THIRD ANNUAL REPORT
TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY
CITY OF BOSTON,
MOOHE .t CROSBY, CITY rRTNTF.RS— 1 WATEIl STREKT.
City Document. — No, 57.
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THIRD ANNUAL REPORT
TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY.
In Common Council, Nov. 15, 1855.
Laid on tlie table, and ordered tliat one thousand copies be
W. p. GREGG, Clerk
In Board of Trustees,!
Nov. 13, 1855. j
Voted, That the Report of the President be signed by each
member of tlie Board, and that the- Clerk be instructed to trans-
mit the same to the City Council.
THIRD ANNUAL REPORT
TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY.
In obedience to tlie fourth section of the ordinance of the 14th
of October, 1852, in relation to the Public Library, the Trustees
beg leave to submit to the City Council their third Annual Ke-
In conformity to the provisions of the ordinance, the report of
the Committee of examination, marked A, is hereunto annexed.
This Committee consists of five members, appointed from the City
at large, by the Trustees, and of one of their own board acting
as chairman. The citizens at large who have given the public
the benefit of their services the present year, are Charles G. Lor-
ing, Esq., Eev. Dr. Gannett, J. Ingersoll Bowditch, Esq., Adam
W. Thaxter, jr., Esq., and James Lawrence, Esq. The duties of
an examining committee were cheerfully undertaken, and have
been diligently performed by these gentlemen.
The Annual Eeport of the Librarian, marked B, made in pur-
suance of Chap. Ill, Art. 12th of the Eules and By-Laws of the
Library, is also submitted.
From these two documents a full knowledge may be obtained
of the present state of the library, and of its operations since the
last annual report, which, in the opinion of the Trustees, should
be regarded as in all respects highly satisfactory.
4 PUBLIC LIBEARY. [Nov.
The survey of the library in all its relations during the past
year exhibits a condition of things eminently prosperous and grat-
ifying. It has continued to be resorted to by very large numbers
of persons, both as borrowers of books and readers at the library
The volumes borrowed are punctually returned, and without in-
jury, beyond that which necessarily results from their use. A
higher class of books appears to be gradually called for, showing
that the taste for reading improves with the increased means for
its indulgence. Enquiries arc constantly made for works of scien-
tific and literary utility ; and the Trustees have had the gratifi-
cation of supplying this demand in cases where it could be sat-
isfied from no other quarter in this City.
The increase of the library has been beyond the estimate formed
at the close of the last year. In their report of the 3d of Nov.
1854, the Trustees calculated upon an increase during the next
ensuing year of six thousand volumes, which they also assumed
as the probable rate of future growth from the ordinary resources
of the library. In point of fact, the number of volumes added
the past year is 6,396, and of pamphlets 2,557, not including more
than 600 volumes lately received from Europe, but not as yet
placed upon the shelves. The number of volumes reported by
the Librarian on the 24th of October, 1854, was 16,221, and of
pamphlets 3950. The numbers stated in his report this year are,
of volumes, 22,617, and of pamphlets, 6,507. By orders in pro-
cess of execution, and with tlie addition of the volumes received,
but not yet placed on the shelves, the aggregate of volumes in
the library will, within a few weeks, amount to twenty-three
thousand five hundred. Of the works added during the past
year, an inconsiderable number are duplicates.
Of the volumes added to the library since the last annual re-
port 2,663, or considerably more than one-tliird part, and of the
pamphlets 2,468, have been donations, presented by one hundred
and fifty-three persons, a list of whose names will be found ap-
pended to the Librarian's report. The Trustees regard with great
satisfaction the proof aff'orded by this long list of benefactors, of
the wide- spread interest in the library which pervades the com-
1855.] CITY DOCUMENT.— No. 57. 8
munitj. The donations have some of them been very costly, and
of great literary or scientific value ; and where only a single vol-
ume or a single pamphlet has been given — ^besides its intrinsic
value, which may be considerable — it has been gratefully ac-
cepted as a mark of the donor's good will.
