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THIRTY- EIGHTH 



ANNUAL EEPOKT. 



1889. 



[Document 43 — 1890.] 



CITY OF 




BOSTON. 



THIRTY-EIGHTH REPORT 

or THE 

TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

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The Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston 
have the honor to present to the City Council their thirty - 
eighth annual 

REPORT. 

The Trustees are required by the City Ordinances to> 
''appoint 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." During the past few 
years, in order to secure a thorough examination of the 
Library, they have given much thoughtful consideration to 
the constitution and appointment of this committee. The 
committee appointed last year (1888), in their annual report 
oomplained " that they felt themselves handicapped : first, 
by the fact that they were entirely new to the service ; and 
second, by the narrow limit of the time to which their work 
was necessarily restricted." The Trustees appreciated the 
justice of this complaint, and in order to secure an experi- 
enced committee, and to give that committee, when appointed, 
all possible time for their work, they reappointed early in 
January, as members of the new committee, all those who 
had served on that of the previous year. Some of these, for 
different reasons, declined to serve another year, and their 
places were filled by new appointments. As finally consti- 
tuted, the committee consisted of Mrs. Abba Goold Woolson, 



2 City Document No. 48. 

Miss Alice Lee, Mr. J. Wingate Kollins, Rev. Theodore A. 
Metcalf, Mr. Charles Henry Parker, Dr. Harold Williams, 
Rev. Samuel E. Herrick, D.D., Mr. George W. Evans, 
Mr. Harvey N. Shepard, Mr. Arthur B. Ellis, Mr. John 
Heard, Jr., with Hon. F. O. Prince, of the Trustees, as 
chairman. The result of their investigations as embodied in 
their report to the Trustees is presented herewith. 

The Trustees have very carefully considered this report, 
and fully appreciate the great value of the practical recom- 
mendations contained in it. Many of them will be acted 
upon at once, but as to others, action may have to be de- 
ferred for the present. 

Owing to the change of hours in Bates Hall made late in the 
year, the scientific and historical volumes in that collection 
are now accessible to the public during as many hours as they 
would be if in the Lower Hall. There has been of late 
years a tendency to regard the Lower Hall as a branch of the 
Central Library rather than as an integral part of it. In 
point of fact, however, this hall was established and has been 
maintained for the sake of convenience, and to keep the 
more popular and more constantly used books where they 
could be more easily given out by the attendants. At 
present the force in Hates Hall can supply the demand for 
the class of books mentioned. For these reasons the 
Trustees think it would be best to defer action for the 
present upon the first recommendation of the committee. 

The Trustees will act at once upon the recommendation in 
regard to the ventilation of the Lower Hall. It seems to 
them, however, that it is very doubtful if anything can make 
any improvement in the condition of this room. A great 
number of attempts have been made to ventilate it, but none 
have thus far been successful. 

The Trustees would respectfully call the attention of* the 
City Council to the remarks of the Examining Committee 
upon the condition of the South End Branch, and to the 
changes recommended. This is a very large and useful 
branch, and certainly deserves to have better quarters than 
those at present occupied by it. The Trustees would gladly 
carry out the suggestions of the Examining Committee, if it 

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were possible for them to do so with the funds at their dis- 
posal. As it is, nothing can be done without the aid of a 
special appropriation. 

The committee recommend that reading-rooms be estab- 
lished tr in connection with those delivery stations not so 
provided." This matter is respectfully referred to the City 
Council, as the Trustees have no funds at their disposal that 
can be applied for this purpose. The present number of 



Public Library. 3 

reading-rooms cannot be increased without a considerable ad- 
dition to the annual appropriations. 

The question of providing suitable apparatus for protec- 
tion against fire in the different branches has been carefully 
considered by the Trustees. Most of the branch libraries 
and delivery stations are in buildings that are not under their 
control, and are so situated that they must be left to the gen- 
eral protection afforded by the fire department of the city. 
During the year the Trustees have called the attention of 
the City Council to the situation of the Charlestown Branch, 
and have suggested the advisability of insuring this collec- 
tion, which is very valuable. In the light of recent events 
they have felt called upon to make some considerable expen- 
diture in order to insure the greatest possible protection for 
the Central Library, as this collection, which is of inestimable 
value, is in a peculiarly exposed condition. 

Administration. 

The details of the administration of the Library during 
the past year will be found in the report of the Librarian, 
submitted herewith and in the various appendixes accompa- 
nying it. The report shows that there has been a very 
gratifying increase in the general circulation. The whole 
number of books and periodicals used exceeds that of any 
previous year in the history of the Library. Some years 
ago the Trustees made a determined effort, that has been 
steadily maintained, to raise the standard of the books sup- 
plied to the public. At first their policy resulted in a con- 
siderable decrease in the circulation, but the call for the 
better class of books has constantly increased, until during 
the present year the use of the Library has been greater than 
ever before. This result is very gratifying, as showing a 
growing demand for wholesome literature. 

On the 16th of December Bates Hall was for the first time 
in the history of the Library opened to the public in the 
evening. During the few remaining evenings of the year 
the number of persons who availed themselves of the privi- 
leges thus offered, while not sufficient materially to affect the 
volume of circulation for the year, was large enough to 
assure the success of the experiment. Thus far the attend- 
ants in the evening have been taken from the regular day 
force ; but it soon will be necessary to employ persons for 
this service only. 

The accessions of books during the year amounted to 
22,932, and the total number of books in the Library on 
December 31, after deducting books lost and condemned, was 
520,508. 



4 City Document No. 48. 

The total number of books and periodicals issued during 
the year was 1,772,487, and of this number but 44 have not 
been recovered from borrowers. In other words, the loss 
has been but 1 in 40,284. Considering how freely books 
are permitted to circulate, this is certainly a very remarkable 
result. Judging from the experience of the past years, it is 
safe to assume that many of the books reported as missing 
will be recovered. In most cases failure to return books is 
attributable to death, change of residence, fire, and other 
causes of a like nature, rather than to the dishonesty of bor- 
rowers. During the past year one book was returned from 
Kansas that had been missing from the shelves for thirty 
years. It will be seen upon examination of Appendix XVI. 
that the percentage of losses has steadily decreased. This 
would seem to indicate an increased appreciation of the privi- 
leges afforded by the Library and a desire not to abuse them. 
The general condition of books that have circulated is very 
good, considering the constant use to which they are sub- 
jected. Cases of malicious mutilation or injury are ex- 
tremely rare, — not more than five or six such cases having 
been reported during the past year. Of course many books 
show marks of constant use, and many have been worn out 
in service. In general, persons using the Library treat the 
books as carefully as they would their own property. There 
is, nevertheless, one matter to which the public attention 
should be directed, and that is to the selfish but not un- 
common habit — due, probably, to thoughtlessness or vanity 
of a certain class of readers — of underlining passages and 
making pencil comments in margins. Offenders in this 
respect seem to forget that such marks deface the pages, and 
annoy sensible readers. This is the single exception to the 
general good treatment of books lent. 

Although a careful investigation fails to show that any dis- 
ease has been spread by means of library books, the Trustees, 
through perhaps excess of caution, have during the year 
made arrangements whereby the Board of Health reports to 
them all the houses in which there is any contagious disease, 
so that books and cards that are returned from such houses 
can be withdrawn from circulation and disinfected. 

In the early part of the year it was found necessary to 
provide additional shelf- room for books at the Central Li- 
brary. After careful consideration it was decided that tem- 
porary relief could be obtained by moving the Patent Library 
to the tine-art- room in the lower part of the building, and 
by utilizing for bound volumes the room occupied by pam- 
phlets. To do this required a considerable expenditure for 
moving, shelving, and binding. As no money was available 



Public Library. 5 

for this purpose from the annual appropriation, a special ap- 
propriation was made by the City Council. It is hoped that 
the space thus gained will he sufficient for the needs of the 
Library until the new building is ready for occupancy. The 
change in the location of the Patent Library renders the 
valuable collection of patent specifications more easy of ac- 
cess for the public. 

Finances. 

A detailed statement of the receipts and expenditures for 
the administration of the Library during the past year will be 
found in Appendix No. XVII., on page 56. The customary 
detailed estimate of the sum necessary for the proper adminis- 
tration of the Library for the financial year 1889-90, amounting 
to $144,375, was submitted to the City Council in February. 
This estimate was the result of long and careful considera- 
tion of the subject by the Trustees. They believed then, and 
they still believe, that this was the smallest sum for which 
the Library could be properly and efficiently administered. 
The City Council reduced this estimate by $20,000, and 
made the appropriation for the year only $124,375. In this 
sum is included the rents of branches and delivery stations, 
amounting to $5,875, and the cost of repairs, amounting to 
$'3, 100, — two items of expense that before 1888 were not paid 
from the sum appropriated for the Library, — leaving avail- 
able for current expenses, $115,400. In 1879 the amount 
appropriated for current expenses was $120,000. The num- 
ber of books then in the Library was 345,734, and the 
number of persons employed was 141. Since that time there 
have been established three reading-rooms and six delivery 
stations ; the number of books has increased to 520,508 ; 
Bates Hall has been opened in the evening, and the demands 
upon the Library from every source have constantly in- 
creased ; but in spite of all this increase in the work re- 
quired, the number of persons employed is at present only 
142. It can be readily seen that, unless a larger sum of money 
is put at the disposal of the Trustees, the efficiency of the in- 
stitution will be seriously impaired. The Examining Commit- 
tee appreciate the inadequacy of the means at the disposal of 
the Trustees for work required of them, and express regret 
that " the appropriation should not be large enough to enable 
them to extend still further the usefulness of the Library." 

The New Library Building. 

The detailed statement of the work done and the amount 
expended upon the new building in Copley square during 



6 City Document No. 48. 

the past year will be found in the annexed report of the 
Clerk of the Works. 

In the early part of the year the Legislature author- 
ized the City to borrow $1,000,000, outside of the debt 
limit, for the purpose of the continuation of the work 
upon this building. In the act authorizing this loan it was 
made the duty of the Trustees to sell the land and building 
now occupied by the Central Library on or before the matur- 
ity of the loan, and to pay the proceeds of the sale lo the 
Sinking -Fund Commissioners, to constitute a sinking-fund 
against the indebtedness incurred under the act. The 
amount of the loan authorized was considerably less than 
was asked for 03- the Trustees, and will not be enough to 
enable them to complete the building. Bids for the stone 
and brick masonry necessary for the completion of the build- 
ing were advertised for in May ; but all the bids made, 
being found unsatisfactory, were rejected, and new bids 
then asked for. In the new competition Messrs. Wood- 
bury & Leighton were awarded the contract. The Trustees 
have every reason to be satisfied with the work, which is 
subjected to the most thorough and careful inspection at 
all stages. During the winter it was thought advisable 
to suspend work, but since it has been resumed the building 
has been carried up as rapidly as was considered advisable, 
in view of the nature of the ground and the massiveness of 
the structure. It is to be hoped that the building will be 
roofed in by the first of January, 1891. 

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

Trustees. 



Public Library. 



REPORT OF THE EXAMINING COMMITTEE, 1889. 

The committee appointed to examine the Public Library in 
its various departments and relations for the year 1889 
respectfully present the following 

REPORT. 

The work having been appointed to various sub-committees 
at as early a period in the year as was practicable, each sub- 
committee has done its work independently, and, for the most 
part, by individual investigation, without waiting upon a 
chairman's call. The experience of the preceding year was 
found to have been of great service in familiarizing the mem- 
bers of the committee personally with the various depart- 
ments of the work of the Library, and both time and labor 
could be used more efficiently. It is only just to say that 
increased experience has given to the committee a more ad- 
equate apprehension of the number and magnitude of the 
difficulties to be encountered in the administration of such an 
institution as the Boston Public Library, and a better appre- 
ciation of the wisdom, patience, and fidelity of those who 
are conducting it. Your committee would find it not diffi- 
cult to discover room for suggestions equal in number and 
importance to those which were made last year ; but pro- 
tracted observation does not always increase the observer's 
confidence in the value of his own judgment ; and it quite 
as often turns out true as otherwise, that there are good 
reasons for things being as they are. 

In making the following suggestions the committee realize 
fully the two great restrictive conditions under which the 
work of the Library is at present conducted : the straitness 
of room and the want of money. The one difficulty bein r 
obviated by removal to the new building, it is to be hoped 
that the new dignity of the Library will inspire the generosity 
of civic pride ; and so the second difficulty will disappear in 
the wake of the first. It will then be in order to press sug- 
gestions of all possible improvement. 

Lower Hall. 

Upon the character and efficiency of the general aid ren- 
dered by the employees, your committee have only praise to 
bestow. They have been impressed with the interest and 



8 City Document No. 48. 

devotion shown to the work of the Library and the accom- 
modation of the public. It is, in fact, from actual contact 
with those who use the privileges of the Library that the 
committee feel justified in suggesting that it would foster a 
growing interest, and lead to a higher standard of the books 
supplied, if duplicates of some of the scientific and historical 
volumes, much inquired for, and solely supplied from Bates 
Hall, could be purchased for the Lower Hall. The growing- 
interest in electrical science among the better-informed and 
more ambitious of our mechanics, and an apparent desire for 
increased facilities for historical reading, on the part of ap- 
plicants for books in the Lower Hall, would seem to justify 
some change in this direction. 

A second suggestion, which your committee would respect- 
fully submit, is in regard to the ventilation of the reading- 
room, concerning which complaints have been made. While 
it is not advisable, in view of removal, to incur great expense 
in this direction, it has occurred to the committee that a 
simple and effective improvement could be made by raising 
the lower sashes of the windows two or three inches, and 
rilling the opening with a strip of wood fitted for the purpose, 
containing one or two apertures or funnels, to be opened or 
closed as convenience might dictate. This would have a cor- 
responding opening between the meeting rails in the middle 
of the window, through which a current of air enters and is 
directed towards the ceiling as the hot air ascends. Or, pos- 
sibly, a better result might be reached by ventilating-hoods 
attached to the top of the sash. The air is poisoned so rap- 
idly, where so many people congregate, that it soon becomes 
unfit for breathing: and any remedy that will tend to obvi- 
ate this in any degree would seem to be justified, especially if 
the cost is not great. 

Bates Hall. 

The examination of Bates Hall discloses, as last year, the 
fact that this department is more and more becoming a li- 
brary of consultation and reference, and less of circulation. 
The committee are gratified with the endeavor which has 
been made during the year to keep the Hall open during the 
(■veiling, and trust that the success of the attempt may be 
such as to warrant its continuance. Your committee are 
also unanimous in the opinion that it would be worth while 
to open the Hall for some hours on Sunday afternoons. 

Branches. 

Upon the Branch Libraries your committee report, that 
with a single exception the condition of the branches is 



Public Library. !) 

highly satisfactory, and that their usefulness is demonstrated 
beyond question by their steadily increasing patronage. 
The exception referred to, it is needless to state, is the South- 
End Branch. In their report of last year the Trustees say 
" 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 when the library was installed there, and 
there are at present no funds available with which to procure 
a better one." In the opinion of your committee the condi- 
tion of this branch is such as to demand immediate im- 
provement. At its inception it is easy to see how these 
quarters were well chosen and sufficient. But at the present 
time, with its increasing patronage, it is unsatisfactory in 
the extreme. It is located in a basement or cellar; is 
lighted by gas, which is frequently used in the daytime, and 
is heated by steam. As a consequence, and because of the 
largely increased patronage, the air of the place is terrible, and 
can only be changed by opening the windows, which are on the 
level of the sidewalk. The readers and attendants are thus 
subjected to draughts and to the insults of boys who congre- 
gate at the open windows ; annoyances which to be fully 
realized must be once experienced. It is also the opinion of 
your committee that the situation of the present Branch is 
not sufficiently central for the population it is intended to 
supply, and that it is too near the new building; that, estab- 
lished for the convenience of a population largely composed 
of citizens of foreign extraction and engaged in manufactur- 
ing pursuits, foreign publications and the " Scientific Ameri- 
can " should be added to its periodical lists. With a view to 
securing these changes, your committee urgently recommends 
that a special appropriation be solicited for the complete 
reorganization of this Branch, and if this prove successful it 
suggests that the introduction of the electric light would do 
much towards ameliorating the condition of this Branch. 

