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ANNUAL REPORT 



TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC 
LIBRARY 



CITY OF BOSTON. 



1S92. 



BOSTON; 

ROCKWELL AND CHURCHILL, CITY PRINTERS. 

18 9 3. 



To His Honor Nathan Matthews, Jr., 

Mayor of the City of Boston : 

The Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston 
submit herewith their forty-first annual report, and also that 
of the Examining Committee of the year 1892. 

An ordinance of the city requires the Board of Trustees of 
the Public Library to make annually to the City Council a 
report " containing a statement of the condition of the 
Library, the receipts and expenditures on account thereof, 
the number of hooks that have been added thereto during the 
year, and such other information or suggestions as they may 
deem important ; and they shall at the same time transmit 
to the City Council the annual report of the Committee for 
the examination of the Library." 

In view of the great value and importance of our Free 
Public Library as a part of our system of free popular edu- 
cation, and the deep interest felt by all classes of our citi- 
zens in its success, it is eminently proper that the fullest 
information should be given from time to time to the City 
Council touching whatever affects the efficiency of this great 
institution. Furthermore, as the government is annually 
required to tax the citizens for its maintenance and support, 
their representatives at City Hall should know if the moneys 
so appropriated have been wisely expended, and if the 
Library is successfully accomplishing the objects of its 
organization. 

As the Trustees are anxious to discharge their duties to the 
full satisfaction of the government and the citizens, they not 
only propose to give in their annual reports all the infor- 
mation touching the condition of the Library required by the 
ordinance, but desire to be understood as willing and ready 
to give at all times any other information affecting the in- 
terests of the institution under their charge and supervision 
that His Honor the Mayor or the City Council may desire. 

Prominent among the duties of the Board of Trustees is 
the annual appointment " of an Examining Committee, of 
not less than five members, who, together with one of the 
Board as chairman, shall examine the Library and make to 



2 City Document No. 21. 

said Board a report of its coutlilioii " for transmission, as has 
been said, to the City Council. 

The wisdom of this provision is obvious. If judiciously 
constituted so as to represent those avIio appreciate the vahie 
of the Library and are interested in its success, such com- 
mittees give most valuable assistance to the Trustees in the 
solution of many of the difficult questions of administration 
which are constantly arising, and enable the Council to ap- 
})reciate more readily their suggestions and recommendations 
when approved by such committees. 

It is not necessary for the Trustees to say that although 
the ordinance gives them the sole power to appoint this ex- 
amining committee and select as they please the members 
thereof they have always endeavoied to get the services of 
those best litted for the work. They have been generally 
successful, as the record shows, but in a community where 
all are so much engaged in business affairs, it is often diffi- 
cult to find the ])r()per parties who can give much valuable 
time to the pu1)lic service. 

Condition of the Lihrauy. 

The Trustees believe the Library is in good condition, and 
they are gratified to know that such is the judgment of the 
Examining Committee. Without doubt, there are many 
things in the administration of a matter of such magnitude 
and importance which might be improved, because no insti- 
tution can be at once organized free of defect. Time and 
experience are required for the development and correction 
of error. Furthermore, our Library differs largely from 
those elsewhere, as it was intended chiefly for the circulation 
of its precious volumes among the people for their instruc- 
tion, other libraries being rather depositories of learning for 
the consultation of students and writers. AVe have, therefore, 
few precedents to enable us to understand fully the proper 
methods and machinery for the best accomplishment of our 
work, and are thus forced to get the required knowledge from 
experience. 

A\'hcnevcr an examininir committee suo-gests changes 
which would be improvements, the Trustees have always 
gratefully received such suggestions and labored for their 
adoption. They cannot, however, make all the improve- 
ments which the convenience of those who use the Library 
require, until we get into the new building. 

We have so comj)letely outgrown our present quarters 
that we have no adequate space for the accommodation of 



Library Department. 3 

readers and students, for the working rooms of our officials, 
and the storage of our constantly increasing books. It is 
impossible to relieve all the discomforts of the public, im- 
prove the service, facilitate the reception and delivery of 
books, and give our emplo^^'ees sufficient space for their work, 
in the building we now occupy. When we move to the new 
Library the Trustees expect to supply ample accommodation 
to all who use and are connected with the institution — to the 
public, to readers, to students, and to all officials. Then 
there will be opportunity for many improvements which have 
been long appreciated and needed, and for the adoption of 
methods and facilities for the relief of complaints which 
hitherto they have been powerless to remedy. 

To show the inadequacy of the present building for the 
accommodation, of the Library as it stands to-day, we would 
draw the attention of the Council to the fact that this build- 
ing was designed to contain about two hundred thousand 
volumes, but we have now in our Central Lil^rary, exclusive 
of those in the several branch libraries, 433,000, The pres- 
ent building was intended to accommodate one hundred and 
fifty readers only ; we need space for at least five hundred, 
and for a long time we have been obliged to use for our 
numerous readers and students the room needed for the 
constantly increasing work of the Library. In respect to 
working rooms for our officials, it may be said that we have 
none that are adequate and sufficient, so that our work is done 
under great disadvantages, and with infinite inconvenience 
and friction. It is not surprising that under these circum- 
stances there should be sometimes complaint. We are sur- 
prised that there has not been more, and that for so many 
years the Examining Committees have been able to commend 
the condition and administration of the Lil^rary, and express 
satisfaction with the work of the Trustees thus handicapped. 
It svill be noticed that the committee make special mention 
of the " patent library," and suggest some changes in respect 
to its administration which, in their opinion, would increase 
its usefulness. This branch of the Public Library has always 
been the subject of peculiar interest to the Trustees, and as 
they are grateful for any hints or recommendations which 
would result in reform or improvement, these suggestions 
will receive their early and careful consideration. They 
desire to say, however, that the suggestion of the committee 
to keep open the patent-room as late in the evening as other 
parts of the Library, does not seem to them at this time 
judicious, as few come to the patent-room in the evening, 
but if any should do so they can always have the books they 



4 City Document No. 21. 

wish to consult canicd into Bates iJuU, and there read them 
until nine o'clock, when the Library closes. If in the future 
the number of those who wish to use the patent books in the 
evening, should increase so as to justify the expense of light- 
ing the room, they will be accommodated accordingly. 

The Examining Committee think we should increase our 
collection of musical works so that students may be able to 
consult freely the compositions of the great masters, which 
few are able to own because of their great cost. The fact set 
forth in their re})ort, that " Boston is now acknowledged by 
competent authorities to be one of the best places in which 
the musician can learn his profession," emphasizes this 
reconmiendal ion . 

Boston should keep abreast with other cities in all that per- 
tains to culture and progress, and as our great Free Public 
Library was established and is maintained by our tax-payers 
for moral, intellectual, and physical instruction, and for the 
dissemination of all kinds of useful knowledge, there should 
be such increase of musical works as the conunittee recom- 
mends. 

AVe l^eg lea\e to say that the matter is not new to the 
undersigned. They have given to it at different times more 
or less thought, but circumstances have compelled the post- 
ponement of action therein. A prominent cause of the delay 
has been the Avant of the money required for the purpose. 
Hitherto the moi-e urgent demands of the Library have ab- 
sorbed all our appropriations from the city, but we trust that 
it may not be so m the future. 

In 1883 Mr. Wm. F. Apthorp, in a most interesting re- 
port, referred to the deficiencies, of the musical department of 
the Library, and advised a collection of as many as possible 
of the full orchestral scores of the great masters, giving in 
detail such standard works as it is beneath the dignity of a 
great library to be without." 

We should be glad to adopt the valuable suggestions of 
Mr. Apthorp and the excellent Examining Committee as soon 
as we have the means of doing so ; and we venture to sug- 
gest that if the State will buy the manuscript of our Colonial 
laws, recently purchased with the approval of the Council, 
at the sale of Mr. Barlow's library, we should have all the 
moneys needed to make the musical department of the 
Library what the committee think it should be. We paid 
for these valual)le papers $0,500, and should receive for 
them that amount with interest from the date of purchase. 
For obvious reasons the place for this important manuscript 
is in the archives of the Commonwealth. We hes leave to 



Library Department. 5 

recommend an application to the State government for its 
purchase. 

The views of the Examining Committee respecting the 
establishment " of an information deslv in the delivery-room 
of the Lower Hall outside the counter, where a person should 
be stationed, whose sole duty during the busy hours should 
be to answer questions and aid that class of readers (not 
children alone) who want to read something (they know not 
what)" are excellent, and will receive the early and earnest 
consideration of the Trustees. As the committee say, a step 
in this direction has already been taken, and further action 
in the matter should be taken at once, for the change can- 
not fail to give beneficial results. 

Branch Libraries. 

We have now nine branch libraries and sixteen delivery 
stations and reading-rooms. As the several localities enjoy- 
ing the same seem to be well satisfied with their manage- 
ment, the Trustees indulge the belief that these supplements 
of the Library service are accomplishing good Avork. As 
further evidence of their efficiency, we may add that they 
have been carefully examined by the committee, who com- 
mend their excellent condition. 

The Board has made during the year an important change 
in the transmissson of books to the several delivery stations. 
Formerly the}^ were sent by the different express companies 
a few times a week only ; now they are sent daih^ by a few 
companies, and the stations kept open daily instead of a few 
days each week. The books are delivered early in the 
morning, as soon as wanted. There is no delay, and the 
wisdom of the change is shown in the greatly increased use 
of the books. 

There have been so many petitions to the City Council 
for the establishment of branch libraries in certain of our 
outlying districts, which are always referred to the Trus- 
tees for consideration, and such petitions are so likely to in- 
crease in the future as our territory becomes populous, that 
they beg leave to express at this time their views of the 
policy which should obtain in the matter. 

In June, 1886, a petition for the establishment of a branch 
library at Mt. Bowdoin, Dorchester, was referred to them, 
and they gave the subject of branch libraries careful consid- 
eration, devoting thereto much time and thought. They 
finally reached the conclusion that for many reasons such 
supplements of the Central Library should be discouraged. 



6 City Document No. 21. 

Prominent aniono- these reasons was the great eost of the 
rent of suitable buildings, the cost of the necessary dupli- 
cation of books, the salaries of employees, fuel, light, etc. 
These make a large aggregate when we call upon the gov- 
ernment for our annual apyn'opriation. 

The question has again and again l)een considered anew 
and the reasons for and against the esta])lishment of branches 
reviewed ; but the judgment of the Trustees in the matter 
has not been changed. Delivery stations and reading-rooms 
as now organized and managed afi'ord abundant acconuiioda- 
tion for all readers, and as these can l)e established at 
comparatively small expense, the Trustees cannot advise the 
City Council to incur the great cost of creating branches 
with all the expensive machinery required for their success- 
ful operation. 

Before leaving the subject we would observe, that besides 
the cost objection there is the further objection that many of 
the books sent to the branches soon become obsolete and an- 
tiquated, so to speak, and are not, therefore, called for, and 
only lumber the shelves. These should be returned to the 
Central Lil)rary to l)e exchanged or otherwise dis})()sed of. 
Books obtained at the delivery stations are only those 
wanted. They are received, as has been stated, without 
delay, under the new arrangement, and returned at once, 
after being used by those who call for them. The reading 
public being thus well accommodated, there should be no de- 
mand for branches. 

AVe are pleased to know that the committee commend the 
financial management of the Library, and that they think the 
system ''adopted by the Trustees to l)e nearly as perfect as 
possible, and ensures a thorough accounting for all moneys 
passing through their hands." 

As our auditor is performing her arduous duties so satis- 
factorily and Avell, the Board desire to give here the well 
merited commendation of the committee in respect to her 
work : 

"The auditor appears to be very efficient, and your com- 
mittee is surprised that with the details required in her 
department and the complete system of book-keeping, she 
is able to perform her duties so thoroughly and satisfactorily 
in the very cramped quarters she occupies." 

Receipts and Expenditures. 

In the Appendix to this report will be found a full and 
detailed account of receipts and expenditures, of the number 



Library Department. 7 

of books lidded to the Library dui'ing the year, the number 
in the Central Library and the several branches ; also some 
statistics toiichino- the circulation of the volumes as required 
by the ordinance. 

New Library. 

The Trustees take pleasure in saying that during the year 
very satisfactory progress has been made in the construction 
of the new building. Contracts for all the work required 
for the completion of this great building have been made 
with responsible parties, who will, we are confident, perform 
all their agreements as stipulated and without unnecessary 
delays. This fact is well known to His Honor the Mayor 
and the City Council ; but we state it at this time for the in- 
formation of the citizens who are constantly making inquiries 
in the matter. 

We may mention, as part of the work done since our last 
report, that the platform and steps on Blagden street, the 
sidewalk and railing on Dartmouth and Boylston streets, 
have been finished ; the bufters, curb and pavement in the 
driveway, the pedestals for statuary, and seals upon Dart- 
mouth street, the inscriptions on the frieze, and the names 
on the tablets in the three fronts of the building have also 
been completed. 

In the court the arcade and fountain basin have been set. 

Inside the building, nearly all the concreting of the cellar 
has been done, the soil-pipe system finished, and the hot 
and cold water service pipes for the supply of the fountain 
tanks put in. All the air-ducts throughout the cellar, in- 
cluding the underground duct, are constructed ; likewise, 
the power-pipe, steam-heat and return-pipes, boiler pumps, 
condensing tank, and Berryman heater. We have also put 
in the boiler blow-off" tank, clean-out drip, and over-fiow 
pipes, valves for boilers, power-pipes, heating, reduction 
valves, and hot- water heater for stack system. Progress has 
been made in the construction of indirect radiators for venti- 
lating system and in the conduits for electric-light wiring 
and supports for fixtures. We have also put up the coal 
and ashes railway. 

The heating apparatus is in, the columns fire-proofed, and 
the supports set for book railway and pneumatic service. 
The speaking-tubes are put in position, and the mouldings 
for electric wires and cut-out boxes set. The iron shutters 
on outside windows are under wa}'". and the plumbing for 
sinks ready for the fixture attachments. 



8 City Document No. 21. 

All the iron staircases throughout the building are com- 
pleted. 

The beams, terra-cotta floor, and all the work connected 
Avith the elevators are set. 

All the galvanized-iron ventilating ducts are in the roof, 
the painting of which is finished. The walk in the roof 
space is nearly finished. The ironwork in the photogra])h- 
room is in place ; the skylight connection in special libraries 
one, four, six, and eight is made, and inner skylights ready 
to put up. The fim-room ironwork and floors are also 
finished. 

On the first floor the ceiling of the periodical room, brick 
wainscot and columns are done, the radiators set, register- 
frames and air-ducts in places. All the fire-p roofings on the 
walls have been completed and the floor ready for laying the 
terrazzo. 

In the map-room all the brick and stone finish of the walls 
arc finished and the same plastered, the ceiling painted, the 
marble door jambs and raditors set. In the north corridor, 
the ceiling is plastered, the walls ready for skimming, and 
the marble door jambs and wainscot in position, as also the 
electric conduits. Like progress has been made in the 
south corridor and the service corridor. 

The work in the cataloguer's room, receiving room, and 
ordering department is well advanced. 

All the stonework carving in Bates Hall has been finished, 
and the ironwork for ceiling put in position, except at the 
north end. 

In the bindery, Entrance A, the corridor, Iobl)ies six and 
seven, the patent library, reserve stock room, and dressing- 
room, lil)rarian's room, Entrance B, toilet-rooms, and on 
the special library floor, a vast deal of work has been done, 
and the Trustees are confident that not only there has been 
no considerable delays in the construction, but that it has 
progressed as rapidly as coidd be under the circumstances. 

It is unnecessary for them to assure His Honor the ]Mayor 
and the City Council that they fully appreciate the impor- 
tance of having the new building completed as soon as 
possible, not only because there is economy in so doing, but 
because the best interests of the Library and the convenience 
of those who use it demand our removal there at the earliest 
possible moment. 

We cannot close this report without expressing our grate- 
ful thanks to the Examining Committee for their kind re- 
marks touching tlie " favoral)le impression made on them by 
the devotion and enthusiasm of the Board of Trustees," and 



Library Department. 9 

also for their congratulations on our appointment of Mr. 
Dwight as librarian. We unite with the committee in the 
expectation they indulge, that he will ''maintain the Library 
in the foremost rank." His report for the year is appended 
hereto. 

Frederick O. Prince, 
Henry W. Haynes, 
Phineas Pierce, 
William R. Richards, 

Trustees. 



10 City Document Xo. 21. 



REPORT OF THE EXAMINING COMMITTEE 
FOR 1892. 



