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AT THE OUTSET of this article I should reveal my prejudices. I am an Anglophile. I have visited England several times and enjoy greatly the ambience of British life. This is, I believe, reflected quite clearly in the courtesy, hospitality and respect for individuality that one senses in every...
IT HAS BEEN SAID that one of the marks of greatness in a writer is that his characters cease to be people in a book, becoming instead the intimate friends of the reader. By that test alone John Buchan, the centenary of whose birth we remembered on August 26, was certainly a great craftsman, for...
TO WRITE that Robert Louis Stevenson in his books and essays draws deeply upon his own experiences to an unusual degree would be commonplace, but it is precisely because of this characteristic that we are able to catch a glimpse of the early beginnings of the library finally established at...
HILLHEAD is Glasgow's West End, densely populated by mainly middleclass citizens. The district has been crying out for a library service for fifty years. Now it must be very proud to have acquired such a magnificent building and stock, together costing 620,000. Byres Road, just over half a mile...
MOST PEOPLE in the library world at some time in their lives get around to investigating the old family tree, partly out of some hope of finding an interesting hero or villain to brag about, and also as some kind of selfimposed test of one's professional expertise. I am no exception.
MEN AND WOMEN about to retire are not always fortunate in having lectures on retirement available in their locality as, for example, Londoners have in the twelveweek courses at Morley College 61 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1, where the Greater London Council, the Inner London Education Authority,...
IN A LIFETIME OF SERVICE to the British Museum Library, Richard Garnett was especially proud of one contribution for which he had difficulty in getting recognition. This was the hanging or sliding or swinging extension press, a movable book case which he claimed the honour of having introduced...
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