Bolton's mills, how the spinning mule changed the textile industry, 1672-1929

The Heywood Papers; an Introduction

Contents

1. Introduction

2. The nature and extent of the Archive

3. Samuel Crompton and his family

4. Using the Crompton Archive

5. 1. The spindle survey

5. 2. Business activity

5. 3. Samuel Crompton's commemoration

5. 4. The New Jerusalem Church

5. 5. Other matters

5. Conclusion

6. Contents list of Online Collection

7. To cite this resource

Introduction

As historians have often pointed out, the importance of technological innovation in promoting Britain's Industrial Revolution can easily be overstated, especially in terms of the emphasis given to great inventions. Yet, from the late 18th century, the emergence of factory production utilizing new types of powered machinery played a major role in enhancing the country's economic growth, especially in regional economies where manufacturing activity was expanding apace. Prominent amongst the new types of powered machines that were developed and widely adopted during this period were those used in the textile industries, with the spinning mule, invented by Samuel Crompton of Bolton, assuming particular significance.

The mule was amongst the renowned trio of cotton spinning machines developed during the 1760s and 1770s that allowed more than a single thread to be spun at once, thereby greatly enhancing the productivity of spinners. Compared with the other two ? James Hargreaves' spinning jenny, a hand-powered machine, and Richard Arkwright's water-frame ? the mule could produce much finer thread, greatly facilitating the manufacture of such high-value cloths as muslins and cambrics. Jenny-spun yarn, being relatively soft, was mainly used as weft, whilst the stronger, harder threads spun on the water-frame were used as warp.1 Mule-spun yarn, however, was suitable for either purpose. Thus, whereas the water-frame and jenny complemented each other, the mule was a rival to both, being capable of spinning fine and coarse yarns.2

Documents contained in the Crompton Archive, the contents of which are discussed in the following sections, are highly instructive on the rise to prominence of the mule and on the efforts of its inventor, who did not patent his machine, to secure financial recompense for the economic benefits that it brought.3 They also facilitate research into Crompton's business experiences, and those of his sons, demonstrating the varied range of interests they generated; into other family concerns, including the nature of their relationships and their household expenditure; and into the ways in which Crompton was commemorated. The archive also contains documentation relating to the New Jerusalem (Swedenborgian) Church, of which Crompton became an active member.

The nature and extent of the Archive

The Crompton Archive comprises the papers given to Bolton Museum in 1927 by Mrs. J.J. Irwing of Blackburn, who was married to a descendent of Samuel Crompton, along with material on the Crompton family collected by Thomas Midgeley, a former curator of Bolton Museum, and photocopies of papers relating to Samuel Crompton held amongst the Egerton Manuscripts at the British Library (Egerton Manuscripts 2409).4

Some 1,300 documents are contained in the Archive, most of which are briefly described in the accompanying catalogue (ZCR), and they are distributed chronologically amongst 103 folios. About half the documents date from the lifetime of Samuel Crompton, though relatively few are from the pre-1790 period. The emphasis, therefore, is on the later part of Crompton's lifetime when the mule had become the dominant spinning machine and Crompton had been left a widower, with five sons and a daughter to bring up. Most of the remaining documents cover the years up to 1860 and provide insights into activities associated with Crompton's commemoration, as well as into the business concerns of his sons.

Letters predominate in the archive. Some are between family members, including several written in 1812 by Samuel Crompton to his sons (for example letters in ZCR/17,ZCR/18,ZCR/19,ZCR/20).Crompton was then in London petitioning parliament for a grant in recognition of the economic benefit that the nation had derived from the mule.5 Others are between family members and their business or social acquaintances. They are scattered throughout the archive and include those written by Crompton to such leading entrepreneurs as Robert Peel (ZCR/103/2) and Kirkman Finley (ZCR/15/27) requesting support for his parliamentary petition. Bills and accounts concerning both business and domestic transactions are also well represented in the archive, an example being the half-yearly account for bleaching muslins that John Hopwood sent to Samuel Crompton in June, 1801 (ZCR/5/4). Amongst other items are newspaper cuttings, which mostly relate to Crompton's commemoration, and property descriptions and valuations, including that at Whitehall Bleachworks, near Darwen, with which Crompton became associated in 1813.6 (See ZCR/28/13, for example.)

Samuel Crompton and his family

Born in 1753, Samuel Crompton spent much of his early life in the Tonge district, to the north of Bolton. When he was five, his family moved to Hall i'th' Wood, a large house constructed during the 16th and 17th centuries, which was then divided into tenements.7 Soon after the move, Crompton's father died leaving his mother to bring up his two sisters and himself. As was commonly the case in textile Lancashire at the time, the family derived an income from farming and textile production, Samuel being taught to weave when he reached the age of ten. His dissatisfaction with the quality of the yarn at his disposal eventually led him to devise an improved method of spinning and by 1779, he had developed the mule, a machine so called because it borrowed rollers from the water-frame and a draw carriage from the jenny (ZCR/11/4).8

In 1780, Crompton married Mary Pimlott, daughter of a West India trader, who fell on hard times, and for a while they lived in a small cottage at Hall i'th' Wood. However, they soon moved to a farm at Oldhams in Sharples, to the north of Bolton, and, in 1791, to a house in King Street, near to Bolton town centre.9 They had no fewer than eight children, of whom five boys and one girl survived into adulthood. Sadly, Mary died in 1796, followed by their youngest child within three months and their next youngest within two years. 10And Crompton's mother died in 1799 (ZCR/3/5&ZCR/3/6). The King Street house remained Crompton's principal place of residence, though he occasionally occupied a house in Darwen that was built when he and his sons took over the Whitehall Bleachworks. A deeply religious man, Crompton regularly conducted family worship at home and held church choir practices there, using an organ he built to provide accompaniment.11

Using the Crompton Archive

1. The spindle survey

Probably the best-known documents in the Crompton Archive concern the survey of cotton spinning spindles Samuel Crompton undertook in 1811. Since Crompton did not patent the mule, perhaps, therefore, denying himself a considerable fortune, he sought compensation by means of a parliamentary grant. Central to his strategy was a demonstration of the importance that the mule attained. To this end, his survey compared the numbers of jenny, water-frame and mule spindles used for cotton spinning within a thirty mile radius of Bolton, thereby encompassing the area in which Britain's cotton manufacturing was mainly based. That the survey showed a remarkably high proportion of mule spindles ? approaching 90 per cent of the total ? plainly gave him powerful ammunition in making his case.

The Crompton survey area is divided into districts, most of which centre on a major town. For each district, the numbers of jenny, water-frame and mule spindles that were found in cotton factories are given. Spindle figures for individual factories are also recorded, noting the numbers of spinning machines they contained and the spindleage of the machines. Whilst questions have to be asked about the accuracy and completeness of findings, the impression is left that a thorough survey was conducted, with most if not all of the existing capacity, including that of the leading cotton spinning firms, being identified. Comparison with trade directory lists or other sources might be possible in some localities to test whether or not every cotton spinning mill was covered, though any omissions that can be identified may still have contained mules. What should be borne in mind, however, is that domestic spinning, especially on jennies, is not recorded in the survey. Neither are branches of textile production other than cotton manufacturing. Yet even if data were available to fill these gaps, the conclusion that the mule had become by far the dominant textile spinning machine would remain.

G.W. Daniels has analysed Crompton's spindle survey findings at district level to show the size distribution of spinning firms, irrespective of the type of machine being used. Firms that might be seen as small and medium-sized predominate, though by no means all of them would have beenspecialized spinners.12 Additionally, Mary Rose has used the survey data to highlight the marked concentrations of jenny spinning at Wigan and Stockport, suggesting that, in seeking explanation, local economic circumstances need investigation.13

That the survey figures point to marked variation at local level in the preference shown for the mule rather than the water-frame or jenny invites further analysis. Such analysis might be placed in the context of demonstrating and explaining geographical variation within the cotton industry more generally and within the North-west regional economy as a whole. The figures should also prove useful in considering the patterns of growth in local economies, adding to evidence obtained about a range of industrial activity from various sources, including maps, trade directories, parish register and census occupational data and rate books.

2. Business activity

The documents in the Crompton Archive are insufficient to allow a detailed analysis of the business activities undertaken by Samuel Crompton and his sons. Nevertheless, they are informative on the types of business in which they were engaged; their marketing approaches; and their business transactions. They also add to awareness of the impact that variations in the trade cycle could have on business activity and on the reactions of businessmen to them.

According to his own testimony, Samuel Crompton ceased weaving in 1780 in order to concentrate on spinning (ZCR/6/4). He used hand-driven versions of his mule, which he set up in the various houses he and his family occupied. However, in the early 1800s, with the aid of subscription money raised by John Kennedy and George Lee of Manchester, he began to rent part of a steam-driven factory in Bolton owned by Joshua Wood & Co.14 In 1803, he was operating two mules there, one with 360 spindles and the other with 220, and giving employment to three men, one woman and six children.15 He also operated as a textile manufacturer during this period, presumably putting out to local handloom weavers.16

That Crompton became involved in merchanting as well as manufacturing is evident from a letter he wrote to Sir Joshua Banks in 1807 (ZCR/11/4).Operating from a warehouse at 8, Mellor Lane, Bolton, Crompton received consignments of goods that he sold by contract, charging a 2.5 per cent commission, and by public sale. He also undertook a great deal of business through purchasing goods as a general broker for foreign visitors and export merchants. Some of these merchants were based in Liverpool. They included Penny & Roskell and Swan & Parker, who were ordering muslins, cambrics and ginghams from Crompton during the late 1790s and early 1800s(ZCR/2, ZCR/3, ZCR/4, ZCR/5 & ZCR/6).17 By 1806, Crompton was also selling in London, largely through the agency of William MacAlpine (ZCR/10, ZCR/11, ZCR/12, ZCR/13 & ZCR/14).18 His sons were also helping in the family business by this time.19

Samuel Crompton continued to diversify his business interests during the later years of his life. In 1813, with his eldest son George and youngest son John as partners, he leased Whitehall bleach works at Darwen, between Bolton and Blackburn.20 Given the upturn that occurred in the business cycle at that time, the move was propitious and though the partnership was dissolved in 1819 (ZCR/33/5). Crompton remained in occupation of the works until 1822, his sixty-ninth year of age, perhaps choosing to retire then even though his businesses remained viable.21

As far as financial transactions are concerned, detailed accounts are available for the late 18th and early 19th centuries dealing with payments Crompton made for the rovings he had spun and for the sums he received from muslin and cambric sales. There are also some details of raw cotton purchases he made (ZCR/100/8 & ZCR/100/14). Additionally, there is a remarkable book in which Crompton recorded details of the bills of exchange he received as payment from his customers and which he passed on in settlement of his own debts (ZCR/100/12).

Further investigation of these matters is needed in order to assess more fully Crompton's achievements as a businessman. It is true that he did not emerge as a leading entrepreneur who was able to maximize the advantage that inventing and developing the mule would have brought him. Yet, as Rose points out, he managed to achieve modest prosperity during a period of great uncertainty in the cotton industry.22 Certainly success in business cannot be judged solely on the basis of scale of enterprise achieved. And much depends on the importance that Crompton attached to his working life in relation to other interests he had, including family, music and religion. Moreover, that Crompton diversified his business activities and sought to take advantage of new opportunities that arose, scarcely smacks of entrepreneurial incompetence.

One other dimension of business activity that can be explored using the Crompton Archive concerns management style. During the early 1840s, a time of severe trade depression, George Crompton worked as manager of Ewood Mill, near Blackburn. His employer was William Turner, sometime MP for Blackburn, who at the time resided at Shrigley Hall, near Macclesfield in Cheshire.23 Crompton sent Turner regular reports on the mill's output and other matters, receiving letters from him in return issuing strict instructions about measures he was to take. Living up to his reputation of being 'strict and circumspect in all his commercial relations', Turner wrote in an authoritarian manner, complaining frequently about the quality and cost of production and threatening to close the mill unless economies were achieved. Evidence of this type sheds light on the circumstances in which professional managers were employed, as well as raising questions about the form managerial styles could take and how far they reflected contemporary business cultures, prevailing economic conditions and the personalities of entrepreneurs.24

3. Samuel Crompton's commemoration

Documents in the Crompton Archive are of considerable interest with regard to debate amongst contemporaries about the form public commemoration of eminent people should take and the processes involved in bringing commemorations to fruition. Of particular concern here is the material relating to the compilation of Samuel Crompton's biography and the erection of his statue.

Plans to write Crompton's biography were mooted in the year he died. But the project only began to take shape in 1853, the centenary of his birth, when Gilbert French wrote to Crompton eldest son, George, announcing that he intended to publish an article in the local press celebrating the event (ZCR/69/4). Subsequently, French extended the scope of his research to write a detailed biography of Crompton, the first edition of which was published in 1859. Letters between Gilbert French and Samuel Crompton, grandson of the mule's inventor, reveal much about the way in which French prepared his book. They demonstrate that Crompton provided much of the material that French required, making manuscript material available and providing both personal recollection and opinion about events concerning his grandfather. They also show that Crompton acted as a referee, commenting on sections of the script that French sent to him and offering general advice on writing the book, including a warning that the source material at his disposal was not always to be trusted (ZCR/71/22).In evaluating French's portrayal of Samuel Crompton, the letters plainly merit careful consideration.

Other documents in the Crompton Archive, some of which take the form of local newspaper cuttings, highlight differences amongst contemporaries as to whether or not a statue would be the most appropriate form of civic memorial for Crompton. Discussion about the design of the statue is to be found in the documents, along with details of the subscriptions made by those who supported its erection.25 Such material is of considerable value in examining contemporary views about the nature and appearance of the built environment in urban centres, a matter that links with notions of civic pride and rivalry.

4. The New Jerusalem Church

Based on the theological writings of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), an eminent Swedish scientist and theologian, the first New Jerusalem Church in England was established in London during 1787.26

Members of the sect have been characterised as believing in a trinity

'not of persons but essentials ? love, wisdom, and power; they do not believe in the doctrine of faith alone, but of faith conjoined with good works; they do not believein a vicarious atonement, but in a reconciliation of man to God; they don't believe in a resurrection of the material body, but a resuscitation of the spirit immediately after physical death; they don't believe in a physical destruction of the world by fire, but think that the world as it is now created will continue to exist ? for ever; they have no faith in the Noachian deluge, and say that the sacred record of it refers to an inundation of evil and not of water; finally they believe that there will be marriages in heaven, ? not wedding ring unions, not kissing, courting, and quarrelling amalgamations, but conjunctions of goodness with truth; and they have further an idea that there will be "prolifications" in heaven, not of crying children with passions for sucking bottles and sugar teats, but of truth and goodness. Swedenborg, by whom they swear, believed in three heavens and three hells; they have a similar idea, andfancy that common place sinners, who think one heaven will meet all their requirements, and that one hell will be too much for their nerves, are wrong'.27

Samuel Crompton became an active Swedenborgian, contributing to the cost of building a church for the sect at Bury Street, Little Bolton.28 The Crompton Archive provides little information about this church, but is fuller concerning the Sunday school it founded. An account and minute book for the school has survived, covering the period 1816-53 (ZCR/102/1). As would be expected, the accounts section of the book demonstrates a strong reliance on collection and donation income, as well as a varied range of expenditure, including that on rent, which was paid half yearly; consumable items, such as coal, pens and ink; maintenance of the premises, including whitewashing and caretaking; and singing instruction for the scholars. The minutes section of the book is all too brief, but the book also contains the programme of events for an exhibition of prose and poetry reading given by the scholars in 1818. The readings are written out in full. A second minute book, covering the period January, 1814 to March, 1821, records the names of the teachers at each Sunday school held, along with the numbers of male and female scholars who attended (ZCR/102/2).

The Archive also contains more general literature dealing with the New Jerusalem Church. Of particular interest are the printed minutes of the fourteenth General Conference held by the Church at Derby in 1821. Included with the minutes are edited letters received by the Conference from branches of the Church in various parts of the country. That for Bolton maintained that 'this part of the Lord's vineyard is in a state of prosperity' (ZCR/102/4).

5. Other Matters

(a) Family Relationships

The Archive provides useful material for research into the nature and strength of kinship links. Examples that can be found of the types of support that family members offered one another include the visit Samuel Crompton made to one of his children during the closing years of life (ZCR/44/17); the child care offered to James Crompton by his sister-in-law when his wife died (ZCR/38/3); and the financial assistance given at various times to Bette Dawson (Samuel Crompton's daughter) who apparently made unfavourable marriages and experienced the poverty that widowhood could bring (ZCR/47/14, for example).29 That some of the support offered involved payment being made, or expected, links with discussion amongst historians on the calculative and normative nature of kinship support.30 Family disputes emerge, too, including that between Samuel's sons John and Samuel junior, which impacted on the family business activity (ZCR/24/3).

(b) Household consumption

In part, evidence on household consumption in the Archive is found in probate inventories, including that of Samuel Crompton's mother, which was taken in 1799 (ZCR/3/5). Additionally, there are accounts and bills relating to the ownership and purchase of goods for household and individual use. An example of the former is a listing made by Samuel Crompton of 'my Dear Wife's cloths', which included three printed and one black gown, two red-flannel under petticoats, five muslin aprons and one of cloth and a silk and satin bonnet with feathers (ZCR/100/7). Amongst the latter is that for Samuel Crompton's footwear repairs and purchases between October, 1812 and July 1814 (ZCR/27/12). Evidence of this type plainly has use value in analyzing family consumption patterns, both in terms of the nature and extent of consumerism, as well as, at a more general level, in examining the impact that increasing demand had on the rise of industrialization.

(c) Parliamentary lobbying

That Samuel Crompton sought to obtain his parliamentary grant before the passage of the 1832 Reform Act, when his home town gained the right to return its own MPs, he had to rely on supportive MPs from elsewhere in Lancashire, who were by no means numerous, to present his case. Used in conjunction with the Report on Crompton's Petition, which records the statements leading industrialists made to a parliamentary committee set up investigate Crompton's claims, letters in the Archive provide considerable detail on the lobbying process in which Crompton engaged.31 They include mention of the problems of finding a member of parliament to present his petition (ZCR/17/7, for example); the establishment of a parliamentary committee to judge Crompton's claim (ZCR/18/4-13); and the various types of delay that arose, including the murder of Spencer Perceval, chancellor of the exchequer, when he was about to propose to parliament that Crompton should receive a grant (ZCR/19/17).32 Using this material as case study evidence, matters that can be investigated include the contacts that had to be made with influential people in order to help with formulating and presenting a case to parliament; the procedures that parliament adopted before sanctioning any grant; and the type of highly frustrating and dispiriting problems that could be encountered during a lengthy lobbying process.

(d) Transportation

Documents within the Crompton Archive provide insights into the preferences businessmen could have for road rather than canal transportation during the Industrial Revolution era. Although more costly, road carriage could offer much speedier transit, a matter of importance when high-value orders for small quantities of goods had to be met quickly. Of particular interest in this respect is that the decision to use road transport could be urged on industrialists by those whom they were supplying; the decision was not necessarily the choice of the industrialist, who might have sought to minimise transport costs. Thus, during the early 1800s, the Liverpool merchants who traded with Crompton were placing urgent orders with him for small bundles of muslins and cambrics, which they wanted sending by stagecoach (ZCR/2/3).

Conclusion

Evidence derived from materials contained in the Crompton Archive supports research into various aspects of social, cultural and political history, especially in relation to the Industrial Revolution period. As is to be expected, the evidence enables some themes to be explored more fully than others, with that concerning the business practices of the Cromptons being of particular value. The letters relating to the Cromptons' commercial activities have been utilized by historians, though deeper analysis of their more general business interests is certainly possible. As far as the other themes that have been discussed are concerned, the Archive provides evidence that has yet to be exploited, but that will undoubtedly repay the attention of those interested in them.

Apart from their general value in historical research, the documents in the Crompton Archive permit further analysis of Samuel Crompton's achievements. Michael Rose has done much to challenge the perception of Crompton as a failure and an embittered man and more might usefully be attempted to strengthen this view. In part, a fuller assessment of Crompton's career in business might be offered, drawing out more on his approach as a businessman, including his attempts at diversification, his marketing strategies and his attention to account keeping. And these matters need to be considered in relation to his wider interests in life, especially his family concerns and his religious and musical activities. It is all too easy to assume that Crompton sought to aspire to a leading position in business, exploiting the advantages he could derive from the mule to the full and seeking to benefit from economies of scale. Yet whether, in common with numerous other businessmen, he actually did want to do so rather than remaining a small-scale producer is a debatable proposition.33 Earning a satisfactory income rather than seeking to maximize earnings, thereby allowing ample leisure time, was an ambition that has often been remarked on with regard to the Industrial Revolution era.34 And that such an ambition was rife amongst the handloom weaving fraternity, even if it did diminish with time, may not have been an insignificant cultural influence on him.

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References:

1.The warp thread is fixed in the loom and the weft thread is fed through using a shuttle.

2.For further details of the technical features of the mule, and its development, see, for example, H. Catling, The Spinning Mule (Newton Abbot, 1970), chs. 2-6; G. Timmins, 'Technological Change' in M.B. Rose (ed.), The Lancashire Cotton Industry Since 1700 (Preston, 1996), pp.43-4; D.A. Farnie, 'Crompton, Samuel (1753-1827)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, 2004).

3. For discussion on the patent issue, see M.E. Rose, 'Samuel Crompton (1753-1827), Inventor of the Spinning Mule: A Reconsideration', Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society, vols.75 & 76 (1969), pp.17-18; G.J. French, The Life and Times of Samuel Crompton (1970 reprint of 1860 edition), ch.VI.

4.The British Library catalogue entries relating to the Egerton Manuscripts can be seen at . For further details of how the Archive was acquired, see H.C. Cameron, Samuel Crompton (London, 1951), pp.9-11.

5.Reproductions of these letters can be found in chapter 7 of G.W. Daniels, The Early English Cotton Industry (Manchester, 1920)

6.See the section below on Business activity for further details.

7.The house is now a museum. For details, see http://www.boltonmuseums.org.uk/HTML/index.asp.

8.See also French, Crompton, pp.13-16 and 36-40.

9.French, Crompton, pp.57-61, 76-9 & 98-9

10.French, Crompton, pp.105-6.

11.French, Crompton, pp.117-125 & 183.

12.G.W. Daniels, 'Samuel Crompton's Census of the Cotton Industry in 1811', Economic History, II (1930-3), pp.107-10.

13.M.B. Rose, 'Introduction: The Rise of the Cotton Industry in Lancashire to 1830' in M.B. Rose (ed.), Cotton Industry, pp.25-6.

14.Illustrations of the mill are given in T.Midgley, Samuel Crompton 1753-1827: A Life of Tragedy and Service (Bolton, 1927), pp.34-6.

15.French, Crompton, pp.112-14.

16.M.E. Rose, Crompton, p.18. He was still described as a cotton spinner and manufacturer in 1818. See The Bolton Directory for 1818 (Manchester, 1818), p.19.

17.Swan & Parker were linen drapers at Castle Street in 1790. See The Universal Directory of Trade, Commerce, and Manufacture, vol.3 (London, 1790), p.723.

18.For a detailed discussion on Macalpine's selling techniques and his business association with Samuel Crompton, see M.M. Edwards, The Growth of the British Cotton Trade, 1780-1815 (Manchester, 1967), pp.151-8.

19.French, Crompton, pp.144-5.

20. Whitehall Bleach Works is the name given in the Crompton archives, but it was also known as SpringVale or Holmes Works. See M. Rothwell, Industrial Heritage: A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Darwen (1992), pp.10-11.

21.French, Crompton, pp.182-7.

22.Rose, Crompton, p.20.

23.For details of Turner, see G.C. Miller, Blackburn: The Evolution of a Cotton Town (Blackburn, 1951), pp.412-4

24.For contextual discussion and further references, see J.F. Wilson, British Business History, 1720-1994 (Manchester, 1995), pp.26-9.

25.For a photograph of the unveiling of the statue, see Midgley, Crompton, p.46.

26.For details of the development of the church in Bolton, see P.N. Dale, Many Mansions: The Growth of Religion in Bolton, 1750-1850 (Bolton, 1985), pp.49-52.

27.A. Hewitson, Our Churches and Chapels ? in Preston (Preston, 1869), pp.55-9.

28.French, Crompton, pp.120-1.

29.For his unfavourable opinion of Bette Dawson, see French, Crompton, pp.145 & 197.

30.The classic text dealing with this theme is M. Anderson, Family Structure in Nineteenth Century Lancashire (Cambridge, 1971).

31.This report is reprinted in French, Crompton, pp.271-9.

32.See French, Crompton, pp.160-1. French relates that Perceval was willing to argue that a sum of £20,000 should be awarded to Crompton.

33.For contextual discussion and further references, see Wilson, Business History, pp.57-9.

34.On this issue, which incorporates discussion of the St. Monday holiday, see especially D. Reid, 'Weddings, Weekdays, Work and Leisure in Urban England; The Decline of St. Monday Revisited', Past and Present, 153 (1996), pp.135-63.

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Contents of the Online Collection

General Correspondence & Papers (1672-1790)

ZCR 1/1 Will: John Hey of Tonge, chapman. 24 Feb 1672/3 : Bequests to Peter Greenehalgh of Tottington, Dorothy Greenehalgh his sister, Dorothy their mother, and Roger Seddon, his only kinsman; list of debts, (proved at Chester, 9 May 1673).

ZCR 1/2 Transcript of ZCR 1/1

ZCR 1/3 Will: George Crompton of Tonge, yeoman. 1 Nov 1752 : Bequests to sons John and Alexander Crompton.

ZCR 1/4 Will: George Crompton of Tonge, yeoman. 17 Oct 1758 : Bequests to sons John and Alexander Crompton. 1 Nov 1752. Will: George Crompton of Tonge - bequests to wife and children (unnamed).

ZCR 1/5 Memorandum: John Formby of Formby gentleman, and John Knight of Liverpool, gentleman, trustees of Robert Blundell of Ince, esquire, 8 Apr 1755 : Valuation and lease of estates in Lostock, Anderton, Heaton, Horwich & Rumworth.

ZCR 1/6 Will: George Crompton of Tonge, 17 Oct 1758 : Bequests to wife and children (unnamed). See also ZCR1/4 above.

ZCR 1/7 Receipt Charles Hamilton to the Honourable Thomas Townsend, Esquire, one of the Tellers of His Majesty's, 27 Mar 1760 : For £16,382 - 13 - 11, in part of an order in the name of the Rt. Hon. Henry Fox for the service of His Majesty's Guards, Garrisons, and Land Forces.

ZCR 1/8 Lease Edmund Starkle of Preston, esquire, to Elizabeth Crompton of Tonge, widow, 2 Feb 1764 :One part of the capital message or dwelling house in Tonge called Hall ith'Wood with closes or parcels of land belonging thereto - for a term of 14 years, paying an annual rent of £9 - 18 - 0.

ZCR 1/9 Letter: James Mather, Liverpool, to William Pimbley, his cousin, Old Haigh, Newton, Near Warrington, 14 Apr 1767 :Payment of shipping freight charges; enclosing bill of lading; despatch of consignment of cloth.

ZCR 1/11 Subscription List - "Subscriptions at Manchester, 20 Nov 1780". 1780 :See ZCR/1/12 below.

ZCR 1/12 Subscriptions and Petition, 1780, 1811 : (a) List of Subscriptions: Principal Tradesmen of Manchester, Bolton, etc, to Samuel Crompton of Hall i'th'Wood - for his improvement in spinning. 20 Nov 1780 (Copy). (b) Petition: Samuel Crompton to the Merchants Manufacturers, Spinners, Printers etc engaged in the Cotton Trade in these United Kingdoms - requesting support for S.C.'s petition to Parliament; enclosing ZCR/1/12a above. 24th Apr 1811. 2 copies

ZCR 1/13 Agreement: Edmund Holt of Turton and Mercy Hardman of Sharples - for payment of lying in expenses, and maintenance. 22 Apr 1785

ZCR 1/14 Memorandum: William Mac Alpine - payment of salary and spinning profits. 5 May 1785

ZCR 1/15 Arbitration Award: Edmund Partington of Bolton, fustian manufacturer - dispute between Samuel Crompton of Sharples, engine maker, and William Lord of Pilkington, engine maker. 9 Jul 1785

ZCR 1/16 Memorandum - education of Crompton children. 13 Mar 1787 & 6 Jun 1791

ZCR 1/17 Letter: Thomas Horrocks, Norwich, to Samuel Crompton, Sharples. 1 May 1789, Arrangements for payment of debts owed by T. H. to S.C.

ZCR 1/18 Recipe - for a cure for a cough. 1790

General Correspondence & Papers (1795-1798)

ZCR 2/1 Newspaper Cutting: Manchester Mercury - offer of improvement in spinning, in return for £100 subscription, Ainsworth Hall near Bolton(Transcript). 28 Dec 1795. See ZCR/2/2 below

ZCR 2/2 Memorandum: Samuel Crompton - referring to ZCR/2/1 above; theft of invention by James Adkin of Ainsworth Hall of S.C.'s own invention. c.1795

ZCR 2/3 Letter: Swan & Parker, Liverpool, to Mr. James Grundy, Bolton - order for supply of cambrics to be sent by coach. 21 Jan 1795

ZCR 2/4 Letter: J. Roskell, Liverpool, to Samuel Crompton, King St., Bolton - order for muslin. 20 Apr 1798

ZCR 2/5 Letter: Penny and Roskell, Liverpool to Samuel Crompton - order for Cambric Muslin to be sent by coach. 20 Apr 1798

ZCR 2/6 Letter: Swan and Parker, Liverpool, to Messrs Grundy and Crompton, Bolton - order for cambric muslin. 23 Aug 1798

ZCR 2/7 Letter: Penny and Roskell, Liverpool to Samuel Crompton - order for Cambric Muslin to be sent by coach. 28 Aug 1798

ZCR 2/8 Letter: Swan and Parker, Liverpool, to Messrs Grundy and Crompton, Bolton - order for cambric muslin. 7 Sep 1798

ZCR 2/9 Letter: Penny and Roskell, Liverpool to Samuel Crompton - order for Cambric Muslin to be sent by coach. 12 Sep 1798

ZCR 2/10 Letter: Penny and Roskell, Liverpool to Samuel Crompton - order for Cambric Muslin to be sent by coach. 22 Sept 1798

ZCR 2/11 Letter; William Duncan, Liverpool, to Samuel Crompton, Bolton - arranging a Meeting; cambrics required. 24 Oct 1798

ZCR 2/12 Letter: Penny & Roskell, Liverpool, to Samuel Crompton - enclosing sundry muslins, with a request that they be "washed out and made fresh by your bleachers fitt for exportation." 8 Dec 1798

General Correspondence & Papers (1799)

ZCR 3/1 Letter: Duncan & Chesney, Liverpool, to Samuel Crompton - order for cambrics,.17 May 1799

ZCR 3/2 Letter: Penny & Roskell, Liverpool to Samuel Crompton - as ZCR/3/1 above. 14 Aug 1799

ZCR 3/3 Account - goods brought from Thomas Harding, including textiles, provisions, coffin, ale. 28 Nov 1799

ZCR 3/4 Receipt - fees paid at Chester for probate of Robert Crompton. 30 Dec 1799

ZCR 3/5 "Inventory of Bette Crompton's Goods Taken... By Samuel Crompton, and John Holt and Thomas Holt." 5 Dec 1799

ZCR 3/6 Will: Betty Crompton of Halli'th'Wood, widow - bequests to Samuel Crompton her son, Mary Hamer her daughter, and Mary Horrocks her granddaughter. (Proved at Chester, 14 Dec 1799). 25 Nov 1799

ZCR 3/7 Account - Betty Crompton's estate, 1799

ZCR 3/8 Account - Handkerchiefs etc., 1799

General Correspondence & Papers (1800)

ZCR 4/1 Letter: Penny and Roskell, Liverpool, to Samuel Crompton, King Street, Bolton. 27 Jan 1800. Inclosing bill drawn by William Makinson & Son on W. Molloys, refused payment "for want of effects."

