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NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

ASTOR LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS

OCTOBER 1905

VOLUME IX • NUMBER 10

REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER - - - - - - - - 395–398
REPORT of THE DIRECTORs, 1904–1905 . - - - - - 399–444
ISRAEL D. ANDREws AND THE RECIPRocITY TREATY OF 1854 - 445–447
JAMES MADISON TO JAMES Monroe on ALLEGED SPANISH IN-
TRIGUING, 1816 . - - - - - - - - - 448
PRINCIPAL. AccEssions IN SEPTEMBER . - - - - - 449–455
PRINCIPAL DoNoRs IN SEPTEMBER - - - - - - 456

NEW YORK

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WILLIAM W. APPLEToN. ALEXANDER MAITLAND.
John BIGELow. J. PIERPont Morgan.
John L. CADwalADER. MoRGAN J. O'Brien.
ANDREw CARNEGI.E. STEPHEN H. OLIN.
CLEvelAND H. DoDGE. ALExANDER E. ORR.
John MURPHY FARLEY. HENRY C. Potte R.
SAMUEL GREENBAUM. GEORGE L. Rives.
H. WAN RENSSELAER KENNEDY. CHARLEs HowLAND RUSSELL.
OHN S. KENNEDY. PHILIP Schuyler.
Dward 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.)
RivingtoN STREET, 61–63.

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 23 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.)
1ooth Street, 206 West. Near Broadway. (BloomingdALE.)
IIoth Street, 174 East. Near 3d Avenue. (AGUILAR.)
123d Street, 32 West. (HARLEM LIBRARY BRANCH.)
125th STREET, 224 East. Near 3d Avenue.

135th Street, Io9 West.
156th Street, 922 St. Nicholas Avenue. (WASHINGTON HEIGHTs.)

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BULLETIN

OF THE

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

ASTOR LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS

Wol. IX. October, 1905. No. 10.

REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER.

REFERENCE DEPARTMENT.

During the month of September there were received at the Library, by purchase, 1, 192 volumes and 575 pamphlets; by gift, 816 volumes and 1,747 pamphlets; and by exchange, 30,646 volumes and 91 pamphlets, making a total of 32,654 volumes and 2,413 pamphlets.

There were catalogued 3, 159 volumes and 3,524 pamphlets, for which were written 6,900 cards, in addition to which 2,551 slips were written for, and 15, o&g 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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,769 9,681 I4, 45 o No. of readers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,717 9,681 I 1,398 No. of readers, desk applicants. . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 I 9,969 Io,96o No. of volumes consulted by desk applicants.. 5, I of 32, I 37 37,244 Daily average of readers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 372 438 Number of visitors to Print Exhibition, etc.. 3,815

CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT.

The most popular books of the month were (in non-fiction): James’ “Talks to Teachers,” Fox’s “Following the Sun Flag,” Hancock's “Japanese Physical Training ”; (juvenile fiction): Lang's “Blue Fairy Book,” Barbour's “Weatherby's Inning,” Alcott's “Little Women”; (adult fiction): Ward's “Marriage of William Ashe,” Thurston's “The Masqueraders,” Caine's “Prodigal Son.”

CIRCULATION STATISTICS FOR SEPTEMBER.

circulation. *...*** new volumes branches. registra- acceso;|{o}| * | *purs. total. * MANHATTAN. East Broadway, 33. . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - 9,497 684 161 I,525 1,768 36 East Broadway, IQ7... . . . - - - - - - - - - - I2,576 I,573 383 72 Rivington Street, 61-63. . . . . . . . . . . . . I2,291 2,779 461 5,881 II,351 Bond Street, 49. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 127 615 130 2,471 3,496 84 8th Street. 135 Second Ave....... - - - I2,577 919 238 2,671 3,406 I4I Ioth Street, 331 East... . . . . . . . . . . . - - I2, I35 2,272 359 1,638 2, II9 IoW 13th Street, 251 West......... - - - - - - 8,488 1,418 I26 I,294 1,358 69 22d Street, 230 East........... - - - - - - 2,026 17 61 312 23d Street, 130 West....... - - - - - - - - - 8,244 2,177 148 IoT 34th Street, 215 East. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,485 2,818 I24 91 40th Street, 501 West............ - - - 2,689 6o I4I 42d Street, 226 West............ - - - - 9,916 I,405 203 778 I,405 71 50th Street, 123 East. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,313 327 76 I75 327 156 51st Street, 463 West... . . . . . . . . . - - 3,386 3I3 89 264 474 60 59th Street, 113 East............... 8, 181 657 I43 2,527 2,540 56 67th Street, 328 East................ 6,259 I,052 137 480 1,567 552 69th Street. 190 Amsterdam Ave..... 7,892 785 167 2, O40 2,890 325 Travelling Libraries.............. I7,549 512 76th Street, 538 East... . . . . . . - - - - - - - 5,239 309 I4I 40 82 79th Street, 222-224 East............ I5,527 2, 189 223 2,582 4,042 55 82d Street. 2279 Broadway........ - - 8,336 2,091 I53 93 86th Street. 536 Amsterdam Ave.... 8,486 404 185 I,093 1,622 61 91st Street, 121 West................ 731 5 22 96th Street, I12 East . . . . . . . . . . . . - - 3,834 92 I,395 I48 674 7,238 Iooth Street, 206 West........ - - - - - - || I2,045 I,729 2Oo 1,168 2,OO2 156 IIoth Street, 174 East...... - - - - - - - - - 8,567 233 I6o 82 123d Street, 32 West......... . . . . . . . 8,359 433 217 I,533 1,792 I4 125th Street, 224 East............... 7,476 I,005 163 705 827 44 135th Street, Io:3 West.............. I3, O7I 373 I,035 815 1,720 744 156th Street. 922 St. Nicholas Ave... 7,464 1,772 183 BRONX. 140th Street and Alexander Ave...... I5,773 I,002 444 961 I,714 482 176th Street and Washington Ave.... I3,747 246 882 727 I,797 3I4 Kingsbridge Ave., 2933. ............ 1,586 1,718 3o 547 RICHMOND. Tottenville......................... 2,008 586 27 70 Port Richmond..................... 5,839 2Oo I42 158 554 408 Totals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287,719 || 34, 193 8,651 31,674 49,527 || 13,222

