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THIRTY-SECOND 



ANNUAL REPORT, 



1884- 



[Document 105—1884.] 




CITY OF m._i BOSTON. 



THIRTY-SECOND ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

1884. 



[A.] 

The Trustees have the honor to ])resent to the City Coun- 
cil their Thirty-second Annual Report, the sixth made 
under their Act of Incorporation, and containing the details 
of the condition and administration of the Library for the 
year ending on the 30th of April last. 

The reports of the " Examining Committee from the citizens 
at large," and of the Librarian, with its important appendixes, 
are embraced in this document. 

From the experience of previous years, and with the large 
increase of the collections, it was deemed important to ap- 
point a full committee, and at an earlier period in the year 
than had before been thought necessary. It was named on 
the 19th of February, and held its first meeting on the 7th of 
March. The members are: Charles H. Dalton, Esq., 
Robert Grant, Esq., Rev. Brooke Herford, Edward J. 
Holmes, Esq,, Professor Thomas S. Perry, Charles L. 
Randall, M.D., Richai-d Sullivan, Esq., Rev. Alexander S. 
Twombly, D.D., Colonel Carroll D. Wright, with Profes- 
sor Henry W. Ha^^nes, a trustee, as chairman, as required 
by the ordinance. Three of these gentlemen, INIessrs. Perry, 
Sullivan, and Twombly, had served on the committee in 1883, 
and Mr. Holmes in 1881, and brought to the work of ex- 



2 City Document No. 105. 

amiuation their knowledge of the institution previously ac- 
quired. 

The great collection of books belonging to the Public 
Library, and the extent of its uses, have changed vastly 
since the iirst report of an Examining Committee was made 
in the year 1853, when 9,G88 volumes were upon the shelves, 
shortly to go into circulation. In the second report, made in 
1854, when the Library contained 16,221 volumes, it is 
stated that "of a large number of these books there are 
duplicates, and in a few cases there are several or many 
copies of the same work." The institution and its value were^ 
then on trial, and the work of the "committee from citizens 
at large " was easily accomplished in a few hours. At this 
period, however, was settled the question of duplicates, of 
which single copies of Avorks on attractive subjects, or of 
large popular interest, could not satisfy the daily and weekly 
demand. 

Every year since that period, except in the circulation of 
the more ephemeral literature, has developed a gradually in- 
creasing incpiiry for better classes of books, with wider clas- 
sitication of subjects and a more various and numerously 
spread constituency of readers and students, till at the pres- 
ent time the Library, including its po[)ular branches, covers, 
so far as is practica1)le with its means of purchase, the 
largest nun)ber of books useful to the largest number of 
pupils. It is now the most extensive free lending library in 
the world. But with this increase in demand the prob- 
lems of purchase and circulation become more difficult 
year b}- year. Many books asked for by experts cannot 
be ordered from a deticiency of means, while there is also a 
failure to meet the whole demand for popular literature. 
The conservative experience accjuired in each year, of the 
wants and possibilities of the institution, can only furnish to 
the Trustees a proximately safe guide of action. 

The Trustees will give respectful consideration to the 
recommendations of the Examining Committee, who are 
probably aware that the Board has been reducing, quite as 
last as public demand would permit, the purchase of fiction of 
any but the better class. Where formerly occasional duplicates 
Avere furnished to the branches, now a single copy suffices, 
which has resulted in a diminution of average use of not 
quite one per cent. The call for light literature is naturally 
larger in the districts than in the city proper. The attrac- 
tion of the more numerous portion of the reading public to 
the popular libraries must obviously be found in the new 
books, heralded in the public prints, and the subject of con- 
versation amonai: their friends and neisfhbors. In this con- 



Public Library. 3 

nection, in the literature of the day, fiction plays, 3'^ear by 
year, a more conspicuous part, as it idealizes every shade of 
life and character which modern civilization presents in its 
best, good, inditferent, or wretched phases. 

Notwithstandino- these conditions the Trustees see no 
reason to change the dechiration expressed last year, and 
quoted in the report of the Examining Committee. The 
eflbrt is making, and will be continued. It is not only a 
question of finance, but more important, of better reading. 

There is, however, one opinion expressed by the commit- 
tee in connection with a proposed telephonic system of coni- 
munication between the Branches and the Boylston-street 
Libraries, Avhich is possibly subject to misconstruction. It 
is argued that the adoption of such a system " would secure 
a greater equality of rights among the inhabitants of the 
whole city." One does not readily perceive how it M'ould 
secure more rights than every inhabitant of Boston possesses 
at the present time ; but it might possi))ly, if practicable, 
•secure a little more convenience in access to books. The 
card issued to ever}' borrower gives the right to take one 
book from one of the popular libraries, and one from Bates 
Hall. As the book is charged at the library from which it is 
taken, the card of the borrower must accompany the demand, 
and when the book is returned must also go back so that it 
may be clischarijed and replaced in the collection from which 
it has been loaned. The tele})lionic convenience might com- 
municate to the inquirer whether the particular book desired 
was on the shelves of the parent institution, and ready for 
issue, and notice could be given that the applicant's card 
would be sent by the usual daily communication with the 
district library ; but the probable uses in this way Avould 
hardly authorize the expense of a support of telephonic lines. 
Any trial of a sj^stera 'of this description could be prudently 
deferred until the Bates Hall library shall be transferred to 
its new building. 

The report of the Librarian will ])e read with much in- 
terest. The public will be gratified to learn the importance 
and value of some of the more considerable accessions to the 
Bates Hall by gift and purchase. The other sumiiiaries of the 
year's work will indicate, notwithstanding its magnitude, that 
the same careful attention has been exercised in the su})er- 
vision of the various departments. The tables which form 
the Appendix furnish the means of analyzing the whole li- 
brary system and its results. The details of administration 
specially connected with the Lil)rarian's office are also fully 
stated herewith. 



City Document No. 105. 



The Library and its Work for the Year. 

The present extent of the Library collections, and their 
use by the general public during the past year, are herewith 
presented. 

The aggregate number of volumes embraced in. the Bates 
Hall collection is 279,245; in the Lower Hall, 39,519; in 
the branches, 119,830, — making a total of 438,594, a net 
increase for the year of 16,478 ; making an average per cent- 
age of gain in all de):)artments of nearly four per cent. 

The whole number of days on which the libraries were open 
to the public was 306. 

The total use of books for the year was 1,056,906, — an in- 
crease of 11,004 over the previous year. These were dis- 
tributed from the various libraries, as shown in the following 
table, also aflbrding comparison with the work of the previous 
year : — 



Kame of Library. 



Lower Hall . 
East Boston . 
South Boston 
Eoxbury . . . 
Cbarlestown . 
Brighton . . . 
Dorchester . . 
South End . . 
Jamaica Plain 
West Roxbury 
Korth End . . 

Bates Hall . . 



No. of Vols. 

April 30 

1S83. 



38,164 
11,203 
10,961 
21,999 
24,825 
13,190 
11,910 
9,947 
8,976 ; 
3,( 
521 



8,976 i 
3,070 J 



154,900 
249,440 



404,340 



In Use, 

1882-83. 



195,930 
100,940 
126,411 
112,525 
87,304 
28,257 
67,558 
94,2o0 

49,137 

3,515 



865,827 
180,075 



1,045,902 



No. of Vols 

April 30, 

1884. 



39,519 
11,549 
11,407 
23,078 
24,633 
13,354 
12,469 
10,042 
9,416 
3,218 
6G4 



159,349 
260,602 



In Use, 
1883-84. 



203,992 
95,442 
124,220 
111,357 
76,968 
26,141 
72,173 
98,801 

51,271 

11,630 



871,993 
184,913 



1,056,906 



A further inspection of the figures for the year will show 
that from the 50,225 volumes contained in the three popular 
libraries in the city proper, there were loaned 314,423 
volumes ; and from the seven liranches in the district, with 
an aggregate of 109,124 volumes, the loans counted 557,570. 

Notwithstanding; this larsre use of the libraries a smaller 



Public Library. 5 

number of books is recorded as missing, in proportion to 
the circulation, than during any previous year. There are 
gone from Bates Hull 13 volumes ; from the Lower Hall, 35 ; 
from East Boston and Jamaica Plain, one each ; and from 
South Boston and Roxbury, four each ; making a total of dS 
vohmies missing, or one to every 18,222 loaned. 

The deliver}^ of periodicals at the Central library and 
branches, is recorded at 541,738 as against 518,226 for the 
previous year. Of these 376,424 found use in the Boylston- 
street Readin2:-r()om. 



The New Library Building. 

After some preliminary discussion on the part of the city 
officials, on the loth of August a letter was addressed to the 
Board of Trustees by the chairman of the committee on the 
Public Library, before proceeding to procure plans for the 
new reference lil)rary building, desiring to obtain the views 
of the Trustees upon the sul)ject, and the President was re- 
quested, in consultation with the Board, to prepare and 
submit to the committee a statement of the principal features 
wiiich the Trustees desire to have incorporated in the plan of 
the new building, particularly with reference to the interior 
arrangements, together with any suggestions which may aid 
the committee in preparing a specihcation for competitive 
designs. 

On the 21st of August a draft was submitted to the Trus- 
tees, and on the 25th they considered the features of the pro- 
posed building, and the President reported to the Board the 
outlines of a communication to the city committee, which 
was referred to a sub-committee consisting of the President, 
Mr. George B. Chase, and the Librarian, to transmit to 
Aldermen Whitten, chairman of the committee, as the 
answer of the Board to his letter. 

This was sent to the joint committee, and, after unex- 
pected delay, was first put into print on the last of October, 
and the revised copy, with the additional rewards to success- 
ful competitors, was printed in December, and issued early in 
January, 1884. The time allowed for competitive designs to 
be sent in was subsequently extended from 1st of June to 
1st of August of the present year. 

From the important character of the proposed edifice, it 
has attracted the attention of architects in different sections 
of the United States and Canada, and there is reason to 
believe that valuable plans, involving much studious prepara- 
tion, will be submitted. 



City Document No. 105. 



Donations. 



The Trustees have again the pleasure of acknowledging the 
continuous bount}' of J. Ingersoll Bowditch, Esq., in the 
further contribution of five hundred dollars, to be expended 
in the purchase of mathematical works for the . Bowditch 
library, — a library which has more than doubled in volumes 
by the means of purchase afforded the Trustees since it was 
deposited as a gift to the City of Boston for public use. 

■During the present year the city has received, under the 
will of Arthur Scholtield, a citizen of ISew York, though a 
native of Boston, the noble bequest of fifty thousand dollars, 
subject to annuities for thi-ee lives, at the expiration of which 
the income is to be devoted to the purchase of books of per- 
manent value for the Bates Hall lil)rarv. 

In addition to these sums, there has l)een paid into the city 
treasury, under the will of Thomas Burdett Harris, Esq., 
a resident of Charlcstown, a former Trustee and a warm 
friend of the Library, the sum of one thousand dollars, the 
income of which is to be used for the purchase of l)ooks for 
the Charlestown branch, making the whole endowment of 
this library for this object eleven thousand dollars, and con- 
stituting it the only branch beside that at Roxbur3% which 
also has funds under the control of the Trustees of the 
Fellowes Athenanun, to purchase standard works for its col- 
lection. 

It is earnestly to l)e hoped that other branches may find 
similar assistance from public-spirited residents of the dis- 
tricts in which they are situated, so that the popular libraries 
may grow to be institutions of wider sco|)e and importance. 

From the present outlook of the Pii))lic Library, the Trus- 
tees do not consider that more branches are needed at the 
present time for the public convenience. The establishment 
of delivery stations at a distance from certain of the branches 
seems to have aflbrded the accommodation desired by the 
neighborhoods, and the S3'stem may be continued at a very 
moderate expense. 

During the ]^ast year two former Trustees of the Library 
have died, of whose services to the institution special mention 
is due. 

Mr. Thomas G. Appleton was a member of the first Board 
of Trustees, resigning therefrom in the summer of 1856. 
From his first connection with the Library until his death 
he was its firm, consistent, and generous friend. AVithout 
recounting his other benefactions, his valued gift, in 1869, of 
the Tosti engravings, constitutes its most important art col- 



Public Library. 7 

lection, embracing 5,100 prints in bound volumes, several 
hundred more in portfolios, and a few others that are framed 
and hung in various apartments of the building. AVith the 
large attention now paid to the various forms of art, these 
engravings become day by day more vaUiable and important. 

The vaUiable aid rendered by Mr. James J. Flynn, in 
securing the success of the vital project of a new li])rary 
building, to front on Copley square, deserves public ac- 
knowledgment. !N'o friend of this undertaking rendered 
more practical or efficient service. 

In reviewing the lilirary work for the year, the Trustees 
tind that its character has sensibly improved, and that the 
executive department has fulfilled its arduous service in a 
manner most creditable to the officers employed, and, so far 
as had been made known, to the eminent satisfaction of the 
patrons of the institution. 

WILLIAM W. GREENOUGH, 
GEORGE B. CHASE, 
JAMES FREE:MAX CLARKE, 
HENRY W. HAYNES, 
JOHN H. LEE, 
CHARLES V. AVHITTEN. 

Note. — Mr. Samuel A. B. Abbott, Trustee, is now absent in Europe. 
Boston, June 25, lS8i. 



City Document No. 105. 



[B.] 
REPORT OF THE EXAMINING COMMITTEE. 

The [)resent Examining Committee of the Pul^lic Library 
was appointed in the latter part of February, 1884, and was 
summoned to its first meeting early in March. As this report 
was desired before the end of May, the committee had 
less than three months in which to make its examination. 

In this short time the committee had to investigate the 
general management of the Bates Hall, the Lower Hall, eight 
branches, and two deliveries; the principles upon AvRich 
$30,000 worth of l)0()ks purchased aniuially were selected, 
and were distributed among the above libraries ; the methods 
by which these books were made accessil)le through . cata- 
logues, assistance from officials, etc. ; the sufficiency of the 
libraries in meeting the demand upon them ; the financial 
condition of the institution ; and the efficiency of a force of 
over one hundred and fifty employes. It is evident that no 
committee could do this work properly in so short a time. 
Assuming that if there is to be an Examining Committee, it is 
desirable that it should have time sufficient to enable it to 
pass an intelligent judgment upon the working of this great 
institution, to point out any deficiencies, and to suggest im- 
provements, we respectfully recommend that in future the 
Examining Committee be appointed immediately upon the 
termination of the labors of the preceding committee. 
The next committee would then have nearly a year for 
its investigations instead of the three months accorded 
the present committee. 

Your committee begs leave to offer a few remarks upon 
certain matters connected with the Lil)rary which have at- 
tracted its especial attention. jNIany other questions worthy 
of investigation have not been touched upon, principally be- 
cause there has not been time to examine them thoroughly. 

The Books. 

At the end of the library year 1883-4, the libraries con- 
tained 438,594 volumes, distributed as follows : In the 
Central library, exclusive of the Lower Hall, 279,245 vol- 
umes ; in the Lower Hall, 39,519 volumes; in the eight 
branches, 115,948 volumes; and at the West Roxbury de- 
livery and North End, 3,882 volnmes. 



