Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/sirtitussaltbar01balggoog/Sir Titus Salt, 1st Baronet (1803 -1876), was a British manufacturer, politician and philanthropist, best known for having built Salt's Mill, a large, innovative textile mill, together with the attached village of Saltaire, where he provided cleaner air, better housing, schooling, banking, churches, recreation, shorter hours and higher wages for over 4000 employees. Salt's hard work and innovation with alpaca thread lead to fame and fortune. He was awarded a baronetsy by the British Crown in 1869. Salt left no memoirs, but it is estimated that over 100,000 people attended his funeral. His personal friend, Rev. Balgarnie, pieced together this fascinating biography from interviews, records, news articles and speeches by and about “the Great Paternalist”. One testimonial stated "Titus was perhaps the greatest captain of industry in England not only because he gathered thousands under him but also because, according to the light that was in him, he tried to care for all those thousands." His philanthropy disbursed over £500,000 by the time of his death (about £65 million in 2021, or $91.5 million).
The mostly factual story, THE GREAT YORKSHIRE LLAMA, by Charles Dickens, referred to in Chapter 6 and elaborating on how Sir Titus Salt discovered a huge stash of alpaca wool in a warehouse in Liverpool, and developed it into a highly popular fabric, will be posted in the Short Story Collection #?. (Summary by Michele Fry)
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