ZCR 4/2 Letter: Penny and Roskell, Liverpool, to Samuel Crompton, King Street, Bolton. 4 Mar 1800. Request for supply of Ginghams.

ZCR 4/3 Letter: Penny and Roskell, Liverpool, to Samuel Crompton, King Street, Bolton. 4 Apr 1800

ZCR 4/4 Letter: Penny and Roskell, Liverpool, to Samuel Crompton, King Street, Bolton. 6 May 1800. Receipt of piece of white gingham, request for further supply.

ZCR 4/5 Letter: Penny and Roskell, Liverpool, to Samuel Crompton, King Street, Bolton. 13 May 1800. Delay in receiving gingham ordered in ZCR/4/4 above; order for cambric muslins.

ZCR 4/6 Letter: Penny and Roskell, Liverpool, to Samuel Crompton, King Street, Bolton. 28 Aug 1800. Order for cambric muslins.

ZCR 4/7 Letter: Penny and Roskell, Liverpool, to Samuel Crompton, King Street, Bolton. 10 Oct 1800. Enclosing discoloured muslin for washing.

General Correspondence & Papers (1801)

ZCR 5/1 Letter: Thomas Horrocks, London, to Anthony Price, opposite the Well, Spring Gardens, Bolton. 16 Feb 1801. Arrangements for payment of rents by tenants in Spring Gardens.

ZCR 5/2 Letter ( - ), Calais, to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 23 May 1801. Morality in France: manufacture of wollen cloth; destruction of churches during the Revolution; cost of living; French agriculture; local demand for English muslins, cords, and muslinetts; trading arrangements, etc. (Photocopy)

ZCR 5/3 Account: Samuel Crompton to Messrs Penny and Roskell - muslin and gingham cloth purchased from S. C.; also goods returned, 26 Jun 1801

ZCR 5/4 Account: John Hopwood to Samuel Crompton - for bleaching muslin. n.d

ZCR 5/5 Account: Robert Ainscow to Samuel Crompton - for glazing, window rods, etc. Feb - Jul 1801

General Correspondence & Papers (1802)

ZCR 6/1 Will; Alexander Crompton, formerly of Tonge, but late at Sharples Hall, slater. 6 June 1800. Bequests to nephews and nieces; Samuel Crompton of Great Bolton and Jeremiah Marsden of Sharples Hall appointed list of bequests, with signatures of beneficiaries. Proved at Chester, 15 Feb 1802 (Infra). (See also ZCR/6/6 below).

ZCR 6/2 Letter: Penny & Roskell, Liverpool, to Samuel Crompton, King St, Bolton - receipt of ginghams and muslins; ginghams not approved of. 10 Sept 1802.

ZCR 6/3 Letter: "Jean Grundy a' Chester," to Monsieur George Crompton, King St., Bolton - thanking G.C. for his letter. (French). 20 Oct 1802.

ZCR 6/4 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Bolton to Messrs Connel & Kennedy, Manchester. 30 Dec 1802. Recent approach to subscribers to the Mule; brief account of the events leading up to the invention in 1779; proposing meeting of subscribers and others.

ZCR 6/5 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Bolton to Messrs Connel & Kennedy, Manchester. 30 Dec 1802. Recent approach to subscribers to the Mule; brief account of the events leading up to the invention in 1779; proposing meeting of subscribers and others.

ZCR 6/6 Inventory: Alexander Crompton of Sharples - personalty at time of his death; taken by Jeremiah Marsden and Samuel Crompton; account of funeral expenses; recipes. 16 Feb 1802. See also ZCR/6/1 above.

General Correspondence & Papers (1803)

ZCR 7/1 Letter.15 Sept 1803. John Rawson, Houndsgate, Nottingham to Samuel Crompton, Bolton order for cotton yarn: receipt of samples, "I... believe the article will do, but it must be twisted much sharper or harder ..."

ZCR 7/2 Subscription List - sums of money subscribed and paid to Crompton, Connel & Kennedy, and Philips and Lee. 1803 - 1808.See also ZCR/103/1

General Correspondence & Papers (1804)

ZCR 8/1 Account: A. S. Stubbs to Messrs. George Crompton - purchase of broad clots., flannel, twist, thread, etc. 27 Mar 1804

General Correspondence & Papers (1805)

ZCR 9/1 Letter: William Mac Alpine, St. Swithin's Lane, London, to Samuel Crompton. 28 Jan 1805. Construction and proposed management of "... the Superb Cotton Mill and Works of my Own Execution at Cromwell Park", in Scotland; description of the mill and its machinery; suggestion that S. C. inspects it, with a view to taking over its management for the owner, Mr. Duncan Hunter.

ZCR 9/2 Letter: William Mac Alpine, St. Swithin's Lane, London, to Samuel Crompton. 9 Feb 1805. Requesting early reply from S. C

ZCR 9/3 Letter: William Mac Alpine, St. Swithin's Lane, London, to Samuel Crompton. 18 Feb 1805. Further details concerning the mill at Cromwell Park and it's owner "who retired with a fortune from the House of Stirling, Hunter & Co"; description of cotton mills near Nottingham; weaving of calicos and cambrics by "Little Boys and Girls".

ZCR 9/4 Letter: William Mac Alpine, St. Swithin's Lane, London, to Samuel Crompton. 9 Oct 1805. Difficulties arising in connection with the Cromwell Park Scheme; visit of William Church of Glasgow to Bolton

ZCR 9/5 Inventory - household goods of Thomas Holt; account of money owing to Thomas Holt by Henry Isherwood. n.d

General Correspondence & Papers (1807)

ZCR 10/1. Letter: Samuel Crompton, Bolton, to George Crompton, his son, Castle & Falcon, Aldersgate St, London. 19 Mar 1806. State of the London market; business prospects

ZCR 10/2 Letter William MacAlpine, London, to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 25 Sept 1806. "A table of the Weight of one Lay of Cotton Twist or Weft by Troy Weight, adapted to the Avoirdupois Pound."n.d

General Correspondence & Papers (1807)

ZCR 11/1 Cheque: Samuel Crompton to Mr. Thomas Greatbatch - £20, drawn on Messrs. T. Merac, Son & Co. 8 Apr 1807.

ZCR 11/2 Letter: William MacAlpine, London, to Samuel Crompton, Bolton - arrangements for sale of S. C.'s goods in London; request for S. C. to send one of his sons to London to assist. 25 Jul 1807

ZCR 11/3 Letter: Peter Thomas, London, to Samuel Crompton - purchase of lottery tickets on behalf of S.C.; bad state of trade. 26 Oct 1807

ZCR 11/4 Letter Samuel Crompton to Sir Joseph Banks, bart. 30 Oct 1807. Request for assistance in bringing before the King and his ministers S.C.'s attempt to secure compensation for his invention of the Mule; detailed description of the events leading up to the invention in 1779

ZCR 11/5 Typescript copy of ZCR/11/4 above, n.d.

General Correspondence & Papers (1808)

ZCR 12/1 Letter: William MacAlpine, London, to Samuel Crompton. 16 Feb 1808. Information concerning sales & the state of the London market; financial arrangements; the Jews and other foreign Buyers have Channels of conveying goods to the Continent although they pretend not ...

ZCR 12/2 Letter: William MacAlpine, London, to Samuel Crompton. 9 Mar 1808. Enclosing account of sales of Samuel Crompton's cambrics, shawls, etc., by Peter Thomas; reference to S.C.'s "new invented method of weaving; prospect for trade

ZCR 12/3 Letter: William MacAlpine, London, to Samuel Crompton. 26 Mar 1808. Arrangements for sale of goods by Peter Thomas; S. C.'s "new invented loom"; type of goods currently in demand.

ZCR 12/4 Letter: William MacAlpine, London, to Samuel Crompton. 27 Apr 1808. Sale of goods; financial arrangements

ZCR 12/5 Letter: William MacAlpine, London, to Samuel Crompton. 25 Jun 1808. Advantage of public over private sales; types of goods currently in demand

ZCR 12/6 Letter: William MacAlpine, London, to Samuel Crompton. 8 Jul 1808. Announcement of sale by W. M

ZCR 12/7 Letter: William MacAlpine, London, to Samuel Crompton. 9 Jul 1808. Receipt of consignment of goods for sale

ZCR 12/8 Letter: William MacAlpine, London, to Samuel Crompton. 21 Jul 1808. Despatch of bale of muslins by S. C.; transport arrangements, "as the Canal is so very tedious, I would in future advise your sending them by land"; death of S. C.'s son

ZCR 12/9 Certificate of Discharge: John Colquitt, Commander of H.M.S. Princess to John Crompton - J. C. discharged, having served on board as a supernumerary, on finding a substitute; of physical description of J.C. 13 Aug 1808.

ZCR 12/10 Letter: James McConnel, Manchester, to Samuel Crompton - enclosing letters of introduction. 24 Aug 1808.

ZCR 12/11 Letter: James Kennedy, Manchester to Samuel Crompton - enclosing letters to be delivered in Scotland by S. C. 24 Aug 1808

ZCR 12/12 Letter: William MacAlpine, London, to Samuel Crompton. 26th Sept 1808. Sales of goods to a foreign merchant; visit of Mr. Busk to "different Bathing Places... on a Tour as for as Cornwall; request for further consignment

ZCR 12/13 Letter: William MacAlpine, London, to Samuel Crompton. 14 Oct 1808. Settlement of accounts; date of next sale state of market.

ZCR 12/14 Account. 4 Nov 1808. Sales of cambric robes, pettycoats, children's frocks, at West's Warehouse, Billiter Lane, London, for account of Samuel Crompton. Letter: Hans Busk, Old Broad St, London, to Samuel Crompton - information concerning recent sale; enclosing account.

ZCR 12/15 Letter: William MacAlpine, London, to Samuel Crompton. 8 Nov 1808. Sales prospects.

ZCR 12/16 Letter: Hans Busk, London, to Samuel Crompton. 30 Nov 1808. Receipt of bale of Pettycoats, marked "HB"

ZCR 12/17 Letter: William MacAlpine, London, to Samuel Crompton. 12 Dec 1808. Sales report.

ZCR 12/18 Letter: Hans Busk, London, to Samuel Crompton. 19 Dec 1808. Sales report.

ZCR 12/19 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Bolton, to Robert Kennedy, Glasgow - description of S. C.'s visit to Scotland. 28 Dec 1808.

General Correspondence & Papers (1809)

ZCR 13/1 Letter: J. Parker, Swinton, to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 1 Jan 1809. Asking S. C. to defer visit.

ZCR 13/2 Letter: Hans Busk, London, to Samuel Crompton. 6 Jan 1809. Enclosing account for goods sold.

ZCR 13/3 Letter: William MacAlpine, London, to Samuel Crompton. 13 Jan 1809. Sale of goods; complaint about character of Hans Busk; arrangements for future sales; financial arrangements; list of types of goods currently in demand in London.

ZCR 13/4 Letter: Hans Busk, London, to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 13 Jan 1809. Enclose-ing account for goods sold; apologises for misunderstanding and refers to his letter of 6 Jan 1809 and that of Wm. MacAlpine dated 13 Jan 1809

ZCR 13/5 Letter: William MacAlpine to Samuel Crompton. 20 Jan, 1809. Date of sale fixed; advertisements enclosed. Requesting that S. Crompton's friends send their goods for the sale by the 5 day wagon.

ZCR 13/6 Letter: General letter drafted by William McAlpine for Samuel Crompton. Jan 1809. Authority for MacAlpine to act on S. Crompton's behalf. Postscript adds request for high-standard goods.

ZCR 13/7 Receipt: Hans Busk to Samuel Crompton. n.d. Consignment numbers and cost.

ZCR 13/8 Cheque: Don Fernans de Esto y Real Hacienda de Cadiz £150. 23rd Jan 1809.

ZCR 13/9 Letter: Samuel Crompton at Liverpool to his children. n.d. Two men from the "Killarn Castle" called for him; should they arrive at Bolton, family to inform Crompton by first available post.

ZCR 13/10 Note: Referring to London Medical Journal. 1876. 10 Aug 1809

ZCR 13/11 Copy: "The British Volunteer". 17 Jun 1809. No direct reference to Samuel Crompton; details of trade with Cadiz; also Parliamentary report of award to Mr. Cartwright for his improvements to weaving machines.

General Correspondence & Papers (1810)

ZCR 14/1 Bill: Henry Wilson, Manchester to Samuel Crompton - Details of purchases; receipted. 12 Mar 1810.

ZCR 14/2 Bill: Blaire, Kevan & Haire to George Crompton - Details of purchases; receipted. 1 Jan 1810.

ZCR 14/3 Letter: Samuel Crompton to (?). 18 Mar 1810. Referring to his letter to the Royal Society; details of his life and invention of "Mule"; value of invention to cotton industry and hopes for remuneration from Parliament

ZCR 14/4 Accounts: - Note: T. Midgeley "Is in George Crompton's writing and refers to his partnership with Capt. W. Wright". n.d.

ZCR 14/5 Letter: Lt. Col. Fletcher to Lieut. Crompton. 8 Apr - 31 Dec 1810. Assembly Order; Bolton Local Militia.

ZCR 14/6 Letter: George Rose to Samuel Crompton. 10 May. 1810. Declines to take up Crompton's case.

ZCR 14/7 Samuel Crompton to George Rose. 10 Jun 1810. Restates case asking Rose to take it up.

ZCR 14/8 George Rose to Samuel Crompton. 16 Jun 1810. Advises Crompton to write to Sir Robert Peel.

ZCR 14/9 Receipt: George Crompton to Richard Hutchinson. 7 Jul 1810.

ZCR 14/10 Bill: William Tysick to Mr. Crompton. Boot repairs. 31 Jul. 1810.

ZCR 14/11 Accounts - Note by T. Midgely "Is in George Crompton's writing and refers to his partnership with Capt. W. Wright." n.d.

ZCR 14/12 Letter: Samuel Crompton to William MacAlpine. 29 Oct 1810. Discusses invention of "Mule" and troubles through lack of patent; unable to get assistance from several gentleman. Asking MacAlpine for help.

ZCR 14/13 Pamphlet "Steam - fuel saved". 27 Sept 1810. Patentee: William Cornelius English, Union Foundry, Bolton.

ZCR 14/14 Patent: William Cornelius English - Photo Copy of original patent (3280) referred to in ZCR/14/13 above. "Steam-fuel saved". 1809.

ZCR 14/15 Bill: Blair, Kevan. Haire & Co to George Crompton - Details of clothes; receipted. 24 Oct 1810.

ZCR 14/16 Bill: William Tysick to George Crompton - Boot repairs, receipted. 30 Oct 1810. See also ZCR/103/2

General Correspondence & Papers (1811)

ZCR 15/1 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Bolton to Robert Kirk, Manchester. 4 Jan 1811.

ZCR 15/2 Bill: Captain Robert Bolson - items of Militia uniform. n.d.

ZCR 15/3 Bill: Lieut Crompton - items of Militia uniform. n.d.

ZCR 15/4 Bill: Thomas Greatbatch to Mr. Crompton - Boots and Shoes purchased and repaired. 23 Jan 1811.

ZCR 15/5 Letter: Samuel Crompton to the Hon. George Rose. 29 Jan 1811. As Robert Peele has not answered Crompton's letter he again appeals to George Rose. Stresses the importance of the Mule to the cotton trade.

ZCR 15/6 Letter: William Wright to George Crompton. 19 Feb 1811. News concerning the death of a family friend.

ZCR 15/7 Letter: Charles Taylor (Society of Arts) to Samuel Crompton. 23 Mar 1811. Refers to Crompton's letter to the Royal Society in 1807. Society of Arts cannot present any "rewards" to him as all applications must be accompanied by a model or drawing.

ZCR 15/8 Letter: Sir Robert Peel to Samuel Crompton. 9 Mar 1811. Acknowledges importance of the Mule but suggest that if Crompton intends to apply to Parliament for remuneration he should first contact the M.P.'s for Lancaster.

ZCR 15/9 Letter: Samuel Crompton to Robert Ainsworth. 18 Mar 1811. Asking Ainsworth's advice as to the best way to put his case before Parliament for remuneration or memorial; the latter to be signed by the "most respectable Spinners and Manufacturers"

ZCR 15/10 Letter: Samuel Crompton to Charles Taylor Society of Arts. 28 Mar. 1811. Refers to Crompton's communication with Sir Joseph Banks; stresses that the "United Kingdom has reaped the benefits of my Labours". Crompton again asks Taylor to take up his case.

ZCR 15/11 Letter: Charles Taylor, Royal Society to Samuel Crompton. 29 Mar 1811. Society of Arts unable to assist in the matter of an award because Crompton is not putting a new invention. Taylor suggest that Crompton should send a memorial to his own M.P.'s signed by neighbours.

ZCR 15/12 Petition. 20th April 1811. Samuel Crompton to Merchants, manufacturers cotton spinners, bleachers of the United Kingdom - Crompton details the history of his invention, says that he has not received recompense promised and stresses how his invention changed the cotton industry. He asks individuals to support his claim to Parliament.

ZCR 15/13 Petition. 20 Apr 1811. Samuel Crompton to Landowners, merchants etc. of Lancashire, Cheshire and Yorkshire - Similar details to ZCR/15/12 above

ZCR 15/14 Petition. 20 Apr 1811. Samuel Crompton to Gentlemen, merchants etc. --- sent via Mr. T. Ainsworth. Similar details to ZCR/15/12 and ZCR/15/13 above

ZCR 15/15 Petition. Undated. Samuel Crompton to - General outline of his life, his comments on the textile trade and repeats his plea for recognition as inventor of the Mule. (Type written copy attached)

ZCR 15/16 Petition. Undated. Samuel Crompton to merchants, manufacturers etc --- of Lancashire, Cheshire and Yorkshire. Similar details to ZCR/15/12, 13 and ZCR/15/14 above

ZCR 15/17 Petition. 18 Apr.1811.Samuel Crompton to Merchants, manufacturers etc. - of Lancashire, Cheshire and Yorkshire. Similar details to ZCR/15/12, 13, 14, 15, 16 above. (filed seperately)

ZCR 15/18 Petition. 25 April 1811. Samuel Crompton to Merchants, manufacturers etc. of United Kingdom - Similar details to ZCR/15/12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 above.

ZCR 15/19 Bill: Richard Kitchin to George Crompton. Tailor's Bill. 15 Aug 1811.

ZCR 15/20 Bill: James Kay to George Crompton - Items of Military Uniform. 1811.

ZCR 15/21 Bill: James Kay to George Crompton. Items of Cloth. 15 May 1811.

ZCR 15/22 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Bolton to Thomas Stanley esq. London. 23 May 1811. Letter sent with memorial for presentation of Parliament. (First draft and two copies).

ZCR 15/23 Bill: Thomas Simkin to Captain George Crompton - Repairs & Spare parts for fire arms, Bolton Local Militia. 24 May 1811.

ZCR 15/24 Bill: Blaine, Kevan & Haire to George Crompton - Tailors Account. 30 May 1811.

ZCR 15/25 Bill: R. Constantine to Mrs. Crompton. Purchase of ribbon. 7 Jun 1811.

ZCR 15/26 Bill: William Tysick to George Crompton. Boots and shoes. 26 Jun 1811.

ZCR 15/27 Letter: Samuel Crompton to Kirkman Finlay, Glasgow. 2 Dec 1811. Crompton asks Finlay and other Members for Glasgow to support his memorial in Parliament: Quotes number of [...] spindles used in Scotland and stresses benefits of invention.

ZCR 15/28 Samuel Crompton to Kirkman Finlay, Glasgow. 10 Dec 1811. Refers to previous letter (No ZCR/15/27) and asks Finlay to expedite his response.

ZCR 15/29 Letter: Kirkman Finlay to Samuel Crompton. 21 Dec 1811. The memorial has been signed and Finlay stresses his support for Crompton's cause.

ZCR 15/30 Letter: Samuel Crompton to. Undated. Discourse on family history and invention of 'Mule'.

Spindle & Enquiry Papers (1811)

ZCR 16a/1 List - Number of Spindles in use in Cotton Mills within 60 mile radius of Bolton, also includes spindles in Scotland. 1811.

ZCR 16a/2 List - Number of Spindles - Details as ZCR/16a/1 above, less footnote. 1811.

ZCR 16a/3 List - Number of Spindles - Details as ZCR/16a/1 above, but includes Spindles used in Scotland and Ireland. 1811.

ZCR 16a/4 List - "Account of Spindles taken in 1811." 1811.

ZCR 16a/5 List - "account of a number of different places with the number of the different class of spindles." 1811

ZCR 16a/6 Letter: Thos. Norris, Bury to Mr. Peel, Manchester - Number of 'Mules' in use in Radcliffe and other places. 7 Nov 1811.

ZCR 16a/7 List - Numbers of spindles in use in Wigan and Macclesfield Areas. 1811

ZCR 16a/8 List - Numbers of spindles in use in Bolton, Chorley, Preston & Bury River. 1811

ZCR 16a/9 List - Numbers of spindles in use in Glossop, Oldham, Lees and Newton Wood Ashton, Staley Bridge and Newton Moor. 1811

ZCR 16a/9b Stockport. n.d.

ZCR 16a/10 List - Numbers of spindles in use in Stockport. 1811

ZCR 16a/11 List - Numbers of spindles in use in Todmorden, Rochdale, Royton, Heywood, New Mill etc. 1811

ZCR 16a/12 List - Numbers of spindles in individual mills at Todmorden. 1811

ZCR 16a/13 List - Number of spindles in individual mills at Heywood. 1811

ZCR 16a/14 List - Numbers of spindles in use in Ripponden, Sowerby, Halifax, Keighley, Otley, Leeds etc. 1811

ZCR 16a/15 Booklet - Numbers of spindles in use in Bolton, Staley Bridge, Ashton, Oldham Manchester & Stockport. Gives Crompton's system for checking spindles. 1811

ZCR 16a/16 Booklet - List of names and mills, some with spindle count. 1811. See also ZCR/103/3 & ZCR/103/4

Spindle & Enquiry Papers (1811)

ZCR 16b/1 List - Number of spindles in use in Bolton, Manchester, Oldham, Stockport etc. 1811

ZCR 16b/2 List - Number of spindles in use in Preston, Bury, Ashton, Staley Bridge etc. 1811

ZCR 16b/3 List - Numbers of spindles in use in Todmorden, Lees, Ramsbottom etc. 1811

ZCR 16b/4 List - Number of spindles in use in Bolton Manchester, etc. 1811

ZCR 16b/5 List - Number of spindles in use in Bolton, Royton, etc. 1811

ZCR 16b/6 List - Number of spindles in use in Manchester, Stockport etc. 1811

ZCR 16b/7 List - Number of spindles in various mills. 1811

ZCR 16b/8 List - Number of spindles in use in Mosley, Wilmslow, etc. 1811

ZCR 16b/9 List - Number and types of spindles at New Mills, Broadbottom Hyde and Newton Moor. 1811

ZCR 16b/10 List - Details of productive capacity at various mills during an "Embarge". 1811

ZCR 16b/11 Letter: Samuel Crompton to the author of the article on 'Cotton Spinning' in Dr. Brewsters. Encyclopedia - Asking for up to date details of spindles used in Scotland. 1811

ZCR 16b/12 'ACCOUNT OF THE NUMBER OF SPINDLES AT 'NEAR THE UNDERNAMED PLACES' n.d.

Crompton Spindle Enquiry Appendix

Later typescript versions of the lists in ZCR/16a-b

General Correspondence & Papers (1812)

ZCR 17/1 Bill: Dr. Moore to George Crompton. Jan. 1812. Medicine A/C.

ZCR 17/2 Letter: George Lee to Mr. Crompton. 8 Jan. 1812. Regarding printed petition and Cards.

ZCR 17/3 Letter: George Duckworth Manchester to - Jones esq, Ingrossing Clerk, House of Commons. 11 Jan. 1812. Asks Jones to put Petition before Parliament, has backing of Sir Robert Peel & Col. Stanley.

ZCR 17/4 Letter: (Samuel Crompton) to Thomas Stanley, London. 12 Jan. 1812. Gives total number of mule spindles used by cotton industry (4,200,000) again asks for advice on drawing up of memorial.

ZCR 17/5 Letter: Samuel Crompton to his children. 13 Jan. 1812. As Col. Stanley is ill Mr. Giddy is to introduce the memorial to the House of Commons. Crompton has seen the great engineer Mr. Rennie who may introduce him to the Prince Regent.

ZCR 17/6 Letter: Samuel Crompton to his children. 14 Jan. 1812. Details similar to No. ZCR/17/5 above, but asks that the letter be passed on to some of his friends in the cotton trade.

ZCR 17/7 Letter: Samuel Crompton to his children. 20 Jan. 1812. No Lancaster Members in town to present his memorial; attends the House several times but nothing achieved. Awaits the arrival of Sir Robert Peel.

ZCR 17/8 Letter: Samuel Crompton, London to Mr. Yates, Bury. 21 Jan. 1812. Asks Mr. Yates for letter of introduction to Sir Robert Peel upon whom "the success of my application depends". No Lancaster members present in London.

ZCR 17/9 Letter: Samuel Crompton to the Rt. Hon. Sp. Perceval. 22 Jan. 1812. Asks Perceval to act in Sir Robert Peel's absence to present the memorial to the House.

ZCR 17/10 Letter: Samuel Crompton to Messrs. MacConnell and Kennedy, Manchester. 23 Jan. 1812. Explains that he has left the memorial in Downing Street with Sp. Perceval. Still awaiting the return of Sir Robert Peel.

ZCR 17/11 Letter: Samuel Crompton to Sp. Perceval. 28 Jan. 1812. Encloses the memorial addressed to the Cotton manufacturers and merchants of the United Kingdom (no signatures attached).

ZCR 17/12 Letter: Samuel Crompton, London to Peter Marsland, Stockport. 28 Jan. 1812. Requests Mr. Marsland send his subscription for the Memorial

ZCR 17/13 Letter: Samuel Crompton, London to his children. 30 Jan. 1812. No further news about the Memorial in Parliament

ZCR 17/14 Letter: Samuel Crompton, London to Messrs. MacConnell and Kennedy. 31 Jan. 1812. Waiting return of Sir Robert Peel and Lancaster Members

ZCR 17/15 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Junior Bolton to his father. 5th Feb. 1812. Says Mr. Lee advises Crompton to accept a moderate sum rather than await the next session of Parliament. Also includes list of names of people in London to be called upon.

ZCR 17/16 Letter: John Kennedy, Manchester to Samuel Crompton, London. 11th Feb. 1812. Urges Crompton to accept a smaller sum than risk getting nothing

ZCR 17/17 Letter: Samuel Crompton, London to his Children (via James Lee). 12th Feb. 1812. Crompton very anxious at his lack of sucess in London

ZCR 17/18 Letter: Samuel Crompton, London to Mr. John Kennedy, Manchester. 14th Feb. 1812. Crompton has meeting with Sp. Percival at Downing Street. Present were: Sir Robert Peel, Lord Stanley and others. Memorial received favourably and decision to be given on Monday following. Crompton now resigned to accept any decision made.

General Correspondence & Papers (1812)

ZCR 18/1 Letter: Samuel Crompton London, to his children. 21 Feb. 1812. Lord Stanley has received Sp. Perceval's written answer and the memorial is to be introduced to Parliament by Sir Robert Peel.

ZCR18/2 Bill: Henry Wilson to George Crompton. 3th Mar. 1812. Tailor's bill

ZCR18/3Letter: Samuel Crompton Junior, Bolton to Samuel Crompton, London. 5th Mar. 1812. Mentions Dr. Taylor of Society of Arts. List new items to be produced in the mill for the spring.

ZCR 18/4 Letter: Samuel Crompton, London to his children. 6th Mar. 1812. Crompton asks them to inform Mr. Ainsworth that a Committee has been appointed. Requests Mr. Lee to come to London to give evidence. Also asks for the name of the person who introduced the Silk Throwing Machine. George replies on same letter that he has seen Mr. Ainsworth.

ZCR 18/5 Letter: Samuel Crompton, London to his children. 7th Mar. 1812. The Committee will meet on the "next Thursday or Monday"; names of its members are appended.

ZCR 18/6 Letter: Samuel Crompton Junior, Bolton, to his father in London. 8th Mar. 1812. Details of how instructions have been carried out; information supplied regarding the Silk Throwing Machine erected by Sir Thomas Lombe.

ZCR 18/7 Letter: George Crompton, Bolton to his father in London. 9th Mar. 1812. Advises Crompton to look up Mr. Marsden at the York Hotel. A meeting is being held on Tuesday at the Manchester Exchange to decide who will attend the committee.

ZCR 18/8 Letter: Samuel Crompton, London to his children. 11th Mar. 1812. Committee meeting brought forward to Thursday or Friday, Crompton fears it will have to go ahead without the personal evidence of his friends.

ZCR 18/9Letter: George Lee, Manchester to Samuel Crompton, London. 11th Mar. 1812. Requests time and place of Committee so that he may attend.

ZCR 18/10 Letter: Samuel Crompton, London to his children. 13th Mar. 1812. Committee to meet on Wednesday next. Crompton will see his friends at the York Hotel at one o'clock the same day.

ZCR 18/11 Letter: Jonathan Bottomley, Halifax, to Mr. George Crompton. 13th Mar. 1812. Confirms use of "Mules" in Yorkshire and Lancashire.

