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Collections Encounter

Friday 6 November, 2015, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Collections Encounter of Gaskell Manuscripts held at the John Rylands Library


This event is one of many that the Society is holding to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Elizabeth Gaskell’s death.

We are pleased to be given the opportunity to view some items from the Library’s collection of Gaskell manuscripts, including the Wives and Daughters MS; this will be curated by Fran Baker, Archivist at the Library, and member of The Gaskell Society. Fran will be joined by Laura Caradonna, one of the Library’s conservators, who is working on conserving/repackaging the Gaskell Collection. Laura will tell us such details as the type of paper and ink used and how she is preserving the collection

To book this FREE event please email Celia Crew :

The Limit is 20 people so early booking is advised

N.B. There will be a second Collections Encounter on 26th November, so please only book for one.


Friday 6 November, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm