Catalogue of the Mercantile Library Company of Philadelphia

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Mercantile Library Company, 1850 - Libraries - 308 pages
Excerpt from A Catalogue of the Mercantile Library Company Philadelphia: April 1850

This address was from the pen of William M. Walmsley, one of the purchasing committee, who labored most faithfully in the service of the Company from its institution until his decease, which occurred during the present year, 1840.

In the year 1824 an additional catalogue was published, at which time the Library contained 1500 volumes, there being then 380 members.

The rooms being much resorted to by the members, it was deemed proper to add a few daily newspapers to the collection of books and periodicals. At the annual meeting, 12th J annary, 1825, it was ordered that this change he made, and three city papers and two from New York were taken. The supply of papers has been moderately extended from time to time.

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