Research Notes on Nottingham Hosiers 1840-1950, Collected by Professor Charlotte Erickson, London School of Economics

Scope and Content

The collection consists almost entirely of alphabetical indexes for primary sources used by Professor Erickson in her research. These span the period 1840-1950, and cover many different aspects of the hosiery industry. Sources used were records of births and marriages and other parish registers, local directories, poll books, school records, census returns and newspapers. There is also a small number of offprints from a variety of hosiery trade journals and local Nottingham newspapers.

Administrative / Biographical History

Professor Erickson undertook research for the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, London. The Institute was founded in 1938 to promote systematic research in the field of economics. Such work was carried out by its own staff and in joint ventures with universities and academic bodies. The results of this research were published in several series. Dr Erickson's study led to her publication British Industrialists: Steel and Hosiery 1850-1950 (1959).

Professor Erickson assembled a substantial research resource about hosiers in Nottingham drawing on a variety of sources.


Material is arranged in order of subject area within the scope of the study.

Access Information

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Other Finding Aids

NOTE: Copyright on all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham.

  • In the Reading Room, University of Nottingham Library: Typescript Catalogue, 9 pp
  • At the National Register of Archives, London: Typescript Catalogue, 9 pp

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COPYRIGHT: Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the Keeper of the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections (email ). The Department will try to assist in identifying copyright owners but the responsibility for copyright clearance before publication ultimately rests with the reader.

LANGUAGE: English.

Custodial History

The collection of research data was transferred to Nottingham University Library in 1990.


Erickson, Charlotte, British Industrialists: Steel and Hosiery 1850-1950, (Cambridge University Press, 1959)