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Collection Level Scope and Contents note During the nineteenth century great fortunes were made by various entrepreneurs in the cotton industry of Lancashire. One of the most remarkable of these cotton masters was Edward Hermon (1821?-1881), the managing partner of Horrocks, Miller & Company, an early giant in the field. Hermon became the conservative M.P. for Preston (1868-1881) as well as an eminent art collector, sportsman, philantropist and builder. His papers, dating between 1864 and 1867, cover a variety of topics, but...