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Office, 73 Tremont Street.
[Rev. Ord., 1898, Chap. 23.]

ANDREW J. BAILEY, Corporation Counsel. Appointed annually.
Salary, $7,500.
THOMAS M. BABSON, City Solicitor. Appointed annually. Salary,
SAMUEL H. HuDSON, Assistant Solicitor. Salary, $4,500.
SAMUEL M. CHILD, Assistant Solicitor. Salary, $3,500.
ARTHUR L. SPRING, Assistant Solicitor. Salary, $3,500.
PHILLIP NICHOLs, Assistant Solicitor. Salary, $1,500.
CHARLEs F. DAY and Roscoe P. Owen, City Conveyancers. Salaries,
$3,500 each.
ELIZABETH M. TAYLOR, City Conveyancer. Salary, $1,500.
LYMAN H. BIGELow, Legislative Clerk... Salary $2,500.
FISHER AMES, Secretary. Salary, $2,000.

The office of “Attorney and Solicitor for the City of Boston ’’ was established by the ordinance of June 18, 1827; the office of Corporation Counsel and the office of City Solicitor by the ordinance of March 30, 1881. The Department is under the charge of the Corporation Counsel and the City Solicitor jointly.

Office, Central Library Building, Copley Square.
[Stat. 1878, Chap. 114; Rev. Ord., 1898, Chap. 24.]



OTTO FLEISCHNER, Assistant Librarian.


SoLOMON LINCOLN. Term ends in 1906.
JAMES DE, NoFMANDIE. Term ends in 1905.
JosLAH. H. BENTON, JR. Term ends in 1904.
THOMAS DwighT, M.D. Term ends in 1903.
HENRY P. BowdTTCH, M.D. Term ends in 1902.

The Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston, who are five in number, are appointed by the Mayor, one each year, for a term of five years. They were incorporated by an act of the General Court passed April 4, 1878, and are authorized to receive and hold real and personal estate which may be given, granted, bequeathed or devised to the said corporation, to an amount not exceeding $1,000,000. The first Trustees were appointed under an ordinance of October 14, 1852. The old Library Building on Boylston street was opened to the public in September, 1858, and closed finally in January, 1895. The new Library Building on Copley square was first opened on March 11, 1895. The Library is maintained by an annual appropriation voted out of the general funds of the City by the City Council. About $28,000 was used in 1900 for the purchase of books and periodicals. The Library also holds trust funds aggregating $276,150, the interest of which is devoted to the purchase of books.

The annual reports, the first of which appeared in 1852, have been continued without interruption.

Of the Quarterly Bulletins, which were begun in 1867, fourteen volumes have been published. The series closed in 1896.

A Monthly Bulletin is now issued. The trustees have issued also general and special catalogues of the Central Library, and of its branches and special collections, as well as hand-books for readers, and other documents.


The Library system consists of the Central Library in Copley square; ten branch libraries with independent collections of books; twenty stations, all of which contain deposits of books from the Central Library, while seven contain deposits, reference books and periodicals and are classed as reading-rooms. Excluding the twenty stations, there were, on February 1, 1901, in the Central Library and Branches, including the evening and Sunday service, 327 employees. Between the Central Library and these thirty stations, by Library wagons and local expresses, there is a daily exchange of books and cards, whereby persons living in outlying districts can draw books from the Central Library without the necessity of coming in person. The delivery or deposit of books is also undertaken in twenty-one schools, six reformatory institutions, twenty-nine fire-company houses, and in certain vacation schools and sand gardens. Cards allowing the use of two books without restriction as to class, for two weeks, are issued to all residents of Boston with no further attendant delay than is involved in identification. No guaranty is asked, except in case of a sojourner. Such cards are also issued to non-resident pupils attending Boston schools who furnish guaranties. For reading and reference the Library is open to all without formality. Special cards for more extended privileges are issued to clergymen officiating in the City, and to teachers giving instruction in Boston institutions of learning; a special card is also issued in certain cases by the Trustees. On February 1, 1901, there were 65,540 card-holders having the right to draw books for home use. The total number of volumes was 781,377, of periodicals currently received, 1,761. Books issued in 1900, for home use, numbered 1,324,728; of reference use, on account of the freedom with which books may be consulted, no adequate statistics are kept. o


Lending and reference, 612,795 volumes (including the Patent Library).

Periodical reading-rooms, about 1,100 periodicals.

Newspaper reading-room, 361 current newspapers.

Patent Library, 7,373 volumes.

BATES HALL, FOR READING AND REFERENCE. Some 8,000 volumes are on open shelves. The Fine Arts Department has facilities for copying and photographing, a collection of photographs of architecture, sculpture and painting, numbering about 18,700, besides illustrated books, portfolios, etc. Special assistance is offered to classes, travel clubs, etc. The room for younger readers has some 8,200 volumes on open shelves, for reading and circulation. The Bindery has 19 and the Printing Department 5 employees.

The library is open from 9 A.M. to 10 P.M.; Sundays from 2 to 10 P.M. Closed at 9 P.M. during June, July, August and September.


