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posed to establish in St. Patrick's Hall. The building, which for some years past has been used as a criminal court, is to be altered by the removal of partitions, so as to form a large main hall, surrounded by a gallery with alcoves for study; it will be thoroughly refitted and furnished, and will house the present library now in the city hall, and probably the Fiske collection, formerly in the possession of Tulane University. It is possible that provision may be made for a more adequate support by the city. New York P. L.-Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations. Securities and other property valued at about $2,000,000 have been turned over by the trustees of the Tilden estate to Edward King, treasurer of the recently consolidated New York Public Library. The endowment funds of the Lenox and Astor libraries were some time since placed in Mr. King's hands, and active arrangements for the organization of the library will soon be under way.
New York State L. The Abell investigating committee, appointed by the legislature to examine the civil service system and the Regents' office of the state university, devoted several days early in August to an investigation of the administration of the state library and of Mr. Dewey's work as secretary of the Regents. A series of charges which had been preferred against Mr. Dewey, alleging his use of his position for personal purposes, were disposed of by him in detail at the committee session of August 10. He explained the library work of the university, the system of travelling. li. braries, the methods of the library school and the various departments under his charge, and demonstrated that the Regents were, at the present time, doing more work with $25,000 for public library purposes than was done vious to two years ago, when $55,000 was the annual appropriation for distribution pro rata among the public libraries of the state.
was 4495 volumes. The books so issued are read not only by the pupils, but also in a great number of cases, as reported by the children, they are read with avidity by the pupils' parents, who thus derive advantage from the library brought more nearly within reach.
"The work of revising and enlarging our system of classification has gone on steadily during the year, and we hope to complete the work easily during the coming 12 months. The number of new cards already in place in the drawers of the subject catalog now exceeds 18,000."
Mr. Wilcox gives a short history of the library from its organization in 1855 as the Peoria City Library, apropos of the new building, the contract for which was signed on July 10.
Work on the building has already begun. Bids were submitted in competition, the successful architects being Richardson & Salter, of Chicago. The building will be three stories and basement in height, 87 x 135 feet, costing, it is estimated, $75,000. The first story will be of stone, and the others of sand brick. The roof will be a hip-roof of slate and the building will main entrance will be through a large vestibule be provided with all modern conveniences. The and hallway. To the right is a room, 65 x 25, Association, which for more than two years has been without a home. To the left of this room are the rooms of the city superintendent of schools, the board of school inspectors, the bindery, and the unpacking rooms.
to be devoted to the uses of the Peoria Scientific
On the second floor are to be the directors' room, the librarian's office, a large readingroom, the newspaper department, catalogingroom, and cloak-room, the women's readingroom, the delivery-desk, and the stack-room. Then there are the general reading-room and the attendant's work-room. On the third floor will be a study-room, patent-room, two classrooms and stack-room, also an art gallery.
The building will probably be completed this year, and it is the intention of the authorities to at once greatly increase the number of books.
Peoria (Ill.) P. L. (38th rpt.) Added 3062; total 52,821. Issued, home use 136,083 (fict. 45.85%; juv. 26.03 %); lost and pd. for 21; no record of ref. use. New cardholders 2932; total registration 5715. Receipts $14,817.26; expenses $14,764.98.
The total issue from the Garfield, Sumner, and Lee schools, which from October to June each year serve to some extent as branch libraries, I
Philadelphia. Univ. of Pennsylvania L. The library of the university has recently been enriched by the purchase of the library of the late Prof. Beckstein, of the University of Rostock. The collection is noted especially for its full sets of German philological journals and periodicals, its reference books, and its many works in ethnography, philology, archæology, etc.; it contains about 15,000 volumes and pamphlets.