ZCR 18/12 Letter: George Lee London to Messrs. Mc.Connel and Kennedy. 21st Mar. 1812. Committee has provisionally offered £2,000 (this appears to be a condition imposed by Sp. Percival).

ZCR 18/13 Letter: Samuel Crompton, London to his children. 21st Mar. 1812. Evidence has been given to the Committee, Crompton Sir Robert Peel and others have seen the Chancellor of the Exchequer who will reply in a few days.

ZCR 18/14 Letters: Samuel Crompton, London to his children. 26th Mar. 1812. The House has adjourned for the Easter recess, copies of the report are to be printed. Crompton is to go to Kensington.

ZCR 18/15 Letter: Samuel Crompton, London to Sir Robert Peel. 31st Mar. 1812. Crompton expresses his sincere thanks to Sir Robert and stresses that whatever sum is given "it will be to the honour of the British nation".

ZCR 18/16 Bill: Jacob Chatterton to George Crompton. 31st Mar. 1812. Bill for flour purchase

ZCR 18/17 Bill: R. Constantine to Mr. Crompton. 17th Jul. 1812. Purchase of cloth.

General Correspondence & Papers (1812)

ZCR 19/1 Letter: Samuel Crompton, London to his children. 8th Apr. 1812. No Lancashire members in town, Crompton mentions various people he has met with.

ZCR 19/2 Letter: Samuel Crompton, London to the Rt. Hon. Sp. Percival. 8th Apr. 1812. States the case for his claim and stresses the importance of his invention.

ZCR 19/3 Letter: Samuel Crompton Junior, Bolton to his father. 9th Apr. 1812. Details of public meeting and riots at Manchester Exchange.

ZCR 19/4 Letter: Samuel Crompton to Messrs. McConnell and Kennedy. 15th Apr. 1812. Crompton has seen Sir. Robert Peel and other gentlemen connected with his petition.

ZCR 19/5 Letter: George Lee to the Committee at Manchester. 15th Apr. 1812. Concerning the exclusive trade of the East India Company. Gives details of mule spindles in Great Britain and compares costs with India.

ZCR 19/6 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Kensington to his children. 15th Apr. 1812. Business as yet unconcluded, recounts daily visits to various acquaintances.

ZCR 19/7 Letter: Samuel Crompton to Lord Stanley. 17th Apr. 1812. Thanks Lord Stanley for his help, gives details of life history (which may be needed at a future date) and family life. The matter is now out of Cromptons power.

ZCR 19/8 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Kensington to his children. 18th Apr. 1812. Daily meetings repeated, care of daughter Bette passed over to his sons (she is in "great distress on account of the situation").

ZCR 19/9 Letter: George Lee Manchester to Samuel Crompton. 19th Apr. 1817. Papers (missing) drawn up by request of the Committee are sent to Crompton.

ZCR 19/10 Letter: Samuel Crompton London, to Sir. Robert Peel. 22nd Apr. 1812. Crompton asks Peel's advice as to whether he should press his case more strongly before Parliament (as Cartwright did).Crompton talks of building a factory or some other "mark of rememberance".

ZCR 19/11 Letter: (Extract) Mr. Crompton to John Blackburn Esq. M.P. 27th Apr. 1812(?). Repeats extensive use of his invention and his loyalty to British manufacturers.

ZCR 19/12 Letter: George Crompton, Manchester to his father. 28th Apr. 1812. Family Matters conveyed. "Unpleasant Commotions here," refers to burning down of several properties in Manchester area. Militia and constables patrol day and night. Many rioters taken prisoners.

ZCR 19/13 Letter. 28th Apr. 1812. Date of report of the Committee on Mr. Crompton's petition fixed for "Friday next". Mr. Crompton requests attendance in the House on that day.

ZCR 19/14 Bill: Mr. Thos. Simkin to Mr. George Crompton. 5th May. 1812. New parts and repairs to firearms.

ZCR 19/15 Letter: Lord Stanley to Samuel Crompton, London. 7th May. 1812. Illness prevents him attending the House of Commons, but refers Crompton to Mr. Blackburn.

ZCR 19/16 Letter: Addressed to Samuel Crompton on paper headed Sir R. W. Vaughan, Dolgelly. n.d. No contents.

ZCR 19/17 Letter: Samuel Crompton, London to his children. n.d. The petition is delayed in the House due to Sp. Percevals murder; Crompton attended the funeral of Sp. Perceval.

General Correspondence & Papers (1812)

ZCR 20/1 Letter: Samuel Crompton Junior, Bolton to his father (London). 18th May 1812. Details of Mr. Charton's affairs concerning some £4,000.

ZCR 20/2 Letter: Samuel Crompton to his children. 18th May. 1812. Details of Bellingham's execution at which Crompton was present. He is worried that Percival's death will delay his own business.

ZCR 20/3 Letter: Samuel Crompton to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. (189:27)Crompton asks that his case be speedily concluded.

ZCR 20/4 Letter: Samuel Crompton Junior Manchester to his father. 26th May 1812. Details of goods sent to London to Crompton; mentions poor demand for goods in Manchester.

ZCR 20/5 Letter: Samuel Crompton, London to his children. 1st Jun. 1812. Everything at a standstill since a new Government has not yet been formed.

ZCR 20/6 Letter: Mr. Crompton to - Houston Esq. M.P. 10th Jun. (?) 1812. Crompton stresses he has been waiting five months for a conclusion to his business.

ZCR 20/7 Letter: Mr. Crompton to John Blackburn Esq. M.P. 12th Jun. 1812. Repeats his claim and declines to accompany Blackburn on visit to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

ZCR 20/8 Letter: Mr. Crompton to David Giddy Esq. M.P. 16th Jun. 1812. Stresses the benefit of his invention to the country and says that he has not come "begging" to parliament.

ZCR 20/9 Letter: Mr. Crompton to Sir Robert Peel's Sec. at the Home Dept. 21st June 1812. Stresses the value his invention has been to the nation (20 millions sterling as quoted by Sir Robert Peel).

ZCR 20/10 Letter: Samuel Crompton to Mr. White. 24th June 1812. Ask Giddy and others to do their utmost for the Bill in Parliament. Crompton now hopes for some £50,000 re-numeration.

ZCR 20/11 Letter: Samuel Crompton, London to his children. 26th June 1812. Crompton expresses his disillusionment with Parliament now speaks of £5,000 remuneration.

ZCR 20/12 Letter: Samuel Crompton to Mr. White. 30th June 1812. Crompton to leave completion of "business" in White's hands, asks for clarification of process of handling of receipts (re. £5,000 awarded him by Parliament). White replies on same letter.

ZCR 20/13 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Kensington, to Mr. White. 20th June 1812. Crompton asks if sum awarded by Parliament is forthcoming and if so, requests an advance.

ZCR 20/14 Letter: Extract (by Samuel Crompton) from the "star" paper. 6th July 1812. Claims for remuneration by Mr. Palmer for his "Public service" turned down by Parliament because it was too excessive. Paper quotes Crompton's settlement as a comparison.

ZCR 20/15 Letter: M. Harwood Kensington, to Mr. Crompton, Bolton. 15th July 1812. Refers to freinds made in Kensington, Mr. Fisher offers his services upon Crompton's return visit to the Exchequer. Trade now beginning to improve, Harwood has invented new processes for manufacturing trade.

ZCR 20/16 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Bolton to M. Harwood, Kensington. 22nd July 1812. News of family members (esp. war-time encounters of John), account of journey home, talks of fall in price of bread and other necessities.

General Correspondence & Papers (1812)

ZCR 21/1 Letter: Jane Harwood, Kensington to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 2 Sep. 1812. Thanks Crompton for his letter and remarks upon his 'sudden' departure from London.

ZCR 21/2 Letter: M. Harwood, London to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 3 Sep. 1812. Comments that Crompton has had enough of London for the time being. Mainly family matters

ZCR 21/3 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Bolton to Messrs. Drummond, Charing Cross. 20 Sep. 1812. Requests information about his and Mr. Whites business

ZCR 21/4 Letter: Messrs. Drummond, Charing Cross to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 22 Sep. 1812. States that the Warrant is with the Prince Regent, awaiting his signature. They will inform Crompton as soon as the money is received.

ZCR 21/5 Letter: George White, Newington House, Bedfordshire to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 28 Sep. 1812. He will send the signed Warrant to Messrs. Drummond as soon as he gets it.

ZCR 21/6 Letter: M. Harwood, Kensington to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 2 Oct. 1812. Concerns general family matters.

ZCR 21/7 Letter: Messrs. Drummond to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 16 Oct. 1812. They have received Warrant from the Exchequer for £5,000.

ZCR 21/8 Letter: Caro S. Garnett, Manchester to Thomas Midgley. 17 Oct. 1812. Gives location of the Portrait of Crompton by Allingham. (Copy).

ZCR 21/9 Account: Crompton family with Mr. Thomas Greatbatch. n.d.

ZCR 21/10 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Bolton to George White, Newington House. Crompton thanks George White for all his assistance, but comments very bitterly on the whole affair. 22 Oct. 1812.

ZCR 21/11 Bill: Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 24 Oct. 1812List of amounts to be paid.

ZCR 21/12 Cheque: Samuel Crompton, Bolton to Messrs. Drummond, Charing Cross. 24 Oct. 1812. Cheque No. I for £100.

ZCR 21/13 Letter: George White, Newington House to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 25 Oct. 1812. White's expenses are £120-2-0, but there are no fees payable to Parliament.

ZCR 21/14 Letter: Messrs. Drummond, Charing Cross to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 9 Nov. 1812. The sum of £120-2-0 has been credited to George White.

ZCR 21/15 Letter: George White, Newington House to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 13 Nov. 1812. Thanks Crompton for the payment of the fee.

ZCR 21/6 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Bolton to Messrs. Drummond, Charing Cross. 14 Nov. 1812. Instructions for payment with cheque for £500 attached.

ZCR 21/17 Letter: J. Blackburn, Warrington to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 14 Nov. 1812. Asks Crompton to call on 22-23-24 instant.

General Correspondence & Papers (1812)

ZCR 22/1 Account. George White, House of Commons to Samuel Crompton. 1812. Whites account of expenses incurred on Mr. Crompton's applications to Parliament.

ZCR 22/2 Letter: Samuel Crompton, to Messrs, Mc Connel & Kennedy, Manchester. 1812. Crompton asks for their comments on the details of his petition. List of questions and answers - regarding extent of cotton Industry

ZCR 22/3 List: Names of persons in London for Crompton to see regarding his petition. Undated.

ZCR 22/4 Names of persons in London (Similar to above). Undated.

ZCR 22/5 Names of persons in London (Similar to above). Undated.

ZCR 22/6 Names and addresses in London. Undated.

ZCR 22/7 List of clothes purchased. Undated.

ZCR 22/8 Account of the Silk Throwing Machine of Sir Thomas Lombe. 4 June 1812. See ZCR/18-6.

ZCR 22/9 Notification of when Committee will meet, but no day mentioned. n.d.

ZCR 22/10 List: Questions written by Mr. Ainsworth. Undated. See ZCR/21-2.

ZCR 22/11 Extracts from a letter by John Kennedy to Hon. E. G. Stanley. n.d. Given details of the growth of the Cotton Trade and its importance to the nation. Speaks of foreign competition and free trade.

ZCR 22/12 Visiting Card. Mr. Ewart, Royal Dockyard, Woolwich. n.d.

General Correspondence & Papers (1813)

ZCR 23/1 Letter: I. Wrigglesworth, Blackburn to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 6 Jan. 1813. Details of organ pipes and repairs, also encloses account. (Copy)

ZCR 23/2 Letter: I. Wrigglesworth, Blackburn to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 25 Jan. 1813. Sends Crompton advice on the tuning of organ pipes and other repairs. (Copy)

ZCR 23/3 Letter: M. Harwood, London to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 4 Jan. 1813. General letter about houses, boarders and school.

ZCR 23/4 Letter: I. Wrigglesworth, Blackburn to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. n.d. Original letter of ZCR/23/1 above.

ZCR 23/5 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Manchester to Messrs. Drummond, Charing Cross. 6 Jan. 1813. Details of Bill (No4) issued for £3000; also No. 5 & 6.

ZCR 23/6 Letter: J. Blackburn, Warrington to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 17 Jan. 1813. Advises Crompton to invest his money. Says he will speak to Lord Stanley on the subject of a Commission for Crompton's Son.

ZCR 23/7 Letter: I. Wrigglesworth, Blackburn to Samuel Crompton, London. n.d. Original letter of 2 above; enclosed card of T. Wilson

ZCR 23/8 List: Account of Wringers bought and sold; remedy for baldness added to cover. 1813 - 1814.

ZCR 23/9 Bill: Richard Kitchin to George Crompton, Bolton. 2 Feb. 1813. Tailor's account.

ZCR 23/10 Letter: Samuel Crompton Junior, Liverpool to his father and brothers in Bolton. 18 Feb. 1813Crompton's goods have been shipped aboard "The Sampson" for Dublin but the port is storm-bound.

ZCR 23/11 Letter: Samuel Crompton Junior, Dublin to his father and brothers. 12 Mar. 1813. Goods have arrived in Dublin, but there have been many failures in the Woollen trade there of late.

ZCR 23/12 Supplement: Letters concerning the Riots in Lancashire. Mar. 18132 Copies.(a) R. Fletcher - expressing gratitude to the Magistrate and the Military for their action during the riots.(b) Dr. R. Taylor - suggests that Parliament has been misinformed and reports on events in and around Bolton. Mentions the use of "Spies" by the Military, speaks of the unnecessary violence used to put down the riots.

ZCR 23/13 Letter: James Brown, Workington to James Crompton, Bolton. 24 May. 1813Crompton's son has arrived at Pernambuco, after a voyage of 52 days.

ZCR 23/14 Letter: Thos. Lever, London to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 25 May. 1813. George Crompton appears to have been involved in a partnership which has led to legal action.

ZCR 23/15 Letter: George Crompton, London to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 26 May. General family matters.

ZCR 23/16 Letter: Commander in Chief's Office, Horse Guards, London to Lord Stanley. 7 Jun. 1813. The name of George Crompton is noted for a Commission.

General Correspondence & Papers (1813)

ZCR 24/1 Letter: George Crompton, London to his father. 11 Jun. 1813. (a) Concerns legal affairs (See ZCR/23 - 14)(b) Encloses copy of letter to Lord Stanley.

ZCR 24/2 Letter: Lord Stanley to George Crompton. 13 Jun. 1813. Concerning Crompton's Commission.

ZCR 24/3 Letter: Samuel Crompton Junior, Dublin to his father. 15 Jul. 1813. Crompton's son declares that he is giving up manufacturing. The reasons for this change are given; bad business contracts; the fall in demand etc. but his overriding concern is his in-ability to bear the laziness and ill-treatment of his brother John any longer. However, is prepared to undertake Crompton's work individually.

ZCR 24/4 Letter: Thomas Lever London to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 31 Jul. 1813. Lever asks Crompton for a loan of "a few hundred pounds", to be sent as Bills.

ZCR 24/5 Cheque: No. P923 - for Samuel Crompton from Messrs. Jones and Fox. 3 Aug. 1813. Value £100

ZCR 24/6 Letter: Thos. Lever to Samuel Crompton. 7 Aug. 1813. Thanks Crompton for loan, says Crompton must not "return the money" (compensation?).

ZCR 24/7 Letter: The Commander in Chief's Office, Horse Guards, London to George Crompton, Bolton. 16 Aug. 1813George's name has been added to "a numerous list of candidates" concerning commissions.

ZCR 24/8 Letter: Samuel Crompton to Messrs. Jones, Fox and Co., Bankers Manchester. 1 Sep. 1813. Crompton wishes to deposit £1,500 in London, asks if this can be done without the cost of stamps.

ZCR 24/9 Letter: Jones Fox and Co. to Samuel Crompton. 2 Sep. 1813. Suggest that Crompton credit a Bill for the said amount.

ZCR 24/10 Account: Names of debtors and amounts owed. 7 Sep. 1813.

ZCR 24/11 Letter: Thomas Ainsworth, Bolton to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 11 Sep. 1813. Settlement of transaction, bill enclosed.

ZCR 24/12 Letter: T. Ainsworth, London to Capt. George Crompton, Bolton. 18 Sep. 1813Ainsworth has been to the Horse Guards about Cromptons Commission, but says that there are 2000 others upon the list.

ZCR 24/13 Letter: M. Harwood, Kensington to Samuel Crompton, Bolton (?). 21 Sep. 1813. See also ZCR/21-2. Gives details of move to Fulham and general matters.

ZCR 24/14 Letter: T. Ainsworth London, to George Crompton, Bolton. 25 Sep. 1813. Encloses copy of letter from R. Dighton at the Horse Guards. Ainsworth stresses the long uncertainty of waiting for a Commission.

ZCR 24/15 List: Details of work done and required at Crompton's Whitehall Works. 6 Oct. 1813. See ZCR/25-10

ZCR 24/16 Bill: For spindles and rollers. Undated.

General Correspondence & Papers (1813)

ZCR 25/1 Letter: George Crompton, Darwen to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 6 Oct. 1813. Discusses arrangements for the lease of the Whitehall Bleach Works, Darwen (?)

ZCR 25/2 Valuation: Mr. Stevenson and Mr. Lackingson for Mr. Crompton .6 Oct. 1813. Inventory of "movable" items at Whitehall Bleach Works

ZCR 25/3 Account: Mr. Samuel Crompton with Mr. Richard Wylde. (From) 25 Oct. 1813. Bank Statement

ZCR 25/4 Account: Mr. Samuel Crompton with Mr. Richard Wylde. 25 Oct-18 Nov. 1813.

ZCR 25/5 Bill: Joseph Low Edgeworth to Samuel Crompton. 10 Nov. 1813. Purchase of paving stones

ZCR 25/6 Bill: Anderton's Coffee House, Fleet Street to George Crompton(?). 11 Nov. 1813(?)

ZCR 25/7 Bill: William Elwell, Manchester to George Crompton. 22 Dec. 1813. Bottles of Vitriol for Bleach Works

ZCR 25/8 Statement: Samuel Crompton to Samuel Crompton Junior. Undated.

ZCR 25/9 Letter: Duke of Wellington's Sec. to George Crompton. 1813(?) Advises Crompton to make an appointment

ZCR 25/10 Valuation: Inventory of goods in individual departments of the Whitehall Bleach Works(?). 1813(?)

ZCR 25/11 Account: General account of shares in the Bleach Works and contents of same. 1813(?)

ZCR 25/12 Valuation: Mr. Crooks for Samuel Crompton. 3 Jan. 1814. Valuation of contents and machinery of the Whitehall Bleach Works.

Aquisition of Letters from McConnel and Kennedy by Thomas Midgley, Bolton. (1920)

ZCR 26/1 Memorandum: Application to be made to University of Manchester. n.d.

ZCR 26/2 Letter: T. Midgley to G. W. Daniels. 5 Oct. 1920

ZCR 26/3 Letter: G. W. Daniels to T. Midgley. 6 Oct. 1920

ZCR 26/4 Letter: T. Midgley to the Vice-Chancellor, Manchester University. 7 Oct. 1920

ZCR 26/5 Letter: The Vice-Chancellor to T. Midgley. 28 Oct. 1920

ZCR 26/6 Letter: T. Midgley to N. Smith, Internal Registrar, Manchester University. 29 Oct. 1920

ZCR 26/7 Letter: T. Midgley to N. Smith. 1 Nov. 1920

ZCR 26/8 Letters: T. Midgley to G. W. Daniels. Crompton Letters now received. 5 Nov. 1920

ZCR 26/9 Letter: G. W. Daniels to T. Midgley. 10 Nov. 1920

ZCR 26/10 Letter: T. Midgley to McConnel & Co., Manchester. 18 Nov. 1920

ZCR 26/11 Letter: T. Midgley to Vice Chancellor, Manchester University. 26 Nov. 1920

ZCR 26/12 Letter: McConnel & Co., Manchester to T. Midgley. 1 Dec. 1920

ZCR 26/13 Letter: T. Midgley to McConnel & Co., Manchester. 2 Dec. 1920

General Correspondence & Papers (n.d.)

ZCR 27/1 Letter: M. Openshaw Bolton to T. Midgeley. 12 Nov. 1928Details concerning Samuel Entwistle, Crompton's god-son.

ZCR 27/2 Bill: F. M. Hodson, Manchester to George Crompton. 19 Feb. 1814Bill for chemicals

ZCR 27/3 Receipt: Richard Hilton to George Crompton. 29 Mar. 1814Half yearly rent and general purchases

ZCR 27/4 Bill: Trustees of the late Duke of Bridgewater to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 2 Apr. 1814Cost of ashes and cartage of same.

ZCR 27/5 Bill: Joseph Low, Edgeworth to Samuel Crompton. 22 Apr. 1814Paving stones for bleackworks.

ZCR 27/6 Bill: James Kirkman and Co., to Samuel Crompton (at Whitehall Bleach Works). 23 Apr. 1814For items purchased and repairs carried out.

ZCR 27/7 Bill: Trustees of the late Duke of Bridgewater to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 25 May. 1814Cost of ashes and cartage of same.

ZCR 27/8 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Junior, Bolton to his father in Milk Street, London. 30 May. 1814Details of confusion concerning solicitor's letters. George appears to have signed an "agreement" (although he denies this) and is now liable to be imprisoned.

ZCR 27/9 Letter: Samuel Crompton Junior to his father in London. 6 Jun. 1814Encloses a copy of Mr. Wyldes letter giving advice re. George's case.

ZCR 27/10 Advertisement: For "The British Atlas", by the Rev. Jos. Nightingale. 16 Jun. 1814One copy in English, one in French. Both with proof corrections for the printer.

ZCR 27/11 Account: Thomas Ainsworth to Samuel Crompton. 26 Oct. 1814Bank Statement with details of interest and payments to George Crompton.

ZCR 27/12 Bill: Thos. Greatback to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 15 Jul. 1814Boot and shoe purchases.

ZCR 27/13 Note: Weights of various persons, including Mr. Crompton. 22 Jul. 1814

ZCR 27/14 Notice: Lt. Col. Fletcher to the Bolton Local Militia  ZCR/27/14  12 Aug. 1814 Statements of thanks from the House of Lords and the House of Commons.

ZCR 27/15 Letter: George Crompton, London to James Crompton, Whitehall Works Darwen. 17 Aug. 1814Speaks of his travels and the advances of Continental Spinning industry. Hopes soon to be out of prison. Letter written in symbolic style.

ZCR 27/16 Account: Richard Wylde to Samuel Crompton. 1814 - 1815Statement.

ZCR 27/17 Bill: Richard Hitchin to Samuel Crompton. 10 Oct. 1814Tailoring account.

ZCR 27/18 Letter: I. Nightingale, London to George Crompton, Whitehall Works Darwen. 31 Oct. 1814General letter, George Crompton having recently left his friends in London.

General Correspondence & Papers (1814)

ZCR 28/1 Bill: Samuel Crompton with H. Crompton. 8 Dec. 1814. Various payments

ZCR 28/2 Account: Whitehouse Bleach Works. 1814 (?). Expenses of building Dryhouse and Bowk House.

ZCR 28/3 Letter: J. W. Harrison to Samuel Crompton and Co., Darwen. 1814 (?) Invoice of goods purchased and note arranging meeting with Crompton.

ZCR 28/4 Note: Details of depths of water in areas adjoining the factory. 1814 (?). (Bleach Works)

ZCR 28/5 Account: Buildings and repairs at Bleachworks. 1814 (?)

ZCR 28/6 Plan: Rough plan of Hollins Farm with surrounding acreage. 1814 (?)

ZCR 28/7 Letter: W. M. Jones, Chemist to (Whitehall Bleaching Works). 1814 (?). Recipes for: (a) "The Burning or Recovering of Ashes"(b) "French patent for Dressing Sizing"

ZCR 28/8 Account: Details of Stock held at Bleachworks. 1814 (?)

ZCR 28/9 Account: Building expenses for Whitehall Bleach Works. 1814 (?). Expenses in; Dryhouses, Bowkhouse and Spring Lodge.

ZCR 28/10 Letter: T. Ainsworth to Mr. George Crompton. 814 (?). Ainsworth asks Crompton to meet him at Turton.

ZCR 28/11 Bill: For bricks purchased. 1814 (?).

ZCR 28/12 Letter: Mary Harwood, Liverpool to Samuel Crompton. 1814 (?). Letter enclosing business cards (missing) concerning her school.

ZCR 28/13 Notes: Whitehall Bleach Works, Darwen. 1814 (?). (a) Dimensions of various buildings.(b) Sketch of Bowk house and Wash house.(c) Expenses 1814.

ZCR 28/14 Account: Samuel Crompton Junior in an account with Samuel Crompton Senior. 1814. Cash transaction for the year 1814

ZCR 28/15 Note: Whitehall Bleachworks. 1814 (?). Details of interest and capital.

ZCR 28/16 Recipe: W. H. Jones, Chemist to Whitehall Bleach Works. 1814 (?). For "Bleaching Liquer" and the process.

General Correspondence & Papers (1815)

ZCR 29/1Accounts: Stock and Interest. 1813 - 1816.

ZCR 29/2 Invitation: Bolton Church and King Club to Mr. George Crompton. 17 Feb. 1815The twenty-fifth anniversary of the club.

ZCR 29/3 Booklet: Rules of the Bolton Dispensary. 1814. Includes membership of the Crompton family also includes names of some of the patients.

ZCR 29/4 Letter: Rev. J. Nightingale, London, to George Crompton, Darwen. 24 Jun. 1815 See ZCR/27 No. 10 and 12. Details of Nightingale's law suit particular reference made to Mrs. M'Pherson and Mrs. Nightingale. Reference made to "Atlas"

ZCR 29/5 Accounts: Samuel Crompton with Thos. Ainsworth. 30 Jun. 1815. Monies lent (with interest shown) 1814 - 1815

ZCR 29/6 Statement: Samuel Crompton for the Whitehall Bleach Works. 1 Jul. 1815. Value of stock held.

ZCR 29/7 Account: Samuel Crompton with Richard Wylde. Jul. - Nov. 1815. General Statement.

ZCR 29/8 Account: Samuel Crompton with Richard Wylde. Aug. - Dec. 1815. General Statement.

ZCR 29/9 Account: Whitehall Bleach Works. Aug. 1815 - Aug. 1816Cash paid on House account for wages etc.

ZCR 29/10 Notebook: Samuel Crompton in Account with Richard Wylde. Jul. 1815. Crompton's personal notes of payments.

General Correspondence & Papers (1816)

ZCR 30/1 Account: Whitehall Bleach works. 1813 - 1816. Monthly House Account cash payments.

ZCR 30/2 Account: George and James Crompton in account with Messrs. Crompton. 22 Apr. 1816. Private purchases made through the firm.

ZCR 30/3 Report: Union Insurance Office, Norwich to its Members. 28 Jun. 1816. Details of general meeting, assets and payment for fire and life insurance.

ZCR 30/4 Account: Samuel Crompton in an account with Richard Wylde. Jul. 1816 - Jun. 1818. General Statement.

ZCR 30/5 Account: Mr. T. Greatbatch with Samuel Crompton. 1812 - 1818. To purchase of footware and other transactions.

General Correspondence & Papers (1817)

ZCR 31/1 Letter: George Lee, Manchester to Samuel Crompton. 24 Jan. 1817. Asks Crompton to weave special order of cotton for Shirting. Mentions "Some curious foreign weaving from Silesia".

ZCR 31/2 Letter: George Bibby, Chorley to Mr. Crompton. 26 Jan. 1817. Regarding death and funeral of Joseph Pimbley.

ZCR 31/3 Account: Samuel Crompton in an account with Richard Wylde. Jul. 1817 - May. 1819. General Statement.

ZCR 31/4 Account: Samuel Crompton in an account with Richard Wylde. Jul. 1817 - Aug. 1819. Later Statement of No. ZCR/31/3 above.

ZCR 31/5 Letter: Mrs. R. Wood, Manchester to her daughter at Blackburn. [n.d.]Concerning Hannah's illness.

ZCR 31/6 Table: A Perpetual Table for telling the days of the month and for Knowing the weather. Undated.

ZCR 31/7 Note: Samuel Crompton (?). Undated. Details of damage to road, misuse of water and other inconveniences caused by Mr. K. Smalley.

ZCR 31/8 Note: Typewritten reference to the factory run by Wylde & Crompton at Longworth. Re. BODMER File. n.d.

General Correspondence & Papers (1818)

ZCR 32/1 Receipt: George Crompton, Bolton. 7 Jan. 1818. Subscription paid for 1818 to the Commercial Travellers Society.

ZCR 32/2 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Over Darwen to Lord Stanley, London. 16 Feb. 1818. A request that the Mail Coach should pick up and set down mail at Over Darwen; Lord Stanley being the Local M.P.

ZCR 32/3 Letter: Lord Stanley, The Oaks, to Samuel Crompton, Over Darwen. 16 Mar. 1818. Passes on the information from the General Post Office that arrangements will be made as they request.

ZCR 32/4 Agreement: Between G. Crompton, J. Neville: J.G. Starkie and H. Dunderdale, Over Darwen. 16 Apr. 1818. Should any of these gentlemen marry, they will give a dinner for the others.

ZCR 32/5 Account: Samuel Crompton in an account with Richard Wylde. Sep. 1818.-Mar. 1819. General Statement.

ZCR 32/6 Account: Samuel Crompton in an account with Richard Wylde. Aug. 1818. - Mar. 1819. Similar to No. ZCR/32/3 Above.

ZCR 32/7 Account: Mr. T. Greatbatch to Mr. Samuel Crompton. Jul. 1815. - Nov. 1818. To purchase of shoes and repairs.

General Correspondence & Papers (1819)

ZCR 33/1 Letter: James Crompton, Panambuco to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 4 Apr. 1819. James relates his adventures at sea; the "Margaret" (his ship) has been damaged and others apparently lost at sea. Prisoners have been captured and sent ashore. Talks of uncomfortable weather.

ZCR 33/2 Account: Samuel Crompton with Richard Kitchen. 9 Jan. 1819. Debits and Credits.

ZCR 33/3 Account: John Horrocks with (Samuel Crompton). 19 Jan. 1819. Payments of necessary items for funeral of Mrs. Mary Green - coffin, sexton, solicitor's bills etc.

ZCR 33/4 Account: Samuel Crompton for the Whitehall Bleach Works. Feb. - Apr. 1819. Payments from investors (?) since deleted.

ZCR 33/5 Newspaper: "The London Gazette". 27 Feb. 1819. Includes; call for meeting of Scottish peers; names of present members of Parliament; general new items; names and details of bankrupt firms; prices of corn in various counties given and notice given that the Whitehall Bleach Works is to be dissolved by mutual consent.

