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BEGINNING OF NEW LIBRARY

First Sod Turned Yesterday by George D. Widener of Philadelphia.--Very Simple Ceremonies.

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Ground was broken yesterday for the new Widener Memorial Library, the first sod being turned by George D. Widener, of Philadelphia, the brother of Harry Elkins Widener '07, in whose memory the Library is being built. Mrs. George D. Widener, who is giving the building, was unable to be present to lift the first spadeful of earth herself. The ceremony was of the simplest sort, with no formal address of any kind. Guests included the Library staff, the Visiting Committee, and a few others. After Mr. Widener had broken the ground, spadefuls were turned up successively by President Lowell, Mr. W. C. Lane '87, the Librarian, Professor G. S. Kittredge '82, of the English Department, Mr. A. C. Potter '89, Assistant Librarian, Dean Briggs, and Mr. Horace Trumbauer, the architect.

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