Bygone Liverpool, Plate 50. “The Athenaeum, ever since it was opened in 1799, has been a centre of literary activity in Liverpool, and the best traditions of William Roscoe, Dr. Currie, and other literary men are still maintained there. The library is a valuable one, and contains the interesting Roscoe Collection. It is specially strong in local books and maps, possessing the only complete set of Liverpool Directories known, and there is a small but interesting collection of old prints relating to Liverpool, some of which have, by the kind permission of the Committee, been reproduced in this work. ” (51).. “From a drawing  by James Brierley, in the possession of the Athenæum.” Source: Muir's
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Muir, Ramsey. Bygone Liverpool illustrated by ninety-seven plates reproduced from original paintings, drawings, manuscripts, and prints with historical descriptions by Henry S. and Harold E. Young. Liverpool: Henry Young and Sons, 1913. Internet Archive version of a copy in the University of Toronto Library
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