Antoni Ojrzyński – nieznany aptekarz, taternik oraz bibliofil
ANTONI OJRZYNSKI – THE UNKNOWN PHARMACIST, MOUNTAINEER AND THE BIBLIOPHILE
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The article describes life and activity of Antoni Ojrzynski (1871–1967), pharmacist, mountaineer and the keen bibliophile who gathered literature portraying possessions of the Polish society in the cognition and popularizing the Tatras and Podhale over the centuries. Collector displayed his fond of book already in school years, then he started independently broadening his knowledge with a view to filling gaps in the education. Beginning by Ojrzynski concentrating his own library was a result of the self-education. In the idea collection was supposed to have regional character, devoted to the Tatras and the Carpatian. A presence of many outstanding work concerning Tatra issues from 18th century, and ending on thirties 20th century in is characteristic for Ojrzynski collection. The outbreak of the World War II led for partial destroying the library. In order to protect it before more distant devastation in 1947 Ojrzynski handed over survive sets as the deposit to the library of the Polish Tatra Society in Cracow (nowadays known as The Central Mountain Library of Polish Tourist Country-Lovers' Society - Centralna Biblioteka Gorska PTTK). This library constitutes unusually valuable and endless source up till today to the research on history and the development of Podhale and the Tatras.
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