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Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
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 :
Sept. 30, 1893.
1,259 domestic exchange
446 foreign exchange
937 officers of government
Paid W. B. Clarke & Co. for books and periodicals
Boston Book Co.
Messenger and otber expenses
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:
The amount expended for books, periodicals, pamphlets and maps each year, for the last ten years, has been as follows:
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: