Historical sketch of the Library of Brown University, with regulations

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Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, printers, 1861 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 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 - 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 269 - Societies, making a total of 36,000. Several of the College Professors0 have good Libraries in the specialities to which they are devoted. That of Dr. Sears is deserving of special mention. It contains upwards of 7,000 * In this connection it may not be improper to refer to the magnificent private collection of Mr. JC Brown, a member of the Board of Fellows, to whose liberality the College Library is so greatly indebted. It contains upwards of 10,000 volumes, selected with excellent judgment and...
Page 262 - That immediate measures be taken to raise by subscription, the sum of twenty-Jive 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 259 - President shall for ever be a Baptist, it allows neither him, in his official character, nor any other officer of instruction, to inculcate any sectarian doctrine; it forbids all religious tests; and it requires that all denominations of Christians, behaving alike, shall be treated alike. This Charter is congenial with the whole of the civil government established here by the venerable Roger Williams, who allowed ... no preeminence of one denomination over another, and none has ever been allowed...
Page 271 - In no case, however, shall books be lent to Undergraduates, unless they are present to sign a receipt for the same. No person except officers of instruction shall borrow from the Library more than one folio, which he may keep four weeks ; or one quarto, which he may keep three weeks ; or two octavos or two duodecimos, which he may keep two weeks. For every book not returned at the time specified, the person borrowing it shall pay for each folio or quarto, three cents ; and for each octavo or duodecimo,...
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 268 - ... Analysis of Ornament, octavo ; WYATT'S Metalwork and its Artistic Design, (printed in colors,) folio. But our limits will not admit of further details. From this imperfect sketch it will be seen, that the Library of Brown University, although not large, numbering but about thirty-five thousand volumes, is unusually choice and valuable. A large proportion of the books have been selected with special reference to the wants of students, and gentlemen engaged in literary and scientific research....
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...

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