Manchester City Council

Fuller collection

  1. Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) was a churchman and historian particularly known for Worthies Of England, published in 1662 after his death.

  2. What's available

    A collection of early editions written by Thomas Fuller was gathered by John Eglington Bailey (1840-1888), a Manchester merchant and book collector. Items in the collection include numerous sermons, theological books and largely anecdotal information that would otherwise have been lost.

    The collections contain around:

    • fifty 17th century editions of Fuller’s works
    • sixty 19th century works about Fuller.
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    We also have around sixty 17th and early 18th century works by other people named Fuller.

  3. How to access

    Items from the collection are available to view in the search room, please make an appointment (with at least one day notice).

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