The committee regrets that OAvino- to the comparative 
shortness of its period of service, any criticism oU'ered by it 
must be more or less tentative. It has visited all of the 
nine branches and the new Library buikling, and lias ex- 
plored the old Library from basement to attic. It wishes 
to express its thanks for the aid given in making its ex- 
amination, and has only words of praise for the enthusiasm 
and industry shown by all the officials, whose tasks are 
often made more difficult than they should be by the 
crowded condition of the building. The increase of the 
Library in every department appears to be great, and the 
expansion of opportunity for students of all classes well 
managed. Xo public library offers citizens greater freedom 
in examination or in the realization of special privileges 
upon proper application to the Trustees. 

A study of the Lil)rary must always prove interesting, 
as it stands almost alone among public libraries in furnish- 
ing to students enoaged in research rare and valuable 
works, which cannot be permitted to go outside the build- 
ing, and at the same time aiming to supply books of a 
lighter nature for readers who are not yet students, and 
probably never will be. It must always be difficult to 
combine these two objects. The students' books are more 
expensive and often more necessary to the users than the 
popular works, but only a small proportion of the tax- 
payers, who support the Lil)rary, will ever consult these 
books, and the young })eople, who form the majority of the 
patrons of the popular departments, while needing all the 
educating influence that the Library can give, need also to 
have it made attractive to them. 

In looking to see how these two goals are attained, the 
connnittee finds that during the last four years, from 1889 
through 1892, the whole circulation has increased slightly, 
about three per cent. It is gratifying to find that forty per 
cent, more books are now taken out in Bates Hall than in 
1889, showing that the valuable works there are more used 
than ever before. On turning to the reports of the popular 
department a different story is told. The Lower Ilall cir- 



Library Department. 11 

dilation is twenty-five per cent, less than it was in 1889, 
though slightly larger this year than last, and the circulation 
of the branches has decreased nearly one-third since 1889. 
In the lower reading-room of the Central Library, however, 
the demand for magazines constantly grows, and, both in 
the branches and in the Lower Hall, the burden of the de- 
crease falls on the proportion of books taken for home 
use, which shows a steady diminution for the past few 
years. 

This would seem to show that the institution is becoming 
more and more a consulting library, and less a circulating- 
one. Much of this change is doubtless due to the refusal of 
the Trustees to furnish popular reading of an inferior grade. 
While the committee thoroughl}^ indorses the action of the 
Trustees as regards unwholesome or vulgar books, l)ooks 
uninteresting to highly educated people, but reflecting more 
or less faithfully the lives of those who enjoy them, are im- 
portant factors in the education of the people, and have a 
right to a place on the shelves of our Library. Some 
readers will always demand this class of book, and if they 
are happily led to choose stronger food, their places should 
be filled by new-comers, who are only fit to begin on a 
milk-and-water diet. Some may never get beyond it, 
but should they, therefore, be starved or turned away, to 
seek stimulants offered by the private circulating library or 
the news-stands? 

The committee has seen with pleasure the new special 
lists on electricity, on historical fiction, and on biography, 
history and travel ; but, realizing how slow the general 
public is in acquainting itself with even the best catalogues, 
it is suggested that an effort l)e made to have more direct 
personal influence brought to bear on that class of readers, 
not children alone, who want to read something, they know 
not what. A step in this direction has already been taken 
in the Lower Hall, but perhaps it might be well to estal^lish 
an information desk in the deliver3'-rooni there, outside 
of the counter, where a person should be stationed whose 
sole duty, during the Imsy hours of the day, should be 
to answer questions. This would require more service, but 
the committee considers that the general readers have a 
right to demand a greater share of the revenue than they 
have lately obtained. 

Economy must always have due consideration, but the 
committee infers with regret that the Bates Hall collections 
have grown at the expense of the others, and would respect- 
fully suggest that future necessary economies for a time 
should be exercised in the departments of curiosities and 



12 City Document Xo. 21. 

antiquities, rather tlian in the popuhir branches, or by cur- 
tailing efficient service. 

Boston is now ackiu)\v hedged by competent authorities to 
be one of the best phu-es in which the musician can learn his 
profession. Students realize this and flock here in great 
numbers ; but the collection of music in our Library has 
hardly kept pace with the new conditions of the cit}^ 
lacking as it is in orchestral scores. AA'hile it may not be 
essential to a great general library to have a complete collec- 
tion of musical works, it is eminently desirable that it 
should be rich in those works which are mainly useful for 
consultation and too expensive for the individual of ordi- 
nary means to own. 

The study of orchestration is one of the most important 
as Avell as one of the most interesting branches of music, as 
it is through orchestral scores that, to a large extent, a com- 
poser makes known his individuality. Such scores are gen- 
erally bulky and expensive, nor do they exist in large 
numl)ers, so that they can be loaned freely. Their place is in 
such a library as ours where the}' can be consulted at all 
times. Without presuming to criticise the policy which has 
led to the purchase of many arrangements for the piano- 
forte and the works of standard composers for piano-forte 
and voice or one or more instruments, it is believed that 
this portion of the -Library could be placed on a more equal 
footing with the collections relating to art and the higher 
branches of literature, by devoting a few hundred dollars 
yearly to the purchase of orchestral scores, securing first 
classic works of the first rank, and then giving the prefer- 
ence to works of the best American writers. Piano-forte 
works are much less expensive and more nearly within the 
means of the music student. 

It is suggested also that an especial effort be made to ob- 
tain copies of the com])ositions of our resident musicians. 
Such a collection would show in a very interesting way the 
musical history of our city, and especially the advance 
Avhich music has made during the [)ast twenty years. 

A large proportion of those who use the Patent Library 
are inventors and mechanics, men who cannot afford to pay 
the charges of specialists to make their investigation for 
them. It is believed that if this room were kept open after 
working-hours, as late as the other parts of the Library, it 
could be still more useful to men of this class, a large ma- 
jority of whom are closely confined by their regular occupa- 
tions during the day. If this be done, it is suggested that 



Library Department. 13 

notice of this change be given as widely as possible, that 
the persons for whose benefit it is made may have knowl- 
edge of it. 

It is also suggested that a broadside, stating how a patent 
maybe found in the books, be hung in the Patent Room. In 
the temporary absence of the regular attendant, it is some- 
times difficult to find what is wanted, especially among the 
German patents, the arrangement of which in the official 
publication appears to be somewhat confused. 

It has been proposed by examining committees of previous 
years that the classified collection of patent drawings in use 
at the Patent Office in Washington be duplicated, and a set 
maintained in our new building. The importance of this 
suggestion cannot be overlooked. At present it is believed 
by many to be simpler, and, taking time into consideration, 
less expensive to make a careful investigation of the history 
of any branch of manufactures in Washington than Boston 
even considering travelling and hotel expenses, and the re- 
sults there, are, as a rule, more satisfactory. In the Patent 
Office all inventions are classified, and large drawings of all 
the United States patents are arranged according to this 
classification in a room corresponding somewhat with our 
Patent Room. It is possible, therefore, to call for all the 
drawings belonging to a class under investigation and to 
look them over in a few hours. In using our Boston Patent 
Library, one must first make his own classification, picking 
out from the yearly indexes the number of the patents to be 
examined, and then examining the drawings in the annual or 
monthly volumes, in a much reduced and abbreviated con- 
dition, and with, in many cases, an inadequate description. 
This takes much time, and the result is never satisfactory. 
About 490,000 patents have been issued in the United States, 
and the number is increasing at the rate of about 23,000 a 
3^ear. Each year, therefore, the task becomes greater, and 
such a classified collection as is suggested, would, if care- 
fully maintained, become more and more valuable, not only 
to the professional man, but to the mechanic, who could, by 
its means, keep himself fully informed of the advance in 
those matters in which he is interested. Should it be de- 
termined to establish and maintain such a set of drawings, 
steps should be taken at once to have it prepared so as to 
have the drawings in readiness when the new building is 
finished. 

The Medical Library is very well supplied with standard 
and popular works on General Medicine, as well as with a 
certain number on special subjects. The list of medical 
and allied journals is complete and excellent. 



14 City Docu.mext No. 21. 

It is common experience in medical libraries that the 
greatest demand is for journals. The progress of medicine 
is so rapid that even standard works become antiquated in 
a few years and are no longer consulted. A few good, rep- 
resentative journals from the various medical centres are 
most useful to keep one in touch with the latest theories and 
discoveries. 

The Index Medicus and Xeale's ^Medical Digest should be 
placed on the shelves in order to render the current litera- 
ture as easily and quickly accessiide as possible. The only 
medical volume on the reference shelves is a dictionary pub- 
lished twenty-seven years ago. This should be replaced by 
the latest and best one. 

The Boston ]\Iedical Library is very glad to cooperate 
with the Pul)lic Library in rendering assistance to those in- 
terested in medical subjects. ^Medical students, and even 
non-medical persons are allowed to share its privileges under 
proper restriction. AYitli this valuable library in the imme- 
diate neighborhood of the Public Library, it seems to the 
committee that the Trustees are supplying to the public all 
that they should in the way of medical literature. 

The nine ])ranch libraries supplement in excellent manner 
the work of the Central Library. The increased tacilities 
otfered by the delivery system in IJoxbury, Brighton, 
Charlestown, South Boston, and elsewhere, have received 
the commendation of the committee. But it desires to 
record a protest against the housing of branch libraries, 
frequented b}^ boys and girls, in buildings Avhere there are 
also police stations, as is the case in Dorchester and East 
Boston. 

The committee suo;(rests that a livelier interest mav l)e 
kindled if more copies of the best new works ot tiction, 
travel and biography be furnished so that each branch may 
have more good books to choose from. Above all are 
needed duplicates of popular books pertaining to American 
history, not text-books ; for the children who swarm into 
the branch reading-rooms after school-hours are our future 
citizens and rulers, and, if well guided, will take an eager 
interest in reading about the growth of American institu- 
tions. 

The insufficiency of the accommodation of the Dorchester 
branch is nnich deplored, and were it within the pi'ovince 
of this committee it would ))e pleasant to incjuire whether 
generous citizens of Dorchester might not furnish means 
to cooperate with the Trustees for the municipality in the 



Library Department. 15 

erection of such a building as that which is an honor to 
Brighton . 

The committee having in mind the demand for additional 
branch libraries requests that the subject of delivery 
stations be carefully considered by the Trustees, with a view 
to the inevitable demands of the future. There is assuredly 
no reason at the present time for a branch library either at 
WaiTen street or Upham's Corner in such close proximity to 
the branches in Dorchester and Eoxbury. 

The Sub-Committee on Catalogues has visited the Cata- 
logue Room, and has endeavored to familiarize itself as far 
as possible with the catalogues of various kinds prepared in 
the Library. It wishes it might have In'ought to the task of 
examination the trained knowledge which would enable it to 
speak with discrimination of the daily increasing difficulties 
of this most important subject, and of the skill and industry 
with which these difficulties are surmounted. The commit- 
tee must confine itself to looking at it from the point of 
view of the public, whom it represents. 

It congratulates the authorities on the jTi'esent plan of 
printing new finding lists on special subjects as rapidly as 
possible. These cover such widely dilierent topics as Elec- 
tricity, French Fiction, Architecture, Political Economy, 
Periodicals, and so on. It is to be hoped that more will 
follow on difl'erent branches of science and different periods 
of Literature, History or Art. Lists on Chemistry, Do- 
mestic Science or Music could not fail to be useful. New 
editions of the Catalogues of History, Biography, Geog- 
raphy and Travel in the Lower Hall, of Fiction in the 
Lower Hall and of Historical Fiction, have also been pre- 
pared, or are now in press. 

All these will simplify the work of looking for books, 
and yet your committee cannot but wish that the lists them- 
selves were less simple. In comparing them with the 
earlier ones published some years ago, a growing tendency 
is noted to make most of them, scarcely more than lists of 
names without secondary titles, sizes of books, or explan- 
atory notes. If, for instance, a young man wishes to find 
some good History of England and looks for it in the new 
Catalogue of History and Biography under the head of 
" England, General History," he is confronted with a list of 
fifty-one titles, which, nevertheless, includes none of the 
great historians. If then he turns to " Great Britain," he 
finds there, under the head of '' General History," ninety-nine 
titles, more than one quarter of which have the simple title 
" History of England," the only modification being that 



1(5 City Document No. 21. 

some are written for children or }'ouni:- people. Surely 
this is enough to discourage even an ardent beginner. In 
the previous edition of this catalogue, published in 1873, at 
the end of the much shorter list of English histories are 
short explanatory notes which must ha\ e been invalual)le 
to the reader. But these notes are now out of date and the 
catalogue is out of print. Another great help to new- 
comers, also out of print, was the "Catalogue Notes on 
English History," printed in 1876, on large sheets, to be 
posted in the diiferent libraries. These gave much infor- 
mation and many cross references to historical novels, great 
poems, and scientific works. The bibliographical lists pub- 
lished outside of the Library do something to make up for 
the deficiencies Avithin, but cannot compete in usefulness 
with those giving shelf and number. 

It seems to your committee that full lists are a necessity , 
and no proper expense should be spared in preparing them, 
and such expense would be justified by the public. It can- 
not Ijut believe that the diminished interest in the Library, 
as evidenced by the lack of proper growth in circulation, 
can be largely charged to the lack of these lists. AVhilc 
not in the least desiring to underrate the lists as they exist, 
your committee does feel very strongly the need of full sup- 
plementary ones. 

The committee has examined with much interest the re- 
cent issues of the Bulletin, which give the titles of all new^ 
l)ooks added to the Central Library, and wonder anew at the 
apparent indifterenee of the public to them, and to the admira- 
ble Handbook for Readers published in 1890. It feels that 
some active measures should be taken to make the value of 
these publications realized, and suggests that copies for 
sale be placed prominently about the Library and branches, 
and thtit notices of the publication of new bulletins, stating 
the price and giving some slight definite description, be 
sent to the daily papers to be inserted, not as advertise- 
ments or literary notes, but as news of general interest. 

The examination of the financial management of the Li- 
brary has been as thorough as seemed practicable under the 
circumstances, and it is pleasant to report that the system 
adopted by the Trustees seems as nearly perfect as possible, 
and insure a thorough accounting for all money passing 
through their hands. The auditor appears to be very effi- 
cient, and your committee is surprised that with the amount 
of details and the complete system of book-keeping required 
in her department, she is able to perform her duties so 
thoroughly and satisfactorily in the craiuped quarters now 



LiBKARY Department. 17 

occupied by her. The committee would suggest that in the 
new building the auditor's room should be at least twice as 
large as the present one. The Trustees are complimented 
on the economy of their management, and it is noted with 
pleasure that the expenses of this Library, in proportion to 
the circulation, are very much less than those of several 
other libraries with which comparison has been made. 

Among other subjects of more or less importance which 
have been discussed by the General Committee, is the 
question whether residents of the suburbs, many of whom 
have more of their interests in Boston than in their sleep- 
ing places, may not have the privilege of taking books from 
the Library on the payment of an annual fee of five or ten 
dollars. 

The new Library is approaching completion with all pos- 
sible speed. The architectural plan of the great building 
has received the most flattering comments from persons of 
taste and experience, and the people of Boston will have 
reason for pride in the possession of such a structure. 
Your committee heartily congratulates the Trustees upon 
the larger opportunities soon to be given them for the 
discharge of their civic trust. 

In conclusion it would express its gratification that the 
ofiice of Li])rarian has been filled, and so well filled, by the 
selection of Mr. Theodore F. Dwight, a gentleman who 
comes to Boston with the highest testimonials as to char- 
acter and experience. 

Augustus Andrews, 
H. S. Carruth, 
George O. G. Co ale, 
John W. Farlow, 
]Mary Morison, 
Oscar H. Sampson, 
a. j. c. sow^den, 

Committee . 



18 City Document No. 21. 



LIBRARIANS REPORT. 



To the Trustees: 

In reviewing- the work of the hist year, the first in which 
I have shared, thouaii for but a few months, I must chietiy 
depend on the customary tal)les of statistics and the reports 
of the heads of the several departments. 

The records show that on the olst December, 1892, the 
collection of books in the I^ibrary and its branches com- 
prised 57(3, 237 volumes; that is to say, the city provided at 
that time about 120 volumes to every hundred of its inhabi- 
tants, the larger part being of the class permitted to be 
taken for instruction or amusement at home. At that date 
109,577 persons were registered as entitled to the privilege 
of borrowing l)ooks, so the provision may be estimated as at 
the rate of about 525 books to every hundred of the author- 
ized borrowers ; but it need not be said that all of the in- 
habitants and all of those registered do not avail themselves 
of their rights. A\'hatever the number of borrowers and 
readers, the mnnber of books and periodicals read in the 
Libraries and taken for home use last year was 1,715,8(50. 
This total is smaller than the figures of the years 1890 and 
1891 ; but it is believed that the books read were of a higher 
character. The falling ofl' ap[)ears to have been only in the 
circulation of the branch libraries. There Avas a gain in 
Lower Hall over the circulation of 1891. The use of the 
Bates Hall books in 1892 was greater than ever before. The 
increase during twenty vears being as 59,264 in 1S7?) is to 
308,942 in 185)2. 

