The working notebooks of Albert Edward Leak of Lille and Leeds

Scope and Content

On the manufacture of ropes, twines, and threads made from flax, hemp, jute, manila, and sisal at Fairbairn, Lawson, Combe Barbour, Hope Foundry, Leeds

Administrative / Biographical History

Albert Edward Leak spent his life working in the textile industry, principally in rope manufacture and associated fields. He lived in Leeds, but spent some time working in Lille. His daughter, Dorothy Mary Leak became a sub-librarian at the Brotherton Library in the University of Leeds

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Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Miss D.M. Leak, the compiler's daughter


In English and French

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