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Andrew Carnegie Benefactions Collection

Overview
Works: 194 works in 194 publications in 1 language and 194 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  History 
Most widely held works by Andrew Carnegie Benefactions Collection
Silver gilt key, arms in enamel on head, presented to Mr. Carnegie on the occasion of his opening the Stanley Library, Kings Lynn, England, 18th May, 1905( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Photographs of the front and reverse views of a decorative silver gilt and enamel key given to Andrew Carnegie at the opening of the Stanley Library in Kings Lynn, England. In the middle of the handle of the front side of the key is an enamel coat of arms and the date, place, and name of the library. In the middle of the handle of the reverse side of the key is the presentation statement
Address of welcome in roll from the Combined Traders, Bolton, England, September 29th, 1910( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A photograph of a document by the Bolton Combined Traders Association welcoming Andrew Carnegie to the Borough of Bolton (Manchester, England) as a measure of gratitude for providing a role-model of industrial leadership and for the gift of libraries as a means for the betterment for mankind
Resolution of thanks from the Society of Beaux Arts Architects for Donation of the Paris Prize for 1905( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A photograph of an ornamented, hand-printed document containing a resolution of the Society of Beaux Arts Architects expressing gratitude to Andrew Carnegie for his donation of the Society's Paris Prize for 1905
Translation of letter from the faculty of the State Normal School of Yamboly (i.e. Yambol), Bulgaria, requesting permission to call it "The Carnegie State Normal School", May, 1915( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Photographs of a translation of a Bulgarian-language letter from the Faculty of the State Normal School of Yambol, Bulgaria, requesting permission to call the school the Carnegie State Normal School. Includes director's signature
Address from New York Methodist Preachers endorsing endowment for international peace( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A photograph of a handwritten document from the New York Methodist Preachers Meeting commending and endorsing Andrew Carnegie's endowment for international peace. Includes decorative initial and signatures
Address of welcome from the Provost, Magistrates and Town Council of the Ancient and Royal Burgh of Jedburgh, 4th October, 1894( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A photograph of a framed address issued by Burgh of Jedburgh, Scotland, offering Andrew Carnegie the "freedom of our ancient and royal burgh" in appreciation of his contribution to the betterment of humanity through the donation of libraries
Silver casket, Dunfermline Scotland( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A photograph of the reverse side of a silver casket for a minute from a special meeting of the Town Council, Dunfermline, Scotland and a burgess ticket given to Andrew Carnegie. The front view of the casket contains a plaque that reads: "the freedom of the City and Royal Burgh of Dunfermline, presented to Andrew Carnegie 12 July 1877." The silver reverse side of the silver casket includes numerous decorations, a raised part in the lid that has a castle turret and two lions on either side and an engraved plaque that has the intertwined initials A C. The casket rests upon a wooden base
Address of thanks in velvet case for gift towards library, Burgh of Grangemouth, Scotland, 25th September, 1888( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A photograph of an address, bound in a velvet case, from the Magistrates and Town Council of Grangemouth, Scotland, to Louise Carnegie, thanking her and her husband for a donation toward the construction of a public library. In the case, facing the address, is an illustration of the library, which would open in 1889 as Victoria Library
2 East 91st Street, New York, anteroom leading from library to office, south end( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A photograph of the anteroom separating Andrew Carnegie's private library from his private office. This photograph features the south end of the room
Silver casket, Royal Borough of Montrose, Scotland, reverse side( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A photograph of a silver casket (reverse view) presented to Andrew Carnegie by the Royal Borough of Montrose, Scotland, in appreciation of Carnegie's benevolent giving throughout Scotland. It should be noted that Montrose received a public library building from Carnegie, which opened its doors on October 19, 1905
Resolution of thanks, framed, from the Trustees and Guardians of Shakespear's [sic] Birthplace, for handsome gift of property, October 7th, 1903( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A photograph of a framed document containing a resolution of thanks by the Trustees and Guardians of Shakespeare's Birthplace to Andrew Carnegie for the donation of land for the construction of a library building
Wooden spirit level, silver mounted, presented when laying the foundation stone of Loanhead public school, Kilmarnock, 29th August, 1903( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A photograph of a spirit level presented to Andrew Carnegie when laying the foundation stone of Loanhead Primary School, Kilmarnock, Scotland
[Six medals]( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A photograph of six medals associated with the philanthropy of Andrew Carnegie. The first medal features a portrait of Carnegie and an inscription of his name; the second features the inscriptions "Carnegie Institute of Technology Pittsburgh Pennsylvania" and "'My heart is in the work' Andrew Carnegie, 1900"; the third features a portrait of Henry Bessmer with an inscription of his name; the fourth features a portrait of William Penn with the inscriptions "The Pennsylvania Society, founded MDCCCIXC" and "William Penn, MDCXLIV-MDCCXVIII"; the fifth shows a male figure holding a branch and a crown of laurels, standing beside a shield bearing the inscription "National Institute of Social Sciences"; the sixth features a portrait of Andrew Carnegie and the inscriptions "Carnegie-Stiftelsen grundad 1911", "Andr Carnegie [sic]", and "Specimen to Mr. Andrew Carnegie, för hjalte dåd."