In regard to the North-End Branch, your committee is not 
in favor of increasing its library at the present time. But it 
would suggest that the experiment might be tried of furnish- 
ing the librarian with certain of the duplicates now lying 
disused in the Main Library, the same to be issued by her at 
her disci etion for home use among persons not now entitled 
to enjoy the privilege of the home use of books, the inten- 
tion being to restore to usefulness those books which are 
now of no value to any one, to encourage home reading in 
that portion of our population most likely to be benefited by 
education, and possibly to relieve in a measure the somewmat 
crowded condition of the reading-room. Your committee 
would further suggest that reading-rooms be established in 

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10 City Document No. 48. 

connection with those delivery stations not so provided, 
and that suitable apparatus for protection against fire be 
furnished to all the branches and delivery stations. 

Administration and Finance. 

In respect of administration and finance, your committee 
report that there is nothing further to say upon this subject 
than to applaud the action of the Trustees upon the expen- 
diture of the funds at their disposal, and to regret that the 
appropriation should not be large enough to enable them to 
still further extend the usefulness of the Library. 

Public Schools. 

As to the relation of the Library to the public schools, 
your committee suggest to the Trustees that the School 
Committee be requested to furnish to the Library, free of 
charge, a complete set of all the books and publications 
provided by them for the use of scholars in the public 
schools. 

Any report which the committee could make on the 
Patent -room Department of the Library for 1881) would be 
but a repetition of the very full one printed last year ; and as 
the suggestions made at that time, although approved by the 
Trustees, cannot be carried out for want of funds, we think 
it advisable to report merely, that the department is being 
developed slowly, according to the lines laid out at that 
time. The new acquisitions made on the recommendation 
of Mr. Heard are few, and form part of the Librarian's gen- 
eral statement. 

Respectfully submitted, 

SAM'L E. HERRICK, 
ABBA GOOLD WOOLSOtf, 
JOHN HEARD, Jr., 
HAROLD WILLIAMS, 
HARVEY X. SHEPARD, 
J. WINGATE ROLLINS, 
ALICE LEE, 

CHARLES HENRY PARKER, 
GEO. W. EVANS, 
ARTHUR B. ELLIS. 

The lie v. Theodore A. Metcalf, of the Committee, is absent from the country. 



Public Library. 11 



LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. 

To the Trustees : — 

In preparing my annual report, herewith respectfully 
submitted, I have followed the customary order in pre- 
senting subjects, and the usual statistics are to be found 
appended. 

Growth of the Library. 

The accessions of books by purchase, or by gift, have been 
22.932, a somewhat larger number than were added the pre- 
vious year, but of these many were pamphlets already be- 
longing to the Library, now bound singly and located as 
volumes. Of the whole addition, 18,166 have been assigned 
to the Central Library, and 4,766 to the Branches. De- 
ducting books condemned and those lost, the Library con- 
tained, Dec. 31, 1889, 520,508 volumes. 

Mr. Griffin, under whose eye, as Custodian of the Shelves, 
all accessions pass, reports that in the work of completing 
imperfect sets of valuable publications in the Library, a 
special aim this year, good results have been obtained. The 
sets of Surtees society and Suffolk archaeological society pub- 
lications have been completed. The Ordnance notes of the 
United States which were issued in a limited number of copies, 
have been further added to by the kindness of various officers 
connected with the Ordnance Department. Of 357 numbers 
we have 294. It is very desirable to obtain those lacking. 
A large number of books on electrical science have been pur- 
chased, including the "Bulletin Internationale de l'electricite," 
" Revue de l'electricite," " Societe Beige d'electriciens, Bul- 
letin." By the courtesy of the Geological Survey Department 
of the United States, through Mr. Charles C. Darwin, the 
Library has been made one of five or six libraries to receive 
the Survey map sheets, of which there will be about 2,000 
when finished. The}* include 24 sheets devoted to Massachu- 
setts. Among the large illustrated works added, Detaille's 
"L'Armee francaise " and Bechard's " L'Egypte et la Nubie " 
deserve mention. Other noteworthy publications, which are 
sufficiently characterized by their titles, are : " Annales hydro- 
graph iques, 1849-88," 51 vols. ; "European Magazine, 1782- 
1823," 78 vols. ; " Oesterreichische Zeitschrift fur Berg- und 
Huettenwesen, 1853-87," 35 vols.; "Revue canadienne, 
1864-83," 13 vols. ; "Biblioteca de las tradiciones populares 
espaiiolas," 11 vols. 



12 City Document No. 48. 

The section of Slavic history has received the following 
important accessions: "Acta historica res gestas Poloniae 
illustrantia" ; " Compte-rendu de la Commission iniperiale 
archeologique," St. Petersburg, 1860-69; " Monumenta 
medii a?vi historica res gestas Polonise illustrantia," 1874-86; 
" Monumenta spectantia historiam Slavorum meridionalium," 
1868-84, 15 vols. 

Accessions by Gift. 

The list of donors, with the number of books, pamphlets, 
and other printed matter, given by each, is printed as 
an Appendix, but several donations are worthy of special 
notice. Mrs. R. Anne Nichols and Miss Caroline Coddinston 
Thayer, sisters of the late Eliza R. Thayer, allow no year to 
pass without making large additions to what is now known 
us the Thayer Collection, the former having given the last 
year 71 volumes, many of which are costly art collections; 
and the latter, 55 volumes of a similar character. Sixty vol- 
umes given by William P. Upham, Esq., are of great value. 
They comprise about 300 pamphlets of the period of the 
English Commonwealth, collected by his father, the late Rev. 
Charles W. Upham, for historical purposes. Senator Hoar 
has supplied an important lack in the Library of 13 volumes 
of the Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of 
the United States, from 182i» to 1<S61>. The most interesting 
single volume received by gift is that added by Dr. James R. 
Chadwiok, containing 25 numbers of the rare "Independent 
Reflector," published in New York in 1753. Mrs. Gilbert, the 
widow of the late John Gibbs Gilbert, has given 680 volumes, 
and 468 pamphlets of dramatic literature collected by her hus- 
band. Many of these are rare single plays, and nearly all 
those used by her husband, with manuscript notes, casts, and 
other memoranda, showing alterations to adapt them to the 
.^tage. 

The late J. Ingcrsoll Bowditch, who, for many years, 
gave annually $500 for the increase of the Bowditch library 
of mathematical works, by his will created a fund of $10,000, 
which will annually yield a sum sufficient to purchase current 
publications, and occasionally rare old works that come 
upon the market. 

Opening Bates Hall Evenings. 

The time having arrived when, in the judgment of the 
Trustees, the experiment of opening Bates Hall during the 
evening might be fairly tried, and the City Council having 
provided for the cost of the same, on the 16th of Decern- 



Public Library. 13 

her, for the first time, the doors were not closed until !) 
o'clock P.M. 

The experiment thus far fully equals expectation. From 
the opening to the time of the present writing, January 20, 
the number of books loaned averages 56 volumes ; read on 
green slips, 145 ; and the average attendance of readers, 12(5. 
Of this latter class the proportion of nominal readers — that 
is, those who seek the Library because it is light, warm, and 
comfortable — is about the same as during the day ; but of 
the others, the greater part, judging from the works loaned, 
or read in the Hall, are more earnest in their purpose than 
those who come hither during the day. Thus far the Hall 
has been in charge of those who have constant employment 
during the day, and this service may be continued some time 
longer, perhaps, without serious consequences. But if the 
Hall is to be kept open evenings permanently, it will be 
necessary to employ and train a separate force for that 
service. 

The Catalogue Department. 

Mr. Whitney reports that during the past year 32,337 
volumes and pamphlets have been catalogued. Ninety- 
three thousand four hundred and eight cards, properly 
superscribed, have been placed in the Card Catalogue 
drawers at the Central library and Branch libraries. 
The Bulletin has been published, containing the titles of new 
books added to the Library. A new supplementary catalogue 
of the East Boston Branch library is ready for the press, and 
one for the South Boston Branch partly prepared. The time 
of one person has been given to the preparation of a new 
Catalogue of history, biography, and travel for the Lower 
Hall of the Central library, which is as yet incomplete. 

The Index of articles upon American local history in his- 
torical collections, which has appeared in successive numbers 
of the Bulletin, is finished, and has been published separately. 
A new Hand-book for readers is in course of preparation. 
The portion in type contains the new rules and regulations 
of the Library ; a description of the catalogues ; a list of 
books upon reading ; a catalogue of the bibliographies of 
special subjects and library guides in the Library, and an 
index to the bibliographical matter which has appeared in 
library catalogues and in periodicals. This Hand-book will 
also contain a new catalogue of the Indexes to periodicals in 
this Library, both those analyzed in Poole's Index, and also 
those in foreign lamma^es, and those of a scientific and tech- 
nical character, with other matter. 

Work is in progress on a Card Catalogue of English topo- 



14 City Document No. 48. 

graphical literature, which already includes about three 
thousand titles. This may be printed in book form. Ad- 
ditions have been made to the special card catalogues of the 
United States documents, the Bowditch collection of mathe- 
matical works, and Ticknor collection of Spanish books. 
A catalogue of the portraits in this Library already contains 
several thousand entries. 

Members of the Catalogue Department have compared 
about 25,000 pamphlets with the Card Catalogue. Of these 
pamphlets, 15,000, not found to be duplicates, have been 
bound separately, and are being catalogued as fast as 
possible. 

Alcoves. 

The increase of the Library encroaches rapidly upon the 
space designed for the reception of books, and has compelled 
resort to extraordinary means to meet the exigency ; and it 
is apparent that serious embarrassment will come before the 
transfer of the collection from the present building to that 
now in process of erection. 

Circulation. 

For the three hundred and two working days that the 
Library was open, there were issued 1,079,030 volumes to 
borrowers for home use, a daily average of 3,566. These 
figures exceed last year's by 63,183, and are the largest since 
1880. There were 627,264 magazines used in the reading- 
rooms, nearly 50,000 more than were used last year, hitherto 
the year of greatest use, and nearly 76,000 more than were 
used in the next largest year. 

MELLEN CHAMBERLAIN, 

Librarian. 
January 1, 1890. 



Public Library. 15 



REPORT OF THE CLERK OF WORKS ON THE 
NEW PUBLIC LIBRARY BUILDING. 

Foundations. 

The foundations have been finished in the same general 
character as they were commenced, being very thoroughly 
built, and inspected by competent men. 

Superstructure . 

Granite. The granite for the building is of very high 
character, being carefully selected at the quarry, and as 
carefully cut and laid. Any stone which has been found to 
be patched, cracked, or stained has been rejected and re- 
placed by new. Great care has been taken to see that the 
details have been carried out. The bricks and other material 
have been up to the standard. 

Early in the spring a new system of flooring was adopted 
known as the Guastavino Fire-proof system. All the floors 
of the ground floor, including the area outside of the building 
and the arcade, have been constructed on this system, as 
well as the lecture-hall floor, a portion of the stack floors, 
and of the ceiling in the main building ground floor. Tests 
have been made, and all floor tiles not up to the standard 
have been rejected. The iron beams which were obtained for 
the floors of the ground floor are being used for the framing 
above the first floor. 

Concreting. 

The floors throughout the ground floor have been levelled 
up with concrete made of cinders and Portland cement. 

Mortar. 

The cements for all the mortar were tested for tensile 
strength before being accepted for use on the building. 

Delays. 

No work was done on the building from January 1 to 
March 11 on account of winter weather. 

Further delay was caused by the substitution of granite in 
place of brick in the construction of the Blagden-street vesti- 



16 City Document No. 48. 

bule, by the substitution of stone as the material for the 
Boylston-street vestibule, and by the substitution of rolled- 
steel columns, which had to be specially made, in place of 
cast-iron columns for the main building. 

During the season a full-sized model of the Bates Hall 
ceiling has been constructed in the stack, and a full-sized 
model of the main cornice placed at the intended height at the 
corner of the building on Dartmouth and Blagden street. 

Four new contracts have been entered into, viz. : With 
R. Guastavino, on June 25, at certain rates per foot, for 
building tile arches, domes, setting beams, cutting skew- 
backs, etc. ; with Woodbury & Leighton, on July 22, for 
$67#,750, work and materials in the continuation of the erec- 
tion of the building ; with R. C. Fisher & Co., on August 21 , 
$18,600, for furnishing and setting Iowa marble in the en- 
trance hall ; with Batterson, See, & Eisele, on August 21, 
for $69,173, for furnishing and setting Siena marble of stair- 
case and corridor. 

Special orders have been given for all changes both for 
additions and deductions. 



Condition of Building at Present. 

At present the outside walls of the building are on Boyl- 
ston street, about 11 feet above Bates Hall floor. Those 
on Dartmouth street, with the exception of a portion of 
the front, are at the same height. On the Blagden-street 
side the height of the wall of the main building is about the 
same as Boylston street ; but the rear portion is at a level 
with Bates Hall Hoor. The rear wall will average 7 feet 
above Bates Hall floor. 

The court walls, and the rest of the interior walls, are left 
at the line of Bates Hall floor. The vestibule on Dartmouth 
street is finished, except the carving. The Blagden-street 
vestibule is finished, except the setting of the steps. The 
flooring arches are all in for the ground floor, area, and 
arcades, a portion of stack flooring and floor of lecture hall 
and one room of main building. The marble piers of 
entrance hall are set. 

The amount of material put in the building during the 
year under contract dated Aug. 1, 1888, is as follows ; — 

Block granite 61,204 cu. ft. 

Common brick ...... 1,690 M. 

Hollow " 159 " 

Perth Amboy brick 20 " 

Fire brick . . . . . . . '6 " 



Public Library. 



17 



Cut granite ...... 


31,431 cu. ft 


Iron beams ...... 


63 tons. 


Cast-iron columns . 


167 " 


" plates ...... 


20 " 


Rolled-steel columns . . . . . 


12 " 


Knoxville marble . 


3,775 cu. ft 


Gravel concrete ...... 


3,745 " 


Cinder concrete ...... 


9,887 " 


Under Contract dated July 22, 


1889. 


Common brick ...... 


239 M 


Hollow " 


25 " 


Perth Amboy brick . . . . . 


8 " 


Cut granite set . 


4,284 cu. ft 


Iron beams ...... 


4 tons 


Cast-iron plates ...... 


500 lbs 



Under Contract dated June 25, 1889, with 
R. Guastavino. 



Tile arches, 2 courses 








12 sq. ft. 


t< t< 3 << 








. 14,334 " 


(( a 4 (C 








10,942 " 


(c it 5 " 








4,213 " 


a a |j (« 








2,793 " 


" " 10 " 








380 " 


Tile domes, 3 " 








11,651 " 


(C it 4: " 








3,519 '« 


<< ti £j i( 








3,073 " 


(< (« Q i( 








2,475 " 


Setting beams . . , 








. 27,244 lbs. 


" minor iron-work 








737 " 


Cutting stone skew- backs 








2,480 ft. 


" brick " 








690 " 


Concrete 








105 cu. ft. 



Under Contract with R. C. Fisher & Co., Aug. 21, 1889. 
Marble set 400 cu. ft. 



Financial Statement of Work, Contract dated 
Aug. 1, 1888. 
Whole amount due under contract . . $357,581 28 

Deductions, work left out, no 

allowance agreed upon . $3,365 00 



Carried forward, 



1,365 00 $357,581 28 



18 City Document No. 48. 

I irought forward, $3,365 00 $357,581 28 

Deductions, work left out, al- 
lowances agreed upon . 40,496 00 

Work not completed . . 5,000 00 

Amount paid already, includ- 
ing January draft, 1890 . 302,662 SG 



351,523 86 



Balance $6,057 42 



Financial Statement of Work on Contract, dated 
July 22, 1889. 

