The second of two posts written by University of Manchester MA students Hannah Banks and Matthew Bridson, who have been working with the John Rylands Research Institute and Library on the project ‘Redressing colonial perspectives in Echoes of Service Archives’.
The Rylands Reflects series will explore the history of the John Rylands Library, our collections, and our current practice as heritage professionals in the context of racism, colonisation and representation of marginalised groups. This is the second post of an ongoing series.
This is the second blog in our series on Manchester’s Wood Street Mission by Max Maxfield, History MA student at the University of Manchester. In this blog Max looks at how the Mission partly funded its work in the 1880s by publishing sentimental accounts of children living in the slums of Manchester and Salford.