Among the more valuable donations the Trustees feel bound to
particularize a bound copy of the splendid work on Egypt, pub-
lished at the expense of the French government, in nine folio
volumes of text, and fourteen volumes of a larger size of plates
and maps, the whole contained in a commodious and ornamental
cabinet, the gift of Edward Austin, Esq. ; a copy of Audubon's
Ornithology, in four volumes of the largest size and superior
binding, by Thomas G, Appleton, Esq. ; a complete set of the
publications of the American Tract Society ; a subscription to
Prof. Agassiz' great work on the Natural History of America,
presented by Robert C. Hooper, Esq. ; and a bound set of Rees'
Cyclopedia, from P. C. Brooks, Esq.
The Trustees desire also to make a special acknowledgment of
a set of the publications of the Eoyal Commissioners of Patents
in Great Britain, amounting to nearly two hundred volumes,
kindly presented on the recommendation of Bennett Woodcroft,
Esq., Superintendent of Specifications ; a work of great impor-
tance in reference to the progress of the arts, and of the pecuni-
ary value of at least fifteen hundred dollars : but the Trustees
regard the donation with peculiar satisfaction, as a signal act of
They have also great pleasure in recording the generous do-
nation of one thousand dollars, for the purchase of books, by
Mrs. Sally Inman Kast Shepard, daughter of Dr. Kast, a well
remembered and respected physician of Boston ; an act of liber-
ality which will secure to Mrs. Shepard a permanent place among
the distinguished benefactors of the library.
While the facts now mentioned attest the steady growth and
gratifying prosperity of the library, two events have taken place,
in the course of the year, of commanding importance.
The first, in the order of time, is the commencement and rapid
6 PUBLIC LIBRARY. [Nov.
progress made in the erection of the new library building in
Boylston street. The commission already created for that pur-
pose having been completed and organized the present year, a
reward was offered for the best plan of a building, and out of
twenty-four plans sent in, many of which gave gratifying proof
of the advanced state of architectural knowledge and taste in the
community, the plan of Mr. C. K. Kirby was selected, A begin-
ning of active operations was promptly made, and on the 17th of
September, the two hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary of the
day on which the City of Boston originally received its present
name, the corner-stone was laid by his Honor, the Mayor, in the
presence of the City government and a great concourse of citizens.
On this occasion an eloquent and appropriate address was deliv-
ered by the Hon. Robert C. Winthrop, President of the Commis-
sion for the erection of the building. It is the expectation of the
architect to complete the exterior walls, and close in the roof, by
the end of the current year.
The plan of the building, it is believed, includes the most re-
cent improvements in the construction of public libraries. It will
be completely fire-proof, being almost wholly constructed of stone,
brick and iron. A double outside wall will secure it from damp-
ness, and it will be thoroughly wanned and ventilated. It wiU
contain convenient rooms for readers, for the consultation of books,
for the circulating department, for the main collection, for tlie re-
ception, unpacking and preparation for the shelves of the books
from time to time received, and for the various other miscella-
neous purposes of a first-class public library. The addition lib-
erally made to the original lot upon Boylston street, by the pur-
chase of the intervening piece of ground on Rensselaer place, be-
sides the great advantage of access in the rear, will afford an op-
portunity for large future addition to the building, should such
addition become necessary. The front view, on the common, is
imsurpassed for air, prospect and beauty, and can never be ob-
structed. In a word, the Trustees feel confident that the build-
ing, when completed, though without any pretensions to ostenta-
tious magnificence, which were wisely avoided, will be found to
1855.] CITY DOCUMENT.— No. 57. 7
compare favoraUy with any public building in the world, of its
size and kind, for position, convenience, and adaptation to the
purposes for which it was designed. It will be regarded, they
doubt not, both by the present generation, and in after times, as
a noble monument to the liberality of the City government, which
has furnished the means for its erection.
