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A brilliant scholar, the librarian at one of England's most venerated cathedral libraries, once confessed to me that he had at times been his own charwoman and scrubbed the ancient floors. Such extension of accomplishment may seem somewhat incongruous. Yet is it so foreign to our own experience...
A good repository for archives and manuscripts should be open during all reasonable hours, including evenings and lunch hours. An old stick used by librarians to beat archivists. Undoubtedly, however, it is a very distinct advantage to have the archives as part of a department that does not...
Many snobs, highbrows, intellectuals and other persons schooled beyond their capacities deplore the commercial sponsorship of radio and television programmes. Why anyone should rail at the market place is hard to understand very often the commercials are superior to sponsored broadcasts both in...
A delightful moment was when one ceased reading juvenile literature and tackled adult books, able to do the mechanical reading and understand its content. With me that came early. In my teens I was romping, or ramping through Scott, Dickens, Lytton, Jane Austen, Reade and other Victorians, with...
This article has been withdrawn as it was published elsewhere and accidentally duplicated. The original article can be seen here: 10.1108/eb012001. When citing the article, please cite: W.C. BERWICK SAYERS, (1935), “Some Early Friends”, Library Review, Vol. 5 Iss: 4, pp. 176 - 181.
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