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Portrait of Arthur Wadsworth, librarian, 1911 [picture] / Sarony
Bib ID 1636630
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
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Description 1911 
1 photograph : sepia toned ; oval image 13 x 8.7 cm. on mount 21.6 x 16.5 cm. 
Biography/History

In 1901 the two houses of Parliament selected a Library Committee to be responsible for the establishment of a Commonwealth Parliamentary Library. Arthur Wadsworth, Head Librarian of the Victorian Parliamentary Library, was appointed as interim Commonwealth Parliamentary Librarian until such time as the Commonwealth Parliamentary Library, and the Parliament that it served, found a permanent home. Wadsworth held this position until 1927when the Library relocated to Canberra.

Notes

Title from inscription below image.

Inscription: "Arthur Wadsworth, librarian, 1911" --Signed in ink lower left. "Sarony, 114 Eliz. St. Melb., Perry & Dougall" --Printed lower right. "A. Wadsworth, librarian, Commonwealth Parliament" --In pencil on reverse.

Condition: Good.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-136728492

Subjects Wadsworth, Arthur, 1864-1931 -- Portraits.  |  Librarians -- Australia -- Portraits.
Occupation Librarians.
Other authors/contributors Sarony Studios (Melbourne, Vic.)

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