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REPORT OF THE LIBRARY OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. British Columbia. Legislative Assembly 1898

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 61 Vict. Report of Legislative Library. 777
of the
To the Honourable the Speaker of the. Legislative Assembly :
I have the honour to submit herewith the Report of the Legislative Library for the year
Owing to the long and unavoidable delay experienced in moving from the old Legislative
Buildings to the new quarters now being occupied, it was impossible to have completed as
satisfactory arrangements as were desirable before the meeting of the Legislative Assembly.
The progress of the year, considering the many obstacles, the result of the unsettled and
interrupted condition of the Library, was, on the whole, satisfactory, and may be indicated as
follows •—
Number of books donated    589    purchased ,   579
ii pamphlets donated      690 n     209
Total    1,279 788
It may be stated that, as the Library is practically beginning its history, an effort has
been made to start it on the most approved methods of modern library work. This is true of
every detail, the object being to proceed on a system that would not require re-modelling in
after years, when the institution will have grown to proportions that would render changes
expensive and burdensome.
The shelving is of the style recommended and supplied by the Library Bureau of Boston.
It is neat, light, strong, and adjustable. It is possible that further improvements may be
effected in library shelving, as in other departments of the work, but the shelving adopted is
not likely to be superseded for some years to come, and will always remain serviceable.
The cataloguing, which could not be undertaken until the books had a permanent place
on the shelves and were classified, is according to the card index system, now generally adopted
for all purposes of reference in libraries and museums. Its advantages over the old book
catalogue are numerous; it is neat, convenient, and automatically expansive, being capable of
extension indefinitely. The books are catalogued in two and, where necessary, three ways,
according to author, subject, and title, each card containing all particulars of the book or
pamphlet, with ample cross-reference.
The subject of indexing, or cataloguing, is one that has occupied the attention of a great
many experts, and may be said to have developed into a science, but it is one on which there
is by no means uniformity or agreement. Great advancement, however, has been made, and
it may be stated that any of the more approved systems is good if the details are well carried
out. In any event, the very best system must be adapted to the local requirements and conditions of particular libraries. What is known generally as the card index system, of which
there are many modifications, presents many advantages over the old systems, and by the next
meeting of the Legislature it is anticipated that the whole of the library will be fully and
completely indexed according to its principles.    The labour involved may be estimated from 778 Report of Legislative Library. 1897
the fact that about 35,000 entries are required to be made. This work has been placed in
charge of Miss Russell, who is a graduate of the Pratt Institute of Brooklyn.
In addition to the books in the library, it is in contemplation to index the Archives of
the Province from the earliest period, and also the Statutes, Sessional Papers, Journals, etc.,
to date, so as to render information on all subjects immediately available. The value of a
library, it may be stated, consists not so much in the number of its books as in the ease with
which its contents may be made available.
An accession book has been added, in which is entered each book and pamphlet as
received, with full particulars.
The tables in the reading room, the newspaper and magazine racks, the binders and files,
have all been selected from the very latest and most approved library designs, so that the
library is modern in every respect. Much more remains to be done to complete the arrangements in detail.
An effort has been made to build up on well-defined lines, and in view of the special
requirements, as shown by daily experience, as to the wants of the public.
Standing first are the needs of the Legislative Assembly. In this respect, efforts have
been persistently directed towards completing the series of the various public documents of
Canada, the Provinces, the British Colonies, the United States, and of Great Britain, as far
back as possible. Since last session, in addition to a great many missing volumes being
supplied, the debates of the Imperial House of Commons and the Imperial Statutes since about
1865 have been received through the courtesy of His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor; also
the Statutes and Reports of a number of the States of the Union.
