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Papers of John Albert Green, Manchester Librarian
Papers of John Albert Green, Manchester Librarian
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Papers relating to Moss Side Library: establishing the public library 1894-1897, notices and programmes of events held at library 1899-1904, miscellaneous papers 1897-1916; correspondence: as Librarian of Moss Side Library 1897-1916, as Librarian of Special Collections, Manchester Reference Library 1917-1922; miscellaneous papers on Manchester Public Library: librarians 1851, pamphlets 1903, 1919, newspaper cuttings 1922, 1923; lectures, bibliographies and articles by John Albert Green 1899-1933; articles by Joseph James Gleave of Whalley Range 1892-1904; articles by William Edward Armytage Axon of Moss Side 1910; pamphlets 1894-1915; magazines 1906-1918; political tracts and election addresses relating to Moss Side 1892-1920; miscellaneous political tracts 1894-1912; Moss Side School Board 1902; personal papers 1889-1920; unsigned, undated manuscript of storyPlace:Manchester/Manchester/Manchester/Lancashire/England/Moss Side/Manchester/Lancashire/England
Papers of John Albert Green, Manchester Librarian
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John Albert Green was born in 1858, the son of a builder, in Heywood. After working as an office boy for the 'Heywood Guardian' and in the shop of the Heywood Bookselling Co he became Librarian of Heywood Cooperative Society. In 1897 he was appointed first Librarian of Moss Side Library which he made famous for its collection on de Quincy and Mrs Gaskell, and in 1916 he became Librarian for Special Collections in Manchester Public Library. His private collection of works on Heywood was presented to Heywood Public Library and his Coleridge collection was given to Manchester. In his private life he was a spiritualist, vegetarian and teetotaller.
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