Princeton University, New Library

Princeton University, New Library New Jersey

Stock #: 259116
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: Princeton
State: New Jersey (NJ)
County: Mercer
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons
Stamp: 1c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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The new library was erected in 1896-97, and was a sesquicentennial gift. It forms a hollow quadrangle 160 feet square, and is united with the Chancellor Green Library. In 1760, when the first pamphlet of Princeton's Library was published, the number of volumes owned was 1,800; in 1904, the number was 183,000, the full capacity of the shelves being 1,200,000