Amount of contract . . $678,750 00 

Additional work, mentioned 

in Special Orders . . 820 00 



Total $679,570 00 

Deductions on allowances 
mentioned in Special Or- 
ders .... A 400 00 

Deductions, amount paid, in- 
cluding January draft, 
1890 . . " . . 21,119 64 

21,519 64 



Balance $658,050 36 



Financial Statement of Work on Contract, dated 
Aug. 21, 1889, with R. C. Fisher & Co. 

Amount of contract, including additions . $27,79] 75 

Amount paid, including January draft, 1890, 1,830 15 



Balance $25,961 (50 



Financial Statement of Work on Contract, dated 
July 22, 1889, with R. Guastavino. 

Amount of work certified and paid, including 

January draft, 1890 .... $21,91076 



Public Library. 19 



General Financial Statement to Dec. 31, 1889. 

Amount of appropriation, May 1, 1887 . $368,^54 89 

Amount of loan authorized by statute, ap- 
proved March 1, 1889 .... 1,000,00000 



Total at disposal of Trustees . . . $1,368,854 89 

Drafts previous to Jan. 1, 

1889 . . . $75,126 15 

Drafts from Jan. 1 to June 

30, 1889 . . . 84,843 67 

159,969 82 



Unexpended balance, July 1, 1889 . $1,208,885 07 

Draits from July 1 to Dec. 31, 18e9 . . 161,772 07 



Unexpended balance . . . .11,047,113 00 

Amount (Dec. 31,1889) for work contracted 

for, less amounts paid on account . . 868,133 84 



Balance (Dec. 31, 1889) uncontracted for, 

for completion of building . . . $178,979 16 



APPENDIXES 



LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. 



1889. 



LIST OF APPENDIXES. 



I. Extent of the Library (bt Years). 

II. Yearly Increase by Purchase and Donation. 

III. Volumes in the Special Collections op Bates Hall. 

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

VI. Bates Hall Classifications. 

VII. Lower Hall Classifications. 

VIII. Givers and Amount of Gifts. 

IX. Circulation. 

X. Registration of Applicants. 

XI. Books Recommended. Use of Patent Library. 

XII. Bates Hall Reading. 

XIII. Lower Hall and Branch Reading. 

XIV. Fellowes Athen.eim and Brighton Reading. 
XV. Periodical Reading-rooms. 

XVI. Losses and Delinquencies. 
XVII. Financial Statement. 
XVIII. Library Funds. 

XIX. Library Service. 

XX. Keport of Examination of the Shelves. 

XXI. Work in the Library Bindery. 

XXII. List ok Examining Committees for Thirty-eight Years. 
XXIII. List of Trustees for Thirty-eight Years. 



Public Library. 



23 



APPEJSTDIX I. 

EXTENT OF THE LIBRARY BY YEARS. 



Years. 


I! 

H 

o *» 
H 


c 3 S 

Oi 


Years. 


a . 

w T 

E g 

"s 2 
o~ 


V = 

"z. - ~' 
8 .£ ■- 


1 


1852-53 


9,688 


961 


20 


1871-72 


192,958 


K0,3S ; 


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 


134,628 


4 


1855-56 


28,080 


12,386 


23 


1874-75 


276,918 


150 921 


5 


1856-57 


34,896 


16,053 


24 


1875-76 


297,873 


1S1.HS3 


6 


1857-58 


70,851 


17,938 


25 


1876-77 


312,010 


196,908 


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 


9 


1860-61 


97,386 


27,381 


28 


1S79-80 


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.S37 


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 


18S7 


492,956 


343,931 


18 


1869-70 


160,573 


74,770 


37 


1888 


505,872 


354,256 


19 


1870-71 


179,250 


89,746 


38 


1889 


520,508 


363,166 



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

VOLUMES IN LIBRARY AND BRANCHES, Dec. 81, 188!). 



52; 


315,432 

4,323 

16,233 

44,904 




12,558 




12,973 




26.SU6 




J4,t)u8 


Total, Central Library . 


380,892 

15,465 
15,755 


15,069 
10,707 


>> . ( Fellowes Athenaeum . . . 
•g 1 I City part 


West Roxbury delivery .... 


11.42.) 
3,3' 3 
1 ,40 i 


S- M Total, Roxbury Branch . 


31,220 









24 



City Document No. 48. 



APPENDIX II. 



YEARLY" INCREASE OF THE WHOLE LIBRARY BY PURCHASE AND 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. 



Years. 



1852-81 

18^1-82 

1882-83 

1883-94 

1884-85 

1885 (eight months) . 

1886 

i887 

1888 

1889 



Increase. 



Vols. Pamph. Vols. Pamph 



395,177 
13,239 
17,895 
16,478 
15,353 
7,046 
18,428 
18,535 
12,916 
14,636 



Gifts. 



251,538 
10,561 
14,369 
17,368 
15,449 
11,5)6 
15,239 
8,914 
9,825 
14,207 



143,745 
5,291 
5,340 
3,815 
2,975 
2,518 
4,105 
3,285 
3,192 
4,280 



178,866 
8,773 
11,844 
16,203 
10,831 
10,690 
12,500 
8,473 
9,166 
14,207 



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



Vols. Pamph. 1 



250,474 
15,986 
16,222 
18,392 
17,005 
6,749 
15,512 
15,627 
14,760 
18,652 



67,974 

2,068 

2,525 

1,165 

4,618 

6C3 

2,740 

441 

659 



| 8 



Vols. 



7,143 
745 
522 
531 
457 
231 

4,789 
349 
424 
420 



= 3 
K 2 

a> >> 

-a 

II 



12,583 
520 
575 
778 
899 
663 
922 
980 
1,065 
1,075 



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

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

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



APPENDIX III. 

VOLUMES IN THE SPECIAL COLLECTIONS OF BATES HALL. 





O 
/ 

N 


OB 
9B 

H 


on 


* 

ao 

H 


/ 


OB 

/ 


"i5 


© 

/ 
/ 


/ 
SB 


* 
/ 

a 




Patent library . . 


3,003 


3,066 


3,142 


3,259 


3,382 


3,478 


3,513 


3,641 


3,796 


3,965 


4,097 


Bowditch library, 1 


3,060 


3,152 


3.224 


3,456 


3,701 


3,854 


3,933 


4,510 


4,706 


4,935 


5,225 


Parker library • . 


12,322 


12,337 


12,363 


13,952 


13,971 


14,024 


14,057 


14,069 


14,077 


14,104 


14,112 


Prince library . . 


2,159 


2,230 


2,274 


2,327 


2,397 


2,510 


2,581 


2,706 


2,775 


2,824 


2,905 


Ticknor library . 


5,432 


5,454 


5,463 


5,507 


5,544 


5,724 


5,731 


5,764 


5,790 


5,877 


5,923 


Barton library . . 


14,301 


14,360 


13,487 


13,610 


13,610 


13,642 


13,652 


13,800 


13,841 


13,755 


13,724 


Franklin library . 


. . . 


202 


240 


292 


357 


378 


382 


382 


403 


416 


427 








893 


920 


1,085 


1,123 


1,175 


1,217 


1,280 


1,368 


1,427 



1 See Appendix VI. 



Public Library. 



25 



k 



i * 



<-l 00 
r-t <N 



Q a 

P-i H 
Qj < 
\J ° 

GO 

& 
J 

o 

!> 



l-H U5 t-l 



m m 



5 s 



03 <i 



26 



City Document No. 48. 



APPENDIX Y. 

INCREASE OF THE SEVERAL DEPARTMENTS. 





1885 


1885 
(Smos.) 


1886 


1887 


1888 


1880 


"3 ! 

^ 1 Condemned and transferred . . . 


10,230 
15 


4,877 
6 


9,733 
12 


8,623 
22 


9,841 
155 


11,796 
60 




10,215 


4,871 


9,721 


8,601 


9,686 


11 ,736 







~- f Gain in books 

•5 I 

*■" J Condemned and transferred 

kj (. Net gain 



2,099 
1.074 


737 
370 


1,728 

862 


2,523 
980 


2,355 
1,481 


1,025 


367 


866 


1,543 


874 



2,371 
1,661 



^s ' 


258 


11 


158 


70 


47 


121 


Sfe; J 


258 


11 


158 








70 


47 


121 







■5 j Less loss by exchanges, elc. . . . 

.0 s 

^5 j 


420 
211 


651 

274 


1,026 
1,095 


892 
349 


828 
880 


788 
458 


209 


377 


59 


443 


52 


330 















v*aiu uuu*B 


585 


233 


567 
331 


459 

301 


403 
233 


387 


~s 1 


288 


148 


324 


0"° 


297 


S5 


236 


158 


170 


63 







i, < f Gain In books . . . . 
" c I Condemned and lost , 



^5 (.Net gain 



935 


520 


1,052 


951 


859 


537 
398 


40s 


749 


641 


575 


112 


303 


310 


284 



772 
613 



s 




908 
540 


495 
373 


820 
458 


886 
624 


913 
633 


754 
555 





36S 
447 


122 
209 


362 

4,74s 


262 
358 


280 
390 


ni9 


Fellowes Athenaeum. (Net gain.) 


397 


0? 


S15 


331 


5,110 


620 


670 


t-96 









Public Library. 



27 



APPENDIX Y. — Concluded. 





1885 


1885 

(8 mos.) 


1886 


1887 


1888 


1889 


■eg j 


1,285 
513 


649 
206 


1,352 
672 


1,223 

780 


496 
351 


400 
470 


<* 1 


772 


343 


680 


443 


145 









S ■ 1 


142 
60 


88 
24 


251 
65 


262 
116 


181 
135 


186 
56 


4* Lr I 


82 


64 


186 


146 


46 


130 









1,120 


475 


908 


988 


957 


459 


1? ? I 


664 


199 


318 


442 


534 


150 














O.C I 


456 


276 


590 


546 


423 


309 



a 

e < 1 


569 
124 


268 
101 


626 
271 


564 
147 


590 
255 


510 
216 


2-fe 1 


445 


167 


355 


417 


335 


294 









400 


252 


393 


362 


538 


527 


< g s 


441 


232 


419 


158 


278 


279 


5-S 1 


loss 41 


20 


loss 26 


204 


260 


248 







.§•( 



Bates Hall gain 

Lower Hall gain 

Newspaper-room gain . . . 
Duplicate-room gaha .... 
East Boston branch gain . . 
South Boston branch gain . 
Roxbury branch gain . . . 
Fellowes Athenaeum gain . 
Charlestown branch gain . . 
Brighton branch gain. . . . 
Dorchester branch gain. . . 
Jamaica Plain branch gaiu . 
South-End branch gain . . 
West Roxbury branch gain. 
North-End branch gain. . . 



t Total gain 



10,215 
1,025 

258 
209 
297 
398 
368 
447 
772 

82 

456 

445 

loss 41 

11 
411 

15,355 



4,871 

367 

11 

377 

85 

112 

122 

209 

343 

64 

276 

167 

20 

10 

12 

7,046 



9,721 


8,601 


9,686 


866 


1,543 


874 


158 


70 


47 


loss 59 


443 


loss 52 


236 


158 


170 


303 


310 


284 


362 


262 


280 


4,748 


358 


390 


680 


443 


145 


186 


146 


46 


590 


546 


423 


3)5 


417 


335 


loss 26 


204 


260 


13 


25 


20 


295 
18,423 


9 


8 


13,535 


12,916 



11,736 
710 
121 
330 
63 
159 
199 
397 

loss 70 
130 
309 
294 
248 



14,636 



APPENDIX VI. 

BATES HALL CLASS! 'ICATIONS. 

(Representing books locate only.) 



(.'vrl«i]i;vdi.-is, etc 

Bibliography and literary history 

General history, biography, travel, and geography 

American history, geography, biography, travel, and polite literature 

English history, etc 

French history, etc 

Italian history, etc 

German history, etc 

Greek, Latin, and philology 

Spanish and Portuguese history and literature , 

Other history, geography, biography, ti;ivel, and literature 

Periodicals and transactions 

Theology, ecclesiastical history, etc 

Metaphysics and social science 

Jurisprudence 

Political economy 

Medical science 

Natural history and science 

Mathematics and physical science 

Useful arts 

Fine arts 

Bound volumes of miscellaneous pamphlets 

Bound volumes of manuscripts 



General Librae; 



Books for the blind . 



Totals 11,156 





1 

a 

6 








469 


1 


2,602 
1,130 


3 








304 


2 














978 




2 



1,861 
8,475 

9,427 
10,093 
!1,408 
16,715 
9,117 
10,874 
6,719 
1,800 
9,081 
22,816 
23,869 
10,858 
5,564 
3,857 
14,536 
10,112 
12,346 
7,341 



Special Libraries. 



1858 18G1 



1800 1871 1873 1ST.", 



1,423 
1,181 



3,201 
2,469 



nbracing several countries, 
>rks of American writers, and what of American literature is 



Explanation. — Class III. includes general history, etc., when 
and collected works of historians. 

Class IV. includes the collected ' 
sometimes termed polygraph}-. 

( 'lasses V., VI., VII., and VIII. have the same scope for the respective countries that Class IV. 
has for America. Class VIII. includes also Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the 
Scandinavian nations. 

Class XIV.. includes political science and ethics, applied and unapplied, education, phrenology, 



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

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

The subdivisions of classes are 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 figures upon the sub- 
divisions; as also upon such points as biography, travel, and 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. 



1 Includes all books in room G, — 12,108 of them belonging to the Barton library, as originally shelved there. 



Public Library. 



2<J 



APPENDIX VII. 

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 



1888 



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 



1889. 



11 
30 
21 
80 

379 

64 
40 

83 
74 
1 

18 



a ~ 



44,194 



930 442 



852 

]6 
12 
16 
24 



20 
52 
36 
92 

[,521 

93 

61 

195 

L06 

1 

37 



999 2,371 52 1, 



~ = 

. c 

- C 



15 
19 
16 
40 

1,313 
23 
17 
76 
33 
o 
24 



2,187 
534 

3,183 

1,172 
1,499 
1,788 
3,763 

16,331 
3,361 
2,892 
4,525 
1,789 
154 
1,265 



44,904 



Reported last year 44,194 



Gain in 1889 



710 



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

Note. — The column of " Condemned books replaced" includes books condemned in 
previous years as well as in the 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. 



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APPENDIX YIIL 



GIFTS, JANUARY 1, 1889, TO DECEMBER 31, 1889. 



Givers. 

Volumes 

Pamphlets 



1,075 

4,281 

14,207 



Givers. 



Ala. 
Y. 



Lol 



f ol 



ysic 



Abbott, S. A. B 5 maps 

Academie Royale des Sciences de Lisbonne, Portugal 

Actors' Fund of America, New York City . 

Adams, Charles Francis .... 

Adams, George, Watertown, N.Y. . 

Adams, John C. , Hopkinton 

Adams Nervine Asylum .... 

Agricultural and Mechanical College, Auburn, 

Alabama State Bar Association . 

Albany Bureau Statistics of Labor, Albany, N. 

Albany Medical College, Albany, X. Y. 

Law School, Albany, N. Y. 

Albree, John, jr. .... 

Allen, Edward G., London, Eng. 
Allen, .J. M., Hartford, Conn. . 
Allison, 11. E., Willard, N.Y. . 
Amee, Win. Albert, Cambridge . 
American Academy of Arts and Sciences 
American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, 

newspapers ...... 

American Association for the Advancement of Pli 

Education, New Haven, Conn. 
American Association for the Advancement o 

Salem ....... 

American Baptist Home Missionary Society, 

City 

American Bar Association .... 

American Bible Society .... 

American Chemical Society, New York City 

American Colonization Society, Washington, D 

American Congregational Association 

American Economic Association 

American Federation of Labor, New York ('it// 

American Geographical Socuty, New York City 

American Home Missionary Society . 

