A N N U A L REPORT

UP THE

LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS,

THE PROGRESS OF THE LIBRARY

DURLNQ TEE

CALENDAR YEAR 1894.

WASHINGTON:
GOVEBNMENT PBINTING OFFI<lE.

1896.

ANNUAL REPORT

L I B R A R I A N OF' C O N G R E S S .
LIBRARYOF CONGRESS,
IVmhingtoa, March 1, 1895.
The uudersigned herewith subulits his annual report, summarizing
the progress of the Library and the business of the copyright depnrtmeut clnring the calenc2a.r year closing December 31, 1894.
The estimated aggregate of the book collections of the Library in the
scattered depnrtments in which they nrenow etored amounts to 710,470
volumes and about 225,000 pamphlets.
The copyright business exhibits a further increase, notwithstnndiilg
the general depressiou which continues to check commercial and
rnccl~a~~ical
euterprisc, and the increase is in pnrt attributable to the
steady, though not mpid, extension of the internatioi~al copyright
arrnngemeuts, of which publishers and authors in foreign countries are
availing themselves. This increase, however, is nlnch lilore in the
direction of muaical publications and works of the graphic arts than of
literature.
Tllu aggregate number of copyrights euterecl in the year 1894 wils
64,768, i ~ ~ c l ~ t d all
i n gclasses of publications, as against 58,956 entered
ill 1893, sliowirig an increase of 3,806 entries. The aggregate of copyright fees received and paid into the Treaaury was $49,401.76, being an
irlcrease of @2,G73over the year preceding.
table exhibits the number altd classiflcatiou of eutries
The followi~~g
of copyright:
h'ttnaber of copyright articles entered in 1894.
Sooke ..................................................................... 18,652
Periodicnle ................................................................
12,149
M~~aicnl
comyosition~......................................................
18,460
Dramatic compo~itious.....................................................
465
Photographs.. ............................................................. 6,110
Engravings. ............................................................... 1,894
Lithographs ...............................................................
1,012
Chromoe ...................................................................
1,520
Prints and cnta ............................................................ 821
Designs and drawings ......................................................
312
256
Paintings ..................................................................
Mops ...................................................................... 1,922
Chert8 .....................................................................
189

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REPORT OF THE LIBRARIAN OF CONBBEBS.

The copyright publicatiolls deposited were approximately as follows:
.hTumberof aopyright ar'ticlen received in 1894.
Books
............... .A.
14,437
Periodicals ................................................................
10, :%T,
XInsical compotritioue ...................................................... 15,O:M
Dramatic cornposi tions .....................................................
221
Photographs. ..............................................................
5,Y 1 I
Engravings ................. :.............................................. 1,llil
Lithograph8 ...............................................................
c8.l
Chromoe...................................................................
1 2
Prints end cuts ............................................................
3.18
D e s i p e and drawiup;a.-. ....................................................
1%;
Ifape ......................................................................
1,Ifili
C harta .....................................................................
2OS5

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Total ................................................................ 19,20?r

As the copyright lam requires the deposit of two copies of each puli
lication entered to coinplete the copyright, the actual number of ttrticlcs
(including cinplicates) added to the Library duril~gthe year approxi
lilated 9S,ilG copyright publications.
The weekly catalogue of copyrjght p~~blications
actually deponitctl
ill t l ~ eLibrary,reqnirecl by law to be printed and circnlatecl by t l l ~
Treasury Department, has been promptly co~r~yiled
alicl furnished, tl110
col~yl~soallybeiug iu the hauds of the printer within two clay8 of t111:
expiration of cnch meek embraced ill the issue.
THE T O N E R COLLECTIOK.

There have been added to the collection of books presented to tllc!
Uiritcd States by Dr. J. 31. Toiler 362 books aud pamphlets during t l l ~
year, besides co~rsiderablenccessions to t l ~ en~anuscriptcollection 01'
copies of the letters nucl papers of George Washington.
T l ~ eco~ui~~oclions
and beautiful new bnilcling for the l>errnancU~~
I.
accomlnodtttion of the Library has rapidly advanced toward completic~~l
cluring tlre past year, as shown in the detailed report to Congress I1.v
the Chief of Eugineers ilk clinrge of the co~~strnction
of the bnildi112.
AINSTVOR~H
R. SPOFFORD,
Libm~ina01'Congress.
Hon. ROGER Q. MILLS,
C k a - i ~ w a oaf the Joint Goanhittee on tlre Library.