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BOSTON 

PUBLIC 

LIBRARY 






F R T Y - N I N T II 



ANNUAL REPORT 



I9OO-I9OI 



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. 



LIBRARIAN. 
JAMES L. WHITNEY. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE TRUSTEES 



PUBLIC LIBRARY 



OF THE 



CITY OF BOSTON 



I9OO-I9OI 



BOSTON 
MUNICIPAL PRINTING OFFICE 

1901 



CONTENTS. 



PAGE. 
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 
APPENDIXES : 

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 



IvUI. 
BOSTON 

DELIVERY STATIONS 
5RARY 



FROM THE MAP OF BOSTON ANDSURROUNDINGS} 
BY PERMISSION OF GEO H WALKICR &Co. 




3 SQUARE MILES. 



POPULATION (Census of 1900), 560,892. 











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AREA OF CITY, 



LIBRARY SYSTEM, FEBRUARY 1, 1901. 



DEPARTMENTS. 


Opened. 


Volumes, 
Jan. 31, 

1901. 


Home use, 
Volumes, 
1900-1901. 


Central Library, Copley sq. Established May 2, 1854. . . 
| East Boston Branch, 37 Meridian st 


Mar. 11, 1895 
Jan. 28, 1871 
May 1,1872 
July, 1873 
*Jan 1874 


612,795 
12,054 
14,354 
34,171 
28,785 
14,492 
16,512 

12,816 
12,992 
4,935 
12,044 

87 

1,524 

98 


431,657 
64,461 
75,294 
88,622 
43,706 
42,800 
52,021 

87,604 
50,758 
24,056 
131,532 
5,427 

16,688 

4,768 
6,490 

11,668 
9,391 
8,786 

10,143 
5,840 

5,125 
9,454 
12,083 
26,449 
16,669 
18,398 
14,382 
11,199 
17,039 
4,516 
1,393 


South Boston Branch 372 Broadway 


Roxbury Branch, 46 Millmont st 


J Charlestown Branch, City sq 


t Brighton Branch, Rockland st 


*Jan., 1874 


J Dorchester Branch, Arcadia, cor. Adams st 

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


Jan. 25, 1875 
Aug., 1877 


t Jamaica Plain Branch, Curtis Hall, Centre st 
I West Roxbury Branch, Centre, near Mt. Vernon st.. . . 


Sept., 1877 
*Jan. 6,1880 
Feb. 1,1896 
June 7, 1875 

Dec. 3,1878 

Dec. 27, 1881 
Jan. 1,1883 

Nov. 1,1886 
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- 
land st 


" E. Neponset Delivery Station, 49 Walnut st. . . . 

" F. Mt. Bowdoiu Reading Room, Washington, 
cor Eldon st 


987 


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- 
ket st 


* 75 


" 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 


2,049 


" Q. Upham's Corner Delivery Station, 752 Dud- 
ley st 


" R. Warren Street Delivery Station, 329 War 


May 1,1896 
Jan. 18, 1897 
Nov. 1,1897 
Dec. 27, 1898 
Nov. 3,1899 
Jan. 5,1901 




" S. Roxbury Crossing Delivery Station, 1154 


208 


" T. Boylston Delivery Station, Lamartine, cor 


" U. Ward Nine Delivery Station, 62 Union 
Park st 


196 
203 


W. Industrial School Delivery Station, 39 North 
Bennet st 

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


Total... 




781,377 





* 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 

NcwSPAPCRS 

D QraQ 

i 

CENTRAL LIBRARY, GROUND FLOOR. 




CENTRAL LIBRARY, ENTRESOL A. 



1000 DDDDDDD 




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 
report. 

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- 
poration. 

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 
maintenance. 



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 : 

EXPENDITURES. 

For salaries $179,438 25 

Books and photographs . . 35,287 39 

Periodicals 5,602 79 

Newspapers . . . . 2,108 30 
General maintenance . . . 86,749 61 

$309,186 34 

RECEIPTS. 

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 

$309,186 34 

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 
additional expenditure. 

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 
side. 

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 
inaccessible. 

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 
branches. 

The Library cooperates with the public schools by select- 
ing and collecting books relating to subjects immediately 
under instruction. 

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. 
Alfred Bowditch. 
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. 
John Noble. 
William L. Parker. 
George Putnam. 
Henry R. Reed. 
Rev. W. D. Roberts. 
Mrs. H. H. Sprague. 
Miss Frances Turner. 
D. B. Updike. 
Horace G. Wadlin. 
Mrs. Darwin E. Ware. 
Samuel Wells. 
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 
report. 

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 
popular use. 

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 
general report. 

SOLOMON LINCOLN, 

President. 
JAMES DE NORMANDIE, 

Vice President. 
JOSIAH H. BENTON, JR., 
HENRY P. BOWDITCH, 
THOMAS DWIGHT. 

MAY 3, 1901. 



6 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23. 



LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. 



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. 

FINANCE. 

Details as to the receipts and payments for the year are 
given in the statement of the Auditor (Appendix I. of this 
report). 

The financial condition of the Library for 1900-1901, 
briefly exhibited, is as follows : 

ENDOWMENTS. 

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 

22,068 19 



$334,853 24 

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 



$309,186 34 

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 

$4,202 49 

General book funds . . $7,759 36 

Less outstanding orders . . 1,968 59 

5,790 77 

Exchange account . . . . . 1,853 75 

Interest: domestic account ..... 1,739 78 
Cash donations : balances on hand . . . 273 27 

$13,860 06 



8 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23. 

It is to be observed further that the bulk of the above 
available balance is composed of funds applicable only to 
the purchase of books, and to a great extent of funds which 
must be reserved for the purchase of books of a very special 
character. 

SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS. 

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 



$2,575 69 

BUILDINGS, EQUIPMENT, AND GENERAL AD- 
MINISTRATION. 

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 



I 

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 
City authorities. 

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. 

BOOKS RECEIVED. 

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 



10 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 23. 



The number of volumes in the Library January 31, 1901, 
was 781,377. 
Books bought for the Central Library : 

Volumes. 
9,680 



City appropriation 
Trust funds 



Books bought for the branches : 

City appropriation .... 
Special appropriation 
Fellowes Athenaeum 



3,388 
13,068 

9,696 

344 

1,019 



11,059 
Total 24,127 

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 : 

1900-1901. 

For Central Library 
(including deposit 
collection) . . $13,187 70 
For branches . . 9,254 97 



Trust funds expended for books 



Trust funds expended for news- 
papers ...... 



$22,442 67 
12,539 96 

$34,982 63 
2,108 30 



1899-1900. 



$10,401 71 

4,488 92 



$37,090 93 

City money expended for periodicals : 
For Central Library $3,998 29 
For branches . . 1,604 50 

$5,602 79 



$4,365 30 
1,455 27 



Total : 

City money 
Trust funds 



$28,045 46 
14,648 26 



$42,693 72 



$42,693 72 



10^367 39 

$25,258 02 

1,970 38 

$27,228 40 



$5,820 57 
$33,048 97 



In addition to this amount purchases were made from the 
following special funds (gifts) : 

Carnegie $8 14 

Numismatic . s . 88 97 
Lewis . 80 45 



Hyams . 

Dunphy 

Old South Society 

Whiting 



28 74 
3 46 

15 00 
2 00 

$304 76 



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 
this report. 

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 
follows : 

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 
(Madrid, 1882). 

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, 
1885). 

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 
Germany, 1873-93. 

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. 

AUCTION SALES. 

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 
Library. 

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 
knowledge. 

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 
application. 

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 Committee. 

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. 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 15 

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 : 

1900-1901. 1899-1900. 

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 

Branches : 

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. 

COOPERATIVE INDEX. 

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 



16 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23. 

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 
work. 

TRANSFERS. 

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. 

PRINTING. 

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- 
ing. 

SPECIAL CATALOGUES. 

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 
list. 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 



17 



PUBLICATIONS. 

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 



.05 
Free. 
.25 

Exchange 
only. 
Free. 

Free. 



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- 
ary, 1901). 

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. 

GENEALOGY. 

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 : 

Volumes. 

General Collection, including Deposit Collec- 
tion 15,838 

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 
anxiety. 

THE BINDING OF BOOKS. 

The output of the Library Bindery has been: 

Volumes. 
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 



Total 11,810 

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 : 

Volumes. 

Library Bindery (regular work) . . . 22,072 

Rebinding ($10,000 allowance) . . . 11,810 

Rebinding popular books . . . .12,900 

Binding pamphlets (special collection) . . 2,000 

Total 48,782 

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 
Library. 

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 
departments. 

BATES HALL. 

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 
quite large. 

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. 

EXHIBITIONS. 

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 
Victoria. 

There have been exhibitions of pictures at the branch 
libraries and stations. These exhibitions are changed every 
month. 

CLASSES. 

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. 

PHOTOGRAPHS. 

The collection of photographs consists of the following : 

Painting 5,524 

Architecture 5,349 

Sculpture . . 2,114 

Miscellaneous .... 300 



Total . 13,287 

Process pictures : 

Painting 2,498 

Architecture 2,050 

Sculpture 715 

Unclassified ... . 175 



Total 5,438 

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. 

MANUSCRIPTS. 

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 
public. 

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- 
tations. 

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 
prices. 

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 
public use. 

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 
only. 

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 : 

Fiction 48,630 

Non-fiction 4,602 

Bates Hall books 6,991 

60,223 

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 : 

Fiction 32,745 

Non-fiction 5,516 

38,261 



Total issue of children's books . . . . 105,901 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 29 

PATENTS. 

The work in the Patent Room increases from year to year ; 
progress is being made in the different lists which are pre- 
paring. 

1899-1900 1900-1901 

Number of visitors . . . . 3,336 3,568 

Number of volumes consulted . . 47,460 71,021 

Number of volumes in the Patent Room . 8,479 

NEWSPAPERS. 

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.- 

x* 

LECTURES. 

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 
11, 1901. 



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 
Committee. 

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 
Library. 

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, 

Librarian. 
APRIL 12, 1901. 



32 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23. 



SUPPLEMENTS TO THE REPORT OF THE 
LIBRARIAN. 



(A) 

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

To the Librarian : 

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 : 



YEAR. 


Accessions. 


Transfers from 
Stacks. 


Total. 


1898-1899 


343 




343 


1899-1900 


2 039 


1 000* 


3 382 


1900 1901 


2,253 


414 


6049 











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 

^Estimated. 



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 
branch. 

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 
issues. 

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 
endeavor. 

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 
special investigation. 

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 
circulation. 



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. 
Respectfully submitted, 

WOKTHINGTON C. FORD. 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 41 



(B.) 

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

To the Librarian: 

SERVICE OF THE BRANCHES AND STATIONS FROM THE 
CENTRAL LIBRARY. 

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 



42 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23. 

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 
summer. 

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 
offered them. 

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. 

BRANCHES. 

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 
last year. 

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 



44 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23. 

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 
home use. 

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 
month. 

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 
on Sunday. 

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 
the inmates. 

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 
number 17,552. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LANGDON L. WARD. 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 



49 



(C.) 
DEATHS AND RESIGNATIONS, 1900-1901. 



NAME. 


Department. 


Entered 
Service 


Discontinued. 


Edward F. Barry 
Thomas H. Kenney... 
Louise L. Desmond . . . 
Robert E. St. Louis . . . 
Margaret D. Whitney. 
John L. McKiernan... 
Otto E. Zaugg 


Bates Hall 


March 28, 1890. 
Nov. 5, 1897.... 
May 1, 1895.... 
Jan. 4, 1897... 
Oct. 24, 1898.... 
Oct. 10, 1896.... 
April 22, 1895.. 
Jan. 22,1897... 
Oct. 28, 1899.... 
Jan. 27, 1899.... 
March 26, 1897. 
Nov. 12, 1900. . . 
Nov. 4, 1897.... 
June 1,1900.... 
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.. 
Issue , 
Ordering 
Special Libraries 
Issue., .v 
Bates Hall .. 


James L. Maguinness. 
Clyde Therrien 


Periodical 
Special Libraries 
Janitor 
Ordering 


Samuel Chavies 
Arthur E. F. Smith ... 
Robert J. Doherty .... 
Alice F. Sumner 
Louise Imogen Guiney 
Joseph A. Lucid 


Periodical 
South Boston Branch. . . 
Catalogue ,... 
Issue 



50 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23. 



REPORT OF THE EXAMINING COMMITTEE 
FOR 1900-1901. 

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 : 

On Administration. 

Samuel Wells, 

William F. Apthorp, Francis H. Brown, 

James C. Davis, Mrs. Darwin E. Ware. 

On Books. 

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. 

On Finance. 

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 
standard authorities. 

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 
Library. 

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, 

Chairman. 
MARY ELIZABETH BLAKE, 

Secretary. 



APPENDIXES 



1900. 



LIST OF APPENDIXES. 



PAGE. 

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 



APPENDIX I. 
. FINANCE. 



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- 
4901. 

Respectfully, 

A. A. NICHOLS, 

Auditor. 

RECEIPTS. 

Appropriation, 1900-1901 $290,766 10 

Income from trust funds : 

Balance from 1899-1900 . . . $6,15610 
During the year . . . . 11,691 29 

17,847 39 

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 

$21,995 44 

Balance in hands of Baring Bros. 

& Co 72 75 

22,068 19 

Gifts : 

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, 
unexpended February 
1, 1900 . . . $0 01 
During the year . . 200 00 

200 01 

From Andrew Carnegie . . . 100 00 
From Old South Society . . . 15 00 

578 03 

Exchange account : 

Lost books, sales of duplicates, etc. : 

Balance from 1899-1900 . . $1,569 85 
During the year . . . . 283 90 

1,853 75 

Interest on bank deposit ..... 1,739 78 



$334,853 2'4 
EXPENDITURES. 



General Library accounts, including the cost of 

maintaining branches : 
Salaries : 

General administration $141,201 87 
Sunday and evening 

force . . . 18,400 37 

$159,602 24 

Books -: 

City appro- 
priation, $19,178 03 
City appro- 
priation, 
London 

account, 3,264 64 
Periodi- 
cals, 
London 
account, 5 00 



$22,447 67 



Trust funds income, 
including London 
account . . . 12,539 96 

34,987 63 



Carried forward . . .$194,58987 $334,853 24 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 59 



Brought forward . . . $194,589 87 


Newspapers : 




Todd fund 


2,108 30 


Periodicals . 


5,597 79 


Binding : 




Salaries . . $14,830 47 




Stock . . . / 2,282 57 




Equipment . . . 118 80 




Contract work . . 11,393 92 v 


, 


, . / British patent \ 1Q7 ^ifi 
\ specifications./ 






28,823 34 




Printing : 




Salaries . . . $5,005 54 




Stock .... 2,237 96 




Equipment . . . 299 10 




Contract work . . 1,046 78 






8,589 38 


Furniture and fixtures 


11^837 47 


Gas . 


1,568 70 


Electric lighting .... 


2,393 13 


Cleaning . . . 


7,333 78 


Small supplies . 


fl 495 63 


Stationery 


2,434 95 


Rent of branches and reading-rooms . 


5,215 01 


Fuel 


11,899 32 


Repairs ...... 


10,964 01 


Freights and cartage .... 


1,153 74 


Transportation between Central Library, 




branches and delivery stations 


3,488 63 


Delivery stations, rent and services 


4,184 51 


Water-rates . \ . 


481 60 


Telephone service .... 


256 20 


Postage and telegrams 


1,171 85 


Typewriting ..... 


7 80 


Travelling expenses .... 


451 45 


Grounds 


8 12 


Stereopticon . . 


293 00 


Stenographic report of lectures, etc. . 


