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To the Honorable, the Legislature of Wisconsin:

The State Librarian respectfully presents his report for the year 1882, as required by law: At the close of 1881 the number of volumes in the Library was 14,78 Added by purchase in 1882..

785 Added by exchange and donation in 1882..

479 Added under Chapter 282, Laws of 1882 (cases and briefs in Supreme Court)......


Total additions in 1882...

1, 49€

Number of volumes in library December 31st, 1882. .

16, 285

The principal additions made during the past year were the reports of the courts of Scotland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Lower Canada, and the latest statutes of each. The latest compiled and revised statutes of all the states and territories have also been obtained. The sets of reports have all been kept up, and the latest digests and text-books purchased.

A list of books purchased is annexed hereto, and marked Appendix A. A list of those received by exchange and donation is marked Appendix B.

Respectfully submitted,

State Librarian. STATE LIBRARY, January 16, 1883.




[All books enumerated are of octavo size unless otherwise specified.]


Abbott, Austin. A collection of forms of practice and pleading in actions,

whether for legal or equitable relief, and in special proceedings of all kinds in courts of record, with notes and authorities. New ed. New York, 1881.

New cases, selected chiefly from decisions of the courts of the state of New York, with notes, and an analytical index to all points of law and practice contained in the standard reports of New York. Vols.

9, 10. New York, 1881-82. Alabama. The code of, 1876, with references to the decisions of the supreme

court upon construction of statutes, and in which the general and permanent acts of the session of 1876-7 have been incorporated. Mont

gomery, 1877. Albany Law Journal. A weekly record of the law and lawyers, conducted

by Irving Browne. Vols. 25, 26. Albany, 1882. 2 vols. 4to.

General index and digest of, vols. 1-20 inclusive. Albany, 1882. 4to. Allen, J. C. Reports of cases argued and determined in the supreme court

of New Brunswick, from 1848 to 1866. Vols. 1-6. St. Johns, N. B.,

1850–79. American Criminal Reports. A series designed to contain the latest and most

important criminal cases determined in the federal and state courts in the United States, as well as selected cases, important to American lawyers from the English, Irish, Scotch and Canadian law reports, with

notes and references. By John G. Hawley. Vol. 3. Chicago, 1881. American Decisions. Containing the cases of general value and authority

decided in the courts of the several states from the earliest issue of the state reports to the year 1869. Compiled and annotated by A. C. Freeman. Vols. 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39. San Francisco, 1882. 10 vols.

Digest of, and the index to notes thereto, with a table of the cases rereported in vols. 1 to 31, inclusive. Vol. 1, by A. C. Freeman. San Francisco, 1882.

American and English Railroad Cases. A collection of all the railroad cases

in the courts of last resort in America and England. Vols. 2, 3, 4, 5 and

6. Northport, New York, 1882. 5 vols. American Law Register. New Series. Vol. 21. James T. Mitchell and

others, editors. Philadelphia, 1882. American Law Review. Vol. 16 for 1882. Boston, 1882. American Print Works vs. Lawrence. Proceedings at the trial of above en

titled cause at Essex circuit, New Jersey, October, 1852. New York,

1852. [In trials, vol. 3.] American Probate reports. Containing recent cases of general value de

cided in the courts of the several states on points of probate law. With notes and references. By Wm. W. Ladd, Jr. Vol. 1. New York,

1881. American Reports. Containing all decisions of general interest decided in

the courts of last resort of the several states; with notes and references by Irving Browne. Vols. 37, 38, 39 and 40. Albany, 1882. 4 vols. - Index-digest of the American reports. Vols. 25 to 36, inclusive.

