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Biographical Dictionary of British Quakers in Commerce and Industry 1775-1920: v. 8 Paperback – 9 Dec 2007

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  • Paperback: 624 pages
  • Publisher: William Sessions Limited (9 Dec. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1850723672
  • ISBN-13: 978-1850723677
  • Product Dimensions: 29.6 x 21 x 4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 328,263 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Biographical Dictionary of British Quakers in Commerce and Industry 1775-1920 624 A4 pages, double-columned, laminated heavy card cover. 2,800 entries. Indexes of occupations, places, apprentice masters and schools attended. Eight appendixes. Over 50 pages of illustrations. This ground-breaking book will prove an essential tool for those working on many facets of nineteenth century studies. Edward H. Milligan

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There are many books, both historical and recent, that cover the diversity of Quaker families and experience. There are none of which I am aware, which match Ted Milligan's broad-ranging scope in illustrating both the inter-family connections and the key moments, when from the humblest beginnings, The Society of Friends began to shape the world that we live in today. If you have any interest in Quaker family history, this is the first reference work you must have. And when you have worn it out, it must then be the second....
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A very useful book for those researching a Quaker family background.
Also an interesting book to browse, giving insights into (mainly) 19cent. middle class life.
A downside is that there is little mention of women involved in commerce (there must have been some even in that period).
It is a 'work in progress', as the author says in the introduction
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Until I began browsing this book, I had no idea how The Friends were so intertwinned. All the major names in commerce and industry are all here: Cadbury, Rowntree, Pease (railways),Carrs (biscuits), Barclays, Clarkes (shoes) and man, many more. Well researched and a fascinating insight into the Quakers.
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