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A few Observations on the Distressed State of our Manufacturers, and the Cause of that Distress - the Orders in Council. A document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

In the years leading up to 1812, a struggle was underway to preserve livelihoods and industry in the Potteries. One government decision could make all the difference, but would it all come too late? Ruin Years ...

An invitation to dine with the local volunteer corps - Hand Written Letter from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Hand-written letter from Major Williamson of the Longport Corps., inviting Enoch Wood to dinner on Wednesday 21st April 1813. It reads; Major Williamson and the officers of the Longport Corps request ...

Annual General Meeting of the Manufacturers of China and Earthenware - from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

During the career of Burslem pottery manufacturer Enoch Wood (1759 - 1840), industry bosses frequently gathered to discuss pressing issues and find common solutions to particular problems that they faced. 1812: ...

Anti-Slavery petition to be organised in Stoke-on-Trent - A notice from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

Once Britain had outlawed the slave trade in 1804-5, a new organisation known as the African Institution tried to maintain the momentum of the anti-slavery movement. Now they called for other countries ...

Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), soldier and politician. He is most famous for his role as a military leader during the Napoleonic Wars, and particularly for commanding the army ...

Bread or Blood: On the Orders in Council - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Addressed to manufacturers across the country, this notice lists the woes of the pottery industry during the Napoleonic Wars in the early 1800s - and the word on the street was just as urgent. France ...

Britannia's Address to her Fair Daughters - a radical call to women from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

Love of country is not sexual; in every age, in every country, it has warmed and animated the female breast... In the early 19th century, women were among the most forward-thinking political activists ...

Burslem June 20th. 1804 - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Hand-written invoice from Enoch Wood to a group of wealthy local men who have agreed to pay for a dinner taken by the Longport Volunteer Corps. Volunteer Corps The French Revolution in 1789 signalled ...

Burslem Volunteer Corps - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Burslem Volunteer Corps Rules and Regulations Printed booklet outlining the rules and regulations of the Burslem Volunteer Corps. The booklet sets out a series of rules and subsequent fines for ...

Burslem Volunteer Corps - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

THAT a VOLUNTEER CORPS of INFANTRY be formed Printed public notice announcing the resolutions from a meeting that took place in the Legs of Man in Burslem on June 2Oth, 1797. A number of businessmen ...

Burslem Volunteers - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

The formation of a volunteer corps Printed notice by Enoch Wood, dated August 15th 1803, announcing a meeting at Legs of Man public house in Burslem. The purpose of the meeting, to discuss the formation ...

Committee of the Association of Potters - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Joseph Machin, Chairman of the Committee of Potters, addressed this notice to fellow manufacturers in the Potteries. Ruin A ruinous war with France had brought Britain's business to its knees - ...

Dismissal of the Volunteer Corps - Document from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Organising Burslem's Home Defences Printed notice dated 7th November 1803, requesting a meeting in Burslem Market Hall. The meeting was called to discuss the dismissal of the Burslem Volunteer ...

Document from the Enoch Wood scrapbook - For bringing about a General Peace

Terminating a war fatal to the true interests of our country In 1813 Great Britain was in the midst of war with France and the US. The effects on trade were catastrophic. The workers and manufacturers ...

Enoch Wood presents his most respectful compliments - Hand Written Note from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

Enoch Wood's reply to an invite from the Longport Corps., who have asked him to dinner. Enoch Wood presents his most respectful compliments to Major Williamson and the officers of the Longport Corps ...

Ever Memorable Battle Off Cape Trafalgar : 21 October 1805 - document from the Enoch Wood scrapbook

Celebrating Victory Illustration and article celebrating British victory over Spain and France at the Battle of Trafalgar. Published by Robert Laurie and James Whittle on December 12th 1805, the ...

Henry William Paget, 1st Marquis of Anglesey

Henry William Paget, 1st Marquis of Anglesey, was born in 1768 and died in 1854. The Paget family home was Beaudesert, which stood on the south-eastern edge of Cannock Chase. He fought in Flanders, ...

Henry William Paget, 1st Marquis of Anglesey

Henry William Paget, 1st Marquis of Anglesey, was born in 1768 and died in 1854. The Paget family home was Beaudesert, which stood on the south-eastern edge of Cannock Chase. He fought in Flanders, ...