Business records of Joseph Lee

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  • Reference
      GB 206 Business Archives MS Lee
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  • Physical Description
      1 vol., together with a parchment binding kept separately

Scope and Content

The volume is a ledger used for different purposes at various periods and by a different merchant concern (1675-92) previous to its use by Joseph Lee. Its contents include invoices, details of cloths, rough accounts (1796-1825), a record of the letting of stands, a copy of a will, notes of Joseph Lee's income from land, and at the end a valuation of all lands in the town of Idle, including some mills

Administrative / Biographical History

Joseph Lee, of Idle, near Leeds, was a woollen manufacturer, established ca. 1800 (Joseph with William Lee)

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted


In English

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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