Miscellaneous Documents: 30th Congress, 1st Session - 48th Congress, 2d Session and Special Session, Band 2

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Seite 11 - To discover, procure, and preserve whatever may relate to the natural, civil, literary and ecclesiastical history of the United States in general, and of this State in particular.
Seite 20 - That, in proportion as suitable arrangements can be made for their reception, all objects of art and of foreign and curious research, and all objects of natural history, plants, and geological and mineralogical specimens, belonging or hereafter to belong, to the United States...
Seite 97 - York, as their medical department, under the name of the College of Physicians and Surgeons In the City of New York.
Seite 147 - December, 1846, conferring upon it authority " to establish at or near the town of Romney a seminary of learning, for the instruction of youth in the various branches of science and literature.
Seite 39 - College libraries, (exclusive of students' libraries.) — Our colleges are mostly eleemosynary institutions. Their libraries are frequently the chance aggregations of the gifts of charity ; too many of them discarded, as well nigh worthless, from the shelves of the donors. This is not true of all our college libraries ; for among them are some very important collections, chosen with care and competent learning, purchased with economy, and guarded with prudence, — though ever available to those...
Seite 27 - It is due to the wise suggestion and philanthropic energy of Mr. William Wood, now living. in Canandaigua, New York. Lord Brougham remarks, that " although the remote origin of these institutions may be traced to Franklin, Mr. Wood has the merit of establishing them on their present plan, and adapting them peculiarly to the instruction of mechanics and apprentices. He founded the first in Boston, in 1820.
Seite 15 - ... museum and cabinet. The books are arranged on the shelves according to subjects. A shelf-catalogue is prepared, containing the titles of the books as they stand upon the shelves; by this the library is annually examined. A " Catalogue of books in the Portsmouth Atheneeum, to which are added the by-laws of the institution and a list of its proprietors...
Seite 77 - The trustees hereby declare, agreeably to the provisions of the Revised Statutes, that the Law Library, in its most extensive sense, comprehends such books of reference as should always be kept in it] but, during the session of the Legislature, of the Senate, of the Court for the Correction of Errors, and of any court held in the Capitol, law books may be taken from the library to any room in the Capitol, to be returned on the same day. The librarian shall previously charge each person, so taking,...
Seite 73 - An alphabetical index to subjects, treated in the reviews, and other periodicals, to which no indexes have been published ; prepared for the library of the Brothers in Unity, Yale College.
Seite 7 - The general plan. has continued to receive the approbation of the enlightened public both in this country and in Europe, and to increase general confidence in the power of the Institution to confer important benefits on our country and the world. In presenting the different operations of the Institution, I shall adopt, as in my last report, the principal divisions of the programme : 1st. Publication of memoirs in quarto volumes, consisting of positive additions to knowledge. 2d. Institution of original...

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