Manchester

Manchester, on the Irwell, in the SE. of Lancashire, 30 m. E. of Liverpool, the centre of the English cotton manufacturing district, with many other textile and related industries, is an ancient, rich, and prosperous city; it has many fine buildings, including a Gothic Town Hall and Assize Court-House by Waterhouse; there is a picture-gallery, philosophic and other institutions, and technical school; Owens College is the nucleus of Victoria University; the substitution of steam for hand power began here about 1750; the industrial struggles in the beginning of the 19th century were severe, and included the famous “Peterloo massacre”; the Anti-Corn-Law League originated in Manchester, and Manchester has given its name to a school of Liberal politicians identified with the advocacy of peace abroad, free trade, no government interference with industry, and laissez-faire principles at home; the Bridgewater Canal 1762, the railway 1830, and the Ship Canal to the mouth of the Mersey 1894, mark steps in the city's progress; since 1888 Manchester with Salford (198), on the opposite bank of the Irwell, have formed a county.

Population (circa 1900) given as 505,000.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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Manchester in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

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Ainsworth, Robert
Anderson, James [1739–1788]
Arrowsmith, John
Ashe, Simeon
Bankes, Sir John
Barnes, Thomas
Baxter, Richard
Beattie, James
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