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REFERENCE DEPAipl^l 

Acce^ion No KJp-O 








THIRTY-SEYENTH 



ANNUAL KEPOET, 



1888 



[Document 13—1889.] 



CITY OF ^^m BOSTON. 




THIRTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT 

or THE 

TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

1889. 



The Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston 
have the honor to present to the City Council their thirt}'- 
seventh annual 

REPORT. 

The Trustees cannot present to the City Council their 
customary report without being deeply sensible of the 
loss that they, in common with all the citizens of Boston, 
have sustained in the death, during the past year, of 
the eminent scholar and divine whose name has been ap- 
pended to so many of their previous reports. Dr. James 
Freeman Clarke served the city as one of the Trustees of the 
Public Library from the time of their incorporation until his 
death in June last. His great wisdom, his good judgment, 
his remarkable knowledge of books, and his clear compre- 
hension of the wants of the people, were of inestimable value 
in the government and building up of the library. His gen- 
tle dignity and unfailing kindness and sympathy so endeared 
him to those who were so fortunate as to be thrown with him 
as associates or employees, that his death was a personal 
bereavement to all connected with the Library. The Trus- 
tees have placed upon their records the expression of their 
appreciation of his character and services. 



2 City Document No. 13. 

Another name that will be missed is that of William W. 
Greenough, Esq., who for twenty-two years, as President of 
the Trustees, prepared their annual reports. The value to 
the city of his faithful services cannot be overestimated. 
For thirty years, as trustee without pay, he daily devoted 
to the work of the Library as much time and labor as most 
men devote to their private affairs. His connection with the 
library began in its infancy ; and to his wisdom and energy 
are due, perhaps more than to any other one cause, the won- 
derful growth and success of the institution. Mr. Greenough 
felt compelled, by considerations of health and private affairs, 
to lay down the cares and responsibilities of a position that 
required so large a share of his strength and thought, and 
that he had so long filled with credit to himself and advan- 
tage to the public. On the records of the City Council and 
of the Trustees are to be found expressions of the appreci- 
ation of his distinguished services. 

During the year Mr. William H. Whitmore resigned his 
position as Trustee. In the departments of literature in 
which he was a confessed master the Library will sutler from 
the loss of his valuable services, which were always dili- 
gently, faithfully, and cheerfully rendered. 

The Trustees are required by the city ordinances to ap- 
point " annually an examining committee of not less than 
five persons, not members of the board, who, together with 
one of the board, shall examine the library and make to the 
board a report of its condition." 

They performed this duty by appointing early in the 
year an examining committee consisting of the Honorable 
Frederick O. Prince, chairman ; Mrs. Abba Goold Woolson, 
Mrs. Ellen S. Hale, J. Wingate Rollins, Esq., the Reverend 
Theodore A. Metcalf, Charles Henry Parker, Esq., Dr. 
Harold Williams, Rev. 8. E. Herrick, D.D., George W. 
Evans, Esq., Harvey N. Shepard, Esq., Arthur B. Ellis, 
Esq., John Heard, Jr., Esq., Philip H. Doherty, Esq., Dr. 
C. Ellery Stedman, and the Honorable John F. Andrew. 

This committee gave much time and thought to the per- 
formance of their duties, and made to the Trustees a report 
which they have the honor to transmit herewith to the City 
Council. 

For some years past the Trustees have endeavored to 
increase the efficiency of the Examining Committee by 
appointing upon it persons who had acquired experience 
from previous service, and by appointing it early enough in 
the year to afford time for a thorough examination of the 
condition of the Librar3^ The duties of the committee are 
arduous ; bnt, when as well and faithfully performed as they 



Public Library. iJ 

have been the past year, their reports contain many sugges- 
tions that are of great assistance to the Trustees. Previous 
to 1884 it had not been the custom to appoint any person who 
had served on a previous committee ; but in that year a 
change was made in this respect, and since that time many 
members of examining committees have been reappointed. 
The present committee report that they " felt themselves 
handicapped, first, by the fact that they were entirely new 
to the service, and second, by the narrow limits of time 
to which their work was necessarily restricted." They 
recommend that " there be some radical change in the con- 
struction of the committee." The Trustees have been im- 
pressed with the weight of this reconmiendation and have 
decided to reappoint at once all the old committee. They 
hope by this means to secure a committee of experience, and 
to give the committee so formed ample time to make a 
thorough examination. 

The report of the committee contains an interesting and 
valuable discussion upon the circulation of the books of the 
Library, and the conclusions reached are in accordance vvith 
those arrived at by the Trustees. The circulation for the past 
year shows an increase of 79,254 volumes over that of the 
previous year, and the Trustees have every reason to believe 
that this increase means an increase in the use of l)ooks of 
higher character than the average of those circulated in years 
past. For the details of the circulation the Trustees refer 
to the report of the Librarian, which will be found in ap- 
pendix "B." 

The Trustees would gladly follow the recommendation of 
the Examining Committee to enlarge the accommodations of 
the North End Branch and to change the quarters of the 
South End Branch were they able to do so within the limit 
of their annual appropriation. They recognize the fact that 
the room of the South End Branch is not what it should be ; 
but it was the best that could be found at the time the Library 
was installed there, and there are at present no funds avail- 
able with which to procure a better one. 

The Trustees agree with the Examining Committee that 
"an application be made to the courts for a modification of 
the terms of the trust under the will of Charlotte Harris, so 
that the income from that fund may not be limited to the 
purchase of books published prior to 1850." Such an ap- 
plication, however, can be properly made only by the City 
Council or by some citizen of Charlestown ; but the Trustees 
respectfully recommend that some action be had in the 
matter. 

They also agree with the Examining Committee in their 



4 City Document Xo. 13. 

remarks upon the Catalogue Department, and trust that they 
may be able to carry some it" not all of their recommenda- 
tions into etfect during the present year. It is to be hoped 
that l)ef()re many years a catalogue of the collection in Bates 
Hall may be printed in book form, so that the books con- 
tained in that collection may be more easily accessible to the 
public. By the aid of such a catalogue the circulation and 
use of the Library would be greatly extended. 

The Trustees have given the most careful consideration to 
the recommendation of the Examinino; Committee in res:ard 
to the relation of the Library to the public schools. The 
subject presents great difficulties, and, as yet, the^'^ have ar- 
rived at no satisfactory conclusion in regard to the matter. 
It has been their endeavor always to be as liberal as is 
consistent with the welfare of the Library ; but it may be 
fairly questioned if it would be right to grant one class of 
people in the city, — whether they be scholars or teachers, — 
privileges superior to those enjoyed by other classes. The 
Library does not pretend to be able to furnish text-books for 
students ; and, indeed, the idea of the founders seems to have 
been that it should be a place in which to complete the edu- 
cation of the citizen after leaving schools and coUeores. 

The report of Mr. Heard to the Examining Committee in 
regai-d to the collection of works on science and technology 
is a very valuable one. One of the great difficulties in keep- 
ing up the Patent Collection of the Library has been the 
indifference or slowness of the officials charged with the 
distribution of such publications. The Trustees will do all 
in their power to secure the establishment of some such 
bureau of exchange as is recommended by Mr. Heard, 
" whose duty it should be to distribute to foreign govern- 
ments a certain number of official publications in exchange 
for the same numl)er of their own publications of a similar 
nature." 

The other suggestions made by Mr. Heard are valuable 
and will receive the careful consideration of the Trustees. 

Full details of the library work of the present year will be 
foinid in the rei)ort of the Librarian, which, with its accom- 
pan^ing documents, is transmitted herewith. 

The Trustees respectfully call the attention of the City 
Council to the fact that for some years past the amount of 
money appropriated for the current expenses of the Library 
has been steadily decreased, while the size of the Library, 
its use and the public demands made upon it, and the service 
re(}uired of it, have all steadily increased. The efficiency of 
the institution will be seriously impaired unless a larger sum 
of money is put at the disposal of the Trustees, as it will be 



Public Library. 5 

impossible to keep tlie institution up to the standard of the 
previous years with the present appropriation. 

Ten years a^o the number of volumes in the Library was 
345,734, the number of persons employed was 141, and the 
approj^riation for current expenses was $121,000. Since 
then there have been established five delivery stations and 
three reading-rooms, and the number of volumes has in- 
creased to 505,410. N(»twithstanding this increase the force 
employed has had to be reduced to 135 persons, and the ap- 
propriation, not including the amount formerly paid by the 
city for rentals and repairs, has been reduced to $115,000. 

The Trustees are of the opinion that most of the persons 
employed in the Library do not receive a fair compensation 
for the skilled services they render. Probably in no other 
branch of the City Government and in no business establish- 
ment is the same grade of work so poorly paid as in the 
Libi-ary. They therefore respectfully recommend that 
means to remedy this injustice be placed at their disposi- 
tion. 

During the year the Trustees were requested by the City 
Council to report to the City Government the cost and advis- 
ability of keeping Bates Hall open in the evening. Hitherto 
this hall has been closed at six o'clock in the afternoon, so 
that many citizens whose occupation does not admit of study 
in the da^'time have been de[)rived of the privilege of the 
use of what is by far the most important part of the Library. 
The Trustees believe that the use of the Library would be 
greatly extended and much good would be accomplished if 
this hall were kept open in the evening. The annual ex- 
penditure for this purpose would be about $7,000. 

In August, 1887, the wiiole force employed in the bindery 
was discharged, and for the remainder of the year the binding 
was done outside of the Library. After a trial of this system 
it did not prove satisfactory, and in the early part of the last 
year the Trustees determined to have the more valuable 
books bound in the Library bindery, and the cheaper l)Ooks 
bound by contract by outside binders. Mr. Louis F. Gray, 
the office secretary, was appointed inspector of binding, and 
was given full charge of this department. The result has 
been entirely satisfactoiy. The cost of binding has been re- 
duced, a much larger number of volumes has been bound and 
repaired, and the work has been kept well up to the demands 
of the Library. 



City Document No. 13. 



The New Library Building. 

Last spring the Trustees were able to present to the City 
Council the general plans for the new building to be erected 
on Copley Square. These plans were the result of a year of 
unremitting and faithful study and work on the part of the 
architects, Messrs. McKim, Mead, & White, during which 
time they were in constant communication with the Trustees. 
There were many difficult problems to be solved in prepar- 
ing the plans. Owing to the unique position that the Boston 
Public Library occupies, very little help could be had from 
the study of the buildings of other great libraries. The 
Trustees have insisted that convenience and usefulness should 
not be sacriticed to show, and that the internal arrangements 
of the building should be first considered. They did not, 
however, lose sight of the fact that the building was to be a 
"palace for the people," and, as such, should be a monu- 
mental building, worthy of the City of Boston. 

The question of economy was kept steadily in view ; and 
the work already done on the Library lot was to be utilized 
as far as possii)le. AVorking ujwn these lines, the architects 
succeeded in ])roducing plans which the Trustees could pre- 
sent to the City Council with contidence that they would 
successfully bear all criticism. After a long and careful ex- 
amination of the plans, models, and estimates of cost, the 
City Council almost unanimously authorized the Trustees to 
begin the erection of the building, and placed at their dis- 
posal, for this i)urpose, the sum of about $350,000. The 
plans and estimates, as presented, did not include any of the 
platforms, approaches, sculpture, or adornments necessary 
for a building of this importance, or any of the furni- 
ture or shelving required in it, but during the year 
the plans for some of these items have been completed. 
As soon as possible after being authorized to proceed with 
the erection of the building, the Trustees gave to Messrs. 
Woodbury & Leighton a contract for the construction of the 
building up to the Bates Hall tloor, this being as far as the 
work could proceed within the limits of the fund at their dis- 
posal. On the 28th of November the work was so far ad- 
vanced that Ilis Honor Mayor O'Brien, assisted by the City 
Council, laid the corner-stone of the new l>uilding with ap- 
propriate ceremonies. On December 24, the Trustees decided 
that it would be prudent to discontinue all stone setting and 
brick laying until spring. The work thus far has been satis- 
factory. The Trustees transmit herewith, copies of the plans 
and elevations of the proposed building. There will of 
necessity be some slight changes made from time to time as 



Public Library. 7 

the work progresses, but a fair idea of the completed build- 
ing is presented by the drawings. 

Conclusion. 

In conclusion the Trustees would say that the work of the 
Library in all its departments has been uniformly satisfactory 
during the past year. Its usefulness as one of the educational 
institutions of the city becomes each day more manifest. The 
citizens of Boston have just cause for pride that by their fos- 
tering care and liberality they have, within a comparatively 
few years, built up a library that is second to none in America, 
and ranks among the great libraries of the world ; but it should 
at the same time be remembered that this end could not have 
been attained except by the aid of the devotion and skill of a 
trained body of officers and employees many of whom have 
passed the best years of their lives in the Library service. 

SAMUEL A. B. ABBOTT, 
HENRY W. HAYNES, 
FREDERICK O. PRINCE, 
PHINEAS PIERCE, 
WILLIAM B, RICHARDS, 

Truslees. 



City Document No. 13. 



REPORT OF EXAMINING COMMITTEE. 

The Committee appointed by the Trustees of the Public 
Library to examine the administration of that institution in 
its various departments for the year 1888, respectfully pre- 
sent the following 

REPORT. 

In the performance of its work, a majority of the members 
of the Committee have felt themselves handicapped : first, by 
the fact that they were entirely new to the service, and 
second, by reason of the narrow limits of time to which the 
work of examination was necessarily restricted. While pos- 
sessed of a general knowledge of the work of the Library 
and its relations to the community, but few of the members 
of the Committee had any adequate apprehension of the real 
magnitude of the institution, — of the extent, intricacy, and 
etfectiveness of its work ; of the variety and difficulty of 
the problems connected with its administration. The time 
has hardly been more than sufiicient to produce an impression 
of these things, and a correlative conviction of the modified 
value which any suggestions must have that are based upon 
a hasty or superficial inspection. The relations of the Library 
to all the highest interests of the community are too im- 
portant — too vital — to be subjected to the tampering and 
tinkering of novices. The value of examination is, of course, 
proportionate to the knowledge and opportunity of the ex- 
aminers. Under this conviction, the Committee have felt 
grateful for the appointment to its number of Mrs. Hale and 
Mr. Evans from the committee of last year, and for the 
knowledge and experience which they have brought to its 
counsels. But the conviction remains, that for the annual 
examination to be of much practical use, either to the 
Library-administration, or to the public at large, there 
should be some radical change in the construction of the 
Committee. That the Committee might have time to do 
something more than merely discover its own functions 
before it becomes extinct, it is sufffjested that it mi<xht be 
well to appoint the next committee for a term of two or 



Public Library. 9 

three years. Or, perhaps, the same results might be secured 
with less room for objection, b}'^ appointing a committee in 
three divisions or classes to serve, respectively, for one, two, 
and three years, — one class, say of five new members, being 
appointed every year. Thus, after the first year, a majority 
of the committee would always have had the advantage of 
experience, and the incoming members would have the benefit 
of an intelligent introduction to their work. The Committee 
make this suggestion with the greater confidence, because it 
is found that former committees have labored under the 
same difficulties, without suggesting any measures of relief. 

First in its importance as vindicating its name by bringing 
the Library most extensively and closely in contact with the 
public, your Committee regard the administration of the 
Lower Hall. 

The general character of the books supplied ; the method 
of their selection, including the rules governing the adoption 
and rejection of books ; the causes which control the demand 
for books ; the people who take them ; the qualifications 
prerequisite to the use of the library ; the methods of issue ; 
and the general reading taste of the persons using the Lower 
Hall, have been thoughtfully considered ; and your Com- 
mittee report that the detail of the management is of so high 
a standard as to leave little to be desired. Difference of 
opinion must, of course, exist as to the eligibility of any 
particular book ; but if those who have such decisions in 
charge err, they unquestionably err on the side of conserva- 
tism, which is undoubtedly wise when we consider the ulte- 
rior object of a public library. As to the rules and reg- 
ulations governing the home use of books, the Committee 
find them as liberal as is consistent with the welfiire of the 
Library itself. 

Another question, however, has presented itself to your 
Committee, which is attended with greater difficulties ; ^.e., 
how the number of persons using the Lower Hall may be 
increased, and its usefulness consequently extended? 

Since 1879, there has been a yearly decrease in the circu- 
lation of Lower Hall books for home use, the circulation in 
1887 being 196,514 volumes less than in 1879 ; and a corre- 
sponding decrease is noticed in all the branch libraries, with 
the single exception of the Dorchester Branch. On the other 
hand, the opposite is true with respect to hall use, with the 
exception of the Brighton Branch. In this context, it should 
be said, however, that the present year will show an improve- 
ment in these figures when the statistical report is completed. 
The cause of this decrease is, at first sight, hard to compre- 
hend, when we consider that it is in no wise due to the 



10 City Document No. 13. 

establishment of branch libraries, and when we further bear 
in mind that the population of the city was 369,832 in 1880, 
as compared with 425,000 (estimated) in 1888. Your Com- 
mittee have seriously endeavored to determine the cause of 
this decrease in the home use of books, and, if possible, to 
suggest a remedy. If the public is not availing itself of 
the Library, the chief object of the Library is, of course, 
defeated. In the opinion of the Committee, this decrease is 
due to a multiplicity of causes, among which may be men- 
tioned the cheap editions of books now offered for sale, the 
cheap rates and greater convenience of circulating-libraries, 
the estal)lishment of subscription libraries, the withdrawal of 
works of fiction of the more highly colored and sensational 
sort from the Library, the delay which must necessarily 
exist in issuing works in popular demand, in consequence of 
a limited supply ; causes which detract from the desire for 
reading on the part of the general public, among which may 
be mentioned the increasing interest in out-door sports ; 
and lastly, business encroachments. Your Committee be- 
lieves that the decrease in home circulation of books from 
the Lower Hall is due to a combination of the above causes ; 
and would further say that, while it believes the exclusion 
of books by certain popular authors to be a powerful fiictor 
in causing this decrease, it, nevertheless, applauds the mo- 
tives which have prompted such exclusion, and wishes to 
place itself on record as believing that the usefulness of the 
Librar}' is not to be estimated l)y the mere numbers of its 
genernl circulation. After careful study, we find but one 
thing to recommend in the matter; viz., that certain books 
of a somewhat higher character, and which are now only 
found in Bates Hall, should be provided for general use in 
the Lower Hall. 

The examination of Bates Hall discloses similar facts. 

The number of volumes in Bates Hall at the close of 1888, 
in approximate figures, was 300,000, of which about 50,000 
are in the special collections, — Barton, Ticknor, Bowditch, 
etc. The circulation of this library for 1888 has been 228,574 
volumes, while that of the previous year was 200,053, showing 
an increase of 28,521 volumes for the year just closed, — a 
little more than 14 per cent. Coniparing the year 1888 with 
1878, we find that there has been duiing the decade an in- 
crease of nearly 50 per cent, in the number of volumes in the 
Library, while during the same time there has been an increase 
in the circulation of nearly 56 per cent. 

