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 1888.

Subtitled ‘Business men and commercial interests, wealth and growth: historical, statistical, biographical’ and illustrated with a series of particularly attractive engravings, these two volumes provide an introduction to the history, cultural attractions and commercial enterprise of Manchester and Liverpool, together with an indexed directory of manufacturers and tradesmen.

The work has been done for us by Charlotte Wells, an MA student on MMU’s Library and Information Management course who is currently on placement with us. Our thanks to Charlotte and to the generosity of the Manchester Statistical Society whose Campion Fund grant has enabled us to purchase a specialist book scanner.


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