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Bookmen of the British Museum

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Article publication date: 1 February 1951


When, eleven years ago, I retired from the service of the Trustees of the British Museum, I was honoured by two or three invitations to write my memoirs. I declined, on two grounds: that I had been born in neither of the purples, the princely or the proletariate; and (for at that time young people in their early twenties were publishing their autobiographies) that I did not think I was young enough.


ESDAILE, A. (1951), "Bookmen of the British Museum", Library Review, Vol. 13 No. 2, pp. 90-96.




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