One great want of a Parliamentary library is works of reference regarding matters of
public policy—constitutional and economic. A number of these have been placed on the
shelves, and others have been ordered. This department must necessarily grow slowly, as
legal and constitutional works of any value are very expensive as compared with ordinary
Although not so important from a parliamentary point of view, there is another department of the library which is, nevertheless, of extreme interest, and, in many respects, of great
value. I refer to the " Americana," to the western and Canadian portions of which I have
devoted special attention. The publications under the head of " Americana" would fill a
great library of themselves, and are greatly in demand among book collectors and libraries on
this continent, and, to some extent, in Great Britain as well. The works, however, which
have been sought in this case have been those bearing on the history of Canada in a general
way, and of the western portion in particular, with peculiar reference to the part within the
confines of this Province. The history of Canada, like that of all other countries, is a development. The evolution of British Columbia is traced through the great North-West from the
Atlantic on the one side, and through and along the Pacific Coast on the other. There is a
wide and little-explored field of literature which, in a special way, presents an exposition of
the progress of discovery, exploration, settlement, and development. It has been the object
to make this department of "Americana" a representative one in the sense of throwing light
on our early history as a Province. A very valuable and interesting collection has been made,
one of the best of its kind in Canada, but it is far from complete as yet. The main value of a
library of reference is to afford original sources of research. Very many of the volumes are
original editions, scarce and long out of print. The material here presented is available in
but few private libraries in this Province or elsewhere.
In this connection, many old pamphlets have been obtained, and a few manuscripts of
value. A number of the older series of maps pertaining to the coast have also been obtained.
A collection of early photographs has been begun, including those of many of the pioneers of
British Columbia, and historical scenes of interest. In time, it is hoped that these will grow
to dimensions that will render their preservation a matter of importance. The Library Commissioners are under obligations to numerous kind friends, whose interest in these matters
extends to assisting by donations and information, and whose efforts are greatly appreciated,
and without which progress in the directions indicated would be very slow.
In regard to other departments, additions are being constantly made in the way of
dictionaries, hand-books, manuals, useful works on mining, agriculture, forestry, fisheries,
general history, modern science and literature, travel, biography, etc. These, however, are
limited to a few of the leading works in each, so far as it is possible to obtain them without
too great expense, and by taking advantage of publications advertised in the catalogues of 61 Vict. Report of Legislative Library. 779
second-hand dealers, in which way it is possible, by careful selection, to obtain almost any
book published, at a price greatly less than that at which it was published, often at one-third
or one-quarter of the original. This is an art acquired by experience and care, which all
librarians study in order to make the most of an appropriation.
The object in view, as has been stated in previous reports, has been and is to fill the
shelves with, not merely books, but those volumes which best anticipate the wants of those
seeking information in various lines of study or research. Knowledge is so subdivided now
that no little difficulty is experienced in deciding what are works of reference and what are
not. It is questionable if the pabulum afforded by the majority of public libraries is really in
the interest of the public, tending as it does, from the very multitude of books, to destroy the
appreciation of literature as a whole.
It is, therefore, a matter of some concern in choosing to decide as to what should be
excluded rather than what should be included. Enquiry in many quarters is now being
directed towards ascertaining how libraries may be limited rather than how they should be
extended, at the same time retaining their useful features. —
An important departure has been decided on by the Honourable the Commissioners of
the Library for the ensuing year, with a view to extending the usefulness of the Library and
rendering much of the information it contains, necessarily more or less limited and local as it
is, available to the general public. The departure referred to is the establishment of a
travelling library something on the lines which have been adopted in several of the States of
the Union, notably Wisconsin, New York, Ohio and one or two others. The system, which
has been worked out successfully in these States, is operated by sending out boxes of books of
special interest to agricultural communities and to mining camps, and to villages or other
points where reading rooms have not been established. It is contemplated in this case to
place collections of books on agriculture in the hands of the Secretaries of Farmers' Institutes,
and publications of interest to miners in the hands of Government officials, and after a stated
time to shift them about so as, as far as practicable, to reach the greatest number. In this way
it will be possible to utilise many of the books in the Library, arrd official reports, of which there
