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Resource: The Strines Journal, calotypes 1852-1856

Tony Richards has recently written on his blog about a little known resource, The Strines Journal, compilied by Joel Wainwright and John M. Gregory, 1852-1856.

The monthly journal, produced in manuscript as a single copy only, records events in Strines and Marple, and wider occurrences, with articles on scientific, industrial and literary subjects. It is illustrated with watercolours, pen-and-ink drawings, and photographs. Joseph Sidebotham contributed drawings, photographs, and articles. Through him the editors were introduced to James Nasmyth, who contributed an article on the Moon, and there were several other notable contributors.

There are five bound volumes in total, plus an extraordinary issue on the occasion of Joel Wainwright’s marriage in May 1856. These volumes are now in the Rylands Collection at The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester.

Read Tony's full blog posting here and see links to the fully digitised five volumes. 

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Comment by Tony Richards on December 18, 2017 at 13:42

Thank you for the mention Michael.

The Journals have been fully digitised and are available via the link in the blog post.

Well worth a read, not just for the photography content, a wonderful Victorian resource.


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