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Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

LIBRARIAN'S REPORT.

To the Honorable Legislature of Massachusetts.

The Librarian of the State Library, in accordance with section 21 of chapter 5 of the Public Statutes, submits the following report for the year ending Sept. 30, 1893 :

ADDITIONS.
Number of Volumes added to the Library from Oct. 1, 1892, to

Sept. 30, 1893.
By purchase

1,259 domestic exchange

446 foreign exchange

84 donation.

937 officers of government

123

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1892.
Oct. 1 to
Sept. 30,

1893.

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Paid W. B. Clarke & Co. for books and periodicals

Boston Book Co.
Carl Schoenhof
Little, Brown & Co.
George H. Walker & Co.
George E. Littlefield
Theodore L. Cole
West Publishing Co.
N. J. Bartlett & Co.
F. H. Thomas Co.
Carswell & Co.
F. B. Sanborn
Joel P. Bishop
G. W. Bromley & Co
J. I. White & Co.
W. A. Greenough & Co.
Boston Advertiser
J. A. Lowell & Co.
Springfield Republican
Newspapers and carrier
Sampson, Davenport & Co.
A. M. Thayer & Co.
Sundry other bills for books
J. P. Ďale & Co., binding
J. L. Fairbanks & Co., stationery

Messenger and otber expenses
Balance

$1,581 02
1,074 89
649 99
543 28
252 00
251 40
166 25
125 00
107 68
86 00
84 25
30 00
29 40
25 00
24 00
18 00
12 00
10 00

8 00
21 00
6 00
7 25
94 40
595 57

58 55
203 23
32 83

$6,096 99

$6,096 99

By the foregoing account, which embraces the library year from Oct. 1, 1892, to Sept. 20, 1893, inclusive, it will be seen that the receipts and expenditures may be aggregated as follows:

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The amount expended for books, periodicals, pamphlets and maps each year, for the last ten years, has been as follows:

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GROWTH OF THE LIBRARY. The following table of comparisons will show at a glance the annual additions that have been made to the library during the past ten years, and the general classification of sources from which they were received:

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