Origin and Growth of the Library of the Massachusetts Historical Society: A Paper Presented at a Meeting of the Society, November the Society (Classic Reprint)

bySamuel Abbott Green

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Origin and Growth of the Library of the Massachusetts Historical Society: A Paper Presented at a Meeting of the Society, November the Society (Classic Reprint) by Samuel Abbott Green
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The Society continued to meet in its chamber at Faneuil Hall until June 11, 1794, a period of nearly two years, when it removed to the Tontine Crescent, Franklin Place, where, according to a deed executed on May 1, it had bought the fee of a large room in the upper story, over the archway which passed under the centre of the building. The apartment was forty feet in length and twenty-seven in breadth, and was finished at the Society's expense. At that time the Library is supposed to have had about 500 volumes and 300 pamphlets, for the most part relating to New England history, and for that period it was a very considerable collection of books. The explanation of the decrease in the number of pamphlets for the previous two years lies in the fact that during this period 75 volumes, more or less, had been bound, each volume con taining about ten pamphlets. For the first time the members owned their place Of meeting, which was their home for thirty nine years, until June 5, 1833. This period appears to be the natural cycle of the Society, as it occupied the old building on the present site in Tremont Street for the same term.

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Title:Origin and Growth of the Library of the Massachusetts Historical Society: A Paper Presented at a Me...Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:38 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.08 inShipping dimensions:38 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.08 inPublished:May 2, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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