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ANNX.TAL REPORT 



OF THE TRUSTEES 



Public Library 



CITY OF BOSTON 



1899 



BOSTON 
MUNICIPAL PRINTING OFFICE 

1900 



CONTENTS 



Report of the Trustees , . . , . . 

Report of the Librarian ...... 

Supplements to the Report of the Librarian : 

A. Extract from the Report of the Special Libraries 

Department ...... 

B. Report of the Department of Documents and Statis 

tics ........ 

C> Extract from the Report of the Branch Department 
D. Deaths and Resignations .... 

Report of the Examining Committee 
Appendixes : 

I. financial Statement .... 

II. Extent of the Library by Years 

III. Net Increase of the Several Departments, includ 

ing Branches ..... 

IV. Classification : Central Library . . broadside 
V. Classification : Branches (omitted 1899-1900) 

VI. Registration ..... broadside 

VII. Circulation ...... 

VIII. Trustees for Forty-eight Years. — Librarians 
IX. Examining Committees for Forty-eight Years 
X. Library Service (April 30, 1900), including Sun 

day and Evening Schedule 
XI. Givers, and amounts of Gifts 
XII. The Needs of the Public Library 



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LIBRARY SYSTEM, FEBRUARY 1, 1900. 



Departments. 



Opened. 



Volumes, 
Jan. 31, 

1000. 



Circulated 
for home 

use, 
1899-iyOU. 



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

t East Boston Branch , 37 Meridian st 

§ South Boston Branch, 372 Broadway 

§§ Roxbury Branch, 46 Millmont st 

X Charlestown Branch, City sq 

t Brighton Branch, Rockland st 

X Dorchester Branch, Arcadia, cor. Adams st 



X South End Branch, English High School Building, 
Montgomery st 



X Jamaica Plain Branch, Curtis Hall, Centre st 

X West Roxbury Branch, Centre, near Mt. "Vernon st — 

t West End Branch, Cambridge, cor. Lynde st 

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

" B. Roslindale Delivery Station, 25 Poplar St.. . 

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



E. Neponset Delivery Station, 49 Walnut st 

F. Mt. Bowdoin Reading Room, Washington, 

cor. Eldon st " 



G. Allston Delivery Station, 14 Franklin st 

H. Ashmont Delivery Station, 4 Talbot ave 

J. Dorchester Station Delivery Station, 15' 
Norfolk st 



K. Bird Street Delivery Station, 6 Wayland st. 

L. North Brighton Reading Room, 56 Mar- 
ket st 



M. Crescent Avenue Delivery Station, 1002 
Dorchester ave 



Blue Hill Avenue Delivery Station, 200 Blue 
Hill ave 



Broadway Extension Delivery Station, 13 
Broadway Extension 



Upham's Corner Delivery Station, 7-52 Dud- 
ley st 



Warren Street Delivery Station, 329 War- 
ren st 



Roxbury Crossing Delivery Station, 1173 
Tremont st 



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



U. Ward Nine Delivery Station, 62 Union 
Park st 



W. Industrial School Delivery Station, 39 North 
Bennet st 



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

*Jan., 

*Jan., 
Jan. 25, 

Aug., 
Sept., 
*Jan. 6, 
Feb. 1 
June 7 
Dec. 3 

Dec. 27 
Jan. 1 

Nov. 1; 
Mar. IJ 

July 26, 

Nov. 12 
Jan. 22 

May 9, 

June 25 

Apr. 29 

Jan. 16, 

Mar. 16 

May 1 

Jan. 18 

Nov. 1 

Dec. 27 

Nov. 3 



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1872 
1873 
1874 
1874 
1875 

1877 

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1881 
1883 

1886 
1889 
1890 

1890 
1892 

1892 

1892 

1892 

1896 

1896 

1896 

1897 

1897 

1898 

1899 



579,653 
11,5.59 
14,472 
33,425 
31,943 
14,357 
15,927 

13,821 
12,525 
4,521 
11,323 

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430,987 
58,967 
74,280 
80,422 
45,289 
36,017 
52,654 

85,423 
46,558 
22,649 
123,901 
5,297 
14,025 

3,851 
6,175 

10,865 
9,675 
8,072 

8,430 
5,071 

3,748 

6,131 
10,247 
24,113 
15,191 
13,642 
13,021 

9,940 
13,442 

2,255 



* As a branch. 

t In buildings owned by the city, and exclusively devoted to library uses. 

X In city buildings, in part devoted to other municipal uses. 

§ Occupies reuted rooms. 

§§ The lessee of the Fellowes Athenaeum, a private library association. 




CENTRAL LIBRARY, GROUND FLOOR. 




CENTRAL LIBRARY, ENTRESOL A. 




CENTRAL LIBRARY, SECOND FLOOR, 



CENTRAL LIBRARY, ENTRESOL B. 



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CENTRAL LIBRARY, SPECIAL LIBRARIES FLOOR 



To His Honor Thomas N. Hart, 

Mayor of the City of Boston : 

The Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston 
present the following report of its condition for the year end- 
ing January 31, 1900, being the forty-eighth annual report. 
They present also the reports of the Librarian, of the Au- 
ditor, of various heads of departments, and of the Examin- 
ing Committee of Citizens. They ask for these the especial 
attention of all interested in the Library. There will be 
found in them much information relating to its manage- 
ment, the extent of its use, its increase by purchase and 
gifts, and the methods adopted to make its resources known 
and available, and also many details which it is inexpedient 
to incorporate in this general report. 

The Library suffered serious loss during the year by the 
resignation of the Librarian, Mr. Herbert Putnam, and by 
the death of Mr. Philip Henry Savage, the Clerk of the 
Corporation and Secretary of the Librarian. 

Mr. Putnam had been the Librarian since the opening of 
the present building. He was admirably fitted for the du- 
ties of the office, and by his learning, his tact and liis execu- 
tive ability he was rapidly perfecting an efficient system of 
administration, and greatl}'- expanding the usefulness of the 
Librar3\ 

He resigned his position on April 3, 1899, having been ap- 
pointed Libraiian of the Library of Congress. 

Mr. Savage died on June 4, 1899. He was Secretary to 
the Librarian, and had recently been elected Clerk of the Cor- 



2 City Document Xo. 23. 

poration. His office brought him in immediate contact with 
the public. He discharged its duties M'ith marked wisdom, 
and gave clear promise of future usefulness. 

Mr. James L. Whitney, long connected with the Librarj^ 
and for many years at the head of the Catalogue Depart- 
ment, was appointed Acting Librarian on March 31, 1899, and 
Librarian on December 22, 1899. Mr. Otto Fleischner, Cus- 
todian of Special Libraries, was appointed Assistant Librarian 
on January 12, 1900. 

The deaths of two gentlemen occurred during the past 
year, who, although not connected at the time with the 
Library, deserve mention in this report. 

Hon. Frederick O. Prince died on June 6, 1899. He had 
but a short time previously resigned his office as a Trustee, a 
position which he had filled since 1888, having been in the 
latter years President of the Board. His urbanity, his deep 
interest in the Library and his faithful attention to his du- 
ties were conspicuous, and gave great value to his services. 

Mr. William W. Greenough died on June 17, 1899. He 
was chosen a Trustee in 1856, retiring in 1888. For twenty- 
two years he was President of the Board. Probably no one 
ever contributed so much time and devotion to the Library 
as he, and to no one is due a larger share of its success. His 
interest in it continued to his death. 

The vacancy occasioned b}^ the resignation of Mayor 
Prince was filled by the appointment of Dr. Thomas Dwight. 
The Board was reorganized by the election of Mr. Solomon 
Lincoln as President, and Dr. James DeNormandie as Vice- 
President. Mr. Josiah H. Benton, Jr., was reappointed a 
Trustee to serve for five years from May 1, 1899. 

The financial condition of the Library for the past year is 
briefly exhibited as follows : 

Expenses. 

For salaries .... $170,424 88 

" books and photographs . 26,837 87 

" periodicals .... 5,820 57 

" newspapers . . . 1,970 38 

" general maintenance . . 66,397 35 



$271,451 05 



Receipts. 

City appropriation . . . $255,000 00 

Income of trust funds . . 12,337 77 

Miscellaneous sources, gifts, etc., 4,113 28 



$271,451 05 



Library Department. 3 

In execution of a power vested in them by a statute of 
the Commonwealth, the Trustees in Februaiy, 1899, sold 
the old Library building on Boylston street for $850,000 
to the Executors and Trustees acting under the will of the 
late Frederick L. Ames. The proceeds were paid to the 
Board of Commissioners of the Sinking-Funds of Boston. 

The Trustees think it pro]3er again to call attention to the 
fact that the income of the Library — never completel}' suffi- 
cient — continues to be diminished by two charges with which, 
as it seems to them, it should not be burdened. The annual 
expense of collecting fines imposed for the misuse of books, 
amounting to $1,500 or more, falls upon the general appro- 
priation, while the fines collected, amounting to 'i<5,000 or 
more annually, are paid into the city treasury. 

It seems reasonable to ask that this sum, which in effect 
represents largely a deterioration in the value of the books, 
should be restored to the Library in order to replace this 
loss. 

In the second place the Library publishes during the year 
a considerable number of bulletins, catalogues and other pub- 
lications, which are of peculiar value in themselves, which 
attract widespread notice, and secure for the Library much 
deserved reputation and indirect pecuniary gain. Some of 
these publications are sold. The expense of preparing and 
printing them falls upon the appropriation for the Library, 
while all receipts from their sales are without deduction paid 
into the city treasury. 

In both cases it seems just that only the net receipts after 
deducting expenses should be paid into the city treasury. 

The changes in the Library building, completed during the 
preceding year have proved to be distinct improvements, 
have added greatly to the convenient administration of the 
Library, and have expedited the delivery of books. The 
building itself is carefully protected and maintained and 
suffers no deterioration, notwithstanding the great number 
of visitors and readers, but the books have suffered from con- 
stantly increasing use, augmented by the wear of transfer 
from the old building. A very considerable number need 
rebinding and are necessarily withdrawn from circulation. 
It is impossible for the Trustees to supply from their current 
income the money required for this purpose, and a large 
special appropriation is needed in the interest of true 
economy. 

The Trustees report as usual a constant growth of the 
Library and of its use. The number of card-holders has 
increased during the past year, but by reason of the com- 



City Document No. 23. 



mencement of a new registration on February 1, 1899, it is 
impossible to make an accurate comparison with preceding 
years. 

The number of books has increased by the addition of 
30,506 volumes through purchase and gifts. The gifts of 
books during the past year have been larger and more valua- 
ble than usual. Of these and of other important gifts the 
Librarian's report contains a detailed account. 

The Library system has been increased during the year by 
the addition of ten delivery and deposit stations. Applica- 
tions for farther extensions are constantly received, usually 
beyond the means at the command of the Trustees to grant. 

To exhibit the improvements and growth of the catalogues 
would require a more detailed statement than is here possible. 
The work is vast, and yet escapes the notice of the ordinary 
visitor. The usefulness of the Library depends upon it in 
large degree, and although the work is never done, a con- 
stant gain has been made, and the resources of the Library 
are more at command than ever before. 

The officials of the Library have constantly sought to 
improve its usefulness in various ways — for instance, 
through its publications, which are enumerated in the report 
of Mr. Swift, the editor, and by the frequent collection and 
exhibition in the Library of books and prints relating to 
subjects of immediate interest, or connected with the work 
of pupils in the public schools. 

A department of manuscripts has been established. The 
Library owns many valuable papers and documents which 
serve as the foundation of a valuable collection. 

The Examining Committee of Citizens for the past year 
was constituted as follows : 



Hon. Charles Allen. 
Mr. William F. Apthorp. 
Mr. Alfred Bowditch. 
Hon. Henry W. Bragg. 
Francis H. Brown, M.D. 
Very Rev. Wm. Byrne. 
Hon. P. A. Collins. 
Rev. A. T. Connolly. 
Mr. James C. Davis. 
Rev. E. W. Donald, D.D. 
Mr. Chas. F. Donnelly. 
Wm. H. Ensworth, M.D. 
Hon. J. D. Fallon. 
Mr. Thomas J. Gargan. 
Rev. G. A. Gordon, D.D. 
Mr. Alfred Hemenway. 



Mr. Francis L. Higginson. 
]\L\ Thomas Hills. 
Rev. E. A. Horton. 
Miss E. F. Mason. 
Mr. Frank S. Mason. 
Mr. John Noble. 
Mr. William L. Putnam. 
Mr. Henry R. Reed. 
Rev. W. D. Roberts. 
Mr. James J. Roche. 
Mr. Charles P. Searle. 
Mrs. H. H. Sprague. 
Miss Frances H. Turner. 
Mr. Horace G. Wadlin. 
Mrs. Darwin E. Ware. 



Library Department. 5 

A copy of their report is submitted. 

The Trustees welcome the intelligent interest of such 
committees and give careful attention to their suggestions. 

The use of the Library keeps pace with the growth of the 
city, and hence demands constantly increasing appropriations 
of money. But the Trustees believe that the liberal gifts 
of the city have been faithfully and wisely used, and that, 
within reasonable limits, no public expenditure produces 
better returns. 

The Library is now well known in both hemispheres, and 
its custodians receive daily evidence of the high rank it 
holds and the well-deserved reputation which it secures for 
the city. 

Solomon Lincoln, 

Presideyit. 
James De Noemandie, 

Vice-President. 
Josiah H. Benton, Jr. 
Henry P. Bo^YDITCH. 
Thomas D wight. 

May 4, 1900. 



City Document No. 23. 



LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. 



To the Trustees : 

The report of the Librarian for the year ending January 
31, 1900, is hereby respectfully submitted. 

THE LIBRARY SYSTEM. 

The Library system has been increased during the year by 
the establishment of one delivery and deposit station (Sta- 
tion W), and two deliveries to city institutions. Deposits 
have been sent to one additional engine-house and to seven 
additional public schools. One delivery (that to the Han- 
cock School) has been discontinued. 

The Library system comprises : 

The Central Library, on Copley square. 

Ten branch libraries, with considerable permanent collec- 
tions of books. 

Five reading-rooms, all of them also delivery and deposit 
stations, and two, stations F (Mt. Bowdoin) and P (Broad- 
way Extension), having also independent permanent collec- 
tions of books. 

Fourteen delivery stations, all also deposit stations. 

Twenty-three engine-houses and one post-office (the Back 
Bay station) receiving books on deposit. 

Five public schools (two high and three grammar schools) 
receiving deposits from the Central Library, and six schools 
with deposits from the branch libraries. 

Five institutions, receiving deposits. 

Two deliveries to officers of city institutions. 

A total, besides the Central Library, of seventy-one agen- 
cies, as against sixty-one on February 1, 1899, and fifty-seven 
on February 1, 1898. 

Petitions have been received for additional Library agen- 
cies, but the funds at the disposal of the Trustees have not 
allowed the additional expense. Wards 1, 17 and 19 are 
districts which especially need delivery stations. 

THE LIBRARIAN. 

Mr. Herbert Putnam, chief officer of the Library, resigned 
his position April 3, 1899, to become the Librarian of Con- 
gress. 



Library Department. 7 

Mr. Putnam came, four years before, at a critical time, to 
this Library. The new building had just been opened to the 
public, and the Library waited, with all its possibilities, to 
be set in motion. New departments were to be established 
and existing ones developed, and the entire institution put 
upon an enduring basis. To these ends his rare organizing 
and administrative powers were bent, with a success every- 
where manifest. 

Mr. Putnam's associates here regret that their friend and 
chief can no longer be with them, and extend their best 
wishes to him in his new field of work. 

Mr. James L. Whitney, the Chief of the Catalogue Depart- 
ment, was appointed the Acting Librarian, INIarch 31, 1899, 
and on December 22, was chosen the Librarian. On Janu- 
ary 12, 1900, Mr. Otto Fleischner, Custodian of Special 
Libraries, was appointed the Assistant Librarian. 

FINANCE. 

The receipts and payments of the Library during the year 
are given in detail in the statement of the Auditor (Appen- 
dix I. of this report). 

The estunated cost of maintaining the Library for the 
year, as submitted to the city government, on De- 
cember 17, 1808, was . . " . . . . $287,059 

The amount granted b}^ the general appropriation was . 255,000 



Difference $32,059 

Since the estimates were based on close calculations, item 
by item, of actual needs, the problem of saving this large sum 
was a serious one, and only accomplished with prejudice to 
the Library. 

By reason of vacancies in the offices of the Librarian and 
the Librarian's Secretary, and other officials, the salary ac- 
count was reduced -f 6, 513.63. The much needed allowance 
for the binding of books was reduced 110,692.26. Of the 
seriousness of this reduction, further mention is made later 
in this report. The reduction fell heaviest on books and 
periodicals, namely, about $13,000, and but for the reduction 
of salaries referred to above, the sum at the disposal of the 
Trustees for popular books would have been entirely inade- 
quate. 

The Library has not yet been able to adjust itself to the 
cutting off of its former income from rentals, and from the 
receipts from fines and sales of its publications. These 
amounts since 1898 have been turned into thesfeneral income 



City Document Xo. 23. 



account of the city, and are no longer specially available for 
the use of the Library. No allowance has been made to the 
Library for the loss of these considerable sums. 

Endowments. 

By the provisions of the will of the late Daniel Sharpe 
Ford, publisher of the Youth's Companion, the sum of $6,000 
was bequeathed to the Boston Public Librarj-. This bequest 
has not yet been received. The endowments of the Library 
are the same as last year, namely, $220,150, the income 
from which can be used for the purchase of books, and 
850,000, the income to be used for newspapers (Todd news- 
paper fund). The income from the book funds is '$9,385 a 
year, with the prospect of a decrease as lower rates of interest 
prevail. This sum is insufficient to purchase the books of 
permanent value needed by the Library. During the past 
year attention has been called in the Boston newspapers to 
the "Needs of the Boston Public Library," in the matter of 
increased endowment. These articles are deemed of especial 
significance, and are reprinted in the closing pages of this 
report. 

Geoss Income and Expenditure. 

G-ross Income. — The gross income of the Library from 
all sources, including balances February 1, 1899, except spe- 
cial appropriations, was as follows : 

General appropriation ...... 8255,000 00 

Trust funds : 

Income in hands of the City Treasurer . . 14,426 76 

Miscellaneous donations for the purchase of l)ooks 

and photographs . . . . . . 1,865 88 

Exchange account ...... 1,585 25 

Interest on hank deposit . . . . . 1,670 65 

Codman memorial fund (principal) ... 2 00 

London accounts : 

Trust funds $14,473 12 

General book funds . . . 11,819 04 
Interest on above . . . . 383 08 

26,675 24 

§301,225 78 

$255,000 00 

15 40 

12,337 77 

2,495 03 

1,602 85 



Expenditure. — From general income . 
From exchange account (money refunded) 
From trust funds income (including Todd fund) 
From general book fund .... 
From miscellaneous aifts .... 



6271,451 05 



Library Department. 9 

A nominal balance on February 1, 1900, would appear as 
$29,774.73. This is, however, subject to outstanding obliga- 
tions and in part to special restrictions. The available balance 
is but $22,690.94 made up as follows : 

Applicable to photographs ..... $28 74 

Applicable to books, as follows : 
Trust funds income : nominal 
balance ..... 
Less outstanding orders and neces- 
sary reserve for continuations 

General book funds 
Less outstanding orders 

Excliange account 

Interest : domestic account . 

Cash donations : balances on hand 

Codman memorial fund (principal $2). 



It is to be observed further that the bulk of the above 
available balance is composed of funds applicable only to the 
purchase of books, and to a great extent of funds which 
must be reserved for the purchase of books of a very special 
character, e.g.^ the Charlotte Harris fund — balance $4,218.18 
— restricted to the purchase of books published prior to 
1850. 

Special Appropriations. 

Those witli apparent existing balances are the Building 
appropriation (construction of Copley Square building), 
Furnishing appropriation (Copley Square building), and the 
appropriation for Improvement of the Broadway Extension 
Delivery Station. The Auditor's exhibit shows : 

Building Appropriation. — Nominal balance un- 
certified February 1, 1899 .... $110,11600 
Expenditures, 1899 24,681 30 



$16,735 


23 




6,283 


13 


10,452 10 


$9,533 


97 


798 


66 


8,735 31 
1,569 85 








. 


1,670 65 






234 29 




$22,690 94 



Nominal balance . . • . . . . $85,434 70 

Against which are contracts amount- 
ing to $81,000 00 

And claims amounting to . . . 8,085 61 

89,085 61 



Indicating a deficit of $3,650 91 

to be met by application of the balance of the Furnishing 
appropriation so far as necessary. 



10 City Document No. 23. 

Furnishing Appropriation. — Balance, February 

1, 1-S99 $13,336 21 

Expenditures, 1899 8,514 40 



t,821 81 



Broadway Extension^ Improvement Appropria- 
tion. — Balance, February 1, 1899 . . . $3,456 88 
Expenditures, 1899-1900 445 96 



$3,010 92 



BUILDINGS, EQUIPMENT, AND GENERAL 
x\DMINLSTRATION. 

The opening of the library year found the extensive " im- 
provements upon the new Library building and the fittings 
thereof," for which the City of Boston had provided the 
sum of 8100,000, well-nigh finished. Under the direc- 
tion of Mr. Herbert Putnam, the Librarian, these changes 
had been wisely and economically carried out. They 
have given to the Library increased facilities for administra- 
tion, enlarged accommodations for readers, and much-needed 
additional machinery, administrative equipment and furniture. 
These are described at length in the last annual report. 

Works of Art. 

Crawford's statue of Beethoven, now the property of the 
Handel and Haydn Society, has been deposited in trust 
with the Trustees of this Library. It is placed in a niche 
in the entrance hall ; it was formerly in the Boston Music 
Hall. 

A bronze bust of Wendell Phillips, by Milmore, has been 
given to the Library by ]\Ir. A. Shuman, through the Wen- 
dell Phillips Memorial Association. 

Mr. Richard E. Brooks has been commissioned by the City 
of Boston to make a bronze memorial of the late Gen. 
Francis A. Walker. The memorial is to have a place in the 
Library, and is to consist of a portrait bust, with a curved 
bronze background, set well into the granite wall of the ar- 
cade of the interior court. 

Other works of art are planned for the court-yard of the 
Library. 

Books Received. 

The books added to the Library during the year have been 
of a high grade. The representation of continental litera- 
ture (especially French literature) is particularly strong. 



Library Departinient. 11 

This is owinor to the rare chance offered at the Montaio-lon 
sale in May and June, 1899, to obtain the carefully selected 
books of a scholar, and at very reasonable rates. The collec- 
tion of Americana in the Library has been notably increased 
through purchases at auction sales. The same may be said 
of the departments of fine arts, geography, political economy 
and sociology, as well as other departments. 

The books added to the Library in 1899-1900, exclusive of 
transfers from one department to another, represent ad- 
ditions from four sources, namely: (1) Books purchased; 
(2) books received by exchange ; (3) books received by 
gift ; (4) volumes made up from current periodicals and other 
unbound material, hitherto not counted as volumes. 

The additions to the Library, for the year, as distinguished 
from the number of books actually located and excluding 
mere transfers from one department to another, have been as 
follows : 

Central Library Branches, Total 
Volumes. Volumes. Volumes. 

Added by purchase .... 12,257 6.420 18,677 

Added by gift 7,101 373 7,474 

Added by exchange for Library publica- 
tions, etc. . . . . . . 65.5 — 6.55 

Added by periodicals, bound . . . 2,000 — 2,600 

Added by other material, bound, chiefly 

from the Statistical Department . 1.100 — 1,100 



Total 23,713 6,793 *30,506 

In Appendixes II. -V. the extent of the Library by 
years is shown, with a summary of the contents of the 
Library on January 31, 1900, the net increase of the several 
departments during the past ten years, and the classification 
of the books in the Central Library on January 31, 1900. 

On January 31, 1899, the number of volumes in the 
Central Library and branches was 716,050. On January 31, 
1900, as appears by the tables appended to this report, there 
were in all departments of the library 746,383 volumes. 
The increase for the year is therefore * 30,333 volumes. 

Books boiiglit for the Central Library : ' volumes. 

City appropriation ...... 8,054 

Trust funds 4,203 

Books added to the branches : 

City appropriation ...... 5,141 

Special appropriation ...... 432 

Fellowes Athena?um ...... 847 



Total 18,(377 

* The number given above, 30,506, represents volumes added to the Library ; tlie num- 
ber, 30,333, represents volumes tliat have been catalogued and placed on the shelves. 



12 City Document No. 23. 

The expenditure for books and periodicals for the past 
year was i!31,078.59 as against 134,935.10 in 1898. This 
does not include $1,970.38 expended from the income of the 
Todd fund for current newspapers, or $392.01 paid for 
books for Station P out of a special appropriation for that 
station, nor $1,001.23 paid by the Fellowes Athentjeura for 
purchases made by the Central Library for the Roxbury 
Branch. 

The payments have been as follows : 
City money expended for books : 

1898. 1899. 

For Central Library 
(including deposit 

collection! . . $13,175 51 $10,401 71 

For branches . . 4,021 82 4,488 92 

$17,197 33 $14,890 63 

Trust funds expended for books . 11,837 71 10,367 39 



$29,035 04 $25,258 02 



City money expended for periodi- 
cals: 

For Central 

Library . . $4,276 66 $4,865 30 

For branches . 1,623 40 1,455 27 



5,900 06 5,820 57 



Total .... $34,935 10 $31,078 59 

The heaviest expenditure for any one class of books has 
been for English prose fiction. This has cost $1,181.68, as 
against $4,992 in 1898, or nearly thirty per cent, of the 
total appropriation by the city for books. 

The sum of two hundred dollars was authorized to be ex- 
pended for Italian fiction, with a view of making as com- 
plete as possible the list on this subject shortly to be 
published. 

The largest collection of books purchased from the trust 
funds consisted of 1,290 volumes, obtained at the sale of the 
library of the late Anatole de Montaiglon, and represents 
an expenditure of $500. The books bought included archae- 
ology, history and general literature, especially relating to 
the literature of France and Italy in the Middle Ages and 
the Renaissance, including many metrical romances. Many 
of the volumes are autograph copies, and bear the annota- 
tions of M. de Montaiglon, a man of letters, well known as a 
professor in the Ecole des Chartes. This purchase, together 
with the gift (see Gifts) of Mr. Godfrey Michael Hyams, of 
one thousand dollars' worth of books from the same sale (the 
selection and purchase made by the Library) was a notable 
addition to the scholarly resources of the Library. 



Library Department. 13 

The sum of 8216.85 was expended at the sale of the 
jManson Historical Library, chiefly on local history and some 
first editions of American poetry for the Artz collection. 
In this sale was secured N. H. Brackenridge's Battle of 
Bunker's Hill, a dramatic piece of five acts in heroic measure. 
By a Gentleman of Maryland: Philadelphia, 1776. 

Other purchases of special importance made from trust 
funds are as follows: 

For the Fine Arts Colleetioyi. — La Collection Dutuit. Livres 
et manuscrits. Paris, 1899. Catalogue of the Collec- 
tion of M. Auguste Dutuit, on large paper, with repro- 
ductions in colors of rare bindings. 

Halsey's Pictures of early New York on dark blue Staf- 
fordshire pottery, with pictures of Boston, New England, 
Philadelphia and the West. New York, 1899. Contains 
many colored plates. 

Die Marcus-Saule auf Piazza Colonna. Miinchen, 1896, 
containing 128 plates. 

Museo Etrusco al Vatican©. Rome, 1842. 2 v. Large 
folio. 

Japan described and illustrated by the Japanese. Written 
by eminent Japanese authorities and scholars. In 10 folio 
volumes. Boston, J. B. Millet Co., 1897. 

Volumes I. and II. of Poynter's National Gallery. (All 
published so far.) 

Photographs. — A collection of platinum prints : 86 portraits 
of American Indians, by F. A. Rinehart. 

Seventy-two photographs of the antiquities and ethnog- 
raphy of America. 

Forty-eight views of Boston before the fire of 1872. 
For the Music Collection. — The rare full score of Meyer- 
beer's L'Africaine. 

Publikationen aelterer praktischen und theoretischen 
Musikwerke, vorzugsweise der XV. und XVL Jahrhundert. 
Kelmscott Press. — Four issues of the Kelmscott Press were 
added, viz. : 

Shelley : Poetical works. 3 volumes. 

Morris : The wood beyond the world. 1894. 

Morris : The well at the world's end. 1896. 

Coleridge: Poems chosen out of his works. 1896. 

The Library has now 23 issues of this press. 
For the Bates Hall Reference Collection. — Rietstap's Wapen- 
boek van den nederlandschen adel. Groningen. Large 
folio. 

Flathe's Allgemeine Weltgeschichte, in 12 volumes. 

Dechambre : Dictionnaire encyclop^dique des sciences 
m^dicales. Paris, 1864-1888. In 100 volumes. 



14 City Document No. 23. 

For the Ticknor Collection. — Don Quixote, edited by James 

Fitzmaurice Kelly. 2 volumes. London, 1898-99. 
Boston Imprints. — The Boston Primer. Boston, Manning 
and Loring, 1808. 
Benjamin Franklin's Advice to a young tradesman, 
printed at the New Printing Office of Benjamin Mecom, 
Boston. This pamphlet of four pages without date, con- 
jectured to be one of the earliest impressions, was probably 
printed between 1762 and 1761. A London bookseller 
found this copy bound up with a contemporary pamphlet 
entitled Debtor and Creditor (also bought for the Library), 
and other miscellaneous material. 

The rare first edition of Dr. Zabdiel Boylston's Historical 
account of the small-pox inoculated in New England, pub- 
lished in London in 1726. 

The Acts and Laws of Massachusetts. Boston, Benjamin 
Harris. 1692. 

For the Milita^'y Library. — A copy of Theodore Reichardt's 
Diary of Battery A, 1st regiment, Rhode Island Light 
Artillery. Published in Providence in 1865. A record 
which the Library had been seeking for some time. 
From the John Boyle VReilly Fund. — A copy of O'Flaher- 
ty's Ogygia, or A chronological account of Irish public 
events. Dublin, 1793. 
Other Purchases. — Les triiiphes de frace traslatez de latin 
en fracois par maistre Jeha diury bachelier in medecine 
selo le texte de charles curre mamertin 
Gothic letter, printed by Guillaume Eustache, on vellum, 
with woodcuts. Paris, 1508. A large clean copy from 
the Earl of Jersey's collection. 
Erenchun's Anales de la Isla de Cuba. Diccionario ad- 
ministrativo, econ6mico, estadistico y legislative. Habana, 
1856-59. 3 volumes. 

The Stratford edition of the Bryant Shakespeare, published 
by Lippincott in 6 volumes. 

Manuscripts. — A copy of "America" in autograph by S. 
F. Smith. 
One hundred manuscript letters relating to the Know- 
nothing party movement, including the charter of the chap- 
ter, pass words, etc., also a printed copy of the constitution. 
Other manuscripts are mentioned under " Manuscripts " 
later in the report. 

Serials. — Complete sets. Annales du commerce exterieur, 
published by the French government. 1843-1898. 
Archiv fiir Eisenbahnwesen. 1878-1898. 
L'Economiste fran^ais. 1873-1898. 



Library Department. 15 

Finanz-Archiv. 1888-98. 

Zeitschrift fiir Schnlgesundheitspflege. Jahrgaug, 1-1*2. 

Some of the gifts of special importance are mentioned in 
an Appendix to this report, where may also be found a list 
of persons who have made gifts to the Library^ with the 
number of volumes received. 

Catalogue Department. 

The Chief of the Catalogue Department having been ap- 
pointed Acting Librarian, the department has been under 
Mr. Edward B. Hunt, Acting Chief Cataloguer, since March. 
From his report I select the following information. 

WORK DONE. 

The actual work of the department for the year is as 
follows : 

1899-1900. 1898-1899. 

Number of volumes and parts catalogued, 47,782 47,615 

Number of titles for the same . . . 26,137 32,609 

Number of new volumes and parts, Central 

Library 22,878 29,271 

Numljer of titles for the same . . . 15,188 23,269 

Number of volumes and parts re-cata- 
logued, Central Library .... 13,382 9,070 

Number of titles for the same . . \ 4,225 3,803 

The other 11,500 volumes of the 47,782 represent the seri- 
als added to the Central Library, and books for the branches. 

From these figures it appears that the number of volumes 
catalogued is slightly in advance of last year. The fall in 
the number of titles is due largely to the fact that many 
books, not fiction, transferred from the Fiction Stack to the 
other stacks (a change which is in steady progress) were 
duplicates, and did not therefore count as titles, although the 
labor of cataloguing them was greater than is required for 
new titles. 

The number of serials added during the year was 4,572 
an increase of 1,214 over the number in 1898-1899. 

For the branches there were : 



Catalogued . 
Titles of same 



1899-1900. 


1898-1899. 


Vols. 


Vols. 


7,100 


5,916 


6,724 


5,537 



CO-OPERATIVE INDEX. 



For the Co-operative index of scientific periodicals there 
have been catalogued 506 titles. There have been received, 
headings written therefor and filed, 2,672 titles. 



16 City Document No. 23. 



CARDS IN THE VARIOUS CATALOGUES. 

There have been printed, finished and filed in the various 
catalogues of the Library this year 153,500 cards, a gain over 
the highest number in any preceding year of over 32,000. 

Since 1895, when the new building was opened, the num- 
ber of cards placed in the different catalogues has been : 

1895 . . . 82,993 ^ 

1896 . . . 74,979 Mncludiiig the branch libraries. 

1897 . . . 93,783) 

1898 . . . 120,903 ) i r +i i i n ■ 
,„^- -.ro -or> h exchiaiDff the branch hbraries. 

1899 . . . 153, oOO j ° 

That is, the number is more than twice as large as in the old 
Library. This is due mainly to the establishment of special 
libraries, on the upper floor, each of which has an author and 
subject catalogue, in duplicate of the two general card cata- 
logues. Li these special catalogues were placed last year 
45,320 cards, nearly thrice the usual number. This is due 
to the increase of titles for the Statistical Department, and 
the. printing of cards in the letters A and B of the Allen A. 
Brown Library of Music. 

FICTION CATALOGUE. 

More vigorous and continued work than heretofore is in 
progress on the Card Catalogue of fiction and books for the 
young in Stack Four. Each title is compared with the book 
on the shelf and with the shelf list, and is then re-catalogued 
and printed. All books in this stack (which answers to the 
Lower Hall in the old Library building), which are not fiction 
are being transferred to the collection of similar books in the 
other stacks. During the month of January, 1900, nearly 500 
titles were put in order. 

PUBLICATIONS. 

The catalogues and other jDublications printed by the 
Library during the year are mentioned in the report of Mr. 
Swift, the Editor of the Library publications. 

A list of Italian fiction, and a supplementary one of Ger- 
man fiction, both prepared by Miss Mary H. Rollins, will be 
ready for the printer shortly. A new English fiction list, 
brought down to date, will probably be begun in the summer. 

The List of maps and views of Boston and Boston harbor, 
published in October, was begun by the late Mr. J. F. Car- 
ret, and after his death, continued by Mr. John Murdoch. 



Library Department. 17 

A supplementary list will be published for which considera- 
ble material has been collected. 

The Index to the j)ictures and plans of library buildings 
to be found in the Boston Public Library, compiled by Mr. 
Whitney, as a second and enlarged edition, was j^rinted in 
the Monthly Bulletin for August, 1899, and afterwards re- 
printed as a separate work. It has been found helpful to 
many persons who are planning library buildings. In con- 
nection with its prejjaration circulars were sent to libraries 
in this country and Europe, and a large collection of photo- 
graphs of library buildings has been secured. 

MUNICIPAL LECTURES. 

In connection with a course of municipal lectures, under- 
taken in the spring, the following lists were prepared by 
members of the Catalogue Department: (1) The Water 
supply of Boston (by Mr. Whitney) ; (2) Civic architecture, 
Baths and Gymnasia (by Miss Rollins) ; (3) Passenger 
transportation in Boston (by Mr. Chevalier). 

THE BATES HALL CARD CATALOGUE. 

The Examining Committee of the Library has made a 
recommendation in its report that the cards in the Public 
Catalogue in Bates Hall be trimmed to what is known as 
the present standard size, and that a single rod be substi- 
tuted for the wasteful and unwieldy double rod now in use. 

This change could be effected at an expense of perhaps 
$2,000 and the advantages would be many and great. This 
Library can never arrange an interchange of cards with other 
libraries, which might easily be desirable and economical, so 
long as it clings to the double rod. The trimming of the 
cards incidental to the adoption of the single rod, would 
be a great gain to the catalogue both in appearance and 
ease of use. The initial expense is indeed considerable, but 
the saving by the proposed plan in the time taken in putting 
away the cards and the saving in repairs will in a short 
time more than equal this sum. 

THE RECOMMENDATION OF BOOKS FOR PURCHASE. 

The research involved in the adequate looking up the 
titles of books to ])e recommended for purchase is so great 
that this work needs to be transferred from the Catalogue 
Department to a separate department. During the year, 
9,435 titles have been searched for in the catalogues. The 
preliminary work of reading the book notices of periodicals, 



18 City Document No. 23. 

and of the search through sale catalogues and other lists is 
considerable. I wish to express my thanks to those who 
have been earnest in my support in this matter. 

EXPENSE. 

The salary account of the Catalogue Department has been 
$1,245.66 less than in the preceding year. 

KEPORT OF THE EDITOR OF LIBRARY PUBLICATIONS. 

I submit a summary of a report from Mr. Swift, Editor of 
Library Publications. 

The following table gives a record of the publications of 
the year : 

Date of 
Publication. Pages. Edition. Price. 

Annual list Jan. 1, 1900, 138 3,984 $0.05 

Bibliography of antliropology and 

ethnology June, 1899, 150 3,271 .50 

Branch finding list No. 2 May, 1899, 16 5,023 Free. 

By-laws, and House rules Jan. 1900, 13 500 For the 

service. 

Constitutional conventions Aug. 1899, 3 250 Free. 

Library buildings, second edition. Aug. 1899, 37 5,012 .10 

^lonastic architecture Dec. 1899, 4 — Free. 

Rules and regulations Jan. 1900, 16 10,000 Free. 

Monthly bulletins 1st of each month, 396 — Free. 

In all, 773 pages. In addition, on January 31, 1900, over 5,000 titles 
were on hand ready for the printer. 

The following lists appeared in the Monthly Bulletin dur- 
ing the past year. In March, 1899, Water supply of Boston, 
2 pp. ; Civic architecture, 3 pp. ; Passenger transportation in 
Boston, 5 pp. ; in April, Baths and gymnasia, 2 pp. ; Labor 
movement in England and America, 2 pp. ; in May, Mural 
decoration in America 1 p. ; in July, Dreyfus list, 3 pp. ; in 
August, Library buildings, 37 pp. ; in October, Maps and 
views of Boston, 17 pp. ; in November, English fiction in 
Bates Hall, 6 pp. ; Programme of exhibitions in the Fine Arts 
Department, 1899-1900, 2 pp. ; in December, South Africa, 
the Transvaal and the Boers, 8 pp. ; in January, 1900, Cur- 
rent newspapers list, 4 pp. ; Jesse Lukens's Letter, 1775, 
7 pp. ; in February, 1900, Trade of Massachusetts Bay,, 
part 1, 6 pp. 

LIST ON ANTHROPOLOGIC 

The most significant happening was the publication of the 
Selected bibliography of the anthropology and ethnology of 
Europe, a volume of 160 pages, containing nearly two thou- 
sand titles. The material for this catalogue was gathered 



Library Department, 19 

by Professor William Z. Ripley, of the Massachusetts Insti- 
tute of Technology ; its editing was under the charge of 
Mr. Swift, who has prepared a special report on the under- 
taking. 

The chief advantage gained by the Library, from the 
special lists it has published from time to time, has been 
from their serving as an account of stock of its own posses- 
sions, and an indication of its deficiencies. These deficien- 
cies the Library has made a point of supplying. That the 
Library is so strong as it is as an all-round collection of 
books is due especially to the zeal for collecting attendant 
upon the publication of its catalogues. This is true in 
regard to the Anthropology list. During its progress the 
Library made considerable purchases in the departments of 
anthropology and ethnology at the suggestion of Professor 
Ripley, and received large additions of similar material by 
gift from his correspondents in Europe. In consequence, 
as stated in the author's Preface " A notable wealth of 
original material in this branch of science, concerning itself 
with the origins, the physical and cultural history of the 
white races of the earth, is here gathered for the use of 
American students. It is, I believe, a collection scarcely to 
be equalled in any single library in Europe." 

There were printed 3,271 copies of the Anthropology list, 
all but about 500 copies of which have been disposed of by 
sale, gift and exchange. The Library is frequently in receipt 
of gifts made in return. 

