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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1975-1976-425

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Annual Report of the Delegacy liii accessions to the list of Latin American titles compiled and published by the Institute of Latin American Studies and to the union catalogue maintained by the Lending Division of the British Library at Boston Spa which serves as basic tool for the national inter-library lending system The failure rate for inter-library loans was disappointingly high at n35 per cent even after taking into account that some of these unsatisfied requests represented cancellations of items not supplied promptly Of the 842 satisfied requests 347 were borrowed from or through the British Library 447 direct from other academic libraries 34 direct from other libraries in the United Kingdom and 14 from libraries abroad Only 208 items were lent by the College Lib- rary 122 being to other academic libraries 82 to other libraries in the United Kingdom and to libraries abroad This small contribution made by King's in this field of inter-library co-operation undoubtedly continued to reflect the relatively small stock of the College Library but it was surely due in large measure to the policy of the British Library of building up its own stock of books from which requests for loans can be met as well as to the fact that requests for the loan of periodicals in all fields of scholarship in the original or as photocopies can now generally be met by the British Library Military archives Following the acquisition of the military library and papers of the late Captain Sir Basil Liddell Hart the Centre for Military Archives was renamed the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives and his widow Lady Liddell Hart was co-opted as Trustee Sir Richard Way became Trustee on the resignation of Sir Ivison Macadam from the Delegacy and he was elected Vice Chairman General Sir Ronald Adam and Sir James Butler resigned The Trustees recorded their warm appreciation of the services of Sir Ronald Adam Sir James Butler and Sir Ivison Macadam to the Centre since the establishment of the original Military Archives Committee in 1962 and particularly to Sir Ronald Adam for having served as Vice-Chairman throughout this period In addition to the Liddell Hart collection material received in the Centre included papers given by General Sir Ronald Adam corres- pondence between Liddell Hart and the Rt Hon Amery trans- ferred from the LSE Historical Records Project papers belonging to Major General Sir George Grey Aston deposited by his son papers of
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