Macnaghten Room and Library, First World War

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Reference WMO/267379


School Library

Eton College


Windsor and Maidenhead



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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Other structure/building
About the memorial: Commemorative library and reading room, with dedicatory inscription around the doorway to the 53 old boys from Hugh Macnaghten's House, and eight friends of the donor, Sir Eugen Millington-Drake, who were killed during the First World War. The walls are panelled in Queensland Oak, and the bronze reproduction of the Victory of Samothrace was originally given by the Old Boys of Hugh Macnaghten's house in memory of him, and transferred to the room for the opening of the library. At its opening on December 10 1938, the Rt. Hon. the Provost said that ''The room would be to the books like a rich setting to a jewel; and both would fittingly commemorate Hugh Macnaghten and those whose names were inscribed on this wall. It was pleasant to think that students who would come here to use this great historical collection would recall the names we commemorate.'' The Head Master in his address added 'I would like to emphasize the value of the room itself for boys who wish to have a quiet place to read in and for meetings of school societies...It is fitting that here in the centre of Eton, there should stand this noble memorial to so noble a character [Hugh Macnaghten] and to those who were inspired by him and by the splendid tradition of his House.' (From The Eton College Chronicle, December 20 1938)
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