ZCR 33/6 Agreement: Between Mr. James Winterbottom, Mr. Thomas Green and Richard Parkinson. 20 Mar. 1819. Conditions for production of cotton cloth "Bedquilt".

ZCR 33/7 Account: For Whitehall Bleach Works. 30 Apr. 1819. Payments for lime, coals, soft soap etc.

ZCR 33/8 Letter: W. Crompton to Samuel Crompton. 10 Jun. 1819. New has arrived from London to say that one of the lending houses "I. Seleg and Co." has gone bankrupt and that other banks are expected to experience the same. Points out the consequences for lenders and industry as a whole.

ZCR 33/9 Agreement: Benjamin and Richard Kirkham with Mr. Aspder. 22 Jun. 1819. For the production and transportation of stones to the Vale Rock Work. Prices fixed.

ZCR 33/10 Agreement: Charles Nuttall with (George Crompton). 25 Jun. 1819. For walling and building a Dryhouse. Description and dimensions given. Also for walling a building at Vale Rock Work, description and dimensions given.

ZCR 33/11Agreement: James Thomlinson with (George Crompton). 25 Jun. 1819. For building a Bowkhouse and Wash House at Vale Rock Work. Description and dimensions given.

ZCR 33/12 Agreement: ---- with Robert Crompton. 29 Jun. 1819. For 4 stone cisterns.

ZCR 33/13 Agreement: William Hind with. 2 Jul. 1819. For engine repairs and completion of engine installation at Works.

ZCR 33/14 Letter: J. Hayhurst, Blackburn to. 19 Jul. 1819. Counterpart Lease of Mill now complete (other part held by Carr and Hargreaves)

ZCR 33/15 List: George Crompton. 20 Jul. 1819. Specification for strengths of timber for Dryhouse at Hodelston, Over Darwen. Description and dimensions given.

ZCR 33/16 Note: Dr. Samuel Crompton. UNDATED. See ZCR/35 No. 5. Concerning the damage at the Whitehall Bleach Works.

General Correspondence & Papers (1819)

ZCR 34/1 Account: Samuel Crompton with Richard Wylde. Aug. - Sept. 1819Debits and Credits. Cheque on back.

ZCR 34/2 Bill: Richard Kitchen. 21 Aug. 1819For buttons, trimmings, linings etc.

ZCR 34/3 Letter: T. Lever, London, to George Crompton, Blackburn. 17 Sept. 1819. Concerns payment of bill.

ZCR 34/4 Account: Money paid on Vale Rock Work. Jun. - Oct. 1819. For work and repairs done, labour etc.

ZCR 34/5 Letter: George Simcock to Samuel Crompton. 3 Dec. 1819. Asks Crompton's advice concerning carting a table.

ZCR 34/6 Draft. Undated. Rough draft of notice for auction of Whitehall Bleach Works and adjoining property. Industrial fixtures, machinery etc. listed. Also details of dwelling house, stables etc. Provisional date of auction Nov. 10th 1819, at "The Bowling Green Inn" at Over Darwen.

ZCR 34/7 Note: Samuel Crompton. Undated. Details of sundry creditors, Whitehall Bleach Works.

ZCR 34/8 Diagrams: Whitehall Bleach Works (?). Undated.(a) Furnaces (b) Water Wheel.

ZCR 34/9 Account: Samuel Crompton. Undated. Details of Thomas Townleys Wages.

ZCR 34/10 Plan: Samuel Crompton for Thomas Spanding, Haslingdon. 1819 (?). Wood required for Dry House, Whitehall Works (?).

ZCR 34/11 Specification: Samuel Crompton (?). 1819 (?).Details of stones needed for the Dry House to be erected in the Croft Meadow, Hoddlesden.

ZCR 34/12 Estimate: Richard Pilkington to (Samuel) Crompton. 1819 (?) Estimate for the erection of the Dry House in Croft Meadow, Hoddlesden.

ZCR 34/13 Bill. Undated. Cement for steam pipes and boiler.

ZCR 34/14 Bill: James Aspen, Stockport to Messrs. Crompton (?). 18 Oct. 1826. Receipt for Shaftnecks and gearing.

ZCR 34/15 Bill: James Aspen, Stockport to Messrs. Crompton (?). 18 Oct. 1826. Receipt for Shaftnecks and gearing.

ZCR 34/16 Note: Two methods of Bleaching with the costs. n.d.

ZCR 34/17 Statement: Parish Tithe Committee, Blackburn to George Crompton, Over Darwen. 3 Jul. 1819. The Account of the Committee appointed for resisting the claim to Tithe in the Kind of Hay, in the Parish of Blackburn.

General Correspondence & Papers (1820)

ZCR 35/1 Form: Rate Collector of Over Darwen to George Crompton for Vale Rock Factory. 21 Nov. 1820 Rate demand for the re-building of Blackburn Parish Church.

ZCR 35/2 Form: as ZCR/35/1 above but revalued. 1820 (?)

ZCR35/3 Account: George Crompton, Blackburn in account with Messrs. Crompton. 23 Nov. 1820. Private purchases made through the firm.

ZCR 35/4 Bill: W. Bell to S. Crompton. 18 Apr. 1820. Bill for cloth.

ZCR 35/5 Account: Mr. Crompton. 30 Mar. 1820. Details of work done by James Harwood at Little Mill etc.

ZCR 35/6 Demand: Mr. Crompton from. Oct. 1820. Rent demand for Whitehall Bleach Works (?) includes Pw Rent and road upkeeper.

ZCR 35/7 Account: Messrs. Hargraves in Account with George Crompton. 12 May 1820. Erection of building at Hoddlesden Vale.

ZCR 35/8 Account: Samuel Crompton in Account with Richard Wylde. 1 Jul. 1820. Cash balance.

ZCR 35/9 Letter: John Dockray, Haslingden. 29 Jun. 1820. Details of damage and compensation for the Vale Rock Works. Messrs. Hargraves agreeing to pay George Crompton.

ZCR 35/10 Account: Whitehall Bleach Works. 30 Jun. 1820. 3 Sheets. Details of stock, cartage, expenses & wages etc.

ZCR 35/11 Account: Messrs. Hargraves to George Crompton. 2 Oct. 1820. Details of loan for the Bleach Works at Hoddlesden.

ZCR 35/12 Bill: (Hoddlesden Bleach Works). 1820 (?). Details of timber purchases.

ZCR 35/13 Plans: Oliver Hargraves for George Crompton. 1820 (?). 4 Plans. Diagrams and measurements of buildings at Hoddlesden Bleach Works.

ZCR 35/14 Pamphlet: J. Bramah & Sons, London to the Public. 1820 (?). Advertising their Steam Engines, Presses, Pumps etc.

General Correspondence & Papers (1821)

ZCR 36/1 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Bolton from James Crompton, Over Darwen. 5 Feb. 1821. Request ng his father to send materials to keep the weavers busy.

ZCR 36/2 Letter: "Constancy" (George Crompton), to Miss. S. Lancaster Chapel St. Blackburn. 14 Feb. 1821Poem and letter fro Valentine's Day.

ZCR 36/3 Letter: James Holden township office Over Darwen to George Crompton Hoddlesden Vale. 31 Mar. 1821Dates of attendance for the Vestry of Over Darwen.

ZCR 36/4 Form: Rate Collector of Over Darwen to George Crompton for Vale Rock Factory. 16 Apr. 1821. Rate demand for the re-building of Blackburn Parish Church.

ZCR 36/5 Bill: T. Rogerson, Blackburn to James Crompton, Hollin. 18 Apr. 1821. Printing Account.

ZCR 36/6 Letter: Bolton Local Militia to Captain George Crompton. 3 Jul. 1821. Meeting to discuss Coronation; also to discuss Uniforms etc.

ZCR 36/7 Bill: J. Ashburner to Miss S. Lancaster, Blackburn. 5 Jul. 1821. Purchase of Stockings.

ZCR 36/8 Letter: Adjutant, Bolton Local Militia to Captain George Crompton. 9 Jul. 1821. Details of Uniform to be worn for the Coronation of King George IV.

ZCR 36/9 Letter: George Crompton, Blackburn to Sarah Lancaster, Preston. 11 Jul. 1821. Suggests they pledge their vows at Bolton Parish Church on Coronation Day. Mentions procession and ball.

ZCR 36/10 Account: Samuel Crompton to John Miller & Co. 23 May 1821. Details of losses to the Bleach Works caused by Miller's Colliery spoiling water.

ZCR 36/11 Bill: C. Wilard to Mr. Lancaster. 25 Oct. 1821. Purchase of glasses.

ZCR 36/12 Bill: J. Dugdale Lower House to G. Crompton. 5 Nov. 1821. Purchases for the Bleach Works.

ZCR 36/13 Notice: Details of the Visiting Ministers belonging to the New Church. Oct. 1820. - Jan. 1821Names and dates given.

ZCR 36/14 Statement: John Lancaster, Defendant, at the court of Chancery. Plaintiff's being George Crompton and Sarah Nancy Lancaster Crompton (HIS daughter). 3 Jun. 1823. Law suit over Wensly Fold Estate and payments made to Sarah Crompton née Lancaster.

ZCR 36/15 Statement: Samuel Crompton in Account with Richard Wylde. 31 Dec. 1821. General details

ZCR 36/16 Poem: Samuel Crompton. c 1891Upon the joys of a hermit life.

General Correspondence & Papers (1822)

ZCR 37/1 Receipt: John Tindale to Mr. Crompton. 1 Feb. 1822. For £15 interest on £300 from the executors of the late John Varey.

ZCR 37/2 Cheque: To Henry Morris. 10 June 1822Value of £50.

ZCR 37/3 Accounts: S. Crompton. Mar. - Apr. 1822For monies paid to various persons.

ZCR 37/4 Cheque: To Thomas Walker. 4 Apr. 1822Value: £23 - 18s - 6d.

ZCR 37/5 Letter: T. Ainsworth, Gilnow to George Crompton, Blackburn. 6 Apr. 1822Asks Crompton's advice on the mixing and use of alkaline in the bleaching processes. Talks of growing foreign competition and problems of water supplies. Tells of firms being forced to close.

ZCR 37/6 Bill: Dr. Chew to Mr. Crompton. 1822£3- 16s - 0d. to be paid for delivery of medicines from May to June 1822.

ZCR 37/7 Note: To W. Crompton. 1822. Inscription for headstone of the late Sarah Crompton.

ZCR 37/8 Bill: J. L. Fish to Mr. George Crompton. 8 June 1822. For brass plate and engraving.

ZCR 37/9 Bill: Jas. Holt to Mr. Crompton. 17 June 1822. For coffin and its lining.

ZCR 37/10 Bill: J. Chew, Blackburn to George Crompton. 8 June 1822. Purchase of port and sherry.

ZCR 37/11 Bill: Illegible. 17 June 1822.

ZCR 37/12 Note: Position of grave of Mrs. Crompton. 9 June 1822.

ZCR 37/13 Account: For funeral of Mrs. Sarah Crompton. 9 June 1822. Gravestone, beir, tolling etc.

ZCR 37/14 Bill: E. Crofts, Blackburn to Mr. Crompton. 10 June 1822. For furnishing of funeral; hats, gloves, cleaks etc.

ZCR 37/15 Bill: M. Aldinson (?) to Mr. Crompton. 14 June. 1822. For funeral "biskets."

ZCR 37/16 Bill: B. Williams to Mr. Crompton. 17 June 1822.

ZCR 37/17 Bill: T. Dutton and Son, Blackburn to Mr. Crampton. 19 June 1822. Purchase of alcohol.

ZCR 37/18 Bill: William Lunning (?) to Mr. Crompton. 12 June 1822. For milk and butter bought between April and June 1822.

General Correspondence & Papers (1822)

ZCR 38/1 Receipt: Commercial Travellers Society to Mr. George Crompton. 24 June. 1822. For payment of One Guinea Subscription fee.

ZCR 38/2 Letter: John Corry, Macclesfield, to George Crompton, Blackburn. 28 June. 1822. Asks Crompton to forward money owed for the "History of Lancashire (No. 2)" as promised.

ZCR 38/3 Letter: Bette Dawson to George Crompton. 8 Jul. 1822. George's brother John's wife has lost her child and is prepared to nurse his (George's) own baby if acceptable.

ZCR 38/4 List. 25 Jul. 1822Items of clothing and linen. Note attached to the effect that Sarah Nancy Lancaster Crompton (George's daughter) is to travel with the said items to be nursed by John Kenyon's daughter (ie brother John's wife).

ZCR 38/5 Letter: T. Ainsworth, Tinton to George Crompton, Blackburn. 5 Aug. 1822. Asks Crompton to send Mr. Butterworth over to discuss terms of employment. Invites George to Tinton.

ZCR 38/6 Letter: John Woodhouse to George Crompton, Blackburn. 10 Aug. 1822. Urges Crompton to pay the monies owing to Mr. James askew " in order that no legal proceedings may be instituted."

ZCR 38/7 Bill: William Mather to Samuel Crompton. 1 Nov. 1822. For services carried out -"instructions for award", "abitrators charges", (possibly re. dissolution of Bleach Works?).

ZCR 38/8 Documents: Made up by Abraham Entwistle and Thomas Thorpe. 1 Nov. 1822. (?)The two men have taken an action in the Court of Common Pleas at Lancaster against Samuel Crompton for "certain wages and other claims." Gives details of payments demanded by arbitrator.

ZCR 38/9 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Bolton to Richard Hilton, Over Darwen. 11 Nov. 1822. Asks that the "valuer", Mr. Lackinson, be ready to meet a Mr. Stephenson concerning valuation at Bleachworks.

ZCR 38/10 Letters: (Samuel Crompton) to Mr. Hilton. 12 Nov. 1822. 2 letters, (a) Rough draft.(b) Final copy (though not sent)Asks for Hilton's advice of the "proper arrangements" re. arbitrator.

ZCR 38/11 Letters: R.Hilton to Samuel Crompton. 14 Nov. 1822. Tells Crompton to let Messrs. Neville and Eccles deal with the business. Reply from Crompton on reverse-questions Hilton's advice and asks for details of what he is to do or say on the matter (reply not sept).

ZCR 38/12 Letter: Thos. Jardine to Messrs. Neville and Eccles, Solicitors, Blackburn. 16 Nov. 1822. Crompton is agreeable to Mr. Hilton having the utensils etc. from the Bleach Works, Over Darwen. Apparently a private sale.

ZCR 38/13 Letter: Robert Kay, Bolton to George Crompton, Blackburn. 4 Dec. 1822. re. visit by D. Lancaster to Kay's office

ZCR 38/14 Letter: Robert Kay, Bolton to George Crompton, Blackburn. 6 Dec. 1822. D. Lancaster has suggested another arbitration. Kay to meet Crompton to discuss their course of action.

ZCR 38/15 Valuation: Executors of Mr. Samuel Crompton to I. Stephenson. Nov. - Dec. 1822. Compares valuations of various items of Whitehall Bleach Works made by Messrs. Crooks with others. Given detailed account of sale.

ZCR 38/16 Account: Credit and Debits for cash payments for food and to individuals. 1822 (?)

ZCR 38/17 Bill: Messrs. Bamker (?) to Messrs. Crompton. 17 June 1822For soap, salt, butter etc.

General Correspondence & Papers (1822)

ZCR 39/1 Account: Samuel Crompton Snr. with Richard Wylde. Jul. 1819 - Jan. 1823Debits and Credits of cash and bills paid; various items (wood, shirting) purchased.

ZCR 39/2 Letter: J. Crompton, Darwen to George Crompton, Blackburn. n.d. Asks George to call to see letter from Mr. Miller (?) and also to call on William Percy in Blackburn.

ZCR 39/3 Invitation: Col. Fletcher to Captain Crompton. 20 Jan. 1823. Invitation to supper at the Three Arrows.

ZCR 39/4 Account: The Executors of the late Mr. John Varey Mortgagees of Mr. Samuel Crompton. n.d. Account from Tindall and Varey, solicitors concerning a loan of £300.

ZCR 39/5 Bill: Richard Kitchen to Samuel Crompton. 8 May 1823. Tailor's bill.

ZCR 39/6 Bill: Peter Little to (George) Crompton. May 182. Purchase of shoes.

ZCR 39/7 Invitation: Bolton Local Militia to Captain George Crompton. 26 May 1823. To the Annual Regimental Dinner.

ZCR 39/8 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Douglas to. 16 Jul. 1823. Gives details of his poor health.

ZCR 39/9 Letter: J. Turner, Blackburn to Mr. Crompton. 19 Jul. 1823. Concerning deliveries of ale and non-payment of wages.

ZCR 39/10 Bill: Peter Little, Blackburn to Mr. Crompton. June - Oct. 1823. Sale and repair of shoes.

ZCR 39/11 Bill: H. Stanley and Co., Blackburn to George Crompton, Darwen. 5 Aug. 1823. Purchase of rum and gin.

ZCR 39/12 Letter: Robert Kay, Lancaster to Mr. Edleston, Blackburn. 19 Aug. 1823. Result of the law-suit concerning Wensley Fold Estate. Information to be passed on to George Crompton.

ZCR 39/13 Order: Thos. Turner, Blackburn to Mr. George Crompton. 30 Sep. 1823. Concerning Bowkings and finished materials.

General Correspondence & Papers (1823)

ZCR 40/1 Letter: George Crompton, Hollins, Darwen to Mr. J. Wood of Eastwood. 19 Sept. 1823. About Crompton's lost top coat.

ZCR 40/2 Letter: James Crompton, Lancaster Castle to George Crompton, Lower Darwen. 1 Oct. 1823. Details of his case and people in prison.

ZCR 40/3 Letter: James Crompton, Lancaster Castle to George Crompton, Lower Darwen. 8 Nov. 1823. James is very concerned at having had no news of Amelia and the children.

ZCR 40/4 Letter: James Crompton, Lancaster Castle to George Crompton, Lower Darwen. 22 Nov. 1823. James has been ill and his case comes up on 3 Dec. Still worried because his wife has not written to him.

ZCR 40/5 Letter: James Crompton to George Crompton. 11 Dec. 1823. James's case has been heard and he expects it to have cost about £9 to be freed. Still worried about his wife and family.

ZCR 40/6 Bill: Mr. Bell, Blackburn to Mr. Crompton. 22 Oct. 1823. Bill for trousers.

ZCR 40/7 Account: Messrs. Crompton, Whitehall Bleach Works (?). 16 Sept. 1823. Details of payments made.

General Correspondence & Papers (1824)

ZCR 41/1 letter: Miss Wood to Mr. Crompton. 5 Feb. 1824. Concerns the laundering of shirts.

ZCR 41/2 Bill: Miss Wartson, Blackburn to George Crompton. 5 Feb. 1824. Purchases.

ZCR 41/3 Bill: James Houlker, Preston to Mr. Crompton. 9 Feb. 1824. Bill for candlesticks.

ZCR 41/4 Letter: R. Edleston, Blackburn to George Crompton, Darwen. 12 Feb. 1824. RE. Wensley Fold Estate: Crompton is asked to meet Mrs. Lund and Foster.

ZCR 41/5 Bill: James Houlker, Blackburn to George Crompton, Darwen. 10 Apr. 1824. Bill for Brass Fender and fire irons.

ZCR 41/6 Letter: James Crompton, Burnscale Hall to George Crompton, Darwen. 17 Apr. 1824. Makes an appointment for them to meet later in the week.

ZCR 41/7 Letter: Thomas Ainsworth to George Crompton, Darwen. 23 Apr. 1824. Asks him to come and discuss the new works.

ZCR 41/8 Letter: Betty Barough, Blackburn to George Crompton, Darwen. 14 Apr. 1824. Doctor Lancaster is getting the evidence that Crompton requires.

ZCR 41/9 Letter: John Bardsley, Queens Arms, to George Crompton, Darwen. 26 Apr. 1824. Asks Crompton to come and discuss business with him.

ZCR 41/10 Letter: R. Edleston, Blackburn to George Crompton, Darwen. 29 Apr. 1824. It is about the purchase of land from Wensley Fold Estate by a Mr. Bailey.

ZCR 41/11 Letter: J. Leach, Hyde to George Crompton. 1 May 1824. Asks Crompton to speak to Mr. Rogers on his behalf concerning money owed.

ZCR 41/12 Letter: G. W. Bradshaw, Blackburn to James Crompton. 2 May 1824. Reminding him of money owed to Mr. Aspen whilst Crompton was in Lancaster Castle.

ZCR 41/13 Letter: J. Turner, Blackburn to George Crompton, Hollins Bleach Works. 3 May 1824. Instructions for the bleaching of Power Loom Cambrics.

ZCR 41/14 Account: Samuel Crompton. May 1824. - May 1825. Details of taxes, rent & other payments.

ZCR 41/15 Letter: James Crompton, Burnscale Hall to George Crompton, Darwen. 31 May 1824. Asks for advice as Mr. Haigh has not paid his wages.

ZCR 41/16 Letter: John Bardsley, Bolton to George Crompton, Darwen. 31 May 1824. Details of how his affairs have progressed.

ZCR 41/17 Letter: W. Hargraves, Blackburn to George Crompton, Darwen. 1 July 1824Asks Crompton to commence an "Ejectment Order" against Richard Townley.

ZCR 41/18 List: Details of women's clothes. Undated.

ZCR 41/19 Letter: James Crompton, Brinscale Hall to George Crompton, Darwen. 8 April 1824. James asks for the price of Vitriol and where George purchases it.

General Correspondence & Papers (1824)

ZCR 42/1 Letter: James Crompton, Burnscale Hall to George Crompton, Darwen 1 Aug. 1824 Gives details of Steam Puffers used for Bowking and says they produce better work.

ZCR 42/2 Letter: James Crompton, Burnscale Hall to George Crompton, Darwen . 23 Aug. 1824. He asks how the legal affairs are going with Dr. Lancaster.

ZCR42/3 Letter: Thomas Ainsworth Preston, to George Crompton, Darwen. 24 Aug. 1824. He asks Crompton to come and see him at Turton.

ZCR42/4 Letter: James Crompton, Hyde to George Crompton, Darwen. 6 Dec. 1824. Says he might be able to find John Bardsley a position in a Mill. Asks George to come over for Christmas.

ZCR 42/5 Letter: James Crompton, Stockport to George Crompton, Darwen. 9 Dec. 1824. Gives details of the delay in collecting the Accounts; Mr. Grundy makes excuses.

ZCR 42/6 List: Samuel Crompton. 1780 - 1812List of letters and copies.

ZCR 42/7 List: Samuel Crompton. 1807 - 1811List of letters.

ZCR 42/8 List: List of groceries. Undated.

General Correspondence & Papers (1825)

ZCR 43/1 Letter: T. Ainsworth, Turton, to George Crompton, Darwen. 3 Jun. 1825. Invitation to dine at Turton.

ZCR 43/2 Letter: J. Brown to Messrs. Hick Rothwell. 7 May 1825. Brown asks for Hick and Rothwell's support in a re-application of remuneration from Parliament for Crompton's invention.

ZCR 43/3 Petition: Samuel Crompton, Bolton-le-Moors to the House of Commons. 1825, 1826. (a) Crompton presents his second petition for remuneration and again stresses the debt owed by his country for his invention. 6 Feb. 1826.(b) Engineers, Spinners and Manufacturers of Bolton give their total support for Crompton's claim for further remunerations.(Photo-copy. Egerton M/S 2409) 29 May 1825.

ZCR 43/4 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Harrogate to Bette Dawson (his daughter) and family. 7 Jun. 1825. Journey South uncomfortable (coaches full of Manchester race-goers). Crompton asks for money to be sent to him so that he may take "the waters" to improve his failing health.

ZCR 43/5 Letter: Bette Dawson, Bolton to her father in Harrogate. 9 Jun. 1825. Sends him a sovereign under the seal and tells him not to return until his heath improves. Letter on reverse from John Dawson, says he was offered the editorship of "The Bolton Chronicle", also, a portrait of Crompton is being engraved in London and copies will be sold - the proceeds to go to Crompton.

ZCR 43/6 Letter: Mr. J. Taylor, Bolton to Samuel Crompton, Harrogate. 13 Jun. 1825. Encloses banknotes for £10.

ZCR 43/7 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Harrogate to his daughter Bette. 18 June 1825Says he will return to Bolton if Mr. Greatbatch does not pay his rent. See also Nos. ZCR/43/4 and ZCR/43/5 above.

ZCR 43/8 Letter: James Brown, London to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 9 July 1825Brown has been to Parliament but few Members were present so he will not risk the Petition this session. He is getting support from engineers and manufacturers in London.

ZCR 43/9 Bill: Joseph Penn, Crown Inn, Liverpool. 29 July 1825. Hotel expenses.

ZCR 43/10 Letter: William Crompton, Oldham to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 13 Nov. 1825. Concerns a silver cup in pledge. Letter from Bette to William on same paper saying the cup has now been redeemed.

ZCR 43/11 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Bolton to Misses Hawkes, Pilkington. 16 Nov. 1825. Crompton will send "Wringers" to Miss. Hawkes if desired. Price given according to breadth of same. (One rough draft and letter).

ZCR 43/12 Letter: Miss Hawkes, Stand in Pilkington to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 21 Nov. 1825. Places order for "Wringer" and asks that instructions for its use to be given upon delivery.

ZCR 43/13 Bill: Mr. Brearley, Bolton, to Mr. Crompton. 3 Dec. 1825. For Casters (?), stays etc.

ZCR 43/14 Bill: Mr. Brearley to Mr. Crompton. 10 Dec. 1825. For small iron, framing (?) etc.

ZCR 43/15 Minutes: Of an interview with Lord Bexley and Mr. Brown in Great George Street. 27 Dec. 1825. Crompton's case for possible further remuneration is put before Lord Bexley. Questions and answers given as to; value of the mule to the country; confusion and delay on Percival's death; and so on. Brown (acting for Crompton) concludes that he is "much pleased with Lord Bexley".

ZCR 43/16 Map: Plan of lands at Wensley Fold, Blackburn. 1825. Names of landowners given, fields named, some property shown, River Blackwater etc. Drawn by J. Gillies, Blackburn

ZCR 43/17 Letter: T. Ainsworth, Turton, To Geo. Crompton. 22nd April 1825. Invitation to stay a night of two at Turton. To discuss a filter plan.

General Correspondence & Papers (1826)

ZCR 44/1 Bill: J. & J. Briarley to Mr. Crompton. 27 Jan. 1826. For purchase of castings.

ZCR 44/2 Bill: Thos. Rothwell to Mr. Samuel Crompton. 30 Jan. 1826. Purchase of small castings.

ZCR 44/3 Memorial: John Brown (on behalf of Samuel Crompton) to the Right Honourable Lord Liverpool, Mr. Peel, Mr. Huskisson and Mr. Robinson. 10 Feb. 1826. Asks the members of the House to review and present to Parliament Crompton's case re. a further remuneration for the invention of the "Mule". Facts and documents supporting the petition enclosed and sent to the above named gentlemen.

ZCR 44/4 Letter: From J. Brown, Board of Trade Office to George Crompton (For his father) sent via Betty Dawson. 7 Jul. 1826. Brown feels Lord Stanley and Mr. Blackburn are to approach Mr. Huskinson about the petition. (He has "promised to do his best"). Brown appears quietly confident about the business.

ZCR 44/5 Letter: Mr. J. Brown to Mr. George Crompton, Blackburn. 9 Mar. 1826. Brown is to have an interview with the President of the Board of Trade re. Crompton's petition. He expresses his hopes for Success and reveals that he (Brown) feels that Robert Peel was the person "who caused directly or indirectly, the sum of £5,000 to be alloted" (to George's father).

ZCR 44/6 Letter: George Crompton, Darwen to J. Brown, London. 13 Mar. 1826. He recounts the distressing conditions of the people in Lancashire in 1812. Mentions his father's distrust of "visitors" to the house.

ZCR 44/7 Letter: Bette Dawson, Bolton to George Crompton, Darwen. 13 Mar. 1826. Bette asks George for financial help and says that Samuel Crompton is very little better.

ZCR 44/8 Letter: J. Brown, London to George Crompton, Darwen. 17 Mar. 1826. Speaks of the King being taken seriously ill and that Lord Bexley - Samuel Crompton's Friend - collapsed in the House of Lords.

ZCR 44/9 Letter: J. Brown, London to George Crompton, Darwen. 22 Mar 1826. Urges a reconciliation between George and Samuel Crompton Snr. suggests Mr. Thomas Chapman to act as mediator.

ZCR 44/10 Letter: James Crompton, Hyde to George Crompton, Darwen. 5 Apr. 1826. Asks George who Mr. John Brown is and what is known of him. Mentions the poor state of trade and says that his mill is working only 3 days per week.

ZCR 44/11 Letter: George Crompton, Darwen to James Crompton, Hyde. 10 Apr. 1826. George says that little is known of Mr. Brown, except that he has at one time the Editor of the Bolton Express. Mr. Taylor however, does not have a high opinion of him but Bette Dawson does.

ZCR 44/12 Letter: James Crompton, Hyde to George Crompton, Darwen. 13 Apr. 1826. Says that he will visit Samuel Crompton Snr. but does not want to get his "feelings much hurt."

ZCR 44/13 Letter: J. Brown, London to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 22 Apr. 1826. Brown suggests that Sir Robert Peel is Crompton's "Secret Foe" where previously he was considered Crompton's ally. Tells of another invention "The Wringer" made by Crompton.

ZCR 44/14 Bill: J. & J. Briarley to Mr. Crompton. 5 May 18262. Bills + ONE (THREE BILLS IN ALL) For "frames".

ZCR 44/15 Letter: J. Taylor, Bolton to George Crompton, Darwen. 15 Jul. 1826 Taylor says that Samuel Crompton Snr. has not given consent to J. Brown for a second petition. Bette Dawson asks for advice on the matter.

ZCR 44/16 Letter; R. Edleston, Blackburn to George Crompton, Darwen. 29 Jul. 1826. Concerns George's daughter, Sarah Crompton.

ZCR 44/17 Letter: James Crompton, Hyde to George Crompton, Darwen. 10 Aug. 1826. Comments on the death of Dr. Lancaster. Mentions poor trade and that many people are leaving Hyde for America and says that this will not do the future of British trade any good.

ZCR 44/18 Bills: Rothwell, Hick and Rothwell, Union Foundry, Bolton to Samuel Crompton. Aug. - Sep. 1826. 4 Bills. Purchase of metal castings.

ZCR 44/19 Invoice: Rothwell, Hick and Rothwell, Union Foundry, Bolton to Samuel Crompton. Sep. 1826. Purchase of metal castings.

