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FIFTY-THIRD 



ANKUAL REPORT 



I904-I905 



TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY 

ON FEBRUARY 1, I905. 



SOLOMON LINCOLN, President. 
Term expires May i, 1906. 

JOSIAH H. BENTON, JR. JAMES DeNORMANDIE. 

Term expires May i, 1909. Term expires May i, 1905. 

THOMAS F. BOYLE. THOMAS DWIGHT. 

Term expires May i, 1907. Term expires May i, 1908. 



LIBRARIAN. 

HORACE G. WADLIN. 



\A(^ith the Compliments of 

THE TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY 

OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 



FIFTY-THIRD ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE TRUSTEES 



Public Library 



CITY OF BOSTON 



I904-I905 



BOSTON 
MUNICIPAL PRINTING OFFICE 

1905 



C O N a^ E N T S . 



Page. 

Report of the Trustees ....•.! 

Report of the Librarian ...... 6 

Report of the PIxamining Committee .... 54 

Appendixes : 

I. Financial Statement ...... 68 

n. Extent of the Library by years . . . .85 

IIL Net Increase of the Several Departments, includ- 
ing Branches . . . . . . .87 

IV. Classification : Central Library . . broadside 

V. Classification : Branches . . . ' . .90 

VI. Registration ..... broadside 

VII. Circulation 93 

VIII. Trustees for Fifty -three Years. — Librarians. . 95 

IX. Examining Committees for Fifty-three Years . 97 

X. Library Service, including Sunday^ and Evening 

Service ........ 101 

Index to the Annual Report, 1904-1905 . . . .113 




I of City, 43 squi 



Brighton Branch, Holton Librury Building. Academy Hill Road. 
Chaiiestown Branch, City Square. 
Dorchester Branch, Arcadia, cor. Adams .St. 
Kast Boston Branch, 37 Meridian St. 
Jamaica Plain Branch, Curtis Hall. Centre St. 



A. Lower Mills Reading Room, Washington, cor. Richmond St. 

B. Roslindale Reading Room, Washington, cor. Ashland St. 

D. Mattapan Reading Room, River, cor. Oakland St. 

E. Neponset Delivery Station. « Walnut St. 

F. Mount Bowdoin Reading Room, Washington, cor. Eldon St. 

G. Allston Reading Room, 354 Cambridge St. 
J. Codman Square Reading Room, Washington cor, Norfolk S 
N. Mt. Pleasant Reading Room, Dudley, cor. Magazine St. 



Population (Cens' 



Branch Libraries, May i, 1905. 

Roxbury Branch, 46 Millmont St. 

South Boston Branch, 37^ Broadway, 

South End Branch, 3.57 Shawmut Avenue. 

West End Branch, Cambridge, cor. Lynde St. 

West Roxbury Branch, Centre, near Mt. Vernon St. 

Defivery Stations, May i, 1905. 

p. Broadway Extension Reading Room, 13 Broadway Extension. 

Q. Upham's Corner Reading Room, Columbia Road cor. Bird St. 

R. Warren Street Reading Room, 390 Warren St. 

S, Roxbury Crossing Reading Room, 1154 Tremont St. 

T. Boylston Station Reading Room, The Lamartine, Depot Squar 

W Industrial School Reading Room, 39 North Bennet St. 

:., Dorchester. 2. Orient Heights Reading Room, 1030 Bennington St. 

.2. North Street Reading Room, 207 North St. 



LIBRARY SYSTEM, FEBRUARY 1, 1905. 



Departments. 



Opened. 



Volumes 

Jan. 31, 

1905. 



Home use, 
Volumes, 
1904-1905. 



Central Library, Copley sq. Established May 2, 1S54 . . . 

I East Boston JJ ranch, 61 Meridian st 

^ South Boston Branch, 37"2 Broadway 

II Roxbury Branch, 46 Millniont st 

J Charlestown Branch, Cit\' sq 

t Bi'ighton Branch, Academy Hill rd 

J Dorchester Branch, Arcadia, cor. Adams st 

South End Branch, 397 Shawmut ave 

i Jamaica Plain Branch, Curtis Hall, Centre st 

J West Roxbury Branch, Centre, near Mt. Vernon st 

t West End Branch, Cambridge, cor. Lyiide st 

Station A. Lower Mills Reading Room, Washington St., 

" B. Roslindale Reading Room, Washington, cor. 
Ashland st 

" C. South End Reading Room, o5 Berkeley st. . . 

" D. JNlattapan Reading Room, River, cor. Oak- 
land st 

" E. Neponset Delivery Station, 49 Walnut st 

" E. Mt. Bowdoin Reading Room, Washington 
cor. Eldon st 

" C Allston Delivery Station, 14 FranKlin st 

" II. Ashmout Delivery Station, 571 Talbot ave.. 

" J. Dorchester Station Delivery Station, 157 Nor- 
folk st 

" L. Korth Brighton R-'aoing Room,.56 Market St., 

" M. Crescent Avenue Delivery Station, 1011 Dor 
Chester ave 

" N. Mt. Pleasant Reading Room, Dudley, cor. 
Magazine st 

" P. Broadway Extension Reading Room, 13 
Broadway Extension 

" Q. Upham's Corner Reading Room, Columbia 
rd., cor. Bird st 

" R. Warren Street Delivery Station, 329 Warren 
st 

" S. Roxbury Crossing Reading Room, 11.54 Tre- 
niont st 

" T. Boylston Delivery Station, Lamartine, cor. 
Paul Gore st 

" U. Ward Nine Delivery Station, 62 Union Park 
st 

" W. Industi-ial School Reading Room, 39 North 
Benuet St. 

" Y. Andrew Sduare Reading Room, John A. 
Andrew School-house, Dorchester st 

" Z. Orient Heights Reading Room, 1030 Benning- 
ton st 

" 22. North Street Reading Room, 207 North St.. . 



Mar. 11, 
Jan. 28, 
May 1, 
July, 

*Jan., 

*Jan., 
Jan. 25, 
Aug., 
Sept., 

Man. 6, 
Feb. 1, 
June 7, 

Dec. 3, 
Mar. 31, 



Dec. 
Jan. 

Nov. 1, 
Mar. 11, 
July 26, 

Nov. 12, 
Mav 9, 



1895 
1871 
1872 
1873 
1874 
1874 
1875 
1877 
1877 
1880 
1896 
1S75 

1878 
1902 

,1881 
,1883 

1886 
1889 
1890 

1890 
1892 



June 25, 1892 
1892 



Apr. 29, 

Jan. 16, 

Mar. 16, 

May 1, 

Jan. 18, 

Nov. 1, 

Dec. 27, 

Nov. 3, 

Jan. 5, 

June 25, 
Sept. 1, 



1896 

1896 

1896 

189 

1897 

1898 

1899 

1901 

1901 
1904 



678,949 
14,430 
15,805 
35,283 
30,377 
16,423 
18,378 
14,541 
14,947 
6,068 
14,047 
184 

3,410 
168 



191 
2,440 
1,096 



401 



395 

149 

246 

811 
237 



414,731 
85,542 
92,278 
89,463 
60,013 
44,851 
62,976 
90,977 
55,187 
31,508 

142,872 
7,234 

40,083 
11,855 

5,405 
8,607 

23,621 
11,658 
8,924 

10,773 

6,388 

9.217 

14,594 

25,517 

32,345 

14,141 

13,358 

11,166 

23,333 

8,671 

6,43S 

7,415 
7,056 



Total. 



871,050 



* As a branch. 

t In buildings owned by the City, and exclusively devoted to Library uses. 

i In City buildings, in part devoted to other municipal uses. 

S Occupies rented rooms. 

II The lessee of the Fellows Athenjeum, a private library association. 



To His Honor Patrick A. Collins, 

Mayor of the City of Boston : 

The Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston 
present the following report of its history and condition 
during the year ending January 31, 1905, being the 
Trustees' fifty-third annual report. 

Mr. Josiah H. Benton, jr., whose term as Trustee expired 
May 1, 1904, was re-appointed for a term of five years 
beginning May 1, 1904. The corporation was organized in 
May, 1904, by the re-election of Mr. Solomon Lincoln as 
President and Rev. Dr. James De Normandie as Vice Presi- 
dent. Miss Delia Jean Deery was re-elected Clerk. 

The following tables exhibit the receipts and expenditures 
during the year covei'ed by this report : 

Receipts. 

City appropriation .... $305,000 00 
Income from trust funds . . . 15,539 78 

Miscellaneous sources, gifts, etc., 

including cash on deposit in 

London in part to meet payments 

for purchases made during the 

year, and unexpended balances of 

trust funds .... 16,474 15 



$337,013 93 



Expenditures. 
Salaries, including Printing and 



Binding Departments 
Books 
Periodicals 
Newspapers . 
General maintenance 



$201,314 58 

36,283 72 

6,810 84 

1,658 14 

76,578 09 



322,645 37 



Balance * $14,368 56 

*Thi8 balance is composed of certain items of income of trust funds, accrued 
interest on deposits, etc., as shown. in tiie Auditor's detailed statement, Appendix 
I., page 66. 



City Document No. 24. 



The Trustees append as usual to their report the report of 
the Librarian, Mr. Wadlin, and those of other olificials of the 
Library. That of the Librarian is especially full and in- 
structive, and all the reports will be found to repay the 
careful attention of those who desire a complete account of 
the activities and condition of the Library. 

The Examining Committee of citizens for the year con- 
sisted of the following ladies and gentlemen : 



Edwurd A. McLaughUn, 

Chairman^ 
Miss Eleanor M. Colleton, 

Secretary, 
Mrs. John A. Bellows, 
Frank H. Briggs, 
John S. Concannon, 
J. Randolph Coolidge, jr., 
Arthur W. Dolan, 
WiUiam F. Donovan, 
WilUam J. Doogue, jr., 
Frank K. Foster, 
Mrs. Francis P. Garland, 
Miss Anna Sprague McDonald, 



Mrs. Thomas G. Plant, 

Abraham C. Ratshesky, 

Henry S. Rowe, 

Mrs. Edward C. Scates, 

J. Montgomery Sears, 

Dr. George B. Shattuck, 

N. L. Sheldon, 

Gen. Hazard Stevens, 

Rev. James N. Supple, 

Rev. Benjamin F. Trueblood, 

Lucius Tuttle, 

Frederick P. Vinton, 

Dr. J. Collins Warren, 

Daniel A. Whelton. 



This Committee made a thorough examination of the 
Library and offered many useful suggestions looking to its 
improvement. The Examining Committees render a valu- 
able service, and the Trustees always give careful considera- 
tion to their recommendations. 

The agencies of the Library have as usual increased this 
year, the additions numbering sixteen, all being of the lesser 
sort known as deposit stations, to which books are sent on 
deposit. The number of all the agencies of the Library, at 
which books were accessible, on January 31, 1905, was two 
hundred and one. The increase of these deposit stations 
promotes the use of the Library and is favored by the Trus- 
tees within reasonable limits. It is impossible, however, to 
satisfy all requests for expansion of the Library system of 
stations. Even unavoidable changes and redistributions of 
these stations inevitably produce some discontent on the part 
of those who suffer inconvenience caused thereby. The 
Librarian's report describes the important changes in the 



LiBEARY Department. 3 

Library buildings. The most important was the adaptation 
of the Every-Day Church edifice on Shawmut avenue to the 
pui'poses of a branch hbrary, and the establishment of the 
South End Branch therein. This transfer from the rooms 
formerly occupied in the basement of the English High 
School was rendered necessary because the latter rooms were 
needed by the School Committee. 

The number of volumes added to the Library during the 
year was 42,891, of which 1,890 were bound periodicals ; and 
the number of volumes in the Library at the end of the year 
was 871,050. Of the accessions of the year, exclusive of 
periodicals, 25,579 were acquired by purchase and 15,422 by 
gift or exchange. 

In addition to the increase of stations and of volumes 
added to the Library, the Trustees have endeavored to ex- 
tend its use by increasing the number of hours during which 
some stations are kept open, and by allowing freer access to 
the book shelves. This freedom of access is attended with 
some loss of books — chiefly of children's books and those 
of small value. The Trustees are of opinion that the loss 
thus sustained has its compensations in closer acquaintance 
with the contents of the Library which open shelves permit 
and stimulate. 

The Trustees continue to limit their purchases of fiction 
to books by authors of established reputation or books of 
especial interest. The Library already possesses and fur- 
nishes in its Central building and branches full collections of 
standard fiction, and purchases such from time to time, but 
they believe that much of current fiction is largely of 
ephemeral value, and that the money of the city should be 
spent for books of more permanent worth. They, therefore, 
make but little effort to meet a demand for light fiction 
which, if gratified, would readily absorb a large portion of so 
much of the Library appropriation as is available for the 
purchase of books. 

The Trustees endeavor to maintain the high rank which 
the Library holds by reasonable purchases of valuable books 
usually paid for from the income of trust funds, and they 



4 City Document No. 24. 

also attempt to secure such historical matter, either in 
manuscript or print, as especially relates to Boston. 

The publication of the monthly bulletin has been continued 
during the year. These bulletins supply lists of the import- 
ant accessions to the Library and other special information 
intended to bring closely to its patrons important and timely 
knowledge of the contents of the shelves. 

The Library has received numerous gifts of books during 
the past year — some of them rare and valuable, together 
with others of less importance, to some extent duplicates of 
volumes already in its possession. The Trustees, however, 
encourage all gifts not too insignificant. Even duplicates 
are valuable for purposes of exchange with other libraries, 
and many books apparently unimportant prove curious and 
desirable. 

The number of lectures delivered in the Lecture Hall 
during the past year was greater than usual. The services 
of the speakers were generously furnished without expense 
to the Library, and those which related to architecture and 
kindred subjects were provided chiefly by the co-operation of 
the Boston Architectural Club. These lectures were well 
attended and entailed merely incidental expense upon the 
Library. The Library provides from time to time, both in 
the Central Library and in the branches, exhibitions of en- 
gravings and photographs, often appropriately illustrative of 
the courses of lectures in progress at the time. 

The Trustees regret that they are unable to report any 
important bequests or gifts of money during the year covered 
by this report. It is from such sources that the Library must 
provide the rare volumes and larger publications which it 
must possess in order to retain its high rank among the large 
libraries of the world. 

The Trustees believe, however, that it is both a Library for 
scholars and useful to readers of every class. They know 
of none where greater pains are taken by those in charge to 
bring its stores into the closest acquaintance of its patrons. 
This is in a great degree due to the thoughtful interest of its 
staff. This staff is maintained and reenforced as usual 



Library Department. 5 

through a system of competitive examination, and appHcants 
for positions always greatly exceed the vacancies, in number. 
The provision made by the City Government for the 
Library is honorable and generous, but the mere growth of 
the city entails a proportionate increase of expenditure in 
order to maintain the degree of success already established. 

Solomon Lincoln, 

President, 
James De Normandie, 

Vice-President, 
JosiAH H. Benton, Jr., 
Thomas F. Boyle, 
Thomas D wight. 

J0NE la, 1905. 



City Document No. 24. 



LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. 



To the Board of Trustees : 

The report of the Librarian for the year ending January- 
Si, 1905, is hereby submitted. 

The Library System. 

The Library system includes : 

The Central Library on Copley Square. 

Ten branch libraries with permanent collections of books. 

Twenty-two delivery stations (of which fourteen are read 
ing rooms), and, also, as places of deposit or delivery, forty 
engine houses, twenty-six city institutions, one hundred and 
three public and parochial schools, making a total of two 
hundred and one agencies as against one hundred and eighty- 
five in the previous year. The increase is entirely in the 
number of places to which collections of books are sent on 
deposit — engine houses, institutions and schools — no new 
branches or reading rooms having been established. 

Finance. 

A record of the receipts and payments for the year is to be 
found in the statement of the Library Auditor (Appendix I.). 

Buildings, Equipment and General Administration. 

Minor repairs only have been required on the engines at 
the Central Library. The dynamos have been operated with- 
out accident or stoppage, and they are in excellent condition. 
One of the boilers has been re-tubed. The inside of the shell 
of tlie feed-water heater connected with the boilers is badly 
corroded, and this will probably require replacement of the 
apparatus. Repairs on some of the drip-pipes connected with 
the pumps and the blow-off pipes connected with the boilers 
and elevator tanks have been made, and a new four-inch re- 
ducing valve placed in the four-inch heating main. A new 
perforated brass pipe has been placed in the outside roof gut- 
ter for thawing ice and snow, and has been found satisfactory 
during the winter. The motors have been operated without 
stoppage or repairs, and they are in good condition. Various 



Library Department. 7 

minor repairs have been made to the elevators and pumps, but 
the daily operation has not been materially interfered with. 

The severe weather of the past winter made it necessary to 
operate the boilers at the Central building continuously 
through the season, and has enlarged the consumption of 
coal to the extent of about eighty-five tons as compared with 
the previous winter. Some additional radiating surface has 
been placed in the colder parts of the building, with satis- 
factory results. 

The usual routine repairs have been made upon the struct- 
ure of the Central building and of the several branch libra- 
ries. The tile roof of the Central building has been thor- 
oughly inspected, all broken tiles, of which there were many, 
have been replaced or repaired, and all defective joints re- 
cemented. On the exposed sides of the building, especially 
in severe winters, these tiles are often broken by the action 
of frost, and the necessity for constant repairs may be ex- 
pected. At the Brighton building important and much- 
needed repairs have been made upon the roof, the heating 
apparatus enlarged, and a new fence has been built upon the 
north and east sides of the lot. By the courtesy of the Park 
Department, vines have been planted, and, upon request, the 
Lamp Department has located an electric light in front of 
the grounds. 

NEW BRANCH BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS. 

The most important change in the branch buildings that has 
been made during the year relates to the South End Branch, 
which for many years has been located in the basement of the 
English High School building on Montgomery street. By 
the action of the School Committee our tenancy of these 
premises was terminated, as the entire building was required 
for school purposes. After careful consideration of all avail- 
able buildings in the vicinity, the Every-Day Church edifice 
(so-called), 397 Shawmut avenue, about to be vacated by its 
owners, was taken upon lease for ten years, and has been 
transformed by the necessary remodelling into a commodious 
and convenient branch library building. The former audi- 
ence room is now the main library and reading room, and the 
basement lecture room has become a children's reading room. 
Removal to the new premises was effected in July, with inter- 
ruption of only a few hours to the issue of books. In its 
new quarters the branch has ample space and equipment. 
There are seats for 120 readers at the tables in the main 
room. The bookcases in this room and in the children's room 



8 City Document No. 24. 

are low and accessible, and the light, both in the daytime and 
evening, is good. In location the branch is farther away 
than formerly from the Central Library, and this was consid- 
ered an advantage in the selection of the site, since it is now 
possible to serve more conveniently the district to which the 
branch properly belongs. The circulation already shows an 
increase, and while the greater part of the old constituency 
seems to have been held, new patrons have been attracted. 

The mechanical work of remodelling the church building 
to fit it for library purposes was in the main performed by 
the regular Library carpenter and painter, with such addi- 
tional temporary assistance as was found necessary, outside 
contractors being engaged only upon such parts of the work 
as were not within the province of our own employees. The 
work was efficiently and economically done, the entire ex- 
pense aggregating $3,094, including the cost of the labor 
performed by our regular employees, and the necessary reen- 
forcing of the main floor with steel beams, as required by the 
Building Department of the city. 

The completion and occupation of the new municipal build- 
ing on Columbia road has given the Library a new reading 
room at Upham's Corner, properly equipped and adapted to 
the convenience of an increasing patronage in that vicinity. 
This was opened with a small but carefully selected collection 
of books on September 1, 1904. The number of volumes 
has been increased from time to time, and will be hereafter 
increased as the financial resources of the Library permit. 

The floor space of the East Boston Branch has been radi- 
cally re-arranged and much improved, separate quarters for 
children and adults being secured, more guarded access to the 
shelves, and generally greater economy of space. Every- 
thing possible has been done to promote the public conve- 
nience within the limited area available. The floor space is 
entirely inadequate, since there are seats for only 43 children 
and 35 adults. There is no possibility of extension in this 
building, although this is one of our important branches, with 
an increasing circulation. 

The Open-shelf System. 
Nearly 200,000 volumes out of the entire collection con- 
tained in the Central Library and branches are now perma- 
nently on open shelves, available for use by any visitor without 
formality. The advantages to the public of this direct access 
to the books are undoubtedly very great. Through direct 
contact the knowledge of books is promoted, and their use 
extended as can be done in no other way. Selections from 



Library Department. 9 

the weekly accessions are placed, temporarily on the open 
screen in the Bates Hall Catalogue Room, and collections of 
fiction from the closed stacks are displayed on the open table 
in the Delivery Room, and renewed each day. 

There is, however, one serious objection to the open-shelf 
system, namely, the loss of books. While not so great with 
us as in some other large public libraries, it is nevertheless 
far too great. The number of volumes reported for the year 
as missing at the Central Library, including the number 
missing from the collection sent out for deposit through the 
Branch Dej^artment, was 1,051 ; of which 539 were losses 
through open shelves, principally from the juvenile and de- 
posit collections. Only 31 volumes have been lost from the 
open Bates Hall screen, 36 from Fine Arts, and 81 from the 
Bates Hall reference shelves. Of the volumes issued from 
the stacks for use in Bates Hall only 26 have been lost. 

Practically the entire number of volumes in the branch 
libraries are now on open shelves, and the freedom of access 
is more absolute at the branches than at the Central. The 
number of books reported as missing from the few closed 
shelves which remain is but 29, but from the open shelves 
613 have been lost. This number has been increased by an 
unusual loss of 212 volumes from one branch alone. Four 
years ago the same brancli suffered from periodic pilfering, 
which was finally checked. A policeman in plain clothes is 
now constantly on duty, and other precautions have been 
taken. At two branches, thieves have been arrested, and in 
each case convicted and punished. 

As will be seen, the aggregate number of books reported 
for the year as missing at the Central Library and branches, 
taken together, both from open and closed shelves, is 1,693. 
Deducting from this aggregate the number which experience 
has shown will be eventually recovered, there remain about 
1,200 volumes which are probably permanently lost. A 
large proportion of these are works of fiction or books for 
children, of minor pecuniary value. 

In recent years the trend "of library administration has 
been entirely in the direction of the open-shelf system. 
Although losses were expected and were deplored, it has 
been held that the advantages of open access more than com- 
pensated for them. Possibly it is too soon to determine 
results definitely, and it is obvious that a system may be excel- 
lent in a small library serving a homogeneous population, 
where nearly every borrower is personally known to the 
attendants, but not so well adapted to one supplying a 
city population composed of diverse elements. 



10 City Document No. 24. 

It is a good thing to extend the knowledge of books, as 
may be done by means of open shelves, but perhaps we are 
incidentally promoting evils which cannot be offset by this 
desirable result. The pecuniar}^ loss involved is far less im- 
portant than the possible demoralization, especially of children, 
due to the ease with which books may be purloined without 
detection. They are not always taken with deliberate attempt 
to steal, however. Sometimes they are carried away thought- 
lessly without compliance with the rules as to charging, the 
borrower possibly intending to return them eventually. Some- 
times they are returned as surreptitiously as they were taken. 
But this failure to conform to the reasonable requirements 
of the Library, whether it be done thoughtlessly or wilfully, 
is in itself demoralizing, although not quite so culpable as 
theft. 

All theories must be tested by experience. I am not 
ready to condemn the open shelf, but it is unwise to fail to 
recognize its evils. It is our business, of course, to overcome 
them as far as possible. The majority of the patrons of the 
Library are trustworthy, and evidently appreciate the privi- 
leges which have been so generously extended. It would be 
unfortunate if the abuse of these privileges by the irrespon- 
sible or careless should make it necessary to withdraw or 
curtail them. 

Rapidity of Delivery to Readers. 

The average time required to deliver a book on call to a 
reader in Bates Hall, based upon a full year's experience, is 
ten minutes. This means of course that many volumes are 
delivered in less time, since the average is raised materially 
by the comparatively few cases in which, for various reasons, 
an unusually long time elapses before the readers' wants are 
supplied. 

Owing to the location of Bates Hall, with reference to the 
stacks, it is probably impossible to shorten the average time 
very much. Nevertheless, we have neither regarded the 
problem as hopeless nor abandoned attempts to solve it. 
During the year experiments involving no expense to us 
have been made with an ingenious telegraphic appliance by 
means of which shelf numbers written at the Bates Hall centre 
desk were reproduced instantaneously in the distant stacks. 
The apparatus was found too delicate to withstand the con- 
stant strain upon it, under the conditions obtaining here, and 
with the electric current that it was possible for us to supply 
from our own dynamos. This is no reflection upon the 



Library Department. 11 

merits of the instrument, which, although adapted to a wide 
variety of uses, was not exactly fitted to our needs. 

Special Summer Privileges. 

The privilege of retaining books, other than fiction, for an 
extended time during the summer vacation period (July 10 
to September 12), initiated in 1903, was continued in 1901 and 
extended to the branches. In all, 867 volumes were issued, 
as against 364 in the previous year. Probably most of these 
would not have been issued at all under the ordinary rules, 
since many of them were taken by patrons who were going into 
the country for a vacation or who wished to use the books for 
a longer period than would have been possible under the usual 
conditions. The circulation under the privilege is likely to 
increase as its advantages become more widely known. 

Books Received. 

In the selection of books for purchase the chiefs of depart- 
ments have rendered efficient aid. Mr. Thomas S. Perry has 
devoted his attention especially to the regular examination of 
current European Continental lists, and Mr. James L. Whitney 
to the American and English publishers' announcements and 
catalogues. Every important auction or other sales catalogue, 
whether issued in this country or abroad, has been systemati- 
cally searched, and, as usual, the more desirable books received 
by the book trade in this country or issued by American pub- 
lishers have been sent here on approval for examination. 

The statistical statement of accessions for the year is as 
follows : 



Added by purchase ..... 

Added by gift 

Added by exchange .... 

Added by periodicals (bound) 

Added by Statistical Department (Gift), 

30,090 

Books bought for Central Library : 

From City appropriation 

From trust funds 



Central, 


Branches, 


Total, 


Volumes. 


Volumes. 


Volumes 


13,145 


12,434 


25,579 


14,101 


367 


14,468 


285 


— 


285 


1,890 


— 


1,890 


669 


— 


669 



Books bought for branches : 



From City appropriation 

From trust funds 

From Fellowes Athenaeum 



12,801 


42,891 


10,506 




2,639 


13,145 




10,760 
520 




1,154 


12,434 





25,579 



12 City Document No. 24. 

By way of comparison it may be stated that the number 
of volumes added by purchase (25,579) exceeds by 1,213 
the number purchased in 1903-04. The number purchased 
for the Central Library is but 88 in excess of the number 
purchased in 1903-04, the larger part of the increase in aggre- 
gate accessions beiagdue to purchases for the branches, includ- 
ing the reading room stations outside the Central. During 
the last few years the increase in relative purchases for the 
branches and reading room stations as compared with the 
Central is marked. This is partly due to the opening of new 
reading rooms requiring permanent collections of books. It 
means, of course, that the collections outside the Central 
Library are for the time being growing faster than the Cen- 
tral collection itself. There is no reason for regarding this 
as fundamentally wrong. The branches are parts of the 
general system, and not independent. They, no less than 
the Central, are integral parts of the Library. Since so 
large a portion of our circulation is through the branches, 
and since this constantly tends to increase as new agencies 
are from time to time added, or existing ones made more 
efficient, it is inevitable that the relative demand for books 
from them, as compared with the Central, will increase. 

English Prose Fiction. 

During the year 597 volumes of English prose fiction have 
been received for examination as issued from the press, and 
have been carefully considered. The output in this kind 
has not been so great as in other recent years. The books 
have all been read by the volunteer fiction committee, not 
connected with the official staff, whose reports upon them 
have been taken into account in deciding upon the advisa- 
bility of purchase. These reports, since they generally 
include a brief synopsis of plot, are of great assistance in deter- 
mining the character of the large number of books received. 
But the verdict of this committee, which aims to reflect no 
more than such an opinion as readers of intelligence would 
form from a careful reading, is never conclusive in deter- 
mining whether or not a book is desirable for our purposes. 
Other factors are always influential ; and, apart from all 
question of merit or popularity, the limited amount of money 
available for purchases in this department without encroach- 
ing upon others which, to say the least, are equally necessary 
and important, restricts our accessions of fiction within com- 
paratively rigid limits. Out of the whole, 129 titles were 
finally accepted. 



