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NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
ASTOR LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS
Wol. IX. July, 1905. No. 7.
REPORT FOR JUNE.
During the month of June there were received at the Library, by purchase, 889 volumes and 432 pamphlets; by gift, 1,853 volumes and 2,631 pamphlets; and by exchange, 113 volumes and 58 pamphlets, making a total of 2,855 volumes and 3, 121 pamphlets.
There were catalogued 3,762 volumes and 2,976 pamphlets, for which were written 7,957 cards, in addition to which 4,302 slips were written for, and 19,479 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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,726 Io, I 16 13,842 No. of readers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I, 919 Io, I 16 12, o&5 No. of readers, desk applicants. . . . . . . . . . . . . 934 Io,396 II, 330 No. of volumes consulted by desk applicants.. 4,672 48,719 53, 39 I Daily average of readers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 389 463 Number of visitors to Print Exhibition, etc.. 1,849
The most popular books of the month were (in non-fiction): Fiske’s “Civil Government in the United States,” Knox's “Japanese Life in Town and Country,” and Loomis's “Cheerful Americans;” (adult fiction): Ward's “The Marriage of William Ashe,” Sinclair's “The Divine Fire,” and Dixon's “The Clansman;" (juvenile fiction): Barbour's “For the Honor of the School,” Seton's “Two Little Savages,” and Kingston’s “In the Eastern Seas.”
CIRCULATION STATISTICS FOR JUNE. | circulation. *: .*** new - - voluntES branches. REGISTRA- accesso to Tions. adults TOTAL. sioned. - MANHATTAN. | l East Broadway, 33. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . || 14,147 66o 192 1,854 2,131 48 East Broadway, 197. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 17,746 1,710 423 || 94 Rivington Street, 61-63. . . . . . . . . . . . . | II, 182 2, 176 977 3,750 6,841 216 Bond Street, 49. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 8,690 678 117 1,998 4,018 62 8th Street. 135 Second Ave......... . I4,579 68o 186 2,809 4,288 58 Ioth Street, 331 East... . . . . . . . . . . . . 16,256 I, 799 338 || 92I 2,895 160 13th Street, 251 West. . . . . . . . . . . . . . IO, I44 I, 534 I40 || 1,526 1,560 62 22d Street, 230 East. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - 2,263 4 i. 45 15 23d Street, 130 West...... . . . . . . . . . . 8,455 2,458 123 39 34th Street, 215 East. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,753 1,980 116 || 23 4oth Street, 5ol West... . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,957 I2O 25 42d Street, 226 West.......... ... . . . Io, 171 | 1,748 175 || 35 50th Street, 123 East......... . . . . . . . 3,937 319 196 || 158 319 38 51st Street, 463 West. . . . . . . . . . . - - - 5, IQ2 4O2 II.4 254 628 22 59th Street, 113 East........ - - - - - - - 9,415 | 1,001 || 145 3,249 3.2% 164 67th Street, 328 East................ 7,348 I, I27 || I73 332 I,554 334 69th Street. 190 Amsterdam Ave..... 8,890 1, 180 || I49 2,510 3,285 98 Travelling Libraries.............. 32,310 97 76th Street, 538 East................ 6,084 598 106 37 9I 295 79th Street, 222-224 East............ I7,394 2, 164 224 2,552 4,303 49 82d Street. 2279 Broadway.......... 8,420 1,796 || 94 54 86th Street. 536 Amsterdam Ave.... 9, II9 518 I57 I, 325 1,796 I4I 91st Street, 121 West................ 651 | 5 30 Iooth Street, 206 West. . . . . . . . . . . . . . I3, I49 1,591 || 197 || 1,103 1,826 II6 II oth Street, 174 East............... 12,893 I93 151 123d Street, 32 West......... . . . . . . . Io,033 592 I88 I,535 I,792 IO2 125th Street, 224 East............... 8,614 1,001 || 134 789 962 || 122 156th Street, 922 St. Nicholas Ave....| 7,721 2, I4I | 97 Ioë Kingsbridge Ave., 2933. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,651 1,503 I64 | 67 BRONx. I40th Street, cor. Alexander Ave. . . . . 15,442 411 || 560 || 1,002 2,24I 689 - RICHMOND. | Tottenville, Amboy Road. . . . . . . . . . . 1,660 458 46 3o Port Richmond, 12 Bennett Street. . . . 6,079 3I9 I43 I26 588 257 Totals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309,345 | 32,548 6,037 27,830 44,384 3,799
