Cooper's Library

From Historical Hastings

This library offering foreign language[1] publications was situated at the east end of Marine Parade and on West Street[2] The library was taken over from P. M. Powell (-1850) after Mr Powell became bankrupt[3] by Mr. Allwork, then by Mr. G. Curling Hope, and lastly by Mr. Joseph S. Cooper successively[4][5]. The final proprietor, Mr. Cooper retired to Warrior Square where he constructed numbers 18-24 in conjunction with a local builder[5].


References & Notes

  1. Osborne's Stranger's Guide to Hastings and St Leonards c1854 Pg. 19 Google Books On this wiki
  2. A Guide to Hastings & St Leonards (Thomas Ross 1835) pg.26 Google Books
  3. Historic Hastings, J. Manwaring Baines pg. 404 ISBN: 0948869003 ISBN: 9780948869006 Amazon
  4. Brett Manuscript Histories Vol. 2 Chapt. XVIII
  5. a b Brett Manuscript Histories Vol. 6 Chap. 55