The most important gifts for the month of September were as follows: From Dr. J. H. Barnhart, 6 numbers of the publications of the Torrey Botanical Club to complete library files; from the Danish Engineering Society, its “Normer for Pröver og Forsög med Dampkedler, Dampmaskiner, og andre Varmemotorer,” etc.; from Christelijke Bibliotheek voor Blinden, Dordrecht, its “Catalogus,” Kampen, 1900, and its “Verslag,” 1903, 1904; from Henry Fink, a copy of his “Regulation of railway rates on interstate freight traffic, New York, 1905; from Sheridan Ford, a copy of his “The Larger Life,” New York, 1904; from E. D. French, a supplement, manuscript, to the Lemporly catalogue of his engravings, also 32 bookplates; from the Fuller Company, a copy of “Prominent buildings erected by the George A. Fuller Company,” 1904; from the Gesellschaft für Natur- und Heilkunde in Dresden, its “Jahresbericht,” 1903–4, and “Verzeichniss der Büchersammlung der Gesellschaft,” 1905; from the Handelshochschule, Leipzig, 6 Jahresberichte; Captain A. T. Mahan, transcripts of logs of 17 British men-of-war, and 24 packages of letters relating to Nelson and Naples in 1799; from J. Pierpont Morgan, the privately printed catalogue of his collection of Chinese Porcelains, New York, 1904; from the Musée Fabre de Montpellier, its “‘Catalogue des peintures et sculptures,” 1904; from Harmon B. Niver, a copy of his school history of England; from A. Olzewski, the second part of a Dictionary of the English and Lithuanian languages by Anthony Lalis, 1905, Chicago, the first part having already been given by him; from the Osaka Hakurankai-Kyosankai, a copy of the Souvenir guide to Osaka and the Fifth National Industrial Exhibition, 1903; from the Misses Schuyler, a copy of “The Life of Frances Power Cobbe,” London, 1904; from Oscar S. Straus, 1 pamphlet, “United States and Russia, their historical relations,” August, 1905; from the Swedish Kongl. Utrikes-Departement, 1 volume and 3 pamphlets, relating to the recent SwedishNorwegian crisis; also from the Royal University, Upsala, 1 volume and 1 pamphlet relating to the same subject; from the Rev. John Rothensteiner of Fredricktown, Mo., 25 Catholic publications, 25 German, 6 German-American, and 9 miscellaneous, among them being two works of the late Pope Leo XIII., “The Latin Poems... done in into English verse by the Jesuits of Woodstock College,” Baltimore, 1887, and his Sämtliche Gedichte nebst Inschriften und Denkmünzen... ibersetzt und umgedichtet von Prof. Bernhard Barth,” Köln, 1904; Eduard Preuss's “Zum Lobe der Unbefleckten Empfängniss der Allerseligsten Jungfrau,” Freiburg i. B., 1879; Johannes Jansen's “Schiller als. Historiker,” Freiburg i. B., 1879; “Lyra Germanica-Latina. Deutsche Volks- und Studenten-Lieder, lateinisch in den Versmassen der Originale von Waldemar Kloss,” St. Louis, 1904, “Der Spielmann. Monatsblätter für deutsche Dichtung,” Jahrgang 1901–1902, Berlin; Adolph Strodtmann's “Amerikanische Anthologie. Aus dem Englischen;” important additions to the German-American collection came also from Dr. Carl Beck of New York, Mr. T. L. Hansen of Milwaukee, Hon. Max Eberhardt of Chicago, Mrs. Henrietta C. W. Hesing of Chicago, and the Very Rev. Joseph Rainer of St. Francis, Wis.

At the LENox branch the exhibition of Russo-Japanese war pictures was continued until September 27th. On September 29th was opened an exhibition of works by Adolf von Menzel, who died last February, comprising original litho

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