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The more important gifts of the month were: From the Königliche Bibliothek, Berlin, 16 volumes of "Die Handschriften Verzeichnisse"; from the Century Association, 344 volumes and 758 pamphlets; from W. P. Clough, I volume and 5 pamphlets, being the brief for the defendants, Northern Securities Company, etc.; from Rev. D. Stuart Dodge, 1,108 volumes, 6,345 pamphlets, 8 atlases, 60 volumes of manuscripts, and a large number of separate manuscripts; from the Evening Post, 177 volumes and 140 pamphlets; from Dr. Austin Flint, a copy of his "Collected Essays and articles on Physiology and Medicine"; from the Hamburgische Gesellschaft zur Beförderung der Künste, 39 volumes, 25 pamphlets; from the House of Israel, 3 volumes of sermons, etc.; from Archer M. Huntington, 3 volumes, facsimile reprints of Spanish manuscripts; from the Lancaster County Historical Society, 7 volumes of its Papers; from George Austin Morrison, Jr., a copy of the "Compilation of Executive documents and diplomatic correspondence relating to a Trans-Isthmian Canal in Central America," in 3 volumes, of which only 100 copies were printed; from the Musical Art Society, 1 volume and 10 pamphlets, a complete set of the concert programmes; from the Parsee Punchayet Funds and Properties, Bombay, a copy of "Catalogue of Books on Iranian Literature published in Europe and India," compiled by Dr. Eugene Wilhelm and Khan Bahadur Bomonji Byramji Patel, 1901; from the Royal Magnetical and Meteorological Observatory, Batavia,

Java, 13 volumes of Observations; from Miss Louisa Lee Schuyler, 22 volumes and 67 pamphlets, charitable institution reports, etc.; from Mrs. Simon Sterne, 95 volumes and 293 pamphlets, also 3 atlases, 7 photographs, a map, and some manuscripts; from the United States Department of Justice, 2 volumes, being Brief of Counsel for United States in the Northern Securities case; from the United States Navy Department, 5 volumes of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion; from Mrs. E. N. Vanderpoel, 145 volumes, 8 pamphlets, 7 maps, and I print; from the Vermont State Library, 27 volumes and 25 pamphlets, all State documents; from the Misses Wisner, 2 volumes, Philadelphia Evening Post, 1777, and Lex Mercatoria Rediviva (1783); from the Burgomasters of Amsterdam, Enschede, Kampen, Utrecht, and Zwolle, Netherlands, 76 volumes and 21 pamphlets; and from the Governor of the Province of Liége, Belgium, 9 volumes and 3 pamphlets.

At the Lenox Branch were exhibited the Arundel Society color prints illustrating Italian and German art of the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries, and also a rearrangement of the Japanese prints. At the Astor Branch were exhibited plates from “Gemäldesammlung des Herrn Rudolf Kann . . . text von Bode."

At the Circulation branches the picture bulletins were as follows: OTTENDOrfer: A trip through Italy, and New York as it was and is; BRUCE: Easter, Nature; JACKSON SQUARE: Easter; MUHLENBURG: Easter; YORKVILLE: Colonial and Revolutionary stories; AGUILAR: English sovereigns, Famous men and women born in April, New books, Birds, Longfellow, Bronx; AVENUE C: Famous men and women born in April, Nature study, Battle of Lexington and Concord, Wm. Shakespeare, Edward Gibbon, New books; EAST BROADWAY: Famous men and women born in April, William Wordsworth, U. S. Grant, Washington Irving, William Shakespeare, E. E. Hale; FIFTY-NINTH STREET: Famous men and women born in April, Spring. In connection with the Mayor's Proclamation appointing the week May 25-30 for the celebration of the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the incorporation of the municipality as a city, there will be opened on Saturday, May 23d, an exhibition at the Lenox Branch of books, manuscripts, engravings and maps relating to New York under the Dutch.


Printed from the original manuscripts in the Ford Collection, New York Public Library.


