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FIFTIETH 



AXNL^AL REPORT 



I90M902 



TRUSTEES OF ,THE PUBLIC LIBRARY 

ON FEBRUARY i, 1902. 



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

JOSIAH H. BENTON, JR. JAMES DeNORMANDIE. 

Term expires May i, 1904. Term expires May i, 1905. 

HENRY P. BOWDITCH. THOMAS DWIGHT. 

Term expires May i, 1902. Term expires May i, 1903. 



Librarian. 
JAMES L. WHITNEY. 



FIFTIETH ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE TRUSTEES 



Public Library 



CITY OF BOSTON 



I90I-I902. 



BOSTON 
MUNICIPAL PRINTING OFFICE 

1902 



C O N T E N T S 



Report of the Trustees ..... 
Report of the Librarian ..... 
Supplements to the Report of the Librarian : 

A. Extract from the Report of the Chief of the Depart 

meut of Documents aud Statistics 

B. Extract from the Report of the Supervisor of 

Branches and Stations .... 

C. 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. Classiiication : Central Library . . broadside 
V. Classification : Branches .... 



VI. Registration ..... broadside 85 

VI L Circulation 87 

VIII. Trustees for Fifty Years. — Librarians . . 89 

IX. Examining Committees for Fifty Years . . 91 

X. Library Service (April 18, 1902), including Sun 

day and Evening Schedule .... 95 
XI. Description of the Decorations by Edwin A 

Abbey and John Elliott 104 

XII. Givers and Gifts 109 

XIII. Chronology of the Library . . . .153 



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TEBRIJAItY. I. 1002 

Map of Boston 

showing branches and delivery stations 

Public Library 



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Q = OEUVEPY STATION 



SOMERVILLE 




LIBRARY SYSTEM, FEBRUARY 1, 1902. 



Dep.\ktments. 


Opened. 


Volumes, 

Jan. 31, 

1902. 


Home use, 
Volumes, 
1901- 19U2. 


Ceutral Library, Copley sii. Established May 2, 18:4.. . 


Mar. 11, 1895 


635,.-)01 


445,826 


1 East Boston Branch 37 Meridian st 


Jan. 28, 1871 


12,623 


73,261 




May 1,1872 
July, 1873 


15,520 


87,774 


II Roxbury Branch, 46 Mlllmont .st 


34,8.32 


95,8i)3 






29,527 


58,338 
43,054 




*Jan., 1874 


15,218 


I Dorchester Branch, Arcadia, cor. Adams st 


Jan. 25, 1875 


17,107 


63,793 


t South End Branch, English High School Building, 


Aug., 1877 
Sept., 1877 
*Jan. 6, 1880 


13,415 


88,020 




13,607 


57,449 


t West Roxbury Branch, Centre, near Mt. Vernon sf — 


5,028 


27,879 


t Wesi End Branch Cambridge cor. Tjynde st 


Feb. 1 1896 


12,514 


137,713 


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


June 7, 1875 


128 


6,945 


B. Roslindale Reading Room, Washington, 




1,906 


40,823 


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


Dec. 27, 1881 


126 


5,237 


E. Neponset Delivery Station, 49 Walnut st 

F. ait. Bowdoin Reading Room, Washington, 


Jan 1 1883 




S 581 


Nov 1 1886 


1 014 


14,382 
12,i)25 


G. Allston Delivery Station, 14 Franklin st. ... 


Mar. 11, 1889 




" II. Ashmont Delivery Station, 4 Talbot ave 

J. Dorchester Station Delivery Station, 157 
Norfolk st 


Julv 26 1890 




10,158 


Nov. 12, 1890 




11,818 


" K. Bird Street Deliverv Station, 6 Wayland st. 


Jan. 22, 1892 




6,918 


L. Xorth Brighton Reading Room, 56 Mar- 
ket St.... . 


May 9, 1892 


103 


5,,542 


M. Crescent Avenue Delivery Station, 1002 






11,1.50 
16,473 
29,164 
16,267 


X. Mt. Pleasant Delivery Station, Dudley, cor. 


Apr. 29, 1892 




P. Broadway Exteu.sion Delivery Station, 13 




Q. Upham's Corner Delivery Station, 7.i2 Dud- 






R. Warren Street Delivery Station, 329 War- 






S. Roxbury Crossing Deliverv Station, 1154 
Tremont st ". 


Jan. 18, ,1897 


350 


15,702 


T. Boylston Delivery Station, Lamartine, cor. 


Nov. 1,1897 
Dec. 27, 1898 






U. Ward Xine Deliverv Station, 62 Union 
Park st 


322 


19,451 


" W. Industrial School Delivery Station, 39 


Nov. 3,1899 
Jan. 5,1901 


67 
216 




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


10,.503 


Z. Orient Heights Reading Room, 1030 Benning. 


June 25, 1901 


756 








Total 




812,264 











* As a branch. 

t In buildings owned by the Citv, and exdusivelv devoted to library uses. 

tin City buildings, in part devoted to other municipal uses. 

§ Occupies rented rooms. 

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



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CENTRAL LIBRARY, SECOND FLOOR. 




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CENTRAL LIBRARY, SPECIAL LIBRARIES FLOOR. 



To His Homor Patrick A. Collins, 

Mayor of the City of Boston : 

The Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston 
present the following report of its condition for the year end- 
ing January 31, 1902, being their fiftieth annual report. 

During the year Mr. Solomon Lincoln was reappointed a 
Trustee to serve for five years from May 1, 1901. The 
Board was organized in May, 1901, by the election of Mr. 
Lincoln as President and Dr. DeNormandie as Vice-President. 
Miss Delia Jean Deery was reelected Clerk of the cor- 
poration. 

The financial condition of the Library for the year covered 
by this report is briefly stated as follows : 

Expenditures. 



Salaries 

Books and photographs 

Periodicals . 

Newspapers 

General maintenance . 



$183,525 12 

39,417 78 

6,437 63 

1,739 01 

97,110 36 



S328,229 90 



Receipts. 

City appropriation 

Income from trust funds 

Miscellaneous sources, gifts, etc., 
including cash on deposit in 
London .... 



$302,000 00 
18,548 67 



7,681 23 



$328,229 90 



2 City Document No. 24. 

The Trustees append to this report the reports of the 
Librarian, of the Auditor and of the Examining Committee 
of Citizens. To all these reference must be had for a 
detailed account of the management of the Library. In 
this report it is unnecessary to furnish more than a general 
account of its affairs. 

The history of the Library is, as usual, a history of large 
expansion. There are now one hundred and seventeen 
agencies of the Library. Last year there were eighty-seven. 
These comprise the Central Library on Copley square, ten 
branch libraries, twenty-one delivery stations, forty-four 
schools (as against twenty-one at the time of the last report), 
thirty-three engine houses, and eight city institutions. Not 
merely have new stations been established, but the hours 
during which many are kept open have been extended. 

The cards of borrowers of books have increased from 
61,340 on January 31, 1901, to 72,902 at the close of the 
present year — a gain of 11,562. This increase indicates a 
large growth in the use of the Library. This use the Trus- 
tees endeavor to stimulate in various Avays. They have 
continued the exhibitions of photographs, illustrative of some 
subject of immediate popular interest, and have added many 
photographs by purchase. 

A series of lectures has been given on Monday evenings 
in the Lecture Room of the Library by eminent gentlemen. 
This year the subject of the series was " Methods of Munic- 
ipal Administration." No compensation is paid to the lect- 
urers, and the course occasions no expense to the Library 
beyond what is merely incidental. 

Requests for further expansions of the system are fre- 
quently presented to the Trustees, and in many cases they are 
meritorious. Some of the stations most recently established 
deliver more books than the earlier ones, but the Trustees, in 
their estimates of the needs of the Library, have never 
included provision for the establishment of new stations, and 
have left such provision to the liberality of the City Govern- 
ment. 

The need of a new building for the branch library at 
Charlestown is often called to the attention of the Trustees. 
They have made such arrangements in the rooms at present 
occupied by the Charlestown Branch as relieve the immediate 
pressure for more space, but although the sum of |i30,000 
has been appropriated by the city to provide a new library 
in this part of the city, the Trustees have not yet found a 
situation which seems to them satisfactory. 



Library Department. 3 

The number of volumes added to the Library during the 
year is 35,835. These were obtained partly by purchase, 
partly by gift, and a few by exchange and from other 
sources. The number of volumes in the Library at the close 
of the year covered by this report was 812,264. The report 
of the Librarian contains manj^ interesting details relating to 
the character of the additions to the Library. The home use 
of books taken from the Library during the year ending 
January 31, 1902, is 1,483,513, being an increase over the 
preceding year of 158,875. 

The demand for Avorks of fiction is always very large 
in any library of popular circulation, and in the selection of 
books of this sort the Trustees have received not only the 
assistance of the regular staff of the Library, but the valuable 
gratuitous aid of an efficient committee of ladies and gentle- 
men. The Trustees, however, are of opinion that most of 
the books of this character now published have little perma- 
nent or even temporary value, and have of late diminished 
the purchase of such books until their value can be tested by 
time. 

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



Samuel Wells, Chairman., 
Mrs. Mary E. Blake, 

Secretary., 
Thomas M. Babson, 
Rev. Carlos C. Carpenter, 
John H. Colby, 
Mrs. W. C. Collar, 
Mrs. W. H. Dewart, 
Rev. F. X. Dolau, 
Rev. Charles F. Dole, 
Mrs. Carl Dreyfus, 
James W. Dunphy, 



Mrs. Helena N. Gargan, 

Bernard Jenney, 

Miss Sarah Orne Jewett, 

Rev. Robert J. Johnson, 

William V. Kellen, 

Solomon Lincoln, 

Dr. William A. Morrison, 

Johnson Morton, 

William L. Parker, 

George Putnam, 

D. B. Updike, 

Miss Maria E. Wood. 



This committee was organized by the aj)pointment of 
various sub-committees, and its members gave much attention 
to the affairs of the Library. Their recommendations are 
exhibited as an appendix to this report, and always receive 
the careful consideration of the Trustees. 

The decoration of the ceiling in the Elliott Room, painted 
by ^Nlr. John Elliott, entitled " The Triumph of Time," was 
completed and made public on the 17th of March, 1901. 



4 City Document No. 24. 

The removal of the gallery in this room and the new book- 
cases which have been placed there have made this room one 
of the attractive features of the Library. 

During the year Mr. Edwin A. Abbey's series of panels 
illustrating " The Quest and Achievement of the Holy 
Grail " has been completed and placed in the Delivery 
Room. These paintings constitute something much more 
important than a beautiful decoration. Mr. Abbey has 
given to them many years of faithful and interested labor, 
and while he has thus added to his own fame the Library 
has acquired a work of very high and permanent artistic 
value. 

The Department of Statistics and of Manuscripts and 
Broadsides, recently established and in charge of Mr. 
Worthington C. Ford, continues to justify the wisdom of its 
establishment. It is much resorted to, and has received 
important additions by purchase and exchange. Frequent 
inquiries are addressed to it, and it has proved of great 
service, especially to a country like our own, where new 
questions of public economy constantly arise. 

The publications of the Library have been continued 
as heretofore established, and much interesting historical 
matter has been published in the Monthly Bulletins. While 
the Trustees are aware that publications by the Library are 
of secondary importance to the purchase and distribution of 
books, they yet find that such publications attract attention 
to the Library, spread its fame, and are a distinct source of 
valuable returns to it. 

A considerable part of the expenditure of the Library and 
of the work of the Library Staff is devoted to the extension 
and completion of the catalogue. This expenditure and 
labor are of prime importance and absolutely necessary in 
order to render the contents of the Library available, but the 
details of this service are too intricate to be treated in a 
general report, and reference must be had to the special 
reports hereto appended. 

Gifts to the Library are numerous, largely of single works. 
These are partially recounted in the Librarian's report. The 
Trustees continue to hope that the Library may be the 
continued object of large gifts and bequests. It is froin such 
sources that it must derive the more valuable additions which 
give to it a high and permanent rank. 

We are approaching the completion of fifty years since the 
opening of the Library. From modest beginnings it has 
grown to be one of the great libraries of the world, and the 



LiBKARY Department. 5 

first great library provided by and for the people. It is a 
credit to the intelligent liberahty of the city. The Trustees 
have in contemplation some mode of signalizing the com- 
pletion of the fifty years. 

Solomon Lincoln, 

President. 

James De Normandie, 

Vice President. 

JosiAH H. Benton, Jr. 

Henry P. Bowditch. 

Thomas D wight. 

May 16, 1902. 



City Document No. 24. 



LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. 



To the Board of Trustees : 

The report of the Librarian for the year ending January 
31, 1902, is hereby submitted. 

THE LIBRARY SYSTEM. 

The Library system of agencies now comprises : 

The Central Library on Copley square. 

Ten branch libraries, with permanent collections of books. 

Twenty-one delivery stations (of which ten are reading- 
rooms), two service stations, and nine shop stations. A new 
reading-room has been established during the past year, and 
two stations changed to reading-rooms. 

Of agencies receiving books on deposit there are fortj^-four 
schools, as against twenty-one the preceding year (eighteen 
supplied from the Central Library and twenty -six from the 
branches); thirty-three engine-houses, as against twenty-nine 
in 1900, and eight city institutions, as against six the 
preceding year. 

In all, there are one hundred and seventeen agencies, as 
against eighty-seven a year ago. 

FINANCE. 

The receipts and payments of the Library for the year 
may be found in the statement of the Auditor of the Library 
(Appendix I. of this report). 

The sum of $4,000 has been received as a legacy from the 
Late Abram E. Cutter, of Charlestown. By the will the 
Library is to receive his library of books, subject to a life 
interest for his widow. 

BUILDINGS, EQUIPMENT, AND GENERAL 
ADMINISTRATION. 

Changes, long desired, have been effected by which the 
temperature of Bates Hall has been made satisfactory. The 
thermometer, which at half past nine A.M. during the 
winter, has hitherto registered from 58° to 64° Fahrenheit, 



Library Department. 7 

noAV stands at 70°, and, by means of the tlieimostat, is 
kept fixed at a desired point. It is believed that this 
improvement will be accompanied by a reduced consumption 
of coal. The steam pipes in the inside gutters of the 
building liaving worn out, have been replaced by stronger 
brass tubing. The boilers have been reset in brick from 
the foundation up. Needed repairs have been made upon 
the piping connected with the radiators. 

The ventilation of the Catalogue Room and other parts of 
the Library has been improved. 

The machinery of the Library (its engines, dynamos, 
elevators, etc.) has run regularly and without any accident. 
These receive official inspection at stated intervals. 

Works of Art. 

the elliott decoration. 

The ceiling decoration by Mr. John Elliott, " The Triumph 
of Time," was made public on March 17, 1901, in the 
Elliott Room. The gallery of this room, which interfered 
with a view of the picture, has been removed. New book- 
cases have been built, to which the President John Adams 
Library has been transferred. The room is now distinctly 
attractive, and the decoration is seen to its full advantage. 

THE ABBEY DECORATIONS. 

The concluding portion of the Holy Grail series of decora- 
tive panels, painted by Mr. Edwin A. Abbey, has been 
received and put in place in the Delivery Room of the Library. 
The ceiling has been elaborately treated, ornaments in lead, in 
low relief, having been applied to the beams and painted 
with a slight use of gold. The decoration has been kept 
subordinate to Mr. Abbey's paintings, and the original 
scheme of JSIessrs. McKira, Mead & White, the architects, 
carried out, as in the Elliott Room, by Mr. H. M. Lawrence, 
the contractors being the Lewis F. Perry & Whitney Company 
of Boston. 

Descriptions of these two decorations are printed in an 
Appendix to this report. 

The walls of the upper hall have been prepared for the 
installation of a second part of the Sargent decorations. 

Books Received. 

The following record of the additions to the Library for 
the past year is taken from the report of Miss Theodosia E. 



Volumes. 


Volumes. 


Volumes. 


13,741 


9,437 


23,178 


6,804 


221 


7,025 


436 


— 


436 


2,317 


434 


2,751 


2,445 


— 


2,445 



8 City Docuivient No. 24. 

Macurdy, Chief of the Ordering and Receiving Department. 
These accessions, as distinguished from the number of books 
which have actually reached the shelves, and excluding mere 
transfers from one department to another, number 35,835 
volumes, as against 37,179 in 1900, and 30,506 in 1899. 
They are distributed as follows : 

Central Librarj', Branches, Total 

Added by purchase .... 

Added by gift 

Added by exchange .... 

Added by periodicals, bound 

Added by Statistical Department (gifts) 

Total 25,743 10,092 35,835 

The number of volumes in the Library, January 31, 
1902, was 812,264. 

Books bought for the Central Library : 

City appropriation 11,924 

Trust funds 1,817 

13,741 

Books bought for branches : 

City appropriation 8,039 

Special appropriation 491 

Fellowes Athenaeum 907 

9,437 

23,178 

The sum paid for books, periodicals and newspapers was 
149,232.21, as against $44,575.20 for the preceding year. 
This amount includes 1587.79 paid from a special appropria- 
tion for Station P (Broadway Extension), and $1,050 paid 
by the Fellowes Athen?eum for the Roxbury Branch. The 
total is the largest sum ever spent in a single year by the 
Library, and it has been enabled thereby to obtain many val- 
uable books and manuscripts, in addition to the current 
publications of popular interest. 

The payments for 1901-2 have been as follows: 

City money expended for books: 
For the Central Library (including Deposit 

Collection) $18,612 33 

For branches 9,509 18 

$28,121 51 

Amount carried forward $28,121 51 



Library Department. 9 

Amount broug/it forward $28,121 51 

City money expended for periodicals: 

Central Library $4,731 08 

Branches and stations 1,706 55 

6,437 63 

Total city money expended $o4,559 14 

Trust funds expended for books . . . $10,809 66 
Trust funds expended for newspapers . . 1,739 01 

Total trust funds expended .... 12,548 67 

In addition to these amounts purchases were 
made from the follo\Ying special funds : 

Numismatic fund $122 52 

Hyams gift 108 60 

Carnegie gift 113 86 

Dunphy gift 12 22 

Mrs. John A. Lewis gift 67 19 

Hemenway gift 62 22 

486 61 

Station P (Broadway Extension), special appro- 
priation $587 79 

Fellowes Athenaeum 1,050 00 

1,637 79 

Total amount paid for books, periodicals and news- 

papers, 1901-2 $49,232 21 



The accessions of the year comprise a large number of 
notable books and groups of books. Conspicuous among 
these are: Illuminated manuscripts, Incunabula, American 
colonial histories, including broadsides and manuscripts, old 
Boston newspapers, English literature and drama, sixteenth 
through the eighteenth centuries; Fine arts and Architecture, 
Photographs, Works in sociology, natural history, American 
poetry, forestry. Books in Polish and in modern Hebrew. 

ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS. 

Last year the attention of the Trustees was directed to the 
fact that the Library possessed but few specimens of early 
manuscripts illustrative of bookmaking before the invention 
of printing, or before the printer and engraver had super- 
seded the scribe and illuminator. Arrangements were made 
with Mr. Sydney C. Cockerell of London, to obtain for the 
Library a series of manuscripts which should exhibit as far 
as possible the characteristic writing and illumination of the 
time in which they were produced. The manuscripts thus 
acquired comprise examples from the twelfth to the sixteenth 
century, some thirty-five in all, of which a few are herewith 
noted. 



10 City Document No. 24. 

Comestor, Petrus (Hystoria scolastica). Manuscript of 
the twelfth century, on vellum, folio, written in Gothic 
letters, with painted red capitals. 

Bihlia Sacra Latina^ 461 folios. — Illuminated initial 
letters ; the text rubricated throughout A French manu- 
script on vellum of the late thirteenth or early fourteenth 
century, from the library of William Morris. Mr. Cockerell 
states that this manuscript was regarded by Mr. Morris with 
especial affection on account of the extraordinary beauty of 
the pen initials in it. 

Latin Psalter, 155 folios, small folio. — An English manu- 
script on vellum of the first half of the fifteenth century, 
containing Calendar, Psalms, Canticles, Litany and Collects. 

Histoire Universelle. — Cysensuit la genealogie de la Bible 
qui monstre et dit combien chascun aage a dure depuis le 
coinencement du monde iusques al advenemt Jim Crist . . . 
avec les Papes Empereurs, Rois de Jerusalem depuis Godefroy 
de Bouillon, Rois de France et Rois d'Angleteire jusque en 
Ian MCCCIIII. This is a fifteenth century manuscript 
vellum roll, thirty-nine feet long, with fifty-nine painted and 
illuminated miniatures, illuminated capitals and marginal 
decorations. From the Barrois Collection of the Earl of 
Ashburnham. 

INCUNABULA. 

To the collection of incunabula in the Library ten books 
printed in the latter part of the fifteenth century have been 
added, one of which, Barberiis, P. de, Opusculum de vati- 
ciniis Sibillarum, Colophon, Impressum Oppenheim, 1498 (?), 
contains thirteen full-page woodcuts. Another is a folio 
Bible, the first book printed at Wiirzburg, circa 1475. 

COLONIAL HISTORY. 

Among the American historical documents obtained are 
Acts and Resolves of Rhode Island, seventy-four in all, 
covering with some exceptions the period from 1761 to 1796. 
The broadsides include one sent out by the Committee of 
Safet}^ July, 1775, beginning: "Gentlemen. In obedience 
to the Order of Congress w^e have proportioned thirteen 
thousand Coats on all the Towns and Districts . . ."; this 
has attached a specimen of the cloth required ; a Thanksgiv- 
ing Proclamation (Massachusetts Colony), 1749, and a Fast 
Day Proclamation, 1776. 

To the files of early Boston newspapers have been added 
nearly 200 numbers of the Boston News-Letter, 1747-1768; 



Library Department. 11 

fifty numbers of the Massachusetts Gazette, 1772-4 ; twenty- 
seven numbers of the Boston Pilot, 1812, and 218 numbers 
of the Chronotype, 1847-1851. A copy of the Boston 
Directory for 1798 has been obtained, which completes the 
Library file from 1780-1901, with the exception of 1815. 
Numerous New England Primers from 1758 on have been 
secured. 

ENGLISH LITERATURE. 

The collection of English dramatists has been increased by 
fifty volumes, among them first editions of Thomas Southern's 
Oroonolvo, 1696 : Sir William Davenant's Platonick lovers, 
1636 : Lady Elizabeth Carew's (or Carey's) Tragedie of 
Mariam, 1612 ; and Francis Kirkman's True . . . catalogue 
of all the comedies, tragedies, . . . pastorals, masques and 
interludes . . . yet printed and published till . . . 1671. Also 
sixty volumes of sixteenth and seventeenth century writings, 
notably Michael Drayton's Poly-Olbion, 1612, 1622, first 
editions, the two parts in one volume ; Dictys Cretensis, The 
avncient historic and onely trewe and syncere cronicle of the 
warres betwixte the Grecians and the Troyans . . . wrytten 
by Daretus a Troyan and Dictus a Grecian . . . digested in 
Latyn by . . . Guydo de Columpnis and . . . translated in to 
Englyshe verse by John Lydgate Moncke of Burye . . . 1555 ; 
Thomas Moffett's The silkwormes and their flies, 1599 ; and 
William Langland's Vision of Pierce Plowman now fyrste 
imprynted, Colophon, . . . 1550. Black letter. To the 
Charlotte Harris Collection were also added one hundred 
volumes, largely the writings of English theologians of the 
seventeenth century, but including also other writers of an 
earlier period. Of these perhaps the most interesting is 
Melanchthon's Loci Prsecipvi theologici, Lipsiae, 1553. This 
is said to have been Melanchthon's own copy, and to be 
annotated in his handwriting. 

FINE ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE. 

A few tj^ical accessions to the collection of Fiije Arts 
and Architecture should be mentioned. The current acqui- 
sitions have been unusually large and represent a careful 
selection of material found in a mass of catalogues, pros- 
pectuses and lists, and from books offered for examination. 
They include Steinmann, Die sixtinische Kapelle, ^Nliinchen, 
1901, of which the first part has appeared; Furtwangler and 
Reichhold, Griechische Vasenmalerei, Miinchen, ] 900 ; 
Gurlitt, Historische Stadtebilder, B. 1, 2, Berlin, 1901 ; 



12 City Document No. 24. 

Lessing, Die Gewebe-Sammlung des Koniglichen Gewerbe- 
Museums, 1901 ; Sarre, Denkmiiler persischer Baukunst, 
Berlin, 1901 ; and Nolhac, La Creation de Versailles, Paris, 
1901. 

NATURAL HISTORY. 

The sale of the Milne-Edwards library in Paris, last 
summer, gave an opportunity to secure a good collection of 
works (many of them classics) on natural history. Among 
them are the following: Audebert et Vieillot, Oiseaux dores, 
ou a reflets mdtalliques, Paris, 1802, 2 vols., large folio, 
colored plates; Dumeril et Bibron, Erpetologie generale, 
Paris, 1834-54, 10 vols, and atlas of 102 plates; Lesson, 
Histoire naturelle g^n^rale et particuliere des mammiferes et 
des oiseaux decouverts depuis la mort de Buffon, Paris, 
1834-36, 10 vols. ; Dictionnaire classique d'histoire naturelle, 
par Messieurs Audouin, Bourdon . . . et Bory de Saint- 
Vincent, Paris, 1822-31, 16 vols, and atlas of colored plates. 

AMERICAN POETRY. 

To the Longfellow Memorial Collection, 130 volumes of 
American poetry, published between 1800-1860, have been 
added. 

PARIS EXPOSITION LITERATURE. 

In 1900 arrangements were made to collect the official 
literature of the Paris Exposition, and also the publications 
of all the congresses which assembled in Paris during that 
time. About two hundred volumes were obtained by 
purchase and a number by gift. 

SPANISH. TICKNOR COLLECTION. 

Numerous works have been obtained for the Ticknor 
Library, including Francisco de Berganza, Antiguedades de 
Espana, Madrid, 1719-21, 2 vols.; Cancionero general agora 
nuevamete aiiadido, Toledo, . . . 1527. Also, Nunez de 
Guzman, Hernan, Refranes, o proverbios en romance, Sala- 
manca, 1555. 

SERIALS. 

The following sets of serials were added in 1901 : Archives 
de pharmacodynamic, Paris, 1895-1901; Bijdragen tot de 
natuurkundige wetenschappen, Amsterdam, 1826-32 (all 
published) ; Bulletin de la Soci(5te de Thistoire de Paris et 
de rile-de-France, 1874-1901 ; Journal of physiology, liOndon, 



LiBKAijY Department. 13 

vols. 1-17, completing the Library set; Korean repository, 
Seoul, Korea, 1892-98 (all published); Monthly magazine, 
London, 33 volumes, which filled gaps in the Library set 
from 1796-1860. 

Other purchases are as follows: Luthers Werke, Kriti- 
sche Gesammtausgabe, 24 vols., Weimar, 1883-1901 (a few 
volumes of this superb work are still to be published) ; 
Prussia, Koniglich-preussisches statistisclies Bureau, Preus- 
sische Statistik, 1861-98,59 vols.; Schriften des Vereins fiir 
Socialpolitik, 1873-1901, 82 vols.; Homer, Ilias cum scholiis, 
codex Venetus A, ^Marcianus 454 phototypice editus, Lugduni 
Batavorum, 1901 (Codices Graeci et Latini photographice 
depicti, duce Scatone De Vries. Vol. 6); Giacosa, Piero, 
Magistri Salernitani nondum editi, catalogo ragionato della 
esposizione di storia della medicina aperta in Torino nel 
1898, Torino, 1901, with manuscripts reproduced ; Zichy, 
Jeno, Dritte asiatische Forschungsreise, Budapest, 1901 (2 
vols, published). 

A copy of the following has been received: The faerie 
qveen : The shepheards calendar: together with the other 
works of England's arch-poet Edm. Spenser. Collected into 
one volume, and carefully corrected. (London.) Printed by 
H. L. for Mathew Lownes, 1611. Bound by Broca in full 
red morocco. This is properly the first collected edition of 
Spenser's works. 

With the income of the Dr. Samuel A. Green fund has 
been obtained Benjamin Franklin's copy of The history of 
the British Dominions in North America, London, 1773 
(Anon.). This book was formerly owned by Josiah Quincy, 
who purchased it out of Franklin's library. It has passages 
marked by Franklin, indicating that he wrote them. 

The Library has received also Stanford's London atlas of 
universal geography, Folio edition, 2d issue, enlarged, Lon- 
don, 1898, 100 maps. 

At Dr. Henry P. Bowditch's suggestion, Drs. J. C. War- 
ren, R. H. Fitz, and J. C. White recommended a list of books 
for purchase suitable for collateral reading for medical stu- 
dents. The Library has subscribed to the series of Yale 
Bicentennial Publications ; to the Victoria History of the 
counties of England ; to tbe Reports of the Princeton Uni- 
versity expeditions to Patagonia, 1896-99; to the Massa- 
chusetts Vital records, publications undertaken by the New 
England Historic-Genealogical Society ; and to the proposed 
reproduction of the Codex Venetus of Aristophanes by the 
Archaeological Institute of America, and the English Society 
for the promotion of Hellenic Studies. Admission has been 



14 City Document No. 24. 

granted to membership in the following societies : Alcuin 
Club, London (for promoting the study of the history and 
use of the Book of Common Prayer), Gesellschaft fiir 
romanische Litteratur, Dresden (for the issue of critical 
editions of unpublished and rare manuscripts) ; and the 
Type Facsimile Society, Oxshott (for the reproduction of 
rare types). 



SPECIAL PURCHASES OF POPULAR BOOKS. 

The new reading-room, at Orient Heights, has been sup- 
plied with the usual equipment of books, consisting of about 
800 volumes, including reference books on history, biography, 
geography and popular natural histor}-, together with ency- 
clopsedias and dictionaries. About a hundred volumes of 
standard and current fiction were also bought for this reading- 
room, and a few books on history and literature in the Italian 
language. Eleven popular periodicals were also subscribed 
for. The cost was $1,292.70. An expenditure of $443.57 
has been made for lioslindale this year, to supplement the 
collection of books bought in 1900. A collection of reference 
books, which included Rolfe's edition of Shakespeare in forty 
volumes, Lippincott's Dictionary of biography. Harper's Book 
of facts. Rand and McNally's Atlas, etc., was bought for the 
various stations. Unusually large purchases for the Charles- 
town Branch have been made and brought up the outlay to 
$1,535 for the year. 



The current fiction added in 1901, 3,938 volumes, has 
exceeded by 506 volumes the number added in 1900. The 
total number of volumes of fiction added (including replace- 
ments and additional cojoies) was 8,014, at a cost of $7,868.12, 
as against 6,473 volumes bought in 1900 at a cost of $5,867.48. 
The expenditure this year for fiction is about 28 per cent, of 
the total city appropriation spent for books. 

Besides printed books the followmg have been bought : 

551 photographs. 25 plates. 

22 maps. 53 manuscript bills, etc. 

181 manuscripts. 12 documents, signed (revo- 

22 manuscript volumes. lutionary period). 

102 broadsides. 31 pieces of Continental cur- 
618 newspapers. rency. 



LiBKAKY Department. 15 



AUCTION SALES. 



Bids have been made at thirty-six auction sales. The 
amount of money authorized was 83,959.25; tlie sura spent 
was 82,784.65. The advantage of sending a Library repre- 
sentative to important sales has been clearly shoAvn. 

THE RECOMMENDATION OF BOOKS FOR PURCHASE. 

The acknowledgments of the Librar}^ are due to tlie friends 
who have suggested the titles of books for purchase. Mr. 
Thomas S. Perry, who has lately returned from Japan, now 
continues the aid which he has generously given for many 
years. 

The Fiction Committee have read 763 works of fiction, 
including children's books, as against 683 the preceding year. 
Of these, 422 were accepted by the Trustees, including twenty- 
seven unfavorably reported on by the committee, and 335 
were rejected, including 107 favorably reported on. 

In addition to what has been done b}^ this committee, all 
works of fiction are looked over by members of the Library 
staff. Under these conditions it would seem wise for this 
Library to grapple with such books as they are received, and 
after a careful examination to select the best rather than to 
defer action for a year, or three years, as has been suggested. 

Care is taken when certain books are worn out to replace 
them by those of enduring worth. As a result of this sifting, 
the fiction read at this Library has improved in quality. 

There were bought last year 3,938 copies of works of 
current fiction, as against 3,191 in 1900, and 2,169 in 1899. 
In 1901 the expense was |3,613 ; in 1900, 82,750 ; and in 
1899, 81,861. 

The Catalogue Department. 

A long-desired change has been made in the Bates Hall 
•card catalogue. New cases having been added, the entire 
collection of cards has been shifted, and equipped with a 
single rod, replacing the clumsy double rods heretofore used. 
This change involved the trimming and punching of not less 
than 1,200,000 cards, and their readjustment in the 2,100 
cases of that catalogue. This laborious work has been done 
by Mr. Rice, Mr. Brennan and Mr. Reardon, to whom an 
especial acknowledgment is due. 

In the report of Mr. Edward B. Hmit, Chief of the Cata- 
logue Department, are the following tables : 



59,745 

33,988 


61,817 
38,521 


23,352 

15,996 

20,111 

7,329 

5,508 


23,867 
17,341 
23,898 
11,641 
4,104 


10,774 
10,202 


9,948 
6,724 



16 City Document No. 24. 



Number of volumes and parts catalogued or 

recatalogued 

Number of titles for the same 

These totals include the following items 

Number of new volumes and parts (Central 

Library) 

Number of titles for the same 

Number of volumes and parts recatalogued . 

Number of titles for the same 

Number of serials added .... 

Branch libraries : 

Number of volumes catalogued 
Number of titles for the same 

For the Cooperative Index of scientific periodicals, 491 
titles have been catalogued at this Library. From the other 
co-workers 2,318 titles have been received. 

For each book catalogued the titles are printed and the 
proper headings inscribed. One set is needed for the Bates 
Hall catalogue, a duplicate set for the Officers' catalogue, 
and a triplicate set for such titles as are needed for the special 
catalogues, such as those of the Fine Arts and Technical 
Arts, the Statistical Department, the Music Library, and 
Ticknor and Barton Libraries, as well as for the Bulletin and 
other publications of the Library. 

There have been printed, headings written for and filed 
the past year 232,321 cards, as against 167,430 in 1900 and 
153,500 in 1899. Of these 232,321 cards, 67,021 were 
placed in tlie special libraries. In addition, 32,741 cards 
have been written and sent to the branches. In 1901, there- 
fore, 265,062 cards were placed in the catalogues as against 
93,000 ten years ago, in the Boylston-street building. This 
is an illustration of the development of the Library since it 
was moved to Copley square. 

The transfer of all the books not fiction from Stack IV. to 
the other stacks, with the recataloguing necessary, has gone 
on steadily. About two-thirds of the work is done. 

An Italian Fiction List has been prepared by Miss Mary 
H. Rollins. A Branch Finding List has also been prepared. 

The subject of furnishing to the Catalogue Department 
a steady and sufficient supply of printed cards is mentioned 
in the report on the Printing Department. 

Three lists are to be published: one of English fiction, 
one of books for the young, and a consolidated list for the 
branch libraries. In the preparation of these lists there has 



Library Department. 17 

been a cooperation between the Catalogue, Issue, Children's 
and Branch departments. 

This department has met with the loss of two of its mem- 
bers, long in the service. Miss Carrie Burnell, who came to 
the Library May 23, 1881, died on the 19th of August. Mrs. 
Lillian F. Seaver, who had been here since January 25, 1888, 
resigned July 27. 

PUBLICATIONS. 

From the report of Mr. Lindsay Swift, Editor of the pub- 
lications of the Library, the following facts are gathered : 

Publications for 1901-1902. Date of issue. Pages. Edition. Price. 

Monthly Bulletins 1st of each month, 496 *5,000 Free. 

Branch finding list No. 4 Sept. 1, 1901, 56 5,300 Free. 

List for the young, 3d edition and 

supplement. (Reprinted) Dec, 1901, 77 1,600 $.01 

Annual list Jan. 1, 1902, 214 3,000 .05 

Italian fiction list Oct., 1901, 27 1,600 .10 

Rules and Regulations Oct., 1901, 16 4,000 Free. 

Total, 886 pages edited and issued. Printed matter, 
3,521,200 pages. Li 1899 there were printed 793 pages, 
and in 1900, 821 — a gain of about 3^ per cent. This year 
there has been a gain of 8 per cent, over 1900, and over 1899 
of nearly 12 per cent. 

In the Monthly Bulletins during the interval noted for the 
year (March, 1901, to February, 1902) there have appeared, 
in addition to the titles of new books, the following : 

Lowell Lectures, programme of. 

Lowell Lectures, selected titles in connection with, as fol- 
lows : 
Philosophical undertones of modern poetry, by Prof. 

William Knight. 
Bearing of modern discovery on the nebular theory, by 

Sir Robert Ball. 
Development of democracy in France and England, by 

G. Lowes Dickinson, M.A. 
Results of experimental psychology, by Prof. H. Miinster- 

berg. 
Control and development of tropical colonies, by Alleyne 

Ireland, i.R.G.S. 
Tragedy of human imperfection in Shakespeare, by Henry 

A. Clapp. 
Economic entomology, by Prof. L. O. Howard. 
Academic freedom, by President A. T. Hadley. 

* Editions of Monthly Bulletins, June-September inclusive, 4,000 copies. 



18 City Document No. 24. 

Institutions and political ideas of the Chinese, by Hon. 
Chester Holcombe. 
Journal of a survey in 1791, for a canal across Cape Cod, by 

James Winthrop, from MS. in Library (conclusion). 
Manuscript sermons of Thomas Starr King, calendar of. 
Historical manuscripts from originals in the collections of the 
Library : 
Dr. Philip Doddridge to his wife (1747). 
Minister's salary at Lebanon, Conn. (1758). 

Petition on the Canadian fisheries (1772). 

Bounds between Boston and Charlestown (1635). 

Philip Mazzei to Thomas Jefferson (1780). 

John Jay to Silas Deane (1780). 

Same to Jeremiah Wadsworth (1789). 

William Carmichael to Harrison (1781). 

Boston Massacre (1770) : letters from Catherine Macau- 
lay, W. Bollen, T. Pownall. 

James Madison : draft of message on first United States 
bank (1791); letter to Horatio Gates (1794); letter to 
J. L. Cathcart (1802). 

William Cocke to Governor Sevier (1796). 

Low Colville to Selectmen of Boston (1752). 

John Quincy Adams to William Plumer (1810). 

Same to William Plumer, Jr. (1827). 

Same to (1831). 

John Adams to William Plmner (1812, 1814). 

Mosquito shore : four letters from Lord North to the Gov- 
ernor of Jamaica (1783). 

Robert Smith to Thomas Jefferson (1803). 

WilHam Eustis to Nicolas Gilman (1808). ' 

William Plumer to Nicolas Gilman (1808). 

J. M. Berrien to Charles Harris (1810). 

William Plumer to Salma Hale (1818). 

William Eustis to Henry Dearborn (1808). 

Jonathan Russell to Joel Barlow (1812). 

S. L. Mitchell to H. W. Dearborn (1812). 

J. A. Bayard to (1813). 

W. H. Harrison: to General Meigs (1812) ; to Langdon 
Cheeves (1819). 

Governor George Ross to Col. James Burd and other officers 
(1776). 

Francis Lightfoot Lee to Governor of Maryland (1778). 

William Whipple to Josiah Bartlett (1779). 

Address of Massachusetts regiments to Major-General 
Heath (1779). 

A business custom in Boston (1719). 



Library Department. 19 

An Indian as property (1721). 

The counterfeiting of Colonial Money (1735-39). 

