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John Baskerville, William Hutton and their Social Networks

Susan Whyman

in John Baskerville: Art and Industry of the Englightenment

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940643
eISBN:
9781786945143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940643.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter considers Baskerville’s social networks and compares him with another self-educated ‘rough diamond’, the local historian and businessman, William Hutton. It explores how Baskerville ... More


Hutton as an Author: ‘The Pleasure of Writing Is Inconceivable’

Susan E. Whyman

in The Useful Knowledge of William Hutton: Culture and Industry in Eighteenth-Century Birmingham

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198797838
eISBN:
9780191839146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797838.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

Reading and writing were cornerstones of the lives of self-educated rough diamonds like Hutton. He is a perfect example of the dreaded rising author, who wrote for money, without education or status. ... More


Civility and Sociability

Peter Borsay

in The English Urban Renaissance: Culture and Society in the Provincial Town 1660-1770

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202554
eISBN:
9780191675409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202554.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes the Urban Renaissance not as a movement built solely on self-interest and social emulation but in terms of its nobler, uplifting aspects, seeking to foster man's finer ... More


The Useful Knowledge of William Hutton: Culture and Industry in Eighteenth-Century Birmingham

Susan E. Whyman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198797838
eISBN:
9780191839146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797838.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

The Useful Knowledge of William Hutton shows the rapid rise of a self-taught workman and of the city of Birmingham during the two major events of the eighteenth century—the Industrial Revolution and ... More


A Scottish Venture in the Newfoundland Fish Trade, 1726-1727

Olaf Uwe Janzen

in Merchant Organization and Maritime Trade in the North Atlantic, 1660-1815

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128855
eISBN:
9781786944795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128855.003.0006
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This essay charts the misfortunes of Scottish merchant voyage to Newfoundland fisheries aboard the Christian. Author Olaf Janzen studies the correspondence of merchant Edward Burd Jr to determine ... More


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