Friday, 10 May 2013

John Dalton



We have a small but interesting collection of material relating to the great scientist and mathematician John Dalton (1766-1844), who spent much of his adult life in Manchester and was an enthusiastic supporter of Chetham's Library, declaring 'there is in this town a large library, furnished with the best books in every art, science and language, which is open to all, gratis'.

You can read more about the John Dalton collection on the 101 Treasures Page this week.