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trustees will become entitled to a further sum under the will of Sarah Fellowes, upon trust, to be applied to the purchase of such books and periodicals as the said trustees may from time to time deem best to be placed in said Athenæum, as the property thereof :
Now, therefore, it is agreed between the parties hereto as follows, viz.
The said trustees shall proceed as soon as may be to erect a building which shall contain suitable accommodations for a Branch Public Library of the City of Boston as well as for said Athenæum.
As soon as said building shall be ready for occupancy, the said city shall appropriate towards a Branch Public Library, for the territory now comprising Wards 13, 14 and 15, as large a sum of money as has been, or shall be, appropriated for outfit and maintenance to any other Branch Library in said city, and the said city shall pay for the rental of said building the sum of sixteen hundred dollars per annum, which shall be paid annually to the said trustees, to be laid out by them, after paying insurance, repairs, etc., in the purchase of books and periodicals, to be the property of said Trustees of the Fellowes Athenæum in Roxbury, and their successors in said trust.
The rest of said appropriation shall be expended in the purchase of books and the administration and management of the joint institutions by the Trustees of the Public Library.
All books and periodicals purchased by the said Trustees of the Athenæum from any of the funds in their hands for the purchase of books as aforesaid, shall be put in charge of the custodians of the said Branch Public Library, being first distinctly marked as the property of said Trustees, and shall be subject to the direction of the Trustees of the Public Library, as to custody, care, and arrangement within the said building, and shall be open to the public for reading and circulation under such regulations as the said Trustees of the Public Library may, with the consent of the said Trustees of the Fellowes Athenæum, from time to time establish.
This contract shall be terminable by either party, at any time, upon giving six months' notice to the other party, and, upon its termination, the books shall belong to the party which shall have purchased them, or to whom they have been given ; the furniture, shelving, and all other movable property, which shall have been purchased by the city, shall belong to the said city; and the property
which shall hav been fixed to the real estate, and any furniture which may have been purchased by the said Trustees of the Fellowes Athenæum, shall belong to the said Trustees.
A suitable room shall be provided by the Trustees of the Fellowes Athenæum, in the building to be erected by them, and furnished by the city, for the joint use of the Trustees of the Fellowes Athenæum and the Trustees of the Public Library.
It is further agreed that all questions of detail of management, not herein provided for, shall be settled in conjunction by the Trustees of the Fellowes Athenæum and of the Public Library.
The above order was passed by the City Council, Dec. 30, 1871. The Indenture was on the 29th of January, 1872, signed by William Gaston, Mayor, in behalf of the City of Boston; and, under authority given, January 22d, 1872, by the Trustees of the Fellowes Athenæum, it was signed in their behalf by their President, George Putnam.
This was again modified by the following agreement, which was executed in consequence of an order of the City Council, authorizing the Mayor to sign such a supplemental indenture as may be approved by the Trustees of the Public Library :
This INDENTURE, made this twelfth day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-two, between the City of Boston and the Trustees of the Fellowes Athenæum, in Roxbury, a corporation duly created by law,
Witnesseth: :That the contract entered into by the said parties by an Indenture, duly executed, dated the twenty-ninth day of January, in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-two, shall be and hereby is changed and altered by striking out and expunging from the said Indenture the words 66 with the consent of the said Trustees of the Fellowes Athenæum," in the paragraph relating to the custody, care, arrangement, reading and circulation of books and periodicals purchased by said trustees; and also by striking out and expunging the paragraph in said Indenture which is in the following words, viz., “A suitable room shall be provided by the Trustees of the Fellowes Athenæum, in the building to be erected by them and furnished by the city for the joint use of the Trustees of Fellowes Atheneum, and the Trustees of the Public Library”and the said Indenture shall be construed for all purposes as though the words and provisions, hereby agreed to be stricken out and expunged, had not been inserted therein.
In witness whereof the said parties have caused their seals to be hereto affixed and these presents to be signed by William Gaston, Mayor of said City, and George Putnam, President of said Trustees, respectively, the day and year first above written.
CITY OF BOSTON,
By WILLIAM GASTON, MAYOR. [Seal.]
In presence of JAMES R. CARRET.
THE TRUSTEES OF THE FELLOWES ATHENÆUM,
by GEORGE PUTNAM, PRES'T.
Approved, by vote of the Trustees of the Public Library.
W. W. GREENOUGH,
PRES'T OF THE BOARD.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PLANS
of the building for the joint use of the Roxbury Branch of the Public Library and the Fellowes Athenæum, as drawn by N. J. Bradlee and W. J. Winslow, architects. The building is situated on Bartlett street, near Shawmut avenue.
Library Room. The bottom of the windows are eight feet from the floor, so that a range of shelving runs round the entire wall, broken only by the doorways. This shelving, not above reach of hand, will hold not far from 15,000 volumes. Twenty cases, or, without over-crowding, twenty-two cases, each nine feet long, double-faced, holding about 1,750 volumes each, and not over eight