By Irving Browne. Albany, 1882. Ames, James B. A selection of cases on the law of bills and notes and

other negotiable paper. With full references and citations, and also

an index and summary of the cases. Vols. 1, 2. Boston, 1881, 2 vols. Angell (J. K.) and Samuel Ames. Treatise on the law of private corpora

tions aggregate. 11th ed., by John Lathrop. Boston, 1882. Arkansas. A digest of the statutes of, embracing all laws of a general and

permanent character in force at the close of the session of the general

assembly of 1873, by E. W. Gantt. Little Rock, 1874. Arkley, Patrick. Reports of cases before the high court and circuit courts

of justiciary in Scotland, during 1846–48. Edinburgh, 1849. Roy. 8vo. Arnot, Hugo. A collection and abridgment of celebrated criminal trials in

Scotland from 1536 to 1784, with historical and critical remarks. Edinburgh, 1785. 4to.


Baldwin, J. G. The Flush Times of Alabama and Mississippi. A series of

sketches. San Francisco. . Baldwin, S. E. A digest of all the reported cases decided in the supreme

court of errors and the superior court of the state of Connecticut, and in the United States courts for the distriot of Connectivut, down to those in vol. 47 Connecticut reports, and vol. 17 Blatchford's circuit

court reports. Vol. 2. Boston, 1882. Bancroft, George. History of the formation of the constitution of the

United States of America. Vols. 1, 2. 2nd ed. New York, 1882. Banning (H. A.), and Henry Arden. Reports of Patent cases decided in the

circuit courts of the United States since January 1, 1874. Vols. 2. 3, 4. New York, 1882. 3 rols.

Barber, William. Principles of the law of insurance adopted in the civil

code of California. San Francisco, 1882. 12mo. Barton, J. S. A digest of the maxims or principles of the common law as

administered and recognized both in courts of law and equity. Des

Moines, 1881. Bateman, Joseph. A practical treatise on the law of auctions; with statutes,

cases, forms, rules and tables, and directions to auctioneers. 5th ed.

By Rolla Rouse. London, 1874. 12mo. Bates, Clement. Pleadings, parties and forms under the code. Vols. 1, 2.

Cincinnati, 1881-2. 2 vols. Bell, Robert. Cases decided in the court of session in 1774–95. Edinburgh,

1796. Folio. - Cases decided in the court of session, from 1790 to 1792. Edinburgh,

1794. Benedict (R. D.), and B. L. Reports of cases argued and determined in the

district court of the United States within the second circuit. Vol. 10.

New York, 1882. Berry, A. Moore. Cases determined in the St. Louis court of appeals of

the state of Missouri. Vols. 9, 10. St. Louis, 1881-2. Berton, G. F. S. Reports of cases decided in the supreme court of New

Brunswick from 1835 to 1839. Edited, with notes, by A. A. Stockton.

2nd ed. Toronto, 1882. Best, W. M. An exposition of the practice relative to the right to begin

and reply in trials by jury, and other proceedings, discussions of law,

etc., with annotations by J. J. Crandall. Burlington, 1880. Biddle (Arthur), and George. A treatise on the law of stock brokers.

Philadelphia, 1882. Bigelow, M. M. A treatise on the law of estoppel and its application in

practice. 3d ed. Boston, 1882. Bingham, Anson. A treatise on the law of real property. Actions and de

fenses. Albany, 1880. Binmore, Henry. The American corporation cases, embracing the decis

ions of the supreme court of the United States, the circuit courts of the United States, and the courts of last resort in the several states, of questions peculiar to the law of corporations. Vol. 5, private corporations. Chicago, 1882.

Instructions for sheriffs, coroners and constables, with decisions of the courts of last resort relating to their official powers, duties and

liabilities. Chicago, 1882. Bischoff, Henry, Jr. Abbreviations and citations of authorities to all the

American reports, reporters and text-books, also of all English, Irish

and Scotch reports and text-books. New York, 1879. 12mo. Bishop, J. L. The law of insolvent debtors under the the code of civil pro

cedure (of New York). New York, 1881. Bishop, J. P. Commentaries on the criminal law. 7th ed. Vols. 1, 2.

Boston, 1882. 2 vols.

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