Public Library. 9 

Bates Hall contains, with few exceptions, a copy of 
every book owned by the Library, except works of fiction 
in Enijlish. The Lower Hall and branches are collections of 
duplicates of volumes in Bates Hall of a popular character, 
and of works of fiction ia-English. 



Bates Hall. 

Any one studying a subject, and wishing to examine the 
literature upon it, will probably be gratified in finding in Bates 
Hall many of the l)ooks he desires, but sometimes disap- 
pointed in discovering that books, which might fairly be 
expected to be found in the Library, are not in it. Deficien- 
cies cannot, of course, be altogether avoided, as it is impossi- 
ble for the Library, with its limited funds, to have every 
desiral)le book. But it is most important that the selection 
of books should be made with the widest knowledge possible 
of what has been and is being published. We find, 
however, that it is the duty of none of the employes of 
the Library to examine literary reviews, pul)lishers' lists, 
etc., in order to learn what may be the new publications, 
or to endeavor to discover deficiencies in the collection 
now on the shelves, or to supply the Trustees with lists 
of books needed by the Library. 

At present books are obtained for the Library as follows : 
First, the best American books are sent upon publication to 
the Trustees for examination ; secondly, there are stand- 
ins: orders in En2:land and France that new books of a 
certain class and of a limited value shall be forwarded with- 
out special order; thirdly, books are recommended as desira- 
ble for the Library to the Trustees, with whom it lies to pur- 
chase such books or not. Such recommendations are made 
principally by a few officers of the Library, and by a few 
scholars who have interested themselves in its growth, 
and some are made by readers in general. So long as 
this voluntary work continues to be done as well as at 
present the best new publications will doubtless be brought 
to the notice of the Trustees. But should anything interfere 
with the voluntary Jabors of a few employes, who have 
already enough to do in the line of their official duties, 
or should a few scholars cease to contribute their ser- 
vices, the Lilirary would be seriously embarrassed, and 
it would become difficult to make a proper selection of 
books. 

The Examining Committee of 1881 suggested that scholars 
be requested to examine the collections of the Library re- 



10 City Document No. 105. 

liitiiiff to subjects with which they were familiar, and to 
specify the books needed upon such subjects. This sugges- 
tion was complied with, and the books in the following 
departments have been examined : Mathematics, Jurispru- 
dence, Shakspeare literature, INIusic, and the books in the 
Parker Library. Works in French and German, principally 
of beUes-leftrefi, have been examined during the last three 
years by Mr. T. S. Perry, who is still continuing his labors ; 
and, finally, the works on Political Economy, this year by 
Mr. Carroll D. Wright, "who reports as follows : — 

Departments of Political Economy, Political Science, and 

Socialism. 

These departments are rich indeed in the works pertainins: to them ; 
but few, if any, authors of note would be missed b}' the student, how- 
ever elaborate he might wisli to make his researches. 

The standard French and (lerman works on Political Economy are to 
be found, and many of the minor ones, while the English and Ameri- 
can numbers are quite complete. 

The managers of the I^ibrary have had the benefit of the suggestions 
of Prof(\ssor Sumner, of Yale, who furnished in 1880 a very excellent 
list of works on Political Economy, and of others thoroughly acquainted 
with the department. 

Political Science offers all that is requisite, while, under Socialism 
and Social Science, there seems to be a very full collection of works. 

The bran(!hes of the Library contain a few of the older standard 
works on Political Econcnny aiid Political Science: it is suggested that 
they lie supplied with some of the modern works on Political Economy 
and Political Science. Freeman's Comparative Politics, and NordhofTs 
Politics for Young Americans, are found in but two or three of the 
branches. Thesetvvo books should be in every branch. President 
Walker's work on Wages and his recent volume on Political Economy, 
Elements of Political Economy by Emile de Laveleye, and Mr. 
Weeden's Social Law of Labor, (iffer, for a brief list, the best works for 
the In-anches; these works step beyond the grounds of the older writers 
and give to the reader the freshness of modern thought on economic 
topics, as it has been aflfected by the modern system of industry. 

The ultimate decision as to what books shall be purchased 
rests nominally with the Book Committee of the Trustees ; 
in fact, the seiection from the books recommended is made 
by the President of the Board. As long as the President is 
willing to devote so much time as at present to this work 
there can be no doiibt that it is practically as well done as 
it could be in any other way ; but it seems to this committee 
that this is too important a work to be allowed to remain 
dependent upon the power and health of any single honorary 
officer. 

Another matter which has attracted our attention is this : 
Many of the foreign books, and most, if not all, of the con- 
tinental periodicals, are procured through an agent in New 
York. One result of this arrangement is frequent delay in 



Public Library. 11 

the arrival of sacli periodicals. The number of Le Livre 
for April, reached the Lil)rary about a fortnight later than it 
reached the Harvard College Lil)rarj ; the numbers of the 
Revue Internationale are much behindhand at this moment, 
and frequently two or even three numbers of French and 
German weekly periodicals arrive at the same time. There is 
often delay, and occasionally error, with regard to the books. 
We therefore suggest that either an agent in Boston be ap- 
pointed who can be seen if matters go wrong, or that the 
supply of continental ])ublications be placed in the hands of 
some responsible person in Europe. We think that economy 
would be served by this change. 

Lower Hall and Branch Libraries. 

As has been said, the Lower Hall and branches contain 
duplicates of the more popular works in the Bates Hall, and 
works of fiction in English. The Lower Hall contains nearly 
40,000 volumes, and the eight branches from 9,000 to 14,000 
each, supplied by the city, to which must be added the 
libraries belonging to Roxbury and Charlestown, presented 
to the city when these libraries became branches. 

The books in the Lower Hall and branches resemble 
each other in class and character. 

The Lower Hall collection may be divided roughly into 
books of History, Theology, Jurisprudence, INIedicine, Useful 
and Fine Arts, Travels, Periodicals, Books of Reference, and 
Fiction and Juveniles. More than one-third of the collection 
falls under the last head of Fiction and Juveniles, and it is 
believed that about the same proportion of books in the 
branches is of this class. 

It is obvious that neither Lower Hall nor the branches can 
have a copy of every book that might circulate freely if in 
them. Expense must be considered. Still it must be borne 
in mind that most of the readers who take books from the 
Lower Hall consult the Bates Hall little or not at all ; and it 
appears that inexpensive books of a popular character other 
than fiction are often called for in the Lower Hall, but are to 
be found in Bates Hall only. In the opinion of this com- 
mittee it would be well to reduce the number of duplicates of 
works of fiction, and thereby leave a larger sum applicable 
to the purchase of the better books above referred to. 

Of the more popular novels there are sometimes as many 
as six copies in the Lower Hall alone, besides those supplied 
to the branches. 

In this connection we may quote the following passage 
from the Trustees' Report of 1883, p. 5 : "It does not seem 



12 City Document No. 105. 

to the Trustees to be a legitimate use of public funds to puiv 
chase any consideralile quantities of duplicate books, for the 
sake of present popularity, which, in the space of five years, 
shall cease to find readers." 

Fiction, its Circulation and Cost. 

It is well known that the larger part of the circulation of 
the Lower Hall and branches is of works of fiction. The 
figures are instructive. In the year ending April 30, 1884, 
there were 159,349 volumes in the Lower Hall and 
branches. The circulation of fiction and juveniles during 
the year Avas 625,201 volumes ; of books of all other classes 
235,162 vohnnes. 

Of the total circulation of 203,992 volumes from the Lower 
Hall, that of fiction and juveniles was ^^"2-^-^^ per cent., or 
127,229 volumes, and of all other books 76,763 volumes. 

Of the total number of books taken out from the Lower 
Hall, 168.926 were for home use and 35,066 for hall use. 

But of the books issued for hall use very few are of fiction ; ^ 
that is, the works of fiction are nearly always carried home 
to read. If, then, we deduct the works of fiction taken out, 
from the total number of works taken home, we have as a 
result 41,697 as the number of books, not of fiction, taken 
for home reading ; and it is only books so taken from this 
hall which are actually read, as those issued for hall use are, 
in general, desired for momentary examination only. Even 
this number must he reduced by the unrecorded number of 
books taken nominally for home reading, but retained for a 
few moments only and returned unread. 

The branches would show a still smaller proportion of the 
more instructive reading, as their percentages of circulation 
of fiction and juveniles range from 73 to 77^ in place of the 
62^ per cent, of the Lower Hall. 

More than half the books added to the Lower Hall, in the 
year 1883-4, were fiction and juveniles. Of the total of 
1,604 books of this class, 406 were new books, 445 were 
duplicates, and 753 were worn-out volumes replaced. 

At the end of from six months to a year from their arrival 
most works of fiction in the Lower Hall cease to be read. 
When such works have had their brief day, they remain a 
useless encumbrance to the shelves and catalogues. 

As three-quarters of the whole circulation of the Lower 
Hall and branches is of fiction and juveniles, it is pro1)al)ly 
not too much to say that at least one-half the time of sevent}^- 

* In this hall fiction is, in general, not allowed to go out for hall use. 



Public Library. 13 

five or more persons employed in these libraries, and one- 
half the $25,000, or more, paid to them in salaries, is ex- 
pended upon the above class of books. There is also the 
cost of cataloguing and of binding, large items, in addition. 
Finally, much time is devoted, principally by the Lil)rarian 
and Assistant Librarian of the Lower Hall, to examining new 
works of fiction, in order to ascertain whether they are of a 
character suitable for circulation. 

It seems to the committee that the large cost of these 
books, the much larger expense involved in circulating them, 
and the encumbrance they become to the shelves, are mat- 
ters deserving very serious consideration by the Trustees. 
The questions involved are too large to admit of solution by 
this committee in the limited time at its disposal. 

As a partial remedy for the above evils we recommend 
that no duplicates of works of fiction be purchased, unless 
such works are of recognized value ; that duplicates of fiction 
not of recognized value now on the shelves be withdrawn 
from the Lower Hall after the demand for them has ceased ; 
and that, in future, works of fiction of some permanent worth 
only be purchased for the Library. 



Moral Character or Fiction in Lower Hall and 

Branches. 

The Trustees do not knowingly permit any immoral or 
demoralizing work to enter the shelves of these libraries, 
and they require an examination of every work of fiction in 
English before it is accepted. This examination is made 
principally by the Librarian and Assistant Librarian of the 
Lower Hall ; and their continuous, careful, and conscientious 
labors in this direction deserve the highest commendation. 

The standard which these works must attain to enter the 
Liln-ary is much higher than it was a few years ago ; and we 
will only express a hope that this vigilance will be increased 
rather than relaxed, especially with regard to the books 
accessible to children. 



Catalogues in the Lower Hall. 

For cataloguing purposes the books in the Lower Hall are 
divided into five classes, and of each class there is a separate 
printed catalogue. The Bulletins give a list, arranged by 
authors, of the books added to this hall during the four 
months preceding their issue ; and advance sheets of a new 
Bulletin are now posted for inspection as soon as they are 



14 City Document No. 105. 

received from the printer. There is also a series of written 
slips giving the titles of books received since the last Bulletin. 
Very recently a much-felt want has been supplied ))y posting 
in the Lower Hall written lists of the daily accessions to the 
shelves. The great demand is always for new books, and by 
consultins: these lists readers can discover the latest arrivals. 
Finally, the card catalogue contains the titles of all the books 
in this Library. 

We strongly urge that the above written slips and lists be 
printed by a type-writer instead of being posted in manu- 
script. 

In this connection the committee begs leave to offer a 
further suggestion. 

The printed catalogues of the books on Arts, Sciences, and 
Professions, in the Lower Hall, contain all the books in this 
librar}' of the above classes on May 1, 1881, and they arc of 
great value. But their very extent is an embarrassment to 
many readers, who do not know how to choose from the large 
numl)er of books ottered them. We believe it would be a 
valuable assistance if short lists M'ere prepared of books upon 
ditterent subjects included in the above classes, with not more 
than six books, for instance, upon any (me subject, the title of 
each book being followed by a short estimate of the Avork. 
These lists should be kept alive by the addition of new books, 
when they arrive, but should never contain more than a very 
small number of books upon any one topic. It should be 
observed that readers dislike consulting any long catalogue 
if they can avoid it. We also recommend that, for the 
purpose of aiding mechanics whose occupations do not permit 
them to visit the Library, such short lists of books relating 
especially to Mechanics, be sent to all the leading manu- 
facturers in Boston, and also that applications by mechanics 
for such works be facilitated by methods which the Trustees 
may approve. 

Assistance to Low^er Hall Readers. 

The card catalogue of the Lower Hall is not accessible to 
the public, but is in the charge of a curator, who is constantly 
consulted, not only by readers desiring the shelf-numbers of 
books which they have not succeeded in finding in the cata- 
logues, but also for advice as to the selection of books, and 
for information as to what books there may be upon sul)jects 
which interest the inquirer. This personal contact between 
officers familiar with the books and readers is most beneficial, 
and one of the most valuable features in the conduct of this 
Library. It oflers an opportunity to place the best books in 



Public Library. 15 

readers' hands, and to elevate the character of the readinij. 
It is gratifying to remark that th]s duty has been well and 
faithfull}^ performed . 

The connuittee approves highly of the permission recently 
given to school children, under fourteen years of age, to lake 
out certain books not of fiction. 

The Branches. 

The committee having observed that much money is de- 
voted to buying numbers of copies of popular books to be 
placed at the South End^ which is but a short distance from 
the Central library, at South Boston, East Boston, etc., 
would inquire whether it would not be better to extend to 
the branches fuller use of the unrivalled abundance of the 
Central library, by making telephonic communication be- 
tween it and the branches, whereb}' books could be applied 
for from the suburbs, and delivered speedily from the Central 
Library. This would secure gi'eater equality of rights among 
the inhabitants of the whole city, and permit even more lib- 
eral purchases for the Boylston-street library. In thus ren- 
dering the branches rather delivery-stations than separate 
libraries, we think that economy in avoiding the purchase of 
so many duplicates would outweigh the slight loss of time. 

If this change were made, the force of attendants at the 
branches might be advantageously reduced. Thus, to take 
a single instance, twelve persons are employed at South Bos- 
ton, one of whom is a registration clerk. Even at present it 
appears that during several ho'urs of the day there is a very 
small call for books at the ])ranches, during which time a part 
of the force could be dispensed with. The committee fur- 
ther respectfully suggests that the branches might advanta- 
geously be visited a little more frequently by the Trustees. 



The committee has observed with pleasure that the em- 
ployes of the Library in general perform their duties faith- 
fully and conscientiously, not infrequently devoting time 
outside their hours of duty to furthering the interests of the 
institution. 

We concur in the following recommendation of those of 
our number to whom was committed the consideration 
of the financial condition of the Library. " It seems to 
us that some of the salaries are very low, especially some 
of those ranging from $450 to $900. This last named sum 
is paid to some of the female employes, who have very con- 
siderable accomplishments and skill necessary for the work 



16 City Document No. 105. 

they do. The hours of labor are longer, and the vacation 
shorter than those of teachers in the public schools who 
receive higher pay, and with whose position theirs may fairly 
be compared." 

