Monday, January 5, 2015

More Civil War Books Than You'd Expect at Small Town Library

From the August 31, 2014, Tampa Tribune "Tiny town's library holds a treasure of Civil War books" by Keith Morelli.

E.C. Rowell Public Library in Webster, Florida is quite small, but has in its collection, over 1300 Civil War books with many first editions and some printed in the 1800s.  Included are two sets of the Official Records.  There are also periodicals, novels, photos and reference books.

Most of them were donated from the personal collection of E.C. Rowell, for whom the library is named.  He was the former speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and Civil War buff who died in 1992.

Even better, these books are now accessible to everyone.

--Old Secesh

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