American Institute of Architects 

American Institute of Electrical Engineers, New York City 

American Institute of Homoeopathy, Philadelphia, Pa. 

American Institute of Mining Engineers, New York City 

American Iron and Steel Association, Philadelphia, Pa. 

American Missionary Association .... 

American New Church Tract and Publication Society 

l'liihulelphia, Pa. ....... 



f Sc 



,Y< W 



Yor 



Vols. 



43 

1 



Pplis. 



137 

1 
!) 

I 
1 

17 

1 

1 
1 



1 

8 

1 

Hi 

1 



Public Library. 



31 



Givers. 



Vols. 



Pphs. 



1 newspaper 
2 portraits 



American Numismatic and Archaeological Society of New 

York, New York City 
American Pharmaceutical Association, Philadelphia, Pa 
American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, I'a. . 
American Society of Civil Engineers, New York City 
American Sunday School Union, Philadelphia, Pa. . 
American Surgical Association, Philadelphia, Pa. 
American Unitarian Association 
.American Veterinary College, New York City 
A nerican Well Works, Aurora, 111. . 
Amerling, H. B. and H. W., Philadelphia, Pa 
Ames, John M., Chelsea 
Amherst College, Amherst. 
Amory, Harcourt 
Amory, Robert . 
Anagnos, M. 

Andover Theological Seminary 
Anonymous 
Appleton, Wm. S. 

Apprentices' Library, New York City 
Apprentices' Library Company, Philadelphia, Pa 
Archer, Wm., Dublin, Ireland . 
Architectural League, New York City 
Argentine Republic. Oficina Meteorologica 
Arkansas Geological Survey 
Arkansas Industrial University, Fayetteville, A 
Arnold, Howard P. .... 
Art Interchange Company, New York City, 1 
Associated Charities of Boston . 
Association of Acting Assistant Surgeons, U.' 

port, R.I. 
Association of American Physicians . 
Association of Medical Officers of American ] 

for Idiotic and Feeble-minded Persons . 
Atkinson, Edward ..... 

A twill. R. I., Cambridgeport . . lot of 
Ayer, J. C. & Co., Lowell .... 

Babcock & Wilcox Company, New York City 

Bagg, M. M., Utica, NY. . 

Baker, W. S., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Balch. Mrs. Susan Thayer .... 

Balfour, David ...... 

Ballard, H. H , Pittsfield .... 

Ballon, M. M 

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company . 

Bangor, Me., Public Library 

Barker, Henry R., Providence, R.I. . 

Barlow, Samuel L. M., New York City 

Barnes, Lemuel C, Newton 

Barrow, C. W. ...... 

Barrow in Furness, Eng., Free Public Library 
Barry, Charles A. .... 

Bartlett, Francis ..... 

Bachellor, Albert S.. Littleton, NIL 

Bates College, Lewiston, Me. 

Bates, Phineas, jr. ..... 

Battersea, Eng., Public Library 
Baxter, James Phinney, Portland, Me. 
Beale, James. Philadelphia, Pa. 
Bean, Miss Mary A., Brookline 



newspaper 
i.A .,Ve 



nstitution 



ewspapers 



32 

1 



4 
91 



1 
20 



N 



1,425 

2 

281 

3 

1 

12 



32 



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Pphs. 



plilets 



Beatley, James A. 

Bell, Charles H., Exeter, NH. . 

Bell, Clark, New York City 

Bell, George & Sons, London, Eng 

Bells', Robert, Sons, Alexandria, Va 

Beloit College, Beloit, Wis. 

Benet, S. V., Washington, D.C. 

Benton, J. H., jr. 

Berea College. Berea, Kentucky 

Berkshire Baptist Association 

Berry, Ira, Portland, Me. . 

Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Florence, Italy 

Biblioteca Nazionale, Palermo, Italy 

Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Vittorio Eiuanuele, Rome, 

Italy ...... 

Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France 
Biewend, Adolf ..... 

Bigelow, Miss M. A. . . . lot of pain 

Bigelow Free Public Library, Clinton 
Birmingham, Eng., Public Library 
Birmingham, Eng., City of 
Bishop, James, Trenton, N.J. 
Bishop, S. S., Chicago, 111. 
Bissell, Wilson S., Buffalo, N. Y. . 
Blaisdell, Frank C. 
Blakeney, Wm. T., Queensland 

Blatchford, John S 

Bloor, A. J., New York City 

Blumenberg, Marc A., and Floersheim, Otto, New York 

City 

Bodleian Library, Oxford, Eng. 
Bolton, Charles K., Cambridge . 
Bolton, Eng., Public Library . 
Bond, T. W., Nashville, Tenn. 
Boston, City of . 

Board of Health 

City Hospital, .... 

Fire Commissioners 

Inspector of Milk and Vinegar 

Overseers of tbe Poor 

Park Commissioners 

Record Commissioners . 

Water Board . 

Boston Chamber of Commerce . 
Boston Dental College 
Boston Gas Light Company 
Boston Lunatic Hospital 
Boston Lying-in-Hospital . 
Boston Medical Library Association . 
Boston Museum .... 

Boston Port and Seamen's Aid Society 
Boston Provident Association 
Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Company 
Boston Society of Natural History 
Boston University .... 
Boston Young Women's Christian Associa 
Bostonian Society .... 
Bourinot, John G., Ottawa, Canada . 
Bourke, John G., Washington, D.C- 



2 

2 

191 



1 
56 



1 
203 



27 



2 



16 

7 



40.-> 
1 



16 



1 

1 

127 

1 
1 



1 

6 

171 

2 
1 

1 

2 
1 



Public Library. 



33 



Givers. 


Vols. 


Pphs. 


Bowditch, Charles P., Executor of J. Ingersoll Bowditch. 






lot of letters, etc. 


6 


48 




68 


1 


Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Me. 






1 


3 


Bradford, Mrs. Martin L. . 






4 




Bradlee, Caleb D. . lot of broadsides 


and i 


lewspapers 


57 


1,108 


Bradlee, Mrs. N. J., Roxbury 






2 




Bradley, D. W., Denver, Col. 








1 


Branner, John C, Little Rock, Arkansas 








3 


Braun, A., Paris, France . 






1 




Breck, Charles, Milton 








1 


Bridgeport, Conn., Public Library 








1 


Brigham, E. H 








1 


Brigham, W. S 






1 




Brinton, Daniel G., Media, Pa. 




. 


2 


1 


Briseiio, Ramon, Santiago, Chili 




. 


1 




British Museum, London . 






2 




Bronson Library, Waterbury, Conn. 






3 




Brookline Public Library 








1 


Brooklyn, N. Y, Public Library 








2 


Brooks, W. H 






1 




Brown, A. N., Annapolis, Md. . 








2 


Brown, Francis H. . . . . 


. 




2 


U>7 


Brown, Joseph M., Atlanta, Ga. . lo 


t of r 


lewspapers 






Brown, Leonard, Poik City, Iowa 








1 










1 


Bruun, Ch., Copenhagen, Denmark . 








1 


Bryan, G. S., Charleston, S.C. 






1 




Brymner, Douglas, Ottawa, Canada. 






1 




Buffalo, N.Y., Historical Society 








1 


Buffalo, N V., Library 








1 


Bullard, Win. N 






1 


2 


Burr, B. A., Bangor, Me. . 




. 


1 












1 


Butler, George, New York City 




. 




1 


Butler Hospital for the Insane, Providence, R.I. 




1 




2 




California Bureau of Labor Statistics, San Francisco, Cat., 


1 




California State Board of Agriculture, Sacramento, Cal. . 


12 




California State Engineer's Office, Sacramento, Cal. 


2 




California State Mining Bureau ..... 


1 


1 


California View Publishing Co., San Francisco, Cal. 


2 


4 


Calleja. C, London. Eng. ...... 


1 




Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, Eng. 




1 


Cambridge Water Board ....... 




13 


Canada Department of Agriculture ..... 


1 




Canada Geological and Natural History Survey, Ottawa, 








1 


5 




1 




Canfield, Tbomas H., Burlington, Vt. 


1 




Carleton, Elizabeth Abbott ...... 




2 


Carmalt, William H., New Haven, Conn. .... 


1 




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


1 


1G 


Cartee, Elizabeth F. . 


1 




Central Vermont Railroad ....... 


4 




Chadwick, Harrison E., Bradford ..... 




1 




2 




Chalmers, Patrick, Wimbledon, Eng. .... 


1 




Chamberlain, Mellen, 17 plans, 5 misc. pieces, 1 broadside 


2 


4 


Chandler, H. P 






25 


25 



u 



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Givers. 



Cbanning, Walter, Brookline 
Cbapin, A. A., Port Wayne, hid. 
Cbapin, Charles V., Providence, B.I. 
Chapman, Alfred F. , 
Cheever, David W. 
Chelsea Public Library 
Cheney, Mrs. Ednah D. 
Chicago, III., Board of Trade . 

Department of Public Works 

Public Library 



Chicopee Town Library 
Children's Aid Society, New TorJi City 
Christie, James, Glasgow, Scotland . 
Church Home for Orphan and Destitute Children 
Church Library Association, Cambridge 
Cilley, B. L., Exeter, N.H. 
Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, Cincinnati, 0. 
Public Library 



City Library Association, Springfield, Mass. 
Civil Service Reform Association, New York City, lot o 
broadsides ...... 

Clark, Clarence II., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Clarke, W. B. & Co. . 

Clarke Institution for Deaf-Mute's, Northampt 

Cleveland, Ohio, Public Library 

Club of Odd Volumes .... 

Cobb, Samuel C. 

Cobham, C. Delaval, Larnaca, Cyprus 

Codnian, John T 

Cohen, Max, New York City 

(John, Albert, Berlin, Germany 

Colbv University Library, Waterville, Me. 

Collar, Im. C 

College of New Jersey, Princeton, N.J. 
College of Physicians, Philadelphia, Pa. . 
Collier, (Thomas S., New London, Conn. . 

Collins, Fred S 

Collins, P. A 

Columbia College, New York City 

Commonwealth Publishing Co. . 

Concord, N.H., City of ... . 

Concord Public Library, Concord 

Cone, O., Akron, Ohio .... 

Connecticut, Adjutant-General's Office, Hartfot 

State Library 

Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven 

Historical Society, Hartford . 

Cook, George II., New Brunswick, N.J. . . 1 map 

Cook, Mrs. II. Ruth, New York City 

Coolidge, Rev. A. II., Leicester . 

Cooper Union, New York City . 

Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Council Bluffs, Iowa, Free Public Library 

Courtenay, W'm. A., Charleston, S.C. 

Crocker, George G 

Croes, J. J. R., New York City 
Crosby, Ernest H., Albany, N. Y. 
Crosby, John L., Bangor, Me. . 
Crowninshield, Benjamin W. 
Crowninshield, Frederick 




Public Library. 



35 



Givers. 




Pphs. 



Ot 



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

Culp, E. C, Salina, Texas 

Currier, John J., Newburyport. Estate of 

Cutter, Abram E. 

Cutting, Andrew .... 

Cyr, Narcisse ..... 

Da Costa, Charles W., Jacksonville, Fla. 

Daft Electric Light Co. . 

Dakota Department of Immigration . 

Dalton, Samuel ..... 

Dalzell, James W., Caldwell, Ohio . 

Dame, Miss A. R. . 

Dame, Walter R., Clinton . 

Damrell, John S. 

Dana, Richard H. 

Dante Society, Cambridge 

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

Davey, Samuel J., London, Eng. 

Davie, Curtis, Plymouth . 

Davis, Andrew McFarland, Cambridge 

Davis, Olin S., Topeka, Kan. . 

Davis, Walter A., Fitchburg 

Davit, O. S., Topeka, Kan. 

Dawson Brothers, Montreal, Canada 

Day, George E., New Haven, Conn. . 

Dayton, Ohio, Public Library . 

Dean, Benjamin .... 

Dean, Benjamin, Exeter, N.H.. 

Dean, John Ward .... 

De Bausset, A. . 

Dedham Public Library 

Denison University, Granville, Ohio 

Dennison, Edward H. . . . 

Depew, Chauncy M., New York City 

De Peyster, J. Watts, New York City 

Detroit Public Library 

Deuerlich, Gustav, Gottingen, Germany 

Deutscher wissenschaftlicher Verein 

Dexter, Franklin B., New Haven, Conn. 

Dietrick, Miss Ellen B., Cincinnati, Ohio 

Dixwell, Mrs. Epes S., Cambridge 

Dodd, E. P 

Dole, Nathan Haskell 
Dolge, Alfred, Dolgeville, N. Y. 
Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society 
Doran, Joseph I., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Dorr, Caroline ..... 
Dover, N. H. , Public Library 
Drowne, T. Stafford, Flatbush, N. Y. 
Drury College, Springfield, Mo. 
Duane, Alex., New Brighton, N. Y. 
Duke Castromediano, Florence, Italy 
Duren, Elnathan F., Bangor, Me. 
Dwight, Thomas .... 

Dyer, Elisha, jr. , Providence, R.I. . 
Dyer, George L., Washington, D.C. . 
Dyer, Louis, Cambridge . 

Eaton, C. H 

Eaton, Daniel C, New Haven, Conn. 
Eaton, J. G 



M. L. P. Tuttle, 
of newspapers 



3 broadsides 
1 newspaper 



broadsides 



1 photograpl 
Santiago, Chili 



New 



York City 



152 photograph 



21 

i 



36 



City Document No. 48. 



Givers. 



Vols. 



Eaton, N. A., Eatonville, Cat. . . 3 newspapers 

Edes, Henry H., Charlestown, lot of cards, broadsides, and 

newspapers ..... 
Edison Electric Light Co., New York City 
Edward Hopkins Charity Trustees 
Eliot, Samuel . . . • 

Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society, Chapel Hill, N.C. 
Elliot, Charles B., Minneapolis, Minn. 
Ellis. George E. .... 

Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, Md 
Episcopal City Mission 
Essex Institute, Salem 
Evening Post Publishing Company, New York City 

Everett, William, Quincy 1 map 

Ewing, Thomas, Marietta, Ohio 
Fall River Public Library . 
Farm, Field, & Stockman, Chicago, III. 
Favora, Antonio, Padua, Italy . 
Fellows, James I., London, Eng. 
Fenwick, T. Fitz Roy, Cheltenham, Eng 
Fernald, Orlando M., Williamston . 
Ferrette, Jules, Lausanne, Switzerland 
Field, David Dudley, New York City 
Fisher, Charles H., Providence, R.I. 
Fiske, George B., Holliston 
Fitchburg Railroad Company 
Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, Vt 

Floye, W. J 

Fogg, E. T., Norwell 
Folsom, A. A. 
Forbes, Robert B., Milton 
Ford, Paul L., Brooklyn, N.Y. 

Ford, William E lot of broadsid* 

Ford, Mrs. William E. 

Ford, Worthington C, Washington, D.C 

Fowle, Scth A 

Fragment Society 

France, Ministere de la Guerre, Paris 

Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Frazer, Persifor, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Friends' Book Association, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Friends' Free Library, Germantown, Pa 

Funk & Wagnalls, Chicago 

Furber, George P 

Gallagher, Win., Easthampton . 
Ganong, W. F., Cambridge 
Ganzhorn, Win. .... 

Garrison, W. P., New York City 

Gately, Win. 1' 

Gav, George W. .... 

Geological and Natural History Survey, Ottawa, Canada 

Geological Survey of Arkansas, Little Rock 

General Association of the Congregational and Presby 

terian Churches of New Hampshire, Mollis, Nil. 
General Convention of the New Jerusalem 
General Theological Library 
German Society of New York, New York City 
Gilford, Mrs. Elizabeth E., Skeneateles, N. )'. 

Gilbert. Daniel I) 

Gilbert, Mrs. .John G 



18 

G80 



Public Libraky. 



