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FIFTY-EIGHTH 



ANNUAL REPORTS 



TO THE 



LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS, 



ARTS COMMITTEE, 



OF THE 



CITY OF LIVERPOOL, 



FOR THE YEAR ENDING 31st DECEMBER, 1910. 




LIVERPOOL : 
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ARTS COMMITTEE, 



CITY OF LIVERPOOL, 



FOR THE YEAR ENDING 31st DECEMBER, 1910. 




LIVERPOOL : 
C. Tinling and Co., Ltd., Printing Contractors, 53, Victoria Street. 

1911. 













COMMITTEE AND OFFICERS 

for the Year 1910-1911. 



THE RIGHT HONOURABLE S. MASON HUTCHINSON. 
LORD MAYOR. 



Committee: 

FRANK J. LESLIE, ESQ., CHAIRMAN. 
RICHARD CATON, ESQ., M.D., LL.D., J.P. DEPUTY-CHAIRMAN. 



JOSEPH BIBBY, ESQ., J. P., 

PROF. R. C. BOSANQUET, M.A., 

FREDERICK C. BO WRING, ESQ., J.P. 

PROF. SIR RUBERT W. BOYCE, 

M.B., F.R.S., 

RONALD STEWART-BROWN, ESQ., 

M.A., 
JOHN BYRNE, ESQ., J.P., 
ALDERMAN A. COMMINS, LL.D., 
ALDERMAN A. CROSTHWAITE, J. P., 
WILLIAM EVANS, ESQ., J. P., 

ALDERMAN SIR WILLIAM B. 

FORWOOD, D.L., J. P.. 

ERNEST C. GIVEN, ESQ., 



FRANCIS J. HARFORD, ESQ., J. P., 
ROBERT C. HERMAN, ESQ., 
PHILIP DURNING HOLT, ESQ., 
MICHAEL E. KEARNEY. ESQ., 
P. CHARLES KELLY, ESQ.. 
JOHN LEA, ESQ.. J. P., 
PROFESSOR A. M. PATERSON, M.D. 
HERBERT R. RATHBONE, ESQ., B.A. 
RICHARD RUTHERFORD, ESQ.. J.P. 
ALDERMAN J. N. STOLTERFOHT, 
COLONEL W. HALL WALKER, M.P. 



Cfeitf librarian : 
GEORGE T. SHAW. 

jStfjutu-ITibrarian : 
HENRY E. CURRAN. 

Oirtc'.o; of Jllnstums : 
HENRY O. FORBES, LL.D., F.R.G.S., F.R.A. 

.Jssiistant Curator of £mfj Jlrrbii JNnsnuit : 
JOSEPH A. CLUBB, D.Sr. 

5»sUt;int 4'nrator of Iflaiur Jtlnscum: 
P. ENTWISTLE, F.R.A.I. 

<£ur*tor ofib/ Ktluihtr 3Ut teallrrw : 
E. RIMBAULT DIBDIN. 

;|L»gist;int <£ nralor , JSlall.tr jSrl <J5aIUrr : 
ARTHUR G. QUIGLEY. 



CHAIRMAN'S PREFACE. 



The Reports contained in this volume again show a steady record 
of useful and progressive work in the fine range of buildings in 
William Brown Street, which, with their branches through the 
City, constitute the Municipal home of Literature, Science, and 
Art. 

Taking the Libraries alone, no one who visits the Reference 
Library, filled every day from morning till evening, with its 
hundreds of quiet, persistent readers, can fail to recognise that if 
that were the only field of the Committee's activities their work 
would be of the utmost value to the community. Works of fiction, 
which are by some wrongly supposed to constitute the chief 
attraction in a Public Library, find no place there, and yet during 
the year there were issued to readers, in that one Library, 427,000 
volumes, mostly in the sections of Histoiy, Topography, Politics, 
and Art. 

In all departments of the Committee's work there was an increase 
in 1910, the most marked deAelopment being in the books for 
children in the Lending Libraries. The issue of these in 1910 
exceeded that in 1909 by no fewer than 109,000 volumes. The 
policy of the Committee is to induce the children to use the Libraries 
while still at school, and to keep them as readers when they grow 
up. 

The only new Library opened during 1910 was that at the Rawdon 
Reading Room, the immediate success of which was remarkable, as 
the issues at once reached an average of nearly 3,000 volumes a 
week. 

The present year will have a much larger record of new Libraries 
and Reading Rooms completed. 



4 CHAIRMAN S PREFACE. 

There is still one area which needs such provision, that of the 
district round Hornby Street, where the Corporation's Model 
Dwellings are now housing thousands of people. There is an 
admirable site available, with frontages to Limekiln Lane and 
Hornby Street, where a Library, Reading Room, and Lecture Room 
could be erected, in conjunction possibly with a Gymnasium. Such 
a building would be of the grea.test benefit to that thickly- 
populated neighbourhood. There is reason to believe the Committee 
could obtain the site as a gift if the building could be provided. For 
this they can only look to private generosity. It would be the fitting 
completion of their scheme of Libraries and Reading Rooms, and 
they anxiously hope they may be enabled to carry it out. 

That the Museums are continuing to attract and satisfy the public 
is shown by the increase in the average attendance by more than 
100 a day over that of 1900. It is a remarkable fact that for the 
past sixteen years the additions made to the Museum Collections, 
mostly by gift, have averaged 2-'5 per working day. Many of these 
are, of course, of small value, but many are of very considerable 
worth, both in money and scientific interest. Schemes set on foot 
last year for a re-arrangement of some of the collections have since 
been more fullv developed, and when they are completed the 
Museums will be rendered even more popularly attractive and 
scientifically interesting. The allocation of a good room entirely 
for the display of local antiquities has long been needed, and has 
now been made. 

The presentation of the Museum Report by Dr. Clubb, as 
Curator, is a consequence of the resignation of Dr. Forbes, who had 
been Director of the Museum for 16 years, during which he rendered 
valuable service in the arrangement of the new huildings. 

Important changes were made in 191(1 in the Walker Art Gallery 
in the reconstruction of the Rooms on the Ground Floor, the 
provision of new Cloak Rooms, and the removal of the turnstiles. 
There can be no doubt that visitors much appreciate the privilege 
of free and unimpeded access to public buildings, and the early 



CHAIRMAN S PREFACE. 

removal of the turnstiles from the Museum Entrance is also in 
contemplation. Every one of the buildings under the Committee 
will then have its doors wide open to the public. 

The Art Galleries became the richer in 1910 by the addition of 284 
pictures, etchings, and other works of art, as against 195 in 1909. 
The Curator in his Report again emphasizes, and rightly so, the 
increasingly urgent need there is for an extension of the Galleries, 
so as to obviate the present unfortunate necessity for taking down 
the Permanent Collection before the Autumn Exhibition can be 
placed. 

The Committee find it an anxious and difficult task, on their 
restricted income, to carry on and keep thoroughly efficient the 
varied and increasingly numerous Institutions under their charge. 
It must be borne in mind that nearly all the recent additions to 
them have been made to carry out statutory obligations undertaken 
by the City Council in the several recent extensions of the City. 

The Institutions which the Committee have now to carry on 
include a Reference Library of 158,152 volumes, 11 Lending 
Libraries with a total annual issue of 1,597,123 volumes, Reading 
Rooms, some attached to the Libraries and some not, with an 
average daily attendance of many thousands, 185 Evening Lectures 
to audiences numbering last year 81,160, and Museums and Art 
Galleries receiving 856,000 visitors in the year. Their efforts to 
make all these varied and valuable Institutions of the greatest 
possible benefit to the City will be maintained to the fullest extent, 
but they may find it necessary to ask for some additional help in 
doing so. 

May I add that the responsibility for the somewhat late date of 
issue of this volume is entirely mine. The officials had their Reports 
ready some time ago, but, owing to various circumstances, it has, 
I regret to say, been impossible for me to sooner provide this usual 
preface. 

FRANK J. LESLIE. 

Chairman. 



CHIEF LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. 



I respectfully submit a report of the work of the Libraries and 
Beading Rooms, and Lectures Sub-Committees, during the past 
year. 

A comparison of the statistics in the appended tables with those 
for the preceding year will show a decrease which, fortunately, is 
more apparent than real. The Picton Reading Room was closed for 
one month for painting and decoration, while the Patent 
Specification Room, the Central Lending Library, and the 
Kensington Branch Library, were also closed for one month for 
structural alterations, &c. Every effort was made to carry on 
business during the alterations, but it was quite impossible to meet 
the ordinary demand. While the Picton Reading Room was closed 
the Reference Library work was transferred to the Brown Reading 
Room, and only the newspapers left available for the frequenters of 
that room. By this arrangement the inconvenience caused by the 
closing of the Picton Reading Room was considerably minimised, 
but the ordinary issues in the Brown Reading Room and the Hornby 
Library were entirely suspended, and those in the Reference 
Library greatly diminished. That there has been no reduction in 
the work of the various departments of the Reference Library is 
shown by the fact that while the actual daily issue in 1909 was 
1,289 volumes, that in 1910 was 1,324 volumes. 

1 have re-arranged the tables of statistics which it is customary 
to include in the Annual Report, and in the case of the Reference 
Library separated the figures showing the actual issue from the 
approximate estimates, while in the case of the Lending Libraries 
I have included actual issues only and excluded the approximate 
estimates. Owing to the increased facilities given to the public 
to consult books statistics are failing to adequately show the great 
extent of the work done in the Reference Library and Branch 
Library Reading Rooms, particulary the former. For instance, 



8 LIBRARIES. 

the Blue Books and Parliamentary Papers are now displayed in the 
Picton Reading Room as soon as received, a change which has 
called forth appreciative comments from Readers. But while a 
much larger number of people are thus enabled to see these 
important publications they cease to he included in the over-counter 
issues, and only an approximate estimate of their use can he formed. 
The same remarks apply to the displays of hooks on such topical 
subjects as Free Trade, Finance, Government, &c. (during the 
General Elections) : Agriculture (at the time of the Agricultural 
Show); King Edward VII., Orchardson, Holman Hunt, and Mark 
Twain. 

To accurately record the issues in full without affecting the 
unrestricted use of the books would be very difficult and very 
expensive, while the result would not he worth either the money or 
the labour involved. The books are purchased for use rather than 
to have their use statistically recorded. Therefore, in studying 
the appended figures it should be understood that they only partially 
show the work accomplished. 

Classification Statistics. 

At a time when Public Libraries (particularly the Lending 
Departments) are subjected to so much criticism for their 
comparatively large issues of fiction, it is appropriate to draw atten- 
tion to Tables It and V wherein are shown the classification 
of issues in our Reference and Lending Libraries. Of the total 
issues in the Reference and Lending Libraries (Children's Libraries 
excepted), 57 percent, were prose fiction; while of the total issues 
for Home Reading only (Children's Libraries excepted), 7 7 per cent, 
were jjrose fiction. In considering these figures it should be 
remembered that novels are not added as soon as published, and 
that every care is taken to exclude those to which general exception 
may be taken on moral grounds. Whatever criticism may be passed 
on the extent of the fiction issues the Libraries Committee are 
justified in taking credit for the serious side of their work, a side 
which critics so repeatedly overlook. Libraries which during the 



LIBRARIES . 9 

year have recorded issues of 36,317 volumes in Theology and 
Ethics; of 171,205 volumes in Fine Arts, Music, and Technical 
subjects; 87,021 volumes in History and Biography; 82,099 volumes 
in Topography, Antiquities and Travels; 20,087 volumes on 
Political subjects; and 29,030 volumes of Poetry and Drama, 
ought not to be criticised as if the circulation of novels was their 
only work, and the circulation of novels wrong. 

Juvenile Department. 

The development of the work in the Children's Libraries is in 
every way satisfactory. The issues for 1910 from this department 
exceed those for 1909 by 109,010 volumes. This increase is mainly 
due to the opening of the Rawdon Library, where the issues to 
Juveniles have amounted to 59,971 volumes, but there has been an 
increase at all the Branch Libraries except Toxteth. In addition, 
there was a large issue of volumes in the Children's Reading Rooms 
at the various Branch Libraries. The total issues for home reading 
from the Children's Libraries have increased from 148,981 volumes 
in 1900 to 399,590 volumes in 1910. These figures are of more than 
passing interest, as the extent of the work of our Children's 
Libraries has not been hitherto fully recognised, either locally or 
generally. The credit for this development is willingly shared with 
the Teachers in the Council Schools. 

Catalogues. 

Considerable progress has been made with the Reference Library 
Catalogue. All books added to the Library since January 1st, 1910, 
have been included in the combined catalogue which is gradually 
being prepared for the printer. In addition, entries have been typed 
for inclusion in the card cabinets in the Picton Reading Room, and 
also for the Sheaf Catalogue which will supersede the card cabinets. 
Progress is also being made with the cataloguing of the books added 
to the Reference Library between 1891 (the date of part 3 of the 
printed catalogue), and December 31st, 1909. As soon as these 
arrears have been dealt with, the duplication of entries for the card 



10 LIBRARIES. 

cabinets and sheaf catalogues will cease, and progress will 
consequently be more rapid. The amount of work to be 
accomplished is very great, and must take several years. The 
importance of it, as well as the urgency, are fully recognised, but 
the Committee feel that it would be a serious mistake to sacrifice 
accuracy for speed. The result of one year's work has. however, 
justified the Committee in augmenting the cataloguing staff and 
making arrangements which, while securing continuity for the 
work, will accelerate it. 

In addition to the work on the main catalogue of the Eeference 
Library, other important cataloguing work is in progress. The 
Coleman deeds relating to Lancashire and Cheshire (numbering 418), 
which the Committee purchased in January, have been calendared 
by Mr. John Brownbill. Sheaf catalogues (typed) of the prints and 
portraits in the Hornby Library are well advanced, while a hand-list 
of books of reference in the Picton Eeading Eoom has been printed, 
and indexes to Parliamentary publications and other series have 
been compiled. Catalogues of the books in the Depot, in the 
AVavertree Branch Library, and of the books in the Juvenile 
Departments of the Everton and Toxteth Libraries, have been 
published during the year. 

The Committee have complied with the suggestions of the West 
Lancashire Association Territorial Force, and added to the already 

large collection of works on military subjects in the Libraries. 
Purchases have also been made to meet the requirements of various 
reading and educational classes. 

During the winter various societies have visited the Reference 
Library, when displays of hooks on their special subjects have been 
made. Amongst these societies may be named the Artists, the 
Brickworkers, the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, and 
the National Home Eeading Union. In this way Students had 
opportunities to obtain knowledge of the literature on their 
subjects, and the subseqiient demands in the Picton Reading Eoom 
proved that the opportunities had been utilised. 



lirr aries. 11 

Lendixg Libraries. 

The Central Lending Library lias been enlarged by adding to it 
a part of the room in which the Patent Specifications and Files of 
Newspapers are consulted. This alteration has been most successful, 
both as regards the convenience of the public and tbe health of the 
staff. The work of this Lending Library has been thoroughly 
re-organised, and the books carefully examined. Over 2,400 soiled 
and worn-out volumes have been withdrawn, 1,500 of which have 
been replaced by new copies. The whole Library has been 
re-classified on the Dewey system, and a new catalogue is being 
compiled. This work lias been carried through under considerable 
difficulty. Except for the comparatively short period that the 
Library was closed for the structural alterations, the books have 
always been available for the public. Structural alterations have 
also been made at the Kensington Branch Library, and the building 
painted and cleaned. This is the oldest of our Branch Library 
buildings and the time had arrived to make improvements which 
would equip it to properly meet the demands the tables of statistics 
prove the public make upon it. 

The Bawdon Lending Library was formally opened by Councillor 
William Evans, J. P., in February, and the issue of nearly 184,000 
volumes in the succeeding eleven months proves that a library in 
the Airfield district was wanted. 

The work of weeding out the soiled and worn copies of books in 
the Branch Libraries has been continued and over 7,000 volumes 
have been withdrawn. This work will now be taken up 
systematically and the stocks in all the Branch Libraries be 
thoroughly overhauled in succession. During the past year the 
books in the Central Lending Library were dealt with ; in the 
ensuing year the stocks of the Walton and Sefton Park Libraries 
will have to be prepared for the new buildings now in course of 
erection; and afterwards the older and larger collections in the 
Toxteth, Kensington, and Everton Branches will receive attention 
in turn. 



12 LIBRARIES. 

The fh\st year's work of the Lending Libraries' Depot has been 
most encouraging. In addition to the circulation of 5,600 
volumes, the exchange of books between the various Branches has 
been greatly facilitated by ii. The collection of Foreign Literature 
for issue to Borrowers in the Branch Libraries has been increased 
and placed in the Depot. The advantages of a central collection of 
high class literature from which all the Lending Libraries may draw 
are obvious, but its successful working depends to a certain extent 
on the Librarians of the Lending Libraries, and therefore the 
demands made on the Depot collection will demonstrate at which of 
the Branches Students are personally assisted by the Librarians. 

Bank Holidays. 

In compliance with a request by the City Council, the Reading 
Rooms at the Kirkdale, Kensington, and Garston Libraries were 
opened on the Easter, Whitsuntide, and August Bank Holidays as 
an experiment. Notwithstanding the fact that the opening was 
extensively advertised in the Libraries and the Newspapers, the 
attendances were too small to justify the Committee in recom- 
mending the regular opening of the Reading Rooms on Bank 
Holidays. 

New Libraries. 

New buildings for Libraries in Sefton Park and Walton and 
Fazakerley, and a Reading Room in Stanley Road (generously 
presented by Dr. Carnegie), are now approaching completion, and 
will be opened to the public during the year 1911. 

The plans for the Sefton Park Library and the Stanley Road 
Reading Room were prepared by the Corporation Surveyor. The 
Committee decided to invite local Architects to submit designs for 
the Walton and Fazakerley Library. Twenty-five designs were 
received. W. E. Willink, Esq., F.R.I.B.A., was appointed 
assessor, and made the following awards: — 

Messrs. Briggs, Wolstenholme & Thornely — First Premium. 
Mr. Wynne Jones — Second Premium. 
Mr. Taliesin Rees— Third Premium. 




BLIND READERS- 
Borrowers from the Central Lending Library. 



LIBRARIES. 13 

Messrs. Briggs & Co.'s design was thereupon adopted, and the work 
of erection proceeded with. 

On October 13th, the Lord Mayor (the Rt. Hon. W. H. 
Williams), on behalf of the Library, Museums and Arts Committee, 
presented to Miss Mary L. Hornby a silver casket containing a 
vellum scroll upon which was written the resolution of thanks the 
City Council had unanimously voted for her numerous and valuable 
donations to the Public Library of books in Braille type for the use 
of blind readers. 

I take this opportunity to draw attention to the cramped 
conditions under which the varied work of this department is at 
present carried on. Apart from the question of storage of books 
which will have to be considered by the Committee in the near 
future, the provision of improved accommodation for administration 
calls for immediate attention. There is no office accommodation in 
the building, yet the amount of clerical work and bookkeeping 
entailed by the administration of the Reference Library and eleven 
Lending Libraries, the Free Lectures, and the letting of the Picton 
and Small Lecture Halls, is very great. At present most of this 
work is done in a room that should be reserved for the use of 
Readers who apply to refer to the rare and valuable books it is 
undesirable to issue in the General Reading Rooms. 

Lectures. 

The Free Lectures provided for the public in various parts of the 
City numbered 165 for adults, and 20 for children. The attendances 
amounted to 81,160. The reduction in attendances compared with 
previous years was principally caused by the General Elections 
occurring in the midst of the sessions. 

GEO. T. SHAW, 

Chief Librarian. 



LIBRARIES. 

TABLE I. 

SUMMARY OF STATISTICS OF LIBRARIES DEPARTMENT. 



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Volumes 
issued on 



Approximate estimates. 



application. Volume, Periodicals 



Reference Library. 

icton Reading Room: 

Volumes issued on application -212. 124 

Approximate estimate of the issues of volumes 
of Reference Works and General Literature, 

from open shelves 

Approximate estimate of the issues of current 
Literary. Scientific and Technical Reviews 

and Periodical-, from open shelves 

Shown Readi:;g Room : 
Volumes issued on application (Prose Fiction)... 35.041 
Volumes issued : General Literature, from 

open -helves 72,909 

approximate estimate of issues of current 

Periodicals, from open shelves 

rawsPAPERS : Bound Volumes G.G11 

'atents Department 40,744 

lie n Frederick Hornby Library: 

aes issued 1,008 

Prints issued 



Totals — Reference Library. 



369,427 



105,638 



105,638 



112,132 



136,482 



248,614 



Prints 
issued. 



7,261 
7.261 



Branch Libraries. 
Volumes issued, Lending Departments. 





Adult. 


Juvenile. 


Total. 


Kensington ... 


144,463 


72.320 


216,783 




140,033 
132,382 




140,033 

174.072 


Toxteth 


42,590 


West Derby... 


121,025 


31,076 


152,101 





113,164 


— 


113,164 


tree ... 


107,212 


27.774 


134,986 


in 


100,996 


37,565 


138,561 


I 'ark... 


93,858 


— 


93,858 


tirkdale 


91,603 


89,252 


180,855 




79,065 


39,042 


118,107 


i 


73,732 


59,971 


133,703 



Totals— Lending Departments 1,597,123 

Lectures (20 centres), 
nees — 

ton Lecture Hall 23,812 

District Lecture Halls 57,348 

Grand Totals 1,966,550 



Lecture 
attendance 



81,160 



105,638 I 248,614 



,261 SI. 160 



The references to current newspapers and directories are not included. 
* Closed for several weeks for structural alterations and rearrangement of stock, 
t Lending Library inaugurated February 7th, 1910. 



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TABLE II. 

Classification of volumes issued in the Eeference Department. 
Picton Reading Room and Brown Reading Room : — 



Theology, Morals, Metaphysics ... 

Natural Philosophy, Mathematics, Physiology, &c. ... 

Natural History 

Fine and Industrial Arts ... ... ... ...52,810 i 

Specifications of Patents ...-10.744) 

History and Biography, &c. 

Topography and Antiquities 

Voyages and Travels, Gazetteers, Atlases 

Collected Works, Essays, &c. 

Jurisprudence, Law, Politics 

Commerce, Political Economy, Social Science, &c. ... 

Education and Language... 

Poetry and Dramatic Literature 

Prose Fiction 

Latin and Greek Classics and Translations 

Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries, &c. ... ... 12,948 ( 

— Directories 89,879 I 

Newspapers: Bound Volumes ... 



1910. 


1909. 


23,405 


22,559 


26,934 


28,169 


12,354 


12,885 


93,554 


01,479 


56,464 


56.740 


21,093 


16,415 


28,451 


39,944 


61.3S4 


54,216 


17,196 


12,809 


26,272 


26,349 


27,675 


27,295 


18,984 


18,566 


35,941 


54,898 


4,291 


4,293 


102,827 


189,814 


6,611 


7,085 



Hugh Frederick Hornby Art Library : — 
Volumes Issued ... ... 

Total 



563,936 



1,008 



504,944 



663,516 



1,556 



665,072 



TABLE III. 

Shewing the number and classification of works contained in 
the Reference Department : — 

Theology, Morals, Metaphysics 9,224 

Natural Philosophy, Mathematics, Physiology, Ac 4,360 

Natural History 8,782 

Fine and Industrial Arts ... ... ... ... ... -21,219 

History and Biography, &c. ... ... ... ... ... ... 17,414 

Topography and Antiquities 8,238 

Voyages and Travels, Gazetteers, Atlases 7,363 

Miscellaneous Literature (principally Collected Works, Essays. 

Reviews, Societies' Proceedings, &c., in volumes) ... 35.665 

Jurisprudence, Law, Politics ... ... ... 12,434 

Commerce, Political Economy, Social Science, &c 4,980 

Education and Language ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2,878 

Poetry and Dramatic Literature ... ... 5,211 

Prose Fiction 5,417 

Latin and Greek Classics and Translations 1,132 

Encyclopaedias and Works of General Reference 5,969 

Hugh Frederick Hornby Art L'brary ... ... ... ... ... 7,860 



Totai 



158,152 



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18 



LIBRARIES. 



TABLE V.— Shewing the number < 



Lending Departments : Adults. 



Classification. 



Theology, Ethics 2, -223 

Physics, Mathematics... 3,077 



Natural History 

Arts: Fine, Industrial 



2,150 
14,053 



History, Biography 3,688 



Topography, Antiquities 
Voyages, Travels 



1,291 
2,701 



M'cellaneous Literature 2,759 



Law, Politics 

Commerce, &c 

Education, Language. | 
Foreign Literature ( 

Poetry, Drama 

Prose Fiction 

Classics: Latin, Greek 
Books for Blind 



514 
2,421 
1,515 

763 

1,472 

100,430 

168 

808 



Ever ton 

Branch. 


Toxteth 
Branch. 


1.664 


1,719 


1,2-22 


1,665 


973 


1,406 


5,797 


6,970 


2,693 


3,260 


589 


778 


1,782 


2,601 


6,646 


7,913 


134 


135 


1,432 


1,534 


510 


874 


62 


193 


555 


947 


76,737 


101,982 


153 


195 


47 


210 


100,996 


132,382 



Sefton 

Park 

Branch. 



1,118 

1,702 

1,555 

9,196 

3.327 

874 

1,953 

6,963 

270 

1,287 

583 

262 

929 

114,026 

2 IS 

200 



784 

1,291 

1,347 

5,859 

2,411 

1,403 

2,046 

4,441 

145 

1,137 

891 

161 

748 

90,496 



821 

751 

960 

5,281 

2,903 

906 

2,492 

1,834 

145 

780 

821 

459 

1,148 

74,495 

62 



Totals 140,033 100,996 132,382 1 144,463 113,164 93,858 107,212 91,603 121,025 79, 



1,198 
1,472 
1,525 
6,092 
3,118 

943 
2,418 
4.431 

489 

1.210 

1,194 

30 

953 
81,652 

419 
68 



West 
Derby 
Branch. 



974 
1,429 

918 



,061 
.440 
,503 
5,288 8,628 ~.T 



2.710 2 

520 
1.452 
2,586 4 

276 

973 1 
1,281 1, 

918 ; 1. 

71,860 93 ; 

175 

193 



685 Sf 

967 

153 

762 

341 

147 

278 

145 

163 



2,2 

3,2 

2 

9 

7 
3 
5' 



371 

3 



* Of this total 33,696 were volumes of Music. 
Estimated issue of hooks from Open Shelves in Branch Read 

TABLE VI.— Shewing the numbi 



New Tickets issued during 
1910— 

Adult 

S:udent 

Juvenile 



Tickets now in use, 31st 
December, 1910 — 

Adult 

Student 

Juvenile 



<- „. „i Everton | Toxteth Kensington Wal 

Lentrai. Branch Branch. Rranch. Brar 



2,843 ! 1,177 

438 ! 91 

— I 982 



3,281 2,250 



1,971 
168 
819 



1,793 

113 

1,304 



1,7 

r 



2,958 3.210 



1,81 



5,756 
970 


2,470 

211 

1,681 


3,943 

336 

1,988 


3.555 
241 

2,858 


3,al 

264 


6,726 


4,362 


6,267 


6,654 


3,534 



LIBKARIES. 



19 



volumes issued for Home Beading. 




















Lending Departments : Children. 


















Total 


Rawdon Total. 
Branch. 


Everton 
Branch. 


Toxteth 
Branch. 


Kensington 
Branch. 


Waver tree 
Branch. 


Kirkdale 
Branch. 


West 
Derby 

Branch. 


Garston 
Branch. 


Rawdon 
Branch. 


Total 




592 12,912 


194 


65 


233 


115 


484 


74 


259 


182 


1,606 


14,518 


798 15,783 


233 


112 


178 


409 


419 


US 


277 


67 


1,813 


17,596 


774 13,863 


1,669 


669 


2,457 


1,167 


2,241 


725 


906 


1,398 


11,232 


25,095 


4,842 *77,711 


1,395 


948 


2,597 


1,405 


3,430 


1,442 


1,684 


1,719 


14,620 


92,331 


1,692 30,557 


3,351 


1,375 


3,350 


1,884 


7,880 


1,555 


2,053 


4,093 


25,541 


56,098 


466 9,539 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


9,539 


1,752 23,616 


1,481 


772 


2,281 


1,414 


3,345 


1,336 


1,360 


1,260 


13,249 


36,865 


907 46,526 


824 


616 


3,907 


1,798 


1,690 


1,487 


1,502 


410 


12,234 


58,760 


195 2,891 


~ 


- 




_ 


- 


— 


- 


- 


- 


2,891 


1,025 13,849 


~~ 


- 




— 


- 




- 


- 


- 


13,849 


783 | 10,472 




















10,472 


64 2.564 




















2,564 


642 10,052 


530 


184 


774 


372 


1,099 


222 


502 


413 


4,096 


14,148 


59,150 923,779 


27,888 


37,849 


56,543 


19,210 


68,664 


24,117 


30,499 


50,429 


315,199 


1,238,978 


39 1,819 


- 




- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1,819 


5 1,600 


- 






— 










399,590 


1,600 


t I 
73,732 1,197,533 37,565 


42,590 


72,320 


; 27,774 


89,252 


31,076 


39,042 


59,971 


1,597,123 



t Includes 5,269 volumes issued from Lending Libraries Depot. 
Rooms : to Adults, 583,467 ; to Children, 141,746. 

borrowers from Lending Libraries. 



1 

Sefton l'ark Wavertree 
Branch. | Branch. 


Kirkdale 
Branch. 


Wt'Bt 1 >erby 
Brunch. 


Garston 
Branch. 


Rawdon 
Branch. 


Total. 


1,200 
204 


1,521 
167 

474 


1,038 

99 

1,713 


1,565 
212 
538 


587 
120 
423 


2,182 

186 

1,665 


17,601 
1,927 
7,918 


1,404 


2,162 


2,850 


2,315 


1,130 


4,033 


27,446 



2,313 
414 


3,056 
312 
975 


2,342 

214 

3,250 


3,503 

438 

1,213 


2,179 

362 

1,065 


2,182 

186 

1,665 


34,569 

3,948 

14,695 


2,727 


4,343 


5,806 


5,154 


3,606 


4.C33 


53,212 



20 



LIBRARIES. 

TABLE VII.— Shewing classification of Borrowers. 



Occupatic 



Architects and Builders 

Artists and Draughtsmen ... 

Bakers, Butchers, & Grocers 

Boilermakers and Riveters... 

Bookbinders and Printers ... 

Bookkeepers and Clerks 

Boot and Shoe Makers 

Box Makers 

Brass, Iron. &c, Founders... 

Bricklayers and Slaters 

Cal rinet Makers 

Carpenters and Joiners 

Chemists and Druggists 

Clergymen, Doctors, &c. ... 

Coach Painters and Builders 

Cooks and Waiters 

Customs' Officers, Police, Ac. 

Domestic Servants 

Dressmakers and Milliners... 

Engineers and Machinists 

Farmers and Gardeners 

Firemen 

Hairdressers 

Ironmongers 

Labourers 

Licensed Victuallers, &c. ... 

Mariners 

Merchants and Brokers 

Messengers and Office Boys 

Music Teachers 

Musicians 

Nurses 

Painters and Plumbers 

Pattern Makers and Turners 

Pawnbrokers 

Schoolmasters and Teachers 
Shipwrights and Riggers ... 

Smiths 

Students and Scholars 

Tailors and Drapers 

Telegraphists and Typists ... 

Tobacconists 

Warehousemen and 

Storekeepers 

Watchmakers and Opticians 

Miscellaneous 

No occupation' 

(principally feni; 
Student Ticket Holders 



.1,6 



29 

21 
■13 
17 
31 
37 
11 
06 
25 
57 

■IIS 

56 
107 
154 

29 

■21 
35 
21 
82 
28 
28 
54 
■274 
23 

35 
32 
14 
33 
219 
18 

21 15 

170 

130 

31 

103 
39 

318 



970 



Everton Toxtetb Kensing- Walton Sefton Waver- 
Branch. Branch. ton Branch, lurk tree 
Branch. :, Brunch. 



01 
4 

43 

319 

9 



13 

34 
5 

4 

7 

12 

43 

10 

37 

60 

1 

■2 

17 

2 

12 ; 

9 
13 

9 
97 
10 

7 

4 
43 

4 

10 

124 

10 

1,816 

15 

22 

1 

5 
159 



10 

15 

73 

8 

23 

421 

15 

5 

15 

12 

10 

37 

10 

5 

21 

34 

39 

109 

3 

9 
16 



10 

- 

18 

113 

5 

5 
10 
35 

H I 

5 

138 i 

J4 

12 

2,112 2. '.Mo 
34 64 
44 54 
— 14 

04 

4 24 

234 76 



11 
42 
99 
11 
54 
52 I 
13 

3 
24 

17 
32 
63 
19 
14 
15 
47 
91 
28 
53 
92 

4 

19 
15 

4 
63 
20 
12 
22 
63 
13 
30 

Is 

53 

6 

19 

156 

2 
14 



897 1,955 1.417 
211 330 211 



S 
10 
30 

5 
14 

6 
_3 

9 

1 
42 
10 

s 

6 
13 

01 
21 

to 

71 
1 
8 

13 
2 

22 
5 

15 , 
6 

70 

17 
17 
22 

6 
107 

9 

9 

72s 

19 

37 

IS | 
2 

192 

1,128 

264 



6 
12 
34 

1 

4 
2 

2 
1 

16 
11 
20 

11 
53 
40 
31 
44 
12 



Kirkdale! West 
Branch Derby Branch 

Branch. 



14 

:.l 
1 

20 
11 



168 
5 

1 
299 


44 

1 

31 
6 



150 

14 

3 
16 

21 

^ 
20 

24 

12 
41 
30 
32 
51 

21 

15 

6 

12 

9 

9 

16 

llo 
21 
12 

2 
41 

3 

140 

5 

5 

45 

2 

8 



940 1,345 

414 312 



Totals. .. 6,720 4.362 0.207 6.051 3,53 03353 



4 

4 

42 

16 

22 

294 

13 

19 

11 

12 

17 

33 

10 

3 

5 

10 

35 

81 
4 

10 

11 

GO 

18 

19 

11 

121 

5 

5 

16 

24 

11 

21 
12 

35 
6 

3 
195 



11 

14 
30 

6 
9 

453 
5 
3 

7 
•_> 

B 
12 

8 
14 


17 
57 

33 

72 
12 
12 
5 

"9 

5 
9 

1 
14 
16 
28 

i 

230 

1 

5 

1,512 

19 

6 

16 
3 

170 



11 
12 
43 

24 

243 

7 



4 

2 

31 

14 

39 

3 

11 

31 

27 

21 

139 

30 

14 

3 

7 

43 

9 
32 
15 

5 
14 
25 

5 

2 
7:i 
L6 

6 

,112 

18 

16 

5 



44 

28 
305 5,1 

5 

2 

2 

2 

3 
16 

2 

6 

17 i 

32 I 

6 I 

37 i 

47 j 

4 1 

1 j 

4 1 

2 

6 I 

5 i 

2 j 

- 

60 1,1 

y 

1 i 
4 1 

17 3 
1 

1 

145 

1 

2 

,728 

22 

35 

5 



727 1,720. 
214 438 



10 3 

- 

110 175 2.0 

032 12] 

186 3,d 



TABLE VIII.-EVENING READING ROOMS. 


Reading Rooms. 


1910. 1909. 




Attend- Avi 
ancc. per Night. ance. per Night 


Chatsworth Street Council Schools 302 days 

Stanley Road Council Schools 300 , 

Dryden Street 302 


86 21. 70 
66,791 222 57,918 191 
22,763 ; 75 26.635 S7 


Totals. 


115.797 — 105,858 ' — 



LIBRARIES. 



21 



FREE LECTURES. 



During the year 185 Free Lectures were delivered, tl?e total 
attendance being 81,160. Twenty of the Lectures were specially 
for children. Thirty Lectures were given in the Picton Lecture 
Hall, the remainder in the following 19 district hslls, i.e. — 

(!) Scotland Road (St. Martin's Hall) ; (2) Commercial Road (Crosby Home 
Mission Hall); (3) Kirkdale (Branch Library, Brock Street): (4) Walton 
(Corporation Baths. Queen's Drive) ; (5) Aintree (Aintree Institute, Longmoor 
Lane) ; (6) Everton (Branch Library) : (7) Netherfield (St. Ambrose Mission 
Hall, Prince Edwin Street); (8) Anfield (Council Schools, Anfield Road): 
(9) West Derby (Council Schools, Lister Drive;; (10) Knotty Ash (Village 
Hall, Prescot Road); (11) Kensington (Branch Library); 1 12) Kensington 
(Lundie Memorial Hall, Beech Street); (13) Wavertree (Town Hall) ; (14) 
Sefton Park (Gregson Institute. Garmoyle Road) ; (15) Edge Hill (Balfour 
Institute, Sinithdown Road) ; (16) Garston (Corporation Bathsi ; (17) Aigburth 
Vale (Girls' Secondary School) ; (18) St. Michael's (St. Michael's Church 
Room, Belgrave Road) ; (19) Toxteth (David Lewis Club, Great George Place). 

LECTURERS AND SUBJECTS. 

(Excepting where otherwise stated, the Lectures were illustrated by 

Lantern Views). 



Lecturer. 



Subject. 



Halls. 



Anderson, Rev F. W., m.a. 



Constantinople and the 
Turks." 



Knotty Ash. — St. Ambrose 
Mission Hall. 



Archer. Major R. Sinclair, " By the Meuse, the Moselle, 
v. p. and the Rhine." 



Aintree. — Balfour Inst., 
Smithdown Road. 



Atkinson. Miss Edith "'Liverpool to London via 

Peking and Moscow." 

Bacon, Miss Gertrude ''Signs and wonders in the 

heavens ; with special 
reference to Halley's 
Comet." 
,, „ " Within the Arctic Circle." 



Anfield. — Walton. 



Aigburth Vale. — Garston. — 
Kensington. — Picton. 



Anfield. — David Lewis Club. 
— Picton. — Walton. 



Hawilen, Frederick 



John Liptrot Hatton : 
his life and his music," 
with musical illustra- 
tions. 



Garston. 



Roer, Adolph W. 



King Alfred's Land 
(Wells, Glastonbury. 
&o.)." 



Wavertree. 



22 



LIBRARIES. 



Lecturer. 



Subject. 



Halls. 



Bellingham, Edgar 



Beynon, Richard. 



Blair, Andrew 



Blake, A. H.. m.a. 



Bowron, Henry E. 



Brodrick, Harold, m.a.. 
f.g.S. 



Brown. H. Gregorius 

F.R.HIST.S. 

Budden, Charles W., M.n 



Bullen. Frank T.. F.R.G.S. 
Bustard, Frank 



Cairns, W. Murray. M.B. 
Clarke, Edgar 



" Caravan and Camera : a 
gipsy holiday in the 
land of the Lancashire 
witches." 

" Holland and the Dutch ; 
or. the dead cities of the 
Zuyder Zee." 

" Spain, past and present." 



"Tin- Mersev Estuary" ... 
"The Ports of the World."' 



Kensington. — Lister Drive, 
West Derby. 

Wavertree. 

St. Martin's Hall. 



Everton. 
Picton. 



Beautiful Austria : a tour Crosby Home Mission Hall. 

through Tyrol." 
In Haakon's land : Anlield. 

Norway and its people." ! 



London, picturesque and 

historical." 
Samuel Pepys and his 

times (Charles II.)." 



David Le\\ i> Club. 

Inst., Sefton Park. 
— Picton. — Lister Drive, 
West Derby. 



Mountaineering in Skye." Aigburtb Vale. 



Tin- great caverns of 
Ireland." 

A trip round the Antrim 
Coast : with special 
reference to the Giant's 
Causeway." 



Balfour Inst.. Smithdown 
Road. — Crosby Home 
Mission Hall. 

Gareton. — St. Martin's Hall. 



Wanderings in Hungary Aigburth Vale. — David 
and Bosnia." Lewis Club. — Walton. 

Down the Thames in a St. Martin's Hall. 

camping boat (from 

Oxford to London)." 

With a Caravan in the Crosby Home Mission Hall. 



Scottish Highlands." 



-Knotty Ash. — Picton. 



The way they have in the Anfield. — David Lewis Club. 
Navy." — Picton. 

The Baltic Sea. Finland. Crosby Home Mission Hall. 
and Russia." 

Japan and the Japanese." David Lewis Club. 

Dickens' ' Christmas St. Ambrose Mission Hall. 
Carol ' : a recital." 



LIBRARIES. 



23 



Lecturer. 



Subject. 



Halls. 



Crowther, Henry, f.r.m.s. 



Dallnuin. Arthur A., B.sc. 



Dibdin, E. Rimbault, 

Curator, Walker Art 

Gallery. 



Dunlop, G. A. 
Edwards, E. W. 



Ellis, John W., m.b., f.e.s. 



Fortay, J. Butler 



Green, C. Theodore, m.b.C.S. 

L.R.C.P., F.L.S. 

Grensted, Rev. Canon F. F.. 

M.A. 



Yorkshire : its folk-lore, 
customs, and broad 
acres." 

Nature among the Sand 

Dunes." 

Anthony Van Dyck : his 
art and his times." 

' Art on the Hoardings." 
' Painters as story-tellers." 

1 British beetles and their 

story." 
; Spiders and their ways." 

1 The ancient peoples and 
ancient civilization of 
Ceylon." 

' Some by-paths of Wirral 
history." 

' Days in ' Merrie Sher- 
wood ' ; with glimpses 
of Ivanhoe Land." 

' John Liptrot Hatton, the 
Liverpool Composer, and 
his music," with musical 
illustrations. 

' The woodlands of 
Wirral." 

' Earth movements and 
theiivcauses : <v study of 
the forces which deter- 
mine the distribution of 
earth and sea." 

' Life in ancient Assyria 
and Babylonia." 



Hamilton, Rev. James, m.a. j - 
He.itherley, Dr. Francis .. ' 
Holland, C. Thurston, 

M.B.C.S, F.R.P.S. 



Grey Galloway." .... 
Birds I have met " 



Wanderings in Switzer- 
land." 

X-rays and their uses ". 



Picton. 



St. .Michael's. 

Aigburth Vale. — Balfour 
Inst.. Smithdown Road. 
— Picton. — Walton. 

Picton. 

Everton. — Kirkdale. 

Lister Drive. West Derby. 
Crosby Home Mission Hall. 
Lister Drive, West Derby. 



Balfour Inst., Smithdown 

Road. 
Picton. 



Balfour Inst., Smithdown 
Road. — Airfield. 



Gregson Inst., Sefton Park. 
—St. Michael's. 

Gregson Inst., Sefton Park. 



Aintree. 

St. Michael's. — Wavertrcc. 

Knotty Ash. — Picton. 

Garston. 

Kensington. — Wavertrec. 



Hoult, James 



The Hundred of West 
Derby : historical, topo- 
graphical, antiquarian, 
anecdotal." 



Lister Drive. West Derby. 



24 



LIBRARIES. 



Lecturer. 



Subject. 



Halls. 



Huntcrberg. Max 

Jackson, J. Hampden 



.Russia from within 



.Jenkins. ('. Travis. D.Sc 
Ph. D. 



Kennedy, John, f.r.g.s. 



Lund, Rev. T. W. M., m.a. 



The Temples of Egypt 
Chaldaea, Palestine, and 

Greece : their splendour . 
and the sources of their 
wealth." 

Exploration in Eastern 
Seas."' 



' Finland : the country. 

and the people." 
' The world's carriers, 

past and present ; or, 

methods of transport in 

all lands." 

Highways and by-ways of 

art in Italy." 
The lagoons of Venice '".. 
One thousand miles 

through France on a 

bicycle." 



Kensington. 
Walton. 



Gregson Inst., Sefton Park. 
— Garston. — Picton. — 
Lister Drive, West 
Derby. 

Aintree. — Knotty Ash. 

St. Martin's Hall. 



Aigburth Vale. — Gregsi >n 

Inst.. Sefton Park. 
Picton. 
Crosby Home Mission Hall. 

— Garston. 



McCullagh, Rev. H. H.. b.a. 



Mackav. Robert 



Malmljerg, Madame 



Marohant, Professor E. \\\, 

D.SC. 



Moore, Madame Bertha 



' Johann Sebastian Bach," 
with musical illustra- 
tions. 

' Mozart and his music," 
with musical illustra- 
tions. 

' Some chronicles of an 
ancient Kingdom : 
rambles with a camera 
twixt the Wharfe and 
the Aire." 

Finland and the Finns." 



The generation and trans- 
mission of electrical 
energy ;" with experi- 
ments, &c. 

Sir Arthur Sullivan and 
his music," with vocal 
illustrations by the Lec- 
turer. 



St. Michael's. — Walton. 



Knotty Ash — Picton — 
Wavertree. 



Kirkdale. 



Balfour Institute, Smith- 
down Road — David 
Lewis Club — Gregson 
Institute, Sefton Park 
— Picton. 

Picton 



David Lewis Club — 
Picton — Walton — 
West Derbv. 



I.IHRARIES. 



25 



Lecturer. 



Halls. 



Mortimer, F. J., f.E.p.3... 



Neill. Daniel J. 



■ Pictures of the sea " 



Noble, William H. ... 
Nbrthcote, Eenry F. 



O'Connor, Miss Madeleine 



O'Mahony, Michael 

Professor Bernard. 

M.A. 

Parkinson, Rev. George A. 
Payne, Rev. G. A 



Priest, Councillor \N . H. 



Etoaf, Herbert E.. K.D., 

M.SC. 



Roberts, Miss 1". 



■ Summer rambles in Perth- 

shire." 

■ With a camera in the 

Scottish Highlands." 

• Lord Nelson and his great 

naval achievements." 

• Builders of palaces : or, 

the architects of nature.' 
■ Electric and light-produc- 
ing fishes." 
"The wonders of plant 
life." 

•'An Irish gossip," with 
vocal illustrations by 
the Lecturer. 

" Some emotions and a 
motor : a history of 
roadway traffic in Eng- 
land a.o. 1500 to 1910," 
with vocal illustrations 
by the Lecturer. 

• Samuel Lover," with 
musical illustrations. 

" Songs and their kindred." 
with musical illustra- 
tions. 

'■The end of the village 
commune in Russia 
(not illustrated). 

"Garibaldi; or. stirring 

times in Italian history." 

• The Cranford Country : 
Knutsford and Mrs. 
Ka shell." 

" Wanderings in Egypt; 
Syria, and along the 
Banks of the Suez 
Canal.'' 

" Food : its properties and 

value.'' 

•' Welsh music and song," 
with musical illustra- 
tions. 



Balfoui Inst.. Smithdown 
Road. — Carston.— 
Picton. 

Aintree. 

SI. Martin's Hall. 



David Lewis Club. 

Cregson. — Picton. 
Aigburth Vale.— l'icton. 
Walton. 

St. Martin's Hall. 

Picton. 



Kirkdale.— Kensington. 

Aintree. 

Picton. 

Knotty Ash. 
Kirkdale— Knotty Ash. 

St. Ambrose Mission Hall. 

Anrield. 

St. Michael's. 



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LIBRARIES. 



Lecturer. 



Saxby, Fred W 

Seddon, F. H 

Soper, Richard F 

State, J. Milton 

Summers. Frederick, u.sc. 



Thompson, George E. 

F.R.Y.S. 



Tillemont-Thomason, F. E. 

F.PH.S.. C.E. 



Walshe, Rev. T. J. 



Webster, Miss Vevey 



Subject. 



Halls. 



Wells, Samuel, f.k.c.s. 

F.K.A.I. 



W'hitaker, Trevor 



Wickham, Rev. W. A. 



Woods, W. Smith 



' The story of the 
spectrum," with experi- 
ments. &c. 

' The wonders of light," 
with experiments, &c. 

' Glimpses of grand opera," 
with musical illustra- 
tions. 

' Ludlow and the Marches 
of Wales." 

Through the South 
African War with the 
Canadian contingent." 

• Iceland : the country, 
people, customs, &c." 

Six hundred miles up the 

Nile." 
Down a French river ; 

or, the gorges of the 

River Ardeche." 

[ San Francisco, Valparaiso 
Kingston and Messina, 
in ruins and before their 
destruction," 

Florence and its 

memories." 
A visit to the Holy Land." 



' The Twentieth Century 
child," illustrated with 
poetic recitals. 

1 The land of the Vendetta : 

Corsica." 
' Where three empires 

meet : Poland." 

' With a camera on the 
main roads of North 
Wales and Shropshire." 

' Our own and other 
cathedrals." 



How to, listen to music," 
with musical illustra- 
tions. 



Kirkdale. — Picton. 
Aigburth Vale. 

Everton. — Garston. 

Antield. 

St. Ambrose Mission Hall. 

Kensington. 

Kirkdale. 

Lister Drive, West Derby. 



Aintree. — Kensington. — 
St.Michael's. — Picton. 



Wavertree. 

Balfour Inst., Smithdown 
Road.— Picton.— St. 
Martin's Hall. 

Knotty Ash. 



Picton. — St. Michael's. 

Gregson Inst., Sefton Park. 
— Picton. 

Kirkdale. 



St. Michael's 



Picton. 



LIBRARIES. 



27 



Lecturer. 



Subject. 



Halls. 



Yardley. Walker R., L-cr. 



Workman, Albert B "The life and ™**£ | *■*»•■ 

Giuseppe Verdi, wren 

musical illustrations. I ,. 

" Sir Arthur Sullivan and Crosby Home Mission Hall. 

his music," with ( 

musical illustrations. „ .. 

"Dickens, the prince of Crosby Home Mission Hall. 

novelists." , t . r^TT?™' 

" Shakespeare, the greatest Aigburth \ air. 
Englishman." 

V(11II1C , Ernest "Carl Loewe, a neglected Everion.-Kirkdale.- 

Young, trnesi great composer,'; with Picton. 

musical illustrations. 

Voun. Harold E "John Chinaman: an : Pickm. -St. Martin's Hall 

\ oung, n.iu account of a journey in , 

Southern China." 
"Rambles and scrambles Aintree.— Antield. 

on the Pacific Slope and 

in the Yellowstone 

Regions of the Far 

West '" , ™ 

"A wayfarer in rural Wavertree. 

Japan." 



Cairns W. Murray. M.B. 
Coop. Rev. J. 0., m.a. ... 

Crowther, Henry, f.r.m.s. 



LECTURES TO CHILDREN. 

... » Little folk of far Eastern i Anfield.— Everton.— 



Lands." 

"Heroes of the British 

Navy." 
"The Victoria Cross and 

the men who have won 

it." 
" The English heroes : 

King Arthur and the 

Knights of the Round 

Table." 
•' Heroes of the Norsemen." 

" Wonders of the sea and 
its shore." 

Green C Theodore, m.k.c.s., " Country rambles with the 
l.'r.c.p.. f.l.s. Children." 

Hamilton, Rev. James, m.a. " England in the days of 
the Spanish Armada. 

Harris. Rev. Charles, m.a. 
O'Connor, Miss Madeleine 



" England in the days of 

old." 
" Real fairy tales that have 

really happened." 



Yardlev, Walker R„ lc.p. 



Garston. — Gregson Inst. 
Sefton Park.— Lister 
Drive, West Derby. 
"Nelson and his daring | Kensington, 
deeds." 



Gregson Inst., Sefton 
Park. — Kirkdale. 
St. Martin's Hall. 

Lister Drive. West Derby. 
St. Ambrose Mission Hill. 

St. Martin's Hall.— 

Wavertree. 
Kensington. — Kirkdale. — 

W T avertree. 

Aintree. — Garston. 

Anfield. 

Aintree. 



28 LILRARIES. 

DONATIONS. 

Her Majesty Queen Alexandra: — 

Arms and armour at Sandringham : the Indian collection 
presented by the Princes. Chiefs and Nobles of India to His 
Majesty King Edward VII, when Prince of Wales, on the 
occasion of his visit to India in 1875-1876; also some 

Asiatic, African, and European weapons and war-relics. 
1910. 

Mrs. A rmitage : — 

The age we live in: a history of the 19th century from the 
Peace of 1815 to the present time, by James Taylor, D.D., 
F.S.A. 4v. 

The Trustees of the British Museum: — 

National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-4: Zoology and Botany, 
v. 5; Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae, v. 9, with 
plates; Guide to the Crustacea. Arachnida, Onychophorn 
and Myriopoda; Synonymic catalogue of Orthoptera, v. •'! : 
Catalogue of British Hymenoptera of the family Chalcididae, 
by Claude Morley, F.Z.S.; Guide to the British Vertebrates; 
Monograph of the Culcida 1 of the World, v. 5; Descriptive 
catalogue of the marine reptiles of the Oxford clay, by 
Charles W. Andrews, D.Sc. : Monograph of the Okapi, by 
Sir lv Pay Lankester. D.Sc. F.P.S.. with atlas of plates 
compiled with the assistance of W. G. Ridewood. D.Sc. : 
Guide to Mr. "Worthington Smith's drawings of field and 
cultivated mushrooms and poisonous or worthless fungi often 
mistaken for mushrooms: Catalogue of the Library, v. 3. 

Professor Sir Rubert W. Boyce, M.D.. E.R.S. : — 

Mosquito or man: the conquest of the tropical world, by 
Professor Sir Hubert W. Boyce, M.D., F.E.S.. 2nd edition, 
1911. (11 copies.) 



LIBRARIES. '29 

Messrs. Brown, Shipley & Co. (per Ronald Stewart-Brown, M.A.) : 
A hundred years of merchant banking : a history of Brown 
Brothers and Co., Brown, Shipley and Co., and the allied 
firms Alexander Brown and Sons. Baltimore; William and 
James Brown and Co., Liverpool; John A. Brown and Co.; 
Browns and Bowen ; Brown Brothers and Co., Philadelphia; 
Brown Brothers and Co., Boston; by John Crosby Brown. 
1909. 

The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, K.T., 
F.R.S. : — 

Catalogue of the printed books preserved at Haigh Hall, 4 v.. 
1910; A bibliography of Royal Proclamations of the Tudor 
and Stuart Sovereigns and of others published under 
authority, 1485-1714, by Robert Steele, 2 v. 1910. 

Sir Edwin Dxtrntng-Lawrence, Bart. :• — 

Bacon is Shakespeare, by Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence, Bart. ; 
together with a reprint of Bacon's Promus of formularies 
and elegancies. 1909. (13 copies.) 

The Hon. Mrs. Fuaser : — 

The King's achievement, by the Rev. R. H. Benson. (Books 
for the Blind, 6 v., in Braille type). 

Robert Gladstone, Jtjn., M.A., B.C.L. : — 

History of Bristol, civil and ecclesiastical, including 
biographical notices of eminent and distinguished natives, 
by John Corry and John Evans, Bristol, 1810 (12 parts in 
original covers); East Prospect of Liverpool, 1725: a 
photo-reproduction of a lithograph taken from a copper-plate 
view which formed the top of the first issue of Cliadwick's 
Mapp of Liverpool, 1725. 

Miss Mary L. Hornby: — 

Books for the Blind in Braille type, 40 v. 



30 libraries. 

The Rt. Hon. the Secretary of State for India : — 
Central India State Gazetteer, 52 v. 

Messes. Morrison and Sons. Wavertree: — 

Photographs showing the progress of construction of the 
Liverpool Cathedral, together with interior views of the 
Lady Chapel. 

Edward R. Pickmere, M.A. : — 

Police (Liverpool Inquiry) Act, 1909. Transcript of the 
shorthand notes of proceedings. 

Miss P range : — 

Allgemeiner Verein fur Deutsche Literatur, 51 v. 

Royal Society of London: — 

Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Series A. 
Nos. 501-072: Series B, Nos. 553-562; Year-bonk. 1910. 

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, U.S.A.: — 

Report of the United States National Museum, 1909; and 
41 other Reports, Bulletins, &c. 

Ronald Stewart-Brown, M.A. : — 

The Tower of Liverpool, with some notes on the Clayton family 
of Crooke, Fulwood, Adlington, and Liverpool, by 
R. Stewart-Brown, M.A. ; The pedigree of the Claytons of 
Crooke, Fulwood, and Adlington, in the County of 
Lancaster, by R. Stewart-Brown, M.A. ; An account of the 
oil painting ' Liverpool in 1080,' with notes on the Peters 
Family of Platbridge and Liverpool, by R. Stewart- 
Brown, M.A.; Selections from the Moore Papers, by 
R. Stewart-Brown, M.A. 

Alderman J. N. Stolterfoht : — 

Anglise notitia; or, the present state of England, by Edward 
Chamberlavne, F.R.S., Gth edition, 1072: and 44 pamphlets. 



LIBRARIES. 



31 



Messrs. C. E. and C. Strktton : — 

Various pamphlets, magazines, and newspaper cuttings 
relating to railways and tramways. 

United States Government : — 

Administrative reports, 1909, 2 v. ; Report of the Commissioner 
of Education, 1909, 2 v.; Special reports of the Bureau of 
the Census, 5 v., 1910; and 508 other Reports, Bulletins, 
Circulars, &c. 

Annual Reports have been received from various learned societies 
and other institutions ; also Annual Official Publications of 
the British Colonial Governments per the Agents-General. 

Other Books, Pamphlets, &c, have been presented by the 
following : — 



Aberdeen University. 
" Agricola." 
E. G. Aldridge. 
American Museum of 

Natural History. 
Anglo- Russian Literary 

Society. 
Mrs. A. C. Ames. 
Architects' Benevolent 

Society. 
John S. Arthur. 
Australian Museum, Sydney. 
Joseph Baer & Co. 
Baptist Missionary Society. 
Colonial Secretary for 

Barbados. 
B. B. Benas. 
Councillor Joseph Bibby, 

J. p. 
Thomas H. Bickerton, m.d. 
Medical Officer of Health, 

Birkenhead. 
Birmingham University. 
Board of Agriculture and 

Fisheries. 
Board of Trade, Labour 

Department. 
Bookbinders' and Machine 
Rulers' Consolidated 
Union. 
Henry Brierley, m.a. 
British Association. 
British Columbia Board of 
Trade. 



R. A. Brooking. 

T. B. Browne & Co. 

Buenos Aires National 

Museum. 
George Butler. 
Rev. W. Campbell, f.r.g.s. 
Syndics of Cambridge 

University. 
Geological Survey of Canada. 
Canadian Government. 
Carnegie Foundation for the 
Advancement of Teaching. 
H. W. Caslon & Co. 
Chicago Board of Trade. 
Chicago University. 
Cincinnati Chamber of 

Commerce. 
Cincinnati Museum Asso- 
ciation. 
Cobden Club. 

Compendium Publishing Co. 
Congo Reform Association. 
R. Cook- Watson. 
Co-operative Union, Man- 
chester. 
E. T. Cope & Co. 
Cornell University, Ithaca, 

New York. 
Pierre de Coubertin. 
William P. Courtney. 
Covenant Publishing Co. 
Crane & Co. 
Cunard & Sons. 
Richard Dailly. 



The Proprietors of the 

" Daily News." 
A. A. Dallman, f.c.s. 
Dante Society, U.S.A. 
Donald Currie & Co. 
Dublin University. 
Ernest Duffield. 
Durham University. 
H. Norman Edge. 
Edinburgh University. 
Mrs. Edith L. Elias. 
Fabian Society. 
Financial Reform Association 
A. Kay Fisher. 
Thomas Formby. 
Edward S. Forster. 
Friendly Society of Iron 
Founders of England and 
Wales. 
Alfred C. Fryer, ph.d. 
Funk & Wagnall. 
Glasgow and West of Scot- 
land Technical College. 
Glasgow Athenaeum. 
Miss Harleston C. Gesner. 
John Good & Sons. 
Greening & Co. 
J. & W. Griffin. 
A. B. Grimaldi. 
William N. Haggard. 
Robert Hall. 

Hampton Scholastic Direc- 
tory Co. 
C. R. Hand, 



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LIBRARIES. 



Chris. Healy. 


Samuel Mann. 


Royal Astronomical Society 


Professor W. A. Herdman, 


William Manning. 


Royal College of Physicians. 


n.sc, f.r.s. 


Massachusetts General 


Royal College of Surgeons. 


W. Hewitt, b.sc. 


Hospital. 


Royal Dublin Society. 


Holt Secondary School. 


Mather & Crowther. 


Royal Institute of British 


Charles Honiball, m.i.m.e. 


Institute of Mechanical 


Architects. 


Ice and Cold Storage Pub- 


Engineers. 


Royal Insurance Co. 


lishing Co. 


Mercantile Marine Service 


Royal Societv of Canada 


Illinois State Historical 


Association. 


H. Sadler. 


Library. 


Merchant Venturers' Tech- 


Sell's Advertising Agency. 


Illinois University. 


nical College, Bristol. 


H. Kelley Smith. 


Imperial Tariff Committee. 


Mersey Conservancy 


Society of Antiquaries of 


Infants' Hospital, London. 


(Admiral Sir G. S. 


Scotland. 


Inspector of Mines. India. 


Nares). 


M. Sopote, b.sc. 


International Arbitration 


Mersey Docks and Harbour 


The Proprietors of " The 


and Peace Association. 


Board. 


Stage." 


Japanese Consul, Liverpool. 


Meteorological Council. 


Richard Steel. 


College of Medicine, Tokyo, 


Mewburn, Ellis & Pryor. 


J. Carlton Stitt, j.f. 


Japan. 


Michigan University. 


Arthur H. Stockwell. 


Johns Hopkins University, 


J. Murray Moore, m.d.. 


Stonyhurst College. 
Stubbs Publishing Co. 


Baltimore. 


m.r.c.s. 


Miss Effic Johnson. 


W. Midler. 


C. W. Sutton, m.a. 


Frans Kleinschrod, m.d. 


C. Muthu. m.d. 


Wilfred H. Swift. 


Kyoto Imperial University, 


National Museum of Wales. 


Sydney University. 


Japan. 


New South Wales Service 


Tariff Reform League. 


A. Lamb. 


Board. 


Trinity College of Music, 


Lancashire and Cheshire 


New York State Depart- 


London. 


Entomological Society. 


ment of Education. 


Typographical Association. 


Medical Officer of Health of 


New York State Museum. 


United Kingdom Alliance. 


Lancashire. 


F. Nicholson, f.z.s. 


Universal Cookery and 


Charles & Edwin Layton. 


North- Western Counties of 


Food Association. 


Leicester Literary and 


England Trades Directory 


University College, London. 


Philosophical Society. 


Co. 


University College of South 


Councillor F. J. Leslie, 


Delegates of the Local 


Wales and Monmouth- 


F.R.G.S. 


Examinations, University 


shire, Cardiff. 


Madame Therese Lefuel. 


of Oxford. 


University College of 


Joseph Lewin. 


Robert Owens. 


Wales, Aberystwyth. 


Mrs. Kate Littlewood. 


Commission du Vieux Paris. 


University Correspondence. 


Lloyd's Publishing Co. 


.Airs. .Margaret Parrott. 


College. 


City and Guilds of London 


J. & J. Paton. 


Republic of Uruguay. 


Institute. 


Peace Society. 


Vancouver Island Develop- 


London College of Divinit}-. 


Frederick W. Pennv. 


ment League. 


London College of Music. 


Walter Perry & Co. ' 


J. W. Vickers & Co. 


London Directory Co. 


Frederick Phillips, f.c.p. 


Victoria Universit}-. Man- 


Long & Alstatter Co. 


Phillipson & Golder. 


chester. 


Louisiana State Museum. 


Lieut.-Col. J. Pilkington, 


Rev. Charles Voysey, b.a. 


William Macdonald & Co. 


F.S.A. 


Western Union Code Co. 


R. C. Maclagan. 


Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons. 


Charles Williams, l.e.c.p. 


Macmillan & Co. 


William Piatt. 


Yeoward Brothers. 


Charles Madeley. 


Billinie Porter. 


Zoological Society of 


Manchester and District 


College of Preceptors. 


London. 


Library Assistants' Fellow- 


Queen's College, London. 




ship. 


R. D. Radcliffe, m.a. 




Manchester Geological and 


Ragged School Union. 


Libraries. 


Mining Society. 


John Ravenshaw, b.a. 


Reports, &c, have been 


Manchester Microscopical 


Major-General Sir A. J. 


received from the follow- 


Society. 


Forsyth Reid. 


ing :— 


Manchester Museum. 


Research Defence Society. 


Aberdeen. 


Owen's College. 


Adhemar Richard. 


Allegheny, U.S.A. 


Department of the Interior, 


Riddle, Taylor & Smith. 


Ashton-in-Makerfield. 


Manila. 


James Rorie, M.d. 


Ashton-under-Lyme. 



LIBRARIES. 



33 



Aston Manor. 

Enoch Pratt, Baltimore. 

Pea body Inst., Baltimore. 

Barrow-in-Furness. 

Barry. 

Battersea. 

Batley. 

Belfast. 

Royal Library, Berlin. 

Birmingham. 

Blackburn. 

Bodleian Library, Oxford. 

Bolton. 

Boston, U.S.A. 

Bournemouth. 

Bradford. 

Brighton. 

Bristol. 

Brookline, U.S.A. 

Municipal Library, Buda 

pest. 
Bury. 
Buxton. 

California State Library. 
Cardiff. 
Cheltenham. 
John Crerar, Chicago. 
Chorley. 
Cincinnati. 
Cleveland. 

District of Columbia. 
Royal Library, Copenhagen. 
Derby. 
Dukinfield. 
Dusseldorf. 
Edinburgh. 
Fulham. 

Great Yarmouth. 
Hammersmith. 

Handsworth. 

Harvard University, U.S.A. 

Hereford. 

Hornsey. 

Hove. 

Hyde. 

Ilkley. 

Ipswich. 

Jersey City. 

Kendal. 

King's Norton and North- 
field. 

Leeds. 

Leigh. 

Leicester. 

Liverpool (Athenaeum) 
Library. 

Liverpool (Lyceum) Library 

Lincoln. 

Los Angelos, California. 

John Rylands Library. 
Manchester. 



Manchester Free Public 

Libraries. 
Grand Rapids, Michigan. 
Middlesbrough. 
Montrose. 

Frascr Institute, Montreal. 
Nelson. 

New York Mercantile, U.S. A, 
Newcastlc-under-Lyme. 
Newton, Mass., U.S.A. 
Nottingham. 
Oldbury. 

Oldham Lyceum. 
Osaka, Japan. 
Paisley. 

Peoria, Illinois. 
Friends', Germantown, 

Philadelphia. 
Public Library, Philadel- 
phia. 
Portsmouth. 
Preston. 

Providence, Rhode Island. 
Rawtenstall. 
Richmond. 
National Library, Rio de 

Janeiro. 
Rochdale. 
Runcorn. 
St. Helens. 
St. Louis Public Library, 

U.S.A. 
St. Louis Mercantile Asso- 
ciation. 
Salem, Mass. 
Salford. 
Shoreditch. 
South Shields. 
Southwark. 
Stoke Newington. 

Imperial, Tokyo, Japan. 

Tottenham. 

Tynemouth. 

Victoria, Australia. 

Wallasey. 

Walthamstow. 

Wandsworth. 

Warrington. 

Library of Congress, 
Washington. 

Waterloo- with-Seaforth. 

West Bromwich. 

Westminster. 

Widnes. 

Wigan. 

Windsor, Canada 

Wolverhampton. 

Worcester. 

Worcester, Mass. 

York. 



Liverpool Institutions 
and Societies. 

Reports have been re- 
ceived from the follow- 
ing : — 
Amateur Photographic 

Association. 
Architectural Society. 
Art Studies Association. 
Artists' Club. 
Auxiliary Bible Society. 
Father Berry's Homes. 
Biological Society. 
Blue Coat Hospital. 
Boys' Brigade. 
Catholic Institute. 
Catholic Publishing Co. 
Catholic Young Men's 

Societies. 
Central Relief and Charity 

Organisation Society. 
Certified Industrial Schools. 
Chemists' Association. 
Children's Country Holiday 

Fund. 
Church of England Scrip- 
ture Readers' Society. 
Church Schoolmasters' and 
Schoolmistresses' Bene- 
volent Institute. 
Clerks' Association. 
Convalescent Inst., Woolton. 
David Lewis Club. 
David Lewis Northern 

Hospital. 
Deaf and Dumb School. 
Dental Hospital. 
Deutsche Evangelische 

Kirche. 
Diocesan Sunday School 

Institute. 
Dogs' Home. 
Engineering Society. 
Eye and Ear Infirmary. 
Female Penitentiary. 
Soc. of Friends of Foreigners 

in Distress. 
Geographical Society. 
Geological Association. 
Geological Society. 
Hahnemann Hospital. 
Horticultural Association. 
Hospital for Cancer and 

Skin Diseases. 
Hospital Saturday and Sun- 
day Fund. 
Incorporated Chamber of 

Commerce. 
Incorporated jLa w Society. 
Infirmary for ^Children, r 
Bishop of Liverpool's Fund 



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LIBRARIES. 



Liverpool Dispensaries. 

Liverpool Institute. 

Liverpool University. 

Medical Institution. 

Mersey Mission to Seamen. 

Microscopical Society. 

Naturalists' Field Club. 

Observatory. 

Asylum for Orphan Boys. 

Peace Society. 

Penny Savings Bank Asso- 
ciation. 

Philharmonic Society. 

Preventive Home for Train- 
ing Young Girls for Service, 

Royal Infirmary. 



Royal National Lifeboat 
Institute. 

Royal Society for the Pre- 
vention of Cruelty to 
Animals. 

Sailors' Home. 

St. Andrew's Waterside 
Church Mission. 

Savings Bank. 

Seamen's Friend Society. 

Shipowners' Association 

Shipwreck and Humane 
Society. 

Steamship Owners' Associa- 
tion. 

Strangers' Rest. 



Sunday School Union. 
Training School and Home 

for Nurses. 
Training School of Cookery. 
Training Ship " Indefati- 



United Gas Light Co. 

Society for University Ex- 
tension. 

Workshops for Outdoor 
Blind. 

Young Men's Christian 
Association. 



The following Periodicals, Newspapers, &c., and others, have been 
regularly presented : — 



Accountant 

American Museum Journal 

Australian Official Journal 

of Patents 
Board of Trade Journal 
British Architect 
Canadian Patent Office 

Record 
Clerk of Works' Association 

Journal 
Commercial Motor 
Daily Dispatch 
Decorator 
Decorators' and Painters' 

Magazine 
Domestic Engineering 
Educational Times 
Electrician 

Englishwoman's Review 
Esmeduna 
Estates Gazette 
Gregg Writer 
Guild Gazette 
Gwalia 

Herefordshire Times 
Homoeopathic World 
Horological Journal 
Incorporated Accountants' 

Journal 
Incorporated Society of 

Musicians, Journal of 
Investors' Guardian 
Irish Times 
Labour Gazette 



Life-boat 

Liverpool Catholic Times 

Liverpool Courier (daily 

and weekly) 
Liverpool Diocesan Gazette 
Liverpool Echo 
Liverpool Express 
Liverpool Institute Schools 

Magazine 
Liverpool Journal of 

Commerce 
Liverpool Weekly Mercury 
Liverpool Porcupine 
Liverpool Post and Mercury 
Liverpool Weekly Post 
Liverpool Y.M.C.A. Journal 
Local Government Chronicle 
Local Government Officer 
Locomotive Journal 
Mariner 
Master Builders' Association 

Journal 
Milling 

Mona's Herald 
Motor 
Motor Boat 
Motor Cycle 
Motor Traction 
Musical Herald 
National Service Journal 
New Church Magazine 
Northampton Mercury 
Oddfellows' Magazine 



Official Journal of the Patent 
Office 

Our Programme 

Paper Maker 

Patents 

Petroleum Review 

Positivist Review 

Preston Herald 

Printers' Register 

Railway Review 

Reports of Patents, Designs, 

and TradeMarks. 
Sanitary Record 
Script Phonographic Journal 
Shipping World 
Social Democrat 
Socialist Standard 
Society of Chemical Indus- 
try : Journal 
Sphinx 
Stationer, Printer, and 

Fancy Trades Register 
Stationery World 
Stonyhurst Magazine 
Students' Journal 
Timber News 
Timber Trades Journal 
Trade Marks Journal 
University Correspondent 
Wallaseyan 
West African Mail 
Western Daily Press 
Zoophilist 



35 



THE MUSEUMS. 



I beg to furnish the Fifty-eighth Annual Report upon the 
CONDUCT and PROGRESS of the Museums. 

1. — General. 

Since 1896, a period of fifteen years, 89,500 specimens of Natural 
History and 11,756 specimens of Ethnography, totalling over 
100,000 specimens, have been added to the collections, or an average 
of nearly 7,000 additions per year. 

The following table shows the total number of visitors to the 
Museums during the year, compared with that of the year 1909: — 

1909. 1910. 

(261 Days.) (262 Days.) 

Total Visitors ... 

Weekly Average 

Daily Average ... 

The attendance of School Children under the charge of teachers 
has continued, and the latter have availed themselves of the Clause 
in the Education Code, whereby time devoted to instruction in 
Museums reckons as school attendance. School Teachers make 
frequent use of the Museum theatre to give special lessons to their 
pupils — specimens being brought from the Museum cases for 
illustrating them. 

Twenty-four lectures were delivered by members of the Staff 
and others on Monday evenings in the lecture theatre of the 
Museums, specially dealing with the various collections in the 
Institution. They were illustrated by specimens and lantern slides. 
The number of Visitors to the Museums on these Monday evenings 
totals 8,380, of which a large percentage attends the various 
lectures. 



453,104 


481,494 


8,714 


9,259 


1,736 


1,837 



36 MUSEUMS. 

In all sections of the Museum considerable progress may be 
recorded. To the Exhibition Galleries, in addition to the general 
conservation and maintenance of specimens already there, numerous 
important additions have been made, and many descriptive and 
illustrative labels have been added, to aid alike the general visitor 
and the student. 

In the Lord Derby Museum a collection of heads of African Big 
Game, many mammalian skulls and a large number of Birds, 
Reptiles and Fishes have been mounted and placed on exhibition 
in the General Collections of the Upper Galleries. In the British 
Galleries five additional Bird Groups, with natural surroundings, 
have been placed on exhibition, and an important and much-needed 
case, illustrating, among other sea birds, the changes of plumage 
of the Herring Gull, from the chick, through successive years, 
to the adult plumage of the fifth year, has also been added. Main- 
fluid preparations of Invertebrate animals have been prepared and 
exhibited. The collection of British Beetles has been completed 
so far as the Museum specimens afford. 

The work of reducing to skins, for study purposes, the large 
number of mounted specimens of Mammals, Birds, Beptiles and 
Fishes, not required for exhibition purposes, mostly belonging to 
the original Derby Collection, was completed, and enabled the 
Committee to dispense with the services of the taxidermists 
temporarily engaged for that work. Upwards of 8,000 skins were 
thus dealt with. 

In the Botanical and Geological Departments useful work has 
been done. The examination and arrangement of the very large 
Herbarium, acquired last year from the Botanic Gardens, Edge 
Lane, is a big task, but it is a very necessary work before the 
collection can be incorporated into the M\iseum Herbarium. 

An interesting case of examples of Native Nitrates (" Caliche ") 
has been added to the Mineralogical Gallery. 

In the Mayer Museum the Melanesian Section continues as 
hitherto to receive numerous acquisitions from West and South- West 



MUSEUMS. 87 

Africa through the efforts of Mr. Ridyard. Mr. Ridyard lias paid 
special attention (by request) to tlie procuring of examples 
illustrative of the primitive potter's art as now carried on in Africa, 
an art gradually disappearing owing to the introduction of European 
metal ware. The usefulness of many of the objects in the African 
Section for trade purposes is evinced by the reproduction of designs 
on native cloths by a local firm, and the copying of designs by 
Manchester calico printers. 

The Gallery of objects illustrative of the natives of Races of the 
Pacific Islands has been cleaned, painted and arranged, and again 
opened to the public. Much care has been taken to illustrate the 
use of the exhibits by means of photographs, drawings and prints. 
The introduction of a new prism glass has been most successful, 
the use of artificial light (except on very dull days) being entirely 
dispensed with. 

The housing of the Ceramic Collections has received the 
Committee's attention and an order placed for new cases, which 
will shortly be available. 

The new staircase leading to the Mayer Basement is a great 
improvement, and has opened up much better communication with 
the Aquarium and Ethnographical Gallery. 