The reception of the Bibliography has been cordial, and 
from the point of view of the Library such a combination of 
special knowledge and technical bibliographical skill is grati- 
fying. The Library encountered serious and unexpected 
obstacles in the production of this Bibliography, involving a 
labor and cost which, in the opinion of the Editor, were out of 
all proportion to the returns, and which throw grave doubts 
upon the wisdom of encouraging similar projects under 
similar conditions in the future. 



CO-OPERATION. 

This incident suggests the subject of co-operative work in 
this Library. How far has it been carried on since coming 
to the new Library building, and with what success ? 

Finished Work. — The only co-operative undertakings fin- 
ished are the Periodical list and the Anthropology list. 

Tlie first, the List of periodicals currently received in the 
principal libraries of Boston and vicinity, was edited, printed 



20 City Document No. 23. 

and paid for by this Library, tlie expense being about 
$2,300. 

This list has proved itself a valuable help not only to the 
local libraries, but also to distant ones, which have made it 
the basis of similar co-operative work. It is worth all it 
cost. 

Unfinished Work — Scientific Books. — Considerable work 
has been done on a proposed catalogue of scientific books to 
be found in libraries near by, in comparison with our own 
collections. About one-fifth has been accomplished of what 
would be needed to make a co-operative catalogue of the 
scientific books in important libraries in and near Boston. An 
unknown additional expense will be necessary to bring the 
results of this comparison before the public in the form of a 
card catalogue, or in a printed volume, published as a whole 
or in sections. This catalogue will be of little use for 
students until completed, and that will be a long time hence, 
as but little progress is now being made by reason of the 
pressure of more important work. 

Index of Architectural Plates. — This Library, with others, 
has undertaken to prepare an index of architectural plates. 
Our own part has been done partially ; but little or nothing 
has come from the other libraries. As a co-operative enter- 
prise it is a failure. 

Co-operative Index of Scie7itific Periodicals. — This Library, 
since January, 1898, has furnished its share of titles for an 
index of scientific periodicals, which, as prepared by five 
different libraries, is under the charge of the Publishing 
Section of the American Library Association. This catalogue 
numbers about ten thousand cards, and forms a special sec- 
tion in Bates Hall. 

Numerous co-operative schemes in catalogue work have 
been started by libraries and associations, but they are of but 
little value to this Library, for one reason because the cards 
used differ in size from our own, and they cannot be placed 
in the same drawers with them. This difficulty will be over- 
come, it is thought, as the result of experiments now in pro- 
gress. It is a question how far a catalogue so vast as the 
public card catalogue here can be enlaiged by the insertion 
of titles of articles in periodicals, without causing confusion 
and irritation to readers. 

Shblf Department. 

The Shelf Department, since April 3, 1899, has been 
under the charge of Mr. William G. T. Roffe, as Acting 
Chief. His report is summarized below. 



Library Department. 21 

The number of new books placed on the shelves of the 
Central Library is as follows : 

Volumes. 
General collection .... 13,366 

Special libraries ..... 3,457 

Deposit collection .... 2,425 

Continuations of serials . . . 4,639 



Total 28,887 

Transfers. — During the j^ear 1,868 volumes, not fiction, 
were transfeired from Stack 4 to the General Collection, 
671 from the General Collection to the Statistical Depart- 
ment, and 325 to the Newspaper Room. Many other 
removals have been made. 

Books Missing. — From the annual examination of the 
shelves it appears that the books missing from the stacks are 
fewer than in 1898 and much less than in 1895, the first 
year of the occupancy of the new building. 

Missing from the Central Library, including deposit col- 
lection : 

Stacks 1-3, 5, 6, and Special Libraries . 

Stack 4 (Fiction) 

Children's Room ...... 

Books on deposit from the Branch Division 

Total 810 824 

As compared with previous years the record stands : 
Missing for 



1899. 


1898. 


222 


205 


168 


353 


321 


235 


99 


31 



1895 
1896 
1897 
1898 
1899 



2,446 
1,440 

837 
824 
810 



Large numbers of books recorded in the Annual Reports 
as missing, appear on the shelves from time to time ; thus in 
1899, 372 were found; in 1898, 333. For years, stragglers 
find their way back, as, for example, a copy of the " Memoirs 
of a Physician," by Dumas, lost more than twenty years ago 
and found in a garret, was returned last summer. 

The percentage of missing books from the whole collec- 
tion is y^Q of one per cent. The loss from the stacks and 
closed shelves is slight, less than might reasonably be ex- 
pected. The increase in the number of books missing from 



22 City Document No. 23. 

those on deposit at the stations is owing to an unusual loss 
at one station which has now been checked. Thirty-seven 
of the total number of volumes missing at the deposit 
stations have been paid for. The loss from the Children's 
Room is excessive. More than half of the missing books, 
however, will doubtless be returned; their money value is 
slight. Eighty volumes wei-e taken from the Bates Hall 
Reference collection, — mostl}'- handbooks and other books 
of small cost. From the open shelves of the Special Libra- 
ries but few books were taken without permission. The 
losses are not so serious as to make it worth while to abandon 
open shelves, or incur a heavy expense foi- stricter protection 
against depredations. At the branch libraries the books miss- 
ing from closed shelves number 49 volumes as against 38 
last year; from open shelves 357 volumes as against 488 last 
year. This seems satisfactory when it is considered that the 
open shelf system has been greatly extended the past year. 

Duplicates. — To this department is also assigned the care 
of the collection of books in the duplicate rooms. These 
number 22,029 bound volumes and about 32,745 unbound 
pamphlets. Work is in progress on these duplicates, with a 
view to their classification, with lists. 

The Shelf Department is burdened with more vexatious 
problems perhaps than an}^ other branch of the Library ser- 
vice. With the additions of each year its task becomes more 
difficult. The examination of the shelves, which was once 
done in a month's time (the Library being closed for that 
purpose), has increased until it takes the time of three per- 
sons nearly tiie entire year. 

Lack of Shelf Space for Books. — The most laborious 
work of the Shelf Department results from the constant 
shifting of books, in order to make room for new books or 
new departments. This shifting and compression is reach- 
ing its limit, and radical measures will need to be taken 
soon to provide more shelf space. 

After careful measurements and calculations, some 
300,000 volumes have been moved during tlie year. Hardly 
one of these volumes occupies the same place on the shelves 
which it did a year ago, and this has caused inconvenience 
in the delivery of books. There is some book space un- 
occupied on the Boylston street side of the Library, and 
more could be secured by putting a gallery on two sides 
of the lecture-room, with locked glazed cases on the walls 
of the first floor. 

Attention is called to the tables of statistics as found in 
Appendixes II.-IV. 



Library Department. 23 



The Binding of Books. 

A considerable expenditure of money is needed for the 
rebinding of books. This need is not a newly discovered 
one. As far back as 1878 the Trustees, alarmed at the rapid 
decay of bindings, employed Prof. Wolcott Gibbs of Harvard 
College to make an examination. He reported that the state 
of the bindings was due to atmospheric conditions insepar- 
able from insufficient ventilation. The Library was then in 
the Boylston-street building, where, owing to architectural 
limitations, a remedy could not be found. 

The evil continued in an increasing ratio until, in 1891, 
the city government was asked for an extra appropriation of 
|>6,000, but this sum was not given, and no sufficient relief 
came at that time or has come since. 

The same state of things confronts the Library to-day. On 
the shelves, in ever lengthening rows, may still be seen 
thousands of volumes with loosened leaves, broken backs, 
and cracked covers. 

Since the occupation of the new building the disintegra- 
tion of bindings from heat, dryness, or insufficient ventilation, 
has been lessened, but increased age and increased use seem 
to be equally fatal. 

Li the estimates of the appropriation needed for the main- 
tenance of the Library for the year 1899, handed by the 
Trustees to the Mayor on December 17, 1898, the statement 
was made that " the binding of books is so greatly in arrears 
that in addition to the current work a special expenditure of 
at least $30,000 ought properly to be made." The regular 
estimates themselves assumed that of this amount at least 
$10,000 should be applied in 1899. 

The appropriation granted to the Library for that year was 
much less than the amount called for by the estimates, and 
among other reductions, one of -¥10,692.26 was therefore 
made in the amount to be spent for binding, as has already 
been stated. 

Impressed with the need of some action, the Trustees last 
October requested the Acting Libraiian to make a special 
report on the needs of the Library in respect to binding, and 
have again called the attention of the city government to 
the subject. 

The sum remaining at the disposal of the Library has 
been used during the past year, as heretofore, mainly for the 
binding of books and periodicals currently received, for the 
rebinding of popular books worn out in tiie current use of 
the year, and for other miscellaneous work. 



24 City Document No. 23. 

The work of the Library bindery may be tabulated as 
follows : 

Vols. 

Books bound ......... *10,173 

Pamphlets bound ....... 2,884 

Newspapers bound ....... 148 

Books repaired, etc. . . . . . . .5,543 



Total • 18,748 

Library publications, etc., folded, stitched, trimmed, etc., 78,518 

Maps mounted on cloth . . . . . . 1,109 

Photographs and engravings mounted .... 3,359 

Miscellaneous work (temporary covers, cards mounted, 

portfolios, boxes, blocks, etc.) .... 2,202 
Time on other miscellaneous work (cutting and bundling 

cards, slips, etc.) ....... 76 days 

The number of persons employed in the bindery has not 
been increased during the year. 

Printing Department. 

The catalogue work of the Printing Department has been 
already mentioned. 

The miscellaneous work is as follows : 

Stationer}', in blank forms, etc., currentl}" consumed 

stocks of all kinds (pieces) ..... 744,671 

Call slips (pieces) ....... 2,492,578 

Signs 1,278 

Blank books ........ 13 

The mechanical equipment of the department has been 
improved by the conversion of the two linotypes to "two- 
letter " machines, thus ensuring more varied and expeditious 
composition. The price of paper has advanced during the 
year. The Library was fortunate in having on hand a con- 
siderable supply, bought just before the advance. 

On consultation with the Catalogue Department, a desira- 
ble change has been made in the form of the catalogue card. 
The card remains of the same size as heretofore, and will 
work smoothly with the old cards ; but the length of the 
lines of print is less, and the card may therefore be cut down 
when desirable to the size used in other libraries. The area 

* Exclusive of the rebindingof popular books -which is more conveniently done 
outside the Library. The expense for this work for 1899-1900 was $2,.583.3S. The 
ordinary repairs are attended to largely by the assistants in the stacks and at the 
branches and stations. 



LiBKAKY Department. 25 

of print is so arranged as to permit the punching of a central 
hole for the customary single retaining rod without mutila- 
tion. The new type chosen gives the emphasis of a blacker 
face and a more readable form to the catch-word and the 
shelf-number, and allows more matter than formerly to be 
put on each card. When the very desirable change to the 
single rod system of securing the cards in the cabinets shall 
have been brought about the extra space on the cards avail- 
able will allow an increase of 48 per cent, of matter on the 
card. An improvement has been effected in substituting 
print for manuscript in many of the headings of the cards. 

The output of the department does not vary in general 
character from that of former years. Of printing requisitions 
there were : 

1899-1900. 1898-1899. 

On hand February 1 . . 6 23 

Received during the year . 357 301 

363 324 

On hand January 31 . . 10 6 

Filled during the year . 353 318 

For the card catalogue there have been printed 20,454 
titles, or 153,500 cards, together with extra cards and Bulle- 
tin copy cards, which cannot readily be counted. This is an 
increase of 22,597 over last year, and of 60,500 over two 
years ago. 

Disposition of Publications. 

By the report of the Custodian of Stock it appears that 
the number of Library publications distributed by the depart- 
ment during the year was 78,291. Of the blank forms in 
use in the Library, including the charging slips, 2,079,432 
pieces were called for. 

Registration. 

In Appendix VI. are found the usual statistics prepared by 
the Chief of the Department of Registration, with a classifica- 
tion of users of the Library by sex, occupation and location ; 
also with an estimate of the percentage of card-holders in 
each ward of the city of the total population of such ward. 
Since these statistics are based on the population as shown 
by the census of 1895, they are only approximately correct. 

These percentages do not vary much from last year, ex- 
cept in the district where a new delivery station, W, has been 
established. 



26 City Document No. 23. 

Every second year a new registration or a new numerical 
series is begun. Tlie present registration began February 
1, 1890, and consequently, the number of card-holders ap- 
pears smaller than on January 31, 1899, the end of the pre- 
ceding two-year period. 

The tables giving the number of teachers and pupils in the 
public schools in comparison with the number of cards held 
by them, show that only one-third of the teachers and about 
two-fifths of the pupils entitled to cards have applied for 
them. 

The bonds of indemnity against loss or damage to books 
lent to non-resident students have been received from three 
additional schools and colleges. The non-resident pupils of 
forty -six such institutions are now allowed to take books 
from the Library. 

Use of Books. 

In Appendix VII. is found a table giving the number of 
volumes taken for home use during the past year from each 
department of the Library, in comparison with the preceding 
year. A summar}^ is as follows : 

Home Use. 1899-1900. 1898-1899. 

Central Library (including Central 

Library books issued through 

branches and stations) . . 430,987 422,849 

Branches and stations . . . 820,.554 822,993 



1,251,541 1,245,842 

In the Boylston-street building both the books used at 
home and in the Libraiy building were counted. Since the 
shelves have been thrown open to readers to so great an ex- 
tent in the Bates Hall, the Special Libraries, and the branches, 
the count of books used in the Libraiy is only a partial one. 
The recorded hall use in the Central Library for the past 
3'ear was 355,017 volumes, as against 340,596 volumes in 
1898. No account is kept of the use of magazines and news- 
papers. 

Liter-Library Loans. — By the system of inter-library loans, 
309 volumes have been lent to other libraries this year, as 
against 224 volumes in 1898-99 and 135 in 1897-98. 

The Issue Department, Cextkal Library. 

An important gain to the Library from the recent altera- 
tions in the building is in the increased space and facility 
provided for the issue of books. To the Issue Room the 



Library Department. 27 

Registration desk has been moved from a distant part of the 
building, and the system of pneumatic tubes has been im- 
proved and supplemented by an auxiliary system of tubes, 
operating by suction, instead of by pressure. The operation 
of these two systems has not been entirely satisfactory ; they 
often cause delays in the delivery of the slips, and need fre- 
quent repairs. The "pick-up carrier," which transports the 
slips between different ijoints in the Delivery Room, has 
proved serviceable, as well as an object of interest to all 
students of Library appliances. Tlie electric book-lift and 
the new service elevator have been of great value. 
The use of the Central Library has been: 

1S09-1900. 1898-1899. 

Home use 430,987 422,849 

Recorded hall use . . . 355,017 340,596 



786,004 763,445 

Daily average circulation of the Central Library, including 
the Branch Division issue at the Central Library : 

1899-1900 2,163 volumes. 

1898-1899 2,115 " 

Average Sujiday circulation : 

1899-1900 1,424 vokimes. 

1898-1899 1,337 " 

A method has been devised for estimating the percentage 
of fiction issued at the Library. This is done by means of 
cards of different colors. By this arrangement it is possible 
to classify to a certain extent the daily issue at the Central 
Library. 

Bates Hall. 

On the first day of the Library year Mr. Oscar A. Bier- 
stadt assumed the office of Custodian of Bates Hall, a posi- 
tion left vacant by the death of Mr. Arthur M. Knapp. For 
the service here Mr. Bierstadt brought qualihcations gained 
from twenty-five years' exjDerience at the Astor Library. 

The removal of the works on the Fine Arts from the 
Reference shelves to their proper place in the Art Depart- 
ment has made space for an enlargement of the Reference 
collection in other much-needed directions. The books are 
being subjected to a careful revision to the end that the 
latest and best authorities may be presented. The new shelf 
numbers for these books, transferred from the general collec- 
tion, have been placed on the catalogue cards. 



28 City Document No. 23. 

Collections of books on special or current topics have been 
placed on the shelves of the screens in Bates Hall, open to 
readers without formality. Among the subjects thus pre- 
sented have been Literature, Travels, Biography, History 
(the works in these four divisions being occasionally changed), 
Out-of-door books, Washington, Lincoln, the Boston Massacre, 
Concord and Lexington, the Battle of Bunker Hill, Christ- 
mas, the War with Spain, Dreyfus, Ruskin, the Transvaal, 
and also books on subjects discussed in the course of Munici- 
pal Lectures given last year. 

This is an application of the system of free access to the 
shelves so far as it is at present practicable in this Library. 
The Custodian states that these exhibitions have met with 
the growing approval of readers. At one time during the 
exhibition of books on the Transvaal no less than fifty vol- 
umes were taken for home reading. 

If space could be provided to enlarge these collections it 
would without doubt tend to raise the standard of taste in 
reading. 

The seats at the tables in Bates Hall have been numbered, 
thus securing to the reader who has placed the number of 
his seat on his call slip a more sure, speed}^, and quiet deliv- 
ery of books than had been possible hitherto. 

Special Libraries. 

From the appended report of the Custodian of the Special 
Libraries it will be seen that the use and influence of the 
collections forming this department of the Library are in- 
creasing from year to j'ear. 

A notable event is the removal of the restrictions upon the 
Bowditch collection of mathematical and astronomical books, 
so that they can be used under certain conditions outside of 
the building. This result, welcome to many students, has 
been effected on consent obtained by the Trustees from the 
adult representatives of the givers of the collection and of 
the Bowditch fund, as well as from the President and Fel- 
lows of Harvard College. 

Department of Documents and Statistics. 

Attention is called to the report of the Chief of the De- 
partment of Documents and Statistics, which is appended to 
this report. The statement of last year was a preliminary 
one, based on the experience of a few months. The test of 
the past year has shown the wisdom of the establishment of 
this department, and the certainty of its wide usefulness. 



Library Department. 29 

Especial attention is called to the arrangements made for 
procuring the more important state papers of Great Britain, 
France and Germany, as they are issued. 

The Children's Department. 

The main features of the work in the Children's Depart- 
ment remain the same as for two years past. There has been 
a slight increase in the home use of books, while the refer- 
ence work with both teachers and children has materially in- 
creased. 

CJdldren's Reference Room. — One new feature of the 
work calls for special attention. This is the addition of a 
second room, called the Children's Reference Room, which 
provides space for the teachers and children to do their 
school wo]-k at the Library. The provision for this room 
has been liberal, — reference books, maps and pictures, with 
furniture of the size most comfortable to children. 

It has been interesting to notice the gradual growth of 
the use of this room. The public were slow to under- 
stand its purpose, and seemed at first to think that it 
must be for some special purpose, which did not include 
them. To introduce the room widely to the schools, and to 
assure the children that the space was set apart expressly 
for them, printed circulars were sent out in June, inviting 
both teachers and scholars to visit the room and see an 
exhibit of books, maps and pictures relating to the battle of 
Bunker Hill. 

With the opening of the school year in the autumn the 
real work of the room began, and the results have been grat- 
ifying. Children come to take notes both for their daily 
lessons and for their compositions, and, having found their 
way, come repeatedly. 

The efforts of Mr. James Mahoney to have sets of books 
reserved for his pupils in the English High School and to 
have them do their work here, are to be commended. 

The experience of the past few months shows plainly the 
usefulness of such a reference room, and the need of making 
available for busy teachers the most serviceable aids in the 
different branches which they teach. Liberal as is the provi- 
sion it has made evident how much more is desirable. 

Exhibits of Pictures. — There have been numerous exhib- 
its of pictures illustrating the studies of the children, 
especially the study of geography, to make real the charac- 
teristics, both natural and artificial, of the countries about 
which they study. The collection of illustrations which ac- 
company Chapman's " Manual of Bird Life for Teachers " 
was exhibited in July and August. 



30 City Document No. 23. 

The home use of the collection for the year was 66,268 
Yolumes, as against 64,665 for the year previous. 

Vacation Playgrounds. — Last summer, for the first time, 
books were sent from the Children's Department to the Va- 
cation Playgrounds. Many of the books sent proving too 
advanced for the children, a special purchase was made of 
books for backward children. 

This brief statement, covering a part of the report of Mrs. 
Sheffield, the officer in charge, shows that the work going on 
in the Children's Dej^artment promises good results. 

Patents. 

By the new allotment, the Patent Department was moved 
at the beginning of the Library year to the larger and more 
convenient rooms prepared for it in the western end of the 
building. There were 3,330 visitors as against 3,296 in 
1898. The number of volumes consulted was 47,460 as 
against 33,954 in 1898. This is thought to be the largest 
use which the Patent Collection ever had. It is hoped that 
arrangements may be made which will increase its use still 
further. 

The Library has received about 30,000 of the specifica- 
tions and drawings of American patents, to fill the gap 
between 1790 and 1869, for which it has had only the claims 
and small drawings. The later volumes of the specifications 
and drawings of American patents are much delayed in 
reaching the Library. It may be necessary for the Library 
to incur the heavy expense of subscribing for the separate 
patents and have them come unbound, as fast as they are 
issued. 

The German numerical catalogue is in progress, and is 
helpful in looking up German patents. 

The following letter has been received, signed by twelve 
manufacturing companies of this city : 

Boston, Sept. 21, 1899. 
Honorable Board of Trustees, Bostox Public Library : 

Gentlemen, — The undersigned parties are engaged in occupa- 
tions occasioning frequent searches of the patents granted by the 
United States. 

In the rapid and efficient prosecution of such work the patents 
should be arranged according to their subject-matter; the pre- 
ferred way is that of the Patent Office at Washington. . . . 

The patents now in the Library are arranged chronologically, 
and hence the time required to look up any particular class of 
invention is so great that it is not attempted here, but such labor 



Library Department. 31 

is performed at Washington at great expense and only in urgent 
cases. 

The industries dependent on this information are of the great- 
est commercial importance, and everything tending to render 
such information easy of access will further the development of 
the same. 

In view of the above showing of facts, we petition your 
Honorable Board to set apart a suitable place, and there arrange 
copies of all the patents of the United States for public inspec- 
tion, in the same manner as may be in vogue in the Patent Office 
at Washington. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) J. E. axd Wm. Maynauier, Walworth Manufactur- 
ing Co., Smith & Anthony Co., Boston Belting Co., 
Merrimac Chemical Co., Chauncey^ Thomas & Co. (Inc.), 
Boston Rubber Shoe Co., Fish, Richardson & Storrow, 
Stone & Webster, Crosby Steam Gauge & Valve Co., 
The Reece Button Hole Machine Co., Robert H. 
Stevenson. 

In reply it may be said that an attempt has been made to 
carry out the suggestions of the above petitioners. The Com- 
missioner ot Patents and different Congressmen, who have 
interested themselves in the matter, have stated that it 
would probably be impossible to obtain the drawings and 
specifications asked for without paying for them, as an 
exception could not be made in favor of this Library. 

The cost would be not less than five thousand dollars. 
The Library is ready to carry out this most desirable scheme 
as soon as the necessary funds are provided. This would 
have to be done through the generosity of friends of the 
Library. 

Periodicals. 

At the beginning of the year the periodicals were moved 
from the room now assigned to the Newspaper Department. 
They occupy the two adjacent rooms, which have less seat- 
ing capacity. As a consequence, the use of unbound 
periodicals is less than in 1808-99. The Newspaper Room 
being more accessible than the old room attracts many 
readers who formerly came to the Periodical Room. 

The use of bound volumes of periodicals has increased. 
Lists of magazine articles on current events are prepared, 
and these are much used, especially by those who are to par- 
ticipate in debates. 

Newspapers. 

The new Reading Room for newspapers was opened Feb- 
ruary 1, 1899, the first day of the Library year. Being on 



32 



City Document No. 23. 



the first floor, near the entrance of the building, it is much 
more convenient to readers than the old room, and its use is 
perhaps one-half greater. Large as is the space it com- 
mands it is insufficient for the accommodations required at 
the present time. At certain times, especially on Sunday, 
the room is much crowded. There is a card catalogue of 
the newspapers currently received, arranged alphabetically 
and by countries, and an index to the Boston " Transcript " 
for 1900 is in progress. During any important event, such 
as the Spanish-American war, the South African war, and the 
Dre3'fus trial, prominent newspapers are saved and bound in 
addition to those ordinarily preserved. 

The number of newspapers, including duplicates, in the 
Newspaper Room is 355. A list was printed in the Monthly 
Bulletin for January, 1900, 

They are classified as follows : 



American 



181 



Papers published in this country in a 


foreig 


n lau- 




guage : 




French 


2 


German . 








9 


Greek 








1 


Italian . 








3 


Spanish . 








1 


Swedish . 








.5 




'>l 


Foreign : 




English . . 


40 


French . 








14 


German . 








10 


Spanish . 








6 


Italian . 








4 


Greek 








3 


Danish . 








3 


Russian . 








3 


Swedish . 








3 


Hebrew . 








2 


Norwegian 








2 


Portuguese 








2 


Polish . 








2 


Armenian 








1 


Bohemian 








1 


Dutch . 








1 


Finnish . 








1 




Q^ 


Papers published in foreign 


countries i 


n Enc 


dish 


12 



Library Department. 33 

INIanuscripts. 

A Department of Manuscrij)ts has been established and 
placed under the cliarge of the Chief of the Department of 
Documents and Statistics. 

In the Mather, Cotton and Hinckley papers of the Prince 
collection this Library has a foundation for a creditable de- 
partment of manuscripts. To these treasures have been 
added from time to time, by gift or purchase, many interest- 
ing documents. Especially has this been the case during 
the past year. The family of William Lloyd Garrison has 
added to its already large gift, and has been active in obtain- 
ing from outside sources material which relates to the anti- 
slavery agitation in the United States. The Library now 
holds not only the entire correspondence of William Lloyd 
Garrison — a very large collection in itself — but also has re- 
•ceived similar collections from Miss Helen Weston, who gives 
the papers of her aunt, Maria W. Chapman; from Mr. Edward 
A. Phelps, who contributes his father's papers ; and from 
Miss Estlin, who sends many letters written b}^ and to her 
father, John Bishop Estlin. The Phelps manuscripts have 
been listed on cards, and will soon be available for public 
use ; and the Garrison collection is undergoing arrangement 
and listing to the same end. Many single manuscripts have 
been purchased during the year. 

Attention may here be called to the publication in the 
Monthly Bulletin of the more important inedited manuscripts 
owned by the Library. The Chief of the Manuscript Depart- 
ment, in connection with the Editor of the Bulletin, recom- 
mends for publication such matter as is to be so used, and 
this feature has already attracted attention and given to 
the Bulletin an additional element of permanent value. The 
policy will be continued so long as interest is shown, for 
there can never be a want of good material. A great advan- 
tage is derived from the printing of manuscripts, because it 
saves the handling of a manuscript itself, and thus ensures 
its preservation from loss, injury or destruction. The knowl- 
edge also that the Library possesses and makes public such 
treasures will attract further gifts. 

Maps. 

Under the charge of Mr. John Murdoch more progress 
than heretofore has been made in arranging and cataloguing 
the maps. 

The bulk of the collection of maps is kept in large cabi- 
nets, with open, sliding shelves, the loose maps being enclosed 



34 City Docuivient No. 23. 

in large portfolios. The cabinets and shelves are numbered^ 
and, as each individual map is catalogued, it is fairly easy 
to consult any particular map. Small folded maps in covers^ 
atlases, etc., under folio size, are kept upon ordinary shelves,^ 
like books. 

For reference use in the Bates Hall reading-room a selec- 
tion of large atlases is kept in two special cases with hori- 
zontal shelves and reading desk tops. For the exhibition of 
large sheet maps there are two Jenkins revolving map racks» 
which have been found to be satisfactory. 

Wall maps are not to be kept rolled, but are to be cut up 
or folded to fit the portfolios. 

Fiction Committee. 

In this third year of its service the Fiction Committee has 
rendered valuable aid to the Library. The books read by 
the Committee number 467. From those receiving their 
approval there were bought and j^laced in the Central 
Library and branches 2,169 copies, as against 1,683 in 
1898-99 and 2,529 in 1897-98. The total expenditure 
for current fiction for the Central Library, branches and de- 
posit stations has been $1,861.68 as against $1,492.98 in 
1898-99, and $2,235.73 in 1897-98. 

The Chairman of the committee. Miss Mary Morison,. 
being in Europe, Mrs. William L. Parker was appointed 
acting chairman. 

The functions of this committee are stated in the annual 
report for 1898-99. In a word, it does not select books,, 
but gives such information in regard to them as will help 
the Library authorities to make a wise selection. 

For the Trustees to seek outside help in the choice of 
books is no new thing. The custom has existed in an 
inorganized way, almost from the foundation of the Library^ 
Cards with blank forms have been furnished to readers, ask- 
ing them to recommend books for purchase and to give 
minute descriptions of such as are wanted. Many volumes 
have been added to the Library on such recommendations,, 
and perhaps never so many as at the present time. 

While the Library gains much from the labors of the vol- 
unteer committee of readers of fiction, it is understood that 
their opinion receives revision at the hands of those who are 
in charge of the Library, and who are in close touch with, 
readers here and acquainted with existing conditions. 



Library Department. 35 



The Branches and Stations. 

The work of the Branch Department covers a wide field. 
It is outlined in a special report, found as an Appendix to 
this report. Few realize the number and importance of 
these sub-libraries, and that of books taken from the Library 
for home use the Central Library furnishes only one-third, 
while nearly two-thirds come from these many outlying 
agencies. 

A revised map, showing the distribution of the branches 
and stations, is prefixed to this report. 

Lecture Hall. 

On May 17, 1899, the Lecture Hall of the Library was 
opened. Advantage was taken of the gift to the Library, 
from the Westminster Committee on the Scott memorial, of a 
marble copy of the bust of Sir Walter Scott, by Chan trey, 
a first copy of which was placed by the committee in West- 
minster Abbey; and a formal unveiling preceded the ad- 
dresses on the opening of the hall. 

]\Ir. Solomon Lincoln, President of the Board of Trustees, 
presided. During the preliminary address, by Dr. James 
DeNormandie, the bust was unveiled by Mr. Fiske Warren, 
who with Mr. James Murray Kay, took charge of the Ameri- 
can subscriptions to the Westminster Memorial. 

An address on Scott was delivered by President Eliot of 
Harvard College. Other addresses on the influence of Scott, 
as well as on the opening of the Lecture Hall, and its 
significance as a supplement to the work of the Library were 
made by Mayor Quincy, Mr. A. Lawrence Lowell, Mr. 
Edward Robinson, and Hon. Charles Francis Adams. 

The hall has been used for sessions of the Massachusetts 
Library Club, and for numerous lectures. A course of 
lectures under the auspices of the Library is planned to 
begin in March, 1900. 

The strain upon the Library following the resignation 
of the Librarian and the death of the Librarian's Secretary 
was very severe. I wish to thank tlie Board of Trustees for 
their kind consideration, and my associates for their hearty 
and generous co-operation. 

James L. Whitney, 

Librarian. 
February 1, 1900. 



36 City Document No. 23. 



SUPPLEMENTS TO THE REPORT OF THE 
LIBRARIAN. 



(A.) 

EXTRACT FROM THE REPORT OF THE SPECIAL 
LIBRARIES DEPARTMENT. 

To the Librarian : 

The average circulation of books for home use has in- 
creased this year 14^ per cent. 

Photographs. 

The photograph collection consists of the following : 

Painting 5,381 

Architecture 4,044 

Sculpture . . . . . 2,112 

Unclassified ..... 275 



Process pictures 
Painting- 
Architecture 
Sculpture 
Unclassified 



2,289 

1,699 

618 

255 



11,812 



4,861 



To this must be added a collection of large plates 
of architectural subjects, mostly half-tones, 
published in book form, which are not bound, 
but are mounted in the same manner as photo- 
graphs, and used in place of photographs . 1,904 

Four hundred seventy-four photographs were purchased 
at an expenditure of 8354.12. One thousand four hun- 
dred and seventeen photographs were received by gift ; 
among these may be mentioned : Six hundred and fifty-seven 
photographs of pictures in the National Portrait Gallery, 
cost'ng -$124.55, contributed by Messrs. Houghton, Mifflin 
& Co., and Little, Brown & Co. ; 600 photograj)hs of 
French architecture included in the purchase of books and 
photographs from the Montaiglon sale, for which $il,000 was 



Library Department. 37 

given by jMr. Godfrey M. Hyams : 46 carbon photographs of 
Greek and Roman sculpture and architecture, purchased at 
a cost of 8200, contributed by Mr. Augustus Hemenway. 

Exhibitions. 

The regular exhibitions of photographs and other plates 
have been continued; besides the exhibitions in the Central 
Library all the branches and seven stations are now supplied 
with pictures. 

The facilities for the display of pictures have been en- 
larged, and other improvements were made in several of the 
branches and stations. A jDrogramme of the exhibitions for 
the season was printed in the Monthly Bulletin ; a separate 
reprint of the programme was also sent to every teacher in 
,the city through the office of the Superintendent of Schools. 

Li addition to the regular exhibitions, the following special 
exhibitions were held : During February and March, in con- 
nection with lectures by J. F. Hopkins to teachers in the 
public schools, there were exhibitions of photographs and 
colored plates of Egyptian sculpture and decoration, Greek 
sculpture, architecture, and ornament, the architecture and 
sculpture of ancient Rome, Byzantine and Saracenic archi- 
tecture, Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Renaissance 
sculpture. 

Other special exhibitions were : Photographs of the 
Acropolis at Athens, to illustrate a lecture by Prof. H. Lang- 
ford Warren, under the auspices of the Unity Art Club; 
collection of valentines, loaned by Mr. Frank House Baer of 
Cleveland ; collection of photographs and books on the Indus- 
trial arts of Japan, in connection with a lecture on that sub- 
ject given by Prof. E. S. Morse, under the auspices of the 
Unity Art Club ; illustrations of English cathedrals ; plates, 
illustrating various industrial arts : wood-carving, pottery, 
lace, bookbinding, etc., in connection with the Arts and Crafts 
exhibition ; photographs of the English school of painting ; 
photographs of mural decorations in America ; photographs 
of the work of Velasquez, on the anniversary of his birthday, 
June 5,1599; photographs of the Civil war; plates of in- 
dustrial arts from the Spitzer collection, purchased at the 
Montaiglon sale ; photographs of paintings in the National 
Portrait Gallery ; photographs of paintings by Van Dyck on 
the anniversary of his birthday ; collection of plates and 
books in connection with the state exhibition of public 
school drawings ; photographs of American Indians and 
views of the West; pictures, selected from various period i- 



38 City Document No. 23. 

cals of Admiral Dewey, the Battle of Manila, the home- 
ward voyage of the '' Olympia," etc. ; photographs illustrating 
monastic architecture, in connectioiv with the lectures by 
Prof. Richard A. Rice, of Williams College, in the Lowell 
Institute course. 

Classes. 

Classes made use of the Fine Arts Department as 
follows : 



Schools . 


11 visits 


182 members. 


Clubs . 


. 40 " 


647 


Private classes 


. 33 " 


561 



Circulation of Pictures. 

Process pictures, 200 portfolios, averaging 25 pictures .in 
each, w^ere circulated : to public schools, 103 ; private 
schools, 18 ; clubs, 40 ; private classes, 39. 

Use of Special Libraries. 

The use of these libraries, especially the Barton-Ticknor 
libraries and the map collection, has increased considerably. 

Exhibitions of books were arranged in the show-cases of 
the Fine Arts Department, as follows : On March 2-15 a col- 
lection of books relating to the Boston Massacre ; April 3, 
Shakespeare's library (a collection of books from the Barton 
Library, with additions from the Harvard College Library, 
in connection with a meeting held in the Barton room by the 
Cambridge Shakespeare Association and the Boston Shakes- 
peare Club, with a lecture by W. J. Rolfe of Cambridge) ; 
April 17, broadsides and books relating to the battles of 
Lexington and Concord; May 13- June 20, books and por- 
traits of Sir Walter Scott, in connection wdth the presenta- 
tion of the Chantrey bust of Scott to the Library ; Sept. 15 
- Oct. 23, books and tracts on the early church history of 
New England, in connection with the meeting of the Con- 
gregational council; Dec. 18 -Jan. 29, books relating to 
early American history, in connection with the meeting of 
the American Historical Association. 

Allen A. Brown Library of Music. 

The use of this library is steadily increasing, and it is 
evident that the attendance will materially increase when a 
complete catalogue of the collection is available. As in 
former years the music played at the Symphony and other 
concerts, with the collateral literature, is laid out each week 



Library Department. 39 

for free use. All the new accessions of books on music 
are now placed for a certain period in this library. Over 
300 works were purchased for this collection by Mr. Brown ; 
among the more valuable and interesting are the following 
full scores : Carmen, by Bizet ; The Martyrs, by Donizetti ; 
Le Juif errant, by Halevy ; La Fee aux Roses, by Haldvj; 
L'Africaine, by Meyerbeer; Le Prophete, by Meyerbeer; 
Guntram, by R. Strauss ; Godolwa, by Tinel. Also a set of 
the sacred compositions of Lorenzo Perosi, and 40 sym- 
phonies of Haydn in manuscript (copied by Deldevez), 
which brings the number of Haydn symphonies in the 
Library up to 87. 

Catalogues. 

The cataloguing in the Fine Arts Department is confined 
for the present to the photographs and half-tones of 
paintings ; these are classified, lettered and catalogued as 
far as received. Renaissance sculpture is also catalogued, 
but sculpture in general is only classified and lettered. 
Aichitecture is classified and lettered, but the time to cata- 
logue the plates in this section has been lacking. 

Printed lists were issued as follows : Programme of exhi- 
bitions at the Central Library, branches and stations, pub- 
lished in the November Bulletin, and separate reprints sent 
to teachers ; List of mural decorations in the United States, 
published in the Bulletin for May ; List of books on 
monastic architecture, published in connection with the 
lectures b}'- Professor Rice in the Lowell Institute course ; 
List of books on the industrial arts, printed in the syllabus 
of lectures to teachers by J. F. Hopkins. 

In the Barton Library a subject index was made to 
" Shakespeariana," 10 volumes ; and an index made to 15 
volumes of Shakespeare illustrations in the collection. 

In the Allen A. Brown Library 9,736 printed cards were 
added; 4,587 were copied and filed ; these, with 7,637 cards 
already filed, bring the number of cards in the catalogue of 
this library to 21,960. An index of subjects relating to 
music and musicians, contained in periodicals, has been 
copied from Poole's Index ; about 1,100 cards are on file. 
The old index to the volumes of magazine articles in the 
collection is kept up. 

Otto Fleischner, 
Custodian of Special Libraries. 



40 City Document No. 23. 

(B.) 

REPORT OF THE CHIEF OF THE DEPARTMENT 

OF DOCUMENTS AND STATISTICS. 

To the Lihrarimi : 

I have the honor to submit a report on the operations of 
the Statistical Department during the past year. 

Special attention has been given to developing the principal 
lines of the collections of the department, as proposed in my 
last report. The success attained has been unequal, but on 
the whole very gratifying, and it may with truth be asserted 
that outside of libraries devoted to a special subject, few can. 
make as strong a showing on matters of social interest and 
performance. The long series of government publications 
on statistical matters have received special attention, and 
the more important sets have been completed, bound and 
placed on the shelves. It is still possible, and desirable, to 
extend the number of these issues, and much remains to be 
done before the most important subjects treated have been 
covered in a satisfactory manner. The bulk of official publi- 
cations is without limit ; but I question whether it is not 
better to confine the first attempts to the securing of a good 
working collection of the principal and more representative 
series, and to leave for a future day, and as opportunity offers, 
the purchase of what is affected with a more local or limited 
value, however interesting. Any record of human activity 
possesses value, but the range of value is great. To serve 
the public to the full is the highest ambition of the depart- 
ment, and the method must be adapted to the means afforded, 
in themselves limited. I have sought to restrict the Statis- 
tical library to such studies as may be regarded typical, and 
therefore to be studied for the method ; and to such as have 
been recognized as valuable in themselves, as embodying 
some record of experience made after the definite and 
acceptable rules of statistical science. 

If this limitation is justifiable, it can be justified only by 
its results. Timeliness is an element of some weight, and 
naturally exerts much influence upon the current reading of 
the general public. The questions of to-day are before the 
public eye, and the mere progress of events possesses an 
interest apart from an explanation of the cause or a forecast 
of the future. It is not to be denied that most of the really 
good work on current problems is printed in periodicals or in. 
the form of special monographs on a single subject. To 



Library Department. 41 

overlook the political and sociological journals would be to 
neglect the best source of general information and the most 
intelligent treatment of tendencies and influences. The 
organs of a social movement express in a better form the in- 
tentions of the leaders and the scope of the agitation than 
could any outside critic, whether friendly or hostile. The 
journals issued from a socialist, a charitable, or a trade- 
unionist society speak with greater certainty on the end of 
the organization than could any other exponent. The nearer 
one approaches to these social movements the better is the 
understanding of their extent and influence, of their strength 
and weakness. With this in mind I have extended the 
number of such organs taken in this department, and plan to 
extend still further the list in the coming year. In a pure 
democracy the beliefs and wishes of tlie people can never be 
without interest and suggestiveness. 

