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RM2AKAA6T–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . library Tuesday,Thursday, and Saturday, from 3 to 5 ; Saturday evening, 7 to S. Wehave a reading room open at all times for any person to read or lookup information. Having no endowment it is up-hill work. The YoungLadies Literary Society every now and then gives an entertainment,which helps us along in funds. North Canaan. — Previous to 1S22 there was a circulating librarynamed Phoenix Library in the town. In 1822 William Douglas, an in-habitant of the town, died and left by will the sum of eight hundreddollars, one half of said sum to be expende
RM2AK9XNE–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . IO REPORT OF THE SECRETARY. >-r. C z » C i? r o u V 5 ? FAIRFIELD COUNTY. 311
RM2AJMB70–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . Population 1890. 1,546 Enumeration 1893. 300 Registration 1893. 2!8Average attend a nee 1893 108 Numberof districts. 10 Number of Schools. 8 Departments. 8 Graded schools. 0 SCALE, ll MILES TO AN INCH. FROM MAP OF CONN COPYRIGHT I893.BY GEO.H.WALKER S CO.BOSTON Population 1890. 2,235 Enumeration 1893. 429 Registration 1893. 458Average attendance 1893 259 Numberof districts. 14 Number of Schools. 13 Departments. 5 Graded-schools. SCALE.U MILES TO AN INCH, FROM MAP PF CONN.COPYRIGHT 1893. BY GEO.H.WALKER S CO.BOSTON. ftkfiU Ci * Population 1890. E
RM2AJMGW3–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . Hill Population 1890 3,868 %l i^^^fmK^LT^Enumeration 1893. 828 f ^p^)f^V<jCcRegistration 1893. 766 ^^^MgA^MjMAverage attendance 1893. 425Number of districts. 14 jmber of Schools. 14 Departments, 19 Graded schools. 4 SCALE,!! MILES TO AN INCH.. Population 1890. 10,131Enumeration 1893 2,160Registration 1893. 1,495Average attendance 1893 870Numberof districts. 20Number of Schools. 19«amwc§!^ Departments. 32Graded schools. 6
RM2AKAAC3–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . order unanimouslypassed the board of aldermen and went to the cou ncil for acceptance.There it was amended to provide that if the Young Mens Instituteturned over its property to the city of New Haven, it should turnit over in perpetuity, and not for a term of ten years. The direc-tors of the Young Mens Institute objected to the amendment, with-drew their proposition entirely, and voted to have their library re-main a private subscription library. At the next meeting of theboard of councilmen, in September, 1886, a resolution was introducedprovidin
RM2AKAH0K–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . t auction of $5,000 worth of hisbooks. In 1878, by the death of Sydney Stanley, a native of Tolland,whose later life was spent in Hartford, it came into possession of hisbooks and a considerable sum of money. The Stanley fund has nowreached the sum of $10,000, and the income is available for the purchaseof books of this class. Large and valuable gifts of books were receivedfrom the late George F. Bacon and George D. Sargeant, both of Hartford.In November, 1883, William I. Fletcher, who had beenforsome years theassistant to J. Hammond Trumbull, LL.
RM2AJM279–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . I intension. Fitting hinges. Parting tool. Design.Shellacking. Beveling withplane. Dovetail withmitre. Design. Pine. 18x04x9 Grooving. Plough plane.PI ough-plan-ing. Dovetail-ing. Straight-edge beveling.Chamfering. Vertical gouging. D r a w i n g Spiralic curve. Cherry.knife. <j.12jxiA Cherry. Pine.12^x9x2^ Pine.i6xic4x2£ It will be seen from the synopsis on the foregoing pagesthat the course of Slojd at New Britain Normal School is ar-ranged for four years of the childs school time. There arethirty-six models representing eighty definite exer
RM2AKAY2X–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . school libraries. 165 School Libraries. The following is the law relating to the establishment andmaintenance of school libraries : Sec. 2218. The Treasurer of the State, upon the order of the secretary ofthe State Board of Education, shall pay ten dollars to every school district, andto every town maintaining a high school, which shall raise by tax or otherwisea like sum for the same purpose, to establish within such district, or for the use ofsuch high school, a school library composed of books of reference, and otherbooks to be used in connecti
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RM2AKAWJ0–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . u . BERLIN FREE LIBRARY. HISTORY OF LIBRARIES. 203 for about two years, then died a lingering death. The members thereoffurnished entertainments, a fair, etc. With the proceeds were purchaseda few books (mostly fiction). These with a contribution of seventy (70)volumes formed the nucleus of what a few fondly hoped would prove alarge and instructive library. We started in a small room, in an emptybuilding, for the use of which we were to pay five dollars for three yearsinsurance ; the furniture was loaned, oil provided by different members ;thus t
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RM2AKARCW–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . ating and lighting the building. For a time the libra-rian gave his services that the library might be free to all, but a yearlygift from the town now enables the librarian to receive a small salary.The library now has 2,500 volumes, and the people seem to thoroughlyappreciate its usefulness and importance as attested by the yearlyreport of the librarian showing a circulation of 2,000 volumes in a towncontaining in all but little more than 700 people. Cornwall.— The Cornwall Library Association was organized Oct. 2,1869, in the study of Rev. E. B.
