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The Time Line Series – the year is 1848!

On 18 October, Mary Barton is published in two volumes to critical acclaim. Gaskell receives £100 for the copyright, which is about worth around £12,000 today, though she does receive an additional £100 on the publication of the second edition of the...

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Exploring the well-being impact of online events

We are pleased to announce that Elizabeth Gaskell’s House and the Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage are working in partnership on a new research project which hopes to investigate the impact of taking part in online heritage activities on individual’s...

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Elizabeth Gaskell’s House to receive £33,000 from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

Elizabeth Gaskell's House is among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund and will support the house as it prepares to reopen to public on 19 May. Elizabeth Gaskell's House...

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Tracking down Mr Aide

On March 28 1862. Elizabeth Gaskell writes a letter to George Smith, her publisher: It seems to me that you must have been thinking me very ungrateful inasmuch as all this time I have never thanked you for Mr Aide's book. But...

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And so, to bed…

The excitement is building within the bedroom team at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House as we are now well on the way to finishing the restoration of Elizabeth’s bedroom. If you have visited Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, you will have seen our beautiful carpets in...

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