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You are hereby appointed Librarian to the University of Virginia, with a compensation of 150. D. a year to be paid by the Proctor from the funds of the University. an important part of your charge will be to keep the books in a state of sound preservation undefiled and free from injury by moisture or other accident, and in their stated arrangement on the shelves according to the method and...
It is not lightly that I appreciate the favour (for such I greatly esteem it) lately confered on me by my appointment to the office of Librarian. Though so early an absence, is not the most auspicious sign of future—diligence & promptitude in place, yet I have to request one of you to whom I feel responsible until a meeting of the Faculty or Visitors or those under whose direction soever I may...
Agreeably to your request. I have sent by the boy. the 5 Catalogues embracing the works belonging to the Medical department. Mr Song has sent me his in M.S. which I enclose to you—so soon as the other gentlemen will have made out theirs, I will take the first opportunity of sending them up to you, CSmH .
According to your request I have sent the catalogue, which you have been so kind as to make for me. and with it Mr Bonnycastle’s, for the blotted state of which he desired me to apologise, as he has not had leisure to copy it afresh since comparing it with Mr Key’s— CSmH .
It is against my inclination that I trouble you & only when the conduct of my charge shall oblige me that I will— In the last arrangement of the library. I gave for reason of the disorder of the books The absence or carelessness of the young men in replacing them on the shelves—you read me the clause, “nor shall (a student) be allowed to take any book from the shelves, nor remain in the room...
The object of the reguln you quote, in yours of the 13 th , against permission to stranger or students to take books from their shelves, was to prevent their being misplaced thro’ carelessness or inattention. it is a rule in all considble libraries because a book misplaced is in fact lost, as nothing but accident or a revision of the whole library book by book can ever find it again. it was to...
There arrived here Friday, 3 boxes of Books from Hamburg amounting in all to 5 or 600 Vols wholly German; I presume your health would not allow it, if you felt inclined to undertake the labour of arranging them—Dr. Blætterman has commenced & will complete it. Shall the se works be arranged, under the chapters to which they belong, on the shelves with the old set; or be kept separate untill...
I am requested by the Proctor, to inform you that there is a box here sent from Co l Peyton; it is directed to you, at the University & we suppose it to contain books likely, for this Library; But wait your better directions The enactments respecting the regulation of the library do not, mention by whom the fines, for the detention of books beyond the limited time, are to be collected or when...
I have the pleasure to enclose you a catalogue of the books contained in the box I last opened; which are the books stricken out of the catalogue from which I copied mine: this present of Miss Gurney’s I have entered in my list of presents.— I have the accounts of German, French, & English purchases sent over by Mr J. Bohn, which if you desire I will send for your inspection; the total amounts...
I have the pleasure to inform you of the recovery of M r Hilliard’s account enclosed in your’s of 8 th Ins t . This paper was found bettween this place & CharlottesVille separately from your letter which I can hear nothing of—I have 5 or 6 cases prepared for the reception of the books, contained in this catalogue, which I suppose we may expect dayly. I have also, just recorded a present from...