As soon as information was received by Mr. Bates, in London,
that the erection of a library building was commenced, he ad-
dressed a communication to his Honor, the Mayor, signifying his
wish, in order to render the library immediately and generally
useful to the public, in addition to the munificent sum of fifty
thousand dollars originally given by him, (which constitutes the
efficient foundation and endowment of the library,) to purchase
a considerable number of books in the various departments of
science and literature, and present them to the City, in trust for
the use of the Public Library in all time to come. Mr. Bates' com-
munication having been referred to the Library Committee, acting
in conjunction with the Trustees, this new and most liberal offer
was, on their joint recommendation, gratefully accepted by the City
government, on the condition on which it was tendered. It is
scarcely necessary to state, that this act of enlightened liberality
on the part of Mr. Bates promises to fulfil the most sanguine
hopes of the Trustees, in reference to the immediate success of
the institution. They confidently calculate on being able to open
the library, when the new building shall be completed, with a
number of volumes which will reflect the highest honor upon the
munificence which has founded it.
It is obvious that to receive, catalogue, and prepare for the
shelves and for immediate use a very large number of books will
be a work of much time and labor, requiring also considerable
space. The premises now appropriated to the library are already
overcrowded, and the Librarian and his assistants fully occupied.
Additional temporary premises in the vicinity of the new build-
ing and a considerable extra force will be required, in order to
prepare for the immediate use of the public the large number of
books that will be received during the next year. This subject,
8 PUBLIC LIBRARY. [Nov.
however, has been brought to the consideration of the City gov-
ernment, by a separate communication from the Trustees, and
need not be further dwelt upon in this report..
The Trustees have a painful duty to perform, before closing
their report, in recording the decease of the Hon. Abbott Law-
lirence, a constant friend and distinguished benefactor of the
library, and a citizen honored and beloved in all the relations of
public and private life. He was among the first to recognize the
importance of a free public library as the completion of our sys-
tem of public education, and as a means of improving and ele-
vating the character of the community. He took a lively inter-
est in its progress from the outset. A bequest of ten thousand
dollars, the income of which is forever to be appropriated to the
purchase of books, entitles him to a place among the most mu-
nificent patrons of the Institution.
The Trustees have also, in the course of the year, been called
to lament the death of another benefactor, the late James Brown
Esq., of the distinguished publishing house of Little, Brown &
Co. In Mr. Bro\vTi the community has lost one of its most in-
telligent, useful and respected members. An early donation to
the library of five hundred dollars for the purchase of books,
was but one of many acts of enlightened liberality, which will
live in the grateful recollection of the public.
The Trustees have much pleasure in repeating the testimony,
borne in their last annual report, to the fidelity, industry, zeal,
and spirit of accommodation, with which the Librarian and his
assistants have discharged the duties devolved upon them by the
board. Owing to the want of room in the present temporary prem-
ises, these duties have been often, of necessity, performed to dis-
advantage. It has happened that over six hundred persons have
been waited upon in a single afternoon, being more than one hun-
dred an hour, which implies, when one book is returned and
another borrowed by the same individual, two hundred references
to the account books of the library in sixty minutes.
In conclusion the Trustees beg leave to state that their per-
sonal attention has been regularly given to the business of the li-
1855.] CITY DOCUMENT.— No. 57. 9
brarv. Their stated meetino-s have been held ouee a fortnight
throughout the year, and special meetings have been called when
occasion has required them. Some one of their number, and
often more than one, has passed a considerable time in the library
every day, superintending its operations and sharing its labors.
Cheered, as they have been, by the proofs so liberally aflForded
during the past year that the institution continues to enjoy the
favor of the City government, and of the public at large, and en-
couraged by the renewed munificence of its largest benefactor
and the bounties of its other friends, the Trustees have found a
rich reward for their humble but assiduous services, in being the
honored instruments of conducting an institution which bids fair
to become an ornament and a blessing to the City of Boston.
