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James Johnston speaking about Yarrow Mamout on January 22 CANCELLED

Due to the blizzard expected in the Washington region, the Library of Congress is closing all buildings at noon. (9:45 a.m 9/22/2016) Curious about a portrait of “Old Yarrow” by James Alexander Simpson that hangs in the Peabody Room of Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown public library, James J. Johnston a journalist and attorney decided he wanted […]

Miss Margaret Reynolds and Early Bank Libraries

I sometimes wonder what it would have been like if I had been a business librarian 100 years ago. Two articles from Bankers Magazine from the 1920’s on early bank libraries offer some insight. One article from June 1921,“Usefulness of Bank Libraries,” was brief and really only gave a little information about Guaranty Trust Company […]