General Guide with Plans and Views of the Building

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order of the Trustees, 1913 - British Museum (Natural History) - 121 pages
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Page 2 - The valuable collection of manuscripts formed by Sir Eobert Cotton at the. end of the sixteenth and beginning of the seventeenth centuries...
Page 2 - The official trustees are the archbishop of Canterbury, the lord chancellor, the speaker of the House of Commons...
Page 1 - for the purchase of the Museum, or Collection of Sir Hans Sloane, and of the Harleian Collection of Manuscripts ; and for providing one General Repository for the better reception and more convenient use of the said collections ; and of the Cottonian Library, and of the additions thereto.
Page 1 - Sir Hans Sloane, an eminent physician in London, was for sir Hans sixteen years President of the Royal College of Physicians, Sloanei and in 1727 succeeded Sir Isaac Newton in the Presidential Chair of the Royal Society. He was throughout his long life a diligent and miscellaneous collector, having, as stated in the Preamble of the Act of Incorporation of the Museum, " through the course of many years, with great labour and expense, gathered together whatever could be procured, either in our own...
Page 1 - Having had from my youth a strong inclination to the study of plants, and all other productions of nature; and having through the course of many years with great labour and expence, gathered together whatever could be procured either in our own or foreign countries that was rare and curious...
Page 2 - Collection may be preserved and maintained, not only for the inspection and entertainment of the learned and curious, but for the general use and benefit of the publick,' Parliament covenanted to pay for it the sum of 20,000/.
Page 1 - An Act for the purchase of the Museum or Collection of Sir Hans Sloane, Bart., and of the Harleian Collection of MSS., and for providing one general repository for the better reception and more convenient use of the said Collection, and of the Cottonian Library, and of the additions thereto.
Page 64 - It has only two teeth in the adult state, both of which lie horizontally in the upper jaw. In the female both remain permanently concealed within the bone of the jaw, so that this sex is practically toothless ; but in the male, while the right tooth remains similarly concealed and abortive (as shown in the skeleton by removal of part of the bone which covered it), the left is immensely developed, attaining a length equal to more than half that of the entire animal, projecting horizontally from the...
Page 97 - An Introduction to the Study of Meteorites, with a List of the Meteorites represented in the Collection.
Page 1 - His collection, which at the time of his death in 1753 was contained in his residence, the Manor House, Chelsea, consisted of " books, drawings, manuscripts, prints, medals, and coins, ancient and modern antiquities, seals, cameos and intaglios, precious stones, agates, jaspers, vessels of agate and jasper, crystals, mathematical instruments, pictures, and other things...

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