The Gaskell Society

The Gaskell Society

Celebrating the life and work of Elizabeth Gaskell

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Manchester Meeting – Elizabeth Gaskell in the Digital World

5 March, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm GMT

£5 – £6

We’re thrilled to welcome Jessica Smith, Creative Arts Archivist at the John Ryland Research Institute and Library.

As you may know, the John Rylands Library holds a collection of Elizabeth Gaskell’s printed works and letters. They hold the original manuscripts for ‘The Grey Woman’, Wives and Daughters, The Life of Charlotte Brontë and ‘The Crooked Branch. They also hold letters sent to Gaskell by Charles Dickens. Jessica, the guardian of these wonderful treasures, will talk about the Gaskell archive, touching on content, catalogues, digitisation and accruals, and also the collection’s potential for digital scholarship and visualisation.

The talk begins at 1.30pm. We’ll make a recording available for ticketholders to view after the event.

All are welcome – both members and non-members. Member tickets are £5, non-members £6.

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