Thursday, 17 October 2013

The Edward Watkin Collection


You may remember our recent post on forgotten Mancunian Sir Edward Watkin, and the sterling work undertaken on the collection by our volunteer Catriona.

These images are from Watkin's own 1820 copy of London Cries, which forms part of the collection.

We are now pleased to say that there is a new page on the website devoted to Sir Edward and his mighty contribution to the Victorian railway age. The collection is now available for study, so please do get in touch if you would like to make an appointment to see it.

Watkin's copies of volumes 1-6 of the very rare journal The Anti-Monopolist have now been digitised and can be viewed here.