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17th March Aberdeen Act was adopted adopt the Free advantage Airdrie amount annual issues appointed Arbroath Art Galleries Baillie Biography burgh citizens Clauses collections of books considerable convened Councillor December District donation Dundee Edinburgh erection established favour Fiction Free Libraries Act Galashiels gentlemen give the number Glasgow Granite City Hawick income increased Institute Library Itinerating Libraries last census Lending Library Librarian LIBRARIES OF SCOTLAND Library and Museum Library rate Library was opened literature Magistrates and Council means Mitchell Library mittee North Berwick number of readers number of volumes penny per pound penny rate Picture Gallery Police Act Police Rates popular population present Public free Public Libraries public meeting purchase purposes ratepayers reading Reading-room Reference Library rent result Royal Burgh Sir Gilbert Scott Sir Peter specimens Stephen Mitchell subscribed Subscription Library success taken Thurso total issue Town Council volumes issued voting papers Walter Stirling
Page 7 - If any meeting called, as aforesaid, to determine as to the adoption of this Act for any Burgh, District, or Parish, shall determine against the adoption, no Meeting for a similar purpose shall be held for the space of two years at least, from the time of holding the previous Meeting;
Page 5 - Special, Local, or General Police Act. " Householders " in all Burghs shall mean all persons entitled to vote in the election of members of Parliament ; but in Districts it shall mean all persons assessed under, and for the purposes of any Local or General Police Act which may be in force therein; and in Parishes it shall mean all ratepayers under
Page 25 - To aid the selfculture of the operative classes from youth to manhood and old age, by furnishing them with warm, well-lighted, and every way comfortable accommodation at all seasons, for reading useful and interesting books in apartments of proper size attached to one or more Free Public Libraries provided for them; (2) to afford to the children
Page 5 - Police Rates" shall mean the rates, tolls, rents, income, and other monies whatsoever, which, under the provisions of any Police Act, shall be applicable for the general purposes of such Act. The
Page 7 - Museums, or shall hereafter be established under this Act, an Art Gallery or Museum, as the case may be, may at any time be established in connection therewith, without any further proceedings being taken under this Act;
Page 6 - shall provide and keep books in which shall be entered true and regular accounts of their receipts, payments, and liabilities with reference to the execution of this Act;
Page 5 - Districts " it shall mean the Commissioners, Trustees, or other body of persons, by whatever name distinguished, for the time being in office, and acting in execution of
Page 7 - all Libraries, Art Galleries, or Museums established under this Act, shall be open to the Public free of all charge.
Page 4 - 1849, a Select Committee of the House of Commons was appointed, on the motion of Mr. William Ewart, MP for