RM2AJM23J–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . GYMNASTICS FOR COMMON SCHOOLS. Note.— This syllabus was originally prepared for the use ofteachers in the common schools in the State of Connecticut.The author is well aware that to make a publication upongymnastics clear, a large number of illustrations are re-quired, but as the teachers who use this pamphlet will havehad an opportunity of listening to the course of lectures thatare to be given in connection with the lessons, they willmore readily comprehend the context. The object of these lessons is to produce good results.To accomplish this th
RM2AJMERW–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . Population 1890. 994 Enumeration 1893 182 Registration 1893. 178 Average attendance 1893 106. Population 1890.Enumeration 1893.Registration 1893.Average attendance 1893Number of districts.Number of Schools. Departments. Graded schools. SCALE,IIMILES TO AN FROM MAP OF CONN COPYRIGHT 1393. BY GEO.H.WALKEP £ CU.BOSTOM.
RM2AKATEF–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . BRIDGKPORT RUbl-lC LIBRARY.. ir Built by Warner Bros. BRIDGEPORT SEASIDE INSTITUTE. HISTORY OF LIBRARIES. 205 At present the rents of the stores in the Burroughs building are absoibedin paying for this, and in paying the balance of the debt due for altera-tions. The value of the buildings and land belonging to the library isestimated at $150,000. Among recent gifts may be mentioned a legacyof one thousand dollars from Hon. P. T. Barnum, and a legacy of twothousand dollars for books from Miss Catherine Hunt. The losses of thelibrary have never exce
RM2AKA1HB–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . d, 3 Greenwich, 8 177,026.75 Trumbull, 1 Huntington, 6 29,388.22 Weston, 1 Monroe, .. ... Westport, 2 New Canaan, 2 3,425.00 Wilton, 4 New Fairfield, 1 810.00 23 Towns, 98 The greatest defect in our schoolrooms is bad ventilation.There may be no ventilation, partial ventilation, and too muchventilation. The air is often vitiated and stifling. The healthof the children is impaired; they become listless and uneasy.When thewindows are opened the cold air or breeze is dis-charged directly on the children, and this evil is worse, ifpossible, than the o
RM2AJM6BX–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . 64 ENUMERATION BY DISTRICTS. Litchfield County — continued.. Goshen. i, Center, 2, East Street, 3. 4, 6, West Side, 7. 8, 9, io, Hall Meadow, 12, . Union, Joint Districts,.... Total, n Districts,. Harwinton. Union, Total, i District,... Kent,i, Flanders, 2, Plains, 3, North Kent, 4, Macedonia, 5, Bulls Bridge, 6, South Kent, 7 and 8, Geer Moun-tain and Rock, 9, East Kent, io and 14, Skiff Moun-tain and Fuller Moun-tain, 12, Kent Hollow, Total, 10 Districts,. Morris. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Total, 6 Districts,. Districts. Enum. i8()2. New Hartford. North
RM2AKAW2M–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . selected with theutmost care, and to meet actual demands all the rigid economy wasexercised in matters which the public did not feel, and few of themrealized the actual poverty of the institution. From the first, the direct-ors bent their utmost energies towards co-operation with the schools, andas early as their second annual statement they were able to report greatsuccess in this direction. In June, 1888, the library removed to its newhome in the Burroughs building, the alterations of which had been soskillfully planned in accordance with modern
RM2AJMJG5–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . Population 1890. 48,866Enumeration 1893. 13,131Registration 1893. 8,634Average attendance 1893.6,9! 9umber of districts.Number of Schools. Departments. Graded schools. SCALE, I MILE TO AN INCH.. Population 1890. 19,473 Enumeration 1893. 4377 Registration 1893. 3,064 Average attendancel893. 2,303 Number of districts. 13 jrnber of Schools. 17 Departments. 64 Graded schools. 9 : CONN COPYRIGHT 1893 BY GEO H-WALKER £ CQ.BOSTON Population 1890.Enumeration 1893.Registration 1893.Average attendance 1893Number of districts.Number of Schools^ Departments.
