Chetham's Library


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Leisure and Society Elizabeth Gaskell
(Manchester also boasted the seventeenth-century Chetham's Library ) EG donated copies of Mary Barton to the Free Library.
Uglow, Jennifer S. Elizabeth Gaskell: A Habit of Stories. Faber and Faber.
Wealth and Poverty Isabella Banks
IB felt that she deserved the pension and had been refused because her works were considered too popular and were thus not appreciated for their artistic merit, feelings which she bitterly expressed in a letter...


Before 20 September 1653: Humphrey Chetham planned the organisation...

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Before 20 September 1653

Humphrey Chetham planned the organisation which, after his death on this date, opened as the first public library in the modern world: Chetham's Library in Manchester (sometimes known as Cheetham's ).

August 1850: The Public Libraries Act, which provided...

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August 1850

The Public Libraries Act, which provided for government-funded libraries, was given royal assent.


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