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Douglas are absent, & cannot therefore learn or assure You at this tyme, whether th Erle is privie to this Course tending as I verilie think, to shape of M! Richard Douglas & his Frendes from further dealing in these behalfs, & it is evident. enough from whence this Advice cometh, & to what end it is directed, therefore I leave th' Order of it wholly to your good Consideration right humbly prayeng You to deliver Me from ye Danger that may fall on Me by any busy or undutiful office to be found in Me & to direct Me what Course I shall take herein, with M: Douglas, to th' intent I may escape all Errour ether in ye Execution of my Service in my Charge, or in th' Accomplishm! of honest offices to be done to ye Gentleman interessed in this Matter, wherein I shall attend your Letter & Advice that my Doing may ye better agree to ye Course thought meetest to be followed herein. Edenb. 5o Aprilis. 1590.

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Published monthly by The New York Public Library, No. 40 Lafayette Place, New York City.
Subscription One Dollar a year, single numbers Ten Cents. Subscriptions may be sent to I. Ferris Lockwood, Business
Superintendent, No. 40 Lafayette Place, New York.

Entered at the Post Office at New York, N. Y., as second-class matter, January 30, 1897, under Act of July 16, 1894.

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

WILLIAM W. APPLETON.

SAMUEL P. AVERY.

JOHN BIGELOW.

JOHN L. CADWALADER.
ANDREW CARNEGIE.

ANDREW H. GREEN.

SAMUEL GREENBAUM.

H. VAN RENSSELAER KENNEDY.

JOHN S. KENNEDY.

EDWARD KING.

LEWIS CASS LEDYARD.

ALEXANDER MAITLAND.
J. PIERPONT MORGAN.
MORGAN J. O'BRIEN.
STEPHEN H. OLIN.

ALEXANDER E. ORR.

HENRY C. POTTER.

GEORGE L. RIVES.

CHARLES HOWLAND RUSSELL.

PHILIP SCHUYLER.

GEORGE W. SMITH.

FREDERICK STURGES.

SETH LOW, Mayor of the City of New York, ex officio.

EDWARD M. GROUT, Comptroller of the City of New York, ex officio.
CHARLES V. FORNES, President of the Board of Aldermen, ex officio.

OFFICERS

President, Hon. JOHN BIGELOW, LL.D.

First Vice-President, Rt. Rev. HENRY C. POTTER, D.D., LL.D.

Second Vice-President, JOHN S. KENNEDY, Esq.

Secretary, CHARLES HOWLAND RUSSELL, Esq., 40 Lafayette Place.
Treasurer, EDWARD KING, Esq., Union Trust Company, 80 Broadway.
Director, Dr. JOHN S. BILLINGS, 40 Lafayette Place.

BRANCHES-REFERENCE

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CIRCULATION

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Near 8th Avenue. (JACKSON SQUARE.)
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Between 2d and 3d Avenues.

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Near Broadway. (RIVERSIDE.)

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82d Street. 2279 Broadway. (ST. AGNES.)

91st Street, 121 West. Bet. Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues. (BLIND LIBRARY.) Near Broadway. (BLOOMINGDALE. TRAVELLING LIBRARIES.) Near 3d Avenue. (AGUILAR.)

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110th Street, 174 East. 125th Street, 218 East.

Near 3d Avenue. (HARLEM.)

156th Street, 922 St. Nicholas Avenue. (WASHINGTON HEIGHTS.)

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During the month of September there were received at the Library, by purchase, 586 volumes and 304 pamphlets; by gift, 1,008 volumes and 3,175 pamphlets, and by exchange, 44 volumes and 157 pamphlets; making a total of 1,638 volumes and 3,636 pamphlets.

There were catalogued 1,614 volumes and 2,366 pamphlets, for which were written 9,091 cards, in addition to which 2,114 slips were written for, and 11,325 cards received from, the copying machine.

The following table shows the number of readers, and the number of volumes consulted, in both the Astor and Lenox Branches of the Library, also the number of visitors to the Print Exhibit at the Lenox, during the month:

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CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT.

The most popular books of the month were (in non-fiction): Wentworth's Algebra," Waddington's "Letters of a Diplomat's Wife," Meyers's "History of Rome"; (adult fiction) Allen's "Mettle of the Pasture," Ward's "Lady Rose's Daughter," London's "Call of the Wild"; (juvenile fiction) Lang's "Red Fairy Book," Clemens's "Huckleberry Finn," Aldrich's "Story of a Bad Boy."

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