On the occasion of the visit of Prince George of Oonnaught to 
open the Agricultural Show a selection of Ceramics was lent to 
Newsham House, and highly appreciated. 

Professor Newberry has loaned a number of small objects to 
illustrate early glazes, and Mr. Gordon Saies a group of Chinese 
Blue and White Porcelain. 

Several examples of Liverpool Pottery and Porcelain have been 
acquired by purchase, notably a unique Porcelain Mug, by Gilbody, 
obtained at the Thorns sale. 

The Catalogue of the Egyptian Collection has been compiled and 
is now ready for printing. This important piece of work has been 
carried out by Professor Newberry, M.A., Brunner Professor of 
Egyptology in the University of Liverpool, assisted by Miss M. E. 



3.8 museums. 

Williams. The Museums Committee has already expressed its hieh 
appreciation of the services so kindly rendered by Professor 
Newberry, and I desire to take this opportunity of associating myself 
with this expression. 

I have much pleasure in acknowledging the conscientious work 
and generous co-operation of all members of the Staff. 

2. — Acquisitions. 
A. LORD DERBY MUSEUM. 

INVERTEBRATES- 

Coelenterata. 

Presented : 

A number of Sea Anemones (Actinia equina), from Peel, Isle of 
Man, by Mr. P. Entwistle, Assistant Curator, Mayer Museum. 

Echinodermata. 

Presented : 

Two Sea Urchins (Echinocardium cor datum), from Kirkcud- 
brightshire, Scotland, by Miss Eva A. Huntley, Gatehouse-of- 
Fleet, N.B. 

Arthropoda. 

Crustacea. 

Presented : 

Lobster, from Dunnieath, Scotland, and a Torbay Crab, by 
Messrs. John Duncan & Sons, St. John's Market, Liverpool. 

Two young Lobsters, by Mr. W. G. Blanchard, Liverpool 
Wholesale Pish Market. 

Two Crabs (Porcellana sp.), officially collected at Hilbre. 

Torbay Crab, by Mr. W. A. Duncan, St. John's Market, 
Liverpool. 

Tracheata. 
Presented : 

Chrysalis of Butterfly, anonymously. 



MUSEUMS. 



39 



Six Stick Insets {Bacillus rosrii), from New Hebrides, four 
Cocoons of Saturnia carpini, twelve Eggs of Bacillus rossii, and 
Ova of Philosamia rievrri, by Mr. Jobn il. Watson, 7(1, Ashford 
Road, Witbington, Manchester. 

Larva of Lepidopterous Insect, by Mr. C. T. Stewart, 
13, Claribel Street, Liverpool. 

Hemipterons Insect, by Mr. Jobn P. Davies, of Messrs. Cooper's 
Stores, Churcb Street, Liverpool. 

Three Wasps' Nests, from Manaos, S. America, by Mr. W. 13. 
Stowell, 18, Brook Road, Bhmdellsands. 

Orthopterous Insect (Paratopes elegans), one Spider, one 
Scorpion and one Centipede , from Manaos, S. America, by Mr. R- 
Hughes, 138, Brighton Street, Seacombe, Cheshire. 

Seven Insects {Syrphus sp.), from Warton, nr. Carnforth, 
Lancashire, by Mr. T. 0. Hirst, M.A., Ph.D., Chapelstead, 
Gateacre. 

One Saw Fly (Sirex gigas), by Mr. K. Pettigrew, Reedville, 
Birkenhead. 

Monarch Butterfly (Anosia plewippus), Hew on board ship at a 
point 500 miles from New York, by Mr. F. Bustard, 25, Broughtou 
Drive, Grassendale, Liverpool. 

Snare-spinning Spider (Epeira quadrata), from near Llanheris 
Lake, North Wales, by Miss E. Formby Bragg, 45, Alderley Road, 
Hoylake, Cheshire. 

Larva of Goat Moth (Cossus ligniperda), from Helsby, Cheshire, 
by Mr. H. Barnes, Chester Road, Helsby. 

l'ire Fly (Chrysis iynita), from Noctorum, Birkenhead, by 
Mr. Lanyon Nickels, " Chenotrie," Noctorum. 

Lantern Fly, from Brazil, by Mr. Erik Hamilton, 91, Huskisson 
Street, Liverpool. 



40 MUSEUMS. 

Beetle, from Dahomey, West Africa, by Mr. James McCreath, 
24. Dumbarton Road, Walton. 

Longicorn Beetle and Larvae of Beetle, by Master J. H. Allen, 
"J, Albert Edward Road, Liverpool. 

Beetle (Geotrupes sylvaticus) and two Serricorn Beetles (Niptus 
hololeucus), found on the Museum premises. 

Beetle (Tribolium confusion), from Dundee, by Mr. C. H. 
Murray, Zoological Assistant in the Museums. 

Purchased : 

Cocoons of Attacus edwardsi, A. cynthia, Satin nia pyri, Act/as 
selene, A. lima, Antheria pernyi, Eggs of Caligula japonica, 
Rhodia fugax, Antheria yama mai, Ayliu tan, Actias selene, and 
Philosamia picrini. 

Mollusca. 
Presented : 

Six Helecidae, from New Hebrides, by Mr. John H. Watson. 
76, Ashford Road, Witliington Manchester. 

Snail, from Aigburth, by Mr. John Jeffreys, 7, Lucan Road, 
Aigburth, Liverpool. 

Animal and shell of Nautilus pompilius, found to be without 
registered number and now referred to this date (D. 18-4-10-1). 

Fishes. 
Presented : 

Carp (Cyprinus carpio), from the lake at Prince's Park, 
Liverpool, by Mr. Mason, Superintendent, per Mr. George 
Ellison. 

Scabbard Fish (Lepidotus caudatus), from off the S.W. coast of 
Ireland, by Captain Eagle, trawler " Thistle," per Messrs. John 
Duncan iv. Sons. St. John's Market, Liverpool. 



MUSEUMS. 41 

Tench {Tinea vulgaris), by Mr. \V. G. Blunchard, Fish Market, 
Liverpool. 

A number of AValking Fish (Periophthalmus koelreuteri), living 
and preserved, from West Africa, by Mr. A. Ridyard, Chief 
Fngineer, Elder, Dempster Line. 

A number of Fresh-water Fishes, comprising Tilapia lata, 
'/'. galatcea, Haplochilus .se.rfasciatits and H. elegant, from the 
Calabar River, West Africa, by Mr. W. S. Cross, Cross's 
Menagerie, Liverpool. 

Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) and two Cook Wrasses 
(Labrus mixtus), <$ , 9» from off the South coast of Ireland, by 
Captain Mann, Steam Trawler " Gallinule," 81, Elm Vale, 
Fairfield, Liverpool. 

Bream (Abramis bra ma), (cast taken), by Mr. Sutton, 159, 
Seabank Road, New Brighton. 
Purchased : 

Three Butterfish (Centronutus gunellus). from Hilbre, collected 
officially. 

Midler's Top-Knot (Zeugopterus punctatus), from off Harwich. 

Amphibia. 

Presented : 

Five Common Toads [liufn vulgaris), one Fire-bellied Toad 
[Bombinator igneus), one Salamander. (Salamandra mactdosa), 
and one Edible Frog [Rana esculenta), by Dr. H. A. Auden, 
13, Broughton Drive, Grassendale. 

Reptiles. 
Presented : 

Skink from West Africa, and Snake and a Lizard from Madeira. 
by Mr. A. Brook, 2. St. Anne Street, Liverpool. 

Two small Turtles, by Dr. Coghlan, 27. Falkner Street, 
Liverpool. 



12 MUSEUMS. 

Tortoise (Testudo marginatus) and a Gecko {Tarentola 
delalandii), by Mr. Roger Leslie, Hillside, Knowsley. 

Gecko, by Mr. John Davies, Messrs. Cooper's Stores. Cliurcli 
Street. Liverpool. 

Chameleon (Chamaeleon basilicus), by Mrs. Bisset, 4, Cambridge 

Street. Liverpool. 

Two Lizards (Lacerta agilis), from Wallasey, by Master A. 
Prince, "Wallasey. 

Turtle (Hydraspis hilarii), by Mrs. Kershaw, 9, Seaforth Road, 

Sea forth. 

Two Painted Terrapins (Chrysemys picta), from Boston, by 
Mr. S. J. Peter, 6, Warbreck Road, Walton. 

Eleven Blind Worms (Angut-s fragUis), one Chameleon 
{Chamaeleon vulgaris), two Grass Snakes (Tropidonotos natrue) and 
two Sand Lizards {Lacerta agilis), by Dr. H. A. Auden, 13, 
Broughton Drive, Grassendale. 

Four Chameleons {Chamaeleon pusillus), from Smith Africa, by 
Mr. J. Todd. 7(i. Snaefell Avenue, Tnehrook. Liverpool. 

Lizard, from Wallasey Sandhills, by Mr. P. Entwistle, 
Assistant Curator, Mayer Museum. 

Cayman (Caiman sclerops), by Mr. Maurice Tinne, 11, Mersey 
Poad, Aighurth. 

Purchased : 

(hie Wagler's Viper (Lachesis wagleri). 

Birds. 

Presented : 

Skua Gull (Ster'corarius pomatorhinus) from the estuary of the 
Mersev. by ('apt. Griffiths of the Steam Hopper " Beta.'* 



MUSEUMS. 43 

African Adjutant Stork (Leptoptilus orumeniferut), by Mr. 
Holmes Seward, Naturalist, Manchester Street, Liverpool. 

Russian Trumpeter Pigeon, Fancy Pigeou, Grey Parrot, White- 
Crowned Pigeon (Columba leucocephaht), Macaw (Ara maracana), 
Blue Mountains Lory (Trichoglossus novae-hollandiae), Gannet 
(Sula bassana), Sheldrake {Tadorna cornuta) and a Gallinule 
(Porphyria martinica) froia Bermuda, by the Parks and Gardens 
Committee of the City Council. 

Fancy Pigeon {Egyptian Swift), by Mr. Roger Leslie. Hillside. 
Knowsley. 

Fancy Pigeon (Archangel), by Mr. H. M. Coates, 4, St. James' 
Mount, Liverpool. 

Fancy Pigeon (Archangel), by Mr. A. Leigh Lye, Alma Terrace, 
Wavertree, Liverpool. 

Pied Blackbird (Merula merula) albino, by Mr. Lewis Jones, 
Hilbre. 

Six photographs of Bird Life in the locality of Little Whichope, 
Northumberland, by Walter Wilson, Esq., Rysdale House, 
Keighley Road, Colue, Lanes. ; Jasper Atkinson, Esq., Glen Esk, 
Alma Road, Headingley, Leeds, and Dr. Francis Heatherley, 
" Fndellion," Rock Ferry. 

Common Buzzand (Buteo vulgaris) from Cumberland, by Geo. 
Dickinson, Esq., 10, Water Street, Liverpool. 

Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler (Pomatorhinus erythrogenys) 
and an Adjutant Stork [Leptoptilus dubius), by Mr. W. S. Cross, 
Southport Zoo. 

Two Pigeons (magpie variety), by Mr. E. Curtis Moy, West- 
holme, Bromboro', Cheshire. 

Two Fancy Pigeous (owl), by Mr. T. H. Stretch, Vine Cottage, 
Ormskirk. 



44 MUSEUMS. 

Flamingo (Phcenicopterutt roseus), by Mr. Holmes Seward, 
Naturalist, Manchester Street, Liverpool. 

Swift (Cypselus apus), from Llangollen, by Miss Entwistle, 
7, Ormonde Street, Liscard. 

Albino Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus), by Mr. Theodore Van 
Heyder, Stone House, Allerton, Liverpool. 

Two Fancy Pigeons, by Mr. R. Williams, 33, Loxdale Street, 
Parkhill Road, Liverpool. 

Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), anonymously. 

Ostrich Egg, from Yola, Northern Nigeria, by Mr. Chas. T. 
Campbell, Royal Niger Co., Burutu, per Mr. Ridyard. 

Three Humming Birds' Nests, by Dr. Skeete, " Edgecumbe," 
Barbadoes, West Indies. 

One Starling (Sturnus vulgaris), by Mr. Gibson, Upton, 
Cheshire. 

Landrail (Crecopsis egregia), from the Bight of Benin, by Capt. 
Carroll, I.N.D., Surgeon R.M.S. " Aburri," Elder, Dempster 
Line, Liverpool. 

Five Bird Skins, viz. : Falcon (Elanus caeruleus) ; Kestrel 
[Tinunculus alaudarius) ; Plantain Eater (Schizorhis zonuva); 
Green Pigeon (Yinago delalandii), and Weaver (Spermestes 
scutator), from New Guinea and West Africa, by Mrs. Madden, 
Sandown Hall, Wavertree. 

Purchased : 

Three Fancy Pigeons, One Oyster Catcher, and Cue Knot. 

Mammals. 
Presented : 

Sacrum and Vertebrae of an Ass, from Leasowe, by Mr. G. H. 
Hill, 4, Buckingham Road, Wallasey. 



MUSEUMS. 45 

Variegated Spider Monkey (Ateles variegatus) juv. 9> by Mr. 
Holmes Seward, Manchester Street, Liverpool. 

Bisected skull and two half sections with antlers, of Caribou, by 
Mr. R. H. Venables Kyrke, Naiit-y-ffrith, North Wales. 

Bull Dog, by Mr. E. Jones, 81), Manor Road, Liscard. 

Living Liberian Hedgehog, by Mr. Lochead, 486, New Chester 
Road, Rock Ferry. 

Common Mole (Talf/a europcea), from Berkshire, by Mrs. Kileen, 
" Holmestead," Lougcot, Farringdon, Berks., per Mr. W. T. 
Forbes, Huyton Hey Road, Huyton. 

Human Skull and Lower Jaw, from North Chili, by Mr. G. 
Langmaid, 37 3 AVestdale Road, Wavertree. 

Flying Fox (Pteropus medians), from Ceylon, by Mrs. Blamire, 
80, Oxford Street, Liverpool. 

Bat (Plecotus auritus), from Bicester Church, Oxfordshire, by 
Mr. Gibbard, Northumberland Terrace, Liverpool. 

Genet [Genetta felina), from South Africa, by Mrs. Hiibert 
Le Gay Solly, Seaforth Hall, Seaforth, Liverpool. 

Striped Hyaena [Hyaena striatus) and an Arabian Baboon 
{L'ajiio hamadryas) <5 > by Mr. W. S. Cross, Southport Zoological 
Gardens. 

Fragments of Skull of Mammal, from the borders of Sligo and 
Lei trim, Ireland, by Mr. K. Pettigrew, 23, Reedville, Birkenhead. 

Portion of Skull of Hartebeeste (Alacephalus cam ma), from Ibi, 
Northern Nigeria, by Mr. Chas. T. Campbell, Chief Engineer, 
Royal Niger Co., Burutu, per Mr. A. Ridyard. 

Bush Cat, from the Niger, Mr. Williams, Chief Engineer, Royal 
Niger Co., Burutu, Northern Nigeria. 



46 MUSEUMS. 

Tasmanian Wolf (Thylacinus cynocephalus), by Capt. Findlay, 

Sandfield, Egertou Park, Rock Ferry. 

Common Fox, presented anonymously. 

Moustache Monkey (Cercopithceus cephus) 9 , by Mr. S. Spence, 
329, Scotland Road, Liverpool. 

Two Black Rats (Mus rattus), cS and 9> from Orkney, by Mr. 
Geo. Ellison, Loudon Grove, Liverpool. 

Bison Head, found to be without registered number and now 
referred to this date (A. 5-4-10-1). 

Human Skull, without lower jaw, from Calabar, West Coast of 
Africa, by Mr. Kennedy McFoy, per Mr. A. Ridyard. 

Purchased : 

Pair of Beisa Horns, Chimpanzee (Troglodytes niger); Malayan 
Bear {Ursus malayanus), and a Gazelle (Gazella bennetti). 

Botany. 
Presented : 

A few young Ferns in various stages, found growing in a cistern 
iu the Museum, collected by Mr. J. Connely, of the Museums. 

Geology. 

Presented : 

A small collection of Rock specimens, collected by the late Mr. 
T. Mellard Reade, presented by his Executors. 

Sample of Asbestos, from the village of Pojar, Macedonia, 
Turkey, by Mr. Georgieff, 4, Rathbone Road, Hightown, per Mr. 
W. Cokersol, of the Museums. 

Piece of Rock with crystals of Calcite and about a dozen pieces 
of fossil if erous Rock, from Springfield, Oxon, by Mr. Tertius 
Joynson, formerly of Hoylake. 






MUSEUMS. 47 

A Collection of about 60 specimens of Native Nitrate of Soda, 
from Atacama and Tarapaca, South America, by Mr. C. A. 
AVatters, Highfield, Woolton Road, Wavertree, Liverpool. 

Piece of Fine-grained Sandstone with crystals of Calcite, &c, 
from the roof of the Wigan 4 ft. Mine ; presented by Mr. Arthur 
Rushton, per Mr. G. A. Haworth, Ince Hall Collieries, near 
Wigan. 

Mass of slaggy material from the roof of a burnt coal mine, after 
the explosion at the Maypole Colliery; presented by Mr. Arthur 
Rushton, per Mr. G. A. Haworth, Ince Hall Collieries, near 
W igau . 

Palaeontological. 
Presented : 

A Collection of upwards of 400 Fossils, from the Crag, and a few 
Jurassic Fossils collected by the late Mr. T. Mellard Reade, pre- 
sented by his Executors. 

Piece of Silicified Wood, from the Permian of Annesley, near 
Coventry, by Mr. Edward P. Thompson, Paulsmoss, Whitchurch, 
Salop. 

The Aquarium. 

The Aquarium continues, as heretofore, to be one of the chief 
attractions of the Museums. The various tanks have been kept 
well stocked with examples of both marine and fresh-water life, 
and the Seal continues in good health and to be of great interest 
to visitors. 



48 



MUSEUMS. 

Summary of Acquisitions. 







Zoological 


Coelenterata 




1 


Species 


Tchinodermata 


1 




Arthropoda 


(Crustacea) 


3 


,, 


Anthropoda 


( Trachea ta) 


35 


• i 


Mollusca 




3 


f) 


Fishes 




13 


, . 


Amphibia 




4 


,, 


Reptiles ... 




19 


■ ■ 


Birds 




40 


> » 


Mammals 




26 


? t 



150 


Spe 


cimens 


o 




,, 


6 




>> 


158 




>> 


8 




» » 


220 




>> 


8 




> ! 






> J 


47 




) » 


28 




>> 



145 



G64 



Plants . . . 



Botanical. 



4 Specimens. 



Geological and Mineralogical. 
Rocks and Minerals ... ... ... ... ... 85 Specimens. 



Palaeontological. 

Zoological and Botanical 



,. 400 Specimens. 



Total additions to the Lord Derby Museum. 
Species ... ... ... ... ••• ••• ••■ ••• 1,153. 



Ml SKIMS. 49 

B.-MAYER MUSEUM. 

(a) General. 

The Melanian Department continues as hitherto to receive 
numerous acquisitions from "West and South- West Africa. Mr. 
Ridyard, Chief Engineer (Elder, Dempster & Co.), has continued 
his donations of desirable objects to this Department. 

(b) Loans and Deposits. 

The facsimiles of a group of Ancient Irish Antiquities, lent by 
Messrs. Johnson & Sons, Dublin, still remain on exhibition. 

The Collection of Chinese and Japanese Porcelain, lent by Air. 
John Mellor, Junr., still remains on exhibition. 

A small collection of fragments of Pottery illustrating Glazes, 
&c, has been deposited by Prof. P. E. Newberry. 

Through Mr. Gordon Saies a small collection of Chinese 
Porcelain has been received on deposit. 

(c) Exchanges. 
No exchanges have been effected during the past year. 
(d) Acquisitions. 

(1) Miscellaneous. 
Presented : 

Catalogue of Arms and Armour at Sandringham House, by Her 
Majesty Queen Alexandra (deposited in the Free Library). 

Two Liqueur Glasses, English, by Mrs. Charles A. Field. 

Square of Silk with designs copied from a native cloth from 
Jellah Coffee, West Africa, in the Museums, made and presented 
by Messrs. Watson Jacques & Co. 



50 MUSEUMS. 

Scotch Rock and Reel, used in preparing wool, by Mr. P. D. 
Castle, per Mr. T. A. Hanmer. 

Anglo-Saxon Silver Coin found in a grave at ISormanby-le- Wold , 
Lincoln, 1909, per Dr. H. 0. Forbes. 

Wooden Water Bottle, inscribed " J. Boudig & M., 1859," by 
Miss Salisbury. 

Bronze Medal commemorative of the founding of Quebec by 
Champlain, by the National Battlefields Commission, Quebec, 
Canada. 

Blocks of Pressed Tea, made in the Russian Factory at Hankow. 
China. 1891, for export to Siberia, by Mr. John Sharpies. 

(2) Local Area Collections. 

Presented : 

Oil Painting of the steamship " Victory," painted by Walters. 
Liverpool, 1838; also original contract for the sale of a half-share 
in this ship, by Mr. John Lecky. 

Stone Mortar from the Old Mill. Melin-y-Fraeth, Lainfaelog, 
Anglesea. by the Rev. W. E. Scott-Hall. 

Photograph of a " View of the Eastern Prospect of Liverpool," 
1725. by Mr. Robert Gladstone, Junr. 

Enamelled Medal, struck to commemorate the " Bi-centenary of 
the Bluecoat Hospital. Liverpool," 1708-1908, by Alderman A. 
Crosthwaite. 

Purchased : 

Porcelain Mug. with printed portrait of the King of Prussia, 
signed " Gilbody, maker," Evans, Set., Gilbody porcelain. 

Porcelain Mugs, decorated in enamel colours, with subjects after 
the Chinese. 

Two Glass Beakers, with transfer prints; Jug. with transfer 
print of " Susan's Farewell " and the ship " Edward Duke." 



MUSEUMS. '51 

Seven Photographs of Cistercian Pottery found in Birkenhead 
Friary. 

Oil Painting (on a panel), view of Liverpool from Seacombe, 
1820, painted by Robert Salomon. 

(3) Ceramics. 

Presented : 

Fragments of slip ware found in Hanley, 1909, by Mr. Louis H. 
Jahn. 

Plate with printed design, impressed " Rogers," by Mr. G. H. 
Parry. 

Illustrations from " Quaint Old English Pottery," by Mr. 
Charles J. Lomax. 

(4) Ethnography. 

Africa. — West and South- West. 

Presented : 
List of specimens collected and presented by and through Mr. 
A. Ridyard, Chief Engineer, R.M.S. " Tarqnah," Elder, Dempster 
Line. 

Gambia. 

Photographic Reproductions illustrating native life in the 
Gambia, by Mr. A. Ridyard. 

Sierra Leone. 

Ihindn Devil Dancer's Head Ornaments from the Mendi Country, 
by Mr. A. Ridyard and Mr. A. C. Williams. 

Carved Steatite Head of a Man, from the Mendi Country, by 
Mr. A. Ridyard. 

Number of Dresses and other garments, worn by members of the 
Tongo Detective Society established among the Mendi people of 



52 MUSEUMS. 

the Sierra Leone Protectorate — now suppressed — collected by Mr. 
Geo. W. Page, District Commissioner, and presented by His 
Excellency the Governor of Sierra Leone. 

Liberia. 

Presented : 
Medicines used for various purposes known as " Kpa Kpa," 
collected and presented by Mr. W. Addison, Assistant District 
Commissioner, Sierra Leone. 

Gold Coast. 

Presented : 
Rain Hat of plaited grasses, by Miss B. Yorke. 

Brass Weights, by the Hon. J. M. Sarbab. 

Carved Wooden Spoons, by Mr. C. J. Bannernian. 

Carved Calabashes, by Mrs. Cole. 

Collection of clays and earthenware vessels illustrating the 
various operations and stages in the production of black and red 
pottery at OblogOj Cold Coast, collected and presented by Mr. A. 
Ridyard. 

Wicker-work stand for supporting the earthenware soup bowls. 
by Prince Bassey Duke Ephraim. 

Dahomey. 

Presented : 
Knife with brass handle, from Porto Noa-o, by Mr. H. B. 
Wheeler. 

Cameroons. 

Presented : 
Plaited grass Bag, from the Bali eountrv, by Mr. Collins, 
Newton Tnniss. 



MUSEUMS. 53 

Earthenware pipe Lead, from the Bali country, by Mr. A. 
Ridyard. 

Calabar. 

Drum, from Enyong Creek, Itu, by Mr. Collins Newton Inniss. 

Stick, the to}) carved in the form of a human head, by Mr. 
AVaring. 

Mahommedau Charm, worn on the wrist, by Mr. David Hynes. 

Photographs of natives, &c, and carved cocoanuts, by Mr. A. 
Ridyard. 

N. Nigeria. 

Presented : 
Palm Oil Bottle and Lid, made of skin, from Baro ; Wooden 
Spoons, with burnt designs, from Loko, Benue River; Earthenware 
Bowls with Lids, profusely decorated, by Mr. J. A. Macaulay. 

Ply Whisks, by Mr. A. Chinnery. 

Basket, from Baro, by Mr. W. J. Johnson. 

Leather Cushions, dyed and carved designs, from Lokoja. by 
Mr. H. E. Christian. 

Carved wooden figures of animals, from Kano, by Mr. Taylor. 

Dyed Leather Cushions, from Lokoja, by Mr. C. T. Campbell. 

Carved Calabash and Cover, and Earthenware Pot and Cover, 
by Capt. Carderay. 

Leather Cushion, by the Hon. J. M. Sarbah. 

Plaited Basket, and Red Earthenware Water Jar, from Tola; 
Skin Bottles, from Kano; Wooden Spoon, from Xupe, by Air. 
J. B. Bailey. 



•54 MUSEUMS. 

Heald from ;i Loom and Shuttles, from Sokoio; Gourds and 
Bowls, from Kano; Fan of Ostrich Feathers. Earthen Bowl and 
Lid with profuse decoration, Gourds, carved, and stained red and 
green, Wood Food Bowl, and Calabash Drinking Cups, from 
Burutu. by Mr. A. Ridyard. 

S. Nigeria. 

Presented : 

Spear and Pipe Head of Earthenware, from Manfe, Cross River. 
by Mr. Collins Newton Inniss. 

Bronze Armlets found in Bonny, by Chief Fred. A. D. Green. 

Carved "Wooden Female Figure, from Aro-chuka. by Mr. David 
Hvne. 

Horn, used in the Aro Expedition, by Mr. John T. Clewry. 

Baskets covered with leather, by Mr. A Ridyard. 

Lagos. 

Presented : 
Carved Wooden Figures, by Mr. A. Ridyard. 

Con go . 

Presented : 
Red Earthenware Water Bottle, by Mr. A. R. Chinnery. 

South Africa. 
Presented : 

Hip Ornaments. Armlets, Necklaces, &C, from the Kaffir and 
Basuto Tribes, by Mr. F. K. Brigg. 

Armlets of Wire, and drill and core from Pretoria, by Mr. 
AVilliam Pearce. 



MUSEUMS. 55 

S ml nil. 

Presented : 
"Tapa" Cloth, Straw Hat and Heed Hat, from the Zaiideh 01 
Niain Niani Tribe, by Capt. P. S. Jackson. 

MELANESIA. 

Australia. 

Purchased : 
Selection of Churingas, Hairpins. Boomerangs and Necklaces 
from the Aranda Tribe. 

POLYNESIA. 

Sandwich Islands. 

Purchased : 

Pouuder of volcanic stone; round stone used in pot making; and 
celt-shaped stone Implements. 

MONGOLIAN RACE. 

South America. 

Presented : 

Extensive collection of objects from the Indian Tribes of British 
Guiana, comprising: necklaces, bead aprons, feather head-dresses, 
whips, fans, baskets, pipe, quivers, paddles, spears, model canoe 
;in<l model house, collected and presented by Mr. Maurice Tinne. 

( It ina. 

Presented : 

Clay Cannon Balls, used at the Taipang Rebellion; found in the 
well of a disused fort at Soochow, by Mr. John Sharpies. 



56 MUSEUMS. 

Japan . 

Presented : 
Model of the City of Osaka, by the Japanese Consul. 

CAUCASIAN RACE. 

Egypt. 

Presented : 

Scarab in gold mounting, XlVtli dynasty; Gold Earring, late 
Ptolemaic, from Memphis; piece of Sculpture, from Meyduni, 
British School of Archaeology in Egypt. 

Prehistoric Clay Figure from Nagada, and Model Coffin and 
Shawabti Figures from Drah xVbul Negga, Egypt, by Prof. P. E. 
Newberry. 

Summary of Acquisitions. 

Ethnography and Photographs 292 

Ceramics 81 

Miscellaneous 12 

385 



JOSEPH A. CLUBB, 

Cuhator of Museums. 



REPORT by E. RIMBAULT DIBDIN, Curator of the 
WALKER ART GALLERY. 



The Curator has the honour to report in reference to the work 
during the year 1910 of the Department under the direction of the 
Art and Exhibitions Sub-Committee. 

During the year, the City's Permanent Collection of Works of 
Art was on view as much as possible, consistently with the demands 
of exhibitions, but each year it is found more difficult to do it 
adequate justice, and any attempt of systematic arrangement of 
the whole collection is practically impossible, so long as it is 
necessary to move the greater part of it at least twice a year. 
The need for a large extension of the Art Gallery referred to in 
the Curator's annual report for 1909 is fully realised by the 
Chairman and Committee, and it has been the subject of anxious 
consideration from time to time. It has not been found possible 
as yet, however, to surmount the financial obstacles. Meantime, 
progress has been made, so far as funds have been available, with 
the Curator's scheme for utilizing to the utmost the possibilities 
of the existing building. The west front room on the ground 
floor has been entirely reconstructed and redecorated, a valuable 
addition to it being made by taking in the small front room, 
formerly used as a gilder's workshop. This has not only 
increased the wall space, but greatly improved the lighting. 
The heating-pipes in the dado have been removed, and radiators 
in the centre of the floor have been substituted ; the Gallery, 
therefore, now possesses one room in which pictures may be hung 
without a risk of undue deterioration from unscientific heating; 
except that there is still one unsatisfactory part where a furnace 
flue is carried up behind the wall. 



58 ART GALLERY. 

The panelling of the walls, the improvement of the lighting by 
the use of prismatic glass, and the introduction of a deep white 
frieze, have greatly increased the illumination, and rendered it 
possible to arrange and show pictures in a satisfactory manner. 
Additional hanging Bpace has been provided by the introduction 
of four screens designed by the Curator, and the floor ha9 been 
relaid with oak. Three decorative lunettes made at the Delia 
Robbia Pottery. Birkenhead, and presented in 190T by Mrs. George 
Holt, were successfully utilised as over-door decorations. On 
the completion of the alterations, which are generally admitted to 
be satisfactory, the Curator assigned the room to the display of 
the Roscoe Collection, deposited by the Trustees of the Royal 
Institution, and to other Foreign Old Masters, which are the 
property of the Corporation. 

Towards the end of the year there was commenced a further 
section of the work contemplated, which has now been brought to 
completion, with very satisfactory results. A new and 
commodious cloakroom, with adequate accommodation for all 
departments of its work, has been evolved from waste space in the 
cart-yard; and, in connection with this, a door has been opened 
into the east bark room, and a new staff door has been opened to 
the yard, thus obviating the necessity previously existing for a 
circuitous descent to the basement to reach it, which for mam- 
years has involved unnecessary risk and caused trouble and loss 
of time in the movement of works of art. 

The telephones have been rearranged, with an exchange in the 
cloakroom, and the old cloakroom, now closed, will be valuable 
as an addition to the east front room, which is now being 
reconstructed on lines similar to those adopted in the case of the 
west front room. 

By resolution of the Committee on 17th October, 1910, the 
turnstiles at the entrance to the Gallery were removed, and this, 
as well as the closing of the old and most inconveniently situated 
cloakroom, has met with general approval. 



ART GALLERY. 59 

Unfortunately, the resources of the Sub-Committee will not 
admit, during 1911, of the much-needed reflooring and 
redecoration of the entrance hall, which would complete the 
renovation of the ground floor, except as regards the introduction 
of a much needed passenger lift. 

By resolution of the Committee on 22nd August, 1910, the 
keramic fountain in room A was removed ; and the room was 
redecorated, with good results as regards its improvement for the 
exhibition of works of art. The staircase leading from room E 
to the large room on the ground floor, known as No. 10 Room, 
was also redecorated New velarium blinds were fitted in rooms 
A. and F. T l ! ~'l 

The spacious new workshop for gilders, made in 1909, has 
proved invaluable in the work of repairing frames, supervising 
pictures, and otherwise keeping the contents of the Gallery in 
good order. In this connection the following work was carried 
out : — 

Two mildewed water-colour drawings, No. 75, " By the side 
of the Bog of Allan," by Albert Hartland, and No. 80. 
"Landscape with Sherp," by Birket Foster, R.W.S., were 
restored. 

New frames were provided for No. 815, " 'Twixt night and 
day," by R. P. Richards, No. 822, "The Gleaner," by 
William Daniels, No. 830, "La Vie Paysanne " (triptych 
miniature), by Cecil Jay. and No. 841, "Study," by W. L. 
Windus. 

The frames of the following were re-gilt: — No. 123, 
"Evensong," by Mark Anthony, No. 357, "The progress of 
intemperance " (" The Relapse " and " The invitation to 
drink" from this series), by E. V. Rippingille, No. 668, 
" The Burning of Shelley's Body," by L. E. Fournier, and 
No. 822, "The Gleaner," by W. Daniels. 



60 ART GALLERY. 

Pictures relined and cleaned: — No. 821, "Joan of Arc," 
and No. 822, " The Gleaner," by William Daniels. 

New plate glass was provided for No. 819, " Perseus and 
Andromeda," by Lord Leigbton, P.R.A., and No. 668, 
"The Burning of Shelley's Body," by L. E. Fournier. 

A glass case was made to enclose No. 817, " Mors Janua 
Vitfe" (plaster model), by Alfred Gilbert, M.V.O., and a 
case for the display of keramics was purchased. 

1,062 exhibition frames, purchased for the Albrecht Dtirer 
Exhibition, were added to stock. 

The following pedestals, etc., designed by the Curator, were 
provided for the display of sculpture: — One large pedestal, 
with surrounding small pedestals attached, four upright 
pedestals, one screen for pictures and three small block plinths. 

Under the agreement with the Trustees of the Royal Institution, 
the work of conserving the Roscoe Collection made further 
progress, with the approval of Dr. Edgar Browne, and Dr. R. 
Caton (on behalf of the Trustees). Seventeen frames were re-gilt 
and repaired, and six pictures were specially cleaned and repaired. 

The cost of this work amounted to £99 15s. 7d. 

The collection of sculpture was cleaned by expert workmen, the 
Warwick Vase (copy), injured by a visitor, was repaired, the 
pictures in Branch Libraries were inspected, inscriptions were 
written on the frames or mounts of 92 pictures. &c. 

A special display of pictures in Newsham House was arranged 
by the Curator, and the walks outside the Gallery were 
re-gravelled in anticipation of the visit of the Prince and Princess 
of Wales, which, however, did not take place, in consequence of 
the death of H.M. King Edward VII. 



! 





"RETURNING FROM WORK." 
Bang r in Bar UU, R.I. Purchased. 



AKT GALLERY. 61 

During the year pictures have been lent to the following : — The 
Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; the Burlington Fine Arts 
Club, London; The Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto; 
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; and the Corporations of 
Brighton, Burnley, Dundee, Hanley, Hull, Manchester, Newcastle 
and Plymouth. 

The following additions to the Permanent Collection were made 
during the year: — 

i. — By Purchase from the Autumn Exhibition. 

"Nightfall, Luxor" foil), by D. T. Cameron, A.R.S.A. (now 
also A.R.A.). 

"The falling star" (oil), by J. Hamilton Hay. 

" On the Bure at Wroxham " (oil), by Alfred Parsons, A.R.A. 
(now R.A.). 

*" In Middelburg " (water-colour), by Anthony R. Barker. 

*" Roses of Yesteryear" (water-colour), by Katherine Cameron, 
R.S.W. 

" The Balloon " (water-colour), by Mary L. Gow. 

*" Maggie " (water-colour), by Frank Haviland. 

" The Deputation " (water-colour), by John Hassall, R.I. 

"Carnival" (water-colour), by Claude A. Shepperson, R.I. 

" Returning from work " (water-colour), by Professor Hans von 
liartels. 

" The Langdale Pikes " (pastel), by R. Gwelo Goodman. 

"The Burgomaster" (miniature), by Miss L. M. Crisp. 

"Rex" (miniature), by Miss E. Usher. 

" The Lady Clarissa " (miniature), by Miss Edith Grace Wolfe. 

" Athlete struggling with Python " (bronze), by Lord Leighton, 
of Stretton, P.R.A. 

" Convoitise " (bronze statuette), by Fix-Masseau. 
" Hylas " (bronze statuette), by A. J. Leslie. 



*Bought under the terms of the Lord Derby Bequest. 



62 ART GALLERY. 

'' Granny " (bronze groiip), by Mrs. Harold Stabler. 

" The Chase" (bronze statuette), by Miss L. Gwendolen 
Williams. 

" Ghemma en turban noir "' (dry-point etching), by Edgar 
Chahine. 

"Kensington Palace" (dry-point etching), by William Walker. 

"'The arrival of the steam tram" (etching), by A. E. Barker. 

"The salving of the 'Cumberland Lass' off Shoreham " 
(etching), by Xelson Dawson. 

" La Pluie " (etching), by G. de Latenay . 

" Desert Scouts" (etching), by Miss Jessie Gavin. 

"High noon in the Boat Yard, Bye" fetching), by Martin 
Hardie, A.R.E. 

" Nymphs by the sea " (etching), by Sir C. Holroyd. R.E. 

" Ii'Abreuvoir au Pont Marie" (etching), by A. Lepere. 

" The Grip " and " The Dump " (etchings), by Joseph Pennell. 
" The Street, Whitstable " (etching), by Frank Short, R.A., 
P.R.E. 

"Tour de l'eglise St. Jacques, An vers " (etching), by D. I. 
Smart, A.R.E. 

" An Asliford Byway " (etching), by H. Boardman Wright. 

" Evening Star " (wood engraving), by Henry Wolf. 

Original illustration for "The Queen of Paphos, Ervcine " 
(pen and ink), by R. Aiming Bell, R.W.S. 

" Sister Helen " (pen and ink), by Morris Meredith Williams. 

Four Vases by the Ashbv Potters' Guild. 



ART GALLERY. 63 

2. — By Purchase. 

" Horse frightened by a Lion " foil), by George Stubbs, B.A. 
" Creating a sensation " (oil), by H. B. Roberts. 

"Touchstone nominating the degrees of the lie"— (As you 
like it)— (oil), by W. L. Windus. 

"Brignal Banks" (oil), by Alfred W. Hunt, R.W.S. 

" Portrait of George Hargreaves " (miniature), by Thomas 
Hargreaves. 

A collection of drawings by Members of the Liverpool Sketch 
Club (62 in number). 

3. — By Donation. 

"Stranded" v oil), by W. J. J. C. Bond; presented by Colonel 
W. Hall Walker, MP. 

"Sir Roger de Poitou " (oil), by F. T. Copnall; presented on 
behalf of subscribers by Councillor F. J. Leslie, F.R.G.S., as a 
souvenir of the Liverpool Pageant, 1907. 

" Close of a stormy day, Vale of Chvrd " (oil), by John Finnic, 
U.K.; presented by -John Latham, Esq. 

" The Rehearsal " (oil), by H. B. Roberts; presented by Colonel 
W. Hall Walker, M.P. 

"Job" (oil), by Solomon J. Solomon, R.A. ; presented by 
Eustace J. Harrison, Esq., as a gift from the family of the late 
Edward J. Harrison. 

"A Study" (oil), by W. L. Windus; presented by J. Y 
Daw barn, Esq., M.A. 

"St. George's Hall and Lime Street, Liverpool, in 1862" 
(water-colour), by R. H. Bantham ; presented by Lieut. -Colonel 
•I. B. Gaskell, J.P. 

Two water-colour drawings by John Bavers'tock 'Knight; 
presented by the National Art Collections Fund. 



64 AET GALLERY. 

A Collection of drawings and sketches by Andrew Hunt and 
Alfred W. Hunt, R.W.S.. of which 152 have been selected and 
mounted; presented by Miss Violet Hunt. 

" Undine " (marble), by W. Calder Marshall, R.A. ; presented 
by the Executors of the Artist. 

Fifteen etchings, presented by Dr. H. Nazeby Harrington, 
viz.: — "Gloucester" and " Lynmouth," by Edwin Edwards; 
" Dundrum River," "Old Chelsea Church," "Harry Kelly's 
Putney," "Brig at anchor (Moonlight)," "The Towing Path at 
Hampton Court," and " Kilgarren Castle," by Sir F. Seymour 
Haden, P.R.E.; "Shrine of Henry VI," by C. W. Sherborne, 
R.E. ; " The Herdsman," by Samuel Palmer; " Southwark Bridge " 
and "Temple Bar," by Percy Thomas, R.E. ; "The Music 
Room," "Landscape with a Horse," and " Vauxhall Bridge," 
by J. McNeill Whistler. 

4. — Deposited on Loan. 

"Christ and the Magdalen" (oil), by Arthur Hacker, R.A. ; 
deposited by the artist. 

Bird's eye views of Liverpool and Manchester in 1859 and 1860 
(water-colours), by John R. Isaac; deposited by Richard Isaac, Esq. 

The Permanent Collection has thus during 1910 been enriched 
(apart from pictures lent) by the addition of 284 works, viz. : — 

By deceased artists. 
7 paintings in oil. 
217 ,, and sketches in water-colour. 

1 miniature. 
1 bronze statuette. 
1 marble figure. 
9 etchings. 



ART GALLERY. 65 

By living artists. 

6 paintings in oil. 

7 paintings in water-colour. 
1 picture in pastel. 

3 miniatures. 

4 bronze statuettes. 
20 etchings. 

1 wood engraving. 

2 pen and ink drawings. 
4 keramic pieces. 

284 



These additions, so far as acquired by purchase, were bought 
with the funds of the Autumn Exhibition; no money from the 
rates having for many years been expended in the purchase of 
works of art for the Permanent Collection. 

The purchases of 1910, as regards contemporary art, have been 
made with the design, so far as funds permitted, to acquire 
examples of various art tendencies, and of different mediums and 
styles. 

The Committee have also, from the exhibition fund, bought one 
bronze statuette, four oil paintings, one miniature, and a collection 
of drawings and sketches by deceased painters, chiefly with the 
object of enriching our collection of works by local artists : a most 
important duty of every provincial art gallery, but one for which 
no money is specially provided in Liverpool. The Committee have 
been fortunate in finding their efforts in this direction generously 
seconded by donors; and, during 1910, the total additions in this 
section numbered 10 paintings in oil, 1 in water-colour, 
1 miniature, 1 etching, two sets of drawings and sketches, 
numbering respectively 62 and 152 examples, and two bronzes. 



(ifi ART GALLERY. 

There are now 1,1GG items in the list of tlio Permanent 
Collection, of which 126 are at present on loan to public buildings 
in the City, viz., Town Hall, -34; Newsham House, 24; Central 
Library, 20; Kirkdale Library, 9; Everton Library, 7; Wavertree 
Library, 12; Toxteth Library, 4; St. Martin's Hall, 1; Calder- 
stones House, 14; Museum, 1. 

Preliminaries have been arranged for the adequate cataloguing 
of the Permanent Collection. A scheme and estimates have been 
prepared for the consideration of the Committee, and it is hoped 
that the work may be undertaken during the current year. 

The experimental opening of the Gallery on Saturday evenings 
until 8 o'clock, during the months October to May, inclusive, 
liaving proved satisfactory, was continued. Sunday opening has 
lieen, as hitherto, from 2 to 4.30 p.m. during the same period. 

During the year, rooms have been used for the following special 
exhibitions : — 

1. Exhibition of work by students of the Liverpool City 
School of Art — from 29th January to 12th February. 

2. The Art of Albrecht Diirer : a collection of reproductions 
of his paintings, engravings, drawings, and woodcuts, 
brought together and arranged in chronological order by 
Sir W. Martin Conway, M.A., E.S.A., F.R.G.S. — from 
lGth April to 1st August. 

3. The Centenary Exhibition of the Liverpool Academy of 
Arts— from 28th May to 25th June. 

4. Exhibition of Canadian Art, under the auspices of the 
Royal Canadian Academy of Arts — from 4th to 23rd July. 

5. Fortieth Annual Autumn Exhibition of Modern Art — 
from 19th September, 1910, to 7th January, 1911. 






ART GALLERY. 67 

On account of the value attaching to the notes by Sir W. Martin 
Conway in the Diirer Exhibition Catalogue, a special and revised 
edition on hand-made paper, limited to 50 copies, was printed after 
the close of the Exhibition, and of this sufficient copies have 
already been sold to repay the cost. 

The Autumn Exhibition was open during 95 days and 
65 evenings, from 19th September, 1910, to 7th January, 1911. 
The catalogue comprised 2,445 items, as against 2,300 in 1909, 
and the collection was similar in plan to that of 1909, including 
amongst its special features a room devoted to Continental art, a 
complete exhibition of works (100 in number) by members of the 
Royal Society of Miniature Painters, a very important black and 
white section, and a collective exhibition of works by members of 
the Pastel Society. 

The Continental section was for the first time adequately shown 
by its transference to Room B, which gave more space for an 
effective arrangement. 

The Subscription Banquet at the opening of the Exhibition, 
instituted in 1909, was repeated on 16th September with great 
success, there being 140 ladies and gentlemen present, including 
the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Liverpool, the Lord Mayor 
and Lady Mayoress of London, the Lord Mayor of Manchester, 
the Hon. J. L. Griffiths (American Consul-General in London), 
Mr. George Hearn, of Xew York, Sir Alfred East, A.R.A., 
P.R.B.A., Mr. W. H. Lever, Mr. J.Y. Dawbarn, M.A. (President 
of the Liverpool Academy), Sir George Frampton, R.A., 
Mr. A. Bruce-Joy, and Mr. James Paterson, R.S.A. 

The attendance of the public at the Exhibition, which showed 
distinct diminution as compared with the previous year, was as 
follows : — 

At one shilling (95 days) 20,296 

At Sixpence (54 evenings) 10,551 

At Threepence (11 evenings) 9,879 

M iscellaneous 54G 

41,272 



68 AST GALLERY. 

School Tickets : — 

At Two Shillings (admitting 24 scholars 
and a teacher) 273 tickets, representing 
an attendance of G,825 

Season Ticket Holders: — 

Gentlemen (5s.) 204 

Ladies (3s. 6d.) 957 

Students, &c. (2s. 6d.) 2,550 

Complimentary 050 

4,301 



52,458 



258 works were sold, the catalogue prices of which amounted to 
£3,973 10s. Od. In addition to the official catalogue, an illustrated 
edition was, as usual, published by Messrs. D. Marples & Co., as 
well as a set of seven pictorial postcards of prominent pictures. 
The Committee had valuable professional assistance in the 
preparation of the Autumn Exhibition from Messrs. Alfred 
Parsons, A.R.A. (now R.A.), James Paterson, E.S.A., and 
Gilbert Rogers, of the Liverpool Academy of Arts. 

Season ticket holders' soirees were held on 14th October and 
18th November, at the former of which there were present the 
Right Honourable the Lord Mayor, the Lady Mayoress, and other 
civic dignitaries, and the Curator delivered a " Talk " on " The 
Progress of Colour Photography " (with lantern illustrations). On 
each occasion there was a programme of vocal and instrumental 
music. 

During the exhibition, a series of " Talks on Art " was given 
gratuitously by a number of gentlemen in the Exhibition on Friday 
afternoons (with the exception of the first-mentioned, which was 
delivered in the evening), and these proved a very attractive 
feature. The following is a list of the " Talks " : — 



ART GALLERY. 



69 



Date 



Lecturer and Subject. 



Oct. 14th The Curator—" The Progress of Colour 
Photography." 



Oct. 21st Dr. H. N. Harrington— " Sir F. Seymour 
Haden. P.R.E.." 

Oct. 28th H. E. Rensburg, Esq.—" Artists and their 
Work." 

Nov. 4th Edmund Rathbone. Esq. — " The Art of pre- 
senting Pictures in a Public- Gallery." 

Xov. Hth i The Curator — " As others see us : some notes 
on Critics." 

Nov. 18th J William Archer. Esq.. M.A.— " Spanish 
Cathedrals." 

Nov. 2r>th Sir Edward Russell—" Sir William Atinew." 



Dec. 2nd George T. Shaw. Esq.— " Public Libraries 
and Art." 

9th J. G. Legge, Esq., M.A.— " Art Criticism : 
Old and New." 



Dec. 30th The Curator— " Why should we look at 
Pictures ? " 

(Also delivered on the e.cning of 
15th December to the University 
Art Students' Association, in the 
Exhibition. ) 

Jan. 6th Gilbert Rogers, Esq.—" Modern Art and the 
Autumn Exhibition." 



Chairman. 



The Right Hon. the Lord 
Mayor (Alderman W. H. 
Williams). 

John Lea. Esq., J. P. 

John Lea, Esq.. J. P. 

John Lea. Esq.. J.P. 

P. Charles Kelly, Esq. 

R. Hield, Esq. 

F. J. Leslie, Esq., 

P.R.G.8. 

R. C. Herman, Esq. 
F. C. Bo wring. Esq. 

Joseph Bibby. Esq.. J.P. 

J. G. Legge. Esq., M.A. 
The Curator. 



The public interest in the Gallery, as exhibited by the 
attendances, was well maintained throughout the vear. The 
number registered by the turnstiles up to 26th October, 1910, was 
296,260, as contrasted with 291.926 to the same date in 1909. 
Thereafter the turnstiles were removed. 

The attendance of students during the year numbered 1,346. 

Six new students' tickets were granted. 







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PRESENTED 
25 SER 1911 



FIFTY-NINTH 



ANNUAL REPORTS 



TO THE 



LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS 



AND 



ARTS COMMITTEE 



OF THE 



CITY OF LIVERPOOL, 




DECEMBER 1911. 



LIVERPOOL : 
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The late ALDERMAN J. N. STOLTERFOHT. 
Chairman, Libraries and Reading Rooms Sub-Committee. 1900—1911. 



FIFTY-NINTH 



ANNUAL REPORTS 



TO THE 



LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS 



AND 



ARTS COMMITTEE 



OF THE 



CITY OF LIVERPOOL, 



FOR THE YEAR ENDING 31st DECEMBER 1911. 




LIVERPOOL : 

C. TlNLING AND Co., LTD., PRINTING CONTRACTORS, 53, VICTORIA STREET. 

1912. 



COMMITTEE AND OFFICERS 

for the Year 1911-1912. 



THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE EARL OF DERBY, P.C., 
LORD MAYOR. 

Committee : 

FRANK J. LESLIE, ESQ., F.R.G.S,, CHAIRMAN. 
RICHARD CATON, ESQ., M.D., LL.D., J.P., DEPUTY-CHAIRMAN. 

FRANCIS W. BAILEY, ESQ., M.R.C.S. PROF. W. A. HERDMAN D.Sc.F.R.S. 

PROF. R. C. BOSANQUET, M.A., F.S.A. ROBERT C, HERMAN, ESQ. 

FREDERICK C. BOWRING, ESQ., J.P. PHILIP DURNING HOLT, ESQ. 

RONALD STEWART-BROWN, ESQ., C. SYDNEY JONES, ESQ. 

M.A., F.S.A. P CHARLES KELLY, ESQ. 

JOHN BYRNE, ESQ., J.P. JQHN ^ EgQ ^ jp 

ALDERMAN A. GOMMINS, LL.D. (Chairman, Arts and Exhibitions Sub- 

ALDERMAN A. CROSTHWAITE, J.P. Committee.) 

WILLIAM EVANS, ESQ., J.P. | PROFESSOR A. M. PATERSON, M.D. 

ALDERMAN SIR WILLIAM B. WILLIAM H. PRIEST, Esq. 

FORWOOD, D.L.,J.P. HERBERT R. RATHBONE, ESQ., B.A. 
ERNEST C. GIVEN, ESQ., M.I.C.E. (Chairman, Museums Sub-Committee.) 

(Chairman, Libraries and Beading Booms RICHARD RUTHERFORD, ESQ., J.P. 
Sub-Committee.) (Chairman, Lectures Sub-Committee.) 

FRANCIS J. HARFORD, ESQ., J.P. ' COLONEL W. HALL WALKER, M.P. 



Cfcitf C ibrnrian : 
GEORGE T. SHAW. 

Jltunttj-Yibrarian : 
HENRY E. CURRAN. 

£ nrator of IllustninB : 
JOSEPH A. CLUBB, D.Sc. 

pcuntu-Curator of 311 nti turns : 
P. ENTWISTLE, F.R.A.I. 

(Curator of tfjt Sflalher %xt ©alltrg : 
E. RIMBAULT DIBDIN. 

assistant Curator, SRFlalktr Srt (fialltrn 
ARTHUR G. QUIGLEY. 



CHAIRMAN'S PREFACE. 



The appended Reports of the Chief Librarian and the Curators 
of the Museums and Art Galleries, will be found full of interest, as 
illustrating the important part taken by those Institutions in the 
daily life of a great City. The fact that the use made of the 
Lending Libraries alone is, in its proportion to the total population, 
three times what it was thirty years ago, will have its significance 
for the future historian of social progress. And he will assuredly 
not ignore the statistics which show that, although the number of 
Borrowers from those Libraries increased, in the year now under 
review, by 4,000, the issue of works of Fiction for Home Reading 
dropped by -'50, 000, while the issues in such departments as History, 
Biography, Antiquities, and Foreign Literature, were largely 
increased. The returns from the Reading Rooms show the same 
feature, the Prose Fiction asked for being only -57 per cent, of the 
whole issues, as against G3 per cent, in other classes. Without 
any wish to question the value of sound Fiction as one of the great 
branches of Literature, we must gratefully welcome the growing 
popularity of other and even more important branches. It is 
pleasing to know that this result may be largely traced to the 
increasing interest taken by School Teachers in advising their 
pupils as to the books they sho\ild read. 

Last year the Committee completed and equipped the new 
[leading Room in Stanley Road, and two new Libraries for the 
districts of Sefton Park, and Walton and Fazakerley. The signal 
success of all these, especially the Sefton Park Library, has been 
most gratifying to the Committee, and although, for the first time 
in Liverpool, readers have been allowed free access to the shelves 
the immunity from loss proves once more thai if you trust the 
public and let them know that you trust them, you will not be 
disappointed. 



4 CHAIRMAN S PREFACE. 

Each of the two New Branch Libraries is a finer and better 
stocked building than many a large town's Central Library, 
and it was a great delight to ns all that one of them, the Sefton 
Park Library, was opened by Dr. Carnegie himself, to whose 
generosity we owe these and other equally fine Library buildings 
which now adorn this City. The compliment of his admission to 
the Civic Freedom was deservedly paid to him on the occasion of 
his visit, and his eloquent and touching address in reply will long 
live in the memories of those privileged to hear it. The provision, 
now in hand, of Reading Booms at Old Swan and in the Edge Hill 
District will complete the series of munificent gifts by Dr. Carnegie 
to the City. 

In the Museums the scheme of improvements in hand has made 
good progress. In the new " Liverpool Room " many of the Views, 
Maps, and Plans, intended to illustrate the annals of the City, have 
been installed. The Committee are anxious to make this local 
collection as complete as possible. This they can only do by draw- 
ing upon private collections to supplement their own, and they 
would be grateful to the owners of any objects of interest for the 
gift or loan of them. Mr. Robert Gladstone, Junr., and Mr. 
A. H. Arkle have, from their intimate knowledge of local history, 
rendered much help to the Committee in the arrangement of this 
Room. 

The Rooms recently allocated for housing the Egyptian, Cretan, 
and Tlittite Collections are in course of arrangement, and will soon 
be completed. For valuable aid in this work, and for the provision 
of many objects of great interest and worth, the Committee are 
indebted to Professors Bosanquet, Newberry, and Garstang, who 
have given the Museum the full benefit of their skilled knowledge 
and experience. 

That the Museums continue to be appreciated, both by experts 
and by the general public, is evidenced by the numerous gifts of 
additions to the Collections, averaging 20 a day throughout the 
year, and by an average daily attendance of 1,500 visitors. 



chairman's preface. 5 

In the "Art Gallery 110 additions have been made to the Per- 
manent Collection, either by gift or pnrclia.se. The first duty of 
the Committee, entrusted to it by the Council, is undoubtedly the 
care and safety of the very valuable Permanent Collection of Works 
of Art possessed by the City. It has been this consideration which 
has induced the Committee to spend a large sum during the past 
three years in the improvement of the ground floor rooms. The 
Curator refers in his Eeport to this work, and I may say it is the 
intention of the Committee to continue it. 

The Curator's reference to the absence of any fund at the disposal 
of the Committee for the purchase of pictures, except the uncertain 
surplus of profit there may happen to be from the Autumn 
Exhibition, is a timely one. In other cities, and notably in 
Manchester, there is a fund annually voted by the City Council, 
and immediately available at any moment for the purchase of a 
Masterpiece of Art. When such an opportunity occurs there is sure 
to be keen competition, and the buyer who can first close the bargain 
is the one who gets it. In Liverpool the City Council has, during 
the past forty years, made no contribution at all towards its own 
Art Collection. Some alteration in the position of the City in 
the Art world as a possible purchaser is much to be desired, and 
the best way of securing it is now under consideration. 

The Entrance Halls of both the Art Gallery and the Museum 
require renovation; and the Committee hope during the present 
year to make a beginning with this and other much needed work 
on the various buildings in William Brown Street. 

During the year under review the Committee lost by death two 
much valued colleagues: Alderman J. N. Stolterfoht, who had 
rendered excellent service for eleven years as Chairman of the 
Libraries Sub-Committee; and Professor Sir Rubert Boyce, E.R.S., 
whose wide experience and erudition were most helpful to the 
Committee in nearly all departments of their work. 

FRANK J. LESLIE, 

Chairman. 



HISTORICAL SUMMARY. 



1848 Suggestion by the Rev. Canon A. Hume at a meeting: of the Ros pe Club, 
February 18-18, that a Free Public Library be established in Liverpool. 

1850 Committee appointed by Town Council, 3rd April, on the motion of 

Councillor James A. Picton, to consider and report upon tlie establish- 
ment of a Public Library for Liverpool- 
Negotiations with the Trustees of the Royal Institution, Colquitt Street, 
and Report of the Provisional Committee, -1th September, recom- 
mending that an Aet of Parliament be obtained for tin- transfer of 
the Royal Institution and its contents (paintings, easts, natural history 
specimens, books, etc.) to the Corporation, and that a Public Library, 
Museum, and Gallery of Art be established in that building. 
An Association of Citizens formed, 10th December, to promote the 
formation of the proposed Library, Museum, and Gallery of Ait. 
and to solicit subscriptions, books, and specimens. 

1851 The Bequest by the Right Honourable Edward-Smith. 13th Earl of Derby, 

k.g., f.l.s.', of his collections of Natural History Specimens intimated 
to the Corporation of Liverpool by the Right Honourable Edward- 
Geoffrey, 14th Earl of Derby, k.g., f.l.s. 

Mr. Thomas J. Moore appointed first Curator of the Museum. 

The " Liverpool Royal Institution (Transfer of Property) Bill " sub- 
mitted to Parliament and withdrawn, May 1851. 

The purchase of the Union News Room, Duke Street, for the purposes 
of a Library and Museum decided upon, 9th September. 

1852 Act of Parliament, 3rd May, to establish a Public Library, Museum, 

and Gallery of Art, and to provide Public Lectures. Councillor James 

Allanson Picton became first Chairman of the Library, Museum, and 

Arts Committee. 
Mr. John Stuart Dalton appointed first Chief Librarian. 
Collection of maps, views, portraits, documents, etc. illustrative of 

the history of Lancashire (particularly Liverpool), purchased from 

the Executors of Mr. Thomas Binns. 
Reference Library, Duke Street, opened by the Mayor of Liverpool 

(Councillor Thomas Littledale), October 18th. The Library, Museum, 

and Arts Committee were also charged with the management and 

maintenance of the Botanic Gardens and Park. 

1853 The Museum of Natural History, bequeathed to the town by the Fail of 

Derby, was opened to the public by the Mayor of Liverpool (Councillor 
Samuel Holme), Duke Street, 8th March. 
Two Branch Lending Libraries opened : in (1) the North Corporation 
Schools, Beviugtou Bush, 18th October; and (2) the South Corporation 
Schools, Park Lane, 1st November. 

1854 A Superintendent of Branch Libraries decided upon. Mr. W. Roulston 

appointed. 
The South Branch Lending Library transferred from the South 
Corporation Schools to premises in Hardy Street. December 1854. 

1855 Parliamentary powers obtained, 16th July, to appropriate a site in Shaw's 

Brow (now William Brown Street) on which to erect a new Public 
Library and Museum building. 
The North Branch Lending Library transferred from the North Corporation 
Schools to special premises in Great Nelson Street, June 1855. 
1850 Offer of Mr. William Brown, m.p., Merchant of Liverpool, to erect a 
new Public Library and Museum on Shaw's Brow. 



8 HISTORICAL SUMMARY. 

1857 Books for the Blind provided and circulated for the first time from the 

Lending Branches. 
Foundation stone of new Library and Museum on Shaw's Brow laid by 

Mr. William Brown, M.r., 15th April. 
The " Savage " Collection of Ethnography purchased for the Museums. 

1858 The South Branch Lending Library transferred from Hardy Street to 

special premises in Upper Parliament Street. 

1859 Standard music provided and circulated for the first time from the 

Branch Libraries. 
New building erected in Great Nelson Street, providing additional 
accommodation for the North Branch Lending Libraiy. 

1860 The Brown Library and Museum, Shaw's Brow, formally opened by 

Mr. William Brown (afterwards Sir William Brown, Bart.), loi^ 
October. The Library was transferred from the old building in Duke 
Street, and opened for public service on 3rd December. 
Gift of £1,000 by Mr. Joseph Shipley (of Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A., 
and formerly of the firm of Brown, Shipley, and Co., Liverpool) for 
the purchase of important books for the Eeference Library. 

1862 The administration of the Botanic Gardens and Park transferred to the 

Finance Committee. 

1863 Mr. Peter Cowell appointed Superintendent of Branch Libraries, in 

succession to Mr. W. Roulston, resigned. 

1865 Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales visited the 

Library and Museum, 31st October. 
Lectures Sub-Committee appointed. 
First group of British Birds (Common Bald Coot) with natural 

surroundings, prepared in the Liverpool Museum, and exhibited at 

the British Association Meeting, Birmingham. 

1866 Mr. George Hudson appointed Chief Librarian, in succession to Mr. John 

Stuart Dalton, deceased. 
The Corporation Free Lectures inaugurated, January 1*66. 

1867 Councillor Edward Samuelson, j.p., elected first Chairman of the Lectures 

Sub-Committee. 
The " Mayer " Collection, presented to the town by Mr. Joseph Mayer, f.s.a. 
Bequest to the Museum by Mr. William Tyrer Gerrard of a collection 
of Natural History Specimens from Madagascar. 
1869 A large and important collection of Shells presented to the Museum by 
Mr. Samuel Smith per the Rev. H. H. Higgins. 
An extensive series of fossils from the coal measures chiefly from the 
Railway excavation at Ravenhead presented to the Museum by the 
Rev. H. H. Higgins. 
1871 Bequest to the Museum by Mr. John Mather of a collection of Miniatures, 
etc., relating to the Bonaparte Family. 
The First Autumn Exhibition of Pictures opened 4th September, closed 
18th November, and continued annually in the Museum building 
until 1876. 
Councillor Edward Samuelson, j.p., elected first Chairman of the Fine 
Arts Sub-Committee. 

1873 Councillor Joseph Armstrong elected Chairman of the Lectures Sub- 

Committee, in succession to Councillor Samuelson. 
Councillor Andrew B. Walker, Mayor of Liverpool (afterwards Sir 
Andrew Barclay Walker, Bart.) offered to devote the sum of ,£20,000 
to the erection of an Art Gallery. 

1874 Foundation Stone of the Walker Art Gallery laid by H.R.H. the Duke 

of Edinburgh, 28th September. 



HISTORICAL SUMMARY. 9 

1875 Mr. Peter Cowell appointed Chief Librarian, in succession to Mr. George 

Hudson, deceased. 

Foundation Stone of Picton Heading Room, William Brown Street, 
laid by Councillor James A. Picton, j.r., f.s.a., Chairman of the 
Library, Museum, and Arts Committee, 2nd December. 

1876 The Chairman of the Museum Sub-Committee (Rev. H. H. Higgins) and 

two assistants took part in an Expedition to the West Indies on the 
Steam Yacht " Argo " for the purpose of collecting marine specimens 
of Natural History, on the invitation of Mr. R. Cholmondelev, of 
Condover Hall, Salop. 

1877 Councillor Thomas Holder, j.i\, elected Chairman of the Lectures Sub- 

Committee, in succession to Councillor J. Armstrong. 

The Rutter-Phillips collection of Minerals presented to the Museum 

by the Liverpool Medical Institution. 
Mr. Charles Dyall appointed first Curator of the Walker Art Gallery. 

The Walker Art Gallery opened by the Right Honourable Edward-Henry, 
15th Earl of Derby, k.g., 6th September. 

The Seventh Autumn Exhibition of Modern Art opened in the Walker 
Art Gallery, 8th September. 

1879 The office of Superintendent of Branch Libraries abolished, and the duties 

transferred to the Chief Librarian. 

The Picton Reading Room, William Brown Street (adjoining the 
Brown Library and Museum) opened by the Mayor of Liverpool, 
Mr. Thomas B. Royden (afterwards Sir Thomas Royden, Bart.) 
8th October. 

Mr. Charles T. Gatty appointed Curator of the "Mayer" Museum. 

1880 Councillor William J. Luut elected Chairman of the Lectures Sub-Committee, 

in succession to Councillor T. Holder, retired. 

1881 Temporary Annexe to hold the Museum Ethnographical Collections built 

at the rear of the Walker Art Gallery. 

Extension of the Walker Art Gallery determined upon by the City 
Council. 

1882 Inauguration of the Picton Lecture Hall for Free Lectures, 3rd January. 

The Hall is constructed in the basement of the Picton Reading Room, 
and was first styled the Rotunda Lecture Hall. 

1883 Newspapers provided for the first time in the Reference Library. 

The Library Association of the United Kingdom held their 6th Annual 
Meeting in the Reference Library, llth-14th September, under the 
Presidency of Sir James A. Picton, j.p., f.s.a., Chairman of the 
Library, Museum, and Arts Committee. 

1884 Evening Reading Rooms opened in five Schoolrooms : Stanley Road, 

Queen's Road, Chatsworth Street, Wellington Road, Low Hill. (In 
consequence of the subsequent establishment of Branch Libraries in 
the several districts', these Reading Rooms, excepting that in 
Chatsworth Street Council School, have since been closed.) 

First issue of the Circulating School Museum Cabinets to various Schools 
in the City, in May. 

Entire cost of the extension of Walker Art Gallery, on completion, 
defrayed by Alderman Sir Andrew Barclay Walker. The extension 
was opened 30th August. 

1885 Bequest to the Museum of the Nicholas Cooke Collection of Lepidoptera. 

1886 The Major Austin collection of Crinoids purchased for the Museum. 

Loan Exhibition of works of Art from Lancashire Collections, in the 
Walker Art Gallery. 



10 HISTORICAL SUMMARY. 

188G Councillor Philip H. Rathbone, jr., elected Chairman of Ihc Arte and 

Exhibitions Sub-Committee in succession to Alderman E. Samuelson, 
retired. 

1887 Collection of Skins and Horns of large Game Animals presented to 

Museum by Mr. St. George Littledale. 
Exhibition of pictures by the Russian artist, Vassili Verestchagin. (A 
second Exhibition by this artist was held in 1899.) 

1888 First opening of the Museums on Monday evenings from 7 to 10 during 

the winter months (October to March). 
International Photographic Exhibition held in the Walker Art Gallery 

under the auspices of the Liverpool Amateur Photographic Association. 
First Annual Meeting of the National Association for the Advancement 

of Art and its application to industry, was held in the Walker Art 

Gallery, under the Presidency of Lord Leightou, f.r.a., 3rd-7th 

December. 

1889 Alderman Edward Samuelson, J. p., elected Chairman of the Library. 

Museum, and Arts Committee, in succession to Sir James A. Picton, 

who died on 15th July- 
Libraries and Reading Rooms Sub-Committee appointed 8th August. 

Councillor Thomas Holder, j.p., elected first Chairman. 
The Rev. Henry H. Higgins, m.a., elected first Chairman of the Museum 

and Mayer' Collection Sub-Committee. 
189U Kensington Branch Library opened by the Mayor of Liverpool, Alderman 

Thomas Hughes (afterwards Sir Thomas Hughes), 30th January. 
Alderman Sir William Bower Forwood, j.p., elected Chairman of the 

Library, Museum, and Arts Committee, in succession to Alderman 

E. Samuelson, retired. 
Councillor Andrew Commins, ll.d., m.i\, elected Chairman of the 

Libraries and Reading Rooms Sub-Committee, in succession to 

Councillor Thomas Holder, j.p., retired. 
Inaugural meeting of the Museums Association held in the Museum, 

17th July, under the Presidency of the Rev. Henry H. Higgins, m.a., 

Chairman of the Museum Sub-Committee. 

1891 The Library, Museum, and Arts Committee becomes also the Technical 

Instruction authority. Sub-Committee appointed, with Councillor 

W. E. Willink, m.a., as Chairman. 
Photographic Exhibition held in the Walker Art Gallery, under the 

auspices of the Liverpool Amateur Photographic Association. 
The Permanent Collection, Walker Art Gallery, opened to the public 

on Sundays for the first time. 

1892 Councillor W. H. Picton elected Chairman of the Lectures Sub-Committee, 

in succession to Alderman Luut. deceased. 

Reconstruction of the basement of the Brown Library : Special Reference 
Room for Specifications of Patents and Newspaper Files opened there, 
12th December. 

Exhibition of Naval and Nautical appliances, organised at the suggestion 
of the Right Hon. Sir Arthur B. Forwood, Bart., m.p., Financial 
Secretary to the Admiralty, opened by the Bight Hon. Lord George 
Hamilton, m.p., First Lord of the Admiralty, 1st February. 

1893 Councillor W. H. Picton elected Chairman of the Museum and Mayer 

Collection Sub-Committee, in succession to the Rev. H. H. Higgins, 
deceased. 

Bequest to the Museum by the Right Honourable Edward-Henry, 15th 
Earl of Derby, k.g., of a collection of Agates, etc. 

The Roscoe Collection transferred to the Walker Art Gallery by agree- 
ment with the Trustees of the Liverpool Royal Institution. 



HISTORICAL SUMMARY. 11 

1894 Appointment <>f Mr. Henry 0. Forbes, ll.d., a.s Director of Museums, in 

succession to Mr. Thomas J. Moore, deceased. 

The nucleus of a collection of West African Ethnographical Objects, 
presented to the Museum by Mr. A. Ridyard, Chief iMigineer, Klder, 
Dempster, and Co. 

1895 Central Lending Library established in the basement of the Brown 

Library building. Opened 17th June. 
Councillor Frank J Leslie, P.E.G.S., elected Chairman of the Lectures 
Sub-Committee, in succession to Councillor W. II. Pictou, deceased. 

The Foundation Stone of the Everton Branch Library and Technical 

Schools laid by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool (Councillor W. H. Watts) 

on behalf of the Lord Stanley, m.p., 5th July. 
Councillor Morris I\ Jones, j.r., elected Chairman of the Museum and 

Mayer Collection Sub-Committee, in succession to Councillor W. H. 

Pictou, deceased. 
Opening of the Ethnographical Gallery of the Museum by the Right 

Honourable the Lord Mayor of Liverpool (Councillor \Y. H. Watts.) 

1896 Councillor John Lea appointed Chairman of the Arts and Exhibitions 

Sub-Committee, in succession to Alderman Philip II. Rathbone, who died 
22nd November 1895. 

The Everton Branch Library, St. Domingo Road, opened by the Right 
Honourable Frederick-Arthur, 16th Earl of Derby, k.g., Lord Mayor 
of Liverpool, 9th October. The Library was transferred from the old 
premises in Great Nelson Street. 

The Tristram Collection of Birds purchased for the Museum. 

1897 Extension of Kensington Branch Library. 

The Technical Instruction Sub-Committee constituted a separate Com- 
mittee of the Council. 

Sefton Park Branch Lending Library opened in the Public Offices, Lark 

Lane, 4th October. 
Walton Branch Library opened in the Town Hall, Walton, 11th October. 

The Seton Karr Collection of Flint Implements from Egypt purchased 
for the Museum. 

Exhibition of Pictures' by the late Alfred W. Hunt, r.w.s., held in the 
Walker Art Gallery. 

1898 Foundation Stone of the Museums Extension Buildings and Technical 

School laid by Sir William Bower Forwood, d.l., j.p., Chairman of the 
Library, Museum, and Arts Committee, 1st July. 

Expedition to the Island of Sokotra for the collection of s{)ecimens of 
Flora and Fauna. 

1899 Councillor Frank J. Leslie, f.r.g.s., elected Chairman of the Libraries 

and Reading Rooms Sub-Committee, in succession to Alderman Andrew 
Commins, ll.d., m.p. 

Councillor Arthur Crosthwaite elected Chairman of the Lectures Sub- 
Committee in succession to Councillor F. J. Leslie. 

Alteration of the title "Museum and Mayer Collection Sub-Committee" 
to "The Museums Sub-Committee,'' 24th July. 

1900 Bequest by Mr. Hugh Frederick Hornby, Merchant of Liverpool, of his 

Art Library (comprising books, prints, autographs, and art bindings), 
together with ,£10,000 for the erection of a building suitable for its 
reception. 

Alderman Joachim N. Stolterfoht elected Chairman of the Libraries 
and Reading Rooms Sub-Committee, in succession to Councillor F. J. 
Leslie, retired 



12 HISTORICAL SUMMARY. 

1900 Councillor Edwin Berry elected Chairman of the Lectures Sub- 
committee, in succession to Councillor A. Crosthwaite, elected Lord 
Mayor of Liverpool. 
1001 Key's Plenum System of Heating and Ventilation installed in the Brown 
Library and Museum, June 1901. 
Councillor ' Arthur Crosthwaite, J.r-., elected Chairman of the Lectures 
Sub-Committee, in succession to Councillor E. Berry. 
1902 Toxteth Branch Library, Windsor Street, opened by Mr Andrew Carnegie, 
15th October. The Library was transferred from the old premises in 
Upper Parliament Street. 
Removal of plateau fronting Brown Library and Museum, and alteration of 

approaches to the building. 
Councillor J. Harrison Jones elected Chairman of the Museums Sub- 
committee, in succession to Mr. Morris P. Jones. 

1903 The Wavertree Branch Library, Picton Road, opened by Councillor 

Robert Durning Holt, J. v., Deputy-Chairman of the Library, Museum, 
and Arts Committee, 12th May. 

1904 Opening of the Rawdon Reading Room, Breck Road, Anfield, by Councillor 

William Evans, J. p., 18th October. 
Mr. E. Rimbault Dibdin appointed Curator of the Walker Art Gallery, 

in succession to Mr. C. Dyall, retired. 
The Northern Photographic Exhibition, under the auspices of the Liverpool 

Amateur Photographic Association, held in the Walker Art Gallery, 

(This exhibition also took place in 1907 and 1911.) 

1905 The Kirkdale Branch Library, Brock Street, opened by Alderman J. N. 

Stolterfoht, Chairman of the Libraries Sub-Committee, 21st June. 
The Andrew Carnegie Branch Library, Green Lane, West Derby (the 
gift of Mr. Andrew Carnegie) opened by Sir William B. Forwood, 
d.l., J.r., Chairman of the Library, Museum, and Arts Committee, 
27th June. 
Extension of the Museum Aquarium completed. 