Library Department. 18 



Foreign Books. 

The Library this year, as in the past, has purchased a con- 
siderable number of books in other languages than English. 
It is obvious that every library which has a scholarl}^ as well 
as a popular side must do so. During the year the pro- 
posed purchases of such books have been carefully scanned. 
When, as with us, the amount that can be devoted to acces- 
sions is limited ; when, indeed, we always need more books 
than we can possibly buy, it is always a serious question as to 
how many we are warranted in buying from foreign sources. 

As indicated, our present financial limitations force us to 
discriminate, whether we desire to do so or not. Every 
week we are for this reason obliged to pass over foreign 
books which would be valuable accessions to our collection ; 
which are, no doubt, as valuable in many respects as some of 
those selected. Apart from all theories as to what ought 
or ought not to be purchased, or what proportion pur- 
chases of foreign books ought to bear to those printed in 
English, there is one source of information which may guide 
us, namely, the demand. In order to measure it, partially, 
at least, a record has been kept for fifteen months, through 
the Shelf Department, showing the number of books printed 
in languages other than English, issued daily from the 
Central Library, on home use slips. 

The total for the year ending January 31, 1905, was 
23,847, or 13.6 per cent, of the total home circulation. 
These books were classified as follows : In French, 10,007 ; 
Italian, 2,228; German, 7,419; Scandinavian, 972; Greek, 
383 ; Latin, 629 ; Spanish, 958 ; Russian, 741 ; Polish, 216 ; 
Hebrew, 76; Arabic, 26; Yiddish, 36; Burmese, 4; Anglo- 
Saxon, 23; Dutch, 3; Armenian, 64; Roumanian, 11; 
Japanese, 9 ; Chinese, 10 ; Irish, 18 ; other foreign lan- 
guages, 14. 

It is not possible to give minute details as to the depart- 
ments of literature to which these books belong, but the fol- 
lowing general statement is indicative : fiction, 50 per cent. ; 
general literature, study of language, etc., 25 per cent. ; 
travel, 12 per cent. ; history, science, art, etc., 13 per cent. 
The percentages of circulation for home use of books in 
foreign languages are as follows: French, 5.7 ; German, 4.2; 
Italian, 1.3; Scandinavian, 0.6; Spanish, 0.5; Russian, 0.4; 
Latin, 0.4; Greek, 0.2; all others, 0.3— total, 13.6. 

It will be noted that only the circulation for home use is 
considered. If it were possible to include the number of 
books in foreign languages issued for hall use, especially in 



14 City Document No. 24. 

connection with the Special Libraries, the aggregate would 
not only be considerably larger, but the percentage of books 
other than fiction would be increased in still greater propor- 
tion, since many of the authoritative works upon art, archi- 
tecture, music, etc., are from foreign sources. The same 
statement applies to books in general literature, criticism, 
etc., issued for use in Bates Hall. 

It should be understood that the particular language in 
which a book is printed is not to be taken as a conclusive 
index to the reason for drawing it from the Library. For 
example, a book may be printed in German, and nevertheless 
have no particular relation to Germany other than that it 
is printed in Germany and may be the work of a German 
author. Under such conditions it may be called for here for 
reasons quite irrespective of the language in which it appears. 
Such, for example, are many books in the Fine Arts class, 
and many others in general literature and criticism. Another 
instance that may be cited from the experience of the year is 
that of books relating to Japan, the subject being of peculiar 
interest at present. As may be seen from the foregoing 
figures, only nine works printed in the Japanese language 
were called for, but many books relating to Japan, but printed 
in other foreign languages, were issued ; and almost daily 
works covering the study of the Japanese language and 
customs, or upon the history of Japan, or upon experiences 
of travel in that country, printed in languages other than 
Japanese or English, were circulated. 

Students of a foreign language often request books in that 
language in order to acquire facility in reading. A few 
simple books adapted to this need have from time to time 
been added to the branches as well as to the Central Library. 

Therefore the demand for books in foreign languages, as 
reflected in circulation, bears no direct relation to the number 
of persons in our population who are of the nationalities 
represented by such languages. But while this is true, 
there is, as we have said, a considerable demand from the 
adults of these different nationalities for books in their 
mother tongue. 

This demand is especially noted at stations within dis- 
tricts that in recent years have had large accessions of for- 
eign-born adults. It is comparatively easy to attract the 
children of foreign-born parents, and to lead them by pro- 
gressive stages into the world of English literature, particu- 
larly since the elementary schools are also opening the way ; 
but many of the adults never master the new language so as to 
read it easily. If the Public Library is to serve all classes, 



Library Department. 15 

these must not be overlooked. Another phase of this 
demand is reflected in the remark of a young Bulgarian to 
the custodian of one of our reading rooms : " I read French 
and German, and am learning English ; but unless I can 
read a Bulgarian book once in a while, I forget my native 
tongue." 

A public library in an English-speaking community should 
not permit its foreign accessions to over-balance those in 
. English, but the legitimate wants of scholars for representa- 
tive works of the higher class in the different departments 
of foreign literature must be met so far as possible within 
limits that are inexorable, and there is a duty resting upon 
us of extending the influence of the library, as a civic 
institution, toward enlarging the life and broadening the 
intellectual outlook of those who have recently entered the 
ranks of American citizenship without preliminary training 
in the English tongue. 

A report prepared by Miss Theodosia E. Macurdy, Chief 
of the Ordering Department, contains the following as to 
the accessions for the year : 

PAYMENTS FOR BOOKS, PERIODICALS AND NEWSPAPERS, 

1904-05. 

The payments for 1904-05 have been as follows : 

City money expended for books : 

For the Central Library (inchiding 

S2,593.03 for deposit) . . $13,325 64 

For branches . . , . . 9,224 77 

$22,550 41 



City money expended for periodicals : 

For Central Library . . . $4,752 13 

For branches and stations . . 2,058 71 



6,810 84 



Total City money expended . 
Trust funds expended for books : 

For Central Library 

For branches .... 
Trust funds expended for newspapers 

Total trust funds expended . 
Carnegie fund expended for Central Library 
Numismatic fund expended for Central Library 

Total City money and funds expended 

Carried forward . ... 







$29,361 


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Broxight forvKird S44,752 70 

Fellowes Athen;tum paid for books for Roxbiiry 
branch, purchased by the Central Library : 

Books $1,124 85 

Periodicals 200 30 

1,325 15 



$46,077 85 



Total amount paid for books, periodicals and newspapers,' 
$46,077.85, as against i;48,835.19 in 1903-04. 

REVIEW OF PURCHASES, 1904-05. 

The purchases for 1904-05 have not been in new or unusual 
directions, but have followed mainly those of the preceding 
year, varied somewhat by especial opportunity. The acces- 
sions along certain lines are, however, fairly constant, and 
some of the collections which have received substantial addi- 
tions during the year are the writings of the New England 
divines (notably the Mathers) ; almanacs ; New England 
Psalters ; books printed by Benjamin Franklin ; the files of 
Boston and Massachusetts newspapers and the Pennsylvania 
Gazette ; books in the native languages of America ; British 
history, topography, and genealogy ; rare editions of Shake- 
speare ; the fine arts ; the literature of the Civil War — chiefly 
regimental histories — and material relating to the St. Louis 
Exposition. 

The following selected examples may serve to illustrate 
the especial character of the acquisitions in some of the 
collections mentioned : 

WRITINGS OF NEW ENGLAND DIVINES AND OTHER WORKS 
RELATING TO NEW ENGLAND. 

Mather, Cotton. Elizabeth in her holy retirement. Boston. 

1710. 
Mather, Cotton. The echo's of devotion. Boston. 1710. 
Mather, Cotton. Febrifugium. An essay for the cure of ungov- 

erned anger. (Boston. 1717?) 
Mather, Cotton. A year and a life well concluded. Boston. 

1719-1720. 
Mather, Increase. Wo to drunkards. Cambridge. 1673. 
Moodey, Samuel. Smoaking flax inflamed ; or, weary sinners 

incouraged to go to Christ. . . . Boston. 1718. 
Wadsworth, Benjamin. Some considerations about baptism. 

Boston. 1719. 
Willard, Samuel. The just man's prerogative. Boston. 1706. 



Library Department. 17 

AVhitefield, George. Observations on some fatal mistakes in a 
book recently published. Boston. 1764. 

Calef, John. The siege of Penobscot by the Rebels ; containing 
a journal of the proceedings of His Majesty's forces . . . 
consisting of about 700 rank and file, under the command of 
Brigadier-General Francis M'Lean. . . . With a chart of the 
peninsula of Majabigwaduce, and of Penobscot River. Lon- 
don. 1781. 

The Crisis. To be continued weekly during the present bloody 
Civil War in America. Nos. 1-80. January 21, 1775-July 
27, 1776. London. 1775-76. "The work, which is of 
great rarity, contains a remarkable collection of papers attack- 
ing the ministry and the British government in terms of the 
greatest severity." 

Shirley, William. Memoirs of the principal transactions of the 
last war between the English and French in North- America. 
Boston. 1758. 

ALMANACS. 

George's Cambridge Almanack for the year of Our Redemption 
1776 . . . Annexed ... A narrative of the Concord Fight. 
Salem, (1776). Contains a portrait of Joseph Warren. 

In addition to this scarce issue, a collection of 132 
almanacs, published in this country, was secured, of which 
32 were published before 1800 (the earliest in 1728), all of 
which helped to complete existing files. 

NEW ENGLAND PSALTERS. 

The Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs of the Old and New 
Testament, faithfully translated into English meeter. For the 
use, edification, and comfort of the saints in publick and 
private, especially in New-England. 9th edition. London, 
1701. 

The Psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, of the Old and New- 
Testament : faithfully translated into English meeter : for the 
use, edification and comfort of the saints in publick and 
private, especially in New England. 21st edition. Boston, 
1726. 

The Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs of the Old and New 
Testament . . . for the use ... of the saints . . . especially 
in New England. 16th edition. Edinburgh. 1732. 

The Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs of the Old and New 
Testament, faithfully translated . . . for the use ... of the 
saints . . . especially in New-England. 20th edition. Edin- 
burgh. 1754. 

The New-England Psalter ; or Psalms of David with the Pro- 
verbs of Solomon, and Christ's Sermon on the Mount. Boston, 
1758. 



City Document No. 24. 



WORKS PRINTED BY BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. 

Arndt, Johann. Des bocherleiichteteu Theologi, Herrn Johaun 
Arndts . . . Biicher. Philadelphia/ gedruckt und verlegt bey 
Benjamin Friineklin und Johann Bohm. 1751. 

A Confession of faith put forth by the elders and brethren of 
many congregations of Christians (baptized upon profession of 
their faith) in London and the country. Adopted by the 
Baptist Association met at Philadelphia, Sept. 25, 1742. 
Added ... Of imposition of hands, and Singing of Psalms 
in publick worship. Also a short treatise of church discipline. 
Philadelphia: printed by B. Franklin. 1743. 

The Confession of Faith, agreed upon by the Assembly of 
Divines at Westminster, with the assistance of Commissioners 
from the Cliurch of Scotland. Philadelphia : printed and sold 
by B. Franklin, 1745. 

Currie, William. A sermon, preached in Radnor Church, on 
the 7th of January, 1747. Being the day appointed 
. to be observed as a general fast . . . Philadel- 
phia : printed and sold by Benjamin Franklin and David HalU 
1748. 

Currie, William. A treatise on the lawfulness of defensive war. 
Philadelphia: printed and sold by B. Franklin and D. Hall. 
1748. 

Hall, David. A mite into the treasury ; or, some serious remarks 
on that solemn and indespensable duty of duly attending assem- 
blies for divine worship . . . London printed : Philadel- 
phia, reprinted by B. Franklin, and D. Hall. 1758. 

Johnson, Samuel. Ethica : or the first principles of moral phil- 
osophy ; . . . Philadelphia : printed by B. Franklin, and D» 
Hall. 1752. 

Poor Richard, improved: being an almanac for the year 1757, 
Philadelphia: printed and sold by B. Franklin and D. Hall. 
(1756.) 

Querists, The (pseud.) A short reply to Mr. Whitefield's letter 
which he wrote in answer to the Querists : . . . Philadelphia : 
printed for the Querists [and sold by B. Franklin]. 1741. 

Short, Thomas. Medicina Britannica : . . . London printed r 
Philadelphia re-printed, and sold by B. Franklin, and D. Hall. 
1751. 

Smalridge, George. The art of preaching, in imitation of 
Horace's Art of Poetry. London, printed ; Philadelphia, re- 
printed and sold byB. Franklin. . . . 1739. 

Tennent, Gilbert. Remarks upon a protestation presented to the 
Synod of Philadelphia, June 1, 1741. Philadelphia: printed 
and sold by Benjamin Franklin, 1741. Appended is the 
apology of the Presbytery of New-Brunswick for their dissent- 
ing from two acts, or new religious laws, which were made at 
the last session of our Synod. 



LiBBAKY Department. 19 



NEWSPAPERS. 

The files of the Boston Gazette, the Boston Evening Post, 
the Massachusetts Centinel, the Massachusetts Gazette and 
the Pennsylvania Gazette have all received accessions dating 
from 1736-1782. The earliest newspaper secured was a rare 
number of the Boston News-Letter, "from Monday, May 18 
to Monday, May 25, 1713." The earliest number heretofore 
possessed by the Library was issued in 1715. 

Sixteen volumes of the Examiner, Boston, 1803-1815, 
were also obtained. 

BOOKS IN THE NATIVE LANGUAGES OF AMERICA. 

A hundred volumes in the native languages of North and 
South America have been acquired, many of which consist 
of portions of the Gospels, hymn books, and Catechisms in 
the Indian tongues of the North American tribes. Some 
rare and first editions of books in the Mexican language 
were also secured in this connection, and of these some have 
the Spanish and Mexican text throughout. The following 
are noted : 

Lorra Baquio, Francisco de. Manval mexicano de la adminis- 
tracion de los sautos sacramentos, conforme al Manual tole- 
dano. En Mexico, ano 1634. 

Leon, Martin de. Camino del cielo en lengva niexicana. . . . 
Mexico. 1611. 

Breton, Guillaume. Dictionaire caraibe-fran^ois [et fran^ois- 
caraibe] . . . Avxerre. 1665-66. 2 volumes in 1. 
"Father Breton was one of the first French missionaries to 
visit the Antilles, and his productions are of the utmost value 
in giving a faithful presentment of a language now practically 
extinct." 

Cathecismo romano, traducido en castellano, y mexicano, por 
Manval Perez. Mexico. 1723. 

Testamente Nutak, eller det Nye Testamente oversat i det Gron- 
landske Sprog. Kiobenhavn. 1766. First edition of the first 
complete translation into Eskimo of the New Testament. By 
Hans and Paul Egede. 

BRITISH HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY. 

Nearly three hundred volumes, consisting of Parish Reg- 
isters, city and county histories, publications of county his- 
torical societies and illustrated topographical works, were 
obtained at the sale of the Robinson collection of British 
history, topography and genealogy last winter. An examina- 
tion of the catalogue of this collection revealed the strength 



20 City Document No. 24. 

of this Library in these subjects. Out of a total of 2,140 
titles nearly one half (1,031) were already here. 

WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE. 

Some rare editions of Shakespeare, noted herewith, were 
secured at a London sale through the agency of Mr. S. C. 
Cockerel. 

Shakespeare, W. Hamlet, Prinz von Diiunmark. Ein Trauer- 
spiel in ftiuf Aufziigen. Ausgefiihrt von der unter der Dh'ektion 
des Herrn Andre Schopf stehendeu deutschen Schauspieler- 
gesellschaft. Augsburg. 1777. Sm. 8°. 

Shakespeare, W. The history of King Lear. Dublin. Printed 
for J. Hoey and J. Exshaw. 1768. 12°. 

Galliard, Johann Ernst. [Julius Caesar.] The four chorus's 
in the Tragedy of Julius Caesar, written by John Sheffield. 
Set to musick by J. E. Galliard. (Vocal score with 
orchestral accomp.) Manuscript. (17?) 4°. 
The original autograph manuscript of the music and words, 
with autograph note on the fly-leaf by Katherine, Duchess of 
Buckinghamshire, relative to the work, signed K. B. 1723. 

Shakespeare, W. Othello, the Moor of Venice. A tragedy. 
London. Garland. (1765?) Illus. 12°. 

Shakespeare, W. Othello, the Moor of Venice. A tragedy. 
Dublin. Printed for Peter Wilson. 1751. 12.° 

Shakespeare, W. The tempest, or, the enchanted island. A 
comedy. (5th quarto edition, with alterations by Sir W. 
Davenant and Dryden.) London. Printed by Tho. Warren 
for Henry Herringman, 1695. The text follows the edition 
of 1676. The extremely rare 5th quarto edition. 

Shakespeare, W. History of Timon of Athens, the man-hater. 
First written by Mr. Wil. Shakespear, & since altered by Mr. 
Tho. Shadwell. 
Printed for T. Johnson, Bookseller at the Hague. MDCCXH. 

FINE ARTS. 

The following list comprises some of the more important 
works added to the collection of fine arts, and are mainly 
current publications of the last two years : 

Bertaux, iSmile. L'art dans ITtalie m^rldionale. Tome 1. 

Dessins et photographies de I'auteur. 

Paris. 1904. Plate. Plans. (iScole fran^aise de Rome.) F°. 
Biblioth^que nationale, Paris. D^partement des estampes. Les 

deux cents incunables xylographiques du Departement des 

estampes. Par Henri Bouchot. Paris. 1903. 2 v. L. 8°. 

Atlas, 109 plates. F°. 



Library Department. 21 

Blomstedt, Yrjo. Karelische Gebitude und ornamentale Formen 
aus Zentral-Riissisch-Karelien. [Ubersetzung von Gustave 
Schmidt.] Helsiugfors. 1902. Illiis. 90 plates. 4°. 

Bouchot, Henry F. X. M. L'exposition des prhnitifs fran^ais. 
La peinture en France sons les Valois. Livraison 1-4. [As 
far as issued.] Paris. [1904?] 200 plates. F°. Each 
plate is accompanied by explanatory text. 

Carson, Hampton Lawrence. The unique collection of engraved 
portraits. [Belonging to H. L. Carson.] Portraits of Gen. 
George Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, and Lafayette. 
Philadelphia. [1904.] Plates. F°. (As far as issued.) 

Cervetto, Luigi Augusto. I Gaggini da Bissone. Loro opere in 
Genova ed altrove. Contributo alia storia dell' arte lombarda. 
Milano. 1903. Illus. Portraits. Plates. F°. 

Cook, Theodore Andrea. The water-color drawings of J. M. W. 
Turner in the National Gallery. . . . London. 1904. Por- 
trait. 62 plates. Autograph fac-simile. L. 4°. 58 plates 
are colored. 

Cust, Lionel Henry. Notes on the authentic portraits of Mary 
Queen of Scots. . . . London. 1903. Portraits. 8°. 

Dreger, Moriz. Kiinstlerische Entwicklung der Weberei und 
Stickerei, Wien. 1904. Text. 1 v. Atlas. 2 v. L. 8°. 

Eyck, Hubert van and Jan van Eyck. Das Genter Altarbild, 
Photograviiren in ^^ der natiirlichen Grosse nach den in Gent. 
Briissel und Berlin befindlichen Original-genuilden. Berlin. 
[1903.] 19 sheets. 

Ferree, Barr. American estates and gardens. New York. 
1904. Illus. Plates. F°. 

Flanderky, Paul. Seetiere Naturstudien fiir Kunst u. Kunstge- 
werbe. Dresden. (1901,02.) 100 plates. F°. 

Forbes, Arthur Holland. Architectural gardens of Italy. A 
series of photogravure plates from photographs made for and 
selected by Arthur Holland Forbes with the assistance of 
Count V. de Visone. New York. 1902. 196 plates. F°. 

Gayet, Albert Jean. Lart byzantin d'apres les monuments de 
ITtalie, de ITstrie et de la Dalmatie, releves et dessines par 
Charles Errard. (Vol.) 1, 2. Paris. (1903.) Illus. 
Plates. Plans. L. F°. To be continued. 

Gusman, Pierre. La villa imp^riale de Tibur (Villa Hadriana) 
. . . Paris. 1904. Illus. Plates. Plans. Fac-similes. 
F°. 

Hart, Charles Henry. Catalogue of the engraved jDortraits of 
Washington. New York. The Groher Club. 1904. Por- 
traits. F°. 

Hofstede de Greet, Cornells. Meisterwerke der Portratmalerei 
auf der Austellung im Haag 1903. Miinchen. 1903. 69 
plates. F°. No. 99 of an edition of 200 copies. 

Meynell, Ahce C. Children of the old masters. (Italian 
school.) New York. (1903.) Portraits. Plates. 4°. 



22 City Document No. 24. 

Migeon, Gaston, editor. Exposition des arts niusulmans au 

Musee des arts decoratifs. Paris. (1903.) 100 plates. F°. 

No. 196 of an edition of 200 copies. 
Molinier, C. L. M. E. La collection Wallace. Meubles et 

objets d'art fran9ais des XVIF et XVIII^ si^cles. Paris, 

(190-.) 100 plates. F°. 
Murphy, Bailey Scott. English and Scottish wrought ironwork. 

London. 1904. 80 plates. F°. 
Odobesco, A. Le tr^sor de P(Jtrossa. Historique-description. 

fitude sur l'orf(^vrerie antique. Leipzig. 1899-1900. 2 v. 

in 1. Illus. Plates. F°. Many of the plates are colored. 
Rehme, Wilhelm. Die Architektur der neuen freien Schule. 

Leipzig. [1901.] 100 plates. F°. [With] Ergiinzungsband 

I. (1902.) 
Ricketts, Charles S. The Prado and its masterpieces. West- 
minster. 1903. Portraits. Plates. F°. 
Rooses, Maximilien. Rubens, sa vie et ses oeuvres. . . . Paris. 

(1903.) Illus. Portraits. Plans. L. 4°. 
Tajima, Shiichi. Masterpieces selected from the Korin school : 

with biographical sketches of the artists of the school and some 

critical descriptions. Vol. 1. Tokyo. 1903. Plates. F°. 
Temple, Alfred George. The Wallace Collection (paintings) at 

Hertford House. London. 1902. Portraits. Plates. F°. 
Waggaman, Thomas E. Catalogue de luxe of the art treasures 

collected by Thomas E. Waggaman. . . . Revised and edited 

by Thomas E. Kirby. . . . New York. 1905. Plates. 4°. 

No. 75 of an edition of 100 copies. 
Wiegand, Theodor, and others. Die archaische Poros-Archi- 

tektur der Akropolis zu Athen. . . . Cassel. 1904. Text. 

Plates. Plans. F°. Atlas. 17 plates. Elephant f°. 15 

plates colored. 
Wilpert, .Joseph. Die Malereien der Katakomben Roms. Frei- 
burg im Breisgau. 1903. 2 v. Illus. Plates. F°. Many 

of the plates are colored. 

PHOTOGRAPHS. 

Fourteen hundred and thirty-six photograplis were added 
by purchase. Of these, 600 were made by the American 
Archffiological Expedition to Syria under the direction of 
Mr. Howard Crosby Butler ; 56 were photographs of foreign 
cathedrals ; 46 of the new excavations in the Roman Forum, 
and 501 colored photographs designed for use in connection 
with geographical study in the schools. 

OTHER IMPORTANT PURCHASES. 

Other important purchases which may be mentioned are : 
One hundred volumes for the 20th Regiment Collection, 
chiefly regimental histories of the Civil War. 



Library Department. 23 

A collection of official and other publications, trade 
catalogues of the various exhibits, etc., issued in connection 
with the St. Louis Exposition. 

A collection of forty maps of the United States and 
Canada, issued by the Scarborough Company, conveniently 
mounted for reference. 

Seven hundred and twelve copies of the various Lang Fairy 
Books, bought for the Central Library, branches and. stations. 

American Microscopical Society. Transactions. Vols. 1-25. 
Indianapolis. 1880-1904. 

Ariosto, Lodovico. I frammenti autografi dell' ' ' Orlando furioso,' ' 
pubblicati a cura di Giuseppe Agnelli. Roma. (1903.) 
Portrait. Plate. (105) fac-similes. L. f°. An exact photo- 
type fac-simile of a codex in l^iblioteca eomune di Ferrara. 

Billon, Francois de. Le fort inexpvgnable de I'honnevr dv sexe 
femenin. a Paris . . . 1555. Portraits. Plates. 4°. 
For the Galatea Collection. 

Daniel, Samuel. The works of Samvel Daniel, newly augmented. 
London. Waterson. 1602. (The first collected edition of 
Daniel's works.) 

Fischer, Josef, and Franz, Ritter von Wieser. Die alteste Karte 
mit dem Namen Amerika, aus dem .Jahre 1507, und die Carta 
marina, aus dem Jahre 1516, des M. Waldseemiiller. Inns- 
bruck. 1903. 26 maps. Fac-suuiles. L. f°. 

Guazzo, Stefano. The ciuile conuersation of M. Stephen Guazzo, 

written first in Italian, diuided into foure bookes, the first three 

translated out of French by G. pettie . . . the fourth 

now translated out of Italian into English by Barth. 

Young. ImprintedatLondonby Thomas East, 1586. Sm. 8°. 

Haywood, John. The civil and political history of the State of 
Tennessee, from its earliest settlement up to the year 1796. 
Knoxville. 1823. 

Hozier, Louis Pierre. Supplement h 1' Armorial general de la 
France. 

Leech, John Henry. Butterflies from China, Japan and Corea. 
London. 1892-94. 3 v. 4°. 

Lescarbot, Marc. Histoire de la No vvelle France. Paris. 1609. 
Maps. 16°. 

Lewis, Meriwether, and William Clarke. Original journals of the 
Lewis and Clarke expedition 1804-1806. (Edited by Reuben 
Gold Thwaites). Vols. 1,2. 1905. Large paper edition. 

Littlefield, George Emery. Early schools and school-books of 
New England. Boston. The Club of Odd Volumes. 1904. 
Portraits. Plates. Fac-similes. 8°. No. 134 of an edition 
of 167 copies. 

Luther, Martin. Deudsch Catechismus. (Colophon : Gedriickt 
zu Wittemberg durch Georgen Rhaw M.D. xxix.) 16°. 

Mark anniversary volume. To Edward Laurens Mark, Hersey 
Professor of Anatomy . . . at Harvard University, in 



24 City Document No. 24. 

celebration of twenty-five years of successful work . 

from his former students, 1877-1902. New York. 1903. 

lllus. Portraits. Plates. 4°. 
Nordenskiold, Nils Adolf Erik. Periplus : an essay on the early 

history of charts and sailing-directions. Translated by Francis 

A. Bather. Stockholm. 1897. lllus. Maps. Fac-similes. 

F°. 
Nuova enciclopedia italiana ovvero dizionario generale di scienze, 

lettere, industrie, ecc. 6a edizione. Corredata . . . , 

pel professore Gerolamo Boccardo. (Con supplemento . . . 

dal professore StefanoPagliani.) Torino. 1875-1899. 31 v. 

lllus. Portraits. Plates. Maps. L. 8°. 
Picturesque and architectural New England. Boston. (1899.) 

2 V. lllus. Plates. F°, obi. 

Pontremoli, Emmanuel, and Bernard Haussoullier. Didymes. 

Fouilles de 1895 et 1896. Paris. 1904. lllus. Plates. 

Plans. Map. F°. 
Schoeller, Max. Mitteilungen iiber meine Eeise nach iiquatorial- 

Ost-Afrika und Uganda 1896-1897. Berlin. 1901-1904. 

3 V. Portraits. Plates. Maps. L. 8". 

Tacitus. Cornelii Taciti De vita et moribus Ivlii Agricolae liber ; 
. . . (Recognovit Morris Hicky Morgan.) (Colophon : Huius 
libri . . . exempla centum diligenter typis descripsit Magister 
Daniel Berkeley Vpdike.) Bostoniae . . . anno Salutis M.D. 
cccciiii. F°. 

Thacher, John Boyd. Christopher Columbus : . . . together 
with an essay on Peter Martyr of Anghera and Bartolom^ de 
las Casas, the first historians of America. New York. 1903,04. 
3 v. lllus. Portraits. Plates. L. 8°. 