are duplicates, in addition to which a number will be purchased for the purpose. Rules for
the proper care and circulation of the books will be sent to each temporary librarian. In the
States where the system has been adopted, it has been found that many persons are disposed
to assist in this work by contributions, and that the voluntary efforts of carrying companies
and others reduce the expense to small limits. In a Province like British Columbia, wheie
there are many isolated communities and not much literature in vogue, these libraries will be
greatly appreciated, and especially in the case of farmers it will enable them to have access to
books of special value to them which they otherwise would not obtain, and in many cases could
not afford to buy. It is not intended to circulate works of a general character, except where
these are incidentally available, or are contributed by outsiders. The work is intended to be
educative in special lines. It will not be possible to cover the whole of the Province at first,
but an effort will be made to reach such points as will best subserve the interests of the greatest
number of persons. As time goes on, and the public respond in supplementing the work of i
the Commissioners, it will be possible to extend. ■—'
With the approval of the Library Commissioners, the work of the Library for the ensuing
year is outlined briefly as follows:—
(a.) To classify and index the books and pamphlets thoroughly, according to the card
system, by subject, author and title:
(b.) To index all current articles of special local interest in newspapers and magazines:
(c.) To make files of special articles such as may be clipped and abstracted from current
newspapers, etc.:
(d.) To keep a series of scrapbooks as well, in which will be recorded minutes of councils,
reports of Boards of Trade, local biographical notices, important mining and railway news,
reports of the Provincial Parliament, with editorial comments, etc., etc.:
(e.) To undertake the indexing of the Sessional Papers, Statutes and newspapers from the
very first, so as to afford ready reference on all subjects of provincial interest. Experience of
the wants of the public suggest this as very desirable:
(f.) To index the Archives of the Province. There have been many enquiries about
matters and events of years ago which it is difficult to satisfy with the Archives in their
present unclassified condition: 780 Report of Legislative Library. 1897
(g.) To index the various departmental libraries in the Buildings, and keep a duplicate
catalogue in the Library of the Legislative Assembly, so as to be able to direct enquiry when
the information asked for can only be obtained in one of the other departments. This would
apply to special information on mining, agriculture or law, and render duplication of books
(h.) To collect photographs, prints and maps of local and historical interest, the same to
be properly filed :
(i.) To keep an exact record of the cost of the Library, and make monthly reports in
(j.) To draw up rules for the governance of the Library, to be duly promulgated by the
(k.) To establish a regular exchange list with other large libraries, and scientific, learned
and historical societies:
(I.) To supply local libraries with duplicates of reports and other publications that may
be available:
(m.) To publish at intervals bulletins containing special information, or reproductions of
valuable manuscripts of historical interest and value:
(n.) To aid in the distribution of useful knowledge regarding the natural resources of the
Province and the development of industry:
(o.) To carry out a system of travelling libraries for the benefit of outlying and isolated
communities that cannot afford, or the conditions of which will not permit of, the establishment of local free libraries.
The recommendation that the Archives of the Province, be properly classified and indexed
has been approved, and this, with the work of moving the Library, classifying, arranging,
cataloguing etc., has rendered it necessary to increase the staff temporarily by the addition of
two assistants at a small salary, and the employment of an experienced cataloguer.
During the year I prepared and published a Year Book of B. C. It was contemplated to
donate the profits to the Library fund, but owing to the very large expense involved, the cost
of printing and publishing approximating $6,000, the amount of profit if all the copies are
sold will be limited. The expense of producing future issues will be very much less, but the
price to make it popular will be necessarily reduced.
The matter of issuing it as a purely Government undertaking has been considered, but
the restrictions as to subjects dealt with and treatment necessarily render an official publication much less interesting. The favour with which the Year Book of 1897 has been received
suggests that the value as a general work of reference, if judiciously dealt with, is enhanced
as a private undertaking by admitting of the greater freedom of treatment which is possible.
In other respects the labour and responsibilities involved as an official publication would be
greatly reduced.
The preparation of material is greatly facilitated by the information available through
the Bureau of Statistics, and emphasizes the usefulness of a properly organized institution for
the collection of useful statistical information, which should have control of all sources of
The following is a list of persons and institutions receiving publications distributed
through the Library of the Legislative Assembly :—
Librarian Columbia University, New York, N. Y. Librarian Laval University, Quebec, Que.