The Bates Hall collection nmst always represent the Li- 
brary, — be considered as the Library proper, the perma- 
nent collection, — and the number of books used there will 
always exceed the number carried away to be read or studied 
at home ; for under the ])i-ovisions which have from the 
beginning distinguished this Library, all who come, citizens 
or strangers, with or without credentials, are made welcome 
and accorded in the Hall right of access to all the means 
of study it affords. On one day only has an effort been 
made to keep account of those not residents of lioston who 
took books for " hall use." I quote from the report of Mr. 
Ivnapp, the keeper of Bates Hall : 

" The total number of books taken from the shelves for hall 



Library Department. 19 

use on that day was 834, and of these 125 were used by 
persons from other towns. In other words, of every hun- 
dred books used in Bates Hall fourteen were used l)y non- 
residents. Tlie list of places represented is interesting and 
indicates that the influences of this Library is direct and 
weighty upon a large part of eastern ^Massachusetts. Cam- 
bridge especially seems to depend upon our Library ; students 
from the University resort hither in great numliers." 

A half-million of volumes and almost 348,000 numbers of 
periodicals passed at least twice, going out and coming in, 
over the delivery desks of the Central Library in 1892, at 
an average of 1,646 volumes per diem; the largest issue of 
any day was 3,074 volumes. 

A force of eight persons was ordinarily employed in the 
direction of this work ; that is to say, in scrutinizing ap- 
plication slips, in sending to the shelves for books, in charg- 
ing and delivering them ; also in receiving books returned 
and in discharo-ino; the loans on the borrowers' cards, and in 
the Library records. The complete statistics to display the 
work done should include the number of applications which 
could not be gratified, for it is never possible to meet the 
demand, great as is the number of books provided by the 
city in proportion to the inhabitants ; every application, 
whether satisfied or not, must be considered and a search 
made for the book called for. There are also the calls to be 
answered from persons who live out of reach of the main 
collection, now received daily through the eight branches 
and the fifteen delivery stations. The borrowers from branch 
libraries are not restricted to the resources of those libraries, 
but may also draw from the Central Librarj^ 

The strain caused by the extraordinary increase of work 
in Bates Hall has until recently been borne by the same 
corps of faithful and efiicient officers who have served the 
public in former years, though now exposed to greater diffi- 
culties in getting books from overcrowded shelves or from 
the more remote temporary quarters, to which those over- 
flowing their natural places have been assigned, — a cause of 
an unavoidable derangement of classification. The Library 
has been darkened by the erection of great buildings on both 
sides, so that the windows which in old times were sufficient 
now do not give adequate light to permit the quick finding 
of books. The requirements under good conditions to meet 
demands in the stress of busier hours and seasons were suf- 
ficiently taxing upon these officers. Ceaseless attention, 
readiness, patience, are necessary in answering the calls for 
books, known and unknown, in the solution of every kind 
of problem, in pointing out or in gathering materials in all 



20 City Document No. 21. 

the branches of knowledge, of which the Library possesses 
so great a range of authorities, and in the preservation of 
accuracy in constantly chanaing records. These diificult 
conditions under which they labor, unfavorable for expedi- 
tious work, not easily or commonly appreciated, are not 
likely to l)e much improved while the Library remains 
in this building ; and as the demand for books and for aid in 
consulting them hourly increases, it is not to be expected 
that full satisfaction in complying promptly with all appli- 
cations can be given, though there will be no diminution of 
eftbrt to meet every call. 

The distribution of books and periodicals at branch 
libraries from a stock of 144,325 volumes, not reckoning 
those obtained from the Central Library, was 1,215,527. 

The records of the book department show the acquisi- 
tions of the Library in 1<S92 to have been 25,685 volumes, 
nearly 4,000 more than in 1891, of which 20,189 were 
placed in Bates Hall and LoAver Hall. 

As may be seen by reference to Appendix Y., the Library 
has received many gifts of value. A collection of 287 
volumes concerning the history of the Civil Avar, from the 
library of the late General F. W. Palfrey, was given 
by Mrs. Palfrey early in the year and will form a nucleus 
of a department of history of that period, to be known 
as the Twentieth Regiment Library, for the enlargement 
of which it is expected a fund Avill be provided. Mrs. 
John A. Lewis, Dr. Samuel Abbott Green, and Mrs. R. 
Anne Nichols made valuable additions to the collections 
estalilished by them here, and from Mr. Thomas S. Perry, 
a constant benefactor, specimens of the early printing done 
in Boston, and many other works, have come from time to 
time during the year. The children of Dr. Henry I. Boav- 
ditch made further contributions to the Library of Nathaniel 
Bowditch deposited here as a gift in 1858. The Library is 
indebted to Lieutenant-Colonel George A. Raikes, of the 
British army, for a copy of the "Ancient Vellum Book of 
the Honourable Ai-tillery Company," edited and privately 
printed In^ him ; to ]\Ir. G. Temple Leader, of Florence, for 
a copy of "Un' Ambasciata dell' Abate Rucellai," privately 
printed at his instance ; to Professor Fiorini of the L^niver- 
sity of Bologna for a series of valuable geogra])hical mono- 
graphs ; to the Ministrc de ITnstruction Publique et des 
Beaux-Arts, of France, for pu])li('ations relative to the 
history of France ; to the Prince Roland Bonaparte for his 
privately printed Avorks ; to La Duquesa de BerAvick y de 
Alba for a very important volume, "Autografos de Cristobal 
Colon y papeles de America;" to the Hon. Joseph S. Ropes 



Library Department. 21 

for books on the history and literature of Russia, and to the 
king- of Italy for the '' Campagne del Principe Eugenio di 
Savoia." 

Of the books purchased the larger number of the more 
important relate to architecture, and these additions to an 
already extensive and valuable collection on a subject in 
which so great an interest has of late been developed, make 
this department of the Library one of the best in this coun- 
try. It is hoped that a catalogue of this collection will be 
published within a few months. Other great works in 
history, science, art, archaeology and language have also 
been secured, and all the various departments, it is hoped, 
have been kept evenly and in due proportion full. 

The work of the catalogue department has been steadily 
prosecuted ; and, in addition to the regular work of cata- 
loguing new acquisitions, the revision and improvement of 
former work, the replacing of cards worn or soiled by con- 
stant handling, in the Bates Hall cases, has been con- 
tinued. During the year 37,441 volumes were catalogued 
and 101,171 cards were printed and placed in the catalogue 
drawers in the several libraries. 

The publications of this year in addition to the " Bulletin " 
were : 

I. A Finding List of French Fiction in Bates Hall, pre- 
pared by Mr. Lindsay Swift. 
II. A Catalogue of History, Biography, and TraA^el for the 

Lower Hall, prepared by Miss Rollins. 
III. A Supplementary Catalogue of the South Boston 
Branch, prepared by Miss Miller and ]Miss BuUard. 
Seven Finding Lists for Branch Libraries. 

The four numbers of the "Bulletin" contained, in addition 
to the lists of newly acquired books in the Central Library : 

1. Four parts of a Catalogue of Historical Fiction, by Mr. 

Whitney. 

2. Catalogue of works on Electricity, by Mr. Carret. 

3. List of the Portraits of Franklin possessed by the Li- 

brary, by Mr. Knapp. 

4. Catalogue of the Library of John A. Lewis, by Mr. 

Whitney. 

5. A list of books relating to Columbus, by Mr. Carret. 

6. Catalogue of books and pamphlets on Cholera, by Miss 

Brown. 

These numbers also contained reprints of rare documents 
and copies of manuscripts from originals in the Library : 



22 City Document No. 21. 

In the January number, 

Memoranda of Lieutenant-Colonel Kkl, of the Coldstream 
Guards, durina" his service in America in the years 1779 and 
1780. 

Original letters of Iluiih, Karl Percy, and afterwards Duke 
of Northumberland, between April 17, 1774, and July 11, 
1778. 

In the April numl)er. 

Memorandums made in a tour to the Eastern States in the 
year 1797, l)y Ivobcrt Gilmor. 

In the October number, live fac-similes of broadsides of 
the period of the War of the Revohition. 

In the number for January, 1893, a fac-simile of the 
Parole of officers of Burgoyne's Ai-my and of the Hessian 
Officers under Riedesel, after the surrender at Saratoga. 

Theodore F. Dwir4TiT, 

Lihrcunan. 



APPE^TpixES. 



1892. 



LIST OF APPENDIXES. 



I. Extent of the Library (by years). 

II. VOI-UMES IN THE SPECIAL COLLECTIONS OF BaTES HaLL. 

III. Increase of the Several Departments. 

IV. Bates Hall Classifications. 
V. Givers and Amount of Gifts. 

VI. Circulation. 

VII. Registration of Applicants. 

VIII. Reading. 

IX. Financial Statement. 

X. Library Funds. 

XI. Library Service. 

XII. List of Examining Committees for Forty-one Years. 

XIII. List of Trustees for Forty-one Years. 



Library Department. 



25 



APPENDIX I. 

EXTENT OF THE LIBRARY BY YEARS. 



Years. 


Total volumes in 
the Libraries. 


Years. 


Total volumes in 
the Libraries. 


Years. 




S.2 

15 o 


1 


1852-63 


9,688 


15 


1866-67 


136,080 


28 


1879-80 


377,225 


2 


1853-54 


16,221 


16 


1867-68 


144,092 


29 


1880-81 


390,982 


3 


1854-55 


22,617 


17 


1868-69 


152,796 


30 


1881-82 


404,221 


4 


1855-56 


28,080 


18 


1869-70 


160,573 


31 


1882-83 


422,116 


5. 


1856-57 


34,896 


19 


1870-71 


179,250 


32 


1883-84 


438,594 


6 


1857-58 


70,851 


20 


1871-72 


192,958 


33 


1884-85 


453,947 


7 


1858-59 


78,043 


21 


1872-73 


209,456 


34 


1S85 


460,993 


8 


1859-60 


85,031 


22 


1873-74 


260,550 


35 


1886 


479,421 


9 


1860-61 


97,386 


23 


1874-75 


276,918 


36 


1887 


492,956 


10 


1861-62 


105,034 


24 


1875-76 


297,878 


37 


1888 


505,872 


11 


1862-63 


110,563 


25 


1876-77 


312,010 


38 


1S89 


520,508 


12 


1863-64 


116,934 


26 


1877-78 


345,734 


39 


1890 


536,027 


13 


186i-65 


123,016 


27 


1878-79 


360,963 


40 


1891 


556,283 


14 


1865-66 


130,678 








41 


1892 


676,237 



Note. — Many thousand monographs have been added, but are not included in the above 
figures. When bound they are regarded and counted as volumes. 

In the various reading-rooms are the current numbers of 644 periodicals. 



VOLUMES IN LIBRARY AND BRANCHES, Dec. 31, 1892. 



pjn 



f Bates Hall 

1 

^ Duplicate-room 

Lower Hall 

Total, Central Library . 



Fellowes Athenseum . . . 

City part 

Total, Roxbury Branch, 




East Boston 

South Boston 

Charlestown 

Brighton 

Dorchester 

South End 

Jamaica Plain 

West Roxbury delivery 

North End 

North Brighton . . . . 



12,680 
13,339 
27,622 
14,364 
16,769 
11,192 
11,905 
3,313 
1,723 



26 



City Document No. 21. 



APPENDIX II. 

VOLUMES IN THE SPECIAL COLLECTIONS OF BATES HALL. 





OD 

IN 


ae 

H 




ac 

H 


<m 

OD 


aD ■ 


(X) 


I* 

X 

at) 

IN 


ae 
ae 
at) 


e 

DD 

X 


© 

X 

H 


S 

X 


s 

e 

r4 


Patent library . . 


3,066 


3,142 


3,259 


3,382 


3,478 


3,513 3,641 


3,796 


3,965 


4,097 


4,218 


4,269 


4,335 


Bowditch library . 


3,152 


3,224 


3,456 


3,701 


3,854 


3,933 4,510 


4,706 


4,935 


5,225 


5,348 


5,509 


5,626 


Parker library . . 


12,337 


12,363 


13,952 


13,971 14,024 


14,057 |14,069. 14,077 


14,104 


14,112 14,114 


14,116 


14,116 


Prince library . . 


2,230 


2,274 


2,327 


2,397 2,510 


2,58li 2,7061 2,775 


2,824 


2,905 


2,935 


2,953 


3,000 


TickDor library . . 


5,454 


5,463 


5,507 


5,544 5,724 


5,731 


5,764, 5,790 


5,877 


5,923 


5,966 


6,981 


6,016 


Barton library . . 


14,360 


13,487 


13,610 


13,610113,642 

1 


13,652 


13,800 13,841 


13,755 


13,724 


13,735 


13,740 


13,764 


Franklin library . 


202 


240 


292 


357' 378 


382 


382 403 


416' 427 


446 


465 


482 


Thayer library . . 




893 


920 


1,085 


1,123 


1,175 


1,217 1 1,280 


1,368 


1,427 


1,500 


1,500 


3,984 


John A.Lewis li- 






















596 


617 





























APPENDIX III. 

NET INCREASE OF THE SEVERAL DEPARTMENTS. 



Bates Hall 

Lower Hall 

Duplicate-room 

East Boston branch 

South Boston branch 

Roxbury branch 

Fellowes Athenseum .... 

Cbarlestown branch 

Brighton branch 

Dorchester branch 

Jamaica Plain branch .... 

South-End branch 

West Roxbury branch .... 

North-End branch 

North Brighton Reading-room 



188.5 1 
(8moB.) 



188G 



4,882 

367 

377 

85 

112 

122 

209 

343 

64 

276 

167 

20 

10 

12 



Total 



9,879 

866 

loss 09 

236 

303 

362 

4,748 

680 

186 

590 

355 

loss 26 

13 

295 



7,046 18,428 



1887 



8,671 
1,.543 
443 
158 
310 
262 
358 
443 
146 
546 
417 
204 
25 
9 



9,733 
874 
loss 52 
170 
284 
280 
390 
145 

46 
423 
335 
260 

20 



1889 1800 



11,857 13,518 
710 j loss 50 
330 419 



63 

159 
199 
397 
loss 70 
130 
309 
294 
248 



13,.535 12,916 14,636 15,519 20,256 



58 
115 
146 
361 
233 

91 
269 
150 
187 

10 

12 



1801 1892 



15,306 16,499 

loss 23 818 

2,355 'I's 9,143 



59 
200 
308 
438 
421 
167 
222 
214 
365 



5 

51 

loss 352 

289 

22 

98 

209 

112 

loss 67 

84 



8,633 



Bates Hall 

Duplicate-room 

Lower Hall and branches 



Added. 



16,527 
1,643 
6,521 



Deducted, 

condemned, 

trauBferred, 

or lost. 



28 
10,786 
5,244 



yet gain in detail, as above. 



APPENDIX IV. 

HATES HALL fLASSIKICATU )NS 
( ICvprirsuiitiug bookti locnKt) only.) 



XIII. 
XIV. 
XV. 
XVI. 
XVII. 
XVUI. 
XIX. 



XX, 



Special LiBiLAum 



Cyclop ledliw, oir 

Bibliogrupliy uixl lui-iury (iisuiiy 

(.TCiKTul history, biography, travel, aiid gtogi-aphy 

American history, gcogr-ipliy, biography, irave), and polite llternimx* , 

Knglifth liiHior>', etc 

French histury, etc 

Italian history, etc 

(jernian history, etc 

Urcek, [^atiii,auii philology 

?spaiii)ih and PortugneBt history and UteruuirL- 

Ollu'r hiatory, geography, biography, iravfl, and lileraliire 

i'oriodicaU aad transactiontt 

Tlicniogy, cvcleHJasUcal history, etc 

MetapUyHicH and HOcial science 

Jiirlsprudenfc 

Political ccouoniy 

Medicitl HCicucc 

Natural liiatory and ncicnce 

MntheinaticH and physical science 




1,&I6 
1,016 



Total in I 
general \ 
library 



18«1 I I80U 1N71 



2,903 


3 


48,074 


107 


1,177 


1,857 


4 


30.101 


77 


85S 


941 


6 


18,874 


00 


520 


'286 




9,888 


11 


326 


524 


3 


12,208 


9 


1,423 


494 




7,7;iO 


9 


1,181 


no 




2,104 


22 


95 



Totals 16,527 



.vhcn embracing several 



Explanation. — Class III. includes geoeral history, i 
works of histoiians. 

