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Type: Recording, oral
Title: The Library of 10 Downing Street
Author: Macintyre, Clement James
Publisher: Radio Adelaide
Issue Date: 2008
Organisation: Friends of the University of Adelaide Library
Book Collectors Society of South Australia
Radio Adelaide
University of Adelaide
Abstract: The talk focuses upon the largely unknown collection of books held at No. 10 Downing Street known as the "Prime Minister’s Library". The collection is made up of volumes donated by most members of the British Cabinet through the twentieth century. The selections made by each donor say much about the way they saw their place in British politics and their relations with their colleagues. In turn, the whole collection reveals many stories about the way that Downing Street has evolved as the administrative base of the Prime Minister as well as the family home of successive Prime Ministers and their families.
Subject: Prime ministers Great Britain
Government libraries Great Britain
Authors Anecdotes
Description: Presented by the Friends of the Barr Smith Library and the Book Collectors Society of SA, 20 November 2008, Ira Raymond Room, Barr Smith Library, the University of Adelaide. Recorded at the Ira Raymond Room, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide, 20 November 2008.
Appears in Collections:Friends of the University of Adelaide Presentations

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