Astbury's report to his initial sponsors, The Clothworker's Guild, Dec 1931

Every year, Astbury and his colleagues would write a report to the Clothworker's Guild explaining how they were spending their money and why it was in the interests of the Guild, and the industry they represented, to continue to fund their work. In the report shown below, written at the end of his third year at Leeds, Astbury highlights the success of artificial silk (rayon) in reviving the silk industry arguing that this why more research (his research) was needed into wool fibres.

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