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Metro Davidson County Collection - Nashville Public Library


Portrait #876
Subject/Title:
Drury, Francis K. W. (Francis Keese Wynkoop) (1878-1954)
Artist:Williams, Richard
Date Created:1965
Owner/Location:Special Collections Division
Nashville Public Library
615 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219
Frame Dimensions:30 1/2 x 24 1/2
Image Dimensions:
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:6 August 2007
Condition:Excellent

Description:Francis K. W. Drury in middle age, balding, with glasses. He is wearing a blue suit.
History of Work:unknown
Notes:Born in New York in 1878, Francis K.W. Drury was educated at Rutgers and the University of Illinois. He held various library positions from 1899 until 1929, when he began working for the American Library Association in Chicago. In 1907, Drury married Martha Blanche Walker in Evanston, Illinois. Drury came to Nashville to serve as Carnegie Librarian in 1931, a position he held until his retirement in July 1946. He was the author of numerous reading lists and was very active in professional library associations. He was also active in Nashville's Community Playhouse. His son, John Benjamin Drury, served as City Editor of the Nashville Banner. Drury died in Nashville in 1954.

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