177R. Harrod to Henry Miers, 6 June 1930 [a]

Harrod suggests surveying the various available sites for the new buildings of the Bodleian Library, [1] before departing for the United States. [2]

  1. 1. This request to Miers, the chairman of the Bodleian Library Commission (on Harrod's involvement see note 4 to letter 172 R), may suggest that Harrod was already worried that his colleagues would not depart from the University's suggested solution of building an extension across the road of the historic Bodleian, rather than building an entirely new library on a different site. On the return from the visit to the American libraries, this became one of the bones of contention between Harrod and the majority of the Commission (see in particular note 1 to letter 183 ).

    2. A further meeting was held before departure for the United States: Sisam, circular letters to the members of the Commission, 30 June and 3 July 1930, in HP VI-26/31 and VI-9/17; the accompanying documents are housed in HP VI-26/27 to 30.

    1. a. From Christ Church, Oxford, two pages CcTL, in HP VI-50.


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