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F R T Y - N I N T II
TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY
ON FEBRUARY 1, 1901.
SOLOMON LINCOLN, President.
Term expires May 1, 1901.
JOS1AH H. BENTON, JR. JAMES DENORMANDIE,
Term expires May 1, 1904. Term expires May l, 1905.
HENRY P. BOWDITCH. THOMAS DWIGHT.
Term expires May 1, 1902. Term expires May l, 1903.
JAMES L. WHITNEY.
OF THE TRUSTEES
CITY OF BOSTON
MUNICIPAL PRINTING OFFICE
REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES ...... 1
REPORT OF THE LIBRARIAN ...... 6
SUPPLEMENTS TO THE REPORT OF THE LIBRARIAN :
A. Extract from the Report of the Chief of the Depart-
ment of Documents and Statistics . . .32
B. Extract from the Report of the Supervisor of
Branches and Stations . . . . .41
C. Deaths and Resignations ..... 49
REPORT OF THE EXAMINING COMMITTEE . . . .50
I. Financial Statement . . . . . .57
II. Extent of the Library by Years . . .78
III. Net Increase of the Several Departments, includ-
ing Branches ...... 79
IV. Classification : Central Library . . broadside 81
V. Classification : Branches 82
VI. Registration ..... broadside 83
VII. Circulation 86
VIII. Trustees for Forty-nine Years. Librarians . 88
IX. Examining Committees for Forty-nine Years . 90
X. Library Service (May 3, 1901), including Sun-
day and Evening Schedule . . . .94
Correspondence, Bequests, etc. . . .103
Givers and Gifts 106
FROM THE MAP OF BOSTON ANDSURROUNDINGS}
BY PERMISSION OF GEO H WALKICR &Co.
3 SQUARE MILES.
POPULATION (Census of 1900), 560,892.
SHOWING BRANCHES AN
I = READING R(
AREA OF CITY,
LIBRARY SYSTEM, FEBRUARY 1, 1901.
Central Library, Copley sq. Established May 2, 1854. . .
| East Boston Branch, 37 Meridian st
Mar. 11, 1895
Jan. 28, 1871
South Boston Branch 372 Broadway
Roxbury Branch, 46 Millmont st
J Charlestown Branch, City sq
t Brighton Branch, Rockland st
J Dorchester Branch, Arcadia, cor. Adams st
t South End Branch, English High School Building,
Jan. 25, 1875
t Jamaica Plain Branch, Curtis Hall, Centre st
I West Roxbury Branch, Centre, near Mt. Vernon st.. . .
June 7, 1875
Dec. 27, 1881
Mar. 11, 1889
July 26, 1890
Nov. 12, 1890
Jan. 22, 1892
May 9, 1892
June 25, 1892
Apr 29 1892
Station A.: Lower Mills Reading Room, Washington st.
" B. Roslindale Reading Room, Washington,
cor Ashland st '
D. Mattapan Reading Room, River, cor. Oak-
" E. Neponset Delivery Station, 49 Walnut st. . . .
" F. Mt. Bowdoiu Reading Room, Washington,
cor Eldon st
G. Allston Delivery Station, 14 Franklin st
H. Ashmont Delivery Station, 4 Talbot ave. . . -
" J. Dorchester Station Delivery Station, 157
Norfolk st '.
K. Bird Street Delivery Station, 6 Wayland st.
" L. North Brighton Reading Room, 56 Mar-
" M. Crescent Avenue Delivery Station, 1002
N. Mt. Pleasant Delivery Station, Dudley, cor
" P. Broadway Extension Delivery Station, 13
Jan. 16, 1896
Mar. 16, 1896
" Q. Upham's Corner Delivery Station, 752 Dud-
" R. Warren Street Delivery Station, 329 War
Jan. 18, 1897
Dec. 27, 1898
" S. Roxbury Crossing Delivery Station, 1154
" T. Boylston Delivery Station, Lamartine, cor
" U. Ward Nine Delivery Station, 62 Union
W. Industrial School Delivery Station, 39 North
" Y. Andrew Square Reading Room, John A
Andrew School-house, Dorchester st
* As a branch.
t In buildings owned by the City, and exclusively devoted to library uses.
t In City buildings, in part devoted to other municipal uses.
Occupies rented rooms.
The lessee of the Fellowes AthenaBum, a private library association.
" -~a n
CENTRAL LIBRARY, GROUND FLOOR.
CENTRAL LIBRARY, ENTRESOL A.
CENTRAL LIBRARY, SECOND FLOOR.
CENTRAL LIBRARY, ENTRESOL B.
To His HoNcTft THOMAS N. HAKT,
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
ending January 31, 1901. It is the forty-ninth annual
The Rev. Dr. James DeNormandie was reappointed a
Trustee, to serve for five years .from May 1, 1900. The
board was organized in May, 1900, by the election of Mr.
Lincoln as President and Dr. DeNormandie as Vice Presi-
dent. Miss Delia Jean Deery was elected Clerk of the Cor-
The history of the Library for the past year is as usual
one of constant growth and expansion, of its agencies for
the delivery of books, of the number of its books and
manuscripts and of their use. It now maintains eighty-
seven agencies, an increase of fifteen over the number exist-
ing on January 31, 1900. Notwithstanding this large
increase, applications for more branch libraries and delivery
stations are continually presented to the Trustees, many, if
not all, of which are meritorious. It needs scarcely to be
pointed out, however, that the means at the command of the
Trustees are not sufficient for any important expansion of
the system, nor are means for such expansion included in the
yearly estimates of the Trustees, which provide for the main-
tenance of the system as it exists. If additional reading
rooms, deposit or delivery stations are needed, additional
means to establish such must be furnished, and these again,
when established, demand additional appropriations for their
2 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
The need of new buildings for the branch libraries at
Charles town and East Boston has often been stated and it
becomes daily more pressing. The sum of $3 0,000 has
been appropriated by the City to provide a branch library
at Charlestown, but no suitable site has yet been found.
The following tables exhibit briefly the financial condi-
tion of the Library :
For salaries $179,438 25
Books and photographs . . 35,287 39
Periodicals 5,602 79
Newspapers . . . . 2,108 30
General maintenance . . . 86,749 61
City appropriation . . . $290,766 10
Income from Trust funds . . 14,648 26
Miscellaneous sources : gifts, in-
cluding cash on deposit in
London, etc., etc. . . . 3,771 98
The number of volumes in the Library has been increased
during the past year by 37,179, in part by purchase and in
part by gifts ; and the whole number of volumes in the
Library on January 31, 1901, was 781,377.
There was expended for books, periodicals and newspapers
during the year the sum of $42,998.48, an amount larger
than usual, but including some exceptionally large expendi-
tures, as, for instance, for Charlestown and Roslindale.
The constant growth of the branch stations necessitates
The books taken from the Library for home use during
the year ending January 31, 1900, numbered 1,251,541,
during the year ending January 31, 1901, the number was
1,324,728, showing an increase of 73,187. It is impossible
to keep an account of the number of books used in the
Library building, since many are exposed to unrestricted use.
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 3
The Department of Manuscripts, organized during the pre-
ceding year, has received very considerable accessions of
much value, largely from gifts, the most notable being the
bequest of Judge Chamberlain's manuscripts and autographs,
which, since his death, have come into the final possession of
the Library. A brief description of these, in pamphlet form,
was published by the Trustees in 1897. This department
is made the subject of a special report by Mr. Ford, who has
it in charge. His report is incorporated with that of the
Librarian. Tlie manuscripts purchased have been chiefly
provided from the income of trust funds. The Trustees
have in view especially the acquisition of manuscripts of
local interest to the City, and some of them have been re-
printed in the Monthly Bulletin of the Library.
The Statistical Department, also under the charge of Mr.
Ford, lias been largely increased, both by the withdrawal of
books from the general Library, which find a more appropri-
ate place in this department, and especially by considerable
gifts of public documents from states and municipalities,
including many received from foreign sources. The depart-
ment has fully justified its existence and furnishes much
assistance to the student of the complex problems of govern-
ment and public administration which develop on every
Of the Cataloguing Department it is enough to say that it
continually gains in the race toward completion, though,
from the nature of the subject, it can never keep quite
abreast of the constant accessions of books.
The constant growth in the use of the Library is especially
noticeable in the increase of the branch libraries and other
subordinate stations and in the increase in the use of the
books there accessible. These branches are a most import-
ant part of the Library system, and bring its advantages
near to those to whom it would otherwise prove practically
The officers of the Library constantly employ all reason-
able means to make its resources available.
Exhibitions of photographs and engravings, constantly re-
newed and changed, and having reference to subjects of im-
mediate interest, are maintained at the Central Library and
The Library cooperates with the public schools by select-
ing and collecting books relating to subjects immediately
The Trustees have also endeavored to interest the public
in a series of lectures this year upon municipal govern-
CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
ment, given in the Lecture Room of the Library. The
lectures are given gratuitously by the lecturers.
The Trustees call attention again to the fact that, while
they publish much matter relating to the Library which is of
publio interest and distinctly valuable, yet all such publica-
tions entail upon them a loss. The Library bears the ex-
pense of the publication, and the proceeds of all sales go
directly to the City Treasury, without benefit to the Library.
In like manner the Library bears the expense of collecting
fines while the fines collected are paid into the City Treasury,
but not to the credit of the Library. It seems reasonable
that moneys thus obtained, amounting to a profit of several
thousand dollars to the City, should be applied to the benefit
of the source from which they are derived. Fines represent
largely injury to books, and the money thus derived should
be available to replace this loss. The Examining Committee
concur in this opinion.
This matter is again called to the attention of the City
Government because a special appropriation for rebinding
volumes is again needed. Last year the Trustees received
an appropriation of $10,000 for this purpose, and a like or
greater sum is needed for this year and next. For several
years it has proved impossible to provide all the rebinding
needed from the annual appropriation, and the ordinary wear
of the books was increased when they were removed to the
new Library and were rearranged.
The Trustees gratefully acknowledge the assistance
rendered by the Examining Committee of this year. It was
constituted as follows :
William F. Apthorp.
Thomas M. Babson.
Mrs. Mary E. Blake.
Francis H. Brown, M.D.
Very Rev. William Byrne.
John H. Colby.
Mrs. W. C. Collar.
James C. Davis.
Charles F. Donnelly.
James W. Dunphy.
Hon. J. D. Fallen.
Thomas J. Gargan.
Rev. G. A. Gordon, D.D.
Francis L. Higginson.
Rev. E. A. Horton.
Miss Sarah Orne Jewett.
Rev. Robert F. Johnson.
Frank S. Mason.
William L. Parker.
Henry R. Reed.
Rev. W. D. Roberts.
Mrs. H. H. Sprague.
Miss Frances Turner.
D. B. Updike.
Horace G. Wadlin.
Mrs. Darwin E. Ware.
Miss Maria E. Wood.
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. % 5
More than ordinary care appears to have been taken in the
selection of the sub-committees and the recommendations of
the Committee deserve and have received careful attention.
It appears that the Library can always rely on the generous
and cheerful assistance of the best citizens whenever they are
asked to render it service.
Gifts of books and manuscripts to the Library have been
more numerous than heretofore, although, with the exception
of the Chamber-lain bequest, no single collection of great
value has been added during the period covered by this
A bronze relief of Gen. Francis A. Walker has been placed
in the inner court. The Elliott decorative ceiling of the
room adjacent to the Children's Room was completed since
February 1, and will be referred to in the next report.
The Trustees would welcome bequests of money, and hope
that generous testators may remember the Library. It is
from such sources that they can make purchases of rare works,
which give value and rank to a great library, but for which
they hesitate to expend public funds appropriated for more
The Trustees ask especial attention to the report of the
Librarian, the subordinate reports, and that of the Examining
Committee. These contain matter both of general interest
and of detail which do not find appropriate place in this
JAMES DE NORMANDIE,
JOSIAH H. BENTON, JR.,
HENRY P. BOWDITCH,
MAY 3, 1901.
6 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
To the Board of Trustees :
The report of the Librarian for the year ending January
31, 1901, is respectfully submitted.
THE LIBRARY SYSTEM.
The Library System comprises :
The Central Library, on Copley Square.
Ten branch libraries, with permanent collections of books.
Twenty delivery stations, of which seven are reading
rooms, four service stations and nine shop stations.
Twenty-nine engine houses, receiving books on deposit.
Twenty-one schools (eleven supplied from the Central
Library and ten from the branches).
Six institutions receiving deposits of books.
A total of eighty-seven agencies, as against seventy-two on
February 1, 1900.
Details as to the receipts and payments for the year are
given in the statement of the Auditor (Appendix I. of this
The financial condition of the Library for 1900-1901,
briefly exhibited, is as follows :
Endowments $226,150 00
Income 9,723 50
Todd newspaper fund . . . . 50,000 00
Income 2,000 00
The only addition to the endowments of the ' Library the
past year has been the sum of $6,000, received June 25, 1900,
in a legacy of the late Daniel Sharp Ford, publisher of the
" Youth's Companion." By a vote of the Trustees, the
income, until otherwise ordered, will be devoted to the pur-
chase of books adapted to youth.
The will of the late Abram E. Cutter of Charlestown
gives and bequeaths to the Library the sum of $4,000. Also
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 7
his library of books, subject to a life interest for his widow.
This wilhwas probated June 7, 1900.
GROSS INCOME AND EXPENDITURE.
G-ross Income. The gross income of the Library from
all sources, including balances February 1, 1900, except
special appropriations, was as follows :
General appropriation . . . . - $290,766 10
Trust funds :
Income in the hands of the City Treasurer . 17,847 39
Miscellaneous gifts . . . . . . 578 03
Exchange account . . . . . 1,853 75
Interest on bank deposit 1,739 78
London accounts :
Trust funds .... $10,579 13
General book funds . . . 11,03397
Interest on the above . . 455 09
Expenditure. From general income . . . $290,766 10
From trust funds income (including Todd Fund) 14,648 26
From general book fund . . . . . 3,467 22
From miscellaneous gifts ..... 304 76
A nominal balance on February 1, 1901, would appear as
25,666.90. This is, however, subject to outstanding obliga-
tions and in part to special restrictions. The available
balance is but $13,860.06, made up as follows :
Applicable to books, as follows :
Trust funds income : nominal
balance .... $14,040 74
Less outstanding orders and
necessary reserve for continua-
tions 9,838 25
General book funds . . $7,759 36
Less outstanding orders . . 1,968 59
Exchange account . . . . . 1,853 75
Interest: domestic account ..... 1,739 78
Cash donations : balances on hand . . . 273 27
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It is to be observed further that the bulk of the above
available balance is composed of funds applicable only to
the purchase of books, and to a great extent of funds which
must be reserved for the purchase of books of a very special
Building Appropriation. Copley square build-
ing ; balance February 1, 1900 . . . $85.434 70
Expenditures, 1900-1901 .... ,606 76
Balance $76,827 94
Against which are contracts, for paintings,
statuary, etc., amounting to .... 80,975 00
Indicating a deficit of . . ... . $4,147 06
to be met by application of the balance of the Furnishing
appropriation so far as necessary.
Furnishing Appropriation. Copley square build-
ing ; balance February 1, 1901 . . . $4,821 81
JBroadicay Extension Improvement Appropria-
tion. Balance February 1, 1900 . . $3,01092
Expenditures, 1900-1901 * .... 435 23
BUILDINGS, EQUIPMENT, AND GENERAL AD-
Extensive repairs upon the Library building have been
found necessary. The tile roof has been put in order and
all the joints have been newly cemented. The joints in the
walls have been repointed. The court-yard walls in the
basement have been made water-tight. The iron work out-
side the building has been put in order. The public lavatories
have been moved from the front to the rear of the building.
The engines and electrical machinery call for considerable
expenditure yearly for repairs. These and the elevators are
inspected by experts at stated intervals.
WORKS OF ART.
The John Elliott Decoration. In the year 1891 a letter
was received by the Board of Trustees from Dr. Harold
Williams, offering to raise a sum of money for the purpose
of engaging Mr. John Elliott to decorate the ceiling of one
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 9
of the rooms in the new Library building. This offer was
accepted and, at a later time, Mr. Elliott's services were
secured for the proposed decoration.
In the autumn of 1900 the finished work was received by
the Library, and, after suitable frames had been prepared, the
decoration was made public, on March 17, 1901. The
Library is indebted to the following persons for the gift
of these ceiling paintings and for a contribution of $900
towards the expense of the frames : Miss Anna S. Amory,
Mr. and Mrs. Larz Anderson, Miss Edith Andrew, Mr.
and Mrs. Albert S. Bigelow, Mr. G. N. Black, Mrs. A.
W. Blake, Mr. Stephen Bullard, Mrs. James B. Case, Mr.
and Mrs. Charles P. Curtis, Mrs. O. B. Frothingham, Mrs.
John L. Gardner, Miss Marion Gray, Mr. Joseph C.'Hoppin,
Mr. Henry M. Howe, Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, Mr. and Mrs.
David P. Kimball, Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Loring, Mr.
George H. Norman, Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Sargent, Mr.
and Mrs. J. M. Sears, Mrs. G. H. Shaw, Mrs. W. H. Slocum,
Mr. George Wales, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel D. Warren, Mr.
and Mrs. Barrett Wendell, Dr. and Mrs. Harold Williams,
Mr. Ralph B. Williams, and an anonymous subscriber. An
allowance of $1,000 for the frames was authorized by the
A portrait of the Rev. Dr. James Freeman Clarke, painted
by Edwin T. Billings, has been given to the Library by
members of the Church of the Disciples, and others, through
William Ho well Reed.
The following statements in regard to the accessions to
the Library for the past year are taken from the report of
Miss Macurdy, Chief of the Ordering and Receiving Depart-
ment. These additions, as distinguished from the number of
books which have actually reached the shelves (34,994),
and excluding mere transfers from one department to another,
number 37,179 volumes, as against 30,506 in the previous
year. They are distributed as follows :
Central Library Branches, Total
Volumes. Volumes. Volumes.
Added by purchase .... 13,068 11,059 24,127
Added by gift _ 7,657 239 7,896
Added by exchange for Library publi-
cations, etc 672 672
Added by periodicals, bound . . 2,200 2,200
Added by Statistical Department (Gifts) 2,284 2,284
Total 25,881 11,298 37,179
CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
The number of volumes in the Library January 31, 1901,
Books bought for the Central Library :
Books bought for the branches :
City appropriation ....
The expenditure for books, periodicals and newspapers for
the same period was $42,998.48, as against $33,048.97 the
previous year. This does not include the following sums,
namely, $1,141.49 paid by the Fellowes Athenaeum for books
and periodicals purchased for the Roxbury Branch, and
$435.23 from a special appropriation for Station P.
The payments have been as follows :
City money expended for books :
For Central Library
collection) . . $13,187 70
For branches . . 9,254 97
Trust funds expended for books
Trust funds expended for news-
City money expended for periodicals :
For Central Library $3,998 29
For branches . . 1,604 50
In addition to this amount purchases were made from the
following special funds (gifts) :
Carnegie $8 14
Numismatic . s . 88 97
Lewis . 80 45
Old South Society
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 11
The total amount spent for books, including the amounts
paid by the Fellowes Athenaeum and from the Station P
fund mentioned above, for the year was $44,575. 20. Only
twice in the history of the Library has this expenditure
been equalled, once, in 1873, when the Barton library was
bought, and again, in 1890, when purchases were made
from the sale of the library of S. L. M. Barlow, the outlay
in each case (about $46,000) being met by funds especially
provided for the purpose.
Among the large payments were $1, 430.60 for books for
the Charlestown Branch; $1,500 for books for the new
Roslindale Reading Room; 1400 for books for the new
Andrew Square Reading Room ; and 8800 for books of ref-
erence for the branches. Of works of fiction 6,473 vol-
umes were bought, at an expense of $5,867.48. For the
branch system the expenditure for books was about double
that of the preceding year.
In the purchases made from Trust funds, broadsides,
manuscripts and autograph documents have a prominent
place. These are of both local and general interest, and
relate to Colonial and Revolutionary events, and to Boston,
Massachusetts, and New England history. Among pur-
chases of special significance are an autograph letter of
Captain Ezra Selden to Nathan Hale, the patriot, dated
Roxbury Camp, June 25, 1775, and endorsed in Hale's
handwriting; account books and letters relating to the
Boston fires of 1760 and 1767, and to the losses and damages
sustained by the Town of Boston from the British, 1775-
1776; and twenty-three consecutive numbers of the Boston
Gazette and Country Journal, 1762-3. Other manuscripts
and documents are mentioned under Manuscripts later in
For the special collections the following are among the
additions made :
Boivditch Library. Two hundred volumes of French and
German mathematical and astronomical works.
Military Library (Twentieth regiment). Eighty-seven
volumes of regimental histories, etc.
Longfellow Memorial Collection. Two hundred and fifty
volumes have been bought from the income of the Artz fund,
including the first edition of Philip Freneau's Poems (1786),
Whittier's Mogg Megone, first edition (1836), Aldrich's
Bells (1855), Col. Thomas Forrest's The Disappointment
(1767), Tennyson's Poems (1842).
