Herbert Hulme Cheshire History Collection

Scope and Content

A collection of materials, manuscript and printed, relating largely to the history of Cheshire, made by Herbert Hulme, both under his own name and under the pen-name 'Cedric II'. Some material relates to John Byrom and his circle of friends in Cheshire, some to Manchester. The collection includes transcripts from the parish registers of Rostherne, Cheshire and the 1727 Poll Book of Bucklow Hundred, Cheshire, pedigrees of Cheshire families, and miscellaneous material relating to the history of Cheshire.

Administrative / Biographical History

Herbert Hulme, of Timperley, Cheshire, was a local historian working from 1910 to 1946. He wrote under the pen-name 'Cedric II', and published articles on Cheshire history in the Knutsford Division Guardian and Stockport Advertiser.

Access Information

The collection is available for consultation by any accredited reader.

Acquisition Information

English MSS 967-968 were presented to the John Rylands Library by Herbert Hulme in April 1944; English MSS 971-985 were purchased by the John Rylands Library from Hulme in May 1946.


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, 1937-1951 (English MSS 967-968, 971-985).

Related Material

Cheshire Local Studies Collection at Cheshire Record Office includes articles by 'Cedric' on Cheshire history reprinted from Cheshire Notes and Queries, 1896-1907. Knutsford Library holds two collections of cuttings and papers by Herbert Hulme (Cedric II) on 'Old Mobberley' (C/MOB/H) including many articles from the Stockport Advertiser, and 'Bygone Rostherne and Tatton in the County of Chester' (C/ROS/H), reprinted from the Knutsford Guardian in 1910.