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November 23, 1889


JAMA. 1889;XIII(21):747-748. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401170025007

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The John Crerar Library.  —The will of the late John Crerar was admitted to probate in the City of Chicago on the 14th inst. After the bequest of over a million of dollars to various religious, literary and charitable institutions, and to many personal friends, he also provides for the creation and maintenance of a free public library to be located in the South Division of the city. The sum appropriated for this purpose is estimated at over two millions of dollars. The execution of this trust is committed to a Board consisting of men singularly fitted for the work— and the wishes of the donor, under such management, will surely be realized. It is to be hoped that with such ample means at its command, the board of management will not only develop a model library for the public, but that ample provision will also be made for the

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