Librarian University Toronto, Toronto, Ont. Librarian Victoria College, Cobourg, Ont.
Librarian Queen's University, Kingston, Ont. Librarian   California State Board of   Trade,  San
Librarian Michigan Mining School, Houghton, Mich. Francisco, Cal.
Librarian Agricultural College and School of Science, Secretary Chamber of Commerce, Tacoma, Wash.
Pullman, Wash., U. S. A. Secretary Chamber of Commerce, Seattle, Wash.
Librarian Princeton University, Princeton, N. J. Secretary Chamber of Commerce, Portland, Ore.
Librarian Public Library, New York, N. Y. Secretary Board of Trade, Montreal, Que.
Librarian American Academy of Political and Social Secretary Board of Trade, Toronto, Ont.
Science, Philadelphia, Pa. Secretary Board of Trade, Halifax, N. S. 61 Vict.
Report of Legislative Library.
List of Exchanges.—Continued.
Secretary Board of Trade, Victoria, B. C.
Secretary Board of Trade, Vancouver, B. C.
Secretary Board of Trade, New Westminster, B. C.
Secretary Board of Trade, Nanaimo, B. C.
Secretary Board of Trade, Revelstoke, B. C.
Secretary Board of Trade, Nelson, B. C.
Librarian Colonial Library, Sidney, N. S. W.
Librarian Colonial Library, Melbourne, Victoria.
Librarian Colonial Library, Brisbane, Queensland.
Librarian Colonial Library, Adelaide, S. Australia.
Librarian Free Library, Vernon, B. C.
Librarian Free Library, New Westminster, B. C.
Librarian Free Library, Victoria, B. C.
Librarian Free Library, Vancouver, B. C.
Librarian Library and Reading Room, Rev. Henry
Akehurst, Nelson, B. C.
Librarian South Park School, Victoria, B. C.
Librarian Reading Room, Quesnelle, B. C.
Librarian Y. M. C. A., Nanaimo B. C.
Librarian British Museum, London, England.
Librarian Natural History Society, St. John, N. B.
Librarian Society of Natural History, 312, Broadway, Cincinnatti, 0.
Librarian Historical and Scientific Society, Winnipeg, Man.
Librarian Canadian Institute, Toronto, Ont.
Librarian   Smithsonian    Institution,   Washington,
D. C.
Librarian American Historical Association, Washington, D. C.
Librarian Natural Academy of Sciences, Washington, D. C.
Librarian Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis,
Librarian Field Columbian Museum, Chicago, 111.
Librarian Legislative Assembly, Toronto, Ont.
Librarian Legislative Assembly, Quebec, Que.
Librarian Legislative Assembly, Winnipeg, Man.
Librarian Legislative Assembly, Charlottetown, P.
E. I.
Librarian Legislative Assembly, Fredericton, N. B.
Librarian Legislative Assembly, Halifax, N. S.
Librarian begislative Assembly, Regina, N. W. T.
Librarian House of Commons, Ottawa, Canada.
Librarian Normal School, Toronto, Ont.
Librarian McGill University, Montreal, Que.
Librarian Imperial Institute, London, England.
Librarian Royal Colonial Institute, London, Eng.
Librarian Free Library, Toronto, Ont.
Librarian Colonial Library, Perth, W. Australia.
Librarian Colonial Library, Hobart, Tasmania.
Librarian Colonial Librarian, Wellington, N. Z.
Librarian Colonial Library, Cape Town, Cape of
Good Hope, S. Africa.
Librarian Colonial Library, Victoria, Hong Kong.
Librarian Colonial Library, Kingston, Jamaica.
Librarian Colonial Library, Port au Spain, Trinidad.
Librarian Colonial Library, St. John's, Nfld.
Librarian State Library, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Librarian Colonial Library, Singapore, Straits Settlements.
Librarian Colonial Library, Colombo, Ceylon.
Librarian California Historical Society, San Francisco, Cal.
Librarian State Library, Salem, Ore.
Librarian State Library, Sacramento, Cal.
Librarian State Library, Boise City, Idaho.
Librarian State Library, Concord, N. H.