Fine Arts Collection. The Library has received a copy of
Tissot's La vie de Notre Seigneur Jesus Christ, in two
12 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
volumes, folio, a fine copy, together with the cheaper English
edition of the same work, for general use. Also the follow-
ing important works : Furtwangler's Die antikeii Gemmen ;
Chefs-d'oeuvre d'art de la Hongrie ; Berling's Das Meissner
Porzellan ; and Rossi's Musaici cristiani. The photographs
added include 100 platinum prints of Normandy and Brittany
and 1,100 photographs of Italy and Spain.
Maps. -To the Map Collection have been added 141
eighteenth century maps, chiefly of America, and numerous
wall maps of Boston and vicinity, recently published for the
use of the City and State officials. Also the Theatrum orbis
terrarum by Ortelius (Antwerp, 1570), Halley's Atlas mari-
timus (London, 1728), Jefferys' West India Atlas (London,
1783), and Otten's Atlas minor (Amsterdam, 1740).
Charlotte Harris Collection. From this fund have been
obtained a copy of the earliest edition of Maximilianus
Transylvanus, De Moluccis, Cologne, 1523, a rare tract on
the discoveries of Magellan in the earliest circumnavigation
of the globe; also Wiggles worth's Meat out of the eater,
1770, Brackenridge's Death of General Montgomery, 1777,
and Worlidge's Select collection of drawings from curious
antique gems, London, 1768.
Music Collection. Schumann's Werke herausg. von Clara
Schumann, in 33 volumes ; Pale*ographie musicale (Impri-
merie Benedictine de Solesmes), 6 volumes.
Ticknor Library. Camoens, Pretidao de amor. Endechas,
. . . seguidas da respectiva traducao em varias linguas
(Lisboa, 1893) ; and Lapidario del Rey Alfonso X.
G-alatea Collection. Eighty- three volumes, selected by T.
W. Higginson (Carnegie fund).
Other purchases added to the general collection are as
A collection of books obtained in Australia, chiefly in the
Samoan language, also numerous books on discovery in
New South Wales.
Important works on numismatics, including Herrera's
Medallas de proclamaciones y juras de los reyes de Espana
Seventeen portraits of Benjamin Franklin.
Codex Borbonicus, manuscrit mexicain (Paris, 18*99).
Segar's Baronagium genealogicum, continued by Edmond-
son (London, 1764-84), 6 volumes, folio.
Sappey's Description et iconographie des vaisseaux lymph-
atiques considers chez l'homme et les verte'bre's (Paris,
Nordisk familjebok (Stockholm, 1876-99) 20 volumes.
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 13
Re vista de Cuba, 16 volumes.
Fuller Worthies' Library, edited by Alexander B. Grosart,
eleven volumes, including the works of John Donne, Lord
Brooke and Andrew Marvel.
Justinian. Codex et novellae, a product of the press of
Giorgio Arrivabene, Venice, 1491. Two volumes. Folio,
bound with examples of the contemporary Venetian printers.
The publications of the Imperial Statistical Bureau of
National 0konomisk Tidsskrift (K0benhavn, 1873-1900).
Gifts of special importance are mentioned in an appendix
to this report, together with a list of givers.
Besides books the following have been purchased :
1,310 photographs 100 manuscripts.
224 maps. 1,150 posters, and many
33 broadsides. engravings.
The Library obtains a considerable part of its valuable
additions from auction sales. Owing to great and increasing
competition, the most valuable books are often secured by
private buyers, whose bids far exceed any which the Library
can afford to make. During the past year bids were sent, to
thirty-four sales, for 1,007 books, of which only 486 were
secured. Still, the net result justifies the time spent in the
chase ; every year some of the most notable accessions to the
Library come from the auction room.
The purchases of the year have been fairly well distrib-
uted. If less attention than usual has been paid to certain
classes of literature this defect will be remedied later.
A part of the work of the Ordering and Receiving Departs
ment is shown in the following table :
Book lists prepared (aggregating 14,977 titles), 44
Orders sent 505
Gift acknowledgments sent 1,562
Serials entered 29,422
Books received on approval 2,196
Exchanges packed and sent, volumes . . . . 922
Volumes distributed to Fiction Committee . . 698
THE RECOMMENDATION or BOOKS.
The Library is indebted to many friends for suggestions as
to books to be purchased. Mr. Thomas S. Perry, at present
14 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
in Japan, has recommended many French and German books,
as heretofore. Dana P. Bartlett, Associate Professor of
Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
has helped in the choice of a collection of mathematical
and astronomical works for the Bowditch Library, and
Col. T. W. Higginson has selected most of the books added
to the Galatea Collection. Dr. Malcolm Storer has sug-
gested the titles of desirable numismatical works ; the Presi-
dent of a Boston Polish Society has made out a list of books
in the Polish language, and Mr. A. S. Waldstein of Cam-
bridge, one in the modern Hebrew language. Mr. William
C. Lane, Librarian of Harvard College, has obtained in
Egypt an interesting collection of photographs for this
Library, and Mr. Charles R. Hildeburn, in his visits to out
of the way places in England, has found valuable material
illustrating the history and topography of that country.
Arrangements have been made with Mr. Sidney C. Cockerell
to search in England for illuminated manuscripts for the
The Library must depend mainly on recommendations
made by members of the staff, to whom book reviews and
catalogues are assigned in the different departments of
In order that the Library in its selection of books may not
fall behind in any department suggestions are invited from
friends. Blank recommendation forms can be obtained on
The total number of books read by the Fiction Committee
was 683, as against 467 the preceding year. Of these, 346
were accepted by the Trustees, including 28 unfavorably
reported on by the Committee, and 325 were rejected, in-
cluding 76 favorably reported on. Of these books there
were bought 3,191 "copies, at a cost of $2,750.68. This-
year, for the first time, children's books have been read by
THE CHAMBERLAIN COLLECTION.
The Honorable Mellen Chamberlain, for twelve years the
Librarian of the Boston Public Library, died on June 25,
1900. By the provisions of his will his collection of
historical documents, manuscripts, autographs, portraits, en-
gravings and books, which had been offered by him to the
Trustees of the Library on February 14, 1893, for deposit
here, on certain conditions, and which had been received
September 4, 1893, became the property of this Library.
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This collection, with other material retained by Judge
Chamberlain during his life, will be kept in rooms especially
arranged under his supervision.
Four years ago the Library published a brief description
of this notable collection with a sketch of Judge Chamber-
lain. The manuscripts are being indexed under the direc-
tion of Mr. Worthington C. Ford of the Library staff.
THE CATALOGUE DEPARTMENT.
The Catalogue Department has been reorganized and
strengthened. The report of Mr. Hunt, Chief of this de-
partment, shows the following results :
Number of volumes and parts catalogued and
recatalogued . . . .. . . 61,817 47,782
Number of titles for the same . . . 38,521 26,137
These totals include the following items :
Number of new volumes and parts, Central
Library 20,304 22,878
Number of titles for the same . . . 17,341 15,188
Number of volumes and parts recatalogued,
Central Library 22,583 13,382
Number of titles for the same . . . 11,641 4,225
Number of volumes catalogued . . . 9,948 7,100
Number of titles for the same . . . 9,539 6,724
Number of volumes of serials added, Central
Library 4,104 4,572
The titles of 10,317 books have been searched for, pre-
liminary to their recommendation for purchase.
Mr. Murdoch has catalogued 525 titles for the Coopera-
tive index of scientific periodicals. The Library has
received from the other co-workers, 2,743 titles.
CARDS IN THE VARIOUS CATALOGUES.
There have been printed, headings written for, and filed
this year, 167,430 cards, as against 153,500 cards for the pre-
ceding year. Of this number 46,900 cards were placed in
the Special Libraries, most of all in the Department of
Documents and Statistics and the Allen A. Brown Library
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of Music. When it is considered that the number of cards
in 1899-1900 was 32,500 above any previous record and
that this year 14,000 have been added to that number, it
will be evident how great is the increase in this part of the
The work of transferring from Stack 4 (the old Lower
Hall collection) all the books not fiction has progressed
rapidly, 5,197 volumes having been transferred during the
year, accompanied by the recataloguing and clearing up of
the card catalogue to correspond. About one-third of this
work is finished.
The work of printing the cards for the Allen A. Brown
Library of Music has gone forward with more continuity
than heretofore. The bulk of titles waiting for the printer
has been reduced this year by about 4,000 cards, but not less
than 1,000 cards have been added, and about 14,000 cards
now remain to be printed.
The titles of new books have been added more promptly
to the catalogue, and there is no accumulation of new cards.
Nine thousand cards, however, representing recatalogued
work, stiH wait to be printed. All this shows that the
Catalogue Department is making " copy " faster than the
Printing Department can take care of it.
THE BATES HALL CATALOGUE.
The work of changing the Bates Hall Catalogue from
double rod to single rod drawers was begun in January.
This task, which necessitates the trimming and repunching
of the entire catalogue, and its transfer to other cases, will
be a laborious one.
To relieve the crowded condition of the catalogue and
provide for its further growth three new cabinets are build-
Not much has been attempted outside the regular cata-
logue work ; indeed, there has been no time to devote to
such undertakings. Miss Rollins has prepared an Italian
fiction list and worked to some extent on a German fiction
The following is a summary of. the report of Mr. Lindsay
Swift, Editor of the publications of the Library.
Publications for 1900-1901.
Date of Issue. Pages. Edition. Price.
Annual list Jan. 1, 1901, 184 3,470
Branch finding list No. 3 Sept.l, 1900, 40 5,488
Genealogies and local histories. .. July 1, 1900, 88 1,015
Historical manuscripts No. 1 36 250
Monthly Bulletins 1st of each month 434 *5,000
Postal titles April, 1900, 16 520
Rules and regulations Dec., 1900, 16 11,200
Supplement to list for the young. Sept., 1900, 7 2,400
In all, 821 pages as against 793 pages in 1899.
During the past year there have appeared in the Monthly
Bulletin, in addition to the titles of new books, the follow-
ing lists : Postal titles, with special reference to the United
States, compiled by Mr. C. W. Ernst (May) ; Toxt-books
at present used in the Public schools of Boston (September);
Programme of exhibitions at the % Central Library and
Branches, 1900-1901 (October) ; Books illustrative of Rev.
Dr. G. A. Gordon's Lowell lectures (November) ; Books illus-
trating Prof. H. Morse Stephens's Lowell lectures on Eng
lish administration in India (December) ; Books suggested
in connection with Dr. Newman Smyth's Lowell lectures
(December) ; The rights of man : books in connection with
Dr. Lyman Abbott's Lowell lectures (January, 1901) ;
Natural history and natural knowledge : books in connection
with Prof. W. K. Brooks's Lowell lectures (January, 1901);
and also during the same period the following prints from
manuscripts in the collections of the Library : Trade of the
Massachusetts Bay (March and April) ; Paper currency in
the British plantations in America (April) ; Four letters of
John Brown ; John Adams's Notes on the trial of the
British soldiers for the "Boston massacre," 1770 (August) ;
Four historical letters : James Cogswell, June 15, 1775 ;
Ezra Selden, June 25, 1775 ; Martha Washington (two),.
1790, 1800 (November); an Ecclesiastical council, 1743
(December); Journal of a survey in 1791, for a canal
across Cape Cod, by James Winthrop (January and Febru-
The only change in the Monthly Bulletins worthy of com-
ment is the publication, beginning with November, 1900, of
selected lists illustrative of 'lectures delivered before the
* 4,000 in the summer months.
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Lowell Institute. These lists are prepared by the lecturers
themselves, but they are found to require considerable edit-
ing and recasting in order to make them suitable for pub-
lication. The books referred to are then placed on shelves in
Bates Hall, available primarily for persons who attend the
lectures. It is hardly time to pronounce on the utility of
this scheme. I only give it as my opinion that these lists
enrich the pages of the Bulletin, even when they have little
bibliographical fulness or significance. Their publication is
all in furtherance of the policy which encourages us to graft
on our own work features (such as the continued publication
of the Programmes of the Lowell lectures) belonging more
immediately to the work of other institutions.
The various issues of the Bulletin seem to have been
readily taken by the public, and are soon out of print.
The Annual list remains the same in scope, except that
in the latest issue the Editor has introduced the titles of
more recent public documents of various states and countries,
which were first published in the Bulletin.
During the past year a new venture has been modestly
yet hopefully begun. Mr. Worthington C. Ford, in charge
of the manuscript collection, occasionally offers for the Bul-
letin some rare or interesting matter, with a view to opening
gradually to the public our resources in this direction.
These separate contributions are to be gathered up into vol-
umes, of which the first has already appeared, and is entitled
" Historical Manuscripts in the Public Library of the City
of Boston. Number One."
The following material is ready to be "printed: 1. An
Index to British patents, prepared by Mr. Frank C. Blaisdell.
2. A List by authors and titles of Italian fiction, compiled
by Miss Mary H. Rollins. It comprises about 1,500 titles.
3. A List of German fiction is well under way, which when
completed will combine at least 6,000 titles. 4. Historical
manuscripts. Number Two.
The most popular publication of the Library for some time
is the " Finding List of Genealogies, and Local and Town
Histories containing Family Records in the Public Library of
the City of Boston." In the preface it is stated that the late
Arthur M. Knapp, then Custodian of Bates Hall, had, in
December 1898, completed a j-e vised and greatly enlarged
edition of a list of genealogies and local histories, which was
published in the Bulletin of this Library for October, 1891.
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 19
The material as thus left was practically in the definite shape
in which Mr. Knapp wished it to appear. Miss Agnes C.
Doyle has since made additions to and revised the titles.
The reception given to this publication has been most
gratifying ; the demand for it has come from all parts of the
country. The Library has perhaps never issued a more
practical and useful list.
SHELF DEPARTMENT OF THE CENTRAL LIBRARY.
The additions to the shelves of the Central Library, ex-
cluding the Duplicate Room, have been as follows :
General Collection, including Deposit Collec-
Special Libraries ...... 6,544
Statistical Department . . . . . . 2,667
Total . 25,049
The total number of volumes and pamphlets sent by the
Shelf Department to various binderies was 24,866.
Additional shelving, sufficient for 25,000 volumes, has been
put in place. This will relieve for a short time the pressure
for more shelf room, which is beginning to be a matter of
THE BINDING OF BOOKS.
The output of the Library Bindery has been:
Books bound . . . . . . 12,525
Pamphlets bound 4,530
Books repaired, etc. . . . . . 5,017
Total . 22,072
Library publications, etc., folded, stitched
and trimmed 76,925
Maps, etc., mounted on cloth . . . 1,129
Photographs and engravings mounted . . 3,985
Miscellaneous work . . . . .2,176 pieces
Other miscellaneous work .... 739 hours
By the generosity of the City Government the sum of
$ 10,0 00 was given to the Library to be used in rebinding
worn books. This allowance was made in answer to a re-
quest made to the Mayor by the Board of Trustees for the
sum of $30,000 for the above specified purpose, of which
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one-third might be spent in 1900, and similar amounts in the
two succeeding years.
On the receipt of this sum the book binders of the City
were invited to submit bids, on the inspection of specimens
showing the style and quality of binding required. The
work done by the binders who were the successful bidders,
aided by two or three others from outside the City, has been
satisfactory. The sum provided has been spent with the
following results :
Number of volumes rebound . . . . 11,198
Newspapers rebound, volumes . . . 612
The Bindery Department of the Library was allowed to
share in this undertaking to a limited extent, working extra
time evenings, and binding 1,115 volumes.
This rebinding of books was under the charge of the
Shelf Department and Bindery Department, which deserve
a special word of praise therefor. The need of continuing
the work is pressing.
The binding and repair work for the year may be summed
up as follows :
Library Bindery (regular work) . . . 22,072
Rebinding ($10,000 allowance) . . . 11,810
Rebinding popular books . . . .12,900
Binding pamphlets (special collection) . . 2,000
In addition to this many thousand volumes are repaired by
the attendants at the Library.
THE FEINTING DEPARTMENT.
. There has been no addition to the working force of the
Printing Department, or to the machinery. There has been
a considerable increase in the number of cards printed for the
card catalogues; otherwise the output remains in general
character substantially the same as given in the Annual
Report for last year. To meet the increasing demands made
upon the department, especially for the card catalogue, and
in order that the three departments of Cataloguing, Editing,
and Printing may work continuously and economically, an
additional linotype machine is urgently needed.
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 21
DISPOSITION OF PUBLICATIONS.
The number of Library publications sent out by the Cus-
todian of Stock during the year was 83,686. The total
number distributed of blank forms now in use in the Library,
including the charging slips, was 2,084,466.
USE OF BOOKS.
In Appendix VII. is given the number of volumes taken
by readers for home use during the past year from each
department of the Library. The sum is :
Home use. 1899-1900. 1900-1901.
Central Library (including Central
Library books issued through
branches and stations) . . 430,987 431,657
Branches and stations . . . . 820,^54 893,071
Total .... 1,251,541 1,324,728
Only a partial count can be made of books used within the
various libraries, since many shelves are now thrown open to
readers. The recorded use in the Central Library for the
past year was 367,063 volumes, as against 355,017 volumes
the year previous. No account is kept of the use of maga-
zines and newspapers.
Inter-Library Loans. Other libraries have received 394
volumes as loans from this Library; 35 applications have
been denied, partly for the reason that popular books, such
as ought to be in every public library, were asked for. The
system is intended to provide only for the exchange between
libraries of scholarly or unusual books. Calls upon this
Library are not likely to reach such a number as to cause
inconvenience from the withdrawal of books needed by those
legally entitled to use the Library.
THE ISSUE DEPARTMENT, CENTRAL LIBRARY.
Having at command increased space and facilities, the
work of the Issue Department, under the charge of Miss
McGuffey, has been more satisfactory than heretofore. The
delivery of books will be hastened by the additions made to
the Pick-up carrier system. While the complaints of readers
of delay in getting books are less than formerly, they are
still numerous enough to cause solicitude. The book rail-
way, after six years' service, shows signs of weakness, and
needs considerable repairs.
In December the rules were changed so that now but one
22 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
seven-day book may be charged on a card at a time. This
change was made to allow a more even distribution of new
fiction among readers. It will probably reduce the amount
of fiction read, and perhaps the total record of use of the
The development of the system of outlying agencies of
the Library has brought a great increase in the work of the
Issue Department and a closer cooperation between these
The use of books by students in Bates Hall seems to in-
crease. The Custodian, Mr. Bierstadt, has reclassified and
brought up to date the works on history placed in this room.
No books in the entire Library system reach more readers
than this reference collection.
Exhibitions of books have been given upon the open screen
at the time of the Lowell lectures, arid to illustrate notable
current events, such as the death of Queen Victoria. The
shelves at the catalogue end of Bates Hall have been mostty
devoted to new books not fiction and their use has been
The centre desk in Bates Hall has been enlarged, afford-
ing better facilities for work, and giving more room for the
display of the catalogues of the Library, and documents
frequently consulted by readers.
THE SPECIAL LIBRARIES.
To the Assistant Librarian, Mr. Fleischner, in charge of
the Special Libraries, is mainly due the remarkable develop-
ment of this department of the Library. Following his
report it is learned that the "use of these libraries has still
further increased during the past year, under the charge of
Miss Hitchcock and her assistants. On the industrial arts,
1,000 volumes have been added and 1,938 on the fine arts,
making 11,000 volumes of the former and 18,151 of the
latter in the collection.
A notable extension of the work done in connection with
the schools is found in the establishment of a class in indus-
trial design, under a trained teacher, supplied by the School
Committee. The class has met at the Library once a week,
since December 15, 1900.
The system of exhibitions, lectures and classes has been
extended, and it is evident that this feature of the work of
the department is more and more appreciated. A stereopticon
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 23
purchased by the Library will add to the interest in the
lectures given in the Lecture Room. Exhibitions of photo-
graphs, engravings, etc., have been held in the following
order : January-February, 1900, Christian and mediseval
sculpture ; Renaissance architecture ; Assyrian antiquities
in the British Museum (in connection with a lecture by
Professor D. G. Lyon). March, Renaissance sculpture ;
Medals collected by the late Arthur M. Knapp, of the
Library staff, and given to the Library by his brother ; origi-
nal blocks engraved by Stevenson to illustrate the chap
books published by S'tevenson and Lloyd Os bourne at Davos
Platz ; Italian painting, 14th-lb'th centuries; The life of
the Virgin, in connection with a lecture by the Reverend
Henry G. Spaulding. April, Flemish painting; Books on
the early history of New England ; Maps, manuscripts and
documents relating to the postal service, loaned by Mr. C.
W. Ernst. Renaissance architecture in connection with a
lecture by Professor E. B. Homer. May, Dutch, German
and French schools of painting. June-July, English school
of painting ; American painting, chiefly mural decoration.