29 00 


Premium on surety bond 


5 00 


Remittance to J. S. Morgan & Co., 




London ..... 


1,500 00 


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 



60 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23. 

Brought forward . $287 76 $308,881 58 $334,853 24 
Books: Old South Church 

Society gift . . . 15 00 
Lilian Whiting gift . . 2 00 

304 76 

309,186 34 



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 

$14,167 66 

In hands of Baring Bros. & Co. : 

General funds . . . . 72 75 

14,240 41 

Cash on deposit with New England Trust Co., and 

on hand : 
Unexpended of donations carried to account of 

1901-1902 : 

Boston Numismatic Society . . $127 63 
J. W. Dunphy .... 12 22 

Elizabeth Lewis . . . . 119 56 

Andrew Carnegie . . . . 13 86 

273 27 

Exchange account : lost books, etc. . . 1,853 75 

Interest on bank deposit .... 1,739 78 

$25,666 90 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 



61 



GENERAL APPROPRIATION. 

Comparative Statement for Fiscal Years ending January 31, 1899, 1900 and 1901. 





1898-99. 


1899-1900. 


1900-1901. 


Salaries : General administration 


$128,109 74 
17 166 98 


$133,886 00 
18 542 37 


$141,201 87 
18 400' 37 


Binding Salaries 


12 607 57 


13*213 02 


14 830 47 


" Stock 


1 499 48 


1 715 99 


2 282 57 




2 918 46 


2 752 46 


11 393 92 


" Equipment 


419 66 


55 27 


118 80 


Books . 


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 


Gas 


1 825 14 


1 464 30 


1 568 70 


Electric lighting 


1 968 74 


2,182 92 


2 393 13 


Supplies. ... 


2 416 13 


1 620 44 


2 484 00 


Cleaning 


7 404 85 


7 121 56 


7*333 78 


Printing Equipment 


1*068 02 


1 025 62 


299 10 


" Stock . . . . 


2 601 24 


2 000 04 


2 237 96 


" Contract work 


1,547 31 


1*196 57 


1 046 78 


" Salaries 


4 806 19 


4 783 49 


5 005 54 


Stationery . 


2 023 91 


1 855 90 


2 434 96 


Typewriting 


*261 83 


*228 05 


7 80 


Fuel 


^ 6 789 78 


8 175 54 


11 899 32 


Rents 


5,600 00 


5,620 00 


5*215 01 


Repairs 


7 079 41 


5 354 68 


10 964 01 


Freights and cartage 


751 66 


802 88 


1 153 74 


Transportation between Central Library and 
branches 


3 573 17 


3 568 23 


3 488 63 


Delivery station s 


4,030 40 


4,025 24 


4 184 51 


Travelling expenses .... 


495 90 


443 28 


451 45 


Postage and telegrams 


1 054 52 


898 61 


1 171 85 


Water rates 


' 1,718 60 


1 914 80 


481 60 


Telephone service 


334 60 


348 67 


256 20 


Miscellaneous expense 


300 00 


675 27 


338 9 5 


Advertising 


326 75 


2 40 


38 


Insurance .... 


135 00 






Grounds 


2 40 


6 75 


8 12 


Remittance to J. S. Morgan & Co London 




2 028 57 


1 500 00 












$246,855 87 


$255,000 00 


$290,766 10 



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 



62 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 23. 



SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS. 

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 : 

Books ........ 

Balance February 1, 1901 

Bust of Gen. Walker : 

Balance February 1, 1900 
Payment : 

Richard Edwin Brooks 



$85,434 70 



8,606 76 
$76,827 94 
contracts. 

$4,821 81 

$3,010 92 
435 23 

$2,575 G9 

$1,200 00 
1,200 00 



LONDON ACCOUNTS. 





Balances 
from 
1899-1900. 


Remittances 
and Interest 
1900-1901. 


Total 
Credits. 


Expendi- 
tures, 
1900-1901. 


Balances 
to 
1901-1902. 


J. S.Morgan & Co., 
J. S. Morgan & Co., 


s. d. 
4,118 12 11 


s. d. 

308 6 61 

93 12 10 J 


s. d. 
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s. d. 
1,612 6 5 


s. d. 
2,908 5 10 


Baring Bros & Co 


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401 19 4 


4,535 12 3 


1,612 6 5 


2,923 5 10 



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66 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23. 



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 
astronomy. 

PHILLIPS FUND. This is a gift from the late JONATHAN PHILLIPS 
of Boston, in April, 1853. 

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

The interest on this fund is to be used exclusively for the purchase 
of books for said Library. 
Also a bequest in his will, dated September 20, 1849. 

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

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

ABBOTT LAWRENCE FUND. This is the bequest of ABBOTT LAW- 
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 
27, 1873. 

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

TOWNSEND FUND. This is 'a gift from William Minot and William 
Minot, 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 
College.' 

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

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

FRANKLIN CLUB FUND. This is a gift made in . 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 

$10,450 00 

CHARLOTTE HARRIS FUND. Bequest of CHARLOTTE HARRIS, late 
of Boston, the object of which is stated in the following extract from 
her will: 

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

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

SCHOLFIELD FUND. Bequest of ARTHUR 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 

861,800 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 

$2,000 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, 
1896. 

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

CHARLES MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUST FUND. Received from 
Charles Mead, executor of the estate of Charles Mead, the amount of 
legacy of the late Charles Mead, to constitute the " CHARLES MEAD 
PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUST FUND," for the promotion of the objects of 
the Public Library, in such manner as the government of said Library 
shall deem best, and so far as 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, 

1897. 

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

Bond $1,000 00 



70 



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 



$2,854 4L 

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. 



Scholfield Fund 

Bates Fund 

Todd Fund 

Phillips Fund 

Phillips Fund 

Bowditch Fund 

Charlotte Harris Fund . 

Abbott Lawrence Fund .... 

Treadwell Fund 

Artz Fund 

Twentieth Regiment Memorial Fund 

Pierce Fund 

Townsend Fund 

Ticknor Fund 

Charles Mead Fund .... 

Green Fund 

Bigelow Fund ...... 

Thomas B. Harris Fund .... 

Franklin Club Fund .... 

John Boyle O'Reilly Memorial Fund 

Bradlee Fund 

Edward Lawrence Fund .... 
Charles Greely Loring Memorial Fund . 
South Boston Branch Library Trust Fund 
Codman Memorial Fund 
Ford Fund 



$61,800 00 

50,000 00 

50,000 00 

20,000 00 

10,000 00 

10.000 00 

10,000 00 

10,000 00 

10,487 69 

10,000 00 

5,000 00 

5,000 00 

4,000 00 

4,000 00 

2,500 00 

2,000 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

500 00 

500 00 

100 00 

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6,000 00 



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APPENDIX II. 



EXTENT OF THE LIBRARY BY YEARS. 



YEARS. 


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VOLUMES IN LIBRARY AND BRANCHES, JANUARY 31, 1901, 
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467 


Duplicate room 


Brighton branch 
Charlestown branch . . 
Dorchester branch. . . 
East Boston branch.. 
Jamaica Plain branch 
1 North End branch . . 
Roxbury branch 
Fellowes Athenaeum 
South Boston branch 
South End branch 


1,202 
348 
1,509 
1,435 
1,555 
loss 8 

3 


1'S 2,896 
402 
loss 69 
308 
385 
185 


1'S 1,628 
936 
113 
1'S 683 
466 
169 


1'S 424 

990 
I's440 
1'8 588 
498 
199 


1's 324 
1,070 
1's 118 
1's 505 
721 
414 

loss 1 
1,524 


W. Roxbury branch . . 
Lower Mills reading 






33 






Roslindale reading 
















Mattapan reading 










73 
74 
74 
261 


24 
932 
loss 7 
724 


1 

loss 30 






Mt. Bowdoin reading 










16 
1 

290 


loss 1 
172 
213 
137 


loss 5 


North Brighton read- 




8 






Broadway Extension 








307 


295 
loss 5 
59 
.203 


Roxbury Crossing de- 










Ward Nine delivery 


















Andrew Square read- 






































Total 


20,256 


8,633 


20,915 


29,927 


18,695 


35,698 


35,129 


17,162 


30,333 


34,994 





1 Collection transferred to West End branch. 



80 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 23. 



PLACED ON THE SHELVES FEBRUARY 1, 1900, TO JANUARY 31, 1901. 





Placed on 
the shelves. 


Condemned, 
missing, 
transferred. 


Net gain. 




* 29 431 


4 382 


25 Oi9 


Central Library Duplicate room .... 


1 10 297 


2 204 


8 093 


Brighton branch 


967 


832 


135 




1 58 9 


* 4 740 


loss 3 158 


Dorchester branch 


924 


339 


585 


East Boston branch 


1 154 


659 


495 


Jamaica Plain branch 


818 


351 


467 


Roxbury branch, City collection 
Roxbury branch, Fellowes Athenaeum. . 
South Boston branch 


15 
1,183 

1 068 


339 
113 
1 186 


lOSS, 324 
1,070 

loas ' 118 


South End branch 


833 


1,338 


loss 505 


West End branch 


898 


177 


721 


West Roxbury branch 


442 


28 


414 


Lower Mills reading room.. 




1 


loss 1 


Roslindale reading room .... 


1 524 




1 524 










Mt Bowdoin reading room 




5 




North Brighton reading room .... 








Broadway Extension reading room 
Roxbury Crossing delivery station 
Ward Nine delivery station 


435 

7 
65 


140 
12 
6 


295 
loss, 5 
59 


Andrew-square reading room 


203 




203 










Total 


51 846 


16 852 


34 994 











* Includes 4,801 volumes, Harris collection, transferred to Central Library, 
t Includes 9,853 volumes stored at various branches, properly belonging in the 
Duplicate room. 



CLASSES. 



I. 

II. 

III. 

IV. 

V. 

VI. 

VII. 

Till. 

IX. 

X. 

XI. 

Xlla. 

XII6. 

XIII. 

XIV. 

XV. 

XVI. 

XVII. 

XVIII. 

XIX. 

XX. 

XXI. 

XXII. 

XXIII. 

. XXIV. 

XXV. 

XXVI. 

XXVII. 

XXVIII. 



Cyclopaedias, etc 

Bibliography and literary history 

General history, biography and geography , 

*American literature 

* English literature 

* French literature 

* Italian literature 

* German literature 

Greek, Latin and philology 

* Spanish and Portuguese literature 

* Oriental literature 

Periodicals 

Transactions 

Theology, ecclesiastical history, etc 

Metaphysics, social science, etc 

Political economy 

Jurisprudence 

Medical science 

Natural history and science 

Mathematics, physical science, etc 

Industrial arts, etc 

Fine arts 

Bound volumes of miscellaneous pamphlets 

Bound volumes of manuscripts 

Shakespeare 

Books for the blind 

Stack 4 and " Y " 

Duplicate room 

Deposit collection 

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. 



SPECIAL LIBRARIES. 



1880. 


1889. 




1890. 


1892. 


1894. 


1894. 


1894. 


1896. 


1896. 


1897. 




Franklin 
library. 


Gilbert 
library. 


ft 

se 

S 

- 


John A. 
Lewis 
library. 


Military 
library. 


John Adams 
library. 


l& 
c2 

.= 
E3R3 

<5 


Chamberlain 
library. 


Galatea 
library. 


Codman 
library. 


1 

I 1 


Newspaper 


























10 




g 








1 




21 


I 


I 




1 




2 












112 




3 




492 


75 


911 


679 


820 








344 




822 




18 


270 


5,269 












248 


31 


51 




3 


4 


430 












158 


I 


3 






1 














g 




4 




1 


2 


618 












48 




3 




3 


1 


1 












g 




2 






1 


1 












3 












28 












18 








1 


14 














39 




3 


5 


























12 






2 










4 




2 




29 


2 














440 




2 
































101 






1 3,019 






42 








4 
















41 


























103 






20 


1 






1 
















5 


1 


4 














320 


















8 643 




33 


258 


1 






50 


















1 




12 






1 








150 


























































































































































616 


422 


7,373 


682 


821 


3,019 


8,644 


150 


1,569 


714 


898 


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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. 

,he special libraries column show the year when these collections were acquired by the Lib) 

:s, and language of the countriesspecified. 











*3 
'5 




1898. 






1 

M 

a 





Browning 
collection. 


Charlotte 
Harris 
collection. 


Statistical 
department. 


Total, Includi 
libraries. 






31 


o 


2 506 






13 


55 


16 032 






495 


g 


17 496 


11 




793 


803 


83 49 




384 


1,138 

285 
70 
58 


22 
15 
6 
47 


63,240 
30,415 
12,743 
21 398 






54 




jo 777 






53 


' 2 


7 998 






176 


102 


16 950 


,73^ 




456 


12 


33 057 






22 




7 371 






255 




41 187 






47 


1 125 


26 451 






50 


3 2*0 


10 881 






20 


113 


12 681 







10 
86 


261 
37 


23,820 
18 132 






57 


68 


27 024 






20 


88 


16 308 






20 


96 




29757 










158 






16 




459 










3 234 










578 










38 107 










30 122 










8 421 












,746 


404 


4,301 


6,049 


612,795 



SPECIAL LIBRARIES. 



1880. 


1889. 




1890. 


1892 


Franklin 
library. 


Gilbert 
library. 


|f 
is 

&- 


John A. 
Lewis 
library. 


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a 












10 











1 




2 






492 
18 


75 
270 


911 
5 269 


679 


82( 


3 


4 


430 








1 








1 


2 


618 






3 


1 


1 








1 


1 










28 






1 


14 


















12 






2 




29 


2 






















101 






4 




















20 


1 






] 


5 


1 


4 


















50 








12 






1 
































































616 


422 


7,373 


682 


821 



le the Shakespeare collection of the ge 
rmer " Lower Hall " collection, which 
)f 30,122 there are stored at branches, 9, 
,he special libraries column show the y 



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Franklin library .... 
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CITY DOCUMENT No. 23. 



APPENDIX V. 

CLASSIFICATION. 

* BRANCH LIBRARIES. 

As Reported by Custodians of Branches, January 31, 1901. 





Brighton. 


Dorchester. 


1 

8 
M 

& 


Jamaica Plain. 


South Boston. 


"d 

a 
W 

| 
1 


West End. 


West Roxbiiry. 


Station P. 


Reference books 


389 


504 


405 


487 


421 


365 


512 


168 


34 


Genealogy and heraldry 


13 


3 


23 




4 


5 


10 


3 




Biography 


1 336 


1350 


1 076 


1 210 


1 183 


1 376 


1 199 


409 


66 


History 


1 376 


1,278 


1,162 


1,070 


1,216 


1,109 


1 140 


403 


105 


Fine arts, archaeology 


263 


290 


243 


302 


341 


272 


245 


75 


17 


Geography, travels 


889 


864 


645 


687 


776 


772 


115 


257 


93 


Language ... 


84 


69 


55 


88 


57 


62 


123 


12 


5 


Literature 


1 577 


1,323 


1 362 


1,170 


1 127 


1,372 


1 198 


454 


68 


Medicine, hygiene 


84 


56 


85 


65 


108 


98 


66 


19 




Natural science 


488 


346 


295 


370 


396 


370 


513 


106 


58 


Philosophy, ethics, education.. 
Religion, theology 


287 
280 


195 
185 


164 
154 


192 
185 


200 
237 


224 
210 


245 
825 


52 
46 


4 

2 


Sociology 


190 


103 


110 


119 


122 


1 113 


228 


43 


17 


Law . .. 


16 


5 


15 




21 


14 


6 




1 


Useful and industrial arts 
Amusements, games, sports. .. 
Fiction'... 


