Manchester Free Library


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Leisure and Society Elizabeth Gaskell
EG attended the opening of the Manchester Free Library , the first major, free public lending library in England, at which speakers included Charles Dickens , Edward Bulwer Lytton and William Makepeace Thackeray .
Uglow, Jennifer S. Elizabeth Gaskell: A Habit of Stories. Faber and Faber, 1993.


2 September 1852
The Manchester Free Library , the first major British public lending library, opened in Manchester.
21 February 1905
An article in the Manchester Guardian commented on the style of young, female factory workers: their rapid changes of fashion, their short hair and low necklines, and contrast between their dress for work and for...
31 October 1910
Frances Olive Underhill , a graduate of Royal Holloway College , was appointed by E. W. B. Nicholson Assistant Librarian at the Bodleian : the first woman so appointed in England, after considerable infighting and...