All which is respectfully submitted by,
JOHN P. BIGELOW,
NATH'L B. SHURTLEFF,
THOMAS G. APPLETON,
GEORGE W. MESSINGER.
Biblie Library, ISth Nov., 1855.
Note. — Joseph Story, Esq., a member of the Board, is absent
from the country.
10 PUBLIC LIBKARY. [Nov.
The Examining Committee, appointed under the seventh see-
tion of an ordinance in relation to a Public Library, dated Oct.
14, 1852, ask leave to
That they have examined the present condition of the library
in the same manner in which it has been examined by their
predecessors, both because similar examinations in successive
years afford means, not otherwise easily obtained, for comparing
and marking its progress at different periods, and because they
believe that the results thus arrived at will best explain the
system on which the institution is managed, and show how far
it is fitted to fulfil its important purposes.
They begin with its Books ; for it is the first object of every
public library establishment to collect books. The number of
volumes reported to be in the Public Library on the 24th of
October, 1854, was 16,221, besides 3,950 Tracts. Since that
time there have been added to the library 6,396 volumes, and
2,557 tracts ; making the whole number of volumes now 22,617,
and the whole number of tracts 6,507, — a part of which last are
in volumes, and the rest so aiTanged in cases that reference to
them is easy. All are in good condition for use, or, if any are
otherwise, it is only a very few which are awaiting repairs from the
bookbinder. A great many bear marks that they have been
read often ; but not one is known or believed by the Librarian
to have been AvilfuUy injured, and not a single one has been
spoiled or worn out. On examination of all the books in the
library, — made with much kindness and care by above twenty
very intelligent young ladies from the Normal School, who
faithfully compared the catalogue of every shelf with the books
1855.] CITY DOCUMENT.— No. 57. 11
actually standing on it, — only ninety-eiglit volumes are found to
be missing from their places. Not one of these, it is believed,
can have been taken on account of its pecuniary value ; for no
one of them was worth taking on that account. Most of them,
no doubt, will yet come in, as most of the missing books did a
year ago ; and, even if all of them should be lost, their loss is to
be attributed almost entirely to deaths, removals from the City,
and other changes, accidents and troubles in life, occurring
among such a multitude of persons as, in the course of the year,
took from the library, or used in it, above ninety thousand
volumes. We should console ourselves therefore, when consider-
ing this result of the examination, not only with the fact that so
much good has been done at so little cost, but with the further
fact, that every book now missing could be more than replaced
by the fines that have been cheerfully paid during the past year
for the detention of books beyond the period when they should
have been returned. Indeed, the case is a very plain one, and is
creditable to everybody connected with the library, except the
few, who, from carelessness or other less reasonable causes, may
have neglected to return the books they have borrowed; for,
reckoning each time a volume was borrowed and returned, as two
occasions for carelessness or accident, the actual occurrence of
either, so far as the missing books are concerned, does not amount
to one-tenth of one per cent, for the whole year. Our fellow-
citizens, therefore, may be congratulated on the present condition
of the books in their Public Library, and on the careful use that
has been made of them since the last annual examination.
