Memorial of Thomas Wroe

Scope and Content

Memorial signed by Thomas Wroe of Hollinwood near Manchester, cotton manufacturer, addressed to the Rt Hon Spencer Perceval and the Lords of the Treasury, seeking compensation for the loss of his steam-powered cotton mill at West Houghton, which was destroyed by a 'riotous mob', dated 24th April, 1812. Endorsed to the effect that there does not appear to be any means of indemnifying Mr Wroe.

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Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Bought from Percy Dobell and Son, Jan 1952. Shelved with MS 324.

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Manuscript folio.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

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