247 
75 

4 674 


186 

67 
6 257 


154 
68 
3 783 


190 
71 

3 874 


192 
69 
4 423 


161- 
74 
3 678 


278 
69 
2 044 


51 
14 
853 


19 
6 
165 


Books for the young 


1,495 


1 660 


1 546 


1 496 


1 392 


1 544 


1 977 


1326 


1 273 


Bound periodicals 


729 


1,171 


470 


1,075 


1,378 


782 


591 


168 


46 


Unclassified 




570 


239 


327 


691 


215 




476 


70 






















Total. 


14 492 


16 512 


12 054 


12 99^ 


14 354 


12 816 


12 044 


4 935 


2 049 























* For the Charlestown and Roxbury Branches the figures of the re-classification are not 
yet completed. 



KEG 

Statistical Repoi 



DIVISIONS. 


Live Cards 
Feb. 1, 1900. 


CARDS ISSUED FEBRU 


RE-REGISTRATIONS. 


NEW I 


Males. 


Females. 


Males. 


Over 
21. 


Under 
21. 


Over 
21. 


Under 
21. 


Over 
21. 


Ur 

2 


Central Library 


24,703 
1,050 
2,513 
2,116 
2,985 
2,179 
3,671 
3,698 
2,066 
3,481 
817 
.375 
701 
426 
338 
728 
1 003 


172 
5 
9 
9 

6 
13 
19 
1 
4 
3 

2 
1 
2 
2 


3 


198 
5 
13 
13 
6 
15 
32 
25 
1 
5 
2 
2 
2 
5 
9 
6 
1 
2 
2 


3 


2,058 
43 
111 
57 
120 
44 
65 
120 
97- 
274 
21 
17 
50 
10 
30 
54 
68 
31 
36 
13 
10 
51 
127 
147 
43 
73 
87 
44 
33 
78 
12 


i 


Brighton Branch 




Dorchester Branch ,. . 
East Boston Branch 
Jamaica Plain Branch 
Roxbury Branch 




1 
1 
1 







South Boston Branch 
South End Branch 




West End Branch 
West Roxbury Branch.. 
Station A 





i 




44 B 




D 


:: 


1 

2 


" E . 




" G 




" H 


645 
627 
355 
344 

556 

772 
1 800 


2 
4 






44 j 







K. 




" L 










41 M 






1 

5 




44 N 


1 


3 




44 P... 





44 O 


900 
1,185 
1,624 
987 
454 
64 


1 


44 R 




1 

1 
1 


1 


44 S... 


1 




i T 




u 

44 W 


2 


3 


1 
























Totals .. 


63.163 


261 


g 


353 


11 


4,024 





Number of calls made by messenger v 

t 



APPENDIX VI. 

ISTRATION DEPARTMENT. 

, February 1, 1900, to January 31, 1901. 



ARY 1, 1900 JANUARY 31, 1901. 


|| 

V 


Expired (issued un- 
der two-year limit) . 


Ii 

Hi 


!* 
13 

'3 
O 


Lost 
repla 


&EGI8TRATIONS. 


'RENEWALS. 




Females. 


Males. 


Females. 


ider 
1. 


Over 
21. 


Under 
21. 


Over 
21. 


Under 
21. 


Over 
21. 


Under 
21. 


Paid 
for. 


766 


2,375 


714 


2,318 


466 


2,726 


268 


36,770 


11,906 


24,864 


161 


257 


111 


52 


Il7 


71 


88 


132 


83 


1,757 


636 


1,121 


71 


8 


277 


91 


274 


102 


109 


206 


98 


3,803 


1,463 


2,340 


*173 


20 


169 


114 


152 


85 


113 


205 


125 


3,159 


1,169 


1,990 


*126 


10 


389 


92 


397 


135 


162 


267 


170 


4,726 


1,751 


2,975 


no 


17 


231 


100 


193 


93 


115 


312 


146 


3,435 


1,469 


1,966 


*213 


14 


401 


154 


431 


142 


210 


378 


237 


5,734 


2,288 


3,446 


*225 


24 


403 


143 


388 


158 


190 


356 


173 


5,673 


2,058 


3,615 


*83 


20 


91 


227 


41 


106 


57 


314 


^33 


3,034 


1,174 


1,860 


*206 


9 


234 


181 


297 


1 137 


118 


164 


121 


5,016 


1,907 


3,109 


*372 


14 


35 


73 


40 


78 


42 


177 


36 


1,324 


428 


896 


79 


3 


32 


46 


27 


13 


10 


28 


16 


566 


139 


427 


52 





183 
49 
21 
47 
103 
49 
75 
32 
43 
74 


126 
20 
43 
100 
94 
105 
106 
43 
13 
87 


111 

. 27 
31 
69 
106 

82 
28 
52 
75 


42 
26 
21 
24 
23 
21 
26 
21 
6 
23 


42 

7 
9 
9 
24 
9 
23 
8 
19 
17 


74 
43 
31 

57 
29 
65 
70 
23 
8 
38 


57 
15 
8 
12 
24 
22 
18 

20 
20 


1,390 
630 
545 
1,108 
1,475 
1,022 
1,069 
534 
515 
942 


404 
158 
217 
290 
430 
287 
265 
132 
132 
220 


986 
472 
328 
818 
1,045 
735 
804 
402 
383 
722 


285 
46 
*10 
90 
42 
90 
177 
47 
39 
166 

















235 

267 

87 


248^ 
73 
108 


204 
144 

78 


33 
49 
34 


18 
41 

29 


55 
29 

82 


18 
30 

28 


1,716 
*,583 
1,390 


360 
772 
452 


1,356 
1,811 
938 


584 
11 
38 







94 
216 
83 
50 
256 
129 


163 
109 
73 
93 
50 
29 


111 
322 
110 
93 
293 
114 


45 
27 
25 
16 

7 
4 


37 

40 
35 
10 
10 


100 
41 
33 
42 
3 
1 


32 
69 
23 
18 
50 


1,841 
2,538 
1,414 
815 
811 
290 


538 
489 
415 
136 


1,303 
2,049 
999 
679 
811 
290 


118 
425 
12 
225 
747 
290 












,,232 


5,331 


5,192 


3,911 


2,068 


6,089 


1,981 


97,625 


32,085 


165,540 


2,377 


396 



erifying addresses, 8,189. Total number of persons attended to, 67,305, 
Includes 4,200 duplicate numbers. 



Cards 
teed. 






After 
delay. 


It 


449 


8,343 


104 


721 


58 


1,255 


142 


792 


220 


1,067 


106 


647 


232 


1,232 


278 


3,507 


113 


2,318 


226 


3,181 


18 


341 


21 


178 


34 


390 


31 


150 


49 


218 


71 


237 


78 


330 


24 


263 


55 


302 


47 


167 


42 


177 


65 


292 


77 


394 


131 


628 


66 


404 


126 


563 


97 


355 


59 


300 


59 


319 


68 


210 


4 


16 


3,150 


29,297 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 



83 



CLASSIFICATION OF HOLDERS OF U LIYE CARDS," 

JANUARY 31, 1901. 
BY SEX AND OCCUPATION. 



CLASSES. 


ORDINARY. 


Special 
cards. 


Permanent 
residents. 


i Non- 
residents. 


MALES. 
Over 21 years of age. 
Professional classes .... 


2,009 
390 
1,120 
7,311 
1,740 
380 

1,190 
562 
392 
1,090 
8,143 
540 
352 


106 
152 
790 
62 
254 


272 

28 


Teachers 


Students 


Business men 


32 


Unemployed 






Under 21 years of age. 
Clerks . 


32 




Office and errand boys 












8 
7 




Pupils of Grammar schools 




Pupils of Grammar schools under 12 years . . 
Other students .. 




48 








FEMALES. 
Over 21 years of age. 
Professional classes . 


351 
1,618 
1,010 
4,306 
7,994 
7,582 

1,412 

470 
1,008 
1,280 
8,312 

608 
364 


62 
126 
1,032 
94 
68 
370 

66 


191 
43 




Students 


Business women . . 




Married 






9 


Under 21 years of age. 
Clerks 


Errand girls 






61 

18 
14 


. 


Pupils of Latin and High schools ... 




Pupils of Grammar schools 




Pupils of Grammar schools under 12 years .. 
Other students 




61 








Totals 


61,534 


3,431 


575 





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). 



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BY WARDS. 



d 

jz; 

1 
1 


No. of 
card- 
holders 


Population 
census of 1900 


Percentage 
of card 
holders. 


Ward No. 


No. of 
card- 
holders 


Population 
census of 1900 


Percentage 
of card- 
holders. 


1.. 


1,383 


22,832 


.0605 


14... 


1,854 


21,453 


.0864 


2.. 


1,056 


22,924 


.0460 


15... 


1,760 


19,700 


.0893 


3.. 


972 


14,564 


.0667 


16... 


1,714 


20,017 


.0856 


4.. 


723 


13,248 


.0545 


17... 


1,906 


25,038 


.0762 


5.. 


906 


12,840 


.0705 


18... 


1,966 


22,401 


.0877 


6.. 


1,534 


30,546 


.0502 


19... 


1,987 


27,178 


.0731 


7.. 


1,416 


14,782 


.0957 


20... 


3,810 


32,556 


.1170 


8.. 


3,617 


28,817 


.1255 


21... 


4,122 


23,868 


.1726 


9.. 


2,803 


24,583 


.1140 


22... 


2,604 


25,610 


.1016 


10.. 


8,608 


22,142 


.3887 


23... 


2,709 


23,637 


.1103 


11.. 


4,958 


19,275 


.2572 


24... 


3,236 


27,126 


.1192 


12.. 
13.. 


5,766 
1,350 


23,641 
22,835 


.2546 
.0591 


25... 


2,780 


19,279 


.1441 


Total 


65,540 


560,892 


.1168 



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PUBLIC SCHOOLS, TEACHERS AND PUPILS. 

JUNE 30, 1900. 
[FROM SCHOOL DOCUMENT No. 121900.] 



GENERAL SCHOOLS. 


Number 
of 
schools. 


NUMBER OF 
REGULAR TEACHERS. 


Average 
number of 
pupils 
belonging. 


Men. 


Women. 


Total. 


Normal 


1 
11 

'57 
584 
75 


1 

86 
126 


10 
92 
717 
584 
150 


11 

178 
843 
584 
150 


226 
5,128 

38,528 
30,914 

4,284 


.Latin and High ' 


Grammar 


Primary 








Totals 


728 


2.13 


1,553 


1,766 


79,080 




SPECIAL SCHOOLS. 
Horace Mann ... .... . 


1 

1 
1 






14 
1 

25 

8 
6 


120 

18 

1,682 
234 
137 


Spectacle Island 






Evening High 


Central 


Charlestown Branch 








East Boston Branch 
















Totals 


3 






54 


2,191 










Special teachers (not included above), 




22 


99 


121 




EVENING SCHOOLS. 


12 
5 
2 






154 
26 
2 


3,145 
594 
26 


Drawing 






Special classes 












Totals 


19 ! 




182 


3,765 




Grand totals 


750 1 235 


1,652 


2,123 


85,036 





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APPENDIX VII. 



CIRCULATION OF BOOKS. 
HOME USE OXLY. 





Total circulation. 
Home use. 


From Central 
Library through 
branches and 
stations. 
Included in 
Central Library 
circulation, "B." 


From branches 
through stations. 
Included in 
branch circulation. 


1899- 
1900. 


1900- 
1901. 


1899- 
1900. 


1900- 
1901. 


1899- 
1900. 


1900- 
1901. 


Central Library: 
A. .direct 

B., through branches 
End stations 


328,917 

102,070 
36,017 
46,289 
52,654 
58,967 
46,558 
80,422 
74,280 
85,423 
123,901 
22,649 
5,297 
14,025 
3,851 
6,175 
10,865 
9,675 
8,072 
8,430 
5,071 
3,748 


318,514 

113,143 
42,800 
43,706 
52,021 
64,461 
50,758 
88,622 
75,294 
87,604 
131,532 
24,056 
5,427 
16,688 
4,768 
6,490 
11,668 
9,391 
8,786 
10,143 
5,840 
5,125 


515 
940 
754 
2,127 
1,212 
719 
1,101 
1,282 
2,330 
1,664 
2,276 
7,221 
3,441 
2,649 
2,774 
4,589 
4,374 
4,849 
2,678 
2,186 


731 
955 
689 
1,657 
1,198 
823 
895 
1,108 
2,343 
1,800 
2,377 
6,808 
3,305 
2,155 
3,017 
5,644 
4,843 
5,953 
2,062 
2,206 




1485 
1726 

381 

11,150 


Brighton 


Charlestown 


Dorchester 


East Boston 


Jamaica Plain 


Roxbury 


South Boston 


South End 


1423 

11,221 

3458 
11,780 


West End 


West Roxbury 


Station A 


B 


D .. . 


E . 


F 


G.. . 


H 


J 


K 


L 




Carried forward 


1,132,356 


1,176,837 


49,681 


50,569 


3,822 


2,442 



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APPENDIX VII. Concluded. 



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Total circulaton. 
Home use. 


From Central 
Library through 
branches and 
stations. 
Included in 
Central Librarv 
circulation, "B." 


From branches 
through stations. 
Included in 
branch circulation. 




1899- 
1900. 


1900- 
1901. 


1899- 
1900. 


1900- 
1901. 


1899- 
1900. 


1900- 
1901. 


Brought forward 
Station M 


1,132,356 
6,131 
10,247 
24,113 
15,191 
13,642 
13,021 
9,940 
13,442 
2,255 , 


1,176,837 
9,454 
12,083 
26,449 
16,669 
18,398 
14,382 
11,199 
17,039 
4,516^ 
1,33$ 
1,341 
61 
679 
6,395 
78 
704 
7,051 


49,681 
3,428 
4,162 
2,505 
4,827 
8,965 
4,536 
4,867 
4,603 
3,331 


50,569 
4,421 
5,780 
2,253 
5,005 
9,814 
5,992 
4,349 
6,063 
9,976 
187 

222 

34 

300' 
3-23 
7,075 

420 
360 


3,822 

42,227 

2 58 


2,442 
2,643 

1 


N 


p 


Q 


R 


S . .. 


T 


u 


\\r 


Y 


Cottage Place 


l,44r 

290 


< , 
48 

5225 
5242 
3 6,426 
3,613 

5384 

5227 


Deer Island 


Guild St Elizabeth 


House of Reformation. .7 
North Bennet street 
Parental School 


2,498 
421 
1,573 
4,974 


Schools 


Back Bay P O 


City Almshouse 


Engine houses 


Hancock School 
Sand Gardens . . .... 


Vacation Schools 


Total 


1,251,541 


1,324,728 


102,070 


113,143 


6,107' 


5,085 





1 Included in Dorchester Branch circulation. 
" Jamacia Plain " 
" Brighton 

4 " " Roxbury " 

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




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CITY DOCUMENT No. 23. 



APPENDIX VIII. 



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 
Mayor. 

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., 

1865-68. 
BOWDITCH, HENRY P., M.D., 1894- 

1900. 

Bradlee, John T., 1869-70. 
Bradt, Herman D., 1872-73. 
Braman, Jarvis D., 1868-69. 
BRAMAN, JARVIS D., 1869-72. 
Brown, J. Coffin Jones, 1861-62. 
Burditt, Charles A., 1873-76. 
Carpenter, George O., 1870-71. 
CARR, SAMUEL, 1895-96. 
CHASE, GEORGE B., 1876-85. 
Clapp, William W., Jr., 1864-66. 
Clark, John M., 1855-56. 
Clark, John T., 1873-78. 