The most important gifts of the month were: from Dr. Horace N. Allen, a copy of his book “Korea: Fact and Fancy;” from Dr. S. T. Armstrong, 3 volumes and 1 pamphlet, including a copy of “Epitome 6 modo fécil de aprender el idioma nahuatl Ó lengua Mexicana por el lic. Faustino Chimalpopoca,” Mexico, 1869; from Col. John Jacob Astor, a copy of “Biographical sketches of distinguished officers of the Army and Navy;” from Mrs. Albert W. Berg, Io& volumes and 25 pamphlets, including guide books to Italy, England, and Germany, Italian novels, etc.; from the Department of Inland Revenue of Canada, its Bulletins, Nos. 1 to 101 (1887–1905); from Dr. Paul Carus, 5 volumes of his poems; from Dr. James R. Chadwick, a copy of his privately printed “Brief sketch of the life of James Read” (1905); from the Colonie Agricole de Mettray, 5 pamphlets relating to its work; from Henry N. Dodge, a copy of “Sant'Alessio and other poems ” by Julia Elizabeth Dodge; from the Sanitary and Markets Departments of Edinburgh, Scotland, 5 of their annual reports; from the Survey Department of Egypt. 8 volumes and 58 pamphlets of its publications; from the Imprimerie Nationale of France, a copy of “Vitrines de l'Imprimerie Nationale,” Paris, 1904; from William Fricke, 7 of his dramas and poems in the Low-German dialect; from Hamilton Fulton, a copy of his Custom House Guide, 24th edition; from Mrs. William Frederick Holls, a copy of the memorial volume on Frederick William Holls, privately printed in 1904; from the Königliche Akademie der Künste zu Berlin, 3 pamphlets, the “Chronik” of the Academy; from the Hydro-Electric Works, Kyoto, Japan, copies of the “Lake Biwa Canal and its hydro-electrical power,” in English and in Japanese; from Georg H. J. Kieck, 4 volumes of the “FestZeitung für das 18.-21. National Saengerfest,” 1897–1904; from James C. Lins, his “Common sense Pennsylvania-German dictionary,” 1895; from Rev. M. J. Lochemes, 3 of his works; from the Attorney General of Massachusetts, his reports from 1899–1904; from Mrs. Edwin D. Mead, a copy of her “Primer of the peace movement,” Boston, 1905; from William Miller, 556 proofs of wood engravings by himself and by Juengling, and of an etching by himself; from Montrose J. Moses, a copy of “Everyman: a morality play;” from Mrs. Marie Raible, her “Deutsch-Amerika Gedichte;” from the Rev. Joseph Rainer, his “Jubel-Klänge aus Amerika” and “Doctor Joseph Salzmann, Gründer des Priesterseminars Salesianum;” from the Rev. John Rothensteiner, 15 volumes, including 5 of his works; from Mrs. M. E. Smith and Mrs. S. E. Cotton, the “Life of George R. Smith, founder of Sedalia, Mo.,” by Samuel Bannister, privately printed, 1904; from Mrs. Simon Sterne, 67 volumes and 2 pamphlets; from the Stiftsbibliothek, Strengnäs, Sweden, the “Bibliotheca templi cathedralis Strengnesensis. . . descripta ab Henrico Aminson,” 1863, and the “Supplementum continens codices manu scriptos,” 1864; from John A. Vanderbilt, a copy of the “History of the Second Battalion of Duryee Zouaves, 165th Regiment of New York Volunteer Infantry;” from Richard Weinacht, 5 volumes, including his “Carnevals-Blüthen;” from Mrs. Pauline Widenmann, her “Lieder und Gedichte,” 1892; and from Miss Wisner, 1o volumes, including volumes of the “Analectic Magazine,” Philadelphia, 1814–17, and the “Evening Fireside,” Philadelphia, 1805–06. At the LENox Branch the exhibition of British mezzotint engravings was continued until June 15; on the 16th was begun the exhibition of Russian and Japanese colored caricatures and prints dealing with the present war. The Schiller exhibition was continued to June 5, when it was removed to the Astor Branch, enlarged, and reopened on the 9th. The Japanese colored prints relating to the present war were removed to the LENox Branch on the 8th. At RivingtoN STREET Branch a selection from the plates in Audsley's “Ornamental Arts of Japan,” and at ToMPKINS SQUARE a selection from the Wilkie Gallery, were begun on the 14th; at CHATHAM SQUARE a series of reproductions of paintings by modern masters was opened on the 17th. Picture bulletins and temporary collections of books on special shelves at the Circulation branches were as follows: EAST BRoadway, Fairyland of Science, Our West; RivingtoN STREET, Sea stories, Venice to-day; Bond STREET, Fairy tales; ToMPKINS SQUARE, Ships and vessels, Industries in the United States before Columbus (Indian implements lent by the American Museum of Natural History); MUHLENBERG, Schiller, Garden stories; SACRED HEART, Summer flowers, Foreign children, Indians; 59TH STREET, Wild flowers; 67th STREET, Stories of the Revolutionary war; Riverside, Trees and flowers, Summer time, Caricatures; Yorkville, Vacation stories, German books; St. AGNES, Morocco, College stories; WASHINGToN HEIGHTs, Books on twelve different subjects for public schools; Tottenville, Animal stories. In addition there were bulletins on Independence Day at six branches, on Flag Day at four, New books at four, Japan at two, Famous men and women at two, The Lewis and Clarke Centennial Exposition at two, Juvenile stories at two, Rainy-day stories at two, and Out-of-door sports at two. The new RivingtoN STREET Branch, 61 Rivington Street, was formally opened on Saturday afternoon, June 10th, at three o'clock, the Trustees being represented by Stephen H. Olin, Esq., and the Municipal Government by Hon. Alfred J. Talley, Civil Service Commissioner. Remarks were also made by the Director, and music was furnished by the pupils of the Music School Settlement, 55 East 3d Street. This building is occupied by the branch formerly located in the University Settlement House, 184 Eldridge Street. One of its noteworthy features is its open-air reading-room, situated on the roof.
ANTHONY BROCKHOLLS TO WILLIAM PENN, 1683.
The following letter from Anthony Brockholls, acting governor of New York, to William Penn, four months after the arrival of the latter, is printed from the original manuscript in the Theodorus Bailey Myers Collection.
New Yorke FFEBY. THE 20th 168; SR [I have the honor too] ackno[wledg]e the receipt of yo” of Jany. the 17th and [t]o congratulate yo: safe arrivall from Maryland, and all [am 71 glad such amicable proceedings are on foot betweene my Lord! and your selfe, I presume it was one of yo: greatest designes when you withdrew into these parts to settle in peace and quiet, which you have mostly wisely consider'd, I am sorry I was not capable to give you the Entertainm! due to yo: person when here which please to Excuse, therefore stand oblidged upon all oppertunities to pay the remainder, I have thoughts of seeing you in the Spring but cannot limmit the time by reason of our dayly Expectacöns of a Governour, weh when arrived shall take the next conueniencie till then remaine SR Yoo reall ffriend & servant ANTHo: BRocKHOLLs
[Addressed:] To the Hon'ble. WillM