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Speaker touches on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s time spent in Tryon

Published 5:39pm Friday, May 17, 2013

With a recent acquisition, the Thomas Cooper Library boasts as well the most complete collection of Ernest Hemingway’s published work in the country. According to the Cooper Society’s newsletter, USC is now “the premier research center for the study of Hemingway’s print works.”

The Thomas Cooper Library was named for the lawyer, scientist and philosopher born in Westminster, England in 1759. Educated at Oxford University, he came to America in 1794. In 1820 he became professor of chemistry at S.C. College. He was elected president of the institution in 1821 and served until 1834.

Dean was on the faculty of marine science at USC from 1970 until 2002, when he was named Distinguished Professor Emeritus.

The free program will begin at noon, and the public is invited. The Lanier Library is located at 72 Chestnut Street in Tryon. For more information, please call 859-9535.

– article submitted by Gina Malone 

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