Oliver Wolcott to Tappang Reeve (1781). 

Richard Henr}^ Lee to Arthur Lee (1781). 

Robert Morris to John Nicholson (1785). 

Deposition of John Marshall, Court of Chancery, Virginia 
(1803). 
Works of fiction in the Italian language. Author list. 
Same. Title list. 

There has been a steady and increasing demand for the 
Bulletin, and but few copies remain on hand. The reprint- 
ing of the Y List and Supplement serves only as a stop-gap 
until such time as the projected Juvenile List (on a far more 
comprehensive scale) can be offered for publication. 

The Italian fiction catalogue, long contemplated and 
needed, is a satisfactory adjunct to the card catalogue, and 
fills a want which the latter cannot undertake to meet. 
Great need is felt for another German fiction and another 
French fiction catalogue. 

Chief among recent contributions to our more scholarly 
publications, I mention the rescripts from historical manu- 
scripts furnished by Mr. Ford, from the various collections 
of which he is custodian, and in particular from the Cham- 
berlain collection, the riches of ^which are thus being 
gradually opened to the use of the public in general and of 
historical scholars in particular. 

While one number of the ^Monthly Bulletin may seem to 
contain no material of engrossing interest, the total amount 
already printed, especially during the past year, is growing 
large. 

The latest issue of the Annual List was not only the largest 
but the most effective of any of the five issues since the 
publication was begun (January I, 1898). Of the edition 
of 3,000 which appeared January 1, 1902, less than 300 
remained in stock two months after that date, and the sales 
are far ahead of last year. This is largely due to the 
efficient interest shown by Mr. Ward (throughout the 
general system), and by Mr. Blaisdell (in Bates Hall in the 
day time and the Issue desk in the evening). It must 
always be insisted that the objective point of our regular 
publications is that class of citizens who for one reason or 
another cannot avail themselves of the card catalogues. 
This class, so far as it is possible to reach it, can only be 
touched through the medium of personal influence at the 
branches and other agencies. 



20 City Document No. 24. 



Shelf Department of the Central Library. 

The additions to the shelves of the Central Library have 
been : 

Volumes. 

General Collection, including Deposit Collec- 
tion 18,078 

Special Libraries . . . . . 2,136 

Statistical Department . . . . 2,492 



Total 22,706 

The responsibility of sending out and receiving books 
bound falls on this department. The number of volumes and 
pamphlets sent by it to various binderies was 19,334. 

New shelving having been added to the stacks, it has 
been possible to rearrange the books and relieve the crowded 
ranges, thus materially helping the work of the issue of 
books. 

The Binding of Books. 

There has been no increase in the number of employees in 
the bindery during the year. 
The work done is as follows : 

Volumes. 

Books bound 13,035 

Pamphlets bound ..... 3,085 
Books repaired . . . . . . 5,031 



Total 21,151 



Library publications, etc., folded, stitched, 

and trimmed ....'. 
Maps, etc., mounted on cloth 
Photographs and engravings mounted . 
Miscellaneous work .... 
Other miscellaneous work . 



•9,800 

913 
2,233 
3,012 pieces 

792 hours 



In addition to the above, in various Boston binderies 6,030 
volumes have been rebound, and also 14,676 volumes of 
popular books for the Fiction stack at the Central Library and 
for the branches. Many thousand volumes have been 
repaired by attendants at the Library. 

The Printing Department. 

The equipment of the Printing Department is as follows : 
two linotypes, three presses and other machinery. There 



Library Department. . 21 

are five persons in the department, the chief and four assist- 
ants. The work to be done is the printing of the foUow- 
ing : 

(1) The card catalogue. The number of cards printed 
was : 



Card Catalogue, Central Library : 

Titles 

Finished cards (not counting extras) . 


25,156 
167,430 


31,305 
232,321 


Card Catalogues, Branches : 

Titles 

Cards (approximately) 


616 
30,800 


768 
39,400 



1900-1 


1901-2 


10 


13 


316 


220 


13 


2 


313 


231 


940,000 


964,800 


959,824 


646,453 


741 


774 


37 


23 



(2) The bulletins, annual lists, and many special lists and 
documents, as already mentioned in the report of the Editor 
of the Library Publications. 

(3) The circulars, forms and other miscellaneous printing 
of the Library. The output for the year, as given in the 
report of Mr. Francis W. Lee, chief of the department, has 
been as follows : 

Requisitions on hand, February 1 
Received during the year 
On band, January 31 . 
Filled during the year . 
Call slips .... 
Stationery and blank forms 
Signs ..... 
Blank books 

As heretofore, the Printing Department is called upon to 
do more work than is possible with the present equipment, 
and accumulations for the Catalogue Department and other 
departments must continue to pile up until the third, per- 
fected linotype, for which the Library has long waited, is 
secured, or some other method of relief found. 

The department has suffered more than usual from sick- 
ness and accidents. Through the resignation of Miss C. P. 
Greeley the Library lost the services of a compositor of 
singular ability and efficiency. 

Registration. 

The cards of borrowers now number 72,902, as against 
61,340 on January 31, 1901, an increase of 11,562. The 
adoption of two new measures accounts for much of this 
gain ; first, the lowering of the age at which children are 
allowed to have cards entitling them to the home use of 



22 City Document No. 24. 

books, from 12 to 10 years ; second, the visiting of the pub- 
lic schools, where applications for cards have been taken in 
great numbers. 

Minute statistics, prepared by the head of this depart- 
ment, are given in Appendix VI. Six new schools have been 
given bonds of indemnity against loss or damage to books 
lent to non-resident students. Fifty-two Boston schools 
and colleges are now allowed to take books from the Library 
for non-resident pupils. 

Library Publications and Blanks. 

Of the various publications of the Library, 82,996 copies 
have been sent out from the Stock Department. Of the 
many blank forms of the Library, 2,246,468 numbers were 
issued, including 1,726,000 call slips. 

Use of Books. 

In Appendix VII. are found tables giving the home use of 
books from each department of the Library. The sum is : 

Home Use. 1899-1900. 1900-1901. 1901-1902. 

Central Library (including Central 

Library books issued througb 

branches, stations, engine houses 

and vacation schools; . . 430,987 431,657 445,826 

Branches and stations .■ . . . . 820,554 893,071 1,037,687 



Total 1,251,541 1,324,728 1,483,513 

Only a partial account is kept of the books used within 
the various libraries. The use in the Central Library build- 
ing for the past year, as far as recorded, was 379,423 vol- 
umes, as against 367,063 in the preceding year. No account 
is kept of the use of books to be freely taken from the 
shelves in Bates Hall or in other parts of the Library, or of 
the use of magazines, newspapers and photographs. 

Inter-Library Loans. 

During the year 333 volumes have been lent to libraries 
in Massachusetts, and 128 outside of the State, in all 461 
volumes, as against 394 the preceding year. Seven volumes 
were borrowed by the Library. 

The Issue Department, Central Library. 

Tlie use of books from the Central Library only has been 
as follows : 



LiHRARY Depahtment. 23 

Issue for home use .... 324,547 

Issue, Central Library, through Branch 

division . \ . . . 121,279 

Total of Home use 445,826 

Recorded Hall use 379,423 

Total Home and Hall use at Central Library . 825,249 

as against 798,720 the preceding year. 

Of the books issued, for home use, numbering 445,826, 
only forty-four have not been returned to the Library ; of 
the 379,423 volumes recorded as issued for use within the 
building, only twenty-seven are missing ; text books make up 
one half of these. This record does not include books 
missing from the open shelves. 

Miss Margaret D. McGuffey, the head of the department, 
was granted a leave of absence for six months. The charge 
of the Issue Department was assigned to Miss Mary C. Sher- 
idan, who filled the position satisfactorily, and has since 
been appointed the Fu'st Assistant. 

Bates Hall. 

The number of books consulted in Bates Hall has in- 
creased by 12,360 volumes over the preceding year. This 
increase is doubtless due in part to the improvement that has 
been made in the heating of this portion of the Library. For 
this change satisfaction has been expressed by readers as 
well as by the officers of the Library. Discomfort, and even 
sickness, had resulted from the former state of things. 

Larger and more convenient desks have been placed in the 
catalogue section of the room, and two clocks in carved 
cases, one at each end of the hall. 

The shelves of Bates Hall contain about 7,500 volumes of 
works of reference, accessible to readers. Whenever a book 
likely to be useful either for reference or for general reading 
is added to the Library, one copy is now usually added to the 
Bates Hall reference collection. The latest publications, 
exclusive of fiction, are placed on open shelves near the cat- 
alogue, and are used by many readers. They invite persons 
who are disinclined to approach the Library through the great 
card catalogue, and, it is thought, lessen the discouragement 
that people feel in not being able to secure the book they 
want. 

It is the policy of the Library to throw open the shelves as 
far as possible to readers. Unhappily, this freedom is abused 



24 City Document No. 24. 

by some, fur Mr. Bierstadt, in charge, states that during the 
past year 106 volumes liave disappeared from the reference 
collection and 101 from the screen, while from the children's 
room adjoining 275 volumes are missing. The books stolen 
are generally of small value. Signs have been placed in the 
• Library calling attention to the fact that the mutilation of 
books or their removal from the Library without permission is 
a penal offence. One of these book thieves has recently 
been brought to trial and found guilty. The practice of re- 
serving books for use in the Library from one day to another 
for the benefit of readers has fomid favor, and the number of 
reserved books has increased considerably. 

Aid has been given by this dej)artment in the recom- 
mendation of books and in the looking up of titles before 
purchase. 

On Sundays and the two holidays when the Library is 
open, 85,116 volumes have been used, both for home and 
library circulation. The number of volumes used on a 
single Sunday has approached 3,000. Large crowds of 
visitors come on Sundays, especially since the new deco- 
rations have been put in place. 

The Special Libkaries. 

The year has been a busy and successful one in the Special 
Libraries. Dr. Cogswell of the Astor Library stated in the 
year 1851 that in his opinion books on the fine arts were the 
ones most often consulted in that institution. Judging from 
observation, and from the report of Mr. Otto Fleischner, the 
chief of this department, no books of higher worth are more 
used in this Library. 

The collections on the Special Libraries' floor have been 
under the charge of Miss Grace A. Hitchcock and her assist- 
ants. 

During the year there were added, exclusive of periodi- 
cals and maps : 

Volumes. 
To the Special Libraries' collection .... 1,216 

The fine arts 2,091 

The industrial arts ....... 436 

There are in the Special Libraries 93,729 volumes, divided 
as follows : 

Fine arts. Music . . . . . 22,143 

" " Periodicals . . . . 3,223 

25,366 



Library Department. 25 

Industrial arts ...... 



'• '' Periodicals 

Cabinet books, other than fine arts 

Special Libraries ..... 

Maps, bound vols. ..... 

" sheets ...... 

" rolled ...... 

New cabinets and additional shelving hav 
crowded condition of this department. 



11,747 

2,354 

54,262 

558 

8,008 

218 



e relieved the 



CATALOGUES. 

The various divisions of the Card Catalogue, including the 
fine arts, music, architecture, industrial arts, etc., formerly- 
filed under separate alphabets, have been joined under one 
alphabet, thus facilitating use. A similar change, although 
less complete, has been made in the catalogues of the special 
collections in the Ticknor-Barton room. 

In order to have the whole subject of architecture entered 
in the general Fine Arts Card Catalogue, the titles of the 
printed catalogue on architecture are being pasted on cards. 

PHOTOGRAPHS. 

About 3,700 cards have been prepared for the combined 
shelf and accession list of photographs : 

Photographs bought last year by the Library (cost $136.64) 258 
Photographs given . . . . . . . .814 

Pictures added for the use of the branches and stations : 

Process pictures . . . . . 

Colored photographs ...... 

Allen's Cathedrals of the World .... 

English cathedrals ....... 

The collection in the Library numbers : 

Photographs ........ 

Colored photographs ...... 

Process pictures ....... 

THE ALLEN A. BROWN LIBRARY OF MUSIC. 

There have been added to this collection since February, 
1901, 189 volumes ; this makes a total of 8,833 volumes, 
not including many which are still unbound and uncata- 



. 309 


. 315 


. 129 


. 52 


14,044 


315 


5,747 



26 City Document No. 24. 

logued. The printing of the catalogue cards has progressed 
rapidly; about 16,500 cards have been filed during the year. 
Headings have been written on all the sets of cards repre- 
senting music in the music room. The index to the periodi- 
cals has been kept up, and indexes have been furnished for 
volumes of magazine articles, newspaper clippings and pro- 
grammes. 

Numerous modern scores, especially of the French and 
Russian schools, have been acquired for the collection. Of 
the older scores added during the year, the following are 
worthy of particular mention : 

Arne, The musick in the Masque of Comus. 

Auber, Les diamans de la couronne. 

Bellini, I Puritani ; La Sonnambula. 

David, Lalla Roukh. 

Donizetti, Dom Sebastian; Don Pasquale ; La Favorita; 

La Fille du Regiment ; Linda di Chamounix ; Lucrezia 

Borgia. 
Flotow, Marta. 

Meyerbeer, II crociato in Egitto ; L'etoile du Nord. 
Pergolesi, La servante maitresse. 
Rossini, Cenerentola; Semiramide. 
Sullivan, The golden legend. 
Verdi, Un ballo in maschera. 

EXHIBITIONS. 

Through the year there have been exhibitions of photo- 
graphs at the Central Library. The subjects represented 
were as follows : Rome and Roman galleries, in connection 
with a course of lectures given by J. Frederick Hopkins, 
Director of Drawing, to the teachers in the public schools ; 
Early Christian and Byzantine architecture ; Saracenic archi- 
tecture; Romanesque architecture ; Cathedrals, English and 
Continental; Renaissance architecture; Nineteenth century 
architecture ; Portraits of children, in connection with the 
Exhibition of Fair Children, in Copley Hall ; Florence ; 
Paris and the Louvre ; Mosaics in old Italian churches ; 
London and the National Gallery ; Germany and the German 
galleries ; The Rocky mountains of British Columbia (pho- 
tographed and lent to the Library by Mary M. Vaux, George 
Vaux, Jr., and William S. Vaux, Jr., of Philadelphia) ; Parks 
and gardens in Boston and vicinity, lent by the Boston and 
Metropolitan Park Commissions, and books on arboriculture 
lent by the Arnold Arboretum ; Travelling exhibit of the 
Industrial Art Teachers' Association : examples of drawing 



Library Department. 27 

in the public schools, loaned by the Association ; Madrid and 
the Prado ; Colored photographs of views in the United 
States and Europe; Incunabula and manuscripts; Castles, 
villas, and country seats of Europe ; Moorish architecture in 
Granada, Seville and Cordova ; The Parthenon ; Colored 
photographs of American and European views ; Reproduc- 
tions of drawings of the Masters ; Examples of early print- 
ing and illumination ; American mural decorations ; Italy ; 
Madonnas ; Photographs illustrating the development of 
religious architecture ; The Sella photographs of the Hima- 
layan ^Mountains, lent by the Appalachian Mountain Club. 

Exhibitions, changed monthly, have also been given at 
the branches and stations. 



LECTURES. 

Lectures, illustrated by the stereopticon, have been given 
in the Lecture Room of the Library. 

Under the auspices of the Unity Art Club, the following 
course has been given : Florence and Romola, by Rev. 
Henry G. Spaulding ; Paris and the Louvre, by J. Frederick 
Hopkins ; London, old and new, by C. Howard Walker ; 
The Yellowstone National Park, by Arthur K. Peck ; Italy, 
her people and her art, by Miss Anna Seaton Schmidt ; The 
development of religious architecture, by C. Howard 
Walker. 

Other lectures have been given : Velasquez and Murillo, 
by Mrs. Abba Goold Woolson ; Mosaics in old Italian 
churches, by Miss Frances Emerson; Roman architecture, by 
C. Howard Walker (under the auspices of the Pallas Club) ; 
The development of the park system of Greater Boston, by 
Sylvester Baxter. 

The iNIassachusetts Library Club and other organizations 
have held meetings in the Lecture Room. 

The photograph room has been supplied with the necessary 
apparatus for photographing books, engravings and maps. 

VISITS OF CLASSES. 

Visits have been made to the Special Libraries by schools 
and clubs in classes, as follows : 

Schools ..... 36 visits, 817 members 

Of these 551 were members of the Evening Drawing 
School, special class in design. ■ ■ 



28 City Document No. 24. 

Clubs 58 visits, 440 members 

Private classes . . . .90 visits, 1,030 members 

To schools and clubs 226 portfolios of pictures have been 
sent. 

Documents and Statistics. 

The Department of Documents and Statistics was not 
established until some time after the removal of the Library 
to Copley square. In the disposition of the rooms of the 
new building no provision had been made for such a depart- 
ment. It was forced, therefore, to put up with improvised 
quarters, in a gallery which had been reserved for the future 
overflow from another department, a place poorly lighted and 
accessible only by devious routes. Plans are under con- 
sideration for providing a room adequate to the needs of the 
department. 

The collection of books under the charge of Mr. Worth- 
ington C. Ford now numbers 8,541 volumes, exclusive of 
the United States documents (4,422) and the British Parlia- 
mentary papers (6,928), which are in rooms near by. 

Attention is invited to the details as to this department 
as found on later pages of this report. 

Manuscripts and Broadsides. 

Many interesting manuscripts and broadsides have recently 
been added to the Library. They are described in the follow- 
ing repoi't of Mr. Worthington C. Ford, in charge of these 
collections : 

From every point of view the most valuable acquisition 
during the last year was a contemporary copy of the Laws of 
Plymouth Colony, made about 1671. It is a manuscript of 
fifty-one folio leaves, in very good state of preservation, and 
showing some variations from the version used by Mr. Shurt- 
leff in his " Records." It was formerly in the possession of 
Mr. Ellis Ames, who regarded it as the best piece in his col- 
lections. 

Second in interest is the original manuscript of the address 
of John Quincy Adams to his constituents in 1842, a volume 
of more than seventy pages, every line in the writing of the 
ex-President, and with them the rough notes or outlines of 
the paper. 

A manuscript sermon by Edward Bass, the first Protestant- 
Episcopal bishop of Massachusetts, was obtained from a Phil- 
adelphia sale. It is a manuscript of thirty-six pages, and in 
very good preservation. The endorsements show that it was 



Library Department. 29 

delivered on two important occasions: at Newbury, on 
October 25, 1759, on the taking of Quebec: and again on 
October 7, 1762, ''for the taking of the Havannah, w''' hap- 
pened August 13th, almost two months preceding this day." 

A number of old deeds and legal papers from Boston, Lex- 
ington, Stoughton and other towns have been obtained, while 
a dozen manuscript sermons, by Thomas Prince, Cotton 
^Slather, Samuel Phillips and more modern divines, are of 
personal as well as local interest. 

Of local interest, also, are the many mercantile and -indi- 
vidual accounts rendered, bills and receipts, of which the 
Library now possesses a goodly number. Not only do these 
slips, crudel}^ written and badly spelled, bring before us the 
daily transactions of past times, butthey^ are rich in unusual 
names of commodities, long since dropped from our language, 
in price records, always of high value in economic investiga- 
tion, and in commercial usage of the day with its credits, 
book accounts, and manner of settlement, according to the 
methods of direct barter. The experience of Massachusetts 
in paper money was exceedingly suggestive, and in these 
prices current the fluctuations in the value of the bills of 
credit may be noted, and with some accuracy measured. This 
is a collection to which special attention has been given, be- 
cause it is a necessary adjunct to the Statistical Department 
of the Library, and only awaits the patient investigator who 
will reduce the many items into some order for throwing light 
upon the economy of Massachusetts in the eighteenth cen- 
tury. 

Among other manuscripts relating to Boston may be noted 
the inquest on the duel fought on Boston Common in 1728, 
between Henry Phillips and Benjamin Woodbridge, with fatal 
results to the latter; Rawson's copy of the Court Records of 
1635 on the bounds between Boston and Charles Towne ; a 
subscription paper for paving the Streat Called Prince 
Streat, 1732 ; and two volumes and a number of letters re- 
lating to the fire of 1762 are worthy of mention. Belong- 
ing to a later period are letters regarding the Primary schools 
and the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association. 

The policy of buying broadsides relating to Boston and 
^Massachusetts has been continued, and with very good 
results. These rare leaves, printed in small numbers and 
widely distributed among the towns, were seldom preserved. 
They were "published " by being read from the pulpits or by 
being posted in some public place ; and having once served 
their purpose were not as a rule filed among the town 
records. The Library has now a very fair collection of the 



30 City Document No. 24. 

issues made during the Kevolution and during the War of 
1812. The opportunities of obtaining colonial broadsides 
are very infrequent, and such as have offered have not been 
neglected. A number of local poems celebrating some 
important event has also been obtained, as well as advertis- 
ing sheets, and shipping papers bearing upon the trade 
between Boston and the West Indies from 1787 to 1815. 
Political caricatures — often the best reflection of public 
opinion — have not been passed over, and the collection of 
the Library is constantly being increased in these various 
lines. Among the gifts should be noted a very good lot of 
New Hampshire broadsides, presented by Mr. Herbert Small. 
The Whitman collection has also been enriched by a large 
number of newspaper clippings and magazine articles relating 
to the poet. 

It is not strange to find occasionally an even greater curi- 
osity in a manuscript than was anticipated. The Library 
purchased a manuscript copy of the first Directory of Mon- 
treal, 1819, "An Alphabetical List of Merchants, Traders 
and House Keepers residing in Montreal," with a descriptive 
sketch of the town by Thomas Doige, By itself, the manu- 
script would not possess any value, for it was made in 
1890-92; but it contained 157 autographs and documents 
of the people mentioned, bills, accounts and letters ; and 
thirty-two views and woodcuts. These insertions made the 
volume unique and interesting. Laid into the pages, but 
not fastened in, was a letter purporting to be from the poet 
Robert Burns to James Simpson, dated from Dumfries, 
December 12, 1794. This is clearly one of the forgeries 
that were placed upon the market some years since, and is 
therefore only an eloquent example of the ingenuity of the 
forger, who has given to the sheet (the only part of genuine 
antiquity) every touch that could deceive the unwary. 

A paper obtained in England contains in two places the 
signature of John Driden, assumed to be the j)oet. The date 
of the document is 1657-8. In 1659 was issued "Three 
Poems upon the Death of his late Highness Oliver Lord 
Protector," one of them being by John Dryden. In 1660 
the " Astrea Redux " was printed with John Driden on the 
title, and in the same year Howard's Poems contained a 
commendatory Poem by John Driden, 1662, " To my Lord 
Chancellor," was signed in the same manner. In spite of 
this evidence one hesitates to assert that the signatures are 
those of John Dryden, the poet, and must leave the question 
to be decided when access may be had to undoubted ex- 
amples of his writings. 



Library Department, 31 

Gifts have been made to the now very hirge collection on 
the abolition movement in the United States W the Garrison 
familv, Miss Weston and the ]Misses May. It is safe to assert 
that the Library can show as strong collections, in print and 
in mannscript, on the anti-slavery movement as any other 
library in this country. The liberality of such leaders as 
Wendell Phillips and Theodore Parker, and of others like 
Col. Thomas WentAvorth Higginson and Messrs. Francis J. 
Garrison and Wendell P. Garrison, have really made this 
notable collection what it is — already large and still attract- 
hig gifts. 

The proper arrangement of tlie manuscripts is progressing, 
but very slowly because of the difficulty in obtaining fit work- 
men. The demand for really good work is increasing, and 
the skilled inlayers are few in number and pressed by the 
demands made upon them. It involves some risk to send 
such records to other cities, but it is a risk that must be 
accepted, as the matter will, otherwise, accumulate too rap- 
idly and impede arrangement. It is only when a manuscript 
is properly mended, mounted, and where possible bound, that 
it may be shown to the public ; therefore the long period 
between the purchase of the paper and its final location is an 
embarrassing feature. The fact that the manuscript room is 
at last in a condition of permanency and put out of reach of 
any interruption by buildhig operations is a great relief, and 
facilitates greatly the handling of these records. Some 
mounting has been done, -some manuscripts have been bound, 
and much indexing accomplished ; but the record is not what 
could have been accomplished had workmen been obtainable 
or the manuscript room free from architectural changes. 

The number of cards made in cataloguing the Chamberlain 
collection during the last year was 3,608, making a total of 
6,85-1: cards. 

The practice of printing in the Bulletin the more important 
of the manuscripts, those possessing historical and local inter- 
est, has been continued, and has been appreciated by the 
public. It obviates the handling of the manuscripts, makes 
known the location and contents of the paper, and excites 
historical inquiry. 

The Children's Department. 

According to the report of Mrs. Gertrude P. Sheffield, in 
charge of the Children's rooms at the Central Library, the 
main features of the work continue the same, and the last 
twelve months furnish additional evidence of its importance 



32 City Document No. 24. 

and of its needs. The number of books issued to applicants 
has increased from 60,223 for the year previous, to 64,686 
for the past year; the number issued from this department 
to the branches has increased from 5,644 in 1900 to 10,511 
in 1901. 

One noticeable feature in connection with the issue to the 
branches and stations is the large number of unsuccessful 
applications for books. Personal applications in the Chil- 
dren's room which are not successful cannot satisfactorily be 
recorded, but a record has been kept of the slips sent in from 
the branches on which no book could be supplied. Of such 
slips, 21,998 have been returned during the year. As each 
slip represents from one to five books, the number of 
children's books asked for and not obtained may fairly be 
stated as double that of the number of the slips. In 
one month of the 2,417 slips, very nearly half of the 
requests were for the twelve following books : Little 
Women and Tattle Men, by IMiss Alcott; the Celtic, English 
and Indian Fairy Tales, edited by Joseph Jacobs ; the Blue, 
Green, Pink, Red and Yellow fairy books, arranged by 
Andrew Lang; Mother Goose and Uncle Tom's Cabin. 
These are the children's choice. They are without excep- 
tion books of merit, and universally recognized as such. 
These applications afford undoubted evidence of the spon- 
taneous demand among the cliildren for thoroughly good 
books, a demand which should be met and which the Library 
cannot at present supply. 

This subject becomes of special importance when the 
inferior quality of the great mass of juvenile literature is 
considered, which literature the Library now, to a great 
extent, offers to those who actually apply for better things 
which it is unable to supply. There is here no question of 
forcing a superior book upon a child who desires to read an 
inferior one, but rather whether the present book supply 
does not in effect force an inferior book upon a child whose 
preference would be for a better one. 

This same problem perplexes other departments and 
indeed confronts the whole Library. If it is true that a 
large proportion of juvenile literature is not of a convinc- 
ingly high character, and if it is evident, as it seems to be, 
that children evince a peculiar fondness for a few exceed- 
ingly good books, may it not be better to confine the selec- 
tion of books for children, and of fiction for adults as well, 
to those of undoubted merit, secure of continuous popularity, 
and to buy such books in large quantities, excluding much 
of an inferior grade? The proposition has been under con- 



Library Department. 33 

sideration of recommending the purchase of 500 copies at a 
time of the Lang Fairy books, which undoubtedly would 
find constant use. 

Reference work with the cliildren has been carried on as 
far as possible under existing conditions. The room lias 
been in the hands of carpenters and painters for many weeks 
during the busiest school months, occasioned by the placing 
of the Elliott decoration. This work is finished and the 
children have again entered into their especial domain. 

It is gratifying to record that there are evidences of more 
cordial cooperation with the Library on the part of the 
schools. Classes have come here, accompanied by their 
teachers, to learn the method of obtaining books. Mr. 
Dimick of the Wells School and Mr. Norris of the Charles- 
town High School have shown an especial interest in this 
matter. 

Exhibits of pictures have been continued during the year. 
At the children's rooms in the branch libraries help is given 
to those who greatly need it. To these libraries the reduc- 
tion of the age limit and the welcome given have l)rought 
crowds of young people and little children. To quote from 
the annual report of Miss Walkley, in charge of the East 
Boston Branch, "This influx of children brings home very 
keenly to every worker at the branch the additional grave 
responsibility which this involves. Many of these children 
come from homes swarming with little ones, where they have 
little or no training and practically no notion of taking care 
of themselves or anything else. In some happy cases the 
teachei-s are interested enough to advise them about their 
books and to daily urge them to cleanliness and carefulness. 
Otherwise, they are turned loose at the branches, and 
although the will to help them is not lacking, the mere 
routine of the issue and registration desks keeps every avail- 
able worker occupied during the busy hours and crowds 
out too largely the personal work with the children which 
might be a help to them and eventually to the Library 
itself." 

Leave of absence for seven months was given by the 
Trustees to Mrs. Sheffield. During her absence, from March 
1 to October 1, Miss Alice M. Jordan had charge of the 
room. Her supervision of the work was satisfactory, and 
she was heartily sustained b}' the assistants in the depart- 
ment. The card catalogue, upon which for more than three 
years all the time which could be spared from regular duties 
had been spent, has been finished and placed where it is 
accessible to the public. 



34 City Document No. 24. 



The Patent Room. 

According to the report of Mr. Frank C. Blaisdell, in 
charge of the Newspaper and Patent Departments, the 
Patent Room contains 8,914 volumes. Of these the British 
patents number 5,421 volumes, the American 1,179, the Ger- 
man 947, and the French 536. During the year 78,630 
volumes have been consulted by visitors. These figures do 
not represent the entire use of the room, for many persons 
neglect to register either their names or the number of books 
consulted. 

The numerical list of German patents is nearing comple- 
tion. When finished it will include these patents from 1877 
to date. 

In September, 1897, the sum of one thousand dollars was 
sent to the Commissioner of Patents at Washington, to pay 
for specifications and drawings of American patents issued 
prior to July, 1869, which were lacking at the Library. 
About sixty thousand, or nearly two-thirds of the numbers 
needed, have already been received, of which a numerical 
catalogue has been made. 

Many books on patents have been transferred from the 
stacks to the Patent Room, to find much use. An index of 
patent indexes has been prepared, and may be consulted. 

Periodicals. 

Ninety-one new periodicals have been added to the Period- 
cal Room during the year ; thirty-one have ceased publica- 
tion. 

A new periodical appears almost daily ; to resist subscrib- 
ing to them requires heroic resolve and good judgment. 
Only those are added which are of especial merit, such as 
the American Journal of Anatomy, Bibliografia, Espanola, 
and House and Garden, or such as are on subjects new to 
the Library, such as the Automobile Magazine. 

A new check book of periodicals has been prepared. The 
serial publications currently received at the Library number 
3,291. 

Newspapers. 

Three hundred and seventy-eight newspapers (including 
duplicates) are to be found in the Newspaper Reading Room; 
of these, 211 are American and 58 English. There are 
representative newspapers of sixteen other nationalities, 
which find constant readers. 



Library Department. 35 

The attendance in this room is counted at stated intervals ; 
at these times during the past year it has not fallen below 
one hundred persons at a given time, and has been as high 
as 178. The hour for the largest attendance has been 
five P.M. 

Many of the volumes of newspapers have been bound 
during the year, and the collection is in much better condition 
than hitherto. A special card catalogue is in preparation. 

Lectures. 

The second course of lectures under the auspices of the 
Trustees was given in March and April, 1901, in the Lecture 
Room of the Library, on Methods of municipal administra- 
tion. The speakers and subjects were as follows : Prof. A. 
Lawrence Lowell, The Position of Permanent Officials in 
English Municipal Government; George L. Fox, The London 
County Council and its work; Prof. E. Emerton, Municipal 
Experiments in Florence ; Prof. Kuno Francke, Public Life 
in Mediaeval German Cities ; Prof. F, G. Peabody, Modern 
City Government under the German Plan ; X. Henry Good- 
nough, The Water Supply of Cities ; Prof. W. T. Sedgwick, 
Sanitary Aspects of the Construction and Care of City 
Streets ; George G. Crocker, Transportation in Cities. 

A third course, on the Esthetic development of cities, will 
begin March 10, 1902. 

The Branch Libraries and Stations. 

In the light of the development of the branch system of 
the Boston Public Library, the following words, taken from 
the annual report for the year 1859, seem prophetic: 

"It may be, that in progress of time, this Institution will 
become the parent of a circle of district libraries scattered about 
the city, each with separate resources, and exchanging occasion- 
ally their books. We cannot perhaps yet fully foresee the range 
of benefits which this first central experiment may draw after it 
for the community. It may perhaps, by means of branch libra- 
ries, or otherwise, at some time, be practicable to increase the 
popularity and usefulness of the Institution, in the direction 
indicated to an extent now impossible." 

The statement of the Supervisor of Branches and Stations, 
w^hich is given on later pages of this volume, outlines the 
continued activity of this department. 

Of special interest is the advance made in the cooperation 
between the Library and the public schools, many of which 



36 City Document No. 24. 

have for the first time availed themselves of the help offered. 
The Superintendent of Schools and the committee appointed 
have shown great interest in furthering this work. Forty- 
four schools (seven high and thirty-seven grammar schools) 
are now supplied with deposits of books, as against twenty- 
one in 1900 and eleven in 1899. Applications for readers" 
cards of the Library have been taken in practically all the 
high and grammar schools of the city. Help is being given 
to classes w^hich come to the Central Library and branches, 
in the use of books and catalogues. 

Li the view of the Supervisor of Branches, the work of 
the Library ^vith the schools has these aims: 1. To serve 
the schools as city institutions. 2. With the assistance 
of the teachers, to cultivate in the pupils the habit of read- 
ing at the time in their lives when they are best capable of 
acquiring it. 3. To make the school children so familiar 
with the Public Library that they' will be likely to use it 
on leaving school, when the Library may be their only 
educational opportunity. 

The number of books given out for home use from the 
branches, stations and other agencies, was 1,158,966 volumes, 
as against 1,006,214 in the year 1900. 

THE BRANCH LIBRARIES. 

The time of closing the branches (except at Jamaica Plain 
and West Roxbury) has been changed from eight to nine 
P.M. The branches at Brighton, Dorchester and Roxbury 
have been added to those which are open on Sundays. 

The reclassification on a common scheme of the branches 
as well as the stations is finished. There is a card catalogue 
at every branch and station and a complete union catalogue 
and shelf list, all with the same shelf-numbers. Printed lists 
are issued yearly. 

In the past two years five branch buildings have been put 
in good repair. 

All the branches have increased in use, the gain being 
72,677 volumes, or 10.7 per cent. Pictures are sent once a 
month for exhibition at the branches and stations. 

THE STATIONS. 

The home use of books from the stations of the Library 
was 422,165 volumes, a gain of twenty-four per cent, on the 
preceding year. The usefulness of the reading-rooms and 
stations has been increased by reason of the addition of a 
generous supply of reference books. 



LiBEARY Department. 37 

A new reading-room has been established at Orient 
Heights, East Boston. In seven months 7,316 volumes had 
been borrowed. The new reading-room at Roslindale gave 
out 4-1,870 volumes, a number larger than that of any other 
reading-room or even of the smaller branches. At the new 
station at Andrew square, Dorchester street, 15,264 volumes 
were taken for home use. 

Examinations. 

There have been three examinations held for the graded 
service of the Library, namely: February 14, Grade E (45 
applicants) ; June 15, Grade B (31 applicants); October 2, 
Grade E (37 applicants). 

Index to the Annual Reports. Chronology of the 
Library. 

This being the fiftieth report of the Library it is a fit time 
to publish a Chronology of its history and an Index to the 
Annual Reports. These are found in pages which follow. 

James L. Whitney', 

Librarian. 
April 23, 1902. 



ERRATUM FOR PAGE 37. 



It is planned to issue the Index mentioned as a separate 
publication, and not as a part of this report. 



36 City Document No. 24. 

have for the first time availed themselves of the help offered. 
The Superintendent of Schools and the committee appointed 
have shown great interest in furthering this work. Forty- 
four schools (seven high and thirty-seven grammar schools) 
are now supplied with deposits of books, as against twenty- 
one in 1900 and eleven in 1899. Applications for readers' 
cards of the Library have been taken in practicall}' all the 
high and grammar schools of the city. Help is being given 
to classes which come to the Central Library and branches, 
in the use of books and catalogues. 

In the view of the Supervisor of Branches, the work of 
the Library with the schools has these aims : 1. To serve 
the schools as cit}^ institutions. 2. With the assistance 
of the teachers, to cultivate in the pupils the habit of read- 
ing at the time in their lives when they are best capable of 
acquiring it. 3. To make the school children so familiar 
with the Public Library that they' will be likely to use it 
on leaving school, when the Library may be their only 
educational opportunity. 

The number of books given out for home use from the 
branches, stations and other agencies, was 1,158,966 volumes, 
as against 1,006,214 in the year 1900. 

THE BEANCH LIBRARIES. 

The time of closing the branches (except at Jamaica Plain 
and West Roxbury) has been changed from eight to nine 
P.M. The branches at Brighton, Dorchester and Roxbury 
have been added to those which are open on Sundays. 

The reclassification on a common scheme of the branches 



stations nas oeen luureaseu uy icaauu. wj. 
generous supply of reference books. 



LiBEARY Depaktmi:xt. 37 

A new reading-room has been established at Orient 
Heights, East Boston. In seven months 7,316 volumes had 
been borrowed. The new reading-room at Roslindale gave 
out 44,870 volumes, a number larger than that of any other 
reading-room or even of the smaller branches. At the new 
station at Andrew square, Dorchester street, 15,264 volumes 
were taken for home use. 

Examinations. 

There have been three examinations held for the graded 
service of the Library, namely : February 14, Grade E (45 
applicants) ; June 15, Grade B (31 applicants); October 2, 
Grade E (37 applicants). 

Index to the Annual Reports. Chronology of the 
Library. 

This being the fiftieth report of the Library it is a fit time 
to publish a Chronology of its history and an Index to the 
Annual Reports. These are found in pages which follow. 

James L. Whitney, 

Librarian. 
April 23, 1902. 



City Document No. 24. 



SUPPLEMENTS TO THE REPORT OF THE 
LIBRARIAN. 



(A.) 

EXTRACT FROM THE REPORT OF THE CHIEF 
OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DOCUMENTS 
AND STATISTICS. 

To the Librarian : 

According to the figures furnished by the Shelf Depart- 
ment, the growth of the Statistical Department from its 
inception has been : 



Year. 


Accessious. 


Transfer from 
stacks. 


Total. 


1898 1899 


343 
2,039 
2,253 
1,937 




343 


1899-1900 


*1,000 
414 
555 


3,382 
6,049 
8,541 


1900 1901 


1901-1902 





These figures do not include the two great series of United 
States Documents (4,422) and British Parliamentary Papers 
(6,928), both of which are in the charge of this department. 

Of the accessions to the collection, 1,100 were classed as 
political economy, 453 as social sciences, 104 as jurispru- 
dence, and 100 as medical science (really vital statistics and 
health reports). This leaves only 180 to be distributed 
among the other nineteen classes recognized in the system of 
the general library. Of the transfers, the larger part has 
been from American history (tariff and banking pamphlets), 
to the number of 110; political economy, 208; French 
history, 74 (chiefly statistical), and transactions, 76 ; these 
four classes accounting for 468 out of the total transfer of 
555, or 84 per cent, of the total increase by transfer. 

These figures for accessions are misleading, in that they 
do not begin to convey a correct measure of what was 



LiBEARY Department. 39 

received and cared for in the Statistical Department. They 
merely record what is retained permanently on its shelves, 
and do not take notice of United States Government publi- 
cations, periodical issues or issues in parts which are after- 
wards made into volumes. It is difficult to make any exact 
comparison in receipts and returns because of the time inter- 
vening between the first receipt of the book by the Statistical 
Department and its final return for location on the shelves. 

