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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. 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 W. 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, 5or 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 Ioth 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.)
96th STREET, 112 East. Between Lexington and Park Avenues.
1ooth 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.

135th STREET, Io:3 West.
156th Street, 922 St. Nicholas Avenue. (WASHINGTON HEIGHTs.)

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NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

ASTOR LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS

Wol. IX. November, 1905. No. 11.

REPORT FOR OCTOBER.

REFERENCE DEPARTMENT.

During the month of October there were received at the Library, by purchase, 7o 5 volumes and 221 pamphlets; by gift, 903 volumes and 1,710 pamphlets; and by exchange, IoA volumes and 31,632 pamphlets, making a total of 1,712 volumes and 33,563 pamphlets.

There were catalogued 3,742 volumes and 3,566 pamphlets, for which were written 7,338 cards, in addition to which 2,692 slips were written for, and 14,463 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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,753 11,028 16,781 No. of readers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,241 1, oz8 13, 269 No. of readers, desk applicants. . . . . . . . . . . . . I, I 57 11,350 12,507 No. of volumes consulted by desk applicants. . 5,971 46,742 52,713 Daily average of readers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 424 5 lo - - – | -- Number of visitors to Print Exhibition, etc. 4,378

CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT.

The most popular books of the month were (in non-fiction): Longfellow's Poems, Roosevelt's “Oliver Cromwell,” Saintsbury's “History of Nineteenth Century Literature”; (adult fiction): Ward's “Marriage of William Ashe,” Thurston's “The Gambler,” Caine's “The Prodigal Son"; (juvenile fiction): Lang's “Red Fairy Book,” Barbour's “Four in Camp,” Dodge's “Hans Brinker.”

CIRCULATION STATISTICS FOR OCTOBER.

circulation. *...* - new —ll volumes Branches. | REGISTRA- acces&::::::, ; * | *ever. row. || * MANHATTAN. East Broadway, 33..... --- - - - - - - - - - I4, 3II I,255 453 1,836 2,603 135 East Broadway, 197................ 17,079 2,821 792 16o Rivington Street, 61-63............. 15,681 4,334 945 6,596 Io,666 1,770 Le Roy Street, 66.................. Bond Street, 49........ ------------ 7,802 71.4 187 2,574 3,773 44 8th Street. 135 Second Ave.......... 14,518 I,930 317 2,726 4,331 163 roth Street, 331 East........... .... 15,326 2,874 445 1,897 2,655 I79 13th Street, 251 West............... 9,994 1,622 213 I,4IO I,505 84 22d Street, 230 East................. 2,360 18 7o 22 23d Street, 130 West................ 8,715 2,506 2II I21 34th Street, 215 East............... 6,286 2,692 130 9I 4oth Street, 5ol West............... 3,253 61 | I4 42d Street, 226 West............... II, 180 | 1,412 3II | 109 50th Street, 123 East................ 4,350 56o 177 281 560 38 51st Street, 463 West..... ......... 4,042 367 139 271 54I 46 59th Street, 113 East............... 9,762 750 228 2,729 2,758 156 67th Street, 328 East................ 9,162 1,630 305 504 2,368 || 687 69th Street. 190 Amsterdam Ave..... Io,484 1,155 391 I,740 3, 155 347 Travelling Libraries.............. 29,643 750 76th Street, 538 East................ 7,255 448 368 42 271 283 79th Street, 222-224 East............ 18,096 2,005 344 2,628 4,570 IoS 82d Street. 2279 Broadway.......... 9,924 785 249 I99 86th Street. 536 Amsterdam Ave.... 9,260 336 22I 1,252 1,795 I74 91st Street, 121 West................ 692 9 6 96th Street, 112 East. ..............|| 23,594 87o 2,421 904 I,432 1,465 Iooth Street, 206 West.............. I3,374 I,917 333 I,257 2, I52 291 IIoth Street, 174 East....... - - - - - - - - II,556 491 324 128 123d Street, 32 West................ 9,810 614 394 588 2,229 I42 125th Street, 224 East............ - - - 8,594 1,271 || 22O 8 Io 998 75 135th Street, Io9 West.............. 16,474 432 965 879 2,382 I,262 156th Street. 922 St. Nicholas Ave... 8,673 1,965 || 196 9I BRONx. 140th Street and Alexander Ave...... | 18,226 1,455 || 617 983 I,699 379 176th Street and Washington Ave.... 14,672 250 658 633 I,337 I,037 Kingsbridge Ave., 2933. ............ I, 550 1,483 || 43 274 RICHMOND. Tottenville......................... I,995 522 26 179 Port Richmond..................... 6,069 179 | I33 177 509 4I3 Totals. ...................... 373,762 || 41,663 I2,896 32,717 54,289 II,422

