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Trinity College Library Dublin : a history

Author: Peter Fox
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
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"This is the first comprehensive, scholarly history of Trinity College Library Dublin. It covers the whole 400 years of the Library's development, from its foundation by James Ussher in the seventeenth century to the electronic revolution of the twenty-first century. Particular attention is given to the buildings and the politics involved in obtaining funding for them, as well as to the acquisition of the great  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Fox
ISBN: 9781107011205 1107011205
OCLC Number: 868037915
Description: xvii, 397 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Early days: 1592-1640; 2. Kells, Durrow and Ussher: 1640-1665; 3. Alexander, Bath and the Jacobites: 1665-1708; 4. A new building: 1709-1737; 5. Stearne, Gilbert and Lyon: 1738-1749; 6. The Library in 1750; 7. Leland to Barrett: 1751-1800; 8. Fagel: 1798-1809; 9. Barrett: 1801-1821; 10. Sadleir, Wall and Todd: 1821-1852; 11. The Library in 1850; 12. Todd as Librarian: 1852-1869; 13. Malet and Ingram: 1869-1886; 14. Abbott: 1887-1913; 15. Smyly: 1914-1948; 16. The Library in 1950; 17. Parke: 1949-1965; 18. Professional management: 1965-1983; 19. Epilogue: 1984-2003.
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