Download Bygone Liverpool; (1913) Free PDF book by Ramsay Muir (with illustrations)
the object of this work is to present a picture of Liverpool in the making; to give a brief account of some of the historic landmarks and industrial activities; to draw attention to the periodic changes which have taken place in the town and port, and to review the circumstances that have brought those changes about.
The nature of this effort precludes the possibility of its being accomplished by one person unassisted; because no individual or institution possesses the material for it. The work is, therefore, the result of the friendly co-operation of several individuals interested in the many-sided history of Liverpool; and the publishers desire to place on record their sense of the obligation they feel to those who have so generously assisted them in their endeavors. To Professor Ramsay Muir the publishers’ thanks are primarily due, and are gratefully offered, for the encouragement he gave to the proposal as soon as it was laid before him; and also for his invaluable aid in contributing the Introduction to the work.
The publisher’s desire, also, to acknowledge their indebtedness to Mr. W. Fergus’s son Irvine, M.A., F.S.A., for his advice and assistance, and for allowing them to use extracts from his published works. Their thanks are also due and are freely offered, to the Right Hon. the Earl of Sefton, Mr. John Rankin, Messrs. Rankin, Gilmour & Co., Ltd., and Mr. T. F. Harrison, for the use of many interesting drawings, and for information respecting them.