Annual Report of the Provost to the Board of Trustees

Annual Report of the Provost to the Board of Trustees

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... in no small degree responsible for the increased use of the Library. During this summer these catalogues have been completed so that we now have an author and subject catalogue in each of the undergraduate reading-rooms. The accession number on August 31 is 25,768; the increase during the year being 2,868; 141 from gifts. Our income enabled us to purchase all reports, text-books, etc., on the Common Law--that is, the law of the English-speaking peoples--published during the year, except a few English textbooks excluded because of their purely local interest. It also enabled us to increase considerably the number of text-books previously published. The Librarian divides the accessions during the year as follows: Text-books, 1,064! Reports, 870; Statutes, 189; Digests, 65; Encyclopedias, 10; Periodicals, 234; Ordinances, 4; Bar Association Reports, 23; General Literature, 2; and Dictionaries, 7. The Library is not yet complete in reports of cases of the Common Law, as we lack several of the British Colonial Reports as well as most of the British India Reports. These reports are very expensive. The text-books on different subjects, especially the earlier text-books, are difficult to procure, but they are not expensive when found, and therefore it is to be hoped that in a few years the Library will be strong in this important particular. Our immediate need is in respect to Statute Law. The University is peculiarly complete in the State Law of the United States, but nine-tenths of the collection is in the General Library. The General Library also possesses a number of works on Roman Law and General Jurisprudence. It is hoped that some satisfactory arrangement may be arrived at during the coming year whereby the Statute Law so necessary for the work...
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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 358g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 123666387X
  • 9781236663870