|Statement||by Henry Guppy.|
|LC Classifications||Z814.L7 G9|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||49|
|LC Control Number||29023151|
THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE LIBRARY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUVAIN: GREAT BRITAIN'S CONTRIBUTION. BY THE EDITOR. T HE month of July () witnessed the shipment to Louvain of the twelfth and probably the final consignment of books collected under the . The reconstruction of the library of the University of Louvain, Great Britain's contribution the authorities of the University of Louvain in their heavy task of making good the ruin wrought by the war, by providing them with the nucleus of a new library to replace the famous collection of books and manuscripts which had been so ruthlessly destroyed by the Germans, some four months earlier. The University of Leuven launched an appeal in to replace its academic treasures which, in turn, mobilised university libraries around the world and, specifically, the John Ryland’s library in Manchester which led the campaign.
RECONSTRUCTION OF LOUVAIN LIBRARY our intention of preparing a register of the various contributors with an exact description of their gifts, for presentation with the books when the appropriate time should arrive, to serve as a permanent record of this united effort to repair some of the damage which had been wrought by the war. reconstruction of louvain library CRUTTWELL (Charles Thomas) A history of Roman literature: from the earliest period to the death of Marcus Aurelius. The Destroyed Libraries of Louvain. To have a library destroyed by an accidental cause is a tragedy. To have a library destroyed by a deliberate act of war is even more so. But for a library to be destroyed twice by acts of war is almost unthinkable. Yet that was the case with the Library of the University of Louvain in Louvain, Belgium. Over the next five days, as Louvain and its buildings—including its renowned university and library, founded in —burned, a great outcry grew in the international community, with refugees pouring out of the village and eyewitness accounts filling the foreign press.
This library was established at the very beginning of the Catholic University of Belgium in In the university moved to Leuven and became the Catholic University of Leuven, with a leasehold on the University Hall, where the library was again kept until This library was burned by German soldiers at the beginning of the First World War, destroying approximately , books, In great haste I gathered together some papers, among which was the manuscript from the University of Louvain Library, which I had had at my home for consultation. Appears in 3 books from Page 43 - It was decided that this expression of sympathy should take the form of a gift of books: a set of the publications of the John Rylands Library and a selection from their stock of duplicates. The burning of the Library of Louvain has caused two irreparable losses: the loss of an historic monument, a gem of the most beautiful architecture of two distinct periods—the fourteenth and eighteenth centuries—and the loss of the collection of manuscripts, books and. relics of the University of . The University of Manchester Library's website The reconstruction of the Library of the University of Louvain: Great Britain's Contribution, Bulletin of the John Rylands Library.