This factor of thne has become of mcreasing importance, 
and it must be admitted threatens to become a serious obstacle 
in the activity of the department. There are always at least 
a thousand pieces on the tables of this crowded gallery which 
have been received, acknowledged, the continuation entry 
made, a temporary slip prepared, and, where known, a loca- 
cation number given. All the stages preliminary to cata- 
loguing have been performed, and the matter is ready for the 
catalogue entries. Here occurs the delay. Weeks, months, 
and in some cases a full year, may pass before these volumes 
reach the catalogue room ; they must then be catalogued, 
labelled, bound (if necessary), and finally returned to this 
department. When possible, calls for current matter are 
answered by searching this mass of volumes " in process," 
and the risk of permittmg such volumes to circulate before the 
property label has been inserted is incurred. Further, the fact 
that the volumes are not on the shelves gives the impression 
that they are not in the Library, which is not true. They 
are merely not "available," a sufficient condemnation in 
itself. Such annoying time-consuming expedients are neither 
proper nor systematic, and through them the department 
suffers in many ways. 

The slow progress of transfers from the stacks to this 
department is enforced by this congested condition of affairs, 
and will continue while current accessions are sufficient to 
monopolize the working force of the Catalogue and Shelf 
Departments. This is to be regretted, as it indefinitely post- 
pones the performance of what was an essential idea in 
establishing this department — to collect in one place, and 
classify l)y subject, the works included in that large class 
described generall}^ as "sociological." As each transfer in- 
volves the renumbering of the cards for the transferred 
volume, it would be unreasonable to impose such a task 
unnecessarily or at inconvenient times on the Catalogue 
Department. Yet it should be done, and eventually must 
be done ; and as long as it is deferred the collections in this 
department must remain in an incomplete and to that extent 
unsatisfactory state. 



40 City Document No. 24. 

It has been gratifying to note a steady increase in the serious 
use of the collections of this department. It is impossible to 
escape questions which are entirely outside of its proper func- 
tions, and the consequent disappointment when the needed 
replies are not obtained. " Some statistics of economics " is a 
sufficiently general demand to puzzle even the most expert ; 
and " statistics of foreigners in the United States since 1620 by 
counties and cities " is a demand which would be difficult to 
meet, especially as the question was asked in the afternoon of. 
the day on which the essay upon the subject was to be read. 
I have been asked to produce the original of a patent of 
nobility granted by Edward II., and to direct the seeker 
after something besides the truth, to the original papers filed 
by some person in the United States in 1817 to establish a 
claim to a vast English estate ! No very long experience in 
this gallery is needed to develop the fact that some attention 
ought to be paid to teaching the art of framing intelligent or 
practicable questions. It is no small task to cross-examine 
the questioner to determine what is wanted, and it is no 
grateful labor to endeavor to prove that the information is 
not to be had, because it is matter beyond the proper 
province of statistical methods or available information. 

The other side of this experience is a grateful relief, for 
the earnest worker applies in such a way that the limitations 
of his problem may be developed through his own investiga- 
tions, the department pointing out the possible sources of 
information and supplying the necessary books. It is on 
this line that the usefulness of the department is to be 
developed, and it is in this direction that its use is growing. 
There is no legitimate means of advertising this phase of 
library work, except by giving a reasonable assurance that 
the raw material of investigation is within call. The growing 
tendency of other institutions to use what is in this depart- 
ment is a tribute to its richness and convenience, and an 
indication of its future possibilities. Yet I would insist 
upon one point. The department has been obliged to take 
a backward step for want of space needed for its collections. 

The whole idea of this department was based upon open 
shelves, the nature of the collections in its keeping lending 
itself to that arrangement. All works upon a certain subject 
were to be brought into one view, where it would be easy to 
consult them — labor, insurance, navigation, charity and com 
merce. It is not possible to analyze these reports for the 
general catalogue ; it must be the investigator who will delve 
out of their pages the facts he needs ; and he will often need 
whole series to enable him to obtain comjDarative facts, the 



Library Department. 41 

best of all sociological material. Every book removed from 
the gallery into the stacks reduces the general usefulness of 
the collections, because it withdiaws the book from the open 
shelves. It would not be practicable to admit the general 
public to the stacks ; that privilege can be extended to a few 
under the best of conditions. It is therefore to be regretted 
that such withdrawals have been imposed upon us by the 
necessities of space. 

It is a pleasure once more to acknowledge the many cour- 
tesies extended to the department by state and city officials, 
both at home and abroad. No request has been refused with- 
out a good reason being given for the refusal, and in many 
instances more was sent than was covered by the request. 
The list of gifts recorded in the usual appendix to the report 
of the Library is a long one, and will be the best witness of 
this generous treatment. The receipts of current parlia- 
mentary papers of importance have been continued and have 
been much appreciated. All of the issues relating to the 
contest in South Africa have come promptly, and such im- 
portant reports as those on Municipal Trading, Shipping 
Bounties, War Office Contracts and Companies Bills. The 
German service of the same character has been larger than in 
previous years, and has been timel}^ in giving the most recent 
pamphlets on such questions as the canals of Germany, the 
new tariff, and the commercial and industrial situation of the 
empire. From France almost nothing but what was imme- 
diately ordered has been sent, and it has not been possible to 
establish an advance service similar to that for Germany and 
Great Britain ; but it is expected that the beginnings may yet 
be made. This weakness has in part been made good by 
the courteous efforts of the officials of the French govern- 
ment. Special attention has been given to commercial and 
industrial questions, as the largest number of calls applies 
to that side of economic activity. Reports of local chambers 
of commerce and boards of trade and official inquiries into 
the conditions of commerce and industry have been obtained 
in large numbers, and the section of commerce is now one of 
the largest in this department. 

I expressed the hope in my report of last year that a gen- 
eral system for giving information of the issues of state ad- 
ministrative departments might be devised. Since that was 
written the Library of Congress has begun to send out slips 
of its accessions, and naturally these issues, state and local, 
will thus be recorded. The introduction of tliis service, on a 
scale commensurate with the subject and prompt record, is a 
boon to all libraries, and deserves notice for its high utility. 



42 City Document No. .24. 

It only remains for the States to combine in such a way as to 
have a central bureau and machinery similar to that of the 
Bureau of International Exchanges for distributing their 
issues, exchanging with one another and supplying the more 
important libraries. It is only by such a plan of cooperation 
that satisfactory results can be obtained. The present want 
of system is costly, most wasteful, and inefficient to a degree. 
It would require but little attention to introduce such a plan, 
or in the meantime to extend the present distribution, so as to 
include libraries containing a special department of docu- 
ments, or having collections above a certain number, say 
150,000 volumes. 

Cooperation, however, has its limits. This Library was 
approached by a sister institution with a proposition that it 
should not purchase works on Internationa] Law, as a special 
fund was in the possession of this second library for pur- 
chasing works on that subject. A trial was made, but has 
proved awkward and inconvenient. Not only was the pur- 
chasing library a private institution, and therefore not open 
to the public ; but the growing importance of the relations 
of the United States with foreign powers has created a 
marked increase in general interest on international problems, 
legal, commercial and diplomatic. I therefore recommended a 
discontinuance of this plan of cooperation, believing that it 
was working contrary to the best interests of this Library. 

In the first year of my holding this position I prepared a 
card catalogue of the issues of United States government 
documents, from 1789 to 1813, with an intention of bringing 
it down to 1817 (the Fifteenth Congress), at which point 
the Check List issued by the Superintendent of Public Docu- 
ments took up the story. Learning that the Superintendent 
was preparing a new edition of the Check List, and intended 
to carry it back to 1789, I stopped work on my list, and later 
offered what had been done to the Superintendent. The 
offer was accepted, and the cards were sent to him. As his 
agents are covering the collections in all the larger libraries 
of the country, it was evident that his list would be far more 
useful than any that could be prepared in this Library. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Woethington C. Ford. 



Library Department. 43 



(B.) 



EXTRACT FROM THE REPORT OF THE SUPER- 
VISOR OF. BRANCHES AND STATIONS. 

To the Librarian : 

The Branch System. 

The addition of thirty agencies to the Branch system of 
the Library implies a general and very considerable increase 
of the activities of the Branch Department, but this increase 
has not led to the employment of even one more regular 
assistant in any division of the department. There has been 
a slight additional expenditure for extra service in the case 
of two or three branches. 

The total circulation of the branches, stations, and other 
agencies is 1,158,966 volumes as against 1,006,214 volumes 
in the year 1900. The increase is fifteen per cent., and the 
circulation of the department constitutes seventy-eight per 
cent, of the total circulation of the Library. 

Schools. 

The result of the meeting of the Committee on Coopera- 
tion, the appointment of which was mentioned in the last 
report of this department, was a circular of instruction issued 
by the Superintendent of Public Schools, in which he stated 
the plans of the Library and requested masters and teachers 
to aid. The statement proved very helpful. Progress in the 
w^ork which was outlined in the circular may be summed up 
as follows : 

Forty-four schools — seven high and thirty-seven grammar 
schools — are now supplied with deposits of books, as against 
twenty-one in 1900, and eleven in 1899. For certain limited 
uses these schools are stations of the Library. In some of 
them only one grade is supplied, in others several grades. 
The usual number of books at a grammar school is from fifty 
to one hundred ; at a high school from one hundred to two 
hundred. It would be desirable to have fifty books in each 
room of a grammar school if the resources of the Library 
Avarranted it. ^Methods have been simplified so that the 
burden on the teacher is very light. 



44 City Document No. 24. 

Applications for cards have been taken in practically all 
the grammar and high schools of the city. Approximately^ 
8,000 children have received cards for the first time. 

Four thousand seven hundred and fifty-two books on 
various subjects relating to school work have been reserved 
for limited periods at the branches and stations on the re- 
quest of teachers. Several hundred books have been bought 
expressly for the use of the schools. Copies of the most de- 
sirable books have been multiplied at the branches in order 
that each school of a district might have one copy. 

Portfolios of pictures have been sent as usual to the 
schools. 

Sets of the finding lists of the Library are now in all the 
schools. 

The vacation schools were supplied with books during the 
summer. 

At a recent meeting with the Committee on Cooperation 
it was arranged that classes should come during school hours 
to the Central Library and the branches for systematic in- 
struction in the use of catalogues and books. The Super- 
intendent of Public Schools has brought this plan, together 
with other offers of the Library, to the attention of masters 
in a recent circular. A beginning has been made, and the 
result depends on the masters and teachers. 

The enthusiasm and help of a large number of the teach- 
ers with whom we have to deal deserve sincere thanks. 
Nothing could be done without these teachers. 

Bkanches. 

The various new duties at the branches, together with the 
greater use of books, have made large demands upon the 
custodians and their assistants, but the work has been faith- 
fully done, and the record in the annual reports of these 
officers is a good one. 

EXTENSION OF HOURS. 

For years most of the branches closed at 8 P.M. except on 
Saturday. In the interests of the public the hour of closing 
was changed to 9 P.M. on December 30, except at Jamaica 
Plain and West Roxbury, and at the West End Branch, where 
the hour has always been 10 P.M., like that of the Central 
Library. The change was not a simple matter, and has in- 
volved a rearrangement of the service. The number of 
required hours has been reduced, and on certain days in the 



Library Department. 45 

week employees serve from 1 to 9 P.M. instead of from 
9 A.M to 6 P.M. 

The experience of one month shows that a good number 
of people use the branches between 8 and 9 P.M. It shows 
also, what was foreseen, that the reduction of hours and 
replacing morning by afternoon service make it harder to 
accomplish the routine work. But it is probable that this 
difficulty will adjust itself in time. 

It has been the custom to close the branches, except West 
End and certain reading-rooms, at 6 P.M. from June 1 to 
September 15 ; but this year they were kept open as usual 
until July 1. 

The experiment of Sunday opening had proved so success- 
ful at certain branches that it was extended to the Brighton, 
Dorchester and Roxbury branches with satisfactory results. 

BRANCH CLASSIFICATION AND FINDING LISTS. 

With the practical completion of the reclassification at 
Charlestown, and of the card catalogues at the other branches, 
the work of reclassification ends, after having extended over 
several years. All the branch collections now have the same 
system of classification and the same call numbers. There 
is a card catalogue at every branch, and a complete union 
catalogue and union shelf list at the Central Library. There 
is also an incomplete printed finding list. The fourth num- 
ber of this list, containing accessions for more than four 
years, was issued last September. Since the collections of 
the branches have been tending towards uniformity for 
several years, there are 6,000 or more important titles 
common to all, and it will soon be possible to publish these 
entire. The union catalogue and shelf list have been 
examined, therefore, with a view to filling gaps in the 
collections and preparing titles for the next list. 

In the early part of the year the union catalogue received 
a thorough revision, old and new records being compared and 
verification made in case of disagreements. 

INSTRUCTION OF EMPLOYEES. 

A system of instruction of the branch employees has been 
begun on which a fuller report will be made another year. 
The instruction is by means of written questions and answers. 
It is entirely practical, and designed solely to make the 
employees of the branches more efficient in their special 
duties. 



46 City Document No. 24. 



BBANCH WORK FOR SCHOOLS. 



Much more of the work for schools is done through the 
branches than a year ago. The number of schools which 
they supply with deposits is twenty-six, as against ten in 
January, 1901. The purpose has been to make each branch 
a centre for a certain group of schools. The systematic 
taking of applications for cards in the schools was a great 
labor. The work will be repeated every year, but it can 
never be so difficult again. It has already proved well worth 
while. It has widened the constituency of the branches, 
and those school children who are not drawing books now 
are more likely to do so later on than if they had never been 
invited. As one of the custodians says in her report : " This 
little introduction seems to banish the timidity that many of 
the children and not a few of the adults feel about coming. 
The invitation of the library and the knowledge that there 
will be a familiar face there give them courage." And no 
better way could have been found of advertising, among 
parents as well as pupils, the advantages which the branches 
have to offer. 

BRANCHES AS DISTRIBUTING CENTRES. 

By the constantly extending use of the branches as cen- 
tres for the distribution of books, the Library has made the 
most of its resources. There are now thirty-seven stations, 
schools and engine houses which are supplied directly by the 
branches, and 5,426 books were sent out on deposit by them 
during the past year. There are also five daily deliveries of 
books on cards from branches to stations. 



There were bought for the branches during the year 6,414 
volumes of new books, as against 7,259 in 1900 and 4,447 
in 1899. There were 2,272 replacements, as against 1,779 
the year before. The supply of books has thus been liberal. 
It includes some reference books bought to complete the 
revision of the collections which was begun last year, and a 
great many additional copies of children's classics for the use 
of schools. Reference books were bought in some cases to 
establish the separate children's reference library which has 
been found so desirable at the branches. There were 2,187 
volumes of current fiction bought, as against 1,940 in 1900. 

The loss from open shelves is less than last year, but it is 
still large. It was chiefly at Charlestown and East Boston, 



Library Department. 47 

and almost entirely from the children's shelves. It was found 
necessary to take extreme measures to check this plundering. 
Leaving out these two branches, the average loss for a branch 
is thirty-six volumes, as against an average of forty-four vol- 
umes for the same eight branches last year. West Roxbury 
has lost one volume only ; Brighton, Dorchester, Roxbury 
and West End have lost together 107 less than in 1900. 

The problem is really one of children's shelves, and these 
have been open at the branches for more than five j^ears, 
My conclusion is that children over ten years of age should 
generally be admitted to the shelves of juvenile books, so that 
they may handle the books freely as they do now, but that 
certain precautions should be taken in the shape of railings, 
registration as they enter the room or enclosure, and special 
observation by an attendant, or a policeman where one is 
found necessary. 

REPAIRS AND I]VIPROVEMENTS. 

The East Boston Branch, which was in the worst con- 
dition of all the branches, has been put in thorough repair in 
cooperation with the Department of Public Buildings, and 
almost entirely refurnished by the Library. The Jamaica 
Plain Branch was also thoroughly renovated by the Depart- 
ment of Public Buildings. Five branches have been put in 
good condition within two years. 

CIRCULATION. 

The branches show a circulation of 745,730 volumes, a 
gain of 72,677 volumes, or lOy'^per cent, over the circulation 
for the year before. Every branch has gained, and most of 
them largely. The average percentage of fiction issued, in- 
cluding all juveniles, was 74 per cent., as against 75 per cent, 
in 1900. But the issue from four branches, Brighton, South 
End, West End, and West Roxbury has been properly classi- 
fied this year, and is as follows : Percentage of juvenile 
fiction, 23^§j5- per cent.; of adult fiction, 42^2^ per cent.; 
total percentage of fiction, 66 per cent. ; percentage of 
juvenile non-fiction, 12^3- per cent.; total percentage of 
juveniles, 36 ^i^ per cent. 

EXPENDITURES. 

Notwithstanding the increased work they have done the 
branches have cost little more than last year, $55,435.90 as 
against ¥55,281.45 in 1900. 



48 City Document No. 24. 



Miss Martha N. Hobart, custodian of the Brighton Branch, 
resigned September 1. Miss Hobart's administration of the 
branch had been in the highest degree effective. Miss Belle 
S. Hall was appointed to the custodianship from the Special 
Libraries Department. 

On December 5, the janitor of the Dorchester Branch, 
Edward Davenport, died. Mr. Davenport had been a faith- 
ful employee of the Library since 1875. 

Stations. 

The total circulation of the stations, schools, institutions 
and engine houses is 422,165 volumes. This shows a gain 
of 25 per cent, over the circulation of last year, which was 
338,246. All the stations but two have increased in circu- 
lation ; and the gain in some instances, as at Stations U 
{Ward Nine) and W (Industrial School), has been very 
marked. 

The stations have cost $20,413.28 as against -^17,147.45 
in 1900. The expenses of the Reading-rooms Y and Z, and 
of Station B, which was enlarged to a reading-room at the 
end of last year, swell this year's total. 

SERVICE STATIONS. 

One new station has been added this year, making a total 
of twenty-one as against twenty a year ago. The new 
station is Z, the Orient Heights reading-room at East 
Boston. Its establishment was made possible by the addition 
of |2,000 for this purpose to the yearly appropriation. The 
remoteness of the district, which is more than two miles 
north of the East Boston Branch, gave it a special claim, 
though the population was not large. The reading-room 
was opened on June 25, with about 1,000 volumes on the 
shelves, of which over 700 had been bought for a permanent 
collection. The circulation for seven months has been 7,316 
volumes, and the attendance has often been more than 
could be provided for. 

The equipment of Stations N (Mt. Pleasant) and S (Rox- 
bury Crossing) has become sufficient to entitle them to be 
called reading-rooms, so that there are now ten reading- 
rooms, as against seven a year ago. 

There has been a general advance in usefulness on the part 
of the reading-rooms during the past year. There are one 
or more schools naturally in the jurisdiction of every reading- 



Library Department. 49 

room, but these schools have not always had close relations 
with the station. The situation has improved this year, and 
in the case of nearly every reading-room the Library^ is 
sending books to the neighboring school, and there is a 
friendly understanding between the teachers and the custo- 
dian of the reading-room, so that the children -are constantly 
sent for books, and to study their lessons there. The custo- 
dians have also taken applications for cards in the schools 
belonging to them. The reading-room cannot be a reservoir 
of books, and the volumes to send to its school must come 
from the Central Library or the nearest branch. But the 
reading-room is the agency by which the books come, and in 
most other respects it directly meets the wants of the chil- 
dren of its one or more schools. Thus the reading-rooms 
are becoming the subordinate centres of their districts, and 
much credit for the result is due to the custodians, who have 
worked faithfully with this end in view. 

Besides an intelligent custodian, two things are necessary 
to a properly equipped reading-room, space and books. In the 
matter of space, no improvement has been possible this year. 
Stations B (Roslindale) and S (Roxbury Crossing) are good 
examples of what a reading-room should be in point of space, 
and Station P (Broadway P^xtension) is the best example 
possible of the crowded class. 

But with regard to the second necessity, a good supply of 
books, much progress has been made. At the beginning of 
the year Stations N, S, U, and W had almost no reference 
books, and the older reading-rooms had received no additions 
to their collections since 1896. From thirty to one hundred 
volumes of primary importance for reference have been added 
to each service station. Books for general reading have also 
been bought, and the number of additions for the year for 
the twelve service stations is 2,348 volumes. The perma- 
nent collections of these stations now number 7,372 volumes. 
The deposits from the Central Library, upon which most 
of the stations depend for miscellaneous reading, have been 
systematically increased everj^where. The minimum number 
of volumes in a deposit is now 300 and the maximum 500. 

During the year the reclassification of the permanent col- 
lections of the stations has been finished. A union catalogue 
of these books has been made at the Central Librar}% which 
for various reasons has been kept separate from the branch 
catalogue. In every case also the books have been entered 
on the records of the stations, so that all these volumes are 
now for the first time properly classified, shelf-listed and 
accessioned. Though card catalogues are not a necessity in 



50 City Document No. 24. 

the case of small collections of books on open shelves, yet 
they now exist or are in process 'of making at most reading- 
rooms. 

The circulation of Station B (Roslindale) for its first 
year of existence as a reading-room is 44,870 volumes. 
This is much larger than that of any other reading-room, and 
more than that of the Brighton and West Roxbury Branches, 
though tlie station has less than 2,500 volumes. More books 
would bring a larger use. 

The circulation of Station Y at Andrew square, Dor- 
chester street, at the end of its first year, is 15,264 volumes, 
which shows a satisfactory use. It proves to be, however, 
chiefly a children's station. 

Early in the year Station D at Mattapan received thorough 
repairs, including a new floor. Electric lights were installed 
in the place of lamps. 

Because of the great increase in the use of Station W 
the directors of the Industrial School made provision for 
its remaining open during the evening all summer, for the 
first time. 

SHOP STATIONS. 

A few reference books have been placed at all the shop 
stations. 

Card catalogues or shelf lists of books on deposit have now 
been completed for every shop station. There has been some 
reorganization of methods at these stations with the purpose 
of securing greater accuracy. 

OTHER AGENCIES. 

Books were sent, last summer, either from the Central 
Library or the branches to twenty-one vacation schools or 
play grounds. Four engines houses and two institutions, 
The Men's Free Reading Room (formerly supplied), and the 
Trinity Day Nursery have been added this year. The books 
at the Day Nursery are for a club of mothers. 

Central Library Activities. 

deposit work. 

• 

The number of volumes sent on deposit from the Central 
Library to the various agencies is 28,228, as against 25,500 
in 1900, a gain of eleven per cent. The proportion of fiction 
in the deposits sent out is forty-seven per cent., as against 
forty-five per cent, in 1900, The net gain of the deposit 



Library Department. 51 

collection is 2,778 volumes; in 1900, 3,134 volumes; the 
total number of volumes in tlie deposit collection is 
16,4-45. 

The increase in the* deposit collection has been large, but 
not larger than is necessary for the supply of the growing 
system. Of the 116 outlying agencies, eighty-one are 
regularly supplied from the collection, and nearly all at 
certain times. In the annual examination of the deposit 
shelves every book was accounted for except one. 

Attention is called to the fact that there is no more room 
for the collection in the space assigned to the Branch 
Department. Unless relief is given, it will not be long- 
before no new books can be added. 



THE DAILY ISSUE. 

Duiing tlie year 111,432 volumes have been sent to the 
branches and stations from the Central Library in the daily 
issue on cards and slips, as against 104,988 volumes in 
1900. The other statistics are as follows: Percentage of 
unsuccessful cards, 45 per cent., as against 46 per cent, in 
1900 ; percentage of fiction, in books issued, 80 per cent., as 
against 81 per cent, a year ago ; percentage of fiction, in 
unsuccessful applications, 79 per cent., while in 1900 it was 
onl}^ 76 per cent., and in 1899, 72 per cent. 

The above statistics are satisfactory with regard to the 
number of books issued. A smaller percentage of fiction 
issued and of unsuccessful applications is also to* be noted. 
But the unremitting effort of the whole Branch Department 
has been necessary to secure even these slight results. My 
conclusions remain as before : There is an insistent demand 
for fiction which the Library does not satisfy. The result 
is useless labor in handling applications, and disappointment 
and alienation on the part of the applicants. The remedy 
seems to be more copies of the most popular books, balanced 
by a smaller yearly total of titles ; or as an alternative, a 
systematic refusal to add certain books at all. At present, 
a book wdiich is advertised in the bulletins may exist in one 
or two copies only, and yet be called for from thirty-one 
branches and stations hundreds of times in a week with the 
consequences described above. Certain books other than 
fiction, such as Greek and Roman histories, might properly 
have copies multiplied. A growing system of branches and 
stations, with a daily wagon service widely advertised, would 
seem to impl}^ logically an increasing supply of copies in the 
Central reservoir. 



62 City Document No. 24. 



DISTRIBUTION OF PERIODICALS. 

Periodicals to the number of 19,250, which have already- 
done service in the Librar}^, have been distributed to City 
institutions. 



Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Langdon L. Ward. 



Library Department. 



53 



DEATHS AND RESIGNATIONS, 1901-1902. 



Name. 


Department. 


Entered 
Service. 


Discontinued. 


Leopold Helmann 


Janitor 


Sept. 12, 1900... 
May 16,1900.... 
May 24, 1901.... 
June 30, 1898... 
Jan. 25, 1888.... 


Resigned Feb. 10, 1901. 
Resigned Mar. 25, 1901. 
Resigned June 6, 1901. 
Resigned July 5, 1901. 
Resigned July 28, 1901. 
Died Aug. 19, 1901. 
Resigned Aug. 20, 1901. 
Resigned Aug. 25, 1901. 
Resigned Sept. 1,1901. 
Resigned Sept. 1,1901. 
Resigned Oct. 2, 1901. 




Joseph P Riley 


South End 




Shelf 


Mrs. Lilian F. Seaver. .. 




Carrie K Burnell 


Cataloo'ue 


May 23, 1881.... 
March 22, 1895.. 
June 19, 1893... 


Lucy I.Bertram 

Marie Coolidge 


Issue 




Martha N Hobart 


Brighton 


Dec. 1 1896 


Benjamin J. Batson, Jr., 
David L. Williams 




Sept. 10, 1900. . . 
June 8,1900.... 


Special litjrarles.... 


Arthur C Thomas 


Janitor.. 


July 25, 1898.... 
Junes, 1898 


Resigned Oct. 17, 1901. 
Resigned Oct. 23, 1901. 
Resigned Nov. 8, 1190. 
Died Nov 16 1901 


Benjamin Myers 

Carrie P. Greeley 

Mrs. Sarah Bowen 


Station P 




Aug. 17, 1896. . . 

May, 1876 

March 22, 1895.. 
Jan. 7, 1875 


Bindery 


Mary E.A.Ford 

Edward Davenport 

John Shaughnessy 

Ferris Greenslet 


Periodical 


Resigned Dec. 1, 1901. 






Nov 30 1898 


Resigned Dec. 8, 1901. 
Resigned Dec. 13, 1901. 


Catalogue 


Oct. 14, 1901.... 







Note. — William E.Ford, for thirty-two years janitor of the Boylston street build- 
ing, died May 15, 1901. 
Edward Ca'pen, librarian from 1852-1877, died October 20, 1901. 



54 City Document No. 24. 



REPORT OF THE EXAMINING COMMITTEE 
FOR 1901-1902. 



To the Trustees of the Boston Public Library : 

Gentlemen, — The Examining Committee for the year 1901- 
1902 met on May 17, 1901, and organized by the choice of 
Samuel Wells as Chairman and Mrs. Mary E. Blake as Secretary. 

The following sub-committees were appointed : 

Administration. 

AYilliam L. Parker, James W. Dunphy, 

Mrs. AVilliam H, Dewart. 

Books. 

Miss Sarah Orne Jewett, Mrs. John G. Blake, 

Mrs. Wilham C. Collar, Rev. Charles F. Dole, 

William V. Kellen, Johnson Morton. 

Branches and lieio Modes of Distribution. 

William L. Parker, Rev. Francis X. Dolan, 

Mrs. Carl Dreyfus, Mrs. Thomas J. Gargan, 

Bernard Jenney. 

Catalogues, Bulletins and Finding Lists. 

John H. Colby, Thomas M. Babson, 

Dr. William A. Morrison, Rev. Robert F. Johnson. 



Samuel Wells, Rev. Carlos C. Carpenter, 

William L. Parker, George Putnam. 

Printing and Binding. 

D. B. I^pdike, John H. Colby, 

Miss Maria E. Wood. 

The sub-committees attended to the duties assigned to them 
and made reports to the general committee. 

The Committee on Administration considered the organization 
and work of the Library and its branches as a whole, finding that 
time and experience had enabled the Trustees to constantly im- 



Library Department. 55 

prove the system so that the comniittees had nothing to criticise ; 
however, they " recommeud an increase in force in several depart- 
ments, notably in that of the Branch Department ; also a liberal 
appropriation for increasing the deposits of books at many of the 
stations." 

The Committee on Books suggest the "need of extra assistants in 
the Cliildren's Reading-room during at least two hours of the after- 
noon after school hours for the following reasons : ( 1 ) This 
room is then apt to be crowded, especially in bad weather, and (2) 
guidance in the choice of good reading is here, and here only, 
possible. The parental function may be exercised and effort may 
constantly be made to have each child read certain of the best 
books before going on to elective reading and indiscriminate choice. 
The children now recommend books to each other and the silliest 
and least profitable stories are read out of their covers for lack of 
knowledge of even the names of anything better ; there is a natural 
preference for the easiest reading and the slightest intellectual 
effort. This can only be counteracted by the affectionate care and 
interest of instructed older people. The extra assistants might 
be volunteers or might sometimes be drawn from the waiting hsts 
of those who desire library positions. They would advise the 
children and befriend them as far as possible. " Sometimes a half- 
hour can be spent with a single child to the best possible purpose," 
as the most thoughtful of our special workers in this direction has 
lately said, "but in the present condition of things, the room 
crowded only at certain hours and the attendants being few, this 
personal attention is not often possible." The committee also 
recommend a still greater increase in the supply of standard books 
for young people (or children's classics) . The best collections 
of fairy tales, which stimulate the imagination, are just now in 
astonishing demand, though not long ago it was claimed that 
children cared for them no more. It appears from the records 
kept of unsuccessful applications (ranging from one hundred in 
June last to above three thousand in March), that beside the ad- 
ditions already made, fifty extra copies of these "classics" for 
the Children's Room and fifty for the stacks would not be too 
large an increase. This committee also recommend further pur- 
chases of French and German books of literary value and rank 
in their own country. 

They regard as very important the replenishing and careful 
keeping up of the supply of Baedeker's and other guide books. 
They do not see the use of any careful rebinding in this depart- 
ment when new editions are obtainable. 

They suggest the reprinting of a very useful Reader's Hand- 
book, which can still be found at the desks for reference, but is 
now out of print. 

The committee are aware of the recent demand for large sums 
for the multiplication of branch libraries and dehvery stations in 
different parts of the city. At the same time there is cause for 
regret that so small a proportion of the city's large appropriation 
has been available for the purchase of books. 



56 City Document No. 24. 

The Committee on Branches find that the longer hours on week 
days and the Sunday opening have done much good, and recom- 
mend a still further extension in this respect. They urge greater 
attention to ventilation and light, the introduction of electricity 
where possible, and provision for increased room. They recom- 
mend a larger appropriation for books, as in many stations the 
meagre showing does not encourage attendance, also separate 
rooms for children and the exclusion of those under twelve dur- 
ing evening hours. 

They find a need for small hand-carts to be used in the delivery 
of books to the schools from the several branches. 

They express their pleasure at the courtesy shown by the 
Supervisor of Branches and Stations in permitting their attend- 
ance at the meetings of custodians. 

The Committee on Catalogues find that the suggestions made 
last year by the Examining Committee were adopted and that 
this department is being conducted in an eminently satisfactory 
manner. 

The Committee on Finance do not find it necessary to make 
any recommendations. They commend the liberality in support- 
ing the Library exhibited by the city government, and the pride 
of the citizens of Boston in the possession of so great an instru- 
ment of education. 

The Committee on Printing and Binding report that the Print- 
ing Department remains the same as last year, congratulate it on 
the output of 30,000 cards in advance of what it was at the same 
date one year ago, expecting to reach an advance of about 50,000 
by January. 

The committee are gratified to learn that the plan of these 
cards has been adopted by the Library of Congress and several 
other large institutions. They refer to the new style of machine 
for this department and regret the delay in its completion, 
suggesting meantime leasing a Hnotype in order to prevent a 
congestion of work. 

The introduction of a new machine will somewhat crowd the 
printing room, but it is suggested that an iron gallery might be 
put in this room for the storage of material not constantly in 
use. 

(Signed) Samuel Wells, Chairman. 

Mary Elizabeth Blake, Secretary/. 



APPENDIXES 



I90I-I902. 



LIST OF APPENDIXES. 



PAGE. 

I. Financial Statement ...... 59 

II. Extent of the Library by Years . . .80 

III. Net Increase of the Several Departments, 

Including Branches . . . . .81 

IV. Classification : Central Library , . broadside 
V. Classification : Branches .... 84 

VI. Registration ...... bi^oadside 

VII. Circulation 87 

VIII. Trustees for Fifty Years. Librarians . . 89 
IX. Examining Committees for Fifty Years . . 91 

X. Library Service (April 18, 1902), Including 

Sunday and Evening Schedule ... 95 
XI. Description of the Decorations by Edwin A. 

Abbey and John Elliott . . . .104 

XII. Givers and Gifts . . . . . .109 

XIII. Chronology of the Library, 1852-1902 . . 153 



Library Department. 59 



APPENDIX I. 



Finance. 



Boston Public Library, 
Auditing Department, February 1, 1902.* 

To the Trustees: 

Gentlemen, — The undersigned herewith presents a state- 
ment of the receipts and expenditures of the Library Depart- 
ment for the financial year beginning February 1, 1901, and 
ending January 31, 1902, also a statement concerning the 
trust and other funds, statements covering special appropri- 
ations, and a statement of expenditures on account of the 
branches for the twelve years ending 1901-1902. 

Respectfully, 

A. A. Nichols, 



Auditor. 



Receipts. 

Appropriation. 1901-1902 . . $302,000 00 

Lost books, sales of duplicates, etc., 1,952 29 
Contribution for frame of Elliott 

painting 900 00 



Income from trust funds : 

Balance from 1900-1901 . . ' $7,559 69 
During the year .... 11,80396 



$304,852 29 



19,363 65 



London accounts : 

Balance in hands of J. S. Morgan 

& Co., February 1, 1901 : 

Trust funds income . 86,481. 05 

City appropriation . 7,686 61 

During the year . . 6,000 00 

Interest . . . 215 79 



S20.383 45 

Balance in bands of Baring Bros. 

& Co. . . . . . 72 75 



20,456 20 



Carried forward $344,672 14 



60 City Document No. 24. 

Brought forxmrd . 
Gifts : 

From J. W. Dunphy, unexpended 
February 1, 1901 . 

From Boston Numismatic Society, 
unexpended February 1, 1901 . 

From Elizabeth Lewis, unex- 
pended, February 1, 1901 

From Andrew Carnegie : 
Unexpended, Febru- 
ary 1, 1901 . . $13 86 
During the year . 100 00 

113 86 

From Augustus Hemenway . . 62 22 

From Godfrey Hyams . . . 108 60 

Exchange account : 

Lost books, sales of duplicates, etc. : 
Balance from 1900- 

1901 . . . $1,853 75 

During the year . 236 73 



• 




$344,672 


14 


$12 


22 






127 


63 






119 


56 







544 09 



$2,090 48 






Less amount added to the appro- 






priation .... 1,952 29 








138 


19 


Interest on bank deposit 


1,795 


74 




$347,150 


16 


Expenditures. 






General Library accounts, including the cost of 






maintaining branches : 






Salaries : 






General administration $144,749 43 






Sunday and evening 






force . . . 18,510 33 






filfJC! .OCQ rja 










Books : 






City appro- 






priation, $24,145 45* 






City appro- 






priation. 






London 






account, 4,076 06 







Trust funds income, in- 
cluding London ac- 
count . . . 10,809 66 

39,031 17 



Carried forward . . .$202,290 93 $347,150 16 

* Includes $100, Carnegie gift. 



Library Department. 



61 



Brouf/htforirard . 


$202,290 


93 


Newspapers : 






Todd fund 


1,739 


01 


Periodicals 


6,437 


63 


Binding : 






Salaries . . $15,274 16 






Stock . . . 2,376 65 






Equipment . . . 9 75 






Contract work . . 8,250 27 






41 /British patenlN OfltJ 97 
IspenlicatiousJ " ^"" -« 








26,177 


10 


Printing : 






Salaries . . . $4,991 20 






Stock . . . 2,247 54 






Equipment . . . 256 80 






Contract work . . 1,074 21 








8,569 


75 


Furniture and fixtures 


14,003 


11 


Gas 


1,835 


74 


Electric lighting .... 


2,399 


83 


Cleaning 


6,237 


71 


Small supplies .... 


2,612 


94 


Stationery ..... 


2,010 


77 


Rent of branches and reading-rooms 


6,548 


34 


Fuel 


10,260 


75 


Repairs 


12,848 


45 


Freights and cartage 


686 


75 


Transportation between Central 






Library, branches and delivery 






stations 


3,827 


32 


Delivery stations, rent and services 


4,127 


28 


Telephone service .... 


229 


58 


Postage and telegrams 


1,137 


31 


Typewriting ..... 


48 


58 


Travelling expenses . . 


461 


87 


Grounds 


23 


55 


Premium on surety bond 


5 


00 


Remittance to J. S. Morgan & Co., 






London (Trust Funds Income) 


6,000 


00 


Books : Boston Numis- 






matic Society gift . $122 52 






Books : J. W. Dunphy 






gift ... 12 22 






Books: Godfrey M. 






Hyams gift . . 108 60 






Books : Elizabeth Lewis 






gift . . . 67 19 






Books : Andrew Carnegie 






gift ... 13 86 







$347,150 16* 



Carried f or tear d 



$324 39 1320,519 30 $347,150 16 



62 City Document No. 24. 

Brought forward . $324 39 $320,519 30 $347,150 16 
Books : Augustus Hemen- 

wav gift . . . 62 22 

386 61 

Insurance on boilers . . . 135 00 

Draping building, death of President 

McKinley .... 329 32 

Decorating ceilings, carpentry, etc., 
on account of installing paint- 
ings : 
Abbey painting . . $4,047 69 

Elliott painting . . 1,757 00 

Sargent painting . . 1,054 98 



6,859 67 



328,229 90 



Balance $18,920 26 



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

Income from Trust funds ..... $5,595 63 
Cash on deposit in London : 

In hands of J. S. Morgan & Co. : 
Trust funds . . $7,856 21 
General funds . . 3,404 26 



$11,260 47 



In hands of Baring Bros. & Co. : 
General funds. 

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

Unexpended of donations carried 
to account of 1902-1903 : 

Boston Numismatic Society . 

Elizabeth Lewis .... 

Exchange account : lost books . 
Interest on bank deposits 



11,333 22 



$5 11 




52 37 






57 48 
138 19 






1,795 74 



$18,920 26 



Library Department. 



63 



GENERAL APPROPKIATIOX. 
Comparative Statement for Fiscal Years ending January 31, 1900, 1901 and 1902. 



1899-1900. 1900-1901. 1901-190 



Salaries: 
General administration — 
Sunday and evening force. 

