Lecture on the Macclesfield Library

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on January 31, 2010

Seminar on the History of Libraries
University of London, Senate House, Room G37, Malet St WC1E 7HU, 2 February 2010, 5:30pm

The next seminar in this series held in London will take place on Tuesday February 2 in the Institute of English Studies, University of London. Paul Quarrie (Maggs Bros. Ltd.) will speak on “An Intellectual Library: The Library Built up between c. 1700 and 1750 by the Earls of Macclesfield at Shirburn Castle.”

Paul Quarrie has been intimately involved in the discovery and documentation of this library since the mid-1990s, and since 2004 in its sad dispersal. He will discuss the nature, growth and composition of this remarkable library, and some of the figures involved in this.

The meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Room G 37, Senate House, Malet St., London WC1E 7HU, UK. All are welcome.

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E. Henry Nicholls provides an introduction to the circumstances surrounding the sale of the Macclesfield library in an article from Endeavour 29 (March 2005), available here.

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