Notebook compiled by Albert Edward Leak, 1895, containing specifications and data for the textile industry

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      GB 206 MS 443
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      1 vol. (100 ff.) Thumb indexed; partly paginated in a number of sequences. Attached to f.99 is a carbon copy of a letter in French from H. F. Suttill to Chaize Frres, St Etienne, dated 19th April [189]5, mainly about English practice in cleaning spinning machinery and about wage rates.

Scope and Content

Includes some comparisons between British and French or Belgian practice

Administrative / Biographical History

Albert Edward Leak spent his life working in the textile industry, principally in rope manufacture and associated fields. He lived in Leeds, but spent some time working in Lille. His daughter, Dorothy Mary Leak became a sub-librarian at the Brotherton Library in the University of Leeds

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Acquisition Information

Gift of Miss D. M. Leak, the compiler's daughter, April 1979


In English

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Shelved with MS 26