In 1926 a Doctor Arthur Rowe bequeathed to the Borough of Margate his collection of literature, artwork and archaeological remains . Excluding the archaeological objects the collection is as follows.
Books, pamphlets & excerpts 536
Prints and illustrations 569
Posters, programmes, guides etc., 534
Book of views 40
Original works of art 66
Bound Acts of Parliament 16
All these items became assets of either the Kent County Council and Thanet District Council on 1st April 1974. I am not sure of the distribution of the archaeological remains but most of the collection which is a library collection went to Kent County Council. Thanet District council did receive a number of items and I do possess a list of 77 items.