Monday, May 18, 2009

Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, Maine


Llewellyn William Lithgow, a man universally respected and beloved, was a life member of the Augusta Literary and Library Association, and at his death, which occurred June 22, 1881, he left to the association the sum of $20,000 for the express purpose of creating a fund, to be known as the Lithgow Library and Reading Room Fund, only the interest of which could be used in establishing and maintaining a "Public Library in the City of Augusta, for the use of the citizensthereof forever, subject to such regulations and rules as the City Government may establish. The principal is never to be suffered to diminish, and if by any contingency the principal shall be reduced, said city of Augusta shall immediately make it good." [SOURCE:
Genealogical and family history of the state of Maine
By George Thomas Little, Henry Sweetser Burrage, Albert Roscoe Stubbs
Published by Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1909
Item notes: v. 2
Original from Harvard University
Digitized Sep 18, 2006
2283 pages. Available on Google Books]

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