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Source: The Illustrated London News, June 29, 1861, p.617
Alphabetical and classified lists of the trades in the United Kingdom have been issued by her Majesty's Commissioners showing the number of the class or sub-class of the industrial sections in which the exhibitors' productions will be arranged in the forthcoming Exhibition. Although various trades directories in different parts of the country have been published, the present list is the first which has been produced upon so comprehensive a scale. As compared with the list in the Census of 1851, it is rather more than three times as extensive. Besides its obvious use in suggesting how each trade may represent itself in the International Exhibition of 1862, the list has an interest of its own in showing how minutely the industries of the United Kingdom are subdivided.
See also Exposition in Paris