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Archive: 2012

  1. Animal, vegetable or mineral?

    Despite its sheep-like appearance, our latest ‘monstrum’ is a member of the vegetable family. This 18th-century engraving shows Polypodium barometz, a fern native to China, whose animal-like appearance and distant...

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  2. Manchester of Today

    As part of our ongoing digitisation work, we are pleased to make available Manchester of Today: an epitome of results and its sister volume Liverpool of Today, both dating from...

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  3. Conservation Grants

    We are delighted to announce that the Library has recently been awarded two significant grants, which will enable the preservation of some of our most important and valuable books. Restoring...

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  4. A window into the past

    In the 1740s and 1750s two men named Russel Casson and John Berry produced a series of exquisitely illustrated maps of Manchester and Salford. This series has become one of...

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  5. Chetham’s in the news

    We are delighted to have been featured over at Mancunian Matters on this week’s £10 Challenge, a weekly series devoted to getting the most of your money in the city...

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  6. Calling all industrial archaeologists!

    The Library has a fantastic collection of resources for anybody interested in the industrial archaeology of the region, including photographs, reports, papers and surveys, as well as a wealth of...

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  7. Happy New Year!

    We are starting 2012 as we mean to go on here at the Library with the thirty-fifth of our 101 Treasures, which makes us over a third of the way...

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