RM2AKA3P7–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . but he did not live to see it erected.In June, 1884, a fine Quincy granite, fire-proof building was ready foruse. The first of June the books, numbering 3,056 volumes, wereplaced on the shelves, with space for 10,000 volumes. The many im-provements in library work led the library committee, the Rev. JamesStoddard, chairman, to adopt a modified classification of the Deweysystem, which continues to be acceptably used. In 1S84, Dr. J. De Forestgave another $5,000. In 1886 he died leaving a bequest of $10,000 to thelibrary. So the fund of $20,000 and
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RM2AKAMT4–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . HISTORY OF LIBRARIES. 2 I 3 7, 1887, and the certificate of organization placed on file at Hartford. Asmall library of 159 volumes, owned by an old society called Sons ofTemperance, was donated in 1888, also an encyclopaedia of thirteen vol-umes by the Rev. G. I. Wood, June 20, 1889. The membership fee hasbeen small, but a few books have been added nearly every year. Therewere 646 volumes July 1, 1894. Fairfield. — The Memorial Library was founded in 1876. The originalcontributions $2,130 ; $720 was expended in fitting up the lower roomof the Acad
RM2AJM4RK–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . 9 Town Plot, 91 East Mountain, 40 South Brooklyn, 71 Total, 11 Districts,. 9,824 Wolcott. Union, Total, 1 District,.. Woodbridge. Consolidated, Total, 1 District,.. 127127 73173 130 ENUMERATION BY DISTRICTS. Nbw London. Districts. Enum. tS<)3. Union 2.865 Total, 1 District,.. 2,865 Norwich. Norwich Town, 254 Central, [,548 West Chelsea 957 Greeneville 914 Wequonnock, 940 Falls, or Third, 290 West Town Street,... 114 Mill, or Yantic, .... 71 East Groat Plain 57 Scotland Road, 15 Plain Hill, 14 Wawecus Hill, 15 Total, 12 Districts,. 5,189 BOZRAH.
RM2AJM2RB–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . s similar in nature to an ordinary high school. The Tech-nical department aims at developing skill in trades. In thespecial department, school and college graduates pursue supple-mentary studies in any subject desired. I visited as many departments of this institution as time per-mitted ; and as manual training was the subject I especiallydesired to examine, I passed through nearly all such departments.The classes I saw in wood-work consisted of young men. Theadjoining cuts illustrate the course followed. The instruction given was individual and p
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RM2AKA2WY–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . HISTORY OF LIBRARIES. 245 eighth year. It is in a room, built for the purpose, joining the Congre-gational Church. The people of the town owe the institution largely toMr. James Talcott of New York, a native of West Hartford, who, whenthe church was built, gave liberally to provide a room, and who hassince given often, so that the books have been laigely provided in-thisway. The library has received other generous gifts of books, and ap-plies the income of a fund of two hundred dollars left by Mrs. RoxannaBrace, to the same purpose. It is managed
RM2AJM814–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . iSsg •paXojduia Xisnonuquo^ ? snn 3- omo ?»• 0 IC^NtO^I [>to[>H *? o 5 s1-Sja x. s ° a £5 £ ISwa. •3|BUI3jJ •SPIM rt U M |H2 d § P- A £ S O •apjuisj •3IEJM ^ o2 53 i C^ rocO O O i O OCO C^T^i- •sjmiia^ •s^IM i « ?.oo n r-*co < ICOuiN 0 Mt tot moo nn*£;co r-» to - ) OQ N N O uauiiung uajui^ M . H H 2e .?a m .2 £ s.S 2 S 5 >>hn 5 u! a rt.Ti 36 TEACHERS. I r. i n i - ? [ i (BMipuax jo -oft loolPS ILUUOJvJ papuanv ro -f ^ • N *- -J* i •sjauuiSag •paXo[dui3 X[snonunuc>3 O *t-C O m 1- t^oo m ^J- £ > p fc rt o u •oiiiiuaji •3[EH m
