Friday, April 22, 2016

Library Jokes and Jottings

Henry Thomas Coutts - Library Jokes and Jottings: A Collection of Stories Partly Wise But Mostly Otherwise (1914) direct link
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For those who might be interested in a little library humor though I'll have to confess it doesn't seem particularly humorous to modern eyes.

Henry Thomas Coutts (1881-1916) worked in the Islington and Croydon public libraries.  For a couple of years he was president of the Library Assistants' Association.  He also wrote Manual of Library Bookbinding (1911).  He died of tuberculosis.