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WILLIAM A. WHEELER, Chief. James L. Whitney, Principal Assistant ; Max Auerbach, Assistant and Curator of Patent Room ; Miss M. E. Joslyn, Assistant; J. Otis Williams, Curator of Pamphlets and Engravings; William H. Foster, Proof-Reader.
Mrs. R. M. Eastman, Extra Work ; Miss Harriet N. Pike, Ordering Clerk; Miss Mary McGrath, Assistant Ordering Clerk; Miss Elizabeth J. Stevenson, Newspapers and Duplicates; Miss A. B. Loud, Pamphlets ; Miss A. A. Nichols, Catalogues for Branches ; Miss Margaret McGrath, Curator of Public Card Catalogue.
Miss Alice M. Porée, Lower Hall Assistant.
Mrs. L. T. BARTON, Custodian. Appleton P. C. Griffin, Assistant Custodian; Ellen Stevenson, Annie M. Kennedy, Assistants.
BATES HALL DEPARTMENT.
JOSEPH SYKES, Keeper. Charles A. Wilson, Miss L. S. Norton, Miss Mary A. Tyler, Assistants. Charles H. Ginness, John Bresnahan, John Barry, Runners.
LOWER HALL DEPARTMENT.
EDWARD CAPEN, Keeper. Miss Elizabeth S. Haley, Delivery Clerk ; Miss Lydia F. Knowles, Receiving Clerk; Lucy A. W. Ginness, Keeper's Clerk ; Miss Elizabeth Ross, Misses Eliza J. Mack, Sarah A. Mack, Assistants.
Ellen E. Bresnahan, Ellen F. McCarty, Eliza F. Cotter, Henrietta E. Mack (extra), Florence E. Ginness (extra), Runners.
Elbridge Bradshaw, Registration Clerk.
Reading Room Attendants.
WILLIAM E. FORD, Janitor.
PETER Low, Foreman. Andrew M. Blake, Mrs. Martha Wheeler, Assistants. Note. --The binderies of Theodore Jackson and Jerome Seidensticker are also employed.
EAST BOSTON BRANCH LIBRARY.
Miss SARAH C. GODBOLD, Librarian.
Mary E. Cathcart, Runner.
A. W. Trask, Janitor. Misses Mary Lennon, Martha Hill, Alice Wing, Emma Pond, and Phebe Prince, Substitutes and extra Assistants.
SOUTH BOSTON BRANCH.
Mrs. ANNA C. D. KEEN, Librarian.
Norah McCarthy, Runner.
Joseph Baker, Janitor.
Messrs. Lee & Shepard, Boston.
Messrs. Little, Brown & Co., and Sampson Low, Son & Marston, Boston and London.
Mr. F. W. Christern, and M. Charles Reinwald, New York and Paris.
REPORT ON THE EXAMINATION OF THE LIBRARY.
To the Superintendent:
Sir, - For the year ending the 30th of April, 1871, there has been no regular examination of the Bates Hall collection, as the alterations in the hall and temporary changes in the location of the books have rendered it impossible. Since the completion of the shelving on the west side of the building the books have, however, been read by the shelf-lists and re-arranged in their proper places. Comparatively few of the volumes are missing, and it is believed that when the alterations on the east side are completed and the library again restored to its wonted order, the results of a full examination will prove as satisfactory as usual. Upon the Lower Hall library and the East Boston Branch, I beg leave to present the following
In the Lower Hall there were missing from the shelves at the time of examination
Missing volumes are constantly and persistently sought, yet accidents are liable to occur in a library of so large a circulation, and . make it quite possible for a few books to slip away without being accounted for.
Eleven volumes recorded missing during previous years appeared on the shelves at the last examination, and nearly all of them were found to have been wrongly numbered. Of this number one was reported missing last year, five were missing in 1868, three in 1867, and two in 1866.
The number of books missing from each alcove, is as follows:
At the East Boston Branch there were missing from the shelves at the time of examination .
I have also to report the following books which have disappeared from the Bates Hall desk, during the past library year:
I. 13 Burke's Dictionary of English peerage. Nov. 1871.
Also the following from the desk in the Periodical Reading
E. 7 Biographie des Contemporains, v. 14. June, 1871.
EXAMINING COMMITTEES FOR TWENTY YEARS.
The following gentlemen have served on the Examining Committees for the years given. The names in italics are those of Trustees, who have acted as chairmen of the various committees.
Abbott, Hon. J. G., 1870. Adams, Nehemiah, D.D., 1860. Alger, Rev. Wm. R., 1870. Appleton, Hon. Nathan, 1854. Aspinwall, Col. Thomas, 1860.
Eastburn, Manton, D.D., 1863. Eliot, Samuel, LL.D., 1868. Ellis, Calvin, M.D., 1871.
Field, Walbridge A., 1866.
Bailey, Edwin C., 1861.
Gannett, Ezra S., D.D., 1855. Gilchrist, Daniel S., 1872. Gould, A. A., M.D., 1864. Green, Samuel A., M.D., 1868. Greenough, William W., 1858.
Hale, Rev. Edward E., 1858. .
Chaney, Rev. George L., 1868. Clapp, William W., jr., 1864. Curtis, Charles P., 1862. Curtis, Daniel S., 1872.
Jeffries, B. Joy, N.D., 1869. Jewell, Hon. Harvey, 1863.
Dana, Samuel T., 1857.
Kidder, Henry P., 1870. .