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MLFHS: Anglo-Scottish FHS Branch Meeting

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The Portico Library & Gallery

57 Mosley Street

Manchester

M2 3HY

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THIS MEETING IS FOR MEMBERS ONLY

This meeting will be a tour of the Portico Library in Mosley Street.

Those booked for tour should meet at 1.15pm, to be ready for tour which willcommence at 1.30pm.

The Portico Library collection offers a unique insight into the minds of the men who contributed to the making of the city at a time when Georgian Manchester was making international history.

This unique collection provides a tangible insight into the Georgian and Victorian culture of Boomtown Manchester, reflecting the literary, intellectual and cultural mindset of the men who founded the Library over 200 years ago and of their successors throughout the 19th century.

The Portico Library collection began with the foundation of the Library in 1806 and is mainly 19th century. There is a wide selection of travel literature, novels, biographies and history. Unusually for such a library in the 19th century, there is also a fine representative selection of fiction, including a number of first editions. Alongside Dickens, Bulwer Lytton, Wilkie Collins and Elizabeth Gaskell there are many lesser known authors who are emerging as important subjects of study.

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57 Mosley Street

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M2 3HY

United Kingdom

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