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

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Title Bolton's mills, how the spinning mule changed the textile industry, 1672-1929
Subject & Keywords British Social War Humanities Politics Culture

This collection contains the private and commercial papers of two prominent families in the history of Bolton’s textile industry. The Crompton family are significant due to Samuel Crompton’s invention of the spinning mule in 1779, an innovation that revolutionised the manufacture of textiles. The Heywoods, meanwhile, owe their fame to Robert Heywood, who used his successful textile business as a springboard for a career in local politics during the rise of the Chartist movement. Considered together, these papers therefore provide a useful overview of the social, political, and economic impact of the industrial revolution in Northern England.  

Note: The Crompton papers are accompanied by an online guide written by Geoff Timmins. 

ISBN 9781851172023
Contributor(s) Bolton Archive & Local Studies Service
Type jpg
Rights Digital images © 2010 Microform Academic Publishers, scanned & published with the permission of the Borough Council of Bolton. All rights reserved.
Publisher Microform Academic Publishers
Coverage 1672-1929
Created On 5th July, 2010 - 3:51pm
Last Updated 22nd July, 2019 - 3:39pm

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