Councillor William Permewan, m.d., elected Chairman of the Museums 
Sub-Committee, in succession to Councillor J. Harrison Jones, resigned. 
1900 Inauguration of the Hugh Frederick Hornby Art Library, on 26th 
October, by Mrs. Madden, of Sandown Hall, Wavertree, to whom an 
illuminated address (enclosed in silver casket) was presented by the 
Library, Museum and Arts Committee. During the ceremony a marble 
bust of the late Hugh Frederick Hornby, executed by Mr. C. J. Allen 
on the commission of the Committee, was unveiled by Colonel II. II. 
Hornby, J.r. The Hornby Library building is an annexe to the Picton 
Reading Room. 

Opening of the New Galleries of the Museums Extension by the Right 
Honourable Frederick-Arthur, 16th Earl of Derby, k.g., 19th October. 

The Walker Art Gallery first opened to the public in the evening. The 
Gallery was first experimentally opened on Monday evenings, this 
being afterwards altered (successfully) to Saturday evenings. 
1907 The collection of Botanical Literature forming the Library of the Liver- 
pool Botanic Gardens transferred by the Talks and Gardens Committee 
to the Reference Library. 

Dryden Street Evening Reading Room opened, 21st October. 

Councillor H. Chaloner Dowdall, m.a., b.c.l., elected Chairman of the 
Museums Sub-Committee, in succession to Dr. Permewan. 

Exhibition of the Art of W. Holman Hunt, O.M., d.c.l., held in the 
Walker Art Gallery. 

Memorial Exhibition of the Art of the late John Finnic, E.E., b.c.a., 
held in the Walker Art Gallery. 

Historical Exhibition of Liverpool Antiquities held in the Walker Art 
Gallery in connection with the Liverpool Sept-Centenary Celebrations. 



HIST0BICA1 STJMMABT. 13 

1908 Alderman E. W. Turner elected Chairman of the Lectures Sub-Committee, 

in succession to Councillor Crosthwaite. 

Councillor Frank J. Leslie, f.r.g.s., elected Chairman of the Library, 
Museum, and Arts Committee, in succession to Sir William B. 
Forwood, d.l., j. p. 

Councillor Herbert R. Rathbone, B.A., elected Chairman of the Museums 
Sub-Committee, in succession to Councillor H. Chaloner Dowdall, 
elected Lord Mayor of Liverpool. 

Historical Exhibition of Liverpool Art held in the Walker Art Gallery. 

1909 The Garston Branch Library, Bowden Road (the gift of Mr. Andrew 

Carnegie, ll.d.), opened by Councillor F. J. Leslie, Chairman of the 
Library, Museum, and Aits Committee, 20th May. 

Mr. George Thomas Shaw appointed Chief Librarian, in succession to 
Mr. Peter Cowell, deceased. 

Establishment of Lending- Libraries Depol for the circulation of special 
books and the interchange of books amongst the Lending Branches. 

The Herbarium Collection of over 40,000 specimens transferred by the 
Parks and Gardens Committee from the Botanic Gardens to the 
Museums. 

An illuminated address presented to Mr. A. Ridyard, 2nd July, in 
recognition of his gift to the Museums of numerous ethnographical 
objects and natural history specimens from the West Coast of Africa. 

1910 Councillor Richard Rutherford, j.p., elected Chairman of the Lectures 

Sub-Committee in succession to Alderman E. W. Turner, resigned. 
Inauguration by Councillor William Evans, j.p., of Branch Lending 

Library in the Rawdon Reading Room, Anfield, 3rd February. 
On 13th October, an address (enclosed in silver casket) was presented 

to Miss Mary L. Hornby, in recognition of her generous gifts during 

many years, of Braille Books for the blind. 
The Art of Albrecht Diirer, a collection brought together and arranged 

in chronological order by Sir W. Martin Conway, m.a., f.s.a., f.r.g°s., 

exhibited in the Walker Art Gallery. 

The Centenary Exhibition of the Liverpool Academy of Arts held in 
the Walker Art Gallery. 

Exhibition of Canadian Art held in the Walker Art Gallery, under the 
auspices of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. 

1911 Councillor Ernest C. Given, m.i.c.e., elected Chairman of the Libraries 

and Reading Rooms Sub-Committee, in succession to Alderman J. N. 
Stolterfoht, deceased. 

Evening Reading Room, Stanley Road, opened by the Right Honourable 
the Lord Mayor of Liverpool (Councillor S. Mason Hutchinson), 
13th June. 

The New Seftou Park Branch Lending Library, Aigburth Road, opened 
on August 3rd by Mr. Andrew Carnegie, ll.u., the donor of the 
building. The Library was transferred from the Public Offices, Lark 
Lane. 

Mr. Joseph A. Clubb, d.sc, Deputy Curator, appointed Curator of Museums, 
in succession to Dr. Forbes, retired. 

Afternoon Conference of Chairmen of Museum Committees and Museum 
Curators from towns in the North of England, held in the Museums 
18th October. 

The Walton and Fazakerley Branch Library, Evcred Avenue (the gift of 
Mr. Andrew Carnegie, ll.d.), openea by Councillor Richard Caton, 
m.d., ll.d., j.p., Deputy Chairman of the Library, Museum, and 
Arts Committee, 23rd November. The Library was transferred from 
the Walton Town Hall, Rice Lane. 



LIBRARIES. 15 



CHIEF LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. 



Gentlemen, 

I respectfully submit a report of the work of the Reference and 
Lending Libraries during the year 1911. 

The attached tables of statistics shew that 2,2^), 777 volumes 
were issued over the counters in the Reference Library, Lending 
Libraries, and Reading Rooms. In addition, it is estimated that 
there has been a use eqxial to an issue of over half a million volumes 
of the books placed on open shelves in the Reference and Branch 
Reading Rooms. 

The fig'ures for the Reference Library may be regarded as normal. 
Nearly twenty-three thousand more volumes were issued than in 
1910, the smaller figures for that year being accounted for by the 
fact that the Picton Reading Boom was closed for one month for 
painting. 

The issues from the Lending Libraries shew a nett decrease as 
compared with the previous year of 25302 volumes to adults, and 
a nett increase of 0488 volumes to juveniles. The decreased issues 
to adults are neither unsatisfactory nor unexpected. To some 
extent they may be accounted for by the unusually long period of 
fine weather, the disturbed state of the city during August, and by 
the fact that two of the Libraries were closed for four months 
while their stocks were being prepared for transfer to new buildings. 
The principal reason, however, is the Committee's change of policy 
in regard to the purchase of novels. .Since the end of the year 1909 
novels have not been bought until a period of from six to twelve 
months after publication lias elapsed. The decreased issues of fiction 
during 1911 as compared with the issiies for the year 1910 amount to 
18518 volumes. In an annual issue of over nine hundred thousand 
volumes of fiction, a decrease of eighteen thousand is not a serious 



16 LIBRARIES. 

matter, but in this case it serves to shew that the Committee have 
been justified in declining to continue to cater for the comparatively 
limited number of borrowers who only want the latest and most 
sensational novels. The delay in the purchase of novels is not only 
an advantage to the Committee economically but also enables a 
careful selection to be made. 

The statistics of issues to Juveniles for home reading are 
interesting. The nett increase on the preceding year is 0488 
volumes. There were increased issues of non-fictional works 
amounting to 18255, and decreased issues of fiction to the extent 
of 11707. This result is to be mainly attributed to the great help 
given by the School Teachers to the Children in the selection of the 
hooks to be borrowed from the Libraries. 

A word of commendation is due to the Librarian and Staff at the 
Everton Branch Library for the large increase in the issues to 
children from that Library. Fifty thousand volumes were issued 
in 1911 as against 37565 volumes in 1910, and 32168 volumes in 
1909. 

In the Picton Reading Room there were eight special exhibitions 
of books on topical subjects. All were popular, while the exhibition 
of Bibles at the time of the celebration of the Tercentenary of the 
Authorized Version of the English Bible was visited by a large 
number of ehildreTi from the elementary schools. Several local 
Societies held special meetings at the Reference Library when books 
on the subjects in which their members are interested were 
exhibited. 

Catalogues. 

The preparation of catalogues for the Libraries for children in 
the new Walton and Fazakerley and Sefton Park buildings, together 
with the revision and passing through the press of the catalogue for 
the Central Lending Library, seriously interrupted the work on the 
Reference Library catalogue. Progress, however, was made with 
this important work, and there is every prospect that during 1912 
the work will be satisfactorily advanced. 



UliRAKIKB. 17 

Indexes have been made to the large collection of Liverpool 
obituary notices, and to the biographical, historical, and topo- 
graphical articles. 

The Moore MSS and Documents. 
The Collection of Moore MKK and Documents in the Reference 
Library have been calendared by Mr. John BrownbiU. There are 
1344 separate items in this collection, and all have been numbered 
and systematically arranged. 

Lancashire Deeds. 

The Calendar of the Lancashire portion of the Coleman Collection 
of deeds which was made by Mr. Brownbill in 1910, has been typed 
and an index of the names of the persons and places contained 
therein has been compiled and typed. 

New Lirrary Bxhldtxgs. 
During the year three new. buildings were completed and opened. 
The Stanley Road Reading Rooms were opened by the Right 
Honourable the Lord Mayor (Councillor S. Mason Hutchinson), on 
the 13th of June. The Sefton Park Lending Library was opened 
by the generous donor (Dr. Andrew Carnegie), on August the 3rd; 
and the Walton and Fazakerley Lending Library and Reading 
Rooms by the Vice-Chairman of the Library, Museum, and Arts 
Committee (Dr. Richard Caton), on November 33rd. The Stanley 
Road Reading Rooms are most popular, and there has been an 
average attendance of 211 per night. 

At both the Walton and Fazaherley and the Sefton Park Libraries 
the safeguarded Open Access system has been introduced and so fai 
has proved successful. The success of the latter Library amply 
demonstrates that the public of the Sefton Park district appreciate 
the increased facilities for reading that the new building affords. 
The fact that this new building is situated near to the premises in 
Lark Lane iised for many years as a Lending Library, has enabled 
nearly all the borrowers to retain their tickets, while a large number 
of new Readers have been secured, In 1911, 28")(J Readers' tickets 



18 LIBRARIES. 

were issued to adults as against 1404 in the year 15)10. A Lending 
Library for Juveniles has been provided in the new building and 
1104 tickets were issued to children between August and December. 
The new building in Evered Avenue was erected to supply the two 
districts of Walton and Fazakerley, and the site selected for it is 
half a mile distant from the premises formerly used as a Lending 
Library for Walton. It is probable that this distance between the 
two buildings has deterred a large number of the Borrowers from 
the old Library from claiming their tickets for use at the new 
Library. Some of the Borrowers have had their tickets transferred 
to the Kirkdale Branch Library, and it is hoped that those who have 
not yet responded to the appeals addressed to them may be induced 
to take up their tickets at the new building or join either the 
Kirkdale or Everton Libraries. There is every indication that the 
people of the Walton and Fazakerley districts will make full use of 
the splendidly equipped building now placed at their service. A 
Lending Library and a Reading Room for Juveniles have been 
provided, and during the month of December over GOO borrowers 
tickets were issued to children. 

The Branch Libraries and Reading Rooms. 
With the opening of the two new buildings above referred to, 
all the Branch Libraries are now housed in modern and specially 
constructed buildings. During the ensuing year it is hoped that 
the new Reading Rooms for the Old Swan and Chatsworth Street 
districts will approach completion. The question of providing a 
Lending Library and Reading Rooms for the Scotland Road district 
will remain, and when the demands of that district have been met, 
the work of the Committee so far as the building of Branch Libraries 
is concerned, will be finished until our City has extended far beyond 
its present boundaries. 

Since the year 1890 the Committee have erected ten new buildings 
for Libraries and one for Reading Rooms. The total cost has been 
£92347 j of which Dr. Carnegie has generously provided £39152. 

It is interesting to see to what extent this great expenditure 
has been appreciated by the people of Liverpool. The highest 



LIBRARIES. 19 

number of issues of books from the two Branch Libraries in Great 
Nelson Street and Upper Parliament Sheet was in 1880 when a 
total of 436415 was recorded. The issues for the past year 
amounted to 1578309 volumes. 

The increase of readers is also interesting. By deducting from 
the population returns the number of persons over 70 years of age 
and under 10, an accurate estimate can be made of the number 
of possible Readers within the City limits. In 1881 the number of 
Borrowers from the Libraries was 1 in 35 of the total possible 
Headers. In 1891 it was I in 30. In 1901 it was 1 in 20, while in 
1911 it was 1 in 11. 

Stocktaking. 
During the year the stocks of the Branch Libraries were checked 
and a report submitted to the Committee. 

Every effort is being made to improve the condition of the stocks 
in the various Libraries. Nearly eleven thousand soiled and worn- 
out volumes were withdrawn, for over seven thousand of which clean 
copies were substituted. 

A scheme was submitted and adopted by the Committee for a 
re-arrangement of the hours of the Staffs in the Lending Libraries. 
The services of the extra assistants engaged for evening work were 
discontinued, and the economy thus effected enabled the 
Committee to carry out a long desired reform of the hours of labour 
of the large number of boys employed in the Inference and Branch 
Libraries. 

The Toxteth Branch Library was painted ami decorated and 
alterations made to the newspaper stands which enable the Reading 
Room to be more effectively supervised. 

Lectures. 

The number of Free Lectures delivered during the year was 

107 (29 in the Picton Lecture Hall and 1:58 in various districts), 

a reduction of eighteen on the number delivered in 1910. The 

total attendances numbered 77910. The average attendance of 460 



2Q LIBRARIES. 

at each lecture was an increase over the average for the previous 
year The special lectures to juveniles have heen in every way 
successful. Twenty lectures were delivered, and the total attend- 
ances numbered 11286, an increase of 1113 over the returns for the 

year 1910. 

Pictox LECTrRE Hall. 

The Picton Lecture Hall was re-paintad and decorated. The 
system of ventilation, hitherto so defective, has heen successfully 

re-constructed. 

Your obedient Servant, 

GEO. T. SHAW, 

Chief Librarian. 
The Library, Museums, and 
Arts Committee. 



LIBRARIES. 



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TABLE I. 

SUMMARY OF STATISTICS OF LIBRARIES DEPARTMENT. 



Approximate estimates. 



Volumes 
issued on 
application. Volumes. Periodicals. 



Prints 
issued. 



Lecture 
Attendant]* 



Reference Library. 

Picton Reading Room : 

Volumes issued on application 207 000 

Approximate estimate of the issues of volumes 
of Reference Works and General Literature 

from open shelves 

Approximate estimate of the issues of current 
Literary, Scientific and Technical Reviews 

and Periodicals, from open shelves 

Brown Reading Room : 

Volumes issued: Prose Fiction I 43, 

" >> General Literature, from open 

shelves 

Approximate estimate of issues of current 

Periodicals, from open shelves 

Newspapers: Bound Volumes ............] 

Patents Department ' 

Hugh Frederick Hornby Art Library: 

Volumes issued 

Prints issued 



98,198 



6,686 
36,135 



Totals— Reference Library 1 392,332 

Branch Libraries. 

Volumes issued, Lending Departments 
and Reading Rooms. 

Adult. Juvenile. 



Central 

Toxteth 

Kensington ... 

West Derby... 

Wavertree ... 

Rawdon 

Kirkdale 

[Everton 

•Sefton Park... 

Qarston 

Walton 



159,044 

136,928 

132,434 

119,301 

114,781 

102,167 

90,901 

88,638 I 

86,580 

77,320 

64,137 



37,937 
68,786 
28,898 
28,618 
60,653 
70,495 
50,751 
23,093 
32,484 
4,363 



Total. 
159,044 
174,865 
201,220 
148,199 
143,399 
162,820 
161,396 
139,389 
109,673 
109,804 
68,500 



1,861,445 



Totals— Lending Departments .. 1,578,309 1 
,, Branch Reading Rooms 283,136)" 

+ Lectures (18 centres), 
ttendances — 

Picton Lecture Hall 25 7771 

District Lecture Halls ..............52,133 ,' 



Grand Totals [3 253 7 




5,473 77,910 



Isote.— The references to current newspapers and directories are not included 
Closed on April 10th and re-opened in new building, August 4th, 1911. 
t Closed on ^ June 9th and re-opened in new building, November 27th, 1911. 
+ ine number of lectures was reduced from 185 in 1910 to 167 in 1911. 



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LIBRARIES. 



TABLE II, 



Classification of volumes issued in the Reference Department. 
Picton Reading Room and Brown Reading Room : — 

Theology, Morals, Metaphysics 

Natural Philosophy, Mathematics, Physiology, &c. ... 

Natural History 

Fine and Industrial Arts (including Patents)... 53,109 | 

Specifications of Patents 36,135) 

History and Biography, &c. 

Topography and Antiquities 

Voyages and Travels, Gazetteers. Atlases 

Collected Works, Essays, &c. ... 

Jurisprudence, Law, Politics 

Commerce, Political Economy. Social Science, &c. ... 

Education and Language 

Poetry and Dramatic Literature 

Prose Fiction 

Latin and Greek Classics and Translations 

Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries, &c. 

Newspapers: Bound Volumes 



Hugh Frederick Hornby Art Library 
Volumes Issued ... 

Total 



TABLE III. 

Shewing the number and classification of volumes contained in 
the Reference Department : — 

Theology, Morals, Metaphysics 9 381 

Natural Philosophy, Mathematics, Physiology, &c 4,445 

Natural History 8 984 

Fine and Industrial Arts (including Patents) 21,709 

History and Biography, &c. 17 713 

Topography and Antiquities 8 426 

Voyages and Travels, Gazetteers, Atlases 7,466 

Miscellaneous Literature (principally Collected Works, Essays, 

Reviews, Societies' Proceedings, &c\, in volumes) 36,356 

Jurisprudence, Law, Politics 12,685 

Commerce, Political Economy, Social Science, <fcc 5,266 

Education and Language ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3 002 

Poetry and Dramatic Literature ... ... ... ... ... ... 5 292 

Prose Fiction ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5 414 

Latin and Greek Classics and Translations 1,139 

Encyclopedias and Works of General Reference... 6 173 

Hugh Frederick Hornby Art Library ... ... ... ... ... 7,860 

Total 161,311 



1911. 


1910. 


22,637 


23,405 


26,844 


26,934 


13,451 


12,354 


89,244 


93,554 


58,096 


56,464 


23,427 


21,093 


36,950 


28,451 


83,054 


61.SS4 


12,666 


17,196 


20,533 


26,272 


31,989 


27,675 


20,036 


18,984 


43,488 


35,941 


3,580 


4,291 


14,882 


12,948 


6,686 


6,611 


511.403 


474,057 


825 


1,008 


515,288 


475,065 



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LIBRARIES. 













TABLE 


V.— Shewing the number \, 




Lending Departments : Adults. 


Classification. 


Central. 


Everton 
Branch. 


Toxteth 
Branch. 


Kensington ' "Walton 
Branch. 1 Branch. 


Selton 

Park 

Branch. 


Wavertree 
Branch. 


..... , , West 
Xirkdale Derbv 

Branch. Branch. 


Garatc 1 
Brand 


Theology, Ethics 

Physics, Mathematics... 


2,480 
2,389 
1,959 
13,987 
4,561 
1,231 
2,462 
2,394 

442 
2,268 
1,164 
1,361 
1,782 
118,950 

176 
1,438 


1,523 
1,137 

886 
4,903 
1,911 

361 
1,449 
6,373 

134 
1,160 

552 
90 

784 
67,111 

130 

134 


1,726 

1,669 

1,285 

7,494 

3,722 

789 

2,394 

6,761 

185 

1,425 

918 

226 

910 

107,020 

181 

223 


1,086 
1,316 

1,194 

8,622 

2,474 

704 

2,096 

6,142 

285 

1,171 

576 

217 

946 

105,269 

136 

200 


568 

755 

757 

3,841 

1,448 

676 

1,243 

2,603 

114 

721 

568 

175 

579 

50,083 

6 


1,167 

111 

857 

6,006 

2,654 

877 

2,077 

1,412 

196 

691 

762 

516 

1,384 

67,050 

133 

21 


1,115 
1,386 

1,700 
6,643 
3,430 
1,049 
2,616 
4,946 

508 
1,220 
1,088 

129 

1,136 

87,329 

360 

126 


1,196 1 1,184 

1,154 1,240 

913 1 3fiP 


60 

87 
1,00' 

4,83' 

1 

2,H>|; 

85' 
2,18' 
4,38 

34: 


Arts: Fine, Industrial 

History, Biography 

Topography, Antiquities 


5,654 
2,434 

422 
1,435 
3,225 

220 
1,002 
1,308 

122 

1,066 

70,152 

176 

122 


9,198 
2,759 

742 
2,273 
5,263 

262 
1,153 
1,138 

343 

1,252 

90,831 

250 
50 


M'cellaneous Literature 




i! 

91; 


Education, Language. 1 
Foreign Literature ( 


78lj 
41V 
71: 




57,01 

18<! 


Classics: Latin, Greek 




i 


Totals 


159,044 


88,638 


136,928 


132,434 


I 

64,137 


§ 
86,580 


114,781 


90,901 


119,301 


77,32 



J Closed on April 10th and re-opened in new building, August 4th, 1911. 
Closed on June 9th and re-opcned in new building, November 27th, 1911. 

TABLE VI.— Shewing the number 





Central. 


Everton 
Branch 


Toxteth 
Branch. 


Kensington 
Branch. 


Waltorj 
Branch 


New Tickets issued during 
1911— 

Adult 


2,934 
429 


1,076 
90 

951 


1,929 
156 
962 


1,747 

114 

1,668 


1,706 




199 




614 ' 








3,363 


2,117 


3,047 


3,529 


2,519' 
i 


Tickets now in use, 31st 
December, 1911 — 

Adult 


5,777 
867 


2,253 

181 

1,933 


3,900 

324 

1,781 


3,540 

227 

2,972 


3,430| 




328, 




614 








6,644 


4,367 


6,005 


6,739 


4,372 

| 



LIBRARIES. 



25 



rolumes issued for Home Reading. 



846 13,589 
838 13,839 
829 12,749 
92 *76,577 
231 29,724 
16 8,324 
)45 i 22,277 
43,054 
2,889 
12,724 
9,895 
3,805 



68 
100 
198 
133 

!07 



(63 
49 
30 
37 



11,415 

905,261 

1,758 

2,351 



L67 1,172,231 



Lending Departments : Children. 



229 
244 
1,785 
1,899 
4,360 
13 
2,151 
2,884 

11 



821 
36,354 



50,751 



154 
873 
967 

1,867 

61 

990 

1,651 

49 
24 



127 

31,086 



37,937 



300 

146 

2,480 

2,224 

3,322 

1,872 
3,575 



870 
53,997 



68,786 



Walton park 
Branch. Branoh 



30 

8 

155 

214 

491 

18 
186 



80 
3,163 

1 



4,363 



178 

260 

359 

1,153 

1,633 

1,238 
93 



536 
17,643 



23,093 



103 

299 

1,016 

1,255 

2,348 

1,372 
2,160 



282 
19,783 



28,618 



491 

421 

1,889 

2,856 

6,390 

2,707 
2,468 



969 
52,304 



70,495 



West 
Derby 
Branch. 



63 

82 

567 

1,358 

1,337 

1,569 
2,186 



198 

214 

770 

1,397 

1,788 

1,547 
2,408 



194 

21,542 



28,898 



490 
23,672 



32,484 



210 
130 
1,732 
2,268 
4,919 
4,933 
1,418 
403 

123 
128 



497 

43,888 
4 



60,653 



1,890 
1,958 
11,626 
15,591 
28,455 
5,025 
15,050 
17,836 

186 

158 



4,866 
303,432 
5 



406,078 



Total 
Ibbucs 



15,479 
15,797 
24,375 
92,168 
58,179 
13,349 
37,327 
62,890 

2,889 
12,910 
10,053 

3,803 

16,281 

1,208,693 

1,763 

2,331 

1,578,309 



* Of this total 35,642 were volumes of Music, 
f Includes 10,032 vols, issued from Lending Libraries Dep6t. 

owers from Lending Libraries. 



209 

44 

104 



t 57 



1,647 
171 
570 



2,388 



1,207 

112 

1,269 



2,588 



1,765 
216 
581 



2,562 



1,113 
181 
429 



1,723 



1,007 

75 

773 



1,855 



18,440 
2,287 
8,921 



29,648 





09 
48 
D4 


3,168 

338 

1,044 


2,245 

211 

2,982 


3,330 

428 

1,119 


1,674 
297 
844 


3,189 

261 

2,438 


36,015 

4,210 

16,831 




51 


4,550 


5,438 


4,877 


2,815 


5,888 


37,056 



















'26 






LIBRARIES. 

TABLE VII— She 


wing the number c ; 




Adult Rooms. 


Classification. 


I 

Everton Toxteth 
Branch Branch 


Kensing- 
ton 
Branch 


wait ° n w t rir 

Branch ; Branch 


Kirkrlale 
Branch 


West 
Derby 
Branch 


Garston Rawdon r '' rde ' 

Branch 1 Branch D bt ee J 

rsraneii 




512 
778 
407 
1,465 
744 
149 
491 
683 

49 

426 

370 

283 

6,283 

70 


492 
471 
272 

1,687 
566 
187 
391 

2,382 

45 

380 

228 

241 

7,698 
99 


675 
2,114 
3,742 
5,515 
5,084 

491 
1,309 
3,785 

172 
1,122 

485 

1,150 

17,905 

85 


106 382 
196 775 
109 899 
552 2,687 
159 ] 1,578 

87 542 
146 1,372 
346 2,472 

30 274 


228 
515 
370 

1,331 
490 
137 
491 

1,932 

90 

287 

470 

273 

7,707 
68 


327 
564 
489 

2,021 
427 
192 
304 

1,042 
92 

1,358 
369 
315 

2.414 
72 


302 

491 
620 
1,230 
749 
563 
768 


69 — 
247 2 
147 30 
584 49 
177 107 

70 113 
230 604 


Physics, Mathematics ... 


Arts : Fine, Industrial 

History, Biography 

Topography, Antiquities 


Miscellaneous Literature 


969 
159 


126 948' 
58 2 




118 
109 
101 


979 
995 
490 


546 200 9 

439 246 36 

486 127 69 

1,053 1,507 4571 


Education, Language ... 




1,155 1,763 
— 177 


Classics : Latin, Greek 


03 — 3 


Totals 


12,710 


15,139 


43,634 


*3,214 


15,385 


14,449 


9,986 \ 8,438 3,788 2,429 



* Opened Nov. 27th 1911. 



TABLE VIII— EVENING' 



Reading Rooms. 



Chatsworth Street (Council Schools) 303 night : 

Stanley Road 302 „ 

Dryden Street 303 „ I 

Totals.^ 













LIBRARIES. 










27 


lumes issued in Reading 


Rooms 












Children's Rooms. 


Grand 
Total 


o^P Total. ='•«*,» 
inch Branch 


Toxtelr 
Branch 


Kensing 

ton 
Brancli 


; Walton w £«'- Krkdale 
Branch Branch Branoh 


West „ , 
Derby Garston 
Branch | Branch 


Total 


96 


3,189 120 


33 


99 


8 418 


131 


111 


468 j 1,388 


4,577 


2 


6,155 


43 


73 


792 


17 


322 


271 


121 


430 


2,069 


8,224 


24 


7,109 


301 


720 


2,711 


59 


1,327 


1,647 


856 


890 


8,511 


15,620 


52 


17,173 


829 


459 


1,691 


105 


1,928 


402 


907 


1,894 


8,215 


25,388 


>64 


10,745 


1,468 


706 


3,619 


275 


3,374 


2,530 


1,445 


9,955 


23,372 


34,117 


72 


2,703 


20 


35 


92 


229 


— 


— 


— 


— 


376 


3,079 


,li(i 


6,672 


545 


710 


476 


88 


1,377 


357 


619 


6,165 


10,337 


17,009 


i.52 


15,337 


2,709 


5,678 


374 


17 


2,898 


15,760 


4,795 


4,265 


36,496 


51,883 


48 


1,019 


5 


— 


— 


5 


— 


— 


— 


— 


10 


1,029 


35 


5,460 


14 


3 


— 


5 


— 


— 


— 


— 


22 


5,482 


:,ii 


3,797 


2 


9 


— 


10 


— 


— j 


— 


— 


21 j 3,818 


90 


3,725 


43 


367 


415 


43 


312 


417 


384 


1,487 


3,468 7,193 


■ 


50,180 


9,796 


5,518 


5,389 


1,487 


1,986 


10,430 


7,949 


12,388 


54,943 105,123 


" 


637 


— 


7 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


7 644 






















12!) 


133,901 


15,895 


14,318 


15,658 , 


*2,348 


13,942 


31,945 17,187 i 37,942 149,235 283,136 

i 



Opened Nov. 27th 1911. 



Iding rooms. 



■nee. 


Average 
per Night. 


Attend- 
ance. 


Average 

per Night. 


4,498 
3,904 

.412 


81 

211 

70 


26,243 
66,791 
22,763 


86 

222 

75 


1D.814 


— 


115,797 


- 



LIBRARIES. 

TABLE IX —Shewing classification of Borrowers. 



Everton Toxteth Kensing 
Branch. Branch., ton 
Branch 



Architects, Builders 

Artists, Draughtsmen ... 
Bakers,Butchers,Groccrs 
Boilermakers, Riveters 
Bookbinders, Printers... 

Bookkeepers, Clerks i 1 

Boot and Shoe Makers j 

Box Makers 

Brass, Iron, &c. Founders 
Bricklayers, Slaterers ... 

Cabinet Makers 

Carpenters, Joiners 

Chemists, Druggists 

Clergymen, Doctors, &c. 

Coach Builders 

Cooks and Waiters 

Customs Officers, Police 
Domestic Servants .... 

Dressmakers, Milliners 

Engineers, Machinists 

Farmers. Gardeners.... 

Firemen 

Hairdressers 

Ironmongers 

Labourers 

Licensed Victuallers, &c. 

Mariners 

Merchants, Brokers 

Messengers, Office Boys 

Music Teachers 

Musicians 

Nurses 

Painters, Plumbers 

Pattern Makers, Turners 

Pawnbrokers 

Schoolmasters, Teachers 

Shipwrights and Riggers 

Smiths 

Students 

Tailors and Drapers .. 

Telegraphists, Typists 

Tobacconists 

Warehousemen, 

Storekeepers 

Watchmakers, Opticians 

Miscellaneous 

No occupation 

(principally females)... 

Second Ticket Holders 

Children 



Walton Selton Waver- 
Branch. ' Park tree 

Branch. Branch 



37 
39 
62 

3 

137 

,811 

16 

11 

7 

9 

28 

22 

51 

37 

6 

63 

63 

23 

90 

133 

10 

5 

21 

3 

109 

18 

8 

33 

193 

13 

24 

41 

46 

3 

6 

243 

21 

6 

198 

201 

149 

7 

101 

42 

376 

1,252 

867 



67 

7 

40 

273 

13 

14 

20 

19 

9 

37 

9 

4 



H 
73 
24 
27 
5 

30 



12 

18 
86 

7 

22 

447 

20 

5 
11 

6 
11 
46 
36 

6 



9 

197 

33 

66 



36 



3 


4 1 


18 


17 


35 


67 


18 


57 


33 


54 


61 


113 


— 


1 ; 


4 


8 


18 


14 


1 


7 


102 


98 


7 


10 


6 


22 


21 


14 


138 


119 


6 


9 


6 


4 


2 


13 ! 


47 


48 


7 


6 


11 


8 


110 


148 


12 


13 



85 , 220 



9 
21 
72 
6 
58 
503 I 
10 

l\ 

15 
33 
44 
20 
14 
6 
50 
78 
24 
60 
106 

4 | 
15 

8 I 
92 1 

17 

13 

26 

99 

15 

25 

15 

65 

2 

11 

150 

4 

14 

81 

68 

62 

14 

51 
22 

71 



3 

2 

33 

3 

482 
1 



48 

11 

23 

1 

4 

20 

20 

60 

85 

6 

4 

2 

1 

7 

1 

6 

9 

32 

6 

13 

13 

18 



252 

5 

1 

296 

15 

66 

5 

16 



14 
11 
56 

3 

11 

448 

3 

6 

2 

2 
24 
23 
34 

4 
26 I 
84 I 
SO 
70 
82 
13 

1 

5 

2 

7 

14 

16 

64 

7 

4 

29 

15 

2 

8 

252 

6 

10 

296 

16 

89 

1 

34 



12 
8 

46 
1 

15 

342 

7 

6 

10 

11 

33 

12 

9 

6 

5 

26 

17 

14 

27 

12 

3 

3 

5 

12 

4 

7 

11 

59 



437 156 



17 

5 

5 

102 

2 

8 

681 

14 

32 

4 

16 

4 

224 



799 ' 1,737 , 1,454 1,404 1,471 1,313 

181 324 227 328 748 j 338 

1,933 1,781 I 2,972' 614 | 1,104 | 1,044 



West 
Derby 
Branch. 



4 

3 

48 

18 

28 

318 

9 ! 

18 

9 j 

9 

10 

39 

12 

9 

6 

11 

41 

29 

41 

100 

5 

4 

8 

9 

49 

11 

13 

10 

113 

6 

5 

8 

17 

14 

3 

122 

14 

13 

77 

30 

35 



37 
2 

128 



Totals. J 6,644 4,367 6,005 6.739 ! 4,372 5,361 1 4,550 5,438 1 4,877 2,815 5,888 1 57J 



17 

10 

43 

5 

13 

447 

3 

3 

7 

3 

8 

19 

11 

19 

7 

18 

63 

25 

36 

72 

14 

1 

4 

13 
4 

10 
30 



15 
3 

41 



742 1,789 

211 j 428 
2,982 I 1 119 



13 

43 

33 

3 

191 

5 

2 

5 

4 

1 

19 

9 

37 

1 

6 

24 

35 

27 

123 

31 

15 

5 

5 

33 

4 

13 

23 

15 



15 


6 


13 


11 


29 


24 


4 


19 


3 


4 


186 


36 


— 


23 


6 


5 


197 


20 


14 


12 


58 


25 


6 


2 











ranch. 


Total 


5 


124 


15 


148 


61 


617 



12 


29 


25 


51 


2 


7 


11 


19 


3 


1 


76 


259 


656 


1,478 | 


297 


261 


844 


2,438 1 


,815 


5,888 1 



LIBRARIES. 



29 



FREE LECTURES. 



During the year 167 Free Lectures were delivered, the total 
attendance heing 77,910. Twenty of the Lectures were specially 
for children. Twenty- nine Lectures were given in the Picton Lecture 
Hall, the remainder in the following district halls, i.e. — 

(1) Scotland Road (St. Martin's Hall); (2) Kirkdale (Branch Library, Brock 
Street) ; (3) Walton (Corporation Baths, Queen's Drive) ; (4) Aintree (Aintree 
Institute, Longmoor Lane) ; (5) Everton (Branch Library) ; (6) Netherfield (St. 
Ambrose Mission Hall, Prince Edwin Street) ; (7) Anfield (Council Schools, Anfield 
Road) ; (S) West Derby (Council Schools, Lister Drive; ; (9) Knotty Ash (Village 
Hall, Prescot Road); (10) Kensington (Lundie Memorial Hall, Beech Street) ; 
(11) Wavertree (Town Hall) ; (12) Sefton Park (Gregson Institute, Garmoyle 
Road) ; (13) Edge Hill (Balfour Institute, Smithdown Road) ; (14) Garston 
(Corporation Baths ) ; (15) Aigburth Vale (Girls' Secondary School) ; (16) Aigburth 
(Parish Hall, Dundonald Road) ; (17) St. Michael's (St. Michael's Church Room, 
Belgrave Road) ; (18) Toxteth (David Lewis Club, Great George Place). 



LECTURERS AND SUBJECTS. 

(Excepting where otherwise stated, the Lectures were illustrated by 

Lantern Views.) 



Lecturer. 


Subject. 


Halls. 




" There is no wealth but 
life : a Ruskin recital." 

"The land of the Trouba- 
dours : the romantic 
cities, lore and legend of 
Provence." 

" Ancient and modern 
methods of ironmaking." 

" King Alfred's Land (Wells, 
Glastonbury, etc.) " 

" Caravan and camera : a 
gypsy holiday in the 
land of the Lancashire 
witches." 

" Beautiful Austria : a tour 
through Tyrol." 






West Derby — Kirkdale 
— Picton — Anfield — 
David Lewis Club. 

Picton — Gregson Institute, 
Sefton Park— Walton- 
David Lewis Club. 

Kirkdale— Anfield. 


Atkins, E. A., a.m.i.m.e 




Aigburth — Anfield — 
Picton. 

St. Martin's Hall. 





30 



LIBRARIES. 



Lecturer. 



Subject. 



Halls 



Blake, A. H., m.a. 



Brown, H. Gregorius, 

F.R.H.S. 



Brown. Samuel E., m.a., 

B.SC. 



Buckeridge, C. H. 



Budden, Charles W., m.d. 



Cairns, \V. Murray, m.b. 



Caton, Councillor Richard, 

M.D., J. P. 



Clarke, Edgar 

Coop, Rev. J. 0., m.a. ... 



Corke, H. Essenhigh, 

F.R.P.S. 

Costain. Rev. A. J.. M.A. 



Dibdin. E. Rimbault, Curator 
Walker Art Gallery. 



Dunlop, G. A. 



Dunning, A. H., f.r.g.s., 
f.r.p.s. 



1 London, picturesque and 

historical."' 
' The romance of the 

London streets by day 

and night." 

' A journey in the Balkan 

countries." 
' On tramp in Austria." 

' Nature's sculptors and 
how they form earth's 

features." 

1 New Zealand : its scenery, 
products, and agricul- 
tural pursuits." 

' Down the Thames in a 

camping boat." 
• With a camera in the 

Scottish Highlands." 

1 Japan and the Japanese." 
' Siime phases of Japanese 
life and character." 

The monasteries of Mount 
Athos." 

' Dickens' ' Christmas 
Carol ' : a recital." 

' 1812 : the Moscow Cam- 
paign." 
' The fortresses of Ger- 



; One hundred English wild 
flowers." 

; Oxford : City and Uni- 
versity life." 

' An artistic tour in 

Holland." 
Art on the hoardings." 
Painters as story-tellers." 



Picton — Kirkdale. 
Anfield. 

Aintree. 

Everton — St. Martin's Hall. 

Lister Drive, West Derby. 

Picton. 

Aintree. 

St. Ambrose Mission Hall. 



St. Martin's Hall. 
Picton. 



Picton. 
Wavertree. 

Aintree. 

Gregson Institute, Sefton 
Park. 

St. Michael's — Kensington. 
Picton — Garston — Aintree. 

Picton. 

Knotty Ash — Anfield. 
Garston. 



Spiders and their ways." St. Michael's 



Among the savages of New Picton — Walton — Balfour 
Guinea." Institute, Smithdown 

Road — David Lewis 
Club. 



LIBRARIES. 



31 



Lecturer. 



Subject. 



Halls. 



Ellis. John W., M.B., f.e.s. 



Gladstone, Robert, Jan., 

B.C.L., M.A. 



Green, C. Theodore, m.r.c.s. 

L.R.C.P., F.L.S. 

Grensted, Canon F. F., M.A. 



Holland, C. Thurstan, 

M.R.C.S., F.R.P.S. 

Hoult, James 



Jenkins, J. Travis, D.se. 

PH.D. 

Johnston, Rev. James, 

F.R.H.S. 



Joaes, Lewis 

Kennedy, John, f.r.g.s. 
Lane, C. Grant 



Lund, Rev. T. W. M., m.a. . 
McCullagh, Rev. H. H., b.a. 



Mackay, Robert 



Days in Merrie Sherwood ; Anfield — Knotty Ash- 
with glimpses of Ivanhoe Kirkdale. 

Land." 



Our National Records: 
what they are and how 
they have been treated." 



Picton. 



The fascination of the Picton. 
wilderness." 



The Roman Wall : how 
the Romans held Eng- 
land." 
; Voyagers to the Isle of 
Man a thousand jears 
ago, and the relics they 
have left." 

Wanderings in Switzer- 
land." 

'The Hundred of West 
Derby : historical, topo- 
graphical, antiquarian, 
and anecdotal." 
Village life in Bengal." 

; Mexico, the land of 
romance and beauty." 

; The birds of Hilbre 
Island." 

Finland, the country and 
the people." 

; Wild Australia : adven- 
tures in the Bush." 



; The lagoons of Venice." 

; Handel and his music," 
with musical illustra- 
tions. 

' Johann Sebastian Bach," 
with musical illustra- 
tions. 

Some chronicles of an 
ancient kingdom : 
rambles with a camera 
'twist the Wharfe and 
the Aire." 



Kirkdale — Picton — 
St. Michael's. 

Picton — Lister Drive, West 
Derby. 



Aintree. 

Kensington — Knott}- Ash. 



Kensington — Aigburth — 
Knotty Ash. 

St. Martin's Hall. 



Aintree — Knotty Ash. 

St. Martin's Hall— Everton. 



Gregson Institute, Sefton 
Park — Picton — David 
Lewis Club — Walton. 

Kensington. 

Kensington — Aigburth — 
Garston — Picton. 

Picton — David Lewis Club 



Kensington — Wavertree. 



32 



LIBRARIES. 



Lecturer. 



Subject. 



Halls. 



MacVeagh, Jeremiah, m.p. 
Marchant, Professor E. W., 

D.SC, M.I.E.E. 

Martin-Duncan, F., f.r.p.S. 



Moir, James, b.sc. 



Moore, Miss Marjorie 



Nicholas, Rev. T. F., M.A. 

F.R.G.S. 



Noble, William H. 



Northcote, Henry F. 
O'Mahony, Michael , 



Parkinson, Rev. George A. 



Pavne, Rev. G. A. 



Raymond, Walter 



Saxby,Fred W. 



Shaw, George T., Chief 
Librarian, Liverpool 
Public Libraries. 



Parliamentary life and 
humour." 

Electric lamps and electric 
lighting," with experi- 
ments. 

In Neptune's kingdom ; 
or, the wonders of life in 
the sea." 

The beauties of dust." 
Colour and colour photo- 
graphy." 

Our National songs," 
with vocal illustra- 
tions by Lecturer. 

Paris, Versailles, St. Cloud 
etc." 



; The glories of Sunny 

Spain." 
: Lord Nelson and his great 

naval achievements." 

; Electric and light-pro- 
ducing fishes." 

L Samuel Lover," with 

musical illustrations. 
Songs and their kindred," 
with musical illustra- 
tions. 
The Channel Islands : 
their customs, beauties, 
etc." 

■ Garibaldi ; or, stirring 
times in Italian history." 

; The Cranford Country : 
Knutsford and Mrs. 
Gaskell." 

; Character, custom, and 
dialect." 



In crystal wonderland." 
The makers of Liverpool." 



Public Libraries and 
their work." 



Kirkdale — St. Martin's Hall. 
— Wavertree — Picton. 



Picton. 



David Lewis Club — ■ 
Gregson Institute, 
Sefton Park — Garston. 

Wavertree. 

Gregson Institute, Sefton 
Park — Picton. 

Aigburth — Gregson Inst., 
Sefton Park — Picton — 
Garston. 

Aintree — Lister Drive, 
West Derby — 
Wavertree. 

Kirkdale. 

Walton. 



Lister Drive, West Derby. 

Picton. 
Knottj- Ash. 

St. Martin's Hall. 



Wavertree — Kensington — 
Picton. 

Picton — St. Michael's. 



Garston — Gregson Inst., 
Sefton Park — Aigburth 
— Picton. 

Knotty Ash. 

Garston — Lister Drive, 
West Derby — Picton — 
Balfour Institute, 
Smithdown Road. 

Walton — Aigburth . 



LIBRARIES. 



33 



Lecturer. 



Subject. 



Halls. 



Thompson, George E. 

F.R.P.S. 



Tillemont-Thomason, F. E. 

C.E., F.FH.S., F.R.G.S. 



Walshe, Rev. T. J 



Wells, Samuel, f.r.g.s., 

F.R.A.I. 



Wethered, Councillor W. P. 



Workman, Albert E. 



Wright, Rev. Cecil H. 



Yardley, Walker R., l.c.p. 



Young. Ernest 



Young, Harold E. 



Life in Tripoli." 

Portugal and the Portu- 
guese." 
Six hundred miles up the 

Nile." 



Marvellous and mira- 
culous earth move- 
ments." 



; Florence and its 
memories." 



The land of the Vendetta : 

Corsica." 
Where three empires 

meet : Poland." 



Lake Vyrnwy, Rivington, 
and the waterworks of 
the Liverpool Corpora- 
tion." 



' The life and works of 
Giuseppe Verdi," with 
musical illustrations. 

1 Opera : its origin and 
development," with 

musical illustrations. 

: Jamaica, the Queen of the 
Antilles." 



Shakespeare, the greatest Picton. 
Englishman." 



Kensington. 

St. Ambrose Mission Hall. 

St. Ambrose Mission Hall. 



Picton — Walton — Anfield- 
Kirkdale. 



Picton — Gregson Institute, 
Sefton Park. 



Wavertree — Lister Drive, 

West Derby. 
Walton — David Lewis 

Club. 



Aigburth. 



St. Ambrose Mission Hall. 



St. Martin's Hall- 
Wavertree. 



Anfield. 



West Country folk songs," 
with musical illustra- 
tions. 



Aintree — Lister Drive, 
West Derby — Knotty 
Ash — Balfour Institute, 
Smithdown Road — 
David Lewis Club. 



; John Chinaman : an 
account of a journey in 
Southern China." 
Rambles and scrambles on Walton, 
the Pacific Slope and in 
the Yellowstone Regions 
of the Far West." 



Balfour Institute, 
Smithdown Road. 



34 



LIBRARIES. 



Lecturer. 



Subject. 



Bullen, Frank T., f.r.g.s. ... 



Cairns, W. Murray, m.b. ... 



Coop, Rev. J. 0., m.a. 



Crowther, Henry, f.r.m.s. 



Green, C. Theodore, M.B.C.S. 

L.R.C.P., F.L.S. 

Hamilton, Rev. James, m.a. 
Harris, Rev. Charles, m.a. . 



Jones, Lewis 



Lund, Rev. T. W. M., m.a. 



Wright, Rev. Cecil H. 



Halls. 



ECTURES TO CHILDREN. 



" The people in the deep 
sea." 



Little folk of Far Eastern 
Lands." 

Little pigtails and small 
kimonos ; or, the 
' Happy new year ' in 
China and Japan." 



The Conquest of the 

Soudan." 
Heroes of the British 

Navy." 



Heroes of the Norsemen." 
King Arthur and the 
Knights of the Round 
Table : an introduction 
to the age of English 
chivalry." 



Country rambles with the 
Children." 



" Bonnie Prince Charlie.' 



England in the days of 
old." 



The story of Hilbre Island 
birds." 



The country of William 
Tell : peeps into Swiss 
life." 



The Land of Lyonesse ; 
or, stories of King 
Arthur in Cornwall." 



Garston — Anfield — Lister 
Drive, West Derby. 

Aintree — Wavertree. 

Gregson Institute, Sefton 
Park. 



Anfield — Garston. 

St. Ambrose Mission Hall. 



Kensington — Aintree. 
St. Martin's Hall — Lister 
Drive, West Derby. 



Gregson Institute. Sefton 
Park. 



Kirkdale. 



Wavertree. 



St. Martin's Hall. 



St. Ambrose Mission Hall. 



Kensington — Kirkdale. 






LIBRARIES. 35 

DONATIONS. 
F. C. Beazley, F.S.A. : — 

Froissart's Modern Chronicles, 190-J-G, told and pictured by 
Sir F. Carruthers Gould. (Edition de luxe on vellum paper.) 

The late Professor Sir Hubert W. Boyce, M.B., F.R.S. : — 
Yellow fever and its prevention : a manual for medical 
students and practitioners, by Sir Hubert Boyce, M.B., 
F.R.S. 

The Trustees of the British Museum : — 

Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalsense, v. 10 (Text and 
Plates); Flora of Jamaica, v. 1; List of books forming the 
library of the Pending Room, 4th ed. revised, 2 v. ; Coins of 
the Roman Republic, by H. A. Grueber, 3 v. ; Handbook to 
the ethnographical collections ; Catalogue of romances in 
the Dept. of MSS., by J. A. Herbert, B.A., v. 3; Catalogue 
of engraved British portraits, by F. O'Donoghue, F.S.A. , 
v. 2; Catalogue of the Greek coins of Phoenicia, by G. F. 
Hill, M.A. ; Monograph of the British lichens, by Annie L. 
Smith, pt. 2; Students' index to the collection of minerals, 
24th ed.; Handbook of the tsetse-flies, by E. E. Austen; 
Catalogue of the freshwater fishes of Africa, by G. A. 
Boulenger, F.R.S., v. 2. 

Andrew Carnegie, LL.D.: — 

Life of Harry Watts, sixty years sailor and diver, by 
Alfred Spencer. 1911. 

The Rt. Hon. the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, K.T., 
F.R.S.: — 

Bibliography of the writings, genera] special and periodical, 
forming the literature of philately. 1911. 

Sir A. W. W. Dale, M.A., LL.D., Vice-Chancellor, Liverpool 
University : — 

Warren's Book, edited bv A. W. W. Dale, M.A., LL.D. 1911. 



36 LIBRARIES. 

William B. Dickenson: — 

The Book of Martyrs; or, the acts and monuments of the 
Christian Church, by the Rev. John Fox, A.M. Revised 
and improved by the Rev. John Malham ; embellished with 
engravings. 1811. 

E. Gordon Duff, M.A. : — 

The printers, stationers, and bookbinders of York up to 1600, 
by E. Gordon Duff; English fifteenth century broadsides, 
by E. Gordon Duff; and various bibliographical pamphlets. 

Mrs. Eorlong : — 

Faiths of man : a cyclopaedia of religions, by Major-General 
J. G. R. Forlong,M.R.A.8., F.R.G.S. 3 v. 1906. 

Councillor F. J. Harford, J.P. : — 

Potted golf, by Harry Fulford. 1910. 

Miss Mary L. Hornby: — 

Books for the Blind in Braille type, 62 v. 

Trustees of the John Rylands Library, Manchester : — 

Catalogue of the Greek Papyri, ed. by Arthur S. Hunt, 
D.Litt., v. 1, 1911. John Rylands' Facsimiles: No 1, 
Propositio Johannis Russell, printed by William Caxton, 
circa A.D. 1476; No. 2, A booke in Englysh metre of the 
Marchaunt man called "Dives Pragmaticus," 1563; 
No. 3, A litil boke the whiche traytied and reherced many 
gode thinges necessaries for the Pestilence, made by the 
Bisshop of Arusiens, London, 1485. 

The Rt. Hon. the Secretary of State for India: — 

District Gazetteer of India, 23 v. ; Report of the Chief Inspector 
of Mines in India, 1910. 

Fried. Krupp, A.G. (per Felix Schumm) : — 

Krupp's Steel Works, by Friedrich C. G. Miiller. 1898. 






libraries. 37 

Messrs. Morrison and Sons, Wavertree : 

Photographs showing the progress of construction of the 
Liverpool Cathedral. 

R. D. Radcliffe, M.A., F.S.A. : — 

Notes on Stanley and neighbourhood, in the township of West 
Derby and County Palatine of Lancaster, compiled by 
R. D. Radcliffe, M.A. 1910. Special copy, interspersed 
with photographs, &c. 

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, U.S.A.: 

Report of the United States National Museum, 1909-10; 
Harriman Alaska Expedition, 9 v. ; and 22 other Reports, 
Bulletins, &c. 

South American Missionary Society (per H. W. Rowe) :*— 

An unknown people in an unknown land : an account of the 
life and customs of the Lengua Indians of the Paraguayan 
Chaco, with adventures and experiences met with during 
twenty years' pioneering and exploration amongst them, by 
W. Barbrooke Grubb. 1911. 

The late Richard Steel, J. P. : — 

Imitation: the mimetic function in human nature and in 
nature, by Richard Steel. 1910. 

Ronald Stewart-Brown, M.A., F.S.A. : 

History of the Manor and Township of Allerton, in the County 
of Lancaster, by Ronald Stewart-Brown, M.A. ; Maps and 
plans of Liverpool and District by the Eyes family of 
surveyors, by Ronald Stewart-Brown, M.A. ; Photograph of 
Eyes' Plan of Allerton in 1568. 

United States Government : — 

Administrative reports, 1910, 2 v. ; Report of the Commissioner 
of Education, 1910, 2 v.; Special report of the Bureau of 
the Census, 1 v. ; and 419 other Reports, Bulletins, 
Circulars, &c. 



38 



LIBRARIES. 



Clement J. Wilkinson: — 

James John Garth Wilkinson : a memoir of his life, with a 
selection from his letters, by Clement John Wilkinson. 1911. 

Annual Beports have been received from various learned societies 
and other institutions; also Annual Official Publications of 
the British Colonial Governments, per the Agents-General. 



Other Books, Pamphlets, etc. 
the following : — 



have been presented by 



Aberdeen University. 
I. William Adams. 
T. G. Adie & Co. 
American Museum of 

Natural History. 
Animals' Friend Society. 
Anti-Socialist Press. 
Architects' Benevolent 

Society. 
Rev. H. Armstrong, M.A. 
John S. Arthur. 
Australian Museum, Svdnev. 
C. E. Baker. 

Baptist Missionary Society. 
Dr. H. C. Bartlett, M.A. 
Bennett & Co. 
Thomas H. Bickerton, m.d., 

j.p. 
Birkenhead Corporation 

Ferries. 
Birkenhead Literary and 

Scientific Society. 
Birmingham University. 
W. R. Blair. 
Board of Trade, Labour 

Department. 
Boult, Son, & Maple. 
British Association; 
British G uiana Permanent 

Exhibitions Committee. 
British Medical Association. 
British South Africa Co. 
British Union for the Aboli- 
tion of Vivisection. 
R. J. Broadbent. 
T. B. Browne & Co. 
T. N. Brnshfield, m.d.. f.s.a. 
Buenos Aires National 

Museum. 
Government Printing Office, 

Burma. 
\V. H. Butler, M.A., J.r. 
Miss Isabella Cakler. 
Syndics of Cambridge 

University Press. 



Geological Survey of Canada. 

Carnegie Foundation for the 
Advancement of Teaching. 

Catholic Publishing Co., 
Liverpool. 

Central Association of 
Accountants. 

Howard M. Chapin. 

Chartered Institute of 
Secretaries. 

Chicago Board of Trade. 

Department of Public 
Works, Chicago. 

A. A. R. Chinnappa. f.r.S.L. 

Church Emigration Society. 

Cincinnati Chamber of 
Commerce. 

Cincinnati Museum Associa- 
tion. 

Cobden Club. 

Columbia University. 

Compendium Publishing Co. 

Congo Reform Association. 

Thomas Cook & Sons. 

Co-operative Union, Man- 
chester. 

E. T. Cope & Co. 

Cornell University, Ithaca, 
New York. 

C. C. Cottcrill. 

Rev. J. Bell Cox, M. \. 

Crane & Co. 

Cripplegate Institute. 

A. A. Dallman, f.c.s. 

Edward Deacon. 

Dublin University. 

Mrs. L. B. Dudley. 

E. Gordon Duff, M.A. 

Durham University. 

H. Norman Edge. 

Edinburgh University. 

Heiman J. Elkin. 

Emigrants' Information 
Office. 

Free Trade Union. 



James B. Gaskell, j.p. 

Glasgow and West of Scot- 
land Technical College. 

Thomas A. Glenn. 

R. F. Gould. 

G. Grazebrook, f.s.a. 

Royal Observatory, Green- 
wich. 

J. & \Y. Griffin. 

Hampton Scholastic 
Directory Co. 

C. R. Hand. 

Museum of Comparative 
Anatomy. Harvard 
University. 

Borough Meteor* ilogist, 
Hastings. 

J. Hazelhurst. 

Arthur E. Haynes. 

Heat on' s Agency, Toronto. 

Professor \Y. A. Herdman, 
n.sc F.R.S. 

Walter Hill. 

J. Hope. 

•James Hoult. 

M. A. Hughon & Co. 

Humanitarian League. 

James Hutt, M.A. 

Ice and Cold Storage Pub- 
lishing Co. 

Special Tax Commission, 
Illinois. U.S.A. 

Illinois State Historical 
Library. 

Illinois University. 

Imperial Tariff Committee. 

Incorporated Council of Law 
Reporting of England and 
Wales. 
! Incorporated National Lend- 
ing Library for the Blind. 

National University of 
Ireland. 

Infants' Hospital, London. 

Charles F. Inston, f.r.p.s. 



LIBRARIES. 



39 



International Cable Direc- 
tory Co. 
Charles Janet. 
College of Science, Tokyo, 

Japan. 
Hugh R. Jones, m.d. 
Sydney A. Kelly. 
Kyoto Imperial University, 

Japan. 
A. Lamb. 
Lancashire and Cheshire 

Entomological Society. 
Medical Officer of Health of 

Lancashire. 
Charles and Edwin Layton. 
Leicester Literary and 

Philosophical Society. 
Corporation of Lincoln. 
Mr. and Mrs. Littlewood. 
Lloyd's Publishing Co. 
R. Cyril Lockett. 
City and Guilds of London 

Institute. 
Society of Antiquaries of 

London. 
London College of Divinity. 
London College of Music. 
London Directory Co. 
London : University College. 
Town Clerk, London. 
Louisiana State Museum. 
William Macdonald & Co. 
Macmillan & Co. 
Manchester Microscopical 

Society. 
Manchester Museum, Owen's 

College. 
Manchester Statistical 

Society. 
Manchester Unity of Odd- 
fellows. 
R. Sydney Marsden, D.sc. 
Massachusetts General 

Hospital. 
Mather & Crowther. 
Meanv Printing Co., New 

York. 
Institute of Mechanical 

Engineers. 
Mercantile Marine Service 

Association. 
Merchant Venturers' Tech- 
nical College, Bristol. 
Mersey Conservancy 

(Admiral Sir G. S. Nares). 
Kersey Docks and Harbour 

Board. 
Meteorological Council. 
Bureau of International 

Exchanges, Montevideo. 
T. Moody & Co. 



Morel Testimonial Com- 
mittee. 

National Museum of Wales. 

Armstrong College, Ncw- 
castle-upon-lyne. 

New South Wales Service 
Board. 

New York State Department 
of Education. 

H. J. Nicholls. 

North Wales, University 
College of, Bangor. 

Northern Counties Educa- 
tion League. 

M. O'Mahony. 

Delegates of the Local 
Examinations, University 
of Oxford. 

Commission du Vieux Paris. 

E. J. Parkinson. 

J. & J. Paton. 

Peace Society. 

J. Pearson & Co. 

University of Pennsylvania. 

Frederick W. Penny. 

Walter Perry & Co. 

Phillipson & Goldcr. 

Robert F. Pick. 

Lieut. -Col. J. Pilkington. 

F.S.A. 

Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons. 
College of Preceptors. 
Queen's College, London. 
J. Henry Quinn. 
Ragged School Union. 
Review of Religions, India. 
Royal Astronomical 

Society. 
Royal Cambrian Academy 

of Art. 
Royal College of Physicians, 
Royal College of Surgeons. 
Royal Cornwall Polytechnic 

Society. 
Royal Society of Canada. 
Royal Dublin Society. 
Royal Hungarian State 

Railways. 
Royal Institute of British 

Architects. 
Royal Insurance Co. 
Royal Society of London. 
Rushworth & Dreaper. 
J. P. Ruthven. 
J. Paul Rylands, f.s.a. 
St. Catharine Press. 
Editors of ; " Santa Lucia." 
Society of Antiquaries of 

Scotland. 
William Shone. 
Dr. G. Herman Sieveking. 



South Wales, University 
College of, Cardiff. 

John A. Stephens. 

Arthur H. Stockwell. 

Stonyhurst College. 

Clement E. Stretton, c.e. 

Lucas P. Stubbs. 

Stubbs Publishing Co. 

Swedenborg Society. 

Sydney University. 

Tariff Reform League. 

Testimony Publishing Co., 
Chicago. 

W. H. Tomkinson. 

George E. Thompson. 

Town and Counties Direc- 
tories, Ltd. 

Trades Directories, Ltd. 

Trinity College of Music, 
London. 

George Tut ill. 

Union Defence League. 

United Kingdom Alliance. 

Universal Cookery and 
Food Association. 

University Correspondence 
College. 

Republic of Uruguay. 

Vancouver Island Develop- 
ment League. 

J. W. Vickers & Co. 

Victoria University, Man- 
chester. 

Volta Bureau. 

W. D. Westervelt. 

Miss Agnes Weston. 

J. Whitaker & Sons. 

R. Whittaker. 

W. T. Whitley, m.a., ll.d. 

George Whittick. 

William Willett. 

Charles W. Williams, ph.d. 

Norman J. Wilson, m.i.e.e. 

Wisconsin Geological and 
Natural History Survey. 

W. Woffenden. 

Zoological Society of 
London. 

Libraries. 

Reports, Catalogues, &c., 

have been received from the 

follow ing : — 

Aberdeen. 

Adelaide, South Australia. 

Ashton-in-Makerfield. 

Ashton-under-Lyme. 

Aston Manor. 

Enoch Pratt. Baltimore. 

Peabody Inst., Baltimore. 

Barrow-in-Furness. 

Barry. 



40 



LIBRARIES. 



Battersea. 

Belfast. 

Royal Library, Berlin. 

Birmingham. 

Blackburn. 

Blackpool. 

Bodleian Library, Oxford. 

Bolton. 

Bootle. 

Boston, U.S.A. 

Bradford. 

Brighton. 

Bristol. 

Brookline, U.S.A. 

Brooklyn. 

Municipal Library, Buda- 
pest. 

Bury. 

California State Library. 

Cambridge Public Library. 

Cambridge University 
Library. 

Cardiff. 

Chelsea. 

Cheltenham. 

John Crerar, Chicago. 

Chicago Public Library. 

Chorley. 

Cincinnati. 

District of Columbia. 

Columbia University 
Library. 

Coventry. 

Croydon. 

Derby. 

Dundee. 

Dunkenfield. 

Edinburgh. 

Fulham. 

Great Yarmouth. 

Hakodate. 

Hammersmith. 

Handsworth. 

Harvard University. 

Hove. 

Ipswich. 

National Library of Ireland, 
Dublin. 

Jersey Cit}'. 

Kimberlev. 

Knutsford. 

Leeds. 

Leicester. 

Leyland. 

Lincoln. 

Liverpool (Lyceum) Library. 

Los Angelos, California. 

Manchester. 

Public Library Commission 
of Massachusetts. 

Grand Rapids, Michigan. 



Middlesborough. 

Milwaukee. 

Montrose. 

Fraser Institute, Montreal. 

Newark, New Jersey. 

Newcastle-under-Lvme. 

Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 

Howard Memorial Library, 
New Orleans. 

New South Wales. 

Newton, Mass. 

Newton-in-Makerfield. 

Columbia University, New 
York. 

New York Public Library. 

Norwich. 

Nottingham. 

Oldham Lyceum. 

Ottawa. 

Peoria, Illinois. 

Perth, Western Australia. 

Friends', Germantown, 
Philadelphia. 

Public Library, Philadelphia 

Carnegie Library of Pitts- 
burgh. 

Portsmouth. 

Preston. 

Providence, Rhode Island. 

Rawtenstall. 

Richmond. 

National Library, Rio de 
Janeiro. 

Rochdale. 

Runcorn. 

St. Bride Foundation 
Technical Library. 

St. Helens. 

St. Louis Mercantile Asso- 
ciation. 

St. Louis Public Library. 

Salem, Mass. 

Salford. 

Shorediuh. 

South Shields. 

South wark. 

Stoke Newington. 

Imperial Library, Tokyo, 
Japan. 

Toronto. 

Tottenham. 

Victoria, Australia. 

Walthamstow. 

Wandsworth. 

Warrington. 

Library of Congress, Wash- 
ington. 

Waterloo- with-Seaforth. 

Watford. 

West Bromwich. 

West minster. 



Widnes. 

Wigan. 

Windsor, Canada. 

Wolverhampton. 

Worcester. 

Worcester. Mass. 

York. 

Liverpool Institutions 

and Societies. 

Reports have been re- 
ceived from the follow- 
ing :— 

Architectural Society. 
Art Studies Association. 
Artists' Club. 
Auxiliary Bible Society. 
Father Berry's Homes. 
Biological Societ}-. 
Botanical Society. 
Catholic Young Men's 

Societies. 
Certified Industrial Schools. 
Chemists' Association. 
Chess Club. 
Children's Country Holiday 

Fund. 
Church Schoolmasters' and 

Schoolmistresses' Bene- 
volent Institution. 
City Mission. 
Clerks' Association. 
Convalescent Institution, 

Woolton. 
David Lewis Northern 

Hospital 
Day Industrial Schools. 
Engineering Society. 
Enquiry and Employment 

Bureau for Educated 

Women. 
Home for Epileptics. Mag- 
hull. 
Eye and Ear Infirmary. 
Female Orphan Asylum. 
Society of Friends of 

Foreigners in Distress. 
Geological Association. 
Hahnemann Hospital. 
Hospital for Consumption. 
Incorporated Chamber of 

Commerce. 
Infirmary for Children. 
Bishop of Liverpool's Fund. 
League of Welldoers. 
Literary and Philosophical 

Society. 
Liverpool Dispensaries. 
Liverpool Society for the 

Prevention of Cruelty to 

Children. 



LIBRARIES. 



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School of Local History and 

Recuri Is. 
Liverpool University. 
Medical Institution. 
Microscopical Society. 
Naturalists' Field Club. 
Obscrvator}-. 

Asylum for Orphan Boys 
Overhead Railway. 
Peace Society. 



Penny Savings Bank. 
Philharmonic Society. 
Philomathic Society. 

Ro3 r al Infirmary. 

Royal Society for the Pre 

vention of Cruelty to 

Animals. 
Royal Southern Hospital. 
Sailors' Home. 
Savings Bank. 



Seamen's Friend Society. 

Seamen's Orphan Institu- 
tion. 

Shipowners' Association. 

Sunday School Union. 

Workshops for Outdoor 
Blind. 

Young Women's Christian 
Association. 



The following Periodicals, Newspapers, &c, and others, have been 
regularly presented : — 



Accountant 

African Mail 

American Museum Journal 

Australian Official Journal 

of Patents 
Board of Trade Journal 
British Architect 
Canadian Patent Office 

Record 
Clerk of Works' Association 

Journal 
Commercial Motor 
Daily Dispatch 
Decorator 
Decorators' and Painters' 

Magazine 
Domestic Engineering 
Educational Times 
Electrician 
Esmeduna 
Estates Gazette 
Gregg Writer 
Guild Gazette 
Gwalia 

Herefordshire Times 
Homoeopathic World 
Horological Journal 
Incorporated Accountants' 

Journal 
Incorporated Society of 

Musicians, Journal of 
Investors' Guardian 
Irish Times 



Labour Gazette 

Life-boat 

Liverpool Catholic Times 

Liverpool Courier (daily 
and weekly) 

Liverpool Diocesan Gazette 

Liverpool Echo 

Liverpool Express 

Liverpool Institute Schools 
Magazine 

Liverpool Journal of 
Commerce 

Liverpool Weekly Mercury 

Liverpool Porcupine 
Liverpool Post and Mercury 
Liverpool Weekly Post 
Liverpool Y.M.C. A. Journal 
Local Government Chronicle 
Local Government Officer 
Locomotive Journal 
Mariner 
Master Builders' Association 

Journal 
Mona's Herald 
Motor 
Motor Boat 
Motor Cycle 
Motor Traction 
Musical Herald 
National Service Journal 
New Church Magazine 
Northampton Mercury 
Oddfellows' Magazine 



Official Journal of the Patent 
Office 
; Our Programme 
Paper Maker 
Patents 

Petroleum Review 
Positivist Review 
Preston Herald 
Printers' Register 
Railway Review- 
Reports of Patents, Designs, 

and TradeMarks. 
Sanitary Record 
Script Shorthand Journal 
Shipping World 
Social I'emocrat 
Socialist Standard 
Society of Chemical Indus- 
try : Journal 
Sphinx 
Stationer, Printer, and 

Fancy Trades Register 
Stationery World 
Stonyhurst Magazine 
Students' Journal 
Timber News 
Timber Trades Journal 
Trade Marks Journal 
University Correspondent 
Wallaseyan 
Western Daily Press 
Zoophilist 



i;j 



REPORT BY THE CURATOR OF MUSEUMS. 



I beg to furnish the Fifty-ninth Annual Report upon the 
CONDUCT and PROGRESS of the Museums. 

1. — General. 
Since 189G, a period of sixteen years, specimens of Natural 
History and of Ethnography, totalling over 100,000 specimens, 
have been added to the Collections, or an average of nearly 7,000 
additions per year. 



The visitors to tlie Museums during' the year are as follows: — 



Total Visitors 
Weekly Average 
Daily Average 



403,128 
7,752 
1,544 



The attendance of School Children under the charge of teachers 
has continued, and the latter have availed themselves of the clause 
in the Education Code, whereby time devoted to instruction in 
Museums reckons as school attendance. School teachers make 
frequent use of the Museums theatre to give special lessons to their 
pupils — specimens being brought from the Museum cases for 
illustrating them. The specimens of various sections, especially 
those illustrating the ethnography of primitive peoples, have been 
in great request. Special lecture courses in geography, drawn up 
by the teachers in consultation with members of the Museums staff, 
have been given, and Museum specimens have been used as copies 
for modelling in cardboard, wood and plasticine, and the Museum 
series of lantern slides has been drawn upon for further illustra- 
tions. Assistance has been given to advanced students preparing 
for University examinations in Liverpool and London, 



44 MUSEUMS. 

Twenty-four lectures were delivered by the members of the Staff 
aud others on Monday evenings in the lecture theatre of the 
Museums, specially dealing with the various collections in the 
institutions. They were illustrated by specimens and lantern slides. 
The number of visitors to the Museums on these Monday evenings 
totals 9.2-39, of whom a large percentage attend the various 
lectures. 

In all sections of the Museums considerable progress may be 
recorded. To the Exhibition Galleries, in addition to the general 
conservation and maintenance of specimens already there, numerous 
important additions have been made, and many descriptive and 
illustrative labels have been added, to aid alike the general visitor 
and the student. 

In the Lord Derby Museum a number of Mammals (Sun Hear, 
Tahr, Maxwell's Duiker, &c). Birds, Fishes and Eeptiles have 
been mounted and placed on exhibition in the General Collections 
of the Fpper Galleries. In the British Galleries twelve new Bird 
Groups, with natural surroundings, and a number of bird migrants 
have been placed on exhibition. Many fluid preparations of 
Invertebrate animals have been prepared and exhibited, and 
collections of British Orthoptera, Nettroptera and Hynienoplera 
have been acquired and are in process of being mounted for 
exhibition. 

In the Botanical and (ieological Departments useful work has 
been done. The examination and arrangement of the very large 
Herbarium acquired from the Botanical Gardens. Edge Lane, has 
lieen continued. 

Considerable progress has been made in the transfer and re- 
arrangement of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities so kindly 
undertaken by Professor Newberry. It is anticipated that the 
synoptic grouping of the collection, whereby objects of a like nature 
and use are associated together into series, will greatly increase 
its interest and educational value. 



MUSEUMS. 45 

A collection of Cretan Antiquities has been deposited and is in 
course of arrangement by Professor Bosanquet, and a collection of 
casts of Hittite monuments in tbe Berlin Museum lias been received 
on loan from the Liverpool School of Archaeology, and will be 
shortly mounted and placed on exhibition. 

The remarkable bronze head, now believed to be of Augustus, 
found by Professor Garstang from excavations at Meroe in the 
Egyptian Sudan, was on exhibition for a time in the Main Hall. 
It is now deposited in the British Museum, but we hope to acquire 
a facsimile of the original. 

The British and European Ceramics have been housed in new 
cases specially built for them, and these important collections can 
now be inspected to much greater advantage than formerly. A very 
instructive introductory case has been arranged in which is 
displayed many of the processes in the production of pottery. 

The West African Section continues to be augmented by 
donations from Mr. Bidyard. The total number of Mr. Bidyard's 
gifts to the Museum is now not far short of 5,000. 

So as to afford opportunities for the inspection 6f recent 
acquisitions, a special case has been placed in the Main Hall, in 
which the acquisitions made both bv donation and purchase are 
displayed from month to month. 

I have much pleasure in acknowledging the conscientious work 
and generous co-operation of all members of the Staff. 

On ( )ctober 18th a Conference of the members of the Museums 
Association, and others interested in the work of museums, was held 
in the Museums, on the invitation of the Libraries, Museums and 
Arts Committee. About 60 persons were present, including the 
Curators, and in some cases the Chairman or other representative 
of the Committee, of the public museums of Manchester, Sheffield, 
Hull, Leicester. Stoke-on-Trent, Bolton, Warrington, and other 
towns in Lancashire, Cheshire and Yorkshire. The visitors were 
received and welcomed by the Chairman, Mr. P. J. Leslie, 



46 MUSEUMS. 

F.B.G.S., and I wave a brief description of the arrangement of the 
collections, after which an hour was spent in the inspection of the 
exhibits and in that informal exchange of news and views which is 
so useful and pleasant a feature of these gatherings. After tea the 
chair was taken by Mr. H. B. Bathbone, Chairman of the Museums 
Sub-Committee. The following papers were given by members of 
the Staff:— "Note on the Introductory Series to the Ceramic 
Gallery in the Liverpool Museum." by P. Entwistle, F.E.A.I.; 
" The Botanical Gallery of a Public Museum," by W. S. Laverock, 
M.A., B.Sc. ; "Modern Methods of Taxidermy," by Mr. J. W. 
Cutmore; " The Educational Value of Museums for Schools." by 
.7. A. Ch-bb, D.Sc. 

The Twenty-second Annual Conference of the Museums Associa- 
tion was held at Brighton from July 10th to 15th, and I submitted 
the following report to the Museums Sub-Committee at its August 
meeting : — 

" I beg to report on my visit as delegate from Liverpool to 
the Brighton Conference of the Museums Association. 
Upwards of 40 Museums at home were represented, as well as 
the American Museum of Natural History (New York), the 
Australian Museum (Sydney), and the Deseret Museum (Utah). 
A large number of highly interesting and instructive papers 
were communicated, and many important discussions took 
place. In addition to participating in the discussions, on the 
special invitation of the Hon. Secretary, I submitted a paper 
on "The Purpose and Arrangement of an Index Museum," 
(see " Museums Journal," Vol. II, p. 254), in which the 
idea was elaborated of making the Entrance Hall of 
Museums a philosophic introduction to the fields of human 
knowledge covered by museum collections. The scheme 
proposed for the Liverpool Museum, by Professor Newberry 
and myself, was outlined, and in the discussion which followed 
it was generally agreed that some form of introductory 
collection, broad in conception and treatment, is an absolute 
necessity in all large museums, in which the multiplicity of 
collections bewilder the uninitiated visitor. It was felt that it 



MUSEUMS. - i7 

would serve not only to demonstrate the inter-relation of the 
Natural Sciences, hut also enable the visitors to get a clear 
grasp of what the institution is aiming at. I subsequently had 
many conversations with fellow-curators, in which the scheme 
was favourably discussed. Professor Bashford Dean, of the 
American Museum of Natural History, was especially interested 
and enthusiastic. ' Nothing so comprehensive has as yet been 
attempted,' he said, and he will watch the development of the 
scheme with great interest. 

" 1 also had the opportunity of meeting Mr. J. Bailey, of the 
Victoria and Albert Museum. South Kensington, who has 
charge of the Government Grants-in-Aid Fund, and of 
discussing with him the conditions and arrangements whereby 
pecuniary grants up to half the amount are made to museums 
for the purchase of certain classes of specimens. Up to the 
present no advantage has been taken of these grants in 
Liverpool, but I hope to bring the matter before the Committee 
at an early date. 

'' I found of great advantage the opportunitv, afforded by 
these conferences extending over several days, of meeting and 
exchanging views with fellow-curators, and these informal 
discussions and conversations are of at least equal importance 
with the more formal business of the meeting. 

" Visits were paid to Worthing Museum, to the Hastings 
Museum, the Sedlescombe Museum, the two Brighton Museums 
and Battle Abbey." 