Upon examining the details of this increase in circulation, 
which is a very gratifying one in view of the character of 
this noble library, the Committee are impressed with the 



Public Library. 11 

fact, that during the decade the home use of these volumes has 
been diminishing almost constantly from year to 3'ear, while 
the hall use has immensely increased. Thus in 1878 we find 
the home use to have been 80,326 volumes, and the hall use 
<)6,670 ; while in 1887 the home use was only 61,183 
volumes, and the hall use 138,870. 

These figures show that the Bates Hall library is becoming 
more and more a consulting library ; and it is perhaps not to 
be regretted that this is so, when the character of the books 
is taken into account, and also the fact that a very large 
number of the volumes are not allowed to go out of the hall, 
and were given upon that condition. 

The causes which have already been mentioned as account- 
ing for the decrease in the circulation from the Lower Hall, 
have doubtless operated here also, to a greater or less extent ; 
while to these causes must be added the fact that the pos- 
scsj-ion of lai'ge private libraries has rapidly increased in the 
community during the period under consideration. In his 
little monograph, "A Glance at Private Libraries," published 
thirty years ago, the Rev. Luther Farnham says, " There are 
within ten miles of the State House private libraries of one 
thousand volumes and upwards each, that will count up from 
two hundred thousand to three hundred thousand volumes." 
If an estimate were to be made to-day, covering the same 
area, another cipher certainly would have to be added to the 
total. And this may be legitimately taken as one of the beneti- 
cent results of that love of good literature which Bates Hall 
has fostered among the people. It has done much to make 
a library in the home one of the necessaries of life. What is a 
natural and legitimate consequence — a state of things indeed 
which a great library is designed to bring about — seems 
scarcely to call for correction or criticism. Bates Hall will 
probably become more and more a library of reference. 

In the branch libraries, the system now in operation 
seems to be efficient in answering the wants and needs of the 
public. The branches generally seem to be well supplied 
with the necessary conveniences, the attendants are obliging 
and interested in their various duties, and the patrons of the 
Library are well served. 

If any exceptions are to be made to this statement, per- 
haps the North and South End Branches in the city proper 
may be regarded as not fully sharing in the benefits enumer- 
ated. The North-End Branch has accommodations for the 
public — for reading only — in the comparatively narrow 
quarters afforded by the librar^'-room. An average attend- 
ance of one hundred persons in the evening would seem to 
indicate that if opportunity for a more frequent and liberal use 



12 City Document No. 13. 

of the library were permitted, it would be taken advantage of; 
and the question arises whether the circulation of books 
might not be allowed in this branch as in the others. Your 
Committee would suggest, under the rules, that such circula- 
tion be added to the privileges now offered by this branch. 

The room occupied by the South-End Branch is badly 
ventihited, and, your Committee think, detrimental to the 
health of the employees, who must remain from morning 
till night breathing a vitiated atmosphere, with no ventila- 
tion, other than open windows, for relief from steam-heat, 
so difficult to regulate ; and they recommend a change of 
quarters, or the adoption of some other method of ventilation. 

In the general administration of the Library and its 
branches, your Committee find little matter for unfavorable 
criticism, and much to commend. The devotion to their 
work, and to the best interests of the Library, shown by 
many of the employees, greatly adds to the value of their 
service. The constant and gratifying growth in the demand 
for books of a higher character has been undoubtedly stimu- 
lated by the personal efforts of the librarians in advising and 
assisting, especially the younger readers, in the selection 
of their books. None of the salaries paid seems too high ; 
but inequalities exist, and in some instances it would seem 
that the intelligence, education, and the character of the 
service demanded, should be entitled to greater compensa- 
tion. As it is understood that an effort is to be made to 
classify the employees and equalize the salaries, the Commit- 
tee refrain from making a more detailed statement. 

Your Committee would suggest that an application be 
made to the court for a moditication of the terms of the 
trust under the will of Charlotte Harris, so that the income 
from that fund may not be limited to the purchase of books 
jiublished |)ri()r to 1850, as the changed conditions of the 
Charlestown Branch Library make such a moditication very 
desirable. And the Committee would further reiterate the 
suofjjestion of the committee of last year touchine: the sale of 
duplicates. ( Vide Thirty-sixth Annual Report of the 
Trustees, p. 13.) 

Your Committee have endeavored to " take in some of the 
difficulties which surround the catalogue department," and 
feel that no words of j)raise could do justice to the quality of 
the work done in that department. It recognizes the restric- 
tions under w^hich even its most necessary work is often 
accomplished, owing to limited a[)propriations. It would, 
nevertheless, venture the following suggestions for the con- 
sideration of the Trustees : — 

First. That the system of cataloguing the books in the 



Public Library. 13 

branch libraries be enlarged or improved by issuing printed 
catalogues more frequently ; and that, if possible, in the 
bulletins, separate pages be given to the books in the re- 
spective libraries. 

iSecond. Whether some arrangement could not be made 
with the Congressional Library, or with other libraries, 
whereby the large expense involved in cataloguing the 
United States Public Documents by our Library might be 
shared by one or more of them. 

Third. Whether, in view of the removal to a new build- 
ing, it is expedient to provide better means of access to the 
card catalogue in Bates Hall ; if so, that some architect or 
other skilled person be consulted with a view to securing, if 
possible, some other arrangement of the drawers, perhaps by 
placing them in a gallery built for the purpose. 

Fourth. That some means be taken to provide better 
ventilation for the catalogue-room. 

Fifth. That catalogues already printed in book form, 
together with class-lists to be hereafter published, should 
be used in connection with a supplementary card catalogue, 
the full catalogue being still continued for occasional refer- 
ence when a necessity for such reference arises. 

The most considerable eflbrt of the Library to bring itself 
into relation with the public schools has been the pupil-card 
system, in connection with the two upper grades of the gram- 
mar schools. These cards are granted to pupils who are not 
old enough to have cards of their own, are kept in the cus- 
tody of the Library, can be used only for books bearing on 
some subject of school work, and are revoked when the pu- 
l)il leaves school or becomes old enough to have an ordinaiy 
citizen's card. In using these cards the pupils apply for a 
book under some topic upon which the class is engaged. The 
librarian linds a suitable book, taking into account the aptitude 
of the pupil and the resources of the Library, and often goes so 
far as to indicate the very page and line where the pupil should 
begin to read. It is also possible for a grammar-school teacher 
to take out a dozen or more books at a time for illustrative read- 
ing in her class. The number of books, as well as the period 
for which they are lent, is a matter of personal agreement 
within the discretion of the librarian. The policy of the 
Library at present is to grant teacliers every reasonable 
privilege within the limits set by the just demands of the 
public ; and the Committee finds much to commend, not only 
in the cordiality of that attitude, but in the willing and in- 
telligent personal service of the oflEicials whose duty it is to 
attend to these matters. It seems desirable, however, that 
there should be some formal action taken by the Trustees to 



14 City Docu.mknt No. 13. 

give to the public a distinct understanding of what the 
Library is ready to do in cooperation with the public schools. 
A meeting of the high-school teachers of Boston, suggested 
by the inquiries of this Committee, was held on Dec. 20, 1888, 
and a plan was formulated by them for cooperation with the 
Library. The plan is as follows : — 

A. The high-school teacher's card. This card would be 
issued to any public high-school teacher, should not pre- 
clude the possession and use of an ordinary citizen's card for 
miscellaneous reading, and would entitle him to take out 
four books at a time and keep them four weeks ; if the book 
borrowed should not be called for during that period, it should 
be subject to one renewal. This card would be used, under 
such further regulations as the Trustees might prescribe, for 
books treating of pedagogy, or for any other books which 
the teacher may need to use in his [)rivate study, with the 
ultimate aim of improving his teaching work. 

I^. The high-school pupil's card. One card of this kind 
should be issued to each pupil, to enable him to take out, 
and to keep for two weeks, a book which bears upon some 
subject of school-work. Its [)ossession should not interfere 
with the possession and use of an ordinary citizen's card for 
miscellaneous reading. The card should be in the custody 
of the teacher, and its use subject to his direction. 

Your Committee feel that these suggestions are entitled to 
careful consideration, and would be glad to see the proposed 
plan tried by the Trustees. 

The subject of the relations of the Library to applied 
science and technology was committed to our fellow-com- 
mitteeman, John Heard, Jr., Esq., whose report, too valu- 
able to be abridged, is subjoined entire as an appendix, 
and with this report of the General Committee is respectfully 
submitted. 

SA^I'L E. HERRICK, 
GEORGE W. EVANS, 
HAROLD WILLIAMS, 
JOHN F. ANDREW, 
ARTHUR B. ELLIS, 
ELLEN S. HALE, 
ABBA GOOLD WOOLSON, 
JOHN HEARD, Jr., 
C. ELLERY STEDMAN, 
CHARLES HENRY PARKER, 
HARVEY N. SHEPARD, 
J. WINGATE ROLLINS, 
PHILIP J. DOHERTY. 

Note. — The Rev. Theodore Metcalf, a member of the Examining Committee, is 
absent from the country. 



Public Library. 15 



To the Examining Committee : — 

Hitherto the branch of the Library devoted to the literature 
of science and technology has not been considered as a special 
library in itself, but only as any other of the lesser subdivisions 
of the whole. No especial efforts have been made to round 
it out, or complete it in any definite direction. This year, 
acting upon the principle that a defective technical depart- 
ment merely suggests new questions and problems, without 
explaining them, the Trustees have determined upon a more 
thorough investigation of this department, inviting such sug- 
gestions as would enable them to fill out and complete the 
excellent skeleton already on hand. 

Owing to inadequate means, the acquisition of a complete 
collection of works on science and technology is impossible ; 
it therefore seems reasonable to limit acquisitions for the pres- 
ent to such works as will fill out each subdivision of the 
department in such a way that the whole ground may be covered 
with the least possible repetition or duplication, and that any 
subject may be studied through all its developments down to 
date. It is obvious that, for general purposes, books and 
references relating to technical applications of science will 
prove of greater value to those consulting the Library than 
books of pure science ; and that, therefore, the Patent Room 
should be considered as the starting-point of this department. 

After the United States, England, Canada, Germany, and 
France are well represented. In the case of France, printed 
specifications only reach the Library, in their present form, 
some four years, or thereabouts, after the issue of the patent. 
It would seem as though there must exist some publication 
other than the ones at present received, and furnishing infor- 
mation of more recent date. 

Spain, Italy, Russia, Mexico, Chili, and Spanish America, 
generally, are not represented in any way. Considering the 
large proportion of American energy, enterprise, and capital at 
present invested in the development of both Russia and Spanish 
America, it would seem advisable to have some record of 
their official recognition and protection, especially in the 
case of the adjacent Republic. 

Australia is very imperfectly represented ; and, as the 
conditions of its development are very similar to those 
governing the development of our Western States and Terri- 



16 City Document No. 13. 

tories, it would seem as though the official publications at 
least should be within our reach for comparison and refer- 
ence. 

It is respectfully submitted that the Trustees of the Library 
petition the proper department in Washington for the estab- 
lishment of a special bureau of exchange, whose duty it 
should be to distribute to foreign governments a certain num- 
ber of United States official publications, in exchange for the 
same number of their own publications of a similar nature ; 
that the numlier of such publications be so adjusted that, 
after satisfying the Government offices in Washington, there 
remain a sufficient number of copies for distribution through- 
out the United States to large libraries, and the more important 
universities ; and that this bureau be instructed to notify for- 
eign correspondents of non-arrival of documents, when such 
shall be delayed beyond a certain limit. This system of in- 
ternational exchange is admitted in principle, and the Smith- 
sonian Institute receives a certain number of documents for 
distribution ; Init the returns are certainly very incomplete, 
and prove a lack of systematic organization, which would be 
obviated by intrusting all such transactions to a single bureau 
under one competent head. 

As a room of reference, the Patent Koom in its present 
arrangement cannot be said to be satisfactory. It may be 
sufficient for a lawyer looking up a reference to have access to 
the official record, only for the sake of the wording of a 
specification ; but the technical man must follow the patent 
down through its practical ap}ilications, and the records of 
these are scattered through many scientific and technical 
periodicals which he must consult one after another, often 
being obliged to turn to one hundred volumes in developing 
a single reference. To do this without having the volumes 
within easy reach is out of the question, and the undersigned 
could mention many who would not on any account consult 
the Library, on the plea that they cannot afford the time. 
With the present lack of room this evil cannot be remedied ; 
but it is to be hoped that in the new building this important 
branch of the Library will be so arransfed as to be easily acces- 
sible. With comparatively moderate additions, it could be 
made one of the very first special libraries in this country ; 
and to all who have been able to appreciate its resources it 
must be a matter of regret that at present its usefulness should 
be so seriously impaired. 

A list of the more important books required to round out 
this department is being prepared, and for the sake of 
guiding the Conunittee on Acquisitions they are numbered 
in classes, according to their importance. A few of the more 



Public Library. 17 

useful periodicals are wanting on the present list in the Lower 
Hall, but as they are few in number it is to be hoped they 
may speedily be procured. 

It is also suggested that periodicals be divided into 
two large classes, — the popular and the special ; and that 
some steps be taken towards inviting the better class of 
artisans to consult these special periodicals regularly. The 
prosperity of this country depends largely on its technical 
development, and the ingenuity of the American artisan is 
proverbial : he is ambitious, intelligent, and eager for infor- 
mation ; but as a rule he is not qualified for the proper under- 
standing of special books or treatises. Accustomed to tools, 
he is afraid of books, though he takes readily to periodicals ; 
and through these he could be educated up to those. Except- 
ing to a comparatively small proportion, the importance of 
theLiI)rary is awful, and they hesitate to try the experiment. 
Most of them do not even know that the information they 
lack is within their reach ; and the undersigned is of the 
opinion that the Library might do much to extend its sphere 
of education in this direction. The best method of carrying 
out this project he does not pretend to suggest or know ; 
but he believes the subject to be one of sufficient importance 
to warrant the consideration of the Trustees, and also some 
discussion and correspondence with other libraries that have 
endeavored to put some such plan into operation. 

The simple subdivision of periodicals, as suggested above 
(the hall being equally divided), would class the readers of 
special papers by themselves, and give them at the very out- 
set the feeling of being among fellows, put them at their ease, 
and this first step gained, the rest would follow. 

The inadequate funds at the disposal of the Trustees render 
the extension of this scheme of education to the branches 
impracticable at present. Yet it seems probable that if 
special periodicals could be procured for them, — and, in cer- 
tain cases, these periodicals could be taken away overnight, 
the branches might prove better channels for the dissemina- 
tion of information of this character than even the Central 
Library itself. 

JOHN HEARD, Jr. 



18 City Document No. 13. 



LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. 

To the Trustees : — 

It is the duty of the Librarian, at the close of each Library 
year, to report to the Trustees, in writing, upon the condi- 
tion, management, and increase of the Library and its 
branches, and to recommend sucli measures as will, in his 
judgment, extend its usefulness. Agreeably thereto, I here- 
with respectfully submit my report for the year ending 
December 31, 1888, together with tables of statistics in 
detail : — 

Growth of the Library. 

At the beginning of the year 1888 the Library and its 
branches contained 492,956 volumes. Since then 14,760 
volumes have been added by purchase, and 3,192 by gift, — 
in all 17,952 volumes. After deducting the books con- 
demned and lost, the net increase remains 12,916 volumes; 
so that at the close of the year the Library contains 505,872 
volumes. For the purchase of books there was appropriated 
$17,000 ; the permanent funds yielded $7,148, and J. Inger- 
soll Bovvditch, Esq., as for the ten preceding years he had 
done, gave to the Trustees $500 for the purchase of books 
to be added to the mathematical library of the late Nathaniel 
Bowditch, LL.D. 

The sum ajjpropriated by the city is applied chiefly to the 
purchase of books of a popular character, and the proceeds 
of the funds to purchase such classes of books as were indi- 
cated by the donors. No difficidty has arisen except in 
respect to the fund established by Charlotte Harris, Avho 
restricted the purchase of books for the Charlestown Branch 
to those published before 1850. As in all the branch 
libraries, so at Charlestown, the books most in demand are 
popular books in the English language ; but to find such 
works published before 1850 has been difficult, if not im- 
practicable. The result is, that that libi-ary is tilling up with 
literature that nobod}^ calls for. This difficulty grows with 
the years, and will prove to be serious unless some modifica- 
tion of the will can be obtained. 

The additions for 1888, although large in number and 
important in strengthening the general collection, include 
less fhan the usual number of monumental or extraordinary 
works. The subjoined list, as furnished by Mr. Griffin, the 



Public Library. 19 

custodian of the shelves, is typical of the most noteworthy 
accessions : The Hunterian club publications, comprising 
the complete works of Lodge, Rowlands, and other seven- 
teenth-century writers, — a timely purchase, as the club has 
ceased its work, and after supplying copies to subscribers 
will withdraw the remainder from sale ; the collections of 
the " Ayrshire and Galloway archaeological association," 
comprising charters of abbeys, burghs, etc. : " Annuaire de 
la Societe francaise de numismatique et d'archeologie," 1866— 
88 ; Burns's "Coinage of Scotland," 3 vols, quarto, sumptu- 
ously illustrated; Cockerill, J., " Portefeuille de J. Cocker- 
ill," 8 vols, folio, containing descriptions of machinery 
constructed at Seraing-on-the-Meuse, the most extensive 
iron-foundry and machine manufactory on the Continent, or 
perhaps in the world ; Colli not and Beaumont, " Encyclo- 
pedic des arts decoratifs de I'Orient," 6 vols, folio, devoted 
to the art of Persia, Arabia, Turkey, Japan, China, Venice, 
respectively; Delisle, " Album paleographique " ; Dieulafoy, 
"L'art antique de la Perse," 4 vols, folio: "Espaiia ; sus 
monumentosy artes," — a collection of 19 volumes descriptive 
of various districts of Spain, finely illustrated ; " Les grands 
maitres de la Renaissance," containing engraved re|)roduc- 
tions from the Italian masters ; " Ladies' cabinet of fashion " 
for 1832-46, valuable for its costume plates ; Martini and 
Chemnitz, " Systematisches Conchylien-Cabinet," 64 vols., 
still in course of publication ; " Mittheilungen des Deutschen 
archreologischen Instituts in Athen," 1876-87, devoted to 
classical archjeology ; " Mittheilungen aus der Sammlung der 
Papyrus Erzherzog Rainer," 4 vols. ; Morandiere "Traite de 
la construction des ponts et viaducs enpierre, en charpente et 
en metal," 3 vols, folio, with large plates of details of rail- 
road engineering ; Racinet, " Le costume historique" ; Revil- 
lout, " Corpus Papyrorum ^gypti " ; " Societe de I'histoire du 
protestantisme fran^ais," Bulletin, 36 vols. The library has 
also acquired during the year a valuable collection of geneal- 
ogies of Scottish families, comprising 24 volumes in quarto. 
They were in most cases published privately. 

