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“True university … is a collection of books”

January 8, 2012

Well, I suppose you all know the quote attributed to Thomas Carlyle, “The true university of these days is a collection of books.”  My question is – in how many places is that quote inscribed?

I know it is inscribed in the old San Francisco Library (now the Asian Art Museum):


And it is inscribed at the Library of Congress

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Where other libraries boast this inscription?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 9, 2012 8:19 pm

    Is that so? Ironic!

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