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Manchester Town Hall, papers of W E A Axon
Manchester Town Hall, papers of W E A Axon
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Various papers relating to the opening of the Town Hall in 1877, including: invitation card, programme, list of toasts, list of guests, seating and table plan, commemorative leaflet. Letters including: from Town Hall's architect A Waterhouse to T Raffles Davison listing the buildings designed by him; letters relating to the opening of the Town Hall; proof of Axon's 'Architectural Description of the Town Hall', bottom shelfl'; Cavaille-Coll's 'Description of the Organ erected in the Town Hall; 'Guide to the New Town Hall'; general history and description of the Town Hall reprinted from the Manchester Courier; list of initial and their owners on the Town Hall bells; supplement to the 'British Architect and Northern Engineer' showing engraving of the main entrance to the Town Hall.Place:Manchester/Manchester/Manchester/Lancashire/England
Manchester Town Hall, papers of W E A Axon
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W E A Axon (1846-1913) was a well known local literary figure, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, and member of several other learned societies. He was Sub-Librarian of Manchester Free Library 1867-1874, when he joined the editorial staff of the 'Manchester Guardian'. For an account of his life, see 'Dr Axon - Manchester Bookman' by R Walmsley in the 'Manchester Review', Summer/Autumn 1964 (O17.442 M62). These papers were probably used by him to write in 'An Architectural and General Description of the Town Hall Manchester 1878 (f725.13 M1).
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