August September, Spanish school of painting; Photographs
of China and Japan ; Colored plates of oriental ceramic art,
collection of W. T. Walters, gift of Louis Prang. Octo-
ber, Athens and Rome ; The original French edition of the
Tissot Bible ; The Sella collection of Alpine and Caucasian
views, loaned by the Appalachian Mountain Club. Novem-
ber-December, Greek sculpture ; The life of Christ in art,
in connection with lectures by the Reverend Henry G.
Spaulding; Florence; Madonnas. January, 1901, Plates
from Rossi's Musaici cristiani delle chiese di Roma ; Venice
(in connection with a course of lectures by J. F. Hopkins,
Instructor of Drawing to the teachers in the Boston public
schools); Egypt; Greek art; Rome; Portraits of Queen
There have been exhibitions of pictures at the branch
libraries and stations. These exhibitions are changed every
The following enumeration of visits made to the Special
Libraries by schools and clubs in classes will show the extent
of the use of this department.
Schools 22 visits 413 members
Clubs 60 visits 961 members
Private classes .... 69 visits 1,027 members
Total 151 2,401
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To the schools and clubs 201 portfolios of pictures have
been sent. Four lectures, illustrated by the stereopticon,
have been given under the auspices of the Unity Art Club.
The collection of photographs consists of the following :
Sculpture . . 2,114
Miscellaneous .... 300
Total . 13,287
Process pictures :
Unclassified ... . 175
The additions during the year have been: 1,335 photo-
graphs and 752 process pictures.
The use of the Special Libraries is increasing ; the special
catalogues are being constantly improved and additional cat-
alogue cases have been provided.
THE ALLEN A. BROWN LIBRARY OF Music.
More than five hundred volumes have been added to the
Library of Music. This collection contains nearly all the
new and uniform editions of the great masters, those of
Chopin and/ Schumann having been recently acquired.
Much attention has been paid to the purchase of the full
orchestral scores of operas, oratorios and large choral works,
and the number of these in the Library, now exceeding six
hundred and fifty, will compare favorably with all but a few
of the great European collections. The same can be said of
chamber music in ail its branches, to which large additions
are being constantly made.
Miss Margaret D. Whitney, in charge of the Music Li-
brary, having resigned from the service, Miss Marguerite
Barton has been appointed to fill this position.
Two bronze tablets and an oak table with drawers for
holding photographs have been placed in the Military Alcove
by the Twentieth Regiment Memorial Association.
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 25
DOCUMENTS AND STATISTICS.
The report of the Chief of the Department of Documents
and Statistics shows that considerable progress has been
made in the arrangement and development of this important
collection of material. Two points may be emphasized,
namely, the need of more shelf room, and of greater accessi-
bility to readers through a more convenient location.
The report by Mr. 'Ford, which follows, on the first full
year's work of the Department of Manuscripts is of interest.
A separate room has been provided for this department.
The manuscript collections of the Library have been
increased during the year by important gifts to the " Aboli-
tion," or Garrison collection, by the daughters of the Rev.
Samuel May, and by the niece of Mrs. Henry G. Chapman
(Maria Weston Chapman). The Phelps collection is ready
for binding, but will not be completed until the Garrison
collection is in the same condition. The Garrison collection
is in process of mounting, preparatory to binding, and dur-
ing the last year 3,192 separate pieces have been thus
treated. It is expected that the work will be completed in
two more years. The collection has been indexed, so far as
the writers of the letters are concerned, as rapidly as the
papers have been given out to be mounted. From time to
time, additional letters and papers are received from Mr.
Wendell P. Garrison and Mr. Francis J. Garrison, who have
shown a generous interest in the measures taken for giving
the collection its final form, when it shall be accessible to the
Late in the last year the Chamberlain collection of manu-
scripts came into the full possession of the Library under the
provisions of the will of the late Judge Mellen Chamberlain.
The general nature of this collection has been described in
the hand book issued by the Trustees in 1897, and any
account of special features will be deferred until the con-
tents are better known. The catalogue, already begun, will
contain entries by writer and principal mention of public and
other characters, and will include the portraits, engravings,
and printed broadsides and advertisements, of which there
are some very fine and rare examples. The card catalogue
already numbers 3,246 separate entries, and covers about one-
tenth of the collection.
The album of John Brown material, presented to the
Library by Col. Thomas Wentworth Higginson, has also
26 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
been mounted, and the more important letters inlaid. It
will be bound at a fitting opportunity. Numerous manu-
scripts have been repaired, and, when needed, mounted on
silk, or with silk coverings, coated with paraffine, thus making
them less exposed to damage. About one-third of the Gris-
wold collection has been mounted and repaired, and will be
ready for binding during the current year.
Col. Thomas Wentworth Higginson supplemented his
volume of letters relating to the John Brown attempt at
Harper's Ferry with an equally interesting collection on the
Anthony Burns riot. These two volumes, describing the
events from the inside, and by one of the active participants,
are of very great historical value, and complete the records
already in the Library in the Garrison manuscripts and the
Theodore Parker newspaper scrap-books.
A gift, of some size and of true historical and genealogical
value, is that given by the late Mr. Thomas S my the. He
had spent many years of his life in copying town records
and collecting memoranda on family history. The results
were filed on loose sheets, sometimes entered in note-books,
more often accumulated in the order of copying. To his own
work was added some transcripts from Virginia records made
by his brother. Mr. S my the intended to prepare a descrip-
tion of the material, but death intervened before he could ac-
complish his purpose, or even outline its leading points.
Through the liberality of Mrs, Julia M. Norris, widow of
the Rev. Thomas Starr King, and Mrs. Horace Davis, her
daughter, now of San Francisco, the Public Library has come
into possession of more than four hundred of the manuscript
sermons of Mr. King. This long series covers a. ministerial
activity of nearly twenty years, for the last manuscript was
composed less than two weeks before his death. Included
in the number are many of the best known of Mr. King's
utterances. The range of subjects treated is wide, compris-
ing his political and war sermons, as well as those on nature,
on religious belief, and on literature. A list giving the title
of the sermon, and the earliest date it bears, has been printed
in the Bulletin. Most of these manuscripts were for a time
in the keeping of Edwin P. Whipple, under whose direction
many were published, and they bear his comments and anno-
A number of very choice manuscripts have been purchased
as opportunity offered. The largest single acquisition was a
collection of nearly six hundred bills and accounts of an old
mercantile house in Boston, extending from 1762 to 1839.
Not only are they interesting in the names they bear, but
LIBRAE Y DEPARTMENT. 27
they give prices and descriptions of articles of ordinary use,
presenting the material for a study of the social and economic
condition of town and city. The Library already contained
the bill-book of John Rowe (1759-1762), so that the records
are thus complementary.
In making purchases, some caution has been exercised lest
unnecessary duplication occur. A A; '. -jpg'raph is avoided
on general principle, unle ^. ,. . .- ''tsonable certainty
that no better example b tvriting is obtainable. The docu-
ment should have an ( histoiical as well as an autographic
value, and it is all the more desirable if it has a connection
with the history of Boston or of Massachusetts. So long as
the Chamberlain collection is not fully catalogued, it will be
necessary to exercise this caution, but many very interesting
manuscripts were obtained during the year, and at reasonable
Believing that the manuscripts of the Library should be
used for public benefit, and realizing the impossibility of
giving free access to them, it is proposed to publish in the
Bulletin such of the more interesting material as we possess.
The Editor of the Bulletin has cooperated, and there has been
issued the first number of what is intended to embody the
records, letters and documents of permanent historical value.
The rules laid down for obtaining access to the manuscripts
are needed for their preservation ; but no reasonable request
has been denied, and wherever possible the inquirer has been
met to the full. With every step towards a full arrangement
and catalogue, the collections will become more available to
THE CHILDREN'S ROOMS.
The Children's Room at the Central Library was opened
in May, 1895, and the Children's Reference Room May 1,
1899. Since May, 1898, three children's reading rooms
have been established at the branches and stations, and in
three others separate space has been set apart for the children.
In the report of Mrs. Gertrude P. Sheffield, in charge of
this department at the Central Library, it is stated that the
work progresses, if slowly, yet apparently surely in its most
important features, such as teaching children how best to use
the Library, and making them acquainted with a better class
of books than those which have hitherto interested them.
That the privileges granted are appreciated may be seen by a
visit to the Children's Room, especially on any Saturday
afternoon or Sunday.
28 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
Acknowledgment is made to the Fiction Committee for
suggestions as to the selection of books. Their criticisms
are valuable, and, issuing from many different sources, the
possibility of pleasing various tastes is greater than when
the judgment of one person is depended on.
From this room many books are sent to the branch libra-
ries, and to the vsuring- playgrounds.
Considerable adlrofoKPjrtjbu c r ^n made to the Reference
Library, especially through the gii , from the publishers of
specimen copies of the books usea in the public schools of the
City. These number 599 volumes, and they have already done
good servipe to both teachers and pupils. Boys studying in
the night schools depend upon these books, and come to the
Library daily for their use.
There have been numerous exhibitions during the year. In
February a series of exhibits of pictures of birds was begun
(the exhibit showing the birds which might be expected at
that time on their way north), and was accompanied by notes
calling attention to a few facts of special interest. These
exhibits were continued during the months of migration
In May the first of a number of exhibits of pictures of
flowers and fruit was given. This series was made possible
by the kindness of Miss Helen Sharp, who lent her collection
of exquisite original botanical sketches in color. These were
so arranged as either to show the relationship between
different flowers, or to show the flower with its fruit. Other
exhibitions have been given of pictures of subjects given to
classes in the public schools for study, and books have been
given to the children, with especial attention to assisting
them in writing the compositions required.
The following table gives a classified statement of the issue
of children's books for the year.
Children's Room :
Bates Hall books 6,991
Children's books issued from Stack 4 (mostly fiction), 7,417
Children's books issued from the Children's Room and
Stack 4 to the Branch Department :
Total issue of children's books . . . . 105,901
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The work in the Patent Room increases from year to year ;
progress is being made in the different lists which are pre-
Number of visitors . . . . 3,336 3,568
Number of volumes consulted . . 47,460 71,021
Number of volumes in the Patent Room . 8,479
The Newspaper Reading Room was enlarged two years
ago. It is still too small for the needs of the Library. A
count was made of readers on November 24 and December
4 ; on the first day 1,178 persons were present, and on the
second day, 1,363.
New shelving has been placed in the rooms where' the files
of bound newspapers are kept, and grilled doors protect the
more valuable papers. Many volumes have been rebound,
and numerous packages of papers have been collated and
made ready for the shelves. The number of volumes con-
sulted by readers in the past year was 8,026, as against 4,977
the previous year.-
Under the auspices of the Trustees a course of free lec-
tures was given in March and April, 1900, in the new Lec-
ture Room of the Library. The speakers and subjects were
as follows : Col. T. W. Higginson, Education and the Public
Library; James L. Whitney, Incidents in the early history
of the Boston Public Library, and other libraries ; Otto
Fleischner, The Public Library and art education ; Rev.
Jesse H. Jones, Wendell Phillips, an address in connection
with the presentation to the Library of a bronze bust of
Wendell Phillips ; Lindsay Swift, The Public Library in its
relations to literature ; Worthington C. Ford, The Public
Library in its relations to the state ; Dr. William Everett,
Reminiscences of Hon. Edward Everett; C. W. Ernst, World
literature and the postal service ; Rev. Dr. Edward Everett
Hale, Benjamin Franklin.
A second course of lectures on Methods of municipal ad-
ministration, illustrated as far as possible by the history of
some of the principal cities of the world, will begin March
30 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
Under the auspices of the Unity Art Club the following
lectures have been given : The social life of the Babylonians
in the sixth century, B. C., by Professor D. G. Lyon of
Harvard College ; The life of the Virgin, and Rome and the
Marble Faun, by the Rev. Henry G. Spaulding ; Renaissance
architecture, by Professor E. B. Homer of the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology. The last three lectures were illus-
trated by the stereopticon.
THE BRANCH LIBRARIES AND STATIONS.
The development of the branches, reading rooms and
delivery stations during the year has been quite marked.
At Roslindale a new reading room, attractive and con-
venient, has been established in an independent building. A
considerable supply of books has been furnished, and the
interest awakened has been gratifying. This section of the
City is populous and rapidly growing, and the new reading
room in its central position will rank among the most im-
portant of the Library's agencies.
A new reading room has been established at Andrew
square, South Boston, in a room of the John A. Andrew
school-house, which was offered to the Library by the School
For this very desirable addition to the Library system, as
well as for the reading room at Roslindale, thanks are due
to the City Government, which generously made appropria-
tions for this purpose.
The establishment of a children's room at the West End
Branch, the 'enlargement of the West Roxbury Branch, and
other additions and changes are described in the report of
Mr. Ward, the Supervisor of Branches and Stations. Espe-
cially worthy of mention are the re-establishment of Station
N, at Roxbury, through the kindness of the Catholic Young
Men's Association of St. Patrick's Church, and the new
home found for Station S, on Tremont street, where, accom-
panying the Boys' Institute of Industry in its transfer, it is
still under the protecting wing of that institution.
The branch system comprises eighty-six outlying agencies,
as against seventy-one in the previous year. Their output
of books for home use was 1,006,214 volumes, as against
922,624 in 1899-1900.
The sum of $30,000 has been provided by the City for a
new building for the Charlestown Branch Library.
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 31
COOPERATION WITH THE SCHOOLS.
Especial attention is asked to that part of the report of
the Supervior of Branches and Stations which outlines the
relationship existing between the Library and the schools of
the City. The movement towards affiliation has received a
decided impulse of late, and the action of the Library which
was at first tentative and hesitating, is now more sure and
confident. Nearly one-third of the high and grammar
schools receive books frqm the Library, double the number
of a year ago. The interest shown in this new movement by
the school authorities promises the best results, which may
only be limited by the supply of books at the disposal of the
The following extract from a letter addressed to the
Library by a Master of one of the public schools expresses,
it is thought, a growing sentiment : " The high degree of
efficiency and the spirit of accommodation manifested in
your department have added greatly to the working power
of our school."
THE TEACHERS' GEOGRAPHY CLUB.
Help has been given to the Library by the Teachers'
Geography Club. Professor William M. Davis, of Harvard
College, has sent many notes in regard to newly issued Topo-
graphic sheets of the United States Geological Survey, and
teachers have read some of the new geographical books and
made summaries of their scope and contents.
JAMES L. WHITNEY,
APRIL 12, 1901.
32 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
SUPPLEMENTS TO THE REPORT OF THE
EXTRACT FROM THE REPORT OF THE CHIEF
OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DOCUMENTS AND
To the Librarian :
In presenting this, my third annual report, it is with
sincere pleasure that I am able to note the growing apprecia-
tion of the public utility of this Department of Statistics and
Public Documents. Beginning as it did, with not a single
volume or pamphlet ^(outside of the two great series of the
Congressional Documents and Parliamentary Papers), and
so isolated as to be inaccessible to the general public, the
department has now under its immediate charge a collection
of 6,049 volumes. In this number are not included the
Congressional and Parliamentary series, the reports of State
Legislatures and Executive Departments, and such foreign
reports and proceedings as have not yet been transferred
from the stacks. The growth of the collection may be
shown by the following figures :
That the increase in the collection in the near future must
be even more rapid is evident. During the month of March,
1901, a month not included in the period covered by this
report, but used as an example of the active work of the
department, 731 books and pamphlets were received and
prepared for location on the shelves, and even this number
did not include the many weekly sheets and papers, the daily
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 33
reports on finance and commerce, or the current periodicals
charged to this department. Of this number (731) about
500 will remain permanently in the department, and the
balance goes to complete series or files now in the stacks,
awaiting a convenient time and opportunity for their
transfer and new location in this special branch of the
Library. Even with an increase of 500 pieces a month,
and that is well within the actual figures, it may easily
be seen that the collections must soon form an important
part of the general Library, and the growth involves
serious questions on the best disposition to be made of them
for the benefit of the public. Some of these questions I shall
raise in this report.
About one-fifteenth of the volumes added to the collection
during the past year was by purchase, and the matter thus
obtained was of current publication, chiefly bearing upon
sociological and administrative questions of the day. The
most important single accession was a set of the Statistik
des Deutschen Reichs, in 178 volumes the very corner-
stone of German statistics, and comprising the best results
of statistical studies in problems of government applied to
that empire. Another valuable acquisition was a file of the
Annales du Commerce, issued by the French government,'
and containing an almost complete record of commercial
legislation and commercial, statistics from the year 1843 to
1900. While it is only natural that this series has been con-
structed on lines of special interest to French trade and
industry, it is of permanent value in all investigations into
the course of international trade since the repeal of the
British corn laws and the entrance of Great Britain into the
experiment of free-trade with the world. Important as were
these purchases, and necessary as they were to fill a blank
in our series of statistical issues, they are only examples of
many similar purchases that must be made before even an
approximate completeness can be found in this special
Early in the summer a number of works on international
law, no'tably those bearing upon the questions of protec-
torates, the acquisition and settlement of new territories and
disputed rights in colonizing movements, were purchased,
and proved useful. But I found that the Boston Athenseum
possessed a special fund for purchasing such works, and
recognized the inutility of duplicating save in such cases as
the high permanent value of the work made its possession
advisable. Through the courtesy of Mr. Bolton of the
Athenaeum I have a complete list of the works on interna-
34 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
tional law in that institution, and so far as is consistent with
the aims and policy of this department duplication will be
avoided. The purchase of state laws and proceedings of
legislatures is also deferred for the present, because the State
Library, under Mr. Tillinghast's able management, makes it
a point to obtain full series, and through his courtesy the
inquirer at the Public Library may be sent to the State
House collections. So long as the questions of expense and
the difficulty of housing such extensive series press upon this
Library there is no reason for duplicating these state publica-
tions. At the same time I do not hesitate to ask for the
reports of the State Executive departments, inasmuch as they
embody the latest results of the administration of govern-
ment in the different states of the Union, and are thus essen-
tial to the study of comparative conditions, through which
alone the best and most intelligent conclusions are reached.
In this connection I would mention the series of inaugural
and annual messages of the governors of the different states,
which are obtained each year, as they indicate the problems
of legislation and administration present in each state, and
thus supply an annual index, as it were, of the present
questions of policy.
As to the gifts made to this department, it would be
impossible to name even the more important. The United
States government has been liberal in meeting my requests,
and with hardly an exception, the document wanted has
been sent willingly and promptly. I would especially note
the courtesy of the War Department in its issues on
" Insular Affairs," and the Treasury Department in its
daily, weekly and monthly publications on finance and
commerce. Promptness and certainty of receipt have been of
great assistance to the department in maintaining its ability
to meet current questions on those subjects.
The same remarks will a'pply to the many State depart-
ments which have sent their regular or occasional publica-
tions. The four great divisions of labor, railroads, insurance,
and charities and corrections have by these means been
maintained at a point of high efficiency, and those of finance
(reports on assessment, taxation and expenditures) are being
rapidly expanded and completed. Peculiar difficulties are
encountered in this matter, through the absence of any
" clearing house " of information. Few lists of state reports
are available, and the documents issued by a legislative body
are difficult to follow. The appointment of a committee or
special commission to report upon a subject of general inter-
est may be noted, but years may elapse before the report is
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 35
made ; the committee may never make a report, or may
prepare one of little value. An occasional mention in a
newspaper may enable its proceedings to be followed, but it
is almost impossible to devote such minute attention as to be
able to apply for a copy of the report at the proper time.
Discovery comes too late, when a full distribution has been
made, and the opportunity to secure a copy has passed.
While this difficulty is in part made good by the certainty
that at some time the State Library will receive a copy, there
is an awkward interval of 'time during which inquiries at the
Public Library may be frequent and urgent. It is a pity
that in each state a certain number of copies of documents
should not be set aside for the great public libraries, or that
a number should not be given to the State Library for similar
distribution. In default of such an arrangement a monthly
list of issues by the Legislature and departments might be
sent to libraries, similar to the lists issued by the United
States Superintendent of Documents, or the monthly and
quarterly lists of British Parliament Papers. Until some
system of disseminating a knowledge of the printing of
public documents, or some method of organizing and central-
izing their distribution is adopted, this difficulty must
remain. It is at times difficult to explain this matter to one
who is pressingly anxious for a particular report or paper.
The immediate want blinds the inquirer to the obstacles in
the way of satisfaction.
In turning to the more important accessions of foreign
documents and reports, it is with keen pleasure that I
acknowledge the general courtesy and extensive generosity
of the various governments and departments. A glance at
the list of donors printed as an appendix to the annual
report of the Library will show the extent of the gifts, and
the many sources from which they were received. Not in-
frequently a request has been made which could not be
granted because of the rules governing the distribution of
public documents ; but such occurrences have been infre-
quent, and in few instances have applied to important
It may not be out of .place to note an advantage enjoyed
by these foreign bureaus. As a rule they are presided over
by men who have held office for many years, and have thus
become not only familiar with the duties of their particular
bureau or department, but have studied the methods and,
results of similar bureaus in foreign governments. They
belong to the permanent force of the administration, and thus
embody the machinery, the knowledge, and perhaps the preju-
36 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
dices of long service. I need not give a list by name of
those actually in service for examples ; but the few changes
that have come under my notice in the last few years are in
point. In England, Mr. Robert Giffen was at the head of the
Board of Trade for many years. The late Dr. Janssens,
whose death removes one of the most faithful of statisticians,
could show a long and specialized term of official activity.
