The Diary of Thomas Leech 1839

About this diary:
This is the diary of Thomas Leech, written in his late forties to early fifties. Unlike the earlier diary of 1837 there is little confusion of the authorship of this memorandum. This is written in Thomas Leech's hand, which is quite scrawled and difficult to decipher (see image 3). Entries of business dealings enter heavily, particularly in reference to the Bosdin Buildings, Anti-Corn Law League and his work as a Poor Law Guardian. From a social point of view we can see how Thomas Leech has a fond attendance in the many public houses in the surrounding areas of Urmston, and central Manchester. This diary has been transcribed and edited by Megan McBride and is 104 pages long.

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This will be replaced by the SWF.