Business records of Marshall and Co., Leeds

Scope and Content

Includes ledgers, account books, stock books, indentures, miscellaneous papers, notebooks about experiments, newspaper cuttings, notes of tours to Scotland, Ireland and Cumberland, and a large number of letters

Administrative / Biographical History

The Leeds flax-spinning firm of Marshall and Co. was founded in 1788 by John Marshall, the son of a draper. He took complete control in 1802, and the firm remained under the control of the Marshall family until its closure in 1886

Access Information

Access is unrestricted


In English

Other Finding Aids

Contents listed in Handlist 6 (indexed)


See W. G. Rimmer, Marshall's of Leeds, flax-spinners, 1788-1886, 1960

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