Archive Collection icon Archive Collection: Albert Edward Leak of Lille and Leeds notebooks

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Title: Albert Edward Leak of Lille and Leeds notebooks

Level: Collection 

Classmark: MS 26

Creator(s): Leak, Albert Edward (1875-1931)

Date: 1914-1931

Main language: English; French

Size and medium: 9 vols: 4 loose leaf, 5 stitched

Persistent link: https://explore.library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/5996 

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On the manufacture of ropes, twines, and threads made from flax, hemp, jute, manila, and sisal at Fairbairn, Lawson, Combe Barbour, Hope Foundry, Leeds

Administrative or biographical history

Albert Edward Leak spent his life working in the textile industry, principally in rope manufacture and associated fields. He lived in Leeds, but spent some time working in Lille. His daughter, Dorothy Mary Leak became a sub-librarian at the Brotherton Library in the University of Leeds

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