The Monthly Notes of the Library Association of the United Kingdom Volume 1-2

The Monthly Notes of the Library Association of the United Kingdom Volume 1-2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... Gilbert. The following gentlemen engaged in librai'y administration were reported by Mr. Scarse as having joined the Association: --Alderman R. Chamberlain, Mayor of Birmingham; Mr. J. T. Bunce, Birmingham; Mr. W. Bragge, Birmingham; Dr. J. A. Langford, Birmingham; Mr. E. W. Badger, Birmingham; Dr. B. Foster, Birmingham; Mr. H. S. Pearson, Birmingham; Mr. C. J. Woodward, Midland Institute, Birmingham; Mr. J. C. Woodhill, Birmingham; Rev. F. Wagstaff, Librarian, Wednesbury; Mr. G. Wakeling, Sub-Librarian, Birmingham Free Libraries; Mr. W. H. Smith, Librarian, Free Library, Constitution Hill, Birmingham; Mr. G. Harris, Librarian, Free Library, Deritend, Birmingham; Mr. F. S. Heme, Birmingham Library; and Mr. T. G. Johnson, Librarian, Medical Institute, Birmingham. The Chairman then called on Mr. W. R. Douthwaite, Librarian of Gray's Inn, to read his paper entitled Notes On The Q-ray's Inn Library. Mr. Douthwaite said: The origin of those singular institutions known as the Four Inns of Court is veiled in considerable obscurity. Although the Society of Gray's Inn is not now the most conspicuous among them, yet it was at one time by far the most popular and the best attended of all, and was tbe chosen Inn of the Bacons, the Burghleys, and other distinguished lawyers and statesmen in 'the golden days of Great Elizabeth.' Its earlier history cannot now be recovered from the wreck of time, though it is certain that it existed as an Inn of Court as early as the reign of Edward III. Unfortunately, a great portion of its records have perished. There may exist, indeed, amongst family papers and unpublished manuscripts much that would throw light both on its general history and on the origin and progress of its collection of books, and if these few notes...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236541251
  • 9781236541253