Notes of a Tour in the Manufacturing Districts of Lancashire

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INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW EDITION

WILLIAM COOKE TAYLOR ( 1800-49), the author of a large number of books, was born at Youghal in Ireland, the son of Robert Taylor, manufacturer, and a member of a family resident in thaendship with Charles Pelham Villiers ( 1802-98), the opponent of the Corn Laws, and M.P. for Wolverhampton from 1835 to 1898. In the early 1840 s Cooke Taylor undertook a good deal of literary work on behalf of the Anti-Corn Law League, of which Notes on a Tour in the Manufacturing Districts of Lancashire proved to be of the most enduring value. The League's sponsorship of the work was not public knowledge at the time.1 For

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See N. McCord, The Anti-Corn Law League, 1838- 1846 ( 1958), pp. 185-6, where the title of the book is incompletely given, its importance denigrated, and its scope exaggerated.

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  • Title Page *
  • Introduction to the New Edition ii
  • Preface. v
  • Advertisement to Second Edition. vii
  • Letter I 1
  • Letter Ii. 21
  • Letter Iii. 37
  • Letter Iv. 52
  • Letter V. 72
  • Letter Vi. 92
  • Letter Vii. 109
  • Letter Viii. 125
  • Letter Ix. 142
  • Letter X. 163
  • Letter Xi. 182
  • Letter XII 223
  • Letter Xiii. 254
  • Letter Xiv. 270
  • Letter XV 295
  • Letter Xvi. 304
  • Letter Xvii. 320
  • Postscript. 329
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