The Branch Libraries are open on week days from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M., Saturdays to 9 P.M. During June, July and August they are closed at 6 P.M., except Saturdays. BRIGHTON BRANCH, 14,492 volumes. Reading-room, 54 periodicals. Holton Library Building, Rockland street. CHARLESTOWN BRANCH, 28,785 volumes. Reading-room, 56 periodicals. Old City Hall, City Square. DoRCHESTER BRANCH, 16,512 volumes. Reading-room, 56 periodicals. Arcadia, corner Adams street. EAST BOSTON BRANCH, 12,054 volumes. Reading-room, 59 periodicals. Old Lyman School Building, 37 Meridian street. JAMAICA PLAIN BRANCH, 12,992 volumes. Reading-room, 55 periodicals. Curtis Hall, Centre street. RoxBURY BRANCH, 34,171 volumes. Reading-room, 77 periodicals, 46 Millmont street. SouTH BosTON BRANCH, 14,354 volumes. Reading-room, 55 periodicals. 372 West Broadway. SouTH END BRANCH, 12,816 volumes. Reading-room, 52 periodicals. English High School Building, Montgomery street. WEST END BRANCH, 12,044 volumes. Reading-room, 72 periodicals. Cambridge, corner Lynde street.

WEST RoxBURY BRANCH. 8 to 10 A.M., 3 to 6 P.M. 4,935 volumes. Reading-room, 33 periodicals. Centre, near Mt. Vernon street.


STATION A. Low ER MILLS READING-Room. 8 to 9 A.M., 4 to 8 P.M. Closed from 6 to 7, except Thursdays. 87 volumes. Readingroom, 28 periodicals. Washington, corner Richmond street. STATION B. Roslin DALE READING—Room. 2 to 6, 7 to 9 P.M. 1,521 volumes. Reading-room, 30 periodicals. Washington, corner Ashland street. STATION D. MATTAPAN READING-ROOM. 8 to 10 A.M., 3 to 6 and 7 to 9 P.M. 98 volumes. Reading-room, 28 periodicals. River, corner Oakland street. STATION E. NEPONSET DELIVERY. All day. 49 Walnut street. STATION F. MT. BOWDOIN DELIVERY AND READING-ROOM. 3 to 6 and 7 to 9 P.M. 987 volumes. Reading-room, 28 periodicals. Washington, corner Eldon street. STATION G. ALLSTON DELIVERY. All day, also Sunday. 14 Franklin street. STATION. H. ASHMONT DELIVERY. All day. 4 Talbot avenue. STATION J. DoRCHESTER STATION DELIVERY. All day. 157 Norfolk street. STATION K. BIRD STREET DELIVERY. All day. 6 Wayland street. STATION L. NORTH BRIGHTON READING-ROOM. 4 to 8 P.M. 75 volumes. Reading-room, 31 periodicals. 56 Market street. STATION M. CRESCENT AvH.NUE DELIVERY. All Day, also Sunday. 1002 Dorchester avenue. STATION N. MT. PLEASANT DELIVERY. 2 to 6 and 7 to 9 P.M. 10 periodicals. Corner Dudley and Magazine streets. STATION P. BROADWAY EXTENSION DELIVERY. 2 to 9 P.M. 2,049 volumes. Reading-room, 17 periodicals. 13 Broadway Extension. STATION Q. UPHAM's Corn ER DELIVERY. All Day. 752 Dudley Street. STATION R. WARREN STREET DELIVERY. All Day, also Sunday. 329 Warren Street. STATION S. ROXBURY CROSSING DELIVERY. 2 to 6 and 7 to 9 P.M. 208 volumes, 10 periodicals. 1154 Tremont street. STATION T. BOYLSTON DELIVERY. All Day, also Sunday. Lamartine, corner of Paul Gore street. STATION U. WARD NINE DELIVERY. 2 to 6 and 7 to 9 P.M. 196 volumes. 62 Union Park street. STATION W. In DUSTRIAL SCHOOL DELIVERY. 4 to 6 and 7 to 9 P.M. 39 North Bennet street. STATION Y. ANDREW SQUARE READING—Room. 2 to 6 and 7 to 9 P.M. 203 volumes, 10 periodicals. John A. Andrew School-house, Dorchester street.

Office, Faneuil Hall Market.
[Rev. Ord., 1898, Chap. 25 and Chap. 47, §§ 60–65.]

GEORGE E. McKAY, Superintendent of Markets. Appointed annually. Salary, $3,000.

Faneuil Hall Market, proposed in Mayor Quincy's message of July 31, 1823, and completed in 1826, was under the charge of a clerk of the Market, until an ordinance of September 9, 1852, established the office of Superintendent.

Office, 64 Pemberton Square.
[Rev. Ord., 1898, Chap. 26.]




HAROLD E. BRENTON. Term ends in 1906.
JAMES M. MCLAUGHLIN. Term ends in 1905.
ALFRED DE WOTO. Term ends in 1904.
PHILIP GREELY. Term ends in 1903.
JOHN A. O’SHEA. Term ends in 1902.

The Music Department was established by ordinance April 23, 1898. It is placed in charge of a board of five commissioners known as the Music Trustees. The Board is given charge and control of the selection of public music, to be given either indoors or in the open air, for parades, concerts, public celebrations and other purposes under the authority of the City Council, except entertainments for children on the Fourth of July. It determines the parties to furnish the same, makes the contracts and expends all moneys to be paid from the City treasury for such music.

Office, Charity Building, Chardon Street.
[Stat. 1864, Chap. 128; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap, 27.]


WILLIAM P. FowlER, Chairman.
BENJAMIN PETTEE, Secretary. Salary, $3,500.

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