who used books in the room without taking them for home use was 3,503.

Mr. Austen reports that the removal of this collection from the stacks has made serious interference with the usual use of the library in the delay occasioned to readers by looking up books in the card catalogue and asking for them at the delivery desk before finding that they were not in the stacks, and in the instances when books thus removed have been wanted for reserve use, and suggests that only duplicates should be thus removed from the stacks, That some inconvenience has been caused at first is no doubt true, but, from all that I can learn, I am of the opinion that the actual interference with the use of the library for working purposes has been very slight. The books needed for reserve use or for seminary work are easily transferred for a time to the seminaries, and during the past six months it has been necessary so to transfer only fifteen volumes. The delay to readers can be prevented very easily by indicating on the catalogue cards which books are in the circulating library. I am firmly convinced that our experience is likely to be similar to that of Yale, as reported by the present librarian, J. C. Schwab, who says that the maintenance of the Linonian and Brothers library as a separate section of the University library, though it involves some inconvenience in the general administration, is of great service in dealing with the body of students, under the plan of making it accessible to the students without restriction, and declares that the Linonian and Brothers library has greatly contributed in this way to instilling a love of books and reading in successive college generations, holding that the average undergraduate is much more benefited by a small and well-selected library to which he has unrestricted access than by the collections of a large University library, the proper use of which must necessarily be a matter of training.

In the first term of the year Mr. Austen gave his regular course of lectures on the use of books, which was followed by a course of instruction in practical work during the second term. In the second term the librarian gave his regular course of lectures on general bibliography. The annual record of publications by the University and its officers has been prepared by Miss Dame and is submitted herewith. The list of donors accompanying this report has been prepared by Miss Thornburg.

In closing I beg to repeat the recommendation made in my last report that plans be matured for the extension of the building, which cannot much longer be delayed.

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Under the Auspices of the University


The University records. 7 s. no. 1-5. 2m. Ithaca, 1906-1907. 5 nos. 8°. Photo-engrs.

Contents:-vii. 1. New York State College of Agriculture, winter-courses, 1906-1907.

Fourteenth annual report of President Schurman, 1905-1906. 3. The register, 1906-1907.

4. Announcement of the sixteenth summer session, July 4 to August 14, 1907.

5. The College of Arts and Sciences.

Abstracts of work done in the laboratory of veterinary physiology and pharmacology, under the direction of P. A. Fish. No. 4. Ithaca, 1907

8o. pp. 67. Figs.
Academic freedom; an address delivered before the New York
Theta Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society at Cornell University,
May 29, 1907, by C. W. Eliot. Ithaca, 1907. 8°. pp. 24.

The Cornell civil engineer and transactions of the Association of Civil Engineers of Cornell University. Vol. xv., no. 1-2, MarchApril, 1907. m. Ithaca, 1907.

8o. Illus. The Cornell countryman. Vol. iv., no. 1-9. Oct., 1906-June, 1907. Ithaca, 1906-1907. 9 nos. go. Mus.

2 nos.



Directory of resident officers of instruction and government and of students, Oct. 9, 1906. [Ithaca), 1906. sm. 8°. pp. 36.

Same, Feb. 12, 1907. [Ithaca], 1907. sm. 89. pp. 35.

Fourth annual musical festival in connection with the Ezra Cornell centennial, Cornell University, April 25-27, 1907. Ithaca, 1907. 8o. pp. 56+(3). Portrs.

The human side of the engineering profession, by V. Karapetoff; abstract of an address delivered before the New York Electrical Society, Oct. 31, 1907. Ithaca, 1906. 8o. pp. II.

The journal of physical chemistry; edited by W. D. Bancroft [and] 1. E. Trevor. Vol. x., no. 7-xi., no. 6, Oct., 1906—June, 1907. m. Ithaca, 1906-1907. 9 nos. 8o. Illus.

" Issued monthly except in July, August and September.”

The philosophical review; edited by J. E. Creighton and E. Albee, with the coöperation of J. Seth. Vol. xv., no. 5-xvi., no. 3, Sept., 1906-May, 1907. New York, 1906-1907. 5 nos. 8°.

The physical review; a journal of experimental and theoretical physics, conducted by E. L. Nichols, E. Merritt and F. Bedeil. Vol. xxiii-xxiv., July, 1906—June, 1907. m. New York, 1906-1907. 20. 8o. Ilus.

Proceedings at the dedication of Goldwin Smith Hall, June 19, 1906. (Ithaca, 1906.) 8o. pp. 42. Portrs., frontisp. and orn.

Publications of Cornell University Medical College : studies from the Department of Pathology. Vol. vi. New York, 1906. 8°. Illus.

Services at Sage Chapel, Cornell University, Sunday, December 16, 1906, in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the burning of the Chi Psi Lodge, December 7, 1906. [Ithaca, 1907.) 8o. pp. 13. Orn.

Nineteenth annual report of the Agricultural Experiment Sta. tion, 1906. Ithaca, 1906. 8°. pp. xxii. +234. Nlus.

Bulletin of the Agricultural Experiment Station. No. 240-245. Ithaca, 1906-1907. 6 nos. 8o. Nlus.