Rochester, N. Y. Reynolds L. The work of pre-removing the library from its old quarters to its new building is now in progress. The new home of the library is the old Reynolds homestead, which has been thoroughly refitted for the purpose. On the first floor all the partitions which divided the main body of the house into four rooms have been removed and the whole space turned into a reading-room. A large bay-window occupies the place of the former front door, and the windows have been walled up, leaving a series of square windows near the ceiling, which admit abundant light and do not interfere with the bookcases ranged
round the wall. This room will contain the reference collection, of some 3000 volumes, which will be shelved along the sides, classified and accessible; it will also contain the office of the reference librarian, Mr. Bowerman. Back of the reference-room is the main hall, connect ing with the delivery-room. At the right is one stack-room, with a book capacity of 20,000 v.; a similar stack-room is in the floor above. On the second floor also is the cataloger's room, a room for special study, and a lecture-room for societies or clubs. The third floor is to be occupied by the Rochester Historical Society. The building has been made as nearly fireproof as possible, and in fitting and arrangement everything has been done to meet the needs of the library.
South Orange (N. J.) F. P. C. L. (9th rpt.) Added 468; total 4331. Issued, home use 19,118; visitors to reading-room 13,606. New cardholders 239; total registration 1077.
There has been a most gratifying increase in the use and appreciation of the library; most encouraging of all has been the interest shown by the children, who have contributed $113 for the purchase of juvenile books and $40.73 to be added to the building fund. Both these contributions were unsolicited, and the entertainments, by which the money was obtained, were planned and carried out by the children themselves."
On November 28 the trustees were offered a site for a new library by Eugene V. Connett, on condition that $7500 be raised as a building fund. This offer was accepted and the sum of $7000 has already been raised for the purpose. The library was in 1893 granted $300 by the town, but this has not been continued and its support is derived chiefly from gifts, proceeds of entertainments, etc.
Troy (N. Y.) Y. M. A. L. A. The fine memorial window, given to the library by Mrs. W: Howard Hart, of Troy, as a memorial of her late husband, is described and illustrated in the September issue of The Bookbuyer. The window, which was designed by F: Wilson and executed by the Tiffany Glass Co.," represents an interesting scene in the printing-office of Aldus, on the 22d of August, in the year 1502. when the printer exhibited to the Doge Leonardo Loredan the first pages of the eight-volume edi
tion of the Terza Rima' of Dante. The artist assumed that upon that occasion there were present the artist Francesco Francia, who designed and engraved the type; Bembo, who edited the work; and Alberto Pio, whose money enabled Aldus to issue this, the first popular edition of Italy's great poet. All the personages represented appear to have been drawn from portraits, while the details of costume and architecture are uniformly correct."
dent Cleveland. The investigation into Mr. Spofford's accounts has, it is said, revealed a deficit of about $35,000 in the pay-roll, copyright, and search-fee accounts. No official information on the subject has been given out from the Treasury department, and Mr. Spofford, in a recent statement, repeats his former assertion that the shortage is due simply to overpressure of work, lack of adequate force, and careless methods. This view seems to be the generally accepted one, and Mr. Spofford, in press comments on the matter, is accused of blamable carelessness and bad management, but not of intentional wrong-doing.
Westerly (R. I.) P. L. On August 17 the library completed its first year of work. During that time the 5000 v. on its shelves have been increased by 2000 more, the greater part of which were gifts. About 1600 v. are still to be cataloged, but these are roughly classed and not withheld from circulation. About 30 magazines are on file in the reading-room. There are, at the close of the year, 1358 cardholders; the circulation for the period was 26,905 (fict. and juv. 23,747), and the estimated use of books in the reading-room was 6000.
Gifts and Bequests.
Washington, D. C. Congressional L. On August 22 A. R. Spofford, librarian of the Portland (Ct.) Town L. The directors of the Congressional Library, whose accounts are in library recently received from Horace R. Buck, process of investigation by the Treasury depart- of Worcester, Mass., an offer of $2000 for the ment, transferred to the Treasury of the U. S. library, on condition that the name be changed $22,000 from his private funds, in settlement to the Horace R. Buck Library. The offer was of the shortage said to exist in the pay-roll accepted on July 10, and an addition to the accounts of the library. The money was not present building will be constructed. The liaccepted, and the matter now rests with Presi-brary contains at present about 800 v.
ARNOLD, Edwin C., librarian of the Taunton (Mass.) Public Library, resigned that position on August 2, his resignation to take effect October I. Mr. Arnold has been librarian of the Taunton Public Library for the past 20 years, and in accepting his resignation the trustees passed resolutions expressing their full appreciation of his work.