Second. After the books in the library come its Catalogues,
which are the most effective of the means for rendering any large
collection of books useful. We are happy to be able to add, that
these catalogues are in good condition and well fitted to tlieir
respective purposes. In tlie Catalogue of Accessions, the title of
every book received during the past year has been duly entered,
with notes of its condition, and, if purcliased, of its cost. In the
Alphabetical Card Catalogue, the full title of every book has been
entered on one separate card, with short alphabetical references
12 PUBLIC LIBRAKY. [Nov.
on other separate cards, to each word of its title, which indicates
its subject, or under which it is likely to he asked for ; — thus
constituting a Catalogue, which shall always be complete in
itself, for the time being, and yet bo capable of indefinite addi"
tions, witliout alteration or transcription. In the Shelf Catalogue,
the running title of every book, in the order of its place on the
shelves, has been entered, so as to form an exact inventory of the
library. And, finally, in interleaved copies of the Printed Cata-
logue, or Index of the Library, which are always to be found on
its tables, there have been entered daily in manuscript, the titles
of all new books daily received, so that those who have used the
library ha\'e always been able to know the title of every book
that it contains, down to the very last tliat may have been placed
on its shelves. These four catalogues, as we understand, have
been constantly and fully kept up during the past year, — a cir-
cumstance very rare in the administration of such institutions,
but one of great consequence, and always greater in proportion to
the number of their books.
Third. As to the Rooms in which the operations of the li-
brary are now carried on. They arc four, — two of which are in
the Normal School House, in Mason street, and two in the Quincy
School House, in Tyler street ; the last, however, being very
small, and used only as store-rooms. But all four are entirely
inadequate to the service of tlie institution. Their slielves will
not contain the books now belonging to it. Many volumes are
piled upon window seats, and in similar inconvenient places.
Others are in boxes not yet opened. Moreover, the number of
persons using the library is become so large that it is wholly
impossible to accommodate them as they ought to be accommodated
when they resort to it ; and the number of persons who catalogue
the books as they are received, prepare them for use, deliver them
to applicants, charge them when taken out, and record their return
when brought back, is quite as considerable as can work to ad-
vantage in premises so narrow. Tlie wii^e liberality of the City
government in providing means for erecting an ample Library
Building in an excellent situation, will, we are glad to know,
1855.] CITY DOCUMENT.— No. 57. 13
remove these embarrassments to the usefulness of the institution,
with no more delay than may now be inevitable. We notice
them, therefore, only in order to bespeak the patience of our
fellow-citizens until that time shall arrive. Even to prepare a
new printed catalogue of tlie library, like the one now in use,
would be very difficult in the present rooms ; and the large outlay
needful to accomplish it, would become a total loss and waste,
from the moment when the books shall be removed to the new
building in Boylston street.
In conclusion, the Committee would congratulate their fellow-
citizens, not only upon the remarkable success of their Public
Library so far, but upon its excellent prospects in the future. The
City government is watchful of its interests, and liberal in pro-
moting them. Donors and supporters, among our own citizens,
increase rapidly, with its increasing usefulness and imj)ortance.
And Mr. Bates, its great friend and patron, in London, remem-
bering with generous kindness the City where he was bred, con-
tinues his munificence towards it. We, therefore, anticipate very
important additions to its resources, even before the report of our
successors, a year hence, will be due.
A. W. Thaxter, Jr.,
Ezra S. Gannett,
J. Ingersoll Bowditch,
Charles G. Loring.
JPublic Library, Oct 31, 1855.
14 PUBLIC LIBRARY. [Nov
To the Trustees of the Public lAhrary :
Gentlemen, — In accordance -with the Rules and Regulations,
the second Annual Report of the Librarian, embracing the period
that has intervened since the last annual examination, on the
31st of October, 1854, is herewith submitted to you.
The number of volumes then belonging to the library was
16,221, and the number of pamphlets 3,950. There have been
added during the year 6,396 volumes and 2,557 pamphlets, 16
maps, 1 statistical table, and a very large collection of news-
papers. Of these, 2,663 volumes, 2,468 pamphlets and all the
maps and newspapers have been received from the liberal dona-
tions of no less than one hundred and fifty-three persons, and.
3,733 volumes and 89 pamphlets have been purchased with the
various funds at the disposal of the Trustees. It becomes me
only to allude to the rare value and excellence of the donations,
comprising Audubon's Birds of America, the great work of the
French Government on Egypt, a subscription to the Contribu-
tions of Agassiz to the Natural History of the United States,
and one thousand dollars in money, besides many others not less
valuable, if the expressed intentions and good wishes of the
donors towards the library be included in the estimate.