Notice has just been received of the retirement of Elis Siden-
bladh from the head of the Swedish Statistical Department,
after a term of office of 21 years, while in the neighboring
state of Norway, Anders Riser can show as long a service,
and there is no indication of any decay of power or willing-
ness to receive suggestion. The truly magnificent series of
Swedish and Norwegian statistical publications alone justify
this policy of retaining ability in office, for they bftve given
their creators a standing abroad which redounds greatly to
the credit of the two countries.
A further advantage of such service lies in the knowledge
it gives of what is being done elsewhere for statistical sci-
ence, the ability to know those who are pursuing the same
lines of investigation in other countries. I may take some
credit to the position held by the American Statistical Associ-
ation, for it has been through its agency that many of the
most important accessions have been made. Similar socie-
ties abroad have readily responded to its calls, and the heads
of the different foreign statistical departments, knowing of
its existence and labor through long years, have generously
aided in completing its series and in freely giving the best
of their publications. In Russia and its cities, and in Aus-
tria-Hungary, as readily as in France, Germany or Great
Britain, the Association has become known as worthy of
recognition, and exchanges of publications are readily made.
I would especially mention the receipt from Baron Nolde, of
the Department of Finance, St. Petersburg, of more than
ninety volumes of the issues on the finances and commerce of
the Empire. It only remains to add that unless these offi-
cial statisticians of Europe had enjoyed their long service,
they would neither know of the American Association nor
place so high an estimate upon its labors and the field which
it occupies in the United States.
The practice of obtaining certain official reports of Euro-
pean governments as soon as published has been continued
and extended with regard to English and French documents.
As the question of colonial administration has assumed such
importance, th^ current reports of the British colonies are
received under this system, making them available for use
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 37
months before their receipt under the old plan. In like man-
ner the department has devoted especial attention to com-
mercial statistics, as there is an ever increasing demand for
information on that subject. The Statistik des Deutschen
Reichs gives the returns for the German Empire, and the
British Trade returns are received promptly on issue. I
have added through gift and purchase a full set of the Chi-
nese, Indian and Japanese returns, and the French Ministry
of Commerce enables us to receive the important Moniteur
Officiel du Commerce and 'the accompanying consular reports
each week. The series of Austrian and British Indian issues,
noted in my last report, are continued. The annual reports
now received from the foreign chambers of commerce make
a notable addition to our collections, and will be continued.
The Chamber of Commerce of Hamburg enabled me to com-
plete a series of its reports extending from 1867 to 1900, and
other bodies have been generous in gifts to be noted in my
report of the current year.
The statistical works received from the American Statisti-
cal Association by the transfer of its collections in June,
1898, have now been arranged, catalogued and placed upon
the shelves of this department. The completion of this
task enables me to take a general survey of the accessions
through this transfer, and it is very gratifying to find that
the results are fully equal to the expectations. General
works on statistical methods the Association had not col-
lected, but had confined itself almost entirely to obtaining
the current issues of official statistical bureaus in the United
States and European countries. It was thus a library of
applied statistics which came to us, and a long list of series
could be given to indicate the particular nature of the
works. The larger part of these series the Public Library
did not possess, or held in such broken files as to be prac-
tically useless. Yet the Library in many cases possessed
the very numbers or parts needed to complete the files of the
Statistical Association. As nearly all of these fragments
bore the signature of General Francis A. Walker, long the
President of the American Statistical Association, they were
deposited by him in the Public Library from time to time,
while other issues of the same series were turned into the
Statistical Association. The two collections were thus in a
measure complementary, and the policy of accepting the
transfer has been justified on this ground alone, apart from
the value of the matter thus secured. The series older in
date rarely occur in any auction or private offerings, and it
was the earlier series which were the more complete. It
38 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
has also been very gratifying to notice how well the general
collections of the Public Library on political economy,
sociology and the theory of statistics supplement this col-
lection of practical and applied economics of the various
statistical bureaus. The actual possession of the "raw
material " and the " finished interpretation " of statistics in
one department is a great step towards fulfilling my wish to
have at hand the outfit of a " statistical laboratory."
A very serious obstacle stands in the way of a realization
of this plan. The department is too remote and difficult to
reach to be readily accessible, and its present quarters are so
small and cramped as to make a fair display of its leading
features out of the question. The available shelf room will
not hold one-half of its collection, and at present the books
numbered and located are in no less than six different places,
a source of annoyance and waste of time both to those who
have them in charge and those who wish to consult them.
The recent clearing of a certain space in Stack Six for a part
of the accumulation does not satisfy the needs of the depart-
ment, while it makes necessary a breach in what must be
regarded as an essential feature of the collections the open
shelves or ready accessibility. I consider that the true
function of the department is to supply the material for
investigation and make it open to the student. It is out of
the question to be in such a position as to be able to answer
every inquiry at once, a faculty that seems to be expected by
many. To encourage and cultivate intelligent use of the
material in the department should be the limit of our
One step towards a realization of this is the indexing of
the statistical series and periodicals now in process. A book
or pamphlet speaks for itself, and is fully treated in a biblio-
graphical sense in the general catalogue. But a serial issue
(and the larger portion of statistical investigations appears
in periodical form) by name conveys no idea of its contents,
and only by indexing and analyzing the individual essays can
they be made of service to the public. The labor thus
undertaken will be continued, and in due time I hope to
have a complete index of past as well as current issues, and
in such a form as to be of public use. I am extending it so
as to include the title and description of any important arti-
cles on finance, commerce or sociological investigation
appearing in recognized weekly journals devoted to these
subjects. The index will thus be a record of the notable
events in the economic world as well as a reference to the
leading sources of information. It will not be either practi-
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 39
cable or desirable to incorporate this index into the general
catalogue of the Public Library, as it would unduly swell
the size of what is already a large catalogue, and increase it
with titles or entries of little use to those not engaged in
With the collections now in my charge a liberal policy has
been pursued, and this has been found to meet with favor as
well as to encourage application to this department. Vol-
umes have been loaned to the leading educational institutions
of this neighborhood, either at the request of some professor
whose requirements were urgent, or to aid in university
debates on current questions. The knowledge that public
documents of importance are almost certain to be found here
soon after issue, has led to these applications, and I am
firmly convinced of the good policy of meeting them freely
and in due discretion. It is with pleasure that I am able to
record that in no case has the confidence thus shown been
abused, and no losses have occurred.
I have thus outlined the relations of this department to
the general public ; it remains to speak of its internal organ-
ization and functions. That the institution was an experi-
ment was recognized at the outset, and has ever been present
to mind. Yet I cannot but believe that the department has
justified its existence, and will grow in usefulness as its col-
lections and aims become better known, and as its surround-
ings are made better suited to its ends. That it possesses
characteristics which differentiate it from the general Library
is true, and the existence of these differences has led to
criticism and at times to friction. A long-established sys-
tem, of slow growth and still slower change, finds a diffi-
culty in meeting new conditions. The organization of this
department imposed upon it certain elements of isolation
and separate activity. It not only recommends books for
purchase, but it locates them when received. It makes appli-
cation for documents, receives them and acknowledges the
receipt, prepares the card of accession, numbers the vol-
umes according to the shelf scheme of the department,
makes the entry on the shelf list, and on final return from
the Bindery or Shelf Department, after the addition of the
number labels and book-plates, takes charge of the circula-
tion and use. The department is thus to a degree an inde-
pendent branch, in that it performs all the steps involved in
obtaining, shelving and circulating a book, except the purely
mechanical functions of binding, of attaching numbering
labels and book-plates, and keeping the indicator record of
40 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
Even this does not include all the duties falling to the
department, as the most difficult matter is the selection of
books for purchase or for obtaining through gift. A general
treatise on a sociological subject is advertised, for there is a
market for it. But official publications are rarely advertised
or announced, and attract attention only when relating to a
question of state policy immediately before the public, or
when noticed by some investigator to whom its usefulness
appeals. These items are never in any publishing lists,
occur rarely in the sales catalogues, and must be sought in
occasional bibliographies or in the columns of statistical
journals. Nor is the mere finding of a title sufficient ; there
must be some knowledge of the contents of the work to
attain to a proper estimate of its worth. It is thus not
assuming too much to state that half of the time of this
department should be expended in becoming familiar with
what is being or has been written on a current topic, and
securing a knowledge of these more obscure but highly valu-
able sources of information in official publications.
The practice of making exchanges of duplicate material
with other libraries has been continued, and offers a ready
means of disposing of this embarrassing increase of dead
material. It is not feasible at all times to obtain what might
be considered a full equivalent. A smaller library finds a
difficulty in meeting the needs of a very much larger and
older institution. Its own wants are many while those of
the older body are few and usually to be classed among the
unusual and difficult to fill. A certain discretion has thus
been necessary, and I have sought to temper it with liberality,
as the space now occupied by duplicates in this Library is
too valuable for other purposes to be needlessly expanded.
WOKTHINGTON C. FORD.
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 41
EXTRACT FROM THE REPORT OF THE SUPER-
VISOR OF BRANCHES AND STATIONS.
To the Librarian:
SERVICE OF THE BRANCHES AND STATIONS FROM THE
The Daily Issue. The issue of books from the Central
Library on cards and slips to the branches and stations
amounts for the year to 104,988 volumes, as against 94,808
volumes in 1899. The percentage of unsuccessful cards is
46 per cent, as against 44 per cent, in 1899. The percentage
of fiction in the books issued is 81 per cent. The demand
for fiction from the Central Library continues to grow and
cannot be supplied. It is a matter of surprise that the dis-
appointments are not greater in number, as much of the
demand is for current fiction, and of this the supply of
copies at the Central Library is very limited. With the
growth of the stations the calls for books from the Central
Library increase. In 1897 the applications (cards) were
98,601, in the year past 174,587.
Deposit Work. From the Central Library, deposits are
sent to sixty-four places, as against fifty- three last year, and
the number of volumes now out on deposit is 9,354 as against
7,817 a year ago. The total number of volumes sent out
during the year was 25,500 as against 22,502 in 1899. Forty-
five per cent, of these books were fiction. The special de-
posits sent to the branches and stations for the use of schools
have nearly doubled this year. They number 1,754 volumes,
as against 883 volumes in 1899. In order to meet new
demands the deposits sent from the Central Library to
stations and schools have been supplemented more largely
than before by deposits from the branches. The number of
volumes sent from this source was 3,849.
The net gain in the deposit collection is 3,134 volumes.
It now numbers 13,667 volumes, of which 60 per cent, are
fiction and juveniles.
Notwithstanding the large additions of the year the deposit
collection must continue to grow with the growth of the
work. It is the reservoir of supply for all the outlying
agencies of the Library, except the branches. In its use it
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is the most popular sort of a collection, for its books circu-
late to the extent of perhaps 200,000 volumes, and are all
on open shelves.
Work with Schools Including Work through the Branches.
There are now 21 schools supplied by the Library, as against
11 in 1899. This is nearly one-third of the public schools of
the city, leaving out the primary and kindergarten schools ;
for the Library cannot as a rule attempt to deal with any
grades below the seventh in the grammar schools.
Books for topical reference have been reserved for schools
at the branches and stations, upon formal application from
the teachers, to the number of 2,871 volume'
The two city vacation schools and the playgrounds in the
school yards were all supplied with deposits of books in the
Cooperation. A general scheme of cooperation between
the Library and the School Department was outlined in 1895,
but could not then be carried into effect for lack of funds.
Therefore, when books were first sent directly to schools, in
1898, it was necessary to proceed experimentally, opening
relations with individual schools one after another.
Having pursued this course for more than two years, it
seemed proper to call the special attention of the School De-
partment to what had been accomplished, as had been the
intention of the Library from the beginning. The Superin-
tendent responded heartily by appointing a committee on
cooperation, which has already had several meetings, and a
conference with the Library authorities. In accordance with
the recommendation of the committee and the Superintendent,
the School Committee has voted to guarantee once for all the
safety of books sent by the Library to the schools. Another
matter which has been agreed upon is the issue of a circular
letter by the Superintendent to the teachers, calling attention
to the various features of the work of the Library. Among
these is a plan to take registrations for Library cards in every
grammar and high school once a year. These have already
been taken in several schools, but by doing so everywhere, it
will be certain that all pupils in the City have had cards
Character of the Books. The books which have been sent
to the schools are not only those for topical reference, but
miscellaneous reading, well selected and limited in kind.
For it is quite as important to cultivate in pupils a taste for
the best books, and to encourage an intelligent use of the
Library, as to assist them directly in their studies. The
80,000 pupils in the Boston schools are the future adult con-
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 48
stituency of the Library, and they ought all to graduate from
school into the position of card-holders and card-users for life.
As to a division of the reading furnished by the Library and
the supplementary reading supplied by the School Board, ex-
perience will doubtless lead to a decision. A distinction
based not so much on the character of the books as the
nature of their use, is a reasonable one books used like
text-books being furnished by the School Board in sets, as is
done, now, whatever their character.
This has been a year of some enlargement at the branches.
More schools and other agencies have been supplied, more
readers accommodated, and more books and cards issued than
Reclassification. Nine of the ten branches are now re-
classified on a common system, and eight branches have com-
plete card catalogues. The central union catalogue and
shelf-list are approaching completion.
Consolidated Branch Finding List. The public are
learning slowly to use ' the card catalogues at the branches,
but these can never take the place of printed lists. In 1898
and in 1899 there was published a union finding list of the
books added to the branches during the year previous. In-
stead of a third annual list, a consolidated list, covering the
three years from June 1, 1897, to August 1, 1900, was issued
last September. It represents about 1,700 titles, and to-
gether with the selected list of books for younger readers,
furnishes in printed form a considerable proportion of the
titles which are most asked for.
Free Access to Books. For structural reasons 110 large
extension of open shelves has been possible this year, but in
several branches bookcases have been built outside the en-
closures, so that more books might be accessible to the
public. In six of the ten branches all, or nearly all, of the
shelves are open. There can be no doubt that the public is
benefited by handling the books, and it appears that the
Library administration has gone on at least as smoothly as be-
fore. The wear of the books is greater, but the loss is not
alarming; for the total number of volumes missing is only
eight more than last year in these six branches. The chief
loss has been, as usual, from the juvenile collections, and not
from the main body of shelves recently thrown open.
Circulation. The total circulation of the branches is
673,053 volumes as against 638,804 volumes in 1899, a gain
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of 34,249 volumes, or 5-^ per cent. The total circulation
of the branch system is 1,006,214 volumes, as against
922,624 in 1899. This constitutes three-quarters of the
circulation of the Library. There has been a general in-
crease in registrations for cards, and an increase in the use
of reference books is reported from most branches. With so
many open shelves -the unrecorded use is large. From
systematic observations made again this year it is probable
that this use is nearly, if not quite, equal in amount tp the
In the month of November the custodians - ore asked to
keep a classified record of the issue of non-fiction in order
that it might be seen what reading was most in demand.
From the reports it appeared that history led at six branches,
and literature, including language, at four. Where literature
led, history usually came second, and vice versd. Geogra-
phy and travel, and biography came third and fourth, but
with the order reversed at some branches, science was usually
fifth, and then came fine arts, useful arts, etc. At one
branch fine arts was second.
Books. The number of new books bought for the branches
during the year is 7,259; last year, 4,447. There was an
unusual supply for Charlestown. Replacements numbered
1,779 volumes ; in 1899, 1,672 volumes. Current fiction
was bought to the extent of 1,940 volumes ; in 1899,
1,394 volumes. The books bought for the branches include
many simple books for topical reference, which are useful to
pupils of the public schools, and some books of a more
youthful character than were formerly supplied, which the
practical reduction of the age-limit for cards has made neces-
sary. Of reference books proper a large number were
bought after a careful consideration of the needs of the
branches. The reference collections are therefore in excel-
lent condition. Children's reference libraries exist at some
branches and should be at all.
Repairs and Improvements. At the West End Branch a
large children's room has been fitted up in the left gallery.
The room is generally crowded with children, and the hall
use of books has much increased. About 1,900 volumes
have been placed here on open shelves, including the begin-
nings of a children's reference library. The main floor is
thus relieved of the presence of children, and the capacity
of the branch increased.
The building which the West Roxbury Branch occupies
was thoroughly repaired last summer by the Department of
Public Buildings. In cooperation with that department
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 45
the partition was removed between the branch quarters and
a large room adjoining, and the whole second floor of the-
building remodelled and refurnished. Gas and steam heat
were introduced. The quarters of the branch are now
spacious, well lighted and heated, and really attractive.
The extension made it possible to set apart a children's
room. Four branches now have children's rooms, and three
have a separate enclosure for children. In the Children's
Room of the Brighton Branch there have been meetings of a
Readers' Club, for those under sixteen years of age, formed
by the Custodian with the object of encouraging the proper
use of the Library. At Charlestown, Dorchester, Roxbury
and South Boston considerable repairs have been made. At
Brighton a granolithic drive and walk was laid at an expense
of $800, and the retaining wall of the lawn was rebuilt.
Advertising. The branches and stations are advertised
from time to time in various ways by placards and circu-
lars, by articles in the newspapers, metropolitan and subur-
ban, and by personal effort, especially at the schools. This
year, in addition to the usual means, a general card, sug-
gested by the Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Branches
of the Examining Committee, was prepared, and with his co-
operation placed in the waiting rooms arid car-houses of the
Elevated Railway, the Western Union Telegraph offices, the
engine-houses, the police stations, the public schools, and
many other places. This card shows the location of all the
branches and stations of the Library, and by underlining the
name of a branch it becomes an advertisement of that one in
particular. In this connection, articles upon the extent of
the branch system were published in various newspapers.
DELIVERY STATIONS AND OTHER AGENCIES.
Stations, Enlargement and Improvement. During the
year one new station a reading room has been added,
and two service stations, one of them a reading room, have
taken the place of shop stations. There are now 20 stations,
of which seven are reading rooms, as against five at the
beginning of the year, and only nine shop stations, as against
eleven at the beginning of the year.
The new station is Station Y, the Andrew Square Read-
ing Room, the establishment of which was made possible by
a special appropriation by the City Government of two thou-
sand dollars. By permission of the School Committee, a
room was fitted up in the basement of the John A. Andrew
School-house, Dorchester street, South Boston, and the read-
46 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
ing room was opened on January 5. There are several
periodicals and a collection of reference books at the station,
in addition to deposits from the Central Library and the
South Boston Branch. The circulation from January 5 to
January 31 was 1,580 volumes, and the room was often
crowded wit K ~3aders. There is, therefore, no doubt that a
reading room was needed in this district. This is the only
station of the Library in a public school building, though two
branches are so situated. There is both advantage and dis-
advantage in such a location.
A special appropriation of five thousand dollars was made
by the City Government for the establishment of a reading
room in Roslindale, where only a shop station existed. The
new reading room was opened in roomy and attractive quar-
ters in the Wise Building, Washington street, on December
29. It has nearly 2,000 volumes on the shelves, including
deposits, and receives regularly twenty-eight periodicals.
Notwithstanding the size of the room, there has not always
been sufficient accommodation for readers, and the circulation
for the month of January was 4,585 volumes, which is
greater than that of some branches.
From considerations of location, Station N, 200 Blue Hill
avenue, was discontinued on June 1. It was opened again,
however, in August, at the corner of- Dudley and Magazine
streets, in consequence of an offer made by the Catholic
Young Men's Association of St. Patrick's Church, to provide
rooms, 'light, heat, and janitor service. The Library fur-
nishes the custodian, the books and the transportation. The
location is of the best, at the junction of several important
thoroughfares, and within the limits of Ward 17, which
was destitute of Library agencies. The use has been very
satisfactory, rising to more than 2,400 volumes for one
Owing to a change of quarters by the Boys' Institute of
Industry, Station S was removed to an adjacent building on
the corner of Tremont and Ruggles streets. Here it occupies
a store of large dimensions on the ground floor, leased by the
Library. Many more readers can be accommodated than in
the old quarters. The station is still in close touch with the
Boys' Institute, and that institution- provides for the janitor
work and the heating. The reading room is often more than
comfortably filled, and the circulation shows a substantial
increase. The station has now larger opportunities, but it
very much needs more books.
The use of Station W in the North End has increased, as
is partly shown by the increase of 5,293 volumes in the
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 47
number of books issued, and the work done in interesting
children has been remarkable.
The constituency of Station U, at Union Park street, is
growing, and the issue of books for home use shows an in-
crease of 5,000 volumes.
I called attention to the fact last year that Stations S, U,
and W were successful instances of cooperation between the
Library and other institutions, and Station N must now be
added to this list. Probably no one of these stations could
have been established had not the Trustees of the Library
received an offer to share, in the expense. The cooperation
which was promised has been accompanied in every case by
a continuous interest in the work, and it seems probable that
the arrangement has been satisfactory to the givers as well
as to the Library.
