The most august place in the U. S. is probably the J. P. Morgan library, No. 29 E. 36th St., Manhattan.

The white stone library is not part of Mr. Morgan's residence. It is a Grecian marble treasure house, enclosing two lofty rooms of sombre Renaissance magnificence. One contains the great financier's desk, with a paper weight impossible for a child to lift because it is of pure massy gold. The other room is the library proper, with a huge hearth, on either side of which stand ancient columns of lapis lazuli. Around...

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