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Fowler's Paisley and Johnstone Commercial Directory and General Advertiser for 1853-54 containing comprehensive and accurate directories of Paisley, Elderslie, Johnstone, Quarrelton and Linwood
also, a copious street guide of Paisley and an Appendix containing many useful lists and tables
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By Fowler, George (Compiler)
ISBN 184530117x
Paperback  218 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. This directory is more than twice the size of an 1820 equivalent.

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