The London Library - A Sion College Tour and Reception
One of the world’s leading literary institutions, the London Library was established in 1841 at a time when there were no lending libraries in London and before state-funded libraries existed. Frustrated by being unable to borrow books in London, Thomas Carlyle began gathering support for a lending library and created a founding committee in April 1840 to oversee the work of raising launch funds.
Sion College has arranged a private tour of the Library, with a reception, a display of some of its treasures, and a talk about the history of this remarkable institution.
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