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The First Committee

The first Main Commitee of the Portico Library consisted of the following 20 members:

  1. Dr John Ferriar, Chairman

  2. Dr Peter Mark Roget, Secretary

  3. Nathaniel Heywood, Treasurer

  4. John Atkinson

  5. Dr Samuel Argent Bardsley

  6. Charles Frederick Brandt

  7. Peter Crompton

  8. George Duckworth

  9. John Drinkwater

  10. Peter Ewart

  11. William Henry

  12. Dr. Edward Holme

  13. Dr. John Hull

  14. Benjamin Arthur Heywood

  15. John Jackson

  16. George Augustus Lee

  17. George Philips

  18. John Railton

  19. William Starkie

  20. James Touchet

Make-up of First Committee in January 1806