Rylands, Thomas Glazebrook
Biographical dates - Period of existence1818-1900
Other InformationThomas Glazebrook Rylands (1818-1900) was a wire-manufacturer in Warrington. Bequeathed 2,700 items to the University of Liverpool (then University College Liverpool). This foundation collection was the University library's first major bequest, including 19 medieval manuscripts and 116 books printed before 1536. Rylands referred to his library as his "tools" and acquired the most important books dealing with each of his successive areas of interest.
See: Radcliffe, R.D., A memoir of Thomas Glazebrook Rylands of Highfields, Thelwall, Cheshire, (Privately printed: 1901) ; Sampson, John, "A catalogue of the books, printed and in manuscript, bequeathed by the late Thomas Glazebrook Rylands of Highfields, Thelwall Cheshire, Esquire, to the Library of Uiversity College Liverpool" (Liverpool University Press, 1900).
Many of the books which came to the University of Liverpool in 1900 as part of the Thomas Glazebrook Rylands bequest also contain the bookplate(s) of his son, W. Harry Rylands (1847-1922).
Other IdentifierRylands, W. Harry
MARC Area Codee-uk-en
PlaceWarrington (Geonames Id: 2634739)
Profession / Type of InstitutionBusiness
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