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Nelson, Sir Amos (1860-1947), cotton manufacturer

Alan Fowler

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/48083
Nelson, Sir Amos (1860-1947), cotton manufacturer


Nelson, Sir Amos (1860-1947), cotton manufacturer, was born on 31 January 1860 at Winewall, near Colne, Lancashire, the eldest son of James Nelson (1831-1912), an overlooker, and his wife, Mary Ann, née Hartley. Although he came from a hand-loom weaving family, James Nelson began work in a power-loom weaving factory ...

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