John Hirst and Sons, Business Archive

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Weave designers' notebook; (2) Sample and weave patterns made by Tom Woodcock, late of 43 North Farm Road, Leeds.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Hirst and Sons, of Bankfield Mill, Dobcross, Saddleworth, were woollen manufacturers, established ca. 1850. John Hirst (1802-77) established the business. He entered into partnership with his sons John, William Lockwood, Ben, Joshua and Arthur.

Access Information

Access to this material is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

The gift of Tom Woodcock.

Other Finding Aids

Described in Patricia Hudson, The West Riding wool textile industry: a catalogue of business records from the sixteenth to the twentieth century , 1975

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