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RM2AKB2K2–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . June 29, 1894. Itwas a year of profitable and hearty co-operation on the part of allconcerned. Arthur B. Morrill. PRIVATE SCHOOLS. The following are statistics of private schools : STATISTICS OF PRIVATE SCHOOLS.TABLE XXXI. 157 TOWNS. Hartford County.Hartford, East Hartford,.Enfield, Glastonbury,.New Britain,.Simsbury,....Suffield, Windsor, Windsor Locks, Totals, New Haven County.New Haven, Names of Schools. 17 Schools,. Ansonia,Cheshire,Derby,. Haraden,.Meriden, . c-d .a — si S5097973 S364 33°3° 39°20 59,3235513150 4937° 6254537442715012553 5° 95
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RM2AJM6WJ–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . Canterbury. Packerville, Baldwin, Willoughby, Green, Hyde...... North Society,.... Frost, Peck, Smith, Westminster, Raymond, Total, n Districts,. ENUMERATION BY DISTRICTS. 63 Windham County — continued. Chaplin. Districts, Enum. i8q2. Consolidated, 105 Total, 1 District,.. 105 Eastford. 1, Eastford, 2, East Hill, 3, Phcenixville, 4, South, 5, Sibley, 6, North Ashford,.... 7, Shippee, , 8, Axe Factory, Total, 8 Districts,. Hampton. Center, Union, Goshen, No. Bigelow, So. Bigelow, Howard Valley, Appequog, Raymond, ... Total, 8 Districts,. KlLLINGLY.
RM2AJMGEY–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . Population 1890. 10,131Enumeration 1893 2,160Registration 1893. 1,495Average attendance 1893 870Numberof districts. 20Number of Schools. 19«amwc§!^ Departments. 32Graded schools. 6. FROM MAP OF CONN.C0PYRI6HT 1893. BY GEO.H.WALKER SCO.BOSTOK. Population 1890. 4,006Enumeration 1893. 1,003Registration 1893. 897Average attendance 1893.593Number of districts.Number of Schools. Departments. Graded schools.
RM2AJM3FE–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . reading-room is abundantly equipped with periodicals andmagazines of every conceivable sort. Illustrated magazines onart and technology in different languages were especially notice-able. Through the courtesy and willingness of the president,Dr. James MacAlister, who personally conducted me through thewhole institution, I was introduced to many of the teachers, ofwhom I obtained information as to methods and lines ofteaching. The institute embraces, among other departments, the follow-ing departments : The Normal Department (for training of teache
RM2AKB3HE–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . rooms in the High School building, two roomsin Germania Hall for Germans, two rooms in the old Fair StreetSchool building, and two rooms on Wallace Street for Italians;one room in each of the Jewish Synagogues on Temple andFactory streets, for Russians; in St. Louis Church, Chapelstreet, for French, and in two rooms in the Woolsey Schoolbuilding, Fair Haven. In these schools there were pupils fromthirteen to forty-five years of age. Those who could speakEnglish were well arranged in classes and, for the most part,instructed in the common branches
RM2AK9W18–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . 3<$MOOJ^^ ^T^gnzzN w/ch.Cohm. FAIRFIELD COUNTY. 315 sufficient for twenty. The light is feeble, the ventilationinadequate, or wanting. Excessive heat alternates with ex-cessive cold. There is every reason for ill health, and noreason for vitality. Brain action is quite impossible, andevery mental activity is stifled. In this county 69 schools have libraries containing 17,808 Libraries-volumes, distributed among the towns as follows: Table XII. TOWNS. Bridgeport, Danbury, Bethel, , Brookfield, Darien Easton Fairfield Greenwich,...Huntington,. M
