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John Rylands (1801–1888)

Photo credit: John Rylands Research Institute and Library

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John Rylands was a wealthy cotton magnate in Manchester. The library was built in his memory by his wife, Enriqueta Augustina Rylands.

John Rylands Research Institute and Library



John Rylands (1801–1888)






H 190 x W 65 x D 60 cm (E);
Plinth: H 94 x W 65 x D 60 cm (E)

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Acquisition method

commissioned by Enriqueta Rylands

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Inscription description

inscribed on centre of plinth: John Rylands


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150 Deansgate, Manchester, Greater Manchester M3 3EH England

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