Thursday, December 08, 2005

At the beginning

In 1782 Loménie de Brienne opens the library of the Collège Royal to the inhabitants of Toulouse, under the responsibility of the Toulouse parliament, after the eviction of the Jesuits who created it. It enriches it with the collections of the poet Lefranc de Pompignan and with those of Garipuy - an engineer and an astronomer.
With a total of 350,00 volumes in 1785, the Library is increasing significantly with the revolutionary forfeitures : therefore a great number of manuscripts, early printed books and rare editions get into its collection. In 1803 the library becomes the municipality's property then in 1866, it merges with that of the clergy. It was the first steps.

Cabanis media library


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