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Papers of the Palmer Family
Papers of the Palmer Family
1818-1905
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Personal correspondence 1818-1905; Business correspondence 1816-1900; Architectural drawings 19th cent; Papers of the Palmer and Whitfield families 19th cent; Genealogies of various families 19th cent; Manuscript histories and notes 19th cent.Place:/Manchester/Manchester/Lancashire/England
Title:
Papers of the Palmer Family
Date of work:
1818-1905
Reference number:
GB127.M16
Level of description:
Fonds
Custodial history:
John Palmer, architect and antiquary, was born at Bishop Middleham, Co. Durham, in 1783. In 1804 he removed to Palace near Perth, where he stayed for nearly 3 years, learning the rudiments of architecture, while the palace was being rebuilt. From Scone he went to London for about 2 years, and then in 1808 to Yarmouth, where the Naval Hospital was being erected at that time. In 1811 he returned to London and in 1813 came to Manchester, where he was to stay for 33 years. In 1814, he began the restoration of the window in Strangeways Chapel, within the Collegiate Church, and continued restoration of' the fabric of the church for some years. He was also the architect of St. Augustine's Catholic Chapel, Granby Row, which was opened in 1820. In addition to his architectural activities, he was the author of two books: History of the Siege of Manchester, 1822 and Architectural Description of the Collegiate Church, 1830. Palmer died in Manchester in 1846.
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Storage Code: 26023Storage Desc: Location: Central Library SR2/125/8/5userwrapped2: SB
Use restrictions:
Unrestricted
Record types:
COLLECTION
Language:
English
Record number:
7187572
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