Re: [dundee-history] Scottish Linen Industry
- At 05:59 2000-08-06 +0000, Bob McNicoll wrote:
>Bob, For starters, please take a look at our Links, in our Home page. "My
>I'm looking for information about the Scottish linen industry, in the
>18th century. Does anyone have any recommendations as to how to
Dundee History Books" gives you a flying start, with ISBNs, authors names, and
publishers. Go to the 19th & 20th century page. "Dundee Textile Industry"
good Index, and many refs re linen & flax. Trade with Russia was important for
the raw materials. "The Life & Times of Dundee", "Dundee and its Textile
Industry", as well as "The Trade & Shipping of Dundee" each have quite
substantial refs to linen, and flax processing in the town, and surrounds.
There were stacks of flax bleach works in the country around Dundee too!
Good luck in hunting out some of these books.
Jimmie R Eumundi, Qld., Oz.
- Try: Durie, Alastair J., 'The Scottish linen industry in the eighteenth
century', Edinburgh Donald, 1979