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Hymn Collection of John Rylands

60,000 items.

The collection comes from the personal library of John Rylands at Longford Hall in Stretford and it consists of 60,000 English and other hymns of varying theological origin, pasted in to 34 large folio volumes in preparation for the 1885 publication of Hymns for the Church Universal.

Finding aids

There is a manuscript index of first lines and authors in nine volumes.


The John Rylands Library

Using the reading rooms in the John Rylands Library