RM2AJM7AA–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . North Stonington.. Old Lyme. First, Second, Third, Fourth,. Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Total, 8 Districts,. ENUMERATION BY DISTRICTS. 61 New London County—continued. Preston.Districts. Enum.i, Long Society, 2, Bridge, 3, Palmer, 4, Poquetannock, 5, Haskell, 6, Brewsters Neck,.. 7, Preston City, 8, Broad Brook, g, Brown, io, Kimball, ;.. n, Crary, 12, Plains, Total, 12 Districts,. 130 237 16 9733 63S
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RM2AKA955–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . sti-tuted them members. From this sprang the library. From a smallbeginning it has grown to 800 volumes. No member has ever beenasked to contribute since. Now it is a free circulating library. Old Saybrook.— In June, 1854, a ^ew ladies of Saybrook, feeling the:need of more general and varied reading than was at their command,met and organized a reading club. Any lady, by the payment of onedollar, became a member. The books purchased were to be circu-lated from one member to another, in a certain order. At the close ofthe year a meeting was held. I
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RM2AJM5XA–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . O 0 O O O O 00 «n «n O O 1-0 0 ONO^OO o > rJ-00 ^O N w un tj- > M Tf00 0 O t^ M t^ I m o o o o t^ * lO-roiT-K t-^o ^oo i-oo 0vO mco |OnO ?* *nco !-§;§i2 2-S.g SERIES EXPENSES. 89 O.S ., I-i 13 In aj <UO ft 13 (J3C £.2 .£ ft *- ft t 2^i ISP2£ O COM3 m O ilOCO 00 *<*• ?<+? C^ lOQO > CT- O coM CO m co O O O OOO OvO O w o o OOOlO m co m O t^ > « N -*- CO * « O O 00 oQs o OOOOOOOOOMOt^.0 ooooooooomooo 00 t-s t> o t-»0 t^ w N 00 O t-s ( ) -^-sO O O CO - 1r*» m moo O OssQ mM coco CM OOOOOOOtj-OOOOmo OO00 O00O NO ) « inoO 0 sQ O
RM2AJM456–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . RlDGEFIELD. i, Scotland, 3, Limestone 4, Titicus, 5, West Mountain,. 6, Center, 7, West Lane, S, Whipstick 9, Flat Rock 10, Branchville, 11, Florida, 12, Farmingville, 13, N. Ridgebury,... 14, S. Ridgebury, ... Total, 10 Districts,. 300 Total, 13 Districts,. 429 Total, 6 Districts,. 131 Stamford Consolidated, 3,776 Total, 1 District,.. 3,776 Stratford. First, Putney, Oronoque, Total, 3 Districts,. 5°939 Trumbull.Districts. Enum. Tashua, Long Hill, - Chestnut Hill, White Plains, I i.inirls Farm, Nichols Farm, Total, 6 Districts,. Weston. Middle, Fo
RM2AJM5A5–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . 3Jj -*^0 fO^N •[OOlpg ou UJ N ChOM -tO 0 «i>noo NWO D •sjootpg ajEAU^ uj N • OCO • N « • t 0V HOC « ? ^ O <N O • m tnQ 0 0 m • O rf t-*. tj- tj- N s£> in w £) ( ro w mO «>* r>. ^ t^o > moo Thao h o^o «co o t« rj-so rj- o> -*? — t-. moo £ ° oo3 o - ?SO m ro tj-vO 00 sO m O O ^- (CN m O t>* CT« O tN MNOM i vO 00 ^ in O m^O Q m O t^ O* »OcOCO (N t>-0 *-*• t-» i-« O N ^t-^OO ro •t ooo -^-oo i O* 0 cooO t>* -1- co C»co i>00 *. -tfso -< IS OP o. 94 SCHOLARS. •uoijBJJsiSaj JO SISUq UO 3DUE -puajiE jo jo aa t^ t&
RM2AKAM6D–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . s, exclusive of books. Any resident of the town was entitled todraw books upon the payment of the very small sum of fifty cents a year,but feeling that even so slight a fee restricted the desired usefulness ofthe library, it was made entirely free in May, 1893, since which time thecirculation has more than doubled. The library has no endowment, itsentire support, including the addition of books from time to time, comingfrom the original donor. It now numbers 2,600 volumes, and its circula-tion for the year closing October, 1893, was 6,680 volumes,
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RM2AJMH8X–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . i « A Mir Flat.Rock leservjk 5Nic :s/ !). Roun!}Hill Population 1890 3,868 %l i^^^fmK^LT^Enumeration 1893. 828 f ^p^)f^V<jCcRegistration 1893. 766 ^^^MgA^MjMAverage attendance 1893. 425Number of districts. 14 jmber of Schools. 14 Departments, 19 Graded schools. 4 SCALE,!! MILES TO AN INCH.
