Memorial Volume of G.W. Wood, MP

  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MS 1168
  • Dates of Creation
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  • Physical Description
      365 x 230 mm. 1 volume (ii + 91 + ii folios); Medium: vellum. Binding: leather binding with silver clasps and inscribed plaque.

Scope and Content

A Memorial Volume presented to the widow of George William Wood (1781-1843), MP for Kendal, (who promoted the Dissenters Chapels Bill) by all the Unitarian Chapels in the Provincial Assembly of Lancashire and Cheshire upon his death in 1843. Signed by every Minister and all members of the Churches in Lancashire and Cheshire, it contains some 3,200 names. In a slip-case and polished wooden box.

Access Information

The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.

Acquisition Information

Presented to the John Rylands Library by Mrs Dorothy Wood of Dorking, through the Reverend Dr Herbert J. McLachlan [principal of Manchester College, Oxford].


Description compiled by Jo Humpleby, project archivist.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued in the Hand-List of the Collection of English Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, 1952-1970 (English MS 1168).

Related Material

The British Library holds letters from G.W. Wood to Joseph Hunter (1810-1853) (ref.: GB 058 Add MS 24877).

Oxford University, Harris Manchester College Library has letters to Wood from Charles Wellbeloved (ref.: GB 459 MSS Wood).

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