37 



Givers. 




Gilman, N. P 

Giunta Municipale di Milano, Milan, Italy 
Glidden, Henry P., Dover, N.H. 
Globe Newspaper Co. 
Gloucester, City of . 
School Committee . 



Goode, G. Brown, Washington, D.C. 
Gould, Charles H., Danvers 
Gould, Elizabeth Porter, Chelsea 

Gould, Ida W 

Gould, S. C, Manchester, NIL 
Grand Rapids, Mich., Public Library 
Graves, Hiram T., San Francisco, Cat. 
Gray, Andrew ..... 

Gray, H. A. . . . . 

Gray, Louis F. . . . . . 

Great Britain, Commissioner of Patents 

Foreign Office, London, England 

Great Yarmouth, England, Free Library 

Green, Milbrey ..... 

Green, Samuel A. . . 2 broadsides, 1 photograpl 

Green, Samuel S., Worcester 

Greenough, W. W. .... 

Griffin, A. P. C 

Griffin, M. I. J., Philadelphia, Pa. . 
Guerin, Paul Louis .... 
Gurney, George, Chelsea . 
Hagerty, Frank H., Aberdeen, Dakota 
Hague, William, Children of, and Smith, S 
Hakes, Harry, Wilkesbarre, Pa. 

Hale, E. E 

Hale, Eugene, Washington, D. C. 
Hall, Edward W., Waterville, Me. 
Hamburg, Germany, Public Library 
Handel and Haydn Society 
Harney, George Julian, Cambridge 
Harris, Augustus, London, Encjland 
Harrison, Gabriel, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Hartford Library Association, Hartford, Conn. 
Hartford Theological Seminary, Hartford, Con 
Harvard College, Cambridge 

Astronomical Observatory 

Library ...... 

Hassam, John T. . . . . . 

Hatch Experiment Station, Amherst 
Haynes, Henry W. .... 

Hazen, Henry A. 

Hedges, H. P., Sag Harbor, N. Y. . 
Hennecke, C, Co., Milwaukee, Wis. 
Hennighausen, F., Ph., Baltimore, Mel. 
Heywood, Ezra H., Princeton . 
Hickling. Charles .... 

Hildeburn, Charles R., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Hildreth, Henry O., Cambridge 
Hill, Don Gleason, Dedham 

Hill, Hamilton A 

Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba, 11 
Hitchcock, Edward, Amherst 
Hoar, George F., Washington, D.C. . 
Hobart College, Geneva, N.Y. . 



n nip eg 



Pphs. 



1 

1 

60 

1 

2 
4 



99 
1 
2 
1 
1 



3 
1 

i 

2 
1 

4 
2 
1 



138 
2 

249 
1 
1 



5 
3 
3 

8 
10 

1 
1 
1 
1 

1 
2 



38 



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Givers. 



1 cards. 



map 



Hodges, R. M 

Hoepli, Ulrico, Milan, Italy 
Hoffer, J. R., Mount Joy, Pa. 
Holbrook, Town of 

Holden, Charles W 

Holland, Henrv W. .... 

Holmes, O. W". .... 

Holmes, O. W., jr. lot of broadsides an 

Home for Aged Men 

Home for Aged Women 

Home for the Friendless . 

Home for Inebriates Association, London, England 

Hood, Lewis E., Somerville . lot of deeds, letters, etc 

Horsford, Eben Norton, Cambridge . 

Hosmer, Samuel D., Auburn 

Hubbard, James M. . 

Hudson, William M., Hartford, Conn 

Huizinza, A. H , New Paltz, N. Y. 

Huling, Ray Greene, New Bedford . 

Humane Society of Massachusetts 

Humphreys, Frederick, New York City. 2 colored plates 

and 2 broadsides. 
Hutcheson, D., Washington, D.C. 

Hunt, Edward B 

Illinois Board of Public Charities 

Bureau of Labor Statistics 

Secretary of the Commonwealth 

Imperial University, Tokyo, Japan . 
Independent Corps of Cadets 
Indian Rights Association, Philadelphia, Pa. . 
Indiana, Bureau of Statistics ..... 

Indianapolis, Ind., Board of School Commissioners . 
Industrial Aid Society ...... 

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, Washingtoiy D.C. 

Jackson, A. W., Concord ...... 

Jacksonville Auxiliary Sanitary Association, Jacksonville 
Fla 

Jay, John, New York City ..... 

Jeffries, B. Joy ........ 

Jenks, Francis H. ...... . 

Jessup, Samuel, Oneida, N.Y.. 

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, M. D. 

Johnson, George, Ottawa, Canada .... 

Joint Counties Asylum, Carmarthen, Wales 

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

Journal Newspaper Co. ...... 

Julian. George W. ....... 

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

Kansas State Board of Agriculture .... 

State Insane Asylum, Osawatomie, Kan. 

Kansas City, Fort Scott, & Memphis Railroad Co. 

Kansas Historical Society, Topeka, Kan. . 

Kay, Hubert, Adelaide, South Australia . 

Keen, Gregory B., Philadelphia, Pa. . 1 newspaper 



34 


103 


1 


3 




2 


1 




1 




149 





Pphs. 



3 

1 

1 

1 

1 

24 



15 



9 
6 
3 

1 
25 

1 



Public Library. 



3D 



Givers. 



Mu 



Argentine Re 



of 



newsp 



Keenan, John J. ... 

Kent, Henry 

Kentucky Geological Survey 

Kerr, Norman, London, England 

Kiernan, T. J., Cambridge 

King, Horatio, West Newton 

Kingman, Henry, Brookline 

Kingsley, Wm., New Haven, Conn 

Knapp, Arthur M. 

Knowlton, T. S., West Brook field 

Kongligt Universitetet, Upsala, Sweden 

Koniglich-Bayerische Akadernie der Wissenschaften 

nich, Germany 
Lafone y Quevedo, Samuel A., Catamarca 

public ...... 

Lake Forest University, Lake Forest, Til 
Lancaster, Albert E., New York City 
Lancaster Public Library . 
Land, Susan Minot . 
Lansdowne, Marquess of, London, Eng 
Lapham, Wm. B., Augusta, Me. 
Lasell Seminary, Auburndale . 
Latimer, Geo. A., Philadelphia, Pa 
Lawrence, Abbott . . . .lot 

Lawrence, City of 

Public Library 

Lea, Henry C, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Lehigh University, So. Bethlehem, Pa 

Leicester Public Library . 

Leland, C. P., Cleveland, Ohio . 

Leonard, Mrs. Clara T., Springfield 

Leue, Adolph, Cincinnati, Ohio 

Lewis, H. K., London, Eng. 

Library Company, Philadelphia, Pa 

Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 

Lick Observatory, Sacramento, Cal. 

Lindemann, F. . 

Lippincott, Craige, Philadelphia, Pa 

Literary and Historical Society, Quebec, Canada 

Lombard, R. T., Way land . 

London. Eng., Corporation of the City 

Lord, Mrs. Mary A., West Medford 

Los Angeles, Cal., Board of Trade 

Public Library 

Lowell, City of . 

Public Library 

Luther, Diller, Harrisburg, Pa. 
Lyman, Benjamin S., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Lyman, Mrs. Theodore, Brookline 
Lynn Public Library 
MacCauley, Clay, Minneapolis, Minn 
Macullar, Parker, & Co. 
Maisonneuve. Jean, Paris, France 
Maiden Public Library 
Manchester, England, Public Library 
Manchester, N.H., Public Library 
Manchester School Committee . 
Manchester, N.H., Town Clerk 
Maritime Canal Co. of Nicaragua 
Marlborough Public Library 



lot of 



broad 



ipers 



sides 



map 




1 
1 
1 
1 

1 

1 

1 

325 



35 
1 



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Mcrkel, G. H. 
Merriam, Charles 



Marquand, Henry G., New York City 

Martin, Edward F 

Marvin, W. T. R 

Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, Md. 
Mason. Henry E., Medway 
Massachusetts State Board of Arbitration . 

Board of Health . 

Board of Lunacy and Charity 

Bureau of Labor Statistics . 

• Lunatic Hospital, Northampton 

■ Railroad Commissioners 

Secretary of Commonwealth 

Massachusetts Agricultural College, Amherst 
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy . 
Massachusetts General Hospital 
Massachusetts Historical Society 
Massachusetts Horticultural Society 
Massachusetts Humane Society 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Massachusetts Medical Society . 
Massachusetts New Church Union, Cambridge 
Massachusetts School for the Feeble-Minded 
Massachusetts Society for Promoting Good Citizensl 
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to 

Children ........ 

Massachusetts Universalist Convention 

Master Car Builders' Association .... 

Mathews, Edward J., Philadelphia, Pa. . 
Matthews, Brander, New York City .... 

Matthews, Nathan, jr. ...... 

Mattox, A. H., Cincinnati, Ohio .... 

Maxwell, Sidney D., Cincinnati, Ohio 

May, Miss E. G 

May, Henry A., 2 engravings, lot of newspapers an 

broadsides ........ 

Mayo, A. D 

McGill College and University, Montreal, Canada . 
McKeen, Miss Philena, Andover .... 

McLean, Win. .Seward ...... 

McMurtrie, Mrs. Louisa G., Cambridge, lot of newspapers 

Mears, David O 

Mechanics' Institute, San Francisco, Cal. 

Medical Library Association, Chicago. III. 

Medical Society of the State of New York . 

Medlieott, Miss Mary, New York City 

Melbourne Public Library and Museum and Nationa 

Gallery 

Melrose Public Library ..... 
Memorial Hall Library, Andover 
Memory Company, New York City . 
Mercantile Library, New York City . 
Mercantile Library, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Mercantile Library Association, St. Louis, Mo. 
Mercantile Library Association, San Francisco, Cal. 

Merchants' Club 

Merchants National Rank ..... 
Meriam, Miss Mary B., Greenwood . 
Meriden Scientific Association, Meriden, Conn. 



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Merrill, Moses ....... 

Michigan Bureau of Labor and Industrial Statistics 

State Library, Lansing, Mich. 

Middlesex Mechanics' Association, Lowell 
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U. S., 

mandery of Ohio ...... 

Milton Public Library ..... 

Milwaukee, Wis., Public Library 

Chamber of Commerce .... 

Ministere du Commerce, etc. Exposition Universelle d 

Paris ........ 

Minneapolis, Minn., Board of Trade . 
Minnesota Board of Health .... 

Geological and Natural History Survey . 

Historical Society, St. Paul, Minn. 

Minot, Charles S 

Mitchell Library, Glasgow, Scotland 

Molee, EHas, Bristol, S. D 

Moon, William, Brighton, England . 
Moore, George II., New York City . 

Moore, H. R., St. Paul, Minn 

Moore, William H., Hartford, Conn. 

Morse, Asa Porter, Cambridgeport . 

Mosely, E. A., Washington, D.C. ■ . 

Most, Johann, New York City .... 

Mount Desert and Eastern Shore Land Co. 

Mount Holyoke Seminary, South Hadley . 

Muir, J. J., Philadelphia, Pa. .... 

Mullins, John D., Birmingham, England 

Mundo, John J. . 

Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge . 

Museum of Fine Arts ..... 

National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. 

National Association of Wool Manufacturers . 

National Bank of Commerce, New York City . 

National Military Home, Ohio. .... 

Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station, Lincoln 

Neill, Edward D., St. Paul, Minn. . 

New Bedford Free Public Library 

New England Conservatory of Music 

New England Historic Genealogical Society 

New England Hospital for Women and Children 

New England Meteorological Society, Providence, R 

New England Methodist Historical Society 

New Hampshire, Board of Health, Concord, N.H. 

Dept. of Public Instruction, Concord, N.H. 

Secretary of State 

State Library 



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New Hampshire Historical Society 
New Hampshire Medical Society 
New Haven, Conn., Public Library 
New Jersey Bureau of Statistics o 
tries ..... 

■ State Geologist 

State Library . 

New Jersey Historical Society . 

New London, Conn., County Historical Society 

New York State, Bureau of Statistics of Labor 

Civil Service Commission 

State Entomologist, Albany, N.Y.. 



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New York State, Forest Commission 

■ State Library .... 

Lunatic Hospital, Utica, N. Y. 

State Reservation at Niagara . 

New York City, Aqueduct Commission 

Board of Education 

Board of Electrical Control . 

Central Park Menagerie . 

New York Academy of Sciences 

New York Civil Service Reform Association 

New York Free Circulating Library 

New York Historical Society 

Newburyport Public Library 

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, Public Library 

Newton Free Library 

Nichols, Miss A. A. 
Nichols, Mrs. R. Anne, Roxbury. 65 photographs, 2 port 
folios of engravings 

Nicholson, John P., Philadelphia, Pa 

Nickerson, Sereno D. 

Nisbet, William D., Providence, R.I. 

North Carolina Bureau of Labor Statistics, Raleigh 

Northwestern University, Evanston, III 

Noyes, James A., New York City 

Nova Scotia Historical Society, Halifax, N.S 

Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio . 

O 'Conor, J. V. X., New York City . 

O'Hanlon, John Canon, Dublin, Ireland 

Ohio Forestry Bureau 

Meteorological Bureau . 

State Library . 



Oldham, England, Public Library 

Old Residents' Historical Association, Low 

Oliver, Henry K. 

Omaha, Neb., Public Library 

Board of Trade 

Oneida Historical Society, Utica, N. Y 
Opdyke, C W., New York City 
Otis", Edward 0. .... 

Otis, Mrs. C. P 

Packard, Elmer C, Brockton 

"Packer Alumna," Editors of, Brooklyn 

paper ...... 

Paige, Lucius R. .... 

Paine, Nathaniel, Worcester 

Paine, The Misses .... 

Palmer, Charles I)., Loicell 
Parker, Henry J. 

Parker, W. Thornton, Providence, R.I. 
Parkhurst, H. M., New York City 
Patriotic Order Sons of America 
Patterson, A '../., Free Public Library 
Peabody institute, Baltimore, Sfd. 
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and 1 

bridge ...... 

Peck, Chas. F., Albany, NY. . 

Peirce, S. S., & Co 

Pembroke Academy, Pembroke, X II. 
Pennsylvania, Committee on Lunacy 
Geological Survey . 



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delphia, Pa. .... 

Secretary of Commonwealth 

State Library 



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Public Library of Victoria, Melbourne, 1 broad 
Putnam, A. P., Concord .... 
Pyle, J. G., St. Paul, Minn. . 
Quebec, City of, Canada .... 
Queensland, Patent Office .... 
Quincy, Josiah P. .... 
Randall, Frank E., New York City . 
Redwood Library, Newport, R.I. 

Reed, Mrs. B. T 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y. 
Retreat for the Insane, Hartford, Conn. . 
Revell, Fleming, H., New York City 



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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Ph 
Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery 
Perkins Institution .... 
Perkins, James D., New York City 
Perry, Mrs. B. F., Greenville, S.C. . 
Perry, Charles, Westerly, R.I. . 

Perry, T. S 

Perry, W. S., Davenport, Iowa . 

Petermann, Adolf, Frankfurt a. Main, Germany 

Philadelphia, Commissioners for the Erection of Public 

Buildings 
Philadelphia City Institute 
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Philadelphia Society for Organizing Charity, Philadelphia 

Pa 

Philbin, John F., Clinton . 
Phillips, Henry, jr., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Philosophical Society, Glasgow, Scotland 
Pickard, J. L., Iowa City, Iowa 

Pierce, H. B 

Pike, Robert G., Middletown, Conn. . 

Pilling, James C. 

Pioneer and Historical Society of Michigan, La 

Plumb, Albert H 

Plymouth County Bar Association, Abingt 

Plymouth, England, Free Public Library 

Poland, W. C, Providence, R.l. 

Pool, Wellington, Wenham 

Poole, William F., Chicago, III. 

Pope, Franklin L., Elizabeth, N.J. 

Porter, Dwight .... 

