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REPORT FOR APRIL - - - - - 155–158 LIST OF Works RELATING To IRELAND, PART III. . - - 159–184 PRINCIPAL. AccEssions IN APRIL 185–191 PRINCIPAL DoNorts IN APRIL 192

NEW YORK

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WILLIAM W. APPLETON. ALEXANDER MAITLAND.
John BigELow. J. PIERPont MoRGAN.
John L. CADwalADER. MoRGAN J. O'BRIEN.
ANDREW CARNEGIE. STEPHEN H. OLIN.
CLEVELAND H. DoDGE. Alexander E. ORR.
John MURPHY FARLEY. HENRY C. Potter.
SAMUEL GREENBAUM. GEORGE L. RIVES.
H. WAN RENSSELAER KENNEDY. CHARLEs HowLAND RUSSELL.
John S. KENNEDY. PHILIP SCHUYLER.
Edward KING. GEORGE W. SMITH.
LEWIS CASS LEDYARD. FREDERICK STURGES.

GeoRGE BRINToN McClellan, Mayor of the City of New York, ex officio.
Edward M. Grout, Comptroller of the City of New York, ex officio.
CHARLEs V. For NES, President of the Board of Aldermen, ex officio.

OFFICERS

President, Hon. John BiGELow, LL.D.
First Vice-President, Rt. Rev. HENRY C. Potter, D.D., LL.D.
Second Vice-President, John S. KENNEDY, Esq.
Secretary, CHARLEs HowLAND RUssell, Esq., 40 Lafayette Place.
Treasurer, Edward KING, Esq., Union Trust Company, 8o Broadway.
Director, Dr. John S. BILLINGs, 40 Lafayette Place.

BRANCHES-REFERENCE Lafayette Place, 40. (Astor.) Fifth Avenue, 890. (LENox.)

CIRCULATION

MANHattan.

East Broadway, 31. (CHATHAM SQUARE.) EAST BRoadway, 197. (Educational Alliance Building.) ELDRIDGE STREET, 184. (University Settlement Building.) Bond STREET, 49. Near the Bowery. 8th Street. 135 Second Avenue. (OttendorFER.) Ioth Street, 331 East. (ToMPKINS SQUARE.) 13th Street, 251 West. Near 8th Avenue. (JAckson SQUARE.) 22d Street, 230 East. Near 2d Avenue. (EpiPHANY.) 23d Street, 130 West. Near 6th Avenue. (MUHLENBERG.) 34th STREET, 215 East. Between 24 and 3d Avenues. 40th Street, 5ol West. Between Ioth and 11th Avenues. (St. RAPHAEL’s.) 42d Street, 226 West. Near 7th Avenue. (GEORGE BRUCE. Department Headquarters.) 50th Street, 123 East. Near Lexington Avenue. (CATHEDRAL.) 51st Street, 463 West. Near 10th Avenue. (SACRED HEARt.) 59th Street, 113 East. Near Lexington Avenue. 67th Street, 328 East. Near 1st Avenue. 69th Street. 190 Amsterdam Avenue. (Riverside. TRAvelling LIBRARIES.) 76th Street, 538 East. (Webster.) 79th Street, 222-224 East. Near 3d Avenue. (Yorkville.) 82d Street. 2279 Broadway. (St. AGNEs.) 86th STREET. 536 Amsterdam Avenue. * 91st Street, 121 West. Between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues. (Blind LIBRARY.) Iooth Street, 206 West. Near Broadway. (Blooming DALE.) 11oth Street, 174 East. Near 3d Avenue. (AGUILAR.) 123d Street, 32 West. (HARLEM LIBRARY BRANch.) 125th STREET, 224 East. Near 3d Avenue. 156th Street, 922 St. Nicholas Avenue. (WASHINGTON HEIGHTs.)

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EULLETIN

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NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

ASTOR LENOx AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS

Wol. IX. MAY, 1905. No. 5.

REPORT FOR APRIL.

REFERENCE DEPARTMENT.

During the month of April there were received at the Library, by purchase, 597 volumes and 567 pamphlets; by gift, 918 volumes and 2,219 pamphlets; and by exchange, 781 volumes and 91 pamphlets, making a total of 2,296 volumes and 2,877 pamphlets.

