[PW] Quote: The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man. (Attributed to T.S. Eliot)

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
Fri Jun 21 22:20:59 PDT 2019


A T. S. Eliot scholar contacted me and requested that I explore the
quotation in the subject line which is popular with some library
supporters. I created a Quote Investigator article to report my meager
discoveries. Eliot died in 1965, and the earliest citation I located
appeared in 1999. Any help would be appreciated.

https://quoteinvestigator.com/2019/06/22/libraries/

Year: 1999
Book Title: Shelf Life: How Books Have Changed the Destinies and
Desires of Men and Nations
Authors: George Grant and Karen Grant
Chapter: Literary Collections
Quote Page 91
Publisher: Cumberland House, Nashville, Tennessee.
(Verified with scans)

[Begin excerpt]
"The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may
yet have hope for the future of man."
T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)
[End excerpt]

Garson O'Toole
QuoteInvestigator.com


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