The Devon Cloth Industry in the 18th Century

January 1978
186 pages
24x14.5 cm
Devon and Cornwall Record Society
ISBN: 9780901853226
Format: Paperback
Devon and Cornwall Record Society
BIC WQH, HBJD1, HBLL, 1DBKEWD
BISAC HIS015050

The Devon Cloth Industry in the 18th Century

Edited by Stanley D. Chapman

Paperback
9780901853226
$34.95
This volume presents early insurance registers kept by the Sun Fire Office, which list and value the goods of cloth manufacturers. The textile industry was an important part of Devon's economy in this period and these documents survive in greater numbers for Devon than for any other area outside London. They tell us much about an important eighteenth-century industry, as well as about economic history and the history of business and insurance.

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