Cornell reading course for farmers. 75. no. 31-35, Nov., 1906March, 1907. m. Ithaca, 1906-1907. 5 nos. 8o. Photo-engrs, and wdcts.

Cornell reading course for farmers' wives; M. Van Rensselaer, supervisor. 55. no. 21-25, Nov., 1906–March1907. Ithaca, 1906-1907. 5 nos. 8o. Photo-engrs.

Home nature-study course; by A. B. Comstock and J. W.


Spencer. N. S. vol. iii., no. 1-4, Oct., 1906-May, 1907. 2m. Ithaca, 1906-1907. 4 nos. 8°. Photo-engrs, and wdcts.

Junior naturalist monthly ; A. G. McCloskey, editor. N. S. vol. iii., no. 1-8, Oct., 1906—May, 1907. Ithaca, 1906-1907. 9 nos. 8o. Photo-engrs.

U. S. Department of Agriculture, N. Y. Section of the Climatological Service of the Weather Bureau. Report. Vol. xviii., no. 6xix., no 5, June, 1906——May, 1907. m. Ithaca, 1906-1907. 13 nos. 4o.

In coöperation with Cornell University.

- Weekly weather bulletin. Vol. [xviii.), no. 11-[xix.), no. 12, 3 July, 1906—25 June, 1907. [Ithaca), 1906-1907. 25 broadsides. In cooperation with Cornell University.

By Officers In the present list are included the titles of books, pamphlets and contributions to periodicals, transactions, etc., published by officers and fellows of the University during the period extending from July 1, 1906, to June 30, 1907, with some titles omitted in previous lists.

Adams, J. Q., jr. The authorship of two seventeenth century plays. (Modern Language Notes, May, 1907, vol. xxii., p. 135.)

Albee, E. Descriptive and normative sciences. (Philosophical Review, Jan., 1907, vol. xvi., p. 40.)

[Review of] The lit of reason; by G. Saptayana. Vol. III.-V. (Same, March, 1907, vol. xvi., p. 195.)

editor. The philosophical review, 1906-1907. Atkinson, G. F. Elementary botany. 3d ed., revised. New York, 1905. sm. 8°. pp. xiii. +513. Nlus.

The development of agaricus campestris. (Botanical Gazette, Oct., 1906, vol. xlii., p. 241.)

The influence of mushrooms on the growth of some plants. (Bulletin of the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, June, 1906, no. 240, p. 217.)

Bailey, L. H. Types of farming. New York, 1907. 16°. (Rural science series.)

The agricultural college and the farm-youth. (Century Magazine, Sept., 1906, vol. lxxii., p. 733.)

Education by means of agriculture. (Cornell Era, Dec., 1906, vol. xxxix., p. 105.)

I am that I am. (Cornell Countryman, Feb., 1907, vol. iv., p. 126.)

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The making of a modern farm. (Outlook, 25 Aug., 1906, vol. lxxxiii., p. 942.)

A rainy day, poem. (Century Magazine, March, 1907, vol. lxxiii., p. 694.)

The summons. (Cornell Countrynian, May, 1907, vol. iv., p. 244.)

Why some boys take to farming. (Century Magazine, Aug., 1906, vol. Ixxii., p. 612.)

editor. Cyclopedia of American agriculture; a popular survey of agricultural conditions, practices and ideals in the United States and Canada. Vol. i. New York, 1907. 4°. pp. xviii. +618. Illus.

editor. Cyclopedia of American horticulture, comprising suggestions for cultivation of horticultural plants sold in the United States and Canada. 4th ed. New York, 1906. 6v. 4°. Illus.

Bancroft, W. D. The electrochemistry of chemistry. (Transactions of the Amer. Electrochemical Soc., 1906, vol. ix., p. 13.)

Lecture room switchboard. (Same, p. 333.)

Photochemistry and the phase rule. (Jour. of Physical Chemistry, 1906, vol. x., p. 721.)

[Papers from the laboratory of W. D. Bancroft, published in the Jour. of Physical Chemistry, 1906-1907, vol. x.-xi.]

Vol. x. Electrolytic precipitation of bronzes, by B. E. Curry, p. 515; The constitution of the copper-tin alloys, by E. S. Shepherd and E. Blough, p. 630 ; Identification of solid phases, by L. F. Hawley, p. 654 ; Allotropic silver and its colors, by F. E. Gallagher, p. 701 ; Copper cathodes in nitric acid, by J. W. Turrentine, p. 715.

Vol. xi. Action of light on sulphur, by G. A. Rankin, p. 1; Equilibrium between ammonia and hydrogen sulphide, by J. P. Magnusson, p. 21; Manostats, by R. Stevenson, p. 107; Electrolytic precipitation of zinc, by R. C. Snowdon ; Polarization voltages in silver nitrate solutions ; by J. A. Wilkinson and H. W. Gillett.

Two of the above are also in Transactions of the Amer. Electrochemical Soc., 1906.

[Papers from the laboratory of W. D. Bancroft, published in the Transactions of the Amer. Electrochemical Soc., 1906, vol. ix.]

Laboratory resistance furnaces, by G. R. White, p. 143 ; Alternating current electrolysis with cadmium electrodes, by G. R. White, p. 305.

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