The following postcards are a series of 12 stained glass portraits of "men eminent in literature and science" commissioned for the transfer of the Library from the White Linen Hall in 1892 to its current address in Belfast.
|Edmund Burke (1729-1797) was an Anglo-Irish politician,|
orator, and political thinker noted for his strong support for the
American Revolution and fierce opposition to the French
Revolution. He expressed his hostility in
Reflections on theRevolution in France (1790).
|Isaac Newton (1643 - 1727) was an English physicist and|
mathematician. In 1687, with the support of his friend, the
astronomer Edmund Halley, Newton published
Philosophiae Naturalis Principa Mathematica.
|William Shakespeare's (1564 - 1616) first collected edition of|
works was published in 1623 and is known as "The First Folio."