2. — Acquisitions. 
A. LORD DERBY MUSEUM. 

INVERTEBRATES- 

Porifera. 
Presented : 

Mass of Encrusting Sponge from Ililbre, collected officially. 

Two Sponges, from Stromness. by Mr. Geo. Ellison, Loudon 
Grove, Liverpool. 



48 MUSEUMS. 

Echinodermata. 
Presented : 

Two Starfishes, four Brittle Starfishes, one Sun Starfish, three 

Sea Urchins, and two Holothurians, from Stroniuess, by Mr. Geo. 

Ellison, Loudon Grove, Liverpool. 

Vermes. 
Presented : 

Seven Worms and mass of Tubes of Serpula sp. {indet.), from 

Stromuess, by Mr. Geo. Ellison, Loudon Grove. Liverpool. 

Arthropoda. 

Crustacea. 
Presented : 

Four Swimming Crabs, one Hermit Crab, and two Spider Crabs, 
from Stromuess, by Mr. Geo. Ellison, Loudon Grove. Liverpool. 

Three Hermit Crabs (Eupagurus bemhardus), from the estuary 
of the Mersey, by Capt. Archibald, S.H.B. "Beta." 

Masked Crab {Corystes cassivelaunus), by Messrs. Killip & Sons. 
Myrtle Street. 

Crayfish and Edible Crab, by Mr. G. Y. Elton, 35, Parkfield 
Road, Liverpool. 

Tracheata. 
Presented : 

Two Cockroaches (Bhitta oriental is), by Mr. P. Entwistle, 

Deputy-Curator. 

Spider {indet.), from Aboyne R. Abalaliki, W. Africa, by 
Mr. John McCreath, 24. Dumbarton Road, Walton. 

Dipteron {indet.), by Dr. Hertz, Liverpool University. 

Two Dragon Flies (Ayi-ion pulchellum and Ischnura elegans), 
bv Dr. O'Connell, Heathfield Road, Wavertree. 

Beetle {Gibbium scotias), from a cotton mill in Rochdale, by 
Mr. J. B. Cox, Rochdale. 



MUSEUMS. 49 

Poplar Hawk Moth {Sraeriniliut yoyuli), from Robv, by 
Mr. John Stone, " Blacklow," Roby. 

Golden Y Moth (Plusia iota), from Helsby, by Mr. H. Barnes, 
Victoria Buildings, Helsby. 

Upwards of thirty Hybrid Ova of Attacus cynthia and Attacus 
ricina, and a number of Ova of Samia cecropia, by Mr. J. H. 
Watson, Withington, Manchester. 

Grasshopper (Gomphocerus maculatus), from Burton Point, 
Cheshire, by Dr. J. A. Clubb. 

Beetle (Col y in betes fuscus), by Mr. G. Y. Elton, 35, Parkfield 
Road, Liverpool. 

Two Beetles (Acanthocinus cedihis), from a Wigan coalmine, by 
Mr. Ralph Unsworth, Wigan Road, Brynn. 

Longicorn Beetle, by Messrs. Rensburg & Co., Queen Insurance 
Buildings, Dale Street, Liverpool. 

Two Dragon Flies {Ischnura elegans and Ayr ion yuella), by 
Mr. P. Entwistle, Deputy-Curator. 

Longicorn Beetle, by Mr. G. Ha worth, Wigan. 

Two Cocoons, from Ceylon, by Mr. Ernest A. Buxton, Linkside, 
29, Stanley Avenue, Wallasey. 

Dragon Fly [Mschna cyanea), from Huyton, by Mr. W. Y. 
Forbes, 15, Cavendish Drive, Rock Ferry. 

Diving Spider, three Water-Beetles, two Water-Scorpions (Nepa 
cinerea), and a Water-Boatman (Notonecta sy.), by Mr. H. 
Warrington, 4, Myrtle Street, Liverpool. 

Small collection of Butterflies, Moths and Beetles, consisting of 
about 190 specimens, from the hills around Sierra Leone, 
W. Africa, bv Mr. A. Ridyard, Elder, Dempster Line, Liverpool. 

Small collection of named British Hymenoptera, consisting of 
40 specimens, by Mr. Geo. Arnold. 



50 MUSEUMS. 

Purchased : 

Small collection of named British Dragonflies, consisting of 25 
specimens, from various localities. 

Small collection of named British Orthoptera, consisting of 44 
specimens, from various localities. 

Collection of named British Hynienoptera, consisting of 363 
specimens, representing 50 genera and 193 species, from various 
localities. 

Mollusca. 

Presented : 

Seventeen Land Shells and four odd valves, from Lagos, 
W. Africa, by Mr. J. C. Henderson, Lagos, per Mr. Ridyard. 

Ten Gastropod Shells and two Lamellibranchs, from Sassandra, 
W. Africa, by Mr. E. Quainoo, Sassandra, per Mr. A. Ridyard. 

Young CHxttlefish (Moschites cirrhosa), from Stroniness, by Mr. 
Geo. Ellison, Loudon Grove, Liverpool. 

Two Lamellibranchs, three Gastropods (Valuta fusiformis, 
Tritonium pyrum, and Dolium sp.), from Australia and New 
Guinea, by Mrs. Ellen Parkinson. 

Fishes. 
Presented : 

Roach (Leuciscus rut/las), by Mr. W. G. Bhuichard, Wholesale 

Fish Market, Liverpool. 

Two Catfishes (Clarias bythipogen), from Warri, R. Niger, West 
Coast of Africa, by Mr. J. G. Taylor, S.W.S. " Raven," per 
Mr. A. Ridyard. 

Jaws of Shark and fragment of Skull of Fish, from Sassandra, 
""V. Africa, by Mr. P. E. Quainoo, per Mr. A. Ridyard. 

Three Piked Dogfish (Acanthias vulgaris), two Embryos and three 
Egg-cases of Dogfish, six Butterfishes (Centronotus gunellus), two 
Dagonets (Callionymus lyra and C. maculata), one Gurnard, one 



MUSEUMS. 51 

Lumpsucker, one Pipefish (Sygnathua acus), mass of fish spawn 
and three fishes (indct.), from Stromness, by Mr. Geo. Ellison. 
Loudon Grove, Liverpool. 

Flying Fish, from the Indian Ocean, by Mr. J. J. Edge- 
Williams, Rostrevor, Ireland. 

Five living fishes, viz., Catfish (Amiurua nebulosus), Umbra 
krameri, Sunfish (Eupomites gibbosus), Hybrid Rudd and Golden 
Orfe and a Minnow, together with the following specimens in 
preservative : Two Lampreys (Petromyzon fluviatilia), one American 
Catfish (Amiurua nebulosus), two Bitterling Carp, two freshwater 
Gobies (Cottus yobio) and mass of eggs, one Thunder Fish, two 
Sunfishes, and six bottles containing fishes (indet.), by Mr. G. Y. 
Elton, 25, Parkfield Road, Liverpool. 

Six young Eels, from Upholland, by Mr. Fred. Downes, 
458, Mill Street, Liverpool. 

Two Bullheads (living), from Blackburn, by Mr. H. Warrington, 
4, Myrtle Street, Liverpool. 

Eay's Bream (Brama rail), from off the S.E. coast of Ireland, 
by Messrs. Harley and Miller, St. John's Fish Market, per 
Capt. Brett, steam trawler "Goosander." 

Seventy-nine Walking Fish {Periophthalmus koelreuteri), from 
Forcados, West Africa, by Mr. A. Ridyard, Messrs. Elder, 
Dempster & Co., Ltd., Liverpool. 

Small number of Gobies, collected officially. 

Block's Topnot (Zeugopterus punctatus), by Messrs. John 
Duncan, Sons & Co., 17, Gt. Charlotte Street, Liverpool, per 
Capt. Eagle, steam trawler " Eileen Duncan." 
Purchased : 

Thirty Crucian Carp. 
Exchanges : 

Casts of Polyp term bichir, Neoceratodus forsteri, Amia calva, 
Accipenser sturio, and three fishes in preservative, viz., Polyodo/i 



52 museums. 

spatula, Lepidosteus platyostomus, and Amia calva. Received 

in exchange from Dr. Bash ford Dean, American Museum of 
Natural History. New York. U.S.A. 

Amphibia. 
Presented : 

About 60 living- Newts, from Orrell, by Mr. Harold "Wright. 
32, Diana Road, Orrell, Bootle. 

Three Salamanders (two Salamandra maculosa and one indet.), 
four European Tree Frogs (Hi/la arborea), three Natterjack Toads, 
one Newt (Triton cristatus), and bottle containing Newts, by 
Mr. G. Y. Elton. 35, Parkfield Road. Aigburth, Liverpool. 

American Biill Frog [Rana mugiens), by Dr. J. H. O'Connell, 
Heathfield Rood, Wavertree, Liverpool. 

Purchased : 

Ten Tree Frogs (Hyla arborea). 

Reptiles. 
Presented : 

Tortoise (Podocnemis sextuberculatus), by Mrs. Sliimmin, 
4, Harold Street, Egremont. 

Carapace of Turtle, from Sassandra, by Mr. P. E. Quainoo, 

Sassandia. W. Africa, per Mr. A. Ridyard. 

Lizard {Lacerta ocellata), by Mr. Bowe. 

Two living Turtles, by Mr. Eric Hamilton, 92, Huskisson Street, 
Liverpool. 

Sand Lizard, from Blundellsands, by Mr. R. Prince. 

Gecko, bv Mr. T. Jones. 5, Fulford Terrace, Liverpool. 

Two Snakes, from the York Town Heights. Hudson River, New 
York, by Capt. Turner. R.M.S. *' Mauretania." Cunard S.S. Co.. 
Liverpool. 

Hardwick's Mastigure (UroTnastix hardivickii), by Dr. J. H. 
U' Council, Heathfield Road. Wavertree. 



MUSEUMS. 53 

Matamata Tortoise (Chelys fimbriate), from Para, by 
Mr. C. W. T. Saunders, Reculver House, Barnard Road, 

Claughton. 

Englisli Grass Snal<e (Tropidonotus natrix), from Berkshire, by 
Mrs. Killeen, Longcot, Farringdon, Berks., per Mr. W. Y. Forbes, 
Cavendish Drive, Higher Tranmere. 

Youug African Python {Python sebae), from Axim, W. Africa, 
by Mr. A. G. Ramage, S.S. " Addab," 11, Woodcroft Road, 
Wavertree. 

Five Slow Worms (An guts fragilis), one Three-toed Skink 
(Chalcides tridaetylus) , two Viviparous Lizards (Lacerta vivipara), 
three Wall Lizards (Lacerta muralis), three Lizards (indet.), and 
two Turtles, by Mr. G. Y. Elton, 55, Parkfield Road, Liverpool. 

Young Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) , from the Mississippi 
River, U.S.A., by Mr. W. A. Gough, 98, Aigburth Road, 
Liverpool. 

Two Snakes, from Burutu, W. Africa, by Mr. Fraser, Burutu, 
per Mr. A. Ridyard. 

Eroded Cinixys (Cinixys eroda), from West Africa, presented 
anonymously. 

Snake, from Ita, Calabar, W. Africa, by Mr. J. H. Milligan, 
Chief Engineer, " Ita," per Mr. A. Ridyard. 

Lace Lizard (Varanus rarius), from Addab, Volta River, West 
Africa, per Mr. A. Ridyard. 

Terrapin, from New York, by Mr. F. J. White, 28, Bodmin 
Street, Walton. 

Rough-eyed Caiman (Caiman sclerops), by Mr. W. Simpson 
Cross, Southport Zoological Gardens. 

Birds. 

Presented : 

Gadwall Duck (Anas strepera) 9, and a Leach's Petrel 
(Procellaria leucovrJtoa), from Kirkcudbrightshire, by Mr. J. 
Graham, Messrs. Macfie & Sons, 34, Moorfields, Liverpool. 



54 MUSEUMS. 

Red-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis) <3 , from the Stanley 
Park aviaries, by the Parks and Gardens Committee, per the 
Superintendent. 

Goldcrest (Regulus cristatus) d\ from Moreton, Cheshire, by 
Mr. F. Gibson, Moreton. 

Clutch of four Raven's Eggs, by Mr. E. Richmond Paton, 
7, Darby Road, Aigburth. 

Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetus), by Mr. W. Simpson Cross, 
Southport Zoological Gardens. 

Ostrich Egg, from Lokoja, N. Nigeria, by Mr. A. Ridyard. 

Wren's Nest, from Shropshire, by Mr. Johnson Owen, Stanley 
Road, Liverpool. 

Nest of Turtle Dove, from Heswall, by Mr. Leonard Brook, 
Gayton Cottage, Heswall. 

Two Manx Shearwaters (I'ufjinus anglorum), from the estuary 
of the Mersey, by Capt. Griffiths, S.H.B. " Beta." 

Three Bitterns (Butorides javanica), one Bittern [Ardeola greyi), 
and two Suubird's Nests, by Mr. E. A. Buxton, 29, Stanley 
Avenue, Wallasey. 

Five Eggs of Turtle Dove (domestic variety), by Mr. Angelo 
Minchella, 3, Spring Place, Liverpool. 

Photographs of Great Auk and Great Auk's Egg in the Norwich 
Castle Museum, by Mr. F. Lenny, Curator of the Museum, 
Norwich. 

Photograph of model of Dodo (Didus ineptus), by M. Terrier, 
in the Jardin des Plautes Museiim, Paris, by Dr. Graham Renshaw, 
Sale, Manchester. 

Heron (Ardea cinereu), by Mr. A. E. Brotherton, Greasby, 
Cheshire. 

Barn Owl (Stria flammea) 9 , by Mr. T. R. Jones, 61, Coekburn 
Street, Liverpool. 



MUSEUMS. 55 

Purchased : 

Eggs of Rough-legged Buzzard, Goshawk, Common Buzzard, and 
Teal. One Golden Pheasant, 9 . 

Mammals. 

Presented : 

Young Gorilla, by Mrs. Cox, Manchester Street, Liverpool. 

Two Black Rats {Mm rattus) 9 9 , from Stromness, and a Bank 
Vole (Arvicola glareolus), from Llandderfel, North Wales, by 
Mr. Geo. Ellison, Loudon Grove, Liverpool. 

Rusa Deer (Cerous rusa), Hiinilayan Thar (H em i tragus 
jemlaicus), Maxwell's Duiker (Cephalophus maxwelli), and an 
Albino Porcupine, by Mr. W. Simpson Cross, Zoological Gardens, 
Southport. 

Two Skulls and Horns of Antelope (indet.), from Burutu, 
N. Nigeria, by Mr. J. D. Doherty, Government Dry Dock, Burutu. 
per Mr. A. Ridyard. 

Common Shrew (Sore.i- vulgaris), from Berkshire, by Mrs. Killeen, 
Longcot, Earrington, Berks., per Mr. W. Y. Forbes, Huyton. 

Two pairs of Horns, from the Cameroons, W. Africa, by Mr. A. 
Ridyard, S.S. " Addah," Messrs. Elder, Dempster & Co. 

Raccoon {Proeyon cancrivorus) <$ , by Mr. Alex. Pallis, " Tatoi," 
Sefton Park, Liverpool. 

Small collection of Human Bones (42), from " La Cueva los 
Guaneb.es," near Matangas, Teneriffe, by Mr. Jose Gonzalez, per 
Mr. J. B. Shipley, Messrs. Elder, Dempster & Co., Liverpool. 

Young Chimpanzee 3 - by Mr. Holmes Seward, Naturalist, 
Manchester Street, Liverpool. 

Two Mice (cinnamon variety), by Miss Thorburn, 99, Edge Lane, 
Liverpool. 

Bull Dog, by Mr. Wallis, 46, Gelling Street, Park Road, 
Liverpool, 



56 MUSEUMS. 

Purchased : 

Black Mangabey, Pig-tailed Monkey, and a Grison (Galictis 
vittatus). 

Botany. 
Presented : 

Three Vegetable Sponges, and six small Bottle Gourds, from 
Lagos, by Mr. J. C. Henderson, per Mr. A. Ridyard. 

Pieces of Fungus from decayed wood blocks by tbe Technical 
School, by Mr. J. Phillipson, Engineer, Technical School. 

Palaeontology. 
Presented : 

Piece of Caradoc Sandstone showing Beyrichia coTnplicata, from 
near Little Stretton, Salop, by Mr. H. C. Beasley. 

Fossil Fruits in Carbonaceous Shale, from the Moss Collieries, 
Lower Ince, by Mr. G. A. Haworth, Ince Hall Collieries, Wigan. 

Exchanged : 

Plaster Casts of Footprints of Thinopus anidquus, from the Upper 
Devonian of Western Pennsylvania, received from Prof. Richard 
S. Lull, Curator, Geological Department, Peabody Museum of 
Natural History, Yale University. 

Cast of Pteraspis rostratus, received from Dr. Bashford Dean, 
American Museum of Natural History, New York, U.S.A. 

Fossil Shells from Dudley, received from the St. Helens Museum. 

Geology. 

Presented : 

Six small pieces of Rock, "from the Loww Silurian" (?), 
Bettws-Gwerfil-Goch, near Corwen, North Wales, by Mr. T. 
Oakes Hirst, Cbapelstead, Gateacre. 

Two small masses of Crystals from a manganese mine 16 miles 
from Pwllheli, by Mr. G. A. Haworth, Ince Hall Collieries, Wigan. 

Nineteen various Boulders, from the Boulder Clay at Rice Lane 
Recreation Ground, Walton. Collected officially. 



MUSEUMS. 



57 



The Aquarium. 

The Aquarium continues, as heretofore, to be one of the chief 
attractions of the Museums. The various tanks have been kept 
well stocked with examples' of both marine and fresh-water life, 
and the Seal continues in good health and to be of great interest to 
visitors. 

Summary of Acquisitions. 



Porifera 






Z( 

2 


jological 

Species 


Echinodermata 




5 


>> 


Arthropoda 


(Cms 


aeea) 


T 


,, 


Arthropoda 


(Trac 


lieata) 


350 


,, 


Mollusca 






9 


,, 


Fishes 






43 


J y 


Amphibia 






7 


, , 


Reptiles 






23 


, . 


Birds 






2.°, 


. 


Mammals 






17 


" 








4<S(i 










Botanical. 



Plants 



Palaeontologic al . 



Spec 



Zoological and Botanical 



12 
13 

720 
40 

150 

90 

•>— 
■> i 

40 

04 

1169 



10 Specimens. 
10 Specimens. 



Geological and Mineralogical. 

Rocks and Minerals ... ... ... ... 27 Specimens. 



Total additions to the Lord Derby Museum. 
specimens 



1216. 



58 MUSEUMS. 

B.-MAYER MUSEUM. 

(a) General. 

As in previous years, the Melanian Department continues to 
receive numerous acquisitions from West and South-West Africa, 
through the kind offices of Mr. A. Ridyard, Chief Engineer (Elder, 
Dempster & Co.. Ltd.). 

(b) Loans and Deposits. 
The facsimiles of a group of Ancient Irish Antiquities, lent by 
Messrs. Johnson & Sons, Dublin, still remain on exhibition. 

The Collection of Chinese and Japanese Porcelain, lent by Mr. 
John Mellor, Junr., still remains on exhibition. 

A small collection of fragments of Pottery, illustrating Glazes, 
etc., lent, bv Prof. P. E. Newberry, continues on loan. 

The small collection of Chinese Porcelain, received through 
Mr. Gordon Saies, remains on deposit. 

A Stone Celt found between Roby and Huyton in 1911 was 
deposited for a brief period by Mr. C. S. Bryee. 

A Collection of Cretan Antiquities has been deposited by 
Prof. R. C. Bosanquet. 

A Group of Casts of Hittite Antiquities has been deposited by 
Prof. J. Garstang. 

(c) Exchanges. 
Garters, worn by men and women on the last day of mourning, 
and Necklet from the Andaman Islands; received from the Halifax 
Museum in exchange for duplicate Peruvian objects. (22.4.01, 
14, 140 & 167.) 

Stone Implements from the laterite beds, Madras, India ; 
Knackstone from the River Ken, Banda, India; and Flint Saw and 
Arrowheads from the Eayoum, Egypt ; received in exchange from 
the St. Helens Museum for duplicate bird skins. (B. 15. 10. 07, 
14.4.05, 22.7.02, 30.9. 11. ) 



MUSEUMS. 59 

(d) Acquisitions. 

(1) Miscellaneous. 
Presented : 

Admission Tickets to cock fights at Walsall 1811, "Worcester 
1817, Bridgenorth 1822, and Salford 182G, by Lieut. J. Potter, 
R.N.R. 

Photograph of an old hand-loom weaver at work, aged 84, by 
Francis Ibbetson & Son, Eccleshall, Bradford. 

Six Copper Coins from India, by Mr. John Barton. 

Silver Coin of Siva Simha with Pramathe Swari Akom, King of 
Assam, A.D. 1729, by the Government of Eastern Bengal and 
Assam. 

(2) Local Area Collections. 

Admission Card, " New Cockpit," Aintree, 1834, by Lieut. J. 
Potter, R.N.R., and pair of Steel Spurs worn by cocks trained 
by Lieut. Potter's grandfather for various cock fights by the 
Earl of Derby and others, in England. 

Brass Medallion Contract for Woodside Ferry, 1865 by Mr. R. D. 
Radcliffe. 

Stoneware Jug, impressed mark " Herculaneum,," by Mr. E. 
Stockdale. 

Lithographic Print of the " (Vest Prospect of the Town of 
Liverpool, as it appeared about 1680 " (published by Isaac, 1854), 
by Mrs. Ellen Parkinson. 

" A Plan of the Closes and Land, &c, belonging to the Corpora- 
tion of Liverpool, with the Leasehold Tenants' names and the 
several quantities," surveyed in 1765, planned by John Eyes, 
February, 1767; and a "Plan of the Township of Liverpool from 
the actual survey taken in the year 1785 by Charles Eyes, by 
Mr. Robert Gladstone, Junr. 

Silver Medal of the Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society, 
with seven bars, for saving life on several occasions, awarded tr 



60 MUSEUMS. 

Jarnes Martin, also Gold Medal of the first-class. Fnited States of 
America, awarded by the Fnited States Government, together with 
a photograph of James Martin* for many years master of the 
Liverpool Lifeboat No. 1, by Mrs. Watson. 

Print of the Crucifixion, by Hilton, from the original painting 
in the Museums, transferred from the Free Library. 

Purchased : 

Water-colour drawing of Shaw's Bank, 1837; Porcelain Mug 
bearing transfer print of the Society of Bucks, signed " Sadler, 
Liverpool," height Gin. ; Water-colour Drawing of St. James' 
Mount (site of Cathedral), by Baines, Liverpool, about 1831; 
Coloured Lithograph of the First Company, Liverpool Volunteer 
Grenadier Guards, or the 79th Batt. King's Liverpool Regiment 
(Rifles), now merged into the F Company, 6th Batt. Territorials; 
Verge Watch in silver cases, by Alex. Hollisone, Liverpool; 
Porcelain Jug with puce "bat" prints, Herculaneum Ware; 
Earthenware Jug with red transfer prints, one a " Cottage near 
Walton," Herculaneurn Ware. 

(3) Ceramics. 
Presented : 

Clay, Clay Slips, Steel Die and Tiles in various stages of manufac- 
ture, prepared and presented by Messrs. Pilkington's Tile and 
Pottery Works, per W. Burton, Esq. 

The " Thermoscope," for determining the temperature of kilns, 
by Messrs. Holdcroft & Co., ner Mr. W. Hawley. 

Earthenware Plate with coloured transfer prints, by Messrs. 
W. Stevenson & Co., Sunderland, 19th cent., by Dr. Drummond. 

Wine Cooler, Davenport Ware: part of a AVhieldon Cauliflower 
Teapot, Octagonal Plate, and an early English Wine Class, by 
Mrs. H. B. Moore. 

Specimens illustrating transfer printing on pottery, and a Jasper 
Placme to show method of applying the relief, by Messrs. Josiah 
Wedgwood and Sons. 



MUSEUMS. 61 

Selection of 17th century Tiles from a Benedictine convent at 

Santo Thyrso, North of Braga, Portugal, and pair of Porcelain 
Vases, 'Rockingham Ware, by Mr. R. D. Radcliffe. 

Purchased : 

Selection of European Tiles, 171b century; Portuguese, Spanish, 
Dutch, and 19th century English Tiles by De Morgan; Porcelain 
Plaque decorated in pate sur pate, Brownfield Pottery, Staffordshire 
and four " combed " Ware Tiles. 



(4) Ethnography. 
Melakian Rack. 

Presented : 

List of specimens collected and presented by and through Mr. A. 
Ridyard, Chief Engineer, R.M.S. " Tarquah," Elder, Dempster 
Line, Liverpool. 

Africa. — West and South- West. 

Sierra Leone. 

Carved Wooden Figures, Wooden Bowl and Cover and pair of 
Calabashes, by Miss Torke. 

Two Carved Female Figures wearing Bundu Devil head-dress, 
from Shebro, by Mr. C. D. H. During. 

Soapstone Figure from the Mendi Country and Woman's Bundu 
Devil Dress from Kenema, Mendi Country, by Mr. A. Ridyard. 

Gold ( 'oast . 

Group of Black and Red Earthenware Vessels and Figures of 
Animals in various stages of manufacture, from Oblogo, and two 
Carved Gourds, bearing designs, by Mr. A. Ridyard. 

Carved Gourds, by Mr. Rowland Cole. 

Black polished Earthenware Vase, from Quittah, by Mrs. 
Chinnery. 



62 MUSEUMS. 

Lagos. 

Bottle covered with dried grass ; Carved Wooden Figures ; Red 
Earthenware Native Lamps and Shells used as mascots, by Mr. 
J. C. Henderson. 

Gourd Bowls, by Mr. A. Ridyard. 

Wooden Figure, by Miss B. Yorke. 
Dahomey. 

Black polished small Earthenware Bowl and Cover, from 
Abeokuta, by Mr. J. C. Henderson. 

Straw Hat from Porto Xovo, and various Photographs illustrating 
native manners and customs, by Mr. A. Ridyard. 

Cameroons. 

Earthenware Pipe-head from Bali ; Grass Bag ; Black Fluted 
Stick and Grass Mat, by Mr. A. Ridyard. 

Gaboon. 

Crossbow (Fang tribe), from Eloby, by Mr. A. Ridyard. 

N. Nigeria. 

Leather Purses, Earthenware Bowls and Covers and Bead 
Armlets, from Lokoja; two long Brass Pipes, Hide Bottles, Red 
Leather Mosquito Boots, fioni Kano; Grass Baskets and Lids 
from Bauchi, near Zaria ; Basket of Coiled Work and Open-work 
Trays from Bornu; Brass Pipe from Benue River; Earthenware 
Water Cooler, from Egga ; Earthenware Water Cooler and Earthen- 
ware Vase, from Loko ; Bow and Arrows, from the Haussa Country ; 
and Red Earthenware Pot and Lid from Keffi, interior of Loko, 
by Mr. A. Ridyard. 

Earthenware Lamp Stand, painted in colours, by Captain 
Carderay. 

Grass Basket and Cover from Gia, Baro, by Mr. W. J. Johnson. 

Bone Hairpins, from Kano and Sokoto; Calabashes and Lids, 
from Tola and Wooden Stool, from Bida, by Mr. J. B. Bailey. 



MUSEUMS. 63 

Wicker Tray, from Kano or Sokoto, by Mr. P. E. Quaiuoo. 

Very fine black polished Earthenware Bowl and Calabashes and 
Gourds, from Onitsha, by Mr. John G. Taylor. 

Earthenware Dishes, from Ilorin, and Earthenware Bowls and 
Covers, from Ibadan, by Mr. J. C. Henderson. 

Earthenware Bowl and Cover, from Burutu, by Mr. A. E. 
Williams. 

Brass Spoon, used for drinking "pap," from Lokoja, by Mr. 
J. A. Macaulay. 

Earthenware Water Cooler, from Loko, and Skin Water Bottle 
and Cover, from Lokoja by Mr. A. E. Christian. 

Native Basket, from Katcha, and Calabash and Lid, from Lokoja, 
by Mr. J. D. Doherty. 

Carved Cocoa-nut Bowls, from N. Burutu, by Mr. C. S. Morgan. 

Pair of Leather Sandals, from Lokoja, by Mr. E. W. Fine 
Country. 

S. Nigeria. 

Coiled Basket and Lid, Gourd Bowl and Club with iron head, 
from Ilorin, by Mr. A. Ridyard. 

Small Mats of Coiled Basketry, decorated with cowrie shells, by 
Mr. J. B. Bailey. 

Large Earthenware Bowl and Calabashes, from Idah, R. Niger, 
by Mr. John G. Taylor. 

Ivory Comb, from Calabar; Calabash, Grass Trays, Hide Bottles 
and Fly Whisk, from Kano; Alligator in wood, by Mr. S. E. 
Thorpe. 

Copper Manilla, from Bonny, by Mr. N. E. Halliley. 

Grass Basket and Lid, from Jalingo, by Mr. W. G. Johnson. 

Poison Leaves called " mfri ntan," by Prince Adam Duke, 

Carved Wooden Paddle, by Mr. A. Ridyard, 



64 MUSEUMS. 

Portuguese Congo. 

Carved Wooden Stick, from Landana, by Mr. A. Bidyard. 

Eiugs carved from elephant hide, from the Congo, by Mr. W. 0. 
Davies-Bright. 

,S'. Africa. 
Purchased : 

Enlarged Photographs of Beehuana krall and natives stamping 
mealies. 

Melanesia. 
Australia. 
Presented : 

Shields, Throwsticks, Boomerang and Heads of Spears, from 
Perth, by Mr. William Day. 

New Guinea. 
Purchased : 

Carved Canoe Head, from Panietti ; Club, from South Cape; 
" Tapa " Cloth, from Port Eawdon, Goodenough Bay; Lime 
Spatulas and Ear-tubes. Selection of Photographs of natives and 
native customs in Goodenough Bay District 

Solomon Islands. 
Purchased : 

Carved Cane Ear-tube and piece of Carved Tortoise Shell. 

Santa Cruz. 
Purchased : 

Mat of Plaited Grass. 

Mongolian Back. 
N. America. 
Presented : 

Five Arrowheads, by Mr. John Pagan. 

Model Loom, coloured illustration of a Xavaho Indian, small 
painted Vase, Navaho; Photograph of a Cliff Dwelling; Frag- 
ment of Pueblo Pottery, and an Arrowhead, by Miss M. 
Thurland. 



MUSEUMS. 65 

Arrowheads from caves near Jacob's Cavern, Arkansas, and from 
Oregon, Maryland, Georgia, 111. and the Ohio River, collected and 
presented by Mr. Warren H. Moorhead, Curator, Dept. of 
Archaeology, Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., U.S.A. 
S. America. 
Presented : 

Three Quartz Arrowheads, found at Punta Pichalo, Chili, by 
Mr. G. Pi. Langmaid. 
Japan. 
Purchased : 

Group of objects, consisting of Lacquered Boxes, Bowls, Sword 
Scabbards, Model Sword Scabbards, Model Quivers and Swords, 
Moustache Sticks, Netting Needle, Quivers, Arrows, Baskets, 
Sword Bands of Fibre, Belts, Nets, Bows, Heeds, &c, from the 
Ainus. 

Presented : 

Dyak Costume, from Java, by Mr. S. Lowell. 
Caucasian Kace. 

Egypt- 

Presented : 

Mummy of a child beautifully bound in 12 distinct wrappings, 
with painted portrait of the deceased bound in, from a cemetery 
at Hawara, Fayum, Egypt, period 1-2 century, a.d., by the 
British School of Archaeology in Egypt, per Prof. Petrie. 

Painted Wooden Coffin of a Priest of Min, 6th Dynasty, found 
at Ekhmin. Upper Egypt, Feb. 4th, 1911, by Prof. Newberry and 
Mr. H. Whitaker; by Mr. Hugh Whitaker, Lymington, Hants., 
per Prof. Newberry. 

Summary of Acquisitions. 

Ethnography and Photographs 461 

Ceramics 151 

Miscellaneous 25 

637 



JOSEPH A. CLFBB, 

Curator of Museums. 




Sigismund Goetze.] 



[Presented. 



'TILL DEATH US DO PART." 



67 



REPORT by E. RIMBAULT DIBDIN, Curator of the 
WALKER ART GALLERY. 



I have the honour to report in reference to the work during the 
year 1911 of the Department under the direction of the Art and 
Exhibitions Sub-Committee of the Library, Museums and Arts 
Committee of the City Council. 

The removal of the registering turnstile at the entrance door 
having been sanctioned by the Council in November, 1910, there are 
not available any statistics as to attendances. There is not 
however, any reason io doubt that the usefulness to students and 
to the public in general of the collection of works of art in the 
Gallery is fully maintained. The improvement as regards 
convenience and the better appearance of the entrance hall i. 
generally recognised. 

The modernisation of the interior, with a view to the better and 
safer housing of works of art, was continued during the year to such 
extent as the funds available permitted. The two ground floor rooms 
on the east side were thoroughly re-constructed and re-decorated • 
he small front room, formerly used as a cloakroom, being added' 
ine heating pipes in the dado were removed, and radiators in the 
centre of the floor were substituted. The windows were filled with 
prismatic glass; the walls were panelled with wood; and oak floors 
were laid down. The hanging-space, as well as the lighting of the 
rooms, was considerably increased; and additional hangino-- S p ace 
was provided by the introduction of four specially-designed screens 
la uil, there are now five rooms instead of three, on this floor 
available for the display of works of art, and free from the dangers 
o. deterioration due to the old method of heating, with the excep- 
tion that in each front room, there is still one unsatisfactory part 
where a furnace flue is in the wall, which, though not involving 



68 ART GALLERY. 

any special fire risk, is likely to affect pictures hung near it. These 
five rooms are now devoted to the exhibition of Foreign and British 
Old Masters, including the Eoseoe Collection, and other pictures 
deposited by the Trustees of the Liverpool Royal Institution. 

Specially-designed cases have also been provided in each of the 
small front rooms for the exhibition of miniatures, illuminations, etc. 

The new Cloakroom constructed in an unused part of the cart-yard 
has been completed, and it is found of great assistance to the staff 
in dealing with the deposits of cloaks, umbrellas, etc., and also the 
sale of photographs. In connexion with the latter, a new opening 
to the east back room provides special facilities. 

In addition to the re-arrangement of the telephones, with an 
exchange in the cloakroom, a special connexion has been formed 
with the Central Fire Police Station. 

During the troubles in connexion with the .Railway Strike in 
August, a number of panes of glass in the windows on the east side 
of the building were broken by rioters. The cost of replacing, 
amounting to £12 18s. Od., was borne by the Watch Committee. 

Prior to the falling due of the renewal premiums for insurance of 
the Permanent Collection against fire, I entered into negotiations 
with the offices concerned, with a view to a revision of the rate 
charged, having regard to the exceptional character of the risk. 
Eventually, I was able to obtain an abatement of Is. per cent., which 
will result in a saving of £68 on the total annual premium. The 
sum for which the Permanent Collection is now insured, including 
£:j,100 added during the year, is £136,562, 

My attention having been drawn to a clause in the new Copyright 
Bill, which was calculated to prejudice and perhaps destroy the 
Corporation's copyright in pictures in the Gallery, I approached 
the Imperial Arts League with a view to protective action, and, at a 
conference on the subject held at Leighton House, at which there 
was a representative gathering, I was appointed on a Sub-Committee 
to take such steps as were possible to get the Bill amended. Lord 



ART GALLERY. 69 

Redesdale and other influential personages took the matter up, and 
Sir John Simon, with whom I had an interview through the good 
offices of Colonel W. Hall Walker, M.P. (Deputy-Chairman of the 
Ait and Exhibitions Sub-Committee), undertook to give the matter 
favourable consideration. Eventually, the objectionable clause 
was dropped, on the motiou of the Earl of Derby. 

With the sanction of the Committee, I attended the meeting of 
the Museums Association at Brighton, on 10th to 14th July, and, 
while there, being requested to contribute a paper to the proceedings, 
I wrote one on " The Functions and Scope of a Municipal Art 
Museum," which provoked considerable useful discussion, and was 
afterwards published in the proceedings of the Association in 
January, 1912. (Vol. II., No. 7, page 193.) 

In the course of the year, the No. 5 Loan Collection of Turner 
Drawings, lent by the National Gallery in 1909, was returned. 

Twelve casts of antique statuary were transferred to the City 
School of Art, and the Model of Rome was removed from the East 
Back Room, prior to the alterations which have been referred to. 

The care of the Permanent Collection has been greatly facilitated 
by the new and capacious gilders' room, constructed in 1909. During 
the year the following special work has been done: — 

No. 269, Portrait of Alderman W. Bennett, by W. B. 
Boadle, was repaired by the artist. 

New frames were provided for No. 407, 11. L. Elmes 
(Engraving), by T. Oldham Barlow, R.A. (also new mount); 
39 Etchings and Mezzotints, by John Finnie; 25 Liverpool 
Sketch Club Drawings; 39 Hunt Drawings. 

The following were mounted: -39 Finnie Etchings and 
Mezzotints; 143 Hunt Drawings; 02 Liverpool Sketch Club 
Drawings. 

The frames of the following were repaired and re-gilt: — 
No. 893, "Kittie," by Frederick Sandys; No. 055, "The 
Widower," by Sir Luke Fildes, R.A. ; No. 330, "Tried 



70 AJIT GALLERY. 

Friends," by W. Huggins; No. 387, " Interior of a Butcher's 
Shop," by Jan Steen ; No. 285, " Venus beseeching Vulcan " ; 
No. 47, "Farm Buildings," by Patrick Nasmyth ; No. 897, 
" White Pike, Brougliton Moor," by D. A. Williamson (also 
new mount) ; No. 357, " The Progress of Intemperance " 
("Sick and Repentant," "The Ruined Family," "The 
Expectant Wife," and " The Robber," from this series), by 
E. V. Rippingille. 

Three pedestals and six small oak block plinths, for the 
display of sculpture, were provided ; also four screens and two 
pedestals with attached revolving frames, for the display of 
reproductions. 

Four screens were also provided, and two pedestals and 
attached revolving frames for the display of reproductions. 

Under the Agreement witli the Trustees of the Royal Institution, 
the work of conserving the Roscoe Collection made further progress. 
Twelve works were cleaned and repaired, and tlie frames re-gilt. 
The cost of this work amounted to £108 14s. 8d. 

The pictures in the Branch Libraries were inspected. Inscrip- 
tions were written on the frames or mounts of 346 pictures, etc. 

The attendances of students during the year numbered 1,099. 
Twelve new students' tickets were granted. 

During the year pictures have been lent to the following: — 
Royal Academy of Arts, London; Royal Scottish Academy, 
Edinburgh; Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts; Scottish 
Exhibition of National History, Art, and Industry, Glasgow; 
The Coronation Exhibition, London; The International Society of 
Sculptors, Painters, and Gravers, London; Royal Birmingham 
Society of Artists; The Canadian National Exhibition of Toronto; 
and the Art Galleries of the following Corporations: — Aberdeen, 
Blackpool, Bury, Leeds, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Wallasey, and 
York. 







Bcnis Eden] [Purchased under Derby Segues*. 

GRISELDA AT "THE WHEATSHEAF." 



ART GALLERY. 71 

The following additions to i lie Permanent Collection were made 
during the year : 

i. — By Purchase from the Autumn Exhibition. 

" St. Paul's from the River — Morning Sun " (oil), by Henri le 
Sidaner. 

"April" (oil), by S. J. Lamorna Birch. 

"A Theme " (oil), by T. E. Mostyn.. 
*" Griselda at the Wheatsheaf " (oil), by Denis Eden. 

" Won't you come too ? " (water-colour), by W. II. Margetson. 

" Richmond " (water-colour), by A. W. Rich. 

" Sailing Ships " (water-colour), by J. E. Southall. 
*" Chasing the Fleet-foot Roe " (water-colour), by Charles Sims, 
A.R.A. 

" Bon Jour! " (miniature), by Miss Bess Norriss. 

" Highland Shearing " (pastel), by J. R. K. Duff. 

" Mon petit ebon " (bronze), by Miss K. E. Wallis. 

" Head of Cupid " (marble), by W. J. McLean. 

" The Picture Book " (bronze), by Herman Xeujd. 

" Echo " (bronze), by Miss L E. C. Maryon. 

" Mother and Child " (bronze), by Charles Ricketts. 

"The Hum of the Wild Bee" (drawing), by Miss Katberine 
Cameron. 

" The Poisoner " (drawing), by Sydney Joseph. 
"The Etcher" (lithograph), by A. S. Hartrick. 
"Professor Tindall ' (lithograph), by J. McClure Hamilton. 
" Musicians " (lithograph), by John Copley. 
" The Tramp " (lithograph), by Miss E. A. Hope. 
" II Ponte, Venice " (lithograph), by J. Kerr Lawson. 
" A Seaboard Hamlet, Norfolk " (etching), by Martin Hardie. 
"Place du Bourg, Bruges" and " Qnai Long, Bruges" 
(etchings), by Frank M. Armington. 



72 AUT GAT.T.ERY. 

" Poole Harbour " (aquatint), by C. H. Basket! 

"The Beguinage, Bruges — Moonlight" (colour print), by 
Frederick Marriott. 

"The Palace Gardens, Venice" and "The Ducal Palace, 
Venice " (colour prints,) by Charles H. Mackie. 

" Swan and Cygnets " (colour print), by W. Giles. 

" St. Ives Bay " (colour print), by Sydney Lee. 

" Waterloo Bridge " (colour print), by E. L. Laurenson. 

" Les pommes de terre " (woodcut), by Paul E. Colin. 

" On decharge " (woodcut), by Paul E. Colin. 

" Les Foins dans les Vosges " (woodcut), by Paul E. Colin. 

" La Moisson a Domremy (Meuse) " (woodcut), by Paul E. Colin. 

" Le Troupeau " (woodcut), by Paul E. Colin. 

Three vases by the Pilkington Tile and Pottery Co., Ltd. 

Two vases by the Ashby Potters' Guild. 

* Bought under the terms of the Lord Derby Bequest. 

2. — By Purchase. 

" More complimentary than it seems " (original pen drawing), by 
G. du Maurier. 

" Portrait of a Lady " (miniature), by Thomas Hargreaves. 

Portfolio of reproductions " Masterpieces of Miniature 
Painting." 

"White Pike, Broughton Moor" (water-colour), by D. A. 
Williamson. 

" Holyrood Palace," and "The Canongate, Edinburgh" (pencil 
and wash drawings), by Edwin Moore. 

3. — By Donation. 

"Till death us do part " (oil), by Sigismund Goetze ; presented 
by an anonymous donor. 

" Wensleydale " (oil), by D. A. Williamson; presented by 
Councillors Joseph Bibby, J. P., and F. C. Bowring, J. P. 







/. €■ Southall.] 



[Purchased 



SAILING SHIPS. 



ART GALLERY. 73 

" The Great Gale of January, 1S:'>!J " (oil painting, attributed to 
Samuel Walters); presented by H. Noel French, Esq., on behalf of 
the Shareholders of the Liverpool Steam Tug Co., Ltd. 

"A Sunny October Morning:*' (oil), by Thomas Iluson, P.I., 
" Scene in the Vale of Conway " (oil), by John Finnie, P.E., and 
" Women of Phoenicia " (oil), by Robert Fowler, R.I. : presented by 
Arthur Cxeddes, Esq. 

" Fantine " (oil), by Miss Bernardine Hall; presented as 
Executor by Douglas 13. Hall, Esq., M.P. 

" Wallasey Marsh " (oil), by William Davis ; presented by Tames 
King, Esq. 

"Near Lever Park," "Pivington Lakes," "Lever Park, 
Pivington," " Rivington Church," and " View of Pivington " 
(water-colour drawings), by Sir Alfred East, A. P. A., P.R.B.A. ; 
presented by Sir W. H. Lever, Part. 

"A Sussex Village" (water-colour), by Vivian Polt ; presented 
by Miss Anna Thompson. 

" Kittie " (crayon), by Frederick Sandys; presented by Miss 
Ellen Ellis. 

" Pontoise, France " (two drawings — one pencil and one water- 
colour), by Ambrose Poynter ; presented by Miss H. M. Poynter. 

" The late J. Campbell Brown, D.Sc, LL.D., Professor of 
Chemistry, University of Liverpool " (marble bust), by Charles J. 
Allen; presented by Mrs. Campbell >Brown. 

Forty etchings and mezzotints, by John Finnie, P.E. ; presented 
by Dr. H. Nazeby Harrington, in order to show his appreciation of 
the recent development of the Black and White Section in this 
Gallery, and with a view of including, as far as possible, an adequate 
representation of the copperplate work of the artist. 

" Encombe Woods," the original etched copperplate by Sir F. 
Seymour Haden, P. P.E. ; presented on behalf of the Executors of 
the Artist by Dr. H. Xazebv Harrington. 



74 ART GALLERY. 

"The Celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of H.M. Queen 
Victoria at St. Paul's Cathedral, 22nd June, 1897 " (photogravure 
alter the painting by Andrew C. Grow, R.A.); presented by Henry 
Clarke, Esq. 

Parts IV and V, Reproductions of prints, third series; presented 
by the Trustees of the British Museum. 

4. — By Bequest. 

Portrait of the late H. Stacy Marks, P. A. (oil), by \V. W. < hiless, 
P. A. ; bequeathed by Mrs. 11. Stacy Marks. 

5. — Deposited on Loan. 

By John Elliot, Esq., J. P., " Cattle with Landscape," and " Lions 
and Boa-constrictor," by W. Huggins. 

By Victor C. Haag, Esq., "A Bridal Procession at Damascus" 
(water-colour), by Carl Haag, P.W.S. 

By 0. S. Pilkington, Esq., "The Virgin and Child," by Cima ; 
" The Virgin and Child," Flemish School; " The Holy Family," by 
Andrea del Sarto ; " Blue Boy," by Carlo Dolci. 

By Messrs. Lindsay, Howe & Co., on behalf of A. Rainy, Esq., 
" Mr. Adam Rolland, of Gask " (oil), by Sir Henry Raeburn, P. A. 

The Permanent Collection has thus, during 1911, been enriched 
(apart from pictures lent) by the addition of 111 works, viz. : — 

By Deceased Artists. 

5 paintings in oil. 

2 ,, water-colour. 
1 miniature. 

1 crayon drawing. 

1 pen drawing. 

3 pencil and wash drawings. 
40 etchings and mezzotints. 

1 etched copperplate. 



ART GALLERY. 75 

By Living Artists. 

8 paintings in oil. 
11 ,, water-colour. 

1 picture in pastel. 
1 pencil drawing. 

1 miniature. 

2 marble busts. 

4 bronze statuettes. 

5 lithographs. 

3 etchings. 
1 aquatint. 

6" colour prints. 

5 woodcuts. 

1 photogravure. 

5 keramic pieces. 

3 portfolios of prints. 



Ill 



All the purchases were made, as in previous years, from profits 
earned by the Autumn Exhibition account; no money from the 
rates having for many years been expended in the purchase of works 
of art for the Permanent Collection. The annual Exhibition 
surplus has, for a good many years, been steadily dwindling, in 
harmony with the general experience of Art Exhibitions : the 
result probably of the increase of counter-attractions; and, as 
a result, the Committee is no longer able to deal adequately with 
the duty of enriching the Permanent Collection with new 
acquisitions. It is a necessary matter of policy that the money 
earned by the Exhibitions should be spent in them, but, as no fund 
whatever is provided for purchases, apart from the small income of 
the Derby Bequest, which is especially set apart for the encourage- 
ment of rising artists, the Committee has found it necessary to divert 



76 ART GALLERY. 

a considerable amount for the acquisition of older works, chiefly 
by local artists. In this way, there have been purchased during the 
year 1 water-colour, 1 miniature, •'! pencil and pen drawings, and 
a portfolio of reproductions. 

Cordial thanks are due to a number of generous donors (a list of 
wltom is given above) who have added some very desirable works to 
the Permanent Collection. 

Acknowledgments are also due to the kind lenders of several very 
important works especially a particularly choice example of 
the Art of Sir Henry Raeburn, hitherto unrepresented in the 
Gallery. 

There are now 1,270 items in the list of the Permanent Collection, 
of which 117 are at present on loan to public buildings in the City, 
viz., Town Hall, 25; Xewsham House, 24; Central Library, 20: 
Kirkdale Library, 9; Everton Library, 7: Wavertree Library, 12: 
Toxteth Library, 4; St. Martin's Hall, 1; Calderstones House, 14: 
Museum, 1. 

The Galleries were opened on Saturday evenings until 8 o'clock 
during the months of ( October to May, inclusive, ami also on Sundays 
from 2 to 4-30 p.m. dining the same period. 

During the year, rooms have been used for the following special 
exhibitions : — 

1. Exhibition of pictures by H. Clarence AVliaite, P.lt.C.A.. 
RAV.S., from 28th January to 11th February. 

2. Exhibition of work by students of the Liverpool City 
School of Art, from 28th January to 11th February. 

•j. The Northern Photographic Exhibition, from 3rd to 18th 
March. 

4. Forty-first Annual Autumn Exhibition of Modern Art, 
from 23rd September, 1911, to 8th January, 1912. 



ART GALLERY. 77 

The Autumn Exhibition was open during til days and 59 evenings, 
from 23rd September, 1911, to Otli January, 1912. The catalogue 
comprised 2,540 items, as against 2,445 iu 1910, and the collection 
was similar in plan to that of 1910, including amongst its special 
features a room devoted to Continental art, a complete exhibition of 
works (102 in number) by members of the Royal Society of 
Miniature Painters, a very important black and white section, 
including' lithographs by members of the Senefelder Club, and 
collective exhibitions of works by members of the Pastel Society 
and the Society of Graver-Printers in Colour. 

The Continental Section, which was shown in Boom li, included a 
special exhibit of Swedish pictures, 21 in number, which with 28 
etchings, etc., formed a collection representative of the art of the 
day in that country. For this interesting novelty we were indebted 
to the kind co-operation of Mr. H. 1). Roberts, Director of the 
Public Library. Museums, and Pine Art Galleries, Brighton; the 
pictures being selected from those at the Swedish Exhibition held 
during the earlier months of the year at the Brighton Gallery. 

A special exhibition of paintings by Mr. T. E. Mostyn, of 27 items, 
which was arranged in Boom 4, proved a most attractive novelty. 
This innovation, which was strenuously opposed and adversely 
criticised by a number of those connected with the exhibition, and 
especially by the professional members of the Hanging Committee, 
showed emphatically the desirability of getting away as far as 
possible in future exhibitions from the indefinite, miscellaneous 
character, which has become a tradition. 

The Subscription Banquet at the opening of the exhibition, 
instituted in 1909, was repeated on 21st September with great 
success, there being 110 ladies and gentlemen present, including the 
Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress of Liverpool, the Lord Mayor 
and the Lady Mayoress of Manchester, Sir W. H. Lever, Bart., 
Mr. J. Y. Dawbarn, M.A. (President of the Liverpool Academy), 
and Mr. E. A. Hornel. 



78 ART GALLERY. 

A painting commemorative of the occasion was voluntarily under- 
taken by Mr. Arthur J. Lyons, of Paris, on the suggestion of the 
Chairman of the Sub-Committee, and this, which contains the 
portraits of over 50 well-known Liverpool people, was offered by 
subscribers, and accepted as a gift to the Art Gallery. The subject, 
an extremely difficult one, was handled with great ability by 
Mr. Lyons, who has specialised in compositions of this kind. 
Opinions vary as to his success, but those which were unfavourable 
may. perhaps, have been due to the natural distrust of anything 
unusual in pictorial art — which similarly found expression when 
Rembrandt produced his so-called "Night Watch," in which he 
disregarded the arid conventions regulating such pictures. It is to 
be regretted that, as the picture was intended for the Permanent 
Collection, the subscription list was not such as to justify the artist 
in spending a month or two longer in doing his utmost to make it 
worthy of his reputation. 

386 works were sold, the catalogue juices of which amounted to 
£8,394 (is. (id. This shows a very gratifying improvement, the 
total being more than double that of the previous year, and larger 
than that of any year since 1900. 

In addition to the official catalogue, an illustrated one was. as 
usual, published by Messrs. D. Harpies & Co. The Committee had 
valuable professional assistance in the preparation of the Autumn 
Exhibition from Messrs. Adrian Stokes, A. P. A., E. A. liornel, and 
AdolphC. Meyer, A.P.E. 

The attendance of the public at the Exhibition was somewhat 
less than that of the previous year. This may, in part, be attributed 
to the shorter duration of the Exhibition, due to the delay in opening 
it, caused by the Railway Strike, which prevented pictures being 
brought from London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, &c. There is, how- 
ever, a general shrinkage in attendance at all exhibitions in recent 
years, but it may be noted that, as regards the Autumn Exhibition, 
the falling off during the last two years coincides with the great 




Charles J. Jllen.] 



[Presented by <J!tCrs. Campbell {T)rou)n. 



THE LATE J. CAMPBELL BROWN. D.Sc. LL.D. (Marble Bus..) 



ART GALLERY. 79 

reduction in advertising on hoardings, and otherwise. The figures 

for 1911 are as follows : — 

At one shilling (91 days) 19,036 

At sixpence (48 evenings) 8,085 

At threepence (11 evenings) 7,572 

Miscella neons 579 

^5, 872 

School Tickets : — 

At two shillings (admitting 24 scholars 
and a teacher) 294 tickets, representing 
an attendance of 7,350 

Season Ticket Holders: — 

Gentlemen (5s.) 162 

Ladies (3s. 6d.) 728 

Students, &c. (2s. (3d.) 2,314 

Complimentary 050 



47,(170 



Season ticket holders' soirees were held on 22nd September and 
8th January, at the former of which there were present the Bight 
Honourable the Lord Mayor, the Lady Mayoress, and other civic 
dignitaries. On each occasion there was a programme of vocal and 
instrumental music. 

The interesting series of Friday afternoon "Talks " on art 
subjects was discontinued, because I found it impossible to obtain 
a sufficient number of volunteers to form a programme. I was, 
however, fortunate in obtaining one very eminent volunteer in the 
person of my friend, Mr. Gr. Bernard Shaw, who visited Liverpool 
specially to give a " Talk " on Friday, 29th December. It was 
unwillingly and with regret that I gave up the " Talks," for I should 
rather have wished to extend the idea, which proved most acceptable 
to the public, by having such things in the evenings as well as in 
the afternoons. If an attraction of this kind could be provided, it 



80 ART GALLERY. 

would <ln much 1o improve attendance at, and interest in, the 
exhibition. It is not, however, possible to do so without some 
expenditure of money. 

On 18th October, a miniature Xo. 1,993 " Fiona " by Miss E. 
Macpherson was stolen by some visitor to the exhibition, and 
1 hough every possible effort was made, with the assistance of the 
police, to detect the thief, no clue was obtained. 

On 5th July a proposal to hold an Art Union in connection 
with the Autumn Exhibition was approved by the City Council. 
and a Committee was formed, with the Eight Honourable the 
Lord Mayor as President, and Councillor P. Charles Kelly as 
Chairman, to carry on the enterprise, which had for its sole object 
to aid the Autumn Exhibition by increasing the sales. The project, 
after it had been launched, met with a good deal of unexpected 
opposition, and this, combined with the delays thereby caused, 
greatly hampered the Committee in its work. The sale of tickets 
was, however, considerable, the total amount taken being 
£1,108 12s. 5d., and out of this although the preliminary expen- 
diture, much of which was in the nature of capital outlay, was 
necessarily very heavy — the Committee were eventually able to give 
40 prizes, with which the winning ticket holders purchased from the 
Autumn Exhibition To works of the total catalogue value of 
£635 3s. (id. 

By the much-regretted death of Alderman Stolterfoht, on 8th 
March, the Art and Exhibitions Sub-Committee lost a valued 
member since 1896, who had, since 1899, acted as Hon. Treasurer of 
the Autumn Exhibition account. On 24th April, Mr. William 
Evans was elected to succeed him in that capacity. 

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LORD MAYOR. 

Committee : 

ALDERMAN FRANK J. LESLIE, F.R.G.S., CHAIRMAN. 
RICHARD CATON, ESQ., M.D., LL.D., J.P., DEPUTY-CHAIRMAN. 

FRANCIS W. BAILEY, ESQ., M.R.C.S. 

(Chairman, Lectures Sub-Committee.) 
PROF. R. C. BOSANQUET, M.A., F.S.A. 
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JOHN BYRNE, ESQ., J.P. 
ALDERMAN A. COMMINS, LL.D. 
ALDERMAN A. CROSTHWAITE, J.P. 

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FORWOOD, D.L., J.P. 

ERNEST C. GIVEN, ESQ., M.I.C.E. 
{Chairman, Libraries and Reading Rooms 
Sub-Committee.) 
ALFRED GRIFFITHS, Esq. 
FRANCIS J. HARFORD, ESQ., J.P. 

PROF. W. A. HERDMAN, D.Sc, F.R.S. 
(Deputy-ChairmanMnseums Sub-Committee) 



ROBERT C. HERMAN, ESQ. 
PHILIP DURNING HOLT, ESQ. 
C. SYDNEY JONES, ESQ.,M.A. 
P. CHARLES KELLY, ESQ. 
REGINALD G. LAYTON, ESQ. 

ALDERMAN JOHN LEA, J.P., 

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PROFESSOR A. M. PATERSON, M.D. 

HERBERT R. RATHBONE, ESQ., B.A. 

(Chairman, Museums Sub-Committee.) 

RONALD STEWART-BROWN, ESQ., 

M.A., F.S.A. 

( Dep uty-Cha irman , L > braries 

Sub-Committee). 

COLONEL W. HALL WALKER, M.P. 

[Deputy-Chairman, Arts and Exhibitions 

Sub-Committee) 



Advisory Members of Museums Committee : 



ARTHUR H. ARKLE, Esq. 

Prof. JOHN GARSTANG, D.Sc, MA 
B.Litt. 



ROBERT GLADSTONE, Inn., Esq., 

B.C.L, M.A. 



Prof. JOHN LINTON MYP.ES, .M.A. 
Prof. PERCY E. NEWBERRY, M.A. 



Cfcitf ff ibtavinn : 
GEORGE T. SHAW. 

jStputii-Yibrarian : 
HENRY E. CURRAN. 

4'iuaior of HI us turns • 
JOSEPH A. CLUBB, D.Sc. 

IBtputn-C niatot of Jtlustnms : 
P. ENTWISTLE, F.R.A.I. 

Curator of the ifilallur Jet Orallmi : 

E. RIMBAULT DIBDIN. 

Assistant (lurator. HB»Iket Art <$aUcri> : 

ARTHUR G. QUIGLEY. 



CHAIRMAN'S PREFACE. 



With this volume the Library, Museum and Arts Committee 
may be said to have reached their Diamond Jubilee, for it forms 
the Sixtieth Annual Report of their work. The steady progress 
of that work, and the way in which, year by year, the departments 
under their charge have been made more and more useful to the 
community, appear in the interesting Historical Summary, prepared 
by the Chief Librarian, on pages 7 to 14 of his Report. 

It is a happy circumstance that the donors to whose generosity 
we owe the inception of the three branches which are served by the 
Committee's Institutions in William Brown Street, the 13th Earl 
of Derby, Sir William Brown, and Sir Andrew Walker, are all 
to-day represented on the Committee by their descendants, the 
17th Earl of Derby, Mr. Ronald Stewart-Brown, and Colonel W. 
Hall Walker. In this fact there is security that in the development 
of those Institutions the original intentions of the benefactors are 
being duly respected. 

The work has grown beyond any anticipations which those 
benefactors could have formed. It was said years ago that a 
Library could be fairly representative of all branches of literature 
when it reached 10,000 carefully selected volumes. But that 
number of volumes are issued every day in our Libraries, while the 
Museums and Art Gallery are visited by nearly a million persons 
in the course of a year. 

One very satisfactory feature in the Library statistics is the 
greatly increased issues, nearly 84,000 volumes more than last year, 
to juvenile readers. There are now 19,500 children holding 
Reader's Tickets in the Lending Libraries, and although a large 
proportion of the books they take out come under the heading of 
fiction, last year 414,000 volumes were in other departments, more 
than half of these being books of Travel, History, Biography and 
Fine Arts. 



4 CHAIRMAN S PREFACE. 

A notable event of the year was the visit of the Library Associa- 
tion in September, after an interval of twenty-nine years since 
their last meeting here. They expressed their admiration of our 
system of Lending Libraries and Eeading Kooins, more complete, 
in their opinion, than in any City they had visited. A number of 
American Librarians were present, and they were specially 
interested in the close co-operation which now exists between our 
Branch Libraries and the neighbouring schools, by which on certain 
days in the week whole classes are taken to the Libraries for an 
object lesson in the use of books. They told us that in that respect 
we were ahead of anything which has been attempted in the 
United States. 

The lieport of the Museum Curator shows also the educational 
work which is being done there in direct partnership with the 
Schools. The Schools Loan Collections, comprising over 1,000 
scientific objects, now circulate among 103 of our Elementary 
Schools, and, in addition, daily visits are paid to the Museum by 
school classes and their teachers. Over 1,500 Secondary School 
and University Students also attended at the Museum during the 
year for special work on Students' days. Numerous school classes, 
and many students, have also made use of the Art Gallery. 

1 especially emphasize these growing uses of the three 
buildings, because they confirm and strengthen the view I have 
always held that familiarity with the City's splendid literary, 
scientific and art collections should be a recognised part of our 
educational system, and that the earlier in a child's school life 
it is taken in hand, the better. 

The Local History Gallery in the Museum has grown to an extent 
which delights those who are interested in the story of our City. 
I would earnestly appeal to all who have in their possession objects 
which illustrate that story, to consider whether they cannot deposit 
them with us, as gifts or as loans. I venture to think that no better 
way can be found of inspiring civic pride and patriotism in our 
future citizens than by showing them, as children, the living history 
of the City, brought together in such a Gallery. 



CHAIRMAN S PREFACE. O 

In the Art Gallery our gratitude is due for many valuable gifts, 
which have, with the purchases, added 40 more items to the 
Permanent Collection. Towards the urgently needed extension 
of the Gallery the late Mr. Thomas Bartlett's legacy of £10,000 
is a welcome and important contribution. There is now ample 
land for the extension in the hands of the Corporation, designs 
have been prepared, and it is to be hoped that there may be no long 
delay before a beginning is made. 

The revised Catalogiies of the Libraries and the Art Gallery, and 
the popular Guides to the Museums, are making good progress. 
These are very necessary features in the general scheme of in- 
creasing the popularity and usefulness of all the Institutions. 

FRANK J. LESLIE, 

CJi a inn an. 



7 
HISTORICAL SUMMARY. 



1848 Suggestion by the Rev. Canon A. Hume at a meeting of the Roscoe Club, 
February 1848, that a Free Public Library be established in Liverpool. 

1850 Committee appointed by Town Council, 3rd April, on the motion of 

Councillor James A. Picton, to consider and report upon the establish- 
ment of a Public Library for Liverpool. 

Negotiations with the Trustees of the Eoyal Institution, Colquitt Street, 
and Report of the Provisional Committee, 4th September, recom- 
mending that an Act of Parliament be obtained for the transfer of 
the Royal Institution and its contents (paintings, casts, natural history 
specimens, books, etc.) to the Corporation, and that a Public Library, 
Museum, and Gallery of Art be established in that building. 

An Association of Citizens formed, 10th December, to promote the 
formation of the proposed Library, Museum, and Gaiiery oi Arc, 
and to solicit subscriptions, books, and specimens. 

1851 The Bequest by the Right Honourable Edward-Smith. 13th Earl of Derby, 

k.g., f.l.s., of his collections of Natural History Specimens intimated 
to the Corporation of Liverpool by the Kiglit Honourable Edward- 
Geoffrey, 14th Earl of Derby, k.g., f.l.s. 

Mr. Thomas J. Moore appointed first Curator of the Museum. 

The "Liverpool Royal Institution (Transfer of Property) Bill" sub- 
mitted to Parliament and withdrawn, May 1851. 

The purchase of the Union News Room, Duke Street, for the purposes 
of a Library and Museum decided upon, 9th September. 

1852 Act of Parliament, 3rd May, to establish a Public Library, Museum, 

and Gallery of Art, and to provide Public Lectures. Councillor James 
Allanson Picton became first Chairman of the Library, Museum, and 
Aits Committee. 

Mr. John Stuart Dalton appointed first Chief Librarian. 

Collection of maps, views, portraits, documents, etc. illustrative of 

the history of Lancashire (particularly Liverpool), purchased from 

the Executors of Mr. Thomas Binns. 

Reference Library, Duke Street, opened by the Mayor of Liverpool 
(Councillor Thomas Littledale), October 18th. The Library, Museum, 
and Arts Committee were also charged with the management and 
maintenance of the Botanic Gardens and Park. 

1853 The Museum of Natural History, bequeathed to the town by the Earl of 

Derby, was opened to the public by the Mayor of Liverpool (Councillor 
Samuel Holme), Duke Street, 8th' March. 

Two Branch Lending Libraries opened : in (1) the North Corporation 
Schools, Bevington Bush, 18th October; and (2) the South Corporation 
Schools, Park Lane, 1st November. 

1854 A Superintendent of Branch Libraries decided upon. Mr. W. Roulston 

appointed. 

The South Branch Lending Library transferred from the South 
Corporation Schools to premises in Hardy Street, December 1854. 

1855 Parliamentary powers obtained, 16th July, to appropriate a site in Shaw's 

Brow (now William Brown Street) on which to erect a new Public 
Library and Museum building. 

The North Branch Lending Library transferred from the North Corporation 
Schools to special premises in Great Nelson Street, June 1855. 

1856 Offer of Mr. William Brown, m.p., Merchant of Liverpool, to erect a 

new Public Library and Museum on Shaw's Brow. 



8 HISTORICAL SUMMARY. 

1857 Books for the Blind provided and circulated for the first time from the 

Lending Branches. 
Foundation stone of new Library and Museum on Shaw's Brow laid by 

Mr. William Brown, m.f., 15th April. 
The " Savage " Collection of Ethnography purchased for the Museums. 

1858 The South Branch Lending Library transferred from Hardy Street to 

special premises in Upper Parliament Street. 

1859 Standard music provided and circulated for the first time from the 

Branch Libraries. 
New building erected in Great Nelson Street, providing additional 
accommodation for the North Branch Lending Library. 

1860 The Brown Library and Museum, Shaw's Brow, formally opened by 

Mr. William Brown (afterwards Sir William Brown, Bart.), 18th 
October. The Library was transferred from the old building in Duke 
Street, and opened for public service on 3rd December. 
Gift of .£1,000 by Mr. Joseph Shipley (of Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A., 
and formerly of the firm of Brown, Shipley, and Co., Liverpool) for 
the purchase of important books for the Reference Library. 

1862 The administration of the Botanic Gardens and Park transferred to the 

Finance Committee. 

1863 Mr. Peter Cowell appointed Superintendent of Branch Libraries, in 

succession to Mr. W. Roulston, resigned. 

1865 Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales visited the 

Library and Museum, 31st October. 
Lectures Sub-Committee appointed. 
First group of British Birds (Common Bald Coot) with natural 

surroundings, prepared in the Liverpool Museum, and exhibited at 

the British Association Meeting, Birmingham. 

1866 Mr. George Hudson appointed Chief Librarian, in succession to Mr. John 

Stuart Dalton, deceased. 
The Corporation Free Lectures inaugurated, January 1866. 

1867 Councillor Edward Samuelson, j.p., elected first Chairman of the Lectures 

Sub-Committee. 

The "Mayer " Collection, presented to the town by Mr. Joseph Mayer, f.s.a. 

Bequest to the Museum by Mr. William Tyrer Gerrard of a collection 
of Natural History Specimens from Madagascar. 

1869 A large and important collection of Shells presented to the Museum by 

Mr. Samuel Smith per the Rev. H. H. Higgins. 
An extensive series of fossils from the coal measures , chiefly from the 

Railway excavation at Ravenhead, presented to the Museum by the 

Rev. H. H. Higgins. 
1871 Bequest to the Museum by Mr. John Mather of a collection of Miniatures, 

etc., relating to the Bonaparte Family. 
The First Autumn Exhibition of Pictures opened 4th September, closed 

18th November, and continued annually in the Museum building 

until 1876. 
Councillor Edward Samuelson, j.p., elected first Chairman of the Fine 

Arts Sub-Committee. 

1873 Councillor Joseph Armstrong elected Chairman of the Lectures Sub- 

Committee, in succession to Councillor Samuelson. 
Councillor Andrew B. Walker, Mayor of Liverpool (afterwards Sir 
Andrew Barclay Walker, Bart.) offered to devote the sum of i220,000 
to the erection of an Art Gallery. 

1874 Foundation Stone of the Walker Art Gallery laid by H.R.H. the Duke 

of Edinburgh, 28th September. 



HISTORICAL SUMMARY. 9 

1875 Mr. Peter Cowell appointed Chief Librarian, iu succession to Mr. George 

Hudson, deceased. 

Foundation Stone of Picton Reading Room, William Brown Street, 
laid by Councillor James A. Picton, j.i\, f.s.a., Chairman of the 
Library, Museum, and Arts Committee, 2nd December. 

1876 The Chairman of the Museum Sub-Committee (Rev. H. H. Higgius) and 

two assistants took part in an Expedition to the West Indies on the 
Steam Yacht " Argo " for the purpose of collecting marine specimens 
of Natural History, on the invitation of Mr. R. Cholmondelev, of 
Condover Hall, Salop. 

1877 Councillor Thomas Holder, j.p., elected Chairman of the Lectures Sub- 

Committee, in succession to Councillor J. Armstrong. 

The Rutter-Phillips collection of Minerals presented to the Museum 

by the Liverpool Medical Institution. 
Mr. Charles Dyall appointed first Curator of the Walker Art Gallery. 
The Walker Art Gallery opened by the Right Honourable Edward-Henry, 

loth Earl of Derby, k.g., 6th September. 

The Seventh Autumn Exhibition of Modern Art opened in the Walker 
Art Gallery, 8th September. 

1879 The office of Superintendent of Branch Libraries abolished, and the duties 

transferred to the Chief Librarian. 

The Picton Reading Room, William Brown Street (adjoining the 
Brown Library and Museum) opened by the Mayor of Liverpool, 
Mr. Thomas B. Royden (afterwards Sir Thomas Rovden, Bart ) 
8th October. ' 

Mr. Charles T. Gatty appointed Curator of the "Mayer" Museum. 

1880 Councillor William J. Lunt elected Chairman of the Lectures Sub-Committee, 

in succession to Councillor T. Holder, retired. 

1881 Temporary Annexe to hold the Museum Ethnographical Collections built 

at the rear of the Walker Art Gallery. 

Extension of the Walker Art Gallery determined upon by the City 
Council. 

1882 Inauguration of the Picton Lecture Hall for Free Lectures, 3rd January. 

The Hall is constructed in the basement of the Picton Reading Room, 
and was first styled the Rotunda Lecture Hall. 

1883 Newspapers provided for the first time in the Reference Library. 

The Library Association of the United Kingdom held their 6th Annual 
Meeting in the Reference Library, llth-14th September, under the 
Presidency of Sir James A. Picton, j.p., f.s.a., Chairman of the 
Library, Museum, and Arts Committee. 

1884 Evening Reading Rooms opened in five Schoolrooms: Stanley Road, 

Queen's Road, Chatsworth Street, Wellington Road, Low Hill. (In 
consequence of the subsequent establishment of Branch Libraries in 
the several districts, these Reading Rooms, excepting that in 
Chatsworth Street Council School, have since been closed.) 
First issue of the Circulating School Museum Cabinets to various Schools 
in the City, in May. 

Entire cost of the extension of Walker Art Gallery, on completion, 
defrayed by Alderman Sir Andrew Barclay Walker. The extension 
was opened 30th August. 

1885 Bequest to the Museum of the Nicholas Cooke Collection of Lepidoptera. 

1886 The Major Austin collection of Crinoids purchased for the Museum. 
Loan Exhibition of works of Art from Lancashire Collections, in the 

Walker Art Gallery 



10 HISTORICAL SUMMARY 

1886 Councillor Philip H. Rathbone, j.p., elected Chairman of the Arts and 
Exhibitions Sub-Committee ill succession to Alderman E. Samuelson, 
retired. 

18;<7 Collection of Skins and Horns of large Game Animals presented to 
Museum by Mr. St. George Littledale. 

Exhibition of pictures by the Russian artist, Vassili Verestchagin. (A 
second Exhibition by this artist was held in 1899.) 

1888 First opening of the Museums on Monday evenings from 7 to 10 during 

the winter months (October to March). 
International Photographic Exhibition held in the Walker Art Gallery 
under the auspices of the Liverpool Amateur Photographic Association. 

First Annual Meeting of the National Association for the Advancement 
of Art and its application to industry, was held in the Walker Art 
Gallery, under the Presidency of Lord Leighton, p.r.a., 3rd-7th 
December. 

1889 Alderman Edward Samuelson, j.p., elected Chairman of the Library, 

Museum, and Arts Committee, in succession to Sir James A. Pictou, 
who died on 15th July. 

Libraries and Reading Rooms Sub-Committee appointed 8th August. 

Councillor Thomas Holder, j.p., elected first Chairman. 
The Rev. Henry H. Higgins, m.a., elected first Chairman of the Museum 

and Mayer Collection Sub-Committee. 

1890 Kensington Branch Library opened by the Mayor of Liverpool, Alderman 

Thomas Hughes (afterwards Sir Thomas Hughes), 30th January. 
Alderman Sir William Bower Forwood, j.p., elected Chairman of the 

Library, Museum, and Arts Committee, in succession to AJderman 

E. Samuelson, retired. 
Councillor Andrew Commins, ll.d., m.p., elected Chairman of the 

Libraries and Reading Rooms Sub-Committee, in succession to 

Councillor Thomas Holder, j.p., retired. 
Inaugural meeting of the Museums Association held in the Museum, 

17th July, under the Presidency of the Rev. Henry H. Higgins, m.a., 

Chairman of the Museum Sub-Committee. 

1891 The Library, Museum, and Arts Committee becomes also the Technical 

Instruction authority. Sub-Committee appointed, with Councillor 

W. E. Willink, m.a., as Chairman. 
Photographic Exhibition held in the Walker Art Gallery, under the 

auspices of the Liverpool Amateur Photographic Association. 
The Permanent Collection, Walker Art Gallery, opened to the public 

on Sundays for the first time. 

1892 Councillor W. H. Picton elected Chairman of the Lectures Sub-Committee, 

in succession to Alderman Lunt, deceased- 
Reconstruction of the basement of the Brown Library : Special Reference 
Room for Specifications of Patents and Newspaper Files opened there, 
12th December. 
Exhibition of Naval and Nautical appliances, organised at the suggestion 
of the Right Hon. Sir Arthur B. Forwood, Bart., m.p., Financial 
Secretary to the Admiralty, opened by the Right Hon. Lord George 
Hamilton, m.p., First Lord of the Admiralty, 1st February. 

1893 Councillor W. H. Picton elected Chairman of the Museum and Mayer 

Collection Sub-Committee, in succession to the Rev. H. H. Higgins, 
deceased. 

Bequest to the Museum by the Right Honoxirable Edward-Henrv. loth 
Earl of Derby, k.g., of a collection of Agates, etc. 

The Roscoe Collection transferred to the Walker Art Gallery by agree- 
ment with the Trustees of the Liverpool Royal Institution. 



HISTORICAL SUMMARY. 11 

1834 Appointment of Mr. Henry O. Forbes, ll.ij., as Director of Museums, in 
succession to Mr. Thomas J. Mooie, deceased. 

The nucleus of a collection of West African Ethnographical Objects, 
presented to the Museum by Mr. A. Kidyard, Chief Engineer, Elder, 
Dempster, and Co. 

189> Central Lending Library established in the basement of the Brown 
Library building. Opened 17th June. 

Councillor Frank J Leslie, f.r.g.s., elected Chairman of the Lectures 

Sub-Committee, in succession to Councillor W. H. Picton, deceased. 
The Foundation Stone of the Everton Branch Library and Technical 

Schools laid by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool (Councillor W. H. Watts) 

on behalf of the Lord Stanley, m.p., 5th July. 
Councillor Morris P. Jones, j.p., elected Chairman of the Museum and 

Mayer Collection Sub-Committee, in succession to Councillor VV. H. 

