In looking through the Parliamentary Report on Libraries, I missed, though they may have escaped my notice, any mention of a valuable one in Newcastle-on-Tyne, "Dr. Thomlinson's;" for which a handsome building was erected early last century, near St. Nicholas Church, and a Catalogue of its contents has been published. I saw also, some years ago, a library attached to Wimborne Minster, which appeared to contain some curious books.
The Garrison Library at Gibraltar is, I believe, one of the most valuable English libraries on the continent of Europe.
W. C. T.
Edinburgh, March, 30, 1850.
-from Notes and Queries, Vol. 1 (24) Apr. 1850 p.391.