Memoirs of wool, woolen manufacture and trade, by James Bischoff

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      GB 206 MS 971
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      3 vols (manuscript, carbon) The text is written in a single neat nineteenth-century hand. All 3 volumes are bound in brown leather, which is damaged with the spines to the first two volumes missing, and gilt lettering embossed on that of volume 3 as follows: BISCHOFF'S MEMOIRS OF WOOL VOL. III.

Scope and Content

Comprises a carbon copy of a manuscript of James Bischoff's Memoirs of wool, woolen manufacture and trade, being a continuation of Smith's Memoirs of wool, &c, published in 1765, in three volumes.

Administrative / Biographical History

James Bischoff (1775-1845), author of works on the wool trade, was connected with the woollen trade in Leeds, but subsequently carried on business as a merchant and insurance broker in London. He published works aiming at reform in laws relating to wool. See the Dictionary of National Biography.

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Acquisition Information

Transferred from printed books, March 1992


In English

Alternative Form Available

Another copy (reproduced from MS) is in British Library, Department of Printed Books, 8219.k.37

Custodial History

Presented by Edward Stansfield (a kinsman of James Bischoff's wife), March 1931