The expenditure of the income of by far the greatest part 
of the funds for the purchase of books for Bates Hall is re- 
stricted by their several donors to books of " permanent 
value," and in one case, preferably, to "books on govern- 
ment and political economy " ; and there are three collections, 
which grow from the increase of funds or by donations, 
strictly applied to prescribed classes of literature. The first 
is the Ticknor fund, for the purchase of " books in Spanish and 
Portuguese, five years old in some one edition " ; the second, 
the Bowditch gift for pure and applied mathematics ; and, 



20 City Document No. 13. 

thirdly, the Green fund for books relating to American his- 
tory. Mr. Ticknor's restriction was intended to prevent 
the inadvertent purchase of any book which has not given 
evidence of vitality by survival for a half decade ; and it has 
also allowed such an accumulation of the income of his fund 
as enables the Trustees to purchase some of the more costly 
works of which he had been unable to find copies, but which 
are now from time to time appearing in the market. Of such 
works he left a considerable list. Eighty-seven volumes have 
been purchased, the rarest being the " Tratado de re militari," 
by Diego de Salazar, 1536; the Dialogos de la phantastica 
philosophia, of Francisco Miranda Yillafaiie, Salamanca, 
1582 ; Las quatorze decadas de Tito Livio, Zaragoza. 1520; 
the Kefranes of Hernan Nuiiez de Guzman, Salamanca, 
1578 ; and the Historia de la fundacion y discurso de la 
provincia de Santiago de Mexico de la orden de Predicadores, 
by AugustinDavila Padilla, Brusselas, 1625. Several inter- 
esting Mexican and South American books have recently 
been acquired l)y the Library; also, the new translation of 
Don Quixote by H. E. Watts. The Bowditch collection has 
been increased by numerous purchases, including that of 
eighty volumes of the British Nautical Almanac, making 
the set nearly complete from the year 1769. 

The Green collection of "Frankliniana " has received a 
notable addition. William S. Appleton, Esq., who has in 
many ways Ijeen serviceable to the Library, and especially 
in adding many rare engraved portraits and prints of Franklin 
to it, in January, 1888, wrote to the Lil)rarian from Paris as 
follows : " There is a small collection for sale here which ought 
to l)e in America, and nowhere better than in our Public 
Library. It comes from the family of Dupre, the artist of 
many of our medals. It consists of some of his original 
drawings, models, dies, and essays relating, if I am not mis- 
taken, wholly to the work done on medals for the United 
States, and more, in fact, to the medal of Franklin than per- 
haps any other." The Librarian lost no time in laying this 
communication l)eforc the Trustees, and, with their jjcr- 
mission, before Dr. Green, who not only readily consented, 
but ap})roved of the application of the income of the fund he 
had established to the purchase of this collection. It was 
purchased, and may be described as follows, though without 
the skill of a medalist : — 

Tavo white metal proofs, obverse of a Franklin medal by 
Dupre. Bust of Franklin facing the left ; legend, Benjamin 
Franklin natus Boston xvii Jan. mdccvi. Diameter, 2 
centimetres. AYith these proofs is the steel die from which 
they were struck. One of these proofs is enclosed in a small 



Public Library. 21 

black frame, and with it is a proof of the reverse of an oval 
medal, bearing the arms of the Franklins, having for a crest 
a temple, with a rod drawing lightning from a cloud ; legend 
on the shield. In simpUci salus, and another below, Dieu et 
la Liberie; a palm-branch on the left of the shield, an olive- 
branch on the right. Size: height, 3 centimetres; wddth, 
2.3 centimetres. 

The Franklin medals, with differing reverses. These are 
described in J. F. Loubat's " Medallic history of the United 
States," pages 93 and 95, and figured in plates 15 and 1(3. 
These measure 4.5 centimetres in diameter. 

Bronze medallion portrait in profile of Franklin, facing the 
right; height, 7.5 centimetres. This bust shows the shirt- 
frill and five buttons on the coat. It is fastened upon an oval 
piece of fine marble, enclosed in a gilt-bronze frame, 12.3 
centimetres high, 30 centimetres wide. Above the bust is 
a gilt crown, with seven stars on the band, and sprigs, one 
each, of oak and olive. Below the bust is a gilt scroll, bear- 
ing the W'Ord Franklin. This profile portrait resembles no 
one of the Franklin portraits in the collection belonging to 
the Public Lil)rary, but it has a marked resemblance to the 
medallion portrait in " bisque" described below. 

Bisque medallion portrait of Franklin. The portrait faces 
the right; height 5.3 centimetres; it shows the shirt-frill and 
four buttons on the coat. It has a close resemblance, although 
reduced in size, to the bronze medallion portrait described 
above. The medallion is round, with a diameter of 9 centi- 
metres. It is o-jlded on the edofe, and has two gilt bands on 
the raised border. On the back, apparently put on before 
baking, is a mark like the following : — 



^ 
^ 



The original design in pencil by Aug. Dupre, for what 
is generally known as the Franklin Medal. Obverse : — bust 
of Franklin fiicing the left; legend, Benj. Franklin, minis. 

PLEN. DES EtATS UnIS DE l'AmERIQUE. MDCCLXXXIII. 

Reverse : winged tiying figure, with a rod surmounted by a 
Phrygian cap in his right hand, pointing w'ith left to a temple 
in right background, on which a rod is drawing lightning from 
a cloud, his right foot spurning a broken crown and sceptre ; 
legend, Je vole a V immortalite . The size of the design is 9 
centimetres. Stamped in blue ink below, A. Dupre, fecit. 



22 City Document No. 13. 

Dupr^'s Franklin medal appears in two forms, in which 
the obverse is the same, but the reverse differs. These dif- 
ferences have been noted in describing the copies in this col- 
lection. The above design for the reverse was modified 
somewhat before the die was cut. On the medal the figure 
is representing as standing, instead of flying, and for the 
legend, Je vole, etc., was substituted the Latin verse by Tur- 
got, Eripvit, etc. 

Proofs in white metal of the obverse and reverse of the 
medal given to Washington, in commemoration of the evac- 
uation of Boston, the gold original of which by Du Viviet 
is in possession of the Public Library. The legend of the 
obverse proof diflfers from that on the sold medal in having 
IT'S instead of Y's ; for instance, DUCI for DVCI, etc. 
These proofs are enclosed in a black frame. Above them is 
a proof struck in thin white metal, bearing a head of 
Washington facing the left, with the legend, Georgius 
Washington. Its diameter is 4 centimetres. 

A copy in bronze of the medal by Dupre, struck in com- 
memoration of Gen. Daniel Morgan's victor}' at Cowpens. 
Described by Loubat, in his " Medallic History of the United 
States," page 40, and figured in page 8. With this are the 
raised steel dies for both the obverse and reverse. There is 
also in wax on a plate of slate an enlarged copy of the 
reverse, with a diameter of 12 centimetres. 

The dies for the obverse and reverse of the Diplomatic 
medal, with the legend, To Peace and Commerce. This is 
described by Loubat on page 115, and figured in plate 19. 
The die for the obverse is damaged, the edge bearing the part 
" To P" of the legend being broken off. With these is the 
raised die with the figures of America and Mercury, for the 
obverse. There is also a round medallion in plaster with 
these same figures and in intaglio. Its diameter is 28 oenti- 
metres. 

A copy in bronze of the medal voted to Gen. Xathaniel 
Greene for the victory at Eutaw Springs, described by 
Loubat on page 50, and figured in plate 11. 

A l)ronze medal struck in commemoration of the surrender 
of the British armies at Saratoga and Yorktown, with legend, 
LinKRTAS Americana. This medal is fully described by 
Loubat on page 86, and figured in plate 14. With this 
medal are copies of the obverse and reverse in plaster, the 
figures and legends gilded, enclosed in gilt-l)ronzc frames. 

A copy in bronze of the medal voted to Com. John Paul 
Jones. Described by Loubat on page 97, and figured in 
plate 17. 

With this is a bronze medallion portrait of Com. Jones. 



Public Library. 23 

The bust faces the right; height, 7.5 centimetres. The 
diameter of the medallion is 9 centimetres. On the back is 
scratched, Dupre f. It need not be said that this collection, 
as such, as well as in many particular articles of it, is unique, 
and of great historical and artistic value. Also, what is 
scarcely of less interest in Boston, the original of the pencil 
sketch of Dupre's Franklin, and a bronze medallion portrait, 
apparently unknown to medalists. These, with the other 
medals, dies, essays, etc., above described, lay the founda- 
tion for a collection of American medals which cannot be 
equalled. 

Accessions by Gift. 

The accessions to the Library by gift have been 3,192 vol- 
umes, and 9,166 pamphlets, from 1,065 diiferent persons 
or associations, the more considerable being as follows : 
from the Rev. C. D. Bradlee, 36 volumes, 896 pamphlets ; 
Estate of Mrs. J. J. Dixwell, 274 volumes, 148 pamphlets; 
J. P. Earvvaker, of Pensarn, North Wales, 6 volumes of the 
" Court Leet records of the Manor of Manchester ; " Dr. 
Oliver AYendell Holmes, 238 volumes, 32 pamjjhlets ; Abbott 
Lawrence, 6 volumes, 214 pamphlets ; Estate of Charles E. 
F. Lyon, 170 volumes, 116 pamphlets; Mrs. li. Anne 
Nichols, 86 volumes ; Mrs. Otis Norcross, 144 volumes, 34 
pamphlets ; the Duke of Northumberland, 2 volumes of the 
" Annals of the House of Percy ; " the City of Paris, 2 vol- 
umes of the " Histoire generale de Paris ; " Estate of Na- 
thaniel G. Parker, 74 volumes, 121 pamphlets ; the Dowager 
Lady Vernon, Lord Vernon's edition of Dante, in 4 volumes ; 
E. H. AVare, 98 volumes, 326 pamphlets. 

Of these gifts, that of Mrs. R. Anne Nichols is of great 
value. She, and her sister, Caroline Coddington Thayer, 
from time to time have added to the donation of their sister, 
Eliza R. Thayer, making what is now called the Thayer col- 
lection, one of the most important gifts yet made to the 
lil^rary. 

Samuel H. Russell, Esq., has given two volumes of more 
than ordinary interest, one of which is entitled " Prodigiorum 
ac Ostentorum Chronicon . . . conscriptum per Conradum 
Lycosthenem, Basiieae, M.D.LVH." The other is "The 
Censor," a periodical which began to be published in Boston, 
though not so stated in the volume itself, Nov. 23, 1771, 
and was discontinued with the number dated May 2, 1772. 
In its complete form this copy is thought to be unique. It 
was an organ of the loyalists, and among its contributors 
were Lieutenant-Governor Oliver, and Dr. Benjamin Church, 
a reputed Whig, but, probably, at that time a sympathizer 



24 City Document No. 13. 

with the preroirative party. Some of the papers are written 
with great ability, and state the principles of the loyalists 
at their best. 

The Baeton Catalogue. 

The printing of the catalogue of the miscellaneous part of 
the Barton Library was completed just before the close of 
the year, and the volume is now ready for delivery to the 
public. The first part, published in 1880, contained the 
works of Shakespeare, and printed matter relating to him, 
including all similar works in the general collection of the 
Public Library. This catalogue of 227 pages and 2,400 
titles was well received by Shakespearian scholars, both here 
and abroad. The catalogue of the remaining or miscel- 
laneous part of the Barton Lilirary, now finished, is a volume 
of 631 pages. It is rich in dramatic literature, and the his- 
tory of the stage, including plays of the early English 
dramatists separately published, or in the best collections, 
together with fugitive tracts upon the stage, particularly 
those issued during the Jeremy Collier controvers}' ; reprints 
of early mysteries and miracle plays in English and French, 
Spanish autos sacrameutales, and representative works of 
the (ierman, Spanish, and Italian dramatists. In history will 
be found early English chronicles, French memoirs, tracts 
printed during the French revolution of 1789, with works 
ui)on the discovery and settlement of America. Among 
books of voyages and travels are the collections of Harris 
and Ilakluyt, a fine copy of De Bry's voyages. Of 
])oetry there are first editions of many separate poems by 
English poets, their complete works, and the standard col- 
lections, the works of the classic poets of France in fine 
editions, with many examples of the early French and 
Provencal poets. In the classical portion, the Greek and 
Latin authors appear in the best critical editions attainable 
when the collection was made. INlany examples of fine 
typography, of exquisite illustrations, and of tasteful as well 
as of quaint bindings give a distinctive character to the 
collection. 

Catalogue Department. 

]Mr. Whitney, the chief of the Catalogue Department, 
rei)orts that during the past year 37,028 volumes and pam- 
})hlets have been catalogued [25,098 volumes, 8,39G pam- 
phlets, 2,451 parts of volumes, 1,083 Congressional docu- 
ments]. Of these, 7,929 volumes were sent to the branch 
libraries. Ninety-six thousand four hundred and seventy- 
nine cards have been added to the various card catalogues. 
Satisfactory progress has been made in preparing special 



Public Library. 25 

card catalogues at the branch libraries for the use of the 
public. For this purpose 35,929 cards have been copied, 
mostly by the officers at these libraries, during the past 
eighteen months. 

The completion of the catalogue of the miscellaneous por- 
tion of the Barton collection Ijy Mr. J. F. Garret, assisted 
by Mr. Arthur M. Knapp, has already been mentioned. 
Mr. Griffin's Index of articles on American local history 
contained in historical collections, which has been issued 
serially in numbers of the "Bulletin," will soon be pub- 
lished in a separate volume. A Supplementary printed 
catalogue of the East Boston branch library is nearly ready 
for the press. The Bulletins of new books have been 
printed as usual, and the Index of Congressional documents 
has been continued. 

Mr. William H. Foster died November 2, 1888, after a 
faithful service of nearly thirty years in this library. The 
catalogues of the Lower Hall and branch libraries give 
proof of his painstaking and accurate work. His uncom- 
pleted work of a historical catalogue of the Lower Hall has 
been taken up and will be carried forward by the regular 
force of the department. 

The Alcoves. 

The custodian of the shelves, Mr. Griffin, has been driven 
to many expedients for some years past to find room for new 
accessions to the Library ; and when it became apparent that 
relief in the new building would be available in not less than 
three years, it became necessary to resort to radical meas- 
ures, which have been approved. 

It is proposed to transfer the Patent Library to the Fine 
Art Room, and shelve the present Patent Room for Bates 
Hall books ; to make use of the gallery of the Lower Hall, 
now occupied by the pamphlets, and to place a book-stack 
in the room over the Lower Hall delivery room, used for 
the storage of duplicate periodicals. To make practica- 
ble the use of this gallery it becomes necessary to arrange 
for the pamphlets, and, to accomplish this, the custodian 
recommends that the practice of making up pamphlet vol- 
umes be abandoned, and that each pamphlet should have 
a separate binding, so as to obviate the necessity of keeping 
the collection until a sufficient number of a certain subject had 
been gathered, and he gives it as his opinion that the additions 
to the liljrary for the next two or three years will be pro- 
vided for at a comparatively small expense, and with the 
least interruption of the scheme of classification. Of course 



26 City Document No. 13. 

this will delay the delivery of books called for, owing to the 
remoteness of the above-mentioned rooms. The appropria- 
tion of the Fine Art Room for the Patent Library may interfere 
somewhat with the use of that room by ladies, but it is hoped 
that the inconvenience will not prove serious. The transfer of 
the newspapers in the work-room to some other locality, and 
the use of that room for the Bowditch collection, may become 
necessary, but there would be great difficulty in providing 
another convenient place for them. The sections most 
pressed for space are those devoted to American, English, 
and Oriental history, social science, and the natural sciences. 
The late additions of American and English works already 
occupy alcoves originally assigned to other subjects, but so 
arranged that when transferred to the new building they may 
be placed in their proper position, with the main part of the 
works on their respective subjects. These and the pro- 
spective disarrangements of the books, on account of the 
insufficient room in the present building, will cause some 
difficulty in the prompt delivery of l)ooks, but the effort will 
be made to reduce the necessary delay to the smallest limit. 

CiRCULATIOX. 

The highest circulation of the whole Library was in the 
library year 1877-8, when it reached the number of 1,183,- 
931, and the lowest for the year 1887, when it fell off to 
934,593, — a loss of 249,398 volumes. The circulation of 
Bates Hall, on the other hand, has increased, in the same 
period, from 146,996 to 200,053. These figures show that 
the loss has been in the popular part of the Library, and, in 
general terms, may be accounted for in the policy of the 
Trustees of not replacing a class of literature which fell below 
what seemed to them the proper standard for a public 
library. This seems to be justified by the increase of the cir- 
culation during the last year, in both departments of the Li- 
brary, of 79,254, as appears from the following figures : — 



Whole 
NumbtT. 


Bates Hall. 


Popular 
Departments. 


1,013,847 


228,524 


785,273 


934,593 


200,053 


734,540 



1888 .... 
1887 .... 

Increase . . . 79,254 28,471 50,733 

The whole loss from 1877-8 has not yet been made up, 
but at the rate of increase for the last library year (which 
has been continued since the date and the writing of this re- 
port), it will soon be, and the standard of books circulated 
kept up. 



Public Library. 27 

In connection with this subject I call attention to what 
seems to me a very encouraging fact, viz., the increased hall- 
use of books reported from nearly all the branches, as well as 
in the Central Library. This indicates a growing disposition, 
among young people especially, to give less attention to 
reading which is merely attractive, and more to consulting 
encyclopaedias, dictionaries, and books of reference. The 
Trustees must look wnth great satisfiiction upon every fact 
w^hich indicates a disposition on the part of the patrons of 
the Library to make original investigations. 

Registration. 

May 1, 1886, the Trustees directed a new registration 
(being the fourth) of the borrowers of books from the 
Library. This had become necessary from the crowded state 
of the cases, which would be relieved by the removal of all 
slips of those who have in any way lost the privileges 
of the Library, since the beginning of the last registration, 
eighteen years ago. The work has gone on as rapidly 
as the nature of it allows, but not without some embar- 
rassment. There is a considerable number of persons 
who object to re-registration ; some on the ground that 
it gives what seems to them unnecessar}'- trouble, and 
others because an examination of the record shows unpaid 
tines of long standing. It has been found impracticable to 
devise any scheme which will protect the Library from impo- 
sitions by parties not entitled to its use, without at the same 
time giving annoyance to those who are ; but the registration 
clerk is directed to make it as easy as possible for all to 
comply with the rules established by the Trustees. 

The following table shows the results of the new registra- 
tion to Dec. 31, 1888, and the figures represent the actual 
number of those availing themselves of the privilege of taking 
books from the Library on their own cards : — 

Central department ..... 26,482 

Brighton 958 

Charlestown 3,113 

Dorchester . . . . . . 3,451 

East Boston 3,301 

Jamaica Plain ...... 2,505 

Roxbury 4,217 

South Boston 5,038 

South End 4,035 

Total 53,100 



28 City Document No. 13. 



Branch Libraries. 

The reports of the branch librarians, as well as the results 
of their work, show activity and devotion to the service. In 
all there has been an increase of circuUition over that of the 
last year, and, what is even more gratifying, an increase of 
the hall use of books. This indicates that young people are 
forming the habit of studying subjects for themselves in what 
may be called original sources of information. This often 
relates to their school-work and supplements it. 

In connection with this, I ask the special attention of the 
Trustees to the recommendation of the Examining Committee 
on the subject of the cooperation of the Library with the 
public schools. 

