Gott papers, section 1: business records relating to the firm of Leeds woollen merchants

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Papers concerning Richard Thompson, 1770-1771; (2) Miscellaneous records of Wormald, Fountaine and Gott, 1780-1785; (3) Aire and Calder Navigation accounts, 1785-1792; (4) Accounts of co-partnership, 1786-1839; (5) Documents concerning the erection of Park Mill at Bean Ing, 1792-1794; (6) Business letters of Wormald, Fountaine and Gott, 1792-1795; (7) Photostat copies of letters from from the Boulton and Watt manuscripts, Birmingham, 1792-1796; (8) Miscellaneous records of Wormald, Gott and Wormalds, 1795-1800; (9) Letters of John Hopps, book-keeper, Leeds, to Benjamin Gott, 1796-1812; (10) Business letters of Wormald, Gott and Wormalds, 1800-1817; (11) An account of the proceedings of the merchants, manufacturers, and others, concerned in the wool and woollen trade of Great Britain, in their application to Parliament, London, 1800 [Printed]; (12) Cash account at Armley Mill, 1805-1807; (13) Report from the Committee on the Woollen Manufacture of England; etc., 1806 [Printed]; (14) Bean Ing Mill notebook of prices and processes, [ca. 1808-1825]; (15) Miscellaneous records of Wormald, Gott and Wormalds, 1801-1817; (16) William Gott's pattern book, 1815; (17) Business letters of Benjamin Gott and Sons, 1818-1847; (18) Report of the trial of an indictment, preferred against Messrs. B. Gott and Sons, for an alleged public nuisance, 1824 [Printed]; (19) Armley Mills weekly account, 1823-1846; (20) Miscellaneous records of Benjamin Gott and Sons, 1817-1863; (21) Manuscript list of manuscripts owned by Mr Smith Stocks, Harrogate, 1930; (22) R. Offor: "The papers of Benjamin Gott in the library of the University of Leeds", 1931 [Offprint]; (23) H. Heaton: "Benjamin Gott and the Anglo-American cloth trade", 1929 [Offprint]; (24) Photostat copies of plans and sections of Park Mill and machinery, from the Boulton and Watt manuscripts, Birmingham, 1792-1806; (25) Original plans and sections of mills and machinery.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Gotts were a prominent Leeds family, and were partners in firms of woollen merchants and manufacturers from 1780 to 1867

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Mrs Beryl Katherine (Robins) Gott, of Weetwood Garth, Leeds, at various times between 1924 and 1929, with other items presented by Mr John Gott, Mr A.B. Hunter and Mr Smith Stocks

Note

In English

Other Finding Aids

Contents listed in Handlist 4 and the Letters database. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/letters/letlink.htm#ms193

Bibliography

See item MS 193/226 "The papers of Benjamin Gott in the library of the University of Leeds" by R.Offor, reprinted from "The Leeds woollen industry, 1780-1820" by W.B. Crump, Thoresby Society, vol.XXXII, 1931.

Additional Information

A copy of Thoresby Society, vol.XXXII, 1931 is shelved with the collection

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