Theodosius, of Tripoli. Theodosii Sphaericorvm elementorvm 
libri III. extraditione Maurolyci Messanensis mathematici 
. . . [Colophon : Messanae in Freto Sicvlo impressit ... 
M.D. LVIII.] Sm. f°. With numerous geometrical woodcuts 
on the outer margins of each leaf. 

AUCTIONS. 

A glance at the sources of the accessions shows a large 
number of important books, especially Americana, obtained at 
public sales. The principal sales of the year in which this 
Library has been interested have been the Robinson Library 
in Boston and the three sales of the Hurst Library in New 
York. 

GIFTS, 1904-5. 

From the gifts of the year the following have been selected 
as worthy of mention, and are named alphabetically by givers. 
Except as otherwise noted, the collections received have been 
of miscellaneous character. Besides the gifts mentioned 
below, the Library received 824 photographs by gift, 



Library Department. 25 

including 248 from Miss Laura E. Hall ; 276 ( of paintings 
from European Continental galleries ) from Rev. Austin S. 
Garver, and 173 from various American artists, of their 
works, received in response to our request. 

Anonymous. From anonymous sources 813 volumes have been 
received, including two collections numbering respectively 460 
and 293 books. 

Arnold, Howard Payson. "Oliver Cromwell's funeral." A 
manuscript copy from the original in the British Museum. 

Attwood, Estate of Lydia B., through James W. Bartlett. 
Thirteen volumes, 156 Japanese colored prints, 29 maps, 11 
manuscripts. 

Bartlett, James W. Fifty-six volumes, 6 maps, and a report in 
manuscript, by E. W. Serrell, on a proposed canal across the 
Isthmus ( of Panama) without locks, written in 1859. 

Benton, Josiah H., Jr. Fifty -one volumes, and 36 mounted 
photographs of scenes in Norway. 

Bigelow, Robert P., Librarian Mass. Institute of Technology. 
One hundred and thirty-sevei) volumes, chiefly reports of 
institutions. 

Blanchard, Miss Sarah H. Thirty-four volumes, including the 
works of Samuel Warren in five volumes and the Romance of 
History in five volumes. 

Boston Browning Society. Forty-six copies of the Third 
Supplement to the Catalogue of the Library of the Boston 
Browning Society, twenty-three volumes, and a framed portrait 
(crayon from photograph) of Robert Browning at 75 years of 
age. 

Boston News Bureau. Thirty-three bound volumes of the 
" Boston News Bureau. " (Daily.) V. 1-33. 1887-1903. 

Boyd, Mrs. Harriet T. One hundred and nineteen volumes, 
chiefly reports. 

British and Foreign Bible Society, through Mr. F. Parrott, Kobe, 
Japan. Five copies of the New Testament in Japanese (each 
in different binding) and four copies of the Gospels in 
Japanese, two of which are in miniature edition. These were 
received in response to a request for an example of the minia- 
ture edition of the Gospels presented to the Mikado's troops 
in the Japan-Russian war. 

Brown, Allen A. Two hundred volumes for the Allen A. Brown 
collection of music. 

Brown, Dr. Francis H. One hundred and ninety-two volumes, 
chiefly reports. 

Bureau Internationale des Administrations Telegraphiques, Berne, 
Switzerland. Five maps, Carte g6nerale des grandes communi- 
cations telegraphiques du monde. 1901-1903. (Continuing 
a pre^dous gift of maps.) 

Channing, Miss Eva. One hundred and twenty volumes from the 
library of William Ellery Channing (some bearing his auto 



26 City Document No. 24. 

graph) , including the first edition of Wordsworth's ' ' Excursion," 
1814, Ferguson's Rome in 5 vohnnes, 1805, and Sermons by 
.Jonathan Mayhew, 1755. 

Clappison, Fred P. Four hundred and twenty-two vohmies, 
chiefly reports of mining companies, 99 circulars and 4 maps. 

Club of Odd Volumes. Christian Remick, an early Boston artist. 
A paper read at a meeting of the Club of Odd Volumes of Bos- 
ton, by Henry Winchester Cunningham, February 24, 1904. 
Boston. 1904. No. 63 of an edition of 100 copies. 

Coburn, Frederick W. Fifty-nine pages of bibliographical notes 
in manuscript, 54 periodicals and a number of newspaper 
clippings relating to Walt Whitman ; also 28 photographs of 
Whitman, for the Whitman collection. 

Coolidge, T. Jefferson (through Mr. J. H. Benton, Jr.). The 
autobiography of T. Jefferson Coolidge, drawn in great part 
from his diary and brought down to the year 1900. Boston. 
1902. Forty-eight copies only, privately printed. 

Curtis, Laurence. Fifty-eight volumes, including a folio illus- 
trated edition of Ooethe's Faust, some Spanish books and 7 
photographs. 

Dalton, Charles H. Ninety-one volumes. 

Davis, Mrs. Simon. Sixty-four volumes (school and text-books). 

Dean and Son, Messrs., London (through Little, Brown and Co.). 
Debrett's Peerage, baronetage, knightage, and companionage. 
London. 1903. 

Escuela Nacioual de Comercio de la capital, Buenos Aires. 
Forty-one volumes, including : — Alberdi, J. B. Escritos 
postumos. Buenos Aires, 1897-1901. 11 vols., and Bett- 
freund, CArlos. Flora Argentind. Buenos Aires (1898-1901). 
3 vols. 

Fay, Eugene F. Three hundred and seventeen volumes, chiefly 
reports, 113 periodicals, 33 maps and one portrait. 

Foote, Rev. Henry Wilder, Estate of, through Rev. Henry W. 
Foote. !Six hundred and ten volumes and 82 periodicals. 

Fowler, Frank W. One hundred and fifty- four volumes, includ- 
ing the 11th Census, 171 periodicals, and 1 map. 

Germany. Patent Office. Four volumes and 9,908 numbers of the 
Paten tschri f ten . 

Great Britain. Patent Oflice. Three hundred and twenty-one 
volumes, publications of the office. 

Green, Dr. Samuel A. Thirty-five volumes, 210 numbers, and 
two newspapers. 

Guiney, Miss Louise Imogen. Thirty-eight volumes and 23 
numbers. 

Hale, Thomas W. The second volume of The Examiners, Lon- 
don, 1714, containing autographs of Addington Davenport 
(the first rector of Trinity Church, Boston, 1740), James 
Dwyer and Peter Faneuil. 

Higginson, Thomas Wentworth. Seventy-five volumes for the 
Galatea Collection and 4 manuscript letters of John Brown. 



Library Department. 27 

Hitchcock, Professor Edward. One hundred and forty-one vol- 
umes (relating to Amherst College). 

Hughes, Mrs. AV. H, Naushon, through Mr. Henry Greenleaf 
Pearson. Thirty-two broadsides of the New England Loyal 
Society Publications, from the collection of the late Mr. John 
M. Forbes. 

Huntington, Archer M. Eighteen volumes, edited by Mr. Hunt- 
ington, reprints in fac-simile of rare Spanish works in his 
library. They include the Cid, in black-letter. Toledo, 1526; 
two volumes of Romancero general. Alio 1600, Madrid; 
Primera parte de la Angelica de Lvys Barahona de Soto . . . 
Granada . . . 1586; also Initials and miniatures of the 
IXth, Xth, and Xlth Centuries, from the Mozarabic manu- 
scripts of Santo Domingo de Silos, in the British Museum. 
With introduction by Archer M. Huntington, New York (De 
Vinne Press). 1904. Forty-seven colored plates. F°. 

Jeffries, Dr. B. Joy. One hundred and thirty-two volumes and 
12 maps. 

Lodge, Hon. Henry Cabot. Fourteen volumes, including The 
life and morals of Jesus of Nazareth. Extracted textually 
from the Gospels in Greek, Latin, French and English. With 
an introduction (by Cyrus Adler). Washington. 1904. A 
fac-simile reprint of the Jefferson Bible. 

Loubat, Le Due de, Paris. Three volumes: (1) Codex Borgia. 
Eine altmexikaniscbe Bilderschrift der Bibliothek der Congre- 
gatio de Propaganda Fide. Herausgegeben auf Kosten seiner 
Excellenz des Herzogs von Loubat. Erliiutert von Dr. Eduard 
Seler. Band 1. Berlin. 190L Illus. Plates. F°. (2) 
Codex Magliabecchiano XIII. 3. Manuscrit mexicain post- 
colombien de la Biblioth^que nationale de Florence, reproduit 
en photochromographie aux frais du Due de Loubat. Rome. 
1904. Illus. 16, obi. (3) Seler, Eduard. Gesammelte 
Abhandlungen zur Amerikanischen Sprach-und Alterthums- 
kunde. Band 2. Berlin. 1904. 

Lowell, Estate of Mrs. Lvicy B., through Miss Lucy Lowell. 
Five hundred and forty-seven volumes (comprising two gifts) 
of French, German, Italian, Greek and Latin literature. 

Methodist Historical Society. Four hundred and eighty-seven 
volumes, chiefly reports. 

Morgan, J. Pierpont. (1) Catalogue of a collection of books 
formed by James Toovey, principally from the library of the 
Earl of Gosford. The property of J. Pierpont Morgan, N. Y. 
1901. L. 8°. (2) Catalogue of (his) collection of Chinese 
porcelains. (With an introduction by W. M. L., New York.) 
Privately printed, 1904, 8°. Both these volumes in full 
morocco binding. 

Perry, Miss Josephine D. Forty-four volumes (fiction for 
Deposit use) . 

Prime, Miss Cornelia. Prune, Temple. Notes relative to cer- 
tain matters connected with French History. New York. 



28 



City Document No. 24. 



1903. Two volumes. Portraits. Plate. Coats of Arms. 8°. 

No. 47 of an edition of 63 copies. A genealogy of the Honse 

of Bourbon and its branches. 
Rijks-Universiteit te Utrecht. Forty- four volumes (disserta- 
tions). 
Rogers, Miss Harriet B. Forty-live volumes, chiefly school 

books. 
St. Botolph Club. One hundred and ninety-eight volumes. 
Seaver, Rev. Nathaniel, Jr. One hundred and ninety-four 

volumes and 2 photographs. 
Sprague, Charles. Seventy-one volumes. 
Stone and Webster, Messrs. Eleven bound volumes of 

periodicals. 
Taylor, Lucien E. One hundred and twenty-three volumes, 51 

numbers and 1 map. 
University of Chicago. Twenty-five volumes of their Decennial 

Publications (as far as issued). 
Webster, Henry S. Sixty-three volumes. 
Wheelock, Harvey L. Three hundred and eighty-one volumes, 

including a set of Thackeray's Writings in 24 volumes ; 

Scribner's Magazine, 8 volumes; St. Nicholas, 15 volumes (all 

in good binding). 
Whorf, Edward H, Fourteen volumes, including several 

almanacs of early date. 
Xavier Free Publication Society for the Blind. Twenty-six 

volumes in raised type. 

The Catalogue Department. 

From the report of Mr, Edward B. Hunt, Chief of the 
Catalogue and Shelf Departments, are compiled the follow- 
ing statistics of the work of the department : 



Vols, and 
parts. 



Titles. 



Vols, and 
parts. 



Titles. 



Catalogued (new) : 

Bates Hall (Central Library Cata 
logue) 

Serials 

Branches 

Recatalogued 



21,619 
4,fil4 
12,773 
16,306 



15,488 



11,418 
10,457 



24,102 
5,604 
11,666 
12,859 



15,483 



10,525 
7,954 



55,312 



37,363 



54,231 



33,962 



CARDS FINISHED AND FILED. 

The number of cards added to the Central Library cata- 
logue during the year is 264,708. Besides these 26,051 
catalogue cards were sent to the branches and 4,668 filed in the 



Library Dei^artment. 



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Co-operative Index to scientific periodicals kept in Bates 
Hall. The foregoing figures show a very large increase in 
the yearly number of cards placed in the Central library, the 
total for the year 1903-04 being only 238,946. The increase 
is mainly due to the reprinting of numerous cards which had 
become defaced or torn through excessive use. The proof- 
reading and editing upon this reprinting were done by the 
Chief of the Catalogue Department outside the regular work- 
ing hours. In connection with the card replacement indi- 
cated, it was possible to eliminate dead cards and those 
carrying imperfect titles, and thus, at comparatively slight 
expense, materially improve the condition of the catalogue 
as a whole. 

Substitution of a method of printing the subject and title 
headings on the cards for the written entries, formerly put 
upon them in the Catalogue Department, has made it possi- 
ble to utilize in other important directions the assistants 
whose time was devoted to this work. Preparations are 
making for recopying the shelf lists, and preliminary work 
has begun upon the catalogue of the Allen A. Brown musical 
collection, which it is intended to issue in print, but which 
has long been deferred. 

SHELF DIVISION. 

Mr. William G. T. Roffe, officer in charge, has prepared 
the usual statistics of the Shelf Department, which will be 
found in Appendix IV. 

The net increase of the Central Library for the year was 
9,322 volumes, the total number of volumes, January 31, 
1905, being 678,949. The total number in the Central 
Library and branches was 871,050. 

Publications. 
The publications of the Library for the year are sum- 
marized in the following statement submitted by Mr. Lindsay 
Swift, Editor: 



Publications. 


Date of Issue. 


Pages. 


Edition. 


Price. 


Monthly Bulletin* 


First of each month . . 
January 1 190.T 


.504 
240 
131 

15 


5,000 
4,000 
5,000 

500 


Free. 
5 cents. 
5 cents. 

Free 


Books for boys and girls (list) . . . 

Selected Works on Economics 

list prepared by Prof. Rand) . . 


November 1, 1904 . 

March, 1904 







* The edition of the Bulletin from June to September inclusive was 4,000 each 
month. 
t Including an edition of 100 copies on special paper. 



30 City Document No. 24. 

Mr. Swift has also prepared the following textual sum- 
mary : 

In addition to the usual current matter, which consists of 
titles of newly-added books and items of Library news, there 
have appeared in the Monthly Bulletins the following lists, 
etc. : 

Economics. Selected Works in the English Language. Compiled 
by Benjamin Rand, Ph.D. March, ] 904. 

List of Works relating to the late J. A. McN. Whistler. ]\Iarch, 
1904. 

Programme of Lowell Institute Lectures. Mai'ch, April, Octo- 
ber, November, December, 1904; January, February, 1905. 

Special Notes of Books for Summer Reading. Extension of 
limit of loaning time. June, 1904. 

A List of Regimental Histories and Official Records of the Indi- 
vidual States in the Civil War in this Library. August, 1904. 

Fine Arts Department. Programme of Exhibitions at the Cen- 
tral Library, Branches and Reading Rooms, 1904-05. Novem- 
ber, 1904.' 

Free Public Illustrated Lectures to be given in the Lecture Hall 
on Thursday evenings, October, 1904; April, 1905. Pro- 
gramme. November, 1904 ; February, 1905. 

List of Books and Magazine Articles on American Engraving, 
Etching and Lithography. December, 1904. 

The lists published during the year illustrative of the 
topics of lectures delivered before the Lowell Institute and 
in each case prepared by the lecturers are : 

The Apostolic Age in the Light of Modern Criticism. By James 
Hardy Ropes, Bussey Professor of New Testament Criticism in 
Harvard University. March, 1904. 

Coloi'ation in Amphibia and Reptilia. By Dr. Hans Gadow, 
F.R.S., Lecturer in Zoology in the University of Cambridge, 
England. April, 1904. 

Judaism at the Beginning of the Christian era. By George F. 
Moore, D.D., LL.D., Professor in Harvard University. Feb- 
ruary, 1905. 

The Bindery. 

The work in the Bindery Department for the year covers 
36,936 volumes bound, 3,032 volumes repaired, 735 volumes 
guarded, 1,110 maps mounted on cloth, 5,070 photographs 
mounted, and the usual miscellaneous work, such as the 
making of blocks, boxes, temporary covers, pamphlet cases, 
pouches, pads, and portfolios ; the mounting of cards, the 
covering of desks, etc. The number of Library publications 



Library Department. 



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folded, stitched, and trimmed only is 63,20-1, and 9,489 have 
been folded, stitched, trimmed, and furnished with covers. 

The Printing Department. 

Mr. Francis Watts Lee, Chief of the Printing Department, 
has prepared the following statement covering the work per- 
formed in 1904-05 in comparison with the preceding year: 



Requisitions on hand February 1 
Requlsitious received during year 
Requisitions withdrawn . 
Requisitions on hand January 31 
Requisitions filled during year 
Card Catalogue (Central) : 

Titles (Printing Dept. count) 

Cards finished (excl. "extras") . 

Titles in type, but not printed 

Headings for Guide Cards set (about) 

Guide Cards printed . 
Card Catalogue (Branches) : 

Titles (Printing Dept. count) 

Cards (approximately) 
Call Shps 

Stationery and Blank Forms 
Signs .... 
Blank Books . 



The department has also put in type the publications of 
the year referred to in the report of the editor of Library 
Publications. 

Distribution of Documents and Supplies. 

Mr. George V. Mooney, in charge of the Stock Depart- 
ment, reports as follows : 

Number of Library publications distributed dm'ing the 
year, 78,214 ; number of blank forms distributed, 2,254,244, 
including 1,748,400 call slips. 



1903-04. 


1904-05. 


7 


4 


154 


206 




5 


4 


11 


157 


194 


41,925 


41,121 


. 238,946 


264,708 


6,250 


2,300 


28,000 


1,500 


20,000 


12,000 


528 


560 


26,000 


28,000 


. 2,167,500 


1,810,000 


. 465,628 


706,541 


298 


1,301 


3 


e 



Registration. 

On January 31, 1904, there were 70,138 borrowers' cards 
outstanding and available for use. This number had in- 
creased to 73,211 on January 31, 1905, a gain of 3,073. 
The needs of 86,856 persons were supplied during the 
year as against 81,881 during the previous year. It was 
found necessary to send for the cards of 1,340 borrowers (as- 



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against only 626 in the year 1903-04) on account of the 
prevalence of contagious diseases in their houses, and to 
retain the cards until the premises were disinfected by the 
Board of Health. The replaced cards on account of those 
lost, soiled, or filled during the year numbered 38,149, an 
increase of 8,811 as compared with the year 1903-04; and 
11,398 mail notice addresses were supplied by the Registra- 
tion Department as against 10,797 during the previous year. 
These figures graphically indicate the expansion of the work 
of the department. 

The usual tables prepared by Mr. John J. Keenan, Chief, 
showing in detail the statistics of registration, may be found 
in Appendix VI. 

The Issue Department of the Central Library. 

Miss Margaret D. McGuffey, Chief of the Issue Depart- 
ment of the Central Library since April 17, 1895, resigned 
December 31, 1904. Miss McGuffey was thoroughly de- 
voted to the interests of the Library and faithful in the per- 
formance of duty. She rendered efficient and painstaking 
service in the administration of this important department. 
The vacancy caused by her resignation was filled by the pro- 
motion of Mr. Frank C. Blaisdell, who has been connected 
with the Librarv in various departments of usefulness since 
1876. 

The statistics of circulation, and other items summarizing 
the work of the Department for the year, are derived from 
the report submitted by him. 

circulation. 
The circulation from the Central Library was as follows : 





Issue for Home Use, 
Central Library. 


Daily Issue Tlirough 
Branch Division. 


Total for 
Home Use. 


February 1904 


29,812 
32,130 
28,465 
22,950 
19,525 
16,901 
16,517 
19,3.54 
27,361 
29,014 
26,785 
30,833 


10,392 
11,285 
9,223 
7,947 
7,346 
5,950 
5,798 
6,,502 
7,928 
9,575 
10,069 
10,321 


40,204 
43,415 
37,688 




April, " 


May, " •-.• 


30,897 
26,871 


July, " 


22,851 




22,315 




25,856 


October, " 


35,289 
38,.589 
36,854 






41,154 






Totals 


299,647 


102,336 


401,983 





1904-05. 


1903-04. 


401,983 


405,510 


299,647 


304,972 


1,116 


1,129 


832 


841 



Library Department. 33 

These figures do not include the number of books which 
are sent to engine houses, institutions, and schools. The 
following statement exhibits the statistics of circulation for 
home use in each of the successive years : 

Home use, including Branch Department 
issue ....... 

Home use, not including Branch Depart- 
ment issue ..... 

Average daily circulation (home use), 
including Branch Department issue 

Average daily circulation (home use), not 
including Branch Department issue 

The largest daily circulation for home use, not including 
Branch Department issue, was upon Saturday, February 20, 
1904, twelve hours, 1,811. 

The circulation of English fiction, other than Juvenile, 
not including circulation through the Branch Department, 
for the year 1904-05 was 104,716 volumes as against 
107,382 volumes for the year 1903-04. . 

The Children's Rooms, Central Library. 

The operations of the Children's Department at the Cen- 
tral Library are shown in the report submitted by Miss 
Alice M. Jordan, Custodian, from which the following 
extracts are selected : 

ISSUE. 

The number of books issued to applicants in the room 
during the past year has been 54,398 as against 57,727 for 
the preceding year. The number of books issued through 
the branches from the Children's Department was 14,615. 
The causes which have operated for the last few years tend- 
ing to decrease direct circulation from the central room have 
been equally active in producing the same results in 1904. 
These causes may be assumed to be the increase of school 
deposits and the improved facilities for the accommodation 
of children at the branches. In spite of certain advantages 
accruing to the users of a large, specially planned library for 
children, proximity to home or school remains the determin- 
ing factor in a child's use of the library privileges. The 
decrease so noticeable in figures does not mean a lack of 
readers or a failure to accomplish its purpose on the part 
of the Children's Department. It is only in direct issue to 



34 City Document No. 24. 

borrowers that any falling off is apparent. Issue through 
the Branch Department steadily increases. 

CO-OPERATION WITH SCHOOLS. 

For the fourth year instruction on the use of the Library- 
was given classes from the public schools. The substance 
of this instruction did not materially differ from that given 
in previous years. Growth in this direction is unquestion- 
able, though slow, and not easily reducible to figures. 
Twenty-one classes from eleven schools was the record of 
1904 as against a larger number of classes from fewer 
schools the year before. A visit from a new school involves 
first a visit to it and often afterward a reminder in letter 
form of the Library's offer to give instruction. More 
schools were visited than in any year hitherto. While the 
appreciation of children and teachers thus coming to the 
Library has been cordial, it is to be regretted that some of 
the schools nearest at hand are least ready to accept this 
service. On the other hand, one school has come from South 
Boston and two from Roxbury for the lesson. The Normal 
School has also been addressed as in the past, and some work 
was (lone with high schools as well as the grammar grades. 

REFERENCE WORK. 

The repeated visits in successive years of certain teachers 
with their classes create a pleasant relation with these 
schools, and has led to a development of the reference work 
done for them. As an aid to such work an index is kept of 
the reference questions most difficult to answer and most 
likely of repetition. For this purpose books containing 
these subjects are analyzed, and thus made available without 
loss of time. An index of this kind can never be com- 
pleted, but becomes more helpful as references accumulate. 
Continued use of the reference room by teachers and those 
studying to become teachers is noted. The text-book collec- 
tion is also valuable to college students as well as those in 
elementary schools. 

FINDING LIST. 

Chief among the year's accomplishments was the publica- 
tion of the List of Books for Boys and Girls. Its preparation 
had extended over several years. The satisfactory conclusion 
was welcomed by those wlio use the Library through its 
various agencies as well as in the Children's Department. 



Library Department. 35 

While this comprehensive finding list fills the place for which 
it was intended, it is still too large to be as helpful to those 
unfamiliar with children's books as a selected list might be. 
Many personal requests are made for aid in choosing books 
for Sunday-school libraries and small collections, as well as 
advice for individuals. So far as possible this aid is given. 
It is mentioned here as being one of the regular functions 
of this department, presupposing a special knowledge of 
children's books and their relative value. 

CLASSIFICATION. 

Immediately after the publication of the finding list the 
subject of a definite classification of books received attention. 
It has been found difficult to keep books bearing stack 
numbers from returning to the stack. Consequently all non- 
fiction belonging in the Children's Room is now given a 
distinctive label and a definite location number, differing in 
important respects from any other scheme used in this 
Library. This new notation is destined to give juvenile 
books the characteristics of a special collection, but owing 
to the recently published list it is manifestly impossible at 
present to apply it to books appearing therein, but only to 
new books and to replacements. A gradual change will, 
however, be accompanied by fewer complications than a 
sweeping one would be. 

ROUTINE DETAILS. 

With the expansion of the activities of the Children's 
Department the loutine work increases. The care of a collec- 
tion of books approaching the size of a small branch library 
is in itself considerable. In repairing alone no small amount 
of time is employed, 7,000 books having been mended in the 
room during the year. Details, heretofore performed in other 
parts of the Library are now accomplished by the attendants 
here. While new books are prepared for circulation else- 
where those returned from the Bindery are plated and labelled 
in the Children's Room. The care of its catalogue, filing of 
cards, corrections, etc., also belong to the department, and 
with the adoption of the new notation previously referred to 
the assigning of numbers was assumed. During the past 
year a new shelf list has been completed. 

BULLETINS. 

Preparation of picture bulletins has received but sparing 
consideration in the past year, though the bulletin board was 



36 City Document No. 24. 

kept supplied with exhibits of various kinds. To a partial 
extent the pictures for it are loaned by the Fine Arts Depart- 
ment, and the mounts prepared in the room are borrowed by 
branches or reading rooms. During the spring and summer 
a large map showing the movements of the Russian and 
Japanese armies was displayed, and was observed with great 
attention by adults and children. 

Bates Hall. 

In order to concentrate the immediate administration of 
Bates Hall, Mr. Oscar A. Bierstadt was given entire charge 
upon the transfer of Mr. Blaisdell from the Centre Desk to 
the Issue Department, Mr. Pierce E. Buckley passing from 
the desk in the Catalogue Room, Bates Hall, to the Centre 
Desk, and Mr. Walter G. Forsyth moving from the Fine 
Arts Department to the place formerly occupied by Mr. 
Buckley. 

From Mr. Bierstadt's report the following details are 
extracted : 

The attendance in Bates Hall reached the maximum of 
386 readers at 5 P.M. on January 8, 1905. During the year 
10,825 monthly bulletins were gratuitously distributed at 
the desks. 

No books owned by the Library are in such incessant 
use as the Bates Hall reference collection. During the year 
635 volumes have become so worn as to require rebinding. 
In effect, every visitor to this reading room has under his 
hands a large library, sufficient in itself to answer the queries 
of most seekers after information. Many readers find here 
all that they want without going to the catalogue or calling 
for books from the stacks. New books of reference are 
needed immediately upon their publication. 

Figures are not attainable to show the work done in Bates 
Hall. It lives in the satisfaction of the readers with the 
courteous reception given them and in the increase of their 
stoi-e of knowledge. A great circulating library must have 
many duplicates of popular books, but a plea may be allowed 
for a larger supply of scholarly works. The most abstruse 
treatises, books in obscure languages and dialects, works of 
only local importance, and everything printed, will, sooner or 
later, find interested readers. 

The Special Libraries. 

The departments grouped under the head of Special Libra- 
ries, located on the floor above Bates Hall, are among the 



Library Department. 37 

most important in the Central Library. Mr. Otto Fleiscliner, 
Assistant Librarian, continues as Chief of Special Libraries, 
and to strengthen the staff Mr. Frank De W. Washburn, 
formerly of the library of the Architectural Department of 
Harvard College, received an appointment her-e on August 1, 
1904, and is in immediate custodianship of Fine Arts, suc- 
ceeding Mr. Walter Rowlands, who had filled a temporary 
engagement since October, 1903. In order to promote the 
highest usefulness of this collection, and to render it attrac- 
tive to a constantly increasing number of scholarly patrons, 
particularly architects and students of design, personal atten- 
tion is given here, as in Bates Hall, to all readers needing 
assistance, especially to those who are uncertain as to the 
best source of information. 

The following statements are taken from the departmental 
report : 

CATALOGUE. 

The combined shelf and accession list card catalogue 
of both photographs and process pictures has now been 
completed. 

The catalogue of photographs and book illustration by 
artists has been kept up to date. The catalogue by subjects 
has been made as far as the letter M. 

The entering in the general Fine Arts catalogue of the 
printed catalogue of architecture has not yet been completed, 
though the work of transferring it has progressed and is at 
present going on. We shall probably be able to complete 
the work in about three months. 

