Brief history of the Christ College Library, Tasmania

University of Tasmania 1956 , Brief history of the Christ College Library, Tasmania , University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania.

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This pamphlet describes in brief the history of the Christ College Library. Christ College is the oldest tertiary institution in Australia and is a residential college of the University of Tasmania. Christ's College (as it was originally called) opened in 1846 at Bishopsbourne. The foundation of a college "to provide a sound and liberal education for the sons of
Colonists" on the lines of an Oxford or Cambridge college was originally proposed by Sir John Franklin, Lieutenant-Governor of Tasmania 1837 -1843. Most noteable was the extensive scholar's library, including many books donated by Rev. F.V. Thornton and other British clergy, J.P. Gell's own library, books donated or lent by Archdeacon R.R. Davies and Archdeacon Maniott and the Diocesan Clergy Library provided by the Associates of the late Dr. Bray of London. Windsor (1849-53) and Rev. Philip Valpy M. Filleul (1853-57). From University Collection UA17. See Christ College Index UA17 http://eprints.utas.edu.au/18231/ for comprehensive list of collection.

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Authors/Creators:University of Tasmania
Keywords: Christ College, library, Sir John Franklin, Lady Franklin, Franklin Museum Library, Bishopsbourne Library, Tasmania, Reverend Francis Vansittart Thornton, John Phillip Gell, Reverend Rowland Robert Davies, St Wilfred's College, Library of St Wilfrid, Australasia,
Publisher: University of Tasmania
Collections: University of Tasmania > University of Tasmania Special Collections
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