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The Library World Volume 14 Issue 7

New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Article publication date: 1 January 1912



DURING the past year no little stir was caused by Lord Rosebery's speech at the opening of the new Mitchell Library. Comments on the speech were world‐wide; the “Cemetery of Books” appealed to the imagination of all. The halfpenny papers and the high class literary journals alike opened their columns to innumerable letter writers. After it is all over now and the opinions calmed down the following sentence is not far wrong: “There is little doubt that Lord Rosebery was in facetious vein, but it is curious that (in spite of the ‘surgical operation’ supposed to be necessary) only the papers north of the Tweed seem to have realized this.”


(1912), "The Library World Volume 14 Issue 7", New Library World, Vol. 14 No. 7, pp. 192-224.




Copyright © 1912, MCB UP Limited

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