The plan of co-operation with the Periodical Room for 
recording articles of value in the magazines has proved 
successful. The magazines on this floor are first examined 
here and articles of interest selected. The cards are made 
out by the custodian of the Periodical Room, who also records 
articles from other magazines for the Fine Arts catalogue. 
The music magazines are cared for by the attendant in the 
Allen A. Brown Music Room. 

USE OF COLLECTIONS. 

During the year, 16,136 books were issued for home use 
by the Fine Arts Department. No record has been kept of 
the number of hall use slips for the year, which would neces- 
sarily be an imperfect record of the use of books in this 
department. During the year books have been reserved for 
classes and for peisons doing special work, and special tables 
have been assigned to the Massachusetts Normal Art School, 



38 City Document No. 24. 

Museum of Fine Arts, and Simmons College. No record 
has been kept of the use of photographs. 

EXHIBITIONS. 

The following exhibitions have been given at the Central 
Library : 

February 10-19. The Period of the Cctisars. In connection 
with a lecture under the auspices of the Boston Architectural 
Club. 

February 19-March 5. Architecture of the Middle Ages in Italy. 
In connection with a lecture under the auspices of the Boston 
Architectural Club. 

February, 20-March 5. Whistler. 

March 5-12. Civic Buildings of the Middle Ages. In connec- 
tion with a lecture on that subject. 

March 12-April 1. Recent Syrian Excavations. In connection 
with a lecture under the auspices of the Boston Arcliitectural 
Club. 

April 1. Easter. 

April 2-12. Royal Buildings of the Renaissance. In connection 
with a lecture on that subject. 

April 12-18. The Gothic Ascendency. In connection with a 
lecture under the auspices of the Boston Architectural Club. 

April 18-21. Italian Renaissance. In connection with a lecture 
under the auspices of the Boston Architectural Club. 

April 21-30. Architectural Refinement in French Gothic Cathe- 
drals. In connection with a lecture under the auspices of the 
Boston Architectural Club. 

April 30-May 9. English and American Gardens. In connec- 
tion with a lecture on that subject. 

May 9-28. French Renaissance. In connection with a lecture 
under the auspices of the Boston Architectural Club. 

May 28-June 30. Modern English Painting. 

June 30-July 30. California and Colorado. 

July. George Frederick AYatts. Observance of the Death of 
the Artist. 

August 2-September 1. Pictures of the Civil War, including a 
series of sketches of incidents in the war by Frank Vizetelly, 
and a collection of photographs of battle-fields, regiments and 
officers. In connection with the G. A. R. convention held in 
Boston. 

September 1-October 1. The Wallace Collection. 

October 1-17. Cathedrals and Abbeys of Great Britain. In 
connection with the Episcopal convention and the visit of the 
Archbishop of Canterbury to Boston. 

October 17-November 1. Views of the Far Eastern Tropics. 
Exhibition of a collection of photographs of Burmah, India, and 
Japan, loaned l)y Mr. Alleyne Ireland. 



Library Department. 39 

November 1-14. Recent American Painting. A collection of 
recent accessions. 

November 14-28. Ancient Rome. In connection with a lecture 
on The Palaces of Ancient Rome, under the auspices of the 
Boston Architectural Club. 

November 28-December 5. Illuminated Manuscripts. In con- 
nection with a lecture on Type display in modern printing. 

December 5-12. Early Renaissance of Italy. In connection 
with a lecture on that subject. 

December 12-January 2. Specimens of Printing. In connec- 
tion with a lecture on Typographical Evolution. 

January 2-9. Brick Architecture of North Italy. In connection 
with a lecture under the ausp'ces of the Boston Architectural 
Club. 

January 9-16. Spanish Renaissance Architecture. In connec- 
tion with a lecture on that subject. 

January 16-30. The illustration of books. A collection of 
original paintings and drawings and of reproductions loaned 
by several Boston publishers, including a set of fourteen large 
oil paintings by Frank O. Small for illustration in " Stepping 
Stones in American History," published by W. A. Wilde Com- 
pany. The exhibition was held in connection with a lecture 
on "The Making of Books" and "Symbolism of Form and 
Color." Besides these exhibitions, the department has 
arranged a series of exhibitions at the branches, supplying 
the matei'ial therefor from the Central. 

LECTURES. 

February 5, 1904. "Period of the Ciesars." By H. Langford 

Warren. Illustrated by the stereopticon. Under the auspices 

of the Boston Architectural Club. 
February 25. Architecture of the Middle Ages in Italy. By 

Charles A Cummings. Illustrated. Under the auspices of 

the Boston Architectural Club. 
March 10. Civic Buildings of the Middle Ages. By Harry J. 

Carlson. Illustrated. 
March 17. Recent Syrian Excavations. Howard Crosby Butler. 

Illustrated. Under the auspices of the Boston Architectural 

Club. 
March 31. Beginnings of Gothic. By William R. Ware. Illus- 
trated. Under the auspices of the Boston Architectural Club. 
April 7. Royal buildings of the Renaissance. By J. Randolph 

Coolidge, Jr. Illustrated. 
April 12. Excavations at Corinth. A. S. Coole}'. Illustrated. 
April 14. The Gothic Ascendeucy. By Ralph Adams Cram. 

Illustrated. Under the auspices of the Boston Architectural 

Club. 
April 21. Architectural refinement in French Gothic cathedrals. 

By W. H. Goodyear. Ulustrate^L Under the auspices of the 

Boston Architectural Club. 



40 . City Document No. 24. 

April 28. The Italian Renaissance. By W. P. P. Longfellow. 
Illustrated. Under the auspices of the Boston Architectural 
Club. 

May 5. English and American gardens. By Thomas A. Fox. 
Illustrated. 

May 12. The French Renaissance. By D. Despi-adelle. Illus- 
trated. Under the auspices of the Boston Architectural Club. 

May 26. The modern initiative. By Robert D. Andrews. 
Under the auspices of the Boston Architectural Club. 

October 27. Athens. By Arthur Stoddard Cooley. Illustrated. 

November 3. Central and Northern Greece. By Arthur Stod- 
dard Cooley. Illustrated. 

November 10. The Peloponnesos. By Arthur Stoddard Cooley. 
Illustrated. 

November 17. The palaces of ancient Rome. By E. B. Homer. 
Illustrated. Under the auspices of the Boston Architectural 
Club. 

December 1 . Type display in modern printing. By Will Brad- 
ley. Illustrated. Public Library course on the History and 
Art of printing. 

December 8. Early Renaissance of Italy. By C. Howard 
Walker. Boston Architectural Club. Illustrated. 

December 15. Typographical evolution. By William Dana 
Orcutt. 

January 5, 1905. Brick architecture of Northern Italy. By 
Walter H. Kilham. Under the auspices of the Boston Archi- 
tectural Club. Illustrated. 

January 12. Spanish Renaissance. By Louis C. Newhall. 
Under the auspices of the Boston Architectural Club. Illus- 
trated. 

January 19. The making of books. By J. Horace McFarland. 
Illustrated. 

January 26. Symbolism of form and color. By Henry Turner 
Bailey. 

CIRCULATION OF PICTURES. 

There have been 256 portfolios of half-tone reproductions 
of photographs circulated during the year, of which 173 
were loaned to the public schools, 30 to private schools, 26 
to clubs, 15 to private classes, and the remaining 12 to 
various borrowers, principally newspapers and publishers. 

The Barton-Ticknor Room. 

The number of books issued for hall use from the Barton- 
Ticknor collection was 11,499; the number of maps, 966; 
and the number of books from the stacks drawn for use in 
the Barton-Ticknor reading room, 7,307. Tables with books 
are constantly reserved in this reading room for patrons who are 



Library Department. 41 

making more extended research than is usual in Bates Hall, and 
tlie enlarged use of stack books here, pointed out in the report 
for 1903-04, continues. A semi-weekly record of reserves 
shows the following: Smallest number reserved (January 28, 
1905), 7; largest number (March 16, 1904), 247; average 
number reserved, 105. I am convinced that the opportunity 
offered here for quiet and continued work on the part of those 
who are engaged in serious literary research needs only to be 
more generally known to be still more widely used. 

Allen A. Brown Library. 

Of the volumes added to this collection, 446 in number, 
199 were received from Mr. Brown and 147 from other 
sources. Other statistics are as follows : 

Headings written on packages of cards . . . . 397 

Cards filed . . . ^ 15,200 

Cards written (included in cards filed) .... 3,000 

Titles catalogued ........ 253 

Volumes supplied with indexes ..... 3 

The printing of the accumulated catalogue cards has been 
completed, and cards for new additions are added as fast as 
the books are catalogued. The cards of the index to the 
periodicals have been thrown in with the larger catalogue in 
order that all references to material on a given subject may 
be found in one place. In order to make the catalogue in 
the Music Room a complete list of works on music in the 
Library, a minute examination of the Fine Arts catalogue 
has been begun. 

The additions for the year have been chiefly works of 
modern composers ; among them may be named Debussy's 
Pelleas et M^lisande, the second symphony of Vincent 
d'Lidy, the sixth and ninth symphonies of Bruckner and his 
Te Deum, and Elgar's " In the South " overture. Of the 
older works, some of the eighteenth century English com- 
posers have been added — Arne's "Lyric hainiony" and 
" Thomas and Sally " — and some interesting collections of 
national songs — " Cambrian harmony, a collection of Welch 
airs," and " A select collection of original Scottish airs " in 
five volumes, printed in London. 

Department of Documents and Statistics. 

The report of Mr. James L. Whitney, the chief, indicates 
a decided increase in the use of the special facilities afforded 
by this department since the room occupied by it was 



42 City Document No. 24. 

enlarged and the collection put in order. He summarizes cer- 
tain features of iiis work and refers to the present condition 
of the collection as follows : 

Two measures have been adopted to place the publications 
of the governments of the United States and Great Britain 
with more promptness before the readers at this library : 1. 
Material of especial interest in the documents of the United 
States Congress, and national and state departments, is in- 
dexed on its receipt, and cards are placed in the catalogue. 
The indexes published by the government are thus antici- 
pated, to a certain extent, by some months. 2. Copies of 
many of the British Parliamentary documents are sent to 
this Jjibrary, in advance of their appearance in bound vol- 
umes. By these two measures much current legislation is 
placed within reach before it has lost its interest. 

During the year, 855 volumes have been added as new 
accessions or by transfer from other departments of the 
Library. The gifts through the American Statistical Asso- 
ciation (whose library, placed in our custody, formed a part 
of the original collection) numbered 669 volumes and about 
2,000 parts. The entire collection, exclusive of the regular 
series of the Congressional documents of the United States 
and the Parliamentary documents of Great Britain, now 
numbers 11,605 volumes. 

Manuscripts. 

In his capacity as Custodian of manuscripts, Mr. Whitney 
has presented the following statement : 

From the estate of Charles W. Folsom, through Mrs. 
Norton Folsom, the Library has received the manuscripts of 
the late Charles W. Folsom. 

As a scholar of eminence, the Librarian of Harvard Col- 
lege and the Boston Athenpeum, Mr. Folsom's advice was 
widely sought by students, while, as the literary director of 
the University Press, he was in correspondence with many 
distinguished writers, the issue of whose publications was 
under iiis charge. Letters and papers from the following 
persons are included in this collection : Charles Francis 
Adams (10 letters) ; William Cullen Bryant (26) ; William 
EUery Channing (11) ; Richard H. Dana, jr. (19) ; Samuel 
A. Eliot (14); George B. Emerson (18); Edward Everett 
(77) ; Charles Follen (10) ; Francis W. P. Greenwood (11); 
Oliver Wendell Holmes (17) ; John T. Kirkland (54) ; George 
Livermore (28) ; Henry W. Longfellow (32) ; Andrews 
Norton (13) ; John G. Palfrey (56) ; William H. Piescott 



LiBRAEY Department. 43 

(98) ; JosiahQuincy (77) ; Evaiigelinus A. Sophocles (10) ; 
Jarecl Sparks (54) ; Joseph Story (10) ; Charles Sumner 
(29); George Ticknor (47); James Walker (34); John 
Ware and Henry Ware, jr. (51) ; Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse 
(17); William Willis (17); Theodore D. Woolsey (10). 
There are also communications, fewer in number, from John 
Quincy Adams, George Bancroft, Edward T. Channing, 
Caleb Cushing, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Dr. Samuel G. Howe, 
Cliarles C. Jewett, Francis Lieber, George P. Marsh, Robert 
Treat Paine, Theophilus Parsons, John Pierpont, Edward 
Robinson, Moses Stuart, William Sullivan, Daniel Webster, 
and others. These papers give some idea of the literary 
activity of New England at the time. * 

The Library's collection of the manuscripts of Margaret 
Fuller has been increased by a large number of letters and 
papers, originals or copies, written by Margaret Fuller or by 
friends concerning her. These papers were the gift of the 
Rev. William H. Channing, one of her biographers, to Thomas 
Wentworth Higginson and Margaret Fuller Loring, by whom 
they were given to this Library. 

The original draft of the farewell Letter of Theodore Par- 
ker to the Twenty-Eighth Congregational Society of Boston 
has been received by gift from Mr. F. B. Sanborn. 

The following earHer documents have an historical interest : 
The resignation by Thomas Oliver, Lieutenant-Governor of 
Massachusetts, of his seat at the Council Board. This is 
•dated Cambridge, Sept. 2, 1774, and ends: "My House at 
Cambridge being surrounded by about Four Thousand Peo- 
ple, in Compliance with their Commands I sign my name 
Thomas Oliver." Also, eleven business documents relating 
to the Boston Pier, or Long Wharf Corporation of Boston, 
from 1713 to 1739. These were the gift of Mr. Charles P. 
Greenough. To these may be added a Letter from John 
Adams, Philadelphia, May 28th, 1798, To the Inhabitants 
of the Town of Wells in the state of Massachusetts, in reply 
to an address of the town to the President and Congress, also 
Fifty-three manuscripts, originals or copies, of official docu- 
ments of the government of the Confedei-ate States. 

The work of mounting, cataloguing and binding the manu- 
script collection of the Library has made considerable prog- 
ress during the year. 

* " At this time nearly all the text-books used in the college were printed here. Mr. 
Folsom became known as the ' Harvard Aldus,' and during his proprietorship books 
were printed in Hebrew, Greek, Latin, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. " — The 
Cambridge of Eighteen hundred and ninety-six. 



u 



City Document No. 24. 



The Branch System. 

The report of Mr. Langdon L. Ward, the Supervisor of 
Branches and Stations, gives a comprehensive summary of 
the operation of the Branch system for tlie year, and from 
this report are taken the following extracts, which cover the 
principal points of interest : 

CIRCULATION. 

The total circulation of the branches, 768,329 volumes, 
shows a gain of three and four-tenths per cent, over the year 
before. All the branches except Jamaica Plain and South 
Boston have gained, and the Ipss at the former is insignificant. 
Last year all the branches but three showed a loss. The 
classified circulation of the branches (except Charlestown) 
for two years is as follows : 



DIRECT HOME USE ONLY. 





1904-05. 


1903-04. 




Vols. 


Per 

cent. 


Vols. 


Per 
cent. 


Fiction for Adults 

Non-fiction foi' Adults 

Juvenile fiction 


242,292 

123,241 

208,676 

84,000 


36.8 
18.8 
31.7 
12.7 


238,667 

126,318 

194,904 

86,219 


36.9 
19.6 
30.2 




13.3 







The average percentage of fiction is 68^^-^, as against 67Jq- 
in 1903. The gain has been chiefly in juvenile fiction, 
though the substantial gain in adult fiction is noticeable. 
The supply of juvenile fiction has been good, and the fact 
that the books sent to the schools are largely non-fiction 'may 
explain a smaller demand for juvenile non-fiction at the 
branches. It is again to be noted that while we gain in juve- 
nile reading at the branches we lose in the same class in the 
daily issue from the Central Library, as the figures given 
later show. 



DEPOSIT WORK. 



The places which have been supplied with deposits by the 
branches are ninety-seven in number, as against eighty-one 
last year. Sixty-two schools are regularly supplied, as against 
fifty-seven in 1903, and to these schools 14,713 volumes were 



LiBEARy Department. 45 

sent, as against 11,509 volumes in 1903. Two hundred and 
sixty-six teachers were supplied. The total number of 
deposits sent from the branches is 18,790 volumes, an 
increase of 3,603 volumes over last year. To enable the 
branches to do this work additional copies of many books 
have been necessary. Yet the total of new books is less than 
that of the year before. 

PICTURES. 

The branches have lent directly to the reading rooms, 
schools, and clubs 1,250 pictures this year. They are for 
the most part to be classed under natural history, geography, 
and history, and they help to teach these things as well as to 
attract children to the Library. The lending between the 
branches and the reading rooms has been systematic for a 
year past. In most of the branches this picture work is of 
recent development, but all now have collections, ail are 
enlarging them, all have displays of their own, even when 
they do not lend extensively. 

The work is differq^t in kind from that of the Fine Arts 
Department of the Central Library, and intended to be sup- 
plementary to it. The complete set of birds and nature 
pictures, containing over 600 plates, has been recently pur- 
chased for each branch and will prove of the greatest use. 

Several picture bulletins from the Children's Rooms of the 
Central Library have been loaned to the reading rooms. 

BOOKS. 

The branches have had only 5,799 volumes of new books, 
as against 6,007 in 1903. The replacements are 3,775 vol- 
umes, as against 3,513 in 1903. Many of the new books are 
additional copies. The purchase, last April, of a large quan- 
tity of the Lang fairy books has put us in a position to supply 
more satisfactoril}' a legitimate and steady demand. A few 
simple French books have been placed in the branches. 
These are chiefly to meet the wants of Americans who are 
learning French or studying French literature. 

A considerable number of books on applied science has 
been added this year. The new International Encyclopsedia 
has been bought for all the branches. In connection with 
the preparation of the list for boys and girls, many desira- 
ble books by Catholic authors were added. 



4(3 City Document No. 24. 



EXPENDITURES. 

The expense of the branches this year has been -160,649.37 
as against $59,746.30 in 1903. Books have cost nearly 
'11,300 less, fuel about $1,400 less and repairs about 
$^900 le&s. On the. other hand, the amount spent for rent 
has been about $1,300 greater, for furniture $1,100 
greater, for salaries about $400, and for light about 
$400 greater. The establishment of the South End Branch 
in its new quarters accounts for most of these inci'eases. 
Had it not been for the necessary expense of that enlarge- 
ment, the branches would have cost much less than in 1903. 

MISCELLANEOUS ACTIVITIES. 

The figures of the Sun(hiy opening for the three months, 
February to April, show more losses than gains. In those 
for the past three months, the attendance and circulation ai-e 
less in most cases, but the percentage of adults higher. This 
would naturally follow from the exclusion of all children 
under twelve years of age, on Sunday, a measure which went 
into force last winter. At the same time these children were 
excluded after 7 P.M. on week-days. The custodians all 
agree that the results of these restrictions have been good. 
The South End Branch was opened on Sunday this winter 
for the first time. It has had a large attendance and a satis- 
factory issue of books. 

The branches were closed last summer at 6 P.M. ; on Sat- 
urdays at 9 P.M., during July and August. This period 
was short and clearly defined, and the hours proved satisfac- 
tory. Yet it might be better to extend the early closing to 
June for some of the branches, and to keep others, in city 
districts, open during a part of the evening through July and 
August. 

The matter of order at the branches and stations has 
received special attention this year, and a comprehensive 
circular of instructions on discipline sent to the custodians. 

In addition to the usual lectures and talks to children at 
the Brighton Branch, there has been a story hour, conducted 
by pupils of the Normal School, in which the children have 
been gieatly interested. 

SCHOOLS. 

The work with schools was never more satisfactory. 
Nothing essentially new has been attempted, but more has 
been done. The total number of volumes sent from the 



Library Department. 47 

Central Library and the branches is 21,899, as against 18,082 
volumes in 1903, and 12,261 volumes in 1902. The increase 
represents a much greater interest and demand on the part of 
the teachers. 

The new List of Books for Boys and Girls is particularly 
valuable at the schools. It has been distributed widely 
among them, and teachers come constantly to ask for it. 
They one and all commend it. It exactly meets the needs 
of the grades below the high school, and to some extent of 
the higher grades. 

Several new schools have been opened, and these have 
been assigned to the neighboring branches and reading rooms 
for the usual care. 

STATIONS. 

The total circulation of the stations, schools, and institu- 
tions is 444,410 volumes, as against 419,800 volumes in 
1903. Ten of the stations, however, have lost in circulation. 
In most cases this is due to the lack of books. 

The cost of the stations, exclusive of schools and engine 
houses, has been J&23,305.33, as against #21,567.11 in 1903. 
There has been an increase of about -1700 in salaries and an 
increase of nearly 81,500 for books, due chiefly to the estab- 
lishment of the Upham's Corner Reading Room. Furniture 
has cost much less than last year. 



OTHER AGENCIES. 

The circulation of the Franklin Park reading room, which 
has a deposit of books from the Library and to which there 
is a delivery three times a week, has increased nearly one- 
third, and the number of readers at the tables has also 
increased. The nature books in the collection are well used. 
As a new feature this year, special inducements were offered 
to teachers who might wish to bring their pupils to the park 
for nature study, and a few responded. Lists of the birds 
and trees of the park were made by direction of the Superin- 
tendent. 

Deposits have been sent to several new institutions, among 
them the following: Boston Educational Union, Bunker 
Hill Boys' Club, Franklin Square House, Louisa M. Alcott 
Club, Young Ladies' Catholic Union. 

The deposits at the Plant Shoe Factory and at Filene's 
have been continued. At the former place, especially, the 
books get a very thorough use. . 



48 



City Document No. 24. 



Two additional engine houses have been made deposit 
stations this year. 

A weekly delivery to the army post at B'ort Revere, Hull, 
has recently been established. 

Deposit Work. 

From the Central Library 35,090 volumes have been sent 
on deposit, as against 35,727 volumes in 1908, a loss of one 
and eight-tenths per cent. No effort was made this year to in- 
crease the deposits, since our resources were already severely 
taxed. Only forty-two per cent, of the books sent were 
fiction, as against forty-five per cent, last year. The 
deposit collection now consists of 26,625 volumes, as 
against 24,421 on January 31, 1904, the net gain being 
2,204 volumes, as against 3,200 last year. In the classi- 
fication of the collection, until a year ago, juvenile books 
were not distinguished as fiction and non-fiction, but 
from February 1 last each class has had a separate class 
number, and this will enable us to keep more useful statis- 
tics. The requests from many of the schools and institu- 
tions continue to be general in character so that the books 
are selected by this department. Though it involves much 
labor, this is a very satisfactory arrangement. There are 
some special demands from schools which we are not yet 
equipped to supply, such as requests from the Educational 
Centres and the Mechanic Arts High School for books on 
applied science. The deposit collection may properly grow 
in this direction. A recent overwhelming demand from the 
schools for books suited to the primary grades was neces- 
sarily met by refusals. 

THE DAILY ISSUE. 

This issue amounts to 102,336 volumes, as against 100,538 
volumes in 1903. The percentage of unsuccessful cards is 
44 9-10, nearly two per cent, less than last year. The clas- 
sified issue for two years is as follows : 



1904-05. 



Vols. 



Per 
cent. 



Vols. 



Per 

cent. 



Fiction for adults . . . 
Non-ficton for adults 

Juvenile fiction 

Juvenile non-fiction. 



41,520 

25,021 

32,388 

3,406 



40.6 

24.4 

31.7 

3.3 



37,733 

23,987 

35,910 

2,908 



37.5 

23.9 

35.7 

2.9 



Library Department. 49 

It is the adult circulation that increases, though the loss in 
juvenile books this year is less than in 1903, when, of the 8,016 
volumes of loss, 5,689 were juvenile. As has been said 
before, the better supply of childi'en's books at the branches 
and stations and the schools, and the limited number of copies 
at the Central Library are the undoubted causes of this. 
Nevertheless we may hope that the new Boys' and Girls' List 
will occasion a larger and more intelligent use of the Central 
Library by the children who send through the stations. 

INTER-LIBRARY LOANS. 



Lent to libraries in Massachusetts 

Lent to libraries outside Massachusetts , 

Total 

Applications refused in Massachusetts . 
Applications refused outside Massachusetts 

Total 

Borrowed from other libraries 

DISTRIBUTION OF PERIODICALS. 

Twenty-four thousand five hundred twenty-five copies of 
unbound periodicals have been distributed to city institu- 
tions, as against 21,025 copies in 1903. 

The Patent Room. 

During the year 49,631 books were consulted in the Patent 
Room, as against 47,659 in 1903-04. The number of vis- 
itors to the room for the purpose of consulting the books was 
2,426, of whom 691 were non-residents. The number of 
volumes in the Patent collection, January 31, 1905, was 
10,135, classified as follows: Great Britain, 5,845; United 
States, 1,108; Germany, 1,125; Belgium, 72; France, 415; 
West Australia, 2 ; Canada, 36 ; Victoria, 20 ; Queensland, 
13; New South Wales, 10; Italy, 1; miscellaneous, 1,428. 

The Periodical Room. 

The following table shows the record of attendance in the 
Periodical Room, as taken at certain hours in comparison 
with the preceding year : 



Volumes, 

1904-05. 


Volumes, 
]y03-04. 


421 


463 


162 


219 


583 


682 


98 


63 


57 


45 


155 


108 


11 


14 



50 



City Document No. 24. 



Attendance at 

10 A.M. 
12 M. 
2 P.M. 

5 P.M. 

6 P.M. 
9 P.M. 

10 P.M. 



Year 


Year 


1904-05. 


1903-04. 


10,472 


9,190 


14,718 


15,546 


17,014 


17,065 


23,225 


22,542 


18,151 


17,497 


17,532 


17,428 


7,371 


6,327 



During the year 27,071 volumes were consulted in the day- 
time, as against 25,651 in the previous year. In the even- 
ings and on Sundays, 7,534 volumes were consulted, as against 
6,765 in the previous year. Besides these, 24,353 unbound 
back numbers of periodicals were consulted in the daytime 
and 12,346 in the evenings and on Sundays. The cor- 
responding figures for 1903-04 are 17,796 and 10,269. 

The Newspaper Room. 

The use of the Newspaper Room is indicated by the fol- 
lowing record of the maximum attendance on a selected day 
in each month : 



T^of„=, Attendance. 

^*'^*^*- Maximum No. 

February 21, 1904 187 

March 6 182 

April 3 153 

May 1 172 

June 12 in 

July 24 152 



Dates. 



Attendance. 
Maximum No. 



August 21 132 

September 18 133 

October 30 151 

November 27 . 147 

December 11 172 

January 8, 1905 172 



The maximum attendance on any single day during the 
year (187) was recorded on February 21, 1904, at 5 P.M. 

The number of different papers regularly filed in the 
Newspaper Room (February 1, 1904) was 315. During 
the year four new papeis were added and seven discontinued, 
leaving 312 as the total number regularly received February 
,1, 1905. The number of copies regularly taken, including 
duplicates, is 344. 

During the year the newspaper files (back numbers) were 
co'nsulted by 1,572 visitors, of whom 643 were non-residents. 
The number of bound volumes consulted was 5,413. 



The Use of Books. 

The table contained in Appendix VII. exhibits the circu- 
lation for home use throughout the Library system for the 
year. The aggregates are : 



Library Department. 51 

Central Library (including Central Library books 

issued through branches, stations, etc.) . . 414,731 

Branches and stations direct ..... 1,094,355 



Total 1,509,086 

As against 1,464,037 for the preceding year. 

Other figures, previously presented in text, are here brought 
forward and put in comparison with those for the year 
1903-04 : 

1904-05. 1903-04. 

Total circulation of stations, schools, and insti- 
tutions 444,410 419,523 

On deposit from Central Library . . . 35,090 35,727 

Daily issue to branches and stations from Cen- 
tral (aggregate) 102,336 100,538 

Direct circulation, home use, from branches . 768,329 742,262 

On deposit from branches .... 18,790 15,187 

Sunday and Evening Service. 

The following table prepared from the records of Mr. Frank 
C. Blaisdell, Chief of the Sunday and Evening service, per- 
mits comparisons of circulation (books issued for home use 
only) upon Sundays and holidays for the years 1904-05 and 
1903-04 : 



SUNDAY AND HOLIDAY CIRCULATION. 

1904-05. 1903-04. 

