THE LIBRARY LANTERN
"Inside a good stout lantern hung its light"-Browning
University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, New Hampshire
WILLARD P. LEWIS, Librarian
Volume Three, Number One Monthly from October to June
"It is books which seem to hold the possibilities of widest usefulness.
In them all the great aggregations of knowledge are embodied. All new
learning eventually finds its way into book form. They supply knowledge
in units; they tell a whole story as no other medium can. And most im-
portant of all, books can furnish the materials either for beginning an
education or continuing its progress to any point. If books could be
brought within the reaches of all, together with some form of advice and
guidance in ordering and correlating that knowledge, a real contribution
to the present problem of education would be made."
AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL DIGEST.
TRADER HORN, by Horn and Lewis.
Mrs. Ethelreda Lewis, the South African novelist at work one day on a
novel, was interrupted by a pedler. She bought a gridiron she didn't want,
to get rid of him, but something in his worn old face and mild voice caught
her fancy and she ordered a cup of tea for him. Under that warming in-
fluence Alfred Aloysius Horn began to talk. His was a queer medley of
memories of his youth and young manhood as a trader on the African
Coast. Mrs. Lewis in a flash of inspiration asked him to write out his life.
Each week thereafter he brought a chapter to her and together they talked
it over. She soon realized that quaint and Victorian as his written words
were, his speech was even more interesting. In the book she has first a
chapter of his with accounts of ivory and rubber trading, cannibals in
whose rites he was initiated as a blood brother, elephant hunts, and to this
she has appended his conversation full of the philosophy and wisdom of
an old trader fallen upon evil days.
MEN OF DESTINY, by Walter Lippman.
Mainly thru a discussion of important figures, Walter Lippman shows
the changing social and political conditions in the United States of recent
years. The sketches include such men as Al. Smith, William Jennings
Bryan, H. L. Mencken, Sinclair Lewis, and Senator Borah, and there are
essays on censorship, peace possibilities and the United States as an em-
pire. The author, who is a member of the staff of the New York World,
has a brilliancy of expression and depth of information that will appeal to
intelligent people who are interested in analyzing the news of the day.
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RESEARCH ADVENTURES IN UNIVERSITY TEACHING, by Pressey
An increasing number of writers on educational subjects are con-
cerned with the problem "What is wrong with our university teaching."
The present volume which contains a collection of papers by different au-
thors on that general subject is the result of some class-room experiments.
The papers bring out not only some tested improvements in teaching
methods, but also the value of the pre-examination, the lack of good elemen-
tary preparation in English and mathematics, the individual differences
among students and other related points. They contain many helpful sug-
gestions for university administrators and teachers.
MOTHER INDIA, by Katherine Mayo.
Like a self-torturing religious hermit on his bed of nails, Mother In-
dia sits at the heart of Asia practising child-marriage, and a caste system
which bring misery to millions of human beings, ignoring alike vile sani-
tation, physical weakness and venereal infection and becoming a world
menace thru her epidemics of cholera. Miss Mayo paints a gloomy picture
with the hope of stirring the Hindu out of his Nirvana to a day of better
THE HARVEST OF A QUIET EYE, by Odell Shepard.
This poem in prose describes a charming ramble thru Connecticut.
"A spirit dances down the world
On swift and shining sandals
Who makes the world rejoice and spills
A splendor of flame upon the hills
And lights the sumac candles."
Down Friendship Valley, round the corner of Time, under sunshine and
shadow, thru little towns, by shining rivers, "all the vales and hills among,"
up to the mountain top and then
"Back to the old worn ways
Of this little flickering planet,-
Back to the grief and the toil
And the hopes of the homes of men."
"He shall not thereby make vain what is past nor undo and wipe out
what the flying hour has brought."
A REFINED CRIMINAL
Judge: Were you ever in trouble before?
Prisoner: Well -I-er- kept a library book too long, once, and was fined
Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary in its first edition contained the state-
ment that "the letter H seldom, perhaps never, begins any but the first
syllable." John Wilkes, wit and politician, fell afoul of this assertion in
this ingenious note: "The author of this remark must be a man of quick
appre-hension and compre-hensive genius, but I can never forgive his un-
handsome be-havior to the poor knight-hood, priest-hood and widow-hood,
nor his in-humanity to all man-hood." -OUTLOOK.
A BOOK FOR BOYS
VAN METRE-TRAINS, TRACK, AND TRAVEL.
One of boyhood's earliest ambitions is to be a locomotive engineer.