Picton, deceased. 

Opening of the Ethnographical Gallery of the Museum by the Right 
Honourable the Lord Mayor of Liverpool (Councillor W. H. Watts.) 

1896 Councillor John Lea appointed Chairman of the Arts and Exhibitions 

Sub-Committee, in succession to Alderman Philip H. Rathbone, who died 
22nd November 1895. 

The Everton Branch Library, St. Domingo Road, opened by the Right 
Honourable Frederick-Arthur, 16th Earl of Derby, k.g., Lord Mayor 
of Liverpool, 9th October. The Library was transferred from the old 
premises in Great Nelson Street. 

The Tristram Collection of Birds jiurchased for the Museum. 

1897 Extension of Kensington Branch Library. 

The Technical Instruction Sub-Committee constituted a separate Com- 
mittee of the Council. 

Sefton Park Branch Lending Library opened in the Public Offices, Lark 
Lane, 4th October. 

Walton Blanch Library opened in the Town Hall, Walton, 11th October. 

The Seton Karr Collection of Flint Implements from Egypt purchased 
for the Museum. 

Exhibition of Pictures by the late Alfred W. Hunt, b.w.s., held in the 
Walker Art Gallery. 

1898 Foundation Stone of the Museums Extension Buildings and Technical 

School laid by Sir William Bower Forwood, d.l., j.p., Chairman ot the 
Library, Museum, and Arts Committee, 1st July. 

Expedition to the Island of Sokotra for the collection of specimens of 
Flora and Fauna. 

1899 Councillor Frank J. Leslie, f.r.g.s., elected Chairman of the Libraries 

and Reading Rooms Sub-Committee, in succession to Alderman Andrew 
ComminSj ll.d., m.p. 

Councillor Arthur Crosthwaite elected Chairman of the Lectures Sub- 
Committee in succession to Councillor F. J. Leslie. 

Alteration of the title " Museum and Mayer Collection Sub-Committee " 
to " The Museums Sub-Committee," 24th July. 

1900 Bequest by Mr. Hugh Frederick Hornby, Merchant of Liverpool, of his 

Art Library (comprising books, prints, autographs, and art bindings), 
together with ,£10,000 for the erection of a building suitable lor its 
reception. 

Alderman Joachim N. Stolterfoht elected Chairman of the Libraries 
and Reading Rooms Sub-Committee, in succession to Councillor F. J. 
Leslie, retired 



12 HISTORICAL SUMMARY. 

1900 Councillor Edwin Berry elected Chairman of the Lectures Sub- 

committee, in succession to Councillor A. Crosthwaite, elected Lord 
Mayor of Liverpool. 

1901 Key's Plenum System of Heating and Ventilation installed in the Brown 

Library and Museum, June 1901. 
Councillor Arthur Crosthwaite, j.p., elected Chairman of the Lectures 
Sub-Committee, in succession to Councillor E. Berry. 

1902 Toxteth Branch Library, Windsor Street, opened by Mr Andrew Carnegie, 

loth October. The Library was transferred from the old premises in 
Upper Parliament Street. 

Removal of plateau fronting Brown Library and Museum, and alteration of 
approaches to the building. 

Councillor J. Harrison Jones elected Chairman of the Museums Sub- 
Committee, in succession to Mr. Morris P. Jones. 

1903 The Wavertree Branch Library, Picton Road, opened by Councillor 

Robert Durning Holt, j.p., Deputy-Chairman of the Library, Museum, 
and Arts Committee, 12th May. 

1904 Opening of the Rawdon Reading Room, Breck Road, Anfield, by Councillor 

William Evans, j.p., 18th October. 
Mr. E. Rimbault Dibdin appointed Curator of the Walker Art Gallery, 

in succession to Mr. C. Dyall, retired. 
The Northern Photographic Exhibition, under the auspices of the Liverpool 

Amateur Photographic Association, held in the Walker Art Gallery, 

(This exhibition also took place in 1907 and 1911.) 

1905 The Kirkdale Branch Library, Brock Street, opened by Alderman J. N. 

Stolterfoht, Chairman of the Libraries Sub-Committee, 21st June. 

The Andrew Carnegie Branch Library, Green Lane, West Derby (the 
gift of Mr. Andrew Carnegie) opened by Sir William B. i'orwood, 
d.l., j.p., Chairman of the Library, Museum, and Arts Committee, 
27th June. 

Extension of the Museum Aquarium completed. 

Councillor William Permewan, m.d., elected Chairman of the Museums 
Sub-Committee, in succession to Councillor J. Harrison Jones, resigned. 

1906 Inauguration of the Hugh Frederick Hornby Art Library, on 26th 

October, by Mrs. Madden, of Sandown Hali, Wavertree, to whom an 
illuminated address (enclosed in silver casketj was presented by the 
Library, Museum and Arts Committee. During the ceremony a marble 
bust of the late Hugh Frederick Hornby, executed bv Mr. C. J. Allen 
on the commission of the Committee, was unveiled by Colonel H. H. 
Hornby, j.p. The Hornby Library building is an annexe to the Picton 
Reading Room. 

Opening of the New Galleries of the Museums Extension by the Right 
Honourable Frederick-Arthur, 16th Earl of Derby, k.g., 19th October. 

The Walker Art Gallery first opened to the public in the evening. The 
Gallery was first experimentally opened on Monday evenings, this 
being afterwards altered (successfully) to Saturday evenings. 

19C7 The collection of Botanical Literature forming the Library of the Liver- 
pool Botanic Gardens transferred by the Parks and Gardens Committee 
to the Reference Library. 

Dryden Street Evening Reading Room opened, 21st October. 

Councillor H. Chaloner Dowdall, m.a., b.c.l., elected Chairman of the 

Museum* Sub-Committee, in succession to Dr. Permewan. 
Exhibition of the Art of W. Holman Hunt, o.m., d.c.l., held in the 

Walker Art Gallery. 



HISTORICAL SUMMARY. 13 

1907 Memorial Exhibition of the Art of the late John Finnie, r.e., r.c.a., 

held in the Walker Art Gallery. 

Historical Exhibition of Liverpool Antiquities held in the Walker Art 
Gallery in connection with the Liverpool Sept-Centenary Celebrations. 

1908 Alderman E. W. Turner elected Chairman of the Lectures Sub-Committee 

in succession to Councillor Crosthwaite. 

Councillor Frank J. Leslie, f.rg.s., elected Chairman of the Library, 

Museum, and Arts Committee, in succession to Sir William B. 

Forwood, D.L., J. p. 
Councillor Herbert R. Rathbone, b.a., elected Chairman of the Museum! 

Sub-Committee, in succession to Councillor H. Chaloner Dowdall, 

elected Lord Mayor of Liverpool. 

Historical Exhibition of Liverpool Art held in the Walker Art Gallery. 

1909 The Garston Branch Library, Bowden Road (the grift of Mr. Andrew 

Carnegie, ll.d.), opened by Councillor F. J. Leslie, Chairman of the 
Library, Museum, and Arts Committee, 26th May- 
Mr. George Thomas Shaw appointed Chief Librarian, in succession to 
Mr. Peter Cowell, deceased. 

Establishment of Lending Libraries Depot for the circulation of special 
books and the interchange of books amongst the Lending Branches. 

The Herbarium Collection of over 40,000 specimens transferred by the 
Parks and Gardens Committee from the Botanic Gardens to the 
Museums. 

An illuminated address presented to Mr. A. Ridyard, 2nd July, in 
recognition of his gift to the Museums of numerous ethnographical 
objects and natural history specimens from the West Coast of Africa. 

1910 Councillor Richard Rutherford, j.p., elected Chairman of the Lectures 

Sub-Committee in succession to Alderman E. W. Turner, resigned. 
Inauguration by Councillor William Evans, j.p., of Branch Lending 
Library in the Rawdon Reading Room, Anfield, 3rd February. 

On 13th October, an address (enclosed in silver casket) was presented 
to Miss Mary L. Hornby, in recognition of her generous gifts during 
many years, of Braille Books for the blind. 

The Art of Albrecht Diirer, a collection brought together and arranged 
in chronological order by Sir W. Martin Conway, m.a., f.s.a., f.r.g.s., 
exhibited in the Walker Art Gallery. 

The Centenary Exhibition of the Liverpool Academy of Arts held in 
the Walker Art Gallery. 

Exhibition of Canadian Art held in the Walker Art Gallery, under the 
auspices of the Royal Canadian Academy .of Arts. 

1911 Councillor Ernest C. Given, m.i.c.e., elected Chairman of the Libraries 

and Reading Rooms Sub-Committee, in succession to Alderman J. N. 
Stolterfoht, deceased. 

Evening Reading Room, Stanley Road, opened by the Right Honourable 
the Lord Mayor of Liverpool (Councillor S. Mason Hutchinson), 
13th June. 

The New Sefton Park Branch Lending Library, Aigburth Road, opened 
on August 3rd by Mr. Andrew Carnegie, ll.d.. the donor of the 
building. The Library was transferred from the Public Offices, Lark 
Lane. 

Mr. Joseph A. Clubb, d.sc, Deputy Curator, appointed Curator of Museums 
in succession to Dr. Forbes, retired. 

Afternoon Conference of Chairmen of Museum Committees and Museum 
Curators from towns in the North of England, held in the Museums, 
18th October. 



14 HISTORICAL SUMMARY. 

1912 The Walton and Fazakerley Branch Library, Evered Avenue (the gift of 
Mr. Andrew Carnegie, ll.tk), opened by Councillor Richard Caton, 
m.d., ll.d., J. p., Deputy Chairman of the Library, Museum, and 
Arts Committee, 23rd November. The Library was transferred from 
the Walton Town Hall, Bice Lane. 

The Library Association held their 35th Annual Meeting in Liverpool, 2nd— 5th 
September, under the presidency of Councillor Frank J. Leslie, F.R.G.S., 
Chairman of the Library, Museum and Arts Committee. 

Hours of duty of Lending Libraries Staffs revised, and the services of Evening 
Assistants discontinued. 

A Legacy of £10,000 bequeathed by the late Thomas Bartlett, of 12, Pembroke 
Place, Liverpool, to be devoted to an extension of the Walker Art Gallery, 
such extension to be (if possible) indentified with the Donor's name. 

Mr. Charles Dyall, first Curator of the Walker Art Gallery, died on the 13th 
October. 



LIBRARIES. 15 



CHIEF LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. 



Gentlemen, 

I respectfully submit a report of the work of the Reference and 
Lending Libraries during the year 1912. 

The attached tables of statistics shew that 2,424,460 volumes were 
issued over the counters in the Reference Library, Lending 
Libraries, and Reading Rooms. In addition, it is estimated that 
there has been a use equal to an issue of 423,000 volumes of the 
books on open shelves in the Reference Libraiy. 

The issues in the Reference and Hornby Libraries shew an 
increase of 23,854 over those for the year 1911. The issues from 
the Lending Libraries shew a total increase over those for the 
previous year of 185,521 volumes (101,644 to adults, and 83,877 to 
juveniles). This is mainly accounted for by the fact that the 
Walton and Fazakerley and the Sefton Park Libraries were only 
open during a portion of the year 1911. There was an increased 
issue of books to adults at the Central, "West Derby, Rawdon, Sefton 
Park, and Walton Lending Libraries, and a decreased issue at the 
Toxteth, Kensington, Wavertree, Kirkdale, Everton, and Garston 
Libraries. There was an increased issue to Juveniles at all the 
Branch Libraries except Kensington, Kirkdale, and Garston. The 
Kirkdale and Kensington Branches are the only Libraries which 
shew no increase of issues to adults, juveniles, or from the Lending 
Libraries' Depot. There was an issue of 12,663 volumes from the 
Lending Libraries' Depot, shewing an increase of 1,631 issues over 
the previous year. Nearly 2,800 volumes were issued from the 
special collection of books for Blind readers — an increase of nearly 
450 volumes. 



16 libraries. 

Stocktaking 

The stock of books in the Reference Library was checked during 
the year, and a report submitted to the Committee. 

The Moore MSS and Documents. 
The Calendar of Moore MSS and Documents compiled by 
Mr. John Brownbill has been typed, and an Index is now being made. 
By arrangement between the Libraries Committee and the Record 
Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, the Calendar will be printed in 
the Transactions of that Society. 

Presentations to the Library. 
Early in the year the Committee received from the Executors of 
the late Henry Young, Bookseller, of Liverpool, the original MS 
of the Moore Rental, which that gentleman had becpueathed to the 
Public Library. 

Mr. Henry Nicholson, of Windermere, presented a handsomely- 
bound volume of letters which had passed between his kinsman 
Matthew Nicholson, of Richmond Row, Liverpool, and Mrs Felicia 
D. Hemans, her mother, and her sister Harriet Browne. 

These two volumes arc valuable historical records of Liverpool 
in the 17th and early part of the 19th centuries, and their addition 
to the important local collection already in the Library is a matter 
for sincere congratulation. 

As in former years the Committee have had the pleasure of 
expressing thanks to Miss Hornby for her generous gifts of books 
in Braille type for the use of Blind readers. 

Revision or Lending Libraries' Stocks. 
The work of improving the condition of the stock at tire Branch 
Libraries has been continued, and during the year 3,235 volumes 
were withdrawn and cancelled, while 5,172 Avorn-out volumes were 
replaced. The larger number of these volumes were from the stocks 
in the Toxteth and Everton Libraries. Needless to say, this is a 



LIBEAMES. 17 

costly work, and therefore cannot be done rapidly. The revision 
of the stocks, apart from their condition, in all the Branch Libraries 
will require careful consideration at an early date, as an effort must 
be made to make the supplies in the Libraries equal to the demands. 
Garston, with a stock for adults of 8,500 volumes, lias an issue of 
04, GOO volumes, while Rawdon, with a stock for adults of 0,300, has 
an issue of 117,800 volumes. Kirkdale, with a stock of 10,500 
volumes, issued 84,600 volumes, and Seftou Park, with a stock for 
adults of 9,250 volumes, issued 160,600 volumes. It is calculated 
that every novel in the Seftou Park Library circulated 23 times 
during the year, and at the Rawdon Branch each novel was issued 
29 times. 

Catalogues. 

A new Catalogue of the books in the Wavertree Library was 
published during the year, and Supplemental Catalogues were issued 
for the Kensington and Rawdon Libraries. 

New Catalogues of the Books for Children in the Kirkdale and 
West Derby Libraries were also published. 

Fines on Books foe Children. 

With a view to diminishing the number of Children's tickets 
detained for non-payment of fines at all the Branch Libraries, an 
arrangement has been made with the Headmasters and Head- 
mistresses of Council Schools whereby lists are sent to them regularly 
of those children in each school who are holding Library books that 
are overdue. On the receipt of the lists, the teachers request the 
children to return or renew the books, and so avoid fines. The 
arrangement has worked most successfully, and thanks are due to 
the teachers for their hearty co-operation. 

Cleaning and Painting. 

The Kirkdale, Rawdon, and West Derby Branch Libraries were 
cleaned and painted. 



18 libkaeies. 

Meeting of the Library Association 

In September, the Library Association held its 35th annual 
meeting at Liverpool by invitation of the Library, Museum, and 
Arts Committee. The Association had not visited this City since 
the year 1883. In the interval all the Branch Libraries and 
Reading Rooms have been built. The meeting was in every way a 
success, and the Members generally were favourably impressed with 
the Liverpool Public Libraries and their work. 

Free Lectures. 

The number of Free Lectures delivered during the course of the 
year was 166, one less than in 1911. Twenty-eight were given in 
the Picton Lecture Hall, and 136 in the various District Halls, the 
total attendance being 71,148, shewing a decrease of 6,762 compared 
with the previous year. The principal reason for the diminished 
attendance was the comparatively long spell of abnormally incle- 
ment weather during January and February ; the attendances at the 
Picton Lecture Hall falling from an average of over 950 to as low 
as 254. The number of special Lectures for Children was increased 
from 20 to 22, and the attendance at the Lectures was 12,084, as 
against 11,296 in 1911. The signal success attending this very 
important branch of our Lecture work justifies the Lectures Com- 
mittee's action in extending these special Lectures to centres where 
children have not previously been provided for. 

Your obedient Servant, 

GEO. T. SHAW, 

Chief Librarian. 

The Library, Museum, and 
Arts Committee. 



LIBRARIES. 



19 



TABLE I. 

SUMMARY OF STATISTICS OF LIBRARIES DEPARTMENT. 



Volumes Approximate estimates. 

issued on 

: application. Volumes. Periodicals. 



Reference Library. 

Picton Reading Room : 

Volumes issued on application 

Approximate estimate of the issues of volumes 
of Reference Works and General Literature, 

from open shelves 

Approximate estimate of the issues of current 
Literary, Scientific and Technical Reviews 

and Periodicals, from open shelves 

Brown Reading Room : 

Volumes issued : Prose Fiction 

,, ,, General Literature, from open 

shelves 

Approximate estimate of issues of current 

Periodicals, from open shelves 

Newspapers : Bound volumes 

Patents Department 

Hugh Frederick Hornby Art Library : 

Volumes issued 

Prints issued 



Totals — Reference Library. 



Branch Libraries. 

Volumes issued, Lending Departments 
and Reading Rooms. 





Adult. 


Juvenile. 


Total. 


Central 


160,667 


— 


160,667 


Sefton Park... 


160,616 


53,153 


213,799 


Kensington ... 


130,252 


67,734 


197,986 


Walton 


129,206 


34,164 


163,370 


West Derhv... 


119,328 


35,882 


155,210 


Toxteth 


117,808 


45,212 


163,020 


Wavertree ... 


112,210 


32,364 


144,574 


Rawdon 


107,539 


61,292 


168,831 


Everton 


86,924 


60,354 


147,278 


Kirkdale 


84,602 


70,310 


154,912 


Garston 


64,693 


29,490 


94,183 



Totals— Lending Departments .. 1,763,830) 
,, Branch Reading Rooms 248,947) 

Lectures — (17 Centres). 
Attendances — 

Picton Lecture Hall 24,069) 

District Lecture Halls 47,079 J 



Grand Totals. 



211,208 



40,465 
115,442 

6,427 
36,954 

1,187 



411,683 



2,012,777 



2,424,460 



127,459 



127,459 



104,329 



191,896 



296,225 



127,459 ' 296,225 



Prints 
issued. 



4,205 
*4,205 



Lecture 
Attendanot 



*4,205 



71,148 



71,148 



Note.— The references to current newspapers and directories are not included. 
* Hornby Library closed for cleaning July 1-23. 



20 LIBBA1UES. 

TABLE II. 

Classification of volumes issued in the Eeference Department. 
Picton Beading Boom and Brown Beading Boom : — 

Theology, Morals, Metaphysics 

Natural Philosophy, Mathematics, Physiology, &c. ... 

Natural History 

Fine and Industrial Arts ... ... ... ...55,390 

Specifications of Patents ... ... ... ...36,954 

History and Biography, &c. 
Topography and Antiquities 
Voyages and Travels, Gazetteers, Atlases 

Collected Works, Essays, &c 

Jurisprudence, Law, Politics 

Commerce, Political Economy, Social Science, &c. ... 

Education and Language 

Poetry and Dramatic Literature 

Prose Fiction 

Latin and Greek Classics and Translations 
Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries, &c. 
Newspapers: Bound volumes ... 



1912. 


1911. 


22,694 


22,637 


24,409 


26,844 


13,390 


13,451 


92,884 


89,244 


60,526 


58,096 


26,764 


23,427 


42,496 


36,950 


32,905 


83,954 


16,075 


12,666 


26.2S1 


26,533 


38,642 


31,989 


23,417 


20,036 


40,465 


43,488 


3,062 


3,580 


17,518 


14,882 


6,427 


6,686 



537,955 514,463 

Hugh Frederick Hornby Art Library : — 
Volumes issued ••• 1,187 825 



Total 539,142 515,288 



TABLE III. 

Shewing the number and classification of volumes contained in 
the Eeference Department : — 

Theology, Morals, Metaphysics 9,568 

Natural Philosophy, Mathematics, PhvMology, &c 4,544 

Natural History 9 > 18 ' 2 

Fine and Industrial Arts (including Tatents) 22,351 

History and Biography, &c. 17,946 

Topography and Antiquities 8,686 

Voyages and Travels, Gazetteers, Atlases 7,563 

Miscellaneous Literature (principally Collected Works, Essays, 

Reviews, Societies' Proceedings, &c, in volumes) 36,998 

Jurisprudence, Law, Politics 12,946 

Commerce, Political Economy, Social Science, &c 5,526 

Education and Language 3,125 

Poetry and Dramatic Literature 5,375 

Prose Fiction 5 > 4 * 2 

Latin and Greek Classics and Translations 1-155 

Encyclopaedias and Works of General Reference 6,326 

Hugh Frederick Hornby Art Library 7,860 

Total 164,593 



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TABLE 


V.— Shewing 


the number 




Lending Departments : Adults. 


Classification. 


Central. 


Evcrton 
Branch. 


Toxteth 
Branch. 


Kensington Walton 
Branch. Branch. 


Sefton 

Hark 

Branch. 


Wavertree 
Branch. 


Kirkdale jjerty 
Branch. Brancn 


Garston 
Branch. 




2,576 
2,820 
2,219 

16,766 
4,759 
1,015 
3,564 
4,155 
703 
2,884 
1,693 
1,855 
2,210 

111,328 

245 

1,275 


1,105 

1,212 

831 

4,230 

1,990 

418 

1,253 

5,432 

169 

1,262 

483 

103 

571 

67,462 

134 

203 


1,379 

1,196 

1,035 

6,447 

3,008 

090 

2,025 

5,970 

203 

1,436 

856 

308 

898 

91 ,488 

108 

645 


1,000 
1,182 

1,070 
9,045 

2,188 
021 

1,631 

5,792 
268 

1,147 
708 
185 
910 
104,116 
100 
229 


1,432 
1,418 
1,312 
9,235 
2,770 

831 
2,254 
2,812 

132 
1,463 

971 

145 
1,142 
103,138 
50 


1,914 
1,978 

2,102 

9,792 
4,127 
1,878 
3,941 
3,281 

423 
1,237 
1,798 

597 
2,405 
124,875 

250 
48 


1,091 

1,204 

1,495 

6,732 

2,933 

886 

2,733 

5,086 

426 

1,097 

991 

125 

984 

86,015 

221 

191 


955 i 1,140 
1,206 1,117 

929 1,432 
5,445 9,275 
2,233 ' 2,938 

428 776 
1,627 2,421 
2,950 4,539 

214 338 

810 1 IMK 


600 


Physics, Mathematics... 

Arts : Fine, Industrial 

History, Biography 

Topography, Antiquities 


682 

617 

4,418 

1,644 

401 

1,637 

3,904 

202 

60c 

47" 

33. 

56c 
( 

4ft SS( 


M'cellaneous Literature 




Education, Language. | 
Foreign Literature ( 


1,114 

72 

853 

65 492 


' — 
1,289 

366 

1,134 

Q1 1KB 




Classics: Latin, Greek 
Books for Blind 


| 1 
150 315 6f 

97 68 j — j 


Totals . . 


160,667 


86,924 


117,812 


130,252 


129,206 160,646 


112,210 


84,602 1 119,328 64,69: 



Of this total 43,999 were volumes of Music. 

TABLE VI.— Shewing the number., 





Central. 


Everton 
Branch 


Toxteth 
Branch. 


Kensington 
Branch. 


Walton 
Branch 


New Tickets issued during 
1912— 

Adult 


2,985 
570 


1,020 

85 

1,502 


1,635 

166 

1,293 


1,754 

94 

1,554 


2,056, 
313; 
748 










3,555 


2,607 


3,094 


3,402 


3,117 


Tickets now in use, 31st 
December, 1912— 

Adult 


5,919 
999 


2,096 

175 

2,453 


3,564 

322 

2,255 


3,501 

208 

3,222 

6,931 


3,762 




512 




1,362 








6,918 


4,724 


6,141 


5,636 



LIBrURIBS. 



23 



volumes issued for Home Reading. 



Lending Departments : Children. 



Everton Toxteth 
Branch. ' Branch. 



14,134 
14,869 
13,950 
'87,930 
31,181 

9,166 
25,338 
46,822 

3,424 
13,935 
11,550 

4,250 
12,583 
980,202 

1,748 

2,797 



;H,273,879 



258 
280 
1,821 
2,145 
5,485 
8 
1,835 
2,643 

37 
3 

914 
44,925 



Kensington Walton 
ilranch. Branch 



96 

136 

777 

1,199 

2,258 

71 

1,190 

2,503 

1 

53 

33 

126 
36,700 
2 



193 

157 

1,855 

1,736 

2,872 

1,368 
2,232 



60,354 145,145 



748 
50,573 



67,734 



266 

285 

801 
1,499 
2,787 

428 
1,101 

507 

1 

15 

28 

309 

26,110 

27 



Sefton 
Park 
Branch 



509 

846 
1,000 
1,562 
3,305 

3,029 
256 



136 

254 

1,051 

1,398 

2,545 

1,869 
2,016 



433 

394 

1,903 

2,964 

6,261 

3,171 
2,330 



1ST 
106 
642 



742 
41,904 



34,164 



331 

22,764 



53,153 32,364 



987 

51,867 



70,310 



West 
I'eroy 
Branch 



127 

123 

771 

1,388 ! 1,152 
1,648 j 2,689 

— i 73 
1,785 1,485 
2,909 2,751 



213 
171 
2,107 
2,420 
5,316 
4,859 
2,064 
1,219 



46 


165 


34 


121 


480 


564 


19,845 


42,073 



270 

26,861 



35,882 29,490 61,292 



2,418 

2,752 

12,728 

17,463 

35,166 

5,439 

18,897 

19,366 

2 

316 

219 

5,471 
369,622 

29 



489,888 



16,552 

17,621 

26,678 

105,393 

66,347 

14,605 

44,235 

66,188 

3,426 

14,251 

11,769 

4,250 

18,054 

1,349,824 

1,777 

2,797 



t Includes 12,663 vols. 
^vers from Lending Libraries. 



1,763,767 



issued from Lending Libraries Depot. 



1,579 965 

176 90 

657 1,590 



2,412 I 2,645 



3,220 I 2,172 

347 202 

1,227 | 2,859 

4,800 I 5,233 



1,627 
206 
712 



2,545 



632 
117 

488 



1,237 



1,731 

144 

1,347 



3,392 1,719 

422 294 

1,293 909 

5,107 2,922 



3,222 



2,738 

219 

2,120 

5,077 



17,897 

2,345 

10,644 



30,886 



36,311 

4,628 

19,557 

60,496 






24 



LIBRARIES. 

TABLE VII.— Shewing the number of 



Classification. 



Everton Toxteth 
Branch Branch 



Kensing 

ton 

Branch 



Theology, Ethics 

Physics, Mathematics ... 

Natural History 

Arts : Fine, Industrial 

History, Biography 

Topography, Antiquities 

Voyages, Travels 

Miscellaneous Literature 

Law, Politics 

Commerce, &c 

Education, Language .. 

Poetry, Drama 

Prose Fiction 

Classics : Latin, Greek 



342 

759 
350 

1,244 
597 
ISO 
355 
615 
58 
320 
269 
256 

4,175 
104 



436 
439 
269 

1,654 
592 
196 
341 

2,047 

63 

381 

207 

230 

5,387 



Totals 9,574 12,327 



388 
901 
592 

3,493 
933 
398 
632 

2,261 
136 
710 
360 
403 

8,310 



19,605 



Walton 
Branch 



74 

114 

97 

136 

88 

28 

23 

53 

2 

52 

34 

25 

533 

2 



Adult Rooms. 



Waver- 

tree 
Branch 



Kirkdale 
Branch 



West 
Derby 
Branch 



181 


198 ! 


245 


446 


344 


220 


1,449 


897 


475 


535 


149 


78 


285 


347 


695 


1,163 


147 


85 


235 


192 


153 


295 


135 


255 


1.541 


4,223 


66 


35 



255 
462 
384 

1,700 
394 
131 
388 
852 
95 
320 
446 
347 

2,221 
122 



r, . t, j Dryden 

Garston Rawdon s t ' ree t 

Branch 



Branch I Branch 



151 | 
219 I 

231 

I 
700 

356 

150 

223 

416 

130 

205 

108 

209 

512 

46 



78 
243 
191 
639 
222 

93 
207 



17 
22 
60 
91 

453 



179 1,347 1 
63 
146 
223 
144 
1,238 



331 



1,261 6,100 ! 8,969 \ 8,117 \ 3,662 *3,666 2,42 



* Rawdon Reading Room closed April 22nd-May 3rd for painting. 

TABLE VIII.-EVEN] 



Reading Rooms. 



Chatsworth Street (Council Schools) 309 nighto 

Drvden Street 309 „W 

Stanley Road 309 „ 

Totals. 






LIBRARIES. 



25 



volumes issued in Beading Rooms. 



S v^ y i w . i Bverton Toxtelh Kensing 

B*a°„ch l0ta1 ' «'««* B ™" ch '»», 

Branch 



Children's Rooms. 



oxtelh Kensing- Walton t llt Kirkdale ^fuL Garston , 
ranch ton Branch t^. Branch £ e rby Branch Total 

B , Branch Branch 



Grand 
Total 



200 


2,303 


- 


3,828 


97 


2,792 


245 


12,185 


1,158 


5,410 


317 


1,761 


917 


4,171 


1,241 


10,869 


157 


936 


88 


2,649 


161 


2,304 


269 


2,327 


3,676 


32,148 


— 


548 


8,526 


84,231 



151 

91 

743 

660 

1,437 

22 

713 

5,309 

2 

26 

21 



58 
194 
350 
336 
907 

35 

828 

5,561 

11 

13 
4 



696 

938 

2,330 

2,950 

3,150 

1,503 
392 



65 125 
6,971 6,483 

— 4 



600 
2,532 



172 

109 
199 
222 
367 
199 
117 
61 
3 

18 

37 

70 

6,426 



402 

192 

1,180 

2,423 

4,508 

1,503 
3,439 



149 83 

240 I 79 

1,243 1,425 



647 
3,365 



1,856 

4,722 



271 

2,397 



1,029 ! 3,849 
11,952 7,836 



262 497 
9,596 19,416 



231 

277 

795 

902 

6,180 

28 

3,706 

3,572 

232 

203 

1,036 

8,773 

9 



16,211 14,909 



15,091 | 8,000 



16,315 



t28,483 39,763 ] 25,944 



1,942 

2,120 

8,265 

9,996 

24,636 

284 

13,248 

38,122 

16 

289 

265 

2,926 

62,594 

13 



4,245 

5,948 

11,057 

22,181 

30,046 

2,045 

17,419 

48,991 

952 

2,938 

2,569 

5,253 

94,742 

561 



164,716 248,947 



t Kirkdale Reading Room closed May 14th-June 11th for painting. 

READING ROOMS. 



1912. 


1911. 


Attend- 
ance. 


Average 
per Night. 


Attend- 
ance. 


Average 
per Night. 


24,035 
24,231 
70,022 


77 

78 

223 


24,498 
21,412 
63,904 


81 

70 
211 


118,288 


— 109,814 — 



LIBRARIES 

TABLE IX.— Shewing classification of Borrowers. 



Architects, Builders 

Artists, Draughtsmen ... 
Bakers,Butehers,Grocors 
Boilermakers, Riveters 
Bookbinders, Printers... 

Bookkeepers, Clerks 

Boot and Shoe Makers 

Box Makers . 

Brass, Iron, &c. Founders 
Bricklayers, Slaterers .., 

Cabinet Makers 

Carpenters, Joiners 

Chemists, Druggists 

Clergymen , Doctors, &c 

Coach Builders 

Cooks and Waiters 

Customs Officers, Police 

Domestic Servants 

Dressmakers, Milliners 
Engineers, Machinists 
Farmers. Gardeners.... 

Firemen 

Hairdressers 

Ironmongers 

Labourers 

Licensed Victuallers, &c. 

Mariners 

Merchants, Brokers 

Messengers, Office Boys 

Music Teachers 

Musicians 

Nurses 

Painters, Plumbers 

Pattern Makers, Turners 

Pawnbrokers 

Schoolmasters, Teachers 
Shipwrights and Riggers 

Smiths 

Students 

Tailors and Drapers .... 
Telegraphists, Typists . 

Tobacconists 

Warehousemen , 

Storekeepers . 
Watchmakers, Opticians 

Miscellaneous 

No occupation 

(principally females).. 
Second Ticket Holders 
Children 



35 

46 

67 

4 

139 

1,745 

10 



10 
30 
24 
59 
40 
6 
62 
62 
34 
93 

142 

18 

4 

23 

1 

102 
18 
12 
34 

204 
16 
25 
32 
44 
13 
7 

235 

19 

9 

233 

184 

179 
37 



66 
460 

1,234 
999 



Everton Toxteth Keneing- 
Branch.] Branch ton 

Branch. 



4 

3 
65 

8 

38 

257 

6 
25 
21 



31 

11 

3 

1 

19 

30 

23 

23 

73 

4 

7 

15 

1 

90 

6 

10 

14 

103 

8 

7 

2 

38 

5 

7 

80 

5 

17 

54 

21 

18 

14 

30 

6 

102 

775 

175 

2,453 



13 

21 

85 

6 

42 

433 

20 

5 

18 

8 

13 

53 

27 

6 

6 

29 

84 

81 

61 

97 

2 

9 

6 

4 

85 

15 

18 

5 

110 

12 

13 

15 

36 

5 

11 

163 

15 

8 

247 

55 

65 

13 

38 

10 

124 

1,372 

322 

2,255 



10 
17 
74 

6 

61 

463 

4 

5 
10 
17 
26 
46 
20 
16 

7 
46 
77 
35 
71 
123 

5 

1 
13 

7 
95 

9 
15 
22 
128 
11 
22 
61 
61 

1 

9 
140 

5 
11 
76 
59 
65 
14 

42 

17 
38 



Walton Selton ' Waver- 
Branch. Park tree 

Branch. Branch 



5 
12 
56 

5 

16 

562 

9 



2 

1 

23 

19 

22 

2 

4 

18 

16 

58 

107 

7 

28 

7 

4 

12 

2 

18 

9 

53 

10 

9 

18 

17 

7 

5 

268 

12 

349 
36 
79 



39 

7 
245 



15 

13 
72 

4 

16 
505 

1 



1 
24 
21 
32 

4 
18 
77 
71 
73 
109 
14 

1 

2 
6 

23 

26 

65 

6 

3 

34 

19 

3 

9 

262 

6 

11 

314 

16 

94 

1 



9 
6 
24 
2 
9 
476 
6 

1 

9 

4 

29 

8 

7 

2 

4 

23 

14 

16 

31 

16 

6 

2 

4 

16 

5 

6 

9 

62 

6 

3 

5 

21 

4 

3 

110 

6 

571 

9 

28 
3 



1,460 1,584 

208 512 

3,222 1,362 



Totals... 6,918 4,724 [ 6,141 6,981 5,636 7,007 



12 14 

7 6 

204 j 230 

2,018 11,401 

928 | 347 

1,857 . 1,227 



3 

3 

50 

18 

20 

285 

5 

12 

5 

5 

6 

33 

7 

8 

5 

9 

35 

14 

31 

85 

8 

4 

3 

1 

46 

9 

6 

6 

107 

5 

2 

4 

19 

18 

5 

124 

12 

13 

55 

18 

36 

4 

18 

174 



West 
Derby 
Branch. 



20 

19 

52 

2 

14 

464 

1 

6 

5 

5 

3 

21 

19 

18 

4 

10 

72 

24 

40 

91 

13 

6 

1 
17 

5 
11 
48 
.45 
14 
11 
22 
31 

6 

1 
195 

4 

213 

13 

63 

4 

18 
1 

58 



836 1,702 

202 422 

2,859 I 1,293 



4,800 5,233 | 5,107 



7 

9 

50 

16 

6 

138 

8 

1 

10 

3 

1 

26 

10 

23 

1 

2 

21 

13 

9 

72 

19 

8 

2 

1 

44 

2 

14 

16 

14 

3 

2 

5 

12 

13 

3 

44 

5 

12 

17 

13 

21 

3 



43 

966 
294 
909 



2,922 5,077 60,546 



LIURAR1ES. 



27 



FREE LECTURES. 



During the year 166 Free Lectures were delivered, the total 
attendance being 71,148. Twenty-two of the Lectures were specially 
for children. Twenty-eight Lectures were given in the Picton Lecture 
Hall, the remainder in the following district halls, i.e. — 

(1) Scotland Road (St. Martin's Hall) ; ('2) Kirkdale (Branch Library, Brock 
Street) ; (3) Walton (Corporation Baths, Queen's Drive) ; (4) Aintree (Aintree 
Institute, Longmoor Lane); (5) Everton (Branch Library) ; (6) Netherfield (St. 
Ambrose Mission Hall, Prince Edwin Street) ; (7) Anfield (Council Schools, Anfield 
Road) ; (6) West Derby (Council Schools, Lister Drive) ; (9) Knotty Ash (Village 
Hall, Prescot Road) ; (10) Kensington (Lundie Memorial Hall, Beech Street) ; 
(11) Wavertree (Town Hall) ; (12) Sefton Park (Gregson Institute, Garmoyle 
Road) ; (13) Garston (Corporation Baths) ; (14) Aigburth Vale (Girls' Secondary 
School) ; (15) Aigburth (Parish Hall, Dundonald Road) ; (16) Toxteth (David 
Lewis Club, Great George Place). 

LECTURERS AND SUBJECTS. 

(Excepting where otherwise stated, the Lectures were illustrated by 

Lantern Views.) 



Lecturer. 



Atkins, E. A., a.m.i.m.e. 



Atkinson, Miss Edith. 



Beer, Adolph W. .. 
Bellingham, Edgar 



Blair, Andrew 



Blake, A. H., m.a 

Brodrick, Harold, m.a., 
p.a.s. 



Subject. 



1 Ancient and modern 
methods of iron- 
making." 

Liverpool to Loudon via 
Peking and Moscow." 



" Haunted England." 

" The people of the 
Desert : personal exper- 
iences in Northern 
Africa and the Sahara.' 

" On foot in the Austrian 
Highlands : a journey 
through Tyrol." 

" Galicia, a little-known 
corner of Spain.'' 

" In the Norwegian High- 
lands." 



Halsb. 



Picton. 



Lister Drive, West Derby 
Gregson Institute, * 
Sefton Park — Aiutree 
— Everton. 

Aintree. 

Crosby Home Mission 
Hall— Picton. 



Lister Drive, West Derby- 
Wavertree. 



Wavertree — Pieton- 
Kirkdale. 



Kirkdale. 



28 



LIBRARIES. 



Lecturer. 



Brown, H. Gregorius, 

F.R.H.S. 

Brown, Samuel E., m.a., 
b.sc. Headmaster, Liver- 
pool Collegiate School. 

Budden, Charles W., m.d. .. 
Bustard, Frank 



Subject. 



Clarke, Edgar 



Cortie, Eev. A. L., s.J., 
f.b.a.s., of Stonyhurst 
College, Blackburn. 

Costain, Eev. A. J., m.a... 
Crowther, Henry, f.r.m.s.,., 



Dennis, G. P., a.m.i.e.e., 
Lecturer on Electrical 
Engineering, Central 
Technical School, 

Liverpool 

Dibdin, E. Rimbault, 
Curator, Walker Art 
Gallery, Liverpool. 



Driver, W. R. 



Dunning, A. H., f.r.g.s. 
f.r.p.s. 



Ellis, John W., m.b., f.e.s. 



Halls. 



and its 



Montenegro 
people." 

Glaciers and Icebergs. 



' Camping days and ways 
on road and river." 

'The seaports of 

Northern Europe." 

' Charles Dickens and his 
writings." 

" To the Tongan Islands 
in pursuit of a 
shadow." 

" Oxford : City and Uni- 
versity life." 

" Coal mining and its 
dangers ; with special 
reference to dust 
explosion." 

" Electricity and its 
modern application,' 
with experiments. 



'An artistic tour in 
Holland." 



Garston — David Lewis 
Club— Picton. 

Picton. 



Wavertree — Lister Drive, 
West Derby— Picton. 

St. Martin's Hall. 



Anfield. 



Picton. 



Kirkdale. 



Picton. 



David Lewis Club- 
Aigburth. 



Lister Drive, West Derby- 
Aintree — Kirkdale. 



An hour with the micro- | Aintree. 
scope." 



Enock, Fred, f.l.s., f.e.s. 

F.B.M.S. 



The every-day life of a 
Savage." 



The English Lake Dis- 
trict and its associa- 
tions." 

On and off the Great 
Dyke : the scenery and 
antiquities of the 
Welsh Border from 
Chester to Hereford." 

' Insect mimicry." 



Wavertree — Lister Drive, 
West Derby— St. Mar- 
tin's Hall— Picton. 

Picton— Kirkdale— Greg- 
son Institute, Sefton 
Park. 

Aintree. 



Picton — Knotty Ash. 



LIBRARIES. 



29 



Lecturer. 



Fletcher, F. J., f.r.h.s. 
Gibbs, H. Lionel, m.sc. 



Green, Thomas E., f.r.g.s. 



Grensted, Rev. Canon F. F. 

M.A. 



Hamilton, Rev. James, m.a. 
Heaton, Professor Noel, 

B.SC, F.C.S. 



Heron, Ernest P. 



Hodges, T. R. 



Holland, C. Thurstan, 

M.R.C.S., F.R.P.S. 



Hoult, James 



Johnston, Rev. James, 

F.R.H.S. 

Kennedy, John, f.r.g.s. 



Subject. 



" The romance of flowers.'' 

" Belgium and the 
Belgians." 

" A holiday ramble in 
Belgium." 

" In the Zuider Zee : 
Holland, a country 
made by the hand of 
man." 

"Siena and other mediaeval 
cities of Tuscany." 



" Voyagers to the Isle of 
Man a thousand years 
ago, and the relics they 
have left." 

" Grey Galloway." 

" Crete, the kingdom of 
King Minos." 



The Val d'Anniviers : 
off the beaten track in 
Switzerland." 

Algeria, weird and 
wild." 



Wanderings in Switzer- 
land." 

X-Rays and their uses." 

Childwall and Waver- 
tree : historical, anti- 
quarian, legendary, 
and anecdotal." 

The Hundred of West 
Derby : historical, topo- 
graphical, and anec- 
dotal." 

Mexico, the land of 
romance and beauty." 

Finland, the country 
and the people." 



Halls. 



Lister Drive, West Derby. 



Kirkdale — St. Martin's 
Hall. 



Walton. 

St. Martin's Hall. 



Aintree — Lister Drive, 
West Derby — Picton — 
Knotty Ash. 

Gregson Institute, Sefton 
Park — Aintree — Aig- 
burth. 



St. Martin's Hall. 

Wavertree — Picton— 
Kensington — Aigburth . 



Ever ton. 



Wavertree — Lister Drive, 
West Derby — Kirkdale 
— Picton. 

Anfield. 



Kirkdale. 
Wavertree. 



Anfield. 



Kirkdale. 



David Lewis Club — 
Crosbv Home Mission 
Hall— Walton. 



30 



LIBRARIES. 



Lecturer. 



Lea, Alderman John, J. p.. 
Chairman, Arts and 
Exhibitions Sub-Com- 
mittee, Liverpool. 

Lund, Rev. T. W. M., M.A. 



McCullagh, Rev. H. H. 



Martin-Duncan, F., 

F.R.P.S., F.B.M.S. 



Subject. 



Moir, James, b.sc 



Neill, Daniel J. 



Newstead, Robert, m.sc, 
Dutton Professor of 
Entomology, Univer- 
sity of Liverpool. 

Nicholson, Harold, b.a 



Northcote, Henry F. 



Patten, Professor Charles 

J., M.A., M.D., D.SC, 

p. b.a. i., University of 
Sheffield. 

Payne, Rev. G. A 



Rea, W. Lawrence 
Riley, J. H 



Halls. 



India and the Durbar, 
with cinematograph. 



At the foot of the 
Cotswolds." 

A vagabond in England 
with a camera." 

Handel and his music," 
with musical illustra- 
tions. 

' Nature's masonry and 
Nature's ruins." 

Colour and colour photo- 
graphy," with experi- 
ments. 

' With a camera in the 
by-ways of the Western 
Highlands." 

' A trip to Nyassaland." 



Wander-birding in Ger- 
many : a record of a 
camping tour." 

The revolutions of 
Nature." 

r A naturalist's tour in 
the Far West." 



The Cranford Country : 
Knutsford and Mrs. 
Gaskell." 

: Wanderings in the 
Black Forest." 

' The country as seen by 
a naturalist." 

' Protective resemblance ; 
or, Mimicry in 
Nature." 



Picton. 

Lister Drive, West Derby. 

Picton. 

Wavertree. 

Picton. 
Walton. 



Kirkdale. 



Lister Drive, West Derby- 
Aigburth — Aintree — 
Picton. 



Everton. 



Anfield — Garston — David 
Lewis Club— Picton. 

Aintree — Picton — 

Kensington — Aigburth. 



Aintree. 



St. Ambrose Mission Hall- 
St. Martin's Hall. 

Crosby Home Mission 
Hall. 

Everton. 



LIBRARIES. 



31 



Lecturer. 



Sax by, Fred. W. 



Shaw, George T., Chief 
Librarian, Liverpool 
Public Libraries. 



Taylor, Alfred 



Thompson, George E. 

F.B.P.S. 



Tinne, P. F., m.a., m,b. 



Tobin, J. Raymond, 

MDS. BAC. 



Tupling, Charles 



Walshe, Rev. T. J., b.a. 

F.E.A.S. 



Ward, Miss Ada, l.l.a. 
Ward, H. J. B., b.a. ... 



Wells, Samuel, f.b.g.s. 
f.b.a.i. 



Subject. 



Dust ; its origin and 
influence," with experi- 
ments. 

In crystal wonderland." 

Marvels of insect life." 

Makers of Liverpool." 



Secrets of land and sea 
bird life." 



Portugal and the 
Portuguese." 



Experiences on the 
West Coast of Africa. 



Chamber Music," with 
musical illustrations. 



English composers of 
yesterday and to-day," 
with musical illustra- 
tions. 

Rambles in the Fens." 

Memories of Rome." 



Types and phases of 
London life." 

The social life and 
labour of Morocco." 



Across Europe by water 
from the Black Forest 
to the Black Sea." 

Dead and living cities : 
Rome, Naples, and 
Pompeii." 

The land of the 
Vendetta: Corsica." 



Halls. 



Aigburth — Wavertree — 
Picton. 



Everton. 
Garston. 



Wavertree — Kirkdale- 
Everton. 



Wavertree — Lister Drive, 
West Derby— St. Mar- 
tin's Hall. 

Crosby Home Mission 
Hall — St. Martin's 
Hall. 



Aigburth. 



Crosbv Home Mission Hall 
— Lister Drive, West 
Derby. 

St. Martin's Hall— 
St. Ambrose Mission 
Hall. 



Everton. 

St. Martin's Hall— Crosby 
Home Mission Hall — 
Picton. 

Wavertree — Picton — 
Kensington — Aigburth. 

Picton— Kensington — 
Aigburth — Knotty Ash. 



Aigburth. 



Picton. 



Gregson Institute, Sefton 
Park — St. Martin's 
Hall. 



32 



LIBRARIES. 



Lecturer. 



Wethered, Councillor W. P. 



Wing-, Tom (late m.p. for 
Grimsby) 



Workman, Albert E. 



Subject. 



Halls. 



Young, Ernest 



Bellingham, Edgar 



Brown, Samuel E., m.a., 
b.sc. Headmaster, Liver- 
pool Collegiate School. 

Cairns, W. Murray, m.b... 



Coop, Rev. J. O., m.a. ... 
Crowther, Henry, f.r.m.s. 



" Lake Vyrnwy, Riving- 
ton, and the water- 
works of the Liverpool 
Corporation." 

" Life in a trawler on 
Northern Seas." 

" Opera : its origin and 
development," with 
musical illustrations." 

" Sir Arthur Sullivan and 
his music," with 
musical illustrations. 

" Purcell, a great English 
compose r," with 
musical illustrations. 

"West Country Folk- 
songs," with musical 
illustrations. 



LECTURES TO CHILDRE 

The cruise of the 
' Defiance ' : a holiday 
on the Leeds and Liver- 
pool Canal." 

The life of a river, from 
its cradle to its grave." 



" The little folk of China 
and Japan, at their 
work and at their play." 

"Little folk of Far 
Eastern Lands." 

" Little pigtails and small 
kimonos; or, the 
' Happy New Tear ' in 
China and Japan." 

" The conquest of the 
Soudan." 

" Down a coal-pit, and 
what may be seen 
there." 

" Wonders of the sea and 
its shore." 



Garston. 



Aintree — Picton — St. Mar- 
tin's Hall — Aigburth. 

Walton — Aintree. 



Kirkdale. 



Aigburth — Picton. 



Picton — Everton. 



N. 



St. Martin's Hall— 
Aintree — Garston. 



St. Ambrose Mission Hall. 

St. Martin's Hall. 

Kirkdale. 
Kirkdale. 

Aintree — Everton. 

Wavertree — Lister Drive, 
West Derby. 

St. Martin's Hall. 



LIBRARIES. 



33 



Lecturer. 



Enock, Fred. , f.l.s., f.e.s. 

F.R.M.S. 

Hamilton, Eev. James, m.a 
Lund, Rev. T. W. M., m.a. 



Martin-Duncan, P., f.r.p.s. 

F.R.M.S. 



Moir, James, b.sc. ... 
Moir, John M., m.sc. 



Subject. 



Insect architects and 
engineers." 

Bonnie Prince Charlie.'' 



The country of William 
Tell : peeps into Swiss 
life." 

In Neptune's Kingdom ; 
or, the wonders of life in 
the sea." 

Waves of the sea and 
other waves." 

Wonders of wireless 
telegraphy/' with 
experiments. 



Halls. 



Wavertree — Everton- 
Kensington. 

Anfield. 



Lister Drive, West Derby- 
Gregson Institute, 
Sefton Park. 

Wavertree — Kirkdale. 



Lister Drive, West Derby. 



Aintree. 



DONATIONS. 



Professor E. C. Bosanquet, M.A., F.S.A. : — 

Papers by B. H. M. Bosanquet, 1872-1885; An elementary 
treatise on musical intervals and temperament, by E. H. M. 
Bosanquet. 

Oak Stand for large Portfolios of Engravings. 

The Trustees of the Boston Public Library : — 

The Public Library of the City of Boston : a history, by Horace 
G. Wadlin. 1911. 

The Trustees of the British Museum : — 

National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904 : Natural History, 
v. (J: Zoology and Botany; Catalogue of the Jewellery, Greek 
Etruscan and Bonian, by F. H. Marshall; Subject index of the 
modern works added to the Library of the British Museum, 
1906-1910, edited by G. K. Fortesque; Catalogue of early German 
and Flemish woodcuts, by Campbell Dodgson, v. 2; Catalogue of 



34 LIBRARIES. 

the coins of the Vandals, Ostrogoths, and Lombards, and of the 
Empires of Thessalonica, Nicsea and Trehizond, by Warwick 
Wroth; Catalogue of the Chiroptera, by Knud Andersen, 2nd ed. 
v. 1 ; General index to a hand-list of the genera and species of birds, 
v. 1-5, ed. by W. R. Ogilvie-Grant ; Catalogue of the Lepidoptera 
Phalamas, v. 11 (Text and Plates); A monogranh of the Mycetozoa, 
by Arthur Lister ; Bible Exhibition : Guide to the manuscripts and 
printed books exhibited in celebration of the Tercentenary of the 
Authorised Version, 1911 ; A revision of the Ichneuinonidse, by 
Claude Morley, Pt. 1; Guide to the fossil invertebrate animals; 
Guide to the fossil reptiles, amphibians, and fishes; Guide to the 
fossil mammals and birds; Guide to the exhibition of animals, 
plants, and minerals mentioned in the Bible. 

Stephen M. Burrows: — 

Autobiography of Montague Burrows, ed. by his son, Stephen 
Montague Burrows. 1908. 

Alderman Andrew Commins, LL.D. : — 

Nicholas Chorier. Joannis Meursii elegantiaa latinatis 
sermonis ; &c. 

Lady Durning-Lawrence : — 

Notes and illustrations concerning the family history of James 
Smith of Coventry (1731-1794) and his descendants; compiled by 
Lady Durning-Lawrence. 1912. 

Thomas Goffey : — 

Round the world in 1894-1895. 

Walter Gold straw : — 

Memoir of Thomas Bewick, written by himself. New ed. by 
Austin Dobson ; &c. 

Robert Gladstone, Jtjn., B.C.L., M.A. : — 

An orthographical designe of severall viewes upon ye roads in 
England and Wales, by Daniell King, c. 1660. A photographic 
reproduction taken from an original etching in the Harleian MSS 
(British Museum.) 



LIBRARY'S. 35 

Councillor F. J. Harford, J. P. : — 

A practical treatise on musical composition, by G. W. Eohner. 
1854; A course of counterpoint and fugue, by L. Cberubini, 
translated by J. A. Hamilton, 2 v. 1837. 

Miss Mary L. Hornby: — 

Books for the Blind in Braille type, 32 v. 

The Et. Hon. the Secretary of State for India : — 
District Gazetteer of India, 21 v. 

Councillor C. Sydney Jones, M.A. : — 

Liverpool and Birkenhead in the twentieth century : con- 
temporary biographies, ed. by W. T. Pike. 1911. 

E. Bosdin Leech: — 

History of the Manchester Ship Canal from its inception to its 
completion, with personal reminiscences of Sir Bosdin Leech. 2 v. 
1907. 

Francis Nicholson, F.ZS. : — 

Original Letters of Mrs. Browne, Felicia D. Browne (Mrs. 
Henians), Harriet M. Browne, and Matthew Nicholson, of Liverpool, 
together with MS poems and other papers, 1806-1816 ; collected and 
brought together by Francis Nicholson. 

E. Parry :• — 

The story of Jesus Christ : an interpretation, by Elizabeth 
Si uart Phelps. 1898. (12 copies.) 

Harry H. Peach: — 

Collection of autograph letters by the late Mr. W. G. Herdman 
and others relating to the Liverpool Art Union, 1860; and other 
papers. 



36 LIBRARIES. 

Lieut. -Col. John Pilkington, F.S.A.: — 

Bygone Cheshire, ed. by William Andrews, 1895 ; Chap-books of 
the eighteenth century, by John Ashton, 1882; Cheshire gleanings, 
by W. E. A. Axon, 1894; Photograph of a portion of Speed's 
Map of Lancashire, 1610; Photograph of a bird's-eye view of 
Rivington Estate, including Lever Park ; Survey of part of the 
town of Bury (from the ordnance survey maps) with additions 
showing the old course of the River Irwell and the site of the 
fortified Bury Manor House. 

R, D. Radcliffe, M.A., F.S.A.: — 

Fruits of retirement, or miscellaneous poems, moral and divine, 
by Mary Mollineux, late of Liverpool. 1702; The soules solace 
against sorrow : a funerall sermon preached at Childwall Church in 
Lancashire, at the buriall of Mistris Katherin Brettergh, 1601, by 
W. Leygh. 1606. 

Seymour de Ricci : — 

Cohen's Guide de 1' amateur de livres a gravures du 18 e siecle. 
6 e edition, par Seymour de Eicci. Paris, 1912. 

Royal Society of London : — 

Philosophical Transactions, Series A, v. 211. Series B, v. 202; 
Proceedings, Series A, 584-599. Series B, 574-584; Year Book, 
1912. 

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, U.S.A.: — 

Report of the United States National Museum, 1911; and 60 
other Eeports, Bulletins, &c. 

Ronald Stewart-Brown, M.A., F.S.A.: — 

The Ilerdman drawings of old Liverpool, by Ronald Stewart- 
Brown, M.A. ; Moore of Bankhall, by Ronald Stewart-Brown, 
M.A.; Subject-indexes to the Journal of the Chester and North 
Wales Archaeological and Historic Society, 1859-1911. 



LIBRARIES. 37 

J. Carlton Stitt, J. P. : — 

Images de Saints et Saintes issues de la famille de l'empereur 
Maximilian I. A series of 100 wood-engravings from the original 
blocks executed after the designs of Hans Burgmair. Printed at 
Vienna, 1799; and 4 Liverpool pamphlets. 

C. W. Sutton, M.A. : — 

Paradise lost, and Paradise regain'd; also Samson Agonistes, 
and other poems, by John Milton. Liverpool, 1812. 

Theological Seminary of the Presbyterian Church in the 
United States of America : — 

Biblical and theological studies, by the members of the Faculty 
of Princeton Theological Seminary. 1912. 

J. Maitland Thompson, LL.D. : — 

The Bishops of Scotland : being notes on the lives of all the 
bishops prior to the Reformation, by the late Bishop John Dowden, 
ed. by J. Maitland Thomson. 1912. 

The Executors of the late Henry Young : — 

The original manuscript of The Moore Rental, 1667 : ' A True, 
Just, and Exact Rentalie, with chiefe and fee-farme Rents due unto 
me Edw. Moore,' &c. 

United States Government : — 

Report of the Commissioner of Education, 1910-11, 2 v. ; Special 
report of the Bureau of the Census, 1 v. ; and 597 other Reports, 
Bulletins, Circulars, &c. 

Annual Reports have been received from various learned societies 
and other institutions; also Annual Official Publications of the 
British Colonial Governments, per the Agents-General. 



LIBRARIES. 



Other Books, 
following : — 



Pamphlets, &c, have been presented by the 



Publishers of the "African 

World. " 
American Museum of 

Natural History. 
Architect's Compendium 

Publishing Co. 
Society of Architects. 
Australian Museum, 

Sydney. 
W. E. A. Axon. 
T. W. Balch. 
Alderman W. Bartlett. 

F. C. Beazley, P.S.A. 
Bemrose and Sons. 
Bennett & Co. 

J. Bibby & Sons. 

T. H. Bickerton, m.d., j.p. 

C. H. Bird-Davis. 

Miles Birkett. 

Birmingham University. 

Arthur Black. 

Board of Trade, Labour 

Department. 
R. T. Bodey, m.a. 
British & Foreign 

Unitarian Association. 
British Association. 
British Guiana Permanent 

Exhibitions' Committee. 
W. J. Browne. 
Government Printing Office, 

Burma. 

G. J. Burns. 
C. M. Burton. 
Fisheries Department, 

Calcutta. 
Syndics of Cambridge 

University Press. 
Dr. Macfie Campbell. 
Geological Survey of 

Canada. 
Superintendent of 

Insurance, ( anada. 
Canadian Manufacturers' 

Association. 
Government Printing Office 

Cape Town. 
Carnegie Dunfermline 

Trust. 
Carnegie Foundation for 

the Advancement of 

Teaching. 
Emilio N. Casares and Sous. 
Catholic Publishing Co., 

Liverpool. 
Central Association of 

Accountants. 
Institute of Chemistry of 

Great Britain & Ireland. 



Medical Officer of Health, 
Cheshire. 

Chicago University. 

Cincinnati Chamber of 
Commerce. 

Cincinnati Museum Asso- 
ciation. 

City and Guilds of London 
Institute. 

Congo Reform Association. 

Thomas Cook and Sons. 

Cooper & Budd. 

Co-operative Union, 
Manchester. 

Cornell University, Ithaca, 
New York. 

Crane & Co. 

Cripplegate Institute. 

Clarence W. Crossley. 

Department of Lands and 
Mines, Demerara. 

E. Rimbault Dibdin. 

Dublin University. 

C. Dupriez. 

Durham University. 

Sir Edwin Durning-Law- 
rence, Bart. 

H. Norman Edge. 

Edinburgh University. 

John W. Ellis, m.d., f.e.s. 

Emigrants' Information 
Office. 

P. Entwistle. 

M. Eschwege. 

David Evans. 

Fabian Society. 

Mrs. Forbes. 

Bureau of Productive 
Industry, Formosa. 

Free Trade Union. 

Councillor E. C. vjiven. 

Royal Technical College, 
Glasgow. 

Royal Observatory, Green- 
wich. 

Gregg Publishing Co., New 
York. 

T. Walter Hall. 

Hampton Scholastic Direc- 
tory Co. 

Museum of Comparative 
Zoology, Harvard 
University. 

Borough Meteorologist, 
Hasting.s. 

J Hazelhurst. 

J. Henryson. 

Professor W. A. Herdman, 

D.SC, F.R.S. 



Johns Hopkins University 

Baltimore. 
Henry R. Howland. 
Ice & Cold Storage Pub- 
lishing Co. 
Illinois State Historical 

Library. 
Illinois University. 
Imperial Tariff Committee. 
Incorporated Society of 

Musicians. 
International Musical 

Society. 
National University of 

Ireland. 
John A. James. 
Charles Janet. 
College of Science, Tokyo, 

Japan. 
Japanese Financial Com- 
mission. 
A. S. Jennings. 
James N. Johnston. 
Frank A Kendall. 
George F. Kunz. 
Kyoto Imperial University, 

Japan. 
Labour Co-partnership 

Association. 
Lancashire and Cheshire 

Entomological Society. 
Medical Officer of Health, 

Lancashire. 
Mile. Lantoine. 
Law Union and Rock Insu- 
rance Co. 
Charles and Edwin Layton. 
Leigh Browne Endowment. 
Lloyd's Publishing Co. 
London College of Music. 
London Directory Co. 
Imperial College of Science 

and Technology, London. 
London University College. 
Macmillan & Co. 
Manchester Museum, 

Owen's College. 
Manchester Statistical 

Society. 
R. Sydney Marsden, b.sc. 
Massachusetts General 

Hospital. 
Mather & Crowther. 
Godefroy Mayer. 
Institute of Mechanical 

Engineers. 
Dora Mellor. 
Mercantile Marine Service 

Association. 



LIBRARIES. 



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Merchant Venturers' 
Technical College, Bristol. 

Mersey Conservancy 
(Admiral Sir G. S. Nares) 

Mersey Docks and Harbour 
Board. 

Meteorological Council. 

T. Moody & Co. 

Alfred Morton. 

Rev. R. S. Mylne, b.c.l 

National Health Insurance 
Commission. 

Armstrong College, New- 
castle-upon-Tyne. 

H. J. Nicholls. 

North Wales, University 
College of, Bangor. 

Northern Counties Educa- 
tion League. 

Nova Scotian Institute of 
Science. 

J. C. Oakenfull. 

Our Animal Brothers 
Guild. 

Delegates of the Local Ex- 
aminations, University of 
Oxford. 

J Foster Palmer, l.r.c.p. 

Commission du vieux Paris 

J. & J. Paton. 

Peasant Arts' Fellowship. 

Peck's Circular Publishing 

University of Pennsylvania. 
Frederick W. Penny. 
Walter Perry & Co. 
Phillipson & Golder. 
Mrs. Lee Pilkington. 
H. P. Sligo de Pothenier. 
College of Preceptors. 
Mrs. Pridgeon. 
F. W. Ragg. 
Councillor" Herbert R. 

Rathbone, b.a. 
Rt. Hon. Sir George Reid. 
Henry E. Rensburg. 
National Museum, Ri ) de 

Janeiro. 
John Robin. 

Royal Astronomical Society. 
Royal College of Physicians. 
Royal College of Surgeons. 
Royal Colonial Institute. 
Royal Geographical Society. 
Royal Society of Canada. 
Royal Dublin Society. 
Royal Institute of British 

Architects. 
Rush worth & Dreaper. 
Hon. R. Russell. 
Editors of " Santa Lucia." 
J. Holt Schooling. 



(Society of Antiquaries of 
Scotland. 

Sell's Advertising Agency. 

R. H. G. Smallwood. 

Madame Soyez-le-Roy. 

William Stebbing. 

Stonyhurst College. 

Clement E. Stretton. 

Lucas P. Stubbs. 

Stubbs' Publishing Co. 

Swedenborg Society. 

Sydney University. 

Tariff Reform League. 

W. P. Thompson & Co. 

Mrs. George Tilley. 

Madame Katherine 
Tingley. 

Tohoku Imperial Univer- 
sity, Sendai, Japan. 

W. H. Tomkinson. 

Town & Counties' Direc- 
tories, Ltd. 

George Tutill. 

Union-Castle Mail Steam- 
ship Co. 

Universal Cookery & Food 
Association. 

University Correspondence 
College. 

Rejjubhc of Uruguay. 

J. W. Vickers & Co. 

Victoria University, Man- 
chester. 

National Museum of Wales. 

University College of 
Wales, Aberystwyth. 

Captain W. Wallace. 

H. Waylen. 

Samuel Wells, f.r.g.s. 

Western Union Code Co. 

J. Whitaker & Sons. 

William Willett. 

Charles W. Williams, ph.d. 

Wisconsin Geological and 
Natural History Survey. 

Zoological Society of 
London. 



Libraries. 

Reports, Catalogues, &c, 
have been received from the 
following : — 
Aberdeen. 
National Library of Wales, 

Aberystwyth. 
Adelaide, South Australia. 
Arbroath. 

Ashton-under-Lyme. 
Enoch Pratt, Baltimore. 



Pcabody Inst., Baltimore. 

Barnsley. 

Barrow-in-Furness. 

Harry. 

Battersea. 

Belfast. 

Belgium Royal Library. 

Berlin Royal Library. 

Birmingham. 

Blackburn. 

Bodleian Library, Oxford. 

Bolton. 

Bootle. 

Boston, U.S.A. 

Bournemouth. 

Bradford. 

Brighton. 

Bristol. 

Brookline, U.S.A. 

Budapest Municipal Library. 

Barry. 

Calcutta Imperial Library. 

Cambridge Public Library. 

Cambridge University 

Library. 
Cardiff. 
Chelsea. 
Cheltenham. 
John Crerar, Chicago. 
Chicago Public Library. 
Chorley. 

Cleveland, Ohio. 
District of Columbia. 
Copenhagen Royal Library. 
Coventry. 
Croydon. 
Dayton, Ohio. 
Derby. 
Dundee. 
Eccles. 
Fulham. 

Great Yarmouth. 
Harvard University. 
Hereford. 
Hove. 

Huddersfield. 
Ilkley. 
Ipswich. 
Kendal. 
Leeds. 
Leicester. 
Lincoln. 

Liverpool {Lyceum) Library. 
Los Angeles, California. 
Manchester. 
John Ryland's Library, 

Manchester. 
Massachusetts Public Library. 
Middlesbrough. 
Milwaukee. 
Montrose. 
Newark, New Jersey. 



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LIBRARIES. 



Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 

New South Wales. 

Newton, Mass. 

Newton-in-Makerfield. 

New York Mercantile Library. 

New York Public Library. 

Northampton. 

Nottingham. 

Oldham Lyceum. 

Peoria, Illinois. 

Friends' Germantown, 
Philadelphia. 

Philadelphia Public Library. 

Pittsburgh: Carnegie Library. 

Portsmouth. 

Preston. 

Providence, Rhode Island. 

Rawtenstall. 

Richmond. 

Rio de Janeiro National 
Library. 

Rochdale. 

St. Helens. 

St. Louis Mercantile Asso- 
ciation. 

St. Louis Public Library. 

Salem, Mass. 

Skoreditch. 

South Shields. 

South war k. 

Stoke Newington. 

Toronto. 

Victoria, Australia. 

Walthamstow. 

Wandsworth. 

Warrington. 

Washington : Library of 
Congress. 

Waterloo-with-Seaforth 

West Bromwich. 

West Hartlepool. 

Westminster. 

Widnes. 

Wigan. 

Windsor, Canada. 

Wisconsin Free Library 



Worcester. 
Worcester, Mass. 
York. 

Liveepool Institutions 
and Societies. 
Reports have been recaived 

from the following : — 

Amateur Photographic 
Association. 

Architectural Society. 

Artists' Club. 

Auxiliary Bible Society. 

Father Berry's Homes. 

Blue Coat Hospital. 

Biological Society. 

Botanical Society. 

Catholic Young Men's 
Societies. 

Central Relief and Charity 
Organisation. 

Certified Industrial Schools. 

Chemists' Association. 

Children's Country Holiday 
Fund. 

Church of England Scrip- 
ture Readers' Society. 

Clerks' Association. 

Convalescent Institution, 
Woolton. 

David Lewis Northern Hos- 
pital. 

Dental Hospital. 

Economic and Statistical 
Society. 

Edge Hill College. 

Enquiry and Employment 
Bureau for Educated 
Women. 

Engineering Society. 

Home for Epileptics, Mag- 
hull. 

Eye and Ear Infirmary. 

Fabian Society. 

Female Orphan Asylum. 

Female Penitentiary. 



Society of Friends of 
Foreigners in jJistress. 

Geographical Society. 

Geological Association. 

Horticultural Association. 

Hospital for Consumption. 

Hospital Saturday Fund. 

Incorporated Chamber of 
Commerce. 

Infirmary for Children. 

Literary and Philosophical 
Society. 

Liverpool Society for the 
Prevention of Cruelty to 
Children. 

Liverpool University. 

Medical Institution. 

Mersey Mission to Seamen. 

Microscopical Society. 

Training School and Home 
for Nurses. 

Observatory, Bidston. 

Asylum for Orphan Boys. 

Peace Society. 

Penny Savings Bank. 

Philharmonic Society. 

Playgoers Society. 

Royal Infirmary. 

Royal National Lifeboat 
Institution. 

Royal Society for the Pre- 
vention of Cruelty to 
Animals. 

Royal Southern Hospital. 

Savings Bank. 

Seamen's Orphan Institu- 
tion. 

Shipowners' Association. 

Shipwreck and Humane 
Society. 

Steamship Owners' Associa- 
tion. 

Training Ship " Indefatig- 
able." 

Young Men's Christian 
Association. 



The following Periodicals, Newspapers, &c., and others, have been 
regularly presented : — 



Accountant 

African Mail 

American Museum Journal 

Australian Official Journal 

of Patents 
Board of Trade Journal 
British Architect 
British Socialist 
Canadian Patent Office 

Record 



Clerk of Works' Association 

Journal 
Commercial Motor 
Daily Dispatch 
Decorators' and Painters' 

Magazine 
Domestic Engineering 
Educational Times 
Electrician 
Esmeduna 



Estates Gazette 
Gwalia 

Herefordshire Times 
Homoeopathic World 
Horological Journal 
Incorporated Accountants' 

Journal 
Incorporated Society of 

Musicians, Journal of 
Investors' Guardian 



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Irish Times 

Labour Gazette 

Life-boat 

Liverpool Catholic Times 

Liverpool Courier (daily 
and weekly) 

Liverpool Diocesan Gazette 

Liverpool Echo 

Liverpool Express 

Liverpool Institute Schools 

Magazine 
Liverpool Journal of 

Commerce 
Liverpool Weekly Mercury 
Liverpool Porcupine 
Liverpool Post and Mercury 
Liverpool Weekly Post 
Liverpool Y.M.C.A. Journal 
Local Government Chronicle 
Local Government Officer 
Locomotive Journal 



Mariner 

Master Builders' Association j 

Journal 
Mona's Herald 
Motor 

Motor Sbip and Motor Boat ■ 
Motor Cycle 
Motor Traction 
Musical Herald 
New Church Magazine 
Northampton Mercury 
Oddfellows' Magazine 
Official Journal of the Patent 
Office 

Our Programme 

Paper Maker 

Patents 

Petroleum Review 

Positivist Review 

Preston Herald 

Printers' Register 



Railway Review 

Reports of Patents, Designs, 
and Trade Marks. 

Sanitary Record 

Script Shorthand Journal 

Shipping World 

Society of Chemical Indus- 
try : Journal 

Sphinx 

Stationery World 

Stonyhurst Magazine 

Students' Journal 

Timber News 

Timber Trades Journal 

Trade Marks Journal 

University Correspondent 

Wallaseyan 

Western Daily Press 

Zoophilist 



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REPORT BY THE CURATOR OF MUSEUMS. 



I beg to furnish the Sixtieth Annual Report upon the CONDUCT 
and PROGRESS of the Museums. 

1. — General. 
Since 1896, a period of seventeen years, specimens of Natural 
History and of Ethnography, totalling over 100,000 specimens, 
have been added to the Collections, or an average of over 6,000 
additions per year. 

The visitors to the Museums during the year, which show a 
considerable increase over last year, are as follows: — 

Total Visitors 480,666 

Weekly Average 9,243 

Daily Average... ... ... ... ... 1,820 

There has been a large number of special visitors from other 
Museums and Educational institutions, and the following, from 
among others, may be recorded : Professor Sayce, Professor of 
Assyriology, Oxford; Dr. Preuss, Director of the Royal Ethno- 
graphical Museum, Berlin; Professor Lehmann Haupt, LL.D., 
Ph.D., Liverpool; Professor Otto Lehmann, Director of the Altona 
Museum; Dr. G. Byron Gordon, Director of the Museum of 
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia ; Sir John Brunner, Liverpool ; Professor 
C. TJ. Hartmann, Director of the Ethnographical Museum, Stock- 
holm; N. W. Thomas, Government Anthropologist for West Africa ; 
Dr. Arthur Dendy, Professor of Zoology, University of London; 
Dr. Lucas, Director of the American Museum of Natural History, 
and Dr. W. B. Benhani, E.R.S., Professor of Biology and 
Curator of Museum, Otago University, New Zealand. 



44 MUSEUMS. 

Twenty-four lectures were delivered by the members of the Staff 
and others on Monday evenings in the lecture theatre of the 
Museums, specially dealing with the various collections in the 
institutions. They were illustrated by specimens and lantern slides. 
Over 8,000 visitors were recorded in the Museums on these Monday 
evenings, and a large percentage attend the various lectures. 

Prof. Newberry, of the Institute of Archaeology, gave a course 
of eight afternoon lectures during October and November, in the 
Museum Lecture Hall, on " The Antiquities of Ancient Egypt," in 
which special referent;' was made to the many interesting and 
important specimens contained in the Museum Collection. The 
course was followed through by an exceedingly appreciative 
audience, and the Museum Committee accorded thanks to Professor 
Newberry by resolution. It is suggested that these lectures shall 
form the basis of a guide to the Egyptian Gallery of the Museum. 

Professor Garstang, also of the Institute of Archaeology, held a 
series of informal discourses and discussions on the replicas' of 
Sculptures erected during the year in the Hittite Gallery. These 
important Hittite Monuments have been deposited on loan in the 
Museum, by the Liverpool Institute of Archaeology, and have been 
examined with interest by many authorities, including Dr. Sayce, 
Professor of Assyriology, Oxford. He was particularly struck with 
their arrangement, as the side illumination brought out details 
which were not so well seen in the originals. The Museum is to be 
congratulated on being the first institution in this country having 
such a magnificent series of Hittite Monuments on exhibition. 

The Cretan Collection, deposited on loan by Professor Bosanquet, 
has had some important additions made to it, and the labelling of the 
exhibits is being proceeded with. 

The Romano-British Collections have been re-arranged in better 
cases, and some important casts of representative examples of 
Romano-British Sculpture, prepared under the authority of the 
Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, have been acquired, 
and will shortly be placed on exhibition. 



MUSEUMS. 45 

The Local History Gallery lias bad numerous and important 
additions made to it during the year, and the Committee is indebted 
to several Liverpool gentlemen (see pp. 60-63) for gifts and loans 
illustrative of Liverpool's history. An important selection, con- 
taining several old views, street names in Herculaneum Ware, 
and volunteer flags, among other interesting specimens, have been 
received on loan from the Town Hall, by permission of the Finance 
Committee, and a selection of the Herdman paintings of Old 
Liverpool are on view by permission of the Library Sub-Committee. 

In the Ceramic Section a number of specimens, suitable for the 
purpose, have been placed in shallow frames, and hung on 
the walls. They are thus available for study at close quarters, so 
necessary in the examination of pottery. 

Considerable acquisitions have been made to the Melanian Depart- 
ment, and Mr. Eidyard, to whose efforts our West African Section 
mainly owes its existence, has now presented, or directly caused to 
be presented, over 5,000 specimens to the Museums. 