Librarian University State of New York, Albany,
N. Y.
Librarian Congressional Library, Washington, D.C.
Librarian Treasury Department, Washington, D.C.
Librarian Department of Interior, Washington, D.C.
Librarian Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
Librarian Department of the Navy, Washington,
Librarian War Department, Washington, D.C.
Librarian, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.
Librarian U. S. Geological Survey, Washington,
Librarian Bureau of Statistics, State Department,
Washington, D.C.
Librarian Bureau of Labour, Washington, D.C.
Librarian King's College, Windsor, N. S.
Librarian University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wy.
Librarian Leland Stanford University, Palo Alto,
Librarian, Carnegie Library, Pittsburg, Penn.
Librarian University of V ermont, Burlington, Vt.
Librarian University of California, Berkeley, Cal.
Secretary Board of Trade, Rossland, B.C.
Secretary Board of Trade, Kaslo, B.C.
Secretary Board of Trade, Trail, B.C.
C. P. R. Passenger Department, Montreal, Que.
Wm. Saunders, Director Experimental Farm, Ottawa, Ont.
S. E. Dawson, Queen's Printer, Ottawa, Ont.
Geo. Johnston, Statistician, Ottawa, Ont.
J. W. Powell, Director Bureau Ethnology, Wash-
ton, D.C.
Eugene A. Smith, State Geologist, University, Ala.
State Mineralogist, Sacramento, Cal.
John S. Titcomb, American Society Irrigation Engineers, Denver, Col.
Hon. Camille Jordan, French Consul, Vancouver,
C. J. Norwood, Inspector of Mines, Louisville, Ken
Samuel Calvin, State Geologist, Des Moines, Iowa.
Senor  Maximo Patricio  Morris,  Consul  de  Chili,
Vancouver, B.C.
D. J. McLeod, Superintendent of Education, Char
lottetown, P. E. I.
C. C. James, Department of Mining and Agriculture,
Toronto, Ont.
R. Marpole, General Superintendent C. P. R., Vancouver, B.C.
Hon. Don M. Dickinson, Attorney, Detroit, Mich.
Rev.  John B. Alexander, British Vice-Consul, Ta-
coma, Wash.
Canadian High Commissioner,  18, Victoria Street,
London, England.
Hon.  F.  G. Vernon, Agent-General for B.C.,  39,
Victoria Street, Westminster S., London, Eng.
State Geologist, Trenton, N.J.
Secretary Nebraska Irrigation Association, Lincoln,
Secretary Franklin Institution, Philadelphia, Pa.
Librarian Philosophical Society, Glasgow, Scotland.
C. R. Devlin, Canadian Immigration Agent, Dublin,
A.  F.  Jury, Dominion Immigration Office, Water
Street, Liverpool, England.
Journal  Society of Arts, Geo. Bell k Sons, York
Street, Covent Garden, London, England.
The Celestial Empire, Shanghai, China.
Japan Weekly Mail, Yokohama, Japan.
The Shanghai Mercury, Shanghai, China.
The Hong Kong Daily Press, Hong Kong, China.
State Library, Lansing, Michigan.
State Library, Austin, Texas. 782                                    Report of
Legislative Library.                                1897
List of Exchanges.—Concluded.
State Library, Springfield, Ills.
Registrar-General, Perth, Western Australia.
State Library, Annapolis, Md.
State Library, Boston, Massachusetts.
State Library, New Orleans, La.
State Library, Desmoines, Iowa.
State Library, Hartford, Conn.
State Library, Concord, New Hampshire.
State Library, Madison, Wis.
Sanitary Institute, London, England.
Secretary State Historical Society, Madison, V
'is.       The Mitchel Library, Glasgow, Scotland.
State Library, Sacramento, Cal.
State Library, Montpelier, Vermont.
State Library, Bismarck, North Dakota.
Johann Wulff'sohn, German Consul, Vancouver, B. C.
Under Secretary of State, Ottawa, Ont.
American Statistical Association, Boston, Mass.
State Library, Indianapolis, Indiana.