Finally, the committee wishes to express its sincere ap- 
preciation of the continuous ellorts of the Trustees on behalf 
of the Library, and to acknowledge the unfailing courtesy 
with which the Trustees and the otiicers of the Library have 
listened to inquiries and given the information desired. 

EDWARD J. HOLMES, 
THOMAS S. PERRY, 
CHARLES H. DALTON, 
RICHARD SULLIVAN, 
CARROLL D. AVRIGHT, 
ROBERT GRANT, 
BROOKE HERFORD, 
ALEXANDER S. TWOMBLY, 
CHARLES L. RANDALL, 

Examining Committee. 

[The Examining Committee wish to put on record an ex- 
pression of their sense of the loss the Pul)lic Library has 
sustained by the sudden and untimely death of Mr. Edward 
J. Holmes, by whom this report was written. His faithful 
and laborious service, in the careful study of the working of 
this great institution, in all its minutest details, is apparent 
from the document itself; and it was confidently expected 
that the Library would have luid the benefit of his continued 
interest in it. His last work on earth was to make the final 
corrections in the proof of this report. — H. AY. H.] 



Public Library. 17 



[C] 
LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. 

To the Trustees : — 
I herewith respectfully submit my sixth annual report. 

Increase of the Library. 

During the last year the Public Library received the net 
increase of 16,478 volumes, and on the 30th April had 
reached the number of 438,594 volumes : 18,233 came by 
purchase ; 3,815 by gift, and 159 by exchange ; the apparent 
discrepancy between the net number of volumes and the in- 
crease as stated above being accounted for by the deduction 
of books lost or condemned. 

Of the increase by purchase and by gift a detailed account 
is given in Appendixes II, VI, and IX. 

The most noteworthy of the gifts are as follows : — 

From the Municipal Council of Paris to the City of 
Boston, 12 volumes, titles and description of which are now 
given : 

Atlas des Anciens Plans de Paris. 1 volume of text and 2 
of 31 fac-simile plans. 

Atlas des 20 Arrondissements de la Ville de Paris, in 1 
volume. 

Les Promenades de Paris. 1 volume of text and 1 of plates 
of plans ; wood and steel engravings, and plates in colors. 

Vues des Principaux Monuments. A series of 72 large 
photographs. 

Direction des Eaux et des figouts. 2 volumes. Plates. 

Direction des Travaux : Reconstruction de I'Hotel de 
Ville. 12 plates. 

Ponts et Chaussees. Direction des Travaux de Paris. 
Service des Eaux et des £gouts. 2 volumes. 63 plates. 

The occasion of this magnificent gift was the visit of the 
delegation of the City Government of Paris to the Exhibition 
of Foreign Products, Arts and Manufactures, held in Boston 
during the autumn of 1883. The volumes are all large 
folios, uniformly bound and tastefully lettered on the covers, 
and bearing the seal of the City of Paris, and the following 



18 City Document No. 105. 

inscription : " Hommage du Conseil Municipal de Paris a 
la Municipalit6 de Boston." 

These works were deposited, by direction of His Honor 
the Mayor, in the Public Library, and as an acknowledg- 
ment for the gift the City Council appropriated $1,000, which 
was expended in the purchase of 42 historical works relating 
to Boston and vicinity, which were suitably bound in the 
Public Library bindery, and forwarded to the Municipal 
Council of Paris. 

In acknowledging their receipt in a letter addressed to His 
Honor the Mayor, the President of the Municipal Council 
says as- follows : — 

"Le Conseil a 6t6 vivement touch6 de la manifestation dont il etait 
Tobject de la part de la municipalite de Boston ; il a decide que des 
remerciements voixs seraient adresses et que les magnifiques ouvrages 
dont vous lui faisiez don resteraient deposes dans sa biblioth^que 
speciale, comme un temoignage des relations cordiales qui ne peuvent 
cesser d'exister entre les deux Cites de Boston et de Paris." 

To the gifts named in my last report Mrs. R. Anne 
Nichols and Miss Caroline Coddington Thayer have added 
more than 100 volumes, this year, the greater number of 
which are klitions de luxe, or works extended with judicious 
care and skill, with portraits and illustrations of the most 
varied character and of great interest and value ; but what 
especially may be mentioned are the works of Theodore 
Parker, in 40 volumes, in fine binding, including a collection 
of pamphlets, newspaper cuttings, and manuscripts, forming 
a most complete and painstaking memorial of loving regard 
and personal esteem. 

From the British government has been received the annual 
contribution of British patents, this year, numbering 99 vol- 
umes. From Mrs. Helen A. Homans 372 volumes, and 
2,855 pamphlets of a miscellaneous character, have been re- 
ceived ; and from Mrs. J. D. W. Williams, whose husband 
was one of the earliest benefactors of the Library, and who 
practically manifested his interest in its welfare for the first 
ten or twelve years of its existence, by large gifts of books, 
were received 435 volumes and 774 pamphlets. 

Charles Amory, Esq., has presented the original nocto- 
graph MS. of that portion of Prescott's " Conquest of Mexico," 
which was lacking to complete what was already in the pos- 
session of the Library, purchased at the sale of the letters 
and MSS. of James E. Eoot, in April, 1879. 

One of the most interesting gifts to the Library has come 
from Abbott Lawrence, Esq. This consists of 17 broadsides, 
the earliest of which bears date 1 093 and the latest 1785. 



Public Library. 19 

These documents, covering the period of the provincial charter, 
and several of which are supposed to be unique, throw new 
light upon several interesting periods of colonial history ; 
the most important of these being the proclamation of the 
forgotten Stamp Act of 1755, enacted by the Colony of Mas- 
sachusetts Bay during the government of Shirley, and de- 
signed by him to provide means for carrying on the war 
which overthrew the French power in America, and the 
remembrance of which prepared the minds of the colonists, 
ten years later, to resist the Imperial Stamp Act. 

Many of the gifts are in answer to my requests for lacking- 
numbers needed to complete our sets of serial publications, 
and a great deal in this direction has also been done by pur- 
chase, so that the catalogue of serials now shows nearly 6,000 
titles. 

Of the additions to the Library by purchase may be mentioned 
the "London Gazette," covering, with a few omissions, the 
period from 1793-1877, and comprising 226 large octavo 
volumes. This is an official organ of the British govern- 
ment. Its contents comprise royal proclamations, orders, 
and acts of council, acts of parliament, lists of civil, eccle- 
siastical, military, and naval promotions, and general state 
intelligence. The publication of the " Gazette " was begun 
in 1665. Not long after the addition of the volumes above • 
named the Library was fortunate enough to secure one of 
the early volumes covering the years 1704 to 1708. 

The London Quarterly Keview, volumes 1-36, 1853-71. 
This work is the organ of the Methodist denomination in 
England, and is not to be confounded with the Quarterly 
Review, the political organ of the Tory party. 

"Les travaux publics de la France," published in 1883 
under the auspices of the Ministry of Public Works of 
France. This monumental work consists of 5 square 
folio volumes, with 539 illustrations, 250 phototypes, and a 
number of folded chromo-lithograph maps, in illustration 
and descriptive of roads and bridges, railroads, rivers, and 
canals, seaports, and light-houses of France. 

Letarouiliy's " Le Vatican et la Basilique de Saint Pierre 
de Rome," 2 folio volumes published in 1882, and compris- 
ing 264 plates. 

" La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes " of Diego Hurtado de 
Mendoza was purchased for the Ticknor collection at the 
sale of the librar)' of William Beckford. This is one of the 
extremely rare early editions, and was published at Antwerp 
in 1554; it was bound in brown morocco bj' C. Lewis, and 
bears the crest of P. A. Hanrott, whose library was sold in 
1833. 



20 City Document Oo. 105. 

A complete set of Cobbett's Political Register in 88 volumes, 
with the single omission of one number in volume 77, has 
been secured for the Library through the kind intervention 
of Miss Susan Cobbett, a surviving daughter of William 
Cobbett, who has supplemented her work for the Library in 
searching for lacking numbers of this set by the gift of two 
manuscript ItefjiMers, written by her father to King William 
the Fourth on his coming to the throne. They are particularly 
interesting, as there is much in them relating to America. 

Mention also may be made of the important addition of 
fidouard Baldus's " Palais du Louvre et des Tuileries," pub- 
lished in 1875 in 3 folio volumes of 300 plates, and the com- 
pletion of the set of the Pala^ontographical Society's publica- 
tions by the addition this year of the first five and of the 
thirty-first volumes. 

The persevering efforts of some of our agents have ob- 
tained for the Library many rare and valuable books, which 
have been on the order-list for years. 

A photographic copy of an early map of the Massachusetts 
Colony, the original of which was discovered in the Sloane 
collection of the British Museum, by Mr. Henry F. Waters, 
and possessing great historical interest and value, has been 
made by order of the Trustees of the Library. It measures 
about 14 inches in width by about 20 in height, and shows 
the eastern part of the Massachusetts Company's grant, 
from the extreme point of Cape Ann as far west as what is 
now called Lake Cochituate. 

There are good reasons for believing that it was drawn be- 
tween 1632 and 1634, but by whom it was drawn is at present 
unknown. It was at one time in the possession of Governor 
John Winthrop, and contains several inscriptions in his hand- 
writing which apparently are of a later date than the original 
preparation of the map. With the possible exception of 
Wood's map, it is the earliest map of Massachusetts of which 
anything is now known. 

Library Facilities. 

The Trustees have come into the possession of rooms in the 
old Blue Hill bank building, to which the Lower Mills de- 
livery, enlarged hj the addition of a reading-room with a full 
list of periodicals, was removed on Deo. 13, 1883. 

The Dorchester, Brighton, and Jamaica Plain branches, 
have been fitted up during the year with reading-rooms, and 
additional periodicals added, and the statistics of their use 
show that the change has been appreciated. These hereto- 
fore had had a scanty list of periodicals, of which no account 



Public Library. 21 

of the use had been practicable under the then existing ar- 
rangements. 

Circulation. 

The circulation of the entire Library for the 306 working 
days of the year was 1,056,906 volumes ; a daily average of 
3,454, and an increase of 11,000 over the circulation of last 
year. This gain is to be credited to the Central library, 
and the Soutli End branch, which is in such close proximity 
as almost to be classed with the Central department, and the 
Dorchester branch ; the remaining branches having fallen off 
very considerably from last year's figures. The greatest loss 
is at Charlestown, the number of books issued bemg over 
10,000 less than, for last year. 

In this connection it is interesting to note that, in general, 
when the home-use of the books of the Library increases, the 
use of the periodical reading-rooms decreases, and vice versa; 
this was the case last year, and this year the Central depart- 
ment circulation has increased nearly 13,000, while the use 
of the reading-room has decreased nearly 6,500 periodicals ; 
moreover, ac the Charlestown branch the circulation has de- 
creased about 10,000, and the reading-room has increased 
2,000. 

This falling off in the circulation at the branches may be 
attributed in part, at least, to the policy which the Trustees 
have adopted, of not supplying duplicate works of fiction, 
and of curtailing generally the amount of this class of litera- 
ture for the branches. That this supposition is true is shown 
by a reference to Appendix XIV, where it will be seen that 
the percentages of fiction read at the branches have decreased , 
and of course the other classes have gained. 

The increase of circulation of Bates Hall has been about 
5,000 volumes, and an examination of the figures shows that 
the increase has extended through nearly all the classes into 
which the books are divided. In American, English, Ger- 
man and Italian history, however, there has been a consid- 
erable decrease. 

The circulation of works on bibliography, French history, 
the classics, periodicals, law and medicine, has been much 
greater than ever before. The increase in the use of peri- 
odicals, which is certain to be much greater hereafter than 
now, is clearly due to the indexes so freely supplied, espe- 
cially to Poole's Index, which, in one volume, furnishes 
a key to the most valuable miscellaneous English serials pub- 
lished during this century. This is referred to more and 
more as readers become acquainted with its merits and learn 
the mode of its use. 



1882-83. 


1883-84. 


61.49 


62.37 


7.26 


7.54 


4.57 


4.08 


9.47 


9.24 


5.11 


5.32 


4.41 


4.22 


7.69 


7.23 



22 City Document No. 105. 



Circulation in the Lower Hall. 

From the following tables the Trustees will see the charac- 
ter of the books circulated during the last two years : — 



Percentages or Lower Hall Cii:culation by Classes 
FOR 1882-3 and 1883-4. 

Fiction and Juveniles, 
History and Biogra})hy, 
Voyages and Travels, 
Science, Art, etc., 
Periodicals, bound. 
Foreign Languages, 
Miscellaneous, Poetry, etc., 

The above figures show a very slight increase, less than 
1 per cent., however, in the use of fiction; and this 
largely in stories of a higher grade, often incorporating, 
as in the books of Ebers, so much of history or national 
life as to render their shelf location a matter of question. 
French books are not largely placed in this hall, but the 
series of works by popular writers in German, added of 
late, are in constant demand by an increasing class of readers 
of foreign birth. 

Catalogues. 

During the past year the books in the West Roxbury 
branch library have been rearranged ; a shelf-list has been 
prepared, and also a card catalogue. A new Hand-book 
for readers has been published, in an enlarged form, con- 
taining the rules and regulations of the Library, and much 
information in regard to the Library and its various collec- 
tions of books. 

A change has been made in the time of issuing the Bulletin, 
which now appears three times a year instead of quarterly, 
the midsummer number being omitted. In addition to the 
titles of new books, the Bulletin, during the past year, has 
contained an index of articles upon American local history 
in historical collections in the Library, with notes and titles 
of books on the Bil)le, the Eddas, the Shakespeare-Bacon 
question, Benjamin Franklin, Matthew Arnold, etc. The 
Barton catalogue is nearly ready for the printer. 

During the period from May 1, 1883, to May 1, 1884, 



Public Library. 23 

23,976 volumes have been catalogued (including the West 
Eoxbuiy branch library and 2,539 serial volumes), and also 
8,106 pamphlets and parts of volumes. 100,903 cards have 
been added to the catalogues of the Central library and 
branches, including 7,565 old cards revised, but not includ- 
ingf those made for the Barton cataloofue. 

Attendants at the desks in Bates Hall report that there 
have been fewer applications for assistance, on the part of 
readers, than in former years. Taking into account the 
growth in the circulation, this can be explained only by sup- 
posing that our system of cataloguing is becoming more 
clearly understood by those who frequent this part of the 
Library ; in other words, that readers are rapidly learning 
the art of helping themselves. That our catalogue can be 
easily understood, in most of the details, by people of aver- 
age intelligence, is clearly shown by the fact that boys and 
girls of a dozen or fifteen years of age have no difficulty in 
finding the works they are seeking. 

The work of the Lower Hall catalogue department has 
taken more of an educational turn than ever before. The 
total of applications for help is a trifle less, but they show a 
wider range of practical research and a spirit of investigation 
remarkably active among us. On the whole, the one thing 
to be noted this year is that the people of our city have 
never known and used so much of the Library and its 
helpful influences as they do now through this department. 

In conclusion, it is interesting to know that of the 1,056,- 
906 volumes taken from the Library, last year, only 58, or one 
in 18,222, failed to be returned, and that the branches, with 
an aggregate circulation of .668,000 volumes, lost only 10 of 
these. 

