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period from 1620 to 1720, which with Somers' Tracts, the Harleian Miscellany, and the Camden Society's publications, eminently deserve the attention of the student of English history: a series of the English Chroniclers from Bede downwards, in the original Latin, as well as in English: and Dansey's English Crusaders.

The above imperfect outline of certain features of the collection will serve, in some measure, to indicate the value of the Philadelphia and Loganian Libraries, as well to the public as to the members of the company; it being customary to permit persons who are not members, to consult works of reference in the rooms, without charge.

Unfortunately, this highly valuable collection is not in a fire-proof building; and the destruction of the Congress Library by fire, and other similar calamities, warn us not to presume too much on the impunity in this respect enjoyed for more than a century. Moreover, the accommodations in the present edifice will, in a few years, be exhausted, and further room will have to be provided. In view of these facts, the Directors have decided to make an appeal to the Stockholders and to the citizens of Philadelphia, for contributions to a BuildING FUND, to be invested separately until it is sufficient for the erection of a perfectly fire-proof building, of dimensions suited to the wants of the Library. It is not doubted that this appeal will be generously and liberally responded to.

APRIL, 1856.

STATE OF THE LIBRARY.

In August, 1835,

In April, 1856,
The Library contained,

The Library contained,
Works.
Volumes. Works.

Volumes. 1,184 Folios, 1,853 1,455 Folios,

2,578 2,282 Quartos, 3,454 2,698 Quartos,

3,893 9,220 Octavos, 18,721 14,012 Octavos,

29,065 6,076 Duodecimos, 11,193 11,655 Duodecimos, 17,786 18,762 35,221 29,820

TOTAL,

53,322 Duplicates, not catalogued, say, 1,000 THE LOGANIAN LIBRARY-contains, 9,873

TOTAL,

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A TABLE
Showing the Number of Shares Sold and Forfeited, and the Number Held

at the end of each year, from 1834 to 1854.
[NOTE. -For previous years, see Vol. I. of this Catalogue, p. xxx.]

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LIST OF DIRECTORS OF THE LIBRARY COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA.

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Philip Syng,

Benjamin Franklin,

Robert Grace,
Thomas Godfrey,
Isaac Penington,
John Jones,
Anthony Nicholas,
William Parsons,
Thomas Hopkinson,

Thomas Cadwalader,

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Hugh Roberts, Henry Pratt, John Nicholas, William Maugridge, William Rawle, William Coleman, Francis Richardson, William Plumsted, Evan Morgan, Charles Willing, Alexander Graydon, John Sober, Richard Peters, William Allen, Samuel Rhoads, Israel Pemberton, Phineas Bond, Joseph Stretch, Samuel Morris,

1731 1732 1734 1755 1731 1757 1762 1764 1731 1734 1739 1740 1731 1735 1731 1732 1731 1735 1731 1733 1731 1734 1746 1749 1731 1733 1731 1732 1783 1739 1752 1769 1773 1774 1732 1746 1753 1754 1732 1734 1732 1733 1732 1733 1733 1737 1734 1742 1758 1763 1734 1787 1735 1740 1735 1737 1740 1762 1737 1738 1737 1740 1737 1738 1746 1749 1738 1739 1738 1740 1739 1769 1772 1774 1740 1742 1740 1742 1740 1751

1766 1742 1762 1742 1746 1748 1749 1761 1762 1742 1746 1746 1758 1746 1748 1760 1761 1748 1749 1749 1752 1749 1753 1754 1760 1749 1751 1765 1769 1751 1752 1757 1765 1772 1778 1762 1763 1762 1771

Johu Dickinson, Edward Shippen, Jacob Shoemaker, Joseph Sims, Jacob Lewis, Joseph Swift, Daniel Rundle, Nicholas Waln, Thomas Mifflin, John Kaighn, Josiah Hewes, Joseph Paschall, Michael Hillegas, Lindsay Coats, John Morton, David Evans, Robert Strettell Jones, John Drinker, Robert Tuckniss, Mathew Clarkson, James Biddle, William Bettle, William Moore, Francis Hopkinson, Sharp Delany, Joseph Parker, Philip Benezet, Reynold Keen, Ezekiel Edwards, Mordecai Lewis, Joseph Stansbury, Isaac Bartram, Benjamin Poultney, Thomas Morris, Samuel Sbaw, James Logan, Thomas Parke, John Nancarrow, Richard Wells, Isaac Wharton, Richard Wistar, Benjamin Gibbs, William Rawle, Samuel Powel, William Bingham, Benjamin Rush, Samuel M. Fox, James Read, Joseph P. Norris, John Bleakley, Robert Waln, James Gibson, Gideon Hill Wells, Joshua Gilpin, Zaccheus Collins,

1762 1769 1763 1769 1763 1768 1764 1766 1764 1769 1766 1767 1766 1769 1767 1771 1768 1770 1769 1778 1781 1812 1769 1799 1769 1795 1769

1771 1769 1771 1769 1770 1769 1770 1770 1782 1770 1771 1770 1772 1771 1776 1771 1772 1771 1773 1771 1772 1771 | 1772 1772 1775 1772 1777 1774 1776 1774 1776 1775 1778 1776 1777 1780 1799 1776 1781 1776 1777 1777 1778 1793 1794 1777 1792 1777 1780 1778 1781 1778 1835 1778 1783 1781 1801 1782 1784 1783 1792 1793 1821 1784 1792 1792 1798 1821 1825 1792 1793 1792 1793 1792 1793 1793 1808 1794 1823 1795

1840 1798 1803 1799 1836 1799 1801 1803 1803 1811 1803 1831

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Jacob Duché,

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John Jones,
John Mifflin,
Lynford Lardner,
Joseph King,
Charles Norris,
Amos Strettell,

Abel James, Tench Francis, Francis Allison, Isaac Paschall, Charles Thomson,

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