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Superintendent, No. 40 Lafayette Place, New York.
Entered at the Post Office at New York, N. Y., as second-class matter, January 30, 1897, under Act of July 16, 1894.
Published monthly by The New York Public Library, No. 40 Lafayette Place, New York City.
WILLIAM W. APPLETON.
ANDREW H. GREEN.
H. VAN RENSSELAER KENNEDY.
JOHN S. KENNEDY.
LEWIS CASS LEDYARD.
SETH LOW, Mayor of the City of New York, ex officio.
HENRY C. POTTER.
GEORGE L. RIVES.
CHARLES HOWLAND RUSSELL.
GEORGE W. SMITH.
President, Hon. JOHN BIGELOW, LL.D.
First Vice-President, Rt. Rev. HENRY C. POTTER, D.D., LL.D.
Secretary, CHARLES HOWLAND RUSSELL, Esq., 40 Lafayette Place.
Lafayette Place, 40. (ASTOR.)
Fifth Avenue, 890. (LENOX.)
East Broadway, 31. (CHATHAM SQUARE.)
East Broadway, 197. (Educational Alliance Building.)
7th Street. 106 Avenue C.
8th Street. 135 Second Avenue. (OTTENDORFer.)
13th Street, 251 West. 23d Street, 130 West. 34th Street, 215 East. 42d Street, 226 West. 59th Street, 113 East. 65th Street, 116 West.
79th Street, 222-224 East. Near 3d Avenue. (YORKVILLE.)
82d Street. 2279 Broadway. (ST. AGNES.)
91st Street, 121 West. Bet. Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues. (BLIND LIBRARY.)
Near 8th Avenue. (JACKSON SQUARE.)
Near 7th Avenue. (GEORGE BRUCE. Dept. headquarters.)
100th Street, 206 West. 110th Street, 174 East. 125th Street, 218 East.
156th Street, 922 St. Nicholas Avenue. (WASHINGTON HEIGHTS.)
During the month of October there were received at the Library, by purchase, 570 volumes and 292 pamphlets; by gift, 989 volumes and 4,082 pamphlets, and by exchange 103 volumes and 124 pamphlets; making a total of 1,662 volumes and 4,447 pamphlets.
There were catalogued 2,928 volumes and 3,442 pamphlets, for which were written 12,188 cards, in addition to which 2,094 slips were written for, and 15,221 cards received from, the copying machine.
The following table shows the number of readers, and the number of volumes consulted, in both the Astor and Lenox Branches of the Library, also the number of visitors to the Print Exhibit at the Lenox, during the month:
The most popular books of the month were (in non-fiction): Leupp's "How to Prepare for a Civil Service Examination," Phillip's "Ulysses," Longfellow's Poems; (in adult fiction) Chambers's "Maids of Paradise," Ward's "Lady Rose's Daughter," Allen's "Mettle of the Pasture"; (in juvenile fiction) "Alcott's "Little Women," Baldwin's "Fifty Famous Stories Retold," Henty's "With the Allies to Pekin."
The important gifts of the month were as follows: From John Bigelow, 13 broadsides and 20 caricatures, issued in Paris during the Siege and the Commune; from William K. Bixby, a copy of the Private Journal of Aaron Burr printed in full from the original manuscript (2 vols., privately printed at Rochester, 1903, 250 copies); from Arthur M. Beaupré, 25 volumes of the "Memorias del General O'Leary publicadas . . por orden del Gobierno de Venezuela . . .," 1880-1884;