Works to Adopt

Below are some of the works in need of repair and conservation. If you would like to adopt one of these, please contact us.


Virgilius collatione scriptorum graecorum illustratus: opera et industria Fulvii Ursini

1567 Owned by Roger Ascham

Rare Books

Vellum binding with linen ties

Condition: Fair

Treatment required: Reattach spine and box

Adoption Cost: £150.00

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Isaac Watts 1674 - 1748

Artist unknown

The Portrait Collection

76.2cm x 63.4cm Oil on canvas

Isaac Watts - Congregational minister, poet, hymn writer and author of educational manuals, including Logic 1725.  Portrait: oil painting. 

Unknown artist.  

Painted C. 1720-1735  Description: grey eyebrows; dark grey eyes, grey wig parted in the centre; white bands and a green silk gown with russet lining; brown background; dark brown painted oval, strongly lit to the left. The National Portrait Gallery seems to have a copy of this portrait.  The painting was given to the library by the executors of Mrs Abney s will.  

Corporate Adoption: £4,240

We have raised £400.00. December 2017

We have a target and are trying to raise £1,000 through the Congregational and URC churches.

Condition: The surface is damaged with two deep scratches and the painting needs to be cleaned repaired and reglazed.

Treatment required: See Dr Williams’s Library website

Adoption Cost: £4240.00

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