ATKINSON, J: D., librarian of the Seattle (Wash.) Public Library, resigned his position July 27, his resignation going into effect Sep
BANKS, Mrs. Martha H. G., of Newark, N. J., a graduate of the New York State Library School, has been engaged to assist in the recataloging and reclassification of the Springfield (Mass.) City Library, necessitated by the alterations of arrangement and shelving now in progress The fixed location numbering heretofore used in the library is to be replaced by a modified Cutter system.
CUTLER, Louisa S. The following resolutions on the recent death of Miss Louisa S. Cutler, were adopted by the trustees of the Utica (N. Y.) Public Library on August 16:
"The trustees of the Utica Public Library announce with feelings of deep regret the sudden death of Miss Louisa S. Cutler, who within a day or two before her death was in the discharge of her duties as chief librarian; and who has, ever since the organization of this library, been its principal manager.
"Coming to this position in November, 1893, after thorough preparation under the most experienced teachers, highly educated and very enthusiastic in everything relating to books, it is largely owing to her ability, constant care, tact and good judgment, that in the brief
years of its existence we have been able to achieve so great success, which has tended so largely to increase the usefulness of this library.
"The Board of Trustees deem it fitting that there should be spread upon the minutes an expression of our high regard for the character and abilities of Miss Cutler; therefore be it
Resolved, That in the death of Miss Louisa S. Cutler we have sustained a loss that seems to be irreparable: possessing as she did in a remarkable degree, executive ability in the arrangement of her duties; organizing and classifying the different departments in such a way that all worked in perfect harmony; at the same time meeting most fully the wants of all classes and conditions of those who availed themselves of the privileges of the library.
"Courteous, obliging, and always kind, she impressed upon every visitor, by her culture, familiarity with everything connected with books and their arrangement, a remarkable knowledge of their contents, and their use to best advantage by every student.
"The catalogs and finding-lists prepared under her supervision are models of convenience, the almost daily use of which brings to the mind of every visitor an appreciation of her service and her acquirements.
While her death will prove to the general public a great loss, to the members of this board it will be a personal grief. "Resolved, That a copy of this minute be sent to the family of Miss Cutler by the secretary, with an expression of our sincere sympathy for their loss by this be
"J. G. GIBSON, "R. S. WILLIAMS, "H. S. MOORE, "Committee."
CRANE, Joshua E., of Bridgewater, Mass., has been appointed librarian of the Taunton (Mass.) Public Library, succeeding E. C. Arnold, resigned. Mr. Crane is a graduate of
Brown University, a teacher of considerable experience, and a member of the Old Colony Historical Society.
EASTMAN, Miss Linda A., assistant librarian of the Cleveland (O.) Public Library, has been appointed assistant librarian and cataloger of the Dayton (O.) Public Library. Miss Eastman has been connected with the Cleveland Public Library for the past three years, and for some time past has been in charge of the Niles avenue branch of the library.
HOPKINS, Anderson Hoyt, assistant librarian of the general library of the University of Michigan, has been appointed assistant libraChicago. Mr. Hopkins was born in Carroll rian of the John Crerar Scientific Library, of County, Michigan, in 1861. He entered the University of Michigan with the class of 1887 and slowly worked his way through college. For some time he was assistant to the professor of physics in the Ann Arbor High School, and for the past eight years he has been assistant librarian of the university library, having especial charge of the cataloging. He has made a study of the general subject of library administration, and was to have read a paper on "A handbook of library economy" at the Denver Conference of the A. L. A., but was unable to attend that meeting.
SAUNDERS, Frederick, librarian of the Astor Library, celebrated his 88th birthday on August 14. Mr. Saunders has been connected with the Astor Library for 36 years, having been appointed assistant librarian in 1859 and librarian in 1876, and he is still active and energetic in its management. He has for some time been engaged in the preparation of a history of the library, which, when completed, he intends to present to the consolidated New York Public Library-Astor, Lenox, and Tilden foundations.
STEARNS, Miss Lutie E., superintendent of circulation of the Milwaukee (Wis.) Public Library, was on July 1 elected assistant librarian of the Cleveland (O.) Public Library at a salary of $1000. The action was taken without any previous communication with Miss Stearns, and when she was informed of it the board of the Milwaukee library promptly raised her salary to equal the Cleveland offer. Miss Stearns thereupon declined the Cleveland position and continues in her previous post at the Milwaukee Public Library.
