Catalogue of the Towneley Library

  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MS 735
  • Dates of Creation
      n.d. [Early 18th Century]
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      376 x 240 mm. 1 volume (41 folios);

Scope and Content

On the inside of the front cover is written An Alphabetical Catalogue of the Books in the Library at Towneley. The catalogue of this large collection is roughly alphabetical. Within each letter the books are classified under the headings 'Scriptures, Fathers & Divines', 'Controvertists', 'Historians', 'Philosophers', 'Mathematicians', 'Lawyers' and 'Miscellanies & Poets'.

The Towneley Library was used by Thomas Whitaker in his history of the parish of Whalley, first published in 1801. The Library was sold and dispersed in 1883.