
Series: Cambridge Studies in Economic History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 366
Published: 24th August 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.47