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For Further Reading: Who Was Thomas Horsfall



Ancoats Recreation Committee Exhibition Catalogue 1880, 1881, 1882 Annual Reports of the Manchester Art Museum. Manchester, 1888-1906.


Dunlap, Joseph Riggs, The Ancoats Brotherhood (New York: The Typophiles, 1974 [reprint]).


Exhibition of Industrial Art, Etc., Ancoats, June and July, 1881. Manchester: A. Ireland & Co., 1881.


Horsfall, T. C. An Art Gallery for Manchester. Manchester: 1877.


________. The Art Museum, Manchester. I. The Scheme and History of the Committee. II. Pamphlet on the Scheme, by T.C. Horsfall. III. Relation...to the Elementary Schools and Workmen's Clubs. Manchester: A. Ireland & Co., 1878.


________. The Study of Beauty, and Art in Large Towns. Two Papers by T.C. Horsfall, With an Introduction by John Ruskin, D.C.L., LL.D., Honorary Student of Christ Church, and Honorary Fellow of Corpus-Christi College. London : Macmillan and Co., 1883.


________. "Neglected Pictures" (report of a meeting of the Manchester Literary Club) in The Architect, October 20, 1883: 236.


Horsfall, T. C. editor. Proceedings of the Manchester Conferenced on Education Under Healthy Conditions. London: John Heywood, 1885.


Horsfall, T. C. Statement of the Aims and Objects of the Manchester Art Museum. 1886.


________. The Use of Pictures and Other Works of Art in Elementary Schools. A Paper Read at the International Conference on Education, Held in London, in 1884. London and Manchester: John Heywood, 1887.


________. Handbook by T.C. Horsfall, to the Manchester Art Museum. Manchester: A. Ireland and Co., 1888.


________. The Government of Manchester. A Paper Read to the Manchester Statistical Society, November 13th, 1895, With Additions. Manchester: J.E. Cornish, 1895.


________. Ruskin on Religion & Life, a Paper read to the Manchester Ruskin Society. Manchester: J.E. Cornish, 1902.


________. Suggestions for a Guide-Book to Life. A Lecture Delivered to the Chorlton-cum-Hardy Mutual Improvement Society in 1886. Manchester: Sherratt and Hughes, 1905.


________. The Place of “Admiration, Hope & Love” in Town Life: Reply by T.C. Horsfall to an Address presented to him on 30th June, 1910, by nearly three hundred of his Fellow-Citizens. Manchester: Charles H. Barber, 1910.


________. The Need for Art in Manchester: An Address, given May 2nd, 1910, at the Annual Meeting of the Governors of the Manchester Royal Institution. Manchester: Charles H. Barber, 1910.


Manchester Art Museum description, 1886, 1891, 1895, 1897


Phythian, J.E. Ancoats Brotherhood. MCLA M270/9/40/1-2.


Skinner, Dorothy Frances. T.C. Horsfall [1841-1932]: A Memoir. (Unpublished typed MS.) MCAG MISC/690/11.




Eagles, S. After Ruskin: The Social and Political Legacies of a Victorian Prophet, 1870-1920. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.


Harrison, M. Social Reform in Late Victorian and Edwardian Manchester With Special Reference to T.C. Horsfall. Unpublished doctoral dissertation: University of Manchester, 1987.


________. Art and Philanthropy: T.C. Horsfall and the Manchester Art Museum. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1985.


________. “Art and Social Regeneration: The Ancoats Art Museum,” in Manchester Region History Review VII (1993): 63-72.


Woolf, Janet, and John Seed, editors. The Culture of Capital: Art, Power and the Nineteenth-Century Middle Class. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1988.


Woodson-Boulton, A. Transformative Beauty: Art Museums in Industrial Britain. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2012.


________. “John Ruskin and the Art Museum Movement.” BRANCH (Britain, Representation and Nineteenth-Century History), www.branchcollective.org (Fall 2012).


________. “A Window onto Nature: Visual Language, Aesthetic Ideology, and the Art of Social Transformation.” In Visions of the Industrial Age, 1830-1914: Modernity and the Anxiety of Representation in European Culture, edited by Minsoo Kang and Amy Woodson-Boulton, 139-161. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008.


________. “Victorian Museums and Victorian Society,” History Compass 6/1 (January 2008): 109–146.


________. “‘Industry without Art Is Brutality’: Aesthetic Ideology and Social Practice in Victorian Art Museums,” Journal of British Studies 46/1 (January 2007): 47-71.