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Blog

  1. The Dilapidated College, Manchester

    One of Humphrey Chetham’s first considerations when making the bequest of a library and school for poor boys upon his death was to find a suitable building in which to...

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  2. Cambrics Scrapbook and Catalogue Update

    We are pleased to announce that we have added a new selection of digitised images to our online catalogue. These are from our ‘Cambrics’ scrapbook, which is one of the...

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  3. Thomas Whitaker

    Recently one of our readers was studying the works of Thomas Whitaker, an influential English clergyman, topographer, and antiquarian. As we have several works and the death mask of Whitaker...

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  4. New History of Manchester Cathedral

    We’re delighted to be able to report the launch of the new history of Manchester Cathedral, dedicated to our late colleague and friend Michael Powell, Librarian of Chetham’s. The work...

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  5. Passing time …

    A change of pace for the Library blog this week with the story of the republication of a Manchester novel with a difference. Over to Pariah Press publisher, Jonny Walsh:...

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  6. General Wolfe’s Sword

    As we are preparing to change the objects we have on display, we thought it would be a nice idea to share some of these items from our collection. In...

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  7. Sebastian Münster’s Cosmographia

    We thought we would share one of the treasures requested by our readers this week, the Cosmographia by Sebastian Münster. The Cosmographia, first published in 1544, was the earliest German-language...

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  8. Manor Court Rolls from the West Riding

    We are delighted to announce that the Library has acquired copies of a valuable contribution to local scholarship by Peter Hurst. Peter’s work edits and translates material from Latin to...

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