'Reminiscences of Flax Spinning' by William Brown

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Photocopies of 'Reminiscences of Flax Spinning' by William Brown, 1862, and of letters to the editor of the Dundee Advertiser.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Brown was the son of James Brown of Cononsyth, Angus, and his wife Mary. James had five children: Andrew (1784-1847), James (1785-1869), John (1790-1848), William (b.1791) and Mary (b.1796). In 1816 three of the brothers, James, John and William, purchased ‘East Mill’ a flax spinning mill at West Ward, Dundee, about which William wrote his essay and remarks.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list available at Dundee University Archives. Subject source lists and databases are also available.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled for the hub by Sarah Bland, October 2006.

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