Monthly meetings of the branch librarians at the Central 
Library, adopted in 1887, continue, and with marked advan- 
tage to the service. At these meetings, points of lil)rary 
economy and policy are considered, and whatever has been 
found to be useful to one is made known to all. 

MELLEN CHAMBERLAIN, 

Librarian. 

December 31, 1888. 



APPENDIXES 



LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. 



1888. 



LIST OF APPENDIXES. 



I. Extent of the Library (bt 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. Loaver Hall Classifications. 

IX. Givers and Amount of Gifts. 

X. Circulation. 

XI. Registration of Applicants. 

XII. Books Recommended. Use of Patent Library. 

XIII. Bates Hall Reading. 

XIV. Lower Hall and Branch Reading. 

XV. Fellowes Athen^um, and Brighton 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. 

XXIII. List of Examining Committees for Thirty-seven Years. 

XXIV. List of Trustees for Thirty-seven Years. 



Public Library. 



31 



APPEOT)IX I. 



EXTENT OF THE LIBRARY BY YEARS. 



Years. 


c 
11 


"Si 


Years. 


a . 


"Si 

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a £-S 


1 


1852-53 


9,688 


961 


20 


1871-72 


19-i, "S 


100,383 


2 


1853-54 


16,221 


3,950 


21 


1872-73 


209,456 


112,153 


3 


1854-55 


22,617 


6,507 


22 


1873-74 


260,550 


^ 4,628 


4 


1855-56 


28,080 


12,386 


23 


1874-75 


276,918 


150,9- 


6 


1856-57 


34,896 


16,053 


24 


1875-76 


297,873 


181,653 


6 


1857-58 


70,851 


17,938 


25 


1876-77 


312,010 


196,958 


7 


1858-59 


78,043 


19,255 


26 


1877-78 


345,734 


212,414 


8 


1859-60 


85,031 


20,707 


27 


1878-79 


360,963 


227,010 





1860-61 


97,386 


27,381 


28 


1879-80 


377,225 


236,534 


10 


1861-62 


105,034 


28,874 


29 


1880-81 


390,982 


250,495 


11 


1862-63 


110,563 


31,043 


30 


1881-82 


404,221 


261,056 


12 


1863-64 


116,934 


31,837 


31 


1882-83 


422,116 


275,425 


13 


1864-65 


123,016 


32,553 


32 


1883-84 


438,594 


292,793 


14 


1865-66 


130,678 


36,566 


33 


1884-85 


453,947 


308,242 


15 


1866-67 


136,080 


44,443 


34 


1885 


460,993 


319,778 


16 


1867-68 


144,092 


47,254 


35 


1886 


479,421 


335,017 


17 


1868-69 


152,796 


61,177 


36 


1887 


492,956 


343,931 


18 


1869-70 


160,573 


74,770 


37 


1888 


505,872 


354,256 


19 


1870-71 


179,250 


89,746 











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 IlSr LIBRARY AND BRANCHES, Dec. 31, 1888. 



r Bates Hall ... 
Newspaper room 
0^^ I Duplicate room . 



[.Lower Hall 

Total, Central Library 



j^^ ( Fellowes Athenaeum 
a t. 



K £ ( City part 



Total, Roxbury Branch 



303,696 
4,202 
15,903 
44.194 



367,995 

15,068 
15,556 



30,624 



East Boston 

South Boston 

Charlestown 

Brighton 

Dorchester 

South-End 

Jamaica Plain 

West Roxbury delivery 
North-End 



12,495 
12,814 
27,016 
13,878 
14,760 
10,459 
11,135 
3,297 
1,399 



32 



City Document jSTo. 13. 



APPE:^rDix II. 



YEARLY INCREASE OF THE WHOLE LIBRARY BY PURCHASE AN"D BY 

GIFT. 

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



Yeaes. 


Increase. 


Gifts. 


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




a 
Si 




Vols. 


Pamph. 


Vols. 


Pamph. 


Vols. 


Pamph. 1 


Vols. 


5 


1852-81 

1881-82 

1882-83 

1883-84 

1884-85 

1885 (eight months) . 
1886 


395,177 
13,239 
17,895 
16,478 
15,353 
7,046 
18,428 
18,535 
12,916 


251,538 
10,561 
14,369 
17,368 
15,449 
11,536 
15,239 
8,914 
9,825 


143,745 
5,291 
5,340 
3,815 
2,975 
2,518 
4,105 
3,285 
3,192 


178,866 

8,773 

11,844 

16,203 

10,831 

10,690 

12,500 

8,473 

9,166 


250,474 
15,986 
16,222 
18,-392 
17,005 
6,749 
15,512 
15,627 
14,760 


67,974 

2,068 

2,525 

1,165 

4,618 

663 

2,740 

441 

659 


7,143 
745 
522 
531 
457 
231 

4,789 
349 
424 


12,583 
520 
575 
778 
899 
663 
922 


1887 


980 


1888 


1,065 





1 Includes pamphlets added both by purchase and exchange, as taken from the Accession 
catalogue. 

- 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 11. to the report for 1881. 



APPEOT)IX III. 



VOLUMES IN THE SPECIAL COLLECTIONS OF BATES HALL. 





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2,897 


3,003 


3,066 


8,142 


3,259 


3,382 


3,478 


8,513 


3,641 


3,796 


3,985 


Bowditch libraryi 


3,043 


3,060 


3,152 


3,224 


3,456 


3,701 


3,854 


3,933 


4,510 


4,706 


4,935 


Parker library i . 


12,309 


12,322 


12,337 


12,363 


13,952 


13,971 


14,024 


14,057 


14,069 


14,077 


14,104 


Prince library . . 


2,037 


2,159 


2,230 


2,274 


2,327 


2,397 


2,510 


2,581 


2,706 


2,775 


2,824 


Ticknor library . 


5,354 


5,432 


6,454 


5,463 


5,507 


5,544 


5,724 


5,731 


5,764 


5,790 


5,877 


Barton librarj' . . 


14,210 


14,301 


14,360 


13,487 


13,610 


13,610 


13,642 


13,652 


13,800 


13,841 


13,755 








202 


240 
893 


292 
920 


357 
1,085 


378 
1,123 


382 
1,175 


392 
1,217 


403 
1,280 


416 


Thayer library . . 






1,368 











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Public Library. 



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APPE:NrDIX Y. 

INCREASE OF THE SEVERAL DEPARTMENTS. 





1884 


1885 


1885 
(8mo8.) 


1886 


1887 


1888 






11,216 
52 


10,230 
15 


4,877 
6 


9,733 
12 


8,623 

22 


9,841 




J Condemned and transferred . . . 


155 


1 


11,162 


10,215 


4,871 


9,721 


8,601 


9,686 











2,716 
1,361 


2,099 
1,074 


737 

370 


1,728 
862 


2,523 
980 


2,355 


^ 

k 


J Condemned and transferred . . . 


1.481 


ii 
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1,355 


1,025 


367 


866 


1,543 


874 











55 


258 


11 


158 


70 


47 


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55 


258 


11 


158 


70 


47 









( Gain by addition 

Less loss by exchanges, etc. 



Net gain 
.Lobs . , 



1,340 


420 


651 


1,026 


892 


528 


211 


274 


1,095 


349 


812 


209 


377 


69 


443 









828 
880 



8 

s-s 


■ Gain in books 

Condemned and lost 


669 
383 


585 

288 


233 
148 


567 
331 


459 
.301 


403 
233 




286 


297 


85 


236 


158 


170 









1,105 
659 


935 
537 


620 

408 


1,052 
749 


951 
641 


859 


o I Condemned and lost 

5^1 


676 


i§ S t Net gain 


446 


398 


112 


303 


310 


284 









Gain in city part 


976 


908 


495 


820 


886 


913 




Condemned and lost 


428 


540 


373 


458 


624 


633 


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648 


368 


122 


362 


262 


280 
890 




Fellowes Athenaeum. (Net gain.) 


631 


447 


209 


4,748 


368 


^ 
















Total gain 


1,079 


81» 


331 


5,110 


620 


670 







Public Library. 
APPE:N^DIX \.— Concluded. 



35 





1884 


1885 


1885 
(8mo8.) 


1886 


188T 


1888 


g fGain in books 

« g J Condemned and lost 


1,999 
1,931 


1,285 
513 


549 

206 


1,352 
672 


1,223 
780 


496 
351 


§* (Net gain 


♦loss 192 


772 


343 


680 


443 


145 







fGain in books 

< 2 1 Condemned and lost ' 


262 
98 


142 

60 


88 
24 


251 
65 


262 
116 


181 
135 




164 


82 


64 


186 


146 


46 







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^ i; J Condemned and lost 

si P 1 


961 

402 


1,120 
664 


475 
199 


908 
318 


988 
442 


957 
534 


•^ 1. Net gain 


559 


456 


276 


590 


546 


423 







B fGain in books 

e i J Condemned and lost 

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559 
119 


569 
124 


268 
101 


626 
271 


564 
147 


590 
255 


B v> 


440 


445 


167 


355 


417 


335 







•e f Gain in books 

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386 
291 


400 
441 


252 
232 


393 
419 


362 
158 


538 

278 


li 1 

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95 


loss 41 


20 


loss 26 


204 


260 









Bates Hall gain 


11,162 


10,215 


4,871 


9,721 


8,601 


9,686 




Lower Hall gain 


1,355 


1,025 


367 


866 


1,543 


874 




Newspaper-room gain 


55 


258 


11 


158 


70 


47 




Duplicate-room gain 


812 


209 


377 


loss 59 


443 


loss 52 




East Boston branch gain .... 


286 


297 


85 


236 


158 


170 




South Boston branch gain . . . 


446 


398 


112 


303 


310 


284 


00 


Roxbury branch gain 


648 


368 


122 


362 


262 


280 


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Fellowes Athenaeum gain . . . 


531 


447 


209 


4,748 


358 


390 


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*loss 192 


772 


343 


680 


443 


145 


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164 


82 


64 


186 


146 


46 


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SW 


456 


276 


590 


546 


423 




Jamaica Plain branch gain . . . 


440 


445 


167 


355 


417 


335 




South-End branch gain . . . 


95 


loss 41 


20 


loss 26 


204 


260 




West Roxbury branch gain . . 


74 


11 


10 


13 


25 


20 




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143 


411 


12 


295 


9 


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16,478 


15,353 


7,046 


18,428 


13,535 


12,916 









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standing in the aggregate number of volumes. 



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APPENDIX Vir. 

BATES HALT. CLASSIFICATIONS. 

(Representing books located only.) 



CycIopajdiaB, etc 

Bibliography and literary history 

General history, biography, travel, and geography 

American hietoi-y, geography, biography, travel, and puHti' liter 

English history, etc 

French history, etc 

Italian history, etc 

German history, etc 

Greek, Latin, and philology 

Spanish and Portuguese history and literature 

Other history, geogi-aphy,biogi-aphy, travel, and literature . . . 

Periodicals and transactions 

Theology, ecclesiastical history, etc 

Metaphysics and social science 

Jurisprudence 

Political economy 

Medical science 

Natural history and science 

Mathematics and pliysical science 

Useful arts 

Fine arts 

Bound volumes of miscellaneous pamphlets 

Bound volumes of i 
Shakespeare .... 
Books for the blind . 



General Librak 



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Total in 
general 
library 



:J7,494 
30,278 
16,295 
8,956 
■10,572 
6,596 
1,656 



10,330 
d,3S4 
3,580 

14,043 
9,582 

11,663 
6,892 
8,300 



Special Libraries. 



1S58 1801 



1,421 
1,181 



3,492 
1,360 



1806 1N71 187» 187ft 188U 



Totals 



14,104 2,824 5,877 13,755 1,! 



nbracing several countries, 



Explanation. — Class HI. includes general history, etc., 
and collected works of hii*torian8. 

Class IV. includes the collected works of American writers, and what of American literature is 
sometimes termed pulygraphy. 

Classes V., VT., Vn., and Vm. have the same scope for the respective countries that Class IV. 
has for America. Class VIIL includes also Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the 
[Scandinavian nations. 

Class XIV. includes political science and ethicK, applied and unap2>lied, education, phrenology. 



Class XIX. includes mechanics, military and naval arts, agriculture, domestic arts, etc. 

Class XXIV. does not include tlie Shakespeare collection of the general library. 

The subdivisions of classes arc kept in ranges by themselves, so that for purposes of enumera. 
tion or learning percentage of use, it is practicable at any time to get exact ligures upon the sub- 
divisions; as also upon such points as biography, travel, aud voyages, etc., by summing the results 
of the ranges devoted to them in the several alcoves. 

Note. — The dates given in the special libraries column show the year when they were acquired 
by the library. 



^ Includes all books 



I G, — 12,108 of them belonging to the Barton library, as originally shelved there. 



Public Library. 



37 



APPENDIX yni. 

LOWER HALL CLASSIFICATIONS. 



CLASSES. 



Theology, moral and intellectual sci- 
ence, 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, oratory, rhetoric . . . 

English prose fiction, including juve- 
nile fiction and other juvenile books . 

Biography 

Travels 

Libraries, collections, periodicals, etc.* 

German books 

Italian books 

French books 

Spanish books 

Books of reference 



Extent of L. H. collection 



1887, 



2,144 
492 

3,043 

1,148 
1,404 
1,739 
3,651 

15,723 

3,276 

2,800 

4,335 

1,730 

155 

1,243 

7 

430 



43,320 



1888. 



19 
48 
31 
76 

392 
68 
65 

77 
32 



Ha 



4 

11 

7 
17 

816 

7 

15 

24 

5 



478 922 



43 
100 

1,551 

79 

97 

158 

37 



28 



2,355 



To he de- 
ducted. 



"a 



4 
21 
13 
39 

1,148 

25 

26 

75 

31 



19 



1 



1,427 



2,167 
511 

3,111 

1,167 
1,469 
1,769 
3,711 

16,126 

3,294 

2,864 

4,408 

1,736 

155 

1,252 

7 

447 



44,194 



Reported last year 43,320 



Gain in 1888 . 



874 



•This class, embracing sets like Bohn's " Libraries," etc., includes many books, of 
course, which, in a minute classification, would have beeu 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 year just ended. The column "Total added" shows the 
number of volumes as put upon the shelves, counting as one those bound two volumes in one, 
etc. 



38 



City Document No. 13. 



APPENDIX IX. 



GIFTS, JANUARY 1, 1888, TO DECEMBER 31, 1888. 



Givers (excluding anonymous) 

Volumes 

Pamphlets .... 



1,065 
3,192 
9,166 



GiTBBS. 



Abbott, Mrs. Edward, Cambridge 

Actors' Fund of America ....... 

Adams, Charles Kendall, Ithaca, N.T. . 

Adams, D. W., Auburn, N.Y. . 

Adams, Edward F. ....... . 

Adams Nervine Asylum ....... 

Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama, Auburn, 



Ala. 



Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn, Ala. 

Ainsworth, Rev. Israel, Peabody ..... 

Alabama, Department of Agriculture .... 

Alabama State Bar Association, Montgomery, Ala. . 

Alajajian, Rev. H. S. ....... 

Albany Law School, Albany, N. Y. . 

Alberi, Signorina Giulia, Florence, Italy .... 

Alpha Delta Phi, Amherst Chapter, Committee 

Alumni Association of the Philadelphia College of Phar- 
macy, Philadelphia, Fa. ...... 

Alvord, Rev. Frederick, and Gridley, Miss Ida R., Canton 
Centre, Conn. ........ 

American Academy of Arts and Sciences . . . . 

American Antiquarian Society, Worcester 

American Association for the Advancement of Science . 

American Bar Association ...... 

American Bible Society, New Yoric City .... 

American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, 

American Colonization Society, Washington, D. C. 

American Congregational Association 

American Copyright League .... 

American Federation of Labor, New York City 

American Geographical Society, New York City 

American Home Missionary Society . 

American Institute of Homoeopathy . 

American Institute of Mining Engineers, New York City . 

American Iron and Steel Association, Philadelphia, Pa. . 

American New Church Tract and Publication Society, 
Philadelphia, Pa. ........ 

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

American Otological Society ...... 

American Peace Society ....... 

American Pharmaceutical Association .... 




Pphs. 



1 
24 



Public Library. 



39 



Givers. 



1 photograph 



American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, Pa 
American Sabbath Tract Society, Alfred, N. V. 
American Society of Civil Engineers, New York City 
American Unitarian Association 
American Veterinary College, New York City . 
Ames, John N., Chelsea ..... 

Ames, Paul K., and Frost, T. Gold, New York City 

Ames Free Library, North Easton 

Amherst College, Amherst .... 

Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company . 2 i 

Anderson, Kufus, D.D, Heirs of 

Andover Theological Seminary, Andover . 

Anne Arundel County Historical Society, Annapolis, 

Anonymous ....... 

Appleton, Nathan ...... 

Apprentices' Library, New York City 
Apprentices' Library Company, Philadelphia, Pa, 
Architectural League of New York, New York City 
Argentine Republic, Consulate in Boston 

President, Buenos Aires 

Arnold, Howard P. . . . . 

Arnold Arboretum .... 

Association for the Advancement of Women 

Astor Library, New York City . 

Avery, Elroy N., Cleveland, Ohio 

Ayer, J. C, & Co., Lowell 

Badlam, Stephen, Family of 

Bagg, M. M., mica, N. Y. 

Bain, James, jr., Toronto, Canada 

Baker University, Baldwin, Kan. 

Baldwin, William H. . 

Bangor, Me., Public Library 

Barbour, Edmund D. . . 

Barnard, James M. . 

Barrett, Joseph Hartwell, Loveland, Ohio 

Barrett, William, St. Paul, Minn. . 

Bartol, Cyrus A., D.D. ... 

Batchellor, A. S., Littleton, N.H. . 
Battell, P. . .... 

Beacon Publishing Company 

Beardsley Library, West Winsted, Conn. 

Bee, H. P., Austin, Texas . 

Beebe Town Library, Wakefield 

Belfast, Me., Free Library 

Bell, Alexander Graham, Washington, D 

Bell, Charles H., Exeter, N.H. . 

Beloit College, Beloit, Wis. 

Bender, Prosper, M.D. 

Berea College, Berea, Ky. 

Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield . 

Berry, Ira, Portland, Me. . 

Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France 

Biewend, Rev. Adolf .... 

Bigelow, Mrs. Horatio 
Bigelow Free Public Library, Clinton 
Birchard Library, Fremont, Ohio 
Birmingham, England, Borough of . 

Free Libraries 

Bisbee, Rev. M.D., Hanover, N.H. . 
Bjoerkman, G. A., M.D. . 



C. 



52 newspapers 



edals 
Md 




Pphs. 



55 

1 

127 

1 

I 



16 



1 
40 



457 

3 
1 
1 
3 
1 

1 

7 
1 
2 
1 

1 
1 
1 



99 
2 



2 
1 
1 

1 

15 

1 

2 



40 



City Document No. 13. 



Givers. 




