Society & Culture






Manuscript Primary Sources

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M A6 45 Minute Book of An Association for Preserving Constitutional Order and Liberty as Well as Property against the Various Efforts of Levellers and Republicans

 Greater Manchester Record Office

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B/ENT/8 Account Book of Entwistle & Sturtevantz

E7/25/2/5 letter from “Mr Bailey” 11th September 1772

 Manchester Record Office, Manchester Central Reference Library

 M84/1 various - correspondence of John Leigh Philips

 Manchester Central Reference Library

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MFRB 7   Manchester Rate Book, 1797

MFRB 8   Manchester Rate Book, 1798

MFRB 11   Manchester Rate Book, 1801

MFPR 37 Manchester Cathedral Marriage Register 1754-1757

MFPR 40 Manchester Cathedral Marriage Register 1790-1800

MFPR 99 Marriage Register, Rochdale Parish Church, 1750-1800

MFPR 102 Marriage Register, Bolton Parish Church, 1750-1800

MFPR 377 Marriage Register, Stockport Parish Church, 1754-7

MFPR 377A Marriage Register, Stockport Parish Church, 1800

MFPR 1033  Marriage Register St Mary’s Church, Bury, 1754-1755

MFPR 1039 Marriage Register, St Michael’s Church, Ashton 1750-1800

MF731 Oldknow Correspondence & Miscellanea

MF1020  Oldknow Correspondence & Miscellanea

MF209  Settlement Examinations for Parish of Blackburn, to 1800

MF210  Miscellaneous Poor Law Documents, Blackburn, to 1800


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