While thus feeding the desire for information on current 
events and questions, for information obtained fresh from 
the first sources, a second element is in the long run of 
greater importance. Provision must be made for a full 
understanding of the causes of events and problems, and the 
material must be at hand for an explanation of the existence 
of a policy or accomplished fact. The sociological activity 
of the world is too rapid and too crowded with keen interest 
and fluctuating elements to endure an immediate record or 
crystallization in statistics or philosophical explanation. Pre- 
diction, always dangerous, is particularly so when applied to 
economic tendencies. The claims of those who planned the 
Suez Canal were looked upon as dreams at the time ; yet the 
financial results have fully justified the claims ; the current 
of commerce with the East has been essentially modified, and 
the political results have been such as to confound equally 
the hopes and fears of the statesmen of Europe. The returns 
of vessels passing through the canal each year since it was 
opened express only one of the influences exerted by the con- 
struction of the water-way ; the tolls collected are indicative 
of earning capacity ; but no figures can convey the multiple 
and immense forces brought into commerce and politics by 
the thread of water connecting the Mediterranean with the 
Indian Ocean. To measure them, geography and history must 
be applied, and only with the best endeavor a partial under- 
standing must result. The student could use figures but 
little in seeking to describe the effect of the construction of 
the Suez Canal; but certain figures would be necessary, and 
it is such as are of importance that the Statistical Department 
should possess. Within limits the official returns of shipping 



42 City Document No. 23. 

are valuable, and their value can be greatly enhanced by 
connecting them with the returns of the movement of 
merchandise in foreign commerce, with special reference to 
the use of the canal. It would almost appear as if the trade 
of the world must be examined before the canal can be prop- 
erly measured as an economic factor. 

Much has been written and published on this subject, and 
much of what appears in print is next to valueless. The po- 
litical or interested statistician has wrought much injury by 
building up confident predictions on faulty premises, and 
using them until they become asserted facts. Time may be 
counted upon to test these assertions and send them into ob- 
livion ; but while they are in whole or in part accepted they 
should be subject to some discriminating criticism. In ap- 
plying this criticism the selection of what is of permanent, 
value becomes important, and it is such a selection that I have 
attempted to make in bringing together the collections under 
the charge of this department. In time there will be readily 
available the material for a history of a movement, the records 
of its success or failure, and the general theory which may 
be evolved from its conditions. Only in this way can this 
department become the " Sociological laboratory " intended 
by its foundation. 

How far these ideas as to the Statistical Department have 
been carried into practice can be appreciated only by the 
student who uses its collections. Its isolated situation, and 
its complete separation from the general collection and from 
periodical literature on politics and economics, are against a 
complete fulfilment of its aims. Yet a list of certain acces- 
sions made in the last year will be serviceable in showing 
how the department is building up a collection worthy of the 
subject. Only examples under each class are given, and the 
division of class is the very general one outlined in my first 
report : 

I. Vital Statistics. 

A full set of the forms and schedules used in taking 
the twelfth Census of the United States. 

Census of Mexico, 1895, 22 parts. 

Bulgaria, Mouvement de la population, 1885-96. 

Switzerland, Mouvement de la population, 1885-97. 

Registration and Health reports, state and municipal, 
American and foreign, numbering some three hun- 
dred volumes. 

II. Commerce and Tkansportation. 

Archiv fiir Eisenbahnwesen, 1878-1899. 



Library Department. 43 

Railroad reports from different States of the Union, 

and from France, Belgium and Canada. 
Annual trade returns from Greece, Canada (1850- 

1898), Mexico, Argentina, China (1879-1898), 

British India (1887-1898), Austria-Hungary, 

France and Belgium. 
A full set of " Annales du commerce," 1843-1899, 

a valuable compilation of commercial information. 
American, English, Austrian and Dutch Consular 

reports — full sets in each instance. 
Reports of Chambers of Commerce and Boards of 

Trade, American and foreign. 

III. Labor and Production. 

Reports of the State Bureaus. 

Annual issues by the governments of the United 
States, France, Italy, Austria-Hungary, Belgium 
and the United Kingdom. 
Agricultural returns of Germany, Austria-Hungary, 

Russia, Australia and Argentina. 
Mineral production of Germany, France and Belgium. 
In this connection I would mention the gift by Madame 
Godin of a full set of the writings of her husband, J. B. 
Andr^ Godin, the founder of the Phalanstery at Guise ; 
together with a file of the Phalanstery journal "Le Devoir" 
since 1892, and other issues from that press. 

lY. Finances. 

Schanz, Finanz-Archiv, 1884-1899. 

Bulletin Russe, 1895-1899. 

Egypt: Commission de la dette publique, 1890-98. 

Assessors' reports from New York, Maine, New 

Jersey, Wisconsin and Oregon. 
Taxation reports from many States, and reports of 

the financial officers of states and municipalities. 
Banking and Loan association returns, American and 

foreign. 
Prices and wages in British India, 1890-99. 
Revue des banques, 1892-99. 

Y. Sociology and General Statistics. 

Annales de I'lnstitut international de sociologie, 

5 volumes. 
Bulletin, Institut international de statistique, vol. 

1-10. 
Journal of the Statistical and social inquiry society 

of Ireland, parts 8-69. 



44 City Document No. 23. 

Statistik des Deutschen Reichs, 1-8. 

Zeitschrift des K. siichsischen statistischen Bureaus, 
6-47. 

Wiirttembergische Jahrbiicher, 7 volumes. 

Statistische Monatschrift, 1889-1899. 

Annuaire statistique de la Belgique, 1888-1899. 

Giornale degli economisti, 1889-1899. 

Zeitschrift fiir Volkswirthschaft, Social-Politik und 
Verwaltung, 1-8. 
Finding the collection of the journals and debates of the 
State constitutional conventions incomplete, I have obtained 
the wanting volumes by exchange and purchase, adding sixty 
volumes to what was already in the Library ; about as many 
more volumes must be obtained before the series will be 
complete. 

To give in detail the growth of the Statistical Depart- 
ment would be to describe the economic conditions of the 
world. The wave of prosperity and extraordinary activity 
now apparently at its height has made itself felt in every 
branch of commerce and industry, and the mere recording of 
this activity has produced a mass of statistical issues that re- 
quires selection and general sifting. It has been at times 
difficult to make this selection in a manner proper to meet 
future contingencies. The sugar interests, whether of cane 
or beet, in the United States have some immediate interest 
to every consumer of that necessary article ; but the condi- 
tions attending the growth, transport, manufacture and dis- 
tribution of the immense quantity needed to meet our home 
consumption, involves a study of places and policies which 
seem at first thought to have no connection with the sub- 
ject. The contest between cane and beet products, the 
sugar bounty policies of continental Europe, the acts of tar- 
iff, whether avowedly prohibitive, as in Europe, or merely 
protective or compensatory, as in the United States or Brit- 
ish India, the situation of sugar colonies or protectorates, 
like the Hawaiian and Philippine islands, or the British 
West Indies, are a few of the matters to be determined be- 
fore a proper understanding of the true relations of the 
sugar question can be comprehended, and lead the investi- 
gator far into the field of economic and political science. 

Another example is to be found in the iron and steel in- 
dustry. Within the memory of the present generation the 
United States was practically dependent upon foreign sup- 
plies of the better grades of iron and steel, and its domestic 
production was inadequate to meet the home demand. The 
extraordinary growth which has placed the United States at 



Library Department. 45 

the head of the iron and steel producing nations involves a 
story which is more like a fairy tale than a serious narra- 
tion — a product of the imagination and not of actual con- 
ditions. Yet the factors leading to this growth are so many 
that a literature would be required to explain them, and in 
their present most active state they have not yet run their 
course so far as to permit a full appreciation of their extent 
and momentum. Geographical and geological considera- 
tions have had weight, and the extraordinary invention and 
application of labor-saving devices must be weighed ; the 
combination of capitals and the concentration of industry, 
with all its numberless connected industries and feeders, 
have their value ; and hardly one of these questions could 
be appreciated by itself. As soon as the industry goes 
abroad for its ore, or exports its finished or partly finished 
products, the wide domain of the iron markets of the world 
is opened to the investigator, a subject of sufficient impor- 
tance to monopolize his attention. 

Turning to a question of State policy, that of taxation 
certainly stands among the first in importance. War taxes 
are open to a fair attack from those who claim to be bur- 
dened beyond their deserts, and the ever-increasing demand 
for revenue from State and local governments offers an ever 
present problem of making old taxes more remunerative or 
discovering new sources of revenue. The experiments made 
by the national government in stamp taxes, and that of New 
York in a franchise tax, of novelty only from the new condi- 
tions in which it is applied, call for a full understanding on 
the part of every man who contributes to the income of na- 
tion, State or city. It is not enough to be familiar with the 
terms of the laws under which these taxes are imposed and 
collected ; the theory or intention controlling the selection 
of the specific form of tax, and the results of experience in 
other times and places of similar duties, are essential. With- 
out such intelligent study of the past and present there is 
danger that taxes may be class taxes, bearing unequally on 
the taxpayers and prove wasteful in taking more from the 
people than is returned to them in public benefit. 

These examples show how extensive a collection must be 
gathered in this department if it is to cover with reasonable 
fullness and clarity the subjects coming under its charge. 
The mere statistics of production, transport and sale are the 
raw materials to be wrought upon. All statistics are not re- 
liable, and even true returns may be so arranged and com- 
bined as to produce distorted and misleading results. The 
care of selection must be exercised from the start, and the 



46 City Document No. 23. 

need for such care is the greater as each of the great indus- 
tries has its special or trade journals, often established to 
maintain a special policy or to advocate a single and inter- 
ested aspect of the questions. Olhcial returns are slow in 
compilation, and may not be published until long after the 
events and conditions they describe have been modified be- 
yond recognition or completely changed. On current issues 
of the trade papers and on occasional reports, like those of 
the consular service, must the investigator depend, and a 
general index of such issues as are valuable should be main- 
tained for the guidance of the public. 

The statistics themselves require some general explanation 
as to cause and tendencies shown by them, and I cannot but 
look upon this branch of the Statistical Department as its 
most useful and necessary function ; and yet the one which 
calls for the greatest delicacy and judgment. It would be 
out of the question to undertake to instruct the investigator, 
or even to express what could be little else than an indi- 
vidual opinion on the matter to be investigated. There is 
not the same opportunity for absolute opinion as appertains 
to a question of natural science, or the authenticity of a medal 
or any other definite object, where only one condition can be 
correct. To serve as a propaganda for any opinion or view 
of an economic or political problem would be entirely out of 
place ; and the objects of the department and purposes of 
the student are best consulted by maintaining an absolutely 
neutral attitude, and this is best attained by a judicious 
selection of authorities covering every important phase of a 
public question. 

As an example, may be named the colonial policy pursued 
by various nations in various parts of the world. There 
could hardly be a greater diversity of actual treatment than 
is shown in the conduct pursued towards their colonies and 
dependencies by the United Kingdom, France and Germany. 
From absolute control of all acts, to a full and unrestricted 
enjo3^ment of self-government ; from commercial monopolies 
to absolute free trade; and from military dependencies to 
indefinite protectorates of shadowy rights and duties, the 
range presents every possible phase of relation between a 
strong and powerful state and a weak and floating contingent. 
The events of the last few years, in which European powers 
have vied with one another in their pursuit of unclaimed 
portions of the earth's surface, and in which the United 
States has assumed the colonial dependencies of Spain, 
enforce the necessity for a proper study of the question of 
colonization and management of dependencies. A number 



Library Department. , 47 

of works, principally by French and German writers, on 
those subjects have been obtained, and from the series of 
English and German colonial reports may be gathered a 
record of failure and achievement pregnant with important 
lessons to existing conditions. A full set of the tariff orders 
and the reports presented to the Departments of War and 
the Treasury by special commissioners sent to Cuba and 
Puerto Rico are on file, as well as such material on the 
Philippines as could be obtained. I would notice the gift to 
the Library of a set in seventeen volumes of the " Records of 
the Cape Colony,'" " Records of South Eastern Africa," and 
" Precis of the Archives of the Cape of Good Hope," ob- 
tained through the courtesy of the Colonial Secretary at 
Cape Town. In those different studies or records of 
colonial enterprise may be found a treatment of every phase 
of colonial policy. It is not any one experiment or instance 
which can be pointed out to the inquirer as pertinent to his 
object ; he is given access to all, and prepares his own 
o^^inion of what is just or expedient. 

The experiment of obtaining public documents of general 
interest, on general instructions to agents, has more than 
justified its trial. In place of waiting some months and 
resorting to specific orders a general instruction was pre- 
pared for an agent in each country, covering subjects that 
might be of interest to readers in this country. This 
assured the prompt sending of important State papers, and 
as the experiment developed the insti notions were modified 
and made more definite, while leaving still a wide scope to 
the discretion and initiative of the agent. The promptness 
and certainty of receiving these papers have been recognized, 
and, in a number of instances have proved of high utility. 
Among the notable examples where -the documents were 
received almost by the first mail after issue and went at 
once into circulation, without waiting for the usual cata- 
loguing and placing on the shelves, may be mentioned : 

1. Spanish diplomatic documents (Red Books) contain- 
ing the papers on the war and the negotiation to the peace. 

2. Important English rejDorts, such as, that on the Indian 
famine, the South African Republic, the Indian currency 
question. Local taxation, China negotiations. Land legisla- 
tion in Ceylon. 

3. A series of the White Books of Germany, nineteen in 
number, the acts of the Reichstag, proceedings of labor con- 
gresses, and the issues of the various states of Germany on 
Commerce and Industry. The pamphlets on Samoa have 
proved to be of special and timely interest. 



48 City Document No. 23. 

A policy of great liberality has been pursued in this 
matter. Not onl}- were the more important Blue Books 
kept in Bates Hall, but on three occasions they were loaned 
to assist in the conduct of university debates on the questions 
involved. The only condition imposed was a safe and 
prompt return, and in no instance was the document aAvay 
from the library more than twenty-four hours. 

Having many duplicates I have opened exchange accounts 
with different libraries and institutions, and have sent out 
lists of duplicates from which selections have been made. 
Corresponding lists have been received from these libraries, 
and in this way some two thousand books and pamphlets 
have been placed where they were wanted, and due returns 
obtained. In time the system may be developed and a 
regular course of exchanges instituted ; but a part of the 
labor may be peiformed by other divisions of the Library to 
secure a prompt examination of lists and a careful deter- 
mination of needs. The number of pieces sent out on 
exchange account from this department in the last year 
was 2,510. 

The growth of the Statistical Department in volumes is 
seen by comparing the figures given for the two years, 1898- 
1899 and 1899-1900. In the former year the number of 
volumes on political economy was 7,217 ; in 1899-1900 it 
was 7,530. The number of volumes in the Statistical De- 
partment was 343 in 1898-1899 and 3,382 in 1899-1900, 
of which less than 1,000 was by transfers from the stacks. 

The experiment of oj^en shelves has been in the main suc- 
cessful, and the knowledge that special collections can be 
found accessible has proved an attraction to those who wish 
to pursue special investigation. As these collections become 
more complete, and a better acquaintance with their contents 
is acquired, more space will be needed for students. The 
collection turned in from the American Statistical Associa- 
tion is being rapidly absorbed and made accessible to the 
public. What is alieady on the shelves has proved an at- 
traction to students in school and university, and the con- 
sultation of commercial returns is frequent and growing in 
estimation. 

WORTHINGTON C. FORD. 



Library Department. 49 

(C.) 

EXTRACT FROM THE REPORT OF THE BRANCH 
DEPARTMENT. 

Service of the Branches and Stations from the 
Central Library. 

The Daily Issue. — The delivery of books from the Central 
Library in response to the daily applications from the 
branches and stations, which amounted in 1898-99 to 86,541 
volumes, is this year 94,808 volumes. The increase of the 
daily issue is thus substantial, though not so great as I re- 
ported a year ago. But owing to the greater number of 
applications (cards), 149,705 as against 126,980 in 1898- 
99, and the more insistent demand for current fiction, it has 
been necessary to employ every possible device to secure this 
increase. For our resources do not grow in proportion to 
the applications. From an investigation made for some weeks, 
not long ago, it was found that 34 per cent, of the unsuccess- 
ful cards called for five popular books. With regard to a 
considerable proportion of the serious books also, applica- 
tions mass themselves along certain lines, and are greater in 
number than a year ago, while we have no more copies than 
then. When Greek history is being studied, twenty-five or 
fifty teachers and pupils may be sending at one time for 
Holm's History of Greece, of which we have only one copy for 
free circulation. 

To provide as fully as possible for these difficulties, sys- 
tematic double or triple scrutiny is given to the slips, and 
none goes back to the applicant until all possibilities have 
been exhausted. In addition, we have now our own copies 
of certain books, which circulate only through the Branch 
Division. The deposit collection also is drawn upon regularly 
for the work of the daily issue. Various other devices are 
made use of. 

Though it is not of great importance in itself that we 
should fail to supply a certain reader with " Richard Carvel," 
3'et the continued disappointment of a reader, by which he 
may be altogether estranged from the Library, is not wholly 
a trivial thing ; and it seems to me to be necessarily a matter 
of more regret that we should disappoint an applicant from 
Station A, seven miles away, than a frequenter of the Central 
Library ; since the former has but one chance a day, while the 
latter is on the spot, and may try many times, and choose 
from many other books. Therefore, though economy and 
good judgment forbid the multiplication of copies beyond a 



50 City Document No. 23. 

certain limit, I would nevertheless recommend still greater 
liberality, especially in the case of the few leading books. 

I reported last year the adoption of a postal card, by which 
a borrower at a branch or station could be notified of the 
result of his application to the Central Library, thus being 
saved unnecessary calls. Of these cards about 450 have 
been sold this year. To complete the system a private 
mailing card has been adopted, by which a borrower can 
ask for a Central Library book without visiting the branch 
or station through which he applies. When the book arrives 
he calls or sends, and has it charged on his card. With 
these forms in use the hardships of borrowers at a distance 
from any Library agency will be a little lessened. 

Deposit Work. — Deposits are now regularly supplied by 
the Central Library to 53 places, last year to 48. There have 
been sent out 22,501 volumes; a gain of 4,123 volumes, or 
22 per cent., over the year 1898-99. Eighty-six special de- 
posits, with a total of 883 volumes, have been sent to the 
branches and stations for the use of schools and clubs. 

The deposit collection consists of 10,416 volumes, as 
against 7,988 January 31, 1899. It is not as strong as it 
should be, especially in books for the young. 

Work with Schools (Including Work Through the 

Branches). 

Special effort has been made this year in the direction of 
work with the public schools. Our methods are still in an 
experimental stage, but what has been accomplished may be 
summed up as follows : 

1. The deposits directly to schools have been increased 
in number. We still supply the four schools reported a 
year ago, and have added seven more. We have also be- 
gun to furnish such deposits from the branches, and six of 
the schools are so supplied. This method serves the double 
purpose of bringing the scholars and teachers into closer re- 
lations with the neighboring branch, and of sparing the Cen- 
tral Library collections of books. It is a part of the system 
that the regular Library card shall be used in the schools, 
and a monthly report of circulation made. More schools 
would be taken on if we had more books, and if the pres- 
sure of the school work on the teachers was not already so 
great. 

2. Books have been reserved for the use of schools, at the 
branches and stations, on 177 separate occasions, to the 
number of 2,674 volumes. This is the first year of systematic 
work in this way. The reserves are asked for on a printed 



Library Departmett. 51 

form signed by a teacher, the subject and length of time for 
which the books are wanted being given. If the branch 
cannot furnish all the books recourse is had to the Central 
Library. In the case of most of the stations the books 
necessarily come from the Central Library. Books are 
either used at the branch or station, or taken home for very 
limited periods. It is plain that the system is of value in 
])ringing school childi'en to use the local Library agencies in- 
telligently and seriously. 

3. A small set of catalogues of the Central Library (7 
volumes, has been placed in those schools which have asked 
for it. Thirty schools have been supplied in the last three 
months. These catalogues enable teachers who wish to do 
so to assist their pupils in the choice of books. In one 
school at least the work has been systematized, a librarian 
appointed, and slips sent in bulk to the nearest station, at 
regular intervals. Development may be possible in this 
direction. 

4. The custodians of the branches have done much syste- 
matic personal work in visiting the neighboring schools. 
They have made written reports. Registrations have been 
taken in several schools, and particularly in the evening 
schools. During the summer vacation special attention was 
given at the branches to interesting the school children. 

From numerous letters and personal interviews, and from 
the testimony of the custodians, I am assured that while 
many teachers are apathetic, a certain proportion really 
values the opportmiities afforded by the Library, and that if 
we have done no more, friendly relations have been appre- 
ciably strengthened. 

The Library has kept in touch with the important work of 
the Children's Room and Children's Reference Room at the 
Central Library. A similar equipment to that of the Chil- 
dren's Reference Room is needed at the branches. 

A delivery to schools remote from any branch would be a 
valuable method of service, if it were not for the obstacle of 
expense in transportation. With a large delivery the 
amount of time required from the teacher in charge is 
another obstacle. It was on account of the latter difficulty 
that the delivery at the Hancock School, North End, was 
discontinued, after more than two years of successful opera- 
tion. The circulation had risen to nearly 7,000 volumes 
yearly. In furnishing deposits to schools the item of transpor- 
tation is a trifling one ; usually the master sends for the books 
to tlie nearest branch or station. The amount of work and time 
involved for the teacher is a very real difficulty, but not so 



52 City Document No. 23. 

great as in the case of a delivery. Direct deposits, then, in 
addition to a specialized use of the branches and stations, 
seem at present to be our most practicable line of operation. 
The enlargement of the scope of the pupils' cards issued to 
children under twelve years of age, to include all books that 
may properly be read by children, will probably increase the 
number of children using the branches and stations, and 
bring various benefits with very few accompanying evils. 

Branches. 

Reclassification. — The reclassification of the branches on 
a common system, which was begun in June, 1898, has pro- 
ceeded this year with the following results : 

At six of the branches the work is finished, at two it is 
nearly finished, while at the remaining two good progress 
has been made. The card catalogues are progressing every- 
where, though they have not kept pace with the reclassifi- 
cation in all cases, and are not yet complete except at the 
Brighton, West End and West Roxbury Branches. Un- 
serviceable books have been selected and transferred to the 
Central Library to the number of 3,057 volumes. 

The labor of the reclassification is so severe that it prevents 
some other undertakings at the branches. But the results 
are wholly satisfactory. The books are more accessible in 
every way. Under the new system ever}'- shelf contains 
books on the same subject arranged in alphabetical order, 
while every shelf list is a brief classed catalogue. This def- 
initeness is a very real aid to the intelligent use of the 
books. 

The reclassification is an advance towards uniformity in 
the collections of books, and, as was said last year, it will 
eventually make possible a comprehensive printed finding 
list which could be used at any branch, and which would be 
a measure of economy, since instead of ten printed catalogues 
we should have one. 

The union shelf list and card catalogue at the Central 
Library simplify the work of administration of the collec- 
tions. The shelf list now represents six branches and con- 
siderable portions of others. It is easy to see from it how 
well the branches are supplied, and its use in the recommen- 
dation of books is growing in importance. 

Branch Finding List. — Although there is no comprehen- 
sive printed list, common to all the branches, an annual 
union finding list is printed. The second of these lists ap- 
peared in April, 1899. 

Ojyen Shelves. — Some extension of the system of open 



Library Department. 53 

shelves was mentioned in my last report, with especial ref- 
erence to the Brighton Branch. This jea,r certain altera- 
tions in the interior of the Dorchester and Jamaica Plain 
Branches were undertaken, which have made possible free 
access to the shelves, and at South End and South Boston 
several other alcoves have been thrown open. Our experi- 
ence seems to prove that the quality of the use of books is 
improved by open shelves, but not the amount of recorded 
use. Serious books get a handling and reading when they 
would not have been asked for if not seen, but since books 
are chosen more intelligently, fewer are taken home at a ven- 
ture and exchanged in a few days for others. There is also 
more reading at the branch, and less at home. Owing to the 
construction of the book rooms and to certain other limita- 
tions, all that can be done at Charlestown, East Boston, Kox- 
bury and West End is to admit freely to the shelves for 
special purposes, upon application, to increase the number 
of books shelved outside the counter, and to change such 
books frequently. 

Circulation. — Though the total circulation of the Branch 
System shows a gain of 6,179 volumes over last year, and 
the stations a gain of 24,643 volumes, the branches them- 
selves have fallen off in circulation 3 per cent. The total 
is 638,804 volumes, as against 660,171 in 1898-99. West 
End has gained largely, and West Roxbury a little. 

It may be confidently said that this has been a year of 
hard labor on the part of the custodians, — more so than 
former years. They feel, therefore, that other things than 
the home use circulation should be taken into account in 
estimating what has been accomplished at the branches ; 
such things, for example, as reference work, the work with 
schools, and the reclassification. Work in these directions 
has increased, but much of this labor is necessarily uni-e- 
corded. 

Sunday Opening. — The Sunday opening of the Charles- 
town, East Boston and South Boston Branches proved so 
satisfactory last year that they were again opened for the 
season beginning November 1 last. 

Boohs. — New books bought for the branches number 
4,447 volumes as against 4,222 in 1898-99. Of these, 1,394 
volumes were current fiction. The replacements were 1,672 
volumes as against 1,122 last year. 

The following are the statistics of books condemned, as 
compared with former years : 

1899-1000. 1898-99. 1897-98. 

Condemned, worn-out . . . 2,169 1,028 1,679 
Condemned as a precaution against 

contagious disease .... 48 52 86 



54 City Document No. 23. 

Periodicals. — As I reported last year, a revision of the 
periodical list was made with a view to a uniform list this 
year. Such a list has now been adopted consisting of 45 
titles, with additional copies of certain magazines. Roxbury 
and West End have also supplementary lists. 

A uniform list of the periodicals to be bound for the 
branches has also been prepared. 

Pictures. — There has been an improved schedule of picture 
exhibitions, arranged by the Assistant Librarian, and the 
facilities for hanging the pictures sent from the Central 
Library to the branches have been improved. 

Rejyairs and Imj^rovemeiits. — At Dorchester and Jamaica 
Plain alterations in the interior have been made to allow 
free access to the shelves. Fire extinguishers have been 
supplied to all the branches, and to the three reading rooms, 
A, F and P. These are insjDected regularly by the Fire De- 
partment. At Brighton re-arrangements have been possible 
by which separate rooms for children and adults have been 
provided. At several other branches reading rooms have 
been set apart more definitely for adults, and so placarded. 
Such rooms would be very desirable in all the branches. 

E.iyenditures. — The total expense of the branches is 
slightly less than that of 1898-99, — $47,646 as against 
$47,788.55. 

Delivery Stations and Other Agencies. 

Stations — Enlargement and Improvement. — In May last 
the transfer of the Hancock School delivery to the Industrial 
School, North Bennet street, was made ; in July, the deposit 
feature was added ; and in November the school was made a 
regular station, with a daily delivery, under the name Station 
W, Industrial School Delivery Station. The Trustees of the 
Industrial School have kindly furnished attractive quarters 
for the station, and service as well, and the work of the 
Library goes on in co-operation with that of the school. The 
delivery at the Hancock School was for girls only, but Sta- 
tion W is of course open to boys and adults. The circulation 
for eight months has been 5,586 A^olumes, which, added to 
the Hancock School circulation before May 31, makes 9,199 
volumes as against 6,831 volumes for the Hancock School in 
1898-99. And there has been no decrease, but a large gain 
for the West End Branch, in the neighboring ward. The 
North End, to the needs of which my report of last year 
called attention, is thus provided for. There are now three 
stations, S, U and W, where the Library is relieved of a part 
of the burden of expense through co-operation, and it is to be 
noted that this method has so far proved satisfactory. 



Library Department. 55 

Stations J and M have been removed, the latter under new 
management, to buildings very near their former location. 
Portfolios of pictures have been sent for the first time to the 
reading rooms F and P, and to Station W. New facilities 
for hanging pictures have been provided at several stations ; 
111 volumes have been given to Station U, and 218 to Sta- 
tion S. 

Deposits have been enlarged at the stations so far as the 
resources of the deposit collection have allowed. To Station 
E a deposit has been sent from the Dorchester Branch. An 
increase in the use of reference books is reported from the 
reading rooms. 

The delivery of books from certain branches to neighbor- 
ing stations not having proved profitable has been discontin- 
ued. In these cases various efforts were used to persuade 
people to send applications to the branch ; but it has been 
evident for a long time that they prefer to send to the Cen- 
tral Library. On routes where the Library wagons run a 
small delivery from a branch to a station may be worth while ; 
otherwise, not. 

Circulation. — The total circulation of the delivery stations, 
engine-houses, schools and institutions is 289,315 volumes as 
against 264,672 in 1898-99, a gain of 9.3 per cent. The 
gain in the circulation from the Central Library is 10.8 per 
cent. All but five stations have gained, and all but one 
station show a gain either on their direct circulation, or on 
that from the Central Library. Station U, the Ward Nine 
Delivery Station, near the Cathedral, was established in De- 
cember, 1898. Its circulation for the year has been 18,045 
volumes. It has probably drawn a little from the circulation 
of the South End Branch and of Station P, but to a consid- 
erable extent it has supplied new demands. Station R has 
gained over 3,000 volumes this year, and now has the largest 
circulation that any shop station has ever had, 24,834 vol- 
umes. Two reading rooms, D and F, with a small circula- 
tion, which fell off last year, show an increase this year. 

Sunday Opening. — Stations P and S have again been 
open on Sunday, with good results. 

Service. — There have been no important changes in the 
personnel of the service at the stations. Three shop stations 
have been transferred to other custodians. Though the 
character of the service which we get at shop stations is not 
always of the highest, yet some of these stations have done 
excellent work this year. 

Meetings of custodians of service stations, which were 
begun last year, are now held monthly at the Central Library, 



56 City Document No. 23. 

and have proved useful. For the further acquaintance of 
the custodians with Library methods, an arrangement has 
been made by which the custodian of a station serves occa- 
sionally for an afternoon in a neighboring branch, her place 
being taken by an employee of the branch. 

Expenditures. — The cost of the stations, including engine- 
houses and schools, is .$12,594.58 as against $12,024.13 last 
year. The expenses have not increased in proportion to the 
circulation, since there is a gain in circulation of 24,643 vol- 
umes this year. 

Other A(/encies. — One new engine-house has been added 
this year and two new deliveries, one to the officers of the 
Long Island Almshouse, the other to those of the House of 
Reformation. 

Deposits of books have been sent to the Vacation Schools, 
to the Municipal Camp at Long Island, and to Deer Island 
for the use of the boys from the House of Reformation who 
were quartered there. 

Beanch Division — Central Library. 

Distribution of Periodicals. — The periodicals not needed 
for binding at the Central Library and branches are sorted 
and sent monthly to the penal, the pauper, the insane and 
other institutions of the city ; 13,057 copies have been sent 
out during the year. 

Shelf-Reading. — There is a yearly shelf-reading at the 
stations ; 37 volumes missing at the shop stations were paid 
for this year. 

The shelf-reading at the Central Library showed but one 
volume missing from the deposit shelves. 

Langdon L. Ward, 

Supervisor of Branches and Stations. 



Library Depaement. 



o< 



(l>.) 

DEATHS AND RESIGNATIONS, 1899-1900. 



Name. 



Department. 

Ordering 

Ordering 

Engineer 

Printing 

Executive 

Branch 

West End Brancli . . 
Dorcliester Branch. 
Special Libraries. . . 
East Boston Branch 

Issue 

Issue 

Issue 

Bates Hall 



Entered 
Service. 



Discontinued. 



Alice Browne 

Thomas McFarland. 

Frank A. Wall 

Birdsey Ives 

Philip H. Savage 

Florence M. Painter 

Frank C. Porter 

Margaret Meffen 

Mary L. Patten 

George H. Hosea — 

Louis W. Roett 

Harry F. Mayer 

Gertrude E. Forrest 
Chas. A. Hardy 



Feb. 1, 1SS3.. 
Oct. 27, 1891.. 
Jan. 1, 1897... 
July -27, 1896. 
Oct. 1, 1896. . . 
Aug. 2, 1897. . 
Feb. 1, 1896.. 
March 8, 1892, 
Oct. 24, 1898.. 
Jan. 1, 1873.. 
March 22, 1895. 
April 27, 1897 
Nov. 1, 1895.. 
March 16, 1896. 



Resigned Feb. 12, 1899. 
Died May 17, 1899. 
Died May 18, 1899. 
Resigned May 27, 1899. 
Died June 4, 1899. 
Resigned Aug. 29, 1899. 
Died July 25, 1899. 
Resigned July 27, 1899. 
Resigned Sept. 5, 1899. 
Resigned Oct. 4, 1S99. 
Resigned Nov. 1, 1899. 
Resigned Nov. 5, 1899. 
Resigned Jan. 1, 1900. 
Resigned Jan. 22, 1900. 



■58 City Document No. 23. 



REPORT OF THE EXAMINING COMMITTEE 
FOR 1899. 

To the Trustees of the Public Lihy'ary of the City of Boston 
The Examining Committee submit the following report : 
At the first meeting the committee was organized by the 
■choice of Charles Allen as chairman and James C. Da^ds as 
secretary. Later, the resignation of Judge Henry N. Sheldon 
as a member of the committee was received. Sub-com- 
mittees were appointed as follows : 

On Boohs. 
Rev. George A. Gordon, D.D., Chairman. 
James Jeffrey Roche. John Noble. 

Mrs. Darwin E. Ware. William F. Apthorp. 

On Catalogues, Bulletins and Printing. 
William L. Putnam, Chairman. 
Miss Ellen F. Mason. Francis H. Brown, M.D. 

Rev. Edward A. Horton. Charles F. Donnelly. 

On Branches and Distribution of Books. 
Henry W. Bragg, Chairman. 
Thomas Hills. Mrs. Henry H. Sprague. 

James C. Davis. Rev. W. D. Roberts. 

The Very Rev. William Byrne. Frank S. Mason. 

On Finance. 
William H. Ensworth, M.D., Chairman. 
Rev. Arthur T. Connolly. Alfred Bowditch. 

Francis L. Higginson. Henry R. Reed. 

On Administratioyi. 
Charles Allen, Chairman, ex officio. 
Alfred Hemenway. Thomas J. Gargan. 

Patrick A. Collins. Miss Frances H. Turner. 

Rev. E. Winchester Donald, D.D. Horace G. Wadlin. 
Charles P. Searle. Joseph D. Fallon. 

The following suggestions are founded on reports by these 
.sub-committees, and upon the discussions and votes at a well- 
attended meeting of the Examining Committee : 



Library Department. 59 

We wish to emphasize the need of better accommoda- 
tions for the Branch Library in Charlestown. This need is 
familiar to the Trustees, but there is now a favorable oppor- 
tunity to buy at a low price a church which is well situated, 
and well adapted to be fitted up for a library. If this can be 
•done, it would, as we understand, meet the wishes of the 
residents of Charlestown, and open the way for relieving all 
existing wants and difficulties there at a moderate cost. 

The needs of the East Boston Branch continue unabated, 
and they are very marked, but at present we are unable to 
suggest any mode of relief which would be adequate and 
inexpensive and generally acceptable to the residents of East 
Boston. 

New delivery stations are desirable in Wards 1 and 17. 
There is also a need, in the West Roxbury Branch, of more 
room, which can be had at moderate expense. 

In respect to the card catalogues, the Committee, while 
recognizing that the catalogues already are unusually good, 
recommends the substitution of a single rod, locked at the 
front of the drawer, for the present double rods locked at the 
back ; the trimming down of the cards to a uniform size ; 
the subdivision of subjects in the Bates Hall catalogue, by 
placing in all the drawers legibly printed guide-cards of a 
different color from the other cards, serving the purpose of 
an index ; a revision of the titles contained in the printed 
Index, supplements and Barton catalogue, with a view to 
making the Bates Hall catalogue a complete presentation of 
the whole contents of the Library, catalogued in uniform 
style ; the pushing of the work of transferring titles other 
than fiction from stack four, the old Lower Hall collection, to 
the Bates Hall stack, and the removal as far as possible of 
all manuscript cards from the catalogue. 

The staff of assistants in this department has been hardly 
.sufficient to keep up the current work. 

At present, the money received from fines and for books 
lost is paid over to the city. It seems to the Committee that 
it would be better if the Librar}^ should receive these sums 
directly, thus enabling it to cover the cost of collecting fines, 
which is considerable, and of immediately replacing the 
volumes lost. The appropriation for the purchase of new 
books is inadequate, and in order to keep the Library up to 
the desired standard the appropriation should be increased 
by at least 110,000. The accounts of the Library are well 
kept, and those in charge of them are entitled to commenda- 
tion. The practice set forth, in the last report of the 
Trustees, of keeping the expenses within the available 
means, is also to be noted and commended. 



60 City Document No. 23. 

An erroneous impression prevails to some extent that the 
appropriations made by the city government are sufficient 
for all the purposes of the Library. There is, however, 
always an opportunity to make good use of more money, 
and it is much to be hoped that this will be borne in mind 
by liberal persons, and that substantial gifts and bequests of 
money will become more frequent. The legacy recently left 
by the late Mr. Daniel S. Ford will be welcomed with grate- 
ful appreciation on the part of all lovers of the Library. 

The Committee has found nothing to criticise in the man- 
ner of carrying on the Central Library. Books are now 
delivered to borrowers and readers in much less time than 
formerly ; the attendants are obliging and efficient ; the use 
of the Library has increased, and, so far as we know, good 
order has uniforml}^ prevailed in all the rooms. This last 
feature is especially noteworthy on Sunday evening. One of 
our number (Rev. Dr. Donald) is able to speak with knowl- 
edge on this point, having made very many visits to the 
library on that evening. It is a matter alike of congratula- 
tion and of pride that we now have so well-ordered a library, 
the management of which at once attracts the attention and 
elicits the commendation of intelligent visitors, both domestic 
and foreign. 

We are satisfied that the Trustees acted wisely in the 
appointment of Mr. Whitney as Librarian. 
For the Committee, 

Charles Allen, 

Chairmayi. ' 
James C. Davis, 

Secretary. 
January 23, 1900. 



APPENDIXES 



1899. 



LIST OF APPENDIXES. 



PAGE. 

I. Financial Statement ...... 63 

II. Extent of the Library by Years ... 84 

III. Net Increase of the Severai^ DEPART^rENTS, 

Including Branches ..... 85 

IV. Classification : Central Library . broadside 87 
V. Classification : Branches. (Omitted in 1899- 

1900) 88 

VI. Registration ..... broadside 89 

^"11. Circulation ....... 92 

VIII. Trustees for Forty-eight Years. Librarians. 94 

IX. Examining Committees for Forty-eight Years. 96 
X. Library Service (April 30, 1900), including 

Sunday and Evening Schedule ... 99 

XL Givers and Amounts of Gifts .... 108 

XII. The Needs of the Public Library . . . 156 



Library Department. 63- 



APPENDIX I. 

Finance. 

Boston Public Library, 
Auditing Department, February 1, 1900. 

To the Trustees : 

Gentlemen, — The undersigned herewith presents a statement 
of the receipts and expenditures of the Library Department for 
the financial year beginning February 1, 1899, and ending 
January 31, 1900; also a statement concerning the trust and 
other funds, statements covering special appropriations, and a 
statement of expenditures on account of the branches for the 
twelve years ending 1899-1900. 

Respectfully, 

A. A. Nichols, 

Auditor. 
Receipts. 

Appropriation, 1899-1900 $255,000 GO 

Income from trust funds : 

Balance from 1898-99 . . . S7,903 26 

During the year .... 11,523 50 



819,426 76 



Less amount transmitted to J. 

S. Morgan & Co. . . 5,000 00 



14,426 76 



London accounts : 

Balance in hands of J. S. Morgan 
& Co., February 1, 1899 \ 
Trust funds income . $9,473 12 
City appropriation . 9,717 72 
During the year . 7,028 57 
Interest . . . 383 08 

$26,602 49 

Balance in hands of Baring Bros. 

& Co 72 75 



26,675 24 



Carried forward $296,102 00 



■64 City Document No. 23. 

Brought forvKircl 8296,102 00 

Oifts : 

From sundry sources for the pur- 
chase of photographs : 
Unexpended Febru- 
ary 1, 1899 . . S42 21 
During the year . 323 79 

S366 00 



From Godfrey M. Hyams . . 1,000 00 

From Allen A. Brown . . . 100 00 

From J. \\. Dunphy . . . 137 74 
From Boston Numismatic Societ}^ 

unexpended February 1, 1899 . 237 13 
From Lilian Whiting unexpended 

February 1, 1899 ... 25 00 
From Elizabeth Lewis, unexpended 

February 1, 1899 ... 01 



1,86.5 88 



Exchange account : 

Lost books, sales of dupUcates, 
etc. : 
Balance from 1898-99 . . §1,358 39 

During the year . . . 226 86 

1,585 25 

Codman Memorial Fund 2 00 

Interest on bank deposit . . . . . 1,670 65 



6^301,225 78 



Expenditures. 