ZCR 44/20 Letter; J. Taylor, Bolton to 29 Sep. 1825 Re. meeting at the "Commercial Inn" to discuss annuity for Samuel Crompton

ZCR 44/21 Letter: J. Taylor, Bolton to 25 Oct. 1825. Refers to meeting on 5th October and says that £63-15s-0d per annum will be paid to Samuel Crompton

ZCR 44/22 Note: By J. Brown concerning affairs in Russia, Turkey and the Far East. 1826.

ZCR 44/23 Petition: Samuel Crompton, Bolton to the Members of the House of Commons. 4 Feb. 1826. Petition and memorial drawn up by John Brown. This copy sent by Brown to Crompton. Second petition stressing the country's debt to the invention called "The Mule".

General Correspondence & Papers (1827)

ZCR 45/1 Letter: Wm. Crompton, Oldham to James Taylor, Bolton. 1 Apr. 1827. Concerns purchases made for the Darwen Bleachworks from James Barrat; Crompton says the account has been paid, but the sale book has been mislaid. William wife is ill and has had a lump removed from her breast. (she died in 1830)

ZCR 45/2 Bill: Thomas Jardine, Lancaster (?) to Samuel Crompton, Bolton. 18 Apr. 1827. For legal services given concerning the case against Abraham Entwistle and Thomas Thorpe in 1822.

ZCR 45/3 Certificate: The United Grand Lodge of Freemasons of England to George Crompton. 25 May 1827. Admitting him as a member of the Lodge of Harmony & Industry, No. 804: Over Darwen.

ZCR 45/4 Notes: Proposed epitaphs (?) for the gravestone of Samuel Crompton, each emphasises the invention of the "Mule". n.d.

ZCR 45/5 Bill: John Green, Undertaker, Bolton to Mr. (G) Crompton. 11 Jul 1827. Costs of Coffin, Clothing etc.

ZCR 45/6 Bill: M. Lunt, Bolton to Executors of the late Samuel Crompton. 27 Jun. 1827. Tailors bill concerning funeral.

ZCR 45/7 Bill: William Tickle, Grocer, Bolton to Mr. (G) Crompton. 28 June 1827. Groceries (for funeral refreshments).

ZCR 45/8 Bill: Thomas Greatbatch to Mr. (G) Crompton. 28 June 1827. Bill for shoes & mittens etc. (Funeral).

ZCR 45/9 Bill: John Taylor, Bolton to Mr. (G) Crompton. 29 June 1827. Purchases of Beer. (Funeral).

ZCR 45/10 Bill: E. Jones, Bolton to Mr. (G) Crompton. 29 June 1827. For suit of clothes. (Funeral).

ZCR 45/11 Letter: Edward Bolling, Bolton to George Crompton, Bolton. 29 June 1827. Condolences and apologises that he will be unable to attend the funeral.

ZCR 45/12 Bill: William Naisby, Bolton to Mr. George Crompton. 27 June 1827. Tailors bill (Funeral)

ZCR 45/13 Bill: Thomas Blundell, Bolton to Mr. (G) Crompton. 11 July 1827. For black cloak & trimmings (Funeral)

ZCR 45/14 Bill: For rum, pipes, bonnett etc. 1827.

ZCR 45/15 Bill: For cheese, ginger etc. 1827.

ZCR 45/16 Bill: Luke Norris to Mr. Samuel Crompton. 12 Nov. 1827. For balance of rent due and in arrears to May 1826 plus ½ (?) years rent.

ZCR 45/17 Valuation: Of furniture or the late Samuel Crompton, King Street, Bolton. 1827Chairs, table, tools etc. found in; Living room; kitchen, pantry, garret and cellar.

ZCR 45/18 Probate: Of the Will of Samuel Crompton. 1 Jan. 1834. Names George and John Crompton as executors. Monies remaining after settling debts to be divided equally amongst Samuel's six children. "Sworn under four hundred and fifty pounds".

General Correspondence & Papers (1827)

ZCR 46/1 Letter: Thos. Cropp Chronicle Office, Bolton to Mr. (G.) Crompton via Mr. Greatback. 6 Aug 1827. Cropp wishes to write a short life of Samuel Crompton senior and asks for documents and assistance. Pencilled notes on letter give details of Crompton's relatives.

ZCR 46/2 Letter: James Crompton, Hyde to George Crompton, Darwen. 19 Aug 1827. Mr. Kennedy wishes to write a biography of Samuel Crompton and asks that the family pedigree should be sent to him.

ZCR 46/3 Letter: George Crompton, Darwen to James Crompton, Hyde. 5 Sep 1827. Gives details of the Holt & Crompton family pedigrees.

ZCR 46/4 Extract: Town Clerks Department, Bolton. 18 Dec 1930. Details of grave of Samuel Crompton, Inventor of the "Mule", The other Cromptons mentioned do not appear to be relation of Samuel Crompton.

ZCR 46/5 Account: Statement of the Provincial Grand Lodge (Freemasons). Sep 1827. - Oct 1828.

ZCR 46/6 Letter: Betty Dawson, Bolton to George Crompton, Darwen. 31 Oct 1827. Asks for recompense for nursing their father, Samuel Crompton; says that William Crompton is in agreement with her.

ZCR 46/7 Letter: James Crompton, Hyde to George Crompton, Darwen. 5 Nov 1827. Asks George for the agreement between Mr. Little and Mr. Hindle regarding extraction of coal through a joint shaft.

ZCR 46/8 Note: Instructions on a parcel which was to be forwarded to James Crompton (at Hyde). 1827

ZCR 46/9 Account: J. Horton to Mr. (G.) Crompton. 1827For the sale of the late Samuel Crompton's property.

ZCR 46/10 Memorandum: Samuel Crompton. Undated. Inventory of furniture left at King Street when he removed to Darwen - Tools, furniture and household effects.

ZCR 46/11 Draft: Rough copy of the last Will and Testament of Samuel Crompton Snr. Undated

General Correspondence & Papers (1828)

ZCR 47/1 Letter: Tindall and Varey, King Street, Manchester to George Crompton, Over Darwen. 5 Jan 1828. Demand for interest due on mortgage of house at Over Darwen.

ZCR 47/2 Letter: William Crompton, Oldham to George Crompton, Over Darwen. 27 Jan 1828. Concerning the sale of the late Samuel Crompton's property.

ZCR 47/3 Bill: Hargreaves and Hutchinsons to Mr George Crompton. 1 Feb 1828. For gravestone.

ZCR 47/4 Letter: Tindall and Varey, Manchester to George Crompton, Darwen. 12 Feb 1828. Tindall has arranged for the monies paid on the house at Over Darwen to be paid into his own office.

ZCR 47/5 Letter: James Crompton, Hyde to George Crompton, Over Darwen. 16 Feb 1828. Again asks for details regarding the agreement between George Little and Messrs. Heap and Hindle.

ZCR 47/6 Letter: W. Hilton, Blackburn to George Crompton, Darwen. 19 Feb 1828. Asks George to meet Mr. Brackenbury of Blackburn on the following Friday.

ZCR 47/7 Invitation: Mrs Simpson, Spring Gardens, Blackburn to Mr Crompton. 18 Mar 1828. Invitation to a Ball.

ZCR 47/8 Letter: William Crompton, Oldham to George Crompton, Darwen. 2 Apr 1828. Concerns the late Samuel Crompton's gravestone and epitaph.

ZCR 47/9 Letter: Thos. Graham (Insurance Agent), Blackburn to George Crompton, Darwen. 14 May 1828. Asks Crompton for details of Mr. John Eccles.

ZCR 47/10 Letter: George Crompton to Mrs. Simpson. 20 Jul 1828. Saying he intends to have his daughter, Sarah Nancy, to stay for a few weeks; also speaks of finding her future "situation".

ZCR 47/11 Letter: George Crompton, Hollin Croft Bleachworks, to Mr Cropp, Manchester. 24 Sep 1828. Completion of Cropp's order. Pencilled list of names on letter.

ZCR 47/12 Statement: John Midgley, Treasurer. 24 Sep 1829. Accounts of Freemasons, Eastern Division of Lancaster.

ZCR 47/13 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Hyde to his uncle George Crompton, Darwen. 17 Oct 1828. Gives details of cloth produced by American power - looms. Also speaks of his education.

ZCR 47/14 Letter: Bette Dawwon, Bolton to George Crompton, Darwen. 8 Nov 1828Says that her husband and two sons are very ill and asks George for help. The letter has a post-script by John Hamer (Overseer) verifying the facts.

General Correspondence & Papers (1829)

ZCR 48/1 Invitation: Mr. Craigie, Fearnhurst to Mr. George Crompton, Darwen. 13 Jan. 1829. Invitation to join "a Selected Few" at a bachelor's party.

ZCR 48/2 Bill: Moore and Tomlinson, Blackburn to Mrs. Simpson. 13 May 1829. Clothes for Sarah Nancy Crompton.

ZCR 48/3 Bill: J. Proudlove, Blackburn to Mrs. Simpson .25 May 1829. Pair of shoes for Sarah Nancy Crompton.

ZCR 48/4 Bill: Thomas Brennan, Blackburn to Mrs. Simpson. 24 June 1829. Gloves, stockings etc. for Sarah Nancy Crompton.

ZCR 48/5 Bill: J. Proudlove, Blackburn to Mrs. Simpson. 11 July 1829. Pairs of shoes for Sarah Nancy Crompton.

ZCR 48/6 Bill: E. Speakman to Mrs. Simpson. 19 July 1829. Pinafore, stockings and tippet etc. for Sarah Nancy Crompton.

ZCR 48/7 Letter: Edward Harper, London to George Crompton, Lodge No. 804 Over Darwen. 24 Aug. 1829Details of Freemasons fees and certificates.

ZCR 48/8 List: Subscription List of the Masonic Institution, Donations to the Orphanage. 1829

ZCR 48/9 Picture: Engraving of Hall-ith-Wood by T. Dixon. 1829

ZCR 48/10 Note: Unfinished notes on Samuel Crompton's life and invention. (1829)

ZCR 48/11 List: The Lodge of Harmony and Industry No. 804 at Over Darwen. (1829) Rules for the conduct of Lodge Meetings.

ZCR 48/12 Minutes: Of a Committee Meeting. July 1830. Details of a Solemn procession organized by Mr (G.) Crompton at Over Darwen on the death of King George IV.

ZCR 48/13 Invitation: P & J Craig to Geo. Crompton. c.1829. Invitation to Evening entertainment.

General Correspondence & Papers (1830)

ZCR 49/1 Letter: William Crompton, Oldham to George Crompton, Over Darwen. 17 Jan. 1830. Details of Williams's wife's funeral.

ZCR 49/2 Letter: James Crompton, Spring Bank, Stockport to George Crompton. 12. Jun. 1830. Details of Mr. Samuel Hale's Machine for Singeing by Gas.

ZCR 49/3 Letter: James Crompton, Spring Bank, Stockport to George Crompton, Darwen. 21. Jun. 1830. Letter of introduction for Mr. Butler to Geroge Crompton concerning the Singeing Machine.

ZCR 49/4 Agreement: George Crompton and Mr. Eccles Horrock. 1 Jul. 1830. See also ZCR/47 No. 4For rent of Little Lower House, Bury Fold Lane, Over Darwen.

ZCR 49/5 Letter: George Crompton to the Rev. Maude. 18302 Copies. Expressing the thanks of Lodge 804 for the funeral service of George IV.

ZCR 49/6 Letter: Master and Officers, Lodge 804 to Prince Augustus Fredrick, Duke of Sussex. 2 Aug. 1830. 4 Copies. George Crompton sends condolences from Lodge 804 to His Royal Highness.

ZCR 49/7 Letter: James Hardcastle, Bradshaw to George Crompton, Over Darwen. 4 Aug. 1830. Concerning the memorial to Samuel Crompton that Mr. Starkie intends to erect at Hall ith Wood.

General Correspondence & Papers (1831)

ZCR 50/1 Letter: Tindall and Varey, King Street, Manchester to Mr. George Crompton, Darwen. 27 Jan. 1831. Concerning the interest on the mortgage of Little Lower House, Over Darwen.

ZCR 50/2 Letter: Tindall and Varey, Manchester to George Crompton, Darwen. 6 Feb. 1831. Reminder regarding interest due.

ZCR 50/3 Letter: James Crompton, Churton Gate, Stockport to George Crompton, Darwen. 25 Nov. 1831Asks for details of new steam machinery as used by George.

ZCR 50/4 Cash book: William Crompton, Head Constable, Oldham. Feb. - Sep. 1831. Payments to constables; accounts for the dinner celebrating the Coronation of William IV. Mentions deputation to London.

ZCR 50/5 Letter: T. Midgley to W. Berry, Oldham. 30 Aug. 1927. Asks for information concerning the Cash book and encloses a copy of a letter to William Crompton from Lord Holland. (Copy).

ZCR 50/6 Letter: F. J. Stubbs, Oldham to T. Midgley, Bolton. 5 Sep. 1927. Gives information concerning William Crompton and the deputation from Oldham to the House of Commons.

ZCR 50/7 Letter: T. Midgley, Bolton, to F.J. Stubbs, Oldham. 7 Sep. 1927. Encloses copies as requested.

General Correspondence & Papers (1833)

ZCR 51/1 Letter: Matthew Dawes, Acres Field, Bolton to George Crompton, Darwen. 24 January 1832. Asks George for financial help for his sister Bette who has a bedridden son.

ZCR 51/2 Letter: Dept. George Crompton on the death of Col. Fletcher, Commanding Officer of the Bolton Local Militia. 28 February 1832.

ZCR 51/3 Letter: Lord Holland, London, to William Crompton, Oldham. 29 March 1831. As he is ill, the Petition will he presented to the House of Lords by Lord Melbourne.

ZCR 51/4 Letter: Tindall and Varey, Manchester, to Mr. George Crompton, Darwen. 3 February 1832. Request for interest due on the Mortgauge of Little Lower House, Darwen.

ZCR 51/5 Letter: John Smith, Manchester to William Crompton, Pawnbroker, Oldham. 11 May 1832. Details of the musical box which Smith has sent to William.

ZCR 51/6 Letter: James Crompton, Stockport to George Crompton, Darwen. 6 August 1832. Relates that their brother William's house and shop have been burned down and William himself injured. Also tells of a shocking murder in Stockport.

ZCR 51/7 Account: George Crompton to Mr. Eccles Horrock. 1830 - 1832. Details of ground rents etc.

ZCR 51/8 Letter: George Crompton, Darwen to Mr. Edleston, Blackburn. 22 December 1832. Payment of Sarah Nancy Crompton's School fees.

General Correspondence & Papers (1832)

ZCR 52/1 Letter: Sarah Nancy Crompton, Whalley, to George Crompton. 19 March 1833. Thanks him for the gift and cloth, gives details of her school

ZCR 52/2 Invitation: (John Hargreaves, Blackburn) to Mr. George Crompton. 28 May 1833. Invitation to Dinner and Presentation of Plate to William Henry Hornby.

ZCR 52/3 Hymn Sheet: Hymns to be sung in Haslingden Church at the opening of the Lodge of Commerce No. 261. (12) July 1833

General Correspondence & Papers (1834)

ZCR 53/1 Cutting: From the Liverpool Mercury. 18 Jun 1834. Details of Public Lotteries

ZCR 53/2 Cutting: From the 'Liverpool Mercury' 18 Jul 1834. Marriage of George Crompton to Mary Dewsbury Wood. Also note on Samuel Crompton and his invention.

ZCR 53/3 Letter: J. Grundy, Salford to George Crompton, Darwen. 27 Aug 1834. Grundy relates that William Crompton is dying of Cholera.

ZCR 53/4 Bill: James Hartley, Blackburn to (George Crompton). 29 Aug 1834. Purchases of cloth.

ZCR 53/5 Bill: John Carlisle to Mr. (G.) Crompton. Nov. 1834. Purchases.

ZCR 53/6 Letter: T. Astley, Mill Hill to George Crompton. 11 Dec 1834. Invitation to meeting with Mr. Turners Committee.

ZCR 53/6A Letter: I Wood, Mill Hill, to G. Crompton - Invitation to meet Mr Coup. 20 Dec 1834.

ZCR 53/7 Letter: James Crompton, Stockport to George Crompton, Darwen. 22 Dec 1834. James says that he is suspicious of the valuations provided by Mr. Grundy.

ZCR 53/8 Bill: John Burrell, Blackburn to George Crompton, Darwen. 1834Bill for newspapers.

ZCR 53/9 Map: A plan of land situate in Lower Darwen to be sold for building upon. 1834

General Correspondence & Papers (1835)

ZCR 54/1 List: Details of voters and their rate assessment in the Blackburn Borough Election of January 1835. Jan 1835.

ZCR 54/2 Letter: Stamp-Office, Somerset Place, London to George Crompton, Darwen. 18 May 1835Demand for stamp duties to be paid on the estate of Samuel Crompton.

ZCR 54/3 Letter: James Crompton, Stockport to Mr. Kay, Hollins Bleachworks, Lower Darwen. 16 Jul 1835James sends rhubarb roots to Kay and gives planting instructions.

ZCR 54/4 Letter: James Crompton, Stockport to George Crompton, Darwen. 20 Oct 1835. James speaks of difficulty in collecting debts; William's Shop-man hints that the insurance claim was falsefied.

ZCR 54/5 Letter: J. Grundy, Salford to George Crompton, Darwen. 30 Nov 1835. A meeting has been fixed for the settling of William Crompton estate.

ZCR 54/6 Poster: Issued by Tydus Bowring. (1835)Political poster referring to the Blackburn Election of 1835.

General Correspondence & Papers (1836)

ZCR 55/1 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Manchester to his uncle George Crompton, Darwen 30 May 1836 George's Nephew Samuel, tells that his father - James Crompton - has died.

ZCR 55/2 Letter: George Crompton, Darwen to his wife Mary Crompton, Douglas, Isle of Man 26 Aug 1836George sends his wishes for her recovery.

ZCR 55/3 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Manchester to George Crompton Darwen 6 Sep 1836. Gives family information and a new recipe for bleaching liquor.

ZCR 55/5 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Manchester to George Crompton, Darwen. 10 Nov 1836. Samuel's sister, Mary Anne, has died suddenly after a short illness.

General Correspondence & Papers (1837)

ZCR 56/1 Report: Du Fay and Co.'s Trade Report. 1 April 1846. Copy belonging to Samuel Crompton, George Crompton's Nephew. Statement of Cotton prices from 1837 - 1846.

ZCR 56/2 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Manchester to his uncle, George Crompton, Darwen. 9 Oct 1837. Enquires after George's recovery from serious illness. Speaks of a Thomas Crompton of Leigh in the time of Queen Elizabeth.

ZCR 56/3 Letter: JJ. Green, Pendleton to George Crompton, Darwen. 3 Nov 1837. Instructions concerning a parcel.

General Correspondence & Papers (1838)

ZCR 57/1 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Manchester to George Crompton, Darwen. 5 Sep 1838. Samuel asks for a certificate of his age as he is going to London for a year to study at (St.) Bartholemew's Hospital.

ZCR 57/2 Agreement: Part of an agreement concerning a pharmacy practice (Possibly concerning Samuel Crompton). 1838.

General Correspondence & Papers (1839)

ZCR 58/1 Letter: James Hardcastle, Bradshaw Hall, Bolton to George Crompton, Darwen. 18 Jan 1839Concerning an inscription to be placed on the gravestone of Samuel Crompton in Bolton Church Yard.

ZCR 58/2 Letter: George Crompton, Darwen to James Hardcastle, Bolton. 19 Jan 1839. George gives his agreement to the inscription.

ZCR 58/3 Bill: John Gibson, Darwen to George Crompton, Darwen. 4 May 1839. For construction of frames and water tubs.

General Correspondence & Papers (1840)

ZCR 59/1 Invitation: Brother Hawthorn Lodge No. 534 to Brother George Crompton. Jan. 1840. Invitation to Lodge Meeting.

ZCR 59/2 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Manchester to George Crompton, Darwen. 29 Jan. 1840. Tells of his experiences in London.

ZCR 59/3 Letter: William Turner, Mill Owner, London to George Crompton, Mill Hill, Blackburn. 21 Feb. 1840. Suggests George moves to Fearnhurst House from Hollins. Queries the mount of overtime worked at the amount of overtime worked at the mill.

ZCR 59/4 Letter: William Turner, London to George Crompton, Mill Hill, Blackburn. 24 Feb. 1840. Asks why the production of spinning and the amount of weaving were less than the previous week.

ZCR 59/5 Letter: William Turner, London to George Crompton, Mill Hill, Blackburn. 22 Mar. 1840. Instructions for taking cotton from the bags when the "Blower" is going.

ZCR 59/6 Letter: William Turner, Shrigley Hall to George Crompton, Mill Hill, Blackburn. 19 Jul. 1840. Demands higher production and more economy, otherwise the Mill will have to close.

ZCR 59/7 Letter: William Turner, Manchester to George Crompton, Blackburn. 6 Aug. 1840. Speaks of cutting down the number of worker's at the mill. Gives details of cloth to be produced.

ZCR 59/8 Letter: William Turner, Shrigley Hall to George Crompton, Blackburn. 10 Aug. 1840. Gives instructions that all the bags of cotton must be weighed on receipt.

ZCR 59/9 Letter: William Turner, Shrigley Hall to George Crompton, Blackburn. 19 Aug. 1840. Proposes that another frame be made by the mechanics at the mill. The weekly quantity of 2,500 pieces; the Picks not to exceed 17.

ZCR 59/10 Letter: William Turner, Crosby to George Crompton, Blackburn. 22 Aug. 1840. Instructions for mixing "Good Orleans" with other cotton. Has also instructed the brokers to pay a higher price for "Good Lots".

ZCR 59/11Letter: William Turner, Manchester to George Crompton, Blackburn. 5 Sep. 1840. Mr. Crop has informed Turner that the "Wheel" has broken again and asks why George Crompton did not inform him.

ZCR 59/12 Letter: William Turner, Shrigley Hall to George Crompton, Blackburn. 27 Sep. 1840. Sends "Buffola Skips"; George to try a "Tape Beam" for weaving; instructions for laying on water to the cistern, enquires about the casting for the "Carding Doffer" and questions the width of finished prints.

ZCR 59/13 Letter: William Turner, Shrigley Hall to George Crompton, Blackburn. 28 Sep. 1840. Asks Crompton to look into the fire in the Blowing Room.

ZCR 59/14 Letter: William Turner, Shrigley Hall to George Crompton, Blackburn. 19 Oct. 1840. Says that the weavers have complained that the twist was too "lumpy" and instructs Crompton to examine the winding Machine.

ZCR 59/15 Account: Mr. Robert Towers. Oct. 1840 - Aug. 1842. Purchases of Raw Materials.

General Correspondence & Papers (1840)

ZCR 60/1 Letter: William Turner, Shrigley Hall to George Crompton, Blackburn. 6 Nov. 1840. Turner questions money spent on timber for mill.

ZCR 60/2 Letter: William Turner, Shrigley Hall to George Crompton, Blackburn. 9 Nov. 1840. Turner is not satisfied with Crompton's explanation of the above letter (No. 1).

ZCR 60/3 Letter: William Turner, Shrigley Hall to George Crompton, Blackburn. 16 Nov. 1840. Details of Mr. Cropp's order for cloth.

ZCR 60/4 Letter: William Turner, Shrigley Hall to George Crompton, Blackburn. 18 Nov. 1840. Instructions for fixing pipes to the cistern.

ZCR 60/4 Letter: William Turner, Shrigley Hall to George Crompton, Blackburn. 19 Nov. 1840. Turner agrees to the purchase of "Bannisters" but not "Boards".

ZCR 60/6 Letter: William Turner, Shrigley Hall to George Crompton, Blackburn. 6 Dec. 1840. Gives instruction for the weekly production of 72 cloth.

ZCR 60/7 Account: Card Room Account, Mill Hill, Blackburn. 18 Dec. 1840. Details of payments to tradesmen. Gives production costs for 4 weeks work.

ZCR 60/8 Note: "113613 Total Cuts 1840." n.d.

General Correspondence & Papers (1841)

ZCR 61/1 Letter: William Turner, Shrigley Hall to George Crompton Blackburn. 4 Jan. 1841. 20 barrels of "Flour" ordered from Liverpool; also 10 barrels of "Calcutta Flour"; queries amount of "Pieces" damaged.

ZCR 61/2 Letter: William Turner, Shrigley Hall to George Crompton, Blackburn. 6 Jan. 1841. According to Mr. Cropp, faulty cloth is being produced at Mill Hill. Instructions given to the Spinning Master on collection of waste under the Spinning Mules.

ZCR 61/3 Letter: William Turner, Shrigley Hall to George Crompton, Blackburn. 11 Jan. 1841. Asks Crompton for a weekly report on production at the mill.

ZCR 61/4 Letter: William Turner, Shrigley Hall to George Crompton, Blackburn. 24 Jan. 1841. Agrees to purchase of wood and iron for the mill

ZCR 61/5 Letter: William Turner, London to George Crompton, Blackburn. 30 Jan. 1841. Asks for monthly report on production to be sent to him (Turner).

ZCR 61/6 Letter: William Turner, Shrigley Hall to George Crompton, Blackburn. 15 Feb. 1841. Turner asks Crompton to economise on the amount of coal and water used at the mill.

ZCR 61/7 Letter: William Turner, Shrigley Hall to George Crompton, Blackburn. 20 Feb. 1841. Turner says that the weight of the cotton cloth should be reduced and the "lumps" and thick thread removed.

ZCR 61/8 Report: Details of cloth produced at Mill Hill in February 1841. Mar. 1841.

ZCR 61/9 Letter: William Turner, London to George Crompton, Blackburn. 1 Mar. 1841. Asks for weekly account of coals used at the mill to be sent to him (Turner).

ZCR 61/10 Letter: William Turner, London to George Crompton, Blackburn. 5 Mar. 1841. Agrees to the use of bricks for the pillars but reiterates that the cotton cloth is still too heavy.

ZCR 61/11 Letter: William Turner, Shrigley Hall to George Crompton, Blackburn. 20 Mar. 1841. Turner agrees to use of land next to the sluice from the dyehouse by cottagers who have families. Suggests Crompton looks into a method of reducing consumption of coals.

ZCR 61/12 Bill: H. Lansdale to Mr. Woods. 24 Apr. 1841"To Bill Delivered".

ZCR 61/13 Letter: William Turner, Shrigley Hall to George Crompton, Blackburn. 29 Apr. 1841. Asks Crompton to spend more time in the mill.

ZCR 61/14 List: Of Persons who voted in the Blackburn elections of June 1841. 30 Jun. 1841. William Turner was the winning candidate.

ZCR 61/15 Letter: William Turner, Manchester to George Crompton, Blackburn. 13 Jul. 1841. A spinner has been "turned off" (dismissed) unfairly and Turner queries the dismissal.

ZCR 61/16 Letter: William Turner, Shrigley Hall to George Crompton, Blackburn. 29 Jul. 1841. Asks for details of coals used and "fillets" ordered.

ZCR 61/17 Letter: William Turner, Shrigley Hall to George Crompton, Blackburn. 31 Jul. 1841. Turner asks Crompton for more information on developments at the mill.

ZCR 61/18 Newspaper Cuttings.25 Mar. 18313. Cuttings from "The Bolton Evening News" ----Information about William Turner of Shrigley Hall, Macclesfield the owner of Ewood Mill, Mill Hill, Blackburn; and George Crompton who was the Mill manager.

General Correspondence & Papers (1841)

ZCR 62/1 Report: Details of cloth produced at Mill Hill, August 1841. 31 Aug 1841.

ZCR 62/2 Report: Details of cloth produced at Mill Hill, September 1841. 30 Sep 1841.

ZCR 62/3 Letter: William Turner, Manchester to George Crompton, Blackburn. 21 Oct 1841. Asks Crompton to lower boiler pressure at mill.

ZCR 62/4 Letter: William Turner, Shrigley Hall to George Crompton, Blackburn. 31 Oct 1841. Turner says that if the quality of cloth does not improve the department managers must be given notice.

ZCR 62/5 Report: Details of cloth produced at Mill Hill, October 1841. 31 Oct 1841.

ZCR 62/6 Letter: William Turner, Shrigley Hall to George Crompton, Blackburn. 15 Nov. 1841. Comments unfavourably on production figures and wages paid.

ZCR 62/7 Letter: William Turner, Shrigley Hall to George Crompton, Blackburn. 28 Nov. 1841. The wages of the card and spinning Masters appear too high. Turner advices a reduction of men and expenses, should any disturbance be made, he is to be informed.

ZCR 62/8 Report: Details of cloth produced at Mill Hill, November 1841. 30 Nov. 1841.

ZCR 62/9 Letter: William Turner, Shrigley Hall to George Crompton, Blackburn. 3 Dec. 1841. Turner is still dissatisfied with monies paid to the card and Spinning Masters.

ZCR 62/10 Letter: George Crompton, Mill Hill to William Turner, Shrigley Hall. 4 Dec. 1841. Crompton compares the wages paid at Mill Hill with those paid at other mills and gives specific details of wages paid.

ZCR 62/11 Letter: William Turner, Shrigley Hall to George Crompton, Blackburn. 25 Dec. 1841. Asks if the "Twist" has been correctly steamed as it is too soft

General Correspondence & Papers (1842)

ZCR 63/1 Letter: Sarah Nancy Crompton, Blackburn to her father, George Crompton, Ewood Mill. 13 Feb 1842Sarah asks for the print sent to Mrs. Crompton.

ZCR 63/2 Report: Of the Over-Darwen Gas Light Company to George Crompton, Over Darwen. 28 Mar. 1842

ZCR 63/3 Letter: William Turner, Shrigley Hall to George Crompton, Blackburn - 15 Apr. 1842. Instructs that bags of cotton on hand be sent to Manchester.

ZCR 63/4 Letter: William Turner, Manchester to George Crompton, Blackburn -29 Apr. 1842. Unless the same wage rates as other mills are paid, Ewood Mill will have to close down

ZCR 63/5 Bill: H. Turner to Mr. Crompton ----- for cash payments. 26 Jun. 1842.

ZCR 63/6 Letter: John Clegg, Mill Hill, Blackburn to Edward Caldwell, M.P., London. 28 Jul. 1842. Relates that William Turner (Clegg's Uncle) has died and that George has left Mill Hill out of the necessity to "reduce expenditure". Letter of introduction for George to Caldwell.

ZCR 63/7 Letter: George Crompton, Ginger's Hotel, London to his wife, "Fearnhurst", Blackburn. 1 Aug. 1842. George tells of his visits to the House of Commons and the residences of those M.P's he hopes will support him (in his petition to Parliament.)

