Digital Resources

Digitisation in collaboration with the Manchester Statistical Society

We are enormously grateful to the Manchester Statistical Society for awarding the Library a very generous grant from their Campion Fund. This has enabled us to purchase an ATIZ Book Drive Mini which is a specialist book scanner with the ability to digitise bound items through the use of a supportive cradle.

Thanks to the Statistical Society we will be making available, free of charge, a number of important resources on the history of Manchester which will appear on these pages as they are digitised.

More Digitisation

In addition to this project, a number of our eighteenth century periodicals, including copies of the Harrops Manchester Mercury from 1752-1775, have been digitised and made available on the Eighteenth Century Journals Portal to Newspapers and Periodicals c.1685-1815. A free trial of this excellent resource is available to libraries and academic institutions on the Adam Matthew website.

Chetham’s has also contributed nine Middle English manuscripts to be digitised as part of the Rylands Medieval Collection. Click on the links below to go to the high resolution images.

MS 6680 (A.4.99) Astrologica, etc (late C14th)
MS 6709 (A.4.104) Lydgate, Life of Our Lady (late C15th)
MS 6711 (A.4.107) Mandeville’s travels (early C15th)
MS 6723 (A.2.160) Wycliffite New Testament (early C15th)
MS 8009 (A.6.31) Ipomadon, etc. (mid C15th)
MS 11379 (A.6.90) Polychronicon in Trevisa’s ME trans. (turn of C14th/15th)
MS 27911 (A.2.166) Life of Christ (early C15th)
MS 27938 (A.3.127) Medical recipes (turn of C15th/16th)
MS 6690 (A.7.1) Mirror of the Life of Christ
E.6.10(4) Armburgh Papers (mid C15th)