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The inserted table gives the number admitted to graduation at the 1908 Commencement as well as those of former years. 10,475 degrees have been conferred, but there are some duplicates between the first and second degrees. The discrepancy between this table and the one given in the 1896–1897 report is due to a careful investigation while compiling data for the third Ten Year Book. One degree (M.D.) was conferred in 1899, but in 1907 was revoked because the candidate declined to accept it. One degree (D. V. M.) was conferred in June, 1905, but owing to a technicality was withdrawn and conferred again June, 1906, while another degree (D. V. M.) was conferred in 1907 but dated as June, 1906. Several degrees had been conferred and not recorded. Care has been taken to discriminate between closely allied degrees, but such have been grouped so as to show at a glance the number in each department.

Respectfully submitted,
David F. Hoy,




To the President of the University:

Sır:--I have the honor to submit herewith my annual report on the University Library for the year ending June 30th, 1908.

The following table shows the additions made to the various collections composing the University Library and the total present extent of the Library:

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Of the accessions to the general library (numbering 10,977 volumes), 3,646 volumes were gifts. In the accessions to the general library are included 806 volumes added to the various seminary and laboratory collections. Of the additions to the Law library 464 volumes were gifts, as were also three volumes of the additions to the Flower library and 21 volumes of the additions to the Stimson Hall library and 315 volumes were gifts to the Goldwin Smith Hall library.

The establishment of the Goldwin Smith Hall library is perhaps the most noteworthy event of the year. This is, in a way, for the students in the literary and historical courses a counterpart of the collections of apparatus and tools in the laboratories and workshops. It consists chiefly of additional copies of books, already in the general library, used in undergraduate work in the humanities, providing in some cases many copies of the books most in demand in the larger classes. The collection now numbers about eleven hundred volumes and is distinctly a reference collection. The books have been arranged on open shelves in a commodious reading room and have been classified according to the departments of instruction represented.

Among the more important gifts of the year the largest consists of 368 volumes of legal works bequeathed to the Law library by the late F. M. Finch. The general library received from ex-President White, 279 volumes; from Theodore Stanton, of the class of '76, 168 volumes; from C. W. Wason, of the class of '76, a complete set of the valuable publications of the Rowfant Club, complete sets of which are rare; from Samuel Fraser, a complete set of the Ayrshire Herdbook in 30 volumes. To yourself and to Professors Burr, Carpenter, Hart, Hewett, Tarr and Willcox, the Library is also indebted for many valuable additions. From the Hispanic Society of America we received three of the Society's costly facsimile reprints of rare Spanish works, and from Mr. C. H. St. John Hornby, a copy of his privately printed edition of Dante's Purgatorio. From the National Government and from various state and municipal governments the usual supply of federal, state and municipal documents has been received. From the English, Canadian and Australian Patent Offices we continue to receive their valuable publications. For the gifts here mentioned, and for the numerous minor gifts received during the year, prompt acknowledgement of our thanks has been made to the respective donors.

Among the more important and costly works purchased during the year may be noted a fifteenth century manuscript of Cicero's Tusculanæ Disputationes, a fifteenth century manuscript of St. Bernard's Miracula in itinere germanico patrata; facsimiles of the Codex Vindobonensis of Livy, of the Orsini codex of Petrarch's Rime, and of a modern illuminated manuscript of Petrarch's Trionfi; a set of the Tudor facsimile texts; Fry's Description of the Great Bible; Proctor's Index to Early Printed Books; Recopilacion de leyes de los reynos de las Indias, 1681; Imhoof-Blumer's Kleinasiatische Münzen; De Morgan's Mémoires de la Délégation en Perse; Cassin's Mammalogy of the U.S. Exploring Expedition; Dumerilet Bocourt's Etudes sur les Reptiles; Dumeril et Bibron's Erpétologie générale; Boulenger's Fishes of the Nile; Gratiolet's Mémoire sur les plis cérébraux de l'homme; Rothschild's Extinct Birds; Saccardo's Sylloge

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