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Report of the Chief Librarian

for the Year Ended 31 March 1958: Special Centennial Issue

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Author: J.O. Wilson
Published: 1958
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,814 / 43 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.7
LoC Category: Z
Downloads: 297
Added to site: 2008.04.11
mnybks.net#: 20537
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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h extensions, to provide an uneasy resting place for the next 35 years. In one paper the new library was described as "a very lofty handsome building with large painted windows". In another, "The Library is a fine room, handsomely decorated and the walls are fitted with bookshelves." It was of wood.

Details about the administration of the Library during the early years are few, but it appears that the Committee was undoubtedly the mainspring of the organisation. It contained men such as Carleton, Fitzherbert, Travers, and Domett, to mention only the best known, who were interested not only in the Library for its own sake but also in the part it could play in parliamentary affairs and in providing pleasure to members.

The Committee was responsible for book selection, carried out mainly during the session. While control over the Library in the recess lay with representatives of the House and Council, from the first H. F. Carleton, Chairman of Committees of the House, and a classical scholar, was r

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