This state of things indicates that the entirely free and 
unrestricted manner in which all comers are accorded the 
use of books without the slightest security is met by a corre- 
sponding desire to show how much this implicit trust can be 
relied upon, and the result does not fail to be of the most 
satisfactory character. 

MELLEN CHAMBEELAIN, 

Librarian. 

May 1, 1884. 



APPENDIXES 



TO THE 



LIBKARIAN'S EEPOET. 



1884. 



LIST OF APPENDIXES. 



I. Extent of the Library (by Years). 

II. Yearly Increase by Purchase and Donation. 

III. Volumes in the Special Collections of Bates Hall. 

IV. Volumes Located in the Lower Hall. ^ 
V. Increase of the Several Departments. 

VI. Increase from Newly Published Books. 

VII. Bates Hall Classifications. 

VIII. Lower Hall Classifications. 

IX. Givers and Amount of Gifts. 

X. Circulation. 

XI. Eegistration of Applicants. 

XII. Books Recommended. Use of Patent Library. 

XIII. Bates Hall Reading. 

XIV. Lower Hall and Branch Reading. 

XV. Fellowes Athen^um, Brighton, and North-End Reading. 

XVI. Periodical Reading-Rooms. 

XVII. Losses and Delinquencies. 

XVIII. Financial Statement. 

XIX. Library Funds. 

XX. Library Service. 

XXI. Report of Examination of the Shelves. 

XXII. Work in the Library Bindery. 



Public Library. 



27 



APPEOT)IX I. 

EXTENT OF THE LIBRARY BY YEARS. 



Years. 


i i 

§'S 

n 

a 


CS.O 


Years. 


ll 


"3 s 
•9 a ti 

1^ 


1 


18J2-53 


9,688 


961 


17 


1868-69 


152,796 


61,177 


2 


1853-54 


16,221 


3,950 


18 


1869-70 


160,573 


74,770 


3 


l'<54-55 


22,617 


6,507 


19 


1870-71 


179,250 


89,746 


4 


1855-56 


28,080 


12,386 


20 


1871-72 


192,958 


100,383 


5 


18 -.6-57 


34,896 


16,053 


21 


1872-73 


209,456 


112,153 





1S57-58 


70,851 


17,938 


22 


1878-74 


260,550 


134,628 


7 


1858-59 


78,043 ■ 


19,255 


23 


1874-75 


276,918 


150,921 


8 


1859-60 


85,031 


20,707 


24 


1875-76 


297,873 


181,653 


9 


1860-61 


97,386 


27,381 


25 


1876-77 


312,010 


196,958 


10 


1861-62 


105,034 


28,874 


26 


1877-78 


345,734 


212,414 


11 


1802-63 


110,563 


31,043 


27 


1878-79 


360,963 


227,010 


12 


1863-64 


116,934 


31,837 


28 


1879-80 


377,225 


236,534 


13 


1864-65 


123,016 


32,553 


29 


1880-81 


390,982 


250,495 


14 


1865-66 


130,678 


36,566 


30 


1881-82 


404,221 


261,056 


15 


1866-67 


136,08a 


44,443 


31 


1882-83 


422,116 


275,425 


16 


1867-68 


144,092 


47,254 


32 


1883-84 


438,594 


292,793 



Note. — The aggregate of pamphlets " added from the beginning " includes many since 
bound, singly or in groups (which are now counted among volumes), and a very large num- 
ber of duplicates which are thrown out and put among the pamphlets held for exchange. 



VOLUMES IN LIBRARY AND BRANCHES, 1883-84. 



f Bates Hall 

^ ■- I Newspaper room 

j^~ Duplicate room 

( Lower Hall 

Total, Central Library . 
>>« 
3 "o ( Fellowes Athenaeum . . . 

q ^ ( (Jity part 

Total, Roxbury Branch . 



260,602 

3,658 

14,985 

39,519 

318,764 

8,916 

14,162 

23,078 



East Boston 

South Boston 

Charlestown 

Brighton 

Dorchester 

South End 

Jamaica Plain .... 
West Roxbury delivery 
North End ...... 



11,549 

11,407 

24,633 

13,354 

12,469 

10,042 

9,416 

3,218 

664 



28 



City Document No. 105. 



APPENDIX II. 



YEARLY INCREASE OF THE WHOLE ^LIBRARY BY PURCHASE AND BY GIFTS. 

Notice. —The increase of Tolumes is not the sum of those added by gift and purchase, etc., because lost and 
condemned books are deducted. 



Years. 



1852-81 
1881-82 
1882-83 
1883-84 



Incbease. 



Vols. Pamph. 



395,177 
12,239 
17,895 
16,478 



251,538 
10,561 
14,369 
17,368 



Gifts. 



Vols. Pamph. 



143,745 
5,291 
5,340 
3,815 



178,866 
8,773 
11,844 
16,203 



Purchases, in- 
cluding those 
charged to fuuds 
and added by 
exchange. 



Vols. 'Pamph 



250,474 
15,986 
16,222 
18,392 



67,974 
2,068 
2,525 
1,165 



3 ^ 



Vols. 



7,143 
745 
522 
531 



«a 



b 



12,583 
520 
575 

778 



'Includes pamphlets added both hy purchase and exchange, as taken from the Accession 
catalogue. 

2 Included in previous columns. The volumes are not the property of the Public Library, but 
form a part of the Roxbury branch, by agreement. 

Details for the years 1852-81 can be found in Appendix II. to the Report for 1881. 



APPEm)ix m. 



VOLUMES IN THE SPECIAL COLLECTIONS OF BATES HALL. 





« 
I* 

at) 

H 


H 


H 


C 

H 


H 


QC 
H 


9 

H 

2,897 


© 
ac 
at) 

H 


H 

at) 
ae 

H 


« 

at) 
at) 

H 


« 

K) 


ac 


Patent library . . 


2,120 


2,323 


2,457 


2,596 


2,731 


2,823 


3,003 


3,066 


3,142 


3,259 


3,382 


Bowditch library' 


2,542 


2,542 


2,542 


2,542 


2,592 


2,932 


3,043 


3,060 


3,152 


3,224 


3,456 


3,701 


Parker library' . 


11,907 


11,907 


11,935 


12,292 


12,291 


12,296 


12,309 


12,322 


12,337 


12,363 


13,952 


13,971 


Prince library . . 


1,970 


1,970 


1,970 


1,970 


2,028 


2,029 


2,037 


2,159 


2,230 


2,274 


2,327 


2,397 


Ticknor Ubrary . 


3,907 


3,907 


3,940 


4,286 


4,929 


5,171 


5,354 


5,432 


5,454 


5,463 


5,507 


5,544 


Barton library . 


. . . 


12,057 


11,902 


12,1082 


12,804 


13,950 


14,210 


14,301 


14,360 


13,487 


13,610 


13,610 




















202 


240 


292 


357 






















893 


920 


1,085 

























1 See Appendix VH. 

2 The number given in 1874 was as near as could be reckoned before the entry on the Accession 
catalogue was made. The number given in 1875 is what had actually been entered, and the full num- 
ber is given since these dates. 



Public Library. 



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City Document No. 105. 



APPENDIX Y. 

INCEEASE OF THE SEVERAL DEPAETMENTS. 







H 


« 

H 


1< 
X) 

aD 

H 


~ [ Gain in books . . 
kS Condemned and 
^ 1 transferred . . 


8,506 
184 


8,750 
19 


11,729 
25 


11,216 
54 


•=1 L Net gain .... 


8,322 


8,731 


11,704 


11,162 



1 

5. < 


'Gain in books . . 2,376 
Less transfers 

and condemned 

books 1,164 


2,576 
* 


2,378 
1,400 


2,716 
1,361 


s 


Net gain .... 1,212 




978 


1,355 



j C Gain in books . . 


69 


41 


98 


55 












•^ I Net gain .... 


69 


41 


98 


55 



Gain by addition . 
Less loss by ex- 
changes, etc. . 



Net gain 
. Loss . . 



386 
1,233 



936 
223 



1,764 

781 



1,340 
528 



("Gain in books . . 
I Condemned and 
1 lost 



, Net gain 



687 
377 


596 
372 


604 
379 


210 


223 


225 



g fGain in books . . 
S .ij Condemned and 
§ s J Jost 



SQ" 



I. Net gain 



995 

644 


1,000 

485 


766 
304 


351 


515 


462 



1,105 
659 



Gain in citj- part . 

Condemned and 

lost 



Net gain . . . 

Fellowes Atbe- 
nfeum. (Net 
gain) 



. Total gain 



811 
335 



476 
2,111 
2,587 



839 
260 



579 

745 



1,090 

75 



333 

522 



855 



976 

428 



548 

531 

1,079 



S ("Gain in books . . 
S .j; Condemned and 
2 g J lost 



Net gain 



1,568 
425 



1,533 
675 



1,143 



858 



1,326 
561 



1,199 
1,391 



***lossl92 



TGain in books . . 
§ rfj Condemned and 
^ ii , lost 

I. Net gain .... 


163 
26 


108 
56 


140 
97 


262 

98 


117 


52 


51 


164 



s. f Gain in books . . 
•g< Condemned and 
.S § J lost 

•^ [_ Net gain .... 



640 


828 


767 


128 


93 


189 


512 


736 


578 



961 
402 



[■Gain in books . . 
.§< Condemned and 
.2 ff , lost 


450 
23 


460 
96 

364 


569 
195 


559 
1 9 


Net gain .... 


427 


374 


440 



■s ["Gain in books . . 
^.^ I Condemned and 
5 S .J lost 



'< (.Net gain 



215 

206 


410 
197 

213 


515 

288 


9 


227 



380 
291 



f Bates Hall gain . 
Lower Hall gain . 
Newspaper-room 

gain 

Duplicate-room 

gain 

E. B. branch gain, 
8. B. branch gain, 
Kox. branch gain, 
Fellowes Athe. 
naeum gain . . 
I Chn. branch gain, 
Bri. branch gain . 
Dor. branch gain . 
J. P. branch gain . 
S.E. branch gain . 
W. Rox. branch 

gain 

N.E. branch gain, 



Total gain . 



8,322 
1,212 



210 
351 
476 

2,111 

1,143 

117 

512 

427 

9 



14,113 



8,731 
loss 531 



713 
223 
615 
579 

745 
858 
52 
735 
364 
213 



**13,239 



1,704 
978 



983 
225 
4r>2 
3; 

.522 
765 
51 
578 
374 



74 
521 



17,895 



11,162 
1,3.55 



812 
286 
446 
548 

531 
loss 192 
164 
559 
440 
95 

74 
143 



16,478 



* There is a loss of .531 volumes for 1882, owing to the transfer of a large number of duplicates to the duplicate 
room, and also to the fact that the number of books condemned this year exceeds those supplied. 

** This total gaiu includes the 1 vol. at the SVest Koxbury delivery gained during 18S2. 

*** This excessive loss at Charlestown is required to correct a mistake of some years' standing in the aggregate 
number of volumes, which is reported correctly this year in Appendix I. 



Public Libeaky. 



31 



APPEl^DIX yi. 

INCREASE FROM NEWLY PUBLISHED BOOKS. 





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English books with 
British impriut . . . 


1,533 


2,830 


2,237 


1,763 


1,781 


1,555 


1,841 


2,091 


2,058 


2,113 


English books with 
American imprint . . 


7,365 


10,501 


6,761 


5,546 


5,295 


5,637 


4,346 


4,856 


4,755 


4,083 


English books with 
Continental imprint . 


375 


316 


180 


191 


233 


238 


186 


235 


232 


265 


Foreign books 


767 


1,858 


1,742 


1,269 


1,372 


1,399 


1,245 


1,411 


1,427 


1,655 


Total 


10,040 


15,505 


10,920 


8,769 


8,681 


8,829 


7,618 


8,593 


8,472 


3,716 



APPENDIX VII. 

BATES HALL CLASSIFICATIONS. 

(KeprL'Sculiiig boukg located only.) 



xni. 

XIV. 
XV. 
XVI. 

xvn. 

X\TII. 

XIX. 

XX. 

XXI. 

XXII. 

X.XUI. 

XXIV. 

XXV. 



Cyclopiedias, etc 

Bibliography and literary history 

General history, biogr.aphy, travel, and geography . . . 
AmeiHcan history, geography, biography, travel, and polit 

English history, etc 

French history, etc 



Italian history, etc 

German history, etc 

Greeli, Latin, and philology 

Spanish and Portuguese history and literature ... 
Other history, geography, biography, travel, and lite: 

Periodicals and transactions 

Theology, ecclesiastical history, etc 

Metaphyeics and social science 

Jurisprudence 

Political economy 

Medical science 

Natural history and science 

Mathematics and physical science 

Useful arts 

Fine arts 

Bound volumes of miscellaneous pamphlets .... 

Bound volumes of manuscripts 

Shakespeare 

Books for the blind 



Totiils . 



General Librabt. 



Total in 
general 
library. 
May 1, 



■ 30,900 
25,133 
14,073 
8,090 
8,577 
5,713 
1,300 
7,085 
13,914 
19,955 
8,649 
4,617 
2,775 



5,683 
6,876 



BrEciAL Libraries. 



1858. 1861. 1866. 1871. 1873. 1871 



1,404 
1,180 



3,491 
1,359 



Total, 
including 
special 



8,751 
34,842 
32,771 
17,6J9 

8,8.'i3 
10,336 

7,866 



21,490 
25,341 
10,349 
5,030 
2,979 
12,403 
8,363 
11,743 
5,7.50 
7,025 



5,544 tl3,610 



Explanation. — Class III. includes general history, etc., when embracing i 
collected works of historians. 
Class IV. includes the collected works of American writers, and what of An 

rmed polygraphy. 
Classes V., VI., VII., and VUI. h.ave the same scope for the respective countries that Class IV. 



has for America. Class VIII. includes also Belgium, the Netherlands, 
Scandinavian nations. 

Class XIV. includes political science and ethics, applied and unapplied, edit 



>l*land, and tiK 
u, phr 



* Includes all books i 



chides mechanics, miUtary and naval arts, agiicultiirc, domestic arts, etc. 
ilotrt not include the Shakespeare collection of the general library. 
I'M- i.r ,i:i,^ses are kept in ranges by themselves, so that for purposes of enun 
I I I 1-' of use, it is practicable at any time t,o get exact figures upon the 
> -III h points as biography, travel, and voyages, etc., by summing the r 



-12,105 of them bclouging to the Barton library, 
iou 'H volumes, and a like number were transferred 



:Note. — '1' lie dales 
by the library. 

Details for years pt 

originally shelved there, 
thft General library, c 



in the several alcoves. 

1 the special libraries column show the year when they were acquired 

to 1882 can be found iu Appendix VIII. to the Report for 1881. 



iig a chauge in the :i 



1 classes, but Icav- 



Public Library. 



33 



APPENDIX yiii. 

LOWER HALL CLASSIFICATIONS. 



CLASSES. 












as 



o ft 



Theology, moral and intellectual science, etc 

Jurisprudence and political science 

Medicine, mathematics, physics or natural science . . 
Useful and fine arts, military and naval science .... 

