Henry Bury d.1638

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Henry BURY d.1638

Biographical Note

“Clerk”; founder of the school at Bury, Lancashire


During his lifetime, Bury gave ca.600 books to found a parish library for Bury, and bequeathed other books, globes, maps and papers to members of his family. Only 3 books are known to survive today, at Bury Grammar School.


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  • Oates, J. C. T., Cambridge University Library: a history, Cambridge, 1986, 243.
  • Perkin, M., A directory of the parochial libraries of the Church of England, London, 2004, 163.