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The University Library, early twentieth century
 
   
The University Library, early twentieth century
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Brief Description: Exterior view of the library and staff common room, University College, Reading
Subject Date: Early twentieth century
 
Full Description: In 1865 George Palmer bought this house, The Acacias, on London Road, Reading. By this time he was a prominent factory owner and it was notable that he chose to live in this modest way rather than adopt the lifestyle of a country landowner. Every day he would walk along Watlington Street to the factory on Kings Road. The Acacias was presented to the University in 1905 by Alfred Palmer, George Palmers son.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: The Acacias, London Road, Reading, Berkshire
Dimensions: Height: 8.8cm, Width: 14.0cm
Subject: education, higher, environment <buildings>
Content Type: postcard
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 2001.413.18
Unique ID: rm-rm-2001_413_18~1_979-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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