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The following is a selection of items available in the Local Studies Library in Leeds. More are available on request.

For a general history of Leeds see:
Burt, S. and Grady, K. The Illustrated History of Leeds. 2002.
Thornton, D. Leeds: The Story of a City. 2002.
Fraser, D. (Ed.) A History of Modern Leeds. 1980.
Beresford, M.W. and Jones G.R.J. (Eds.) Leeds and its Region. 1967.
Burt, S. and Grady, K. War Plague and Trade. Leeds in the seventeenth Century. 1987.
Burt, S. and Grady, K. The Merchantsí Golden Age. Leeds 1700-1790. 1987.
Heap, Ann, and Brears, Peter, Leeds Describ'd. Eyewitness Accounts of Leeds 1534-1905.

Earlier accounts of the history of Leeds are given in:
Parsons, E. The civil, ecclesiastical, literary, commercial and miscellaneous history of Leeds etc. 1834.
Thoresby, Ralph. Ducatus Leodiensis. 1715.
Whitaker, T. D. Leodis and Elmete. 1816.

General Reading on Industries in Leeds
Rimmer, W G the evolution of Leeds to 1700. In:Publications of the  Thoresby Society Volume 50 Miscellany pages 91-129. 1967.
Rimmer W.G. The Industrial Profile of Leeds.  In: Publications of the Thoresby Society, Volume 50 Miscellany pages 130-157. 1967.
Rimmer W.G. Occupations in Leeds, In: Publications of the Thoresby Society, Volume 50 Miscellany Volume 50 pages 158-179  1967.
Rimmer W.G. Historical Survey Part 2 of Leeds and its Industrial Growth.  In: The Leeds Journal Volume 24, pages 391-394. 1953.
Chartres, J. and Honeyman K. Leeds City Business 1893-1993.  1993.

An excellent  series of 35 articles entitled Leeds and its Industrial Growth, appeared in the Leeds Journal between 1953 and 1960.  They deal with the history of individual industries, as well as giving an overview of industrial growth in Leeds.

The woollen Industry
Crump, W. R. The Leeds Woollen Industry 1780-1820.  In: Publications of the Thoresby Society Volume 32 1931.
Heaton, H. The Yorkshire Woollen and worsted Industries 1965.  Pages 359-404.
Thomas, Joan, A history of the Leeds clothing Industry 1955.

Leeds Industries in the Nineteenth Century
The Empire Mail edited by Theo. Fielden. 1926.
The Century's Progress published by The London Printing and Engraving Company, 1893.
Leeds Illustrated published by Robinson and Pike. 1892.
Industries of Yorkshire, Part 1, published by the Historical Publishing Company.1888.

Benjamin Gott
Rimmer W.G. Men who made Leeds. No.5 Benjamin Gott, cloth merchant and manufacturer 1762-1840. In: Leeds Journal February 1961 pages 51-53
Heaton, H. Benjamin Gott and the Industrial Revolution in Yorkshire. In: Economic History Review Volume 3 No.2 pages 45-66 1931.
Taylor, R.V. Biographia Leodiensis pages 377-380.

John Marshall
Rimmer W.G.  Marshall's of Leeds. Flax Spinners 1788-1886,  1960.
Taylor, R.V. Biographia Leodiensis pages 411-415.

Matthew Murray
Murdoch, W. and Scott, Kilburn. Famous Steelmen and Engineers. No.12  In; The Edgar Allen News, pages 177-181, December 1932.
Scott, Kilburn, The career of Matthew Murray. Paper read before the Society of Engineers. 1931.
Scott, Kilburn, Matthew Murray, Pioneer Engineer. Records from 1765 to 1826.  1928.
Whyman, Mark, 1968. Matthew Murray-A Leeds Genius. In: Leeds Graphic August 1968.
Taylor, R.V. Biographia Leodiensis, pages 298-302.

Sweatshops
The Sweating System in Leeds. In: The Lancet Part 1 pages 1146-1148 and 1209-1210.  1888.
Sheracy, R. H. The White Slaves of England. No.3 The Slipper makers and Tailors of Leeds. In: Pearson's Magazine,  1896.

Development 1900-1950
Rimmer W.G. Between the Wars. Part 34 of Leeds and its Industrial Growth. In: Leeds Journal October 1959, pages 351-366.

Present Day
Leeds City Council. Economy Handbook, 2002, 2003.


Images.

Maps
All maps are from the collection in the Local Studies Library in Leeds, except where indicated below.

Other Images
Most of the images used are from the print collection in the Local Studies Library. Some are from books and other materials in the Local Studies collection, and where this is the case, details are given below, as are details of those images taken from other sources.


Origins
The earliest map of Leeds and the picture of a medieval bell pit are from The Illustrated History of Leeds by S. Burt and K. Grady. By kind permission of the authors.
The illustration of a collier is from: The Costumes of Yorkshire by G Walker, 1814.

Development 1300-1700
The Illustration of a collier taking cloth to market is from: The Costumes of Yorkshire by G.Walker, 1816.
Busy Waterfront from: A History of Yorkshire Volume 4 by W Boyne, 1877.

Development 1700-1780
The first white cloth hall and Broad loom with fly shutttle are from: The Illustrated History of Leeds by S. Burt and K. Grady. By kind permission of the authors.
Illustrations of spinning, Raising the nap, and  Cropping are all from: The Costumes of Yorkshire by G Walker, 1816.
Merchants in the Coloured Cloth Hall from the Penny Magazine, 1844.

Development 1850-1900
Illustrations of factories and Advertisements from:
The Empire Mail, edited by Theo. Fielden 1926.
The Century's Progress, published by The London Printing and Engraving Company 1893.
Leeds Illustrated, published by Robinson and Pike. 1892.
Industries of Yorkshire, Part 1 published by the Historical Publishing Company.1888.
Leeds Chamber of Commerce Yearbook 1913
Yorkshire Owl, 1892.

Other Industries
Leeds Illustrated, published by Robinson and Pike. 1892.
Leeds Chamber of Commerce Yearbook 1913.
Industries of Yorkshire, Part 1 published by the Historical Publishing Company.1888.
Leeds Chamber of Commerce Yearbook 1910.
The Century's Progress published by The London Printing and Engraving Company 1893.

Sweatshops
Illustrations taken from: The White Slaves of England. No.3 The Slipper makers and Tailors of Leeds by R H Sheracy. In: Pearson's Magazine,  1896.

Development 1900-1950
Leeds Illustrated, published by Robinson and Pike. 1892.
Gummer, R. H. The Story of Barnbow. 1919.
The Imperial Review 1926, 1936.
















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