Silver gilt casket containing the freedom of the Borough of Ilkeston, England, 15th May, 1905( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A photograph of a gilt silver casket (front view) containing a burgess ticket presented to Andrew Carnegie for the donation of a public library building
Silver trowel used in laying the memorial stone of the Carnegie Free Library, Ayr, Scotland, 5th October, 1892( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A photograph of an engraved silver trowel that was presented to Mrs. Carnegie on the occasion of her laying the memorial stone of the Carnegie Public Library, Ayr, Scotland
Site of Carnegie Birthplace Memorial, Dunfermline, facing Priory Lane( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A photograph of the house in Dunfermline, Scotland, in which Andrew Carnegie was born and which would become the future site of the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Memorial
Address of welcome from the St. Andrew's Society of Ottawa, Canada, 30th April, 1906( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A photograph of an address of welcome by the St. Andrew's Society of Ottawa, Ontario, to Andrew Carnegie. The address praises Carnegie for establishing free public libraries in various places, including Ottawa
Silver casket enclosing freedom of Dumfries, Scotland, 13th October, 1899( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A photograph of the reverse side of a silver gilt casket for a burgess ticket from Dumfries, Scotland, admitting Andrew Carnegie as burgess and freeman of the "Royal Burgh of Dumfries" in recognition of his being a "self made man," the "magnificence of his gifts," his "diffusion of light and knowledge amongst the people of Scotland and America" and "his many handsome and public libraries erected at his cost." The burgess ticket also goes on to thank him for a gift of a public library for Dumfries, Scotland and Maxwelltown, Scotland. The casket has ornamental engravings, decorations and the name Louise W. Carnegie engraved over a likeness of her, that is within a circle in the middle of the container. The likeness of Louise Carnegie has a reclining figure on each side of her. The top of the container has a silver statute of the back view of Saint Michael slaying a dragon. The right side of the container has a scene of a river and buildings engraved in it
Silver casket, Worshipful Company of Plumbers-- London, left side( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A photograph of a silver casket (left side view) presented to Andrew Carnegie by the Worshipful Company of Plumbers, London, which holds a burgess ticket praising Carnegie for his benefactions, especially those that have enabled poorer members of the community to partake of scientific and technical education. The bottom of the box (not included in photograph) features the medal of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers
Silver gilt casket enclosing Freedom of Wigan, England, May 29th, 1909( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A photograph of the reverse view of an ornamental silver gilt casket for a burgess ticket from the County Borough of Wigan, England admitting Andrew Carnegie "as honorary freeman of the County Borough of Wigan" for his provision of free public libraries in the United Kingdom, establishment of the Civil Hero Fund and his gift of a public library at Pemberton. The box has ornamental decorations, engravings, and an engraved coat of arms in the middle of the box with two paintings of buildings on either side of the coat of arms
 
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