Three busy weeks

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byAndrew Storar Cunningham

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1902. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE GLADSTONE MEMORIAL AT HAWARDEN. The ceremonial opening of the national memorial to the late Mr W. E. Gladstone at Hawarden took place on Tuesday, October 14th. Mr Gladstone, in 1896, gave his valuable library to a public trust, intended to promote the study of Divinity and the "Humanities." Erected on the brow of the hill, close by the temporary iron structure, the new building commands a lovely view over the estuary of the Dee. The foundation stone was laid by the late Duke of Westminster. Externally, the building, which has a collegiate appearance, is faced with Helsby stone. The roof is covered with dark green slates. Designed in the Gothic style with mullioned windows, the building at once expresses the purpose for which it is destined. The interior consists of two large rooms--one for Divinity and the other for Humanity--with galleries round, and open timbered roofs of oak. There are also several studies and rooms for the wardens. The floors are laid with the polished Stettin oak block flooring of Messrs E. B. Burgess & Co., Liverpool; and the columns and gallery front enriched with carving and tracery work. The oak bookcase fittings are of simple character, on the lines of those devised by Mr Gladstone, and his method of placing them, with a view to economising space, has been largely followed. In order to provide the library with a permanent home, the Gladstone National Memorial Committee gave 10,000 towards the cost of the building, which Earl Spencer, as chairman of the committee, formally handed over to the St. Deiniol's trustees. The proceedings on 14th October (says the Liverpool Post) began with a short service in the parish church, conducted by the Rev. Stephen Gladstone, rector. The congregation, which gathered from all parts of the surroundin...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1902. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE GLADSTONE MEMORIAL AT HAWARDEN. The ceremonial opening of the national memorial to the late Mr W. E. Gladstone at Hawarden took p...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217406033

ISBN - 13:9780217406031

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