New or better provision for several parts of the City has
thus been made during the year, but in order that no consid-
erable district may be without a delivery station, if not a
reading room, much remains to be done; Wards 1 and 19
are not provided for, and although Station N has been moved
into Ward 17, there is a populous district lying between it
and Station U which ought to have a station. The claims of
Grove Hall are stronger since the removal of Station N.
Codman square, Dorchester, is a centre of importance, where
a reading room is very necessary. The locations of the
delivery stations in Dorchester were chosen with reference
to the steam railroads, and the changes produced by the elec-
tric railways make some readjustment desirable. Upham's
Corner needs a reading room in place of its shop station; and
there are other districts which have asked for consideration,
and not wholly without reason.
Stations P (Broadway Extension) and S (Tremont street)
have been open on Sunday as in past years, and have had an
increased attendance and circulation. Other service stations
might be opened on Sunday with advantage.
It has been arranged that the four shop stations G, M, R,
and T, which a're in drug stores, shall regularly issue books
The daily use of Station P, the Broadway Extension
Reading Room, has so increased this year, especially on the
part of men, that lack of space is a serious problem.
Larger quarters are needed where the school children who
come for reference work will not disturb the adult readers.
Deposits from the Central Library have been enlarged at
stations A, H, K, M, N, Q, R, T, and W, and deposits have
been sent for the first time from the Brighton Branch to
48 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
Station G, from Dorchester to Station A, and from the
South Boston Branch to Stations M and Y.
A few reference books have been placed at the stations, but
many more are needed. Every shop station should have at
least a dictionary, encyclopaedia, and atlas, while stations
like N, S, U, and W should be supplied with a collection of
50 or 100 volumes. At the reading rooms additions to the
existing sets of reference books are desirable.
Circulation. The total circulation of the stations,
schools, institutions and engine-houses is 338,246 volumes as
against 289,315 volumes in 1899, a gain of seventeen per
cent. Every station but one has increased in circulation.
Other Agencies. Six engine-houses and ten schools have
been added this year, and one institution, the Guild of St.
Elizabeth, has received a deposit of 200 volumes. Books
had previously been sent to the vacation school conducted by
this guild, but the present deposit is a continuing one, and is
kept at the guild house, 57 East Springfield street, where
various clubs and industrial classes are conducted. The
location is nearly midway between Station U and Station N,
remote from either, and the books are thoroughly used. To
the monthly delivery to the officers of the Long Island Alms-
house are added books in raised type, for the blind among
In the summer a special effort was made to give every va-
cation school of importance in the City an opportunity to
receive books, and deposits were sent to 27 schools or play-
grounds. It is believed that no important schools were over-
looked, though a few did not need books.
Distribution of Periodicals. The periodicals not needed
for binding which have been distributed to City institutions
LANGDON L. WARD.
DEATHS AND RESIGNATIONS, 1900-1901.
Edward F. Barry
Thomas H. Kenney...
Louise L. Desmond . . .
Robert E. St. Louis . . .
Margaret D. Whitney.
John L. McKiernan...
Otto E. Zaugg
March 28, 1890.
Nov. 5, 1897....
May 1, 1895....
Jan. 4, 1897...
Oct. 24, 1898....
Oct. 10, 1896....
April 22, 1895..
Oct. 28, 1899....
Jan. 27, 1899....
March 26, 1897.
Nov. 12, 1900. . .
Nov. 4, 1897....
Sept. 3, 1895....
Di ed May 4, 1900.
Resigned May 18, 1900.
Resigned July 5 , 1900
Died June 21, 1900.
Resigned June 22, 1900.
Resigned July 4, 1900.
Resigned Aug. 1, 1900.
Resigned Aug, 15,1900.
Resigned Aug. 20, 1900.
Resigned Sept. 12, 1900.
Resigned Oct. 15, 1900.
Resigned Dec. 25, 1900.
Resigned Dec. 24, 1900.
Resigned Dec. 28, 1900.
Resigned Jan. 30, 1901.
Jamaica Plain v Branch..
Bates Hall ..
James L. Maguinness.
Arthur E. F. Smith ...
Robert J. Doherty ....
Alice F. Sumner
Louise Imogen Guiney
Joseph A. Lucid
South Boston Branch. . .
50 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
REPORT OF THE EXAMINING COMMITTEE
To the Trustees of the Boston Public Library :
GENTLEMEN, The Examining Committee for the year 1900-
1901 met on May 18. 1900, and organized by the choice of
Samuel Wells as chairman, and Mrs. 'Mary E. Blake as secretary.
At the request of the committee, the chairman appointed the fol-
lowing sub-committees :
William F. Apthorp, Francis H. Brown,
James C. Davis, Mrs. Darwin E. Ware.
Mrs. Mary E. Blake, Charles F. Donnelly,
Rev. G. A. Gordon, D.D., Rev. Edward A. Horton,
Miss Sarah Orne Jewett, John Noble.
On Branches and New Modes of Distribution.
William L. Parker, Very Rev. William Byrne,
James W. Dunphy, Hon. Joseph D. Fallon,
Rev. Robert F. Johnson, Mrs. Henry H. Sprague,
Miss Frances Turner.
On Catalogues, Bulletins and Finding Lists.
George Putnam, Thomas M. Babson,
Mrs. William C. Collar, James W. Dunphy,
Thomas J. Gargan, Frank S. Mason.
Francis L. Higginson, James C. Davis,
Henry R. Reed, William L. Parker,
Horace G. Wadlin.
On Printing and Binding.
D. Berkeley Updike, John H. Colby,
Rev. W. Dewees Roberts, Miss Maria E. Wood.
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 51
These sub-committees held frequent meetings and carefully
considered the subjects especially referred to them, and through
the chairman of each sub-committee, made separate reports to
the general committee.
The Committee on Books recommends an increase in the depart-
ment of French literature, and the addition of important editions
now lacking. It advises for the better equipment of this collec-
tion, that a new list be made, the present one being dated 1892,
and s that the numbers be re-examined and rearranged so that
such books can be made more available.
They find the present collection of books in the Spanish lan-
guage unsatisfactory and insufficient, and think that an attempt
should be made to meet the growing demand for works which
will afford information upon the history and political condition of
Spain and her colonies, matters which, owing to our recent
national experiences, are of increasing interest to the public.
They advise an increase in reference books of travel for the
information of individuals planning journeys, and a more com-
plete collection of the Baedeker guide-books, now recognized as
They also recommend attention to publications relating to
public and private transactions in American life, which in the
future will prove valuable to the historian studying the domestic,
social, and religious life of the past.
They repeat the request made in the past year by the Trustees
for an increase in the appropriation for the bindery, as suitably
bound books can be circulated with greater readiness and safety
than those unbound, or badly bound.
They fully endorse the position heretofore taken by the
Trustees that the fines collected for the retention of books over-
time should be used for the benefit of the Library, and call atten-
tion to the fact that from this source during the past year $5,000
was paid into the general fund of the City Treasury, which
should have been available for the repair of old books or the pur-
chase of new ones.
They call attention to the accumulation of books of fiction on
account of the purchase of large numbers of each new novel to
meet a temporary demand due to a desire for novelty and the
gratification of curiosity. A very large number of such books
having met a fleeting demand, now occupy space that can be more
usefully employed. The committee noticed, as an example, more
than thirty copies of one of the novels of Dumas resting in an
alcove of retired books.
The Committee OH Catalogues, Bulletins and Printing recom-
mends the substitution of a drawer with a single rod for the
double rod system now used in the card catalogues, believing that
the convenience and durability of such a system would shortly
make it less expensive than the present method. Another desired
improvement is the introduction into the official card catalogue of
all the titles in the old printed catalogues ; this is being gradually
accomplished, but it should be hastened to completion for the
52 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
benefit of the administration and the quick determination of the
question whether a book offered for sale is not already in the
The committee notices with praise as a cataloguing work the
annual catalogues of additions compiled from the monthly bul-
letins, but doubts whether it is of sufficient general usefulness to
warrant the large expense of its publication.
The Committee on Branches and Distribution of Books, after a
careful examination of the several branches and stations,
advises tjiat they should be kept open until 10 o'clock in the
evening on week days and during a portion of Sunday.
They suggest that the question of fines should be considered
with a view to greater liberality, as they have ascertained that in
several districts parents have refused to permit their children to
take out cards from fear of fines. The work of the Branch
Department in connection with the Public Schools is growing in
importance, and this work should be encouraged. They find need
of more room in the East Boston and Dorchester Branches, and
consider that the accommodations in the Charlestown and South
End Branches are inadequate. All the branches and stations
are, however, in excellent condition, and the custodians are com-
petent and able.
The Committee on Administration notes with satisfaction,
the increase in the distribution of books due to the establishment
of new branches and stations, by which the usefulness of the
Library is greatly improved and expanded, much to the advantage
of pupils in the Public Schools. These pupils and their teachers
have derived real benefit from the use of a large room especially
arranged for them. The Lecture room has also extended their
opportunities for education by giving them the privilege of hear-
ing lectures illustrated by books, engravings and photographs.
The method of appointment in_case of vacancies in the force of
assistants is approved by this committee. Positions in the ser-
vice of the Library are much sought for, and the number of
applications is large. All candidates are obliged to file applica-
tions for the position desired and to submit to a written examina-
tion. The questions used for this purpose have been considered
by the committee and found well adapted to disclose the educa-
tional qualifications of the applicant.
The Committee on Finance makes the following recommen-
dation with reference to branch libraries at Charlestown and
East Boston :
"Your committee does, however, warmly recommend that if
any appropriation be made for such branches, that the said appro-
priation be placed in the hands of the Trustees of the Public
Library for them to use according to their best judgment. In
this way better sites and more conveniently arranged buildings
could undoubtedly be obtained at less cost to the City than by
any other method."
The Committee on Printing and Binding made a careful exam-
ination of the conditions governing this department. They find
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 53
that the work being done by the linotypes in making catalogues
is not progressing as rapidly as it should, the catalogue cards
being 10,000 behind on current books, and the Allen A. Brown
Music Library has still 20,000 cards to be printed.
They advise the immediate cataloguing of current books in
order that the public may be efficiently served, also an increase
in the facilities of this department. To accomplish this purpose
they recommend the purchase of a new linotype and the employ-
ment of a workman to operate it.
They find the bindery in admirable working order and have no
recommendations to make in regard to it.
They desire to acknowledge the extreme courtesy and attention
with which their investigations were met.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the Examining Committee.
(Signed) SAMUEL WELLS,
MARY ELIZABETH BLAKE,
LIST OF APPENDIXES.
I. FINANCIAL STATEMENT ...... 57
II. EXTENT OF THE LIBRARY BY YEARS . . .78
HI. NET INCREASE OF THE SEVERAL DEPARTMENTS,
INCLUDING BRANCHES ..... 79
IV. CLASSIFICATION : CENTRAL LIBRARY . broadside 81
V. CLASSIFICATION : BRANCHES 82
VI. REGISTRATION 83
VII. CIRCULATION 86
VIII. TRUSTEES FOR FORTY-NINE YEARS. LIBRARIANS . 88
IX. EXAMINING COMMITTEES FOR FORT-NINE YEARS . 90
X. LIBRARY SERVICE (MAY 3, 1901), INCLUDING
SUNDAY AND EVENING SCHEDULE . . .94
XI. CORRESPONDENCE, BEQUESTS, ETC. . . .103
XII. GIVERS AND GIFTS 106
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 57
BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY,
AUDITING DEPARTMENT, February 1, 1901.
To the Trustees:
GENTLEMEN, The undersigned herewith presents a
statement of the receipts and expenditures of the Library
Department for the financial year beginning February 1,
1900, and ending January 31, 1901 ; also, a statement con-
cerning the trust and other funds, statements covering spe-
cial appropriations, and a statement of expenditures on
account of the branches for the twelve years ending 1900-
A. A. NICHOLS,
Appropriation, 1900-1901 $290,766 10
Income from trust funds :
Balance from 1899-1900 . . . $6,15610
During the year . . . . 11,691 29
London accounts :
Balance in hands of J. S, Morgan & Co., Feb-
ruary 1, 1900 :
Trust funds income $10,579 13
City appropriation . 9,461 22
During the year . . 1,500 00
Interest . . . 455 09
Balance in hands of Baring Bros.
& Co 72 75
From Godfrey M. Hyams, unex-
pended February 1, 1900 . . $28 74
Carried forward . . . $28 74 $330,681 68
58 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
Brought forward . . . $28 74 $330,681 68
From J. W. Dunphy, unexpended
February 1, 1900 . . . 15 68
From Boston Numismatic Society,
unexpended February 1, 1900 . 216 60
From Lilian Whiting, unexpended
February 1, 1900 ... 2 00
From Elizabeth Lewis,
1, 1900 . . . $0 01
During the year . . 200 00
From Andrew Carnegie . . . 100 00
From Old South Society . . . 15 00
Exchange account :
Lost books, sales of duplicates, etc. :
Balance from 1899-1900 . . $1,569 85
During the year . . . . 283 90
Interest on bank deposit ..... 1,739 78
General Library accounts, including the cost of
maintaining branches :
General administration $141,201 87
Sunday and evening
force . . . 18,400 37
priation, $19,178 03
account, 3,264 64
account, 5 00
Trust funds income,
account . . . 12,539 96
Carried forward . . .$194,58987 $334,853 24
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 59
Brought forward . . . $194,589 87
Salaries . . $14,830 47
Stock . . . / 2,282 57
Equipment . . . 118 80
Contract work . . 11,393 92 v
, . / British patent \ 1Q7 ^ifi
Salaries . . . $5,005 54
Stock .... 2,237 96
Equipment . . . 299 10
Contract work . . 1,046 78
Furniture and fixtures
Electric lighting ....
Cleaning . . .
Small supplies .
fl 495 63
Rent of branches and reading-rooms .
Freights and cartage ....
Transportation between Central Library,
branches and delivery stations
Delivery stations, rent and services
Water-rates . \ .
Telephone service ....
Postage and telegrams
Travelling expenses ....
Stereopticon . .
Stenographic report of lectures, etc. .
Premium on surety bond
Remittance to J. S. Morgan & Co.,
Books : Boston Numismatic
Society gift . . . $88 97
Books : J. W. Dunphy gift, 3 46
Books : Godfrey M. Hyams
gift . . . . 28 74
Books: Elizabeth Lewis gift, 8045
Books : Andrew Carnegie
gift . . . . 86 14
Carried forward, $287 76 $308,881 58 $334,853 24
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Brought forward . $287 76 $308,881 58 $334,853 24
Books: Old South Church
Society gift . . . 15 00
Lilian Whiting gift . . 2 00
Balance . $25,666 90
The balance is made up of the following items, viz. :
Cash in City Treasury :
Income from Trust funds . : . . $7,55969
Cash on deposit in London :
In hands of J. S. Morgan & Co. :
Trust funds . . . $6,481 05
General funds . . 7,686 61
In hands of Baring Bros. & Co. :
General funds . . . . 72 75
Cash on deposit with New England Trust Co., and
on hand :
Unexpended of donations carried to account of
Boston Numismatic Society . . $127 63
J. W. Dunphy .... 12 22
Elizabeth Lewis . . . . 119 56
Andrew Carnegie . . . . 13 86
Exchange account : lost books, etc. . . 1,853 75
Interest on bank deposit .... 1,739 78
Comparative Statement for Fiscal Years ending January 31, 1899, 1900 and 1901.
Salaries : General administration
17 166 98
18 542 37
18 400' 37
12 607 57
14 830 47
1 499 48
1 715 99
2 282 57
2 918 46
2 752 46
11 393 92
14 188 45
1> 691 00
19 178 03
5 898 24
5 819 40
5 597 79
Furniture and fixtures
8 980 68
11 837 47
1 825 14
1 464 30
1 568 70
1 968 74
2 393 13
2 416 13
1 620 44
2 484 00
7 404 85
7 121 56
1 025 62
" Stock . . . .
2 601 24
2 000 04
2 237 96
" Contract work
1 046 78
4 806 19
4 783 49
5 005 54
2 023 91
1 855 90
2 434 96
^ 6 789 78
8 175 54
11 899 32
7 079 41
5 354 68
10 964 01
Freights and cartage
1 153 74
Transportation between Central Library and
3 573 17
3 568 23
3 488 63
Delivery station s
4 184 51
Travelling expenses ....
Postage and telegrams
1 054 52
1 171 85
' 1,718 60
1 914 80
338 9 5
Remittance to J. S. Morgan & Co London
2 028 57
1 500 00
The cost of maintaining the branches makes part of the general items of the sev-
eral appropriations :
Cost of branches, 1898-99 $59,913 71
" 1899-1900 00,295 93
" " 1900-1901 72,428 91
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 1898-99 $8,782 84
" 1899-1900 6,604 35
" 1900-1901 7,827 78
The amount expended for books, newspapers and photographs (not included
above), paid from trust funds in the hands of City Treasurer:
1898-H9 .... $8,271 41
1899-1900 8,270 66
1900-1901 10,287 70
CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
Library building, Dartmouth street, balance of
appropriation, February 1, 1900
Payments on account :
Architects' services, McKim, Mead
and White $6,606 76
Statuary, Augustus Saint Gaudens . 2,000 00
Balance, February 1, 1901 .
This balance will be required to settle outstanding
Library building, furnishing, balance of City ap-
propriation February 1, 1900 .
Branch library, Broadway Extension, improve-
ments, balance of appropriation February 1,
1900 . . .
Payments on account :
Balance February 1, 1901
Bust of Gen. Walker :
Balance February 1, 1900
Richard Edwin Brooks
J. S.Morgan & Co.,
J. S. Morgan & Co.,
4,118 12 11
308 6 61
93 12 10 J
1,612 6 5
2,908 5 10
Baring Bros & Co
4,133 12 11
401 19 4
4,535 12 3
1,612 6 5
2,923 5 10
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Henry L. Pierce
Mary P. Townsend
John P. Bigelow
Samuel A. Green
Arthur Schol field
Thomas B. Harris
J. Ingersoll Bowditch
Family of Charles Greely Lorin
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LIBRARY TRUST FUNDS.
BIGELOW 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 appropriated to the purchase of
books for the increase of the Library.
Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . $1,000 00
Payable to the Chairman of the Committee on the Public Library
for the time being.
BATES FUND. This is a gift from the late JOSHUA BATES of Lon-
don, in March, 1853.
Invested in one City of Boston Four pjer 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, 1890.
Invested in one City of Boston Three and one-half per
cent. Bond, for $10,000 00
The whole income in each and every year to be expended in the pur-
chase of books of permanent value and authority in mathematics and
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-
BENCE of Boston. Received May, 1860.
Invested in one City of Boston Six per cent. Bond, for . $10,000 00
The interest on this fund is to be exclusively appropriated for the
purchase of books for the said Library, having a permanent value.
EDWARD LAWRENCE FUND. This is the bequest of EDWARD LAW-
RENCE of Charlestown. Received May, 1886. The following clause
from his will explains its purpose:
" To hold and apply the income, and so much of the principal as they
may choose, to the purchase of special books of reference to be kept
and used only at the Charlestown Branch of said Public Library."
Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . $500 00
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 67
PIERCE FUND. This is a gift from HENRY L. PIERCE, Mayor of the
City, November 29, 1873, and accepted by the City Council, December
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, Jr., executors of the will of MARY P. TOWNSEND, of Boston, at
whose disposal she left a certain portion of her estate in trust, for such
charitable and public institutions as they may think meritorious. Said
executors accordingly selected the Public Library of the City of Boston
as one of such institutions, and attached the following conditions to
the legacy: "The income only shall, in each and every year, be ex-
pended in the purchase of books for the use of the Library; each of
which books shall have been published in some one edition at least five
years at the time it may be so purchased." Received April, 1879.
Invested in one City of Boston Three and one-half per cent.
Bond, for .$4,000 00
TICKNOR BEQUEST. By the will of the late GEORGE TICKNOR, of
Boston, he gave to the City of Boston, on the death of his wife, all his
books and manuscripts, in the Spanish and Portuguese languages, about
four thousand volumes, and also the sum of four thousand dollars.
After the receipt of said sum, the City is required to spend not less than
one thousand dollars in every five years during the twenty-five years
next succeeding (i.e., the income of four thousand dollars, at the rate
of five per cent, per annum), in the purchase of books in the Spanish
and Portuguese languages and literature, five years old in some one edi-
tion. At the end of twenty-five years the income of said sum is to be
expended annually in the purchase of books of permanent value, either
in the Spanish or Portuguese language, or in such other languages as
may be deemed expedient by those having charge of the Library.
These books bequeathed or purchased are always to be freely accessible
for reference or study, but are not to be loaned for use outside of the
Library building. If these bequests are not accepted by the City, and
the trusts and conditions faithfully executed, the books, manuscripts
and money are to be given to the President and Fellows of Harvard
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 . une, 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
68 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
TREA\>WELL 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 the Library.
