Historical Sketch of the Library of Brown University: With Regulations

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Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, printers, 1861 - 272 pages
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Page 259 - In 1806 the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws was conferred upon him by the spontaneous vote of the University of Glasgow; and in 1808 he was elected a member of the National Institute of France.
Page 268 - Metcalf collection already described, it has a large number of bound and unbound pamphlets, " those leaves of an hour, and volumes of a season, and even of a week," which, says D'Israeli, " slight and evanescent things as they appear, and scorned at by opposite parties, while each cherishes its own, are in truth the records of the public mind, the secret history of a people, which does not always appear in the more open narrative.
Page 262 - ... thousand dollars, to be appropriated to the purchase of books for the Library and apparatus for the philosophical and chemical departments of Brown University. 2. Resolved, That the Chairman and Thomas P. Ives, be a Committee to carry the foregoing Resolution into effect.
Page 254 - At present we have but about 250 volumes and these not well chosen, being such as our friends could best spare," a statement which was equally true of many other college libraries of that period.
Page 271 - Librarian so direct, have a paper cover on it, which shall be returned undefaced with the book. And the Librarian shall require of the borrower a receipt for every book, if he be present; otherwise the book may be delivered on his written application. In no case, however, shall books be lent to Undergraduates, unless they are present to sign a receipt for the same.
Page 272 - No person shall lend to any other a book which he has borrowed from the Library, nor let it go from under his personal custody.
Page 265 - This collection includes a set of French, German and Italian classics, in the best and fullest library editions; the principal philosophical, scientific, and historical •works of late continental scholars; a complete set of the "Moniteur Universel...
Page 260 - England, in all two hundred and eighty-three volumes ; besides eighty-five volumes of classical and miscellaneous works, purchased by him at the order of Messrs. Brown & Ives. The...
Page 266 - Many were purchased at provincial sales. To supply the deficiencies of the library in standard English works, a subscription was opened among the friends of the college, amounting to about $5,000, and the same agent was appointed to select and purchase the book's.
Page 257 - Clarke. On a blank leaf it contains the following words in Roger Williams's handwriting: "For his honored and beloved Mr. John Clarke, an eminent Witnes of Christ Jesus, ag'st ye bloodie Doctrine of persecution, etc

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