Blaisdell, Frank C 

Blinn, Henry C. , Canterbury, N.H. . 
Blodgett, Albert N., M.D., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Blumenberg & Floersheim, New York City 
Bolton, Charles K. . 
Bolton. H. Carrington, New York City 
Bolton. England. Public Library 
Bootle-cuni-Linacre, England. Public Library 
Boston, City of . 

Board of Health . 

Board of Registrars of Voters 

City Auditor ... 

City Clerk 

City Hospital . 

Inspector of Milk and Vinegar 

Lunatic Hospital 

Overseers of the Poor 

Park Comraissioners 

Public Latin School 

School Committee . 

Water Board . 

Boston Chamber of Commerce . 

Boston Children's Aid Society . 

Boston Children's Friend Society 

Boston College .... 

Boston Fatherless and Widows' Society 

Boston Gas Light Company 

Boston Journal Company . 

Boston Museum .... 

Boston North End Mission 

Boston Port and Seamen's Aid Society 

Boston Provident Association . 

Boston Society of Civil Engineers 

Boston Society of Natural History 

Boston South Baptist Association 

Boston University 

Boston Young Men's Christian Association 

Bostonian Society 

Bosworth, Charles H., Wakefield 

Bourinot, John G., Ottawa, Canada 

Bourke, John G., Washington, D.C 

Bowditch, Henry I., M.D. 

Bowditch. J. Ingersoll 

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Me. 

Bowman, Selwyn Z., Somerville 

Bradlee, Rev. Caleb D., 1 portrait, a lot of broadsides 

cards, and new.spapers . 
Bragg, Henry W. 

Branner, John C, Bloomingion, Ind 
Brewer, Daniel C. . . . 
Bridgeport, Conn. Public Library 
Briggs, M. A., Shaker Village, N.H. 
Brigham, William T. . . . 315 newspapers 

Brinton, Daniel G., M.D., Media, Pa 
Brockton, City of . . . 
Brookline. Public Library 
Brooklyn Library, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Brooks, Frederick 
Brooks, Rev. William H., Hanover 
Brown, Alexander, Norwood, Va. 



Pphs. 



129 



25 
5 
2 



14 
1 
1 



38 



6 
1 
1 
16 
1 



1 

1 
6 

6 
7 
3 
8 
2 
10 

1 

1 

110 

116 



1018 

17 

2 



21 
6 



Public Library. 



41 



Givers. 




Brown, Mrs. Caroline M., Cambridge 

Brown, Francis, D.D., New York City 

Brown, Francis H., 3T.D. . 

Brown, Mrs. J. Crosby, New York City 

Brown, J. Willard, Cambridge . . 5 broadsides 

Brown, Leonard, Des Moines, Iowa . 

Brown University, Providence, R.l. . 

Browne, Miss Alice .... 

Bryniner, Douglas, Ottawa, Canada 

Buck, John H., New York City 

Buel, Mrs. Caroline B., Chicago, III. 

Buffalo Historical Society, Buffalo, N. Y. 

Buffalo Library, Buffalo, NY. . 

Burbank, Charles H., Lowell 

Burgher, J. C, M.D., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Burrage, Henry S., D.D., Portland, Me. 

Butler, George, New York City 

Byram, E. R 

Caldwell, Augustine, Ipswich ... 3 broadsides 
California. Bureau of Labor Statistics 

State Mining Bureau 

California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, Cal. 
Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, England 
Canada. Geological and Natural History Survey, 7 map 
Canfield, Thomas H. , Burlington, Vi. . 
Capen, John ........ 

Carret, Jose F. ....... . 

Carrington, Gen. Henry B., U.S.A., Hyde Park 

Cartee, Mrs. Susan Farley, and Cartee, Miss Elizabeth 

Farley 1 portrait 

Carter, George T., Pittsburg, Pa. 
# Cecil, G., & C. P., Danville, Ky. 
Chamberlain, Mellen .... 
Chamberlin, Edwin M. . . . 
Chandler, Horace P. . 
Chandler, S. C, Cambridge 
Chaney, Henry A., Detroit, Mich. 
Channing, Walter, M.D., Brookline . 
Chaplin, Heman W. 
Chapman, Alfred F. . 
Charlestown Free Dispensary and Hospital 
Chauncy Hall School 
Cheever, Rev. Henry T., Worcester . 
Chelsea, City of .... 

Public Library 



Chester, William F 
Chicago, III. Department of Public Works 
Public Library 



Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago, 111. 

Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, III. 

Chicopee. Public Library 

Child, Francis J., Cambridge 

Chili. Minister of the Interior . 

Christern, F. W., New York City 

Christian Statesman, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Church Home for Orphan and Destitute Children 

Cincinnati, Ohio. Board of Education 

Public Library 

Superintendent of Public Schools 

Cincinnati, Ohio, Chamber of Commerce 



Pphs. 



74 

3 
1 

1 
2 



2 

283 



2 

1 

45 



42 



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GiVEBS. 




3 photographs 



York City 



Citizens' Law and Order League 

City Missionary Society 

Clarke & Carruth 

Clay, Cassius M., White Hall, Ky. 

Clement, A. J., Wilmington, Del. 

Cleveland, Ohio. Public Library 

Clyne, Norval, Aberdeen, Scotland 

Colby University, Waterville, Me. 

Cole, Frank T., Columbus, Ohio 

Coles, Mrs. .... 

Coles, Abraham, M.D., Newark, N.J. 

Collar, William C. . . . 

College of Physicians and Surgeons, New 

College of Physicians, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Collins, Patrick A. . . . . 

Columbia College, New York City 

Commercial Club .... 

Committee on the Banquet given by the Learned Societies 

of Philadelphia in Commemoration of the Framing and 

Signing of the Constitution ...... 

Committee on the Memorial Service for William S. 

Gardner, Lowell ........ 

Concord. Public Library ....... 

Concord, iV://., City of 

Congregational Sunday School and Publishing Society 
Connable, E. J., Jackson, Mich. ... 1 chart 

Connecticut. Board of Health ...... 

Bureau of Labor Statistics ..... 

Commissioners of Shell Fisheries .... 

Fish Commissioners ...... 

Secretary of State ....... 

Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, New Haven, 

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

Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, 

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

Cooke, John P. ........ . 

Coolidge, T. Jefferson ....... 

Cooper Union, New York City ...... 

Co-operative Publishing Company, Princeton . 

Corliss, George, Pliiladelphia, Pa. ..... 

Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. 

Corning, Charles U., Concord, N.H.. 

Cotting, Benjaniin E., M.D. . 

Crawford, Thonias H., Portland, Or, . . . . 

Crocker, George G. ....... . 

Crook, George F 

Crosby, Ernest H., New York City . . . . . 

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

Crunden, Frederick M., St. Louis, Mo. . . . . 

Culin, Stewart, Philadelphia, Pa. . . . . . 

Cumberland Association, Portland, Me. .... 

Curtis, Mrs. Henry, Estate of . 

Cutter, Abram E. ....... . 

Da Costa, Charles W., Jacksonville, Fla. . . . . 

Da Costa, J. M., Philadelphia, Pa. . . . . . 

Dall, William H., Washington, D.C. . . . . 

Dana, Richard H 6 broadsides 

Danforth, Miss Mary S. ...... . 

Dante Society, Cambridge ...... 

Darling, Charles W., Utica, N.Y. . . .1 portrait 



Pphs. 



1 
3 

1 

1 

135 

28 
1 



49 
1 



1 
14 



1 
3 

2 
1 
2 
9 
1 

1 

400 
2 
1 

74 
1 



178 



Public Library. 



43 



Givers. 



Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. . 
Davis, Andrew McFarland, Cambridge 
Davis, C. F., Keokuk, Iowa 
Davis, James C. ... 

Davis, N. S.,yr., M.D., Chicago, III 
Day, John W., Topeka, Kan. 
Dayton, Ohio. Board of Education 

Public Library 

Deane, Cliarles, Cambridge 

De Mar, J. A 

Denison University, Granville, Ohio 
Depew, Chauncey M., JVew York City 
De Peyster, Gen. J. Watts, New York City 
Detroit, Mich. Public Library . 
Detroit, Mich. , Board of Trade . 
Devens, Charles, Worcester 
Dickernian, Rev. Lysander 

Dixwell, Miss Caroline C 17 maps 

Dixwell, Mrs. John J., Heirs of . 

Dodd, B. L., M.D., Orange, N.J. 

Dodge, James H. . . . 

Doliber, Thomas 

Domestic Monthly, New York City 

Doncaster, England. Public Library 

Dorchester, Rev. Daniel . 

Dorr, Miss Caroline . . 35 maps, a lot of newspapers 

Dorr, George B. . 

Dover, N.II. Public Library . 

Draper, George, & Sons, Hopedale 

Draper, Joseph, M.D., Brattleborovgh, Vt. 

Drowne, T. Stafford, D.D., Flatbush, N. Y. 

Drummond, Josiah H., Portland, Me. 

Dul)bs, Joseph H., D.D., Lancaster, Pa. . 

Dubuque, Hugo A., Fall River 

Duren, EHnathan F., Bangor, Me. 

Dwight, Thomas, ^/. A) 

Dyer, Lieut. George L., U.S.N. 

Earwaker, J. P., Pensarn, Abergele, North Wales 

Eaton, Amasa M., Providence, R.I. 

Eaton, Charles H. . . . 

Eaton, Dorman B., New York City 
Eaton, Rev. W. H. . . . 

Edes, Henrj' H. . . . a lot of broadsides and cards 

Eliot, Samuel .... 

Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society, Chapel Hill, N.C. 

Ellis, George E., D.D. 

Ellis. S. A., Rochester, N.Y. . 

Elwell, Edward Henry, Portland, Me 

Ely, William D., Providence, R.I. 

Emery, Rev. Samuel Hopkins, Taunton, a lot of broadsides 

Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, Md., 1 newspaper 

Ensign, Charles S. ....... . 

Essex Institute, Salem ....... 

Evanston, III. Public Library ...... 

Evening Post Publishing Company, New York City . 
Everett, William, Quincy ....... 

Fairmount Park Art Association, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Fall River. Public Library ...... 

Fausel, Daniel ......... 

Faxon, Henry H 




Pphs. 



11 

274 

1 

8 
3 



31 



2 
1 

1 
19 
4 
1 
1 
1 
16 

1-18 

1 
250 

6 
10 
6 
5 
4 
4 
5 
1 
1 



2 
1 

1 
165 
1 
3 
2 
1 

1 
3 
2 

1 
1 



44 



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Givers. 



Fayette, John B., Oswego, N. Y. 
Fearing, A. C, jr. 
Fellowes Athenaeum . 
Ferguson, Rev. R. Henry, Newton 
Fernow, Berth old, Albany, N. Y. 
Fisher, Theodore W., iV.D. 
Fiske, W., Florence, Italy 
Fitch, Miss CM.. 
Fitchburg, City of . . . 
Public Library 



Fa. 



3fd. 



Fitchburg Railroad Company 
Fitz, Reginald H. . . . 
Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, Vt. 
Flick, Lawrence F., M.D., Philadelphia, 

Floye, W. J 

Flynn, William, Worcester 
Folsom, A. A. . 

Forbes, R. B 

Ford, William E 

Foster, Joseph ..... 
Foster, William E., Providence, R.I. 

Foster, William H 

"Fran9ais," Editors of. New York City 

Free Baptist Woman's Missionary Society, Providence, R.I. 

P>ee Hospital for Women . 

Free Masons, Grand Lodge of Massachusetts 

Fretwell, John . . . • 

Friends' Book Association, Philadelphia, Pa 

Friends' Free Library, Germantown, Pa 

Frothingham, E. L. and A. L., Baltimore, 

Fruit Growers' Association of Ontario 

Ganong, W. F., NoHh Cambridge 

General Theological Library 

Georgia Bar Association ... 

Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Ga 

German Society, New York City 

Gerould, Rev. S. L., Ilollis, Nil. . 

Gerry, Elbridge T. . 

Gilman, Arthur, Cam,bridge 

Gloucester, City of . 

Goddard, William N., Ilopedale 

Goodell, Abner C, yr. , /Sa/ewi . 

Goodell, Henry H., Amherst 

Goodnow, Edward A., Worcester 

Gordon, Ernest B. . 

Goss, F. B., Barnstable 

Gould, Miss Elizabeth Porter 

Grand Rapids, Mich. Public Library 

Grand Rapids, Mich., Board of Trade 

Gray, Rev. Andrew .... 

Gray, Mrs. Asa, Cambridge 

Gray, Louis F. . 

Great Britain. Astronomer Royal 

Commissioner of Patents 

Great Yarmouth, England. Free Library 
Green, Samuel A., J/. Z>. . . . a lot of 
Green, Samuel S., Worcester 



Greenough, William W. 

Greer, Capt. John E., U.S.A. . 

Greey, Edward, New York City 



newspaper 



broadsides 
2 portraits 




Pphs. 



94 

12 

8 

1 



Public Library. 



45 



GrvBRs. 



Gregory, Samuel H. ....... . 

Grube, F., Schleswig, Germany ..... 

Guild, Chester 

Hale, George S. 

Hale, Mrs. George S. .... 2 newspapers 

Hall, Charles H 

Hall, J. P., Detroit, Mich 

Halliwell-Phiiipps, J. O., London, England 

Halsted, Byron D., Ames, Iowa ..... 

Hamburg, Germany. Stadtbibliothek .... 

Hampden, John, Croydon, England . a lot of broadsides 
Hapgood, Warren ........ 

Harris, George, and Eichardson, Benjamin W., M.D., 

London, England ........ 

Harris, T. W., & Co., New York City .... 

Hart, Charles Henry, Philadelphia, Pa. .... 

Hart, W. Fairburn, Leeds, England ..... 

Hartford Library Association, Hartford, Conn. 

Hartley, Rev. Isaac S., Utica, N.Y. . 

Harvard College, Cambridge ...... 

Astronomical Observatory ..... 

Library . . . 

Medical School ....... 

Harvey, Rev. M., St. John's, Newfoundland 

Hassam, John T. ....... . 

Haverhill. Public Library 

Hawkins, Rush C. , New York City . . . . 

Hayden, Everett, Washington, D.C. . 

Hazen, Rev. Henry A. ...... . 

Helleberg, C. G., Cincinnati, Ohio ..... 

Herschel, Clemens ........ 

Higgins, John E., Hartford, Conn. ..... 

Hill, Don Gleason, Dedham ...... 

Hill, Frank Alden 

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

Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba, Winnipeg, 

3fanitoba ......... 

Historical Society of Southern California, Los Angeles, 

Cal 

Hitchcock, E., M.D., Amherst 

Hoar, George F., Worcester ...... 

Hobart College, Geneva, N.Y.. 

Holland, Frederic May, Concord 

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, M.D. ...... 

Holton, Edward D., Milwaukee, Wis. .... 

Home for Aged Men 

Home for Aged Women . 

Home Market Club . 

Homes for Inebriates Association, London, England 

Horton, S. Dana 

Hosmer, Rev. Samuel D., Auburn ..... 

Hotchkin, Rev. S. F., Philadelphia, Pa. .... 

Howe, Oilman B., Northborough ..... 

Hoyt, David W., Providence, R.I. . 

Hudson, William M., Middletown, Conn. .... 

Humane Society of Massachusetts ..... 

Huntington, William R., D.D., New York City 

Hussey, Curtis G., New York City. ..... 

Illinois. State Commissioners of Public Charities 
Imperial University of Japan, Tokyo, Japan 




16 

1 

237 

1 



Pphs. 



1 
156 



1 

9 

16 

1 

7 



1 
I 
1 
I 
5 
S2 

2 
1 
1 
1 
2 
1 



17 



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Givers. 



Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind. 

Indianapolis. Public Library 

Institut International de Statistique, Rome, Italy 
Institution for the Improved Instruction of Deaf Mutes 

New York City ....... 

Institution of Civil Engineers, London, England 
International Committee of Young Men's Christian Asso 

ciations, New York City 
Interstate Commerce Commission 
Iowa Agricultural College . 

Experiment Station, Ames, Iowa 



Cal. 



City, a lot 



Irish Catholic Benevolent Union 

James, Joseph F., Oxford, Ohio 

James, U. P., Cincintiati, Ohio 

James Lick Trust, Trustees of, San Jose, 

Jay, John, Katonah, N.Y. 

Jeffries, B. Joy, M.D. 

Jenks, Rev. Henry F. . . . 

Jenney, Bernard .... 

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md 

Johnson, Henry, Brunswick, Me 

Joint Counties Asylum, Carmarthen, Wales 

Jones, Alfred .... 

Jones, Charles C, jr., Augusta, Ga. 

Jorrin, Jose Silverio, Havana, Cuba 

Journal Newspaper Company . 

Julien Electric Traction Company, New York 

of broadsides 
Kaiserlich-konigliche Geologische Reichsanstalt, Vienna 

Austria ...... 

Kansas. State Board of Agriculture 
Kansas Historical Society, Topeka, Kan 
Kaufman, A. C, Charleston, S.C. 
Keenan, John J. . . . 

Keller, W. B., New York City . 
Kelly. W. L., Chelsea 
Kemble, Edward 

Kennard, M. P 

Kentucky. Geological Survey . 

King, Henry Melville, D.D. 

King, Ilufus, Yonkers, N. Y. 

Kirk-Street Church, Lowell 

Kittredge, Henry G. . 

Knapp, Arthur Mason 

Kneeland, Samuel, M.I). . 

Knowles, Miss Lydia F. 

Knowlton, T. S., West Brookfield 

Koeniglich-bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften 

Munich, Germany .... 
Koenigliche Bibliotliek, Berlin, Germany 
Konglige Nordiske Oldskrift-Selskab, Copenhagen, Den 

mark ....... 

Kongligt Universitetet, Upsala, Sweden 
Lackawanna Institute of History and Science 

Pa 

Ladd, Rev. Horatio O., Santa Fe, N.M. . 
Ladies' Union Charitable Society, Lawrence 
Lake Forest University, Lake Forest, III. . 
Lampray, A., London, England 
Lancaster. Public Library . . . 



2 maps 



Scranton 




Pphs. 



1 
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65 
1 
4 

2 

1 

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16 



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10 



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12 

4 
4 
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14 
15 
13 
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2 
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Vols. Pphs. 



engraving 



Lane, Rev. James P., Hyde Park 
Larison, C. W., M.D., Ringos, N.J. . 
Lathers, Ricliard .... 
Lawrence, Abbott .... 
Lawrence, Robert M., M.D., Lexington 
Lawrence, Samuel C, Medford 
Lawrence, William C. • . . 
Lawrence, City of ... . 

Public Library 

Leavitt, Rev. George R., Cleveland, Ohio 
Leeds, England. Public Library 
Leeson, J. R. . 

Lehigh University, South Bethlehem, Pa. 
Leicester. Public Library 
Leipzig, Germany, Handelskaramer . 
Levi Parsons Library, Gloversville, N. Y. 
Library Company, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Lincoln, Arthur .... 