The number of volumes now in the library, including dupli-
cates, is 22,617, and the number of pamphlets, 6,507.
The library has been open without interruption on all secular
days of the year, except holidays, until Thursday, the 17th in-
stant. During this period, three thousand nine hundred and
five persons have made themselves responsible for the due obser-
vance of the rules, and three thousand seven hundred and
sixty-three persons have acquired the right to take books for
home use. The whole number of signers is now ten thousand
four hundred and ninety-five, and nine thousand one hundred
1855.] CITY DOCUMENT.— No. 50. 15
and forty-seven have the right to take books. By the record,
81,281 volumes have been taken from the library in 286 days,
showing an average daily circulation of 284 volumes. The
largest number taken in one day was 606, on Saturday, Feb. 10.
The greatest daily average for one week was 398, in the first
week of April. The smallest daily average was 182, in the
first week of August. The average number of books used daily
in the Beading Eoom, exclusive of the circulating department,
for the first two weeks of October, was 41, which is believed to
be much smaller than some other periods of the same length
during the year would have exhibited. This estimate has no
regard to the resort to the Eeading Eoom for the perusal of the
periodicals spread upon its tables, — a resort by no means small,
yet doubtless somewhat interrupted by the unavoidable use of
the same room for the distribution of books.
After a careful examination of the books now returned to
their places, some of them, after eighteen months of constant
and hard service, and collecting, from time to time, such as
required to be passed over to the binder's hands, it is fair to say
that the books have been used with remarkable care, cases of
accidental injury only, and these of rare occurrence, having
come to our notice. That books peculiarly adapted to childhood
would soon need repair, or the substitution of new ones, every
one anticipated. Yet, up to this time, no book has become so
worn by use that a new one has been put in its place. The
item of expenditure for binding, however, has by no means
been a small one. 1,872 volumes have been bound. Of these,
688 had received places upon the shelves and been in circulation.
The expense of binding for these has been ;^162 80, showing an
average of 23f cents a volume in whatever style of binding.
The examination of the shelves with the alcove catalogue shows
the loss of a few volumes, constituting, however, a small per cent-
age only upon the number of volumes in circulation during the
year. But as this subject will be carefully considered in the re-
port of the examining committee, it requires no further statement
in this connection. The amount collected for fines, during the
16 PUBLIC LIBKAKY. [Nov.
year, was two hundred dollars and twenty-seven cents, a sum near-
ly large enough to pay for the hinding of hooks in the circulating
department, and also replace the hooks that have heen lost. The
amount received from tlie sale of catalogues was eighty-nine dol-
lars and seven cents. The amount received from other sources
was six dollars and ninety-six cents, and the whole amount re-
ceived was two hundred and ninety-six dollars and thirty cents.
Appended to this report will he found, as usual, the list of the
benefactors of the library, with the amount of money, and the
number of volumes, pamphlets, &c., received from each. There
will also be found the financial statement for the year, which is
furnished in accordance Avith the ordinance establishing the
Public Library, Oct. 30, 1855.