ZCR 63/8 Letter: George Crompton (London), to his wife. 1842. George voices his frustration at his inability to receive a firm answer to his papers being presented in Parliament.

ZCR 63/9 Letter: George Crompton, Ginger's Hotel, London to his wife, Blackburn. 3 Aug. 1842. George's papers have been sent to Lord Stanley; George himself has a very heavy cold and is somewhat pessimistic about his application.

ZCR 63/10 List Names and Testimonies of supporters of George Crompton on his Petition to Parliament. 3 Aug. 1842.

ZCR 63/11 Petition: To the Queens most Excellent Majesty". 3 Aug. 1842. Crompton's petition asking for a further remuneration for his father's invention and stating that the original sum granted had been £20,000 -This sum however, considerably reduced after the death of Percival.

ZCR 63/12 Letter: Henry Smart to George Crompton, London. 1842. Cancells arranged sight-seeing tour to another date.

ZCR 63/13 Letter: Colonel Wilbraham. Lower Darwen to (George Crompton, London). 1 Sep. 1842. Wilbraham encloses documents which may help George's Petition as they relate Wilbraham to be a "respectable man".

ZCR 63/14 Letter: George Crompton, "Fearnhurst", Darwen to the Rev. Gilmowr Robinson. Oct. 1842. Note of thanks for Robinsons support

ZCR 63/15 Letter: George Crompton, "Fearnhurst", Darwen to Mr. John Taylor. 7 Oct. 1842. Asks Taylor to inform John Crompton and Bette Wood (Georges brother and sister) to meet George for he has "something pleasant to inform them of. "Note to Bette written on reverse.

ZCR 63/16 Letter: Col. Wilbraham to George Crompton. n.d. Wilbraham returns the Military Conscriptions sent to him and informs George that £200 is to be sent to him to be shared with his brother and sister.

ZCR 63/17 List: Names of recipients and cash forwarded. 1842.

ZCR 63/18 Report: Production and deliveries of cloth at Ewood Mill, January 1842. 31 Jan. 1842.

ZCR 63/19 Report: Production and deliveries of cloth at Ewood Mill, February 1842. 28 Feb. 1842.

ZCR 63/20 Report: Production and deliveries of cloth at Ewood Mill, April 1842. 1 Apr 1842.

ZCR 63/21 Report: Production and deliveries of cloth at Ewood Mill, April 1842. 30 Apr. 1842.

ZCR 63/22 Lists: Two rough drafts of monies spent in various departments of the mill (Card Room, Spinners, Weavers etc.,). May-June 1842

ZCR 63/23 Report: Of wages and average amounts of monies paid to individuals in various departments of the mill. Nov. - Dec. 1842

ZCR 63/24 Report: Rough draft of monies spent (and averages) at the mill. Jan. - Apr (1842)

ZCR 63/25 Notes: "9893 average of 4 weeks", and figures of production and waste on 26 inch and 27 inch Twist and Weft. (1842)

ZCR 63/26 List: Of prices of warp/weft; and of monies paid to Departmental "Masters" (in conjunction with amounts of cloth produced). (1842)

ZCR 63/27 Lists. n.d. (a) Details of cotton "lost" during production at mill (per 61bs)(b) Number of Spindles used by individual spinners.

ZCR 63/28 Note: On the arrival of Mr. Ainsworth at Over Darwen. (1842)

ZCR 63/29 Lists: Of Machinery (mules, looms etc.) at Mill Hill. (1842)

ZCR 63/30 Lists (1842) (a) Rough list of averages (for wages or production-unspecified) (b) Average figures of Card Room wages; yarns spun, and of both together.

ZCR 63/31 Report: Of numbers of revolutions and speed of waterwheels in Spinning Room, Weaving Room, Card Room etc. (1842)

ZCR 63/32 List: Of Prices of goods bought for production of cloth at Mill Hill - Castings, flour, leather, oil. coals etc. 1842

ZCR 63/33 Letter: Mrs Nancy Simpson, Blacburn, to Mrs G.Crompton. Ask for the return of her quilt. 1842

General Correspondence & Papers (1843)

ZCR 64/1 Letter: J. Waterson. 1 Mar. 1843. About the best prices to be got at Market.

ZCR 64/2 Bill: R. Mangnall (?) to Mr. Crompton - Stone - Masons Bill. 18 Mar. 1843

ZCR 64/3 Newspaper "The Manchester Guardian" Cutting. 4 May 1834. Letter written by Jno. Radcliffe and Thos. Radcliffe in reaction to an article written about their father, the late Mr. William Radcliffe. Criticism of comments made about the circumstances of their father's latter years

ZCR 64/4 Letter: George Crompton, "Fearnhurst", Blackburn to Sarah Nancy Crompton, C/O Mrs. Simpson's, Spring Gardens, Blackburn- 10 May 1843. Rough copy of letter of congratulations on Sarah Nancy reaching her twenty-first year.

ZCR 64/5 Lists: Of amounts for goods purchased for the mill, balance of monies "on hand". 26 May 1843

ZCR 64/6 Letter: To Mr. George Crompton, "Fearnhurst", Blackburn - 4 Jul. 1843. Containing one year's rent for houses (at Mill Hill).

ZCR 64/7 Draft: Rough draft of Petition sent to Parliament in August 1842 (history of the "mule", remuneration of 1812 etc.) 1843

General Correspondence & Papers (1844)

ZCR 65/1 Letter: Richard Mangnall, Bolton to George Crompton - 10 Jan. 1844. On receipt of payment for lettering grave stone.

ZCR 65/2 Letter: Samuel Crompton to his uncle, George Crompton, "Fearnhurst", Blackburn -17 Jan. 1844. Asks for details of family history to help in compilation of Crompton "Pedigree"; health of family members and friends relayed.

ZCR 65/3 Letter: George Crompton, (Birley Street), Daiseland, Blackburn, to Samuel Crompton, his nephew. 4 Feb. 1844. Due to the move from "Fearnhurst" George's reply has been delayed. Although he is unable to find the name 'Lever' in the family Bible George sends a copy of those names and dates he found legible. Enquiries after members of the family.

ZCR 65/4 Transcriptions: From the Crompton family Bible. 19 Oct. 1927. 5 Pages. Verses and prose passages with the names of family members as transcribed by T.M.

ZCR 65/5 Letter: James Parkinson, Blackburn to Mr. Woods, "Foreman at Mr. Hargreaves Works, corington". 29 Jun. 1844. Advises Woods to settle his account with the late John Walsh

ZCR 65/6 Bill: For interest and arrears" due to me" (George Crompton) by Mr. John Cocker. (Amount due not given). 11 Jul. 1844.

ZCR 65/7 Notes: On the life and character of Mr. Mosfield (?) who bought a "Bolton Jenny (ie a Mule)" and set up his own business. 3 Jul. 1844

ZCR 65/8 Newspaper Cuttings. 30 Oct. 1844. "To the Editor of The Manchester Guardian" -Three Letters: (a) Concerning the "Dalton Professorship" and the teaching of chemistry. Signed "One of Young Manchester" (thought to be Samuel Crompton).(b) In answer to the above letter, putting forward the agreement against the "Dalton Professorship" Signed "A Lover of Chemistry".(c) Suggests a professorship be set up to explore electric and magnetic disturbances Signed "J. W. jun."

General Correspondence & Papers (1845)

ZCR 66/1 Letter: Jonathan Wood ---- to (George Crompton 19 Feb. 1845- Asks (Crompton) to see Mr. Lonsdale concerning an account.

ZCR 66/2 Letter: George Crompton, Blackburn to Colonel Sutcliffe 24 Mar. 1845. Re. publication of the "Worthies and Early inventors of Lancashire".

ZCR 66/3 Letter: Edward F. Wood, Broad Oak to his uncle Mr. (G) Crompton, Mr. Yate's Foundry, Blackburn 31 Mar. 1845Edward asks for a loan to pay off his debts.

ZCR 66/4 Letter and "Pictorial": George Crompton, Andertons Hotel, Fleet Street to his wife, Bank Terrace, Accrington. 20 Apr. 1845. George has arrived in London for "Consultations" before the "Committee" (Possibly Parliament, re. petition for remuneration. General news on hotel and theatre prices. Also enclosed a "pictorial entitled "Think of me".

ZCR 66/5 Letter: Edward F. Wood, Accrington to his aunt Mrs. Crompton, Birley Street, Blackburn. 2 Jun. 1845. Edward has secured a job and promises to repay his uncle in the near future. He asks his aunt to see Lonsdale, the tailor, to enquire about a new suit on credit as this request has not been fulfilled.

ZCR 66/6 List: Of expenses incurred (carriage, loading, allowance to men etc.) 2 Aug. 1845.

General Correspondence & Papers (1846)

ZCR 67/1 Letter: Ainsworth and Sons, Blackburn to Mr. Edward Woods, Messrs. Hargreaves and Company, Accrington. 23 Jun. 1846. Unless Woods pays the £10-8-0d owing to Mr. Thomas Barnes (for the rent of 4 dwelling houses), legal action will be taken.

ZCR 67/2 Letter: Edward Wood, Broad Oak, Accrington to his uncle, George Crompton. 25 Jun. 1846. Edward asks his uncle to call at Messrs. Ainsworth and Sons re. the above letter as he feels the account with Mr. Barnes has been settled previously.

ZCR 67/3 Letter: Betty Woods, King Street, Bolton-le-Moors to George Crompton, Blackburn. 23 Sep. 1846Betty asks her brother to forward a loan of one sovereign.

ZCR 67/4 Pamphlet. 1 Oct. 1846"The Commercial Travellers Society". List of Claimants for the Year ending Oct. 1st, 1846. (Particulars of subscriptions and payments) Summary Statement of claims; cash from Dec. 1845 to Dec. 1846.

ZCR 67/5 Letters: Mrs. Betty Wood, 2 Great Moor Street, Bolton to Mr. George Crompton. 11 Nov. 1846 As Betty's health is failing she asks her brother to pay initial outlay for muslin and lace which she could make into women's caps at home in order to give her some sort of livelihood.

General Correspondence & Papers (1847-1850)

ZCR 68/1 Questionnaire: William Bally, Practical Phrenologist, 20 Lower King Street, Manchester. 15 Jul. 1847. List of "Phrenological Classification of the organs"; their uses or aims (Feelings, sentiments, intellectual faculties etc.) Filled in by Samuel Crompton.

ZCR 68/2 Pamphlet: The Manchester Phonetic Society. 1847. Samuel Crompton named as President for the year 1847; Laws of the Society given

ZCR 68/3 Letter: Crompton, Manchester to Mr. S. Crompton, Surgeon etc.; Cavendish Street . 4 Jan. 1850. Crompton has been searching for work in Preston, Blackburn, Bolton, Bury and Rochdale but without success. Signed, "dear cousin".

ZCR 68/4 Letter: Edward F. Wood, Broad Oak, Accrington to George Crompton, Birley Street, Blackburn. 13 Sep. 1850. Invitation for George, his wife and Sarah Nancy to dine at Wood's Home.

General Correspondence & Papers (1851-1857)

ZCR 69/1 Note: Brief notes concerning Crompton's of Bury (paper makers). 29 (Jun.) 1852.

ZCR 69/2 Notes. 10 Jul. 1853. 4 Sheets. On family members and whereabouts of papers and documents relating to the Crompton genealogy. Names of those involved in Petitions to Parliament; friends of the family etc. (Memo. by S. Crompton in connection with his uncle George Crompton?)

ZCR 69/3 Rough Sketch: "Uncle George's drawing of the grate at Firwood." 10 Jul. 1853.

ZCR 69/4 Letter: Gilbert French, Bradshawgate, Bolton to Mr. George Crompton, Messrs. Taylors Foundry, Blackburn. 29 Nov. 1853. French is anxious to publish an article in the local press to celebrate the centenary of Samuel Crompton's birth. Although he has many details on the man and his invention he asks George to clarify the exact birthplace of Crompton as parish registers do not show it.

ZCR 69/5 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton to George Crompton, Birley Street, Blackburn. 2 Dec. 1853. After talks with Mr. Kennedy, French concludes that Samuel Crompton's birthplace was probably Firwood. French is to write a "Slight biography" about the inventor; he has had a painting of Crompton made and also an engraving of Hall'ith Wood.

ZCR 69/6 Newspaper Cutting. (1853)From the "Manchester Guardian" Letter about Sir Richard Arkwright; the merits of his work as compared with other inventions vital to the development of the cotton industry.

ZCR 69/7 Invitation: Secretary of Bolton Local Militia to Captain George Crompton. 13 Nov. 1855. Invitation to memorial dinner and meeting of Local Militia.

ZCR 69/8 Newspaper Cutting. 14 Dec. 1856. "A Railway from Old Trafford to Stockport", Manchester Guardian ----A letter suggesting a railway line be built to accommodate (and promote the numbers) of commuters to Chorlton, Didsbury and Cheadle.

ZCR 69/9 Supplement. 8 Apr. 1857. To the 'Blackburn Standard" A Lecture on the Cotton Trade - History of the use of cotton; its development in England, inventions within the trade (inc. "Mule"); growth and development of the cotton industry; "The Present Extent of the cotton trade gives figures for consumption, production, types of cotton used, tonnage of shipping, factory returns etc. for the year 1846. Also employment figures, wage rates and power used are given.

General Correspondence & Papers (1858)

ZCR 70/1 Newspaper Cutting. 10 Apr. 1858. The Manchester Guardian -Re. an earlier publication, "John Simpson and Co's Prices of Machine Twist" - an earlier dated list of cotton prices published. (For the year 1789)

ZCR 70/2 Invitation: To Samuel Crompton Esq. 12 Jun. 1858. At the funeral of his uncle George Crompton.

ZCR 70/3 Letter: John Baynes, Richmond Terrace, Blackburn to Samuel Crompton Esq., Cavendish Place, Manchester. 5 Aug. 1858. Baynes apologises for the delay in the compilation of numbers of Mules and Throstles used in Blackburn as promised Samuel.

ZCR 70/4 Letter: John Baynes, Richmond Terrace, Blackburn to Dr. Samuel Crompton, Cavendish Place, Manchester. 2 Sep. 1858. Baynes suggests Crompton include "Billy" spindles in his estimate as they are "a modification of the Mule for a particular purpose"; figures for "Mules" and "Throstles" in use in Blackburn are given.

ZCR 70/5 Newspaper Cuttings. 8 Sep. 1858. 3 Copies. From the "Blackburn Standard" --Statistics of the Cotton Trade of Blackburn and the Neighbourhood. Information compiled by John Baynes.

ZCR 70/6 Letter: John Baynes, Blackburn to Dr. S. Crompton, Cavendish Place, Manchester. 8 Sep. 1858. Thanks Crompton for forwarding cutting re. statistics of cotton trade; points out statistical errors printed in the "Examiner and Times."

ZCR 70/7 Letter: John Baynes to Samuel Crompton. 10 Sep. 1858. A note of thanks for Newspaper Cutting forwarded to him

ZCR 70/8 Newspaper Cuttings. 21 - 22 Oct. 1858. 2 Cuttings. From the "Manchester Guardian" -Passage relating the trials of various cotton gins (hand gins and power gins). Names of inventors, method of working, description of machine, numbers of cotton plants sorted etc.

ZCR 70/9 Letter: "To Mr. Burnett"2 Nov. 1858. Notes on the identification of a portrait - disputed to be that of "Kay" (inventor of the "Flying Shuttle")

ZCR 70/10 Letter: B. Woodcroft, (Great Seal Patent Office) to Samuel Crompton, Esq. 28 Oct. 1858. Woodcroft sends Crompton a copy of the Memoirs of Louis Paul and asks Crompton to forward the name of a bookseller where he can buy a copy of "Baine's lecture"; asks Crompton to send a copy of Kennedy's Pamphlet.

ZCR 70/11 Letter: Gilbert French, Newport Square, Bolton to Samuel Crompton Esq., Cavendish Place, Manchester. 3 Nov. 1858. French is to give a Lecture on the life and times of Samuel Crompton, the inventor of the "Mule". He asks Crompton to forward papers relevant to the lecture. The Lecture is aimed a comparing and contrasting the character of the man and the development of the "Mule" with others involved in the cotton trade.

ZCR 70/12 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton to Samuel Crompton, Manchester. 20 Nov. 1858. French relates that a Mr. Bazley is also showing interest in the biography of Samuel Crompton Snr. Letter written on printed list of lectures given to the Bolton Mechanics Institution (inc. those of French and Bazley).

ZCR 70/13 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton to Samuel Crompton, Manchester. 30 Nov. 1858. Letter of thanks for information from the Crompton Pedigree forwarded to him

ZCR 70/14 Newspaper: Cutting. 9 Dec. 1858. From the "Examiner and Times" -Letter re. the Chaplaincy of the Blind Asylum. Gives names of institutions who gave land for the building of a chapel but argues that this was not a "parochial place of worship" as claimed in a previous letter. Signed Joseph Adshead.

ZCR 70/15 Notes: Brief notes on movements (of Samuel Crompton Jnr.) re. his grandfather's biography; also list of items possibly containing information / evidence of Crompton's life. 19 Dec. 1858.

ZCR 70/16 Newspaper: Cuttings. 27 Dec. 1858. From the "Examiner and Times" -A letter re. Henshaw's Asylum. Letter disputing the builders and those benefiting from the Chapel; an inscription of the foundation stone is included, which ends; "the cost of the building being defrayed by private benefactions." A brief history of the chapel is given and the suggestion made that the members of the Blind and Deaf Schools are being deprived of their rights. Signed, Samuel Crompton.

ZCR 70/17 Newspaper: Cuttings. (1858) A number of publications (possibly of interest to Samuel Crompton).

ZCR 70/18 Booklet. (1858)"Crompton. Some Testimonies to the Importance of his Invention" ---- A brief history of Crompton's life and work; extracts from lectures and publications; a copy of the agreement "on which the Mule was Surrendered", Bolton, 20 Nov. 1780.

General Correspondence & Papers (1859)

ZCR 71/1 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Cavendish Place, Manchester. 6 Jan 1859. French hopes to have a photograph of the Mule for engraving which he will publish in his forthcoming article (the biography of Samuel Crompton Snr.)

ZCR 71/2 Newspaper Cutting. 29 Jan. 1859. From the "Bolton Chronicle" -"The life and Times of Samuel Crompton", based on a paper given to the Mechanics Institution by Gilbert J. French. Includes: Crompton family history, developments in the textile trade; contribution of the Mule etc.

ZCR 71/3 Newspaper Article. 2 Feb. 1859. From the Manchester Daily "Examiner and Times" -"Henshaw's Blind Asylum", a history of the consecration of St. Thomas's Church and "its alienation from the Blind Asylum and the Deaf and Dumb School". Signed, Samuel Crompton.

ZCR 71/4 Newspaper Cutting. 5 Feb 1859. From the "Chronicle" -Article entitled, "How to do Honour to the memory of Samuel Crompton". The delay incurred between French's articles is criticized as appears biased against the people of Bolton, Suggestions are made to purchase Hall' ith Wood by public subscription for use as a museum.

ZCR 71/5 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Cavendish Place, Manchester. 9 Feb 1859. French criticises the article published in "The Chronicle as it misrepresented him on several points. He also encloses tracings of oil paintings sent to him of two supposed members of the Crompton family and asks for Samuel's opinion. (One tracing is entitled William Crompton, the third son of Samuel Crompton).

ZCR 71/6 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton to Samuel Crompton, Manchester. 10 Feb. 1859. The oil paintings apparently represent "Others (than French) had been led to believe".

ZCR 71/7 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton, Manchester. 21 Feb 1859. French is continuing with the biography; asks Crompton to forward relevant manuscripts.

ZCR 71/8 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton, Manchester. 26 Feb. 1859. Asks Crompton to delay his visit, since a servant has been taken ill with scarletena; final composition of the biography to be made; letters have been sent objecting to the setting up of a Memorial Church.

ZCR 71/9 Letter: From the "Manchester Statistical Society" ---- Entitled, "Suggestions for the more Effectual Prevention of Small Pox," by Mr. Samuel Crompton. 28 Feb. 1859

ZCR 71/10 Newspaper From the "Bolton Chronicle" ------- "Annual Soiree of the Cutting: Mechanics Institution". 5 Mar 1859

ZCR 71/11 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton, Manchester -7 Mar. 1859. Points out the suggestion made in the local paper for the setting up a "Crompton Institution". Ask for family portraits to be sent on.

ZCR 71/12 Newspaper Cutting. 12 Mar. 1859. From "The Chronicle" ----- "Crompton Mechanics Institution" arguments are forwarded for the setting up of such an establishment.

ZCR 71/13 Letter: Messrs. Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, to (Samuel Crompton). 14 Mar. 1859. Information requested cannot be forwarded

ZCR 71/14 Letter: Selim Rothwell, 3 Crescent Parade, Salford, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 17 Mar. 1859. Re the sale of Rothwell's prints of Hall 'ith Wood which have been greatly assisted by French's lectures on Samuel Crompton.

ZCR 71/15 Letter: Henry Ashworth, "The Oaks", Bolton to Samuel Crompton, Manchester. 17 Mar. 1859 Ashworth writes that the valuable documents relating to Samuel Crompton, the inventor, were not in possession of his father (as was hoped).

ZCR 71/16 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Manchester . 18 Mar. 1859 300 Pamphlets (possibly the complete biography) are to be sent to "influential inhabitants of Bolton, institutions etc., French returns portraits he has lent; he suggests copies of family members and residences be available for public purchase.

ZCR 71/17 Letter: Gilbert French Bolton, to Samuel Crompton, Manchester, 28. Mar 1859. Requests use of paintings for the compilation of more engravings.

ZCR 71/18 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton, Manchester. Asks Crompton for further information re, the Crompton Pedigree. 30 Mar. 1859

ZCR 71/19 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton, Manchester. 30 Mar. 1859. Questions inscriptions found in the Crompton Pedigree and asks for any relevant information regarding the Crompton family.

ZCR 71/20 Letter: William Mackenzie, 45-47 Howard Street, Glasgow to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 26 Jan. 1859. Crompton's "Memoir" is to be forwarded - but must not exceed one Column of the "Biographical Dictionary". List noted on reverse (of life of Samuel Crompton, the inventor).

ZCR 71/21 Newspaper Cutting. 19 Feb. 1859. From "The Chronicle"-------Found in Correspondence Column; asks for evidence that Crompton was a churchman. As quoted in Article of Crompton's life (See No. 2.)

ZCR 71/22 Letter: (Samuel Crompton) to Gilbert French. 23 Feb. 1859. Warns that verbal recollections and old documents (relating to compilation of Crompton's biography) must not always be trusted. Portrait (thought to be William Crompton- See No. 5) now identified as that of Mr. Pillasly?)

ZCR 71/23 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Manchester to Gilbert French, Bolton. 25 Feb. 1859. Crompton suggests additions to be made to the sketches French has made of Hall 'ith Wood and other scenes for consideration.

General Correspondence & Papers (1859)

ZCR 72/1 Notice: That "The Life and Times of Samuel Crompton", by Gilbert J. French is preparing for publication. (1859)

ZCR 72/2 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 2 Apr. 1859. French gives thanks for information and "photos" forwarded. Engravings of various sketches now being prepared.

ZCR 72/3 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton, Manchester. 18 Apr. 1859. French says that a Mr. Roger Crompton has sent him a copy of the Pedigree; mentions the Crompton Clock.

ZCR 72/4 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton, Manchester. 20 Apr. 1859. Ask for return of Crompton Pedigree. Encloses a printed page of biography for Crompton's comments.

ZCR 72/5 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton, Manchester. 25 Apr. 1859. Reference made to several items contained in the biography and numbers of copies to be made.

ZCR 72/6 Letter: Hale Barns; to Samuel Crompton, Grosvenor Place, Manchester. 28 Apr. 1859. Relates the confusion and complications of the Crompton Pedigree brought about by intermarriage of family members.

ZCR 72/7 Newspaper: Cutting: From the "Manchester Guardian". 3 May 1859. Advertising a Bazaar to be held in the Free-trade Hall in aid of the deaf and dumb children.

ZCR 72/8 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton, Manchester. 3 May 1859. Asks Crompton for more information (about Mr. Kennedy's death). Gives thanks for help received.

ZCR 72/9 Letter: Robert Cole, 52 Bolsover Street, Portland Place, London, to Samuel Crompton, Manchester. 9 May 1859. Cole gives his permission for the inclusion of his papers in the appendix of the biography written by French.

ZCR 72/10 Document: Copy of a document in the possession of Mr. Cole. (1859) Receipt of annuities left as a legacy to Samuel Crompton's son. Original document dated 20 Nov. 1770.

ZCR 72/11 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton to Samuel Crompton, Manchester. 13 May 1859. French asks for information re. Mr. Duckworth; George Crompton's Parliamentary Petition and Society of Arts.

ZCR 72/12 Letter: Robert Cole, Portland Place to Samuel Crompton, Manchester. 14 May 1859. Tells of his search for other members of the Crompton family; tells that his "Leeds papers" are completed.

ZCR 72/13 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton, Manchester. 14 May 1859. French has completed 13 chapters of the biography and suggests the numbers of copies to be printed.

General Correspondence & Papers (1859)

ZCR 73/1 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton, Esq. Manchester. 14 May 1859. French sends print of Hall'ith Wood and fac-smilies of Crompton's writing and musical composition for use in the biography.

ZCR 73/2 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 17 May 1859. French asks for information about the second Petition of Parliament and about Mr. Brown.

ZCR 73/3 Letter: William Walker, Cavendish Square, to Samuel Crompton, Manchester. 13 May 1859. Walker encloses a proof sheet advertising "A Brilliant Historical Photograph of Distinguished Men of Science".Gives description of photograph and names of those men included in it. Comments added by Crompton.

ZCR 73/4 Letter: (Samuel Crompton) to William Walker. 14 May 1859Comments on the layout of the "photograph".

ZCR 73/5 Letter Samuel Crompton to Gilbert French. 18 May 1859. Note of Percival's assassination and on Sir Robert Peel's unjust remarks about Samuel Crompton Snr. and his involvement in reducing the remuneration paid to the inventor.

ZCR 73/6 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton, Esq., Manchester. 18 May 1859. A meeting will be held to decide the "best mode of doing honour to the memory of Samuel Crompton". French requires additional information re. (i) the amount Percival was to grant Crompton (ii) Sir Robert Peel's position.

ZCR 73/7 Letter Leonard Hamer, Factory Inspectors Office, London, to (Samuel Crompton). 18 May 1859. Re. spindle counts in the worsted and woollen trades.

ZCR 73/8 Letter: (Samuel Crompton) to Gilbert French. 19 May 1859. Crompton recounts the recollections of his uncle George (Crompton) regarding Mr. Peel's remarks, and the Petition to Parliament.

ZCR 73/9 Article: From the "Bowton Loominary". 21 May 1859. Article entitled, "Wot Fustian Tum Thinks Abeawt th'Volunteer Roifles", written in Lancashire dialect. Advertisements on reverse include one for the "Life and Times of Samuel Crompton".

ZCR 73/10 Invitation: Gilbert French to Samuel Crompton Esq. 23 May 1859.To attend a meeting of gentlemen favourable to erecting a memorial for Samuel Crompton Snr. (Note Written on inside).

ZCR 73/11 Letter: Selim Rothwell, Salford, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 24 May 1859. Rothwell asks Crompton to suggest an inscription for the monument he has designed to commemorate the work of Samuel Crompton Snr.

ZCR 73/12 Letter: Gilbert French to Samuel Crompton. 24 May 1859. Concerning alteration's suggested by Crompton.

ZCR 73/13 Letter: Robert Cole, Portland Place, London, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Cavendish Place, Manchester. 25 May 1859. Cole relates all the information he has about the life of Louis Paul and his descendants.

ZCR 73/14 Letter: B. Woodcroft, Great Seal Patent Office, Chancery Lane, London, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 26 May 1859. Thanks Crompton for the copy of Kennedy's Memoir.

ZCR 73/15 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 26 May 1859. News of developments concerning the biography.

ZCR 73/16 Letter: Edward Baines, Otley, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 26 May 1859. Baines is unable to name the author of the article on "the Cotton Manufacture" in Blackwood's magazine.

ZCR 73/17 Letter: (Samuel Crompton) to Gilbert French (not sent). 26 May 1859. Abstracts concerning; the trials of Arkwright's inventions; Samuel Crompton's machinery in Hall'ith Wood and mistakes made by Kennedy in his writings.

General Correspondence & Papers (1859)

ZCR 74/1 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 27 May 1859. Of the 200 "cotton spinning inhabitants" informed of a meeting to discuss a memorial - only 14 responded, French makes his feelings apparent.

ZCR 74/2 Article. 28 May 1859. See also ZCR/73, No. 9.From "The Bowton Lomminary" Article entitled, "Peace secured" written in Lancashire dialect. Advertisement on reverse includes one for "The Life and Times of Samuel Crompton".

ZCR 74/3 Notes: On the relatives of Louis Paul, Information received from Mr. Booth (foreman to Mr. Whitworth). 29 May 1859.

ZCR 74/4 Letter: (Samuel Crompton) to Gilbert French. 29 May 1859. The Crompton Pedigree is disputed. Crompton gives his opinions of the treatment of his grandfather by the men of London (and indeed the King) on his petition to Parliament.

ZCR 74/5 Letter: (Samuel Crompton) to Gilbert French. 1859. Concerns efforts to defend the name of Sir Richard Arkwright re. his invention; includes comments made by Mr. Kennedy.

ZCR 74/6 Letter: (Samuel Crompton) to Gilbert French. (1859). More suggestions re. layout of the biography.

ZCR 74/7 Letter: (Samuel Crompton) to Gilbert French. (1859) Information regarding Subscriptions.

ZCR 74/8 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 29 May 1859. Reference made to the Organ at Darwen; several "transactions" (loans) entered into by Samuel Crompton Snr. and contents of appendix of biography.

ZCR 74/9 Letter: Robert Cole, London, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 2 June 1859. Comments on portrait of Samuel Crompton Snr. and gives further information concerning Louis Paul.

ZCR 74/10 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 2 June 1859. Further information concerning the biography.

ZCR 74/11 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 8 June 1859. Mr. Heywood, "a J. P., Unitarical and almost a Radical, certainly a Tee-totaller" called to express his anger at Mr. Crook M.P's behaviour (he opposed the idea of any memorial to Samuel Crompton Snr.) and offers several donations as recompense.

ZCR 74/12 Letter: Gilbert French to Samuel Crompton. 9 June 1859. French believes that "Bolton is about to redeem itself", since others have agreed to follow Mr. Heywoods suggestions.

