John Burton Rondeau Collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers concerning book collecting and the book trade compiled by J. B. Rondeau of Salford (1825-1862).

Administrative / Biographical History

W. E. Axon in The Annals of Manchester (1886), p 288, notes "Mr John Burton Rondeau died, in reduced circumstances, at Manchester, October 10 [1862], aged 37. He was an indefatigable collector of curios and scarce books and tracts, and wrote some biographical papers and communications. Most of his collection passed into the hands of Mr James Crossley, and were dispersed at the sale of the Crossley Library."

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 5 files.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to this collection. Viewing is by prior appointment. Please contact archivist@chethams.org.uk.

Acquisition Information

This collection was probably lot number 2963 in the Catalogue of the Library of James Crossley...sold by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge 11 June 1885 and eight following days. It is not known when the collection came into Chetham's Library.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.