The Iron Trade in England and Wales 1500-1815: the charcoal iron industry and its transition to coke: PhD Thesis, Wolverhampton University (2003)

Peter King, 2003

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Overview

This archive contains the full text of Peter King's Ph.D. thesis 'The Iron Trade in England and Wales 1500-1815: the charcoal iron industry and its transition to coke' together with the main datasets used in its preparation. The PhD was submitted to Wolverhampton University in April 2003 and was originally written using Script Professional. The subsequent conversion of these files from this format account for minor anomalies, such as blank spaces at the foot of pages, in the page formatting of this thesis.

The accompanying datasets for the thesis, available through the 'Downloads' section, were created using Microsoft Excel and were found by the author to be far too large to be included in the text of the thesis itself. For the vast majority of these datasets various extracts and summaries appear in tables and charts in the text and also in subsequent appendices. Where data is presented separately, the identity of the files containing these tables, charts, and appendices is indicated in the bottom right hand corner of the page. Some of these contain the results of further calculations concerning on growth rates or other matters. Files in the Sound Toll series also contain detailed figures for trade in iron from Sweden, Russia, and other Baltic states to countries other than England. Neither of these is otherwise referred to in this thesis. In many cases figures quoted in the text will be found in a worksheet called 'Select'. This shows the precise means by which these figures have been calculated and enable the data from which it was calculated to be identified.

Further information on the creation of the datasets can be found in Appendix 8 of the thesis itself (PDF, 20kb; opens in new window).