Hymn Collection of John Rylands
Date range: unknown.
Number of items: 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.
A manuscript index of first lines and authors is available in nine volumes via the Special Collections reading rooms.