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A Swiss Manufacturer Sees the Industrial Revolution in England
  1. Heinrich Buess
  1. Medical Department, CIBA Ltd., Basle, Switzerland


    I have recently come across the diaries of Johann Conrad Fischer. These diaries span six decades and cover the years of social, economic, and technological upheaval which marked the industrial revolution in England. The reader is given a picture of these years through the eyes of a Swiss manufacturer with a good perception of history, and his notes are of some value to historians.

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    • * From a paper read to the Thackrah Club at its meeting in Basle, May 15, 1961.