American history and politics 

Foreign history and politics 

Poetry, drama, oratoi-y, rhetoric 



English prose fiction, including juvenile fiction, and 
other juvenile hooks 



Biography 

Travels 

Libraries, collections, periodicals, etc.* 

German books 

Italian hooks 

French books 

Spanish books 

Books of reference 



2,005 
399 
2,655 
979 
1,226 
1,606 
3,364 

13,498 

2,826 

2,441 

3,854 

1,546 

156 

1,171 

4 

434 



32 
26 
87 
46 
41 
31 
67 

406 

116 

72 

87 
62 



753 
20 
17 
72 
14 



36 
31 

114 
61 
95 
45 

109 

1,604 

178 

133 

198 

76 



10 
3 

18 
9 

29 

7 

34 

1,000 

28 

31 

139 

35 



2,028 
427 
2,750 
1,031 
1,292 
1,644 
3,439 

14,098 

2,976 

2,543 

3,913 

1,587 

1S6 

1,193 

5 

437 



Extent of L. H. collection , 



38,164 



1,105 



668 



2,716 



1,353 



39,519 



Reported last year 38,164 

Gam in 1883-84 1,355 



* This class, embracing sets like Bohn's " Libraries," etc., includes many books, of course, which, 
in a minute classification, would have been divided among all the previous heads of this table. 

Note. — The column of " Condemned books replaced," includes books condemned in previous 
years as well as in the current year. The column " Total added " shows the number of volumes as put 
upon the shelves, counting as one those bound two volumes in one, etc. 



34 



City Document No. 105. 



APPEINDIX IX. 



GIFTS, MAY 1, 1883, TO APRIL 30, 1884. 



Givers (excluding anonymous) 
Volumes . . . • 
Pamphlets .... 



778 

3,815 

16,203 



GiVEBS. 



Abbott, Samuel A. B. . . . . 1 broadside 

Academia Real das Sciencias, Lisbon, Portugal 

Adams, Charles Francis, Jr. 

Adams, J. W., Carson City, Nev. 

Addeman, J. E., Providence, R.I. 

Alberi, Signorina Giulia, Florence, Italy 

Allen, J. C, Leominster .... 

Allen, Nathaniel T., West Nevdon 

Allison, William O., New York City 

American Academy of Arts and Sciences . 

American Antiquarian Society, Worcester 

American Association for the Advancement of Science 

Salem ......... 

American Board of Commissioners for Foreign, Missions 
American Church Review Association, New York City, 

] chart 
American Institute of Mining Engineers, Philadelphia, Pa 
American Iron and Steel Association, Philadelphia, Pa. 
American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, Pa. . 
American Society of Civil Engineers, New York City 
American Swedenborg Printing and Publishing Society 

New York City 

American Unitarian Association .... 

Ames, Oakes, Sons of ..... . 

Ames Free Library, North Easton .... 

Amherst College, Amherst ..... 

Andover Theological Seminary Library, Andover 
Angell, J. B., An7i Arbor, Mich. .... 

Anonymous . ...... 1 map 

Anthony, Hon. Henry B., Providence, R.I. 

Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, . 1 broadside 

Appleton, Nathan 

Appleton, William S. .... 

Apprentices' Library, Philadelphia, Pa. . 
Archaeological Institute of America . 
Archives of Comparative Medicine and Surgery, New York 

City 

Argentine Legation, New York City .... 
Asch, M., Gardelegen, Germany 

Asociacion de Ingenieros Industriales, Barcelona, Spain 
Associated Charities of Cambridge .... 
Astor Library, New York City .... 
Ayer, J. C, M.D., Lowell 



Vols. Pphs. 



16 
1 



1 
1 
1 

2 

40 
3 
1 
2 



31 



11 
1 



1 

917 

23 

3 



1 

18 

1 

2 



Public Libraey. 



35 



GiTERa. 



Ayling, Augustus D., Concord, N.H. 
Badenfeld, Charles, Chelsea 
Baker, J. L. . 

Baker, W. H., M.D. . . . . 
Baldwin, Charles C, Cleveland, Ohio 

Balfour, David M 

Ballou, Maturin M 

Bangs, E. D., Amherst . • . . 

Bank Presidents' Association 

Barr, Miss Mary F. , Washington, D. C. . 

Barrow-in-Furness, England, Free Public Library 

Bartlett, Mrs. M. D., Mendon . 

Battle, Kemp P., ^a/eigfA, iV.C. . 

Beadle, D. W., St. Catharines, Ontario . 

Beloit College, Beloit, Wis. 

Ben, W., Newcastle-on-Tyne, England 

Bender, P., i/.Z> 

Benet, Brig. -Gen., S.V., Washington, D.C. 
Berkshire Baptist Association, Pittsfield . 

Bethune, G. A., M.D 

Bibliographie de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium 
Bibliothek des Deutschen Reichstages, Berlin, 
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France 
Bigelow Free Public Library, Clinton 
Biker, Julio Firmino Judice, Lisbon, Portugal 

Billings, John S., J/. i) 

Birmingham Free Libraries and Museums, Engl 

Blaisdell, Frank C 

Blake, Miss H. C. : 

Bolton, Prof. H. Carrington, Hartford, Conn. 
Bolton, Mrs. Sarah K., Cleveland, Ohio 
Boston, City of . 

Auditor ...... 

Board of Health .... 



Germany 



and 



Boston City Missionary Society 

Boston Commercial Exchange . 

Boston Fish Bureau ..... 

Boston Gas Light Company 

Boston Medical Library .... 

Boston Port and Seamen's Aid Society 
Boston School of Languages 
Boston Society for Medical Improvement . 
Boston Society of Natural History 
Boston University ..... 

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

Bourinot, John George, Ottawa, Canada . 
Boutwell, Francis M., Groton . 
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Me. 
Bowles, William C, Ottawa, Canada 
Bowman, Hon. S. Z., Washington,' B.C. . 
Bradlee, Rev. Caleb D., a lot of broadsides, 
newspapers ...... 

Bradstreet Company, New York City 

Brarasen, William, Bequest of . 

Brewer, Mrs. Gardner .... 

Brinton, Daniel G., M.D., Media, Pa. 
British Museum, London, England . 
Brooke-Rawle, William, Philadelphia, Pa. 



map, 169 



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1 
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36 



City Document No. 105. 



GlVEBS. 




Brookline Public Library . 
Brooklyn Library, Brooklyn, N. T. . 
Brooks, Fred. ..... 

Brooks, Rev. W. H., Hanover . 

Brown, A. and F., New York City 

Brown, Artbiir N., Mexico . 

Brown, Francis H., J/. £>. . 

Brown, G. W., M.D., Rockford, III. . 

Brown, John Coffin Jones . 

Brown, Samuel G., D.D., Brunswick, Me 

Brown University, Providence, R.I. . 

Browne, Miss Alice .... 

Bryant, H. \V., Portland, Me. . 

Buchanan, Joseph R., M.D. 

Buel, J. A. & Co., Springfield, Ohio 

Buff & Berger 

Buffalo Historical Society, Buffalo, N. Y. 
Bulkeley, Hon. Morgan G., Hartford, Conn 
Bunker, Alfred ..... 
Burnhara, Benjamin F. . . . 
Burnhani, George, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Butler, George, New York City 

Byram, E. R 

Caldwell, Augustine .... 

Calvert George II., Newport, R.I. 

Cambridge (England) Public Free Library 

Campbell, Archibald, Auburn, N. Y. . 

Canadian Entomologist, London, Ontario 

Carazo, Manuel, San Jose, Costa Rica 

Carnahan, James R., Indianapolis, Ind. 

Carpenter, C. C, Fishkill, N. Y. . . 

Carpenter, Rev. H. Bernard 

Carret, Jose F. . 

Cart^e, Cornelius S., M.D. 

Cary Thomas G., Cambridge 

Chamberlain, Hon. Mellen 

Chandler, Willard H., Windsor, Wis. 

Chapman, A. F. 

Charlestown Free Dispensary and Hospital 

Chauncey, Elihu .... 

Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, III 

Chicopee, Library Committee 

Children's Aid Society, New York City 

Christern, F. W., New York City 

Church Home for Orphan and Destitute Childre 

Cincinnati, Ohio, Public Library 

School Board 

Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, Cincinnati, Ohio 
Cincinnati Observatory, Cincinnati, Ohio 
Clark, Dr. Charles E. . . . 

Clark, J. H 

Clarke, Rev. James Freeman 

Clarke Institution for Deaf Mutes, Northampton 

Cleveland, Ohio, Public Library . 

Cobb, Hon. Samuel C. . . . 

Cobden Club, London, England 

Codman & Shurtleff .... 

Coffin, Charles C 

Colby University, Waterville, Me. 



broadsides 



broadside 



1 

10 
1 



19 



Public Libraey. 



37 



GiTEES. 



Conn 



on, D 



Collar, William C 

College of the Holy Cross, Worcester 
College of New Jersey, Princeton, N.J. 
Collins, Frank S., Maiden, 2 newspapers 

6 prints ..... 
Collins, Hon. P. A. . 

Columbian University, Washington, D.C. 
Conant, Frederick 0., Portland, Me. 
Conarroe, George M., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Connecticut, Adjutant-General, Hariford 
Cook, George H., New Brunswick, N.J. 
Cook, George J. .... 

Cook, Rymes & Co. .... 
Corliss, George, Philadelphia, Pa. . 
Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y. 
Cosby, G. B., Sacramento, Cal. 
Costello, Martin J., Clinton 
Council Bluffs, Iowa. Public Library 
Crawford, T. H., Portland, Oregon . 
Crofton, F. Blake, Halifax, Nova Scotia 
Crosby, John L., Bangor, Me. . 
Cross, James M., Providence, R.I. . 
Crumrine, E. E., Washington, Pa 
Cullum, Maj.-Gen. George W., Washingt 
Gumming & Brinkerhoff, New York City 
Curtis, Prof. H. S., West Point, N. Y. 
Curwen, Robert, New York City . . 

Cutter, Abram E 

Darling, C. W., Utica, NY. . 

Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. . 

Davenport, George E., Medford 

Davis, Hon. Alonzo, Fitchburg . 

Davis, Andrew McFarland, Worcester 

Davis, George L., North Andover 

Davis, Rev. Valentine D., Liverpool, England 

Day, Albert, M.D. . ■ . 

Dean, John Ward 

Deane, Charles ..... 

De Bernardy Brothers, London, England 

Deblois, Stephen Grant 

DeCosta, Rev. Benjamin F., New York 

Dedham Historical Society 

Delisle, Leopold, Paris, France 

Dennet, Charles F., Brighton, E^igland 

Dennet, William H 

De Peyster, Gen. John Watts, New York 
Dewey, Mrs. Melvil .... 
De Wolf, James P., M.D., Halifax NS. 
Dickerman, Rev. Lysander 
Dillaway, Charles K. ... 

Dimmock, George, Cambridge . 
Dix, John H., 31. D. . . . 

Dixwell, 3hs. J. J 

Donner, Arthur ...... 

Drowne, Henry T., New York City . 

Drury College, Springfield, Mo. 

Dubbs, Rev. Joseph Henry, Lancaster, Pa 

Dubuque, H. A., Fall River 

Durfee, William F., Bridgeport, Conn 



City 



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map 




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Givers. 



Dwight, Theodore F., Washington, D.C. . . . . 

Dyer, Elisha, Jr., Providence, R.I. . 

Easterbrook, H. H 

Eaton, Dorruan B., Washington, D.C . . . . 

Eddy, R. H. 

Edison Electric Light Company, New York City 

Edmands, John, Philadelphia, Pa. ..... 

Ellis, John, M.D., Edgewater, N.J. 

Ellis, Rev. Rufus 

Eraerick, Albert G., Philadelphia Pa 

Emery, George E., Lynn 2 maps 

Engineering News Publishing Co., New York City . 

Engineers' Club, Philadelphia, Pa. ..... 

Engler, Prof. Edmund A., iS'^. Louis, Mo. 

Essex Institute, Salem ....... 

Evening Post Publishing Company, New York City . 

Ewich, Otto, M.D., Cologne, Germany .... 

Fairraount Park Art Association, Philadelphia, Pa . 

Faries, T. A., Baton Rouge, La. ..... 

Farmer, E. J., Cleveland, Ohio 

Farnhara, Rev. J. M. W. ....... 

Faxon, Henry H. ....... . 

Fay, Francis B., Heirs of, South Lancaster, a lot of broad- 
sides and newspapers ....... 

Fellows, James I., New York City ..... 

Field, Richard M 

Fisher, Charles H., M.D., Providence, R.L 

Fisher, Theodore Vf.,M.D 

Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, Vt. . 1 newspaper 

Flores, Antonio ......... 

Fliigel, Pr. Felix, Leipzig, Germany .... 

Fogg, E. T., South Scituate 

Folger, IIo7i. Cliarles J., Washington, D.C. . 

Folsom, Capt. A. A. . 

Folsom, Charles W., Cambridge, a lot of broadsides, 55 
newspapers ......... 

Fomento de la Produccion Espatiola, Barcelona, Spain . 

Ford, William E 

Fosdick, L.L., Jamaica, L.I. 

Foster, Addison A., M.D., Chicago, III 

Foster, W. E., Providence, R.I. 

Foster, William H 

Fox, Norman, New York City ...... 

France, Ministry of War, Paris, France .... 

Frazer, Persifor, M.D. 

French, Charles ........ 

French, John D. W 

Freund, Harry E., New York City ..... 

YryQV, AXiredi C,Wilmslow, England . . . . 

Fuller, Miss Edith D 

Furnivall, Frederick J., London, England 

Gannett, Henry C. ....... . 

Gannett, Rev. W. C. . . . . .56 newspapers 

General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, New York 
City . . ■ 

Generaldirektion der koniglichen Sammlungen, Dresden, 
Germany ......... 

George, Hon. M. C, Washington, D.C. . 

Giles, Alfred E., Hyde Park 




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Oilman, Daniel C, LL.D., Baltimore, Md 

Gilson, J. C, Oakland, Cal. 

Globe Newspaper Company 

Gloucester, City of . 

Goodell, Abner Cheney, Jr. 

Goodwin, Daniel, Jr., Chicago, III. . 

Graham, Douglas, 31. D. 

Grant, Mrs. Moses P. . . . 

Gray, Louis F. . . 

Great Britain, Commissioners of Patents 

Green, Milbrey, M.D. 

Green, Jlon. Samuel A., 3f.D. . 2 broadsides, 13 maps 

Green, Samuel S., Worcester 

Greene, C. A., 31. D., Harrisburg, Pa. 

Greenough, W. A. & Co. . 

Greenough, William W. 

GriflSn, Frederick W. 

Guild, The 3Iisses .• . 

Guild, Chester ..... 

Guthrie, Malcolm, Liverpool, England 

Guthrie, Presby N., Harrishurg, Pa. 

Guy, Edward A., Cincinnati, Ohio . 

Guyot, Prof. Arnold, Princeton, N.J. 

Hale, Horatio ...... 

Hall, Thomas B 

Halliday, 3Irs. Maria, Torquay, England 
Hamersley, John W., New York City 
Hamilton, Rev. J. W . 
Hancock, Leander C. ... 

Harden, William, Savannah, Ga. 

