The lecture will take an overview of the role of everyday documents in illustrating the economic development of the United Kingdom in the nineteenth century, ranging from newspapers and manuscript letters of the period to invoices embellished with views of dark satanic mills, bills of lading for goods exported and samples of materials manufactured at the time and still perfectly preserved in form and colour.
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