George Barrell Emerson Correspondence | Boston Public Library Archival and Manuscript Finding Aid Database
Collection Identifier: MS f Am. 142
Extent: 19.0 Items
Predominant Dates: 1847
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Scope and Contents: This collection contains ninteeen letters written to George Barrell Emerson in 1847 in response to a circular letter sent to schools in Boston, inquiring about the state of their libraries. The responses indicate whether the school presently has a library, whether the library in question has its own shelf space or is contained in a separate room, the cost of books currently held by the school, the desirability of a library for the exclusive use of teachers, the type of books owned by the school, and titles of books the school would like to possess. Several letters also specify the requirements their school necessitates to move from one class level up to the next.