Manchester City Council

John Rylands Library

  1. Name

    John Rylands Library

  2. Address

    150 Deansgate, Manchester.

  3. Description

    When John Rylands died in 1888, he was one of Manchester's most successful industrialists with a personal fortune of £2.75million. The library was commissioned in 1890 by his wife Enriqueta Rylands in memory of her late husband.

    This world class collection includes the oldest known piece of the New Testament, the St John Fragment. Other treasures of the vast, varied collection include magnificent illuminated medieval manuscripts and a 1476 William Caxton edition of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

  4. Location

  5. Phone

    0161 306 0555

  6. Website

    http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk

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