CLARKE, JAMES FREEMAN, D.D., 

1878-88. 

Coe, Henry F., 1878. 
Crane, Samuel D., 1860-61. 
CURTIS, DANIEL S., 1873-75. 
Dennie, George, 1858-60. 
DE NORMANDIE, JAMES, D.D., 

1895-1900. 

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., 

1875-79.- 

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. 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 



89 



Haynes, Prof. Henry W., 1858-59. 
HAYNES, PKOF. HENRY W., 

1880-95. 
HILLARD, HON. GEORGE S., 1872- 

75; 1876-77. 

Howes, Osborne, Jr., 1877-78. 
Ingalls, Melville E., 1870-71. 
Jackson, Patrick T., 1864-65. 
Jenkins, Edward J., 1885. 
Keith, James M, 1868-70. 
Kimball, David P., 1874-76. 
Lawrence, James, 1852. 
Lee, Hon. John H., 1884-85. 
Lewis, Weston, 1867-68. 
LEWIS, WESTON, 1868-79. 
LEWIS, WINSLOW, 1867. 
LINCOLN, HON. SOLOMON, 1897- 

1900. 

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., 

1888-99. 

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., 

1852-68. 

Stebbins, Solomon B., 1882-83. 
Story, Joseph, 1855-56; 1865-67. 
THOMAS, BENJAMIN F., LL.D., 

1877-78. 

TICKNOR, GEORGE, LL.D., 1852-66. 
Tyler, John S., 1863-64; 1866-67. 
WALKER, FRANCIS A., LL.D., 1896. 
Warren, George W., 1852-54. 
Washburn, Frederick L., 1857-58. 
WHIPPLE, EDWIN P., 1868-70. 
Whitmore, William H., 1882-83. 
WHITMORE, WILLIAM H., 1885-88. 
Whitney, Daniel H., 1862-63. 
Whitten, Charles V., 1883-85. 
Wilson, Elisha T., M.D., 1861-63. 
Wilson, George, 1852. 
WINSOR, JUSTIN, LL.D., 1867. 
Wolcott, Hon. Roger, 1879. 
Wright, Albert J., 1868-69. 



LIBRARIANS. 

1852 to date. 
(From 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 

30, 1877. 
GREEN, SAMUEL A., M.D., Trustee, Acting Librarian, October 1, 1877- 

September 30, 1878. 
CHAMBERLAIN, MELLEN, LL.D., Librarian, October 1, 1878-September 

30, 1890. 

DWIGHT, THEODORE F., Librarian, April 13, 1892-April 30, 1894. 
PUTNAM, HERBERT, Librarian, February 11, 1895-April 3, 1899. 
WHITNEY, JAMES L., Acting Librarian, March 31, 1899-December 21, 

1899; Librarian, December 22, 1899. 



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CITY DOCUMENT No. 23. 



APPENDIX IX. 



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., 

1855. 

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, 

1900. 

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, 

1900. 

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, 

1899. 
Connolly, Rev. Arthur T., 1898, 

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

1897. 

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. 



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91 



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, 

1899. 

Ernst, Carl W., 1897, 1898. 
Evans, George W., 1887, 1888, 1889. 
Everett, Sidney, 1895. 
Fallon, Hon. Joseph D., 1899, 1900. 
Farlow, John W., M.D., 1892, 1893. 
Field, Miss Gretchen, 1898. 
Field, Walbridge A., LL.D., 1866. 
Fields, James T., LL.D., 1872. 
Fitz, Reginald H., 1879. 
Fitz, Walter Scott, 1894. 
Foote, Rev. Henry W., 1864. 
Fowle, William F., 1864. 
Freeland, Charles W., 1867. 
Frost, Oliver, 1854. 
Frothingham, Richard, LL.D.,181Q. 
Furness, Horace Howard, LL.D., 

1882. 

Gannett, Ezra S., D.D., 1855. 
Gargan, Thomas J. , 1899, 1900. 
Garland, George M., M.D., 1895, 

1896. 

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

1899, 1900. 

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

1883, 1886. 

Grinnell, Charles E., 1874. 
Hale, Edward E., D.D., 1858. 
Hale, Mrs. George S., 1887, 1888. 
Hale, Moses L., 1862. 
Hale, Philip, 1893. 
Haskins, Rev. George F., 1865. 



Hassam, John T., 1885. 
Hayes, Hon. F. B., 1874. 
Haynes, Prof. Henry W., 1879. 
Haynes, Prof. Henry W., 1881, 1884. 
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, 

1899. 

Hersey, MissHeloiseE., 1895, 1896. 
Higginson, Francis L., 1899, 1900. 
Higginson, Thomas W., LL.D., 

1883. 

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., 

1882. 

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

1886, 1887. 

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

1900. 

Hubbard, James M., 1891. 
Hubbard, William J., 1858. 
Hudson, John E., 1895, 1896. 
Hunnewell, James F., 1880, 1893, 

1894. 

Hutchins, Miss Emma, 1895, 1896. 
Hyde, George B., 1879. 
Irwin, Miss Agnes, 1894. 
Jeffries, B. Joy, M.D., 1869. 
Jeffries, William A., 1893. 
Jenkins, Charles E., 1879. 
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. 



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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, 

1889. 

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

1895. 

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, 

1898. 

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

1897. 

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

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

1853. 
Prince, Hon. F. O., 1888, 1889, 

1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1895, 
. 1896. 

Putnam, George, 1900. 
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, 

1900. 
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, 

1889. 

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, 

1900. 

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, 

1900. 

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. 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 



93 



Wharton, William F., 1886. 
Whipple, Edwin P., 1869. 
Whitmore, William H., .1887. 
Whitney, Daniel H., 1862. 
Whitney, Henry A., 1873. 
Wightman, Hon. Joseph M., 1859. 
Williams, Harold, M.D., 1888, 1889, 

1890. 

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

1898. 



Wilson, Elisha T., M.D., 1861. 
Winsor, Justin, LL.D., 1867. 
Winthrop, Hon. Robert C., 1854. 
Winthrop, Robert C., Jr., 1887. 
Wood, Frank, 1897, 1898. 
Wood, Miss Maria E., 1900. 
Woodbury, Charles Levi, 1871. 
Woolson, Mrs. Abba Goold, 1888, 

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



94 CITY DOCUMENT No. 23. 



APPENDIX X. 



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. 

SUMMARY. 

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. 



EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT. 
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. 

CATALOGUE DEPARTMENT. 

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- 
tions. 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 



95 



Name. 


Entered. 


Grade. 


Chevalier, Samuel A. 


. 1894 


A. Special. 


Murdoch, John . 


1896 


A. 


Burnell, Carrie . 


1881 


A. 


Rollins, Mary H. 


1886 


A. 


Seaver, Mrs. Lillian F. 


. 1888 


A. 


Lane, Lucius P. 


1898 


B. Special. 


Rice, Edwin F. 


. 1885 


B. " 


Tenney, Mary A 


. 1897 


B. " 


Bartlett. Mary R. 


. 1897 


B. 


Cutler, Dora L. . 


1887 


B. 


Folsom, Clara P. 


1900 


B. 


Gould, Ida W. . 


. 1884 


B. 


He turnings, Anita F. . 


. 1897 


B. 


Leavitt, Luella K. 


1895 


B. 


Mackay, Susan H. 


1901 


B. 


Brennan, Thomas Francis . 


. 1890 


C. Special. 


Durand, Susan M. . 


. 1900 


D. " 


Dolan, Charles W. . 


1894 


D. 


Shaughnessy, John F. 


1898 


D. Runner. 


ORDERING 


DEPARTMENT. 




Macurdy, Theodosia E. 


1889 


Chief. 


Coolidge, Marie 


. 1893 


B. Special. 


Seemtiller, Mary 


. 1899 


B. ;t 


Frinsdorff, Emily O. . 


1894 


B. 


Goddard, Mrs. Frances H. 


. 1892 


B. 


McGrath, Mary A. . 


. 1868 


B. 


Keleher, Alice A. 


1891 


C. 


Maiers, William C., Jr. 


. 1897 


C. 


Daly, Gertrude B. 


1901 


E. 


Ennis, William J. 


. 1900 


E. 


SHELF DEPARTMENT. 


Rofte, William G. T. . 


. 1881 


A. Div. 2. 


Locke, John F. . 


1894 


B. Special. 


Richmond, Bertha P. . 


1895 


B. 


Connor, George H. . 


1891 


C. Special. 


Eberhart, John . 


1894 


C. 


Reardon, John H. 


. 1896 


C. 


Caiger, Eliza F. A. 


1895 


D. 


Lucid, John F. . 


1893 


D. 


McSweeney, M. Agnes 


. 1897 


D. 


Muckensturm, Matthew 


. 1899 


D. 


Shawno, Robert 


. 1898 


D. 


BATES HALL. 


Bierstadt, Oscar A. . 


. 1899 


Custodian. 


* Blaisdfill, Frank C. . 


1876 


A. Special. 



*In charge of Patent and Newspaper Departments. 



96 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 23. 



Name. 


Entered. 


Grade. 


Doyle, Agnes C. 


1885 


B. Special. 


Buckley, Pierce E. 


1891 


B. 


McCarthy, Michael, Jr. 


1892 


C. Special. 


Ward, Joseph W. 


1891 


C. 


Plunkett, Albert J. . 


1895 


D. " 


Hannigan, Frank J. . 


1898 


D. 


McKenzie, Kenneth . 


1897 


D. 


Hogan, C. Thomas 


1899 


D. Runner. 


Sullivan, Jeremiah J. 


1900 


D. " 


SPECIAL LIBRARIES. 


Hitchcock, G-race A. . 


1895 


B. Special. 


Barton, Marguerite 


1900 


B. 


Chamberlain, Mrs. Marion L. 


1897 


B. 


Hall, Belle S 


1895 


B. 


Williams, David L. . 


1900 


C. 


Cassidy, Margaret L. 


1895 


D. Special. 


Kelly, Charlotte H. . 


1895 


D. 


Clarke, Harold 


1900 


D. Runner. 


Doyle, Charles A. ... 


1899 


D. " 


Doyle, James L. 


1900 


D, " 


DOCUMENT DEPARTMENT. 


Ford, Worthington C. 


1898 


Chief. 


Wheeler, Horace L. . 


1900 


B. 


Cutting, Grace M. 


1899 


C. Special. 


PERIODICAL 


ROOM. 




Wendte, Frederika . 


1895 


B. 


Ford, Mary E. A. 


1895 


D. Special. 


Collins, John T. 


1901 


E. 


NEWSPAPER 


ROOM. ' 




Serex, Frederic 


1895 


B. 


Keenan, Matthew T. 


1896 


D. Special. 


ISSUE DEPARTMENT. 


McGuffey, Margaret D. 


1895 


Chief. 


^Sheffield, Mrs. Gertrude P. 


1896 


B. Special. 


Jordan, Alice M. 


1900 


B. 


Sheridan, Mary C. 


1881 


B. 


Cufflin, M. Florence . 


1892 


C. Special. 


Richards, Florence F. 


1875 


C. 


Shumway, Marion H. 


1895 


C. 


Bertram, Lucy I. . . ' . 


1895 


D. Special. 


Cunniff, Nellie L. 


1895 


D. " 


Daly, Margaret C. . 


1895 


D. " 



In charge of Children's Department. 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 



97 



Name. 


Entered. 




Grade. 


Dowling, S. Jennie . 


1895 


D. 


Special. 


Ethier, Lillian E. 


1895 


D. 


a 


McCarthy, Marion A. 


1895 


D. 


a 


Murphy, Annie G. 


1888 


D. 


a 


Reynolds, Mary A. . 


1894 


D. 


a 


Schnlz, Henry A. C. 


1898 


D. 


n 


Weichmann, Catherine A. 


1895 


D. 


tt 


AVilliams, Grace 


1895 


D. 


'* 


Connolly, Nellie L. . 


1895 


D. 




Gorman, John E. 


1895 


D. 




Hersey, Edna M 


1898 


D. 




Mulloney, William J. 


1892 


D. 




Olson, Alphild .... 


1895 


D. 




Olson, Bertha A. 


1895 


D. 




Schnabel, Paul J. . 


1898 


D. 




Shaughnessy, Mary A. 


1897 


D. 




'Stetson, Nina M. 


1896 


D. 




Zaugg, Joanna .... 


1895 


D. 




Barry, Margaret M. . 


1897 


D. 


Runner. 


Beck, Ernest M. 


1900 


D. 


a 


Bryce, Jean M. 


1898 


D. 


a 


Cole, Grace E. 


1897 


D. 


a 


Connor, Lillian L. 


1900 


D. 


a 


Day, Josephine E. . 


1899 


D. 


a 


Gorman, Annie L. 


1899 


D. 


a 


Hagerty, Mary E. 


1897 


D. 


tt 


Kolsky, Joseph 


1900 


D. 


tt 


Perham, Lucy . 


1900 


D. 


tt 


Reid, Georgina I. 


1900 


D. 


tt 


Williams, Eleanor M. 


1899 


D. 


tt 


ISSUE DEPARTMENT, 


BRANCH 


DIVISION. 


Ward, Langdon L. 


1896 


Supervisor of Branches 
and Delivery Stations. 


Kueffner, Cecilia W. 


1898 


B. 




Stevens, Alice V. ... 


1899 


B. 




Heimann, Otto A. . 


1890 


C. 


Special. 


Morse, Maud M. 


1877 


C. 


a 


Bollig, Emma . 


1898 


C. 


. 


Kiernan, Letitia M. . 


1895 


C. 




Maier, Joseph A. 


1892 


D. 


Special . 


Brown, Richard 


1898 


D. 




Conroy, Michael J. . 


1897 


D. 


Runner. 


REGISTRATION 


DEPARTMENT. 


Keenan, John J. 


1885 


B. 


Special. 


Murray, Ella K. 


1886 


C. 




Shelton, Richard B. . 


1895 


D. 


Special. 



Fillebrown, Emily F. 



1895 



D. 



98 



CITY DOCUMENT No. 23. 



PRINTING DEPARTMENT. 



Name. 


Entered. 


Position. 


Lee, Francis W. 


1894 


Chief. 


Geyer, Willfried H. . 


1896 


Pressman. 


Greeley, Carrie P. 


1896 


Compositor. 


Land, Annie F. . 


1896 


a 


O'Keefe, Charles J. . 


. 1899 


Job pressman. 




BINDERY. 




Ryder, Frank 


1883 


Foreman. 


Collins, Dennis J. 


1887 


Finisher. 


Conolly, John L. 


1900 


Forwarder. 


Fuerst, Alexander 


1896 


u 


Hoeffner, George 


1891 


u 


Ivory, John W. 


1893 


u 


Lofstrom, Konrad A. 


1892 


u 


Murphy, John F. 


1883 


1 1 


Ochs, Alfred G. 


1900 


u 


Sullivan, J. Henry 


. 1898 


" 


Hemstedt, William P. 


1883 


Pressman. 


Cellarius, Theodore W. 


1892 


Apprentice. 


Bo wen, Mrs. Sarah E. 


1876 


Sewer. 


Doiron, Joanna 


1896 


" 


Kiley, Margaret J. 


1889 


it 


Moriarty, Mary G. 


. 1875 


u 


Nolen, Sarah 


. 1891 


u 


Potts, Ellen F. 


1892 


u 


Soule, Ellen E. 


1891 


t i, 


ENGINEER AND JANITOR DEPARTMENT. 


Niederauer, Henry 


1894 


Chief Engineer. 


McCready, Alexander 


. 1895 


Engineer. 


Malone, John P. 


