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Looking Backwards: a Fantasy

FRANK M. GARDNER (An Address given to students of the Library School, Cirencester, in 2051 A.D.)

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Article publication date: 1 February 1951



We have just celebrated the bicentenary of the public library movement in this country. In preparing these notes on our achievement of the last hundred years, as a guide to the historical side of your studies for the next year, I naturally turned to the accounts of the first centenary as a starting point. It is always interesting to see how our ancestors viewed history, and how far wide of the mark were their predictions of the future.


GARDNER, F.M. (1951), "Looking Backwards: a Fantasy", Library Review, Vol. 13 No. 2, pp. 96-101.




Copyright © 1951, MCB UP Limited

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