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ORGANIZATION OF THE LIBRARY DEPARTMENT.

The Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston, organized in 1852, are now incorporated under the provisions of Chapter 114, of the Acts of 1878, as amended. The Board for 1852 was a preliminary organization; that for 1853 made the first annual report. At first the Board consisted of one alderman and one common councilman and five citizens at large, until 1867, when a revised ordinance made it to consist of one alderman, two common councilmen and six citizens at large, two of whom retired, unless re-elected, each year, while the members from the City Council were elected yearly. In 1878 the organization of the Board was changed to include one alderman, one councilman, and five citizens at large, as before 1867; and in 1885, by the provisions of the amended city charter, the representation of the City Government upon the Board by an alderman and a councilman was abolished, leaving the Board as at present, consisting of five citizens at large, appointed by the Mayor, for five-year terms, the term of one member expiring each year. The following citizens at large have been members of the Board since its organization in 1852:

ABBOTT, SAMUEL APPLETON BROWNE, 1879-95.
APPLETON, THOMAS GOLD, 1852-57.

BENTON, JOSIAH HENRY, LL.D., 1894–.

BIGELOW, HON. JOHN PRESCOtt, 1852-68.

BOWDITCH, HENRY INGERSOLL, M.D., 1865-68.

BOWDITCH, HENRY PICKERING, M.D., 1894-1902.

BOYLE, THOMAS FRANCIS, 1902-.
BRAMAN, JARVIS DWIGHT, 1869-72.

CARR, SAMUEL, 1895–96, 1908–.
CHASE, GEORGE BIGELOW, 1876-85.

CLARKE, JAMES FREEMAN, D.D., 1895-1907.

CURTIS, DANIEL Sargent, 1873-75.

DENORMANDIe, James, d.d., 1895-1907.
DWIGHT, THOMAS, M.D., 1899-1907.
EVERETT, HON. EDWARD, 1852-64.
FROTHINGHAM, RICHARD, LL.D., 1875–79.
GREEN, SAMUEL ABBOTT, M.D., 1868-78.
GREENOUGH, WILLIAM Whitwell, 1856–88.
HAYNES, PROF. HENRY WILLIAMSON, 1880-94.

HILLARD, HON. GEORGE STILLMAN, 1872-75; 76-77.
Kenney, WILLIAM FRANCIS, A.M., 1907–.

LINCOLN, SOLOMON, 1897-1907.

MANN, ALEXANDER, D.D., 1908–.

MORTON, HON. ELLIS WESLEY, 1870-73.

PIERCE PHINEAS, 1888–94.

PRINCE, HON. FREDERICK OCTAVIUS, 1888-99.

PUTNAM, GEORGE, D.D., 1868–77.

RICHARDS, WILLIAM REUBEN, 1889-95.

SHURTLEFF, HON. NATHANIEL BRADSTREET, 1852-68.
THOMAS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, LL.D., 1877-78.

TICKNOR, GEORGE, LL.D., 1852-66.
WALKER, FRANCIS AMASA, LL.D., 1896.
WHIPPLE, Edwin Pevey, 1868–70.
WHITMORE, WILLIAM HENRY, 1885-88.

WINSOR, JUSTIN, LL.D., 1867-68.

The HON. EDWARD EVERETT was President of the Board from 1852 to 1864; GEORGE TICKNOR, in 1865; William W. GREENOUGH, from 1866 to April, 1888; PROF. HENRY W. HAYNES, from May 7, 1888, to May 12, 1888; SAMUEL A. B. ABBOTT, May 12, 1888, to April 30, 1895; HON. F. O. PRINCE, October 8, 1895, to May 8, 1899; SOLOMON LINCOLN, May 12, 1899, to October 15, 1907; REV. JAMES DE NORMANDIE, January 31, 1908, to May 8, 1908; JOSIAH H. BENTON, since May 8, 1908.

LIBRARIANS.

(From 1858 to 1877, the chief executive officer was entitled Superintendent.)

CAPEN, EDWARD, Librarian, May 13, 1852-December 16, 1874. JEWETT, CHARLES C., Superintendent, 1858-January 9, 1868. WINSOR, JUSTIN, LL.D., Superintendent, February 25, 1868-September 30, 1877.

GREEN, SAMUEL A., M.D., Trustee, Acting Librarian, October 1, 1877-September 30, 1878.

CHAMBERLAIN, Mellen, ll.D., Librarian, October 1, 1878-September 30, 1890.

DWIGHT, THEODORE F., Librarian, April 13, 1892-April 30, 1894. PUTNAM, HERBERT, LL.D., Librarian, February 11, 1895-April 30, 1899.

WHITNEY, JAMES L., Acting Librarian, March 31, 1899-December 21, 1899; Librarian, December 22, 1899-January 31, 1903. WADLIN, HORACE G., LITT.D., Librarian, since February 1 1903.

LIBRARY SYSTEM, FEBRUARY 1, 1911.

DEPARTMENTS.

Central Library, Copley Sq. Established May 2, 1854.......

OPENED.

Mar. 11, 1895

*East Boston Branch, 37 Meridian St......

South Boston Branch, 372 Broadway..
Roxbury Branch, 46 Millmont St.....

Charlestown Branch, City Sq......

†Brighton Branch, Academy Hill Rd.

Dorchester Branch, Arcadia, cor. Adams St.....

§South End Branch, 397 Shawmut Ave.....

§Jamaica Plain Branch, Jackson Hall, (temporarily) Centre St....
West Roxbury Branch, Centre, near Mt. Vernon St......
†West End Branch, Cambridge, cor. Lynde St.....
Upham's Corner Branch, Columbia Rd., cor. Bird St.................
Station A. Lower Mills Reading Room, Washington St......
B. Roslindale Reading Room, Washington St., cor. Ash-

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F. Mt. Bowdoin Reading Room, Washington, cor. Eldon

St......

Nov. 1, 1886

G. Allston Reading Room, 354 Cambridge St.......

Mar. 11, 1889

J. Codman Square Reading Room, Washington, cor. Nor

folk St.....

Nov. 12, 1890

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N. Mt. Pleasant Reading Room, Dudley, cor. Magazine St.

Apr. 29, 1892

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Broadway Extension Reading Room, 13 Broadway
Extension....

R. Warren Street Reading Room, 390 Warren St........

S. Roxbury Crossing Reading Room, 1154 Tremont St....

T. Boylston Station Reading Room, The Lamartine, De

Jan. 18, 1897

Jan. 16, 1896

May 1, 1896

pot Sq......

Nov. 1, 1897

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W. Industrial School Reading Room, 39 North Bennet St..

Nov. 3, 1899

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Z. Orient Heights Reading Room, 1030 Bennington St...

June 25, 1901

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24. Parker Hill Reading Room, 1518 Tremont St.......

*As a branch.

+In building owned by City, and exclusively devoted to library uses. In City building, $Occupies rented rooms. The lessee of the Fellowes Athe

in part devoted to other municipal uses. naeum, a private library association.

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