Class IV. includes the collected works of American wntcrs, and what of American litcratn; 
termed polygrapby. 

Classet- v., VI., VII., and VIII. have the same scope for the respective countries that Class IV. has for 
erica. Class VUl. includes also Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and tbc Scandinavian nations. 
Class XIV. includes political science and ethics, applied and unapplied, education, phrenology, etc. 
Class XIX. includes mechanics, military and naval arts, agriculture, domestic arta, etc. 



and collected Class XXIV. does not include the Shakespeare collection of the general library. 

I The subdivisions of classes are kept in ranges by themselves, so that for purposes of enumeration or learaing 
percentage of use, it is practicable at any time to get exact figures upon the sub-divisions; as alao upon such 
points as biography, travel, and voyages, etc., by summing tlje results of the ranges devoted to them in the 
several alcoves. 

Note. — The dates given in the special libraries column sliow the year when they were acquired bv the library. 
Although the books added to the Bates Hall and the Special collections aggregated 19,311, this gain is not 
shown in the column of the Total number of volumes in the Library, as lO.TSfi (net loss, 9,143) volumes, parted 
with from the Duplicate Koom, have been deducted therefrom. 



' Includes all books i 



1 G. — 12,10S of them belonging to the Barton library, as originally shelved tho! 



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APPENDIX V. 



GIFTS, JANUARY 1 TO DECEMBER 31, 1892. 

Givers 1,123 

Volumes . . . . . . • • • .7,121 



Abbott, S. A. B 4 

Academia Nacionale de Medicina, Lima, Peru ..... 2 

Acadeniia Real das Sciencias, Lisbon, Portugal ..... 1 

Adams, Miss H. A., Somerville, Mass. ...... 2 

Adams Nervine Asylum ......... 1 

Agassiz, Prof. Alexander, Cambridge, Mass. ..... 3 

Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn, Ala. ... 9 

Alabama Canebrake Agricultural Experiment Station, Uniontown, Ala. 3 

Alabama State Geologist, Tuscaloosa, Ala. ...... 4 

Albany Medical College, Albany, N.Y. 2 

Alger, Francis, Yarmouthport, Mass. ....... 1 

Allen, Charles E., Portland, Me 1 

Altamira, Rafoel, Madrid, Spain ........ 1 

Alumni Association of the Philadelpliia College of Pharmacy, Phila- 
delphia, Pa. ........... 2 

American Academy of Arts and Sciences ...... 4 

American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, 3Iass. 720 maps and 2,233 

photographs ........... 537 

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, 

B.C. 1 

American Baptist Home Mission, New York City .... 2 

American Bar Association, Philadelphia, Pa. ..... 1 

American Bible Society, New York City ...... 1 

American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions ... 2 
American Carpet and Upholstery trade, Publishers of, Philadelphia, 

Pa ' 1 

American Congregational Association ....... 1 

American Educational Alliance ........ 2 

American Institute of Architects, Chicago, III. ..... 4 

American Institute of Homoeopathy, Philadelphia, Pa. ... 1 

American Institute of Mining Engineers, New York City ... 1 
American International Medico-legal Congress of Medical Jurispru- 
dence, New York City ......... 1 

American Iron and Steel Association, Philadelphia, Pa. ... 1 

American Jewish Historical Society, Washington, D.C. ■ . . 1 

American Laryngological Association, New York City ... 1 

American Meteorological Society, New York City . . 1 chart 1 
American New Church Tract and Publication Society, Philadelphia, 

Pa . 1 

American Numismatic and Archaeological Society, Neiv York City . 1 

American Otological Society, New Bedford, Mass. .... 1 

American Pliilosophical Society, Philadelphia, Pa. .... 2 

American Pomological Society, Cambridge, Mass. .... 2 

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York City .... 1 

American Society of Railroad Superintendents ..... 1 

American Surgical Association, Philadelphia, Pa. .... 2 

Ames, John M., Chelsea, Mass. ........ 1 



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Amherst College, Amherst, Mass. 
Andover, iVass., Town of .... . 
Andover Tiieological Seminary, Andover; Mass. 
Andrews, Prof. Clmrles M., Bryn Mawr, Pa. . 
Andrews, Mrs. Samuel, Eoxbury, Mass. 

Angell, George T. 

Anonymous ........ 

Anspach, Prof. Lucien, Bruxelles, Belgium 
Appalachian Mountain Club .... 

Appleton, Nathan ...... 

Appleton, William S. ..... - 

Apprentices' Library Company of Philadelphia, Pa. 
Arcliasological Institute of America, Xew Fork City 
Armstrong, S. C, Hampton, Va. 
Arngrimsson, Frimann ...... 

Arnold, Howard P. ..... . 

Art Club of Philadelphia, Pa 

Associated Charities of Boston .... 

Association for the Advancement of Women, Killingly, Co 
Association of American Pliysicians, Philadelpliia, Pa. 
Association of the Bar, New York City 
Astor Library, New York City ..... 

Atkins, Hiram, Montpelier, Vt. ..... 

Australia, Agent-General for Western, London, Eng. 
Author of "A present to Youths and Young Men," Edgbaston 
Birmingham, Eng. .... 

Avery, Elroy ISL, South Bethlehem, Pa. 
Badger, /2ei'. Henry C, Cambridge, Mass. 
Bagnasco, Gioacchino Gambino, Palermo, Italy 
Baker, L. C, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Baker, William S., Philadelphia Pa. . 
Balch, S. W., Yonkers, N. Y. 

Ballou, M. M., 

Baniburgh, Wm. Cushing, New York City 

Bancroft, Franklin .... 

Bangor Public Library, Maine 

Bank Presidents' Association 

Bar Association of the City of Boston 

Barbey, O., Paris, France . 

Barnard, Mrs. .James M., Milton, Mass. 

Barnard. James M., Milton, Mass. 

Barton, E. ^L, Worcester, Mass. 

Batchelder, Charles E., Portsmouth, Nil. 

Bates, H. N. & Co 

Baxter, Sylvester .... 

Beal, Hon. F. O., Bangor, Me. 

Beard, Hon. A. W 

Beaumont, II. C. de . 

Beckwith, Paul, St. Louis, Mo. 

Beer, William, A^e^w Orleans, La. 

Beljame, Alexandre, Paris, France 

Bell, .James A. IL, Brooklyn, N.Y. 

Benton, .J. \i..,jr. .... 

Berry, John M., Worcester, Mass. 

Berry, S., Portland, Me. 

Berwick y Alba, La Duquesa de, Madrid, Spain 

Biblioteca Nacional, Buenos Aires, S.A. 

Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze, Italy 

Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Vittorio Emanuele 

Biblioteca Nazionale di I'alermo, Italy . 

Bibliotheek der Kijks-Universiteit tc I^eiden, Holland 

Bibliotheque Sainte-Genevieve, Paris, France 

Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France . 



Rome, Italy 



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Bicknell, Hon. Thos. W 

Billings, Frank S., M.D., Lincoln, Nebraska 
Birch, Thomas & Sons, Philadelphia, Pa 
Birmingham, England, City Treasurer 

Bishop, M. J 

Bishop, Seth Scott, M.D., Chicago, III. 

Blaisdell, Frank 

Blinn, Henry C. , East Canterbury, N.H. 

Blodgett, Albert N., J/.Z). . 

Bolton, Charles K., Cambridge, Mass. . 

Bolton, Prof. H. Carrington . 

Bolton, County Borough of, England, Free Publ 

Bonaparte, Le Prince Koland, Paris, France 

Bond, William S 

Boston Board of Commissioners of Savings Bank 

Board of Gas and Electric Light Commissioners 

Board of Health . 

Board of Overseers of Poor 

Board of Park Commissioners 

Board of Registrars of Voters 

City Architect . 



the Prevention 



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City Auditor 

City Engineer 

City Hospital 

City Messenger . 

City Treasurer . 

Mayor 

Protective Department 

School Committee 

Water Board 

Boston Art Club . 
Boston Athenaeum . 
Boston Atliletic Association . 
Boston Book Company . 
Boston Children's Friend Society 
Boston City Missionary Society 
Boston Free Hospital for Women 
Boston Industrial Aid Society for 
Boston Journal Company 
Boston Latin School 
Boston Lunatic Hospital 
Boston Medical Library 
Boston Museum of Fine Arts 
Boston Society of Architects . 
Boston Society of Natural History 
Boston University .... 

Boston Young Men's Christian Union 
Boston Young Women's Christian Association 
Bostonian Society .... 

Boutell, Lewis Henry, Chicago, III 

Bowditch, Henry I., M.D., The Children of . 

Bowditch, William I,, Brookline, Mass. 

Bowdoin College and Medical School of Maine, BrunswicA 

Bowdoin College Library, Brunsvnck, Me. . 

Bowen, Seranus ...... 

Bradford Academy, Bradford, Mass. 
Bradlee, Rev. Caleb D. . . newspapers 

Bradt, The S. B. Co., Chicago, III. 
Braintree, Mass., Town of . 
Brayley, Arthur W. ..... 

Bremmer, L., M.D., St. Louis, Mo. 

Brett, W. H., Cleveland. Ohio 

Bridgman, M. F., M.B 



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Brinton, Daniel G., M.D., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Briscoe, J. Potter, F.R.H.S., Nottingham, Eng. 
Britisli Museum, London, Eng. 
Brooklyn Ethnical Association, Brooklyn, N. Y. 



ooklyn, N. 



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Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, Br 

Brooklyn Library, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Brooks, Frederic .... 

Brooks, George, Missoula, Montana 

Brooks, Rev. William Henry 

Bro{)hy. Thomas C. . . . 

Brown University, Providence, R.I. 

Brown, Francis H., M.D. 

Brown, John A., Exeter. X.II. 

Brown, Leonard, Des Moines, Iowa 

Browne, Miss Alice 

Bruun, Chr., Copenhagen 

Brymner, Douglas, Ottawa, Can. 

Buff and liergor .... 

Buffalo, N. Y., Historical Society . 

Buffalo, N.Y., Library . . . 

Bullard, W. N., M.D.. 

Bundy, John C, Chicago, 111. 

Burr, \Vm. H., Washington, B.C. 

Bustillo, A.. M.D. 

Butler, Benjamin F., Loivell, Mass. 

Butler Hospital for the Insane, Providence, R.I. . 

Buxton, Eng., Free Public Library and Museum 

Caldwell, Edward, New York City 

California State Board of Industry, Santa Barbara, 

California State Library, Sacramento, Gal. . 

California Pharmaceutical Society, San Francisco, Cal 

Calvert, Mrs. George H., Newport, R.I. 

Cambrian Archajological Association, Caeglas, Lland^ 

Cambridge, J/ass., Overseers of Poor . 

Cambridge, Mass., Public Library 

Canada, Department of Agriculture, Ottawa, Can. 

Canada, Geological and Natural History Survey, Ottawa 

Canadian Institute, Toronto, Can. 

Canto, Ernesto de, Saii Miguel, Azores 
Carmalt, W. W., M.D., New Haven, Ct 
Carmarthen Committee of Visitors of the Joint Counties A 

marthen, Wales ..... 
Carnegie Free Library, Allegheny, Pa. 
Carpenter, C. C, Andover, Mass. 
Carpenter, Robert W., Foxhorouqh, Mass 
Carret, J. F. . . , " . 

Chaffee, Miss Mary E., New York City 
Chamberlain, Hon. Mellen, Chelsea 
Chaney, Josiah B., St. Paul, Minn. 
Charleston, 5". C, City of 
Chase, Fred A., Lowell, Mass. 
Chase, George B. . 

Chase, Walter G 

Chautauqua System, College Department 

Chelsea, Mass., City Clerk 

Chemical Society of Washington, D.C. 

Chenet, Alfred 

Chicago Board of Trade 

Chicago Historical Society . 

Chicago Public Library 

Chick, M.M 



Child, Prof. Francis J., Cambridge, Mass. 
Children's Hospital .... 



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Chilovi, D., Florence, Italy .... 

Cliism, B. B., Little Rock, Ark. . 

Church Home for Orphan and Destitute Children 

Cilley, J. P., Rockland, Me. 

Cincinnati, 0., Chamber of Commerce 

Cincinnati, 0., Observatory 

Cincinnati, 0., Public Library 

Clapham Public Library, London, England 

Clarke, Miss Anna H., Jamaica Plain 

Clarke, Miss Emily J., Estate of 

Clarke, Mrs. James Freeman 

Clarke, W. B 

Cleborne, C. J., M.D., Chelsea, 3Iass. . 
Clerkenwell Public Library, London, England 
Cleveland, 0., Public Library .... 
Cleveland, 0., Society for the Extension of University 
Clinton, Mass., Town of ... . 
Club of Odd Volumes .... 

Cobb, Rev. William Henry, Newton Centre, Mass 
Cohn, Albert, Berlin, Germany . 
Colby University, Waterville, Me. 
Cole, Theodore L., Washington, D.C. . 
College of Social Economics, New York City 

Collins, Fred S 

Colombia, Republica de. Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores 

Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Col. . 

Colored Home and Hospital, New York City 

Columbia College Library, New York City . 

Columbian News Company .... 

Columbus, Ohio, Public Library . 

Concord, 7)/a5S., Free Public Library . 

Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Ha 

Connecticut State Board of Education, Hartford 

Connecticut State Library, Hartford . 

Contemporary Club, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Cook, Thomas & Son, New York City . 

Cooper Union, Trustees of. New York City 

Cooper, Hewitt & Co., New York City . 

Copenhagen, Biblioth^que Royale de 

Corbett, Alexander ..... 

Cornell, Thomas C, Yonkers, NY. 

Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.. 

Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, Ithaca 

Cornell University Library, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Council Blufl's, Iowa, Free Public Library . 

Counsel, Pjdward, Somerville, Australia 

Cousins, Rev. E. M., Cumberland Mills, Me. 

Cowell, Peter, Liverpool, Eng. 

Crane, Albert, New York City 

Crane, Rev. Oliver ..... 

Creighton University, Omaha, Neb. 

Crosby, J. B 

Crosby, J. L., Bangor, Me. .... 

Crosby, O. M., N^ew York City 

Crunden, Frederic M., St. Louis, Mo. 

Cuervo Angel, Paris, France 

Cupples, J. G. 

Curry, Hon. 3. L. M., Washington, D.C. . 

Cushing, J. P., Holyoke, Mass. . 

Cutter, Elbridge G., M.D 

Cutter, Ephraim, M.D., New York City 
Cutting, Andrew ...... 

Cyprus, Survey of Island of, Niessia, Cyprus 



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Cyr, Rev. Narcisse, Springfield, Mass. . 
Dacosta, C. W., Jacksonville, Fla. 
Dalton, Henry R. . 
Dana, Riclianl II. .... 

Dane, Jolin, M.D 

Dartmouth College, Hanover, X.II. 
Y>a.ves, Graham, New- Berne, N.C. 
Davidson, George, San Francisco, Cal. 

Davis, Albert E 

Davis, A. McF., Cambridge, Mass 
Decotter, N., Port Louis, Mauritius 
Dedham, Mass., Town of . 
Dedliam Historical Societj', Dedham, .Mass 
Demarest, Miss Bertha, Gettysburg, Pa. 
Denison University, Granville, 0. 
Denver, Col., Public Library 
De Sails, A., Bern, Switzerland . 
Desdevizes au Degert, G., Caen, France 
Desgrand, Louis, Lyons, France 
Detroit. Mich., Public Library 
Deuerlich, G., Gottingen, Germany 
Deutscher Wissenschaftlicher Veroin, Santi 
De Vinhe, Theo. L., New York City . 

Dexter, Arthur 

Dike, Rev. Samuel W., Auburndale, Mass 
Dinsmore, William J. 
Dixwell, E. S., Cambridge, Mass. 
Dole, Nathan H., Jamaica Plain . 
Dorr, Mrs. ...... 

Dougiity, Francis, Worcester, Brooklyn, N. 

Draper, F. W., M.D 

Dreer, Ferdinand J., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry, Philade/phia, Pa. 

Drey, Sylvan, Baltimore. Md. 

Drowne' Rev. T. Stafford, Flatbush, L.L, N. Y. 

Drury College, Springfield, Mo. . 

Dubois, Marcel, Paris, France . 

Dwight, T. F 

Early Settlers' Association of Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, 

East Corinth, Me., Academy 

Eastman, Charles K., Cambridgeport, Mass 

Eberhart, Rev. Ulrich, Chicago Lawn, Cook County. Ill 

Edes, Henry II. ...... . 

