James Allanson Picton

James Allanson Picton

James Allanson Picton

Sir James Allanson Picton (1805–1889), antiquary and architect. in 1849 entered the Liverpool town council. spearheaded the buliding of the first Liverpool library. conferment of a knighthood in July 1881. He died in his eighty-fourth year, on 15 July 1889, at his residence, Sandyknowe, Wavertree, near Liverpool. His principal literary work was his ‘Memorials of Liverpool,’ 2 vols. 8vo, 1873; 2nd edit. 1875. He had previously published an ‘Architectural History of Liverpool,’ 4to, 1858

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