The Arkwrights: Spinners of Fortune

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Manchester University Press, Jan 1, 1989 - Cotton manufacture - 322 pages
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Richard Arkwright was born in Preston in 1732. He married Patience Holt in 1755 and had a son, Richard, in the same year. After Patience's death in 1756, he married Margaret Biggens in 1761. He passed away in 1792, and was buried at Smelting Mill Green, close to Cromford Bridge.
 

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Contents

Arkwright in Lancashire l
1
Partners and patents
22
The Arkwright empire
50
Arkwright on the offensive
91
The Arkwright system
146
The knights last years
182
a fortune made
224
a family founded
254
Bibliography 500
300
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