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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