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'An Exact and Industrious Tradesman': The Letter Book of Joseph Symson of Kendal, 1710-1720

S. D. Smith

The eponymous hero of this book is an old man, who lived in a small provincial town, remote from fashionable centres of polite society. Yet the letters of Joseph Symson provide a rare glimpse into the public and private life of an inland merchant who was also a member of England's urban elite. The volume reveals how Symson organized his trade and attempted to organize his family. It details his responses to the political, economic, and religious uncertainties of the early years of the eighteenth century.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publish Date: Jun 20th, 2002
  • Pages: 940
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9780197262580
  • Categories: Europe - Great Britain - General

Praise for this book

"Provides fascinatingand detailed insight into the commercial, professional, and personal life of an 'ordinary' individual... impressive in its quality and comprehensiveness... S.D. Smith is to be congratulated for his meticulous scholarship."--AlbionR^

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