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XX ANNUAL REPORT on Denmark Hill on most suitable site beside King's College Hall Happily the donor agreed to this and has now given his blessing to the sketch plans of the proposed building The College architect is engaged on the preparation of detailed plans for submission to the London County Council and the Dulwich College Estates authorities and it is hoped that when final approval is forthcoming the preparation of the site will soon begin THE LIBRARY The College is most grateful to the Nuffield Foundation for generous grant of Ā£16 000 briefly recorded last session amongst other bene- factions which has enabled it to purchase the valuable classical library of Professor Enk Professor Emeritus of Latin Language and Literature in the University of Groningen This library comprises some 14 000 volumes and pamphlets and is one of the largest private collec- tions in its subject field Professor Enk has been an assiduous book collector all his life and his library has been enriched during the years by accretions from those of other distinguished Dutch classical scholars -from the library of his former teacher at Leyden Professor Hartman which already contained collection of books formerly belonging to Professor Cobet the distinguished nineteenth-century Greek scholar in that university and from the libraries of Professor van Wageningen former professor of Latin at Groningen and of Dr Hendrik Smilda Groningen schoolmaster who was also classical scholar of note As is to be expected from the fact that Professor Enk is Latinist with special interest in Plautus and elegiac poetry the main strength of his library lies in the field of Latin literature which is represented by first-class collection of texts and critical works but it also contains good collections of important editions of Greek texts of standard works on the classical background and of classical journals There is preponderance of German Dutch and other continental editions among both texts and critical works many of which are now rare and Professor Enk's library is therefore particularly welcome as supplementing the College Library's existing working collection in Classics with its inevitable bias towards Anglo-Saxon editions Although retired Professor Enk is still actively engaged on new edition of Propertius and on Ciceronian studies and the College has agreed that the books shall remain at his home in Groningen for his use during the remainder of his lifetime When they are eventually brought to King's they will be combined with the present working collection to form an integrated Classics library to be known as the Enk Library The College owes the opportunity for the acquisition of this important library to the personal friendship existing between Professor Maguinness and Professor Enk who is no stranger to this country and who is an honorary graduate of the University of Leeds and vice- president of the Classical Association
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