Invested in the City of Boston Four per cent. Bonds, for . $5,550 00
Invested in the City of Boston Three and one-half per cent.
Bonds, for 1,400 00
Invested in 16 shares Boston & Albany R.R. Co. stock, par
value $100 each , 1,600 00
Invested in 6 shares Boston & Providence R.R. Co. stock,
par value $100 each 600 00
Invested in 12 shares Fitchburg R.R. Co., stock par. value
$100 each 1,200 00
Invested in 1 share Vermont & Massachusetts R.R. Co.
stock, par value $100 each 100 00
CHARLOTTE HARRIS FUND. Bequest of CHARLOTTE HARRIS, late
of Boston, the object of which is stated in the following extract from
"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 SCHOLFIELD, who died in
New York, January 17, 1883. The interest to be paid to certain heirs
during their lives, and then to be used for the purchase of books of
permanent value. The last heir, Joseph Scholfield, died November 18,
1889, and by his will bequeathed to the City of Boston the sum of
$11,800, which represents the income of said fund, received by him up
to the time of his death, to be added to the fund given by his brother.
Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . .$50,000 00
" ' " " . 11,800 00
GREEN FUND. Gifts from Dr. SAMUEL A. GREEN, of Boston, of
$2,000, the income of which is to be expended for the purchase of books
relating to American history.
Invested in one City of Boston Five per cent. Bond, for . $1,000 00
Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . 500 00
three " " " . 500 00
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 69
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. TMs 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,
Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . $500 00
CHARLES MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUST FUND. Received from
Charles Mead, executor of the estate of Charles Mead, the amount of
legacy of the late Charles Mead, to constitute the " CHARLES MEAD
PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUST FUND," for the promotion of the objects of
the Public Library, in such manner as the government of said Library
shall deem best, and so far as 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. 11 These books are to be
known as the " Longfellow Memorial Collection. 11
Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . $10,000 00
JOHN BOYLE O'REILLY MEMORIAL FUND. This fund was received
from the members of the Papyrus Club, May, 1897. The income thereof
is to be expended for the purchase of books in memory of their late
member, JOHN BOYLE O'REILLY.
Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . $1,000 00
TWENTIETH REGIMENT MEMORIAL FUND. This is a gift made in
April, 1897, by the Association of Officers of the Twentieth Massachu-
setts Volunteer Infantry. It is to be used for the purchase of books
of a military and patriotic character, to be placed in the alcove appro-
priated as a Memorial of the Twentieth Regiment.
Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . $5,000 00
TODD FUND. This is a gift made in October, 1897, by WILLIAM C.
TODD of Atkinson, New Hampshire. The income is to be expended
annually in payment for such current newspapers of this and other
countries as the board of officers for the time being having charge of
the Public Library of the City of Boston shall purchase.
Invested in one City of Boston Four per cent. Bond, for . $50,000 00
BRADLEE FUND. A bequest of the Rev. CALEB DAVIS BRADLEE,
D.D., of Boston, to the Boston Public Library. Received November,
Invested in one City of Boston Three and one-half per cent.
Bond $1,000 00
CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
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 $2,800 00
Cash in City Treasury, January 31, 1901 .... 54 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
RECAPITULATION OF PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUST FUNDS.
Charlotte Harris Fund .
Abbott Lawrence Fund ....
Twentieth Regiment Memorial Fund
Charles Mead Fund ....
Bigelow Fund ......
Thomas B. Harris Fund ....
Franklin Club Fund ....
John Boyle O'Reilly Memorial Fund
Edward Lawrence Fund ....
Charles Greely Loring Memorial Fund .
South Boston Branch Library Trust Fund
Codman Memorial Fund
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CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
EXTENT OF THE LIBRARY BY YEARS.
VOLUMES IN LIBRARY AND BRANCHES, JANUARY 31, 1901,
ACCORDING TO LOCATION.
Central Library .
West End ...
>- fFellowes Athenaeum
s Collection owned by City
Lower Mills (Station A)
Roslindale (Station B)
tf~ L Total, Roxbury branch.
Mattapan (Station D)
Mt. Bowdoin (StitionF)
North Brighton (Station L)
Broadway Ext. (Station P) ..
Ward Nine (Station U)
Andrew Stj. (Station Y)
NET INCREASE OF THE SEVERAL DEPARTMENTS.
Charlestown branch . .
Dorchester branch. . .
East Boston branch..
Jamaica Plain branch
1 North End branch . .
South Boston branch
South End branch
W. Roxbury branch . .
Lower Mills reading
Mt. Bowdoin reading
North Brighton read-
Roxbury Crossing de-
Ward Nine delivery
Andrew Square read-
1 Collection transferred to West End branch.
CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
PLACED ON THE SHELVES FEBRUARY 1, 1900, TO JANUARY 31, 1901.
* 29 431
Central Library Duplicate room ....
1 10 297
1 58 9
* 4 740
loss 3 158
East Boston branch
Jamaica Plain branch
Roxbury branch, City collection
Roxbury branch, Fellowes Athenaeum. .
South Boston branch
loas ' 118
South End branch
West End branch
West Roxbury branch
Lower Mills reading room..
Roslindale reading room ....
Mt Bowdoin reading room
North Brighton reading room ....
Broadway Extension reading room
Roxbury Crossing delivery station
Ward Nine delivery station
Andrew-square reading room
* Includes 4,801 volumes, Harris collection, transferred to Central Library,
t Includes 9,853 volumes stored at various branches, properly belonging in the
Bibliography and literary history
General history, biography and geography ,
* English literature
* French literature
* Italian literature
* German literature
Greek, Latin and philology
* Spanish and Portuguese literature
* Oriental literature
Theology, ecclesiastical history, etc
Metaphysics, social science, etc
Natural history and science
Mathematics, physical science, etc
Industrial arts, etc
Bound volumes of miscellaneous pamphlets
Bound volumes of manuscripts
Books for the blind
Stack 4 and " Y "
Totals I 498,901
EXPLANATION. Class III. includes general history, etc., when embracing several countries,
Class VIII. includes also Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the Scandinavian nati
Class XIV. includes political science and ethics, education, etc.
Class XIX. includes mechanics, military and naval arts, etc.
le the Shakespeare collection of the general library.
nner " Lower Hall " collection, which has a different classification.
>f 30,122 there are stored at branches, 9,853 volumes.
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:s, and language of the countriesspecified.
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rmer " Lower Hall " collection, which
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* BRANCH LIBRARIES.
As Reported by Custodians of Branches, January 31, 1901.
Genealogy and heraldry
Fine arts, archaeology
Philosophy, ethics, education..
Law . ..
Useful and industrial arts
Amusements, games, sports. ..
Books for the young
* For the Charlestown and Roxbury Branches the figures of the re-classification are not
Feb. 1, 1900.
CARDS ISSUED FEBRU
Dorchester Branch ,. .
East Boston Branch
Jamaica Plain Branch
South Boston Branch
South End Branch
West End Branch
West Roxbury Branch..
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Number of calls made by messenger v
, February 1, 1900, to January 31, 1901.
ARY 1, 1900 JANUARY 31, 1901.
Expired (issued un-
der two-year limit) .
erifying addresses, 8,189. Total number of persons attended to, 67,305,
Includes 4,200 duplicate numbers.
CLASSIFICATION OF HOLDERS OF U LIYE CARDS,"
JANUARY 31, 1901.
BY SEX AND OCCUPATION.
Over 21 years of age.
Professional classes ....
Under 21 years of age.
Office and errand boys
Pupils of Grammar schools
Pupils of Grammar schools under 12 years . .
Other students ..
Over 21 years of age.
Professional classes .
Business women . .
Under 21 years of age.
Pupils of Latin and High schools ...
Pupils of Grammar schools
Pupils of Grammar schools under 12 years ..
1 Including persons temporarily sojourning in Boston.
N.B. Of the 2,289 teachers' cards issued prior to February 1, 1901, 1,092 are live cards ;
of these, 820 are held by permanent residents, in addition to their ordinary cards (not
included in permanent residents' column above), and 272 are held by non-residents
(which are included in non-residents' column above).
CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
census of 1900
census of 1900
PUBLIC SCHOOLS, TEACHERS AND PUPILS.
JUNE 30, 1900.
[FROM SCHOOL DOCUMENT No. 121900.]
.Latin and High '
Horace Mann ... .... .
East Boston Branch
Special teachers (not included above),
750 1 235
CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
CIRCULATION OF BOOKS.
HOME USE OXLY.
B., through branches
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APPENDIX VII. Concluded.
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Guild St Elizabeth
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North Bennet street
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Sand Gardens . . ....
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5 Number sent on deposit. Number used on premises not recorded.
CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
TRUSTEES FOR FORTY-NINE YEARS.
The Hon. Edward Everett was President of -the Board of
Trustees from 1852 to 1864; George Ticknor in 1865; William
W. Greenough, 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,
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 r when a revised ordinance made it to
consist of one alderman, two common councilmen and six citizens
at large, two of whom retired, unless reflected, 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
Citizens at large in SMALL CAPITALS.
ABBOTT, SAMUEL A. B., 1879-95.
Allen, James B, 1852-53.
APPLETON, THOMAS G., 1852-57.
Barnes, Joseph H., 1871-72.
BENTON, JOSIAH H., JR., 1894-1900.
BIGELOW, HON. JOHN P., 1852-68.
BOWDITCH, HENRY I., M.D.,
BOWDITCH, HENRY P., M.D., 1894-
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.,
Coe, Henry F., 1878.
Crane, Samuel D., 1860-61.
CURTIS, DANIEL S., 1873-75.
Dennie, George, 1858-60.
DE NORMANDIE, JAMES, D.D.,
Dickinson, M. F., Jr., 1871-72.
Drake, Henry A , 1863-64.
DWIGHT, THOMAS, M.D., 1899-1900.
Erving, Edward S., 1852.
EVERETT, HON. EDWARD, 1852-64.
Flynn, James J., 1883.
Frost, Oliver, 1854-55; 1856-58.
FROTHINGHAM, RICHARD, LL.D.,
Gaffield, Thomas, 1867-68.
GREEN, SAMUEL A., M.D., 1868-78.
GREENOUGH, WILLIAM W., 1856-88.
Guild, Curtis, 1876-77; 1878-79.
Harris, William G., 1869-70.
Haynes, Prof. Henry W., 1858-59.
HAYNES, PKOF. HENRY W.,
HILLARD, HON. GEORGE S., 1872-
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-
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., 1873-74.
Perry, Lyman, 1852.
PIERCE, PHINEAS, 1888-94.
Plummer, Farnham, 1856-57.
Pope, Benjamin, 1876-77.
Pope, Richard, 1877-78.
Pratt, Charles E., 1880-82.
PRINCE, HON. FREDERICK O.,
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 N., 1878-79.
SHURTLEFF, HON. NATHANIEL B.,
Stebbins, Solomon B., 1882-83.
Story, Joseph, 1855-56; 1865-67.
THOMAS, BENJAMIN F., LL.D.,
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.
1852 to date.
(From 1858 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 25, 1868-September
GREEN, SAMUEL A., M.D., Trustee, Acting Librarian, October 1, 1877-
September 30, 1878.
CHAMBERLAIN, MELLEN, LL.D., Librarian, October 1, 1878-September
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.
CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
EXAMINING COMMITTEES FOR FORTY-NINE 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 chairman of the various committees. The thirty-
fourth year was from May 1 to December 31, 1885, a period of
eight months, for which no Examining Committee was appointed.
Abbott, Hon. J. G., 1870.
Abbott, 8. 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, Wm. F., 1883, 1899, 1900.
Arnold, Howard P., 1881.
Aspinwall, Col. Thomas, 1860.
Attwood, G., 1877.
Babson, Thomas M. , 1900.
Bailey, Edwin C., 1861.
Ball, Joshua D., 1861.
Bancroft, Robert H., 1894.
Bangs, Edward, 1887.
Barnard, James M., 1866.
Barry, Rev. Richard J., 1895.
Bartlett, Sidney, 1869.
Bates, Hon. John L., 1896, 1897.
Beebe, James M., 1858.
Beecher, Edward, D.D., 1854.
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.
Bodfish, Rev. Joshua P., 1879, 1891.
Bowditch, Alfred, 1899, 1900.
Bowditch, Henry I., M.D., 1855.
Bowditch, Henry J., M.D., 1865.
Bowditch, Henry P., M.D, 1881.
Bowditch, J. Ingersoll, LL.D.,
Bowman, Alfonzo, 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,
Browne, Alexander Porter, 1891.
Browne, Causten, 1876.
Buckingham, C. E., M.D., 1872.
Burdett, Everett W., 1896, 1897.
Burroughs, Rev. Henry, Jr., 1869.
Byrne, Very Rev. William, 1899,
Carr, Samuel, 1894.
Carruth, Herberts., 1892.
Chadwick, James R., M.D., 1877.
Chamberlain, Mellen, LL.D., 1894.
Chaney, Rev. George L., 1868.
Chase, George B., 1876.
Chase, Georae B., 1877, 1885.
Cheever, David W., M.D., 1894.
Cheever, Miss Helen, 1896, 1897.
Cheney, Mrs. EdnahD., 1881.
Clapp, William W., Jr., 1864.
Clarke, James Freeman, D.D., 1877.
Clarke, James Freeman. D.D., 1882.
Clement, Edward H., 1894, 1895.
Coale, George O. G., 1892, 1893.
Colby, John H., 1900.
Collar, William C., 1874.
Collar, Mrs. William C., 1900.
Collins, Hon. Patrick A., 1898,
Connolly, Rev. Arthur T., 1898,
Corbett, Hon. Joseph J., 1896,
Cudworth, Warren H., D.D., 1878.
Curtis, Charles P., 1862.
Curtis, Daniel S., 1872.
Curtis, Thomas B., M.D., 1874.
Cushing, Thomas, 1885.
Dalton, Charles H., 1884.
Dana, Samuel T., 1857.
Davis, James C., 1899, 1900.
Dean, Benjamin, 1873.
Denny. Henry G., 1876.
Derby, Basket, M.D., 1895, 1896.
Dexter, Henry M., D.D., 1866.
Dillingham, Rev. Pitt, 1886.
Dix, James A., 1860.
Doherty, Phillip J., 1888.
Donahoe, Patrick, 1869.
Donald, E. Winchester, D.D., 1898,
Donnelly, Charles F., 1899, 1900.
Dunphy, James W., 1900.
Durant, Henry F., 1863.
Dnryea, 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,
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.
Frothingham, Richard, LL.D.,181Q.
Furness, Horace Howard, LL.D.,
Gannett, Ezra S., D.D., 1855.
Gargan, Thomas J. , 1899, 1900.
Garland, George M., M.D., 1895,
Gay, George H., 1876.
Gilchrist, Daniel S., 1872.
Gordon, George A., D.D., 1885,
Gould, A. A., M.D., 1864.
Grant, Robert, 1884.
Gray, John C., LL.D., 1877.
Green, Samuel A., M.D., 1868.
Green, Samuel S., 1895.
Greenough, William W., 1858, 1874,
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.
Hayward, 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,
Hersey, MissHeloiseE., 1895, 1896.
Higginson, Francis L., 1899, 1900.
Higginson, Thomas W., LL.D.,
Hill, Clement Hugh, 1880.
Hillard, Hon. George S., 1853.
Hillard, Hon. George S., 1873.
Hills, Thomas, 1898, 1899.
Hodges, Richard M., M.D., 1870.
Holmes, Edward J., 1881, 1884.
Holmes, Oliver W., M.D., 1858.
Holmes, Oliver W., jr., LL.D.,
Homans, Charles D., M.D., 1867.
Homans, Mrs. Charles D., 1885,
Homer, George, 1870.
Homer, Peter T., 1857.
Horton, Rev. Edward A., 1899,
Hubbard, James M., 1891.
Hubbard, William J., 1858.
Hudson, John E., 1895, 1896.
Hunnewell, James F., 1880, 1893,
Hutchins, Miss Emma, 1895, 1896.
Hyde, George B., 1879.
Irwin, Miss Agnes, 1894.
Jeffries, B. Joy, M.D., 1869.
Jeffries, William A., 1893.
Jenkins, Charles E., 1879.
Jewell, Hon. Harvey, 1863.
Jewett, Miss Sarah Orne, 1900.
Johnson, Rev. Robert F., 1900.
Jordan, Eben D., 1873.
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, 1890, 1891.
Lee, Hon. John H., 1897, 1898.
Lewis, Weston, 1872, 1878.
Lincoln, Hon. F. W., 1856.
Lincoln, Hon. Solomon, 1886.
Little, James L., 1864.
Lombard, Prof. JosiahL., 1868.
Loring, Hon. Charles G., 1855.
CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
Lothrop, Loring, 1866.
Lowell, A. Lawrence. 1897, 1898.
Lowell, Augustus, 1883.
Lowell, Edward J., 1885.
Lunt,. Hon. George, 1874.
Lyman, George H., M.D., 1885.
McCleary, Samuel F., 1890.
McNulty, Rev. John J., 1896, 1897.
Manning, Rev. Jacob M., 1861.
Mason, Rev. Charles, 1857.
Mason, Miss Ellen F., 1898, 1899.
Mason, Frank S., 1899, 1900.
Mason, Robert M., 1869.
Maxwell, J. Audley, 1883.
Metcalf, Rev. Theodore A., 1888,
Minns, Thomas, 1864.
Minot, Francis, 1866.
Morison, Miss Mary, 1892, 1893,
Morrill, Charles J., 1885.
Morse, John T., Jr., 1879.
Morse, Robert M., Jr., 1878.
Morton, Bon. Ellis W., 1871.
Mudge, Hon. E. R., 1871.
Neale, Rollin H., D.D., 1853.
Noble, John, 1882, 1899, 1900.
Xorcross, Otis, 1880.
O'Brien, Hon. Hugh, 1879.
O'Callaghan, John J., 1895.
O'Reilly, John Boyle, 1878.
Otis, G. A., 1860.
Paddock, Rt. Rev. Benj. H., 1876.
Parker, Charles Henry, 1888, 1889.
Parker, William L., 1900.
Parker, Mrs. William L., 1897,
Parkman, Henry, 1885.
Parks, Rev. Leighton. 1882, 1896.
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.,
Prince, Hon. F. O., 1888, 1889,
1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1895,
Putnam, George, 1900.
Putnam, George, D.D., 1870.
Putnam, Hon. John P., 1865.
Putnam, William L., 1898, 1899.
Randall, Charles M., M.I)., 1884.
Reed, Henry R., 1899, 1900.
Rice, Hon. Alexander H., 1860.
Robbins, Elliott, M.D., 1893.
Roberts, Rev. W. Dewees, 1899,
Roche, James Jeffrey, 1898, 1899.
Rogers, Prof. William B., 1861.
Rollins, J. Wingateri888, 1889.
Ropes, John C., LL.D., 1872.
Rotch, Benjamin S., 1863.
Runkle, Prof. J. D., 1882.
Russell, Samuel H., 1880.
Sampson, O. H., 1892, 1893.
Sanger, Hon. George P., 1860.
Searle, Charles P., 1898, 1899.
Seaver, Edwin P., 1881.
Shepard, Hon. Harvey N., 1888,
Sherwin, Mrs. .Thomas, 1893, 1894.
Shurtleff, Hon. Nathaniel B., 1857.
Smith, Azariah, 1895, 1896.
Smith, Charles C., 1873.
Smith, Mrs. Charles C., 1881, 1886.
Smith, Miss Minna, 1892.
Sowdon, A. J. C., 1892, 1893.
Sprague, Charles J., 1859.
Sprague, Mrs. Henry H., 1899,
Sprague, Homer B., 1882.
Stedman, C. Ellery, M.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.
Thayer, 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., 1895, 1896.
Tobey, Hon. Edward S., 1862.
Todd, William C., 1894.
Turner, Miss Frances H., 1899,
Twombly, A. S., D.D., 1883, 1884.
Updike, D. B., 1900.
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.
Ware, Darwin E., 1881.
Ware, Mrs. Darwin E., 1899, 1900.
Warner, Hermann J , 1867.
Warren, Hon. Charles H., 1859.
Warren, J. Collins, M.D., 1878.
Waterston, Rev. Robert C., 1867.
Weissbein, Louis, 1893.
Wells, Mrs. Kate G., 1877.
Wells, Samuel, 1900.
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,
Williamson, William C., 1881.
Williamson, Mrs. William C., 1897,
Wilson, Elisha T., M.D., 1861.
Winsor, Justin, LL.D., 1867.
Winthrop, Hon. Robert C., 1854.
Winthrop, Robert C., Jr., 1887.
Wood, Frank, 1897, 1898.
Wood, Miss Maria E., 1900.
Woodbury, Charles Levi, 1871.
Woolson, Mrs. Abba Goold, 1888,
Wright, Hon. Carroll D., 1884.
94 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
SCHEDULE OF LIBRARY SERVICE.
