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Paisley Directory, containing a list of the Manufacturers, Merchants, traders, &c. in the town and suburbs, alphabetically arranged; of the magistrates and town council, Banks, and Public Bodies, &c. with other necessary lists,
Corrected till July 1820 to which are prefixed a table of appointments From July 1820 to January 1822 and a table of new stamp duties (1820)
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By Ritchie, George
ISBN 1845301161
Paperback  82 pages
Published 15 February 2012
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Directories reveal hitherto unheralded aspects of life in the expansion of Industrial Britain.

Throughout the cotton trade, Paisley was a boom-and-bust environment, and its Directories chart the rise and fall of new wealth, while preserving the identities of long-established families.

" ENGINES FOR EXTINGUISHING FIRE: The Water Engines and other appurtenances for them, are deposited at the Meal Market, 79, High-street. Keys for them to be found in the Police office, at William Shirlaw, hair-dresser's, 199, High-street, and Robert Hart's, fireman, 162 High-street. "

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