Bills from Manchester Manufacturers

Scope and Content

Bills from Manchester manufacturers, mainly textile, rendered to Messrs John Thomas & Co. of Hinkley, Leicestershire, drapers. The bills date predominantly between 1782 and 1786.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is available for consultation by any accredited reader.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by the John Rylands Library from S. Raine of Birmingham in July 1966.


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 1192).

Related Material

There is a similar collection of Lancashire tradesmen's bills within the Hibbert-Ware Collection at the JRUL (ref.: GB 133 Eng MS 1024). Bills and accounts for Thomas & Co. of Hinckley, 1781-1787, are held at Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Record Office.