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Excerpt from Biennial Report of the State Librarian to the Governor of the State of Iowa, 1885 Sir - If the following report of this department seem unusually voluminous, it is because the past biennial term has been somewhat eventful and important in the history of the Library. The Twentieth General Assembly convened on the 14th day of January, 1884. On the 19th of the same month (which was Saturday) we commenced the removal of the books to the elegant quarters de signed for them in the new Capitol; on the 28th they were all in place - the law permanently, the general temporarily - and ready for use, the transference having having occupied eight days. But at no time, so far as I am aware, during the removal; were members of the Legislature denied access to the books desired for examination. The main ﬂoor and one gallery only were shelved, which necessitated a second moving of the general library after the completion of the te maining galleries. Considerable inconvenience and delay in cata loguing and permanent arrangement has been occasioned by the necessary joint occupancy of the Library with the workmen engaged in finishing the interior. The books in the general library have been arranged by classes Mr. F. B. Perkins' classification, used in the San Francisco Public Library, with modifications to suit our needs, having been adopted. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.