\bˈɒstən ˈaθənˌiːəm], \bˈɒstən ˈaθənˌiːəm], \b_ˈɒ_s_t_ə_n ˈa_θ_ə_n_ˌiː__ə_m]\
Definitions of BOSTON ATHENAEUM
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a library supported by subscription and founded, with a governing board of trustees, April 7, 1807. When John Quincy Adams went as Minister to Russia he deposited his library in the Athenaeum, nearly doubling its collection. A valuable collection of coins, antiques and curiosities is also contained in the Athenaeum. It now possesses over 105,000 volumes.
By John Franklin Jameson