By a conveyance of Mons! Penel's I informed you of M! Deanes infamous attack on you & W. Lee, since that the Party has spared no pains, nor means, however infamous, to strengthen themselves Lying, cajoling, intriguing, and feasting, with offers of sharing the profits of the public commerce you may well suppose have their influence, therefore you must not be surprised if D. returns with honor, & you are disgraced. You will see the necessity of being on your guard, & of collecting all the materials in your power to expose these wretches One of Deane's charges against you is that by a constant hatred of the french nation you had almost ruined our affairs, that you disgusted every Person with whom you had any business to transact you are the best judge how to obviate these charges, Franklin, Beaumarchais & Chaumont are the persons he depends upon in france to aid him in your ruin. I make no doubt you have a good understanding & friendship with M J. Adams, his opinion will have great weight in America.

M: Thos Paine, secretary to the comtee for foreign affairs having of his own accord undertaken to answer D. and having said something from whence might be infer'd that the military supplies we had from france was a present from the Court, the minister took it up; (with rather more warmth it is thot, than wou'd have proceeded merely from himself) which produced the congressional proceedings, you will see in the inclosed Gazette & Mr. Paine is out of office. The junto affect to dispise this writer because he is in low condition, but he galls them excessively, he is a favorite with the people, & they already begin to think very little of Deane. but the interested, know him to be the fittest man in the world for their purposes, and therefore stick by him. M! Drayton of S. C seems determined to go thro' thick & thin with him notwithstanding Mr. Izards clear testimony against him. Let W. L. be informed of every thing. M: Deane has told Congress that he shares the commission with the commercial agents in france, & that he has a meaness of manners, which is a disgrace to this Country. What think you of a Connecticut shop-keeper talking thus of a Gentleman?


[Endorsed:] Received from M. Turgot's Servant the 23d of May 1779



Revolving in my mind the substance of the Papers lately transmitted from Congress I shall now take this opportunity of troubling you with a few sentiments. I suppose it will be the policy of the Assembly to instruct their Delegates to

claim to the Ohio as the Western bounds of the State I could wish Congress would admit that as our boundary for the present; because when a new State is layed off I trust we will be more competent to fix its limits and prescribe conditions than men perhaps under an improper bias and very little acquainted with our municipal regulations.

Should not this Claim succeed; I would call it a reasonable Western boundary, and an ample Cession to give up the Lands on the Ohio, below the mouth of the Great Kanawa and West of the Anscioto Mountains, this would comprehend the Alleganey Mountains to us; because the Anscioto is an Indian description. A line runs S. W. from the mouth of Green Brier to the Carolina line would be near the thing. It should be the last retreat the Ridge and Mountains that divides the Eastern and Western Waters Because in that case the people in the two Southwestern Counties Montgomery and Washington (which contains an extent of 150 miles by 40 or 50) would necessarily be obliged to associate with the Inhabitants of N. Carolina situated on the heads of the Cherokee River and have in contemplation a new State in that beautiful valley of which the Cherokees are yet the principal possessers. It will be more inconvenient for that valley to be connected with Kentuckey, than remain an appendage to the Eastern parts.

It to me appears a very unwise temper to talk of force, spilling of blood, or persecution, to retain more dominion, under the fallacious idea it will give us weight in the Continental Scale, and the eye of Europe. I would rather conjecture that abolishing slavery, or sending away the Blacks, introducing artists and other emigrants from Europe, wise laws, pure manners, and a predominance of virtue, would make us truly respectable and powerful. Truly weighty is the consideration that when a separation takes place, that it may be like, good friends, promoting reciprocal interests, and happy in seeing each other do well. I think such an event might be brought about with the same temper as the division of a County. The Cheasapake may long be the mart for the Western Country, except for exports. This will be a channel for intercourse, and might not wise men, or rather wise legislatures improve it to be a very beneficial one.

