Wednesday, April 4, 2012

1911 Public Library, Lawrence, Massachusetts

[LIB6633] - Hedge, Frederick H., for 27 years librarian of the Lawrence (.Mass.) Public Library, has resigned that office, and will retire from active professional work. Mr. Hedge was born in West Cambridge, Mass., June 30, 1831, and was graduated with honors from Harvard in 1851. His library experience began in 1855, when he was appointed assistant librarian of the Providence Athenaeum, a post he held for 14 years. From 1869 until 1872 he was librarian of the Massachusetts Historical Association, and in 1874 he was elected to take charge of the Lawrence Public Library, which under his direction has grown from 6000 volumes to its present collection of 50,000 v. He has been a member of the American Library Association since 1879. Mr. Hedge's resignation will take effect June 1. and he then expects to take up his residence in Brookline, Mass. [Library journal, Volume 26 (Google eBook)]

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