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Belle Vue Gardens. Jennison Collection

Title

Belle Vue Gardens. Jennison Collection

Description

Material presented to Chetham's Library between 1929 and 1939 by George Jennison, the grandson John Jennison, the founder of Belle Vue. Chiefly a business archive, with ledgers and reports as well as guides and early photos, the archive documents the years between the founding and the Jennison family's sale of the business in 1926 to "Belle Vue Ltd.", a consortium of businessmen.

Subject

Belle Vue, Manchester

Creator

John Jennison
George Jennison

Publisher

Chetham's Library

Collection Items

131 p. notebook of animals purchased, animals deceased and names and addresses of vendors and donors, listed by year and sometimes by month.

Business accounts ledger (manuscript)
Includes wages, rents, income & taxes, repairs to property, Poor and Highway Rates, advertising costs, etc.

Belle Vue Zoological Gardens 1836-1936 Official guide
56-page illustrated b&w guide with folding map and colour wrapper issued for the centenary of the opening of BVG

Guide to the Belle Vue Zoological Gardens Manchester 95th season -- 1931
62-page illustrated guide, with folding map. Letterpress printed at Belle Vue,

Official guide. Belle Vue Gardens Manchester [1917]
32-page illustrated guide with folding map. Letterpress printed. Includes description of The battle of the Ancre, the year's fireworks spectacle.

Official guide Belle Vue Gardens, Manchester [1904]
32-page illustrated guide with folding map. Letterpress printed with colour litho wrapper printed by Horrocks & Co. Ashton and Manchester.

Official guide Belle Vue Gardens [1909]
32-page illustrated guide with folding map. Letterpress printed at Belle Vue Gardens, with a colour litho wrapper.

Belle Vue Gardens, Manchester. Official guide [1901]
32-page illustrated guide with folding map. Letterpress printed at Belle Vue with a colour litho cover printed by G. Falkner & Sons.

Belle Vue Gardens. Manchester. Official guide [1900]
32-page illustrated guide with folding map. Wrapper is colour litho printed by Mardon Son & Hall, Limited, London and Bristol, rest of guide letterpress printed at Belle Vue.

Official guide to the zoological gardens Belle Vue Manchester [1895]
Letterpress printed illustrated guidebook includes folded map.

Official guide to the zoological gardens Belle Vue Manchester [1891]
Letterpress printed illustrated guide includes folding map (included at end). Cover design by R. E. H.
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