Index to the catalogue of books in the Bates Hall of the Public Library of the city of Boston
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Index to the catalogue of books in the Bates Hall of the Public Library of the city of Boston

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J*^ -V*A^..,**.••r^. v:4.^%LIBRARYorUNIVERSITYC*UF0RN1ADIEGOSAN!>... 1Pi>-«9>T'VlINDEXTO THE CATALOGUE OFTHE BATES HALLBOOKS INLIBRARYPUBLICCITY OF BOSTON.FIRST SUPPLEMENT.BOSTON:J. E. FARWELL & CO., PEINTERS TO THE CITY,Congress Street.No. 371 8 6 G .NETH-PUBUCTiLoSr'OONDATlONa,1904*NOTICE.PREFATORYanoffering to their fellow-citizensThe Trustees of the Public Library have much satisfaction inInstitution committed to theirimportant additional or supplementary Index of books contained in thecare.— — about fifty-five thousandThe Index published in July, 1861, comprised, excluding duplicates,all receivedvolumes, which had been placed Bates Hall previous to October, 1859 ;in the Upper orpositions under the aljihabeticalafter that date not having come in season to find their appropriateInstitution, beenarrangement adopted. Since that period there have, by the report of the officers of thetwentyvolumes, forty-one hundred andreceived in the Bates Hall forty-four thousand and seventyIndex, although each enteredof which again came to hand too late to be inserted in the present 1%eighty-all in the Library. Fifty-nine hundred andin ihe interleaved copy ofthe Index of 1861, open to— such,— many of which, thoughthree more are duplicates, chiefly donations, indeed almost entirelydesirable and important, do not, of course, need to be a second time announced. There remain,therefore, volumes, which are represented in the presentthirty-three ...

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J*^ -V* A^.. ,**.• • r^. v:4.^% LIBRARY orUNIVERSITY C*UF0RN1A DIEGOSAN !>... 1 Pi>-«9>T'Vl INDEX TO THE CATALOGUE OF THE BATES HALLBOOKS IN LIBRARYPUBLIC CITY OF BOSTON. FIRST SUPPLEMENT. BOSTON: J. E. FARWELL & CO., PEINTERS TO THE CITY, Congress Street.No. 37 1 8 6 G . NETH- PUBUC TiLoSr'OONDATlONa, 1904 * NOTICE.PREFATORY anoffering to their fellow-citizensThe Trustees of the Public Library have much satisfaction in Institution committed to theirimportant additional or supplementary Index of books contained in the care. — — about fifty-five thousandThe Index published in July, 1861, comprised, excluding duplicates, all receivedvolumes, which had been placed Bates Hall previous to October, 1859 ;in the Upper or positions under the aljihabeticalafter that date not having come in season to find their appropriate Institution, beenarrangement adopted. Since that period there have, by the report of the officers of the twentyvolumes, forty-one hundred andreceived in the Bates Hall forty-four thousand and seventy Index, although each enteredof which again came to hand too late to be inserted in the present 1% eighty-all in the Library. Fifty-nine hundred andin ihe interleaved copy ofthe Index of 1861, open to — such,— many of which, thoughthree more are duplicates, chiefly donations, indeed almost entirely desirable and important, do not, of course, need to be a second time announced. There remain, therefore, volumes, which are represented in the presentthirty-three thousand nine hundred and sixty-six Index. Of the whole number above mentioned, viz., forty-four thousand and seventy volumes,— eleven— thousand bequest of the late Rev. Theodore Parker,one hundred and ninety were received under a since been bound,besides twenty-five hundred pamphlets under the same bequest which have and are now accounted as books. one hundred and forty-Fourteen thousand six hundred and sixty-seven out of eighteen thousand nine volumes, purchased interval from the income of funds given to the Library at differentduring this three thousand fourtimes by its well-known benefactors, have been placed in the Bates Hall ; and in thehundred and eighty-two volumes, purchased from the income of the same funds, have been placed Bates Hall, all of which are included inLower Hall. Of"those incorporated with the collection in the and ninety-the present Index, obtained from the Bates Fund, eight thousand one hundredthere were from the Franklin Club Fund,eight volumes ; from the Bigelow Fund, one hundred and eighty-four; the Phillipsfifty-four ; from the Lawrence Fund, two thousand three hundred and nineteen ; from Fund, Townsend Fund, seven hundred andthree thousand one hundred and fourteen ; and from the multitude of generousninety-eight. The remainder of the books have come almost entirely from the individuals published Reports of the Trustees between 1860whose names may be found recorded in the in one case, down in manyand 186-5, and whose donations, ranging from above three thousand volumes, time ascases to single gratefully acknowledged from time toa volume or a single pamphlet, have been they were presented. benefactors of theThe Trustees are not aware that an account more honorable to the friends and Library could continued progress and success.be asked, or one more full of promise for its The prepared, as the last was, underIndex itself, it is believed, needs no explanation. It has been efficientthe faithful care of Mr. Charles Jewett, the Superintendent of the Library, assisted byC. collaborators, and especially earlier part, and later by Mr. William E.by Mr. Frederic Vinton in the which has been accepted asJillson. It is constructed whoUy for practical use, as was its predecessor, ' NOTICE.PREFATORYiv which many thousands inhome and abroad, andcompetent judges atexcellent in its kind by the most no change has on the present occasionsuited to their wants, thathave found so wellour ovra community detail.regard to principle or toseemed needful either in Indexexcept to commend this Supplementary toremains for the TrusteesXothing, therefore, now city, and then leave it to do its proper work,advancement of om-in the culture andall who are interested books, enoughall, an excellent collection of large bypleasantly accessible tothat of making easily and to the still ampler collections on our shelves,library ; and which, addedconstitute a respectableitself to beneficent class to which it belongs.rank of the practical andInstitution in the frontplaces the whole WILLIAM W. GREENOUGH, GEO. TICKNOR, JOHN P. BIGELOW, NATH'L B. SHURTLEFF, HENRY I. BOWDITCH, TYLER,JOHN S. JOSEPH STORY. Public Libbary, 24 July, 18GG. EXPLANATIONS special permission.One ST.Ul denotes that the book so marked can be taken out only by Two prefixed shelf number, that the book was given on condition that it should notSTARS, to the denote be taken from the library building. —only,— the title whichJias the imprint, and not toThese stars are prefixed to the principal title other brief entries of the book called cross-references. anonymously brackets, within titles,Brackets, enclosing titles, indicate that the work was published ; denote that the words included are added to the title, or changed in form. the articles. OtherAiiBREVlATloNS peculiar to certain long articles are explained in notes prefixed to • abbreviations used in the Index are indeed numerous and various, but they are thought to be so common or so obvious not require explanation. 8°, 12°, etc., indicate the apparent size ofas to the book, not always the exact fold of the sheet. Pph. and M.Pph., i-espectively designate pamphlet.s and medical pamphlets. Learned societies and public institutions are catalogued under the names of the places where they are established. During the progress of the index, the titles of new books have been inserted whenever the title and cross-references came under letters not already printed, but in some cases, e. g. under the names of Boston authors, titles have been inserted wlien it was too late for the cross-references, and under were insertedthe names of Mr. Everett and Pres. Lincoln the cross-references when the titles could not be. The Index to the City Documents, from 1834- to 1865, appended by permission to this Index, was prepared by Mr. James M. Bugbee, now Clerk of Committees of the City Council.