Varnished Leaves: a biography of the Mander family of Wolverhampton, 1750-1950
These fragments from the history of the Mander family are edited from sample chapters of Nicholas Mander's new biography, Varnished Leaves, published in 2004.
The book describes the life and times of the first five Charles Manders in succession, covering the period from 1742 to 1952. It is split up into sections for convenience, as the work in its entirety would take a long time to download.
Early Years to 1750
Benjamin Mander 1752–1819
John Mander 1754–1827
Charles The First 1780–1853
The Great Fight at Wolverhampton 1816–39
The Narrative of Jemima Cox 1871
From Chapter Sixteen:
Geoffrey Le Mesurier Mander 1882–1962