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Northern Baptist College Printed Collection

4,700 items.

The collection contains items printed between 1558 and 1977, the most important for primary source material being issued in the 18th and 19th centuries.

657 volumes represent 47 periodical titles, together with 1,878 pamphlets, 765 monographs, 143 biographies, 462 sermons, 372 hymn-books and related works, and 406 local histories.

The vast majority of the items were written by Baptist authors.

The collection is of particular significance for the history of the Baptist Church in Britain in the 18th and 19th centuries, with an impressive number of English provincial and Scottish imprints, but there is some coverage of North America and of Baptist overseas missions.

See also the Northern Baptist College archive.

Finding aids

  • Cataloguing in progress.
  • Clive D. Field, 'Sources for the Study of Protestant Nonconformity in the John Rylands University Library of Manchester', Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, vol. 71, no. 2 (1989), pp. 106-8.


The John Rylands Library

Using the reading rooms in the John Rylands Library