Professor De Laskie Miller of Chicago, has given his entire collection to the Newberry Library. It was one of the most complete private collections in the city, not made up of periodicals and miscellaneous books, but composed of standard works of all the best authors from the earliest times to the modern; such a collection as a teacher desiring to keep abreast of the times would naturally purchase.
The library contains about 600 volumes of carefully selected standard works. Those relating to obstetrics and diseases of women and children, are noticeable.
Such libraries as these, like keen tools in the hands of the master workman, are valuable as a whole, not merely on account of the intrinsic merits of the component parts. The books when selected in this way by a skilled hand, have a reference to each other as close and enduring as the inlaid pieces of a Florentine