Lippitt, Francis J. . . . . 
Little, George T., Brunswick, Me. 
Littlejohn, A. 1)., D.D., Garden City, N. 
Liverpool, England. Public Library 
Lodge, Henry Cabot .... 
Lombard, Richard T., Wayland 
London Library, London, England . 
Long Island Bible Society . 
Long Island Historical Society, Brooklyn, 
Loring, Charles G. . . • . 
Lothrop, Cummings L., Camhridgeport 
Lovett, Robert W., J/.i>. . 
Lowell, City of . 

City Library 



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Lozier, Mrs. Clemence S., M.D., New York City 

Luke, Robert M. , Rochester, N. Y. 

Lyle, Capt. David A., U.S.A. . 

Lyman, Mrs. Theodore, Brookline . 

Lynn. Public Library 

Lyon, Charles E. F., Estate of . 

Macfie, Robert A., London, England 

McGill College and University, Montreal, 

McGuinness, Edwin D., Providence, R.L 

McGuire, Patrick B 

Mack, Charles S., M.D. . 
McKee, James C, Lieut. -Col. and Surgeon 
McNab, William, Halifax, NS. 
McNeills, Bernard .... 
Madras Literary Society, Madras, India 
Magoun, Rev. George F., Grinnell, Iowa 
Mairaonides Library, New York City 
Maine. State Library 
Maiden. Public Library . 
Manchester, England. Public Libraries 
Manchester, i\^.//. City Library 
Marcus, Alfred A. . . . . 
Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio 
Marlborough. Public Library . 

Marsh. Lucius B 

Marshall, George W., London, England 

Marvin, William T. R. 

Mason, Frank E 



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Massachusetts, State of ... . 

Adjutant General .... 

Board of Arbitration 

Board of Health .... 

Board of Lunacy and Charity . 

Bureau of Statistics of Labor . 

Insurance Department . 

Lunatic Hospital, Northampton 

Railroad Commissioners . 

Secretary of the Commonwealth 

State Library ..... 

Massachusetts Agricultural College, Amherst 
Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association 
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy 
Massachusetts General Hospital 
Massachusetts Historical Society 
Massachusetts Horticultural Society 
Massachusetts Infant Asylum 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Massachusetts Medico-Legal Society 
Massachusetts School for the Feeble-Minded 
Massachusetts Society for Promoting Good Citizenship 
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to 
Children ........ 

Massachusetts State Pharmaceutical Association 

Massachusetts TariflT Reform League 

Master Car-Builders' Association 

Matthews, Washington, M.D., Washington, B.C. 

Mattox, A. IL, Cincinnati, Ohio 

May, Miss Abby W 

May, Henry A. . 

Mayberry, S. P. 

Mechanics' Institute, San Francisco, Cal. . 

Meigs, William M., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Melrose. Public Library ..... 

Mercantile Library, New York City . 

Mercantile Library, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Mercantile Library Association, San Francisco, Cal. 

Merchan, Rafael M., Bogotd, Colombia 

Meriani, Rufus N., Worcester .... 

Mermaid Club, Germantown, Pa. 
Meteorologisches Institut, Christiania, Norway 
Meyer, Isaac, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Michigan. Bureau of Labor and Industrial Statistics 

Railroad Commissioners . 

State Library 



1 map, a lot of broadsides 



Michigan State Agricultural College, Lansing, Mich 
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States 

Comtnandery of Uhio, Cincinnati, Ohio 
Milwaukee, Wis. Public Library 
Milwaukee, IFts., Chamber of Commerce . 
Minnesota. Geological and Natural History Survey 
Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minn. . 

Minot, C. S 

Mitchell Library, Glasgow, Scotland 

Mixter, C. S 

Molee, Elias, Bristol, Dakota .... 
Montgomery, J. M., New York City . 
Moore, Charles Leonard, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Moore, Rev. William H., Hartford, Conn. 



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Morehead, Mrs. L. M., Cincinnati, Ohio 
Moroney, T. W. 
Morris. F. G., Easthampton 
Morse, Edward S., Salem, . 
Moses King Corporation 
Moulton, Jolin T., Lynn . 
Mount Auburn Cemetery, Trustees of 
Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, South Hadley 
Mundo, John J. . 

Munson, Edward G., Cohoes, N. Y . . 
Murray, Mrs. Frances, Cardross, Scotland 
Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge . 
Museum of Fine Arts . 

National Association of Wool Manufacturers . 
National Board of Trade ..... 
National Conference of Charities and Correction 
National Divorce Reform League 
National Furniture Association, Chicago, III. 
Neale, Horatio, Oxford, England . . 4 broadsides 
New Bedford. Public Library .... 
New England Dental Society .... 
New England Historic Genealogical Society 
New England Hospital for Women and Children 
New England Meteorological Society 
New England Methodist Historical Society 
New England Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. 
New England Society of St. Louis, Mo 
New Hampshire Medical Society 
New Haven, Conn. Public Library . 
New Haven Colony Historical Society, N^ew Haven, Conn., 
New .Jersey. Geological Survey ... 1 map 

New Jersey Historical Society, Trenton, N.J. 
New Mercantile Library, Baltimore, Md. . 
New South Wales. Statistician 
New York, City. Board of Education 
New York, State. Asylum for Insane Criminals, Auburn 
N.Y. 



Pa. 



Civil Service Commission 
Regents of the University 
State Reservation at Niagara 



New Y'ork Academy of Sciences, Nevj York City 

New York Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, N. Y. 

New York City Mission and Tract Society 

New York Free Circulating Library, New York City 

New York Historical Society, New York City . 

New York Homoeopathic Medical College, New York City 

Newark Library Association, Newark, N.J. 

Newberry Library, Chicago, III. .... 

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, -England. Public Library 
Newman, J. S., Auburn, Ala. ..... 

Newton. Public Library ...... 

Nichols, Mrs. R. Anne ...... 

Nicholson, James B., Philadelphia, Pa. ... 

Nizet, F., Brussels, Belgium ..... 

Norcross, Grcnville H. ..... . 

Norcross, Mrs. Otis ....... 

Norman, Rev. Canon A.M., Houghton-le- Spring , Eng 

land ......... 

North Carolina. Board of Agriculture . . 1 map 
North Carolina. Agricultural Experiment Station, 

Raleigh, N.C. ........ 



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Northend, William D., Salem 

Northumberland, Duke of . 

Northwestern University, Evanston, III 

Norwich, Conn., Board ofTrade . . • . . 

Nott, Samuel, IlaHford, Conn. ..... 

Noyes, William, M.D., New York City .... 

Nutter, Frank H., Minneapolis, Minn. .... 

Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio ...... 

Obstetrical Society of Boston 

Ohio, Department of State 

Meteorological Bureau ...... 

Ohio State Bar Association 

O'Leary, A., M.D., St. Louis, Mo 

Omaha, Neb. Public Library 

Omaha, ^Vei., Board of Trade ...... 

Oneida Historical Society, Union, N.Y.. 

Orphans' Home and Asylum of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church, New York City ....... 

Otis, Miss Caroline M 

Ourt, A. J., M.D., Philadelphia, Fa 

Oxford Historical Society, Oxford, England 

Pacific Bank, San Francisco, Cal. ..... 

Paine, Robert Treat ........ 

Palestine Exploration Fund, London, England 

Palmer, Cliaries D., Lowell ...... 

Paris, France, City of ...... . 

Parker, Nathaniel George, Estate of, a lot of newspapers 
and broadsides ........ 

Parker, William Thornton, M.D., Newport, R.L 

Paterson, N..T. Public Library ...... 

Paul, Edward J., Milwaukee, Wis. ..... 

Pt-abody Education Fund, Trustees of . .1 medal 

Peabody Institute, Baltimore, Md. ..... 

Peabody Institute, Peabody ...... 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Cam- 
bridge .......... 

Pellew, George ......... 

Pennsylvania. Committee on Lunacy .... 

Ponilcntiary for Eastern District, Philadelphia, Pa., 

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 
Pa 

Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery, Philadelphia, 
Pa 

IVnnypacker, Samuel W., Philadelphia, Pa. . 

Peoria, ///., Board of Trade ...... 

Perkins Institute and Massachusetts School for the Blind, 

YiiTvy, Mrs. li.Y., Greenville, S.C. 

Perry, Thomas Sergeant, a lot of newspapers and broad- 
sides .......... 

Perry, William Stevens, D.D., Davenport, Iowa 

l'hiiM(lelphia, Pa. Commissioners for the Erection of Pub- 
li(r Buildings ......... 

V\\\\MM\A\\i\ City InsuiwXe, Philadelphia, Pa. . 

Philadelpliia Record, Philadelphia, Pa. .... 

Pliiladelphia Society for Organizing Charity, Philadel- 
phia, Pa. ......... 

Philhin, .TohnF., CTin^on 

Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, Nil. .... 

Pliilological Society, London, England .... 

Philosophical Society, Glasgow, Scotland 




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Pierce, Edward L 2 newspapers 

Pike, Rol)ert G. , Middleiown, Conn. . 
Pinson, H., I'ittermaritzhurg , Natal 
Pitman, Robert C, Newton .... 
Plymouth, England. Public Librarj' 
Pollock, F., London, England .... 
Pool, Wellington, Wenha'in .... 
Porter, J. W., Bangor, Me. .... 

Portsmouth, England Public Library 

Potter, Silas Allen, M.D 

Powers Institute, Bernardston .... 

Preston, D. S 

Preston, Sidney FL, London, England 
Prince, Frederick O. . 

Protestant Episcopal Church, Diocese of Vermont 
Providence, R L City Registrar 
Public Library 



Providence Athenasum, Providence, R.L . 

Psi Upsilon Fraternity ..... 

Putnam, Miss E. C. . 

Putnam, Frederick W., Cambridge . 

Quebec, Canada. City Treasurer 

Queen's College and University, Kingston, Canada 

Quinn, Rev. D. A., Bay View, R.I. . 

Rand, Benjamin, Cambridge .... 

Rand Avery Company ..... 

Randall, Mrs. H. C, Newton .... 

Randolph & English, Richmond, Va, 

Raymond, John M., Salem .... 

Reale Istituto Lombardo di Scienze e Lettere, Milan, 

Redwood Library, Newport, R.L 

Reed, Mrs. E. T 

Retreat for the Insane, Hartford, Conn. . 

Reynolds, Rev. Grindall, Concord 

Reynolds, Rev. Herbert E., Exeter, England 

Reynolds, Sheldon, Wilkesbarre, Pa. 

Reynolds, Walter H. . 

Reynolds Library, Rochester, N.Y. . 

Rhode Island. Adjutant-General 

Board of Health 



Italy 



— Board of State Charities and Corrections 

— Commissioner of Public Schools 



Rhode Island Historical Society 

Rice, Franklin P., Worcester .... 

Rice, Howard M., Providence, R.I. . 

Rice, Rev. William, Springfield 

Rich, John T., Lansing, Mich. .... 

Richardson, William A., Washington, D.C. 

Rijks-Universiteit, Utrecht, Holland . 

Riley, James ....... 

Ritter, Mrs. Fanny Raymond, Poughkeepsit, N. Y. 

Roanoke Collegian, Salem, Va. 

Robbins, Gilbert F., Providence, R.L 

Roberts, Lester A., Brooklyn, N.Y. 

Roberts, Rev. Oliver A. .... . 

Robins, J. W., D.D., Philadelphia, Pa. . 
Rodman, William W., New Haven, Conn. . 
Roe, Alfred S., Worcester ..... 

Rogers, E. H., Chelsea ..... 

Rogge, Dr. H. C, Amsterdam, Holland , 




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Rolfe, William J., Cambridge . 

Rollins College, Winter Park, Fla. . 

Roxbury Charitable Society 

Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland 

Royal Observatory, Greenwich, England 

Royal Society, Edinburgh, Scotland 

Royal Society of Canada, Montreal . 

Royal Society of South Australia, Adelaide, S.A 

Russell, Capt. A. H., U.S.A. . 

Russell, Samuel Hammond 

Russo, Rev. Nicholas 

St. Botolph Club ... a lot of newspapers 

St. Gallische Naturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft, St 

Gall, Switzerland .... 
St. Louis, Mo. Public Library . 
St. Louis Mercantile Library, St. Louis, Mo 
St. Louis University, St. Louis, Mo. 
St. Paul, Minn. Public Library 
Salisbury, Stephen, Worcester . 
San Diego, Ca^., Chamber of Commerce 
San Francisco, Cal. Public Library 
Sanders, Mrs. M. A., Pau'tucket. R.L 
Sanger, Charles R., Annapolis, Md. 
Sauveur, Lambert .... 
Savary, Rev. William H. . 
Saville, Leonard A., Lexington 
Sawin, James M., Providence, R.I. . 
Sawyer, Warren .... 

Suhermerhorn, J. W., & Co., New York City 
Scholfield Bequest .... 

Schwab, F'mil 

Science and Art Museum, Dublin, Ireland 
Scribner's Sons, Charles, New York City 
Scudder, Samuel H., Cambridge 
Sears, George E., New York City 
Seelev, Montressor S., Wobiirn 

Schaffer, J. M., M.D., Keokuk, la. . 

Shakespeare Memorial Library, Stratford-on-A 
land ....... 

Sharp, James C. ... 1 broadsid 

Shaw, Samuel S 

Sheffield, William P., Newport, R.I. 

Sheffield, England. Public Libraries 

Sheldon, Rev. Winthrop D. 

Sheltering Arms, New York City 

Shoppell, Pt. W., New York City 

Silas lironson Library, Waterbury, Conn. . 

Simmnns, J. Edward, New York City 

Sinnickson, Robert, Trenton, N.J., 

1 newspaper, 1 broadside, 1 photograph 

Smith, Benjamin G., Cambridge 

Smith, Charles C 

Smith, John C, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Smith, \V. Everett, M.D 

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 

Smyth, C. Piazzi, Edinburgh, Scotland 

Smyth, G. B 

Sociedad Mexicana de Geografia y Estadistica, Mexico 

Society for Propagating the Gospel among the Indians and 
Others in North America 



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Society for the History of the Germans in Maryland, 
Baltimore, Md. ........ 

Society for the Protection of Animals from Vivisection, 
London, England ........ 

Society for the Reformation of Juvenile Delinquents, New 
York City ......... 

Society for the Study and Cure of Inebriety, London, 
England .......... 

Society of Arts ......... 

Society of Arts, London, England ..... 

Society of California Pioneers, San Francisco, Cat. 

Somerville. Public Library ...... 

Sotheran, Henry, & Co., London, England 

South Australia. Public Library, Museum, and Art Gal- 
lery, Adelaide, S.A. . 

Southbridpe. Public Library ...... 

Southern Workman, Hampton, Va. . . 3 newspapers 

Spalding, George B., D.D., Syracuse, N.Y. . 

Sprague, Homer B. ....... . 

Springfield, City Library Association .... 

Staedtisches Realgymnasium, Leipzig, Germany 

Stanford, Leland, San Francisco, Cal 

Stanley, Edward O 

Stanley, H. M., Lake Forest, III 

Starck, E. G 

Start, Rev. W. A., Cambridge ..... 

State Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa City, la. 

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis. 

Stevens, J. M. . 

Stimson, Rodney M., Marietta, 0. . . . 

Stone, Miss Ellen A., Lexington ..... 

Stone, Jonathan ........ 

Storrs School Agricultural Experiment Station, Mansfield, 
Conn. .......... 

Strong, Rev. Augustus H., Rochester, N.Y. 

Sturgis Library, Barnstable ...... 

Swain, George F. ....... . 

Swampscott. Public Library ...... 

Swan, Charles H. ....... . 

Swansea, Wales. Public Library ..... 

Swartlimore College, Swarthmore, Pa. .... 

Swift, George B, Chicago, III. ...... 

Swift, Lindsay ......... 

Taft, Royal C, Providence, R.I. 

Taunton. Public Library ....... 

Technological, Industrial, and Sanitary Museum, Sydney, 
NS.W. 

Teele, A. K., Milton 

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

Thimra, Franz, London, England ..... 

Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy .... 

Thompson, A. C„ D.D 

Thompson, Mrs. Elizabeth, Stamford, Conn. . 

Thruston, G. P., Nashville, Tenn. ..... 

Thwaites, Reuben G., Madison, Wis. .... 

Thwing, Edward Pay son, M.D., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Thwing, Walter Eliot 

Ticknor, Thomas B. ....... . 

Tiffany, Edward 



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Tillotson Institute, Austin, Texas 
Titus, Rev. Anson, Amesbury . 
Todd, William C, Atkinson, N. II. . 
Toledo, Ohio. Public Library 
Tolinan, A. VV., Brimsuick, Me. 
Tiipeka, Kan. Public Library . 
Toronto, Canada. Public Library . 
Torrey Botanical Club, New York City 
Townsend, John P., New York City . 
Trades' Publishing Company, Philadelph 
Traviller Publishing Company . 
Travellers' Insurance Company, Hartford 
Trinity College School, Port Hope. Ontar 
Truman, Benjamin C, San Francisco, Cal 
Tucker, Willis G., M.D., Albany, N. Y. 
Tuckerman, Joseph, Newport, R.I. . 
Tufts College, Medford 
Tullidge, E. W., Salt Lake City, Utah 

Tuttle, J. H 

Tuttle, Joseph F., D.D., Crawfordsville, 
Tyler, Arthur W., New York City 
" Unitarian, The " . . . . 
Unitarian Sunday School Society 
United States. Architect of the Capitol 

Army, Adjutant General 

Chief of Engineers 

Paymaster General 

Surgeon General 



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Bureau of Engineers 
Bureau of Education 
Bureau of Ethnology 
Bureau of Labor 
Bureau of Navigation 
Bureau of Statistics 
Coast and Geodetic Survey 
Comptroller of the Currency . 
Court of Claiius 
Department of Agriculture 

Division of Entomology 



— Department of Justice 

— Department of State 

— Department of the Interior 

— Department of the Treasury 

— Department of War 

— Director of the Mint 

— Fish Commission 

— Geological Survey . . 21 maps 

— Hydrographic Office 

— Indian Commissioners 

— Life-Saving Service 

— Light House Board 

— Marine Hospital Service 

— Military Academy, West Point, N. 

— Nautical Almanac Office 

— Office of Naval Intelligence 

— Ordnance Office 

— Patent Office .... 

— Pension Office 

— Post Office Department . 

— Railroad Commissioners 



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31 atlas sheets 
9 maps 



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United States. Signal Service . . a large lot of maps 

Supervising Inspector-General of Steam Vessels . 

United States Commission to the Paris Exposition of 
1889 4 broadsides 

United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. 

Universalist General Convention 

Universalist Sabbath School Union . 

Universite de Lyon ..... 

University College, Nottingham, England 

University of California, Berkeley, Cal. . 

Agricultural Experiment Station, Berkeley, Cal. 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

University of Nebraska, Agricultural Experiment Station 
Lincoln, Neb. .... 

University of Pennsylvania Library . 

University of Rochester, Rochester, N. Y. 

University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt. 

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis. 

Agricultural Experiment Station, Madison, Wis. 

Updike, Berkeley .... 

Upton, Winslow, Cambridge 

Vanderbilt Benevolent Association, Charleston, S.C. 

1 newspaper 

Van Dyke, John C, New Brunswick, N.J. 

