Janet Ing Freeman
IT WAS UNDERSTOOD from the beginning that for the final editing the present writer was to be responsible, but the responsibility was undertaken solely in the hope and belief that it would be shared with the friend whose loss, which has made every day's work harder, has been especially felt in completing this last of many joint enterprises.
-- ALFRED POLLARD, speaking of Robert Proctor in the introduction to the Catalogue of Manuscripts and Early Printed Books . . . Now Forming Portion of the Library of J. Pierpont Morgan ( London, 1906- 1907).
London: 28 August 1903
ROBERT PROCTOR was losing his eyesight and that, surely, was the worst thing that could happen to a bibliographer.