General library accounts, including 
the cost of maintaining branches : 
Salaries : 

General administra- 
tion . . . 8133,886 00 
Sunday and evenino- 

force . . "". 18,542 37 

8152,428 37 

Books : 

City appro- 
priation, 812,691 00 
City appro- 
priation, 
London 
account, 2.199 63 

814,890 63 



Carried forward . $14,890 63 8152,428 37 8301,225 78 



LiBRAEY DePAETMEXT. 



65 



Brought forward §14,890 63 
Trust Funds Income, 
including Loudon 
account . . . 10.367 39 



Newspapers : 
Todd Fund 

Periodicals . 

Binding : 
Salaries . 
Stock 
Equipment 
Contract work 



/British patent\ 
V specifications;/ 



Printing: 
Salaries . 
Stock 
Equipment 
Contract work 



$13,213 02 

1,715 99 

55 27 

2,752 46 

294 23 



84,783 49 
2,000 04 
1,025 62 
1,196 57 



Furniture and fixtures 

Gas 

Electric lighting . 

Cleaning 

Small supplies 

Ice . 

Stationery . 

Rents : Branch Libraries and Read- 
ing-rooms 

Fuel . 

Repairs : Stock and contract work. 

Freights and cartage 

Transportation between Central 
Library, Branches and Delivery 
Stations 

Delivery Stations, service 

Water-rates 

Telephone service 

Postage and telegrams . 

Typewriting 

Travelling expenses 

Advertising 

Grounds 

Miscellaneous expenses : 
Herbert Putnam, service 

and expenses . $350 00 

Decorations (Dewey Day) 237 77 



$152,428 37 $301,225 78 



25,258 02 



1,970 38 
5,820 57 



18,030 97 



9,005 72 
8,980 68 
1,464 30 
2,182 92 
7,121 56 
1,450 29 
170 15 
1,855 90 

5,620 00 
8,175 54 
5,354 68 

802 88 



3,568 23 

4,025 24 

1,914 80 

348 67 

898 61 

228 05 

443 28 

2 40 

6 75 



Carried forward 



8587 77 $267,128 96 $301,225 78 



6Q City Document No. 23. 

Brought forward . $587 77 $267,128 96 $301,225 78 
Engrossing . . 75 00 

Premium on surety bonds 12 50 

675 27 

Remittance to J. 8. Morgan & Co., 

London ..... 2,028 57 



Books : Boston Numismatic 

Society gift . . .820 53 

Books : J. W. Dunphy gift . 122 06 

Books: Allen A. Brown gift 100 00 
Books: Godfrey M. Hyams 

gift . . . . 971 26 
Photographs : Subscription 

gift .... 366 00 

Lihan ^Yhiting gift . . 23 00 



$269,832 80 



Exchange account : 

Refunded for books returned . 15 40 



1,602 85 



- 271,451 05 



Balance . $29,774 73 

The balance is made up of the following items, viz. : 
Cash in City Treasury : 

Income from Trust Funds . . . . $6,156 10 

Cash on deposit in Loudon : 

In hands of J. S. Morgan & Co. : 

Trust Funds . $10,579 13 

General Funds . 9,461 22 



$20,040 35 

In hands of Baring Bros. & Co. : 

General Funds . . . 72 75 



Cash on deposit with New England 
Trust Co., and on hand : 

Unexpended of donations carried 
to account of 1900-1901 : 

Boston Numismatic Society 

Lilian Whiting gift 

Godfrey M. Hyams " 

J. W. Dunphy " 

Elizabeth Lewis " 

Codman Memorial Fund 
Exchange account : lost books, etc. 
Interest on bank deposit 



20,113 10 



$216 60 






2 00 






28 74 






15 68 






01 




263 03 
2 00 








1, 


,569 85 


. 


1, 


,670 65 




$29. 


.774 73 



Library Department. 



67 



GENERAL APPROPRIATION. 

Comparative statement for fiscal years ending January 31, 1S99 and 1900. 



1898-99. 



1899-1900. 



Salaries : General administration 

" Sunday and evening force. 
Binding : Salaries 

" Stock 

" Contract work 

" Equipment 

Books 

Periodicals 

Furniture and fixtures 

Gas 



Electric ligliting 

Supplies 

Cleaning 

Printing : Equipment. . . . 

" Stock 

" Contract work. 

" Salaries 

Stationery 

Tvpewritiug 

Fuel 

Rents . 



Repairs 

Freights and cartage 

Transportation between Central Library and Branches. 

Delivery stations 

Travelling expenses 

Postage and telegrams 

Water-rates 

Telephone service 

Miscellaneous expense 

Advertising 

Insurance 

Grounds 

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



$128,109 74 

17,1G6 98 

12,(;07 bl 

1,499 48 

2,918 46 

419 66 
14,188 45 
5,898 24 
5,931 74 
1,825 14 
1,968 74 
2,416 13 
7,404 85 
1,068 02 
2,601 24 
1,.547 31 
4,806 19 
2,023 91 

261 83 
6,789 78 
5,600 00 
7,079 41 

751 66 
3,573 17 
4,030 40 

495 90 
1,054 52 
1,718 60 

334 60 

300 00 
.326 75 

135 00 
2 40 



$133,886 00 

18,542 37 

13,213 02 

1,715 99 

2,752 46 

55 27 

12,691 00 

5,819 40 

8,980 68 

1,464 30 

2,182 92 

1,620 44 

7,121 56 

1,025 62 

2,000 04 

1,196 57 

4,783 49 

1,855 90 

228 05 

8,175 54 

5,620 00 

6,354 68 

802 88 

3,568 23 

4,025 24 

443 28 

898 61 

1,914 SO 

348 67 

675 27 

2 40 



60 75 
2,028 57 



$246,855 87 



$255,000 00 



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

Cost of Branches, 1898-99 $.59,913 71 

1899-1900 60,295 93 

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

For 1898-99 $8,782 84 

" 1899-1900 6,604 35 

The amount expended for books and photographs (not included 
above) paid from trust funds in hands of City Treasurer 1898-1899, $8,271 41 

1899-1900, 8,270 66 



68 



City Document No. 23. 



Special Appropriations. 
LibraiT Building, Dartmouth street, balance of 



appropriation, February 1, 1899 


. 


. 


$110,116 00 


Payments on account of alterations : 








Carriers, Lamson Store Service Com- 








pany 


$5,807 


65 




Electrical work. Public Buildings 








Department .... 


5,022 


09 




Eearranging ventilating system : 








Lynch & Woodward . 


3,595 


23 




Masonry, Connery & Wentworth 


2,165 


43 




Carpentry, F. L. Whitcomb 


2,029 


97 




Architects' services, A. S. Jenney 








and T. A. Fox .... 


1.747 


15 




Ironwork, Smith & Lovett 


1,181 


00 




Decorating, Elmer E. Garnsey 


983 


67 




Expert service in heating and venti- 








lating, S. Homer Woodbridge 


762 


71 




Plumbing, Isaac N. Tucker 


190 


00 




Bronze railing .... 


155 


50 




Painting and small items 


40 


90 






$23,681 


30 




Statuary : 








Augustus St. Gaudens on account . 


1,000 


00 


24,681 30 




• 


• 


Balance February 1, 1900 . 


$85,434 70 



This balance will be required to settle outstanding 
contracts and claims. 



Library building, furnishing, balance of city appro- 
priation February 1, 1899 .... 

Payments on account : 

F. L. Whitcomb . . . . $3,031 78 

A. H. Davenport . . . . 1,751 50 

Public Buildings Department . . 1,336 65 

Edw. L. Caldwell . . . . 278 50 

Hellish & Byfield Company . . 650 91 

John H. Pray, Sons & Co. . . 351 94 

Elmer E. Garnsey . . . . 290 00 

C. H. McKenney & Co. . . . 230 25 

McKenney & Waterbury . . 179 65 

Torrey, Bright & Capen Co. . . 140 00 

Sundry small accounts . . . 273 22 



$13,336 21 



Balance February 1, 1900 



8,514 40 
^4,821 81 



Library Department. 



69 



Branch Library, Broadway Extension, improve- 
ments, balance of appropriation Febrnary 1, 1899, 

Payments on account : 

Books 1350 96 

Furnitnre and fixtures . . . 95 00 



Balance February 1, 1900 . 

Bust of Gen. Walker . . . . 

Payments on account : 
Richard Edwin Brooks on account 

Balance February 1, 1900 



$3,456 88 



445 96 

$3,010 92 

$2,500 00 

1,300 00 

$1,200 00 



LONDON ACCOUNTS. 



Balances 

from 
1898-99. 



Remittances 

and Interest, 

1899-1900. 



rr.„t„i I Expend!- Balances 

rredits *"i"es. to 

oreaiis. j iggg.jgoo. 1900-1901. 



J. S. Morgan & Co., 

J. S. Morgan & Co., 
interest 



£ s. d. 
3,949 12 3 



£ s. d. 
1,440 5 8 



J. S. Morgan & Co., 
photograph fund. 

Baring Bros. & Co., 



8 13 11 
15 



£ s. d. 
5,468 17 8 



8 13 11 
15 



£ s. d. 
1,350 4 9 

8 13 11 



£ s. d. 
4,118 12 11 



3,973 6 -2 



1,519 5 5 



5,492 11 7 



1,358 18 8 4,133 12 11 



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library trl'st funds. 

BiGELOw FrxD. — This is a gift from the late John P. Bigelow of 
Boston, in August, 1850, when 5layor of the city. 

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

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



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

Bates Fund. — This is a gift from the late Joshua Bates of London, 
in March, 1853. 

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



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

BowBiTCH FuxD. — This is the bequest of J. Ingersoll Bowditch 
of Boston. Received January, 1890. 

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

cent. Bond, for $10,000 00 



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

Phillips Fund. — This is a gift from the late Jonathan Phillips 
of Boston, in April, 1853. 

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



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

Also a bequest in his will, dated September 20, 1849. 

Invested in one City of Boston Six per cent. Bond, for . $20,000 00 



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

Both of these sums are payable to the Mayor of the city for the 
time being. 

Abbott Lawrence Fund. — This is the bequest of the late Abbott 
Lawrence of Boston. Received May, 1860. 

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



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

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

" To hold and apply the income, and so much of the principal as they 
may choose, to the purchase of special books of reference to be kept 
and used only at the Charlestown Branch of said Public Library." 

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



80 City Document No. 23. 

Pierce Fund. — This is a gift from Henry L. Pierce, Mayor of the 
city, November 29, 1873, and accepted by the City Council, December 
27, 1873. 

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



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

Bond, for $4,000 00 



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

In order that the city might receive the immediate benefit of this 
contribution, Anna Ticknor, widow of the donor, relinquished her right 
to retain during her life the books and manuscripts, and placed them 
under the control of the city, the City Council having previously ac- 
cepted the bequests in accordance with the terms and conditions of said 
will, and the Trustees of the Public Library received said bequests on 
behalf of the city, and made suitable arrangements for the care and 
custody of the books and manuscripts. Received April, 1871. 

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



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

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



Library Department. 81 

Treadwei.l Fund. — By the will of the late Daniel Treadwell of 
Cambririge, late Rumford Professor in Harvard College, who died Feb- 
ruary 27, 1872, he left the residue of his estate, after payment of debts, 
legacies, etc., in trust to his executors, to hold during the life of his 
wife for her benefit, and, after her decease, to divide the residue then 
remaining in the hands of the trustees as therein provided, and convey 
one-fifth part thereof to the Trustees of the Public Library in the 
City of Boston. 

The City Council have accepted said bequest, and authorized the 
Trustees of the Public Library to receive the same, and to invest it in 
the City of Boston Bonds, the income of which is to be expended by 
said trustees, in such manner as they may deem for the best interests 
of the Library. 

Invested in the City of Boston Four per cent. Bonds, for . $.5,550 00 
Invested in the City of Boston Three and one-half per cent. 

Bonds, for 1,400 00 

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

value $100 each 1,600 00 

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

par value $100 each 600 00 

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

$100 each 1,200 00 

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

stock, par value $100 each 100 00 

$10,450 00 



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

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

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

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

. 11,800 00 

$61,800 00 



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

Invested in two City of Boston Five per cent. Bonds, for . $1,500 00 
Invested in one City of Boston Four i^er cent. Bond, for . 500 00 

$2,000 00 



82 City Document jNo. 23. 

South Bostox Branch Libraey Trust Fund. — Gift of a citizen of 
South Boston, the income of which is to be expended for the benefit of 
the South Boston Brancla Library. Received September, 1879. 

Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . $100 00 

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

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

Charles Mead Public Library Trust Fund. — Received from 
Charles Mead, executor of the estate of Charles Mead, the amount of 
legacy of the late Charles Mead, to constitute the '' Charles Mead 
Public Library Trust Fund," for the promotion of the objects of 
the Public Library, in such manner as the government of said Library 
shall deem best, and so far as tbe government shall deem consistent 
with the objects of the Library, to be used for the benefit of the South 
Boston Branch Library. Received October, 189B. 

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

Artz Fund. — This is a gift made in November, 1896, by Miss Vic- 
TORiNE Thomas Aktz, of Chicago; the income "to be employed in the 
purchase of valuable rare editions of the writings, either in verse or 
prose, pf American and of foreign authors.'' These books are to be 
known as the " Longfellow Memorial Collection.'" 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bradlee Fund. — A bequest of the late Rev. Caleb Davis Bradlee, 
D.D., of Boston, to the Boston Public Library. Received November, 
1897. 

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Library Department. 83 

Henry Sargent Coi>man Memorial Fund. — This is a contribu- 
tion from the friends of the late Henry Sargent Codman, to be used to 
perpetuate the memory of Mr. Codman by the purchase of books upon 
landscape gardening. Received January, 1808. 

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

Bond $2,800 00 

Cash in City Treasury, January 31, 1900 . . . . 52 41 

$2,852 41 



Recapitulation of Public Library Trust Funds. 

Scholtield Fund §61,800 00 

Bates Fund 50,000 00 

Todd Fund 50,000 00 

Phillips Fund . . . • 20,000 00 

Phillips Fund 10,000 00 

Bowditch Fund ......... 10,000 00 

Charlotte Harris Fund 10,000 00 

Abbott Lawrence Fund 10,000 00 

Treadwell Fund 10,487 69 

Artz Fund 10,000 00 

Twentieth Regiment Memorial Fund 5,000 00 

Pierce Fund 5^000 00 

Townsend Fund 4,000 00 

Ticknor Fund , 4,000 00 

Charles Mead Fund 2*500 00 

Green Fund 2,000 00 

BigelowFund I^'OOO 00 

Thomas B. Harris Fund 1,000 00 

Franklin Club Fund I'oOO 00 

John Boyle O'Reilly Memorial Fund 1,000 00 

Bradlee Fund 1^000 00 

Edward Lawrence Fund 500 00 

Charles Greely Loring Memorial Fund 500 00 

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

Codman Memorial Fund 2,852 41 

$273,740 10 



84 



City Document No. 23. 



APPENDIX IL 



EXTENT OF THE LIBRARY BY YEARS, 





Tears. 


to 0) 

Eh a 




Years. 


OS 




Years. 


Total volumes 
In the Libraries. 


1 


1852-53 


9,688 


17 


1868-69 


152,796 


33 


1884-85 


453,947 


2 


1853-54 


16,221 


IS 


1869-70 


160,573 


.34 


1885 


460,993 


3 


1854-55 


22,617 


19 


1870-71 


179,250 


35 


1886 


479,421 


4. 


1855-56 


28,080 


20 


1871-72 


192,958 


36 


1887 


492,956 


5 


1856-57 


34,896 


21 


1872-73 


209,456 


37 


1888 


505,872 


6 


1857-58 


70,851 


22 


1873-74 


260,550 


38 


1889 


520,508 


7 


1858-59 


78,043 


23 


1874-75 


276,918 


39 


1890 


536,027 


8 


1859-60 


85,031 


24 


1875-76 


297,873 


40 


1891 


5.56,283 


9 


1860-61 


97,386 


25 


1876-77 


312,010 


41 


1892 


576,237 


10 


1861-62 


105,034 


26 


1877-78 


345,734 


42 


1893 


597,152 


11 


1862-63 


110,563 


27 


1878-79 


360,963 


43 


1894 


610,375 


12 


1863-64 


116,934 


28 


1879-80 


377,225 


44 


1895 


628,297 


13 


1864-65 


123,016 


29 


1880-81 


390,982 


45 


1896-97 


663,768 


14 


1865-66 


130,678 


30 


1881-82 


404,221 


46 


1897-98 


698,888 


15 


1866-67 


136,080 


31 


1882-83 


422,116 


47 


1898-99 


716,050 


16 


1867-68 


144,092 


32 


1883-84 


438,594 


48 


1899-1900 


746,383 



VOLUMES IN LIBRARY AND BRANCHES, JANUARY 31, 1900, 
ACCORDING TO LOCATION. 





557,624 
22,029 




12,525 






14,472 




South End 

AVest End 






579,653 

20,451 
12,974 


13,321 
11,323 
4,521 

88 


^s fFellowes AtheDKum 

^ es 1 Collection owned by City. 


West Eoxbury 

Lower Mills (Station A) 

Mattapan (Station D) 

Mt. Bowdoin (Station F) 

North Brighton (Station L) 

Broadway Ext. (Station P) . . . . 
Roxbury Crossing (Station S) . 
Ward Nine (Station U) 


W Total, Roxbury branch. 


33,425 

14,.S57 
31,943 

15,827 
11,559 


98 
992 
75 




1,754 




213 




137 







Library Department. 



85 



APPENDIX III. 



NET INCREASE OF THE SEVERAL DEPARTMENTS. 





© 

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CO 


30 
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to 


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1 

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oo 


s 

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1 

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cs 

CC 


Bates Hall 


13,518 

rs50 

419 


15,306 
l's23 
2,355 


16,499 

818 

I's 9,143 


20,493 
loss 455 
loss 542 


32,491 

746 

I's 8,056 


I 11,821 
313 


20,273 
2,890 


26,579 
8,603 


20,680 
2,063 


21,937 


Duplicate room 


6,894 


Brighton branch 


91 


167 


98 


23 


292 


107 


1,217 


276 


I's 8,190 


471 


Charlestown branch . . 


233 


421 


22 


339 


300 


loss 16 


I's 112 


398 


2,095 


1'6 13 


Dorchester branch . . . 


269 


222 


209 


134 


358 


loss 73 


1,415 


159 


I's 1,402 


514 


East Boston branch. . 


58 


59 


5 


48 


126 


112 


1,021 


147 


I'S 1,478 


I'S 255 


Jamaica Plain branch 


150 


214 


112 


221 


329 


273 


1,277 


374 


I's 1,286 


29 


1 North End branch . . 


12 
146 


224 

308 


84 
loss 352 


75 
147 


68 
382 


I's 1,861 

48 










Roxbury branch 


1,202 


I's 2,896 


I'S 1,628 


I'S 424 


Fellowes Athen£eura 


361 


438 


28& 


318 


318 


407 


348 


402 


936 


990 


South Boston branch 


115 


200 


51 


55 


401 


loss 289 


1,509 


loss 69 


113 


I's 440 


South End branch 


1ST 


365 


loss 6" 


26 


276 


138 


1,435 


308 


I'S 683 


I's 588 


West End branch 










1,897 
4 


6,522 
626 


1,555 


385 


466 


498 


W. Roxbury branch . . 
Lower Mills reading 


10 






33 


185 


169 


199 






















room 












85 
73 

74 
74 


3 

24 

932 








Mattapan reading 
room 












1 
loss 30 






Mt. Bowdoin reading 
room 












16 
1 




North Brighton reaa- 
ing room 






s 






I's 1 


Broadway Extension 
reading room 












261 


724 


807 


290 


172 


Roxbury Crossing 
delivery station .... 




















213 


Ward Nine delivery 
station 




















137 


Total 


15,519 


20,256 


8,633 


20,915 


29,927 


18,695 


35,698 


35,129 


17,162 


30,333 







1 Collection transferred to West End branch. 



86 



City Document No. 23. 



PLACED OX THE SHELVES FEBRUARY 1, 1899, TO JANUARY 31, 1900. 



Placed on 
the shelves. 



Condemned, 

missing, 
transferred. 



Net gain. 



Central Library 

Central Library, Duplicate room 

Brighton branch 

Charlestown branch 

Dorchester branch 

East Boston branch 

Jamaica Plain branch 

Roxbury branch, city collection 

Roxbury branch, Fellowes Athenjeum. 

South Boston branch 

South End branch 

West End branch 

West Roxbury branch 

Lower Mills reading room 

Mattapan reading room 

Alt. Bowdoin reading room 

North Brighton reading room 

Broadway Extension i-eading room... 

Roxbury Crossing delivery station 

Ward Nine delivery station 



25,03,5 

7,494 

619 

161 

686 

1,079 

592 

16 

1,040 

998 

630 

725 

252 



Total . 



427 
218 
187 

40,109 



3,098 
600 
148 
174 
172 

1,334 

563 

440 

50 

1,438 

1,218 

227 

53 



1 

255 
5 



21,937 

6,894 

471 

loss 13 

514 

loss 255 

29 

loss 424 

990 

loss 440 

loss 588 

498 

199 



loss 1 
172 
213 
137 

30,333 



APPENDIX IV. 

CENTRAL LIBRARY CLASSIFICATIONS. 





CLASSES. 


Ge 


..... 


COI.LEC 


t,0.. 


Special Libkakies 


- 


a 


ISoS. 


ISCl. 


ISOO. 


ISGO. 


1871. 


1873. 


U7b. 


1877. 


1880. 


1889. 




1890. 


1892. 


1894. 


1894. 


1894. 


189«. 


1898. 


1897. 




1808. 




1 


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= 

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4 " 


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gcneial 
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moo. 


s- 




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I» 

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K43 

3,079 

!,H8 

1,171 

ii~ 

S26 

333 

lOS 
794 
(106 
9S 
914 

1,082 
3-20 
702 

1,103 
740 
911 
603 

1,294 






1,820 
13,60.5 
14,924 
70,313 
47,605 
25,072 
11,562 
17,061 
10,282 

3,184 
15,279 
23,390 

7,249 
34,742 
21.9.33 

7,352 

8,755 
22,475 
16,547 
21,009 
14,447 
18,151 
-1 
106 


249 
35 
17 
107 
77 
CD 
11 
9 
9 

22 
2 
1,387 
58 
147 
6 
65 
3 

15 

4,129 

9 

13 
6 


322 

615 

655 

1,096 

867 

522 

326 

1,423 

1,181 

95 
329 
733 


6 

5 

43 

833 

114 

2 

8 

197 






691 
135 
812 
3,204 
2,474 
337 
254 
617 

200 
225 
471 


15 
33 
424 
385 
2,468 
670 
184 
191 
23 

64 
61 
53 






































12 
12 
71 
36 
52 
11 
162 
12 

4 
21 
14 


10 

435 

1 

10 
1 
6 
12 

1 

4 

327 




278 
54 

362 
21 
58 
31 
26 

132 

4,223 

4 

250 


669 


10 

1 

480 
18 
8 


75 

270 

4 

1 
2 

1 

1 


8 

2 

893 

5,(M0 

428 








1 




14 
IQS 
2M 
223 
111 
9 
46 
9 

3 
17 

29 


1 

31 
1 




1 

3 
649 
18 
3 
4 
i 
I 






17 
5 
646 
6 
8 


15,314 
16,371 
79,013 
60,271 
29,429 
12,467 
20,520 
12,456 

7,794 
16,000 
31,730 

7,307 
39,987 
24,782 




















679 


710 








11 


329 




English literature (history, geography, biography, belles-letCres, langaage) 








VI. 












vu. 


















VIII. 






1 
3 


539 
1 

1 
28 
















28 


IX. 


















X. 


Spanish and Portuguese literature (history, geography, biography, heUts-letires, 
language) 

Oriental literature (history, geography, biography, belles-lettres, language) 
















1 

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S 


XI. 


1 
5 






























1 


14 














3 


5,386 




XUb. 
















XIII. 




17 

2 
13 
19 
13 
h 25 
23 
25 


6 

183 
14 
42 
14 

6 
1 

1 


3,522 

1,360 

98 

307 

170 
136 
13 
30 


685 
52 




381 
121 
24 
63 
5 

32 
63 
36 
14 


245 
130 

17 
28 

89 
48 
16 
43 

84 
93 


248 
06 
2 

31 
2 
59 
400 
10 




12 
20 






1 










2 
410 




2 
2 








XIV. 




•2 
















671 

1.5?2 

44 

214 
19 
44 
46 


XV. 


Political economy 














XVI. 




14 
23 

1 
25 

1 
1 
25 
1 


129 








101 






2,819 






40 
39 










12.176 


XVII. 






4 




















XVIII. 


Natural history and science 
















103 










XIX. 


Matbematics, physical science, etc 




19 
5 


1 
1 






1 


















XX. 


Industrial arts, etc 


4 












310 
253 








14,916 


XXI. 


Fine arts 








8,180 





32 


1 
1 






SXII. 


Bound volumes of miscellaneous pamphlets 






60 
















1.58 


sxin. 


Bound volumes of manuscripts...' 

Shakespeare 


5 






46 




12 




1 








150 












439 


XXIV. 




























3,233 


XXV. 


Books for the blind 








559 
43,248 
22,029 
5,273 












































■ 559 


XXVI. 


Stack 4 and y 


],90S 
7,4M 
2,546 


1,792 
600 
117 


2,131 














































43,248 


xxvii. 


Duplicate room 














































22.029 


SXVIII. 


Deposit collection 














































6,273 
























































30,173 


3,105 


3,240 


498,901 


6,439 


13,865 


2,049 


129 


6,224 


13,493 


6,386 


669 


603 


422 


7,045 


681 


711 


2,819 


8,181 


f 160 


1,389 


69!l 


690 


5.397 


329 


3,3S2 











cS vlti'^^S'l^lS^^a^^/K^^^^^ ""^^^ embracing several countries, and collected works of historians. 

ci^ll VTv-iV?i'i wL also iSel;?lum, the Netherlands. Switzerland, and the Scandinavian nations. 

L-iaas XIV, incluues political science and etliicr "' '- -■- 

Class XIX. incliidea mechanics, military and i 



Class XXIV. does not include the Shakespeare collection of the peneral library. 

Class XXVI. contains the former " Lower Hall " collection, which has a different classiflcation. 

f Framed. , ^ ^ .. , ,. 

Note. — The dates given in the special libraries column show the year when these collections were acquired by the Library. 



LiBEAEY Department. 



87 



1 


7,045 

6,439 

13,865 

2,049 

6,224 

13,493 

603 

5,386 

681 

422 

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88 City Document No. 23. 



APPENDIX V. 

CLASSIFICATION. 

Branch Libraries. 

[This talile is omitted from this year's report, owing to the 
reclassification now in process and uncompleted in the Branches.] 



APPENDIX VI. 



REGISTRATION DErARTMENT. 

Statistical Report, February 1, 1S99, to January SI, 1000. 



Central Library 

Brighton branch 

Charlestown branch .... 

Dorchester branch 

East Boston branch 

Jamaica Plain branch. . 

Roxbury branch 

South Boston branch... 

South End 1 iranch 

West End branch 

West Roxbnry branch.. 

Station A 

B 



."i.OOS 
4,«0!l 

3,U81 



CARDS ISSUED FEBRUARY 1, ISiW — JAUUART 31, ISOO. 



Re-eegisthations. 



Over Under 



New Registrations, 



Over Under 



Over Under 



Over Under 



Over Under 



41,800 
l,.'i4(i 



5,034 
3,963 
6,33G 
6,244 
3,458 
5,545 
1,0111 
413 



1,440 
1,724 
1,054 



"iio 

1,662 
I,55(i 
2,04U 
1,;.S4 
2.715 
2,546 
1,302 
2,065 
184 



24,703 


* 6,464 


1,050 


•376 


2,513 


* 630 


2,116 


*601 


2,9.«5 


» 825 


2,179 


• 1,077 


3,671 


• 1,331 


3,698 


*906 


2,060 


*500 


3,481 


*500 


817 


138 


375 


149 


701 


313 


426 


58 


33S 


96 


72S 


238 


1,003 


310 


645 


272 


627 


213 


355 


110 


344 


69 


5,56 


197 


772 


210 


1,800 


480 


900 


260 


1,185 


323 


1,624 


460 


987 


281 


4.54 


318 


64 


64 


63,163 


•S,,842 



Library Department. 



89 



CLASSIFICATIOX OF HOLDERS OF ^' LIVE CARDS 
JANUARY 31, 1900. 
By Sex and Occupation. 





Ordinary. 


Special 
cards. 


Classes. 


Permanent 

I'csidents. 


iNon- 
residents. 


Males. 








Over 21 years of age. 










2,4J1 

356 

1,013 


89 
106 
832 


260 




23 


Students 




Business men 


7,237 


£3 


27 




1,628 
425 


204 










Under 21 years of age. 




Cleiks 


1,164 
481 


19 













306 






Pupils of Latin and Higli schools 


807 


12 


— 


Pupils of Grammar schools 


8,048 


3 





Pupils of Grammar schools under 1-2 


403 








309 


35 








Females. 
















Professional classes 


241 


50 


180 


Teachers 


1,542 

820 


104 
919 


32 


Students 






4,208 
7,862 
7,457 


80 




Married 


53 
356 






s 


Under 21 years of age. 








Clerks 


1,359 
342 







Errand girls 








1,437 
1,156 


14 




Pupils of Latin and High schools 


9 


— 




8,263 
516 


5 




Pupils of Grammar schools under 12 








286 


32 








Totals 


60,086 


3,077 


530 



1 Including persons temporarily sojourning in Boston. 
X.B. — Of the 2,051 teachers' cards issued prior to February 1 , 1900, 763 are live cards ; 
of these, 608 are held by permanent residents, in addition to their ordinary cards (not 
included in permanent residents' column above), and 155 are held by non-residents 
(which are included in non-residents' column above). 



90 



City Document No. 23. 



By Wards. 



d 

V 


cai-d* Population, 
hoMers census of '95. 


Percentage 
of card- 
holders. 


6 


No. of 
card- 
holders 


Population, 
census of '95. 


Percentage 
of card- 
holders. 


1.. 

2.. 

3.. 

4.. 

5.. 

6.. 

7.. 

8.. 

9.. 
10.. 
11.. 
12.. 


1,439 

986 

1,016 

616 

813 

1,146 

1,.522 

4,023 

2,965 

8,409 

4,266 

4,871 

1,461 


21,007 
21,588 
13,943 
13,375 
12,986 
27,860 
16,973 
23,130 
23,174 
22,554 
19,930 
21,591 
24,900 


.0685 
.0456 
.0728 
.0460 
.0626 
.0411 
.0896 
.1739 
.1279 
.3728 
.2140 
.2256 
.0586 


14... 
15... 
16... 
17... 
18... 
19... 
20... 
21... 
22... 
23... 
24... 
25... 


1,801 
1,.308 
1,527 
1,353 
1,8.58 
2,013 
3,911 
4,260 
2,888 
2,609 
3,409 
2,693 


19,186 
18,623 
16,320 
21,114 
21,679. 
22 372 
21,528 
19,274 
22,289 
18,283 
18,240 
15,001 


.0938 

.0702 

.0935 

.0640 

.0857 

.0899 

.1816 

.2210 

.1295 

.1427 

.1868 - 

.1795 


13.. 


Total 


63,163 


496,920 


.1271 



Library Department. 



91 



PUBLIC SCHOOLS, TEACHERS AND PUPILS. 
January 81, 1S99. 



General Schools. 


Xumber 

of 
school.s. 


Number of 
Regular Teachers. 


Average 
number of 

pupils 
belonging. 




Men. 


Women. 


Total. 




1 

11 
57 
565 
67 


2 
83 
121 


9 
91 
696 
565 
134 


11 
174 
817 
565 
134 


314 




5,400 




38,059 


Primary 


29,666 

3,807 




Totals 


703 


206 


1,495 


1,701 


77,246 






Special Schools. 


1 

1 
1 






13 
I 


116 


Spectacle Island 






IC 








Centi'al 






28 
7 
6 


1,815 


Charlestown Branch 








235 










127 












Totals 


3 






55 


2,309 








Special teachers (not included above), 




20 


94 


114 








Evening School.s. 


12 

5 






144 
25 


2,S87 








566 










Totals 


17 






169 


3,453 










Grand total 


7-23 


226 


1,.5S9 


2.039 


83,008 





92 



City Documext No. 23. 



APPENDIX VII. 



CIKCULATIOX. 
Home Use Only 



Total Circul.' tion. 
Home Use. 



1898-99. 



Centi-al Library . 

A., direct 

B., t li ro ug h 
branchecand 
stations 

Brighton 

Charlestown... 

Dorchester 

East Boston. .. 

Jamaica Plain. 

Roxbiiry 

South Boston — 

South End.... 

West End 

West Roxbury... 

Station A 

B 

D 

E 

F 

G 

H 

J 

K 

L 

M.... 

N 

P 

Q 

Carried foriuard 



1899-1900. 



330,008 

92,841 

36,217 

.54,927 

55,76si 

60,435 

52,22.5 

86,023 

75,407 

88,408 

115,655 

22,376 

5,205 

13,501 

2,702 

3,895 

10,236 

9,041 

7,410 

8,886 

3,412 

3,914 

7,057 

9,946 

27,718 

15,590 

1,235,204 



328,917 

102,070 

36,01 

45,289 

52,654 

58,967 

46,.558 

80,422 

74,280 

85,423 

123,901 

22,649 

5,297 

14,025 

3,851 

6,175 

10,865 

9,675 

8,072 

8,430 

5,071 

3,748 

6,131 

10,247 

24,113 

15,191 

1.224,641 



From Central 

through 15ranches 

and Stations. 

Included in 

Central Library 

Circulation, " B." 



1898-99. 1899-1900 



909 
1,039 

729 
1,693 
1,436 

760 

951 
1,388 
1,893 
1,932 
2,008 
6,409 
3,649 
2,090 
2,543 
4,567 
3,667 
3,979 
3,038 
1,862 
2,961 
5,215 
2,208 
5,630 
79,374 



515 
940 

754 
2,127 
1,212 

719 
1,101 
1,282 
2,330 
1,664 
2,276 
7,221 
3,441 
2,649 
2,774 
4,589 
4,374 
4,849 
2,678 
2,186 
3,428 
4,162 
2,505 
4,82' 
82,971 



From Brandies 

throufih Stations. 

Included in 

BranchCirculation. 



1898-99. 



'854 
2 1,022 

12,212 

8 880 
12,063 



9,009 



1899-1900. 



1423 V 



1 1,22 1 



M58 
1 1,720 



6,107 



Library Department. 



93 



APPENDIX Xn.— Conchiiled. 



Total Circulation. 
Home Use. . 



1898-99. 1899-1900. 



Brought fonvard 
Station R 

S 

T 

U 

W 

Bowdoin School. 

Brighton High 
School 



Charles Sumner 
School 



Cottage Place.... 
Deer Island 



Hou^e of Refor- 
mation 



Marcella-str e et 
Home ... 



North B e n n e t 
street 



Parental School 

Rice Training 
School 



Roxbury High 
School 



Slier win School. 
Back Bay P. O.. 
City Almshouse. 
Engine-houses .. 
Hancock School. 
Sand Gardens... 
Vacation Schools 



Total. 



1,235,204 

11,873 

14,65.3 

9,875 

1,300 



1,108 

277 
1,281 



4,515 

398 

464 
1,047 



1,245,842 



1,224,641 

13,642 

13,021 

9,940 

13,442 

2,255 

179 

2,5.50 

692 
1,44 
290 

2,498 



421 
1,573 

707 

548 



1,251,541 



From Central 

through Branches 

and Stations. 

Included in 

Central Library 

Circulation, "B." 



1898-99. 1899-1900. 



79,374 

7,743 

2,901 

6,174 

336 



6 6,300 
6,831 



92,841 



82,971 
8,965 
4.536 
4,867 
4,603 
3,.331 



48 



6 225 

S242 

,5 6,426 

3,613 

384 

22 



102,070 



From Branches 
through Stations. 

Included in 
BranchCirculation. 



1898-99. 1899-1900. 



9,009 

* 1,974 

M 



9,009 



0,107 
4 o 227 



6,107 



1 Included in Dorchester Branch Circulation. 

2 " " .Jamaica Plain " " 

3 'I 1" Brighton " " 
* " " Koxbury " " 

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



9-4 



City Document No. 23. 



APPENDIX VIII. 



TRUSTEES FOR FORTY-EIGHT YEARS. 

The Hon. Edward Everett was President of the Board from 
1852 to 1864; George Tieknor in 1865 ; William W. Greenough, 
Esq., from 1866 to April, 1888; from May 7, 1888, to May 12, 
1888, Prof. Hem-y W. Hayues : Samuel A. B. Abbott, Esq., 
May 12, 1888, to April 30, 1895 ; Hon. F. O. Prince, October 
8, 1895, to May 8, 1899; Hon. Solomon Lincoln, since May 12, 
1899. 

The Board for 1852 was a preliminary organization; that for 
18o3 made what is called the first annual report. At first it con- 
sisted of one alderman and one common councilman and five citi- 
zens at large till 1867, when a revised ordinance made it to con- 
sist of one alderman, two common councilmen and six citizens 
at large, two of whom retired, unless reelected, each year, while 
the members from the City Council were elected yearly. In 1878 
the organization of the Board was changed to include one alder- 
man, one councilman and five citizens at large, as before 1867; 
and in 1885, by the provisions of the amended city charter, the 
representation of the city government upon the Board, by an 
alderman and a councilman, was abolished, leaving the Board as 
at present, consisting of five citizens at large appointed by the 
Mayor. 

Citizens at large in small capitals. 



Abbott, Samuel A. B., 1879-95. 
Allen, James B., 1852-53. 
Appletox, Thomas G., 1852-57. 
Barnes, Joseph H., 1871-72. 
Bentok, Josiah H., Jr., 1894-99. 
BiGELOw, John P., 1852-08. 
BowDiTCH, Henry I., 1865-68. 
Bowditch, Henry P., 1894-99. 
Bradlee, John T., 1869-70. 
Bradt, Herman D., 1872-3. 
Bramao, Jarvis D., 1868-69. 
Braman, Jarvis D., 1869-72. 
Brown, J. Coffin Jones, 1861-62. 
Burditt, Charles A., 1873-76. 
Carpenter, George O., 1870-71. 
Carr, Samuel, 1895-96. 
Chase, George B., 1876-85. 
Clapp. William W., Jr., 1864-66. 
Clark, John M., 1855-56. 
Clark, John T., 1873-78. 
Clarke, James Freeman, 
1878-88. 



Coe, Henry F., 1878. 
Crane, Samuel D., 1860-61. 
Curtis, Daniel S., 1873-75. 
Dennie, George, 1858-60. 
De Xormandie, James, 189.5-99. 
Dickinson, M. F., Jr., 1871-72. 
Drake, Henry A., 186.8-64. 
DwiGUT, Thomas, 1899. 
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., 1808-78. 
Greenough, William W., 1856-88. 
Guild, Curtis, 1876-77; 1878-79. 
Harris, William G., 1869-70. 
Haynes, Henry W. , 1858-59. 
Haynes, Henry W ., 1880-95. 
Hillard, George S., 1872-75; 
1876-77. 



Library Department. 



95 



Howes, Osborne, Jr., 1877-78. 
Ingalls, Melville E., 1870-71. 
Jackson, Patrick T., 1864r-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. 
Lincoln, Solomon, 1897-99. 
Little, Samuel, 1871-73. 
Messinger, George W., 1855. 
Morse, Godfrey, 1883-84. 
Morton, Ellis W., 1870-73. 
Munroe, Abel B., 1854. 
Xewton, Jeremiah L., 1867-68. 
Niles, Stephen R., 1870-71. 
O'Brien, Hugh, 1870-82. 
Pease, Frederick, 1872-73. 
Perkins, William E., 1873-74. 
Perry, Lyman, 1852. 
Pierce, Phineas, 1888-94. 
Plummer, Farnham, 1856-57. 
Pope, Benjamin, 1876-77. 
Pope, Richard, 1877-78. 
Pratt, Charles E., 1880-82. 



Prince, Frederick O. , 1888-99. 
Putnam, George, 1868-77. 
Reed, Samson, 1852-53. 
Richards, William R., 1889-95. 
Sanger, George P., 1860-61. 
Sears, Phillip XL, 1859-60. 
Seaver, Benjamin, 1852. 
Shepard, Harvey N., 1878-79. 
Shurtleff, Xathaniel B. 