Harding, William B., Worcester 

Harris, Hon. B. W., Washington, D.C. 

Harrison, George L., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Hart, Charles Henry, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Hartmann, J. F. 

Hartwell, Edward M., Baltimore, 3Id. 

Harvard College, Cambridge 

Harvard College Library, Cambridge 

Harvey, Augustus J., London, England 

Hassam, John T. 

Haverford College, Ilaverford, Pa. . 

Hayes, H. V., Chicago, III. 

Hazard, Joseph Peace, Wakefield, R.I. 

Hazen, Rev. Henry A. . . . 

Healy, 3Irs. Joseph .... 

Higginson, Thomas W., Cambridge . 
Higginson, Waldo .... 

Hildeburn, Charles R., Philadelphia, Pa., 101 portraits 
Hill, Benjamin D., and Winfield S. Nevins, Salem, 
Hill, Don Gleason, Dedham .... 

Hill, Hon. Hamilton A. .... . 

Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio, Cincinnati, 
Ohio ....... 3 broadsides 

Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Hoar, Hon. George F. ...... . 

Holder, Thomas ........ 

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, M.D. . . .48 broadsides 

Homans, 3Irs. Helen A 7 maps 

Home for Aged Men 



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5 calendars 



Home for Aged Women 

Homes, Henry A., Albany, N. Y. 

Hosmer, Rev. Samuel D., Auburn 

Houghton, MiWin, & Co. . 

Hudgens, Seymour I. . . . 

Humane Society of Massachusetts 

Hunt, N. P., Manchester, N.H. . 

Huntington, Mrs. L. A. . 

Huntington, W. H., Paris, France . 

Hutton, Rev. O., Brookville, Md. 

Hyanis, G. M. . 

Independent, The, New York City . 

Ingleby, Clement M 

Innes, William P., Lansing, Mich. . 

Institution of Civil Engineers, London, England 

International Committee of Young Men's Christian Asso 
ciations ......... 

Iowa, State Librarian, Des Moines, Iowa . 

Isensee, Dr. Otto, Gardelegen, Germany 

Jackson, Hon. Jacob B., Wheeling, ]Vest Va. . 

James, C. E., Frankfort, Ky 

Jeffries, B. Joy, M.D. 

Jencks, T. R 

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. 

Johnson, Franklin, Cambridge .... 

Jorrin, Jose Silverio, Havana, Cuba. ... 

Kaiserlich-konigliche Geologische Reichsanstalt, Vienna 
Austria ......... 

Kansas State Board of Agriculture, Topeka, Kan. . 

Kelton, 1st lAent. Dwight H., U.S.A., Mackinac, Mich, 

Kengla, Louis A., Washington, D.C. 

Kent, George, Washington, D.C. 

Kiernan, Thomas J., Cambridge 

Kingsbury, Miss Ellen M. . 

Kingsley, L. G., Rutland Vi. . 

Kinsley, William W., Washingto?i, D.C. . 

Knapp, Arthur M .2 

Kneeland, Samuel, M.D 

Knowlton, T. S., West Brookfield 

Konigliche Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mun 

ich, Germany. .... 
Konigliche Oeffentliche Bibliothek, Dresden, Germany 
Kraus, Alexander, Cincinnati, Ohio . 
Kurtz, D. Morris, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Ladd, William H 

Ladreyt, Miss Marie-Casimir, Ilyeres, France 

Lambert, Rev. Thomas R., D.D. 

Lancaster Public Library .... 

Lanman, Prof. Charles R., Cambridge 

Lanning, C. M., Fort Benton, Mo7itana . 

Lapham, William B., M.D.. Paris, Maine 

Laval University, Quebec, Canada . 

Lawrence, Abbott . . . . .17 

Lawrence, Richard Hoe, New York City . 

Lawrence Public Library .... 

Lawrence Academy, Groton 

Lawrence University, Appleton, Wis. 

Le Conte, John, M.D., Berkeley, Gal. 

Lee, John W. M., Baltimore, Md. . . 3 newspapers 



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England 



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Leeds, England, Public Library 

Lehigh University, South Bethlehem, Pa. 

Leicester Public Library .... 

Letchworth, William P., Portageville, N.Y. 

Levy, Simeon, Mexico .... 

Levris, H. Carvill 

Lewis, Rev. J. J. 

Librarj' Company of Philadelphia 

Ligue Fran9aise d'Enseignement, Paris, France 

Lincoln, Arthur ..... 

Literary and Historical Society, Quebec, P.Q. 

Literary and Philosophical Society, Liverpool, 

Lockwood, Samuel ..... 

Long Island Bible Society 

Long Island Historical Society, Brooklyn, N. T. 

Loring, Hon. George B., Washington, D.C. 

Lovering, Hon. Henry B. ... 

Low, Marston, & Co., London, England . 

Lowell, City of . 

Lutheran Historical Society, Gettysburg, Pa. 

Lyman, Benjamin Smith, Northampton 

McAllister, John A., Philadelphia, Pa. , 

McBeath, J. D. . . . 

McDanolds, James S., Trenton, N.J. 

McLauthlin, Geo. T. & Co. . . . 

Macullar, Parker, & Co 

Maine, Adjutant General .... 

Maiden Public Library .... 

Manchester, England, Public Free Libraries 

Manchester, iV.ZT., City of 

Manitoba Historical and Scientific Society, 
Manitoba ...... 

Mann, B. Pickman, Washington, D.C. 

Marcoux, Edmond, Quebec, Canada 

Markoe, Prof. G. F. H. . . . .8 newspapers 

Marsh, Edward B., Amherst 

Marvin, W. T. E 

Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, Md 
Maryland Hospital for the Insane, Baltimore, Md. . 
Maryland Institution for the Blind, Baltimore Md. . 
Maryland Prisoners' Aid Association, Baltimore, Md. 
Mason, Orion A., Medway 
Massachusetts, State of . . . 

Board of Health, Lunacy, and Charity 

Bureau of Statistics of Labor . 

Railroad Commissioners . 

Secretary of Commonwealth . 

State Library ..... 

Massachusetts Agricultural College, Amherst 
Massachusetts General Hospital 
Massachusetts Historical Society 
Massachusetts Horticultural Society . 
Massachusetts Infant Asylum . 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Massachusetts Medical Society . 
Massachusetts New Church Union 
Master Car Builders' Association, Neio York City 
Maxwell, Mrs. S. B., Des Moines, Iowa . 
May, Miss Abby "W 



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May, Henry A 1 broadside 

Meade, George, Philadelphia, Pa. .... 
Meadville Theological School, Meadville, Pa. . 
Medical Society of the County lof Kings, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Mellen, C. S 

Mercantile Library, New York City .... 
Mercantile Library Company, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Michigan State Library, Lansing, Mich. . 

Milford, Town of 

Milwaukee, Wis., Public Library . . . 

Minns, Thomas, 5 maps, G98 newspapers, 12 photographs 

G prints, a lot of broadsides .... 
Mitchell, Prof. Edward C, Chicago, III. . 

Mitchell, Prof. H. G 

Mitchell Library, Glasgow, Scotland 
Moore, Charles H., Columbus, Ohio . 
Moore, George H., LL.D., New York City 

Morse, Godfrey 

Morse, lion. Leopold ..... 

Morse, Robert M., Jr 

Molt, Rev. George S., Flemington, N.J. . 
Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, South Hadley 
Murphy & Co., New York City .... 
Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge . 

Museum of Fine Arts 

Muzzey, Rev. A. B. . 

Nash, Gilbert, Weymouth .... 2 broadsides 

National Association of Wool Manufacturers 

National Fertilizer Association, Baltimore, Md. 

Netherlands, Government of the 

New England Historic Genealogical Society 

New England Hospital for Women and Children 

New Hampshire, Secretary of State . 

New Hampshire Bible Society, Concord, N.H. . 

New Jersey Historical Society, Trenton, N.J. . 

New York, City, Board of Education 

New York, State, Adjutant-General . 

Secretary of State ..... 

State Library 



New York City Mission and Tract Society, New York City 
New York Free Circulating Library, New York City 
New York Historical Society, New York City . 
New York Medical Times, New York City, 3 newspapers 
New York Produce Exchange, New York City . 
Newburyport Public Library ..... 
Newton Free Library ...... 

Nichols, Mrs. E,. Anne 

Nicholson, James B., Philadelphia, Pa. . 3 newspapers 
Nimmo, Joseph, J>-., Washington, D.C. . 
Nonotuck Silk Company ...... 

Norris, J. Parker, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Northwestern University, Evanston, III. . 
Norwegian North- Atlantic Expedition, Christiania, Nor- 
way ......... 

Numismatic and Antiquarian Society, Philadelphia, Pa, 

Ober, Frederick A 4 maps 

Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio ..... 

O'Conor, J. F.X., S.J. 

Ohio, State Board of Agriculture .... 




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Ohio, State Librarian 

Old South Church and Society 

Oliver, Mrs. Grace A. 

Oneida Historical Society, Utica, N. Y. 

Osborn, Rev. A. C, North Adams 

Osborne, Prof. George A. . 

Osgood, J. E., & Co. . 

Otis, Prof. Charles P. 

Paige, James W. 

Paine, Nathaniel, Worcester 

Pajol, Comte, Paris, France 

Palmer, Hon. Albert . 

Paris, City of . 

Prefet de la Seine, France 

Parke, Davis, &Co., Detroit, Mich. 
Parker, Gannett, & Wood . 
Parlatore, Prof. Filippo, Florence, Italy 
Peabody Education Fund, Trustees of 
Peabody Institute, Baltimore, 3fd 
Peabody Institute, Danvers 
Peabody Institute, Peabody 

Pearce, Waldo A 2 newspapers 

Peck, A. L., Gloversville, N. Y. 

Peirce, T. W. . 

Pellew, George . 

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Pennypacker, Samuel W., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Peoria Board of Trade, Peoria, III 

Perkins, Charles C. . 

Perkins, Frederic B., San Francisco, Cal. 

Perkins, Samuel C, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Perkins Institution for the Blind 

Perry, Thomas S. ..... 7 broadsides 

Perry, Rt. Rev. William S., Davenport, Iowa 

Peters, Prof. C. H. F., Clinton N. Y. 

Phelps, ^o?i. William W., Washington, D.C. 

Philadelphia Social Science Association, Philadelphia, Pa 

Phillips, Henry, Jr., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.II. 

Philosophical Society, Glasgow, Scotland 

Philosophical Society, Washington, D.C. 

Pickering, Prof. Edward C, Cambridge 

Plymouth, England, Free Public Library 

Poole, W. F., LL.D., Chicago, III. 

Pope, Albert A. ... 

Pope, Charles H., Farmington, Me. 
Porquet, Ch., Paris, France 
Porter, Rev. Edward G., Lexington 
Porter, Fitz-John, Morristown, N.J. 
Postles, J. Parke, Wilmington, Del. 
Prendergast, Joseph S., M.D., Bath, England 
Preston, Edward, London, England 
Prince Society .... 

Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, N. 
Providence Athenaeum, Providence, R.I. 

Putnam, Burr, & Co 

Quaritch, Bernard, London, England 

Quebec, City of . 

Raikes, Ca2Jt. G. A., London, England 



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Randall, Charles L 

Eanney, Hon. A. A. . 
Ratterniann, H. A., Cincinnati, Ohio 
Eawle, Francis, Philadelpia, Pa. 
Reale Istituto Lombardo, Milan, Italy 
Reed, George B. .... 

Reyer, Dr. Ed., Vienna, Austria 
Rhode Island, Board of Health . 
Secretary of State 



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Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, R 

Rice, William, Springfield 

Rich, Shebnah ...... 

Richardson, William A., Washington, D.C 
Ricker, F. M., Salem .... 

Ritch, Hon. W. G., Santa Fd, New Mexico 

Roberts, John G., & Co 

Roberts, Rev. W. H., Princeton, N.J. 
Robinson, William F. .... 2 

Roe, Alfred S., Worcester .... 

Rollins Daniel ...... 

Romero, Matias, Legacion Mexicana, Washington, D.C. 
Rondier, Arturo W. ..... 

Rowell, F. B. Lynn 

Royal Astronomical Society, London, England 
Royal Geographical Society, London, England 
Royal Observatory, Greenwich, England . 
Royal Society, Edinburgh, Scotland . 

Russell, Samuel H 

Sacramento, Cal., Free Public Library 

St. Louis Mercantile Library Association, St. Louis, 

Salem, City of . 

Salisbiiry, Stepiien, Jr., Worcester . 

Sanborn, F. A. . 

Sargent, Albert F., Maiden 

Sargent, Charles S 

Savage, Edward H. . 

Saville, Leonard A., Lexington . 

Schlegel & Fottler 

Schenck, Lieut. A. D., Washington, D.C. 
Schwabe, G. J. Paris, France . 
Scudder, Samuel H., Cambridge 
Scull, G. D., Oxford, England 

Searle, F. A 186 

Seelbach, Carl, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Seeley, Montressor S., Woburn 
Seismological Society, Tokio, Japan 
Selwyn, Alfred R. C, Montreal, Canada . 
Sewell, Robert ...... 

Seymour, Hon. Norman, Mt. Morris, N. T., 1 broadside 
Shaw, Samuel S. . . . . .26 newspapers 

Sheffield, England, Free Public Libraries 

Sheltering Arms, New York City 

Shepard, James E., Lawrence .... 

Sheridan, Lieut.-Gen. P. H., U.S.A., Chicago, III 
Silliman, Benjamin, M.D., New Haven, Conn. . 
Sinnickson, Robert, Trenton, N.J. . a lot of broadsides 
Smith, Hon. Ashbel, Cedar Bayou, Texas 

Smith, Charles C 

Smith, Charles D., 31. D., Portland, Me. . 



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31 newspapers 



Smith Perkins F., . 

Smithraeyer, J. L., New York City . 

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C. 

Smucker, Hon. Isaac, Newark, Ohio 

Snow, Mrs. Amos .... 

Society of Arts, London, England 

Society of the Inner Temple, London, England 

Sonthbridge, Public Library 

Spanish-American Exporter 

Spear, Rev. C. V., Pittsfield . 

Starck, Edward L 

Stearns, George T., New York City . 
Stetson, Simeon, San Francisco, Cal. 

Stevens, 3frs. C. A 

Stevens, Charles Emery, Worcester . 

Stillman, James W 

Stinson, W. H., Dunbao-ton, N.H. 

Stockwell, Thomas B., Providence, R.L 

Stoddard, Mrs. Frances M. 

Stone, Clarence E. . 

Stone, Rev. Edwin M., Providence, R.I. 

Streeter, Miss 

Stryker, William S., Trenton, N.J. . 

Sturtevant, E. Lewis, 3LD., Geneva, NY. 

Suffolk Registry of Deeds . 

Sullivan, Richard .... 

Sutton, ChsiYles W., 3fanchester, England 

Swansea, Wales, Public Library 

Swift, Lindsay .... 

Syracuse, N. Y., Central Library 

Talbot, W. H., 3fanchester, England 

Taylor, Edward, Andover 

Thayer, Miss Caroline Coddington 

Tliomas Crane Public Library, Quincy 

Thompson, Rev. Augustus C. 

