Item #C000029169 2 letters from John Shaw Billings to Anne Carroll Moore (from the first Director of the New York Public Library to the Head of Children's Services at the NYPL), 1909, 1912. John Shaw / Anne Carroll Moore Billings.

2 letters from John Shaw Billings to Anne Carroll Moore (from the first Director of the New York Public Library to the Head of Children's Services at the NYPL), 1909, 1912

New York: 1909, 1912. Paperback. 2 letters from J. S. Billings, the first director of the New York Public Library, to the head of Children's Services at NYPL (from 1906-41), Anne Carroll Moore. 1909, 1912. The first in original envelope, handwritten, reads, 'March 29, '09. My dear Miss Moore, Thank you for your kind note of yesterday and for your invitation to meet Miss Hewins. Unfortunately I have an important committee meeting here at 10 A.M. on Wednesday, which makes it impossible for me to hear Miss Hewins address as I should much like to do. Please give her my kindest regards and tell her that I have the greatest admiration for her work. Permit me also to thank you must warmly for the manner in which you managed the sumposium at Mrs Deafer's [?]. It was a great success, as you well know, and I hope it will lead to you reaching [unreadable]. I am sending a little note of thanks to each of the Story Tellers, but I really do appreciate the manner in which you helped me out in what was a rather difficult problem for me, and also the fact that it was a personal favor and gift to me. So I thank you very much. Sincerely yours, J.S. Billings. The second is a short note on NYPL letterhead, dated March 7 1912: My dear Miss Moore, I know that you have been having a hard time and I am glad to hear that you are going abroad for a complete rest during the coming summer. Please accept the enclosed contribution towards your expenses, and believe me to be, very sincerely yours, J. S. Billings.' Billings, a librarian in the Surgeon General's office, left that position to unite all the public libraries in NY to form the New York Public Library, and inspired Carnegie to give heavily to New York's library system. Moore was a pioneering children's librarian and master storyteller, author of several books on librarianship and children's literature and storytelling. A fine set of letters linking two of the most important librarians of the 20th C. Very Good. Item #C000029169

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