This short article ended up being posted in Australian Dictionary of Biography
Thomas Francis Bride (1849-1927), librarian, came to be on 1 1849 at Cork, Ireland, son of Henry Nelson Bride and his wife Ellen, nee Bourke october. He had been delivered to Victoria while ‘too young to walk’. After brief education at Hawthorn he went to St Patrick’s university, East Melbourne. In 1870 he enrolled as legislation pupil in the University of Melbourne and after winning scholarships and exhibitions finished with first-class honours in 1873. Six years later on he qualified as medical practitioner of legislation, the 3rd student that is victorian achieve this. Bride served as assistant librarian in the college in 1873-81.
Once the position of librarian in the Melbourne Public Library became vacant, Bride had been chosen from thirty-seven candidates and appointed in August 1881. He brought method and enthusiasm to their brand new task. The collection had a big and collection that is well-chosen of volumes however they had been badly arranged and inadequately catalogued. Bride had no staff that is qualified help him and inadequate accommodation for his growing bookstock.