Thompson, William P., Liverpool, England 

Ticknor, Mrs. George 

Tileston, Miss Mary W., Salem 

Tobin, John K., U.S.N. . 

Todd, David P., Amherst . 

Toledo, Ohio, Public Library . 

Towne, E. H., Worcester . 

Towne, Henry R., Stamford, Conn, . 

Trade Club 

Trinity College, Hartford, Conn. 

Triibner & Co., London, England 

Tuffley, E. W., Northampton, England 

Tufts College, Medford 

Turner, Samuel E., Cambridge 

Tuthill, Meeds, Chicago, III. 

Tuttle, Rev. Joseph F., D.D., Crawfordsville 

Tyler, A. W., Indianapolis, Ind. 

United States, Adjutant-General 

Attorney-General . 

Army, Commissary-General . 

Surgeon-General 

Bureau of Education 

Bureau of Engineers 

Bureau of Ethnology 



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United States, Bureau of Navigation 

Bureau of Ordnance 

Bureau of Statistics 

Bureau of Steam Engineering 

Census Office . 

Coast and Geodetic Survey 

Department of Agriculture 

Department of the Interior 

Department of Justice . 

Department of the Navy. 

Department of State 

Department of the Treasury 

. Department of War 

. Fish Commission . 

Geological Survey 

Ilydrographic Office 

Library of Congress 

. Life- Saving Service 

. Light-House Board 

Marine Hospital Service 

Nautical Almanac Office 

Naval Observatory 

Office of Naval Intelligence 

Patent Office . 

Postmaster-General 

Signal Service 

Supervising Inspector-General of Steamboats 



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United States Naval Institute, Annapolis, Md. . 
University of California, Berkeley., Cal. . 4 broadside 
University of Ley den, j&e^/rfcM., //oi/a?i(? . 
University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky. . 
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. . 
University of Rochester, Rochester, N. Y. 
University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt. . 
Unterreal- und Oberrealschule, Vienna, Austria 
Upham, Warren, Minneapolis, Minn. 
Van Voorhis, Elias W., New York City. . 
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 

Vaughan, J. C, Chicago, III 

Vetter, Theodor, Cambridge .... 
Victoria Public Library, Melbourne, Australia 
Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Va. 
Vorsterman van Oyen, A. A., La Haye, Holland 
Waddill, John B., Jefferson City, Mo. 
"Wadsworth, M. E., Cambridge .... 

Walker, Gen. Francis A 

Walker, Rev. George L., Hartford, Conn. 
Wallace, John William, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Wallis, Alb., Stockholm, Sweden 

Walton, G. L., lf.Z» 

Walworth Manufacturing Company . 

Ward, Miss Anna L 

Ware, Charles P., Brookline .... 

Ware, William, & Co 

Warner& Foote, Minneapolis, Minn. . . 1 map 

Warren, Rev. William F 

Waterhouse, Prof. Sylvester, St. Louis, Mo. 
Waterston, Rev. Robert C. . . . 
Watertown Free Public Library 



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Watkins, Maj.-Gen. J. Wesley, Annapolis, Md. 

Watts, Dr. Al 

Wayland, Prof. Francis, New Haven, Conn. 

Weld, Francis M., New York City 

Western Reserve and Northern Ohio Historical Society, 
Cleveland, Ohio ........ 

Western Union Telegraph Company, New York City, 1 
broadside. 

Weston, David B. . 

Wheildon, William W., Cojicorc? . . ... 

Whiston, Edward A., M.D 

Whitaker, Alfred E., San Francisco, Cat. 

Whiteley, John, Shirley Village ..... 

Whitney, James L. . 2 newspapers, a lot of broadsides 

Whittier, Charles C . 

Whyte, Thomas M 

Wilder, Hon. Marshall P. ' . 

Wilder, Rev. R. G., Princeton, N.J. .... 

Williams, Mrs. J. D. W 18 maps 

Williams College, Williamstown ..... 

Wilson, James Grant, New York City .... 

Wines, Fred. H., Springfield, III 

Winsor, Justin, Cambridge ...... 

Winthrop, Hon. Robert C. . 136 newspapers, 3 maps 

Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, Madi- 
son, Wis. ......... 

Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wis. . 

Woburn Public Library ....... 

Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 
Pa 

Woodman, Cyrus, Cambridge ...... 

Wooster, University of, Wooster, Ohio .... 

Worcester, Free Public Library . . . . . 

Worcester County Free Institute, Worcester 

Worthington, Roland, & Co. . . . . . ' . 

Wright, Brig. -Gen., H. G., Washington, B.C. 

Wyman, Gerald 

Wyman, W. H., Cincinnati, Ohio 

Wyoming Historical and Geological Society, Wilkesbarre, 
Pa 

Yale College, New Haven, Conn 

Yonge, J. E., Tallahassee, Fla. ..... 

Young, E. A., M.D 

Young, W. M. L 1 map 

Young Men's Christian Association, New York City . 

Young Men's Library, Buffalo, N.Y. 

Zeledon, Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica .... 

Zincken, C. F., Leipzig, Germany 

Zoological Station, Naples, Italy 




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CIRCULATION, 

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2,581 


6,074 


41,721 


39,010 


80,737 


264,825 


8,009 


272,834 


864 


1,759 


85,134 


414 


8.5,548 


111,077 


848 


112,625 


364. 


860 


87,079 


2,460 


89,539 


636 


1870 . 








306 


947,621 


3,097 


8,035 


54,956 


69,373 


114,329 


373 


877 


338,450 


10,392 


348,842 


1,140 


2,598 


89,949 


1,038 


99,987 


293 


856 


113,334 


983 


115,530 


370 


1,045 


98,304 


2,993 


101,297 


320 


925 


1877 . 








.TO6 


1,140,572 


3,727 


8,348 


66,832 


74,786 


141,618 


463 


930 


392,995 


12,737 


405,732 


1,320 


2,439 


101,022 


1,605 


102,627 


335 


902 


131.969 


3,210 


135,179 


430 


1,075 


140,050 


6,770 


146,829 


477 


1,190 


1878 . 








305 


1,183,991 


3,882 


10,478 


86,326 


66.670 


146.996 


483 


1.001 


378,439 


12,736 


391,175 


1,265 


2,902 


104,717 


1,879 


106,596 


343 


1,038 


137,010 


3,741 


140,751 


447 


1,414 


122,517 


7,513 


130,030 


404 


1,100 


1870. 








308 


1,180,565 


3,833 


8,747 


74,627 


89,163 


163,790 


632 


926 


360,621 


12,672 


363,193 


1,179 


2.085 


95,887 


2,794 


d9B,681 


320 


916 


115,509 


3,335 


%118,844 


603 


1,200 


123,492 


6,397 


129,889 


.403 


1,013 


1880. 








307 


1,156,721 


3,768 


8,781 


69,042 


101,100 


170,142 


634 


1,045 


306,148 


10,869 


316,517 


1,031 


1,999 


105,197 


3,004 


168,201 


303 


951 


138,309 


5,261 


143.570 


467 


1.196 


119,450 


5,480 


124,930 


388 


1,017 


1881 . 








304 


1,065,081 


3.504 


8,63- 


68,609 


90.764 


163,373 


547 


1,046 


257,602 


9.271 


206,863 


847 


1,849 


97.024 


4,097 


101.118 


318 


089 


129,251 


3,607 


132,858 


435 


1,137 


105,700 


4,912 


110,612 


360 


972 


1882 . 








303 


1,040,553 


3,434 


8,170 


03,782 


103,540 


107,322 


652 


1,052 


239,601 


11,191 


250,792 


828 


1,670 


8S.901 


7,073 


/95.974 


328 


868 


125,409 


4,077 


129,486 


426 


1,074 


101,534 


4,739 


106,273 


347 


876 


1883 . 








300 


1,045,902 


3,418 


8,209 


66,918 


113.127 


180,075 


588 


1,181 


163,811 


32,119 


195,930 


640 


1,301 


92,833 


8,107 


100,040 


329 


876 


121,939 


4,472 


126,411 


413 


1,062 


105,797 


6,728 


112,525 


370 


906 


1884 . 








300 


1,056,906 


3,454 


8,694 


65,080 


119.833 


184,913 


604 


1,220 


168,926 


35,066 


203,992 


667 


1,333 


88,394 


7,048 


95,442 


311 


871 


119,561 


4,656 


124,220 


405 


1,161 


103,483 


7.874 


111,357 


360 


959 





Cuarlestown Branch. 


Brighton Branch. 


Dorchester Branch. 


South-End Branch. 


Jamaica Plain Branch. 


Xorth-End Branch. 


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81,631 
105,211 
99,637 
80,925 
73,302 
78,882 
85,038 
84,560 
74.453 


1,206 
1,184 
1,605 
2.003 
1,815 
1,446 
2,140 
2,281 
2,744 
2.513 


79,375 
85.815 
106,816 
101,540 
88,740 
e 74,748 
80,822 
87,319 
87,304 
76,966 


259 
279 
348 
332 
2S9 
246 
273 
254 
283 
231 


704 
830 
902 
970 
685 
616 
739 
741 
773 
6S7 


21,394 
23,.531 
27,832 
27,649 
26,737 
26,406 
26,067 
25,152 
23,9115 
24,214 


448 


21,842 
24,805 
29,792 
29,247 
28,928 
27,980 
2S.177 
27,444 
28,257 
26,141 


70 
81 
97 
89 
93 
91 
83 
89 
92 
85 


234 
314 
290 
328 
312 
302 
269 
277 
273 
277 


15,675 
63,357 
67,692 
63,025 
56,766 
65,690 
63,904 
53,006 
65,678 
70.260 


132 
899 
4,287 
1,049 
1.423 
1,026 
730 
1.449 
1.880 
1,913 


cl6,017 
86,010 
71,979 
64,974 
69,673 
66,716 
65,188 
/64,4S5 
07,558 

!772,173 


107 
206 
220 
197 
184 
176 
177 
144 
219 
237 


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652 
620 
624 
575 
541 
541 
661 
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1877 

1878 

1879 

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1881 

1882 

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698 
859 
574 
110 
292 
295 
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41,303 
73,154 
77,016 
71,432 
61,453 
76,472 
76,693 


1,009 
2,713 
2,275 
2,330 
10,283 
17,778 
22.108 


42,402 
75,867 
79,291 
73,962 
/71,736 
94,250 
98,801 


1S3_ 
247 
258 
242 
318 
303 
322 


667 
622 
680 
678 
670 
774 


28,174 
60,457 
62,406 
47,797 
46,316 
4J,73S 
43.039 


2.106 
2.503 
2,220 
2,311 

3,406 
4,379 
8,232 


30,280 
52,960 
54,626 
50,108 
40,722 
49.137 
51,271 


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176 
164 
164 
161 
167 


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413 
437 
467 
381 
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181 



a Includes llie largest of i-ach department on any day, without regard to 

h Iiicliidea books barrowed on wliite filips, and returned tlif eanie day, 
rThc use of the Dorchester branch for 1875 was a little over three months. 



(I The East Boelou branch was closed from October 7th to 9th, 1879, for repairs; 
South Boston from August 12tli to November 2d, 1879, for repairs and enlargement. 



f The Charleatown branch was closed from April 20tb to the 30th, to rearrange the 
books, and also from May 1st to the lllh, 1880. 



/The Eist B!>8;on branch was clcaed 25 workiDg-days. 
" South-End " " *' 85 " " 

*' Dorchester " " " 6 " " during 181.\ 

The Xorth-Eud branch was open 177 days during 1883. 

g The Durcl-eater branch was cloaei one day, for repairs, during 1884. 



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APPENDIX XIII. 



BATES-HALL READING. 



Clabbipication. 



Peecektasb op Usb. 



English history, topography, biogra- 
phy, travel, and polite literature . 

American (North and South) his- 
tory, etc 

French history, etc 

German history, etc 

Italian history, etc 

Other history, topography, biogra- 
phy, travel, and polite literature . 

General and epochal history .... 

Greek, Latin, and philology .... 

Bibliography 

Transactions 

Periodicals 

Fine arts 

Natural history and science .... 

Theology, ecclesiastical history, eth- 
ics, education, etc 

Medicine 

Law, government, and political econ- 
omy 

Useful arts, mathematics, physics, 
etc 

Miscellaneous pamphlets bound . . 



11.8 
6.1 
3.4 

1.5 

4.2 
3.3 
3.5 
1.2 
.5 
3.9 
8.9 
3.8 

11.0 
7.3 

2.7 

9.7 
4.0 



13.1 

11.1 
5.8 
3.9 
1.8 

4.6 
3.3 



3.5 
8.7 
3.7 

11.5 
7.0 



12.3 

12.2 
5.3 
3.9 
1.6 

6.1 
3.6 
3.9 
1.6 
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3.4 
8.5 
3.6 

11.3 
6.6 

2.5 

9.0 
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12.0 

12.4 
4.6 
3.9 
1.6 

4.7 
3.5 
3.3 
1.6 
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3.7 
8.4 
3.8 

15.0 
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11.8 

11.3 
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3.8 
1.6 

6.0 
3.5 
3.5 
1.9 
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4.4 
8.3 
3.9 

11.0 
7.0 

2.7 

9.3 
4.9 



Note. — In computing this percentage, the use of books in the Bowditch, Parker, Barton, 
and Piince libraries — which are kept apart from the general classification of the Library — 
is reckoned as near as possible and included in the usual divisions, as is indicated in the table. 
(See Explanations to Appendix VII.) 

The figures for 1879 are only approximately correct. 



APPENDIX XIV. 

LOWER HALL AND BRANCH READING. 

[Based upon the record of books returned.'] 



J 


CLASSES. 

The figures give the relative per- 
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6 
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6 
6 
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4 


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5 

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5 
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4 
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II. 
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IV. 

V. 
VI. 
VII. 


FietioD and juveniles* 

Uistory and biography 

Travels and voyages 

Science, arts, fine and useful, the- 
ology, law, mediciue, professions . 


78 
7 
4 

3 
3 

5 


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6 
3 

4 
2 


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6.3 
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4 

4 


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8 
5 

6 
5 

4 


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The figures give the relative per- 
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78 


73 


81 


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77.4 


80.3 


79 


70.6 


61.49 


77.50 


75 


79 


75.9 


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77.2 


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62.37 


77.33 


74. 


77. 


70 


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75.29 


76 


74.3 


II. 

III. 


History and biography 

Travels and voyages 


7.01 
4.03 




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3 


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3 


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2.8 


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3.2 


3 


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3.1 


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4.57 


3.75 
3.00 


3 


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3 


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7.54 
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8 
4. 


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6 
3 


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6 


5.96 
4.55 


6 
4 


5.8 
4.2 


IV. 


Science, arts, fine and useful, the- 
ology law, medicine, professions . 


8.96 


4 


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9.47 


2.75 


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Periodicals 


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7 


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5 


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5.11 


7.38 


7 


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3.8 


2.9 


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5 


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3.9 


4 


4.7 


7.23 


4.08 


5. 




7 


4 


0.06 


3 


4.8 



* A large number of the juvenilcB are not fiction. 
Books tnken out on white slips and rpturned the same day are not included. 



Public Librart. 



53 



APPEOT)IX XY. 

