Woollen Manufacturing in Yorkshire

Woollen Manufacturing in Yorkshire

This edition of the memorandum books of John Brearley of Wakefield provides a fascinating insight into the economic and social conditions prevalent in West Yorkshire at the middle of the eighteenth century. 

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This edition of the memorandum books of John Brearley of Wakefield provides a fascinating insight into the economic and social conditions prevalent in West Yorkshire at the middle of the eighteenth century. 

Many of the entries in his memorandum book reflect his familiarity with the region’s woollen and worsted industries, covering all aspects of the trade.

Other entries – ranging from recipes for ketchup and bread, to get-rich-quick schemes, to observations on women, drinking, and the marital habits of merchants – provide a flavour of life in the pre-industrial north at the beginning of George III’s reign. 

  • Size 233 x 154mm
  • Format Hardback
  • Pages 168
  • ISBN 9780902122888
  • Editor John Smail