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The second of the Carnegie branch libraries was opened November 2, at 31 East
Broadway, giving a new building for the Chatham Square branch formerly at 22 East
Broadway; a description of the building, with floor plans and elevation, was given
in the Bulletin for October, 1902. At the opening addresses were made by the pre-
siding officer Hon. Jacob A. Cantor, President of the Borough of Manhattan, A. E.
Bostwick, chief of the circulation department, and Hon. Samuel E. Greenbaum on

behalf of the board of trustees.

The important gifts of the month were as follows: From Messrs. G. P. Putnam's Sons, in recognition of courtesies extended by the Library and under the instructions of the author, copies of volumes 1 and 2 of John Boyd Thacher's "Christopher Columbus," New York, 1903; also for the same reason, from Messrs. Houghton, Mifflin & Co. a copy of their edition de luxe of John Fiske's "Dutch and Quaker Colonies," 2 volumes, 1903; from General James Grant Wilson, 7 folio scrap books, containing mounted biographical notices of Americans gathered in connection with his editorial work on Appleton's Cyclopædia of American Biography; from the Secretary of the Alaskan Boundary Tribunal, 5 volumes, including 2 atlases, and 1 pamphlet, being the case of the United States before the Tribunal, together with the Decision, signed October 20, 1903; from S. P. Avery, 14 volumes, including 5 volumes of "Gallery of Fashion," 1799-1830, 24 pamphlets and 4 prints; from Hon. Joseph H. Choate, a copy of his "The supreme court of the United States, Its place in the Constitution;" from Balbino Davalos, 2 volumes and 1 pamphlet; from the Evening Post, 62 volumes and 82 pamphlets; from Grace Church, 9 volumes of year books; from Herman C. Hoskier, a copy of his "Full account and collation of the Greek Cursive Codex Evangelium 604. . . in the British Museum," London, 1895; from Jivanji Jamshedji Modi, a copy of his "Parsees at the Court of Akbar, and "Dastur Meherjee Rânâ," Bombay, 1903; from Dr. Attilio Nardecchia, 82 volumes of the diamond edition of the Italian poets; from Hon. Morgan J. O'Brien, 43 volumes and 3 pamphlets, Irish works relating to the history, poetry and literature of Ireland; 'from Victor H. Paltsits, a copy of his " Bibliography of the 'works of Father Louis Hennepin," one of twenty-five copies reprinted from Hennepin's "A New Discovery," edited by R. G. Thwaites, published by A. C. McClurg & . Company, Chicago, 1903; from Miss L. L. Schuyler, 44 volumes, 361 pamphlets, 3 maps and a large number of newspapers, including publications of the United States Sanitary Commission, reports of charitable institutions, etc; from Philip Schuyler, a copy of the "Life of General Philip Schuyler," by Bayard Tuckerman, New York, 1903; from Mrs. Simon Sterne, "The life and public services of Simon Sterne," by John Foord, London, 1903, also a bust of the late Simon Sterne in bronze by Victor D. Brenner; and from Thomas Windsor, 9 volumes and 67 pamphlets, a collection of reports of English charitable societies, etc.

The exhibition of Arundel Society color prints and of Japanese prints at the Lenox has been continued, and in addition an exhibition of etchings of Camille Pissarro was set up. The exhibition at the Astor Branch of plates from "Das Interieur," "Der Moderne Stil," and "Portfolios of Spanish Art" was continued. At the Circulation branches the picture bulletins and reading lists were as follows: CHATHAM SQUARE, Birds, Hunting, Thanksgiving day, Paris, Art, Music, London, Ethics; EAST BROADWAY, Famous men and women born in November, The first Thanksgiving of the Nation, Thanksgiving day, Louisa M. Alcott, W. C. Bryant, Books for young folks; BOND STREET, New Books; AVENUE C, Thanksgiving day, New books, Famous men and women born in November, Selected list of books on city government and allied topics; OTTENDORFER, Shakespeare's plays, In the musical world, The opera, Thanksgiving day, Christmas day, Panama canal, The cliff dwellers, Pennsylvania, Mississippi valley and the south