ZCR 74/13 Newspaper: Cutting. 4 June 1859. From "The Bolton Chronicle" - Article concerning the Crompton Memorial gives names and comments of those who attended the meeting (including comments of Mr. Crook. M. P.).

ZCR 74/14 Newspaper: Cutting: From "The Chronicle" - 11 June 1859. Article forwards matters which must be attended to before a Memorial to Samuel Crompton can be considered.

ZCR 74/15 Article. 11 June 1859 See also ZCR/74, No. 2 and ZCR/73, No. 9From "The Bowton Loominary" ----Article, written in Lancashire dialect entitled, "Th'Ballet" Advertisements includes one for "The Life and Times of Samuel Crompton".

ZCR 74/16 Letter: Gilbert French to Samuel Crompton. 11 June 1859. French has been asked to complete the biography - as it may help influence men in favour of a Memorial.

General Correspondence & Papers (1859)

ZCR 75/1 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. June 1859. Notes re publication of the biography and memorial to Samuel Crompton Snr.

ZCR 75/2 Newspaper Cutting: From "The Bolton Chronicle. 18 June 1859" Suggestion (and description) forwarded for the erection of a Statue to commemorate Crompton's invention. (cutting incomplete).

ZCR 75/3 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to W. Morton Manchester. 20 June 1859. Regarding the wood-cut of Hall'ith Wood.

ZCR 75/4 Letter: Engraving and Lithographic Establishment, Manchester, to Dr. Samuel Crompton, Cavendish Place. 21 June 1859. Regarding Wood - cut and photograph.

ZCR 75/5 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 21 June 1859. French suggests an engraving of a rich panel in the "Crompton Room" of Hall'ith Wood to be included in the biography.

ZCR 75/6 Letter: Selim Rothwell, the Strand, London, to (Samuel Crompton Esq.) 21 June 1859. Rothwell gives permission for a copy of his drawing of Hall'ith Wood to be used in the biography.

ZCR 75/7 Letter: Robert Cole, Portland Place, London, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 23 June 1859Cole has forwarded 100 facsimilies of a letter concerning (Louis) Paul to Mr. French.

ZCR75/8 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, To Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 24 June 1859. Further information on the layout of the biography; notes on the Pedigree and numbers of large copies available.

ZCR 75/9 Rough Draft: Of (preface) to the biography, as suggested by Samuel Crompton. 26 June 1859

ZCR 75/10 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 27 June 1859. French gives comments on suggestions forwarded in the above letter and forwards his own ideas on the content of the preface. Invitation to a meeting of the Historical Society forwarded to Crompton.

ZCR 75/11 Advertisement: For "The Life and Times of Samuel Crompton" June 1859. Seat to subscribers for order of the biography. Note on reverse.

ZCR 75/12 Letter: George Ormerod, Sedbury Park, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 2 July 1859. Offers his services re. Crompton Roll.

ZCR 75/13 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 4 July 1859. French tells of a "Sad Accident" which befell members of the Historical Society on their visit to his home.

ZCR 75/14 Letter: William Walker, Cavendish Square, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Cavendish Place, Manchester. 6 July 1859. Walker tells of the problems he has encountered in his attempts to have his print published by photograph.

ZCR 75/15 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 7 July 1859. French gives details of improvements made to the preface of the biography and wood-cut. Gives names of some subscribers.

ZCR 75/16 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 8 July 1859. French forwards an address in Scotland where he is staying for a rest.

ZCR 75/17 Advertisement and Form. 8 July 1859. (i) Description of a historical engraving of "Distinguished Men of Science".(ii) Subscription form to the above engraving (filled in by Gilbert French).

ZCR 75/18 Newspaper Cuttings. 1859. From "The Bolton Chronicle" ----(1) Advertisement re. "Trial of Cotton Gins", date of entry given.9 July 1859.(2) Article entitled "Trial of Cotton Gins"; name and place of origin of inventor, description of machine and its working.7 Sep. 1859.

ZCR 75/19 Letter: Robert Cole, London, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 11 July 1859. Gives thanks for portrait and information received.

ZCR 75/20 Newspaper Cutting: From "Botlon Chronicle" 9th July 1859. See ZCR/75 No. 13. Historic Society Excursion to Bolton and Rivington - Alarming Accident.

General Correspondence & Papers (1859)

ZCR 76/1 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 1859Re: Additions and alterations to the biography.

ZCR 76/2 Letter: W. Ward, Slough, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 18 Jul. 1859. Ward is to call on Crompton.

ZCR 76/3 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 21 Jul. 1859. Now the manuscript is complete, French finds lots of mistakes. Asks Crompton to check the subscription list for errors.

ZCR 76/4 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 29 Jul. 1859. French has selected a "rather smart uniform of green and gold for the books".

ZCR 76/5 Letter: B. Woodcroft, Sheffield, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 4 Aug. 1859. Thanks Crompton for the Memoir of Samuel Crompton Snr.

ZCR 76/6 Letter: Robert Cole, London, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 16 Aug. 1859. Forwards information on a George Crompton of St. Martin in the Field.

ZCR 76/7 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 23 Aug. 1859. Forwards a copy of the biography and relays his idea to send a copy (of the biography) to local newspapers.

ZCR 76/8 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 29 Aug. 1859. Copies have been sent to some local newspapers.

ZCR 76/9 Newspaper Cutting: From the "Manchester Guardian". 31 Aug 1859. Article concerning the publication of "The Life and Times of Samuel Crompton".

ZCR 76/10 Newspaper Cutting: From "The Bolton Chronicle" 1 Sep. 1859. Article published under the Literary Notice; a resume of French's biography.

ZCR 76/11 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 2 Sep. 1859. French forwards the information Crompton has asked for concerning his uncle and James Schofield, Police Officer No. 10.

ZCR 76/12 Notelet: With Gilbert French's Heading. n.d. "John Crompton188 Pitt Street Out of Lever St."

ZCR 76/13 Newspaper Cuttings. 3 Sep. 1859. Abstract from "The Manchester Examiner"------ Concerning Samuel Crompton's connections with the doctrines of Swedenborg and the New Jerusalem Church; and also his love of music. (Written by Mr. Dunckley). Two sheets.

ZCR 76/14 Newspaper Cutting. 3 Sep. 1859. Two pages, two copies. From "The Manchester Examiner and Times" - Article entitled "The Life and Times of Samuel Crompton" a history of the cotton trade and the impact of Crompton's invention (includes extracts from the biography by French.)

ZCR 76/15 Letter: Robert Cole, London, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 7 Sep. 1859. Cole has found the "indignant" letter written by Samuel Crompton Snr. to the Society of Arts.

General Correspondence & Papers (1859)

ZCR 77/1 Newspaper Article. 10 Sep. 1859. From "The Critic" Comments an criticisms of the biography by Gilbert French.

ZCR 77/2 Newspaper Cutting. 17 Sept. 1859. See also ZCR/76 (No. 10). From "The Bolton Chronicle" Continuation of resume of French's Work (with extracts from the biography).

ZCR 77/3 Newspaper Cutting. 17 Sep. 1859. From "The Liverpool Courier" Article entitled, "Richard Arkwright's Sly Visit to Crompton's House."

ZCR 77/4 Newspaper Article. 17 Sep. 1859. From "The Press" Extracts from the biography by French are criticised.

ZCR 77/5 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq. Manchester 28 Sep. 1859 French remarks on the criticisms he has aroused in the newspapers and is well pleased.

ZCR 77/6 Letter: Robert Cole, Portland Place, London, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Cavendish Place, Manchester. 3 Oct. 1859. Recounts events of past few days.

ZCR 77/7 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 4 Oct. 1859. An author and editor, John Timbs, request permission to use the photograph of Hall 'ith Wood in his work.

ZCR 77/8 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 7 Oct. 1859. Response of individuals to the biography relayed; Suggests future excursion with Mr. Cole.

ZCR 77/9 Letter: E. Linton, Bayswater, to Samuel Crompton Esq. Manchester (18 Oct) 1859. Linton sends thanks for a copy of the biography.

ZCR 77/10 Letter: C. Jones (for Gilbert French), Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 21 Oct 1859French is very ill and asks Crompton to attend a meeting of "influential Gentlemen" (re. Crompton memorial). Profit received from biography.

ZCR 77/11Newspaper Cutting. 22 Oct. 1859. From "The Athenaeum" Historical commentary on the cotton industry based on "The Life and Times of Samuel Crompton" by Gilbert French.

ZCR 77/12 Letter: C. Jones (for Gilbert French), Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 24 Oct. 1859French gives details of his health and that of Crompton's friend Mr. Schofield; comments on newspaper articles.

ZCR 77/13 Letter: James Schofield to (Gilbert French). 2 Oct. 1859. Note of thanks for a copy of the biography.

ZCR 77/14 Newspaper Cutting. 29 Oct. 1859. From "The Bolton Chronicle" Article concerning a meeting of the Bolton Mechanics Institution.

ZCR 77/15 Newspaper Cutting. 19 Nov. 1859. From "The Bury Guardian" ------Article entitled, "The Story of the Spinning Mule" with extracts from the biography written by Gilbert French.

General Correspondence & Papers (1859)

ZCR 78/1 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 25 Nov. 1859. Concerning second edition of the biography.

ZCR 78/2 Letter: Henry Ashworth, "The Oaks" to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 26 Nov. 1859. Gives name of writer who wrote article in "The Quarterly" concerning Samuel Crompton Snr.

ZCR 78/3 Letter: S. Smiles, Blackheath, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 28 Nov. 1859. Smiles arranges a meeting with Crompton to discuss the contents of his article.

ZCR 78/4 Letter: Henry Ashworth, "The Oaks", to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 29 Nov. 1859. Ashworth arranges a meeting of all three men.

ZCR 78/5 Letter: S. Smiles, Blackheath, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 30 Nov. 1859. Re. meeting with Crompton.

ZCR 78/6 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 30 Nov. 1859. Concerning the second copy of the biography - corrections to be made; date of publishing etc.

ZCR 78/7 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 5 Dec. 1859. French gives details of his failing health; additions to be made to the second edition of his work; and general news.

ZCR 78/8 Letter: S. Smiles, Blackheath, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 7 Dec. 1859. Smiles outlines the aims of his article.

ZCR 78/9 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 8 Dec. 1859. Concerning matters connected with the biography.

ZCR 78/10 Letter: (Copy) Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester, to Gilbert French, Bolton. 9 Dec. 1859. Crompton accepts French's idea to dedicate the second edition of the biography to him.

ZCR 78/11 Newspaper: Cutting. 10 Dec. 1859. From "The Bolton Chronicle" Article entitled, "Lecture at the Mechanics Institution, by T. Bazley Esq., M. P. Concerning the Barton Aqueduct.

ZCR 78/12 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 10 Dec. 1859. French is to ask "Dobson and Barlow" to send a drawing of a mule for publication in the biography.

ZCR 78/13 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 16 Dec. 1859. Communication has been received from a Reverend Samuel Gilbert Crompton, of Carlton Selby.

ZCR 78/14 Letter: (Extract) Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester to Gilbert French, Bolton. 15 Dec. 1859. Gives information of family members which may be related to Rev. Samuel Gilbert Crompton.

ZCR 78/15 Letter: F. B. Raines, Milnrow Parsonage, Rochdale, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 17 Dec. 1859. Raines gives names and particulars of members of the Crompton family he has amassed in the compilation of his own Crompton Pedigree.

General Correspondence & Papers (1859)

ZCR 79/1 Letter: George Ormerod, Sedbury Park, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Cavendish Place, Manchester. 17 Dec. 1859. Ormerod is unable to furnish any further information concerning the Crompton Pedigree.

ZCR 79/2 Letter: S. Smiles, Blackheath, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester . 20 Dec. 1859. Smiles has completed his article but without the inclusion of the statistics he amassed.

ZCR 79/3 Report: The Churchwarden's Offices, Fountain Street, Manchester to (Samuel Crompton). 31 Dec. 1859. Progress of the restoration of the Cathedral and Parish Church of Manchester. Names of subscribers given.

ZCR 79/4 Newspaper: Cutting. 1859. Article entitled, "The Perils and the Reward of an Inventor". Concerns Crompton's experiences.

ZCR 79/5 Newspaper: Cutting. 1859. Two pages (From "The Scotsman?") ----Criticism of French's biography.

ZCR 79/6 Newspaper: Cutting. (1859)Two pages (Source Unknown) ----Passage aimed at showing "How general among his contemporaries, and in certain circles how powerful, was the feeling of the injustice with which he had been treated".

General Correspondence & Papers (1860)

ZCR 80/1 Letter: William Slater, King Street Works, Bolton, to Gilbert French, Bolton. 6 Jan. 1860. Slater has prepared drawings of the mules as requested; list of subscribers to Crompton memorial (ie Statue).

ZCR 80/2 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Cavendish Place, Manchester . 17 Jan. 1860. Concerning prints and drawings of the old mule.

ZCR 80/3 Letter: S. Smiles, Blackheath, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 18 Jan. 1860. Smiles sends a copy of his article.

ZCR 80/4 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton, Manchester. 19 Jan. 1860. Re. points concerning the biography.

ZCR 80/5 Letter: Rev. A. Cassels, Batley Vicarage, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 21 Jan. 1860. Refers Crompton to a new Quarterly Review.

ZCR 80/6 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 22 Jan. 1860. French asks for particulars of Pedigree (and other information) to add to the biography.

ZCR 80/7 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Stockbridge House, Uliverstone. 24 Jan. 1860 The manuscript second Edition has been completed; forwards Mr. Simms' ideas re. the Pedigree. Sends wishes for Crompton's recovery from illness.

ZCR 80/8 Letter: Rev. A. Cassels, Batley Vicarage, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Ulverstone . 28 Jan. 1860. Gives thanks for loan of portrait and watch (of Samuel Crompton Snr.) and relates interest shown in lectures given on the history of the mule.

ZCR 80/9 Newspaper: Cutting. 28 Jan. 1860. From "The Dewsbury Reporter" Concerning a Lecture given to the Dewsbury Mechanics Institute by Rev. A. Cassels concerning the life and times of Samuel Crompton.

ZCR 80/10 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester 1 Feb. 1860French suggest engravings to be made of both old and modern mules for inclusion in the biography.

ZCR 80/11 Letter: B. Woodcroft, Great Seal Patent Office, London, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester 3 Feb. 1860. B. Woodcroft asks for a copy of Samuel Crompton Snr.'s Autograph.

ZCR 80/12 Newspaper: Cutting: From, "The Dewsbury Reporter" 4 Feb. 1860. See also No. 9. Notes on Cassel's lecture

ZCR 80/13 Letter: Rev. A. Cassels, Batley Vicarage, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 6 Feb. 1860. Re. engraving and article in "The Dewbury Reporter".

ZCR 80/14 Leaflet: Entitled, "New Public Institute". 10 Feb. 1860. 4 Copies. Thomas Holden, President of the Bolton Mechanics Institution, forwards his aims and ideas re. the erection of a memorial to Samuel Crompton, the inventor.

General Correspondence & Papers (1860)

ZCR 81/1 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq. Manchester. 10 Feb. 1860. Several people have examined the mule and say that other "contrivances" made since are to be found in Crompton's Mule

ZCR 81/2 Newspaper: Cutting. 11 Feb. 1860. From, "The Bolton Guardian" ----Letter (written by Thomas Holden) outlining proposals to set up a public institute which will benefit all classes of people.

ZCR 81/3 Newspaper: Cutting. 11 Feb. 1860. From, "The Bolton Guardian" ----Comments in response to the above letter.

ZCR 81/4 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 14 Feb. 1860. French encloses an account sheet, Dr. S. and John Crompton in account with G. I. French."

ZCR 81/5 Letter: (Samuel Crompton) to Gilbert French. (1860)Gives an account of relationship between Crompton and Robert Peel; note on the number of sons he had.

ZCR 81/6 Letter: S. Smiles, Blackheath, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 20 Feb. 1860. Smiles asks for further information about Mr. Pilkington since reference to his gentleman in his article has been met with an angry reception.

ZCR 81/7 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 21 Feb. 1860. Concerning comments made about Major Pilkington in French's biography.

ZCR 81/8 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 22 Feb. 1860. Gilbert has discovered that Davis Giddy, M.P. and Davis Gilbert P.R.S. were the same man. Two post-scripts attached re. subscribers.

ZCR 81/9 Letter: S. C. (Samuel Crompton Esq.) to S. Smiles. 22 Feb. 1860. Regarding information on Major Pilkington; sends manuscript of notes taken during and interview with Lord Bexley (27 Dec. 1825) to prove his point; notes on Peel.

ZCR 81/10 Letter: B. Woodcroft, Great Seal Patent Office, London to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 22 Feb. 1860. Re. autograph and examination of Peel's will.

ZCR 81/11 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 22 Feb. 1860. French has taken a copy of the Manchester Seal.

ZCR 81/12 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 24 Feb. 1860Thanks for information forwarded.

ZCR 81/13 Letter: J. Pilkington to S. Smiles, 20 Feb. 1860. Re. comments made in Smiles' article concerning Major Pilkington.

ZCR 81/ 14Letter: B. Woodcroft, London, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 27 Feb. 1860. Particulars of the will of the first Sir Robert Peel.

ZCR 81/15 Letter: S. Smiles, Blackheath, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 27 Feb. & 1 Mar. 1860. Re. letters from members of the Pilkington family. Crompton answers on reverse re. Peel's will and adds his own comments.

ZCR 81/16 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 28 Feb. 1860. Thanks Crompton for use of notes of Mr. Brown's interview with Lord Bexley.

ZCR 81/17 Letter: B. Vincent, The Royal Institution of Great Britain, London to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 28 Feb. 1860. Concerning Haydon's book.

ZCR 81/18 Letter: B. Woodcroft, London, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 29 Feb. 1860Woodcroft gives details of legacies left by Sir Robert Peel to his children and of charitable bequests. (Extract from Crompton's reply added).

General Correspondence & Papers (1860)

ZCR 82/1 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Cavendish Place, Manchester. 29 Feb. 1860. Comments on action taken by Miss Pilkington (re. her father); note (by Samuel Crompton Jnr.) on this affair attached.

ZCR 82/2 Note: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 1 Mar. 1860. Miss Pilkington has decided to take no further action.

ZCR 82/3 Letter: B. Woodcroft, Great Seal Patent Office, London, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 6 Mar. 1860. Concerning the portrait of Samuel Crompton (the inventor) in possession of Mrs. Kennedy.

ZCR 82/4 Letter: B. Woodcroft, London, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 9 Mar. 1860. Re. copies of photographs of various inventors.

ZCR 82/5 Letter: Henry Ashworth, "The Oaks", to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 10 Mar. 1860. Concerning portraits sent to Ashworth and his involvement with the Ten Hours Bill.

ZCR 82/6 Letter: B. Woodcroft, London, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 12 Mar. 1860. Regarding prints and engravings; Woodcroft speaks of writing a brief account of Samuel Crompton Snr.'s life.

ZCR 82/7 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 24 Mar. 1860. General information.

ZCR 82/8 Letter: B. Woodcroft, London, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 14 Apr. 1860Particulars of engravings being made for Woodcroft given.

ZCR 82/9 Letter: Gilbert French, Isle of Cumbrae, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester. 7 May 1860. French has removed to Scotland in order to improve his health; he relates his experiences there.

ZCR 82/10 Letter: Gilbert French, Bolton, to Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester (1860). French has almost finished the second edition and feels it may affect opinion on the question of a memorial.

ZCR 82/11 Newspaper Cutting: From "The Manchester Examiner and Times". 24 Jul. 1860. Article based on a publication, "A Sketch of the Life and Character of Sir Robert Peel," by Sir Lawrence Peel.

ZCR 82/12 Newspaper Cutting. From "The Bolton Chronicle" 1 Sep. 1860. Details of events of a meeting held to determine the best mode "of perpetuating and honouring the name of that distinguished man, Samuel Crompton". Arguments forwarding in support of various suggestions.

ZCR 82/13 Newspaper Cutting: From, "The Bolton Guardian"). 1 Sep. 1860. Passage in support of the decision to erect a statue to commemorate Samuel Crompton (the inventor).

ZCR 82/14 Newspaper Cutting: From, "The Bolton Chronicle". 1 Sep. 1860. Article suggesting a general appeal (rather than a local appeal) for contributions towards the erection of a statue.

ZCR 82/15 Newspaper Cutting: From, "The Bolton Chronicle". 1 Sep. 1860. List of names of subscribers (and amounts given) towards erecting a statue to the memory of Samuel Crompton.

ZCR 82/16 Note: Extract from a letter from Mr. J. Timbs, London to Mr. G. French. 1859. Comments on the collection of portraits of "great men" and their works at the Patents Museum.

ZCR 82/17 Notes. Undated. To the Editor of the Manchester Guardian from Dr. Samuel Crompton. Suggests that a suitable memorial to Dr. Dalton would be a scientific teaching institution, and agrees amongst an endowed professorship.

General Correspondence & Papers (1860)

ZCR 83/1 Newspaper: Cutting. 8 Sep. 1860. From, "The Bolton Chronicle" Obituary on the death of John Moore Esq., Surgeon.

ZCR 83/2 Newspaper: Cuttings. 8 Sep. 1860. From, "The Bolton Guardian" and (The Bolton Chronicle)" ----Both tell of the considerable amount of money already raised towards the cost of the Crompton Statue.

ZCR 83/3 Newspaper: Cutting. 8 Sep. 1860. From, "The Bolton Chronicle" ----List of subscriptions towards the cost of a Statue of Samuel Crompton.

ZCR 83/4 Newspaper: Cutting. 15 Sep. 1860. From, "The Bolton Chronicle" ----Article entitled, "Mr. Coxwell's Balloon"; the failure of an ascent at the Agricultural Show will be made up by one at the inauguration of Crompton's statue.

ZCR 83/5 Newspaper: Cuttings. 19 Oct. 1860. From, "The Bolton Chronicle" ----Lists of further subscriptions; name of Sculptor given.

ZCR 83/6 Newspaper: Cuttings. 20 Oct. 1860. From, "The Bolton Chronicle" ----Article concerning the selection of an artist to design the Crompton Statue.

ZCR 83/7 Newspaper: Cuttings. 27 Oct. 1860. From, "The Bolton Chronicle" ----(1) "The Crompton Statue - Marble or Bronze?" - argument forwarded in favour of marble.(2) "Crompton Memorial Statue: Interview with the Sculptor" - particulars of style and position discussed.

ZCR 83/8 Newspaper: Cutting. (1860). From, "The Manchester Examiner and Times" ----Article concerning a public meeting held to discuss the erection of a statue (materials to be used, cost etc.)

ZCR 83/9 Newspaper: Cutting. (1860). Passage in support of a statue from local contributions.

ZCR 83/10 Newspaper: Extract from, "Mechanics' Magazine" (1860)Cutting: Concerns the life and times of Henry Cort; the impact of his invention, lack of remuneration etc.

ZCR 83/11 Letter: Samuel Crompton Esq., Manchester, to (Mr. Cassels). 10 Nov. 1860. Crompton forwards the merits and morals of his grandfather's life and experiences, "had he lived in ancient Greece he would have been worshipped".

General Correspondence & Papers (1862)

ZCR 84/1 Newspaper Cutting. 4 Oct. 1862. From, the "Illustrated London News" - Article on the inauguration of the Crompton Statue; print of an engraving of the Hall 'ith Wood attached.

ZCR 84/2 Pamphlet (Sep.) 18622. Copies"Inauguration of the Crompton Statue" -Information concerning; the procession; musical performances; fireworks display; plan.

ZCR 84/3 Newspaper Supplement. 24 Sep. 1862. From, "The Bolton Guardian" -"History of the Movement for Raising a Statue to Samuel Crompton, with an abridged account of his life."

Biographic details of Samuel Crompton (Inventor of the Mule)

ZCR 85/1 Note: Dr. S. Crompton to (G. French) (1855) Concerning proposed portrait of Sam Crompton at Hall 'ith Wood.

ZCR 85/2 List: List of Fishers' Popular Portraits (1860) Includes Samuel Crompton.

ZCR 85/3 Note: Dr. S. Crompton to n.d. Notes on proposed picture of great, mechanical inventors in 1807 for the Royal Institution; Samuel Crompton included.

ZCR 85/4 Letter: Dr. S. Crompton to (G. French) n.d. Dr. Crompton suggests that Samuel Crompton's real enemy was Sir Robert Peel concerning the petition.

ZCR 85/5 Letter: Mr. John Timbs, 88 Hoare Street, London to G. French, Bolton 5 Oct. 1859 Expresses his support for a memorial to Samuel Crompton.

ZCR 85/6 Notes: (Dr. S. Crompton) n.d. Brief history of Sam. Crompton.

ZCR 85/7 Note: Dr. S. Crompton n.d. Concerns the invention of the 'Mule' and its effect.

ZCR 85/8 Note: Dr. S. Crompton n.d. Brief history of Samuel Crompton.

ZCR 85/9 Note: Dr. S. Crompton n.d. List of dates & important events re. Samuel Crompton.

Lancaster & Bayliffe wills

ZCR 86/1 Will: Last will & Testament of Thomas Lancaster of Newington Place Surrey n.d Refers to Nancy Bayliffe as "my relation".

ZCR 86/2 Will: Last will & Testament of Nancy Baylieff of Blackburn. (née Lancaster, Aunt of Sarah Lancaster, first wife of George Crompton). 4 Sep. 1803.

ZCR 86/3 Note: Details of the Irving Tombstone in Blackburn Parish Church. Copied May 1927.

Extracts from books and papers (1825-1858)

ZCR 87/1 Note: Alison "Europe" p. 158 (n.) 1853. Explains the importance of Samuel Crompton's invention.

ZCR 87/2 Note: G. de Lardner. "Lancastrie" n.d. Various quotes on human thought.

ZCR 87/3 Note: G. Dodds. "Textile Manufacturers of Great Britain" (pub. C. Knight and Company) pages 33 and 35 n.d. References to Samuel Crompton's Mule Jenny.

ZCR 87/4 Note: J. R. McCulloch. "Description and latest account of British Empire". Vol. 1. p. 673. 1854. Cotton manufacture, import and export figures.

ZCR 87/5 Note: Henry Ince M.A. "Outlines of English History" (pub Gilbert Paternoster Road). 1858. Stresses the importance of Watt's, Hargreaves's and Crompton's inventions to the Nation during the Napoleonic Wars.

ZCR 87/6 Note: Thomas Carliyle. "History of Frederick II" Vol. 1. p. 17. n.d. Possible reference to the treatment received by Samuel Crompton ever his invention.

ZCR 87/7 Note: Maria Edgeworth. "Harry and Lucy". Vol. 1. p.p. 172-173. Pub. 1825. Extract makes a disparaging remark on Crompton's invention.

ZCR 87/8 Note: J. Spedding "Letters and Life of Lord Bacon" Vol. IV. p. 115. Pub. 1858. Bacon's comments on the debt owed by the world to mechanical inventions.

ZCR 87/9 Note: Custine. "Russia". 1854. Remarks on the importance of machines in England.

ZCR 87/10 Note: Dufay and Company Article in Manchester Guardian. 3 Feb. 1857. Great increase in Cotton Manufacture in other countries and the effect upon Great Britain.

ZCR 87/11 Note: F. Bacon "Essays." n.d. Knowledge of ordnance in India.

ZCR 87/12 Letter: John Kennedy to Hon. E. & Stanley, MP. extract, Copies from Egerton M/S 2409, p130. n.d.

ZCR 87/13 Notes: Dr Samuel Crompton on Russian Empire Copy of Egerton M/S. 2409, p132n.d.

Medical papers and recipes (1860)

ZCR 88/1 Report: The Secretary, Royal Manchester Institution, to Dr. Samuel Crompton. 27 Jan. 1860 Report of annual meeting; Dr. Crompton elected President for 1860.

ZCR 88/2 Draft: Article by Dr. Samuel Crompton. 28 Feb. 1859. Suggestions for the more effectual prevention of Small Pox." Proof attached.

ZCR 88/3 Recipe: Red Dye. n.d.

ZCR 88/4 Recipe: For making Oil from Sheep's feet (written by Betty Crompton). n.d. 2 Copies

ZCR 88/5 Recipe: Various cake recipes. n.d.

ZCR 88/6 Recipe: To make good ink (Thomas Horrocks). n.d.

Miscellaneous Papers & Correspondence belonging to Dr. Samuel Crompton

ZCR 89/1 Note: Dr. S. Crompton. n.d. Thoughts on "Tubal Cain" and other inventions.

ZCR 89/2 Note: Dr. S, Crompton. n.d. Notes on Columbus and other explorers.

ZCR 89/3 Note: Dr. S. Crompton. n.d Queries on the pedigrees of Soloman etc.

ZCR 89/4 List: Samuel Crompton Snr. n.d. Details of household goods.

ZCR 89/5 List: Samuel Crompton Snr. n.d. Cost of tools.

ZCR 89/6 List: (Samuel Crompton Snr.). n.d. Details of furniture and values.

ZCR 89/7 Letter: Sender unknown. n.d. Family letter.

ZCR 89/8 List: price list. n.d.

ZCR 89/9 List: Samuel Crompton Snr. n.d. Buildings at Whitehall Bleach Works?

ZCR 89/10 Note: George Crompton, Ewood Mill, Over Darwen. n.d. Sketches and calculations.

ZCR 89/11 Poster: "Grand Mechanical Exhibition, Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly" n.d. Patent Signal Telegraph.

ZCR 89/12 Table: Leeds, Liverpool and Lancaster Canal. n.d. Distances from Liverpool to Leeds and other places on the Canal.

ZCR 89/13 Circular: "B. Goodfellow's Patent Self-Adjusting Metallic Spring Pistons". n.d.

ZCR 89/14 List: "Licenced Goods allowed to be imported to the Isle of Man (George Crompton's handwriting). n.d.

ZCR 89/15 Sketch: Machinery (possibly a water-wheel). n.d.

ZCR 89/16 List: Household goods; gives address of Edward Francis Woods (George Crompton's nephew). n.d

ZCR 89/17 List: (Samuel Crompton). n.d. Rates of pay of various tradesmen.

ZCR 89/18 List: Of herbs and chemicals. n.d.

ZCR 89/19 Map: (G. Crompton). n.d. Sketch of works at Over Darwen?

ZCR 89/20 Note: Address of Moses Scott (headed "Grandfather"). n.d.

ZCR 89/21 List: Of names and occupations. n.d.

ZCR 89/22 Extract: From, "The Manchester Guardian" 6 March 1859. n.d. Concerning John Walker, the inventor of Lucifer Matches.

ZCR 89/23 Note: Dr. S. Crompton, to Gilbert French. n.d. On numbers of spindles used in the United Kingdom.

