Manual of Public Libraries, Institutions, and Societies: In the United States, and British Provinces of North America
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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