In Natural History, many important additions have been made, 
and much useful work done. Perhaps the most important donation 
made in this department was the specimen of Red Sea Dugong 
(see p. 55). The opportunities of obtaining specimens of these 
interesting Aquatic Mammals are becoming less and less, as there is 
every reason to believe the family is a dwindling one, and will shortly 
become extinct. This and many other Mammals have been mounted 
and placed on exhibition. The case of Lemurs, a group of Monkeys 
of great scientific interest, has been revised and many specimens 
remounted. 

The British Series of Birds with natural surroundings is now 
nearly completed. Seven new gioups, including the Nightingale, 
Siskin, and Wood Lark, were mounted during the year and placed 
on exhibition. The British Bird Egg Cabinet has also received 
a valuable addition (see p. 54), whereby it has been made almost 
complete. In all the various departments of Natural History 
considerable progress may be reported, and the proper conservation 
of specimens has been carried out. 



MUSEUMS. 
46 



Soecial efforts have been made during the past year to enlarge 

have been taken. 

■■ Taking the latter part of the work, viz., the loan of Museum 
specimens for use outside the Museums, there are now 103 
Bleary Schools and two Training Colleges m Liverpool 
frenu t Lrn schools outs.de Liverpool have had to be refused) 
egTarly obtaining specimens from the School Loan Collect^ 
These applications are continuous, scarcely a day passing during 
the period the schools are in session but applications are received 
vJLg from one to six per day. During the past year 350 o 
t Je applications were dealt with, and that the demand 
increasing is shown from the fact that since the beginning of the 
pres ent year, in the first four weeks of the new school session, 
93 specimens have been applied for. These collections have been 
formed largely by the demands made. Whenever a V~™"» 
asked for, if not already in the collection, it is added, if possible, 
from the duplicates of the exhibition series. They now contain 
upwards of 1,000 specimens. 1 am at present engaged in revising 
these collections, and when this revision is completed I propose to 
as k the Committee for authority to have a catalogue of them pub- 
lished for the use of the teachers. 

"The part of the work consisting in the visits of students to study 
the collections in the Museums on the day set apart for their use 
shows the same satisfactory progress. There are no records of 
such visits on days other than the ' Students' Days,' for which, 
as the Committee is aware, special tickets are issued, but it is a 
daily experience to have enquiries on matters pertaining to the 
collections from such visitors- On these 52 days of the year 1,150 
Art Students, 350 Science Students, and a few for more general 
purposes, have been recorded, averaging over 30 per ' Students' 



MUSEUMS. 47 

Day ' (on one ' Students' Day ' 71 students were working at one 
time in the Museums). These students are recruited from the 
Liverpool University, the Dental Hospital, Edge Hill Training 
College, City Technical School, Liscard School of Art, private 
studios in Liverpool, Bootle, Wallasey, Birkenhead and Hoylake, 
Wallasey High School, Liverpool Institute, several of the Liverpool 
Secondary Schools, and a number of students engaged in private 
study in preparation for degrees or diplomas in other Universities. 
I am constantly receiving acknowledgment of the help obtained 
from the collections by private students. 

" There is still another branch of this section of the work, viz., 
the visits to the Museums, by arrangement, of school classes under 
the charge of teachers during school hours. Last year upwards of 
2,500 pupils under the charge of 120 teachers from some 70 schools 
thus visited the Museums. There are great potentialities in this 
direction, and certain of the masters in our schools are becoming 
alive to the importance of such visits, when properly organised 
and systematically carried out in consultation with the Museum 
staff. During the past year the assistant master of the Pleasant 
Street Council Schools has continued his series of lessons in 
geography, in which, in conjunction with the physical charac- 
teristics, the fauna and flora and peoples of the respective geo- 
graphical areas are dealt with. The lessons are given in the 
Museums Theatre, in which Museum specimens illustrating the 
subjects of the lessons are on view, and in addition lantern slides 
from the Museum series are shown. Some of the specimens (such 
as will not suffer by transit) are loaned to the school, and on subse- 
quent days sketches and models in plasticine and other materials 
are made by the pupils from the actual objects." 

By order of the Committee, I attended the meetings of the 
Museums Association in Dublin in July, and the British Association 
at Dundee in September. The privilege of attending these scientific 
meetings is greatly appreciated, and intercourse with one's co- 
workers is always an advantage to an Institution with so many 
departments as this. 



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MUSEUMS. 



2. — Acquisitions. 
A. LORD DERBY MUSEUM. 

INVERTEBRATES- 

Coelenterata. 
Presented : 

About 100 Sea Anemones (Actinia equina), from Peel, I.O.M., 
by Mr. P. Entwistle, Deputy Curator. 

Sea Anemone (Actinoloba dianthus) and several young Anemones, 
from the estuary of the Mersey, by the late Capt. Griffiths, S.H.B. 
"Beta." 

Two Corals, from New Zealand, part of a miscellaneous collection 
bequeathed by the late Mrs. Catherine Hodgson, of Auckland, New 
Zealand. 

Colony of Alcyonium digitatum, from Weymouth, by Mr. Lloyd 
Wallis, 1, Chesterfield Place, Weymouth. 

Echinodermata. 
Presented : 

Six Echinoderms, from New Zealand, bequeathed by the late 
Mrs. Catherine Hodgson, of Auckland, New Zealand. 

Exchanged : 

Sea Lily (Metacrinus rotundus), from Yokohama, Japan, irom 
Mr. A. M. Eogeis, Perth Museum, received in exchange. 

Vermes. 

Presented : 

Common Lug Worm (Arenicola marina), and Creeper Worm 
{Nereis nirens), from Birkdale and Seaforth, by Mr. I. Norris, 
18, Talbot Street, Southport. 

„ . Brachiopoda. 

Presented : 

Several Brachiopods (Terebratula ca put-serpent is and Crania 
anomala), from the Hebridean Seas, by Prof, W, A. Herdman, 
l r niversity of Liverpool. 



MUSEUMS. 49 

Arthropoda. 

Crustacea. 
Presented : 

One Crab (sp. indet.), from India, by Mr. Richard Dawson, 
46, Crown Street, Liverpool. 

Tracheata. 
Presented : 

Fifty-one Ova of Silk-Moth (Yama mai), by Mr. Henry Watson, 
70, Ashford Road, Withington, Manchester. 

Two Scorpions, three Spiders, one Orthopteron, one Beetle, and 
two specimens of Hemiptera, by Dr. H. A. Auden, Grassendale, 
Liverpool. 

160 Butterflies, Moths and Beetles (spp. indet.), from the Hills 
near Sierra Leone, by Mr. A. Ridyard, Chief Engineer, 
S.S. "Tarquah," Elder Dempster Line, Liverpool. 

Three Spiders, three specimens of Orthoptera, one Ant, and two 
Centipedes, from the Blue Mountains, Australia, by the Rev. R. 
Herbert Sewell, B.A., Falkner House, Falkner Square, Liverpool. 

Queen Wasp (Vespa gerviania) , from "Upton, by Dr. J. A. Clubb, 
Curator of Museums. 

Bumble Bee (Psithyrus rupestris), from Stoneycroft, by Mr. J. 
Connely, Museums Foreman. 

Goliath Beetle (Goliatliua druryi), anonymously. 

Cell of Queen Bee (Apis nielli fica), from Dundee, by Mr. R. 
Murray, Edgehill, Dundee. 

Buff-tipped Moth (Phalera bucephala), from Craven Arms, South 
Shropshire; by Mr. Taverner, Norma Road, Waterloo. 

Lungicorn Beetle (sp. indet.), from South America, by Mr. H. 
Allan, 56, Sheil Road, Liverpool. 

Dragon Fly (JSschna grandis), from Liscard, by Mr. Henry 
Entwistle, 7, Ormond Street, Liscard. 



50 MUSEUMS. 

A number of "Whirligigs" (Gyrinus natator), by Mrs. 
Withingshaw, Greystone House, Penketh, Warrington. 

Spider (sp. indet.), by Mr. Hill, Messrs. W. Brown & Co., Temple 
Court, Dale Street, Liverpool. 

Camberwell Beauty Butterfly (Vanessa antiopa), from Knotty 
Ash (taken in 1873), by Mr. Ed. P. Thompson, Whitcburch. 

Larva of the Oak Egger Moth (Lasiocampus quercus), from 
Craigfechan, near Ruthin, North AVales, by Miss J. Formby Bragg, 
45, Alderley Road, Hoylake. 

Cream Spotted Tiger Moth (Arctin caja), from New Brighton, by 
Mr. P. Entwistle, Deputy Curator. 

Hymenopteron (Bombus hortorum) cS , from TTpton, Cheshire, by 
Dr. Clubb, Curator of Museums. 

Small collection of 24 Insects (chiefly blood-sucking Diptera) 
(spp. indet.), from West Africa, by Mr. J. McCreatb, 24, Dum- 
barton Road, Walton. 

Two Hyinenopterons (Bombus pratorum 9 . and Bombus 
terrestris $), from the River Dee, and one Hymenopteron (Apis 
mellifica) c? , from Liscard, Cheshire, by Mr. C. H. Murray, 
Entomological Assistant in the Museums. 

Nest, containing embryo of Hornet Fly, from Opeji, about 80 
miles from Lagos, West Coast of Africa, by Mr. J. McCreatb, 
24, Dumbarton Road, Walton. 

Two Spiders (sp. indet.), two Beetles (sp. indet.), and two Grass- 
hoppers (sp. indet.), by Mr. Richard Dawson, 46, Crown Street, 
Liverpool. 

Five samples of Spun Silk of the Silk-worm, from Auckland, >'ew 
Zealand, and one sample of Silk spun by Spider from the Sandwich 
Islands, part of a miscellaneous collection bequeathed by 
Mrs. Catherine Hodgson, of Auckland, New Zealand. 



MUSEUMS. 51 

Purchased : 

A collection of British Hymenoptera, consisting of 104 specimens, 
representing 91 species. 

Exchanged : 

200 British Spiders, representing 12 families, 66 genera, and 
100 species, received from Dr. Cole, of University College, Reading, 
in exchange for one Mud Fish, one Cat Fish, and two Walking 
Fishes. 

-r, . Mollusca. 

.Presented : 

Eleven Fresh-water Shells (Anodoiita cygncea), from Lymore 
Pool, Montgomery-shire, by Mr. Salter, Lawrence Road Bridewell. 

Small collection of Shells from New Zealand, part of a 
miscellaneous collection bequeathed by the late Mrs. Catherine 
Hodgson, of Auckland, New Zealand. 

Series of Oysters (Ostrea echriis), showing stages in growth, by 
Mr. Charles Hunt, Curator, Bootle Museum. 

Three Nudibranchs, with mass of spawn {Eolis papillosa), from 
New Brighton, by Mr. P. Entwistle, Deputy Curator. 

Cuttlefish (Moschites cirrosa), from Point of Ayr, I.O.M., by 
Messrs. John Duncan & Sons, "Wholesale Fish Market, Liverpool, 
collected by Capt. Edwards of the Steam Trawler "Rambler." 

^ , Fishes. 

.Presented : 

" Fatherlasher " (Cottus bubalis), from the Rock Channel, by 
Mr. Cass, 11,. Kinder Street, Liverpool. 

One Pike from Cressage, Shrewsbury, four Tench, two Rudd, two 
Perch and one Roach from Chapel Hill, Lincoln, by Mr. Frank 
Vaughan, Sunningdale Road, New Brighton. (Presented living for 
the Aquarium.) 

Cast made from a specimen of Salmon (weight 36 lbs.), loaned 
for the purpose of casting by Mr. G. F. Rimmer, Rumford Street, 
Liverpool. 



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Two rostra of Saw Fish and two Sharks' Skulls, by Miss Simpson, 
Berkley Street, Liverpool. 

Forty-nine "Walking Fish (Periophthalmus koelreuteri), from 
Forcados, and twelve Mud Blocks containing Mud Fish (Protop- 
tents annectens), from McCarthy Island, Gambia River, Bathurst, 
West Africa, by Mr. A. Ridyard. 

Pipe Fish (Sygnathus acus), from the estuary of the Mersey, by 
the late Capt. Griffiths, 8. H.B. "Beta." 

One Pike (Esom lucius) and one Tench [Tinea tinea), from 
Knowsley, by Mr. Henry Granley, 88, Crosshall Street. 

One Tope (Galeus vulgaris), found in the machinery at the 
Pumping Station, Huskisson Dock, by Mr. Hamilton, Mersey Docks 
and Harbour Board. 

One Tench (Tinea tinea), from Cheshire, by Mr. Sinnot, 
26, Church Road, Seacombe. 

Two Cook's Wrasse (Ldbrus mixtus) <S and $ , by Capt. Eagle, 
Steam Trawler "Eileen Duncan," Messrs. John Duncan & Sons, 
Liverpool. 

Purchased : 

1,000 Ova of Rainbow Trout (for Aquarium i. 

Five Lampreys (Petromyzon fluviatilis), from Bangor. N. Wales 
(for Aquarium). 

Six Conger Eels (Conger vulgaris), from Hilbre Island (for 

Aquarium). 

Amphibia. 
Presented : 

Nine Bull Frogs (Nana catesbiana), one Toad (sp. indet.), and 
three Newts (Molge viridescens), from the York Town Heights, 
Hudson River, by Capt. W. T. Turner, E.M.S. " Mauretania," 

Cunard Line, Liverpool. (Presented living for the Aquarium.) 

A number of Crested Newts (Triton cristata), from Market 
Drayton, Shropshire, by Mr. T. R. Boughey, Museums Attendant. 
(Presented living for the Aquarium.) 



MUSEUMS. 53 

Bull Frog (sp. indet.), by Dr. J. H. O'Connell, Heathfield Road, 

Wavertree. 

Reptiles. 
Presented : 

Turtle (Cyno s temum scorpioides) , by Mr. F. Jones, 18, Myrtle 

Street, Liverpool. 

Chameleon (CKamaeleon vulgaris), two Lizards (Agama inermis), 

four Lizards (spp. indet.), and a Limbless Lizard (sp. indet.), by 
Dr. H. A. Auden, Grassendale, Liverpool. 

Two Lizards (Lacerta agilis), from tlie sandhills at Wallasey, by 
Miss Paulina C. Prince, 13, Palatine Street, Liverpool. 

Four Snakes (spp. indet.), two Snapping Turtles (ClieJydva 
serpentaria), and two Tortoises (Cistudo Carolina, var. major and 
Clemmys insculpta), from the York Town Heights, Hudson River, 
New York State, by Capt. W. T. Turner, R.M.S. " Mauretania," 
Canard Steamship Co.. Water Street, Liverpool. 

Grass Snake (Tropidonotus natvi.v), found in Powis Street, 
Liverpool, by Mr. W. Broadbent, 13, Powis Street. 

Lizard [Lacerta agilis) <$ , in breeding colours, from the sand- 
bills at Ainsdale, by Mr. Douglas Milroy, 12, Alexandra Drive, 
Walton. 

Snake (sp. indet.), from Calabar, West Africa, by Mr. J. H. 
Allan, 56j Slieil Road, Liverpool. 

Gecko (sp. indet.), by Mr. Henry Masters, GT, Page Street, 
Liverpool. 

Seventeen Snakes and one Skink (sp/i. indet.), from India, by 
Mr. Richard Dawson, 46, Crown Street, Liverpool. 

Birds. 

Presented : 

Hooded Crow (Coitus comix), by Mr. J. Graham, Messrs. 
Macfie & Sons, Moorfields, Liverpool. 

Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata) d , from North America, by 
Mr. G. S. Walker, 12, Wellesley Road, Liscard. 



54 MUSEUMS. 

Shoveller Duck (Spatula elypeata), Cockatoo (Cacatva lead- 
beateri) <$ , Blue Mountains Lory (Triclioglossus Novae-hollandiae) 
9 , Laughing Jackass (Dacelo gigas), Amherst Pheasant {Thawmalea 
amherstiae) , Martinique Water Hen (Porphyriola martinica) 9, 
Swan (Cygntis olor) $ , Black Swan (Chenopsis atrata), Common 
Heron [Ardea cinered) 9 . Blue and Yellow Macaw (.4m araraund) 
9 . White Heron (Herodias alba) 9 , Guillemot (Uria trnile) 9 juv., 
ami a Whistling Teal (Dendrocygnus viduata), from the Aviaries 
at Sefton, Stanley ami Newsham Parks and the Botanic Gardens, 
hy the Parks and Gardens Committee per the Superintendent. 

Two Little Owls (Athene noctua) $ and 9* from Huntingdon- 
shire, and an Albatross (Diomedea exulans), by Mr. Alfred Culshaw, 
3, Union Court, Castle Street, Liverpool. 

Fancy Pigeon <$ , by Mr. Eoger Leslie, Hillside, Knowsley. 

Skull of Albatross and Skull of Pelican, by Miss Simpson, 
Berkley Street, Liverpool. 

Archangel Fancy Pigeon <$ , by Mr. H. M. Coates, 4, St. James' 
Mount. Liverpool. 

Two abnormal Pheasant's Eggs, by Mr. T. Page, Head Keeper, 
Charley wood, Kirby. 

Scops Owl (Scops leucotis) S , from West Africa, and a Bird's 
Nest from the Yoruba Country, Southern Nigeria, by Mr. J. 
McCreath, 24, Dumbarton Eoad, Walton. 

Living Virginian Eagle Owl (Bubo virginia/nus), from St. Simon's 
Island, N.E. of Brunswick, Georgia, U.S.A., by Mr. C. F. Stevens, 
per Capt. W. T. Turner, P. M.S. " Mauretania," Cunard S.S. Co. 

Parakeet (Agapornis lilianae), from near Lake Pamalonibe, 
Nyassaland, by Prof. E. Newstead, University of Liverpool. 

Thick-billed Eaven (Corvus crassirostriz), by Mr. W. Simpson 
Cross, Cross's Menagerie, Liverpool. 

Collection of British Birds' Eggs, representing 154 species, by 
Mr. H. McAllester, 17, Galloway Eoad, Waterloo. 



MUSEUMS. 55 

Clutch of five eggs of Chough (Pyrrhocorax graculus), from 
Rathlin Island, Co. Antrim, Ireland, by Mr. T. A. S. Stendall, 
Belfast Museum. 

Nest and two Eggs of an African bird known as " Ite eiye," from 
Southern Nigeria, West Africa, by Mr. J. McCreath, 24, Dum- 
barton Road, Walton. 

Five Birds' Nests with Eggs, and about two dozen Birds' Eggs 
{unlet.), from New Zealand, bequeathed (with other material) by 
the late Mrs. Catherine Hodgson, of Auckland, New Zealand. 
Received in Exchange : 

Collection of 107 British Birds' Eggs, from Mr. Isaac Cooke, 
Glebe Road, Wallasey, in exchange for selected duplicate specimens 
of Lepidoptera (Cooke Collection). 

Purchased : 

Collection of 72 specimens of Fancy Exhibition Canaries. 

Mammals. 

Presented : 

Common Shrew (Sore.v vulgaris) tf , from Upton, Cheshire, bv 
Dr. J. A. Clubb. J 

Skull of Sheep, by Miss Simpson, Berkley Street, Liverpool. 

Pair of Horns (indet.), from Northern Nigeria, West Africa, bv 
Capt. N'dah, per Mr. A. Ridyard. 

Dugong (Halicore tabemaculi) rf, from Djibouti, Abyssinia, by 

Mr. A. Mallalieu. Roseville, Dee Banks, Chester. 

Anthropoid Brain, in preservative, showing internal anatomy. 
Found to be unregistered, and now referred to this date. 

Mongoose {Herpestes a pin, hit us), from South Africa b T 
Mrs. Frank McNair, 25, Harrowby Road, Seafortn. 

Hedgehog (Erinaceus sp.), from Karachi, and a Variegated 
Spider Monkey (Ateles variegatus), by Mr. W. Simpson Cross 
Ihe Menagerie, Earle Street, Liverpool. 



56 MUSEUMS 

Prevost's Squirrel (Sriiirus prevosti), by Dr. Graham Renshaw, 
Bridge House, Sale, Cheshire. 

Polecat (Mustela putorius), from North Wales, by Mr. E. Rolyni 
Owen, " Gru Wen," Pwllheli, North "Wales. 

Two Human Foetuses, Mummy of Child, Head and Foot of a 
Peruvian Mummy, and Skull of a Flathead Indian, all from Peru, 
by Mr. Charles Watters, " Hightields," Woolton Road, Liverpool. 

Blenheim Spaniel S, by Mr. T. J. Sudell, 25, Southbank Road, 
Southport. 

Pair of small Mammalian Tusks, a portion of the small collection 
of miscellaneous specimens bequeathed by the late Mrs. Catherine 
Hodgson, Auckland, New Zealand. 

Botany. 
Presented : 

Two specimens of Green. Hellebore (Helleborus viridis), from the 
Leet, Rhydymwyn, by Mr. Knowles, Houghton Road, Upton, 
Cheshire. 

Fungus (Polyporus sqvamosus), from a tree-trunk at Honey's 
Green Lane, Knotty Ash, by Mr. John Cowen, 37, Crown Street, 
Liverpool. 

Small collection of Dried Plants, consisting of about 85 local 
Flowering Plants, six local Sea-weeds, and five non-local Flowering 
Plants, by Miss H. W. Jevons, 4, Rectory Place, Chislehurst, Kent. 

A few specimens of Plantago maritime, var. hirsuta, three 
specimens of the Cornish form of P. maritima, and a small tuft of 
P. maritima, var. linearis, from the Black Craig, near Stromness, 
Orkney, by Mr. George Ellison, Loudon Grove, Liverpool. 

A small botanical collection consisting of specimens of Pandanus 
Wood, Olive Wood, Grass, &c, from the Sandwich Islands, and 
Plants, Grasses, Ferns and Sea-weeds from New Zealand, and a 
copy of "Indigenous Flowers of the Hawaiian Islands." Portion 
of a miscellaneous collection bequeathed by the late Mrs. Catherine 
Hodgson, of Auckland, New Zealand. 



MUSEUMS. 57 

Palaeontology. 

Presented : 

A small collection of Fossils from the Oolite, Minchinhampton 
Common, by Mr. H. C. Beasley, Prince Alfred Road, Wavertree, 
Liverpool. 

Fossil Shell in Matrix, by Mr. Samuel Perrow, Rose Hotel, 
Binns Road, Old Swan, Liverpool. 

Small collection of Carboniferous Fossils, including Shells and 
Plants, from Wigan, by Mr. G. A. Ha worth, The Wigan Coal and 
Iron Co., Wigan. 

Geology. 

Presented : 

Small collection of Minerals, consisting of specimens of 
Chalcedonic Geode, Radiating Quartz, Chalcedonic Agate, Onyx 
Agate, Red-banded Agate, and piece of Silicified Material, from 
Salto, Uruguay, South America, by Mr. W. B. Dickinson, 
42, Village Road, Oxton. 

Seven Minerals and piece of Glass, by Mr. Frederick Collings, 
5, Rydal Street, Everton. 

Thirty-one specimens of Rocks from Lund and district, Skane, 
South Sweden, by Dr. T. 0. Hirst, Chapelstead, Gateacre. 

Thirty Mineralogical specimens, consisting of Kauri Gum in 
Tanpiri Coal, Lava of several kinds, Sulphur, Quartz, Quartzite, 
Stalactites, and a sample of " Pele's Hair," from the Sandwich 
Islands and New Zealand. Portion of a miscellaneous collection 
bequeathed by the late Mrs. Catherine Hodgson, of Auckland, New 
Zealand. 

Economics. 

Presented : 

Two pieces of Tree Fern Stem turned vase-shape, and six 
"Curios" made from various woods, with a Trader's List of the 
Woods, from New Zealand. Portion of a miscellaneous collection 
bequeathed by the late Mrs. Catherine Hodgson, of Auckland, New 
Zealand. 



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Two Ornaments of Polished Fluor Spar and Black Fossil-bearing 
Marble, by Mr. W. B. Dickinson, 42, Village Road, Oxton, 
Birkenhead. 

The Aquarium. 

The Aquarium continues, as heretofore, to be one of the chief 
attractions of the Museums. The various tanks have been kept 
well stocked with examples of both marine and fresh-water life, 
and the Seal continues in good health and to be of great interest 
to visitors. 

Donations of living specimens have been numerous, and special 
thanks are due to Messrs. Sills, F. Yaughan and W. H. Hurst for 
numerous gifts of fresh-water fish; to Captain W. T. Turner, of 
the S.S. " Mauretania," for specimens of American birds and 
reptiles; and to Mr. A. Kidyard for West African Walking Fish 
and the curious Lung Mud Fishes. 





Summary of Acquisitions. 










Zoological 




Coelenterata 




5 


Species 


.. 104 Specimens. 


Echinodermata 




4 


,, ... 


7 




Vermes ... 




2 


,, 


2 




Brachiopoda 




2 


, , ... 


7 , 




Arthropoda (Crustacea) 


1 


>> ... 


1 




Arthropoda (Tra 


cheata) 


294 


, , ... 


.. 600 




Mollusca 




10 


, , ... 


.. 42 




Fishes 




17 


,» 


.. 105 




Amphibia 




5 


,, ... 


.. 54 




Reptiles 




23 


,, ... 


.. 41 




Birds 




284 


, , ... 


.. 396 




Uammak 





12 


, , ... 


.. 18 








659 




1,377 






Botanical. 




Plants . . 






.. 


.. 127 Speci 


mens. 



MUSEUMS. 59 

Paleontologies!. 

Zoological and Botanical 52 Specimens. 

Geological and Mineralogical. 
Rocks and Minerals 65 Specimens. 

Economics. 
Economics ... ... ... ... ... ... 10 Specimens. 

Total additions to the Lord Derby Museum. 
Specimens ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,631. 

B.-MAYER MUSEUM. 

(a) General. 

As in previous years, the Melanian Department continues to 
receive numerous acquisitions from West and South-West Africa, 
through the kind offices of Mr. A. Ridyard, Chief Engineer (Elder, 
Dempster & Co., Ltd.). 

(6) Loans and Deposits. 

The facsimiles of a group of Ancient Irish Antiquities, lent by 
Messrs. Johnson & Sons, Dublin, have been returned. 

The collection of Chinese and Japanese Porcelain, lent by 
Mr. John Mellor, Junr., still remains on exhibition. 

A small collection of fragments of Pottery, illustrating Glazes, 
etc., lent by Prof. P. E. Newberry, continues on loan. 

The small collection of Chinese Porcelain, received through 
Mr. Gordon Saies, remains on deposit. 

The collection of Cretan Antiquities, deposited by Prof. R. C. 
Bosanquet, still remains on deposit. 

The Casts of Hittite Antiquities, deposited by Prof. J. Garstang, 
remain on loan. 

A collection of Antiquities from Meroe, Egyptian Sudan, has 
been deposited by Prof. J. Garstang. 



60 MUSEUMS. 

Five Roman Coins (circa 300 A.D.), found June, 1898, during 
excavations for Alderman James Ruddin's Cold Storage Depot, 
at the corner of Hood Street and Tryon Street, Liverpool, by 
J. H. Ruddin, Esq., per R. Gladstone, Junr., Esq. 

Collection of Book Plates, Squibs, Prints, Drawings, &c, 
relating to Liverpool, by Alderman A. H. Arkle. 

Liverpool Policeman's Truncheon, painted with the "Liver" 
Crest and G. 27, circa 1820, by Ernest H. S. Gladstone, Esq. 

Liverpool Policeman's Truncheon, painted with the "Liver" 
Crest, and C. 10, circa 1820, by A. A. Beloe, Esq., per 
R. Gladstone, Junr., Esq. 

Specimens from the Town Hall and Municipal Offices, 
Deposited by the Financial Sub-Committee. 

Town Hall. 

Large Silver-gilt Mace, presented to the Corporation by Charles, 
8th Earl of Derby. Length 3ft. 2in. 

Small Copper Mace, presented by Charles, 8th Earl of Derby, 
30th September, 1667. Length 17|in. 

Silver gilt Mace with Brass Medallions, 17th century. 

Sword carried before His Excellency Sir Wm. Norris, of Speake, 
on his embassy to the Great Mogul, 1702, and descriptive plate. 

Brass Tipstaff, George IV, 1820. 

Flag, 2nd Regiment of Liverpool Volunteers, 1803. 

Silk Union Jack, Liverpool Volunteers, 1803. 

Pottery Name-plates of " Castle Street " and " Hanover Street," 
made at the Herculaneuin Pottery, Liverpool. 

Specimen of the original Dinner Service, made at the 
Herculaneum Pottery for the Liverpool Corporation. 14^in. dia. 

Copper Beer Barrel. 



MUSEUMS. 61 

Municipal Offices (Town Clerk's Department) 
Brass Plate, 25in. by 19in.— " Leverpoole, 1674, a table of the 
Customs and Hallidge Duty," with charges. 

Two Brass Plates, 23in. by 18±in. — Liverpool Town Duties 
(Dues). 

Two Copper Plates, by Matthew Gregson, showing the Dock 
Improvements, 1810 and 1811. 

A selection of local Prints, Maps and Drawings, from the Public 
Library, by the Libraries Sub-Committee. 

Protest, dated 2nd June, 1713, regarding the undue detention of 
the Liverpool ship "Penelope" at the Island of St. Christopher, 
and Letter of Instructions from Foster Cunliffe & Sons, Liverpool, 
to Capt. Henry Hayston, of the "Young Foster," instructing him 
to collect slaves; by the Committee of the Bootle Museum. 

Collection of English Wine Glasses; Model of Two Men-of-war 
in bone, and Straw Work-basket and Wool-winder, made by French 
Prisoners in Liverpool; Silver Badge of the Liverpool Volunteers; 
Coin of Queen Anne, engraved with view of a privateer, the 
"Hawk," of Liverpool; Porcelain Mug, Liverpool transfer printed; 
by Dr. Philip Nelson, F.S.A. 

(c) Exchanges. 
•Tug, cream-coloured ware, with transfer-print of Masonic Arms 
signed " Billinye Sc, Liverpool" on one side, and on the other 
a medallion representing Europa with inscription " Let wisdom 
unite us"; received in exchange from the Stockport Municipal 
Museum, for duplicate pottery specimens, as follows: — Delft Dish, 
Zachariah Barnes [12.6.84.3]; Two Cups and Saucer, Turner 
jasper ware [1,167] ; and Liverpool Delft Tile [2,234]. 



Presented : 



(d) Acquisitions. 
(1) Miscellaneous. 



Surgical Case of Silver, containing six lances, formerly belonging 
to " Dawson, Surgeon," by Mr. A. A. Bleasdale. 



62 MUSEUMS. 

Brass Coin of Trajan, found near Sizel Street, Moor Lane, 
Preston, 1864, by the Executors of Mr. James Stelfox. 

Bronze Medal— Queen Victoria Jubilee, by Mr. F. C. Beazley. 

Purchased : — 

Glass Medallion Portrait of Bailley, Mayor of Paris, by Tassie. 

Transferred : 

Bronze Stop-ridge Celts and Flint Flake, from the Free Library. 

(2) Liverpool History Room. 
Presented : 

Facsimile of the Charter of John, Count of Mortain (afterwards 
King), confirming " Liverpul " and other lands to Henry 
Fitzwarin — undated, circa 1192; Cast of a Seal similar to the one 
attached to the above Charter; Facsimile of the Charter of King 
John, giving Fitzwarin certain lands in exchange for " Liverpul " ; 
Facsimile of Charter or Letters Patent of King John, creating 
"Liverpul" a free borough, 28th August, 1207; Cast of a Seal 
similar to that originally attached to this Charter; Photograph of 
the Patent Poll, showing the entry of King John's Letters Patent 
to Liverpool; Facsimile of the Charter of Henry III, granting 
Liberties, &c, to the town, 24th March, 1229; Cast of a Seal 
similar to that which was originally attached to the above Charter; 
Facsimile of the Charier of Robert de Ferrers, Earl of Derby, to 
the town, 5th February, 1266; Cast of a Seal similar to that attached 
to the above Charter; by Robert Gladstone, Junr., Esq. 

Coloured Aquatints of "Views of Everton, Lancashire," 
engraved by Daniel Howell and published by W. Cowen, 
Liverpool, January 1st, 1817 ; also Coloured Print of Zoological 
Gardens, West Derby Eoad, Liverpool, by K. Barrow, published 
by T. Kaye; by John A. E. Rayner, Esq. 

Photographs of Printed Circulars presented to Members of 
Parliament in connection with the Bill for making Liverpool a 
parish distinct from Walton, 1C99 ; by R. Gladstone, Junr., Esq. 



MUSEUMS. 63 

Map of the Environs of Liverpool, by James Sheriff, 1816; 
Wooden Snuff-box in form of a shoe; by Mrs. William R. Craddock. 

View of Liverpool about 1840, designed, drawn and engraved 
by J. R. Isaac, Liverpool; and Map of Liverpool, 1849, by Henry 
Austen, Surveyor, Liverpool, published by Thomas Kaye ; by 
Mr. Maurice Eschwege. 

Engraving of "The South-west Prospect of Liverpoole," by 
Mr. M. Morris. 

Dials of Grandfather Clocks, made by Josh. Johnson and 
R. Boston, Liverpool, by George Eccles & Son. 

Dials of Grandfather Clocks, by Green, S. Hurst and Jno. 
Weatherill, Liverpool, by Robert Gladstone, Junr., Esq. 

Book-plates of Edward Wilbraham Bootle, Edward Bootle 
Wilbraham and Charles Lawrence, by Mr. W. H. Williams. 

Portrait of Miss Biffin, painted by herself, by Herbert R. 
Rathbone, Esq., C.C. {Chairman of the Museum Sub-Committee). 

A Plan of the Town of Liverpool, with all the later improvements, 
from an actual survey made in the year 1T96; by R. Gladstone, 
Junr., Esq. 

Fragments of Stained Glass, taken from a greenhouse on th«> 
Otterspool Estate — probably Flemish, 15th century, by Dr. H. A. 
Auden. 

Roman Coin of Gordianus, found in the garden in front of 
Museums, by Mr. A. Davenport. 

Lead, Bronze and Bronze-gilt Medals, issued by the Liverpool 
School Board to John Jones, by Mr. J. W. Jones. 

Purchased : 

Slate Sun-dial, 14±m. diameter, " Richard Melvin fecit, 
Liverpool"; Bronze Tally or Ticket of the Royal Colosseum; 
Omnibus Ticket, "James T. Galloway, Liverpool"; Silver and 
Gold-centred Medal, Bluecoat Hospital, "The Howell Medal. 
1907 " ; Silver Medal, commemorating the laying of the Foundation 



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MUSEUMS. 



Stone of the Liverpool Cathedral by King Edward VII ; Silver 
Medal, issued in commemoration of the Fancy Fair held for the 
Benefit of the Infirmary, Northern and Southern Hospitals, 
Liverpool, August, 1849; Silver Medal of the Royal Infirmary 
Medical School, Liverpool; Silver Medal of the Collegiate 
Institution, Liverpool; Founders' Badge of the "Liverpool 
Dramatic Lodge, 1G09 " ; Silver Medal, struck to commemorate the 
laying of the foundation stone of the Sailors' Home, Liverpool, 
by H.R.H. Prince Albert, 1846. 

Cream-coloured Mug, bearing transfer-print of the Farmers' 
Arms, signed " Joseph Johnson, Liverpool." 

Miniature Plate, blue printed, impressed mark a " Liver." 

Aquatint Engraving of Castle Street, Liverpool, by George Perry. 

White-glazed Pottery Bust of Admiral Nelson, made at the 
Herculaneum Pottery. 

Punch Pot, cream-coloured ware, with transfer-prints of men 
drinking. 

Printed Portrait of " Mary Ralphson, aged 110 years, Nat. 
1st January, 1698. C. S. Residing in Kent Street, Liverpool, 
February, 1808." 

Silver Medal, presented by the Saloon Passengers of the 
R.M. SS. " Baltic " and " Republic " for saving life. " C.Q.D." 

Circular Snuff-box of papier-mache, with impressed designs — one 
coloured — of the emblems of the Society of Bucks. 

Coloured Lithograph, " View of St. George's Dock Basin, 
St. Nicholas' Church and Vicinity," 1859. 

Liverpool Delft-ware Bottle, with finely-executed floral decora- 
tion. 

Porcelain Plate, flowers painted in centre, Herculaneum 
porcelain. 



MUSEUMS. 65 

(3) Ceramics. 
Presented : 

Painted Earthenware Cup and Saucer, marked Wedgwood, and 
Painted Earthenware Plate, Wedgwood, by Edward P. Thompson, 
Esq. 

Large Silver Lustred Jug, made by Davenport for " Eyo 
Aichibong, Esquire," a Calabar King, West Africa, by Miss Jane 
Sudell. 

Tile, with transfer-prints coloured, by Mrs. Pailly. 
A number of Basalt Plinths for Yases, bearing various Wedg- 
wood marks, by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons, Ltd. 

Purchased : 

Tea Poy of cream Mare, with black transfer prints, by Sadler. 

Teapot, cream-coloured ware, globular body, bearing transfer 
prints in black of the Reapers, signed " T. Roth well, Del in. and 
Sculp. " 

(4) Ethnography. 
Melanian Pace. 

Presented : 

List of specimens from AYest and South-West Africa, collected 
and presented by and through Mr. A. Eidyard, Chief Engineer, 
R.M.S. " Tarquah," Elder, Dempster Line, Liverpool. 

Liberia. 

Bow and Arrows, Grass Piuse, Grass Bag, Pair of Bangles made 
of elephant hide studded with zinc plates, Dagger and Sheath, 
Basket, from the Pessy country, Liberia ; Chair, from Brewerville, 
near Monrovia, by Mr. W. 0. D. Bright. 

Gambia. 

Basket and Cover, by Mrs. W. E. Johnson. 

Lagos. 

Photographs of Pottery-making on European princijnes, by 
natives, under the direction of Mr. W. D. Roberts, of Stoke-on- 
Trent. 



66 MUSEUMS. 

Sierra Leone. 

Two Carved Steatite Figures, from the Mendi country, by- 
Mr. C. H. D. During. 

Gold Coast. 

Black Polished Earthenware Bottles, Dishes, Figures of Frogs, 
Birds and Men, from Oblogo, by Mr. A. Ridyard. 

Earthenware BdTtle, from Affarmah, by Mr. C. J. Reindorf. 

Fibre Brush, from Accra, by Mr. Charles E. Lokko. 

DaJiomey. 

Earthenware Female Figure, from Porto Novo, by Mr. Ashley. 

Painted Wooden Masks, and a Carving of a Woman carrying a 
Child on her back, from Porto Novo, by Captain A. Halcrow. 

Earthenware Cooking and other Vessels, Red Earthenware 
Lamps, from Porto Novo, by Mr. A. Ridyard. 

N. Nigeria. 

Red Earthenware Water Bottle, from Lokko; Basket and Cover, 
Earthenware Jug with incised design, and a Calabash, from Bida ; 
Basket, Carved Calabashes and Plated Grass Fans, from Lokoja; 
Leather Pillow Case with painted decoration, Bow and Arrows and 
Pair of Red Leather Shoes, from Kano ; Hide Whip with three tails, 
from Zaria ; Black-glazed Earthenware Cooking Vessel with lid, 
from Jebba ; Earthenware Pot, from Barijuko, by Mr. A. Ridyard. 

Earthenware Vessels with lids, elaborately painted decoration, 
from Lokoja, by Captain N'dah and the Engineer of the " Nkissa." 

Basket and Lid and Open Baskets, from Kassa ; Antimony 
Holders of Leather, from Lokoja, by Mr. J. D. R. Doherty. 

Earthenware Lamp, from Minna, by Mr. J. A. Macaulay. 

Haussa Spear, by Mr. A. C. Couldery. 

Fly Whisk, from Lokoja, by Mr. S. A. K. Pratt. 

Painted Earthenware Vase and Cover, from Lokoja, by Mr. J. W. 
McCarthy. 



JfUSEUMS. 67 

Leather Purse, from Jebba ; Girdle Dress, Bode Sadu; White 
Linen Cap, made by Yoruba people at Ilorin, by Mr. J. McCreath. 

S. Nigeria. 

Pair of Leg and Foot Straps of plaited fibre used for tree 
climbing, Drum used in the dance, Basket, from Old Calabar; 
Painted Wooden Masks, from Onitsha River; Matta and Pencil 
and Carved and Painted Wooden Figures, from Ikotekpene ; Juju 
Figures, from New Calabar; Manilla? of twisted copper, from 
Bonny; Carved Wooden Figures, from Calabar, by Mr. A. Ridyard. 

Head Ring, worn by members of the Idion Secret Society, Ekret 
district, Calabar, by the Rev. G. H. Hannay. 

Pipe, clay head and wooden stem, from near Obubra, Cross 

River; Brass Wire Rod, currency for 6d. ; Iron Bell, Barbed Iron 

Fish Spearhead, Knife Blade, from Cross River, by Mr. J. 
McCreath. 

Wooden Pepper and Salt Dish, from Bonny, by the Ven. 
Archdeacon Crowther. 

Painted Wooden Paddle, Forcados, by Mr. John F. Freeman. 

Wooden Chair on wheels, only used by a chief when a man was 
tried for murder, by Mr. Ellis Edwards. 

Melanesia. 
Australia. 

Presented : 

Necklaces of Seeds and Shells, bequeathed by Mrs. Caiharine 
Hodgson. 

Fiji. 

Three Bone Sail Needles, by Mr. H. Ling Roth. 

New Zealand. 

Jade Adze Head, Bags made by Maori women, bequeathed by 
Mrs. Catharine Hodgson. 



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Sandwich Islands. 

Small group of native objects, consisting of Necklaces of Seeds, 
Shells and Beads, Wreaths, Sachets, String of Human Hair, 
Spear End, Shell Beads, Stone Adze Blade and Album of 
Photographs, bequeathed by Mrs. Catharine Hodgson. 

Mongolian Race. 
Thibet. 
Presented : 

Two Shell Trumpets, bequeathed by Mrs. Catharine Hodgson. 

Japan. 

Three Bronze Knife Handles, by Mr. F. C. Beazley. 

China. 

Purchased : 

Head of Buddha in glazed earthenware, Tile with fruit in relief, 
an Eave Tile and a Gargoyle, all from the Summer Palace, Pekin, 
collected by the late R. H. Boyce, C.B. 

N. America. 
Presented : 

Photograph of Prehistoric Cliff Dwellings, by Miss M. Thurland. 

Arrow Heads from Colombus, Ohio and New Mexico, by the 
Committee of the Institute of Archa?ology. 

Pair of Spurs inlaid with silver, from California, by Mr. F. C. 
Beazley. 

Purchased : 

Basket of plaited grass, Earthenware Spoon, Miniature Earthen- 
ware Vase, Silver Einger Rings set with turquoise, Copper 
Bracelets and Silver Bracelet, from the Navajo Indians. 

Earthenware Bowl with frogs in relief round the outside, and 
Fragments of Painted Vessels, found in the Pueblo Dwellings. 

Earthenware Bowl, found in the old Cliff Dwellings, New 
Mexico. 

Indian Rug, made by the Navajo Indians. 



MUSKUMS. 69 

Caucasian Race. 
Egypt. 
Presented : 

Slab of Limestone, from the Temple of Osorkon at Atfieh ; 
Pottery Cap of a Jar with remains of mud sealing; Rectangular 
Lid of a Basket, Part of a Basket, Parts of Beds, Fragments of 
Legs of Bedsteads, all of the 1st Dynasty; Fragments of Linen of 
the III-V Dynasties, by the Committee of the British School of 
Archaeology in Egypt. 

Earthenware Painted Bowl, found at Xois in the Egyptian 
Delta — Coptic, 5-G century a.d., by the Earl of Carnarvon, per 
Prof. Newberry. 

Spain. 

Two " Soyslador " or Blowers, used to fan charcoal stoves by 
the natives of Andalusia, by Mrs. Raffles Bulley. 

Purchased : 

Reproductions of Mycenaean and Cretan Antiquities, as 
follows: — Nestor Gold Cup, Gold Cup with rosettes, Bronze Knife 
and Spearhead, Gold Lion's Head Mask and several Rings. 

Reproductions in Plaster of Romano-British Sculptures in Great 
Britain, as follows: — Head of Medusa and Architectural Frag- 
ment, from Bath; The Mother Goddess, Cirencester; Tombstone 
of Centurion, Colchester ; Lion devouring a Stag, Sun-god and 
Imperial Apotheosis, from Corbridge ; Inscription of the Second 
Legion, from Edinburgh; Mithraic Tablet, from London; Tomb- 
stone of a Moor and Tombstone of a British Woman, from South 
Shields; Iron Parade Helmet, Bronze Helmet and Brass Cavalry 
Helmet, from Newstead. 

Seven Roman Earthenware Bottles, Vases, &c, found at Galley 
Hill. 

Selection of Replicas of Irish Antiquities, as follows: — Shrine 
of St. Patrick's Gospel, Ancient Chieftain's Minn, Neck Gorget, 
Kilkenny Brooch, Antique Brooch, Large Luna?, Antique Enamel 
Brooch, Armillap, Hinged Fibula, Pair of Solid "Wheel-shaped 
Torque Earrings and the Conyngham Brooch. 



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MUSEUMS. 



Presented : 

Painted Earthenware Water Vessel, from the Benni Zanni 
Kabyles; Painted Earthenware Vessel, made in the Mountains 
between Bongie, Phillipville and Constantine; Earthenware Bowl, 
painted red and black, from the Tuaregs of Tunis hinterland ; 
"Wooden Stamps for printing patterns on leather, from Biskra, 
S. Algeria, by Prof. E. C. Bosanquet. 



Summary of Acquisitions 

Ethnography and Photographs 

Ceramics 

Local History 

Miscellaneous 



171 
24 
65 
80 
340 



JOSEPH A. CLUBB, 

Curator of Museums. 



71 



REPORT by E. RIMBAULT DIBDIN, Curator of the 
WALKER ART GALLERY. 



I have the honour to report in reference to the work during the 
year 1912 of the Department under the direction of the Art and 
Exhibitions Sub-Committee of the Library, Museums and Arts 
Committee of the City Council. 

During the year, the work of improving the interior of the 
building has been pursued so far as funds permitted. The offices, 
cloakrooms and lavatories were re-painted, and the extractors on the 
roof were re-constructed. 

The pedestal screens in Room X were repaired, and the wall 
panels in the same room were heightened so as to give more hanging 
space. An additional adjustable panel, with swing doors, was 
made to cover the doorway leading to the yard. 

Nine pedestals and nine small oak block plinths for the display of 
sculpture were provided. Room N was re-decorated and hung with 
figured damask. 

Experimental linoleum surrounds having proved satisfactory, the 
same material was laid in Eooms B, C, F, G, 0, N and X. Loose 
holland covers were obtained for eight settees, and new swing 
doors were fitted to the cloakroom. 

The new arrangement for the display and sale of postcards, 
photographs, and other reproductions in the east back room on the 
ground door having been the cause of increased sales, it was found 
necessary for the better storing and display of increased stock to 
provide a counter with cupboards. This, which is a distinct 
improvement, will, I have little doubt, repay the outlay. 



72 ART GALLERY. 

Three showcases were purchased for the display of keramics and 
other small works of art unsuitable for pedestals. 

The need of a wheeled chair in which infirm visitors could be 
taken round the galleries without exertion to themselves had long 
been felt, and, as an experiment, an invalid chair was purchased 
and placed on hire. 

The Government having taken over the control of the telephones, 
the Town Clerk intimated he had been notified by the Authorities 
that the old system of charges was abolished, and that for the 
future the charges would be on the measured rate. 

The work of compiling a new and adequate catalogue of the 
Permanent Collection has been actively proceeded with, and I was 
authorised by the Committee to engage Mr. Thomas "White to assist 
in the necessary research work. I hope before long to place the 
results before the Special Committee appointed for the purpose. 

With the sanction of the Committee, I attended the Conference 
of the Museums Association in Dublin from 8th to 12th July, and 
contributed to the proceedings a paper on " The care of paintings, 
drawings, engravings and other art treasures." This paper created 
much discussion, and, I think, proved useful. It was afterwards 
published in the Museums Journal, the organ of the Museums 
Association, Volume 12, No. IV, page 101-112. 

With the permission of the Committee, I also visited the opening 
of the John Feeney Galleries at Birmingham, on 16th July. 

By resolution of 26th February, the Committee renewed its 
contribution of £10 to the National Art Collections Fund. 

An application was received from Professor Adshead, on behalf 
of the Town Planning Exhibition Committee for the use of rooms 
in this Gallery. I was elected a member of that Committee (of 
which the Chairman of the Library, Museum and Arts Committee 
was Vice-President), attended their meetings, and discussed the 
matter fully with them, after which their request was granted by 



ART GALLERY. 78 

the Committee on certain conditions; for lack of financial support, 
however, the project was eventually abandoned, at any rate for the 
time being. 

The care of the Permanent Collection was continued on the lines 
of recent years. The following special work was done: — 

New frames were provided for No. 921, "Fishing Boats off 
Yarmouth," by E. W. Macbeth, E.A. ; No. 914, "A Race 
Meeting," by Thomas Rowlandson (also new mount). 

The following were re-lined: — No. 18, "Faithful unto 
Death," by Sir E. J. Poynter, Bart., P.R.A.; No. 422, 
"Strangers in a Strange Land," by Albert Starling; No. 32, 
" Down in the Reeds by the River, by Prank Walton, R.I. ; 
No. 496, "A Disputed Bill of Costs," by James Campbell. 

The frames of the following were repaired and re-gilt : — 
No. 422, " Strangers in a Strange Land," by Albert Starling; 
No. 32, " Down in the Reeds by the River," by Frank Walton, 
R.I.; No, 920, "The Pierhead, Liverpool," and No. 875, 
" The Great Gale of January, 1839," both by Samuel Walters; 
No. 126, "Sunday Morning," by J. Campbell Noble, R.S.A. 
(also new glass); No. 18, "Faithful unto Death," by Sir 
E. J. Poynter, Bart., P.R.A.; No. 882, " Wensleydale," by 
D. A. Williamson (also new mount); No. 681, "The Virgin 
Enthroned," by Ghirlandaio ; also a new glass for No. 142, 
"The Ancestor on the Tapestry," by J. Haynes Williams; 
and new mounts for 15 Herdman Drawings. 

Under the agreement with the Trustees of the Royal Institution, 
the work of conserving the Roscoe Collection was continued. Eight 
pictures were cleaned and repaired and the frames re-gilt. The 
cost of this work amounted to £102 19s. 7d. 

The pictures in the Branch Libraries were inspected. 

Inscriptions were written on the frames or mounts of 130 
pictures. The attendance of students during the year numbered 
950. Ten new students' tickets were granted. 



74 ART GALLERY. 

During the year pictures were lent to the following: — The 
National Gallery of British Art, London; The Royal Academy of 
Arts, London; The Burlington Fine Arts Club, London; The 
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; The Society of Scottish Artists, 
Edinburgh; The Fine Art Association, Stirling; The Canadian 
National Exhibition, Toronto; and the Art Galleries of 
the following Corporations: — Aberdeen, Belfast, Birkenhead, 
Blackpool, Bootle, Newcastle, Sunderland, and York. 

The following additions were made to the Permanent Collection 
during the year : — 

i._By Purchase from the Autumn Exhibition. 

" Lupercalia " (bronze statue), by Conrad Dressier. 

"Joyce and a Manilla Shawl" (oil), by Howard Somerville. 
(Bought under the terms of the Derby Bequest.) 

"White Azalea Tree" (pencil drawing), by Miss Katherine 
Cameron, R.S.W. 

"The Cloak of Friendship" (pen drawing), by Miss Cecile 
Walton. 

" Low-Tide Gleaners " (etching), by T. Austen Brown, A.R.S.A. 

" Lara " (etching), by E. Chahine. 

"Hoffman " (etching), by Miss Jessie Gavin. 

" Bamborougb. " (etching), by Albany E. Howarth, A.R.E. 

"Demolitions, rue Chanoinesse " (etching), by Ch. Heymann. 

"La Chaumiere a Rousseau" (etching), by A. Lepere. 

"Toledo Bridge No. 7" (etching), by D. I. Smart, A.R.E. 

"George Fox in the Highlands" (etching), by Robert 
Spence, R.E. 

"Wet " (etching), by Anders Zorn. 

" Moonrise — Lower Thames " (mezzotint), by Frank L. Emanuel. 

" Our Lady's Birds " (colour print), by W. Giles. 

" Chrysantheme Simple " (colour print), by Miss E. B. Hopkins. 

"Girl with a Cat," by Mrs. Plockross-Irminger (Bing and 
Grondhal's Copenhagen Porcelain). 




Conrad DresslerJ 



LUPERCALIA (Bronze). 



[Purchased. 



AKT GALLERY. 75 

2. — By Purchase. 

" On the Ogwen " (oil), by W. J. J. C. Bond. 
"Howard in Italy" (oil), by T. F. Marshall. 

"The Pierhead, Liverpool" (oil), by Samuel Walters. 

" Autumn " (water-colour), by Sir L. Alma-Tadema, O.M., R.A. 

"Eventide" (water-colour), study for the original oil painting 
in the Permanent Collection, by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, 
C.V.O., R.A. 

"John Robertson" (miniature), by James Pelham, Senior. 

3. — By Donation. 

"Landscape" (oil), by William Davis; presented by Harold 
Rathbone, Esq. 

"Neptune " (oil), by C. N. Kennedy; presented by Albert Wood, 
Esq., J. P., Bodlondeb, Conway. 

" Melanchthon " (oil), by George Lance; presented by Philip 
Henry Holt, Esq., on behalf of Mrs. Alfred Holt and the family of 
the late Alfred Holt, J.P. 

"The Inaugural Banquet of the 41st Autumn Exhibition of 
Modern Art (1911)" (oil), by Arthur J. Lyons; presented by 
subscribers. 

"The Heart of the Trossachs " (oil), by David Murray, R.A. ; 
presented by John William Hughes, Esq., of New Heys, Allerton. 

"Landscape with Cattle" (oil), by Charles Towne; presented 
by Colonel W. Hall Walker, M.P. 

"Children feeding Pigeons" (oil), by Allessandro Zezzos ; 
presented by Colonel Thomas Wilson, C.B. 

" Nijmi — a Bethlehemite Woman" (pastel) — a study for the 
Virgin's Head in the oil painting, " The Triumph of the Innocents" 
— by W. Holman Hunt, O.M. ; presented by Alderman John 
Lea, J.P. 

"Harlech Castle" (water-colour), by H. C. Pid»-eon, and 

"The Snowberry " (water-colour), by Isabella Nicholson; 
presented by R. D. Radcliffe, Esq. 



76 ART GALLERY. 

"A Race Meeting" (water-colour), by Thomas Rowlandson ; 
presented by Allan H. Bright, Esq., J. P. 

" A Leopard " (chalk drawing), by William Huggins; presented 
by A. Phillips, Esq. 

"Ben Ledi " (etching), by D. Y. Cameron, A.R.A. ; presented 
by the artist. 

"Interior of Old Smithy, Knotty Ash" (etching), by J. Ford 
Jones; presented by W. H. Williams, Esq. 

"Cooling Towers, Edinburgh " (etching), by T. Duncan Rhind; 
presented by the artist. 

A Portfolio of sketches, lithographs, etc., of local interest, 
collected by the late John R. Isaac, of Liverpool: presented by 
his son, Percy L. Isaac, Esq. 

"Sir Wm. B. Forwood, D.L. " (bronze bust), by E. Whitney- 
Smith; presented by subscribers. 

The Permanent Collection has thus, during 1912, been enriched 
by the addition of 40 works, viz. : — 

By Deceased Artists. 

6 paintings in oil. 

4 paintings in water-colour. 
1 miniature. 

1 crayon drawing. 
1 picture in pastel. 

By Living Artists. 

5 paintings in oil. 

1 painting in water-colour. 
1 pencil drawing. 
1 pen drawing. 
1 bronze statue. 




Howard Sameroille.} [Purchased under Derby Bequest. 

JOYCE AND A MANILLA SHAWL. 



ART GALLERY. 77 



1 bronze bust. 
13 etchings. 

2 colour prints. 
I keramic piece. 

1 portfolio of prints. 



40 






The foregoing purchases, with the exception of the picture 
bought under the terms of the Derby Bequest, were made, as in 
previous years, from the surplus of the Autumn Exhibitions 
Account. 

Cordial thanks are due to the generous donors whose gifts above 
recorded have considerably enhanced the value of the Permanent 
Collection. 

The following pictures, deposited on loan, have been withdrawn 
by the owners, viz. : — 

"The Nightingale," by E. W. Macbeth, R.A. 

"Cattle with landscape," and "Lions and Boa-Constrictor," by 



There are now 1,316 items in the list of the Permanent 
Collection, of which 117 were, at 31st December, 1912, on loan to 
public buildings in the City, viz.: — Town Hall 25, Newsham 
House 24, Central Library 20, Kirkdale Library 9, Everton 
Library 7, Wavertree Library 12, Toxteth Library 4, St. Martin's 
Hall 1, Calderstones House 14, Museum 1. 

The Galleries were open on all week-days as follows: — 
November, December, January, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; February, 
10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. ; March and October, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ; April 
to September, 10 a.m. to G p.m. ; also on Saturdays until 8 o'clock 
throughout the year, and on Sundays from 2 to 4.30 during the 
months of October to May inclusive. 



78 ART GALLERY. 

During the year rooms have been used for the following special 
exhibitions : — 

1. Exhibition of Drawings by children of the Liverpool 
Public Elementary Schools, 22nd May to 1st June. 

2. Exhibition by Members of the Liverpool Academy of 
Arts, 29th May to 22nd June. 

3. Exhibition of Lithographs by Members of the Senef elder 
Club, 1st to 20th July. 

4. Forty-second Annual Autumn Exhibition of Modern 
Art, from 5th October, 1912, to 4th January, 1913. 

On 24th July a reception was held, by Sir James and Lady Barr, 
of the Delegates attending the British Medical Association 
Meeting, and the whole of the Galleries were placed at their 
disposal, in conjunction with the Library and Museum. 

On the following morning, July 25th, the Breakfast Conference 
of the National Temperance League in connection with the above 
was held in this Gallery. 

On 4th September the death took place of Mr. Thomas Bartlett, 
of 12, Pembroke Place, Liverpool. The deceased gentleman, who 
was deeply interested in this Institution, bequeathed the sum of 
£10,000, to be applied in the building of, or partly the purchase of, 
freehold land for and as to residue in the building thereon of an 
addition to the Walker Art Gallery in the City of Liverpool, and 
to be identified (if possible) with the donor's name. This bequest, 
however, has not as yet been formally communicated to the 
Committee. 

On 13th October, 1912, at the age of 82, the death also took 
place of my esteemed predecessor, Mr. Charles Dyall, first Curator 
of this Gallery, who retired from active service in 1904. 

The Autumn Exhibition was open during 78 days and 52 
evenings, from 5th October, 1912, to 4th January, 1913. The 
catalogue comprised 2,614 items, as against 2,540 in 1911, and the 
collection was similar in plan to that of 1911, including amongst 



ART GALLEKY. 79 

its special features a room devoted to Continental Art, a complete 
exhibition of works (96 in number) by Members of the Royal 
Society of Miniature Painters, a very important black and white 
section, and a collective exhibition of works by Members of the 
Pastel Society. 

The Continental Section, shown in Room B, included a 
special exhibit from Denmark of 9 pictures, with 12 pieces of 
sculpture, and examples of porcelain, etching, etc. For this 
interesting novelty we are indebted to the kind co-operation of 
Mr. H. D. Roberts, Director of the Public Library, Museum, and 
Fine Art Galleries, Brighton ; the works being selected from those 
at the Danish Exhibition held during the earlier months of the 
year at the Brighton Galleries. 

A special exhibition of paintings by John Lavery, A.R.A., of 
28 items, was arranged in Room N, and proved a very attractive 
feature. 

The Subscription Banquet at the opening of the Exhibition, 
instituted in 1909, was repeated on October 2nd with great success, 
there being 148 ladies and gentlemen present, including the Right 
Honourable the Earl of Derby (Lord Mayor of Liverpool), David 
Murray, R.A., John Lavery, A.R.A., W. R. Colton, A.R.A., James 
Paterson, R.S.A., Sir Wm. B. Forwood, D.L., Sir Charles Petrie, 
Sir Edward Russell, Sir James Barr, Alderman Leslie and Alderman 
Lea. 

369 works were sold, the catalogue prices of which amounted to 
£6,609 17s. 3d., as against 345 works of the catalogue value of 
£8,055 18s. Od. sold in 1911. The reduction is partly due to the 
curtailing of the amount expended by the Committee, and partly 
is in correspondence with the general shrinkage in the returns of 
the exhibition. The total, however, is, with the exception of 1911, 
the highest since 1904. 

In consequence of the retirement from business, through 
ill-health, of Mr. William Woffenden, Editor of the Illustrated 
Catalogue, I was authorised to prepare an illustrated edition, in 
addition to the ordinary issue of the official catalogue. The result 



80 ART GALLERY. 

was satisfactory as a new departure, and although the sales were 
not equal to those of former years, the profit on the catalogues 
generally justified the action of the Committee, a considerable 
saving as regards the cost of production having resulted from the 
fusion of the two publications. 

Although the sales of exhibits at the Autumn Exhibition 
manifest a practical appreciation on the part of serious-minded art 
lovers, the general support in the public attendance showed a 
considerable falling off. This is doubtless due partly to the induce- 
ments offered in other directions, notably the attractions of the 
numerous picture palaces, and the tendency on the part of many to 
spend their leisure time motoring. The shrinkage, while dis- 
appointing, is less marked in Liverpool than in other exhibitions 
throughout the country, but it is hoped that this attitude on the 
part of the public is merely transitory. The figures for 1912 are 
as follows : — 

At one shilling (78 days) 14,268 

At 6d. (43 evenings) 7,244 

At 3d. (9 evenings) G,729 

Miscellaneous 339 

28,580 

School Tickets : — 

At two shillings (admitting 24 scholars 
and a teacher) 343 tickets, representing 
an attendance of 8,575 

SeasQn Ticket Holders: — 

Gentlemen (5s.) 133 

Ladies (3s. 6d.) 546 

Students, etc. (2s. 6d.) 1,510 

Complimentary 650 

Art Union Coupons 6,815 

46,809 






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ART GALLERY. 



81 



A season ticket holders' soiree was held on 4th October, with a 
programme of vocal and instrumental music. 

On the 21st October the Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor (The Earl of 
Derby) was made a Freeman of the City at a Special Meeting of 
the City Council held in St. George's Hall. A portrait of Lord 
Derby, by Mr. Orpen, and one of Lady Derby, by Mr. La very, 
were presented by the Members of the Council and other friends. 
In the evening his Lordship gave a reception in the Walker Art 
Gallery. 

The series of Friday afternoon " Talks " on art subjects was not 
pursued in regular order, because of the difficulty of obtaining 
gratuitous lecturers on the available dates. On Friday, 3rd 
January, however, the Rev. T. W. M. Lund, M.A., gave a " Talk " 
in the " Grosvenor Room" on "Some uses of an Art Gallery," 
which was very successful, and concluded the special items in 
connection with the exhibition. 

By resolution of the Art and Exhibitions Sub-Committee on 
29th May, 1912, on the recommendation of the City Treasurer and 
Controller, the writing up of the Autumn Exhibition accounts was 
transferred to his department, and thus brought into line with the 
system employed throughout the Corporation. 

The Art Union, instituted in 1911, was attended in 1912 with a 
larger measure of success. The total sales of tickets amounted 
to £1,245 12s. 8d. The number of prizes this year was 70 for £800, 
as against 40 for £460 in 1911, and the winning ticket holders 
selected from the Autumn Exhibition 110 works, the catalogue 
value of which amounted to £1,152 15s. Gd. One of the prize- 
winners was the Right Honourable the Earl of Derby, Lord Mayor, 
who had honoured the Art Union by becoming its President. 

The concession by the Art and Exhibitions Sub-Committee of a 
single free evening admission to the exhibition during the month 
of December to each purchaser of an Art Union ticket was renewed. 

E. RIMBAULT DIBDIX, 

Curator. 



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SIXTY- FIRST 



ANNUAL REPORTS 



TO THE 



Libraries, Museums 



AND 



Arts Committee 



OF THE 



CORPORATION OF LIVERPOOL, 



FOR THE YEAR ENDING 31st DECEMBER 1913. 





LIVERPOOL : 
C. Tinling & Co., Ltd., Printing Contractors, 53, Victoria Street. 

1914. 



COMMITTEE AND OFFICERS 

for the Year 1913-14. 



THE RIGHT HONOURABLE HERBERT R. RATHBONE, B.A., 
LORD MAYOR. 

Committee : 

ALDERMAN FRANK J. LESLIE, F.R.G.S., CHAIRMAN. 
RICHARD CATON, ESQ., M.D., LL.D., J.P., DEPUTY-CHAIRMAN. 

ROBERT C. HERMAN, ESQ. 



FRANCIS W. BAILEY, ESQ., M.R.C.S. 
{Chairman, Lectures Sub-Committee.) 

PROF. R. C. BOSANQUET, M.A., F.S.A. 

FREDERICK C. BOWRING, ESQ., J.P 

THOMAS BURKE, ESQ., J.P. 

HENRY A. COLE, ESQ. 

JAMES C. CROSS, ESQ. 

THE RT. HON. THE EARL OF DERBY 
P.C., C.B 

ALDERMAN SIR WILLIAM B. 

FORWOOD, D.L., J.P. 

ERNEST C. GIVEN, ESQ., M.I.C.E. 
{Chairman, Libraries and Reading Rooms 
Sub-Committee.) 

FRANCIS J. HARFORD, ESQ., J.P. 

ALDERMAN JAMES HEALD. 



PROF. W. A. HERDMAN, D.Sc, F.R.S. 
Deputy-Chairman Museums Sub-Committee) 



LAWRENCE D. HOLT, ESQ. 

C. SYDNEY JONES, ESQ., J.P., M.A. 
{Chairman, Museums Sub-Committee.) 

P. CHARLES KELLY, ESQ. 

REGINALD G. LAYTON, ESQ. 

ALDERMAN JOHN LEA, J.P. 

{Chairman, Arts and Exhibitions Sub- 
Committee.) 

JOSEPH LUCAS, ESQ. 

PROFESSOR A. M. PATERSON, M.D. 

JOSEPH W. SMITH, ESQ. 

RONALD STEWART-BROWN, ESQ., 
M.A., F.S.A. 
(Deputy-Chairman, Libraries and 

Reading Rooms Sub-Committee). 
COLONEL \V. HALL WALKER, M.P. 
(Deputy-Chairman, Arts and Exhibitions 
Sub-Committee) 

Advisory Members of Museums Committee : 



ARTHUR H. ARKLE, Esq. 

Prof. JOHN GARSTANG, D.Sc, M.A., 
B.Litt. 



ROBERT GLADSTONE, Jun., Esq., 

B.C.L., M.A. 
Prof. JOHN LINTON MYRES, M.A. 



Prof. PERCY E. NEWBERRY. M.A. 

ifcitf .librarian : 
GEORGE T. SHAW. 

JDtjjutn-Ytbrarian : 
HENRY E. CURRAN. 

4'uralor of Itlugrums • 
JOSEPH A. CLUBB, D.Sc. 

Stpntg-Cnrator of Jllnscnms : 
P. ENTWISTLE, F.R.A.I. 

(furator of tbe fillallur 5rt (Gallcrn : 
E. RIMBAULT DIBDIN. 

Assistant (Curator, (Ujlalkrr %xt (Sallcri) : 
ARTHUR G. QUIGLEY. 



CHAIRMAN'S PREFACE. 






The separate Reports of the Chief Officials of the Libraries, the 
Museums, and the Art Gallery, contained in this volume, form a 
collective record of another year's active and useful work in all those 
Departments. 

Columns of statistics are usually looked upon as very dry and 
unattractive, but facts of great interest and import often lie hidden in 
them. Thus, pages 19 to 25 of this volume will in themselves demon- 
strate the value to the Citizens of the vast collections of books on our 
Library shelves. An analysis of the figures shows that there are, is. 
all the Libraries under the management of the Committee, 350,000 
volumes, grouped among fifteen different Sections, a number which, if 
placed side by side on one continuous shelf, would extend from William 
Brown Street to Sefton Park. It will be seen that the largest Section 
is that of Prose Fiction, which contains 65,000 volumes, but these only 
form 18-5 per cent, of the whole. The two next largest Sections, those 
of Fine and Industrial Arts, and History and Biography, contain 
respectively 42,000 volumes and 36,000 volumes, being 12 per cent, and 
10"3 per cent, of the whole. Thus, in view of the oft-repeated fallacy, 
that the shelves of Public Libraries are mostly given up to Fiction, it 
is interesting to note that these other two Sections together exceed in 
numbers the Section of Fiction by 13,000 volumes. I trust no imper- 
tinent critic will remark that the Section of History and Biography 
probably contains a good deal of Fiction in itself. 

The total issues during the year were, in round figures, 2,389,000, so 
that, on the average, every book in our thirteen Libraries was issued 
more than six times last year. It is indeed surprising how very 
few volumes of the 350,000 fail to be consulted at all in the course 
of a year. The gloomy picture which has sometimes been drawn of a 
Public Library as a "Cemetery of Dead Books" certainly cannot be 
realised in Liverpool. Every day we have cause to be grateful to those 
who built up the Libraries in the past, for the sound judgment and 
common sense they displayed in their selections. 



4 CHAIRMAN S PREFACE. 

Pages 26 to 32 of the Reports contain a list of Free Lectures given 
in the year which cannot, I believe, be equalled in any other City. 
The fact that 168 Lectures were given, with an average attendance of 
425 per Lecture, is very satisfactory, in view of the many counter 
attractions of a less intellectual character now provided in the evening 
in all parts of the City. 

Liverpool was the Pioneer of the Free Lecture movement, as she 
has been in so many other spheres of social progress, and it is intended 
this year to mark, in some appropriate way, the 50th anniversary of the 
first Municipal Free Lecture given in our City. 

In the Museums, too, 24 Free Lectures were delivered, all of which 
were well attended, the special object there being to bring under 
public notice the many valuable and interesting collections in those 
buildings. The official recognition of the importance of the educational 
side of Museum work, by the British Association, in appointing a Special 
Committee on the subject, of which our Curator, Dr. Clubb, was made 
a Joint Secretary, is a notable forward step in Museum progress. Much 
good ought to result from the deliberations and conclusions of that 
Committee. 

The list of additions to the Museum Collections during the year, 
embracing over 4,000 separate objects, mostly gifts from Travellers and 
Explorers, affords once more gratifying proof of the general esteem in 
which the Institution is held. The transfer to the Museum last year, 
from the Town Hall and the Municipal Offices, of various objects which 
have been stored there for generations, gives the public of Liverpool 
the opportunity, for the first time, of seeing many interesting relics of 
the City's past history. 

In the Art Gallery, the problem of exhibiting the Permanent 
Collection as it ought to be shown, and at the same time finding room 
for the Autumn Exhibition of Contemporary Art, has not yet been 
solved, and cannot be so until the much-needed extension of the 
Galleries has been carried out. The legacy of £10,000, bequeathed by 
the will of the late Mr. Thomas Bartlett, for this purpose, has not yet 



CHAIRMAN S PREFACE. 5 

been received, and, in the uncertainty as to when they may expe<:i it, 
the Committee have not felt justified in commencing the work. Mean- 
while, the Municipal Art Collection was enriched in 1913 by the 
addition of 49 works, some presented and some purchased. 

The ever-increasing demands made on the available space, not only 
in the Art Gallery, but also in the Library and Museum, have, of late 
vears, altogether overtaxed the accommodation provided in those 
buildings, and the Committee last year adopted a comprehensive 
scheme, including a considerable number of improvements and extensions 
of different kinds. It is a curious fact that when the Libraries were 
built no provision was made for the administrative staff, and as the 
work has grown they have had to be housed in various parts of the 
buildings, ill-adapted for the purpose, with a sacrifice of both convenience 
and efficiency. The books too have long outgrown the space originally 
provided for them, and have been stored wherever room could tem- 
porarily be found. 

The alterations decided upon last year, and now commenced, include 
the provision of an additional Book Gallery round the Picton Reading 
Room, a more convenient mode of access by the public to that Room, 
new rooms for the Chief Librarian and his staff, the remodelling of the 
heating system in the Libraries and Art Gallery, a separate entrance to 
the Brown Reading Room, a larger Entrance Hall to the Museum, and 
a much improved means of communication between the whole range of 
buildings in William Brown Street. It is hoped to complete this work 
during the present year. 

There have, during recent years, been few changes in the constitution 
of the Committee to record, but, unfortunately, la6t year was 
exceptional in this respect. Two old and valued Members, Dr. Commins 
and Mr. A. Crosthwaite, resigned. Both of them had given efficient 
service as Chairmen of Sub-Committees. Mr. A. Buckley and Mr. 
Alfred Griffiths also resigned, and Mr. John Byrne left the Council. 
The Lord Mayor, Mr. H. R. Rathbone, who had made the Museum his 
special care, to its great advantage, vacated office on his election to the 
Chief Magistracy, but we hope to see him back again. Mr. Alderman 
lleald, and Councillors T. Burke, H. A. Cole, J. C. Cross, J. Lucas, 



6 chairman's preface. 

aud J. W. Smith have filled the vacancies thus occasioned by 
resignations. 

The Committee unhappily lost a kind and generous friend in the death 
of Miss Mary Hornby, to whose constant devotion to the interests of 
blind readers it was mainly due that the issue of their special books 
had increased from 181 volumes in 1893 to 3,036 last year. 

Here again, in the beneficent provision of books for the blind, in all 
departments of literature, Liverpool has led the way. 



FRANK J. LESLIE, 

Chairman. 



7' 
HISTORICAL SUMMARY. 






1848 Suggestion by the Rev. Canon A. Hume at a meeting of the Roscoe Club, 
February 1848, that a Free Public Library be established in Liverpool. 

1850 Committee appointed by Town Council, 3rd April, on the motion of 

Councillor James A. Picton, to consider and report upon the establish- 
ment of a Public Library for Liverpool. 

Negotiations with the Trustees of the Royal Institution, Colquitt Street, 
and Report of the Provisional Committee, 4th September, recom- 
mending that an Act of Parliament be obtained for the transfer of 
the Royal Institution and its contents (paintings, casts, natural history 
specimens, books, etc.) to the Corporation, and that a Public Library, 
Museum, and Gallery of Art be established in that building. 

An Association of Citizens formed, 10th December, to promote the 
formation of the proposed Library, Museum, and Gallery of Art, 
and to solicit subscriptions, books, and specimens. 

1851 The Bequest by the Right Honourable Edward-Smith, 13th Earl of Derby, 

k.g., f.l.s., of his collections of Natural History Specimens intimated 
to the Corporation of Liverpool by the Right Honourable Edward- 
Geoffrey, 14th Earl of Derby, k.g., f.l.s. 

Mr. Thomas J. Moore appointed first Curator of the Museum. 

The ' Liverpool Royal Institution (Transfer of Property) Bill ' sub- 
mitted to Parliament and withdrawn, May 1851. 

The purchase of the Union News Room, Duke Street, for the purposes 
of a Free Public Library and Museum decided upon, 9th September. 

1852 Act of Parliament, 3rd May, to establish a Public Library, Museum, 

and Gallery of Art, and to provide Public Lectures. Councillor James 
Allanson Picton became first Chairman of the Library, Museum, and 
Arts Committee. 

Mr. John Stuart Dalton appointed first Chief Librarian. 

Collection of maps, views, portraits, documents, etc. illustrative of 

the history of Lancashire (particularly Liverpool), purchased from 

the Executors of Mr. Thomas Binns. 

Reference Library, Duke Street, opened by the Mayor of Liverpool 
(Councillor Thomas Littledale), October 18th. The Library, Museum, 
and Arts Committee were also charged with the management and 
maintenance of the Botanic Gardens and Park. 

1853 The Museum of Natural History, bequeathed to the town by the Earl of 

Derby, was opened to the public by the Mayor of Liverpool (Councillor 
Samuel Holme), Duke Street, 8th March. 

Two Branch Lending Libraries opened : in (1) the North Corporation 
Schools, Bevington Bush, 18th October; and (2) the South Corporation 
Schools, Park Lane, 1st November. 

1854 A Superintendent of Branch Libraries decided upon. Mr. W. Roulston 

appointed. 