School of Practical Science, Toronto, Ont.
State Library, Atlanta, Georgia.
Ohio State Library, Cleveland, Ohio.
State Library, Columbia, South Carolina.
A. G. Wolfenbarger, Burr Block, Lincoln, Neb.
State Library, Jefferson City, Missouri.
Premier's Office, Melbourne, Victoria.
State Library, Carson City, Nevada.
Department of Mines, Brisbane, Queensland.
State Library, Nashville, Tennessee.
Canadian Warehousing and Forwarding Co., Tor
Department of State, Pierre, South Dakota.
onto, Ont.
Club, Nelson, B.C.
S. M. Wickett, Esq., M. A., Toronto, Ont.
The following is a list of newspapers
and magazines received at the Reading Room :—
Colonist, Victoria.
Journal, Ottawa.
Times, Victoria.
Templar, Hamilton (donated).
World, Vancouver.
Canadian American, Chicago.
News-Advertiser, Vancouver.
Free Press, Winnipeg.
Columbian, New Westminster.
Free Press-News Bulletin, Winnipeg.
Free Press, Nanaimo.
Field, London.
Miner, Rossland.
W7eekly Times, London.
Record, Rossland.
Daily Times, London.
Miner, Nelson.
Graphic, London.
Inland Sentinel, Kamloops.
Illustrated London News, London.
Herald, Revelstoke.
Puck, New York.
Slooan City News, Sloean City.
Punch, London.
Enterprise, Wellington.
Harper's Weekly, New York.
Miner, Grand Forks.
Ladies' Home Journal, New York.
Trail Creek News, Trail.
Bradstreet's, New York (donated).
Tribune, Nelson.
Canada Gazette, Ottawa (in exchange).
Comox News, Union.
Quebec Gazette, Quebec (in exchange).
Progress, Chilliwhack.
Library Journal, New York.
The Review, Nanaimo.
Colonies and India, London.
Vernon News, Vernon.
Canadian Engineer (donated).
Advance, Midway.
Celestial Empire (donated).
Ledge, New Denver.
Canada Lumberman (donated).
Kootenay Mail, Revelstoke.
Engineering and Mining Journal.
B. 0. Mining Journal, Ashcroft.
Statist, London.
Slocan Pioneer, Slocan City.
Japan Weekly Mail (in exchange).
Province, Victoria.
Farmers' Advocate.
Mining Record, Victoria.
Western World.
Rosslander, Rossland.
Journal Society of Arts, London (donated).
Mining Review, Sandon.
Journal Microscopy and Natural Science.
Kootenaian, Kaslo.
Journal Sanitary Institute.
East Kootenay Miner, Golden.
Journal Royal Horticultural Society (donated).
Golden Era, Golden.
Canadian Entomologist (N.H.S.).
Standard, Kamloops.
Ottawa Naturalist, Ottawa (N.H.S.).
Miner, Trail.
Nautilus (N.H.S.).
Pay streak, Sandon.
Canadian Law Times.
Boundary Creek Times, Greenwood City.
Annals American Academy.
Mining Critic, Vancouver.
Overland Monthly, San Francisco.
Nation, Victoria.
Manitoba Gazette, Winnipeg (in exchange).
Silvertonian, Silverton.
North-West Territories Gazette, Regina (in exchange).
Economist, Nelson.
Dun's Review, New York (donated).
Mail and Empire, Toronto.
Bookseller k Stationer.
Globe, Toronto.
Monetary Times.
Gazette, Montreal.
Imperial Institute Journal (in exchange). 61 Vict.                          Report of
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Insurance and Finance Chronicle (in exchange)
Literary News (donated).
American Agriculturist.
Canadian Gazette, London.
Canadian Manufacturer (in exchange).
U. S. Official Postal Guide, Washington, D. C. (donated)
North American Review.
The American Geologist (N.H. S.).
Scribner's Magazine (donated).
Nature (N. H. S.).
Canadian Mining Review.
Munsey's Magazine.
Commerieal, Winnipeg.
The Arena.
fortnightly Review.
The Ninteenth Century.
