Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Book returned to library ... after 200 years!!!

The worn leather book might be riddled with tiny wormholes and have pages that are yellowed by time.

But two centuries after being part of Camden’s very first lending library, Oliver Goldsmith’s 1790 “History of England, Vol. 1,” has come home at last to the delight of astonished local librarians.

A man from Thousand Oaks, Calif., hand-delivered the book in mid-April to the Edward J. Walsh History Center at the Camden Public Library, along with two other antique volumes with strong ties to the area.

Archivist Heather Bilodeau said she was very glad that Chuck Regan had decided that the books belonged in Camden. More...
Don't miss:
  1. School in Tanzania needs books. Can you help?
  2. Aussie pensioner willing to pay $5000 fine for book he borrowed in 1957!!!
  3. People power empties threatened library!!!
  4. She stole 200 library books!!!
  5. The destruction of the Jaffna Tamil Library in Sri Lanka, a cultural genocide...

No comments:

Post a Comment