Essays Offered to Herbert Putnam
by William Warner Bishop (9781406703450)

Essays Offered to Herbert Putnam
William Warner Bishop
Release Date: 01 March 2007
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 580
Category: Literature & Literary Studies
ISBN: 9781406703450
ISBN-10: 1406703451

ESSAYS OFFERED TO - HERBERT PUTNAM BY HIS COLLEAGUES AND FRIENDS ON HIS THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY AS LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS 5 APRIL 1929 EDITED BY WILLIAM WARNER BISHOP AND ANDREW KEOGH NEW HAVEN YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS MDCCCCXXIX Hi i-J, 4 . .. - . M .. r j Copyright 1929 by William Warner Bishop and Andrew Kcogh, Printed in the United States of America. O TO HERBERT PUTNAM ON behalf of the contributors to this anniversary vol ume, and of many others who were unable thus to give their tribute of regard and admiration, the editors - pre sent to you these essays on the completion of your thirty years as Librarian of Congress. They are both a review of your own professional career and in effect a summary of much of contemporary opinion on mat ters of librarianship, with some historical contributions by no means foreign to the craft. If the essays represent a wide variety of interests and of persons they but re flect the catholicity of your own spirit which has wel comed and fostered the most various forms of intel lectual activity. It has been a pleasure to gather and publish these essays. We hope that you will accept them for just what they are our spontaneous and sincere tribute to your leadership for a generation. WILLIAM WARNER BISHOP ANDREW KEOGH 5 APRIL 1929. vi CONTENTS The Size Factor in Library Problems 68 CLARIBEL R. BARNETT, Librarian of the United States De partment of Agriculture. Tom Sawyer, Detective The Origin of the Plot 80 J. CHRISTIAN BAY, Librarian of the John Crerar Library, The Law Division of the Library of Congress 89 EDWIN MONTEFIORE BORCHARD, Justus S. Hotchkiss Pro fessor of Law, Yale University. Nomads 97 ARTHUR ELMORE BOSTWICK, Librarian of the St. Louis PublicLibrary. Some Library Personnel Problems 103 GEORGE F. BOWERMAN, Librarian of the Public Library of the District of Columbia. The Ideally Perfect Library 113 GEORGE WATSON COLE, Librarian Emeritus, Henry E. Hunt ington Library and Art Gallery. Library Service to a City 128 LINDA A. EASTMAN, Librarian of the Cleveland Public Li brary, President of the American Library Association, Concert, A. D. 2025, in the Library of Congress 140 CARL ENGEL, Chief of the Music Division, Library of Con gress. William H. Whitmore and the Early Printed Laws of Mas sachusetts IA MAX FARRAND, Director of Research, Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. South African Libraries 151 MILTON J. FERGUSON, Librarian of the California State Li brary. A Division of Manuscripts 156 WORTHINGTON CHAUNCEY FORD, Editor, Massachusetts His torical Society. The Medical Library in Relation to the University Library 162 LT. COL. FIELDING HUDSON GARRISON, M. C., U. S. Army, Army Medical Library. CONTENTS vli A Brief Summary of the Activities of the Connecticut State Library, Hartford 172 GEORGE SEYMOUR GODARD, Librarian of the Connecticut State Library. The Library of Congress and its New Catalogue Some Unwritten History 178 JAMES C. M. HANSON, Professor of Bibliography, Classifica tion, and Cataloguing, Graduate Library School, University of Chicago. Reminiscences and Observations on the Card Distribution Work of the Library of Congress 195 CHARLES HARRIS HASTINGS, Chief of the Card Division, Li brary of Congress. Thirty Years Ago 207 FREDERICK C. HICKS, Law Librarian and Professor of Legal Bibliography, Yale University. Did Columbus Discover Tobago 211 Lucius LEE Hu BEARD, Regent, University of Michigan. The Library ofCongress A Depository of American Biog raphy 224 ALLEN JOHNSON, Editor of the Dictionary of American Bi ography, Franklin in France 226 JEAN JULES JUSSERAND, Formerly Ambassador of France to the United States, Copyright Libraries 248 SIR FREDERIC G KENYON, Director of the British Museum. Herbert Putnam 255 FREDERICK P. KEPPEL, President of the Carnegie Corporation. The Open-Shelf Library 257 HARRY LYMAN KOOPMAN, Librarian of Brown University, Zur Geschichte der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin in den Letz ten Dreissig Jahren 263 t HUGO A...

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