Sundays 36,770 39,623 

*P^eb. 22 527 679 

* April 19 384 416 

The hall use of books on Sundays is not now recorded. 
It is very large, and the general use of the Library on Sun- 
days is not diminishing, although, as will be seen, the number 
of books issued for home use shows a decline as compared 
with the j)receding year. Various factors affect this figure, 
the chief one being the state of the weather on Sundays. If, 
for example, there were a larger number of stormy Sundays 
in one year than in another the circulation would show a 
corresponding decline. 

Resignations. 

The service lias been affected by the following resignations 
during the year : 

* Closed on all other holidays. 



52 



City Document No. 24. 



Name. 



Department. 



Entered Service. 


June 


1,1903.. 


Oct. 


6,1902.. 


Oct. 


2,1903.. 


Oct. 


23,1893.. 


June 


2,1892.. 


Marcl 


21,1893.. 


Dec. 


23,1895.. 


Nov. 


2, 1898.. 


June 


27, 1904.. 


July 


1,1904.. 


Jan. 


12,1896.. 


April 


27,1895.. 


.Tune 


27,1904.. 


May 


18,1897.. 


March 19,1898.. 


Jan. 


9,1903.. 


June 


1,1896.. 


March 24, 1896.. 


Jan. 


24, 1894.. 


Sept. 


6,1894.. 


April 


17,1895.. 


March 20, 1899.. 



Discontinued. 



Thomas F. Sullivan — 
Thomas H. Williams. . . 
Gerald A. McHugh — 

.John Ivory 

Margaret M. O'Neill 

Margaret F. Meehan. . . 
Emily F. Fillebrown . . . 

Paul J. Schnabel 

John Normile 

Cornelius Driscoll 

Harry O'Neill 

Eliza F. A. Caiger 

PaulH. Block 

Kenneth McKenzie — 

Eugene Woods 

Edward J. Gallagher.. 

Alexander Fuerst 

Peter V. McFarland... 

Charles W. Dolan 

Gertrude A. Lynch . . 
Margaret D. McGuffey, 
Mary Seemuller 



Bindery 

Ordering 

Special Libraries 

Bindery 

Charlestown 

South End 

Registration 

Shelf 

Ordering 

Special Libraries 

Engineers 

Shelf 

Special Libraries 

Executive 

West Roxbury... 

Bates Hall 

Bindery 

Executive 

Catalogue 

Roxbury 

Issue 

Ordering 



Resigned April 14, 1904 
Resigned April 21, 1904 
Resigned May 12, 1904 
Resigned June 2, 1904 
Resigned June 13, 1904 
Resigned June 29, 1904 
Resigned July 1, 1904 
Resigned J uly 2, 1904 
Resigned Aug. 20, 1904 
Resigned Aug. 28, 1904 
Resigned Aug. 28, 1904 
Resiecned Sept. 1, 1904 
Resigned Sept. 10, 1904 
Resigned Sept. 28, 1904 
Resigned Sept. 30, 1904 
Resigned Oct. 3, 1904 
Resigned Oct. 6, 1904 
Resigned Oct. 13,1904 
Resigned Nov. 10, 1904 
Resigned Nov. 17, 1904 
Resigned Dec. 31, 1904 
Resigned Jan. 2,'i, 1905 



Examinations. 

The following examinations have been given for the graded 
service of the Library, namely: May 21, Grade E (63 
applicants); November 19, Grade E (81 applicants); 
December 17, Grade B (18 applicants) ; December 17, Grade 
C (56 applisants). 

The Fiftieth Anniversary. 

On the second day of May, 1854, the Boston Public 
Library was first regularly opened for public use. Tlie 
Fiftieth Anniversary of this opening was observed on May 4, 
1904, by an informal reception given by the Trustees at the 
Central Library building. His Honor Mayor Collins joining 
the Board in welcoming on that occasion a large number of 
guests. The contrast between the splendid equipment of 
the institution as its stands to-day and the humble collection 



Library Department. 63 

of books which formed the Library at the beginning is very 
great, and attests the public spirit and generosity of tlie 
citizens of Boston, and of those benefactors who, from time 
to time, have established trust funds for the enlargement of 
our resources. A monograph giving a complete account of 
the origin of the Library and of its development during the 
subsequent fifty years is in preparation, and will be issued 
from the Library press. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Horace G. Wadlin, 

Librarian. 
May 12, 1905, 



54 City Document No. 24. 



REPORT OF THE EXAMINING COMMITTEE 
FOR 1904-1905. 



To the Trustees of the Boston Public Library : 

The Examining Committee was organized at a meeting 
held on the fifteenth day of April, 1904, by the choice of 
Edward A. McLaughlin as chairman and Eleanor M. Colleton 
as secretary. The various sub-committees were appointed as 
follows : 

Administration. 

Gen. Hazard Stevens, Chairman, 
Mr. Frank H. Briggs, Mr. Henry S. Rowe, 

Mr. John S. Concannon, Mr. J. M. Sears, 

Mr. Frank K. Foster, Mr. Lucius Tuttle, 

Mr. AVilliam F. Donovan, Dr. J. Collins Warren. 

Books. 

Dr. George B. Sliattuek, Chairman, 
Mrs. John A. Bellows, Mr. Frederick P. Vinton, 

Mr. J. Randolph Coolidge, Jr., Miss A. S. McDonald, 
Miss Eleanor M. Colleton, Mr. Arthur W. Dolan, 

Mr. WiUiam J. Doogue, Jr., Mr. N. L. Sheldon. 

Branches. 

Rev. James N. Supple, Chairman, 
Miss Eleanor M. Colleton, Mrs. Thomas G. Plant, 

Mr. John S. Concannon, Mr. N. L. Sheldon, 

Mr. William F. Donovan, Gen. Hazard Stevens, 

Mrs. Francis P. Garland, Rev. Benjamin F. Trueblood. 

Catalogues. 

Mr. Frank H. Briggs, Chairman, 
Mrs. John A. Bellows, Mrs. Edward C. Scates, 

Mrs. Francis P. Garland, Gen. Hazard Stevens, 

Mrs. Thomas G. Plant, Mr. Abraham Ratshesky. 

Finance. 

Mr. J. Montgomery Sears, Chairman, 
Mr. Arthur W. Dolan, Mr. Lucius Tuttle, 

Mr. Abraham C. Ratshesky, Dr. George B. Shattuck, 

Rev. James N. Supple, Mr. Daniel A. Whelton. 



Library Department. 55 



PRl^fTING AND BiNDING. 



Mr. John S. Concannon, Chaii-man, 
Mr. Frank K. Foster, Mr. Henry S. Rowe, 

Mr. Frank H. Briggs, Mr. N. L. Sheklon, 

Mr. William F. Doogue, Jr., Mr. Daniel A. Whelton. 

Fine Arts. 

Mr. Frederick P. Vinton, Chairman, 
Mr. J. Randolph Coolidge, Jr., Mrs. Edward C. Scates, 
Miss A. S. McDonald, Rev. Benjamin F. Trueblood, 

Mr. Henry S. Rowe, Dr. J. ColHns Warren. 

Meetinss's of the general committee were held at stated in- 
tervals during the year to hear reports from the various sub- 
committees, and to consider and discuss measures calculated 
to increase the efficiency of the Library. 

The sub-committees held frequent meetings, attended to the 
duties assigned to them, and made reports to the full com- 
mittee, Avhich are herewith submitted. 

Administration. — The Sub-committee on Administra- 
tion inspected the Central Library on December 8, 1904, and 
found all parts of it in such admirable order and so efficiently 
managed and carried on that there seemed to be no room for 
criticism, and no call for recommendations or suggestions 
other than those contained in the report of the sub-commit- 
tee on heating, ventilation, lighting, etc., which is as follows : 

Heating. — The heat is fairly well regulated throughout 
the building. The halls, corridors, etc., are kept at very 
even temperature, but some of the rooms which are often- 
times overcrowded, such as the Newspaper Room and the 
Children's Room, are overheated at times during the winter. 
We tjiink this is more due to the very poor ventilation of 
the building, however, than possibly to the regulation of the 
heat. 

Ventilation. — This particular point, we have understood, 
has been very carefully considered by the Trustees for many 
years. The ventilation of the building was never properly 
accomplished, and in such parts of the building as Bates 
Hall, the Children's Room and the Newspaper Room, and 
other frequented places, it seems almost impossible to get 
c/ood ventilation. 

Lighting. — The lighting of the building is very well accom- 
plished, though sometimes it has seemed to us that economy 
might be practised in lighting the tables in Bates Hall in the 
evening, and similar places where evening reading is carried on. 



56 City Document No. 24. 

The Committee visited the boiler-room, etc., in the base- 
ment of the building, and must compliment the engineer and 
his assistants on the cleanly condition of their apartment. 

Books. — The Sul>committee on Books met four times, 
and individual members interested themselves in different 
departments connected with the general subject with the 
following result : 

1. Courtesy and Helpfulness. — We desire to say a word 
in praise of the courtesy and cheerful helpfulness which, in 
general, characterizes the staff and the employees of the 
Library. 

2. Children's Department. — The management of the 
Children's Department seems to us at the present time 
especially deserving of commendation. More copies of 
standard children's books are desirable. 

3. Fiction. — The question of the amount of fiction to be 
provided for this or any public library we realize is a 
debatable one, one in regard to which tiiere is some differ- 
ence of opinion. We venture to hope that the sum spent in 
this way — 17,000 out of a total of $32,000 — on an average 
will not be diminished. 

4. Lost Books. — The number of lost books is at times con- 
siderable. The committee desires to express the hope that it 
may be found advisable to replace the more used of such 
books — especially books of reference — with less delay than 
now seems to obtain. 

5. Foreign Languages. — Both for the use of students 
and on account of our large and increasing foreign popula- 
tion, a large number of books in foreign languages seems 
indicated. This might entail more consideration for the 
character of the population in different sections in selecting 
books for the branches. 

6. Paternalism. — A little less paternalism in regard to 
the purchase of books would, in our opinion, not be injurious. 

7. Rare Books. — It is to be regretted that the Trustees 
have insufficient funds at their disposal to profit more by 
opportunities which present themselves, from time to time, 
for the purchase of rare books. 

8. Rehinding of Books. — The Committee suggests a still 
more general rebinding of books, when necessary, in gray, 
with title and author's name in gilt on dark enamel cloth. 
On the open shelves the gilt lettering on the backs of books 
bound in plain red or gieen cloth becomes quickly blurred, 
and such books must then be taken down to find the title 
and author's name. 

9. We recognize that a coat must be cut according to the 



Library Department. 57 

cloth, and we realize that our citizens have much legitimate 
cause for pride in our Public Library. 

Branches. — The Sul>committee on Branches presents the 
following suggestions : 

1. That the deposit of books of each reading room, espe- 
cially in congested districts, be augmented so that the deposit 
shall embrace those books recommended by one of the super- 
visors of public schools as supplementary reading for the 
nine grades of the primary and grammar schools. 

The list of these books forms a course in literature, and 
if they are on the open shelves of the reading rooms where 
the young people use the open shelves, just as much as the 
catalogues, in obtaining books, they will be more widely read 
and there will be a better co-operation with the schools. 

2. That books, when rebound at the Library's bindery, 
have the title and author's name on enamelled paper applied 
in label fashion. 

At present there are many books which have been rebound 
with title, etc., stamped in gilt on cover, which soon becomes 
blurred, and books look all alike on shelves, and each must 
be taken down and opened to discover title, etc. 

3. That portfolio covers be furnished in all reading rooms 
for magazines and such like periodicals. It is a matter of 
preservation of magazines as well as of neatness. 

4. That in quarters where there is a foreign language 
speaking population, the reading rooms receive an increased 
number of books in the language of the people, that the 
adults may partake of the advantage of the Library. 

5. That there be an increased appropriation for salaries 
at the branches. 

We find that all branches are showing a wholesome 
development, and, as a consequence, more room must soon 
be provided. 

Li Charlestown the branch should be moved from the 
present location ; it is too noisy for profitable study, it is not 
central, and more room is required. 

Catalogues. — The Sub-committee on Catalogues respect- 
fully submit their report as follows : 

At the first meeting in May, the Committee was sub- 
divided, each member being assigned to branches, or the 
main Library, so that there should be at least two members 
of the Committee on each branch. The subject of the clean- 
liness of both the card and book catalogues having been a 
matter of criticism, the Committee have paid special atten- 
tion to this point. The miscellaneous class of people who 
frequent the Library to use or take out books give a great 



58 City Document No. 24. 

deal of chance for distribution of various bacilli, and particu- 
larly the spreading of various skin diseases and such accessory 
troubles. With this end in view, the Committee have mada 
a careful examination of all tHe catalogues in the main 
Library, and in the branches from time to time. 

Card catalogues at the branches were generally clean and 
in good condition, showing evidence of care being taken to 
replace soiled and torn cards. In some branches it would 
appear that the card catalogues are more used than the book 
catalogues. 

In the main Library, the case at the southerly end of 
Bates Hall can only be said to be in fair condition, and needs 
more frequent replacement of soiled and torn cards, particu- 
larly as to authors of books to which frequent reference is 
made, such as those of Dickens, Thackeray, Clemens, and of 
such subjects as Hebrew, Magic, Napoleon, etc. Similar 
criticism can be made as to the card catalogues in the delivery 
room, while the card catalogues in the children's room have 
been in excellent condition. 

Book catalogues in all branches are in good condition, but 
the table catalogues in Bates Hall can only be said to be in 
fair condition in a general way. 

Fine Arts. — The Sub-committee appointed for the Fine 
Arts reports as follows : 

That the department is in an admirable condition, and well 
appointed in every way to serve those interested in the study 
of the Fine Arts. Teachers, schools and artistic organiza- 
tions are given all privileges desired by them to use the 
books, photographs, etc., in preparing lectures, and to give 
lectures, or hold meetings in the public hall. The " Ruskin 
Club" has given a regular course of lectures there which 
have been largely attended during the winter. The Com- 
mittee finds that all new art books and periodicals are bought 
for the Library as they appear, if considered desirable. 

There is always an exhibition in the outer room of the 
department of a large number of photographs, selected from 
the collections and changed from time to time, which are of 
great interest to the public, to the students, and to casual 
visitors. 

At the suggestion of this Committee the Librarian sent 
out a circular to American artists asking them to send to the 
Library a collection of photographs taken from their works. 
The artists have generously responded to this request. There 
have been received up to date about two hundred and ninety 
photographs. Of these, two hundred were contributed, and 
ninety were purchased, at the suggestion of some of the 



Library Department. 59 

artists. An exhibition of this collection was held at the 
Library the first week in November, and by permission of 
the Trustees afterwards exhibited in Providence under the 
auspices of the Rhode Island School of Design. 

These exhibitions, as now arranged, in no way conflict with 
the administration of the department or distract the attention 
of students. Various suggestions have been offered tending 
to attract the general public to the Library, as to a inuseum 
of art. It is a serious question whether such a policy in the 
conduct of a Library would be a wise one. Repose and quiet, 
it would seem, are far more desirable to those whom a Library 
is intended to serve than the bustle incident to a museum. 
If Bates Hall had been decorated by the late Mr. Whistler 
it would have been untenable for its present purpose, as is 
now generally conceded by all interested in the work of the 
Library. 

For the Committee, 

(Signed) Edward A. McLaughlin, 

Chairman. 



APPENDIXES. 



1904 — 1905. 



LIST OF APPENDIXES. 



Page. 
I. Financial Statement ..... 63 

II. Extent of the Library by Years ... 85 

III. Net Increase of the Several Departments, 

Including Branches . . . . . 87 

IV. Classification : Central Library . . broadside 
V. Classification : Branches ..... 90 

VI. Registration ...... broadside 

VII. Circulation . . . . . . . 93 

VIII. Trustees for Fifty-three Years. Librarians, 95 
IX. Examining Committees for Fifty-three Years, 97 
X. Library Service, Including Sunday and Even- 
ing Service ....... 101 



Index to the Annual Report, 1904-1905 



Library Department. 63 



APPENDIX I. 



Boston Public Library, 
Auditing Department, February 1, 1905. 

To the Trustees : 

Gentlemen, — The undersigned herewith presents a 
statement of the receipts and expenditures of the Library 
Department for the financial year commencing February 1, 
1904, and ending Januarj' 31, 1905; also, a statement con- 
cerning the trust and other funds, statements covering special 
appropriations, and a statement of expenditures on account 
of the branches for the twelve years ending 1904-1905. 

Respectfully, 

A. A. Nichols, 

Auditor. 



Receipts. 






Appropriation, 1904-1905 . 
Payments for lost books 
Income from Trust Funds, 1904-1905 . 
Interest credited : 

From J. S. Morgan & Co. 

On bank deposits ... 


$88 99 
37 51 


$305,000 00 

263 01 

15,539 78 

126 50 
150 00 


Gifts, 1904-1905 : 

From Andrew Carnegie 
From Thomas F. Temple . 
From Ricliard C. Humphreys . 


$100 00 
25 00 
25 00 






Total receipts .... 


$321,079 29 



Balances, February 1, 1904. 
On deposit, J. S. Morgan & Co., London: 
From income of Trust 

Funds . . . $6,423 83 
From General Funds, 
(City appropria- 
tion) . . . 1,863 90 

$8,287 73 

On deposit, Baring Bros. & Co., 

London ..... 72 75 



Carried forward . . '. $8,360 48 $321,079 29 



64 City Document No. 24. 

Brought forward . . $7,360 48 $321,079 29 

Interest accrued on bank deposits, 1,871 01 

Gifts, unexpended balance : 
From Boston Numis- 
matic Society . 15 11 
From Andrew Car- 
negie ... 26 34 

31 45 



Income of Trust Funds. (Unex- 
pended balance in City Treas- 
ury) 5,623 40 



15,886 34 



Transfer from Trust Funds Income. (To extin- 
guish over-expenditure of previous years) . : 48 30 

Total balances and receipts . . ■. . $337,013 93 

Expenditures. 
Salaries (general Library acc't, including branches) : 
General administra- 
tion . . $154,746 05 
Sunday and evening 

force . . . 19,866 20 

$174,612 25 



Books : 

From city appropria- 
tion . . $20,575 30 

City appropriation 

(London account), 1,712 10 

From exchange ac- 
count (receipts 
from lost books, 
sales of duplicates, 
etc.) ... 263 01 

From trust funds in- 
come (including 
London account 
and the sum of 
$37.27 over- ex- 
penditure of pre- 
vious years) . 13,591 58 
From gifts : 

Andrew Carnegie . 136 62 

Boston Numismatic 

Society . . 5 11 



36,283 72 



Newspapers, from Todd fund 

income .... 1,658 14 



Carried forioard . . . $212,55411 



Library Department. 



65 



Brought foricard 
Periodicals, including 
account 
Binding Department : 



Loudon 



Salaries . . $19,834 35 

Stock . . . 2,785 14 

Equipment . , 11 42 

Electric power . 39 10 

Contract work , 42 10 

Contract work : (Brit- 
ish patent specifi- 
cations : paid 
through J. S. Mor- 
gan & Co., Lon- 
don) ... 234 67 
Rent . . .918 50 

Miscellaneous e x - 

peuse . . . 453 53 



Printing Department : 

Salaries . . . $6,867 98 

Stock . . . 2,966 41 

Equipment . . 3,103 33 

Electric power . . 180 08 

Contract work . . 1,786 97 

Rent ... 518 50 
Miscellaneous e x - 

pense . . . 449 03 



Furniture and fixtures 
Gas .... 

Electric lighting . 
Miscellaneous expense 
Cleaning 
Small supplies 
Stationery . 

branches and 



reading- 



Rent of 
rooms 

Fuel . 

Repairs 

Freights and cartage 

Transportation between Central 
Library, branches and delivery 
stations . . . . . 

Delivery stations, rent and service. 

Telephone service 

Postage and telegrams 

Typewriting . . . . 

Carried forward . 



8212,554 11 
6,810 84 



24,318 81 



15,872 30 
6,113 24 
2,200 06 
2,328 56 
17 25 
6,608 94 
2,128 74 
1,684 21 

8,500 59 

15,594 42 

6,191 21 

758 73 



4,244 18 

3,619 72 

241 27 

1,006 68 

35 05 

$320,828 91 



66 



City Document No. 24. 



Brought forward 

Travelling expenses 

Grounds 

Liability insurance 

Insurance on machinery, etc 

Expense of celebrating the 50th 
anniversary of the opening of 
the Public Library : Decora- 
tions, music, etc. 



$320,828 91 

592 26 

48 70 

65 67 

380 00 



729 83 



Total expenditures for year . 

Balance .... 

The balance includes the following items : 
Cash City Treasury, Trust Funds income . 

On deposit, London : 
J . S. Morgan & Co. 

Trust Funds income . . $1,454 30 

Baring Bros. & Co. . . 72 75 



Cash on deposit. New England Trust Co. : 

Gifts : 

From Thos. F. Temple . . $25 00 

From Richard C. Humphreys . 25 00 

Interest accrued on deposits 



$322,645 37 
$14,368 56 

$10,882 99 



1,527 05 



50 00 
1,908 52 

$14,368 56 



Library Department. 



67 



GENERAL APPROPRIATION. 

Comparatire Statement for Fiscal Years Ending January 31, 1904 and 1906. 



1903-1904. 



1904-1905. 



Salaries : 

General administration 

Sunday and evening force. 
Bindintc": 

Salaries 

Stock 

Contract work 

Equipment 

Electric power 

Books 



Periodicals 

Furniture and fixtures 
Gas. 



Electric lighting. 

Supplies 

Cleaning 

Printing : 

Equipment 

Stock 

Contract work. 

Salaries 

Electric power. 

Stationery 

Typewriting 

Fuel. 



Rents of branches and reading rooms 

Repairs 

Freights and cartage 

Transportation between Central Library and branches 

Delivery stations , 

Travelling expenses , 

Postage and telegrams 

Telephone service , 

Miscellaneous expense 

Insurance 

Grounds , 

Elxpenses on account of Installing paintings 

Remittance to J. S. Morgan & Co., London 

Expense of celebrating the .^Oth anniversary of the open- 
ing of the Public Library : Decorations, music, etc 



$152,286 91 

19,463 84 

19,802 86 

2,457 20 

3 SO 

185 33 

44 00 

23,191 92 

5,915 38 

9,270 37 

2,187 30 

2,251 97 

2,001 15 

6,684 14 

1,312 68 

2,710 69 

235 13 

5,866 67 

173 88 

2,170 .39 

21 76 

14,832 09 

7,612 00 

7,812 28 

1,198 50 

4,.5.50 24 

3,758 42 

494 63 

1,195 45 

510 42 

84 75 

48 00 

2 25 

919 92 

5,C00 00 



$154,746 05 
19,866 20 

19,834 35 

2.785 14 
42 10 
11 42 
39 10 

20,974 93 
6,804 72 
6,137 24 
2,547 82 
2,389 04 
2,128 74 
6,640 93 

3,103 33 
2,966 41 

1.786 97 
6,867 98 

180 08 

1,684 21 

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1,191 08 

4,244 18 

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592 26 

1,006 68 

241 27 

17 25 

445 67 

48 70 



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3,256 32 



$305,437 65 



The cost of maintaining the branches makes part of the general Items of the 
several appropriations : 

Cost of branches, 1903-1904 $81,667 75 

Cost of branches, 1904-1905 84,304 22 

The amount expended for newspapers, books, and binding (not included above) 
paid from trust funds and City money in the hands of London bankers: 

For 1903-1904 $9,185 00 

For 1904-1905 6,922 42 

The amount expended for books, newspapers, and photographs (not included 
above) paid from trust funds in the hands of the City Treasurer: 

For 190;:-1904 $9,563 18 

For 1904-1905 10,280 19 



Special Appropriations. 

Library building, Dartmouth street, balance of 
appropriation February 1, 1904 . 

Carried forvmrd ...... 



$63,190 44 
$63,190 44 



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Brought forward ..... 

Payments on account : 

Bronze doors, Daniel C. French, $14,000 00 
Architects, McKim, Mead & White, 550 00 



Balance, February 1, 1905 



)3,190 44 



14,550 00 
548,640 44 



This balance will be required to settle outstanding contracts. 

Library building, furnishing, balance of City appro- 
priation February 1, 1904 . . . . $2,349 81 



Balance, February 1, 1905 

LONDON ACCOUNTS. 



$2,349 81 





Balances 

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and Interest, 

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Total 
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1904-1905. 


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Balances 
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Jan. 31, 190.5. 


J. S. Morgan & Co. 
J. S. Morgan & Co. 


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LIBRARY TRUST FUNDS. 

BiGEi.ow Fund. — This is a gift from the late John P. Bigelow of 
Boston, in August, 1850, when Mayor of the City. 

The inconae from this fund is to be appropriated for the purchase of 
books for the increase of the Library. 
Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . $1,000 00 

Payable to the Chairman of the Committee on the Public Library for 
the time being. 

Bates Funp. — This is a gift from the late Joshua Bates of London 
in March, ^1853. 
Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . $ 50,000 00 

"The income only of this fund is to be, each and every yeai', ex- 
pended in the purchase of such books of permanent value and authority 
as may be found most needful and most useful." Payable to the Mayor 
of the City for the time being. 

BowDiTCH Fund — This is the bequest of J. Ingersoll Bowditch 
of Boston. Received January, 1890. 
Invested in one City of Boston Three and one-half per cent. 

Bond, for $10.000 00 

The whole income in each and every year to be expended in the pur- 
chase of books of permanent value and authority in mathematics and 
astronomy. 

Phillips Fund. — This is a gift from the late Jonathan Phillips 
of Boston, in April, 1853. 
Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . $10,000 00 

The interest on this fund is to be used exclusively for the purchase 
of books for said Library. 

Also a bequest in his will, dated September 20, 1849. 
Invested in one City of Boston Six per cent. Bond, for . • $20,000 00 

The interest on this fund is to be annually devoted to the maintenance 
of a Free Public Library. 

Abbott Lawrence Fund. — This is the bequest of Abbott Law- 
rence of Boston. Received May, 1860. 
Invested in one City of Boston Six per cent. Bond, for , $10,000 00 

The interest on this fund is to be exclusively appropriated for the 
purchase of books for the said Library, having a permanent value. 

Edward Lawrence Fund. — This is the bequest of Edward Law- 
rence of Charlestown. Received May, 1886. The following clause 
from his will explains its purpose: 

"To hold and apply the income, and so much of the principal as they 
may choose, to the purchase of special books of reference to be kept 
and used only at the Charlestown Branch of said Public Library." 
Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . $500 00 

Pierce Fund. — This is a gift from Henry L. Pierce, Mayor of the 
City, November 29, 1873, and accepted by the City Council, December 
27, 1873. 
Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . $5,000 00 



Library Department. 73 

TowNSEND Fund. — This is a gift from William Minot and William 
Minot, Jr., executors of the will of Mary P. Townsend, of Boston, at 
whose disposal she left a certain portion of her estate in trust, for such 
charitable and public institutions as they may think meritorious. Said 
executors accordingly selected the Public Library of the City of Boston 
as one of such institutions, and attached the following conditions to 
the legacy: "The income only shall, in each and every year, be ex- 
pended in the purchase of books for the use of the Library; each of 
which books shall have been published in some one edition at least five 
years at the time it may be so purchased." Received April, 1879. 
Invested in one City of Boston Three and one-half per cent. 

Bond, for -$4,000 00 

TiCKNOR Bequest. — By the will of the late George Ticknor, of 
Boston, he gave to the City of Boston, on the death of his wife, all his 
books and manuscripts, in the Spanish and Portuguese languages, about 
four thousand volumes, and also the sum of four thousand dollars. 
After the receipt of said sum, the City is required to spend not less than 
one thousand dollars in every live years during the twenty-five years 
next succeeding {i.e., the income of four thousand dollars, at the rate 
of five per cent, per annum) in the purchase of books in the Spanish 
and Portuguese languages and literature, five years old in some one edi- 
tion. At the end of twenty-five years the income of said sum is to be 
expended annually in the purchase of books of permanent value, either 
in the Spanish or Portuguese language, or in such other languages as 
may be deemed expedient by those having charge of the Library. 
These books bequeathed or purchased are always to be freely accessible 
for reference or study, but are not to be loaned for use outside of the 
Library building. If these bequests are not accepted by the City, and 
the trusts and conditions faithfully executed, the books, manuscripts 
and money are to be given to the President and Fellows of Harvard 
College. 

