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Manual of public libraries, institutions, and societies, in the United States, and British provinces of North America.

Author: William Jones Rhees
Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1859.
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Based partly upon Jewett's Notices of public libraries in the United States, 1851, partly upon information obtained through circulars issued by the Smithsonian Institution. Most of the notices are dated 1857 and 1858.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Jones Rhees
OCLC Number: 3991453
Notes: Based partly upon Jewett's Notices of Public libraries in the United States, 1851, partly upon information obtained through circulars issued by the Smithsonian institution. Most of the notices are dated 1857 and 1858.
Description: xxviii, 687 pages
Contents: Notes and errata.--Introduction.--The construction of library buildings.--Local arrangement.--Routine duties.--Classification.--Catalogues.--Classes of books read.--Number of volumes read.--Books in different languages.--Exchanges.--Salaries of librarians.--Statistical tables.--Notices of libraries in the United States.--In Canada.--In Nova Scotia.--Common school libraries.--Sunday-school libraries.--Military libraries.--List of libraries in the United States.--In the British provinces.--Index.
Responsibility: By William J. Rhees, chief clerk of the Smithsonian institution.

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Based partly upon Jewett's Notices of public libraries in the United States, 1851, partly upon information obtained through circulars issued by the Smithsonian Institution. Most of the notices are dated 1857 and 1858.

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