Read more about the stories and people behind the objects and furnishings in our collection at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House.
Heirlooms and Treasures
Elizabeth Gaskell’s House has been lucky enough to acquire part of a collection of lace which belonged to a relation of Elizabeth’s husband William. Accompanying this collection, which included the front panel of a beautifully embroidered waistcoat (unfortunately not acquired) , were...Read more »
The Story of a Unitarian Chair
In William Gaskell's study we have a comfortable Windsor chair with a brass plaque which reads: 'Originally in Manchester College, York. Occupied by William Gaskell, John Colston, P P Carpenter etc 1825-1856.' So what is the history of the College where William...Read more »