UNDERHILL, Miss Caroline M., of Derry, N. H., has been appointed librarian of the Utica (N. Y.) Public Library, succeeding the late Miss Louisa S. Cutler. Miss Underhill is a graduate of the Columbia College class (1886) of the New York State Library School, and since her graduation has been assistant librarian of the Newark Public Library and librarian of the Apprentices' Library of Philadelphia. In the autumn of 1894 she came to Utica to take charge of the library in Miss Cutler's place while the preparation of the finding-list was in progress, and she continued at the library, after the publication of the catalog, until her present election as librarian.
FOSTER'S MONTHLY REFERENCE LISTS (in Providence P. L. Bulletin) for August cover "Thomas Henry Huxley" and " Marine life," with the fulness and careful accuracy which are their usual characteristics. The value of these lists is too well known to require comment; they are the best examples of what can be done in this line of bibliographical work.
HOBOKEN (N. J.) P. L. Alphabetical catalog: authors, titles, and subjects. August, 1895. 321 p. O.
A good short-title dictionary catalog, with Dewey class and Cutter author numbers, evidently modelled upon the catalog of the Jersey City P. L. A supplementary list of 16 pages gives later additions. The 5-p. list of pseudonyms appended includes a large proportion of writers who are nowhere else entered in the
catalog; which is, to say the least, confusing.
The Library Newsletter (Osterhout F. L.) for August devotes four pages to an article citing interesting books on "Nature study."
N. Y. STATE L. BULLETIN. Additions No. 2,
COTGREAVE, A., librarian of the West Ham (Eng.) Public Libraries, announces the preparation of a "Subject index of general literature contained in the Canning Town Public Library," of which he has issued sample pages. The index, which is somewhat on the order of the A. L. A. index, is to be a key, not to the books in the department of general literature, but to the contents of the books, indexing, besides sep-given. arate articles or essays in composite books, five pages. special descriptions of individual subjects in single narratives or comprehensive works; the entries will include numerous biographical and historical notes. The index will appear in some 20 parts, and will, it is thought, contain about 20,000 references; it will be sold by subscription in two editions at five or seven shillings respectively.
the state law library, compiled by S. B. Griswold A supplement to the valuable subject index to in 1882. The supplement, also prepared by Mr. Griswold, follows the form of the original index
without modification. Subjects are arranged and besides law-books proper many important alphabetically, with abundant cross-references, published trials are included, as well as references to leading articles in 477 v. of American, English, Irish, Scotch, and Canadian law periodicals.
NOTTINGHAM (Eng.) CENTRAL F. P. Lending
L. Class-list of science; with an index of subjects and author; comp. by J. Potter Briscoe, public librarian, and Thomas Dent, sub-librarian. Nottingham, August, 1895.
28 p. O. 2d.
A detailed list, giving full contents of bound volumes of magazines, periodicals, composite books, etc. Title-a-line entries; dates are generally noted, and authors' initials only are The author and subject index covers
The PORTLAND (Ore.) L. A., publishes in the August issue of Our Library the first of four 'Oregon check lists," containing about 200 titles and including, as far as possible, "everything on the subject published down to the end of 1850." Publications that the library does not possess are marked "wanted." An appeal is also made for contributions of local matters.
The SALEM (Mass.) P. L. BULLETIN devotes its August "Special reading lists" to "Early New England life" and " Useful books for women"-subjects that are well and interestingly covered.
The SPRINGFIELD (Mass.) L. BULLETIN for July has a short " Suggestive reading list for freshman class," citing some of the best literature in poetry, fiction, and essays.
U. S. Gov. PRINTING OFFICE. Division of documents. Monthly catalogue of publications issued by the Government of the U. S. nos. 1-3. Jan.-March, 1895. D.
The first numbers of the monthly catalog provided for by the new public documents law. (See p. 301).
"ABNORMAL Woman," Arthur MacDonald's latest contribution to the literature of criminology and sociologic investigation, contains a 4-p. bibliography of the subject. (Washington, A. MacDonald, 1895. $1.25.)