ZCR 89/24 Note: Taken by Dr. S. Crompton, from the American Literary Gazette. n.d. "Counting a Billion".

ZCR 89/25 Note: Written by Dr. S. Crompton. n.d. Concerning the principles of the Roman Catholic Church.

Commemorative Tablets for Samuel Crompton and Richard Arkwright

ZCR 90/1 Photographs. n.d. (a) "Firwood Fold", Crompton's birthplace. (b) 17 King Street, house where Crompton died.

ZCR 90/2 Letter: T. Midgley, Chadwick Museum, to S. Parker, Town Clerk, Bolton. 24 Dec. 1926. Buildings in Bolton associated with persons or events of national interest.

ZCR 90/3 Letter: S. Parker to T. Midgley. 28 Dec. 1926. Thanks for information forwarded.

ZCR 90/4 Minute: General Purposes Sub-Committee, Bolton. 15 Feb. 1927. Re. inscriptions on monuments.

ZCR 90/5 Letter: S. Parker to T. Midgley. n.d. Request for inscription.

ZCR 90/6 Letter: T. Midgley to S. Parker. 11 Apr. 1927. Encloses two inscriptions.

ZCR 90/7 Letter: T. Midgley to R. A. Arkwright, Broadway, Worcestershire. 11 Apr. 1927. Asks for information concerning Sir Richard.

ZCR 90/8 Letter: S. Parker to T. Midgley. 9 Apr. 1927. Encloses letter from D. Brownlie enquiring about Benjamin Hick's dispensary.

ZCR 90/9 Letter: T. Midgley to S. Parker. 11 Apr. 1927. Details of Benjamin Hick's dispensary in Nelson Square.

ZCR 90/10 Letter: R. A. Arkwright to T. Midgley. 16 Apr. 1927. Details of Sir Richard Arkwright.

ZCR 90/11 Letter: T. Midgley to R. A. Arkwright. 18 Apr. 1927. Details of commemorative tablet.

ZCR 90/12 Letter: R. A. Arkwright to T. Midgley. 22 Apr. 1927. Agrees to the proposed inscription.

ZCR 90/13 Letter: T. Midgley to S. Parker. 19 Apr. 1927. Alteration of date for incription.

ZCR 90/14 Letter: S. Parker to T. Midgley. 21 Apr. 1927. Requests information about "Oldhams"

ZCR 90/15 Letter: T. Midgley to S. Parker. 22 Apr. 1927. States which part of "Oldhams" was occupied by the Crompton family.

ZCR 90/16 Letter: T. Midgley to S. Parker. 23 Apr. 1927. Confirmation of dates concerning "Oldhams".

ZCR 90/17 Letter: S. Parker to T. Midgley. Apr. 1927Thanks to Midgley for information supplied.

'Crompton's clock'

ZCR 91/1 Letter: Miss Beatrice Blair, Cuckfield, Sussex to Miss A. Barlow, Edgeworth. 21 June 1927. Explains how the "Crompton" Clock came into the possession of the Blair family.

ZCR 91/2 Letter: Miss Barlow to T. Midgley. 23 June 1927. Suggests that Miss Blair might donate the clock to the Hall ith Wood Museum.

ZCR 91/3 Letter: T. Midgley Chadwick Museum to Miss Barlow. 24 June 1927. Thanks Miss Barlow for information about the clock

ZCR 91/4 Letter: T. Midgley to Miss F. B. Blair. 24 June 1927. Details of the auction sale of Samuel Crompton's effects.

ZCR 91/5 Postcard: Miss Barlow to T. Midgley. 25 June 1927. Concerning the clock.

ZCR 91/6 Letter: Miss F. B. Blair to T. Midgley. 25 June 1927. Explains how the clock came into the possession of the Blair Family.

ZCR 91/7 Letter: T. Midgley to Miss Barlow, Edgeworth. 27 June 1927. Miss Blair to bequeath the clock to Bolton Corporation

ZCR 91/8 Letter: T. Midgley to Miss. F. B. Blair. 1 July 1927. Suggests that the Clock be displayed at Hall ith Wood.

ZCR 91/9 Postcard: Miss F. B. Blair, Cuckfield to T. Midgley. 12 July 1927. The clock is to be cleaned and it is hoped that a makers name will be found.

ZCR 91/10 Note: T. Midgley. 29 July 1927. Gives details of interview with Miss. Barlow concerning Crompton's Clock.

ZCR 91/11 Letter: Miss E. Harrison to T. Midgley. 9 Jan. 1934. Asks where the clock should be sent.

ZCR 91/12 Letter: T. Midgley to Miss E. Harrison. 11 Jan. 1934. Request for Crompton's Clock.

ZCR 91/13 Cutting: Bolton Evening News - article about Crompton's Clock. 2 Feb. 1934.

ZCR 91/14 Extracts. 1841-1870. (a) Bolton Chronicle - Biographical notes on Stephen Blair esq. Mill Hill House.9 Jul. 1870. (b) Bolton Chronicle - Obituary notice for Harrison Blair esq. 22 Jan. 1870. (c) Bolton Directory - Private & Business addresses of Stephen and Harrison Blair. 1841.

ZCR 91/15 Letter: T. Midgley to Col. J. W. Slater, Dunscar. 8 Feb. 1934. Encloses copies of letters from Miss Beatrice Blair re.Long-Cased Clock.

ZCR 91/16 Letter: T. Midgley, Chadwick Museum to Miss E. Harrison, Horeham Road, Sussex. 15 Feb. 1934Letter of thanks for Long-Cased Clock believed to be Samuel Crompton's.

ZCR 91/17 Note: Britten: "Old Clocks and Watches". pp. 572-574. 3 Mar. 1934. Description of clocks made about 1780, Skeggs & Emery.

Cromptons of Breightmet (1841-1859)

ZCR 92/1 Letter: George Ormerod, (The Historian of Cheshire) Shedbury Park, Chepstow to Dr. Samuel Crompton, Groverner Street, Manchester. 4 Nov. 1841. Encloses notes on the Pedigree of the Lancashire Cromptons.

ZCR 92/2 Letter: George Ormerod to Dr. Samuel Crompton. 8 Feb. 1842. Suggests the Cromptons of Breightmet could be traced back "To the time of Mary". Comments on the problems caused by many people of the same name.

ZCR 92/3 Letter: George Ormerod to Dr. Samuel Crompton. 26 Dec. 1843. Shows connection between the Levers and the Cromptons by the Christian name Alexander which is "rare amongst Cromptons."

ZCR 92/4 Letter: George Ormerod to Dr. Samuel Crompton. 16 Jan. 1844. Gives his opinion on a Silver cup sent by Crompton. Also speaks of his "Crompton collection."

ZCR 92/5 Letter: Thos. Hibbert Ware, Harcourt Buildings, Middle Temple to Dr. Samuel Crompton ----  ZCR/92/5  16 May. 1844Gives an opinion on the Breaghmore Wheeler Cup and encloses a pedigree of the Crompton of Hacking.

ZCR 92/6 Letter: Thos. Hibbert Ware to Dr. Samuel Crompton. 14 Apr. 1844. Suggest a connection between the Cromptons of Bury, Breightmet and Prestolee. Gives extracts from letters and wills.

ZCR 92/7 Letter: George Ormerod to Dr. Samuel Crompton. 28 Jun. 1859. Discusses W. R. Crompton's pedigree roll.

ZCR 92/8 Notes: (See No. 6 above) T. Hibbert Ware. n.d. 5 Pages. Details of Lomax and Crompton tombstones in Bolton Church Yard.

ZCR 92/9 Note: List of baptisms. n.d. Cromptons of Breightmet.

ZCR 82/10 Note: T. Hibbert Ware. n.d. Details from Prestwich Church.

ZCR 92/11 Note: Dr. Samuel Crompton. n.d. List of buriels.

ZCR 92/12 Note: List of names. "(Kay of Bury)" n.d.

ZCR 92/13 Extract: Ormerod's "Lancashire Civil War Tracts" p.p. 344-5. n.d. Details of the widespread Crompton family in Prestwich parish.

ZCR 92/14 Pedigrees: Drawn up by George Ormerod. 27 May 1841. 3 Pages. Extracts from various sources substantiating pedigrees.

ZCR 92/15 Pedigrees. 1841. Drawn up by George Ormerod ----(a) Cromptons of Crompton, (b) Cromptons of Prestolee, (c) Cromptons of Hacking and Breightmet, (d) Joshua Crompton of Heaton Gate and Pilkington,(e) Cromptons of Breightmet, (f) Cromptons of Breightmet and Derby, (g) Cromptons of Bedford Grange (Leigh Parish), (h) Cromptons of Farnworth, (i) Cromptons of Driffield and Litherland, (j) Cromptons of Stafford Priory and Stone Abbey, later of Chester.

ZCR 92/16 Sketch: Pencil sketch of coat of arms. n.d.

ZCR 92/17 Pedigree: Drawn up by George Ormerod. 1842. Bartons of Smithills in Bolton Parish.

Cromptons of Tonge (1775-1846)

ZCR 93/1 Note: Details of Sarah Lancaster, first wife of George Crompton. n.d.

ZCR 93/2 Certificate: Jno. Mangnall, Parish Clerk, Bolton-le-Moors. 31 Mar. 1823. Certificate of George Crompton's Baptism.

ZCR 93/3 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Grovesnor Street, Manchester to his uncle George Crompton, Fearnhurst House, Blackburn. 23 Aug. 1831. Various queries regarding George Crompton of Tonge (died 1753) and others.

ZCR 93/4 Abstract: Thos. Darwell, Manchester. 13 Jan. 1843. Abstract of the wills of Alexander Crompton and his wife Jennett.

ZCR 93/5 Note: Dr. Samuel Crompton. (9 Dec. 1606). From Bury Church Register concerning George Crompton and Allis Warburton

ZCR 93/6 Letter: Thos. Hibbert Ware, Harcourt Buildings, Inner Temple to Dr. Samuel Crompton. 26 Mar. 1844. Notes concerning the Crompton's of Tonge, Lever and Oldham.

ZCR 93/7 Letter: Thos. Donning Hibbert, Everton to Dr. Samuel Crompton. 4 Oct. 1844. T. Hibbert Ware has gone to Canada; some details of the Crompton's of Hacking.

ZCR 93/8 Pedigree: T. Hibbert Ware to Dr. Samuel Crompton. 19 Oct. 1846. Results of search at Bolton Register.

ZCR 93/9 Note. 5 Sep. 1827. George Crompton, Over Darwen - (a) List of papers & Books sent to James Crompton. See also ZCR/46. (b) Detail from tombstones in Bolton Churchyard.

ZCR 93/10 Pedigree: Dr. Samuel Crompton. n.d. Alexander Crompton of Tonge (died 1631).

ZCR 93/11 Pedigree: Dr. Samuel Crompton. n.d. descendants of Alexander Crompton of Tonge.

ZCR 93/12 Note: Dr. Samuel Crompton. n.d. Details of Samuel Crompton, inventor of the "Mule".

ZCR 93/13 Statement: (Samuel Crompton, Inventor, regarding the will of his Aunt Elisabeth Crompton. n.d. Concerning a codicil to the Will affecting his sister Margaret.

ZCR 93/14 Note: Details of two children to whom George Crompton of Tonge was God father. (1756)

ZCR 93/15 Booklet: George Crompton, Over Darwen. n.d. Details of his father's (Samuel Crompton the Inventor) pedigree.

ZCR 93/16 Pedigree. n.d. George Crompton, Over Darwen - Details of Samuel Crompton's Parents pedigrees: (a) George Crompton of Tonge (b) Elisabeth (Betty) Holt of Turton.

ZCR 93/17 Booklet: George Crompton, Over Darwen. 1775 Pedigree of George Crompton of Tonge and his descendants.

ZCR 93/18 Note: (George Crompton). Undated. Details of his fathers family.

Letters in shorthand (1814-1927)

ZCR 94/1 Letter: T. Midgley, Chadwick Museum to the Editor, "Bolton Evening News". 27 Apr. 1927. Asks for assistance in deciphering the Shorthand letters.

ZCR 94/2 Note: George Crompton (Over Darwen). n.d. Notes in Shorthand.

ZCR 94/3 Note: Dr. Samuel Crompton. n.d. Alphabet in Shorthand.

ZCR 94/4 Letter: Thomas Smallwood, Milk Street, London, to (George Crompton, Over Darwen). 10 Aug. 1814. (In Shorthand) Corrections to Shorthand work. Longhand transcript attached.

ZCR 94/5 Letter: Thomas Smallwood to (George Crompton). 17 Aug. 1814. (In Shorthand) Concerning settlement of a debt. Longhand transcript attached.

ZCR 94/6 Letter: George Crompton, London, to -. 6 Sep. 1814. (In Shorthand) Tells how Crompton lost and found his £5 note. Longhand transcript attached.

ZCR 94/7 Letter: J. Nightingale, London to George Crompton, Bolton le Moors. 16 Nov. 1814. See ZCR/29. Family gossip; general enquires, Letter combines. Longhand and Shorthand; transcript attached.

ZCR 94/8 Advertisement: Written on paper addressed to George Crompton, Belle Sauvage Yard. (Aug. 1814). (In Shorthand) Nurse maid wanted.

ZCR 94/9 Note: Dr. Samuel Crompton. 1852. (In Shorthand) Note in early Pitman Script.

ZCR 94/10 Note: Abstract from "The History of Shorthand" by Sir Isaac Pitman. 4 Nov. 1927. Details of John Byrom's life and his system of Shorthand.

ZCR 94/11 Note: T. Midgley. (1927). Details of Joseph Nightingale's life and system of shorthand.

ZCR 94/12 Note: List of authors of stenography. (1927)

ZCR 94/13 Note: Blair's system of Shorthand. (1927)

ZCR 94/14 Note: List of authors of stenography (1602 - 1795). (1927).

ZCR 94/15 Letter: T. Midgley to B. Farrington, Meal House Lane, Bolton. 7 Nov. 1927. Returns shorthand book.

ZCR 94/16 Letter: T. Midgley to the Editor, "Bolton Evening News". 14 Nov. 1927. Encloses and article on early shorthand systems and their connections with the Crompton family.

ZCR 94/17 Letter: The Editor, "Bolton Evening News" to T. Midgley. 15 Nov. 1927. Thanks Midgley for the article.

Mr. Walter Crompton of Astley Bridge (1872-1928)

ZCR 95/1 Letter: T. Midgley, Chadwick Museum to Walter Crompton, I Belmont Road. 9 Mar 1926. Asks Crompton to call and discuss pedigree with him.

ZCR 95/2 Letter: Arthur Rushton, Heaton Cemetery to T. Midgley. n.d. Particulars of the grave of Wilmer Crompton.

ZCR 95/3 Notes: W. Crompton to T. Midgley. Apr. 1926. Discussion of Crompton Pedigree.

ZCR 95/4 Notes. 1926. From Tonge Cemetery - (a) Copy of lettering on John Crompton's grave. (2. Q. 4). 16 Mar. 1926. (b) Particulars of Interments in Crompton's grave.7 May 1926.

ZCR 95/5 Postcard. Mrs. W. Crompton to T, Midgley. 4 May 1926. Postcard commemorating Samuel Crompton the Inventor.

ZCR 95/6 Letter: T. Midgley to Mrs. W. Crompton. 12 May 1926. Asks for parentage of Bertha, Florence & Thomas Randall.

ZCR 95/7 Letter: Mrs. W. Crompton to T. Midgley. 13 May 1926. Believes the Randall children are John Crompton's great grand children.

ZCR 95/8 Letter: T. Midgley to Mrs. W. Crompton. 14 May 1926. Ask for information re. Morris family and John Crompton's family.

ZCR 95/9 Letter: Mrs. W. Crompton to T. Midgley. May 1926. Says Agnes Morris lived for some time with her grandfather, John Crompton.

ZCR 95/10 Letter: T. Midgley to Mrs. W. Crompton. 26 Mar. 1927. Query concerning Mrs. Dawson.

ZCR 95/11 Letter: Mrs. W. Crompton to T. Midgley. 20 May 1926. Details of the children of Samuel Crompton, the Inventor, and the Randall family.

ZCR 95/12 Letter: Mrs. W. Crompton to T. Midgley. 28 Mar. 1927. Details of the Dawson family.

ZCR 95/13 Letter: T. Midgley to Mrs. W. Crompton. 28 Mar. 1927. Concerning his searches in the Parish Registers.

ZCR 95/14 Letter: Mrs. W. Crompton to T. Midgley. 13 Apr. 1927. See also ZCR/96. Enclose the address of S. Douglas Crompton who is writing a pedigree chart of the Crompton family.

ZCR 95/15 Letter: Mrs. W. Crompton to T. Midgley. 3 May 1927. Purchase of Lancashire Quilt.

ZCR 95/16Newspaper: Bolton Evening News. 27 Nov. 1928. Cutting: "Death of Samuel Crompton's Great-Grandson", Walter Crompton.

ZCR 95/17 Letter: Mrs. W. Crompton to T. Midgley. (Undated). Concerning the death of Sarah Crompton.

S. Douglas Crompton. Pedigree of Samuel Crompton (Inventor) (1926-1929)

ZCR 96/1 Letter: Mrs. W. Crompton to T. Midgley, Chadwicks Museum. 20 May 1926. Details of the descendants of the Cromptons of Bury. Gives the address of S. Douglas - Crompton in San Remo, Italy.

ZCR 96/2 Memorandum: S. Douglas - Crompton to T. Midgley. 16 Apr. 1927. Says he has prepared a chart of Samuel Crompton's ancestors; also that he has some furniture & Silver belonging to the inventor.

ZCR 96/3 Letter: Midgley. 25 Apr. 1927. Thanks Douglas-Crompton for his letter.

ZCR 96/4 Letter: S. Douglas - Crompton, San Remo to T. Midgley. 28 Apr. 1927. Says that his sister, Mrs. Eland has a silver spoon and an armchair belonging to the Inventor. Suggests that he and Midgley pool' their information.

ZCR 96/5 Letter: S. Douglas - Crompton to T. Midgley. 10 Apr. 1928. Gives details of his pedigree chart and suggests that one should be purchased for the Museum.

ZCR 96/6 Letter: T. Midgley declines Douglas - Crompton's offer. 20 Apr. 1928.

ZCR 96/7 Letter: T. Midgley to J. Simpson, Chorley New Road, Bolton. 8 May 1929. Encloses copies of Correspondence with Douglas - Crompton.

ZCR 96/8 Letter: J. Simpson to T. Midgley. 12 May 1929. Enclosing a copy of Lord Leverhulme's letter declining Douglas-Crompton's offer.

ZCR 96/9 Pedigree: T. Midgley. (1926). Copied from Genealogy prepared by S. Douglas - Crompton.

Claim by Mrs J. McCarthy of Australia to be descended from Samuel Crompton (Inventor)

ZCR 97/1-5 Letter: Mrs. J. McCarthy, Inglewood, Victoria to T. Midgley, Chadwicks Museum. n.d. Mrs. McCarthy claims relationship through Mary Hamer - Crompton's sister; pedigrees are included to show the connection as Mary Hamer is Mrs. McCarthy's great-grandmother.

ZCR 97/6-9 Letters: T. Midgley to Mrs. McCarthy. n.d. Midgley comments that Mr. McCarthy's claim appears to be sound, but says that the early dates and information are lacking.

ZCR 97/10 Pedigree; Compiled by Mrs. McCarthy. n.d. McCarthy & Crompton - the link being Mary Hamer.

ZCR 97/11 Pedigree; Compiled by Mr. A. McKay, Ballerat.1927 - 1929. McKay & Crompton - the link being Samuel Crompton Junior

Various claims of descent to Samuel Crompton (Inventor)

ZCR 98/1-2 Letters: Mr. T. P. Crompton, Halliwell to T. Midgley, Chadwicks Museum. 1927. Details of descendents of Richard & Ann Crompton (Breightmet)

ZCR 98/3-6 Letters: Mr. C. A. O'Connor, London to T. Midgley. 1929. Details of Cromptons of Bury, Hacking and Bolton.

ZCR 98/7-14 Letters: Mr. J. W. Crompton, Swindon to T. Midgley. 1927. Claims descent through Abraham Crompton (Breightmet).

ZCR 98/15-16 Letters: M. T. Crofton Esq, Torquay to T. Midgley. 1927. Claims connection through the Bolton McKeands and Samuel Crompton. Pedigree attached.

ZCR 98/17-18 Letter: Mrs. B. Bullaugh, Lytham St. Annes. to T. Midgley. 1927. Claims descent through the families of Brotherton and Brown.

ZCR 98/19-20 Letters: Mrs. E. C. Boyles, Blackpool to T. Midgley. 1927. Suggests that Crompton invented the 'Mule' at 'Oldhams'.

ZCR 98/21-22 Letters: Rev. W. Scarlin, Manchester to T. Midgley. 1927. Claims descent through James Crompton of Peel.

ZCR 98/23-24 Letters: Mr. S. H. Leech, Manchester to T. Midgley. 1927. Claims to be descended through Alice Crompton

ZCR 98/25-28 Letters: T. Midgley to H. C. Holden, Sharples Park, Bolton. 1927. Requests information concerning Samuel Crompton in John Holden's diaries.

ZCR 98/29-31 Letters: Mrs. S. M. Nelson, Johannesburg to T. Midgley. 1928. Claims connection with the Cromptons of Tonge.

ZCR 98/32-36 Letters: Col. R. E. Crompton, London to T. Midgley. 1927. Claims descent from Dela Leigh of Crompton. Pedigree attached.

ZCR 98/37-38 Letters: Mr. S. Dean, Oldham to Mr. Hendy. 1927. Extract from Oldham Chronicle concerning William Crompton and the Reform Bill of 1832

General Correspondence & Papers, Miscellaneous, Letters & Notes

ZCR 99/1 Letter: T. Midgley, Chadwicks Museum to H. Hill, Bolton. 22 Mar. 1926. Permission to copy portrait of Samuel Crompton

ZCR 99/2 Letter: T. Midgley to Rev. S. C. Carpenter, Bolton. 19 May 1926. Request to see church Register.

ZCR 99/3 Letter: T. Midgley to J. T. Dignam, Bolton. 2 Mar. 1926. Request to see Bolton Poor Rate Books

ZCR 99/4 Letter: Mrs. E. Ford to the Mayor of Bolton. 16 Aug. 1927. Concerning a picture of Thomas Crompton.

ZCR 99/5 Note: Town Clerks Dept, Bolton. 18 Dec. 1930. Extract from plan of graves, St. Peters Church, Bolton

ZCR 99/6 Newspaper Cutting. 1927. Bolton Evening News Inscription on Samuel Crompton's statue.

ZCR 99/7 Newspaper Cutting: Bolton Journal. 11 Feb. 1927. Bolton in the Middle Ages.

ZCR 99/8 Newspaper Cutting: Bolton Evening News (John Hewitt, Harwood). 10 Jan. 1927. Concerning the Bolton Artists, Thomas Moran and Thomas Cole.

ZCR 99/9 Newspaper Cutting: Bolton Evening News. 1927. Concerning the new road 'Crompton Way'

ZCR 99/10 Notes: T. Midgley. n.d. Information about Betty Dawson, John Crompton & Crompton Marriages.

ZCR 99/11 Pedigree: T. Midgley. 1927. Draft of the Crompton Pedigree.

Account Books (1750-1852)

ZCR 100/1 Samuel Crompton: Account of Samuel's father's effects. 1750

ZCR 100/2 Samuel Crompton: Account Book. 1786

ZCR 100/3 Samuel Crompton: Account Book. 1790

ZCR 100/4 Samuel Crompton: Household Account. 1790

ZCR 100/5 Samuel Crompton: Cash Book. 1791

ZCR 100/6 Samuel Crompton: Account Book. 1974

ZCR 100/7 Samuel Crompton: Family Account Book. 1796

ZCR 100/8 Samuel Crompton: Account Book. 1798

ZCR 100/9 Samuel Crompton: Account Book. 1799

ZCR 100/10 Samuel Crompton: Account Book. 1799

ZCR 100/11 Samuel Crompton: Consignment Book. 1800

ZCR 100/12 Samuel Crompton: Account of Bills of Exchange. 1802

ZCR 100/13 Samuel Crompton: Account Book. 1802

ZCR 100/14 Samuel Crompton: Account Book. 1805

ZCR 100/15 Samuel Crompton: Account Book. 1807

ZCR 100/16 (George) Crompton: Account Book. 1808

ZCR 100/17 Wright and Crompton: Cash and Account Book. 1810

ZCR 100/18 Samuel Crompton: Cash Book. 1810

ZCR 100/19 Samuel Crompton: Account Book. 1812

ZCR 100/20 Samuel Crompton: Cash Book. 1813

ZCR 100/21 Samuel Crompton: Account Book. 1813

ZCR 100/22 Sarah Lancaster: Millinery purchases. 1816

ZCR 100/23 George Crompton: Building expenses at Hoddleston. 1819

ZCR 100/24 Samuel Crompton and Co.: Account Book. 1821

ZCR 100/25 Samuel Crompton: Payments to Weavers. 1822

ZCR 100/26 George Crompton: Cash Book. 1828

ZCR 100/27 George Crompton: Account Book. 1837 - 1852

ZCR 100/28 George Crompton: Cash Book. 1837

ZCR 100/29 George Crompton: Cash Book. 1842

ZCR 100/30 Samuel Crompton and Co.: Account and Cash Book. 1817 - 1822

ZCR 100/31 Samuel Crompton: Account Book. 1808

Miscellaneous Books (1805-1953)

ZCR 101/1 Booklet. List of Thomas Holt's effects. 1805

ZCR 101/2 Booklet. Report of the Bolton Bible Society. 1817

ZCR 101/3 Booklet. Report of the Overseers of the Poor in the Township of Great Bolton. 1819

ZCR 101/4 Diary. George Crompton. 1819. Kearsley's Pocket Ledger.

ZCR 101/5 Diary George Crompton. 1820. Commercial Ledger.

ZCR 101/6 Wallet. George Crompton. 1825

ZCR 101/7 Booklet. George Crompton. 1827. List of his father's -- Samuel Crompton -- effects.

ZCR 101/8 Booklet. George Crompton. 1828. Articles of the Commercial Travellers Society.

ZCR 101/9 Booklet. George Crompton. 1830. Lectures on Masonry.

ZCR 101/10 Note Book. Dr. S. Crompton. 1838. Extracts from books and notes on Samuel Crompton's Life.

ZCR 101/11 Note Case. George Crompton. 1847. Various notes.

ZCR 101/12 Note Book. Dr. S. Crompton. 1850. Notes on Samuel Crompton's Life.

ZCR 101/13 Almanac. Dr. S. Crompton. 1860. Commercial & Household Almanac.

ZCR 101/14 Booklet. Commemoration Service for Samuel Crompton the Inventor, Bolton Parish Church. 1953

ZCR 101/15 Booklet. (George Crompton). (Undated). French Composition Book.

Miscellaneous Books (1805-1953)

ZCR 102/1 Minute Book: Details of Minutes, Accounts, Sunday School 'Exhibition' & Entertainments of the New Jerusalem Church, Little Bolton. 1816 - 1853

ZCR 102/2 Minute Book: Details of Sunday School Teachers and attendances at the New Jerusalem Church, Little Bolton. 1814 - 1815

ZCR 102/3 Reports: Reports on the New Church Missionary Ministry. 1817, 1821, 1822

ZCR 102/4 Report: General Conference of the New Jerusalem Church held at Derby. 1821

ZCR 102/5 Report: Meetings to discuss the publishing of Swedenborg's Works. 1819

ZCR 102/6 Reports: Bolton Bible Society, with list of subscribers. 1814, 1815, 1818

ZCR 102/7 Report: Conference held at Christ Church, Salford. 1809

ZCR 102/8 Report: Remarks on the Holy League of Prussia, Austria & Russia. 1816

ZCR 102/9 Reports: Reports on the printing, publishing and circulation of Swedenborg's works. 1804, 1810, 1811, 1814 & 1815

ZCR 102/10 Hymn Sheet: First anniversary service of the Salford Temple. 1814

ZCR 102/11 Hymn Sheet: United Sunday School Service, St. Georges Church, Little Bolton. 1820

ZCR 102/12 Address: Address to the Divine Being. Undated

ZCR 102/13 Pamphlet: The Heavenly Doctrines of the New Jerusalem Church. 1806

ZCR 102/14 Pamphlets: Correspondence & Testimonies concerning the British and Foreign Bible Society. 1815

ZCR 102/15 Booklet: Petition to Abolish Tithe of Potatoes. 1812

ZCR 102/16 Booklet: Sermon preached in the parish church of Kirkham by Rev. Gilmour Robinson. 1828

ZCR 102/17 Booklet: Samuel Crompton Centenary Memorial Service. (With newspaper cutting). 1927

ZCR 102/18 Books: Samuel Crompton. 1809. Two manuscript books of music.

ZCR 102/20 Magazine: "The Quarterly Review" 1830. Article on the decline of Science in England.

ZCR 102/19 Magazine: Editor: Charles Dickens. "All the year round" 1860. Article on "Vatican Ornithology".

Miscellaneous Books (1805-1953)

ZCR 103/1 Subscription list: Sums of monies subscribed and those amounts paid. 1803 - 1807

ZCR 103/2 Letter: Samuel Crompton, Bolton to Sir Robert Peel. 26 Oct. 1810. Crompton requests that his case be brought before Parliament and again stresses the benefit reaped by his invention.

ZCR 103/3 Booklet: List of spindles in use in the Bolton area. n.d.

ZCR 103/4 Booklet: List of spindles in use in the Bury and Stockport areas. n.d.

ZCR 103/5 Letter: Samuel Crompton, London to his children. 28 Feb. 1812. Crompton has signed the Petition and taken it to Lord Stanley.

ZCR 103/6 Report: Of the House of Commons Committee on Samuel Crompton's Petition. 18 Mar. 1812

ZCR 103/7 Letter: Samuel Crompton to Messrs. Drummonds, Charing Cross. Instructions for a Bill for £100. 24 Oct. 1812

ZCR 103/8 Bill: Henry Norris, Confectioner, Bolton to Mr (G) Crompton. 29 Jun. 1827. For purchase of biscuits and wine.

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The contents list recreates with permission data provided by the Bolton Museum and Archive Service, and also used in the Access to Archives (A2A) database on the website of the the National Archives at Kew.

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To cite this resource:

Geoff Timmins, The Crompton Papers: an introduction to the British Online Archives edition, https://boa.microform.digital/collections/25/volume/180. Last updated: 17 June 2010.

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Acknowledgement of Copyrights:

Microform Academic Publishers gratefully acknowledge the permission granted by Bolton City Council to reproduce images of the Crompton papers in the collections of the Bolton Museum and Archive Service.

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