Portsmouth, England, Free Public Library 

Potter, Charles F. . . . 

Powers Institute, Bernardston . 

Prefet de la Seine, Paris, France 

Prince, C. Leeson, Crowborough, England 

Prince, Frederick O. . . . 36 engra 

Prince, Morton . 

Proctor, Chas. A. 

Providence, City of . 

Mayor of 

Public Library 

Athenaeum 

Public Library, Denver, Col 



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Reynolds, J. B 4 newspapers 

Reynolds Library, Rochester, N. Y. 
Rhode Island, Board of State Charities 

Commissioners of Industrial Statistics, Providence 

R.I. 

Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, R.I. 

Rhode Island Medical Society, Providence, R.I 

Richards, Francis H., Hartford, Conn. 

Richards, J. Havens, Washington, D.C 

Richardson, William Lambert . 

Rider, Sidney S., Providence, R.I. 

Rijks-Universiteit, Ley den, Holland 

Riley, E. F.. Madison, Wisconsin 

Robinson, Albert Murray . 

Rochester, N. Y., Board of Education 

Rodman, William W., New Haven, Conn. 

Roe, Alfred S., Worcester .... 3 newspapers 

Rogers, Gorham 

Roof, Garrett L., Utica, N. Y. . 

Rowell, E., Hallowell, Me. 

Rowlands, Walter 

Roxbury Charitable Society 

Roxbury Latin School 

Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland 

Royal Society of South Australia, Adelaide 

Russell, A. H., Washington, D.C. 

Ru<sell, E., Lynn .... 

Safford, Truman Henry, Williamstown 

St. Botolph Club .... 

St. John, Edward, New York City 

St. Louis, Mo., Public Library . 

St. Paul, Minn., Public Library 

Salem Public Library 

San Francisco, Cat., Public Library . 

Sanger, George P., jr. 

Sauer, William C, Detroit, Mich. 

Savage, Edward II. . 

Saville, Leonard A., Lexington . 

Sawin, James M., Providence, R.I. . 

Sawyer-Mann Electric Co. 

Schoenhof, Carl 5 engraving 

Schoetensack, Heinrich August, Bonn, Germany 

Schroeder, F. C. .... 

Schwartz, Jacob, New York City 

Shaw, Samuel S. 

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

Sheffield, England, Free Public Libraries 

Silas Bronson Library, Waterbury, Conn. 

Sladen, Douglas B. W. 

Shifter, Edmund F. . 

Smead Warming and Ventilating Co. 

Smith, Miss A. L. . 

Smith, Charles C 

Smith, Charles S., New York City . 
Smith, Chauncey, Cambridge 

Smith, Frank L 

Smith, W. Everett .... 

Smith College, Northampton 

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 




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

Society of Arts, London, England 

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

Society of Old Brooklynites, Brooklyn, N.Y. . 

Society for the Study and Cure of Inebriety, London, Eng- 
land .......... 

Societe pour l'Etude de la Participation aux Benefices, 
Paris, France ........ 

Societe royale des Antiquaires du Nord, Copenhagen, Den- 
mark .......... 

Somcrville Public Library ....... 

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

South Carolina Historical Society, Charleston . 

Southampton Free Library, Southampton, England 

Southbridge Public Library ...... 

Spooner, Win, H., Jamaica Plain ..... 

Springfield Public Library ...... 

Stammer, Naum . . . . ' 

Stark, E. D., Cleveland, Ohio 

Stark, James H. 1 map 

State Board of Assessors, Trenton, N.J. .... 

State Historical Society, Topeka, Kan. . 1 newspaper 

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison 

State Normal School, Worcester ..... 

Stearns, George, Rockbottom ...... 1 

Stephens, C. A., Norway Lake, Me. ..... 

Stephenson, F. B 

Stevens, Charles E., Worcester ...... 

Stevens, William S., Davenport, Iowa .... 

Stevenson, J. R. ........ 

Stewart, Wm. M., Washington, D.C. .... 

Stimson, Frederick J. ....... 

Stirling's and Glasgow Public Library, Glasgow, Scotland, 

Stockwell, Thomas B., Providence, R.I. . . . . 1 

Stone, Eben F., Newburyport ...... 

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

Stone, Mrs. Ellen, East Lexington . lot of newspapers 9 

Stone, Henry ......... 1 

Stone, Phinehas J. ....... . 

Storer, Horatio R., Newport, R.I. . 

Storr's School Agricultural Experiment Station, Mansfield, 
Conn. .......... 

Street Railway Assoc, Brooklyn, N Y. .... 

Sturtevant, E. Lewis, South Framingham ... 1 

Sumichrast, F. C 1 

Sunderland, J. T., Ann Arbor, Mich. .... 

Sveriges Offentliga Bibliothek, Stockholm, Sweden . 

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

Swansea, England, Public Library ..... 

Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa. .... 

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

Sydney, New South Wales. Free Public Library 

Taunton Public Library ....... 

Taylor, Thomas, Washington, B.C. . 

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

Ten Eyck, Mrs. Philip, Albany, N.Y. 



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Thayer, Miss Caroline Coddington, Roxbury. 1 framed 

Declaration of Independence 
Thayer, J. H., Groton 
Theological Seminary, Andover 
Theological Seminary, Princeton, N.J. 
Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy 
Thompson, A. C, Roxbury 
Thomson-Houston Electric Co. ... 7 broadside 
Thwaites, Reuben G., Madison, Wis. 
Thwing, E. P., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Tilley, R. H., Newport, R.l. 
Tillinghast, C B. 
Todd, David P., Amherst 
Tokyo Library, Japan 
Toledo, Ohio, City of 

Public Library 

Topeka, Kan., Public Library . 

Toronto, Canada, Public Library 

Traveler's Insurance Company, Hartford, Conn 

Traveller Publishing Company . 

Trinity College, Hartford, Conn. 

Troup, Mrs. I. Rose, Exeter, England 

Troy Citizens' Corps, Troy, N. Y. 

Truhner & Co., London, England 

Tucker, Willis G., Albany, N. Y. 

Tufts College, Medford 

Tufts Library, Weymouth . 

Turner, D. K., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Tuttle, Joseph F., Crawfordsville, Ind. 

Union Theological Seminary, New York City 

Union Pacific Railroad Company 

Unitarian, The, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

United States, Adjutant-General 

Bureau of Education 

Bureau of Engineers 

Bureau of Ethnology 

Bureau of the Mint 

Bureau of Navigation 

Bureau of Statistics 

Census Office 

Chief Signal Officer . . 6 chart 

Coast and Geodetic Survey 

Comptroller of the Currency 

Court of Claims 

Department of Agriculture 

Department of the Interior 

Department of the Navy 

Department of State 

Department of the Treasury 

Department of War 

■ Fish Commission 

Geological Survey .... 45 atlas sheets 

Hydrographic Office . . . lot of maps 

Indian Commissioners 

Light House Board 

Marine Hospital Service 

Military Academy, West Point, N. 

Navy Department . 

Naval Observatory 

■ . — Office of Naval Intelligence 



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United States, Ordnance Office 

Patent Office . 

Railroad Commissioner 

Signal Service 

Supervising Inspector of Steam Vessels 

Surgeon-General of the Army 

Universalist General Convention 

Universalist Publishing House . 

Universalist Sabbath School Union, Cambridgeport 

University of California, Berkeley, Cal. . 

University of Deseret, Salt Lake City, Utah 

University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan. 

University of Lyons, France 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb. 

University of Rochester, Rochester, N. Y. . 

University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt. . 

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis. . 

Upbam, Warren, Somerville 

Upham, William P., Newtonville 

Upson, Irving S., New Brunswick, N.J. . 

Upton, Winslow, Providence, R.J. 

Van Bibber, W. C, Baltimore, Md. 

Van Siclen, G. W., New York City . 

Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

Venable, W. H., Cincinnati, Ohio 

Vermont State Library .... 

Victoria, Australia, Patent Office 

Victoria Public Library and Museums 

Victoria Street and International Society for the Protec 

tion of Animals from Vivisection, London, England 
Vinton, Alex. H., Worcester 
Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va 
Vose, George L. . . . 

Waddie, John, London, England 

Wade, Levi C 

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

Walton, J. P 

Ward, Lester F., Washington, D.C. 

Ware, William, & Co 

Warren, Mrs. S. W. 

Warren, Henry C. 

Warren, J. Collins 

Warren, Joseph W 

Warren, Winslow, Dedham 

Warren-Street Chapel 

Washburn College, Topeka, Kan. 

Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va 

Washingtonian Home 

Waterhouse, Sylvester, St. Louis, Mo. 

Waterman, Dexter, Carroll, N.H. 

Waters, Henry F., Salem . 

Weeks, Robert D., Newark, N.J. 

Weeks, Stephen B., Chapel Hill, N.C. 

Welch, Edward H., Washington, D.C. 

Wells Memorial Association 

Wenham, Town of ... . 

Wesley, William, & Son, London, England 

West End Street Railway Company . . 




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Westborough Insane Hospital, Westborough 
Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, 
Westingbouse Electric Co. 
Wbeildon, W. W., Concord 
Whiston, Edward A. . 

Whitcher, VV. F 

Whitcomb, William F 

White, Emerson E., Cincinnati, 0. . 
Wbitmore, W. H. . .5 newspapers, 15 
Whitney, Henry M., Beloit, Wis. 
Whitney, James L. . .5 newspapers, 4 
Whitney, J. D., Cambridge 
Whitney, Solon F., Watertown . 
Whittemore, B. B. and F. P., Nashua, N.H. 
Wiggin, Joseph F., Maiden 

Wilder, Edward B 

Wilder, Henry A., Maiden 

Willard, Miss Frances E., Evanston, III. . 

Williams, J. Fletcher, St. Paul, Minn. 

Williams, Rufus P 

Wilmington Institute, Wilmington, Del. . 
Wilson, William B., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Winchester Public Library 
Winn, Henry ...... 

Winsor, Justin, Cambridge 

Wintbrop, Robert C 

Wisconsin Historical Society 

School for the Blind, Jonesville, Wis. 

Woburn Public Library .... 

Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 

Woman's Medical College of the New York Infirmary, 

New York City ........ 

Woman's Temperance Publication Association, Chicago, 

III. ....... 3 newspapers 

Women's Anthropological Society of America, Washing 

ton, D.C 

Wood, Henry ..... 

Wood, Will C 

Woodbridge, W. E., Washington, D.C 
Woodfin, John N.. Rutland, Vt. 
Woodruff, Edwin H., Ithaca, N. Y. . 
Woolson, Mrs. Abba Goold 
Worcester Free Public Library . 
Polytechnic Institute 



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Worcester, Rev. William, Philadeljjhia, Pa. 
Wright, Edwin ...... 

Wright, Stephen M., New York City 

Wyman, Morrill, Cambridge 

Wynkoop, H., Brooklyn. A'. }'. . 

Yale College, New Haven, Conn. 

Yale College Observatory, New Haven, Conn 

Yates, James, Leeds, England . 

Young, George ...... sheet of scrip 

Young Mens Association for Mutual Improvement, Albany, 
N. Y. 



Young Men's Christian Association, New York City 
Young Men's Christian Association, Worcester . 
Young Men's Democratic Club .... 
Zabriskie, Andrew C., New York City 




APPENDIX IX. 



CIRCULATION. 

(Books issued.) 







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304 


1,065,081 


3,504 


S.637 


68,609 


96,764 


105,373 


547 


1,046 




303 


1,040,553 


3,434 


8,170 


63,782 


103,540 


167,322 


552 


1,052 


1883 


306 


1,045,902 


3,418 


8,209 


66,948 


113,127 


180,075 


588 


1,181 


1884 


306 


1,056,906 


3,484 


8,694 


65,080 


119,833 


184,913 


604 


1,220 




304 


1,027,393 


3,380 


7,977 


78,630 


124,134 


202,764 


667 


1,210 


1885 (8 mos.) . 


204 


602,431 


2,953 


6,998 


38,345 


81,507 


119,852 


586 


1,027 




305 


958,629 


3,143 


7,614 


62,672 


140,801 


203,473 


667 


1,235 


1887 


304 


934,593 


3,011 


7,029 


61,183 


138,870 


200,053 


658 


1,287 


1888 


304 


1,013,847 


3,335 


7,531 


62,103 


166,471 


22B.674 


752 


1,349 


1880 


302 


1,077,030 


3,566 


7,734 


64,261 


149,836 


214,097 


709 


1,272 



Lower Hall. 









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St 




T3 


-2. 


£ 


257,592 


9,271 


266,863 


239,601 


11,191 


250,792 


163,811 


32,119 


195,930 


168,926 


35,066 


203,992 


150,826 


32,768 


183,594 


92,847 


18,489 


111,336 


154,402 


29,529 


183,931 


154,007 


29,981 


183,988 


164,137 


34,549 


198,686 


187,165 


35,085 


222,250 



1,849 
1,670 
1,301 
1,333 
1,186 
1,136 
1,362 
1,309 
1,227 
1,566 



East Boston Branch. 



70,926 
60,524 
62,148 
68,345 



U 



4,097 
7,073 
8,107 
7,048 
8,747 
4,647 
8,509 
7,789 
11,957 
12,556 



101,118 
c95,974 

100,940 
95,442 

<>S4,457 
52,935 
79,435 

A68.313 
74,105 
80,901 



South Boston Branch. 



W 



129,251 
125,409 
121,939 
119,564 
123,570 
66,547 
97,715 
81,470 
91,954 
109,231 



3,607 
4,"77 
4,472 

1,656 

5,096 
2,383 
2,277 
4,077 
5,491 

5, SI,", 



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



A 85,517 
97,445 
115,046 





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4,912 


110,612 


360 


972 


101,534 


4,739 


106,273 


347 


876 


105,797 


6,728 


112.525 


370 


906 


103,483 


7,874 


111,357 


360 


959 


98,350 


7,830 


106,180 


349 


884 


55,863 


5,069 


60,932 


300 


674 


79,057 


8,459 


87,516 


287 


749 


76,385 


10,347 


S6.732 


284 


739 


81,744 


10,221 


91,965 


303 


649 


90,404 


9,260 


96,66 


330 


758 



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Charlestown Branch. 



78,682 
B5,038 
84,560 
74,453 
69,181 
38,839 

59,596 
60,779 
68,239 



2,140 
2,281 
2.744 
2,513 
2,360 
1,368 
3,114 
4,739 
5,819 
5,748 



87,319 
87,304 



71,541 

4n,2(l7 



Brighton Branch. 



26,007 


2,110 


■28,177 


25,152 


2,292 


27,444 


25,965 


2,295 


28,257 


24,214 


1,927 


26,141 


22,688 


2,209 


24,892 


12,26.-. 


1,222 


13,487 


19,936 


1,893 


21,829 


18,813 


1,878 


20,191 


19,250 


1,313 


20,669 


17,338 


1,716 


19,054 







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B 


53,904 


730 


53,036 


1,449 


65,678 


1,880 


70,260 


1,913 


71,863 


1,639 


43,189 


914 


67,862 


2,028 


62,633 


2,095 


63,607 


2,812 


70,728 


2,842 



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177 


541 




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67,558 


219 


650 




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237 


741 




73,502 


242 


633 




44,103 


216 


622 




69,890 


228 


646 




61,728 


212 


590 




06,419 


218 


551 




73,570 


245 


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South-End Branch. 












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2,530 


73,962 


242 


578 




61,453 


10,283 


c71,736 


318 


670 




76,472 


17,778 


94,250 


308 


774 




76,693 


22,108 


98,801 


322 


757 




68,862 


22,495 


90.S57 


299 


676 




/ 36,470 


13,343 


49,813 


263 


551 




59,469 


19,259 


78,718 


258 


593 




62,931 


21,370 


84,301 


277 


Ml 




65,781 


23,189 


88,970 


293 


737 




77,657 


24,953 


102,610 


340 


825 





Jamaica Plain Branch. 



