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THE JOHN RYLANDS GIFT TO THE NATION

THE JOHN RYLANDS GIFT TO THE NATION

The John Rylands Library in Deansgate, Manchester, was opened in 1899, and is perhaps the noblest monument that ever a modern merchant prince had. Rylands was an amazingly successful weaver, also a great philanthropist and book-lover. His widow purchased the Althorp collection from Earl Spencer, housed it in this building, and gave it to the nation.

Other pictures from In the Days of the Merchant Princes


PARISH CHURCH AT BRISTOL, WHICH WAS BUILT THROUGH THE MUNIFICENCE OF THE CANYNGES, MAYORS AND MERCHANT PRINCES

DICK WHITTINGTON'S STONE AT HIGHGATE

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