Record Number : 45728 of 13452

Title : St Deiniol's Library

Description :
This is the website for St. Deiniol's Library, which is a residential library in Hawarden, North Wales, founded in 1889 by William Ewart Gladstone, the Victorian politician and statesman. It was based on his personal library, which illustrates "the wide range of interests of a true Victorian polymath". The focus of the library's collection is theology, history, philosophy, classics, art, literature and Victorian studies, as well as manuscripts including Gladstone's own correspondence. The library is housed in an "imposing building" funded by a public appeal following Gladstone's death in 1898. This building houses the library and residential accomodation. The website includes a link to the library's catalogue, more detailed information about its history, buildings and activities, including scholarships. Of further interest to scholars is information about GladCat, St Deiniol's AHRC-funded project which aimed to "identify and catalogue the books personally owned by William Ewart Gladstone".


Uncontrolled Keywords : Victorian studies; residential libraries

Controlled Keywords : St. Deiniol's Library; Arts and Humanities Research Council (Great Britain) (AHRC); academic libraries; manuscripts (document genre); correspondence; Victorian; history (discipline); theology; pi8758

Language : eng; wel;

Period : 19th Century; 20th Century (1900 - 1945); 20th Century (1946 - 1999); 2000 - present

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