Papers of W. B. Crump mainly relating to the textile and iron industries in Yorkshire

Scope and Content

Folder 1 - Contains many papers on the woollen, textile and iron industries in Yorkshire. Includes copy of wages at Whetley Mill in 1876, shareholder report for Lister and Co 1933, typed notes on the 'origin and progress of Lowmoor Iron Works', a notebook entitled 'Extracts Woollen Industry, Leeds Mercury - 1799', letters and reports from the 'Yorkshire Boiler and Steam Users Company Limited' (c.1877). Also contained are references for W.B. Crump and a letter from his daughter to the Department of Economics in 1950.

Folder 2 - Includes news cuttings of articles by W.E. Haigh on place names in Huddersfield, W.B. Crump's handwritten notes, pamphlets on the cotton trade and woollen industry in Leeds and Lancashire.

Books on Halifax, Little Hill Farm and Saltways from the Cheshire Wiches (some with annotations)

Administrative / Biographical History

William Bunting Crump was an academic, antiquarian and writer. By the time of the 1901 Census, he was working as a science teacher in Halifax.

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