The South Branch Lending Library transferred from the South 
Corporation Schools to premises in Hardy Street, December 1854. 

1855 Parliamentary powers obtained, 16th July, to appropriate a site on Shaw's 

Brow (now William Brown Street) "on which to erect a new Public 
Library and Museum building. 

The North Branch Lending Library transferred from the North Corporation 
Schools to special premises in Great Nelson Street, June 1855. 

1856 Offer of Mr. William Brown, m.p., Merchant of Liverpool, to erect a 

new Public Library and Museum on Shaw's Brow. 



8 HISTORICAL SUMMARY. 

1857 Books for the Blind provided and circulated for the first time from the 

Lending Branches. 
Foundation stone of new Library and Museum on Shaw's Brow laid by 

Mr. William Brown, m.f., 15th April. 
The ' Savage ' Collection of Ethnography purchased for the Museums. 

1858 The South Branch Lending Library transferred from Hardy Street to 

special premises in Upper Parliament Street. 

1859 Standard music provided and circulated for the first time from the 

Branch Libraries. 
New building erected in Great Nelson Street, providing additional 
accommodation for the North Branch Lending Library. 

1860 The Brown Library and Museum, Shaw's Brow, formally opened by 

Mr. William Brown (afterwards Sir William Brown, Bart.), lbth 
October. The Library was transferred from the old building in Duke 
Street, and opened for public service on 3rd December. 
Gift of =£1,000 by Mr. Joseph Shipley <of Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A., 
and formerly of the firm of Brown, Shipley, and Co., Liverpool) for 
the purchase of important books for the Reference Library. 

1862 The administration of the Botanic Gardens and Park transferred to the 

Finance Committee. 

1863 Mr. Peter Cowell appointed Superintendent of Branch Libraries, in 

succession to Mr. W. Boulston, resigned. 

1865 Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales visited the 

Library and Museum, 31st October. 

Lectures Sub-Committee appointed. The first Lecture Session comprised 
four series, each of ten lectures on a scientific subject, and was 
inaugurated on November 3rd. The first Chairman of the Sub 
Committee was Councillor Edward Samuelson, J. P. 

First group of British Birds (Common Bald Coot) with natural 
surnnmdings, prepared in the Liverpool Museum, and exhibited at 
the British Association Meeting, Birmingham. 

1866 Mr. George Hudson appointed Chief Librarian, in succession to Mr. John 

Stuart Dalton, deceased. 

1867 The ' Mayer ' Collection presented to the town by Mr. Joseph Mayer, f.s.a. 
Bequest to the Museum by Mr. William Tyrer Gerrard of a collection 

of Natural History Specimens from Madagascar. 

1869 A large and important collection of Shells presented to the Museum by 
Mr. Samuel Smith per the Rev. H. H. Higgins. 
An extensive series of fossils from the coal measures, chiefly from the 
Railway excavation at Ravenhead, presented to the Museum by the 
Rev. H. H. Higgins. 

1871 Bequest to the Museum by Mr. John Mather of a collection of Miniatures, 
etc., relating to the Bonaparte Family. 
The First Autumn Exhibition of Pictures opened 4th September, closed 
18th November, and continued annually in the Museum building 
until 1876. 
Councillor Edward Samuelson, j.p., elected first Chairman of the Fine 
Arts Sub-Committee. 

1873 Councillor Joseph Armstrong elected Chairman of the Lectures Sub- 

Committee, in succession to Councillor Samuelson. 
Councillor Andrew B. Walker, Mayor of Liverpool (afterwards Sir 
Andrew Barclay Walker, Bart.) offered to devote the sum of =£20,000 
to the erection of an Art Gallery. 

1874 Foundation Stone of the Walker Art Gallery laid by H.R.H. the Duke 

of Edinburgh, 28th September. 






HISTORICAL SUMMARY. 9 

1875 Mr. Peter Cowell appointed Chief Librarian, in succession to Mr. George 

Hudson, deceased. 

Foundation Stone of Pictou Eeading Room, William Brown Street, 
laid by Councillor James A. Picton, j.p., f.s.a., Chairman of the 
Library, Museum, and Arts Committee, 2nd December. 

1876 The Chairman of the Museum Sub-Committee (Rev. H. H. Higgins) and 

two assistants took part in an Expedition to the Wcr' Indies on the 
Steam Yacht ' Argo * for the purpose of collecting marine specimens 
of Natural History, on the invitation of Mr. R. Cholmoudeley, of 
Condover Hall, Salop. 

1877 Councillor Thomas Holder, j.p., elected Chairman of the Lectures Sub- 

Committee, in succession to Councillor J. Armstrong. 

The Rutter-Phillips collection of Minerals presented to the Museum 

by the Liverpool Medical Institution. 
Mr. Charles Dyall appointed first Curator of the Walker Art Gallery. 

The Walker Art Gallery opened by the Right Honourable Edward-Henry, 
15th Earl of Derby, k.g., 6th September. 

The Seventh Autumn Exhibition of Modern Art opened in the Walker 
Art Gallery, 8th September. 

1879 The office of Superintendent of Branch Libraries abolished, and the duties 

transferred to the Chief Librarian. 

The Picton Reading Room, William Brown Street (adjoining the 
Brown Library and Museum) opened by the Mayor of Liverpool, 
Mr. Thomas B. Royden (afterwards Sir Thomas Rovden, Bart.) 
8th October. 

Mr. Charles T. Gatty appointed Curator of the ' Mayer ' Museum. 

1880 Councillor William J. Lunt elected Chairman of the Lectures Sub-Committee, 

in succession to Councillor T. Holder, retired. 

1881 Temporary Annexe to hold the Museum Ethnographical Collections built 

at the rear of the Walker Art Gallery. 

Extension of the Walker Art Gallery determined upon by the City 
Council. 

1882 Inauguration of the Picton Lecture Hall for Free Lectures, 3rd January. 

The Hall is constructed in the basement of the Picton Reading Room, 
and was first styled the Rotunda Lecture Hall. 

1883 Newspapers provided for the first time in the Reference Library. 

The Library Association of the United Kingdom held their 6th Annual 
Meeting in the Reference Library, llth-14th September, under the 
Presidency of Sir James A. Picton, j.p., f.s.a., Chairman of the 
Library, Museum, and Arts Committee. 

1884 Evening Reading Rooms opened in five Schoolrooms : Stanley Road, 

Queen's Road, Chatsworth Street, Wellington Road, Low Hill. (In 
consequence of the subsequent establishment of Branch Libraries in 
the several districts', these Reading Rooms, excepting that in 
Chatsworth Street Council School, have since been closed.) 

First issue of the Circulating School Museum Cabinets to various Schools 
in the City, in May. 

Entire cost of the extension of Walker Art Gallery, on completion, 
defrayed by Alderman Sir Andrew Barclay Walker. The extension 
was opened 30th August. 

18S5 Bequest to the Museum of the Nicholas Cooke Collection of Lepidoptera. 

1886 The Major Austin collection of Crinoids purchased for the Museum. 

Loan Exhibition of works of Art from Lancashire Collections, in the 
Walker Art Gallery 



10 HISTORICAL SUMMARY 

1886 Councillor Philip H. Rathbone, j.p., elected Chairman of the Arte and 

Exhibitions Sub-Committee in succession to Alderman E. Samuelson, 
retired. 

1887 Collection of Skins and Horns of large Game Animals presented to 

Museum by Mr. St. George Littledale. 
Exhibition of pictures by the Russian artist, "Vassili Verestchagin. (A 
second Exhibition of works by this artist was held in 1899.) 

1888 First opening of the Museums on Monday evenings from 7 to 10 during 

the winter months (October to March). 
International Photographic Exhibition held in the Walker Art Gallery 

under the auspices of the Liverpool Amateur Photographic Association. 
First Annual Meeting of the National Association for the Advancement 

of Art and its application to industry, was held in the Walker Art 

Gallery, under the Presidency of Lord Leighton, p.e.a., 3rd-7th 

December. 

1889 Alderman Edward Samuelson, j.p., elected Chairman of the Library, 

Museum, and Arts Committee, in succession to Sir James A. Picton, 

who died on loth July. 
Libraries and Reading Rooms Sub-Committee appointed 8th August. 

Councillor Thomas Holder, j.p., elected first Chairman. 
The Rev. Henry H. Higgins, m.a., elected first Chairman of the Museum 

and Mayer Collection Sub-Committee. 

1890 Kensington Branch Library opened by the Mayor of Liverpool, Alderman 

Thomas Hughes (afterwards Sir Thomas Hughes), 30th January. 
Alderman Sir William Bower Forwood, j.p., elected Chairman of the 

Library, Museum, and Arts Committee, in succession to Alderman 

E. Samuelson, retired. 
Councillor Andrew Commins, ll.d., m.p., elected Chairman of the 

Libraries and Reading Rooms Sub-Committee, in succession to 

Councillor Thomas Holder, j.p., retired. 
Inaugural meeting of the Museums Association held in the Museum, 

17th July, under the Presidency of the Rev. Henry H. Higgins, m.a., 

Chairman of the Museum Sub-Committee. 

1891 The Library, Museum, and Arts Committee becomes also the Technical 

Instruction authority. Sub-Committee appointed, with Councillor 

W. E. Willink, m.a., as Chairman. 
Photographic Exhibition held in the Walker Art Gallery, under the 

auspices of the Liverpool Amateur Photographic Association. 
The Permanent Collection, Walker Art Gallery, opened to the public 

on Sundays for the first time. 

1892 Councillor W. H. Picton elected Chairman of the Lectures Sub-Committee, 

in succession to Alderman Lunt, deceased- 
Reconstruction of the basement of the Brown Library : Special Reference 
Room lor Specifications of Patents and Newspaper Files opened there, 
12th December. 
Exhibition of Naval and Nautical appliances, organised at the suggestion 
of the Right Hon. Sir Arthur B. Forwood, Bart., m.p., Financial 
Secretary to the Admiralty, opened by the Right Hon. Lord George 
Hamilton, m.p., First Lord of the Admiralty, 1st February. 

1893 Councillor W. H. Picton elected Chairman of the Museum and Mayer 

Collection Sub-Committee, in succession to the Rev. H. H. Higgins, 
deceased. 

Bequest to the Museum by the Right Honourable Edward-Henry, 15th 
Earl of Derby, k.g., of a collection of Agates, etc. 

Tne Roscoe Collection transferred to the Walker Art Gallery by agree- 
ment with the Trustees of the Liverpool Boyal Institution. 

Sir Andrew Barclay Walker, Bart., donor of the Walker Art Gallerv, died 
27th February. 






HISTORICAL SUMMARY. 11 

1894 Appointment of Mr. Henry O. Forbes, ll.d., as Director of Museums, in 

succession to Mr. Thomas J. Moore, deceased. 
The nucleus of a collection of West African Ethnographical Objects, 
presented to the Museum by Mr. A. Ridyard, Chief Engineer, Elder, 
Dempster, and Co. 

1895 Central Lending Library established in the basement of the Brown 

Library building. Opened 17th June. 
Councillor Frank J. Leslie, f.r.g.s., elected Chairman of the Lectures 

Sub-Committee, in succession to Councillor W. H. Picton, deceased. 
The Foundation Stone of the Everton Branch Library and Technical 

Schools laid by the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Liverpool 

(Councillor W. H. Watts) on behalf of the Lord Stanley, M.P., 5th July. 
Councillor Morris P. Jones, j.p., elected Chairman of the Museum and 

Mayer Collection Sub-Committee, in succession to Councillor W. H. 

Picton, deceased. 
Opening of the Ethnographical Gallery of the Museum by the Right 

Honourable the Lord Mayor of Liverpool (Councillor W. H. Watts.) 

1896 Councillor John Lea appointed Chairman of the Arts and Exhibitions 

Sub-Committee, in succession to Alderman Philip H. Rathbone, who died 

22ud November 1895. 
The Everton Branch Library, St. Domingo Road, opened by the Right 

Honourable Frederick-Arthur, 16th Earl of Derby, k.g., Lord Mayor 

of Liverpool, 9th October. The Library was transferred from the old 

premises in Great Nelson Street. 
The Tristram Collection of Birds purchased for the Museum. 

1897 Extension of Kensington Branch Library. 

The Technical Instruction Sub-Committee constituted a separate Com- 
mittee of the Council. 

Sefton Park Branch Lending Library opened in the Public Offices, Lark 
Lane, 4th October. 

Walton Branch Library opened in the Town Hall, Walton, 11th October. 

The Seton Karr Collection of Flint Implements from Egypt purchased 
for the Museum. 

Exhibition of Pictures by the late Alfred W. Hunt, b.w.s., held in the 
Walker Art Gallery. 

1898 Foundation Stone of the Museums Extension Buildings and Technical 

School laid by Sir William Bower Forwood, d.l., j.p., Chairman of the 
Library, Museum, and Arts Committee, 1st July. 

Expedition to the Island of Sokotra for the collection of specimens of 
Flora and Fauna. 

1899 Councillor Frank J. Leslie, f.k.g.s., elected Chairman of the Libraries 

and Reading Rooms Sub-Committee, in succession to Alderman Andrew 
ComminSj ll.d., m.p. 

Councillor Arthur Crosthwaite elected Chairman of the Lectures Sub- 
Committee in succession to Councillor F. J. Leslie. 

Alteration of the title ' Museum and Mayer Collection Sub-Committee ' to 
' The Museums Sub-Committee,' 24th July. 

1900 Bequest by Mr. Hugh Frederick Hornby, Merchant of Liverpool, of his 

Art Library (comprising books, prints, autographs, and art bindings), 
together with ,£10,000 for the erection of a building suitable for its 
reception. 
Alderman Joachim N. Stolterfoht elected Chairman of the Libraries 
and Reading Rooms Sub-Committee, in succession to Councillor F. J. 
Leslie, retired. 



12 HISTORICAL SUMMARY. 

1900 Councillor Edwin Berry elected Chairman of the Lectures Sub- 

committee, iu succession to Councillor A. Crostkwaite, elected Lord 
Mayor of Liverpool. 

1901 Key's Plenum System of Heating and Ventilation installed in the Brown 

Library and Museum, June 1901. 
Councillor Arthur Crosthwaite, j.p., elected Chairman of the Lectures 
Sub-Committee, in succession to Councillor E. Berry. 

1902 Toxteth Branch Library, Windsor Street, opened by Mr Andrew Carnegie, 

15th October. The Library was transferred from the old premises in 
Upper Parliament Street. 

Removal of plateau fronting Brown Library and Museum, and alteration of 
approaches to the building. 

Councillor J. Harrison Jones elected Chairman of the Museums Sub- 
Committee, in succession to Mr. Morris P. Jones. 

1903 The Wavertree Branch Library, Picton Road, opened by Councillor 

Robert Durning Holt, j.p., Deputy-Chairman of the Library, Museum, 
and Arts Committee, 12th May. 

1904 Opening of the Rawdon Reading Room, Breck Road, Anfield, by Councillor 

William Evans, j.p., 18th October. 
Mr. E. Rimbault Dibdin appointed Curator of the Walker Art Gallery, 

in succession to Mr. C. Dyall, retired. 
The Northern Photographic Exhibition, under the auspices of the Liverpool 

Amateur Photographic Association, held in the Walker Ait Gallery. 

(An exhibition under the same ausDices also took place in 1907 and 

1911.) 

1905 The Kirkdale Branch Library, Brock Street, opened by Alderman J. N. 

Stolterfoht, Chairman of the Libraries Sub-Committee, 21st June. 
The Andrew Carnegie Branch Library, Green Lane, West Derby (the 

gift of Mr. Andrew Carnegie) opened by Sir William B. Forwood, 

d.l., J. p., Chairman of the Library, Museum, and Arts Committee, 

27th June. 
Extension of the Museum Aquarium completed. 
Councillor William Permewan, m.d., elected Chairman of the Museums 

Sub-Committee, in succession to Councillor J. Harrison Jones, resigned. 
A special collection of some 5G0 volumes of popular literature (History, 

Biography, Travel, Science, Industry, &c.) provided for Brown Reading 

Room on open access shelves. 

1906 Inauguration of the Hugh Frederick Hornby Art Library, on 26th 

October, by Mrs. Madden, of Sandown Hall, Wavertree, to whom an 
illuminated address (enclosed in silver casket) was presented by the 
Library, Museum and Arts Committee. During the ceremony a marble 
bust of the late Hugh Frederick Hornby, executed by Mr. C'. J. Allen 
on the commission of the Committee, was unveiled by Colonel H. H. 
Hornby, j.p. The Hornby Library building is an annexe to the Picton 
Reading Room. 

Opening of the New Galleries of the Museums Extension by the Right 
Honourable Frederick-Arthur, 16th Earl of Derby, k.g., 19th October. 

The Walker Art Gallery first opened to the public in the evening. The 
Gallery was first experimentally opened on Monday evenings, this 
being afterwards altered (successfully) to Saturday evenings. 

1907 The collection of Botanical literature forming the Library of the Liver- 

pool Botanic Gardens transferred by the Parks and Gardens Committee 

to the Reference Library. 
Drydeu Street Evening Reading Room opened, 21st October. 
Councillor H. Chaloner Dowdall, m.a., b.c.l., elected Chairman of the 

Museum? Sub-Committee, in succession to Dr. Permewan. 
Exhibition of the Art of W. Holman Hunt, o.m., d.c.l., held in the 

Walker Art Gallery. 



HISTORICAL SUMMARY. 13 

1907 Memorial Exhibition of the Art of the late John Finnie, h.e., r.c.a., 

held in the Walker Art Gallery. 
Historical Exhibition of Liverpool Antiquities held in the Walker Art 
Gallery in connection with the Liverpool Sept-Centenary Celebrations. 

1908 Alderman E. W. Turner elected Chairman of the Lectures Sub-Committee 

in succession to Councillor Crosthwaite. 
Councillor Frank J. Leslie, f.b-g.s., elected Chairman of the Library, 

Museum, and Arts Committee, in succession to Sir William B. 

Forwood, d.l., J. p. 
Councillor Herbert E. Rathbone, b.a., elected Chairman of the Museum! 

Sub-Committee, in succession to Councillor H. Chaloner Dowdall, 

elected Lord Mayor of Liverpool. 
Historical Exhibition of Liverpool Art held in the Walker Art Gallery. 

1909 The Garston Branch Library, Bowden Road (the gift of Mr. Andrew 

Carnegie, ll.d.), opened by Councillor F. J. Leslie, Chairman of the 

Library, Museum, and Arts Committee, 26th May. 
Mr. George Thomas Shaw appointed Chief Librarian, in succession to 

Mr. Peter Cowell, deceased. 
Establishment of Lending Libraries Depot for the circulation of special 

books and the interchange of books amongst the Lending Branches. 
The Herbarium Collection of over 40,000 specimens transferred by the 

Parks and Gardens Committee from the Botanic Gardens to the 

Museums. 
An illuminated address presented to Mr. A. Ridyard, 2nd July, in 

recognition of his gift to the Museums of numerous ethnographical 

objects and natural history specimens from the West Coast of Africa. 

1910 Councillor Richard Rutherford, j.p., elected Chairman of the Lectures 

Sub-Committee in succession to Alderman E. W. Turner, resigned. 
Inauguration by Councillor William Evans, j.p., of Branch Lending 

Library in the Rawdon Reading Room, Anfield, 3rd February. 
On 13th October, an address (enclosed in silver casket) was presented 

to Miss Mary L. Hornby, in recognition of her generous gifts during 

many years, of Braille Books for the blind. 
The Art of Albrecht Diirer, a collection brought together and arranged 

in chronological order by Sir W. Martin Conway, m.a., f.s.a., f.r.g.s., 

exhibited in the Walker Art Gallery. 
The Centenary Exhibition of the Liverpool Academy of Arts held in 

the Walker Art Gallery. 
Exhibition of Canadian Art held in the Walker Art Gallery, under the 

auspices of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. 

1911 Councillor Ernest C. Given, m.i.c.e., elected Chairman of the Libraries 

and Reading Rooms Sub-Committee, in succession to Alderman J. N. 

Stolterfoht, deceased. 
Evening Reading Room, Stanley Road, opened by the Right Honourable 

the Lord Mayor of Liverpool (Councillor S. Mason Hutchinson), 

13th June. 
The New Sefton Park Branch Lending Library, Aigburth Road, opened 

on August 3rd by Mr. Andrew Carnegie, ll.d., the donor of the 

building. The Library was transferred from the Public Offices, Lark 

Lane. 
The Walton and Fazakerley Branch Library, Evered Avenue (the gift of 

Mr. Andrew Carnegie," LL.D.), opened by Councillor Richard Caton. 

m.d., ll.d., j.p., Deputv Chairman of "the Library, Museum, and 

Arts Committee, 23rd November. The Library was transferred from 

the Walton Town nail, Rice Lane. 



14 



HISTORICAL SUMMARY. 



1911 Mr. Joseph A. Clubb, d.sc, Deputy Curator, appointed Curator of Museums 

in succession to Dr. Forbes, retired. 
Afternoon Conference of Chairmen of Museum Committees and Museum 
Curators from towns in the North of England, held in the Museums, 
18th October. 

A Special Collective Exhibit of Paintings by Tom Mostyn (27 items) was 
arranged in room N of the Walker Art "Gallery, the first of the kind 
to be included in the Autumn Exhibition. 

1912 The Library Association held their 35th Annual Meeting in Liverpool, 2nd— 5th 

September, under the presidency of Councillor Prank J. Leslie, F.R.G.S., 
Chairman of the Library, Museum and Arts Committee. 

Hours of duty of Lending Libraries Staffs revised, and the services of Evening 
Assistants discontinued. 

A Legacy of £10,000 bequeathed by the late Thomas Bartlett, of 12, Pembroke 
Place, Liverpool, to be devoted to an extension of the Walker Art Gallery, 
such extension to be (if possible) identified with the Donor's name. 

Mr. Charles Dyall, first Curator of the Walker Art Gallery, died on the 13th 
October. 

A Special Exhibit of 28 Paintings by John Lavery, a.r.a., arranged in 
room N of the Walker Art Gallery, formed part of the Autumn 
Exhibition. 

1913 Councillor Francis W. Bailey, m.r.c.s., l.e.c.p., elected Chairman of the 

Lectures Sub-Committee, in succession to Councillor Richard Ruther- 
ford, J. p. 

The Old Swan Reading Room and Book Delivery Station (the gift of Mr. Andrew 
Carnegie, ll.d.) opened on 4th June by Councillor E. C. Given, m.i.c.e., 
Chairman of the Libraries Sub-Committee. 

Site purchased for new Reading Room and Book Delivery Station in Edge Hill 
District (Beaumont Street). 

Incorporation of Allerton, Childwall, and Woolton. Transfer of the Much 
Woolton Public Library to the Library, Museum and Arts Committee, 
9th November. 

Councillor C. Sydney Jones, m.a., elected Chairman of the Museuma Sub- 
Committee in succession to Councillor H. R. Rathbone, b.a., elected 
Lord Mayor of Liverpool. 

The first meeting of the British Association Committee, formed at Birmingham 
to report on the work of Museums as institutions for education and 
research, was held in the Liverpool Museum in November. The Lord 
Mayor was elected on the Committee and attended. 

Special items included in the Autumn Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, 
were : (1) Memorial Exhibition of works by the late Sir Lawrence 
Alma Tadema, o.m., k.a. (44 examples), lent by various Collectors; 
(2) Collection of 61 Paintings by modern French and Dutch Artists, 
lent by Denys Hague, Esq., London ; (3) Collective Exhibit of works 
by Emil Fuchs, m.v.o. (46 items). 

At the inaugural banquet, Autumn Exhibition, Mr. Fuchs presented to 
the Permanent Collection his marble Sarcophagus, entitled ' Sisters,' 
to mark his appreciation of the sympathy shown by the Committee 
towards his work. 



LIBRARIES. 15 



CHIEF LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. 



Gentlemen, 

I respectfully submit a report of the work of the Reference and 
Lending Libraries during the year 1913. 

Statistics. 

The attached Tables of Statistics shew that 2,268,530 volumes 
were issued over the counters in the Reference Library, Lending 
Libraries, and Reading Rooms. In addition it is estimated that 
there has been a use equal to an issue of over 404,000 volumes of 
the books on open shelves in the Reference Library. There is 
a decrease in the total issues in both the Reference and Lending 
Libraries. The issues from the Reference Library were 53,500 
less than in the previous year, while the issues from the Lending 
Libraries shew a decrease of over 102,000' volumes. It is impossible 
to give any satisfactory explanation of this decrease which is 
general, as all the Libraries have reduced issues to adults, while 
only four shew increases in the issues to children. There are one 
or two cases where the conditions have been exceptional. The 
Wavertree Branch Library was closed for nearly a month for 
painting and alterations, and the issues at the Kensington and 
West Derby Libraries were affected by the counter attractions at 
the Exhibition in Edge Lane. The Branch Libraries where there 
have been increased issues to Juveniles are Toxteth (13,629), 
Everton (6,353), Rawdon (3,019), and West Derby (2,933). 
There was an issue of 12,481 volumes from the Lending Libraries 
Depot, a decrease of 182 volumes. There were 3,036 volumes 
issued to Blind Readers as against 2,797 issued in 1912, an increase 
of 239 volumes. 



16 libraries. 

Lending Libraries Stocks. 

The work of revising the stocks at the Branch Libraries, as 
indicated in my Report last year has been continued, and during 
the year 2,610 soiled volumes were cancelled, while 6, -396 volumes 
were replaced. Over 10,000 new volumes were purchased for the 
Lending Libraries (including a stock for the Old Swan Reading 
Room and Rook Delivery Station), and care was taken to augment 
the stocks of those Branch Libraries where the supplies have not 
hitherto been equal to the demands. 

Catalogues. 

The Cataloguing staff has been actively engaged on the Reference 
Library Catalogue, and satisfactory progress for the year was 
reported to the Committee. Catalogues of the books in the Adult 
sections of West Derby and Kirkdale Branch Libraries were 
published, as well as Catalogues of Books for Children in the 
Kensington, Wavertree, and Rawdon Branch Libraries. A special 
Catalogue of Books for Blind Readers was also compiled and 
issued. 

Branch Libraries ano Schools. 

The Committee will, I am sure, view with satisfaction the 
continued work with the schools. Nearly all the Branch Libraries 
are now visited for special work by classes from Schools in the 
various districts. At the "Walton and Fazakerley Branch Library 
during the winter months Lectures have been given By teachers 
to classes consisting of selected pupils from schools in the district. 

New Buildings. 

In Tune the new Reading Room and Book Delivery Station at 
Old Swan, the gift of Mr. Andrew Carnegie, was opened by the 
Chairman of the Library Sub-Committee (Councillor E. C. Given). 
This building represents a new development of our Library work. 
The Old Swan is a growing district but not sufficiently advanced 
to require a fully stocked Branch Library. In this new building 
there is provided a Reading Room with a good selection of News- 



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LIBRARIES. 17 

papers and Periodicals, and also a small stock of standard books. 
The Assistant-in-charge will obtain books for Borrowers from either 
the West Derby or other Branch Libraries, or from the Depot. 
Tickets issued to Readers are available for use at either the Book 
Delivery Station or at the West Derby Branch Library. There 
is every prospect that the facilities thus afforded will be appreci- 
ated. During the half-year over 9,000 people visited the Reading 
Room, and nearly 2, GOO volumes were issued to Readers in the 
room, while 4,200 volumes were issued for Home reading. 

WOOLTON AND DISTRICT LIBRARY. 

In November the Committee took over the books in the Library 
of the newly incorporated district of Woolton. The stock of over 
4,000 volumes was removed to the Reference Library to be revised, 
repaired, augmented, and catalogued, and that work is in progress. 

Cleaning and Painting. 

The Wavertree Branch Library was painted, certain structural 
alterations made, and new electric light fittings installed. 

Free Lectures. 

The total attendance at the 108 Free Lectures delivered during the 
year was 71,464, shewing an increase of 316 compared with the 
previous year, when 166 lectures were given. The figures would 
undoubtedly have shewn a greater and more gratifying increase 
but for the compulsory change in the Tue Brook Lecture Centre 
from the large main hall in Lister Drive Council Schools to the 
Andrew Carnegie Branch Library, Green Lane, where the capacity 
of the comparatively small Beading Room proved quite insuffi- 
cient ; and where, in consequence, many persons who presented 
themselves were unable to gain admission to the lectures. To the 
same cause is largely due the reduced attendances of children at 
the special lectures provided for them ; there having been but 9,026 
present at 21 lectures as against 12,084 at 22 lectures in 1912. 
Twenty-eight of the 168 lectures were given in the leicton Hall, 
the average attendance being but one less than in the previous 



18 LIBRARIES. 

year. In the District Halls 119 lectures were given to adults, and 
Here the attendances shew the marked increase of -j,408 on the 
figures of 1912. It is always the desire of the Lectures Committee 
that lectures he given where possible in halls specially equipped 
and suited for the purpose rather than in the Beading Booms of 
our Branch Libraries ; and following this course the Kirkdale 
Lecture Centre was transferred from the Branch Library in Brock 
Street to the Co-operative Hall in Walton Boad. It is also confi- 
dently expected that the hall at the Lister Drive Council Schools 
will again be at the service of the Committee for lecture purposes 
(luring the ensuing Session. Lectures were this year given in the 
Low Hill District for the first time. 

Tour obedient Servant. 

GEO. T. SHAW, 

Chief Librarian. 

The Library, Museum, and 
Arts Committee. 



LIBRARIES. 



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TABLE I. 

SUMMARY OF STATISTICS OF LIBRARIES DEPARTMENT. 











Volumes 

issued on 

application. 


Approximate estimates. 


Prints 
issued. 


Lecture 




Volumes. 


Periodicals. 


Attendano* 


Reference Library. 










Picton Reading Room : 














197,401 










Approximate estimate of the issues of volumes 












of Reference Works and General Literature, 
















120,332 








Approximate estimate of the issues of current 












Literary, Scientific and Technical Reviews 












and Periodicals, from open shelves 
Brown Reading Room : 








126,280 












20,045 










General Literature, from open 














93,088 










Approximate estimate of issues of current 


















217,833 








5,852 










Patents Depar 
Hugh Prederi 




40,222 










ck Hornby Art Library : 






1,569 






3,515 


















358,177 


120,332 


344,113 


3,515 




Branch Libraries. 












Volumes issued, Lending Departments 












and Reading Rooms. 












Adult. 


Juvenile. Total. 












Sefton Park... 


157,039 


44,872 


201,911 














150,391 


— 


150,391 












Walton 

; Kensington ... 


126,7] 3 


30,479 


157,192 












116,727 


58,619 


175,346 












Toxteth 


110,993 


58,774 


169,767 












Rawdon 


103,470 


64,311 


167,781 












West Derby... 


102,999 


38,815 


141,814 












Wavertree ... 


94,707 


32,178 


126,885 












Everton 


78,558 


66,707 


145,265 












Kirkdale 


72,920 


64,592 


137,512 












1: Garston 


57,095 


24,287 


81,382 












1' Old Swan 


4,204 


— 


4,204 


1,910,353 










Totals— L 


ending Departments .. 1,659,450; 




,, Branch Reading Rooms 250,903) 










Lectures — (17 Centres). 












Attendances — 










Picton Lecture Hall 24,037) 

District Lecture Halls 47,427) 


















2,268,530 1 190 335? ' 344.113 1 3 .SIS 71.464 
















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Note.— The references to current newspapers and directories are not included. 



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LIBRARIES. 



Class A. 
B. 
C. 

D. 



TABLE II. 

Classification of volumes issued in the Reference Department. 
Picton Reading Room and Brown Reading Room : — 

Theology, Morals, Metaphysics 

Natural Philosophy, Mathematics, Physiology, &c. 

Natural History ... 

J Fine and Industrial Arts 54,247 ( 

\ Specifications of Patents 40,222 1 

E. History and Biography, &c. ... 

P. Topography and Antiquities ... 

G. Voyages and Travels, Gazetteers, Atlases 

( Collected Works, Essays, &c 

' [Newspapers: Bound volumes ... 
I. Jurisprudence, Law, Politics ... 
K. Commerce, Political Economy, Social Science, &e. 

L. Education and Language 

M. Poetry and Dramatic Literature ... 

N. Prose Fiction 

0. Latin and Greek Classics and Translations ... 
P. Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries, &c 



1913. 


1912. 


23,337 


22,694 


24,446 


24,409 


12,305 


13,390 


94,469 


92,884 


58,063 


60,526 


23,948 


26,704 


37,799 


42,496 


64,742 


32,905 


5,852 


6,427 


16,295 


16,075 


24,037 


26.2S1 


32,841 


38,642 


19,567 


23,417 


20,045 


40,465 


3,622 


3,062 


15,532 


17,518 



Hugh Frederick Hornby Art Library : — 
Volumes issued 



476,940 



1,569 



537,955 



1,187 



Total 



478,509 



539,142 



TABLE III. 

Shewing the number and classification of volumes contained in 
the Reference Department : — 

Class A. Theology, Morals, Metaphysics 9,796 

B. Natural Philosophy, Mathematics, Physiology, &c 4,646 

C. Natural History 9,440 

D. Fine and Industrial Arts (including Patents) 22,897 

E. History and Biography, &c 18,288 

F. Topography and Antiquities ... 8,892 

G. Voyages and Travels, Gazetteers, Atlases ... 7,691 

H. Miscellaneous Literature (principally Collected Works, Essays, 

Reviews, Societies' Proceedings, &c, in volumes) 37,603 

I. Jurisprudence, Law, Politics ... ■•■ 13,299 

K. Commerce, Political Economy, Social Science, &c. ... 5,832 

L. Education and Language 3,231 

M. Poetry and Dramatic Literature 5,468 

N. Prose Fiction 5,424 

O. Latin and Greek Classics and Translations 1,197 

P. Encyclopaedias and Works of General Reference 6,504 

Hugh Frederick Horaby Art Library 7,860 



Totai .. 



168,068 



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LIBRARIB6. 



TABLE V— Shewing the number 



Classification. 



Lending Departments : Adults. 



A. Theology, &c. 

B. Physics, &c. .. 

C. Natural His... 

D. Arts 

E. History, &c. .. 

F. Topography .., 

G. Voyages, &c... 

H. Misc. Lit 

I. Law, &c 

K. Commerce, &c. 

I Education 

L- | 

(Foreign Lit. ... 

M. Poetry, Drama 

N, Pro/5e Fiction.. 

0. Classics 

Blind Lit 



2,195 

2,971 

2,279 

15,336 

4,704 

1,349 

I 3,479 

J 3,637 

568 

2,0-20 

1,603 

1,642 

2,045 

104,544 

302 

1,111 



Totals 150,391 



801 

983 

627 

3,694 

1,811 

375 

1,007 

4,879 

79 

897 

413 

31 

404 

12,114 

145 

298 



1,471 

1,298 

848 

6,108 

2,688 

527 

1,879 

5,500 

230 

1,392 

697 

370 

735 

86,360 

146 

744 



Kensington 
Branch. 


Walton 
Branch. 


969 


1,633 


1,075 


1,366 


719 


1,383 


7,729 


8,274 


2,056 


2,666 


570 


1,031 


1,720 


2,213 


5,058 


3,659 


276 


165 


888 


1,479 


542 


850 


167 


100 


791 


1,130 


93,543 


100,727 


87 


37 


537 


— 



Selton 

Park 

Branch. 



2,100 
1,758 
2,547 
9,283 
4,440 
1,549 
3,342 
3,243 

401 

984 
1,012 

524 

2,726 

122,889 

■210 
31 



78,558 110,993 116,727 126,713, 157,039 



873 

985 

1,099 

6,145 

2,246 

715 

2,010 

4,670 

241 

803 

785 

199 

703 

72,979 

144 

110 



94,707 



686 

962 

787 

4,329 

1,739 

335 

1,361 

2,757 

193 

643 

809 

123 

841 

56,981 

154 

160 



West 
Derby 
Branch. 


Garston 
Branch. 


Raw don 
Branch. 


935 


497 


865 


869 


727 


964 


1,161 


490 


903 


6,863 


3,970 


5,906 


2,209 


1,170 


2,097 


531 


448 


607 


2,015 


1,684 


1,969 


4,481 


4,179 


3,157 


324 


159 


273 


860 


639 


970 


1,105 


439 


1,021 


231 


382 


167 



802 

80,361 

217 

35 



-457 

41,783 

65 



889 

83,641 

31 

10 



72,920 1102,999 57,095 103,470, . 



§ Of this total 38,739 were volumes of Music. * Wavertree Branch closed for painting June 2nd- July 5th. ! 

TABLE VI.— Shewing the number oft 



New Tickets issued during 
1913— 

Adult 

StudeDt 

Juvenile 



Tickets now in use, 31st 
December, 1913— 

Adult 

Student 

Juvenile 



2,774 
561 



3,335 



979 

56 

1,339 



2,374 



1,629 

153 

1,365 



3,147 



1,562 

109 

1,364 



Walton 1 1 
Branch, j 



1,597 
165 
578 



3,035 2,340 



5,759 
1,131 



6,890 



1,999 

141 

2,841 

4,981 



3,274 

319 

2,658 

6,251 



3,316 

203 

2,918 

6,437 



3,653 

478 

1,326 

5,457 



LIBRARIES, 



23 



jf volumes issued for Home Beading. 



Lending Depahtments : Children. 



41 13,066 

CO 14,018 

33 12,876 

203 $77,840 

132 27,964 

8,105 

L23 22,802 



236 

267 | 203 

2,229 j 1,160 

2,247 1,414 

5,313 2,642 

11 73 

1,983 I 1,390 



Sefton 
Park 

lir.'uich. 



.77 ! 45,397 3,064 3,518 

1 2,910 I — 1 
46 12,227 9 I 28 
17 9,353 10 12 

2 3,938 — — 
|53 11,576 



64 

50 

719 

879 

1,587 

655 
1,308 



220 


143 


251 


613 


684 


1,021 


1,273 


1,183 



2,418 3,050 
485 



355 



982 149 

8 909,170 50,356 148,085 I 53,002 

1,538 I — — ; _ 

3,036 — — ! _ 



2,326 
209 



173 

217 

892 

1,375 

2,534 

1,376 
1,712 



1,027 

581 

1 

34 

23 



462 521 370 
23,020,35,806 23,529 



Kirkdiile 
Branch. 



324 

310 

1,623 

2,260 

5,473 

2,408 
1,908 



West ■ _ , 
Derby ' ^arston 
Branch. | branch. 



121 
174 

892 



160 

85 

480 



1,386 ! 915 
1,915 ! 2,349 



177 1,717 



872 
49,414 



195 
1,373 
2,371 

31 
63 I 
24 



276 

1,406 

2,004 

4 

39 

29 



247 



572 



(M jl,175,816 66,707 58,774 j 58,619 30,479144,872 32,178 64,592 



29,987 15,963 
36 ! — 



38,815 24,287 



165 

1,801 

2,306 

4,181 

5,918 

1,817 

1,521 

5 

214 

164 



2,335 

11,501 

15,238 

31,462 

3,958 

15,761 

18,196 

42 

387 

262 



629 
45,412 
1 



5,159 
374,579 
37 



14,783 

16,353 

24,377 

93,078 

59,426 

15,063 

38,563 

63,593 

2,952 

12,614 

9,615 

3,938 

16,735 

1,283,749 

1,575 

3,036 



64,311)483,634 1,659,450 



t Old Swan opened June 5th. 
swers from Lending Libraries. 



J Includes 12,481 vols, issued from Lending Libraries Depot. 



Wavertree 
Branch. 







1,554 
179 
647 

2,380 



970 

53 

1,215 



2,238 



1,535 
158 
662 



2,355 



GarBton 
Branch. 



934 

131 

522 



1,587 



1,237 

71 

1,037 



2,345 



212 
11 



*223 



17,206 
2,067 
9,536 



28,809 



3,133 

355 

1,304 



4,792 



1,935 
143 

2,805 



4,883 



3,162 

364 

1,374 



4,900 



1,566 

248 

1,010 



2,824 



2,975 

215 

2,384 



5,574 



212 
11 



♦223 



35,120 

4,412 

20,180 



59,712 



:: Also 41 West Derby tickets in use at Old Swan. 



24 



LIBRARIES. 

TABLE VII.— Shewing the number ol 



■JLASSIFICATIOST. 



A. Theology, &c 

B. Physics, &c 

C. Natural History. 

D. Arts 

E. History, &c 

F. Topography 

G. Voyages, &c 

H. Misc. Literature 

I. Law, Politics 

K. Commerce, &c. .. 

L. Education 

M. Poetry, Drama .. 

N. Fiction 

0. Classics 



Totals 



Adult Rooms. 



Everton 
Branch 



Toxteth 
Branch 



264 
543 
231 

1,042 
756 
103 
374 
658 
53 
336 
275 
276 

3,656 
62 



724 
463 
184 

],267 
608 
169 
295 

1,985 
74 
292 
195 
264 
5,334 
70 



Kensing 

ton 
Branch 



8,629 11,924 18, 

I 



282 
831 
422 

2,742 
772 
481 
578 

3,210 
107 
645 
354 
338 

7,832 
75 



Walton 
Branch 



Waver- 

tree 
Branch 



Kirkdale 
Branch 



47 

124 

47 

237 

104 

27 

12 

60 

1 

35 



163 
221 

274 

1,218 

395 

139 

306 

386 

69 

138 

8 169 

39 118 

473 1,173 

7 - 31 



1,221 | 4,800 



124 

426 

174 

783 

355 

74 

244 

651 

81 

157 

308 

257 

4,417 

96 



West 
Derby 
Branch 



8,147 



235 

480 
440 

2,076 
541 
210 
502 

1,425 
123 
336 
388 
360 

2,973 
100 



Garston i Rawdon Old 
Branch Branch Swan 



23 
107 

71 i 
344 

84 

49 

54 
451 

15 

50 

34 

35 

242 

4 



115 
263 
284 
804 
396 
138 
345 
318 
86 
214 
297 
180 
1,674 



10.189 1,563 5,114 



34 

63 

102 

197 

366 

134 

429 

83 

1 

127 

4 

50 

1,006 



*2,596 



Old Swan opened June 5th. 



TABLE VIII.-EVENING 



Reading Rooms. 



Chatsworth Street (Council Schools) 301 nights 

Dryden Street 298 ,, 

Stanley Road 301 „ 

Old Swan 174 „ 

Totals.. 



LIBRARIES. 



25 



volumes issued in Reading Rooms. 















Children's Rooms. 
































Grand 


Dryden 
Street 
Branch 


Stanley 
Road 
Branch 


Total. 


Everton 
Branch 


Toxteih 
Branch 


Kensing 

ton 
Branch 


Walton 
Branch 


j Waver- 

tree 

Branch 


Eirkdale 

Branch 


West 
Derby 
Branch 


| 

Garston 
Branch 


Total 


Total 


— 


151 


2,162 


71 


66 


363 


142 


586 


373 


HI 


527 


2,239 


4,401 


— 


- 


3,521 


7 


281 


389 


160 


293 


496 


131 


354 


2,111 


5,632 


38 


113 


2,380 


410 


396 


2,542 


713 


1,750 


3,310 


1,507 


832 


11,460 


13,840 


47 


172 


10,929 


245 


518 


2,274 


635 


2,588 


1,477 


2,552 


656 


10,945 


21,874 


336 


747 


5,460 


1,233 


730 


3,912 


1,415 


3,579 


2,973 


4,351 


3,114 


21,307 


26,767 


104 


286 


1,914 


4 


40 


18 


211 


— 


— 


500 


363 


1,136 


3,050 


162 


638 


3,939 


614 


747 


1,182 


317 


2,033 


3,007 


3,910 


2,109 


13,919 


17,858 


915 


1,135 


11,277 


2,958 


3,787 


1,560 


120 


1,447 


9,889 


8,529 


3,383 


31,673 


42,950 


- 


143 


753 














22 


70 


92 


845 


- 


93 


2,423 


2 


- 


— 


21 


— 


— 


145 


186 


354 


2,777 


59 


181 


2,272 


1 


3 


— 


16 


— 


— 


54 


80 


154 


2,426 


56 


160 


2,133 


45 


123 


753 


246 


355 


869 


1,084 


458 


3,933 


6,066 


298 


2,744 


31,822 


6,334 


7,750 


2,929 


9,563 


2,485 


13,053 


21,175 


6,789 


70,078 


101,900 


— 


— 


445 


— 


— 


— 


2 


— 


— 


68 


2 


72 


517 


2,015 


6,563 


81,430 


11,924 


14,441 


15,922 | 


13,561 


tl5,116 


35,417 


44,139 


18,923 


169,473 


250,903 



t Wavertree Branch Children's room used as Adult room, through painting, May 28th to August 12th. 

READING ROOMS. 



1913. 


1912. 


Attend- 
ance. 


Average 
per Night. 


Attend- 
ance. 


Average 
per Night. 


24,781 

23,163 

65,899 

9,095 


82 

77 

218 

52 


24,035 
24,231 
70,022 


77 

78 

223 


122,938 i 118,288 


- 



26 



LIBRARIES. 



FREE LECTURES. 



During the year 168 Free Lectures were delivered, the total 
attendance being 71,464. Twenty-one of the Lectures were 
specially for children. Twenty-eight Lectures were given in the 
Picton Lecture Hall, the remainder in the following district 
halls, i.e. — 

(1) Scotland Road (St. Martin's Hall); (2) Sandhills (Crosby Home 
Mission Hall, Commercial Road); (3) Kirkdale (Co-operative Hall, Walton 
Road); {-U Walton (Assembly Hall, Corporation Baths, Queen's Drive); 
(5) Aintree (Amtree Institute, Longmoor Lane); (6) Everton (Branch 
Library, and St. Ambrose Mission Hall, Prince Edwin Street); (7) Anfield 
(Council Schools, Anfield Road) ; (8) Tue Brook (Branch Library, Green Lane) ; 
(9) West Derby (Village Hall) ; (10) Kensington (Lundie Memorial Hall, Beech 
Street) ; (11) Low Hill (St. Jude's Schools) ; (12) Wavertree (Town Hall) ; 
(13) Sefton Park (Gregson Memorial Institute, Garmoyle Road) ; (14) Garston 
(Assembly Hall, Corporation Baths, Speke Road) ; (15) Aigburth (Parish Hall, 
Dundonald Road) ; (16) Toxteth (David Lewis Club, Great George Place). 



LECTURERS AND SUBJECTS. 

(Excepting where otherwise stated, the Lectures were illustrated by 

Lantern Views.) 



Lecturer. 



Akhurst, Forbes 



Allen, Percy- 



Benson, Captain W. J. P.,. 

F.R.G.S. 



Blake, A. H., m.a. 



Blair, Andrew 



Subiect. 



Famous prose writers of 
the 19th Century," with 
illustrative recitals 

from Ruskin, Carlyle, 
Thackeray, Dickens, 
and others. 

Romances of Old France : 
the Splendid Duchy of 
Burgundy (South)." 



Panama Canal up-to- 
date, and the West 
Coast of South 
America." 

1 The by-ways of a great 
city ; or, the past aud 
present life of the 
Streets of Loudon." 

Through the snows of 
Grisons to the lakes of 
Italy." 



Halls. 



Wavertree — Tue Brook- 
Picton — Low Hill. 



Anfield — Picton — Kensing- 
ton — Walton. 



Aintree — Picton — Aigburth 
— Kirkdale. 



Tue Brook — Aigburth. 



Kirkdale. 



LIBRARIES. 



27 



Lecturer. 



Brigg, Edwin W. 



Brodrick, Harold, ma., 

F.G.S. 



Budden, diaries W., m.d.... 
Chinnappa, Ananda Royer A 

B.A., F.R.S.L. 



Coop, Rev. J. 0., m.a. 



Cortie, Rev. A. L., s.j., 
f.r.a.s., Stonyhurst 

College Observatory. 

Costain, Rev. A. J., m.a. 



Dennis, G. P., a.m.i.e.e. .. 
Lecturer on Electr cal 
Engineering, Centra! 
Technical School, Liver- 
pool. 

Dibdin, E. ' Rimbault, 
Curator, Walker Art 
Gallery, Liverpool. 



Driver, W. R. 



Subject. 



Ellis, John W., m.b., f.e.s 



Through Flanders and 
Walcheren to a Dutch 
Wonderland." 

Romance and legend in 
Northern Prance." 



In the Norwegian High- 
lands." 



Camping days and ways 
on road and river." 

' Hunting in the Indian 
Jungle"; with folk- 
songs. 

' The native races of 
India"; with native 
songs. 

' The fortresses of Ger- 
many." 

' The Sun's surface and 
surroundings." 



Cambridge : City and 
University life." 

Oxford : City and Uni- 
versity life." 

Electricity and its 
modern application " ; 
with experiments. 



An artistic tour in Hol- 
land." 



' An invasion of Ger- 
many : notes of an 
artistic tour." 

'An hour with the micro- 
scope." 



Days in 'Merrie Sher- 
wood,' with glimpses of 
Ivanhoe Land." 



Halls. 



Sandhills. 



Tue Brook — Everton 
(Branch Library). 

Garston — West Derby. 



Anfield. 

Sefton Park (Gregson Inst.) 

A in tree. 

Sandhills. 
Picton. 

Kensington — Picton. 
Wavertree. 



Sefton Park (Gregson Inst.) 
— Walton. 



Scotland Road (St. Martin's 
Hall)— Everton. 



Picton. 



Kensington — West Derby. 



Sandhills — Tue Brook 



28 



LIBRARIES. 



Lecturer. 



Ellis, John W., m.b., f.e.s. 



Enock, Fred., f.l.s. 
f.k.m.s. 

Eustace, Harry K. 



Fowkes, Rev. F. 



Grensted, Rev. C'aucn F. 
F., M.A. 



Hamilton, J. Erik, b.sc. 



Subject. 



" On and off the Great 
Dyke : the scenery and 
antiquities of the 
Welsh Border from 
Chester to Hereford." 

" Fairy flies and their 
hosts." 

" Hunting- and smuggling 
in Africa: experiences 
and adventures in the 
Jungle." 



Halls. 



Picton. 



Canals 
Folk.* 



and Canal 



' Voyagers to the Isle of 
Man a thousand years 
ago, and the relics 
they have left." 

Experiences at an Irish 
Whaling Station." 



Aintree — Tue Brook — 
Picton — Aigburth. 

Anfield — Garston — Picton — 
Toxteth. 



Anfield— Picton— Toxteth— 
Sandhills. 

Walton — Everton (St. Am- 
brose Mission Hall) — 
Kiikdale. 



Hamilton, P.ev. James, m.a. "Grey Galloway.' 



Aigburth. 



Toxteth — Garston. 



Haynes, Arthur E " Off the beaten track in Anfield — Garston. 

Finland." 



Hewson, J. James 



Heron, Ernest P. 



Hoult, James 



" Charles Dickens : actor, 
dramatist, and the 
stage in his writings." 

"The Val d'Anniviers: 
off the beaten track 
in Switzerland." 

"Childwall and Waver- 
tree : historical, anti 
quarian, legendary, 

and anecdotal." 

" The Hundred of West 
Derby : historical, topo- 
graphical, antiquarian, 
and anecdotal." 



Kensington — Toxteth. 



Everton (St. Ambrose Mis- 
sion Hall). 



Picton. 



Walton— West Derby. 



Jenkins, Miss E. Vaughan.. 



The laDd of the Beaver 
and the Maple." 



Jones, Lewis 'The Wild Welshman." 

(Not illustrated.) 



Sefton Park (Gregson Inst.) 
— Garston— Toxteth — 
Picton. 

Anfie'd — Walton. 



LIBRARIES. 



29 



Lecturer. 



Kennedy, John, f.r.g.s. .. 



Lund, Rev. T. W. Ju., m.a. 



.Subject. 



" A voyage to the Near 
East ; with some re- 
marks on the war in 
the Balkans." 

" At the foot of the Cots- 
wolds." 



Flails. 



Tue Brook. 



Picton. 



McCullagh, Eev. H. II., b.a. 



Mackie, W. A. 



Marsden, Prosper, H., f.c.s 
Lecturer in Materia 
Medica and Pharmacy, 
University of Liver- 
pool. 

Moir, James, b.sc 

Moir, John M., m.sc 

Nairn, Peter 

Neill, Daniel J 



Nicholas, Rev. T. F., m.a., 
f.r.g.s. 



'Beethoven and his : Aigburth. 
music"; with musical | 
illustrations. 

'Brahms: his work, his | Picton. 
friends, and his 
critics ' ' ; with musical | 
illustrations. 



' Edward Grieg, music's 
northern light"; with 
musical illustrations. 

' Handel and his music "; 
with musical illustra- 
tions. 

' Mozart and his music " ; 
with musical illustra- 
tions. 

On tramp in Dickens' 
Land." 

' Moscow, Mother of 
Cities : being an ac- 
count of a visit to one 
of the ancient capitals 
of Russia." 

Waves of the sea and 
other waves. 



Picton. 



Kirkdale. 



Kensington. 



Aintree — Everton (Branch 
Library). 

Everton (Branch Library). 



Anfield— Toxteth. 



Wonders of Wireless Picton — Sefton Park (Greg- 
Telegraphy "; with ex- son Inst.), 
periments. 



Wirral, historic 
picturesque." 



and 



: The land of the Gael : 
from Stirling to Ben 

Nevis." 

The Gambia River and 
Protectorate : the olc'est 
English Colony in 
West Africa." 



West Derbv. 



Scotland Road (St. Martin's 
Hall). 



Wavertree— Picton — 
Aigburth — Low Hill. 



30 



LIBRARIES. 



Lecturer. 



Northcote, Henry F. 




Halls. 



O'Beirne, Calder, formerly 
Professor of Elocution, 
St. Edward's College. 



O'Mahony, Michael 



Parkinson, Rev. George A. 



Raffalovich, George ... 
Rea, W. Lawrence ... 

Ross, Rev. William D 

r..sc. 

Saxbv, Fred W 



Seatree, George, J. p. 



Shaw, George T., Chief 
Librarian, Liverpool 
Public Libraries. 



The Mechanics 
Universe." 

r<>ets of the four 
nations"; with recitals 
from Shakespeare, Ad- 
dison, Tennyson, Hooi, 
Le Fanu, Charles T. 
Kickham, Aytoun, Hy- 
wel ab Einion, and 
Ceiriog. 

' Shakespearian Recitals, 
and selections from the 
Poets." 

Architecture of the Colt 
and the Norman in 
Ireland." 

' The Channel Islands : 
their customs, beau- 
ties, etc." 

The Folk - songs of 
Britain and their 
story ' ' ; with vocal 
illustrations. 

' From Budapest to Con- 
stantinople, via Ron- 
mania." 

' To the Highlands of 
the Grisons: a tour in 
Eastern Switzerland." 

' From Hamburg to Ber- 
lin, via Sweden, Fin- 
land, and St. Peters- 
burg." 

"Dust: its origin and 
influence '' ; with ex- 
periments. 

" Microscopic revelations 
by direct projection"; 

with experiments. 



Lakeland 
ing in 



mountaineer- 
summer and 



Picton. 



Scotland Road (St. Martin's 
Hall)— Picton. 



Sertoli Park (Gregson lust.) 



Scotland Road (St. Martin's 
Hall)— Kirkdale. 



Garston. 



Sandhills— West Derby. 



Wavertree — Picton — Scot- 
land Road (St. Martin' 
Hall)— Kirkdale. 

Wavertree. 



Aigburth 



Sefton Park (Gregson Inst.) 
— Aintree. 



Picton. 



Sandhills— West Derby. 



The Makers of Liver- 
pool." 



Kensington — Sefton 
(Gregson Inst.) - 
Derby, 



Park 
West 



LIBRARIES. 



81 



Lecturer. 



Shaw, George T., Chief 
Librarian, Liverpool 
Public Libraries. 



Thompson, George E., 

F.R.I'.S. 



Tillemont-Thomason, F. E., 

C.E., F.R.G.S., F.l'H.S. 

Tinue, P. F., m.a., M.n 



Tobin, J. Raymond, Mua. 

Bac. 



Travers, Miss Rosalind 



Wallace, Rev. Hugh C. 



Walshe, Rev. T. J., b.a. 

F.R.A.S. 

Wells, Samuel, f.r.g.s 



Whitaker, Trevor 



Winstanley, Herbert 



Subject. 



Public Libraries and 
their work." 



' Portugal and (he Portu- 
guese." 

Portugal, old and new." 



'Experiences on the West 
Const of Africa." 

' Chamber Music " ; with 
musical illustrations. 

English composers of 
yesterday and to-day " ; 
with musical illustra- 
tions. 

Music as a language " ; 
with musical illustra- 
tions. 

Vienna, Prague, and 
Bohemia." 



" Through the Dolomites 
to Lake Garda." 

' Jerusalem, ancient and 
modern." 

' Across Europe by water 
from the Black Country 
to the Black Sea." 

' The Land of the Ven- 
detta : Corsica." 

On the main roads of 
North Wales and Shrop- 
shire." 

' A patriot in London : 
legends, romances, 

customs old and new." 

Wanderings in Warwick- 
shire, and the stories 
they recall." 

Through Northern Spain 
from the Pyrenees to 
the Guadarramas." 



Halls. 
Tue Brook. 

Walton. 

Aintree— Picton — Aigburth 
— Kirkdale. 

I Garston — Picton. 
Aintree. 
Walton. 

Picton. 



Sefton Park (Gregson Inst.) 
— Picton — Kensington — 
Walton. 

Wavertree— Tue Brook— 
Picton — Low Hill. 

Scotland Road (St. Martin's 
Hall). 

Toxteth — Picton. 



Aintree. 
Toxteth — Picton. 

West Derby. 

Kirkdale. 

Kensington — Wavertree. 



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LIBRARIES. 



Lecturer. 



Workman, Albert E. 



Young, Ernest 



Brown, Samuel E., m.a., 
b.sc, Headmaster, 

Liverpool Collegiate 

Schools. 

Cairns, W. Murray, m.b. .. 



Coop, Rev. J. 0., m.a. 



Lund, Rev. T. W. M.. m.a. 

Moir, James, b.sc 

Moir, John M., m.sc 



Northcote, Henry F 

Tavlor, Alfred, f.r.p.s 



Subject. 



Opera : its origin and 
development"; with 
musical illustrations." 

West Country Folk- 
songs " ; with musical 
illustrations. 



CHILDREN'S LECTURES 

" The life of a River from 
its cradle to its grave." 



1 Children's homes in 
Japan ; or, the daily 
life of a Japanese boy 
and girl." 

■ The little Folk of China 
and Japan, at their 
work and at their 
play." 

' The little Folk of Far 
Eastern Lands." 

r The conquest of the 
Soudan." 

' In the reign of Terror : 
the story of the French 
Revolution." 

Regimental emblems and 
their stories." 

' A trin round Britain." 



The country of William 
Tell : peeps into Swiss 
life." 

' A piece of glass : it* 
manufacture and uses." 

A peep into the wonder- 
land of Electricity " ; 
with experiments. 

Animals: their waj sand 
homes." 

: Home life of Wild 
Birds," 



Halls. 



Anfield. 



Garston — Wavertree — Scot • 
land Road (St. Martin's 
Hall)— Low Hill. 



Sefton Park (Gregson Inst.) 
— Anfield. 



Aintree — Wavertree. 

Sandhills. 

Kensington. 

Sefton Park (Gregson Inst.) 

Tue Brook. 

Wavertree. 



Everton (St. Ambrose Mis- 
sion Hall). 

Anfield — Garston. 



Kirkdale. 
Everton. 



Garston — Kensington — 
Sandhills. 

Aintree — Tue Brook — Aig~ 
burth — Kirkdale. 



LIBRARIES . 33 



DONATIONS. 



Mrs. Alfred Booth: — 

European years: letters of an idle man, by H. J. Warner; ed. 
by G. E. Woodberry. 1912. 

New letters of an idle man, by H. J. Warner. 1913. 

Allan H. Bright, J. P. : — 

Catalogue of Emblem books and of a few other similar books, 
the property of Allan H. Bright, Esq., Ashfield, Knotty Ash, 
Liverpool. 1913. 

Pamphlets on the South African War, 1899-1902; published by 
the National Keform Union, &c 5 v. 

The Trustees of the British Museum : — 

Catalogue of printed music published between 1487 and 1800, by 
W. B. Squire, 2 v.; Index to the charters and rolls in the Depart- 
ment of Manuscripts, ed. by H. J. Ellis, v. 2; Queen Mary's 
Psalter : miniatures and drawings by an English Artist of the 14th 
century, ed. by Sir George Warner; Catalogue of the books, manu- 
scripts, maps, and drawings, v. 4; Catalogue of additions to the 
manuscripts, 1906-1910; Index to the charters and rolls in the 
Department of Manuscripts, ed. by H. J. Ellis, v. 2; Catalogue of 
engraved British portraits, by F. O'Donoghue, v. 3; Catalogue of 
the finger rings bequeathed by Sir Augustus Wollaston Pranks, 
by 0. M. Dalton; Handbook of instructions for collectors, 3rd ed. ; 
The history of the collections contained in the Natural History 
Departments, v. 2, by Albert Giinther; Guide to the specimens 
illustrating the races of mankind (Anthropology), 2nd ed. ; Guide 
to the domesticated animals (other than horses), 2nd ed. ; Guide to 
the exhibition of specimens illustrating the modification of the 
structure of animals in relation to flight ; Catalogue of the mammals 
of Western Europe (Europe exclusive of Eussia), by G. S. Miller; 



34 LIBRARIES. 

Catalogue of the Ungulate mammals, by R. Lydekker, v. 1 ; Cata- 
logue of the heads and horns of Indian big game bequeathed by 
A. 0. Hume, by R. Lydekker; Catalogue of the collection of birds' 
eggs, by W. R. Ogilvie Grant, v. 5; Guide to the gallery of 
Reptilia and Amphibia, 2nd ed. ; Descriptive catalogue of the marine 
reptiles of the Oxford clay, by W. C. Andrews, pt. 2; Catalogue of 
the Lepidoptera Phalaenae, v. 12 (Text and Plates) ; The house-fly 
as a danger to health, by Ernest E. Austen, 2nd ed. ; Catalogue of 
the British species of Pisidium (recent and fossil), with notes on 
those of Western Europe, by B. B. Woodward; Catalogue of the 
Chaetopoda : Polychaeta, by J. H. Ash worth, pt. 1 ; A revision of 
the Ichneumonidae, pt. 2, by C. Morley; Catalogue of the plants 
collected by Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Talbot in the Oban District, South 
Nigeria, by A. B. Rendle, &c. 

Mrs. Bullet: — 

The Gentleman and Gardener's Kalendar, by Richard Bradley, 
F.R.S., 1718; Gaston de Latour, by Walter Pater; The works in 
prose and verse of William Shenstone, 3 v. 1773 ; Deutsche 
Anthologie : a manual of German prose, selected by L. von 
Muhlenfels, 1841 ; Geschichte Friedrichs des Grossen, geschrieben 
von F. Kugler, gezeichnet von A. Menzel, 1840 ; Sammtliche 
Fabeln und Erzahlungen, von E. F. Gellert, illustrirt von G. 
Osterwald, 1844; and 22 other volumes. 

Order of Notre-Dame of Mount-Carmel : — 

Etudes Carmelitaines, historiques et critiques, sur les traditions, 
les privileges, et la mystique de l'Ordre, par les peres Cannes 
dechausses de la province de France, 1911-1912. ?v. 

The Co-operative Wholesale Society : — 

The story of the C.W.S. : the jubilee history of the Co-operative 
Wholesale Society Limited, 1863-1913, by Percy Redfern. 
(7 copies.) 



libraries. 35 

The Eight Hon. the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres: — 

Bibliotheca Lindesiana, v. 8. Handlist of Proclamations issued 
by Royal and other constitutional authorities, 1714-1910, George I 
to Edward VII. 1913. 

Harold Cubley: — 

Engraved Portrait of Thomas Green, assertor of the constitu- 
tional right of Election at Liverpool, May 1807 (coloured copy). 

E. Gordon Duff, M.A. : — 

Jan van Doesborgh, printer at Antwerp : an essay in biblio- 
graphy, by Robert Proctor. 1894. 

Alderman Sir William B. Forwood, D.L., J.P. : — 

Large photographic Portrait of himself taken by Elliott and Fry 
of London. Signed: 'William B. Forwood, Chairman, Liverpool 
Libraries and Arts and Museum Committee, 1889-1903.' 

The Senate of the University of Glasgow: — 

The Matriculation Albums of the University of Glasgow from 
1728 to 1858, transcribed and annotated by the late W. Innes 
Addison. 1913. 

Miss M. A. Harding: — 

Pierre et Camille, par Alfred de Musset; Sacs et parchemins, par 
Jules Sandeau ; Das wahre Gesicht : drama von Max Halbe ; 
Quisisana von F. Spielhagen; Gedichte in Prosa, von Ivan 
Turgenieff ; and 13 other volumes of foreign literature. 

Chris. Healy: — 

The Irish Nation : its history and its biography, by James Wills 
and Freeman Wills, 8 v. ; Margaret Ethel Macdonald, by J. Ramsay 
Macdonald, 1912 ; The Sorcery Club, by Elliott O'Donnell, 1912. 

Miss Mary L. Hornby: — 

Books for the Blind in Braille type, 37 vols. 

Miss Langton: — 

Le secret de la vieille demoiselle, par E. Marlitt, 2 v. ; Lea 
dernieres annees de la Duchesse de Berry, par Hubert de Saint- 
Amand; Memoires de Madame la Duchesse de Gontaut. 1773-1836: 



36 LIBRARIES. 

The Light of Asia, by Sir Edwin Arnold ; New dictionary of the 
English and Italian languages, by Alphonsus de Bermingham ; and 
7 other volumes. 

The Corporation of the City of London : — 

Calendar of letter-books preserved among the archives of the 
Corporation of the City of London at the Guildhall. Letter-book L, 
tempo. Edward IV — Henry VII, ed. by Reginald It. Sharpe; Report 
of the Medical Officer of Health of the City of London, 1912. 

The Due de Loubat : — 

Le Due de Loubat : a collection of diplomas, resolutions of 
learned societies, &c, addressed to the Due de Loubat, 1894-1912. 

Arthur Lucas : — 

John Lucas, portrait painter, 1828-1874 : a memoir of his life 
mainly deduced from the correspondence of his sitters; arranged 
and connected by his son, Arthur Lucas. 1913. 

Mrs. Lyster : — 

The Imperial Family Bible according to the authorised version, 
with notes, references, &c, and engravings on steel after 
J. Martin, H. Vernet, and others. 1844. 

W. E. Moss:— . 

Holograph Letter of George Stephenson to the Mayor of Liver- 
pool regarding new dock for Birkenhead, January 1840. 

Erank Ollerenshaw : — 

Cobbett's Paper against gold; with Portrait of William Cobbett 
eug. by E. Smith, Liverpool, after a drawing taken on board the 
' Importer ' on her departure from Liverpool, March 1817. 



LIBRARIES. 37 

The Rt. Hon. Herbert R. Ratiibone, B.A., Lord Mayor of 
Liverpool : — 

Poll for the Election of a Member of Parliament for tlie Borough 
of Liverpool taken between William Ewart and John Evelyn 
Denison, November 1830, with MS notes of sums paid to various 
electors. 

Henry E. Rensburg : — 

Arrangements for violin and piano by J. B. Singalee, from the 
great operas, viz., Gounod's Romeo and Juliette, Verdi's Ernani, 
Wagner's Lohengrin, &c. 

Royal Society of London : — 

Philosophical Transactions, Series A v. 212, Series B v. 203 ; 
Proceedings, Series A 600-611, Series B 585-593 ; Tear Book, 1913 ; 
Reports of the Sleeping Sickness Commission, Nos. 10-13; National 
Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904; Meteorology, Part 2. 

Julius A. Schroter : — 

Life and explorations of Fridtjof Nansen; The Gunpowder Plot 
and Lord Mounteagle's letters, by Henry H. Spink; Sir George 
White, V.C., by T. F. G. Coates; Romance of modern invention, 
by A. Williams; First footsteps in East Africa, by Sir R. F. 
Burton, 2 v. ; Deep sea plunderings, by Frank T. Bullen ; and 51 
other volumes. 

The Rt. Hon. the Secretary of State for India: — 
District Gazetteer of India, 40 v. 

Mrs. E. A. Smith: — 

Sir Thomas IJrquhart of Cromartie, by John Willcock. 1899. 



38 Libraries. 

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, U.S.A.: — 

Report of the United States National Museum, 1912; and 51 
other Reports, Bulletins, &c. 

Ronald Stewart-Brown, M.A., F.S.A. : — 

The Royal Manor and Park of Shotwick in Cheshire, by Ronald 
Stewart-Brown, 1912; Plan of the Liverpool and Birkenhead Docks, 
published by the 'Liverpool Mercury,' 1844; Plan of Liverpool 
reduced from Gage's Survey, and published 1836; Statistical 
diagram exhibiting by fluxional curves the population, tonnage, 
&c, of Liverpool, 1700-1850. 

J. Carlton Stitt, J.P. : — 

Stitt of Liverpool, by James Carlton Stitt, 1901 ; Portrait of the 
Rev. John Kelly (1801-1876), sometime Pastor of Crescent Chapel, 
Liverpool; Book-plate of James Carlton Stitt. 

United States Government : — 

Report of the Commissioner of Education, 1911-12, 2 v. ; Special 
reports of the Bureau of the Census, 7 v. ; and 496 other Reports, 
Bulletins, Circulars, &c. 

Sir William Wedderburn, Bart. : — 

Allan Octavian Hume, C.B., 'Father of the Indian National 
Congress,' 1829 to 1912, by Sir William Wedderburn. 

J. C. Williams: — 

A naturalist in Western China, by Ernest Henry Wilson. 2 v. 
1913. 

Henry Young and Sons : — 

Bygone Liverpool illustrated by 97 plates reproduced from 
original paintings, &c, with historical descriptions by Henry S. 
and Harold E. Young; and a narrative introduction by Ramsay 
Muir. 1913. (3 copies.) 



LIBRARIES. 



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Other Books, Pamphlets, &c, have heen presented by the 
following : — 



William Adams. 

Publishers of the ' African 
World.' 

Mrs. James Allen. 

Architect's Compendium 
Publishing Co. 

John S. Arthur. 

Roland Austin. 

Australian Museum, Syd- 
ney. 

W. E. A. Axon, m.a. 

Sir R. Gr. Baggorre. 

R. Barker. 

Barrow Naturalists' Field 
Club. 

Worshipful Company of 
Basket-makers of Lon- 
don. 

Bennett & Co. 

T. H. Bickerton, m.d., j.p. 

C. H. Bird-Davis. 

Birkenhead Literary and 
Scientific Society. 

Board of Trade, Labour 
Department. 

Joseph C. Bridges, m.a. 

Bristol Printing and Pub- 
lishing Co. 

British Association. 

British Guiana Permanent 
Exhibitions Committee. 

T. B. Browne Ltd. 

A. Theodore Brown. 

National Museum, Buenos 
Aires. 

Major W. Roper Caldbeck. 

Syndics of Cambridge Uni- 
versity Press. 

Professor E.T. Campagnac, 

M.A. 

Geological Survey of 

Canada. 
Industrial Department, 

Ottawa, Canada. 
Carnegie Foundation for 

tha Advancement of 

Teaching. 
Catholic Publishing Co., 

Liverpool. 
Central Association of 

Accountants. 
Joseph Chadwick & Sons. 
Chartered Institute of 

Secretaries. 
Medical Officer of Health, 

Cheshire. 
Chicago Board of Trade. 
Chicago Bureau of 

Statistics. 
J. and A. Churchill. 



Cincinnati Chamber of 
Commerce. 

Cincinnati Museum Asso- 
ciation. 

City and Guilds of London 
Institute. 

Cobden Club. 

Collingwood Brothers. 

Co-operative Union, Man- 
chester. 

Crane & Co. 

A. A. Dallman. 

C. W. Daniel Ltd. 

Edward M. Darken. 

Dublin University. 

A. W. Duncanson. 

Sir Edwin Durning-Law- 
rence. 

H. Norman Edge. 

Edinburgh University. 

John Edwards. 

Thomas L. Elder. 

John W. Ellis, m.d., f.e.s. 

J. J. Faragher, b.a. 

F. W. Faxon. 
Financial Reform Associa- 
tion. 

Bureau of Productive 
Industries, Formosa. 

William D. Foulke. 

Free Trade Union. 

Charles W. F. Goss. 

Royal Observatory, Green- 
wich. 

Gregg Publishing Co., New 
York. 

T. Walter Hall. 

Charles R. Hand. 

Borough Meteorologist, 

Hastings. 

G. W. Heaton. 
Professor W. A. Herdman, 

D.SC, F.B.S. 

W. Morland Hocken. 

Johns Hopkins University, 
Baltimore. 

Miss Margot C. Horth. 

James Hoult. 

Howard Association. 
Jamieson B. Hurry, 

Ice and Cold Storage 
Publishing Co. 

Illinois University. 

Society of Incorporated 
Accountants and Audi- 
tors. 

National University of 
Ireland. 

Mrs. Nevill Jackson. 

Charles Janet, 



College of Science, Tokyo, 
J apan. 

Japanese Financial Com- 
mission. 

David Jones. 

Kyoto Imperial University, 
Japan. 

Rev. W. S. Lach-Szyrma. 

Alexander Lamb. 

Lancashire and Cheshire 
Entomological Society. 

Union of Lancashire and 
Cheshire Institutes. 

Charles and Edwin Layton. 

Alderman John Lea, j.p. 

S. Levy. 

Mrs. Littlewood. 

Society of Antiquaries of 
London. 

London College of 
Divinity. 

London College of Music. 

London and Lancashire 
Fire Insurance Co. 

Louisiana State Museum. 

William Macdonald & Co. 

Cecil Mackie Ltd. 

Macmillan & Co. 

Charles Madeley. 

Manchester Geological and 
Mining Society. 

Manchester Microscopical 
Society. 

Manchester Statistical 
Society. 

Manchester University. 

Marconi's Wireless Tele- 
graphy Co. 

Massachusetts General 
Hospital. 

Master Cotton Spinners 
and Manufacturers' As- 
sociation. 

Charles E. Mate. 

Institution of Mechanical 
Engineers. 

Society of Mechanical En- 
gineers, Japan. 

Mercantile Marine Service 
Association. 

Mersey Conservancy. 

Mersey Docks and Harbour 
Board. 

Meteorological Council. 

George L. Miller. 

University of Minnesota. 

C. Mitchell & Co. 

J. Cooper Morlcy. 

Morrison & Son*. 

Arthur Mounfield: 



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LIBRARIES. 



Publishers of the ' Musical 

News.' 
H. E. C. Newham. 
New York Zoological 

Society. 
State Board of Charities, 

New York. 
Northern Counties Educa- 
tion League. 
J. C. Oakenfull. 
W. J. Orsman, j.p. 
Albert S. Osborn. 
Delegates of Local Exami- 
nations, Oxford Uni- 
versity. 
Gregory A. Page. 
Commission du vieux Paris. 
J. and J. Paton. 
Kegan Paul & Co. 
Peck's Circular Publishing: 
Co. * 

University of Pennsyl 

vania. 
Walter Perry & Co. 
National Academy of 

Sciences, Philadelphia 
Phillipson and Colder. 
James E. Pickering. 
Pitman & Sons. 
Walter Powell. 
College of Preceptors. 
John Presland. 
Education Office, Preston. 
Queen's College, London. 
George Radford, m.a. 
Ragged School Union. 
Hon. W. Pember Reeves. 
Religious Tract Society. 
Grant Richards. 
Royal Astronomical 

Society. 
Roval Cambrian Academy 

of Art. 
Royal College of Physi- 
cians. 
Royal College of Surgeons. 
Royal Colonial Institute. 
Royal Cornwall Polytech- 
nic Society. 
Royal Society of Canada. 
Royal Dublin Society. 
Royal Institute of British 

Architects. 
Royal National Lifeboat 

Institution. 
Salvation Army. 
Jozsef Sandor. 
School Dentists' Society. 
Grand Lodge of Scotland. 
Society of Antiquaries of 
Scotland. 