RM2AJMHW3–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . Population 1890. 19,473 Enumeration 1893. 4377 Registration 1893. 3,064 Average attendancel893. 2,303 Number of districts. 13 jrnber of Schools. 17 Departments. 64 Graded schools. 9 : CONN COPYRIGHT 1893 BY GEO H-WALKER £ CQ.BOSTON Population 1890.Enumeration 1893.Registration 1893.Average attendance 1893Number of districts.Number of Schools^ Departments. Graded schools. Population 1890. 3,40Enumeration 1893. 77Registration 1893. 678Average attendance 1893.525Number of districts.Number of Schools. Departments. Graded schools. SCALE,le MILES TO AN
RM2AKAX70–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . of our best known poets. The firstyear 525 volumes were drawn from library. The past year very littleinterest has been shown in the library. Ashford.— Archibald Babcock, who willed $3,000 to this town, was aformer resident of the town. In his will, which was dated October, 1S62,he gave to the town of Ashford $6,000, one-half to be used in establish-ing a public library and the other half for the maintenance of a band ofmusic. The interest of the $3,000 for the library had to be used for thefirst fifteen years wholly in the purchase of books, after
RM2AKA57F–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . ows a good degree of apprecia-tion on the part of those for whom it was established. We quote fromW. R. Bagnalls History of the Cotton and Woolen Industry in theUnited States : To provide for mental recreation and improvement,and as a means of education and refinement, Charles D. Talcott, shortlybefore his death, projected a library for the use of the operatives andresidents of the village. A building of brick, of ornate, yet tasteful, ex-ternal design, and, in its internal arrangements and rooms, admirablyadapted to its purpose, was erected in ac
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RM2AJMFHY–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . FROM MAP OF CONN.C0PYRI6HT 1893. BY GEO.H.WALKER SCO.BOSTOK. Population 1890. 4,006Enumeration 1893. 1,003Registration 1893. 897Average attendance 1893.593Number of districts.Number of Schools. Departments. Graded schools.. Population 1890.Enumeration 1893.Registration 1893.Average attendance 1893. 268Number of districts. 3 Number of Schools. 3 | Departments. 10 Graded schools. SCALE, 15 Ml LETS TO AN INCH,
RM2AJM3RM–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . e, Total, 6 Districts,Scotland. Total, 5 Districts, Sterling. 1, Ekonk, , 2 Bailey, 3, Sterling Hill, 4, Oneco, 5, Stone Factory,.... 7, Titus, 8, Checkerberry, 9, Granite, 44315 38s3 White Hall, Black Hill Moosup, Pond Hill, Green Hollow, Wauregan, Union, Total, 11 Districts,Pom fret. 4« 69 53 iS Total, 8 Districts,. 272 18571942618828 1,582 2S 9 14 76 101 Total, 8 Districts, Thompson.Districts. Enum. 12, !3j 15,16, 47 5816 4929080iS3355;6 640 Total, 13 Districts,. 1,407 Windham. First, Natchaug, West, Jerusalem, N. Windham, Windham Center,. Warn
RM2AKAFH9–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . nually for books of more thanpassing interest, and when it closed its doors in March, 1892, had 37,000volumes on its shelves. On September 15th of the same year, it wasopened to the public, and has, since that time, received an appropriationof $9,000 a year from the city of Hartford, the mayor being ex officio amember of the governing board, the rest of which is chosen by a selfperpetuating body. Its name was changed to the Hartford PublicLibrary by act of the legislature in May, 1893. The circulation, whichin the subscription days of the library,
RM2AJM7P8–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . eet,... 123 Mill, or Yantic, .... 59 East Great Plain 57 Scotland Road, 15 Plain Hill 18 Wawecus Hill, 18 Total, 12 Districts,. 5,144 Bozrah. First, 24 Second, 21 Third, 37 Fourth, 12 Fifth, 29 Sixth, 67 Seventh, 18 Total, 7 Districts,. 20S Colchester. First, 335 Second, 27 Third, 33 Fourth, 25 Fifth, 75 Sixth, 25 Seventh, 20 Center, Westchester,.. ,23 North East, 37 North West, 13 South East, 19 South West, 24 Total, 12 Districts,. 656 East Lyme. 1, Hill, 38 2, Flanders, 57 3, Boston, 14 4, Niantic 140 5, Black Point, 49 6, Macks Mill, 10 7, Toad
RM2AJM39M–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . SERIES OF WOOD WORK USED IN DREXEL INSTITUTE AND PHILA-DELPHIA MANUAL TRAINING SCHOOLS. MANUAL TRAINING. 317 The instruction is individual in character. I saw some classesin drawing. One was a first years class. Charcoal sketchingfrom casts and type forms was very effectively developed. Verylittle was done with lead pencil, the prime tool in public schools;and as far as I could see there was no special stress laid on howto impart the subject to others, that is, no apparent systematizedand defined method for class instruction, so indispensable in t
