Reference numberNLB/40/425
Alternative reference numberNLB/40/ p253
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Messrs The Adjustable Shelving & Metal Construction Co., 104 High Holborn, WC
Date7 June 1909
DescriptionHarrison asks for an approximate estimate of the numbers of books (average octavo books 8 inches high and 1 inch thick) could be stored on their steel stacks in a room 80 ft long, 85 ft broad and 6 ft 5 inches high from floor to ceiling. Harrison describes the scheme which he desires and asks for the approximate cost of fitting the room.
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