Egypt Exploration Fund ..... 

Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society, Chapel Hill, N.C. 
Ellis, John, M.D., Philadelphia, Pa. . 

Elson, A. AV 

Endicott, Frank B., Chelsea, Mass. 

Engineers' Club of Pliiladelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, Md. . 

Enrique, Piiieyro, Madrid, Spain 

Eshelby, Henry D., Birkenhead, Cheshire, Englayid 

Esoteric Publishing Company, Applegate, Cal. 

Essex Institute, Salem, Mass. .... 

Everett, Henry L. ...... 

Fairmont Park Art Association, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Fall River Public Library, Fall River, Mass. 

Faure, Charles, Geneva, Switzerland . 

Fay, Rev. H. W., Westloro, Mass. 

Fellows, Eleanor C, London, Eng. 

Fernald, O.M., Williams College, Williamstown , Mass 

Fewkes, J. Walter, Madrid, Spain 

Field, R. M 



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Fificld, Hon. George W., Lowell, Mass 1 

Fiorini, Prof. M., Univ. di Bologna, Bologna, Italy .... 8 

First Corps Cadets, M.V.M. 

Fitfhburg, Mass. , City of .....••• • 

Fitchhurg Railroad Company ........ 

Fitz, sMiss Louise . . ........ 

Fitz Public Library, Chelsea, Mass. . ...... 

FitzGerald, Desmond, Brookiine, Mass ...... 

Fleiscliner, Otto ........... 

Fletcher, W. I., Amherst, Mass. ....... 

Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, Vt. ...... 

Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, Lake City, Fla. 

Floye, W. J. 

Fliigel, Dr. Felix, Braunschweig, Ger. ...... 

Folsom, A. A 

Foote, Allen R., W<ishington, D.C. . 

Ford, Paul Leicester, Brooklyn, N.Y. ...... 

Ford, William E. 

Foster, Rev. J. M 

Foster, Joseph, Paymaster U.S.N., Portsmouth, N.Tf. 

Fournier de Flaix, E,, Paris, France ....... 

France Le Ministre de L'Instruction Publique et des Beaux Arts, Paris, 
Frazer, Dr. Persifor, Philadelphia, Pa. ...... 

Frazer Institute, The, Montreal^ Can. ...... 

Freeman, John R., Mew London, Ct. ...... . 

French, A. D. Weld . . 

Friends' Book Association of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. , 
Friends' Free Library, Gerrnantown, Pa. ...... 

Gammon Theological Seminary, -S. Atlanta, Ga. .... 

Gauthier, Pro/. M., Providence, R.L ...,,.. 

General Association of t'onnecticut, Ilariford, Ct. . 

General Committee Edwin M. Chamberlain Memorial 

General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, New York City . 

General Theological Library ........ 

Geological Survey of Missouri, Jefferson Ciiy, Mo. .... 

Gerry, Elbridge T. ......... • 

Gibson, George Rutledge, New York City ...... 

Gilinan, Daniel C, Baliimore, Md. ....... 

Glines, Arthur W. .......... 

Gloucester, Mass., Board of Health 

Gloucester City Clerk .......... 

Gloversville Free Public Library, Gloversville, N. Y. . 

Goeje, Prof. M. J. de, Leyden, Holland ...... 

Goode, Prof. G. Browne, Washington, D.C. 

Goodell, Rev. Charles L. ........ . 

Goodsell Observatory, JVorthfield, Minn. ...... 

Goodyear, Miss Anna F. ........ . 

Gordon, H. L., Chicago, 111. ........ 

Gould, S. C, Manchester, N.H. 

Graham, Andrew J., New York City ....... 

Grand Army of the Republic National Encampment, Executive Com- 
mittee ............ 

Grand Rapids, Mich., Board of Education ...... 

Gray, Rev. Andrew .......... 

Great Britain Commissioner of Patents, London, Eng. 

Great Britain War Office, Intelligence Division, London, Eng. . 

Great Eastern Railway Co., The, London, Eng. .... 

Green, Andrew H., Neiv York City ....... 

Green, Milbrey, M.D. ......... 

Green, Samuel A., M.D. 

Greene, Albert M. 

Greene, Dr. Charles A. ......... 

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Groton, ^fass., Town Clerk 

Guild, Rev. Ed. C 

Guiidiiali, Town Clerk of, London, Eng 

Hall, Edward W., Waterville, Me. 

Halsev, Edmund D. . . . . 

Ham,"ji)lm H., M.D., Dover, N. II. 

Hatnbach, Dr. G., St. Louis, Mo. 

Hamburg, Germany, Stadtbibliothek 

Hamilton, Ont., Public Librarv 

Harlan, Caleb, M D., Wilmington, D.C. 

Harrison, J. L., North Adam.<;, Mass. 

Harrinijton. Karl P., Chapel Hill, N.C 

Harrisse, Henry, Paris, France . 

Hart, Tlieodore Stuart, New Haven, Ct. 

Hartford, «., Board of Trade 

Hartford Hospital, Old People's Home, Hartford, Ct. 

Hartford Library Association, Hartford, Ct 

Hartford Theological Seminary, Hartford, Ct. 

Hartson, C. F. 

Harvard College. Cambridge, Mass 

Harvard College Astronomical Observatory, Cambridge, Mass. 

Harvard College Library, Cambridge. Mass 

Harvard College Museum of Comj)arative Zoolog 

Harvard Medical School 

Haven, H. C, M.D. . 

Hawley, D. C, M.D., Burlington, Vt 

Haynes, Prof. Henry W. 

Hazard, H., Peacedale. R.I. 

Hazen, Gen. A. D., Washington, D.C. . , post route maps 

Hizen, Rev. Henry A. ... 

Head, Gen. Natt, Concord, N.H. 

Heard, John, }r. .... 

Hjnneman, Prof. John B., Hampden, Va 

Hennighausen, F. Ph., Baltimore, Md. 

Herpich, Charles A. 

Hiersemann, Karl W. 

Higginson, Mrs. H. L 

Higginson, Col. T. W 

Hildreth, Arthur . 

Hilgard, E. W., Sacramento, Cal. 

Hill. Hamilton Andrews 

Hitchcock, Dr. E., Amherst College, Amherst, Mass 

Hoar, Hon. Sherman, Washington, D.C. 

Hobart, Dr. Mary F. ... 

Hoepli, Ulrico, Milan, Italy 

Holt, Joseph, M.D., New Oi-leans, La. 

Home for Aged Colored Women . 

Home for Aged Men .... 

Home for Aged Women 

Homes for Inebriates Association, London, Eng 

Home Market Club 

Horr, Rev. E., Chelsea, Mass. 

Horton, Mary B 

Hosmer, F. A., Honolulu, ILL 

House of Refuge, Harlem, N. V. . 

Hovey, Richard, Washington, D. C. 

Howard, Jerome B., Cincinnati, O. 

Howe, Balch & Co. 

Hubbard, .Tames M. . Ill periodicals, 115 miscellaneous reports 

Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Mass 

Humbert, His Majesty, King of Italy . 

Hunu', Harrison . ..... 

Humi)lirey8, Arthur L., Wellington, Somerset Co., Eng. 



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Hunnewell, James F., Worcester, Mass. 

Hunt, E. B 

Hurd, Francis W. . . , . . 

Hiitcheson, D.. Washington, D.C. 

Hyde, C. H., Honolulu, S.l. 

lies, George, New York City. 

Illinois, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Springfield, 111 

Illinois State Laboratory of Natural History, Champaign, III. 

Imperial University of Japan, Tokyo, Japan 

Industrial Publisliing Company, San Francisco, Cal. 

Ingraliam, Robert C, New Bedford, Mass. . 

Institution of Civil Engineers, London, Eng. 

Interstate Commerce Commission, Washington, D.C. 

Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station, Ames, la. 

Iowa, State University of, fowa City, la. 

Ireland, Alexander, Fallowfield, Manchester, Eng. 

Irish Catholic Benevolent Union, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Italy, Direzione della sanita puhblica, Rome, Italy 

Italy, Ministro dell' Interno, Rome, Italy 

Italy, Ministro della istrazione pubblica, Rome, Italy 

Jack, John G. , Jamaica Plain, Mass. . 

Jackson, James, Paris, France 

Jamaica. Institute of, Kingston, Jam. . 

James, Darwin K., Neiv York City 

James, Miss Hannah P., Wilkes Barre, Pa. 

James, Miss Mary E., East Boston 

Jenks, F. H 

Jersey Citj' Free Public Library • 

Jeweller's Weekly Publishing Co., New York City 

Jewish Theological Seminary, New York City 

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. 

Johnson, Hon. T. L., Washington, D.C. 

Jones, Charles C, jr., Augusta, Ga. . 

Jorrin, Jose Silverio, Havana, Cuba . 

Judson, A. B., New York City 

Kaiserlich Koenigliciie Geologische Reichsanstalt, Vienna, Austr 

Kansas Board of Railroad Commissioners, Topeka, Kan. 

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, Manhattan, Kan 

Kansas State Board of Agriculture, Topeka, Kan. 

Kansas State Board of Health, Topeka, Kan. 

Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kan. 

Kansas City, Board of Education, Kansas City, Mo. 

Kellogg, V. L., Lawrence, Kan. ..... 

Keenan, J. J. ........ 

Kendrick, E. P., Springfield, Mass. 

Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station, Lexington, Ky. 

Kentucky Geological Survey, Frankfort, Ky. 

Kilburn, D. W 

Kimball, John, Concord, Nil. . 
Kirkpatrick, G. E., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Koehler, C. A 

Koehler, S. R. , Washington, D.C. 

Konigliche Bayerische Akad. d. Wissenschaften, Munich 
Konigliche Offentlichen Bibliothek zu Dresden 
Konigliche Universitats, Bibliothek zu Gottingen, Ger. 

Knapp, A. M 

Knapp, George B. ....... . 

Knickerbocker Guide Co., New York City . 
Knowles, Edward R. ...... . 

Laboratory Co., The, Norway Lake, Me. 
Ladies' Society of the Unitarian Church, Burlington, Vt. 
Ladies' Union Charitable Society, Lawrence, Mass. 
Laing, Samuel, Brighton, Eng. ..... 



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Lancaster, Mass., Public Library 
Lane, William C, Cambridge, Afass. . 
Lansr. Henry R., Xew Bedford. Mass. . 
Launoy de Bissey, H. de, Paris, France 
Lawrence, Mass., City of . . . 
Lawrence, Mass., Public Library 
Lawrence, Abbott .... 

Lawrence, Charles .... 

Lawrence, Samuel C, Medford, Mass. 
Lawton, William Cranston, Brunswick, Me, 
Leclercq, Jules, Paris, France .... 
Lee, Francis W. ...... 

Leggett, J. C, Ripley, 

Legrelle, M. A. . 

Leicester, Mass., Trustees of Town of . 
Leipzig, Ger., Bureau der Handclskammer . 
Leland Stanford Junior University, Palo Alto, Cal. 
Lenox Library, New York City .... 

Lewis, 11. K., London, Eng. .... 

Lewis, Mrs. John A. . 

Library Company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Lincoln, Francis ...... 

Linen Hall Librarj', Governors of, Belfast, Ireland 

Lintner, Dr. J. A., Albany, N.Y. 

Liverpool, Eng., Free Public Library, Museum and A 

Locke, Hon. S. D., Iloosic Falls, N. Y. 

Loring, James M., St. Louis, Mo. 

Los Angeles, Cal., Public Library 

Louisiana State University, Agricultural Experiment 

Rouge, La. ....... 

Lovett, li. W., J/.Z> 

Low, Frank D., Missoula, Mont. .... 

Low, Marston & Co., London, Eng. 

Lowell City Library, Lowell, Mass. 

Lyman, Mrs. Theodore, Brookline 

MacCauley, Clay, Tokyo, .Japan .... 

McC'leary, S. F., Brookline, Mass. 

MacDonald, Arthur, M.D., Washington, D.C. 

Macritchie, David, Edinburgh, Scotland 

McGill College and University, Montreal, Can. 

Maine State College Agricultural Experiment Station, 

Maisch, John M., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Maiden, Mass., Mayor of . . . 

Maiden', Mass., Public Library 

Malone, Miss Emily, Dublin, Ireland . 

Manchester, N.H., City Library . 

Manitoba Historical and Scientific Societ)', 

Manterola, Lie. Ramon, Tacubaya, Mexico 

Manufacturers' Gazette, Publishers of , 

Marine Biological Laboratory 

Martin, Alexander H. . 

Martin, L^rof. Alfred, Geneva, Switzerland 

Marvin, W.T. R 

Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station, College 

George's Co., Md. 
Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, Md 
Mason, L. 1>., M.D , Hamilton, L.L 
Massachusetts, Adjutant-General 
Massachusetts Board of Railway Commissioners 
Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics of Lal)or 
Massachusetts Commissioner of Public Records 
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Massachusetts General Hospital ..... 

Massachusetts Historical Society 

Massachusetts Horticultural Society .... 
Massachusetts Infant Asylum ..... 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association . 
Massachusetts Medical Society ..... 
Massachusetts School for Feeble-minded, Waltham, Mass 
Massachusetts Society for promoting Good Citizenship 

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Massachusetts State Fireman's Association . 
Massachusetts Universalist Convention 
Massachusetts Woman's Suffrage Association 
Master Car Builders' Association, Chicago, III. 
Maxwell, William H., Brooklyn, A'. V. ... 

Mayo, Rev. A.D 

Mead, Edwin D 

Medical Society of the State of New York, Albany, JV. F. 
Medway, Mass., Town of ..... . 

Meissonier, Madame Veuve, Paris, France 

M(^lbourne, Aus., Public Library, Museums and National 

Victoria ......... 

Melrose, Mass., Public Library ..... 

Mercantile Library Association, San Francisco, Cal. . 
Mercantile Library Association of New York City 
Mercantile Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Mercury Publisliing Co., New Bedford, Mass. . 
Mergentlialer Linotype Co., New York City 
Methodist Social Union, Roxbury .... 

Mexican Central Kailway Co. ..... 

Miami University, Oxford, Ohio .... 

Miciiigan Bureau of Labor and Industrial Statistics, Lansin 

Michigan State Library, Lansing, Mich. 

Military Order Loyal Legion of the United States. Ind 

mandery, Indianapolis, Ind. ....... 

Military Order Loyal Legion of the United States. Michigan Com 

mandery, Detroit, 3Iich. ........ 

Military Order Loyal Legion of the United States. Ohio Commandery 

Cincinnati. 13 circulan 

Milwaukee, Wis., Public Library .... 

Minet, William, F-S-.i., London, Eng. 

Mining Industry Publishing Co., Denver, Col. 

Minneapolis, Minn., Public Library .... 

Minnesota Historical Societv, St. Paul. Minn. 

Minot. Charles S., .»/./>. 

Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station, Columbia, .Mo. 

Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis, Mo. 

Missouri State University Library, Columbia, 0. 

Mitchell, S. Weir, M.D., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Mitchell Library, Glasgow, Scotland 

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Moreno, Francisco P., La Plata, Buenos Aires, A.R. 

Miirison, iVrs. N H., Baltimore, Md 

Morris, Martin F., Washington, D.C. 

Morse, I'rof. E. S., Salem, Mass. .... 

Morse Institute, Naiick, Me. 

Moses. Zebina, Washington. D.C. . . 

Mott, Lewis F., New York City .... 

Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Trustees of, Boston, Mass. 

Mt. Ilolynke Seminary and College, South Iladley, Mass. 

Mullet, Rev. A. E 

Muskegon, Mich., Board of Education 
National Association of Wool Manufacturers 
National Civil Service Ileforui League .... 
National Conference of Charities and Corrections, Denver, Col. 
National Conference of Charities and Corrections, Indianapolis 
National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Hartford, Ct. 
Nebraska Agricultural ExperiuuMit Station, Lincoln, Neb. 
Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, Neb. . 

Neill, Rev. Edward. Si. Paul, Minn 

Nevada, Adjutant-General, Carson, Nevada 

Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, Reno, N'ev. . 

Nevada State University, Reno, Nev 

New Bedford, Mass., Public Library .... 
New England Historic Genealogical Society 
New England Hospital for women and children . 

New England Weather Service 

New Hampshire State Liiirary, Concord, N.H. 