RM2AKACXT–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . COE PUBLIC LIBRARY, MIDDLEFIELD. HISTORY OF LIBRARIES. 221 books are largely used by the Sunday-school of the CongregationalChurch, where the library was originally placed. In 1891, the BillBrothers, of whom the founder of the library was oue, commenced alibrary building which was finished in 1892 and presented to the associa-tion at the annual dinner of the trustees the same year and was formallydedicated with appropriate services in 1893 and the books placed therein.The building is constructed of wood with outside finish of stained shin-gles and
RM2AJM2DR–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . COURSE IN WOOD WORK AND TURNING. PRATT INSTITUTE, BROOKLYN. MANUAL TRAINING. 32 I real sense of the word, charcoal sketching being the principalpart of it. The method was somewhat college-like, inasmuch aslectures were delivered hand-in-hand with the art work. Uponvisiting a beginners class and seeing the elaborate artistic workthat was being done, I inquired: This is a normal class ; nearlyall of the students intend to become teachers ; but how can theyuse such work in a public school ? The answer obtainedwas in substance that the institution aim
RM2AKA4K2–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . ear. By an arrangementmade with the Central School District certain privileges are granted toits pupils free of cost. The library at present contains about threethousand volumes. The names of the officers of the association referredto are Mrs. B. F. Harrison, president, and Mrs. C. A. Harrison, vice-president. Waterbury. —The late Silas Bronson, founder of the Bronson Library,was born in Waterbury, West Farms (now Middlebury), February 15,1788, and died in New York city, November 25, 1867. By his will he lefttwo hundred thousand dollars to the cit
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RM2AKABBF–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . 1872 to 1892,an important addition to the means for supporting the library and read-ing-room, but small in proportion to the amount annually voted by sometowns and cities in the State. It may be possible at no distant day toabolish all fees for the use of books at home, as well as at the rooms, butat present it is questionable whether the usefulness of the library wouldbe increased by such action. The board of managers and library com-mittee, by carefully studying the needs of the community, strive tomake the library and reading-room as generally
RM2AKA864–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . r abouttwenty citizens for recreation and culture, taxing themselves fifty centsa year for its support. The library is open for taking out booksonce in two weeks, and each meeting during the winter a committee is. HISTORY OF LIBRARIES. 235 appointed to furnish entertainments of debate, reading, dramas, of whichten cents admission is charged for non-members. We have aboutseventy members now and fourteen hundred books with six hundred dol-lars in the treasury. Salisbury.— The library grew out of the Salisbury Book Club, wasorganized as Salisbury Lib
RM2AKAG1P–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . t*J i HISTORY OF LIBRARIES. 217 times, to all citizens and other residents and visitors in the State ofConnecticut ; and, further, to preserve for other times and men thename and service of David Watkinson. Hartford.— The Hartford Public Library.— The Hartford YoungMens Institute was an outgrowth of the American lyceum system, whichbegan its career under Josiah Holbrook in 1826, and was a forerunnerof University extension. Lectures on Chemistry, Physics, or NaturalPhilosophy, as it was then called, and on other subjects, were given inHartford by Y
RM2AJME7H–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . Population 1890.Enumeration 1893.Registration 1893.Average attendance 1893Number of districts.Number of Schools. Departments. Graded schools. SCALE,IIMILES TO AN FROM MAP OF CONN COPYRIGHT 1393. BY GEO.H.WALKEP £ CU.BOSTOM.. Population 1890. 2,70Enumeration 1893. 563Registration 1893. 499Average attendance 1893.309Number of districts.Number of Schools. Departments. 16 Graded schools. FfiOM MAPCF.CONN COPYRIGHT 1893.BY GEO.H.WALKER S COSOSTON.