NOTE. This lias been brought down to May 3, 1901. The order is (1) by rank in
grades, and (2) alphabetical, within each grade.
Five examinations have been given during the past year: Two for Grade E, Feb-
ruary 9 (seventy-three candidates), and August 22 (forty-one candidates); one for
Grade C, February 16 (fifty-seven candidates) ; two for Grade B, February 16 (thirty-
six candidates), and May 8 ( twenty-three candidates). Special examinations have
been given to eighteen candidates, eight of whom were Library employees, who were
qualifying for higher grades.
Central Library . . . 177 Men 90 Women 87
Branches and reading rooms, 68 " 15 " 53
245 105 140
Evening and Sunday service, Central Library, * 83.
Sunday service, branches, 11.
Extra assistance is employed at the branches.
Name. Entered. Grade.
Whitney, James L. . . . 1869 Librarian.
Fleischner, Otto . . . 1891 Ass't Librarian.
t Mooney, George V. . . . 1889 B. Special.
Deery, Delia Jean . . . 1891 B. "
Learned. Lucie A. ... 1891 B. "
Hutchins, Fernald . . . 1896 D. "
McFarland, Peter V. . . 1896 D.
Batson, Benjamin J., Jr. . . 1900 E.
Nichols, Adelaide A. . . 1868 Auditor.
** Bicknell, Margaret M. . . 1896 C. Special.
Hunt, Edward B. 1883 Chief.
f Swift, Lindsay . . 1878 A. Special.
* Serving from three to seven evenings a week each. The total number of position*
is 37, evenings; 43, Sundays.
** Auditor's Assistant, t Custodian of Stock Room. IT Editor Library Publica-
Chevalier, Samuel A.
Murdoch, John .
Burnell, Carrie .
Rollins, Mary H.
Seaver, Mrs. Lillian F.
Lane, Lucius P.
Rice, Edwin F.
Tenney, Mary A
Bartlett. Mary R.
Cutler, Dora L. .
Folsom, Clara P.
Gould, Ida W. .
He turnings, Anita F. .
Leavitt, Luella K.
Mackay, Susan H.
Brennan, Thomas Francis .
Durand, Susan M. .
Dolan, Charles W. .
Shaughnessy, John F.
Macurdy, Theodosia E.
Frinsdorff, Emily O. .
Goddard, Mrs. Frances H.
McGrath, Mary A. .
Keleher, Alice A.
Maiers, William C., Jr.
Daly, Gertrude B.
Ennis, William J.
Rofte, William G. T. .
A. Div. 2.
Locke, John F. .
Richmond, Bertha P. .
Connor, George H. .
Eberhart, John .
Reardon, John H.
Caiger, Eliza F. A.
Lucid, John F. .
McSweeney, M. Agnes
Bierstadt, Oscar A. .
* Blaisdfill, Frank C. .
*In charge of Patent and Newspaper Departments.
CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
Doyle, Agnes C.
Buckley, Pierce E.
McCarthy, Michael, Jr.
Ward, Joseph W.
Plunkett, Albert J. .
Hannigan, Frank J. .
McKenzie, Kenneth .
Hogan, C. Thomas
Sullivan, Jeremiah J.
Hitchcock, G-race A. .
Chamberlain, Mrs. Marion L.
Hall, Belle S
Williams, David L. .
Cassidy, Margaret L.
Kelly, Charlotte H. .
Doyle, Charles A. ...
Doyle, James L.
Ford, Worthington C.
Wheeler, Horace L. .
Cutting, Grace M.
Wendte, Frederika .
Ford, Mary E. A.
Collins, John T.
Keenan, Matthew T.
McGuffey, Margaret D.
^Sheffield, Mrs. Gertrude P.
Jordan, Alice M.
Sheridan, Mary C.
Cufflin, M. Florence .
Richards, Florence F.
Shumway, Marion H.
Bertram, Lucy I. . . ' .
Cunniff, Nellie L.
Daly, Margaret C. .
In charge of Children's Department.
Dowling, S. Jennie .
Ethier, Lillian E.
McCarthy, Marion A.
Murphy, Annie G.
Reynolds, Mary A. .
Schnlz, Henry A. C.
Weichmann, Catherine A.
Connolly, Nellie L. .
Gorman, John E.
Hersey, Edna M
Mulloney, William J.
Olson, Alphild ....
Olson, Bertha A.
Schnabel, Paul J. .
Shaughnessy, Mary A.
'Stetson, Nina M.
Zaugg, Joanna ....
Barry, Margaret M. .
Beck, Ernest M.
Bryce, Jean M.
Cole, Grace E.
Connor, Lillian L.
Day, Josephine E. .
Gorman, Annie L.
Hagerty, Mary E.
Perham, Lucy .
Reid, Georgina I.
Williams, Eleanor M.
Ward, Langdon L.
Supervisor of Branches
and Delivery Stations.
Kueffner, Cecilia W.
Stevens, Alice V. ...
Heimann, Otto A. .
Morse, Maud M.
Bollig, Emma .
Kiernan, Letitia M. .
Maier, Joseph A.
Conroy, Michael J. .
Keenan, John J.
Murray, Ella K.
Shelton, Richard B. .
Fillebrown, Emily F.
CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
Lee, Francis W.
Geyer, Willfried H. .
Greeley, Carrie P.
Land, Annie F. .
O'Keefe, Charles J. .
Collins, Dennis J.
Conolly, John L.
Ivory, John W.
Lofstrom, Konrad A.
Murphy, John F.
Ochs, Alfred G.
Sullivan, J. Henry
Hemstedt, William P.
Cellarius, Theodore W.
Bo wen, Mrs. Sarah E.
Kiley, Margaret J.
Moriarty, Mary G.
Potts, Ellen F.
Soule, Ellen E.
ENGINEER AND JANITOR DEPARTMENT.
Malone, John P.
Zittel, George, Jr.
Herland, Nils J.
Moran, John A.
Karlson, Charles W.
Williams, John L.
Frye, Henry W.
Kelley, James J.
McGee, Alexander D.
Lawrence, John A. .
Hanna, William T. .
Cole, William E.
Kennedy, Thomas F. J.
. ' . 1901 [
Thomas, Arthur C.
EAST BOSTON BRANCH.
Walkley, Ellen O.
Brackett, Marion W.
Wing, Alice M.
Bickford, Lillian A. . .
Matthews, Everett F.
Taylor, Charles F.
SOUTH BOSTON BRANCH.
Bullard, N. Josephine
Eaton, Ellen A. ...
Sampson, Tdalene L.
McQuarrie, Annie C.
Orcutt, Alice B.
Baker, Joseph ....
Bell, Helen M
Berry, Martha L. C.
Griggs, Sarah W. .
Lynch, Gertrude A. .
M on ah an, William
Carte'e, Elizabeth F. .
Livermore, Mrs. Susan E. .
Reagen, Elizabeth R.
Donovan, Annie M. .
O'Neill, Margaret M.
Rogan, Katharine S. .
Smith, Thomas E.
Hobart, Martha N. .
Conley, Ellen F.
Dale, M. Florence
Warren, Edward A. .
Reed, Mrs. Elizabeth T. .
Griffith, Mary E.
Donovan, Mary G. .
Brick, Mary L.
Kellogg, Grace E.
Davenport, Edward .
CITY DOCUMENT Xo. 23.
SOUTH END BRANCH.
Name. Entered. Grade.
Sheridan, Margaret A. . . 1875 B. Special.
McKirdy, Alice E. . . . 1796 C.
Lynch, Emma F. . . . 1&85 C.
Meehan, Margaret F. . . 1893 D.
Swain, Mary P.
Riley, Nellie F.
Albert, Katie F.
Tirrell, Martin H.
JAMAICA PLAIN BRANCH.
Davis, Mrs. Eliza R.
Barton, Margaret S. .
Forbes, George W. .
Kiley, Mary E. .
Mooney, Katharine G.
Millmeister, Rebecca .
Riley, Mary E. .
Kelly, William D.
McKenna, Harry C. .
Sullivan, Daniel J. .
WEST ROXBURY BRANCH.
Morse, Carrie L. 1890 B.
Henderson, Irene E. . . . 1898 D. Runner.
Woods, Eugene B. . . . 1898 Janitor.
A. Lower Mills Reading Room
B. Roslindale Reading Room
West Roxbury Branch
Mattapan Reading Room
Neponset Delivery Station
Mt. Bowdoin Reading Room . . .
Allston Delivery Station
Ashmont Delivery Station
Dorchester Sta. Delivery Sta. . .
Bird street Delivery Station . . .
No. Brighton Reading Room. . .
Crescent ave. Delivery Station. .
Mt. Pleasant Delivery Station . .
Broadway Extension Delivery
Upham's Corner Delivery Sta. .
Warren st. Delivery Station
Roxbury Crossing Delivery Sta.
Boylston Delivery Station
Ward Nine Delivery Station. . . .
Industrial School Delivery Sta. .
Andrew Square Reading Room . .
Hill, M. Addie
Murray, Grace L
Capewell, Mrs. Emma G
Barnes, Charles D.
Howe, W. A., & Co.
Weymouth, Clara E.
Sexton, Mrs. Annie M.
Muldoon, Katherine F.,
Witherell, Anna M
f Stewart, Cora L
\ Myers, Benjamin
Rolland, Ezra N.
Smith, H. De Forrest.
Yeaton, E. Christine. . .
Peirce, George ft.
McGrath, Amelia F
Marshal], Jeanette M. . .
., D. Special.
., D. Special.
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 101
EVENING AND SUNDAY SERVICE.
Sates Hall. Officers in charge : Samuel A. Chevalier, Otto
Fleischner, Edward B. Hunt, Lindsay Swift. Assistants : John
Murdoch, William G. T. Roffe, Edward Tiffany, William A.
Walsh. Central desk: Pierce E. Buckley, John H. Reardon,
David L. Williams. Care of reference books : Frank J. Hanni-
gan, Charles A. Hardy, Albert E. Heimann, Albert J. Plunkett.
Collector of slips : Ralph M. Barstow, Howard C. Blake, Edward
E. Bruce, Paul J. Schnabel. Runners : Maurice Ferber, Ferdi-
nand W. C. Haberstroh, Frank T. Sullivan, John J. Sullivan.
Issue Department. Officers in charge : Frank C. Blaisdell ,
Pierce E. Buckley, Samuel A. Chevalier. Receiver of books :
Fred W. Blaisdell, George H. Connor, Michael McCarthy, Jr.
Deliverers of books : Fred W. Blaisdell, John F. Conners, John
H. Reardon. Care of indicator : Walter T. Hannigan. Assist-
ants at indicator: Fred A. Beckford, Joseph A. Maier. Care of
slips : Daniel J. Ford, Albert E. *Heimann, Otto A. Heimann.
Desk attendants : Daniel J. Ford, John E. Gorman, Frank J.
Hannigan. 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. Amiable, John H.
Glover, Kenneth McKenzie, John A. Pearson, Frank T. Sulli-
van. Runners: Howard C.Blake, Richard Brown, Henry W.
Buhler, Harold Clarke, Timothy J. Conners, Elmer B. Derby,
Charles A. Doyle, Maurice Ferber, Daniel J. Ford, John H.
Glover, Ferdinand W. C. Haberstroh, Richard J. Haber-
lin, Charles A. Hardy, Albert E. Heimann, Lucius S. Hicks,
Thomas F. Hughes, Walter J. Lambert, John F. Lucid, Peter
V. McFarland, John L. McKiernan, James L. Maguinness, D.
Clifford Martin, Matthew Muckensturm, Joseph A. Murphy,
Morris J. Rosenberg, Frank T. Sullivan, Nelson G. Trueman,
Otto E. Zaugg. Children's Library attendants : Belle S. Hall,
Charlotte H. Kelly, Maud M. Morse, Marion L. Owen, Joanna
Zaugg. Extra attendants: Edwin F. A. Benson, Charles D.
Campbell, George H. Davis.
SPECIAL LIBRARIES. In charge of Barton Library :< Francis
W. Lee, Edward Tiffany. Assistants : Charles W. Annable,
Fernald Hutchins, John L. McKiernan, James A. Pitts, Waldo
W. Weller. In charge Fine Arts Department : Frank A. Bourne,
William A. Walsh. Assistants : Charles A. Doyle, William C.
Maiers, Arthur E. F. Smith. Extra assistants : Edwin F. A.
Benson, John L. McKiernan, Joseph A. Murphy, Robert Shawno,
Waldo W. Weller.
Newspaper Room. Thomas F. Brennan, George H. Connor,
Albert J. Plunkett. Newspaper files : Kenneth McKenzie, James
L. Maguinness, Harry F. Ma} 7 er.
102 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
Patent Room. Matthew T. Keenan, Frederic Serex.
Periodical JKoom. John F. Conners, Albert J. Plunkett.
Registration Desk. William E. Fallon, John J. Keenan.
Replacement of books. John F. Lucid, Michael McCarthy,
Jr., Joseph W. Ward.
* Branch libraries. November 1 to May 1.
Charlestons Branch, 2 to 10 P.M. In charge: Bergan A.
Mackinnon, Edwin A. Drowne. Janitor: Thomas Smith.
East Boston Branch, 2 to 10 P.M. In charge of Issue desk :
Everett F. Matthews. In charge of Reading Room : Alexander
Miller. Janitor: Charles F. Taylor.
South Boston Branch, 2 to 10 P.M. In charge: Alice B.
Orcutt, Joseph Baker. Janitor : Thomas Saunders.
Station P,2 to 6 P.M., 7 to 9P.M. In charge : Astley
Parsons, Max H. Newman.
Station S, 2 to 6 P.M., 7 to 9 P.M. In charge : Gertrude
* With the exception of the West End Branch, which is open Sundays throughout
the year; here, certain members of the regular week-day force serve Sundays, their
compensation being for seven days per week.
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 103
CORRESPONDENCE, BEQUESTS, ETC.
THE MELLEN CHAMBERLAIN COLLECTION.
CHELSEA, February 14, 1893.
To the Trustees of the JBoston Public Library :
GENTLEMEN, 1 propose to leave to the Boston Public Library,
by testamentary bequest, my collection of historical documents,
manuscripts, autographs, portraits, and engravings connected
therewith, together with a few printed volumes, and some matters
of personal interest to me, provided the Trustees, after a more
mature consideration of the subject, are still willing to accept the
same agreeably to an informal understanding expressed at their
meeting, January 17, 1893. That is to say, that the Trustees
will furnish the room in the new building, connected with the
Librarian's Room, substantially in accord with the plan prepared
by Alex. S. Jenney, and set said room apart as the permanent
home of said collection, to be and forever remain in the sole
custody of the Librarian, under the Trustees.
From the above conditions are to be excepted the framed Ad-
dress to the King, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles
of Confederation, and the Constitution of the United States,
which would be properly exhibited on the walls of some more
While I desire to retain the property of the collection during
my life, it is my wish, nevertheless, to transfer to the Library at
once such portions of it as are in completed form, and the
remainder as soon as it can be completed.
The collection will need an index and binding ; and as I am
familiar with the requirements, I think it would be well to have
one or more volumes of each division bound as soon as may be,
to serve as examples for the remaining volumes.
It is my purpose to make the collection as complete as I may ;
and to that end, after any portion of it is transferred to the
Library, I shall desire free access to it at suitable times.
(Signed) MELLEN CHAMBERLAIN.
PUBLIC LIBRARY OF THE CITY OF BOSTON.
To the Hon. Mellen Chamberlain:
* DEAR SIR, It is my pleasant duty to inform you that I am
instructed by the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of
Boston, that they accept with gratitude your proposed testa-
104 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
mentary gift of your unique and valuable " collection of historical
documents, autographs, portraits and engravings connected there-
with, together with certain printed volumes," etc., and that they
agree to perform all the conditions set forth in your letter of
February 14, 1893, to which the gift is made subject.
Permit me to improve the opportunity to express niy own ap-
preciation of the great value of your proposed donation, and
assure you that all the conditions referred to will be faithfully
performed. The Trustees have already commenced the work of
preparing a suitable room in the new Library building for the
accommodation of the collection, as you are pleased to allow them
present possession of the same.
Very truly yours,
(Signed) FREDERICK O. PRINCE,
President pro tern.
MARCH 28, 1893.
Extract from the Will of Mellen Chamberlain. Will dated
March 26\ 1900. Judge Chamberlain died June 25, 1900.
Will proved March 7, 1901.
To the Trustees of the Boston Public Library I give my
collection of manuscripts (save those hereinbefore given to the
Historical Society), autographs, portraits, and photographs, col-
lected for illustrating said collection (as distinguished from
those framed and now hanging on the walls of my house),
personal and family papers, correspondence and genealogical
manuscripts, together with two bound sets of my own historical
and literary papers. I also give to said Trustees the presenta-
tion copies of books or pamphlets, including those containing
autographs of distinguished persons once owning them, whether
now in my own house or in my room in the Library. These
matters may generally be recognized (if books) by their having
my book-plate "The Chamberlain Collection" on the in-
side of the cover. This bequest is upon the conditions set forth
in my letter to said Trustees, February 14, 1893, and accepted
by their vote, March 28, of the same year.
THE DANIEL SHARP FORD BEQUEST.
Bequest of Daniel Sharp Ford; died December 23, 1899. Will
proved January , 1900.
Nine. I desire to express my appreciation of the benefits I
have received, in common with all citizens, from the protection
and encouragement of good government in our City during the
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 105
many years of my business life, and my recognition of the
humane and benevolent spirit that has prevailed and found ex-
pression in the establishment and support of educational and
benevolent institutions. I give, devise and bequeath to the follow-
ing-named institutions in the City of Boston, County of Suffolk,
and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the respective sums herein
a. To the Museum of Fine Arts, the sum of six thousand
b. To the Public Library of the City of Boston, the sum of
six thousand dollars.
c. To the Boston Young Men's Christian Association, the sum
of seven thousand dollars.
d. To the Boston Young Women's Christian Association, the
sum of seven thousand dollars.
e. To the Massachusetts General Hospital, the sum of seven
f. To the Boston City Hospital, the sum of six thousand dol-
g. To the Boston Children's Aid Society, the sum of five thou-
h. To the Children's Hospital in Boston, the sum of five
THE ABRAM E. CUTTER BEQUEST.
Extract from the Will.
/Seventh. I give and bequeath to the Public Library of said
City of Boston my library of books, provided and on the condi-
tion nevertheless that my wife, if she survives me, shall retain to
her own unrestricted and independent use and possession such
parts thereof as she may desire during her natural life, or so long
as she may wish.
I also give and bequeath to said Public Library the sum of
four thousand dollars, in trust nevertheless, to keep the same
safely invested and to collect and receive the income therefrom
and to apply the same from time to time to the purchase of books
to add to the collection hereby bequeathed, and for the repairs,
binding, and other expenses needful for making the collection
more complete and useful. I direct nevertheless that all my
remainder of the edition of Anne Bradstreet's works, published
in 1867, all of which, with the plates thereto belonging, are
intended to be included in the foregoing bequest to said Public
Library, shall be sold or exchanged by the Trustees or Managers
of said Library at their discretion, and that the proceeds shall be
added to said collection or to said fund of four thousand dollars,
as the case may be, and thereafter held upon the same trusts and
for the same purposes as in this item of my will set forth.
106 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
GIVERS AND GIFTS.
The following list of gifts for the past year has been prepared
by the Chief of the Ordering Department :
Givers 2,392 2,450
Volumes ... v . ... 13,310 15,065
Numbers 18,682 12,109
Photographs, engravings, etc. . . . 1,644 262
Newspaper subscriptions. (Gifts of the
publishers^ '97 90
Gifts from the following persons may be especially men-
The Armenian Benevolent Association of Boston, through
Karekin M. Giragosian, secretary, seventy-nine volumes in the
Howard P. Arnold, thirty-four volumes and four photographs.
Belgium, Institut Cartographique Militaire. Carte topo-
graphique de la Belgique.
The Boston Browning Society, for the Browning Library, ten
volumes, four photographs, and sixteen pieces of music.
The Boston Philatelic Society, through Mr. Herman Corbett,
forty-five volumes of postage- stamp magazines, including the
American Philatelist, vols. 1-13, 1887-99 ; the London Phila-
telist, 1894-98, etc.
Prof. Henry P. Bowditch, seventy-two volumes, including
numerous German scientific works.
The heirs of George Brinley, Philadelphia, a, large paper copy,
in five volumes, of the priced catalogue of the Brinley Library.
From the Boston School Committee, in cooperation with the
publishers, 599 volumes. This gift comprises copies of most of
the text-books used in the public schools of Boston. These have
been placed in the Children's Reference Room. The following
publishers gave these books : Allyn and Bacon ; American Book
Co. ; Boston School Supply Co. ; Butler, Sheldon and Co. ; Prof.
W. O. Crosby ; Ginn and Co. ; J. L. Hammett Co. ; Longmans,
Green and Co. ; Harper and Bros. ; Maynard, Merrill and Co. ;
Heath and Co. ; Henry Holt and Co. ; Houghton, Mifflin and Co. ;
Milton Bradley Co. ; Prang Educational Co. ; B. H. Sanborn and
Co. ; Thos. R. Shewell ; Silver, Burdett and Co. ; The J. B.