1895 


" 


O'Neill, Harry 


1896 


" 


Zittel, George, Jr. 


. 1891 


u 


Herland, Nils J. 


1895 


Fireman. 


Moran, John A. 


1894 


" 


Karlson, Charles W. 


1896 


Book Motors. 


Williams, John L. 


. 1886 


Janitor. 


Frye, Henry W. 


1898 


u 


Kelley, James J. 


1900 


M 


McCarty, Dennis 


1888 


Watchman. 


McGee, Alexander D. 


. 1896 


Painter. 


Lawrence, John A. . 


1898 


Carpenter. 


Hanna, William T. . 


1895 


Marble polisher 


Cole, William E. 


1898) 


Elevator and 


Kennedy, Thomas F. J. 


. ' . 1901 [ 


Coat-room 


Thomas, Arthur C. 


1898) 


attendants. 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 



99 



EAST BOSTON BRANCH. 



Name. 


Entered. 


Grade. 


Walkley, Ellen O. 


1897 


B. Special. 


Brackett, Marion W. 


1897 


C. 


Wing, Alice M. 


1873 


C. 


Bickford, Lillian A. . . 


1891 


D. 


Matthews, Everett F. 


1900 


Janitor. 


Taylor, Charles F. 


1897 


it 


SOUTH BOSTON BRANCH. 


Bullard, N. Josephine 


1883 


B. Special. 


Eaton, Ellen A. ... 


1873 


C. 


Sampson, Tdalene L. 


1878 


C. 


McQuarrie, Annie C. 


1894 


D. 


Orcutt, Alice B. 


1887 


D. 


Baker, Joseph .... 


1872 


Janitor. 


ROXBURY 


BRANCH. 




Bell, Helen M 


1878 


B. Special. 


Berry, Martha L. C. 


1883 


C. 


Puffer, Dorothy 


1878 


C. 


Griggs, Sarah W. . 


1886 


D. 


Lynch, Gertrude A. . 


1894 


D. 


M on ah an, William 


1883 


Janitor. 


CHARLESTOWN BRANCH. 


Carte'e, Elizabeth F. . 


1886 


B. Special. 


Livermore, Mrs. Susan E. . 


1885 


C. 


Reagen, Elizabeth R. 


1895 


C. 


Donovan, Annie M. . 


1899 


D. 


O'Neill, Margaret M. 


1892 


D. 


Rogan, Katharine S. . 


1896 


D. 


Smith, Thomas E. 


1874 


Janitor. 


BRIGHTON 


BRANCH. 


, 


Hobart, Martha N. . 


1896 


B. Special 


Conley, Ellen F. 


1891 


C. 


Dale, M. Florence 


1895 


C. 


Warren, Edward A. . 


1898 


Janitor. 


DORCHESTER BRANCH. 


Reed, Mrs. Elizabeth T. . 


1873 


B. Special. 


Griffith, Mary E. 


1886 


C. 


Donovan, Mary G. . 


1891 


C. 


Brick, Mary L. 


1899 


D. 


Kellogg, Grace E. 


1898 


D. 


Davenport, Edward . 


1875 


Janitor. 



100 



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. 

1877 B. 

1878 C. 
1892 C. 



Special. 



1900 



Janitor. 



WEST END 

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. 



BRANCH. 




1877 


B. Special. 


1*85 


C. 


1896 


C. 


1896 


C. 


1885 


C. 


1899 


D. 


1891 


D. 


1898 


D. Runner. 


1900 


D. " 


1898 


Janitor. 



DELIVERY STATIONS. 



Station. 

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 

Station. 
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 . . 



C. 
D. 
E. 
F. 
G. 
H. 
J. 
K. 
L. 
M. 
N. 
P. 

Q. 
R. 

S. 

T. 

U. 

W. 

Y. 



Custodian. 

Hill, M. Addie 

Murray, Grace L 

See above. 

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

Guerrier, Edith. 
Marshal], Jeanette M. . . 



Grade. 
D. Special. 
D. Special. 



., D. Special. 
., D. Special. 

D. Special. 



D. 

.D. Special. 
D. 



.D. Special. 

C. 

.D. Special. 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 101 

EVENING AND SUNDAY SERVICE. 
Central Library. 

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. 



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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. 

SUNDAY SERVICE. 
* 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 
Churchill. 

* 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. 



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APPENDIX XL 

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 
public room. 

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. 

Respectfully, 
(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- 



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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 



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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 
named. 

a. To the Museum of Fine Arts, the sum of six thousand 
dollars. 

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 
thousand dollars. 

f. To the Boston City Hospital, the sum of six thousand dol- 
lars. 

g. To the Boston Children's Aid Society, the sum of five thou- 
sand dollars. 

h. To the Children's Hospital in Boston, the sum of five 
thousand dollars. 



THE ABRAM E. CUTTER BEQUEST. 

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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. 



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APPENDIX XII. 



GIVERS AND GIFTS. 

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

1899-1900. 1900-1901. 

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- 
tioned : 

The Armenian Benevolent Association of Boston, through 
Karekin M. Giragosian, secretary, seventy-nine volumes in the 
Armenian language. 

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. 



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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 
that country. 

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 
1640. 

George B. Knapp, sixty-six volumes, relating chiefly to the 
fine arts. 

Joseph Lee, 160 volumes, largely on social and industrial ques- 
tions. 

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. 



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Also, an autograph letter from the Rev. Thomas Foxcroft to 
the Rev. Stephen Williams, Boston, Feb. 14, 1728, on Cotton 
Mather's death. 

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- 
ature. 

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. 

1. ENDOWMENTS. 

(Seepages.) 

2. WORKS OF ART. 

(Seepages.) 

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 
woman. 

4. PHOTOGRAPHS, ENGRAVINGS, MEDALS, ETC. 

Anonymous 4 Photographs. 

Appleton, William S 1 Photograph. 

Arnold, Howard P. ..... 1 Chrornophotogravure. 

3 Photographs. 

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- 
ter's Collection. 

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. 



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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- 

plate, etc. 

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, 

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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 

delphia 

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, 

Philadelphia ......... 

American Numismatic and Archaeological Society, New 

York City 

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

1900-01 subscription 

Amerikas Westnesis, Boston . 1000-01 subscription 
Ames, George B. ......... 

Ames Free Library, North Easton 

Amherst College 

Library .......... 

Among the Clouds, Mt. Washington 1900-01 subscription 
Amsterdam. Bureau Municipal de Statistique 

Andover Theological Seminary 

Andrews, C. W., Chicago 

Anonymous ..... 
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 

Institute Geografico 

Ministerio de Agricultura ...... 

Ministerio de Obras Piiblicas ...... 

Ministerio del Interior . . . . . 

Oficina Meteorologica 

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 ...... 

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Avellanus, A., New York City 

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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 .... 

Oberbiirgermeister 

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. 

Batchellor, Robert 

Bates College 

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 

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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 .... 

Magistral .......... 

Statistisches Amt der Stadt Berlin . . . 
Berliner Klinische Wochenschrift, Editors of, Berlin 
Berluc-Perussis, Leon de, Digne ..... 

Berne. Statistisches Bureau ...... 

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu 

Berry, John M., Millbury .... 2 broadsides 

Betts, Benjamin, Brooklyn ...... 

Beverly Citizen .... 1900-01 subscription 

Bibliographical Society of Chicago ..... 

Bidwell, Mrs. Lawson B 

Bielefeld, Germany. Handelskammer .... 

Bigelow, William S 

Bigelow Free Public Library, Clinton .... 

Billerica, Mass., Town of ....... 

Bimetallist, Publishers of, London . . . 

Binghampton. Board of. Health 

Birmingham. Chamber of Commerce .... 

City Treasurer ........ 

Free Libraries Committee . ... 

School Board ......... 

Blackburn, England. Chamber of Commerce . 
Blackford, Hon. Charles M., Lynchburg .... 

Blaisdell, Frank C 

Blake, Francis E. ......... 

Blanchard, F. S., & Co., Worcester . . . . . 

Blanchard, Luke, West Acton 

Blodget, Merritt & Co 

Blue Anchor Society, New York City .... 

Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory, Milton . 
Boardman, Rev. George D., Philadelphia .... 

Boardman, Samuel L., Bangor ...... 

Bochuin, Germany. Handelskammer .... 

Bodleian Library, Oxford 

Bollack, Leon, Paris ........ 

Bologna, Italy. Consiglio Comunale .... 

Bolton, Charles K 

Bolton, Mrs. Sarah K., Cleveland 

Bolton, England. Public Library 

Bonn, Germany. Gesundheitsamt 

Booth, Alfred, Springfield ....... 

Bordeaux. Chambre de Commerce 

Borden, Miss Caroline 

2 newspaper subscriptions for 1901. 
Bosco, Augusto, Rome .... 
Boston. Mayor 

Board of Health 

Board of Overseers of the Poor 

Cemetery Department .... 

Children's Institutions Department 
- City Auditor . . . 



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Boston. City Hospital 

City Messenger ....... 

- Department of Baths 

- Department of Municipal Statistics 

Institutions Registration Department . 

Lamp Department . . . . 

Park Commissioners 

Printing Department ...... 

School Committee ....... 

In cooperation with book publishers 

Street Department 

Street Laying-out Department .... 

- Treasury and Sinking Fund Departments 

Water Department ....... 

- Wire Department 

Boston and Albany Railroad ..... 

Boston Art Club ........ 

Boston Art Students 1 Association .... 

Boston Asylum and Farm School for Indigent Boys . 

Boston Athenaeum 

Boston Authors' Club ....... 

Boston Book Company 

Boston Browning Society . 

Boston Budget ... 

Boston Chamber of Commerce 

Boston Children's Aid Society 

Boston College 

Boston Commercial 

Boston Courant .... 

Boston Courier .... 

Boston Daily Advertiser ' . 

Boston Dispensary 

Boston East Baptist Association 

Boston Elevated Railway Co. 

Boston Evening Transcript . 

Boston Fish Bureau ........ 

Boston Globe . 2 1900-01 subscriptions, 3 editions each 
Boston Herald . . 1900-01 subscription, 2 editions 
Boston Ideas .... 1900-01 subscription 

Boston Insane Hospital 

Boston Journal . 2 1900-01 subscriptions, 3 editions each 
Boston Letonian Social Democratic Publishing Associa- 
tion, Cambridgeport ........ 

Boston Museum of Fine Arts ...... 

School of Drawing and Painting 

Boston North Baptist Association . . 

Boston Numismatic Society ...... 

Boston Philatelic Society 

Boston Port and Seaman's Aid Society .... 
Boston Post . 2 1900-01 subscriptions, 2 editions each 
Boston Protective Department ...... 

Boston Provident Association 

Boston Seaman's Friend Society ..... 
Boston Society of Natural History . . 1 manuscript 
Boston Telegraph . . 1900-01 subscription 



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Boston Transit Commission 

Boston Traveler . 

Boston University 

School of Medicine . 

Boston Young Men's Christian Union 

Boston Young Women's Christian Association . 



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Bostoner Anzeiger 

Bostonian Society 

Bourne, Rev. Theodore, Montclair, N. J. . 
Boutwell, Hon. George S. . . ' . 
Bowditcn, Charles P. . . . 

Bowditch, Dr. Henry P 

Bowditch, Dr. Vincent Y. . 

Bowdoin College ...... 

Bowdoiii Orient, Publishers of . 
Bowles, Samuel, Springfield, Mass. . 
Boyd, M. Gardner, Dedham 
Boyden, Albert G., Bridge water . 

Boynton, Gen. Henry V 

Boys' Institute of Industry .... 

Bradford, Martin L 

Bradford, England. Chamber of Commerce 
- Public Free Libraries .... 
Bradley, Mrs. W. H., Milwaukee 
Braumiiller, Wilhelm, Vienna 

Brayley, George 

Brazil. Directoria Geral de Estatistica 

Directoria Geral de Saude Publica. 

Ministerio da Fazenda .... 
Breck, Joseph, & Sons .... 
Bremen. Bureau fiir bremische Statistik . 

Gewerbekammer ..... 

Handel skammer ..... 
Breslau. Statistisches Amt 

Brewer, Edward M., Milton 
Bridgeport, Conn. Public Library . 
Bridgman, A. M., Stoughton 
Briggs, Daniel B., Utica .... 
Briffsrs, Dr. J. E. , 



1900-01 subscription 



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Brighton, England. Public Library 

Brighton and Allston Equal Suffrage Association 

newspaper subscription for 1901 

Brinley, George, Heirs of, Philadelphia .... 
British and Foreign Bible Society, London 
British and Foreign Unitarian Association, London . 

British Columbia. Board of Trade 

British Museum 1 broadside 

British South Africa Company, London .... 

Brockton. Board of Health ...... 

Public Library ........ 

Bromberg. Handelskammer ...... 

Brookline. Public Library 

Brooklyn College of Pharmacy, Brooklyn 

Brooklyn Daily Eagle . . . 1900-01 subscription 

Brooklyn Daily Times . . 1900-01 subscription 

Brooklyn Library 

Brooklyn Public Library Association .... 

Brooks, Francis A 1 broadside 

Brooks, Robert C., Ithaca ....... 

Brophy, Thomas C 

Brown, Allen A. . 

Brown, Dr. Francis H. ....... 

Brown, George S. ........ 

Brown, Mrs. J. Adams 

Brown, Hon. James P., Chateauguay, Quebec . 
Brown, Miss Jean P., Cambridge ..... 
Brown, Rev. Theron, Newtonville ..... 
Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Co., Providence 



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Briinn. Handels- und Gewerbekammer . 

Statistisches Bureau 

Brunswick. Statistisches Bureau des Herzogl. Staats- 

ministeriums ......... 

Brussels. Association des Actuaires Beiges 

Conseil Communal ........ 

Institut Geographique ....... 

Service d'Hygiene ........ 

Bryant, H. W., Portland 

Buckley, Pierce E 

Buckman, H. H., Jacksonville, Florida . 

Buffalo. Board of Health 

Park Commissioners ....... 

- Public Library 

Bulgaria. Direction de la statistique de la principaute 

de Bulgarie . . . . . . 

Bulletin Russe de Statistique financiere et de legislation . 

Bunker Hill Boys' Club 

Bunker Hill Monument Association 

Burbank, A. S., Plymouth ........ 

Burbank, Mrs. Emily, Allston . . 

Burdett Business and Shorthand College .... 

Bureau of Economic Research, New York City 

Burrage, Dr. W. L 

Bury, Miss Helen M., Melrose, Mass. .... 

Bury, England. Chamber of Commerce .... 
Busey, Dr. Samuel C., Washington ..... 
Butler Hospital for the Insane, Providence 

Cabot, Dr. Richard C 

Cades, William H 

Cadieux & Derome, Montreal ...... 

Caetani, Giuseppe, Rome ....... 

Cagliari, Sardinia. Camera di Commercio ed Arti . 

Calhoun Colored School, Calhoun, Ala 

California. Agricultural Experiment Station . 

Controller . . . . 

Insurance Commissioner ...... 

Institution for the Education of the Deaf, Dumb and 

Blind 

State Library 

State Mining Bureau ....... 

State Treasurer ........ 

California Academy of Sciences ...... 

California Bankers Association 

Call, San Francisco ... 2 1900-01 subscriptions 
Cambridge, Mass. Board of Health ..... 

Board of Overseers of the Poor ..... 

- Park Department 

Public Library 

Cambridge Encyclopaedia Co., New York City . 
Cambridge Press . . . 1900-01 subscription 

Cambridge University Library ...... 

Cambridge Vacation School . . . 

Campbell, J. L 

Canada. Department of Agriculture ..... 
Central Experimental Farms 

Department of the Interior . . . .15 maps 

Department of Justice ....... 