Vankoughnet, L., Ottawa, Canada . 

Venable, W. H., Cincinnati, Ohio . 

Vernon, Dowager Lady .... 

Victoria Street Society, London, England 

Vidal Morales y Morales, , Havana, Cuba 

Vinton, Rev. Alexander H., Worcester 

Vogelsang, Alexander, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Vose, George L., Brookline 

Walker, Francis A 

Walker, Isaac, Pembroke, N.H. 

Walker, Joseph B., Concord, N.H. . 

Walker, Williston, Bryn Mawr, Pa. 

Wall, Caleb A., Worcester. 
Walling, Mrs. M. F., Cambridge 
Wallis, A., Stockholm, Sweden . 
Walters, W. T., Baltimore, M.D. . 
Waltham. Public Library 

Walton, J. P., Muscatine, Iowa 

Wandsworth, England. Public Library 

Ware, Miss E. H., Cambridge . 

Ware, William, & Co. 

Warner Observatory, Rochester, N. Y. 

Warren Street Chapel 

Washington, Booker T., Tuskegee, Ala. 

Washingtonian Home 

Waters, Mrs. C. E ' 

Watertown. Public Library 

Webber, Samuel G., Jf.Z)., . . a lot of newspapers 

Weeks, Stephen B., Chapel Hill, NC. 

Welch, Rev. Edward H., Georgetown, B.C. 

Wenham, Town of . 

Wentworth, John, Chicago, III. 

West Brookfield. Public Library 

West Church 

Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio 
Westhausser, Louis, Paris, France .... 



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Wheatland, H 

Wheildon, William W., Concord ..... 

Whiston, E. A., M.D 

Whitcher, William F., . a lot of newspaper cuttings 

White, Andrew Dickson ....... 

White, Guilford, Easton . . . . . . 

White, Samuel, Marlborough, N.H. . . 1 photograph 

Whitlock, L. L 

Whitman, Royal, M.D. ....... 

Whitniore, William H. ...... . 

Whitney, Miss Carrie W., Kansas City, Mo. 

Whitney, H. M., Beloit, Wis 

Whitney, James L. . . 3 engravings, 2 broadsides 

Wiggin, James Henry, Cambridge ..... 

Williams, Henry ........ 

Williamson, Joseph, Belfast, Me. ..... 

Wilmington Institute, Wilmington, Del. .... 

Wilson, G. H 

Wiltbank, W. W., Philadelphia, Pa 

Winchester Home Corporation for Aged Women 

Wines, Frederick H., Springfield, 111. .... 

Winn, Henry ......... 

Winnipeg. J/awiVoJa, Board of Trade .... 

Winship, Mrs. Hannah E., Lexington .... 

Winsor, Justin, Cambridge ...... 

Winthrop, Robert C. 

Winthrop. Public Librarj- ...... 

Wisconsin. Bureau of Labor and Industrial Statistics 

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

Woburn, Town of ....... . 

Public Library ....... 

Woman's Baptist Foreign Missionary Society . 

Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 
Pa 

Woman's Medical College of'the New York Infirmary 

Wood, Rev. Will C 

Worcester, Rev. William, Philadelphia, Pa. 

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

Public Library ....... 

Worcester County Horticultural Society, Worcester . 

Wright, S. E., Cincinnati, Ohio ..... 

Wright, Stephen M., A'eM^ ForA; Ci<i/ 

Wyman, Henry A. ....... . 

Yale University. New Haven, Conn. ..... 

Observatory, New Haven. Conn. .... 

Young Men's Association for Mutual Improvement, Al- 
bany, N. Y. . 

Young Men's Benevolent Society ..... 

Young Men's Business Association, Quincy, III. 

Young Men's Christian Association, New York City . 

Young Men's Democratic Club of Massachusetts, a lot of 
broadsides ......... 

Young Men's Hebrew Association, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Young Men's Mercantile Library Association, Cincinnati, 
Ohio 

Young Women's Christian Association, New Haven, Conn. 

Zoological Society of Philadelphia, Pa. .... 




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CXKCULATION. 
(Books issued.) 



ToTiL Circulation. 



1,156,721 

1,065,081 

1,040,553 

1,045,902 

1,056,906 

1,027,39.3 

602,431 

958,629 

934,593 

1,013,847 



3,418 
3,454 
3,380 
2,953 
3,143 
3,041 
3,335 



7,614 
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101,100 


170,142 


554 


1,046 


68,609 


96,764 


165,373 


647 


1,046 


63,782 


103,540 


167,322 


552 


1,052 


66,948 


113,127 


180,075 


588 


1,181 


68,080 


119,833 


184,913 


604 


1,220 


78,630 


124,134 


202,764 


667 


1,210 


38,345 


81,507 


119,852 


586 


1,027 


62,672 


140,801 


203,473 


667 


1,236 


61,183 


138,870 


200,053 


6.58 


1,287 


62,103 


166,471 


228,574 


752 


1,349 



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10,369 


257,592 


9,271 


239,601 


11,191 


163,811 


32,119 


168,926 


35,066 


150,826 


32,768 


92,847 


18,489 


154,402 


29,.529 


154,007 


29,981 


164,137 


34,549 



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195,930 
203,992 
183,594 
111,336 







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108,201 


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1,849 


97,024 


4,097 


101,118 


318 


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828 


1,670 


88,901 


7,073 


(f 95 ,974 


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868 


640 


1,301 


92,833 


8,107 


100,940 


329 


876 


667 


1,333 


88,394 


7,048 


95,442 


311 


871 


606 


1,186 


75,710 


8,747 


/84,457 


326 


855 


546 


1,136 


48,288 


4,647 


52,935 


237 


764 


603 


1,362 


70,926 


8,509 


79,435 


260 


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606 


1,309' 


60,524 


7,789 


i 68,313 


228 


533 


653 


1,227 


62,148 


11,957 


74,106 


243 


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South Boston Branch. 



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138,309 


6,261 


129,251 


3,607 


125,409 


4,077 


121,939 


4,472 


119,564 


4,656 


123,570 


5,096 


66,547 


2,383 


97,715 


2,277 


81,470 


4,077 


91,954 


5,491 



143,570 
132,858 
129,486 
126,411 
124,220 
128,666 



1 85,517 
97,445 



1,196 
1,137 
1,074 
1,062 
1,161 
1,145 



RoxBURT Branch. 



119,450 
106,700 
101,534 
105,797 
103,483 
98,350 
•55,863 
79,057 
76,.385 
81,744 



5,480 
4,912 



5,069 
8,459 
10,347 
10,221 



124,930 
110,612 
106,273 
112,525 
111,357 
106,180 
60,932 
87,516 
86,732 
91,965 



1880 


73,302 


1881. ..... 


78,682 


1882 


85,038 


188:t 


84,560 


1884 


74,453 


1885 


69,181 


1885 (8 m08.) . 


38,839 


1886 


62,863 


i88r 


69,596 


1888 


60,779 



Oharlestown Branch. 



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1,446 
2,140 
2,281 
2,744 
2,513 
2,360 
1,368 
3,114 
4,7.39 
6,819 



c74,748 
80,822 
87,319 
87,304 
76,966 
71,541 
40,207 
65,977 
65,091 



Brighton Branch. 



26,406 
26,067 
25,152 
25,965 
24,214 
22,683 
12,265 
19,936 
18,«13 
19,256 







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1,574 


27,980 


2,110 


28,177 


2,292 


27,444 


2,295 


28,257 


1,927 


26,141 


2,209 


24,802 


1,222 


13,487 


1,893 


21,829 


1,378 


20,191 


1,313 


20,569 



Dorchester Branch 



55,690 
53,904 
53,036 
65,678 
70,260 
71,863 
43,189 
67,862 
62,633 
63,607 



730 
1,449 
1,880 
1,913 
1,639 

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2,028 
2,095 
2,812 



56,716 
55,188 

<?54,485 
67,658 

c72,173 
73,502 
44,103 
69,890 
64,728 
66,419 



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237 


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216 


622 




228 


646 




212 


690 




218 


661 





Sodth-End Branch. 



77,016 
71,432 
61,453 
76,472 
76,693 
68,362 
S36,470 
59,459 
62,931 
65,781 



2,275 
2,630 
10,283 
17,778 
22,108 
22,495 
13,343 
19,269 
21,370 
23,189 



79,291 
73,962 
t?71,736 
94,250 
98,801 
90,867 
49,813 
78,718 
84,301 
88,970 



Jamaica Plain Branch. 



North-End Branch. 



a 



62,406 
47,797 
46,316 
44,7.58 
43,03! 
41 ,.526 
25,732 
40,851 
37,104 
43,645 



2,220 
2,311 
3,406 
4,379 
8,232 



6,003 
7,493 
6,679 
7,665 



64,626 
50,108 
49,722 
49,137 
51,271 
51,192 
.31,735 
48,344 
42,783 
51,310 



3,.515 
11,630 
/9,748 
9,101 
A19,524 
32,896 
29,206 



a Includes the largest of each department on any day, -without regard to its being 
tlie same day. 

b Includes books borrowed on white slips, and returned the same day. 

c The Charlestown branch was closed from April 20th to the 30th, to rearrange tlie 
books, and also from May 1st lo the lltli, 1880. 



d 1'he East Boston branch was closed 25 working-days. 
" South-End " " "" 85 " " 

" Dorchester " " " 6 " " during 1882. 

The North-End branch was open 177 days during 1883. 
e The Dorchester branch was closed one day, for repairs, during 1884. 
/ The East Boston and North-End branches were closed 44 and 25 woi 
respectively, during 1885. 



g The South-End branch was closed 15 working-days during the period from 
to December 31, 1885. 

^ The North-End branch was open only 198 days in 1886. 

i The South Boston branch was closed 36 working-days, and the East ] 
branch 4 working-days in 1887. 



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APPENDIX XIII. 

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Percentage of 


Use. 


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77 


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76 


7 j 74.3 


61.11 


79 


73.7 


78.6 


73.11 


74.3 


63.83 


80 


75 


70 


75 


68.65 


11. 


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6 


3 


5.96 


6 


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5 


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6 


7.4 


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6 


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6 


4 


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9 


16 


7 


14 


7.36 


III. 


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4.08 


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4 


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3 


6 


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4 


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2 


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3 


3.7 


3.2 


6.51 


4 


32 


3.7 


3.91 


2 


4 


3 


6 


3 


4 


4 


27 


6.32 


IV. 


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


9.24 


3.42 


3 


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3 


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6.55 


5 


1.5 4.9 


9.44 


3 


3 


3 


3.6 


4.6 


6.69 


5 


4 


4.S 


8.78 


3 


5 


3 


5 


4 


8 


4 


3 


4.64 


V. 
VI. 
VII. 




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CLASSES. 
The fljfures give the relative per- 



Fiction and jtivenileB * 67.53 



Hietory and biography 
Travels and voyages . 



Science, arts, tine and Hsefiil, the- 
ology, law, medicine, professions 



PeriodicaJB .... 

Foreign langimgeB 
Miscellaneous . . 



70.04 


70.38 


6.84 


5.77 


4.97 


2.88 


4.37 


6.86 


8.15 


3.29 


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4.31 


5 


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fur lft84 and 18S5 (t-nding April 30) do 



*A large number of the juveniles ai 

Hooks taken out on white slips and returned the t 

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not fiction, 
ne day are not included. 
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the classificatii 



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5 


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6 


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3 


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13 


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9 


10 


11 


9 


10 


8 


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10 


10 


10 


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64 



City Document No. 13. 



APPENDIX XYIIL 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 



General Library Accounts. 



Binding materials 

Binding books 

Books 

I'eriodicals * 

Expense 

Fuel 

Furniture, etc 

Gas 

I'rinting and cataloguing . . 

Stationery 

Salaries 

Transportation, postage, etc. 

Rents 

Repairs 

Electric lighting 



Total 



1888. 
(Jan. 1-Dec. 31.) 



City appro- 
priations. 



$2,259 00 

17,000 00 

2,076 00 

2,076 00 

1,165 00 

4,653 00 

6,460 00 

777 OO 

76,413 00 

2,123 00 

3,600 00 

2,066 00 



$120,668 00 



Expended. 



$990 
3,119 

19,015 
4,372 
2,692 
3,430 
] ,297 
5,721 
5,385 
1,184 

74,075 

2,652 

2,956 

774 

433 



$128,100 97 



Received from fines and 
sales of catalogues. 



Year. 



1877 
1878 
1879 
1880 
1881 
1882 
18S3 
1884 
1885 
1885 
(8 mos.) 
1886 
1887 
1888 



$3,092 12 

3,266 31 

2,618 32 

2.984 12 

3,497 03 

2,945 74 

3,2. '3 14 

3,018 01 

2,952 86 

1,965 51 

3,000 00 

3,021 20 

3,192 76 



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

Note. — The expenditures i'or books cover the cost of tliowe chargeable to the trust.funds 
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. 

Hills accruing subsequently to the middle of March (when the last requisition of the 
year, payable April 1st, is approved) will be audited in the subsequent year's account, 
beginning nominally May Ist. In this way books added between March Inth and May 1st 
may be counted in one year, and paid for in the subsequent year. The cost of maintaining a 
branch after the first year makes part of the general items of the several appropriations. 

The money for books bought on account of the Kellowes .Vtheno'um is spent under the 
direction of the book committee of the trustees of the Fellowes fund. 

Before June 10, 1887, the amount received from tines and sales of catalogues was paid into 
the City Treasury ; at that date an ordinance of the city went into efl'eet, which authorizes 
tlie trustees to retain this money and expend it for the general purposes of the Library. 

NORTH-END BRANCH. 
City Appropriation, ^4,000. 

{Salaries $672 48 

Hooks 705 71 

Expense 1,027 86 

Amount actually expended $2,406 05 

iSN't * Balance of CItv appropriation 1,593 95 

*""••»• i Expended for books 186 08 

( Balance $1,407 87 

188-1. ] Books $415 08 

' Alterations and repairs 506 51 

921 59 

$486 28 
IS*."*. Books 281 20 

$205 08 
( Books 95 54 

1886. \ 

( Balance $109 54 

( Books 23 65 

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i Balance $85 89 

1888. Books 85 89 



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66 



City Document No. 13. 



APPENDIX XX. 



LIBRARY SERVICE. 

CDec. 31, 1888.) 



Name. 



M ELLEN Chamberlain 

Jnmes L. Whitney . . . 
Jo86 F. Garret 



Louis F. Gray . . . 
Adelaide A. Nichols 
Effie L. Gibba . . . 
John J. Keenan . . 



ToUl 



Lindsay Swift .... 
Arthur J. Knowles . . 
Elizabeth T. Reed . . 
Carrie K. Burnell . . 
Annie C. Miller . . . 
Ida W. Gould .... 
Mary H. Rollins . . . 
Anna C. D.Keen . . . 
Dora L. Cutler .... 
Lillian F. Seaver . . . 
Julia C. Twickler . . 
Card Catalogues. 
Edward B. Hunt . . . 
Alice Browne .... 
Michael F. Duffley . . 



.2 a> 



1878 

1869 
1875 

1868 
1868 
1888 
1885 



Position, duties, etc. 



Librarian and Clerk of the cor- 
poration . 



James L. Whitney . 

Job6 F. Carret 1875 



1878 
1888 
1873 
1881 
1881 
1884 
1886 
1887 
1887 
1888 
1882 

1883 
1883 
1886 



Principal Assistant Librarian . . 

Registrar and Curator of Patents 
and Engravings 



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Librarian's Secretary 

Auditor and Cashier 

Stenographer and Typewriter 
Librarian's Runner 



Principal of the department . . 

Registrar, Curator of Patents and 
Engravings, and Reviser . . . 



Assistant 

Assistant 

Assistant 

Assistant 

Assistant • 

Assistant in Patent-room, ©tc. 

Assistant 



Assistant 
Assistant 
Assistant 
Assistant 



Curator of officers' card catalog. 

Assistant 

Runner 



Total 15 



Public Libkary. 



67 



LIBRARY SERVICE. — Continued. 



1 

a 

a 
a, 

C 


Name. 


^8 

a <" 


Position, duties, etc. 


c « a 
O O 


extra service. 
Total 
employed. 




Harriet N. Pike .... 

Edith D. Fuller 

Agnes R. Darae 

Mary A. McG rath . . . . 

Michael F. Melledy .... 

Daniel F. Mahoncy .... 

Total 


1867 
1879 
1883 
1868 

1887 
1887 


Chief Clerk 






s 
■si 
s s 


Associate Clerk 






Assistant 

Runner ... 




§. 




6 


• 












Appleton p. C. Griffin, 

William Roflfe 

William Walsh 

George Hamilton 

Matthew T. Keenan . , . 
Total 


1865 
1881 
1888 
1888 
1886 








1 


Ass't in charge of repairs, etc. . . 




1 










< 
<< 




5 














Arthur Mason Knapp . 
Lydia F. Knowles .... 
Louise A. Twickler .... 

Agnes C. Doyle 

Alice M. Putnam 

George A. Phillips .... 

Edward T. Daley 

William H. Harvey .... 

Henry D. Gray 

Martin J. Conroy 

George C. Remlinger . . 
Total 


1875 
1867 
1881 

1885 
1886 
1888 
1888 
1888 
1888 
1888 
1889 


Librarian of Bates Hall 


11 . 






Receiving Clerk 










? 












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. 11 














Edward Tij-yANY .... 

Mary A. Jenkins 

Frank C. Bliusdell .... 

Edwin F. Rice ." 

Caroline E. J. Poree . . . 

Sarah A. Mack 

Eliza J. Mack 

Annie G. Shea 


1878 
1877 
1876 

1885 
1859 
1863 
1863 
1874 


Librarian of Lower Hall .... 

Assistant Librarian ........ 

Curator of Lower Hall card 






o 


Clerk for registration and fines . 

Reading room Clerk 

Delivery Clerk 






Receiving Clerk 

Assistant 





68 



City Document No. 13. 



LIBRARY S'EUVICE. — Continued. 



Name. 



Mary Sheridan . . ■ 
Rebecca J. Briggs . 
Agnes M. Murray , 
Elinor S. Briggs . , 
Ella K. Murray . . 
NelUeM. Riley. . . 
Annie G. Murphy. , 
Evening Service. 
Fred W. Blaisdell , 



William Roffe . . . 
Amelia McGrath . . 
William L. Day . . 
Freeman L. Zittel . 
John W. Regan . , 
John J. Reardon . , 
Joseph A . Hogan . 
James F. Daily . 
Otto A. Heimann . 
Total , 



1880 
1881 
1885 
1885 
1886 
1888 
1888 

1886 

1884 
1885 
1881 
1885 
1887 
1887 
1888 
1888 
1886 



Position, duties, etc. 



3.1 



Assistant . 
Assistant . 
Assistant . 
Assistant , 
Assistant . 
Assistant . 
Assistant , 



Registration Clerk and Sunday 
service 



Reading-room . 
Delivery Clerk . 
Receiving Clerk 
Runner .... 



Runner 
Runner 
Runner 
Runner 
Runner 



■oJ: 



4, « 4, 



26 



William E. Ford . . . 
John L. Williams . . . 

