Valuable books once belonging to John Carlyle are now on display in the Treasure Room at the College Library.
Part of Carlyle's will reads "Having with good reason, ever since my first appearance in Literature a variety of kind feelings obligations and regards towards New England. I have now . . . decided to fulfill a fond notion that has been hovering in my mind these many years, and I do therefore hereby bequeath the books which I used in writing on Cromwell and Friedrich to the President and Fellows of Harvard College, City of Cambridge State of Massachusetts, as a poor testimonial of my respect for that alma mater of so many of my Trans-Atlantic friends and as a token of the feelings above indicated towards the Great Country of which Harvard is the Chief School."