ern states, City of Washington; JACKSON SQUARE, Edgar Allen Poe, Burns and Scotland, Hawthorne, Ireland, R. W. Emerson, The Netherlands, H. D. Thoreau, The Rhine and Heidelberg, Francis Parkman, France, Spain, Shakespeare, Naples and Pompeii, Florence, New books, Thanksgiving day, Henry Seton Merriman's works; MUHLENBERG, Cardinal Richelieu, Sir Walter Ralegh, Charlemagne, Daniel Webster, British Columbia, Thanksgiving day; THIRTY-FOURTH STREet, Thanksgiving day; GEORGE BRUCE, New books; FIFTY-NINTH STREET, Famous men and women born in November, Greek and Roman history, Thanksgiving day; RIVERSIDE, New books; YORKVILLE, Photography, Prairie, mountain, and shore, Compressed air, Fish and fish culture, Folk songs of Germany, Trees and forestry, Folk songs of Scandinavia and Russia, Where lumber comes from, Hänsel and Gretel, Message of the flowers, Pennsylvania, Poet and peasant, City of Washington, An evening with Tennyson, St. Louis exposition, Robert Browning, Lake Superior copper country, Books and reading, Making of a newspaper, Canada, Mexico, Mechanical flight, Joan of Arc, Oliver Cromwell, Napoleon, Thanksgiving day; ST. AGNES, Thanksgiving day, Panama, Heine, Roman art, The Greek theatre, Art during the renaissance, The rise of the drama, Dutch and German cathedrals, English cathedrals, Eschylus; BLOOMINGDALE, Henry Seton Merriman, Thanksgiving day, French and German cathedrals, English cathedrals, Daniel Webster, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln; AGUILAR, Famous men and women born in November, Louisa M. Alcott, Fairy tales, Thanksgiving day, Manchuria, New books, Porto Rico, Arabia, Music, Birds and bird life, Flowers and trees; HARLEM, Thanksgiving day; WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Thanksgiving day, Holland, Newspapers and newspaper makers, France, From mine to mint, Paris, Compressed

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At the meeting of the trustees of the library held on Wednesday, December 9th, 1903, being the first meeting of the Board of Trustees since the death of Mr. Andrew H. Green, who was a member of the Board, the following minute was unanimously adopted:

"ANDREW H. GREEN, a Trustee of the New York Public Library, died on the thirteenth of November, 1903.

"Mr. Green's life had been largely devoted to the advancement of the material and moral interests of this community.

"His active intellect, broad views, and indomitable courage and determination led to the accomplishment of many important and practical results, where men endowed to a less degree with those high qualities would have failed. They were features of his character which were fully appreciated by all who were brought in contact with him, and made him a recognized power in the community.

"Although he preferred to use his energies and exercise his influence in those ways which are open to the private citizen, occasional demands were made upon him for services in a public capacity which could not well be denied.

"For his services as Comptroller of the city, after the downfall of the Tweed ring, his vigorous assertion in that office of the rights of the city, and his steadfast and grim defense of the public treasury against the horde of plunderers who sought to enforce fraudulent claims against it, his fellow-citizens will always owe him a debt of gratitude.

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public parks and his earnest labors in relation to that subject is due, in large measure, the present extended and perfected system of public parks in this city. In an especial degree the beautiful Central Park represents the realization of ideals long cherished by him.

"His activities were not confined to municipal objects alone, for his efforts were largely instrumental in securing the Niagara Reservation, for all time to come, as a State park.

"Mr. Green had always been deeply interested in the development of the educational facilities of the city, and his selection by Mr. Tilden as one of the executors of his will and one of the trustees of the Tilden Trust, brought to him a most welcome opportunity of furthering those objects.

"He at once entered with all his accustomed energy upon the work of carrying out the great charitable purposes of Mr. Tilden's will.

"From his early years he had possessed in an unusual degree an appreciation of the enormous possibilities of growth for the City of New York. For years before his death he had cherished the project of uniting under a single municipal government all the territory now known as the Greater New York, and to him, more than to any other person, was due the successful accomplishment of that project.

"His appreciative sense of the importance of this great community, its varied needs and interests, its constantly accelerating growth, and its vast possibilities of future expansion, were ever present with him as an active force in the work which he thus undertook for library development and progress. He recognized to the fullest extent what a great public library system ought to be, and it was his earnest and constant effort that his ideals should be realized in the growth and development of the New York Public Library into an institution worthy of the great city of the future.

"Soon after Mr. Tilden's death, he procured the passage of the first act of the Legislature authorizing the consolidation of library corporations in the City of New York. He took an active part in the negotiations which resulted in the consolidation of the Astor Library, the Lenox Library, and the Tilden Trust into the present New York Public Library, and which made possible the uniting in a single body of the control and government of a great public library system in the city.