It was some entertainment to me, to be frequently told, of the sentiment of individuals respecting my conduct lately in the Western Country, some considered I was aiming at public good, others private agrandizment. To an enlightened and unbias'd mind, I will always take pleasure to give an explication. I have hitherto endeavoured that my political conduct be guarded by two principal landmarks; the Constitution and the voice of the people; whilst I persevere under this description, I shall hope to be approved of by wise Republicans and good Men. I am Sir


with great respect

Your most Obedient Servant


Part I.

*** This list is devoted especially to works on shooting and to the literature of the gun. It includes many works on hunting in the American sense of the word, but not in the English sense, i.e. fox hunting. It includes a number of works on travel and a few on natural history, the division between works of these classes and sport not being sharply defined. It includes, also, the few books on falconry and archery contained in the library. It does not include the general works on arms and armor, or on military and naval artillery, ordnance, gunnery, etc.

As shown by the synoptical analysis below, the list falls into four broad groups: (1) general, miscellaneous works; (2) game, its varieties, preservation, protection, etc.; (3) works of local interest, relating to sport in, or to the sport of, various countries; (4) the gun and small arms, shooting, marksmanship, etc. Under the head of "game" are printed only titles of works on game in general, and on the hunting of the deer family, and of wild fowl; works on other kinds of game are included in the local arrangement, elephant-hunting with Asia or Africa, walrus-hunting with arctic sports, etc.

Of the works here noted, about 600 volumes have been given by Hon. John L. Cadwalader.

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Lallement (R.) et Conteray (R.) Bibliothèque historique et critique des théreuticographes ou écrivains qui ont traité de la chasse. Rouen, 1763. 8°.

Enslin (T.C.F.) Bibliothek der Forst- und- JagdWissenschaft, oder Verzeichniss der in älterer und neuerer Zeit, besonders aber vom Jahre 1750 bis gegen Ende des Jahres 1842 in Deutschland erschienenen Bücher über alle Theile des Forst- und Jagdwesens, über die Fischerei und den Vogelfang. Zuerst hrsg. von T. C. F. Enslin. Von neuem gänzlich umgearbeitet von W. Engelmann. Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 1843. 2 p.l., 102 pp. 2. ed. 8°. Yarrell (William). A catalogue of the valuable and interesting library of the late Wm. Yarrell, Esq., V.P.Z.S., F.L.S., etc., etc. . . . rare editions of Walton and Cotton's Angler and other works on angling and rural sports... which will be sold by auction by Mr. J. C. Stevens... [London,] 1856. 19 pp. 8°.

Burn (Jacob Henry). Catalogue of upwards of twenty thousand volumes of books and tracts col

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lected by the late Mr. Jacob Henry Burn,... sports and pastimes, . . . which will be sold by auction... July 21st, 1869. [London.] 151 pp. 8°.

Bibliography for sportsmen. (In: Hallock (C.) The sportsman's gazetteer. New York, 1880. 5. ed. pp. 659–677.)

Liste des ouvrages cynégétiques consultés. (In: Garnier (P.) La vénerie au XIXe siècle. Chasse des mammifères de France. Paris, 1882. pp. 433-438. 8°.)

Dodd, Mead & Co. Catalogue of a collection of books principally on angling and sporting. New York [1884]. 8°.

Souhart (R.) Bibliographie générale des ouvrages sur la chasse, la vénerie et la fauconnerie, publiés ou composés depuis le XVe siècle jusqu'à ce jour en français, latin, allemand, anglais, espagnol, italien, etc. Paris: P. Rouquette, 1886. vii, (4) 750 pp., 31. 8.

For continuation, see: Petit (Paul) Quelques additions à la Bibliographie générale des ouvrages sur la chasse... Louviers, 1888. 8°.

Petit (Paul). Quelques additions à la Bibliographie générale des ouvrages sur la chasse, la venerie et la fauconnerie par R. Souhart. Louviers: E. Izambert, 1888. 4 p.l., 144 col., 4 l. 8°.

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