Lippincott Co. ; The Macinillan Co. ; The Oliver Ditson Co. ;
Thompson, Brown and Co. ; University Publishing Co.
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 107
Allen A. Brown, 597 volumes.
W. B. Clarke Co., eighty-two posters, illustrating book and
magazine advertisements for the current year.
. Rev. John F. Cummins, a bronze medal commemorating the
year (1900) of Jubilee by His Holiness Leo XIII.
Mrs. Simon Davis, eighty volumes of a miscellaneous character.
The Oliver Ditson Co., 576 volumes of musical publications.
Mrs. Martha W. Faucon, Milton, twenty-seven volumes, Ger-
man and Dutch history.
Andrew D. Fuller, six papers on the water supply, drainage,
etc., of Boston, prepared by the Board of Paris Exposition
managers for Massachusetts.
Mrs. William, W. Gannett, forty volumes of songs and 347
pieces of music.
From the family of the late William Lloyd Garrison, five
volumes of the office copies of the South Carolina State Gazette,
1794-5, 1799-1801, and the Herald of .Freedom. 1843.
From the German Patent Office, 4,665 numbers of the Patent-
schriften. These numbers have been bound in seventy-five vol-
umes, and placed in the Patent Room.
Augustus Hemenway, Carte du theatre de la guerre en
Anierique. Dessine par E. D. Vorzet et publ. par Levy freres.
(Nineteen sheets in a portfolio.)
From Thomas Wentworth Higginson, sixty-eight volumes for
the Galatea Collection, and a volume of historical manuscripts
comprising a number of letters, 106 in all, on the attempted
rescue of Anthony Burns in 1854.
W. Alleyne Ireland, a card catalogue, containing 600 titles of
every separate document, and of many portions of documents,
relating to China, published in the Sessional Papers of the British
Parliament from 1801-1898.
His Majesty King Humbert of Italy, six volumes, containing
the Campagne del Principe Eugenio di Savoia.
Italy. Ministero della Marina, thirty-five volumes and sixty-
nine numbers relating to the naval affairs and public works of
The John Rylands Library, Manchester, England, the catalogue
of the printed books and manuscripts in the library, in three quarto
volumes. Also Catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland
and Ireland, and of books in English printed abroad to the end of
George B. Knapp, sixty-six volumes, relating chiefly to the
Joseph Lee, 160 volumes, largely on social and industrial ques-
Through the generosity of Mrs. John A. Lewis, two rare vol-
umes have been added to the John A. Lewis Collection, namely :
Now or never is the time for men to make sure of their eternal
salvation. By Increase Mather, Boston, B. Eliot, 1713.
A good man making a good end. By Cotton Mather.
Boston, B. Green and J. Allen," for Michael Perry, 1698.
108 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
Also, an autograph letter from the Rev. Thomas Foxcroft to
the Rev. Stephen Williams, Boston, Feb. 14, 1728, on Cotton
George E. Littlefield, a copy of his Early Boston Book^
sellers, 1642-1711, published by the Club of Odd Volumes, 1900.
From the Due de Loubat, Paris, II manoscritto Messicano
Vaticano, 3,738, detto il codice Rios, riprodotto in fotocromo-
grafia a spese di S. E. il duca di Loubat per cura della Biblioteca
Vaticana, Roma, 1900.
Miss Sarah B. Mackintosh and Miss Mariana E. Clarke, fifty-
five volumes, 224 pieces of music.
Miss Elizabeth May, of Leicester, Mass., a collection of ma-
terial relating to the Anti- Slavery agitation in Massachusetts. It
includes a part of the correspondence of her father, the late Rev.
Samuel May, his note-books and many letters, notably his cor-
respondence with Richard D. Webb of Dublin and John Bishop
Estlin of England ; between three and four hundred in all.
Mrs. Julia M. Norris, San Francisco, formerly Mrs. Thomas
Starr King, and Mrs. Horace Davis, her daughter, a collection of
the manuscripts and published works of the late Rev. Thomas
Starr King. The manuscripts include his sermons and addresses.
The Old South Society of Boston, for the Prince Library, a
copy of Samuel Mather's Figures or types of the Old Testament,
etc., sermons. London, 1705.
The Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind,
nineteen volumes in raised letters.
Thomas Sergeant Perry, eighteen volumes in Japanese, includ-
ing Shakespeare's Othello.
Samuel T. Pickard, forty-eight bound volumes of the Portland
Transcript from 1848-97, of which Mr. Pickard was at one time
editor, also three volumes of the Carpet Bag, Boston, 1851, and
three volumes of x the Eclectic, Portland, 1851.
The Red Cross Society, Madrid (La Cruz Roja Espafiola),
twenty-three memoirs and reports of the Society in the different
provinces of Spain.
Dr. Morton Prince, a miscellaneous collection of 242 volumes.
Col. Alfred P. Rockwell, 161 volumes, chiefly English liter-
ature, scientific and educational works.
His Excellency Gov. Roosevelt, the Report of the New York
Monuments Commission for the battlefields of Gettysburg and
Chattanooga, in three volumes.
The Roxburghe Club of Roxbury, twenty-five mounted photo-
graphs, reproductions from Tintoretto, Guido Reni and Raphael,
for the Fine Arts Collection.
Thomas S my the, twenty-* five volumes of manuscript records, of
which eight volumes are copied from the records of Barnstable
County, towns of Eastham, Truro and Provincetown ; nine volumes
copied from wills and deeds from Dorchester ancl Caroline Counties,
Maryland ; and eight volumes of miscellaneous material, copied
chiefly from the Middlesex County records.
Howard M. Ticknor, thirty-nine volumes, relating chiefly to
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 109
music, and a collection of old and scarce Boston concert and
theatre programmes, posters, etc., numbering 8,142.
The 20th Regiment Association, M.V.I., through Capt.
Edward B. Robins, an interesting collection of military accoutre-
ments, belonging to officers of the 19th and 20th regiments,
M.V.I., in the Civil War.
Edward Wheelwright, forty-two volumes, mostly foreign liter-
Edward Whymper, of England, a complete set of his works on
mountain climbing, etc., in ten volumes.
Mrs. Justin Winsor, Cambridge, a volume of matter relating
to Benjamin Franklin.
Charles H. Wise, twenty-five subscriptions to current periodicals
for the Roslindale Reading Room.
2. WORKS OF ART.
3. MISCELLANEOUS GIFTS OF MONEY.
The sum of one hundred dollars has been received from Mr.
Andrew Carnegie, through Col. Thomas Wentworth Higgin-
son, as the first annual contribution for the purchase of books
for the Galatea Collection of books relating to the history of
4. PHOTOGRAPHS, ENGRAVINGS, MEDALS, ETC.
Anonymous 4 Photographs.
Appleton, William S 1 Photograph.
Arnold, Howard P. ..... 1 Chrornophotogravure.
Baillarge, Charles P. F. . . . 5 Photographs.
Bartlett, Prof. Truman .... 2 Photographs.
Bedlington, Charles ..... 1 Framed photograph.
Boston and Albany Railroad . . 9 Photographs.
Boston Browning Society ... 4 Photographs.
Calais, Me., Free Library ... 1 Photograph.
Chase, J. Eastman 1 Vol. containing progres-
sive proofs of the
Peachblow vase, Wal-
Christensen, Niels, Jr. ..... 1 Print.
Coolidge, Baldwin 1 Photograph.
Cummins, Rev. John F. ... 1 Bronze medal.
Curtis, Miss Mary A. H. . . . 4 Framed pictures.
Davis, Andrew McF 10 Photographs.
Doyle, Agnes M 1 Picture.
CITY DOCUMENT No. 23.
Drexel Institute of Art, Science,
and Industry, Philadelphia . . 10 Photographs.
Eaton, Edward B 1 Silver medal.
Fisher, Milton M 1 Photograph.
France. Prefecture du Departe-
ment de la Seine 5 Engravings.
Fowler, Albert S 40 Engravings.
Garrison, Francis J 1 Daguerreotype.
Guiney, Louise Imogen .... 1 Photograph.
Gunning, Mrs. Mary .... 4 Photographs.
Harris, Mrs. A. F 2 Prints".
Haverhill Public Library ... 11 Photographs.
Hiersemann, Karl W 7 Plates.
Howard, George H 62 Prints.
Iconographic Society .... 1 Etching.
John Crerar Library, Chicago . . 5 Photographs.
Knapp, George B 4 Medals.
New England Cotton Manufactur-
ers' Association 1 Bronze medal.
North Adams Public Library . . 1 Photograph.
Roxburghe Club of Roxbury . . 25 Photographs.
Sheffield, Mrs. Gertrude P. . . 25 Photographs.
Swift, Lindsay 1 Print.
Twentieth Regiment Association,
M.V.I. Sword, epaulettes, belt-
Whitney, James L 4 Photographs.
5. BOOKS, PERIODICALS AND NEWSPAPERS.
Aachen, Germany. Handelskammer
Abbot Public Library, Marblehead
Abbott, Dr. Samuel W.
Aberdeen. Chamber of Commerce
Public Library ....
Abu-Khalil, Alexander 1900-01 subscription to Al-Ayam
Academy of Science of St. Louis .
Acker, Finley, Philadelphia .
Actors' Fund of the United States of America
Actuarial Society of America, New York City
Adams, Hon. Charles Francis, Lincoln
Adams, Charles H.
Adams, Robert, Washington
Adams Academy, Quincy
Adams Nervine Asylum
Adler, Dr. Simon L., Rochester
Advance, San Francisco
Aguilar Free Library, New York City
Aiken, Rev. Charles F., Washington
Alabama. Agricultural Experiment Station .
Alabama Historical Society ......
Albany Medical Annals, Publishers of ....
Albany Medical College
Aldrich, N. W., Washington
Alkaloidal Clinic, Publishers of, Chicago ....
Allegheny County Workhouse and Inebriate Asylum,
Allen, Hon. Charles .
Allen, Mrs. Charles A., Brookline ....
Allen, Hon. Charles H., San Juan, Porto Rico .
Allerton, Samuel W., Chicago .....
Allison, William A., New York City .
Altona, Germany. Handelskammer ....
American Academy of Arts and Sciences .
American Academy of Social and Political Science, Phila
American Agriculturist Library, Springfield
American Antiquarian Society, Worcester
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Association to Promote Teaching of Speech to
the Deaf, Philadelphia
American Asylum for the Education and Instruction of
the Deaf and Dumb, Hartford
American Bankers' Association, New York City
American Baptist Home Mission Society, New York City
American Baptist Missionary Union .....
American Bar Association, Philadelphia .
American Bible Society, New York City .
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions
American Catholic Historical Society, Philadelphia .
American Citizen . . . 1900-01 subscription
American Colonization Society ......
American Congregational Association .
American Druggist Publishing Co., New York City .
American Economic Association .....
American Geographical Society, New Y^ork City
American Homes Publishing Co., Knoxville
American Humane Association, Fall River
American Institute of Architects
American institute of Homoeopathy, New York City
American Institute of Mining Engineers, New York City
American-Irish Historical Society .....
American Iron and Steel Association, Philadelphia .
American Jewish Historical Society, Washington
American Journal of Nursing, Publishers of, Rochester .
American Laryngological Association, Washington .
American Medico-Psychological Association, Baltimore .
American Missionary Association, New York City .
American Monthly Magazine, Publishers of ...
American Museum of Natural History, New York City .
American New Church Tract and Publication Society,
American Numismatic and Archaeological Society, New
American Peace Society .......
American Philatelic Association, Chicago ....
American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia .
American Purity Alliance, New York City
American Seamen's Friend Society, New York City .
American Social Science Association .
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Ani-
mals, New York City
American Society of Civil Engineers, New York City
American Society of Superintendents of Training Schools
for Nurses, New York City
American Statistical Association .....
American Surgical Association, Philadelphia .
American Union League Society, New York City
American Unitarian Association . . 2 broadsides
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1 broadside, 1 map
American Warehousemen's Association, New York City .
American Water Works Association. New York City
Amerikanische Turnzeitung, Milwaukee
Amerikas Westnesis, Boston . 1000-01 subscription
Ames, George B. .........
Ames Free Library, North Easton
Among the Clouds, Mt. Washington 1900-01 subscription
Amsterdam. Bureau Municipal de Statistique
Andover Theological Seminary
Andrews, C. W., Chicago
Anti-Imperialist League, Chicago
Anton y Ferrandiz, M., Madrid
Antwerp. Conseil Communal ......
Appleton, D., & Co., New York City
Appleton, William S. ........
Apprentices' Library Company of Philadelphia
Arbeiterstimme, Zurich . 1 periodical subscription
Architectural Studies Co., Chicago
Argentine Republic. Biblioteca del Museo Nacional.
Buenos Aires ........
Biblioteca Nacional, Buenos Aires ....
Direccion General de Estadistica
Ministerio de Agricultura ......
Ministerio de Obras Piiblicas ......
Ministerio del Interior . . . . .
Arizona. Agricultural Experiment Station of the Univer-
sity of Arizona
Arkansas. Agricultural Experiment Station .
Armenian Benevolent Association of Boston
Armstrong, Henry E., Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Arnim, A. K. von, Brookline . . 1,184 newspapers
Arnold, Howard P. . ...
Art Club of Philadelphia
Ashbridge, Hon. Samuel, Philadelphia ....
Ashton-under-Lyne. Public Library ....
Asociacion Salitrera de Propaganda, Iquique
Assan, B. G., Bucharest
Associated Charities of Boston ......
Association of American Anatomists, Washington .
Association of American Physicians, Philadelphia .
Association of Engineering Societies, Philadelphia .
Associazione dell' Indiistria e del Commercio delle Sete
in Italia, Milan .........
Atkinson, Hon. Edward .......
Atlanta University .
Augsburg. Handels- und Gewerbekammer
Australian museum, Sydney ......
Austria. K. K. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei in Wien .
K. K. Hof- und Universitats-Buchhandler
K. K. Statistische Central-Commission ....
K. K. Ackerbau-Ministerium ......
K. K. Handelsministerium ......
Avellanus, A., New York City
Avery, Elroy M., Cleveland ......
Avery, Samuel P., New York City
Axon, William E. A., Manchester, Eng. . x . . " .
Babcock, Stephen, New York City .
Baillie's Institution Free Library, Glasgow
Baird, Henry C., Philadelphia
Baker, Walter, & Co
Balch, Dr. A. W
Balch, Edwin S., Philadelphia
Balch, Thomas W., Philadelphia
Baltimore. Chamber of Commerce
Baltimore Charity Organization . . . .
Bamberg, Germany. Stadtmagistrat . . . . ' .
Bangor. Board of Trade .......
Public Library . . . . . ...
Bangs, Outram . . . . . .
Bank of Japan, Tokyo
Banker and Tradesman, Publishers of ....
Baptist Hospital .........
Bar Association of the City of Boston ....
Bar Association of the City of New York ....
Barbadoes. Colonial Secretary ......
Barb re, Mrs. Mary P., Chatham, 111
Barde, F. S.. Guthrie, Oklahoma
Barmen, Germany. Handelskammer ....
Barnard, James M. . . . . . . . . I
Barnard Memorial ........
Barnes, William A. ........
Barnsley, England. Chamber of Commerce
Barringer, Dr. P. B., Charlottesville, Va
Barrows, Charles M. ........
Barry, Rev. Henry A. . . . .':'.
Barton, Rev. William E., Oak Park, 111. . 3 programmes
Baruch, Dr. Simon, New York City
Basel, Switzerland. Oeffentliche Bibliothek .
Batchelder, Miss Isabelle .......
Batchellor, Hon. Albert S., Concord, N. H.
Batley, England. Chamber of Commerce . . v .
Battersea Public Library, London . .
Baxter, Sylvester, Maiden .... 1 broadside
Bay State Club, Holyoke
Beacon . . . . . .2 1900-01 subscriptions
Beck, Miss Sarah P., Cambridge
Beebe Town Library, Wakefield
Beer, William, New Orleans
Beet Sugar Gazette Company, Chicago ....
Belfast, Ireland. Chamber of Commerce ....
Free Public Library
Belfast Library and Society for Promoting Knowledge .
Belfast, Me. Free Library .......
Belgium. Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique
Commission Centrale de Statistique ....
Institut Cartographique Militaire ... 2 maps
Ministere de 1' Agriculture ......
Ministere de 1'Industrie et du Travail ....
Ministere de 1'Interieur
Ministere de Tlnterieur et de 1'Instruction Publique .
Ministere des Chemins de Fer, Postes et Telegraphes .
Service Beige des Echanges
Belknap, Capt. Charles E., Grand Rapids ....
Belknap, P. H., Brookline .......
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Bell, J. H. .
Bell, Samuel R
Benevolent Fraternity of Churches .....
Bengal. Chamber of Commerce .....
Bennett, Chas. G., Washington
Bent, Allen H
Benton, Josiah H., Jr. .......
Berg, Dr. Carlos, Buenos Aires
Berkshire Baptist Association
Berle, Rev. Adolph A
Berlin. Kaiserliches Statistisches Anit ....
Statistisches Amt der Stadt Berlin . . .
Berliner Klinische Wochenschrift, Editors of, Berlin
Berluc-Perussis, Leon de, Digne .....
Berne. Statistisches Bureau ......
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224 pieces of music 55
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Maine Statesman, Lewiston . . 1900-01 subscription
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Geological Survey ...... 1 map
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State Eeform School .......
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State Library .........
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Nichols, Miss Adelaide A 1
Nickerson, Stephen W. 2
Nijhoff, Martinus, The Hague, Netherlands ... 1
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Delivery stations, 45; need for addition-
De Normandie, Rev. Dr. James, reap-
pointed Trustee, 1; Vice-President, 1, 5.
Documents, Department of, report, 32.
Dwight, Thomas, 5.
East Boston branch, need of new build-
ing for, 2.
Elliott decoration, 5, 8.
Examining Committee, 1900, list of, 4;
Examining Committees, list of, 90-93.
Exhibitions of photographs and engrav-
ings, 3, 22; in children's room, 28.
Expenditures, 2, 7, 58.
Fiction Committee, 14.
Financial condition of the Library, 2, 7,
Fine arts collection, 11, 12.
Fines, 5], 52; Library should retain
money accruing from, 4.
Ford, Daniel Sharp, bequest, 6, 104.
Galatea collection, 12.
Garrison collection of manuscripts, 25.
Genealogical list, 19.
Givers, list of, 106.
Griswold collection of manuscripts, 26.
Harris (Charlotte) collection, 12.
Higginson, Col. Thomas W., 26,
Historical manuscripts, publication of,
Home use of books, 21.
Inter-library loans, 21.
International law, 33.
Issue department, 21.
Italian fiction list, 16.
King, Rev. Thomas Starr, manuscripts,
Lectures on municipal government, 3,
Librarian, report of, 6.
Librarians, list of, 89.
Library agencies, 1, 2.
Library auditor, report, 57.
Library service, schedule, 94.
Library system, 6.
Lincoln, Solomon, President, 1, 5.
Longfellow Memorial Collection, 11.
Manuscripts, 11, 25; illuminated, 14.
Manuscripts, Department of, 3.
Military library, 11.
Mt. Pleasant Delivery Station. (See
Music collection, 12.
Newspapers, 29; expenditure, 2, 10.
Norris, Mrs. Julia M., gift of, 26.
Open shelves at branches, 43.
Ordering department, statement of, 9.
Patent room, 29.
Periodicals, expenditure for, 2, 10; dis-
tribution of, 48.
Photographs, 3, 24.
President, Solomon Lincoln elected, 1.
Printing department, 20.
Public schools, teachers and pupils, 85.
Publications, Library should retain
proceeds from sales, 4; issued, 17; dis-
position of, 21.
Reading rooms, 30.
Reminding of books, need of special ap-
propriation, 4, 51; work done by spe-
cial appropriation, 19.
Reference books needed at stations, 48.
Registration, statistics, 83.
Resignations, list of, 49.
Roslindale reading room, 11, 30, 46.
Schools, cooperation with, 31, 42.
Shelf department, 19.
Shelving, additional, 19.
Smythe, Thomas, gift of, 26.
Special libraries, 22, 23.
Station N, re-established, 30, 46.
Station P (Broadway Extension), 47.
Station S, re located, 30, 46.
Station U, 47.
Station W (North End), 46.
Stations, issue of books, 41.
Statistics, Department of, 3, 25; report,
Supervisor of branches and stations,
Teachers' Geography Club, 31.
Ticknor library, 12.
Trust funds, 63.
Trustees, report of, 1, 5; President, 1;
Vice-President, 1; list of, 88.
Twentieth Regiment Memorial Associa-
Vice-President, Rev. Dr. James De Nor-
mandie elected, 1.
Walker, Gen. Francis A., bronze relief
West End Branch, children's room
established, 30, 44.
West Roxbury Branch, improvements