Biography of Abraham Dent (1729-1803), particularly his life as an 18th century shopkeeper in Kirkby-Stephen, Westmoreland County, England. He married three times, had five children by the first marriage, and corresponded extensively with the Waller family (for whom he administered property in Kirkby-Stephen).This suggests that those who were over 12 years of age knitted about half a dozen pairs of stockings a week, or a pair a day, ... The records of Denta#39;s wool purchases, which relate to the 1770s, also suggest that local wool was not much used in the stocking industry. ... Apart from one pack of wool bought from Mr. Butterwick of Yarm in 1771, all Denta#39;s wool came from County Durham or Newcastle. Some ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||An Eighteenth-century Shopkeeper: Abraham Dent of Kirkby Stephen|
|Author||:||Thomas Stuart Willan|
|Publisher||:||Manchester University Press - 1970|