Colonist, Winnipeg (donated).
The Review of Reviews
The Argonaut, San Francisco.
Popular Science Monthly.
Scientific American.
The Quarterly.
Scientific American Supplement.
The Contemporary.
Canadian Electric News (donated).
The Century.
Produce World, London (donated).
Blackwood's Magazine.
The Journal of the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia
Harper's Monthly.
(in exchange).
The Westminster Review.
Labour Co-partnership.
Canadian Architect (donated).
The Wawa, Kamloops.
The Antiquarian.
Record of Technical and Secondary Education, London
The Klondike Bulletin (donated).
British Trade Journal (donated).
Municipal Affairs, New York (in exchange).
Trade Review (donated).
Consular Reports, Washington (in exchange).
Pacific Coast Dairyman (donated).
Freir's Register, London (in exchange).
Mining Review, Ottawa.
The Educational Review, St. John, N.B. (in exchange).
Board of Trade, Kaslo.
Board of Trade, Trait.
C. P. R. Passenger Department.
Experimentai Farm, Ottawa.
Geo. Johnson, Statistician, Ottawa.
Bureau of Ethnology, Washington, D. C.
State Geologist, Alabama.
State Mineralogist, California.
American Society Irrigation Engineers, Denver.
French Consul, Vancouver.
State Geologist, Iowa.
Consul de Chili, Vancouver.
C. C. James, Dep. Min. Agr., Toronto.
British Viee-Consul, Tacoma.
Canadian High Commissioner, London.
Agent-General of B. C., London.
State Geologist, New Jersey.
Nebraska Irrigation Association.
Franklin Institution, Philadelphia.
Philosophical Society, Glasgow.
Journal Society of Arts, London.
The Celestial Empire, Shanghai.
Japan Weekly Mail, Yokohama.
Shanghai Mercury, Shanghai.
Hong Kong Daily Press, Hong Kong.
State Library, Austin, Texas.
State Library, Illinois.
State Library, Maryland.
State Library, Louisiana.
State Library, Connecticut.
State Library, Wisconsin.
State Library, California.
State Library, North Dakota.
Colonial Library, Sydney.
Colonial Library, Melbourne.
Colonial Library, Brisbane.
Colonial Library, Adelaide.
Free Library, New Westminster.
Free Library, Victoria.
Free Library, Vancouver.
British Museum.
Historical and Scientific Society, W nnipeg.
Canadian Institute.
Society of Natural History, Cincinnati.
Smithsonian Institution, Washington.
Library, Missouri Botanical Gardens.
Provincial Library of Ontario.
Provincial Library of Quebec.
Provincial Library of Manitoba.
Provineiai Library of Prince Edward Isiand.
Provincial Library of New Brunswick.
Provincial Library of Nova Scotia.
Library of Legislative Assembly, Regina.
Library of House of Commons, Ottawa.
Library of Normat School, Toronto.
McGill University, Montreal.
Imperial Institute, London.
Royal Colonial Institute, London.
Free Library, Toronto.
Colonial Library, Perth, W. Australia.
Government Cape of Good Hope.
Government of Hawaii.
Government of Strait Settlements.
University of Toronto.
Michigan Mining School, Houghton.
Public Library, New York.
Laval Uiriverity, Quebec.
California State Board of Trade.
Chamber of Commerce, Tacoma.
Chamber of Commerce, Seattle.
Chamber of Commerce, Portland.
Board of Trade, Montreal.
Board of Trade, Toronto.
Board of Trade, Victoria.
Board of Trade, Vancouver.
Board of Trade, New Westminster.
Board of Trade, Nanaimo.
California Historical Society, San Francisco.
State Library, Olympia, Wash.
State Library, Salem, Oregon. 784                                  Report of
Legislative Library.                                1897
State Library, Sacramento, Cal.
Department of Mines, Brisbane, Queensland.
State Library, Idaho.
Captain John T. Walbran, Victoria.
State Library, New Hampshire.
Mr. E. Baynes-Reed, Esquimalt.
Congressional Library, Washington, D. C.
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