Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

San Gabriel Valley Digest

Claremont : Colleges Given Rare Books

February 18, 1988

Honnold Library of the Claremont Colleges has received a collection of 3,000 rare books dating back to the mid-1500s, a gift from Walter Lindley and F. Haynes Lindley Jr. Their grandfather, Dr. Walter Lindley, a Los Angeles civic leader at the turn of the century, collected most of the books, including 29 scrapbooks documenting early Los Angeles history.

The collection covers history, literature, poetry, drama and travel, concentrating on Shakespeare, Milton, Samuel Johnson and Sir Richard Burton. A college spokesman said works that duplicate the library's current collection will be sold and the money used to enlarge the Lindley Memorial Collection.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|