But for the firmness of its Executive Committee some thirty years ago and for the good offices of Salter Davies, a Carnegie United Kingdom trustee, the Library Association very soon might be homeless, back to the days of roughing it in one lodging after another. Col. Mitchell, the Trustees' Secretary, had promised a freehold site in Central London and a grant towards a building. So assured, and with his co‐operation, for months we had tramped in a widening circle round about the British Museum in search of a freehold where few remained.
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