Read and Download Ezra Abbot Cambridge book Classed Catalogue of the Library of the Cambridge High School in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TClassed Catalogue of the Library of the Cambridge High School. This book was released on 2015-08-04 with total page 260 pages. Book excerpt: Excerpt from Classed Catalogue of the Library of the Cambridge High School: With an Alphabetical Index, to Which Is Appended a List of the Philosophical and Other Apparatus Belonging to the School The Library of the Cambridge High School owes its origin partly: olielibcrnli yof a private individual, ami partly to en co era gem cut a;Vonled Iv I he Legislature of tiic State of Massachusetts. Thft nature of this encourae.enic.nl: may be learned from the following Pcsolvo, which wan approved March 7, 184.1. l!-:: iJ. -!: d.That 1.1k;provisions of 1 he I. i-uK-r of iUaieh (bird, eighteen hundred tmd forty-two, concerning -: -l: uol-iiin1-io( libraries, be, and i.lo same a.re hereby, extended to every city and town in the Commonwealth, nor. hi-i cniioi odivider! into school districts, in such manner ato give as man;.- liuv. - rili.ccn dollars to every such city or town as the number sixty is contained, exclusive of fractions., in flic number of children between the ages of four and sixteen years in said city or town; prin;i kd evidence be pvodm; dro the Treasurer, in boh: di of said city or to-.vn, of its having raised anil approiirialcd; Co:: the establishment of libraries, a sum equal to that which, by the provision of this. Resolve, it is entitled, to receive from the school fund. TheSchool Committee of Cambridge, in their beport for the year 184 .recommended to the town to raise the sum necessary to aiilhovie. it io drawan equal amount from the Slate Treasury. This recommendation was not. adopted. But, in the spring of 1850, the present Master of the High School, Mr. Elbridge Smith, generously ollercd to place at the disposal of the Citv Council a number of suitable books, selected from his private library, of snlliciont. value to enab)o thecity to avail itself of the patronage of the State. The off was accepted. The books presented to the City Council were appropriated to the High School, and an order was drawn by the May or on the Stale Treasurer to the amount of- 82 J.This money was expended for the purchase of boohs, under the direction of the School Committee The value of I he Library ai its comoienecmem .it thus appears, wasS 1, 650.Since that time, considerable additions have been made. Several hundred volumes have bee-n given by Mr. Smith, and valuable donaiions of boohs have boon received from other inuividuals, among whom may be mentioned the Hon. Edward Everett, Ceorgo Livcm-iore, Esq., I rot lienjamiu Tehee, I rof. C.C. Ifcllon. Prof. Henry W.!I on gfellow, the lift v.George 11. Koyes, P.T)., John Sargent. Esti., Charles Jt olsotn, Esq., JohnE. I-Iorr, Esq., Zclotcs Hosmer, Esq., and Master William Everett The city has appropriated $7a for the purchase of books and tor lancing, and has procure! a book-case at an expense of 5 11 r, The present value of the Library, which now contains about sixteen hundred volumes, may be estimated at not far from S 2, 400. Pot a lift or the seek! rresmted uud purrlin: !.sec the ttei-ert ef tii. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.