Checklist of United States Public Documents, 1789-1909, Third Edition Revised and Enlarged, Volume 1, Lists of Congressional and Departmental Publications

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Pages
Preface to 3d edition -........... ............ ....--... . ......... ........ nI
Abbreviations .........- ...-...-....... .... ............ Iv
Explanations ...-.... ...-........-........................... Iv
Introduction--.................--. ..---- ----- ..--..-- - .-- ...------ .. . vI-xxi
Definition of "public document" -....V-...........-.......- vII
'Catalogues and indexes issued by the Documents Office, -..II.- - ...... vII-vi
Early general indexes to Congressional documents and reports ..... . vIII-ix
Indexes to McKee's compilation of committee reports -........... Ix-x
Poore's catalogue.-............. -- ..... .........-.-.... ...-. x
Ames's Comprehensive indexes .....--...... ...-..-.............-.... x
Hickcox's monthly catalogue ....-............ ..x-......-.... .. . x-xi
1st edition of the Checklist -- ...................... .... xi
2d edition of the Checklist ...... ...... -----..-... ....-- ---.----- xI
Tables and index -.............. -......-------- --........- ------ ..--. xII
3d edition of the Checklist ....... ................-... xII-xxi
Departmental publications ---.....-..--- ......---...--.. - ...--- xim-xv
Department symbol, first term in classification number .......-. xII-xiv
Bureau, office, or division symbol, second term in classification
num ber ....................... .......................-- .. xiv
Series symbol, third term in classification number .................. xiv
Book number, fourth term in classification number. . xv
Examples of complete classification numbers....-. .. ..... xv
Maps, Charts, and Specifications ...........-......-.... .....-. xv
Congressional notation following entries for bureau editions ............ xv
Annual reports curtailed by Executive order ..... .......... ....- xvI
Advance sheets of 3d edition of the Checklist -..-..-..-............. - xvi
Early Congress papers. .............-....-- - ......--- ..- ...-..-- . xvi
Congressional series-- ......- ....-..-....... - ........-- .. xvI-xxi
Serial numbers.----- ........... -......-.......-....-............ xvxi
Table showing where in previous publications serial numbers may
be found ....-..................-.....-.. ..-.... .......- ..- xvI
Changes in certain serial numbers .-.... - ........ ..-------- xviI
Serial numbers not possible for first 14 Congresses .............. xvIIi-xix
Repeating the "document number". .......... -.............-.... xix
Arrangement of the documents ..... ......... .---...---------- xix-xx
Numbering of series ............ .. .............. . xx
Sessional indexes to the Congressional set .............-.-......... xx
Title-pages and "back titles ".. ...-..........- --...........-..- xxi
Annual reports and serial publications for depository libraries ........ xxI
Congressional tables....-- ...-.......--.. ..........- ..- ...-..------ 1-169
Appendixes ............ .................................... . 171-188
1. Table showing number of documents and reports.................. 173-174
2. List of title-pages and imprints of documents and reports ....---.. 175-184
3. Reference table showing duration of sessions of Congress, etc...... 185-188
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United States. Superintendent of Documents. Checklist of United States Public Documents, 1789-1909, Third Edition Revised and Enlarged, Volume 1, Lists of Congressional and Departmental Publications. Washington. UNT Digital Library. http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1029/. Accessed October 22, 2014.