18.52-68. 
Stebbins, Solomon B., 1882-83. 
Story, Joseph, 1855-56; 1865-67. 
Thomas, Benjamin F., 1877-78. 
TiCKNOR, George, 1852-66. 
Tyler, John S., 1863-64; 1866-67. 
Walker, Francis A., 1896. 
Warren, George W., 1852-54. 
Washburn, Frederick L., 1857-58. 
Whipple. Edwin P., 1868-70. 
Whitmore, William H., 1882-83. 
Whitmore, William H., 1885-88 
Whitney, Charles V., 1883-85. 
Whitney, Daniel H., 1862-63. 
Wilson, Elisha T., 1861-63. 
Wilson, George, 1852. 
WiNsoR, Justin, 1867. 
Wolcott, Roger, 1879. 
Wright, Albert J., 1868-69. 



LIBRARIANS. 

1852 to date. 

(From 1858 to 1877 the chief executive offlcer was entitled Superintendent.) 

Capen, Edward, Librarian, May 13, 1852-December 16, 1874. 
Jewett, Charles C, Superintendent, 1858-January 9, I8(i8. 
WiNSOR, Justin, Superintendent, February 25, 1868-September 30, 1877, 
Green, Dr. Samuel A., Trustee, Acting Librarian, October 1, 1877- 

September .30, 1878. 
Chamberlain, Mellen, Librarian, October 1, 1878-September 30, 1890. 
Dwight, Theodore F., Librarian, April 13, 1892-April 30, 1894. 
Putnam, Herbert, Librarian, February II, 1895-April 3, 1899. 
Whitney, James L., Acting Librarian, March 31, 1899-December 21, 

1899; Librarian, December 22, 1899. 



96 



City Docu:ment No. 23. 



APPENDIX IX. 



EXAMINING COMMITTEES FOR FORTY-EIGHT YEARS. 

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



Abbott, Hon. J. G., 1870. 
Abbott, S. A. B., 1880, 1894. 
Adams, Brooks, 1894. 
Adams, Nehemiah, D.i>., 1860. . 
Adams, Wm. T., 1875. 
Alger, Bev. Wm. R., 1870. 
Allen, Hon. Charles, 1899. 
Amory, Miss Anna S.. 1890, 1891. 
Andrew, Hon. .John F., 1888. 
Andrews, Augustus, 1892, 1893. 
Ai^pleton, Hon. Nathan, 1854. 
Apthorp, Wm. F., 1883, 1899. 
Arnold, Howard P., 1881. 
Aspinwall, Col. Thomas, 1860. 
Attwood, G., 1877. 
Bailey, Edwin C, 1861. 
Ball, Joshua D., 1861. 
Bancroft, Robert H., 1894. 
Bangs, Edward, 1887. 
Barnard, James M., 1866. 
Barrv, Ber. Richard J., 1895. 
BartieLt, Sidney, 1869. 
Bates, Hon. John L., 1896, 1897. 
Beebe, James M., 18-58. 
Beecher, liev. Edward, 1854. 
Bent, Samuel Arthur, 1890, 1891. 
Bigelow, Jacob, M.I)., 1857. 
BUielow, Hon. John P., 1856. 
Blagden, George W., B.D., 1856. 
Blake, J. Bapst, M.I)., 1897, 1898. 
Blake, John G., M.I)., 1883, 1891. 
Blake, Mrs. Mary E., 1894. 
Bodfish, Bev. Joshua P., 1879, 1891. 
Rowditch, Alfred, 1899. 
Bowditch, Henry I., M.B., 1855. 
Bowditch Hennj L, M.D., 1865. 
Bowditch, Henry P., M.B., 1881. 
Bowditch, J. Ingersoll, LL.B., 

18.55. 
Bowman, Alfonzo, 1867. 
Bowne, Prof. Borden P., 1396, 1897. 
Bradford, Charles F., 1868. 
Bragg, Hon. Henry W., 1898, 1899. 
Brewer, Thomas M., 1865. 
Brimmer, Hon. Martin, 1890, 1891. 
Brooks, Bev. Phillips, 1871. 
Brown, Allen A., 1894. 



Brown, Francis H., M.B., 1899. 
Browne, Alex. Porter, 1891. 
Browne, Causten, 1876. 
Buckingham, C. E., M.B., 1872. 
Burdett, Everett W., 1896, 1897. 
Burroughs, i?e«. Henry, Jr.. 1869. 
Byrne, Very Bev. William, 1899. 
Carr, Samuel, 1894. 
Carruth, Herberts., 1892. 
Chadwick, James R., M.B., 1877. 
Chamberlain, Hon. Mellen, 1894. 
Chaney, Bev. George L., 1868. 
Chase, George B., 1876. 
Chase, George B.. 1877, 1885. 
Cheeyer, David W., 31. D.. 1894. 
Cheever, Miss Helen, 1896, 1897. 
Chenev, Mrs. Ednah D., 1881. 
Clap}'," WWiam W., Jr., 1864. 
Clai'ke, James Freeman, B.B., 1877. 
Clarke, James Freeman, B. IJ., 1882. 
Clement, Edward H., 1894, 1895. 
Coale, George O. G., 1892, 1893. 
Collar, William C, 1874. 
Collins, Hon. Patrick A., 1898, 

1899. 
Connolly, Bev. Arthur T., 1898, 

1899. 
Corbett, Hon. Joseph J., 1896, 

1897. 
Cudworth, Warren B..,B.B., 1878. 
Curtis, Charles P., 1862. 
Curtis, Daniel S., 1872. 
Curtis, Thomas B., M.B., 1874. 
Cushing, Thomas, 1885. 
Dalton, Charles H., 1884. 
Dajia, Samuel T., 1857. 
Davis, .James C, 1899. 
Dean, Benjamin, 1873. 
Denny, Henry G., 1876. 
Derby, Hasket, M.B., 1895, 1896. 
Dexter, Bev. Henry M., 1866. 
Dillingham, liev. Pitt, 1886. 
Dix, James A., 1860. 
Doherty, Phillip J., 1888. 
Donahoe, Patrick, 1869. 
Donald, Bev. E. Winchester, 1898, 

1899. 



Library Department. 



97 



Donnelly, Charles F., 1899. 
Durant, Henry F., 1863. 
Duryea, Joseph T., B.D., 1880. 
Dwight, JohnS., 1868. 
Dwight, Thomas, M.B., 1880. 
Eastburn, Manton, D.D., 1863. 
Eaton, William S., 1887. 
Edes, Henry H., 1886. 
Eliot, Samuel, LL.D., 1868. 
Ellis, Arthur B., 1888, 1889. 
Ehis, Calvin, M.l)., 1871. 
Ellis, George E., D.D., 1881. 
Endicott, William, Jr., 1878. 
Ensworth, William H., M.D., 1898, 

1899. 
Ernst, Carl W., 1897, 1898. 
Evans, George W., 1887, 1888, 1889. 
Everett, Sidney, 189.5. 
Fallon, Hon. Joseph D., 1899. 
Farlow, John W., J/.i»., 1892, 1893. 
Field, Miss Gretchen, 1898. 
Field, Walbridge A., 1866. 
Fields, James T., 1872. 
Fitz, Reginald H., 1879. 
Fitz, Walter Scott, 1894. 
Foote, Rev. Henry W., 1864. 
Fowle, William F., 1864, 
Freeland, Charles W., 1867, 
Frost, Oliver, 1854. 
Frothinyham, Richard, 1876. 
Furness, Horace Howard, LL.D.., 

1882. 
Gannett, Ezra S., D.D., 18.55. 
Gargan, Thomas J., 1899, 
Garland, George M., M.D., 1895, 

1896. 
Gay, George H., 1876. 
Gilchrist, Daniel S., 1872. 
Gordon, George A., D.D., 1885, 

1899. 
Gould, A. A., M.D., 1864. 
Grant, Robert, 1884. 
Gray, John C, LL.D., 1877. 
Green, Samuel A., M.D., 1868. 
Green, Samuel S., 1895. 
Greenoiifjh, William W., 1858, 1874, 

1883, 1886. 
Grinnell, Charles E., 1874, 
Hale, Rev. Edward E., 18.58. 
Hale, Mrs. George S., 1887, 1888, 
Hale, Moses L., 1862. 
Hale, Philip, 1893. 
Haskins, Rev. George F,, 1865, 
Hassam, John T., 1885. 
Hayes, Hon. F. B., 1874. 
Haynes, Henry W., 1879. 
Haynes Henry W., 1881, 1884. 
Hayward, George, M.D., 1863. 
Heard, John, Jr., 1888, 1889, 1891, 
Heard, John T., 1853. 
Hellier, Charles E., 1895, 
Hemenwav, Alfred, 1898, 1899. 
Herford, Brooke, D.IJ., 1884. 



Herrick, Samuel E., D.D., 1888, 

1889. 
Hersey, Miss Heloise E., 1895, 1896. 
Higginson, Francis L., 1899. 
Higginson, Thomas W., 1883. 
Hill, Clement Hugh, 1880. 
Hillard, Hon. George S., 18.53, 
Hillard, Hon. Geon/e S., 1873. 
Hills, Thomas, 1898, 1899. 
Hodges, Richard M., M.L., 1870. 
Holmes, Edward J., 1881, 1884, 
Holmes, Oliver W,, M.D., 1858. 
Holmes, Oliver W., Jr., LL.D., 

1882. 
Homans, Charles D., M.D., 1867. 
Uomans, Mrs. Charles D., 1885, 

1886, 1887. 
Homer, George, 1870. 
Homer, Peter T., 1857. 
Horton, Rev. Edward A., 1899. 
Hubbard, James M., 1891, 
Hubbard, William J., 1858. 
Hudson, John E., 1895, 1896. 
Hunnewell, James F,, 1880, 1893, 

1894. 
Hutchins, Miss Emma, 1895, 1896. 
Hyde, George B., 1879. 
Irwin, Miss Agnes, 1894. 
Jeffries, B. Joy, M.D., 1869. 
Jeffries, William A., 1893. 
Jenkins, Charles E., 1879. 
Jewell, Hon. Harvey, 1»63. 
Jordan, Eben D., 1873. 
Kidder, Henry P., 1870. 
Kimhall, David P., 1874. 
Kimball, Henry H., 1865. 
Kirk, Edward N., D.D., 1859. 
Lawrence, Hon. Abbott, 1853. 
Lawrence, Abbott, 1859, 
Lawrence, Miss Harriette S., 1890. 
Lawrence, James, 1855. 
Lee, Miss Alice, 1889, 1890, 1891. 
Lee, Hon. John H., 1897, 1898. 
Lewis, Weston, 1872, 1878. 
Lincoln, Hon. F. W., 18-56. 
Lincoln, Hon. Solomon, 1880. 
Little, James L., 1864. 
Lombard, Prof. Josiah L., 1868. 
Loring, Hon. Charles G., 1855. 
Lothrop, Loring, 1866. 
Lowell, A. Lawrence, 1897, 1898. 
Lowell, Augustus, 1883. 
Lowell, Edward J., 1885. 
Lunt, Hon. George, 1874. 
Lyman, George H., M.D., 1885. 
McCleary, 8amuel F., 1890. 
McNulty, Rev. John J., 1896, 1897, 
Manning, Rev. Jacob M., 1861. 
Mason, Rev. Charles, 1857. 
Mason, Miss Ellen F., 1898, 1899. 
Mason, Frank S., 1899. 
Mason, Robert M., 1869. 
Maxwell, J. Audlev, 1883. 



98 



City Document No. 23. 



Metcalf, Rev. Theodore A., 1888, 

188i». 
Minns, Thomas, 1864. 
Minot, Francis, 1866. 
Morison, Hiss Mary, 1892, 1893, 

1895. 
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.Z>., 1853. 
Noble, John, 1882, 1899. 
Norcross, Otis, 1880. 
O'Brien, Hon. Hugh, 1879. 
O^Callaghan, John J., 1895. 
O'Reilly, John Boyle, 1878. 
Otis, G. A., 1800. 

Paddock, Bt. Rev. Benj. H., 1876. 
Parker, Charles Henry, 1888, 1889. 
Parker, Mrs. William L., 1897, 

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

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

1884, 1885, 1890, 1891. 
Phillips, John C, 1882. 
Phillips, Jonathan, 18.54. 
Pierce, Hon. Henry L., 1891. 
Pingree, Miss Lalia B., 1894. 
Prescott, William H., LL.D., 

1S53. 
Prince, Hon. F. O., 1888, 1889, 

1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1895, 

1896. 
Putnam, George, H.D., 1870. 
Putnam, Hon. John P., 1865. 
Putnam, William L., 1898, 1899. 
Randall, Charles M., M.H., 1884. 
Reed, Henry R., 1899. 
Rice, Hon. Alexander H., 1860. 
Robbins, Elliott, M.D., 1893. 
.Roberts, Rev. W. Dewees, 1899. 
Roche, James Jeffrey, 1898, 1899, 
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, 1893. 
Sanger, Hon. George P., 1860. 
Searle, Charles P., 1898, 1899. 
Seaver, Edwin P., 1881. 
Shepard, Hon. Harvey N., 1888, 



Sherwin, Ilrs. Thomas, 1893, 1894. 
Shnrtleff, Hon. Nathaniel B., 1857. 
Smith, Azariah, 1895, 1896. 
Smith, Charles C, 1873. 
Smith, Mrs. Charles C, 1881, 1886. 



Smith, Miss Minna. 1892, 
Sowdon, A. J. C, 1892, 1893. 
Sprague, Charles J., 1859. 
Sprague, Mrs. Henry H., 1899. 
Sprague, Homer B., 1882. 
Stedman, C. Ellery, M.B., 1888. 
Stevens, Oliver, 1858. 
Stevenson, Hon. J. Thomas, 1856. 
Stockwell, S. N.. 1861. 
Stone, Col. Henry, 1885, 1886, 1887. 
Story, Joseph, 1856. 
Sullivan, Richard, 1883, 1884. 
Teele, John O., 1886. 
Thaxter, Adam W., 1855. 
Thayer, George A., 1875. 
Thayer, Rev. Thomas B., 1862. 
Thomas, B. F., LL.I)., 1875. 
Thomas, Seth J., 1856. 
Ticknor, Miss Anna E., 1891. 
Ticknor, George. LL.D., 1853, 

1854, 1855, 1859. 1863, 1866. 
Tillinghast, Caleb B., 1895, 1896. 
Tobey, Hon. Edward S., 1862. 
Todd, William C, 1894. 
Turner, Miss Frances H., 1899. 
Twombly, Rev. A. S., 1883, 1884. 
Upham, J. B., M.D.. 1865. 
Vibbert, Rev. Geo. H., 1873. 
Wadlin, Horace G., 1899. 
Wales, George W., 1875. 
Walley, Hon. Samuel H., 1862. 
Ward, Rev. Julius H., 1882. 
Ware, Charles E., M.D., 1875. 
Ware, Darwin E., 1881. 
Ware, Mrs. Darwin E., 1899. 
Warner, Hermann J., 1867. 
Warren, Hon. Charles H., 1859. 
Warren, J. Collins, M.D., 1878. 
Waterston, Rev. Robert C, 1867. 
Weissbein, Louis, 1893. 
Wells, Mrs. Kate G., 1877. 
Wendell, Prof. Barrett, 1895, 1896. 
Wharton, William F., 1886. 
Whipple, Edwin P., 1869. 
Whitmore, William H., 1887. 
Whitney, Daniel H., 1862. 
Whitney, Henry A., 1873. 
Wightman, Hon. Joseph M., 1859. 
Williams, Harold, M.D., 1888, 1889, 

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

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

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



Library Department. 



99 



APPENDIX X. 



SCHEDULE OF LIBRARY SERVICE. 

Xo^e. — This has been brought down to April 30, 1900. The order is (1) by rank in 
grades, and (2) alphabetical, within each grade. 

Summary. 

Central Library • . • 167 Males 87 Females 80 

Branches and Reading rooms 65 " 14 " 51 



232 



101 



131 



Evening and Sunday service, Central Library, 
Sunday service, Branches, 11. 

Extra assistance is employed at the branches. 

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT. 



^80 



Name. 


Entered. 


Grade. 


"Whitney, James L. . 


1869 


Librarian. 


Fleischner, Otto 


1891 


Ass't Librarian. 


t Mooney, George V . 


1889 


B. Special. 


Deery, D. Jean . 


1891 


B. 


Learned, Lucie A. 


1891 


B. 


Cellarius, Theodore W. 


1892 


D. " 


Hutchins, Fernald 


1896 


D. 


McFarland, Peter V. 


1896 


D. 


Nichols, Adelaide A. 


1868 


Auditor. 


**Bicknell, Margaret M. . 


1896 


C. Special. 


CATALOGUE I 


)EPARTMEN1 




Hunt, Edward B. 


1883 


Chief. 


^ Swift, Lindsay 


1878 


A. Special. 


Chevalier, Samuel A. 


1894 


A. " 


Murdoch, John . 


1896 


A. " 


Burnell, Carrie . 


1881 


A. 


Rollins, Mary H. 


1886 


A. 


Seaver, Mrs. Lillian F. 


1888 


A. 


Rice, P^dwin F. . 


1885 


B. Special. 


Tenney, Mary A. 


1897 


B. 


Bartlett, Mary R. 


1897 


B. 


Cutler, Dora L. 


1887 


B. 


Gould, Ida W. . 


1884 


B. 



* Serving from three to seven evenings a week each. The total number of positions 
is 37, evenings; 4'2, Sundays. 

*• Auditor's Assistant, f Custodian of Stock Room. IT Editor Library Publica- 
tions. 



100 



City Document No. 23. 



Name. 

Hemmings, Auita F. . 
Leavitt, Luella K. 
Breunau, Thomas Francis 
Dolan, Charles W. 
Shaughnessy, John F. 



Entererl. 

1897 
1895 
1890 
1894 
1898 



ORDERING DEPARTMENT. 



Macurdy, Theodosia £. 
Coolidge, Marie 
Seemiiller, Mary 
Frinsdorff, Emily O. . 
Goddard, Mrs. Frances H. 
McGrath, Mary A. 
Keleher, Alice A. 
Smith, Arthur E. F. . 
St. Louis, Robert E. . 



1889 
1893 
1899 
1894 
1892 
1868 
1891 
1897 
1897 



SHELF DEPARTMENT. 



Roffe, William G. T. 
Locke, John F. . 
Richmond, Bertha P. 
Connor, George H. 
Eberhart, John . 
Reardon, .John H. 
Caiger, Eliza F. A. 
Lucid, John F. . 
Muckeusturm, Matthew 
Shawno, Robert 



Bierstadt, Oscar A. 
t Blaisdell, Frank C 
Doyle, Agnes C. 
Buckley, Pierce E. 
Barry, Edward F. 
McCarthy, Michael, Jr 
Plunkett, Albert J. 
Hannigan, Frank J. 
Zaugg, Otto E. . 
McKenzie, Kenneth 
Beck, Ernest M. 



1881 
1894 
1895 
1891 
1894 
1896 
1895 
1893 
1899 
1898 



BATES HALL. 



1899 
1876 
1885 
1891 
1890 
1892 
1895 
1898 
1895 
1897 
1900 



SPECIAL LIBRARIES. 

Hitchcock, Grace A. . . . 1895 

Whitney, Margaret D. . . 1898 

Chamberlain, Mrs. Marion L. . 1897 

Hall, Belle S 1895 



Grade. 

B. 
B. 

C. Special. 
D. 

D. Runner, 



Chief. 

B. Special. 

B. 

B. 

B. 

B. 

C. 

C. 

D. Runner, 



A. Div. 2. 

B. Special. 
B. 

C. Special. 
C. 

C. 
D. 
D. 
D. 
D. 



Custodian. 

A. Special. 

B. 

B. 

C. 

c. 

D. 
D. 
D. 
D. 
E. 



B. 
B. 
B. 
B. 



Special. 
Special. 

Runner. 

Special. 



tin charge of Patent and New-spaper Departments. 



Library Department. 



101 



Name. 

Ward, Joseph AV. 
Cassidy, Margaret L. 
Kelly, Charlotte H. . 
Doyle, Charles A. 
Maiers, William C, Jr. 
Therrien, Clyde . 



DOCUMENTS DEPARTMENT. 

Ford, Worthington C . . . 1898 Chief. 

Lane, Lucius P. . . . . 1898 B. Special, 

Cutting, Grace M. . . . 1899 C. " 



Entered. 




Grade. 


1891 


C. 


Special. 


1895 


D. 


a 


1895 


D. 


I i 


1899 


D. 


Runner 


1897 


D. 


u 


1899 


D. 


; ( 



PERIODICAL ROOM. 








AVendte, Frederika 


1895 


B. 






Ford, Mary E. A. . 


1895 


D. 


Sp 


ecial. 


Maguinness, James 


1897 


D. 






NEWSPAPER ROOM. 








Serex, Frederic .... 


1895 


B. 






Keenan, Matthew T. . 


1896 


D. 


Sp 


ecial. 


ISSUE DEPARTMENT. 








McGuffey, Margaret D. 


1895 


Chief. 




*Sheffield, Mrs. Gertrude P. 


1896 


B. 


Special. 


Cutlliu, M. Florence . 


1892 


C. 




a 


Sheridan, Mary C. . 


1881 


C. 




4( 


Desmond, Louise L. . 


1895 


C. 






Richards, Florence F. 


1875 


C. 






Shumway, Marion H. 


1895 


C. 






Bertram, Lucy I. 


1895 


D. 


Special. 


Cunniff, Nellie L. 


1895 


D. 






Dow ling, S. Jennie 


1895 


D. 






McCarthy, Marion A. 


1895 


D. 






Murphy, Annie G. . 


1888 


D. 






Reynolds, Mary A. 


1894 


D. 






Schulz, Henry A. C. . 


1898 


D. 






Weichmann, Catherine A. . 


1895 


D. 






Connolly, Nelly L. 


1895 


D. 






Daly, Margaret C. 


1895 


D. 






Ethier, Lillian E. 


1895 


D. 






Gorman, John E. 


1895 


D. 






Kiernan, Letitia M. . 


1895 


D. 






Lucid, Joseph A. 


1895 


D. 






Olson, Alphild . 


1895 


D. 






Olson, Bertha A. 


1895 


D. 






Shaughnessy, Mary A. 


1897 


D. 






Stetson, Nina M. 


1896 


D. 







In charge of Juvenile Department. 



102 



City Document No. 23. 



Name. 


Entered. 




Grade. 


AVilliams, Grace 


1895 


D. 




Zaugg, Joanna . 


1895 


D. 




Bany, Margaret M. . 


1897 


D. 


Runner. 


Bryce, Jean M. . 


1898 


D. 




Cole, Grace E. . 


1897 


D. 




Day, Josephine E. 


1899 


D. 




Gorman, Annie L. 


1899 


D. 




Hagerty, Mary E. 


1897 


D. 




Hersey, Edna M. 


1898 


D. 




McKiernan, John L. . 


1896 


D. 




McSweeney, M. Agnes 


1897 


D. 




Schnabel, Paul J. 


1898 


D. 




Hogan, C. Thomas 


1899 


E. 




Williams, Eleanor M. 


1899 


E. 




ISSUE DEPARTM 


ENT. BRANCH 


DIVISION. 


Ward, Lanodon L. 


1896 


Supervisor of Branches 






and Delivery Stations. 


Kueffner, Cecilia W. . 


1898 


B. 




Stevens, Alice V. 


1899 


B. 




Heimann, Otto A. 


1890 


C. 


Special. 


Morse, Maud M. 


1877 


C. 


t i 


BoUig, Emma 


1898 


C. 




Maier, Joseph A. 


1892 


D. 


Special. 


Brown, Richard . 


1898 


D. 




Conroy, Michael J. 


1897 


D. 


Runner. 


REGISTRAT 


ION DEPARTMENT. 




Keenan, John J. 


1885 


B. 


Special. 


Murray, Ella K. 


1886 


C. 




Shelton, Richard B. . 


1895 


D. 


Special. 



Fillebrown, Emily F. . . . 1895 D. 



PRINTING DEPARTMENT. 



Lee, Francis W. 
Geyer, Willfried H. 
Greeley, Carrie P. 
Land, Annie F. . 
O'Keefe, Charles J. 



Ryder, Frank 
Collins, Dennis J 
Fuerst, Alexander 
Hoeffner, George 
Ivory, John W. . 
Lofstrom, Konrad A. 
Murphy, John F. 





Position. 


1894 


Chief. 


1896 


Pressman. 


1896 


Compositor. 


1896 


i k 


1899 


Job pressman 


BINDERY. 




1883 


Foreman. 


1887 


Finisher. 


1896 


Forwarder. 


1891 


a 


1893 


(( 


1892 


(i 


1883 


ii 



Library Department. 



103 



Name. 




■ Entered. 


Position. 


Ocbs, Alfred G. . . . 1900 


Forwarder. 


Sullivan, J. Heury 




1898 


a 


Hemstedt, William P. 




1883 


Pressman. 


Boweu, Mrs. Sarah E. 




1876 


Sewer. 


Doiron, Joanna . 




1896 




Kiley, Margaret J. 




1889 




Moriarty, Mary G. 




1875 




Nolen, Sarah 




1891 




Potts, Ellen F. . 




1892 




Soule, Ellen E. . 




1891 




ENGINEER AND JANITOR DEPARTMENT. 


Niederauer, Henry . . . 1894 


Chief Engineer. 


McCready, Alexander 




1895 


Engineer. 


Malone, John P. 




1895 


a 


O'Neill, Harry . 




1896 


(( 


Zittel, George, Jr. 




1891 


(( 


Herland, Nils J. 




1895 


Fireman. 


Moran, John A. 




1894 


a 


Karlson, Charles AV. . 




1896 


Book Motors. 


* WilHams, John L. . 




1886 


Janitor. 


Frye, Henry W. 




1898 


Janitor. 


KeUey, James J. 




1900 


1. 1 


McCarty, Dennis 




1888 


Watchman. 


McGee, Alexander D. 




1896 


Painter. 


Lawrence, John A. 




1898 


Carpenter. 


Hanna, William T. . 




1895 


Marble polisher. 


Chavies, Samuel H. . 




1899) 


Elevator and 


Cole, William E. 




1898 >- 


Coat-room 


Thomas, Arthur C. 




1898) 


attendants. 


EAST BOSTON BRANCH. 






Grade. 


Walkley, Ellen 0. . . . 1897 


B. Special. 


Braekett, Marian W. . 




1897 


C. 


Wing, Alice M. 




1873 


C. 


Bickford, Lillian A. . 




1891 


D. 


Matthews, Everett F. 




1899 


Janitor. 


Taylor, Charles F. 




1897 


4 i 


SOUTH BOSTON BRANCH 




Bullard, N. Josephine . . 1883 


B. Special. 


Eaton, Ellen A. 




1873 


C. 


Sampson, Idalene L. . 




1878 


C. 


McQuarrie, Annie C. . 




1894 


D. 


Orcutt, Alice B. 




. 1887 


D. 


Sumner, Alice F. 




1897 


D. 


Baker, Joseph . 




. 1872 


Janitor. 



*Cliarge of book motors, evenings. 



104 



City Document No. 23. 



ROXBURT 


BRANCH. 




Name. 


Entered. 


Grade. 


Bell, Helen M 


1878 


B. Special 


Berry, Martha L. C. . 


1883 


C. 


Puffer, Dorothy . 


1878 


C. 


Griggs, Sarah W. . 


1886 


D. 


Lynch, Gertrude A. . 


1894 


D. 


Monahan, William 


1883 


Janitor, 


CHARLESTOWN BRANCH. 




Cartee, Elizabeth F. . 


1886 


B. Special 


Li verm ore, Mrs. Susan E. , 


1885 


C. 


Reagen, Elizabeth R. 


1895 


c. 


Donovan, Annie M. . 


1899 


D. 


O'Neill, Margaret M. 


1892 


D. 


Rogau, Katharine S. . 


1896 


D. 


Smith, Thomas E., 


1874 


Janitor. 


BRIGHTON 


BRANCH. 




Hobart, Martha N. . 


1896 


B. Special 


Conley, Ellen F. 


1891 


C. 


Dale, M. Florence 


1895 


C. 


Warren, Edward A. . 


1898 


Janitor. 


DORCHESTE 


R BRANCH. 




Reed, Mrs. Elizabeth T. . 


1873 


B. Special 


Griffith, Mary E. 


1886 


C. 


Donovan, Mary G. 


1891 


C. 


Brick, Mary L. . 


1899 


D. 


Kellogg, Grace E. 


1898 


D. 


Davenport, Edward . 


1875 


Janitor. 


SOUTH ENI 


) BRANCH. 




Sheridan, Margaret A. 


1875 


B. Special 


McKirdy, Alice E. . 


1896 


C. 


Lynch, Emma F. 


1885 


C. 


Meehan, Margaret F. 


1893 


D. 


Mulloney, William ,1. 


1892 


D. 


JAMAICA PLJ 


LiN BRANCH 




Swain, Mary P. 


1877 


B. Special 


Riley, Nellie F. 


1878 


C. 


Albert, Katie F. 


1892 


C. 


Kenney, Thomas W. . 


1897 


Janitor. 


WEST END 


BRANCH. 




Davis, Mrs. Eliza R. . 


1877 


B. Special 


Barton, Margaret S. . 


1885 


C. 


Forbes, George W. . 


1896 


C. 



LiBEAKY Department. 



105^ 



Name. 

Kiley, Mary E. . 
Mooue3% Katharine G. 
Millmeister, Rebecca . 
Riley, Mary E. . 
Kelly, William D. 
Sullivan, Daniel J. 



WEST 



Morse, Carrie L. 
Henderson, Irene E. 
Woods, Eugene B. 



Entered. 


Grade. 


1896 


c. 


1885 


c. 


1899 


D. 


1891 


D. 


1898 


D. Runner 


1898 


Janitor. 


ROXBURY BRANCH 




1890 


B. 


1898 


E. 


1898 


Janitor. 



DELIVERY STATIONS. 



Station. 

A. Lower Mills Reading-room. . 

B. Rosliudale Delivery Station. 

C. West Roxbury Branch 

D. Mattapan Reading-room .... 

E. Neponset Delivery Station. . 

F. Mt. Bowdoin Reading-room. , 

G. Allston Delivery Station. . . . 
H. Ashmont Delivery Station . . 
•J. Dorchester Sta. Delivery Sta 
K. Bird-street Delivery Station. . . . 
L. No. Brighton Reading-room. . . . 
M. Crescent-ave. Delivery Station, 
N. Blue Hill-ave. Delivery Station, 

P. B'way Extension Delivery Sta., 

Q. Upham's Corner Delivery Sta., 

R. Warren-st. Delivery Station. . . . 

S. Roxbury-Crossing Delivery Sta., 

T. Boylston Delivery Station 

U. Ward 9 Delivery Station 

W. Industrial School Delivery Sta., 



Custodian. 

Hill, M. Addie 

Davis, William W. 
See above. 

Capewell,Mrs. EmmaG. 
Barnes, Charles D. 
Fairbrother,Mrs. Eliz.G. 
Howe, W. A. & Co. 
Weymouth, Clara E. 
Sexton, Mrs. Annie M. 
Morris, Antoinette. 
Muldoon, Katherine F., 
Smith Brothers. 
Riker, Mrs. S. A. 

f Stewart, Cora L 

\ Myer'5, Benjamin . . . . 
Rolland, Ezra N. 
Smith, H. De Forrest. 
Yeaton, E. Christine. . . 
Locke, Joseph B. 
McGrath, Amelia F. . . . 
Guerrier, Edith. 



Grade. 
, D. Special, 

,D. Special. 
,D. Special.- 



D. Special 



D. Special. 
D. 



.D. Special. 
C. 



Evening and Sunday Service. 
, Central Library. 

Bates Hall. — Officers in Charge: Samuel A. Chevalier, OttO' 
Fleischner, Edward B. Hunt, Lindsay Swift. Assistants : Will- 
iam G. T. Roffe, AVilliam A. AValsh. Central Desk: Pierce Y.. 
Buckley, John H. Reardon, David L. Williams. Care of Refer- 
ence Books: Frank J. Hannigan, Charles A. Hardy, Albert E. 
Heimann, Albert J. Plunkett. Collectors of SUps : Harold Clarke, 
John A. Pearson, Paul J. Schnabel. Runners : William McQuar- 
rie, Frank T. Sulhvau, John J. Sullivan. 

Issue Department. — OtEccrs in Charge: Frank C. Blaisdell, 
Pierce E. Buckley, Samuel A. Chevalier. Receiver of Books : 
Fred W. Blaisdell. DeUverers of Books: John F. Conners,, 



106 CiTr Document No. 23. 

John A. Hughes, John H. Reardon. Care of Indicator: Walter 
T. Ilannigan. Assistants at Indicator: Fred A. Beckford, 
Ulysses S. G. Carrier, Louis W. Roett. Care of Slips: Daniel 
-J. Ford, Albert E. Heiniann, Otto A. Heimann. Desk Attend- 
ants : Daniel J. Ford, Frank J. Hannigan. Care of Tubes : 
Charles D. Campbell, John E. Gorman, John F. Lucid, Joseph 
A. Maier. Care of Carriers : Fred A. Beckford, John H. 
■Glover, John F. Lucid, James A. Pitts. Book-case Attendants : 
Bergan A. Mackinnon, John A. Pearson, Louis W. Roett, 
Robert E. St. Louis. Runners : Charles W. Anuable, Edwin F. 
A. Benson, Claude P. Brown, Richard Brown, Henrj' W. Buhler, 
Timothy J. Conners, Michael J. Conroy, Charles A. Doyle, Daniel 
J. Ford, John H. Glover, Charles A. Hardy, Albert E. Heimann, 
Lucius S. Hicks, Thomas F. Hughes, John F. Lucid, Joseph A. 
Lucid, Peter V. McFarland, Kenneth McKenzie, Joseph A. 
Maier, D. Clifford Martin, Matthew Muckensturm, Joseph A. 
Murphy, Morris J. Rosenberg, Nelson G. Trueman, "Waldo W. 
Weller, Otto E. Zaugg. Juvenile Library Attendants : Belle S. 
Hall, Charlotte H. Kelly, Maud M. Morse, Marion L. Owen. 
Extra Attendants : Edwin F. A. Benson, Charles D. Campbell. 

Special Libraries. — jTii charge of l^arton Library : Francis 
W. Lee, Edward Tiffany. Assistants : John L. McKiernan, 
William C. Maiers, James A. Pitts, Clyde Therrien. In Charge 
Fine Arts Department : Frank A. Bourne, William A. Walsh. 
Assistants : William C. Maiers, Arthur E. F. Smith, Joseph 
W. Ward. Extra Assistants : John H. Glover, John L. McKier- 
nan, Robert Shawno, Waldo W. Weller. 

Newspaper Room. — Thomas F. Brennan, George H. Connor, 
Albert J. Plunkett. Newspaper Files : Kenneth McKenzie, 
James L. Maguinness, Harry F. Mayer. 

Patent Room. — Matthew T. Keenan, Frederic Serex. 

Periodical Room. — John F. Conners, Albert J. Plunkett. 

Registration Desk. — William E. Fallon, John J. Keenan. 

Replacement of Boohs. — Edward F. Barry, Michael Mc- 
Carthy, Jr. 

Sunday Service. 

* Branch Libraries. November 1 to May 1. 

Charlestown Branch., 2 to 10 P.M. — In Charge : Bergan A. 
Mackinnon, Joseph P. Teaffe. Janitor: Thomas Smith. 

East Boston Branch., 2 to 10 P.M. — In Charge of Issue 
Desk : Edwin L. Drowne. In Charge of Reading-room : Alex- 
ander Miller. Janitor : Charles F. Taylor. 

* With the exception of the West End Branch, which is open Sundays throughout 
the .year; here, certain members of the regular week-day force serve Sundays,"their 
compensation being for seven days per week. 



LiBRAin Department. 107 

South Boston Branch, 2 to 10 P.M. — In Charge: Alice B. 
Orcutt, Joseph Baker. Janitor : Thomas Saunders. 

Station P, 2 to 6 P.M., 7 to 9 P.M. — In Charge: Irving 
Herr. 

Station S, 2 to 6 P.M., 7 to 9 P.J/. — lu Charge: Joanna 
Zaugg. 



108 City Document No. 23. 



APPENDIX XI. 



GIVERS AND AMOUNTS OF GIFTS. 

The following list of givers and amounts of gifts for the past 
year has been prepared by the Chief of the Ordering Department : 







1898-1899. 


1899-1900. 


Givers ..... 




1,946 


2,392 


Volumes ..... 




11,245 


13,310 


Numbers ..... 




15,560 


18,682 


Photographs, engravings, etc. 




309 


1,644 


Newspaper subscriptions. (Gift of 


the 






publishers) .... 




69 


97 



Among the gifts of the year the following may be especially 
mentioned : 

From Miss Isabelle Batchelder, Cambridge, 21 volumes for the 
Galatea collection, including Segur's Les femmes, leur condition et 
leur influence dans I'ordre social, in 3 volumes. 

From Miss Helen Blackburn, London, England, 46 volumes on 
the Rights and duties of women. For the Galatea collection. 

From the estate of the late George W. Bond, 165 volumes and 
88 pamphlets, treating of sheep, wool and allied subjects. 

From the Boston Browning society, 27 volumes, for the Brown- 
ing collection. 

From the Boston City hospital, 109 volumes and 3 pamphlets. 

From the Boston Young Men's Christian Association, 57 
volumes ; among them 23 writings on university extension. 

From Miss Olivia Y. Bowditch, the electrotype plates used in 
Nathaniel Bowditch's translation of La Place's Mecanique 
Celeste, published in Boston, 1829-39, in 4 volumes. 

From Charles P. Bowditch, his work in collaboration with 
Harrison I^llery, on the Pickering genealogy, in 3 volumes, 
privately printed, 1897; also Additions to his Genealogy of the 
descendants of John and Sarah Burwell Pickering of Salem. 

From the British Museum, 11 volumes, including the catalogue 
of music accessions, Pts. 1-10, etc., 1899. 

From Allen A. Brown, 533 volumes, of which 315 were for the 
Music collection, and included the engraved full score of Bizet's 
Carmen. This score was purchased recently by Mr. Brown in 
Vienna at a cost of 400 marks. 

From the Compagnie Nouvelle du Canal de Panama, through 
M. X. Boyard, New York City, Compagnie Nouvelle du Canal 



Library Department. 109 

■de Panama, notes techniques, Texte et atlas ; Rapport present^ 
a.n Conseil d' administration, etc., 1899 ; Rapport de la Commis- 
sion, Paris, 1899. 

From tlie Right Hon. P^arl Cowper, through Mr. Henr}' White 
of the American Embassy, Cartularium Mouasterii Sancti Johannis 
Baptiste de Colecestria, from the original manuscript in the pos- 
session of Earl Cowper, who had this book printed for the Rox- 
burghe Club, 2 volumes, London, 1897. 

From Rev. Francis X. Dolan and Rev. Thomas J. McCormack, 
79 volumes for Station U. 

From Edgar Conway Felton, President of the Pennsylvania 
Steel Works at Steelton, Pa., a volume entitled Reason why, not 
anabaptist plunging but infant-believer's baptism ought to be 
approved, by Joseph Low (Boston, 1710). This book was once 
in the Prince Library. 

From George B. Dorr, 62 volumes, including Lanzi's Storia 
pittorica della Italia, in G volumes. 

From James W. Dunphy, the sum of $137.74, with which 
were purchased one hundred volumes of Roman Catholic literature. 

From Charles W. Folsom, Cambridge, 22 volumes, chiefly 
military works, for the collection- of the Twentieth Regiment 
Association, M.V.I. 

From Francis J. Garrison, The Perfectionist, Vols. 1 and 2, 
1834-5; Cradle of liberty, Vol. 1, 1839-40; Non-Resistant, Vol. 
1, 1839. (These volumes are of great rarity.) 

From the family of the late William Lloyd Garrison, 303 
volumes, chiefly on anti-slavery, 11 packages of letters (manu- 
scripts) ; the Records of the New England Anti-slavery society, 
founded in Boston, 1832, in manuscript ; weekly contribution 
box of the American Anti-slavery society ; editorial in tjq^e of 
.the Emancipation proclamation ; medals ; daguerreotypes of abo- 
litionists. 

From the Patent Office of Germany, 6,254 numbers of the 
Patentschriften. 

From the Commissioner of Patents of Great Britain, 289 
volumes of British patents. 

From Henry Copley Greene, the Works of Balzac, in 18 
volumes. 

From the estate of the late William W. Greenough, through 
Charles P. Greenough, executor, 195 volumes, 22 maps, 207 mis- 
cellaneous pamphlets and 46 numbers of periodicals. These 
include his Annals, in manuscript, of the Boston Public Library 
from its inception to 1891, and reports, minutes, etc., of meet- 
ings of the Trustees and Superintendent from 1858-1865, in 
manuscript. Also many Liljrary reports, catalogues, bulletins, 
etc., some of which contain manuscript notes by Mr. Greenough. 
A framed portrait of Mr. Greenough accompanied the gift. 

From Rev. Edward H. Hall, Brookline, 458 volumes of theo- 
logical and educational works. 

