Essay on Flax Spinning and Remarks on the Management of East Mill Dundee by William Brown 1819-1823, with related notes.
William Brown's Essay on Flax Spinning and Related Papers
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William Brown was the son of James Brown of Cononsyth, Angus, and his wife Mary. James had five children: Andrew (1784-1847), James (1785-1869), John (1790-1848), William (b.1791) and Mary (b.1796). In 1816 three of the brothers, James, John and William, purchased 'East Mill' a flax spinning mill at West Ward, Dundee, about which William wrote his essay and remarks.
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Details of the original accession are unknown. The additional notes were deposited by Annette Smith of Dundee University, Department of Modern History, in 1985 (AccM/213)
This collection was previously catalogued as MS 15/26.
Fonds level description compiled by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, October 2001.
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Extracts from William Brown's Essay on Flax Spinning have been published in John Hume (ed) 'Early Days in A Dundee Mill', Abertay Historical Society, No. 20, 1980
The location of the original manuscript is unknown.