FELLOWES ATHEN^UM READING. 



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56 



City Document No. 105. 



APPENDIX XVIII. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 



General Library 
Accounts. 



Binding 

Books 

Periodicals* 

Catalogues (printing) , , 

Expense 

Fuel 

Furniture (cabinets, 
shelving, fixtures, etc.) 

Gas 

Printing (miscellaneous) 

Stationery 

Salaries 

Transportation, Postage, 
etc 



1883-S4. 



City appro- 
priations. 



$3,000 

17,000 

5,000 
3,000 
3,000 

2,000 
5,000 

4,000 

70,000 

2,000 



Total 



$120,000 



Expended. 



$1,823 50 



709 61 
,331 39 

,291 67 
,126 90 
,228 75 

721 81 
,446 87 

,522 08 

,703 85 

,088 25 



$128,995 28 



Fellowes 
Athenaeum. 



Paid into City 
treasury from 
fines and sales 
of catalogues. 



Year. 



1873 
1874 

1875 

1876 
1877 

1878 
1879 

1880 

1881 

1882 
1883 
1884 



Amount. 



$1,681 79 

2,000 00 

2,360 24 

2,505 35 

3,092 12 

3,266 31 

2,618 32 

2,984 12 

3,497 03 

2,945 74 

3,223 14 

3,018 01 



* The appropriation for periodicals is included in that for books. 

Note. — The expenditures for books cover the cost of those chargeable to the truet- 
funde account, as well as those charged to the annual appropriations from the city, and also 
include such as are bought with the balances with the foreign agents at the close of the 
previous year. The financial and library years now nominally correspond, but it will happen 
that bills accruing subsequently to the middle of March (when the last requisition of the year 
p.ayable April Ist, is approved} will be audited in the subsequent year's account beginning 
nominally May 1st. In this way books added between March 15th and May 1st may be 
counted in one year's growth, and paid for in the subsequent year's account. The cost of 
maintaining branches after the first year makes part of the general items of the several 
appropriations. 

The money for books bought on account of the Fellowes Athenaeum is spent under the 
direction of the book committee of the trustees of the Fellowes fund. 

Details for previous years can be found in Appendix XIX. to the report for 1881. 

• NORTH-END BRANCH. 

City Appropriation, §4,000. 

Salaries $672 48 

Books '05 71 

Expense 1>027 86 

Amount actually expended $2,406 05 

Balance of City appropriation ^■'^'^^^ ^^ 

Expended for books 18608 

$1,407 87 



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58 



City Document No. 105. 



APPENDIX XX. 

LIBRARY SERVICE. 

(April 30, 1884.) 



Name. 



Mellbn Chamberlain , 

James L. "WTiltney . . 
Jo86 F. Garret .... 



Louis F. Gray . . . 

Adelaide A. Nichols 

John F. Murphy . . 

Total 



James L. Whitket . 
William H. Foster . , 
Jose F. Carret ... 



Lindssy Swift 

Edward B.Hunt .... 

Elizabeth T. Reed . . . 
Roxanna M. Eastman . • 

Frank C. Blalsdell . . . 
Annie C. Miller .... 

Edith C.Hine 

Alice M. Por6e 

Card Catalogues, 
Habbiet C. Blake . . . 
Carrie K. Burnell . . . . 
Mary F. Osgood .... 

Alice Browne 

William Walsh 

Total 






878 



875 



Position, duties, eto. 



wp 



O 



Librarian and Clerk of the Cor- 
poration 



Principal Assistant Librarian , 

Registrar and Curator of patents 
and engravings 



1860 
1875 

1878 
1883 
1873 
1859 

1876 
1881 
1884 
1866 

1880 
1881 
1877 
1883 
1882 



Librarian's Secretary , 
Auditor and Cashier . 
Librarian's Runner . . 



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Principal of the department , 
Assistant 



Registrar, Curator of patents 
and engravings and Assistant 



Assistant . 
Assistant . 
Assistant . 



Extra Assistant and Cataloguer 
of U.S. Documents . . . 



Assistant 

Assistant 

Assistant 

Assistant in Patent room, eto. 



Curator 

Curator of official card catalogue 

Assistant 

Assistant 

Runner 



1 16 



Public - Library . 5 9 

LIBRARY SERVICE. — Continued. 



Name. 


a = 


Position, duties, etc. 


Harriet N. Pike .... 


1867. 
1879. 
1883. 
1868. 
1883. 


Chief Clerk 


Edith D. Fuller 

Agnes R. Dame 

Mary A. McGrath .... 
J. F. Keefe 


Associate Clerk 

Assistant Clerk 




Total 











— o< 
SB 



Appleton p. C. Griffin , 
William Roffe ...... 

Benjamin White 

John 8. Morrison 

Total , 



1865. 
1881. 
1883. 
1882. 



Custodian 

Asst. In charge of repairs, etc. 

Assistant 

Runner 



Arthur Mason Knapp 
Lydla F. Knowles . . . 
Louise A. Twlckler . . 
Margaret Doyle .... 
W. Maynard L. Young . 
Florence Richards . . . 
Edward P. McLaughlin 

Thomas Taff 

Florin J. Anaheim . , . 

George W. Hope .... 

Total 



1875. 
1867. 
1881. 
1875. 
1878. 
1878. 
1884. 
1884. 
1884. 
1884. 



Librarian of Bates Hall , 
Delivery Clerk . . . . , 
Receiving Clerk . . . . 

Assistant 

Clerk of the branches . , 

Assistant 

Runner , 

Runner 

Runner 

Runner 



Edward Tiffant . . 
Mary A. Jenkins . . . 
William F. Robinson . 
Thomas H. Cummtngs 

Caroline E. J. Por6« . 
Sarah A. Mack .... 
Eliza J. Mack .... 
Annie M. Kennedy . . 
Annie G. Shea .... 
Mary Sheridan .... 
Rebecca J. Briggs . . 



1878. 
1877. 
1872. 
1879. 

1859. 
1863. 
1863. 
1869. 
1874. 
1880. 
1881. 



Librarian of Lower Hall . . . 

Assistant Librarian 

Clerk for registration and fines 

Curator of Lower Hall card 
catalogue 



Reading-room Clerk 

Delivery desk 

Receiving desk 

Registration and Assistant . . 
Record of slips and Substitute . 

Runner 

Runner 



60 



City Document No. 105. 



LIBRARY SERVICE. — Continued. 



Name. 



Julia Twickler . . 
Edith Burley . . . 
Esther Nurenherg 
Ellen M.Flint . . 
John J. Butler . . 



Evening Service. 
Louis F. Gray . . . 



J. E. Tisdale 



William Roffe . . , 
Catherine McGrath . 
Harry Young . . . 
William L. Day . , 
J. H. Reardon . . 
Charles H. Innis . . 
James F. Rollins . , 
Calvin A. Jones . . 
Total 



W 



1882. 
1883. 
1883. 
1884. 
1878. 

1881. 
1884. 

1884. 
1873. 
1880. 
1881. 
1882. 
1883. 
1883. 
1884. 



Position, duties, etc. 



Runner . . . , 
Runner . . . , 
Runner . . . . 
Runner . . . , 
Care of shelves , 

Card catalogue , 



Registration Clerk and Sunday 
service 



Reading-room 
Receiving desk 

Runner 

Runner ... 
Runner ... 
Runner ... 
Runner . . . , 
Runner ... 



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26 



William E. Ford . . . 
WilUam F. Adams . . 

John White 

William Monahan . • . 

Extra daily Assistants. 

Total 



1858. 
1879. 
1880. 
1883. 



Janitor 

Night Watchman . 

Porter 

Porter , 



Andrew M. Blake 
Frank Ryder .... 
P. B. Sanford . . . 
Wm. Hemstead . . 
William F. Sampson 
Arthur Siguere . . . 
Sarah E. Bowen . . 
Martha M. Wheeler 
Mary G. Moriarty . 
Sarah Dumas . . . 
Mary J. Morton . . 
Mary Roslund . . . 
Samuel Macconnell . 
Total 



1870. 
1883. 
1879. 
1883. 
1880. 
1881. 
1876. 
1869., 
1875. 
1881. 
1881. 
1883. 
1877. 



Foreman 

Extra Forwarder . 
Finisher . . . . . 
Pressman . . . , 
Forwarder . . . . 
Forwarder . , . , 
Forewoman . . , 
Sewer , 



Sewer . . , 
Sewer . . , 
Sewer . . , 
Sewer . . . 
Apprentice , 



Public Library. 



61 



LIBRARY SERVICE. — Continued. 



Name. 



Sarah C. Godbold . 
Mary R. Pray .... 
Alice M. Wing . . . 
Mary E. Cathcart . . 
E. L. Lennon .... 
Adelia H. Ghen . . 
Ada J. McConnell . 
Anna B. Rollins . . 
Lizzie B. Bond ... 
George H. Hosea . . 
Total 






1871. 
1870. 
1872. 
1870. 
1881. 
1876. 
1881. 
1882. 
1883. 
1873. 



Position, duties, etc. 



Librarian . . . . 
Assistant . . . . 
Assistant . . . . 
Assistant . . . . 
Extra Assistant 
Extra Runner . 
Extra Runner . 
Extra Runner . 
Extra Runner . 
Janitor 



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N. Josephine Bullaed 

Ellen A. Eaton 

Emogene C. Davis . . . 
Idalene L. Sampson . . 

Mary Watson 

Reata Watson . . • . . 

Mabel Pond 

Lilla F. Davis 

Emmie W. Bragdon . . 
Emma Le Fevre .... 

Etta Le Fevre 

Maude McLaughlin . . 

Joseph Baker 

Total 



1883. 
1872. 
1873. 
1877. 
1873. 
1877. 
1879. 
1881. 
1882. 
1881. 
1882. 
1883. 
1872. 



Librarian 

Registration Clerk 
Delivery Clerk . . 
Receiving Clerk . 

Assistant 

Extra Assistant . 
Extra Assistant . 
Extra Assistant . 
Extra Assistant . 
Extra Runner . . 
Extra Runner . . 
Extra Runner . . 
Janitor 



Sarah BuNKBE . 
Mary Bradley . . 
Elizabeth C. Berry 
Helen M.BeU . . 
Dora Puffer . . . 



Helen R. Crowell . 



1876 
1876 
1877 
1878 
1878 

1882 



Librarian . 
Assistant . 
Assistant . 
Assistant . 



Reading room and registration 
Clerk 

Extra Assistant 



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LIBRARY S^UYICE.— Continued. 



Name. 



Katie R. Albert . 
Martha I. Emery . 
Mary A. Dowd . . 
Sarah W. Griggs . 
Charles R. Curtis . 
Total . . . . , 



K 



1883 
1884 
1884 
1884 
1873 



Position, duties, etc. 



Extra Assistant 
Extra Assistant 
Runner . . . . 
Runner .... 
Janitor 



SB 



Cornelius 8. Cart^e 
Annie £. Eberle . . . 
Mary P. Swain .... 
Alice G. Willoughby . 
Sarah E. McConnell . 
Susan K. Livermore . 
Lydia E. Eberle . . . 
Emma L. Willoughby 
Thomas E.Smith. . . 
Total 



1870 
1874 
1878 
1882 
1879 
1879 
1881 
1882 
1874 



Librarian . . . . 
Assistant . . . . 
Assistant . . . . 
Runner . . . . 
Extra Assistant 
Extra Assistant 
Extra Assistant 
Extra Runner . 
Janitor 



Mart E. Brock 
Mary F. Grailey 
Sara R. Brock . 
James M. Brock 
Total .... 



1875 
1880 
1880 
1878 



Librarian . . . 
Assistant .... 
Extra Assistant 
Janitor 



Mart G. Coffin . . . 
Mary J. Sheridan . , . . 
Frances Willard Pike . . 
Lucy Adelaide "Watson , 
A. M. Mansfield . . . , 
Edward Davenport . . . 
Total 



1874 
1875 
1880 

1881 
1882 
1874 



Librarian . . . 
Assistant . . . . 
Assistant . . . . 
Assistant . . . . 
Extra Assistant 
Janitor 



Grace A. Db BoROKa 
Maude M. Morse . . • 
Margaret A. Sheridan . 
Mary Arkinson .... 
John "W. F. Rorke . . 
Frank Hathaway . . . 
Total 



1880 
1877 
1875 
1881 
1883 
1882 



Librarian . . 
Assistant . . . 
Assistant . . . 
Assistant . . . 
Runner . . . 
Extra Runner 



Public Libeaey. 

LIBKARY SERVICE. — Concluded 



63 



Name. 



Eliza R. Davis . , 

Anna J. Barton . . 

Nellie F. Riley . . . 

Margaret S. Barton , 

John Erlckson . . . 
Timothy Johnson . 

Total 






1877 
1876. 
1878. 
1882. 
1882. 
1877. 



Position, duties, eto. 



Librarian . . . 
Assistant .... 
Extra Assistant 
Extra Assistant 
Extra Runner . 
Janitor 






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Eliza R. Davis 

Mary E. Mooney 

J. P. Fleming . 

Total .... 



1882. 
1882. 
1882. 



Librarian 
Assistant . 
Janitor . . 



MaryA. HUl. . . . 
Robert M. Otis . . 
Anna Hibbard . . . 
Harriet L. Atkinson 
Grace E. Powars . . 
Total 



1875. 
1881. 
1882. 
1882. 
1884. 



Custodian, Lower Mills . . 
Custodian, Roslindale . . 
Custodian, "West Roxbury 
Custodian, Mattapan • . . 
Custodian, Neponset . . . 



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SUMMARY. 






Librarian, Kegister, Secretary, Auditor, and 




Runner 


. 


5 






Catalogue department 


. 




U 


1 




Purchase and Entry department . 




5 




Central Library 


Shelf department. 






i 




71 regulars. 


Bates Hall circulation department 




10 




- 11 extras. 


Lower Hall circulation 


department, 


day 


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— 


evening, and Sunday service . 




16 


10 


82 in all. 


Janitor's department . 








4 






Bindery 










13 






East Boston Branch 










5 


5^ 




South Boston branch 










6 


7 




Roxbury branch . 










6 


5 


Branches. 


Charlestown branch 










5 


4 


45 regulars. 


Brighton branch 










3 


1 


► 27 extras. 


Dorchester branch 










5 


1 


— 


South-End branch 










5 


1 


72 


Jamaica Plain branch 










2 


3 




North-End branch 










3 


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Deliveries 










5 




Totals . 


. 


116 
38 


38 


Grand total . 




. 






154 







AGENTS. 



Messrs. W. B. Clarke & Carruth, Boston. 

Mr. Edward G. Allen (for English patents), London. 

Messrs. N. Triibner & Co., London. 

Mr. F. W. Christern, and M. Charles Reinwald, New York and Paris. 

Deuerlich ' sche Buchhandlung, Gottingen. 

Signorina Giulia Alberi, Florence. 

Senor Don Juan E. Riaiio, Madrid. 



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2,792 


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628 


1,557 


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1,071 


21,409 


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359 


53 


59 


85 


143 


54 


45 


418 


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1,056 


252 


342 


325 


274 


172 


171 


354 


81 


3,694 


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125 


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