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AMERICAN AFFAIRS IN 1798. JACOB WAGNER TO COLONEL READ.
AMERICAN AFFAIRS IN 1800. PELEG WADSWORTH TO JACOB BURNET.
WAR OF 1812. ACCOUNT OF THE CAPTURE OF THE U. S. SHIP

FROLIC BY THE BRITISH FRIGATE ORPHEUS, IN 1814.

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ERRATA.

p. 362, line 8 of text, for 1903 read 1902.

p. 363, line 3, for MDMCII read MDCCCCII.

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SAMUEL P. AVERY.
JOHN BIGELOW.
JOHN L. CADWALADER
ANDREW H. GREEN.

H. VAN RENSSELAER KENNEDY
JOHN S. KENNEDY.

EDWARD KING.

LEWIS CASS LEDYARD.

ALEXANDER MAITLAND.

STEPHEN H. OLIN.

ALEXANDER E. ORR.

SETH LOW, Mayor of the City of New York, ex officio.

EDWARD M. GROUT, Comptroller of the City of New York, ex officio.
CHARLES V. FORNES, President of the Board of Aldermen, ex officio.

HENRY C. POTTER.
GEORGE L. RIVES.
PHILIP SCHUYLER.

GEORGE W. SMITH.

FREDERICK STURGES.

CHARLES HOWLAND RUSSELL.
WILLIAM W. APPLETON.
ANDREW CARNEGIE.
J. PIERPONT MORGAN.
SAMUEL GREENBAUM.
MORGAN J. O'BRIEN.

OFFICERS

President, Hon. JOHN BIGELOW.

First Vice-President, Rt. Rev. HENRY C. POTTER, D.D.

Second Vice-President, JOHN S. KENNEDY, Esq.

Secretary, CHARLES HOWLAND RUSSELL, Esq., 40 Lafayette Place.
Treasurer, EDWARD KING, Esq., Union Trust Company, 80 Broadway.
Director, JOHN S. BILLINGS, LL.D., 40 Lafayette Place.

COMMITTEES

Art, GEORGE W. SMITH, FREDERICK STURGES, ANDREW CARNEGIE.

Circulation, F. W. STEVENS, E. S. WHITMAN, CHARLES SCRIBNER, F. C. HUNT-
INGTON, W. W. APPLETON, Chairman; ALEXANDER MAITLAND, HENRY E. HOWLAND.

Executive, JOHN S. KENNEDY, George L. RiveS, SAMUEL P. AVERY, LEWIS CASS
LEDYARD, ALEXANDER MAITLAND.

Finance, FREDERICK STURGES, ALEXANDER MAITLAND, H. VAN RENSSELAER
KENNEDY, ANDREW H. GREEN, EDWARD KING, Treasurer, ex officio.

Law, CHARLES HOWLAND RUSSELL, JOHN L. CADWALADER, SAMUEL GREENBAUM.
Library, SAMUEL P. AVERY, PHILIP SCHUYLER, CHARLES HOWLAND RUSSELL,
ALEXANDER MAITLAND, MORGAN J. O'BRIEN.

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During the calendar year ending December 31, 1902, the number of volumes actually received (including exchanges) was 46,946, and of pamphlets 87,868.

The number of volumes catalogued was 52,631, and of pamphlets 32,835. The total number of cards written was 102,832.

The total number of readers during the calendar year was 165,434, and the number of volumes consulted was 410,671, not including those used at the free reference shelves.

There are now on the shelves of the Astor and Lenox Branches of the Library, available for readers, 586,433 volumes and 217,697 pamphlets.

CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT.

The most popular books of the month were (in non-fiction): Shakespeare's "Julius Cæsar," Riis's "Battle with the Slum," and Roosevelt's "The Strenuous Life;" (in adult fiction): Caine's "The Eternal City," Adams's "Confessions of a Wife," and Wister's "The Virginian;" (in juvenile fiction): Barbour's "Behind the Lines," Wiggin's "Birds' Christmas Carol," and Alcott's "Little Women."

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During the calendar year ending December 31, 1902, the number of volumes circulated for home use was 2,019,573; the number of readers consulting books from the shelves was 219,514; the number of new registrations was 28,220; the number of readers (minors) was 198, 267; the number of readers (total) was 405,393; the number of volumes accessioned was 18,435.

There are now on the shelves of all circulation branches, available for readers, 227,269 volumes.

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