The amni 3] report, of the Dunedin At lieim uni and .Mechanical Institute eon1. a ins tlv following clauses : The receipts for flu' year from, all sources, including the bank balance, i’rouv 1913, amounted lo £1 618 11s 6d, and the expo noli ui! e to ±!! .482 Ids 3d. the year ihtw 'Trsino v/lth a, credit balance of £155 17s oil. lu 11111 revenue of the year tfcoie is included a sum of £B7 16s representing th" share of Iho institute in the rental of rm endowment of tlie Otago M in which the institute piutici},.atio. No income from (iris source has avail)b!c. for the institute since 1892, but. a now lease of t-lio property at ;ui increased rental assures the institute of till? animal subsidy during its currency. The committee have decided to place £SO par annum of this .subsidy to a reserve fund to pi o vide for spec lal repairs and oilier contingencies. The average membership for the yenr was ].754, as against 1.788 for the previous year. The library now contains 22.806 worts, rf presented by 26.417 volumes. During the year 477 volume,-- were disposed of and struck off 1 lie catalogue. The accoKeions numbered 9!V-'. works t’ui 919 volumes), oi which 68? were. worts if fiction, and 217 represented wo:ks in other depar tments of literature. The total number of books issued from the library during tire year was 64,447. as compared with 74,939 issued during 1913. The details of the issue for the year just closed are as follow; Science, 158; useful arts. 181 ; fine and recreative arts, 103; social and political science. 235 ; philosophy and religion, 223; history and geography. 3.476: biography and correspondence, 1,964; language and literature, 86: poetry air:? drama, 289; miscellaneous work's (including magazines in book form), 559; fiction. 57,208. The English mail which was despatched from Dunedin via. Wellington and San Francisco on the. 9th December arrived in Loudon on the 10th inst., threw days laU.
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