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NEWS OF THE MONTH

READERS AND VISITORS

In the main reading room of the central building 16,296 readers consulted 66,764 volumes. Special reading rooms in this building were used by 38,778 readers, making a total for the whole building of 55,074 readers. Visitors to the building numbered 219,720.

GIFTS

During the month the following noteworthy gifts were received:

From Hon. John L. Cadwalader, the Grolier Club publication, "Baziliologia, a booke of kings, Notes on a rare series of engraved English royal portraits from William the Conqueror to James 1," published under the above title in 1618, New York, 1913; from Miss Ruth B. Moran of New York, four etchings by Mrs. M. Nimmo Moran; from Hon. George L. Rives, "Proposed improvements for Newport, a report prepared for the Newport Improvement Association by Frederick Law Olmsted," Cambridge, Mass., 1913; from the Boston Book Company, a collection of periodicals consisting of 2,826 pieces; from Mr. Dwight Mallett of New York, 55 volumes and pamphlets of public documents; from the New York Herald, a miscellaneous collection of histories, biographies, novels, etc., 952 pieces in all; from Hon. L. E. Quigg, 675 volumes and 525 pamphlets of government documents; from Miss Schwab of New York, a collection of histories, biographies, novels, text-books, etc., consisting of 782 pieces; from Mr. Charles H. Stebbins of New York, the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Edinburgh, 1842, 21 volumes; from Miss Abby Stevens of Newport, R. I., 24 volumes in Moon type for the blind.

From the following authors were received copies of their own publications:

Mr. Bion J. Arnold of Chicago, Dr. Rocco Bellantoni of New York, Mr. Louis D. Brandeis of Boston, Rev. David James Burrell of New York, Rev. Herbert G. Coddington of Syracuse, Mr. Henry Coyle of Roxbury, Mass., Mr. Joseph G. Giambalvo of Brooklyn, Mrs. L. Haffkin of Karkoff, Russia, Mr. Thomas W. Lawson of Boston, Mr. Alexander M'Allan of Brooklyn, Hon. John Skelton Williams, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Washington, D. C.

From Miss Ruth Shepard Granniss of New York came a copy of her privately printed book (one of 50 copies printed), "“An American friend of Southey;" and from Mr. Frederick Towne Proctor of Utica, New York, a copy of his work, "The Frederick Towne Proctor collection of antique watches and table clocks," Utica, N. Y., 1913.

Additions to the Library's genealogical collection were received from the following persons:

Mr. Robert M. Darbee of Rockville Centre, N. Y., Mr. Louis P. De Boer of New York, Mr. Oswald G. Knapp of Inwood, England, and Mr. Harry Walters Sheldon of Yonkers, N. Y.

EXHIBITIONS

The exhibition illustrating the "Making of an etching," in Room 321, has attracted an unusual amount of attention, evidently having interested the general public as well as print lovers and connoisseurs. This exhibition was inspected by 20,104 persons during December.

In the Stuart Gallery, the fifteenth and sixteenth century engravings and the Brangwyn etchings have remained on view. On December 13, the etchings by A. T. Millar were replaced by wood engravings by Henry Marsh, who died in November. This memorial exhibition was made in accordance with the usual custom of the Library. Besides a number of prints showing Marsh's delicate and exact rendition of textures in the delineation of insect life, the exhibit includes some engravings after drawings by John La Farge, and several after J. Carter Beard, who also died recently.

From January 9 until February 10 there was shown in the Central Children's Room an exhibit of Louis Rhead's illustrations for "Gulliver's travels," of Paul Bransom's illustrations in color for Kenneth Grahame's "The wind in the willows," one of N. C. Wyeth's illustrations for Stevenson's "Kidnapped," and other original illustrations.

DECEMBER WORK

During the month of December there were received at the Library 26,976 volumes and 6,738 pamphlets, of which 4,991 volumes and 6,738 pamphlets were credited to the reference department and 21,985 volumes to the circulation department.

Of the reference department receipts 1,483 volumes and 264 pamphlets were purchases, 3,504 volumes and 6,474 pamphlets were gifts, and 4 volumes were exchanges. For the circulation department 21,839 volumes were purchases and 146 were gifts.

The reference department catalogued 4,473 volumes and 3,112 pamphlets; for this work were written 5,165 cards, 4,034 copy slips for the printer, and 369 slips for the duplicating machine. From these 369 slips 2,959 cards were manifolded. Cataloguing of 1,027 volumes and 555 pamphlets was completed by addition to 2,641 cards.

In the printing office 7,974 titles were set, from which 93.984 cards were printed.

The circulation department cataloguing force wrote 1,861 cards for the union catalogue, entered 7,539 volumes in the union catalogue and shelf list, classified 679 volumes. At the branches 5,913 cards were written.

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SAMUEL J. TILDEN AND THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
THE SCOPE OF THE JEWISH DIVISION IN THE LIGHT OF LIBRARY
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NEWS OF THE MONTH

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LIST OF WORKS IN THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY RELATING TO
SCOTLAND. PART II

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LIST OF WORKS IN THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY RELATING TO
NUMISMATICS. PART III -

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