Wednesday 15 November 2023

PRONI publishes enhanced guide to the Ulster textile industries

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The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) has released a new publication – The Ulster Textile Industry: a Catalogue of Business Records in PRONI – which is based on a guide created in 1978.

This much enhanced edition includes details of the many sources on textiles produced since then and includes archives from some 430 businesses working in the Linen, Cotton and Woollen industries in the North of Ireland.

It runs to 124 pages and is free to download.

The Guide's Introduction advises researchers to refer to the PRONI ecatalogue before using any of the records, as it will almost always provide a fuller description of the documents held by the Belfast-based repository. It also gives sub-numbers for ordering particular items from large collections.