Binding- 
Salaries 

Stock 

Contract work 



Equipment . 
oks 



Boot 

Periodicals 

Furniture and fixtures 

Gas 

Electric lighting 

Supplies 

Cleaning 

Printing : 

Equipment 

Stock 

Contract work 



Stationery 

Typewriting 

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 

Decorating ceilings, carpentry, etc., on ac- 
count of installing paintings 



$133,886 00 
18,543 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 
5,354 68 

802 88 

3,568 23 

4,025 24 

443 28 

1,914 80 

348 67 

675 27 

2 40 



6 75 
2,028 57 



$141,201 87 
18,400 37 

14,880 47 
2,282 57 

11,393 92 
118 80 

19,178 03 
5,.i97 79 

11,837 47 
1,568 70 
2,393 13 
2,484 00 
7,333 78 

299 10 
2,237 96 
1,046 78 
5,005 54 
2,434 95 
7 80 

11,899 32 
5,215 01 

10,964 01 
1,153 74 

3,488 63 
4,184 51 
451 45 
1,171 85 
481 60 
256 20 
338 25 



8 12 
1,500 00 



$144,749 43 
18,510 33 

15,274 16 

2,376 65 

8,250 27 

9 75 

24,145 45 
6,437 63 

14,0C3 11 
1,835 74 
2,399 83 
2,612 94 
6,237 71 

256 80 
2,247 54 
1,074 21 
4,991 20 
2,010 77 
48 58 
10,260 75 
6,548 34 
12,848 45 



3,827 32 

4,127 28 

461 87 

1,137 31 

229 58 
834 32 



$255,000 00 



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

Cost of branches 1899-1900 !!!60,295 93 

1900-1901 72,428 91 

" " " 1901-1902 75,851 43 

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

For 1899-1900 $6,604 35 

" 1900-1901 7,827 78 

" 1901-1902 9,122 98 

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

For 1889-1900 $8,270 66 

" 1900-1901 10,287 70 

" 1901-1902 7,768 02 ' 



64 



City Document No. 24. 



Special Appropriations. 

Library building, Dartmouth street, balance of 

appropriation February 1, 1901 . . . $76,827 94 
Payments on account : 

Mural painting, Edwin A. Abbey . . . 5,500 GO 



Balance, February 1, 1902 



$71,327 94 



This balance will be required to settle outstanding contracts. 

$4,821 81 



Library building, furnishing, balance of city appro 
priation February 1, 1902 ... 



Branch library, Broadway Extension, improve- 
ments, balance of appropriation February 1, 
1901 

Payments on account ...... 



$2,575 69 
587 79 



Balance transferred to other appropriations, $1,987 90 



LONDON ACCOUNTS. 



Balances 

from 
1900-1901. 



Remittances 

and Interest 

1901-1902. 



Total 
Credits. 



Expendi- 
tures, 
1901-1902. 



Balances 

to 
1902-1903. 



J. S. Morgan & Co, 



J. S. Morgan & Co, 
interest 



£ s. d. 
2,909 15 



£ s. d. 
1,229 10 21 

r 

44 6 3J 



1,875 1 11 



Baring Bros. & Co., 



£ s. d, 

2,308 9 6 
15 



2,924 15 



1,273 IC 5 



4,198 11 6 



1,875 1 11 



2,323 9 6 



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LIBRARY TRUST FUNDS. 

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

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

Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . S 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 Lon- 
don, 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. 

BowDiTCH Fund. — This is the bequest of J. Ingersoll Bowditch 
of Boston. Received January, 1S90. 

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

Bond, for $10,000 00 



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

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

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

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

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

Invested in one City of Boston Six per cent. Bond, for . $20.000 00 

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

Abbott Lawrence Fund. — This is the bequest of Abbott Law- 
rence of Boston. Received May, 1860. 

Invested in one City of Boston Six per cent. Bond, for . $10.000 00 

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

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

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

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



Library Department. 69 

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

Townsend Fund. — This is a gift from William Minot and William 
Minot, .Ir., executors of the will of Mary P. Townsend, of Boston, at 
whose disposal she left a certain portion of her estate in trust, for such 
charitable and public institutions as tliey may think meritorious. Said 
executors accordingly selected the Public Library of the City of Boston 
as one of such institutions, and attached the following conditions to 
the legacy: "The income only shall, in each and every year, be ex- 
pended in the purchase of books for the use of the Library; each of 
which books shall have been published in some one edition at least five 
years at the time it may bo 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 cenf. per annum), in the purchase of books in the Spanish 
and Portuguese languages and literature, five years old in some one edi- 
tion. At the end of twenty-five years the income of said sum is to be 
expended annually in the purchase of books of permanent value, either 
in the Spanish or Portuguese language, or in such other languages as 
may be deemed expedient by those having charge of the Library. 
These books bequeathed or purchased are always to be freely accessible 
for reference or study, but are not to be loaned for use outside of the 
Library building. If these bequests are not accepted by the City, and 
the trusts and conditions faithfully executed, tike books, manuscripts 
and money are to be given to the President and Fellows of Harvard 
College. 

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

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

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

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



70 City Document No. 24. 

Treadwell Fund. — By the will of the late Daniel Treadwell of 
Cambridge, late Rumford Professor in Harvard College, who died Feb- 
ruary 27, 1872, he left the residue of his estate, after payment of debts, 
legacies, etc., in trust to his executors, to hold during the life of his 
wife for her benefit, and, after her decease, to divide the residue then 
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 tlie 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 Fund. — Bequest of Charlotte Harris, late 
of Boston, the object of which is stated in the following extract from 
her will: 

" I give to the Charlestown Public Library $10,000, to be invested 
on interest, which interest is to be applied to the purchase of books 
published before 1850. I also give to said Public Library my own pri- 
vate library, and the' portrait of my grandfather, Richard Devens." 
Bequest accepted by City Council, July 31, 1877. 

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

Thomas B. Harris Fund. — Bequest of Thomas B. Harris, late of 
Charlestown, for the benefit of the Charlestown Public Library. Re- 
ceived April, 1884. 

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

ScHOLFiELD FuND. — Bequest of Arthur Sciiolfield, 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, wliich 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 from Dr. Samuel A. Green, of Boston, of 
$2,000, the income of which is to be expended for the purchase of books 
relating to American history. 



Library Department. 71 

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

Four " " " . 500 00 

'' " '> Three " " " . 500 00 

§2,000 00 



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



72 City Document No. 24. 

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

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

Bond, for f 1,000 GO 



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

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

Bond, for $2,800 00 

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

$2,854 41 

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

Invested in one City of Boston Three per cent. Bond, for . 86,000 00 

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

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

Recapitulation of Puclic Library Trust Funds. 

Schollield Fund $61,800 00 

Bates Fund 50,000 00 

Todd Fund 50,000 00 

Phillips Fund 20,000 00 

Treadwell Fund 10,487 69 

Phillips Fund 10.000 00 

Bov?ditch Fund 10,000 00 

Charlotte Harris Fund 10,000 00 

Abbott Lawrence Fund 10,000 00 

Artz Fund 10,000 00 

Ford Fund 6,000 00 

Twentieth Regiment Memorial Fund 5,000 00 

Pierce Fund 5,000 00 

Townsend Fund 4,000 00 

Ticknor Fund 4,000 00 

Cutter Fund 4,000 00 

Codman Memorial Fund 2,854 41 

Charles Mead Fund 2,500 00 

Green Fund 2,000 00 

Bigelow Fund 1,000 00 

Thomas B. Harris Fimd 1,000 00 

Franklin Club Fund 1,000 00 

John Boyle O'Reilly Memorial Fund 1,000 00 

Bradlee Fund 1,000 00 

Edward Lawrence Fund . . 500 00 

Charles Greely Loring Memorial Fund 500 00 

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

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APPENDIX II. 



EXTENT OF THE LIBRARY BY^ YEARS. 





VEARS. 






YEARS. 


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YEARS. 


a 

11 


1 


1852-53 


9.688 


18 


1869-70 


160,573 


35 


1886 


479,421 


2 


1853-54 


16,221 


19 


1870-71 


179,250 


36 


1887 


492,956 


3 


1854-55 


22,617 


20 


1871-72 


192,958 


37 


1888 


505,872 


4 


1855-56 


28,080 


21 


1872-73 


209,456 


38 


1889 


520,508 


5 


1856-57 


34,896 


22 


1873-74 


260,550 


39 


1890 


536,027 


6 


1857-58 


70,851 


23 


1874-75 


276,918 


40 


1891 


556,283 


7 


1858-59 


78,043 


24 


1875-7B 


297,873 


41 


1892 


576,237 


8 


1859-60 


85,031 


25 


1876-77 


312,010 


42 


1893 


597,152 


9 


1860-61 


97,386 


26 


1877-78 


345,734 


43 


1894 


610,375 


10 


1861-62 


105,034 


27 


1878-79 


360,963 


44 


1895 


628,297 . 


11 


1862-63 


110,563 


28 


1879-80 


377,225 


45 


1896-97 


663,763 


12 


1863-64 


116,934 


29 


1880-81 


390,982 


46 


1897-98 


698,888 


13 


1864-65 


123,016 


30 


1881-82 


404,221 


47 


1898-99 


716,050 


14 


1865-66 


130,678 


31 


1882-83 


422,116 


48 


1899-1900 


746,383 


15 


1866-67 


136,080 


32 


1883-84 


438,594 


49 


1900-1901 


781,377 


16 


1867-68 


144,092 


33 


1884-85 


453,947 


50 


1901-1902 


812,264 


17 


1868-69 


152,796 


34 


1885 


460,993 









VOLUMES IN LIBRARY^ AND BRANCHES, JANUARY^ 31, 1902, 
ACCORDING TO LOCATION. 



Central Library 

Duplicate room 

>>j. fFellowes Atiienseum 

•; 5 <! Collection owned by City 
fi~ I Total, Roxbury branch 

Brighton 

Charlestown 

Dorchester 

East Boston 

Jamaica Plain 

South Boston 

South End 



603,155 
32,346 
635,501 

22,432 
12,400 
34,832 

15,218 
29,527 
17,107 
12,623 
13,607 
15,520 
13,415 



West End 

West Roxbury 

Lower Mills (Station A) 

Roslindale (Station B) 

Mattapan (Station D) 

Mt. Bowdoin (Station F).... 
North Brighton (Station L) . . 

Mt. Pleasant (Station N) 

Broadway Ext. (Station P).. 
Roxbury Crossing (Station S) 

Ward Nine (Station U) 

Industrial School (Station W) 

Andrew Sq. (Station Y) 

Orient Heights (Station Z). . 



12,514 

5,028 
128 

1,906 
126 

1,014 
103 
114 

2,270 
350 
322 
67 
216 
756 



Library Department. 
APPENDIX III. 



81 



NET INCREASE OF THE SEVERAL DEPARTMENTS. 





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16,499 

818 


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loss 455 


32,491 
746 


11,821 


20,273 


26,579 


20,680 


21,937 


25,049 




Lower Hall 


20,482 




I's 9,143 


loss 542 


I's 8,056 


313 


2,890 


8,603 


2,063 


6,894 


8,093 


2,'224 


Brighton branch 


9S 


23 


292 


107 


1,217 


276 


I's 3,190 


471 


135 


726 


Charlestown branch — 


•2-2 


339 


300 


loss 16 


I'S 112 


398 


2,095 


l'sl3 


I's 3,158 


742 


Dorchester branch 


■209 


134 


358 


loss 73 


1,415 


159 


I's 1,402 


514 


585 


595 


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48 


126 


112 


1,021 


147 


'Is 1,478 


I'S 255 


495 


569 


Jamaica Plain branch, 


112 


221 


329 


273 


1,277 


374 


I's 1,286 


29 


467 


615 


1 North End branch.... 


84 


15 


63 


I'S 1,861 














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loss 35-2 


147 


382 


48 


1,202 


I'S 2,896 


I's 1,628 


I'S 4-24 


I's 3-24 


loss 250 


Fellovres AthenEcum... 


289 


318 


318 


407 


348 


402 


936 


990 


1,070 


911 


South Boston branch.. . 


51 


55 


401 


loss 289 


1,509 


loss 69 


113 


I's 440 


I'S 118 


1,166 


South End branch 


loss 67 


26 


276 


138 


1,435 


308 


I's 683 


I's 588 


I'S 505 


599 


West End branch 






1,897 


6,522 


1,555 


385 


466 


498 


7-n 


470 


Vf. Roxburv branch 




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4 


626 


loss 8 


185 


169 


199 


414 


93 


Lower Mills reading- 








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1,524 


382 


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loss 30 


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loss 5 


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74 


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142 


Ward Nine delivery 
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126 


Industrial School de- 
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67 


Andrew Scjuare read- 
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203 


13 


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756 

























Total : 


8,633 


20,915 


29,927 


18,695 


35,698 


35,129 


17,162 


30,333 


34,994 


30,887 



^Collection transferred to West End branch. 



City Document No. 24. 



PLACED ON THE SHELVES FEBRUAKY 1, 1901, TO JANUARY 31, 1902. 



Placed on 
the Shelves. 



Condemned, 

missing, 
transferred. 



Central Libi\iry 

Central Library, Duplicate room , 

Brighton branch , 

Charlestown branch 

Dorchester branch 

East Boston branch 

Jamaica Plain branch , 

Roxbury branch, city collection , 

Roxbiiry branch, Fellowes Athenreum 

South Boston branch 

South End branch 

West End branch 

West Roxbury branch 

Lower Mills reading-room 

Roslindale reading-room 

Mattapan reading-room 

Mt. Bowdoin reading-room 

North Brighton reading-room 

Mt. Pleasant reading-room 

Broadway Extension reading-room — 

Roxbury Crossing delivery station 

Ward Nine delivery station 

Industrial School delivery station 

Andrew Square reading-room 

Orient Heights reading-room 

Total 



25,485 
2,508 

871 
1,384 

881 
1,087 



1,058 
1,631 
773 
835 
530 
41 
398 
29 
52 
2S 
114 
535 
174 
132 
67 
21 
762 



5,003 
284 
145 
643 
286 
518 
188 
272 
147 
465 
174 
365 
437 



314 
32 



20,482 

2,224 

726 

742 



615 

loss 250 

911 

1,166 



40,221 



9,334 



APPENDIX IV. 

CEKTRAL LIBRARY CLASSIFICATIONS. 





CLASSES. 








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1861. 


1806. 


1809. 


1871. 


1873. 


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14,266 
15,549 

49,0-4 

11,762 
18,710 
10,548 

16,004 
23,898 

7,284 
35,684 
23,ff7: 

7,345 

23,366 
17,668 
22,236 
7,665 
8,067 
20,089 
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678 

3,450 
2,314 

276 
762 

789 
830 
117 
1,221 

715 

2.091 
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1,872 

51,253 
20,810 
12,000 

16,737 
24,002 
7,325 
30,824 
23,960 
7,258 
9,133 
23,931 
18,262 
22,932 

8,477 


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1.387 
68 

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322 

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327 
1,423 
1,181 


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219 

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2,517 
16,614 
18,126 
87,528 
66,854 
31,615 


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3,209 
2,471 
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1,359 

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3,236 






30,122 
8,421 


2,608 
3,639 






33,771 
32,346 
11,602 
















































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4,089 
















































33,771 


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32,316 


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11,602 


























































5-<2,832 


26,909 


3,756 


6,076 


540,910 


6,788 


13,809 


2,048 


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876 


3,019 


6,832 


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6,001 


436 


4,637 


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City Document No. 24. 



APPENDIX V. 



CLASSIFICATION. 



1 Branch Librabies. 

As Reported by Custodians of Branches, January 31, 1902. 



Reference books 

Genealogy and heraldry 

Biography 

History 

Fine arts, archaeology 

Geography, travels 

Language 

Literature 

Medicine, hygiene 

Natural S(?ience 

Philosophy, ethics, education. . 

Religion, theology 

Sociology 

Law 

Useful and industrial arts 

Amusements, games, sports — 

Fiction 

Books for the young 

Bound periodicals 

Unclassilied 



404 
13 

1,488 



1,62; 

8' 
52! 
297 



1,393 
1,387 



1,43' 
90 
394 



71 
5,6; 
1,719 
1,11 
1,3' 



418 

23 

1,125 

1,281 

249 

676 

60 

1,409 

88 

335 

173 

163 

118 

15 

17 

6' 

4,00i 

1,534 



1,255 

1,149 

316 

712 

91 

1,210 

406 
200 
195 
128 



71 
4,136 
1 

1,120 
318 



5 
1,244 
1,352 



111 
426 
210 
251 
132 
21 
211 
75 

4,722 

l,i 

V 



5 
1,4! 
1,226 



1,410 
101 
406 
233 
221 
124 
14 
17 
74 

3,9! 

1,560 
825 



532 

10 

1.240 

1,201 



129 
1,242 



2,310 



134 
25 

122 
II 

105 

76 
10 
11 
19 

1 
24 

7 

243 

1,236 

53 

49 



Total 15,218 17,107 



12,623 13,607 15,520 13,415 12,514 5,028 1,906 2,270 



1 For the Chai'lestown and Roxbury liranches the figures c^f the re-classiflealion are not 
yet completed. 



APPENDIX VI. 



REGISTRATION DEPARTMENT. 
Statistical Report, February 1, 1901, to January 31, 1902. 



Central Library 

Brighton Branch 

Charlestown Branch.... 

Dorchester Branch 

East Boston Branch — 
Jamaica Plain Branch . . 

Roxbury Brancli 

South Boston Branch... 

South End Branch 

West End Branch 

West Roxbury Branch . 
Station A 



CARDS ISSUED FEBRUARY 1, ISOl — JANUARY 31, 1902. 



Re- Registrations. 



2,31.'i 
1,908 
2,970 



3,446 
3,615 



1,234 

1,47 



61,340 2,043 



New Registrations. 



7 2,8.16 648 3,852 8,410 4,780 8,l.i9 1,542 1,1 



2,410 1,45B 



4,745 


1,234 


3,511 


3,407 


707 


2,700 


5,699 


1,383 


4,316 


6,704 


1,640 


5,124 


3,291 


892 


2,399 


5,278 


1,575 


3,703 


1,306 


321 


985 



Number of calls made by messenger verifying addresses, 7,030. Total number of persons attelnded to, 76,394. 



Library Department. 



85 



CLASSIFICATION OF HOLDERS OF "LIVE CARDS 
JANUARY 31, 1902. 

By Sex and Occupation. 



Classes. 


Permanent 
Residents. 


iNon- 
residents. 


Males. 

Over 21 years of age. 


2.512 

424 

1,309 

7,609 

1,S45 

462 

1,298 

724 

489 

1,282 

8,873 

483 


160 
192 


Teachers 






Business men 


116 




483 




Under 21 years ofac/e. 
Clerks 


94 


Office and errand boys 


4 










Pupils of Grammar schools . 


11 










Females. 

Over 21 years of age. 
Profeseional classes.. 


516 
2,090 
1,542 

4,681 
8,292 

8,218 

1,861 
543 
1,494 
1,414 
9,212 
488 


98 




169 

1,614 

1*^1 




Businesswomen 


Married 








Under 21 years of age. 
Clerks 




Errand girls 


9 


Unemployed 


g-> 


















Totals 


67,661 


5,241 





1 Including persons' temporarily sojourning in Boston. 

N.B.— Of the 2,530 teachers' cards issued prior to Feliruary 1,1902, 1,216 are live 
cards; of these, 932 are held by permanent residents, in addition to their ordinary 
cards (not included in permanent residents' column above), and 284 are held by non- 
residents (which are included in non-residents' column above). 

Of the 709 special privilege cards issued prior to February 1, 1902, 312 are live cards; 
260 are held by permanent residents, and 62 are held by non-residents. 



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By Wards. 



Ward No. 


c — 

5 


-S 

n 


ll 
§2 

1 


Ward No. 


6 


|1 

^6 


1 


1. .. .; 


1,560 
1,340 
1,306 
1,334 
1,2S6 
1,690 

3,943 
2,980 
8,990 
5,260 
5,934 
1,740 


22,832 
22,924 
14,564 
13,248 
12,840 
30,546 
14,782 
28,817 
24,583 
22,142 
19,275 
23,641 
22,835 


.0683 
.0508 
.0896 
.1006 
.1001 
.0553 
.1137 
.1367 
. 1212 
.4060 
.2728 
.2510 
.0761 


14 


2,195 
1,980 
2,210 
2,350 
2,206 
2,290 
4,106 
4,318 
2,836 
2,906 
3,544 
2,916 


21,453 
19,700 
20,017 
25,038 
22,401 
27,178 
32,556 
23,868 
25,610 
23,637 
27,126 
19,279 


1023 






.1005 


3 


16 


1104 


4 


17 


0938 








6 


19 


.0842 












9 


23 


.1107 


10 


.1229 


11 


24 . 


1306 


12 














Total 


72,902 


560,892 






1299 









Library Department. 



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APPENDIX VII. 



CIRCULATION OF BOOKS. 
Home Use Only. 



Central Library: 
A., direct 



Total Circulation. 
Home use. 



1900- 
1901 



B., through branches 
and stations 



Brighton 

Charleslown . . . 

Dorchester 

East Boston.... 
Jamaica Plain . 

Roxbury 

South Boston.. 

South End 

West End 

West Roxbury. 
Station A 



318,514 
113,143 

4-2,800 

43,706 

52,021 

64,461 

50,758 

88,622 

75,294 

87,604 

131,532 

24,056 

5,4-27 

16,688 

4,768 

6,490 



10.143 
5,840 
5,1-25 



Carried forward. 



3-24,547 
121,279 



73,261 
57,449 
95,853 

87,774 
88,020 
137,713 

27,879 
6,945 
40,b23 

8,.58l 
14,382 
12,9-25 
10,158 
11,818 
6,918 
5,542 



From Central 

Lil)rary through 

Branches and 

Stations. 

Included in 

Central Library 

Circulation, " B." 



I900" 
1901. 



1,176,.S37 1,302,289 50,569 46,814 



689 
1,657 
1,198 
823 
895 
1,108 
2,343 
1,800 
2,377 
6,808 
3.305 
2,155 
3,017 
5,644 
4,843 
5,953 
2,062 
2,206 



614 
1,894 
1,438 
681 
762 
1,211 
3,252 
1,310 
2,020 
4,047 
3,553 
1,849 
3,554 
4,991 
4,586 
5,866 

1,769 



From Branches 
through Stations. 

Included in 
Branch Circulation 



1900- 
1901, 



3 81 
'1,150 



1901- 
1902. 



See notes, pag-e 8S. 



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APPENDIX Vn. — Coticluded. 



Brought forioard 

Station M 

N 

P 

Q 

R 

S 

T 

U 

AV 

Y 

Z 

Cottage Place 

Deer Island 

Guild St. Eliaabeth 

House of Reformation . . 

North Bennet street 

Parental School 

Schools 

Back Bay P.O 

City Almshouse 

Engine houses 

Gallop's Island 

Vacation Schools, etc 



Total 1,324,728 1,483,513 



Total Circulation. 
Home use. 



1900- 
1901. 



1,176,837 
9,454 
12,083 
26,449 
16,669 
18,398 
14,382 
11,199 
17,039 
4,516 
1,393 



1901- 
1902. 



1,302,289 
11,150 
16,473 
29,164 
16,267 
18,081 
15,702 
12,866 
19,451 
9,153 
10,.503 



From Central 

Library through 

Branches and 

Stations. 

Included in 

Central Library 

Circulation " B." 



1900- 
1901 



50,569 
4,421 
5,780 
2,253 
5,005 
9,814 
5,992 
4,349 
6,063 



1901- 
1902. 



46,814 
4,004 
5,941 
2,089 
4,481 
9,380 
6,614 
3,827 
8,878 

13,832 

4,619 

386 



46 

1300 

1268 

1 8,850 

45 
1715 



From Branches 

through Stations. 

Included in 

Branch Circulation. 



1900- 
1901. 



1901- 
1902. 



1 Number sent on deposit. Number used on premises not recorded. 
- Included in Dorchester Branch circulation. 
3 " " Brighton " " 

* " " Roxbury " " 

'' " " South Boston " " 



Library Department. 



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APPENDIX VIII. 



TRUSTEES FOR FIFTY Y'EARS. 

The Hon. Edward Everett was President of the Board of 
Trustees from 1852 to 18()4; George Ticknor, Esq., in 1865; 
William ^V. Greenongb, Esq., from 1866 to April, 1888; from 
May 7, 1888, to May 12, 1888, Prof. Henry W. Haynes ; 
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 has served since May 12, 1899. 

The Board for 1852 was a preliminary organization ; that for 
1853 made what is called the first annual report. At first it con- 
sisted of one alderman and one common councilman and five 
citizens at large, until 1867, when a revised ordinance made it to 
consist of one alderman, two common councilmen and six citizens 
at large, two of whom retired, unless 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. 
Bexton, Josiah H., Jr., 1894-1901. 
BiGELOw, Hon. John P., 1852-68. 
BowDiTCH, Henry 1., M.D., 

1865-68. 
BowDiTCH, Henry P., M.D., 1894- 

1901. 
Bradlee, John T., 1869-70. 
Bradt, Herman D., 1872-73. 
Braman, 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, D.D., 

1878-88. 
Coe, Henry F., 1878. 
Crane, Samuel D., 1860-61. 
Curtis, Daniel S., 1873-75. 
Dennie, George, 1858-60. 
De Normandie, James, D.D., 

1895-1901. 
Dickinson, M. F., Jr., 1871-72. 
Drake, Henry A., 1863-64. 
DwiGHT, Thomas, M.D., 1899-1901. 
Erving, Edward S., 1852. 
Everett, Hon. Edward, 1852-64. 
Flynn, James J., 1883. 
Frost, Oliver, 1854-55 ; 1856-58. 
Frothingham, Richard, LL.D., 

1875-79. 
Gaffield, Thomas, 1867-68. 
Green, Samuel A., M.D., 1868-78. 
Green ouGH, William W., 1856-88. 
Guild, Curtis, 1876-77; 1878-79. 
Harris, William G., 1869-70. 



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

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

75; 1876-77. 
Howes, Osborne, Jr., 1877-78. 
Ingalls, Melville E., 1870-71. 
Jackson, Patrick T., 1864-65. 
Jenkins, Edward J., 1885. 
Keith, James M., 1868-70. 
Kimball, David P., 1874-76. 
Lawrence, James, 1852. 
Lee, Hon. John H., 1884-85. 
Lewis, Weston, 1867-68. 
Lewis, Weston, 1868-79. 
Lewis, Winslow, 1867. 
Lincoln, Hon. Solomon, 1897- 

1901. 
Little, Samuel, 1871-73. 
Messinger, George W., 1855. 
Morse, Godfrey, 1883-84. 
Morton, Hon. Ellis W., 1870-73. 
Munroe, Abel B., 1854. 
Newton, Jeremiah L., 1867-68. 
Niles, Stephen R., 1870-71. 
O'Brien, Hon. Hugh, 1879-82. 
Pease, Frederick, 1872-73. 
Perkins, William E., 1878-74. 
Perry, Lyman, 1852. 
Pierce, Phineas, 1888-94. 
Plummer, Farnham, 1856-57. 
Pope, Benjamin, 1876-77. 



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



O., 



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

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

1877-78. 
TiCKNOR, George, LL.D., 1852-66. 
Tyler, John S., 1863-64; 1866-67. 
Walker, Francis A., LL.D., 1896. 
Warren, George W., 1852-54. 
Washburn, Frederick L., 1857-58. 
Whipple, Edwin P., 1868-70. 
Whitmore, William H., 1882-83. 
Whitmore, William H., 1885-88. 
Whitney, Daniel H., 1862-63. 
Whitten, Charles V., 1883-85. 
Wilson, Elisha T., M.D., 1861-63. 
Wilson, George, 1852. 
WiNSoR, Justin, LL.D., 1867. 
Wolcott, Hon. Roger, 1879. 
Wright, Albert J., 1868-69. 



LIBRARIANS. 



1852 to date. 

(From 1S58 to 1877 the chief executive officer was entitled Superintendent.) 

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

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

WiNSOR, Justin, LL.D., Superintendent, February 2.5, 1868-September 

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

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

30, 1890. 
DwiGHT, Theodore F., Librarian, April 13, 1892-April 30, 1894. 
Putnam, Herbert, Librarian, February 11, 1895-April 3, 1899. 
Whitney, James L., Acting Librarian, March 31, 1899-December 21, 

1899; Librarian, December 22, 1899. 



Library Department. 



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APPENDIX IX. 



EXAMINING COMMITTEES FOR FIFTY 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 thirtj'- 
fourth year was from May 1 to December 31, 1885, a period of 
eight months, for which no Examining Committee was appointed. 



Abbott, Hon. J. G., 1870. 
Abbott, S. A. B., 1880, 1894. 
Adams, Brooks. 1894. 
Adams, Nehemiah. D.D., 1860. 
Adams, Wm. T.. 1875. 
Alger, Rev. Wm. R., 1870. 
Allen, Hon. Charles, 1899. 
Amory. Miss Anna S., 1890, 1891. 
Andrew, Hon. John F., 1888. 
Andrews, Augustus, 1892, 1893. 
Appleton, Hon. Nathan, 1854. 
Apthorp, AVm. F., 1883, 1899, 1900. 
Arnold. Howard P., 1881. 
Aspinwall, Col. Thomas, 1860. 
Attwood, G., 1877. 
Babson, Thomas M., 1900, 1901. 
Bailev, Edwin C, 1861. 
Ball. Joshua D., 1861. 
Bancroft, Robert H.. 1894. 
Bangs. Edward, 1887. 
Barnard, James M., 1866. 
Barry, Rev. Richard J., 1895. 
Bartiett, Sidnev. 1869. 
Bates, Hon. John L., 1896, 1897. 
Beebe, James M., 1858. 
Beecher, Edward, D.D., 1854. 
Bent, Samuel Arthur, 1890, 1891, 
Bigelow, Jacob. M.D., 1857. 
Bigelow, Hon. John P., 1856. 
Blagden. George W.,D.D., 1856. 
Blake, J. Bapst, M.D., 1897, 1898. 
Blake, John G., M.D., 1883, 1891. 
Blake. Mrs. Mary E., 1894, 1900, 

1901. 
Bodfish, Rev. Joshua P.. 1879, 1891. 
Bowditch, Alfred. 1899, 1900. 
Bowditch, Henry I., M.D., 1855. 
Bowditch, Henry I., M. D.. 1865. 
Bowditch, Henry P., M.D., 1881. 
Bowditch, J. Ingersoll, LL.D., 

1855. 
Bowman, Alfonso. 1867. 
Bowne, Prof. Borden P., 1896, 1897. 
Bradford, Charles F.. 1868. 
Bragg, Hon. Henry W., 1898, 1899. 



Brewer, Thomas M., 1865. 
Brimmer, Hon. Martin, 1890, 1891 
Brooks, Phillips, D.D., 1871. 
Brown, Allen A., 1894. 
Brown, Francis H., M.D., 1899 

1900. 
Browne, Alexander Porter, 1891. 
Bi-owne, Causten, 1876. 
Buckingham, C. E., M. D., 1872. 
Burdett, Everett W., 1896, 1897. 
Burroughs, Rev. Henry, Jr., 1869 
Byrne, Very Rev. William, 1899 

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

1899. 
Connolly, Rev. Arthur T., 

1899. ' 
Corbett, Hon. Joseph J., 

1897. 
Cudworth, Warren H., D.D., 187 
Curtis. Charles P., 1862. 
Curtis, Daniel S., 1872. 
Curtis, Thomas B., M.D., 1874. 
Cushing. Thomas, 1885. 
Dalton, Charles H., 1884. 
Dana. Samuel T., 1857. 



1901. 
1898, 



1896, 



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City Document No. 24. 



Davis, James C, 1899, 1900. 

Dean, Benjamin, 1873. 

Denny, Henry G., 1876. 

Derby, Hasket, M.D., 1895, 1896. 

Dewart, Mrs. William H., 1901. 

Dexter, Henry M.. D.D., 1866. 

Dillingham, Rev. Pitt, 1886. 

Dix, James A., 1860. 

Doherty, Phillip J., 1888. 

Dolan, Rev. F. X., 1901. 

Dole, Rev. Charles F., 1901. 

Donahoe, Patrick, 1869. 

Donald, E. Winchester, D.D., 1898, 

1899. 
Donnelly, Charles F., 1899, 1900. 
Dreyfns, Mrs. Carl, 1901. 
Dunphy, .James W., 1900, 1901. 
Durant, Henry F., 1863. 
Duryea, Joseph T., D.D., 1880. 
Dwight, John S., 1868. 
Dwight, Thomas, M.D., 1880. 
Eastburn, Manton, D.D., 1863. 
Eaton, William S., 1887. 
Edes, Henry H., 1886. 
Eliot, Samuel, LL.D., 1868. 
Ellis, Arthur B., 1888, 1889. 
Ellis, Calvin, M.D., 1871. 
Ellis, George E., D.D., 1881. 
Endicott, William, Jr., 1878. 
Ensworth, William H., M.D., 1898, 

1899. 
Ernst, Carl W., 1897, 1898. 
Evans, George W., 1887, 1888, 1889. 
Everett, Sidney, 1895. 
Fallon, Hon. Joseph D., 1899, 1900. 
Farlow, John W., M.D., 1892, 1893. 
Field, Miss Gretchen, 1898. 
Field, Walbridge A., LL.D., 1866. 
Fields, James T., LL.D., 1872. 
Fitz, Reginald H., 1879. 
Fitz, Walter Scott, 1894. 
Foote, Rev. Henry W., 1864. 
Fowle, William F., 1864. 
Freeland, Charles W., 1867. 
Frost, Oliver, 1854. 
Frothlngham, Richard, LL.D.,1816. 
Furness, Horace Howard, LL.D., 

1882. 
Gannett, Ezra S., D.D., 1855. 
Gargan, Mrs. Helena N., 1901, 
Gargan, Thomas J., 1899, 1900. 
Garland, George M., M.D., 1895, 

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

1899, 1900. 
Gould, A. A., M.D., 1864. 
Grant, Robert, 1884. 
Gray, John C, LL.D., 1877. 
Green, Scnmiel A., M.B., 1868. 
Green, Samuel S., 1895. 
Greenough, William W., 1858, 1874, 

1883, 1886. 



Grinnell, Charles E., 1874. 
Hale, Edward E., D.D., 1858. 
Hale, Mrs. George S., 1887, 1888. 
Hale, Moses L., 1862. 
Hale, Philip, 1893. 
Haskins, Rev. George F., 1865. 
Hassam. John T.. 1885. 
Hayes, Hon. F. B., 1874. 
Haynes, Prof. Henry W., 1879. 
Haynes, Prof. Henry W., 1881,1884. 
Hay ward, George, M.D., 1863. 
Heard, John, Jr., 1888, 1889, 1891. 
Heard, John T., 1853. 
Hellier, Charles E., 1895. 
Hemenway, Alfred, 1898, 1899. 
Herford, Brooke, D.D., 1884. 
Herrick, Samuel E., D.D., 1888, 

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

1883 
Hill, Clement Hugh, 1880. 
Hillard, Hon. George S., 1853. 
Billard, Hon. George S., 1873. 
Hills, Thomas, 1898, 1899. 
Hodges, Richard M., M.D., 1870. 
Holmes, Edward J., 1881, 1884. 
Holmes, Oliver W., M.D., 1858. 
Holmes, Oliver W., Jr., LL.D., 

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

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

1900. 
Hubbard, James M., 1891. 
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. 
Jenney, Bernard, 1901. 
Jewell, Hon. Harvey, 1863. 
Jewett, Miss Sarah Orne, 1900,1901. 
Johnson, Rev. Robert F., 1900,1901. 
Jordan, Eben D., 1873. 
Kellen, William V., 1901. 
Kidder. Henry P., 1870. 
Kimball, 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, 1K90, 1891. 



Library Department. 



93 



Lee. Hon. Jolm II., ISOT, 1898. 
Lewis, ]V,'stnn, 1872, 1878. 
Lincoln, Hon. F. W., 1856. 
Lincoln, Hon. Solomon, 1886. 
Little, James L., 1804. 
Lombard. Prof. Josiah L., 18G8. 
Loriug, Hon. Charles G., 1855. 
Lothrop, Loring, 1866. 
Lowell, A. Lawrence, 1897, 1898. 
Lowell, Augustus, 1883. 
Lowell, Edward J., 1885. 
Lunt, Hon. (ieorge, 1874. 
Lyman, George H., M.D., 1885. 
McClearv, Samuel F.. 1890. 
McNulty, Rev. John J.. 1896, 1897. 
Manning, Rev. Jacob M., 1961. 
Mason. Rev. Charles, 1857. 
Mason, Miss Ellen F., 1898, 1899. 
Mason, Frank S.. 1899, 1900. 
Mason, Robert M., 1869. 
Maxwell, J. Audley, 1883. 
Metcalf, Rev. Theodore A., 1888, 

1889. 
Minns, Thomas, 1864. 
Minot, Francis, 1866. 
Morison, Miss Mary, 1892, 1893, 

1895. 
Morrill, Charles J., 1885. 
Morrison. Dr. William A., 1901. 
Morse, John T., Jr., 1879. 
Morse, Robert M., Jr., 1878. 
Morton, Hon. Ellis \V., 1871. 
Morton, Johnson, 1901. 
Mudge, Hon. E. R., 1871. 
Neale, Rollin H., D.D., 1853. 
Noble, John, 1882, 1899, 1900. 
Norcross, Otis, 1880. 
O'Brien, Hon. Hugh, 1879. 
O'Callaghan, John J., 1895. 
O'Reillv, John Boyle, 1878. 
Otis, G. A., 1860. 
Paddock. Rt. Rev. Benj. H., 1876. 
Parker, Charles Henrv, 1888, 1889. 
Parker. William L., 1900, 1901. 
Parker. Mrs. William L., 1897, 

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

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

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

1890, 1891, 1892, 1893. 1895, 1896. 
Putnam, George, 1900, 1901. 
Putnam, George, B.D., 1870. 
Putnam, Hon. John P., 1865. 
Putnam. William L., 1898. lS»i9. 



Randall, Charles M., M.D., 1884. 
Reed, Henry R., 1899, 1900. 
Rice, Hon. Alexander H., 1860. 
Robbins. Elliott. M.D., 1893. 
Roberts, Rev. W. Dewees, 1899, 

1900. 
Roche, James Jeffrey, 1898, 1899. 
Rogers, Prof. William li., 1861. 
Rollins, J. Wingate, 1888, 1889. 
Ropes, John C, LL.D., 1872. 
Rotch, Benjamin S., 1863. 
Runkle, Prof. J. D., 1882. 
Russell, Samuel H., 1880. 
Sampson, O. II., 1892, 1893. 
Sanyer, Hon. George P., 1860. 
Searle, Charles P., 1898, 1899. 
Seaver, Edwin P., 1881. 
Shepard, Hon. Harvey N., 1888, 

1889. 
Sherwin, Mrs. 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, 

1900. 
Sprague, Homer B., 1882. 
Stedman, C. EUery, M.D., 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, Rev. George A., 1875. 
Thaver, Rev. Thomas B., 1862. 
Thomas, B. F., LL.D., 1875. 
Thomas, Seth J., 1856. 
Ticknor, Miss Anna E„ 1891. 
Ticknor, George, LL.D., 1853, 

1854, 1855, 1859, 1863, 1866. 
Tillinghast, Caleb B., 189.5, 1896. 
Tobey, Hon. Edward S., 1862. 
Todd, William C, 1894. 
Turner, Miss Frances H., 1899, 

1900. 
Twombly, A. S., D.D., 1883, 1884. 
Updike, D. B., 1900, 1901. 
Upham, J. B., M.D., 1865. 
Vibbert, Rev. George H., 1873. 
Wadlin, Horace G., 1899, 1900. 
Wales, George W., 1875. 
Walley, Hon. Samuel H., 1862. 
Ward, Rev. Julius H., 1882. 
Ware. Charles E., M.D., 1875. 
^Vare. Darwin E.. 1881. 
Ware, Mrs. Darwin E., 1899, 1900. 
Warner, Hermann J.. 1867. 



94 



City Document No. 24. 



Warren, Hon. Charles H., 1859. 
Warren, J. Collins, M.D., 1878. 
Waterston, Rev. Robert C, 1867. 
Weissbein, Louis, 1893. 
Wells, Mrs. KateG., 1877, 
Wells, Samuel, 1900, 1901. 
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, Ellsha T., M.D., 1861. 
Winsor, Justin, LL.B., 1867. 
Winthrop, Hon. Robert C, 1854. 
Winthrop, Robert C, Jr., 1887. 
Wood, Frank, 1897, 1898. 
Wood, Miss Maria E., 1900, 1901. 
Woodbury, Charles Levi, 1871. 
Woolson, Mrs. Abba Goold, 1888, 

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



Library Department. 



95 



APPENDIX X. 



SCHEDULE OF LIBRARY SERVICE. 



Su 



Central Libraiy 

Branches and reading-rooms 



MARY. 










176 


Men 


9o 


Women 


83 


72 


" 


17 


'' 


5.5 



248 

Evening and Sunday service, Central Library, 
Sunday service, branches, 21. 

Extra assistance is employed at the braucties. 



10 



138 



EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT. 



Name. 


Entered. 


G 


i-ade. 


"Whitney, James L. . 


1869 


Librarian. 


Fleischner, Otto 


1891 


Ass't Librarian. 


Nichols, Adelaide A. 


1868 


Auditor. 


Deery, Delia Jean 


1891 


B. 


Special. 


Learned, Lucie A. . 


1891 


B. 


(( 


tMooney, George V. 


1889 


B. 


(( 


McFarland, Peter V. 


1896 


D. 




**Bicknell, Margaret M. . 


1896 


C. 


Special. 


McKenzie, Kenneth . 


1897 


D. 




Guinan, Thomas H. 


1901 


Runner. 


CATALOGUE ] 


DEPARTMENT. 




Hunt, Edward B. 


1883 


Chief. 


•[ Swift, Lindsay 


1878 


A. 


Special. 


Chevalier, Samuel A. 


1894 


A. 


Special. 


Murdoch, John 


1896 


A. 


ii 


Rollins, Mary H. 


18S6 


A. 




Lane, Lucius P. 


1898 


B. 


Special. 


Rice, Edwin F. 


1885 


B. 


a 


Tenney, Mary A. 


1897 


B. 


a 


Forsyth, Walter G. 


1902 


— 




Gould, Ida W. 


1884 







Hemmings, Anita F. 


1897 


— 





* Serving from three lo seven evenings a week eacli. The total number of posiMons 
is 37, evemngs; 43, Sundays. 

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



96 



City Document No. 24. 



Name. 


Entered. 


Grade. 


Bartlett, Mary R. . 


1897 


B. 


Cutler, Dora L. 


1887 


B. 


Durand, Susan M. . 


1900 


B. 


Leavitt, Luella K. . 


1895 


B. 


Mackay, Susan H. . 


1901 


B. 


Brennan, Thomas Francis 


1890 


C. Special. 


Lilienthal, Flora N. . 


1902 


— 


McSweeney, M. Agnes. 


1897 


— 


Dolau, Charts W. . 


1894 


D. 


ORDERING DEPARTMENT 




Macurdy, Theodosia E. 


1889 


Chief. 


Seemiiller, Mary 


1899 


B. Special. 


Frinsdorff, Emily 0. 


1894 


B. 


Goddard, Mrs. Frances H. 


1892 


B. 


Hutchins, Fernald 


1896 


B. 


McGratb, Mary A. . 


1868 


B. 


Keleher, Alice A. . , 


1891 


— 


Maiers, AYilliam C, Jr. 


1897 


C. 


Daly, Gertrude B. . 


1901 


D. Runner. 


Ennis, William J. 


1900 


D. Runner. 


SHELF DEI 


»ARTMEXT. 




Roffe, William G. T. 


1881 


A. Div. 2. 


Locke, John F. 


1894 


B. Special. 


Richmond, Bertha P. 


1895 


B. 


Connor, George H. 


1891 


C. Special. 


Eberhart, John 


1894 


C. 


Reardon, John H. . 


1896 


C. 


Muckensturm, Matthew 


1899 


— 


Caiger, Eliza F. A. 


1895 


D. 


Conroy, Michael J. . 


1897 


D. 


Lucid, John F. 


1893 


D. 


Schnabel, Paul J. 


18^8 


D. 


Hennessey, Alice M. 


1901 


D. Runner. 


BATES 


HALL. 




Bierstadt, Oscar A. 


1899 


Custodian. 


* Blaisdell, Frank C. 


1876 


A. Special. 


Doyle, Agnes C. 


1885 


B. Special. 


Buckley, Pierce E. 


1891 


B. 


McCarthy, Michael, Jr. 


1892 


C. Special. 


Ward, Joseph W. 


1891 


C. " 


Plunkett, Albert J. . 


1895 


D. " 


Hannigan, Frank J. . 


1898 


D. 


Rosenberg, Morris J. 


1901 


— 



In charge of Patent and Newspaper Departments. 



Library Department. 



97 



Name. 


KiUeri'd. 


Gra.k'. 


Hogan, C. Thomas . 


LS99 


D. Runner. 


Sullivan, James L. . 


1902 


— 


SPECIAL LIBRARIES. 




Hitchcock, Grace A. . 


1895 


B. Special. 


Barton, Marguerite . 


1900 


B. 


Chamberlain, Mrs. jNIarion L. 


1897 


B. 


Keller, Helen Rex 


1901 


— 


Cassidy, Margaret L. 


1895 


D. Special. 


Kelly, 'Charlotte H. . 


1895 


D. 


Doyle, Charles A. 


1899 


D. 


Clarke, Harold 


1900 


D. Runner. 


Doyle, James L. 


1900 


D. " 


Meehan, Michael J. . 


1901 


— 


Barbour, Joseph H. D. 


1901 


— 


DOCUMENTS DEPARTMENT. 


Ford, AVorthington C. 


1898 


Chief. 


"Wheeler, Horace L. . 


1900 


B. 


Cutting, Grace M. . 


1899 


C. Special. 


PERIODIC. 


IL ROOM. 




"Wendte, Frederika . 


1895 


B. 


Mulloney, WilUam J. 


■ 1892 


D. Special. 


Collins, John T. 


1901 


E. 


NEWSPAP 


ER ROOM. 




Serex, Frederic . 


1895 


B. 


Keenan, Matthew T. 


1896 


D. Special. 


ISSUE DEP 


ARTMENT. 




McGuffey, Margaret D. 


. 1895 


Chief. 


Sheridan, Mary C. . 


1881 


— 


Jordan, Alice M. 


1900 


B. 


Cuftlin, M. Florence . 


1892 


C. Special. 


Richards, Florence F. 


1875 


C. 


Shumway, Marion H. 


1895 


C. 


Cunniff, Nellie L. 


1895 


D. Special. 


Dowhng, S. Jennie . 


1895 


D. Special. 


Murphy, Annie G. . 


. 1888 


D. 


Reynolds, Mary A. . 


1894 


D. 


Schulz, Henry A. C. 


1898 


D. " 


AVeichmann, Catherine A. 


1895 


D. 


AViUiams, Grace 


1895 


D. 


Zaiigg, Joanna . 


! 895 


D. 


Beck, Ernest M. 


. 1900 


D. 



98 



City Document No. 24. 



Name. 

Connolly, Nellie L. 
Gorman, John E. 
Hagerty, Mary E. 
Olson, Alphild , 
Olson, Bertha A. 
Quinlan, George H 
Shaughnessy, Mary 
Stetson, Nina M. 
Barry, Margaret 
Bryce, Jean M. 
Cole, Grace E. 
Connor, Lillian L. 
Day, Josephine E. 
Gorman, Annie L. 
Kolsky, Joseph 
Per ham, Lucy . 
Eeid, Georgina I. 
"Williams, Eleanor 
Dixon, Robert F. 
Sullivan, Mary M. 



M. 



M. 



Entereil. 

1895 
1895 
1897 
1895 
1895 
1901 
1897 
1896 
1897 
1898 
1897 
1900 
1899 
1899 
1900 
1900 
1900 
1899 
1902 
1902 



Grade. 

D. 

D. 

D. 

D. 

D. 

D. 

D. 

D. 

D. Runner. 

D. 

D. 

D. 

D. 

D. 

D. 

D. " 

D. " 

D. 



ISSUE DeA^RTMENT. CHILDREN'S ROOM. 

* Sheffield, Mrs. Gertrude P. . 1896 B. Special. 

Daly, Margaret C. . . . 1895 D. " 

Ethier, Lillian E. . . . 1895 D. 

Hersey, Edna M. . . . 1898 D. 



REGISTRATION DEPARTMENT. 



Keenan, John J. 
Murray, Ella K. 
Shelton, Richard B. . 
Fillebrown, Emily F, 



18^5 
1886 
1895 
1895 



B. Special. 

C. 

D. Special. 

D. 



Name. 

Lee, Francis W. 
Geyer, AVillfried H, 
Land, Annie F. . 
O'Keefe, Charles J. 



PRINTING DEPARTMENT. 

Entered. 
1894 

1896 
1896 
1899 



Position. 

Chief. 
Pressman. 
Compositor. 
Job pressman. 



Ryder, Frank . 
Collins, Dennis J. 
Conolly, John L. 



BINDERY 



1883 
1887 
1900 



Foreman. 
Finisher. 
Forwarder. 



* In charge. 



Library Department. 



99 



Name. 






Knteieil. 


Position. 


Fiiei-st, Alexander . . . 1896 


Forwarder. 


Hoeft'uer, George 




1891 


" 


Ivory, John AV. 




1893 


" 


Lofstroni, Konrtid A. 




1892 


" 


Murphy. John F. 




1,S83 


u 


Ochs, Alfred G. 




1900 


u 


Sullivan, J. Henry . 




1898 


" 


Ilemstedt, William P. 




1883 


Pressman. 


Cellarius, Theodore AV. 




1892 


Apprentice. 


Doiron, Joanna . . 




1896 


Sewer. 


Doyle, Carrie . ' . 




1900 




Kiley, Margaret J. . 




1889 




Moriarty, Mary G. . 




1875 




Nolen, Sarah 




1891 




Potts, P:!len F. . 




1892 




Soule, Ellen E. . 




1891 




ENGINEER AND JANITOR DEPARTMENT. 


Mederauer, Henry . . . 1894 


Chief Engineer. 


MeCready, Alexander 






1895 


Engineer. 


Malone, John P. 






1895 


" 


O'Neill, Harry . 






1896 


(; 


Zittel, George, Jr. 






1891 


u 


Herland, Nils J. 






1895 


Fireman. 


Moran, John A. 






1894 


" 


Karlsou, Charles AV. . 






1896 


Book Motors. 


AVilliams, John L. 






1886 


Janitor. 


Frye, Henry AA". 






1898 


" 


Kelley, James J. 






1900 


" 


McCarty, Dennis 






1888 


AVatchman. 


McGee, Alexander D 






1896 


Painter. 


Lawrence, John A. . 






1898 


Carpenter. 


Hanna, AVilliam T. . 






1895 


Marble polisher. 


Cole, AA^illiam E. 






1898 ) 
1901 1 


Elevator and Coat 


Lufkin, Ernest S. 






room attendants. 


BRANCH Dl 


PARTMENT. 




Name. Entered. 


Grade. 


AA'ard, Langdon L. . . . 1896 


Supervisor of Branches 
and Stations. 


Kueffner, Cecilia AA^ 






1898 


B. 


Stevens, Alice V. 






1899 


B. 


Heimann, Otto A. 






1890 


C. Special. 


Morse, Maud M, 






1877 


C. 


BoUig, Emma . 






1898 


C. 


Kiernan, Letitia M. 






1895 


c. 


McCarthy. Marion A 






1895 


D. 


Maier, Joseph A. 






1892 


D. 


Brown, Richard . 






1898 


D. 


Fazakas, Chester A. 


5. 




1901 


— 



100 



City Document No. 24. 



Kanie. 

Walkley, Ellen O. 
Brackett, Marion W 
Wing, Alice M. 
Bickford, Lillian A 
Matthews, Everett F 
Taylor, Charles F 



EAST BOSTON BRAXCH. 

Entered. 



1897 
1897 

1873 
1891 
1900 
1897 



Grade. 

Custodian. 

C. 

C. 

D. 

Janitor. 



SOUTH BOSTON BRANCH. 



Eobinson, Alice M. 
Eaton, Ellen A . 
Sampson, Idalene L. 
McQuarrie, Annie C. 
Orcutt, Alice B. 
Baker, Joseph . 



1902 
1873 

1878 
1894 
1887 
1872 



Custodian. 

C. 

C. 

D. 

D. 

Janitor. 



Bell, Helen M. . 
Berry, Martha L. C 
Puffer, Dorothy 
Griggs, Sarah W. 
Lynch, Gertrude A. 
Monahan, AVilliam 



ROXBURY BRANCH. 

1878 
1883 
1878 
1886 
1894 
1883 



Custodian. 

C. 

C. 

D. 

D. 

Janitor. 



CHARLESTOWN BRANCH. 



Cartee, Elizabeth F. . 
Livermore, Mrs. Susan E. 
Reagen, Elizabeth R. 
Donovan, Annie M. . 
O'Neill, Margaret M. 
Rogan, Katharine S. 
Smith, Thomas E. 



1886 
1885 
1895 
1899 
1892 
1896 
1874 



Custodian. 
C. 

c. 

D. 
D. 
D. 

Janitor. 



BRIGHTON BRANCH. 



Hall, Belle S 


1902 


Custodian 


Conley, Ellen F. . . . 


1891 


C. 


Dale, M. Florence 


1895 


C. 


Warren, Edward A. . 


1898 


Janitor, 


DORCHESTER 


BRANCH. 




Reed, Mrs. Elizabeth J. . 


1873 


Custodian 


GrifHth, Mary E. . 


1886 


C. 


Donovan, Mary G. . 


1891 


C. 


Brick, Mary L. . . . 


1899 


D. 


Kellogg, Grace E. . ^ 


1898 


D. 


Halligan, John F. . 


1902 


Janitor. 



Library DErAKTMENT. 



101 



SOUTH END BRANCH. 

Name. Entered. Grade. 

Sheridan, Margaret A. . . 1875 Custodian. 

McKirdv, Alice E. . . . 1896 C. 

Lynch, Emma F. . . . 1885 C. 

Meehan, Margaret F. . . 1893 D. 

Driscoll, James S. . . . 1901 Kunner. 



JAMAICA PLAIN BRANCH. 



Swain, Mary P. 
Riley, Nellie F. 
Albert, Katie F. 
Kenney, Thomas H. 



1877 
1878 
1892 
1897 



Custodian, 

C. 

C. 

Janitor. 



WEST END BRANCH. 



Davis, Mrs. EUza R. 
Barton. Margaret S. 
Forbes, George W. . 
Kiley, Mary E. 
Mooney, Katharine G. 
Millmeister, Rebecca 
Rilev, Mary E. 
Kelly, William D. . 
McKenna, Harry C. . 
Sullivan, Daniel J. 



1877 
1885 
1896 
1896 
1885 
1899 
1891 
1898 
1900 
1898 



Custodian, 

C. 

C. 

c. 
c. 

D. 

D. 

D, Runner. 

D. 

Janitor. 



WEST ROXBURY BRANCH. 



Morse, Carrie L. 
Henderson, Irene E. 
"Woods, Eusene B. 



1890 
1898 
1898 



Custodian, 
D. Runner, 
Janitor. 



DELIVERY STATIONS. 



Station. 

A. Lower Mills Reading Room . 



B. Roslindale Reading Room. 



C. South End Reading Room , 

D. Mattapan Reading Room 

E. Neponset Delivery Station. 

F. Mt. Bowdoin Reading Room. . 

G. Allston Delivery Station , 

H. Aslimont Delivery Station 

J. Dorchester Sta. Delivery Sta. . 

K. Bird Street Delivery Station . . 

L. No. Brighton Reading Room. . 

M. Crescent Ave. Delivery Station 

N. Mt. Pleasant Delivery Station . , 

P. Broadway Extension Delivery 

Station 

Q. L'pham"s Corner Delivery Sta. 

R. Warren St. Delivery Station — 



Hill, M. Addie 

Murray, Grace L 

Stackpole, Freeland E . . 
Cross, Laura M. 
Capewell, Mrs. Emma G., 
Barnes, Charles D. 
Fairbrother, Mrs. Eliz.G. 
Howe, W. A. & Co. 
Weymouth, Clara E. 
Sexton, Mrs. Annie M. 
Morris, Daisy E. 
Muldoon, Katherine F. . 
Smith Brothers. 
Witherell, Anna M 

/ Stewart, Cora L 

(Fitch, .John 

Rolland, Ezra N. 
Smith, H. De Forrest. 



Grade. 
D. Special. 
D. Special. 
. . . . Janitor 



D. Special. 
D. Special. 

D. Special. 



D. 

D. Special. 
B. 



102 City Document No. 24. 

station. Grade. 

S. Roxbury Crossing Delivery Sta.Yeaton, E. Christine D. Special. 

T. Boylston Delivery Station Peirce, George L. 

U. Ward Nine Delivery Station. . . . McGratb, Amelia F Q\ 

W. Industrial School Delivery Sta.Guerrier, Edith. 

y. Andrew Square Reading Room . Marshall, .Teanette M D. Special. 

Buckner, Thomas .Janitor. 

Z. Orient Heights Reading Room.McDougall, Helen M D. Special. 

Evening and Sunday Service, 
Central Library . 

Bates Hall. — Officers in charge : Samuel A. Chevalier, P^dward 
B. Hunt, Lindsay Swift. Assistants : Frank C. Blaisdell, John 
Murdoch, William G. T. Roffe, Edward Tiff an j'. Central desk : 
John H. Reardon, David L. Williams. Care of reference books : 
John E. Gorman, Frank J. Hannigan, Charles A. Hardy, Albert 

E. Heimann, Kenneth McKenzie. Collector of slips : Augustus 

F. McAloon, Lucius S. Hicks, James L. Doyle, Richard J. Hab- 
erUn, William J. Ennis, John F. Shaughnessy. Runners : 
Thomas H. Guiuan, Ferdinand W. C. Haberstroh, Joseph 
Kolsky. 

Issxie Department. — Officers in charge: Frank C. Blaisdell, 
Pierce E. Buckley, Samuel A. Chevalier. Receiver of books: 
Fred W. Blaisdell, Thomas F. Brennan, George H. Connor, 
Michael McCarthy, Jr. Deliverers of books : Fred W. Blaisdell, 
John F. Conners, John H. Reardon. Care of indicator: Walter 
T. Hannigan. Assistants at indicator : Fred A. Beckford, Frank 
T. Sullivan, Otto E. Zaugg. Care of slips : Daniel J. Ford, 
Albert E. Heimann, Otto A. Heimann. Desk attendants : Daniel 
J. Ford, Frank J. Hannigan, WiUiam J. Mulloney. Care of 
tubes : John E. Gorman, John F. Lucid, Joseph A. Maier, 
William J, Mulloney. Care of carriers : Fred A. Beckford, 
Michael J. Conroy, John H. Glover, James A. Pitts. Book-case 
attendants: Charles W. Annable, Howard C. Blake, John H. 
Glover, Kenneth McKenzie, John A. Pearson. Runners : How- 
ard C. Blake, Richard Brown, Edward E. Bruce, Henry W. 
Buhler, Charles D. Campbell, Timothy J. Conners, Maurice 
Ferber, Daniel J. Ford, John H. Glover, Ferdinand W. C. 
Haberstroh, Richard J. Haberlin, Charles A. Hardy, Albert E. 
Heimann, Lucius S. Hicks, Walter J. Lambert, John F. Lucid, 
James L. Maguinness, D. Clifford Martin, Michael J. Meehan, 
Matthew Muekensturm, Joseph A. Murphy, Max H. Newman, 
Morris J. Rosenberg, Paul J. Schnabel, Frank T. Sullivan, 
Nelson G. Truemgin, Otto E. Zaugg. Children's Library attend- 
ants : Lillian E, Ethier, Charlotte H. Kelly, Maud M. Morse, 
Marion L. Owen, Joanna Zaugg. Extra attendants : AVilliam P. 
Hemstedt, Edwin F. A. Benson, Howard C. Blake, George H. 
Davis. 

Special Libraries. — In charge of Barton Library : Marion 
L. Chamberlain, Francis W. Lee, Edward Tiffany. Assistants: 



Libi;ary Department. 103 

James L. Doyle, FeiuaUl Hutcbins, John L. McKiernan, Jnnies 
A. Pitts, Wafdo W. "Wellor. In charge Fine Arts Department : 
Frank A. Bourne, Marion L. Chamberlain, George Gibl»s, Jr., 
"NValter Rowlands. Assistants: Charles A. Doyle, John L. 
McKiernan, "William C. Maiers. Extra assistants : Edwin F. A. 
Benson, Peter V. McFarland, Waldo W. Weller. 

Neicspaper Jioom. — Thomas F. Brennan, George II. Connor, 
Frank J. Hannigan, Kenneth McKenzie, Albert J. Piuiikett. 
Newspaper files : Howard C. Blake, James L. Maguinness, 
Joseph A. Maier, Harry F. Ma3^er, Morris J. Rosenberg. 

Patent Room. — Frederic Serex, Horace L. Wheeler. 

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

Registration Desk. — John J. Keenan, Matthew T. Keenan. 

Replacement of Pools. — John F. Lucid, Michael McCarthy, 
Jr., Joseph W. Ward. 

Sunday Service. 
*Pranch Libraries. November 1 to May 1. 

Prighton Prcmck, 2 to 10 P.M. — In charge : Lydia V.. Stev- 
enson, Ellen F. Conley ; Assistant, Charles N. Cunningham. 
Janitor : Edward A. Warren. 

Charlestown Pranch, 2 to 10 P. 31.— In charge: Alton W. 
Eldredge, Edwin L. Drowne. Janitor: Thomas Smith. 

Dorchester' Pranch., 2 to 10 P.M. — In charge : Mrs. Elizabeth 
T. Reed, Mary P:. Griffith, Mary G. Donovan, Mary L. Brick. 
Janitor: William J. Kennedy. 

East Poston Pranch^ 2 to 10 P.M. — In charge : Robert J. 
Kissock, Everett F. Matthews. Janitor: Charles F. Taylor. 

Roxbury Pranch, 2 to 10 P.M. — In charge: Sarah W. 
Griggs, Dorothy Puffer, Max W. Wolff ; assistant, G?ertrude L. 
Connell. Janitor : William Monahan. 

South Poston Pranch, 2 to 10 P.M. — In charge: Alice B. 
Orcutt, Joseph Baker. Janitor : Thomas Saunders. 

Station C, 2 to 6 P.M., 7 to 9 P. 31. — In charge: Alphild 
Olson. 

Station P, 2 to 6 P. 31., 7 to 9 P. 31.— In charge : Max H. 
Newman. 

Station S, 2 to 6 P. 31., 7 to 9 P. 31.— In charge : Mabel L. 
Harrington. 

* With the exception of the West End Branch, which is open Sundays throughout 
the year. Here certain members o'f the regular week-day force serve Sundays, their 
compensation ijeing for seven days per week. 



104 City Document No. 24. 



APPENDIX XI. 



DESCRIPTION OF THE ABBI:Y AND ELLIOTT DECO- 
RATIONS. 



THE QUEST AND ACHIEVEMENT OF THE HOLY GRAIL. 

[Paintings by Edwin A. Abbey, R.A.] 

, The Holy Grail was fabled to be the sacred vessel from which 
our Lord had eaten at the Last Supper, and into which (having 
purchased it from Pontius Pilate) Joseph of Arimathea had 
gathered the divine blood of His wounds. Its existence, its 
preservation, its miraculous virtues and properties were a cher- 
ished popular belief in the early ages of European Christianity ; 
and in the folk-tales from which the twelfth century narrators, 
Walter Mapes in England, Chretien de Troyes in France, and 
Wolfram von Eschenbach in Grermany, drew their material, it was 
represented as guarded for ages in the Castle of the Grail by the 
descendants of the " rich man," to whom the body of .Jesus had 
been surrendered, where it awaited the coming of the perfect 
knight, w^ho alone should be worthy to have knowledge of it. 
This perfect knight is introduced to us in the romances of the 
Arthurian cycle, so largely devoted to the adventures of the 
various candidates for this most exalted of rewards. Incom- 
parable were the properties of the Grail, the enjoyment of a rev- 
elation of fvhich conveyed, among many privileges, the ability to 
live, and to cause others to live, indefinitely, without food, as 
well as the achievement of universal knowledge, and of invulner- 
ability in battle. 

This revelation was the proof and recompense of the highest 
knightly purity, the perfection constituting its possessor the type 
of the knightly character; so that the highest conceivable 
emprise for the Companions of the Round Table was to attain to 
such a consecration — to cause the transcendent vessel to be 
made manifest to them. The incarnation of the ideal knighthood 
in the group here exhibited is that stainless Sir Galahad, with 
whom — on different lines — Tennyson has touched the imagina- 
tion of all readers. 

The following is a restricted attempt to place before the visitor 
the meaning of each composition : 

No. 1. — The child Galahad, the descendant, by his mother, 
of Joseph of Arimathea, is visited, among the nuns who bring 



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him up,, by a dove bearing a golden censer and an angel carr3'iug 
the Grail, the presence of which operates as sustenance to the 
infant. From the hands of the holy women the predestined boy 
passes into those of the subtle Gurnemanz, who instructs 
him in the knowledge of the things of the world, and in the 
duties and functions of the ideal knight. But before leaving the 
nuns he has performed his knightly vigil — has watched ah^ne, 
till dawn, in the church. 

yb. 2. — This ordeal of the vigil terminates in his departuie. 
Clothed in red, he is girt for going forth, while the nuns bring to 
him Sir Launcelot, who fastens on one of his spurs, and Sir Bors, 
who attaches the other. 

Xo. 3. — The Arthurian Round Table and the curious fable of 
the Seat Perilous are here dealt with: the Seat Perilous — 
" perilous for good and ill" — in which no man has yet sat with 
safety, not even the fashioner himself, but into which, standing 
vacant while it awaits only a blameless occupant, the J'oung Sir 
Galahad, knighted hy Arthur, has sworn a vow to be worthy to 
take his place. The Companions of the Order are seated in 
Arthur's hall, and every chair, save one, is filled. Suddenly the 
doors and windows close of themselves, the place liecomes 
suffused with light, and .Sir Galahad, robed in red (an emblematic 
color used throughout the series), is led in by an old man clothed 
in white, Joseph of Arimathea, who, according to one of the most 
artless features of the romance, has subsisted for centuries by 
the possession of the supreme relic. The young knight is thus 
installed in safety in the Seat Perilous, above which becomes 
visible the legend, " This is the seat of Galahad." 

Ko. Jf. — The knights are about to go forth on their search for 
the Holy Grail, now formally instituted by King Arthur. They 
have heard Mass and are receiving the episcopal benediction. 
Sir Galahad always in red. Throughout this series he is the 
"bright boy-knight" of Tennyson, though not, as that poet 
represents him, "white-armored." 

Xo. 5. — Amfortas, the Fisher King, King of the Grail, as the 
legend has it, having been wounded several centuries before for 
taking up arms in the cause of unlawful love, lies under a spell, 
with all the inmates of the Castle of the Grail, into which the 
artist here introduces us. They are spiritually dead, and although 
the Grail often appears in their very midst, they cannot see it. 
From this strange perpetuation of ineffectual life they can none 
of them, women or men, priests, or soldiers, or courtiers, be 
liberated by death until the most blameless knight shall at last 
arrive. It will not be sufficient, however, that he simply penetrate 
into the castle : to the operation of the remedy is attached that 
condition which recurs so often in primitive romance, the asking 
of a question on which everything depends. Sir Galahad has 
reached his goal, but at the very goal his single slight taint of 
imperfection, begotten of the too worldly teaching of Gurnemanz, 
defeats his beneficent action. Before him passes the procession 
of the Grail, moving between the great fires and the trance- 



106 City Document No. 24. 

smitten king, and gazing at it he tries to arrive, in his mind, at 
an interpretation of what it means. He sees the bearer of the 
Grail, the damsel with the Golden Dish (the prototype of whom 
was Herodias bearing the head of John the Baptist on a charger), 
the two knights with the Seven-branched Candlestick, and the 
knight holding aloft the Bleeding Spear. The duty resting upon 
him is to ask what these things denote ; but, with the presumption 
of one who supposes himself to have imbibed all knowledge, he 
forbears, considering that he is competent to guess. But he pays 
for his silence, inasmuch as it forfeits for him the glory of 
redeeming from this paralysis of centuries the old monarch and 
his hollow-eyed Court, forever dying and never dead, whom he 
leaves folded in their dreadful doom. On his second visit, many 
years later, he is better inspired. 

JSTo. 6. — It is the morning after his visit to the Castle of the 
Grail. Awakening in the chamber to which he has been led the 
previous night Sir Galahad finds the .castle deserted. Issuing 
forth, he sees his horse saddled and the drawbridge down. 
Thinking to find in the forest the inmates of the castle, he rides 
forth, but the drawbridge closes suddenly behind him; a wail of 
despair follows him, and voices mock him for having failed to ask 
the effectual Question. 

He fares forward and presently meets three damsels ; the 
first, the Loathly Damsel, is riding upon a pale mule with a 
golden bridle. This lady, once beautiful in form and features, is 
now noble still in form but hideous in feature, and she wears a 
red cloak, and a hood about her head, for she is bald; and in 
her arms is the head of a dead king, encircled with a gold crown. 
The second lady is riding in the manner of an esquire. The 
third is on her feet, dressed as a stripling, and in her hand 
is a scourge with which she drives the two riders. These 
damsels are under the spell of the Castle of the Grail. Against 
her will a magic power is used b}'^ the Loathly Damsel to tempt 
and destroy knights and kings. She, with her two companions, 
must continue to wander, doing deeds of wickedness, until the 
sinless Virgin Knight shall come to the castle and ask concerning 
the wonders he sees there. They now assail Sir Galahad with 
reproaches, cursing him for having failed on the previous day to 
ask the Question, wdiich not only would have delivered them and 
the inmates of the castle, but would have restored peace and 
plenty to the land. The earth now must remain barren, and Sir 
Galahad, wandering forth again, is followed by the curses of the 
peasantry, while war rages throughout the land. He must 
encounter many adventures, suffer many sorrows, and many years 
must pass before he returns once more to the Castle of the Grail, 
where, having through all ordeals remained sinless, he will finally 
ask the Question which shall redeem the sin-stricken land. 

No. 7. — Sir Galahad is here seen arriving at the gate of the 
Castle of the Maidens, where the seven Knights of Darkness, the 
seven Deadly Sins, have imprisoned a great company of maidens, 
the Virtues, in order to keep them from all contact with man. 



Library Department. 107 

It is Sir Galahad's mission to overcome Sin and redeem the 
world by setting free the Virtues, and he aceordingly fights the 
seven knights till he overcomes them. 

A^o. S. — Having passed the outer gate of the castle, Sir 
Galahad encounters a monk, who blesses him and delivers up to 
him the keys of the castle. 

iVo. 9. — Sir Galahad's entry into the castle is here shown. 
The imprisoned maidens have long been expecting him, for it had 
been prophesied that the perfect knight would come to deliver 
them. They welcome him with shy delight, putting out their 
hands to be kissed. Having accomplished this mission Sir 
Galahad passes on to other deeds. 

JVo. 10. — Sir Galahad has become wedded to Blanchefleur, 
but, sacrificing his earthly love, he leaves her that he may con- 
tinue the Quest. The wounded and sin-stricken Amfortas can be 
healed only by a Virgin Knight, and only by a Virgin Knight 
may achieve the Quest. A new-born knowledge has unsealed 
Sir Galahad's ej'es, but with this knowledge is begotten the 
strength to overcome, and, renouncing finally every human desire, 
he resumes the Quest. 

-A^o. 11. — Having passed through many adventures, Sir Gala- 
had has here returned to the Castle of the Grail. The procession 
of the Grail has once more passed before him, and this time, 
grown wise by knowledge and suffering, he asks the Question, 
and thereby heals Amfortas, cleanses him from sin, and allows the 
old king to die. The Angel bears away the Grail from the castle, 
and it is not seen again until the day when Sir Galahad achieves 
it at Sarras. Having now accomplished his great task he is 
guided by the spirit of the Grail toward the goal which shall crown 
his labors — the achievement of the Grail. He is directed 
toward the sea, to Solomon's Ship, which will bear him to Sarras, 
where he will be crowned king, and where the Grail itself will 
finally appear to him. 

JAo. 12. — Sir Galahad, borne upon a white charger, and fol- 
lowed by the blessings of the people, is seen passing from the 
land, where peace and plenty once more reign. 

No. 13. — Sir Galahad is here in Solomon's Ship, which he found 
waiting to carry him across the seas to Sarras. The Grail, borne 
by an angel, guides the ship. Sir Bors and Sir Percival follow 
him. Having sinned once, the}' can never see the Grail them- 
selves, j-et, having persevered faithfully in the Quest, they have 
acquired the right to accompany Sir Galahad and witness his 
achievement. Resting upon a cushion in the stern of the ship 
are three spindles made from the "Tree of Life" — one snow- 
white, one green, one blood-red. When Eve was driven from the 
Garden of Eden, she carried with her the branch which she had 
plucked from the ''Tree of Life." The l)ranch, when planted, 
grew to be a tree, with branches and leaves white, in token that E!ve 
was a ^'irgin when she planted it. AVhcn Cain was begotten, the 
tree turned green ; and afterward, when Cain slew Abel, the tree 
turned red. 



108 City Document No. 24. 

Xo. 1^. — The city of Sarras. 

No. 15. — Sir Galahad is now King of Sarras, and upon a hill 
he makes a Sacred Place, and builds a Golden Tree. Morning 
and evening he repairs thither, and from day to day he beauti- 
tifies the tree, and, finally, when it is complete, Joseph of 
Arimathea (with a company of angels) appears with the 
Grail. As Sir Galahad gazes upon it, crowai, sceptre and robe 
fall from him. He no longer needs them. He thanks God for 
having let him see that which tongue may not describe nor heart 
think. Having now beheld that which is the source of all life and 
knowledge and power, his spirit can no longer remain in the nar- 
row confines of his body. The Grail itself is borne heavenward, 
and is never again seen on earth. 



THE TRIUMPH OF TIME. 

[Painting by John Elliott.] 

The painting contains thirteen winged figures. The twelve 
female figures represent the Hours, and the one male figure Time. 
The Christian Centuries are typified by twenty horses, arranged in 
five roAvs of four each. In each row the two centre horses are 
side by side, and between these and the outer horses are two 
winged female figures representing Hours. On either side of the 
car in which is the figure of Time are the Hoxirs of Life and 
Death. Seen from before the door of the Children's Room, the 
design begins in the neighborhood of the nearer left-hand corner, 
and describes a semi-circle, with a downward sweep over an effect 
of clouds, back to the left again, to a point about two-thirds 
across the canvas, and culminates in a disk — the sun — before 
which are the leading horse and the figure typifying the Twentieth 
Century. In the nearer right-hand corner is a crescent moon, 
with a full disk faintly showing. The decoration is divided in 
the centre by a beam, but, notwithstanding this division, the com- 
position is consecutive. 



Library Department. 109 



APPENDIX Xir. 



GIVERS AND GIFTS. 

Mr. Edward Edwards, at one time Librarian of the Manchester 
Free Library, in his "Memoirs of Libraries," published in 1859, 
says: "If we revert to the ordinary circumstances of Town 
Libraries, such as those which are now in course of formation in 
the United Kingdom, we shall find that it will not be safe to place 
any great reliance on the acquisition of books by gift." 

Elsewhere he says: "In Boston there has been precisely that 
cooperation between corporate functionaries on the one hand, 
and independent citizens on the other, which is, I think, to be 
desiderated here."* 

To this no doubt may be attributed the fact that since the 
establishment of the Library the flow of gifts, varying from a 
single volume to hundreds and thousands, has been ceaseless. 

The following Ust of gifts has been prepared by the Chief of 
the Ordering and Receiving Department : 







1900-1. 


1901--2. 


Givers 




2,450 


2,359 


Volumes 




15,065 


7,956 


Numbers 




12,109 


30,308 


Photographs, engravings, etc. 




262 


850 


Newspaper subscriptions (gifts of the 


pub- 






Ushers) 




97 


101 



The following gifts may be particularly mentioned : 

Mrs. Lydia B. Attwood, through Messrs. James W. and Charles 
H. Bartlett, Executors, over 1,300 volumes, of which 700 are in 
the Japanese language. One curious work is a manuscript 
manual of Japanese Court Etiquette (Rei-Gi Rui-Ten) in 510 
volumes, one of three copies, and perhaps the only one in the 
United States. The gift comprises also works in other languages 
relating to Japan, such as Siebert's Nippon, and Humbert's Japon 
illustre, and many prints and serials. 

James M. Barnard, 150 volumes, including twenty volumes used 
bylaw students. 

Josiah H. Benton, Jr., A Confession and Protestation of the 
Faith of certaine Christians in England, by Henry Jacob, London, 
1616. A typewritten copy made from the original in the British 
Museum by direction of Mr. Benton for this Library. 

*Annual Report, Boston Pulilic Library, 1867. 



110 City Document No. 2-i. 

Boston Browning Society, twenty-six volumes for the Browning 
Collection. 

Boston Philatelic Society, ninety-live volumes relating to post- 
age stamps andjother stamps. 

'Allen A. Brown, 168 volumes for the Music Collection. 
Through the kindness of Mr. B. F. Keith, Mr. Brown and an 
unnamed friend, seventeen full scores of the operas of Bellini, 
Meyerbeer, Rossini, Sullivan and Verdi have been secured for the 
Library by Lionel Mapleson of the Maurice Crau Opera Com- 
pany. Of these Mr. Brown says : 

" These scores were originally owned by Sir Michael Costa and 
were used by him at her Majesty's Theatre in London. At his 
death they came into the possession of Colonel J. H. Mapleson. 
As to their 'scarcity and value in such a collection as ours there 
can be no question. The greater part of them exists only in 
manuscripts. I know that for the loan of the "Carmen" alone 
they demand in Europe SloO a night. The possession of this 
last lot of scores practically completes our list of all Meyerbeer's 
operas, all of Bellini that are given and all of Rossini that have 
ever had any marked success." 

Chamberlain collection. That part of the collection of pictures 
and books (274 volumes) belonging to .Judge Mellen Chamber- 
lain, which was bequeathed to this Library, but retained at his 
house during his lifetime, has been brought to this building and 
placed in the same room with the Chamberlain manuscripts. 

The Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, the continuation of 
Bibliotheca Lindesiana, Collations and Notes. Catalogue of 
P2nglish Newspapers, 1641-1646. 

The German Patent Office, four volumes and 12,291 numbers 
of the Patentschriften. 

Great Britain Patent Office, 118 volumes of Specifications and 
Drawings. 

Augustus Hemenway. A Worlde of Wordes, or Most copious 
and exact Dictionarie in Italian and English, collected by John 
Florio. London, 1578. (Of interest to Shakespeare scholars.) 
Lyly, John, Euphues, the Anatomie of Wit. Black letter, Lon- 
don, 1617 ; Lyly, John, Euphues and his England. Black letter, 
London, 1617; Morse, Edward S., Catalogue of the Morse Col- 
lection of Japanese Pottery. Issued by the Museum of Fine 
Arts, 1901. 

Thomas Wentworth Higginson, fifty-nine volumes for the Gala- 
tea Collection. 

Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, through Mr. John Elliott, a signed 
copy, in the author's handwriting, of the Battle Hymn of the 
Republic. 

Godfrey M. Hyams, 650 photographs, among them over 300 
Egyptians views, selected by Mr. W. C. Lane, Librarian of 
Harvard College, while in Egypt; 150 views of American parks, 
and 200 colored photographs of views in the United States and 
on the continent of P^urope, purchased with a view to aiding 
geographical study. 



Library Department. Ill 

William V. Kellen, -iOO photographs (known as the AVoolley 
photographs) of early t^'pes, designed to supplement published 
examples. With references to an index of early printed books 
in the British Museum. One of an edition of sixty copies, and a 
valuable addition to the Library examples of specimens of early 
printing. 

Mrs. John A. Lewis has given the following books for the 
John A. Lewis Collection : Mather, Cotton, Letter to ungospel- 
lized plantations : . . . Composed at the desire and sent by 
the care of . . . certain gentlemen of Boston, Boston, 1702 i 
Mather, Moses, The visible church, in covenant with God, New 
York, 1769; Mather, Samuel, A funeral sermon for Mr. Na- 
thaniel Collier, London, 1711; jMather, Samuel, A discouise 
concerning the necessity of believing the doctrine of the Holy 
Trinity, London, 1719; Pemberton, William, The godly mer- 
chant, or the great gaine, London, 1G13; A cop}^ of a letter 
from the Reverend Mr. Smith, Minister in Charlestoune, South 
Carolina, to the Eeverend Mr. Cooper Minister in Boston, giving 
an Account of the State of the Orphan House in Georgia, Glasgow, 
1743; Vindiciae Clavium . . . Being some animadversions 
upon a tract of Mr. L C. (.lohn Cotton) called The Keyes of the 
Kingdoms of Heaven, London, 1645 ; Walter, Thomas, A choice 
dialogue between John Faustus, a conjurer, and Jack Tory his 
friend, Boston, 1720; Worshop, William, The Christian's mourn- 
ing garment, Aaron's Bels, the Fisher, Earth raining upon 
Heaven, Foure sermons, London, 1615. 

The Due de Loubat (Fac-simile of). The Tonalamatl of the 
Aubiu collection. An old Mexican picture manuscript in the 
Paris National Library. With introduction and explanatory text 
by Dr. Eduard Seler."^ Berlin and London, 1900-1901. 

The Due de Loubat (Fac-simile of). Codex Fejervary-Mayer. 
Eine altmexikanische Bilderhandschrift der Free Public Musenmg 
in Liverpool. Erliiutert von Dr. P^duard Seler, Berlin, 1901. 

Miss Helen C. McCleary, 344 volumes of Boston and ^lassa- 
chusetts documents from the collection of the late Samuel F. 
McCleary. 

Michael J. McEttrick, 179 volumes of state and national 
documents. 

George C. Mann, 27 volumes, many of them early American 
imprints ; 346 concert and theatre programmes, and over 500 
serials. 

Methodist Book Concern, 55 volumes of its publications. 

Miss Susan Minns, 72 volumes of music, and the literature of 
music, including the first edition of the collected pieces of Rouget 
de Lisle. (Cinquante chants frau9ais paroles de differens auteurs. 
Mise en musique .... par Rouget de Lisle, Paris, 1825.) The 
volume is a folio, bound in three-quarters morocco and brocaded 
silk. This gift, contained also several volumes of music pub- 
lished in Boston and Salem about 1830. 

New Plngland Methodist Historical Society, through Willard 
S. Allen, Libraiian, 155 volumes, of which 92 contain sermons 



112 City Document No. 21. 

and addresses, and some 500 serials, many of them very scarce 
and needed in the Library files. 

L. C. Page and Company, 53 volumes of their current pub- 
Mcations. 

Charles H. "Wise, twenty-five subscriptions to current periodi- 
cals for the Roslindale Reading Room. 

Yale College Library, a collection of material relating to the 
Yale Bi-centennial celebration. 

1. Works of Art. 

{See page 7.) 

2. Miscellaneous Gifts of Money. 

From Godfrey Michael Hyams, for the purchase of 

photographs, the sum of . . . . . $108 60 

From Andrew Carnegie, through Col. Thomas "Went- 
worth Higginson, for the purchase of books for the 
Galatea Collection of books relating to the history 
of woman, the sum of . . . . . . 100 00 

From Augustus Hemenway, for the purchase of books, 

the sum of 62 22 

3. Photographs, Engravings, etc. 

Ames, Mrs. Frederick L. . . . 17 Photographs. 

Anonymous 11 Photographs. 

Attwood, Mrs. LydiaB., Estate of, 1 Photograph, 1 engraving 

and 1 painting on silk. 

Barnard, .James M 1 Photograph, 19 prints 

and 23 engravings. 

Baxter, Sylvester 1 Photograph. 

Boardman, William L. P. . . . 4 Prints. 

Cleaveland, Edwin A 1 Photograph. 

Coolidge, Miss Marie .... 1 Photograph. 

Curtis & Cameron 2 Photographs. 

Davis, Andrew McF 35 Plates. 

Fleischner, Dr. Ferdinand . . . 14 Photographs. 

Gay, Frederic L 4 Engravings. 

Gray, Samuel 1 Photograph. 

Greenough, Charles P 5 Photographs. 

Hammond, Mrs. George W. . . 1 Drawing. 

Hunnewell, Hollis H 16 Photographs. 

Hyams, Godfrey M 642 Photographs, colored. 

Iconographic Societj' .... 1 Etching. 

Kellen, William Y 1 Portrait, 400 photo- 
graphs. 

Lane, Mrs. .Jonathan A. . . . 1 Photograph. 

Lane, Lucius P 2 Prints. 

Lane, William Coolidge ... 1 Photograph. 

Lee, Francis W 3 Photographs. 

Little, Brown & Co 2 Photographs. 



Library Dei»artment. 



113 



McClure's]V[agaziue,rublisbersof, 6 Prints. 

3Iacomber, Frank G 6 Photographs. 

Maynard, i>aureus 1 Photograph. 

Missouri Botanical (harden . . 1 Plate. 

Morey, 31iss C. F 1 Photograph. 

Pan American Exposition Co., 

Publicity Department ... 1 Framed print. 
Paris. Prefecture du Departe- 

ment de la Seine 3 Engravings. 

Parlin Memorial Library ... 1 Photograph. 

Sprague, Mrs. Charles F. . . . 7 Photographs. 

Stebbins, Nathaniel S 3 Photographs. 

Whitney, James L 8 Prints. 



4. Books, Periodicals and Neavspapers. 

Abbot Public Library. Marblebead 

Aberdeen. Public Library 

Abu-Khalil, Alex. . 1901-02 subscription to Al-AIyam 
1901-02 subscription to Al-Musheer 

Academy of Natural Sciences 

Academy of Science of St. Louis 

Actors' Fund of the United States of America 
Actuarial Society of America, New York City . 

Adadourian, Rev. Haig, Plymouth 

Adams, William F., Springfield . . .2 broadsides 

Adams Nervine Asylum 

Advance, San Francisco . . 1901-02 subscription 
Aeltisten, Die, der Kaufmannschaft von Berlin 
Aerztlicher Yerein, Frankfort-on-the-Main 
Aguilar Free Library, New York City .... 

Alabama. Governor 1 

Albany Medical College 

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Albany Museum. Cape of Good Hope 

Alcan, Felix. Paris 

Akuin Club, London 

Alden, John E., Dedham 1 

Alden, Mrs. W. E., Quincy ... 1 broadside 23 

Allegheny County Workhouse and Inebriate Asylum, 

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Allen, Mrs. Charles A., Waverley 1 

Allen, Edward G., London 1 

Allen, James T. & Son, Philadelphia .... 1 

Allen, Walter S., New Bedford 2 

Allen, Willard S 9 

Altona. Germany. Handelskammer .... 2 

American Academy of Political and Social Science . 
American Antiquarian Society, Worcester ... 1 

American Anti-Yivisection Society, Philadelphia . . 1 

American Art Association, New York City ... 1 

American Association for the Advancement of Physical 

Education 2 

American Association for the Advancement of Science . 1 

American Association to Promote the Teaching of Speech 

to the Deaf, Philadelphia 

American Baptist Home Mission Society, New York 

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American Baptist Missionary L'nion .... 2 

American Bar Association, Philadelphia .... 1 

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American Citizen . . . 1901-02 subscription 

American Climatological Association, Pliiladelphia 

American Congregational Association 

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American-Irish Historical Society .... 
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American Jewish Historical Society, Washington . 
American Journal of Pharmacy, Publishers of, Phila 

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American Laryngological Association 

American Library Association ..... 

American Museum of Natural History, New York City 

American National Red Cross, Washington 

American New Church Tract and Publication Society 

Philadelphia 

American Numismatic and Arch»ological Society, New 

York City 

American Ophthalmological Society, New York City 

American Otological Society 

American Purity Alliance, New York City 

American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society 

Women's Auxiliary, New York City . . 
American Seamen's Friend Society, New York City 
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American Statistical Association .... 

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— Direccion de Vias de Comunicacion y Arquitectura 

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Armenian Publishing Co. . . 1901-02 subscription 
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Arnold, Miss Emma .J., Providence 

Arnold, Howard P 

Aron, Joseph, Paris 

Art Club of Erie, Erie, Pa 

Art Club of Philadelphia 

Ashley, Prof. William J., Cambridge .... 

Asociacion Salitrera de Propaganda, Iquique . 

Associated Charities of Cambridge 

Association des Actuaires Beiges 

Association of American Anatomists, Washington . 
Association of American Medical Colleges, Chicago 
Association of American Physicians, Philadelphia . 

Association of Collegiate Alumni 

Association of Engineering Societies, Philadelphia . 
Association of Executive Health Officers, Ontario . 
Atkinson, Charles F. . . . . . 

Atkinson, Hon. Edward 

Atlanta University 

Attwood, Mrs. Lydia B., through James W. and Charles 
H. Bartlett, Executors . . .5 letters, 38 prints 
Auchincloss, W. S., Atlantic Highlands, N. J 
Australian Museum, Sydney 
Austria. K. K. Ackerbau Ministerium .... 

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Paris, 1900 

-^K. K. Geologische Reichs-Anstalt 

— K. K. Handelsministerium 

— K. K. Statistische Central Commission ... 
Austro-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 

London 

Avenir, L'Social, Brussels 

Avery, Miss Helen M., Xew London .... 

Ayers, Prof. Edward E., North Andover ... 

Back Bay Gazette .... 1902 subscription 

Baden. Grossherzogliches Statistisches Landesamt 

Baker, Prof. Marcus, Washington 

Balatka Musical College, Chicago 

Balch, Thomas W., Philadelphia 

Baltimore. Chamber of Commerce . 

Bancroft, Mrs. George 

Bancroft Memorial Library, Hopedale 

Bangor. Public Library 

Bangs, Outram 

Banque. La, da France, Paris 

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Barnes, Prof. Earl 

Barrows, Charles M., Springfield 

Barton, Rev. and Mrs. William E., Oak Park, 111. 

Batchelder, Samuel F. 

Bates, Albert C, Hartford 

Bates, Waldron 2 maps 

Bates and Guild Co 

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Baxter, Hon. Charles S.,Medford 

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Beale, Charles C. 

Beaman & Smith, Providence 

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Bell, Samuel R 

Bellows, John, Gloucester, England 

Bemis, Prof. Edward W., Cleveland 

Bengal. Chamber of Commerce 

Bennett, Charles G 

Bennett, John A. 

Bennett College of Eclectic Medicine and Surgery, 

Chicago . . . ' 

Benton, Ira E., Peoria 

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Berkowitz, Rev. Henry, Philadelphia .... 

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Berry, John M., Millbury, Mass. 

Beverly Citizen .... 1901-02 subscription 
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Blue Anchor Society, New York City .... 

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Bodleian Library, Oxford 

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Boston Agitator 1902 subscription 

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Boston Home for Incurables 

Boston Ideas . . . .2 1901-02 subscriptions 
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Boston Journal, 2 1901-02 subscriptions, 3 editions each 

Boston Medical Library 

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Boston Museum of Fine Arts 

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Boston Normal School 

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Bowdoin College, Library 

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Bradford, Laurence, Millbrook, Mass., 446 newspapers 
_ Bradford, England. Public Free Libraries 
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Bramwood, J. W., Indianapolis ..... 

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Buck, Mrs. Eliza A., Worcester 

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Buenos Aires. Biblioteca Publica. 

Buffalo. Board of Health 

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Burlington, Iowa. P'ree Public Library .... 

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Butler Hospital for the Insane, Providence 

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California. Governor 

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Cambridge Press .... 1901-02 subscription 

Cambridge University Library 

Campbell, Rev. Thomas, S..J., New York City 

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— Department of the Interior 

— Geological Survey 4 maps 

— ■Government Printing Bureau 

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— Meteorological Service ... . . . . 

— Minister of Education 

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Card, C. A. 1901-02 subscription to North Adams Trans- 
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Carmarthen, Wales. Joint Counties Lunatic Asylum 

Carnegie Free Library, Alleghany 

Carnegie Institute. Department of Fine Arts. Pitts- 
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Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh 

Carnegie Steel Co. 

Carney Hospital 

Carr, M. J., New York City 

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Case, Miss M. R 

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Cassier's Magazine, Publishers of, New York City . 

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Chambre des Negociants, Paris 

Chandler, Horace P 

Channing, Dr. Walter, Brookline 

Chapin, Hon. Arthur, Bangor 

Charity Organization Society, Baltimore .... 
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Charlottenburg. Stadt Verwaltung 

Charlton, Miss Blanche 

Chase, J. Eastman 

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Chelsea Gazette .... 1901-02 subscription 

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Chicago. Mayor 

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Christian Herald. Detroit . . 1901-02 subscription 
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Cofines, George N., Athens, Greece 
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Colby College .... 
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Coler, Bird S., New York City . 
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Coligny, Gen. Gaspard de . 
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Dawson, Prof. S. E., Ottawa 

Day, Rev. .John W., St. Louis 

Dayton, Ohio. Public Library and Museum . 

Dearborn, Dr. George Van N. 

DeCosta, Dr. Benjamin F., New Y'ork City 

Dedham Public Library ....... 

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Democratic Club of Massachusetts 

Denison Scientitic Association, Granville, Ohio 

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Detroit Public Library 

Detroit Photographic Co 

Deutsche Worte. Vienna 

Dever, John F 

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Dewey, Melvil, Albany 

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District of Columbia. Assessor 

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Doggett. Samuel B 5 maps 

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Dorr, George B 

Dover, N. H. Public Library 

Dow, George F., Topsfield, Mass 

Draper Co., Hopedale, Mass 

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Drew Theological Seminary. Library .... 

Drexel, George W. C, Philadelphia .... 

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Drown, Frank H. 

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Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Section des Sciences 
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Edes, Dr. Robert T 

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Firenze 

Florida. Governor 

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Foraker, Hon. Joseph B., Washington .... 
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1901-02 subscription 

Fowle, John A 

France. Ministere de I'Agriculture 

— Ministere de Tlnstruction Publique et des Beaux Arts, 

— Ministere des Colonies 

— Ministere des Travaux Publics 

— Ministere du Commerce, de Flndustrie, des Postes et 

Telegraphes 

Frankfort-on-the-Main. Stadtbibliothek . . . . 

— Verein fiir Geographic und Statistik . . '. . 

Free Hospital for Women, Brookline 

Freeman, Miss Mary A., Waverley, Mass 

Freiheit, New York City. . . 1901-02 subscription 
Freiherrlich Carl von Rothschild'sche offentliche Biblio- 

thek, Frankfort-on-the-Main 

French, Joseph L 

Friends' Association for the State Regulation of Yice, 

London . 

Friends" Free Library and Reading-room. Germantown, 

Pa 

Frye, W. P. . 

Fuchs, Marcus P., Berlin 

Fuller, Miss Caroline 

Fuller, Miss Lucy K 

Gannett, Dr. William W 11 maps 

Ganong, W. F., Northampton, Mass 

Gardner, George P 39 cards 

Garland, N. S., Ottawa 

Garrison, Wendell Phillips, New York City 

Gates, M. E 

Gavit, John P., Chicago 

Gay, Julius, Farmington, Conn 

Geddes, Prof. James 

General Association of Congregational and Presbyterian 

Churches of New Hampshire 

General Association of Connecticut 



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General Electric Co. , Schenectady 

General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen. Me- 
chanics' Institute, New York City 

General Theological Library 

Genoa. Consiglio Municipale 

Geological Society of London 

Georgetown University 

Georgia. Governor . . ' 

— Agricultural Experiment Station 

Gerhard, William P., New York City 

Germantown Telegraph, Germantown, Pa. 

1901-02 subscription 
Germany. Kaiserliches Gesundheitsanit .... 

— Kaiserliches Patentamt 

— Kaiserliches Statistisches Amt 

• — Kuniglich-Preussisches Statistisches Bureau 

Gerould, Samuel L., Hollis, N. H 

Gerroir, M. B 

Ghent. Secretaire du Conseil Communal .... 

— Universite 

Gifford, William L. R., Cambridge 

Gilbert, George E 

Gilman, Arthur, Cambridge . . facsimile of letter 
Gilman, President Daniel C, Baltimore .... 

Giornale Degli Economisti, Rome 

Girard Print, Philadelphia . '. . .1 broadside 

Girdlestone, S. B., Bristol, England 

Glasgow University Library ...... 

Gloucester, Mass. City Clerk 

Gloversville, N. Y., Free Library 

Goddard, George S., Hartford 

Goddard' Miss Matilda, Estate of 

Godin, Madam, Guise 

Goldberg, Henry, Lynn 

Golden Gate Kindergarten Association, San Francisco . 

Goldstein, David 

Gomme, L. G., London 

Goodwin, Elliot H., Cambridge 

Goold, Nathan, Portland . . 1 newspaper clipping 
Goole, England. Chamber of Commerce 

Gould, Miss Elizabeth Porter 

Gould, S. C, Manchester, N. H 

(TOvernor Wolcott Memorial Committee .... 

Grand Army of the Republic. Department of Massachu- 
setts 

Grand Camp of Confederate Veterans. Department of 
Virginia, Richmond 

Grand Commandery of Knights Templars of Massachu- 
setts and Rhode Island • . 

Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias of New Hampshire, 
Manchester 

Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of 
Massachusetts 

Grand Rapids, Mich. Board of Education 

Grand Rapids Herald . . . 1901-02 subscription 

Gray, Rev. Andrew, Mattoon, 111 

Gray, Hon. Horace 

Gray, Sajnuel .... 104 pieces of music 

Great Britain. Board of Education 

— Board of Trade 

— Board of Trade. Labour Department .... 

— Committee of Council on Education. Secondary 

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Great Britain. Patent office 

Great Northern Portland Cement Co., Detroit . 

Great Yarmouth, England. Free Libraries and Museum, 

Greece. Ministfro de llnterieur 

— Ministere des Finances 

Green, Harrison 

Green, James, Woi'cester 

Green, Dr. Samuel A. 

1901-02 subscription to Groton Landmark 
2 broadsides, 8 cards, 3 programmes 

Greene, Henry Copley 1 map 

Greenland. Commissionen for Ledelsen af de Geologiske 

og Geographiske Undersogelser, Copenhagen 1 map 
Greenlaw, Miss Lucy H., Cambridge .... 

Greenough, Charles P., 

4 manuscript letters, newspaper clippings 
Grier, John A., Chicago 
Grimke, Archibald H., Washington 
Grimke, Rev. Francis J., Washington 
Grolier Club, New Y'ork City 
Groton School, Groton, Mass. 
Groton Water Co., (iroton, Mass, 
Grotonian, Editors of . 
Grubb, Sir Howard, Dublin 
Guild et Lord .... 
Guild of St. Elizabeth 
Guiney, Miss Louise Imogen 
Gunning, Mrs. William D. 

2 parcels of newspaper clippings 

Gunnison, P. A 

Haile, Mrs. William H., Springfield 

Hale, Philip • 

Halifax, N. S., Queen's Printer 

Hall, Miss Belle S 

Hall, H. O., Washington 

Hall. Thomas B 

Hall, Walter S., Chicago 

Halle. Handelskammer 

Hamburg. Statistisches Bureau der Steuer-Deputation . 

Hamilton, Andrew J., Athol, Mass 

Hamilton College Library, Clinton, N. Y 

Hamlin, Hon. Charles, Bangor 

Hammond, Mrs. George W., 

25 manuscript letters, 33 newspaper clippings 
Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, Hampton, 

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Hamy, Dr. Ernest T. J., Paris 

Hanabusa, N., Japan 

Haney, James P., New Y'ork City .... 

Harding, Emor H 

Harris, Hon. W. T., Washington . . . . 

Hart, Horace, Oxford, England 

Hart, Jerome A., San Francisco . . . . 

Hart, Hon. Thomas N. 

Hartford, Conn. Board of Health .... 

— Board of Trade 

— Public Library 

Hartford Charity Organization Society 

Hartford Hospital 

Hartford Retreat for the Insane 

Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co. 
Harvard College 

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Harvard College. Bussey Institution .... 

— Class of 1866 

— Class of 1876 

— Class of 1878 

— Class of 1882 

— Divinity School . ■ 

— Library .... 254 broadsides, 1 newspaper 

— Medical School 

— Museum of Comparative Zoology 

— Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology . 

— Publication Office 

Harvard Lampoon, Editors of, Cambridge . . . 

Harvard Medical Alumni Association .... 

Hassam, Frederick F., Hyde Park . . 2 broadsides 

Hathaway, S. J., Marietta, O 

Haverhill. Public Library 

Hawaiian Islands. Board of Health .... 

Hawes, Miss Charlotte W. . . .8 pieces of music 

Hayden, Mrs. C. A 

Hayrenik 1901-02 subscription 

Hazard, Miss Caroline, Wellesley 

Hebrew, The, New York City . . 1902 subscription 
Heginbottom Free Library, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Eng- 
land 

Helena, Mont. Public Library 

Hemenway, Augustus 

Hepburn, 'W. P 

Hersey, Miss Heloise E 

Hewins, Mrs. Fiank A 

Heywood, .John, Manchester, England .... 

Hiersemann, Karl W., Leipzic 

Higginson, Col. Thomas Wentworth, Cambridge 

Highland Park College, Des Moines, Iowa 

Hill, Aurin F 

Hill, E. B., Brookline . . . . . 

Hill, Rev. Rowland F., Littleton, N. H 

Hinsdale, Dr. Guy, Philadelphia 

Hirst, Shakespeare, Almondbury, Huddersfield, England, 

2 broadsides 

Hjort, Dr. Johan, Gotha 

Hobart College 

Hodge, Rev. William H., Philadelphia .... 

Hoff, Major John Van R., Washington .... 

Hoffman, Frederick L., Newark 

Holland, Miss Emma, Concord, Mass 

Holland, Frederick M., Concord, Mass 

Holmes, Clay W., Elmira, N. Y 

Holstein Friesian Association of America 

Holyoke Mutual Fire Insurance Co., Salem 

Homans, Dr. John 

Home for Aged Colored Women 

Home for Aged Couples 

Home for Aged Men 

Home for Aged Women 

Home Market Club 

Homes for Inebriates Association, Rickmansworth, Hert- 
fordshire 

Hopkins, F. J., Washington 

Horton, Rev. Edward A 

Hosmer, James K., Minneapolis 

Hospital Cottages for Children, Baldwinville, Mass. 

Hospital of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the 
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Hostelly, Alfred E., Danville, Pa. 
Hototogisu, Publishers of, Tokyo 
Houghton, Frederick O. 
House of the Angel Guardian . 
Household, Publishers of . 
Howard, Albert W. . . . 
Howard Association, London 
Howard Memorial Library, New Orleans . 2 newspapers 
Howe, Mrs. Julia Ward . 1 framed autograph copy of 
" Battle-hymn of the Republic " 
Howe, Reginald Heber, jr., Longwood . . . . 

Hoyt, Louis G., Kingston, N. H. 

Huckel, Rev. Oliver, Baltimore 

Hudson, Mass. School Committee 

Huguenot Society of London 

Huguenot Society of South Carolina . . . . 

Huidobro, Miss Carolina H 

Humane Society of Kansas City 

Humphreys, Henry H., Highland Park, 111. 
Hungary. Konigliches Ungarisches Statistisches Central- 
amt .......... 

— Konigliches Ungarisches Statistisches Landesamt 

Hunt, Edward B • . . 

Hunt, Mrs. Edward B 

Hunt, Mrs. Mary H 

Huntington, Rev. William -R., New York City , 

Hutchins, Fernald 

Huxley, Henry Minor, Cambridge 

Idaho. Governor 

— Agricultural Experiment Station 

Idaho Daily Statesman, Boise, Idaho. 

1901-02 subscription 
lies, George, New York City 
Ilex, Publishers of, Florence 
Illinois. Governor .... 
Agricultural Experiment Station . 

— Factory Inspector .... 

— State Board of Agriculture . 

— State Board of Health . 

— State Bureau of Labor Statistics . 

— State Laboratory of Natural History 

— State Penitentiary .... 

— State Reformatory .... 
Illinois Young Men's Christian Association, Chicago 
Illustratziya Svietlina, Publishers of, Philippopolis, Bui 

garia 

Immigration Restriction League 

Imperial Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg 

Imperial University of Japan, Tokyo 

— College of Science 

India. Government Printing Office, Calcutta 

— Indian Famine Commission . 

— Statistical Bureau 

Indian Museum, Calcutta .... 
Indian Rights Association, Philadelphia . 
Indiana. Board of State Charities . 

— Central Hospital for the Insane 

— Eastern Hospital for the Insane 

— Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home . 

— Southern Hospital for the Insane . 

— State Board of Health .... 

— State Inspector of Factories . 

— State Library 



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Industrial Aid Society 

Industrial School for Crippled and Defornaed Children 
Ingalls, Lieut.-Col. James M., Providence 
Institut International de Statistique, Budapest 

Institute of Actuaries, London 

Institute of Bankers, London 

Institute of Jamaica 

Institution de Credit et de Prevoyance, Paris . 

Institution of Civil Engineers 

Insurance Library Association 

Insurance Monitor 

Insurance Press 

Insurance World 

International Association of Fire Engineers, Wyoming. 

Ohio 

International Customs Journal, Brussels . 
International Kindergarten Union, New York City . 
International Otological Congress, Brighton, England 
International Socialist Review, Chicago 
Iowa. Governor 

— Agricultural Experiment Station .... 

— Board of Control of State Institutions . 

— Board of Railroad Commissioners .... 

— Commissioner of Labor Statistics .... 

— Geological Survey, Des Moines .... 

— Library Commission, Des Moines .... 

— State Board of Health 

— State Normal School 

Iowa Federation of Women's Clubs, Des Moines 
Iowa Masonic Library, Cedar Rapids 
IpsAvich Historical Society, Ipswich, Mass. 

Ireland, Miss Catherine S 

Ireland, W. Alleyne 

Ireland. Department of Agriculture and Technical In- 
struction 

Italy. Commissione Censuaria Centrale . 

— Direzione Generale della Cassa dei Depositi e Prestiti 

— Ministero delP Interno 

— Ministero della Guerra ...... 

— Ministero della Pubblica Istruzione 

— Ministero delle Finanze 

— Ministero delle Finanze. Direzione Generale delle Ga- 

belle 

— Ministero delle Poste e dei Telegrafi 

— Ministero di Agricoltura, Industria e Commercio 
Jamaica, Registrar-General .... 
Jamaica Times, Kingston . . 1901-02 subscription 
James Blackstone Memorial Library, Branford, Conn 

James H. Lamb Co 

Japan. Bureau de la Statistique Generale 

— Consulate, New Y'ork City 

— Department of Education, Tokyo , . • 

— Department of Finance .... 

Jeffries, Dr. B. Joy 

Jellet, Edwin C, Germantown . 

Jenks, W. J., New York City 

Jersey Cky. Free Public Library 

Jewish Chautauqua Society, Philadelphia 

Jewish Orphan Asylum, Cleveland . 

Jewish Training School of Chicago . 

John Bean Association, East Wilton, Me. . 

John Crerar Library, Chicago 

John F. Slater Fund, Trustees of, Washington 



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Johns Hopkins University 30 

— Library 1 

Johnson, Kev. Robert J 1 

Johnston, Prof. Henry P., New York City ... 1 

Johnston, Dr. W. W., Washington 2 

Jones, Burt 1 

Jones. Mrs. D. W 2 

Jones, Rev. Jesse H., Halifax, Mass 1 

Josephson, Aksel G. S., Chicago 1 

Joy, Mrs. Charles C 

Jude, Rev. Brother 

Judson, Dr. A. B., New York City 

Jnraschek, Dr. Franz von, Vienna 

Justice, London 

Kaiserlich-Koniglich General-Commisstir fiir die Weltaus- 

stellung, Paris. 1900, Vienna 

Kaiserlich-Konigliche Geologische Reichsanstalt, Vienna 

Kaiserlich-Konigliche Hofbibliothek, Vienna . 

Kansas. Governor 

— Agricultural Experiment Station . . . 

— State Board of Agriculture 

Kansas Academy of Science 

Kansas City. Comptroller 

— Public Library 

Kansas City Star .... 1901-02 subscription 

Keith, B. F., and Allen A. Brown 

Kellen, William V 

Kelley, Edgar S., New York City, 13 pieces of sheet music, 

6 programmes 

Kelley, William V., Brooklyn 

Kelly, Miss Charlotte H 15 broadsides 

Kennard, Rev. Joseph S., Philadelphia .... 
Kentucky. Agricultural Experiment Station . 

Keogh, Andrew, New Haven 

Ki?er, A. N., Christiania 

Kidder, Miss S. B 

Kilby, Quincy 

Kindergarten Review, Publishers of . 
King, Edward, New York City . .' . 

King, Rev. Henry M., Providence 

Kingman, Bradford 

Kippauf, Dr. Hermann, Breslau 

Knopf, Dr. S. A., New York City 

Knowlton, Hon. Marcus P. 

Koeniglich-Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 

Munich • . 

Koetteritz, John B., New York City 

Konvalinka, Joseph G., Long Island 

Kowaliga Academy and Industrial Institute, Kowaliga, 

Ala. 
Kuttr'ofc", Pickhardt & Co., New York City . '. 
Kyoto, Japan, Imperial LTniversity 

— Library 

Laborers' Banner, Brewton, Ala 

Labour Leador, Glasgow 

La Crosse, Wis., Board of Trade 

Lairolle, Ernest 

Lake Mohonk Arbitration Conference .... 
Lakewood Times and Journal, N. J., 1901-02 subscription 

Lancaster, Mass., Town Library 

Lancaster Academy and High School, Lancaster, N. H. . 1 

Landis, Dr. H. R. M., Philadelphia 1 

Lane, Mrs. J. A 2 maps 6 



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Lane, Lucius P 

Lane, William C, Cambridge 

La Plata. Biblioteca Piiblica de la Provincia de Buenos 

La Rochelle, Prof. P. G. de 

Lassiter, Francis R., Washington 

Latin School Register Publishing Co 

Lauer, Solon, Cleveland 

Lawrence, Dr. Robert M 

Lawrence, City of 

— Public Library 

Lawrence Academy, Groton, Mass 

Lawrence General Hospital and Children's Home, Law- 
rence 

Lawton, William C, Brooklyn 

Lawyers' Co-Operative Publishing Co., Rochester . 
Leavitt, Mrs. E. D., North Cambridge .... 

Lee, Miss Ellen 

Lee, Francis W 

Leeds. Free Public Libraries 

Leeper, Dr. A., Melbouruie 

Lega-Weeks, Miss Ethel, London 

Lehigh University 

Leipzig. Handelskammer 

— Statistisches Amt 

Leland Stanford Junior L^niversity 

Lemcke, Ernst E., Orange, jST. J. 

Leominster, Town of ... . ... 

Lesage, Jules S., Quebec 

Lewinsohn, H 

Lewis, Mrs. John A 

Lewis Institute Library, Chicago 

Lexington, Town of 

Lexington Historical Society 

Leyden. Bibliotheek der Rijks-Universiteit 

Libbie, Charles F 

Library Bureau 

Liege. Administration Communale 

Lima, Archer de, Lisbon • 

Lincoln, Mrs. Roland C 

Lincoln, Solomon 

Lincoln, Waldo 

Lincoln House 

Livermore, Thomas L. 

Liverpool. Health Department 

— Public Libraries, Museums and Art Gallery . 

Llanelly. Chamber of Commerce 

Lloyd, Andrew J. 

Lloyd's Register of British and Foreign Shipping, Pub- 
lishers of, New York City 

Lodge, Hon. Henry Cabot 

London. Board of Trade 

— Town Clerk 

Lord and Thomas, Chicago 

Loring, William C 

Loring. Mrs. William C 

Los Angeles. Public Library 

Loubat, Due de, Paris 

Loud, Mrs. Andrew J. . . 1 sheet of manuscript 

Loud, Mrs. Mary E., Onset, Mass 

Louisiana. Agricultural Experiment Station . 
Louisville, Ky. Department of Health .... 
Lovett, Dr. Robert W 



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Lowell, City of 1 

— Board of Health 

Loze. E., Lille 1 

Limeburg, Germany. Handelskammer .... 1 

Luengas, Vicente, City of Mexico 52 

Lyman, Benjamin S., Philadelphia ... 1 map 3 

Lyman, Mrs. Theodore, Brookline 9 

Lynn. Free Public Library 1 

— Park Commissioners 12 

Lynn Historical Society 1 

Lyon, Rev. Williani H., Brookline 

Lyons. Caisse d'Epargne de Lyon 1 

McCleary, Miss Helen C, Brookline 345 558 

McCollom, Dr. John H 1 

MacDonald, Dr. Arthur, Washington 1 

McDowell, A 

McEttrick, Hon. Michael J 179 

McGill College and University 2 8 

McGill University Library 7 

McGuffey, Miss Margaret D 3 3 

Mcintosh, Mrs. H. B 116 

McKay, Nathaniel, Washington 2 

McKay, Robert D. W. 

2 1901-02 subscriptions to Good Government 

Mackintosh, Charles G 1 

Mackintosh, Miss Sarah B 1 

Macmillan Co., New York City 2 

McPike, Eugene F., Chicago . . .8 broadsides 1 

Macy,, John E 1 

Madras. Government Museum 1 

Madrid. Biblioteca Xacional 1 

Magdeburg. Statistisches Amt 

Maginnis, Owen B., New York City 1 

Maha-Bodhi Society, Calcutta 2 

Maimonides Free Library, New York City ... 1 

Maine. Governor 

— Bureau of Industrial and Labor Statistics . • . . 2 

— State Board of Health 5 

— State College, Agricultural Experiment Station . . 8 

— State Library, Augusta 

Maine Central Railroad Co. 

Maine General Conference of Congregational Churches, 

Portland 1 

Maine Historical Society 1 2 

Maiden, Mass. City Clerk 1 

Manchester, England. Free Public Libraries ... 1 2 

Manchester, N. H. Board of Health 25 

— City Library 1 

— Water Commissioners 1 

Manchester Institute of Arts and Sciences ... 1 

Manchester Geological Society 2 

Manchester Ship Canal 1 

Mancioli, Vincenzo, Rome 

Manitoba. Legislature 1 

— Queen's Printer 1 

Manitoba Historical and Scientific Society ... 7 

Mann, Rev. Charles H., Orange, N. J 1 2 

Mann, George C 346 programmes 27 501 

Mansfield, Miss S. L 

Manufacturers" Club, Philadelphia 16 

Maranhao, Brazil. Bibliotheca Publica .... 2 1 

Mariner's House 49 

Marlboro Times .... 1901-02 subscription 



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Marlier & Callanan 

Marrin, John F. . , 

Marseilles. Caisse d'Epargne des Bouches-du-Khone 

Marvin & Son 

Maryland. Agricultural Experiment Station . 

— Bureau of Industrial Statistics 

— Geological Survey 

— State Library 

Maryland Historical Society 

Massachusetts. Governor 

— Adjutant-General 

— Agricultural College. Hatch Experiment Station 
Meteorological Observatory 

— Attorney-General 

— Board of Gas and Electric Light Commissioners . 

— Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners . 

— Board of Railroad Commissioners 

— Bureau of Statistics of Labor 

— Chief of District Police 

— Civil Service Commission 

— Commissioners of Prisons 

— Commissioners of Public Records 

— General Superintendent of Prisons . . . . 

— Insane Hospital at Taunton 

— Metropolitan Park Commission 

— Nautical Training School 

— Secretary of the Commonwealth . . 1 broadside 

— State Almshouse at Tevrksbury 

— State Board of Arbitration and Conciliation . 

— State Board of Health 

— State Board of Insanity 

— State Farm at Bridgewater 

— State Farm School 

— State Hospital at Tewksbury 

— State Library 6 broadsides 

— State Normal School, Bridgewater 

— Topographical Survey Commission . . . . 

— Trustees of Public Reservations 

— Trustees of the Lyman and Industrial Schools 

— Worcester Insane Hospital 

Massachusetts Association of Relief Officers, Chelsea 

Massachusetts Baptist Convention 

Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary . 
Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association 

Massachusetts Civic League 

Massachusetts Civil Service Reform Association, Women's 

Auxiliary 

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy 

Massachusetts Co-operative Bank League 

Massachusetts General Hospital 

Massachusetts Historical Society 

Massachusetts Home for Intemperate Women . 

Massachusetts Homo3opathic Hospital .... 

Massachusetts Homojopathic Medical Society . 

Massachusetts Horticultural Society . . . . 

Massachusetts Hospital for Dipsomaniacs and Inebri- 
ates at Foxborough 

Massachusetts Hospital for Epileptics, Monson 

Massachusetts Infant Asylum 

Massachusetts Insane Hospital at Westborough 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 

3 posters, 3 programmes, 

— Technique Board of 1902 



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Massachusetts Medical Society 

Massachusetts Medico-Legal Society 

Massachusetts Xew Church Union 

Massachusetts Republican Club 

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to 

Animals 

Massachusetts Society for the University Education of 

Women 

Massachusetts State Federation of Women's Clubs . 
Massachusetts State Pharmaceutical Association 
Massachusetts Total Abstinence Society .... 

Mather, H. H 

Matteawan State Hospital, Matteawan, N. Y. . 

Matthews, Albert 

Mauritius. Colonial Secretary 

May, Henry A 5 broadsides, 2 cards 

Maynard, Laurens 

Mayor, Prof. John E. B., Cambridge, England , 

Means, John H., jr 

Mecki, A. K. von, Moscow 

Medford. Public Library 

Medical Bulletin, Publishers of, Philadelphia . 
Medical Dial, Publishers of, Minneapolis .... 
Medical Society of the State of New York 
Meiningen. Herzogliches Staats ministerium . 
Memphis. Board of Health 

— City Clerk 

Mercantile Library Company of New York 
Mercantile Library Company of Philadelphia . 
Merchants' Association of New York .... 
Merchants' Exchange, San Francisco .... 

Merrells, Thomas 

Merriam, Charles P 

Methodist Book Concern. Library. New York City 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City . 

Mexican Central Eailway Co 

Mexican Herald, City of Mexico . 1901-02 subscription 
Mexico. Direccion General de Estadistica 

— National Commission to the Pan-American Exposition, 

City of Mexico 

— Observatorio Meteorologico Central .... 

— Secretaria de Estado y del Despacho .... 

— Secretaria de Fomento, Colonizacion y Industria . 

— Secretaria de Hacienda y Credito Publico 

— Sociedad Mexicana de Geografia y Estadistica 

— Sociedad Nacional de Mineria 

Meyer, Dr. A. B., Dresden 

Michigan. Governor 

— Asylum for Insane Criminals 

— Bureau of Labor and Industrial Statistics, Lansing . 