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The most important gifts of the month were: from Charles Francis Adams, jr., a volume, containing two addresses before the Weymouth Historical Society, publication no. 3 of the Society; from the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Votes and Proceedings for 1905; from Lindon W. Bates, a copy of his “Panama Canal System and Projects of Lindon W. Bates,” 1905; from the Königliche Bibliothek, Berlin, part 3, volume 13, of the “HandschriftenVerzeichnisse”; from the Boone and Crockett Club, “American Big-Game Hunting, the Book of the Boone & Crockett Club,” 1901, “Hunting in Many Lands,” 1895, and “Preservation of the Wild Animals of North America,” by H. F. Osborn, 1904; from Mrs. Henry Draper, 38 volumes and 5 pamphlets, including 5 volumes of “Engravings and Woodcuts by old masters, reproduced in facsimile under the direction of Dr. F. Lippmann,” London, 1899–1900; from Mrs. M. F. Duer, 117 volumes and 23 pamphlets, including “Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies in the War of the Rebellion;” from J. Scott Hartley, 17 photographs of his work in sculpture; from the Lloyd Library, Cincinnati, 4 volumes and 14 pamphlets, including reprints of Barton’s “Materia Medica,” 1798, Peter Smith's “Indian Doctor's Dispensatory,” 1812, Schöpf’s “Materia Medica Americana,” 1787, and Manasseh Cutler's “Vegetable Productions,” 1785; from the Board of Lady Managers of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, a copy of its report, June, 1905; from the Lynn Historical Society, 2 volumes of its Register; from William Mendelson, 2 volumes, the “Twentieth Century Latin Book,” by Alexis E. Senftner, New York, 1903, and “25oo Problèmes d'Arithmétique,” by V. Arnoux, Paris; from Clement B. Newbold, one of the fifty copies printed of the “Catalogue of the Anna Dike Scott Collection of Old Laces,” Boston, 1905; from Nürnberg, 12 pamphlets relating to the Exposition of 1906; from the Philologikos Syllogos Parnassos, 7 volumes and 2 pamphlets, publications of the society; from Philip Schuyler, 9 volumes, 32 pamphlets, and 38 prints, all Japanese publications relating to the Russo-Japanese War; from the Insurance Commissioner of Tennessee, 8 volumes of reports; from the Universal Congress of Lawyers and Jurists, the official report of the congress, 1904; from Stephen H. Wakeman, a copy of “Twenty days of Julian and Little Bunny,” a diary by Nathaniel Hawthorne (now first printed from the original manuscript), one of thirty copies printed for S.Wakeman, 1904; from Joseph Wright, a copy of the last volume of the “English Dialect Dictionary,” edited by J. Wright, and from 6 cities of The Netherlands, 22 volumes of city reports. At the LENox branch the exhibition of works by Adolf von Menzel was continued, as was also the John Paul Jones exhibition. At the Astor branch the exhibit illustrating ornamental work and general decorative designing, with plates from “Moderne Ziermotive für Kunst und Gewerbe " and from Brechemacher’s “Moderne Kunstschmiedearbeiten.” At the Riverside branch an exhibition of plates representing Masterpieces of Art at the Paris Exposition of 190o was opened on October 1 oth; at MoTT HAven, photographic views of the Island of Luzon, on October 1 oth, and at 125TH STREET, European views and views of architecture and sculpture, on October 23d. Picture bulletins and temporary collections of books on special shelves at the Circulation branches were as follows: CHATHAM SQUARE, George MacDonald, List of books on politics; EAST BROADw Ay, Theodore Roosevelt, Verdi, Wagner, German composers, Wordsworth, United States politics; RivingtoN STREET, Famous men and women born in October; Bond STREET, Wonders of New York, Our familiar songs, Niagara Falls, Irish music; OTTENDoRFER, Mayflower; ToMPKINS SQUARE, Art history illustrations, Some of nature's work; JAckson SQUARE, Norway and Sweden, California; EPIPHANY, English authors; MUHLENBERG, Paintings and painters, Magnetism; 34TH STREET, American history, Indians of America; Riverside, Books on music, Automobile; Yorkville, Music, Civics; Webster, Birds, Musical events; St. AGNES, Lectures at Museum of Natural History, Lectures at Public School No. 166: AMSTERDAM Ave., October birthdays of famous men and famous events; 96TH STREET, Our own city, Historic Hudson, North Africa, Oregon and development of petroleum industry; Blooming DALE, Supplementary reading for High School; 125TH STREET, Autumn; 135TH STREET, Stories of animals, Alice's adventures in Wonderland, Foreign children; MoTT HAven, Author list, Eastern Asia, Public lectures; Totten ville, Japan and Russia, Tales of fairy land, United States Geography, Zoology. In addition there were bulletins on Harvest time at two branches, on Sir Henry Irving at five branches, on Thanksgiving Day at three branches, on new books at five branches, on Christopher Columbus at two branches, on Mary Mapes Dodge at two branches, on Japan at two branches, and on school stories at two branches.

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