RM2AJMHEB–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . FROM MAPOFC0NM.COPYRI6HT I893.BY GEO.H.WALKER fiCO.BOSTON. ? -• No MansLand Population 1890. 1,001 Enumeration 1893. 141 Registration 1893, 157 Average a1tendancel893.79 I Number of districts. 8 Number of Schools. Q Departments. 8 Graded schools. 0. i « A Mir Flat.Rock leservjk 5Nic :s/ !)
RM2AJMAE3–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . SCALE.U MILES TO AN INCH, FROM MAP PF CONN.COPYRIGHT 1893. BY GEO.H.WALKER S CO.BOSTON. ftkfiU Ci * Population 1890. Enumeration 1893.V Registration 1893. Average attendance 1893Mjmberof districts,umber of Schools.Departments.Graded schools. 668 13! 138 . 73 6 6. SCALE, 11 MILES TO AN INCH. Population 1890.Enumeration 1893.Registration 1893.Average attendancel893.Number of districts.Number of Schools. Departments. Graded schools. 67014816!726770 I .•* ? »H
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RM2AKAT37–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . ut all are glad of the cheerfulstory or the history written in a popular style. The Women of the FrenchCourt, Saint Armand, Queens of England, Strickland, Greens Eng-land, and Parkman are very popular. $200 a year, judiciously expended,will well support any library in a town of our size, and the solid booksare much more likely to be read when they are added gradually than ifalways old features on the shelves. The school possesses an Encyclo-paedia Britannica, besides three or four others owned in town ; hencethe library association did not invest
RM2AKA8KP–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . HISTORY OF LIBRARIES. 233 agreed to a proposition offered by several gentlemen interested, that thislibrary should be merged into a public library, to be called the ActonLibrary The Hon. T. C. Acton gave the use of a hall, until a suitablebuilding could be erected. He also donated land and subscribed liber-ally, as did many others toward the building. The year 1874 found itan incorporated library, established in a permanent home with its corpsof officers and trustees. The Hon. John Allen is now and has been anumber of years its honored president.
RM2AKAHEN–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . WATKINSON LIBRARY, HARTFORD.. HISTORY OF LIBRARIES. 21$ The room is open three times a week, and an average of about twentybooks given out each time. The books are not reference books to anyextent, but are carefully chosen books of fiction, and are used by theschool children to the large exclusion of cheap literature from a circleof perhaps one-half of the children. Haddam.— The library originated with Cephas Brainard of New Yorkcity, whose summer home is Haddam, and who takes a generous inter-est in the welfare of his native town. The first books
RM2AJMCH0–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . Average attendance 1893.399Number of districts. 2! Number of Schools. 19 Departments. ZZ Graded schools. 2 SCALE, 12 MtLESTO AN !NCH. FROM MAPOFCONN.COPYRIGHT 1893. BY GEO.H. WALKER & CO.BOSTON. PopuiaTion 1890. 17,747 Enumeration 1893. 3,964 Registration 1893. 3,069 Average aftendancel893 2,155 Number of districts. II Number of Schools. II Departments. 56 Graded schools. 7 Keyser I. Pine PI. -^Norton Pt. SCALE, I MILE TO AN INCH.
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RM2AJM50R–Public documents of the State of Connecticut . t Districts, 323 13 15 6 62 Total, 10 Districts,. Hamden. Total, 13 Districts,. Madison. Consolidated, Total, 1 District,... Meriden. Corner, Center, West, Railroad, Old Road, Prattsville, Hanover, Farms, East, North East, South East, North West, Total, 12 Districts, Middlebury. Total, 6 Districts,. 135 9* Milford. Districts. Enum. iSgj- Union, 733 Total, 1 District,.. 738 Naugatuck. 1, Union Center, 997 2, Union City, 383 3, Millville, 60 4, Middle,4 33 5, Straitsville, 21 6, Pond Hill, 33 Total, 6 Districts,. 1,527 North Branford. First, Second,