Libraries for All

Early modern parish libraries, frequently established for the benefit of the general public, were often deliberately inaccessible. HistoryToday.com

Read more …

The library from the parish of Gorton, one of five bequeathed by Humphrey Chetham in the 1650s, now held at Chetham’s Library in Manchester. Only two of the libraries have survived intact.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s