Royal Victoria Library

From Historical Hastings

Also known as Southall's Marine Library[1] - named for its proprietor - Charles H. Southall. Southall gained permission to utilise the name 'Royal Victoria' for the library from the Dutchess of Kent in 1834 - the Dutchess being accompanied by the Princess Victoria[2]. The library was subsequently taken over by a Mr. Dorman by 1867, becoming Dorman's Victoria Library[3].

References & Notes

  1. Osborne's Stranger's Guide to Hastings and St Leonards c1854 Pg. 19 Google Books On this wiki
  2. British Newspaper Archive Brighton Gazette 20 November 1834 Pg. 0003
  3. Kelly's Directory 1867