The Businesses of Flensburg from 1770 to 1870

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Albrecht, Ulrike
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    Economic-historical investigation based on factory reports. Topics: location of the factory, type of factory, name and first name of owner, number of workers and day laborers, amount of production, value of production (until 1823), amount and value of domestic raw materials, amount and value of foreign raw materials, general remarks. Also detailed individual information items at company level (up to 50 per data set) e.g. references to seasonal employment or qualification of employees in the company. Specifically for the entire time period (until 1863) over 120000 data items on 200 products and raw materials from roughly 70 different kinds of business.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1770 / 1870
Geographic Coverage
  • Historical German lands (-1871) (DQDE)
    Flensburg in the Duchy of Holstein
Sampled Universe
Survey of 75 factory businesses in Flensburg. Systematic and categorizing evaluation of: factory reports after a modified version of separation into areas of business according to Prussian statistics of 1875, contemporary population statistics (population, occupation and business censuses).
Collection Mode
  • File analysis
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 2907
    Number of Variables: 49
624 units were covered for the time period 1774 to 1808 and a further 2907 units for 1809 to 1870.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8057 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Albrecht, Ulrike: Das Gewerbe Flensburgs von 1770 bis 1870: Eine wirtschaftsgeschichtliche Untersuchung auf der Grundlage von Fabrikberichten. "Arbeitskreis für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte Schleswig-Holsteins" und "Gesellschaft für Schleswig-Holsteinische Geschichte" (Hrsg.). Neumünster: Karl Wacholtz Verlag 1993. (Studien zur Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte Schleswig-Holsteins; Bd. 24)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 20 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23