Literature Volume 194-221

Literature Volume 194-221

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...months to Whitslmtide, 1900. At that date a certificate of exemption was granted, under thc Scientific Societies Exemption Act. It is now contended that the ext-lnption is not rt-trospcctive. As a test case the matter is important. Surely the title to exemption was as clear in 1898 as in 1900, and we may hope that this principle will be atlirmed. Mr. Thomas Greenwood, having acquired the copies of tho second edition of Edward Edwards' " Memoirs of Libraries," as far as the sheets were finally revised by the author. lms generously them as gifts to the original subscribers where these could be traced and the remainder among the Ofiiccrs of the dilferent libraries of the kingdom. A scheme for assistingthe village and working men's libraries has been adopted by the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction in Ireland. Grants not exceeding 3 are to be distributed for the purchase of technical books from an approved list of standard works, dealing with agriculture, hygiene. chemistry, drcssinaking, &c. The design is excellent. and should induce a belief in the good intentions of the Government. The United States Bureau of Education lately issued a report on Libraries in the States. There are 5,383 libraries of over 1,000 volumes each, about half of which are supported by taxation and half by subscription. New York with T18 and Mzissacliilsctts with 571 take the lead, though new libraries founded in the 'cstern States largely account for the increase of 1,357 in the total number over those in existence five years ago. The increase in the number of libraries is chiefly due to tho lnunilicence of Mr. ('at-ncgie. who during the past. year has given more than 2,000,000 for the more

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