Posted by: bluesyemre | October 14, 2012

The Brotherton Library (Leeds University Library)

  • The Brotherton Library, one of the finest library spaces in the UK, takes its name from the benefactor to whom it owes its existence. Lord Brotherton (1856-1930), a hugely successful local industrialist and equally far-seeing philanthropist, was also one of the country’s leading private collectors of rare books and manuscripts in the 1920s. It was therefore natural that the University should turn to him for help when it was determined to secure its first purpose-built library and he responded with magnificent generosity, funding the entire enterprise. Sadly, he did not live to see the opening in 1936 of the Brotherton Library as a fitting place for the realisation of his international aspirations for the University.

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