THE CARDIFF LIBRARIES' REVIEW. Vol. I. No. 2. November, 1909. CONTENTS Library Notes and News Court Roll of the Manor of Ogmore, 1402 Reading List : Land Ownership and Land Taxation - Recent Additions to the Reference Library Page 13 14 16 18 READERS' REVIEW. Page What to Read about Socialism - - 145 Every Man his own Critic - - - 148 Personal Friends: Jane Austen - - 151 The Study of Society : Calvin - - 153 Books and Bookmen - - 157 Books on the Delights of Gardens - 159 Talks about Pictures - 160 Library Notes and News. The October No. of the REVIEW is out of print. Readers who wish to make sure of getting copies regularly, are recommended to subscribe l/6, for which the REVIEW will be sent post free for one year. # * # » Election Literature. A collection of current political litera¬ ture is being brought together and will be placed on the counter in the Refer¬ ence Library during the coming election campaign. A reading list on Land Ownership and Land Taxation, around which discussion on the Budget has centred, appears in this number. * * * * Exhibitions. The Rev. Lemuel James, M.A., has presented a series of photographs and other illustrations of his recent work on the Hopkiniaid Morganwg (The Hopkin Family of Glamorgan), and these are now on exhibition in the show cases in the Reference Library. One interest¬ ing photograph is that of the will of Thomas Philip, father of Hopkin Thomas Philip the Bard, dated 1536. It is pre¬ served in Somerset House. A reproduction of another document of considerable local interest is also ex¬ hibited. This has been presented by Mr. G. E. Robinson, who has been good enough to contribute a description and translation of the original. Reading Circles. Further reading circles have been ar¬ ranged in connection with the branch libraries. On Wednesday, November 3rd, Professor Littledale gave an in¬ augural address to the newly-formed Shakespeare Reading Circle at the Grangetown Branch Library. He related his experiences of Shakespeare circles from the time when as a college student he was a member of the Mermaid Shake¬ speare Circle with Professor Dowden, Bram Stoker, Dr. John Todhunter, and others, up to quite recently, when he had a Shakespeare Circle composed of his students meeting at his home. He then proceeded to outline the methods of con¬ ducting circles, gave a sketch of the rise of the British drama, and dealt with various aspects of Shakespeare and his times, concluding with some advice as to plays and books to read. Professor Littledale was warmly thanked at the close, on the motion of Councillor Dr. Smith, who has kindly consented to act as circle leader. Anyone desirous of joining should hand in his or her name to the assistants at the Grangetown Branch Library. The circle meets on alternate Tuesdays at 8 p.m. * * * * Ruskin Circle. Arrangements have been made for a Rusking Reading Circle at the Cathays Branch Library. This will meet on alternate Saturdays at 8 p.m.