Thomas William Lyster
Lyster joined the library in 1878 and was appointed as its director in 1895. He was also a scholar who translated Düntzer’s Life of Goethe in 1883 and edited a poetry schoolbook, the Intermediate School Anthology.
Although a member of the Church of Ireland, he was used by James Joyce as the model for a "quaker librarian" in his novel Ulysses. An whimsical account of him is given in Oliver St John Gogarty's As I was Going down Sackville Street when Gogarty visits the national library. In this book Lyster is very solicitous of the various needs of the readers in the library.
- 1883: Heinrich Düntzer’s Life of Goethe. London: Macmillan & Co. (translation)
- A series of volumes called English Poems for Young Students (editor)
- 1893: Select Poetry for Young Students; 2nd ed
- Intermediate School Anthology
- "Thomas Lyster". Ricorso. Retrieved 2010-08-22.
- "Directors of the Library". National Library of Ireland. Retrieved 2010-08-22.
- Gogarty, O. St J. (1954) As I was Going down Sackville Street. Harmondsworth: Penguin; ch. 1
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