The trustees finally took the lead in the establishment of a public library into which the collection of the Atheneum was merged.
In fact most of our knowledge of the founder of the Atheneum comes more from memories and traditions than from exact data.
Here at the Atheneum they have the very sign-board that attracted the traveler to "Putnam's Hotel."
Doubtless this served to swell the crowd when the convention met at night in the Atheneum.
The strange experiences of his visit in October 1879 are duly recorded in the Atheneum of the following January.