In order that the City might receive the immediate benefit of this 
contribution, Anna Ticknor, widow of Mr. Ticknor, relinquished her 
right to retain di;ring her life the books and manuscripts, and placed 
them under the control of the City, the City Council having previously 
accepted the bequests in accordance with the terms and conditions of 
said will, and the Trustees of the Public Library received said bequests 
on behalf of the City, and made suitable arrangements for the care and 
custody of the books and manuscripts. Received April, 1871. 
Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . $4,000 00 

Franklin Club Fund. — This is a gift made in June, 1863, by a 
literary association of young men in Boston, who, at the dissolution of 
the association, authorized its trustees, Thomas Minns, John J. French 
and J. Franklin Reed, to dispose of the funds on hand in such a man- 
ner as to them should seem judicious. They elected to bestow it on 
the Public Library, attaching to it the following conditions : "In trust 
that the income, but the income only, shall, year by year, be expended 
in the purchase of books of permanent value for the use of the free 
Public Library of the City, and as far as practicable of such a character 
as to be of special interest to young men." The Trustees expressed a 
preference for books relative to Government and Political Economy. 
Received June, 1863. 
Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . $1,000 00 

Treadwell Fund. — By the will of the late Daniel Treadwell of 
Cambridge, late Rumford Professor in Harvard College, who died Feb- 
ruary 27, 1872, he left the residue of his estate, after payment of debts, 
legacies, etc., in trust to his executors, to hold during the life of his 
wife for her benefit, and, after her decease to divide the residue then 



74 City Document No. 24. 

remaining in the hands of the trustees as therein provided, and convey 
one-fifth part thereof to the Trustees of the Public Library in the City 
of Boston. 

The City Council accepted said bequest, and authorized the Trustees 
of the Public Library to receive the same, and to invest it in the City of 
Boston Bonds, the income of which is to be expended by said trustees 
in such manner as they may deem for the best interests of the Library. 
Invested in the City of Boston Four per cent. Bonds, for . $5,550 00 
Invested in the City of Boston three and one-half per cent. 

Bonds, for 1,400 00 

Invested in 16 shares Boston & Albany II.K. Co. stock, par 

value 1100 each 1,600 00 

Invested in 6 shares Boston & Providence E.R. Co. stock, 

par value $100 each 600 00 

Invested in 12 shares Fitchburg R.R. Co. stock, par value 

.$100 each 1,200 00 

Invested in 1 share Vermont & Massachusetts R.R. Co. 

stock, par value $100 each 100 00 

•110,450 00 



Charlotte Harris Fund. — Bequest of Charlotte Harris, late 
of Boston, the object of which is stated in the following extract from 
her will: 

"I give to the Charlestown Public Library $10,000 to be invested 
on interest, which interest is to be applied to the purchase of books 
published before 1850. I also give to said Public Library my own pri- 
vate library, and the portrait of my grandfatlier, Richard Devens." 
Bequest accepted by City Council, .July 31, 1877. 
Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . .$10,000 00 

Thomas B. Harris Fund. — Bequest of Thomas B. Harris, late of 
Charlestown, for the benefit of the Charlestown Public Library. Re- 
ceived April, 1884. 
Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . -f 1,000 00 

ScHOLFiELD FuND. — Bequest of Arthur Scholfield, who died in 
New York, January 17, 1883. The interest to be paid to certain heirs 
during their lives, and then to be used for the purchase of books of 
permanent value. The last heir, Joseph Scholfield, died November 18, 
1889, and by his will bequeathed to the City of Boston the sum of 
$11,800, which represents the income of said fund, received by him up 
to the time of his death, to be added to the fund given by his brother. 
Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . .$.50,000 00 

11 SCO 00 



$61,800 00 



Green Fund. — Gifts from Dr. Samuel A. Green, of Boston, of 
$2,000, the income of which is to be expended for the purchase of books 
relating to American history. 

Invested in one City of Boston Five per cent. Bond, for . $1,000 00 
" " " " Four '' " " . 500 00 

" " " " Tliree " " " . 500 00 



$2,000 00 



South Boston Branch Library Trust Fund. — Gift of a citizen 
of South Boston, the income of which is to be expended for the benefit 
of the South Boston Branch Library. Received September, 1879. 
Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . $100 00 



Library Department. 75 

Charles Greeia' Loring Memorial Fund. — This is a gift from the 
family of Charles Greely Loring, the income of which is to be expended 
for the purchase of books for the West End Branch. Received January, 
1896. 

Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . $500 00 

Charles Mead Public Library Trust Fund. — Received from 
the estate of Charles Mead the amount of his legacy, to constitute the 
''Charles Mead Public Library Trust Fund," for the promotion 
of the objects of the Public Library, in such manner as the government 
of said Library shall deem best, and so far as the government shall 
deem consistent with the objects of the Library, to be used for the 
benefit of the South Boston Branch Library. Received October, 1896. 

Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . $2,500 00 

Artz Fund. — This is a gift made in November, 189G, by Miss Vic- 
TORiNE Thomas Art/, of Chicago; the income "to be employed in the 
purchase of valuable rare editions of the writings, either in verse or 
prose, of American and of foreign authors." These books are to be 
known as the " Longfellow Memorial Collection." 

Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . $10,000 00 

John Boyle O'Reilly Memorial Fund. — This fund was received 
from the members of the Papyrus Club, May, 1897. The income thereof 
is to be expended for the purchase of books in memory of their late 
member, John Boyle O'Reilly. 

Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . $1,000 00 

Twentieth Regiment Memorial Fund. — This is a gift made in 
April, 1897, by the Association of Officers of the Twentieth Massachu- 
setts Volunteer Infantry. It is to be used for the purchase of books of 
a military and patriotic character, to be placed in the alcove appropri- 
ated as a Memorial of the Twentieth Regiment. 

Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond for . $5,000 00 

Todd Fund. — This is a gift made in October, 1897, by William C. 
Todd, of Atkinson, Xew Hampshire. The income is to be expended 
annually in payment for such current newspapers of this and other 
countries as the board of officers for the time being having charge of the 
Public Library of the City of Boston shall purchase. 

Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . $50,000 00 

Bradlee Fund. — A bequest of the Rev. Caleb Davis Bradlee, 
D.D., of Boston, to the Boston Public Library. Received November, 

1897. 

Invested in one City of Boston Three and one-half per cent. 

Bond, for $1,000 00 

Henry Sargent Codman Memorial Fund. — This is a contribu- 
tion from the friends of the late Henry Sargent Codman, to be used 
to perpetuate the memory of Mr. Codman by the purchase of books 
upon landscape gardening. Received January, 1898. 

Invested in one City of Boston Three and one-half per cent. 

Bond, for $2,800 00 

Cash in City Treasury, January 31, 1901 .... 54 41 

$2,854 41 



76 City Document No. 24. 

Ford Fund. — A bequest of Daniel Sharp Ford to the Public 
Library of the City of Boston. Received June, 1900. 

Invested in one City of Boston Three per cent. Bond, for . ■16,000 GO 

Cutter Fund. — A bequest of Abram E. Cutter, the income of 
which is to be expended for the purcliase of books and for binding for 
the Abram E. Cutter collection. 

Invested in one City of Boston Three per cent. Bond, for . $4,000 00 

Lewis Fund. — A bequest of Mrs. John A. Lewis for the purchase 
of such old and rare books as shall be fitly selected to augment the col- 
lection known as the John A. Lewis Library, to be known as the Mrs. 
John A. Lewis Fund. 

Invested in one City of Boston Three and one-half per cent. 

Bond, for $5,000 00 

Billings Fund — A bequest of Robert Charles Billings, "This 
sum to constitute a permanent fund for said Library, to be called the 
Robert Charles Billings Fund, the income only to be used for the pur- 
pose of the purchase of books for said Library." 

Invested in City of Boston Three and one-half per cent. 

Bonds $100,00 00 



Recapitulation of Public Library Trust Funds. 

Robert Charles Billings Fund $100,000 00 

Schollield Fund 61,800 00 

Bates Fund 50,000 00 

Todd Fund 50,000 00 

Phillips Fund 20,000 00 

Treadwell Fund 10,487 69 

Phillips Fund 10,000 00 

Bowditch Fund 10,000 00 

Charlotte Harris Fund 10,000 00 

Abbott Lawrence Fund 10,000 00 

Artz Fund 10,000 00 

Ford Fund 6,000 00 

Twentieth Regiment Memorial Fund 5,000 00 

Pierce Fund . 5,000 00 

Mrs. John A. Lewis Fund 5,000 00 

Townsend Fund 4,000 00 

Ticknor Fund 4,000 00 

Cutter Fund 4,000 00 

Codman Memorial Fund 2,854 41 

Charles Mead Fund 2,500 00 

Green Fund 2,000 00 

Bigelow Fund 1,000 00 

Thomas B. Harris Fund 1,000 00 

Franklin Club Fund 1,000 00 

John Boyle O'Reilly Memorial Fund 1,000 00 

Bradlee Fund 1,000 00 

Edward Lawrence Fund 500 00 

Charles Greely Loring Memorial Fund 500 00 

South Boston Branch Library Trust Fund .... 100 00 

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85 



APPENDIX 11. 



EXTENT OF THE LIBRARY BY YEARS. 





Fears. 


Total Volunies in 
the Libraries. 




Years. 


.9 

OS. 




Years. 


S 2 
11 


1 


1852-53 


9,688 


19 


1870-71 


179,250 


37 


1888 


505,872 


2 


1853-54 


16,221 


20 


1871-72 


192,958 


38 


1889 


520,508 


3 


1854-55 


22,617 


21 


1872-73 


209,456 


39 


1890 


536,027 


4 


1855-56 


28,080 


22 


1873-74 


260,550 


40 


1891 


556,283 


5 


1856-57 


34,896 


23 


1874-75 


276,918 


41 


1892 


576,237 


6 


1857-58 


70,851 


24 


1875-76 


297,873 


42 


1893 


597,152 


7 


1858-59 


78,043 


25 


1876-77 


312,010 


43 


1894 


610,375 


8 


1859-60 


85,031 


26 


1877-78 


345,734 


44 


1895 


628,297 


9 


1860-61 


97,386 


27 


1878-79 


360,963 


45 


1896-97 


663,763 


10 


1861-62 


105,034 


28 


1879-80 


377,225 


46 


1897-98 


698,888 


11 


1862-63 


110,563 


29 


1880-81 


390,982 


47 


1898-99 


716,050 


12 


1863-64 


116,934 


30 


1881-82 


404,221 


48 


1899-1900 


746,383 


13 


1864-65 


123,016 


31 


1882-83 


422,116 


49 


1900-1901 


781,377 


14 


1865-66 


130,678 


32 


1883-84 


438,.^94 


50 


1901-1902 


812,264 


15 


1866-67 


136,080 


33 


1884-85 


453,947 


51 


1902-1903 


835,904 


16 


1867-68 


144,092 


34 


1885 


460,993 


52 


1903-1904 


848,884 


17 


1868-69 


152,796 


35 


1886 


479,421 


53 


1904-1905 


871,050 


18 


1869-70 


160,573 


36 


1887 


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86 



City Document No. 24. 



VOLUMES IN LIBRARY AND BRANCHES JANUARY 31, 1905, 
ACCORDING TO LOCATION. 





665,511 
13,438 


West Roxbury 

Lower Mills (Station A) 

Roslindale (Station B) 

South End (Station C) 

Mattapan (Station D) 

Mt. Bowdoin (Station F; 

North Brighton (Station L) . . 

Mt. Pleasant (Station N) 

Broadway Ext. (Station P).. 
Upham's Corner (Station Q). 
Roxbury Crossing (Station S) 

Ward Nine (Station U) 

Industrial Scliool (StationW) 

Andrew Sq. (Station Y) 

Orient Heights (Station Z) . . 
North Street (Station 22) 


6,068 
184 








>, • f Fellowes Athenasum 

•p ^ -) Collection owned by City. 


678,949 

24,532 
10,751 


3,410 
168 
177 

1,751 
146 


pj-^ 1, Total, Eoxbury branch. 


35,283 
16,423 
30,377 
18,378 
14,430 
14,947 
15,805 
14,541 
14,047 


191 
2,440 
1,096 






401 




395 




149 




246 


South End 


811 


West End 


237 







Library Department. 



87 



APPENDIX III. 



NET INCREASE OF THE SEVERAL DEPARTMENTS, INCLUDING 

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loss 73 

112 

273 

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48 

407 
loss 289 

138 
6,522 

626 

85 


20,273 
2,890 
1,217 

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1,415 
1,021 
1,277 

1,202 
348 
1,509 
1,435 
1,555 
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3 


26,.579 
8,603 
276 
398 
159 
147 
374 

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402 

loss 69 
308 
385 
185 


20,680 
2,063 
I'S 3,190 
3,095 
I'S 1,402 
I's 1,478 
I's 1,286 

I's 1,628 
936 
113 
I's 683 
466 
169 


21,937 

6,894 

471 

I's 13 

514 

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29 

I's 424 

990 

I's 440 

I's 588 
498 
199 


25,049 
8,093 
135 
I'S 3,158 
585 
495 
467 

loss 324 

1,070 

loss 118 

loss 505 

721 

414 

loss 1 
1,524 


20,482 
2,224 
726 
742 
595 
569 
615 

I's 250 

911 

1,166 

599 

470 

93 

41 
382 


20,368 
l'8l,164 
456 
248 
532 
376 
372 

loss 979 
570 
396 
335 
338 
297 

29 
540 
134 

27 

455 

28 
43 
92 


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1' 811,260 
336 
199 
537 
666 
488 

loss 318 
812 

loss 346 
399 
583 
368 

6 

527 

13 

3 

56 
losb 6 

12 
loss 9 


22,339 


Duplicate room 


I'B 6,484 
413 


Charlestown branch 

Dorchester branch 

East Boston branch 

Jamaica Plain branch 

1 North End branch 


403 
202 

765 
480 

loss 352 


Fellowes Athenreum 

South Boston branch 

South End branch 

West End branch 

West Roxbury branch... 
Lower Mills reading 


718 
235 
392 
612 
375 

21 










437 


South End reading room, 
Mattapan reading room . . 
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21 


73 
74 
74 


24 

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28 
27 
28 
114 
221 


21 


16 

1 


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loss 5 


226 


North Brighton reading 


21 


Mt. Pleasant reading 


22 


Broadway Extension 


261 


724 


307 


290 


172 


295 


87 


Upham's Corner reading 


1,096 


Roxbury Crossing read- 
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213 
137 


loss 5 
59 


142 

126 
67 
13 

756 


48 
37 
30 
23 
9 


17 

8 

loss 3 
17 
219 


loss 14 


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Industrial School read- 
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45 


Andrew Square reading 
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203 


10 


Orient Heights reading 












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North Street reading 
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18 




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Total 1 18,695 35,698 


35,129 


17,162 


30,333 


34,994 


30,887 


23,640 


12,980 


22,166 



1 Collection transferred to West End branch. 



City Docdment No. 24. 



PLACED ON THE SHELVES FEBRUARY 1, 19C4, TO JANUARY 31, 1905. 



Placed on 
the Shelves. 



Condemned, 

inissinj^, 
transferred. 



Net Gain. 



Central Library 

Central Library, Duplicate room 

Brighton branch 

Charlestown branch 

Dorchester branch 

East Boston branch 

.Jamaica Plain branch 

Roxbiiry branch, city collection 

Koxbury branch, Fellowes Athenajum 

South Boston branch 

South End branch 

West End branch 

West Koxbury branch 

Lower Mills reading room 

Roslindale reading room 

South End reading room 

Mattapan reading room 

Mt. Bowdoin reading room 

North Brighton reading room 

Mt. Pleasant reading room 

Broadway Extension reading room. . . 

Upham's Corner reading room 

Roxbury Crossing reading room 

Ward Nine delivery station 

Industrial School reading room 

Andrew Square reading room 

Orient Heights reading room 

North Street reading room 

Total 



30,065 

2,003 

902 

800 

932 

1,5G0 

728 

17 

1,246 

1,678 

829 

1,205 

419 

21 

483 

21 

21 

267 

21 

25 

402 

1,118 

32 

32 

48 

18 

29 

32 



44,954 



7,726 

8,487 

489 

397 

730 

795 

248 

369 

•528 

1,443 

437 

593 

44 



46 



41 



3 

315 

22 

46 

4 

3 

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loss 



22,339 

loss 6,484 

413 

403 

202 

765 

480 

352 

718 

235 

392 

612 

375 

21 

437 

21 

21 

226 

21 

22 

87 

1,096 

loss 14 

28 

45 

10 



22,166 



APPENDIX IV. 

CENTRAL LIBBART CLASSIFICATIONS. 





CLASSES. 


GENERAL Collection 






Special Libraries. 




d 


186S. 


1861. 


1806. 


1869. 


1S71. 


1873. 


1875. 


1877. 


1880. 


1889. 




1890. 


1892. 


1894. 


1894. 


1894. 


1806. 


18116. 


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16,971 
17,900 
83,032 
56,175 
2S,696 
12,702 
21,373 
11,402 

3,610 
18,776 
26,796 

7,533 
39,127 
26,830 

7,438 

9,464 
26,232 
19,948 
24,774 

6,740 

9,496 
24,763 


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598 
903 
3,708 
2,819 
1,118 
247 
1,467 
351 
165 
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1,608 
1,348 
308 
324 
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16,539 
18,764 
86,607 
67,886 
29,736 
13,890 
22,794 
11,726 

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19,404 
26,317 

7,681 
40,679 
27,066 

7,632 

9,778 
25,815 
20,725 
25,760 

9,366 

9,862 
26,888 


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614 
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1,093 
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327 
1,426 
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136 
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424 
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2,469 
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1,932 
311 
6 
6 
10 
2 
1 
3 








III. 
IV. 




683 


1,293 
34 
3 










1 1 t^' br ^a h and eo a h 


11 


434 




n I Hi tor bio rrh" Ind eo ^7 h 












34,663 






















1 
3 


932 

1 
1 
28 
1 










1 
4 






26,856 
13.974 




































1 














6,270 












1 


14 




2 








.0,443 












36,090 






3,524 

1,361 

98 

307 

170 
136 
13 


685 
62 




381 
121 
24 
63 
6 
32 
63 
36 


246 
130 
17 
28 
27 
89 
48 
16 


248 
67 
2 
2 

31 
2 
69 




12 

29 


2 




1 


1 






3 

1 


21 
638 




3 

6 






46,349 
31,761 
14,277 
13,643 
26,461 
21,S39 












Political ecoDom 














Juris rudence 


14 
23 

1 
25 











108 






t 3,019 




2 


60 
48 
3 
2 
11 












Medical Bdence 




6 


















Natural history and science 
















112 

1 

309 










I 






1 


















4 

15 
















9,963 
9,880 


























13 
35 


30 


1 
1 
20 

1 


129 


14 


43 

84 

93 

3,308 


401 
10 

1 














9,886 


12 


34 


264 


1 




26 


97 










60 
















652 








652 




47 




13 




= 








150 










16 




1,035 




































644 
23,864 
19,347 
19,897 


43 
1,977 
2,821 
3,685 






687 
20,465 
13,424 
22,375 












































68- 




Stack 4 and Juv 


2,991 
0,764 
1,207 


3,085 
1.980 


































































































13,431 
32,375 














































1 
























































663,120 


29,499 


11,078 


5,444 


676,097 


7,090 


13,871 


2,051 


129 


0,393 


13,678 


6,392 


669 


672 


422 


8,930 


696 


1,334 


3,019 


9,886 


424 


2,193 


780 


2,312 


6,281 


464 


4.672 


11,606 


678,949 







when embracing sev<»ral countries, aud collected works of historian 



Class XXIV. does not include the Shakespeare collection of the general library. 
Class XXVIl. Of the total of 13,4-24, there are stored at branches 7,487 volumes. 
Note. — The dates given luthe sjieclal libraries column show the year when these collections we 



s acquired ijy the Library. 



IV., v., VI,, VII,, VIII. ,X. and XI. Include history, geography, biography, belles-lettres, and language of the countries specified. 



t Not yet definitely claBslflod 



Library DepartmeiST. 



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90 



City Document No. 24. 



APPENDIX V. 



CLASSIFICATION. 



Bbanch Libkaries. 
As reported by Custodians of branches January 31, 1905, 



pq 



Roxbury. 



o Si 
o 2 



Reference books 

Genealogy and heraldry 

Biography 

History 

Fine arts, archaeology... 

Geography, travels 

Language 

Literature 

Medicine, hygiene 

Natural science 



Philosophy, ethics, edu 
cation 



Religion, theology. 

Sociology 

Law 



Useful and industrial 
arts 



Amusements, games, 
sports 



Fiction 

Books for the young. 
Bound periodicals. . . 
Unclassifled 



Total. 



403 

12 

1,468 

1,60.0 

313 
1,063 

101 

1,751 

99 

579 

320 

319 

220 

16 

315 

89 

4,768 

2,118 

864 



1,466 

6 

1,583 

2,392 

352 

998 

82 

1,703 

81 

467 

224 
453 
163 
20 

223 

79 

4,348 

2,061 

1,499 

12,177 



413 
1 
l,4i 
1,499 

356 

1,00' 

91 

1,519 

102 

475 

220 

225 

136 

9 

258 

85 
5,503 
2,701 
1,310 

9S0 



368 

23 

1,220 

1,433 

287 

781 

78 

1,525 

95 

422 

191 
185 
138 
17 



3,818 

2,831 

613 

96 



435 

5 

1,361 

1,283 

352 

823 

101 

1,342 

79 

490 

219 

220 

148 

7 



4,108 

2,045 

1,255 

334 



16,423 



30,377 18,378 



14,430 



14,947 



186 

35 

939 

744 

148 

619 

45 

946 

61 

197 

132 

244 
52 
5 

113 

55 

3,660 

589 

1,473 

508 



1,263 

76 

2,603 

3,025 

619 

1,636 

96 

4,150 

286 
1,113 

376 

1,172 

4U 

75 

414 

55 
2,007 
1,881 
3,274 



10,751 



24,532 



440 

3 

1,289 

1,405 



74 

1,525 

116 

514 

234 
267 
146 
22 

257 

85 
4,268 
2,340 
1,478 

66 



375 

5 

1,572 

1,379 

326 

818 

80 

1,505 

91 

503 

233 
236 
141 
25 

219 

82 

4,136 

1,761 

930 

124 



8 

1,352 

1,343 

297 

913 

144 

1,348 



271 
859 
253 

8 

353 

82 

2,513 

2,199 

766 



195 
1 

504 
533 

129 
368 
22 

537 

27 
199 

71 
61 

67 
2 

91 

24 
1,325 
1,604 

284 
24 



15,805 



(14,541 



14,047 



6,0 



APPENDIX VI. 



REGISTRATION DEPARTMENT. 
Statistical Report, February i, 1904 to January 31, 1905. 



CAKDS ISSUED FEBRUARr 1, 1904 — JANUARY 31, 1906. 



Re-Registeations. 



Over Under 



Over Under 



New Registrations. 



Over Under 



Over Under 



Over Under 



Over Under 



— ■a 

r 



Central Library 

Brigliton Branch 

Charlestown Branch 

Dorchester Branch 

East Boston Branch 

Jamaica Plain Branch.. 

Roxbiiry Branch. 

South Bostou Branch... 

South End Branch 

West End Branch 

West Eoxbury Branch. 

Station A 

B 



at Franklin Park. 



21,040 
1,666 
2,369 
3,506 
3,038 
2,960 
4,367 
4,829 
2,23( 
4,139 
1,068 



1.397 
1,553 



ToUls ... 70,i: 



31,616 

2,470 

4,470 

4,888 

6,395 

4,414 

6,730 

6,969 

3,662 

6,926 

1,613 

564 

2,106 

1,158 

463 

637 

2,017 

412 

1,130 

976 

1,214 

624 

971 

2,050 

2,267 

2,277 

1,363 

2,056 

1,070 

911 



1,488 

2,282 
2,S69 
1,287 
1,948 
492 



6,679 3,902 107,610 34,239 73,211 3,073 



21,133 


93 


1,652 


•4 


3,473 


1,104 


3,146 


•360 



4,600 
2,275 



840 
1,515 
3,137 
2,216 
4,094 

698 



7,068 31,091 11,398 



Library Department. 



91 



CLASSIFICATION OF HOLDERS OF "LIVE CARDS" 

JANUARY 31, 1905. 

By Sex and Occupatiox. 



Classes. 



Permanent 
Residents. 



iNon. 
residents. 



Males. 

Over 21 years of age. 

Professional classes 

Teachers 

Students 

Business men , 

Unemployed 

Laborers 

Under 21 years of age. 

Clerks 

Office and errand boys , 

Unemployed , 

Pupils of Latin and High schools 

Pupils of Grammar schools 

Other students 



2,492 


163 


398 


186 


1,624 


1,066 


7,186 


143 


2,140 


409 


372 


11 


1,502 


112 


844 


18 


312 


26 


1,404 


14 


9,126 


16 


322 


72 



Females. 
Over 21 years oj age. 

Professional classes 

Teachers 

Students 

Business women 

Married 

Single, unemployed 

Under 21 years of age. 

Clerks 

Errand girls , 

Unemployed 

Pupils of Latin and High schools 

Pupils of Grammar schools 

Otlier students 

Totals 



418 


116 


1,968 


254 


1,886 


1,623 


4,438 


214 


7,946 


232 


8,420 


594 


1,862 


96 


510 


6 


1,.543 


108 


1,348 


23 


9,236 


41 


289 


83 



' Including persons temporarily sojourning in Boston. 

N.B. — Of the 3,264 teachers' cards issued prior to February 1, 1905, 981 are live 
cards; of these, 727 are held by permanent residents, in addition to their ordinary 
cards (not included in permanent residents' column above), and 254 are held by non- 
residents (which are included in non-residents' column above). 

Of the 1,009 special privilege cards issued prior to February 1, 1905, 309 are live 
cards; 219 are held by permanent residents, and 90 are held by non-residents. 



92 



City Document No. 24. 



By Wards. 



Ward No. 



], 
2 
3, 
4, 
5 
6. 
7, 
8, 
9 
10 
11 
12 
13 






1,542 
1,402 
1,114 
1,206 
1,140 
1,992 
1,587 
4,207 
3,182 
8,612 
5,263 
5,186 
1,686 



01 

be 




^ 


■c 


C 








o 






C3 




■■J 



22,832 


.0675 


22,924 


.0611 


14,564 


.0764 


13,248 


.0911) 


12,840 


.0887 


30,546 


.0652 


14,782 


.1073 


28,817 


.1459 


24,583 


.1274 


22,142 


.3889 


19,275 


.2730 


23,641 


.2193 


22,835 


.07,38 



Ward No. 



14 

15 

16 

17 

18 

19 

20 

21 

22 

23 

24 

25 

Total 



12; -d 



1,923 
2,016 
2,498 
2,360 
2,481 
1,869 
4,390 
4,344 
2,982 
3,075 
3,956 
3,248 



73,211 



Crl 

CB o 

- O 

o p 
Ph 0^ 



21,453 

19,700 
20,017 
25,038 
22,401 
27,178 
32,556 
23,868 
25,610 
23,637 
27,126 
19,279 



560,892 






.0896 
.1023 
. 1342 
.0942 
.1107 
.0687 
.1348 
. 1820 
.1164 
.1300 
.1458 
.1684 



.1805 



Total number of application blanks, borrowers' cards, cer- 
tilicates, etc., filled in, and filed alphabetically each year since 
the present numerical record of borrowers was commenced 
on February 1, 1899: 



1899-1900 


. 58,193 


1900-1901 


. 67,305 


1901-1902 


. 76,394 


1902-1903 


. 71,406 


1903-1904 


. 81,881 


1904-1905 


. 86,856 


Total 


. 442,035 



Library Department. 



93 



APPENDIX VII. 



CIRCULATION OF BOOKS. 
Home Use Only. 



Central Library: 

A, direct 

B, through branches 
and stations 

Brigliton 

Chariestown 

Dorchester 

East Boston 

Jamaica Plain 

Roxbury 

South Boston 

South End 

West End 

West Roxbury 

Station A 

B 

C 

D 

E 

F.... 

G 

H 

J 

K 

L 

Carried forward 



Total Circulation, 
Home Use. 



1903- 
1904, 



1904- 
1905. 



305,172 

113,509 
37,965 
53,442 
61,420 
81,507 
56,571 
85,583 

100,417 
85,586 

138,456 

28,087 

7,036 

40,961 

10,973 

5,400 

9,300 

19,250 

11,033 

9,030 

10,761 

5.773 



299,647 

115,084 
44,851 
60,013 
62,976 
85,542 
55,187 
89,463 
92,278 
90,977 
142,872 
31,508 

7,234 
40,083 
11,855 

5,405 

8,607 
23,621 
11,658 

8,924 
10,773 



From Central 

Library through 

Branches and 

Stations. 

