Enriqueta Augustina Rylands (1843-1908), founder of the John Rylands Library

  title={Enriqueta Augustina Rylands (1843-1908), founder of the John Rylands Library},
  author={D. A. Farnie},
  journal={Bulletin of the John Rylands Library},
  • D. A. Farnie
  • Published 1989
  • History
  • Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
  • Books have their own destiny, and the peculiar destiny of most seems to be decay and destruction. Armour against such a fate has been forged by the forethought of a few rare individuals, including a notable contingent of women. Such persons have endowed libraries in order to preserve for the future the best that has been known and said in the world. One such library gave to Manchester an institution of world status, in a country where endowed libraries were few in number in comparison to… CONTINUE READING

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    JRL, Library Archives, E.G
    • Duff to Mrs Rylands,
    • 1971
    Huckett was buried in an adjoining plot
    • 1928
    The Life of Andn-ic Martin Fairbaim (London: Hodder
    • A.M. I airhairn to A.S. Peake,
    • 1914
    Kiddle (1834-1911), pastor of Stretford Congregational Church (1884-94)
    • Death of John Rylands, who was interred on 15 December at Southern Cemetery. Letter of condolence from directors of the firm,
    • 1911
    A statue had been erected
    • 1907
    Mrs Rylands, 1 September 1904, with annotation by Mrs Rylands - 'I keep for the present control of the manuscripts
    • 1904
    Home and followed by cremation. Death of her twin brother, S.J. Tennant, a director of Rylands & Sons Ltd. from 1901, an original trustee, a life-governor and honorary treasurer of the John
    • 1901
    Library, Library Archives, Annual Reports to the Trustees, 1900-19
    • Annual Reports to the Governors,
    • 1900