1803-1815

1804
Death of Joseph Priestley in Pennsylvania.

1807
Hugh Bourne, a Methodist preacher, attracted huge crowds at Mow Cop, Shropshire, leading to the creation of the Primitive Methodists. Abolition of Britain’s slave trade.

1809
Death of Matthew Boulton.

1813
The repeal of the relevant clause in the Blasphemy Act removed limitations on the religious activities of the Unitarians.

1815
End of war with France.

Articles in this time period

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Alfred Harrop and Co, Orange Street Works, Sheffield

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Anna Seward and her Poetry

Image: Frontispiece from Llangollen Vale with other Poems by Anna Seward, London, Third Edition, 1796 Birmingham Central Library 5. Anna… read more »

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Answer to Dardanus’s

Image: Plan of Birmingham, drawn by J. Sherrif of Oldswinford, late of the Crescent Birmingham. J Bisset, Bisset’s Magnificent… read more »

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Apparatus

Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives.

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Apparatus

Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives.

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Article from The Salopian Journal, 10 October 1838, on Mrs Graham’s ascent in a balloon

Watton’s Newspaper Cuttings, Volume 2 Image from: Shropshire Archives

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Arundel Brush Works, Sheffield

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Bank of Deposit, London

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Bank of London and National Provincial Insurance Association

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Benjamin Richardson, Flint Glass Manufacturer, Stourbridge

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Benjamin Smith and Son, Manufacturer of Printing Ink, London

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Birmingham

Image: Hinks, Wells & Co, Steel Pen Manufacturers, Buckingham Street Pen Works, Birmingham Image from: The New Illustrated Directory… read more »

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Birmingham

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Birmingham

Image: John Rubery, Umbrella, Parasol, Furniture and Steel Frame Manufacturer, Birmingham Image from: The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men… read more »

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Birmingham: Priestley’s Educational Inheritance

Image: The Old and New Meeting Houses, the Unitarian chapels in Birmingham. Image from: William Hutton, An History of Birmingham (Birmingham,… read more »

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Bland’s Brunswick Hotel, Sheffield

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Box

This snuff box is made from marble with a silver gilt lining

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Box

This snuff box is made from marble with a silver gilt lining.

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Bridgnorth, Shropshire

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Britannia Railway Carriage Works, Birmingham

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C.P. Swinburn & Son, Gun, Rifle and Pistol Manufacturers, Birmingham

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Caddy Spoon

Silver caddy spoon, probably by Samuel Pemberton, c.1800.

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Calico Printer

Calico is a type of cloth, heavier than linen and made of cotton. A calico printer drew… read more »

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Candelabrum, c. 1755-60

Rococo double candelabrum in form of a flowering tree crowned with a nesting bird. The applied flowers… read more »

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Carpenter and Tildesley, Patent Lock and Curry Comb Manufacturers, Willenhall

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Carpet Maker

The picture shows a carpet weaver at his loom. The loom consists of two long planks of… read more »

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Carpet Weaver

“The art of weaving carpets is carried on to a great extent in England at the present… read more »

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Cast-iron Aqueduct, Cromford Derbyshire

The aqueduct carried water from the Greyhound Pond and Cromford Sough to power the water wheels of… read more »

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Catherine the Great and her non-visit to Soho House

Image: Death of Catherine the Great. Double-headed eagle and bust of the monarch. 1796. Designed by Conrad Heinrich… read more »

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Catherine the Great’s Medals

Image: Death of Catherine the Great. Double-headed eagle and bust of the monarch. 1796. Designed by Conrad Heinrich… read more »

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Chadburn Brothers, Optical, Mathematical and Philosophical Instrument Makers, Sheffield

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Chadburn Brothers, Opticians, Sheffield

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Chamberlain’s Royal Porcelain Works, Worcester

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Charles Bage and Iron Construction

Image: The ground floor of Charles Bage’s Ditherington Mill showing the iron columns used in construction. The picture… read more »

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Charles Bage, the Flax Industry and Shrewsbury’s Iron-Framed Mills

Image: View of Ditherington Mill in April 2003, the world’s first completely iron-framed building. The factory was built… read more »

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Chemical Philosophers of the Present Day: Dr Priestley

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Colebrook Dale

Image:The Iron Bridge, near Coalbrookdale Shropshire. Thomas Harral, Picturesque Views of the Severn (1824). Harral’s views were largely based… read more »

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Commercial Hotel, Sheffield

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Cromford: A Factory Community

Image: Housing in North Street, Cromford, Derbyshire. Richard Arkwright built houses to attract people to work in his… read more »

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Curiosities in Greene’s Museum

Image: “Miss Seward”. John Jackson, History of the City and Cathedral of Lichfield(London, 1805). Anna Seward, the Lichfield poet… read more »

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Davy Brothers, Engineers and Millwrights, Park Iron Works, Sheffield

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Dingley’s Commercial Hotel, Moor Street, Birmingham

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