Notes on Lancashire Cotton Mills

  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MS 1208
  • Dates of Creation
      20th century
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      various sizes. 4 files (4 items, 11 items, 15 items, 22 items);

Scope and Content

Notes and tables respecting Messrs Cardwell, Birley and Hornby, cotton manufacturers of Blackburn; typescript Notes on Nathaniel Dugdale and Brothers of Padiham, Lancashire, 1797-1823; and Notes on the Ashworth Cotton Mills of New Eagley near Bolton; with additional tables, etc.

Access Information

The collection is available for consultation by any accredited reader.

Acquisition Information

Presented to the John Rylands Library by G.W. Armitage esq. in January 1958.


Description compiled by Jo Humpleby, project archivist.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued in the Hand-List of the Collection of English Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, 1952-1970 (English MS 1208).

Related Material

Compiled mainly from the materials in the Wadsworth Manuscripts collection when they were still in A.P. Wadsworth's possession: see the papers of Cardwell, Birley and Hornby (ref.: GB 133 Eng MS 1199); papers of Nathaniel Dugdale & Bros (ref.: GB 133 Eng MS 1200); and papers of Ashworth Cotton Mills (ref.: GB 133 Eng MS 1201).