Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters
volume IV (1876-1877)
Report of the librarian, p.  PDF (249.8 KB)
REPORT OF THE LIBRARIAN. To the President of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters: SIR: At the suggestion of the General Secretary, Dr. Davies, I have made a complete revision of the library of the Academy. This work has been of considerable difficulty, owing to the fact that the bulk of the library consists of pamphlets, and the unbound publications of the various scientific associ- ations in our own and foreign countries. Many of these are exceedingly valuable. Many of them contain the summation of the life-long investiga- tions of specialists in their particular department of the vast field of science. Owing to their not being sufficiently well bound, few of these are at present available to the members of the Academy - a thing to be deeply regretted, since these publications are to be found in no other library of the State, that of the Academy filling a distinct and separate purpose, being, to a large extent, supplementary to the State Historical Library. Taking these things into consideration, it seems advisable that a certain sum should be set aside annually for the purpose of preserving these various publications in a more substantial binding. The library of the Academy contains seven hundred and forty-four volumes, including pamphlets. Ufnder the present system of exchange, it is rapidly growing. I herewith transmit a complete catalogue, embracing all publica- tions received up to the present time (June 15th, 1878). The greater part of those from foreign societies have been forwarded by the courtesy of the Smith- sonian Institute, at Washington, D. C. W. A. GERMAIN, Acting Librarian. PUBLICATIONS OF LEARNED SOCIETIES. :Now in the library of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. EUROPEAN. BEL~GIJJTIe, Musee Teyler - Archives- Vol. I, Pts. 1, 2, 3 and 4. Vol II, Pts. 1, 2, 3 and 4. Vol. III, Pts. 1, 2, 3 and 4. Vol. IV, Pts. 1 and 2. Hainaut Academy of Science, Arts and Letters - Memoirs for 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876 and 1877.
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