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Libraries

Passmore Edwards said “Public libraries are, in my opinion, entitled to public support because they are educative, recreative, and useful; because they bring the products of research and information, and the stored wisdom of ages and nations, within easy reach of the poorest citizens. "All may not use them, but all may do so if they like; and as they are means of instructing and improving some, all are directly or indirectly benefited by them.”

He had campaigned in support of William Ewart over the First Free libraries Acts, in 1850 and later funded twenty four public libraries as well as providing libraries at village institutes, convalescent homes, boys clubs, and nurses homes, and providing more than 80,000 books.

 


Pitfield Street Library, Hoxton
     

LIST OF LIBRARIES

   

Whitechapel Free Library & Museum

   

Haggerston Library, Shoreditch

   

Camborne Free Library
   

Redruth Free Library
   

Nunhead Free Library
   

Falmouth Free Library
   

Truro Free Library
   

Dulwich Public Library
   

Edmonton Free Library
   

St Ives Free Library
   

Liskeard Free Library
   

Bodmin Free Library & Technical School
   

Pitfield Street Library, Hoxton
   

Shepherds Bush Library
   

St George's in the East Library

   

Borough Road Library, Southwark

   

Plashet Library, East Ham

 

 

Acton Free Library

   

Launceston Library & Science & Art Schools

   

Limehouse Free Library

   

Bow Library, Roman Road, Bow

   

North Camberwell Library

   

Plaistow Free Library

   

Newton Abbot Library, Devon

   

St Brides Printing Library, Fleet Street