Notes on Lancashire Cotton Mills

Scope and Content

Notes and tables respecting Messrs Cardwell, Birley and Hornby, cotton manufacturers of Blackburn; typescript Notes on Nathaniel Dugdale and Brothers of Padiham, Lancashire, 1797-1823; and Notes on the Ashworth Cotton Mills of New Eagley near Bolton; with additional tables, etc.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is available for consultation by any accredited reader.

Acquisition Information

Presented to the John Rylands Library by G.W. Armitage esq. in January 1958.


Description compiled by Jo Humpleby, project archivist.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued in the Hand-List of the Collection of English Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, 1952-1970 (English MS 1208).

Related Material

Compiled mainly from the materials in the Wadsworth Manuscripts collection when they were still in A.P. Wadsworth's possession: see the papers of Cardwell, Birley and Hornby (ref.: GB 133 Eng MS 1199); papers of Nathaniel Dugdale & Bros (ref.: GB 133 Eng MS 1200); and papers of Ashworth Cotton Mills (ref.: GB 133 Eng MS 1201).