Highlights Of The Manchester Museum 28: Busts Of Jesse And Marianne Haworth
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Campbell Price describes the significance of two statue busts on display in the Museum.

Although not ancient (and of unknown precise date), these two marble busts hold an important place in the history of Manchester Museum’s Egyptology collection. They represent Jesse Haworth* and his wife Marianne, two major sponsors of Egyptian archaeology and the main catalyst for the size and scope of the Manchester collection.

Born in Bolton in 1835, Jesse Haworth was the son of a manager in the textile industry. After attending Manchester Grammar School, he apprenticed in the firm James Dilworth and Sons, a textiles wholesaler and yarn agent based in Manchester, eventually becoming a partner there. Haworth, and his brother Abraham, went on to become among the longest-established members of the Manchester Royal Exchange, the hub of the Lancashire cotton industry.

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