Included in 

Central Library 

Circulation, *' B." 



1903- 
1904. 



891 
1,038 

715 
1,973 
1,290 

695 

929 
1,260 
3,022 
1,415 
1,594 
2,207 
1,884 
2,365 
2,138 
3,947 
3,497 
3,840 
5,265 

1,901 



1904- 
1905 



771 

882 
630 
1,662 
1,120 
956 
684 
1,410 
3,04S 
1,499 
1,910 
1,938 
2,566 
2,903 
2,214 
4,608 
3,325 
4,091 
6,080 

1,469 



From Branches 
through Stations. 

Included in 
Branch Circulation 



1903- 
1904. 



1904- 
1905. 



2 424 



2 505 



3 29 
2447 



'367 



:i,277,232 



1,803,946 



41,866 



43,766 



1,405 



l,3fJ2 



94 



City Document No. 24. 



APPENDIX YU. — Concluded. 



Brought forward 

Station M 

N 

P 

Q 

R 

S 

T 

U 

W 

Y 

Z 

22. 

Cottage Place 

Fort Revere Garrison 

Franklin Park 

Guild St. Elizabeth 

House of Reformation — 

Parental School 

Schools 

Engine-houses 

Institutions, etc 



Total . 



Total Circulation, 
Home Use. 



1903- 
1904. 



,277,232 

9,609 

16,157 

27,420 

16,078 

13,222 

15,696 

10,758 

22,052 

8,767 

7.591 

8,336 

4,069 

1,050 



3,582 
1,564 
2,125 
757 
17,972 



1,464,037 



1904- 
1905 



1,303,946 

9,217 

14,.594 

25,517 

32,345 

14,141 

13,358 

11,166 

23,333 

8,671 

6,438 

7,415 

7,056 

1.000 



4,147 
2,036 
1,753 

766 
22,187 



1,509,086 



1903- 
1904. 



From Central 

Library throue:h 

Branches ancl 

Stations. 
Included in 
Central Library- 
Circulation, "B." 



1904- 
1905 



41,866 
3,403 
6,278 
2,894 
5,317 
4,452 
3,960 
3,290 
6,290 

13,946 
4,036 
2,411 
1,314 



143 



' 9,650 
3,321 



43,766 
2,940 
5,684 
2,483 
5,125 
4,086 
4,129 
3,266 
6,786 

13,052 
3,343 
2,782 
3,350 

194 
1,194 



1 10,100 
2,648 



From Branches 
through Stations. 

Included in 
Branch Circulation 



1903- 
1904, 



1904- 
1905. 



1,405 



* 1,792 



3,197 



1,392 



1,883 

5 25 



3,300 



^ Number sent on deposit. Number used on premises not recorded. 

2 Included in Dorcliester Branch Circulation. 

3 " " Brighton " " 
* " " Roxbury " " 
s " " South Boston " " 



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95 



APPENDIX VIII. 



TRUSTEES FOB FIFTY-THKEE YEARS. 

The Hon. Edward Everett was President of the Board of 
Trustees from 1852 to 1864; George Ticknor in 1865; Wilham 
W. Greenongh, from 1866 to Aprif, 1888 ; from May 7, 1888, 
to May 12, 1888, Prof. Henry AV. Haynes ; Samuel A. B. 
Abbott, May 12, 1888, to April 30, 1895; Hon. F. O. Prince, 
October 8, 1895, to May 8, 1899 ; Hon. Solomon Lincoln has 
served since May 12, 1899. 

The Board for 1852 was a preliminary organization; that for 
1853 made what is called the first annual report. At first it con- 
sisted of one alderman and one common councilman and five 
citizens at large until 1867, when a revised ordinance made it to 
consist of one alderman, two common councilmen, and six citizens 
at large, two of whom retired, unless re-elected, each year, while 
the members from the City Council were elected yearly. In 1878 
the organization of the Board was changed to include one alder- 
man, one councilman, and five citizens at large, as before 1867 : 
and in 1885, by the provisions of the amended city charter, the 
representation of the City Government upon the Board by an 
alderman and a councilman was abolished, leaving the Board 
as at present, consisting of five citizens at large, appointed by the 
Mayor. 



Citizens at large in small capitals. 



Abbott, Samuel A. B., 1879-95. 
Allen, James B., 1852-53. 
Appleton, Thomas G., 1852-57. 
Barnes, Joseph H., 1871-72. 
Benton, Josiah H., Jr., 1894- 

1904. 
Bigelow, Hon. John P., 1852-68. 
BowDiTCH, Henry I., M.D., 1865- 

68. 
BowDiTCH, Henry P., M.D., 1894- 

1902. 
Boyle, Thomas F., 1902-1904. 
Bradlee, John T., 1869-70. 
Bradt, Herman D., 1872-73. 
Braman, Jarvis D., 1868-69. 
Braman, Jarvls D., 1869-72. 
Brown, J. Coffin Jones, 1861-62, 
Burditt, Charles A., 1873-76. 
Carpenter, George O., 1870-71. 
Carr, Samuel, 189.5-96. 
Chase, Geokge B., 1876-85. 
Clapp, William W., Jr., 1864-66. 
Clark, John M., 1855-56. 



Clark, John T., 1873-78. 
Clarke, James Freeman, D.D., 

1878-88. 
Coe, Henry F., 1878. 
Crane, Samuel D., 1860-61. 
CuRTLs, Daniel S., 187.3-75, 
Dennie, George, 1858-60. 
De Nobmandie, James, D.D., 

1895-1904. 
Dickinson, M, F., Jr., 1871-72. 
Drake, Henry A., 1863-64. 
DwiGHT, Thomas, M.D., 1899-1904. 
Erving, Edward S., 1852. 
Everett, Hon, Edward, 1852-64. 
Flynn, James J., 1883, 
Frost, Oliver, 1854-55; 1856-58. 
Frothingham, Eichard, LL.D., 

1875-79. 
Gaffield, Thomas, 1867-68. 
Green, Samuel A,, M.D., 1868-78. 
Greenough, William W., 18.56-88. 
-Guild, Curtis, 1876-77; 1878-79. 
Harris, William G., 1869-70. 



96 



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naynes, Prof. Henry W., 1858-59. 
Haynes, Prof. Henry W., 

1880-95. 
IIiLLARD, Hon. George S., 1872- 

75; 1876-77. 
Howes, Osborne, Jr., 1877-78. 
Ingalls, Melville E., 1870-71. 
.Jackson, Patrick T., 1864-6.5. 
•Tenkins, Edward J., 1885. 
Keith, .James M., 1868-70. 
Kimball, David P., 1874-76. 
Lawrence, .James, 1852. 
Lee, Hon. .John H., 1884r-85. 
Lewis, Weston, 1867-68. 
Lewis, Weston, 1868-79. 
Lewis, Winslow, 1867. 
Lincoln, Hon. Solomon, 1897- 

1904. 
Little, Samuel, 1871-73. 
Messinger, George W., 1855. 
Morse, Godfrey, 1883-84. 
Morton, Hon. Ellis W., 1870- 

73. 
Munroe, Abel B., 1854. 
Xewton, Jeremiah L., 1867-68. 
Niles, Stephen R., 1870-71. 
O'Brien. Hon. Hugh, 1879-82. 
Pease, Frederick, 1872-73. 
Perkins, William E., 1873-74. 
Perry, Lyman, 1852. 
Pierce, Phineas, 1888-94. 
Plummer, Farnham, 1856-57. 
Pope, Benjamin, 1876-77. 



Pope, Richard, 1877-78. 
Pratt, Charles E., 1880-82. 
Prince, Hon. Frederick O., 

1888-99. 
PoTNAM, George, D.D., 1868-77. 
Reed, Sampson, 1852-53. 
Richards, William R., 1889-95. 
Sanger, Hon. George P., 1860-61. 
Sears, Philip H., 1859-60. 
Seaver, Hon. Benjamin, 1852. 
Shepard, Hon. Harvey N., 1878-79. 
Shurtleff, Hon. Nathaniel B., 

1852-68. 
Stebbins, Solomon B., 1882-83. 
Story, Joseph, 1855-56; 1865-67. 
Thomas, Benjamin F., LL.D., 

1877-78. 
TiCKNOR, George, LL.D. ,1852-66. 
Tyler, John S., 1863-64; 1866-67. 
Walker, Francis A., LL.D., 

1896. 
Warren, George W., 1852-54. 
Washburn, Frederick L., 1857-58. 
Whipple, Edwin P., 1868-70. 
Whitmore, William H., 1882-83. 
Whitmore, William H., 1885-88. 
Whitney, Daniel A., 1862-63. 
Whitten, Charles V., 1883-85. 
Wilson, Elisha T., M.D., 1861-63. 
Wilson, George, 1852. 
WiNSOR, Justin, LL.D., 1867. 
Wolcott, Hon. Roger, 1879. 
Wright, Albert J,, 1868-69. 



LIBRARIANS. 



1852 to date. 
(From 1858 to 1877, the chief executive officer was entitled Superintendent.) 

Capen, Edward, Librarian, May 13, 1852-Deoember 16, 1874. 

Jewett, Charles C, Superintendent, 1858-January 9, 1868. 

Winsor, Justin, LL.I)., Superintendent, February 25, 1868-September 

30, 1877. 
Green, Samuel A., M.D., Trustee, Acting Librarian, October 1, 1877- 

September 30, 1878. 
Chamberlain, Mellen, LL.D., Librarian, October 1, 1878-September 

30, 1890. 
D WIGHT, Theodore F., Librarian, April 13, 1892-April 30, 1894. 
Putnam, Herbert, Librarian, February 11, 1895- April 30, 1899. 
Whitney, James L., Acting Librarian, March 31, 1899-December 21, 

1899, Librarian, December 22, 1899-January 31, 1903. 
Wadlin, Horace G., Librarian, February 1, 1903. 



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APPENDIX IX. 



EXAMINING COMMITTEES FOR FIFTY-THREE YEARS. 

The following have served on the Examining Committees for 
the years given. The names in italics are those of Trustees who 
have acted as chairmen of the various committees. The thirty- 
fourth year was from May 1 to December 31, 1885, a period of 
eight months, for which no Examining Committee was appointed. 



Abbott, Hon. J. G., 1870. 

Ahhott, S. A. B., 1880, 1891. 
Adams, Brooks, 1894. 
Adams, Nehemiah, D.D., 1860. 
Adams, William T., 1875. 
Alger, Rev. William R., 1870. 
Allen, Hon. Charles, 1899. 
Amory, Miss Anna S., 1890, 1891. 
Andrew, Hon. John F., 1888. 
Andrews, Augustus, 1892, 1893. 
Appleton, Hon. Nathan, 1851. 
Apthorp, William F., 1883, 1899, 

1900. 
Arnold, Howard P., 1881. 
Arnold, Miss Sarah L., 1902. 
Aspinwall, Col. Thomas, 1860. 
Attwood, Gilbert, 1877. 
Babson, Thomas M., 1900, 1901. 
Bailey, Edwin C, 1861. 
Ball. Joshua D., 1861. 
Bancroft, Robert H., 1891. 
Bangs, Edward, 1887. 
Barnard, James M., 1866. 
Barry, Rev. Richard J., 1895. 
Bartlett, Sidney, 1869. 
Bates, Hon. John L., 1896, 1897. 
Beebe, James M., 1858. 
Beecher, Edward, D.D., 1854. 
Bellows. Mrs. John A., 1903, 1904. 
Bent, Samuel Arthur, 1890, 1891. 
Bigelow, Jacob, M.D., 18.57. 
Bigeloio, Hon. John P., 1856. 
Blagden, George W., D.D., 1856. 
Blake, J. Bapst, M.D., 1897, 1898. 
Blake, John G., M.D., 1883, 1891. 
Blake, Mrs. Mary E., 1894, 1900, 

1901. 
Bodfish, Rev. Joshua P., 1879, 

1891. 
Bowditch, Alfred, 1899, 1900. 
Bowditch, Henry I., M.D., 1855. 
Bowditch, Henri/ I., M.D., 1865. 
Bowditch, Henry P., M.D., 1881. 
Bowditch, J. Ingersoll, LL.D., 

1855. 



Bowman, Alfonso, 1867. 
Bowne, Prof. Borden P., 1896, 1897. 
Bradford, Charles F., 1868. 
Bragg, Hon. Henry W., 1898, 1899. 
Brewer, Thomas M., 1865. 
Briggs, Frank H., 1903, 1904. 
Brimmer, Hon. Martin, 1890, 1891. 
Brooks, Phillips, D.D., 1871. 
Brown, Allen A., 1894. 
Brown, Francis H., M.D., 1899, 

1900. 
Browne, Alexander Porter, 1891. 
Browne, Causten, 1876. 
Buckingham, Charles E., M.D., 

1872. 
Burdett, Everett W., 1896, 1897. 
Burroughs, Rev. Henry, Jr., 1869. 
Byrne, Very Rev. William, 1899, 

1900. 
Carpenter, Rev. Carlos C, 1901, 

190-2. 
Carr, Samuel, 1894. 
Carruth, Herberts., 1892. 
Chadwick, James R., M.D., 1877. 
Chamberlain, Mellen, LL.D., 1894. 
Chaney, Rev. George L., 1868. 
Chase, George B., 1876. 
Chase, George B., 1877, 1885. 
Cheever, David W., M.D., 1894. 
Cheever, Miss Helen, 1896, 1897. 
Cheney, Mrs. Ednah D., 1881. 
Clapp, William W. Jr., 1864. 
Clarke, James Freeman, D.D., 1877. 
Clarke, James Freeman, D.D., 1882. 
Clement, Edward H., 1894, 1895. 
Coale, George O. G., 1892, 1893. 
Colby, John H., 1900, 1901. 
Collar, William C, 1874. 
Collar, Mrs. William C, 1900, 1901. 
CoUeton, Miss Eleanor M., 1904. 
Collins, Hon. Patrick A., 1898, 

1899. 
Concannon, JohnS., 1903, 1904. 
Connolly, Rev. Arthur T., 1898, 

1899. 



98 



City Document No. 24. 



Coolidge, J. Randolph, Jr., 1904. 
Corbett, Hon. Joseph J., 1896, 

1807. 
Cudworth, Warren H., D.D., 1878. 
Curtis, Charles P., 1862. 
Curtis, Daniel S., 1872. 
Curtis, Thomas B., M.D., 1874. 
Gushing, Thomas, 1885. 
Dalton, Charles H., 1884. 
Dana, Samuel T., 1857. 
Davis, James C, 1899, 1900. 
Dean, Benjamin, 187.S. 
Denny, Henry G., 1876. 
Derby, Hasket, M.D., 1895, 1896. 
Devine, William H., M.D., 1902, 

190.3. 
Dewart, Mrs. William H., 1901, 

190^. 
Dexter, Henry M., D.D., 1866. 
Dillingham, Rev. Pitt, 1886. 
Dix, James A., 1860. 
Doherty, Philip J., 1888. 
Dolan, Arthur W., 1904. 
Dolan, Rev. F. X., 1901, 1902. 
Dole, Rev. Charles P., 1901, 1902. 
Donahoe, Patrick, 1869. 
Donald, E. Winchester, D.D., 1898, 

1899. 
Donnelly, Charles F., 1899, 1900. 
Donovan, Edward J., 1902. 
Donovan, William F., 1904. 
Doogue, William J., Jr., 190.3, 1904. 
Dreyfus, Mrs. Carl, 1901, 1902. 
Dunphy, James W., 1900, 1901. 
Durant, Henry P., 1863. 
Duryea, Joseph T., D.D., 1880. 
Dwi'ght, John S., 1868. 
Dwight, Thomas, M.D., 1880, 
Eastburn, Manton, D.D., 1863. 
Eaton, William S., 1887. 
Edes, Henry H., 1886. 
Eliot, Samuel, LL.D., 1868. 
Ellis, Arthur B., 1888, 1889. 
Ellis, Calvin, M.D., 1871. 
Ellis, George E., D.D., 1881. 
Endicott, William, Jr., 1878. 
Ensworth, William H., M.D., 1898, 

1899. 
Ernst, Carl W., 1897, 1898. 
Evans, George W., 1887, 1888, 1889. 
Everett, Sidney, 1895. 
Fallon, Hon. Joseph D., 1899, 1900. 
Farlow, John W., M.D., 1892, 1893. 
Field, Miss Gretchen, 1898. 
Field, Walbridge A., LL.D., 1866. 
Fields, James T., LL.D., 1872. 
Fitz, Reginald H., 1879. 
Fitz, Walter Scott, 1894. 
Foote, Rev. Henry W., 1864. 
Foster, Frank K., 1904. 
Fowle, William F., 1864. 
Freeland, Charles W., 1867. 
Frost, Oliver, 1854. 



Frothincjham, Richard^LL.D., 1876. 
Furness, Horace Howard, LL.D., 

1882. 
Gannett, Ezra S., D.D., 1855. 
Gargan, Thomas J., 1899, 1900. 
Gargan, Mrs. Thomas J., 1901, 

1902. 
Garland, Mrs. Francis P., 1904. 
Garland, George M., M.D., 1895, 

1896. 
Gay, George H., 1876. 
Gerry, E. Peabody, M.D., 1902, 

1903. 
Gilchrist, Daniel S., 1872. 
Gordon, George A., D.D., 1885, 

1899, 1900. 
Gould, A. A., M.D., 1864. 
Grant, Robert, 1884. 
Gray, John C, LL.D., 1877, 1902, 

1903. 
Green, Samuel A., M.I)., 1868. 
Green, Samuel S., 189.5. 
Greenoucjh, William W., 1858, 1874 

1883, 1886. 
Grinnell, Charles E., 1874. 
Hale, Edward E., D.D., 1858. 
Hale, Mrs. George S., 1887, 1888. 
Hale, Moses L., 1862. 
Hale, Philip, 1893. 
Hamlin, Charles S., 1902, 1903. 
Haskins, Rev. George F., 1865. 
Hassam, John T., 1885. 
Hayes, Hon. F. B., 1874. 
Haynes, Prof. Henry W., 1879. 
Haynes, Prof. Henry IF., 188 1,1884. 
Hay ward, George, M.D., 1863. 
Heard, John, Jr., 1888, 1889, 1891. 
Heard, John T., 1853. 
Hellier, Charles E., 1895. 
Hemenway, Alfred, 1898, 1899. 
Herford, Brooke, D.D., 1884. 
Herrick, Samuel E., D.D., 1888, 

1889. 
Hersey, Miss Heloise E., 1895,1896. 
Higginson, Francis L., 1899, 1900. 
Higginson, Thomas W., LL.D., 

1883. 
Hill, Clement Hugh, 1880. 
Hillard, Hon. George S., 18.53. 
Hillard, Hon. George S., 1873. 
Hills, Thomas, 1898, 1899. 
Hodges, Richard M., M.D., 1870. 
Holmes, Edward J., 1881, 1884. 
Holmes, Oliver W., M.D., 1858. 
Holmes, Oliver W., Jr., LL.D. ,1882. 
Homans, Charles D., M.D., 1867. 
Homans, Mrs. Charles D., 1885, 

1886, 1887. 
Homer, George, 1870. 
Homer, Peter T., 1857. 
Horton, Rev. Edward A., 1899, 

1900. 
Hubbard, James M., 1891. 



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99 



Hubbard, William J., 1858. 
Hudson, John E., 1895, 1896. 
Hunnewell, James F., 1880, 1893, 

1894. 
Hutchins, Miss Emma, 1895, 1896. 
Hyde, George B., 1879. 
Irwin, Miss Agnes, 1894. 
Jeffries, B. Joy, M.D., 1809. 
Jeffries, William A., 1893. 
Jenkins, Charles E., 1879. 
Jenney, Bernard, 1901, 1902. 
Jewell, Hon. Harvey, 1863. 
Jewett, Miss Sarah Orne, 1900, 

1901. 
Johnson, Rev. Robert F., 1900, 

1901. 
Jordan, Eben D., 1873. 
Kellen, William V., 1901, 1902. 
Kidder, Henry P., 1870. 
Kimball, David P., 1874. 
Kimball, Henry H., 1865. 
Kirk, Edward N., D.D., 1859. 
Lathrop, Hon. John, 1903. 
Lawrence, Hon. Abbott, 1853. 
Lawrence, Abbott, 1859. 
Lawrence, Miss Harrietts S., 1890. 
Lawrence, James, 1855. 
Lee, Miss Alice, 1889, 1890, 1891. 
Lee, Hon. John H., 1897, 1898. 
Lewis, Weston, 1872, 1878. 
Lincoln, Hon. Frederick W., 1856. 
Lincoln, Hon. Solomon, 1886. 
Little, James L., 1864. 
Lombard, Prof. Josiah L., 1868. 
Loring, Hon. Charles G., 1855. 
Lothrop, Loring, 1866. 
Lowell, A. Lawrence, 1897, 1898. 
Lowell, Augustus, 1883. 
Lowell, Daniel O. S., 1902, 1903. 
Lowell, Edward J., 1885. 
Lunt, Hon. George, 1874. 
Lyman, George H., M.D., 1885. 
McCleary, Samuel F., 1890. 
McDonald, Miss Anna Sprague, 

1903, 1904. 
McLaughlin, Edward A., 1903, 

1904. 
McNulty, Rev. John J., 1896, 1897. 
Manning, Rev. Jacob M., 1801. 
Mason, Rev. Charles, 1857. 
Mason, Miss Ellen F., 1898, 1899. 
Mason, Frank S., 1899, 1900. 
Mason, Robert M., 1869. 
Maxwell, J. Audley, 1883. 
Metcalf, Rev. Theodore A., 1888, 

1889. 
Minns, Thomas, 1864. 
Minot, Francis, 1806. 
Morison, Miss Mary, 1892, 1893, 

1895. 
Morrill, Charles J., 1885. 
Morrison, William A., M.D., 1901, 

1902. 



Morse, John T., Jr., 1879. 
Morse, Robert M., Jr., 1878. 
Morton, Hon. Ellis W., 1871. 
Morton, Johnson, 1901, 1902. 
Madge, Hon. E. R., 1871. 
Neale, Rollin II., D.D., 1853. 
Noble, John, 1882, 1899, 1900. 
Norcross, Otis, 1880. 
(.rBrien, Hon. Hugh, 1879. 
O'Callaghan, John J., 1895. 
O'Reilly, John Boyle, 1878. 
O'Reilly, Miss Mary Boyle, 1902, 

1903. 
Otis, George A., 1860. 
Paddock, Rt. Rev. Benjamin H., 

1876. 
Parker, Charles Henry, 1888, 1889. 
Parker, William L., 1900, 1901. 
Parker, Mrs. William L, 1897, 

1898. 
Parkman, Henry, 1885, 
Parks, Rev. Leighton, 1882, 1896, 

1897. 
Perkins, Charles C, 1871. 
Perry, Thomas S., 1879, 1882, 1883, 

1884, 1885, 1890, 1891. 
Phillips, John C, 1882. 
Phillips, Jonathan, 1854. 
Pierce, Hon. Henry L., 1891. 
Pingree, Miss Lalia B., 1894. 
Plant, Mrs. Thomas G., 1904. 
Prescott, William H., LL. D., 1853. 
Prince, Hon. F. O., 1888, 1889, 

1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1895, 1896. 
Putnam, George, 1900, 1901. 
Putnam, George, D.D., 1870. 
Putnam, Hon. John P., 1865. 
Putnam William L., 1898, 1899. 
Randall, Charles M., M.D., 1884. 
Ratshesky, Abraham C, 1904. 
Reed, Henry R., 1899, 1900. 
Rice, Hon. Alexander H., 1860. 
Robbins, Elliott, M.D., 1893. 
Roberts, Rev. W. Dewees, 1899, 

1900. 
Roche, James Jeffrey, 1898, 1899. 
Rockwell, Miss Maud M., 1902, 

1903. 
Rogers, Prof. William B., 1861. 
Rollins, J. Wingate, 1888, 1889. 
Ropes, John C, LL. D., 1872. 
Rotch, Benjamin S., 1863. 
Rowe, Henry S., 1903, 1904, 
Runkle, Prof. J. D., 1882. 
Russell, Samuel H., 1880. 
Sampson, O. H., 1892, 1893. 
Sanger, Hon. George P., 1860. 
Scates, Mrs. Edward C, 1904. 
Searle, Charles P., 1898, 1899. 
Sears, J. Montgomery, 1903, 1904. 
Seaver, Edwin P., 1881. 
Shattuck, George B., M.D., 1904. 
Sheldon, N. Louis, 1903, 1904. 



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City Document No. 24. 



Shepard, Hon. Harvey K, 1888, 

1889. 
Sherwin, Mrs. Thomas, 189.3, 1894. 
Shurtleff, Hon. Nathaniel B., 1857. 
Smith, Azariah, 1895, 1896. 
Smith, Charles C, 187.3. 
Smith, Mrs. Charles C, 1881, 1886. 
Smith, Miss Mimia, 1892. 
Sowdon, A. J. C, 1892, 1893. 
Sprague, Charles J., 1859. 
Sprague, Mrs. Henry H., 1899, 

1900. 
Sprague, Homer B., 1882. 
Stedman, C. Ellery, M.D., 1888. 
Stevens, Gen. Hazard, 1903, 1904. 
Stevens, Oliver, 1858. 
Stevenson, Hon. J. Thomas, 1856. 
Stockwell, S. N., 1861. 
Stone, Col. Henry, 1885, 1886, 1887. 
Storrow, Mrs. James J., 1902, 1903. 
Story, Joseph, 1856. 
Sullivan, Richard, 1883, 1884. 
Supple, Rev. James N., 1903, 1904. 
Teele, John O., 1886. 
Tetlow, Mrs. John, 1902, 1903. 
Thaxter, Adam W., 1855. 
Thayer, Rev. George A., 1875. 
Thayer, Rev. Thomas B., 1862. 
Thomas, Benjamin F., LL.D., 1875. 
Thomas, Seth J., 1856. 
Ticknor, Miss Anna E., 1891. 
Ticknor, George, LL.D., 1853, 1854, 

1855, 1859, 1863, 1866. 
TiUinghast, Caleb B., 1895, 1896. 
Tobey, Hon. Edward S., 1862. 
Todd, William C, 1894. 
Trueblood, Rev. Benjamin F., 1904. 
Turner, Miss Frances H., 1899,1900. 
Tuttle, Lucius, 1903, 1904. 
Twomblv, Alexanders., D.D.,1883, 

1884. 
Updike, D. B., 1900, 1901. 



Upham, J. Baxter, M.D., 1865. 
Vibbert, Rev. George H., 1873. 
Vinton, Frederick P., 1903, 1904. 
Wadlin, Horace G., 1899, 1900. 
Wales, George W., 1875. 
Walley, Hon. .Samuel H., 1862. 
Walsh, Rev. James A., 1902, 1903. 
Ward, Rev. Julius 11., 1882. 
Ware, Charles E., M.D., 1875. 
Ware, Darwin E., 1881. 
Ware, Mrs. Darwin E., 1899, 1900. 
Warner, Herman J., 1867. 
Warren, Hon. Charles H., 1859. 
Warren, J. Collins, M.D., 1878, 1904. 
Waters ton, Rev. Robert C, 1867. 
Weissbein, Louis, 1893. 
Wells, Mrs. Kate G., 1877. 
Wells, Samuel, 1900, 1901. 
Wendell, Prof. Barrett, 1895, 1896. 
Wharton, William F., 1886. 
Whelton, Daniel A., 1904. 
Whipple, Edwin P., 1869. 
Whitmore, William H., 1887. 
Whitney, Daniel H., 1862. 
Whitney, Henry A., 1873. 
Wightman, Hon. Joseph M., 1859. 
Williams, Harold, M.D., 1888, 1889, 

1890. 
Williamson, William C, 1881. 
Williamson, Mrs. William C, 1897, 

1898. 
Wilson, Elisha T., M.D., 1861. 
Winsor, Justin, LL.D., 1867. 
Winthrop, Hon. Robert C, 1854. 
Winthrop, Robert C, Jr., 1887. 
Wood, Frank, 1897, 1898. 
Wood, Miss Maria E., 1900, 1901. 
Woodbury, Charles Levi, 1871. 
Woolson, Mrs. Abba Gould, 1888, 

1889. 
Wright, Hon. Carroll D., 1884. 



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APPENDIX X. 



