The John Rylands Library: How one of Britain’s great libraries was created by a forward-thinking widow – Country Life

The widow of a successful industrialist turned her inherited fortune towards the creation of one of Britain’s greatest libraries: The John Rylands Library, Manchester. Steven Brindle explains the story of her foundation and admires the library’s architectural splendour, with photographs by Will Pryce.

Source: The John Rylands Library: How one of Britain’s great libraries was created by a forward-thinking widow – Country Life

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