Manual of Public Libraries, Institutions, and Societies in the United States and British Provinces of North America

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Summary

Work is primarily a catalogue of information on public libraries in the United States, including brief biographical information, annual expenditures for books, statistics of number of books checked out, publications, and rules.

Subject

Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL)

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Notes

"This work was commenced with the intention of making it merely a continuation of a report prepared by Professor C. C. Jewett in 1850 for the Smithsonian Institution, but the materials which were collected in answer to circulars, contained much information relative to educational and other institutions that the compiler thought too important to be omitted." Includes page of notes and errata, salaries of librarians, and statistical tables of American public libraries.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1895

Topic

Libraries

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