Manchester City Council

Libraries Literature and Letters

Fuller Collection

What's in our collection?

A collection of early editions written by seventeenth century clergyman, Thomas Fuller that was founded by John Eglington Bailey (1840-1888), a Manchester merchant and book collector.

Thomas Fuller was a churchman and historian particularly known for his Worthies Of England. The collections contain around 50 17th century editions of Fuller’s works, 60 17th and early 18th century works by other people named Fuller and 60 19th century works about Fuller.

This is largely anecdotal information that would otherwise have been lost as well as numerous sermons and theological books.

Where can I fid them?

The Fuller collection is searchable on the library catalogue. Click advanced search, select keyword and enter "Fuller collection".

Items are available for use in Central Library search room with at least one day's notice, request to view books in the search room.

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