— Commissioner of Mineral Statistics .... 

— Dairy and Food Commission 

— Department of State 

— Eastern Asylum for Insane 

— Industrial School for Boys 

— Institution for the Education of Deaf, Dumb and Blind 

— Soldiers' Home 

— State Agricultural College, Agricultural Experiment 

Station 

— State Board of Charities and Corrections 

— State Board of Health 

— State Library, Lansing ....... 

— State Treasurer 



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Michigan. Upper Peninsula Hospital for Insane. (New- 
berry.) 

Michigan Central Kailroad Co 

Middlesborough, England, Chamber of Commerce . 
Middlesex East District Medical Society .... 
Middleton, Rev. Thomas C, Villanova, Pa. 
Milan. Chambre de Commerce Frant/aise . 

— Municipio 

Military Order of the Loyal Legion, Massachusetts Com- 

mandery 

— Ohio Commandery, Cincinnati 

Miller, DeWitt, Philadelphia 

Mills, Dr. Charles K., Philadelphia 

Mills, Prof. Wesley, Montreal 

Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce 

— Department of Health 

— Public Library 

— Public Mviseum 

Miner, C. H. G 

Mining Reporter, Publishers, of Denver .... 
Minneapolis Board of Health 

— Board of Pai'k Commissioners 

— Chamber of Commerce 

— Public Library 

Minnesota Governor 

— Agricultural Experiment Station 

— Chief Fire Warden 

— Railroad and Warehouse Commission .... 

— State Board of Charities and Corrections 

Minns, Miss Susan 

Mirror Publishing Co., . . . 1902 subscription 
Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College, Experi- 
ment Station 

— State Library 

Missouri Governor 

— Geological Survey . , 

— State Treasurer 

Mitsukuri, Dr. G., Tokyo 

Modern Language Association of America 
Monatsbliltter des Schweizerischen Arbeitersekreteriats, 

Ziirich 

Mond, Ludwig, London 

Monetary Times, Canada 

Montagu, Daniel E. P. S., Low^ell, Mass .... 
Montana Agricultural Experiment Station 

— Board of Stock Commissioners 

Montreal. Chambre de Commerce Fran^aise . 

Moore, Charles S., Cambridge 

Moore, Clarence B., Philadelphia 

Moore, Prof. John B., New York City .... 

Morel- Fatio, A., Paris 

Morison, George S., New York City 

Morning Herald, Baltimore . 1901-02 subscription 

Morning News, Wilmington . 1901-02 subscription 

Morris, Justice M. F., Washington 

Morse Institute Library, N^atick 

Morton, Dr. Daniel, St. Joseph, Mo 

Morton, Dr. Thomas S. K., Philadelphia. 

1901-1902 subscription to Public, Chicago 
Mosset, Ulises R., Santa Fe, Argentine Republic 
Mott, Prof. Lewis F., New York City .... 
Mount Auburn Cemetery, Trustees of ... . 
Mount Holyoke College 



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Moxom, Kev. Philip S., Springfield 

Mullett, Rev. Alfred E • . . 

Mumford, Dr. James <4 

Munich. Ilandels uud Gewerbekammer f iir Oberbayern, 

Munroe, James P. 

Murch, Rev. A. Allerton, Salmon Falls, N. H. . 

Murdoch, John 

Murray, Miss Grace L. 

Murray, Thomas H 

Musee Social, Paris 

Music Trades Co., New York City 

Musical Age, Publisher of, Nevr York City . 1 plate 

Muss-Arnolt, Prof. W., Chicago 

Nashua, N. II. Public Library 

Nashville. Board of Health 

Nashville Banner, Nashville, Tenn. 1901-02 subscription 

National Academy of Sciences, Washington 

National Association of Agricultural Implements and 

Vehicle Manufacturers 

National Association of Letter Carriers, Washington 
National Association of Manufacturers, Philadelphia 
National Association of State Librarians .... 
National Board of Trade, Philadelphia .... 
National Board of Trade, Washington .... 

National Education Association 

National Irrigation, New York 

National League for the Protection of the Family . 

National 0konomisk Tidsskrift 

National Provisiouer, Publishers of, New York City 
National Society for Checking the Abuses of Public 

Advertising, London 

Natural Science Association of Staten Island . 

Navy League, London 

Nebraska. Governor 

— Bureau of Labor and Industrial Statistics 
Nebraska Independent, Lincoln . 1901-02 subscription 
Netherlands. Centrale Commissie voor de Statistiek 

s'Gravenhage 

— Ministerie van Financien. s'Gravenhage 

Nevada. Governor 

— Agricultural Experiment Station 

New Bedford. Free Public Library 

New Britain Institute 

New Century Club of Philadelphia 

New Church Messenger, Publishers of. Orange, N. J. 
New England Anti-Vivisection Society , . . . 

New England Baptist Hospital 

New England College of Languages 

New England Cotton Manufacturers' Association 

New England Home for Little Wanderers .... 
New England Hospital for Women and Children 
New England Methodist Historical Society. 

94 parcels of newspapers 

New England Publishing Co 

New England Society in the City of New York 
New England Society of the Cincinnati 

New England Stamp Co 

New England Telephone and Telegraph Co. 
New Hampshire. Governor .... 
— College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts 
cultural Experiment Station 

— State Library 

New Hampshire Medical Society 



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New Haven Register . . . 1901-02 subscription 

New Jersey. Governor 

— Adjutant-General ........ 

— Agricultural Experiment Station 

— Bureau of Statistics 

— Free Public Library 

— Geological Survey 10 maps 

— State Board of Assessors 

— State Board of Health 

— State Home for Boys 

— Training School for Feeble-minded Children 

New Mexico. Governor 

— College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts Experiment 

Station 

New Orleans Maritime Association 

New South Wales. Department of Fisheries . 

— Department of Mines and Agriculture . . . . 

— Geological Survey 

— Government Board for International Exchanges . 

— Government Statistician 

— Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind, 

Sydney 

New York City. Board of Health 

— Chambre de Commerce Fran(,aise 

— Chamber of Commerce 

— Comptroller 

— Department of Education 

— Department of Education, School Board for the Bor- 

oughs of Manhattan and the Bronx .... 

— Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations . 
New York State. Governor ...... 

— Banking Department 

— Board of Charities 

— Board of Railroad Commissioners 

— Bureau of Statistics of Labor 

— Civil Service Commission 

— Forest, Fish and Game Commission .... 

— Board of Health 

— State Board of Tax Commissioners . . . . 

— State Institution for Instruction of Deaf and Dumb, 

Station M 

— State Library 24 broadsides 

— Willard State Hospital ..*.... 
New York Civil Service Reform Association 

New York Farmers, New York City 

New York Free Circulating Library 

New York Free Circulating Library for the Blind . 

New York Historical Society 

New York Infirmary for Women and Children 

New York Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and 

Dumb 

New York Juvenile Asylum 

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad 

New York Society Library 

New York State College of Forestry, Cornell University 
New York State Society of the Cincinnati 

New York University 

New Zealand. Minister of Labour 

— Registrar-General 

Newark, N. J. Department of Public Health. 

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Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Public Library .... 

Newcomb, H. I., Philadelphia 

Newfoundland. Colonial Secretary 

Newport, R. I. Board of Health 

Newton, City of 

— Engineering Department 

— Free Library 

Nickerson, Stephen W 

Nieuwe Courant, s'Gravenhage . 1901-02 subscription 

Nobili, Amedeo C 

Noble, John . . . ... . . * . 

Non-Partisan Voters' Union, Washington .... 

Norcross, O. and G. H 1 broadside 

Nordhausen, Germany. Ilaudelskammer .... 
North Hennet-street Industrial School .... 
North Carolina. Governor 

— Agricultural Experiment Station 

— Board of Health 

— Bureau of Labor and Printing 

— Corporation Commission 

North Dakota. Governor 

— Agricultural Experiment Station 

— Board of Railroad Commissioners 

— Commissioner of Agriculture and Labor 
Northampton, Mass. Public Library .... 
Northrop, President Cyrus, Minneapolis .... 
Northwestern LTniversity Library, Evanston, 111. 

— Medical School 

Northwestern University Settlement, Chicago . 
Norway. Bibliotheque de I'Universite Royale de Norvege, 

Christiania 

— Bureau Central de Statistiqiie 

Nottingham. University College, Free Public Libraries 

and Natural History Museum Committees 
Nova Scotia. Legislative Assembly 

— Legislative Library 

Noyes, Isaac P., Washington 

Noyes, Piatt & Co 

Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Montreal . 
Nya cisterns Weckoblad, Worcester. 1901-02 subscription 
Oakley Country Club, Watertown. Ibroadside, 3 circulars 
Oberlin College 

— Library . . . 

Oberlin Theological Seminary 

O'Connor, J. E., Calcutta 

Ogilvie, J. S., New York City 

Ohio. Governor 

— Agricultural Experiment Station . . 1 broadside 

— Auditor 

— Board of State Charities 

— Bureau of Labor Statistics 

— Canal Commission 

— Department of Agriculture 

— Department of Inspection of Workshops and Factories 

— Girls' Industrial Home 

— Institution for Education of the Blind .... 

— Penitentiary . . - 

— Railroad Commissioners 

— Soldiers" and Sailors' Orphans" Home . . . . 

— Board of Health 

— State University 

— State University, Dairy School 

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Ohio ArchfBological and Historical Society 

Ohio Engineering Co 5 charts 

Oil, Paint and Drug Keporter, Publishers of . . . 
Oklahoma. Agricultural Exiaeriment Station . 

Old Colony Eailroad Co 

Old Piesidents' Historical Association, Lowell . 
Oldenburg. Germany, Grossherzogliches Statistisches 

Bureau 

Olin, Hon. William M 

Oliver, Dr. Henry K 

Oliver Ditson Co 

Olmiltz. Gemeinderath der K. Hauptstadt 

Omaha. Public Library 

O'Malley, Thomas F., Somerville 

O'Neill, Miss Catherine M. 

Ontario. Association of Executive Health Officers . 
Ontario. Bureau of Industries 

— Department of Agriculture 

— Department of Agriculture. Agricultural College and 
Experimental Farm 

— Inspector of Asylums 

— Provincial Board of Health 

— Registrar-General 

Ordway, George D. T. . . . 3 nevrspapers 
Oregon. Governor 

— Agricultural Experiment Station 

— School for Deaf Mutes 

— Secretary of State 

— State Treasurer 

— Superintendent Public Instruction 

Osgood, Miss Julia, Eddyville, Mass. .... 

Otis, Dr. Edward O 

Owens College, Manchester 

Oxford Historical Society, Oxford, England 

Page, L. C. & Co 

Paine, Nathaniel, Worcester 

Paine, Robert Treat 

Pallas Club 

Paltsits, Victor H., New York City 

Pan-American Exposition Co., Buffalo .... 

Paniu, Ivan. Grafton, Mass. 

Paquette, Alfred J. H 

Paris, Administration Municipale 

Paris. Chambre de Commerce 

— Direction des Affaires Municipales . . • . 

Parker, Dr. William T., Westboro' 

Parker Memorial 

Parlin Memorial Library, Everett, Mass 

Parnell, John, London 

Parsons, Miss Anna Q. T. 

8 newspapers, 10 newspaper clippings 

Parsons, W. W 

Pasadena, Cal., Public Library 

Paterson, N. J., Free Public Library 

Patuca Plantation Co., Philadelphia 

Pawtucket. Board of Public Works . . 

Payot, F., Lausanne 

Peabody Institute, Baltimore 

Peabody Institute, Peabody 

Peabody Institute Library, Danvers 

Peace Association of Friends, Philadelphia 

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Peaslee, Rev. Arthur N., Cambridge 

Peck, Henry, Xew Haven 

Peirce, Hon. Herbert H. D., St. Petersburg 

Peirce, Prof. J. M., Cambridge . . 55 programmes 

Pennsylvania. Governor 

— Department of Internal Affairs 

— Institution for Instruction of the Blind 

— State Board of Health 

— State College Agricultural Experiment Station . 

— State Library 

— State Penitentiary for the Eastern District . 

— Western Penitentiary 

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia . 
Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery, Philadelphia . 
Pennsylvania Library Club, Philadelphia 
Pennsylvania Prison Society, Philadelphia 
Pennypacker, Hon. Samuel W., Philadelphia . 

Peoria, 111., Public Library 

Perabo, Ernest 

Perkins, J. W., Bristol, England 

Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind 
Pernin's Monthly Stenographer, Publishers of, Detroit . 

Perry, Thomas Sergeant 

Perth Sandeman Public Library and Perthshire Natural 

History Museum 

Peru. Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Lima . 

Peterborough, N. H., Town of 

Peters, Mrs. Mary H. B 

Phelps, Edward B., New York City 

Phelps, Miss Fannie L 

Philadelphia. Board of Directors of City Trusts 

— Board of Health 

— Free Library 

Philadelphia City Institute 

Philadelphia Commercial Exchange 

Philadelphia Geographical Society 

Philadelphia Record . . . 1901-02 subscription 

Philippine Information Society 

Phillips Exeter Academy 

Philosophical Society of Washington . . . . 

Philpott. Anthony f. , . 

Pic, Dr. Josef L., Prague 

Pickett, Hon. Thomas E., Richmond, Va. 

Pierce, George W. . . .2 pieces of sheet music 

Pierce, S. S. Co 

Pillsbury, Albert E 

Pinault, L. F 

Pineyro, Enrique, Paris 

Piper, F. S., Lexington 

Pitman, Sir Isaac, & Sons, London 

Pittsburg. Board of Health 

Pittsfleld, Mass. Public Schools 

Plainsong and Mediaeval Music Society, London 
Poland Spring Art Gallery, South Poland, Me. 
Ponasang Missionary Hospital, Foochow . . . . 

Portland, Me. Public Library 

Portland Evening Express, Portland, Me. . " . 

1901-02 subscription 
Poi-tland Library Association, Portland, Oregon 
Portland Society of Natural History, Portland, Me. . 

Porto Rico. Secretary 

Portsmouth, England. Free Public Libraries . 
Portugal. Ministerio da Fazenda 



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Pratt, Rev. Francis W., Wollaston, Mass 

Pratt, Kansom D. 

Prescott, Dr. William H 

Presho, Edward W. ....... . 

Prince, Dr. Morton 

Princeton University 

Proctor, Hon. Redfield, Wasliington 

Progress, Minneapolis . . .2 1901-02 subscriptions 
Protestant Episcopal Church, Diocese of Massachusetts . 
Providence, K. I. City Messenger 

— Executive Department 

— Public Library 

— Public Schools 

— Superintendent of Health 

Providence Art Club 1 poster 

Providence Athenfeum 

Provident Loan Society of New York . . . 
Prudden, Theodore P., West Newton .... 

Prudential Weekly Record, Newark 

Pruyn, Miss Anna Parker, Albany 

Public Health, Publishers of, London .... 
Public Health Journal, Perth Amboy .... 
Public Health Record, New York City .... 
Public Ledger, Publishers of, Philadelphia 

Public School Association .... 3 broadsides 

Publicity Publishing Co 

Pulsford, Mrs. M. H 

Putnam, Rev. Dr. Alfred P., Salem 

Putnam, Dr. Charles P 

Putnam, Miss Elizabeth C. 

Putnam, Dr. F. W., Blnghamton . . . . . 

Putnam, Dr. Helen C, Providence . . . . ' . 
Putnam's, G. P., Sons, New York City . . , 
Quebec. Board of Health of the Province of Quebec . 
Queen's College and University, Kingston, Canada . 
Queensland. Department of Agriculture 

— Department of Mines 

— Geological Survey 

— Patent Office 

— Registrar-General 

Quinabaug Historical Society, Southbridge, Mass. . 

Quincy, Josiah P. ■ . . 

Quincy, 111. Free Public Library 

Quincy, Mass. City Hospital 

Quincy Patriot, Quincy, Mass. . 1901-02 subscription 

Rabot, Charles, Paris 

Ramos Coelho, Jose, Lisbon 

Ranck, Samuel H., Baltimore 

Rand, Prof. E. K., Cambridge . ... 

Randolph, Carman F., New York City .... 

Rankin, George W., Fall River 

Rantoul, Robert S., Salem 

Rayon, M., Chicago 

Reading Pa. Public Library 

Reale Istituto Lombardo di Scienze e Lettere, Milan 
Record Publishing Co., Philadelphia .... 

Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Newport 

Reform Club, New York City 

Reforme Sociale, La, Paris 

Reiss, Rudolph A. ... 6 nos. of newspapers 
Rennert, Prof. Hugo A., Philadelphia .... 
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Repiiblica, La, Mexico .... 

Republican, The, Publishers of . 
Republican Club of Massachusetts 
Jleutersvard, Dr. Oscar .... 
Revue Socialiste, Paris .... 
Reynolds Library, Rochester 
Rhode Island. Governor .... 

— Adjutant-General 

— Agricultural Experiment Station . 

— Board of State Charities and Corrections 

— Executive Dei^artment .... 

— Overseers of the Poor .... 

— Railroad Commissioner .... 

— Registrar 

— State Board of Agriculture 

— State Board of Health .... 
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence 
Rice, Walter A., Buffalo ... 1 piece 
Richards, Francis H., New York City 

Richardson, A. G 

Richmond, Mrs. Olney H., Florence, Colo. 
Richmond, England. Free Public Library 

Ricketts, Dr. B. M 

Ripley, Prof. William Z 

Rivista d'Artiglieria e Genio, Publishers of, Rome 
Rivista Internazionale. Rome . 

Robbins, Reginald C 

Robbins, S. K., Worcester .... 
Robbins Library, Ai'lington, Mass. . 
Robert College of Constantinople, Trustees of 

City 

Roberts, Dr. John B., Philadelphia . 
Robie, Reuben E., Bath, N. Y. . 
Robinson, Hamline E. .... 

Rochester, N. Y., Board of Health . 
Rochester Academy of Science, Rochester, N. 
Rochester Theological Seminary, Rochester, 
Roebling, ]\[rs. Washington A., Trenton . 
Roger Wolcott Memorial Executive, Committee 
Rogers, J. R., Washington .... 

Rogers, Mrs. W. B 

Rolfe, William J., Cambridge 

Rollins, Miss Mary H 1 

Rosary Magazine, Publishers of, Somerset, O 
Rosengarten, J. G., Philadelphia 
Rosenthal, Jacques, Munich 

Ross, Mrs. Ellen F ' . 

Ross, John H. . .45 broadsides, 5 

Rossetti, Stefano 

Rothschild, Alonzo, East Foxboro, Mass. . 
Roxbury Charitable Society 
Roxbury Latin School .... 
Royal College of Surgeons, London . 
Royal Geographical Society of Australasia 
Royal Horticultural Society, London . 
Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope . 
Royal Observatory. Greenwich . 
Royal Scottish Society of Arts, Edinburgh 
Royal Society of Canada .... 
Royal Society of Edinburgh 
Royal Statistical Society, London 
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Kuggles Street Baptist Bible School 

Kumrill, William S 2 maps 

Rush Medical College, Chicago 

Russell, Prof. Frank, Cambridge 

Russia. Bureau of Statistics 

— Ministry of Finance 

— Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

Russian Journal of Financial Statistics .... 

Ryder, Frank 

Rye, Dr. Edward, Birkdale, England 

Saint Bride Foundation Institute, London 

St. Joseph, Mo. Free Public Library .... 
St. Louis. Department of Health 

— Public Library 

St. Louis Mercantile Library Association .... 

St. Louis Merchants' Exchange 

St. Louis University 

St. Luke's Hospital, New York City 

St. Mary's College, Belmont, N. C 

St. Paul. Board of Health 

St. Paul, Minn. Public Library 

St. Petersburg. Imperial Public Library .... 
Salem, Mass., City of 

— Public Library . . . . . 

Samuel, Bunford, Philadelphia 

San Diego, Cal. Chamber of Commerce .... 
San Francisco. Board of Health 

— Free Public Library 

Sanger, Mrs. George P 

Santa Clara Valley Improvement Club, San Jose 
Saturday Evening Gazette . . 1901-02 subscription 

Savannah Cotton Exchange 

Saxony. Landeskulturrat fiir das Konigreich Sachsen . 

— Statistisches Bureau des Koniglich-Siichsischen Minis- 

teriums des Innern 

Schell, F. Robert, New York City 

Schmitt, Mrs. George H 2 maps 

School of Expression 

Schuricht, Mrs. H., Vareo, Va 

Scott, W., Cambridge 

Scranton, Pa., Public Library 

Scudder, Rev. Doremus, Woburn 

Sedalia, Mo., Public Library 

Sedgwick, Miss Jane M., Stockbridge, Mass. . 

See, James W., Hamilton, O 

Sellen, Francisco, New Y^ork City 

Sellers, Edwin J., Philadelphia 

Sewanee Medical College, Sewanee, Tenn. 

Seward, George F., New York City 

Sfax, Tunis. Chambre Mixte de Commerce et d'Agw- 

culture 

Shakspere Society of Philadelphia 

Sharon Sanitarium, Sharon, Mass 

Sharpies, Stephen P., Cambridge 

Shattuck, Dr. Frederick C 

Shattuck, Mrs. George S 

Shaw, Samuel A. " . . . .1 piece of music 

Sheffield, Mrs. Gertrude P 

Sheldon, J. M., Arms 

Sheltering Arms, New York City 

Sheridan, J. E., Silver City, New Mexico . . . . 
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Shinn, Rev. George W., Newton 

Shoreditch Public Libraries and Museums, London 

Shumway, Miss Marion 11 , 

Signale fiir die Musikalische Welt, Publishers of, Leipzig, 
Silas Bronson Library Fund, Waterbury, Conn. 
Skandinavia .... 1901-02 subscription 

Skandinavia Social Club. 

1901-02 subscription to Arbetaren, New York 
Skinner, Mrs. Henrietta Dana, Detroit .... 

Slayton, Asa W., Grand Kapids, Mich 

Sloyd Training School 

Smith, Prof. Ernest A., Baltimore 

Smith, Dr. ErwinF., Washington ..... 
Smith, Franklin W., Washington. 1 sheet of manuscript 

Smith, J. A., Charleston 

Smith, Nelson . 

Smith, Maj.-Gen. William F., Washington 

Smith, Miss Zilpha D. 

Smith College 

Smithsonian Institution 

— Bureau of Ethnology . 

Soap Gazette and Perfumer, Publishers of. New York City 

Social Demokraten, Christiania 

Socialist Labor Party, Boston Section 

1901-02 subscription to "The People'' for Brighton 
Branch . . • 

Socialiste, Le, Paris 

Sociedad Cientiiica "Antonio Alzate," Mexico 

Sociedad de Fomento Fabril, Santiago, Chile . 

Societe de Geographic, Paris 

Societe de Geographic Commerciale 

Societe de Statistique de Paris 

Societe Turgot, Havre 

Society for the Protection of Native Plants, 60 broadsides 

Society for the Study of Inebriety, London 

Society of American Florists and Ornamental Horticul- 
turists 

Society of Arts, London 

Society of Arts and Crafts ....... 

Society of Colonial Wars 

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, New 
York City 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Central Council, Boston . 

— Superior Council. New York City .... 

Society of the Army of the Potomac 

Society of the Inner Temple, Treasurer and Masters of 

the Bench, London 

Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts, Chelsea 

Solvay, Ernest, Brussels 

Somerville. Public Library 

Sons of the American Revolution, Maine Society 

— Massachusetts Society 

— Old Suffolk Chapter 

Sons of tlie Revolution. Illinois Society .... 

— Pennsylvania Society 

Soto y Calvo, F., Paris . • 

Sound Currency, Publishers of, New York City 

South Australia. Government Statistician 

— Public Library, Museum and Art Gallery 

— Registrar-General 

— Secretary 

— Woods and Forests Department 



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South Boston Savings Bank 

South Carolina. Governor 

— lioard of Health 

South Carolina Historical Society 

South Dakota. Governor 

— Agricultural Experiment Station 

South Shields, England. Public Library and Museum 

Southern Railway 

Spain. Red Cross Society 

Sparling, Prof. Samuel E., Madison, Wis. 

Spatula Publishing Co 

Spaulding, Rev. Henry G. . 1 map, 292 pieces of music 
Spingarn, Prof. Joel E., New York City .... 

Spofford, C. B., Manchester, N. H. 

Spokane Daily Chronicle . . 1901-02 subscription 
Spokesman-Review, Spokane . 1901-02 subscription 
Sprague, Hon. Charles F., Brookline .... 
Sprague, Homer B., East Orange, N. J. . . . . 
Springfield, Mass. City Library Association . 
Sproull, Lyman H., Colorado Springs .... 
Stadelman, Rev. Joseph F., S. J., New Y'ork City . 
Stampa, La. .... 1901-02 subscription 

Standard, The 

Standish, Mrs. O. 

Stanwood, Francis M 

Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, Dublin, 

Stearns, F. P. . . 

Stephenson, William F. H. . . . . 

Stevens, Charles W 

Stevenson, Mrs. Robert H 

Steward, J. F., Chicago 

Stewart, Mrs. Charles B. . 

Stiles, Robert, Richmond 

Stirling's and Glasgow Public Library, Glasgow 
Stockholm, Sweden. Kongligt Biblioteket 

— Sveriges Offentliga Bibliotek 

Stokes, Dr. Alfred C, Trenton ...... 

Stone, Miss Ellen A. 

5 broadsides, 3 pages of manuscript, 69 newspapers 

Stone, Frank R 

Stone, Rev. George W., San Francisco .... 

Stone & Webster 

Storer, Dr. Malcolm 

Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station, Middletown, 

Conn. 

Stratz, Dr. C. H., Stuttgart 

Strunk, Hon. William, Cincinnati 

Student's Journal, Publishers of. New York City . 

Sturges. Alonzo W., Lewiston, Me 

Sturtevant, B. F. Co 

Suffolk County. Registry of Deeds 

Sunday Courier, Poughkeepsie. 1901-02 subscription 

Simset Club, Chicago 

Swan, Charles H., Jr., New Y^ork City . . . . 

Swank, James M., Philadelphia 

Sweden. Kongliga Statistiske Central-byran , 

Swedish Publishing Co., Worcester 

Sweden, Godfrey, New Y^ork City 

Swift, Lindsay 

Switzerland. Bureau Federal de Statistique 

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Departements des Innern 

Syracuse. Board of Education 

— Public Library . . 

Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts 

Tacoma, Washington. Public Library . . . . 

Talbot, Miss Marion, Chicago 

Talbot, Newton 

Tanaka, T., Tokyo 

Taunton. Public Library 

Tasmania, Government Geologist 

Teachers' Geography Club 

Tebb, William, Burstow, England 

Technology Club 

Templeman, Miss Laura B. . . . 

Temporary Asylum for Discharged Female Prisoners, 

Dedham 

Tennessee Governor . . 

— Agricultural Experiment Station 

Tenney, Rev. E. P., North Cambridge .... 

Tenney, Miss Mary A. . 

Terquem, Emile, Paris 

Terry, James, New Haven 

Texas, Governor 

— Agricultural Experiment Station 

— Comptroller 

— State Historical Association 

Thacher School, Nordhoff, California .... 

Thayer, Rev. George A., Cincinnati 

Thayer, Prof. James B., Cambridge 

Thayer Academy, South Braintree 

Thermopylae, New York City . 1901-02 subscription 
Thirteenth Massachusetts Regiment Association 
Thomas, Jesse B. ........ 

Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy .... 

Thomas S. Clarkson Memorial School of Technology, 

Potsdam, N.Y. ' 

Thompson. Abram R. 

Thompson, E. C. 

Thompson, J. Audley 

Thurber, Samuel 

Tiffany, Edward 

Tileston, Mrs. John B 

Tilden, Mrs. K. A 

Todd, Thomas 

Todd, William C, Atkinson, N.H 

Tokio Statistical Society 

Toledo, Ohio, Board of Health 

— Board of Park Commissioners 

Toledo Blade .... 1901-02 subscription 

Tolman, George, Cpncord, Mass. 

Tolman, Prof. Herbert C, Nashville, Tenn. 

Toronto Public Library 

Towne, E. H., Worcester 

Trades Publishing Co., Philadelphia 

" Translator, " The, New York City 

Trap, Cordt, Copenhagen 

Trask, William R 

Traveler's Record, Hartford 

Tucker, Dr. Willis G., Albany 

Tuckerman, Frederick, Amherst, Mass 

Tuckerman, Samuel 

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Tufts Library, Weymouth 

Tulaue University of Louisiana 

Tunis. Chambre Mixte de Commerce et d' Agriculture 

du Centre 

Tuolumne Chamber of Commerce, Sonora, Cal 

Turner, Alfred T., Estate of 

Twombly, Rev. Alexander S., Newton .... 
Tzain Haireniatz .... 1901-02 subscription 

Umbricht, J. L., Baden 

Uniacke, Thomas 

Union Theological Seminary, 'New York City . 
United Hebrew Charities of the City of New York . 
United Kingdom. Associated Chambers of Commerce . 
United States. Board on Geographic Names . 

— Civil Service Commission ...... 

— Commission of Fish and Fisheries .... 

— Commissioner-General of Immigration 

— Department of Agriculture ...... 

Bureau of Animal Industry 

Division of Biological Survey 

Division of Publications 

Division of Statistics 

Division of Vegetable Physiology and Pathology . 

Experiment Station 

Library 

Section of Foreign Mai'kets 

Section of Seed and Plant Introduction . 

Weather Bureau ....... 

Climate and Crop Service 

Climate and Crop Service, Kentucky Section . 

Climate and Crop Service, North Dakota Section . 

— Department of the Interior .... 303 maps 

Bureau of Education 

Census Office 

Geological Survey 94 maps 

Indian Commission 

Mine Inspector of Indian Territory .... 

Office of Indian Affairs 

— Patent Office 4 broadsides 

— Department of Justice. Attorney-General . 

— Department of Labor 

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Bureau of Construction and Repair .... 

Jmlge- Advocate-General 

Library . 

Naval War Records Office 

Office of Naval Intelligence 

Paymaster-General 

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Bureau of the American Republics . . . . 

Bureau of Foreign Commerce 

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Bureau of Engraving 

Bureau of Navigation 

Bureau of Statistics 

Coast and Geodetic Survey 

Comptroller of the Currency 

■ Internal Revenue Office 

Life-Saving Service 

Light-House Board 

Marine Hospital Service 

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United States. Department of the Treasury. Steamboat 
Inspection Service 

— Department of War 

Adjutant-General. 

Commissarj-General 

Department of the East 

Division of Cuba 

Division of Customs and Insular Affairs . 

Library 

Office of the Director of the Census of Porto Rico . 

Philippine Commission 

Signal Office 

Surgeon-General 

War College Board 

— Government Hospital for the Insane .... 

— House of Representatives, Clerk 

— Industrial Commission 

— Interstate Commerce Commission ..... 

— Library of Congress 1220 broadsides 

— National Museum 

— Naval Academy 

— Naval Institute 

— Naval Observatory 

— Naval War College 

— Post Office Department. Daily bulletin of orders 

affecting the postal service. 1901-02 subscription 

— Superintendent of Documents 

United States Voting Machine Co., Rochester. . 

Unity Club, Augusta, Me 

Universalist General Convention 

Universal ist Sabbath School Union 

Universidad de Chile, Santiago 

Universidad de La Plata 

University Club, New York City 

University of Aberdeen 

University of Buffalo 

— Medical Department 

L^niversity of California 

— Library 

— Lick Observatory 

University of Chicago 

— Correspondence-Study Department .... 

— Yerkes Observatory 

University of Chicago Press 

University of Colorado 

University of Edinburgh 

University of Illinois 

University of Iowa 

University of Maine 

University of Maryland. School of Medicine . 
University of Michigan 

— Library 

University of Minnesota 

— Library 

University of Nebraska 

University of North Carolina 

University of Oregon 

University of Pennsylvania 

— Department of Archaeology 

— Department of Philosophy 

University of Rochester 

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— Library 1 map 

University of Toronto . . . . . 

— Library 

University of Vermont. Library 

LTniversity of Wisconsin 

— Washburn Observatory 

Updike, D. B 

Upsala, Sweden. Kongliga Universitets Biblioteket 
Uruguay. Departmento de Ganaderia y Agricultura 

— Direccion General de Estadistica 

— Oficina de Deposito, Reparto y Canje .... 
Utah. Governor 

— Agricultural Experiment Station 

Utica State Hospital 

Utrecht, Holland. Rijks-Universiteit Bibliotheek . 

Valentine Museum, Richmond, Va 

Vancouver Board of Trade 

Van Derlip, Willard C 

Van Marken, J. C, Delft, Holland 

Van Ness, Joseph 

Vassar College 

Verein f iir Handelsgeographie. Wiirttemburg . 
Vermont. Governor 

— Agricultural Experiment Station 

Vermont Association of Boston 

Vermont State Medical Society 

Very, Frank W., Arcturus, Va 

Victoria. Government Statistician 

— Minister of Mines 

— Public Library of Western Australia .... 

Victoria University 

Vienna. Magistrat 

Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society . 
Virginia. Governor 

— Agricultural Experiment Station 

Virginia Historical Society 

Vlieger, Rev. A De, Lausanne 

Voenen Zhurnal, Publishers of, Sofia, Bulgaria 
Volckmar, F., Leipzig, 1901-02 subscription to Nea Emera 

Volta Bureau, Washington 

Vramian, A 

Wade, Joseph M 

Wadsworth, Miss Mary A., Oak Park, 111. 

Wagner, Dr. Henry, Denver, Colo 

Wahl, E., Paris 

Wall, Hon. J. Sutton, Harrisburg . . . • . 

Walton, Dr. George L. 

Wandsworth, Borough of, London 

Ward, Adjt-Gen. John R., Indianapolis . . . . 

Ward, Langdon L 

Ware, Miss Charlotte L., Cambridge .... 

Warfield, Prof. Benjamin B., Princeton, N. J. . 

Warner, George E., Minneapolis 

Warren, President William F 

Warvelle, George W., Chicago 

Washington State. Governor 

AVashington Academy of Sciences 

Washington and Lee University 

Washington State Historical Society, Tacoma . 

Washingtonian Home 

Watchman Publishing Co 



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Watertown, Mass., Free Public Library .... 

Wattriss, Miss Martha G • . . 

AYebb, J. A., St. Louis 

Weekly Gazette, Colorado Springs. 1901-2 subscription 

Weekly Mirror 1902 subscription 

Weekly Underwriter 

Weeks, Andrew L 

Welolier, Adair, San Francisco 

Wendell, Prof. Barrett 

Wendte, Rev. Charles W 

Werner. Dr. J. G. W 

Wesleyan University 

West, Max 

West End Nursery and Infants' Hospital .... 
West Viroinia. Governor 

— Agricultural Experiment Station 

— Chief Mine Inspector 

— Penitentiary 

Western Australia. Bureau of Agriculture 

— Department of Mines 

— Patent Office 

— Registrar-General 

Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland . 

Western Reserve University 

Westfleld, Mass. Athenaeum 

Westminster Public Library, London .... 

Weston, Mass. Town Library 

JVhipple, Wayne 

Whist Publishing Co., Milwaukee 

W^hitaker, George E. . . .23 nos. of newspapers 

White, Horace, New York City 

White and Warner, Hartford 

White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, Skaguay, Wash- 
ington 

Whiting, Miss Lilian . . .2 newspaper clippings 

Whitney, James L 

Whitney, Josiah Dwight, New York City . 

Whitney, Miss Maria, Cambridge . 56 pieces of music 

Whitney, Solon F., W^atertown 

Whitney, T., Chicago 

Whittemore, Harry W 

W^igan, England. Free Public Library .... 
Wilkes-Barre Times . . . 1901-02 subscription 

Willard, Dr. De Forest, Philadelphia 

Willers, Diodrich, Varick, N. Y 

William and Mary College 

Williams, E. C, Cleveland 

Williams, Reginald H., New York City . . . . 

Williams, Rufus P 

Williams, William H., East Liverpool, O. . . . 

Willis, Dr. J. L. M., Eliot, Me 

Williston Seminary ........ 

Wilmerding School of Industrial Arts for Boys, San Fran- 
cisco 

Wilmington Institute 

Wilson, E. IL, Cambridge 

Wilson, John, Cambridge 

Wilson, Louis N., Worcester 

Winchester, Mass., Town of 

Winchester Home Corporation for Aged Women 

Winona Free Public Library, Winona, Minn, 

Winslow, Rev. William C 



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Winthrop, Mass. Public Library 

Wisconsin. Governor 

— Agricultural Experiment Station 

— Department of Public Instruction 

— State Board of Control 

— State Board of Health 

— State Superintendent . 

— Free Library Commission 

Wisconsin Natural History Society, Milwaukee 

Wisconsin State Historical Society 

Wise, Charles H 

Witherell, William O 

Witmark and Sons, New York City 

Woburn, Mass. Public Library 

Wolcott, Mrs. Henrietta L. T., Dedham .... 
Wolfe, Maj.-Gen. R. T., Kimbolton, England . 
Woman's Baptist Foreign Missionary Society . 

Woman's Board of Missions 

Woman's Education Association 

Woman's Medical College of Baltimore .... 
Woman's Temperance Publication Association, Chicago. 

1901-1902 subscription to "Union Signal" 
Women's Christian Temperance Union. 

1901-1902 subscription to the "Union Signal" for 
Dorchester branch 
Women's Educational and Industrial Union 

Wood, F. J 1 broadside 

Wood, Henry 

Woodman, Miss Mary, Cambridge 

Woodworth, E. B 

Worcester, Mrs. M. A. 

Worcester. Board of Health 

— Free Public Library .... 4 broadsides 

Worcester Academy 

Worcester County Law Library 

Worcester County Musical Society 

Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

Wright, A. M., Centerbrook, Conn 

Wright, Charles H 

Wright, W. H. K., Plymouth, England . . . . 

Wylie, Ernest G., St. Louis 

Wyman, Ferdinand A 

Wynne, Rev. .John J., S.J., New York City 

Wyoming. Governor 

Yale College 1 broadside 

— Library 

— Summer School of Forestry 

Yardy, Edward 1 broadside 

Yearly Meeting of Friends, Philadelphia . . . . 

Young, Rev. Edward J., Newton 

Young Men's Christian Association of the City of New 

York. Library 16 broadsides 

Young Men's Christian Associations. International Com 

mittee. Publication Department, New York City 
Young Men's Hebrew Association, New York City 
Youth's Companion, Publishers of 
Zoological Society of Philadelphia 
Zoological Society of Tokyo . . 

Zucchi, Vincenzo 

Ziirich, Switzerland. Stadtbibliothek 



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APPENDIX XIII. 



CHRONOLOGY OF THE LIBRARY. — 1541-1901, 



1841-1847. Various preliminary movements made toward a City 
. Library. In 1843 and 1847 books were received by the City 
from the City of Pai-is, through M. Vattemare. 

1547. A joint Committee of the City Council on a Library first ap- 
pointed. Josiah Quincy, Jr., while Mayor, otfered to give 
$5,000 for a Public Library, on condition that the citizens should 
add $10,000. This offer was not met. 

1848. March 12. Act of the Massachusetts General Court, author- 
izing the City of Boston to establish and maintain a Public 
Library. Accepted by the City, April 3, 

Unsuccessful efforts to procure a union with the Athenteum 
Library. 

1849. R. C. Winthrop gave the first books to begin the collection. 
J. D. W. Williams, S. A. Eliot, Dr. J. Mason Warren, Dr. J. B. 
McMahon, Ezra Weston and others also presented books. 

1850. August 5. John P. Bigelow, while Mayor, gave $1,000. 
August 7. Edward Everett presented his set of Public Docu- 
ments and State Papers of the L^nited States, with other works, 
numbering upwards of 1,000 volumes. 