Geological and Natural History Survey . 3 maps 

Geological Survey 

Goverment Printing Bureau ...... 



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Canada. Inland Revenue Department, Laboratory . 

Meteorological Service ....... 

Minister of Education 

Parliament 

Canada Gazette, Publishers of, Ottawa .... 

Canadian Institute, Toronto 

Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, Montreal . 

Cape of Good Hope. Colonial Secretary .... 

Capon Springs, West Virginia. Conference for Education 
in the South ......... 

Card, C. A. . . 1 newspaper 1900-01 subscription 

Cardiff, Wales. Chamber of Commerce .... 

Carmarthen, Wales. Joint Counties Lunatic Asylum 

Carnegie Free Library, Allegheny 

Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh 

Carpenter, Rev. Charles C., Andover 

Carpenter, Mrs. George O. . 

Carr, J. S., Durham, N. C 

Carr, M. J., Montrose, Pa 

Carret, Mrs. J. F., Cambridge 

Carruth, Herbert S 

Carter, Henry C., New York City . . . '. 
Carter, Rev. Horace, Newburyport . . . . 

Carter, Hon. T. H., Washington 

Cartwright, Richard S 

Carver, Mass., Town of 

Case, Miss M. R . . . . 

Castor, T. H., & Co 

Cathedral Children's Library 

Cathedral Library Association, New York City 
Catholic Book Exchange, New York City .... 
Catholic News, New York City 1900-01 subscription 
Catholic University of America, Washington 
Century Company, New York City ..... 
Challenge, Los Angeles, Cal. . 1900-01 subscription 
Chamberlain, William L, Vellore, India .... 
Chamberlain Association of America .... 

Chandler, Horace P 

Chandler, John M., Manchester, N. H. 

Chandler, Hon. William E., Washington .... 

Channing, Dr. Walter, Brookline 

Chapin, Arthur, Bangor 

Chapman, Mrs. J. L., Fitchburg 

Charity Organization Society of the City of New York . 

Charleston. Board of Health 

Chase, Miss Edith L 

Chauncy-Hall School 

Chazarenc, Rene, Bordeaux 

Chelsea, Mass. Mayor . . 

City Clerk . . . ' - 

Fitz Public Library 
Chelsea Gazette .... 
Cheney, Mrs. Ednah D. 
Chevalier, Samuel A. . 
Cheysson, M. E., Paris 
Chicago, 111. Board of Education 

Board of Health 

Board of Trade .... 

Civil Service Commission 

Public Library 

South Park Commissioners 
Chicago Architectural Club 



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Chicago Bureau of Charities ...... 

Chicago Historical Society ....... 

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Co. 
Chicago Times-Herald . . 1900-01 subscription 
Children's Aid Society, New York City .... 

Children's Hospital ........ 

Children's Island Sanitarium 

Children's Mission to the Children of the Destitute . 
Chile. Departamento de la Estadistica Comercial . 

Oficina Central de Estadistica 

Chorley Free Public Library, Lancashire .... 
Christian Herald, Detroit . . 1900-01 subscription 
Christian Recorder, Philadelphia 1900-01 subscription 
Christiania. Kongeligt Norsk Frederiks Universitet 

Church, Seymour R., San Francisco 

Church Home for Orphans and Destitute Children . 
Church Missions Publishing Co., Hartford 

Churchill, Miss Gertrude . . . . . . . 

Cigar Makers' International Union of America 
Cincinnati. Board of Health 

Chamber of Commerce ....... 

Commissioners of Water Works ..... 

Public Library ........ 

Cincinnati Hospital, Library 

Civil Service Reform Association, New York City . 

Women's Auxiliary ........ 

Clark, A. Howard 

Clark, Dr. Charles C. P., New York City .... 

Clark, Mrs. Jonas G., Worcester . 
Clark, Ulysses, San Jose, Cal. . . . 

Clark University, Worcester ...... 

Clarke, Hnn. Huber, Hartford ... 1 broadside 

Clarke, Richard H., New York City 

Clarke, W. B., Company .... 82 posters 
Clarke School for the Deaf, Northampton .... 

Clay, William W., Chicago 

Clayton, Joseph C., New York City ..... 
Clendenin, Rev. F. M., West Chester, N.Y. 

Clerkenwell Public Library, London 

Cleveland, Ohio. Board of Park Commissioners 

Public Health Division . . . . 

Public Library ........ 

Cleveland Citizen . . . 1900-01 subscription 

Clifford, Mrs. Helen M 

Coahuila, Mexico ........ 

Coblentz. Handelskammer . . 

Cockrell, Hon. F. M., Washington .1 . 

Cohen, Adolph 

Colby, Mrs. Clara B., Washington 12 vols. of newspapers 
Colby University ......... 

Colgate University 

College Libre des Sciences Sociales, Paris- 
College of Charleston ........ 

College of Physicians and Surgeons ..... 

Cologne. Statist! sches Amt 

Colombia. Ministerio de Hacienda 

Colombo Museum, Colombo, Ceylon . 

Colonial Society of Massachusetts ..... 

Colorado. Agricultural Experiment Station . 

State Board of Agriculture and State Agricultural Col- 

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Colorado College ......... 

Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, Washington 
Columbia University 

Library .......... 

School of Architecture . 

Columbian University 

Committee of the William Pepper Monument, Phila- 
delphia . . . . 

Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, Paris 

Conaty, Rt. Rev. Thomas J., Washington . 

Concord, Mass. Free Public Library . 

Cone, Joseph, Cambridge ....... 

Congregation Rodeph Shalom, Philadelphia 
Congregational Churches in the U. S. National Council . 
Congregational Home Missionary Society, New York 

City 

Congres International des Accidents du Travail, Paris 
Congress of American Physicians and Surgeons 

Conlon, Mrs. M. E 

Connecticut. Agricultural Experiment Station 

Bank Commissioners ....... 

Bureau of Labor Statistics ...... 

State Board of Education 

State Board of Health 

State Library 

Connolly, A. P., Chicago ....... 

Constantinople. Chambre de Commerce Francaise . 
Consumers 1 League of the City of New York 
Contemporary Club, Davenport, Iowa .... 

Conway, Miss Katherine E. 

Cook, Frank G 

Cook, Thomas N. 2 broadsides, 1 card, 291 programmes 

Cooke, Mrs. A. W., Rochester 

Cooke, George W., Wakefield 

Co-operative Union, Long Millgate, Manchester 
Copenhagen. Stadens Statistiske Kontor .... 

. Cordell, Dr. Eugene F., Baltimore 

Cornell University 

Agricultural Experiment Station 

Library .......... 

New York State College of Forestry .... 

Corriere di Boston . . . 1900-01 subscription 
Cossit Library, Memphis ....... 

.Costa Rica. Direccion General de Estadistica . 
Cotgreave, Alfred, Stratford, England .... 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. Free Public Library 

Courtney, Dr. Joseph W 

Cowing, Miss Grace G 

Cox, Edwin B 

Cox, Frederick H., New York City 

Cracow, Austria. Statistisches Bureau .... 

Craig, Alexander, Chicago * 

Crefeld, Germany. Handelskammer ..... 

Creighton University, Omaha 

Criado y Dominguez, Juan P., Madrid .... 
Crocker, George U. ........ 

Crocker, Uriel H 

Crockett, Arthur J 

Crosby, John L., Bangor ....... 

Cro well, Thomas Y., New York City . 

Croydon, England. Chamber of Commerce 
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Cuba. Superintendent of Schools 
Cudmore, P., Faribault 
Cuervo, R. J., Paris 
Cummings, M. J., Providence 
Cumston, Dr. Charles G. 
Cundall, J. W., London 
Curran, Thomas, Providence 

Curtis, George C 

Curtis, Miss Mabel G 

Curtis, Mrs. Mary A. H. 

Curtis & Cameron . . . . 

Gushing, Arthur P. 

Gushing, George M., and Elias B. Bishop 

Cust, Robert N., London 

Cutler School, New York City . 

Cutter, William R., Woburn 

Dagsposten, Trondhjem. 

Daily Patriot, Charlottetown, P. E. I. 

Dalhousie College, Halifax . 

Dall, Mrs. Caroline H., Washington 

Dana, Miss Elizabeth E., Cambridge 

Dana, Richard H., Cambridge 

Dana, William F. . 

Daniels, George H., New York City 

Daniels, William C., Denver 

Dante Society, Cambridge . 

Danzig. Magistrat ........ 

Darmstadt. Grossherzogliche Biirgermeisterei 

Grossherzogliche Centralstelle f iir die Landesstatistik, 
Dartmouth College ........ 

Davenport, Iowa. Board of Health . 

Davenport Academy of Natural Sciences . 

Davey, Miss Mary K., Hyde Park 

Davis, Andrew McF., Cambridge 

Davis, Hon. Cushman K., Washington . 

Davis, Gen. George W., San Juan, Porto Rico . 

Davis, Mrs. Simon ........ 

Davis, Prof. William M., Cambridge 

Davis, Hon. William T., Plymouth . . . . 

Davison Publishing Co., New York City . 

Dawson, Samuel E., Montreal ...... 

Day, Rev. John W., Hingham 

Daymude, James L 

Dayton, Ohio. Public Library and Museum . 

Dean, Charles L., Maiden 

Dean, John Ward 

Deane, C., & Bradley, Chicago 

Dearborn, Dr. George Van N 

Debogory, Miss Mary ........ 

De Costa, Dr. Benjamin F., New York City 

Dedham Historical Society 

Delaware College. Agricultural Experiment Station 

Denison University. Scientific Laboratory 

Denmark. Commissaire General a 1'Exposition Univer- 

selle de 1900 a Paris 

DeNormandie, James, D.D. . 1 manuscript letter 
Denver, Col. Board of Health 

Weather Bureau . 

Depew, Hon. Chauncey M., Washington . 
DePeyster, Gen. J. Watts, Tivoli, N.Y. . 

Derby, England. Chamber of Commerce .... 



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Deseret Evening News, Salt Lake City 

1900-01 subscription 

Detroit. Public Library 

Deutsche Gesellschaft der Stadt NewYork, New York City 
Dewhurst, William H., Amesbury . 2 maps 

Dewsbury, England. Chamber of Commerce . 

Dexter, Franklin B., New Haven 

Dieppe, France. Ghambre de Commerce .... 
Dillon, Judge JohnF., Far Hills, N. J. . . ' . 

District of Columbia. Assessor ..... 

Auditor .......... 

Commissioners 

Commissioners, Washington Asylum . . 

Fire Department ........ 

Institution for Deaf and Dumb . . 

Metropolitan Police Department 

Public Library 

Reform School . . . . . . . 

Reform School for Girls ....... 

Street Cleaning Department ...... 

Superintendent of Charities 

Ditson Co., Oliver 760 

Dixwell, Arthur 47 

Doherty, Dr. David J., Chicago ...... 1 

Dolan, Rev. Francis X. ....... 2 

Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protest- 
ant Episcopal Church, New York City .... 

Donahoe's Magazine, Publishers of 

Dorchester. Industrial School for Girls .... 
Dorchester Beacon . . . 1900-01 subscription 
Dortman, Frederick, & Co. . . . . 

Dortmund. Handelskammer 

Dotterer, Henry S., Philadelphia 2 

Doubleday, Page & Co., New York City . . . . 1 

Dougal, F. H. & Co., London I 1 

Dougall, Mrs. Louisa B. . . . . . . 2 

Dougherty, J. Hampden, Brooklyn ..... 1 

Douglas, Dr. Charles J 3 

Douglass, Mrs. Anna E. . . 1 

Douglass, Moses H., Newton Highlands .... I 

Dover, England. Chamber of Commerce .... 

Dover, N. H. Public Library 

Doyle, Miss Agnes C 2 broadsides 

Dresden. Export Verein fiir das Konigreich Sachsen 

Statistisches Amt der Stadt Dresden .... 

Dresser, Horatio W. ........ 

Drew Theological Seminary ...... 1 

Library 2 

Driver, Dr. Stephen W., Cambridge .... 
Drummond, Hon. Josiah H., Portland 

Dublin. Chamber of Commerce .... 

Dudley, Rev. Myron S. 

Dudley, England. Chamber of Commerce 
Dundee. Scotland. Chamber of Commerce 
Dunkerque, France. Chambre de Commerce. . 
Diisseldorf. Oberbiirgermeister .... 

Dyer, Hon. Elisha, Providence 2 

E. C. Scranton Memorial Library, Madison, Conn. . . 2 

East Boston Argus-Advocate . 1900-01 subscription 
Eastern Manual Training School Association, Saginaw 
Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Public Library .... 
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Edes, Dr. Robert T 

Edinburgh. Chamber of Commerce 

Edinburgh Actuarial Society 

Edmunds, Albert J., Philadelphia . . . . 

Educational Alliance, New York City .... 

Egypt. Administration des Postes 
- Direction Generate des Douanes f . 
Ehrmann, Max, Cambridge ...... 

Elbing, Germany. Kaufmannschaft ..... 

Magistrat 

El Cajon Valley News, El Cajon, Cal. 1900-01 subscription 

Eldridge, Elisha D. 

Electric Fireproofing Company, New York City 
Electric Storage Battery Company, Philadelphia 
Ellinwood, Dr. Charles N., San Francisco .... 

Ellis, George H 

Ellison & Co., Liverpool ....... 

Emerson, Dr. Edward W., Concord, Mass. 

Emery, Miss Susan L., Cambridge 

Emmet, Dr. Thomas Addis, New York City 
Engelmann, Dr. George J. . 

Engineers' Club of Philadelphia ..... 
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore .... 

Erdman, Frederick, Germantown, Pa 

Erie, Pa., Art Club 

Essen, Germany. Handelskammer ..... 
Essex County, New Jersey. Park Commission 

Essex Institute, Salem 

Evanston, 111. Free Public Library 

Mayor .......... 

Evening Wisconsin, Milwaukee. 1900-01 subscription 
Everett, Mass. City Clerk . 

Public Library 

Exeter, England. Chamber of Commerce 

Faber, Rev. William F., Lockport 

Fabian Educational Co., New York City .... 

Fabian Society, London ....... 

Fairlie, J. A., New York City . . . . 

Fairmount Park Art Association, Philadelphia' 
Falbork, Henry, St. Petersburg ...... 

Fall River. Public Library 

Falmouth, England. Chamber of Commerce . 

Farm Poultry Publishing Co 

Farmer, Prof. James E., Concord, N. H 

Faucon, Mrs. Martha W., Milton 

15 book plates, 1 map, 33 newspapers 
Fay, Eugene F., Brookline 1 broadside, 3 programmes 

Felt, E. Porter, Albany 

Fernald, Prof. C. H., Amherst 

Fernald, Dr. Charles A * 1 broadside 

Fernald, Prof. O. M., Williamstown 

Fidelity and Casualty Co., New York City 

Field, Richard M 

Field Columbian Museum, Chicago 

Finland. Bureau Central de Statistique .... 

Societe Finlandaise de Geographie .... 

Fiorini, Prof. Matteo, Bologna 

Fisher, Milton M., Medway . . .2 broadsides 

Fitchburg-, Mass., City of 

Public Library ......... 

Fitchburg Daily Sentinel . . 1900-01 subscription 
Fitchburg Railroad Company ...... 



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Folsom, Dr. Norton, Cambridge ..... 

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Gal linger, Hon. J. H., Washington 

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Getchell, Addison C 

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Gilman, John E 

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Grand Rapids Herald . . . 1900-01 subscription 

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Hangen, Hon. G. M., Washington ..... 

