This short article ended up being published in Australian Dictionary of Biography
Thomas Francis Bride (1849-1927), librarian, was created 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 being a statutory legislation pupil during 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 laws and regulations, the 3rd Victorian pupil to do this. Bride served as assistant librarian at the college in 1873-81.
As soon as the place of librarian during the Melbourne Public Library became vacant, Bride had been chosen from thirty-seven candidates and appointed in 1881 august. Continue reading