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'Mancuniensis. Or An History of the Town of Manchester

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MS. Top. Lancs c. 5
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'Mancuniensis. Or An History of the Town of Manchester, And what is most remarkable concerning it', a copy of Richard Hollingworth's treatise, which was printed in 1839. The greater part consists of Appendixes of documents and notes, which include a copy of the author's autobiography (fol. 65v) and an account of his death on Nov. 3, 1656. The history seems to end with 1638, but at fol. 67 in another hand is the same author's account of the siege of Manchester in 1642.


  • Creation: Written at the close of the 17th century


79 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Lancs c. 5, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Top. Lancs c. 5

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20497


'Mancuniensis. Or An History of the Town of Manchester

Biographical / Historical

Richard Hollingworth (fl. 17th century).

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 30728

Custodial History

'Pd. the 25th Xber: 1657 per Thomas Jllingworth Churchwarden to Raph Shelmerdine for this booke 5s. 6d.', i.e. when it was blank.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired by The Bodleian Library in 1890.

Physical Facet

On paper


12 1/8 × 8 in.

'Mancuniensis. Or An History of the Town of Manchester
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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