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Elizabeth Gaskell Printed Collection

200 items (dispersed).

To complement the Library's important holdings of Elizabeth Gaskell manuscripts, there is available a significant collection of printed items which includes all of Sadleir's comparative scarcities, and all of the items for which he gives full bibliographical descriptions, save for the 1850 New York edition of Lizzie Leigh1 and the 1850 Manchester pamphlet The Sexton's Hero.

Not recorded by Sadleir but available in Manchester are the 1840 Clopton Hall, the 1858 New York edition of My Lady Ludlow and the 1860 edition of Right at Last. Many of the volumes contain the author's own inscriptions and notes.

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1In 2006 the Library acquired a copy of the 1850 Manchester pamphlet, The Sextons Hero, and Christmas Storms and Sunshine, previously noted as the other Sadleir item wanting from the collection.

Finding aids

Recorded in general printed-book catalogue.


The John Rylands Library

Using the reading rooms in the John Rylands Library