The London (Quaker) Lead Company, 1692-1905
Kelsall & Davis 1988
Hardback 172pp Illustrated
9780946571130   Product Code: 45426
The London Lead Company, owned by a remarkable group of Quaker industrialists, worked mines in the north of England, Derbyshire, Wales and Ireland, from 1692 to 1905. The enlightened owners were well ahead of their time, and provided model homes, subsidized food and medical care for their workforce. Mining and engineering researcher Arthur Raistrick documents these progressive social policies, and also provides an informative account of this historically important, but neglected, industry.