"One of the original trustees of the institution thus formed, he continued in the earnest and fruitful discharge of the duties of Trustee until his death. Ever ready with suggestion and counsel, active in interest, unsparing of effort, courageous and determined, he was an associate whose true worth and sterling qualities were fully recognized and appreciated by his fellow members of the Board."

LIST OF WORKS ON THE HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS (INCLUDING WORKS PRINTED BEFORE 1800) IN THE NEW YORK

PUBLIC LIBRARY.

**This list includes pure mathematics only; for applied mathematics reference should be made in the index catalogue to the subject headings relating to applications of mathematics, such as cosmography, astronomy, navigation, physics, metrology, accounting, etc.

A list of periodicals in the library relating to mathematics was printed in the Bulletin, volume 1, pages 73-75.

The alphabetical arrangement of this list serves as a complement to the arrangement in the index catalogue, where the cards are grouped chronologically by date of publication.

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GENERAL MATHEMATICS.

Bibliography.

Babbage (C.) Mathematical and scientific library; sold Feb., 1873. [London,] 1872. 8°. Beughem (C.) Bibliographia Mathematica et Artificiosa. 18°. Amstelodami, 1688.

Bobynin (V. V.) Russkaia fiziko-matematicheskaia bibliografia. Moscow: A. 1. Mamontov, 1886– 92. 8°.

Boston Public Library. List of mathematical works recently added to the Bowditch collection. May, 1878. Boston, 1878. 8 pp. sq. 4°.

Bradley (Morton Clark). A bibliography of foundations of geometry. (Proc. Indiana Acad. of Sci. 1898, pp. 117-147. Indianapolis, 1899.)

Bulletin de bibliographie, d'histoire & de biographie mathématiques, par [O.] Terquem. Paris, 1855-62. 8 v. in 7. 8°.

Cajori (Florian). Bibliography of fluxions and the calculus. (U. S. Bureau of Education. Circular of Information. 1890, no. 3. pp. 395-400.)

Catalogue d'une collection précieuse de livres mathématiques et astronomiques qui en vente publique seront adjugés au plus offrant à Berlin. 1853. Berlin: R. Friedländer & fils [1853]. 55 PP. 8°.

Congrès international de bibliographie des sciences mathématiques. Index du répertoire bibliographique des sciences mathématiques, publié par la commission permanente du répertoire. Paris, 1893. xiv, 80 pp. 8°.

Delambre (J. B. J.) Catalogue des livres de sa bibliothèque. Paris, 1824. 8°.

Friedlaender (R.) & Sohn. Catalogue d'une collection choisie de grands ouvrages et de journaux scientifiques. Sciences mathématiques

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Greenwood (J. M.) The evolution of the arithmetic in the United States. (Education. Boston, 1899. v. 20, pp. 193-201.)

Greenwood (James M.), and Martin Artemas). Notes on the history of American text books of arithmetic. (U. S. Bureau of Education. Annual Report, 1897/8, pp. 789-868; 1898/9, pp. 781-837.

Hagen (J. G.) Index operum Leonardi Euleri. viii, 80 pp. Berolini: F. L. Dames, 1896. 8°.

International catalogue of scientific literature. Annual issue. A. Mathematics. no. 1 (1902). London, 1902. 8°.

Pub. for the International Council by the Royal Society of London.

Labey (J. B.) Catalogue des livres de sa bibliothèque continué par P. P. de St. Vandrille. Paris 1839. 8°.

La Caille (N. L. de), abbé. Catalogue des livres de... La Caille... iv, 75 pp. Paris : Damonneville & Musier fils, 1762. 12°.

Bd. with Saint-Port (G. de) Catalogue des livres de .. Saint-Port... Paris, 1749.

Laisant (C. A.) Index bibliographique. (In his: La mathématique, philosophie-enseignement. Paris, 1898. pp. 285-286. 8°.)

Mathematische Wissenschaften. (Systematischer Katalog d. Bibliothek d. kk. technischHochschule in Wien. Heft 2, pp. 1–113. Wien, 1901.)

Merriman (Mansfield). A list of writings relating to the method of least squares, with historical and critical notes. New Haven, 1877. pp. 151232. 8°.

Repr.: Trans. Conn. Acad. V. 4, 1877.

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