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The Letterbook of Richard Crawshay 1788-1797
An edition in summary form of nearly 600 letters written by Richard Crawshay, the ironmaster, which chart the progress of his experiment at Cyfarthfa. This successfully substituted coal for charcoal in the refining of iron ore - one of the major breakthroughs of the Industrial Revolution. The letters also reflect the political and economic crises of the new town of Merthyr in the same period.
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