From Augustus Hemenway, 46 mounted photographs in two 



110 City Document No. 23. 

volumes, illustrating the Rise and progress of Greek and Roman 
art. (Bought with^Mr. Hemenway's gift of S200.) 

From Col. Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 137 volumes for 
the Galatea collection. 

From Godfrey Michael Hyams, 3,539 volumes, bought at the 
Montaiglon sale with the sum of 61,000, given expressly for this 
purpose. The selection and purchase were made by the Library, 
and consisted of works on the fine arts. Among these books 
were La Collection Spitzer, Antiquite, Moyen-Age, Renaissance, 
338 plates, principally in colors, heliogravures and 800 wood-cuts 
in the text, 6 volumes, folio ; Ausgewiihlte Kunstwerke aus dem 
Schatze der Reichen Capelle in der Koniglichen Residenz zu 
Miinchen, 40 large lithographic plates in gold and colors, folio, 
Mtinchen, 1874; Beaumont, Ed. de. L'^pee et les Femmes, Cinq 
dessins de Meissonier, Paris, 1881 (100 copies printed) ; Oeuvres 
de Bernard Palissy, revues sur les exemplaires de la Bibhotheque 
du roi, avec des notes, par Faujas de Saint Fond et Gobet, Paris,^ 
1777 ; also 235 volumes relating to the Paris Salon. 

From the Secretary of State for India, The plague in India, 
1896 and 1897, compiled by R. Nathan, Simla, in 4 volumes. 

From William F. Jackson, Concord, Mass., 28 parcels of 
theatre and concert programmes of the old National Theatre, 
Globe Theatre, Boston Theatre and Museum, etc. 

From Dr. B. Joy Jeffries, 432 volumes, largely on medical 
subjects. 

From Mrs. Adolph Kielblock, 176 volumes relating to music, 
and including Schumann's Fantasiestiicke ftir das Pianoforte, and 
the Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung in 18 volumes. 

From George B. Knapp, in memory of his brother, Arthur 
Mason Knapp, 114 medals and coins, American and foreign. 

From the Due de Loubat, Codex Telleriauo-Remensis, Manu- 
scrit Mexicain du Cabinet de H. LeTellier, Archeveque de Reims, 
a la Bibhotheque Nationale, reproduite en photochromographie au 
frais du Due de Loubat; Codice Cospiano, and Manuseritto pic- 
torico de los antiguos nauas conserva en la Biblioteca de la Univ. 
de Bologna reproducido en fotocromografia a expensas de Duque- 
de Loubat. 

From Frank S. INIason, 693 volumes, dealing chiefly with 
religion and education. 

From Louis Prang, a collection of all the proofs used in con- 
nection with his business, in 29 portfolios, which contain designs 
for menus, album cards, figures, flowers, landscapes, designs for 
monuments, Yellowstone National Park, Columbus' Courtship, 
progressive proofs, etc., also the 116 plates made of the Walters 
Collection of Ceramics at Baltimore. 

From estate of the late Waldo O. Ross, through Mrs. Waldo 
O. Ross, 54 volumes, including Loudon's Arboretum, 6 volumes ; 
Stately homes of England, 2 volumes, and Irviug's Tales of a 
traveller, original edition. 

From Dr. H. T. Sears, 35 volumes of Italian literature, includ- 
ing Opere edite e postume di Ugo Foscolo, in 8 volumes. 



Library I)epaetme>jt. Ill 

From Samuel S. Shaw, a collectiou of pamphlets and broad- 
sides, caricatures, etc., relating to the Dreyfus case, which sup- 
plemented the Library purchases of books on this subject. 

From William D. Sohier, 594 volumes, chiefly law reports of 
the English courts, including Coke's Reports and Institutes ; 
Blackstone's Reports, 1746-79; Haggard's Admiralty Reports; 
Carrington's Reports of cases, and Wheaton's Reports of the 
Supreme Court of the United States. Of the 594 volumes re- 
ceived, the Library lacked all but 26. 

From Messrs. Small, Maynard & Co., 7 volumes for the Walt 
Whitman collection. 

From Mrs. R. H. Stevenson, 37 volumes, chiefly German litera- 
ture, including Klopstock's Werke in 12 volumes, Wagner's 
Schriften in 12 volumes, and a German translation of Fielding's 
Tom Jones in 6 volumes. 

From the estate ^of the late Henry C. AYarren of Cambridge, 
Description de I'Egypte publiee par les ordres de I'Empereur 
Napoleon, Paris, 1809-28. In 20 volumes, half morocco, 11, 
large folio; 9, large quarto. One of the first four issues called 
the first edition. 

From Miss Lilian Whiting, 9 manuscript letters for the Kate 
Field collection, and 14 volumes. 

From Mrs. Justin Winsor, Shakespearian Slips. A scrap- 
book containing Mr. Winsor's manuscript notes on Shakespeare's 
Plays and Poems, together with newspaper clippings and maga- 
zine articles relating to the subject. Also 45 bound volumes of 
Boston Public Library catalogues and reports, many of them con- 
taining manuscript notes and additions by Mr. Winsor. 

1. Endoavments. 
(See page 8.) 

2. Works of Art. 

A bronze bust of Wendell Phillips from the WendeU Phillips 
Memorial association, through Rev. Jesse H. Jones. 

A bronze statue of Beethoven from the Handel and Haydn 
society. (For deposit only.) 

3. Miscellaneous Gifts of Money. 

From .James W. Dunphy, Esq., for the purchase of 

books on Roman Catholic literature, the sum of . $137 74 

From Augustus Hemenway, Esq., for the purchase of 

photographs, the sum of .... . 200 00 

From Messrs. Hougliton, Mifflin & Co., and IMessrs. 
Little, Brown and Co. (jointly), for the i)urchase of 
National Portrait Gallery photographs, the sum of 125 00 

From Godfrey Michael Ilj-ams, Esq., for the purchase 

of books, the sum of 1,000 00 



112 



City Document No. 23. 



4. Photographs, Engravings, Medals, etc. 



Adams Memorial Library . 


1 Photograph. 


Ames Estate .... 


Box from the corner 




stone of old Li- 




brary building. 


Arnold, Howard P. . 


. 109 Photographs. 




1 Water^'Color. 


Barnard, James M. 


3 Photographs. 




31 Plates^ 


Boston Browning Society . 


1 Drawing. 


Boston Transcript Co. 


1 Portrait. 


Bowditch, Miss Olivia Y. 


Plates of translation 




of Mecanique Ce- 




leste. 


Coles, J. Ackerman . 


1 Framed Photograph. 


Davis, Joseph 


2 Prints. 


Garrison, Francis J. 


1 Photograph. 


Garrison, William Lloyd, Family of 


3 Bronze and 1 Silver 




Medal. 




1 Charity box. 




5 Daguerreot3'pes. 




2 Electrotype Plates. 




2 Woodcuts. 


Harris, 3Irs. A. F. 


1 Photoiiraph. 


Helena Public Lil)rary 


1 


Hemenway, Augustus 


46 " 




71 Negatives. 




71 Prints. 


Hoj't Public Library 


4 Photographs. 


Hyams, Godfrey Michael . 


571 "^ 


Iconographic society 


1 Etching. 


James, J/m-M. S.R. 


2 Photographs. 


Knapp, George B. . 


114 Medals and Coins. 


New ]3ritain Institute 


2 Photographs. 


•Oswald, P. A. 


1 Photograph. 


Philadelphia Free Library 


23 Photographs. 


Rankin, George W. 


2 "" 


Powell, Paul 


1 Photograph. 


Stebbins, N. L. 


1 "'^ 


Stevens, Benjamin F. 


2 Photographs. 


Storer, Dr. Malcolm 


1 Photograph. 


Todd, Charles Burr 


1 Engraving. 


Toledo Puljlic Lil)rary 


1 Photograph. 


Tolman, J//.9S Harriett S. . 


18 Photographs. 


Turner, William G. A. 


1 AVedgwood plate. 


Whiting, 3Iiss Lilian 


1 Framed photograph. 



Library Department. 



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5. Books, Newspapeks and Periodicals. 



Abbot, Francis Ellingwood 

Abbot Public Library, Marblehead, Mass. 

Abbott, Hon. John H., Fall River, Mass. . 

Abbott, Dr. Samuel W 

Aberdeen Public Library, Aberdeen, Scotland 
Abu-Khalil, Alexander . 1900 subscription to Al-Ayam 
Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Academy of Natural Sciences, Conchological Section 

Philadelphia 

Academy of Science of St. Louis, St. Louis 

Actors' Fund of the United States of America, New York 

City 

Actuarial Society of America, New York City 

Adadourian, liei\ Haig, Plymouth, Mass 

Adams, Benjamin, Brooklyn 

Adams, Prof. Herbert B., Baltimore . 

Adams Academy, Quincy, Mass. 

Adams Nervine Asylum 

Adler, I)r. Cyrus, Washington . 

Agedar, Miss Josephine 

Agnes Scott Institute, Decatur, Ga. . 

Agram, Hungary, Statistical Bureau 

Aguilar Free Library, New York City 

Alabama. Bryce Insane Hospital, Tuscaloosa 

Department of Education, Montgomery . 

Railroad Commissioners, Montgomery . 

Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn 
Alabama Federation of Women's Clubs, Montgomery 
Alabama Geological Survey, University 
Alabama Historical Society, Tuscaloosa 
Albany County, N.Y., Penitentiary, Albany 
Albany Medical College, Albany .... 

Albany Medical College, Alumni Association, Albany 

Alcott, William P., Boxford, Mass 

Alden, Rev. E. J., Chicago 

Alden, W^illiam H., Philadelphia .... 

Alkaloidal Clinic, Publishers of, Chicago . 

Alliance Nationale pour I'accroissement de la Population 

Fran(;aise, Paris . . 

Altshuler, Aaron ........ 

American Academy of Political and Social Science, Phila 

delphia ......... 

American Anti-Imperialist League, Chicago 
American Antiquarian Society, Worcester 
American Association for the Advancement of Science 
American Baptist Home Mission Society, New York City 
American Baptist Missionary Union .... 

American Bar Association, Philadelphia . 
American Bible Society, New York City . 
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions 
American Carpet and Upholstery Trades, Philadelphia 
American Catholic Historical Society, Philadelphia 
American Citizen . . . 1899-1900 subscription 
American Climatological Association, Philadelphia 
American Colonization Society, Washington 
American Congregational Association 
American Economic Association, Baltimore 
American Humane Association, Fall River 
American Institute of Architects, Providence 



Vols. 
1 



114 



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American Institute of Architects, Brooklyn Chapter, 

Brooklyn 

American Institute of Homoeopathy, New York City 
American Iron and Steel Association, Philadelphia , 
American Jewish Historical Society, Washington 
American Laryngological Association, Washington . 
American Library Association ..... 
American Medico-Psychological Association, Baltimore 
American Missionary Association, New York City . 
American Museum of Natural History, New York City 
American National Red Cross Relief Committee, New 

York City 

American New Church Tract and Publication Society 

Philadelphia 

American Numismatic and Archaeological Society, New 
York City ......... 

American Otological Society, New Bedford 
American Peace Society ...... 

American Philosoi^hical Society, Philadelphia . 
American Physiological Society ..... 

American Poultry Advocate, Publishers of, Syracuse 
American Printing Hoiise for the Blind, Louisville . 
American Public Health Association 
American Purity Alliance, New Y'ork City 
American Sewage Disposal Co. ..... 

American Society for the Extension of University Teach 

ing, Philadelphia 

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Aui 
mals. New York City ...... 

American Society of JRailroad Superintendents 
American Surgical Association, Philadelphia . 
American Swedenborg Printing and Publishing Society 

New York City 

American LTnitarian Association .... 

American Warehousemen's Association, New York City 
American Water Works Association, New York City 
Amerikanische Turnzeitung, Milwaukee, 

1899-1900 subscription 
Amerikas Westnesis . . . 1899-1900 subscription 
Ames, Charles H. ........ 

Amherst College, Amherst 

Amherst College Library, Amherst ..... 
Among the Clouds, Mt. Washington, 1899 subscription 
Amsterdam, Holland, Gemeentelijk Bureau van Statistiek 
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company 
Andover, Mass., Memorial Hall Library .... 
Andover Theological Seminary, Andover .... 

Andrews, Col. C. C, St. Paul, Minn 

Angel Guardian Press 

Anglo-American Committee, New York City 
Anonymous 2 broadsides. 4 maps. 7 pieces of music 
Anti-Imperialist League .... 8 broadsides 

Anutchui, Prof. O. N. , Moscow 

Appleton, William S 

Apprentices' Library Company of Philadelphia, Phila- 
delphia .......... 

Argentine Republic. Biblioteca Nacional, Buenos Aires 

Comision Directiva del Censo Nacional, Buenos 

Aires 

Direccion de Agricultura y Ganaderia, Buenos 

Aires ......... 

Direccion General de Estadistica, Buenos Aires 



Vols. 

1 
1 
3 



1 
2 
1 

55 

11 

1 

6 

1 
1 



Librae Y Depaetmext. 



115 



Argentine Republic. Direcciou General de Estadistica 

Municipal, Buenos Aires 

Ministerio de Relaciones Interiores, Buenos Aires 

Museo Nacional, Buenos Aires 

Arizona. Adjutant General, Phoenix 

Auditor, Phoenix 

Arkansas. Department of Public Instruction, Little Rock 

Governor, Little Rock 

Treasury Department, Little Rock ... 1 

Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, Fayetteville 
Armour Institute of Technology, Chicago 

Armstrong, George W. 1 

Arnold, Howard P. . . .2 broadsides, 4 Mss 

Art Club of Philadelphia 1 

Art Interchange Co., New York City 

Asheudon, Miss Sarah ....... 1 

Asociacion Saliti-era de Propaganda, Iquique, Chile 

Associated Charities of Boston 

Associated Charities of Cambridge .... 
Association of American Anatomists, Washington . 
Association of American Physicians, Philadelphia . . 1 

Association of Engineering Societies, Philadelphia . . 1 

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Co. 
Atkinson, Hon. Edward, 1900 subscription to Le Siecle, 

1 broadside 4 

Augusta, Me., Registrar 1 

Australian Museum, Sydney, New South Wales . . 2 

Austria. Kaiserlich-Koenigliche Geologische Reichsan- 
stalt, Vienna ......... 

Kaiserlich-Koenigliche Permanenz-Commission 

fiir die Handelswerte, Vienna .... 

Kaiserlich-Koenigliches Ackerbau Minis! e- 

rium, Vienna ....... 

Kaiserlich-Koenigliches Handels-Miuisterium, 

Vienna ........ 

Kaiserlich-Koenigliches Handels-Ministerium, 

Statistisches Departement, Vienna . 

Kaiserlich-Koenigliche Statistische Central Com- 

mission, Vienna ....... 

Avenir, L', Social, Publishers of, Brussels, Belgium 

Avery, Elroy M., Cleveland 

Avery, Samuel P., New York City 1 

Avery, Mrs. Samuel P., New York City .... 1 

Axon, William E. A , Manchester, England ... 2 

Ayer, C. W., Brockton, Mass 1 

Babson, Robert E 1 

Bacon, Edwin M. 

Baillairge, Charles P. F., Quebec 18 

Balllie's Institution Free Library, Glasgow 

Baker, Hon. Herbert li. 

Baker, Miss Virginia, Warren, R.I 

Baker, Walter, & Co 1 

Baker, Hon. William C, Providence 1 

Balch, Thomas W., Philadelphia 1 

Balfour, David M 1 

Baltimore Chamber of Commerce .... 

Baltimore Charity Organization Society 

Baltimore City Library ...... 

Baltimore House of Refuge 

Baltimore Register ....... 

Bangor Public Library, Bangor, Me. 

Bangs, Outram ......... 31 



Xos. 

6 
2 
3 
1 
2 



1 
1 

11 
2 

12 
1 



1 
4 

6 

3 

3 

17 

1 

5 
6 



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2 broads icle.s, 1 



map 



Banta, Theodore M., Xew York City 

Bar Association of the City of Boston 

Bar Association of the City of New York . 

Barbadoes, West Indies, Colonial Secretary 

Barker, Wharton, Philadelphia . 

Barlow, IIlss Elizabeth B. . 

Barnard, James M. 

Barnard Memorial 

Barratt, Xorris S., Philadelphia 

Bari-e, Mass., Free Public Library 

Barrns, Alvan, Goshen, Mass. 

Barry, Bev. Henry A. 

Bartlett, Miss Julia S. 

Bartlett, Mrs. Mary S., 1899-1900 subscription to The 

Christian Science Sentinel 

Batchelder, Miss Isabelle, Cambridge 

Batchellor, Hon. Albert S., Concord, N. H. 

Bates, Prof. Arlo 

Bates College, Lewiston, Me. 

Battersea Public Library, London 

Bavaria. Koeniglich-Bayerische Akademie der Wissen- 
schaften, Munich 

Beacon, The .... two 1899-1900 subscriptions 

Beck, Miss Sarah P., Cambridge .... 

Belfast Free Public Library, Belfai5t, Ireland . 

Belfast Library and Society for Promoting Knowledge 
Belfast, Ireland 

Belgium. Bibliotheque Eoyale de Belgique, Brussels 

Commission Centrale do Statistique, Brussels 

Ministere des Finances, Brussels 

Belling, Prof. Karl J., Worcester .... 

Benedict, Col. George G., Burlington, Yt. 

Benevolent Fraternity of Churches .... 

Bennett's W^eekly, Publishers of. New York 

Benton, Josiah H., Jr. 

Berle, Eev. Adolph A., Brighton .... 

Berlin, Germany, Statistisches Amt .... 

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu 

Berry, Stephen, Portland, Me. ..... 

Beverly Citizen, Beverly, . . 1899-1900 subscription 

Bibliotheque des Temps Nouveaux, Publishers of, Brus- 
sels 

Bierstadt, Oscar A 

Bigelow Free Public Library, Clinton, Mass. 

Billerica, Mass., Town of . 

Billings, Dr. John S., New York City 

Bimetallic League, London .... 

Birmingham, England, Free Libraries Committee 

Birmingham, England, School Board . 

Bisseuil, Eugene A., Paris ..... 

Blackburn, Mis.s Helen, London 

Blackburn, England, Chamber of Commerce 

Blackwell, Samuel C, New York City 

Blaisdell, Frank C 

Blake, Francis 

Blatchford, Eliphalet W., Chicago 

Blodgett, Dr. Albert N 

Blomberg, Miss A. M. von ..... 

Blondel, Louis, Arras, France .... 

Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory, Milton, Mass 

Bolton, Hon. Charles E., East Cleveland, O. 

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Bolton Public Library, Bolton, England . 

Bonaparte, CLiarles J., Baltimore 

Bond, George W., Estate of . . . 

Bondurant, Prof. Alexander L., Oxford, Miss. 

Book Notes, Publishers of, New York City 

Boss, R. P 

Bosson, Harry P., Reading, Mass. 

Boston. Mayor 

Assessing Department 

Board of Election Commissioners 

Board of Health 

Board of Overseers of the Poor 

Cemetery Department 

Children's Institutions Department 

City Auditor .... 

City Hospital .... 

City ^Messenger .... 

City Treasurer .... 

Department of Municipal Statistics 

Institutions Registration Department 

Lamp Department .... 

Municipal Library .... 

Park Commissioners 

Pauper Institutions, Trustees of 

Printing Department 

Public Buildings Department 

School Committee .... 

Street Laying-Out Department 

Water Department .... 

Wire Department .... 

Boston Art Club 

Boston Art Students' Association 

Boston Athenaeum ..... 

Boston Book Co. ..... 

Boston Browning Society 

Boston Budget 

Boston Chamber of Commerce 

Boston Children's Aid Society 

Boston College 

Boston Commercial 

Boston Courant 

Boston Courier 

Boston Daily Advertiser 

Boston Elevated Railway Co. 

Boston Evening Transcript, twelve 1899-1900 subscriptions 

Boston Globe, two 1899-1900 subscriptions, 3 editions each 

Boston Herald . 1899-1900 subscription, 2 editions 

Boston Ideas .... 1899-1900 subscription 

Boston Insane Hospital 

Boston Journal, two 1899-1900 subscriptions, 3 editions 

each 

Boston Museum of Fine Arts 

Boston Museum of Fine Arts, School of Di-awing and 

Painting 

Boston Normal School of Gymnastics 

Boston North Baptist Association 

Boston North End Mission 

Boston Philatelic Sooietv 

Boston Post . 2 1899-1900 subscriptions, 

Boston Protective Department . 

Boston Provident Association 



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Boston Security Mining and Power Co. 
Boston Society of Medical Sciences . 
Boston Society of Natural History 



1899-19no subscription 

1899-190(J subscription 

1899-1900 subscriptions 



Boston Telegraph 

Boston Times 

Boston Traveler . 

Boston Transit Commission 

Boston University ..... 

Boston University, College of Liberal Arts 

Boston Veteran Firemen's Association 

Boston Woman's Christian Temperance Union 

Bogton Young Men's Christian Association 

Boston Young Men's Christian Union 

Boston Young Men's Christian Union Library , 

Boston Young Women's Christian Association 

Bostoner Anzeiger . . 1899-1900 subscription 

Bostonian Society .... 

Bourland, Benjamin P., Ann Arbor, Mich 

Bowditch, Charles P. .... 12 broadsides 

Bowditch, Prof. Henry P. 

Bowditch, Misi< Olivia Y. Electrotype plates used in 

Nathaniel Bowditch's translation of La Place's Meca- 

nique Celeste in 4 vols. . 
Bowditch, I)r. Vincent Y. 
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Me 
Bowdoin College, Class of 1889 
Bowdoin College Library . 

Bowles, J. M 

Boys" Institute of Industry 

Bradbury, Benjamin F. 

Bradford, England. Public Free Libraries 

Brainerd, Ezra, Middlebury, Vt. 

Brazil. Directoria Geral de Estadistica, Rio de Janeiro 

Directoria Geral de Saude Publica, llio de Janeiro 

Ministerio da Fazenda, Rio de Janeiro 

Bremen, Germany. Bureau fiir Bremische Statistik 

Brent, Bev. Charles H 

Bridgeport Public Library, Bridgeport, Conn. 

Bridgman, Alfred F 

Brierly, Henry, Wigan, England .... 

Brinton, Mrs. Daniel G., Media, Pa. 

Bristol IMuseum and Reference Library, Bristol, England 

British and Foreign Bible Society, London 

British and Foreign Unitarian Association, Loudon 

British Columbia. Minister of Mining, Victoria 

British Museum, London 

Brockton, Mass., Board of Health 

Brockton, Mass. , Board of Trade 

Brockton, Mass., Public Library 

Brogan, J. C. 

Bromley Public Library, Bromley, England 

Bronson Library Fund, Waterbury, Conn. 

Brooke, Mrs. John B., Washington . 

Brookline, Mass., Free Hospital for Women 

Brookline Education Society 

Brookline Public Library .... 

Brooklyn College of Pharmacy, Brooklyn 
Brooklyn Daily Eagle . . 1899-1900 subscription 

Brooklyn Daily Times . . 1899-1900 subscription 

Brooklyn Library ........ 

Brooklyn Public Library Association .... 

Brooks, Francis A. ....... . 



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Brooks, John Graliam, Cambridge 

Brophy, Thomas C. . . . . 

Brown, Allen A. .... 

Brown, David H., West Medford, Mass 

Brown, Dr. Francis H. . . . 

Brown, Kichard ..... 

Briinn, Austria. Gemeinderath der Landeshauptstadt 

Briinn ..... 
Brussels, Belgium. Caisse Generale d'Epargne et de 
Retraite 

Conseil Communal 

Institut des Sciences Sociales 

International Customs Tariffs Bureau 

Ministere de I'lndustrie et du Travail 

Service Beige des Echanges 

Service d'Hygiene . 

Societe Beige de Librairie 

Brydon, J. M., London 

Brymner, Douglas 

Buffalo, N.Y., Board of Health 

Buffalo Historical Society . 

Buffalo Public Library 

Bulgaria, Direction de la Statistique, Sophia 

Bulletin Publishing Company, Toronto 

Bunker Hill Boys' Club 

Bunker Hill Monument Association 

Burbank, James P. . . . . 

Bureau of Economic Research, New York 

Burger, Miss Mary E., Philadelphia 

Burlington Free Public Library, Burlington, la 

Burnap, Miss Elizabeth W., Baltimore 

Burrage, J)r. AV. L 

Burrell, Dr. Herbert L. . . . 
Burton, C. M., Detroit, Mich. 
Busey, Dr. Samuel C, Washington . 

Bush, A, P. & Co 

Business, Publishers of. New York City 

Bussing, John S., New York City 

Butler, Charles H., New York City . 

Butler Hospital for the Insane, Providence 

Butterworth, Hezekiah 

Cadieux & Derome, Montreal 

Caffin, Miss Mabel B. . 

Caldwell, Augustine, Ipswich 

Caldwell, Col. Luther, Lynn 

California. Adjutant General, Sacramento 

Controller, Sacramento . 

Governor, Sacramento 

State Board of Health, Sacramento 

State Board of Prison Directors, Sacramento 

State Library, Sacramento 

State Mining Bureau, Sacramento 

State Treasurer, Sacramento 

California Agricultural Experiment Station, Berkeley 
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco 
California Institution for the Education of the Deaf 

Dumb and Blind, Sacramento 
Call, San Francisco, Cal. . . 1899-1900 subscription 
Cambridge, Mass. Board of Overseers of the Poor . 

Park Department 

Superintendent of Lamps and Inspector of Wires 



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Cambridge Press, Cambridge . 1899-1900 subscription 
Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge 
Cambridge School for Young Ladies, Cambridge 
Cambridge University, Cambridge, England 

Campbell, Miss Mary J 

Campbell, Rev. Robert F., Asheville, N.C. 
Canada. Auditor General, Ottawa . 

Department of Agriculture, Ottawa 

Archives Branch, Ottawa . . 1 map 

Central Experimental Farms, Ottawa 

Department of Finance, Ottawa 

Department of Indian Affairs, Ottawa . 

Department of the Interior, Ottawa 

Government Printing Bureau, Ottawa 

Inland Revenue Department, Laboratory, Ottawa 

Meteorological Service, Toronto 

Minister of Railways and Canals, Ottawa 

Parliament, Ottawa .... 1 map 

Canadian Institute, Toronto .... 
Canadian Military Institute, Toronto 
Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, Montreal 
Cantwell, Edward J., Washington 
Cape of Good Hope. Colonial Office, Cape Town 

Registrar, Cape Town .... 

Cardell, Mrs. F. H 



Carmarthen, Wales, Joint Counties Lunatic Asylum 
Carnegie Free Library, Allegheny, Pa. 
Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh, Pa, .... 
Carr, Elbridge G., Mexico, Me. .... 

Caryl, Charles W., Denver, Col. .... 

Cash, .John P 

Castilian Club 

Castor, T. H., & Co 

Cathedral Children's Library 

Catholic News, New York City 1899-1900 subscription 

Catholic World, Publishers of. New York City 

Caton, Dr. Richard, Liverpool . 

Cement and Engineering News, Publishers of, Chicago 

Century Company, New York City ... 1 print 

Chadwick, Dr. James R 

Chadwick, Rev. John White, Brooklyn 
Chamberlain, Montague, Cambridge 
Chamberlin, Prof. T. C, Chicago 

Chandler, Horace P 

Charleston, S. C. Department of Health . 

Mayor 

Charlottenburg, Germany. Statistisches Amt 
Chase, Dr. Richard F. .... 

Chase, Walter G. 

Chautauqua Assembly, Cleveland, O. 
Chelsea Gazette, Chelsea . . 1899-1900 subscri 
Chevalier, Samuel A. .... 

Chicago. Department of Health 

Department of Public Works . 

House of Correction 

South Park Commissioners 

Chicago & Northwestern Co. 

Chicago Banker, Publishers of, Chicago 

Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago 

Chicago Historical Society 

Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Co. 

Chicago Public Library .... 



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Children's Hospital 

Children's Mission to the Children of the Destitute 

Chile. Oficina Central de Estadistica, Valparaiso 

Chilovi, Desiderio, Florence .... 

China. Inspector General of Customs, Shanghai 

Choate, Hon. Joseph H., London 

Christian Recorder, Philadelphia. 1899-1900 subscription 

Christian Science Publishing Society 

Chronicle Publishing Co., New York City 

Church Home for Orphans and Destitute Children 

Churchman, The, Publishers of, New York City 

Cigar Makers' International Union of America 

Cincinnati. Commissioners of Water Works 

Department of Health 

Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce 

Cincinnati Museum Association 

Cincinnati Public Library .... 

Civil Service Reform Association, New York C 

Clark, LTlysses, San Jose, Cal. 

Clark University, Worcester, Mass. . 

Clark University Library .... 

Clarke, George K. 

Clarke School for the Deaf, Northampton, Mass 

Class Struggle, San Francisco, Cal. 

1899-1900 subscription 

Clayton, H. Helm, Hyde Park, Mass. 

Clerkenwell Public Library, London 

Cleveland, Miss Virginia 

Cleveland, O., Board of Education 

Public Health Division 

War Emergency Relief Board 

Cleveland Chamber of Commerce 

Cleveland Citizen, Cleveland, O. 1899-1900 subscription 

Cleveland Municipal Association .... 

Closson, Carlos C, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Coast Review Fire Insurance Co., San Francisco 

Cobb, John S,, Northampton, Mass 

Colby University, Waterville, Me. .... 

Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y. 

College of Physicians and Surgeons .... 

College Settlements Association .... 

Collins, Frank S., ^Maiden, Mass. .... 

Colombo Museum Library, Colombo, Ceylon . 

Colonial Society of ^Massachusetts .... 

Colonial Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 

Colorado. Secretary of State, Denver 

State Board of Charities and Correction, Denver 

State Board of Health, Denver 

Treasurer of State, Denver .... 

State Agricultural College, Fort Collins 

Columbia Literary Monthlv, Publishers of. New York 
City . . . : 

Columbia University, New York City 

Commercial Directory, Publishers of, Philadelpliia, Pa 

Commercial Intelligence, Publishers of, London, England 

Commission of Colleges in New England on Admission 
Examinations, Providence, R.I. . 

Commonwealth Institute Association of Christian Scien- 
tists ........... 

Compagnie Nouvelle du Canal de Panama, Paris 

Comyns, JMiss Mary B. , Florence, Italy . . . . 



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Concord Free Public Library, Concord, Mass. 
Conferencier Francais, Le, Publishers of, Paris, France 
Congregation Rodeph Shalom, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Congregational Home Missionary Society, New York City 
Congres Geologique International, St. Petersburg . 

Conlon, Mrs. M. E 

Coulon, 3Iiss Teresa L. . 
Connecticut. Adjutant General, Hartford 

Bank Commissioners, Hartford 

Board of Agriculture, Hartford 

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Hartford 

Commissioner of Building and Loan Associations 

Hartford 

Inspector of Factories, Hartford 

Railroad Commissioners, Hartford . 

Secretary of State, Hartford .... 

State Board of Charities, Hartford 

State Board of Health, New Haven 

State Library, Hartford . 

State Prison, Hartford 

Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, New Haven 
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven 
Connecticut Bible Society, New Haven . . . . 
Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford 
Connecticut Hospital for the Insane, Hartford 
Connecticut Industrial School for Girls, Middletown 
Conrad, Mrs. Susan L., Winchester, Va. 1 manuscript 

Contemporary Club, Philadelphia, Pa 

Cooke, -John P 

Coolidge, Lieut-Col. Charles A., Fort Sheridan, 111. 

2 charts 
Co-operative Union, Long Millgate, Manchester, England 
Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. . ' . 

Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station 

Ithaca, N.Y" 

Corriere dl Boston . . . 1899-1900 subscription 

Council Bluffs, Iowa, Free Public Library 

Courant Publishing Co. . . . 1899 subscription 

Courtney, Dr. Joseph W. . 

Courtois, Alphonse, Paris, France 

Cowing, Miss Grace G. . . . 

Cowper, Rt. Hon. Earl, London 

Coyle, Henry 

Creech, Samuel W 

Critlca Sociale, Publishers of, Milan 

Crockett, Arthur S 

Crosby, Ernest II., New Y'ork City . 

Crosby, John L., Bangor, Me. 

Crosby, John L. and James 11., Bangor, Me. 

Croydon, Public Libraries, Croydon, England 

Cruz Roja, Madrid . . . 1899-1900 subscription 

Cudmore, P., Faribault, Minn 

Cummins, Itev. John F 

Current Literature Publishing Co., New York City 
Currier, Anson II. . . . . .1 broadside 

Curtis, Horatio G. . . . . 

Gushing, George M., and E. B, Bishop 
Cutler School, New Y'ork City . 

Cyr, Mrs. E. M 

Dabney, Charles W., Knoxville, Tenn. 
Daggett, Miss Sara W. ... 

Dall, William H., Washington . 



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Daniels, George H., New York City 

Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H 

Dartmouth Literary Monthly, Publishers of, Hauover, 
N.H 

Daughters of the American Revolution, Warren and 
Prescott Chapter 

Daveni)ort, la., Board of Health 

Municijjal Government ...... 

Davis, Andrew McF., Cambridge 

Davis, Edward H. 2 posters 

Davis, Bev. Ozora S., Springfield, Vt. .... 

Davison Publishing Co., New York City .... 

Dawes, Miss E. A. S., Weybridge, England 

Day, Fred. H. . . " . . . 47 broadsides 

Daymude, James L. ....... . 

Dayton Public Library and Museum, Dayton, O. 

Dean, Gardner M., Oakham, Mass 

Dean, John Ward 

Dearborn, Prof. George Van N., New York City 

Debellis, Joseph N 

Decorators' Gazette and Plumber and Gasfltters' Review, 
London .......... 

DeCosta, Dr. Benjamin F., New Y^ork City 

Dedham Historical Society, Dedham, Mass. 

Delagneau, Bev. Samuel 

Delaware. Governor, Wilmington ..... 

State Treasurer, Wilmington 

Delaware College Agricultural Experiment Station, New- 
ark 

Deuiker, J., Paris ........ 

Denison, Dr. Charles, Denver, Col 

Denison University, Scientific Laboratory, Granville, O. 

Denmark. Statens Statistiske Bureau, Copenhagen 

Depew, Hon. Chauncey M., New Y'ork City 

DePeyster, Gen. J. Watts, Tivoli, N.Y 

Derby, Dr. Hasket 

Derrah, R. H 

Deseret Evening News, Salt Lake City, Utah 

1899-1900 subscription 

Detroit, Mich. City Clerk 

Detroit Public Library 

Deutsche Gesellschaft cler Stadt New York, New York 
City 

Deutsche Worte, Publishers of, Vienna .... 

Deutscher Wissenschaftlicher Verein zu Santiago, Val- 
paraiso, Chile 

Deyrolle Fils, Paris 

Dibdin Club, New York City 

Directors of Old South Work 

Distaff, The, Publishers of 

District of Columbia. Board of Children's Guardians, 
Washington ......... 

Board of Healtli, Washington .... 

Central Dispensary and Emergency Hospital, Wash- 
ington ......... 

Collector of Taxes, Washington .... 

Electrical Department, Washington 

Engineer Commissioners, Washington . 

Industrial Home School, Washington 

Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, Washington . 

Public Library, Washington ..... 

Reform School, Washington 



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District of Columbia Society of Mayflower Descendants, 

Washington 
Doane, Bt. Rev. George H., New York City 
Dodd, Mead & Co., New York City .... 

Dolan, Rev. Francis X. ...... 

Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of tlie Protes 

tant Episcopal Church, New York City 

Doran, Dr. Alban, London 

Dorchester Beacon, Dorchester, Mass. 

five 1899-1900 subscriptions 

Dorr, George B 

Dotterer, Henry S., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Dow, George F., Topsfield, Mass. 
Dow, Joy W., Wyoming, N.J. 

Dowst, H. F., Calais, Me 

Doyle, James A 

Dresden, Germany. Statistisches Amt 

Dresser, Horatio W 

Dresser, Julius A 

Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, N.J. 

Drew Theological Seminary Library 

Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry 

phia ....... 

Drummond, Hon. Josiah H., Portland, Me. 
Dublin, Ireland. Social Inquiry Society . 
Du Chastel, Olivier, Paris .... 

Duluth Board of Trade, Duluth, Minn. 
Dunphy, James W. . 
Dwight, Melatiah E., Plainfield, N.J. 
Dwight, R. Henry W. .... 

East Boston Argus Advocate . 1899-1900 subscription 

Eaton, Amasa M., Providence 

Eaton, Rev. Arthur W. H., New Y'ork City 

Eau Claire Public Library, Eau Claire, Wis. 

Edmunds, Albert J 

Educational Alliance, New Y'ork City 
Egypt. Administration des Postes, Cairo 

Commission de la Dette Publique, Cairo 

Direction Generale des Douanes, Alexandria 

Ekonomisk Tidskrift, Publishers of, Upsala, Sweden 
El Cajon Valley News, El Cajon, Cal. 

1899-1900 subscription 
Ela, Dr. Walter, Cambridge 
Elite, Publishers of, Chicago 
Elliot, Charles D., Somerville 
Elliott, Joseph J. 
Ellis, Arthur B., San Francisco 
Ellis, Charles A. . 

Ellis, Prof. William A., Northfield, Vt. 
Elson, Alfred W. & Co. 
Emerson, Edward W., Concord, Mass. 
Emerson College Magazine Association 
Emerson College of Oratory 
Engelmann, Dr. George J. . 
Engineei's' Club of Philadelphia 
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore 
Equitable Life Assurance Society of the U 

City . . 

Ernst, Carl W 

Esoteric Publishing Co., Applegate, Cal. 

Essex Institute, Salem 

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Evanston Free Public Library, Evanston, III. . 
Evening Wisconsin, Milwauiiee . 1899-1900 subscription 
Everett Public Lil^rary, Everett, Mass. 
Fabian Educational Co., NevF York City . 

Fabian Society, London 

Fairmount Park Art Association, Philadelphia 
Fall River Public Library, Fall River 
Faucon, Jkfi.s-.s Catherine W., Milton . 
Faxon, Br. Walter, Cambridge . 
Fay, E. F., Brookline, 

5 maps, 65 newspapers, 79 Nos., 218 programmes 
Felt, CharlQs W., Marlboro, Mass., 

Mss. and newspaper clippings 

Felton, Edgar C, Steelton, Pa 

Fernald, Prof. O. M., Williamstown, Mass. 

Ferrell, Prof. Chiles C, Oxford, Miss 

Fidelity Publishing Co., New York City . . . . 

Field, Richard M. 

Field, William De Y 

Field Columbian Museum, Chicago 

Finck, Henry T., New York City 

Finland, Bureau Centrale de Statistique, Helsiugfors 

Fishley, Edward E 

Fitchburg, Mass., City of 

Board of Health ....... 

Fitchburg Railroad Co 

Fitchburg Sentinel, Fitchburg, Mass. 

1899-1900 subscription 
Fitz Public Library, Chelsea, Mass. . 
Fitz, Br. G. W., Cambridge 
Fitzgerald, Desmond, Brookline 

Fleischner, Otto 

Fletcher, Miss Alice C, Cambridge . 
Fletcher, William I., Amherst, Mass. 
Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, Vt. 
Florence, Italy, Reale Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di 
Fireuze ......... 

Florida. Governor, Jacksonville .... 

Secretary of State, Jacksonville. 

Treasurer of State, Jacksonville 

Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, Jacksonville 
Florida Farmer and Fruitgrower, Publisher of, Jackson 

ville 

Floye, William J. .... 

Fogg, Miss E. M. .... 

Fogg Library, South Weymouth, Mass. 
Folsom, Charles W., Cambridge 
Folsom, Justin W., Cambridge . 
Folsom, Br. Norton, Cambridge 
Foote, Allen R., Takoma Park, D.C. 
Forbes Library, Northamjiton, Mass. 

Ford, Worthington C 

Fort Wayne Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. 

1899-1900 subscrijition 

Fowle, Mrs. J. A. 

France. Ministere de 1' Agriculture et du Commerce, 
Paris . . 

Ministere des Colonies, Paris 

Ministere des Finances, Administration des Mon- 

naies et Medaillos, Paris . . . . , 
Ministere des Travaux Publics, Paris 



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France. Ministere du Commerce, de Tlndustrie, des 
Postes et des Telegraphes, Paris 

Service de la Statistique Municipale, Paris . 

Francis, James B., Estate of, 32 packages of Mss. . 
Francis & Newton, New York City .... 
Frank Leslie's Monthly, Publishers of. New York City 
Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, Stadtbibliothek 

Franklin, A. B., Pueblo, Col 

Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. 

Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Fraser Institute, Montreal, Canada .... 

Frazar, Miss Kate 

Free Russia, Publishers of, London, England . 
Freiheit, New Y^ork City . . 1899-1900 subscription 
Freiherrlich Carl von Rothschild ' sche offentliche Biblio- 

thek, Frankfurt-am-Main 

French, Frederick W 

French, Ilollis. ..... 