This book tells all about locomotives, freight and passenger trains, prob-
lems of maintenance and operation, how railroads supply our needs and
many other interesting things. Attractive illustrations.
WORTH WHILE FICTION
GALLION'S REACH, by H. M. Tomlinson.
Gallion's Reach is in that part of London where the ships sail for the
East. Mr. Tomlinson, with all the fine writing and wonderful description
of his previous travel books, here tells of a man's adventures with himself,
first on London streets, then on board ship fleeing from the law, ship-
wrecked and in an open boat, in Burmese forest and jungle, until the prob-
lem which torments his soul is solved and he decides to return to London.
GENTLEMEN MARCH, by Roland Pertwee.
This is a tale of high romance. The hero spends seven years with the
Foreign Legion before the opportunity arises for him to serve, as well as
love the beautiful Princess. But then the revolutionary forces that are
wrecking her kingdom are put to rout in a spectacular, thrilling and alto-
gether satisfactory manner.
GIANTS IN THE EARTH, by O. E. Rolvaag.
This book is a powerful study of Norwegian pioneer life on the Dako-
ta prairies by one who is intimately acquainted with its trials and hard-
ships. Joy and sorrow are there, love and intense religious emotion, and
a graphic account of man's struggle with the soil. Unusually well-writ-
ten and worth while.
A GOOD WOMAN, by Louis Bromfield.
Vividly contrasting African wilderness with a New England industrial
city this volume presents a series of dramatic pictures. The "Good Wo-
man" although apparently a great moral leader and successful business
woman, shadowed and wrecked the lives of all those nearest and dearest
to her because of a fatal lack of sympathy and understanding and the book
ends in tragedy.
HORSESHOE NAILS, by George Weston.
From stepping-stone to stepping-stone the partners gathered courage
each time for a larger venture until at last, with millions in sight a supreme
plunge almost wrecked their ship-almost-but true love triumphed in the
THE LOVELY SHIP, by Storm Jameson.
A memorable picture of a determined and individualistic woman and a
great industry. Mary Hansyke survived an apprentice's knocks in her
uncle's shipyard, and while still young became owner and successful man-
ager. Work and her son occupied the first place in her heart, tho it was
only by a turn of chance that she did not sacrifice them to a stronger
WITCH WOOD, by John Buchan.
Out of an old Scottish legend of a minister said to have been lured into
the black forest of Melanudrigill by the fairies, John Buchan weaves a
most absorbing tale. In it the engaging young minister, David Sempill,
the hard-headed pillars of the Kirk, lovely Katrine, the simple peasant folk
of Woodilee who cling in secret to ancient pagan rites, the dour Scotch
weather, are described with vitality and color.
Beginning with September of this year the Library has opened for use
a Room for Assigned Reading and a Room for the New Hampshire Col-
lection and the University Memorial Collection, on the second floor of the
Library Building. Shelves have been added in the Children's Room and
the periodical racks have been rearranged and added to. A new steel stack
is under construction in the basement.
J. Kendrick Kinney Law Collection.
Mr. and Mrs. John Grant Dater of East Andover, New Hampshire and
New York City have given to the Library over a thousand volumes com-
prising the law library of J. Kendrick Kinney, Mrs. Dater's former
husband. The collection includes many valuable volumes on early English
law, a set of the American and English Law Encyclopedia, text-books, some
Vermont reports, a partial file of the U. S. Supreme Court Reports, and
many works on International Law. A number of the books were printed
in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Several dictionaries, among
them Anglo-Norman and Old French and Skeat's Etymological were given
with the law books. The entire collection forms a rich mine of source
material for the University departments of Political Science and Com-
Stone & Webster Engineering Books.
The firm of Stone & Webster have given to the University the sum of
$500 for the purchase of books on Mechanical Engineering.
J. D. Hoffman Books on Heating and Ventilating.
Prof. J. D. Hoffman of Purdue University, a past president of the
American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers, has given $50
for the purchase of books on Heating and Ventilating Engineering.
NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWSPAPERS
By exchange with the Library publications, the Library is gradually
adding to its files all the New Hampshire newspapers. We plan to keep
these for several months back on tables in the basement.
The Library has recently purchased some fifteen mounted leaves from
sixteenth and seventeenth century books for exhibit purposes. These
together with the early printed books in the Kinney Law Collection will
greatly increase the Library's Exhibit of Early Printed Books.
The following periodical sets have been recently added: Fortnightly
Review, 1914-date, Hispania, Modern Language Journal, Modern Lan-
guage Notes, Revue de Deux Mondes, 1836-date.
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