BERALDI, H. La reliure du xlxe siècle 2e partie. Paris, Conquet, 1895. 239 p. il. 4°. BIBLIOTHECA philologica classica. Verzeichniss der auf dem gebiete der classischen. Alterthumwissenschaft erschienenen bucher zeitschriften, dissertationen, program-Abhandlungen, aufsatze in zeitschriften und recensionen. Beiblatt zum jahresbericht über die fortschritte der classischen alterthumswissenschaft. Jahrgang 22, 1895. (4. hefte.) Berlin, S. Calvary & Co., 8°. 6 m.
BJORNSON, Bjornstjerne, is the subject of a bibliography, compiled by W: C. Carpenter, in the Bookman for August - September (p. 62–68); it gives biographical particulars as well as a chronological record of his writings, and is illustrated by a portrait. BREUL, K. Bibliographical guide to the study of the German language and literature. Paris, Hachette, 1895. HOEPLI, Ulr. Bibliotheca historica italica: centesimo catalogo della libreria antiquaria di U. Hoepli; opere antiche e moderne sulla storia civile, militare, religiosa, artistica e letteraria d'Italia. Parte 1, Storia generale; parte 2, Storia regionale e municipale; appendice ia, Statuti; appendice 2a, Bibliotheca Sabauda. Milan, U. Hoepli, 1895. 496+56 p. O.
A careful chronological list; part 2, covering the literature from 1812, is in preparation.
HYPNOTISM is the subject of a brief bibliography covering p. 265-270 of R. H. Vincent's "Elements of hypnotism." (N. Y., Scribner, 1895, D. $1.75.)
JACOB, A. Notes sur les manuscrits grecs palimpsestes de la Bibl. Nationale. Paris, E. Leroux, 1895. 14 p. 8°. JADART, H. Les débuts de l'imprimerie à Reims et les marques des premiers imprimeurs (15501560). Paris, A. Claudin, 1895. 8°. 10 fr. LOMBROSO, A. Saggio di una bibliografia ragionata per servire alla storia dell'epoca napoleonica. Fasc. 4. Rome, Modes & Mendel, 1895. 148 p. 8°.
Part 4 covers authors in Be - Ben; among the most important notices are those devoted to Beauchamp, Beauharnais, Benedetti, etc.; errata and additions for parts 3 and 4 are included. Lundstedt, B. Sveriges periodiska litteratur: bibliografi. v. I, 1645-1812. Stockholm, 1895. 8°, 178 p. 6 m.
SOCIALISM. An excellent bibliography of socialism is contained in W. Dwight Porter Bliss's Handbook of Socialism," recently imported by Scribners. (N. Y., Scribner, 1895. $1.25.) VICAIRE, G. Manuel de l'amateur de livres du xixe siècle, 1801-1893: éditions originales; ouvrages ou périodiques illustrés; romantiques; réimpressions critique de textes anciens on classiques; bibliothèques et collections diverse; publications des Sociétés de Bibliophiles de Paris et des départements; curiosités bibliographique. Tome 2, fasc. 1. Paris, A. Rouquette, 1895. 192 p. 8°. 2.50 fr.
"Since the issue of Brunet's invaluable' Manuel du libraire et de l'amateur de livres' in six volumes (1860-65), and its supplement in two volumes (1870-80), no more valuable guide to French literature has been published. It includes a record of original editions, illustrated works, works issued in parts and serially, fiction, new issue of old or classic texts, libraries and collections of a miscellaneous character, publications of the societies of bibliophiles in Paris and the departments of France, bibliographical curiosities, etc. The work is as exhaustive as it has been possible to make it, and includes every imaginable bibliographical detail, even to the description of the color of the original wrappers in which a work may have been published. The first volume covers the letters A-B. The con
cluding volume will contain a comprehensive author and subject index to the whole work."— Pub. Weekly. WEGWEISER für die elektrotechnische fachliteratur. Schlagwortkatalog der bucher und lehrschriften für elektrotechnik und verwandte gebiete. Leipzig, Hachmeister & Thal, 1895. 52 p. 8°. 50 m.
D. Van Nostrand Co., N. Y. Library Journal, August, 1891.
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