There were catalogued 3,297 volumes and 4, 130 pamphlets, for which were written 9,639 cards, in addition to which 3,8o 1 slips were written for, and 19, og4 cards received from, the copying machine.

The following table shows the number of readers, and the number of volumes consulted, in both the Astor and Lenox Branches of the Library, also the number of visitors to the Print Exhibition at the Lenox, during the month:

| | LENox. Astor. Total. No. of readers and visitors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,602 | 12,475 18, o/7 No. of readers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,28o 12,475 14,755 No. of readers, desk applicants. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,267 12,8o I 14, of 8 No. of volumes consulted by desk applicants. . 8,795 54,565 63,360 Daily average of readers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 I 499 | 590 - - Number of visitors to Print Exhibition, etc.. 3,272 |

CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT.

The most popular books of the month were (in non-fiction): Okakura's “The Awakening of Japan,” Asakawa's “Russo-Japanese Conflict,” and Stephen's “English Literature in the 18th Century”; (adult fiction): Ward's “The Marriage of William Ashe,” Dixon's “The Clansman,” and Lane's “Nancy Stair”; (juvenile fiction): Andersen's “Fairy Tales,” Barbour's “For the Honor of the School,” and Wiggin's “The Story of Patsy.”

CIRCULATION STATISTICS FOR APRIL.

circulation.

readers in reading

room. new vol-u-Es branches. - recis'Tra- acceso, * | *purs. total. * MANHATTAN. East Broadway, 33, ..... - - - - - - - - - - - 15,845 861 229 I,919 2,320 79 CHATHAM Square. EAST BROADway, 197, ...... - - - - - - - 19,861 2,537 496 12I Educational Alliance Building. ELDRIDGE STREET, 184............. 6,194 665 16I I,332 3,330 79 Bond Street, 49.......... - - - - - - - - 9,650 760 158 2,601 4, IT3 64 8th Street, 135 Second Ave.,......... I5,437 678 209 2,947 4,347 150 endorfer. roth Street, 331 East,............... I9, IO4 2,449 33I 1,778 2,591 216 Tompkins Square. 13th Street, 251 West, .............. II, IO2 1,586 130 1,697 I,734 IO2 Jackson Square. 22d Street, 230 East, ......... - - - - - - - 2, I37 2I 29 23 Epiphany. 23d Street, 130 West, ............... 9, 153 2,869 129 i lo Muhlenberg. 34th Street, 2.15 East............. 6,02I 2,005 65 65 40th Street, 5ol West, .............. 3,646 55 99 St. Raphael. 42d Street, 226 West,.............. II,8oo 1,796 2OO 69 George Bruce. 50th Street, 123 East, ............... 4,572 429 203 2O4 429 74 CATHEDRAL. 51st Street, 463 West, .... ......... 4,855 316 12o 190 564 48 Sacred HEARt. 59TH STREET, 113 East............. II,319 I, IQ2 I55 3,576 3,616 122 67th Street, 328 East............. 9,4I5 2,702 177 422 2,027 845 69th Street, 190 Amsterdam Ave.,....|| Io,6oo 1, 191 233 2, 158 3,306 182 Riverside. Travelling Libraries.................... 30,202 438 76th Street, 538 East,............... 6,517 I, 174 137 IoS 354 1 II Webster. 79th Street, 222-224 East,........... I9,453 2,331 255 2,950 4,750 7o Yorkville. 82d Street, 2279 Broadway,.......... | 9,492 | 1,811 92 185 St. Agnes. 86th Street, 536 AMsterdaM Ave....|| Io, 177 572 I56 1,368 I,850 51 91st Street, 121 West,............... 699 3 16 Blind. tooth Street, 206 West, ............. 14,416 566 172 430 682 183 Bloomingdale. II oth Street, 174 East, ...... - - - - - - - - 14,263 539 227 89 Aguilar. 123d Street, 32 West,............... II, o.18 784 217 1,675 2,460 63 HARLEM Library. 125TH STREET, 224 East. . . . . . . . . . . ..] Io,596 1,777 130 1,048 I, 232 43 156th Street, 922 St. Nicholas Ave., .. 8,586 2,020 I26 88 Washington Heights. h S BRONx. 140th Street, cor. Alexander Ave.... - Mort Haven. I3,491 2,139 3, I33 91o 2, 143 7,208 RICHMOND. Tottenville, Amboy Road, near Prospect Ave............... - - - - - I,925 503 35 7 Port Rich Mond, 12 Bennett Street.. 6,069 I52 512 I26 717 loo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - . 327,645 36,425 8,275 27,439 || 42,625 11, 167

