By God’s Gift I am what I am: Relics of the Library of Carlos Barron Lumsden
22 August 2019@ 5pm
PUBLIC LECTURE by Shane Carmody
In 1923 an article in the Melbourne Herald described the second hand department of Cole’s Book Arcade. Among the books mentioned were volumes from the Library of Carlos Barron Lumsden. Several valuable volumes from his library are now in the collections of the State Library of Victoria, the University of Melbourne Library and the Mannix Library at Catholic Theological College Melbourne. Just how Lumsden’s library came to be sold in the second hand department of Cole’s book Arcade is the subject of this talk and it is a tale of broken dreams, desperation, and tragedy – themes well known to all true book collectors.
The Oratory, Newman College, University of Melbourne
887 Swanston Street, Parkville