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Hennequin, Gen. Neocles C. A. E., Brussels 

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Hoar, Hon. George F., Worcester 1 

Hoar, Samuel, Concord, Mass. ...... 1 

Hobart College .... 

Hoboken. Free Public Library . 

Hodges, Almon D., jr. ....... 2 

Hodges, Rev. J. Sebastian B., Baltimore .... 1 

Hoffman, F. L., Newark, N. J I 

Hogan, Very Rev. John B 2 

Holbrook, Z. Swift, Cambridge ...... 1 

Holland, Frederic M., Concord, Mass 29 

Holland, Rev. Frederic W., Estate of, Concord, Mass. . 62 

Holland Society of New York 4 

Holstein Friesian Association of America .... 2 

Home for Aged Colored Women ..... 
Home for Aged Couples ....... 

Home for Aged Men 

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Home Market Club . . . . . 
Homes for Inebriates Association, Rickmansworth, Hert- 
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Hopedale, Mass. Public Library 

Hopkins, Hon. A. J., Washington 

Hord, Rev. Arnold H., Philadelphia 1 

Hotchkiss, William H., Buffalo 1 

Hough, Prof. Theodore 2 

Houghton, Mifflin & Co 1 

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Howard, Albert W. . . 2 

Howard, George H. . . .17 pieces of music 3 

Howard Memorial Library, New Orleans . . . 3 

Howe, Archibald M., Cambridge 

Howe, Freeland, Jr., Washington 1 

HrdliCka, Dr. Ale's, New York City . 2 

Huddersfield, England. Chamber of Commerce 

Hughes, Mrs. S. F., Milton . . . ... 4 maps 178 

Huguenot Society of South Carolina . . . . 

Hull, Moses, & Co., New York City 1 

Hull, England. Chamber of Commerce and Shipping 

Hungary. Office Central de Statistique . 

Hunnewell, James F. . . . . . . . . 2 

Hunt, A. M., & Co. 1 

Hunt, Edward B .2 broadsides 3 

Hunter, Arthur, New York City 

Hutchins, Fernald 

Hutchins, Weston F. . ^ . . . . . . . 4 

Hutchinson, Charles C., Lowell ...... 1 

Hyde Park, Mass. Public Library 

Idaho. Agricultural Experiment Station . 

Illinois. Agricultural Experiment Station ... 2 

State Board of Agriculture 

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State Home for Juvenile Female Offenders 

State Laboratory of Natural History 
Illinois State Historical Society . 
Immigration Restriction League 

Imperial University, Tokyo 1 

India. Government Printing Office ..... 1 

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Indianapolis. Public Library 

Industrial Aid Society 

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Ingalls, Major James M., Burlington, Mass. 

Institute of Actuaries, London ...... 

Institute of Bankers, London ...... 

Institute of Jamaica ........ 

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International Customs Journal, Publishers of, Brussels . 
Inverness. Chamber of Commerce ..... 

Iowa. Agricultural Experiment Station .... 

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Geological Survey ........ 

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Iowa Masonic Library, Cedar Rapids .... 

Iowa State Historical Society ...... 

Ipswich, England. Chamber of Commerce 
Ipswich Historical Society, Ipswich, Mass. 
Ireland, W. Alleyne ... 600 typewritten cards 
Ireland. Department of Agriculture and Technical In- 
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Italy. His Majesty King Humbert 

Direzione Generale della Cassa dei Deposit! e Prestiti . 

Ministero degli Affari Esteri 

Ministero dei Lavori Publici ...... 

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Ministero dell' Interno. Sanita Pubblica 

Ministero della Guerra 

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Ministero di Agricoltura, Industria e Commercio. 

Divisione del Credito e della Previdenza . 
Jack, Miss Frances A. ....... 

Jacobi, Dr. Abraham, New York City 

Jacobs, Walter ......... 

Jamaica. Registrar-General ...... 

James Blackstone Memorial Library, Branford, Conn. 
James Prendergast Free Library, Jamestown, N. Y. 
Janvier, Mrs. Louisa S., Bryn Mawr ..... 

Japan. Department of Education, Tokyo 

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Jersey, England. Chamber of Commerce .... 

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Jewish Chautauqua Society, Philadelphia 

Jewish Training School of Chicago ..... 

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John Rylands Library, Manchester ..... 

Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore . . . . 

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Jones, Augustine, Providence . . . . . 

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Journal of School Geography, Publishers of, Lancaster, Pa. 1 

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Judson, Dr. A. B., New York City 5 

Judson, Miss Abby A., Arlington, N. J 1 

Julien, Rev. Matthew C., New Bedford .... 1 

Jurashek, Dr. Franz von, Vienna ..... 1 

Kaiserlieh-Konigliche Geologische Reichsanstalt, Vienna 1 

Kansas. Adjutant-General 

Agricultural Experiment Station ..... 1 

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Kansas City Star . . . 1900-01 subscription. 

Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka .... 1 

Karlsruhe. Grossherzoglich-Badisches Statistisches 

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Kean, William L 1 

Keighley, England. Chamber of Commerce ... 1 

Kelso, J. J., Toronto 2 

Kendall, Henry C 14 

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Kerr, Charles H., & Co., Chicago -1 

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King, Horatio C., New York City 1 

King, Hon. W. S., Washington 

King Conservatory of Music, San Jose, Cal. . 
Kingston, Ont., School of Mining ..... 

Kinnear, Dr. H. N., Foochow . . 

Kittredge, Prof. George L., Cambridge .... 1 

Klose, Friedrich, Thun, Switzerland .... 2 

Knapp, George B. . .1 broadside, 3 cards, 2 maps 69 
Knapp, Mrs. S. B. . . . . . . ... 

Kokumin Shimbun Office, Tokyo ..... 1 

K6niglicb.es Zoologisches und Anthropologisch-Ethno- 

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Konigsberg. Vorsteher-Amt der Kaufmannschaft . 
Konvalinka, Joseph G., Long Island ..... 1 

Koopman, Harry L., Providence . . . . . 10 
K6rosi, Dr. Jozsef, .Budapest ..../. 1 

Kyle, Hon. J. H., Washington 2 

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La Crosse, Wis. Board of Trade 

Lake Forest University ....... 

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Lakewood Times and Journal, Lakewood, N. J. 

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Lamb, Fred W., Manchester, N. H 1 

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Lancaster, Mass. Town Library ..... 
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Lane, John, New York City 

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La Plata. Biblioteca Publica de la Provincia de Buenos 

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Lawrence, City of 

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League for Social Service, New York City 

Lecaldano, N., and E., Naples 

Lee, Francis W. ......... 

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Leeds. Free Public Libraries 

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Infirmary ......... 

Leipzig. Handelskammer 

Statistische Gesellschaft . 

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Leith. Chamber of Commerce ...... 

Leland Stanford Junior University 

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Leominster, Town of ........ 

Lery, Victor, Brussels ....... 

Lewis, John F., Philadelphia 

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Leyden. Bibliotheek der Rijks-Universiteit . 

Libbie, Charles F 

Library Bureau . . . . . 

Library Company of Philadelphia 

Lichtenstein, R. C. . . . . .2 broadsides 

Liege. Administration Communale ..... 

Chambre de Commerce Fran^aise de la Province . 

Lima. Biblioteca Nacional 

Limburg, Germany. Handelskammer .... 
Lincoln, England. Chamber of Commerce 

Public Library 

Lindsley, C. A., New Haven, Ct 

Literary and Historical Society of Quebec 

Little, Brown & Co 

Littlefield, George E 

Livermore, Thomas L 

Liverpool. Chamber of Commerce 

Health Department 

Public Libraries, Museums and Art Gallery . 
Lodge, Hon. Henry Cabot, Washington .... 
London. Board of Trade ....... 

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London Bible and Domestic Female Mission . 

Loring Reading Room, Plymouth Cordage Co., Plymouth. 

Los Angeles. Chamber of Commerce .... 

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Loubat, Due de, Paris 

Loud, John J., Weymouth ... 1 piece of music 
Louisiana. Agricultural Experiment Station . 
Loimsbury, Hon. George E., Hartford . 1 broadside 

Love, James, Camden, N. J 

Levering, Hon. W. C., Washington 

Lovinggood, R. S., Marshall, Texas 

Low, Lyman H., New York City 

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Lowell Textile School 

Lubin, David, New York City 1 

Lucay, F. de, Paris .... 
Liineburg, Germany. Handelskammer 
Luton, England. Chamber of Commerce 

Lyman, Dr. J. W 5 

Lyman, Mrs. Theodore, Brookline 

Lynn, City of 1 

Free Public Library 
Lynn Historical Society 

Lyons. Caisse d'Epargne de Lyon . 

Union des Marchands de Soie de Lyon 

McCall, Hon. Samuel W., Washington .... 1 

McCarthy, Denis A 1 

MacCauley, Rev. Clay 1 

McCollom, Dr. John H 1 

McComas, Hon. L. E., Washington 

MacDonald, Dr. Arthur, Washington .... 1 

McDowell, A., Washington 4 

McFarland, Henry, Concord, N. H 1 

McGill Medical College, Medical Library .... 1 

McGuffey, Miss Margaret D 

Mackintosh, Miss Sarah B. and Miss Marianna E. Clarke 

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McLellan, Albert 1 

McMillan, Hon. James, Washington ..... 2 

Maddalena, Dr. E., Vienna ....... 2 

Madras. Government Museum ...... 

Madras and Kodaikanal Observatories .... 

Magdeburg. Statistisches Amt 

Mahlan und Waldschmidt, Frankfurt-am-Main . 
Maignien, M., Grenoble ....... 

Maimonides Free Library, New York City 

Maine. Bureau of Industrial and Labor Statistics . 

Registrar of Vital Statistics 

State Board of Health 

State College Agricultural Experiment Station 
Maine General Conference of Congregational Churches, 

Biddeford 

Maine Historical Society ....... 

Maine Statesman, Lewiston . . 1900-01 subscription 
Malarce, A. Chaurand de, Paris ...... 

Malone, Walter, Louisville ....... 1 

Manchester, England. Free Public Libraries ... 2 

Manchester Cotton Association .... 

Manchester, N. H. City Library 1 

- Water Commissioners ....... 10 

Manchester Institute of Arts and Sciences ... 1 

Manifesto, Publishers of, East Canterbury, N. H. . . 2 

Manitoba. Legislature ....... 2 

Manitoba Historical and Scientific Society 

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

Mann, F. W., Milford . . 1 

Maranhao, Brazil. Bibliotheca Publica . 

Marburg, Theodore, Baltimore . 

Marine Biological Laboratory, Wood's Holl 

Markwick, Rev. W. F.,.Ansonia, Conn 1 

Marland, Mrs. William, Andover ..... 1 



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Marrin, John F. . . 

Marseilles, France. Caisse d'Epargne des Bouches-du- 
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Maryland. Agricultural College 

Agricultural Experiment Station .... 

Bureau of Industrial Statistics ..... 

Weather Bureau, 

Maryland Historical Society ...... 

Mason, Edward A. ........ 

Mason, Rev. Edward G., Hightstown, N. J. 

Mason, Henry L., Cambridgeport . . . 1 poster 

Mason, Hon. W. E., Washington 

Mason, Perry, & Co. ........ 

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Meteorological Observatory 

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Chief of District Police 

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State Library 

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Topographical Survey Commission .... 

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Massachusetts Bible Society ...... 

Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary 
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy ..... 

Massachusetts Co-operative Bank League 
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Massachusetts Historical Society ..... 

Massachusetts Homceopathic Medical Society . 
Massachusetts Hospital for Epileptics, Monson 
Massachusetts Humane Society ..... 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. . . 3 posters 

Architectural Department 

Class of '88 . . 

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Mauritius. Colonial Secretary 

Maxon, William R., Washington .... 

May, Miss Elizabeth G., Leicester 
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May, Henry A. . 18 broadsides, 1 map, 1 newspaper 

Maynard, Laurens ........ 

Mecki, A. K. von, Moscow ....... 

Medford, City of 

Public Library ........ 

Medical Age, Publishers of, Detroit ..... 

Medical Bulletin, Publishers of, Philadelphia . 

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Sprague, Prof. Homer B., East Orange, N. J. . 
Springfield, Mass. City Library Association . 

Superintendent of Schools 

Staigg, Mrs. R. M 

Stamoul, A. A., New York City 

Stampa, La 1900-01 subscription 

Standard Publishing Co 

Stark, James H 

Starr, Miss Eliza A., Chicago 

Starr Engineering Co., New York City .... 
Statistical Society of Ireland, Dublin ; 

Stearns, Frank P., Arlington Heights .... 
Stettin, Germany. Vorstcher der Kauf mannschaft . 

Stewart, Dr. Colin C., Philadelphia 

Stewart, Douglass, Ottawa 

Stewart, Thomas T., Newport, Vt 

Stewart, Hon. W. M., Washington . 

Stillman, James W 

Stirling's and Glasgow Public Library, Glasgow 
Stockton, England. Chamber of Commerce 

Storer, Hon. Bellamy, Madrid 

Storer, Dr. Malcolm 

Storrs Agicultural Experiment Station, Middletown 

Conn. .......... 

Street, Rev. George E., Exeter, N. H. . . . 

Stringer, George A., Buffalo 

Stuckenberg, Mrs. J. H. W., North Cambridge 
Stuckenberg, Prof. J. H. W., North Cambridge 
Sturges, Alonzo W., Lewiston, Me. ..... 

Sturtevant, B. F., Co. 

Stuttgart. Koniglich Wiirttembergisches Statistisches 

Landesamt ......... 

- Statistisches Amt der Koniglichen Haupt- und Resi- 

denzstadt 

Styria. Statistisches Landesamt ..... 

Suffolk County Historical Society, New York . 
Sullivan and Sullivan ........ 

Sulzer, Hon. William, New York City 

Sunday Courier, Poughkeepsie . 1901-01 subscription 

Sunderland, England. Chamber of Commerce . 

Swank, James M., Philadelphia ...... 

Swansea, Wales. Chamber of Commerce .... 

Public Library and Gallery of Art 

Sweden. Kongliga statistiska central-byr&n . 

Kongliga svenska vetenskaps-akademi, Stockholm 
Swift, Lindsay ......... 

Swift, Lucian, Minneapolis ...... 

Switzerland. Bureau Federal de Statistique . 

Bureau Federal des Assurances ..... 
Departement Federal des Finances et Peages 

Direction Generale des Douanes Federales, Bern . 

Statistisches Bureau des Eidgenossischen Departe- 
ments des Innern 

Syracuse. Board of Education 

Central Library 
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Syracuse University 

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Teele, A. K., Milton 

Teggart, Frederick J., San Francisco .... 

Temporary Asylum for Discharged Female Prisoners, 
Dedham .......... 

Tenney, Miss Mary A. ........ 

Texas. Agricultural Experiment Station 

Texas State Historical Association . . . . 

Thayer Academy, South Braintree ..... 

Thermopylae, New York City . 1900-01 subscription 

Thomas, Benjamin F., Rochester 

Thomas, Frank, Chicago 

Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy .... 
Thompson, Catherine H. ....... 

Thorn, Germany. Handelskammer 

Thorpe, Mrs. E. J. Ellery, Newton Centre 

Thring, George H., London 

Thurston, Hon. J. M., Washington ..... 

Thurston, Prof. Robert H., Ithaca 

Thweatt, Hiram H., Thomasville, Ga 

Ticknor, Miss Caroline ....... 

Ticknor, Howard M. . 7,835 posters and programmes 

Tillman, Hon. B. R., Washington 

Tilsit, Germany. Vorsteheramt der Kaufmannschaft 
Tobey, A. G., Poughkeepsie 

newspaper subscription, 1900-01 
Tokyo Statistical Society ....... 

