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Metropolitan Volume 11 (Paperback) Loot Price: R289
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Metropolitan Volume 11 (Paperback): Books Group
Metropolitan Volume 11 (Paperback): Books Group

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 Excerpt: ... he was then enjoying. The Anderson library was eventually developed into a public institution, and existed as such till the civil war, when the volumes were stored till 1865, when they were turned over to the Allegheny Literary Association. Oddly enough, when the Carnegie Free Library was started in that city, there was a movement set on foot to turn the collection over to that institution, and only legal complications prevented the merging of the volumes that formed the germ of the Carnegie libraries with one of the collections that were the outcome of Mr. Carnegie's resolve. The library at Braddock, Pa., was the first established by Mr. Carnegie in the United States. This was opened in March, 1889, and its scope is more that of a people's institute than a library proper, since included in the building are a swimming pool, billiard rooms, a gymnasium, bath rooms, and an auditorium supplied with the large pipe organ which is a sort of Carnegie trademark. This library is supported at Mr. Carnegie's expense, in view of the large number of his employees who profit by its benefits. The original gift was $75,000, afterward increased to $300,000. Last year the catalogue showed 16,652 volumes, while the librarian's records showed a circulation of 78,142 volumes. CARNEGIE LIBRARY AT BRADDOCK, PA Another three hundred thousand were devoted to the library in Allegheny, which was opened in 1890, though the circulation of books did not begin till 1891. The gift was made upon the implied condition that the city should appropriate not less than $15,000 yearly for its support. The council has done better than this, however, the average being $20,000, and in recognition of this support Mr. Carnegie recently increased his donation by $25,000, to be expended in enlarging th...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Books Group
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 120
ISBN-13: 978-1-4432-3249-4
Barcode: 9781443232494
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-4432-3249-1

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