History of the Stalybridge Good Intent Industrial Co-Operative Society Limited, 1859-1909

History of the Stalybridge Good Intent Industrial Co-Operative Society Limited, 1859-1909 : With Chapters on Robert Owen, G. J. Holyoake, the Co-Operative Movement Prior to 1859, and the Cotton Famine (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from History of the Stalybridge Good Intent Industrial Co-Operative Society Limited, 1859-1909: With Chapters on Robert Owen, G. J. Holyoake, the Co-Operative Movement Prior to 1859, and the Cotton Famine The staff of Messrs. J. Andrew and Company, of the Reporter Office, ashton-under-lyne, has been most helpful and obliging in placing at our disposal files of the Reporter, from which valuable reports of the early meetings, extracts from the society's accounts, and comments have been obtained. My thanks are also due to Mr. J. H. Milligan, Central grocery manager, whose recollection of the doings and the people of many years ago is so vivid; and to Mr. Charles Wright, manager of Manchester and Salford Society, who in 1907 revealed a remarkable knowledge of the operations some 48 years before of our pioneers at Stalybridge. When Mr. Wright was approached he gave hints as to sources of information, and himself sent valuable copy, which, together with his cheery manner, was a great help. Mr. Richard Baxter, son of our first secretary, very readily lent a number of his late father's papers, including several letters from the Rochdale Pioneers' Society received in 1859 and 1860. Mrs. Worsley (nee Miss Hampshire) gave useful information as to drapery in the early days, and kindly lent the photograph of the staff in the early 'seventies. Other acknowledgments are due to members of the staff, particularly to Mr. Ernest Lees, for their putting me in touch with others connected with the society many years ago and to Mr. T. Emmett, photographer. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 298 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 16mm | 399g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243148240
  • 9780243148240