December 13, 1892
Yesterday Earl Spencer, as Chancellor of the Victoria University College, Liverpool, opened a new wing of the College, to be henceforth called the Victoria Buildings. Nearly a quarter of a million has been spent on the entire building and endowment of chairs. The wing opened yesterday includes the library erected by Mr Henry Tate, costing £20,000, and a jubilee clock-tower, the total cost of the wing being £60,000. Lord Spencer having addressed he friends and students, a bust of Mr Henry Tate was unveiled, and Earl Spencer was presented with a silver key of the College. In the evening Lord Spencer and a large number of guests were entertained by the Mayor at the Town Hall.
(Source: Hull Daily Mail: December 14, 1892)
The Victoria Buildings