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q14: Which library, where:
i: is named after an algebraic logician?
ii: owes its foundation to Tam O’Shanter?
iii: is a royal foundation now dedicated to Divinity?
iv: was founded by the Cuban widow of a captain of industry?
v: was re-established by a returning diplomat from the United Provinces?
vi: was designed by a professor of astronomy at the request of one of Mary’s 114 grandchildren?
vii: was founded by the GOM but named after a 6th-century bishop?
viii: was named after a Westmorland orphan and future bishop?
ix: has a close association with time-eating?
x: is named after a Blue Funnel partner?

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iii:
iv: Founder of THE JOHN RYLANDS LIBRARY was founded by Enriqueta Augustina Rylands (1843-1908) (tracked down by [livejournal.com profile] belecrivain)
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Date: 2017-01-10 06:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
quick, name some libraries! british, bodleian, sheldonian, er er

Date: 2017-01-10 08:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] belecrivain.livejournal.com
re iv: was Consuelo Vanderbilt's* mother Cuban?

(* side-eye to my phone swipe vocabulary for having Vanderbilt but not Consuelo.)

Date: 2017-01-14 11:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
apparently her *godmother* -- who she took her name from -- was cuban, her mother was from alabama

(the godmother was consuelo yznaga, later Duchess of Manchester)

i think you're probably right here, and the questioner is a bit muddled

Date: 2017-01-17 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] belecrivain.livejournal.com
Google (Startpage, actually) says I'm wrong: it's actually a library at the University of Manchester (http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/rylands/our-history/the-people/enriquettarylands/).

(second time posting after first comment was marked as spam)

Date: 2017-01-11 03:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] braisedbywolves.livejournal.com
i) There's a Boole library at University College Cork? But I imagine any algebraic logician might have a library named after them by a proud university?

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