John White 

William Monahan . . . 

Extra daily Assistants. 

Total 



1858 
1886 
1880 
1883 



Janitor 

Night Watchman 

Porter 

Porter 



Frank Ryder . . . 
Dennis J. Collins . 
Wm. Herastead . 
Sarah E. Bowen . 
Mary G. Moriarty 
John F. Murphy . 
Total 



1883 
1888 
1883 
1876 
1875 
1883 



Forwarder . 
Finisher . . 
Pressman . 
Forewoman 
Sewer . . . 
Apprentice . 



Public Library. 

LIBRARY SERVICE. — Continued. 



69 



a 

a 

u 
a 

« 


Name. 


-an 


Position, duties, etc. 


Is 

n 

q oD 
O 


On time and 
extra service. 

Total 
employed. 




Sarah C. Godbold . . . 

Alice M. Wing 

Emma D. Coleman .... 
Emma W. Flanders . . , 

Lizzie McBride 

Helen E. Eldridge .... 
Olive P. Littlefield .... 

George II. Hosea 

Total 


1871 

187-2 \ 

1888) 

1888 

1886 

1888 

1888 

1873 




i 


1 
3 




1 

8 


First Assistants 

Second Assistant 

Extra Assistant 




■S 
1 














^ 












g 














N. Josephine Bijllard . 

Ellen A. Eaton 

Idalene L. Sampson . . . 

Reata Watson 

Alice B. Orcutt 

Lilla F.Davis 

Lena Parker 

Sarah Baker 

Joseph Baker 

Total 


1883 

1872 1 

1877) 

1877 1 

1884) 

1881 

1877 

1887 

1872 




i; 


3 




1 

s 

1 


First Assistants 

Second Assistants 




(^ 
















^ 



























Helen M. Bell 

Elizabeth C. Berry .... 

Dora Puffer 

Sarah W. Griggs 

Mary E. Griffith 

Katie F. Albert 

Emma Bollig 

Julia G. Hagerty 

Charles R. Curtis 

Total 


1878 

1877 1 

1878) 

1884) 

1885) 

1883 

1888 

1883 

1873 




\\ 


3 




s 

1 


First Assistants 

Second Assistants 












fti 












6 








9 



70 



City Document No. 13. 

LIBRARY SERVICE. — Continued. 



a 

V 

s 

r 

1 


Name. 




Position, duties, etc. 


Is 

n 

O 


U 

a » 
O 


a/ 

>. 

o 

— a, 

BS 
o <o 




Elizabeth F. Cart£e . . 

Annie E. Eberle 

Mary P. Swain 

Susan E. Livermore . . . 
Alice G. Willoughby . . . 

Lydia E. Eberle 

Emma L. Willoughby . . 
Thomas E. Smith 

Total 


1886 
1874 1 
1878) 
1879 1 
1882) 
1881 
1882 
1869 




1 

i: 


1 
1 

2 




s 

1 

8 

s 


First Assistants 

Second Assistants 




"w 








g 




1 

6 








R 














Mart E. Brock 

Mary F. Grailey 

Sara R. Brock 

James M. Brock 

Total 


1875 
1880 
1880 
1878 




1 
1 


■ 
1 

1 




1 


Second Assistant 




^ 




1 
3 




1 




4 














Mart Q. Coffin 

Mary J. Sheridan 

Lucy Adelaide Wataon . . 
Frances Willard Pike . . . 

Edward Norman 

Edward Davenport .... 

Total 


1874 

1875 

1880 

1881 j 

1885 

1874 




1 

1 

i; 

1 
1 

6 






1 


First Assistant 




Second Assistants 


. . 


< 






^ 




6 














Margaret A. Sheridan . 

Maud M. Morse 

Florence Richards .... 
Mary A. Arkinson .... 

Emma Lynch 

Benjamin J. Donovan . . . 
Everett Damon 

Total 


1875 

1877 

1876 i 

1881 ) 

1885) 

1887) 

1887 




1 

1 

i: 

h 


1 
1 










1 


Second Assistants 




< 










6 


7 



Public Library. 

LIBRARY SERVICE. — Concluded. 



71 



a 
v> 

1 

n. 


Name. 


a " 
P4 


Position, duties, etc. 


a . 

a « 
O 


i 

a « 
O 


i 

5 a 

O tt> 


< 


Anna J. Barton .... 

Nellie F. Riley 

Margaret S. Barton .... 

Charles C. Cook 

Timothy Johnson .... 
Total 


1876 
1878 
1882 

1887 
1887 






1 
1 




§ 






8 


Second Assistant, 




«S 









•? 




5 












Eliza R.Davib 

Catherine G. J. Mooney . 

John McCarthy 

Total 


1887 
1884 
1886 










1^ 


Second Assistant 


• ^ 


^c 




3 












•0 

1 


Mary A. Hill 

Julia W. Richards .... 
Harriet L. Atkinson . . . 

Lottie R. Curtis 

Samuel T. Bowthorpe . . 

Bessie G. Fairbrother . . 

Total 


1875 

1884 
1882 
1886 
1885 
1886 


Custodian, Lower Mills 

Custodian, West Roxbury . . . 

Custodian, Mattapan 

Custodian, Neponset 

Custodian, Roslindale 

Custodian, Mt. Bowdoin .... 


6 




6 













72 



City Document No. 13. 



SUMMARY. 

Librarian, Register, Secretary, Auditor, Ste 

nographer, and Runner 
Catalogue department . 
Purchase and Entry Department 
Shelf department . 
Bates Hall circulation department 
Lower Hall circulation department, day, 

ing, and Sunday service 
Janitor's department 
Bindery 



East Boston branch 
South Boston branch 
Roxbury branch 
Charlestown branch 
Brighton branch 
Dorchester branch 
South-End branch . 
Jamaica Plain branch 
North-End branch 
Deliveries 



Total 



Grand total 



6 

15 

6 

5 

II 

15 
4 
6 

5 

6 
6 
6 
3 
6 
6 
4 
3 
6 

119 
24 

143 



10 



Central Library. 

68 regulars. 
10 extras. 

78 



Branches. 
51 regulars. 
I I 14 extras. 



1 j 65 

'J 



24 



AGENTS. 

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

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

Messrs. N. Triibner & Co., London. 

Mr. F. W. ('hristern and M. Charles Reinwald, New York and Paris. 

Deuerlicli'sche Buchhandlung, Gottingen. 

Signorina Giulia Alberi, Florence. 

Senor Don Juan F. Riano, Madrid. 



LOCATION OF THE BRANCH LIBRARIES AND DELIVERY 

STATIONS. 

East Boston branch, old Lyman School building. Meridian street. 

South Bostim branch, 372 West Broadway, cor. E street. 

Roxbury branch, 46 Millmont street. 

Charlestown branch, old City Hall, City square, Charlestown. 

Brighton branch, Holton Library building, Rockland street. 

Dorchester branch, Arcadia, cor. Adams street. 

South-End branch, English High School building, Montgomery street. 

Jamaica Plain branch, Curtis Hall, Centre street, Jamaica Plain. 

North- End branch, cor. Salem and North Bennet streets. 

Lower Mills delivery station, Washington street, near River street. 

Mattapan delivery station. River, cor. Oakland street. 

Mount Bowdoin delivery station, Washington, cor. Eldon street. 

Neponset delivery station, Wood's block. 

Roslindale delivery station, Florence, cor. Ashland street. 

West Roxbury delivery station, Centre, near Mt. Vernon street. 



Public Library. 



73 



APPENDIX XXr. 



EXAMINATION OF THE LIBRARY. 





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1.269 
347 

2,226 
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3,174 
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2,145 
212 


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2,606 

1,872 
168 

561 
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1,565 

1,288 
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310 
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1,304 
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63 book* missing in previous years from tho Lower Hall have reappeared. 



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75 



APPEOT)IX XXIII. 

EXAMINING COMMITTEES FOR THIRTY-SEVEN YEARS. 

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



Abbott, Hon. J. G., 1870. 
Abbott, S. A. B., 1880. 
Adams, Nehemiah, D.D., 1860. 
Adams, Wm. T., 1875. 
Alger, Rev. Wm. R., 1870. 
Andrew, Hon. John F , 1888. 
Appleton, Hon. Nathan, 1854. 
Apthorp, Wm. F., 1883. 
Arnold, Howard P., 1881. 
Aspinwall, Col. Thomas, 1860. 
Attwood, G., 1877. 
Bailey, Edwin C, 1861. 
Ball, Joshua D., 1861. 
Banars, Edward, 1887. 
Barnard, James M., 1866. 
Bartlett, Sidney, 1869. 
Beebe, James M., 1858. 
Beecher, Kev. Edward, 1854. 
Bigelow, Jacob, M.D., 1857. 
Bigelow, Hon. John P., 1856. 
Blagden, George W.. D.D., 1856. 
Blake, John G., !/./)., 1883. 
Bodfish, Rev. Joshua P., 1879. 
Bowditch, Henry I., M.D., 18.55. 
Bowditch, Henry /., M.D., 1865. 
Bowditch, H. P., M.D., 1881. 
Bowditch, J. Ingersoll, 1855. 
Bowman, Alfonzo, 1867. 
Bradford, Charles F., 1868. 
Brewer, Thomas M., 1865. 
Brooks, Rev. Phillips, 1871. 
Browne, Causten, 1876. 
Buckingham. C. E., M.D., 1872. 
Burroughs, Rev. Henry, jr., 1869. 
Chadwick, James R., M.D., 1877. 
Chanev, Rev. George L., 1868. 
Chase,' George B., 1876. 
Chase, George B., 1877, 1885. 
Cheney, Mrs., Ednah D., 1881. 
Clapp, William W., jr., 1864. 
Clarke, James Freeman, D.D., 1877. 
Clarke, .James Freeman, D.D., 1882. 
Collar, Wm. C, 1874. 
Cudworth, Warren H., D.D., 1878. 



Curtis, Charles P., 1862. 

Curtis, Daniel S., 1872. 

Curtis, Thos. B., M.D., 1874. 

Cushing, Thomas, 1885. 

Dalton, Charles H., 1884. 

Dana, Samuel T., 1857. 

Dean, Benj., 1873. 

Denny, Henry G., 1876. 

Dexter, Rev. Henry M., 1866. 

Dillingham, Rev. Pitt, 1886. 

Dix, James A., 1860. 

Doherty, Philip J., 1888, 

Donahoe, Patrick, 1869. 

Durant, Henry F., 1863. 

Duryea, Jos. T., D.D., 1880. 

Dwight, John S., 1868. 

Dwight, Thomas, M.D., 1880. 

Eastburn, Manton, D.D., 1863. 

Eaton, William S., 1887. 

Edes, Henry H., 1886. 

Eliot, Samuel, LL.D., 1868. 

Ellis, Arthur B., 1888. 

Ellis, Calvin, M.D., 1871. 

Ellis, Geo. E., D.D., 1881. 

Endicott, William, jr., 1878. 

Evans, George W., 1887, 1888. 

Field, Walbridge A., 1866. 

Fields, James T., 1872. 

Foote, Rev. Henry W., 1864. 

Fowle, William F., 1864. 

Freeland, Charles W., 1867. 

Frost, Oliver, 1854. 

Froihingham, Richard, 1876. 

Fitz, Reginald H., 1879. 

Furness, Horace Howard, LL.D., 

1882. 
Gannett, Ezra S., D.D., 1855. 
Gay, George H., 1876. 
Gilchrist, Daniel S., 1872. 
Gordon, George A., />./>., 1885. 
Gould, A. A., M.D., 1864. 
Grant, Robert, 1884. 
Gray, John C, jr., 1877. 
Green, Samuel A., M.D., 1868. 



76 



City Document No. 13. 



Greenoug//, William W., 1858, 1874, 

1883, 1886. 
Grinnell, Rev. C. E., 1874. 
Hale, Rev. Edward E., 1858. 
Hale, Mrs. George S., 1887, 1888. 
Hale. Moses L., 1862. 
Haskins, Rev. Georsre F., 1865. 
Hassam, John T.. 1885. 
Hayes, ffon. F. B., 1874. 
Haynes, Henry W., 1879. 
Haynes, Henry W., 1881, 1884. 
Hayward, George, M.D., 1863. 
Heard, John, jr., 1888. 
Heard, John T., 1853. 
Herford, Brooke, D.D., 1884. 
Herrick, Samuel E., D.D., 1888. 
Higginson, Thomas W., 1883. 
Hill, Clement Hugh, 1880. 
Hillard, J/on. George S., 1853. 
Hillard, Hon. George S., 1873. 
Hodges, Richard M., M.D., 1870. 
Holmes, Edward J., 1881, 1884. 
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Holmes, Oliver W., jr., 1882. 
Homans, Charles 1) , M.D., 1867. 
Homans, Mrs. Charles D., 1885, 1886, 

1887. 
Homer, George, 1870. 
Homer. Peter T., 1857. 
Hubbard. William J., 1858. 
Hunnewell, James F., 1880. 
Hv<le, George B., 187!>. 
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Jenkins, Charles E., 1879. 
Jewell, I/on. Harvey, 1863. 
Jordan, El)en D., 1873. 
Kidder, Henry V.. 1870. 

Kimball, David P., 1874. 
Kimball. Henry II., 1865. 
Kirk, Edward N., D.D., 1859. 
Lawrence, Hon. Abbott, 1853. 

Lawrence, Abbott, 1859. 
Lawrence, James, 1855. 

Leu-is, Weston, 1872, 1878. 

Linc(dn, Hon. F. W., 1856. 

Lincoln, Solomon, 1886. 

Little, James L., 18';4. 

Lombard, Prof. Josiah L., 1868. 

Loring, Hon. Charles G., 1855. 

Lothrop, Loring, 1866. 

Lowell, Augustus, 1883. 

Lowell, Edward J., 1885. 

Lunt, Hon. George, 1874. 

Lyman, George H., M.D., 1885. 

Manning, Rev. Jacob M., 1861. 

Mason, Rev. Charles, 1857. 

Mason, Robert M., 1869. 

Maxwell, J. Audlev, 1883. 

Metcalf, Rev. Theodore A., 1888. 

Minns, Thomas, 1864. 

Minot, Francis, 1866. 

Morrill, Charles J., 1885. 

Morse, John T., jr., 1879. 

Morse, Robert M., jr., 1878. 



Morton, Hon. Ellis W., 1871. 

Mudge, Hon. E. R., 1871. 

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Noble, John, 1882. 

Norcross, Otis, 1880. 

O'Brien, Hugh, 1879. 

O'Reilly, John Boyle, 1878. 

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1884, 1885. 
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1859, 1863, 1866. 
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Williams, Harold, M.D., 1888. 



Williamson, William C, 1881. 
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Woodbury, Charles Levi, 1871. 
Woolson, Mrs. Abba Goold, 188i 
Wright, Hon. Carroll D., 1884. 



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City Document No. 13. 



APPENDIX XXIY. 

TRUSTEES FOR THIRTY-SEVEN YEARS. 

The Honorable Edward Everett was President of the Board 
from 1«52 to 1864 ; the late George Ticknor in 1865 ; 
William \Y. Greenough, Esq., from 1866 to April, 1888. 
Samuel A. B. Abbott, Esq., is the present incumbent. 

The Board for 1852 was a preliminar}^ organization ; that 
for 1853 made what is called the first annual report. It 
consisted of one alderman and one common councilman, and 
five citizens at large, till 1867, when a revised ordinance 
made it consist of one alderman, two common councilmen, 
and six citizens at large, two of whom retired, unless re- 
elected, each year, while the members from the City Council 
were elected yearly. In 1878 the organization of the Board 
was changed to include one alderman, one councilman, and 
five citizens at large, as before 1867 ; and in 1885, by the pro- 
visions of the amended city charter, the representation of the 
city government upon the Board by an alderman and a 
councilman was abolished, leaving the Board, as at present, 
cousistins: of five citizens at large. 



Abbott, Samuel A. B., 1879-88. 
Allen, James B., 1852-53. 
Appleton, Thomas G., 1852-57. 
Barnes, Joseph H., 1871-72. 
BiOELOw, John P., 1852-G8. 
Bowditch, Henry I., 1865-68. 
Bradlee, John T., 186'J-70. 
Bradt, Herman 1)., 1872-7.3. 
Braman, Jarvis D., 1868-69. 
Braman, Jarvis I)., 1869-72. 
Brown, J. C. J., 1861-62. 
BurdiU, Charles A., 1873-76. 
Carpenter, George O., 1870-71. 
Chase, George B., 1877-85. 
Clark, John M., 1855-56. 
Clark, John T., 1873-78. 
Clarke, James Freeman, 1878-8{ 
Clapp, William W., jr., 1864-66. 
Coe, Henry F., 1878. 
Crane, Samuel 1)., 1860-61. 
Cdrtis, Daniel S., 1873-75. 
Dennie, George, 1858-60. 
Dickinson, M. F., jr., 1871-72. 
Drake, Henry A., 1863-64. 
Erving, Edward S., 1852. 
Everett, Edward, 1852-64. 
Flynn, James J., 1883. 
Frost, Oliver, 1854-55; 1856-58. 
Frothingham, Richard, 1875-79. 



Gaffield, Thomas, 1867-68. 
Green, Samuel A., 1868-78. 
Greenough, William W., 1856-88. 
Guild, Curtis, 1876-77; 1878-79. 
Harris, William G., 1869-70. 
Haynes, Henry W., 1858-59. 
Haynes, Henry W., 1880-88. 
HiLLARD, George S., 1872-75; 1876- 

77. 
Howes, Osborne, jr., 1877-78. 
Ingalls, Melville E., 1870-71. 
Jackson, Patrick T., 1864-66. 
Jenkins, Edward J., 1885. 
Keith, James M., 1868-70. 
Kimball, David P., 1874-76. 
Lawrence, James, 1852. 
Lee, John H., 1884-85. 
Lewis, Weston, 1867-68. 
Lewis, Weston, 1868-79. 
Lewis, Winslow, 1867. 
Little, Samuel, 1871-73. 
Messinger, George W., 1855. 
Morse, Godfrey, 1883-84. 
Morton, Ellis W., 1870-73. 
Munroe, Abel B., 1854. 
Newton, Jeremi.ih L., 1867-68. 
Niles, Stephen R., 1870-71. 
O'Brien, Hugh, 1879-82. 
Pease, Frederick, 1872-73. 



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Perkins, William E., 1873-74. 
Perry, Lyman, 1852. 
Plummer, Farnham, 1856-57. 
Pope, Benjamin, 1876-77. 
Pope, Richard, 1877-78. 
Pratt, Charles E,, 1880-82. 
Pierce, Phineas, 1888. 
Prince, Frederick O., 1888. 
Putnam, George, 1868-77. 
Reed, Sampson, 1852-53. 
Sanger, George P., 1860-61. 
Sears, Philip H., 1859-60. 
Seaver, Benjamin, 1852. 
Shepard, Harvey N., 1878-79. 
Shurtleff, Nathaniel B., 1852-68. 
Stebbins, Solomon B., 1882-83. 



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



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