1851. The City possessed 2,000 volumes. 

1852. Edward Capen chosen Librarian. 

May 24. First Board of Trustees constituted, with Edward Ever- 
ett as President. 

June 28. James Brown gave $500. 

June 30. The Trustees were requested by the City Council to re- 
port upon the objects to be attained by the establishment of a 
Public Library, and the best mode of effecting them. 

July 6. In reply, the preliminary report of the Trustees was 
made, drawn up by George Ticknor and the President. 

September 24. Samuel Appleton gave $1,000. 

October 1. Joshua Bates of London gave $50,000, which was 
subsequently funded. 

October 12. The first Library ordinance of the City Council 
passed. 

1853. February. Authority given to purchase land. 
March 5. James Xightingale gave $100. 

March 12. A new act of the General Court, extending the limit of 

expenditures. 
Jonathan Phillips gave $10,000; N. I. Bowditch gave the value of 

$200; J. I. Bowditch gave $300. 



154 City Document No. 24. 

1854. March 20, Ma}' 2. Eeadiug-room and Library opened in 
Mason street. 

N'ovember 27. Ordinance appointing Commissioners to erect a 
building; R. C. Winthrop made Chairman. 

First catalogue of the Library published. 

Thomas G. Appleton gave a copy of Audubon's '' Birds of Amer- 
ica." 

1855. Mrs. Sally I. K. Shepard gave .^1,000. 

September 17. Corner-stone of the Library building on Boylston 
street laid. 

1857. Act of March, 1853, so far changed that there was no enforced 
limit to the appropriations of the City for the Library. An addi- 
tional ordinance created the office of Superintendent. Charles 
C. Jewett was appointed to that office. 

1858. January 1. Library building dedicated. Addresses by R. C. 
Winthrop, Edward Everett, A. H. Rice, Mayor. Cost, with 
land, about S365,000. 

Mr. Bates's gift of books completed, amounting in value to 
$50,000, making the total sum given by him $100,000. 

The sons of the late Nathaniel Bowditch gave their father's 
library of 2,550 volumes, besides manuscripts. 

The Library began to receive the Specifications of the English 
patents, a gift from the British government. 

June 30. Library in Mason street building closed. 

July, The portrait of Benjamin Franklin, by Duplessis, pre- 
sented by Hon. Edward Brooks. 

August 17. A figure in marble, the Arcadian Shepherd Boy, by 
W. W. Story, given by several citizens. 

September 17. The Reading-room opened in the building on 
Boylston street. 

December 20. The Lower Hall Library opened, with the printed 
Index to the books in that collection. 

1859. LTnder the will of Abbott Lawrence, .$10,000 was received. 
Copley's picture of Charles the First, demanding the impeached 

members, given by citizens of Boston. 

1860. Theodore Parker's Library, containing 11,061 volumes, 
received under the provisions of his will ; in May, 1881, some 
2,000 volumes, and a bust of Theodore Parker, by W. W. 
Story, received from the estate of Mrs. Parker. 

George Ticknor presented a collection of Greek, Latin and Italian 
classics, and later a collection of books relating to Molifere. 
His total donations up to this time upwards of 3,000 volumes. 

1861. April. A further sum of .$20,000 received under the will of 
Jonathan Phillips. 

The Upper Hall, containing over 74,000 volumes, opened to the 
public, and its first printed Index of books published. The 
entire Library contained 97,386 volumes. 

June. By the will of Miss Mary P. Townsend, $4,000 was 
received. 

1863. The City Council modified the ordinance relating to the Pub- 
lic Library. 
June. The Trustees of the Franklin Club gave $1,000. 



Library Department. 155 

1864. September 24. Joshua Bates died. The Upper Hall, it is 
ordered, October 13. shall henceforth be called Bates Hall. 

Mr. Ticknor gave a collection of Provencal books. 
December. Gift of original paroles signed by Generals Burgoyne 
and Eiedesel. 

1865. January 17. Edward Everett, President of the Board of 
Trustees, died ; succeeded by Mr. Ticknor. 

March. Portrait of Joshua Bates, b}-^ Eden W. Ennis, and bust 
copied from original by William Behnes, presented by Mr. 
Bates's daughter. 

March 7. Gift of SlOO from J. L. Stoddart. 

July 21. Group in marble of Holy Eamily, by Julius Troschel, 
presented by Gardner Brewer. 

1866. The Prince Library, bequeathed by the Rev. Thomas Prince, 
1758, to the Old South Church, received on deposit. 

The Supplemental Index of the Bates Hall published. 

The Ledger system for recording loans displaced by the Slip 

system. 
Donation of S160 received through Hon. John P. Bigelow. 
May. The silver vase presented to Daniel Webster in 1835, 

received from various citizens. 
June 22. Mr. Ticknor resigned the presidency ; succeeded, July 

24, by William W. Greenough. 
September. The printing of Finding Lists for the Lower Hall 

begun. 
December. A new ordinance reorganizing the Board of Trustees. 

1867. May 16. Bust of Edward Everett, by Thomas Ball, pre- 
sented by subscribers. 

August. Bust of J. Lothrop Motley, by Richard S. Greenough, 

given by Thomas B. Curtis. 
October. The first number of the Library Bulletin issued. 

1868. January 9. Mr. Jewett, the Superintendent, died. 
February 25. Justin Winsor chosen Superintendent. 

August. Bust of George Ticknor, by Martin Millmore, presented 

by several citizens. 
November. William E. Jillson, the Assistant Superintendent, 

died. William A. Wheeler was appointed in his place. 

1869. Annual closing of the Library for examination dispensed 
with. 

A new ordinance, reorganizing the Board of Trustees, changing 
the beginning of the Library year to May 1st, and authorizing 
the establishment of Branch libraries. 

Gift of an antique bust from Signor Alessandro Ceccarini. 

Bindery opened in the building. 

October. The Tosti engravings given by Thomas G. Appleton. 

1870. The Reading-room of the East Boston Branch Librarj'^ 
opened ; and in January, 1871, delivery of books began. The 
Catalogue was issued March 3d, and the formal dedication of 
the Library took place March 22d. The Sumner library associa- 
tion gave its collection of books to this Branch Library. 

Portrait of Edward Everett by J. Harvey Young given by citizens 

of Boston. 
November. 285 volumes and 2,259 pamphlets of Rev. Dr. William 

E. Channing presented by his children. 



156 City Document No. 24. 

1871. April. The Spanish and Portuguese library, bequeathed by 
George Ticknor, was received at the Library, numbering nearly 
4,000 volumes ; also a fund of $4,000, for its increase. 

October. A printed Card catalogue of the Bates Hall established. 

1872. An agreement made with the Trustees of the Fellowes 
Athemeum, securing their co-operation in the founding of a 
Branch library at Roxbury, and a building for the use of it 
begun. 

Alterations made in the Bates Hall, by which the lateral alcoves 
are subdivided and lighted. 

The South Boston Branch Library opened with 4,400 volumes, 
and dedicated May 16th. The Mattapan literary association 
gave its collection of books, numbering 1,470 volumes, to this 
Branch Library, 

March. Gift of a portrait of Benjamin Franklin by Jean Baptiste 
Greuze, from Gardner Brewer. 

Gift from John G. Loring of oil painting by (Robert?) Salmon, 
representing a fire in the Old State House, Boston, in Novem- 
ber, 1832. 

1873. May. The Barton Library received. 

June. Additional precautions taken to render the Library build- 
ing safe against fire. 

July. The Roxbury Branch building dedicated, and the Library 
opened with 5,700 volumes. 

August. The Lower Hall Catalogue of History, Biography, and 
Travel published. The first catalogue with notes. 

December. Gift of $5,000 from Henry L. Pierce. 

1874. January. The Public Libraries of Charlestown (15,000 
volumes) and Brighton (11,000 volumes) became Branches by 
the annexation of those places to Boston. 

Addition made to the south-west corner of the Central Library 

building. 
August. The new building of the Brighton Branch Library was 

opened for use. 
The apartments of the Charlestown Branch Library were enlarged. 
Portrait of Charles Sumner by M. Wight presented to city by 

F. D. Huntington and others. 
October. William A. Wheeler, the Assistant Superintendent, died, 

and was succeeded by James L. Whitney. 
Edward Capen resigned as Librarian. 

1875. January 16. Dedication of the Dorchester Branch 
Library. The Library (nearly 4,000 volumes) opened to the 
public, January 25. A Delivery of the same Branch established 
at the Lower Mills. The Dorchester and Milton Library gave 
its collection of books, numbering 1,922 volumes, to this Branch 
Library. 

1876. March. The gold medal presented to Gen. Washington by 
Congress in commemoration of the evacuation of Boston by the 
British troops, given to the City, to be preserved in the Library. 

April. A new exterior gallery built at rear end of the Central 

Library Building. 
Gift of Manuscript of Webster's Reply to Hayne, from Hon. R. C. 

Winthrop and others. 



Library Department. 157 

June. A Delivery Station of the Roxbury Branch opened at 
Jamaica Plain. 

1877. February. Bequest from Benjamin P. Hunt, of Philadel- 
phia, of a collection of books relating to the West Indies. 

May. The Boston ' Mercantile Library Association gave its 

collection of 18,000 volumes. 
August. By the will of Miss Charlotte Harris, the Charlestown 

Branch Library received a fund of S10,000, the testator's 

private library of over 1,100 volumes, and a portrait of Richard 

Devens. 
Bequest of over 800 volumes of illustrated books from IMiss Eliza 

Mary Thayer, of Roxbury. Supplemented at subsequent times 

by gifts of similar works from her sisters, Mrs. R. Anne Nichols, 

Mrs. Susan Thayer Balch, and Miss Caroline C. Thayer. A list 

of this collection published in 1895. 
August. The South End Branch Library opened to the public. 
September. The Jamaica Plain Branch Library opened to the 

public. 
October 1. Justin Winsor resigned the office of Superintendent, 

and Dr. Samuel A. Green, one of the Trustees, was placed in 

charge of the Library. 

1878. April 4. The Trustees were made a corporation under the 
name of the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of 
Boston. 

April 12. The corporation organized by the choice of William 
W. Greenough as President, and Dr. Samuel A. Green as Clerk. 

Maj^ 14. Dr. Green was chosen Acting Librarian, and held the 
otfice until October 1, 1878. 

August 26. Mellen Chamberlain was elected Librarian, and 
entered upon his otfice October 1. 

November 23. Dr. Samuel A. Green gave $1,000, the income of 
which is to be applied to the purchase of books upon American 
history ; in 1880 he gave $500 under the same conditions, and 
in 1884, !?500. 

December 3. A Delivery Station of the Jamaica Plain Branch 
Library opened at Roslindale. 

December 16. Gift from George B. Chase of S200 for purchasing 
periodicals; in 1879 he gave the chair and table formerly belong- 
ing to Sir Anthony Panizzi, Librarian of the British Museum. 

1879. Catalogue of the works of Shakespeare, in the Barton col- 
lection, printed. A year later the second part, containing the 
titles of works about Shakespeare, was published. 

Catalogue of the East Boston and South Boston Branch Libraries 
published. 

April. The Franklin Club gave Roberts' Egypt and Nubia, and 
his Holy Land. 

July. Catalogue of the Ticknor collection of Spanish and Portu- 
guese books published. 

December. Dr. Samuel A. Green gave a collection of Benjamin 
Franklin books, pamphlets, and engravings. 

1880. January 6. The West Roxbury Free Library transferred to 
the Boston Public Library its collection of books, numbering 
3.068 volumes, and a Delivery Station was opened at West Rox- 
bury. 



158 City Document No. 24. 

April. The General Court, by an act approved April 22, gives to 
the City a parcel of laud, situated on the southerly corner of 
Dartmouth street and Boylston street, on condition that a build- 
ing for a library should be begun in the course of three years, 
which time was extended in 1883 for ^ further term of the 
same duration. 

1881. July. The South End Branch Library was moved into the 
English High School Building on Montgomery street. 

July. Bust of John G. Whittier, by Preston Powers, given by 
citizens of Boston. 

December 1. The Committee on the Public Library was author- 
ized by the City Government to consult the Trustees concerning 
a new Library building. 

December. A Delivery Station of the Public Library (Dorchester 
Branch) was opened at Mattapan. 

Bowditch Library card catalogue completed. 

1882. March 9. The Trustees were requested by the City Council 
to report on the fitness of the High and Latin School building 
for the purposes of the Public Library. The Trustees reported 
that this building is unfit for the uses of the Public Library. 

April 10. On petition of the City Council, the Legislature passed 
a bill authorizing the City of Boston to take for the Public 
Library the necessary land belonging to private parties adjoin- 
ing the land granted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

May. Gift of SlOO from Charles Mead for South Boston Branch. 

October. A Keading-room and Delivery Station was opened in 
the Hancock school-house, on Parmenter street,at the North End. 

1883. January. A Delivery Station of the Public Library (Dor- 
chester Branch) was opened at Neponset. 

April 12. The Common Council, concurring with the Aldermen, 
appropriated the sum of $180,000 for the purchase of additional 
land, adjoining that granted by the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts, and the sum of .^450,000 for the erection of a building 
thereon, fronting on Copley square. 

April 21. The City of Boston took formal possession of the land 
given by the Commonwealth, and also of the estates on St. 
James avenue (later Blagden street). 

December. By the will of the late Arthur Scholfield of New 
York, formerly of Boston, the Library received the sum of 
$50,000, the income to be paid certain parties during their lives. 

1884. April. By the will of the late Thomas B. Harris of Charles- 
town, the Charlestown Branch Library received the sum of 
$1,000. 

August 1. Twenty competitive plans for the proposed new build- 
ing received by the Trustees; $10,000 in premiums paid. 

Reading-rooms established at the Brighton, Dorchester and 
Jamaica Plain Branch Libraries, and at the Lower Mills Deliv- 
ery Station at Dorchester. 

Fourteen folio volumes of illustrations of the parks and public 
works of the City of Paris given by the Municipal Council of 
that city. 

The City Council appropriated $1,000 for the purchase of historical 
works in fine binding, relating to Boston, and these were sent 
to the Municipal Council of Paris. 



Library Department. 159 

1885. January. Bust of Thomas Gold Appleton giveu by Capt. 
Xathan Appleton and others. 

March 30. The City Government directed that the City Architect 

prepare the plans for the new building and submit them to the 

Trustees of the Public Library for their approval. 
May. Bust of Cervantes by Antonio Sola received from heirs of 

George Ticknor. 
Legacy from the estate of Daniel Tread well, formerly Rumford 

Professor in Harvard College. Amount, with latter additions, 

about S10,700. 
May. Legacy of S500 from the estate of Hon. Edward Lawrence, 

for the Charlestown Branch Library. 
December. Bronze statuette of Daniel Webster bequeathed by 

Hon. Joseph M. Wightmau. 

1886. The Roxbury Athenteum Library purchased by the Trustees 
of the Fellowes Athenaeum. 

November 1. Delivery Station opened at Mt. Bowdoin. The 
North End Library removed to the building on the corner of 
North Bennet and Salem streets. 

1887. March 10. An act was passed by the General Court giving 
the Trustees full power and control of the design, construction, 
erection, and maintenance of the new building, and authority 
to select and employ au architect. 

March 30. The Trustees contracted with Messrs. McKim, Mead, 
and White, to design and supervise the construction of the new 
building, and the plans, as prepared by the architects, were at 
a later period approved by the Trustees. 

1888. Plans for the new building submitted by the Trustees to the 
City Council, and i^laced on exhibition, together with a model 
in plaster, in the rooms of the Bostonian Society at the Old 
State House. 

May 7. The City Council authorized the Trustees to begin the 
erection of the building. 

The Trustees were requested by the City Council to report to the 
City Government the cost and advisability of keeping Bates 
Hall open in the evening. An order passed to provide for the 
expense of the same. 

April 2. Resignation of William W. Greenough, a Trustee of 
the Library for thirty-two years, and President for twenty-two 
years. 

May 12. Samuel A. B. Abbott was chosen President of the 
Trustees. 

August 1. Contract made with Messrs. Woodbury and Leighton 
for the building of the basement and first floor of the new 
Library building Avithin one year, and, later, contract made 
with the same parties for continuing the building. 

November. Gift of bronze bust of Mayor O'Brien, by Douoghue, 
from M. M. Cunniff. 

November 2. Death of William H. Foster, a member of the Cat- 
alogue Department for nearly thirty years. 

November 28. The corner-stone laid of the new Library building 
on Copley square, with addresses at the New Old South Church 
by Hon. Frederick O. Prince and Mayor Hugh O'Brien, and a 
poem by Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes. 

The Barton catalogue (Miscellaneous portion) published. 



160 City Document No. 24. 

1889. March 1. Act of the Legislature authorizing the City of 
Boston to incur indebtedness to the amount of one million dol- 
lars outside of the debt limit to complete its new Public Library- 
building. 

March 11. The City Treasurer authorized to issue bonds or cer- 
tificates of indebtedness to an amount not exceeding one million 
dollars outside of the limit of indebtedness fixed by law for the 
city, the proceeds from the same to be used for the completion 
of the new Library building. 

Electric lighting introduced into the Central Library building. 

March 11. Delivery station opened at Allston. 

The late ,J. Ingersoll Bowditch bequeathed :?1 0,000 to the Library, 
the income from the same to be applied to the increase of the 
Bowditch Library. Since 1877, Mr. Bowditch gave yearly the 
sum of ^500 for the same purpose. 

December 16. Bates Hall open until 9 P.M., and (February 2, 
1890) from 2 until 9 P.M. Sundays. 

December. The Library received from Mrs. John G. Gilbert 
eleven hundred volumes and pamphlets, chiefly dramatical 
works, which belonged to her late husband. 

The Board of Health began to report cases of contagious diseases, 
in order that books and cards may be destroyed or disinfected. 

1890. April. Bequest of the late Joseph Scholfield, of 811,766.77, 
the same being the income from the bequest of S50,000, made 
in 1883, by the late Arthur Scholfield. 

A collection of rare books on America purchased by the city for 
the Library, the same being a part of the library of the late 
Samuel L. M. Barlow. 

May. The John A. Lewis Library of early printed books on 
America, given to the Library by Mrs. Lewis. Number of vol- 
umes about six hundred. A catalogue was published two years 
later. 

Hand-book for Keaders in the Boston Public Library published, 
9th edition, containing 388 pages. 

July 26. Delivery station opened at Ashmont (Station H). 

September 30. Mellen Chamberlain, Librarian, resigned. 

N'ovem]),er 12. Delivery station opened at Dorchester Station 
(Station J). 

December. The city was empowered to borrow the necessary 
money to complete the new Library building. 

Gift from the Second and Twentieth Massachusetts Infantry 
Associations of two sitting lions, done in Siena marble, the 
work of Louis St. Gaudens. 

1891. October 24. Appropriation of SI, 000 ,000 authorized by the 
City Council for the completion of the new Library building. 

Gift from the Kepublic of Mexico of a copy of Penafiel's " Monu- 
mentos del arte mexicano autiguo,'' through President Diaz. 

1892. January 22. Bird-street Delivery Station (Station K) opened. 
February. A collection of works relating to the American Civil 

War from the library of the late Gen.^F. W. Palfrey, given by 
Mrs. Palfrey as a nucleus for the Twentieth Kegiment library. 

April 13. Theodore F. Dwight appointed Librarian. 

April 29. Mt. Pleasant DeUvery Station (Station N) opened. 

May 9. North Brighton Reading Room (Station L) opened. 



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June 25. Crescent Avenue Delivery Station (Station M) opened. 
A new edition of the Lower Hall Catalogue of History, Biography, 

and Travel was published ; also a Finding List of French 

Fiction. 

1893. June 16. Mr. William C. Todd of Atkinson, N. H., offered 
to pay 82,000 annually to be expended for newspapers, and, 
sooner or later, to give a fund of $50,000, to secure forever this 
annual payment. (See Annual Report, 1893, p. 6.) The 
principal sum of §50,000 he gave October, 1897. 

September 4. The collection of historical documents, manu- 
scripts, autographs, books, and portraits of Mellen Chamberlain 
received for deposit, in accordance with his oifer of February 4, 
1893. (See Annual Report, 1893, p. 5.) By the provision of 
his will the collection became the property of the Library in 
1900. 

November 29. The private library of President John Adams 
placed on deposit in the Boston Public Library by the Super- 
visors of the Adams Temple and School Fund, QuinJcy, Massa- 
chusetts. 

1894. January 12. Portrait of Joshua Bates presented by Mr. S. 
G. Ward. 

April. Linotype printing machines adopted by the Library. 

April 30. Resignation of Theodore F. Dwight, Librarian. 

July 6. Gift of oil painting, Saints Justa and Rutina, by Domingo 
Fernandez, from Miss Ellen Chase. 

August 13. Mr. Allen A. Brown offered his library of music. 
In November, 1897, the collection, comprising over 30,000 
dilferent publications, bound in some 8,000 volumes, was made 
available for the public. (See Annual Report, 1894, and 
Bulletin, December, 1897.) 

November. Catalogue of books relating to Architecture published. 

December 14. Removal of the main body of books to the build- 
ing on Copley square begun; finished, January 28, 1895. Some 
of the smaller collections were moved during the autumn 
previous. 

The old West Church, corner of Cambridge and Lynde streets, 
bought by the city, and placed in the control of the Trustees of 
the Library. 

December 16. The West Church Parish Library given through 
Mr. Thomas Gaffield to the newly established West End Branch 
Library. 

1895. January. Special appropriation of $12,000 for moving books 
to the Copley square building. 

January 11. The sum of $1,000 given in memory of Charles G. 

Loring by his family. 
January 24. Boylston-street building closed, four days before the 

removal to the new building was completed. 
February. Gift from Horatio S. Greenough of busts of Christ and 

Lucifer by Horatio Greenough. 
February 11. Herbert Putnam appointed Librarian. 
March 11. New building on Copley square opened for use. 
March 26. A system of graded service, based upon examinations, 

established. 
May. Children's Room opened at the Central Library. 



162 City Document No. 24. 

May. Retirement of Samuel A. B. Abbott, President, from the 

Board of Trustees : succeeded as President by Hon. F. O. 

Prince, October 8. 
October 20. Extension of Library hours from 9 P.M. to 10 P.M. ; 

after the removal to the new building, in Apiil, departments 

hitherto closed to the public on Sundays were opened. 
Conferences held between committees representing the School 

Committee and the Library Trustees, as to a possible further 

cooperation between the Public Library and the schools. 
The sum of S15,000 contributed by subscription by citizens of 

Boston for completing the paintings by John S. Sargent. 
A bronze statue of Sir Harry Yane, by MacMonnies, given by Dr. 

Charles G. Weld and others. 
A marble copy of the Venus de Medici given by Mrs. John 

Ellerton Lodge. 
A bust of William W. Greenough, by Richard S. Greenough, 

given by Mrs. W, W. Greenough. 
Reference librar}'^ of books on open shelves, accessible to all 

readers, formed in Bates Hall. 
Special libraries (Fine Arts, Technical Arts, Music, the Bowditch, 

Ticknor, Barton, and other collections) placed on the upper 

floor of the Library building. Many thousand books placed 

on open shelves. 
Gift of the original manuscript of the "El castigo sin venganza " 

of Lope de Vega, from Miss Anna E. Ticknor. 
First section of John S. Sargent's decoration, "The Triumph of 

Religion," placed. 
Joseph Lindon Smith's fresco, Venetian lobby, finished. 
Five sections of Edwin A. Abbey's frieze, " The Holy Grail," 

finished and placed in position; the remaining panels finished 

in February, 1902. 
The card catalogues were placed in drawers which could be taken 

from their places and used at tables, at the convenience of the 

reader. 
Largest panel of the mural decoration of Puvis de Chavannes 

placed; the other eight panels were installed the following year. 

1896. January. The publication of a Monthly Bulletin of books 
added to the Library, was begun. 

January. The Quarterly Bulletin ceased publication. Fourteen 
volumes were published, beginning with October, 1867. 

January, A bronze bust of Oliver Wendell Holmes, ordered by 
the City of Boston of the sculptor Richard Edwin Brooks, 
placed in Bates Hall. 

January 4. Appropriation of $44,000 for furnishing the new 
Library building, authorized. 

January 16. Delivery station opened on Broadway Extension 
(Station P). 

February. Gift from Col. Thomas W. Higginson of a collection 
of books, numbering nearly one thousand, on the history of 
woman, to be called the Galatea Collection. 

Fe])ruary 3. The West End Branch opened in the old West 
Church building, with 8,600 volumes, and with accommodations 
for 250 readers. Of these volumes, between 5,000 and 6,000 
were selected and bought by the Woman's Education Associa- 
tion, with funds raised from private subscription. 

March 16. Upham's Corner Delivery Station (Station Q) opened. 



Library Department. 163 

May 1. "Warren Street Delivery Station (Station R) opened. 
May. Gift from Miss Anna E. Ticknor of a copy of a portrait, 

by Tbionias Sully, of her father, George Ticknor. 
May. System of inter-library loans adopted. 
June 29. A bust of Benjamin Franklin, attributed to Ceracchi, 

given by Mr, Frank Wood. 
August. A collection of photographs, numbering over 1,100, was 

given to the Library as a memorial to Miss Harriet H. Graupner. 
September. From the estate of Mrs. Bessie S. Lockwood of 

Cambridge, gift of 1,643 volumes, to be known as " The Hiland 

Lockwood Gift." 
JiTovember. A fund of $10,000 received from Miss Victorine 

Thomas Artz, of Chicago, " the income of this sum to be 

employed in the purchase of valuable rare editions of the 

writings, either in verse or prose, of American and of foreign 

authors." These books are to be known as the "Longfellow 

Memorial Collection." 
November. A legacy of $2,500 received from the estate of the 

late Charles Mead of Boston. 
The Library received from Mr. and Mrs. James M. Codman, of 

Brookline, 611 volumes of works on landscape architecture, 

with photographs and prints. Given " in memory of Henry 

Sargent Codman and Philip Codman, landscape architects," by 

whom the collection was made. 
A bust of Whittier given by the sculptor, William Ordway 

Partridge, was placed in Bates Hall. 
A room fitted up for Ijound volumes of newspapers. 
1897. January 18. Roxbury Crossing Delivery Station (Station S) 

opened. 
March 15. From the children of the late Dr. Benjamin Apthorp 

Gould a gift of 4,105 volumes, largely astronomical works. 
April. Gift of S5,000 from the Twentieth Regiment Association 

of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the income to be expended 

in the purchase of books of a military and patriotic character. 
April 29. A collection of paintings by Howard Pyle, illustrative 

of scenes in the life of Washington and in colonial times, was 

given by friends of the Library. 
April 30. The Boston Browning Society gave its collection of 

books to this Library. 
May. A marble copy of the bust of Powers' Greek Slave received 

from Mrs. Margaret S. Otis. 
May. The sum of $1,000 was given by the Papyrus Club, to be 

used in the purchase of books which shall serve as a memorial 

to John Boyle O'Reilly. 
June. A special appropriation for the new Broadway Extension 

Station was made by the city. 
June. A Bibliography of the Higher Education of Women 

published. 
November 1. Boylston Delivery Station (Station T) opened. 
November, The sum of $1,000 received as a bequest from the 

late Rev. Caleb D. Bradlee of Brookline. 
November. The branches at Charlestown, East Boston, and 

South Boston, were opened for reading and reference on 

Sundays, from 2 to 10 P.M. 
December 8. Josd Francisco Carret died. He was for over 

twenty-two years a member of the Library service. 



164 City Document No. 24. 

A List of Periodicals, Newspapers, Transactions, and other 
Serial Publications currently received in the Principal Libraries 
of Boston and Vicinity, was issued by the Librar}- from material 
contributed b}' thirty-six libraries. 
. A bust of John Boyle O'Reilly, purchased by the City Council, 
placed in the Library. 

The sum of -SI ,321 subscribed for the purchase of photographs. 

1898. January. The Boston ISTumismatic Society gave to the 
Library its collection of books and pamphlets, and also the sum 
of $300. 

Januar}'. The first Annual List of new and important books 
added to the Library was published. 

March. Texts of the Pour Great Documents in the Chamberlain 
Collection published. 

May 28. The sum of $100,000 additional authorized for com-"" 
pletion of the new Library building. 

June. The library of the American Statistical Association, con- 
sisting of about five thousand volumes, given to the Boston 
Public Library. It forms a part of the Division of Documents 
and Statistics, at that time established, in the charge of Mr. 
Worthington C. Ford. 

June. Catalogue of the Galatea collection of books relating to the 
history of woman published. 

July. List of books on social reform published. 

December 27. Arthur Mason Knapp, the custodian of Bates 
Hall, died, after a service here of nearly twenty-four years. 

December 27. Station U, No. 62 Union Park street, opened. 

The sum of .$2,852.41 contributed by the relatives and friends of 
the late Henry Sargent Codman, the income to be used in the 
purchase of books upon landscape gardening. 

The reclassification of the Branches on a common system begun. 

Important alterations made in the Library building. The News- 
paper and Periodical Reading Rooms made connecting depart- 
ments, on the entrance floor; the Patent collection removed to 
the west wing, the Patent Room taken for a Children's Reference 
Room; the Executive otfices, the Delivery Room, the Ordering 
Department, etc., enlarged; a service elevator installed; im- 
provements in heating and ventilating. 

1899. February. Library building on Boylston street sold for 
$850,000 to the executor^ and trustees acting under the will of 
the late Frederick L. Ames. The proceeds were paid to the 
Board of Commissioners of the Sinking Fund of Boston. 

April 3. Herbert Putnam resigned as Librarian to accept the 

position of Librarian of Congress. James L. "Whitney was 

appointed Acting Librarian. 
May 1. Children's Reference Room opened. 
May 8. Hon. F. O. Prince resigned the presidency (term expired 

as Trustee); succeeded by Hon. Solomon Lincoln. 
May 17. The Lecture Hall of the Library was opened with 

addresses connected with the unveiling of a bust of Sir Walter 

Scott, a gift to the Library from the Westminster Committee on 

the Scott Memorial. 
June 4. Death of Philip Henry Savage, a member of the Library 

staff since 1896, and Clerk of the Corporation. 



Library Department. 165 

June 6. Death of Hon. Frederick O. Prince, a member of the 

Board of Trustees from 1S88 to 1899, and from October, 1895, 

until his retirement in May, 1899, President of tlie Board. 
June 17. Death of AVilliam W. Greeuough, appointed a Trustee 

in lS56, and from 1866 until his retirement in 1888, President 

of the Board. 
November 3. Industrial School Deliver}^ Station (Station W) 

opened. 
December 22. James L. Whitney appointed Librarian. January 

12, 1900, Otto rieischner appointed Assistant Librarian. 
A Selected Bibliography of the Anthropology and Ethnology of 

Europe, by Prof. William Z. Ripley, was edited and published 

by the Library. 
The Library received from the widow of Eobert Louis Stevenson, 

original blocks of eighteen wood engravings executed by her 

late husband. 
Crawford's statue of Beethoven, the property of the Handel and 

Haydn Society, deposited in trust with the Trustees of the 

Librar}'. 
Publication of An Index to the Pictures and Plans of Library 

Buildings to be found in the Boston Public Library, 2d enlarged 

edition. 
Department of Manuscripts established. 
Gift from Godfrey M. Hyams of $1,000 for the purchase of 

French books on art. 

1900. March 12. The first course of free lectures, under the 

auspices of the Trustees of the Library, begun in the Lecture 

Hall. 
June. Finding list of genealogies and town and local histories 

published. 
June 25. The sum of ^6,000 received, a legacy from the late 

Daniel Sharp Ford, publisher of the Youth's Companion, the 

income to be used for the purchase of books adapted to youth. 
August. A Children's Boom opened at the West End Branch 

Library. 
August 4. Delivery Station I^, at the corner of Dudley and 

Magazine streets, opened.' Station N", 200 Blue Hill avenue, 

discontinued June, 1900. 
October. The West Roxbury Branch Library enlarged. 
November. A bust of Gen. Francis A. Walker, by Richard E. 

Brooks, placed in the arcade of the interior court of the Library, 
December 29. Station B, hitherto a shop station, opened in a 

new location as the Roslindale Reading Room. 
First consolidated Brauch Finding List published. 
A bronze bust of Wendell Phillips, by Milmore, given by Mr. A. 

Shumau, through the AVendell Phillips Memorial Association. 
A portrait of the Rev. Dr. James Freeman Clarke, painted by 

Edwin T. Billings, given by members of the Church of the 

Disciples, through William Howell Reed. 
The publication of the historical collections in manuscript in the 

Library begun. 
A second collection of John Brown manuscripts given to the 

Library by Col. T. W. Higginson. 
A collection of literary manuscripts, made by the late Rufus W. 

Griswold, given to the Library by his widow. 



166 City Document No. 24. 

Gift from Mr. Andrew Carnegie, through Col. T. W. Higginson, 
of .SlOO, as the first annual contribution for the purchase for 
the Galatea collection of books relating to the history of woman. 

Gift from George B. Knapp, in memory of his brother Arthur 
Mason Knapp, of a collection of medals and coins. 

1901. January. The work begun of changing the Bates Hall card 

catalogue from double to single rod drawers. 
January 5. Station Y, the Andrew-square Reading Room, opened 

in the John A. Andrew School-house, Dorchester street. 
March. The ceiling decoration for the Children's Reference 

Room, by John Elliott, representing "The Triumph of Time," 

placed in position. A gift from the citizens of Boston. 
June 25. Station Z, Orient Heights Reading Room, opened. 
Numerous illuminated manuscripts received by the Library. 
The sum of S4,000 received by the will of the late Abram E. 

Cutter of Charlestown; also his library of books, subject to a 

life interest for his widow. 
October. Italian fiction list published. Extensive improvements 

in the heating and ventilation of Bates Hall completed. 



INDEX. 



Abbey, Edwin A., decoration completed 
and placed, 4, 7; description of decor- 
ation by, 104. 

Adams, President John, library trans- 
ferred to Children's reference room, 7. 

Ajte limit on borrowers' cards lowered, 
'21. 

American poetrv, accessions, 12. 

Annual list, 19. 

Appropriations, 2, 59, 63; special, C4, 67. 

Art, works of, 7. 

Auction sales, 15. 

Auditor's report, 59. 

Bates hall, books consulted in, 23; im- 
provement in heating, 6, 23. 

Bates hall card catalogue, double rods 
replaced by single rod, 15. 

Benton, Josiah H., jr., 5. 

Binding, work done, 20. 

Boilers, reset, 7. 

Books, added during year, 3; number of, 
3; home use of, 3; fiction, added, 14; 
for branches, 46; issue from Central 
Library to branches, ."51 ; extent of 
Library, 80; increase, 81; circulation 
of, 87; received, 7; sum expended for, 
1, 8; recommendation for purchase, 15; 
transfer of non-flction, 16; use of, 22. 

Boston newspapers, early, additions, 10. 

Bowditch, Henry P., 5. 

Branches, 35; finding list, 16; issue of 
books, 36; extension of hours, 36, 44, 56; 
Sunday opening, 45; reclassification, 36, 
45; union catalogue, 45; instruction of 
employees, 45; work with schools, 46; 
books bought, 46; open shelves, 47; 
repairs, 47; expenditures, 47; circula- 
tion, 47; issue of books from Central 
Library, 51. 

Branches and stations. Supervisor of, re- 
port, 43. 

Brown, Allen A., library of music, 25. 

Buildings, equipment and general ad- 
ministration, 6. 

Card catalogue, double rods replaced by 
single rod, 15. 

Catalogue cards, printed, 16. 

Catalogue department, 15. 

Catalogue room, ventilation improved 
in, 7. 

Catalogue, union, for branches and sta- 
tions, 36, 45, 49. 

Charlestown branch, as to new build- 
ing for, 3; books for, 14. 

Children's reference room (Elliott room) 
gallery removed and Adams library 
transferred to, 4, 7. 

Children's room, work of, 31. 

Chronology of the Library, 153. 

Circulation, Central Libi-ary and 
branches, S7. 

Classification, Central Library, 83; 
branches, 84. 

Clerk of Trustees, Delia Jean Deery, 
elected, 1. 

Colonial history, books on, added, 10. 

Cooperation with the schools, 36, 43, 46, 
49. 

Cooperative index, titles catalogued, 16. 

Cutter, Abrani E., legacy of $4,000 re- 
ceived, 6. 



Deaths and resignations, list, 53. 

Deery, Delia Jean, elected Clerk of Trus- 
tees, 1. 

Delivery room, treatment of ceiling, 7. 

De Normandie, Rev. Dr. James, Vice- 
President, 1, 5. 

Deposit collection, card catalogues of 
Iwoks in, .50; use of collection, 50. 

Documents, Department of, 28; reiiort, 
38. 

Dwight, Thomas, 5. 

Elliott, John, decoration of, 4; placed, 7; 
description of, 108. 

Employees, list of, 95. 

English literature, accessions, 11. 

Engravings, 26. 

Evening and Sunday service, schedule, 
102. 

Examinations, 37. 

Examining Committee, list of, 3; report, 
54; sul)-committees, 54. 

Examining Committees, list of, 91. 

Exhibitions of photographs and en- 
gravings, 26. 

Expenditures, 60; for branches and sta- 
tions, 73. 

Fiction, added, 14; purchase of books 

of, 3. 
Fiction Committee, work done by, 15. 
Finance, .59. 
Fine arts and architecture, accessions, 

11. 

Givers, list of, 109. 

Gutters, steam pipes in, replaced, 7. 



Incunabula, added, 10. 

Inter=library loans, 22. 

Issue department, work done, 22. 

Italian fiction, list, 16, 19. 

Lectures, 27; series for 1901, under au- 
spices of Trustees, 2, 35. 

Librarian, report of, 6. 

Librarians, list of, 90. 

Library agencies, 2, 6, .50. 

Library service, schedule, 95. 

Library system, 2, 6. 

Lincoln, Solomon, reappointed Trustee, 
1; President, 1, 5. 

Manuscripts, Department of, 4; added, 

28; illuminated, 9. 
Music collection, 25. 

Natural history, accessions of books on. 

Newspapers, expenditure for, 1, 8; re- 
ceived, 34. 

Ordering department, statement of, 7. 
Orient Heights (Station Z), books for, 
14; establishment of, 37, 48. 

Paris Exposition literature, 12. 
Patent room, work of, 34. 
Periodicals, added, 34; distribution of, 
.52; expenditure for, 1, 8. 



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Index. 



Photographs, 25, 26. 

President, Solomon Lincoln elected,!. 

Printing department, work of, 20. 

Publications, disposed of, 22; Issued, 17. 

Registration, statement on, 21; statis- 
tics, 85. 

Resignations, list, 53. 

Roslindale Reading-room (Station B), 
books for, 14. 

Sargent, John S., walls prepared for 

decoration by, 7. 
Schools, cooperation with, 36, 43, 46, 49. 
Shelf department, work of, 20. 
Special libraries, woi-k of, 24. 
Station B (Roslindale), books for, 14. 
Station Z (Orient Heights), books for, 14; 

establishment of, 37, 48. 



Stations, issne of books, 36; circulation, 
48; expenditures, 48, 73; reclassifica- 
tion, 49; work with schools, 49. 

Statistics, Department of, 4, 28; report, 
.38. 

Sunday and evening schedule, 103. 

Supervisor of branches and stations, 
report of, 43. 

Ticknor collection, works for, 12. 
Trust funds, 65, 68. 

Trustees, report of, 1-5; President, Vice- 
President, Clerk, 1 ; list of, 89. 

Vice-President, Rev. Dr. James De 
Normandie elected, 1. 



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