Tabitha Baker

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University of Warwick
Tabitha Baker

The embroidery trade in eighteenth-century France

I am extremely grateful to the Economic History Society for the award of a PhD bursary.  Support from the bursary contributed to my living and travel costs during the final year of my doctoral studies so that I was able to concentrate on writing up the final chapters of my thesis. My thesis examines the professional embroidery trade of eighteenth-century Paris and Lyon within the broader socio-economic context of consumption, retailing and production. Thanks to the generosity of the Economic History Society, I was also able to consolidate my research at the V&A museum and British Library.