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VAN Forum
The Earl's Library: Private English Libraries in the Age of Downton Abbey 


January 14, 2015 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Tim Johnson,
Curator, Special Collections and Rare Books
Elmer L Andersen Library
University of Minnesota

222 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

The Vital Aging Network is pleased to partner with the University of Minnesota Libraries and to bring you a series of forums that highlight the distinctive collections held by the libraries.

Viewers captivated by "Downton Abbey," the period drama created by Julian Fellowes and broadcast to American audiences on PBS, are equally interested in the many details of post-Edwardian English country living. Some of these points of interest include what people read, collected, and displayed in impressive country house libraries. Some of these libraries were the work of generations and include volumes by significant authors, illustrators, or book binders covering a wide range of topics and eras. This talk will explore some of the fascinating tales, details, and perhaps even mysteries bound together in these resplendent libraries. Together we will look at the "Downton Abbey" library and those of surrounding neighbors, exploring the richness of the English bibliographic countryside.

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