King Copper: South Wales and the Copper Trade, 1584-1895

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Index
Aberafan 73
Aberdulais 6–8, 63
Afan, river 24, 25
Afan valley 51–2
see also Cwmafan
Alkali Acts 131, 132, 134
Allen, John 140
Andrews, William 59
Anglesey
copper smelting 19
investment of mining interests in Swansea area 19, 20, 21
ore from 23, 88
anti-smoke legislation 2, 101–2
reluctance to implement 103–13
Applet on 38
armaments 3, 19, 83
arsenic 63
effects on vegetation and animals 82, 98, 127, 139, 140, 142
expulsion methods 6–7, 66–74 passim
and health of coppermen 96, 97–8
atmospheric theory of disease 40, 98–101, 119–20
Australia
ore 23
smelting 145
Baker, James 60
Bankart, Frederick 116, 125
Bankart, Howard 117–18, 123
Bankart and Sons see Red Jacket works
Bankes-Williams, D. 135
Barber, J. T. 46, 56
Bard (Italy) 95
Barnstaple, shipbuilding 29
Barrow, James 138
Beaufort, duke of 16, 66, 83
Beche, Sir Henry de la see de la Beche
Belgians 146
Bell, George 146
Bell, Thomas 128–9
Berrington, J. D. 104
Bessemer converters 145–6
Bevan, William, elder 84
Bevan, William, younger 84–5
Biddulph, John 52
Bideford, shipbuilding 29
Bigham, J, C. 137, 138, 139–40, 141, 142
Bird, George Gwynne 86, 102, 110
Birmingham metal manufacture 13, 19
investment in Tawe valley 21
Birmingham Mining & Copper Co. 21
Blackpill 62, 104
Blaen Pelena 115, 117, 126
Blue Books 58
Bonymaen 100
Borrow, George 148
Boulton, Matthew 21
Bowen, Mary 124, 125
Bo wen, Richard 79
Bramwell, Sir George 125–6
brass 4, 12, 19, 21
Breese, William 103
brickworks, legal action against 110, 111–13
Bright, Richard 94, 98, 101, 120
Bristol
copper smelting 13, 44
investment in Tawe valley 19
metal manufacture 19
investment in Tawe valley 21
British Association for the Advancement of Science 94
Briton Ferry, strikes 59
Briton Ferry Copper Works 121
Brunei, Isambard Kingdom 25
Brunton, William 131
Buchanan, George 41
Burg, V. 101
Burry estuary 24, 40, 64
Cadoxton 68
calamine 4
Caldera 36, 38
Cambria Daily Leader (newspaper) 137
Cambrian (newspaper) 18, 24, 27, 36, 38, 53, 57, 146

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vi
  • Foreword viii
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Creating the Kingdom 3
  • 2 - Shipping and the Ports 23
  • 3 - The Copper Works Towns 46
  • 4 - The Uneasy Crown 63
  • 5 - The Great Copper Trials 75
  • 6 - Copper Smoke and Public Health 90
  • 7 - The Nedd Valley Disputes 114
  • 8 - The Cwmafan Disputes 133
  • 9 - The Decline of the Kingdom 144
  • Notes 149
  • Bibliography 166
  • Index 172
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