New Hampshire General .Association of the Congregational 

bytorian Cliurches, Ifollis, N. IL . . . . 
New Hampshire Medical Society, Concord, NIL 
New Haven Free Public Library, New Haven, Ct. 
New Haven Home for the Friendless, New Haven, Ct. 
New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, New Brunswi 
New .Jersey Bureau of Statistics of Labor, Trenton, N.J. 
New Jersey State Library, Trenton, N.-T. 
New Jersey Historical Society, Newark, N.J. 
New London, Ct., Public Library, Trustees of 
New Orleans. La., Public Library .... 

New South Wales Department of Charitable Institution 

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New South Wales Government Board for International I 
Sydney ......... 

New York State Department of Public Instruction, Albany 

State Geologist ....... 

State Library, Albany ..... 

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New York Historical Society. New York City 

New York Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, N'ew 
New York Mathematical Society, New York City 
Newark, N..r., Public Library ..... 

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Newburyport, Mass., Public Library .... 
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Newton, J/as.?., City of 

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Norton, Mass., Public Library .... 

Norwegian North Atlantic Expedition, Christiania, Norway 

Norwell, Mass., Town of ... . 

Noyes, Isaac P., Washington, D.C. 

Noyes, William, M.D., Somerville, Mass. . 

Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia, Philadelph 

Gates, Hon. William C, Washington, D.C. 

Oberlin College, Oberlin, 0. . . . 

Oberlin College Library, Oberlin, 0. . 

Observatorio Nacional, Buenos Aires, Argentine Repu 

O'Farrell, Charles 

Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station, Columbus, 0. 

Ohio Meteorological Bureau, Columbus, 0. 

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Ohio State Board of Agriculture, Columbus, 0. 

O'Leari?, A., M.D., Cleveland, 0. . . . 

Oliivier, Emile, Paris, France .... 

O'Neill, S. M., New York City .... 

Ontario, Province of. Bureau of Industries, Toronto 

Minister of Agriculture, Toronto 

Ontario Agricultural College Experiment Station, Toro 

Open Court Publishing Co., The, Chicago, III. 

Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station, Corvalis, Oi 

Oriental Publishing Company, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Ortensi, Ulisse, Nome, Italy .... 

Osterhout Free Library, Wilkes Barre, Pa. 

Paine, Nathaniel. Worcester, Mass. 

Paine, Miss Sarah P. . . . . ... 

Palfrey, Mrs. Louise C. ..... 

Palmer, William P.. Pittsburg. Pa. 

Parker, W. T., M.D., Beverly, Mass. . 
Parker, W. W., M. D., Richmond, Va. 

Parnell, John. London, England 

Paterson, N..I., Free Public Library 

Patterson, Gaylard H. . 

Pavie, Eusebe, Angers. France .... 

Paul, Kegan, Trench, Triibner & Co., London, Eng. 

Payne, W. W., Northfield, Minn. 

Peabody Institute, Trustees of, Peabody, Mass. . 

Peabodj' Institute, Baltimore, Md. 

Peabody Museum, Cambridge, Mass. . 

Pector, Desire, Paris. France .... 

Peiiiifiel, Antonio, M.D., City of Mexico 
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pa 
Pennsylvania Committee on Lunacy, Philadelphia 
Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art, Phi 
Pennsylvania Prison l)iscii)line Society, Philadelphia 
Pennsylvania State Library, flarrisburg. Pa. 
Pennsylvania, Inspectors of the State Penitentiary for 
District of, Philadelphia ...... 

Pennypacker, Hon. Samuel W., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind 

Perry, R. E 

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Perry, Rt. Rev. Williiim Stevens, Davenport, la. 
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Phiiailelphia, Pa., City Institute 
Piiiiadelpliia, Pa., Library Committee of 
Piiillips, Henry, jr., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Pliillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H. 
Phiiosopliical Society of Glasjrow, Scotland 
Pliilosopliical Societv of Washington, D.C. 
Pitkin, A. H., Hartford, Conn. . 
Pitm;in, I*aac & Sons, New York Ciiy 
Piit, Faris C, Baltimore, Md. 
PoUock, J/>s. Louise, Washington, D.C. 
Poole, William F.. Chicago, 111. . 
Pope, Albert A. ..... . 

Porter, Rev. Edwin G , Lexington, J>/ass. 
Porter, Mrs. Mary Burr .... 

Portland, J/e.. First Parish Church 
Portland, Me., Society of Natural History . 
Potter, John Myron, Lynn, Mass. 
Potter, Pev. W. J., AVw Bedford, 3/ass. 
Potter, J/on. William K., Providence, R.L 
Power, Mrs. S. 1)., Ashcroft, Mass. 
Pratt, Mrs. Charles., Brooklyn, N. Y. . 
Pratt, Ibof. W. S., Hartford, Conn. . 
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N. Y. . 
Prescott, .Viss Anne M., San Francisco, Cal. 

Preston, E. G 

Preston, W. G 

Prince, C. Leeson. Crowboroitgh Hill, Sussex, Eng. 

Prince, Morton, M D 

Providence, ^.7., .A thenfeum 

Providence, R.L, City Messenger 

Providence, R.L, I'ublic Library . 

Providence, R.L, Superintendent of Health 

Public Reservation in Massachusetts, Trustees of 

Purdue University Experiment Station, Jjafayette, Ind. 

Putnam, Miss M. Louise ..... 

Putnam's Sons, G. P., New York City. 

Quaritch, Bernard, London, Eng. 

Quebec Literary and Historical Society, Canada . 

Queen's College and University, Kingston, Can. . 

Queensland Registrar of Patents, BrisbanCy Australia 

Ragan, W. H., Greencastle, Ind. .... 

Kaikes, Lieut. -Col. G. A., London, Eng. 

Kailway Asie and Northwestern Railroads 

Rathbine, F. I.. Oherlin, Kan 

Reade. Capi. Philip, Lowell, Mass. 
Reale Istituto Lonibardo. Milan, Italy 
Redwood Library and Athenaeum. Neivport, R.L . 
Reemelin, Charles, Cincinnati, O. . . . 

Reinach, Salomon, Paris, France 

Rennert, P>of. Hugo A., Philadelphia, Pa. . 

l{eyer, Edward, M.D., Vienna. Austi-ia 

Rhode Inland, Board of Sfat<> Charities, Providence 

Rhode Island, Bureau of Industrial vStatistics, Provide 

Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence 

Rice, George S. ...... . 

Richmond, Eng., Free Library .... 

Kidlon, ,Iohn, New York City .... 

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Rochester, iV^ K, Historical Society 
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Ropes, Josepli S. . 

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Kowell, B. VV 

Roxbury Cliaritable Society . 
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Royal Arcanum, Supreme Council of the 
Royal Astronomical Society, London, Eng. 
Royal Observatory, London. Eng. 
Roj'al Society of Canada, Ottawa. Can. 
Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland 
Rufino, Jose, Paris, France . 
Russell, Charles Theodore, jr. 
Russell, Sanmel H. . . . 

Rutgers College, New Brunsivick, N..J. 

Sabiston Lithographic and Publishing Co., Montr* 

Sadler, lialph, London, Eng. 

St. Botolph Club . . . 1,793 newspapers, 

St. Louis, Mo., Mercantile Library Association 

Salem, Mass., Classical and High School 

Salem, Mass., Public Library 

Salisbury, R. I)., Rochester, N.Y. 

San Martino, // Duca di, Rome. Italy . 

Saussure, Henri de, Geneva. Stvifzerland . 

Saville, Leonard A., Lexington, lUass. 

Scarborough, J. W., Americus, Ga. 

Schmitt, George A. .... . 

Schoenhof, Carl ... . . 

Scraiiton, Pa., Public Library 
Scudder, Samuel H., Cambridge, Mass. 
Seaver, Edwin P. ..... 

Selikovitsch, George, Ph.D. 

Severy, Melvin L. ..... 

Shakespeare Memorial Library, Stratford-vpon-A 
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ShefBekl, Eng.. Free Public Library and Museum of the Ct 

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Sheldon, Winthrop D., North Cambridge, Mass. 

Sheldon, W. L., St. Louis, Mo. . 

Shimmin, Mrs. Charles F. . 

Short, Rev. Charles L., Newcastle, Me. 

Sibley, Henry 0., Syracuse, N. V. 

Simms, Joseph, M.D , San Francisco, Cal. . 

Sinnickson, Robert, Trenton, N.J. 

Small, A. D., Allston, Mass. 

Smith, Cassius C, Denver, Col. 

Smith, Frank, Dover, Mass. 

Smith, George, of Coalville, Rugby, Eng. . 

Smith, John C, Brooklyn. N. F. . 

Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D.C- 

Smyth, Prof. Herbert Weir, Bryn Mawr, Pa. 

Societe de I'histoire de France, Paris . 

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Society of Arts, London, Eng. 

Sonierville Pul)lic Library, Somervill.e, Mass. 

South Australia Public Library, Museum and 

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Sprinjifield, Mass., City Library Association 

Sprinsfield, Mass., Public Library 

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Sta(lt-Biblii)tiK'k, Zurich, Switzerland 

Standard Publisliing Company 

Stanwoud, Edward ..... 

Staples, Carlton A., Lexington, Mass. 

State Children's Relief Department, Sydney, i\ 

Stebbins, Solomon B. . 

Steel, Messrs. G. W. & Co.. Port /and, Oregon 

Stevens, Rev. C. Ellis, Philadelphia. Pa. 

Stevens, Hermon Weed, Dover, N.U. . 

Stimson, Frederic J. .... . 

Stoddard, Mrs. Frances M., Roxbury, Mass. 

Storer, George W. ..... 

Storrs, Rev. Kichard S., Brooklyn, N. V. 

Storrs School Agricultural Experiment Station, Stoi'} 

Stover, H. R., M.D., Newport, R.I. 

Street & Co., Messrs., London. Eng. 

Street Railway Review. Publishers of, Chicago, III 

Strout, James C, Washington, B.C. . 

Sunset Club, Chicago, III. 

Supi)le, Bernard F. . . . . 

Sutro, Theodore, New York City . 

Sutton, Charles W., Manchester, Eng. 
Swank, James M., Philadelphia, Pa. . 
Swayne. Gen. Wager, New York Ciiy . 
Swift, Lindsay ...... 

Switzerland. Bureau Topographique Federal, Bei 

Sydney. N.S. W., Free Pul)lic Library . 
Tabor Academy, Marion, Mass. . 
'Cajipan, Lewis William, /»-., Milton, Mass 
Tarj)lin, Sam. ..... 

'I'aiinton, Mass., Public Library . 

Technological Museum, Sydney. N.S. W. 

Templi'-Leader G., /Vore«ce, //a/(/ 

Temporary .Asylum for Discharge<J Female Prisoners. 

'I'exas Agricultural Experiment Station. College Static 

Texas Department of Agriculture, Austin, Texas 

Texas Geological Survey. .Austin, Texas 

State Geologist, Austin, Texas . 

Thacker, J. A., M.D.. Cincinnati, O. . 

Thoffee, Parmaiee, New York City 

'i'homas, F. H., Chicago, III. 

Thomas, W. L., St. Louis, Mo. . 

'I'hoTuas Crane Public Library, Quincy, Mass. 

Thomjison, Rev. A. C. . 

Thurber, Samuel ..... 

Thwaites, Reuben G., Madison, Wis. . 

Tiff'aiiv, Edward ..... 

Tillinghast, C. B 

Tison, .Alexander, Tokyo. -Japan . 
Tokyo, .Japan, Lnperial University 
Tokyo, Japan, Librarj- 
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Toner, J. AL, M.D., Washington, D.C. 
Tortmto, Can., Public l^ibrary 
Trenchard, Eihvard, New York City 
Tucker, Charlton, Leaminrjton, Enq. . 
Tucker, Willis G., M.I)., Alhany, N. Y. 
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Typothetae of New York, New Yoik City 

Unitarian Sunday School Society 

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Civil Service Commission 

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Upson, Irving S., Xeiv Brunswick, N./. 

Utah Agricultural Experiment Station, Logan, Utah 

Vandenkenkoven, Mrs. 

Victoria Street Society, London, Eng. 

Viilari, Pasquali. Rome, Italy 

Volta Bureau, Washington, D.C. 

Wahash College, Crawfordsville, Tnd. 

Wade, Joseph M., Dorchester, Mass. 

Wagner, Prof. Dr. H., Guttingen, Ger. 

Waldock, James, jV./>, . . . newspapers and periodical 

Walker & Co., Messrs. George A. . . . , .3 maps 

Walker, Francis A. .... 

AVaiker, J. B., Concord, N.H. 

V/alton, J. P., Muscatine, la. 

Wall, William E., Somervilte, Mass. . 

Wanamaker, lion. Jolin, Washington, D.C. 

Warder Public Library, Springfield, 0. 

Warner, C. I)., Amherst, Mass. . 

Washingtoiiian Home .... 

Waterliouse. Prof. T., St. Louis, Mo. 

Waterman, 1). .\., Detroit, Mich. 

Waikins, W. K 

Weaver, J. B., Des Moines, la. 

Wells, Henry W., Peoria. Ill 1 photo 

Wenham, J/ass., Town of .... 

Wesleyan University, Middletovn, Ct. 

West Brookfield, Mass., Town of 

West Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, Morgantown, 

AVest, Charles N., Savannah, Ga. 

Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, 

Weston, Edmund B., Providence, R I. 

Wheeler, Rev. H. L., Burlington, Vt. 

Wheelock, Miss Helen, Roxbury, Mass. 

White, Alfred T., Brooklyn, iV. Y. 

White, James Paul ..... 

Wliipi)le, S. M., North Adams, Mass. . 

Wliitman, Miss Susanna T. . 

A\'liitman, William ..... 

Whitney, .Joseph \l. ..... 

Whitney, Prof. W. I)., New Haven, Ct. . 
Wiggin, Rev. James H., Roxhuiy 

Williams, G. H 

AVilliams, J. J., and Godfrey, F., Honolulu, H.I. . 2 newspapers 
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Winn, Henry 

AVinsor, Justin, Cambridge, Mass. ..... 

Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station, Madison, Wis. 
Wisconsin Bureau of Labor, Census, and Industrial Statistics, 



Wisconsin State Historical Society, Madison, Wis. 

Winthvop, Hon. Robert C 

Woburn, Mass., Public Library .... 

Woman's Baptist Missionary Society . 

Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. 

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Wood. George Willard, East Corinth, Me. . 

Wood, Henry 

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Woodward, P. H., Hartford, Ct. 
Worcester, Rev. Wm., Philadelphia, Pa. . 
Worcester Academy, IForcester, Mass. 
Worcester, Mass., Free Public Library 
Worcester, Mass., Polytechnic Institute 
World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, III. 
World's Congress Headquarters, Chicago, III. 

Wiight, Carroll D 

Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station, Laramie, 

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Yale University, New Haven, Ct. ... 

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Yonkers, N. Y., Historical and Library Assn. 

Young Men's Christian Association, Albany, N. V. 

Young Men's Christian Association, New York City 

Young Men's Christian Association, Omaha, Neb. 

Young Men's Democratic Club . . 3 portraits, 14 photographs 

Young Men's Mercantile Library Association, Cincinnati, 0. 



Wyoming 



Volumes. 
1 
1 
5 
5 



Mad- 



York 



11 
1 
4 



2 
1 
1 
2 

1 
IS 
1 
2 
1 
1 
1 
!) 
1 
1 
7 
1 
41 
1 
1 
4 
2 
5 





1 1 


i 


1 




% 




1 1 


1 


C 


"" 


1 


iSOO 


l,8T5,411 j 


73,956 


201,305 


275,200 


773 


1801 


1,812,432 1 


71,635 


•.>18,(180 


290,515 


SIS 




1,715,860 1 


".in 


231,511 


308,942 









1,807 
1,823 



APPENDIX VI. 

CIRCULATION. 



181,2<ll 74,471 I 255,771 
140,459 ' 33,838 I 174,297 
162,431 ' 28,960 I 191,391 



,3° 


BKAOINO-BOOM.r 

i 1 

i i 

^ 1 2 



Kast Bo:)ton. 



841 1 1,525 369,708 1,038 71,408 60.823 1.32,2al , 
573 I 1,103 I ! 423,069 1,190 I j 58,003 62,349,121,012, 
630 j 1,494 II 347,936 I 1,144 | .'^3,399 | 47,691 100,990 j 



South Boston. 



_^ 








if, 


— 








?. 














s 


3; 




p 


a,"' 






























-^ 


97,740 


K 
74,140 


171,880 



053 


759 , 


000 ' 


83,106 


80,374 


163,480 


537 


639 j 


82,313 


58,985 


141,298 


465 



Veaii. 


1 


= 1 


1890. . . 


88,919 


38,558 127, 


IN91 . . . 


70,949 


37,412 114, 


1092. . . 


