Commercial Papers of Sir Christopher Lowther, 1611-1644

Commercial Papers of Sir Christopher Lowther, 1611-1644

Edited by D.R. Hainsworth

Hardback
$45.00

Surtees Society

Overview

Overview

Development of Whitehaven, family commercial speculations.
Papers cover 1632-1637 and 1639-1644 and consist of letters, notebooks and miscellaneous documents. Significant for information on Lowther family, early history of Whitehaven and its coal industry, Irish economic history, English internal and overseas trade in 1630s, early industrial developments and the role of the gentry in commerce and manufacturing, especially the part played by younger sons of gentry families. Christopher Lowther's commercial papers throw light on the development of Whitehaven - salt making, coal mining - and other family commercial speculations in Cumberland.Market: Economic history, 17c

Details

January 1974
264 pages
Publications of the Surtees Society
ISBN: 9780854440382
Format: Hardback
Surtees Society
BIC HBLL
BISAC HIS037030
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