W 



47,797 
46,316 
44,758 
43,039 

41,526 
25,732 
40,851 
37,104 
43,645 
47,300 



2,311 
3,406 
4,379 
3,232 
9,666 
6,003 
1,483 
3,679 
7,665 
9,124 



50,10S 
49,722 
49,137 
51,271 
51,192 
81,786 
48.344 
42,783 
51,310 
56,424 



North-End Branch, 



3,515 

11,630 
, 9,74S 
9,101 
<7l9,524 
32,896 
29,206 
25,176 



alncludca the largest of each department on any day, without regard to Its being 
in' i linn- day. 
b includes books borrowed mi white- slips, ami returned tin' same day. 
Kast r.ii-1,,1, branch was closed 25 working-days. 



South-End 
1 torchester 

b End branch • 



85 
i open 177 days during 1883. 



during 1882. 



(/The Dorchester branch was closed one day, for repairs, during 1884. 

e The East Boston and Nortb-Eud branches were closed 44 and 25 working-days, 
respectively, during 1885. 

/The South-End branch was closed 15 working-days duriug the period from May 1 
to December 31, 1885. 

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



A The South Boston branch was closed 36 working-days, and the Easi 
branch 4 working-days in 1887. 
jThe Dorchester branch was closed 4 working days in isso. 



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APPENDIX XII. 

BATES-HALL READING. 





Percentage or Use. 


Classification. 














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English history, topography, 
biography, travel, and polite 
literature 


13.2 


13.1 


12.3 


12.0 


11.8 


11.8 


11.8 


12.1 


13.45 


12.7 


12.45 


American (North and South) 
history, etc 


11.8 


11.1 


12.2 


12.4 


11.3 


10.6 


12.82 


13.27 


12.72 


12.32 


13.68 


French history, etc 


6.1 


5.8 


5.3 


4.6 


5.2 


5.1 


5.16 


5.4 


5.4 


4.7 


5.11 


German history, etc 


3.4 


3.9 


3.9 


3.9 


3.8 


4.5 


4.09 


4.01 


3.78 


3.4 


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Italian history, etc 


1.5 


1.8 


1.6 


1.6 


1.6 


1.6 


1.72 


1.09 


1.46 


1.63 


1.62 


Spanish history, etc 














.81 


.71 


.69 


.73 


.67 


Oriental history, etc 














4.8 


4.59 


4.94 


5.9 


4.09 






3.3 


3.6 


3.5 


3.5 


3. 


3.19 


3.07 


3.11 


4.31 


3.64 


Greek, Latin, and philology . 


3.5 


3.6 


3.9 


3.3 


3.5 


2.9 


3.03 


2.62 


2.7 


3.55 


3.18 


Bibliography 


1.2 


1.5 


1.6 


1.6 


1.9 


1.5 


1.5 


1.31 


1.14 


1.21 


1.21 


Periodicals and transactions . 






• • 








5.08 


6.34 


6.00 


5.54 


5.61 


Fine arts 


8.9 


8.7 


8.5 


8.4 


8.3 


8. 


7.4 


7.75 


7.21 


6.74 


7.32 


Natural history and science . 


3.8 


3.7 


3.6 


3.8 


3.9 


3.5 


3.6 


3.19 


3.16 


2.86 


3.03 


Theology, ecclesiastical his- 














6.9 
6.5 


6.57 
5.49 


6.08 
5.55 


8.56 
5.09 


7.25 


Medicine 


7.3 


7.0 


6.3 


6.4 


7.0 


6.8 


5.51 


Law 












. • 


1.52 


1.47 


1.55 


1.15 


1.41 


Useful arts 










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5.3 


4.52 


4.23 


4.01 


4.30 


Metaphysics and social science, 


. - 












4.59 


5.18 


5.63 


5.13 


5.57 


Political economy 














1.07 


.96 


1.13 


.86 


1.04 


Mathematics and physical sci- 
ence 














5.87 


6.00 


5.66 


5.74 


5.78 


Miscellaneous 














3.6 


3.43 


3.53 


3.9 


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In May, 1885, a change was made in the classification, some classes being divided, others 
modified. Hence, in about half the classes, no comparison can be made with former years. 



APPENDIX XIII. 

LOWER HALL AND BRANCH READING. 



Fiction and juveniles* 

History and biography 

Travels and voyages 

Science, arts, fine and useful, the- 
ology, law, medicine, profes.wii.mis . 

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Foreign languages 

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4.3 


2.18 


5 


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3.85 


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3.80 


7.27 


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Fiction and juveniles * 

History and biography 

Travels and voyages 

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Foreign languages 

ML-eellaiH'OUs 



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6.84 


20 


4.97 


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33 


8.15 






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3.87 
5.59 



72.31 
9.71 



The total percentages for 18S5 (ending April 30) do 



* A large number of the juveniles are not fiction. 
Books taken out on white slips and returned the same day are not included, 
elude the North End percentages, on account of the difference of classification; now, however, the classification conforms with that of the other departments. 



Public Library. 



53 



APPENDIX XIY. 

FELLOWES ATHENiEUM READING. 

















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X 


X 


X 


X 


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5 


Relative percentages. 


I 


X 


XI 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


X 


I. 


History, biography, and 


























33 
13 


42 
11 


44 
6 




39 
4 


40 
3 


42 
5 


40 
6 


41 
6 


41 


II. 


Modern foreign languages, 


6 


5 


in. 




4 


4 


5 


4 


6 


4 


4 


5 


5 


5 


IV. 


Miscellaneous literature . . 


11 


10 


11 


10 


13 


14 


16 


14 


14 


19 


V. 


Theology, sociology, ethics, 


9 


1 


6 


7 


8 


8 


6 


6 


7 


7 


VI. 




2 


1 


2 
4 




2 
4 


1 
5 


1 

4 


1 


1 




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4 








5-28 










VIII. 


Fine arts, engineering . . . 


6 




6 


7 


5 


6 


5 


5 


6 


6 


IX. 


Law, politics, government, 


2 




2 


2 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


X. 


Mathematics, science . . . 


11 


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10 


9 


10 


11 


9 


10 


8 


7 


XI. 




5 


5 


4 


4 


8 


7 


7 


8 


7 


7 









BRIGHTON BRANCH READING. 



I. 
II. 

III. 



Classes. 
Relative percentages. 



Fiction 

Biography, travel, and his- 
tory 

Other 



X 

X 


X 

X 


M 
X 
X 


X 
X 


X 
X 


X S 


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X 


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X 


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73 


72 


73 




72 


76 


73 


74 


73 


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9 


10 


10 


10 


10 


10 


9 


17 


19 


17 


17 


17 


18 


17 


17 


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56 



City Document No. 48. 



APPENDIX XVII. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 



General Library Accounts. 



Binding materials 

Binding books 

Books . 

Periodicals * 

Expense 

Fuel 

Furniture, etc 

Gas 

Printing and cataloguing . . 

Stationery 

Salaries 

Transportation, postage, etc. 

Rents 

Repairs 

Electric lighting 

Mt. Bowdoin delivery . . . . 



Total 



Expended. 



$1,166 32 
3,203 61 

22,216 91 
4,171 11 
2,768 74 
3,108 95 
2,313 66 
4,091 65 
6,068 53 
1,605 17 
80,886 76 
2,546 37 
5,562 00 
2,087 83 
2,685 49 
994 47 



Received from fines and 
sales of catalogues. 



$145,477 57 



Tear. 



1877 
1878 
1879 
1880 
1881 
1882 
1883 
1884 
1885 
1885 
(8 mo8.) 
1886 
1887 
1888 

1889 



Amount. 



$3,092 12 
3,266 31 
2,618 32 
2,984 12 
3,497 03 
2,945 74 
3,223 14 
3,018 01 
2,952 86 

1,965 51 

3,000 00 
3,021 20 
3,192 76 

3,215 42 



Note. — The expenditures for books cover the cost of those chargeable to the trust-funds 
account, as well uh those charged to the annual appropriations from the city, and also include 
such as are bought with the balances with the foreign agents at the close of the previous 
year. 

The cost of maintaining a branch after the first year makes part of the general items of the 
several appropriations. 

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



LIBRARY FUNDS. — INVESTED IN CITY OF BOSTON BONDS. 



Giver. 


Amount. 


When delivered. 


No. of Bond. 


When due. 


Income. 


Provisions. 




J bua Bates 


$50,000 00 
( 20,000 00 
( 10,000 00 


March, 1853 
April, 1861 
April, 18*3 


1,727 

352 

1,725 


April, 
Jan'y, 
April, 


1894 
1906 
1894 


$3,000 
[ 1,800 


To buy " books of permanent value." 


2 




1 " To tbe maintenance of a free public library." 
( " Purchase of books." 


8 




10,000 00 


May, 1S60 


281 


July, 


1905 


600 


Books having a permanent value. 


4 


Charlotte Harria 


10,000 00 


August, 1877 


2,579 


Oct., 


1897 


600 


Books for Cbarlestown branch, published be- 
fore 1850. 
" Books of permanent value for the Bates Hall." 


5 


Henry L. Pierce 


5,000 00 


December, 1873 


1,567 


Jan'y, 


1894 


300 


8 




4,000 00 


April, 1879 


2,930 


April, 


1899 


200 


Books five years old in Bome one edition. 


8 


John P. liigclow 


4,000 00 
1,000 00 


April, 1871 
August, 1850 


10,480 
1,726 


April, 
April, 


1891 
1S94 


240 

60 


Books in Spanish and Portuguese, five years 

old in some one edition. 
Purchase of books. 


9 

in 


Samuel A. Green 


1,000 00 

r 1,500 oo 
< 


June, 1863 
November, 1878 


1,224 
( 3.714 
{ 722 


Jan'y, 

Oct., 

April, 


1914 

1900) 

1908) 


40 

75 


Books of permanent value, preferably " books 
on government and political economy." 

> Books relating to American history. 






I 500 00 


April, 1884 


1,243 


April, 


1914 


20 


J 


II 




100 00 


September, 1879 


5,596 


July, 


1918 


4 




12 


Arthur Scholfield 


50,000 00 


December, 1883 


1,223 


Oct., 


1913 


2,000 


To be used for books of permanent value. 


13 


Thomas B. Harris 


],000 00 


April, 18S4 


1,244 


April, 


1914 


40 


For benefit of Charlestowu branch. 


14 


Daniel Treadwell 


f 2,000 00 
■j 1,700 00 


1 October, 1885 


I - 1,382 
i 1,486 
I 1.754 


April, 
Oct., 


1916 
1917 


1 

J. 197 








[ 1,400 00 


J November, 1889 


Nov. 15, 1919 


J 




IS 
18 


J. Ingereoll Bowditch .... 


500 00 
10,000 00 


May, 1886 
January, 1S90 


1,383 
1,816 


April, 

Jan'y, 


1916 
1920 


20 
350 


" To bold and apply the income and so much 
of tbe principal as they [the Trustees] may 
choose to the purchase of special books of 
reference to be kept and used only at the 
Cbarlestown Branch of said Public Library." 

For " the purchase of books of permanent value 
and authority in mathematics and astronomy," 
























$183,700 00 










$9,540 





MEMORANDA. 

i II J. .-linn Bates, horn near Boston. 17*S, dhd in London, as the head of the hoiiFC of Baring Brothers & Co.. 1ST.4. Tn addition to this fund, tic cave .«.10.imh) worth of books to the Library. 

I -i Tin' miiii nt *.-.,IHHI«hmi »ift in .Mr. Phillip*' lifetime The ..th.T s-JI\uihi «u.. lierjiieatheilJ.\ hi, will, iltit.d -Mil of Sept., Ism. He died Lllth of July, \SW, aged 82. 

!■'■) Mr. Law ivikt died mi Airju-t, IV.;., and this Mini was u beipiest. 

( -I) Tin- herpn-s| of Charlotte Harris In the (.'Imrlestown branch. Willi it lier private library was also given. 



office. Tne principal .' 



: may be expended as is deemed best. 



s given by the will. 



nial to Mr. Bigelow on retiring from the mayoralty, and was transferred by Iiim to this purpusi 



STOCKS OTHER THAN CITY BONDS HELD BY TREADWELL FUND, PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



Shares. 


Par Value 


Value per Share 

as received 

from Trustee. 


Total as 

Received from 

Trustee. 




Income. 


Remarks. 


15 l'». & A. U.K. Co 

'.i Fitchburg U.K. Co 

1 Vt. >c Mass. R.E. Co 


$100 00 

100 00 

11 

wo oo 
20 00 


$179 00 
179 50 

11-- li" 

133 00 

30 00 


$2,6S5 00 
1.1177 nil 
1,062 ii" 

133 00 
540 00 
88 00 


> $5,585 00 
Less 88 mi 


* $128 00 
60 00 

6 00 
25 20 


April 5, 1887. The certificates of 9 shares of 
F. 11.11. exchanged for a certificate of 12 shares 
preferred stock in same corporation, liar value 
$100. Total, $1,200. 

Less paid May 10, 18S0, to City Collector, per 
order of Board of Trustees of Public Library. 




100 00 






$5,497 00 
100 00 











fc Includes income on the one share below. 



Public Library. 



57 



APPENDIX XIX. 

LIBRARY SERVICE. 
(Dec. 31, 1889.) 



Name. 



Mellen Chamberlain 

James L. Whitney . 
Jose F. Carret . . . 



Appletoa P. C. Griffin 
Louis F. Gray .... 



Adelaide A. Nichols 
Effie L. Gibbs . . . 
John J. Keenau . . 
Edward T. Daley . 



Total 



James L. Whitnet 
Jose F. Carret . . 
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 Catalogue 
Edward B. Hunt 
Alice Browne . 
Henry D. Gray . 



13 a 



1869 
1875 

1865 

1880 



1888 
1885 
1888 



1875 
1878 
1888 
1873 
1881 
1881 
1884 
1886 
1887 
1887 
1888 
1882 

1883 
1883 
1888 



Position, duties, etc. 



Librarian and Clerk of the cor- 
poration 



Principal Assistant Librarian . . 

Registrar and Curator of Patents 
and Engravings 



Custodian of Building 

Office Secretary ; Asst. Clerk of 
the corporation ; Inspector of 
Bindings; Statistician. 



Auditor and Cashier 

Stenographer and Typewriter 
Asst. Office Secretary . . . 
Librarian's Runner .... 



Principal of the department 

Reviser . 

Assistant 



Assistant 

Assistant 

Assistant 

Assistant 

Assistant in Patent-room, 

Assistant 

Assistant 

Assistant 

Assistant 

Assistant 



Curator of officers' card catalog 

Assistant 

Runner 



Total 15 



£2 



_ o. 
SB 
o » 



58 



City Document No. 48. 

LIBRARY SERVICE. — Continued. 



a 

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Position, duties, etc. 


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Harriet N. Pike .... 

Theodocia F. Macurdy . . 
Mary A. McGratb .... 
Michael F. Melledy .... 
Daniel F. Mahoney .... 


1867 
1879 
1889 
1868 
1887 
1887 


Chief Clerk 








2S e 




















6 














Appleton P. C. Griffin, 

George F. Remlinger . . . 
William E. Fallon .... 
Matthew T. Keenan . . . 


1865 
1881 
1888 
1889 
1889 
1886 




6 






g 


A ss't in charge of repairs, etc, .. . 




& 










i> 






09 




6 














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


1875 

1867 
1881 


Librarian of Bates nail 


10 








William II. Harvey .... 

William S. Clarke .... 

Daniel W. McNiven . . . 

George V. Mooney .... 

Evening Service. 


1886 
1888 
1888 
1889 
1889 
1889 






3 






£3 






1 






















10 














Edward Tiffany .... 
Frank C. Blaisdell .... 

Caroline E. J. Poree . . . 


1878 
1877 
1876 

1885 
1859 
1863 
1863 
1ST4 


Librarian of Lower Hall . . . . 