FOR THE YEAR 1854-^5,
And the number of Volumes, Pamphlets, Charts, 6fc., received from
Bates, Joshua, London, interest, - - ^3,000 00
Bigelow, Jolm P. «« . . - 60 00
Phillips, Jonathan, " - - - 600 00
Shepard, Mrs. Sarah Inman Kast, donation, - 1,000 00
1 Adams, George, - - - 22 3
2 Adams, Nehemiah, D. D. - - 4
3 Allen, John Fisk, Salem, - - 1
4 Allen, William, D. D., Northampton, 1
5 American Tract Society, - - 73
6 Anderson, Paul, Cincinnati, - - 3
7 Anonymous, - - - - 6 10
8 Athenaeum Cluh, London, - - 2
9 Appleton, John W. M. - - 1
10 Appleton, Thomas G. - - 9
11 Appleton, William, - - - 10 1
12 Austin, Edward, - - - -. 2')
13 Balch, Thomas, Philadelphia, - 1
14 Balfour, David M. - - - 24 G
18 PUBLIC LIBEAEY. [Nov.
15 Bates, Joshua, Mrs., London - 2
16 Bigelow, Jacob, M. D. - - 1
17 Bigelow, John P. - - - 323 538
18 BoUes, John A. - - - 24
19 Boltwood, Lucius M., Amherst, - 2
20 Bond, William C, Camhridge, - 1
21 Boston, City of, - - - - 2
22 Boston Mercantile Library Association, 1
23 Boston Society for Medical Observation, 4 12
24 Boston Young Men's Christian Union, 1
25 Bradford, Charles F. - - - 1
26 Bradlee, C. D., Eev., Cambridge, - 15 33
27 Brooks, Peter C. - . . 144 40
28 Brown, Obediah, Trustees of, - 3
29 Buchanan, A., by Munroe & Co. - 4
30 Burnham, Mrs. E. J. - - 3
31 Burnham and Brother, - - 1
32 Cambridge, City of, . - . 1
33 Capen, John, , - . _ 4
34 Channing, Walter, M. D. - - 3
35 Chickering, Jesse, M. D. - - 1
36 Cincinnati Young Men's Library Association, 1
37 Clark, Luther, M. D. - - 38 2
38 Cogswell, J. G., New York, - - 4 2
39 Colman, Henry, - - - - 1 2
40 Copeland, Elisha, . . - 2
41 Cornell, Wm. M., M. D. - - 1 1
42 Curtis, Josiah, M. D. - - - 38 3
43 Dalton, J. G. - - - - 5
44 Danforth, Hannah G., Mrs. - 7
45 Dennett, C. P. - - - - 2
46 Denton, William, - - - 23 22
47 Dixon, B. Homer, - _ _ 1
48 Dodd, William; - - - - 18
49 Eolopoesis, Author of, - - I
1825.] CITY DOCUMENT.— No. 57. 19
50 Everett, Edward, - - - 319 61G
(1 Statistical Table, 1 Map, 12 Papers,)
51 Elint, Charles L. - - - 4
52 Forbes, KB.--- - 2 10
53 Gould, A. A., M. D. . - - 1
54 Graham, Maj. George, Eegistrar General,
London, by Josiah Curtis, M. D., 8
55 Guild, Benjamin, . - _ 3
56 Hartshorn, Eliphalet P. - - 99 98
57 Hastings, Mary Ann, - - 1
58 Haven, S. F., jr., M. D. - - 1
59 Hayward, George, M. D. - - 1
60 Higginson, T. W., Eev., Worcester, - 1
61 Hills, George, - - - - 3
62 Hooper, Eobert C.
(Subscription for Work of Prof. Agassiz,)
