10 Facts About Librarians Past

1. There Have Been a Total of 13 Librarians over the last 130 Years. One of the thirteen was an honorary librarian while four of the thirteen have been women. 2. The First Librarian was Given a Pension on his Retirement in 1893 William Knill, who was also the last librarian of the Barnstaple Literary …

Death of Barnstaple’s Grand Old Man – Thomas Wainwright

100 years ago today the local newspapers published the news of the death of perhaps the most well-known Librarians of the North Devon Athenaeum, Thomas Wainwright. Born in Leeds in 1826, Wainwright moved to Barstaple having spent time in London and Bridport. In trying to write a post about him I came accross this obituary …