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].


  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