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GREAT BRITAIN. Select Committee on the Library of the House of Commons
Report from Select Committee on the present state of the library of the House of Commons. Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, 7 June 1830.
[London]: [1830].
12, [2] p. ; 34.7 cm. (2°)

Sessional paper 496. Docket-title reads 'Report From Select Committee Appointed to inquire into the present state of the Library of The House of Commons. ...'. The Honourable George Agar Ellis took the chair; evidence was given by Benjamin Spiller, the Librarian, John Henry Ley, Clerk, and John Soane, who submitted a paper with plans and views of a design for enlarging the Library; see SM Drawings 51/5/1--6. Soane had already enlarged the library accommodation in 1828; see SM Drawings 51/5/7--23. The Library had been established in 1818 and the Catalogue of books in the library of the House of Commons had been ordered to be printed in February 1830. See D. Menhennet, The House of Commons Library: a history, HMSO, 1991. (House of Commons Library Document no. 21).

Copy Notes Docket-title inscribed in ink 135. Bound (4) in a collection of Reports to Parliament, assembled in October 1941 by A.T. Bolton.

Binding Stitched in C20th grey paper wrappers, brown paper spine.

Reference Number 5691


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