Freund, Harry E., New Y'ork City 

"Friend, A" 

Friendly Aid Society, New Y'ork City 
Friends, Y'early Meeting of, Philadelphia 
Friends' Free Library and Reading Room 

Pa 

Fuller, E. N., Tacoma, Washington . 

Fuller, Henry C, Chicago . 

Fuller, Mrs. S. E., Medford, Mass. . 

Gaelic League 

Gallagher, J)r. James T. . . . 
Gallagher, Eev. William, Braintree . 
Gallup, Mrs. Elizabeth W., Detroit . 
Ganzhorn, William .... 
Garceau, Arthur J. . . . . 

Garrett, Edmund II 

Garrison, Francis J. . 
Garrison, William Lloyd 
Garrison, William Lloyd, Family of, 

11 packages of letters Mss 
Gavit, John P., Chicago 
Gay, Julius, Farmington, Conn. 
Geddes, Prof. James .... 
General Association of Congregational and Presbyt 

Churches of New Hampshire, Bristol 
General Association of Connecticut, Stratford . 
General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, 

Y'ork City 

General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, 

Library, New York City 

General Theological Library .... 

Genovesi, John ....... 

Geological Society of America, Rochester, N.Y. 
George Junior Republic Association, Freeville, 

York 

Georgetown College Observatory, Washington 
Georgetown LTniversity, Washington 
Georgia. Governor, Atlanta .... 
Georgia Agricultural Experiment Station, Atlanta 
Gerasimus, Wicketas, Athens 

1899-1900 subscription to Kairo 
Gerhard, William P., New York City 

Germania Publishing Co 

Germann, George B., New Y^ork City 



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Germantown Telegraph, Germantown, Pa., 

1899-1900 subscription 
Germany. Kaiserliclies Patentamt, Berlin 

Kaiserliclies Statistisches Amt., Berlin . 

Geroiild, Samuel L., Hollis, N.II. 
Gesellscbaft Osterreichischer Volkswirte, Vienna 
Gift'en, Mrs. Maria A. G., Keene, N.H. 
Giles, Alfred E., Hyde Park, Mass. . 
Gilman, Son & Co., New York City . 
Giornale Degli Economisti, Publishers of, 
Gladwin, William Z., Newton, la. 
Glasgow University Library, Glasgow 
Gloucester, Mass., Mayor . 
Gloversville Free Library, Gloversville, N 
Goddard, Miss Matilda ... 
Godin, Mme. J. B. A., Guise, France 
Godryez, JRev. J., Detroit . 
Goodrich, John B. . . . . 
Goodyear, Miss Anna F. . . . 
Goold, Nathan, Portland, Me. 
Gordon, F. G. R., Manchester, N.H. 
Gordon, Bev. George A. . . . 
Gorman, John, Cambridge . 
Goss, Miss E. Addle .... 
Gould, Miss Elizabeth Porter 
Gould, Miss Ida W., Melrose 
Gould, S. C. and L. M., Manchester, N.H. 
Grand Army of the Republic. Department of Massa- 
chusetts 

Department of New York, Lafayette Post, No 

140, New Y'ork City 

Grand Commandery of Knights Templars of Massachu 

setts and Rhode Island ...... 

Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of 

Massachusetts 

Grand Rapids Herald, Grand Rapids, Mich. 

1900 subscription 
Grand Rapids Public Schools, Committee on Public 

Library .......... 

Gray, litv. Andrew, Edgartown . . . . . 

Great Britain. Board of Trade, Labour Department, 
London ......... 

Committee of Council on Education, Department 

of Science and Art Library, London, 

Government Printing Office, London 

India Office, London 

Patent Office, London 

Great Round World Co., New Y'ork City 

Greece. Ministere des Finances, Athens 

Green, Rev. George W. 

Green, Dr. Samuel A., 1899-1900 subscription to Groton 

Landmark .... 3 broadsides, 1 print 

Green, Samuel S., Worcester 

Gi-eenberg, Charles D. 

Greenberg, Woolf 

Greene, Henry Cojjley ....... 

Greene, William L. & Co 

Greenland Commissionen for Ledelsen af de Geologiske 

og Geographiske Undersc^gelser, Copenhagen. 
Greenlaw, Mi.ss Lucy H., Cambridge. . . . . 
Greenough, William W., Estate of . . .28 maps 
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Grolier Club, New York City 

Gross Medical College, Denver, Col. 
Grossherzoglich-Badische Landes-Gewerbehalle, Karls 

ruhe .......... 

Guatemala, Central America. Secretaria de Fomento 

Seccion de Estadistica 

Guild, Mrs. C 

Guild of St. Elizabeth 

Guiney, Misa Louise Imogen ..... 
Gunning, Mrs. Mary F., Waltham, Mass. . 
Gwynne Temporary Home for Children 
Haguet, Henry, Paris ....... 

Hale House 

Hall, /fer. Edward H., Brookline .... 

Hall, Miss M. B 

Hall, Walter S., Philadelphia 

Hamilton, .1. W., Cincinnati 

Hamilton Public Library, Hamilton, Ontario . 

Hammond, George W. 

Hammond, Wintlirop, Woburn 

Hampstead Bindery and Guild of Women Binders, London 
Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, Hampton, 



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Hartford Board of Trade, Hartford, Conn. 

Hartford Charity Organization Society, Hartford, Conn. 

Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Conn 

Hartford Public Library, Hartford, Conn. 

Hartford Retreat for the Insane, Hartford, Conn. 

Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and lusui-ance Co., 
Hartford, Conn 

Hartford Theological Seminary, Hartford, Conn. 

Hartmann, Sadakichi, New Y'ork City . . . . 

Harvard Club of New Y'ork, New York City 

Harvard Law School Association 

Harvard University, Cambridge. Astronomical Observa- 
tory 

Bussey Institute ....... 

Class of 1856 

Law School 

Library 2.o4 broadsides 

Museum of Comparative Zoology . . . . 

Publication Office .... 1 broadside 

Hassam, John T. 

Hastings, John K 

Hatters' Gazette, Publishers of, London . . . . 

Hauser, Mrs. J. G., Delaware, O 

Haverhill Social Democrat, Haverhill, Mass., 

1900-1901 subscription 

Hawaiian Islands. Collector-General of Customs, Hono- 
lulu 

DeiDartment of Finance, Honolulu . 

Department of Foreign Affairs, Honolulu 

Department of the Interior, Honolulu . 

Weather Bureau, Honolulu 

Hayden, Ensign Everett, Washington 

Hazel Pure P'ood Co., Chicago .... 

Hazen, Rev. Henry A., Auburndale . 

Heginbottom Free Library, Ashton-Under-Lyne, 
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Helena Public Library, Helena, Mont. 



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Herald of the Coming One, Publishers of . 
Herkimer County Historical Society, Herkimer, N.Y. 
Herscliel, Clemens, New York City .... 

Hersey, Miss Heloise E. . . . ... 

Hesse. Grossherzoglich-Hessisclie Centralstelle fiir die 

Landestatistik, Darmstadt 

Hewins, Mrs. Frank A 

Hey ward, B. R., Albany 1 chart 

Heywood, .John, Manchester England 

Heywood, Her. and Mrs. William .... 

Higginson, Col. Thomas Wentworth, Cambridge, Mass 

Hill, A. F 

Hills, William S 

Hinckley, Henry R., Northampton, Mass. 

Hine, Charles D., Hartford, Conn 

Hinkley, Willard H 

Hitchcock, Frank H., Washington .... 

Hoar, Samuel, Concord, Mass 

Hobart College, Geneva, N.Y 

Hoboken Free Public Library, Hoboken, N..J. 

Hodge, Prof. C. F., Worcester 

Hoes, Rev. R 

Holland, Frederick M., Concord, Mass. 

package of mannscript, 56 newspapers 
Holstein-Friesian Association of America, Burlington, 

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Holy Cross College, Worcester . 
Home for Aged Colored Women 
Home for Aged Men .... 

Home for Aged Women 

Home Market Club .... 

Homes for Inebriates Association, Rickmansworth 
Hertfordshire, England .... 

Honduras, Tipografia Nacional Tegucigalpa 
Hooblei", Miss Idella C, Worcester 
Hooker, Miss Sarah H. .... 

Hopkins, James F. . . . . . 

Hopkinson School ..... 

Horseless Age, Publishers of. New York City 

Hosmer, Miss Marian T., North Woburn, Mass 

Hotchkin, Rev. S. F., Philadelphia . 

Houghton, Mifflin & Co. . 

House of the Angel Guardian 

Household, Publishers of . 

Howard Association, London 

Howard Memorial Library, New Orleans 

Howard University, Washington 

Howe, Plenry W., Lowell . 

Howe, Mrs. Sarah P. , New York City 

Hoyt, Albert H 

Hrdlicka, Dr. Ales., New York City . 
Huguenot Society of South Carolina, Charlesto 
Hull, England, Public Libraries Committee 



Humphreys, Lieut. -Col. H. H., Fort Niobr 

Hunt, A. M. & Co 

Hunt, Charles W., New York City 

Hunt, Edward B 

Hunt, Mrs. P'dward B., Dedhani, Mass. 

ITunt, Mrs. :\rary B 

Hutchins, Rer. Charles L., Concord. Mass 
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Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station, Moscow, Idaho 

Ilion Free Public Library, Ilion, N.Y. 

Illinois. Asylum for Feeble Minded Children, Spring 

field 

Auditor of Public Accounts, Springfield 

Board of Public Charities, Springfield . 

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Springfield 

Central Hospital for the Insane, Jacksonville 

Eastern Hospital for Insane, Springfield 

Governor, Springfield ..... 

Insurance Superintendent, Springfield . 

• Northern Hospital for the Insane at Elgin, Spring 

field 

Secretary of State, Springfield ... 

Southern Hospital for the Insane, Anna 

State Board of Agriculture, Springfield 

State Board of Health, Springfield 

State Penitentiary, Joliet .... 

State Reformatory, Pontiac .... 

Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station, Urbana . 
Illinois Industrial School for Girls, South Evanston 
Illinois Industrial Training School for Boys, Glenwood 
Immigration Restriction League .... 

Imperial University, Tokyo, .Japan .... 
Imperial University of Japan, College of Science, Tokyo 

Japan ......... 

Incorporated Society of Medical Officers of Health, London 
India. Government Printing Office 

Statistical Bureau, Calcutta .... 

Indian Rights Association, Philadelphia . 
Indiana. Board of State Charities, Indianapolis 

Central Indiana Hospital for the Insane, Indian 

apolis 

Department of Statistics, Indianapolis 

Northern Indiana Hospital for Insane, Longcliff 

Reform School for Boys, Indianapolis 

'■ Reform School for Girls and Woman 

Indianapolis ..... 

State Board of Health, Indianapolis 

State Prison, South, Indianapolis . 

Industrial Aid Society .... 

Ingalls, Major James M., Fort Monroe, Va. 

Institute of Actuaries. London . 

Institute of Bankers, London 

Institute of Jamaica, Kingston 

Institution of Civil Engineers, London 

Instituto Geogriifico Argentine, Buenos Aires 

Intercolonial Railway Commission, Washington 

International Association of Fire Engineers, Wyoming 

Ontario ....... 

International Conference at The Hague, Commission of 

the U. S. of America, The Hague, Netherlands 
International Co-operative Alliance, London 
International Kindergarten L^nion, New York City . 
International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons 

Massachusetts Branch ...... 

International Young Men's Christian Association Train 

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Iowa. Board of Health, Des Moines 

Board of Railroad Commissioners, Des Moines 

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Des Moines ....... 

Soldiers' Orphans' Home and Home for Indigent 

Children, Des Moines ..... 

Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station, Ames . 

Iowa Geological Survey, Des Moines 

Iowa Masonic Library, Cedar Rapids 

Iowa State Agricultural Society, Des Moines 

Ipswich Historical Society, Ipswich, Mass. 

Ireland, W. Alleyne ....... 

Island of Cuba Magazine, Publishers of, Havana 
Israel, J. Vita, Amsterdam ..... 

Italy. Direzione Generale dell' Amministrazione Civile 

Rome ........ 

Direzione Generale della Statistica, Rome 

Ministero deir Interno. Sanita Pubblica, Rome 

Ministero di' Agricoltura, Industria e Commercio 

Rome ...... 

Jackson, Jl/(.s.s Marion C. . • . • 
Jacksonville, Florida, Board of Trade 

Jacobs, Walter 

Jamaica, Registrar-General, Kingston 
Janssens, Dr. E., Brussels .... 
Japan. Bureau Generale de Statistique, Tokyo 

Department of Education, Tokyo . 

Imperial Library, Tokyo . 

Jeffries, Dr. B. Joy 1 Newspajier 

Jenkins, Luther L. . . . . . 

Jenkins, S. B. . 

Jenks, W. J., New York City . 

Jersey City Free Public Library, Jersey City, N 

John Crerar Library, Chicago 

John F. Slater Fund, Trustees of, Washington 

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore 

Johnson, Henry F., Winchester 

Johnson, Henry L. . . . . . 

Joncas, L. Z., Quebec .... 

Jones, 3rrs. D. W. . . . . . 

Jones, Eei\ Jesse H., Halifax, Mass. 

Jordan, John W., Philadelphia 

Jordan, Mrs. M. C, Andover . . .17 broadsides 

Josephson, Aksel G. S., Chicago 

Journal Newspaper Co. .... 

Journal of School Geography, Publishers of 
Journal of Zoophily, Publishers of, Philadelphia 
Judd, Orange, Co., New York City .... 

Kansas. Board of Railroad Commissioners, Topeka 

Bureau of Labor and Industrial Statistics, Topeka 

Insurance Department, Topeka 

State Board of Agriculture, Topeka 

State Board Health, Topeka .... 

State Industrial Reformatoi-y, Hutchinson 

State Penitentiary, Topeka .... 

State Reform School, North, Topeka 

Treasurer of State, Topeka .... 

Kansas Agricultural Exi)erimcnt Station. Manhattan 
Kansas City Star, Kansas City, Mo. . 1900 subscription 
Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka . 

Kawase, Dr. M 

Keiogijuku, Shiba, Tokyo, Japan 

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Kentucky. Inspector of Mines, Louisville 

Insurance Commissioner, Frankfort 

Railroad Commissioners, Louisville 

State Board of Health, Louisville . 

State Treasurer, Louisville .... 

Western Kentucky Asylum for the Insane, Hop 

kinsville ....... 

Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station, Lexington 
Kerntler, Franz, Budapest, Hungary 

Kidder, Peabody & Co 

Kielblock, Mrs. Adolph 

Kimball, David P 

Kimball, E. A., East Haverhill, Mass. 

Kimball, G. F., Topeka, Kansas 

Kindergarten Literature Co., Chicago 

Kindergarten Review, Springfield, Mass. 

King, Bev. Henry Melville, Providence 

Kingsbury, Bev. Fred L., Samokof, Bulgaria 

Kingston-upon-Thames Free Public Library, Surrey 

England ......... 

Kirkpatrick, E. A., Fitchburg, Mass. ... 

Kirkpatrick, George E., Philadelphia 

Klonower, Oscar, Philadelphia .... 

Knapp, Arthur Mason, Estate of 

Knapp, George B. 

Knickerbocker Athletic Club, New York City . 
Knights Templar, Sovereign Grand Priory of Canada 

Montreal 

Koenigliche Sammlungen fiir Kunst und Wissenschaften 

zu Dresden, Saxony ...... 

Koenigliches Zoologisches und Anthropologisch-Eth 

nographisches Museum zu Dresden, Saxony 
Kupelian, Dikran, New York City 
Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. . 
Lake Mohonk Arbitration Conference, Lake Mohonk 

N.Y 

Lake Mohonk, Arbitration Conference of Friends of the 

Indian ........ 

Lakeside Publishing Co., New York City 
Lakewood Times and Journal, Lakewood, N.J. 

1899-1900 subscription 
Lalan, F. K., Chicago, 111. . 
Lancaster, Mass., Town Library 
Landers, Caleb M., Ridgeland, N.Y. 
Lane, F. H., New York City 
Lane, William C, Cambridge, Mass. 
Lang, Prof. A. E., Toronto, Canada . 
Lang, Prof. H. R., New Haven, Conn. 
La Plata, Argentine Republic, Biblioteca 

Provincia de Buenos Aires 
Larison, Dr. C. W., Ringoz, N.J. 
Larned, Prof. Charles W., West Point, N.^ 
Laterrade, R., Paris .... 

Lauriat, Charles E 

Lawrence, Bt. Bev. William 

Lawrence, Mass., Mayor 

Lawrence General Hospital and Children's Home, Law 

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Leader, John Temple, Florence, Italy 
Leader, Rainsford Island, Mass. 1899-1900 subscription 
Lee, Francis W. . . . 
Lee, Joseph, Beverly Farms, Mass. . 
Leeds, England, Free Public Libraries 
Lefcowitch, Morris .... 
Lehigh University, South Bethlehem, Pa 
Leipzig, Germany, Handelskammer . 
Leland Stanford Junior University, Palo Alto, Cal. 
Leland Stanford Junior University Library, Palo Alto 

Cal. 

Lemcke & Buechner, New York City 

Lend a Hand Society ....... 

Leo XIII. , His Holiness, Pope, Rome ... 
Levasseur, Pierre, Paris ...... 

Lexington, Mass., Town of 

Leyden, Holland, Bibliotheek der Rijks-Universiteit te 

Leiden ....... 

Leyden, Holland, Rijks-Univei'siteit te Leiden 
Leyin, J., Cambridgeport, Mass. 

Library Art Club 

Life and Light for Women, Publishers of 

Lincoln, James M., New York City . 

Lincoln, R. C. . . . . . . .1 map 

Lincoln, Mrs. R. C. . 

Lincoln, Solomon .... 

Lincoln, England, Public Library 
Lincoln House ..... 

Liquid Air Co. ..... 

Littlefield, Eev. George E. 

Liverpool, England, Public Libraries, Museums and 

Art Gallery 

Lombard, Dr. Warren P., and W. B. Pillsbury, Ann Ar 

bor, Mich. 

London, England. Town Clerk .... 

London, Board of Trade 

Long Island Historical Society, Brooklyn, N.Y. 
Longcope, E. M., Houston, Texas ... 

Lord & Thomas, Chicago 

Loria, Achille, Paris ...... 

Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Lothrop, George E 

Lothrop, Hon. Thomas J., Brookline 

Loubat, Due de, Paris 

Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, New Orleans 

Louisville Industrial School of Reform, Louisville, Ky. 

Louisville National Medical College, Louisville, Ky. 

Lourenze, Carl, Melrose 

Lowell, Mass., Board of Health . 

Lowell City Library, Lowell, Mass. . 

Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Ari. . 

Lowell Textile School, Lowell, Mass. 

Lyman, Mrs. Theodore, Brookline, Mass. 

Lynn, Mass., Free Pul)lic Library 

McCarthy, jl//.s.s Katharine . 

MacCauley, Clay, Tokyo, Japan . 

McCollom, Dr. John H. 

McCormack, Eev. Thomas J. 

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McGill Medical Library, Library Committee, Montreal 

McGill University Library, Montreal, Canada . 

McGuffey, Miss Margaret D. 

Mackintosh, William D. . , . 

McLeod, Frank 

Maddalena, Br. E., Vienna 

Madison t^niversity, Hamilton, N.Y. 

Madras Government Museum, Madras, India . 

Madras Observatory, Madras, India .... 

Magdeburg, Germany, Statistisches Amt 

Maimonides Free Library, New York City 

Maine. Board of Education, Augusta ... 

Board of State Assessors, Augusta 

Bureau of Industrial and Labor Statistics 

Augusta 

Governor, Augusta 

Insane Hospital, Augusta .... 

Railroad Commissioners, Augusta ... 

State Board of Health, Augusta 

State College Agricultural Experiment Station 

Orono 

State Reform School, Augusta 

Treasurer, Augusta 

Maine Historical Society, Portland .... 
Maine Statesman, Lewiston, Me. 1899-1900 subscription 
Makuen, Dr. G. H., Philadelphia .... 

Maiden, Mass., City of 

Maiden Public Library, Maiden, Mass. 
Manchester, England, Public Free Libraries 
Manchester, New Hamp.shire, City Library 
Manchester, New Hampshire, Water Commissioners 
Manchester Geological Society, Manchester, England 
Manchester Statistical Society, Manchester, England 

Mancke, Walther, Berlin 

Manitoba Historical and Scientific Society, Winnipeg 

Manning, Warren H 

Mansfield, Eev. Francis, Callicoon Depot, New York 
Manufacturer, The, Publishers of, Philadelphia 
Manufacturers' Club of Philadelphia, Philadelphia . 
Marble, Manton, New York City .... 

Marie, Peter, New York City 

Marlboro' Times. Marlborough, Mass. 

1899-1900 subscription 
Marlborough, Mass., Public Library 

Marrin, John F 

Marshall, Perry, New Salem, Mass. . 
Martin, Miss Sarah J., Brookfield, Mo. 
Marvin, Bev. Frederic R., Albany, N.Y. 
Maryland. Comptroller of Treasury, Annapolis 

Governor ....... 

Weather Service, Baltimore 

Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station, College Park 
Maryland Geological Survey, Baltimore 
Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore 
Maryland Hospital for the Insane, Baltimore 
Maryland House of Reformation, Baltimore 
Mason, Charles A., Cambridge . 
Mason, Frank S. .... 

Mason, Dr. L. D., Brooklyn 

Mason, Perry, & Co 

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Board of Education 

Board of Gas and Electric Light Commissioners 

Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners 

Board of Eailroad Commissioners . 

Board of Eegistration in Medicine . 

Bureau of Statistics of Labor 

Commissioner of Public Records 

Commissioners of Prisons .... 

Governor ........ 

Highway Commission ..... 

Insurance Commission ..... 

Lyman and Industrial Schools, Westborough 

Metropolitan Park Commission 

Nautical Training School .... 

Northampton Insane Hospital 

Police Commissioners ..... 

Secretary of the Commonwealth 

State Agricultural Experiment Station, Amherst 

Mass 

State Board of Agriculture .... 

■ State Board of Arbitration and Conciliation . 

State Board of Health 

State Board of Lunacy and Charity 

State Library ....... 

State Normal School, Bridgewater 

Topographical Survey Commission 

Trustees of Public Reservations 

Massachusetts Agricultural College, Amherst, Hatch Ex 

perimeut Station ....... 

Massachusetts Agricultural College, Amherst, Meteoro 

logical Observatory 

Massachusetts Audubon Society .... 
Massachusetts Baptist Convention .... 
Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary 
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy .... 
Massachusetts Historical Society . . . . 
Massachusetts Home for Intemperate Women . 
Massachusetts Horticultural Society .... 
Massachusetts Hospital for Epileptics, Monson 

Massachusetts Infant Asylum 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Library 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Technique Board 

Massachusetts Medical Society 

Massachusetts Medico-Legal Society 
Massachusetts New-Church Union .... 
Massachusetts Reform Club ..... 
Massachusetts Society for the University Education o 

Women ......... 

Massachusetts State Pharmaceutical Association, Worces 

ter .......... 

Massachusetts Total Abstinence Society . 
Massachusetts Universalist Convention 
Massachusetts Volunteer Aid Association 
Massachusetts Woman's Christian Temi^e ranee Union 
Master Car Builders' Association, Chicago 
Mather, Mrs. M. L., New Haven, Conn. . 
Mathews, E. R. Norris, Bristol, England . 
Mathews' Medical Quarterly, Publishers of, Baltimore 
Matteawan State Hospital, Matteawan, N.Y. 
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Maybell, Stephen and Mary, San Francisco 

Mays, Thomas J., Philadeli^hia 

Mead, Edwin D 

Mechanic's Institute, San Francisco 
Medford Public Library, Medford .... 
Medical Dial, Publishers of, Minneapolis . 
Medical Society of the State of New York, Albany . 
Medical Times, Publishers of, New York City . 
Meehan, Thomas & Sons, Germantown 
Mekeel's Weekly Stamp News, Publisher, Philadelphia 
Melrose Public Library, Melrose .... 

Mercantile Library Association, San Francisco 
Mercantile Library Company of Philadelphia . 
Mercantile Library of New York, New York City 
Merchant, Hon. George E., Gloucester, Mass. . 

Merriam, F. W., Iquique, Chile 

Messervy, A., Trinity, Jersey, Channel Islands 

Metcalf, Rev. Henry A 

Mexican Central Railway Co 

Mexican Herald, City of Mexico. 1899-1900 subscription 

Mexico, Direccion General de Estadistica de la Piepub- 

lica Mexicana, City of Mexico . . . . 

Observatorio Meteorologico Central, City of Mexico 

Secretaria de Fomento, City of Mexico . 

Secretario General Perpetuo, City of Mexico 

Sociedad Cientifica, City of Mexico 

Sociedad de Geografia y Estadistica de la Rejjub 

lica Mexicana . . . . . 

Meyer, Dr. A. B., Dresden 

Miami University, Oxford, Ohio .... 

Michigan. Asylum for Insane, Lansing . 

Attorney General, Lansing .... 

Auditor General, Lansing .... 

Bank Commissioners, Lansing 

Bureau of Labor and Industrial Statistics, Lansing 

Commissioner of Railroads, Lansing 

Eastern Michigan Asylum, Pontiac 

Geological Survey, Lansing .... 

Governor, Lansing ...... 

Northern Michigan Asylum, Traverse City, Lan 

sing ........ 

School for the Blind, Lansing 

Secretary of State, Lansing .... 

— State Agricultural Experiment Station, Lansing 

State Board of Corrections and Charities, Lansing 

State Board of Health, Lansing 

State House of Correction and Reformatory, lona 

State Library, Lansing ..... 

State Public School for Dependent Children, Lan 

sing ........ 

State Treasurer, Lansing .... 

Michigan Central Railroad Co., Detroit 

Michigan State Medical Society, Grand Rapids 

Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt. 

Military Order of the Loyal Legion, Illinois Commandery 

Chicago 

Military Order of the Loyal Legion, Massachusetts Com 

mandery ......... 

Military Order of the Loyal Legion, Ohio Commandery 

Cincinnati ......... 

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Milliet, E. W., Bern, Switzerland .... 
Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce, Milwaukee 
Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee 
Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee 
Mining Industry Publishing Co. .... 

Minneapolis, Minn., City of ..... 

Board of Park Commissioners. 

Minneapolis Public Library 

Minnesota. Chamber of Commerce, St. Paul . 
Department of Insurance, St. Paul . 

Forest Preservation, St. Paul 

Institute for Defectives, Faribault 

^Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis 

Railroad and Warehouse Commission of St. Paul 

Reform School, Red Wing .... 

Secretary of State, Minneapolis 

State Board of Charities and Corrections, St. Paul 

State Board of Health and Vital Statistics, Minne- 

apolis ...... 

State Reformatory, Minneapolis 

State Treasurer, St. Paul 

Weather Service, Minneapolis . 

Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, St. Anthony 
Park 

Minnesota Geological and Natural History Survey, Minne- 
apolis 

Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul 

Mississippi. Governor 

State Treasurer, Jackson .... 

Mississipiji Agricultural and Mechanical College, Experi 
ment Station, Starkville 

Missouri. Auditor, Jefferson City .... 

Department of State, Jefferson City 

Insurance Department, Jefferson City . 

Railroad and Warehouse Commissioners, Jefferson 

City 

State Superintendent of Schools, Jefferson City 

Missouri Agricultural College Experiment Station, Co 
lumbia 

Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis 

Missouri World, Chillicothe, Mo. 

Modern Mexico, Publishers of, St. Louis . 

Monroe, James P. .... . 

Monroe, Will S., Westfield, Mass. 

Montana. Board of State Prison Commissioners, Helena, 

Bureau of Agriculture, Labor and Industry, 

Helena 

Industrial Home for Girls, Helena .... 

Secretary of State, Helena 

State Auditor, Helena 

Montana Agricultural Experiment Station, Bozeman 

Montgomery County Prison, Norristown, Pa. . 

Monthly Journal of Insurance Economics, Publishers of . 

Moore, Charles, Washington 

Moore, Clarence B., Philadelphia 

Moore, Frank 

Moore, Joseph A. 

Morgan, i¥i.ss Gwenllian E. F., Brecon, Wales . 

Moriarty, Dr. P. W 

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Morris, Miss Antoinette E. ... 

Morris, Homer A. ..... 

Morse, Prof. Edward S., Salem . 

Morse Institute Library, Natick 

Mt. Vernon Public Library, Mt. Vernon, N.Y. 

Mouvement Socialiste, Le, Publishers of, Paris 

Mullett, Rev. A. E 

Mumford, Br. James G 

Murdoch, John 

Murray School of Oratory and Acting 

Musee Social, Paris 

Musical Age, Publishers of, Xew York City 

Nahant Public Library, Xahant . 

Nash, 3frs. Bennett H. .... 

Nashville Banner, Nashville, Tenn. 1899-1900 subscription 

Natick, Town of 

National Academy of Sciences, Washington 

National Anti-Vivisection Society, Loudon 

National Association of Builders . . 

National Association of Manufacturers of the United 

States of America, Philadelphia .... 
National Association of Wool Manufacturers 
National Board of Fire Underwriters, New York City 
National Board of Trade, Philadelphia 
National Cash Register Co., Dayton, O. . . . 
National P^ducation Association, Washington . 
National (|)konomisk Tidsskrift, Publishers, Copenhagen 

Denmark ......... 

National Provisioner, Publishers of. New York City 
National Science Club, Washington .... 

National Skating Association of Great Britain, London 
National Watchman, Washington. 1899-1900 subscription 
Natural History Society of New Brunswick, St. John 
Natural Science Association of Staten Island . 
Nebraska. Adjutant-General, Lincoln 

Auditor of Public Accounts, Lincoln 

Board of Transportation, Lincoln . 

Bureau of Labor and Industrial Statistics, Lincoln 

Commissioner of Public Lands and Buildiugs, Lin- 
coln 

Girls' Industrial School for Juvenile Delinquents, 

Geneva 

Secretary of State, Lincoln ... 

State Board of Agriculture, Lincoln 

State Library, Omaha .... 

Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station, Lincoln 

Nebraska Independent, Lincoln . 1899-1900 subscription 

Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln 

Nelson, William, Paterson, N.J. 

Netherlands, Centrale Commissie voor de Statistiek 

's Gravenhage ....... 

Neuezeit Revue, Die, Publishers of, Stuttgart . 
Nevada. Governor, Carson City 

State Controller, Carson City . 

State Library, Carson City 

State Orphan's Home, Carson City . 

State Prison, Carson City 

Surveyor-General and State Land office. 

City 

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New Church Board of Publication, New York City . 

New England Anti-Vivisection Society 

New England Botanical Club 

New England Conservatory of Music, Beneficent Society 

New England Cotton Manufacturers" Association 

New England Deaconess Home, Training School and Hos- 
pital ......... 

New England Helping Hand Society . 

New England Historic-Genealogical Society 

New England Hospital for Women and Children 

New England Staaten Zeitung . 1899-1900 subscription 

New England Theosophical Corporation 

1899 subscription 

New Hampshire. Executive Department, Concord 

Governor, Concord 

Railroad Commissioners, Concord . 

Registrar of Vital Statistics, Concord 

State Board of Charities and Correction, Concord 

State Board of Health, Concord 

State Library, Concord 

State Treasurer, Concord .... 

New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic 
Arts, Durham ...... 

New Hampshii-e Medical Society, Concord 

New Haven, Conn., Mayor .... 

New Haven Register, New Haven. 1899-1900 subscription 

New Haven Free Public Library, New Haven . 

New Jersey. Adjutant-General, Trenton 

Bureau of Statistics of Labor and Industries 

Trenton 

Comptroller of the Treasury, Trenton . 

State Board of Assessors, Trenton ... 

State Board of Education, Trenton 

State Board of Health, Trenton 

State Libi'ary, Trenton ..... 

State Reform School for Juvenile Delinquents 

Trenton ....... 

State Treasurer, Trenton .... 

Weather Service, Trenton .... 

New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, New Bruns 
wick .......... 

New Jersey Historical Society, Paterson . 

New Jersey Training School for Feeble-Minded Children 
Vineland 

New London, Conn., Public Library .... 

New South Wales. Engineering Association, Sydney 

Government Board for International Exchanges 

Sydney ...... 

Government Statistician, Sydney . 

Legislative Assembly, Sydney . 

Public Library, Sydney . 

State Children's Relief Board, Sydney 

New York City. Board of Health 

Charity Organization Society 

Comptroller ..... 

Department of Education 

Police Department 

Street Railway Association 

New York State. Banking Department, Albany 

: — Board of Mediation and Arbitration, Albany 

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Centi'al New York Institution for Deaf-Mutes, 

Eome 

Department of Public Instruction, Albany 

Factory Inspectors, Albany 

Fisheries, Game and Forest Commission, Glens 

Falls 

Forest Preserve Board, Albany 

Governor, Albany ...... 

Inspectors of State Prisons, Albany 

Institution for the Improved Instruction of Deaf 

Mutes, New York City 

Insurance Department, Albany ... 

St. Joseph's Institute for the Improved Instruc 

tion of Deaf-Mutes, West Chester 

Secretary of State, Albany .... 

State Assessors, Albany .... 

State Board of Charities, Albany . 

State Board of Health, Albany 

State Charities Aid Association, New York City 

State Industrial School. Rochester 

State Institution for the Blind, Batavia . 

State Reformatory, Elmira .... 

State Weather Bureau 

Superintendent of State Prisons, Albany 

Tax Commissioner, Albany .... 

Utica State Hospital 

Willard State Hospital, Willard 

New York Central and Hudson River Railroad 
New York Chamber of Commerce, New York City . 
New York Civil Service Reform Association, >'ew York 

City 

New York Cotton Exchange, New 1 ork City . 
New York Free Circulating Library, New York City 
New York Infirmary for Women and Children, New 

York City 

New York Juvenile Asylum, New York City 

New York Medical Journal, Pi;blisher of, New York 

City 

New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden 

Foundations, New York City . 
New York School of Applied Design for Women, New 

York City 

New York Society Library, New York City 

New York State Society of the Cincinnati, New York 

City 

New York University, N.I., American Veterinary Col 

lege 

New York University Library, New York City 
New Zealand. Department of Labour, Wellington . 

Minister of Labour, Wellington 

Registrar-General, Wellington . 

Newark, N.J. Department of Public Health 

Prudential Insurance Committee 

Newark Free Public Library, Newark, X.J. 
Newberry, Spencer B. and W. B., Chicago 
Newberry Library, Chicago 
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Public Library, England 
Newfoundland. Colonial Secretary, St. Johns 
Newport, R.I., Board of Health . 
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"tfewton Free Library, Newton 

Niederauer, Henry ....... 

Nijhoff, Martinvis, The Hague, Netherlands 

Nims, George W. 

Nishi, Moromoto, Tokyo, Japan .... 

Nobile & Co 1899-1900 subscription 

Noerrenberg, Dr. Constantin, Kiel, Germany . 
Norman, Lionel ........ 

Norris, E. A., Albany 

North Adams Public Library, North Adams, Mass. 
North Carolina. Auditor, Raleigh .... 

Board of Health, Raleigh .... 

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Raleigh 

Governor ........ 

North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, Raleigh 

North Carolina Geological Survey, Raleigh 

North Dakota. Commissioner of Agriculture and Labor 

Bismarck ......... 

Commissioners of Railroads, Bismarck 

Secretary of State, Bismarck .... 

State Treasurer, Bismarck .... 

Weather Service, Bismarck .... 

North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, Fargo 
North Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, Cal 

houn .......... 

Northampton Public Library, Northampton, Mass. 
Northwestern University Library, Evanston, 111. 
Norway. Bureau Central de Statistique, Christiania 
Nottingham, England. University College, Free Public 

Libraries and Natural History Museum Committees 
Nova Scotia Historical Society, Halifax 
Nova Scotia Library Commission, Halifax 
Nova Scotian Institute of Science, Halifax 
Noyes, Isaac P., Washington . . .2 broadsides 
Noyes, James A., Cambridge ...... 

Nya Fiiderneslandet . . . 1899-1900 subscription 
Nva Osterns Weckoblad, Worcester, ISIass. 

1899-1900 subscription 

Oahu College, Honolulu 

Oakland Free Library, Oakland, Cal. 
Oakley Country Club, Watertown .... 
Oasis, Nogales, Ariz. . . . 1899-1900 subscription 
Oberlin College Library, Oberlin, O. ... 

Occult Publishing Co. 

O'Connor, Rev. James A., New York City 

Odd Fellows, Independent Order of, Mass., Hermann 

Lodge, No. 33 

O'Donnell, Bernard, Brooklyn, N.Y 

Ohio. Board of Education, Cincinnati 

Board of State Charities, Columbus 

Bureau of Building and Loan Associations, Co 

lumbus ........ 

Deimrtment of Inspection of Workshops, Factories 

and Public Buildings, Columbus 

Governor ........ 

Insurance Department, Columbus . 

Orphan Asylum, Columbus .... 

Secretary of State, Columbus 

State Board of Health, Columbus . 

Treasurer of State, Columbus 

Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station, Wooster 
Ohio Archaiological and Historical Society, Columbus 



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Oil and Coloriuan's Journal, Publishers, London 

Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station, Stillwater 

Old Orchard, Me., Town of 

Old Orchard Free Public Library, Old Orchard, Me. 

Oliver, Thomas E., Salem . 

Omaha, Neb., Board of Health . 

Omaha Public Library 

O'Neill, 2Iiss Catherine M. . 

Ontario. Bureau of Mines, Toronto 

Department of Agriculture, Toronto 

Department of Agriculture. Agricultural College 

and Experimental Farm, Guelph 
Department of Agriculture. Bureau of Industries, 

Toronto ........ 

Education Department, Library, Toronto 

Provincial Board of Health, Toronto 

Opera Glass, Publishers of 

Oregon. Governor ....... 

Secretary of State, Salem .... 

Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station, Corvallis 

Osborn, C. P 

Otis, Br. Edward O 

Outes, Felix F., Buenos Aires, Argentine Republic . 
Overstreet, Jesse, Indiana ...... 

Owens College, Manchester, England 

Oxford House, London ... 

Oxford LTniversity, Bodleian Library 

Packard, Charles M., Oakham, Mass. 

Page, Dr. Charles E. ...... . 

Paine, Albert W., Bangor 

Paine, Nathaniel, Worcester ..... 

Paine, Robert Treat 

Paltsits, Victor H., New York City .... 
Pan-American Exposition Co., Buffalo 
Pantaleoni, M., Geneva, Switzerland 

Pape, Eric 

Pareto, Vilfredo, Lausanne, Switzerland . 

Paris. Bibliotheque de TL^niversite de Paris, France 

Comite Central des Houilleres de France, France 

Societe de Statistique 

Park and Outdoor Art Association 

Park College Library 

Parker, Dr. W. Thornton, Westboro', Mass. 

Parker, William 

Parrish, Samuel L., New York City . 

Parsons, Prof. Frank 

Paterson, N.J., Free Public Library . 
Payne, William M., Sewanee, Tenn. . 

Peabody, Philip G 

Peabody Education Fund, Washington 
Peabody Institute, Baltimore 
Peabody Institute Library, Baltimore 
Peabody Institute, Danvers, Mass. 
Peavey Library, Eastport, Me. . 
Peffley, David F., Indianola, Ind 
Pennsylvania. Adjutant-general. Harrisburg 

Allegheny County Work House, Clermont 

Auditor-General, Harrisburg .... 

Commission of Soldiers' Orphan Schools, Harris 

burg 

Commissioner of Banking, Philadelphia 



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Department of Internal Affairs, Harrisburg . 

Department of the Factory, Harrisburg 

Governor ....... 

Insurance Commissioner, Harrisburg 

Institute for the Deaf and Dumb, Philadelpliia 

Institution for the Instruction of the Blind, Over- 
brook 

Secretary of the Commonwealth, Harrisburg 

State College Agricultural Experiment Station 

State Hospital for the Insane of the S.E, District 

of Pennsylvania, Xorristown ... 

State Library, Harrisburg .... 

State Penitentiary for the Eastern District, Phila 

delphia 

State Penitentiary for the Western District, Harris 

burg 

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia . 

Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery, Philadelphia 

Pennsylvania Historical Society, Philadelphia 

Pennsylvania Prison Society, Philadelphia 

Pennsylvania Society of the Colonial Dames of America 
Philadelphia 

Peoria Public Library, Peoria, 111 

Perkins, John M. ....... 

Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the 
Blind, Kindergarten for the Blind . 

Perry, Bev. Alfred T., Hartford .... 

Perry, Thomas Sergeant, Tokyo, Japan 

Perry, Warren E. 

Peters, William R. and John P., Xevr York City 

Petrer, John G., Woburn 

Philadelphia, Pa., Board of Health . 

Board of Public Charities 

Electrical Bureau ..... 

Free Library ....... 

Guardians for the Relief and Employment of the 

Poor 

Mayor 

Philadelphia Tract Association of Friends 

Philadelphia Board of Trade 

Philadelphia Bourse ....... 

