The Diary of Thomas Leech 1837

About this diary:
This is the diary of Thomas Leech, written in his late forties. Thomas did not physically write this diary, but had enlisted his wife's cousin, Sarah Ann Hilton, to scribe the diary while he dictated his day's events. Thomas, within this diary, refers to himself in the third person, called himself 'Mr Leech', 'Mr L' or just 'L' throughout, this is most notable in pages 7 to 8 where the family attend a Christening in Chorlton. This diary records, in detail, daily business activities as well as details of his domestic life. This diary also contains documentation regarding the Rochdale Canal (p. 9, 21-22, 36-37), which Thomas Leech would have had dealings with, due to owning land in the Ancoats area of Manchester directly next to the Rochdale Canal. This diary also notes numerous recognisable places in Manchester. This diary was transcribed and edited by Megan McBride and is 42 pages long.

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