Toledo, Ohio. Board of Health 

Public Library 

Toledo Blade .... 1900-01 subscription 

Tolland, Conn. Library Association ..... 

Tompkins, Eugene ........ 

Toronto. Board of Health 

Board of Trade 

Public Library 

Torrey, Bates 

Torrey Botanical Club, New York City .... 
Toulon, France. Chambre de Commerce .... 

Tourney, Prof. J. W., Tucson 

Towle Manufacturing Co., Newburyport .... 

Townsend, Mass., Town of . 

Trades Publishing Co., Philadelphia .... 
Trap, Cordt, Copenhagen ....... 

Trask, William B 

Trent, Austria. Magistrate Civico ..... 

Treves, Claudio, Milan 

Treves, Germany. Handelskammer 

Tribou, Rev. David H. 

Tribuna, Rome .... 1900-0, 1 subscription 
Trieste, Austria. Camera di Commercio e d' Indu stria . 

Trinity College, Durham, N. C. . , 

Trinity College Historical Society, Durham, N.C. . 

Trinity College, Hartford 

True, Henry, Marion, O 

Tuckerman, Samuel 

Tufts College 

Tufts Library, Weymouth ....... 

Tunis. Chambre Mixte de Commerce et d 1 Agriculture . 

Turley, Hon. T. B., Washington 

Turin. Municipiodi Torino 

Turner, Ross, Salem ........ 

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Uchida, Sadatsuchi, New York City ..... 

Unamuno, Miguel De, Madrid ...... 

TJngherini, A., Turin ........ 

United Hebrew Charities of the City of New York . 
United States. Board of Indian Commissioners 

Civil Service Commission ...... 

Commission of Fish and Fisheries .... 

Commissioner-General of Immigration . 

Commissioner of Railroads ...... 

Commissioners to the Paris Exposition of 1900 . 

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Department of Fine Arts ...... 

Department of Agriculture . 

Bureau of Animal Industry ..... 

Division of Agrostology ...... 

Division of Biological Survey ..... 

Division of Botany 

Division of Publications . . . * . 

Division of Statistics ....... 

Division of Vegetable Physiology and Pathology 

Library ......... 

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- Weather Bureau . . . . . 137 maps 

Climate and Crop Service, Iowa Section 

Climate and Crop Service, New Jersey Section . 

Climate and Crop Service, Mississippi Section 

North Dakota Section ...... 

Department of the Interior ...... 

- Bureau of Education . 

Census Office 

Geological Survey . . . ... 

Indian Commission ....... 

Office of Indian Affairs ...... 

Patent Office 

Pension Bureau 

- Department of Justice 

Attorney General ....... 

Department of Labor ....... 

Department of the Navy ...... 

Bureau of Construction and Repair .... 

- Hydrographic Office 

- Library 

Naval War Records Office ...... 

Secretary ......... 

- Department of the Posts of Cuba, Havana . 

Department of State . 

Bureau of Foreign Commerce ..... 

Bureau of Rolls and Library . . . . . 

Bureau of the American Republics .... 

Consuls 

Isthmian Canal Commission ..... 

Department of the Treasury ...... 

Bureau of Immigration ...... 

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Coast and Geodetic Survey . . . 

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Marine Hospital Service ...... 

Register ......... 

Secretary ......... 

Steamboat Inspection Service ..... 

Department of War ........ 

Adjutant-General ..... 2 maps 

Auditor ......... 

Board of Ordnance and Fortification 

Division of Cuba. Comisionado de Cuba a la Expo- 

sicion de Paris, Havana ...... 

Division of Customs and Insular Affairs . 

- Engineer Department 

Infantry and Cavalry School, Fort Leavenworth 

Inspector-General ....... 

Library ......... 

Philippine Commission ...... 

Recruiting Station, Boston . . .2 posters 

Secretary : 

Surgeon-General 

- War Records Office 

Industrial Commission ....... 

Interstate Commerce Commission ..... 

Library of Congress .... 2 broadsides 

Missouri River Commission ...... 

- National Museum 

Naval Observatory 

Post Office Department ....... 

Dead Letter Office 

- Public Printer 

Senate. Committee on Claims ..... 
Document Room ........ 

Superintendent of Documents 

United States League of Local Building and Loan Asso- 
ciations, Chicago 

United States Pharmacopoeical Convention 

Universalist General Convention ..... 

Universalist Sabbath School Union ..... 

Universidad de Chile 

University Club, New York City 

University of California 

- Trustees of the Phoebe Hearst Architectural Plan 
University of Chicago ........ 

- Yerkes Observatory 

University of Idaho ........ 

University of Illinois . . 

University of Iowa 

University of Kansas ........ 

University of Melbourne . . 

University of Michigan ....... 

Alumni Association ....... 

Library . . . . . . . . . . 

University of Minnesota ....... 

University of Nebraska ....... 

University of New Mexico 

University of North Carolina 

University of Pennsylvania ...... 

Publication Committee ....... 

University of Rochester 

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University of the State of New York .... 

State Library . . . . . . 

University of Toronto 

University of Vermont ....... 

University of Wisconsin ....... 

College of Mechanics and Engineering .... 
University Settlement Society, New York City 
Upham, William P., Newtonville . . 1 manuscript 
Upsala, Sweden. Kongliga Universitet .... 

Kongliga Universitets Biblioteket ..... 
Uruguay. Direccion General de Estadistica 

- Direccion General de Instruccion Publica 

Direccion General del Registro del Estado Civil . 

Oficina de Deposito Reparto y Canje .... 
Utah. Agricultural College . . 

Agricultural Experiment Station ..... 

State Auditor 

Utica State Hospital . . . . . 

Utrecht, Holland. Rijks-Universiteit Bibliotheek . 
Valentine Museum, Richmond, Va. ..... 

Vancouver. Board of Trade ...... 

Vanderbilt Southern History Society . . 
Vandergrift Land and Improvement Co., Pittsburg 

Varvaro, Eduardo. Palermo 

Vass Chemical Co., Danbury 

Vassar College . 

Veiller, Lawrence, New York City ..... 

Venezuela. Ministerio de Relaciones Esteriores 
Verinder, Frederick, London ...... 

Vermont. Agricultural Experiment Station . 
Vermont State Medical Society .... 

Very, Prof. Frank W., Providence ..... 

Very, Miss Lydja L. A., Salem ...... 

Victoria. Public Library, Museums and National Gallery 

Public Library of Western Australia .... 

Victoria University . 

Vienna. Handels- und Gewerbekammer .... 

Magistral 

Virginia. Agricultural Experiment Station 

Volckmar, F., Leipzig 1900-01 subscription to NeaEmera 

Volta Bureau, Washington 

Wade, Joseph M. 

Wade, Stuart C., New York City 

Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford ..... 
Wakefield, England. Chamber of Commerce . 

Walcott, George H 

Walker, Hon. J. H., Washington 

Walsh, Rev. James A. ....... 

Waltham. Public Library ....... 

Ward, John, New York City 

Ward, Langdon L. 

Warder Public Library, Springfield, O 

Ware, Mrs. G. W. .... 19 newspapers 

Ware, William and Co. . . 

Warner and Swasey, Cleveland 

Warren, Dr. J. Collins ....... 

Warren, Joseph ......... 

Warren County Library and Reading Room, Monmouth, 

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Washington State. Department of State .... 

Washington Academy of Sciences ..... 

Washington and Lee University ...... 

Washington Historian, Publishers o'f, Tacoma . 

Washington University 

Washingtonian Home 

Watchman Publishing Co. ....... 

Watel, M. Maurice, Paris . . . . . . 

Waters, Mrs. C. E. C 

Watertown, Mass. Free Public Library .... 

Watson, Prof. William 

Wave, San Francisco . . . 1900-01 subscription 

Webster, Rev. Eugene C 

Weekly Gazette, Colorado Springs 1900-01 subscription 

Weeks, Andrew G. . 

Weinschenk, Lucius ........ 

Welcker, Adair, Berkeley ... 1 Vol. in Nos. 

Wellesley College . . . . . 

Wellman, Arthur H 

Wells, Mrs. Frank, Chicago 

Wells, Miss Ruth L. , 

Welsh, Charles . . 

Wendte, Rev. Charles W., Newton Centre 
Wequetegnock Burying Ground Association, Stonington. 
Wesel, Germany. Handelskammer ..... 
West End Nursery and Hospital for Infants . 
West Virginia. Agricultural Experiment Station . 

Auditor . . . . . . 

Westborough. Public Library 

Western Australia. Government Geologist ... 

Patent Office 

Registrar-General ........ 

Westfield, Mass., Athenaeum ...... 

Weymouth, Hon. G. W., Washington .... 

Wheeler, Rev. Horace L., Watertown .... 

Wheelwright, Edward . . . .3 newspapers 

Whipple, Wayne 

Whitaker, Channing, Lowell . . . . . .( 

Whitaker, J., and Sons, London ..... 

White, W. J., Ottawa . 

Whitefield, N. H. Public Library 

Whitney, Edward B. , New York City .... 

Whitney, James L. . .8 broadsides, 3 cards, 1 map 
Whymper, Edward, London ...... 

Wigan, England. Free Public Library .... 

Wilcox, Miss Gertrude ....... 

Wild, Rev. John, Hanover, Mass 

Wilkes-Barre Times . . . 1900-01 subscription 

Willcox, Walter F., Washington 

Williams, Rufus P 

Williams College ......... 

Williamson, Joseph, Belfast, Me. . . . 

Willis, Dr. J. L. M., Eliot, Me. 

Williston Seminary 

Wilmington Institute Free Library ..... 
Wilson, Louis N., Worcester . . . 
Wilson, Mrs. Mehitable C.C., Washington 

Wilson, Hon. S. J., Flint, Mich 

Winchester, Mass., Town of ...... 

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Wisconsin. Agricultural Experiment Station . 

Department of Public Instruction .... 

Free Library Commission 

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Wisconsin State Historical Society 

Wise, Charles H. 

25 subscriptions to periodicals for Roslindale Read- 
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Woburn. Public Library . . . 

Wolcott, Hon. Edward O., Washington .... 

Wolverhampton, England. Chamber of Commerce . 
Woman's Baptist Foreign Missionary Society . . 
Woman's Board of Missions ...... 

Woman's Relief Corps, Department of Massachusetts . 
Women's Christian Association, Washington . 
Women's Educational and Industrial Union 

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Wood, Allen F., New Bedford . . . 

Wood, Benjamin, >'ew York City . 

Wood, William, & Co., New York City .... 

Woodward, Frank E., Maiden 

Worcester, Mass., City of ...... 

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Free Public Library ....... 

Worcester County Law Library . . . 

Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

Worcester Society of Antiquity 

Working Girls' Vacation Society, New York City 

Wright, Miss Ellen M., Medford 

Wright, Isaac A., Kansas City . . 10 broadsides 

Wright, Stephen M., New York City ... 

Wurts, Mrs. Charles P., New Haven, 

Wyman, Mrs'. Edward, Cambridge 

Wyoming. Agricultural Experiment Station . 

Yale College 1 broadside 

Library .......... 

Yale Eorest School 

Yearly Meeting of Friends, Philadelphia . . . 
Yeaton, Miss E. Christine . . . 

York, England. Chamber of Commerce . . 

Young, Rev. Edward J., Waltham 

Young Men's Christian Association of the City of New 
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Young Men's Christian Associations. International Com- 
mittee. Student Department. New York City 

Young Men's Christian Associations of Massachusetts 
and Rhode Island ........ 

Young Men's Christian Associations of North America. 
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Zaehnsdorf, Joseph, London ...... 

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American Statistical Association, 36. 
Andrew Square reading room, 11, 30, 45. 
Appropriations, 7; special, 8. 
Art, works of, 8. 
Auction sales, 13. 
Auditor's report, 57. 

Bates hall, display of new books, 22. 

Bates hall card catalogue, 16. 

Benton, Josiah H., jr., 5. 

Bequests, 103. 

Binding, need of special appropriation 
for rebinding, 4, 51; work done, 19. 

Books, home use of, 2, 21, 44; number of, 
2; income of Ford bequest applied to 
books for the young, 6; sum expended 
for, 2, 10, 11 ; received, 9 ; number bought, 
10; recommendation for purchase, 13; 
transfer of non-fiction, 16; exhibitions 
of, in Bates hall, 22 ; use of, at branches, 
44 ; for branches, 44 ; extent of Library, 
78; increase, 79, 80. 

Bowditch, Henry P., 5. 

Bowditch library, 11. 

Branches, 3, 30; expenditure for books 
of reference, 11 ; issue of books, 41, 43 ; 
open shelves, 43; reclassification, 43; 
consolidated finding list, 43; books 
bought, 44; repairs, 44; advertising, 45; 
expenditures, 71; classification, 82; cir- 
culation, 86, 87. 

Branches and stations, Supervisor of, 
report, 41. 

Brighton branch, repairs at, 45. 

Broadsides, 11. 

Brown, Allen A., library of music, 16, 24. 

Brown, John, letters, 25. 

Buildings, equipment, and general ad- 
min stration, 8. 

Burns, Anthony, riot, letters on, 26. 

Card catalogue, Bates hall, 16. 

Card catalogues, 15. 

Catalogue cards, printing of, 16. 

Catalogue department, 3, 15. 

Catalogues, special, 16. 

Chamberlain collection, 14, 25, 103. 

Charlestown branch, 11; $30,000 appro- 
priated for new building, 2, 30. 

Children's reference room, 28. 

Children's room, exhibitions in, 28. 

Children's rooms, 27, 45. 

Church of the Disciples, gives portrait of 
Rev. Dr. James Freeman Clarke, 9. 

Circulation, Central Library and 
branches, 86. 

Clarke, Rev. Dr. James Freeman, por- 
trait presented, 9. 

Classification, Central Library, 81; 
branches, 82. 

Clerk, Delia Jean Deery elected, 1. 

Cooperation with the schools, 31, 42. 

Cooperative index, 15. 

Correspondence, 103. 

Cutter, Abram E., bequest of, 6, 105. 

Deaths and resignations, list of, 49. 

Deery, Delia Jean, elected Clerk of 
Trustees, 1. 

Delivery stations, 45; need for addition- 
al, 47. 

De Normandie, Rev. Dr. James, reap- 
pointed Trustee, 1; Vice-President, 1, 5. 

Deposits, 41. 



Documents, Department of, report, 32. 
Dwight, Thomas, 5. 

East Boston branch, need of new build- 
ing for, 2. 

Elliott decoration, 5, 8. 

Endowments, 6. 

Engravings, 3. 

Examining Committee, 1900, list of, 4; 
report, 50. 

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. 
Finance, 57. 

Financial condition of the Library, 2, 7, 

57. 

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, 

18. 
Home use of books, 21. 

Income, 7. 

Inter-library loans, 21. 
International law, 33. 
Issue department, 21. 
Italian fiction list, 16. 

King, Rev. Thomas Starr, manuscripts, 
26. 

Lectures on municipal government, 3, 

29. 

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. 

Maps, 12. 

Military library, 11. 

Mt. Pleasant Delivery Station. (See 

Station N.) 
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. 



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Printing, 16. 

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. 

Repairs, 8. 

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, 

32. 
Supervisor of branches and stations, 

report, 41. 

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- 
tion, 24. 

Vice-President, Rev. Dr. James De Nor- 
mandie elected, 1. 

Walker, Gen. Francis A., bronze relief 

oC, 5. 
West End Branch, children's room 

established, 30, 44. 
West Roxbury Branch, improvements 

at, 30,44. 



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