85,565 


31,871 1 J 




i' 


1 


c 


608 


10,420 


2,099 


61 111 


IC.IiW 


1,SS3 



„„„..■.. 






DuJ 


CHK.I,, 






• 


. 1 






















































i 


■u 




i 




> 


; 


"S ^ 


»s 


i 


" 


■^ 


>, 


^i 






























5- ' C 


- 


C 


C 


t- 


C 


3 


21,519 1 71 


193 


70,860 


24,388 


95,248 


313 


616 


is.:mii m 


167 


65,385 


23,295 


S8,»8C 


292 


031 




218 ■ 


62,928 


18,918 


81,840 




,,,„ 




Jamaica Plain 





Ykar. 


i 










1 o 






























1 tc 


2 




1800 . . 




. . . . 53.'2d2 


17.585 


70,847 


















IS,381 













44,893 
59,337 
57,287 





■o 

si 

32r 

355 

421 






22,711 
19,057 
24,031 



X 


i '1 i II 

Q a j fi j IB 


i 

Q 












7,7<l.-, 


21) 1,399 ! 4 1 950 


' 



Library Department. 



47 



APPENDIX VII. 

REGISTRATION. 



The first registration, 1854-58, had 17,066 
names; the second, 1859-67, had 52,829 
names; the third, 1868 to April 30, 1886, 
had 227,581 names. 



Central Library . . . 
East Boston branch . 
South Boston branch 
Roxbury branch . . 
Charlestown branch . 
Brighton branch . . 
Dorchester branch . 
South End branch . 
Jamaica Plain branch 

Totals .... 



9,733 
1,117 
1,781 
1,585 
1,623 

365 
1,231 
1,511 

926 



19,872 



7,752 
877 

1,395 

1,260 
860 
270 
815 

1,040 
705 



14,974 



7,133 

1,065 

2,156 

1,709 

762 

277 

1,005 

1,740 

892 



16,799 



1,435 

1,371 

735 

286 

827 
1,470 

785 



14,175 



5,542 
682 

1,277 
993 
665 
179 
659 
892 
613 



11,502 



1,337 
1,096 
596 
209 
552 
821 
595 

11 ,707 



APPENDIX VIII. 

READING. 



I. Fiction and books for the young 

II. History, biography, and travel . 

III. Arts and science 

IV. Periodicals 

V. Miscellaneous 



Totals 



45.8 
45.6 

4.6 

4. 



Lower Hall 

and 
Branches. 



73.05 
9.84 
5.43 
3.8 

7.88 

100.00 



48 City Document Xo. 21, 



APPENDIX IX. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 



Oeneral, Librart Accounts. 



Expended, 1892. 



Binding materials ......... $773 56 

books l,r>58 i)4 

Books, City appropriation §29,365 84 

Income from Trust funds . . . 7,072 43 

3G,438 27 

Periodicals 3,222 33 

Expense (miscellaneous : water-rates, cleaning, ice, etc.) . 3,708 40 

Fuel 2,704 17 

Furniture, etc 900 50 

Gas 2,945 33 

Printing and cataloguing 8,184 21 

Stationery 1-535 01 

Salaries 92,G84 7'.t 

Transportation, postage, etc 2,781 37 

Kents 4,747 (>l 

Repairs 2,4',»4 (Jo 

Electric lighting 2,304 2U 

Total $167,133 43 



Note. — The cost of maintaining the branches, $41,276.39, makes part of the general itema 
of the several appropriations. 
Receipts from lines and sales of catalogues, $ ), 771. 84. 



NORTH BRIGHTON READING-ROOM. 

City Appropriation, $2,000. 

Salaries $425 G7 

Books 145 04 

Miscellaneous expense G"7 77 

Amount actually expended $1,249 38 

Balance of appropriation 750 G2 



APPENDIX X. 

LIBRARY TRUST FUNDS. — INVESTEU IN CITY UF BOSTON BONDS. 



( " I'urchatie of booke." 
Bookt4 liaviDg a permnntint value. 

Books for Charlestown brancli. publUbcd before 1850. 
" Book** of permanent vaUie for Ibt- Bales Hall." 
Booke five years old in some one edition. 
Books in Spanish and Purtugin-se five years old in wm 
I'lnchase of bookti. 

lie, preferably " boolis on | 




kept ond'uBctl only at tlie Charlestown Branch of said Publie 1-ibrary." 
value and authority i] 



( 1 1 Joahtia Batci, born near Boston, 1'8S, 

i2) The Bum of •lo.OiW was a Kilt In Mr. I 

(;i) Mr. Lawr«ncc uictl in Auinisl, 18S5, ft 

(4) The bequest of Charlolte Harris to ttii 

(.>) The (loimtion of Mayor Pierce, previi 

,ii) This fund was received from Wfiliani _ 

« bequest occompained the iPStamentaTy ^11 of Ids Si 



(8) This fund V 



ri by the Tri 



intended fi 



Charlestown branch 

Minot and William M 
ntaiy pift i ' ' ' 
testimonial 



MEMORANDA. 

[hen s Co., 18G4. In addition t( 

lis vill, dat<-d ^Ih of Sept., 1849 

__. . L'jtncnUec. _. 

discretionary power in makini; t! 

. . tleaBt,sl '■■' 

niayoralty, and was tmnsferrcd bj; bin 



id of the house of Dai 
r $20,000 was hcqueai 

'"ith it her private libn 

olttce. Tne priucinal or interest may be expended as is deemed bes 

t, Jr.. executors of Miss Townsend's will, to whom discretional 

and Portuguese library. It required that $1,000. at least, shall be spent 

:iow on retiring from the mayoralty, and was tmnsferrcd bvhimtothi 

ority given them nt the dissolution of that literary 






Tthe Franklin Club, under tl 

STOCKS OTHER THAN CITY BONDS HELD BY TREADWELL FUND, PUBLIC LIBU.VKV. 



15 B.S: A.R.R. Co. . . 

6 B. & Prov. R.R. Co. . 
9 Fitchburg R.ll. Co. 

1 Vi. & Maas. R.R. Co. 
IS Cambridge Lyirciini , 



1 B. &A. R.R. Co. 



«100 00 


$179 00 


$2,985 00 


\ 


100 00 


179 50 


1,077 00 


i 


100 00 


118 00 


1,062 00 


> $5,585 


100 00 


IS! 00 
■M 00 


133 00 
540 00 


) 



>$I2S 00 
00 00 



Remarks. 






April 5, 1887. The certificates of 9 share 
certificate of 12 shares preferred stock i 
$100. Total, $1,200. 

Lees paid May 10, ISSt;. to Cily f'olk-i 
Trustees of I'uldb: Library. 


of K. KM. ,-xcha 
1 t>;niie i;(iri)or:ilioii 

t(.r. per urclc-r of 


lec-cl tor a 
par value 

Hoard of 



1 the one share below. 



LiBRAKY Department. 49 



LIBRARY TRUST FUNDS. 

BiGELOW Fund. — This is a donation made by the hite John* P. Bigelonv, 
in August, 1850, when Mayor of the city. 

The income from this fund is to be appropriated to the pnrcliase of books 
for tlie increase of tlie Library. 

Invested in one Cit}- of Boston Six per cent. Bond, for . . 81.000 00 

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

Bates Fund. — This is a donation made b^' the late Joshua Bates, of 
London, in March, 185"!. 

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

" The income only of this fund is to be, each and every year, expended in 
the purcliase 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. 

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

Bond . ." .•4ilO,000 00 



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

Phillips Fund. — This is a donation made by the late Jonathan PiriLLiPS , 
of Boston, April, 1853. 

Invested in one City of Boston Six per cent. Bond, for . . •'ii!lO,000 00 

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

Also, a bequest bv the same gentleman, in his will, dated 20tli September, 

1849. 

Invested in one City of Boston Six per cent. Bond, for . . 820,000 00 

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

Both of these items are payable to the Mayor of the City for the time 
being. 

Abbott Laavrence Fund.- — This is the bequest of the late Abbott 
Lawrence, of Boston. 

Invested in one City of Boston Six per cent. Bond, for . . 810,000 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 the late Edward 
Lawrence, of Charlestown. The following clause from his will explains ita 
purpose : 



50 City Document No. -21, 

" To holil an 1 apply the income, ami so much of the principal as the\" may 
choose, to the i)urchase of special books of reference, to be kept and used 
only at the Charlestown branch of said Public Library." 

Invested in one Citv of Boston Four per cent. Bond, due 

April 1, UUC . " .S500 00 

PiERCK FisD. — This is a donation made l)y Henry L. Pierce, Mayor of 
the city, Nov. 2'.), 1873, and accepted by the City Council, Dec. 27, 1873. 

Invested in one City of Boston Six per cent. Bond, for . . .§5,000 00 

TowxsENi) Fixn. — This is a donation from William Minot and William 
Minot, Jr., executors of the will of Mary P. Townsend, of Boston, at Avhose 
disposal she left a certain portion of her estate in trust, for such charitable 
ami {)ut)lic institutions as they mij^ht think meritorious. Said executors ac- 
cordinijly selected tlie Public Lil)rary of the Citj' of Bos^ton as one of such 
itistitutioiis. and attached the following conditions to tlie legacy: "The 
income oidy shall, in each and every year, be exi)ended in the purchase of 
books for the use of the Library ; each of which books shall have been pub- 
lished in some one edition at least five years at the time it may be so 
purchased." 

Invested in one City of Boston Five per cent. Bond, for . .S4,000 00 

TincxoR Bequest. — By the will of the late George Tickxor, 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 five years during the twenty-five years next succeeding (i. e., the 
income of four thousand dollars, at tlie rate of five per cent, per annum), in 
the purchase of books in the Spanish and Portuguese languages and litera- 
ture. At the end of twenty-five years the income of the said sum is to be 
expended annually in the purchase of books of permanent value, eitlier in 
the Spanish or Portugu.i'se language, or in such other languages as may be 
deemed expedient by those having charge of the Library. The books be- 
queathed or purchased are always to be freely acces.<ii)le 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 trust 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 contribu- 
tion, Anna Ticknor, widow of the donor, relinquished her right to retain dur- 
ing her life the books and manuscripts, and phu.'ed them under the control of 
the city, the City Council liaving previously accepted the ijequests in accord- 
ance 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 ar- 
rangements for the care and custody of the books and manuscripts. 

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

Fran'kf.jn Ci.rn Frxn. — This is a donation made in .Tune, 18G3, by a 
literary associiiiion of young men in Boston, wlio, at tlie dissolution of the 
associaton, authorized its trustees, Thomas Minns, John J. French, and J. 
P'ranklin Heed, to dispose of the funds on hanrl is such a manner 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 expemled 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." 



Library Department. 51 

The Trustees expressed a preference for books relative to Government and 
Political Economy. 

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 
Cambridjife, late Rumford Professor in Harvard College, who died Feb. 27, 
1872, lie left the residue of his estate, after payment of debts, legacies, etc., 
in trust to his executors, to liold during the life of liis wife for her benefit, 
and after her decease to divide tlie residue then remaining in the hands of 
the trustees, as tlierein provided, and convey one-fifth part thereof to the 
Trustees of the Public Library of 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 <if which is to be expended by said Trustees in such man- 
ner as they may deem for the best interests of the Library. 

Invested in the City of Boston Four per cent. Bonds . . $4,700 00 

" " " Three and one-half per cent. Bonds, 1,400 00 

in .shares B. & A. R.R. Co. Stock, par value .$100 each, 1,600 00 

6 shares B. & P. R R. Co. Stock, par value •'SlOO each, 600 00 

" 12 shares Fitchburg R.R. Co. Stock, par value $100 each, 1,200 00 

" 1 share Vt. & Mass. R.R. Co. Stock, par value 8100 each, 100 00 

'18 shares Cambridge Lyceum Stock, par value $20 each, 360 00 

$9,960 00 



Ch.^rlotte Harrls Fund. —Bequest of Charlotte Harris, late of Bos- 
ton, 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 in- 
terest, wdiich interest is to be applied to the purchase of books published 
before 1850. I also give to said Public Library my own private library, and 
the portrait of my grandfather, Richard Devens." Bequest accepted by City 
Council, July 31, 1877. 

Invested in one City of Boston Six 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. 

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

ScHOLFiELD FuND. — Bcquest of the late Arthur Scholfield, who died 
in New York, Jan. 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 Nov. 18, 1889, and by his will be- 
queathed 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 

.... 11,800 00 



51,800 00 



Gkken Fund. — Donations of Dr. Samuel A. Green of $2,000, the in- 
come of which is to be expended for the purchase of books relating to 
American history. Invested in 



52 



City Document No. 21. 



Two City of Boston Five per cent. Bonds, for 
<.>ne City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for 



^1,500 00 
500 00 

82,000 00 



SoiTu Boston Buancii Libuauy Tkust Fund. — Donation of a citizen 
of Sontii Boston, the income of wiiich is to be expended for the benefit of the 
South Boston Branch Library. 



Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bon 



KeCAPITLL.VTION ok PlHl.IC LinitAuv 



Scholfield bequests . 

Bates donation 

Phillips bequest 

Bowditch bequest . 

Phillips donation 

Charlotte Harris bequest 

Abbott Lawrence bequest 

Treadwell bequest . 

Pierce donation 

Townsend bequest . 

Ticknor bequest 

Green donations 

Bigelow donation . 

Thomas B. Harris bequest 

Franklin Club donation . 

Edward Lawrence beijuest 

South Boston Branch Library Trust Fun 

Invested funds . . . . 



for 



uusT Funds. 



•SI 00 00 



$01,800 00 

50,000 00 

20.000 00 

10,000 00 

10,000 00 

10.000 00 

10.000 00 

9,9fi0 00 

5,000 00 

4,000 00 

4,000 00 

L',000 00 

1,000 (10 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

500 00 

U)0 oo 

.$200,360 00 



Library Department. 



53 



APPENDIX XI. 



LIBRAEY SERVICE. 



Executive department 

Catalogue department 

Book department . 

Bates Hall circulation depart- 
ment . 

Lower Hall circulation de- 
partment . 

Janitor's department 

Bindery 

East Boston branch 



. 11 


South Boston branch 


6 


. 15 


Roxbury branch 


6 


. 15 


Charlestown branch 


5 


- 


Brighton branch 


3 


. 24 


Dorchester branch 


5 


- 


South-End branch . 


5 


. 20 


Jamaica Plain branch . 


4 


. 2 


North-End branch 


3 


. 14 


Deliveries 


14 


. 5 








Total 



157 



At some of the branch libraries occasional extra assistance is employed 
when necessary. 

AGENTS. 

Messrs. W. B. Clarke & Co., and Mr. Carl Schoenhof, Boston. 
Mr. Edward G. Allen (for English patents), London. 
Messrs. Kegan Paul, Trench, Triibner & Co., Limited, London. 
Deurlich'sclie Buchhandlung, Gottingen. 

LOCATION OF THE BRANCH LIBRARIES AND DELIVERY 
STATIONS. 

Allston delivery station, 14 Franklin street AUston. 

Aslimont delivery station, 25 Argyle street. 

Bird-Street delivery station, G Wayland street, Dorchester. 

Blue Hill Avenue delivery station, 154 Blue Hill avenue, Roxbury. 

l^righton branch, Holton Library Building, Rockland street. 

('harlestown branch, old City Hall, City square, Charlestown. 

Crescent Avenue delivery station, 940 Durchester avenue, Dorchester. 

Dorchester branch, Arcadia, cor. Adams street. 

Dorchester Station delivery, 1 Milton avenue. 

East Boston branch, old Lyman School Building, Meridian street. 

Harvard- Street delivery station, 122 Harvard street, Dorchester. 

Jamaica Plain brancli, Curtis Hall, Centre street. 

Lower Mills delivery station, Washington street, near River street. 

Matta])an delivery station. River, cor. Oakland street. 

Mount Bowdoin delivery station, Washington, cor. Eldon street. 

Neponset delivery station. Wood's block. 

North Brighton reading-room and delivery station, 535 Western avenue, 

Brigliton. 
North-End branch, 166 Hanover street. 
Roslindale delivery station, Florence, cor. Ashland street. 
Roxbury branch, 46 Millmont street. 

South-Boston branch, 372 West Broadway, cor. E street. 
South-End branch, English High-School Building, Montgomery street. 
West Roxbury delivery station. Centre, near Mt. Vernon street. 



54 



City Document No. 21. 



APPENDIX XII. 

EXAMINING COMMITTEES FOR FORTY-ONE YEARS. 

The following geiitlemon have served ou the Examining Com- 
mittees for the 3'ears given. The names in italics are those of 
trustees who have acted as chairmen of the various committees. 
The thirt^'-fourth year was from May I to Dec. 31, 1885, a 
period of eight months, for which no Examining Committee w'as 
appointed. 



