A General Guide to the British Museum (Natural History) ...

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order of the Trustees [by W. Clowes and sons, limited], 1906 - Natural history - 125 pages
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Page 106 - The valuable collection of manuscripts formed by Sir Eobert Cotton at the. end of the sixteenth and beginning of the seventeenth centuries...
Page 105 - 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',' which latter included numerous zoological and geological speciMontagu House, Bloomsbury.
Page 105 - 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 expense, gathered together whatever could be procured, either in our own or foreign countries, that was rare and curious...
Page 123 - Every such application must be made two days at least before admission is required, and must be accompanied by a written recommendation from a householder (whose address can be identified from the ordinary sources of reference...
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Page 105 - ... not only for the inspection and entertainment of the learned and the curious, but for the general use and benefit of the public to all posterity.
Page 105 - 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 59 - 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...
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Page 121 - Guide to an Exhibition of Old Natural History Books, illustrating the origin and progress of the Study of Natural History up to the time of Linnaeus.

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