Philadeli>hia City Institute 

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, Alumni Association 

Philadelphia Commercial Exchange .... 

Philadelphia Museums ... ... 

Philadelphia Record, Philadelphia, 1899-1900 subscrijition 

Philanthropist, Publishers, New York City 

Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.ll. 

Phonographic Institute Company, Cincinnati 

Picard, Alphonse et Fils, Paris . 

Pierce, George W. ..... 

Pierce, S. S., Co 

Pittsburgh, Pa. Bureau of Health . 

Filtration Commission 

Plumb, Charles S., Lafayette, Ind. 

Plummer, Dr. Edward M 



Plymouth Free Public Library, Plymouth, England 
Plymouth Incorporated Mercantile Association, Ply 
mouth, England ....... 

Poet Lore, Publishers of 

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Porter, Rev. Edward G. . . . 

Porter, Dr. William T. . . . 

Porter Memorial Library, Machias. Me. 

Portland, ]\Ie. Board of Health 

Portland Public Library 

Portland, Ore. Chamber of Commerce 

Portland Library Association 

Portland Evening Express, Portland, Me. 

1S99-1900 subscription 

Portsmouth, England, Free Public Libraries 

Portugal. Ministerio da Fazenda, Lisbon 

Ministro e Secretario d' Estado dos N 

Marinha e Ultramar, Lisbon 

Posse Gymnasium ..... 

Post Company, Washington 

Postal Recorcl, Publishers of, Washington 

Pott & Co., New York City 

Pottery Gazette, Publishers of, London 

Power Publishing Co., New Y'ork City 

Prasco Latinus, Publisher of, Philadelphia 

Prague, Bohemia, Statisticka Kommisse . 

Prang, Louis 

Pratt Institute Free Library, Brooklyn 

Prime, Temple, Uuntington, N.Y'. 

Prince, Rev. John F., West Newton, Mass. 

Princeton University, Princeton, N..J. 

Progress, Minneapolis, Minn. . 1899-1900 subscription 

Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Long 
Island, Brooklyn ........ 

Protestant Episcopal Church, Diocese of Massachusetts, 

Protestant Episcopal Church, Diocese of Massachusetts, 
Board of Missions ........ 

Protestant P^piscopal Church in the U.S. House of Depu- 
ties, Concord, N H. 

Providence, R.I. City Messenger 

City Registrar ........ 

Overseer of the Poor 

Providence Athenaeum, Providence 

Providence Athletic Association, Providence 

1899-1900 subscription to The Triangle 

Providence Public Libi'ary, Providence, R.I. 

Provident l^oan Society of New Y'ork, New York City 

Prussia. Koeniglich-Preussisches Statistisches Bureau 
Berlin 

Public, Chicago, 111. . . . 1899-1900 subscription 

Public Ledger, Publishers of, Philadelphia 

Publisher's Weekly, New Y'ork City ... 

Puget Sound Bureau of Information, Seattle, Wash. 

Pulsifer, William E., New Y'ork City ... 

Purdue University Agricultural Experiment Station 
Lafayette, Ind. ....... 

Putnam, Dr. Charles P 

Putnam, Prof. Frederic Ward, Cambridge 

Putnam, Herbert ....... 

Putnam, Dr. .John J 

Queljec, Canada, Board of Health .... 

Quebec and Lake St. John Railway, Montreal . 

Queen's College and University, Kingston, Canada . 

■Queensland, Registrar-General, Brisbane . 



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Quincy, Hon. Josiah 1 plan 

Quincy, 111., Free Public Library 

Quincy, Mass., City Hospital 

Quincy Patriot, Quincy 

Randell, Kufus, London 

Rantoul, Robert S., Salem . 

Reale Istituto Lombardo di Scienze e Lettere, Milan 

Record Publishing Co., Philadelphia. 

Redwood Library and Athenjeum, Newport, R.I 

Reed, Warren A., Brockton .... 

Reform Club Sound Currency Committee, New York City 
Reforme Sociale, La, Publishers of, Paris 
Reimer, Georg, Berlin 
Religious Tract Society, London 
Representative, Minneapolis . 1899-1900 subscription 
Republican Club of New York, Lincoln Dinner Com- 
mittee, New York City ....... 

Revue Socialiste, La, Publishers of, Paris .... 

Rhode Island. Adjutant-General, Providence . 
Board of State Charities and Corrections, Provi- 
dence . . . 

Bureau of Industrial Statistics, Providence . 

Commissioner of Public Schools, Providence 

General-Treasurer, Providence .... 

Governor, Providence 



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Rhode Island Agricultural Experiment Station, Kingston 
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence 

Rice, Franklin P., Worcester 

Richmond, Va., Health Department 

Richmond Free Public Library, Richmond, England 

Ricketts, Dr. B. Merrill, Cincinnati 

Riley, Prof. Franklin L., Oxford, Miss 

Ripley, Prof. William Z 

Riva, Peter 

Roberts, Eev. William H., Philadelphia .... 

Robinson, John, Salem 

Robinson, Mrs. Sara T. D., Lawrence, Kan. 

Rochester, N.Y. Board of Health 

Rochester Public Library, Rochester 

Rodwaye, A.lfred J 

Roe, Dr. E. D., .Jr., Elmira, N.Y 

Rolfe, Prof. William J., Cambridge 

Rollins, Miss Mary H. 

Roman World, Rome .... 1899 subscription 

Ronbroke Press, Los Angeles, Cal 

Rosenbach, Abraham S. W., Philadelphia 

Rosengarten, Joseph G., Philadelphia .... 

Ross, Hugh 

Ross, Waldo O., estate of . . . . 1.5 newspapers 

Rothschild, Alonzo, East Foxboro, Mass 

Roumania. Ministerul Agriculture! Industrel Comerciulul 

si Domeniilor, Bucaresci ...... 

Rovinsky, Dr. Alexander 

Rowe, Dr. George II. ^NI 

Rowell, Benjamin W. 

Roxbury Charitable Society ...... 

Roxbury Latin School 

Royal Astronomical Society, London .... 

Royal Geographical Society of Australia, Victorian 

Branch, Melbourne ........ 



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Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope 

Royal Society of Canada, Ottawa .... 

Rusling, Gen. James F., Trenton, N.J. 

Russia. Bureau de Statistique au Departement 

Douanes, St. Petersburg 

Comitt^ Central de Statistique, St. Petersburg 

Ministere de Plnterieur, St. Petersburg 

Rydingsvilrd, Lady Anna M. von 
Sachse, Julius F., Philadelphia 
Sage, Jfr.s. M. H., Billerica, Mass. 
St. George's Public Library, Loudon 
St. Giles Public Library, London 

St. John's Lodge 

St. Louis, Missouri. City Register . 

Comptroller .... 

Health Department 

St. Louis Architectural Club 

St. Louis Mercantile Library Association 

St. Louis Public Library 

St. Louis University .... 

St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford 

St. Martin and St. Paul Free Public Library, London 

St. Mary's College, Belmont, N.C 

St. Mary's (Uiild, Church of St. John the Evangelist 
St. Paul. Board of Workhouse Directors, Minnesota 

St. Paul Chamber of Commerce 

St. Paul Public Library, St. Paul .... 
St. Paul's Lodge, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons 
St. Petersburg, Russia. Bibliotheque de PUniversite Im 

periale de St. Petersbourg 
Sakeliarios, Rev. D. Z., Athens, Greece 
Salem Public Library, Salem 
San Francisco, Cal. Health Department 
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San Francisco Free Public Library, San Francisco . 

San Francisco Produce Exchange, San Francisco, Cal 

Sanborn, F. B., Concord, Mass. .... 

Sanger, George P. 

Sarraut, Maurice, Toulouse, France .... 

Saturday Evening Gazette . . 1899-1900 subscription 

Savannah Cotton Exchange, Savannah, Ga. 

Savary, John, Washington 

Saville, Leonard A., Lexington, Mass. ... 

Sawyer, Francis H., Clinton, Mass 

Saxe-Meiningen, Germany. Herzogliches Staatsministe- 
rium, Meiningen ........ 

Scandinavian Social Club 

1899-1900 subscription to Arbetaren 
Schermerhorn, Rev. M. K., Poughkeepsie, X.Y 
School Physiology Journal, Publisher of 
Schurz, lion. Carl, Washington 
Scranton Public Library, Scranton, Pa. 
Scudder, Samuel H., Cambridge 
Searles, Edward F., Methuen, Mass. . 

Sears, I)r. H. T 

Seattle Public Library, Seattle, Wash. 

Segura y Cabrera, Andres, Havana 

Sellers, Edwin J., Philadelphia . 

Service Beige des Echanges, Brussels 

Shakespeare Memorial Library, Stratford-upon-Avon 

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Sheldon, George, Deerfiekl, Mass. 
Sheltering Arms, Xew York City 
Shoemaker, JJr. John Y., Philadelphia 
Short, Prof. C, Kingston, Canada 
Shotwell, Ambrose M., Lansing, Mich. 

Shurtleff, Arthur A 

Sljthoff, A. W., Leyden 

Siiva, ifiss Louisa Y 

Simms, Dr. J., New York City . 
Siragusa, Francesco P. C. , Palermo . 

Skandinavia J 899-1900 subscri^jtion 

Skowhegan Free Public Library, Skowhegau, Me 

Slafter, Eev. Edmund F 

Slayton, Dr. George S. 

Slocum, Mrs. William H 

Sloyd Training School 

Small, Maynard & Co. ..... 

Smellie, Eer. Alexander, Thurso, Scotland 

Smith, Charles C. 

Smith, Mrs. Charles C. . . . 2 newspapers 

Smith, Huntington 

Smith, 3Iiss Zilpha D. 

Smithsonian Institution, "Washington 

Smyth, Thomas ........ 

Snow Hill Normal and Industrial Institute, Snow Hill 

N.C. 

Social Reform Union, Alhambra, Cal. 

Societatea Geografica Romina, Bucharest, Roumania 

Societe de Geographic, Helsingfors, Finland 

Societe de Geographie, Paris 

Societe de Geographie Commerciale de Bordeaux, Bor 

deaux, France 

Societe Generale Neerlandaise d' Assurances sur la Yie 

et de Rentes Yiageres, Amsterdam 
Societe ludustrielle de Mulhouse, Mulhouse, Germany 
Society for the Study of Inebriety, London 
Society of American Authors, New York City . 
Society of Arts, London ...... 

Society of Colonial Wars, Massachusetts . 
Society of St. Yincent de Paul, New York City 

Sohier, William D 

Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts, Trustees of, Chelsea 

Somerville Public Library, Somerville 

Sons of the American Revolution, Massachusetts Society 

Sons of the Revolution, Massachusetts Society 

Sons of the Revolution, Pennsylvania Society, Philadel 

phia 

Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, New 

York City 

South Australia. Public Library, Museum and Art Gal 

lery, Adelaide 

Registrar-General, Adelaide .... 

Woods and Forest Department, Adelaide 

South Carolina. Governor, Columbia 

State Board of Health, Columbia . 

State Treasurer, Columbia .... 

South Dakota. Railroad Commissioners, Pierre 

Treasurer, Pierre ...... 

South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, Brook 

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South End Industrial School 



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youth Shields, England, Pvxblic Library and Museum 
Southern Industrial Publishing Company, Atlanta, Ga 
Sparhawk, JV/is.s Frances C, Newton Centre, Mass. . 

Spatula, Publishers of 

Spokesman Review, Spokane, Washington, 

1899-1900 subscription 
Springfield City Library Association, Springfield, Mass . 

Squire, Henry 

Stackpole, Rev. Everett S., Lewiston, Me. 

Stampa 1899-1900 subscription 

Standard Publishing Co 

Stechert, Gustav E. , Estate of, New York City 
Stevens, Rev. Edward O., Waterville, Me. 

Stevenson, Mrs. Robert H. 

Stevenson, William M., Allegheny, Pa 

Stewart, Joseph B 

Stickney, Rev. Percy, New l^ork City .... 

Stieglitz, Alfred, New York City 

Stillman, James W 

Stirling's and Glasgow Public Library, Glasgow 
Stockholm, Sweden. Kongligt Biblioteket 

Sveriges Offentliga Bibliotek 

Stoeckel, Carl, Norfolk, Conn 

Stone, Alfred, Providence 

Stone, Frank R 

Stone, Prof. G. E., Amherst, Mass 

Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station, Middletown, 
Conn. .......... 

Strauss, Louis, Paris 

Street Railway Review, Publishers of, Chicago 
Strong, Dr. Augustus H., Rochester, N.Y. 
Stryker, Gen. William S., Trenton, N.J. 
Student's Journal, Publishers of, New York City . 

Sturgis, Mrs 

Sturgis, Dr. Russell 

Sturtevant, B. F. Co 

Styria, Austria, Statistisches Landesamt . . . . 
Sullivan & Cromwell, New Y^ork City . . . . 

Suite, Benjamin, Quebec 

Sunday Times, Minneapolis . 1899-1900 subscription 

Sunderland, Rev. J. T., Oakland, Cal 

Sunset Club, Chicago 

Superior Leader, Superior, Wis. 1899-1900 subscription 

Supino, Camillo, Turin 

Swan, Robert T 

Swank, James M., Philadelphia . . ..^ . 
Sweden. Kongliga Statistiska Central-Byran, Stockholm 

Sweetman, George H., Bedford, Mass 

Swift, Lindsay 

Swift, Morrison I., Los Angeles, Cal 

Swinnerton, Rev. Henry U., Cherry Valley, N.Y. 
Switzerland. Bureau Federal de tjtatistique, Bern . 

Bureau Federal des Assurances, Bern . 

Departement Federal des Finances et Peages, Bern 

Statistisches Bureau des Eidgenossischen Departe- 

ments des Innern, Bern 
Sydney, New South Wales, Free Public Library 
T. Square Club, Philadelphia .... 
Taber, C. A. M., Wakefield, Mass. 

Tapper, Thomas ' • 

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Taylor, Mi's. E. A 1 newspaper 

Teggart, Frederick J., San Francisco 

Teller, Hon. Henry M., Washington 

Temporary Asylum for Discharged Female Prisoners 

Dedhani, Mass. 

Tennessee. Comptroller of the Treasury, Nashville 

Governor ....... 

State Board of Health, Nashville . 

Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station, Knoxville 

Tenney, Miss Mary A. 

Te Winkel, Prof. J., Amsterdam .... 
Texas. Department of Agriculture, Insurance, Statistics 

and History, Austin . - . 

Governor ........ 

Institution for the Blind, Austin 

Railroad Commission, Austin 

State Penitentiaries, Austin .... 

Superintendent of Public Instruction, Austin 

Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, College Station 

Texas & Pacific Railway 

Textile World, Publishers of ... . 
Thayer Academy, Braintree, Mass. 
Theosophical Publishing Co., New York City . 
Thibodeau, Miss Lucy ..... 

Thirteenth Massachusetts Regiment Association 
Thomas, Rev. William H. .... 

Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy, Mass. . 
Thwing, Ren. Charles F., Cleveland, O. 
Tiffany, Rev. Francis, Cambridge, Mass. . 
Tiffany Glass and Decorating Co., New York City 

Tillinghast, Caleb B 

Tokyo Statistical Society, Tokyo, Japan . 
Toledo, O. Board of Health .... 
Toledo Public Library, Toledo, O. . . . 
Tolman, Miss Harriet S. . . . . . 

Tomkinson, Miss Alice 

Tompkins, Eugene ...... 

Topping, Henry, Tokyo, .Japan .... 

Toronto Public Library, Toronto, Canada 
Townsend, Dr. Charles W. . . 

Trask, William B 

Travelers' Insurance Co., Hartford, Conn. 
Trent, Austria, Civico Fisicato .... 

Trinity College, Durham, N.C 

Trinity College, Hartford, Conn. 

True, Henry, Marion, O 

Tsuhouchi, Y., Tokyo, Japan .... 
Tucker, Capt. Charlton, St. Albans, England . 

Tufts College, Mass 

Tufts Library, Weymouth, Mass. 

Tulane University of Louisiana, Now Orleans . 

Tupper, Alvaro B., Santiago, Chile . 

Twentieth Century Club 

Twickenham Free Public Lil)rary, Twickenham, England 
Union Pacific Railroad Company 
United Hebrew Charities of the City of New York 
United States Architect of the United States Capitol 

Civil Service Commission 

Commission of Fish and Fisheries . 

ConiTuission to the Paris Exposition 

Commissioner-General of Immigration . 



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United States Commissioner of Railroads 

Department of Agriculture .... 

Bureau of Animal Industry . 

Division of Agrostology 

Division of Biological Survey 

Division of Botany .... 

• Division of Forestry .... 

Division of Publications 

Farmers' Bulletin ..... 

Library ....... 

— Office of Experiment Stations 

— Section of Foreign Markets . 

— Weather Bureau . . . 248 maps 

— Weather Bureau, Boston Station . 
Weather Bureau, Climate and Crop Service 

Alabama Section .... 

— Weather Bureau, Climate and Crop Service 
Arkansas Section .... 

Weather Bureau, Climate and Crop Service 

California Section .... 
Weather Bureau, Climate and Crop Service, 

Colorado Section .... 
Weather Bureau, Climate and Crop Service 

Florida Section ..... 
Weather Bureau, Climate and Crop Service 

Georgia Section .... 
Weather Bureau, Climate and Crop Service 

Illinois Section ..... 
Weather Bureau, Climate and Crop Service 

Louisiana Section .... 
Weather Bureau, Climate and Crop Service 

Maryland and Delaware Section 
Weather Bureau, Climate and Crop Service 

Minnesota Section .... 
Weather Bureau, Climate and Crop Service 

Missouri Section .... 
Weather Bureau, Climate and Crop Service 

Montana Section .... 
Weather Bureau, Climate and Crop Service 

Nebraska Section .... 
Weather Bureau, Climate and Crop Service 

jSTew Mexico Section 
Weather Bureau, Climate and Crop Service, 

North Dakota Section ... 
Weather Bureau, Climate and Crop Service 

Ohio Section 

Weather Bureau, Climate and Crop Service 

Oklahoma Section .... 
Weather Bureau, Climate and Crop Service 

Oregon Section .... 
Weather Bureau, Climate and Crop Service 

Texas Section ..... 
Weather Bureau, Climate and Crop Service 

Washington Section 
Department of the Interior .... 
Acting Superintendent of the Sequoia 

National Park .... 

Bureau of Education .... 

Bureau of Indian Affairs 

Census Office ..... 

General Land Office .... 

Geological Survey . . 257 maps 



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United States Department Mine Inspector for the Indian 

Territory 

Mine Inspector for the Territory of New 

Mexico ..... 

Patent Office .... 

Pension Bureau .... 

: Superintendent of Indian Schools 

Superintendent of the Hot Springs Reserva 

tion 

Superintendent of the Yosemite National 

Park . 

Department of Labor 

Department of the Navy 

Brigadier-General of the Marine Corps 

Bureau of Construction and Repair 

Bureau of Supjilies and Accounts 

Hydrographic Office 

Judge Advocate-General 

Naval War Records Office . 

Ordnance Bu,reau .... 

Paymaster-General 

Department of State .... 

Bureau of Foreign Commerce 

Bureau of the American Republics 

Consuls 

Department of the Treasury . 

Bureau of Immigration 

Bureau of Navigation . 

Bureau of Statistics 

Coast and Geodetic Survey . 

Comptroller of the Currency 

Director of the Mint 

Division of Revenue Cutter Service 

Division of Special Agents . 

Internal Revenue Office 

. Life Saving Service 

• Lighthouse Board 

. . Marine Hospital Service 

. Register ..... 

■ Secretary ..... 

. Steamboat Inspection Service 

Supervising Architect . 

- Department of War 1 

Adjutant-General .... 

Commissary General of Subsistence 

. Department of Puerto Rico, Bureau of 

cation, San Juan 

Division of Customs and Insular Affairs 

• Engineer Department ... 6 maps 

Judge-Advocate-General 

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Surgeon-General . 
War Records Office 



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Industrial Commission 
Interstate Commerce Commission 
Library of Congress 
Military Academy, West Point 
Mississippi River Commission 
Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. 
Naval Institute, Annapolis, Md. 
Naval Observatory . 



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United states Post-Office Department, Postmaster-General 

Superintendent of Foreign Mails 

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations 

Superintendent of Documents 



Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile 
Universalist General Convention 
Universalist Sabbath School Union . 
Universitat Basel, Switzerland . 
Universite de Lille, Lille, France 
Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada 
University Club, New York City 
University College, Xottingham, England 
University of California, Berkeley 

Library ...... 

Trustees of the Phcebe Hearst Architectural Plan 

San Francisco, Cal. 
University of Chicago, Chicago 

Yerkes Observatory 

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati 

Observatory .... 

University of Colorado, Boulder, Col. 

University of Glasgow, Glasgow 

University of Illinois, Urbana 

University of Iowa, Iowa City . 

University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia 

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University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 

General Library 

School of Music 

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 
University of Nebraska, Lincoln 
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque 
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 

Free Museum of Science and Art . 

University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y'. 
University of Tennessee, Knoxville . 
University of Texas, Library, Austin 
University of the State of Missouri, Columbia 
University of the State of New Yoi-k, Albany 

Public Libraries Division 

State Entomologist .... 

State Library 

University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada . 

Library . . .... 

L^niversity of Vermont, Burlington . 
University of Virginia, Lynchburg 
University of Wisconsin, Madison 
University of Wyoming, Laramie 
L'niversity Settlement Society, New York City 

Updike, D. B 

LTpholsterer, Publishers of. New York City 

Upsala, Sweden, Kongliga Universitet 

Uruguay. Bureau d 'Echanges Internationaux de Publica 

tions, Montevideo ..... 

Direcci(')n de Estadistica General, Montevideo 

Direccion General del Registro del Estado Civil, 

Montevideo ........ 

Oficina de Deposito, Reparto y Canje, Montevideo, 

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Utah Agricultural Experiment Station, Logan 

Utica State Hospital, Utica, N.Y 

Utrecht, Holland, Bibliotheque de I'Universit^ 



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T'ancouver Board of Trade, Vancouver, B.C. . 
Vanderbilt Southern History Society, Nashville, Tenn 

Varney, George J 1 map 

Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 

Veeder, Dr. M. A., Lyons, X.Y. 

Vermont. Comissioners of Fish and Fisheries, Mont- 

pelier ......... 

Governor ........ 

House of Correction, Rutland 

State Library, Montpelier .... 

State Prison, Windsor 

Treasurer, Rutland 

Vermont Agricultural Experiment Station, Burlington 

Vermont State Medical Society, Burlington 

Victoria Public Library, Museums and National Gallery 

Melbourne, Australia 

Victoria Public Library of Western Australia, Perth 
Victoria University, Toronto, Canada ... 
Vinelaud Historical and Antiquarian Society, Vineland 

N.J 

Virginia. Governor, Richmond .... 

Treasurer, Richmond ..... 

Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, Blacksburg 
Virgina Railroad Co., Richmond , . . . . 

Volckmar, F., Leij^zig 

1899-1900 subscription to Nea Emera 
Volta Bureau, Washington 

Wade, J. M 

Walcott, G. H 

Walker, George H. & Co 

Walton, Major Clifford S., Washington 
Walton, Mrs. Josiah P. Muscatine, Iowa . 
Wanamaker, John, Philadelphia 
Wanganui, New Zealand, Public Museum 
Ward, John, New York City 

Ward, Langdon L 

Warren County Library and Reading Room, Monmouth, 

111 2 broadsides 

Washington State. Governor 

Washington, D. C. Board of Trustees of Public Schools, 

Franklin School ...... 

Washington Academy of Sciences, Washington 
Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va. 
Watchman Publishing Co. ..... 

Watertown, Mass. Health and Water Department 
Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, Mass 
Watrigant, Henri, Lille, France 
Wave, San Francisco .... 1899 subscription 

Webb, W. Seward, New York City ... 
Weekly Gazette, Colorado Springs, Col. 

1899-1900 subscription 
Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass. . 
Wells College, Aurora, New York 

Wendte, Rev. Charles W 

Wenham, Mass., Public Library 
Wesleyan LTniversity, Middletown, Conn. 

West, James H. Co 

West End Nursery and Hospital for Infants 
West Virginia. Auditor, Charleston 

Penitentiary, Charleston 

Reform School, Charleston 

Treasury Department, Charleston . 



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Western Australia. Registrar-General, Perth 
Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, O. 
Weston Town Library, Weston, Mass. 
Wetlierell, Miss Ellen F., Lynn, Mass. 

Wheeler, Asahel . 

Wheeler, Henry N 

Wheeler, Dr. John, Pittsfield, N.H. . 
White, James T. & Co., New York City . 

White, Jean 

Whitefiekl Public Library, Whitefield, N.H. . 
Whiting, Miss Lilian . 9 letters, 5 tickets and 

grammes 

Whitney, 3Iiss Alice L., Cambridge, Mass. 
Whitney, Prof. Henry M., Branford, Conn. 
Whitney, James L. . . .19 broadsides, 1 
Whitten, Bev. William V., Chariton, la. . 
Wickham, Clarence H., Hartford 
Wilbur, JJr. Cressy L., Lansing, Mich. 
Wilder, Prof. Burt G., Ithaca, N.Y. . 

Wildey Savings Bank 

Wilkes-Barre Times, Wilkesbarre, Pa. 

1899-1900 siibscription 
Willard, Mrs. Caroline C.,- Cambridge. 1 map, 1 broadside 
Willard, Miss Carrie E., Providence . . 8 leaflets 

Willard, Mrs. Robert, Cambridge .... 
William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Va. . 
Williams, Dr. Francis H. ..... . 

Williams, George H 

Williams, John, New York City ..... 

Willis, Dr. J. L. M., Eliot, Me 

Williston Seminary, Easthampton, Mass. . 
Wilmington Institute Free Library, Wilmington, Del 
Wilshire, H. Gaylord, Los Angeles, Cal. . 
Winchester Home Corporation for Aged Women 

Winder, John W 

Windeyer, Miss Margaret, Albany .... 

Winship, George Parker, Providence 

Winship, Thomas, Durban, Natal .... 

Winsor, Mrs. Justin, Cambridge .... 

Winthrop Public Library, Winthrop, Mass. 1 newspaper 

Wisconsin. Bank Examiner, Madison 

Bureau of Labor and Industrial Statistics, Madi 



Commissioner of Insurance, Madison 

Department of Public Instruction, Madison . 

Governor ........ 

■ Milwaukee Hospital for Insane, Madison 

Railroad Commissioner, Madison . 

State Board of Control of Wisconsin Reformatory 

Madison 

State Board of Health, Madison 

State Sui:»erintendent of Education, Madison 

State Treasurer, Madison .... 

Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station, Madison 
Wisconsin Free Library Commission, Madison 
Wisconsin Industrial School for Girls and Young Boys 

Madison 

Wisconsin State Historical Society, Madison 
Witherbee, Sidney A., Detroit, Mich. 
Woburn Public Library, Woburn 
Wolff, Miss M. Katherine .... 




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Wolfstein, Dr. David T., Cincinnati 1 

Wolverhampton Free Library, Wolverhampton, England 1 

Woman's Home Companion, Publishers of, Springfield, ()., 1 

Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, PhiladeliJhia 
Woman's Medical College of the New York Infirmary for i 
Women and Children, Xew York City . . . . I 
Women's Educational and Industrial Union . . . \ 
Women's National War Relief Association, New York 

City 1 

Woodbridge, S. Homer 2 

Woodbury, C. J. H 1 

Woods, James II. ....... . 1 

Worcester, Mass. Board of Health .... 

City of ....... . 

Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Mass. 
Worcester County Law Library, Worcester, Mass . 
Worcester Free Public Library, Worcester, Mass. . . 1 

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass. . . 1 

Working Girls' Vacation Society, New York City 
Working Men's College, Melbourne, Australia 
Wiirtemberg, Germany. Koenigliches Statistisches 

Landesanit ......... 

Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station, Laramie 

Yale College ,1 

Yale College Library 4 

Yale College Observatory 

Yale College, Office of Publications. . . 1 broadside 
Young Men's Christian Association of Harvard Univer- 
sity i 1 

Young Men's Christian Associations of North America, 
Springfield, Mass. ........ j 1 

Young Men's Christian Associations of North America, 

International Committee, New York City 
Young Men's Mercantile Library Association of Cin- 
cinnati .......... 

Zaehnsdorf, J., London 1 

Zion's Herald, Publisher of 11 

Zirngiebel, Miss Frances . 1 

Zoological Society of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan 

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APPENDIX XII. 



NEEDS OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



During the past year attention lias been called to the need of 
increased endowments for the Boston Public Library. Two 
editorials from Boston newspapers are here reprinted : 

" Bostonians are proverbially generous in supporting their 
great pubUc institutions. For this reason our citj'^ stands fore- 
most as a centre of learning, education and art. A simple state- 
ment of the fact that one of these institutions stands greatly in 
need of funds to carry on its work in the degree that its rank de- 
mands should, therefore, be sufficient to call forth a commensu- 
rate response. There seems to be a general impression that our 
Public Library is amplj^ provided l)y endowment and annual 
appropriations with the means to assure its due development 
along any lines of usefulness that it has to follow. This impres- 
sion is doubtless due to the gifts continuall}^ made by numerous 
benefactors, testifying to a more widespread interest in its wel- 
fare than is shown for any other public institution. The gifts, 
however, consist mainly of books and other additions to its 
collections, many of them of great value. In gifts of money the 
Public Library is the least favored of all the great institutions of 
learning, art, and education in the New England metropolis. 
The total of the endowments received since the foundation of the 
library, nearly a half-century ago, amounts to only $270,000. Of 
that sum only the income of $220,000 is available for the pur- 
chase of books. And, with the decreased earning power of 
money, this income is steadily diminishing. 

" Such an endowment is small in comparison with the amounts 
heaped upon Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology, and the Museum of Fine Arts in the same period. 
In importance, magnitude, and value of its work, the Public 
Library holds a rank that places it on a par with a great univer- 
sit}'. It stands as the foremost institution of its kind in the 
world. It is not only essential to its own well-being, but to the 
interests of Boston as a city, that this rank should be maintained. 
But, unfortunately, the library is so hampered by the lack of 
funds for the purpose, that, on its scholarh' side, it is relatively 
losing rank. Now that attention is called to this condition in the. 
annual report of the library trustees, just out, Boston public 
spirit should not allow this loss to continue. 

'• Many of our men of wealth are in the habit of looking about 
them to see what public institutions may best become objects for 



Library Department. 157 

beneficence in the way either of bequests or of gifts while living. 
It cannot be said to be exactl}' a fashion in the way of bequests, 
but there is a sort of routine commonly followed in such matters, 
so that benefactions of the kind are apt to be apportioned among 
certain groups of institutions. For a long time the Institute of 
Technology was overlooked, but it has now become well established 
as an object of generosity. Until recently the Museum of Fine 
Arts was comparatively poor in endowments, but it is now one of 
the richest of our institutions. There is no reason why the Public 
Library should not be given a place in the same list. 

"An institution of the kind necessarily must grow, and it 
must develop in manifold directions. The Museum of Fine Arts, 
by reason of the funds at its command, has become the leading 
institution of its kind in the world, in respect to certain of its 
departments. And lately it has been enabled to appear in the 
art markets of Europe in competition with the greatest museums 
of the old world, making in the past year or so the most important 
acquisitions in the way of classical antiquities anywhere achieved. 
In the same way, if adequately endowed, the Public Library 
might appear in the world's book markets and take its pick of the 
literary treasures that are constantly appearing on sale — treas- 
ures the possession of which are essential to the scholarlj^ rank of 
the institution. It should be remembered that the scholarly rank 
of the library is one of the important factors that make Boston 
a favorite among American cities for the most desirable class of 
persons seeking an attractive place of residence. 

" The prosperity of various leading public institutions has been 
actively enhanced by the practice, on the part of their friends, of 
'passing around the hat ' to obtain needed funds. It might be a 
good idea for influential friends of the Public Library to take 
organized action in a similar w^ay." — J^'rorn The Boston Herald 
of August 10, 1899. 



"It is beginning to be asked by those entrusted with directing 
the upward career of the Boston Public Library whether some- 
thing cannot be done to get more money for buying new books. 
The number and size of the cash gifts to the institution since the 
new building went into use has been so inconsiderable, especially 
from our own citizens, that we wonder if there is not some public 
misapprehension as to the financial situation. Can it be that 
Boston people have been misled by appearances to suppose that 
because the library lives in a fine house it has a large income ? 

"It is farthest from the thoughts of any one concerned for the 
library to belittle the benefactions which have descended upon it 
so generously and faithfully during these five years from friends 
who have known its needs. Again and again upon the records, 
often anonymously, stand presents of books, manuscripts, cash 
for books, cash for photographs, and such Hke contributions, 
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obliged to go out begging for a little money that the library 
might hold up its head among endowed competitors in auction 
sales. These are the friends of the hbrary when it has no other 
private friends, and it would be graceless thanks indeed to ignore 
or depreciate what they are doing. But the mere fact that it is 
found necessary to call upon such precarious sources of revenue 
to keep the collection even respectably near the forefront shows 
how wretchedly poor the establishment is, 

"If anybody supposes the trustees have no other official care 
but to sit in their luxurious room and count money, he would 
better read the history of the new building. It was put up whoU}' 
by appropriation of the city. After it was nominally finished, 
it was found that some changes had to be made, and the city 
went into its pocket again. There was no endowment fund that 
might be drawn upon. 

" Nor has the city made any attempt or any pretense of doing 
more than pay running expenses and buy the more popular books 
of which the library has made a specialt3\ The income from 
trust funds which can be spent for books is only $9,000, which is 
steadily decreasing, as the city of Boston bonds in which these 
funds are invested are replaced with bonds bearing a lower rate 
of interest, and last year the miscellaneous cash gifts already 
mentioned amounted to only about $4,000 more. It is out of 
$13,000 per annum that the librarian is expected to maintain 
his collection in its traditional position as a great storehouse con- 
taining all the important books there are. Is he doing it? 

" Mr. Herbert Putnam, in his report submitted after retiring 
from the librarianship, said he was not. He wrote : ' On the 
popular side the librar}- is developing nominally. Ou the scholarly 
side it is not developing in proper proportion. On this side the 
library is relatively losing rank. It will not, cannot, regain this 
rank, until the citizens of Boston come to its aid with further 
endowment.' 

" How does the library stand among libraries in this matter? 
Philadelphia spends this year $51,000 for books. Buffalo, with 
a population probably less than 300,000, spends $20,000. De- 
troit and Cleveland, with still less population, spend $8,000 to 
$10,000, quite out of proportion to our own estimate, while little 
Minneapolis, with perhaps 175,000 people, spends this year $12,350 
in books for its public library. Not one of these cities, excepting 
Philadelphia, approaches Boston either in population or in wealth 
and business solidity. Is it possible that when our men of means 
are made aware of the humiliating position into which our once 
proudly boasted ' greatest ' library seems in danger of falling, 
they will long permit the catalogue to show gap after gap in the 
realms of science, history, art and literature ? " — From the 
Boston Daily Advertiser of jSfovemher 20^ 1899. 



INDEX. 



Acting Librarian, 2, 7. 
Anthropology, list on, 18. 
Anti=slavery documents, 33. 
Appropriations, 9 ; general, 67 ; special, 68. 
Architectural plates, 20. 
Art, works of, 10. 
Assistant Librarian, 2, 7. 

Bates hall, 27. 

Bates hall card catalogue, 17, 59. 

Beethoven, statue of, 10. 

Benton, Josiah H., jr., Trustee, 2. 

Bierstadt, Oscar A., 27. 

Binding, 23. 

Books received, 10; payments for, 12; rec 
ommeudation for purchase, 17; use of, 
26, 27; missing, 21, 56; extent of Li- 
brary, 84; increase, 85; givers of, 108. 

Boston, maps and views of, 16. 

Bowditch, Henry P., Trustee, 5. 

Bowditch collection, restriction on, re- 
moved, 28. 

Branch department, report of, 49; Cen- 
tral Library, 56. 

Branches, 35, 49; classification, 52; 
circulation, .53; Sunday opening, 53; 
expenditures, 73; volumes in, 84; in- 
crease in books, 85. 

Broadway extension, 10; appropriation, 
69. 

Brown, Allen A., library of music, 38. 

Building appropriation, 9, 68. 

Buildings, 10. 

Card catalogue, 16, 24; Bates hall, 17, 59. 

Cards issued, 89. 

Catalogue department, 15. 

Catalogue of fiction, 16. 

Catalogue of fine arts department, 39. 

Catalogue of scientific books, 20. 

Chapman, Maria W., manuscripts, 33. 

Charlestown branch, 59. 

Children's department, 29. 

Children's reference room, 29. 

Circulation, 26, 27, 53, .55; Central Li- 
brary and branches, 92. 

Classification, 52; Central Library, 87. 

Co-operation, 19. 

Co-operative index of scientific peri- 
odicals, 15, 20. 

Custodian of Bates hall, 27. 

Deaths, ,57. 

Delivery stations, .54; circulation, .55; 

Sunday opening, 55; expenditures, 73. 
De Normandie, James, Vice-President 

of 15oard of Trustees, 2. 
Documents and statistics. Department 

of, 28; report, 40. 
Duplicates, 22. 
Dwight, Thomas, Trustee, 2. 

East Boston liranch, 59. 

Editor of Lil)rary publications, report, 18. 

Employees, list of, 99. 

Endowments, 8. 

Equipment, 10. 

Estlin, .John Bishop, manuscripts, 33. 

Ethnology, list on, 18. 

Examining Committee, 4; report, 58. 

Examining Ct)mmittee8, list of, 96. 

Exhibitions of pictures, 29, 37, 38. 



Expenditures, 8, 67. 

Fiction, 12; Italian, 12; percentage of, 27. 

Fiction catalogue, 16, 

Fiction Committee, 34. 

Finance, 7, 63. 

Fine arts collection, 13. 

Fine arts department, catalogue, 39. 

Fines, 3, 7, .59. 

Fleischner, Otto, Assistant Librarian, 

Ford, Daniel S., will, 8. 
Furnishing appropriation, 10, 68. 

Oarrison collection of manuscripts, 33. 
Qilts, names of givers, 108. 
Qreenough, William W., 2. 

Handel and Haydn society, 10. 
Hyams, Godfrey M., gift, 12. 

income, 3, 8. 

Index to pictures and plans of library 

buildings, 17. 
Inter-library loans, 26. 
issue department, 26. 
Italian fiction, 12; catalogue, 16. 

Lecture Hall,"35. 
Lectures, municipal, 17. 
Librarian, 1, 2, 6; report of, 6. 
Librarians, list of, 95. 
Library, extent of, 84. 
Library auditor, statement, 63. 
Library building, alterations in, 3. 
Library biiikling, Boylston street, 3. 
Library buildings. Index to pictures and 

plans of, 17. 
Library service, schedule, 99. 
Library system, 6. 
Lincoln, Solomon, President of Board of 

Trustees, 2. 

Mahoney, James, pupils of, 29. 
Manson historical library, 13. 
Manuscripts, 4, 33. 
Maps, 33; Boston, 16. 
Missing books, 21, 56. 
Montaiglon sale, 11, 12. 
Municipal lectures, 17. 
Music, 13. 

Newspapers, 31. 
Non=resident pupils, 26. 

Open shelves, 28, 52. 

Patents, 30; 

Periodical list, 19; at branches, 54. 

Periodicals, 31. 

Phelps manuscripts, 33. 

Phillips, Wendell, bust of, 10. 

Photographs, 13, 36. 

Pictures, exhibits of, 29, 37, .54; circula- 
tion of, 38. 

Prince, Frederick O., Trustee, 2. 

Printing, 24. 

Public scliools, teachers and pupils, 91. 

Publications, 16; sale of, 3, 7, 16; dis- 
position of, 26. 

Putnam, Herbert, Librarian, 1,6. 



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Recommendation of books lor purchase, 

Reference collection of books, 27. 
Registration, 20; statistics, 89, 
Resignations, 57. 
Ripley, Willi.am Z., 19. 

Savage, Philip Henry, 2. 

Schools, the Library and the, 29, 50. 

Scientific books, catalogue, 20. 

Scientific periodicals, index of, 15, 20. 

Scott, Sir Walter, bust, 35. 

Seats numbered, 28. 

Shelf department, 20. 

Shelf space, 22. 

Shuman, A., giver of a bust of Wendell 
Phillips, 10. 

Special appropriations, 9. 

Special libraries, 28, 87; report of depart- 
ment, 36. 



Stations, 35, 49. 

Statistics, Department of documents 

and, 28, 40. 
Sunday opening, 53, 55. 

Teachers and pupils in public schools, 

use of the library, 26. 
Trust funds, 70, 79. 
Trustees, report of, 1; President of, 2; 

Vice-President of, 2; list of, 94. 

Vacation playgrounds, 30. 
Views of Boston, 16. 

Walker, Francis A., memorial, 10, 69. 
Whitney, James L., Acting Librarian, 2, 
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