Abbott, I/on. J. G., 1870. 
Abbott, S. A. Ji., ISSO. 
Aflanis, Nehemiah, D D., ISGO. 
Adams, Wm. T., 1875. 
Alger, Rev. Wm. R., 1870. 
Amory, J/is.s Anna 8., 181)0, 18'.) 1. 
Andrew, I/on. .John F., 1888. 
Andrews, Augustus, 1892. 
Appleton, /Ion. Nathan, 185-t. 
Aptliorp, Wm. F., 1888. 
Arnold, Howard P., 1881. 
Aspinwall, Cot. Thomas, 18G0. 
Attwood, G., 1877. 
Bailev, Edwin C, 1861. 
Ball, Joshua D.. 18G1. 
Bangs, Edward, 1887. 
Barnard, .lames M., 1866. 
Bartlett. Sidney, 1869. 
Beebe, James M., 1858. 
Beeeher, Rev. Edward, 1854. 
Bent, Samuel Arthur, 1890, 1891. 
Bigelow, Jacob, M.D., 1857. 
Bigetou;, Hon. Jotiii P., 1856. 
Blagden, George W., D.TJ., 1856. 
Bh.ke, Jolin G., M.D., 1883, 1891. 
Bodfish, Rev. Joshua P., 1879, 1891. 
Bowdlt.h, Henry I., M.D., 1855. 
BoirdUcli, Henry /., M.D., 1865. 
Bowditch, H. P., M.I)., 1881. 
Bowditch, ,J. Ingersoll, 1855. 
Bowman, Alfonzo, 1867. 
Bradford, Charles F., 1868. 
Brewer, Thomas M., 1865, 
Brimmer, //on. Martin. 1890, 1891. 
Brooks, /lev. Pliillips, 1871. 
Browne, Alex. Porter, 1891. 
Browne, ('austen, 1876. 
Buckingham. C E., M.D., 1872. 
Burroughs, Rev. Henry, jr., 1869. 
Carruth, Herbert S., 1892. 
Chadwick, James R., M.TJ., 1877. 
Chanev, /iev. George L., 1868. 
Chase,' George B., 1876. 
Chase, George B., 1877, 1885. 
Cheney, Mrs. Ednah D., 1881. 
Clapp, Witliam W.,jr., 1864. 



Chirke, James Freeman, /)./)., 1877. 

Ctarlce, -lames Freeman, /).D., 1882. 

Coale, George 0. G., 1892. 

Collar, Wm. C, 1874. 

Cudworth, Warren H., B.D., 1878. 

Curtis, Charles P., 1862. 

Curtis, Daniel S., 1872. 

Curtis, Thomas B., M.D., 1874. 

Cushing, Thomas, 1885. 

Dalton; Charles H., 1884. 

Dana, Samuel T., 1857. 

Dean, Benjamin, 1873. 

Dennv, Henry G., 1876. 

D.-xter. /lev. Henry M., 1866. 

Dillingliam, Rev. Pitt,, 1886. 

Dix, .lames A., 1860. 

Dohertv, Philip J., 18S8. 

Donahoe, Patrick, 1869. 

Durant, Henry F., 1868. 

Diirvea, Jos. T., D.D., 1880. 

Dwight, .John S., 1868. 

Dwiglit, Thomas, M.D., 1880. 

Eastl)urn, Manton, D.D., 1863. 

Eaton, William S., 1887. 

Edcs, Henry II., 1886. 

Eliot, Samuel, LL.D , 1868. 

Ellis, Arthur B., 1888, 1889. 

Ellis, Calvin, M.D., 1871. 

Ellis, Geo. E., D.D , 1881. 

Endicott, William, jr., 1878. 

Evans, George W., 1887, 1888, 1889. 

Farlow. Jolin W., M.D., 1892. 

Field, Walbridge A., 1866. 

Fields, James T., 1872. 

Fitz, Reginald H., 1879. 

Foote, Rev. Henry W., 1864. 

Fowle, William F , 1864. 

Freeland, Charles AY., 1867. 

Frost, Oliver, 1854. 

F rot] ling] tarn, Richard, 1876. 

Furness, Horace Howard, LL.D., 

1882. 
Gannett, Ezra S., D.D., 1855. 
Gay, George H., 1876. 
Gilchrist, Daniel S., 1872. 
Gordon, George A., D.D., 1885. 



LiBRAjRY Department. 



55 



Gould, A. A., M.D., 1864. 
Grant, Kobert, 1884. 
Gray. John C, jr., 1877. 
Green, Samuel A., M.D., 1868. 
Greenough, William H'., 1858, 1874, 

1883, 1886. 
Grinnell, Jiev. C. E., 1874. 
Hale, Rev. Edward E. 1858. 
Hale, llrs. George S., 1887, 1888. 
Hale, Moses L., 1862. 
Haskins, liev. Georuc F., 1865. 
Hassam, John T., 1885. 
Hayes, Bon. F. B., 1874. 
Haynes, Henry W., 1879. 
Baynes, Benrij IK, 1881, 1884. 
Hayward, George, MB.. 1863. 
Heard, John, jr., 1888, 1889, 1891. 
Heard, John T., 1853. 
Herford, Brooke, B.D., 1884. 
Herrick, Samuel E., B.D., 1888, 

1889. 
Higginson, Thomas W., 1883. 
Hill, Clement Hugh, 1880. 
Hillard, Bon. George S., 1853. 
Billard, Bon. George S., 1873. 
Hodges, Richard M., 31. 1)., 1870. 
Holmes, Edward J., 1881, 1884. 
Holmes, Oliver W., Jf.B., 1858. 
Holmes, Oliver W., jr., 1882. 
Homans, Charles D., M.B.. 1867. 
Homans, Mrs. Charles D., 1885, 

1886, 1887. 
Homer, George, 1870. 
Homer, Peter T., 1857. 
Hubbard James M., 1891. 
Hubbard, William J., 1858. 
Hunnewcll, James ¥., 1880. 
Hyde, George B.. 1879. 
Jefferies. B. Joy, 3f.B., 1869. 
Jenkins, Charles E., 1879. 
Jewell, Bon. Harvey, 1863. 
Jordan, Eben D., 1873. 
Kidder, Henry P., 1870. 
Kimball, Bavid P., 1874. 
Kimball. Henry H.. 1865. 
Kirk, Edward N.. />./>., 1859. 
Lawrence, Bon. Abbott, 1853. 
Lawrence, Abbott, 1859. 
Lawrence, Miss Harriette S., 1890. 
Lawrence, James, 1855. 
Lee, Miss Alice, 1889, 1890, 1891. 
Lewis, Weslon, 1872, 1878. 
Lincoln, Bon. F. W., 1856. 
Lincoln, Solomon, 1886. 
Little, James L., 1864. 
Lombard, Prof. Josiah L., 1868. 
Loring, Bon. Charles G., 1855. 
Lothrop, Loring, 1866. 
Lowell. Augustus, 1883. 
Lowell, Edward J., 1885. 
Lunt, Bon. George, 1874. 
Lyman, George H., M.D., 1885. 
McCleary, Samuel F., 1890. 



Manning, Rev. Jacob M., 1861. 
Mason, Rev. Charles, 1857. 
Mason, Robert M., 1869. 
Maxwell, J. Audley, 1883. 
Mctcalf, Rev. Theodore A., 1888, 

1889. 
Minns, Thomas, 1864. 
Minot, Francis, 1866. 
Morison, M.^'s Mary, 1892. 
Morrill, Charles J., 1885. 
Morse. John T , jr., 1879. 
Morse, Robert M., jr., 1878. 
Morton, Hon. Ellis W., 1871. 
Mudge, Hon. E. R., 1871. 
Neale, Rollin H., D.D., 1853. 
Noble, John, 1882. 
Norcross, Otis, 1880. 
O'Brien, Burjh, 1879. 
O'Reilly, John Boyle, 1878. 
Otis, G. A., 1860. 
Paddock, Ri. Rev. Benj. H., 1876. 
Parker, Charles Henry, 1888, 1889. 
Parkman, Henry, 1885. 
Parks, Rev. Leighton, 1882. 
Perkins, Charles C, 1871. 
Perry. Thomas S., 1879, 1882, 1883, 

1884, 1885, 1890, 1891. 
Phillips, John C, 1882. 
Phillips, Jonathan, 1854. 
Pierce. Bon. Henry L., 1891. 
Prescott, William H., LL.D., 1853. 
Prince, Bon. F. 0., 1888, 1889, 

1890, 1891, 1892. 
Putnam, George, D.D., 1870. 
Putnam, Bon. John P., 1865. 
Randall. Charles M., M.B.. 1884. 
Rice, Bon. Alexander H., 1860. 
Rogers, Prof. William B., 1861. 
Rollins, J. Wingate, 1888, 1889. 
Ropes, John C, 1872. 
Rotch, Benjamin S., 1863. 
Runkle, Prof. J. D., 1882. 
Russell, Samuel H., 1880. 
Sampson, O. H., 1892. 
Sanger, Bon. George P., 1860. 
Seaver, Edwin P., 1881. 
Shepard, Bon. Harvey N., 1888, 

1889. 
Shurtlef, Bon. Nathaniel B., 1857. 
Smith, Charles C, 1873. 
Smith, Mrs. Charles C, 1881, 1886. 
Smith, Miss Minna, 1892. 
Sowdon, A. J. C, 1892. 
Sprague, Charles J., 1859. 
Sprague, Homer B., 1882. 
Stedman, C. EUery, 31. D., 1888. 
Stevens, Oliver, 1858. 
Stevenson, Bon. J. Thomas, 1856. 
Stockwell, S. N., 1861. 
Stone, Col. Henry, 1885, 1886, 1887. 
Story, Joseph, 1856. 
Sullivan, Richard, 1883, 1884. 
Teele, John O., 1886. 



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Thiixter. Adam W., 1855. 
Thaver, Georare A., 1875. 
Tliaver, Rev. Thomas B., 18f>2. 
Thomas. B. F.. 1875. 
Thomas, Seth J., 1856. 
Ticknor, Miss Anna E., 18i)l. 
Ticknor, George. 1853, 1854, 1855, 

1859, 1863, 18C6. 
Tobev, Hon. Edward S., 1802. 
Twomblv. Rev. A. S., 188.S, 1884. 
Upham,J. B., J/.i>., 1805. 
ViblKTt, Rev. Geo. H., 1873. 
Wales, George W.. 1875. 
Wallev, lion. Samuel H., 1802. 
Ward, Rev. Julius II., 1882. 
Ware, Charles E., M.D., 1875. 
Ware. Darwin E., 1881. 
Warner, Hermann .J., 1807. 
Warren, Hon. Charles H., 1859. 
Warren, J. Collins, M.D., 1878. 



Waterston, Rev. Robert C, 1867. 
Wells, Mrs. Kate G., 1877. 
Wharton, William F., 18S0. 

Whipple, Edwin P., 1809. 

Whit more, Williani //. , 1887. 

Whitney, Daniel II., 1802. 
Whitney, Henry A., 1873. 
Wightman, Hon. Joseph M., 18.">9. 
WiFliams, Harold, M.D., 1888, 1889, 

1890. 
Williamson, William C, 1881. 

Wilson, Elisha T., M.D., 1861. 

Winsor, Justin, 1807. 
Winthrop, Hon. Robert C, 1854. 
Winthrop, Robert C, jr., 1887. 
Woodbury, Charles Levi, 1871. 
Woolson," Mrs. Abba Goold, 1888. 

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



Library Derartment. 



APPENDIX XIII. 

TRUSTEES FOR FORTY-ONE YEARS. 

The Honorable Edward Everett was President of tlie Board 
from 1852 to 1864 ; the late George Ticknor in 1865 ; William W, 
Greenongh, F^sq., from 1866 to April. 1888; from Ma}' 7, 1888, 
to May 12, 1888, Professor Henry W. Haynes ; Samuel A. B. 
Abbott, Esq., since the last date. 

The Board for 1852 was a preliminary organization; that for 
1853 made what is called the first annual report. It consisted of 
one alderman and one common councilman, and five citizens at 
large, till 1867, when a revised ordinance made it to consist of one 
alderman, two common councilraen, and six citizens at large, tw^o 
of whom retired, unless reelected, each year, while the members 
from the City C(juncil were elected yearly In 1878 the organi- 
zation of the Board was changed to include one alderman, one 
councilman, and five citizens at large, as before 1867 ; and in 
1885, by the provisions of the amended city charter, the repres- 
entation 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. 



Citizens at Inraro in small capitals. 



Abbott, Samuel A. B.. 1879-92. 
Allen, James B., 1852-53. 
Appleton, Thomas G. , 1852-57. 
Barnes, Joseph H., 1871-72. 
BiGELOw, John P., 1852-68. 
BowuiTCH. Henry I., 18<i5-68. 
Bradlee. John T., 1869-70. 
Bradt, Herman D., 1872-73. 
Braman, Jarvis D., 1868-69. 
Braman, Jarvis D., 1869-72. 
Brown, J. C. J., 1861-62. 
Burditt, Charles A., 1873-76. 
Carpenter. George O., 1870-71. 
Chase, George B., 1876-85. 
Clark, .lohn M., 1855-56. 
Clark, John T., 1873-78. 
Clarke, James Freeman, 1878-88. 
Clapp, William W., jr., 1864-66. 
Coe, Henry F., 1878. 
Crane, Samuel D., 1860-61. 
CiTRTis, Daniel S., 1873-75. 
Dennie, George, 1858-60. 
Dickinson. M. F., jr., 1871-72. 
Drake, Henry A., 1863-64. 
Erving, Edward S., 1852. 
Everett, Edward, 1852-64. 
Flynn, James J., 1883. 
Frost, Oliver, 1854-55; 1856-58. 
Frothingham, Richard, 1875-79. 



Gaffield, Thomas, 1867-68. 
Green, Samuel A., 1868-78. 
Greenough, William W., 1856-88. 
Guild, Curtis, 1876-77; 1878-79. 
Harris, William G., 1869-70 
Havnes, Henry W., 1858-59. 
Haynes Henry W., 1880-92. 
Hillard, George S., 1872-75; 

1876-77. 
Howes, Osborne, jr., 1877-78. 
Ingalls, Melville E., 1870-71. 
Jackson, Patrick T., 1864-65. 
Jenkins, Edward J., 1885. 
Keith, James M., 1868-70. 
Kimball, David P., 1874-76. 
Lawrence, James, 1852. 
Lee, John H., 1884-85. 
Lewis, Weston, 1867-68. 
Lewis, Weston, 1868-79. 
Lewis, Winslow, 1867. 
Little, Samuel, 1871-73. 
Messinger, George W., 1855. 
Morse, Godfrey, 1883-84. 
Morton, Ellis W., 1870-73. 
Munroe, Abel B., 1854. 
Newton, .Jeremiah L., 1867-68. 
Niles, Stephen R., 1870-71. 
O'Brien, Hugh, 1879-82. 
Pease, Frederick, 1872-3. 



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Perkins. U'illiain E., 1S7S-74. 
Perry, Lvniaii, lcS52. 
Plummer. Farnhani. 1856-57. 
Pope, Be7)jamin, 187fi-77. 
Pope, Richartl. 1.S77-78. 
Pratt, Charles E., 1880-82. 
Pierce, Phinkas, 1888-92. 
Pri.vce. Fuedkkick ()., 1888-92. 
PtJTNAM, Geokgk. 18()8-77. 
Keed, Samsou, 1852-53. 
Richards. Wii.mam H., 1 889-92. 
Sanger. George P., 18(;0-61. 
Sears. Philip II., 1859-60. 
Seaver, Benjamin, 1852. 
Shepard, Harvey N., 1878-79. 
Shurtlekf, Nathaniel B., 1852-68. 
Stebbin.s, Solomon B., 1882-83. 



Story, .loseph, 1855-56; 1865-67. 
Thomas, Benjamin F., 1877-78. 
TicKNOR, George, 1852-66. 
Tyler, John S.. 186:5-64; 1866-67. 
Warren, George W.. 1852-54. 
Washbnrn. FrediTick L , 1857-58. 
Whii'1-le, Edwin P.. 1868-70. 
Whitmore, William II., 1882-83. 
Whitmore, William H., 1SS5-88. 
Whitney. Daniel H., 1862-63. 
Whitteii. Charles V., 1883-85. 
Wilson, Elisha T., 1861-63. 
Wilson, George, 1852. 
WiNsoR, Justin, 1867. 
Wolcott, Roger, 1879. 
Wright, Albert J., 1868-69. 



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