Supplied by Midlands Historical Data.
William Hutton died in 1814 at the age of 92. He was a remarkable Birmingham man in many ways - a successful bookseller, author, a magistrate. Yet he was not a native of Birmingham, and was hounded out in the “Priestley Riots” of 1791. He wrote many local historical accounts.
Most of this book is auto-biographical, but the last chapter was written by his daughter Catherine. William Hutton witnessed the establishment of Birmingham as the power-house of the industrial revolution in England, and wrote about it in his own inimitable style.
This is both a biography and fascinating eye-witness account of the development of the City.
Kindly loaned to the project by the Birmingham and Midland Institute.