Curator of Lower Hall card 








9 


Clerk for registration and fines . 











Public Library. 

LIBRARY SERVICE.— Continued. 



59 



Name. 



Mary C. Sheridan . 
Rebecca J. Briggs . 
Agnes M. Murray . 
Elinor S. Briggs . . 
Ella K. Murray . . 
Nellie M. Riley . . . 
Annie G. Murphy . 

Evening Service. 
Fred W. Blaisdell . 

William E. Fallon . 
Amelia F. McGrath 
William L. Day . . 



Total . 



880 

ssi 
885 



885 

ssi 



Positions, duties, etc. 



Assistant 
Assistant 
Assistant 
Assistant 
Assistant 
Assistant 
Assistant 



Registration Clerk and Sunday 
service 



Reading room . 
Delivery Clerk . 
Receiving Clerk 





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

William Monahan .... 
Extra daily assistants. 


1858 
1886 
1880 
1883 




1 
1 
1 
1 

4 






5 

1 




4 














Frank Ryder 

Wm. P. Demstead .... 

Mary G. Moriarty .... 


1883 
1888 
1883 
1883 
1876 
1875 
1889 




























"8 




















7 



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City Document No. 48. 

LIBRARY SERVICE. — Continued. 



Name. 



— V 

a " 



Position, duties, etc. 



<a g 
o » 



Sarah C. Godbold 
Alice M. Wing . . . 
Emma D. Coleman . 
Emma "W. Flanders 
Lizzie McBride . . 
L. A. Bickford . . . 
A. M. McFarland . 
Jessie M. Nute . . . 
George H. Hosea . . 
Total 



1871 
1872 

1888 
1888 
1886 
1889 
1889 
1889 
1873 



Librarian 



First Assistants , 

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



N. Josephine Bullard 
Ellen A. Eaton .... 
Idalene L. Sampson . . 
Alice B. Orcutt .... 

Lena Parker 

Lilla F. Davis 

Alice Patterson .... 

Sarah Baker 

Joseph Baker 

Total 



1883 
1872 
1877 
1884 
1887 
1881 
1889 
1887 
1872 



Librarian . . . 
First Assistants 



Second Assistants , 



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



Helen M. Bell . . 
Elizabeth C. Berry . 
Dora Puffer . . . , 
Sarah W. Griggs . , 
Mary E. Griffith . . 
Katie F. Albert . . 
Emma Bollig . . . 

Grace Hall 

Sarah B. Evans . , 

Charles R. Curtis . , 

Total 



1878 
1877 
1878 
1884 
1885 
1883 
1888 
1889 
1889 
1873 



Librarian . . . , 
> First Assistants . 



j Second Assistants . 



Extra Assistant 
Extra Assistant 
Extra Assistant 
Extra Assistant 
Janitor 



m 



Public Library. 



61 



LIBRARY SERVICE. — Continued. 



Name. 



Position, duties, etc. 



H 



•a" 



* n .2 

r. $ a 

a « o « 



Elizabeth F. Cartee 
Annie E. Eberle . . . 
Mary P. Swain .... 
Susan E. Livermore . 
Alice G. Willoughby . 
Lydia E. Eberle . . . 
Emma L. Willoughby 
Thomas E. Smith . . 



1886 
1874 
1878 
1879 
1882 
1881 
1882 
1869 



Librarian . . . 
First Assistants 



Second Assistants 



Extra Assistant 
Extra Runner . 
Janitor 



Total 



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



1875 
1880 
1880 
1878 



Librarian . . . . 
Second Assistant . 
Extra Assistant , 
Janitor 



Total 



Mart G. Coffin . . 
Mary J. Sheridan . . 
Frances Willird Pike 



1874 
1875 
1881 



Librarian . . 

First Assistant 



Second Assistants 



Edward Norman . , 
Edward Davenport , 



1885 
1874 



Runner 
Janitor . 



Total 



Margaret A. Sheridan, 

Maud M. Morse 

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

Emma Lynch 

William Maloney . . . . 
George Carney 



1875 
1877 
1876 
1881 
1885 
1889 
1889 



Librarian . . 
First Assistaut 



Second Assistants 



| Lturriers . . 
Extra Runner 



Total 



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City Document No. 48. 

LIBRARY SERVICE. — Concluded. 



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Name. 


6 
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a « 
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Position, duties, etc. 


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1 

1 


V 

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■c 


Anna J. Barton .... 

Margaret 8. Barton .... 

James F. Dawson .... 

Timothy Johnson .... 

Total 


1876 
1878 
1882 
1889 
1887 








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B 






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a, 






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5 


■9 












Catherine G. J. Mooney . 


1887 
1884 
1886 







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e 

23 


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

Samuel T. Bowthorpe . . 
Bessie G. Fairbrother . . 

Total ... 


1875 
1884 
1882 
1886 
1885 
1886 
1889 


Custodian, West Roxbury . . . 
Custodian, Mt. Bowdoiu .... 


7 

















Public Library. 



63 





SUMMARY. 








Executive department 




7 


" 




Catalogue department 


. 


15 






Purchase and Entry dt 


partment 


6 




Central Library 


Shelf department 


. 


6 




70 regulars. 


Bates Hall circulation 


department . 


10 




- 4 extras. 


Lower Hall circulation 


department, day, even 






— 


ing, and Sunday service 


15 


4 


74 


Janitor's department 




4 






Bindery . 


. 


7 


J 




East Boston branch 


» • • ■ 


5 


4] 




South Boston branch 




6 


3 




Roxbury branch 




6 


4 


Branches. 


Charlestown branch 


• \ 


6 


2 


52 regulars. 


Brighton branch 




3 


1 [ 16 extras. 


Dorchester branch . 




6 




— 


South- End branch . 




6 


1 


68 


Jamaica Plain branch 


. 


4 


1 




North-End branch . 




3 






Deliveries 


. _ 


7 


. 




Total 




122 


20 






20 







Grand total 



142 



AGENTS. 

Messrs. W. B. Clarke & Co., and Mr. Carl Schoenhof, Boston. 
Mr. Edward G. Allen (for English patents), London. 
Messrs. Kegan Paul, Trench, Triibner & Co., Limited, London. 
Deuerlich 'sche Buchhandlung, Gbttingen. 



LOCATION OF THE BRANCH LIBRARIES AND DELIVERY 
STATIONS. 

Allston delivery station, 26 Franklin street, Allston. 

Brighton branch, Holton Library building, Rockland street. 

Charlestown branch, oTd City Hall, City square, Charlestown. 

Dorchester branch, Arcadia, cor. Adams street. 

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

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

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. 

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

Roslindale delivery station, Florence, cor. Ashland street. 

Roxbury branch, 46 Millmont street. 

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

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

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



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City Document No. 48. 



APPENDIX XXII. 

EXAMINING COMMITTEES FOR THIRTY-EIGHT 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. 3. G., 1870. 
Abbott, S. A. B., 1880. 
Adams, Nebemiah, 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, I860. 
Attwood, G., 1877. 
Bailey, Edwin C, 1861. 
Ball, Joshua D., 1861. 
Bangs, Edward, 1887. 
Barnard, James M., 1866. 
Bartlett, Sidney, 1869. 
Beebe, James M., 1858. 
Beecher, Rev. Edward, 1854. 
Bigelow, Jacob, 31. H., 1857. 
Bigelow, Hon. John P., 1856. 
Blagden, George W., D.D., 1856. 
Blake, John G., M.D., 1883. 
Bodfish, Rev. Joshua P., 1879. 
Bowditch, Henry I., M.D., 1855. 
Bowditch, Henry I., 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.J)., 1877. 
Chaney, 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. 
Oudworth, Warren II., I)./)., 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, Benjamin, 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, JJ.D., 1863. 
Eaton, William S., 1887. 
Edes, Henry II., 1886. 
Eliot, Samuel, LL.D., 1868. 
Ellis, Arthur B., 1888, 1889. 
Ellis, Calvin, M.D., 1871. 
Ellis, Geo. E., D.D., 1881. 
Endicott, William, jr., 1878. 
Evans, George W., 1887, 1888, 1889. 
Field, Walbridge A., 1866. 
Fields, James T., 1872. 
Fitz, Reginald H., 1879. 
Foote, Rev. Henry W., 1864. 
Fowle, William F., 1864. 
Freeland, Charles W., 1867. 
Frost, Oliver, 1854. 
Frothingham, Richard, 1876. 
Furness, Horace Howard, LL.D., 

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



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Greenough, 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. George F., 1865. 
Hassam, John T., 1885. 
Hayes, Hon. F. B., 1874. 
Haynes, Henry W., 1879. 
Haynes, Henry W., 1881, 1884. 
Hayward, George, M.D., 1863. 
Heard, John, jr., 1888, 1889. 
Heard, John T., 1853. 
Herford, Brooke, D.D., 1884. 
Herriek, Samuel E., D.D., 1888, 

1889. 
Higginson, Thomas W., 1883. 
Hill, Clement Hugh, 1880. 
Hillard, Hon. George S., 1853. 
Hillard, Hon. George S., 1873. 
Hodges, Richard M., M.D., 1870. 
Holmes, Edward J., 1881, 1884. 
Holmes, Oliver W., M.D., 1858. 
Holmes, Oliver W., jr., 1882. 
Homans, Charles D., 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. 
Hyde, George B., 1879. 
Jeffries, B. Joy, M.D., 1869. 
Jenkins, Charles E., 1879. 
Jewell, Hon. Harvey, 1863. 
Jordan, Eben D., 1873. 
Kidder, Henry P., 1870. 
Kimball, David P., 1874. 
Kimball, Henry H., 1865. 
Kirk, Edward N., D.D., 1859. 
Lawrence, Hon. Abbott, 1853. 
Lawrence, Abbott, 1859. 
Lawrence, James, 1855. 
Lee, Miss Alice, 1889. 
Lewis, Weston, 1872, 1878. 
Lincoln, Hon. F. W., 1856. 
Lincoln, Solomon, 1886. 
Little, James L., 1864. 
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. Audley, 1883. 
Metcalf, Rev. Theodore A., 1888, 

1889. 
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. 

Neale, Rollin H., D.D., 1853. 

Noble, John, 1882. 

Norcross, Otis, 1880. 

O'Brien, Hugh, 1879. 

O'Reilly, John Boyle, 1878. 

Otis, G. A., 1860. 

Paddock, Rt. Rev. Benj. H., 1876. 

Parker, Charles Henry, 1888, 1889. 

Parkman, Henry, 1885. 

Parks, Rev. Leighton, 1882. 

Perkins, Charles C, 1871. 

Perry, Thomas S., 1879, 1882, 18S3, 

1884, 1885. 
Phillips, John C, 1882. 
Phillips, Jonathan, 1854. 
Prescott, William H., LL.D., 1853. 
Prince, Hon. F. , 1888, 1889. 
Putnam, George, D.D., 1870. 
Putnam, Hon. John P., 1865. 
Randall, Charles L., 31. D., 1884. 
Rice, Hon. Alexander H., 1860. 
Rogers, Prof. William B., 1861. 
Rollins, J. Wingate, 1888, 1889. 
Ropes, John C, 1872. 
Rotch, Benjamin S., 1863. 
Runkle, Prof. J. D., 1882. 
Russell, Samuel H., 1880. 
Sanger, Hon. George P., 1860. 
Seaver, Edwin P., 1881. 
Shepard, Hon. Harvey N., 1888, 1889. 
Shurtleff, Hon. Nathaniel B., 1857. 
Smith, Charles C, 1873. 
Smith, Mrs. Charles C, 1881, 1886. 
Sprague, Charles J., 1859. 
Sprague, Homer B., 1882. 
Stedman, C. Ellery, M.I)., 1888. 
Stevens, Oliver, 1858. 
Stevenson, Hon. J. Thomas, 1856. 
Stockwell, S. N., 1861. 
Stone, Col. Henry, 1885, 1886, 1887. 
Story, Joseph, 1856. 
Sullivan, Richard, 1883, 1884. 
Teele, John O., 1886. 
Thaxter, Adam W., 1855. 
Thayer, George A., 1875. 
Thayer, Rev. Thomas B., 1862. 
Thomas, B. F., 1875. 
Thomas, Seth J., 1856. 
Ticknor, George, 1853, 1854, 1855, 

1859, 1863, 1866. 
Tobey, Hon. Edward S., 1862. 
Twombly, Rev. A. S., 1883, 1884. 
Upham, J. B., M.D., 1865. 
Vibbert, Rev. Geo. H., 1873. 
Wales, George W., 1875. 
Walley, Hon. Samuel H., 1862. 
Ward, Rev. Julius H., 1882. 
Ware. Charles E., M.D., 1875. 
Ware, Darwin E., 1881. 



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Warner, Herman J., 1867. 
Warren, Hon. Charles II., 1859. 
Warren, J. Collins, M.D., 1878. 
Waterston, Rev. Robert C, 1867. 
Wells, Mrs. Kate G., 1877. 
Wharton, William F., 1880. 

Whipple, Edwin P., 1869. 

Whitmore, William II. , 1887. 

Whitney, Daniel II., 1862. 
Whitney, Henry A., 1873. 
Wightman, lion. Joseph M., 1859. 



Williams, Harold, M.D., 1888, 1889. 
Williamson, William C, 1881. 
Wilson, Elisha T.,M.D., 1861. 
Winsor, Justin, 1867. 
Winthrop, Hon. Robert C, 1854. 
Winthrop, Robert C, jr., 1887. 
Woodbury, diaries Levi, 1871. 
Woolson, Mrs. Abba Goold, 1888, 

Wright, Hon. Carroll D., 1884. 



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APPENDIX XXIII. 

TRUSTEES FOR THIRTY-EIGHT YEARS. 

The Honorable Edward Everett was President of the Board 
from 1852 to 1864 ; the late George Ticknor in 1865 ; 
William W. Greenough, Esq., from 1866 to April, 1888. 
Samuel A. B. Abbott, Esq., is the present incumbent. 

The Board for 1852 was a preliminary 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 18(i7, 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, 
consisting of five citizens at large. 



Ahbott, Samuel A. 15., 1879-89. 

Allen, James B., 1852-53. 
. Appleton, Thomas G., 1852-57. 
k Barnes, Joseph H., 1871-72. 

Bigelow, John P., 1852-68. 

Bowditch, Henry I., 1865-68. 

Bradlee, John T., 1869-70. 

Bradt, Herman 1)., 1872-7:?. 

Braman, JarvieD., 1868-69. 

Bkaman, Jakvis D., 1869-72. 

Brown, J. C. J., 1861-62. 

Burditt, 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, 1878-88 

Clapp, William W., jr., 1864-66. 

Coe, Henry F., 1878. 

Crane, Samuel D., 1860-61. 

Curtis, Daniel S., 1873-75. 

Dennie, George, 1858-60. 

Dickinson, M. P., jr., 1871-72. 

Drake, Henry A., 1863-64. 

Erving, Edward S., 1852. 

Everett, Edward, 1852-64. 

Flynn, James J., 1883. 

Frost, Oliver, 1x54-55; 1856-58. 

Fbothinqhah, 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., 1880-89. 
Hillard, GeorgeS., 1872-75; 1876- 

77. 
Howes, Oshorne, jr., 1877-78. 
lngalls, Melville E., 1870-71. 
Jackson, Patrick T., 1864-65. 
Jenkins, Edward J., 1885. 
Keith, James M., 1868-70. 
Kimball, David P., 1874-76. 
Lawrence, James, 1852. 
Lee, .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, Jeremiah L., 1867-68. 
Nik's, 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, 187G-77. 
Pope, Richard, 1877-78. 
Pratt, Charles E., 1880-82. 
Pierce, Phineas, 1888-89. 
Prince, Frederick 0., 1888-89. 
Potnam, George, 1868-77. 
Reed, Sampson, 1852-53. 
Richards, William R., 1889. 
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. 
Whitmore, William H., 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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