The most important gifts of the month were: From the Architekten- und Ingenieur-Verein zu Hannover, the catalogue of its library; from Mrs. Sarah K. Bolton, a copy of the “Harris-Ingram Experiment,” by Charles E. Bolton, 1905; from P. F. Collier & Son, two copies of their “Self-indexing Annual, 1905;” from Hon. William A. Courtenay, 1 volume, 22 pamphlets, and 11 prints, being publications made by or for him; from Mrs. H. W. Hardon, 16 volumes of the Bering Sea fur seal arbitration proceedings (Paris, 1892); from F. W. Herzberger, St. Louis, 2 volumes of his poems, “Pilgrim Songs,” Chicago, 1888, “Pilgerklänge,” Chicago, 1889; from the Madras Presidency, “The private diary of Ananda Ranga Pillai, dubash to Joseph François Dupleix . . . Governor of Pondichery . . . translated from the Tamil . . . by Sir J. Frederick Price,” volume 1, Madras, 1904; from the Friedrich Krupp Aktiengesellschaft, their “Wohlfahrtseinrichungen der Gussstahlfabrik” (Essen, 1902), 3 volumes; from the Manchester Microscopical Society, 16 volumes of their annual reports and transactions; from Dr. S. Weir Mitchell, a copy of Selections from his poems, London, 1901; from the Mutual Life Insurance Company, of New York, 4 volumes and 15 pamphlets, annual reports of the Company; from Hon. Morgan J. O'Brien, two copies of “Ireland's Story,” by Charles Johnston and Carita Spencer, Boston, 1905; from the Observatoire de Nice, 3 volumes of its Annales; from Bishop Potter, 1oo copies of his pamphlet “The Drink Problem "; from Philip Schuyler, 28o Japanese prints relating to the present Russo-Japanese war; from Vinton A. Sears, “Telephone Development,” second edition, Boston, 1905; and from C. Ellis Stevens and Mrs. Ellen Stevens Melcher, a copy of Mr. Stevens' “Stevens Genealogy,” New York, 1904. At the LENox branch the exhibition of British Mezzotints loaned by Mr. J. Pierpont Morgan was continued, as was also the printing exhibit of the Century Company, and the collection of autographs and prints relating to the French Revolution. At Astor a collection of Hollyer's etched views of New York City was put on exhibition. At ToMPKINS SQUARE plates from Audsley's “Ornamental Arts of Japan" were continued on exhibition, as were Racinet's costume plates (to the XVI. century) at 125TH STREET, plates from the Wilkie Gallery at CHATHAM SQUARE, Hollyer's etched views of New York City at 67th STREET, and Racinet's costume plates (after the XVI. century) at Yorkville. At Riverside a set of photographic views of the Island of Luzon was placed on exhibition, and at MoTT HAVEN “Masterpieces of Art at the Paris Exposition, 190o.” Picture bulletins and temporary collections of books on special shelves at the Circulation branches were as follows: CHATHAM SQUARE, “May-day”; EAST BRoadway, Famous men and women born in April, Washington Irving, Spring, Out-of-doors; ELDRIDGE STREET, Famous men and women born in April, Shakespeare, Spring; Bond STREET, New books, Easter, Arbor Day, Joseph Jefferson; OTT ENDoRFER, Music, Arbor Day, Schiller; ToMPKINS SQUARE, Hans C. Andersen, Lewis and Clark centennial exposition, Schiller, Shakespeare, Nature books, Jules Verne; JAckson SQUARE, Birds, Fishes, Easter, New books; EpiPHANY, Wild animals, Birds, Easter lilies; MUHLENBERG, Easter, Arbor Day, Garden books, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Daniel Webster, Civil war, Panama Canal, Grant,

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