SCHEDULE OF LIBRARY SERVICE. 



Note. —This schedule has been brought down to May 1, 1905. 



Summary. 



Central Library 

Branches and readino; rooms 



193 Men, 104 Women, 89 

82 " 18 " 64 



275 122 153 

Evening and Sunday service, Central Library, *105. 
Sunday service, branches, 42. 

Extra assistance is employed at the branches. 



EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT. 



Name. 


Entered. 




Wadlin, Horace G. . 


1903 


Librarian. 


Fleischner, Otto 


1891 


Ass't Librarian. 


Nichols, Adelaide A. 


1868 


Auditor. 


Deery, Delia Jean 


1891 




Learned, Lucie A. 


1891 




t Moonev, George V. 


1889 




Dixon, Robert F. X. 


1902 




** Bicknell, Margaret M. . 


1896 




** Berran, Mary A. C. 


1902 




Guinan, Thomas H. . 


1901 




Lee, Charles 0. 


1904 




CATALOGUE I 


)EPAIITMENT 




Hunt, Edward B. 


1883 


Chief. 


If Swift, Lindsay 


1878 




Chevalier, Samuel A. 


1894 




Murdoch, .John 


1896 




Perry, Thomas S. 


1902 




Rice, Edwin F. 


1885 




Tenney, Mary A. 


1897 




Gould, Ida W. 


1884 




Hinckley, George L. 


1903 





* Servins; from three to seven evenings a week each. The total number of positions 
is 39, evenings; 47, Sundays. , 

** Auditor's Assistant. fCuslodian of Stock-room. IT Editor Library Publica- 
tions. 



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Name. 


Entered. 




Bartlett, Mary R. . . . 


1897 




Coolidge, Elsie W. . 


1903 




Cutler, Dora L. 


1887 




Durand, Susan M. . . . 


1900 




Leavitt, Luella K. . 


1895 




Mackay, Susan H. . 


1901 




Taylor, Lucien E. . 


1903 




Brennan, Thomas Francis . 


1890 




Lilienthal, Flora N. . 


1902 




Whitman, Frances N. A. . 


1903 




Campbell, M. Theresa 


1902 




Sullivan, Jeremiah J. 


1900 




Horgau, John J. 


1902 




ORDERING DEPARTMENT. 




Macurdy, Theodosia E. 


1889 


Chief. 


Frinsdorff, Emily 0. . 


1894 




Cashing, Helen G. . 


1905 




Goddard, Mrs. Frances H. 


1892 




Collins, Margaret F. . 


1901 




Cunniff, Nellie L. 


1895 




Maiers, WilHam C, Jr. 


1897 




Sanford, Emma D. . 


1902 




Daly, Gertrude B. . 


1901 




Twamsley, Colhn R . 


1904 




SHELF DEP 


ARTMENT. 




Roffe, William G. T. . 


1881 




Locke, John F. 


1894 




Connor, George H. . 


1891 




Reardon, John H. 


1896 




Eberhart, John . 


1894 




McCarthy, Michael, Jr. 


1892 




Ward, Joseph W. 


1891 




Muckensturm, Matthew 


1899 




Lucid, John F. . 


1893 




Gorham, Katharine J. 


1902 




Hennessey, Alice M. . 


1901 




Meehan, Michael J. . 


1901 




Doonan, Anna G. 


1903 




Waldron, John J. A. . 


1903 




BATES 


HALL. 




Bierstadt, Oscar A. . 


1899 


Custodian 


Buckley, Pierce E. 


1891 




Doyle, Agnes C. 


1885 




Forsyth, Walter G. . 


1902 




Conroy, Michael J. . 


1897 





Library Department. 



103 



Name. 

Murphy, Annie G. 
Downey, John Gr. 
Herekson, Charles E. 



Entered. 

1888 
1904 
1903 



SPECIAL LIBRARIES. 



Washburn, Frank De W. 
Barton, Marguerite 
Currier, Mary T. 
Prouty, Louise . 
Cassidy, Margaret L. 
Kelly, Charlotte H. 
Doyle, James L. 
Athridge, John W. 
Brunt, John J. . 
Mclnnis, Victor 
Mackin, Timothy J. 
Desmond, John P. 



1904 
1900 
1905 
1902 
1895 
1895 
1900 
1904 
1904 
1903 
1903 
1905 



DOCUMENTS DEPARTMENT. 



Whitney, James L. 
Wheeler, Horace L. . 
Rosenberg, Morris J. 
McGowan, William A. 



1869 
1900 
1901 
1903 



Chief. 



Wendte, Frederika 
MuUoney, William J. 



PERIODICAL ROOM. 

1895 
1892 



Serex, Frederic . 
Ennis, William J. 



NEWSPAPER ROOM. 

1895 
1900 



PATENT ROOM AND NEWSPAPER FILES. 



Keenan, Matthew T. 
Gelpke, Charles H. 
Sullivan, James L. 



1896 
1903 
1902 



Blaisdell, Frank C. 
Sheridan, Mary C. 
Cuttlin, M. Florence 
Richards, Florence F 
Shumway, Marion H 
Dowling, S. Jennie 
Reynolds, Mary A. 



ISSUE DEPARTMENT. 

1876 
1881 
1892 
1875 
1895 
1895 
1894 



Chief 



104 



City Document No. 24. 



Name. 




Entered. 




Wiechmann, Catherine A. . . 1895 




Williams, Grace 




1895 




Zaugg, Joanna . 




1895 




Bryce, Jean M. . 




1898 




Cole, Grace E. . 




1897 




Fogel, Axel Z. . 




1902 




Hagerty, Mary E. 




1897 




Olson, Alpliild . 




1895 




Quinlan, George H. . 




1901 




Shaiighnessy, Mary A. 




1897 




Williams, Eleanor M. 




1899 




Day, Josephine E. 




1899 




Burke, Mary JM. 




1904 




Ennis, Flora A. 




1904 




Hayes, Clement T. 




1903 




Jones, Clara L. 




1904 




Kiley, Mary G. 




1903 




McLaughlin, Alice 




1902 




Mulvaney, Mary E. . 




1904 




McNeil, Anna M. 




1903 




Rogers, Anna F. 




1903 




Walsh, Katherine E. 




1903 




Zaugg, Julia R. 




1903 




ISSUE DEPARTMENT, CHILDREN' 


S ROOM. 


* Jordan, Alice M. . . . 1900 




Daly, Margaret C. . . . 1895 




Ethier, Lillian E. . . . 1895 




Hersey, Edna M. . . . 1898 




REGISTRATION DEPARTMENT. 


Keenan, John J. . . . 1885 


* 


Murray, Ella K. . . . 1886 




Hannigan, Frank J. . . . 1898 




Barry, Margaret M. . . . 1897 




PRINTING DEPARTMENT. 




Lee, Francis W. . . . 1894 


Chief. 


Geyer, Willfried H. . 




1896 


Pressman. 


Boyle, Mary T. M. . 




1903 


Compositor. 


Land, Annie F. 




1896 


( ( 


Munson, Minnie A. . 




1902 


u 


O'Keefe, Charles J. . 




1899 


Job pressman 


Walsh, John E. 




1903 


Apprentice. 


BINDERY. 




Ryder, Frank . . . . 1883 


Foreman. 


Collins, Dennis J. . . . 1887 


Finisher. 




*In cL 


irge. 





Library Departme:nt. 



105 



Name. 

Lofstrum, Konrad A. 
Cellarius, Theodore W. 
Connell, William 
Conolly, John F. 
Doyle, Michael J. 
Eichhoru, Maximilian L. 
Hoeffner, George 
Murphy, John F. 
Ochs, Alfred G-. 
Sullivan, J. Henry 
Watson, John H. 
Hemstedt, William P 
O'Brien, John J. 
Grady, Leo J. . 
Carroll, Margery H. 
Barrett, Margaret A. 
Carroll, Bessie R. 
Denney, Ida G. 
Doiron, Joanna 
Doyle, Carrie C. 
Kiley, Margaret J. 
McElaney, Mary T. 
Moriarty, Mary G. 
Nolen, Sarah 
Parrow, Susan G. 
Potts, Ellen F. . 
Soule, Ellen E. . 



Niederauer, Henry 
• McCready, Alexander 
Malone, John P. 
Zittell, George, Jr. 
Herland, Nils J. 
Lacey, Garrett . 
Moran, John A. 
Karlson, Charles W. 
Williams, John L. 
Berrane, Edward 
Frye, Henry W. 
Kelle}^, James J. 
Murphy, Charles W. 
McCarty, Dennis 
McGee, Alexander D 
Lawrence, John A. 
Hanna, William T. 
Cole, William E. 
Graham, Henry J. 
Lufkin, Ernest S. 



Entered. 




1892 


Finisher. 


1892 


Forwarder. 


1904 




1900 




1902 




1904 




1891 




1883 




1900 




1898 




1902 




1883 


Pressman. 


1902 


Apprentice. 


1904 


Runner. 


1902 


Clerk. 


1903 


Sewer. 


1903 


(( 


1902 


;; 


1896 


a 


1900 


a 


1889 


it 


1902 


a 


1875 


a 


1891 


'• 


1903 


u 


1892 


(( 


1891 


(( 


i DEPARTMENT. 


1894 


Chief Engineer. 


1895 


Engineer. 


1895 


u 


1891 


(( 


1895 


Fireman. 


1904 


u 


1894 


u 


1896 


Book Motors. 


1886 


Janitor. 


1903 


u 


1898 


(.i 


1900 


u 


1904 


(( 


1888 


Watchman . 


1896 


Painter. 


1898 


Carpenter. 


1895 


Marble polisher 


1898) 


Elevator and 


1903 [ 


coat-room 


1901 ) 


attendants. 



106 



City Document No. 24. 



BRANCH DEPARTMENT. 



Name. 

Ward, Langdon L. 
Kueffner, Cecilia W. 
Stevens, Alice V. 
Adams, Amy W. 
Heimann, Otto A. 
Morse, Maud M. 
Kiernan, Letitia M. 
McCarthy, Marion A 
Maier, Joseph A. 
Brown, Richard 
Fazakas, Chester A. S 
Gallagher, George W. 



Entered. 

1896 
1898 
1899 
1903 
1890 
1877 
1895 
1895 
1892 
1898 
1901 
1903 



Supervisor of Branches 
and Stations. 



Hall, Belle S. . 
Conley, Ellen F. 
Watson, Geneva 
O'Neil, Thomas J. 



BRIGHTON BRANCH. 

1895 
1891 
1904 
1902 



Custodian. 



Janitor. 



CHARLESTOWN BRANCH. 



Cart^e, EUzabeth F. . 
Livermore, Mrs. Susan E 
Reagen, Elizabeth R. 
Donovan, Annie M. . 
Kelly, Mary L. . 
Sullivan, Ellen L. 
Smith, Thomas E. . 



1886 
1885 
1895 
1899 
1904 
1903 
1874 



Custodian. 



Janitor. 



DORCHESTER BRANCH. 



Reed, Mrs. Elizabeth T. 
Griffith, Mary E. 
Donovan, Mary G. 
Kellogg, Grace E. 
SulHvan, Mary M. 
Halligan, John F. 



1873 
1886 
1891 
1898 
1902 
1902 



Custodian. 



Janitor. 



EAST BOSTON BRANCH. 



Walkley, Ellen 0. 
Wing, Alice M. 
Brackett, Marian W 
Bethune, Florence M 
Bickford, Lillian A. 
Matthews, Everett F 
Donnelly, James J. 



1897 
1873 
1897 
1903 
1891 
1900 
1904 



Custodian. 



Janitor. 



Library Department. 



107 



JAMAICA PLAIN BRANCH. 

Name. Entered. 



Swain, Mary P. 


1877 


Custodian 


Riley, Nellie F. 


1878 




Albert, Katie F. 


1892 




McEtlrick, Alice 


1902 




Kenney, Thoiaas H. . 


1897 


Janitor. 



ROXBURY BRANCH. 



Bell, Helen M. 


1878 


Custodian 


Puffer, Dorothy 


1878 




Berry, Martha L. C. . 


1883 




Griggs, Sarah W. 


1886 




Connell, Gertrude L. . 


1903 




Kiley, Catherine F. . 


1904 




Monahan, William 


1883 


Janitor. 


SOUTH BOSTON BRANCH. 




Robinson, Alice M. . . . 1902 


Custodian 


Eaton, Ellen A. 


1873 




Sampson, Idalene L. . 


1878 




McQuarrie, Annie C. . 


1894 




Orcutt, Alice B. 


1887 




Baker, Joseph . 


1872 


Janitor. 


SOUTH END BRANCH. 




Sheridan, Margaret A. . . 1875 


Custodian 


Rogan, Katharine S. . 


1896 




Lynch, Emma F. 


1885 




Meehan, Margaret F. . 


1893 




Toy, May C. . 


1903 




Gillis, Thomas H. 


1902 




Busby, James H. 


1904 


Janitor. 


WEST END BRANCH. 




Davis, Mrs. Eliza R. . • . 1877 


Custodian 


Barton, Margaret S. . 


1885 




Forbes, George W. . 


1896 




Kiley, Mary E. 


1896 




Mooney, Katharine G. 


1885 




Millmeister, Rebecca 


1899 




Riley, Mary E. 


1891 




Menaker, Naaman 


1903 




Prout, William C. . 


1902 




Sullivan, Daniel J. . 


1898 


Janitor. 



108 City Document No. 24. 



WEST ROXBURY BRANCH. 

Name. Entered. 

Morse, Carrie L. . . . 1890 Custodian. 

Willis, Rebecca E. . . . 1903 

Schwartz, Edwai-d . . . 1904 .Janitor. 

DELIVERY STATIONS. 
Station. 

A. Lower Mills Reading Room Hill, M. Addie Custodian. 

Moiilton, John W Janitor. 

B. Roslindale Reading Room Murray, Grace L Custodian. 

Regan, Alice M Assistant. 

Stackpole, Freeland E Janitor. 

C. South End Reading Room Cross, Laura M Custodian. 

D. Mattapan Reading Room Capewell, Mrs. Emma G. , Custodian. 

E. Neponset Delivery Station Savil, Susan Custodian. 

F. Mt. Bowdoin Reading Room.. .Fairbrother,Mrs. Eliz.G., Custodian. 

Wetlierald, Isabel E Assistant. 

G. Allston Delivery Station Howe, W. A., & Co Custodians. 

H. Ashmont Delivery Station Weymouth, Clara E Custodian. 

J. Dorchester Sta. Delivery Sta. . .Sexton, Mrs. Annie M. . .Custodian. 

L. No. Brighton Reading Room. . . Muldoon, Katherine F. . .Custodian. 

M. Crescent Ave. Delivery Station. . Smith Brothers Custodians. 

N. Mt. Pleasant Reading Room. . . Witherell, Anna M Custodian. 

P. Broadway Extension Reading j Stewart, Cora L Custodian. 

Room ( Barnett, Florence Assistant. 

Q. Upham's Corner Reading Room. Brick, Mary L Custodian. 

R. Warren St. Delivery Station. . .Smith, H. De Forrest. . . .Custodian. 
S. Roxb'y Crossing Reading Room. Y'eaton, E. Christine. ... Custodian. 

T. Boylston Delivery Station Peirce, George L Custodian. 

U. Ward Nine Delivery Station . . .McGrath, Amelia F Custodian. 

W. Industrial School Delivery Sta. . Guerrier, Edith Custodian. 

Y. Andrew Square Reading Room. Marshall, Jeanette M. . . .Custodian. 

Buckner, Thomas Janitor. 

Z. Orient HeightsReading Room . . McDougall, Helen M Custodian. 

22. North Street Reading Room. . .Boggiano, Iside Custodian. 



Evening and Sunday Service. 

Central lAhrary. 
Bates Hall. — Officers in charge : Frank C. Blaisdell, Samuel 
A. Chevalier, Edward B. Hunt, Lindsay Swift. Assistanls : John 
Murdoch, William C T. Roft'e, David L. Williams. Central desk : 
Thomas F. Brennan, George H. Connor, John J. Keenan, John 
H. Reardon; David L. Williams. Care of reference books : 
Charles W. Dolan, Fernald Hutchins, Joseph A. Maier, Michael 
J. Meehan, Morris J. Rosenberg, Paul J. Schnabel. Collectors of 
slips : Joseph B. Compton, Bradley Jones, Charles V. IMansfield, 
Eclward T. O'Keefe, Prescott F. Sale, Aram Tatian, Frederick 
H. Toye. liunners : Joseph B. Compton, Louis W. Hickey, 
Edward T. O'Keefe, Richard F. O'Toole, Holman Pearl. 

Issue Department. — Officers in charge: Frank C. Blaisdell, 
Pierce Vj. Buckley, John H. Reardon. Receivers of hooks: 



Library Department. 109 

Thomas F. Brennan, George H. Couuor, Michael McCarthy, Jr., 
Joseph W. Ward. Deliverer of books : Fred W. Blaisdell. 
Care of hidicator : Michael J. Conroy, John L. McKiernan, 
James L. Maguinness, Matthew Muckeusturm, George H. Quinlau. 
Assistants at indicator : Edward E. Bruce, Axel Z. Fogel, Max 
H. Newman, Sylvester P. Russell, Frederick H. Toye. Care of 
slips: Otto A. Heimann, Joseph A. Maier, Harry F. Mayer, 
George H. Quinlan. Desk attendants: Thomas H. Guinan, 
Peter V. McFarland, Harry F. Mayer, Matthew Muckensturm, 
George H. Quinlau. Care of tubes and cars : Charles D. Campbell, 
Robert F. X. Dixon, Charles W. Dolan, James L. Doyle, Thomas 
G. Goodwin, Thomas H. Guinan, Michael J. Meehan, Frank T. 
Sullivan, Jeremiah J. Sullivan. Bookcase attendant : Thomas G. 
Goodwin. Runners: Edward J. Berran, Howard C. Blake, 
Henry A. Boyle, Walter M. Broderick, Richard Brown, Edward 
E. Bruce, George G. Bulfinch, Jr., Joseph R. Dunn, Timothy J. 
Connors, Charles W. Dolan, Michael J. Downey, Charles H. 
Gelpke, Thomas H. Gillis, Thomas G. Goodwin, Frank P. Hagerty, 
Clement T. Hayes, William P. Hemstedt, Jr., Louis W. Hickey, 
John Horgan, Bradley Jones, John T. Logan, Daniel M. Lyons, 
William A. McGowan, James J. L. McSorley, Archer C. Nichols, 
Bartholomew J. O'Brien, Richard F. O'Toole, James E. Rush, 
Sylvester P. Russell, Prescott F. Sale, Nathaniel A. Sherman, 
Frank T. Sullivan, James J. Sullivan, Aram Tatian. Children's 
room attendants: Mary A. C. 'Berran, Margaret C. Daly, Lillian 
E. Ethier, Maud M. Morse, Marion H. Shumway, Joanna Zaugg, 
Extra attendants: William P. Hemstedt, Thomas G. Goodwin, 
AVilliam P. Hemstedt, Jr., INIax H. Newman, Thornton T. Pen- 
rose, James J. Sullivan, Frederick H. Toye. 

Special Libraries. — In charge of Darton Library: Francis 
W. Lee, Louise Prouty, David L. Williams. Assistants : Michael 
J. Downey, Walter J. Lambert, Victor A. Mclnnis, Timothy J. 
Mackin, Paul J. Schuabel. Music Jioom : AV alter J. Lambert, 
Timothy J. Mackin, Joseph A. Murphy, Archer C. Nichols. In 
charge of Fine Arts Department : Frank A. Bourne, Walter G. 
Forsyth, Walter Rowlands, Frank DeW. Washburn. Assistants: 
James L. Doyle, John L. McKiernan, William C. Maiers, Jr. 
Extra Assistants : Howard C. Blake, Michael J. Downey, Axei 
Z. Fogel, Augustus F. McAloon, Michael J. Meehan, Thornton 
T. Penrose. 



Newspaper Room. — William J. Ennis, Frank J. Hannigan, 
Kenneth McKenzie, Albert J. Plunkett. Newspaper fles : 
Howard C. Blake, Arthur E. Cufflin, Charles H. Gelpke, John 
Horgan, Morris J. Rosenberg, James L. Sullivan. 

Patent Roor. — Walter T. Hannigan, Albert J. Plunkett, 
Morris J. Rosenberg. 



110 City Document No. 24. 

Periodical Room. — James L.Maguinness, William J. Mulloney, 
Robert J. Plunkett. 

Registration Desk. — Frank J. Hannigan, John J. Keenan, 
Matthew T. Keenan. 

Replacement of Books. — Richard Brown, John F. Lucid, 
Michael McCarthy, Jr., Joseph W. Ward. 

Statistical Department. — Frederic Serex, Horace L. Wheeler. 

Coat Room. — Joseph Kolsky. 

Elevator. — Thornton T. Penrose. 

Sunday Service. 

* Branch Libraries^ November 1 to May 1. 

Brighton Branch, 2 to 10 P.M. — In charge: § Lydia E. 
Stevenson, § Ellen F. Conley ; assistant: John P. O'Hara, Alice 
H. O'Neill. Janitor: Thomas J. O'Neil. 

Charlestown Branch, 2 to 10 P.M. — In charge: Edwin F. 
A. Benson, William Rice. Janitor: Thomas Smith. 

Dorchester Branch, 2 to 10 P.M. — In charge : WilHam J. 
Kennedy, § Mary E. Griffith, § Mary G. Donovan, § Mary M. 
Sullivan. 

East Boston Branch, 2 to 10 P.M. — In charge : Robert J. 
Kissock, § Lillian A. Bickford, § Everett F. Matthews. Janitor : 
James J. Donnelly. 

Jamaica Plain Branch, 2 to 10 P.M. — In charge: § Katie 
F. Albert, § Nellie F. Riley; assistant: § Anna G. Doonan, 
§ Alice McEttrick. Janitor : Thomas H. Kenney. 

RoxBURY Branch, 2 to 10 P.M. — In charge: § Dorothy 
Puffer, § Martha L. C. Berry, Mabel L. Harrington; assistants : 
§ Gertrude L. Connell, § Ellen R. Scott. Janitor : WilHam 
Monahan. 

South Boston Branch, 2 to 10 P.M. — In charge: Alice B. 
Orcutt, Joseph Baker. Janitor : Thomas Saunders. 

South End Branch, 2 to 10 P.M. — In charge: § Emma F. 
Lynch, Amelia F. McGrath, § Katharine S. Rogan ; assistants: 
Marguerite Coydevant, Loren N. Downs. 

Station C, 2 to 6 P.M., 7 to 9 P.M. — In charge: Alphild 
A. Olson. 

* With the exception of tlie West End Brancii, which is open Sundays throughout 
the vear. Here certain members of the regular week-day force serve Sundays, their 
compensation ijeing for seven days per weeli. 

§ Alternate Sundays. 



Library Department. Ill 

Station P, 2 to 6 P.M., 7 to 9 P.M. — In charge: Cora L. 
Stewart ; assistant : John Binda. 

Station Q, 2 to 6 P.M., 7 to 9 P.M. — Li charge: Margaret 
M. Barry, .Jean M. Bryce ; assistant : Margaret A. Murphy. 

Station S, 2 to 6 P.M., 7 to 9 P.M. — In charge : M. Theresa 
Campbell. 



INDEX. 



America, liooks in native languages 

of, !'.». 
Appropriations. See Finance. 
Auctions, 24. 
Auditor, report of, 63. 

Barton-Ticltnor Room, work of, 40. 

Bates Hall, use of, 36. 

Benton, Josiah H., jr., re-appoiutert 
Trustee, 1 ; Trustee, 5. 

Bindery, work of, 30. 

Blaisdell. Frank C, appointed Chief of 
Issue Department, 32. 

BooI<s, purchases of fiction, 3; loss of, 9; 
appliance to expedite delivery of, to 
readers, 10; summer privileges, 11; 
received, 11; English prose fiction, 12; 
foreign, 13; payments for, 1,5; pur- 
chases, IG; net increase, 2U; circulation 
of, 32, 33, 93; new, for branches, 45; 
home use, 50; number in Library, 
3, 29, 86; net increase, 87; classilied, 
89, 90. 

Boston Architectural Club, lectures pro- 
vided by, 4. 

Boyle, Thomas F., Trustee, 5. 

Branch Libraries, use of, 44; deposit 
work, 44; new books for, 45; expeudi- 
tui-es, 46; summer hours, 46; work with 
schools, 46; daily issue, 48; expendi- 
tures for, 18ii3-1904, 77; classification, 90. 

Brancli Libraries and Stations, Super- 
visor of, report, 44. 

Brigtiton Branch, repairs on building 
and improvement of grounds, 7. 

British History and Topography, books 
purchased, 19. 

Brown, Allen A., Library of Jlusic, 41; 
preliminary work on catalogue, 29. 

Buildings, equipment and general ad- 
ministration, 6; repairs, 7. 

Catalogue Department, 28. 
Children's Rooms, work of, 33. 
Classification, Central Library, 89; 

branches 90. 
Coal, increase of consumption, 7. 

Deery, Bliss Delia Jean, elected Clerk of 

the Trustees, 1. 
De Normandie, Rev. Dr. James, Yice- 

I'resiilenl of Trustees, 1, 5. 
Deposit work, 44, 47, 48. 
Documents and Statistics, Department 

of, report, 41. 
Dwight, Dr. Thomas, Trustee, 5. 

East Boston Branch, improvements in, 8. 

Employees, list of, 101. 

English High School, South End Branch 
transferreii from , 3. 

English prose fiction, 12. 

Evening and Sunday service, 51; sched- 
ule, 108. 

Every Day Church, edifice leased for 
South End Branch library, 3, 7. 

Examinations, 52. 



Examining Committee, list of, 2; re- 
port, .54. 

Examining Committees, list of, for fifty- 
three years, 97. 

Exhibitions in Central Library and 
branches, 4, 33. 

Fiction, as to purchase of, 3. 

Fiftieth Anniversary of opening of 

Library observed, 52. 
Finance, 63. 

Fine arts, works added, 20. 
Fire engine-houses, deposits of books 

in, 6. 
Folsom, Charles W., manuscripts of, 42. 
Foreign books, purchase and use, 13. 
Franklin, Benjamin, works printed 

by, 18. 
Franklin Park Reading Room, work 

of, 47, 48. 

Gifts, 24. 

Inter-library loans, 49. 
Issue Department, 32. 

Lectures, 4, 39. 

Librarian, report of, 6. 

Librarians, list of, 96. 

Library, agencies, 3, 6; e.\tent of, 85; net 

increase, 87; service schedule, 101. 
Lincoln, Hon. Solomon, President of 

Trustees, t, 5. 
List of books lor boys and girls, 34, 47. 

McGuffey, Miss Margaret D., resig- 
nation of, 32. 
Manuscripts, accessions, 42. 
Monthly bulletin, 4, 30. 

Newspaper Room, work of, 50. 
Newspapers, payments for, 15; files 
added, 19. 

Open shelves, 8, 9. 

Parochial schools, deposits of books 
in, 6. 

Patent Room, use of, 49. 

Periodical Room, work of, 50. 

Periodicals, payments for, 15; distribu- 
tion of, 49. 

Photographs, added, 22; catalogue of 
process pictures and, 37; circulation 
of, 40; use of, 45; of works of American 
artists, 5S. 

Printing Department, work of, 31. 

Publications issued, 29; distributed, 31. 

Reading Commitlee, 12. 

Reference work, 34. 

Registration, statement of, 31; statistics 

of, 91. 
Resignations, 51. 



114 



City Document No. 24. 



Schools, work with, 34, 46. 

Shakespeare, editions purchaeed, 20. 

South End Branch, new quarters for, .S, 7. 

Special Libraries, work of, 36; volumes 
In, 89. 

Stations, use of, 47; cost of, 47; expendi- 
tures, 1893-1904, 79. 

Summer privileges, 11. 

Sunday and evening service, 51; sched- 
ule, 108. 



Teleautograph, trial of, in Bates Hall, 10. 

Trust funds, 69, 72. 

Trustees, President elected, 1; Vice- 
President elected, 1; Clerk elected, 1; 
list of, for fifty -tliree years, 95. 

Upham's Corner, Reading Room at, 8. 

Washburn, Frank De W., appointed 
Custodian of Fine Arts Department, 37. 



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