63 Ingraham, Mary S. Mrs. - - 37 3
64 Jackson, James, M. D. - - 1
65 Jones, J. S., M. D. - - - 2
66 Lamb, Anthony, - - - 1
67 Lambord, William, - - - 8
68 Lawrence, Wm. R, M. D. - - 2
69 Lee, Thos. J. - - - - 1
70 Library Committee, Guildhall, London, 1
71 Lincoln, Frederick W. - - 2 2
72 Livermore, George, - - -
73 Liverpool, Mayor and Corporation of, -
74 Loring, Ellis G. - - - 3
75 Loring, James S. - - -
76 LoweU, John, . - - 89 2'
77 Lunt, Wm. P., D. D. - - 9
78 MacMahon, Eev. J. B., M. D. - 6
79 McVey, . . - - 1
80 Manchester City Library, Trustees of, - 1
81 Manypenny, Geo. W., TJ. S. Com. Ind. Afif's, 3
82 Maryland Historical Society, - 3
83 Mass. Charitable Mechanic Association, 7 1
84 Means; J., Eev. - - - 1
85 Merrill, Elizabeth L. - - 23
86 Middlesex Mechanic Association, Lowell, 1
87 Munroe, James & Co. - . - 1
88 Murray Fund, Trustees of, - - 2
89 New York University, Eegents of, - .2 1
90 New York, State of, - - - 1
91 N. Y. Mercantile Lib. Association, - 1
92 Norton, Charles B. - - - 1
93 Norton, Charles E. - - - 6
94 Norwood, Samuel, - - - 2 105
95 Odiorne, George, - - - 22 61
96 Paine, Martyn, M. D., New York, Portraits,
97 Paris, City of, 2 Maps, - - 78 16
98 Parker, Henry T. - - - 1
99 Peabody, Augustus, Mrs. - - 90 383
100 Peabody Institute, Danvers, - 1
101 Pennsylvania, State of, - - 26
102 Phillips, Sampson & Co. - - 1
103 Picard, Wm., valuable collection of Newspapers.
104 Piper, Solomon, - - - 1
105 Poole, William R - - - 1
106 Potter, E. R, E. L - - - 2
107 Eeid, Hiram A. - - - 2
108 Eich Brothers, London, - 1
109 Eichardson, Benjamin P. - - 31 29
110 Eichardson, James B. - - 22
111 Eichmond, John W., Providence, - 2
112 Eobbins, Chandler, Eev. - - 4
113 San Francisco Mer. Library Association, 1 1
114 Seaver, Benjamin, - . - 1
115 Shaw, C Rowland, - - - 1
116 Shimmin, William, - - - 3
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117 Sliurtleff, Nathaniel B., M. D. - - 7 1
118 Sinclair, A. D. - - - 5
119 Smith, J. V. C, Mayor, - - 132
120 Sno-w, Herman, Eev. - - 2
121 Spear, Charles, Kev. - - - 1 7
122 Stodder, Charles, ... 4
123 Sumner, Charles, - - - 3 2
124 Sunderland, La Eoy, - - 2
125 Symonds, Sarah W. - - - 3
126 Thayer, Gideon F. - - - 20 196
127 Thayer, Col. S., U. S. E. - - 10
128 Thornton, J. Wingate, - - 10
129 Thwing, Thomas, - . . 2
130 Ticknor, George, - - - 451 38
131 United States State Department, - 58
132 United States Patent Office, - - 2
133 United States Treasury Department, 10 charts.
134 United States War Department, - 16
135 Vermont University, - - - 1
136 Ward, Samuel G. - - - 5
137 Warren, John C, M. D. - - 2
138 Webb, Thos. H., M. D. - - 1
139 Webster, Eev. George W., Wheeling, - 1
140 Weld, Moses W., M. D. - - 2
141 Wells, E. M. P., Eev. - - 1
142 Welsh, Charles W., U. S. Navy Department, 21 2
143 Wetmore Thomas, ... 8
144 Whitwell, Samuel, . - - 68 112
145 Wilkins, J. H. - - - 3
146 Williams, Henry W., M. D. - - 1 1
147 WiUiams, John D. W., - - 7
148 WiUis, Nathaniel, - - - 84
149 Wilson, Johu, . . . l
150 Winthrop, Eobert C. - - - 1 29
151 Wise, Henry A. - - - 1
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152 Wise, Isaac K. - - . i
153 Wriglit, Ephraim M. . _ 3
Financial Statement for one year, from November 1, 1854, to
October 31, 1855.
Binding books, - . _ _ ^733 64
Blank books, stationery, &c.
Books, . . _ _ ,
Construction, repairs, &c.
Expresses, cartage, &c.
Freight, customs, wharfage, &c.
Fuel for two years, - - _ .
Furniture, tools, &c.
Insurance, - - _ . .
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Porter, for fires, cleaning, &c.
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Salaries and extra help, - - .