George Seatree. 
J. Obed Smith. 
Wellen Smith. 
M. Sopote, b.sc. 
Fern ley Observatory, 

Southport. 
Southport Literary and 

Philosophical Society. 
Irthur H. Stock well. 
Stonyhurst College. 
D. B. Strang. 
Mrs. Nathan Straus. 
Clement E. Stretton, c.e. 
Stubbs Publishing Co. 
C. W. Sutton, m.a. 
Swedenborg Society. 
Public Service Board, 

Sydney. 
Sydney University. 
Tariff Commission. 
Tariff Reform League. 
Testimony Publishing Co., 

Chicago. 
James Thompson. 
Tohoku Imperial Uni 

versity, Sendai, Japan. 
W. H. Tomkinson. 
Tonic Sol-fa College. 
Provincial Museum, 

Toronto. 
A. J. Towers. 
Trades Directories Ltd. 
Trinity College of Music. 
George Tutill. 
Union-Castle Mail Steam 

ship Co. 
Union Defence League. 
United Kingdom Alliance. 
Universal Cookery and 

Food Association. 
University Correspondence 

College. 
Republic of Uruguay. 
Vancouver Board of Trade. 
Venezuela Legation. 
J. W. Vickers & Co. 
Victoria, British Columbia, 

Board of Trade. 
Department of Mines, Vic- 
toria, Australia. 
Geological Survey of Vic- 
toria, Australia. 
Astronomical Society of 

Wales. 
University College of 
Wales, Aberystwyth. 
University of Wales, 

Cardiff. 
University College of 
North Wales, Bangor. 



University College of South 
Wales and Monmouth- 
shire. 

Councillor J. Wilson 
Walker. 

Mrs. Walter. 

National Academy of 
Sciences, Washington. 

A. Pelham Webb. 

F. Parkes Weber, m.a., 
m.d. 

Dr. C. Williams. 

Wisconsin Geological and 
Natural History Survey. 

J. Whitaker & Sons. 

Working Men's Club and 
Institute Union. 

Zoological Society of Lon- 
don. 



Libraries. 

Reports, Catalogues, &c, 
have been received from 
the following: — 
Aberdeen. 
National Library of Wales, 

Aberystwyth. 
\delaide, South Austmiia. 
Arbroath. 

Ashton-iuider-Lyme. 
Enoch Pratt, Baltimore. 
Peabody Inst., Baltimore. 
Barrow-in Furness. 
Barry. 
Battersea. 
Belfast. 

Berlin Royal Library. 
Birmingham. 
Blackburn. 
Bolton. 
Bootle. 

Boston, U.S.A. 
Brighton. 
Bristol. 

Brookline, U.S.A. 
Brooklyn, U.S.A. 
Budapest Municipal 

Library. 
Bury. 
Buxton. 

Cambridge Public Library. 
Cambridge University 

Library. 
Cardiff. 
Chelsea. 
Cheltenham. 
John Crerar, Chicago. 
Chorley. 

Cleveland, Ohio. 
Coventry. 



UJtltAltlKS. 



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Derby. 

Dewsbury. 

Marsh's Library, Dubliu. 

Dundee. 

Dunedin. 

Edinburgh. 

Fulham. 

Grand Rapids, U.S.A. 

Hereford. 

Hindley. 

Hove. 

Huddersfield. 

Hull. 

Ipswich. 

Jersey City, U.S.A. 

Kendal. 

Kingston-upon-Hull. 

Lansing, Michigan. 

Leeds. 

Lincoln. 

Liverpool (Lyceum) 
Library. 

Los Angeles, California. 

Maidenhead. 

Manchester. 

Middlesborough . 

Montrose. 

Newark, New Jersey. 

Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 

New South Wales. 

Newton, Mass. 
Newton-in-Makerfield. 
Columbia University, New 

York. 
New York Mercantile 

Library. 
New York Public Library. 
Queen's Borough, New 

York. 
Northampton. 
Nottingham. 
Osaka, Japan. 
Paisley. 

Pater son, Mew Jersey. 
Peoria, Ulinois. 
Friends', Germantown, 

Philadelphia. 
Philadelphia Public 

Library. 
Portsmouth. 

Providence, Rhode Island. 
Rawtenstall. 
Reading. 
Richmond. 
Rochdale. 
Runcorn. 

St. Annes-on-Sea. 
St. Helens. 

St. Louis Mercantile Asso- 
ciation. 
St. Louis Public Library. 



Salem, Maws. 

Salford. 

Shoreditch. 

South Shields. 

Stoke Newington. 

Taunton. 

Toronto. 

Tottenham. 

Victoria, Australia. 

Walsall. 

Walthamstow. 

Warrington. 

Waterloo-with-Seafortk. 

West Bromwich. 

West Hartlepool. 

Westminster. 

Widnes. 

Wigan. 

Willesden Green. 

Windsor, Canada. 

Worcester. 

York. 



Liverpool Institutions 
and Societies. 
Reports have been re- 
ceived from the following : 
Architectural Society. 
Auxiliary Bible Society. 
Father Berry's Homes. 
Biological Society. 
Bishop of Liverpool's 

Fund. 
Blue Coat Hospital. 
Boys' Brigade. 
Catholic Young Men's 

Societies. 
Central Relief and Charity 

Organisation. 
Chemists' Association. 
Children's Country Holi- 
day Fund. 
City Mission. 
Clerks'' Association. 
Convalescent Institution, 

Woolton. 
David Lewis Northern 

Hospital. 
Deaf and Dumb School. 
Dental Hospital. 
Dispensaries. 

District Provident Society. 
Dogs' Home. 
Engineering Society. 
Home for Epileptics, Mag- 
hull. 
Eye and Ear Infirmary. 
Female Orphan Asylum. 
Female Penitentiary. 



Society of Friends of 

Foreigners in Distress. 
Geographical Society. 
Geological Association. 
Hahnemann Hospital. 
Horticultural Association. 
Hospital Saturday Fund. 
Incorporated Chamber of 

Commerce. 
Incorporated Law Society. 
Infirmary for Children. 
Insurance Institute. 
Liverpool Institute. 
Liverpool Society for the 
Prevention of Cruelty 
to Children. 
Liverpool University. 
School of Local History 

and Records. 
Medical Institution. 
Mersey Mission to Seamen. 
Microscopical Society. 
Naturalists' Field Club. 
Asylum for Orphan Boys. 
Peace Society. 
Penny Savings Bank. 
Philharmonic Society. 
Preventive Home for Train- 
ing Young Girls for 
Service. 
Royal Infirmary. 
Royal National' Lifeboat 

Institution. 
Royal Society for the Pre- 
vention of' Cruelty to 
Animals. 
Royal Southern Hospital. 
Savings Bank. 
Scripture Readers' 

Society. 
Seamen'3 Friend Society. 
Seamen's Orphan Institu- 
tion. 
Shipowners' Association. 
Shipwreck and Humane 

Society. 
Sunday School Union. 
Training School and Home 

for Nurses. 
Training School of 

Cookery. 
Training Ship ' Indefatig- 
able.' 
United Gas Light Co. 
Workshops for Outdoor 

Blind. 
Welsh Society. 
Young Men's Christian 

Association. 
Young Women's Christian 
Association. 



42 



LIBRARIES. 



The following Periodicals, Newspapers, &c, and others, have 
heen regularly presented : — 



Accountant. 

African Mail. 

Australian Official Journal 
of Patents. 

Board of Trade Journal. 

British Architect. 

Canadian Patent Office 
Record. 

Clerk of Works' Associa- 
tion Journal. 

Commercial Motor. 

Daily Dispatch. 

Decorators' and Painters' 
Magazine. 

Domestic Engineering. 

Educational Times. 

Electrician. 

Esmeduna. 

Estates Gazette. 

Gwalia. 

Herefordshire Times. 

Homoeopathic World. 

Horological Journal. 

Incorporated Accountants' 
Journal. 

Incorporated Society of 
Musicians, Journal of. 

Investors' Guardian. 

Irish Times. 

Labour Gazette. 
Life-Boat. 



Liverpool Catholic Times. 
Liverpool Courier (daily 

and weekly). 
Liverpool Diocesan 

Gazette. 
Liverpool Echo. 
Liverpool Express. 
Liverpool Institute Schools 

Magazine. 
Liverpool Journal of Com- 

11161TCC 

Liverpool Weekly Mercury. 

Liverpool Porcupine. 

Liverpool Post and 
Mercury. 

Liverpool Weekly Post. 

Liverpool Y.M.C.A.. 
Journal. 

Local Government 
Chronicle. 

locomotive Journal. 

Mariner. 

Master Builders' Associa- 
tion Journal. 

Mona's Herald. 

Motor. 

Motor Ship and Motor 
Boat. 

Motor Cycle. 

Motor Traction. 

Musical Herald. 



New Church Magazine. 

Northampton Mercury. 

Oddfellows' Magazine. 

Official Journal of the 
Patent Office. 

Our Programme. 

Paper Maker. 

Patents. 

Petroleum Review. 

Positivist Review. 

Preston Herald. 

Printers' Register. 

Railway Review. 

Report of Patents, Designs 
and Trade Marks. 

Sanitary Record. 

Script Shorthand Journal. 

Shipping World. 

Society of Chemical Indus- 
try : Journal 

Sphinx. 

Stationery World. 

Stonyhurst Magazine. 

Students' Journal. 

Tinber News. 

Timber Trades Journal. 

Trade Marks Journal. 

University Correspondent. 

Wallaseyan. 

Western Daily Press. 

Zoophilist. 



43 



REPORT BY THE CURATOR OF MUSEUMS. 



I beg to furnish the Sixty-first Annual Report upon the 
CONDUCT and PROGRESS of the Museums. 

1. — General. 

The visitors to the Museum during the year are as follows : — 

Total Visitors 458,671 

Weekly Average 8,820 

Daily Average ... 1,750 

Many special visitors from other Museums and Educational 
Institutions have visited the Museums for the purpose of inspecting 
important specimens or for other special purpose. The following, 
from among others, may he recorded : Dr. Eduard Seler, Royal 
Ethnographical Museum, Berlin; Sir T. P. Martin, Royal 
Scottish Museum, Edinburgh; Dr. Gann, British Honduras; 
Dr. S. J. Johnson, Department of Biology, Sydney University; 
Dr. Bather, British Museum; Dr. Adolphe Reinach, Paris; 
Prof. Green, Sheffield University; Prof. Baldwin Brown, 
University of Edinburgh ; Dr. Hoyle, National Museum of Wales ; 
H. Bolton, Esq., Bristol Museum; Dr. J. W. Scott-Macfie and 
Lieut. -Colonel Croft Lyons. 

Twenty-four lectures were delivered by the members of the Staff 
and others on Monday evenings in the lecture theatre of the 
Museums, specially dealing with the various collections in the 
institutions. They were illustrated by specimens and lantern 
slides. More than 9,500 visitors were recorded in the Museums on 
these Monday evenings, and a large percentage attend the various 
lectures. 



44 MUSEUMS. 

During October and November, Prof. Newberry, of the Institute 
of Archaeology, gave a course of eight afternoon lectures, in the 
Museum Lecture Hall, on "The Ancient History of Egypt," in 
which special reference was made to the many interesting and 
important specimens contained in the Museum Collection. A very 
appreciative audience attended, and the Museum Committee 
accorded thanks to Professor Newberry by resolution. 

Professor Garstang, also of the Institute of Archaeology, gave 
one or two informal discourses on the replicas of sculptures erected 
last year in the Hittite Gallery. These important Hittite 
Monuments have been deposited on loan in the Museum, by the 
Liverpool Institute of Archaeology. 

Further efforts made during the past year to enlarge the direct 
educational value of the Museum collections have been attended 
with success. Numerous schools under the charge of teachers have 
visited the Museums, with the special object of receiving lessons, 
illustrated by Museum specimens. The teachers are unanimous 
in appreciation of the value of such lessons, whereby the intelligent 
interest of the pupil is stimulated by having the spoken word 
supported and illustrated by actual specimens. The Loan 
Collection for use outside the Museums by schools and other 
educational institutions has been considerably added to, and has 
been largely made use of. 

Many applications for the loan of special objects in the Museums 
have been received during the year. On the occasion of the 
Royal visit several of the British Bird Groups and a few other 
objects of interest were displayed in the Town Hall, and an 
extensive series of art objects was loaned to the School of Art on 
the occasion of their Annual Exhibition. 

By order of the Committee, I attended the meetings of the 
Museums Association in Hull in July, and the British 
Association at Birmingham in September. One of the more 
important matters of interest at the Birmingham Meeting was a 






MUSEUMS. 45 

joint discussion on the "Educational Use of Museums" by the 
Educational Science and Anthropology Sections of the British 
Association. I submitted a short paper in opening the discussion, 
and eventually an influential Committee was formed, composed of 
representatives from the Educational Science, the Anthropology, 
the Zoology, the Botany and the Geology Sections, to examine, 
inquire into and report on the character, work and maintenance of 
Museums, with a view to their organisation and development as 
Institutions for Education and Research, and especially to inquire 
into the requirements of schools. Prof. Green, of Sheffield, was 
made Chairman, and Mr. Bolton, of Bristol and I were appointed 
Joint-Secretaries. Liverpool was selected for the first meeting of 
this Committee, which took place on November 26th. The Lord 
Mayor (H. R. Rathbone, Esq.) was elected a member of the 
Committee, and attended. 

Early in the year, the Director of the Federated Malay States 
Museums made a generous offer to the Committee, that if they 
could see their way to give facilities for Mr. Laverock, Assistant 
on the Museums Staff, to visit the Malay States for the purpose of 
making collections for the Museums, he would be pleased to give 
him hospitality for a period of six months. The Committee 
decided to accept this offer, and Mr. C. Sydney Jones, of the firm of 
Alfred Holt & Co., the present Chairman of the Museums Sub- 
Committee, very kindly offered a free passage. Mr. Laverock left 
for the Malay States in October last, and I have pleasure in stating 
that his reports are satisfactory, his health remains good, 
that specimens are beginning to arrive from him, and there is 
every reason to hope that the expedition will be attended with 
success, and that large and important collections will be made 
illustrating the Fauna and Flora, the Geology and Ethnology of 
the country. 

In the Exhibition Galleries many improvements and additions 
have been made. The Cretan Collection, deposited on loan by 
Prof. Bosanquet, remains on exhibition, and a short guide to the 
specimens prepared by Prof. Bosanquet will shortly be published. 



46 MCSEUMS. 

The Romano-British Collection on exhibition has been 
augmented by some important casts of representative examples of 
Romano-British Sculpture, prepared under the authority of the 
Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies. 

The Local History Gallery continues to develop, and questions 
of space are becoming urgent. The collection now contains many 
remarkable and valuable objects illustrative of the past history of 
the City. 

Considerable additions have been made to the Ceramic exhibits. 
In the section of Liverpool Pottery, exhibited in the Local History 
Gallerv, several very important pieces have been added. 

Mr. Ridyard has continued his donations of West African 
Ethnological specimens, and these, together with others received 
from other sources, have further enriched the Melanian Section 
of the Museums. 

The Natural History collections on exhibition have been 
increased by some interesting additions. The Giraffe, which was 
acquired some years ago, has now been mounted. Other 
acquisitions to the Mammal Gallery include the somewhat rare 
Ecuador Bassaricyon and an interesting albino Badger. A number 
of Monkeys and some of the Dolphins have been remounted, and 
the large Tiger group has been renovated and cleaned. Among 
the acquisitions for the year is an Arabian Camel, and both the 
skin and skeleton have been prepared for mounting. 

In the Bird Galleries progress has been made with one of the 
introductory cases to the General Collection by the preparation 
and placing en exhibition of over seventy specimens designed to 
illustrate, by comparison, the various modifications of the beaks, 
feathers and feet of the Birds of the World. This case is to be 
supplemented in other ways, and will be of a highly instructive 
character. Another highly educational case, added during the 
year to the British Bird Gallery, is a collection designed to 
facilitate the comparative study of Birds' Eggs. Several new 






MUSEUMS. 47 

groups have been added to complete the British Series mounted 
with natural surroundings, and the much needed Handbook and 
Guide to the British Birds on exhibition is now on sale in the 
Museums. 

A number of replicas of Fishes in plaster have been cast, 
painted and added to the collections, and several wax models to 
illustrate small organisms have been prepared. 

All the collections of Mammal and Bird Skins in the Study 
Cabinets have been kept in proper conservation. 

The acquisition list for the year is a large one, over 4,000 
specimens having been added to the collections. Perhaps the most 
important of these acquisitions is the large collection of Pre-Spanish 
Conquest Antiquities, collected by Dr. Gann in British Central 
Honduras, during 20 years' residence. They embrace many 
unique specimens in pottery, flint and stone, some of which are 
engraved in characters. It is hoped as soon as the necessary cases 
are provided to display this collection in a manner worthy of its 
importance. 

2. — Acquisitions. 

A. LORD DERBY MUSEUM. 

INVERTEBRATES— 

n , , Coelenterata. 

.Presented : 

Some fragments of Coral from the Nubian Coast, by Major 
Lyster, Enfield House, Endbutt Lane, Great Crosby. 

Sea Pan Coral from Barbadoes, West Indies, by Mr. Arthur P. 
Cummins, 25, Setton Street, Walton. 

Purchased : 

Enlarged model of Coral (Corallium rubrum). 

t, . , Echinodermata. 

.Presented : 

Sea Urchin {Echinus miliaris) from the Isle of Man, by Mr. P. 
Entwistle, Deputy Curator of Museums. 



48 MUSEUMS. 

Exchanges : 

25 Echinoderms, representing 17 genera and 18 species, from New 
Zealand, Auckland Islands, Kermadec Islands and Chatham Islands, 
part of the material received in exchange from the Otago Univer- 
sity Museum, New Zealand, per the Curator, Dr. W. B. Benham. 

Purchased : 

Enlarged model of Starfish (Asterias glacialis). 

Vermes. 
Presented : 

Sea Mouse (Aphrodite sp.) from India, hy J. J. Kichardson, Esq., 
128, Selborne Street, Liverpool. 

Three Sea Mice (Aphrodite aculeata) from the Southport 
Channel, by J. Norris, Esq., 18, Talbot Street, Southport. 

Purchased : 

Enlarged models of Leech (Hirudo officinalis), Lug Worm 
(Arenicola piscatorum) and Earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris). 

Exchanges : 

Fifty-seven Annelids, representing 29 genera and 33 species, four 
Oligochsetes, two Sipunculids and nine specimens of Platyhelmia, 
from various localities of New Zealand. Part of the material 
received in exchange from the Otago University Museum, New 
Zealand, per the Curator, Dr. W. B. Benham. 

Brachiopoda. 

Exchanges : 

Two Brachiopods (Magellania lenticular is), from New Zealand. 
Part of the material received in exchange from the Otago 
University Museum, per the Curator, Dr. W. B. Benham. 



MUSEUMS. 49 

Arthropoda. 

Crustacea. 
Exchanges : 

Twenty-six Crustaceans, representing 13 genera and 13 species, 
from various localities of New Zealand. Part of the material 
received in exchange from the Otago University Museum, New 
Zealand, per the Curator, Dr. W. 13. Benham. 

Purchased : 

Enlarged model of Crayfish (Astacus fluriatilis). 

Tracheata. 

Presented : 

Four Spiders, from Bjerred, and Six Spiders, from near Lund, 
Sweden, by Dr. T. 0. Hirst, Chapelstead, Gateacre. 

Collection of Exotic Butterflies, Moths and Beetles, containing 
about 2,000 specimens, by A. E. Jacob, Esq., "Brentwood," 
Aigburth, Liverpool. 

Two Clearwings (/Egeria crabroniformis, Lewin), by Isaac 
Cooke, Esq., Glebe Road, Wallasey. 

Pill Millipede (Glomeris limbata), from Higher Bebington, 
Cheshire, by G. B. Eaton, Esq., Gorsey Hey, Higher Bebington. 

Two Larvae of Wood-boring Beetle, by Messrs. Milward, 
Bradbury & Co., The Atlantic, Brunswick Street, Liverpool. 

Two Spiders, from San Domingo, West Indies, by Messrs. 
Richard Eorshaw & Co., 57, Moorfields, Liverpool. 

Three Small Collections of Insects, containing about 60 
specimens, from West African localities, mostly obtained by means 
of the ship's arc light, by Mr. G. T. Lochead, Chief Engineer, 
R.M.S. "Burutu," Elder, Dempster & Co. 

One Scorpion and one Caterpillar, from West Africa, by Cyril 
C. Talboys, Esq., " Glenavon," Abbey Road, Rhos-on-Sea, North 
Wales. 



50 MUSEUMS. 

One Hernipteron, one Dragon Fly and one Orthopteron, from 
Brazil, by Mr. Mellor, 36, Christchurck Road, Oxton. 

Two Millipedes, found in bananas from Jamaica, by H. A. 
Auden, Esq., 13, Brougbton Drive, Grassendale. 

Scorpion, found to be unregistered and now referred to this year. 

Purchased : 

Enlarged models of Cockchafer (Meloloniha vulgaris), Bee 
[Apis mellifica) and Spider (Epeira diadenui). 

Beetle, from the West Coast of Africa. 

Exchanges : 

Large Stick Insect (Acanthoderus horridus), two Insects 
(Hemideina maori) £ and 9, two Myriopodes (Spceotherium 
leiosoma), two Arachnids (Nemesia gilliesii) and two sections of 
Tubes of Nemesia gilliesii. Part of the material received in 
exchange from the Otago University Museum, New Zealand, per 
the Curator, Dr. W. B. Benham. 

Mollusca. 
Presented : 

Five odd valves of Shells, from the Southport Channel, by 
J. Norris, Esq., 18, Talbot Street, Southport. 

Collection of Shells, containing about 250 specimens, by A. E. 
Jacob, Esq., "Brentwood," Aigburth. 

Egg masses of Natica monilifera, from the shore at Formby, by 
Miss Peid, LL.A., Formby, per J. W. Wilkie, Esq., Birkenhead, 

Purchased : 

Enlarged models of the Snail (Heh,v pomatia), of the Cuttlefish 
(Sepia officinalis) and of the Freshwater Mussel (Anodonta cygncea). 

Exchanges : 

Fifty-six Molluscs, representing 32 genera and 38 species, from 
various localities of New Zealand and the Antipodes. Part of 
the material received in exchange from the Otago University 
Museum, per the Curator, Dr. TV. B. Benham. 



MUSEUMS. 51 

_, Tunicata, 

Exchanges : 

Nine Tunicates (7 Boltenia pachydermatina and 2 Salpa zonaria- 
cordiformis), from New Zealand. Part of the material received in 
exchange from the Otago University Museum, per the Curator, 
Dr. W. B. Benham. 

Purchased : 

Enlarged models of an Ascidian (Molgula sp.). 

Presented : 

Agriopus Fish, from Caroline Bay, South Island, New Zealand, 
per Mrs. Brewer, 64, Eversley Street, Liverpool. 

Muller's Top-knot (Zeugopterus punctatus), from the St. George's 
Channel, by Messrs. Harvey and Miller, Wholesale Market. 
Liverpool, per Capt. R. B. Thorpe, Steam Trawler "Celtic." 

Five Butterfly Fish (Pantodon buchholzi), three Fish 
(Xenomystus nigri), from West Africa, and a Catfish {Silurus 
wynaadensis), from Wynaada, India, by H. E. Rogers, Esq., 
Cross's Menagerie, Liverpool. 

Rostrum of Saw Fish, from Forcados River, West Africa, by 
Capt, A. Halcrow, per A. Ridyard, Esq. 

Freshwater Eel (Anguilla vulgaris), from " Gorsey Hey,*' by 
G. B. Eaton, Esq., Gorsey Hey, Higher Bebington, Cheshire. 

One Scabbard Fish (Lepidopus cqudatus), two Cat Fishes, three 
Gobies (Eleotris africanus), one Horse Mackarel (Garanx sansum) 
and other fishes, from Wast Africa, by G. T. Lochead, Esq., Chief 
Engineer R.M.S. " Burutu," Elder, Dempster & Co., Liverpool. 

One hundred and thirteen Walking Fish (Periopht/ialmus 
kcelreuteri), from AVest Africa, by A. Ridyard, Esq., Chief 
Engineer, R.M.S. " Tarquah," Elder, Dempster & Co. 

Three Electric Catfish (Malapterurvs electricus), from West 
Africa, by J. McCreath, Esq., 1, Oxford Avenue, Bootle. 



52 MUSEUMS. 

One Flying Fish, found to be unregistered and now referred to 
this year. 

Purchased : 

Enlarged anatomical model of Amphioatus. 

Exchanges : 

Two Fishes (Galaxias brevipennis) and one Fish (Retropinna 
richardsoni), from Auckland Island. Part of a miscellaneous 
collection received in exchange from the Otago University Museum, 
New Zealand, per the Curator, Dr. W. B. Benham. 

Reptiles. 

Presented : 

Five Snakes, from China and India, by J. J. Richardson, Esq., 
128, Selborne Street, Liverpool. 

Snake, from West Africa, by T. Foran, Esq., per A. Ridyard, 
Esq. 

Tortoise, by Miss Dobson, 10, Bridge Road, Wavertree. 

Wagler's Viper (Lachesis wagleri), from Sumatra, by E. F. 
Tolmie, Esq., 32, Hampstead Road, Fairfield. 

Skink, from West Africa, by Cyril C. Talboys, Esq., " Glen- 
avon," Abbey Road, Rhos-on-Sea, North Wales. 

Sculptured Terrapin (Chelopus insculptus), by W. S. Cross, Esq., 
Cross's Menagerie, Liverpool. 

Chameleon, by C. Wynne, Esq., 63, Brookdale Road, Liverpool. 

Tortoise (living), by Mrs. Davies, 6, Ermine Street, Liverpool. 

Snake, from West Africa, by J. McCreath, Esq., 1, Oxford 
Avenue, Bootle. 

Presented : 

Gecko, by R. W. Gick, Esq., 15, Beech Street, Liverpool. 






MUSEUMS. 53 

Birds. 
Presented : 

Small collection of 38 British birds, containing representatives of 
the following species : Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) , Black- 
tailed Godwit (L. belgica), Ring Plover (JEgialites hiaticulus), Grey 
Plover (Squatarola helvetica), Curlew Sandpiper (Tringa sub- 
arquata), Sanderling (Calidris arenaria), Little Stint (Tringa 
minuta), Black-throated Diver (Colymbus arcticus), Sandwich Tern 
(Sterna cantiaca), Sheldrake (Tadorna cornuta), Mallard (Anas 
boscas), Pintail (Dafila acuta), Gadwall (Anas streperu's), Tufted 
Duck (Fuligula cristata), Scaup Duck (F. marila), Golden-eye 
(Clangula glaucion), Longtail (Harelda glacialis), Pochard 
(Fuligula ferina), Common Scoter ((Eclemia nigra), "Widgeon 
(Mareca penelope), Eider Duck (Somateria mollissima), Teal 
(Querquedula crecca), and Goosander (Mergvs merganser), by 
David Anderson, Esq., " Eodono," 2, Eshe Road, Great Crosby. 

Quaker Parrot (Myopsittacus monaehus), by Mrs. Brewer, 
64, Eversley Street, Liverpool. 

Parrot Finch (Spermophila albi gularis), by Mrs. Stone, 
61, Elmsdale Road, Walton. 

Amazon Parrot (Chrysotis cestiva), by Mrs. Arthur Poole, 
" Tullamore," Willaston, near Chester. 

About 100 miscellaneous Birds' Eggs, by A. E. Jacob, Esq., 
"Brentwood," Aigburth. 

Female Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus), assuming male plumage, 
from Prescot, by H. B. Daglish, Esq., Forest House, Prescot. 

One Macaw (Ara macao), two Laughing Jackasses (Dacclo gigas), 
one Common Guillemot (Uria troile), one Glossy Cow Bird 
(Molothrus atroniteus), and one Sheldrake (Tadorna cornuta) <5, 
from the Aviaries at Sefton Park; one Purple Heron (Ardea 
purpurea) rf , and one Tree Duck (Dendrocygna viduata) from the 
Aviaries at Stanley Park, by the Parks and Gardens Committee, 
per the Superintendent. 



54 MUSEUMS. 

Thrush's Nest from Upton, by the Curator of Museums. 

Eohin's Nest in a carbide tin, from Allerton, by L. Stewart- 
Brown, Esq., 3, Derby Road, Allerton. 

Cuckoo's Egg and Meadow Pipit's Egg from Martin Mere, by 
Mr. G. Barclough, Martin Mere, per H. J. Laing, Esq., Netherby 
House, Lathom. 

Three "Wren's Nests from North "Wales, by Geo. Ellison, Esq., 
52, Serpentine Road, Liscard. 

Jabiru Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis), from the Zambesi 
River, Africa, by A. Doughty, Junr., Esq., 11, Redcross Street, 
Liverpool . 

Parson Bird (Prosthemadara novce-zealanduc). 

Sixteen Eggs of the following birds : Green Love-Bird, Yellow 
Love-Bird, Australian Orange-Cheek, Australian Singing Finch, 
Australian Zebra Finch, Black-headed Nun, Silverbill, and 
Californian Quail, by R. H. Chapman, Esq., 1, Valkyrie Road, 
Liscard. 

Skin of "Molly Hawk" (Diomedea culminata), by S. H. 
Gould, Esq., 73, Littledale Road, Seacombe. 

Ten Fancy Pigeons, viz., Satinette, Bluette, two Turbiteens, 
Black African Owl, ditto ditto, small, Pied African Owl, "White 
African Owl, Blondinette, Short-faced Almond Tumbler, by 
E. Curtis Moy, Esq., Bromborough. 

Falcon (Antenor vnicinctus) from Chili, by A. Johnson, Esq., 
334, New Chester Road, Rock Ferry. 

Barn Owl (Stria flammea) from Melmerby, Yorkshire, by Miss 
Florence Entwistle, 7, Ormonde Street, Liscard. 

Four Cambodian Pastors (Poliopsar cambodianus), two $ ad., 
two $ juv., from Cambodia, China, by W. S. Cross, Esq., Cross's 
Menagerie, Liverpool. 



MUSEUMS. 55 

Purchased : 

Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus). 

Exchanged : 

Albatross (Diomedea exulans) juv., from Auckland, New 
Zealand, part of an exchange from the Otago University Museum, 
per Dr. W. B. Benham. 

Deposited : 

Nubian Vulture (Otoyyps auricular/.s), by Prof. Garstang. 

Mammals. 
Presented : 

Mounted Siamese Cat, by Miss Addenbrooke, Heron House, 
Dryden Eoad, Edge Lane. 

Badger (Meles taxus) <$ , albino var., by W. S. Cross, Esq., 
Cross's Menagerie, Earle Street, Liverpool. 

Hybrid Squirrel from the Aviaries at Sefton Park, by the Parks 
and Gardens Committee, per the Superintendent. 

Scotch Terrier Dog (" Dick Turpin ") 3 by Wm. Scholfield, Esq., 
The Conigre, Linthwaite, Huddersfield, Torks. 

Two Black Eats {Mm rattus) and one Brown Eat (Mus 
decumanus), by Dr. Stallybrass, Port Sanitary Offices, Pier Head, 
Liverpool. 

Crab-eating Eaccoon (Procyon cancrirorus) from South America, 
by Alex. Pallia, Esq., " Tatoi," Aigburth Drive, Sefton Park, 
Liverpool. 

Skull of Horse found in excavations in Dublin 60 years ago, by 
Miss Evans, 30, Breckfield Eoad South, Liverpool. 

Dromedary, or Arabian Camel (Camelus dromedarius), $, by 
the Executors of the late Frank C Bostock (Bostock's Menagerie), 
per Mr. Pillars, Veterinary Department, Liverpool Corporation. 



56 MUSEUMS. 

"Whiskered Bat (Vespertilia mystocinus) front Church Brought on, 
near Derby, by Harold A. Auden, Esq., 13, Broughton Drive, 
Grassendale, Liverpool. 

Entellus Monkey (Semnopithecus entellus) $, from India, by 
W. Holmes Seward, Esq., Hatton Garden, Liverpool. 

Pinche Monkey (Midas cedipus) from New Granada, by W. 
Simpson Cross, Esq., Cross's Menagerie, Liverpool. 

Purchased : 

Cast of Skull of Pithecanthropus erect us. 

Allen's Bassaricyon (Bassaricyon alleni) from Iquitos, Upper 
Amazon. 

Eight enlarged Physiological Models of the Human Head, Eye, 
Ear, Skin, Heart and Lungs, Larynx, Nose and Mouth, and 
Organs of Thorax and Abdomen. 

White-whiskered Paradoxurus (Paradoxurus leucomystax), $ 
juv. 

Deposited : 

Horn of Narwhal, by the Historic Society of Lancashire and 
Cheshire, now referred to this year's Stock Book. 

Botany. 
Presented : 

Bird's Nest Fungus, from Ness, by Mrs. A. K. Bulley, Neston, 
Cheshire. 

Flower of Frit ilia ria meleagris, from Winnington, Northwich, by 
Miss Louisa A. Jones. 

Six Kola Nut Pods, from Sierra Leone, "West Africa, and a small 
bunch of Fibres, by A. Eidyard, Esq. 

Flower Spike of a Palm, from the Hinterland of Monrovia, by 
W. 0. Davies Bright, Esq., Monrovia, Liberia, per A. Eidyard, 
Esq. 



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Purchased : 

A series of 81 enlarged botanical models, illustrative of the 
natural orders of plants. 

Deposited : 

A small collection of dried plants, deposited by the Historic 
Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, now referred to this year's 
Stock Book. 

Palaeontology. 
Exchanged : 

5 Plaster Casts of an enormous extinct Cirripede, part of a 
miscellaneous collection received in exchange from the Otago 
University Museum, per the Curator, Dr. TV. B. Benham. 

Geology. 
Presented : 

Twenty-three specimens of Rocks from Odensjorn, Rostanga and 
Lund, Sweden, by Dr. T. 0. Hirst, Chapelstead, Gateacre, 
Liverpool. 

A group of Crystals of Common Salt, formed in a Salt Pan at 
Northwich, by James H. Quail, Esq., 4G, White Rock Street, 
Liverpool. 

Three specimens of Quartz and Marble, by J. Tippings, Esq., 
58, Menzies Street, Liverpool. 

Piece of green Slate with dendritic markings, from Honister 
Quarry, Borrowdale, Keswick, by W. Kneale, Esq., 133, Islington, 
Liverpool . 

Purchased : 

Eifty-six specimens of Holbrook Aerolite, complete Physical 
Series of 200 specimens of Minerals and 200 specimens of Crystals. 

The Aquarium. 

The Aquarium continues, as heretofore, to be one of the chief 
attractions of the Museums. The various tanks have been kept 
well stocked with examples of both marine and fresh-water life, 
and the Seal continues in good health and to be of great interest 
to visitors. 



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Donations of living specimens have been numerous, and special 
thanks are due to Messrs. Sills, F. Vaughan, Pennington, Roche 
and W. H. Hurst and the Misses Strawford and others for numerous 
gifts of fresh-water fish; to Captain W. T. Turner, of the 
R.M.S. " Mauretania," for specimens of American birds and 
reptiles; and to Mr. A. Ridyard for West African Walking Fish. 
The surplus trout hatched in the Aquarium Hatchery have been 
given in exchange for other living specimens for the Aquarium. 

Summary of Acquisitions. 



3 Speci 

27 ' 

63 

2 

2T 

2,300 

Approx. 
320 

10 
1G0 

15 
194 

24 





Zoological 


Coelenterata 


o 
a 


Species 


Echinodermata 


20 


, , 


Vermes 


38 


> » 


Brachiopoda 


1 


5 > 


Arthropoda (Crustacea) 


14 


J J 


Arthropoda (Tracheata) 


GOO 


- 


Mollusca 


143 




Tunicata 


3 


J 1 


Fishes 
Reptiles ... 


20 
11 


5 > 
! 1 


Birds 


90 


,, 


Mammals 


17 

9G0 


" 




Botanical. 



3,145 



Plants 



Palaeontological. 



Zoological and Botanical 



127 Specimens. 
5 Specimens. 



Geological and Mineralogical. 
Rocks and Minerals 89 Specimens. 



Total additions to the Lord Derby Museum. 



Specimens 



3,366 



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B.-MAYER MUSEUM. 

(a) General. 

As in previous years, the Melanian Department continues to 
receive numerous acquisitions from West and South-West Africa, 
through the kind offices of Mr. A. Ridyard, Chief Engineer (Elder, 
Dempster & Co., Ltd.). 

(6) Loans and Deposits. 

The following collections still remain on exhibition : — 

The collection of Chinese and Japanese Porcelain, lent by 
Mr. John Mellor, Junr. 

A small collection of fragments of Pottery, illustrating Glazes, 
etc., lent by Prof. P. E. Newberry. 

The small collection of Chinese Porcelain, deposited by Captain 
H. E. Laver, per Mr. Gordon Saies. 

The collection of Cretan Antiquities, deposited by Prof. R. C. 
Bosanquet. 

The Casts of Hittite Antiquities, deposited by Prof. J. Garstang. 

A further collection of Antiquities from Meroe, Egyptian Sudan, 
has been deposited by Professor J. Garstang. 

Five Roman Coins (circa 300 a.d.), found June, 1898, during 
excavations for Alderman James Ruddin's Cold Storage Depot, 
at. the corner of Hood Street and Tryon Street, Liverpool, by 
J. H. Ruddin, Esq., per R. Gladstone, Junr., Esq. 

Collection of Book Plates, Squibs, Prints, Drawings, &c, 
relating to Liverpool, by Alderman A. H. Arfcle. 

Liverpool Policeman's Truncheon, painted with the " Liver " 
Crest and G. 27, circa 1820, by Ernest H. S. Gladstone, Esq. 

Liverpool Policeman's Truncheon, painted with the "Liver" 
Crest and C. 10, circa 1820, by A. A. Beloe, Esq., per 
R. Gladstone, Junr., Esq. 



60 MUSEUMS. 

A selection of local Prints, Maps and Drawings, from the Public 
Library, by the Libraries Sub-Committee. 

Protest, dated 2nd June, 1713, regarding the undue detention of 
the Liverpool ship "Penelope" at the Island of St. Christopher, 
and Letter of Instructions from Poster Cunliffe & Sons, Liverpool, 
to Capt. Henry Hayston, of the "Young Foster," instructing him 
to collect slaves; by the Committee of the Bootle Museum. 

Model of Two Men-of-war in bone, and Straw Work-basket and 
Wool-winder, made by French Prisoners in Liverpool; Silver- 
Badge of the Liverpool Volunteers ; Coin of Queen Anne, engraved 
with view of a privateer, the "Hawk," of Liverpool; Porcelain 
Mug, Liverpool transfer printed; ivory Theatre Ticket, " Thos. 
Shuttleworth " ; Copper Medallion, engraved with ship and 
" Success to the Golden Lion," Rev. : " John Fanan, 1786." 
by Dr. Philip Nelson, F.S.A. 

Specimens from the Town Hall and Municipal Offices, 

Deposited by the Financial Sub-Committee. 

Town Hall. 

Large Silver-gilt Mace, presented to the Corporation by Charles, 
8th Earl of Derby. Length 3ft. 2in. 

Small Copper Mace, presented by Charles, 8th Earl of Derby, 
30th September, 1667. Length 17^in. 

Silver-gilt Mace with Brass Medallions, 17 century. 

Sword carried before His Excellency Sir "Win. Norris, of Speake, 
on his embassy to the Great Mogul, 1702, and descriptive plate. 

Brass Tipstaff, George IV, 1820. 

Flag, 2nd Regiment of Liverpool Volunteers, 1803. 

Silk Union Jack, Liverpool Volunteers, 1803. 

Pottery Name-plates of "Castle Street" and "Hanover Street," 
made at the Herculaneum Pottery, Liverpool. 



MUSEUMS. 61 

Specimen of the original Dinner Service, made at the 
Herculaneum Pottery for the Liverpool Corporation. 14|in. dia. 

Copper Beer Barrel. 

Municipal Offices (Town Clerk's Department) 
Brass Plate, 25in. by 19in. — " Leverpoole, 1674, a table of the 

Customs and Hallidge Duty," with charges. 

Two Brass Plates, 23in. by 185m. — Liverpool Town Duties 

(Dues). 

Two Copper Plates, by Matthew Gregson, showing the Dock 
Improvements, 1810 and 1811. 

(c) Exchanges. 

Earthenware Jug, bearing impressed mark on a lozenge, on base, 
12 
LIVERPOOL; received from Dr. W. Allen, Shotley Bridge, 
CM. 

Co. Durham, for duplicate Liverpool printed tiles Nos. 9, 12, 80, 

3 and 12. 

Cream ware Bowl, bearing transfer print of two ships, inscribed 
" Success to the Ellis and Gregson," received from the Warrington 
Municipal Museum, for a transfer-printed Cream ware Bowl, 
No. 15.1.74.10, and a Wedgwood medallion portrait of King 
George II., No. D.3772. 

Flax girdle dress; stone flax beater (Dr. Hockins Coll.); stone 
net sinkers; stone adzes; fragment of a stone adze; two adze heads; 
three flakes, found at feeding places; obsidian flake; casts of axe 
and adze heads, from various localities in New Zealand; received 
in exchange from Prof. W. B. H. Benham, Otago University 
Museums, Dunedin, New Zealand, together with a collection of 
Natural History specimens, for the following duplicate Egyptian 
Antiquities : — 

10/4/02—11. Cast of a Statuette of "Betnies," a high 
functionary of the IVth dynasty; 10/4/02 — 2. Cast of a 
Statuette of " Amen-en-ra," a functionary of the XHth dynasty; 
16/11/06 — 418. Sandstone model tablet of offerings. From Esna. 
4/10/97—3; Wooden Mallet from Deshaheh. Vth dynasty. 



62 MUSEUMS. 

4/9/07—13; Model of a Soul House. Found at Rifeh, Upper 
Egypt, 1896; 16/11/06—408. Pottery votive altar (repaired). 
From Esna, Xllth dynasty; 16/11/06—36. Vase, two-handled. 
From Esna, XXIInd dynasty; 16/11/06 — IT. Vase (imperfect). 
From Esna, XVII-XYIilth dynasty; 16/11/06—35. Earthenware 
Vase. From Esna, Xl-XIIth dynasty; 16/11/06—94. Earthen- 
ware Vase. From Esna, Xllth dynasty ; 11 / 10/98 — 40. Earthenware 
vessel from Denderah ; 16/11/00 — 400. Upper part of a terra- 
cotta Coffin Lid with moulded face. From Esna. 100 B.C. — 100 a.d. ; 
25/9/99—53. Earthenware Vase. Prehistoric; 25/11/06—137. 
Red Earthenware Bowl. From Esna, Xllth dynasty; 25/11/05 
— 91. Earthenware Vase, banded. From Esna, Xllth dynasty; 
25/11/05—201. Red Earthenware Vase. From Hissayeh, Roman 
period; 13/10/04 — 11. Pottery Vase — a votive offering. From 
Deir-el-Bahari. Xlth dynasty; 13/12/05—5. Red Earthen- 
ware Vase. From Kom-el-Ahniar, predynastic; 11/10/98 — 38. 
Tall Earthenware Vase. From Dendareh, prehistoric; 25/9/99 
— 143. Alabaster Kohl Pot. From Hu, Xllth dynasty; 
24/9/00 — 137. Lid of a Canopic Jar. Amset. From Abydos, 
XXIInd dynasty; 13/12/05—11. Slate Palette with traces of 
colour on it. From Kom-el-Ahmar, predynastic; 16/9/02 — 23. 
Glazed Ushabti. From Abydos, XXXth dynasty; 24/9/00— 163. 
Glazed Ushabti of ' r Hor." From Abydos, XVIII-XXVth 
dynasty; 16/4/61 — 32. "Wooden figure of Ptah-Socharis-Osiris ; 
25/9/99—132. Bronze Mirror. From Hu, XII-XIYth dynasty ; 
24/9/00—186. Earthenware Vase. From Abydos; 13573. 
Wooden Ushabti of Seti ; 11621. Bronze figure of Imouthis; 
11409. Bronze figure of Osiris; 11025. Wooden Headrest; Stelae. 
Deposits : 

1 Tobacco Box; 1 Pipe Rack and Clay Pipes; 1 Grill for Cooking 
Steaks, &c. ; 2 Irish Forged Candlesticks; 1 Pan for melting Tallow ; 
1 Tinder-box for Flint and Steel; 27 Rushlight Holders, various 
patterns; 3 Hanging Candlesticks and Rushlight Holders; by 
Mr. Walter Smith. 

Bone Meri or Hand-club, from New Zealand, by Mr. W. E. 
Gregson, Moor Lane, Crosby. 



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63 



Three large dishes, 16in., 17jin. and 18in. in diameter, 
respectively, in Chinese Celadon porcelain; probably made at 
Lung Chuan, in the Province of Chekinang, early in the period of 
the Ming Dynasty (1308 — 1643). They are decorated with rough 
designs of lotus flowers and foliage incised in the paste under the 
glaze. Dish 13fin. diameter, of same porcelain, with fluted rim 
and wavy edge; the centre plain. Dish, diameter 12fin., of the 
same porcelain, with rim externally fluted, and decorated inside 
with lotus flowers and a foliage incised under the glaze; wavy edge; 
the centre moulded with a medallion of trellis pattern; by 
Mrs. Caroline B. Horsford, 72, Cheyne Court, Chelsea. 

(d) Acquisitions. 

(1) Miscellaneous. 
Presented : 

Lead Matrix of a Seal, found June, 1913, in a garden at Temple 
Grafton, Warwickshire. The design is a fleur-de-lys, and the 
legend: SIGILL . MATLLDE [FILIEP] . ASCELIN . D.G. (The 
seal of Matilda [daughter] of Ascelin, by the Grace of God; 13th 
century work; by Robert Gladstone, Junr., Esq. 

Set of Guinea Scales, in box, and a set of bucket weights, by 
Mr. J. Coward, 2, Florence Road, Seacombe. 

Model No. 1 Remington Typewriter, first placed on the market 
in 1874, by Remington Typewriter Co., Ltd. 

Purchased : 

Series of Implements illustrative of methods of hafting and 
binding flint, and other implements in various localities. 

Selection of appliances to illustrate Fire and Lighting. 

(2) Liverpool Histoey Room. 
Presented : 

Dial of a Grandfather Clock, by " W. Lascelles, Toxtetk," 

by George Eccles & Sons. 

Ticket for the Dejiiner given to Prince Albert on the occasion 
of the opening of the Albert Dock, 1846, by Mr. W. H. Williams. 



64 MUSEUMS. 

Programme of Entertainments on the occasion of the visit of the 
Duke of Cambridge to Liverpool, 1855, by Dr. W. Marland Hocken. 

Iron Door-knocker and Smoke Jack, from Edge Lane Hall, by 
the Estate Committee, Liverpool Corporation. 

Three Clay Pipes, found in the excavation for the "Liver" 
Buildings, by Robert Gladstone, Junr., Esq. 

Ribbon of blue silk, worn by Thomas Tesseyman on the occasion 
of the opening of the Sailors' Home and Albert Dock by Prince 
Albert, by Mrs. Kitchen, Heswall. 

Water-colour drawing of William Brown Street, by H. Magenis, 
1882, by Mr. James Cross, C.C. 

Three Steel Ke}S, 18th century; wrought-iron Nail from the 
north door of Sefton Church ; iron Pot-hook, from a cottage at 
Thornton, Parish of Sefton, by Mr. TV. E. Gregson. 

Set of collotype prints of Church Screens in Lancashire and 
Cheshire Churches (see His. Soc. Lane, and Ches., 1912), by 
Mr. Arthur Wolfgang. 

Small Oval Bronze Medallion, " Galloway's Liverpool Omnibus, 
value 2d.," by Mr. John Pye. 

Purchased : 

Grandfather Clock, in original walnut case, by [J.] " Park, 
Liverpool " — circa 1730-1760. 

Delft-ware Plate, blue decoration. 

Stone Axe and Arrow-head, found in a sluice at Martin Mere, 
Burscough. 

Earthenware Jug of large size, bearing numerous transfer-prints 
both inside and out; inscribed on the base: "Andrew Jones, 
John McAdam Steamer, Feb. 14, 1837, Charles Dale, maker, 
Herculaneum Pottery, near Liverpool." 

Printed Handkerchief with views commemorating the opening 
of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. 



MUSEUMS. 65 

Porcelain Jug, with painted trophy of Anns and Armour and the 
inscriptions, " Success to the Liverpool Independent Volunteers," 
and on either side " In defence of our King and Country " and 
" To protect our Families and Property." 

Oval Brass Badge from a belt of the Liverpool Artillery 
Volunteers, engraved "L.A.V.," in centre, and the "Liver" 
below. 

Two long painted wooden Staffs, evidently used by the Town's 
Watchman during the Mayoralty of T. Littledale, in 1827", painted 
on the top G$£j, K ,and bird and T. L. M., 1827, below. 

Oil-painting, view of St. Nicholas' Church and the north shore 
from the north. 

Cream-coloured Jug, with transfer-print in red of "The Castle 
in Danger," sigued " I. Poulton," &c. 

Oil-painting of the " Royal William " steamer. 

Cup and Saucer, made for the Liverpool Corporation at the 
Herculaneum Pottery, 1827. 

Delft-ware Dish, with blue decoration, on back the initials and 
H 
date HfrM. 
1760 

Bronze Medallions commemorating the opening of the Museums 
aud St. George's Hall, Liverpool. 

Coffee Pot of stoneware, chocolate ground, figures in relief, 
impressed mark " HERCFLAXEFM." 

(3) Ceramics. 
Presented : 

Series of earthenware vessels made from English and African 
clay with the object of ascertaining if similar results, under some- 
what similar conditions, could be obtained, made and presented by 
Mr. W. Burton, Pilkington's Tile and Pottery "Works. Clifton 
Junction. 

Series of Plates illustrative of transfer-printing in line and 
f 'bat," by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons, Ltd. 



66 MUSEUMS. 

Jasper Portrait Medallion of " John Voyez," from the original 
mould at Etruria, by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons, Ltd. 

(4) Ethnography. 
Melanian Race. 
Presented : 

List of specimens from "West and South- West Africa, collected 
and presented by and through Mr. A. Ridyard, Chief Engineer, 
R.M.S. " Tarquah," Elder, Dempster Line, Liverpool. 
Sierra Leone. 
Presented : 

Wooden Mask; white-metal ankle ring; trap for Cray-fish; by 
Mr. C. S. Haffner. 

" Shekiri," or rattle, used in the dance; carved figure to repre- 
sent a Government official ; wood-carving of an Ostrich and copy of 
a European Helmet, made by the Mendi people; by Mr. C. H. D. 
During. 

Gold Coast. 
Presented : 

Black polished earthenware figure of a man holding a gun, from 
Oblogo ; plaited fans; gourds used as enemas; by Mr. A. Ridyard. 

Da/ioiney. 
Presented : 

Two red earthenware vessels, one with ox-heads and crescents in 
relief; bowls, water coolers and other vessels, all in red earthenware; 
by Mr. Ashley, S.S. "Ekuro." 

Nigeria. 

Presented : 

Large plaited basket decorated with coloured grasses, from Egga, 
Nuoe country; Basket and cover, from Kano; Basket and lid, small 
plaited basket, or calabash, and cover, from Lokoja; by Mr. A. 
Ridyard. 

Earthenware water cooler, bronzed earthenware jug, earthenware 
water-bottle decorated in blue and white, from Lokoja; Ostrich 
feather fan, from Kano ; earthenware water vessel, from Jlorin; 



MUSEUMS. 67 

basket, from Ebi, Sola country; decorated calabash, from Yola ; 
by Mr. John G. Taylor. 

Large earthenware vessel with lid, painted, from Bida, by 
Mr. S. A. K. Pratt. 

Paiuted calabashes, by Mr. J. B. Bailey. 

Plaited basket; plaited basket and lid of dyed grass; plaited 
grass mat and hat ; gourd water-bottle ; calabashes and lids, dyed 
and carved; boxes made of hide; carved wooden figures of carriers; 
axe with long iron head and wooden handle; spear; by Mr. Thomas 
For a u. 

Wooden Juju figure, painted yellow and black, by Mr. W. A. 
Stacey. 

Model of a trading canoe, made at Ofunamo, Jaws Town, Benin 
River, by Mr. A. Ridyard. 

Red earthenware bowl, from Cooper Abujd; ivory armlets, from 
the hinterland of Garua, worn by the bush people; by Captain 
Smart, S.W.S. "Scarborough." 

Pipe, from Garua, by Mr. Thomas Okotcha, S.S. " Oguta." 

Dagger in leather sheath, from Law, Benue River, by Mr. A. E. 
Brown. 

Fan of plaited leaves, from Carsha, by Mr. S. Sawyer, 
S.W.S. "Naraguta." 

Juju, from Azumiri, Ibo country; and a family Juju and 
attendants from the Ogoni country; by the Rev. Archdeacon 
Crowther. 

Walking stick, bound with iron, brass and copper spirals, the 
handle in form of a crescent, from the Munchi people; by Mr. Max 
Kohn, Seldwebel, Berlin. 

Canoe and paddle, from Brass River, by Mr. J. J. Hunt, E.N. P. 

Three spears with iron heads, barbed and poisoned, from (} arua 
Benue River, by Mr. G. T. Lochead. 



68 museums. 

Group of red aud black glazed pottery vessels of various forms 
and stages, aud photographs of their manufacture, from Iloriu, 
collected and presented by Dr. J. W. Scott-Macfie. 

Plaited basket, from Iloriu, by Dr. J. W. Scott-Macfie. 

East and East Central. 
Purchased : 

Selection of objects from various localities, comprising, bracelet, 
caravan rattle, drinking tube, tobacco pipes, earrings, rest-sticks, 
water-bottle, siool and headdress. 

Iron arrow heads, from the Pygmy Paces of Central Africa, 
collected by Major Barlow; by Mr. Harold Laing. 
Mongolian Race. 
Japan. 
Presented : 

Six paintings on silk, figures of native women in national 
costumes, by Miss Andree. 
China. 
Purchased : 

Pan, with silver filagree handle and frame, the ground decorated 
in blue, purple and red; three vignettes with figures, the heads 
being painted ivory. 

Malay. 

Small collection of Ethnographical objects as used by the Sakai 
natives, Batang Padang, South Perak. Malay Peninsula, comprising 
girdle dresses, bamboo combs, hairpins, necklets, bark cloth, hair 
fillets, baskets, &c. ; by the Federated Malay State Museums, per 
Mr. H. C. Robinson, Director 
Pliillilrines. 
Purchased : 

Cotton girdle dress, worn by women; woman's cotton skirt; 
girdle, worn by men; working jacket, worn by women; butong, or 
purse, with brass wire suspender; fibre blanket; boar's tusk armlets, 
worn by men ; brass earrings ; rattan case, containing flint and steel ; 
tobacco pipes in brass, tin, wood and clay; neck ornaments with 
brass pendant; bamboo lime tube; bamboo musical instrument; 



MUSEUMS. gg 

double-edged knife in sheath; rattan hat; wooden spoon; basket or 
bird-cage; carved wooden ladles; carved wooden figure; wooden 
hat; wooden rice and salt dish; wooden food bowl; carved wood 
box and cover in form of a cow (?) ; spears with iron heads. 
N, America. 
Purchased : 

Headdress of eagle feathers, worn by Chief Hiawatha- fur 
pouch; silver pendant; silver fibula; circular silver brooch ; painted 
wooden mask; hand rattle, made of a horn; hand rattle, made of a 
long-necked chelonian; pair of dance rattles made of goats' hoofs- 
necklace of teeth and beads; bow and arrow; all from the Six 
Nation Indians. 

S. America. 
Purchased : 

Collection of Archaeological Remains from burials in Central 
Honduras, collected by Dr. Thomas Gann during many vears' 
residence there. In many ways the collection is remarkable; some 
oi the flmt-worked implements in form and size may be classed as 
umque and the series of pottery figurines and pottery are 
remarkable. The collection comprises several hundreds of objects 
including a celt and a stone imitation of the shell of a bivalve on 
which Maya hieroglyphs are engraved. In the collection are small 
figures of reptiles, men. warriors, heads of animals, birds and 
men, and the hands and feet off figurines, all in earthenware; stone 
and flint implements; spearheads, knives, celts, knack stones 
pounders, metatas, mortars, knives, scrapers, and obsidian cores- 
necklaces of beads in stone and shell; ear ornaments in stone' 
rubbers and beaters and other stone and Hint objects; remains of 
plaster carvings and mouldings from temples, with the original 
colours in situ, and facsimile drawings of figures of deities" on 
the walls of the temples. 

India. 
Presented : 

A small collection of objects from the natives of the Naga Hills 
consisting of hatchets-iron heads and wooden shaft* ; spears \ 



70 MUSEUMS. 

baskets ; shirt ; various carved wooden figures and heads of figures, 
probably from burial platforms and the decoration of baskets; 
girdle belt; tobacco pipes; and earrings ; by Miss Audree. 

Caucasian. 

Presented : 

Necklace of sard beads and pendants, XVIIIth dynasty; part 
of a basalt bust from the Temple of Memphis, XXVIth dynasty; 
blue-glazed bowl with figure of Sekhmat seated, XVIIIth dynasty; 
three scarabs of the XVIIIth and XlXth dynasties, found at 
Riggeh (Gerzeh); by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt. 

Wreath and fragments of wreaths from mummies, found at 
Hawara, Fayouni, 1st cent. B.C. ; bouquet from a mummy, found at 
Dahr-el-Bahari, XVIIIth dynasty; by Professor P. E. Newberry. 

Cost of the Bronze Head of Augustus, found at Meroe, Egyptian 
Sudan, by Professor J. Garstang. 

Plaited Basket, from Biskra, North Africa, by Professor R. 
Bousanquet. 

Purchased : 

Selection of casts of Danish Crosses from specimens in the Isle of 
Man, as follows : Maughold, St. Michael, Bride, Braddan, Calf of 
Man, Onchon, Jurby, Malew, and Andreas. 

Summary of Acquisitions. 

Ethnography and Photographs 307 

Ceramics 18 

Local History 28 

Miscellaneous 10 



353 

Gann Collection (approximate) 800 



1,153 



JOSEPH A. CLUBB, 

Curator of Museums. 



71 



REPORT BY THE CURATOR OF THE 
WALKER ART GALLERY. 



I have the honour to report in reference to the work done during 
the vear 1913 under the direction of the Art and Exhibitions Sub- 
Committee of the Library, Museum, and Arts Committee of the 
City Council. 

Some necessary renovation of the interior of the building was 
undertaken. Rooms B, C, E, F, H, K, L, M, and were painted 
and redecorated. The ceilings of rooms Gr and N were painted, 
and the walls of Room D. The ventilation of the General 
Office being inadequate, an electric fan was installed to extract 
impure air. 

The care of the Permanent Collection was continued on the 
lines of previous years, and the following special work was done: — 
New frames provided for the pictures " Bootle Land- 
marks," by Samuel Austin, and " Ghemma en Turban 
Xoir," by E. Chahine; also outside protection cases for 
"Autumn," by Sir L. Alma-Tadema, O.M., R.A., "La Vie 
Paysanne," by Cecil Jay, and " Lorenzo and Isabella " (also 
new inside flat), by Sir J. E. Millais, Bart., P.R.A. The 
frames of " The Pierhead, Liverpool," by Samuel Walters, 
and " Landscape," by W. Davis, were regilt. Glasses were 
fitted to " Till Death us do Part," by Sigismund Goetze, and 
"Bishop Shaxton Interviewing Anne Askew in Prison," bv 
W. L. Windus (also a new flat to the latter). 

By authorisation of the Art and Exhibitions Sub-Committee 
79 loose calico covers were provided to protect pictures while 
in store. 

The oil painting by W. L. Windus, " Bishop Shaxton 
Interviewing Anne Askew in Prison," recently presented by 



72 ART GALLERY. 

Alderman John Lea, J. P., was relined. The large picture 
"Virgin Enthroned," attributed to Ghirlandajo, bequeathed 
by Alderman Philip H. Rathbone, was, in pursuance of a 
resolution of the Art and Exhibitions Sub-Committee 
transferred to canvas and restored at a cost of £1()0. 

Eor the purpose of better accommodation in connection with 
the fire alarm attached to the Gallery, a relay bell was 
added to the telephone. The hie hydrants previously placed 
in the floor of the yard have been removed, and two new 
hydrants substituted which will afford greater facilities in 
case of need. 

On the occasion of the visit of Their Majesties the King and 
Queen in July last, at the request of the Lord Mayor the rooms 
used by the Royal visitors in the Town Hall were decorated with 
special pictures from the Gallery. The front of the Gallery was 
also suitably decorated in honour of the event. 

Under the agreement with the Trustees of the Pcyal Institution, 
the work of conserving the Poscoe Collection is proceeding. 
During the year three pictures were attended to and various frames 
re-g-ilt, and the amount spent on this work since 1st January 
amounted to £117 14s. 2d. 

In view of recent outrages in other Art Galleries, the Committee 
authorised the engagement of two commissionaires to supplement 
the attendants on watch duty in this Gallery. 

It ,'having been found in wet weather that drippings from 
umbrellas carried through the Galleries by visitors left ugly stains 
on the oak floors, instructions, approved by the Chairman, were 
given that all umbrellas be left on wet days with the attendant 
in the hall, no charge being made on such occasions. 

Bv authority of the Committee I attended the Annual Conference 
of the members of the Museums Association at Hull from 14th to 
18th July. 

Bv resohition of the 6th June, the Committee renewed its annual 
contribution of £10 to the National Art Collections Fund. 




Attributed to Ghirlandajo-i 



VIRGIN ENTHRONED. 



[Bequeathed by JUderman P. H. Rathbo 



ART GALLERY. 73 

Tm addition in tlie eurrenl insurances on works in the Permanent 
Collection, further insurances amounting to £3,135 were 
effected on recent acquisitions. 

The Committee having granted the necessary leave of absence, 
I, in company with Alderman John Lea, J. P., paid a visit, at 
mv own expense, to the principal art galleries in Germany, the 
result of which I reported to the Art and Exhibitions Sub- 
committee at their meeting on the 5th September, as follows:— 

" I have the honour to report that, taking advantage of 
" the leave of absence so kindly granted me by the Committee, 
" I paid a visit to a number of German Art Centres in June 
"last, viz.: — Hamburg, Berlin, Dresden, Xiirnberg, Miinchen, 
" and Koln, also seeing the Ghent Exhibition on my home- 
" ward journey. In each city I visited the Permanent 
" Galleries, so far as not already known to me, and the current 
" Exhibitions, besides making the personal acquaintance of 
"a number of prominent German artists: — Professor Franz 
" Von Stiick, Professor Hans Yon Bartels, Professor Engel, 
"Professor Carl Langhammer, C. Agthe, Professor F. 
" Eallmorgen, etc. At Berlin I also came in touch with the 
" Governmental authorities interested in pictorial and keramic 
" art, and obtained some interesting- information in reference 
" to the means taken to advance the knowledge of German 
" art in foreign countries. 

" The time available was by no means adeouate to the 
" visitation of all the chief German galleries or as an 
" exhaustive study of the subject as I could have wished, but 
" I was able to svstematise and extend considerably mv know- 
" ledge of German art, past and present, to an extent that 
" will be most helpful to me in my official work, and my 
" general art knowledge has been enriched by the opportunity 
'' of seeing the pictures of other schools which are contained 
" in the German galleries, and of studying the galleries 
*' themselves. The glimpse I have had of Germany lias served 
. " also to give me some knowledge of the extent to which art 
" enters into and affects the life of the people. 



74 ART GALLERY. 

" I was fortunate in having' Alderman Lea as mv companion 
" throughout. I anticipate that the experience will prove 
" useful when we have occasion hereafter to deal with Questions 
" relating to German art. 

" I have previously suggested for consideration that the 
" Committee might with advantage provide a good and eduea- 
" tional novelty in the Autumn Exhibition by having a room, 
" or rooms, devoted to the art of a particular country, instead 
" of a miscellaneous Continental room ; and, after seeing what 
" is being done by German artists of various schools, I am of 
" opinion that German art may be recommended as a subject 
" of a first experiment." 

For various reasons, but chiefly because of difficulties with 
lenders caused by apprehensions as to the threatening attitude 
of a certain section of the community towards galleries of art, a 
proposed Loan Exhibition of pictures by Erskine Nicol, G. Paul 
Chalmers, Sam Bough, and Alexander Fraser, was indefinitely 
postponed. 

On 11th April I was elected a member of the Council of the 
Imperial Arts League, from which I anticipate that benefit will 
result to the Gallery. The League, founded in 1909, has a member- 
ship of about 900, associated to provide a central organisation for 
the Empire, to which all members can appeal for advice or assist- 
ance in all matters of business in connection with any branch 
of the fine or applied arts. One of the principal results of the 
League's influence was their effective aid in bringing about, 
chiefly at my instigation, a modification in the recent Act of 
Parliament relating to copyright, by which the copyrights owned 
bv public galleries are protected from infringement. 

During the year the various Branch Libraries were visited. 
The frames of the pictures in the Wavertree Library were regilt 
and the canvases attended to. 

The work of compiling a new and adequate catalogue of the 
Permanent Collection is now approaching conclusion, and it is 
expected that during the current year it will be in print. 



ART GALLERY. 75 

Inscriptions were placed on the frames or mounts of 49 pictures. 

The attendance of students during the year numbered 794. 
Five new students' tickets were granted. 

During the year pictures were lent to the following:- -National 
Gallery of British Art; Corporation Art Galleries, Oldham, Bury, 
Birmingham; Nottingham; Whitechapel Art Gallery; Canadian 
National Exhibition, Toronto; and the Exhibition of Dutch 
Mediaeval Art, Utrecht. 

Rooms in the Gallery were used for the following special 
exhibitions : — 

1. Art Studies Association, exhibition of children's works, 
20th February to 8th March. 

2. Liverpool Academy of Arts, members' annual exhibition, 
13th May to 28th Tune. 

3. Exhibition of Drawings by infants and young children 
attending Public Elementary Schools in connection with the 
National Conference of the Child Study Society, 22nd May 
to 7th June. 

4. The Forty-third Autumn Exhibition of Modern Art, 4th 
October, 1913, to 3rd January, 1914. 

On the occasion of the visit to the Gallery of the members of 
the Liverpool History Teachers' Association I delivered a lecture 
to the members on the Permanent Collection. 

During the redecoration of the Town Hall in preparation for 
Their Majesties' visit to Liverpool the Gallery as placed at the 
disposal of the Lord Mayor for receptions, etc., and the important 
pictures from the Town Hall were stored in the Gallery. 

The following pictures were deposited on loan : — Portrait of Her 
Majesty the Queen, by W. Llewellyn, A.R.A., the property of 
the Corporation, deposited until June; Portrait of the late Mr. 
Alison-Johnson as Master of the North Hereford Hounds, bv the 
late C. W. Furse, A.R.A., deposited by Mrs. Alison-Johnson. 



76 ART GALLERY, 

A collection of 63 paintings, 61 by modern French and Dutch 
artists, one by John Constable, R.A., and one bv David Cox, 
deposited bv Denys Hague, Esq., London. The collection includes 
some noteworthy examples of the art of the Barbizon and Modern 
Dutch Schools of Painters, and is of considerable interest to art 
lovers. 

The following additions were made to the Permanent Collection 
during the year : — 

i. — By Donation. 

Presented by Colonel Hall Walker, M.P.— 

" Donkey, Cow and Sheep " (oil), by William Huggins. 
" Cattle and Landscape " (oil), by William Huggins. 
" Landscape, with Cattle and Sheep " (oil), by William Huggins. 
" Hen, Chickens and Cat " (oil), by William Huggins. 
" The Showman " (oil), by E. J. Cobbett. 

'• Flora Macdonald and Prince Charles Edward Stuart (oil), 
by A. Johnston. 

Presented by Alderman John Lea, J. P. — 

" Bishop Shaxton Interviewing Anne Askew in Prison " (oil), 
by W. L. Windus. 

Presented by Miss May Rathbone. — 

Two oil paintings of flowers, by Karel Batist, 

Presented by the artist. — 

Sarcophagus, "The Sisters" (marble), by Emil Euchs, M.Y.O. 

Presented by J. P. Edwards, Esq. — 

Folio of pencil notes and sketches by Samuel Williamson. 

Presented by the Trustees of the British Museum. — 

Two Portfolios of Reproductions of Prints, Parts VI. and TIL, 
third series; also six series of Reproductions of Drawings. 

Presented by the artist. — 

" The Mouth of the Stour " (etching), by Martin Hardie, A.R.E. 



ART GALLERY. 77 

2. — By Purchase. 

"The Death of Nelson," by D. Maclise, K.A. (Original pencil 
sketch for the oil picture — already in this collection — preparatory 
to the wall painting in "Westminster Palace.) 

A Portfolio of Reproductions of Miniatures in colour fac-simile. 

3.— By Purchase from the Autumn Exhibition. 

(Under the terms of the Lord Derby Bequest.) 

"The Diners'' (oil), by Cyrus Cuneo. 

" L' ete mom-ante " (oil), bv Morris Meredith Williams. 

" St. Paul's Cathedral from the South Door " (water-colour), by 
W. B. E. Ranken. 

*' Romola " (decorative miniature on vellum), by W. J. Neatbv, 
R.M.S. 

" Dorothy " (miniature), bv H. E. Steer. 
" II Bambino " (etching), bv Emile Friant. 

" The Long Bam, Bosham " (etching), by H. Boardman Wright, 
A.R.E. 

" Over the Seine " (etching), by Boy Partridge. 

"A Distant View of Edam "(etching), by Martin Hardie, A.R.E. 

" Tarragona " and " Yinaroz Beach " (etchings), bv D. I. Smart, 
A.R.E. 

" The Lonely Artist of Shepherd's Bush " (etching), by Anthony 
R. Barker. 

" Fulling Plane" (etching), by Miss Anna Airy, A.R.E., R.O.I. 

" L'habit noir " and " In the Hill Country " (etchings), by W. 
Lee Hankey, A.R.E., R.O.I. 

"They that go up to the merciful town," "The Meet," "Point 
to Point Races," and " Bedelia " (lithographs), bv G. Spencer 
Prvse. 

" Lavender Woman " and " Baby with Swag " (glazed earthen- 
ware), by Mrs. P. Stabler. 



78 ART GALLERY. 

Coloured Jar, green and purple lustre, and Vase, plum glaze, 
Bernard Moore Ware. 

Vase with lid. Vase, Bowl, by W. Howson Taylor. 

The Permanent Collection has thus, during 191-3, been enriched 
by flie addition of 48 items. 

By Deceased Artists. 

9 paintings in oil. 

1 miniature. 

1 portfolio of sketches. 

1 pencil study. 

(! portfolios, reproductions of drawings. 

2 portfolios, reproductions of prints. 

1 portfolio, reproduction of miniatures. 

By Living Artists. 

1 marble sarcophagus. 

2 paintings in oil. 

1 painting in water-colour. 
1 miniature. 
11 etchings. 
4 lithographs. 
7 keramic pieces*. 

The foregoing purchases, with the exception of those under 
the terms of the Lord Derby Bequest, were made, as in previous 
years, from the surplus of the Autumn Exhibition account. 

Cordial thanks are, due to the generous donors whose gifts, above 
recorded, have enhanced the value of the Permanent Collection. 

There are now 1,364 items in the list of the Permauent Collection, 
of which 123 were at 31st December, 1913, on loan to public 
buildings in the City, viz. : — Town Hall 31, Newsham House 24, 
Central Library 21, Kirkdale Library 9, Everton Library 6, Waver- 
tree Library 14, Toxteth Library 4, St. Martins Hall 1, Calder- 
stones House 13. 



ART GAI.T,ERY. 79 

The Galleries were open on all week-days as follows: — 
November, December, January, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ; February, 

ID a.m. to 4.30 p.m. : March and October, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; April 
to September, 10 a.m. to G p.m. ; also on Saturdays until 8 o'clock 
throughout the year, and on Sundays from 2 to 4.30 p.m., during 
the months of October to May inclusive. 

The Autumn Exhibition was open 78 days, from 4th October, 
1913, to 3rd January, 1914. The catalogue comprised 2,551 items,' 
as against 2,014 in 1912, and the collection was similar in plan 
to that of 1912, including amongst its special features a room devoted 
to Continental art, a complete exhibition of works (84 in number) 
by members of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, an 
important black and white section, and a collective exhibit of 
works by members of the Pastel Society. 

In Room G there was a special memorial collection of 35 
pictures in oil and watercolour, and in Room X 9 drawings in 
black and white by the late Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, O.M., 
R.A., kindly lent by members of the artist's family and other 
owners. 

The Denys Hague Collection of Modern French and Dutch 
artists was displayed in the same room. 

A special exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Emil Fuchs, 
M.V.O., of 42 items, was arranged in Room X, which also proved 
a very attractive feature. 

The Subscription Banquet to inaugurate the opening of the 
43rd Annual Autumn Exhibition was held on Wednesday, 1st 
October. Xinety-seven ladies and gentlemen attended, including 
the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress 
(Sir Harmood and Lady Banner). The financial deficiency of 
£30 17s. was met by Alderman John Lea, J. P. 

425 works were sold, of the catalogue value of £0,155 4s., as 
against 369 works of the catalogue value of £0,609 17s. 3d. in 
1912. The shrinkage is accounted for by the absence of considerable 
purchases for the Permanent Collection other than those acquired 



80 ART GALLERY. 

under the terms of the Derby Bequest. The sales, however, to the 
outside public, including the Art Union prizewinners, were in 
excess of the previous year. 

The illustrated edition of the Exhibition Catalogue undertaken 
bv the Committee in 1912 was continued this year. The size was 
reduced to a more convenient one for visitors, and the illustrations 
were produced by a better and more artistic process than that 
formerly employed ; including 6 mezzoprint reproductions of 
special pictures. 

Notwithstanding the special attractions in this year's Exhibition, 
and the musical recitals on Wednesday evenings, the attendances 
showed a considerable falling off. The figures were as follows. — 

At one shilling (78 days) 12,182 

At Gd. (Wednesdays and Evenings) 9,244 

At 3d. (6 evenings) 3,804 

Miscellaneous 23 

25,253 

School Tickets : — 

At two shillings (admitting 24 scholars 
and a teacher) 291 tickets, representing 
an attendance of 7,27-) 

Season Ticket Holders: 

Gentlemen (5s.) 98 

Ladies (3s. (id.) 417 

Students, etc. (2s. 6d.) 1,181 

Complimentary 650 

Art Union Coupons 6,315 



41,189 



A season ticket holders' soiree was held on 3rd October, with 
a programme of vocal and instrumental music, 



AllT GALLERY. 81 

A series of Friday evening entertainments was agreed upon. 
On 10th October, Mr. Haldane Macfall gave a lecture, entitled 
" Tlie Splendid Wayfaring." Subsequently the entertainments 
were held on Wednesday evenings, and eight musical recitals were 
given during the period of the Exhibition. 

By instruction of the Special Autumn Exhibition Committee, 
the usual evening opening from the end of October was suspended, 
and the Exhibition was open on Wednesdays from the beginning 
from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. continuously, admission 6d. : the 
hours on other days being 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., admission Is. 
From 1st December the hours of opening were 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
continuously, admission after 5 o'clock 6d., except during the last 
week, when 3d. was charged in the evening. 

On November 10th the Exhibition was placed at the disposal 
of Lady Derby for her reception of workers in connection with 
the Children's Happy Evenings Association. 

Competitive tenders for catering were submitted by various 
firms, and that of Messrs. Mann and Crosthwaite was accepted. 
The new arrangements in the Cafe have proved satisfactory. 

The Art Union, instituted in 1911, was attended in 1913 with 
an increased measure of success. The total sales of tickets 
amounted to £1,407. The number of prizes was 82 for 
£950, as against TO for £800 in 1912, and the winning ticket 
holders selected from the Autumn Exhibition 161 works, the 
catalogue value of which amounted to £1,067 10s. The Art Union 
has thus in three } T ears caused the sale of 346 works, for which 
the artists received £2,210. 

The concession by the Art and Exhibitions Sub-Committee of 
a single free evening admission to the Exhibition during the 
mouth of December to each purchaser of an Art Union ticket 
was renewed. 

E. RIMBAULT DIBDIX, 

Curator. 



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